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Goodbye 2017 … Welcome 2018! The beat goes on! 2017 is over and what a roller coaster year it was, complete with incredible ups and down. We lost some old friends and made some new friends. BigPoppa’s daughter, Nicole, remarried and never seemed happier (good job, Rick!). In lieu of grandchildren, his son, Jason, and daughter-in-law, Jessica, added a new puppy to their home (we don’t want to rush you concerning grandchildren but we’re not getting any younger!). The grandkids, Harley and Davidson, are both serving in the military because Miss Caroline doesn’t worry about them enough already. We saw our good friend Jerry Tully have a relapse of polio only to fight it like a champ and win the battle (God bless you, Jerry, still kicking ass!). Our friend Thunder Walrus survived a horrific motorcycle accident that nearly killed him. We had the privilege of attending the marriage of Amanda Lee and David and welcomed the birth of their son, Zavier. The beat goes on! In 2018, FLBD will continue to evolve and move forward to serve our readers and advertisers to the best of our ability. Continue to check out www.flbdelmarva.com and download our mobile app to keep up with where we’re going and how we’re getting there. We anticipate lots of changes in 2018 and we’ll be unveiling those plans as they are complete. Are you a biker-friendly business advertising in print only and just not getting your money’s worth? Are you ready to expand your online presence? Contact the marketing team at FLBD and discover how you can get a full-service advertising package - in most cases for the same or less than you are paying now for print only. Contact marketing@ flbdelmarva.com to discuss your business needs! JUST IN TIME FOR THE TIMONIUM SOUVENIR ISSUE - FLBD is throwing down the gauntlet and offering a 30% discount off what you are currently paying for advertising in
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Ken Appel Event Organizer & Promoter Little Orleans • MD 1. How long have you been organizing and promoting events? 39 years. 2. What does your occupation entail? Everything involved with motorcycle rally and swapmeet production. 3. Where were you born and where do you currently reside? I was born in Solomons Island, MD and currently reside in Western Maryland. 4. What do you like/admire most about yourself? My drive and ability to stay on track and get things done. 5. What is the one thing you would change about yourself? I’m comfortable with the person I am so don’t want to change a thing. 6. Where would you most like to reside if you could? I’m content to be in my home state of Maryland. 7. Who is your fictional hero? All of Louis Lamour’s main characters. 8. Who do you consider your real-life hero? My father. 9. What is the most awesome thing you own? My health and my family. 10. What is the question you are most often asked (and what is the answer you give)? With 2 young sons there are too many questions I’m often asked. My most common answer is “NO!” 11. If you could choose any other occupation, what would that be? Good question. I’ll let you know if I figure that out! 12. If you could switch places with one person for a day, who would that person be? My father. 13. What would you do if you were able to retire? I’d start a new business. Retirement is not in my future. For more information about Appel Mountain events, visit www. eastcoaststurgis.com.
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Timonium, MD – New for 2018…Some of the rarest BMW Motorcycles and Memorabilia from the 1920’s to the 2000’s. Museum quality bikes and artifacts covering each of nine decades. The ‘Travel, Touring & Adventure Feature Area’ was another big hit last year and the expanded version will again feature a premiere group of world famous adventure riders like, Lisa & Simon Thomas, Alisa Clickenger, Sam Manicom and Steph Jeavons, who will all talk about their past and most current travel experiences! We will also have touring experts like, Ayres Adventures, Beach’s Motorcycle Adventures and Edelweiss Bike with presentations geared to cover regional and international tours for both amateur and expert travelers! Touring bikes, clothing, equipment and gear round out the Feature Area. The Motorcycle Aftermarket ‘New Product Technical Presentation & Demo Workshop Area’ will be expanded this year…two-wheel enthusiasts will be introduced to the latest products available for all makes of motorcycles by experts from some of the industries’ top brands. Bike fans can also check out all the newest 2018 models from the top foreign and domestic motorcycle manufacturers, plus the huge custom and antique bike competition show and hundreds of exhibits covering everything the motorcycling industry has to offer. Attendees can also enjoy Biker Fashion Shows, Tattoo Contest and the Bikini Model Search Finals. The show will be held indoors at the Maryland State Fairgrounds – Timonium, Maryland – Friday and Saturday, February 9th and 10th 10am – 8pm and Sunday, February 11th 10am – 6pm. U.S. Military and First Responders Only $5.00 Admission on Friday! For more information, go to www.cycleshow.net or call 410-561-7323.
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ABATE OF DELAWARE Ed Berner, Legislative Coordinator
Now that the holidays are over, the next legislative season for the State of Delaware is upon us. As of this writing there is nothing on the schedule that we (ABATE of Delaware) are concerned with. However, during the last Delaware Motorcycle Advisory Committee several items came up that we are tracking. The first is expanding the auxiliary lighting law to include all color of LEDs on your bike. Several states have laws that allow more colors that the white (clear) or amber (orange) that is currently allowed in Delaware. Also, there was a lot of discussion about “special” tags. There are many different special tags you can get for an automobile like a Disabled American Veteran (DAV), Credit Union (CU) and many, many others. The law does not allow for special motorcycle tags. So, if you’re an ABATE member, you’re out of luck. Same goes if you belong to any of the clubs. There seems to be more support for this than years past when ABATE tried to change the law. Lastly there seems to be progress on placing “Watch for Motorcycles” signs in areas of high volume motorcycle traffic - like at a dealer. This was originally proposed by committee member the late Ben Ewing. I’m happy to report that DELDOT has finally relented and the first sign should be going up near Rommel Harley-Davidison’s Seaford location within the coming months. This seems appropriate since Ben was a long-time Rommel employee. If you Facebook, Check out the committee’s page at DMREAC. There you’ll find links to state agencies and, if you have an issue, you can contact the committee using those links. It’s a straight path to Senator Ennis and Rep. Short. Your ideas will be discussed. For those of you keeping score you’ll remember that I talked about Kent County’s Home Run that supports the home for the chronically ill in Smyrna, DE. The after event was held at the Smyrna Moose Lodge and they rocked it with a great chicken dinner. I don’t know there that chicken came from but the portions were HUGE. It was one of the best attended in many years and the auction raised more funds than ever, which will be used for the patients at the hospital. A big “thank you” goes go out to Payne’s Leather in Felton DE, for the generous donation of the raffle grand prize as well as to all the other folks that donated items to the auction. Without all of you they would never have raised that much money For more information or to become an ABATE member, visit www.abateofde.com.
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Rolling Thunder®, Inc. National dedicated a Prisoner of War/Mission in Action (POW/MIA) “Chair of Honor” on November 8, 2017 in Emancipation Hall in the U.S. Capitol. The dedication ceremony was attended by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), members of Congress, Congressional staff, Rolling Thunder®, Inc. members and visitors. The Chair is to honor the approximately 83,000 POW/MIAs who have not yet returned from WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. The cost of the “Chair of Honor” is $13,000 which was paid by Rolling Thunder®, Inc. National.
This project started several years ago by Joe D’Entremont of MA and Gus Dante of Neshanic Station, NJ, both Rolling Thunder®, Inc. National members. Rolling Thunder®, Inc. chapters, nationwide, have dedicated over 100 “Chairs of Honor” in major league stadiums, local college stadiums, restaurants, town halls, race tracks and parks. For more information visit www.rollingthunder1.com. About Rolling Thunder®, Inc.: The major function of Rolling Thunder®, Inc. is to publicize the POW-MIA issue: To educate the public that many American Prisoners of War were left behind after all previous wars and to help correct the past and to protect future Veterans from being left behind should they become Prisoners of War-Missing In Action. We are also committed to helping American Veterans from all wars. Rolling Thunder®, Inc. is a non-profit organization and everyone donates his or her time because they believe in the POW/MIA Issue. For more information visit www.rollingthunder1.com.
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Staci J comes to the FLBD from Jersey Shore she is seen here on Twisted XB a Twisted Customs creation. Staci J is a model as well as actress and been seen in several TV and Movie productions and magazines. One of our favorite Fast Lane features!
Photographed by Mark Vetrini
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EVENTS CALENDAR all states 02/09-11/2018 - Timonium Motorcycle Show, 2200 York Rd., Timonium. Event URL: www.cycleshow.net.
MARYLAND 1/28 - Howard County Fairgrounds Motorcycle Swap Meet & Bike Show, 2210 Fairgrounds Rd., West Friendship, MD. Event URL: www.howardcountyswapmeet.com.
new jersey 1/1 - 10th Annual New Year’s Day “Hangover Ride,” 12 pm, Manville-Hillsborough Elks BPOE 2119, 1500 Brooks Blvd., Hillsborough. Event URL: www.facebook.com/events/1305278272928017/. 1/20 - Rolling Thunder Inc. New Jersey Chapter 19th Annual Pasta Dinner, 3-7 pm, Knights of Columbus, 15 East Lacy Rd., Forked River
PENNS YLVANIA 1/26-27 - ABATE of PA Leadership & Legislative Seminar, Red Lion Hotel, 4751 Lindle Rd., Harrisburg. Event URL: www.abatepa.org/Events/LL_Seminar. html.
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Owner: Michael Lucas/Lucas Motorworks, Murfreesboro, TN Year/Make/Model: Titled as 2004 Honda Shadow Build Time: 465 hours • Engine: VT600C Exhaust: Vance & Hines pipes, cut off with a 40° up turn, wrapped in platinum fiberglass wrap. Rear pipe is also bent to accommodate the right-side shifter lever. Also, fitted with chromed 1942 Ford tractor rain caps. Frame: Engine mounting is 2004 Shadow VT600 converted to a fabricated hard tail 10.5” custom stretch into a 1995 Shadow VT600 rear set. Frame has 2” drop incorporated into the stretch.
Rake: OEM 35° Front End: 2001 Honda Shadow VT600. Triple clamps dropped 2” on OEM Stanchions to level the frame and equipped with Gatter Boots over the top fork seals. Front Wheel: OEM 19” Front Tire: Shinko OEM sizing Rear Wheel: OEM 15” Rear Tire: Shinko OEM sizing Rear Brakes: OEM drum Paint: NONE - Bike is 100% powder coat. Polishing: Aluminum polishing completed by Lucas Motorworks. All chroming was completed by Hard
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Chrome Platers/Josh Short, La Vergne, TN. Front Fender: Based on 2001 Honda Shadow VT600 fender. Crafted front license plate by Lucas Motorworks with matching font of TN state rear license plate. Rear Fender: 2002 Honda Shadow 750 Fender Struts: None – hard tail Oil Tank: None Handlebars: 2002 Honda Shadow VT750 turned down and fitted forward of the top triple clamp. Risers: Rotated 90° forward and extended directly off the stanchions. Hand Controls/Footpegs: OEM – 2004 Shadow VT600 20
Headlight: OEM – 2004 Shadow VT600 with custom cut and chrome plated brim. Taillight: Aftermarket License Mount: Face mounted to the rear fender. Seat: 1942 Ford Tractor Wheels: Front OEM 19” Honda Shadow VT600, Rear OEM 15” Honda Shadow VT600 Miscellaneous: All the electronics are placed within the under-seat leather bag with the battery. The Ford tractor seat is sprung by a chromed 3-leaf, leaf spring. 21
The leather saddle bag on the left rear is affixed by a quick release mechanism allowing for easy attachment and lock down for the road or to take with you if you leave the bike behind. The rear fender is from a 2002 Honda Shadow VT750 which was fitted to the 1995 Honda Shadow VT600 rear wheel assembly. The chrome rear cargo carrier is hand made. Left foot shifter lever system has been eliminated. Converted to a hand-crafted right-side shift assembly positioned under the rider’s right leg. Same OEM shift pattern.
Fuel tank fill bung and cap were hand-crafted to replace the stock fuel fill cap. Rear brake lever system was extended 10.5” to accommodate the hard tail frame stretch. Kick stand has been shortened and re-forged to accommodate the lowered frame. Chrome and Black grips are all aftermarket but purchased to match. The factory wiring harness has been extended to accommodate for the frame stretch. Photo location courtesy of Short Mountain Distillery Woodbury, TN • Bill Kaufman, Owner
South for the Winter Good Motorcycle Morning!
with Marty Sullivan
Let’s head south for the winter. Let’s go find something unique. Let’s look out for cops. Not to avoid the cops, let’s go find the cops. Why? Well it just so happens that I know where the world’s smallest police station is. No kidding, it’s in Carrabelle, FL. Let’s go! That day I started out in Crestview, FL and was heading southeast to Oklawaha, FL to see some family that evening. I started out early so I could take the scenic route through Mexico Beach, and Port Saint Joe on the way to Carrabelle for lunch. About 20 minutes outside of Carrabelle, I passed a caution sign with a bear on it. Really? Watch out for bears, at the beach, in Florida? Yep. Just a few minutes later I was parked right in front of the world’s smallest police station. You may think it’s just a gimmick for tourists, but no, it has a place in Carrabelle history. So way back in the early 60s, the Carrabelle police had no station to speak of, but they did have a patrol car, and a phone that was in a small call box that was bolted to a building. Later, the local phone company was upgrading their phone booths, so the local Sheriff scooped up an old booth, added a bench, and some paint and, voila! The Carrabelle police station was born! It was a great idea that gave the police officers some protection from the weather while making official police business calls. Unfortunately, some of the thriftier residents of Carrabelle also saw it as a place to make free long-distance calls. By the time I made it to Carrabelle, the phone was out of order. It was replaced by the much more recent, full size police station about a block away. The old station is still there though. Complete with a phone booth, a detention bench, and driveway for the patrol car. Pretty cool! Just around the corner was the Carrabelle Junction restaurant. Let me tell you, after days and days of fast food and chain establishments on Epic Ride, this place was a welcome sight. A cold drink, some good food, and great conversation. There’s no better cure for the fatigue of a long day of riding. As I’m writing this, it seems as though Carrabelle is a great idea. It’s pretty cold outside and it’s only going to get colder. If I decide to head south for the winter, I just might drop my kickstand in Carrabelle. It’s not too hot, not too busy, it’s on the beach, and the roads are great for motorcycles all year round. So you go ahead and get the snow shovel ready. Shady and I may just go stick our toes in the sand under some sunny lazy day palm tree near Carrabelle. No matter where you find yourself in our beautiful world. No matter where I may be trying to keep the bike vertical in places I’ve never been. Trust me when I say, I hope this year, 2018, is not as bad as some, and better than most. :) Happy New Year from everyone at Good Motorcycle Morning!
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Senior Moments Fred Pulliam Age: 65
. Location: Silver Spring, MD
Fred Pulliam began riding as a teenager. In 1969 he bought a new 1968 BSA Spitfire from Blalock Cycles (located in Wheaton, MD at the time). Since then, Fred has owned a variety of motorcycles including a 305 Honda Dream, 1986 Yamaha Virago, 1992 HD Low Rider, 1998 Triumph Thunder Bird Sport, 1999 Billy Bike Replica, 2001 Electra Glide and, currently, a 2017 Ultra Limited. He still owns all of his bikes except the Virago and 2001 Glide. Although his days were spent working as the owner of a Mercedes Benz repair shop, it’s fairly clear that Fred found time to enjoy motorcycles. Fred and his fiancé, Debby, enjoy riding together. Some of Fred’s road trips include Canada, Milwaukee, Key West, Memphis, Tail of the Dragon, and the of Tears ride. His favorite rides include the Florida Keys and Black Hills, SD. He is an ABATE and HOG member and participates in a variety of charity rides. When asked what advice he would impart to new or less experienced riders, Fred said, “Ride at your own speed and ability and have fun. Always be aware of your surroundings.” Sounds like good advice!
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• Presentations from some of the world’s top motorcycle Adventurist and Touring Experts will be featured daily . . . including Lisa & Simon Thomas, Alisa Clickenger, Sam Manicom, Steph Jeavons . . . just to name a few. • New Exciting Group of Adventurists and Travel Destination Experts added to the 2018 Feature Area! • World-Class Motorcycle Tour Companies: Beach’s Adventures, Edelweiss Bike Travel, Ayres Adventures, Moto Discovery, and more! • North America (including Canada and Alaska) and 5 other Continent Tours covered • Equipment, Clothing and Gear • Bike Preparation • Weekend to Multi-Week Tours • Bikes & Equipment • Packing and Travel Tips • Travel Destinations
Bike Competitieon Show on th East Coast
SEE ALL THE NEW 2018
MOTORCYCLES ON DISPLAY
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