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778-895-7795 darylaikin@shaw.ca HARLEYS (continued):

• Seventeen years after the first cycle rolled out of that wooden shed, Harley-Davidson was the largest motorcycle company in the world, with dealerships in 67 countries. Over 28,000 motorcycles were produced in 1920.

• Of all the country’s motorcycle manufacturers in business in 1929, only Indian and HarleyDavidson were able to weather the stock market crash. Production at H-D dropped from 22,350 bikes to 3,703. Sales to police forces helped them survive the economy’s collapse.

• H-D profited greatly from the use of their motorcycles during war time. Over 20,000 Harleys were used during World War I, and nearly 90,000 were put into service during World War II.

• In 1946, foreign motorcycles hit the American market and the competition with British and Japanese bikes was fierce. British imports had a sportier appearance and were cheaper and more reliable. Favorable tax laws governing imports made these bikes even more attractive. Although Harley-Davidson introduced the Hydra-Glide with the Panhead engine in an attempt to compete, it was heavy and not as sporty. It didn’t take long for H-D’s market share to shrink to a mere 6% of the market. By 1950, 40% of the motorcycles in the U.S. were foreign-made.

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• Marlon Brando was 30 years old when he • There have been a number of “glides” throughout Harley history. The Hydra-Glide rode a British Triumph in the 1954 movie The was introduced in 1949, with the first hydraulic Wild One, the story of a motorcycle gang front forks. This evolved into the Duo-Glide terrorizing a small town. The film’s popularity in 1958 with the addition of rear brakes and did nothing to help the sales of Harleys. In an hydraulic rear suspension. The Electra-Glide effort to combat the appeal of British bikes, in came along with its electric starter motor in 1957, H-D introduced the Sportster, considered 1965, and on to the Super-Glide in 1971 and “father of the superbikes.” the Wide-Glide in 1980. • The 1969 cult film Easy Rider featured Peter Fonda as Captain America riding a completely • Harley has also had a variety of “heads” over the years. First there was the Flathead, transformed H-D Electra-Glide with a Panhead dubbed as such because of the shape of the engine. Four bikes were customized for the cylinder head cover. Introduced in 1929, it making of the film. Three were stolen before was a 45-cubic-inch side-valve engine. The the movie was completed, and one burned. Fonda later restored the burned bike and today that chopper can be seen at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa. The Harleys ridden by the main characters in the film were purchased from the Los Angeles Police Department, as Harley-Davidson refused to provide free bikes for the movie. • The 1960s ushered in the customizing trend, but H-D failed to jump on the bandwagon in time. Their earnings faded, and the company was forced to go public, selling shares for the first time in 1965. In 1969, the family relinquished control of the business they had owned for 66 years, selling out to the American Machine and Foundry Company for $21 million. AMF, famous in the bowling industry, allowed the quality to slip considerably. Sales plummeted and by 1980, there seemed little chance of recovery for the company. In 1981, 13 senior H-D executives banded together and purchased the company from AMF for $80 million and the recovery began. In 1986, two million shares of common stock were offered,

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Knucklehead, the first V-Twin model, debuted in 1936 with its cylinder covers shaped like clenched fists. It featured two fuel tanks with the instrument panel positioned between them. It was produced until 1947. Along came the Panhead in 1948 with aluminum cylinder covers resembling upside-down saucepans. Panheads were around until 1965. The next year brought the Shovelhead, whose cylinder covers looked like the back of a shovel.


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Mocha is a very beautiful cat with a very sad story. Mocha was transferred to Katie’s Place from another shelter where she had become aggressive. Originally Mocha had been seized from a very cruel situation where she lived in deplorable conditions. Luckily she was rescued from that situation but obviously any trust she had in humans was gone, and Mocha reacted by lashing out at her rescuers. Because not all shelters are equipped, or able, to deal with cats that have these types of emotional issues Katie’s Place agreed to take Mocha on. We have lots of volunteers who have years of experience with animals that have lost all hope, all trust in humans, and who need time and understanding. When she arrived it did not take the volunteers long to see the complete sadness in her eyes, and it was obvious in no time that poor Mocha had been through a lot and her mistrust of humans was justified. We also know that this poor little girl deserves much more than she has been given so far, and we are working with her to teach her that not all humans are cruel. She is slowly coming around with love and patience. It will take time and we are looking for the right person who can take over at this point. If you are an experienced cat person who has the time, patience, love, and understanding to help this sweet soul come around than please come meet our Mocha. You just might be the guardian angel she has been waiting for.

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“THE COMPANY YOU KEEP”: Robert Redford remains every bit a movie star, as he demonstrates in this melodrama that he also directed. He plays a former radical who’s now a lawyer in Albany, N.Y., but he’s forced back on the run by the arrest of a former colleague and the curiosity of a young reporter (Shia LaBeouf). The very impressive cast also includes three other Oscar winners besides Redford - Julie Christie, Susan Sarandon and Chris Cooper - plus Nick Nolte, Stanley Tucci, Richard Jenkins, Terrence Howard, Anna Kendrick and Sam Elliott. DVD extras: two “making-of ” documentaries; redcarpet and press conference footage. *** “THE BIG WEDDING”: The movie itself may not be Oscar-worthy, but there are Academy Award winners to spare in this would-be comedy that’s sort of a thematic spin on “The Birdcage.” Robin Williams starred in that film, and he also turns up in this ultimately too-frantic tale of a divorced couple (Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton) pretending still to be married for the sake of their soon-to-wed adopted son (Ben Barnes). Susan Sarandon is another Oscar owner in the cast; Katherine Heigl, Amanda Seyfried and Christine Ebersole appear as well. DVD extra: “making-of ” documentary. ** “GIRLS: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON”: Still a polarizing show for many viewers, the HBO comedy that’s the brainchild of star and frequent writer and director Lena Dunham sends its heroines down a variety of paths for its sophomore round. Hannah (Dunham) is trying to move on in her personal life while still being pulled by her romantic past, making her miss the presence of her bestie Marnie (Allison Williams) that much more. Zosia Mamet and Jemima Kirke also continue prominently in the cast. DVD extras: “making-of ” documentaries; audio commentary by cast and crew; “Guys on Girls” featurette; episode table read. ***

“EMPEROR”: Tommy Lee Jones’ performance as Gen. Douglas MacArthur - complete with pipe and sunglasses - is this drama’s true spark, but much of the focus is on one of the military legend’s aides, a general (Matthew Fox, “Lost”) tasked with deciding whether Japan’s Emperor Hirohito (Takataro Kataoka) should be tried and executed for war crimes. A resurfaced relationship from the past makes the mission more difficult. DVD extras: “making-of ” documentary; audio commentary by director Peter Webber and producer Yoko Narahashi; deleted scenes; photo galleries. ***

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Tidbits of Ridge Meadows HARLEYS (continued):

Compare the Shovelhead’s engine size of 74 cubic inches with that 1903 model’s 25 cubic inches! The year 1984 brought in the Blockhead, an 80-cubic-inch engine.

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• The 1932 Harley-Davidson could be purchased for around $300. If you’re looking to buy a 2013 Electra-Glide CVO Ultra-Classic 100th Anniversary Edition, better set aside about $38,000. A new Sportster will set you back around $11,000. • For seven days every August, Main Street in Sturgis, South Dakota, population 6,700, is packed with thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts who gather to race and tour. The first rally was held in 1938, drawing nine racers and 200 spectators. The two-day rally offered $500 in prize money. Two years later, 150 racers participated in front of 5,000 onlookers. Close to 450,000 are expected for this year’s rally.

• Harley-Davidson expects to ship about 260,000 motorcycles to dealerships during 2013.

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AH-CHOO! (continued): your cat sneezes, it’s going to rain! • There are a number of theories as to why folks say “Bless you” to someone after a sneeze. One is an ancient belief that sneezing is a neardeath experience, and it’s a blessing to have survived. The ancients also believed that the soul sneaks out of the body during a sneeze and that a blessing will prevent this and deter the devil from sneaking in. During the Roman Empire when bubonic plague struck, two of its symptoms were coughing and sneezing. The Pope recommended a blessing to people after a sneeze as protection. • When Donna Griffiths of Worcestershire, England, was 12 years old back in 1981, she sneezed once, then again, then continuously for the next 978 days, the record for the longest sneeze in the world.

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• No matter how you say it, it’s still a sneeze! In English we say “ah-choo,” but the French say “atchoum,” the Japanese say “hakushon,” while Italians say “hapsu” and Swedes say “atjo.”

• How fast does a sneeze travel? A single sneeze can send 100,000 germs into the air at a speed of about 100 mph (161 km/hr). The bacteria from a sneeze can spread up to 150 feet (45.8 m) away.

• Although it’s tough to stop a sneeze, you can try breathing through your mouth and pinching the end of your nose.

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