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ello everyone, the holidays are upon us and it’s time once again for the annual International Motorcycle Show at the Jacob K Javits Center in New York City. This is an annual must do event. Some go to shop, some to find a good deal on a bike in the winter months, some just wanna’ get out of the house for the day. December is a bit early for cabin fever but what the Hell. We’ve been busy here as always working on changes and upgrades as we always do in the off season. The new website is up but it’s not quite finished as we plan on making all kinds of changes to it over the winter months. This issue marks the Thirteenth anniversary of FAST LANE BIKER. Over the years we have seen a lot of changes in the industry, the economy and everything that surrounds it. The motorcycle world is still one of the greatest businesses to work in and we wouldn’t change it for anything .

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CATSKILL MOUNTAIN THUNDER SEPTember, 12-16TH

Motocycle Festival

EAST Durham, NY

Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival was held September 12-16, 2013 at The Blackthorne Resort in East Durham, NY. There were many events to keep everyone entertained with Bike shows, aerial burnouts, spaghetti wresting, wall of death, and live music acts. Among the performers were Jackyl, Pat Travers Band, Lee Rocker, Paul Luke Band, Shovelhead, and Bag Lady Sue. The bike show included hundreds of bikes and our photographer Gene tried to get a snap of each one – Did he get yours? Check with us to see. The custom bikes were truly amazing the chrome work, the variety of paint, and just the shapes were unbelievable, good thing we have some photos to share the excitement and awe of them with you. Don’t know where to start describing them but Bob Nowak from Albany brought along a couple of bikes that a lot of people stopped by to see a Custom Metallic Orange “113” and a modified ‘75 Red Sportster with brass/gold accents. Both were just a sample of the variety of outrageous looking bikes on display and in the show. A huge vendor area allowed everyone to walk around and see and shop for equipment, Parts and accessories of every type. Many of the Custom Shops were represented including Satan Cycles and Deadwood Choppers. The Hudson Valley Chapter of B.A.C.A. (Bikers Against Child Abuse) was also represented and had a booth distributing information about their recent activities as advocates for child abuse prevention. The Catskill Mountain Thunder Museum had a great display of motorcycles and related nostalgia equipment. Some military equipment was also displayed showcasing the role of the motorcycle as transportation in military conflicts. I noticed right off the bat a beautiful (for me) US Army Jeep M151 – felt I was back there once again and was ready to take it out for a spin. Noon time found the attendees able to get a great meal at the dining hall and the dinner meals were exceptional as well a hats off to the Blackthorne for doing a great job once again taking care of all of the folks. Evenings were terrific with the wall of death with its sounds and lights and the live musical entertainment accented by the cool crisp weather. The Blackthorne has a few stages and between the huge bar area housing an indoor stage and the outdoor stage the music could be heard long into the night. The Pat Travers Band played indoors and the attendance was wall to wall to see them play They did a great job with both their classic songs as well as some new ones. Jackyl was at the outdoor stage and played to a capacity crowd of well wishers. They are always a treat to hear whenever they play. Lee Rocker, formerly of the Stray Cats, also played for the crowds and was well received. Shovelhead, a veteran to the CMT Motorcycle Festival, played well into the night entertaining the crowds. Bag Lady Sue did a well received comedy skit and she certainly has a great stage presence when performing. Some of the veteran attendees caught up with her after the show for a photo or two including Tiger (Mike) Galeazzi and Linda as well as Bob Nowak from Albany and Jack from Deadwood choppers. “Sue” really enjoyed playing for the crowd of folks that caught her act and meeting all the fans. It was a great event and I as well as a lot of others can’t wait for next year.

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2013 burlinGton bike night june 2013 • downtown burlington nj

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Bike nights have gained lots of popularity through the years and Burlington Bike Night in New Jersey is no exception. Having been to it for many years I’ve always look forward to it, so I hopped on the scoot and away we went! Downtown Burlington is closed off to cars so that the large amount of bikes and vendors that fill the streets can have some space. Many downtown businesses stay open so as to cater to the many bikers and people that come out to check things out. Take a walk and checkout the live band playing down by the water, cruise the parking lot and view the many bikes parked, pickup a event t-shirt, or try to get the ol’ lady (or ol’ man) to get ya that Harley at Brians Harley Davidson display! With all the different type of vendors and businesses there surely is something to please everyone. Lookin’ forward to the warmer weather and ride, see you next year! Fast Lane Biker

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His bright red suit sports fluffy white trim Brian O'Leary Bing)slim (c) September 2012 Not quite obeseMbut a far cry(from Road Scribe of America. All rights reserved. Calf high boots all shiny and black prejudice" U.C.C. Totes a "without world of toys in a magical sack 1 § 207, Rides a custom sleigh scoot Stormin' Flames on each side Thunder written by Rod Hatter © Not a horse-powered relic Feb 28, 2011 It’s a Reindeer Glide ... ‘Cause Santa’s a Biker The rain is sideways, wind's a blowin'... ‘Big Daddy’There of coolain't no place that I am goin'... First page, chapter Sittin'one here, I sadly gaze, In the ‘Bookout of Old intoSchool’ the violent haze... Got a curvy I‘oldream lady of days that let me ride, Who supports tothe fillcause this need I have inside... I vision days when skies are clear, On those North Pole nights days when She supports ‘The Claus’thunder's what I hear. Not the thunder from MC’ the clouds... He hangs with a group called ‘Elves Thunder my pipes, All bad to the bone, allfrom three foot three so loud... DECEMBER, 2013

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This is what it’s all about Good times good people Go For It Without a doubt © Eddie Sorez The kids didn’t care That we look pay kindayour strange Gotta dues in this life They smiled and waved There's no easy way to go As we Have rolled to ontake in your share of roadrash Man what feeling Outathere on the road The It never getsonly old way to get anywhere In or this The kids us messed up life to getmore? your Bike in gear Who’sIs smiling

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Filling the orders, loading’ the sleigh Hitting’ the eggnog while the Big Guy’s away An empty bottle There are those who would doubt A wide open throttle Say,Takes Santa’s’ real menot away But,Leads for weme whoastray ride He’s the genuine deal Again I seek to straddle Cause Santa’s a Biker That well worn ‘Big Daddy’ of cool leather saddle All the comforts of home First page, chapter one With no plan but to roam In the ‘Book of Old School’ Believe with your heart Every shifting gear NotFinds with your head me drifting near SeeTales as the awaiting child a pen In aReflections hospital bed of where I've been For thunder on the street Asphalt by broken lines Is their click,marred click, click Occasional blur of Of Reindeer on a roof highway signs Fuel,‘Ol food andNick nature demand Scootin’ Saint The periodic setting Yes, Santa’s every Biker of an old kickstand When all is said and done Rhythmical reasons, cyclical rhymes He’ll make his rounds through all who ride Life at full circle, a sign of the times On every Toy Run

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A funnier sight you may never see much chatter about Than a big burly biker that stands six foot three the mountain top Tooling down the highway, a crisp road winter day the twisting andon turning Leather hismoisture protection, Biker armor you could say in the air To the average citizen, a mean looking man morning chills Especiallyoff to those in mini in a roar vans And makewe no began mistake,the he climb will stand toe to toe each to their own thoughts The brother sure ain’t the average Joe the thrill within The stereotype cast upon him, not a big deal views and danger all around For he knows most biker’s, fit the bill drop offs at the edge But what they don’t see, in the saddle bags roads slick from morning dew Are the brand new toys, still sporting price tags and yesterdays oil drip For he’s heading down to a toy run as we climb To help someone’s daughter or son we leave the underworld behind Giving freely the toys,its to hold brighten a child’s Christmas day forgetting on body and soul Now take your stereotype, and be on your way … we reach for the freedom of old

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Happy Holiday 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! Who cares whio’s been naughty or nice ! Let’s eat!! Even Santa wants great food, so check out this Months Awesome Biker Holiday favorites and this Holiday season, please remember our troops and other that are less fortunate this Holiday season, God Bless! Hey! Get in on the fun E-mail your recipes to chef-fatboy@att.net and if you like more Biker recipes, please check out Chef FatBoy’s website at www.chef-fatboy.com you’ll be glad you did and so well we!! Remember, Ride safe and Always EAT WELL! Merry Christmas

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Apricot & Mango-Glazed Ham

By: ringomango44, NJ. 1 boneless fully cooked ham (6 pounds) 2 teaspoons whole cloves 2 cups apple cider or juice 1/4 cup apricot preserves 3 tablespoons mango chutney 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 cup packed brown sugar Directions: Place ham on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Score the surface of the ham, making diamond shapes 1/2 in. deep; insert a clove in each diamond. Pour cider into pan. In a small saucepan, combine the preserves, chutney and mustard. Cook and stir over medium heat until preserves are melted; DECEMBER, 2013

brush over ham. Press brown sugar onto ham. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 140°, basting occasionally with pan drippings. Cover loosely with foil if ham browns too quickly. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Yield: 18 servings.

Willie’s Beef Rib Roast

By: wetwillieb, NJ. 1 boneless fully cooked ham (6 pounds) 2 teaspoons whole cloves 2 cups apple cider or juice 1/4 cup apricot preserves 3 tablespoons mango chutney 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 cup packed brown sugar Directions: Place roast, fat side up, on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Rub with garlic, salt and pepper; top with onion and bacon. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 2-3 hours or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a meat thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°). Transfer to warm serving platter. Let stand for 10-15 minutes before slicing. Yield: 10-12 servings.

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1 Tbsp. rosemary, dried 8 cloves garlic Directions: Cut squash in 1/2 cut then into 1/2 inch slices, cut mushrooms in 1/4, cut onion into 1/2 inch wedges. Preheat over to 400. Combine squash, mushrooms, onions, garlic in roasting pan season with Salt & Pepper and olive oil cook for 15. minutes. While veggies are cooking. Lift the skin rub the flesh with olive oil, rosemary, salt & pepper. Place chicken on veggies skin side up and place roasting pan back in the oven for 40 min to 1 hour (depends on the thickness of the chicken). Until veggies are tender.

Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

By: Alice LaRosa, NJ. 1 c butter, room temperature 1 1/2 c sugar 3 eggs 1/2 c sour cream 1/2 Tbsp. salt 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. vanilla extract 5 to 6 c flour Directions: Blend butter and sugar until creamy. Mix in eggs, and remaining ingredients. Sift in enough flour to make it easy to handle, usually 5 to 6 cups. Roll out on floured surface, cut with choice of cookie cutter and bake at 350 degrees approx. 8 minutes. Don’t over bake and they will stay soft until gone. Frost as you like. www.fastlanebiker.com


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