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M AG A Z I N E
SUMMER BIKE FEST
SOUTH FLORIDA TATTOO EXPO
ORLANDO SCENE AROUNDS
GRIDIRON BAR & GRILL
CUSTOM BIKES OF FORT LAUDERDALE - BUD BIKE - BLUE SUPER HUSTLER - LIZARD BIKE
Another hot romp in a parking lot packing a whole lot of punch!
If we hadn’t seen it for our own eyes we never would have believed it!!!!
Check out all of the cool spots we have been hitting up in O-Town.
See the L.A.M.A.S. out in full force at this 1st Anniversary celebration.
Bikes, Beauties, Boobs, Booties & even a few Sick Bastards.
Check out one of Kaotic Customs never been seen creations! www.bikesbeauties.com
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28 50 DEENA Not just your local bartender 52 SYLVIA Sweet mother of curves! Meow!
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54 CAROLINE Nature’s Beauty MAN OF THE MONTH 56 HOT Mr. Rough & Tumble riding and ready for all of our lovely lady reader’s
06 EVENTS 10 MS. MARLEY 11 SKIN CARE 40 CAPT. MIKE 40 YOU OUGHTA KNOW 41 EAT IT! 42 KC’S CORNER 43 ULI THE UNRULY 4 BIKES & BEAUTIES • SEPTEMBER 2010
44 CRAZY,BIZZARRE 45 BIMINI JIM 46 SPORTS WITH MARC 47 SERVICEW.STEVE-O 57 HA-HA-HA! 61 IN MEMORY OF... 62 THE CLASSIFIEDS www.bikesbeauties.com
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
September signifies the end to our summer of fun! That’s right folks! It’s officially over, the kids are back in school and everyone is back on a schedule! I think I just heard one Mother scream, “Halleluiah!” I will second that and I think I see a few others raising their hands!!! As much as I love the summer I am always glad to see September! For Bikes & Beauties Magazine September signifies the beginning of our season of charity and goodwill. Not to mention a whole lot of riding! This month is jam-packed with opportunities to get out and ride. Get plugged in to all of the bike action throughout the state in one of these ways. 1. Call us, 954-789-6986. 2. Fax 954-212-2609 3. Email us, BikesandBeauties@cs.com 4. Facebook 5. Our website, www.BikesBeauties.com 6. Myspace 7. Twitter and 8. Foursquare! Hell, we even post our events to www.MotorcycleMonster.com. So, we should be able to provide you with at least one way that works for you. Luckily, you can now get Bikes & Beauties emailed to you each month. See the information on this page. We have learned that our fans are having a hard time getting their hands on the latest issue so until sales catch up to popularity this is our best solution. I promise, as soon as we can we will increase our distribution and geographical coverage area! In addition, we still need to fill the following positions, Sales, Sponsors, Promotional Models, Bikini Models, Deliveries, Photo Editor, Graphic Designer, Telemarketers, Writers and even someone to follow me around on a daily basis and take notes, keep me straight and make sure we do not miss, forget or lose anything. The last one is totally not a joke! If you are interested in working with us, giving us money, making us money or helping us take it to the next level please send us an email at JobsBikesBeauties@gmail.com Until next time look for me at the Phil Peterson’s Poker Run to Key West! We will be down there riding, drinking, fishing and playing!! Stay Between the Ditches & Keep the Shiny Side Up!!!
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SEPTEMBER 2010 SUNDAY, SEPT. 5
JIM PERNO MEMORIAL RIDE TO BENEFIT MDA. 2160 Colonial
Blvd. Ft Myers FL. 239-699-4835 PernoRideforMDA@aol.com
FRIDAY, SEPT. 24 - SUNDAY, SEPT. 26
STATE MOOSERIDER FALL RALLY. Avon Park, FL. firstname.lastname@example.org. 863-452- 2200
LARRY PEGRAM FUNDRAISER EVENT. 8745 Gunn Hwy, Odessa, FL. 33556 813-926-9937 eurocyclesoftampabay.com SATURDAY, SEPT. 25 WEBSTER MONTHLY SWAP MEET BIKE & CAR SHOW. KICKING CANCERS BUTT POKER RUN. Chiefland, FL. Webster, FL. email@example.com P:352-793-9877 kickingcancersbutt.info. firstname.lastname@example.org 3RD ANNUAL FLAME CHASERS FUN RIDE. Jasper, FL. W.J. (Bill) Trinder. 386-792-2211 SATURDAY, SEPT. 11 4TH ANNUAL POKER RUN FOR THE AMERICAN CANCER SOLAKELAND BIKE NIGHT. 2010 Lakeland FL. 863-688-3333 CIETY - RELAY FOR LIFE. Ale House of Hunter’s Creek funbikecenter.com 13536 John Young Parkway, Orlando, FL. 9-11 REMEMBERANCE RIDE. Bradenton FL. 941-708-3381 HC_Relay_pokerrun@yahoo.com. Rick Sparveri 407-704-7478 911remembranceride.com SPACE COAST HD CAR & BIKE SHOW. Palm Bay, FL. RIDE TO PROVIDE. 8691 NE 90 Th St Bronson, FL. spacecoastharley.com. email@example.com. ridetoprovide.net , firstname.lastname@example.org 321-557-0672 Sean Mullins 352-316-3260 SPECIAL STRIDE RIDE. 2575 State Rd 16, St. Augustine, FL. MEMORIAL MOTORCYCLE RIDE. Doral FL. 605-594-6662 blueknight23.com. 904-669-0142 email@example.com CARPENTERS LOCAL 140 FUN RUN. Tampa FL PATRIOT DAY SURPRISE HAND POKER RUN. Q’s Sports Bar 727-946-5412, 813-985-5555 4030 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte FL. 941-626-5014 LAMA BRANDON - 2ND ANNIVERSARY. Tampa, FL. firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com. 813-495-8639 REMEMBERANCE RIDE & PIG ROAST. 3 Riverview FL. 813-810-5001 911remembrance.org. firstname.lastname@example.org FL LOCAL HEROES POKER RUN. Vero Beach FL. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 29 - SUNDAY, OCT. 3 John Cronenberg 772-774-9040 MISS THUNDER BEACH AND MS THUNDER BEACH. Panama JUST BOB MEMORIAL POKER RUN. Viera FL. 321-749-0499 City Beach, FL. thunderbeachproductions.com. Mutt 321.544.5793 or Ragu 321.537.8074 email@example.com. 888-396-1638 firstname.lastname@example.org PANAMA CITY BEACH MOTORCYCLE RALLY. 8800 Thomas Dr. MUSIC & MOTORCYCLES. 5224 7th St., Zephyrhills, FL. main- Panama City Bch, FL. www.pcbrally.com streetzephyrhills.org. Brenda Welcher P: 813-780-1414 facebook.com/pcbmrally
SUNDAY, SEPT. 12
THURSDAY, SEPT. 30
CRUISE FOR THE CURE. 1520 N. SR 427, Longwood, FL. Bobbie Delau or Jeff Green 407-802-8588, 407-625-4847 email@example.com.
2ND ANNUAL GIRLS NIGHT OUT. Fort Myers, FL. Register: www.blessingsinleeco.org. 239-275-4647
THURSDAY, SEPT. 16 - SUNDAY, SEPT. 19
SPOOKS & SCOOTS. 30 Annual Brooksville, FL. 813-626-0589 firstname.lastname@example.org HD OF PENSACOLA, INC. - FALL OPEN HOUSE. Pensacola, FL. pensacolaharley.com. email@example.com
SATURDAY, SEPT. 18
RUN TO THE HEARTLAND. Sebring, FL. hra-riders.com. firstname.lastname@example.org. 863-414-2851, 863-385-0135
KEY WEST POKER RUN. Miami FL. Register at either Harley Davidson’s: 17631 S Dixie Hwy, or 19400 NW 2nd Ave in Miami. www.petersonskeywestpokerrun.com www.petersonsharley.com SEMINOLE ELECTRIC CHARITY RIDE. East Palatka FL. 386-328-9255 email@example.com BIKE WITH THE KNIGHTS. Eustis, FL. 352-343-1046 firstname.lastname@example.org FRAGILE KIDS FOUNDATION BENEFIT. Newnan, FL. fragilekids.org. Jennifer Nolder 678-876-1093 BIKE NIGHT & POKER WALK. Wesley Chapel, FL. childrenscancercenter.org. 813-367-5437
SUNDAY, SEPT. 19
SWAP MEET & SHOW. 117 Yelvington Rd East Palatka, FL. floridaswapmeet.com. 352-505-8287 VENDORS $20 outside spaces 15x30 $15 inside spaces 10x10 MOTORCYCLE ROUND UP. Rodeo Grill. Labelle, FL. email@example.com. 239-246-3045 CRUISIN’ FOR THE CRITTERS. Sanford, FL. 407-328-1212 seminoleharley.com
FRIDAY, OCT. 1
FRIDAY, OCT. 1 - SUNDAY, OCT. 3
Enforcers MC Gold Coast Chapter Annual Party Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010 3:00PM to ??
Good cigars, cold drinks, and great food Music by The Flyers! Tattoos by Formula Ink! Bike Wash by lovely ladies! Open to all! All welcome!
My Cigar Club 590 Southwest 9th Terrace, Unit #3 Pompano Beach, FL 33069 (Turn east on SW 6th Street from Andrews into parking lot at the end of the street.)
www.mycigarclub.com NO guns or attitudes! We reserve the right to refuse admittance or service! 6 BIKES & BEAUTIES • SEPTEMBER 2010
SEPTEMBER 2010 SUNDAY’S
• 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.
• 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. 954-429-3770 • HOOTERS PEMBROKE PINES BIKE NIGHT. Bike parking, drink specials, other specials. 7990 Pines Blvd. Pembroke Pines, FL 33024. 954-962-6330
• CHOPPER ZOO BIKE NIGHT. 2608 S. Fed. Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL. All new
bike night boasting body painting, tattoo contest, raffles, prizes, awesome drink specials and B&B Shot girls. • THE PLAYHOUSE GENTLEMENS CLUB. Thunder Thursdays Bike Night awesome drink specials for riders, 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. Live music, Raffles and door prizes, Drink and Food Specials. PLENTY OF UNDERCOVER PARKING. 2388 N. University Dr., Coral Springs, FL. Just north of Royal Palm on west side. 954-3419990 • 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 • FUDDRUCKERS 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. West end of Griffin Rd., at US
• 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. 954761-3500
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ATTACK OF THE U.F.M. It all started on a sleepy autumn morning. I rode to work early, usually getting up around 4:30 - 4:40 a.m. and left around 5:00 - 5:10 a.m. Needless to say, I’m usually only partially awake at that time in the morning. I don my leathers and head out to the garage. I opened the garage door and backed Mistress, my V-Star 1100 Classic, out and got the rest of my gear on: gloves, face mask, clear riding glasses, and half helmet. I tucked my lunch inside my right saddlebag. It was cold enough outside that I had trouble keeping the glasses from fogging up when I breathed out my nose. I closed the garage door and proceeded to start the bike. First I turned the ignition key all the way on. I made sure the choke, (fuel enrichment knob), was turned all the way on. Then, I made sure the fuel cut-off valve was turned down to the on position remembering that if I do not turn the fuel knob back on, I will not make it out of my neighborhood without running out of fuel and stalling the bike. Don’t ask me how I know. I pressed the cut-off switch to the run position and hit the start button. Mistress’s 1100 V-Twin roared to life. With the Cobra exhaust, you can bet my neighbors know when I leave in the morning. I slid the fuel enrichment knob, (works like a choke), over to idle her down some and headed carefully out of my driveway onto the dark, damp streets. It was a cold, dark and foggy Monday morning. I turned out of my neighborhood and headed eastbound on Cheek Sparger Road. I straightened out from the turn and started to accelerate. Just then, I caught some movement just barely visible at the far reaches of the headlamp and riding lights off the side of the road. At first, I didn’t pay too much attention to it, thinking it’s probably just a rabbit on the side of the road hopping around. Then I noticed the anomaly is headed perpendicularly to my track on the road and will cross right in front of me. That’s when I spotted the glowing white beady eyes of this creature fixated on my Mistress and myself, reflected from the lights. As I got closer, I could make out its size. It was larger than an alley cat and more like the size of a small dog. Now I could make out some large teeth and huge fangs in a pointy snout and large whiskers with foam trailing out the corners of its mouth. Just then I realized what the Unidentified Flying Marsupial was. It was a very angry opossum running at full gallop across the road and headed straight for me. It looked like it was out for blood. For all I knew it could be rabid. I raised the angle on my right wrist and Mistress responded by slowing down
some, both of us hoping to throw the attacker’s timing off. I just knew it was going to either try to get up underneath my front tire and knock me off my bike or just jump straight up for a death grip on my throat. My change-in-speed-to-throw-offthe-timing ploy did not work. My next tactic was to aim my V-Star 1100 right at it. Mistress nodded in agreement. The logic in this approach was that, if I tried to hit a moving target, more than likely I would fail. The gargantuan opossum was at a full out run and just fixing to spring at me, its claws glistened in the riding lamps, when its head hit my front tire. It made a hollow thump type sound. At this point neither one of us could adjust the momentum we had built up. The killer slid underneath the path of the bike. I could feel the rear of the bike lift up as the rear tire ran over the marsupial’s head. I knew it was its head because if it had been its body the back end of the motorcycle would have bounced up a lot higher. In a flash it was over. Mistress and I had thwarted a deadly attack from a killer opossum and barely survived. I tried to glance back behind me and saw nothing on the roadway. But it was foggy and dark so I might not have been able to see it. I called my wife when I got to work and asked her if she had seen anything in the road -- she leaves for work right after me. She had not. I looked closely again at the scene of the assault on my way home and saw nothing. The attacker had made a clean get away. Opossums are the other brown meat and taste like chicken, I would imagine. Otherwise, they can be just another large, rodent looking, Unidentified Flying Marsupial obstacle in the road. Most of the time, you only get to see them with their little feet sticking up stiffly. Yep, they are just another obstacle you have to watch out for while riding a motorcycle in the Texas suburbs. What is the moral of this story? Be prepared at any time, any place, and any conditions to react to changes in road conditions or obstacles in your path. Also remember, not all obstacles hold still for you. Sometimes obstacles have a mind of their own. Ride on. -Torch
Chick riders of the month speak out! wait around for him to I DIDN’T DUMP tolearn. Back to the ride, my husband’s cousin rode them IT!!!
both home for us on Feb. 27th 2004. When they got back with mine, he asked if I wanted to brave the cold and go for a quick ride. I was thoroughly convinced that I would maybe get into 2nd gear before I dumped it, and never ride again. To my surprise I took off, made two turns out on to a side road that was actually paved (ours is chip and seal), went a mile or so down to road, made it through the loop (dead end), came back to our house (2 left turns), turned around at the end of our road (dead end also), and backed it into our driveway and down to the shed. Mission accomplished!!! Although a week later, when we got off the back roads and went down the giant hill to the highway and went to town was almost as nervewracking as the first ride.
BY Jo Jo
It was a cold Friday in February when my husband came home and told me that he had finally picked out a motorcycle, a Vulcan 800.I promptly asked him what mine was, and was informed that I didn’t get one. The next morning he took me to the shop to show it to me, and I immediately bought an Eliminator 125(Kawasaki also). It was 2 weeks before we picked them up due to ordering extra’s, saddlebags, supports, backrests, etc. My reasons were as follows; I’m not a good passenger in a car, let alone on a motorcycle - while I had ridden ATV’s in the past (and a dirt bike that was too big for me that I dumped after about 200 feet, 15 years ago) my husband had no experience on anything of that nature. And I didn’t want
I had just left my last class at college on an average winter day. I hopped on my Moto-Guzzi and noticed it had been raining, the parking lot was wet, but no problem. After leaving the parking lot, I turned right and headed down a steep hill. Much to my surprise the wet pavement was not wet at all but was black ice.
not too unusual. What was unusual was that I was sliding backwards, downhill, with my bike in hot pursuit and the shocked motorist, who was following me, sliding behind my bike. We all slid to a safe stop at the foot of the hill. I had to finish my trip home by running with the bike. It
was too slick to ride and After my first tap on the brakes my bike shot out the bike was too heavy to from under me. That is push. -- John Frye BIKES & BEAUTIES • SEPTEMBER 2010 9
MS. MARLEY AND HER HARLEY
Let Freedom Ring HIS MONTH (AUGUST) WAS BY FAR THE MOST TRYING AND DIFFICULT MONTH OF MY ADULT LIFE, PERSONALLY, PROFESSIONALLY AND EMOTIONALLY. I THOUGHT THAT HAPPENED ALREADY IN MY ADULT LIFE BUT, I WAS WRONG. It has left a profound impact on me and opened my eyes to the clarity of the world around me. Hell, the world that exists around all of us. Every American has been touched by the War on Terror in some way. The nearly decade long endeavor to protect our freedom. This month that war touched me a little too close to home. One of the greatest guys I ever had the pleasure of knowing was killed in Afghanistan by an IED [Improvised Explosive Device]. Sgt. Floyd Holley left behind a new wife, two teenage step children, his unborn daughter, sister and hundreds of mourning friends. His passing was an all too familiar reminder of the truth that lies in the statement, “Freedom isn’t free”. Before you continue, I want each of you to think back to the moment that you heard the news, September 11, 2001. You know where you were, what you were doing and you remember the feeling that came over you. You did the same as every other American; you glued yourself to the television and watched in horror as the gravity of the situation set in. Can you believe that has been nearly a decade? I am not one to talk war and politics. I have often been known to go out of my way to avoid those topics; I would rather jump out of a window then be stuck at a dinner party with Jo Blow spewing political crap. Yet as the anniversary of this nightmare approached us again and the reality of another American hero snatched from this world before his time weighs in, I cannot help but reflect in search of understanding. The War in Afghanistan began on October 7, 2001, as the US military’s Operation Enduring Freedom. This operation was launched with the British military, in response to the September 11th attacks. The United Kingdom has led its own military endeavor since 2002, Operation Herrick, as part of the same war in that region. The character of the
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war evolved from a violent struggle against Al-Qaeda and its Taliban supporters to a complex counterinsurgency effort. There are roughly 100,000 U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan now after President Obama ordered a troop increase in an effort to drive out Taliban militants and gain control of the country. Earlier this month, General David Petraeus, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, said American soldiers could be in the war-torn Taliban hotbed for years, despite plans to withdraw by July 2011. Winning the war is a “long-term proposition,” he said. “We are here so that Afghanistan does not, once again, become a sanctuary for transnational
question. War is nothing more than an ongoing battle to death, destruction, poverty, repression and breeding ground for future generations of extreme uprisings of violence. Do you not think that the children today affected by our actions will come out unfazed? Do you not recognize the ramification of our actions not only as a race but as a living being? Every Officer in government is guilty of the same thing. Rationalizing a percentage of the number lost. There is not a rational percentage to justify casualties of war. There is NO justification. You rationalize with percentages and propositions to clear your guilty conscious or “look on the bright side” as you will. The reality of our existence is based on the decisions made by our elected leaders. The troubles we are facing today are the trickled effect of ramifications to our leader’s actions for the past decades. Every American or what I should say, is every HUMAN BEING living in this country has a humanitarian responsibility to educate themselves to the reality and weight given to the war on terror. So as you sit and reflect this month in remembrance of our fallen hero’s both home and abroad think about your faith. Think about your faith in our elected officials, your faith in your G-d above. No matter your race or religion, no matter your beliefs, share thanks for your freedom, give thanks for your ability to walk around freely. Give thanks to those who are paying the price for your freedom and pray for the families they leave behind. Your Freedom IS NOT Free!
There are only two certainties in this world, birth and death. All other elements of our walking days are the question. extremists the way it was when Al-Qaeda planned the 9/11 attacks,” he said. In addition to battling U.S. troops, Taliban insurgents have been waging attacks on civilians as the country prepares for parliamentary elections in mid-September. The war ravaged region is once again peaking with violence. In all eight years of the Bush Administration there were less American soldiers lost then in eight months of 2010. In August alone there were 55 soldiers lost, 19 of those in a one week period. Proceeded by 65 soldiers in July and 100 in June. I have a hard time looking these realities without question. I am no General Petraeus but, it is not rocket science to see that no one wins. It’s WAR!!!! You kill us we kill you! You push, we push back! Breed violence with violence. It’s a vicious cycle of who’s on top and who wants to be on top. It is a human response centuries upon centuries old. There is no long-term proposition to winning this war or any war in the history of mankind. Your propositions are a conglomerate of theories based on response, action and reaction. Nothing more! There are only two certainties in this world, birth and death. All other elements of our walking days are the
SKIN CARE CORNER SUN SPOTS
When the tropical gods are on our side there is nothing better than a beautiful, Sunshine State type of day to hop on your bike and take a long ride. Luckily for us, we can take advantage of this almost all year long, letting the wind blow through our hair, and the sun beam on our skin pretty much whenever we want. All bikers take pride in their ride and often take necessary actions to ensure their bike is safe from all the elements; washing, waxing, coating, but how cautious are they about protecting their skin from these same elements? Sure, we strap on our leathers, and buckle up our helmets, but sometimes we want to feel the breeze on our arms, so we ride out with nothing more than a pair of sunglasses and a smile. But at the end of the day if we don’t take the right steps to ensure our bike is protected we could end up with a dull, cracking, lack luster finish, and dry, ripped up leather seats. Not cool. If you don’t see where I am going with this, try comparing the skin of your bike, to the skin on your body. Why wouldn’t you choose to prevent your skin from feeling tight, dry, leathery, and reduce the effect of over-exposure to the sun eliminating wrinkles, and sun spots?
Sun spots are the result of long-term exposure to the sun’s UV rays leaving flat, brownish patches on the surface of the skin most often exposed to the sun more likely the face, hands, arms and chest. Though sun spots are benign, they are usually and often accompanied by other types of sun damage such as rough skin and wrinkles, and in some cases may obscure the presence of skin cancer. Prevention of sun damage before it occurs can be as easy as applying a layer of sunscreen to your skin and face everyday before heading outside. Depending on the length of time spent outside, as well as what activities you are involved in might require multiple applications through out the day. Avoiding excessive exposure to the sun is also a more effective way to prevent sun damage, however there aren’t very many places we can ride inside, so just as you would take an extra 15 minutes to shine up your chrome, take an extra minute or two to protect your skin, or simply, cover up. Sun spots are the most obvious symptoms of sun damaged skin, but wrinkles, lines, leathery texture, brittleness, broken capillaries, and pigmentation problems can also occur. The effects of these symptoms may lead to premature aging, even in surprisingly young patients. In the case that sun damage does occur, there are treatment options and reversal methods available including but not limited to: • Injection treatments which immobilize specific nerves and muscles responsible for the formation of wrinkles. Since sun damage involves damaging the skins natural collagen, collagen injections can be used to treat lines and wrinkles. • Chemical peels, facials, and microdermabrasion procedures strip away the damaged outer layers of the skin, stimulating the growth of healthy, new skin. These methods are excellent techniques for removing or reducing the appearance of minor scars and blemishes. • Laser and light techniques utilize a flash of light to treat the effected area. This technique is particularly effective for treating pigmentation problems and capillary damage. Laser skin resurfacing uses a single wavelength laser beam to dissolve the molecular bonds in the skin and vaporizes the outer skin layers. When the skin heals it appears tighter and smoother. • Skin care lines and products can be used daily or according to their packaging or the guidlines provided by your beauty consultant. Be sure to consult a qualified Cosmetic Dermatologist with the knowledge and experience necessary for effective treatment.
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our shutter - bug snaps the events you missed out on . have a beer , hoss .
Bikes&Beauties Magazine is always out & about on the scene capturing the month’s events. Check out pages 15 - 19 for all the shots and stories from the 2010 South Florida Bike Events Summer Bike Fest Tour. The South Florida Tattoo Expo showcased a massive display of extreme body art you will have to see to believe on page 20. And of course all of our favorite hot spots celebrated birthdays and anniversaries alike. Check out the Gridiron Bar & Grill soaking things up at their first anniversary party on page 27, and the Friction Zone Anniversary Party pics on page 31.
15 SUMMER BIKE FEST
20 S.FL. TATTOO EXPO
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27 GRIDIRON BAR & GRILL
31 FRICTION ZONE
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> SUMMER BIKE FEST - BIG DAWGS 2
SUMMER BIKE FEST 2010 We kicked the SFL Bike Events Fort Lauderdale Summer Bike Fest Tour off with a bang at Big Dawgs 2 the first Sunday in August. This year’s tour would make its way around South Florida and come to a head at the Pine Island Plaza outside of the Round-Up Country Western Club in Davie, Florida on Sunday, August 29th. Like most events held by Jager Mike, the lot was filled with our usual suspects sipping Buds and shooting Jager! Laying out the foundation for a sweet ass summer!
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SCENE AROUND > SUMMER BIKE FEST - NERVOUS NELLY’S
HAVE LIVED IN FLORIDA SINCE 1979 AND HAVE NEVER BEEN TO FT MYERS. I don’t know why exactly, I just never thought about the place until I got an invite from Jager Mike and the Summer Bike Fest crew. What a refreshing treat it was! We all need to get of town every once in a while. I guess it could be compared to Key West on a quaint scale with the quiet beach road and colorful stilt homes facing the tranquil Gulf of Mexico. Anyway, enough about the town let’s get to the event. Nervous Nelly’s is set smack dab on the gorgeous intracoastal water way and nestled caddy corner to a cute little public park. Luckily for us, Jager Mike and the city commissioner of Ft Myers go way back to their old firefighter days in South Florida. It always pays to know the city commissioner and we had our way with the park the entire day. So we placed the stage directly in the center and proceeded to rock hard and long till we couldn’t rock no more! There is just something about all the salt air combined with a nautical seascape to work up a heck of a thirst and mind-boggling appetite. This is the part where Nervous Nelly’s comes in to play with a unique blend of tropical seafood and island bar food. Margaretville move over!! There is a new Sheriff in town! Wash that down with a couple of umbrella drinks with an extra floater and floating is what we did. Took a little stumble down Main Street to check out the exhibits and local scenery, captured the appropriate footage and time to call it a day. Can’t wait to do it again next year so I can bring my overnight bag and rock until the sun comes up! By Hog Dog
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> SUMMER BIKE FEST - ISLAND JACK’S
ou ever just want to get away for a while but, don’t really have the time? Head out to West Palm Beach, it’s like taking a trip but, never leaving the farm. Technically, it is a part of South Florida however, far different from Broward and Dade at just a stone’s throw drive. Refreshing I guess I would call it. What a great little piece of heaven just north of our boarder. This year S. FL Bike Events switched it up a little and added a WBP stop to the promotional tour for Ft. Lauderdale Summer Bike Fest. And man, did they pack the bikes in on this steamy Wednesday night! We’re talking tuna tight! When I arrived for the 3rd leg of the Summer Bike Fest Tour the parking lot was jammed to the nuts. People up north say you don’t need a four wheel drive vehicle in this part of the world but, they don’t know about the way it rains down here and how the millions of people living in this neck of the woods make finding a parking spot a total nightmare. Thankfully I don’t listen to those damn Yankees and just jammed the Hummer up the curb on a median next to a palm tree and did not have to walk far with all the gear and gallery of gals. By about 7:30 PM, the place is pumping inside, outside, all sides with eye candy to spare. I’d like to compliment Jager Mike on his fine but, unusual choice of musicians he filled the stage with. Remarkable how a little change in tunes can put a spinning effect on the mood and groove. Next stop the Thug trailer for a shot of Jager with the Mighty Tom Cat Keller and his merry band of Thugettes. Hot dam these kids can party! I think I got brain damage that night. It was all for a good cause though, Mike from A1 Cycles B-Day party which then lead to a burn out of epic proportions. Once the smoke cleared and my ears ceased to ring I got some killer shots for the band and impromptu asphalt dances from the fellow drunks. We defiantly recommend this little oasis of Island jack’s for their regular weekly Bike Night can’t wait to hit it again next month! This place is sick! By Hog Dog
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SCENE AROUND > SUMMER BIKE FEST - ROUND UP
ith three years under his belt, Jager Mike set out to once again deliver a full month of motorcycle mayhem! Starting Sunday, August 1st and culminating Sunday August 29th in the Pine Island Plaza home of The Round-Up Country Western Bar. Mr. Rudicel has perfected the art of promotion and entertainment throughout his career here in Florida. First as the top Pro-Beach Volley Ball Promoter on Miami Beach to the mecca that is SFL Bike Events, not to mention the creative force behind the most unique rock & sports café in South Florida, Big Dawgs 2. As most August days in S. FL, sometimes we get rained out and sometimes we just sweat our tails off, no matter the one, the one thing that S. FL bikers do most besides ride, is roll with every punch Mother Nature delivers. Rain or shine Mike can pack in a crowd and keep them rocking for eight hours straight. This year’s Summer Bike Fest was no exception with 5 band, 20 Vendors, 20 Bike Builders and a Betty Bangs Bikini Contest judged by none other than Bar Owner Extraordinaire, Dee Dee from the original Big Dawgs Sports Café, former NFL Running Back Terry Kirby whose career spanned more than a decade playing for the Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49er’s, Richie Supa former guitar player for Aerosmith, retired NBA point guard whose crossover dribble devastated many opponents, Tim Hardaway and our other Tim, Owner of Capt Jacks Kettle Chips who put up the prize money for our beautiful ladies participating in our bikini contest. It was one hell of a way to spend your Sunday afternoon! Hell!! It was a kick ass way to spend your entire month of August, proving once again that when you want to have a real rock-nroll motorcycle event with a little something for everyone you call on Jager Mike! He always gets the job done!!
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> SUMMER BIKE FEST - ROUND UP
FL Bike Events wishes to thank all the bike builders & vendors who participated in this year’s Summer Bike Fest, all the bands that performed (Lifeline, Assassin, RoughShot, Brain Grenade & Light Em Up) Special thanks goes out to all the sponsors; Jagermeister, Budweiser, Capt. Jacks, Chips. The production staff, John, Tony, Morris, Beer Barn, Jimmy ,Dee Dee, Barb, Christy from Bikes & Beauties, and Betty Bang. www.bikesbeauties.com
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SCENE AROUND > SOUTH FLORIDA TATTOO EXPO
By: HogDog The words Very Adult Circus come to mind when I try to describe the Tattoo Expo in just three words. However, since I write a magazine column I will go into much more detail for all you amazing fans of Bikes & Beauties Magazine that just did not manage to show up this year. (Place was packed, we really did not need you) Kidding! So here is the poop; not sure what it is about a few thousand almost nude bodies running around covered in Ink, being injected with ink or wanting to be injected with ink but, it just has the most delightful calming effect on people. They seem to get this care free attitude about life in general and even if the world depended on the quality of their next tattoo, which it does not, they could just not give a crap. It’s a kind of selfish “I got ink and you don’t” attitude and I love it and will display it for all to see. This is truly the only place on earth you could see your Grandma in a G-string and kind of just enjoy the quality of her detailed work. Granted a few tallboys of ice cold PBR would help get you through the potential of this possibly life altering trauma. Oh, by the way Grandma, I did not even know that was you until you pulled the apple out of your mouth and removed the latex mask. You could have gotten away with it and Grandpa would still
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> SOUTH FLORIDA TATTOO EXPO
be alive right now. Anyway, I guess it all work out for the best you and the Master of Doom make a cute couple. However, I do believe 75 years of age is a bit past the perfect time to start a new family but, I will love my new Uncle. In other highlights of the weekend, we had bad ass musical performances by; Hep Cat Boo Daddies, Slip and the Spinouts, Cadillac Bombers, My Soul to keep and The Swamp Stompers who really rocked the pool side stage till the early morning hours. There were titillating shows of Burlesque by The Reckless Dames and The Cupcake Girls that dazzled the imagination. Also, frequent terrifying acts of suspension that defied gravity by Hooked and Skinmadness. Speaking of skin, We really appreciate the skin tight security at the Hilton by the Wings of Gold MC and Bike exhibits by Chop Shop and Chopper Zoo. Keeping everyone safe in the Mad House all weekend was truly a special task. Once again 15 years in a row the big winner was Joe DiMaggio Childrenâ€™s Hospital who received a whopper of a check for their charity. To check out the video footage of the performances go to BikesBeauties.com.
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SCENE AROUND > ORLANDO
THE ALLEY BLUES lot of “cool cats” in our favorite blues bar,
the Alley, Dark, Smokey Blues that touch you where you yearn to be touched. If you know what I mean! This Old Sanford jewel has a unique cozy old time feeling of a 1930’s tavern with a soulful moody created by real blues musicians performing live. Great atmosphere, signs aligning the walls or your partners body Always a great time at the alley located @ 114 S. Park Avenue, Sanford, FL 32771 407-328-4848
very Thursday night Porkie’s BBQ, located at 256 E Main Street, Apopka, Florida holds its weekly bike night. From 5 to 10 pm rain or shine, bikers and BBQ lovers alike transform Porkie’s little piece of land into an entertainment venue. Hundreds of bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts rumble in from around Orlando’s five major counties for sick ass BBQ, prizes, raffles and trophies. Bikes, beauties and barbecue; nothing in my mind could ever be better, it is the perfect combination! You can come by Porkie’s anytime for the stellar service and proclaimed, “Best BBQ in the Universe” but if you want to have great times take a ride over to Apopka this Thursday! You are sure to have a hell of a good time!
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ome out for open jam nite on Thursdays! Always a great time. Bring your bikes rite up to the front door! Great people always having fun playing pool and good ole rock and roll!! 280 State Road 436, Casselberry, FL 32707 (407) 332-1599
hat can you say? Wolfy’s is a Key West Style bar, grill-n-chill located on beautiful Lake Monroe in historic Downtown Sanford. Situated on a peninsula adjacent to the new Sanford River walk, this water side delight offers spectacular sunsets and sizzling specials. Sip your cares away on the wrap-around screen patio overlooking the lake and marina. If sipping and scenery aren’t your thing chow down on their old-style Florida cooking including seafood, chicken and the Greatest Philly Cheesesteak in a wrap this side of Philly!! Come in and see Chrissy, Amber and Paula, they’re always serving up warm smiles and cool drinks ensuring there is more than one thing to make your heart warm! Ride on up for their Thursday night Bike Night, which also happens to be ladies night, featuring 2-4-1 wells and drafts. Pretty much every night of the week you can stop in to find a mountain of specials. So remember the next time you are looking for a place to ride where you are sure to find a great time, ride on over to 520 Plametto Ave, Sanford, FL 32771. They will make you think Calm Waters, Jimmy Buffet, hot women, fresh seafood tossed together with NO worries! And just maybe if you’re lucky, you might catch Real Radio 104.1 Monster Band of the Year, Full Circle rocking down the house! If you want to howl like it’s a full moon every night? Come on over to Wolfy’s! Come by car or boat, they have plenty of parking and docking!
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SCENE AROUND > ORLANDO
thank Rob and all my predaIthiscan’t tor island fans enough for making a most memorable last season
in our very own Amway Arena! Goes to show just how dedicated and loyal Orlando fans can be! Let’s really show the country that the new Amway Center is going to boast THE best fans and teams in the entire country! Let’s show em’ what tailgating is all about!!! Love you guys... Peace & Love. - Jessss
lived in Central Florida for years. Never can I remember a time that I did IHWYhave not have one hell of a good time at one of THE original biker bars. Located on 17-92 in Longwood, this laid back bar has a lot to offer, Bowling, Darts, Pool Tables and Video Games. Not to mention the FREE pool on Tuesday, FREE wings on Wednesday and Thursday and, live music Thursday through Saturday nights. Which is an eclectic mix of rock, blues, Southern rock. Any night you never what great stuff they got cooking in this fun and flirty atmosphere! Also their monthly eighties night is out of this world! If you’re lucky, you can also catch Real Radio 104.1 radio personality Tiffany rocking out with her band Heroin! Always great people, great pool, and make sure you dress the part for those great eighties hard rock and roll songs! We all love to hate! Cash prizes and a whole lotta good times!
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SANFORD WINE CO. I
love it when you stumble upon a great little gold mine! We found an excellent creation by cultivated wine merchants Ken & Debra Martin hidden in Old Sanford. The Sanford Wine Company is more than just wine bar. They feature over 75 varieties of cold micro-brews and special imports including, Trappist Monk ales and other favorite domestics from cities across the country. They make you feel right at home with their impeccable personalized service in this casual yet refined hometown atmosphere. Bring your instrument of choice for their great open mic night every Wednesday. Huge thanks to the ir staff to for making Bikes & Beauties feel right at home! Don’t worry about parking your bike, roll those puppies right up on the sidewalk and come on in! 114 South Palmetto Ave, Sanford Fl, 32771. SanfordWineCompany.com
STEALE-ARM SPORTS PUB pecial thanks to Cathy and the whole crew down there on Oak St. at the Sthings fantastic neighborhood pub in Historic Downtown Sanford to really get hoppin! We’re going to be hanging out at this joint as often as we can!
Great things are planned in the next few weeks! Always great music full liquor and the lovely bar girls, outta this world! Come on in and chances are you’ll be gracing the pages of this great rag, I can’t stay away! See you soon! Peace & Love - Jessss
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SCENE AROUND > CAGNEY’S SALOON
t has been some time since Broward County Ilonger had a new Thursday night Bike Night and even for a place for us to hang that is open until
4 am. Under new management, Baller’s Rock N Roll Sports Bar located at 3200 West Hallandale Beach Blvd in Pembroke Pines, Florida is the happening place to be every single Thursday Night! You are guaranteed to find a great group of riders, friends and familiar faces rocking out to some of South Florida’s hottest musical entertainment. Sponsored by Jagermeister, this bike night is a fantastic place to party all night long!! Stop by this Thursday and every Thursday Rain or Shine!
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> GRIDIRON SPORTS BAR & GRILL
It was great coming out the the 1st Anniversary Par ty at the Gridiron Bar & Grill in Miami on Saturday, August 7th. Mother Nature and her horrendous down pour didn’t keep the Latin American Motorcycle Association from coming out in full force from across the country. It was great to feel their sense of love, family and brotherhood. We had bikini clad Beauties washing more scoots in the rain than this phot-og has ever seen on a soggy Saturday. From 2 til 10 pm we rocked out to three fantastic live rock-n-roll bands and feasted on the $0.50 wings that were piping hot! We had a great time rocking the day into the night. Congratulations on your first year, here’s to many more!
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GARAGE T.V. > SICK BASTARD CHOPPERS
ell, well! Let me tell you something!! They don’t call them Sick Bastards for nothing! Dan Dausey and the boys at Sick Bastard Choppers were in rare form when the Bikes & Beauties gang pulled in at about 11 am. Coolers were full and so were the Owners. The shop was shining in anticipation of a model shoot combined with a Garage TV documentary and Sir Lancelot was at attention, proud as any world class custom bike could be. We got the girls ready in the most delicate of teeny weenie bikinis and started them in a proper parade of poses around the studio. Meanwhile Dan Dausey, Owner and Captain in chief of SBC displayed his charm and wit for the inquiring lens of Garage TV. A true natural motorcycle spokesperson, Dan wowed his friends, family and spectators with an array of technical stories and past performances. Egged on by continual praise and awe the boys decided to mount the glistening two wheel horses for a ride around the streets of North Miami Beach. The caravan then departed in to the streets for a spectacle of precision jockeying in their natural habitat. Roaring pass after pass the ear pounding thunder of high tech formed metal surly pleased the hungering cameras of the media. The boys were in their element and the delight was evident in their glaring looks as they whizzed by our crew. This will be a show not to miss can’t wait to see the edited version on the big screen! By HogDog
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SCENE AROUND > SHARP TURN MOTORSPORTS
ttention Please!!! We have a new shop in town!!! Sharp Turn Motorsports located at 10316 NW 55th Street, Sunrise, FL 33351 held their Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, August 28, from 11 am to 5 pm. We rolled in at about 2:00 to a full lot of family, friends and fellow riders rocking out to some reggae tone beats spun out by an area local DJ. The beverages were cold and the burgers hot! But, not as ho0t as the beautiful ladies strutting their stuff in their Betty Bangs Bikinis for our viewing pleasure! And what a pleasure it was! Stop by Sharp Turn for all of your motorcycle needs. www.sharpturnmoto.com
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SCENE AROUND > FRICTION ZONE ANNIVERSARY PARTY
hrough rain, snow, sleet and cold the fans of the T Friction Zone came out in masses to celebrate the 1st Anniversary Party with Janet and Cristy.
Only a New England mail man would endure harsher conditions on a blustery winter day. Okay, maybe it wasn’t as bad as a New England winter but, it was raining hard all day! And when you’re flying down the Palmetto on your bike at 70 MPH it felts like winter when your resembling a drown rat. With some minor adjustments of the vender tents; the front porch of Wings-N-Things Sports Grill was transformed into a Fun-Ville Mecca for soggy riders. After consuming a few portions of the generous food and drink specials everyone forgot they were wet. Remarkable music DJ Bert combined with live models covered in just a hint of psychedelic body paint by Jesse, got the crowd shaking and baking as the dance floor filled with bodies. s the day rolled on and the buzz grew larger it became apparent why so many riders came to celebrate on such an inclement weather day. It was the hosts! The girls from the Zone are right in the zone when it come to people skills and customer service. Everyone just adores their company. Keep up the FANtastic work girls and Bikes & Beauties will see you again next year for the 2nd anniversary hopefully with a bottle of sun screen in hand before the ride to Doral. By Hog Dog
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KITTY OF THE MONTH
M AG A Z I N E
CUSTOM BIKES OF FORT LAUDERDALE People cross our path in life on a daily basis. Sometimes we understand right away and sometimes it isn’t until much later that we understand the meaning, purpose or reason that life and, our own destiny, as you will, has brought us together. At times it is not until much later that you have the opportunity to sit down with that person and have a conversation if you ever do at all. There are other times that your paths cross and you think the reason is quite apparent until reality rears her pretty little head and enlightens you to the true picture and untold story of your two crossing yet very contrasting expeditions. Jack Wiselsy crossed my path initially in January 2009. We were the new kid on the block. He didn’t know us and we didn’t know him, Jack along with his brother Joe rolled into our photo shoot with a trailer full of his fantastic creations. We shot the bikes never to really use the photos and never to write a story. Since that day, our paths have crossed at numerous bike events across South Florida. As I previously mentioned, we were the new kid in town and quite honestly, we had NO CLUE what the hell we were doing!! Thankfully with time comes experience and with experience, great wisdom. I walked in to meet him at our neighborhood watering hole fifteen minutes late, as usual. I found him sitting at the bar sipping his pint of Bud with an appeasing look on his face. A look that says, “thank god you are finally here” or “thank god that’s over”, not quite sure of which I took a seat and so began our journey, our impromptu uninterrupted moment in time. Jack began his life-long love affair with the two wheel thunder when he was a teenager. Starting
first on the drag strip and eventually after life, marriage, children and fifteen years with John Dear he finally took the leap of faith and invested in himself. A decision that at the time he never imagined would become a staple in the South Florida motorcycle industry. Jack is a guy’s guy, the man who will take care of his family before himself and quietly step back and let the up and coming wild ones have the stage. He is not the softy and not the rigid ass, he is the man you want to have in your corner when the shit hits the fan. He may drink you under the table or knock out your guacamolian cousin, but rest assured he is the one man who will always be there, on your side standing behind you as you go into battle. 34 BIKES & BEAUTIES • SEPTEMBER 2010
CUSTOM BIKES OF FORT LAUDERDALE
Blue Super Street Hustler Year: 2006 Build Time: 10 - 12 weeks Make: Kaotic Model: Super Street Hustler Custom Build: Kaotik Customs Engine Manufacturer: S&S Size: 113 w/ Blower Horespower: 150 - 160 Cam: S&S Ignition: Twin Tech Carb/Injection: CV w/ Blower Exhaust: Ness Extras: Handle bars, seat, air cleaner fabricated by Kaotic Customs & DNM Transmission Second one after broken main shaft Manufacturer: Baker Speeds: F@cking Fast! Auto/Standard: Standard Belt/Chain: Chain Final Drive: Belt/Chain: 6inch High Tech Belt Drive Frame Manufacturer: Modified RC Components to Kaotic Specs Bike: Softail Total Rake: 45 degrees, 5 degree trees Front end style: American Suspension Inverted Body Paint: PBG’s Freddie the Painter Fabrication by: Kaotic Wheels Manufacturer: RC Tires: Avon’s Front Size: 90/90/21 Rear Size: 330 Chrome/Powdercoat: VMI Additional Specs: Handle Bars, Tank, Rear Fender all fabricated by Kaotic Oil Coolers, Cycle Controls
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CUSTOM BIKES OF FORT LAUDERDALE The Bud Bike Year: 2009 Build Time: 3 months Make: Kaotic Customs Model: Bud Bike Custom Build: Kaotik Customs Engine Manufacturer: S&S Size: 96 Cu. Inch Horespower: 100 Cam: S&S Ignition: Twin Tech Carb/Injection: S&S Exhaust: Custom Bikes of Fort Lauderdale Transmission Manufacturer: Prowler Speeds: 6 Primary: Harley Davidson Belt/Chain: Chain Final Drive: Belt/Chain: Chain Frame Manufacturer: RC Components makes to Kaotic Specs Bike: Softail Total Rake: 42 degrees Front end style: RC Components Body Panels: Steel Paint: Custom Bikes of Fort Lauderdale Fabrication by: Custom Bikes of Fort Lauderdale Wheels Manufacturer:RC Components Tires: Avon Front Size: 80/90/2 Rear Size: 240/55/18 Chrome/Powdercoat: VMA Chrome Extras: Custom built handle bars, seat, exhaust, air cleaner & coil covers by Custom Bikes of Fort Lauderdale 36 BIKES & BEAUTIES • SEPTEMBER 2010
Although his first love was the quarter mile he began rebuilding bikes, one turned to three, three turned to four and before he had the opportunity to blink and accept his destiny, he had run out of room, told John Deere to take a hike and formed what has now become Custom Bikes of Lauderdale. As most great entrepreneurs, his hobby quickly became a job and the job eventually led him to form Kaotic Customs. Gaining his manufacturers license in 2003, he opened the can that could never be sealed and hence the legacy began. If you’ve seen The Hustler, starring Paul Newman, then you already know this scene: there’s the moneyman, there’s
the talent he funds, and there’s the game they play. The mone yman and his talent travel the country setting up impromptu matches, and then do everything in their power to skew the odds in their favor. In The Hustler the game is pool, but at drag strips everywhere east of the Mississippi a similar scene is played out in the high-stakes world of motorcycle grudge racing. What is grudge racing? In the simplest terms, grudge racing is street racing on the racetrack. If you prefer the grit and spontaneity of street racing but could do without the jail time and other dangers, then grudge racing is just your thing. Grudge racing is as close to anything goes as drag racing gets. There is no rulebook to determine the configuration of the motorcycles, so each bike is unique and Kaotic Customs Blue Super Street Hustler is just that, unique. www.bikesbeauties.com
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Built for a moneyman who prefers everything over-the-top, Jack was given two specifications before building this monster; it must have a 330 tire and a blower. The rest, well, you can see by the spec sheet that this Blue Super Street Hustler is packing more than a little punch and may have been built with a little grudge racing in mind. As with anything Kaotic Customs puts it’s stamp on, the lines are pristine and horsepower plenty. Kaotic Customs is more than another custom bike builder they are a family of racers, builders and friends. Jack accredits his success to his loyal staff that have been with him throughout the last eight years, Bobby, Johnny and Joe, from his own lips, “I couldn’t have done it without them.” Tried and true each creation that rolls out of Kaotic Customs is guaranteed to catch your eye and awaken your inner speed demon.
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CUSTOM BIKES OF FORT LAUDERDALE The Lizard Bike Year: 2005 Build Time: 6 weeks Make: Kaotic Customs Model: Bonecrusher Custom Build: Kaotik Customs Engine Manufacturer: S&S Size: 100 Cu. Inch Horespower: 100 Torque: 100 Cam: S&S Ignition: Twin Tech Carb/Injection: S&S Exhaust: Martin Bros. Extras: Handle bars, seat, air cleaner fabricated by Kaotic Customs Transmission Manufacturer: Baker Speeds: 110 Auto/Standard: Standard Belt/Chain: Chain Final Drive: Belt/Chain: Belt Frame Custom Manufacturer: RC Components makes to Kaotic Specs Bike: Rigid Total Rake: 45 degrees Front end style: Tube Style Body Paint: PBG’s Freddie the Painter* Fabrication by: Kaotic Tank: Modified West Coast Chopper tank Wheels Manufacturer: Ness Tires: Metzler’s Size: 240/2190 Chrome/Powdercoat: VMI *Hope you’re doin’ well buddy. 38 BIKES & BEAUTIES • SEPTEMBER 2010
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Don’t Bother Me at Home
Ok! Is it just me or is it f#$%king annoying for some asshole you don’t know to come banging on your door? IT ALWAYS HAPPENS WHEN YOU ARE SITTING AT HOME ENJOYING A NICE RELAXING DAY! In my case, the dogs go nuts because some asshole decides he needs to save me or convert me to whatever religion on as he calls it, “my lucky day.” Usually, it’s a Jehovah’s witness. Not knocking those persistent Jehovah’s but, I mean come on!!! Leave me the f#$%ck alone! If I need religion or feel like changing religions I will but, it isn’t going to happen on my front porch or in my living room!!! I don’t need some asshole bugging me at home. I have found if you answer the door naked it deters them somewhat and hopefully gets me on the do not convert list! LOL! The next option is for all of us annoyed people to go hang out at their church and try and convert them to less annoying assholes! Or hey! Here’s an idea, we could always just go put up a Christmas tree on their church property, invite over all of our biker buddies just to piss them off. For the record, I don’t want to be a Jehovah’s witness! I love Christmas and I love to celebrate my damn birthday! Well, not as much lately as I get older!!! LOL!! I mean for real!!! It’s not a very uplifting religion as far as religions go! At least as a Catholic I can have fun and then just ask for forgiveness, still get to heaven plus, I don’t have to walk around in a suit on a hot summer day pissing people off by interrupting their relaxation time and annoying the shit out of them! I don’t care what your beliefs are! Keep them to yourself and leave me the f#$%ck alone or you may have me bugging the shit out of you. Capt. Mike Ride safe and don’t be an asshole
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YOU OUGHT TO KNOW... 1. The Boston University Bridge (on Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts) is the only place in the world where a boat can sail under a train driving under a car driving under an airplane. 2. The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra’s “Its A Wonderful Life”. 3. The combination “ough” can be pronounced in nine different ways. The following sentence contains them all: “A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed.” 4. The company providing the liability insurance for the Republican National Convention in San Diego is the same firm that insured the maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic. 5. The condom - made originally of linen - was invented in the early 1500s. 6. The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns. 7. The Earth weighs around 6,588,000,000,000,000,00 0,000,000 tons. 8. The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies. 9. The electric chair was invented by a dentist. 10. The elephant is the only mammal that can’t jump. 11. The first Ford cars had Dodge engines. 12. The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C. 13. The first toilet ever seen on television was on “Leave It To Beaver.” 14. The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world. 15. The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher. 16. The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado. 17. The housefly hums in the middle octave, key of F. 18. The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672. 19. The katydid bug hears through holes in its hind legs. 20. The “L.L.” in L.L. Bean stands for Leon Leonwood. 21. The longest one-syllable word in the English language is “screeched.” www.bikesbeauties.com
WE WILL FEED IT TO YOU WITH A SPOON
B Y: A S S H O L E J E F F
Man-pris. 82% nylon, 18% Fag!!!
I remember growing up like it was yesterday, with each step me and my friends became one step closer to being a man. It was everything to us, who had the best baseball player’s card, who had the coolest bike, and who was the toughest. We would spend hours upon hours down by the school swing sets playing games like joust or call my mom, I think I may die! SUCH FUN, JOUST WAS MY FAVORITE. TWO OF YOU WOULD GO IN OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS ON THE SWINGS AND BEAT THE EVER LOVIN SHIT OUT OF EACH OTHER AS YOU PASSED EACH OTHER AND WHEN YOU ACTUALLY CAUGHT YOUR BUDDY CLEAN WITH A STRAIGHT LEFT AND TOOK HIM CLEAR OFF THE SWING, WELL THAT WAS HEAVEN. THERE WERE NO HARD FEELINGS, NO ANGER ABOUT IT BEING FAIR OR HOW HIS MOM DIDN’T HAVE A SWING SET SO HE COULDN’T PRACTICE. IT WAS WHAT IT WAS, FUN! Since the eighties when I was a kid things have changed. Some for the better I’m told, but I think it has all been for the worse. I was driving to work last Monday, the first day of school in my particular county and while waiting at a crosswalk I saw a young boy about eleven or so crossing the street. He was wearing sky blue Capri pants and clogs(The rubber ones, I don’t know the name and refuse to look it up. I’ve researched camel porn on behalf of this column but I refuse to look up gay kid shoes!) This was disturbing to no end, how the fuck do you play dodge ball in that was my first thought, then I thunked that he probably brought an outfit for gym as well if they still have that in schools, a nice little leotard or possibly a large black cock! I hate to be me but for some reason no one else seems to see this shit. I’d rather have a daughter go to school in a three inch skirt with a shirt saying I like double anal than a son Capricloggin. I’ve done a ton of research in the last six minutes and this is what I found on my site. If you wear Capri pants, you are a bottom! You are as queer as a two dollar Adam Lambert coin. One side has a cock; the other has your mouth! You know it is true, just take it on the chin like the good little Boy Scout you are. I don’t care though, I am not anti gay. I love gay people, they always have a great personality, bunch of fun to be around, normally good looking, and are not competing for the punanny, so it is a win win for the Jeffrey as long as you don’t call it marriage! Knowing how there are actually people out there that do not yet take my word as fact I decided to give documented
I’d rather have a daughter go to school in a three inch skirt with a shirt saying I like double anal than a son Capri-cloggin. www.bikesbeauties.com
proof that what I say is true so I Wikipedia’d it. These stylish little marvels called Capri pants were first introduced in 1948 in Europe where men and women regularly wear each other’s clothing because they are not restricted by their sexuality like we were here. Open mouth, insert Italian penis Frenchy! In the sixties they made their way across the pond and began being called Manpri pants or clam diggers which in itself is funny. When you see a man in a pair of these emasculators does the thought of this guy being anywhere near or having anything at all to do with a clam ever enter your mind? I didn’t think so. If this is not enough proof just take the fact that these pants were first introduced in the States on the Dick Van Dyke show.
These stylish little marvels called Capri pants were first introduced in 1948 in Europe where men and women regularly wear each other’s clothing because they are not restricted by their sexuality like we were here. Game, set, match, argument over! If you need more proof just do a little online shopping and read the product reviews in Men’s Journal, that wonderful publication representing everything that is manly in America as long as you are a raging queen! The reviews and the descriptions kill me. One particular model called the Rogue Cropper, “Are great for bouldering because they include a gusseted crotch in their design.” Really!!! I don’t want to know what bouldering is and I will certainly not wear something with a gusseted crotch. Something like that could have you searching for your prostate for weeks. Here is an actual review by Paul in Provincetown, Massachusetts, which just happens to be the niblet dipping capital of the east coast, “After first trying, I’ve acquired all seven colors. You can wear them for recreation or sporty casual and the toothbrush pocket is extra handy!” I’m pretty sure that nothing else needs to be said after Sporty Casual!!! If you want more Asshole every month, go to our blogspot at www.bikesbeauties.com and click the ‘blog’ button.
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KC'S CORNER TABLE
Ready for the Road
So with the clutch still slipping as badly as it had before, it was back to Lionel’s house. As I pulled into the driveway, Lionel had a big smile on his face and gave me a big thumbs up in anticipation. As I hit the brakes then put the kickstand down, I gave Lionel the thumbs down sign, and he immediately took on the look of complete surprise. I GOT OFF THE LIGHTNING AND LIONEL ASKED, “IT’S STILL SLIPPING? HOW CAN THAT BE?” I TOLD HIM TO TAKE IT AROUND THE BLOCK, WHICH HE DID, AND AS HE RETURNED, I COULD SEE HIM WITH HIS HEAD SHAKING FROM SIDE TO SIDE IN DISBELIEF. With the BSA in the carport clinking and clanking as the motor cooled down, I looked at Lionel and asked, “Ok, now what?” He looked at me and said, “We must have missed something. Best to let it cool down a bit, then we’ll take it apart and double-check everything, then re-assemble it and very carefully make all the adjustments. It has to be something simple that we just overlooked.” Knowing full well that Lionel really knew his stuff, we kind of had no other choice. It was still early enough, just a bit past noon, so that we could still get this done and I could be on my way home before dark. After all, it was Saturday and I did have plans with Susan, my new girl friend, a Drama Major at Douglass. So after a brief cool down period, Lionel and I got to work and ripped the whole damned clutch assembly apart for a second time in the same day. This time Lionel inspected every single part like a jeweler would inspect a finely cut diamond. He even got out a special spring compression measuring device to measure the strength of the clutch springs. As Lionel was checking and rechecking all the parts, I remembered the section in the manual dealing with the clutch pushrod and once again I mentioned to Lionel that maybe we should check it. Lionel gave me this dirty look then said, “It’s just a pushrod. There’s nothing that can go wrong with it!” Ok, I thought to myself, he’s the expert. If I keep bugging him, maybe I’ll piss him off and he’ll stop helping me fix this piece of crap I bought. So it’s late afternoon as we start to button up the clutch work and reinstall the case. We make the adjustments at the clutch itself, then at the lever, and everything is just as it should be, so I fire the bitch up, cruise around the neighborhood to let everything warm up, then the moment of truth comes. I grab a big handful of throttle, rev it up and it slips like a MF’er once again. Damn!!! WTF is wrong with this piece of shit??? I slowly cruise back to Lionel’s driveway and give him the thumbs down signal. He’s just beside himself. Not a word is said between us as I turn the motor off, get off the beast, and plop down on a milk crate I’d been using for a stool. Lionel goes into the house and is out less than a minute later with an ice cold Carling Black Label in each hand. (Hey, for $0.99 a sixpack it wasn’t bad!!!) He hands me the short squat bottle of Carling and volunteers, “I hate to say this, but you probably need a new
It’s still slipping? How can that be? clutch. A Barnett is the only way to go. If we throw a new Barnett clutch in that thing next Saturday, I guarantee that will fix the slip!” A Barnett clutch? I knew they were the best, and I also knew they were expensive. “How much?” I asked Lionel. He answered, “Retail it’s about $50, but I can get it for $25.” I was not prepared for that, but really didn’t have any choice. “Ok, let’s do it.” I answered. I knocked down another cold one with Lionel, then fired up the Lightning and headed home, just as the sun was going down. It was a long frustrating week, starting with Sunday. There was a Raritan Road Runners poker run that I really wanted to go on, but with the clutch slipping so badly, the BSA wasn’t much fun to ride. I was going to need every dollar I had for that new Barnett clutch, so it was just as well that I didn’t go on it. It was only mid-July 1969, and there was still plenty of summer weekends left to ride, once I got the clutch straightened out and the thing was finally going to be fun to ride. So I spent Sunday watching the Yankee game on my 19” B&W TV with Susan, then a news special came on with Walter Cronkite. The Apollo astronauts had just landed on the moon!!! I couldn’t’ believe it. Live TV!!!! Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walking on the freakin’ moon!!! July 20, 1969, America puts a man on the moon, and I can’t even get a 30-year old design clutch to work properly. The rest of the week dragged on, working for the fat German all day long in the stagnant, muggy, toxic laden 103º F heat of July in New Jersey, doing hot tar commercial roofing. It was that kind of work that inspired me to get good grades at Rutgers. Thursday night I call Lionel and he’s got the Barnett clutch. Brand new, $25, just like he said it would be. We decided to get started at 7:00 a.m. Saturday morning, so I would need to leave around 6:15 a.m. or so. Friday evening finally came, and I was getting excited. I had a couple cold ones and a shot of Jack, knowing that would help put me to sleep so I could get an early start. Lionel and I were going to install that new Barnett clutch, and my beautiful 1965 BSA Lightning was finally going to run as great as it looked. I could hardly wait to get started on it.
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ULI the UNRULY
Nothin’ Like Ridin’
There’s nothing like riding. There’s nothing like riding in the rain. Down here in SoFla, anyway. The water is warm and, usually, the heat of the engine gets you almost dry by the time you get home. Usually. AS OF LATE,WE’VE HAD A HELL OF A RAINY SEASON AND I HAVEN’T BEEN THIS SOAKED THIS OFTEN IN AGES. I LOVE MOTORCYCLES. I LOVE RIDING, IN ALL KINDS OF WEATHER. MY FRIENDS FEEL THE SAME WAY, FORTUNATELY. After all, skin is waterproof, and only sissies mind, if they or their bike get wet. Right? I clearly remember Sky’s birthday a couple of years ago. We all were supposed to meet at The Ark for dinner. I tried dodging the flash flood coming from above and got hit, right when I turned off I-95. By the time I arrived at the restaurant I was soaked beyond description and looked spectacular. My boots left a squishy water trail on the polished tile of the Ark and gained me the title “Balls of Steel Uli “. Nobody else had taken their bike. Not even Frenchy. Just last week Modest Mike and I went to a get together and decided to head south to Charlie’s Shop afterwards for a couple of brews and laughs among bikes. The clouds looked grim, but we felt we’d make it before the grand pourdown. On 112th I wussed out , stopped and put on my rainjacket “just in case”. I was zipping it when the temperature suddenly dropped at least 15 degrees and the wind picked up menacingly. We took off and were suddenly caught in a raging thunderstorm with malicious lightning, earsplitting thunder, cruel, painful rain pellets and vicious, twisting wind gusts that slapped us violently from one side of the road to the other, robbing my breath, taking all my strength to keep the bike straight and on the road, getting my adrenaline up to inhumane levels. Two blocks later I couldn’t see sh*t, my face hurt from the pelting rain, breathing was difficult, as if under water, we were crawling in the middle of the road (using the white lines as “guiding stripes”), balancing against the still violent windgusts that changed directions every second - I tried to see something by peering over the rim of my glasses, the waterdrops, like pebbles pounding my eyeballs, my bike slides in the rain, there was no relaxing, no distraction possible. The curbs were kneedeep drenched in water, which, oddly, felt warm as opposed to the ice cold waterfalls that whipped us from all sides every which way. It rained as if the Great Flood was under way again. We were concentrating on the road, guessing our way through the elements- I felt like one of the guys in “Whale Wars” during a hurricane...Water EVERYWHERE. I couldn’t see street signs, visibility zero, it was an underwater ride within a waterspout. I rode clear by our exit, couldn’t see it, and then past the next one, when I noticed the bright lights of the gas station, Mike and I turned in and found shelter under the roof. Now, in the light, we could see the full extent and effect of the storm. Hard to believe we, or anyone, had been riding in that. I couldn’t help it, what a force of nature, what an adventure, soaked and dripping, I laughed so hard I almost fell off my bike. What a memory! What a glorious way to feel alive! There was not ONE spot on my body that
wasn’t soaked. Nope, not even there. Water poured over the rim of my boots and out between the seams.We waited for it to let up but, it just wouldn’t. So, holding our breath, we dove back out into the elements and made it to the shop for some cold beers, no more barhopping for us that night! What an insane, craaazy ride! I was thrilled to death. Drew Gaytan, of States MC, and “Sooner or Later Band” fame, can sing a song about that sort of thing. He just finished a 3,000-MILE ride to Michigan and back; Hundreds of miles in the rain - and why? For a SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR HIS MOM! He was giddy to see her face when she’d realize him being the one at the bbq grill. How do you like that? Of course, he went to see some old friends, definitely made some new ones, can’t help that when you’re Drew. He rode with the club boss, got to spend time with his dad - and, thankfully, made it back home to SoFla safe and sound. Glad to have you back , “Bad Boy”, LOL! This weather has a lot of our favourite places hurting, since only few people like to venture out in the rain - let’s keep in mind that the places we love to hang out at need us to be there, so: Support your favorite watering holes, musicians and bartenders. Take the damn cage if you have to. Let’s enjoy and celebrate the buddies, friends, family and brothers we have while we have them. Just last month, August 7th, we lost sweet Helen Gallardo to a careless driver. Her husband Ronnie still being in critical condition in the hospital - our condolences to Helen’s four beautiful children, loved ones and a speedy and full recovery to Ronnie. PLEASE JOIN US IN OUR EFFORT TO HELP THIS FAMILY IN THEIR TIME OF NEED. In lieu of sending flowers, a trust account has been established for Helen’s children. If you can, please make all donations payable to; John M. Famularo Gallardo Family Account. If checks are going to be mailed please send them to: John Famularo c/o ABC Roofing 3950 NW 120 Ave Coral Springs, Fl 33065 And, here I have to say it again, we just HAVE to become more massive in regards to traffic laws - any car hitting a bike needs to be immediately found at fault. Unless it turns out that the biker was reckless. Texting while driving needs to have a mandatory minimum fine of $1500. Penalties need to be exorbitant and begin, especially when a biker is hit, as voluntary manslaughter. Something drastic has to happen for car drivers to take motorcycles seriously. I can only suggest to join ABATE if you can - the more members, the more clout, the more results. For about $20 a year. Some people spend more than that at Starbucks per day. Just sayin’. Look for their monthly mag, it has a membership application attached, or www.abateflorida. com. September is the month to remember Steve Miller, Lou Torres, Bandana Rick and all of our brothers and friends who are GBNF, not just the Independents. Our hearts go out to all who have lost a loved one. September is the month to remember all of our Virgo and Libra birthday boys and girls, as well - right, Mike? Joe? WE are all so lucky y’all are here with us. If you’re still unsure about the Poker Run, it’s $50 or less per person on the KW campground, if that’s your thing. Main thing is, to enjoy life - nothing like feeling the wind in your face, smelling wild jasmine, bbq, rotten trash, ocean, fresh bread, feeling the temperature change, sometimes from block to block and looking at our paradise, best enjoyed with some brothers or friends by your side and the beautiful people we know and love. Stick together people, smile, hug, be happy. I really have NEVER seen a bike in front of a shrink’s office, as they say. Have you? Well, unless the shrink rides. You know I love you,man- Be safe out there, “ Ride Mutha Ride’ and ride it like you stole it.
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FESSING UP THEY DONT MAKE THE CONTINUING CRISIS WOULD’VE DRUGLORDS BEEN BETTER LIKE THEY USED TO First rule of holes: When you’re in one, quit digging. Roberto Pombrol, 45, of Vero Beach didn’t heed that bit of accepted wisdom when he crashed his company truck through a privacy fence and into a swimming pool. When police arrived, the soaking-wet Pombrol said he wanted to file a stolen vehicle report and had chased the truck on foot to the scene of the crash. However, he recanted when two witnesses said Pombrol was the only person near the vehicle after the crash and one motorist said the vehicle was going about 75 mph just before the crash, TCPalm reports. So Pombrol was charged with filing a false police report in addition to careless driving. Tampabay.com Posted by Times Editor at 08:43:00 AM on July 23 in | Permalink Widely feared Jamaican drug kingpin Christopher “Dudus”
Coke was arrested in June and extradited to New York City after being picked up wearing women’s clothes and a 1970s-style Afro wig too small for his head (with a pink wig on standby). The Jamaica Observer reported that Coke wet his pants as he was arrested. [Daily Mail, 6-24-10; Jamaica Observer, 6-27-10] Longtime South African drug lord Fadwaan “Fat” Murphy, speaking at a bail hearing in January in Cape Town, disclosed that he was born a hermaphrodite and has a separate identity (“Hilary”), which became relevant when arresting officers discovered that Murphy was wearing a strap-on penis. Nonetheless, he insists he is a man: “I look like a man. I talk like a man. I am a man.” [Sunday Times (Johannesburg), 1-10-10]
COSTS HOGS REPORTER HER JOB! Looks like this dedicated Gator fan forgot to put on her thinking cap. Springdale radio station KAKS, which calls itself Hog Sports Radio, apparently fired sports radio personality Renee Gork on Monday after she wore a Florida Gators hat at a news conference by Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino following a scrimmage by the Razorbacks, reports the (Little Rock) Arkansas Democrat Gazette . Renee Gork, a University of Florida graduate who began working at the station in July, was called out Saturday by Coach Bobby Petrino
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By: Barbara Hijek
after he answered a question posed by the radio personality. Asked to evaluate the scrimmage, Petrino gave Gork a routine answer but added a caveat: “And that will be the last question I answer with that hat on,” reports the Democrat Gazette. Petrino’s team lost to the Gators last season 23-20 at Florida. Hog Sports Radio general manager Dan Storrs declined to comment on personnel matters, confirming only that Gork was no longer working for the station. Hats off to Gork...or Hogwash?
We Have Rules! A team of anglers from Hatteras, N.C., had first place wrapped up in the prestigious Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament in June, salivating over their $1,231,575 prize money (including a bonus for single-largest catch), when judges discovered that one member of the Hatteras crew, Peter Wann, had not
gotten a $30 North Carolina coastal recreational fishing license before their boat pushed off that day. Under the rules, the entire team was disqualified, and the runner-up, from Cape Carteret, N.C., got the money. [Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Va.), 6-26-10]
FLORIDUH: PENIS PUMP SHAKEDOWN BILKS MEDICARE By Barbara Hijek It’s one thing that a pair of Hialeah companies were fraudulently billing Medicare for penis pumps at $395 a pop to supposedly help male patients combat impotence. It’s quite another that Charlie RX and Happy Trips also billed the federal health care program for vacuum erection systems to aid female patients battle erectile dysfunction, reports The Miami Herald. And what’s even more remarkable: Medicare paid the two medical equipment providers $28,600 after they submitted a total of $63,000 in false claims for the erection pumps, according to charges unsealed Monday in federal court in Miami. The criminal case highlights, yet again, Medicare’s chronic problem of paying bills quickly without first verifying them — a glaring flaw that has undermined the taxpayer-funded system during the past decade. Emilio Felipe Lopez, 47, president of Charlie RX, and Orlando Hernandez Estevez, 25, president of Happy Trips, were indicted on charges of health care fraud in February. Last week, FBI agents arrested the two Hialeah businessmen, who authorities say were in hiding. Both defendants are accused of stealing Medicare patients’ numbers and doctors’ identifications to submit nearly $2 million in bogus bills to the health care program for the elderly and disabled between October and February. Lopez’s company, Charlie RX, billed Medicare a total of $689,853 in phony claims
for medical equipment, including $41,000 for penis pumps for both male and female patients, according to authorities. Medicare reimbursed his business $370,853, including $24,000 for the pumps. Hernandez’s company, Happy Trips, submitted $1,188,956 in false claims for inhalation drugs and other medical services, including $22,000 for the erection systems, officials say. Medicare paid his business $364,120, including $4,600 for those systems. Earlier this year, Medicare shut down payments to both companies after FBI agents discovered a spike in billing activity and reported it to the agency’s antifraud contractor, Safeguard Services. According to authorities, medical equipment companies nationwide were paid $2.4 million last year after billing Medicare for vacuum erection systems — with 90 percent of those payments going to businesses in Florida. During the past decade, Miami-Dade County has gained the reputation as the nation’s capital of Medicare fraud, with an estimated $3.5 billion to $4.5 billion in fraudulent billing activity for medical equipment, infusion drugs, homebound diabetics and physical therapy. The latest trend, according to the FBI and U.S. attorney’s office, is phony billing for mental health services.
ON THE WATER WITH BIMINI JIM
The Eagle Has Landed
Spending the last 20 years of my life as a seaman, I have seen just about everything that the elements, man and Mother Nature have stashed in their saddlebags. Every once in a while, the job becomes somewhat redundant and after you have spent three weeks looking at the same ugly hairy male mugs; it is nice to see only beauty. ON JULY 22ND WE WERE DELIVERED A MAN MADE BEAUTY! THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD TRAINING SHIP EAGLE DOCKED AT BERTH 26 IN PORT EVERGLADES JUST ONE DAY EARLY IN ADVANCE OF TROPICAL STORM BONNIE. I OBTAINED THE EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS OF HER ARRIVAL, WHICH WERE PUBLISHED BY THE SUNSENTINEL AND
MIAMI HERALD. The ship is called “America’s Tall Ship”, she and the U.S.S Constitution are the only active sailing ships in the U.S. military. The Eagle is the United States Coast Guard’s training vessel; she is a threemasted sailing
Barque. Rookie Cadets sail the Eagle around the country and the world for public relations and goodwill. Today’s Eagle, the seventh in a long line of proud cutters to bear the name. It was built in 1936 by the Blohm & Voss Shipyard, Hamburg, Germany, as a training vessel for German Naval Cadets. It was commissioned Horst Wessel and following World War II was taken as a war prize by the United States. On May 15, 1946, the barque was commissioned into U.S. Coast Guard service as the Eagle and sailed from Bremerhaven, Germany to New London, Connecticut. She is a steel hulled vision at 295 feet long. Her masts reach 143 feet above her decks, she weighs in at 1784 tons and she can set 23,000 square feet of sail! When she is not sailing the high seas, her home port is New London, Connecticut, home of the United States Coast Guard Academy. Before reaching these docks she had visited Puerto Rico, Cartagena, Colombia, Cozumel and Tampa. Her journey will continue to Savannah, Georgia before returning back to home base. No picture can ever tell the true story of the USCG Eagle for only her lines know. One of the many perks to the life of a seaman. It is always a pleasure to tour one of our nation’s military ships and interact with our service members; they sacrifice so much for our freedom and liberty. Calm seas and cold ales, Bimini Jim www. jamesbalboni. com
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UM Football Is Ready To Take That Next Step No excuses. That’s the motto for the Hurricanes offense - and the whole team. This season, receiver Leonard Hankerson even had orange and green wristbands made up for each player to wear as a daily reminder and it’s a saying the team plans to take to heart. THERE WILL BE NO EXCUSES IF THIS TEAM DOESN’T MAKE A RUN AT THE ACC TITLE AND BEYOND. QB JACORY HARRIS’ RETURN TO HEALTH SHOULD HELP SPARK THE OFFENSE. The Canes floundered the latter part of last season when the quarterback was struggling through a painful hand injury that made gripping the ball difficult. Harris had post-season surgery and says he will be back at full strength. Harris has plenty of skilled weapons surrounding him. Running back and receiver are arguably UM’s most talented and deep positions. At tailback the team has Damien Berry, who emerged as a force last season, and the speedy, elusive Graig Cooper says he’s ready to go coming off knee surgery. The pair led UM’s running attack a year ago, combining for 1,309 yards and 12 touchdowns. Add in the flat out speed of Lamar Miller, who redshirted, as well as the talent of Mike James, who played fullback last season, and this is a four-headed position where anyone can make a play at any time. And that doesn’t include a talented freshman corps/ So, how can this team work around the football to all these talented runners? I say this because Miami’s receivers are also loaded. Leonard Hankerson passed up on the NFL and will draw plenty of attention from opposing defenses. That should free up speedster Travis Benjamin and the athletic Laron Byrd to make plays downfield. Aldarius Johnson is also a proven threat - and a favorite target of Harris - and Kendal Thompkins has made big stripes this fall. Add in, Tommy Streeter, who is a deep threat with his size and speed and, like running back, this is a spot where any number of players can show up a defense at any time. And speaking of defense - the Canes must find some impact players on defense for the Canes to truly be able to say they are back. Perhaps the biggest strength of this defense is the ends, where the talent runs three deep. Adewale Ojomo missed last year with a broken jaw but is back to the level that had coaches calling him a breakout player 2 years ago. DE Allen Bailey is a monster on the other side, and they are backed by talented players like Marcus Robinson, Olivier Vernon, Andrew Smith, and Dyron Dye. At tackle a key will be the progress of Marcus Fortson, who 46 BIKES & BEAUTIES • SEPTEMBER 2010
struggled with injuries a year ago. If he can fulfill his five-star potential then things should really fall into place on the live. Micanor Regis has shown flashes and is poised for a monster year, and Josh Holmes is a senior that is steady, if unspectacular performer. Curtis Porter is a rock in the middle who provides solio depth. A question mark is at linebacker, where it remains to be seen if Kylan Robinson can get the job done inside. Certainly Sean Spence and Colin McCarthy are playmakers here, but there is no proven third player who can get the job done. Both Ramon Buchanon and C.J. Holton are struggling if that remains the case then freshmen like Kevin Nelson will be forced into action. The secondary looks to be much improved, as there is finally some quality depth here. Demarcus Van Dyke and Brandon Harris are shut down corners, and Brandon McGee is coming into his own, which allows Harris to move to the slot in 3-receiver situations. Ryan Hills return from injury is big here, as he is a smart and physical corner. The safety position returns star-in-the-making Vaughn Telemaque, and opposite him are Ray Ray Armstrong, Jamal Reid, and the veteran JoJo Nicholas. Any of these three could emerge as the starter when the first game kickoff against Florida A&M. So, how good can this Canes team be in 2010? With a schedule that might be the toughest in the country - after FAMU, which should be clearly a first win, Miami travels to Ohio State, then Pittsburgh, then Clemson, before finally coming back home to play - Top State Riunz Florida State!! Not even the top Hurricane Forecasters in the country knows how to forecast that storm schedule. But the Hurricanes are packing 100 mile per hour winds again. They look real, like a team that must be respected...and that is the first step to the next stage of the Randy Shannon era. Marky Marc
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Keep The Rubber Side Down Well, that’s what we want to do, that’s our intention, the goal, etc. BUT!...... what do we do to make sure the rubber side stays down?
I SEE IT EVERY DAY, BIKES ARRIVE IN OUR SHOP AND A CUSTOMER WILL RAISE A CONCERN THAT THE BIKE IS HANDLING BADLY. THE FIRST QUESTION IS “WHAT PRESSURE DO YOU RUN YOUR TIRES AT”?, YOU WOULD BE SURPRISED AT THE ANSWERS I GET.
“I figured you guys checked it when I serviced it last” (typically that was 4 months ago) “I go by the manual”, (but they can’t remember what it was offhand) “I go by the inflation stamped on the tire sidewall” (FYI that is always a maximum inflation figure) OK, it occurs to me that one’s tire inflation is vastly overlooked, I know, you have been stuck in the office all frigging week and it’s the weekend and all ya wanna do is ride Clyde. Well that’s all I want for you too!, but I sure will feel better if you check those tires first so you don’t go barreling around a turn and blow a underinflated tire off the bead off your front wheel and become yet one more statistic!
Do I have your attention yet? Alright, I will come off my soapbox, and lets help you with some tire facts that may be helpful, my only goal is for you to be safe so you will live to an old age and own many motorcycles! Your owner’s manual will have all recommended tire pressures for your model in it. Don’t have an owner’s manual? Find the VIN sticker typically located (on a Harley) on one of your frame down tubes up forward, the recommended tire pressure for front and rear will be right on it. Tire Inflation is critical and we all tend to overlook it. It is paramount to tire wear, best possible gas mileage, and safety. We tend to overlook it on our car which is bad but at least if you blow out a tire on your car you (a) have a spare, (b) have 3 other tires to help keep control while you get off the road.
mended that car tires are replaced at 3/32” tread depth, motorcycles at 1/32” although in our shop the Service Advisors will tell you at 3/32”, and we will ask you to sign the work order declining replacement of any tire falling below 3/32”, all in the interest of safety. All of us have ridden on a tire that falls below this depth and have experienced what happens in a panic stop! Front tires with low tread depth will affect your steering, in the rain you will be well on your way to becoming one of those statistics I mentioned. Rear tires with low tread depth will affect your stopping ability, handling too, and in the rain, see the previous sentence. Actual Rear Tire – are you kidding me? Brand New rear @ 10/32” – aaaahhhhhhh! There is nothing like new rubber on my bike. The rear tire tends to lose its crown because we ride mostly straight roads here in S. Florida. This makes the bike feel as though it does not want to turn, but when you get that new rear tire, NICE!. So, we agree that proper inflation and tread wear are important factors. A recent development in technology is the introduction of Nitrogen in tires. Nitrogen molecules are larger than regular air therefore there is less loss in your tires, Any tire will lose pressure over time and Nitrogen helps reduce that loss. Ok, that’s my story and I am sticking to it. Please! Keep the Rubber Side Down, be safe and enjoy ! “Its not about what you ride, It’s about the ride” – Walter Davidson, The Enthusiast, 1926 RIDE SAFE, STEVE-O
With a motorcycle you: (a) have NO spare (b) have one tire to help you get off the road (let me know how you make out). There is a higher element of danger that we accept for the freedom of getting in the wind, but it behooves us to accept the increased need for ride preparation and not leave it to someone else! The next thing to be cognizant of is tread depth. It is recomwww.bikesbeauties.com
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1983 Honda CB650 Nighthawk Hardtailed, 41mm Wide Glide forks, 21” H-D wheel, Vortex clip ons, Magura hyd. controls, customs pipes, hand made seat, fender, fiberglass tank. Bike is fast & strong. Will fit a short man or a woman...5’ 5” max $3,500. Mike at 561.784.2992.
2008 H-D® FLSTSB Softail® Cross Bones™ Stk. #U074776 - Black Denim Twin-Cam 96B™. Lots of extras! Lowered, custom Apes, custom pipes $14,869. (305) 493-3994 Ext. 108 Marcelo Lopes (Falo Português/Hablo Español) firstname.lastname@example.org
2004 Fat Boy $9,995.00 28,221 miles. Two tone Sierra Red/Brilliant Silver Custom wheels, fuel injected, Vance & Hines exhaust, custom floor boards w/ matching passenger pegs, chrome accent’s throughout. 305.651.4811 xt. 108, ask for Chris Walden ChrisW@MiamiHarley.com
2005 Fat Boy $14,075.00 Black Pearl. Loaded with extras! Brand new chrome wheels, new Vance & Hines exhaust, new Screamin’ Eagle Race Tuner, chrome front end, chrome, chrome, chrome! Too muc h to list! 305.651.4811 xt. 108, ask for Chris Walden ChrisW@MiamiHarley.com
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2009 Carnivore Custom Rigid Chopper New rebuilt shovelhead w/20 miles, 5-sp, billet rear brake, wide glide billet triple trees; 200x16 60 spoke rear, 21” 60 spoke front . HiPerf. starter, S&S carb, custom pipes, Corbin seat, much more. Must see!$12,995. 954-943-6225 or 954-698-0847 Ace
DYNA Lowrider 80” Shovelhead/1340cc, Keith Black Pistons, Rivera Pro Clutch, 32 Amp Charge, Stock w/Custom Acc., 21“ Front, New Starter, Battery, Solenoid, Starter Gear, 1200-2000 miles on top end. $8,000. 954.779.3669 email@example.com
2005 Softail Deluxe $13,597.00 10,918 miles. Black Cherry. Fuel injected, Stage 1 w/ Python exhaust and windshield. Zero down financing with approved credit! 305.651.4811 xt. 108, ask for Chris Walden ChrisW@MiamiHarley.com
1942 BMW R75 750cc, Military Model, with Side Car. $9,000. Call John at 305-325-0775
2007 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883L LOW 1,100 miles, just had 1,000 mile service @ dealer. Includes 3+ transferable Extended Warrantee! Asking $ 6,999 OR BEST OFFER!! Call Ron 954.543.2819
1969 BMW R60 600cc, Original White. $9,000. Call John at 305-325-0775
2003 100th Anniversary FLTR Road Glide $9,999.00 73,106 miles. All service records! Runs great! Loaded with extras! Tour Pack with rear speakers, chrome front end, Stage 1, air horn, chrome, chrome, chrome! HD 1-year motorcycle warranty starts at time of purchase and can be extended to 5 years! 305.651.4811 xt. 108, ask for Chris Walden ChrisW@MiamiHarley.com
1976 FLH Shovelhead Silver & black, Factory rebuilt motor with 870 miles. Everything chrome! Runs excellent. Mint condition. GMA billet brakes and controls, S+S carb. Much more. Reduced to $8,500.00 Call Ace Tues.- Sat. 954-943-6225 Sun.- Mon. 954-698-0847
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