THE LIFE & TIMES OF MOTORCYCLES AND THE PEOPLE WHO RIDE THEM
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Last month Trish did a hell of a job pulling together the April issue of Born To Ride DMV while I was in Asia. KT, Janell, Midget and the rest of the DMV team have been busy attending events and getting Born To Ride out on the streets. When I began writing there was a bike covered in soap in my driveway and we were in the full-court-press to complete the June issue in order to go to print before the long Memorial Day weekend. I found myself rushing just to get it done on time and realized that is not what Born To Ride is about. Yes we have deadlines and tight schedules, but in the end it is most important to preserve the quality and integrity of the magazine for our sponsors, partners, and readers. So we decided to take our time, do it right, and send everyone home to start the long weekend. Our long weekend began with the 16th Annual Ride of the Patriots to Rolling Thunder at Patriot HarleyDavidson in Fairfax, Virginia. The ride is organized by the Fairfax Harley Owners Group (HOG) and is the largest escorted ride to the Pentagon in Virginia. We had perfect weather and it was a terrific event, attended by 400,000 riders. John Grahor offered us his 2006 Electra Glide to use as a photography support vehicle. Over 5,000 riders showed up to Patriot H-D, and by 8 a.m. bikes were lined up on route 29 for nearly a mile. Squeals on Wheels served breakfast sandwiches and coffee. The ceremonies began with a parade. Mayor R. Scott Silverthorne of Fairfax and other local officials were present, and Commander Kirk S. Lippold gave a recount of the events of the attack on the U.S.S. Cole. We observed a moment of silence and then descended upon our nation’s capital in honor of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Longer days mean waning sunsets, waxing afternoons, and more rides. Tomorrow we get back to the daily grind. Today, we tell the story of the life and times of motorcycles and the people that ride them for those whose sacrifice so generously gave us this time. Kalani Matthews
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“I love my family very much and try to make sure they all know it.”
Jamie McCloud grew up in Crossville, Tennessee and attended an elementary school with less than 90 other kids. He was the “guy you wouldn’t look at and think he could beat you up.” He worked in the woods digging up boulders to sell at the local stone yard for money. Always into mixed martial arts, he loved the idea of becoming one of the few and the proud and of course an infantryman. As a Marine, Jamie was stationed with the 2nd battalion, 4th Marines (2/4). From September to December 2001, 2/4 served as the Quick Reaction Force during Operation Noble Eagle for the western half of the United States in response to the September 11 attacks. Leaving shortly after this mission for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit in Okinawa, 2/4 was called upon to give humanitarian aid to East Timor and served in country from October to November 2002. In February 2004, “The Magnificent Bastards” deployed to Ramadi, Iraq, the provincial capital of the Al Anbar Province in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The battalion conducted support and stability operations (SASO) until April 6 when insurgent activity simultaneously burst into a twoday barrage of toe-to-toe fighting. During this time Jamie led his fire team in numerous engagements against anti-coalition forces including more than 20 raids and over 100 other combat missions and high-intensity fire fights. This resulted in the capture of insurgents and saving of Marine lives. Until the unit’s departure in October, insurgent activity remained sporadic and equal in
ferocity to the initial battle of April 6 and 7. The remainder of the tour focused on counterinsurgency operations. The Magnificent Bastards continued to serve with distinction while engaging insurgent forces in Iraq. Jamie always did what he needed to protect his fellow Marines. Tragically, four scout snipers from 2/4 were killed on a rooftop on June 21, 2004. For his actions in Ramadi, Lance Corporal Jamie McCloud was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Combat “V”. Following his combat tours, Jamie spent three years in and out of the hospital being treated for PTSD and fighting to find his passion in life again. He began amateur MMA fighting until the rules changed and a determination about his vision ended his fight career. He decided to keep as close to the sport as he could by training and starting his own company Fracture Lab Fight Wear - www.fracturelabfightwear.com . Jamie also used his website development skills to build USMCBEENTHERE.com, a help site for fellow combat veteran Marines. Today Jamie lives with his girlfriend Erica and their two service dogs Ciera & Vakker who help him get through everyday life. He believes it is paramount for all disabled veterans to feel loved and needed. Midget
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DC BEAUTY THROUGH MEMORIALS
Washington, DC by day is open with wide tree lined avenues inviting all to ride. With each block you ride you are treated to history commemorated in marble, granite, and bronze. Riding into the city, the key avenues are Constitution and Independence bounding the Reflecting Pool and museum-lined National Mall. For orientation, we ride into the city from Virginia across the Memorial Bridge. From any direction as you enter the traffic circle before the bridge you can travel into the city from this same circle you can visit Arlington National Cemetery or the Iwo Jima. For anyone who has ridden Rolling Thunder this bridge and route will be familiar. As you cross the bridge lean left into the circle and then left again at the light. At the end of the short block you will come to Constitution Ave, turn right and find a parking space. On a weekend, holiday or at night, parking should be easy. Put the kickstand down and enjoy.
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The Lincoln Memorial is open 24-hours a day. The building is a classic Greek Doric temple that at night stands solitary, white, against the blackness. As you approach this temple and climb the steps the 19-foot sculpture of the 16th President sits authoritarian, deliberate, and intent. Inside the memorial when facing Lincoln, walk to his left side moving to the back of the memorial … look up towards the back of Lincoln’s head. There in the wave of his hair, is the profile of Robert E. Lee facing south towards his home, Arlington House! Lee’s land and home was confiscated for back taxes during the Civil War and today is, Arlington National Cemetery. As you descend the steps you are presented with a stunning view the Washington Monument and Capitol building both reaching into the sky and laying before you reflected on the still waters of the Reflecting Pool. By day it is a spectacular picture of colors and beauty, by night a handsome black and white image.
Within yards are the Korean War Veterans Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. At the other end of the reflecting pool sits the World War II Memorial. Approaching the Vietnam Memorial you first come to three soldiers cast in bronze. These forever young men, like the memories of ones lost, reflect the steadfast strength of their fallen comrades listed on the nearby wall. On the opposite side of the pool is the Korean War Memorial. At night the Korean War memorial is haunting. As your eyes adjust to the low light, you come to make out a squad on patrol … 19 statues frozen in time. These silent guardians of freedom step out of the dark, into your life. Take the time to look into their faces. Each one is unique. You feel their cold. You see in their faces the strain, concentration, apprehensions and fear of walking a patrol. This memorial allows you to feel its theme “Freedom is Not Free.” Once you’ve beheld these first treasures, head back to your bike because the sightseeing is just beginning. If you ride Rolling Thunder you may be too busy with the crowds and all the bikes to notice the sites of the city. Fire the bike up and head east away from the Lincoln and towards the Washington Monument the world’s tallest stone structure. Standing on a slight rise in the ground this obelisk is a central landmark for anyone touring DC. The Washington Monument is the world’s tallest stone structure. A 23-year funding break resulted in two colors of marble. Looking left you can glimpse the back of the White House. Due to security concerns Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House is now a walking mall only. You can ride around the White House; you just can’t ride close to it. In a few blocks the Capitol looms in front of you. At the light turn right on to 3rd Street, take a minute and find parking. Here is the face of the U.S. Capitol seen by the world. Standing atop of the Capitol dome is the Statue of Freedom. For those who have earned the Iraq campaign medal, Freedom decorates the back of that medal. By day you can tour the capitol and see the bullet holes, from British muskets, reminders of the only time our city fell to foreign troops in August of 1814. Below the Capitol stands the majestic tribute to Union General and later President Ulysses S. Grant. Best viewed by day and not lit at night, the memorial is a stirring homage to the man and what he secured for the country. The outlaying statues display animation frozen in bronze of horses and men locked in battle. As you cross back 3rd Street the Mall lays before you. Lined with museums on both sides, American Indian, U.S. History, from art to dinosaurs, from flags to first ladies gowns, it’s all there before you. Climb back on your bike and get ready to explore so many other great places. One landmark in the city is not a monument of stone but a great place to grab a bit to eat. Ben’s Chili Bowl 1213 U St. NW has been a DC fixture for over half a century. Try the chili half-smoke! Back across Memorial Bridge in Arlington you have the National Cemetery and next to it the Marine Corps Memorial often called the Iwo Jima Memorial. The treasure of our nation with over 200 years of this country’s history is here for you to visit. On any weekend, most holidays, and nights the avenues of the city are open to you and your bike to enjoy and share your rumble of freedom, as you ride through the nation’s memorials to our history. John Dwyier
• You may tour the White House. The best tour and way to see the White House is you need to secure a ticket from one of your local members of congress in advance. • To tour the Capitol building you will need to contact the Capitol Visi tor Center and secure a reservation in advance. Tours fill quickly. • The Washington Monument is closed due to damage from an earth quake August 2011. • Lincoln, Jefferson, FDR, and M.L. King as all of the war memorials are all open 24-hours a day. • The National Archives is open every day of the summer hours of op eration are from 10 AM to 7 PM. • Arlington House (Custis-Lee Mansion) is open every summer day from 9:30 Am to 4:30 PM. • Supreme Court Monday – Friday 9 AM to 4:30 PM Closed on Sat urday and Sunday and Federal Holidays. • Smithsonian is open every day of the year except 25 December. Museums include Castle, African Art, Air and Space, Natural History, American Art and Portrait Gallery, Renwick Gallery, American History American Indian, Freer Gallery and Hirshhorn. All are open from 10 AM to 5 PM. Please check in advance many of the museums extend their hours at different times of the year • Ben’s Chili Bowl Monday – Thursday 6 AM to 2 AM, Friday 6 AM to 4 AM, Saturday 7 AM to 4 AM and Sunday 11AM to 11 PM. As of this writing this information is correct. Please check before your visit. With current government funding issues changes in hours and visiting may change.
Driving in DC
Avenues radiate out from the capitol building intersecting with rectangles and circles. The Capitol building is the hub and from this central point the city is divided into four sections. NE (North East), SE, NW and SW. All names and address reflect their respective position from the capital building. Diagonal streets are most often named after states such as Pennsylvania Avenue which connects the White House and the U.S. Capitol Building. All number streets run north and south, lettered streets run east and west. So if you are on 3rd Street, you are much closer to the Capitol building than on 17th Street. Likewise, if you are on C Street you are closer than on H Street. Also look to see the zone such as NW or SW. There is no “J” street in DC, as in the 18th century the letters “I” and “J” were indistinguishable. There are also no streets named X, Y or Z. So if you are looking at 1219 K Street NW you are between 12 and 13 streets away from the Capital and about 10 streets above and west of the capital building. Simple. Since the adoption of Home Rule in the District some naming conventions have changed, however, down around the mall the old ways still work well. As you drive in DC, you need to be very careful to watch for one way or closed streets. Due to scheduled events, streets may be closed and due to construction streets can be set up for one way traffic. Due to the prolific use of speed cameras in the district, don’t even think of committing to an intersection that is on an orange light. And remember, drivers in DC are from everywhere in the world and often drive like it.
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ALL AMERICAN HARLEY-DAVIDSON OPEN HOUSE
the way life is sometimes in movies. And then he phoned – a strange coincidence – a few months ago. I just thought I would give him a call and see how he was. I wanted to know how he was after the disappointment of Hemingway, and he asked, “Tony did you get my message?” I said, “No.” He said, “I just left you a message.” “What?” He said, “I’ve got a script … you’re not phoning me to answer my message?” I said, “No. I haven’t even picked up my messages this morning.” He said, “Oh, well this is propitious or fortuitous. I’ve got the script here called THE WORLD’S FASTEST INDIAN. A beautiful story; I don’t know if you would be interested in playing a racing driver, a racing bloke.” So I got the script that afternoon and I thought it was just terrific. It is a unique script, I don’t know what it is about it; it is just well written, very very well written, beautifully written, and so refreshing. It’s not the bang bang, of big Hollywood movies. It’s got much more variety and for me it’s a big change because it’s a real winner of a guy. I’ve had a good career playing psychopaths or uptight people, and I’m fed up with those, I don’t want to play any more of them. This is my life now, I’m a very happy guy and Burt Munro’s philosophy and character suits my temperament.
Anthony Hopkins On Burt Munro
Anthony Hopkins stars as Burt Munro, a man who never let the dreams of youth fade. In the late 1960s, after a lifetime of perfecting his classic Indian motorcycle, Burt sets off from the bottom of the world, Invercargill, New Zealand, to clock his bike at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. With all odds against him, Burt puts his irrepressible kiwi spirit to the test, braving the new world on a shoestring budget. He makes fast friends of many he encounters along the way who find themselves swept up in his energy and singular determination. Burt’s quest culminates in an unlikely conclusion and remains legendary within the motorcycle community to this day. THE WORLD’S FASTEST INDIAN is a script based on Burt Munro’s journeys to Bonneville during the 1960s. It follows the road to fulfilling a dream – and the magic in the true story of a man who believed, “If it’s hard, work
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harder; if it’s impossible, work harder still. Give it whatever it takes, but do it.” Playing this eccentric and lovable character is Academy Award Winner? Anthony Hopkins. THE WORLD’S FASTEST INDIAN captures Munro with all his power, his determination, his creativity, his charm, his eccentricity – told through the eyes of a director who knew the man personally, and has never wavered from his own dream of making Munro’s story.
Anthony Hopkins On getting involved with the project
I worked with Roger Donaldson years ago on The Bounty, 1983, in Tahiti and New Zealand. Then years passed by and I hadn’t seen Roger for a longtime, and then we were going to do a movie called Papa, about Ernest Hemingway, and that didn’t work out. And Roger was kind of disappointed and so was I; but that’s
Well I’m no speed freak myself, but Burt Munro, in the documentary that Roger filmed, Burt loved speed. He was, I don’t know if he was obsessed with it, but he loved the thrill of speed, he said that you can live more in 5 minutes on a motorbike going high speed than you can in your whole lifetime. That was the challenge. I suppose there are obviously people who flirt with mortality. I mean, you’re taking a huge challenge, a courageous challenge to risk your life … Donald Campbell was the same, to break the world speed water record. And he was killed in the process, breaking the actual record, and he said he was scared every time he got into Bluebird. But that was it - to overcome fear is the greatest virtuous courage and I think Burt is one of those characters, one of those guys. That’s his whole philosophy of life, to live life to the full, because “When you’re dead you’re a longtime dead” he says, and “Once you’re dead you never come back.” I’m not a speed thrill freak though - I’m a careful driver, so I don’t like speed. I used to when I was younger but now, I like to live.
Anthony Hopkins On the Script
It is such a good script, Roger wrote it and I’ll add little things here and there; it’s not written in stone. But it is such a good script you don’t need to change the structure of it, and I don’t want to replace lines. But I sometimes make a line sound more natural because I may have difficulty with the consonant sound which is too New Zealand for me and I’ll say well can I ... ? For example, I’ve got one coming which is “No harm in asking.” Well I don’t know if I can handle that, so I’ll say “Well I thought I would
Did you know: Munro’s Indian Scout was a early off the production line, the 627th Scout to leave the factory.
ask.” I don’t know, maybe I will just put it that way and say “I thought I’d ask,” which is easier. Little things like that, anything to make it simpler.
Anthony Hopkins On working with Roger
If you have a director who has an equanimity in his temperament, that’s good. If you get someone shouting and screaming – and that can come from an actor as well and I’ve done that in my past and I admit it; that doesn’t help anyone. If you can express irritability take it aside instead of being public about it. … Some directors are vociferous and noisy and scream and shout and you can’t work like that. With this crew, which is the best crew I have worked with in many years, why create trouble? Just get on with your job, learn your lines, as the guy’s preparing his lighting and the sound guys are doing their stuff, and the props and wardrobe people, everyone’s doing a job and that’s what it is. … That’s what it is, it’s a job and I’ve taken some years to learn how to settle into this kind of respect for people for what they’re doing. And maybe Burt’s spirit is around us, because he seemed to be such a decent fun man and I liked his wonderful sense of humor, when he only loved the ladies and says, “Well I think a nice couple of ladies around can help a party go.” You know, I love that bloke Burt, he was – he’s a great, great personality, probably a very generous man as well.
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I don’t know if he was obsessed with it, but he loved the thrill of speed, he said that you can live more in 5 minutes on a motorbike going high speed than you can in your whole lifetime.
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Director Roger Donaldson Statement
I first met him late one winter’s night in Invercargill in 1971. Burt was excited that some young filmmakers had come all the way down from Auckland to meet this old man and discuss the possibility of a documentary about his exploits. In his enthusiasm he wheeled an old 1920 Indian Scout motorcycle out of the cinder-block shed where he lived and jumped on the kick- starter. The engine roared to life; a sound to split your eardrums. Lights started coming on in the neighbors’ houses. When Burt finally stopped revving the engine and you could once again hear, the night was filled with the yells of his disapproving neighbors suggesting that 11 p.m. was an inappropriate time to start “demonstrating” his un-muffled motorcycle.
Roger Donaldson On Burt Munro
Did you know: Munro’s Indian Scout was a early off the production line, the 627th Scout to leave the factory.
He was a character and I think that if we captured that great quality that he had about what he was doing with his life, we will have made a great film. He was really, really happy although there were things that happened in his life that I’m sure had an impact on him, like when he was 14, his twin brother was killed. I’m sure that must have had an impact on him. Not that he ever admitted it, but this was a guy who, as his grandson said, wanted to die with his boots on. … This was a guy who really loved motorcycles and was obviously very talented in riding them and was also very talented in making them go fast. He also had an interesting philosophy on his life. And it is that philosophy about growing old and having dreams and ambition … that’s what I think that this movie is about, it’s less about his motorbike in a way, it’s less about motorcycles, it’s more about just the philosophy of life.
Did you know: Anthony Hopkins has won many awards in his carreer from Oscars, Emmys to Royal Academy Music!
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OVER COMING MY FEAR
The motorcycle industry is known for rough-and-tumble personalities and fearlessness. Growing up in the industry, these stereotypes angered me: my father was not a gang member; he looked more like Santa with a shorter, colored beard! Sales associates at the local Harley-Davidson dealership bought me birthday gifts; these were nice, caring people I interacted with on a weekly basis, not what the media portrayed. And they were not fearless. When I was about 5 years old my mother told my father he needed a hobby, so he went and put his name on the waitlist for a brand new Road King. Motorcycling had always been
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one of his passions; as a teen he started in the same dealership that I work in now. But as many men do, he gave up his motorcycle when my mother put her foot down. To be fair, he had taken a corner too sharply and only the license plate had saved her from flying off the back, but that’s a story for another day. For my brother and me, the prospect of a motorcycle was thrilling! These iron horses were the dinosaurs of adventure, and nothing was better than riding with our daddy. One of my fondest memories with my father is a road trip we took through Virginia on the back of his Road King. It instilled a love of nature—there was something so magical about riding on the open road and having an unperturbed view of how green the grass looked against the Blue Ridge Mountains and how the hills rolled along with us. During the trip I fell asleep in grass, jumped a fence to get closer to a waterfall, fell asleep in a fancy restaurant after executing perfect manners all night, and made new friends at Bed & Breakfast. Almost all of which shocked my father. When I was that young, motorcycling was nothing more than a fun adventure that let me have time alone with my daddy. Motorcycling isn’t all fun and games, though. When I was 10 my father took a trip to the Artic Circle from Virginia. During this trip my mother sat my brother and I down on my bed, and with sunshine flooding my messy room, told us our father had died in Montana. Thankfully, this was just a serious case of miscommunication; he had been in a severe accident, but wasn’t dead. Yet, when we picked him up at the airport, he was unrecognizable. I feared him and felt forced to help him through his recovery because I couldn’t even bring myself to look at him. Following his accident I refused to get on a motorcycle for nearly 10 years. I learned fear, while my father jumped right back into the dangerous waters. At 18, I was hired in a local dealership as a cashier, and I continued to work and grow in the dealership on breaks from college. By 19, I was once again on the back of a motorcycle. This wasn’t magic, though; it was realization through other children’s eyes that motorcycling can be filled with heartbreak. I saw other fathers leave their children behind, and I wondered how those fathers could be so careless. I realized that all the heartbreak was associated with human error—you could crash a motorcycle as easily as you could fall down the stairs. With this knowledge, I began to overcome my fear. I approached a co-worker with whom I was close to and asked for help. He put me on the back of his bike and rode gently until I was comfortable enough to go further distances and dip lower in the curves. The next step was my license. I aced the classroom period, but the practical frayed my nerves. I almost didn’t finish the course. Every time I picked my feet up and let the bike roll, I felt the fear crash low in my stomach. The morning of the exams, I rolled over in my bed and examined the knots in my stomach. I was terrified, but that’s why I was there—to overcome the fear. Also, my father always taught me to finish what I started, so that is just what I did. Growing up in the industry you learn all sides to motorcycling. There are gangs; there is a general lack of respect for authority; there are injuries and deaths. There are also good people, laughs, and good memories. There is freedom and there is family, and what you find in that family is respect. They all have fear, but it is a healthy fear, one that leads them to respect the roads they ride, the machines they love, and the people they support. That’s what my father taught me when he showed me that motorcycling is in the blood and it is a family I will always have at my side. Megan Dwyier
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Routine inspection and lubrication of the clutch cable will help prevent it from breaking. If it breaks while you’re in motion, it’s possible to shift the motorcycle without the clutch—just roll off the throttle and press hard on the lever. It will be jerky and probably not quiet, but it will get you into the next gear.
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Stopping smoothly with a broken clutch cable is more complicated. If possible, travel to a place where help will be available, or where you will at least be able to pull off and park the bike in a safe place while you go to find help. Slow the bike gradually, downshifting one gear at a time until you arrive at first gear. If possible, shift the bike into neutral before you come to a stop (though this will be difficult on some bikes). If you are unable to find neutral, wait until you’re ready to stop, then shut off the engine using the engine cut-off switch. Be prepared—with the engine and transmission still engaged, this stop will be anything but smooth. If the clutch cable breaks while the motorcycle is stopped, quickly apply the brakes, forcing the engine to stall. Some motorcycles are equipped with hydraulic clutches that use fluid pressure instead of a cable to engage and disengage the clutch. A rapid loss of fluid will cause a problem identical to a broken cable: you won’t havecontrol over the clutch mechanism, and the same emergency procedures will apply.
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Are You and Your Motorcycle Ready? Preparation & Planning! It’s that time of the year when many of us who like to travel by motorcycle take trips. Americade is one of the biggest events every June, attracting riders from all over. As I sit here having “prepared” for a motorcycle “float” trip in the morning to Natural Bridge, VA, the concepts of planning and preparation are all too apparent. This is the time of year many of us will take off for our favorite destination or points unknown. There is nothing like being comfortable while traveling by motorcycle. Nothing is more miserable than being uncomfortable. Uncomfortable is also distracting and can detract from timely and accurate control input to motorcycle handling. Riding in inclement weather requires focus and a heightened degree of awareness. Did you know there is no “standard” of “waterproof” in the commercial and retail industry? It can be anything from “waterresistant” to “impermeable.” If there is a lack of permeability, is it from the outside in, inside out, or both? Lack of breathability can be just as uncomfortable as being wet in the first place. When considering wet weather gear for motorcycling, you need to be able to sit in the bathtub and stand in the shower without getting wet through the riding gear. Once you are comfortable with your gear how do you wear it? What gets tucked into the boots, what stays on the outside? Do your glove openings go inside or outside your jacket sleeve cuff? How tightly closed does the jacket collar need to be? How do you keep water from your wet pants from running up inside your motorcycle jacket/rain jacket while underway? Planning and preparation, that’s how! You’ve managed to provide an impermeable layer between the elements and your body. You’re good to go, right? Well, almost. How long do you plan to ride in the rain between breaks? The wind blowing over your wet clothes provides evaporation. Evaporation provides cooling. Even though you’re dry to the bone, your body tries to generate more heat to offset this cooling effect; cold and dehydration may set in. If there are plans to ride long stretches between stops while wet, heated gear close to the body can provide a much-desired level of comfort. Eventually the rain will end, and you will have to stow all these layers you have been wearing for the next rainy day. Permanently affixed or removable luggage for your bike makes this chore quite doable. If not a good dry-bag (waterproof) and bungee cords can work just fine. Just make sure it attaches such
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as not to adversely affect the handling of your motorcycle. Anyone who has taken MSF’s Basic RiderCourse knows the acronym TCLOCS, as relates to bike preparation. It stands for Tires and Wheels, Controls, Oil and other fluids, Chassis, and Side stand. When customers show up to take advanced/refresher training on their motorcycles, tire air pressure is still one of the most glaring deficiencies. Get a good tire gauge and leave it with your bike. If you own/ride multiple bikes leave a tire gauge in each one. If you don’t know the manufacturers’ suggested tire pressure it is located on the bikes data plate. Normally this is located in the vicinity of the bike’s VIN number. Portable tire pumps and compressors are available. Where tires are concerned, will they last the entire trip? Do you need to make prior arrangements to have replacements available at a stop along the journey? Perhaps you should avoid the hassle and just invest in new rubber before even heading out? Do you carry a tire repair kit? Do you know how to use it? Oil and filter change? Brake fluid? Spare parts (fuses, bulbs, zip ties, duct tape, electrical tape)? Do all the lights and signals work? How about the horn? Is the gas tank full? If you’re carrying a passenger and/or extra gear is the suspension adjusted properly? Is the weight of the cargo distributed properly? So you’re going to be dressed for success,
and your bike is good to go. When was the last time you practiced? Not just riding to and from but really worked on the coordination of skills? What’s the correlation between brakes and throttle on the bike’s suspension? Is weight transfer to the front or rear of the bike a good thing? When? If you’re planning to carry a passenger and/or cargo have you practiced with the configuration? What’s different from riding by alone? How about communication—rider to passenger, rider to another rider on a bike traveling with us? Are you using electronic media attached to your bike through your helmet? Will it just be helmet-to-helmet? How about hand signals and avoiding distractions? Traveling with electronic media means keeping it functioning throughout the trip and a backup plan if it doesn’t work properly. I have covered a few thoughts about travel preparation, and MSF has their SEE strategy. The Basic Course provides good detail on what they suggest and the employment of this mental strategy. Knowing what threats to expect, when to expect them, where they are most likely to come from, and how to prioritize are game changers: providing time and space, protecting your space, seeing and being seen … selfpreservation. Planning and preparation … the goal is to have and not need, versus need and not have. Enjoy the ride!
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Finding the right Tattoo Artist for you
Are you ready to get your tattoo? Wait; do you know what you want? Going into a tattoo shop and saying “I want a tattoo but I don’t know what I want” is exasperating to most tattoo artists. Having some idea or image, which doesn’t have to be complicated or infused with deep meaning, is helpful. Remember artists are not Xerox machines, (regardless of what you see on TV) they are illustrators with specific styles in which they interpret ideas. There are plenty of tattoo shops to choose from; you may have to travel a little, and remember some artists could be booked for days, weeks, and even months. Have you thought of the style you’re looking for? Do your research. Look at portfolios and find an artist whose work is appealing to you. There are so many styles out there to choose from that are amazing, so look around and see what catches your eye. If you want a bird, don’t look for “birds” in their portfolio, but look at the style in which they approach shading, composition, or color. It makes more sense to go to the artist who does the style you’re looking for. Don’t ask the artist who does more of a traditional style when you want something that looks more realistic. It is helpful to bring references that will assist the artist see what you see. I’ve
brought in cut up internet pictures before to get my vision across. Don’t ever feel embarrassed about references to explain your vision. Believe me the artist will appreciate it. A good artist will work with you and help you design the tattoo for you. Sometimes a consult fee will be added, and don’t ever ask to take the art with you. It’s not yours until it’s on your skin! This is going on you permanently, so take your time if you have to. It’s worth the wait. Also, not all tattoos can be done in one session, sometimes it takes time. Some tattoos need to have a few sessions to complete, especially large ones. Plan that out with your artist and discuss the amount of time that it’s going to take and discuss your time and budget. Don’t haggle, it’s rude. Keep in mind that when you make your first appointment you will be asked to leave a deposit, this is required to reserve your time slot and will be subtracted from the total of your session or can be carried over if you are going to have other sessions to complete your tattoo. If you need to reschedule your appointment you must do it in a timely manner. Be courteous of your tattoo artist’s time; it is valuable just like your time is. With ample time of a cancellation there is a better chance they can fill your time slot with someone else. Next month we will discuss how to prepare you for your appointment.
TERRY IRVING LAUNCHES HIS BOOK AT COLEMAN POWERSPORTS/EAGLE RIDER DC Terry just published his first novel, “Courier” which is a thriller built around a motorcycle courier delivering film in 1972 (when motorcycle couriers were Kings and Queens in DC.) He picks up a roll of film and finds out that the reporter, cameraman, and source are all dead, the main film is missing, and someone is trying to kill him to shut him up. It’s getting 5-star reviews and is available across the country and in Europe. You can get this book at Amazon or Barns&Nobles. For more info reach out to Terry at terryirving.blogspot.com BTR 24 | BORNTORIDE.COM
today! MOTORCYCLE MUTTS AND PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER WANT YOU TO ADOPT YOURS TODAY Dogs and cats are given their basic shots, de-wormed and a microchip. They are given a safety evaluation and exposure to humans and other animals.
Name: Bella Sex: Female Breed: Bull Dog Mix Age: 3 yrs. Weight: 66 lbs
Name: Jungle Sex: Male Breed: Pit-bull Age: 10 mo. Weight: 43 lbs
Name: Molly Sex: Male Breed: Beagle Mix Age: 5 yrs. Weight: 52 lbs
Hi, I’m Bella. I’m not quite sure why I am here. All I know is that my former owners said something about moving and that they might be allergic to me. This kind of made me depressed. I wonder if I did something wrong. Please forgive me if I seem a little timid or shy when you meet me. I would give anything to be happy, loved, and have a quiet home. If you could just be patient with me and give me time to come out of my shell, you will see how much love I have to give. We could exercise together and then you could pet me the other 23 hours. All I need if for you to give me a chance.
Hey, I’m Jungle. Let me tell you first that I am a hand full, but I’m a pup and it’s my job! My former owner wasn’t able to care for me anymore and thought it would be in my best interest to allow me to find someone who could. I have been here since mid March. Not sure why, I am good looking, very playful, and I love everyone. I do need some training. I am a quick learner though. They say I would do good in a home with a mature female to give me direction. Why do us guys keep hearing that? Like we can’t take care of ourselves. I still need to be neutered, but otherwise I have a clean bill of health and all my shots. If you are looking for someone to bring fun and laughter to your home, I’m your guy!
Hello, my name is Molly. I am very sweet and get along great with everyone of every species. I am even eligible for Seniors 4 Seniors. One of my favorite things is getting a mani-pedi. I also love food, but it does not love my mid section. So I am going to need help from you to put me on a good exercise routine. Need to get my beach bod back. The reason I am here is because I was peeing in the house. When my former owner brought me to the shelter, they took me to the vet and found out that I had a UTI and needed meds. I had never been to the vet before, but now I have a clean bill of health, am up to date on all my shots, and even got spayed. All I need now is someone to run & play with me during the day and then snuggle up with on the couch in the evening. Hope to see you real soon!
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What is Your Bike Worth Probably Less Than You Think We motorcyclists are a different breed. For most of us our motorcycles are more than a mode of transportation; they are literally an extension of us. Over time we modify and customize our bikes to make them unique. When a negligent driver damages or destroys our bike they have not just damaged or destroyed a vehicle; they have damaged or destroyed part of us. Our bikes can have value to us that is beyond market forces. That value can come from the rides we have taken on them, how long they have been in the family, or any number of things. However, to an insurance company, a defendant, or a court your motorcycle is only worth what the market says it is worth. If your motorcycle is totaled the insurance company is only required to pay you the fair market value of your bike regardless of how much you owe on it or how much you think it is worth. Fair market value is the amount the motorcycle would sell for on the open market. This should not to be confused with what you would ask for if you were to sell it. It should also not be confused with what you owe on it or what you have invested in it. These things are unimportant and often irrelevant in determining what your bike is worth. The insurance companies will often look to the NADA guide to gauge the value of your motorcycle. They will also look to see what similar motorcycles are selling for in your geographic area. I often get complaints that the insurance company is not taking into consideration aftermarket items such as additional chrome in computing the value of a client’s motorcycle. While extras and modifications can increase the value of a motorcycle, fair market value is not computed by taking what you paid for the bike and adding up all that you have invested in it. If you add $2,000 worth of chrome to your bike that does not necessarily mean the bike is worth $2,000 more than before you added it. The question is how much it will cost a buyer to go out and purchase another bike like it. The answer to that question is usually less than the owner thinks. Try going on Craigslist or EBay and seeing how much bikes like yours are selling for. That is why I tell clients that if you want to put chrome on your motorcycle, do it because you like chrome, not because you want to add value to your bike. So what can you do to protect your bike? First and foremost, if you are financing your motorcycle consider gap insurance. Gap insurance pays the difference of what the
motorcycle is worth, and what you owe. It keeps you from being “upside down” on your loan if your bike is totaled. By way of example, let’s say that you buy a bike for $15,000. Two years down the road you owe $13,500, but the fair market value is now $11,000. If you are in an accident and your bike is totaled, the insurance company is going to pay you $11,000. That takes care of the defendant’s obligations with regard to your bike. You will still owe $2,500 on a motorcycle that you do not own. Trust me; those are painful payments to make. However, if you bought gap insurance it would make up that $2,500 difference so that you would not owe further on the bike. You can also insure your motorcycle for a certain amount, often called scheduled or stated value. If you do that and your bike is totaled, the insurance company will pay that pre-set amount. Take that $15,000 bike that you bought in the previous scenario. You schedule the bike at $15,000. The same two years go by and it is worth $11,000. If you are in an accident and your bike is totaled the insurance company will pay you $15,000. If you do not want to pay for a scheduled or stated value, many policies will offer specific protection for accessories, which guarantees that you will receive value for your accessories. It does not protect you from the natural depreciation in value that all bikes experience over time. If you do purchase coverage for accessories, make sure to save the receipts for any accessories that you purchase. The bottom line is that the vast majority of us are riding with what is called an “actual cash value” policy (ACV). If our motorcycle is totaled we will get the actual cash value of that motorcycle. If you, as many of us do, see your motorcycle as something that you have a personal investment in and you want to protect that investment, then you need to make sure that you purchase more than just an ACV policy. Otherwise, your investment is at mercy of the free market, and the free market will almost always determine that your motorcycle is worth less than what you think it is If you would like to see a video on this topic you may go to the following link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCO2D6-VWOY If you have any further questions or comments concerning this article or any other matters concerning your rights as a motorcyclist, please feel free to contact me: 1-800-321-8968 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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as the salvage company hauled off what was left of his trailer. What was bad luck for him turned into good luck for me because he gave me his gazebo which is quite large, and afforded me the opportunity to have a true southern culture on the skids man cave! I outfitted the thing with a TV, stereo system, a table with some chairs, a dance floor, and a dollar store chandelier just for a little class. It rocks. …
doink-doink trial part 32– craven’s trailer park
trailer trash court Life in the trailer park is always interesting. It’s a simple, yet very entertaining way of life. There isn’t much to do here but keep up with the ‘he said—she said’ drama that plays out like a reality TV program day by day. No need for cable, internet or other forms of electronic entertainment when you live in a sit-com style reality show. As elementary as it may sound, I can’t complain about the lifestyle—largely because I can’t afford to do much of anything else. I have had a few menial task jobs here and there, but as long as I have a few bucks for fuel in the bagger, beer in the fridge and tips at the gentleman’s club I’m good to go. I never worry about being a rich guy, so I rarely worry about working at anything for too long. Work just takes up all your time and causes you to have to pay taxes. It’s not for me, but I guess it works for most people. One of the pastimes that I enjoy most is sitting in my plastic pool drinking beer and reading magazines. Mostly I just look at the pictures, but on this particular day I was actually reading a Born To Ride magazine. Much to my surprise, Spyke had written about his human (term used loosely) counterpart Mike and his interpretation on women’s vs. men’s rules. I attempted to digest the content and understand the intended message, but I realized that Mike—once again, was totally
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misguided. I took a moment to think about the article, but ultimately I had to call him to appear in “Trailer Trash Court.” He would likely say that it was his idea to come visit, but we all know the truth. He probably just wanted free beer.
man cave – southern style – drama & disaster
My neighbor who lived right next door to me had a menial task job just like I did. He drove a truck all night delivering goods to convenience stores all over the area, sort of like I did when I was driving the garbage truck only in a polar opposite dimension. It’s sort of like a global recycling thing probably more resembling an endless circle of life I suppose. One guy delivers it, you buy it, you throw the wrappers and containers away and then the other guy hauls it to the landfill. Anyway, we would hang out every now and then drinking beers, smoking cigarettes and discussing the miseries of dealing with having to work for a living. That all changed one day when a storm blew through the trailer park, sending a gigantic tree limb through the roof of his trailer. In a panic he called me and asked if I had any duct tape so he could patch the hole in the roof. I obliged and learned that he was lucky enough to have insurance on his trailer. He moved on to a real house, and I watched
So I am sitting in my plastic pool drinking beer and perusing one of my many girlie magazines when I hear Mike and Spyke arrive. After a bit of small talk we proceed to the man-cave (AKA Court House) where we begin the discussion of why Mike has a total lack of respect and consideration for women. Not just his women, but ALL women. He of course has a logical explanation for all the nonsense he espouses, but the evidence is clear. I did try to give some logical advice regarding the treatment of women but alas, I fear that my advice fell upon deaf ears. Some of the simple things that I suggested included being nice to your Ol’ Lady after she works all day trying to keep you in tip money for the gentlemen’s club, giving her a compliment when she allows you to sleep while she prepares your dinner, and of course remember to give back a small allowance from her earnings so she can purchase necessities to keep her looking good for your pleasure. Even though Mike disagreed, the Trailer Trash Court found him to be guilty of being a sexist with egregious disregard, and Spyke as the jury squawked for the maximum sentence which was equal to the singing of Karaoke, which in all sensibility should carry a penalty of fines or imprisonment similar to that of assault. I don’t really believe that Mike learned anything from his recent visit, and of course Trailer Trash Court does not have the legal power to impose any penalty upon those that do not dwell in the domain that is the Trailer Park, but I’m sure that he will be back again for some more advice. We all should share our opinions with our friends whether they listen or not. Thanks for stopping by, and next time BRING BEER!! Tell us what you think of this story email email@example.com
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We want to thank all our biker friends who joined us at our bike blessing at Waugh’s H-D in Orange, Virginia. Blessing our biker friend’s motorcycles allows us to have faith that each rider and passenger are wrapped in their guardian angel’s arms while enjoying what they love to do. It may be just a country side ride, a ride to work, or a need for wind therapy, whatever, We want to thank all who participated and helped make the ride from Cup of Joy in Ruckersville, VA a successful event. All benefits from this ride were for Savannah, a child who has cerebral palsy, to help her family with her medical expenses. We believe that God blesses each and every one of us in ways to help
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others. May God bless all that attended! Upcoming Rides for BNC - All bikes are welcome! On Saturday, June 7, 2014, we will be participating in the 6th Annual Jill’s House Ride. For more information and pre-registration, please visit jillhouseride.com. June 28, 2014, is our Noize for Toys Summertime Run at Blue Ridge Cafe Ruckersville, VA. Registration is at 9 AM and KSU is at 10 AM. Entry fee is $25 per bike and a new toy (or $30 per bike includes meal ticket); $15 for passenger. Additional meal tickets are $15 per person. All proceeds go for our annual Christmas for the less fortunate families with children in December. We provide
toys and Christmas dinner to each family in need. Last year we provided for over 70 children. Your support is appreciated! Please feel free to contact Robert Hall - 703-675-3374 Dwayne Waters - 434-987-9362 Gary Zedekar - 434-760-2267 for more information on Brothers In Christ MM. You may also join us at the Brothers in Christ Motorcycle Ministry Church every Sunday from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. Our location is at 7223 Nathan Court Manassas, VA. GOD will turn no one away as long as they are willing to accept him! BNC should not turn anyone away as long as they are willing to accept GOD! “You are here for a purpose. There is no duplicate of you in the whole wide world. There never has been, there never will be. You were brought here now to fill a certain need. Take time to think that over.” Lou Austin “The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it’s going. So it is with everyone born of the spirit.”
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