Page 1

The Busted Knuckle Chronicles

Canada’s ONLY Weekly Newspaper for the Canadian Riding Community Serving the Riding Community Since 2003 Vol. 11, Edition 40

Connect with Us

Daily News and Events:

October 24th, 2013

Co n ga - S o m e tim e in Fre d e r ic to n . . .

www.beltdrivebetty.com

I woke up nice and early and got the bike packed up and then headed for breakfast. www.bustedknucklenews.com The Quality Inn Pres du Lac has a fabulous hot breakfast with a great offering of continental Mobile Tools: www.beltdrivebetty.mobi Riders Helping Riders: www.canadianriders.ca breakfast items as well. The Busted Knuckle Chronicles Online

Social Media Belt Drive Betty & The Busted Knuckle Chronicles on Facebook Belt Drive Betty on Facebook Belt Drive Betty on Twitter Belt Drive Betty on Linked In Belt Drive Betty on Google+

Editorial Office: The Busted Knuckle Chronicles 10908-102 St Grande Prairie AB, T8V 2X3

Phone: (780) 402-8892 Fax: (780) 830-4947 E-mail: bdbetty@gmail.com ISSN: 1925-9514

SUBSCRIPTIONS: 1 Year (48 Issues) Full Color PDF Delivered by Email every Thursday Morning (Free if we sponsor your riding club or event Contact Belt Drive Betty for more information) $20.00+ GST Includes unlimited classified ads & Access to our Member ONLY Tools We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage.

With a full belly, I mounted up and headed for Woodstock where a fellow rider, Kevin Sutherland, was joining me to head into Fredericton. Kevin is with the Blue Knights and he ensured that I got to our meeting point in Fredericton on time! This was going to be an exciting day for me, I was going to meet up with a ton of riders in Fredericton to go to Oromocto/Gagetown and in the afternoon I was going to get to take part in the changing of the guard! We pulled up to the Lord Beaverbrook Hotel and were greeted by such a site –30 bikers and Mayor Brad Woodside himself were there to meet me.

Quite the crew to meet me in Fredericton

The Road Dawgs made me an honorary member of their riding club and I got to share hugs with Sue Lawrence of the Fredericton noise bylaw fight and my old friend Brian Stuart from Toys for Big Boys in Moncton. After a few photos and a ton of hugs, we Continued on Next Page

Articles submitted to the Busted Knuckle Chronicles and the Attitude Zone are the opinions of the writer and not necessarily that of the publisher of this publication. All efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of information for events and schedules but it is recommended that you check with the event coordinators before heading out to an event. All information and articles in the paper are copyright protected and reproduction of this publication in part or entirely is strictly prohibited without prior written permission. The Busted Knuckle Chronicles & Belt Drive Betty Media® will not be held liable for any article or ad that is forgotten in error or is not submitted in time for publishing deadlines. For more information on these or any other policies of this publication please contact the editorial office.


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles were off with Headley from the Fredericton Ride for Dad acting as road captain. Our fist stop of the day was in Oromocto/Gagetown where members of CAV and the mayor of Oromocto, Robert Powell, met us. It was a powerful and moving time as I shared with over Robert Powell - Mayor of 40 riders as to why I was riding across Oromocto Canada to raise funds and awareness for the causes of our veterans. We shared tears and hugs and then went to Timmy’s for a coffee and to plan the rest of the day’s riding.

Conga

were ENORMOUS! The service was great and the company was impeccable – what more can you ask for? Well – Brenda Moxon was able join us! Brenda was integral to the fight against the motorcycle only noise bylaw in Fredericton and had just had surgery so she wasn’t on the ride with us. It was so good to finally meet her and get a hug!

Getting ready to eat at the Old Boot Pub

Brenda Moxon

The gang that was able to stay with me for the afternoon took me on some wonderful windy roads away from the main highway.

After lunch a bunch of us headed back to Fredericton via some more twisty little roads. I was honored to inspect the guard at the Changing of the Guard ceremony at 4 pm. Jumper gave me his Paratroopers Beret to wear and ensured the it was creased properly and that the Paratroopers badge was placed just right! It was to be a fitting end to an amazing day in support of our troops.

It’s wonderful to ride with the locals in any region – they always know the best routes and places to eat!

You see the Canadian Army was born in 1884 with the establishment of the Infantry School Corps, Company 'A' in Fredericton. Their coat of arms bears the Beaver as a part of their tradition and connection to Lord Beaverbrook.

We went to a funky little pub called the Old Boot Pub for a late lunch. We had a blast there and Gord of the CAV gifted me with the most amazing “House Wife” from the 505 Ladders. A tiny little mending kit that he asked me to keep in the pocket of my vest. It’s still there and will stay there! The food was wonderful – the onion rings

Page 2

October 24, 2013

Lord Beaverbrook, Sir Max Aitken, who was an expatriate Canadian millionaire, employed artists, photographers, and cinematographers to record the war for future generations and in early 1916, Beaverbrook established Enormous onion rings

Continued on Next Page


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles

Conga & BC Events

the Canadian War Records Office using his own funds. The CWRO publicized Canadians' role and gathered and created records to document the war.

October 24, 2013

Page 3

Lord Beaverbrook was the Chancellor of the University of New Brunswick from 1947 until 1964. New Brunswick was his home as a child. He was raised in Newcastle NB although he was born in Maple Ontario. In spite of living a good amount of time in Great Britain, he never ever forgot his roots and how much he loved New Brunswick. He ensured that Fredericton had a magnificent The beaver on the belt

The Lord Beaverbrook Statue

The beaver on the helmet

Being asked to inspect the guard

The guard coming into Officers Square

Continued on Next Page


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles

Conga & BC Events

Page 4

October 24, 2013

art gallery, town hall and skating rink among other things. After the changing of the guard, I went to Sue Lawrence’s Hair Spa & Gallery. Sue is a hairstylist and so much more. She is a champion of local art and provides local artisans with a place to display and sell their creations. Located in the old Gaiety theatre, Sue took all of her creative talent to create a place that is warm, inviting, eclectic and fun. She offers spa services and has many therapists working here. The place is truly fun – there is no other word for it and like the lady who owns it, this place exudes a vibrant energy. I spent a good amount of time taking in the art; the woodwork and all of the interesting sculptures while listening to Sue explain who made this or who created that.

Hair products

Continued on Next Page Amazing art

Fun stuff A tribute to the theatre her shop now inhabits

I could have spent a lot more time there than I was able to, that’s for sure.

20591 Fraser Hwy., Langley, BC V3A 4G4 604-510-2646 3511 E. Hastings St., Vancouver, BC V5K 2A8 604-293-1107

info@upyourleather.com

Check us out on Facebook and Twitter


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles

October 24, 2013

Conga & BC Events

Page 5

Lots of local art for sale

Peaceful stuff

Sue Lawrence Hair & Spa Gallery

Sue showing me the styling chairs accompanied by local art

Sue’s chair

The hair salon

Whimsical stuff

Wonderfully decorated therapy rooms

After my tour of her store, Sue went home to get supper ready and I went over to the Lord Beaverbrook Crowne Plaza Hotel and got checked in. Headley helped me get my bags to the room. He and I had a coffee and gabbed for a bit while I waited for Sue Lawrence to call about dinner. This hotel is amazing. Opulent but not stuffy, I felt so comfortable here. The staff was

incredibly friendly and helpful and the room was to die for. They had this wonderful relaxation kit on the bed filled with a spray, face cram and foot balms all meant to sooth and relax.

After my night at Zeeland (what Sue calls her place) I took full advantage of the kit and fell in love with the calming and soothing effects. Continued on Next Page


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles

Conga & BC Events

October 24, 2013

Page 6

I finally got my call, it appeared that Brenda Moxon was going to be picking me up. Headley and I said our goodbyes, he was off to a BBQ with friends elsewhere but would pick me up in the morning to ride out to Kings Landing with me. Brenda and her hubby showed up with their son to take me out to Sue’s place. The Hotel entry

We had a wonderful meal, shared some wine and conversation and made plans for the next morning to take in King’s Landing. As many times as I have been to New Brunswick, I had never been to King’s Landing and I was excited, as I had heard so many wonderful stories about the place.

A gorgeous lobby

After a great night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast, I packed up my bike. Headley arrived and we headed off to King’s Landing, about 40 KM’s west of Fredericton, where we were to get a guided tour of this historical village. From the minute we walked in to the visitor’s centre I knew I was in for a special time. The place is utterly magnificent. The furniture, the exhibits and the people were totally captivating. I was introduced to the man who would be my tour guide and was totally taken back to the 19th century.

My room

Continued on Next Page

NEVER RIDE ALONE! Just for Road Trip Rewards™ Members (Formerly BDB Club - which means you if you are a member at www.beltdrivebetty.com and or subscribe to our paper!) This great program means you always have someone looking out for you while you are on the road! IT’S Another PERK of being our member! Visit: www.beltdrivebetty.com/never-ride-alone-program

for the details!


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles

Conga & BC Events

October 24, 2013

Page 7

Built in the late 1960’s, King’s Landing is a collection of buildings that have been moved from various parts of New Brunswick to facilitate the construction of a hydro-electric dam that raised the St. John River over 150 feet. Continued on Next Page

MotorcycleLawyer.ca “Dedicated to Serving the Motorcycle Community”

Daryl J. Brown ~ Barrister & Solicitor

HOPE OPTICAL

Personal Injury Law 15th Floor, Central City Tower Suite 1500, 13450 102nd Ave Surrey, British Columbia V3T 5X3 Telephone: 604-612-6848 Toll Free: 1.877.581.7001 daryl@motorcyclelawyer.ca


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles

Conga

October 24, 2013

Page 8

A gorgeous table set for dining

This place is immense and is filled with area homes that have been thoroughly researched and is a factual representation of the families who once lived in them. The horse and cart that took us around past some of the buildings dropped us off up by the water mill and from there we walked all through the various homes and buildings that are part of the interactive displays.

A Peddlers carriage - they sold implements, dry goods etc

A lesson in spinning

Every home and trading area that is represented has been restored to a different time period.

A family outhouse

You will see the changes in the clothing, the architecture, the utensils and the equipment as you move through this living museum.

Period dressed actors and actresses make this an interactive museum too. They are hilarious and never go out of period! I was taken to spin yarn, feed the hogs, interact in the general store, and be scolded by the school marm! Continued on Next Page


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles

Conga & BC Events

Page 9

October 24, 2013

I had a hoot!

Bathrooms this way

Feeding the hog

All sorts of goods were available in the general store

Drying flowers and herbs

Cooking in the 1900s

Flax being rendered into thread for spinning

Continued on Next Page


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles

Conga

October 24, 2013

Page 10

Continued on Next Page


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles

Conga

October 24, 2013

Page 11

Continued on Next Page


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles

Conga & BC Events

Page 12

October 24, 2013

The back entrance to the Kings Head This gals husband was a sore spot buying all roosters and no hens

village-map

I found it very interesting that many of the gardens you see throughout the place are

Kings Head Pub

Continued on Next Page


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles

Conga

heritage gardens filled with plants that are all but extinct. But are specific to the period represented by the farm house they were grown at.

October 24, 2013

Page 13

action and a horse powered saw as well. At the end of my tour, I met back up with Headley and headed to the parking lot. I was pleasantly surprised to meet a crew of cadets and their commanding officer who agreed to have their photo taken with me. Sue and her man Eric along with another couple were waiting for the trip to St. John. We would be having a late lunch there, getting me checked in at my hotel and taking in the New Brunswick Museum! It was going to be a busy afternoon and I couldn’t wait!

Inside the Pub In the Tavern

We rode under pleasant skies and perfect temperatures to Saint John, it’s a short ride up highway 7, only 113 KM’s and we were meeting a crew from the CAV and a few other riding clubs. Until next week, ride safe! Belt Drive Betty To find out more about the Changing of the Guard Ceremony visit: www.tourismfredericton.ca/en/tourism/ thingstodo.asp To find out more about the Lord Beaverbrook Crowne Plaza visit: www.cpfredericton.com To find out more about the Sue Lawrence Hair Spa & Gallery visit: www.suelawrencehairspaandgallery.com

One of the waitresses at the Kings Head Inside one of the many dining rooms of the Kings Head

I watched a dog-powered butter churn in

To find out more about Kings Landing visit: www.kingslanding.nb.ca


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles

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

Page 14

October 24, 2013

BC Events

More than just News...

Support Paws Fur Thoughts The Long Walk to Sanity 50 dogs, for 50 veterans in 50 days www.pawsfurthought1.com

Ontario’s Premier Motorcycle Publication

...11-times a year

Free Digital Subscription @ www.themotorcycletimes.ca 8859-201 St. Langley, BC V2Y 0C8

1-866-534-6044

www.barneshd.com

www.beltdrivebetty.com


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles

WyzWmn’s Words to the Wise

wyzwmn.com/wyzwmnswords Chinese Philospher Wisdom Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness. – Confucius Novelist Wisdom Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. – Edgar Allan Poe Cartoonist Wisdom These days an income is something you can’t live without–or within. – Tom Wilson Author Wisdom Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger. – Franklin P. Jones Satirist Wisdom Cabbage: A familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man’s head. – Ambrose Bierce Mathematical Wisdom Today’s scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality. – Nikola Tesla

WyzWmn & AB Events

NEVER RIDE ALONE!

Just for Busted Knuckle Subscribers & members of Belt Drive Betty dot Com Fashioned after the Never Work Alone programs this great program means you always have someone looking out for you while you are on the road! Ride Alone - but your never Alone. This FREE service is provided by a certified 911 dispatch center - Intercon Messaging IT’S Another PERK of being our member! Visit: www.beltdrivebetty.com/never-ride-alone-program for the details!

October 24, 2013

Page 15


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles The Calgary Version of the Alberta Bound Tattoo and Arts Festival rolled into town last weekend, and naturally I had to run down and check it out. I choose Friday night because it’s Adults Only, and I prefer not to have the munchkins tripping over me, or be tripping over strollers while I’m trying to stare at art and cleavage. (OH admit it, you look too). Apparently, plenty of Calgarians were out to enjoy the same kind of vibe as I was.

Although the show has often taken up a rather large chunk of the BMO Centre here in town, I was intrigued to see that only Hall A was used this time.. it’s not as big as it has been in the past, however I sincerely think that it’s possible that this is a good thing. In the past, frankly, I’ve wandered down

Thunder Lizard Lips Off & AB Events

entire aisles thinking “what the HELL are these people doing here? It’s like Tattoo Nightmares sponsored people in just to create things that need fixing!”. And some of the products that were being offered for sale were just.. completely unrelated to anything about tattoos. This time, however, it seems the show has really tightened its focus on talented artists, tattoo equipment, and artists in general. I really felt like I saw the highest concentration of quality that I’ve ever experienced at this con, so perhaps a little trimming of the fat has been a good thing! I’m sure we’ve all seen the countless shops and artists coming and going like a case of antique herpes out there, so I’m hoping that things are calming down, the amateurs and hacks are falling by the wayside and taking up more appropriate careers (repeat after me.. “would you like fries with that?”), and we’re going to be able to walk in to more shops and feel confident that an artist that will impress us might be inside. Oh, there were still some t-shirt booths, but they sold stuff related to artists and tattoos, and there was some jewellery and a single sex-toy booth, but overall it was a lot more focused on the artists and their craft. There was a LOT of ink getting dropped as well, which was a good thing to see, and even a little henna on a particular wife’s wrist. Not only tattoos, but Alberta Bound was working for charity as well (specifics on the

October 24, 2013

Page 16

individual show websites) and in Calgary that was by silent auction for some very unique pieces… air brushed hands?? YES!

Continued on Next Page


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles

Thunder Lizard Lips Off & AB Events

As well, I found Dasha Fox with her husband, manning the only booth in the place dedicated to reconstructive tattooing and permanent makeup, (Calgary Micropigment) which I found very interesting. Not just an art form anymore, the craft is now being employed to help those who have mastectomies, or need other kinds of assistive tattooing. They also can do dry needling and skin revision, which you can learn more about from her site.

October 24, 2013

Page 17

her a warm reception, and truly welcomed her into their community.. and community it is. The enthusiasm shown by this artist, the passion for helping others, was quite impressive, and I will follow this side of the craft with interest. Overall, it was a great time, and a lot like a family reunion in some ways. With artists from as far away as England and Germany, Los Angeles and Texas, there was certainly a lot to see, and I think I might have found my artist, after nearly 25 years of searching.. maybe. I’ll let ya know. Good job, Alberta Bound! R. Jeff LeGrand Calgary/Southern Alberta Correspondent The Busted Knuckle Chronicles. By Riders. For Riders. About Riders.

What was very cool to hear was that the artistic tattooists that were there had given

Executive Committee The Calgary Motorcycle Ride for Dad. National Chapter Coordinator Vulcan Riders Association of Canada


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles

AB Events

Page 18

October 24, 2013

IT’S THE ONLY LAW WE DO Calgary 1-877-230-0091 Braithwaite Boyle Centre 1701 Centre Street N

“Creativity is knowing how to hide your sources” Albert Einstein

Red Deer 1-877-314-0123 Braithwaite Boyle Annex 3401 Gaetz Avenue Edmonton 1-800-661-4902 Braithwaite Boyle Building 11816 - 124 Street

TM

Free Consultation Call any local toll-free number 24 hours Proud sponsors of:

The Canadian Paraplegic Association

INJURY CONTROL RESEARCH GROUP Faculty of Medicine University of Alberta

Serving Riders in Alberta, BC, Yukon and NWT

www.AccidentInjuryLawyer.com

We’ve Moved

12508 -100 St • Grande Prairie, AB 780-830-2453 playpenrecreation@gmail.com www.playpenrec.com

All new Models in 2013 for Canada. Malibu 320 and 650 Softtail (see picture) Ventura 320 and 650 hardtail (see on Website) Leopard (Super Moto) Falcon (Extreme Super Sport) Pagatti 1650cc American V-Twin As low as $3,999.Like us on Facebook to keep updated and to win http://www.facebook.com/ JohnnyPagMotorcyclesOfCanada

www.JohnnyPag.com


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles

Page 19

October 24, 2013

AB Events

Facing noise bylaws that single out motorcycles? Contact M.O.D.E.L. for assistance no matter what province in Canada you live in! www.modeledmonton.com

CANINE SECOND CHANCE BEING A DOG’S BEST FRIEND

Foothills Motorcycle Apparel #6, 122 4th Ave W, Cochrane, AB

Founder Sandra Tyacke (587) 988-4813

South of the Lights on Hiway 1A from Calgary

Phone: 403-861-0611 Toll Free: 1-888-851-0619

caninesecondchance@hotmail.com LEDUC AB

www.caninesecondchance.com

Motorcycle Apparel for the Discerning Biker! Easyrider Apparel, Scorpion Helmets, Milwaukee Boots & other TOP NAME BRANDS! Hours: 10 AM - 6PM from Wednesday to Sunday

www.foothillsmotorcycleapparel.com

C O U N T R Y

I N N

AIRPORT PARKING “The Original International Airport Hotel”

2120 Sparrow Drive, Nisku

Phone: (780) 955-2581

www.rigpigclub.com

2120 Sparrow Drive, Nisku

2110 Sparrow Drive, Nisku

Phone: (780) 955-2336

www.blackjacksroadhouse.com

2120 Sparrow Drive, Nisku, Alberta T9E 8A2 Phone (780) 955-2581 • Fax (780) 955-9466 Phone:(780) 955-2581 Reservations Toll Free 1-800-420-1596

Toll Free Reservations: 1-800-420-1596

www.airwaysinn.ca

Legal Hotel Friday Night Steak Nights during riding season!

Sunday Jams & lots of entertainment.

Home of the Erin Doyle Poker Run Aug 13th, 2013 9 Room Hotel with modern rooms,Kilroys Pub,Café, Free WIFI, ATM, VLT’s

(780) 961-2247


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles

Pair-A-Dice Trikes

October 24, 2013

beltdrivebetty.blogspot.com We Specialize in Trikes!

California Sidecar Trikes

Coming August 2013 - HEATED HEATED STORAGE STORAGE like no other! Alarmed ~ Security Cameras ~ Dog Secured Owner lives on premises

Packages & Services Winter Package: Drop your bike/trike off when you are done for the season & pick it up in April! Includes: 6 Months of storage Your choice of 1 hour detailing or 1 oil change $75.00 per month based on a 6 month contract - Total- $450.00 + GST (extra months charged at $75.00) All bikes on a 6 month or

Champion Trikes Roadsmith Trikes Sales, Service, Parts, Accessories, Storage & Financing Located just 55 KM’s from the Edmonton International Airport!

Box 10, 3025 - 3rd St, Sunnybrook, AB T0C 2MO

Page 20

longer contract, are

Our 365 Package: outfitted with a complimentary Battery Tender plug in and are No room to keep your bike/trike? kept charged for you. Includes: 12 months of storage Your choice of 1 hour detailing or 1 oil change $50.00 per month based on 12 month contract - Total - $600.00 + GST Out of Towner’s Package: Live in Fort McMurray? Want to spend more time riding? Includes: 12 months of heated storage 4 round trips to/from the Edmonton Airport Your choice of 1 hour detailing or 1 oil change $75 per month based on a 12 month contract-Total -$900.00 + GST *We proudly use Amsoil products for our oil changes

Phone: 780-789-1933 After the Ride - we can detail your motorcycle for you using your Fax: 1-888-813-3495 choice of FW1 or Bike Magic Products More indepth cleaning service is available Email: richard@pairadicetrikes.com $80 -1 hour cleaning

Visit our NEW WEB SITE! www.pairadicetrikes.com


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles

Cuthbertson Brings Home GOLD Wardlow AB: The 88th edition of the International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) held September 30th to October 5th in Olbia (Sardinia), Italy is in the books and CGRT founding members Shane Cuthbertson (competitor) and Lee Fryberger (support) were in attendance as part of the Team Canada contingent. 625 riders representing 36 countries contested the event which once again proved to be a demanding test of man and machine, as extremely dusty conditions highlighted the 1300 km track all the while combined with elevated temperatures averaging 30°C each day! Not your typical weather/riding conditions for the 13 member Canadian Team!

CGRT ISDE 2013

Sports & AB Events

October 24, 2013

Page 21

Team Canada’s effort consisted of a Junior More importantly, he maintained ‘Gold Medal’ Trophy Team (Under 23 yrs.), Women’s Trophy status, becoming one of very few Canadians to Team, and two Club Teams. Competing in his ever achieve this honor! 3rd ISDE, CGRT’s Shane Cuthbertson was as a member of the ‘Canada West’ Club team with Shane Cuthbertson fellow Alberta rider Mark Dzikowski and B.C. rider Craig Murray. “Words cannot describe the joy and relief of my result at this year’s ISDE! Obtaining ‘Gold Starting Day 1 on his 2014 Husaberg TE300, Medal’ status brings me great satisfaction, as Cuthbertson was seeded very late in the it proves my capabilities are within the top starting order (3 hrs after the lead riders) Continued on Next Page which proved challenging at times; as extremely dusty conditions combined with a rapidly deteriorating track, and slower riders impeded his progress in the 6 timed ‘Special Test’ sections. Much to his surprise, he was able to salvage an overall time within 10% of the lead rider putting him on ‘Gold Medal’ status for the day and resulted in a much better start time on Day 2. In typical fashion, the ‘Moose’ adapted to the challenges and foreign conditions; riding solid each day resulting in a steady climb up the leader board with a final overall ranking of 11th place in the C3 classification!

Cuthbertson, ISDE 2013, Credit - Mark Kariya


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles 10 percentile of the world’s best riders! This is especially gratifying as I am not a professional rider, but rather a 38 year old family man whom races to fulfill an inner passion. This is my dream come true; it is enough to trump the cost burdens - the injuries and defeats the years of sacrifice my family has made for me. I finally have what I need to put my ISDE dreams to rest. I am forever grateful to my family, friends, CGRT, and Team Canada for supporting me along the way.” Lee Fryberger “I find this ISDE difficult to explain, there are too many triumphs!!! It makes me very proud that my good friend has achieved a goal that very few Canadians have reached. Shane is amongst the elite,

Sports & AB Events

but it is more than a personal triumph for Shane. He mentored the younger members of the team, with his calm demeanour and focussed efforts. And his result, along with the other 2 Gold medals earned by Canadians at this years ISDE, prove that our riders are gaining speed and reaching the potential we know they have.” CGRT graciously thanks the following for their support in our racing efforts: Husaberg Canada, A&E Racing and Marine, Valley Motosports, Gamma Sales, Fly Racing, Dragon Goggles, Emperor Racing, Atlas Brace Technologies, ProMoto Billet, FMF, Warp 9, Dunlop Tires, TM DesignWorks, SIDI, USWE Sports, Shorai Batteries, Matrix Concepts, Ryno Power Sports Supplements, Fasst Company, Motorex, HiTech Bracing, PG Graphics, Riders Edge Suspension, Rekluse Canada, Omega Transport, Advanced Pavement Technologies, and Twin Air. www.psra.ca The preliminary track schedule for 2013 is posted on our Google calendar. Please go to www.psra.ca 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!

“Never memorize something that you can look up.” Albert Einstein

October 24, 2013

Page 22

“Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse.” Thomas Stephen Szasz

Alberta Vintage Flat Track Association 2013 Event Schedule

We are Moving to Castrol Speedway - Watch our web site for all the details! http://www.avfta.ca


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles

Sports & AB Events

Page 23

October 24, 2013

“It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.” Marlene Dietrich

STATE ¥ PROVINCE ¥ ROADHOUSE

FRANCHISES AVAILABLE

RADIO ¥ EVENTS ¥ PARTS ¥ APPAREL ¥ SWAG WWW.STRIPCLUBCHOPPERS.COM CONTACT: INFO@STRIPCLUBCHOPPERS.COM ¥ PH: 714 465-7103

Dare to Know What your body needs to heal itself! The BodyTalk System with Practitioner: Bev Groot To book an appointment or find out more about the BodyTalk System call: 306.981.5686

Pondarosa MH & RV Park

Located on Trans Canada Highway east side of Swift Current, SK

Ph: (306) 773-5000 Open all year!

RV and Tenting sites creekside ~Full or Partial Hook-ups Bathrooms/Showers ~ Laundry Facilities ~ Internet CAA Approved “Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.” Muhammad Ali


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles

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: http://www.womeninthewind.org/ 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

Women in the Wind & SK Events

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 Shellyanne888@gmail.com Cell 306-501-5820

Page 24

October 24, 2013

`

The Canadian Legion of Riders

!

And the Battlefords Jazz Society

Presents

Halloween Costume Bash featuring

the Barons of Buckingham Date and Time: Friday, November 01, 2013 at 8:00PM Place: Sloan room @ the Royal Canadian Legion Br.70 North Battleford

Midnight Lunch Tickets $10.00 per person Available from the Legion and members of the CLR Executive or Contact Kevin Jones: Secretary@canadianlegionofriders.ca

Our Events Calendars: www.canadianmotorcycleevents.com Email to submit events to: events@beltdrivebetty.com The Canadian Riders Support Network www.canadianriders.ca Belt Drive Betty’s Blog www.beltdrivebet t y.blogspot.ca Our Newspaper’s home on line: www.bustedknucklenews.com Our Rider Friendly Phone Book and resources for the businesses of the Rider Friendly Business Association: www.rider friendly.ca


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles

Wordsearch & R.A.G.E.

October 24, 2013

Page 25

Belt Drive Betty’s Wordsearch S I S S A K P S H D I Y Y K N K D G K N K

S W V G H I S A E P A L Y I A I K N H A A

E U A U K E M Y E Y D G H N M T A I E M V

N K D H L A E K K N K N K D A C T P D S A

N D I H S N E I I I I I I N S H E E I N S

KASSIS KATERFELTO KAVASS KAYAK KAZIASKIER KECK KEDGE KEELHAUL KEENEYED KEENNESS KEEPING KEEPSAKE KELPIE KEMPT KEPI KHAMSIN KHANSAMAH KHANSAMAN KHEDIVE KHITMUTGAR KHOJA KHUDD KIACK KIBITKA KICKSHAWS KIDDING

E K T N E K L K N T N K L E N E R E V I S

E I A E G O C D A G T K N S A N F K E K O

K H K Y G H H I C S K E A S H E E I D K X

K I A R A E O R K E P E R Z K R L R G I Z

I A A J A K A O K I T E C E I L T T N L T

A M O R Q F E G D E K M E K E A O L I L A

C H T V T K I N G S H I P K I N S E D I C

K E L P I E Y L E I P S R E D N I K D N T

D K J N I K R E D L I K E M P T F M I G I

KIDNAPER KILA KILDERKIN KILLICK KILLING KILN KILOGRAM KILT KINDERSPIEL KINDHEARTED KINDLY KINDNESS KINE KINFOLK KINGCRAFT KINGHOOD KINGLY KINGSHIP KINSMAN KIP KIRTLE KITCAT KITCHENER KITE KITHLESS KITTEREEN

K H I T M U T G A R N I S M A H K O K E K

O P K E E L H A U L K C I L L I K I L T R

R E P A N D I K O K I B I T K A L I K K Q

What YOU Can Do Contact your local MLA: http://www.legassembly.sk.ca/mlas/ http://www.elections.sk.ca/voters/find-my-constituency Contact the Rate Review Panel: Saskatchewan Rate Review Panel PO Box 1301 Saskatoon, SK S7K 3N1 E-mail: input@saskratereview.ca Toll Free: 1-877-368-7075 Saskatoon: (306) 934-1948 Join the Movement on Facebook and let your friends know: http://www.facebook.com/groups/203829343093351/

Become a member at: www.saskrage.org


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles Do you like attending Motorcycle Events? Download Our FREE Events App NOW!

Road Trip Rewards - Member Benefits

October 24, 2013

Page 26

Best Roadside Service Individual Plan Service Details

The Individual Plan will cover a particular person with the below services regardless of what vehicle they are driving.

ADD YOUR SPOUSE FOR FREE! Join our Canadian Riders Support Network Be there to lend a hand when a rider finds themselves in need in a strange community YOURS! Your information becomes part of” The Little Black Book of Rider Friendly Businesses” - it’s a motorcyclists community phone book! AND when you sign up, we give you a free one year subscription to the Busted Knuckle as our way of saying thank you! The Canadian Rider’s Support Network - there to lend a hand should you find the need.

This option is available for couples that would like to share the 6 available service calls and all included services. Simply select this option on the signup page. Services Include: • Towing up to 120 Kilometers • Battery and Jumpstart Assistance • Flat Tire Service • Lost Key and Lockout Service • Up to $100 for a Locksmith • Out-of-Gas Fuel Delivery • Personal Assistance • Trip and Routing Service • Full Concierge Service • Hotel and Travel Discounts • 6 Service Calls per Year

L A I R C E FE 0 P S F .5 ar! 9 O $7 ye w er o N Dp US

x

ONLY $89.50 USD per year!

http://www.beltdrivebetty.com/best-roadside-service

beltdrivebetty.blogspot.com


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles TIP OF THE WEEK Customize your Facebook Updates

Rider Friendly Business Association

October 24, 2013

Page 27

AB Travel and Events News BKC SK Edition - Saskatchewan news, SK Rider Down, SK Travel and Events News BKC MB Edition - Manitoba news, MB Rider Down, MB Travel and Events News

At Belt Drive Betty.com we post A LOT of information, articles, and newsfeeds. All this information is categorized and automatically fed to our various social networks via RSS Feeds. By “Liking” the right pages, you can get EXACTLY what you are interested in.

BKC ON Edition - Ontario news, ON Rider Down, ON Travel and Events News BKC QC Edition - Quebec news, QC Rider Down, QC Travel and Events News BKC NS Edition - Nova Scotia news, NS Rider Down, NS Travel and Events News

Belt Drive Betty’s Fan Page - Updates from BDB, Lifestyle News, Funny Pages

BKC NB Edition - New Brunswick news, NB Rider Down, NB Travel and Events News

Bikers United in Remembrance – Support Our Troops News and events

BKC PEI Edition - Prince Edward Island news, PEI Rider Down, PEI Travel and Events News

Road Trip Rita - Posts from Betty’s BEAVER Mascot, funny animal stories and videos

BKC NL Edition - Newfoundland & Labrador news, NL Rider Down, NL Travel and Events News

Canadian Motorcycle Events - Posts updates and posters from Canadian motorcycle events

BKC YT Edition - Yukon news, YT Rider Down, YT Travel and Events News

Busted Knuckle Classifieds - Classified ads that are posted on our website automatically share with this page

BKC NWT Edition - Northwest Territories news, NWT Rider Down, NWT Travel and Events News

Rider Down – All Canadian Rider Down News feeds

The Road Trip Rewards Card for Busted Knuckle Subscribers & Members of BeltDriveBetty.com Enjoy Savings, Special Services & Rider Support Tools! Order Your 2013 Rider Friendly Phone Book by emailing bdbetty@gmail.com The Book is Free but there is Canada Post to Pay $7.50 for Shipping & Handling

The Busted Knuckle Chronicles Page - Busted Knuckle News, general information of interest to the Canadian Riding Community

Are you a Techie? Download our Rider Friendly Phone Book App and get the info for FREE!

BKC BC Edition - British Columbia news, BC Rider Down, BC Travel and Events News BKC AB Editon - Alberta news, AB Rider Down,

Road Trip Rita says you should NEVER leave home with out your Road Trip Rewards Card!

http://m.magmito.com/RFBA/BlackBook

Your virtual membership card is located on your profile page on www.beltdrivebetty.com


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles

He Stands Table of Contents 28 — SOT - Tribute Poem 29 — Soldiers of Suicide - SOT 30 — Motorcycle Musings & ON Events 31 — Robert’s Aimless Ramblings & ON Events 32 — Robert’s Aimless Ramblings & ON Events 33 — Ride Like a Pro & ON Events 34 — Ride Like a Pro & ON Events 35 — ON Events 36 — New Products & ON Events 37 — Wounded Warriors Canada & ON Events 38 — Motorcycle Hall of Fame & ON Events 39 — Motorcycle Hall of Fame 40 — Motorcycle Hall of Fame 41 — Thoughts to Ponder 42 — QC & NL & NB & NS Events 43 — Faith & Motorcycles

October 24, 2013

SOT - Tribute Poem

He stands in the rain near the cenotaph, remembering the men he knew in his past. Faces young and full of pride, their country called, they would not hide. Training was tough and the summers hot, friendships are made, not hard to spot. Together they sailed to the beaches of France, optimism high and not left to chance. Battles fought with chaos around, many are lost without a sound. More to the litter during the fray, will he make it through the day. Weeks go by as do the months, somehow he survives despite his doubts. Cemeteries now mark the names of the dead, years pass with many tears shed. The bugle calls him to this day, to honor those who died this way. Today he stands near the cenotaph, remembering the men he knew in his past.

Page 28

Written by: Dennis Chawrun Victoria, BC January 25, 2007 Reason: In the summer of 2004 my wife and I traveled to Europe and participated in a battle field tour which featured the 4th Canadian Armoured Division. The tour covered the route taken by this Division and we visited many of the WWII battle fields and cemeteries. Since the tour Remembrance day for us is very special as we better understand the sacrifices made by our parents generation.

Both our fathers served in the Canadian Army, my father with the Lincoln and Welland Regiment as a rifleman. This poem is dedicated to the men and women who serve our country in its time of need and in particular to all our veterans in the Canadian Forces. W.D. Chawrun

www.veterans.gc.ca


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles

October 24, 2013

Soldiers of Suicide - SOT

Page 29

FUNDRAISING FOR S.O.S. PROJECT

By the non profit organization: HONOUR OUR CANADIAN SOLDIERS

LEVÉE DE FOND POUR LE PROJET S.O.S.

Par l’organisation a but non lucrative: Honorons nos Soldats Canadiens 830787-3 S.O.S. PROJECT IS TO ALLOW US TO HONOUR OUR SOLDIERS OF SUICIDE (S.O.S.) 1. 2. 3.

LAUNCHING A WEBSITE SO THE FAMILY KNOW WE ARE REMEMBERING WHAT THEY DID FOR OUR COUNTRY ( By the end of May BY THE END OF MAY 2013) TO DEDICATE A TREE AT BEECHWOOD NATIONAL MILITARY CEMETERY IN OTTAWA (By the end of September but the order has to go in by the end of June 2013) TO HAVE THE 3 MOTHERS OF OUR S.O.S. SOLDIERS IN ATTENDING THE UNVIELLING CEREMONY IN SEPTEMBER LE PROJET S.O.S. PERMETTRA DE RENDRE HOMMAGE A NOS SOLDATS DU SUICIDE

1. 2. 3.

LE LANCEMENT DE SITE INTERNET AFIN QUE LES FAMILLES SACHENT QUE NOUS NOUS SOUVENONS DE CE QU’ILS OU ELLES ONT FAIT POUR NOTRE PAYS (Objectif est pour la fin mai 2013) DÉDIÉ UN ARBRE AU CIMETIÈRE MILITAIRE NATIONAL DE BEECHWOOD A OTTAWA (Objectif est pour la fin septembre mais la commande pour la plaque doit eêtre fait par la fin juin) Avoir les 3 mamans de nos Soldats du suicide assister à la cérémonie de devoilement de Septembre 2013) PRE - ORDER YOUR HONOUR OUR CANADIAN SOLDIERS T-SHIRT PRE - COMMANDEZ VOTRE GILET HONORONS NOS SOLDATS CANADIENS JASON MULLIS, 34445 Granton Line, Unit A, Granton Ontario N0M 1V0 supportourtroops@execulink.com

Sunday Nov 10 at 3:00 Civic centre Cornwall SPECIAL hockey Game and Ceremony to thank our troops put on by the RIVER KINGS Troops in uniform FREE or with ID 1/2 price!! All welcome!! Come and support our Troops and enjoy some fast Hockey. For more info call Rodney 613 363 4708 Brian Goodfellow QDJM, RED Ribbon Forces, Canadian Veteran Freedom Riders, Cornwall.

519.225.2901

or

519.476.8778

20$ MEN / HOMME LARGE X LARGE XX LARGE 20$ SHIPPING FOR UP TO 2 T-SHIRTS

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT / UN GROS MERCI POUR VOTRE SUPPORT


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles The road is one travelled hundreds, if not Thousands, of times, yet you wonder what imps & demons are afoot to cause such treachery in your mind, for you do not recognize where you are..... Seriously. The rain hits the windshield like hail. It sounds like breaking glass. You are hunched over, shaking. jaw clenched. hands tight. The air is heavy with urgency as only a midnight call can bring. A sense of panic; someone is depending on you. You taste the bile as a large truck passes too Too close without dimming their brights, as if you don't much matter & in that split second you are beside each other, you truly feel small, minor, insignificant.

Motorcycle Musings & ON Events

fingers of greedy, starving children... Did you know that fear tastes like blood? We have no control; only Choice & sometimes, not even that. The night is impossibly dark. Time speeds quickly by yet seems to be slower than usual. The unknown that is waiting, taunts you. Terrifies you. It is faster than you dare go. But you do. Raindrops dance & shimmer like fireworks sparklers in oncoming lights. Especially the bluish or purplish ones. Odd. But is cold. So very Cold. The bridge surface is worn, rutted, potholed & surprisingly slick! Your breath is caught somewhere between your throat & your chest as you feel yourself sliding & the winds you were outright Cursing but a few moments ago are suddenly your ally & you owe it one as it tips the scales in your favor & holds you up & allows you to proceed.

It is ugly, this weather, yet holds a beautiful fascination.Your mind drifts like the tires in the well-worn grooves in the road that are filled with glittering, shiny, pretty silver water that turns as black as ink, the second the lights pass.

You know this road; you really do! You know the curves, the lean angles, the timing & every damn tree & area the deer like.

The wee bit of water collected by the road from the rain is minor; barely enough to make a splash yet it pulls & grabs at you like the

What you Haven't learned is how to round the corner & become up close & personal with an owl..

Over the years, many years, you've learned this. It is like breathing.

October 24, 2013

Page 30

Least of all a big, white Pissed off owl facing a cat with a mouse between them. or maybe it was a squirrel... And suddenly you are passing & all disappear from the range of headlights, like silent ghosts.. It is beyond bucketing down now; has there Ever been rain like this before? Ever? Really? It is not fit for (wo)man nor beast but there you be... Another corner to your destination & yes, you were in time & now you merely appreciate a roof & warm blanket. Among other things. But you thank God & all you ever thought was Holy because you know that there may well be a "next time"... And the road, for whatever reason of it's own, may delay or detain you, for it has once more become a familiar stranger... later... Kate B


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles

Robert’s Aimless Ramblings & ON Events

Robert’s Aimless Ramblings...

October 24, 2013

Page 31

October 2013 Newspaper

from Kenora for winning the best poker run hand with an ace high flush. A special thanks goes to the police from Kenora, Fort Frances and Dryden for their traffic escorts and ensuring everyone’s safety, and in particular, the OPP for their motorcycle escort for the entire ride. Thanks to my fellow Lead Riders, Bob Gordon from Kenora, and Doug Hutton from Dryden, our group ride from the Fort into Dryden was a huge success on Saturday. The ladies at the Legion in the Fort started us off with a great lunch and then we were escorted through the TSN/KRAFT Celebration Tour festivities at The Sorting Gap Marina in the Fort with a “bagpipe salute” from the FF Highlanders.

A bear crossing the 502 highway near the Monument Pull-Over brought our mile long caravan down to a crawl/stop but only for a few minutes – being our version of the Toronto 401 rush hour traffic. In Dryden the Legion greeted us with their Sargent of Arms and Army Cadets as traffic/ parking security, followed by a delicious barbequed steak dinner, so we were well fed. Dryden Mayor Craig Nuttall was gracious in welcoming us to his hospitable city and should know his citizen Doug Hutton did a marvellous prize gathering job from his many generous local businesses. Congratulations goes to Lawrence Lunam

It was also pleasing to see so many couples amongst the riders this year, it’s always nice to see ladies in leather. Another special thank you goes to Kevin Kennedy from Stratton for raising the most money amongst the riders – and to all the riders, and all their donors, from Fort Frances, Dryden, Kenora, Red Lake, Sioux Lookout, Thunder Bay (and points in between, including Bemidji, MN) who raised funds for such a worthy cause as our local Alzheimer’s Society. We look forward to next year’s event, to be hosted by Kenora, and until then, keep your feet on your pegs and the wind at your back. Bill Naturkach – Fort Frances


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles

Robert’s Aimless Ramblings & ON Events

October 24, 2013

Page 32

Visit the Support Our Troops Section on www.beltdrivebetty.com by CLICKING HERE


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles Seats I'm often asked what kind of seats I have on the Harley Electra Glides I use in my rider skills show. I know the reason they ask is because most people are not happy with their stock seats, or the after market seats they've tried. Plus, the fact that I've had the seats we use upholstered in a distinct black, white and gold pattern, must be the cause of the curiosity. First, let me say the seats we use are Harley Davidson Sundowner Solo seats that I've had reupholstered in the white, black and gold pattern. The reason I like these particular seats is that they are the only ones I know of that brings the rider 2 inches closer to the handlebars. What's more, the nose of the Sundowner Solo is very narrow which allows the shorter rider to flat foot the bike much easier. The fact that the Sundowner is also comfortable is an added bonus. Sitting upright and close to the handle bars gives the rider much more control, especially when turning from lock to lock. Plus, being flat footed makes it much easier to back up the motorcycle when the need arises.

Ride Like a Pro & ON Events

Recently, I replaced two of my Electra Glides with 2008 Street Glides and unfortunately, Harley does not make the Sundowner Solo for any of the 08 models as of yet. Since the stock Street Glide seat is too far from the bars and too wide in the nose for shorter riders and both these Street Glides will be ridden in my shows by women, I had no choice but to modify the stock seats. I've done this type of modification myself, but since I also wanted some custom upholstery on the Seats, I decided to let a pro do the job. I took the seats to Anthony's Auto Upholstery, Inc. at 903 East 93rd Avenue, Tampa, FL 33612, 813-931-8722. But, if you like to try this modification yourself, here's how it's done. 1. Use a sharp flat screwdriver to remove the staples from the upholstery and the seat pan. 2. Once the upholstery is removed, you may find the stock foam is covered with a saran like wrap. The saran wrap keeps the foam from getting soaked through when the seat gets wet. Remove that wrap by simply peeling it off. 3. Next, put the uncovered seat back on the bike and sit on it. If you're trying to get flat

October 24, 2013

Page 33

footed, the best thing to do is narrow the nose or the front sides of the seat. With a magic marker, make some marks on the side of the foam where your thighs meet the seat. If you want to get closer to the bars, you will

Continued on next Page

Please tell “Motorman� Belt Drive Betty sent you to receive your $5.00 discount


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles have to acquire some dense foam from an upholstery shop and cut it to fit behind you on the rear lip of the seat. This can be tricky, so get plenty of extra foam. To shape the foam use an electric knife and some rough sandpaper. 4. Once you get your foam in place and you're satisfied that you are close enough to the bars, mark the sides of the seat. 5. Now, it's time to start trimming the sides. Do it a little at a time on each side. Try to make the slices as smooth as possible. Once you're satisfied that you've taken enough foam off, use the sandpaper to smooth out the cuts and shape the seat. 6. If you're unable to smooth the foam enough and you're afraid your rough cuts will show through the upholstery, don't worry, a piece of thin head liner foam can cover all your mistakes. Some 3M foam glue will hold the headliner foam in place.

Ride Like a Pro & ON Events

7. All that's left to do is stretch the stock upholstery over the foam and staple it in place. If all you've done is narrow the nose, the stock vinyl should go right back on if you pull it tight and use plenty of staples. If you've added foam to move you forward, you'll probably have to have a shop make a new skin. 8. You now have a custom seat made especially for you for much less than you'd pay for an after market seat that may or may not fit you. Many thanks to Anthony's Upholstery staff, they did an incredible job on the seats for the new Street Glides. Remember, all it takes is a little practice. Good Luck! Copyright 2009 Jerry “Motorman� Palladino www.ridelikeapro.com

October 24, 2013

Page 34


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles

J&J MOTORCYCLE SWAP MEET RODNEY COMMUNITY CENTRE Sunday Oct 27 2013 10 am – 3 pm 135 Queen St Rodney ON Located approx. 35 mins from London and

ON Events

Chatham. 1 hr from Windsor or Woodstock 5 mins off Hwy 401 exit at Furnival Road exit # 129 Towards Rodney take a left at the crossroads Queens Line and Furnival Rd Community Center is down on the left VENDORS PLEASE CONTACT Fred Jennings at 519-864-1427 (calls only) e-mail fcjenn5@hotmail.com or

October 24, 2013

Page 35

fred.jenn@sympatico.ca 10x10 Spaces $40 Table Spaces $25 Set up time 8am-10am Book early to save a spot General Admission $5 Children under 12 Free with a parent Food and refreshments available


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles

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.

New Products & ON Events

Man. We will also have a "Swap Meet" on Sunday. 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.

October 24, 2013

Page 36

can help by supplying a present or two under the Christmas Tree this year and make a kid happy at Christmas…why not! How can you help? You can get involved by mailing an unwrapped gift for a kid from 6 months old to 16 years old to the address on our website. If you can talk to your friends and/or group and get a few toys together that would be great. As you know CASH is king and if you can make a cash donation for the truck and fuel to deliver the toys to bases across Canada that would be very helpful.

The National “Thank You Veterans Toy Drive” Each booth will have sale items on hand while is a way for the motorcycling community they last. You will see custom bikes along with get involved in a program that helps military best in street bikes competing for cash prizes. families at Christmas. Our organisation, associated groups and you, can and will See race bikes and talk to racers. If you are gather and distribute toys for our veterans If you cannot make it to the show and would looking to join a riders group, "CMS" is the families at bases across Canada (as far as our like to help anyway, please go to our PayPal place to be this Remembrance Day weekend. toy donations last). account and donate the price of admission of We will have cash prizes for the "Best in $15+ into the show AS A DONATION for the Show" in " Best Christmas Decorated Bike", This is not a hand out but a way for Riders cause at friendsofveterans.com. Or please “Best Custom Bike” , "Best Overseas Custom", to say to our soldiers and especially their contact our office at fovcanada@gmail.com "Best Motorcycle Art”, " Best Scooter" and families that we appreciate everything they go "Best Vintage" with a tribute to the“ Isle Of through to keep their family unit together. If we

www.beltdrivebetty.com


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles

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 www.woundedwarriors.ca for details etc.

October 24, 2013

Page 37

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


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles

BMW MOTORRAD CANADA TO SPONSOR THE EIGHTH ANNUAL CANADIAN MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME INDUCTION EVENT Markham - October, 2013 - The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to welcome BMW Motorrad Canada as a sponsor of 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. “We are proud to be a part of this exceptional event which recognizes the accomplishments and hard work of the many legendary riders, advocates and industry standouts that have made Canadian motorcycling what it is today,” noted BMW Motorrad Canada Director Norm Wells. “BMW Motorrad Canada has been in the business of building motorcycles since 1923.

Motorcycle Hall of Fame & ON Events

October 24, 2013

Page 38

This year they celebrate ninety years of manufacturing motorcycles. We are proud to have them on board to help us honor the class of 2013” stated Roger Pelletier, Chairman of the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Banquet Planning Committee, which oversees the event.

signature event of the Canadian International Motorcycle Heritage Museum Foundation, a non-profit association with charitable status. It is governed by an independent board of volunteer directors located from coast to coast and is sponsored in part by the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada (MCC).

The gala event will officially honour the incoming class of 2013. This year, eight legends and champions will be honoured as well as the The Corduroy Enduro™ as it celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2013.

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

The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion is the annual

Continued on next Page


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles

Motorcycle Hall of Fame

motorcyclists have been inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Center in Mississauga, Ontario.

For more information about the Eighth Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion, contact Daniel H. Tessier at daniel@motorcycling.ca or at 647.920.1334.

In this world there may be tens of thousands of motorcyclists who owe their lives to Stuart Munro, the recognized godfather of rider training in North America. Stuart was passionate and relentless in his campaign to introduce a comprehensive training program to the rapidly growing community of novice riders who were at risk of becoming accident statistics as the baby boom generation adopted motorcycling. Thanks to his initiative, classes that began in a parking lot in Ottawa in 1967 now have evolved and spread from coast to coast in Canada and throughout the United States.

For information about past inductees, historic motorcycle collections, event sponsorship, and tax-deductible donations, visit www.motorcyclehalloffame.ca.

STUART MUNRO TO BE HONOURED BY THE CANADIAN MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME Markham - September, 2013 - The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the fifth member of the class of 2013. Stuart Munro 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

October 24, 2013

Page 39

signature event of the Canadian International Motorcycle Heritage Museum Foundation, a non-profit association with charitable status. It is governed by an independent board of volunteer directors located from 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.

While working as a vehicle safety advisor for Transport Canada, Stu enlisted the support of the Ottawa Carleton Safety Council to make training available to local riders through the late 1960s. In 1974, after much lobbying on Stu’s part, Transport Canada agreed to provide seed money of $750,000 for the Canada Safety Council to fund the development of a national rider training program. Known today as Gearing Up, the course is currently operated from coast to coast and trains 20,000 novice riders a year.

For more information about the Eighth Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion, contact Daniel H. Tessier at daniel@motorcycling.ca or at 647.920.1334.

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

“Each new day is a blank page in the diary of your life. The secret of success is in turning that diary into the best story you possibly can.”

The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion is the annual

For information about past inductees, historic motorcycle collections, event sponsorship, and tax-deductible donations, visit www.motorcyclehalloffame.ca.

Douglas Pagels


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles

TONY MILLER TO BE HONOURED BY THE CANADIAN MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME Markham - October, 2013 - The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to honour pioneering motorcycle racer Tony Miller as an Historical Inductee 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 motorcyclists made a greater mark in their time than Tony Miller, a dominant figure during his racing years and a vital influence on motorcycling long afterward. He was a fierce competitor, a keen enthusiast and a highly skilled technician who later played a key role in training licensed automobile mechanics and was a founding member of the Canadian Motorcycle Association.

Motorcycle Hall of Fame

October 24, 2013

Page 40

A native of Belgium, Tony emigrated to curriculum and instructional materials. Canada and gained his first public acclaim in 1935 riding a self-tuned 500 cc Ariel Red This year, the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Hunter in American Motorcycle Association Fame will honour eight legends and championship races at Keene, N.H., and champions. It will also be honouring The Langhorne, Pa. In the fall of 1935, and Corduroy Enduro™ as it celebrates its 60th during the next two years, he would either tie anniversary in 2013. or win the British Empire Motor Club’s inaugural races at Wasaga Beach, Ontario. The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion is the annual At the 1938 Daytona 200, Tony was leading signature event of the Canadian International the event when disaster struck. His right elMotorcycle Heritage Museum Foundation, a bow suffered major damage as it caught the non-profit association with charitable handlebar of a motorcycle going past. status. It is governed by an independent board of volunteer directors located from The injury to the nerves and joint of his right coast to coast and is sponsored in part by the elbow meant that amputation was the only Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada (MCC). option available. It was a shocking end to his racing career, but this was the launch of Founded by Bar and Hedy Hodgson in 1999, Tony’s extraordinary influence on the Canadian International Motorcycle motorcycling. Heritage Museum Foundation preserves and promotes Canadian motorcycle history for the During the Second World War, Miller was benefit of the motorcycling community and involved with dispatch rider training and was the public. Since the first induction banquet charged with drawing up the specifications for in Toronto in 2006, almost 100 distinguished the military model WLC motorcycle, of which motorcyclists have been inducted into the 18,000 were supplied to the Canadian armed Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame. forces. When the war ended, Tony, and his wife Marcelle, were among many Canadians For more information about the Eighth who wanted a home-grown organization to Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame co-ordinate motorcycle affairs in place of the Induction Banquet and Reunion, contact AMA. Daniel H. Tessier at daniel@motorcycling.ca They were instrumental in the formation of the Canadian Motorcycle Association and Tony served as CMA president in 1946-47. In the mid-1960s he helped the Ontario Motor League design a motorcycle rider training course, preparing a

or at 647.920.1334.

For information about past inductees, historic motorcycle collections, event sponsorship, and tax-deductible donations, visit www.motorcyclehalloffame.ca.


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles

Thoughts to Ponder

took place: First guy: “You have no idea what I had to do to be able to come out fishing this weekend. I had to promise my wife I will paint every room in the house next weekend.”

Forgetful Bob Bob was in a lot of trouble. He forgot his wedding anniversary. His wife was really pissed, and started to give him the business. She told him “Tomorrow morning, I expect to find a gift in the driveway that goes from 0 to 200 in 6 seconds AND IT BETTER BE THER E !!” The next morning he got up early and left for work. When his wife woke up, she looked out the window and sure enough there was a box gift-wrapped in the middle of the driveway. Confused, the wife put on her robe and ran out to the driveway, brought the box back in the house.

how many times did you cheat on your wife?” “Only twice, I think,” says the second guy. “Okay. You get to cruise around heaven in a Cadillac. And you, how many times did you cheat on your wife?” “12 times. Maybe 13,” says the third guy.

Third guy: “Man, you both have it easy! I had to promise my wife that I’ll remodel the kitchen for her.”

Later that day, the guy in the Cadillac sees the guy in the Mercedes crying.

They continued to fish, until they realized the fourth guy had not said a word. So they asked him. “You haven’t said anything about what you had to do to be able to come fishing this weekend. What’s the deal?” Fourth guy: “I just set my alarm for 5:30 am. When it went off, I shut off the clock, gave the wife a nudge and said, “Fishing, or Sex,” and she said, “Wear a sweater.”

Gates of Heaven Three guys die and end up at the gates of heaven, talking to St. Peter.

Bob has been missing since Friday.

“So,” Peter asks the first guy, “how many times did you cheat on your wife?” “None. I had a perfect marriage.”

Four married guys went fishing. After an hour or so, the following conversation

Page 41

Second guy: “That’s nothing! I had to promise my wife I’d build her a new deck for the pool.”

She opened it and found a brand new bathroom scale.

Guys Go Fishing

October 24, 2013

“Great,” says Peter. “You get to cruise around heaven in a Mercedes. And you,

“Okay,” says Peter. “You get a rusty Ford.”

“What’s wrong?” “I just saw my wife and she was riding a bike!!!”


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles

QC & NL & NB & NS Events

October 24, 2013

Page 42


The Busted Knuckle Chronicles

Faith & Motorcycles

October 24, 2013

Page 43

The great debate ... Sheepskin or not? Twenty years ago, I’d see a biker roaring down the street on his Harley with a white sheepskin seat cover and wonder “what in tarnation is that rider thinking?!” Seat covers made me think of old folks who’d ride bicycles with these massive, cushioned, pillow looking pads strapped to their seats, so for some reason, I had a real hard time wrapping my head around seat covers on motorcycles. I’m thinking the first step of acceptance for me, was when some of my ‘tough guy’ riding pals began using them on longer rides, and swearing by them. I don’t think it was by any coincidence that it was about the time we were hitting our “forties” that these sheepskin seat covers came into vogue.

beginning to sneak up on me with regularity.

launch at others. Oh well, its like people would say to me, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.”

At the prompting of a fellow rider, I stopped into a retail store that sold “Sheepskin Covers” in a desperate attempt to find some relief The interesting paradox here, is that many to my problem. Honestly I thought it was a people who have discovered Jesus Christ as waste of time and fifty bucks. their Lord and Saviour, were skeptics when they first heard about being a Christian, or I recall taking the being born-again. rest of that day easy by a pool in It was only after they “checked out” God, on the Okangan and their spiritual journey and discovered that our when we saddled Creator is very much real and alive, and wants up the following a relationship with His creation... that’s you day, sheepskin in and me. Jesus Christ is only a conversation place, I endured / prayer away. Check him out and see for no small amount yourself... don’t take my word for it. of ribbing and ridicule. Well Ride Safe, Ride True deserved I might Pastor Chuck add. I’d come over to “the other side.”

In plain and simple terms, the sheepskin was magic. A full ten hour day of riding And the way my story goes, is about ten and no aches, no soreness and while to this years ago while on an out of town extended day I don’t fully know why it makes such a road trip, my lower back and butt began to difference, I’d recommend a sheepskin seat radiate some serious pain upwards and I was cover to anyone who rides any distances. I’ve considering a one or two day break in the ride, used it on all my road trips for about the last to heal up. eight years or so and I can honestly say it makes a huge difference. I’d never experienced anything like it before and considering I’d gone from a rigorous gym Yet, there are the unconverted. Those folks who look at me and snicker and sometimes workout routine for 20 + years and was now fire off the same old wise cracks I used to fairly inactive, muscles and joint aces were

The Busted Knuckle Chronicles 40th Edition 2013  

Canada's ONLY weekly motorcycle newspaper - This week featuring Conga - some time in Fredericton.