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29 Peterson’s Anniversary Party Celebrating 57 years.
30 Cyclepalooza Burnin’ rubber in the sun 32 Superbowl Party @ BD2 Football & Bikinis 33 Gridiron Bar & Grill Sweet Kendall Bike Night 33 Dania Beach Vintage Bike Show Old school by the beach 34 Sebastiano’s BBQ New Sunday Grubs
36 Winter Jam Fest Rockin’ out in O-Town
22 Check out the Hotties shot by Fred Love!
37 Orlando Around Town Central Florida Hot Spots
26 DynaPep Ridiculous Energy Micro-Shot 28 Jack’s Shit A Cafe Bobber
06 EVENTS 39 07 FOR SALE 40 09 READER’S WRITES 41 10 MS.MARLEY 42 11 HEALTH & WELLNESS 43 14 K.C.’s CORNER 43 15 ASSHOLE JEFF 44 16 ULI THE UNRULY 44
LAW SERVICE W/STEVE-O MACK’S INSITE BIMINI JIM CAPTAIN MIKE HA! HA! HA! CRAZY, BIZARRE YOU OUGHT TO KNOW
46 Bombshell Boy Nina Sutherland snaps our featured hotties!
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NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
Goodbye Old Man Winter! Hello Florida Sunshine! There is a profound reason why over one thousand people move to Florida each day and hundreds of thousands invade South Florida every winter!!! It doesn’t get much better than crystal blue skies and mild temperatures almost every day of the week. It makes you wonder why anyone would want to live any place else. We spent most of the month doing what we do best, ride, sip, click, ride, sip, click, ride, and sip! The rest of our working hours were spent making a few changes to this great publication. We started off by sending Ken into retirement and hiring a new photographer. All of the “Beauty” images for our cover and spread were shot by the very talented Fred Love Photography. Fred is available for bookings for photography through our offices. Please call us for more information or to schedule a consultation. In addition, we have cleaned everything up in an attempt to make things a little easier to read with fewer visual variations. We have been working very hard to ensure the satisfaction of our loyal readers, advertisers and the rest of the friends we meet along the way. We hope you like the ever evolving work in progress that we deliver to you each month. If you have any questions, suggestions, comments or concerns please feel free to contact our office either by phone, fax or email. We love you hear from you and take ever suggestion to heart! Everyone has been asking about our Anniversary Party, it’s coming, we promise!!!! Stay tuned for more information! In the meantime, give us a shout if you are headed to Bike Week! We will be all over Daytona, Deland, Orlando & Ormond Beach!!! Catch us if you can!! Until next month! Stay Between the Ditches & Keep the Shiny Side Up!!!!
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SATURDAY, MAR 5 DELAND BIKE RALLY. Deland, FL. delandbikerally. com/ 386-804-5286 STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL OPEN CAR BIKE SHOW. Melbourne, FL. firstname.lastname@example.org 321-255-6473 AHDRA-FLORIDA BIKE WEEK NATIONALS. Orlando, FL. www.ahdra.com email@example.com Kelli 336-924-2095 SUNDAY, MAR 6 THE ORIGINAL FTLAUDERDALE ANNUAL HOT & NASTY PARTY. Pompano Beach, FL. www.usmvmcfla1.com 954-551-0377 TUESDAY, MAR 8 HARLEY-DAVIDSON MDA WOMENS RIDE. Daytona, FL. www.mdarides.org/rides/womensride/ firstname.lastname@example.org Scarlett 312-254-2632 MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION. Daytona Beach, FL. www.ourladyoflourdesdaytona.com/ 386-255-0433 WEDNESDAY, MAR 9 HOGS 4 HEROES DAYTONA RIDE & PARTY. Daytona Beach, FL. www.hogs4heroes.com email@example.com Linley 888-791-5510 THE ALLIGATOR ROAD TOUR. Daytona Beach, FL. www.daytona200mc. com firstname.lastname@example.org Patty 386-717-1888 ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES. Daytona Beach, FL. www.ourladyoflourdesdaytona.com/ 386-255-0433 WEDNESDAY, MAR 9 - SATURDAY, MAR 12 INTERNATIONAL MOTORCYCLE SHOW. Daytona Beach, FL. oceancenter.com 386-254-4500 TUESDAY, MAR 10 - SATURDAY, MAR 12 DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY – AMA PRO ROAD RACING. Daytona Beach, FL. www.amaproracing.com www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com 800-748-7467 THURSDAY, MAR 10 NOVA CAMPGROUNDS BADDEST BIKE COMPETITION. Port Orange, FL. www.novacamp.com Michael 386-767-0095 FRIDAY, MAR 11 THE COUNTRY MYSTERY ROAD TOURS. Daytona Beach, FL. www.daytona200mc.com 386-747-7157 SATURDAY, MAR 12 RATS HOLE. Daytona, FL. www.ratshole.com 386454-3496 DAYTONAS 3RD ANNUAL SPORTS BIKE FEST. Daytona Beach, FL. www. maravillaprodutions.com Maravilla 407-949-2703 MASS WITH BIKE BLESSING. Daytona Beach, FL. www.ourladyoflourdesdaytona.com/ 386-255-0433 GREEN BAG EVENT. Leesburg, FL. www.gatorharley.com 352-787-8050 9TH ANNUAL LAMA ORLANDO ANNIVERSARY. Orlando, FL. www.lamaorlando.com email@example.com SUNDAY, MAR 13 SOUTH FLORIDA RIDE FOR KIDS. Boca Raton, FL. firstname.lastname@example.org TUESDAY, MAR 15 LADIES ONLY GARAGE PARTY. Fort Myers, FL. www. hdfortmyers.com/event_calendar.asp email@example.com 239275-4647 SATURDAY, MAR 19 BREATHE EASY BIKE RUN. SANFORD, FL. www. breathe-easy.org 407-765-1838 SUNDAY, MAR 20 LADIES GARAGE PARTY. Clermont, FL. www.stormyhillharley.com 352-243-7111 OLD SCHOOL BIKER SWAP MEET Kissimmee FL ckapp@artinmotionllc. com PHONE 407-361-9992 KELTICS MC -- ANNUAL ST PATTYS PARTY. Prembroke Pines, FL. www. kelticsmc.com firstname.lastname@example.org Mater 954-864-9764 SATURDAY, MAR 26 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CORVETTE CLUB. Fort Meyers, FL. www.premiumcarshows.com email@example.com Darren 239-245-8065 SUNDAY, MAR 27 HOT RODS AND HOGS. Naples, FL. www.premiumcarshows.com firstname.lastname@example.org 727-547-8082 SUNDAY, APR 3 SOUTH FLORIDA RIDE FOR KIDS. Deerfield Beach, FL. www.pbtfus.org/ 800-253-6530
• SOUTH FLORIDA CHOPPERS BIKE NITE @ BRASS RING.
Starts at 6:30. 10998 Okeechobee Blvd., Royal Palm Bch, FL. 561-296-4563 • OCEANS ELEVEN. 3111 North Surf Rd., Hollywood, FL. 954-927-5549 • FLOSSIE’S. 3-7. Live Music. 3985 Ravenswood Rd., Dania Bch, FL. 954-583-9656 www.flossiesbar.com • CAFE 27. BBQ noon - 7pm. Bucket Specials! Live Bands! US 27, right off Griffin Rd. across from Everglades Holiday Park. • CAGNEY’S SALOON. 5983 S. University Dr., Davie, FL. 954-689-0035
• CRUISERS FOR CHRIST BIKE NIGHT. 7pm. Lefty’s Bar and Grill. 5771 Coral Ridge Dr., Coral Springs, FL. 954-752-3525
• BONEFISH MAC’S SPORTS GRILLE BIKE NITE. 7pm. 2002 E. Sample
Rd., Lighthouse Point, FL. 954-781-6227 • TARPON BEND BIKE NIGHT. 7-12 Live Music. 200 SW 2nd St., Ft. Lauderdale. • HOOTERS. 550 Towne Center Cir., Sanford, FL. 407-324-1272. Sponsored by: Budweiser, Seminole HD, Harsh Clothing. 15% off Food & Merchandise w/ Motorcycle Key. Frequent rider cards available. • LEFTY’SGRILLE. 11300 W State Road 84, Davie FL33325 (954) 474-1410
• BIG DAWG’S BIKE NIGHT. 8-11. 10,000 NW 6 Ct., Pembroke Pines. 954-435-2901
• CRABBY JACK’S BIKE NIGHT. 1015 S. Federal Hwy., Deerfield Bch. 954429-3770
• HOOTERS PEMBROKE PINES BIKE NIGHT. Bike parking, drink
specials, other specials. 7990 Pines Blvd. Pembroke Pines, FL 33024. 954-962-6330 • CHIT CHATS 826 N Federal Hwy Pompano Beach, FL 33062 (954) 943-1631 • MICKEY’S BAR 350 Sw 12th Ave, Pompano Beach, FL 33069 (954) 941-1611
•PACKY’S SPORTS GRILL. 11379 W. Palmetto Park Rd. Boca Raton, FL.
33428. Starting Nov. 4th - 7PM. Prize for best bike. • THE PLAYHOUSE GENTLEMENS CLUB. Free VIP parking and no cover. 6pm - close. 5775 Hallandale Bch Blvd, Hollywood, FL 33023 954-963-4422 • G.W. SHARKEYS RAW BAR AND GRILL. 2388 N. University Dr., Coral Springs, FL. Just north of Royal Palm on west side. 954-341-9990 • LAKE WORTH NIGHT BIKE NIGHT. 10th Ave North & 6th Ave South, Lake Worth FL., 561-856-1234 • KINGS HEAD PUB. 5 PM to close. 500 E. Dania Beach Blvd., Dania Bch, FL. Bikers 20% off check, live music. • JESSE’S SPORTS BAR. 5442 W. Atlantic Blvd., Margate, FL • BETTY’S BURGERS PETERSON H-D SOUTH. 104th and US 1, Miami, FL. • BALLER’S ROCK ‘N ROLL SPORTS BAR. 3200 W Hallandale Bch Blvd. Hallandale Bch. 954.985.3870 Every First Thursday of the Month: • VICTORY PRESENTS BIKE & ROD NIGHT. 6-10pm. 840 S. Andrews Ave., Pompano Beach, FL Every Third Thursday of the Month:
• ZO’S OFF THE HOOK ROSSMEYER FT. LAUDERDALE H-D BIKE NIGHT. 2861 East Commercial Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. (.5 mi east of US1)
• EVERGLADES HOLIDAY PARK BIKE NIGHT. W. end of Griffin Rd., at US 27 • GRIDIRON BAR & GRILL BIKE NIGHT. 8901 SW 157th Ave # 1 Miami, FL 33196 (305) 382-8116
• CLAMSTER’S BAR & GRILL. 1391 S. Military Trail Deerfield Beach, FL 33442. 954-481-3755
• PIRATE REPUBLIC BAR. Sponsored by Bruce Rossmeyer HD, the party
starts at 7pm Every Saturday night. 400 SW 3rd Ave. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315. 954-761-3500
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MAR 4 - MAR 13 - BIKE WEEK 2011!
DAYTONA BIKE WEEK AND DESTINATIONDAYTONA INFO
Daytona Beach Bike Week, The Daytona 200 and Daytona Motorcycle Rally and Event is one of the largest motorcycle rallies in the world held annually at Daytona Beach Florida. Best known as “Bike Week”, Daytona, Florida’s warm breezes welcome the motorcycle community to the grand opening of the motorcycle season. Bruce Rossmeyer’s Harley Davidson at Destination Daytona and New Smyrna Harley Davidson play host to over 500,000 bikers from around the world. Destination Daytona has become the largest gathering place for national motorcycle aftermarket parts manufacturers. Alongside the largest Harley Davidson Destination Daytona Dealership in the world, stands J and P Cycles giant super store featuring the largest aftermarket catalog anywhere. Famous biker venues like, Main Street’s Boothill Saloon, Iron Horse Saloon, Cabbage Patch, Gilly’s Pub 44, Broken Spoke Saloon, and Froggy’s are only part of the huge biker party held annually to kick off the east coast motorcycle riding season. Daytona Bike Week also hosts the Rats Hole Bike Show and Boardwalk Bike Show that features some of the most outstanding custom choppers, bobbers, and import motorcycles in the world. All of the major motorcycle manufacturers are present from Harley Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Victory, Triumph, and Ducatti. These new motorcycle manufacturers provide riders with “demo rides” to test drive the new motorcycle models. This event draws in a huge crowd from all over the motorcycle world - to enjoy concerts featuring biker band favorites and motorcycle celebrities like the Teutles of Orange County Choppers, and Arlen Ness. Scenic beachfront rides, terrific biker bars and a never ending list of great seafood restaurants make Daytona Bike Week the largest and most popular motorcycle rally in the world! A full week of motorcycle races including the grand daddy of them all the Daytona 200 takes place at the giant Daytona International Speedway while other smaller venues like New Smyrna Speedway features flat track racing. Make “Daytona Bike Week” your number one stop on the motorcycle rally tour for 2010. Do Daytona Bikeweek Like a Pro Log onto http://www.motorcyclemonster.com/daytona-bike-week.html
CLASSIFIEDS *FOR SALE* 2004 Dyna Low Rider. Two tone Gold & Black. Fuel Injected, only 33,198 Miles. Street Slammer handle bars, chrome switch housings, custom grips, Stage 1 and forward controls. Loud and Proud! Up to a 5 year HD extended warranty available! Finance it for up to 72 No additional dealer fees! All you pay is tax and tag and you’re down the road. Call for price! Call 305-651-4811 ext. 108 and ask for Chris Walden or e-mail email@example.com 2005 FLHRSI Road King Custom. Only 989 Miles! Black cherry paint, 88 ci engine, 5 speed trans., spotlights, windshield and super clean! 84 Month financing with zero out down available with approved credit. Up to a 5 year HD Extended Warranty available! No additional dealer fees! All you pay is tax and tag and your done! Call 305-6514811 ext. 108 and ask for Chris Walden or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org today!
2002 ElectraGlide Classic with just 30,271 Miles! Blue, 88 ci engine, 5 speed trans., and carbureted. Priced right and needing a home! Only $9,599.00! 84 mo. financing w/ zero out down available with approved credit. Up to a 5 year HD Extended Warranty available! No additional dealer fees! All you pay is tax and tag and your done! Call 305651-4811 ext. 108 and ask for Chris Walden or email@example.com 1989 Heritage Softail. Only 18,144 Miles. Two-tone black &tan. A True Classic! New tires, 80 ci EVO, Carbureted and 5 speed trans. Need’s a home! Only $7,299!! Finance for up to 72 months with approved credit! No additional dealer fees! All you pay is tax and tag and you’re down the road! CALL 305-651-4811 EXT. 108 and ask for Chris Walden, The Riding Man’s friend! or email CHRISW@MIAMIHARLEY.COM
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1975 black sportster bobber new full chrome covered shocks,custom flamed spring solo seat,12 inch narrow apes,black powder coated, gma hand controlls,chrome foward controlls,w/ hand& foot shifter[jockey], new tires, chrome spoked wheels, custom rear lights, chrome drag pipes, new battery, chrome lockhart cooler, s+s super carb,new chrome cliper+ stainless disc,chrome chain guard+new oring chain 1kicker,bike is mint. call ace 954-943-6225
1976 silver with black FLH Shovelhead, factory rebuilt motor with 870 miles. Everything chrome from front end to motor & primary covers, wrap around oil tanks; runs excellent. Mint condition G.M.A. billet brakes and billet foward controlls. S.&S. carb. plus much more reduced to $8500.00 or best reasonable offer . call ace 954-943-6225 or 954-698-0847
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PANIC ATTACK AT 10:30AM; RIDE SCHEDULED FOR 1:00PM by BB1106 It was a beautiful Sunday morning in August and I’ve
barely had my Virginia Motorcycle license less than 24 hours. (Note: I completed the Motorcycle Safety Course in June.) I don’t own a bike of my own but my father has four (2 Suzukis and 2 Honda Goldwings). He has agreed to let me ride his smallest motorcycle – a Suzuki Savage. The planned ride would be my boyfriend, Mark, on his Harley Road King, my father on his other Suzuki (Marauder) and me. Both Mark and my father are experienced riders and have been riding for over 20 years. It’s 10:30am and I’m getting ready to shower when I start to have a panic attack. Mark was picking up his daughter when the attack started so he was no help in calming me down. I was mostly afraid that I would not be able to stop the bike at 55-60mph in order to avoid a changing traffic light or a car pulling in front of me. Or getting the bike in a skid and not knowing how to recover it. I decided to pull out the motorcycle manual we used in our MSF training class and re-read the section on “Street Strategies” over several times. This helped me calm down a bit. When Mark did arrive home and saw me reading the manual, he told me that everything I did in the school parking lot a week ago (before I received my license) was just fine and that I would be fine on the ride. His reassurance helped a little also. My father arrived and we were getting ready to set out on our ride, then panic started to crept up again. Mark and I drove through his neighborhood a few times to get me comfortable on the bike, get my speed above 30mph (i.e., above 3rd gear) and practice stopping. This “practice” still wasn’t the same as being out on Route 7 with 2 lanes of traffic traveling at 55-60 mph. We started out around 1:30pm. Mark led the pack with my youngest son, Michael, as a rider. I was behind Mark (rider less). My father was behind me with my oldest son, Vincent, as a rider. We stopped at a gas station in Leesburg where my first obstacle was identified – leaving the gas station parking lot and having to make a quick, sharp left turn across several lanes of traffic to get in the proper lane. Since I only had 3 miles riding time under my belt, I wasn’t ready for this challenge. Instead, I told Mark I was turning right, going down the street one block and turning into a shopping center parking lot to make a U turn and then making a right out of the parking lot to get in the proper lane for continuing our trip. The entire group followed my U turn plan. We looked so silly a U turn in a parking lot but it was a more comfortable transition for me. We headed in the direction of Winchester, VA to stop at the mall where there is a leather store. Once getting up to speed (55-60mph) on Route 7, I was greeted with an unknown variable – the force of the wind against me. (Being a passenger on the back of a motorcycle, you never experience this because the rider and a windshield helps to block this force of wind). It was a surprise at first but after a few minutes I was accustomed to the different feel of the motorcycle at this speed. But the force of the wind pushed my helmet loose and caused me to get a neck ache. So once we reached the exit for Route 340, we pulled over so I could adjust my helmet. (Note to self: Make sure helmet is very tight.) www.bikesbeauties.com
The entire trip to the mall I was terrified and tense. Once I safely parked the bike in the mall parking lot, I was relieved. We were at the mall all of about 30 minutes then we got back on the bikes and continued riding to Front Royal. This part of the trip I was less tense. We took Route 50 back to Route 340 and linked up with Route 211 (I think) into the outskirts Front Royal. Up until the last few miles, I was just fine. As we approached Route 211, my father took over the lead because he wanted to stop at this “hole in the wall” restaurant for something to eat. We had to make a left turn at a traffic light that had 2-left turn lanes. We were in the inner left turn lane and because the light was green as we approached, we were entering the turn at about 25-30mph. I’m not comfortable with left turns at speeds of less than 20 mph with a single turn lane, so I was freaking out about this turn. I accidentally took my “line of sight” off the path that I wanted the motorcycle to take and started to head in the outer left lane. Fortunately, there wasn’t a car in the lane so I continued to take the outer left lane and worked my way back over behind my dad (Mark was directly behind me and saw where I had turned my head to see the traffic on my right which caused the bike to follow in the direction I was looking). My next (slight) mistake occurred within 500 yards of the left turn problem. I was approaching a right curve with a posted speed of 20 mph. I looked at my speedometer and saw that is was between 35-40 mph. I needed to slow down but started to brake just seconds before starting to execute the curve. This caused me to wobble slightly but I somehow corrected the problem and made it through the curve without incident. One-half mile down the road was the restaurant where I was able to but my feet on solid ground and relax after the last 5 minutes of mistakes. Leaving the restaurant, I had to back the motorcycle up to get it in the path I wanted to exit. In doing so, I turned the handlebars to sharply and dropped the bike. Mark came running over to help me pick it up. Fortunately, the bike only sustained a few scratches on the tail pipe which Mark was able to buff out when we got home. Starting the trip home by dropping the bike before I started the engine had my “psychic powers” turned on. I was foreseeing a rough ride home loaded with many mistakes that I would possibly make. In actuality, the ride home was more enjoyable. Coming out of Front Royal, we traveled back into Berryville and then headed to Leesburg (home). I was getting really tired towards the end of the ride. It was noticeable at an intersection where I needed to make a right turn. We had to stop and wait for traffic to clear. My stop wasn’t very smooth. It took a few seconds for my feet to finally get a grip on the road. I was afraid I was going to get in the path of the traffic before I got the bike under control. Once we were home, I got off the bike and my body ached from my neck down. The entire trip was 4.5 hours long. We traveled a total of almost 120 miles. The next day after work the weather was nice. I got home from work and went riding again for 1.5 hours. Now, I’m just waiting for nice weather to go again!
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MS. MARLEY & HER HARLEY
Holy Duck Face! alks like a duck, quacks like a duck, looks like a duck, must be a duck, Oh wait! It’s NOT a duck… Just another dumb chic making a duck face! You all know what I am talking about, don’t act like you don’t know; you’ve seen it! For whatever reason more and more women; all ages really; are pouting and puckering their lips in honor of our billed friend, Mr. Duck. I cannot help but wonder what the hell they are thinking! Do they not know what they look like to the rest of us? Did they think to look in the mirror? When the rest of the world is looking at a duck, how is it that they see something attractive? Listen, it’s NOT attractive! It looks ridiculous! It’s almost as bad as over-injecting yourself with Restylane or any of the other myriad of facial fillers. Bigger is not always better, ladies! So take a deep breath and think! If you have self image problems maybe you should seek the counseling of a paid professional before you pucker and pout at our lenses. The camera certainly doesn’t like the look and neither do the rest of us! If you think it’s cute, rest assured it isn’t! Men do not see the pucker and pout and think you are sexy! They look at you and
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think to themselves, “Why does she keep doing that?” or “Ah, it’s so cute when she makes that silly face.” Neither of which mean; damn girl that duck face makes you look hot! It’s a duck face!! It is NOT hot! Please I am begging all of you; pucker and pout behind closed doors, we are sick of looking at your “Holy Duck Face!!” Just in case any of you have been locked in a hole for the past few years let me allow UrbanDictionary.com to enlighten you. Google “duck face;” you will find the following: 1. Pushing your lips together in the combination of a pout and a pucker, giving the impression you have larger cheekbones and bigger lips. 2. Stupid facial expression put forth by stupid women that don’t know how to smile. The face of reference is made by moving both lips as far up and outward as possible. Commonly seen in photos of slutty women where the lighting is too high up and they’re taking photos of themselves in the mirror or with their phone reversed. 3. A facial expression utilized by attention-seeking girls where they push their lips outward to give the
appearance of large pouty lips. 4. The face in which one puckers out their lips, giving them the appearance of a duck. Usually seen in Facebook or Myspace pictures taken by unattractive girls because they get the impression that it makes them look better. And just in case you need it to be used in a sentence because you don’t get it; they have a few examples, here you go: 1. “Oh Lord, Look at that horrific duck face” 2. “Stop doing that duck face you look stupid” 3. “She put on a duck face the moment she pulled out her camera” 4. “Why does she make a duck face in everyone of her profile pictures?” 5. “What is she trying to accomplish with that duck face, she looks bad”
HEALTH & WELLNESS
HOW TO CARE FOR GREY HAIR AS POSTED BY GUIDANCE FOR BETTER HEALTH ON: HTTP://HERBALHEALTHWELLNESS.BLOGSPOT.COM The level of darkness and lightness of hair and skin color depends on the amount of melanin that is produced by the body. Genetics generally determine this amount. Grey hair in old days was the sign of reaching mid life or starting with old age. Hair graying can be termed as one of the first visible signs of aging. Gray hair is caused when the follicle is unable to add color to the hair or when there is lack of melanin in the body. The hair follicle loses all pigment over time and eventually goes white. Ribbed gourd or torai, boiled in coconut oil is another effective remedy to prevent premature graying of hair. Pieces of these vegetables should be dried in the shade. These dried pieces should be soaked in coconut oil & kept aside for 3-4 days. The oil should be boiled till the solid is reduced to the blackened residue. This oil should be massaged into the scalp. It will help enrich the hair roots & restore pigment to the hair. Hair loss and baldness, which doctors call alopecia, is a common problem for both men and women and has many causes. People’s reaction to hair loss is a very personal issue - different people react differently. Some people become very distressed as they believe it makes them look older and less attractive, affecting their body image and self-esteem. Others are not as concerned. However, treatments are available for many of the different types of hair loss. • Eugenol Oil – Applied topically, the active ingredients of eugenol oil come from cloves. Eugenol oil has demonstrated to restore the dolor of the hair. • Amla Oil – This oil strengthens the follicles of the hair facilitates pigmentation and hair growth. • Ligustrum – Has long been used by the Chinese to prevent graying of hair. • Ashwagandha – This one increases the melanin in the hair treating the grays and giving back its color. • Superoxide Dismutase - Are compounds that are often found in hair gels to protect against graying of the hair. • Shampoos with Omega-3 – Omega 3 are anti-oxidants that fight against degrading of the cells. Omega-3 provides nutrition for the hair follicle to fight against premature graying. • Melanin – Could also be applied topically in the scalp. • Retin A – When combined with alpha-hydroxyl acid are powerful agents that give back the hairs natural color. Home Tips: Massage soaked tea leaves or concentrated tea water on the scalp and leave on for about 10–15 minutes after shampoo. Regular washing of hair with tea extract twice a week helps in converting grey hair to black or brown. Make your own hair mask! Mix olive oil and a mashed banana and apply it on your hair. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes before a wash. Apply this hair mask once a week for about two months and then stop. You can start this routine again after two months.
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KC'S CORNER TABLE
So there we were, stuck on the side of PA 32, about 10 miles north of New Hope, broke down for the second time in the same day. And it was getting dark, very dark. We were in the country, on the banks of the Delaware River, no street lights, and about 10 miles from civilization, and a phone booth, in either direction. My first instinct was to call Junior, and have Susie cry a little, and beg for his help. But it would be a long walk, with no guarantee he would answer the phone, even if we could find a working pay phone. I did, however, have my little tool pouch in the side cover, and maybe with my trusty Zippo lighter I could find, then fix the problem. I just couldn’t believe that my beloved BSA Lightning broke down again! I had been riding for over four years, and my two Hondas had never, ever given me the slightest bit of trouble. It was time to get to work though, as it was growing ever darker. I knew that I was definitely not out of gas because the bike did not sputter and cough, then run a bit, then sputter, cough and die. It just plain went dead in a split second. It also still had lights, so I knew I hadn’t lost a battery connection. I was pretty sure it was something electrical, maybe the coil, or if I was real lucky maybe just the coil wire came loose. By now it was really dark, so I got out my Zippo lighter to start looking around and hopefully find something real simple so we could get back on the road. I checked the coil, and sure enough the coil wire was snug in place, the positive and negative wires tight as they should be. Just then, as my bad luck would have it, my Zippo flickered and died. Now what the hell were we going to do? The whole time we were at the side of the road only a few cars passed in either direction, but I thought maybe I could use my “secret weapon”, Susie, to flag someone down and give us a ride into New Hope and a phone. Just as that thought was going through my mind, I heard the unmistakable rumble of what I knew to be at least two Harleys. As the rumble grew louder I could see two sets of three lights, a headlight and two smaller spotlights to each set, and knew there were two fulldress Harleys heading down PA 32 from the north. Back in the 60’s, riding was much different than it is today, basically because there were so many fewer riders on the road. In those days, it was automatic, that if you saw someone stuck on the side of the road, you stopped and helped, no matter what they were riding. As the rumble got louder, I knew we had to act fast. I turned on the ignition so my tail light would be lit, and grabbed Susie’s hand and got right up to the edge of the road, and we both started waving our arms as the two Harleys approached. They were cruising along at about 45-50
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mph and whoosh, rode right past us! Just as my heart starting to sink, I saw their brake lights come on about a quarter mile down the road. I also noticed that both riders had on khaki colored vests with a big star in the middle. I couldn’t make out the writing above the star, but knew they were members of Blue Star MC, who’s Poker Run I had just been on a few weeks ago. In the pitch black I could see both bikes turning around, and slowly making their way back towards us. The two dressers approached us, went a little past, then made another U-turn and pulled off the road right behind the broken down BSA. As I walked up towards them, I saw it was Joe Long and Tony G. from Blue Star MC, two of the guys I had first met on Lionel’s Tiger out on US 22, then rode with through the Watchung Mountains and drank with at the Pluckemin Inn. Putting their kick stands down and dismounting, both with big grins on their faces, Joe said, “Hey kid, every time we see you you’re on a different Limey piece of shit! When you gonna get a Harley? You wouldn’t be broke down if you had a real motorcycle!.” We all shook hands, and Tony asked “What the hell you doing on the side of the road? Don’t tell me you’re out of gas!” I explained to the two of them how the Lightning just up and died in an instant, and just as I was trying to find the problem my Zippo went dry, so here we were. They both just laughed, and Tony said “When you going to learn that if you ride a Limey bike at night you need a flashlight and a friend with a trailer!” Joe went back to his bike, opened up his tour pack and came back with a big flashlight and a tool pouch. He said “I used to have a BSA Lightning, and I bet I know what the problem is.” He went right to the point cover, removed it, grabbed the points with his thumb and index finger, and moved them up and down. “Point screw let loose and the points are closed. Push on the kick starter real slow until I tell you to stop.” I did just that until the cam came up, and he took a book of matches out of his pocket and used that to set the gap, then tightened the point screw. “That should be good to get you home where you can set them with a feeler gauge” he said. He put the point cover back on and said, “OK kid, now let’s go have a beer, and you can introduce us to this pretty lady. We’ll follow you, just to make sure this piece of crap you’re riding don’t break down again.”
Ride safe, KC
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“EXCUSE ME MISTER, WOULD YOU LIKE TO BUY A BOX OF DO-SI- DOS?”
Yawn, stretch! Another wonderful Monday morning I think to myself as I open up my bedroom window to allow the sweet sounds of nature and the cool winter air in to refresh my slumbering mind. “Hello birds, hello furry woodland creatures! I hope your day is as productive as mine is going to be,” I cheerfully proclaim as I zip up my custom made Hoodie Footie Snuggle Suit and skip out to the kitchen to make everyone a nice healthy homemade breakfast before they wake up so they too can start off this wonderful day on the right foot! Then it will be off to the shower and then a fun filled eight hours of bettering the world as a volunteer and advocate for the less fortunate. Ah blessed am I!!! So it was around noon when I walked out of the local store with a slim-jim, couple packs of smokes and an eighteen pack of beer with the same go fuck yourself look I had when I walked in and that’s when I hear it, some little runt of a child asking me to buy their overpriced crappy little cookies. I think about just pretending she doesn’t exist but she goes into this big long sales pitch about how it is Presidents Day and in honor of Obama I can get four boxes for fifteen dollars, so I decide to learn her something about reading people. After about ten minutes of describing to this child all the clues she missed, and how she should never use the word box or cookie while wearing a short skirt and knee high socks until she is properly working the pole in a fine adult establishment on or about her eighteenth birthday, I found myself sitting in my car eating a thin mint wondering what other groups could sell cookies that people could not turn their backs on?
whenever they hear “no”, could probably train them to start running into walls and shit to, the possibilities are endless. We could do a little telethon showing the kids making the cookies and even let them name them although I’m not sure if ch,ch,ch,ch,ch,ch,ch,cho,cho,cho , chocolate crap would fit on a box but we could try, for their confidence! So I quickly put the car in drive and start heading home to work out the finer details of my plan when I realize something is missing but I can’t put my finger on it; Morals, being a decent person, burning in hell? Nope none of that, I don’t have a go to sales person. I need a turrets child, preferably a minority with a physical disability as well, a droopy eye or a cleft pallet. I could always call one of those late night charity shows and ask if I can buy one of theirs but nobody is gonna let a moneymaker go. Just look at Wal-Mart, they have almost all of the good skittle scouts, every day they prop them up at the entrance of a one hundred thousand square foot store as greeters and to tell you where to go but they pay them big bucks even though the poor little bastard has no idea where sporting goods is. They can’t even find their own house from the front yard no matter how many times you tell them to follow the chain back. I need one though. Having that top notch person out there that can draw in a sale with just a few simple words like; Bitch, Whore, Slut, Ball sack, Tagalongs is what will separate us from the rest. “Hello Birds…….”
Then it hit me, the special kids, I could make a friggin killing. I could dress them up in little outfits, park their ass at some local supermarket and get them to grovel for cash that I would of course give them a 1% cut of, after manufacturing, transportation and logistical costs, to split between them. I could even get one of their own, some poor little autistic kid to do the accounting so they would know they were getting a fair shake. All I need to do is assemble a cast of characters; you start with one of those ones that has to blow through a tube to move his chair, hang a poster board on him in front of the local grocer and lock a wheel so he just keeps going around in a circle. Then you add a few droolers for ambiance, two or three of the ones that like to hug everybody and a helmet wearer that likes to hit themselves
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ULI the UNRULY
AS THE WHEELS TURN!
Nothing like the burning sun in your face and a fresh breeze in your hair to make you forget all your troubles and annoyances in no time flat. If you happen to have a handful of brothers or friends riding with you – well, I’d say you got it made. We don’t have to wait for heaven – we have Paradise right here. I had the idea to get together for a Snake Road ride a while ago and tossed it out there. Had almost forgotten about it, when I got calls about that Sunday, and we all got together- first breakfast, then meeting at café 27 and off we went at 11am- what’s the rush, people? Really. It ended up with the magnificent 7 of us - Modest Mike, Honda Mike, Bronson, Laurie, Brian and Undertaker. What a gorgeous day it was! A very nice, looong ride (I think it was around 6 hours). Snake Road isn’t really that “snakey”, that was a little disappointing to me. It should be re-named “Bug Road”, anyway. The ride back though the reservation was great, though. Hardly any traffic, beautiful, peaceful – a perfect ride in perfect company. I saw but one cop car, but I hear that they get very irritated if you don’t heed to the speed limit. Next time we’ll take bandanas, insect repellent, wipes and glass cleaner. Don’t forget a trash bag. No littering. All the bugs and skeeters of Florida are gathered there, it seems, hovering at nose level above the road, waiting for you. Just sayin’ avoid smiling at all cost, and that’s HARD, it’s just so beautiful out there.You’ll have bugs all over your glasses, face, neck, chest, arms, between your fingers and teeth. We all know about Paulie’s ordeal and we all wish him the best and speediest recovery. Paulie’s benefit at Sweeney’s with Mad Matt had a fantastic turnout, thanks to Matt and everybody for making it a great success. Get well, Paulie! We were meeting at my house Sunday morning to go to Peterson’s HD 57th Anniversary, Mr. Peterson’s 87th birthday was the same week. Happy Birthday, Mr. P. ! Meeting at 8am on a Sunday is not an easy feat, as it is. Obstacles, like breaking down, don’t add to the fun. The BlapMobile didn’t want to start, so Honda Mike gave it a ‘running start’ for me. It’s way too tall for me, my feet don’t reach the ground when I sit on it! Honda Mike, Wild Bill, Bronson and I went to Jack’s Diner on Federal and Johnson; Our favourite breakfast place. Great food, FANTASTIC coffee, reliably wonderful service. Thanks Annie! Jimmy Cowboy called, he had broken down, so, we went to his aid, first. Got the bike rolling, saved a dog and his screaming owner from a pitbull attack and went on to Peterson’s. Bronson switched from Mike’s bike to mine and then to Jimmy’s, since Mike’s rear tire revealed a doomish spot. On Stirling, right before 441, my clutch cable ripped. We rolled into the lot where the sell cigarettes and “McGyver” Honda Mike, not to be confused with Woo’s son, Darren, the ‘original’ McGyver, made an ingenious contraption of vicegrips and metal ties, right before they turned the sprinkler system on. Peterson’s bike show saw us around noon-ish. It was a grand event, as always. Tons of people, beautiful bikes, music, bike acrobatics, alligators and snapping turtles, food, drink and other vendors. Great way to spend a Sunday with your family. Bumped into many a friend, as expected. Robin almost went with us, we wanted to continue to Mack’s FishCamp off Krome Ave. Next time, luv! On the way there, we got separated. I stopped and stayed where I was, when I saw Jimmy take a turn behind me, thinking he’d turn around and come back onto the ramp. Bill and Mike went on, trying to catch him from the other side. Mike came back and Jimmy and Bill had continued on, thinking we knew the way. We didn’t. So, Mike and I, went to Charlie’s on 79th and 4th Ave, to get the BlapMobile fixed. It refused to start at all by now and poor Mike burnt more calories than he took in that day jumpstarting it for me. Hej, I’m not gonna risk dropping someone elses bike. Thanks, Charles and Mike! Meanwhile, Bill, Jimmy and Bronson (on the back of Jimmy’s bike) arrived at Mack’s and had a blast there. On the way back North, as if there hadn’t been enough excitement, a bee got caught in Jimmy’s jacket and stung him. He and Bronson jumped off the bike, thankfully, neither got hurt, both got stung and the bike was OK. Then, to continue that 16 BIKES & BEAUTIES • MARCH 2011
saga – sorry I really HAVE to laugh now -Wild Bill’s bike broke down on 27, nothing major, though, it had kept breaking up so, after replacing plugs and points they went on to Flossie’s. Storm played, Howie sang! And Bronson had a chance to play with Kent and Karen’s kid. Everybody had a ball, regardless, or maybe, because of all the tribulations. When we all went home, finally, we were totally exhausted, sunburnt and happy.What a day! The broom is still down. Here’s hoping I’ll ride it up to Daytona. Nothing wrong with hoping, right? That’s all I’m going to say to that at this point. Hank. Don’t even know how to say it. Our Hank passed away the second week of February. Just like that. One of my best friends, brother, “dad” when I needed one, one to count on through thick and thin, rain or shine. A man of integrity, wisdom, patience. Like with all people we love, I was convinced he was immortal, invincible, he’d be around forever. Mind over matter. He’s with the others, I hope, riding up a storm. God, I miss him. I miss them. I’m beginning to count more true heart friends up there than down here. A very gloomy feeling. We will have a Memorial for him. Watch for Facebook Events,or, you’ll get an email. Poppy’s First Memorial Anniversary Run is coming up on the 27th. See the event section in this mag’s edition. Hard to believe it’s been a year already. Let’s hope he’ll make the sun come out. Maybe Booger can share his trick with him. Sandra – our little crazy Italian Sandra ran into the back of a car last month, crashed – and LIVED! Thank God! She’s in rehab now, making more friends, terrorizing the nurses and using her wheelchair to test the Hospital Hallway speed limit. Get well quickly, Sandra – star bene, godersi la dolce vita! (Hey, I’m trying!) Fireman Mark’s birthday at the NiteCap was great, the pig took forever. It reminded me of the story with the pig at Mickey’s, one of my favourite places, where everyone waited for a hours and hours to eat because the damn thing just wouldn’t get done. I was running late, worked until almost 10pm, jumped on the bike and took off from Aventura to North Miami Beach. A hopscotch. It was a drizzly night, the lights, traffic, moon and otherwise, magically reflecting in the glistening asphalt in changing colors. Kinda pretty. My wet boots, pants, roadgrime face - not so much. Now, you all know that my bike, the Broom, is in pieces and, courtesy of my brother Modest Mike, I have a loaner, his, as I call it – BlapMobile. The meanest sounding Nighthawk you’ve ever heard. Looks like a BatBike and makes this godwonderful Blap sound when you let off the gas. So, I’m flying down Biscayne and at the red light off 171st, it blaps once and quits in defiance. I knew I had just put gas in the huge tank a couple of days ago so, I figured, maybe there’s a little dirt in the line, or who knows and tried to start it gain. It refused. So, I DID check the tank. It yawned at me. Outta gas. I DO ride a lot, and this is not my bike. Embarrassment. Excuses. Curses. So, I called the Nitecap. My buddy ARMs “stopped the presses”. I could hear him yell “ Uli will be late because “SHE RAN OUT OF GAS”. It could have been Artie of the “Close Enough Band” too, using the mike to make SURE everyone knew. I cringed – Just the same, the two of them were on the way, to the rescue with gas.You guys are THE BOMB! While I was waiting, I called my friend T-Bone, to give him a chuckle. Assuming he’d be at work and needed cheerful distraction. He was home, instead. In the same breath he tells me he’s home feeling sick, he, without batting an eye, says “So, where are you? I’ll get some gas and be there in about 15”. Are we all sharing our space on this planet, our time, air and lives with some fantastic people, or what? I love my life, I love the people in it. A lot of them, anyway. It’s MARCH, people- time for Fasching, St. Patrick’s Day and DAYTONA! Be safe out there, be kind to each other- you see every day how quickly things can change. As often as you can, smile, hug, love, laugh. “ Ride, Mutha, Ride” and ride it like you stole it. I love you,man, Uli All photos on facebook NMHFI@aol.com www.bikesbeauties.com
First introduced in the 1960’s as a medicinal tonic drink for people suffering from lack of energy and fatigue by Taisho Pharmaceutical, Lipvitan-D contained a mix of essential vitamins such as B1, B2 and B6. It also included in its ingredients niacin and taurine; metabolic agents proven to boost energy and concentration. Throughout the early 70’s and late 80’s it grew in popularity in Asia and Europe as part of a fad that had more to do with late party hours and clubbing than fatigue. News of a tonic to help you stay up later and be more productive spread and eventually it made it out of Asia and into the rest of the world. It was introduced to America in 1997 and has been rising in popularity ever sense. In fact energy drinks whet up 61% in 2005 alone in the U.S. Market and every year since energy drinks go on to become more popular and come out with more variations. Energy drinks are now the latest man-made fuel of choice to keep the economic world still spinning, and may wonder what we ever did without them. This month we put one of the newest products to hit the market, DynaPep up against some of the big names in heart pumping human fuel. We wanted to put their slogan; “The World’s First Supercharged Energy MicroShot” to the test. So we rounded up a few other “shot” type energy boosters. Immediately, at first glance you want to try DynaPep, it’s only 4 ml of liquid. Let’s see if it can live up to its expression. Taste Dynapep comes in two flavors: Fresh Mint and Cinnamon. Both of the tastes do their best to mask the uniquely disturbing taste of the liquid and over all come close in completely masking its bitterness. Ingredients Alongside some confusing but meaningful words like “adrenaline- inducing phytochemicals“, we have 80mg of caffeine and 16,666% of your B12 daily value in the ingredients list. Not sure what’s all in this stuff, but as you’ll see below, it does seem to do something. Effect For a joy-filled work day, I was pumped and focused for hours, not jittery at all! Dynapep raises you to the top of the world, where you can look down at all the little peons and laugh maniacally at their lack of the supreme energy you’re experiencing. It hit me within only two minutes and kept me rocking all day long! I’m talking www.bikesbeauties.com
8 full hours of sheer energy!! Quite surprising that this is one of the most punctual energy products I have ever consumed. The liquid seems to go to work as it hits your tongue, and drops you off about as fast as it came on. It’s a remarkable and disheartening experience, and I still love it dearly. The energy Dynapep gives you is truly unique, I struggle to find comparisons. Basically, Dynapep offers you tried and true “do-stuff” energy, and I’d highly recommend you reserve its use for physical endeavors you’re undertaking to get the best utility from it. Like sports. If you are athletically involved, you’d benefit from always keeping a Dynapep on hand to give you a powerful yet refined energy boost before or during your game/match/whatever. Consider Dynapep a legal supplement advantage over your opponents, to put it directly. Verdict Yes, you need to try this product for yourself. You have my personal word on that, it’s highly effective. I didn’t believe such a small shot would hit super hard and fade instead of crash. Just keep in mind that it is an energy shot, the taste is better than some but, still not scrumptious, more like tolerable. By far it is the most portable shot out there. You can easily put 2 or 3 in your pocket and be good to go. It hits you faster than any energy product I have tried and last surprisingly long for such a tiny shot. This could well be the next big thing in energy products.
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BIKES & BEAUTIES Year: 2011 Owner Johnny G Build Time: 1 yr 4 mos Build By Thug Custom Cycles “Tom Keller & Jack Shit” Engin Size: 100 Horse Power: Over 100 Cam: Thug Formula Ignition: Toggle, Push Button Carburetor: Mikunib 45 MM Exhaust: Thug Extras: Thug Custom Seat pan with mono Shock, Thug Custom Tank Transmission: Thug 5 speed Primary: Ultmia Belt 2” Frame: Custom Year 2011 CFL Bobber Rigid Total Rake: 38 Front end: Springer Paint: Pagon Yellow Flake By Thug Wheels: 60 Spoke Front 21” Rear 200 Chrome PowderCoat: Thug This is my Dream
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“L U C K Y ” Since induction of this rag in 2007 we have met a flock of avid riders. Some ride for sport, some as a lifestyle, some because there just isn’t anything better to do! Jack Izzo rides because he loves the roar of the engine and the wind on his face. The first time I met Jack, it was at the Firefighter Memorial Run in Ft. Lauderdale in March 2008. He was with a group of Thugs underneath an oak tree waiting for departure. I thought he was just another Smart @ss, it wasn’t until much later I learned that was just half of it!! Much like so many of us, Jack’s had his fair share of toys, all in all about 20 bikes to date. Jack has ridden everything from quads and dirt bikes to race bikes, Harleys and even a few customs. His latest scoot was put together by himself and longtime friend, Tom Keller. After selling his Harley bagger, Jack set out to build a bobber constructed around the style of old café racers. With their sleek lines set on big fat rims built for speed. After the two friends were sitting around the shop one night, they engineered his new chariot with both old school bobber and café style qualities. They started with a Thug frame then custom built a 107 Stroker motor to be the beating
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heart of his new beast. From there they fabricated the rest of the bike adding chrome, Nitrous, Heads, Grips, Bars, Custom Seat and Gauges then choosing a 23” wheel to compliment its sleek lines while giving it a look, a little more Jack’s style. When I talked to Tommy about the build, it wasn’t the easiest bike to complete for a few reasons. So after they started it, most of the parts and pieces sat all over the shop. In an attempt to know what was what Tommy started writing “Jack’s Shit” all over the boxes. Once it was finally complete, it was only fitting to keep the name. As far as the number 13 on the side, Jack is hoping that his lucky number will bring him good luck while riding. We hope so too!!! The custom paint was mastered by none other than Rick Corgan of Be-Unigue. He had to paint the bitch three times until they achieved the perfect theme to match the style of the bike. At first glance of “Jack’s Shit,” you know this beast is meant for riding hard and fast, holding on for dear life and giving your backside a good shake down. Not so much for me but, to each their own. Make sure you carry extra nuts and bolts Jack, you are going to need them!
BIKES & BEAUTIES YEAR of Manufacture: 2010/2011 BUILD TIME: 2 episodes (2HRS) MAKE: THUG CUSTOM CYCLES MODEL: BOBBER/CAFE CUSTOM BUILD by: THOMAS KELLER/ JACK IZZO ENGINE: Manufactured by: THUG Engine Size: 107” THUG STROKER Horsepower: 145HP Torque: LOTS Cam: THUG 661.1 Ignition: PUSH BUTTON/TOGGLE Carburetor/Injection: MIKUNI 45 MODIFIED Exhaust: THUG SHORTY EXTRAS: NUTS AND BOLTS TRANSMISSION: Manufactured by: REVTEC Speeds: 5 Primary: Manufactured by: BDL Belt/Chain: 3” OPEN PRIMARY (Belt Width):3 Final Drive: Belt/Chain: CHAIN
FRAME: THUG BOBBER Year and Manufacturer: 2010 Model:BOBBER BIKE: RIGID RAKE: 38 DEGREES Front End: Manufacturer & Style: THUG Paint by: BE-UNIQUE RICK CORGAN Fabrication By: THUG INTERIOR: WHEELS: Manufacturer: Size F/R THUG STARS 23” FROM 18/200 REAR Tires: Manufacturer: Size F/R:AVON COBRA CHROME/POWDERCOAT by: FUSION POWDERCOATING ADDITIONAL BASSINI GRIPS AND PEGS SEAT: THUG COLOR: JACKS SHIT BLUE TANK: THUG ELECTRICAL: IN HOUSE THUG BRAKES THUNDERHEART
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Bikes&Beauties Magazine got sun burnt this month doing what we do best!!! Ride, Sip, Click, Ride, Sip, Click!!! Underneath brilliant blue skies we spent the entire month riding and enjoying this exquisite weather. It really doesn’t get any better than this. We followed the crowds over to Peterson’s Harley-Davidson for their 57th Anniversary Party, check it out on Page, 29. We followed the sunshine up the Florida Turnpike and spend the weekend at the Palm Beach International Raceway for the annual Cyclepalooza, see our coverage on Page 30. Bringing the Football Season to a tearful end we celebrated Super Bowl Sunday at Big Dawgs 2, see the hot action on Page 32. A few months ago we brought you the footage from Sebastiano’s in Hollywood, we did it once again, see our photos on Page 34 and don’t forget about the Italian Feast they are having Sunday, March 13th from Noon to 4pm. Of course we didn’t leave our Central Florida friends out, check out the coverage on Page 36 as we visited Winter jam Fest.
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> PETERSONS HD 57TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY - MIAMI, FL
PETERSONS HARLEY DAVIDSON 57TH ANNIVERSARY On Sunday February 20th, 2011 Florida’s First Harley-Davidson Dealership celebrated its 57th Anniversary with a huge party at their South Florida landmark. There are few Harley-Davidson family owned dealerships in the Northern hemisphere with a legacy like the Peterson’s Family. Boasting three locations to date, Phil Peterson’s paved his road to success with hard work, attention to detail and dedication with an unrelenting focus on customer service. Today those same traditions are the foundation of Peterson’s Harley-Davidson.
Underneath crystal clear skies loyal customers, supporters, family and friends gathered to celebrate another successful year at Peterson’s Harley-Davidson North. Their lot was jam-packed with family friendly fare. Throughout the afternoon there was a bike show hosted by Bikes & Beauties Magazine, three alligator wrestling shows with the Gator Boys, three unbelievable globe riders stunt shows in the Globe of Death and plenty more to get your engine started and keep it running all day long. As the afternoon ticked on, we rocked out to local favorite “Rough Shot” and were blown away by the teenage rock stars in the making “Fury.” The entire afternoon was a cool romp under the glistening South Florida Sunshine! Congratulations to the entire Peterson’s Harley-Davidson Family!
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> CYCLEPALOOZA - PALM BEACH, FL
What are twenty nine words to describe 2011’s Cyclepalooza, as Alxa Trebek may one day ask; Cobalt, crystal blue skies, burning tangerineyellow sunshine, sticky fire scorched ribs, enthusiastically spilled beer, perpetually perfumed panties and the aroma of jellied molten rubber spiced with high octane fuel. Once again this Gordan & Doner, P.A., sponsored event has dished up a weekend of amazement with a touch of hysteria. Throughout the weekend there was never a dull moment on the main stage. The entire event was hot rubber burning action to the back ground sounds of combustible nitrous exploding on the quarter mile strip. Diehards, weekend warriors and competition junkies were all racing together for their shared love of speed and the claim of top dog for a day. Bikes & Beauties made friends and had a blast while covering all the action in front and behind the scenes. Let me tell you there were no bad angles at the bikini contest where for the very first time in my photo journalistic career I witnessed a contestant smother herself in strawberries and whip cream then seductively feast it all down. Needless to say the crowd of on lookers erupted with emotions of joy, disbelief and wonder as they covered their kids eyes! I’m sure some parents are still trying to explain why an adult would spill food on them on purpose. I will guarantee the young lady will not have a problem booking future bikini events. As the weekend came to a close and the sun crept close to the horizon the bike show awards were presented by the glistening models from Southern Bike Nights TV. This year’s bikes were indeed a conglomeration of imagination and mastery in the use of metal, wire and rubber. I just hope our photos do justice to the great time we had at this truly unique gathering of motors and humanity. Can’t wait for next year!
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SCENE AROUND > CYCLEPALOOZA - PALM BEACH, FL
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> SUPER BOWL PARTY AT BIG DAWGS 2 - DAVIE, FL
SUPERBOWL @ BD2
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If it weren’t for the “safety meeting” with Quality Control I am not quite sure I would have made it through Big Dawgs 2 Football & Bikinis on Super Bowl Sunday completely unharmed without penalty! As always Jager Mike & Dee Dee packed the house and laid out the goodies and the grub. This year’s event was a culmination of a sixteen week long contest were bikini clad women competed for thousands in prize money. Hosted by NFL great terry Kirby and Sponsored by Captain Jack Potato Chips and Winston & Clark, PA this Football & Bikinis event was certainly one to remember!
SCENE AROUND > GRIDIRON BAR & GRILL - MIAMI, FL
> DANIA BEACH VINTAGE BIKE SHOW - DANIA BEACH, FL
KENDALL BIKE NIGHT VINTAGE BIKE SHOW Being fairly new to the Kendall/Miami motorcycle scene I can honestly say that there are only a few places I have visited. So far my favorite Friday Night stop is the Gridiron Bar & Grill. Rain or Shine this sports bar with a rock-n-roll –motorcycledrinking problem has a lot to offer. Fantastic drink specials, live music, killer food and great company will surely please. So the next time you decide to take a Friday night ride be sure to stop by this South Florida gem and tell them Bikes & Beauties sent you! Located at 8901 SW 157th Ave # 1 Miami, FL 33196-1157
If history repeats itself, we’ll need a bigger park! Five years ago, the Dania Beach Vintage Motorcycle Show started out with 24 bikes. Each year the number of bikes entered doubled and two years ago, we out grew the street in front of the post office. The fifth annual show held on January 29 at Frost Park welcomed 205 of the finest antique machines seen in South Florida. Billed as a “family friendly” Motorcycle Show and free to the public, our committee, members of the Sunshine Chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America, invited the city’s Optimist Club to have kid’s bicycle games, the local skateboard shop to do demos, vintage bicycles were on display with their own judged show and roller derby girls were told to dress nicely and skated throughout the park poising for pictures. It was pretty neat seeing leather clad bikers watching little kids ride through their safety courses. With all this activity, the crowds still hovered over these great pieces of art including 5 century old bikes. A 1908 Indian board-track racer and a 1911 Flying Merkel held center attention along with an unusual 1960 Simson, a 1938 NSU Scooter, 1956 Indian Woodsman, 1968 Ducati Monza, 1953 Jawa Perak and many English, European, American and Japanese makes rounding out the field. The bikes were spread out into the field three deep with their proud owners fielding questions from the gawkers. Always a crowd pleaser, the Independent Motorcycle Skill Riding Team performed shows and for the amateurs, there were bike field games as the slow race and hula hoop toss. One of the roller derby girls got a lot of attention putting her Harley through the paces as she competed against an old hippy on an old Vespa. And to make sure there was something for everyone, there was a swap meet for those looking for old parts, vendors selling everything from motorcycles made out of beer cans to mods/rocker leather jackets and a terrific live band. The girls from the Animal Aid Inc., the shows charity, sold raffle tickets for prizes donated from local businesses and actually adopted out 3 doggies. The day was capped off with over 80 awards presented. Each year as the pre entries rolled in, we are surprised of the quantity and quality of vintage bikes in South Florida that “come out of the woodwork”. This Dania Beach event held near Ft. Lauderdale gives these bikes a chance to be seen by the general public and we are sure next year we will take over the entire park. BIKES & BEAUTIES • M ARCH 2011 33
SEBASTIANO’S BIKER BBQ
> SEBASTIANOS BIKER BBQ - HOLLYWOOD, FL
Ken & I have lived next door to Sebastiano’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant for eleven years. Throughout our time as neighbors we have sampled every single thing on their menu. Always consistently scrumptious! After we started the magazine we began to run into Seb and his family at our events. After all those years of late night phone calls for dinner, we learned Sebastiano was not only our favorite Italian Chef, he was a biker too! When he mentioned to us that he wanted to open early one Sunday a month and have an authentic Italian Feast with his biker buddies and local biker community we were more than thrilled. In our opinion not only is his food fantastic, he and his wife Maria are truly great people. Take a look at some of the images we captured last month at his Biker BBQ. Take a ride over this month and check it out! Something just shouldn’t be missed!
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SCENE AROUND > BLACK HAMMOCK - ORLANDO, FL
> THE PUB - ORLANDO, FL
THE PUB The name says it all! Small in size overloaded on everything else. From their gigantic plates, hot wings, ice cold beer and sports fanatic’s ambiance you will definitely find what you are looking for in a bar whose name sack says it all! The Pub has karaoke on Wednesday, Friday & Saturday nights which as you well know is always a hoot! Next time you are in this neck of the woods stop, tell them Jessie sent you! 24 N. Charles Bell Blvd. Debary, FL 32713 (386) 668 - 5596
The Black Hammock Adventure complex has been nestled on the edge of Lake Jessup for 50 Years, just East of Orlando and North of Oviedo, travel around the winding road through the citrus groves to the end of paradise. The Black Hammock has been serving us with half a Century of air boat rides, fishing, drinking and eating at one of the most naturally ambient destinations in Central Florida. No matter how you put it, this little slice of Florida has something for everyone and has been doing it right for a hell of long time! Special thanks to their entire crew for the phenomenal service. We danced and partied the night away to great tunes at “my favorite” watering hole! We look forward to many more good times! The Black Hammock Adventures is located at 2356 Black Hammock Fish Camp Road, Oviedo, FL 32765. See you there!
> WARTHOGS BAR & GRILL - ORLANDO, FL
WARTHOGS BAR & GRILL
Stop in and sample a little bit of everything at this great place we stumbled into. Jack and his phenomenal crew have a friendly smile to go along with the greatest wings this side of a chicken’s ass! They’ve got pool tables, flat screens, karaoke and good ole fashioned friends! A huge thanks to all who participated in this year’s Chili Cook Off, it was a success because of all of you! The Warthogs is located at 24 N. HWY 1792, Debary, FL 32713 (386) 668 - 4647
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SCENE AROUND > SUNDAY BENEFIT - ORLANDO, FL
SUNDAY BENEFIT We would like to thank everyone who was involved in our preparation for our charity event: Seminole Harley Davidson, Diva Wines and Desserts Office Depot Finnegans Sports Bar and Pub, The Alley, Bar Outback, and Bulldog Pub, No More Knots ,Jax 5th Ave Deli and Alehouse, Monica @ Florida Hospital for Children, Mrs. Catering Parties, Dan at Luiginos Fine Italian Dining. A special thank you to Eddie, the owner of Finnegans Sports Bar and Pub for all of his help and all of the volunteers who helped the event go on without a hitch. We were also able to surprise them with a donation we received of some property in their area. We hope to have another fundraiser in the near future to raise funds to have our contractor build a house for this family. Currently they are renting a trailer whose owner is going into foreclosure. A little information about what this charity was for: Tykota Fisher is five years old, living with acute lymphatic leukemia (ALL). He also suffers from chronic insomnia and struggles with ADHD. Currently he lives with his mother, sister, and grandparents in Mims, FL. He is a sweet little boy that enjoys what all little boys enjoy -- just having fun with his friends and family!
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RIDING WITH ATTORNEY DANIEL B. DANB@DKB-LAW.COM
OK, this is my first column for Bikes & Beauties. I’m not gonna quit my day job yet, but I’ve done some writing for car and bike magazines before, and when I read that B&B was looking to add a few writers who “must like cars, bikes and beauties” I thought . . . well, I like cars – always did, ever since my red and white 1970 Chevelle SS 396 convertible (stolen in 1978 – if you see it, contact me, there’s a big reward). And I love bikes, ever since my first “minibike” with its 3 horsepower Briggs & Stratton lawn mower engine at age 12. When I got my first real bike, a Sportster, I was so excited, I couldn’t sleep for months. And beauties? Sure, and Jack Daniels and a good cigar, too! So, here I am. I’ll be writing about bikes, cars, riding and even a few court cases (that’s the day job that I’m not quitting). This month, though, it’s about some really “good people” who invited Carolyn and me to ride with them as guests on their Presidents’ Day weekend run to Key West – The Leathernecks Motorcycle Club. It started at our buddy Al’s 50th birthday party. Al, a retired Marine, had mentioned to me that he sometimes rides with “a group of guys” that also were Marines, but never got into any of the details. I guess he’s just low key and modest. It wasn’t a biker party – mainly Al’s family, friends and co-workers - but sometimes, you meet folks and you just know that they ride, too. Drinks and conversation flowed, everybody’s real friendly, one thing led to another, and it turns some of Al’s buddies - Pig Pen, Stogie, Dynamike, Lugan and Redneck Dominican - also are former Marines and members of the Leathernecks MC. A few more drinks, cigars get lit, and next thing you know, they invited Carolyn and me to ride along with them on their club’s overnight “Cheeseburger in Paradise” run to Key West. Well, I confess, I’ve done some Toy Runs, been to Flossies, Jimbo’s, Gilberts and Alabama Jacks, and Thursday bike nights at Fuddruckers . . . but lately, Carolyn and I were getting into a riding “rut”. You know – the same rides, bars and bike nights get a little “same old, same old.” And, we’d never been invited to ride with a motorcycle club as official guests before . . . So, after thinking it over for about two seconds, Carolyn and I decided “we’re in!” The Leathernecks MC is a civilian, family-oriented club; its members are active duty and retired U.S. Marines and FMF (naval Fleet Marine Force) Corpsmen. Riding, itself, can be a powerful bond, but the Leathernecks’ bond is even stronger - it is deeply rooted in their shared U.S.Marine Corps. service and traditions. Their club upholds Marine values and enthusiastically supports veterans events, Toys for Tots, the Agent Orange Poker Run and organizations such as Stand Down House and the Jason Dunham Scholarship Fund. Check them out at http://usmcleathernecks.com
As expected, the Leathernecks are well organized when planning a run. Muster locations and staggered times for the North Enders (Palm Beach), Central (Broward) and “South End Gang” (Dade) were emailed to everyone well in advance, with suggested accommodations and the paperwork requirements for riders staying over at the Naval Air Station, Key West. Saturday morning, everyone mustered at their assigned locations and times, then met up at the Shell in Florida City, for a safety briefing: Staggered formation; speed limits would be observed; there must always be Patchholders front and rear; members go first, followed by Prospects (prospective members) and guests; and “no bike would be left behind.” A support van (piloted by Matador) did a superb job of keeping the other cages off our asses. With perfect weather and light winds, everyone reveled in the beauty of the Overseas Highway and arrived safely in Key West. After a brief stop at the VFW and check in at the base, it was time for Mallory Square at sunset and Duval Street. I’ve been to Mallory Square, Sloppy Joes, Wille T’s and Irish Kevins more than a few times, and always found the folks in Key West to be very friendly. It’s part of the whole laid back Keys thing. But, the trip takes on a whole new dimension when you’re with a large contingent of U.S. Marines. Total strangers constantly extend handshakes, heartfelt thanks and genuine appreciation to the club members when they realize who these guys are, and their service to our country. And deservedly so, because the truth is that every one of these guys is a hero who has done everything our country asked of them, and more. Seeing the warm welcome these guys received helped restore my own sense of perspective and reminded me of the core values we share as Americans – regardless of our individual differences. Sunday morning, the Marines landed “90 miles from Cuba” at the Southernmost Point, then headed north to the Sugarloaf Key Volunteer Fire Department, to wish a happy birthday to Ghost, a club member and Sugarloaf Volunteer Fire Fighter. The VFD was hosting a community fish fry; good food, conversation, beer, music . . . just another day in Paradise! From there, the club headed north towards home. Carolyn and I thanked our new friends, said our goodbye’s and headed back to the Conch Republic for one more night of R&R. Thanks again, Leathernecks – you reminded us that often the best thing about riding is the really “good people” we meet and hang out with along the way. Semper Fi!
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SERVICE WITH STEVE-O
Are You “Tweaked”?
You heard me, are you tweaked? In layman’s terms, have you had your bike Dyno Tuned? Dialing in your motorcycle by Dyno tuning is commonly referred to as “tweaking”. When bikes were carbureted, Dyno tuning was not a necessity; we could replace stock jets in carburetors with larger aperture jets that allowed more fuel to be delivered through the carb to the motor. By adjusting the air/mix screw and test riding, a tech could easily dial a bike in. A check of the spark plugs for electrode color was and is still a good indication of how rich or lean a bike is running. Today, most new bikes, and all new Harley-Davidsons have Electronic Fuel Injection or “EFI” systems. The carburetor is falling victim to the great EPA or Environmental Protection Agency. Carbureted bikes have much higher hydrocarbon levels than EFI bikes. Air Fuel mixtures are now controlled in part by the “black box” called an Electronic Control Module of ECM. The ECM has software programs in it that can be changed in a variety of ways. The first is when you change your exhaust and air cleaner; we install a “download”. This is new software that overwrites the existing software in your ECM. It is simply exchanging data that increases the amount of fuel delivered to the throttle body. It is fixed software written specifically for the air cleaner/exhaust combination installed on the bike. No tuning is possible. The second way is to install a fuel management system. There are so many systems out there but I’ll only comment on the HD System called the “Super Tuner”. This device is the only system which allows access into your ECM and gives our technicians the ability to custom map your bike. A map is the software in your ECM. The other fuel management systems connect between the ECM and the bike, they alter the data going out to the bike and in the event of a failure of that device, the result could be catastrophic. So, now we have your bike, your new exhaust, your new air cleaner, and a Super Tuner. Time to get your bike into the Dyno.
We set the bike up on the dynamometer; hook up electronic leads to the ECM, and spark plug wires. The rear wheel rides on a large balanced drum, and we simulate riding the bike up through the RPM range while reading the air to fuel ration on the bike through the electronic leads and an exhaust “sniffer” that measures the hydrocarbons. Also measured are horsepower and torque curves. All this information allows a tech to make changes in the ECM to correct the air fuel ratio to an appropriate level which results in optimum horsepower and torque numbers. Typically, a seasoned tech will spend hours getting bike “tweaked” for you. And you receive a Dyno chart which gives you the beginning and end result for horsepower and torque, and air fuel mixture ratio’s.
The end result of all of this is your bike has been “custom mapped” to your specific hardware configuration. Every bike is different, your buddy’s bike could be the same model, the same configuration, but the numbers will never be identical! Conditions in the Dyno could be different; your buddy’s bike might have been done in the winter, yours in the summer where humidity is much higher. So, now that you are “tweaked”, ride safe knowing your bike is dialed in!! Steve - O
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Tattooed enthusiast Jonathan Mack lover of music, writing, wine, traveling and the splash of an artist’s weapon, back with my pen to paper to shed a little feedback with another want to say artists’ (which kind of seems like a small word when listening to these talented individuals) great “insight” and information. When picking the brain of these artists, I’ve found I see a certain grin and light switch flip as if you’ve just turned back the curtain to discover the wizard behind it at the helm. These selected few could sit down and project into my ear for hours on how art has changed them, themselves, people who have seen the art with their own eyes or have felt the wrath of the ink gun. For me, to think years after I’m gone, that I have left a foot print or stamp behind is the ultimate goal…. Recently I caught with Christopher Cunningham & got some of that “Mack Insight” to throw at ya. When I spoke with Chris he referred to his talent and career as a movement which is such a strong word when thinking how far art has come. What is so cool with art it is true because not everything has been done yet unlike other performances and talents? The movement in Chris’ work has a lot in detail to be appreciated by his audience. Chris, in his own eyes, has found a method with his freestyle direct to skin that helps with his flowing tattoo style. It could be considered something to be viewed by the edge of your seat or “fly by the seat” as Chris puts it, to help revolutionize tattooing and being an artist in your own rite. Coming in contact with Chris makes me realize that more times then not, an individual will come in and take poll position in the tattoo chair with story to tell and an
indefinite reason behind the specific “Tatt”… “I once tattooed a young lady named Rene who had cut her arm whenever she internalized her problems. She had a bunch of cuts going up her arm that I placed a rose over,” Chris shared with me. Because of the tattoo Rene stopped cutting herself. Another gift came because of the tattoo. Rene began writing her memories and stories of her life. She submitted them to a Publisher who put them into print. Rene, I am sure, has helped many through her book. She gave them a reason to stop. “I am proud to be on the front lines of such an epic movement”, Chris stated. Fifteen or twenty years ago it was an oddity to see someone with tattoos on their neck or on highly visible spots. Now hardly a head is turned at the same observation. Honestly, that many years ago, I am sure for the tatt. lover, it may have, in fact come down to questions like- can I cover it? Is the tattoo placed in a spot only for me to enjoy? Will or will I not receive this job because of my tattoo?? Now days you see more and more professional athletes, movie gods and rock stars with the brand on their skin to make it an accept ion and an expression!! Thank you for your time on the toilet or the time in general that it took to read these few but interesting words. Later - Mack
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A Green Day
On Saturday, March 12, 2011 Las Olas blvd will turn green for the 2nd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Irish Festival. The parade will start at noon and go from S.E. 8th avenue to Andrews ave. The Irish Fest will be at Huizenga Plaza from 11:30 a.m. till 9 p.m. There will be live music, Irish cuisine and cultural activities. Last years event was a huge success with over one hundred entries, ranging from fire engines old and new, to classic cars with wily politicians on board. There were local high school marching bands, street performers, floats, and the bagpipe and drum corps from the New York City Police department. The event was kicked off by a United States Coast Guard helicopter flying a very low pass over the buildings of downtown making quite a lot of noise and wind as it hovered over the start of the parade. Mark your calendars with a green pen and decorate the family and your pets for a great green day of fun and libations on Las Olas! It is a day for all to be Irish for the day. This years sponsors are Green, Murphy and Murphy P.A. , Maguire’s Irish Pub, Waxy O’Connor’s and the City of Ft. Lauderdale. Bottoms up from O’Balboni!!! www.jamesbalboni.com
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WTF Rick Scott?!
Really all I have to say is WTF is he thinking!!! Oh yeah great idea! NOT! Let’s cut teachers pay, oh yeah, let’s stop the high speed rail, while you are at it why don’t you declare no tourism based businesses. I mean really you f#$%ing idiot!! Yes, I will agree, if we build the high speed rail it will definitely run over budget to construct. However, the added income it will bring to Florida residents far outweighs the cost. Just the construction alone will employ nearly 30,000 people and after it is done will make doing business and travel in this state so much easier. I think they should build one from Jacksonville to Miami and Tallahassee to Tampa with them all meeting in Orlando. This could be the first state transit system, but nooo our Governor wants to be a conservative pussy. Just think Ricky the poorly educated children that will now have no future thanks to your decision to cut the pay of our teachers would at least be qualified to work right next to the rest of the unemployed building the train. It’s really not rocket science. People could live in Orlando and commute to Jacksonville or Miami and vice versa. Oh heaven forbid we make it easy for tourist to move about the beautiful Sunshine State. You could go see a show and have dinner in Miami then be back in Orlando within a few hours. The traffic would be less on I-95, I-75, the turnpike and I-4. Not to mention how emissions from vehicles would be less. As any human with common sense would see it this is win-win. Now let’s talk about teachers. The level of education our children receive is a direct factor of the quality of teachers we have in this state and if they are not compensated they will go elsewhere. Better schools mean better adults later in life and better people in our great state. Hell, better people in the United States as a whole. Teachers are under paid as it is in this country as a whole anyway. What we need to do is fight to have them paid better so our children will be better educated achieving more, in turn making our state economy more stable once again a win-win situation. Capt. Mike Mann
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Why did this guy get pulled over??
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CRAZY-BIZARRE WACKY-WIERD More Bad Parenting February 19th, 2011 www.allwierdnews.com
It is always a good idea to teach a kid the value of money but this is going a tad bit too far! A Bonita Springs woman is accused of skipping out on a restaurant bill, leaving her 12-year-old daughter behind and then calling the Sheriff’s Office to say her daughter was kidnapped. Melissa Ashley Graham, 38, of the 28000 block of Vermillion Lane, was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor/causing a minor to become needy and with obstruction of a criminal investigation/filing a false report about a missing person. According to Lee County Sheriff’s Office reports: Deputies were called to Bonefish Grill, 26381 U.S. 41 South in Bonita Springs, about a woman who didn’t pay her bill and left her daughter behind. Matthew McNeff, the restaurant manager, told deputies the girl told him her mother was outside. They walked outside and found Graham in her car. Graham said she left a credit card on the table to pay the bill. He told Graham the card wasn’t on the table and he needed another form of payment. The mother said she was with someone named Pagellis and that person would get the money. The girl said they were not with a person named Pagellis, which is the name of a restaurant. The mother then left the parking lot. Deputies spoke with the girl, who said Graham had ordered dinner and a bottle of wine and drank two or three glasses. Her mother then “began to act weird, spit out her bread on the table and shoved her food across the table” and told the girl to “get a box.” The mother left and the girl waited for her return. Graham called her daughter on a cellular telephone, asked where she was and then disconnected the call. Deputies attempted to call Graham back, but she did not answer. About an hour later, Graham called 911 and said her daughter was abducted from the restaurant by two Hispanic or dark-colored men, about 20 to 30 years old, driving a light colored or cream sedan. At first Graham declined to speak with detectives, but changed her mind and gave a statement. The Florida Department of Children and Family Services took custody of the girl. Graham claims she is an attorney, but a search of the Florida Bar Association website did not find a person by that name. Just another wack-job if you ask me. 44 BIKES & BEAUTIES • MARCH 2011
YOU OUGHT TO KNOW... 1. Hang On Sloopy is the official rock song of Ohio. 2. Hershey’s Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it’s kissing the conveyor belt. 3. Honeybees have hair on their eyes. 4. Human teeth are almost as hard as rocks. 5. Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete. 6. Hydroxydesoxycorticosterone and hydroxydeoxycorticosterones are the largest anagrams. 7. Hypnotism is banned by public schools in San Diego. 8. Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different. 9. Lincoln Logs were invented by Frank Lloyd Wright’s son. 10. Lorne Greene had one of his nipples bitten off by an alligator while he was host of “Lorne Greene’s Wild Kingdom.” 11. Los Angeles’s full name is “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula” and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its original size: “L.A.” 12. Sigmund Freud had a morbid fear of ferns. 13. Since 1896, the beginning of the modern Olympics, only Greece and Australia have participated in every Games. 14. Slugs have 4 noses. 15. Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they can’t find any food. 16. Some toothpaste’s contain antifreeze. 17. Spotted skunks do handstands before they spray. 18. “Stewardesses” is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand. 19. Studies show that if a cat falls off the seventh floor of a building it has about thirty percent less chance of surviving than a cat that falls off the twentieth floor. It supposedly takes about eight floors for the cat to realize what is occurring, relax and correct itself www.bikesbeauties.com
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