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March 2017 Vol. 8 Issue 3

FEATURE BIKE

Ice Monster Another Powerhouse Creation from Jerry Tully

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Pix from the Show

2017 Timonium Motorcycle Show She Rides!

Sharon ‘Sassy’ Butler

Feature Model Miss Stevie 1

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March. The wind-down from the Timonium Motorcycle Show and the Launchpad into riding season. Our schedule is filling fast and it’s going to be an exciting time for Mid-Atlantic motorcyclists! If you were at the Timonium Show, check out FLBD’s follow-up because you never know if you’ll show up there. Special thanks to Used Bike Emporium, 100.7 The Bay, Amanda Lee and One Rock Studio for making our little piece of Timonium a place to be. Whether posing for our Xtreme Foto Booth, playing Biker Giant Jenga, chilling with some classic rock or sampling infused cooking oils, you have to admit it was a good time. Congrats to Trina Ashworth whose bike, Class Clown (on display with FLBD), for taking 1st prize touring. Also, congrats to Amanda Lee who won 1st prize for black & white tattoo. April brings the Baltimore Tattoo Convention and that means FLBD will focus on that special relationship between bikers and ink. If you are a biker who loves to show off his ink, or if you have a bike adorned with tattoo-style art, send your photo, name, city and state to submissions@ flbdelmarva.com. Of course, we are already focusing on May and one of the most important events in the motorcycle community. If you are a member of a Rolling Thunder group, send your group’s photo (don’t forget to note which group you are and your city/ state) for inclusion in the Rolling Thunder Tribute Issue. If you are interested in sponsoring or advertising opportunities in the Rolling Thunder Tribute Issue, contact marketing@flbdelmarva.

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com. Remember: FLBD is the only publication permitted distribution in the Pentagon Parking Lot and at the Reflection Pool. Help us support this important event through content, advertising and sponsorship! The June Women In Motorcycling issue is also on the layout table. If you are a woman who rides, or if you belong to an organization for women who ride, be sure to pay attention to the Women In Motorcycling ad in this issue of FLBD for your chance to be featured and win prizes. Entries are being accepted now and the cut-off date is May 10, 2017. Winners will be announced in the June issue of FLBD and via FLBD social media on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest. Until next month, keep the shiny side up and the rubber on the road!

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DIRECTORY ABATE OF DELAWARE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 ADVENTURES OF SUCH A GUY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 APPLE MOUNTAIN PRODUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 BARGAINS N TREASURES MOTORCYCLE SHOP . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 BUSTED KNUCKLES CUSTOM CYCLES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 CAROLYN CROWLEY, LADYLAW.COM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2, 14, BC

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ABATE OF DELAWARE Ed Berner, Legislative Coordinator For the past several months, I have been attending the individual ABATE of Delaware County Chapter meetings. Perhaps it’s the time of year but attendance seems to be down. Now that the holidays are over and the new Legislative season is upon us, it is imperative for everyone who rides to get involved. Whether you reside in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or Virginia, the only way to preserve our rights and work to expand them is to get involved in the process. There are many, many dedicated people that are fighting on your behalf to preserve our freedoms. ABATE can always use more. Strength comes in numbers and when we rise up as a group and speak with one message we cannot be ignored.

because of an attempt to take away my freedom to choose. Later the state attempted to give the training program to a contractor and I became fully involved. Attending a local ABATE meeting is the best way to get started. Join your local ABATE Chapter and let your voice be heard! For more information, visit www.abateofde.com.

ABATE isn’t just about helmet laws. Regardless of the state, ABATE has been instrumental in stopping motorcycle-only checkpoints and, more recently, speaking out about the profiling of riders because of what we choose to ride or what is worn on our backs. Years ago, when I was an MSF riding instructor with the State of Delaware, I became involved

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Everyday Heroes Lieutenant Steven Floyd Delaware Department of Correction End of Watch: February 2nd, 2017 Lieutenant Steven Floyd was killed during a 20-hour long hostage standoff inside James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, Delaware. Inmates took Sergeant Floyd and three other corrections employees hostage. Sergeant Floyd is the first officer fatality from the state of Delaware. A large group of inmates took Lieutenant Floyd and three other prison employees hostage during a riot in Building C. A tactical response team made entry into the prison approximately 20 hours later and located Lieutenant Floyd’s body. The other prison employees were rescued. Approximately 120 inmates housed in Building C at the time remained in custody. Lieutenant Floyd had served with the Delaware Department of Correction for 16 years. He was posthumously promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on Friday, February 3rd, 2017. FLBD salutes Lieutenant Steven Floyd and sends their sincerest condolences to his family, friends and co-workers.

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5th Annual Bike Show to benefit

Homes For Our Troops

April 29, 2017—Noon to 4 Vanessa’s Corner Pub 2600 W. Liberty Rd., Taylorsville, Maryland 21157 (Corner of 26 & 27)

Hot Food and Cold Beer | Music | 50/50 Raffle Chinese Auction | Family Event | Flag Ceremony

Trophies in each Class—People’s Choice Award Registration Noon to 2—$15 for each bike Awards at 3:30 For information contact us at alr223md@gmail.com

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FLBD had a great time at the 2017 Timonium Motorcycle Show. Thanks to all of our readers who stopped by to say hello and have some fun courtesy of FLBD, Used Bike Emporium, One Rock Studio and 100.7 The Bay!

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BIKER GIANT JENGA

Sponsored by: 100.7 The Bay Baltimore’s Classic Rock Station

FLBD XTREME FOTO BOOTH Sponsored by: Used Bike Emporium, Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys, 100.7 The Bay Photos courtesy of: One Rock Studio 9

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2017 Timonium Motorcycle Show Photos courtesy of: 100.7 The Bay - Baltimore’s Classic Rock Station

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THE WINNERS AT TIMONIUM “Best of” Winners for the Custom & Antique Bike Competition: (receiving $500 each): Judge’s Choice ‘Best of Show’ - #5702 Larry Crabtree – 2003 Harley Touring Bagger Classic Best Paint of Show - #6008 Camille Matthews – 2013 CanAm Spyder RSS Best Handcrafted Parts of Show - #5703 Tom Von Fange – Replica Antique Best Display of Show - #5519 Angelo Brocato – 1984 Harley Sportster 1st Place Winners In Their Class (receiving $200 each): Sportster Mild Custom - #5810 Daryl Hall, Jr. – 2006 Harley Sportster 1200 Sportster Full Custom - #5709 Tim Sessions – 1981 Harley XLH 1000 Softail FX Mild Custom - #5502 Albert Fischer – 2007 Harley Softail Softail FX Full Custom - #5712 Michael Weimer – 2006 Harley Softail Softail FL Mild Custom - #5813 Dennis O’Keefe – 2016 Harley FXSB Breakout Softail FL Full Custom - #6013 Jim Fowler – 2016 Harley Fat Boy Lo Bagger/Touring Radical Custom - #5702 Larry Crabtree – 2003 Harley Touring Bagger Classic Bagger/Touring Tour Pack Full Custom - #5511 Kelvin Dudenhoeffer – 2014 Harley Street Glide Bagger/Touring Road King Mild Custom - #1203 Trina Maston – 2002 Harley Road King American Antique (25 Years & Older) - #5812 John Hudson – 1957 Harley Sportster XLA Metric Antique 600cc & Larger (25 Years & Older) - #DP-3 Bob Ferguson – 1972 Honda CB750 Metric Cruiser Mild Custom - #6024 Bob Almon – 2015 Triumph 900 Scrambler Metric Cruiser Full Custom - #5711 Leon Johnson – 2006 Honda VTX 13 Antique Competition Bike (25 Years & Older) - #DP-8 Jack Geoghegan – 1973 Yamaha MX250 Antique Competition Bike Enduro/Moto-X (25 yrs & Older) – #DP-4 Jim Foster – 1973 Triumph TR5T Trail

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Antique Euro 500cc & Smaller (25 Years & Older) - #DP-12 John Leach – 1948 Triumph T-100 Tiger Antique Euro 600cc & Larger (25 Years & Older) - #DP-6 Jim Foster – 1955 Ariel 5Q4MK11 Nostalgic Custom - #G-01 Andy Marks & Terri Levine – 2015 Indian Board Track Racer Old School Chopper - #6012 John Roberts – 1972 Yamaha XS 650 Radical Chopper - #R-01 Bill Dixon – 2010 Savage Cycles Violator / Resident Evil Bike Limited Production Chopper - #5802 Michael Blasko – 2003 Big Bear Choppers / Big Ben Three Wheelers Mild Custom - #5513 Warren Ribakow – 2011 Harley Trike Three Wheelers Radical Custom - #6008 Camille Matthews – 2013 CanAm Spyder RSS Special Interest - #DP-7 Judy Foster – 1969 Honda CT 90 Step Thru

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Often in life, you will find yourself in situation where you dom to live life within the confines of depend on skill, experience, knowledge of safe proce- our laws. In other words, freedom to dures, and LUCK. do certain things, like get out on the road and ride a motorcycle. You hear the reports all the time. An ever-increasing percentage of the population continues to drive around in Prejudice comes in many forms. If a vehicles following too close to a motorcyclist, texting person does not look like me, act like me, make all the while driving, and doing all the illegal negligent things same choices in life—then they should be punished for not they habitually do. If a pedestrian crosses the street, with being exactly the way I am. a walk sign, abiding by all applicable laws, and is killed So yes, I hope you have safe procedures in place when you by a negligent driver, it’s not the pedestrian’s fault he/ ride, that you also have the skill and experience to avoid she was killed. It’s the fault of the negligent driver, right? the mistakes of others, and in addition - I hope you have So why is it that when a motorcyclist exercising an AmerGOOD LUCK. But when luck isn’t on your side, I am. For ican privilege of riding a motorcycle is killed or injured by more information, visit www.ladylaw.com. one of those negligent drivers, too often the motorcyclist encounters prejudice, dishonesty, and an unfair attitude that the rider contributed to the injury/death/property damage? All that rider did was have the BAD LUCK of coming into contact with careless, negligent people who were driving vehicles. Plain and simply put, they don’t ride, but they do cross the street. Weeding out these folks from a jury is difficult. One bad apple can spoil the entire bushel. These people have an illogical prejudice that they don’t readily admit to. This country is built on laws, responsibility, and free-

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e i v e t S s Mis

Miss Stevie was Born in British Columbia, Canada. She is an Internationally published model and three-time cover girl who enjoys boating, biking and traveling with friends who describe her as sweet, ambitious and smart. Miss Stevie is a past Miss Alberta (2013), Miss Tropic Beauty finalist, Miss Earth Edmonton finalist, Miss Top Model Canada, 1st Runner Up Miss Face of the World (Canada 2014-2015) and a promo model for many brands such as Bacardi, Southern Comfort and Casino.

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Tattoo Convention April 7th - 9th 2017 Baltimore Convention Center

1 W Pratt St , Baltimore, MD 21201

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Owner: Custom Auto & Cycles

Front Tire: Dunlop 90-90-21

Build Time: 2 years

Rear Tire: Dunlop 250-40-18

Engine: 131 Patrick Racing

Front/Rear Brakes: Hawg Halters

Cases, Flywheels, Rods, Pistons, Cylinders: Patrick Racing

Paint: Candy Blue and Candy Tangerine

Heads: RevTec 125

Polishing: Jerry Tully and JT

Cams: Custom Grind 740 Lift

Front Fender & Rear Fender: Shop Made

Carburetor: 48 Mikuni

Oil Tank: Oil In Frame

Ignition: Dyna 2000

Handlebars & Risers: Pro One

Exhaust & Frame: Shop Built

Hand Controls & Foot Pegs: Jay Brake

Transmission: Baker

Headlight: Arlen Ness

Rake: 44˚

Tail Light: Radiantz

Front end: 9” Over American Suspension 63mm Forks, 9° degree triple tree

License Mount, Seat: Shop Made

Front/Rear Wheel: RC Components

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Painter, Molding & Printing: Jerry Tully

Bio: This bike was built at a time in Jerry Tully’s life when he felt he had to make a custom bike while thinking outside the box in a creative nature. Jerry decided to make the frame out of aluminum 1 ¾ tubing which was unheard of at the time of its conception. The frame is built completely out of 6061 Aluminum with 1’ billet aluminum swing arm and oil for the engine runs through the frame, the oil fill is located under the seat. Air is also held in the frame for the rear air ride. The bike weighs 434 lbs. and the engine puts out 172 HP at the wheel and 186 lbs. of torque.

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Colcannon Irish Mashed Potatoes

Where is your green?! It’s the month of March and that means St. Patrick’s Day so you can’t be caught without it. What better way to show your green than with a delicious side of mashed potatoes, Colcannon, that has your greens covered and you can hide them in your belly. These creamy, buttery mashed potatoes Prep Time: 15 mins. are so tasty that even if Cook Time: Approx. 35 mins. you’re not a fan of greens you soon will be. Yield : 10 Servings The dish a guaranteed comfort and a guarantee of no pinching!

Serving Size: 1/2 Cup

INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS 1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. 2. Add the potatoes and cook for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Drain and add them to a large bowl. 3. While the potatoes are cooking, heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add 2 tbsp. of butter. 4. Once the butter has melted, add cabbage, kale and scallions. Saute until softened (5-7 minutes). Remove from heat. 5. Using a hand mixer or potato masher whip the potatoes with the remaining butter and your cream cheese. Slowly add the cream. 6. Once you are done whipping the potatoes stir in cabbage, kale and scallions. 7. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 8. Serve immediately or keep warm in the oven until ready to serve.

5 cups of potatoes chopped in small cubes ¼ head of a small cabbage, cored and shredded thin 2 cups of kale, ribs removed and sliced thin 8 oz. cream cheese , chive and onion flavored, room temperature 4 scallions, finely ch opped 8 tbsp. (1 stick) sa lted butter ¼ cup heavy cream Salt and pepper to taste

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Senior Moments

SUZANNE ‘Q’ BEASLEY LOCATION: CHESTER • VA 56 YEARS

Suzanne Beasley, known to friends as “Q” (short for SuzieQ), resides on Kent Island in Chester, MD. Her first “off road” experience was with a go-kart but she quickly graduated to minibikes and dirt bikes in fields and woods with friends. Both of her brothers rode motorcycles. When Suzanne was first married, her then-husband bought a 750 Shadow. The couple lived in West Virginia at that time and if you had a license to drive a car, you were legal to drive a motorcycle - which Suzanne did. But riding was put aside when it was time to raise children and the bike was eventually sold. The couple purchased a small dirt bike for their son which Suzanne also enjoyed. But riding just didn’t fit in while trying to raise a family. When Suzanne found herself a divorced woman, she desperately began looking for activities to fill up free time. She owned a jet ski for a while but enjoyment was limited by weather and temperatures. Her friend talked her into joining Biker Or Not (BON) to meet new people. Her friend list grew but not many people wanted to share their ride if you weren’t their girlfriend. While everyone was out riding, she was still left behind. Suzanne decided to take control. She took the rider’s course and purchased a used Yamaha VStar 650. Soon after she traded that in for a newer model and eventually moved up to an 1100 VStar. She recently sold that bike and purchased a Harley Dyna Low. Riding allows Suzanne the feeling of being in control, yet letting go; of letting the wind blow the stress away. She also appreciates the camaraderie in the biker community and all the wonderful friends she has made through motorcycles. “We are there for each other in times of need. I pray for all my friends daily; for God to keep them safe.” In fact, Suzanne met her current husband, Travis, through motorcycles. Travis has been riding most of his life. They have been together for 5 years and married a little over a year ago, with family and all of their biker friends in attendance. Suzanne has been employed as an ultrasound tech for over 20 years. Although she did not serve in the military, her husband and both of her brothers served in the Air Force and her father served in the Navy. Suzanne doesn’t belong to any specific group of riders but adamantly supports our Veterans. She has participated in the Honor Flights out of BWI and supports many other military and charity rides. She believes in supporting those in need. Suzanne’s longest ride was to Myrtle Beach. She rode down fast and hard in one day but rode the coastline home over 2 days. She prefers the leisurely ride. Suzanne enjoys riding anywhere but scenic back roads with photo opportunities are favored. When asked what advice she would give to new or inexperienced riders, Suzanne says, “Slow down, pay attention, enjoy the ride! Life is a journey, not a destination. If you fly through it at top speed, you’re going to miss it! Riding is a privilege. Don’t give a bad name to those who obey the rules of riding.”

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Product Review: PakRest Adjustable Motorcycle Backrest/Travel Pack The PakRest Adjustable Motorcycle Backrest/Travel Pack claims “comfort, convenience and versatility” and that it may very well become your favorite piece of motorcycle gear.” FLBD decided to put it to the test. Big Poppa set out for a ride on one particularly warm February day (65˚!!) with a couple more two-wheel cave dwellers. They began their ride in PA, then into DE to meet up with another one of those aforementioned cave dwellers before rolling on to Port Deposit, MD to check out biker life on the water. He had multiple opportunities to pack, unpack, use the product as a backrest and move it to the luggage rack so make room for Buzz DeBiker to ride two up with him.

REVIEW: Instead of a one-size-fits-all product that you may or may not use more than once because it just doesn’t fit your needs, the PakRest provides you with choices of features and options so you can select what works best for you and your specific riding style including: • A large padded backrest that can be adjusted to fit your riding posture or allowed to float and move with you. When locked in position, the unique adjustment mechanism stops the backrest pad at the angle most comfortable to each individual rider. PRO: You can change the angle from outside the bag without the use of tools or removing the bag from your motorcycle. If you choose to leave the mechanism unlocked, the backrest pad moves with you. PRO: Leaning back on the large backrest pad takes the strain off arms, shoulders and back and may lead to increased riding time. • PRO: PakRest offers your choice of type, style or number of pockets and pouches. You will not find this versatility offered by other manufacturers. PakRest’s MOLLE compatible system gives you the ability to change the number, style and configuration of the pockets at any time to meet your specific needs. • PRO: PakRest easily moves from the rear seat to the luggage rack in a matter of seconds for those times when you are riding two up. The angled back of the PakRest fits snugly against the sissy bar when mounted on the rear seat and strapped in place. The skid resistant material on the bottom of the bag holds the bag firmly in place while riding. The PakRest fits equally well on the luggage rack. With the adjustment mechanism unlocked, the padded backrest will automatically adjust to the angle of the sissy bar allowing the PakRest to slide forward on the luggage rack and fit tightly against the sissy bar for a more stable, secure ride. • With the base of the PakRest measuring 12” x 12” and its’ 12” height you have almost 1580 ci of storage space you can easily pack for a long weekend or have a convenient place to store a full-face helmet. PRO: The convenient handle on the top of the PakRest makes it easy to unstrap the bag from the rear seat or luggage rack and carry it with you once you reach your destination. • PRO: PakRest is designed, engineered and manufactured in the USA. The consensus is that the PakRest is, in fact, comfortable, convenient and versatile. Consider this product FLBD APPROVED! Visit www.pakrest.com for more information or place your order. To view videos, visit www.flbdelmarva.com and click on FLBDTV.

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Sharon Celebrating all women who ride regardless of age or their ride of choice.

Sharon ‘Sassy’ Butler Sassy grew up riding dirt bikes bike but quickly learned with age and arthritis that she could not support the weight of a traditional bike. When she tried the CanAm Spyder, she was bitten. She has traveled long distances to Missouri (SpyderFest), Key West, and Daytona Beach for the Can-Amy Spyder Owners Event where she rode on the Daytona 500 Race Track. Sassy also attended Black Bike Week in Myrtle Beach, SC and rode the Tail of the Dragon in NC. She is a charter member of the Spyder Ryders of America – Ladies Eastern National Chapter. Sassy resides in Woodbridge, VA.

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