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articles 17 The Anniversary Issue
a look back at all our favorite rides
18 Sick Bastard Choppers
Sir Lancelot January 2010
19 Local - Downey Cavicchioni Un Mostro December 2010
VRex April 2011
21 After Hours Bike
Hood Rat April 2012
22 A1 Cycles
Janet - May 2012
23 Local - Dario Gomez
305 Vato July/August 2012
the usual stuff 08 Events 11 Reader’s Writes 12 Health & Wellness 13 K.C.’S Corner 33 Uli The Unruly 35 Live To Ride, Ride To Eat
50 Tech With Joel Mercado
52 Words Of Wisdom/ Ha! Ha! Ha!
38 Slice of Life
Hot man Quote Brains & Braun, the ultimate sexy!
Vintage night in Wynwood art district, Miami
“I am just an ordinary guy living an extra ordinary life” - Bean’re
41 Witte Cycle Anniversary Party
Celebrating with the girls of Miami
42 Cafe 27
Weston fl, our favorite Sunday
Nostalgia invading frost part
fan of the month Nomad, Professional Tourist, Veteran, Writer, Journeyman
39 Wood Tavern
44 Dania Beach Vintage Bike show
beauties “As if you were on fire from within. The moon lives in the lining of your skin.” ~Pablo Neruda
51 Winston Law
53 Crazy, Bizarre/ You Ought To Know
HBIC: Celebrating Our 4th Year Christy VittitowDoing What Most Only Dream
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greatest accomplishments. If you would have asked me then, “where do you see yourself in four years?”, it certainly wouldn’t have been here. There is not a day that passes that I do not fell totally blessed. Grateful for the blind stupidity that ever compelled me to set forth on this journey! Regardless of the challenges, personal or professional it is safe to say, I have overcome. I will forever be grateful to all of you, my loyal fans, supports, sponsors and readers. Without you, there would be no journey, no great accomplishment and certainly no goal line. It is still an outrageous task, I am certain will age me quickly! Yet, I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. To celebrate, we will be having our 4th Anniversary Bash, Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Cafe 27 in Weston, Florida. See the ad on Page 7. Come say hello, get your photo with one of our Cover Girls and lets make another crazy night to remember!
or the past four years I have been pouring my heart and soul into this publication. At times, a daunting task met with mountains of resistance, naysayers and the myriad of other headaches that come with any blind venture. There have been many times I have wanted to give up! At each fork in the road, there has always been a glimmer of hope, reminding me who I am, what I stand for and how much I have sacrificed for this little rag. I remember our first anniversary, when I was naively unaware if anyone even read “Imperfection is beauty, the magazine. All I did know; the more I madness is genius printed, the more disappeared. The harder I and it’s better to be worked the better it became! Far from perfect, absolutely ridiculous than yet worth every second! I have leaned along absolutely boring.” the way to take everything with a grain of Marilyn Monroe salt! Everyone is entitled to their opinion so, pleasing everyone is impossible! True to fashion, the goal line is ever changing and the prize is always Until then.... just beyond my reach. For those that know me, it is safe to Stay Between The Ditches & Keep The Shiney Side Up!! say, I am no quitter, failure is not an option, and I may not succeed but, surely I’ll kill myself trying! This month, as I sat down to plan the Limited Edition Anniversary Issue, I took a walk down memory lane. Hind sight is always 20/20, this view, was somewhat comical! Our first year was less than stellar! But, with time and experience comes wisdom. Making me proud of the evolution. It is still Cover Photo: MUA: Makeup By Elvi • Photographer: Diana Zapata somewhat hard to believe that what started on a whim out if Editing: ArtCrazy Photography • Styling: Christy Vittitow sheer boredom, a hobby if you will, has grown to be one of my Bike Provided By: Rick Rosal Old Soul -Young Blood www.OldSoulYB.com Look for their feature in a coming issue. Miami, FL
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South Florida Chopper Bikes @Brass Ring. Starts At 6:30 10998 Okeechobee Blvd., Royal Palm Beach, Fl. (561) 296-4563 Flossie’s 3-7. Live Music. 3985 Ravenswood Rd., Dania Bch, Fl. (954) 583-9656 Www.Flossiesbar.Com Café 27 Bbq Noon-7Pm. Bucket Specials! Live Bands! Us27, Right Off Griffin Rd. Across From Everglades Holiday Park Cagney’s Saloon 5983 S University Dr., Davie, Fl. (954) 689-0035 Whiskey Joe’s Bar and Grill 5-10pm 3301 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 3314t
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 Night 7Pm 2002 E. Sample Rd., Lighthouse Point, Fl.(954) 781-6227 Tarpon Bend Bike Night 7-12 Live Music. 200 S.W. 2Nd St. Ft. Lauderdale The Motoport Bike Night At Hooters Doral 8695 N.W. 13Th Terrace, Miami, Fl. 33126 (305) 297-4827 For More Info. Http://Www.Motoportusa.Com
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Every First Tuesday of the Month:
Iron Eagle Bike Night West Palm Beach, FL 2348 N Military Trail, 1/8 Mile North of Okeechobee Blvd. 6:00 to 9:30 pm
Every second Tuesday of the Month:
Boonies Bike Nite 6-11pm 14555 Southern Blvd. Loxahatchee, FL 561-753-9991 Bokampers Metal Showcase Bike Night & Car Show Plantation, FL • (954) 533-7152 7-10 pm
Flossie’s Bar & Grille 3985 Ravenswood Rd., Rd. Dania, Fl. (954) 583-9656 Www.Flossiesbar.Com Crossroads Bar & Grill 2801 E New York Ave. Deland, Fl.32724 (386) 738-0301 Hooters Pembroke Pines Bike Night Bike Parking, Drink Specials, Other Specials. 7990 Pines Blvd. Pembroke Pines, Fl. 33024. (954) 962-6330 Chit Chats 826 North Federal Hwy Pompano Beach, Fl. 33062 (954) 943-1631 Mickey’s Bar 350 S.W. 12Th Ave. Pompano Beach, Fl. 33069 (954) 941-1611 Carolina Ale House 8669 NW 36 St. Doral, FL 33166 New Bike Night to Downtown Hollywood. Various locations on Hollywood Blvd. from 19th to 20th
Every second wednesday of the Month:
Treasure Coast Harley Davidson 4967 SE Federal Highway (US 1), Stuart, FL
PEDALS UP AT 7:30AM Benefiting 50 MILE BICYCLE RIDE 18-22 mph
Hooters 550 Town Center Cir. Sanford, Fl. (407) 324-1272. Sponsered By: Budweiser, Seminole Hr, Harsh Clothing. 15% Off Food And Merchandise W/ Motorcycle Key. Frequent Riders Cards Available. Hooters Doral 7-11pm 8695 Northwest 13th Terr. Miami, FL 33126 The Keg South Kendall 7-11pm SW 128 St East of 137 Ave. Near the Tamiami airport.
Includes: SAG Support, Route Map, Rest Stop, EMT, Food and Entertainment after the ride!*
Registration opens at 6:30am • Mardi Gras Casino
831 North Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009 Ride from the Mardi Gras Casino to Chris Evert Hospital and back! Enjoy the Opening Ceremonies at the Chris Evert Hospital.
Cafe 27 Highway 27 & Griffin Road. Bike Night & Hot Body Contest. 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 Kings Head Pub 5Pm Till Close. 500 East Dania Beach Blvd, Dania, Fl. Bikers 20% Off Check, Live Music. Jesse’s Sports Bar 5442 W. Atlantic Blvd.Margate Fl. Bayside Hut 3501 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149 Will Call 700 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 Finnegan’s on the River (2nd and 4th Thursday) 401 Southwest 3rd Ave. Miami, FL · 33130
Members May Redeem a Voucher Register at www.zmotion.org/events $20 zMotion *After the ride enjoy: • 20+ GTE Food Trucks • 4 Live bands • Two cars shows • Three Motorcycle Drill teams • Motorcycle stunt show • Over 75 vendors • Door prizes and Raffle Prizes
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Every First 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) Sandbar 900 Sunrise Lane, Ft. Lauderdale Fl. 33304 (954) 990-7578 Sponsored By Ft. Lauderdale H-D Food Truck Invasion Weekly Wheels And Meals Tropical Park 7900 S.W. 40Th St. Miami, Fl. 33131(Palmetto & Bird Rd) Lucky’s Bar & Grill Bike Night 10160 W. Indiantown Rd., Jupiter, FL 33478 561-743-3300
Every third Thursday of the Month:
Bike & Cruise Night @ The Seminole Hard Rock 5:30 to 10:30 954-789-6986
Every last Thursday of the Month:
Cycle Gear Bike Night - 846 N Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415 6:00 to 10:00 pm Turboz Custom Cycles Bike Night Ralph’s Stand Up Bar 113 Center Street, Jupiter, FL 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Everglades Holiday Park Bike Night West End Of Griffin Rd., At Us27 Sunrise Harley-Davidson Bike Night 201 N. International Parkway Sunrise, Fl. 33325 Www.Brucerossmeyerh-D.Com
Pirate Republic Bar Sponsored By Bruce Rossmeyer H-D, The Party Starts At 7Pm Every Saturday Night. 400 S.W. 3Rd Ave. Ft. Lauderdale Fl. 33315 (954) 761-3500 Eagle Rider Fort Lauderdale, Bikes & Coffee 10:00 Am
Seminole Tribe of Florida’s 42nd Annual Tribal Fair Hollywood, FL • Www.seminoletribe.com • (866) 625- 5374 Hooter’s & Horsepower Car Show • Boca Raton, FL (561) 391-8903
Bokampers Metal Showcase Bike Night & Car Show Plantation, FL • (954) 533-7152 2nd Tuesday of every month 7-10 pm
Music and Motorcycles • Zephyrhills FL • (813) 780-1413
Old Soul - Young Blood’s Inaugural Wynwood Vintage Motorcycle Festival • Miami, FL 11am-1am 75 NW 24 Street, Miami, FL 33127 Legends Rally 2 Day Event Miami, FL Peterson’s HD North www.legendsrally.com
Bikes & Beauties Magazine Anniversary Party • Weston, FL Cafe 27, 7:00 pm-???? 954-789-6986 see our ad page 7 Get Your Heart On Run • Dania, FL • Starts at Flossie’s Bar & Grill www.facebook.com/events/452168694849552 Gulf Coast Motorcycles Vintage Motorcycle Show Ft. Meyers FL • (239) 481-8100 Healing Heroes Freedom Fest • Lakeland FL (727) 781-4376 • www.healingherosfreedonfest.com Motoport Sizzling Bikini Bike Wash • Miami FL (305) 264-4433 • www.motoportusa.com
Feb 24 - Feb 26
Feb 24 Phil Peterson’s Birthday Bash • Miami, FL (305) 651-4811 • www.miamiharley.com Pre-Daytona Biker Bash • Port Charlotte FL • (941) 224-5343
Gator Harley Davidson Unsocial Night • Leesburg FL (352) 787-8050
Elvis Presley 2Charity Festival Car & Motorcycle Show Kissimmee, FL • (407) 344-3299 • www.elvisfest.eventbrite.com
Horses and Harleys • Jupiter FL • (561) 602-1219
Boot Hill Saloon Bike Run • Daytona Beach FL • (386) 258-9506 USMV MC Homestead Party 399 Krome Ave, Homestead, FL Www.facebook.com/events/322567131099687 3rd Annual Mardi Gras Post Crawl Ft. Lauderdale, FL EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Lugnut Customs Motorcycle Swap Meet • West Palm Beach, FL www.lugnutcustoms.com Big Chill Ride and Scavenger Hunt • Melbourne FL Http://legionpost163.com Palm Beach International Raceway Bike Bash West Palm Beach, FL • www.racepbir.com • (561) 622-1400
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The Ride, Will She REally Do it?
turn. Ok onto the Interstate, through the construction zone, all cool so far, this is the route I take to work every day right through down town Nashville. Funny how those familiar routes seem to change a bit when viewed from 2 wheels.... that turn isn’t usually that sharp, when did they at that bump to the road, I’m sure you know the deal. We make it through Nashville as we pass the exit I take to go to work, I’m thinking well I guess I don’t have to worry about being able to make the ride to work anymore, cause I just did it. We complete a little over 50 miles and make our first stop. He wants to check my comfort level and needs to fill the tank on the bike he is riding. Side note: He is riding his Honda VLX600 instead of the Harley, big sacrifice, didn’t want me to feel like I had to complete with the Harley. Wonderful, considerate guy!! OK back to the story, fortunately most of the ride was uneventful, went a bit wide on 2 curves, but recovered and continued on at 65 to 70 MPH. I may never drive the car again... We reach our destination and after lunch head back. To make a long story a bit shorter, I am tired and a little sore, too much tensing up, but I rode 278 miles today and can’t wait to do it again. My wonderful guy is now afraid I won’t ever want to ride on the back again. He let me know later that he really didn’t expect me to take him up on the challenge to ride to Alabama, but I am glad I did.
living my dream: four corners trip
I’m counting down the days to retirement, striking through the days on the calendar every night. Finally the first of April arrives — I’m through! I have a small party with my nowformer working friends. Planning my Four Corners trip is not easy. My friend Eric is also planning to go. He already has a new BMW 1600 and is mounting some accessories such as a between-drivers communication system. Personally, I have to sell my BMW K1200RS 2002 and trade in my Royal Star- 1998. I have my eyes on a new Honda NC 700X. A brand new model is supposed to be available the beginning of June. Finding the perfect bike: April 27, 2012 I meet a Honda Import representative and am told that I should be lucky if the Honda will be available at the very end of July so I start checking into alternatives.
I find a few but the most interesting is the Suzuki V-Strom DL 1000 L2 Adventurer. It comes fully loaded with bags, side and top. I buy it after a five-mile test run. It feels very good. It’s not as powerful as my BMW but it still pulls well (98 horsepower). I drive 195 miles the first day. One month to departure: May 3 The first service is done at 609.1 miles (cost $211.25). At that price it’s also the last service I’ll have done at the dealer. It’s one month to departure and I order a new bigger windshield and crash bars. I mount some extra tail lights on the passenger’s foot pegs. I also make a cruise-control device and a few other modifications. First leg: June 3, 2012 The day is here. I depart from home (Fort Lauderdale) and go to Key West to meet with my Norwegian friend Eric, my partner on the trip. I receive a call halfway down that his wife had a traffic accident the night before our departure and he can’t leave her alone in the hospital. He thinks he can make up time and meet with me later, which wasn’t the case. I take a photo at 1st corner, Key West, and leave alone. My first stop is Milton, Fla., near Pensacola. Daily trip mileage: 823. Second leg: June 4 I drive through Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. I stop in Junction, Texas, at a small biker friendly motel. It is nice and priced low at $38 a night. It is the first time that I’ve seen trains with 140-plus cars, not including two locomotives in front and one in the rear. Also, the corrals have thousands of cows ready for the slaughter house, all of them black and white. Trip mileage: 842 Third leg: June 5 I drive through New Mexico and arrive in Benson, Arizona, near Tucson. Talk about a rough drive. The wind gets up to 50 miles an hour and there are dust storms. I am sandblasted. Trip mileage: 708 Fourth leg: June 6 I have a fantastic ride in the mountains of San Diego County. There are nice winding roads and a high altitude. I make it to the second corner — San Ysidro, Calif. There is terrible traffic through San Diego and Los Angeles. I take the Pacific Coast Highway to Oxnard. In Malibu, I stop and take a picture of a rare seal on the beach. Trip mileage: 636 (Continued on Page 16) Bikes & Beauties • february 2013 • 11
HEALTH & WELLNESS
How to Fight the Flu
1 Give yourself time off - rest is important in fighting a flu. 2 Boost your immune system with Vitamin C every 3 few hours. Stay hydrated. If water is not appealing, try diluted fruit juice or herbal tea.
Warnings The flu is caused by a virus and cannot be “cured” with antibiotics. But if you are still sick ten days after its onset, or if you became very sick very quickly, you should see a doctor. It’s possible to have a bacterial infection along with a viral one, or to have an extremely virulent case of the flu. Be sure to stay hydrated, as vomiting and diarrhea can lead to dehydration. If symptoms persist or if you have specific medical conditions or concerns, we recommend you contact a physician. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment.
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Use herbs such as echinacea and goldenseal which are said to help with influenza, also try ginger tea to settle your stomach.
Take slippery elm and marshmallow for an irritated throat and cough.
Try to swallow 2 garlic pills 3 times a day; these act as an antiboitic and are said to cleanse the system.
Inhale eucalyptus oil by putting five drops in a hot bath or a cup of water.
Start with broth (chicken or vegetable) and dry crackers once you can tolerate food.
Dissolve a zinc lozenge under your tongue every two hours, not only are these a great immunostimulant, they will also make your throat feel better.
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“The Best Laid Plans…”
o there I was, at the end of the RRR MC Poker Run party, staring at the gorgeous 1966 metallic blue and white Electra-Glide with the “For Sale” sign on it. I had already told Large Louis that I would buy his 1964 Duo-Glide but now I had this major complication in my life. The word was out that AMF (the makers of the pin-spotters in all the bowling alleys) was taking over Harley-Davidson, and the jokes had already started that the new Harleys would not be able to pass a bowling alley without automatically pulling into the parking lot. All the old-timers were telling me to buy a “real” Harley now, before AMF screwed them up. The 1964 Duo-Glide would be nice, but that beautiful 1966 Electra-Glide would be even better! Walking up and down the rows of bikes, I see no sign at all of the guy with the 305 Honda Dream. He was on every single Poker Run this summer, so I start thinking to myself (which is not necessarily a good thing at times) “What if he already sold it and bought something else? My whole plan would be down the toilet! What if this, what if that…..?” Hearing the roar of a new group of bikes entering the parking area, I turn to look, and low and behold, there’s the guy at the end of the line, still on the Honda Dream. What a relief, my plan was not scuttled after all. Realizing it was going to take a few minutes for the guy to park, being at the end of a long line of bikes, Susie and I grabbed a few more cold ones (and one for him) and headed over to talk to him. The 305 Honda Dream still had a “For Sale” sign on it, so I didn’t know what to think. Maybe he was just asking too much for it. As we approached, with cold beers in hand, I offered him one, he accepted, and I said “Hey, remember me?” He looked me in the eye and with a straight face replied, “Yeah, you’re the guy that screwed me out of that 65 BSA Lightning I wanted to buy!” Oh shit, this was not starting out the way that I was hoping and expecting. With some quick thinking, I had the perfect comeback. “Actually, I did you a big favor! That bike had a serious clutch problem that I didn’t find out about until after I bought it and rode it home.” I related the story to him about the slipping clutch, installing a new Barnett clutch only to have the same problem with no improvement, then after hours of frustration finally discovering the bent clutch actuating rod. I could sense his mood lightening up a little bit, so I asked him “Are you still interested in buying that BSA Lightning? I’m moving up to a Harley, and now that the Lightning is in perfect shape, what with the clutch problem taken care of, and all, it’s a real bargain!” Susie sensed my tactics and helped move in for the kill by getting real close
to the guy, kind of nuzzling up beside him and saying, “I just LOVE riding on the back of that bike. There’s something about a BSA that girls just adore!” The guy looked at Susie with a big smile on his face, and actually started to blush a little bit, and muttered out, “Yeah, I’m still interested in that bike. But I have to take a test ride first, and the price has to be right!” Trying to contain and muffle my excitement I calmly told the guy that he could take a test ride now, if he wanted to. He thought that was an excellent idea, and even suggested that I could ride along on his Honda, just so I wouldn’t think he might ride off with the BSA. I assured him that I trusted him, but would ride along any way, just to make sure he got on the gas past 3000 rpm so he could see that the clutch problem truly was resolved. As we walked to the Lightning he handed me the key to the Dream, and I reciprocated with the BSA key. Arriving at the Lightning, I told him that the engine was still warm, and he interrupted me explaining that he had ridden British Vertical Twins before and was very familiar with the cold starting drill and the warm starting drill. He immediately then apologized for interrupting me, saying he was just so excited that I decided to sell the bike. Once we arrived at the Lightning, I was impressed that the guy actually did know the proper way to kick start a British Vertical Twin, which was to stand alongside it, not to straddle it, like the Harley riders all did. He turned on the petcock, turned on the ignition, checked for the neutral light, then kicked it through forcefully, and the baby fired up immediately. We both had a big smile on our faces. I told him we’d meet at the road, then Susie and I headed to the Honda. She looked at it and said “I’m not riding on the back of that ugly-ass thing, I’ll hang out with Dawn Patrol until you get back”. I couldn’t blame her, that Honda Dream was pretty ugly. I fired it up, and followed my own BSA on a test ride. Out on the road, the guy put it through its paces, but without abusing it, and we returned to the parking lot. After shutting down, he asked how much, and I told him same price, $600, and reminded him of the clutch work I had done, and without hesitation, he agreed on the price. He told me his Honda was sold, and he was getting the cash the next day, and already had the rest of the money he needed, so we’d do the deal on Tuesday evening. Stage 1 of my plan had been successfully put into action. Now to find the owner of the 1966 Electra-Glide!
Ride Safe, KC
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CELEBRITY CHEF MIKE TROST
Fighting the Winter Blues in NYC The winter weather blues have me yearning for South Beach, where warm weather reigns supreme. The bodies are sun-kissed, abundantly fit, and crawling with social appeal. Far removed from the winter solstice, where the ocean views are impeccable, shopping, sightseeing, and nightlife never ending. Where keeping up with the Jones’s requires light and fluffy with creative flare. This month, as I pray for a break in the frigid temperatures of New York City my wandering palette fulfills my dreaming needs. Surprise your guests with my light and fit Curly Endive with Bacon & Eggs or my salmon Mousse on a Bed of Watercress, sure culinary pleasures guaranteed to please the heartiest eaters. ! – Enjoy! Chef Mike
Curley Endive with Bacon and Eggs Ingredients • 10 ounces of pale curly endive • 6 ounces thick-cut bacon cut in to ¼-inch thick lardons • 4 teaspoons of Dijon mustard • 4 tablespoons of sherry vinegar • 1 teaspoon finely grated garlic • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil • salt and pepper • 4 eggs • 12 slices of baguette toasted and rubbed with a garlic clove
Ingredients • 1/4 cup lemon juice • 1 envelope of unflavored gelatin • 1/4 cup mayo • 1/4 cup sour cream • 15 ounces fresh or canned Salmon • 1/4 cup dill • 1 tablespoon shallots minced • 1 tablespoon drained capers • 1 teaspoon paprika • 3/4 cup heavy cream • salt and pepper to taste • 4 oz Watercress for dressing • 2 tablespoons lemon juice • 3 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard • Pinch of salt and pepper
1. Simmer bacon for about 6 minute’s until lightly brown and crisp. 2. For the vinaigrette, whisk together the mustard, vinegar and garlic. Whisk in the olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. 3. Poach eggs for 3 minutes until whites have set and the yolks are still soft. 4. Toss endive in vinaigrette, season with salt and ground black pepper ,divide greens on 4 plates, place egg in center , spoon in warm lardons, add the baguette. Enjoy!
Salmon Mousse on a bed of Watercress Directions
1. For Salad dressing mix together in a small container and shake well. 2. Put the lemon juice and gelatin in a small sauce pan. Let sit for a 6 minutes to soften the gelatin. Place over heat until dissolved 2 minutes . Let cool. 3. Combine in food processor salmon, mayo, sour cream,dill, shallots,capers,paprika,salt and pepper. Pulse 6 times until combined, add the gelatin mixture. pulse 3 times, and then add the heavy cream and pulse 3 times or until smooth. 4. Put mixture in a plastic wrapped loaf pan. Square up mixture using the plastic wrap and aluminum foil. You will only use a 1/3 of the pan. Refrigerate for 3 hours. 5. To plate, put the dressing on watercress on plate,put a slice of the salmon mousse on top of watercress , Garnish with a piece of dill and capers. Serve with toast. Enjoy! Bikes & Beauties • february 2013 • 15
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Fifth leg: June 7 I encounter heavy traffic again on Highway 101 North. The Golden Gate Bridge is totally hidden in the fog so no photos. I stop at Ukiah, Calif. It is time for an oil/filter change (it takes 3-plus hours). Trip mileage: 473 Sixth leg: June 8 The Redwood Highway is a fantastic road, so is the scenery and nature. I drive my bike through the Chandelier Tree and take some photos. This road beats ‘The Dragon’ in North Carolina. I stop at Florence, Oregon. Trip mileage: 420 Seventh leg: June 9 I go farther on the same fantastic road along the Oregon coast. Of course I hit fog and rain but it is still very nice. I arrive at the third corner — Blaine, Washington. I can not find any fitting motels in the area so I drive I-5 south a bit and find a place to stay in Everett, Wash. Trip mileage: 538 Eighth leg: June 10 I keep going south early morning through Seattle. I go ‘up’ Mount Rainier’s 13,250 feet. There is plenty of snow and it is a bit cold (35 degrees) but it is so beautiful — an absolutely memorable site. Then I head down to the Columbia River Gorge, which is also a beautiful area. I stop at Cousins Hotel in The Dalles, Oregon, where the VStrom Riders International will have their meet in two weeks. I take pics to prove that I was here. Trip mileage: 309 (A few miles in the snow!) Ninth leg: June 11 I drive a bit longer today to make up for yesterday’s low miles. I go through Idaho. There are plenty of mountains and it’s looking more like Washington State. There are no signs of potato farms at all. There is one mountain peak that is 6,323 feet. I visit one hiking place at Willow Creek. The gravel roads leading up the mountain side do not allow cars but motorcycles and ATVs are OK. They have rest areas with fences around them so the bears won’t disturb the persons resting or eating/ grilling food. The GPS sends me on a six-mile dirt road to find a place to stay — but it was converted to a bar about three years ago. I see many animals including deer and elks. I end in Three Forks, Montana. Trip mileage: 656 Tenth leg: June 12 There is plenty to see at Yellowstone National Park but it is crowded, mostly with tourists from Asia. It’s the first time I
have ever had to stop because of buffalo herd on the road, there are about 30 of them. I am warned not to get too close to them on the motorcycle. I do not find out why. I wait for Old Faithful to blow steam and take photos. I find out why the park is called Yellowstone, all the geysers blowing sulphur mix on the rocks and stones. I drive out of the park to I-90 and stop to have a bite to eat at the Pryor Creek Bar/Café, meet a man that is of Scandinavian descent, it is good food. I am informed that going north is a mess due to construction so I change my route. I stop at the Sheridan Hotel in Jackson, Wyoming. I also visit Little Big Horn but General Custer is long gone. Trip mileage: 531 (most of that spent in Yellowstone Park) Eleventh leg: June 13 I drive to Sturgis, South Dakota just for fun (known for annual bikers rally). I see it and buy a T-shirt at Harley. Then I go to Mount Rushmore to visit the four presidents in the mountainside — they were made by a Norwegian family. The Black Hills are also a very nice area to go biking. Curvy roads and small tunnels make it a fun challenge. Sioux Falls, South Dakota has many animals such as bucks, deer, coyotes and raccoons along the roads. Trip mileage: 868 Twelfth leg: June 14 I start in the early morning to make up some time. The South Dakota flats are not that fun. There are plenty of strong side winds the whole time. After arriving in Chicago, I realize why it’s called the ‘Windy City’. It is slow riding through town even on its toll road. I find out later why the traffic congestion is so bad. Some wild man is walking a tight rope over the Niagara Falls. Bad timing so I cancel the falls. I take 90 all the way to 69 in Indiana. I stop at Coldwater, Michigan. Trip mileage: 752
Thirteenth leg: June 15 I change the oil/filter and lube the chain at Plant Motorsports in Coldwater, Michigan. I then drive to Canada, entering Toronto, which is a traffic nightmare. I only am able to go one mile per hour. Ottawa is not much better at 3/4 of a mile per hour thanks to a one-lane bridge. I stop at Port Hope, Ontario. Trip mileage: 441 (Continued on Page 48)
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limited edition anniversay issue
ust six short years ago, our HBIC, Christy, settled in South Florida after her son was nearly killed in a motocross accident. A single Mother and former, Mortgage Broker, she set out to find a new career path to support her small family. Along the way, she met her now husband, Ken who was a very successful Real Estate Broker, Inventor and Wholesale Digital Printer. Unable to find a job that suits her, she took on the task of Office Manager of his company, Global Digital Imaging. Bored to tears in the printing industry, she began doing what she does best, selling! She set out bidding on every magazine throughout the state. Landing a few, one of which was a motorcycle magazine based in Daytona Beach, nothing known in the industry but, a client all the same. True to her fashion, she offered to help the Owner grow his business, she agreed to let him float the payment for 30 days as well as promote, write, and play photojournalist to his little biker magazine. Unfortunately, by the third month he neglected to pay her, forth month was no better; she called, expressing her angst with his violation of their agreement. He did what the a-typical do, called her names, spouted profanities, etc. Her last words to him were, “I am going to make you regret every single one of those pennies! Your magazine sucks!” She hung up the phone, looked to her Graphic Designer Mark and said, “We’re going to make a magazine!” Eight days later the first issue of Bikes & Beauties Magazine went to press. 800 copies, Hand cut and delivered. Now here we are four years later; 125,000 copies per month, over 31,000 subscribers worldwide and this is just the beginning! This month we take a look down memory lane; featuring our favorite “Bikes” and favorite “Beauties” that have graced our pages throughout the years, as well as the woman who started it all, our crazy wild-eyed, ridiculously energetic H.B.I.C., Christy. Without her none of this would ever be possible!
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january 2009 frame: 1250.00 ccm (76.28 cubic inches) Engine: V2, four-stroke trans: 100.34 Nm (10.2 kgf-m or 74.0 ft.lbs) @ 7000 RPM exhaust: 11.3:1 power: 97.5 x 72.1 mm (3.8 x 2.8 inches) rake: Injection front suspension: Steel tubing and cast aluminium rear suspension: Aluminium twin swing arms and fully adjustable hydraulic monoshock brakes: Aluminium single sided swing arms and fully adjustable hydraulic dual shock paint: 140/70-18 wheels & tires f/r: 280/30-18 saddle: Single disc. 6-piston caliper Additional Specs: Designed by Adam Canni and Dan Dausey, Body and Fab: Dennis the Menace, SBC controls, Metzeler tires, Velocity Stack by SBC, Engraving by Jeremy Potts of Steel Tattoo in Denver, CO. Special thanks to Roger Fernandez, Omar Gomez, Leroy Jackson and Greg Dausey
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• 16” Ape Hangers with Internal Throttle • Suicide Shifter with Grenade Shift Knob • Cast Iron Tractor Seat • Rear Suspension removed and turned rigid • Rear tire is a car tire: Coker Excelsior 6.40-15 on stock rim • Front tire is a knobby Coker 5.00-+16 on stock rim • Army Canteen saddle bags • Aluminum Floor Board • Exhaust Wrapped Jardine 2-1 headers with custom muffler and rain cap
orking the motorcycle scene here in Florida is a phenomenal way to earn a living. Not only do we mount our chariots more often than any other place in North America, we get to meet thousands of people, each their own unique individuals, each of them riding what they see as the perfect roller. Downeyman aka Mostro is no different. If my memory serves me correctly I met the MOSTRO before I met the Downeyman at Hooter’s on Pines. He is the only biker that ever came straight out without reservation and said, “The entire idea of the bike started with the desire to build
something cool and different, that was low maintenance, with a rustic look that I don’t have to wash!” In the summer of 2007 Downey spend three months in his backyard building this scoot. He started with a completely stock 2002 Suzuki Volusia 800cc stripped it down and reworked it with scraps form eBay, junk yards, auto part stores and the Orange hardware store until it immolated his love of World War II military history. Although Downey never served, he does appreciate the sacrifice of those who have.
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april 2011 Engine and transmission Displacement: 1250.00 ccm (76.28 cubic inches) Engine type: V2, four-stroke Torque: 100.34 Nm (10.2 kgf-m or 74.0 ft.lbs) @ 7000 RPM Compression: 11.3:1 Bore x stroke: 97.5 x 72.1 mm (3.8 x 2.8 inches) Fuel system: Injection
Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels Frame type: Steel tubing and cast aluminium Front suspension: Aluminium twin swing arms and fully adjustable hydraulic monoshock Rear suspension: Aluminium single sided swing arms and fully adjustable hydraulic dual shock
Front tyre dimensions: 140/70-18 Rear tyre dimensions: 280/30-18 Front brakes: Single disc. 6-piston caliper Rear brakes: Single disc. 2-piston caliper
Physical measures and capacities Dry weight: 304.0 kg (670.2 pounds) Seat height: 660 mm (26.0 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting. Wheelbase: 2,010 mm (79.1 inches) Fuel capacity: 18.16 litres (4.80 gallons)
Other specifications Starter: Electric
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april 2012 Tech Specs
o matter where your path may take you, be it the road less traveled or the bustling likes of big city boulevards, there is one thing certain there are motorcycles everywhere. Yet, non compare to an After Hours Bikes Custom built tough here in South Florida. The next handcrafted beast we take a look at is the 2011 “Hood Rat” created by Todd Anglani for Ahmed Al-Shaikh Owner of Chrome World in Saudi Arabia. Chrome World is the latest dealer to feature Todd’s award-winning Rat Rods. This build was all about making a distinctive rat, reflective of the Owners taste. Get a good look at this one; it won’t be here for long.
Year: 2011 Make: After Hours Bikes Model: Rat Rod Bike Name: Hood Rat Build Time: 1 year Engine Type: 1600 Roadstar Transmission: 5 Spd Clutch: Stock Exhaust: After Hours Bikes Front Suspension: After Hours I Beam Front Wheel: 26 Inch Pickard USA Front Brake: None Rear: Suspension None Rear Wheel: 16 Inch Pickard USA Rear Brake: Ultima Fuel Tank Capacity: 4 gallons Seat: Mooneyes Handlebars: Beach Bars Mirrors: None Grips: Mooneyes Paint Graffiti: Art by Marc
Graffiti Art By Marc 1-954-687-5817 • www.MarcsArtStudio.com All Photography on this Page by: Tadd Fisher
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MAY 2012 Tech Specs Year: 2012 • Make: A1 Cycles Model: Drag Bike • Build Time: 2 Mo Engine Type: Ultima 140 in Power: 265 • Torque: 265 Transmission: Baker 5 Speed Neutral Down
Clutch: Lock Up
Rear Wheel & BRAKE: Busa
Exhaust: A1 Cycles Custom
Fuel Tank Capacity: 4 gallons
Front Suspension: Ninja 250 Modified
Handlebars: Vortex Clip On
Front Wheel: Ninja Stock Modified
Mirrors: LOL • Grips: Rubber
Front Brake: Stock
Paint: In House
Rear Suspension: Stretched Busa Swingarm Custom Spring
Extras or Unique Features: Meet me a the track!
here is something about a rush of adrenaline that gets inside your soul. Something that grips you by the balls and has you addicted at the first injection. Some of us find the rush intoxicating, sensual and the sole chemical making us who we are. One such man is Mike Beland of A1 Cycles in West Palm Beach. Mike grew up in Brookfield, Massachusetts where his love affair with speed began when he mounted his first scoot at the age of 4, by the time he was 17 he was not only an accomplished motocross racer, he was making his way onto the drag track. Something that eventually led him to this current award winning creation, Janet that has now earned him the title of “5 Time Rat’s Hole bike Show Winner”
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july/august 2012 TechSpecs
transmission: HD 6 Speed
Manufacturer: Harley Davidson
exhaust: Samsom Long Cholos
Model: Softail Deluxe
front suspension: HD With Progresive Lowering Kit
Build time: 3 Long Months Engine Type: HD 96 power: Not a Lot Power Needed For This Ride Made For Cruising Slow And Low
front wheel: Land Mark 21 Stainless Diamond Back front brake: Chrome HD rear suspension: Chrome HD
torque: Enough to Get You Going
rear wheel: Land Mark 16 Stainless Diamond Back rear brake: Chrome HD fuel tank capacity: NA seat custom: La Pera (Not Shown) handlebars: Carllinis mirrors: Battistinni Grips: Battistinni Paint: Varigaded Size Gold Flake With Shreeded Glass
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ur forefathers are rolling over in their graves right now with all the ridiculous laws bleeding heart liberals are concocting in an attempt to stop gun violence! First off, let me start by saying, the only way to reduce gun violence is to create strict laws for criminals not with additional gun laws for noncriminals. Criminals do not, I REPEAT DO NOT buy guns by legal means! So, making it harder for law abiding citizens to purchase guns only makes it harder for law abiding citizens to protect themselves from criminals. For example look at Mexico, guns are illegal! Now look at the death rate related to guns in that country! It makes our rates look minuet. In a world where law abiding citizens are not permitted to own firearms only the criminal non-law abiding citizens will have firearms. This is simple common sense! Secondly, any time a government does not permit its citizens to have firearms it keeps the citizens from protecting themselves from the tyranny of the government. A government should never be afraid of their citizens possessing firearms unless they are doing something wrong. I own several guns and have never even thought of using them for harm or illegal purposes. Of course that’s just me. Taking our rights is a violation of our rights under the Constitution of the United Stated of America. United We Stand, Divided We Fall!
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t’s a time to hug and a time to kiss – well, with us that’s ALL the time, judging from the get togethers of the past and of late. Hugging and kissing is tradition. And a very nice one, I might add. I love traditions. Nice ones. January 1st, rain or shine, hangover or not, I ride.All day. This year I went with the two NMHI family being vertical and able to see straight aside from me - Robin and Craig. Rode to Café 27 under blue skies and blazing sunshine in perfect winter weather 70s , and then North towards the lake for lunch at Roland Martin’s. Lovely ride , the very best company and an always great place. Thanks for the memories, ’twas maaaahvelous. Early January is when everyone flocks to the States’ clubhouse in Pompano for the Annual Blessing of the bikes. Vests, colors being blessed along with all our Brothers, Sisters & Independents on a January Sunday. Starting the year off right ~ ! One of the largest crowds for this beautiful event. Hats off to States MC for another great party!!Just as I thought there couldn’t be any more room for even more bikes, it turns out, there is. All neighbors along the quiet little street in the quaint neighborhood graciously offer their front yards to hundreds of bikes lining both side of it all the way, like a string of shiny, sparkly diamonds. Speaks volumes for the States MC. Thanks for that tradition and your hospitality, guys. What a magnificent day. Went to and brought along fresh baguette and butter in my bags for breakfast at Mickey’s for Dave’s “Wake-Up Service”, everyone brought something, the greatest buffet, always the greatest people..then got the bikes blessed at the States , hugged n kissed all that are dear, all the way into a great afternoon... then back to Mickey’s - thanks, everyone. You make life a joy. “These bike riders are not the daredevil, death-defying citizens that they appear to be. They are quiet, unassuming men, who go to extremes of care & safety...Motorcyclists eat and sleep and talk like other folks, but at times they can’t help feeling that they haven’t as long to live as the ordinary man. And they
are right! They are a fearless lot, brave enough to live their lives on their sleeves, and have nerves as unimpressionable as flint.” -New York Times, 1913(!!) The USMV MC Chapter 2 *Deuces Wild*,some of my favorite people , finally have their Clubhouse ready- and every Friday Night is open House. They’re on 350 SW 4th Ct Davie, Florida - go visit! Contribute to the beer fund, stay a spell, enjoy really good
company and a delicious buffet. Support your local USMV MC ! Always a most enjoyable time.This month has a lot going on- just a few here:the Annual AOA Valentine’s Day party on the 10th, States MC Lake Worth Annual on the 17th. Wheels of Man’s 40th Annual on the 23rd , and the Keltic MCs Broward Annual on the 24th- of course, every Sunday morning get together for Dave at Mickey’s. We lost two very dear friends in January . David Zweig from North Miami, To all those who knew him, Dave was a loveable friendly guy who was always happy and eager and first in line to help everyone whenever he could. A big friendly bear. His love for his friends was unmatched! He was truly one of a kind. And my darling friend of many, many years, Candy Grasso, Chickenfoot’s old lady , what a gem, what a beautiful girl, what a loss. The heavens opened every time she smiled, we will miss you so very much. We say thank you for being part of our lives. Candy’s old man, husband, other half of so many years, Chickenfoot Charlie, asked me to let everyone know how incredibly, unspeakably touched and grateful he is for the show of love and affection for her. Rest in peace my very dear friends. Their memorials, the amount of people (Continued on page 49)
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ost anyone who lives in the South Florida area has been to the Hard Rock, It’s kind of a staple here. At one time or another you will find yourself here with friends or on a date or because you can’t sleep or just feel lucky whether its gambling or just looking to meet someone new. The Hard Rock here in Hollywood, Florida has something for everyone. If you need high end jeans at $300 a pair or a pretzel at $3.50 it’s here. The best concerts every week, comedy shows at the Comedy Club or Gambling. Its all in one convenient location. Even a top notch hotel for those nights you had way too much fun at the Clubs that are open till 6 am. Tonight we ended up at a concert and after it was over decided that something needed to be done about my dates growling belly, my belly always growls. We walked out, looked around and walked straight ahead into Martorano’s since it wasn’t busy. Now I have met the owner (Steven Martorano) a few times on different occasions and have heard mixed reviews about his food, But tonight we decided to judge for ourselves what has made his food worth spending a nice portion of your paycheck for a meal. The second you walk up to the door at this fine gastric establishment you are greeted by well dressed employees eager to welcome you and open the door for you, then when you walk inside you are greeted again by a host that will escort you to your table where you will be waited on by an enthusiastic waiter (Ryan) that will make sure you are fully satisfied with your experience. I must say I was was very pleased with the attentiveness of the staff in this Restaurant/Nightclub. From the moment you walk in there is a DJ spinning music at a volume level that is between too loud and turn it up. The volume level was just perfect for you to feel the vibe without having to shout at the table while talking. We started off with 2 Raspberry Martini’s and then from the Mozzerella Bar we had homemade “Hot Mozzarella” drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with Sea Salt. This appetizer was TO DIE FOR!! We also had his Famous “Meatball” which comes with one giant meatball and a dollop of ricotta cheese, salad and roasted green peppers. All I can say is this is how a meatball should taste, not tough and very light with just the right seasoning, each bite gets a smear of ricotta, sauce and a piece of the roasted green pepper. “Superb”. So far so good If you have a Restaurant or a bar you would like to share with us, your BIKER/FOODIE family. Please send your recommendations to
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in the appetizer area so we continued to stick with what was working. Next we ordered the “Eggplant Stack”, 3 thick cut slices of perfectly fried purple perfection with fresh mozzerella and firm thick sliced tomato separating each slice and topped with Arugula and drizzled with a balsamic reduction. Now we are in heaven. It gets better, next we ordered the “Fried Calamari” which was a bit different than at just any Italian eatery. They make it 2 different ways, one with a Bibzy sauce and one with sweet and hot peppers, we went with the Bibzy sauce and a great choice and extremely highly recommended. They also make this sauce with shrimp which will be the next visit. We also ordered the “Mac N’ Cheese” which is done with 5 different cheeses with sweet green peas and is baked to perfection and sprinkled with crushed Cheese Doodles. Who’dathunkit? Is that a word? We then followed this up with a a great cup of Cappuccino. I don’t know about everyone else, but when I get a Cappuccino at most restaurants it never comes out hot enough. This one was perfect in every aspect a Cappuccino should be. 2 Drinks, 5 Appetizers and 2 cups of Java. We never made it to the main menu but you can bet your ass we will be back as soon as next week to give it a shot. All I can say is everything is done right and the service is outstanding and the atmosphere is Viral. Now I know why people rave about Martorano’s, You are treated like a star from the minute you walk up to the door. Money well spent and my hat is off to Steven Martorano for going above and beyond your average Italian Experience. “You get what you pay for in this life my friends”
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Scene Around bikes & beauties
Bikes & Beauties Magazine Spent the entire month basking in the beautiful South Florida sunshine while the rest of the USA was covered in ice and snow! Sorry y’all! We’re not trying to rub it in, we live in the subtropical climate for a reason….TO RIDE! Ride WE DID! We kicked off the monthly goodness at the Witte Cycle Anniversary Party in Miami, Florida. See our coverage on Page 41. Just about any given Thursday, we take a ride down to the Wynwood Art District in Miami, just south of downtown for the coolest vintage motorcycle bike night at Wood Tavern. You can see what the buzz is all about on Page 39. For nearly a decade there has been one biker favorite in all of South Florida, the one place that everyone rides to no matter your level of experience, background or ethnicity. A demographic melting pot if you will, located just far enough out of the way the you won’t have to dodge any hellacious traffic to get to. Café 27 the oasis on the edge of civilization, check out what’s happening on Page 42. This month was had the great pleasure of attending the 7th Annual Dania Beach Vintage Bike Show presented by the hardest promoter we know, the beautiful Ms. Claire Frost. See all you missed on Page 44.
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slice of life
Rick Case Honda Davie, Florida
he first Legends Rally event of 2013 started at Rick Case Honda in Davie, Florida. Riders were required to attend a riders meeting starting at 3:00 PM on January 18th at the dealership. Legends Rally President, Jimmy Huffman, and Ryan Case of Rick Case Honda welcomed the riders and began the registration process. Sixteen (16) riders had registered to compete. One of the top competitors, Frank Kelly (#175) out of South Carolina had just arrived in town when he received news from back home that his mobile food truck had been involved in a crash. Frank had just started his own business and had to turn around and head home to take care of his livelihood. Frank leaving reduced the field of riders to 15. Rick Case had arranged a catered meal from Carrabas for the riders meeting. Jimmy Huffman laid out the rules and guidelines for the event and discussed some of the major points of interest for the event. Maps would be received on Saturday, January 19 at 8:00 AM and the event would start at 9:00 AM. This gave riders one hour to get the maps to their navigators and figure out which rout they would take to begin the event. There were 25 points of interest on the map from Key West to Panhandle. Once I sent my map to my navigator and fiancé,’ Angela Bauldree, she started plotting the best course of travel which would allow us to accumulate the most points in the 28 hour period. We knew Key West was out because it would take at least six hours to get to Key West and back. So we decided to go to South Beach for our first point of interest at 10th and Ocean Drive worth 1500 points We decided to go up the east coast because there were over 10,000 points to obtain from Miami to St. Augustine, so I started up I-95 to Melbourne and my second POI Ponce de Leon Landing (Historic Marker) worth 1000 points. My friend Charlie Kane and his wife Lynette assisted me in getting into Melbourne on the quickest route possible and finding the exact point of the landmark marker. We continued on A1A and US 1 north to Cocoa Beach to the “I Dream” marker worth another 1000 points. Next would be St. Augustine and four points on interest. I jumped back
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The Fountain of Youth on I-95 north to make up time, Angela had advised me that we where an hour behind schedule. On my way to St. Augustine, I called another friend from the area for Castillo de San Marcos assistance. Juan National Monument Cardona “The Most Interesting Man in The World” advised me to take exit 311 off of I-95 which would take me directly into the first point in St. Augustine, the Haunted Lighthouse. I had to leave Black Beauty in the parking lot purchase a ticket for entry and climb the 250 steps to the top of the light house for a head shot from the top worth 3500 points. Angela stayed with me on the phone as I rode into downtown St. Augustine and my second point at Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. Again, I had to leave the Black Beauty and run into the fort and take a head shot with cannon. There were cannons everywhere, so I asked the park ranger were the closest cannon was and he pointed to the south wall were a line of howitzer cannons were The Great Cross (Continued on page 47)
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For quite some time there has been an uprising if you will, in the Vintage Motorcycle Scene in South Florida. A cross cultural mix of hipsters, rockers, artists, builders, bikers, coasties, photo-junkies and newbee’s all mounting their steel horses, forgetting their background and riding for the simple love of the road. One of our favorite places to cruise on vintage night is Wood Tavern. A self proclaimed “Bar’s Bar” located in the heart of the Wynwood Art District of Miami. Wood is an eclectic congregation of art, music, and motorcycles with nostalgic flare. Next Thursday, mount your horse and take a ride to 2531 NS 2nd Avenue, Wynwood, FL 33127. Vintage Parking up front, all others across the street. First drink free after 10:00 pm & great food served out of a car in the back! A great place to ride, a cool place to chill and a fantastic mix of vintage motorcycles! Come on by!
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There are plenty of motorcycle shops in South Florida but, very few are owned and operated by women. Nearly four years ago we had the great pleasure of meeting Christine Witte. At the time she was operating with a partner at another area bike shop. Two years ago she made the decision to part ways and head out on her own, do things her way and take her brand into the next chapter. On Sunday, January 20, 2013, we mounted the steel horse and rode over to Witte Cycle located at 12100 SW 117 Ct, Miami to celebrate their ALMOST third Anniversary... Since it’s too hot in April! We rolled in to find DJ Bert rocking the house, free raffles and give-a-ways, plenty of free beer and lots of burgers provided by the Silver Mohawk crew. The entire parking lot was filled with great friends and good times! Take a ride down and see what these girls are all about! Happy Anniversary Ladies! We wish you the best of luck!
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> café 27 <
If you live in South Florida and own a motorcycle you would have to have been in a coma for the past decade to not know about Café 27. For everyone else, this is one must stop location while rambling our overly congested South Florida roadways. Located in Weston , FL just on the edge of the Everglades is an oasis know to the locals as, “the Truck Stop” A Tiki Hut hacienda on the edge of civilization catering to bikers, clubbers and motorcycle enthusiast from all walks of life. Any given Saturday, Sunday or Thursday night, Bikers from our tri-county area make it a point to bring their ride to this little slice of moto-paradise. Featuring live musical entertainment, sexy go-go dancers, bikini models, a horse shoe pit and more bike parking than anyone place will ever need all tucked in the middle of nowhere just off Highway 27 in Broward County. No need to worry, their friendly staff will make you feel right at home. Café 27 is a great place to meet up, mingle, chow down or tie one on! So the next time you need to mount your chariot and ride, take your scoot to 4690 U.S. 27 Weston, FL 33332 you’ll be happy you did!
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> dania beach vintage bike show < For the 7th year in a row, pint sized powerhouse Claire Frost has brought South Florida an event like no other. On Saturday, January 27, 2013 Frost Park in beautiful Dania Beach, Florida was transformed into a vintage motorcycle enthusiast dream at the Dania Beach Vintage Bike Show. Underneath a blanket of blue skies and glistening sunshine over 200 antique bikes were judged under the trees at the picturesque park located just east of US 1 next to Dania Jai Alai. We rolled into to find a completely packed venue with motorcycles as far as the eye could see and more cars than any bike event we have been to in the past two years. A true family event with lots of goodies; vendors, a swap meet, fantastic culinary fare and plenty of other features to keep you entertained all day long. With a little something for everyone from Harley Skill Team Demonstrations, Roller Derby Girls, Skateboard demos and our favorite the motorcycle field games! We wandered the park for hours and still managed to miss a few great features. The one highlight of the day was legendary musician Billy Joel riding in on his motorcycle descending on the stage to join in with a local favorites, The Whipping Post. At first glance I don’t believe most people realized her was there but, after a few tunes the crowd grew and it was damn near impossible to get close enough to see the legend rocking the keyboard. All the proceeds from this great event go to Stray Aide & Rescue. Truly a great day at the park and we owe it all to one wonderful lady, Claire Frost!
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> dania beach vintage bike show <
Bike Show Winners: Bob/Chop 1st Paul Dusey 47 HD Knucklehead 2nd Bob Campbell 38 Ford Flathead MC Scooter 1st Kent Koelz 47 Cushman Pacemaker 2nd Kent Koelz 58 Cushman Eagle Most Unique Vicki Smith 50 Imme R100 Café Racer 1st Richard Nixon 67 Triton 2nd Royce Eaton 75 Ducati Alchemy Rat 1st Laura Baccari 78 Yamaha XS400 Best Display Herb Doan 55 Royal Enfield woodsman Long Distance Fred Kolman Ottawa Canada Youngest Jose Perez (17) 46 HD Flathead Oldest Bike Edward Meekin 1908 Indian boardtracker 2nd Oldest Noel Pauwells 1922 Gillet 350 Japanese Honda 74 – 1st Mark Adams 72 CB750 KZ 2nd Robert Brandner 69 250 mini trail Honda 75+ 1st Obis Brea 75 Elsinore MT250K1 2nd Chuck&Mari Hogan 75 GL1000 Yamaha 1st William Boyce 59 YA3 2nd Mike Ennis 73 RT 360 Kawasaki 1st Richard Conte 72 HZ750 2nd Mike Ennis 72 HZ750 Other 1st Mark Adams 71 Suzuki T125 stinger www.BikesBeauties.com
European Moto Guzzi 1st Robert Scharf 67 V700 2nd James Ferretti 71 Falcon 500 BMW 1st Dale Noland 51 R 2nd Rodigo ReyDel Castillo 71 R60/5 Ducati 1st Andres Behrens 66 Scrambler Other 1st Vicky Smith 50 Imme R100 Other 2nd Chet Litwin 62 Benelli 450SS Other 2nd Brian Kent 57 Zundapp supersabre Most orginal Pavel Karasek 58 Jawa Kyvacka Best Modified Charles H. 71Moto Guzzi ambassador Most original Robert Brandner 72 Honda CB100 Best modified Andres Behner 64 Honda CB77 American Indian 1st Mark Tortora 45 Chief Police 2nd Russel Zern 40 Chief Harley 62- 1st John Littriello 45 EL 2nd Doc Schweinler 36 VLD 3rd Juan Bonetto 37 1200 Harley 63+ 1st William Squillace 71 Superglide 2nd Robert Sinclair 69 Sportster 3rd Bruce Redpath 69 FLH Other 1st Ken Porter 27 Henderson Deluxe 1st (tie) Doc Schweinler 25 Henderson Excelsior Most orginal George Tsunis 58 HD FLH Best modified Robert Sinclair 70 HD XR750
English Norton 1st Bill Tracy 69 Ranger 750 2nd Kevin Allan 47 Norton 16H Triumph 69-1st Ron Edery 69 T100c Trophy 2nd Bill Ivins Firebird 3rd Metalflake Herb 67 TR6R Triumph 70+1st Mark Brombley 73 X75 2nd Dave Beringer 70 Bonneville 3rd John Burgess 70 Tiger 650 Other 1st Fred Kolman 56 Ariel Square Four 2nd Dave Wright 67 BSA Lightning Most Orginal Tom Rhodes 47 AJS 18 Best Modified Scott Budd 64 Norton Atlas Weather Master Ike Mizrachi Matchless G15CS Grand Marshal Jack Wells 12 Aberdeen King Dick Best in Show Dave Clemons 30 Henderson KA Field Games Sir Lancelot Eric L. Hula Hoops Kevin A. Tennis Ball Don S. Slow Race 1st Buck G. Slow Race 2nd Gary M.
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displayed. I took a quick head shot worth 2000 and back to the bike I went. The next stop was the Great Cross worth 1500 points with a head shot at the base of the cross and another hike off the bike. The next stop was the Fountain of Youth worth 1000 points. St. Augustine had brought my point total to 11,500. I had another stop in Jacksonville worth 1000 which was obtained quickly enough to allow me to get on I-10 west for a straight shot to Marianna by nightfall. The rest of my journey led me across the finish line with minutes separating the top three competitors. American Legion awards ceremony held at Rick Case Honda on Sunday, January 20 the following riders were recognized. Third Place and $337.00: Jeff Kohn (#13) riding a 2012 Honda Gold Wing sponsored by Rick Case Honda. Second Place and $1012.00: Kelsey Dowell (#665) out of Tennessee. First Place and $2025.00: Shaun VanBeber (#600) riding Black Beauty 2009 Harley-Davidson FLHTP and sponsored by Peterson’s Harley-Davidson of Miami.
Lining up for the start
mechanical update Mechanic Mike Cloudas – Peterson’s Harley Davidson Mike has been working on Black Beauty since the beginning of October making sure everything was completely rebuilt or replaced for the new riding season. The night before the event started I realized that my upper set of Motolights were not working. I called Mike at 9:00 PM on Friday and asked him what to do. He told me nothing, I will be right there. Mike came to my house and found the problem. I had inadvertently disconnected the ground wire to the lights while connecting my seated seat. Mike was happy that it was such an easy fix and wished my luck on the Legends Rally. I t’s good to know I have a mechanic like Mike to look after Black Beauty. I would also like to thank Peterson’s HarleyDavidson for taking care of all the parts that keep Black Beauty running in top form, I could not do this without Peterson’s generous sponsorship.
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Fourteenth leg: June 16 I make it through Canada. The traffic floats on good even through Quebec (It’s a nice city but they seem to only like to speak French). I take the small bridge back over to the U.S. and hit Madawaska, Maine, the fourth corner. I’m 14 days, 127 hours and roughly 8,602 miles in the saddle. Trip mileage: 605 To Cape Cod: June 17 The Four Corners done, now comes the trip home with a stop over to visit family and friends in Cape Cod, Mass. There are nice roads, very much like Sweden — big trees and many lakes. I stop to fuel up at a small store/gas place (they take only cash) and the cashier is from Smaland and speaks fluent Swedish. He has been over here for 21 years due to marriage. I go through downtown Boston (not recommended as the drivers show no respect for motorcycle drivers at all, it is the first time that I had a couple of close calls on this trip.) I make it to Cape Cod (Harwich Port, Mass). Trip mileage: 559 Homebound: July 11 I start my return trip from Cape Cod after a nice time with family and friends. I drive to Providence, Rhode Island; Groton, N.J.; and New York, N.Y., there is a traffic jam there. Then I continue on to Baltimore, Md.; and West Point, Va. I stop at the Doswell Truck Stop. Trip mileage: 587 Homebound: July 12 I start off from West Point, Va. It’s a day where everything that can happen, happens. I drive Skyline Drive/ Shenandoah Park. It is absolutely stunning. I see black bear, deer, elk and raccoons, etc. But the most dangerous creatures are drivers in steel cages not paying attention to the road and not stopping at stop signs. I am forced off the road twice. It is not a good experience when the roads have no guard rails and there’s a drop off of thousands of feet over the mountainside. The Blue Ridge Parkway is good until the last 80 miles, when rain and dense fog reduces visibility to 20-30 feet. Then when it gets dark, water rushes over the road, flushing out
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grass clippings. I have to drop my bike once in the end of the Tail of the Dragon, which has 318 curves in 11 miles. At a very slow speed, my front wheel hits a bundle of grass clippings and just comes out from under me. There is no real damage since I had mounted crash bars but in order to lift up the bike, I have to remove 165 pounds of bags in the dark/rain/fog and it takes me some time. But being a Viking by birth, absolutely nothing is impossible. I get all the bags back on the bike and ride the last miles of this day to arrive at a hotel in Asheville, N.C. at 10:30 p.m. My phone is dead, my sim card having come loose, possibly when I had my light drop. Trip mileage: 1,040 Homebound: July 13 It is raining around 11:30 a.m. when I get to Otto, N.C., where my friend Lenny has a place. He left that same morning. There is really bad weather with many delays due to accidents, one with a truck hitting a power line pole causing live wires to be on the road. I am told that it will take half an hour to clear but it takes one hour and 45 minutes. Atlanta has stop-and-go traffic for at least three hours. I finally hit the Florida border at Valdosta/Lake City. I stop and got a room at America’s Best Value Inn. Trip mileage: 330 End of trip: July 14, 2012 I drive 441 to U.S. 27 and have to stop at South Bay to wait out some bad weather (thunderstorm). I arrive home one minute after my predicted time of 3 p.m. Trip mileage: 330 Conclusion/epilogue The trip was exactly as I had foreseen and I strongly recommend it to anybody who’s able. The people I met and the scenery I took in was amazing and will make a long-lasting imprint in my mind. A total of 18 driving days with 11,180 miles of pure adventurous riding. Some facts: Gas prices varied from $3.29 to $4.45 per gallon and totaled to $1,474 (I’m not a slow driver). Hotel/motel cost from $38 to $75 a night but camping is always an option. In fact, I had camping supplies with me but since I ended up traveling alone that idea was canceled for safety’s sake. My selection of the Suzuki DL 1000 was a very good choice. The bike performed perfectly during all different road conditions and weather/altitude changes. The Honda I first considered came out the end of July, and I figured out that it would have cost me the same amount of money fully equipped as the bigger and stronger Suzuki V-Strom. My Norwegian friend is asking me when I will go again so he can experience the absolutely wonderful trip that he missed. Keep on riding. There are many more trips to be enjoyed.
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coming and caring from all over, showed , we ARE family and come together in times of need. Let’s keep them not only in our hearts, but their loved ones on our minds in this very difficult time. Call, visit, bring some food, drink, whatever you can, especially now. Booger’s 14th Annual memorial will be February 3rd this year. Bring a dish . We will have an NMHI picnic on March 10th. Like we used to. Get ready. We will have food, Unruly games and more fun than should be allowed by law. To begin the festival, members of the Luperci, an order of Old Roman priests, will gather at a sacred cave where the infants Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome, are believed to have been cared for by a she-wolf or lupa. The priests will sacrifice a goat, for fertility, and a dog, for purification. They will then strip the goat’s hide into strips, dip them into the sacrificial blood and take to the streets, gently slapping both women and crop fields with the goat hide. Far from being fearful, biker women welcome the touch of the hides because it is believed to make them more fertile in the coming year. Later in the day, according to legend, all the young women in the city will place their names in a big urn. The city’s bachelors will each choose a name and become paired for the year with his chosen woman. These matches often ended in marriage. Naaaah. Just kidding. Maybe not . Look for the flyers and more details of the ‘event’ on FB . (No animals will be harmed (or involved) at any time, were not in Old Rome- this just for those who don’t see the ‘sarcasm” or ‘humor’ signs I’m holding – hej, it HAS happened before. They walk and ride among us). After weeks, what am I saying, after MONTHS of anticipation - First time riding (RIDING) the HubHog ... DAMN.. DOUBLEDAMN...not just STARTING IT...RIDING IT....new experience with every new/unknown bike.... it’s a monster..shifting is different..braking is different... downshifting is different ...crap... the feel...curves are different .. the sound... straight pipes – have I ever mentioned that I LOVE straightpipes...holy mackerel ... I have a ‘shit eatin’ grin”...scared a couple of people off their busbenches... hahahahhahahaaa! Life is grand!!!! I’m HAPPY !! So, I get to the shop and Charles gives me this wide smile “ Are you gonna ride it or what” he says. In all these years I’ve never heard him ask a stupid question. So, I back it out
uli the unruly while he watches me, arms locked, looking a little like Dave the night I took his bike for a spin, with a mix of curiosity, anticipation and a wee bit of worry. I anticipated it would be a tank to move -SURPRISE! It is astonishingly easy to handle, despite its enormous weight – and, in 89 Harley didn’t really put girls handling big twins into the equation like they do now. Just starting it is beyond description. I believe I have mentioned before that I just LOVE straight pipes, yes? It smoothly slips into first – no clacking here, not even a click -and off I roared- bliss! Everybody on 70th St took cover when we came growling down, took the corner, scaring people off their busbench – so sorry, I just LOVE that - and the punishment was instant, in the form of bucking, coughing , spitting,sputtering and - quitting. Why? First, he, Charles the Great, only had 2 drops of gas left in the huge tank ( typical- practical joker), so I ended up walking it, a blond 5’1” chick –picture this – walking a Big Twin in the middle of the night, in the middle of Little Haiti (!!!!) . Oh, the humanity. Then Howard came galloping by, out of the blue ( he had heard us- a big “HA” for straightpipes!) and rescued with gas...then, of course ,from sitting so long, it took a bit of ‘coaxing’ ...I rode it about 4 more times around the block, scaring those on bus benches half to death when I came roaring around the corner...it handles beautifully, shifts like a dream and takes off like a bat out of hell...AND it has straight pipes...Have I ever mentioned I LOVE straight pipes? Needless to say, I couldn’t be happier. Somebody asked me last time ‘What’s a HUB Hog?” – so, as any of the old, the ‘real’ NMHI will tell you: “HUB used to be a place, back in Mythology days, where the world was still OK, Bikers were Bikers ( with very few exceptions), nobody wore white sneakers or baggy pants, nobody had $20+k designer bikes but customs with ingenuity, jap bikes hung in trees, no drama,no yuppies (‘cept for Yuppie Ron), just beer, bbqs and brotherhood. This one used to belong to the owner of the HUB . Hence “ HUBhog” . So, pardon me, while I polish ( yup POLISH…ME) that sleeping beauty “with bated breath and whispering humbleness”.. Love, hug n kiss the one you’re with… and, to all of our fallen brothers and sisters up or down there-Watch over us, guys..we need it.. until we are all together again. See you in the wind, be careful out there, y’hear? And watch your drinks, I’m not kidding about that. Ride, Mutha, Ride ! Don’t forget the peanuts and a towel. And friggin ride it like you stole it!
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Tech with joel mercado
Cool Gadgets you may not know about
There are many important skills required to be successful in the motorcycle service industry. For example: the ability to explain complicated processes, accurate documentation of customer concerns and obviously the ability to sell parts and services. What often gets overlooked, unfortunately, is the responsibility of the person providing your service to keep you informed of the latest and greatest products available for your pride and joy.
had a customer recently who was floored by a product I recommended that had been available since 2001. All too often a service provider will ASSUME that you don’t want certain things, or maybe feel they are being too pushy in offering too many things to purchase at one time. I’m not implying you should be badgered to death with every item in the catalog, but when the new items come out, every effort should be made to keep you in the loop. The 12 year old item that completely AMAZED my customer you may be asking? Harley-Davidson’s remote control garage door opener. Part number 91558-01A has been out forever and people still have no idea it exists. For those of you that keep you bike in a garage with a remote opener this could be a godsend. Using the Hi/Lo switch for your headlight you can just flash your garage door and have it open wide and ride right in. My customer’s garage is inclined so steeply that is was a huge pain every time he came home from a ride and had to stop with the bike in gear, shut it off and then pull out his remote, then restart and ride in. This customer owned 4 motorcycles and said he would have installed one on each before they even left the dealership if someone told him they existed. With that being said, let’s hip you to some pretty neat stuff. With the increased need to charge items like laptops,
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MP3 players and cell phones, Touring motorcycles were the only bikes properly equipped to do so on the road. Not anymore. Part number 69200091 is designed to attach a 12v power source to the inside of any saddlebag (hard or soft) and tourpak. With a little creativity you can also mount it to bike that don’t have any bags at all. “But I have to use a USB style charger” awesome. Harley has part number 69200441 to adapt the standard 12v outlet to accept USB style chargers. For my riders with auxiliary/ passing lamps that hate the fact that they go out whenever you turn on you high beam, Harley’s got you covered too. Part number 69200441 is a simple, plug and play harness that lets you turn your lamps on or off in both high and low beam settings. And finally, for my lazy bones riders that have a battery tender but always somehow forget to plug them in there’s part number 66000005. It’s a battery tender charging harness with a bright LED that lights up whenever the voltage drops below a certain level. Now next time you won’t find out the battery is undercharged by trying to start it. Part of doing my job is making sure you know as much as possible about what is available for your ride. Mission accomplished! (for now) See you next month for my CONSPIRACY THEORIES! Ride Safe!
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How to Protect Yourself
on the Road
here are two kinds of bikers: those who have crashed and those who will crash. I understand motorcycle crashes because I have been in a few of them myself. This article, excerpted from my upcoming book “The Florida Motorcycle Bible,” identifies safety precautions you can take to protect yourself from unnecessary risk while riding. Intersections: Intersections pose one of the highest risk areas you will encounter. Multiple lanes coming together, left turns, right turns, cross walks, vehicles changing lanes at the last moment, and the slow speed of your motorcycle all affect safety conditions. Awareness is your best offense and defense at intersections. Position yourself to be seen by others and to allow yourself to see around what is in front of you. Try to make eye contact with cars turning left in front of you, and avoid speeding through a left turn. Many busy intersections have an accumulation of dirt and crash debris in the center that you will want to avoid. Narrow Two-Lane Roads: We all enjoy the country roads for riding, particularly long stretches where we do not encounter another vehicle for miles at a time. But what happens when we do have opposite direction traffic? You must protect yourself from the on-coming driver possibly drifting into your lane. Unless you are participating in a group ride, consider moving over to the right side of the lane when passing opposite direction traffic. This is especially important with an approaching semi-truck. The amount of wind they throw off can be shocking. Opposite direction traffic will also throw up road debris. Small rocks or sand is a nuisance, but larger material like a piece of truck tire coming your way can be disastrous. In-Town Driving: Neighborhoods have the possibility of children darting out between cars, dogs attracted to you by the noise of your engine, blind alleys or driveways, and doors suddenly opening. Be alert and aware of signs warning you of children at play and other safety factors. Riding in the Rain: When riding in the rain, just slow down. Remember that visibility will be reduced. This applies to you and the other vehicles on the road. Rain-slicked streets are most dangerous within the first 30 minutes. Surface oils from the road will come to the surface, reducing traction. Cornering will be greatly affected during rainy conditions. It is best to find a sheltered location and wait the shower out if possible. Always pay attention to the tread-life remaining on your tires. Minimal tread will result in poor traction when the road is wet.
Brad Winston www.BikesBeauties.com
Other Safety Considerations
Drink responsibly when you are riding your motorcycle. Also determine how much risk you are willing to accept in regard to safety gear, including a helmet, long pants, over-the-ankle shoes, and a leather jacket. Call me for a free safety information kit you can keep stored on your bike. I know how motorcycle accidents can happen. Even if the rider could have been going slower, or did something that makes him feel partly at fault, frequently someone else, or the bike itself, has contributed to the accident. If you have any questions about biker safety or a motorcycle accident, give me a call.
About the Author:
Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney Bradley Winston is board certified in civil trial and is rated AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 by MartindaleHubbell. Mr. Winston is also recognized by Super Lawyers for his personal injury work in the areas of plaintiff representation, defective products, and medical malpractice for the years 2006-2011. He can be reached at www.WinstonLaw.com or 954-475-9666.
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words of wisdom Valentines Day Words of Wisdom - It’s better to be single and wish you were married …..Than to be married and wish you were single . . . –”Without love in the dream, it will never come true.” –Grateful Dead –”You shouldn’t listen to a woman who’s just had her heart broken. We tend to lie.” –Bree Van De Kamp, “Desperate Housewives” –”When you are in love with someone you want to be near him all the time, except what you are out buying things and charging them to him.” –Miss Piggy –”I’ll be the moon when the sun goes down /Just to let you know that I’m still around. /That’s how strong my love is /Oh that’s how strong my love is.” –Otis Redding –”I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.” –Woody Allen Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine, love, thou art every day my Valentine! ~Thomas Hood When love is not madness, it is not love. ~Pedro Calderon de la Barca Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love. ~Albert Einstein I don’t understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine’s Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon. ~Author Unknown
hA ha HA ha Tit for Tat
An old biker rumbles up to a convenience store at about 2:30 in the morning. He walks by the cashier bitching to himself about getting woke up and having to pick up tampons at this god forsaken hour. The old biker disappears down the center aisle and reappears a few minutes later carrying a bag of cotton balls and a roll of string. The cashier having heard his grumbling starts to ring him up and says, “I know it’s none of my business, but I overheard you talking about tampons when you came in, they are about half way down isle 2 if you missed them.” The old biker stares at him a moment and replies, “Well, last week I sent my ol’ lady out for some smokes and she came back with ziz zags and tobacco, by God, that fucking bitch can roll her own too.”
Little Old Biker Babe
A little old lady wanted to join a biker club. She knocked on the door of a local biker club and a big, hairy, bearded biker with tats all over his arms answered the door. She looked at him and said “I want to join your biker club.” The biker laughed a bit and told her that she needed to meet certain requirements before she could even be considered. So, the biker continued, “You have a bike?” The little old lady says “Yea, that’s my Harley” and points to a 65’ Sportster parked in the drive. The biker nods and asks “Do you smoke?” The little old lady says “Yea, I smoke a couple of cigars while I’m shooting pool.” The biker, impressed, then asks “Well, have you ever been picked up by the Fuzz?” The little old lady says “No, I’ve never been picked up by my fuzz, but I have been swung around by my nipples a few times.
The Biker & the Hooker
A crusty ole biker walks into a bar to have a ice cold beer after a hot, dusty ride. Down at the end of the bar, he spies a mighty fine looking chick in a sailor suit. She heads his way, smiles and asks if he’s looking for a good time. Realizing she was hooker and since it had been quite some time since his last romp in the hay, he started up negotiations. After agreeing on a price, she escorts him to her bed room and they start going at it. After about 20 minutes of humpin & jumpin the ole biker looks her in the eyes and asks: “So babe, how am I doin’?” She replies: “You’re doin’ about 3 “knots”. “3 knots?.... What’s that mean?” replies the biker. She said: “You’re NOT hard, you’re NOT in and you’re NOT getting your money back!”
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you ought to know...
Exotic dancers brawl over $ 1, police say
1) More than 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are sold for Valentine’s Day each year.
Associated PressMon Jan 21, 2013 9:00 AM JUNEAU, Wis. — Two dancers at an exotic club in Juneau have been cited after they allegedly brawled over a dollar bill.
2) On average, men shell out $130 each on candy, cards, jewelry, flowers and dates. That’s more than double what women commit to spending.
A Post-Crescent of Appleton report says one of the women is pregnant. Dodge County deputies say they were called to Silk Exotic last week to break up a fight. They say it started when a customer tried to give a dollar to one of the dancers but the other dancer took it. The sheriff’s report says both women began to brawl. They tussled on the floor, punching, slapping and pulling each other’s hair. Other dancers and customers separated the two. Both women were cited for disorderly conduct.
Huntsville police: Robber demands money from Starbucks; cashier gives him a coffee instead By Paul Huggins
Huntsville police arrested a man whom officers report attempted to rob the Starbucks Coffee on Airport Road on Sunday morning. Police said Phillip Sawdey approached the cashier at the business and demanded “all the cash.” The cashier told Sawdey she was unable to open the cash drawer and then offered him a coffee instead. Sawdey took the coffee and left the store, the report shows, and officers found him walking in a nearby parking lot. Upon their investigation, they arrested Sawdey for robbery without incident.
Would-Be Car Thieves Gave Up, Because They Couldn’t Drive A Stick Shift Published: January 30, 2013
A Corvette owner said he was almost carjacked at gun point, but the would-be thieves ran away, because they couldn’t figure out how to drive his car.
3) About 8 billion candy hearts will be produced this year; that’s enough candy to stretch from Rome, Italy to Valentine, Arizona 20 times and back again. 4) About 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged in US each year. That’s the largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, next to Christmas. 5) Worldwide, over 50 million roses are given for Valentine’s Day each year. 6) Women purchase 85% of all valentines. 7) In order of popularity, Valentine’s Day cards are given to teachers, children, mothers, wives, sweethearts and pets. 8) 73% of people who buy flowers for Valentine’s Day are men, while only 27 percent are women. 9) Men buy most of the millions of boxes of candy and bouquets of flowers given on Valentine’s Day. 10) In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for one week. To wear your heart on your sleeve now means that it is easy for other people to know how you are feeling. 11) The Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare’s lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet every Valentine’s Day. 12) Richard Cadbury invented the first Valentines Day candy box in the late 1800s. 14) Alexander Graham Bell applied for his patent on the telephone, an “Improvement in Telegraphy”, on Valentine’s Day, 1876. 15) The oldest surviving love poem till date is written in a clay tablet from the times of the Sumerians around 3500 BC. 16) In Medieval times, girls ate unusual foods on St Valentine’s Day to make them dream of their future husband.
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