NHMRO June, 2024

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NHMRO Does Not Endorse Any Advertiser or Product In This Publication President Traci Beaurivage nhmropresident@gmail.com 603-714-4242 Vice President Tyler Medeiros tmnhmrovp@gmail.com Treasurer CJ Lynch nhmrotreasurer@gmail.com Newsletter Editor Rick Daynard Membership Contact nhmromembership@gmail.com Secretary Patti Pike NHMRO BOARD of DIRECTORS Steve Beaurivage Don Pike NHMRO Toy Run Director Betty Rock Ride SMART & Legislative Director Imre Szauter MRF Representitives Don Pike Patty Pike CJ Lynch

The New Hampshire Motorcyclist Rights Organization (NHMRO) was founded in 1975 to fight the freedoms that were being systematically taken away.

NHMRO was incorporated as a non-profit organization, under the laws of the state of New Hampshire, and the internal revenue tax codes. Our sole purpose is to protect the rights of ALL motorcyclists to choose how they ride and to maintain and preserve their freedoms as riders.

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Well, the NH Motorcycle Safety Task Force, of which I chair, had its first annual NH Rides Day and it went quite well. With everything that was going on the same day, we managed to get a decent turn out. I truly want to thank all our members who showed up early and helped set up and all of the people that came out to see what the event entailed. We were given the May is Motorcycle Awareness Proclamation signed by the Governor and one from Jay Ruais, the Mayor of Manchester. We have been so fortunate to have forged some extremely strong and vital relationships since we started the Task Force and I am so thankful to all of our partners, AAA of Northern New England, NH Automobile Dealers Association, NH Department of Safety and NH Motorcycle Riders Training Program. This group of people have really embraced what NHMRO stands for and they have rallied around us to help going forward in the future. I also want to thank our vendors, who despite this being their busy season managed to make it work and attend the event. Shout out to HK Powersports, Naults, Manchester Harley, Northeast Motorcycle Racing, United States Classic Racing Association, NH Off Highway Vehicle Association, ProRider 603, NH Motorcycle Riders Training Program, AAA of Northern New England, NH Automobile Dealers Association and Mount Prospect Academy(603 Trail riders). I would also like to thank the food vendors, Creative Kones and The Hill Bar & Grill at McIntyre Ski Area. We had tons of great gifts to give away, one being a kids electric bike. The bike show was small, but good, Alan Raymond won Best Antique for his 1942 H2-WLA Harley and Daryl Sargent won Best Custom and People’ s Choice for his 2000 custom painted Road King. Both took home a trophy and $100 in cash for each win. Bike week is just around the corner, and we will be up there around different places all week. If you see me, please say hi! We will be at the Looney Bin Monday June 10th to celebrate people who have made a difference or a mark on motorcycling. Tom Walsh Senior, one of the original founders and swag masters for NHMRO will be honored at this event.

We have already had 3 fatalities so far this year. Please help me in getting the word out to let’s ride smarter and safer! We can’t afford another year like last year with 40 fatalities, most of which we our own fault and no one lese involved. Our last meeting until Fall will be June 2nd. The board will be meeting over the summer planning the Toy Run which will be held September 8th . If you have any events that you would like us to attend, please let us know. I look forward to seeing ya’ll out and about!

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Free RideSMART,

The leadership of the House Motorcycle Caucus in Washington introduced H. Res 1179 expressing support for the designation of May 2024 as Motorcycle Awareness Month. All across the Nation many states and cities have been holding events or just a visit to the Capitol for their own version of motorcycle awareness.

Congressman Andrew Clyde of Georgia and 30 co-sponsors introduced a Congressional Review Act joint resolution. This resolution aims to overturn the EPA’s new emissions standards, announced in March that would compel over half of all new vehicles sold to be electric by 2032. This CRA marks another tactic lawmakers are using to fight back against the EPA’s rules and protect the internal combustion engine.

Tesla is still in the news with another biker being killed by one using automated driving mode. We continue the fight on this!

As motorcyclists we want to ride what we want, where we want, when we want and with who we want. The MRF has always been as much about personal freedom and the lifestyle as it is about motorcycles and biker’s rights. Please join us and help make a difference in the world that you love!

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IMPORTANT UPDATE

Effective immediately National Council Of Independent Riders (National COIR) has changed it's name to National Council Of Informed Riders (still National COIR). National COIR had originally set out to reach the roughly 9,000,000 independent riders in order to share important information that was being generated by various Motorcycle Rights Organizations (MRO's) around the country. We since realized that by focusing on the independents we were unintendedly leaving out everyone else. National COIR's goal is to unite ALL motorcyclists in order to keep them informed of the issues that directly affect them most. The 3 major issues that will be focused on is legislation, laws & rights as they pertain to motorcyclists.

We have expanded our committee of volunteers and are in the process of expanding & improving the website. We will also start sending occasional emails that might be of interest to you as a rider. Thank you for your patience as we worked slowly but steadily to design a program that will enhance the distribution of information throughout the entire motorcycle community. We currently have members in 36 states and continue to grow.

The only thing that has changed is that the ‘I’ represents Informed. Everything else remains the same. The website address is still www.nationalcoir.org You can still register absolutely FREE at www.nationalcoir.org/register All previous and future people that register (and voluntarily include their mailing address) still receive a FREE $3,500 Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance policy.

Stay tuned for more updates to follow

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Look for more interesting facts on NHMRO in upcoming issues!!

Did you know………...

Sherm Packard, founding father of NHMRO and now Speaker of the House, was inducted into the Sturgis Hall of Fame in 2003. One of many accomplishments over his lifetime as a biker!!

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To initiate , endorse and sponsor educational programs such as rider safety, public awareness, legislative and affirmative action and, individual freedoms and rights.

2)… To create and promote a positive public image of motorcyclists and motorcycle groups and to dispel and disprove media hype and unfounded propaganda

3)… To encourage goodwill and mutual understanding among motorcyclists, law enforcement personnel and the general public.

4)… To serve as an information source on matters pertaining to current laws, pending legislation, personal rights, political inclinations of elected officials and their constituents, and voter awareness.

5)… To act as a central responsive agency to devise and coordinate recreational, legislative, educational, and charitable activities.

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Green Leaves, Blue Sky, and … Orange Cones?

So, it was a long, miserable winter for those who dream of two- or three-wheeled adventures on New Hampshire’s scenic roadways or rallies and events that provide the comradery they miss so badly during the off-season. Unlike southern and western states with near- or year-round riding seasons, motorcyclists in New Hampshire either head south for winter rallies or vacations, or just sit and watch endless YouTube videos of motorcyclists living the good life.

Usually around early- to mid-March, nature teases motorcyclists with clear (but cold) days, often without snow on the ground, to go out “for just a short ride to shake off the rust.”

Bad idea for several reasons.

Reason #1 – the motorcycle likely isn’t ready to ride.

Reason #2 – the motorcyclist likely isn’t ready to ride.

And reason #3 – the roads sure as hell aren’t ready to be ridden.

Besides the possibility of black ice, sand and gravel, and monster potholes, New Hampshire roads just aren’t safe for motorcycles or motorcyclists until a number of heavy downpours and sometimes mechanical sweeping rid the road surface of materials that reduce traction for riders.

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NH DOT) has its hands full during the cold months, whether it’s from nor’easters, heavy rains, or storms that damage trees and roadways. Add to the damage that mud season can cause, and roads that were marginal before the cold months may now be damaged to the point they are not safe.

One solution for the March blahs – Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Florida. For those who can’t go, there’s always next year. Bike Week 2025 is February 28 through March 9. And for those not planning to go at all, there’s always more YouTube videos.

In April, riding fever elevates, but nature once again had the upper hand. The nor’easter that struck New England did significant damage in many parts of the state, creating conditions that in some areas still aren’t resolved. More folks were pushing snow than pushing wind and revving chainsaws instead of motorcycles in New Hampshire in early April this year.

By mid-April, signs of new life were starting to emerge, particularly in southern New Hampshire. Many riders who prepared their machines for their long winter nap pulled off their covers, checked their oil level and tire pressure, added fresh gas, and hit the starter button. Click, click, click? Damn, that battery didn’t survive those fewer daylight hourdays. Off to the store for a new battery, instead of a first ride of the season.

But for those who got everything right and found conditions to their liking, that first April ride sure was just what the doctor ordered. Even if the ride was just to a friend’s house or the April NHMRO meeting at Stark Brewery in Manchester, it felt good. Up north, things weren’t quite as good, but getting better by the day.

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By early May, motorcycling in New Hampshire once again becomes a reality for most. Just like a cicada emerging from its long dormant period, motorcyclists emerge from their living quarters to seek adventure on the open road.

But in addition to emerging green leaves and more frequent blue skies, comes the notorious orange cone. This object doesn’t live, but impacts a rider’s life. The orange cone is a danger flare, a signal that something could change an otherwise pleasant ride into something else in the blink of an eye.

Remember those rough-weather days that NH DOT and utility crews dealt with in March and April? Well, just because it’s May doesn’t mean all their problems have been resolved. On the contrary, winter and mud season conditions often prevent DOT and utility crews from making permanent repairs; they have to wait until temperatures warm up enough to be able to make asphalt repairs where needed, replaced damaged culverts, and regrade roadways and shoulders to undue what nature has done.

Orange cones can signal the obvious or the not-so-obvious. Take for example a section of roadway that was dug up to repair a broken water line. If it’s too cold to pave over the refilled trench, work crews might apply gravel or hardpack to keep traffic moving through the area. Depending on the angle of the trench relative to the travel path of a motorcyclist, things could get exciting about the time the front tire transitions from a good-traction surface to a lessthan-good-traction surface.

Gravel or hardpack settling over time and with continuous compaction from other vehicles can create a significant issue for a motorcycle, particularly at higher speeds. Those ‘edge traps,’ changes in elevation running parallel to the path of travel, can kill. Even a slight drop or rise perpendicular to the motorcyclist’s path of travel can cause a loss of traction or control.

There are dozens of other scenarios that orange cones can warn motorcyclist about, but often they aren’t clear until the motorcycle is about to encounter the issue.

Orange cones encountered during a rider education course, in a closed parking lot, at low speeds, can provide educational and practice opportunities for all motorcyclists. Orange cones in the wild are a different animal.

So, as the month of June signals warmer weather and better riding conditions, head out more often but pay attention to the orange cones during your travels. Road repair crews will start their annual repair and maintenance programs, and utility crews will continue to trim roadside trees and repair storm-damaged poles.

Those orange cones should be our caution markers and reminders that not every road was built or maintained for motorcyclists.

“Don’t let the fear of what could happen make nothing happen.” – Anonymous

Ride safe, Ride S.M.A.R.T.

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