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AUGUST 2013 • Vol. 12 ISSUE 8

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ello everyone welcome to the August issue of FASTLANE BIKER New York /New Jersey .This Month has been a busy one at the magazine. We had a lot of events to cover this July. It’s nice to see the events calender full every month. This month the entire Fastlane Biker family will be out at Lehighton bike night on August the 10th to support our Pennsylvania issue. Ty and his crew have been working real hard to turn that event into the power house it once was . I’m sure it’s gonna’ be a great time . Hope to see you all there! Till next time, Ride Safe


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The Seaboard Chapter AMCA Swapmeet

February 24, 2013 • cherry hill nj

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The Seaboard Chapter of the antique motorcycle club had their swap meet at a new location this year holding it at Eckenhoff Motorcycles of Cherry Hill and with winter ending and spring comin ,an indoor swapmeet was just what the doctor ordered! lots of goodies to checkout from american to metric ,motors, front ends, sheet metal, all at the right price! “accesories” for that well dressed biker could be bought as well! motorcycles inside and out proudly displayed (and photograped..thank you!) if u looked hard enough you could probably find it here,but hell thats half the fun anyway!

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i everyone! Welcome back to “The Chef’s Lane”, where you’ll find the very best in Biker food and the Sweet side for Bikers by Bikers. Hey! Hope everyone having fun this summer, especially Grilling and all! Man we got more awesome Biker food recipes to try, check this Month’s recipes and especially all the Desserts from Melody and Friends, they are the perfect end to your great meal! Until next Month, enjoy and God Bless! Hey! Get in on the fun E-mail your recipes to: chef-fatboy@ and if you like more Biker recipes, please check out Chef FatBoy’s website at: you’ll be glad you did and so will we!! Chef FatBoy, Melody & Family Grilled Peppers and Zucchini By: Karen Anderson Ingredients 1 medium green pepper, julienned 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned 2 medium zucchini, julienned 1 tablespoon butter or margarine 2 teaspoons soy sauce Directions: Place the vegetables on a double layer of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. x 15 in.). Dot with butter; drizzle with soy sauce. Fold foil around vegetables and seal tightly. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.

BBQ Beer Brat Kabobs

By: Bob Key Ingredients 1 (19 ounce) package Bob Evans® Beer Bratwurst, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 medium zucchini, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 medium yellow squash, cut into 1-inch pieces 2 cups fresh button mushroom caps 1 medium red onion, cut into 1-inch pieces 2 cups Bob Evans® Wildfire BBQ Sauce 6 (10 inch) wooden skewers Directions: Soak wooden skewers in water 30 minutes. Alternately thread bratwurst and vegetables onto skewers. Grill or broil kabobs 12 to 15 minutes or until brats are

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Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds ground beef 1/4 cup beer (such as Sam Adams) 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger whiskey (such as Jack Daniel’s) 2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon salt teaspoon ground black pepper Directions: Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat; lightly oil the grate. Combine the ground beef, beer, Worcestershire sauce, whiskey, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper in a bowl; mix until evenly combined. Shape the mixture into 6 patties. Cook on the preheated grill until the burgers are cooked to your desired degree of doneness, 5 to 8 minutes per side for well done. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 160 degrees F.

Citrus-Ginger Tuna Steaks By: Fran Roff Ingredients 1/2 cup olive oil 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon lime juice 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root 2 (8 ounce) tuna steaks Directions: In a bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Pour 1/2 cup marinade into a large re-sealable plastic bag; add tuna steaks. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 2-4 hours. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade. Drain and discard marinade from tuna. Coat grill rack with nonstick cooking spray before starting grill. Grill tuna, uncovered, for 5-7 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve with the reserved marinade.

Melody’s Sweet Summer Berry Dessert 1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed 1 (5 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 2 cups fresh blueberries 2 cups chopped fresh strawberries 2 cups fresh raspberries fresh mint leaves for garnish Directions: In a bowl, mix the frozen whipped toping and sweetened condensed milk. Gently fold in 1 3/4 cup blueberries, 1 3/4 cup strawberries, and 1 3/4 cup raspberries. Top with remaining blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries. Garnish with mint, and chill until ready to serve.


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Events Calendar August 3RD

15th Annual POW MIA Poker Run

Sponsored by Hally-Allen American Legion Post #1341 The poker run starts at 7150 Route 36 N. in Sonyea. Registration is from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and the motorcycles go out at 12:00 pm. The fee is $15.00 for the rider and $10.00 for a passenger. The ride includes dinner. The 100 mile ride includes raffles, DJ, and door prizes. For more information call (585) 658-2620

Dansville Moose Riders Annual Run Sponsored by Dansville #1130 Moose Riders The run starts at 6 Main Street in Dansville. Registration is from 9:30 am to 11:30 am and the last motorcycle goes out at 12:00 pm. The fee is $20.00 for the rider or $30.00 with a passenger and includes a chicken barbeque dinner. The run ends with 50/50’s, door prizes and music. This is our 2nd annual run to benefit the Vincent House in Wayland. The Vincent House is a comfort care home for those who have irreversible illnesses. For more information call (585) 233-5521

New Hackensack Fire Company 7th Annual Motorcycle Benefit Ride

The ride starts at 217 Myers Corners Road in Wappingers Falls. Registration is from 9:30 am to 11:00 am and the motorcycles go out at 11:30 am. The fee is $25.00 per person and includes breakfast for all registered motorcycle entrants, food included though out the day. The benefit ride will be escorted by the Axemen M-C, Professional Firefighters Club thru scenic Dutchess County. The ride ends with vendors, door prizes, 50/50 raffle and live music. Pre-registration form is available on line. For more information call (917) 692-2653 and (845) 527-7680

August 4TH

6th Annual Hospice Poker Run

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Sponsored by Ocean County PBA 258 The poker run starts at Wawa Rt. 530/539 and Rte 70 in Manchester. Registration is from 9:00 am to 11:15 am. The fee is a donation of $25.00 per bike and $5.00 for a passenger. The ride ends in Bayville with music, food, prizes, and give-a-ways. All profits to benefit Van Dyke Hospice Inpatient Unit at Community Medical Center in Toms River. This is a rain or shine event. For more information call (732) 581-930

Sponsored by KIA Army Spc Benjamin Moore Memorial Trust, and Hedger House

The poker run starts at Hope Hose Humane, 150 West Burlington Street in Bordentown. Registration is form 9:00 am to 11:00 am. The ride fee is $10.00 per hand and $5.00 for a passenger. $100.00 will be awarded for the best hand. The ride ends in Chatsworth with door prizes, food, vendors, music and more. For more information call (609) 203-2695

Homes For Our Troops 10th Annual Bike Ride

Sponsored by Liberty Harley of Rahway, America’s 9/11 Foundation, Shiner Bock, and Shorepoint The ride meets at 1000 Route 9 in Parlin. Registration and breakfast is from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. The safety talk and ride starts 10:00 am. The fee is $30.00 for the rider or $50.00 with a passenger. The fee includes breakfast. The first 300 registrants will receive a complimentary t-shirt. The ride is approximately 1.5 hours long followed by a barbeque, concert, vendors and entertainment. The run benefits the Homes for Our Troops, a national organization committed to helping those who have selflessly given to our country and have returned home with serious injuries. For more information call (732) 856-0307

Poker in the Pines Sponsored by Trapani’s and American Inn The ride starts at Trapani’s, 529 Rt.9 Waretown Plaza in Waretown. Sign up is from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. This will be an approximately 70 mile ride through the pines with well known stops with facilities. The ride ends with live music, food, entertainment, prizes and giveaways. The rain date is August 11th. For more information call (609) 693-3773 Roger Sterling Memorial Ride

The ride starts at Webbs Mills Fire Department in Pine City. The motorcycles go out at 9:00 am. There will be raffles, an auction, barbecue and more. For more information 20

August 8TH

Classic Car, Bike and Truck Night

Sponsored by Fraternal Order of Eagles Eagle Riders Club The bike show will be held at 350 Woodside Lane in Bridgewater. The show begins at 6:00 pm. There is no fee to enter your motorcycle in the show. Bikes will be judged by peoples choice and a trophy will be awarded for the best bike. There will also be music. For more information call (908) 526-9898

August 10TH

1st Annual One Nation Under God Poker Run

Sponsored by American Legion S.A.L. Post 253 and The Knights of Columbus Council 4907 The Poker Run starts at the American Legion Post 253 on Devoe Ave. in Spotswood. Registration is from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. The fee is $20.00. The ride ends with a barbeque, music, and more. The proceeds from this event will benefit the American Legion S.A.L. Post 253 Veterans Fund and the Knights of Columbus Special Needs Children Fund. For more information call (732) 251-7216.

August 17TH

Iron Cruisers MC 2nd Annual Pig Roast

Sponsored by Iron Cruisers Motorcycle Club The ride starts at B&B Cycle and Marine, 219 Bridgeton Fairton Road in Bridgeton. Registration is from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and the motorcycles go out at 11:15 am. The ride fee is $20.00 per person. The country ride will includes stops for pictures and more. The ride ends with a pig roast, Chinese auction, music and more. For more information call (856) 5286660, (856) 982-6781

David P. Waldron Memorial Poker Run

Sponsored by Sunday In The Country Food DriveThe poker run starts at Millerton Fire House on Centry Blvd. in Millerton. Sign up is from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and the motorcycles leave at 11:00 am. The fee $25.00 for the rider and $15.00 for a passenger. The 100 plus mile ride will go through NY, MA.,& CT. The run ends in Sharon, CT. with food, and live music. The rain date is Sunday August 18th. For more information call (860) 364-5947. 

3rd Annual North Country Children’s Clinic Unmet

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Needs Run

Sponsored by Tranquil Thunder LRC The run starts at North Country Children’s Clinic, 238 Arsenal Street in Watertown. Registration begins at 9:30 am with the motorcycles going out at 11:00 am. The fee is $20.00 for the rider and $10.00 for a passenger. The run ends with food, music, raffles, and auctions. The North Country Children’s Clinic has an Unmet Needs program which was designed to help out individuals with the cost of medications who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford them. This program relies on donations to keep going and is in no way funded by any Federal or State entities.

August 18TH Blue Knights NJ-8 Law Ride

Sponsored by Autoland, Warren Distributing There are two start locations for this ride. In Rockaway the ride will start at Hibernia Diner, 9 Green Pond Road. In Springfield riders will start at Autoland, 170 Route 22 East. Registration begins at 9:00 am and the motorcycles go out at 10:30 am. The ride is fully escorted and will join together before reaching the final destination in Hoboken. All proceeds go to Mothers Against Drunk Driving in memory of Rosemary Esteves and Vania Martins. For more information call (908) 230-3420

August 18TH

AMA District II Corn Boil Rally

sponsored by AMA District II The ride starts at Williams Harley-Davidson, 1100 US Hwy 22 W in Lebanon. Registration is from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. The ride fee is $15.00 and includes food. The 50 Mile run will go through Hunterdon and Somerset Counties before ending in Bridgewater with entertainment and vendors. For more information call (848) 228-9299

August 24TH

2nd Annual Team LeCure Fight Against Cancer Poker Run

Sponsored by Team LeCure The ride starts at 100 Margaret Street in Penns Grove. Registration is from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. The ride fee is $20.00 for the rider and $15.00 for a passenger. The 60 mile ride will end with food, entertainment, vendors and more.  The ride benefits the American Cancer Society Relay For Life.  The rain date for this event is 8/25/2013. For more information call (856) 305-3686, (856) 341-6240

1st Annual Epic Responders Rally

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Sponsored by Real-Time Technology Group The poker run will start at Landslide Saloon, 1090 State Route 173 in Asbury. The 50 mile ride begins at 11:00 am. The ride fee is $35.00 per person and includes a poker hand, entry to the party and pig roast. Additional hands are $5.00 each. Cash prizes will be awarded. The ride ends with live music, food, vendors, and more. The ride will benefit first responder’s injured in the line of duty through the Feal Good Foundation. The rain date for the ride is August 25, 2013. For more information call (908) 782-6010 Extension 102

2nd Annual Doodle Don Poker Run

Sponsored by Heislerville Vol. Fire Co The poker run starts at the Heislerville Community Hall, 219 Main St. in Heislerville. Registration is from 9:00 am to 10:30 am. The fee is $25.00 for the rider and $15.00 for a passenger. The fee includes food and a t-shirt for the first 150 people registered. The run ends with prizes, 50/50’s, and music. All the proceeds from this event will go to Ocean Academy in Cape May Court House to help with supplies for the needs of other children.

Rolling through Tompkins County

Sponsored by Waves Ambulance and GWRRA NY Chapter-F The ride starts at Slaterville Springs Firehouse, Rt. 79 in Slaterville, Springs. Sign-up is from 8:30 am to 10:00 am. The registration fee is $20.00 for the rider and $15.00 for a passenger. The fee includes barbeque. This is a 100 mile scenic ride through Tompkins County.

A and Z Roli Memorial Rally

Sponsored by Rolis Muscle Cars, LLC The rally will be held at 30 South Main Street in Schaghticoke. Registration begins at 10:00 am with motorcycles leaving at 11:00 am for a beautiful and scenic ride to Lake Luzerne to visit the Double H Ranch. The registration fee is $10.00. The ride will leave to return to Schaghticoke about 1:30 pm. The ride will end with food available for sale.Goody Bags will be available for all who attend as well. The rally is held to benefit the Double H Ranch in Lake Luzerne For more information call (518) 753-7446

Beachwood Fire Dept Annual Poker Run & BBQ

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am. The 110 mile ride has 3 stops and ends with a barbeque and live entertainment. For more information call (201) 577-1590

August 25TH

2nd Annual Roars 4 Paws

Sponsored by Sullivan County SPCA The ride starts at Hectors, 8 Dr Duggan Road in Bethel. Registration begins at 9:00 am and motorcycles go out at 11:00 am. The ride fee is $25.00 for the rider and $10.00 for a passenger. The ride will go through the western Catskills along farms, mountain views and streams. The ride will include stops where food is available and will end with music and raffles. Cash prizes will be awarded for best and worst hands.The poker run will benefit the Sullivan County SPCA. For more information call (845) 423-0429

Cure 2013

Sponsored by Freetime Magazine, Gain Company, Joelle’s Hair Design The poker run starts at Rush Creekside Inn, 6071 East Henrietta Road in Rush. Registration is from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. The ride fee is $15.00 for the rider and $5.00 for a passenger. The ride ends with door prizes, raffles, music and more. The ride will benefit Cure Childhood Cancer Association.

Cohoes Waterford Elks Ride for Cerebral Palsy

The ride starts at 45 North Mohawk St. in Cohoes. Registration is from 10:00 am to 11:30 am and the motorcycles go out at 11:30 am. The fee is $20.00 for each person. Its a 75 mile poker run with stops at other Elks lodges. The ride ends with food, a band, prizes, and raffles. For more information call (518) 9446490

August 31ST

Ride for the Red Motorcycle Run

Sponsored by Corning H.O.G. Chapter 2077 The run starts at Corning Harley-Davidson at 300 Town Center Road in Painted Post. Registration is from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and the motorcycles leave at 11:30 am. The ride is a 90-mile motorcycle run to raise funds for the American Red Cross’ Finger Lakes Region Services to Armed Forces Program and local disaster responses. the ride will include stops at the famous Watkins Glen International Race Track , the Bath VA Center and return back to Painted Post. The run ends with vendors, raffles, live entertainment and more. Registration online is available. For more information call (607) 937-8351

Roar to restore the shore may 18th 2013 • jersey shore Nj

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With all the devistation that hurricane sandy left behind many organizations are out in full force to try to help those affected and Jersey bikers naturally wanted to help too. A motorcycle run was organized to do just that “roar to restore the shore” was put together to raise funds to benefit victims of hurricane sandy. starting at the american legion in keyport nj, motorcyclists gathered to attend and support this event. Well over 1000+ bikes (police escorted) road the parkway and through several of the jersey shores hardest hit towns to the end destination at the vfw in bricktown nj. At the ending stop there where many food vendors,local bussiness’s ,live music, a silent auction,all combined to help the sucess of this event. In the end I heard there was close to $35,000 raised for the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. now thats a great feelin!

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As if one with their Harley stallion JoPo © 9/27/2012 © Lee Buddah Haverstick, Black Rose Poetry™ they soothe my troubled mind they glided through Essex farmlands Road Scribes of America ™Road 2012 Scribes Of America™ © JoPo 11/9/2012 RSOA ™ 2012 on Old-New-England country-roads nature’s foreplay teased their senses Wind Blows their metal-steed’s tires kissed each narrow twist and turn. Wind Blows “Hang on, darlin..” he warned, Calls my name then cut the wheel off-road … Beckons me Their bodies banged, bounced up, “Come split the lanes” then smashed right back down their boots found the foot-pegs Invitation accepted pushed hard and stood straight up As many times before arms locked around his waist Pull on the boots heart pounded against her chest Out the door breath froze in mid-air, and yet-from deep inside her gut Fire up the bike she heard herself yell out: Drop her into gear “Don’t stop … Not now … Not ever!” Twist the wick Out of here MarySusan Williams-Migneault AKA Shadow-Wolf Hit the highway © 2008 Road Scribes of America (TM) 2012 Split the lanes Thankful for “The Wind” That calls my name © 2008 Bob “Bikerwolf” Bryant RSOA ™

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ASK THE ATTORNEY BY: LEE D. GABER, ESQUIRE 1-888-CYCLE-LAW • • of them believe that because it’s their own insurance company they are required to give a statement. This is absolutely not the case. Not only are you not required to give a statement with regard to how the accident occurred, you are in no way bound to give a recorded statement. This also goes for any and all requests made to give a statement by the other individual’s insurance company. These recorded statements rarely do anything but help the insurance companies look for ways to deny claims. If you feel compelled to report the accident to your own insurance company you should keep the facts to a minimum and insist that it not be recorded. Any request by the other parties insurance company should be limited to the location of your motorcycle until after you have spoken to an attorney. I know I have written on this subject before however, I am continually surprised by how often client’s are giving recorded statements to the insurance companies which then come back to haunt them at a later time. Finally, be careful out there. I believe I have seen an increase in serious motorcycle accidents this season. Most of which are being caused by drivers simply pulling out from stop signs or making left turns right in front of my clients. Never assume that they see you coming. Always slow down at these intersections and keep your eyes on the car itself and be prepared to take evasive action at a moments notice. As usual, I hope you find this information informative and if you would like additional information on these topic or others, I can always be reached at or 1-888-CYCLE-LAW (1-888-292-5352).

I have recently been retained to represent several clients who were operating sport bikes when their accident occurred. In each of these cases the speed of my clients has become a factor as there have either been witnesses or some physical evidence leading to the allegations of excessive speed being made against my clients. In most of these cases the accidents have taken place on smaller streets where the posted speed limit tends to be lower than on rural roads or the highways. Although many of these areas are sparsely populated, the speed limits remains low, however, the temptation to drive over the speed limit is high. In each case the other vehicle had either a stop sign or was pulling out from a driveway and clearly has the majority of fault. However, if there is evidence of speeding on the operator of the motorcycle, it gives the defendants an argument that there was some contributory negligence on the motorcyclist. This argument does not carry as much weight when my client is operating a “touring” style motorcycle however when operating sport bikes, whether the allegation of speed is true or not, it is much easier for the opposing counsel to argue that speed is a factor, given that most of these bikes look fast even when they are standing still. The point that I am trying to make is although the vehicle exiting a driveway or pulling away from a stop sign has the duty to make sure it is clear and safe to proceed, if excessive speed is evidenced by either witness testimony or unusually long skid marks it gives the other side an argument against accepting full responsibility for the claim. On a separate note, please remember that after an accident occurs, you should not give a recorded statement to any insurance company. I am still seeing client’s come to me after they have given recorded statements over the telephone. Many

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