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Januar y 2012 Vol. 3

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Feature Bike


‘Git ‘Er Done’ International Motorcycle Show

Babe of the month - arielle

Lehigh Valley Extravaganza HOGS & HEROES



Editor’s Lane...

BIKE, to get your copy of FLBD. Even when you are off-season, you still want to go OUT to your favorite biker spot so you can talk bikes with other bikers and get your biker “fix.” “Now wait a minute,” says the online magazine publisher. “That’s why we have blogging!” To which I give an eye roll and refer them to my answer stated above.


HAPPY 2012!! What a year it has been in the motorcycle community! We’re spread very thin but we’ve never been one of those publications that attend just the “big” shows. We love being part of the events coordinated by our readers, advertisers and the charities embraced by our very generous community.

To be fair, FLBD does have a website and an online edition of the magazine so folks can read it at their leisure from their portable device. Just for the record, it’s FREE - all of it. So go look around and have some fun! Our online edition does very well (averaging 15,500 hits per month) and it provides our 2wheel brothers and sisters overseas the opportunity to read each issue in the event they aren’t the recipient of one of the many care packages sent by some of our biker-run charities that lovingly place a copy of FLBD in each package. It also works during bad weather, cold and flu season, etc. And, let’s face it; some folks enjoy browsing from the comfort of their home. But at this particular time, an online magazine will not replace a print magazine in the motorcycle community.

This may seem a little odd for a New Year’s edition, and although we addressed this issue in the past, Walt and I would like to revisit (with you) our thoughts and feelings on a growing trend – online biker magazines or, more precisely, eZines. It’s that time of year. Motorcycle-related websites will be cropping up by the dozens and we want you to be an educated consumer. We have been asked repeatedly why we don’t “cash in” on electronic publishing which would flip our profits to approximately 95% revenue. I’ll answer in “obvious to not-so-obvious” order. While we’re on the subject, we’ve had a few folks poke fun at our little “rag.” I say that with affection because, as we all know, I consider myself a technically savvy person but I still have a a rag is something bikers utilize over and over again and it’s difficult time digesting the idea of carrying my laptop around on always there when you need it most. Just don’t pack it next to a bike. I suppose you can always load your big 17.3”, 15” 10” your laptop. To those folks I say, “Guess what? It’s not a coffee mini or even your tablet into your saddle bag. I do, however, table book!” We spent hours researching the appropriate paper suggest you use caution when you pack it with your water, weight, spine and even the number of pages that make up FLBD. WD40 or duct tape. You may also want to avoid extreme heat It is designed for the biker who rides and can be tucked into or cold. Many of us now own “smart” phones and I’m sure your saddle bags or rolled up and tucked into a rear or breast there’s an App for that online publication. I own a Droid and pocket or secured inside your jacket without compromising Walt owns an iPhone so let’s pull up an online publication on your safety. Month after month an average of 16,000 copies our 5” screens and search for the address of that event or find are picked up at favorite bike emporiums or eateries and we that discount coupon for the leather gloves or LEDs - IF the love you for that and we’ll keep designing it that way as long as website has been configured to download well to your smart bikers are out riding IRL (“In Real Life”) and not sitting in front phone at all and IF there’s a signal. Walt often jokes about our of their computer taking a virtual tour of The Dragon or such. magazine being great “bathroom reading” but I urge you to By the way, try rolling up your online issue and taking it to the exercise caution anytime you read your online magazine in a coffee shop to read as you wait for your buddies to show up so location where there’s more than a few drops of water. you can pull up the events calendar and decide which ride suits your mood on that sunny May morning. Just make sure your By now, the online publisher might say, “You don’t take it on coffee shop has WiFi. And try not to spill anything. the road with you, you read it at home!” This is where I look at him Now let’s talk about “online advertising.” When an advertiser or her with a blank comes to FLBD, we provide him or her with several services at stare and wonder if the lowest advertising rates in the area: We print the customer’s they have bothered to ad in our printed magazine that is designed for bikers. We mix familiarize themselves content with imagery and facts and we pepper the magazine with with their readership colorful ads to make it appealing to our readers. We DELIVER our at all. Most of these printed copy to biker-related businesses for distribution (including folks will never get the businesses owned by our advertisers). Bikers come into the that it’s about the shop to pick up their monthly copy of FLBD and, while they are experience – you go there, they see what’s new and make any necessary purchases. OUT, usually on your We also provide a banner ad on our website that is linked to our



advertiser’s website FREE OF CHARGE. In fact, if our advertiser does not have the capability or finances available to develop his own ad, we will design our advertiser’s ad for use in FLBD at no additional cost. Why? Because we are a service-oriented business and a website is relatively inexpensive to maintain. Once the ad is in place, the job is done and we don’t feel the need to charge our advertisers month after month for that one-time service. FLBD also works the social mediums to make sure that our 10,000+ followers know when our advertisers are having an event, a sale, a promo or when a charity is in need of some biker-style support. An online publisher asks that you pay for the ad, ad development, placement, maintenance and a monthly fee. You also must depend on the online publisher to find a way to draw readers to the website so your ad can be seen. The odds greatly diminish if the site is a pay-per-view site. You know, “go look at the pretty girls but it’s going to cost you a membership fee.” If you want the premium membership it will cost you even more. It always fascinates me that online publishers think they are doing something that hasn’t been done before. I roll my eyes (yeah, again!) and politely remind them that it’s the internet and you can look at hot bikes and beautiful women all you want for free if that’s what you want to do. My favorite is the online publisher who tries to convince you that print is dead and then decides to produce a quarterly print publication (BIG RED FLAG!). Finally, I want to address the myth about magazines making tons of money. Maybe Vogue, Esquire and GQ do, but we’re FLBD. We started this magazine because we love the culture and the people. We made a decision to use our time and talents to immerse ourselves, our readers and our advertisers in this lifestyle. We are still paying down the start-up costs so that means we are drawing $0 salary. Our dream is to one day earn enough revenue to supplement our retirement. We honestly do this because it’s what we love to do. Recently, we asked a pretty young lady to pose on a beautiful chopper for one of our issues. She agreed but never showed up. When I finally had the opportunity to speak with her later in the day, her boyfriend became a bit confrontational and questioned me about something that caught me totally off guard: “What do you make for the advertising on the centerfold? $3,000? $4,000?” Now maybe I need to hire this ambitious young man because the truth is, the centerfold has always been about the bike, the model and the photographer. The models we feature sometimes ask for expense money to cover gas and a coffee getting to the shoot which comes out of our pocket. The bike is hand-picked by us and there is no charge to shoot it for our magazine but, on occasion, we will allow a bike builder to put his or her logo on the centerfold. The photographer’s logo is also placed on the centerfold and that is his compensation for his time and talents. Maybe now you see why I was taken aback. It never occurred to me to disrespect the bike builder/owner or the model by cluttering up the centerfold with advertising. I guess you can

learn something new every day. I think that pretty young lady thought we were trying to take advantage of her. I can’t blame her. If someone led me to believe my photo would generate $4,000 of income and all I was getting was gas and a cup of coffee, I’d hesitate too!! Speaking of models, we typically hand-select our centerfolds. We request that she reside in Delaware, Maryland or Virginia. We prefer to use models who ride but it’s not mandatory. What we do for our models is distribute an average of 16,000 print copies and draw 15,500 website hits which probably gives them more exposure out of one shoot than they would have over the next 12 months. We give them a cover, centerfold and a full-page montage with their bio and, if they chose to do so, a link to their website so other magazines in the industry who keep abreast of even the smaller publications can contact them for work. We invite them to do autograph sessions and make appearances if they so desire. We have had centerfolds go on to secure employment within the motorcycle community as a result of their appearance in FLBD. We don’t make a lot and we can’t pay a lot. But we help those who help us in any way we can. So, in a nutshell, we will never give up the printed magazine. We use the online issue to compliment the print issue. We use local bikes and local models with a strong sense of pride and who are happy to be part of the motorcycle community and they do it for that reason - just like we do. The FLBD truck is a ’96 Chevy and it pulls a used trailer. Walt earned his Iron Butt status riding to Sturgis in 36 hours from Norristown, Pennsylvania. I’ve been up and down the east coast including the Adirondacks and Lake Placid in the freezing cold with icicles hanging from my nose. So my last piece of advice is this: Know who you are dealing with. Handing out business cards at a motorcycle event does not make you a biker and it does not give you knowledge and/ or understanding of your customer base. I’d bet 90% of those cards get tossed or lost. Please support biker-to-biker business. 2011 was a tough year for many of our local bike builders, vendors, shops and biker stops. And to all the posers and wannabe’s who will try to take a bite out of the biker community in 2012 – we are a very tightknit community so be very careful of the bridges you burn.

H ap p y N ew Y ea r!

Bi g Po pp a & M is s Ca ro lin e

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SENIOR MOMENT Name: Robert ‘Bob’ Fulmer Age: 71 Location: Wattsville, Virginia

Bob Fulmer’s diverse work experience consists of US Navy, phone company lineman, self-employed multi-business owner on Chincoteague Island, VA with gift shops, restaurant, and a modular home contractor. Along with his wife, Cathy, he also worked for 18 years on a small cruise boat that traveled the Chesapeake Bay. They now own and operate an Income Tax business and work January through April 15th, which gives them lots of time off for riding.

LIST OF CULPRITS NATIONAL PUBLISHER Mark Ruzicka PUBLISHER/EDITOR Caroline Fellman Contact: MARKETING/SALES DIRECTOR Walt (“BIG POPPA”) Kuch Contact: LAYOUT & DESIGN Sherry Krial . Home at Work... Contact: SALES & MARKETING Tracey Cole . Contact:

Bob’s first bike was a 750cc Kawasaki he owned back in the early 1980s. Although he enjoyed riding, he didn’t have much free time back then. In July, 2008, Bob and Cathy stopped to look at some Harleys. He purchased a 2008 HD Heritage Softail and got back into riding. He joined his local HOG chapter and began going out on group rides and taking weekend trips. The Fulmers loved every minute of it. In October, 2009, Bob traded the Heritage with 10k miles and upgraded to a new 2010 HD Ultra Classic, which now registers 40k plus miles.

KNOWN ASSOCIATES: CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Terri Faust (Dating In The Fast Lane) David Kelly (East Coast Indoor Nationals) Jay Kuch (Ride to Eat . Eat to Ride) Michael Semenuck (The Bike Mover) Shawn E. Sweeney (Tech Tip) Ashli Lenox (Adventures of Such A Guy) PHOTOGRAPERS Alicia (“BBA”) Helfreich Anthony Martone, Star Photography Contact: Robert M. Musgrove, Creative-Concepts Photography Contact: (443) 480-3020


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In the summer of 2010, the Fulmers made their first extended trip to the Badlands of South Dakota, Yellowstone National Park, Glacier National Park and into Canada for a trip totaling approximately 7500 miles. In summer, 2011, they decided to travel Rt. 50 from Ocean City, MD to Sacramento, CA. The rode 8700 miles from east coast to west coast, passing through 25 states. “We can’t think of a better way to see this beautiful country,” said the Fulmers. “We are in the planning stages of our trip for this coming year and we’re thinking about the east coast up to Maine and then west to Michigan and Wisconsin.” Bob and Cathy (who is also Bob’s best friend) have been married for 24 years and look forward to many miles of riding and making many friends along the way. If you want to keep up with Bob and Cathy, find them at their blog at


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By: Lee D. Gaber, Esquire

13 QUESTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 ADVENTURES OF SUCH A GUY, THE . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 ART SIGNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 11 ASK THE ATTORNEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 BABE OF THE MONTH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 C&C CYCLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 CAPTION CONTEST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 CHUCK’S CLASSIC CYCLES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 CREATIVE-CONCEPTS PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . 7 CTM CUSTOMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 CYCLE CONNECTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 DELMARVA MOTORCYCLE HEARSE SERVICE . . . . 22 EVENTS CALENDAR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 FEATURE BIKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 FREEDOM CYCLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 GARWOOD CUSTOM CYCLES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 HARLEY-DAVIDSON OF SEAFORD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 HOT COUGAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 HUFFY THE CLOWN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 IN THE STICKS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 INTERNATIONA MOTORCYCLE SHOW. . . . . . . . 26, 27 JAKES WAYBACK BURGERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 LEE GABER, CYCLE ATTORNEY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BC LEHIGH VALLEY MOTORCYCLE EXTRAVAGANZA . . 16 MARYS BARGAIN CYCLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 PAYNE’S LEATHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 PRODUCT REVIEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 RIDER INSURANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IFC SENIOR MOMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 STARPHOTOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 STINGER TRAILER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 TECH TIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 TIMONIUM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IBC WORLD TRANSMISSION - ROAD RUNNERS . . . . . 13

1-888-CYCLE-LAW . In today’s digital world with everybody utilizing the Internet, Face Book, Twitter and all sorts of social media for virtually everything, it has become extremely easy for anyone to design a web page, throw a couple of pictures on it, write an article and claim that they are an expert in virtually any field you can think of. It has become the modern version of “padding your resume” and hoping that a potential employer doesn’t dig too deep into your background. I am discussing this because occasionally I go on the Internet to check out other attorneys who claim they handle motorcycle accidents. While I do not know every attorney who advertises, after twenty years in the motorcycle community, I am familiar with those attorneys who have a reputation for focusing their practice on motorcycle accidents and ave the knowledge and experience needed to fully and competently represent a seriously injured biker. However, when I search for motorcycle attorney’s, I am amazed by some of the attorney’s whom are claiming to be “motorcycle accident attorneys”. I believe many of these attorneys couldn’t tell the difference between a Harley and Vespa, and have limited experience with motorcycle accidents, if any at all. While this doesn’t necessarily mean they aren’t competent to handle a motorcycle case, in my opinion, if an attorney holds himself out as specializing in, or focusing their practice on motorcycle accidents, they should have significant experience with motorcycles and/or involvement in the motorcycle community, rather than simply paying a web designer to show them standing next to a motorcycle and throwing some generic articles about motorcycles on their website. I suggest that if you ever need an attorney, rather than going to the internet and blindly choosing one who “claims” they handle motorcycle accidents, ask a friend or co-rider for a referral, or simply call me. While it may not be required to ride a motorcycle to represent a biker, wouldn’t you rather deal with an attorney who not only rides, but supports the motorcycle community, has personally handled thousands of motorcycle accidents and truly does focus his practice on representing bikers? At this point in my career, although most of my new clients come from referrals, those that I have met at motorcycle events and through lectures I give at motorcycle clubs, I am in the process of updating my web presence to make sure that if anyone needs to reach me and doesn’t have a magazine handy, I will be easier to find. Many of you have heard the phrase “I am not a doctor, but I play one on TV” well, I am a real motorcycle attorney... I don’t just play one on the Internet!

Sincerely, LEE D. GABER, Esquire The one and only “Cycle Attorney” 5

Richard ‘Rich’ Kohles Promoter, timonium Motorcycle Show

1. How long have you been involved in your occupation? 35 years. 2. What exactly do you do in that capacity? Promote, manage and advertise shows. 3. Where do you currently reside and for how long? I have lived in Baltimore County for over 40 years. 4. What do you like/admire most about yourself? My ability to surround myself with good people. 5. What is the one thing you would change about yourself? I’m too trustworthy with questionable people. 6. What would you consider your greatest extravagance? Drinking “Gentlemen Jack” when “Jack” would do. 7. Who is your fictional hero? King Arthur. 8. Who do you consider your real life hero? My father. 9. What is the most awesome thing you own? My freedom. 10. What is the question you are most often asked (and what answer do you give)? Why is the Timonium Motorcycle Show so successful? The show’s success comes from its unique format which covers every aspect of the motorcycle industry. 11. If you could choose any other occupation, what would that be? Head of a mega charity so I could guarantee that all of the money would go to the people or services that they were intended by the donors. 12. If you could switch places with one person for a day, who would that person be? Obama – so I could fix everything he has screwed up since being in office. 13. What would you do if you were able to retire? Keep working!

For more information concerning the Timonium Motorcycle Show, visit www.cycleshow. net.





Sun.: 10:00 am -6:00 pm. Every foreign and domestic motorcycle manufacturer available in USA on display, huge custom and antique bike show, 100s of exhibits covering everything in motorcycling. Meet master bike builder Ron Finch and TV personality Michele Smith. See the FeatherFree Zone Bike and U.S. Biker Law 9/11 Tribute Bike designed and built by Paul Teutul, Sr. and his Orange County Chopper Crew. New this year: a huge Swap Meet and Cafe Racer feature section will fill a second large exhibit hall next to the main show facility. Tickets: $15/ adults, $5/children 10-15; Children under 10 are free. For more information, visit www.cycleshow. net/home.html or email info@aldadvertising. com or call (410) 561-7323.

JANUARY 28, 2012 . CHILI COOK- OFF Seaford Harley-Davidson, 11am - 2pm, $5. For a Peoples Choice packet which includes: Crackers, Bowl, Spoon, and 1 Ballot form! Benefits MDA. Please contact Ashley at Seaford Harley Davidson to register before January 23rd. FEBRUARY 12, 2012 . FOUR SEASONS MOTORCYCLE CLUB 35TH ANNUAL FROSTY BALL RUN (Rain date 02/19/2012) Boston Market at Prices Corner, Kirkwood Hwy. (Rt. 2) & Centerville Rds., Wilmington, DE. Registration is 10 am until noon. $10/Person. All bikes welcome. For more information, visit



JANUARY 4, 11, 18, 2012 . BIKE NIGHT AT BIG DADDY LEATHER 1900 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. 5:30 – 8 pm. Come out for contests, raffles, door prizes, and much more. Rain or shine. For more information visit www.bigdaddyleather. com or call (540) 899-0048.

JANUARY 1, 2012 . MARYLAND REBELS MC PRESENTS REBEL SET 8 – ANNUAL AWARD PARTY Patapsco Arena, 3301 Annapolis Rd., Baltimore, MD 21230. Featuring the Rebels own DJ James “The Great.” Friday night meet & greet. Party Info: Tickets are $20 in advance, cash bar, come as you are, must be 21 to party. Awards for: 1st club thru the door w/ 5 or more; most represented male club; most represented female club; most represented co-ed club, furthest distance traveled. For more information, visit or by email at or call (301) 8752669.


JANUARY 13-15, 2012 . PROGRESSIVE INTERNATIONAL MOTORCYCLE SHOW Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Pl., Washington, DC 20001. See all the latest bikes from all the major motorcycle manufactures, shows, demos, entertainment, vendors and a whole lot more!!! For more information, visit FEBRUARY 10-12, 2012 . TIMONIUM WashingtonDC or email jrouse@advanstar. MOTORCYCLE SHOW com. ** Visit our booth, have your photo taken Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, and say hello to the Fast Lane Biker staff ** Timonium, MD. Fri. & Sat.: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm;






In case you haven’t noticed, it’s freakin’ cold out there! On that note, I wussed out and didn’t ride to my latest spot. Sorry. It was just too cold and the local weather report was not favorable.

them and drinking beers. Dos Equis amber happened to be my choice, just in case you care.

Now most of us are eating all the typical holiday fare this time of year. But you have to change it up once in a while. I hopped in my truck and headed out to Morelia Mexican Restaurant in Newark, Delaware. Morelia is a small restaurant with a nice bar in the back. I was greeted by a lovely waitress and made my way to the bar (as usual) where I encountered a wonderful surprise - $2 draft beers! Not just one draft beer, all draft beers! And, before you ask, there is more of a selection than the typical Miller Lite - Dos Equis, Dos Equis Amber, Blue Moon, Heineken, Yuengling and, of course, Miller Lite. The $2 drafts are offered all day, every day. As you can imagine, I was VERY happy. Now it was time for food selections.

After licking my plate clean and earning a few weird looks from the staff (and a few customers), I was offered dessert. There was plenty to choose from but being a child at heart, I decided to have the fried ice cream. You might be thinking that all that food adds up to a very big meal and you’re right - a basket of chips with salsa, chicken taco, chicken enchilada, chicken burrito, beans, rice, fried ice cream and who knows how many beers. But hey, it’s the holidays and that’s what you do during the holidays - eat, drink and be merry. Now maybe I took it to the limit with this meal but I couldn’t resist.

The staff is extremely friendly, the food is great and the beer prices are outstanding. After what must have seemed I looked over the menu while ingesting two drafts and de- like an eternity of waiting on me to the staff, I shuffled out vouring a full basket of chips with homemade salsa. I made into the bitter cold and headed home. my dining decision - “La Bamba.” This was going to be a meal fit for a self-proclaimed “fat guy” like myself. Don’t Morelia is located at 4617 Olgetown Stanton Road in Newget me wrong, I’m not huge but I do have a decent size ark, Delaware. I recommend Morelia if you want something gut – big enough to put away some food and beer, that more than the ordinary at reasonable prices and plenty of is. After another draft the lovely bartender brought me a options from which to choose. piping hot plate piled high with a chicken taco, chicken burrito, chicken enchilada and beans and rice. Obviously, the If you have comments or want to suggest a favorite eatery, theme of the dish is chicken. My taco was a soft shell, filled drop me a line at Until next month, with moist chicken, tomatoes, and cheese (I skipped the it’s just another day in paradise. Happy New Year! lettuce, I’m not a lettuce guy - rabbits eat it, I don’t). The enchilada and burrito were filled with the same delicious chicken and their respective toppings. To be honest, I really didn’t pay attention to what exactly was in the burrito or enchilada because I was too busy stuffing my face with





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By Terri Faust

With the New Year upon us, I’m in a philosophical frame of mind. I usually do my best thinking on my bike with the wind and sun in my face, but winter deprives me of twowheel-meditation time. It occurred to me recently that unless you’re in high school, or married, you’re most likely dating someone’s “ex”. The world is full of ‘em. Are we “recycled” or, is a better term, “re-purposed?” Some will learn from past mistakes, and others are destined to make the same mistakes over and over again, wondering why the outcome is always the same. Like most gals, I have a few ex-boyfriends. I’ve gone out with a few forgettable guys, but I’ve also been fortunate to have met some truly wonderful men who I will always consider my friends, even if “forever” wasn’t in the cards for the two of us. In the end, the question lingers in my mind - if I did everything right, why did it not work out? My guy is quick to say he’s dated some truly wonderful women over the years, but despite all the positive attributes they possessed, that “spark,” that “it” factor, wasn’t there for him. He always wondered if someone better was out there somewhere and he felt the need to keep looking (thank goodness for that!). Of course he didn’t have to look for ME because I strolled right into the airport where he keeps his plane kismet! Hearing his thoughts on past relationships made me wonder if the hurt and frustration I’ve experienced in the past wasn’t just an issue with my partner’s inability to make a commitment. Maybe, despite all the qualities I bring to the table, I simply wasn’t “the one” for them and they knew it even though I didn’t at the time - food for thought. It puts a whole new perspective on things when you realize that it may not have been anyone’s fault per se, just different desires and agendas. You can do everything within your means to make it work, and still be destined to fail because you’re not “the one.” Certainly I’ve learned valuable lessons over the years and I’m wiser for the experiences I’ve had both good AND bad. Life is a series of lessons and I hope to always be an eager student. Like the warm wind in your face on a beautiful summer day, you’ve got to be prepared to take the big bugs once in a while and keep on smiling. Happy New Year everyone!



2010 THE YEAR OF THE STRIPPER!! Or should I say Strip Club Choppers. At this time last year I had one franchise, SCC of Canada, as of today we have 25. Really, really wow it has far exceeded my wildest expectations. What that means is we will have state franchise rigs at large and small events all over North America throughout the entire tour season. We are also building a brand new show trailer that will be primarily utilized to display bikes to compliment individual state franchises that are set up at events. The new trailer will be equipped with a flat screen tv and sound system as well as a customer lounge area. We will still be attending events but the local state franchise will be primarily responsible for the retail sales at events. Many franchises have built or are building SCC display bikes featuring the signature dance pole and virtually all have a dance stage and music. We are also bulding a brand new display bike for the 2012 tour season which will be debuted in March at Daytona Bike Week. We have also decided to have a retail catalog for 2012 which will feature all the new products and designs. I even have a new i phone and laptop cover in the works. I am sure many of you think this article is a self-serving, shameless selfpromotion and you would be right, but now I am serving a much bigger dysfunctional family coming to a show near you. For additional info visit








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OPERATION WARM RUN by Alicia “BBA” Helfrich

November 19, 2011 - It was a “WARM” day in Chadds Ford and Media, PA as the 8th Annual Operation Warm Coats For Kids Drive and Ride closed for yet another successful season. Operation Warm is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing Delaware County kids with new winter coats to keep them warm. For some, this is their only resource. The organization’s partnership with Hannum’s Harley-Davidson, Riddle Hospital and Tri-State H.O.G. has made this worthy cause even more successful. Tonda Hannum, owner of Hannum’s Harley Davidson, was all smiles as she spoke about serving the community. You could see the warmth in her eyes and feel it in your heart as she spoke of how very proud Hannum’s is to be a part of this event. She also confided how exciting it will be to see several doctors from Riddle Hospital taking their first motorcycle rides on trikes! The police-escorted ride rolled out at noon and proceeded to the hospital. Lunch would be served at Hannum’s in Media for all participants after the ride. If you’d like to get involved or need more information concerning Operation Warm Coats, please visit See You in the Fast Lane! Biker Babe Alicia (“BBA”)



Arielle 20 -year-old Arielle Saige is so much more than stunning looks. She was born in the freezing cold of Vermont

and is thankful to now be a resident of VA. Her list of unique credentials runs from the only girl on the boys wrestling team for 6 years, living in Italy as a nanny and ranking second in the nation for blowing bubbles with bubble gum, to representing her state for a year as the National American Miss Virginia Teen. Arielle is a business woman at heart with a passion for modeling which she is currently pursuing as a career. Her confidence and determination will surely set Arielle apart. “If I can dream it I can achieve it,� says Arielle. We believe her!

HOGS AND HEROS December 18, 2011 - The Hogs and Heroes Foundation, in conjunction with Jeff Stankard and Karen Reider, hosted a Holiday Luncheon Party at the Walter Reed/Bethesda National Medical Center. The Laurel Hooters Girls assisted Santa by handing out gifts and stockings to soldiers. Truckin for Troops was onboard handing out t-shirts and C&C Cycle assisted with donations for food.

The Hogs and Heroes Foundation is committed to raising money for the children of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty. Funds raised through registration/admission fees, event shirt sales and donations are given directly to charities that support the education of children of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty. The Founda-

tion also makes donations to United States military veteran’s charities and other community-based charitable organizations. For more information concerning donations, membership or how to start a local chapter, visit

Todd Love takes poses with the Hooter girls and Margaret Nicastri, Secretary of the Hogs and Heroes Foundation, Maryland Chapter 2.




‘Larry the Cable Guy Bike’ Owner: Gary Richards Builders: Gary Richards, Ross Jackson Year/Model: 2011 Softail Custom Construction Time to build: 2 years part time building Painter Todd at Hamilton’s Collision Color: Candy Red Engine: 110” Revtech Transmission: Baker 6 speed Frame: Custom built Front forks: 52 mm inverted Front wheel: 4xI8 Revtech Slime Ball Rear wheel: 8.5x Revtech Slime Ball

Front brake: Hawg Halters 4 piston Rear brake: Hawg Halters 4 piston Front tire: 130 x 70 x 18 Avon Rear tire: 250 x 40 x 18 Avon Front fender: J&R Fabrications, Salem, VA Rear fender: J&R Fabrications, Salem, VA Rear shocks: Hidden air ride Headlight: Pro 1 Taillight: J&R Fabrications, Salem, VA Fuel tank: J&R Fabrications, Salem, VA Oil tank: J&R Fabrications, Salem, VA Handlebars: Pro 1 Seat: Jeff at Hot Tails, Myrtle Beach, SC License bracket: PRO 1 Mirrors: PRO 1 Hand controls: Custom Chrome Foot controls: Custom Chrome

The 2012 Progressive International Motorcycle Shows brings the nation’s largest and longest-running powersports show tour into the Washington Convention Center Friday, January 13 through Sunday, January 15. Showgoers are invited to check-out hundreds of the latest bikes from leading manufacturers including Aprilia, Beta, BRP, Darwin, Ducati, Erik Buell Racing, Gas Gas, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, KTM, Moto Guzzi, MV Agusta, Norton, Star, Suzuki, Triumph and Yamaha, as well as the latest aftermarket parts and accessories. From newbies to hard-core enthusiasts and female riders to fans who aspireto-ride, the Washington, DC Motorcycle Show is the destination for riders to immerse themselves in bike culture, talk to experts, learn new riding techniques and more. Beyond the manufacturers’ displays, your ticket into the show also includes these entertainment features: • Smage Bros Stunt Show • Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show • The Dream Pavilion Presented by Schuberth • The Learning Curve Seminars • Kawasaki Design-a-Bike • A Century of Motorcycling Presented by Motorcyclist Magazine • The Swag Wagon Presented by Allstate • Rider Connection Presented by Allstate See the schedule below for show hours, seminars* and stunt show times. Friday, January 13 4:00pm - 9:00pm • Learning Curve Seminars 5:00pm • Around the World with LongDistance Rider Doug Wothke 5:30pm • DIY: Tuning Your Suspension Matt Wiley from RaceTech 6:00pm • Advanced Riding Techniques Body Position, Braking, Cornering and More with Scott Russell, Nick Ienatsch and Ken Hill Smage Bros Stunt Shows Stunt Show Performances at 5:30pm & 7:00pm Saturday, January 14 9:30am - 8:00pm • Learning Curve Seminars 10:30am • Advanced Riding Techniques Body Position, Braking, Cornering and More with Scott Russell, Nick Ienatsch and Ken Hill 11:00am • Total Control Riding 10 Steps to Cornering w/ author Tracy Martin 11:30pm • DIY: Selecting, Buying and Maintaining Your Tires with Dunlop 12:00pm • New Helmet Styles = New Fitments Get it Right with Don Bailey of Shoei

12:30pm • How to Buy Your First Motorcycle What to Look For, What to Spend w/ Kris Weiss of Ray Prince Harley-Davidson 1:00pm • Women in Motorcycling Hear from Women who Ride and Work in the Motorcycle Industry 1:30pm • Is Your Butt Made of Iron? Learn the Basics of Long Distance Touring with Twisted Throttle 2:30pm • Around the World with LongDistance Rider Doug Wothke 3:00pm • DIY: Tuning Your Suspension Matt Wiley from RaceTech 3:30pm • Protecting Your Right to Ride Get Involved! w/ the Motorcycle Industry Council 4:30pm • Advanced Riding Techniques Body Position, Braking, Cornering and More with Scott Russell, Nick Ienatsch and Ken Hill 5:30pm • Rock the Gear What Gear to Wear, How it Should Fit with Brittany Morrow 6:30pm • Advanced Riding Techniques Body Position, Braking, Cornering and More with Scott Russell, Nick Ienatsch and Ken Hill Smage Bros Stunt Shows Stunt Show Performances at 11:00am, 2:00pm, 4:00pm & 6:00pm

Sunday, January 15 10:00am - 5:00pm • Learning Curve Seminars 10:30am • Around the World with LongDistance Rider Doug Wothke 11:30am • DIY: Tuning Your Suspension Matt Wiley from RaceTech 12:00pm • Rock the Gear What Gear to Wear, How it Should Fit with Brittany Morrow 12:30pm • DIY: Selecting, Buying and Maintaining Your Tires with Dunlop 1:00pm • Women in Motorcycling Hear from Women who Ride and Work in the Motorcycle Industry 1:30pm • New Helmet Styles = New Fitments Get it Right with Don Bailey of Shoei 2:00pm • Total Control Riding 10 Steps to Cornering w/ author Tracy Martin 2:30pm • Is Your Butt Made of Iron? Learn the Basics of Long Distance Touring with Twisted Throttle 3:30pm • Ultimate Builder Competition Awards Ceremony Smage Bros Stunt Shows Stunt Show Performances at 11:00am, 1:00pm & 3:00pm

* Seminar schedule subject to change.


If you attended the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Washington, DC last January, you know it’s a great way to get that “off-season” fix. Last year’s Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Competition showcased some of the area’s most talented custom bike shops and gave the class winners a chance to compete in Sturgis for the finals. Spectators surrounded the arena to watch intricate stunts performed by “how’d they do that??” stunt show performers Team No Limit riders, Jason Britton and Eric Hoenshell. “The IMS goal is to inspire you whether you are a rider or just a fan that enjoys a full day of entrainment. Education is essential and that is what we strive to do. Whether you are new to riding or an experienced rider, the event showcases guest speakers, hands on learning and events everyone can learn from,” said Advanstar Marketing Director, James Harter. “Our goal is to bring you the best in the industry and make it bigger and more successful each year.” Don’t forget to stop by the Fast Lane Biker Magazine Delmarva booth for some fun, photos and to say hello. If you’re a senior, hot cougar or aspiring model, be sure to say hello and introduce yourself. You may see yourself in a future issue of Fast Lane Biker Delmarva! See you the 2012 show, January 13th-15th!



On the farm lived a chicken and a horse, both of whom loved to play together. One day, the two were playing when the horse fell into a bog and began to sink. Scared for his life, the horse whinnied for the chicken to go get the farmer for help! Off the chicken ran, back to the farm. Arriving at the farm, he searched and searched for the farmer, but to no avail, for he had gone to town with the only tractor. Running around, the chicken spied the farmer’s new Harley. Finding the keys in the ignition, the chicken sped off with a length of rope hoping he still had time to save his friend’s life. Back at the bog, the horse was surprised, but happy, to see the chicken arrive on the shiny Harley, and he managed to get a hold of the loop of rope the chicken tossed to him. After tying the other end to the rear bumper of the farmer’s bike, the chicken then drove slowly forward and, with the aid of the powerful bike, rescued the horse! Happy and proud, the chicken rode the Harley back to the farmhouse, and the farmer was none the wiser when he returned. The friendship between the two animals was cemented: best buddies, best pals. A few weeks later, the chicken fell into a mud pit, and soon, he too, began to sink and cried out to the horse to save his life! The horse thought a moment, walked over, and straddled the large puddle. Looking underneath, he told the chicken to grab his dick and he would then lift him out of the pit. The chicken got a good grip, and the horse pulled him up and out, saving his life. The moral of the story? When you’re hung like a horse, you don’t need a Harley to pick up chicks. ☼☺☼☺☼☺☼☺☼☺☼☺☼ JUST SAY NO! A ten year-old boy was walking down the street when a big man on a black motorcycle, pulls up beside him and asks, “Hey kid, wanna go for a ride?” “No!”, said the boy, and he kept on walking. The motorcyclist pulls up to him again and says, “Hey kid,, I’ll give you $10 if you hop on the back” “NO!” said the boy and proceeded down the street a little quicker. The motorcyclist pulls up to the boy again and says, “Ok kid, I’ll give you $20 and a BIG bag of candy if you hop on the back for a ride.” At this point the boy turns around to him and screams angrily, “Look Dad, YOU bought the Honda, so YOU ride it!! 29


NEW TACTICAL LED FLASHLIGHT... The new Tactical LED Flashlight with Safety Strobe (P/ N 12700024, $49.95) from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories is compact and a great companion for any ride. This rugged flashlight features three settings – high, low and strobe – plus an adjustable lens to change focus from a narrow beam to a wide flood of light. The high beam reaches 140 yards at 100 lumens, while the powerconserving low beam will last 50 continuous hours. The safety strobe attracts attention from a distance. Simple push-button changes modes quickly, and the durable LED lamps will never burn out. Powered by standard AAA batteries. HARLEY-DAVIDSON AIR PUMP COMPACT COMPRESSOR... The new Air Pump Compact Air Compressor with Light (P/N 12700020, 39.95) plugs into a motorcycle battery charging harness, and features a built-in, 0-160 psi pressure gauge and bright LED work light. The 11-inch air hose and six-foot, fuse-protected power cord easily reach the front and rear wheels, and are stored in convenient compartments when not in use. The lightweight pump features durable, impact-resistant construction, and is small enough to fit easily in a saddlebag or strap-on luggage. Kit includes pump, valve stem extension, and nylon carry bag. CIRCULATOR SEAT PADS FROM HARLEY-DAVIDSON... Breathable, shock-absorbing Circulator Seat Pads ($69.95 to $89.95) promote air movement and reduce heat and perspiration build-up between the rider and the seat for enhanced comfort. A low-profile design minimizes seat-height change compared to inflatable seat pads. Made with UV-stable materials to resist fading, the pads have a non-slip base and elastic under-seat straps that secure with hook-and-loop fasteners for easy installation and removal. Available in sizes to fit medium and large seats, and passenger pillion positions. HARLEY-DAVIDSON PREMIUM SISSY BAR BACKPACK The Premium Sissy Bar Backpack (P/N 93300007, $149.95) features heavyduty, hook-and-loop flaps to secure the bag to a sissy bar for one-step installation. Traditional backpack straps allow it to be carried in hands-free comfort. Smart storage spaces have glove-friendly, contoured zipper pulls. Backpack features two zippered exterior pockets, two exterior mesh water bottle pockets, a personal music device pocket with headphone port, a padded laptop compartment and a large interior space. Dimensions: 14 inches W x 13inches D x 18.5 inches T. Capacity: 1600 cubic inches. HARLEY-DAVIDSON TRAVEL CARE KIT




The Harley-Davidson Travel Care Kit (P/N 93600007, $24.95) includes five twoounce refillable bottles of proven Harley-Davidson® cleaning products that are easy to pack for a road trip. The kit features Sunwash® soap, spray-on Bug Remover, fast-acting Wheel & Tire Cleaner, Harley® Glaze™ Polish and Sealant, Harley® Gloss™ quick detailer, and a soft microfiber detailing cloth. The complete kit fits easily in the compact reusable zip closure bag. HARLEY-DAVIDSON LED PENLIGHT... The durable and compact Harley-Davidson LED Penlight (P/N 12700025, $19.95) is easy to carry on any ride. It features brilliant LED lamps that will never burn out under normal use, and a removable fiber optic pointer to help focus light into tight spaces. Powered by two standard AAA batteries, this LED penlight produces 15 lumens of clean blue/white light, and will operate for up to 10 hours. NEW BOOM! AUDIO MUSIC PLAYER TANK POUCH... Versatile Design Accomodates Almost Any Digital Music Device. The new Boom!™ Audio Music Player Tank Pouch (P/N 76000193, $44.95) from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories has a neoprene jacket to protect a portable music device, while the built-in magnets hold the pouch securely to any steel fuel tank or airbox cover. The clear window permits touchscreen control, and the anti-skid interior allows the pouch to accommodate players of various sizes. The clamshell design makes inserting a player into the pouch quick and easy, and the double zipper permits headphone and output cables to exit the pouch at any point on top, bottom or one side of the pouch. Simply plug in headphones or connect the player to an in-dash Advanced Audio Radio with an auxiliary cable or Boom!™ Audio iPod® Interface. Not for use with hard-disk memory players. 31

22ND ANNUAL EAST COAST INDOOR NATIONALS Written by: Dave Kelly Photos by: Alicia ‘BBA’ Helfreich

The 22nd Annual East Coast Indoor Nationals is in the bag. We had the best show and the largest crowd ever. More than 7,000 paid attendees and another 1,500 free passed through the gate. We raised over $26,000 and approx. 1,000 toys for the USMC Toys For Tots program, a 30% increase over last year. We owe it all to our sponsors ,friends



and supporters. Look for stories about the show in magazines and websites and look at our freshened website in early 2012. Have a great Holiday Season.

THE WELL WORN VEST by MarySusan Williams-Migneault

Semper Fi ********** More photos by: Robert M. Musgrove, Creative-Concepts Photography

Old man... Your vest is well worn - It has seen better days, Like when it hung beside your bike In the middle of the living room The leather still strong and street black. Old man... Your steed has carried you far Through wind and rain And narrow pass roads Hidden in winter’s whiteouts Or clicking and cranking down While you both rested In summer campgrounds Beside rivers and hills A day’s journey up ahead... Old man... Your memories are packed In saddle bags and photos Of bike runs to Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, While the horizon of Connecticut Held you steady with traces Of your Yankee family ties And roads that brought you back Again and again. Old man... Your life has twisted into knots So much lost, never to be replaced A mean streak fills in the spaces Left by roads that just led nowhere Rusting your chrome and stripping love From your heart like a thief in the night Old man... You have forgotten


‘HEAD WEST YOUNG MAN’ RIDING THE PACIFIC COASTAL HIGHWAY Submitted by Michael (“The Bike Mover”) Semenuk

One of the advantages of being “THE BIKEMOVER” is that I can always make room to haul our own bikes when we travel. This time I was in San Diego, California, and I was accompanied by the “February 2011 Fast Lane Biker Hot Cougar” aka Lynn, who happens to be my wife. We were excited to spend a few days riding around the area on our bikes, especially the Pacific Coastal Highway. We parked the Shiny Hiney (my rig) on the shores of Mission Bay, unloaded and got rolling. It never rains in Southern California, so that Friday started as an awesome morning, like a late spring morning back East. We headed up through La Jolla to hug the coast, and, I still remember my first glimpse of the Pacific over my handlebars as we topped the hill ready to hook up to Hwy 101. We drove north enjoying the view until stopping for lunch at Vigilucci’s, an ocean side restaurant in Carlsbad. As we learned many years ago, Oceanside restaurants may look nice, but the food can be awful. This one, however, was a delightful surprise. Great food, good wine and a million dollar view. Afterwards, we wandered across the street, to the beach, and spent some time watching the surfers and the


other wonders that wander the beach. Wish they all could be California girls, as the song goes. We rode north to Laguna Beach before turning around and heading down I-5 so we could catch the sunset at “Georges on the Cove’s” rooftop patio. We made it with enough time to grab a drink and a table, and watch the sun set over the Pacific. Sunsets are a big deal, even with the locals, as they are always trying to see the “Green Flash” right after the sun goes below the horizon. It was time to call it a day and head back to the ranch, since the next day we were going to ride the treacherous and beautiful Palomar Mountain Loop.



First let’s start with a myth about dynos. A dyno is a horsepower meter? Wrong! A dynamometer, or “dyno” for short, is: A device for measuring force, moment of force (torque), or power. For example, the power produced by an engine, motor or other rotating prime mover can be calculated by simultaneously measuring torque and rotational speed (RPM). Key words are torque and calculated. In other words, your horse power is actually calculated. The formula is real simple: torque multiplied by rpm divided by 5252 equals horsepower. Another myth about dynos is they all give you the same reading. Wrong! Not even close! Depending on the weather, temperature, humidity, barometric pressure and altitude, the same dyno will produce a different reading on the same bike. So why do we use a dyno? It’s real simple. They are a tool just like a wrench or a screwdriver except they have the capability to record and display different information. What is important is the base line of information and determining what effect changes the fuel, timing, tires, wheels, etc., on a motorcycle. This, my friend, is where the tuning begins. Finding a good tuner should be a process, not an event. The best advice I can give here isn’t much: Look for someone who is willing to talk to you before and after any tuning is done. A good tuner will usually want to know some of your riding habits. If, for example, you do a lot of touring-type riding you may be much more interested in fuel economy than in how much horsepower and torque you gained at 6000 rpm (when you never exceed 4500 rpm). The customer with the Hayabusa that loves to drag race on weekends could care less about fuel economy and wants every little bit of power from 7000 rpm up. So it’s important that you talk with your tuner. The tuners to avoid are those who want to talk about their certification. If that’s all they want to talk about, stay away. A one-week class at some tech school or a three-day class by the dyno company will never equate to time spent on the dyno. Choosing a tuning device is the next big hurdle. There are three main types: 1. The Piggy-back Controller: This is usually the least expensive as far as money is concerned. It also gives you the least amount of tuning capabilities. A piggy-back controller is a device that goes between your computer and your fuel injectors and intercepts the signal from your computer. It then changes the signal and sends that changed signal to the injectors - quite simple. Examples of piggy-back controllers are Power Commander, Cobra 2000, Dobeck Tfi and Fast Card, among others. The Computer Reflash: This is the mid-level price 2. range and will usually create the longest debate whether it’s the best way to tune your bike. The reflash modifies the fuel tables and other factory settings in your computer to meet the demands of the products installed on your bike. Examples are

Screaming Eagle Race Tuner, Direct Link for Harleys or Ecu Editor for Suzuki sport bikes. 3. The Replacement Computer: This is the most expensive tuning device. This replacement computer is completely programmable and may have features that your stock computer does not such as the Zippers Thundermax that has features for nitrous oxide or turbo. Examples are the Thunder Max by Zippers for Harleys or Motec for sport bikes. If you are in the market for a new set of pipes, high flow air breather or full blown piston kit and cam package, these are some things you need to take a hard at because when everything is said and done, if your pipes aren’t playing the tune you want to hear, the fix is simple: FIND THE RIGHT DYNO, TUNER, TUNING DEVICE OR A COMBINATION OF ALL and your pipes will reward you with beautiful music.

Shawn Sweeney is the owner of Cycle Connection in Gaithersburg, MD 20882. Shawn is an ASE Certified Master Technician and Certified Machinist who loves to ride anything on two wheels. He currently owns a 1980 Harley Davidson FLT Tour Glide and a nitrous-powered Suzuki Hayabusa.


Desma Tampasis Desma lives in the Roanoke, VA area. She is single and lives life to the fullest. She enjoys riding her bike and lives simply - loving, laughing and dancing like no one is watching. She also enjoys traveling and learning new things. Desma is ambitious, energetic and is like a rare jewel that can’t be duplicated.

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