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October 3rd, 2013

Conga - Some time in Edmundston & the Foire Brayonne

New Brunswick is a gorgeous province.

It has incredible rivers, fabulous scenery, incredible sights and magnificent people with a colorful history. I arrived in Saint Basile on July 31st, my destination for the evening - the Au NIDaigle B & B. I was blown away by this Bed & Breakfast.

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Norma, the lady who runs it is a gracious, bilingual hostess who makes sure you have everything you need and is knowledgeable about Edmundston and the Madawaska region.

When I checked in, she asked me about allergies, what time I wanted breakfast, she took me for a tour of the house, and showed me where I could make a coffee or tea in the evening if I wanted one and then took me to my room. Continued on Next Page

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The lobster roll I bought was filled with shell bits and the lobster poutine was horrid - the fries were hot, but the gravy was cold.

have visited, the people we know and our government and why I am riding. Wally is a veteran and gifted me with a Canadian Flag lapel pin, telling me I am a real Canadian - I They nuked it but then the fries became soggy was humbled and honored to say the least. and the nuking made the grease come to the I retired to my room at about 10 pm, my first surface. I ate the lobster bits and left the order of business? rest - sadly the woman who runs the place You guessed it, filling the therapeutic tub. was not interested in why I did not eat my What a little bit of heaven that was! meal. That's $20+ that I wished I had not spent. Well kept gardens surround the house

I returned back to the B & B, and was greeted by some of the other guests who were sitting on the veranda drinking wine and chatting and low and behold, we have a mutual friend in common - Jon Burman of Classy Chassis in Lakefield Ontario! Wally and Linda are from Oshawa!

The Great Room

After a wonderful sleep, I got up and headed outside to the balcony for coffee and to start editing photos and do some writing. The fog was heavy and I was glad that I didn't need to jump on the bike to early.

The veranda

The king sized bed was wonderful, the private balcony; gorgeous, but the bathroom and the therapeutic tub had me falling in love! After I got my bike unpacked, I rode to Pirate Cove for some supper. It was a terrible meal.

Comfort everywhere

Wally and Linda are riders and we found ourselves talking about riding, the places we

I got some of my gear repacked and headed down for breakfast at 7:30 am. I was treated, as were the other guests to Eggs Benedict, served with fruit, three different cheeses, Continued on Next Page

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sweet breads, the local delicacy of ploye and lively conversation.

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After a brief chat about how to find some of the attractions I wanted to see, I decided to take in the Foire Brayonne - it is a festival that celebrates the Republic of Madawaska and the people who make up the Northwestern part of New Brunswick.

The meal was perfection as was the service. Norma makes every guest feel special.

According to history, the Republic of Madawaska is represented by a flag that was created and raised by a man named Continued on Next Page

Wally and Linda with Rita

Soon the sky was filled with brilliant sunshine and it was time to go and explore Edmundston. What a beautiful table

After breakfast and saying good bye to Wally and Linda I took a walk through the grounds of the B & B. What lovely grounds they have. The giant chess game was a hoot and every where you looked there was a carving or a picnic table and umbrella. As I never got to spend much time in the house itself other than to sleep and eat, I took a tour around it just to see what I had missed out on by enjoying such pleasant company the night before. This place with its hardwood floors and sumptuous furnishings is not at all pretentious, but in fact is just homey, comfortable.

The first order of business was to check out Edmundston Tourism's visitor centre. It is an old train station and has friendly knowledgeable, bilingual staff.

Edmundstons Visitor Centre

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wandered through the vendors booths and viewed the hand woven fabrics and hand crafted jewellery, the smells and sounds of a carnival enveloped me.

Madawaska region is called the Land of the Porcupine and the mascot for the Foire Brayonne is a Porcupine. There is a sculpture at the entrance to the park of the mascot - he almost looks like a beaver until you look at his tail! From the Foire Brayonne web site, here is the definition of the word Brayonne: In the olden days, inhabitants of the Madawaska region cultivated an herbaceous plant called flax, in french known as "Braye". The pioneers grew flax on the plains of SaintBasile. This plant was crushed to render it fibrous in order to make clothing. Thus the flax "brayeux" (shredders) came to be known as Brayons.

Threshing the Flax

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The term "Brayon" can also be associated with the first settlers of Canada, given that some French colonists originally came from the Pays de Bray in Upper Normandy. Several similarities exist between Brayons from the mother country and those from Madawaska, especially their contagious "joie de vivre" (happiness of living) and the renowned buckwheat pancake more commonly known as ploye. End Quote. The displays and attractions at the Foire Brayonne were wonderful to take in, the snow shoe maker and the farmer "threshing" the flax by hand was wonderful to watch. As I

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I was drawn to the small stage down by the river where a jazz/blues singer was belting out a song - I don't know his name or the name of the song, but the man had a voice and a half and everyone seemed enthralled with him.

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needed anything all I had to do was ask.

A booth dedicated to dolls

After a couple of hours of wandering around and enjoying the sunshine, I made my way back to my bike and headed to the Comfort Inn where I would be staying for the night. Singing the blues

I took in the vendors village, there were all sorts of unique booths on hand like one devoted just to dolls and another that was just jewellery - there were locally made fabrics and all sorts of things to catch your eye!

I headed to the room and emptied out my bike. After that task was accomplished I headed for the Antique Auto Museum and the New Brunswick Botanical Gardens. I had forgotten how wonderful it was to ride my bike without all of the weight I was packing - it made finding my way around in a strange town much easier! Continued on Next Page “Dedicated to Serving the Motorcycle Community�

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I took in the Auto Museum first and while it is small, the collection they have there is filled with impressive examples of the automobile's history in New Brunswick. The lady behind the counter took me on the tour and answered all of my questions - she was super knowledgeable about every vehicle in the place! The first vehicle was a Brickland that belonged to Richard Hatfield - a former premier of this wonderful province.

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I loved the antique toy display and marvelled over all of the grand old ladies that graced this museum. The half scale model of the Moth airplane was absolutely well done. I am not sure which vehicle was my favorite but the Rolls-Royce was stunning as was the Willy's.

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I thanked my guide for the journey through the past and headed out across the parking lot to the New Brunswick Botanical Gardens. As a former florist, I found this place utterly amazing. The sculptures, the pathways, the trees and gardens were impressive.

1894 Bicycle

There many, many old cars on display and the ones I have shown you here are but a few. These last two auto photos are two that really captured my imagination - the Nash in particular is a dream car of mine!

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Yet more sculptures

A Swan Sculpture

I had lunch in the Cafe Flora, a Maple smoked bacon, apple and cheese pannini and some Aisan dumplings. If you are a bacon lover this is a must try sandwich. The service was attentive and in English! I wandered over the grounds marvelling at the waterfalls and small bridges, everywhere the fragrance of the flowers filled the air. I stopped into the Herbology building and listened to the French seminar for a few minutes, after it was done, the herbologist, Chantal Dufour spoke with me in English and allowed me to take in the smells of the dryer where the herbs are dried to make teas and tinctures.

1939 Nash

A live buffalo sculpture

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He describes her talent as taking his carvings and creating life in them.

Looks lifelike

Seminars are held on growing herbs

The facility is well equiped and beautiful and Chantal is one knowledgable lady! The next stop was to meet carver Luc Cyr. My grandmother was a Cyr. The Cyr's that came to New Brunswick were only one family with 9 brothers and hence anyone with the last name of Cyr is related! Luc has MS and is confined to a wheel chair. Having been a carpenter all of his life, he found his passion in carving and he is so talented. His wife, Paulette does all of the painting of Luc's carvings.

Luc Cyr busy sculpting

They are so pretty & so fragile. There were dishes with orange slices for them to feed on everywhere and I was amazed at the colonies that flocked to the slices.

He is more in awe of her ability than he is of his own. He told me that he began "sniffing" wood at the age of 6 and never looked back and in fact still has his grandfather's wood working tools, many of them dating back 150 years! After the stimulating conversation and being in absolute awe of this man's skill, I wandered through the 8 acres of flowers, trees and displays feeling so peaceful. The beauty making me miss the art of floristry. The last display I took in before leaving was the butterflies. The tropical environment that they live in is humid and pungent. Everywhere you turned there were butterflies of every color, shape and size.

Butterfly Exhibit

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Guildo and his staff at the Comfort Inn Edmundston are super accommodating and like all of the Comfort Inn's offer a good continental breakfast and so after a really deep sleep I found myself up at 5:30 am and in the breakfast room at 6. There were tons of people already eating and the number of bikers was impressive. I met riders from all over Quebec and Ontario who were looking at the gloomy rain filled skies and sighing. I so enjoyed the gardens and encourage you to take some time in Edmundston. It's beautiful and the people are so friendly.

I headed to my room at the Comfort Inn feeling like I had really gotten to know this city and it's history.

I had laundry to do amongst a few other things and did not need to leave until around

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noon, I took my time hoping the rain would pass. (It did not!) After getting some laundry started, I headed back to my room to do some writing and editing of photos and soon found it was time to pack stop Grand Falls and then off to the Potato World and Potato Chip Company - rain or shine... Until later - ride like everyone around you is blind and can not see you... Belt Drive Betty Editor & Rider

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Table of Contents 2 — Conga 3 — Conga & BC Events 4 — Conga & BC Events 5 — Conga & BC Events 6 — Conga & BC Events 7 — Conga 8 — Conga 9 — Conga 10 — Campbell River Run & BC Events 11 — Campbell River Run & BC Events 12 — Campbell River Run & BC Events 13 — Kootenay Toy Run & BC Events 14 — Thunder Lizard Lips Off & AB Events 15 — Thunder Lizard Lips Off & AB Events 16 — AB Events 17 — AB Events 18 — AB Events 19 — Pair-A-Dice Trikes 20 — Sports & AB Events 21 — Sports & AB Events 22 — bad Uncle Monkey & SK Events 23 — Women in the Wind & SK Events 24 — SK Events 25 — Wordsearch & R.A.G.E. 26 — Road Trip Rewards - Member Benefits 27 — Rider Friendly Business Association

Even with the not so good weather for the 20th Annual Poker Run in Campbell River, 207 Riders came out to register and a total of $4230.00 was raised with half the proceeds going to the Campbell River Search & Rescue and the other half going to B.C.C.O.M. A Grand Total of $70,124.00 has been raised since the first run.

Any person that has organized an event will know that it takes many people behind the scenes and hundreds of hours are required to make a successful day. Tom and Deana Clark again, who took on the huge responsibility of collecting prizes along with their committee are the backbone of this run. Ginger, Ann, Betty, Skip, Erich, and Janette - I’d like to express my gratitude to you all on behalf of all the Riders, B.C.C.O.M. and Search & Rescue for taking on this huge job. Sue, the Decals you made and donated were incredible awesome, thanks girl. Buddy Skip, I’ve come to rely on you heavy in the past 20 years with this run and each year you go one step better. As always, thanks again for the T-shirt and poster designs and prizes as well. Steve Cochrane, what can I say - my hero, I don’t know what I’d do without all your help by

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dedicating your whole day to help me and along with your helpers Cathy & Wendy, I truly appreciated the time you contributed, thank you guys so very much.

I have a total of 25 people giving up their whole day to make this happen, Scotty and Rob for keeping everyone safe by flagging traffic again – you guys have been with the Run pretty much from the start and it is one of the most important jobs that I blessed to be able to rely on you guys each year. Thanks for dedication you have to the run!! Joe and Emma, for sales, you are all awesome!! Diana and Bill for Prize display tables, and to Tom, a very very important job which few will take on, sorting out the hands at the end, Cheers guys. Continued on Next Page

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Again some very generous sponsors made it exciting this year and I’d like to take time to make a special mention to, Abyssal Diving Charters, Apollo Tattoo, Courier/Islander, CR Pet Center, Dairy Queen, Delta Jewellers, Delivery Mills, Discovery Marine Centre, Frenchman’s Tattoo, Fuel Custom Cycles, Hi Tec Screen Printing, Jack’s Motorcycles, Kinsman Club, Lorco Auto Parts Campbell River, Lordco Auto Parts Courtenay, Madman McKay, Merrit Home Furniture, Milwaukee Twin, North Island Communication, North Island Brewing, Pacific Cachalot Ltd., Painters Lodge, Steve Drane Harley Davidson, Storey Creek Golf Course, Twotonium Ink, Weavers Leather, Western Forest Products M.I.F.O., and Windsor Plywood, our thanks to you all!!

To make this event so successful I rely on the generous support of our community

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for donations of prizes, the businesses and people I’d like to thank, Andrew Sheret Ltd., Bailey Western Star Trucks, Bartun’s Hub Insurance, Bike Smith, Bill Howich Chrysler, Black Summit Falling, Coastal Mountain Fuel, Deana Clark, Desolation Sound Studio, Dick’s Fish & Chips, Discovery Specialty Advertising, Don Daniels, E & B Helicopters Ltd., Elks Lodge CR, Evergreen Automotive, Fleck Brothers, Ford Country, Fountain Tire, General Store, Gourmet Essentials, Great Cuts, Hair FX, Home Depot, IAP, Inland Kenworth, InterSports, Kal Tire, Kim’s Acupressure Clinic, Laurie Clark Tax Consultant, Legion Br. #147, Lube X, Marine Harvest, Odyssey Computers, Preston Jewellers, Quality Foods, Royal Coachman, Saratoga Speedway, Save On Foods, Scratch Doctor, Sean’s Salon, Secrets of Asia, Sequioa Springs Golf Course, Shadow Intimates, Shaerora Esthetics, Spinner Sports, Steve Marshal Ford, Stonehouse Teas, Strathcona Gardens, Studio 10, Tangles Hair Salon, Tyee Marine, VI Brewery, VI Fitness For Women, West Coast Nature Art, and Western Equipment Ltd.

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and staff at the CR Eagles for their generous donations, Sponsoring the T-shirts and for having us again this year.

AGAIN, the next people who have come to know every side of me, the Dealers who make the run go so smoothly, -- Patty, Sumi, Betty, Joy, Jen, Robert, Chrystal, Janice, Laura, Continued on Next Page

A big thank you to Todd and staff from the Quinnie, Barry and staff at the Griffin, Kevin and staff at the Backstreet Pub, Cresslynn and staff at the Cumberland Hotel and to Tracy

The Busted Knuckle Chronicles Ginger, Sue and Janette – Great work guys. You can find a group called Campbell River Poker Run on on the internet, with pictures dating back from the very first run. Each year is such a thrill for me, I thank all the riders for making it what it is today. I’d like to thank The Busted Knuckle, and Courier/Islander for the advertising spots.

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles Well, it’s cooled off to the single digits, and circumstances seem to be pointing me towards winterizing the bike a bit early this year. As I look back, I have to say I had a pretty damn decent run of it.. out to Estevan to enjoy the BADCru Bike Rodeo for Diabetes, the Ride for Dad, MADD Ride, and lots more charity runs, plus countless Show’n’Shine events, car shows, and runs with the Vulcan Riders folks, whom have become near and dear to me. However, along the way, we had (of course) a few close shaves, a couple of scares, a couple of obscene words flung at texting/talking/ distracted/idiot drivers, and some minor accidents close to me. Not only that, I had too many friend who had friends go down this year, and I thought about that… didn’t it seem like there were a LOT of motorcycle accidents in Calgary this summer? Turns out there were, with triple the fatalities (9, up six from 3 last summer). NOT what we intended as a group, I am certain. My heart goes out to those who have suffered loss, and I once again ask those who remain… to remain vigilant. There’s still riding weather out there, but as it turns colder the cagers turn up the heat, wind up the windows, and become even less aware of what’s around them. Even LEOs who ride say that they’ve noticed that people merge like the office wasn’t there, that they’re

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distracted, inattentive, and in too much of a hurry. And despite a recent video that seems to indicate that the severity of the crash has nothing to do with speed, years of scientific research indicates that the faster you go, the harder you crash… so keep it under control, hey? Taking it easy prevents that terrifying knock on the door to your family, or that of someone taken out as collateral damage, and lets us all carry on to fight another day. We had a guy stopped out by Bragg Creek who was going more than 240 km/h. Seriously, man? Everyone else is at 80, and you think it’s “safe” to go that speed? I hope you never ride again, especially since you caused another rider to go down in your escapades… regardless of the “why” she went down, it was attributed to your stupidity. It’s a Vespa for you forever if I have any say. Others I’ve heard talk might have indicated a test drive in a face cast might have been appropriate for you, but hey, that’s just what I heard. Eleven serious or deadly accidents involving motorcycles, and more than triple that in “less serious” accidents.. rear enders, side swipes, riders who go down when cut off but don’t actually “crash”, stuff like that. It’s like they really ARE out to get us… and it’s getting worse. Maybe we’re letting too many “New Drivers” slap their signs in the middle of the back window so they can’t see? Maybe we’re letting too many “Driver Training Instructors” loose on the road when they’re not quite skilled enough to be teaching? I came across an incident where a minivan with a “New

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Driver” sign failed to make a low-speed turn, from a complete stop. Just blew across 2 lanes and sideswiped the centre barrier! I stopped to check on them.. turns out the newly licensed driver had decided to teach her sister (who had not even a learner’s permit) how to drive! Fortunately a nearby CPS Officer decided to explain it to them for me.. I’m sure he used less colorful descriptive adjectives. This after a summer where it seemed that everyone in the right seat of a “Student Continued on Next Page

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Driver” labeled car shot ME a dirty look for being offended when I got cut off by their student, or I didn’t appreciate the intimacy between their front bumper and my tailpipe so I .. um.. maybe waved. Yeah, definitely MY fault there.

didn’t. We shared a lively discussion. But I drove sanely when I left him. I tried to set an example for him. We’re bikers of all kinds.. and we know better. Hell, we’re better than all that. So ride safely as long as you can.. and then do the same on 4 wheels thereafter.

So we get frustrated, and buy louder pipes, louder horns, brighter lights… and we hope it works next year.. and I do hope so.

Cheers, all.. be safe. Please. R. Jeff LeGrand

However, now we’re going to soon park the bikes, and we’re going to climb in our sedans, our pickups, our monster 4x4’s, minivans, SUV’s, CUV’s, and WTF’s, and we’re going to be the cagers for a while, so let’s remember something, ok? It’s NOT time for revenge.

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It’s time to set an example. To be the best damn cagers on the road, so next summer “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether we can say without any doubt “hell no, I don’t at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps drive like that. I drive safely, I consider those learning stays young. The greatest thing in around me, and I make sure we all get home life is to keep your mind young.” alive”. It’s not always easy.. hell, just today I wanted to run this stupid moth……… yeah. I Henry Ford

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on courses that are predominantly off-road. Enduro consists of many different obstacles and challenges. The main type of event, is a time-card enduro, whereby a number of stages are raced in a time trial against the clock. "This event was so well organized and laid out." Says Szoke. "Considering all the obstacles Mother Nature and the OPP brought them it was a very well organized competition." Throughout the weekend rain and police interference forced the organizers to quickly reroute many kilometers of trail. "This terrain is really tough." says Szoke "Then you add an element of speed in there it makes the stages even tougher."

Jordan Szoke Pinery Road - Kawartha Lakes Ontario, Canada Sept 22nd 2013 - photo courtesy of Bob Billyard

"I've never been so exhausted in my life." exclaims Pro Rookie Jordan Szoke after completing his first Enduro event in his career. "Just finishing this event is a victory in itself." The Corduroy Enduro celebrated its 60th annual event this fall weekend in the pristine wilderness of Ontario's highlands. Boasting as Canada's toughest off road event, the riders were met with terrain that did just that. Testing the entrants to their limits, this 3 day event pushed its riders above and beyond their limits through hundreds of kilometers in Canada's gnarliest terrain. Enduro is a form of motorcycle sport run

9 time Canadian Superbike Champion Szoke spends a lot of his time on a dirt bike, keeping his skills sharp for when he competes on his Superbike. "When my supporter Sherco Canada brought in a new Enduro bike, they asked me to showcase it in this particular event. The Cord is infamous for it’s brutal punishment, so I figured it was right up my alley." says Szoke. When asked about his very first Enduro experience Bob Billyard of Sherco Canada commented, “Sherco Canada was honored to be part of the 60th Cord, Jordan had a brilliant ride, a very special and memorable weekend for all sharing Jordan's first competitive Enduro.” Sherco Canada was the premier sponsor for the event. Continued on Next Page

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles Szoke finished the three day competition 16 seconds off the podium in fourth position overall. Only 27 seconds separated second to fifth place, one of the closest finishes to date. Making the three day accumulated time trials extremely exciting for fans and volunteers in attendance. "I am so disappointed in myself." Says Szoke. "I made a bunch of really big mistakes out there that cost me a ton of time. I really laid it all out there and am disappointed that I was such a small step off the podium." When asked about competing in more off road events Szoke replies "I'm not sure, I really love the format and the level of competition. Pending support levels this may be something else I'd like to pursue."

Jordan Szoke - 2013 Sherco Enduro 4T Greens Mountain - Highlands East Ontario, Canada Sept 20th 2013 - photo courtesy of Amy Szoke The preliminary track schedule for 2013 is posted on our Google calendar. Please go to to check it out and for the calendar address so you can add it to whatever calendar application you use. Our new website is up and running!

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Alberta Vintage Flat Track Association 2013 Event Schedule

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles While Harleys have been my bike of choice I enjoy all types, makes and models of bikes. Once out on the road, throttle in hand, pavement below all I see is handlebars and the open road ahead. I wave to all riders, young and old, Honda or Harley. Riding the Kawasaki while Snow White gets a new heart and the King awaits his court I notice that not all riders have the same point of view. Sure there are the usual new riders too inexperienced to let go of the bars to wave but Harley riders will actually go out of their way to give a disapproving ignorance. I wave anyways. Some sneer. They are riding a "real" bike where I'm some middle aged man playing make believe. No I didn't drop 30g at the boutique for a new bike but I've built and rode my bikes. The Kawi is basic transportation and nothing fancy but I get my satisfaction from the journey, not the nameplate on the side of the tank. It reminds me of the customer who loved my ShovelHead but could bring himself to buying it because he really wanted a Harley Davidson. I love my Kawasaki; I would love anything that gets me out into the wind. If the bike you ride doesn't move you, whether it is a vintage cafe racer, a loaded down 'Wing,

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a Vespa, PanHead or a new CVO Harley then you are missing the whole point of riding, of having your soul moved. Don't get me wrong. Harley's certainly have the mystic and heritage to be a premier bike but the same could be said of Indian, the racing heritage of Ducati, the honest of a Honda. In a perfect world my garage would house all bikes. So the next time you turn your nose up at that person on that "other" bike remember that maybe they have been there, done that, and the only reason you know about it is because they did. -bad Uncle Monkey

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Women in the Wind I am interested in starting up a Women in the Wind (WITW) motorcycle chapter within Regina for lady riders and looking to find others who may have interest in joining as well. To read about the history of WITW and see where other chapters are located the official national website is here:

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interest I will let you know the date to connect. Gentleman if you know a lady rider that you think may be interested, please pass this along. Thank you in advance! Sincerely, Shelly-Anne Cell 306-501-5820

This national motorcycle club has several chapters across Canada, including Saskatoon. Membership is open to all lady riders, all makes and models of motorcycles and all levels of experience. This is more about a bunch of ladies uniting to ride and socialize together. There is often an annual provincial rally, and like this year (just last weekend) a bi-annual event that hosted over 200 lady riders from across Canada and the USA in Kannaskis, AB at a first class event/conference. Membership within WITW does not have to be exclusive; you can belong to other riding groups and clubs as well. If there are enough women who are interested in finding out how this would work, what’s involved etc… we will set a date to connect over coffee/drinks and discuss. Expressing interest by no means commits you to joining the club. The Saskatoon chapter strongly supports the creation of a Regina chapter and would help us get things rolling. If you are a lady, and you ride and you have interest in finding out more please email me with your name, and phone number and should we get enough

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“Dare to Be

Keeping Southern Saskatchewan Motorcycle Riders Informed

When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully. When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light. When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it. When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway. When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back. When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some. When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going. When times are tough, dare to be tougher. When love hurts you, dare to love again. When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal. When another is lost, dare to help them find the way. When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand. When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile. When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too. When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best. Dare to be the best you can – At all times, Dare to be!” Steve Maraboli

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Volume 12 - Issue 6 4 July 2013 Date 5-7 Jul 13 Jul 13 Jul 19-21 Jul

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Register 11 am to noon Yorkton HD, Yorkton, SK

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Register 11am - noon Salvation Army, Assiniboia, SK Times: TBA… Yorkton, SK

10th Annual Breast Cancer Screening Ride

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Poppy design for Patches Table of Contents 28 — Support Our Troops 29 — Soldiers of Suicide - SOT 30 — Accident Victims Remembered 31 — Motorcycle Musings & ON Events 32 — Motorcycle Musings & ON Events 33 — Ride Like a Pro & ON Events 34 — Ride Like a Pro & ON Events 35 — Birth of Boy Brings Joy & ON Events 36 — Birth of Boy Brings Joy & ON Events 37 — Wounded Warriors Canada & ON Events 38 — 5th Annual “Ride for MS” & ON Events 39 — Motorcycle Hall of Fame & ON Events 40 — Motorcycle Hall of Fame & ON Events 41 — Motorcycle Hall of Fame 42 — ON Events 43 — Thoughts to Ponder 44 — Thoughts to Ponder 45 — NL & NB & NS Events 46 — Faith & Motorcycles

I met with Gordon Moore and also the Dominion Secretary, Brad White, to discuss the poppy issue in person, not just on behalf of CVFR but all veteran riding/motorcycle clubs that would like to incorporate the poppy design into their patch. I am happy to report that it was a very positive meeting and discussion. The end result was that any club that wishes to use the poppy on their patch is asked to submit a letter stating that it is to be used for the club only and not to be used on items sold for profit. I explained that we do charge for our patch as we have to pay the people that make it, but the patch is used by the members only and is not sold to the general public. They were happy with that and assured me that no veterans club would be denied the use of the Legion Poppy design if they wished to use it, as long as they submitted the letter by mail to

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Mr Gordon Moore Dominion President Dominion Command Royal Canadian Legion 86 Aird Place, Ottawa, Ontario K2L 0A1 or email attachement (letter must be signed) directly to Gordon Moore at ggmoore3@ CVFR has done that and will change the design slightly on ours to reflect the legion poppy design. All in all a positive outcome. If you go to the Main Legion website you will find the address of where to send the letter, you may also email Mr White for more information at Michael Blow aka Smokey Capt (ret) CD CVFR Kitshop CVFR Webmaster CVFR National President & founder AMRR Canadian Chair

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Handsome Young Son They watched him go, Their handsome young son, As he marched from the train to the ferry. His father and mother held back tears For he was leaving Prince Edward Island To fight for our Country - Canada. They shivered in the cool air As they watched him go Their handsome young son. Once aboard he turned and waved And a ray of sunlight shone through the clouds. Was it a sign they wondered? Would he return to his home? As the father and mother watched the ship sail away They prayed to God with their hands clasped tight. “Be with him, Lord, Our handsome young son.” Two years later On a cloudy day in November of 1945 A hospital ship pulled into a Halifax dock. The couple saw a young man - minus a limb. Just then a ray of sunlight shone through on him. He smiled and waved ... much older From his days in Europe. The couple waved back And whispered a thankful prayer ... For God had returned Their handsome young son Reginald MacLellan


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles Motorcycle accident victims remembered with charity ride

Accident Victims Remembered

the families of Brett Stevenson and Heather Koerts.

Burlington Post By Tim Whitnell

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Two young lives lost in a recent traffic accident will be remembered through a fundraiser this weekend.

A good friend of Stevenson’s says friends and family of Stevenson and Koerts already have staged several memorial celebrations at various venues in the month since the fatal accident.

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of bike,” Det. Paul Davies of the Collision Reconstruction Unit told the Post on Monday afternoon. He said the investigation is continuing with no determination made yet on possible charges. Toxicology test results from Stevenson are forthcoming. CHANCE TO WIN A BDB HOODIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A Ride To Remember is the name of the event being held in honour of Brett Stevenson and Anyone purchasing any Heather Koerts on Sunday, Sept. 22. “This will probably be the last of the CLOTHING ITEM from the celebrations and then we can get on with the BDB Store between now and The memorial ride, also meant as a way to healing process,” said Lindsay Veljkovic, a October 10th automatically promote motorcycle safety, begins at 11 friend of Stevenson’s for 15 years. goes into a drawing for a FREE BDB a.m. It leaves from SWC Automotive, 1425 HOODIE!!!! SHOP NOW! Graham’s Lane, Unit 2, goes north on Brant Veljkovic said more than 100 people are Street to Cedar Springs Road and will travel registered for the ride. on roads around the Campbellville area before returning to SWC around 1:30 p.m. Stevenson, 31 of Waterdown, a Burlington Toyota employee, and his girlfriend Koerts, 31 “It is a ride that Brett and Heather would do of Burlington, who worked at a local Metro regularly,” said Nicole Wedlake, a longtime grocery store, were killed the night of Aug. 22. friend of Stevenson. According to Halton Regional Police, the couple was traveling northbound on Guelph The cost to participate in the ride is $20 for Line on Stevenson’s 2010 Kawasaki Ninja motorbike and car drivers and $10 for each 600cc around 9 p.m. The motorcycle flipped passenger. It is open to the general public. on its side and ejected the two riders during a Registration is at 10 a.m. left turn onto Mountainside Drive. Anyone not participating in the ride can attend a barbecue afterwards with donations accepted. The barbecue, which is included in the registration fee for riders, is from 1:30-4 p.m.

A 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt driven by a 42-yearold Hamilton man was also involved in the collision.

“The car didn’t cause the bike to come down, it came down by itself. There is clear evidence There also will be a 50/50 draw. that the bike was down before the car entered All proceeds from the event will be donated to the intersection. The car did hit the driver

The Busted Knuckle Chronicles So it is that time of the year again... the mornings are crisp-cool...typical Fall... too cold for cutoffs, too warm for sweatshirts & it promises to be another one of those days that make you feel very much alive. As you heave open the garage door, however, it is the lawnmower that you pull out, not your motorcycle, because the change is in the air from all the rain the past few days & you know that the best of summer riding is likely now behind you. You know that your time is limited before Fall becomes Winter & so you forgo the pleasures of the road for the duties of the yard. There are other things behind you now too, & you put your back into letting go those energies physically instead of leaning onto the corners & letting the wind therapy draw the pain from your heart. We all have lost pets, we all have had many wonderful memories, jokes, laughter, frustrations & pride in them. One of my dogs caused me to break a collarbone, & three ribs when I first started riding. Painful enough but two days before going for my actual license AND damaging the bike?? Insult to injury! He also taught me to be a better rider for it, & know Exactly what do do when the same

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situation presented itself, many years later. For the last 13 years, he has met me with great excitement, no matter how long I was away for, or how I came home. He has been through 4 kids, countless stories, teenage tears, hopes, dreams & secrets that he took to his grave... Death IS the final word. That last instant when you feel the breath leave their body, you realize that there is no Biker Radio is pleased to announce this turning back, no swerving, no braking, no contest is now open and runs from dekeing out at the last second, there are nor Sept 1- Oct 1 more words to say, no more second chances... there is just silence, & the quiet is broken only In partnership with Canadian Heroes Racing by the sound of your tears as they fall gently... Team 2 lucky members will be guests at their final race if you can answer this questionAll that Was, all that you believe Should have name the driver and the position they finished been now never will. All the near misses..or in at their last race near hits, depending on your point of view, all the adrenaline rushes from the close calls, Send answers to Att: all the highs from the time your heart was Race Contest in your mouth from being scared by the 'almosts"...make you realize that when the Winners will be randomly drawn- and will second hand reaches your time, well, that's receive -pit passes with the crew at their final just it. Done. race of the season- hats- shirts and photo ops with the crew of the Canadian Heroes Man & beast alike. Racing Team Most things that trouble me, I ride to find peace with. maybe in a day or two, I will Good luck to those who enter :) and thank ride again, but for now, the nearing end of you from Biker Radio for being a part of this season & yard with winter coming, is, are, my cool contest. reason...excuse? not to. Rider & Raven There are so many, many things to do in the Visit Biker Radio at: yard right now after all... So many things Continued on next Page mes_network

The Busted Knuckle Chronicles set aside, put off, deliberately delayed & downright neglected, all for the sake of the road... so accomplishing even a few makes riding more of a treat, & a real pleasure...a reward, if you will. But I have also found, that some days, my hands in the dirt soothes my soul as much as the road does. And this day, this beautiful Fall day that I can no longer share with my beloved & magnificent companion of 13 years, it is just as well I am not on the road. .For some, losing a dog, or any pet they are attached to, means little, some a lot, some nothing at all, but . But the natural order of my home is now out of sync, the dynamics have shifted & like riding a new bike, one must simply learn to adjust, but it isn't easy. Least not for me, my kids, or the remaining pets who still search, because it's only been a few days now. So it goes.. this too shall pass.. all in due course.... later :) Kate B

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Winding Roads Recently, on my Internet forum, Motorman's Tips and Tricks, http://forums.delphiforums. com/motorman/start there was a long discussion about riding the Dragon and winding, curving roads in general. It seems that many people fear riding winding roads and try to avoid them at all costs. Many of the people who have windingroadaphobia say, "I can ride straight roads just fine, but those curves scare the hell out of me." What these people may not realize is that anybody can get on a motorcycle and ride it straight down the road. Riding straight takes virtually no skills at all. But, when the road starts to wind, you're going to have to counter steer, down shift, up shift and use the brakes properly. In other words, you're going to have to actually ride the bike instead of just being along for the ride. If you don't have the skill and confidence to perform the above, don't even think about riding a very challenging road like the Dragon with 318 turns in 11 miles. What's more, though I haven't ridden the Dragon, I understand there's quite a few bikes on this road and a large number of them are being ridden very aggressively. Plus, there's the occasional 18-wheeler and a good number of

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sports cars on the Dragon at any given time. Obviously, it's not a stretch of road for the timid rider. So, the question is, how do you get over your windingroadaphobia? Fortunately, the answer is quite simple. You learn to use the proper techniques in as safe an environment as possible. Now, I know I've written many articles on riding the twisties, but, since failing to negotiate a turn is still the number one motorcycle crash that involves just the rider and no other vehicle, the proper techniques bear repeating. The most important technique is the proper use of your head and eyes. You must look only where you want the bike to go. That means, focus as far towards the end of the turn as possible. In order to do this properly, you must put your motorcycle in the correct position as you enter the curve. If the road curves to the right, placing your bike in the left portion of the lane closest to the center of the road gives you the best view around the curve. Naturally, if the road curves to the left, start the turn on the right portion of the lane, close to the edge of the road. Don't look at the yellow line or oncoming vehicles. Brake and downshift before you

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles Avoid braking in the turn and rolling on and off the throttle in the turn, either one of these mistakes will cause the bike to straighten up and run wide of the curve. It's very easy to practice these skills and build your confidence. Find a road with long sweeping turns or a low speed winding road and take it slow. You can even set up some low speed (15 to 25 mph) turns in a big parking lot to gain confidence. If you never do these things, you will never lose your fear of winding roads and you'll be missing the best part of the motorcycling experience. Practice is the key, with repetition comes confidence and skill. It's that simple. Now, get out there and ride. Remember, all it takes is a little practice. Good Luck! Copyright 2009 Jerry “Motorman� Palladino

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles Birth of boy brings joy to those who loved Steve Mesic

Birth of Boy Brings Joy & ON Events

“In all this darkness, there’s some light — this beautiful baby boy.” - Norm Dorr The darkness has enveloped the Mesic and Dorr families since June 7, when the baby’s father, Steve Mesic, 45, died during an encounter with two Hamilton Police officers. The province’s Special Investigations Unit was investigating his death and the families say they’ve been told the results are expected any day now.


By Bill Dunphy Courtesy the Mesic and Dorr families Sharon Dorr and her fiancee, the late Steve Mesic. Sharon gave birth to their child Tuesday, 15 weeks after Steve was shot dead during an encounter with Hamilton police. Dominic Steve Mesic will never meet his father, but his newly minted granddad vows that, one day, he’ll take part in his father’s memorial ride. Dominic was born at 11:43 a.m. Tuesday to Sharon Dorr, Steve’s partner and fiancée. According to Sharon’s dad, both baby and mother are doing fine. “Everybody’s perfect, everybody’s fine,” a nearly overwhelmed Norm Dorr said Tuesday afternoon. “I can’t explain how good it feels.

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The SIU has said Mesic died of multiple gunshot wounds and designated two Hamilton Police officers as “subject officers,” meaning they may be judged criminally responsible for Mesic’s death. The officers haven’t been publicly identified and no charges have been laid. Dorr said both Sharon and Dominic are healthy. Asked how he felt, he answered: “How do you think? Awesome. I’m a grandpa to a baby boy. “Maybe one day he’ll grow up big and put on his dad’s leather and ride his dad’s bike —

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Mesic family, even if only to offer condolences. Both the chief and Bratina publicly offered them at that time. Bratina later stepped down from his role as board chair, citing the Mesic case as highlighting a perceived conflict between his role as mayor and his role as police board chair.

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The memorial ride — held for the first time last month — is designed by the family to honour Steve’s memory and raise money for a charity that’s trying to offer immediate respite care for emotionally disturbed or ill patients. Last week, Sharon — along with Steve’s parents and brother and her own father — appeared at the Hamilton Police Services Board monthly meeting in a mute rebuke against Hamilton Police Chief Glenn De Caire and board chair Mayor Bob Bratina for their failure to meet or speak with her and the

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Wounded Warriors Canada & ON Events

Folks, yesterday Wounded Warriors Canada launched a very exciting innovative event. The WWC Battlefield Bike Ride 2014 will raise funds for PTSD service animal programs. The ride will last 5 - 15 June. Juno Beach - Vimy. Commencing on the 70th anniversary of the D Day landings. This ride will be a bucket list experience not only will we cycle in our forefathers footsteps we will take in all that rural France has to offer. Frankly I am getting tired of hearing that Vets are paying upwards to $25k for a service dog. To my mind some of the folks that supply dogs are war profiteers. We do not charge a thin dime to any Vet in need of this great tool to fight the demons of PTSD. The need is great as we all know. Now before we digress into VAC should pay for them. You are right. That said we need to prove it works this will take time. In the interim we need to help those that need this type of help. I would ask that you go to our web site for details etc.

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Please consider joining us in an incredible journey. You will find the ask is modest and quite doable no matter if you fundraise or pay it all yourself or a combination of both. Raised fund are tax deductible. Finally please forward to all your FB friends. We are looking for 200 riders to ride for the 158 fallen. Honour the fallen, help the living. Wayne Johnston Founder Wounded Warriors Canada

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5th Annual “Ride for MS” & ON Events

5th Annual “Ride for MS”

The business community support was exceptional as they provided an awesome number of Door and Auction Prizes that added The “Ride for MS” Poker Run event was held to the registration and pledge funds raised on Saturday, September 21st, 2013. Although that is being donated to the MS Society of we had less than normal motorcycles participating this year due to the poor weather Canada (Windsor-Essex Chapter) to be kept local to help subsidize the purchase of special conditions, we raised a total of 8,528.14 equipment needed by those who have MS in bringing the total for the 5 year period to our own community. $33,902.13!

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September 21st, 2014! See you all then & RIDE SAFE!

Shar Good 900 Hale Street, Stoney Point “Ride for MS” Event Coordinator A total of 95 participants traveled approximately 150km’s throughout Essex County and finished up at the Knights of Columbus, South Windsor for a buffet dinner, fun & games!

Many thanks to our Sponsors: Lone Wolf Clubhouse, Steve’s Auto Shine, Average Joe’s, Pelee Island Winery, Biz X Magazine, Sandbar Waterfront Grill. Leather King, Dominion Bar & Grill, CAW Local 444, The Dealmakers, Belt Drive Betty & The Leaf Neighbourhood Grill. A special thanks to the Participants for enduring the bad weather and the many Volunteers who helped during the event. This event would not be possible without each and every one of you and your support is greatly appreciated by myself & the MS Society of Canada (Windsor-Essex Chapter). Mark your calendars! We will be back for a 6th Annual “Ride for MS” on Sunday,

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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JOHN PARKER TO BE HONOURED BY THE CANADIAN MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME Markham - September, 2013 - The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the second member of the class of 2013. John Parker will be honoured at the Eighth Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion, which takes place on November 2, 2013 at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Center in Mississauga, Ontario. Few racers can boast of a career in which they are riding against not just the children but the grandchildren of their former competitors, but John Parker is one. One of the most successful riders in Canadian dirt track history, he has been twisting the throttle for 47 years and counting. With five No. 1 plates, 21 national championships and 32 provincial championships, he’s a bona fide living legend in Canadian racing. John’s also

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a perennial winner on his adopted home track at Medina, N.Y.

father, also named John, who had raced cars in his native England.

The year 1999 brought spectacular success. John turned 40 and also became the most dominant rider in Canadian dirt track history by winning 12 nationals of which 10 were in a row. He won the CMA No. 1 plate in dirt track, received the White Memorial Trophy, was CMA national champion in the 600 cc and open expert class, CMA provincial champion in both classes and CMRC national champion in both classes. At the end of the season he also married his long-time fiancée Dawn Van Roon.

This year, eight legends and champions will be honoured as well as the The Corduroy Enduro™ as it celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2013.

John learned the love of motorsports from his

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coast to coast and is sponsored in part by the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada (MCC). Founded by Bar and Hedy Hodgson in 1999, the Canadian International Motorcycle Heritage Museum Foundation preserves and promotes Canadian motorcycle history for the benefit of the motorcycling community and the public. Since the first induction banquet in Toronto in 2006, almost 100 distinguished motorcyclists have been inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame. For more information about the Eighth Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion, contact Daniel H. Tessier at or at 647.920.1334. For information about past inductees, historic motorcycle collections, event sponsorship, and tax-deductible donations, visit “There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.” John Lennon

A Ride to Remember

memorial ride that travelled up Brant Street to Cedar Springs Road and then travelled on Two young lives lost in a recent traffic accident roads around the Campbellville area before are remembered through a fundraiser “A Ride returning to SWC Automotive for a barbecue. The barbecue itself had an excellent turn out to Remember” with over 150 people from the community coming together. On August 22nd 2013 Brett Stevenson and Heather Koerts, were killed after the 2010 SWC Automotive Inc reported raising $3200 at Kawasaki Ninja 600cc lost control making this event. All proceeds from the event were a left hand turn onto Mountainside Dr from Guelph Line in Burlington, were then struck by donated to the families of the two lost souls. “Motorcycle awareness needs to be addressed an oncoming motorist. in our community; we are losing far too many wonderful people to carelessness. So keep “A Ride to Remember” was hosted by your eyes open and your mind clear when SWC Automotive at 2- 1425 Grahams Lane you’re on the road. Our LIVES are depending Burlington Ontario, to honour these two on it.” Said SWC Automotive Inc. beautiful people and to also raise Motorcycle Awareness in our community. For more information about this event please visit Over 60 motorcycles showed up for the

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WESLEY PIERCE TO BE HONOURED BY THE CANADIAN MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME Markham - September, 2013 - The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the third member of the class of 2013. Wesley Pierce will be honoured at the Eighth Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion, which takes place on November 2, 2013 at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Center in Mississauga, Ontario. Wes is recognized as one of Canada’s foremost ambassadors for motorcycling. Wes was named by the Government of Ontario as executive of the year in 1994 for his sports promotion in conjunction with the Welland County club. The City of Welland has also frequently recognized Wes for his volunteer contributions to community life. Wes became an avid off-road rider and

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competed in scrambles, trials, hillclimbs He makes a point of visiting ailing friends to and enduros, becoming Canadian junior cheer them up and is present at all sorts of enduro champion one year. His experience motorcycle gatherings far and wide. led him to create the Massassauga Enduro, a challenging event that gained national This year, eight legends and champions will championship status and was a notorious test be honoured as well as the The Corduroy of rider and machine. Another sport which Enduro™ as it celebrates its 60th anniversary was, in this case, revived by Wes is speedway in 2013. racing. Prior to 1970 speedway racing was defunct in eastern Canada until Wes and Stan The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Bradbury united to revive it at Welland and Induction Banquet and Reunion is the annual nurture it to health with a new generation signature event of the Canadian International of speedway stars. For 10 years, Wes and Motorcycle Heritage Museum Foundation, a his wife, Iris, leased the Welland track and non-profit association with charitable status. promoted speedway and other events with his It is governed by an independent board of trademark gimmicks to bring in fans. volunteer directors located from coast to coast and is sponsored in part by the Motorcyclists Wes’ name is often associated with the Confederation of Canada (MCC). Welland County Motorcycle Club in which he has been a member since 1959. Shortly Founded by Bar and Hedy Hodgson in after joining, the club became a second 1999, the Canadian International Motorcycle home to Wes. Over the years, he has filled Heritage Museum Foundation preserves and almost every role the club offered: president, promotes Canadian motorcycle history for the vice-president, road captain, public relations benefit of the motorcycling community and manager, and is now an honourary lifetime the public. Since the first induction banquet member. Wes also originated the club’s in Toronto in 2006, almost 100 distinguished fund-raising Round Robin Cancer Ride. A motorcyclists have been inducted into the natural flair for promotion once inspired Wes Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame. to invite members of a local nudist camp to serve as checkpoint crew and made a For more information about the Eighth Annual major impression on competitors that yearCanadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction -anything to get the club talked about. The Banquet and Reunion, contact Daniel Massassauga became the largest one-day H. Tessier at or at enduro in Canada during its 20-year run. 647.920.1334. At present, Wes is a constant presence at motorcycle shows promoting the club and the CMA, and has played Santa Claus for community service organizations for decades.

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“How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live 'em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give 'em.” Shel Silverstein

ON Events

The Christmas Motorcycle Show (CMS) is the "YEAR END" Motorcycle Show for the Motorcycle Rider. A place that you can buy gifts for your hard to buy for Rider. We have something for everyone at "CMS" with all the latest in the motorcycle industry from motorcycles to appeal to gifts to motorcycle art and First Nations art as well.

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get involved in a program that helps military families at Christmas. Our organisation, associated groups and you, can and will gather and distribute toys for our veterans families at bases across Canada (as far as our toy donations last).

This is not a hand out but a way for Riders to say to our soldiers and especially their families that we appreciate everything they go Each booth will have sale items on hand while through to keep their family unit together. If we they last. You will see custom bikes along with can help by supplying a present or two under best in street bikes competing for cash prizes. the Christmas Tree this year and make a kid happy at Christmas…why not! See race bikes and talk to racers. If you are looking to join a riders group, "CMS" is the How can you help? You can get involved by place to be this Remembrance Day weekend. mailing an unwrapped gift for a kid from 6 We will have cash prizes for the "Best in months old to 16 years old to the address on Show" in " Best Christmas Decorated Bike", our website. If you can talk to your friends “Best Custom Bike” , "Best Overseas Custom", and/or group and get a few toys together that "Best Motorcycle Art”, " Best Scooter" and would be great. As you know CASH is king "Best Vintage" with a tribute to the“ Isle Of and if you can make a cash donation for the Man. We will also have a "Swap Meet" on truck and fuel to deliver the toys to bases Sunday. across Canada that would be very helpful. For the cultural rider and passenger we will have a "Motorcycle ARTSHOW" where we will have arts and crafts made by riders for riders. We will also have a "First Nations Arts and cultural display" and sale as well. The National “Thank You Veterans Toy Drive” is a way for the motorcycling community

If you cannot make it to the show and would like to help anyway, please go to our PayPal account and donate the price of admission of $15+ into the show AS A DONATION for the cause at Or please contact our office at

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Thoughts to Ponder

She turns to the tall, shiny Golden Retriever and says “How well can you do?” “Um. I HATE liver and cheese,” blurts the Golden Retriever.

Liver and Cheese Three handsome male dogs are walking down the street when they see a beautiful, enticing, female Poodle. The three male dogs fall all over themselves in an effort to be the one to reach her first, but end up arriving in front of her at the same time. The males are speechless before her beauty, slobbering on themselves and hoping for just a glance from her in return. Aware of her charms and her obvious effect on the three suitors, she decides to be kind and tells them, “The first one who can use the words ‘liver’ and ‘cheese’ together in an imaginative, intelligent sentence can go out with me.” The sturdy, muscular black Lab speaks up quickly and says, “I love liver and cheese.” “Oh, how childish,” said the Poodle. “That shows no imagination or intelligence whatsoever.”

“My, my,” said the Poodle. “I guess it’s hopeless. That’s just as dumb as the Lab’s sentence.” She then turns to the last of the three dogs and says, “How about you, little guy?” The last of the three, tiny in stature but big in fame and finesse, is the Taco Bell Chihuahua. He gives her a smile, a sly wink, turns to the Golden Retriever and the Lab and says…. Liver alone. Cheese mine. ~~~~~~~~

One Last Wish A bus carrying only ugly people crashes into an oncoming truck, and everyone inside dies. They then get to meet their maker and because of the grief they have experienced; he decides to grant them one wish each, before they enter Paradise. They’re all lined up, and God asks the first one what the wish is. “I want to be

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gorgeous,” and so God snaps His fingers, and it is done. The second one in line hears this and says “I want to be gorgeous too.” Another snap of His fingers and the wish is granted. This goes on for a while with each one asking to be gorgeous but when God is halfway down the line the last guy in the line starts laughing. When there are only ten people left, this

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guy is rolling on the floor, laughing his head off.

“Astronomically, it tells me that there are week’s wages that I can haul something in millions of galaxies and potentially billions a wheelbarrow over to that outbuilding of planets. Astrologically, I observe that that you won’t be able to wheel back.” Finally, God reaches this last guy and asks Saturn is in Leo. Horologically, I deduce him what his wish will be. The guy eventhat the time is approximately a quarter “You’re on, old man,” the braggart replied. tually calms down and says: past three. Theologically, I can see that “Let’s see what you got.” God is all powerful and that we are small “Make ‘em all ugly again”. and insignificant. Meteorologically, I The old man reached out and grabbed ~~~~~~~~ suspect that we will have a beautiful day the wheelbarrow by the handles. Then, tomorrow. What does it tell you?” nodding to the young man, he said, “all right, get in.” Sherlock Holmes & Watson Holmes was silent for a minute, then ~~~~~~~~ spoke. “Watson, you idiot. Someone has Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson went on a camping trip. After a good meal and stolen our tent.” She’s Not Welcomed ~~~~~~~~ a bottle of wine they lay down for the night, and went to sleep. Bert decides to take his Saint Bernard to Strong Young Man the vet. Some hours later, Holmes awoke and nudged his faithful friend awake. The strong young man at the “Doctor,” he said sadly, “I’m afraid I’m “Watson, look up at the sky and tell me construction site was bragging that he going to have to ask you to cut off my what you see.” could outdo anyone in a feat of strength. dog’s tail.” Watson replied, “I see millions and millions of stars.” “What does that tell you?” Holmes questioned. Watson pondered for a minute.

He made a special case of making fun of one of the older workmen. After several minutes, the older worker had had enough. “Why don’t you put your money where your mouth is,” he said. “I will bet a

The vet stepped back, “Bert, why should I do such a terrible thing?” “Because my mother-in-law’s arriving tomorrow, and I don’t want anything to make her think she’s welcomed.”

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“We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.� Paulo Coelho

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Faith & Motorcycles

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September Road Trip You take your chances here on the West Coast when you head out on a weekend road trip through the coastal mountains from September to May. Forget the weather forecast, just plan for showers, sunny breaks, wind, torrential rains and be prepared for some of the “white stuff” in the high mountain passes, if you choose to go that route. After the “Mother of all summers” here on the west coast, its time to dig out the raingear, water proof boots, heated vest and gloves (if you have them), defogger for the glasses or face shield and an extra set of clothes, because we all know that even with raingear, a torrential downpour always seems to result in leaks and soaked clothes. As a group of us are heading out today (Friday September 20th) there is an ominous dark sky looking eastward, directly where we are heading. As we roar through the Abbotsford valley

the majestic snow covered peaks of Mount Baker (just south of the Canada/U.S. border) are a warning of what we might expect on our trip.

the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and rescues them from all their troubles.

If you are on a spiritual journey and are seeking an encounter with God, can I don’t know about you, but as a long time I encourage you to talk to him? He is biker I have given up trusting weather always available and through His living prognosticators and by habit I always pack word, he will speak to you. Be strong and my raingear... and yeah, I do endure a courageous. little ridicule when we are riding in 80o to 90o sunshine when on a summer ride, but Ride safe, Ride True. I get the last laugh when we hit a Pastor Chuck storm cloud or thunderstorm. Freedom Biker Church, Surrey Isn’t the whole concept of preparing for bad weather a lot like life itself? The mountain top experiences and great natural highs that come from life’s good times are always followed it seems by challenges, trials and obstacles and the best way to prepare for these, is to have a solid spiritual foundation. I’ve been a big believer that it is never what happens to us in life that determines our fate, but rather the way we respond to what happens to us in life does. When God is in control of our lives, He has our backs, literally. There is nothing that we cannot handle and His grace, is sufficient for us. In our “Owner’s Manual for Life” there is a great passage of scripture that reads: Psalm 34: 17 When

“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” Mahatma Gandhi

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Canada's ONLY weekly motorcycle newspaper. October 3rd, 2013 - This week featuring Conga - Some time in Edmundston & the Foire Brayonne.