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A Monthly Publication of the Modified Motorcycle Association of Arizona November / December 2010 Arizona Motorcycle Safety Advisory Council (AMSAC)

To view the minutes of the Arizona Motorcycle Safety Advisory Council (AMSAC) - GOTO www.azgohs.gov CLICK on Programs (right hand corner drop down) CLICK on Motorcycle Advisory Council.

Somewhere in Arizona Rally

Mr. Matt Morales-Chairman Mr. Paul Price Mr. Dick Studdard Mr. Lou Borland Mr. Mick Degn

When the Maryland Police learned of the video that was climbing the chart as a “YouTube” item they went to Garber's parents house and raided it confiscating 4 computers and arresting Graber and jailing him under a wiretapping charge, which could mean up to 16 years in prison if convicted!

The next meeting has not been scheduled at this time. In January 2011, 3 positions become open, as the positions are three (3) year term positions. All meetings are held at the Governorʼs Office of Highway Safety, 3030 North Central Ave. Suite 1550, Phoenix, AZ. 85012

At our last meeting we had an Unobligated Budget balance of $103,772.13. We have approximately 155,000 registered motorcyclists in the state. Our total Appropriations in the budget at this time were $205,000.00 and money had been spent on Arizona Centennial (Motorcycle Awareness), Printing for tri-fold Motorcycle Awareness folders and travel for a State Motorcycle Safety Administrators Conference.

We still have items that are budgeted where dollars have not yet been spent. As an example, we purchase inventory items that we use for Motorcycle Awareness and Safety. These items are used during Motorcycle Awareness month and other Awareness activities. These items have not been purchased as of yet. The key here is that a Budget is looked at each meeting and that financial decisions are made for the best interest of Motorcycle Safety and Awareness.

The council spent some time going over the Mission/plan and to make sure we all understood what the mission was. We added Awareness in the Mission, because our goal is Motorcycle Safety and Awareness.

If you would like the Motorcycle Patriot delivered to your home, fill out our membership form contained inside this issue.

Then along comes the ACLU to represent Garber, claiming that he had every right to video and audiotape a stop and conversation between a public servant and a person being stopped.

Westsiders district officers attend the MMA Somewhere in Arizona Rally.

MMA Objectives

• Create an atmosphere of camaraderie among individuals where motorcycling can be enjoyed in a free and responsible manner • Educate individuals and organizations regarding issues and activities in the legislative and judicial branches of the government, at both State and Federal levels

• Encourage interest in and promote the protection of our nation's Constitution and Bill of Rights • Encourage and support involvement in the legislative process

Well on September 27th justice prevailed and Hartford County Circuit Court Judge Emory A. Pitt Jr. dismissed the case against Graber. He ruled that the wiretap law was to protect private communication between two or more parties. He also said that a police officer on a traffic stop has no expectation of privacy. To quote Judge Pitt, “Those of us who are public officials and are entrusted with the power of the state are ultimately accountable to the public.” He when on to also comment, “When we exercise that power in public fora, we should not expect our actions to be shielded from public observation.” This is a good example of what the police will tell you when they stop you and what the truth might really be. Sometimes they may be completely different things. Knowing your rights is your responsibility.

Monsoon Madness

• Educate automobile drivers and motorcycle pilots regarding motorcycle awareness and safety

• Promote a positive image for motorcycling by being pro-active in our individual communities • Conduct fund-raising activities to support these objectives.

Verde Valley 3rd Annual Chili Contest

Complimentary Issue

MMA of Arizona PMB 138 P.O. Box 30280 Phoenix, AZ 85046-0280

Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Phoenix, AZ Permit No. 04619

Remember the dollar that you pay on Motorcycle Registration goes to this fund and it helps on Motorcycle Safety and Awareness. Over the years many different folks have been part of the council and theyʼve debated, argued and made decisions on where to best spend the dollars to get the biggest impact to help the Motorcyclist. Continued on page 8 - AMSAC

Submitted by Bill Cox, aka “ArizonaBill” - Leather District

This story actually starts back in July when the Maryland Police stopped motorcyclist Anthony Graber, I know big deal we all have been stopped at one time or another. Well this motorcyclist recorded his traffic stop (video and audio) that showed the police officer drawing his weapon.

Members of the Council that are elected by the Governor are the following: • • • • •

Charges Dropped in Wiretapping Case For Biker Recording Traffic Stop

Verde Valley Districts 3rd Annual Rememberance Run and Chili Cook Off. Story and pictures on page 10.

Medieval Maidens MC was just one of the many clubs to attend the 2nd annual Monsoon Madness Rally. See story on page 10.

Inside This Issue:

MMA of Arizona Listings .....................................2 State Membership Information............................3 From Our Chairman............................................4 10 Tips to Help You Have a Safer Ride ..............4 Business Ads ......................................................5 Lady Rider Report...............................................6 Rider Down .........................................................6 MMA of Arizona Event Calendar.........................7 Lobbyist Update..................................................8 Editorʼs Space.....................................................9 Have You Seen The Signs? ................................9 Event Pictures...................................................10 Pet Corner.........................................................11 MMA of AZ Business Member List....................12 Tech Tips...........................................................14 Advertising Information .....................................15 In Other States..................................................16 Rider Safety & Maintenance Tips .....................17 Biker Vittles .......................................................19


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Chairman Vice Chairman Secretary Treasurer Sergeant at Arms Sergeant at Arms Sergeant at Arms Membership Activites Communications Quartermaster ACMC Represenative NCOM Represenative AIL Represenative Designated Lobbyist Authorized Lobbyist Patriot Editor Business Member Manager Webmaster

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Casa Grande District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Steve "Muskrat" Musgrave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .520.371.1735. . . . . . . . . SMUSBLULGT@aol.com Fern WIlliams 520.560.6989 fernevar@gmail.com Cochise District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rocky Boatman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .520.803.0124. . . . . . . . . rboatman1@cox.net Tom Roberts 520.266.9012 tom-gabi@cis-broadband.com Eagle District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mike “Mojo” Reed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .623.435.0727. . . . . . . . . amusmcwalker@aol.com Steve “Tuffy” Belzer 602.399.2325 tuffy_56@hotmail.com Grand Canyon District . . . . . . . . . . . . . .James Klever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .928.220.1396. . . . . . . . . gsrdarkmagic@aol.com Wayne Rottman 928.607.1695 High Country District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Larry Stroud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .928.710.6990. . . . . . . . . stroud.stroud@gmail.com Colin “Cinders” MacDiarmid 928.830.0570 macdiarmid@q.com Iron Horse District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Michele Osborn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .602.576.1768. . . . . . . . . secretary@mma-az.org Kevin Hanna 602.614.1924 khanna560@yahoo.com Leather District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cindy Gates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .623.635.5569. . . . . . . . . cgates0617@yahoo.com Lee “Snakebite” Gonzales 623.693.4932 rattlensnake@yahoo.com Northern Arizona District . . . . . . . . . . . .Jim “Redneck” Blair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .928.660.0656. . . . . . . . . redneck@ourranch.com Randy Howard 928.660.1290 firextiger@yahoo.com Phoenix District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Doug Mucklow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .602.763.8865. . . . . . . . . doug@etbarizona.com Nancy S. 602.763.2087 nancy@etbarizona.com Rim Country District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ed “Hollywood” Holyoak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .928.978.1537. . . . . . . . . woodnvine@live.com Becca “Vine” Holyoak 928.978.2850 woodnvine@live.com Salt River District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rick “Dutch” Hoogestraat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .480.584.4231. . . . . . . . . azricsworld@yahoo.com Teri Kelley 480.288.6389 tolat2date@yahoo.com Verde Valley District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chris Childers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .928.300.6733. . . . . . . . . rebelpridecc@yahoo.com Bob Gates 928.646-5992 bobgates@sedona.net Westsiders District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jim “Flip” Boyd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .602.323.7297. . . . . . . . . jboyd21@cox.net Steve “Duece” Parker 623.386.8565 pack_of5@msn.com White Mountain District . . . . . . . . . . . . .Carlene Hulsey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .928.245.6427. . . . . . . . . carlene4mma@hotmail.com Chris York 928.245.3195 CGYork@frontiernet.net

MMA of Arizona Life Service Mike Bennett Tom and Lynna Buohl Fritz Clapp, Esq Tom Corr Dick “Turtle” Davis* Dave Deckwa Marysia Deckwa Mick Degn Howard Gelman

James and Lee Gonazles Mary Hart Bobbi Hartmann Ed “Hollywood” Holyoak Becca “Vine” Holyoak Joseph Hoodak Ray “Rayman” Huston Tambria Kirk-Huston Teri Kelley

Butch Kirkham Carl Letzin Joanne Letzin “Pipe” Loomis Stony Monday Steve "Muskrat" Musgrave Janie Picciano Tony Picciano Mike Shearhart

Willie Shearhart Edward “Jersey” Smith Betty McDonald-Swinford CJ Swinford

MMA of Arizona Life Membership Casa Grande District Eddie Davis Carol Myers Cochise District Jon V. Everett Kresent Gurtler Ernie Harris Thom Ihli David Leabo Phyllis Rimmer Betty Rodriguez Eagle District Julie Cissne Scot Williamson

Grand Canyon District Stephen Briggs High Country District Marlin Kussler Colin MacDiarmid Stony Monday Ironhorse District Tambria Kirk

Leather District Richard L. Davis* Terry Engelking Cindy Gates James Gonzales Lee Gonzales Dave Kopp Tony and Jane Picciano John “Skip” Sims Ron Spirlock Paul Stuart Garry Thurston

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Northern Arizona District Larry Evans Joseph Harris Bill and Marie Justice Renee Lippert Steve”Limey” Lippert Eddie Lovato Phoenix District Mark Belden Mark Borato Tom & Lynna Buohl Russell G. Cheetham Jr. David Deckwa Sr. Marysia Deckwa Lee Erceg* Tom Erhardt Victor Florio Jack “Yukon Jack” Fry Jeff Gordon Tracy Gruber Barbara Hatley* Roger Hurm Lee Irvine Judy Kirkham Karen Konley Keven Kullberg Chester Larson Sue Leggett Dean Lott Diane Malone Elmer Myers Fred Pascarelli Beverlee Simmons Waldo Stuart* Kris Wall Rim Country District Ed “Hollywood” Holyoak Becca Holyoak Jane Wilcox

Salt River District Michael D. Bennett James Best Debra Donaldson John Emerson Chuck Franklin Bill Goodwin Bob Gumfory Sherry Harradence Gay Hayward James Hillyard William Hitze Wade Jackson Larry Jenkins Glen Koepke Elmer Myers “Lady Jewells” Olson Greg Oppedal Don “Sandman” Randolph Catherine “Kate” Rouse Mike Shearhart Larry Venteicher Michelle Wirth Tucson District Dennis Beye M. Juaregui Ralph Levon Kathy Marble Martin Minninger The Solano Family

Verde Valley District Bill Lyons Jr. Michael Mooney Dale Vandermolen Westsiders District Deborah Blair

White Mountain District Tim Belous Randy Crider John “Oilcan” Fields* Kathy "Chocolate" Fields Bob Kirby Ben McLachlan Robin Pierce Randy Rahn Terry K. Rutherford Rich Tuminello Denise Hunter-Tuminello Buddy Zahnle Other District Mike Revere

MMA State NCOM Bill Bish - Encino, CA Fritz Clapp Esq. Joe Eggleston* Tank Tiger Mike Revere

Motorcycle Club Life Members Sober Riders since 08/2003 Limey Riders since 09/2005 VIIIʼs Society since 11/2006 Life Emeritus Members Roger "Priest" Hurm - Chairman Bill Justice - Chairman CJ Swinford - Chairman Colin “Cinders” MacDiarmid

Co-Founders of MMA-AZ Joe Eggleston, Esq.* AIM Attorney Richard Lester, Esq. AIM Attorney * In Memoriam


MMA of Arizona District Meeting Times & Locations Casa Grande 1st Sunday at 11 am Silver Bullet Bar 1401 N. Pinal Ave. Casa Grande, AZ

High Country 3rd Sunday at 11 am Smokinʼ Harleyʼs Steakhouse 11255 S. State Rte 69 Mayor, AZ

Rim Country 2nd Sunday at 9 am Legion Tonto Rim Post #69 709 E. Hwy 260 Payson, AZ

Eagle 3rd Sunday at 9:30 am Chuyʼs 5134 N. 95th Ave. Glendale, AZ

Northern Arizona 2nd Saturday at 9 am Glen Canyon Steakhouse 201 N. Lake Powell Page, AZ

Verde Valley 2nd Sunday at 11 am Page Springs Restaurant 1975 N. Page Springs Rd. Cornville, AZ

Cochise 3rd Thursday at 11 am Oct, Jan, Apr, Jul VFW Post 9972 549 Veterans Drive Sierra Vista, AZ

Grand Canyon 1st Sunday at 10 am Hog's Restaurant 2200 E. Butler Ave. Flagstaff, AZ

Leather/Iron Horse 2nd Saturday at 10 am Charleyʼs Place 4324 W. Thunderbird Rd. Glendale, AZ

White Mountain 1st Sunday at 1 pm V.F.W. Eager, AZ

Salt River 2nd Sunday at 10 am Smokeys Bar & Grill 1734 E. Main St. Mesa, AZ

Westsiders 4th Sunday at 9 am - breakfast meeting Avondale Moose Lodge 1572 S. Cotton Lane Goodyear, AZ

Phoenix 1st Saturday at 10 am The Red Onion 15002 N. Cave Creek Phoenix, AZ

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MMA of Arizona Membership Information

Join and support the Modified Motorcycle Association of Arizona

Use the membership form and mail it together with your check or money order. Make payable to MMA of Arizona and send to the address below. You may also fill out and print our membership form online or use our electronic registration service and a credit card at www.mma-az.org.

What is the MMA

We are an association that lobbies and educates the government and the general public to promote motorcycling in a safe and positive image. When you become a member of the MMA of Arizona, you make a difference in the ongoing mission to protect your right to ride and enjoy the motorcycle of your choice, your choice of riding apparel, and when and where you can ride a motorcycle. These issues are real and present in todayʼs “protect yourself from yourself” political environment. This holds true for all levels of government. At the state level we have a lobbyist who regularly visits our state capital to lobby our legislators on the issues concerning the motorcyclists in Arizona. On the national level we are aligned with the National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM), and several other motorcycle rights organizations.



MMA is a Motorcyclists Rights Organization (MRO) comprised of motorcyclists and motorcycle enthusiasts who are concerned with the future, safety, and welfare of motorcycling. We are a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to improving the social atmosphere that surrounds motorcyclists, and protecting the individual freedoms of citizens.

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From Our Chairman Chairmanʼs comments relative to motorcycle rights and the MMA of Arizona. Tom Corr MMA of AZ Chairman Casa Grande District

Here is an FYI and something to keep an eye out for in Arizona. Earlier this month, California Governor (and motorcyclist) Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law the Motorcycle Anti-Tampering Act (SB 435)

What does this bill mean to bikers in California? It means that all motorcycles produced after January 2013 will be required to have a visible EPA stamp that ensures the exhaust is clean burning and doesnʼt exceed a noise level of 80 decibels. For those bikes not displaying the stamp, fines of $100 for the first infraction and $250 for subsequent violations will be imposed.

State Senator Fran Pavley (D-Santa Monica) who originally introduced the bill said “The noise caused by illegally modified motorcycle exhaust systems is a major quality-of-life issue across the state. ” Senator Pavley also said. “Basic common sense and decency dictates that when a motorcycle drives by and sets off every car alarm on the street, itʼs too loud.” Itʼs interesting that motorcycles are the only targets in the billʼs 80-decibel limit (which is roughly as loud as a vacuum cleaner). A point could be made that an equal amount of noise is generated on a regular basis from car alarms, police and news helicopters and loud car exhausts. Is this a case of motorcyclists being unfairly targeted again—or is it a matter of a few morons racking up their pipes in residential neighborhoods and tarnishing the reputation rest of the motorcycle community?

Regardless the stateʼs 800,000 plus registered motorcycle owners will have to adhere to both noise and air pollution standards. Moving on. As the weather here in Arizona cools off more and more bikes will be hitting the streets. Make sure you are prepared by doing some preventive maintenance. A little time and effort expended now will ensure your riding won't be interrupted by mechanical, or other, problems. While you should always check your owner's manual for specific guidelines, here are some general tips.

A full tune and service is an ideal place to start, include the sometimes-overlooked measures like changing the fuel filter, brake fluid and lubing major pivots—such as the steering head and swing arm. Take time to check your drive belt or chain. Make sure it is set to the manufacturer's recommended tension, if you have a chain, lubricate it. Liquid-cooled bikes should have their cooling systems flushed every few years. Whether you or a shop does the service, it should include a thorough search for signs of weakness (leaking fluids). The easiest way for the do it yourselfer to check for this is, look at the floor under the motorcycle. Leaking oil, brake, radiator or clutch fluid can cause a whole set of unwanted problems.

Inspect the tires looking for any damage, also make sure each tire is inflated to the correct pressure and if you have them; check for loose spokes. You've only got two tires, insure maximum stability, avoid under inflation as well as over inflation. Check all lights. Make sure headlights, taillights; brake lights and turn signals are all functioning properly. Lubricate and check cables for fraying, check fuel lines for cracks. Take some time and consider replacing parts that are getting old, tires are the best example. If they are getting thin, are aged-cracked or worn in the middle, replace them. Worn tires can make a motorcycle squirrelly when leaned over. A premium aftermarket tire will generally give longer mileage and better traction. Other candidates for early retirement include that aging battery and old brake pads. Light bulbs also fall in this category. They get old and dim so its a good idea to replace all of the minor bulbs every two years, if you choose this route as long as you have the lens off clean any dust from the inside of the lens. You might want to consider replacing your headlight bulb with one that has the same 55-watt low beam but a significantly brighter 100-watt high beam for more light when you need it most. It will get the attention of those other drivers who don't dim their lights until they are 10 feet away. Just make sure your charging system will

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handle it, especially if you also have other electrical accessories.

If you use a helmet consider replacing a scratched face shield. As it gets colder especially at night you might also want to carry an additional pair of gloves, perhaps something warmer than the lightweight, vented pair but not as heavy as winter gloves. Think about your footwear; are the soles on your boots losing their tread? Replace or resole them before you put your foot down in a sandy patch of road and watch it slide out from under you. Are the seams on your jacket or gloves unraveling? Take care of those things too. Is your insurance up to date? Are you adequately insured? Perhaps one of the most important things you can do is review your insurance coverage to be certain you, and your bike, are covered. Before hitting the open road always make sure your motorcycle, and your motorcycle insurance policy, are in good working order.

The Disgruntled Biker Submitted by Eric Osborn

Every issue Iʼm going to vent about whatʼs pissing me off. Right now it is biker “Brothers” blowing by you or someone else broken down on the side of the road. I stop and I donʼt care what kind of bike you are riding. I carry tools but I know everyone does not but most of you have a cell phone and sometimes that is enough. I guess that is just the old way of thinking and most of you cool people donʼt have time for that kind of stuff. Bunch of Jackassʼs Till the next issue Have a Bright Sunshiny Day!

More detailed information regarding some of these topics is provided elsewhere in this issue. Tom Corr

10 Tips to Help You Have a Safer Ride Submitted by Tom Corr

1. Assume Drivers Can't See You: Ride assuming that

you and your motorcycle are totally invisible to motorists. That means you must never assume that drivers can see you. The odds are, they can't so believe it yourself and always have an "out" for dangerous traffic situations.

2. Maintain Safe Spacing: Leave plenty of space in front and back and to the sides from all other vehicles. Be an island. Stay away from traffic as much as possible. This gives you more visibility and more time to react to situations.

3. Anticipate Trouble: Anticipate trouble situations and know what to do when you see them. Analyze what vehicles are doing and try to predict the outcome. Then make sure you're ready to avoid a bad traffic situation.

4. Beware of Oncoming Left Turners: Beware of

oncoming motorists turning left in front of you at intersections. This is the leading cause of death of motorcycle riders. I'm deadly serious here. I have personally lost many friends to this accident. If you only remember one tip here, let it be this one. Slow down before you enter an intersection. Have an escape route planned. Stay visible. Don't travel too close to cars in front of you. Position your bike so the left turner can see it. Eye contact is not enough.

5. Ride Your Own Ride: Don't try to keep up with your friends who may be more experienced. Know your personal limits. Ride your own ride.

6. Watch Out for Curves: Beware of taking curves that you can't see around. A parked truck or a patch of sand may be awaiting you.

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7. Don't Give In to Road Rage: Do not give in to road

rage and try to "get even" with another rider or motorist. If you follow these tips, most likely you won't fall victim to road rage. It's better to calm down, slow down, and collect your thoughts first. Then continue on and enjoy the ride. That's what we're all out there for in the first place.

8. Don't Allow Tailgating: If someone is tailgating you, either speed up to open more space or pull over and let them pass. Life is too short. Remember that a bike can stop faster than a car so you don't want a truck on your tail when you find yourself trying to brake to avoid an accident. Also, don't tailgate the vehicle in front of you. Oncoming drivers can't see you.

9. Don't Be Blinded by Sun Glare: Beware of riding your motorcycle into sun glare. All it takes is turning a corner and finding the sun either directly in your face or passing straight through your windshield. Some helmets have shields to block the sun. Face shields help somewhat. But sometimes you just find yourself blinded by the light. Slow down, pull over, shield your eyes and look for a way to change direction.

10. Avoid Riding at Night: Avoid riding at night, especially late Saturday night and early Sunday when drunken drivers may be on the road. It goes without saying that you shouldn't drink and ride. Going bar hopping? Leave the bike at home and find a designated driver.

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Twas The Night Before Christmas Author Unknown

Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the pad, There was nada happenin', now thatʼs pretty bad. The woodstove was hung up in that stocking routine, In hopes that the Fat Boy would soon make the scene. With our stomachs packed with tacos and beer, My girl and I crashed on the couch for some cheer. When out in the yard there arose such a racket, I ran for the door and pulled on my jacket.

I saw a large bro' on a '56 Pan Wearin' black leathers, a cap, and boots (cool biker, man). He hauled up the bars on that bike full of sacks, And that Pan hit the roof like it was running on tracks. I couldn't help gawking, the old guy had class. But I had to go in -- I was freezing my ass. Down through the stovepipe he fell with a crash, And out of the stove he came dragging his stash.

With a smile and some glee he passed out the loot, A new jacket for her and some parts for my scoot. He patted her fanny and shook my right hand, Spun on his heel and up the stovepipe he ran.

From up on the roof came a great deal of thunder, As that massive V-twin ripped the silence asunder. With beard in the wind, he roared off in the night, Shouting, "Have a cool Yule, and to all a good ride!"

Rider Down Author Unknown

What to do if a rider goes down

Although this is something we hope never happens when we are out for a ride, but the reality is it does. The first responders can make a difference of life or death until help can arrive. So here are some helpful hints to help us all out. • Secure the area • Get advanced medical help if possible (call 911) • Do not move an unconscious rider unless there is a compelling reason. • Do not remove their helmet, if wearing one, unless CPR is necessary • Attend to any bleeding • Stay calm, keep them calm • Keep them from getting chilled or overheated • Keep them comfortable • Do not abandon. They need to know someone is there with them.

In any motorcycle accident where the rider(s) has been thrown from the motorcycle assume spinal injuries. Head injuries are a strong possibility even when wearing a helmet. Here are some suggestions for a first aid kit to carry on your ride. It is fairly small and very useful. All will fit in a quart size ziplock baggie. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Sterile adhesive dressing roll Triangular bandage Sterile eye dressing Sterile dressing pad Safety pins Band-Aids of various types Ibuprofens, Aspirin Antihistamine Face shield A pair of latex gloves Non-alcohol wipes Tweezers Scissors 1 - Sanitary napkin (compress for bleeding) 2 - OB Tampons (tooth and nose bleeding) Pen and paper 2 - 1 gallon bags for disposal of used items.

Hopefully, you will never have to use any of it, but be prepared. You could save a life. Ride Safe!

Did You Ever Think About Seeing The World From The Seat of Your Bike? Submitted by Bill Cox aka “ArizonaBill” Leather District

How many people have thought about a vacation to another country for a real get away. Like on a Birthday, Anniversary, or other occasion. But here's an idea why not take your bike (or trike) and see the country you are going to from the seat of your own steel horse instead of looking out the windows of a tour bus or rental car. Whether sight seeing as you make your way through the narrow streets of a small town in Europe. Or feeling of the wind in your face as you blast down the highway at 200km/h (140mph) like on parts of the Autobahn in Germany, it will be much more of a memory on your bike. There are plenty of other bikers all around the world just like you, they share with you the same love of riding and the freedom that goes with it. Bikers in Poland for the most part do the same things as the bikers in the Unites States do. As do bikers in Russia, Dubai, Europe, Cuba, etc. If there's a place with a road you will find bikers.

There are tours offered that will let you go on a guided tour through cites on your bike or you can rent (that's no fun). Or you can contact a biker group in the country that you will be going to and they can fill you in on many of the local laws and customs. Heck maybe even hook up with them via the internet or phone and plan to go on one of their run's while you there on your vacation. Yea they have biker (rider) groups in all those other countries just like we do here in the good old USA.

I recently learned that Prime Minister Vladimir Putin of Russia enjoys riding his Harley Lehman Trike. Putin even joined a group of 5,000 bikers from around Europe at an annual International Biker Convention held in the southern Ukraine town of Sevastopol. And at the podium Putin described the motorbike as "the most democratic form of transport" and praised the bikers' free spirit. I don't think any of us that grew up during the cold war would have thought we would live to see a Russian Prime Minister say something like that! Since I am working with limited space here in the MMA Patriot newspaper I thought I would give you (the readers) a web page on my site for your use with links to some interesting motorcycle info links for tours, clubs, pic's and video's from around the world. That page is at http://site.arizonabill.info/services.html. Most of the links are in English, but in case you want to explore some other links off those sites that may not be in English I have also included a Link on the page for the Google and Yahoo translators. These are both easy to use, just copy the sentence that you want too translate and paste it in the translator and it turns it into English for you. Yahoo Translator http://babelfish.yahoo.com/ Google Translator http://translate.google.com/

Cuba Motorcycle Tours http://www.wowcuba.com/motorcycle/mc-tours-home.html

HD International Rally - SUZDAL 2010 Ancient cities of the Central Russia: Moscow, Vladimir, Suzdal, Kostroma, Yaroslavl, Rostov the Great, PereslavlZalesskiy, Sergiev Posad. These cities connect with roads form a symbolical circle, where each city is radiant with its own history and sights, and together they form the treasury of the Russian culture. http://eng.h-drally.ru/about.html HOG Chapters World Wide http://www.hogchapters.info/

Federation Harley-Davidson Clubs Europe (FH-DCE) http://www.fhdce.eu/index2.html Woman's International Motorcycle Association http://www.wimaworld.com/

Celebrating women riders, ladies from Australia, Korea, Aruba, Italy, etc. come to America each month. http://www.harleydavidson.com/wcm/Content/Pages/women_riders/women _riders_month.jsp

Lady Rider Report Comments and tips writen specifically for our female motorcycle riders and passengers.

Val “Shorty” Bunce Leather District Communications & Activities

Dangerous Curves – For Lady Riders

Lesson #1 – ROCK THE GEAR! What does that mean? That means itʼs much better to sweat a little or mess up your hair a little than be scarred for life. Here are some of my recommendations. I also invite you to Google “Brittany Morrow.” She learned how to rock the gear the hard way. Head: I know Arizona law doesnʼt require a helmet for riders over the age of 17, but I personally prefer to wear one. Now Iʼm not going to go into statistics or crash test results on helmets. My theory is simple; if I go down, Iʼd rather have something protecting my head. I have a fullface modular helmet as well as a couple of half helmets and the half helmets work fine for me. Think about any time you have fallen off anything, your butt touches down first then your head snaps back and hits whatever you land on. Think about sliding with the momentum of your bike and scraping your bare scalp on pavement…OUCH! I have a pink helmet with skulls thatʼs cool as hell. Find ways to make your gear girly with stickers or bling. If you refuse to wear a brain bucket, at least wear a doo-rag to protect your scalp from sunburn! If youʼre worried about your do, braid your hair. Braids are sexy and functional too.

Hands: Whether youʼre a rider or passenger, gloves with reinforced palms are a good idea. If you go down, your instinct is to put your hands out to break your fall. I wear full-fingered gloves in winter and fingerless gloves the rest of the year. You can get them for about $10 at Arizona Biker Leathers. Torso: Another simple theory; the more skin you have exposed, the more road rash youʼll suffer. Iʼm not going to nag you to go out and spend $600 on an armored jacket, but for Peteʼs sake, cover up! I know long sleeves and high collars arenʼt very sexy, but the scars that road rash leaves are less sexy…besides, lady riders are sexy no matter what! Layering always works best for me out here in the desert. Sexy tank top under a hoodie or longsleeved t-shirt works. Again, itʼll protect you from sunburn and flying pebbles too. You can buy super cute hoodies at Family Dollar for about $10.

Legs: Jeans, jeans, jeans! Someone told me once (I think it was Dave) that jeans give you about fifty feet of slide protection. That means you can slide about fifty feet before the jeans shred and itʼs skin on asphalt. We women have so many options now with different colors of jeans, stretch jeans, etc. that thereʼs no reason to be riding in capris or shorts. If youʼre hardcore, there are actually jeans made out of Kevlar marketed by a company called Sliders. Kevlar is BULLETPROOF…

Feet: Leather boots, or at the very least, closed shoes. Whatʼs closest to the pavement on a bike? Your feet. Again, another instinct when you feel like youʼre falling is to plant your feet. We all know how much it hurts when we stub our toe on the bed frame…imagine that times 100 when your bare toe hits 180 degree asphalt on an Arizona road. There goes your pedicure! And leave the heels at home. Wear a pair of sturdy, flat motorcycle boots (oil resistant soles are a plus) so you donʼt run the risk of twisting an ankle stopping at a red light or getting your heel caught on your shifter peg. I donʼt care how old school you are. Road rash and brain damage are NEVER cool. Rock your gear!

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NOVEMBER

MMA of Arizona Calendar of Events

LOOKING AHEAD

JANUARY

January 29th—MMA Leather District Annual 3 Ball Run. Come out and play 3 Ball. Start will be at Spuds located at 43rd Avenue and Northern. $5.00 per person. Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and of course our famous Scratch Award. Door prizes, 50/50 and an afternoon of fun. Sign in at 10:00 am. For more information call Cindy at 623695-5659.

FEBRUARY

February 23rd—Motorcycle day at the Dome. Come out and join us speak to our legislators and represenitives and let them know we appreciate the bills that they have helped us own and to let them know what is important to us.

MMA State Beach Party. The Roadrunner in New River, more information to follow.

Friday 12th & Saturday 13th—Eloy, AZ. The "Farley McDavidson Road Show." The Farley McDavidson road show presents the 2nd "NO Passport Required" Veterans Day Weekend Bash at the Tumbleweed Saloon in Eloy. Sponsored by Crescent Crown Distributing / Miller & Coors beers. Proceeds benefit local veterans charity. $10 per person, FREE dry camping, FREE 3 stop "31" Run, Raffles, Drawings, Bike Games and Live Entertainment. Friday 7 pm–midnight "FOOLS LIFE." Saturday 4 pm–8 pm "TALL PAUL BAND", 9:00 pm–2:00 am "CELL PHONE COWBOYS." We appreciate your continued support in making this event grow and in supporting the local Veterans.

Saturday 13th—Phoenix, AZ. 9th Annual Vietnam Veterans Chili Cook Off and Poker Run. Event is sponsored by American Legion Riders Pat Tillman Post #117. Chili Cook Off and Poker Run starting point is at Gino's Restaurant, 13623 North 32nd Street in Phoenix. Chili Cook Off registration starts at 9:00 am. Tasting and voting from 11:00 am–3:00 pm. Entertainment provided by The Jon Scott Trio starting at 12:30 pm. All tasters welcome! Pay $5.00 to taste all chili entries and vote for your favorite! Prizes will be awarded for 1st through 10th place plus the Peopleʼs Choice Champion. Volunteer to judge or help out call Dennis at 623388-0825 or 623-388-0825. Poker Run sign up at 8:00 am. Ride Departs at 9:00 am. $15.00 per rider (Cars Welcome), $5.00 per passenger. $1.00 for EXTRA poker card. Prize for BEST and WORST hand. Last card draw at 2:30 pm. 50/50 raffle drawing at 3:30 pm. Raffle auction at 4:00 pm. For more info: vickymae222@yahoo.com Saturday 13th - Phoenix, AZ. “The Night of the Child." Shriners Hospitals for the Children Benefit El Zaribah Shrine invites everyone for an evening out with lots of food, frolic, and fun. Come out and support the orthopedic and burned children at the Shriner's hospitals. Silent auctions, live auctions, casino night and raffles. Doors open at 4:30 pm. Dinner at 5:30 pm. For tickets www.nightofthechild.org or call 602-231-0300 or 602-231-0300. 552 North 40th Street in Phoenix. Help the Shriners help over 2,000 Shrine kids in Arizona.

Sunday 21st—Phoenix, AZ. MMA Presents BIRDS ON BIKES. Benefits Saint Vincent De Paul. Strap your Turkey to your bike and join us to help make Thanksgiving Dinner to families and others who may not be able to provide for themselves. We will be leaving from different locations all over the Valley. Staging will start at 10:30 am to arrive by 11:30 am. If you have your own group please do not arrive prior to 11:30 am. For a location near you call Cindy at 623-695-5659. Sunday 28th—Phoenix, AZ. Motorcycle Swap Meet at Ramjet Racing. 13207 North Cavecreek Road in Phoenix. 8:00 am-12:00 pm (set-up starts at 6:30 am). $5.00 per space-used parts only! Time to walk off that turkey! Come on out and see some old friends and make some new one. Find that old part you were looking for or that part you need to get rolling again. Sell those old parts and put some extra cash in your pocket. Any questions or for more info call Sleeves at 602-788-0364 or 602788-0364.

DECEMBER

Saturday 4th—Phoenix, AZ. Arizona Biker Leathers 8th Annual Anniversary Party. Customer Appreciation Party. "Thank you for 8 years from George, Ann and Staff." In store specials all day! Starts at noon till 4:00 pm. Free food and drinks. MusicRaffles and Vendors. Free vendor set-up. Call to reserve your spot now. 602-843-5847 or 602843-5847. Tell them Biker Information Guide sent you! Located on the NE corner of 19th Avenue and Thunderbird at 13833 North 19th Avenue in Phoenix.

Saturday 11th—Leather District Christmas Party. Come out and celebrate the holidays with the MMA Leather District. BYOB and a side dish. Donʼt forget our unforgettable white elephant gift…You never know what you may end up with. 4126 West El Camino Drive in Phoenix. 6:00 pm. For more information call Cindy at 623-6955659.

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Lobbyist Update Lobbyist information and update relative to motorcycle and citizen rights. Mick Degn Designated Lobbyist Casa Grande District

Elections are almost over with and a new year around the corner Itʼs November and I start out with Elections are almost over with because weʼre probably going to have some that are not settled as the Patriot comes out. What a challenging year. Dirty politics at its best in some areas, get everyone out of office and start over, financial issues, SB1070, Health care and you name it. Itʼs all over the board this year. Will we have the same folks in office to help us next year? Do you know who in your District is a supporter of Motorcyclistʼs and who is not?

As we go into 2011 as your Lobbyist, the goal is the same. We will work on bills that will help Motorcyclists from a Safety standpoint. This year as every year we have talked about a lot of different bills and three of them that weʼre researching and working on right now are the following: 1. Texting: We have had meetings on texting with some of our Legislative folks at this time and are talking to other states along with supporters of non-texting. At this time there are 39 states that ban texting. This was a surprise to us as we didnʼt expect that many at this time. We will have meetings with a number of folks who we understand support the bill. We will also have discussions with those that oppose it. Once we have had the meetings and research we feel is needed, we will then look for a Sponsor within the Senate or House on this bill.

We want to learn from the other states on what has gone well and what issues they had. This will help us get the bill through a lot easier. There are some good examples out there. I use the word texting but our bill could be called something else which would include texting. This bill is an important one to the Motorcycle Community and weʼve heard that loud and clear.

2. HIPPA LOOPHOLE: The Lobby team has researched Coloradoʼs state law to close the HIPPA loophole, obtaining a copy of their statues, and worked with leg council to determine the Arizona statues to be revised. We need to decide soon as a Lobby team and find out if there are any cases of denial of claims that have already happened with motorcyclists. Up to this point, we have not had cases brought to our attention. 3. Lane Splitting: Last year we ran this bill and it made it through the House and Senate but got stopped by Governor Brewer and her team. We knew going to the Governor that she was going to stop it but we needed to have as many conversations as we could to try and get this one through. We are looking at running it again but taking a different approach. It could be called something different. We are working with the Governorʼs staff at this time and they seem to be open to some other alternatives that still help us from a safety standpoint.

Once we have completed all the research above, we then start the process that is outlined below to get a bill going through the House or Senate. This year was a very successful year for us and I can honestly say itʼs not luck. A lot of conversations, visits, support and in some cases political tradeoffs. As the year moves along, we continue to look at other opportunities and do research on them. Procedures for Introducing and Lobbying a Legislative Bill:

Draw up Verbiage - Meet and confirm with all affected parties to eliminate all possible opposition—stakeholder meetings Use ideas from existing legislation

Open a Folder - Approach any Legislator to send Verbiage to Legislative Council Draft of Bill is produced

Obtain Co-Sponsors/Signatures (does not guarantee vote) - Sponsor may let Lobbyist do this Maintain close Communications

Submit to “Hopper” - Bill is assigned number and Committees Important to know deadline for this

Key to see this happens as soon as possible

Track Bill on-line - Check Committees assigned to Rules is a given Determine which order you will be heard

Determine Committee meeting days/times

Check Committee Agenda weekly/daily for your bill

Set Meetings—Lobby, Lobby, Lobby - Come up with some kind of order/document process

Meet with key committee staff members to review your Bill Legislators you may have rapport with

Legislators on Committees assigned to Legislators to round out the Floor

Document results of each meeting and key points for further reference

Hint: when calling, mention “the motorcycle lobbyist” to secretary/staff—theyʼll remember you Public testimony - Be Prepared

Learn proper protocol when addressing Committee

Keep it short and to the point - Provide visual folders if necessary Be ready to answer questions (know your bills total language) Have the right people present if needed

Have the power to “ok” legislator suggested changes on the fly

Going from Senate to House and vs. - Learn the process in both Keep close touch with key players/ offices

Ask a supportive legislator for assistance in moving a bill Important to get committee assignment asap

Helpful Hints while at Capitol - Find out Which Legislators ride—what their occupations are—have they or close friends/family ever been affected in a negative way by the purpose of your bill Be aware of your surroundings when discussing anything

Get to know Secretaries, key staff members, and security guards

Learn Proper protocols for meeting/talking to legislators Attend Caucusʼs and Floor sessions to familiarize them with your face

Use their title as Senator or Representative prior to their name Research bills submitted by your legislators, in case you can support theirs—Individually or more importantly as an Organization

Motorcycle Safety and Awareness has and will always be our top priority to help make it a safer environment for all of us riding. Have a great Holiday season and ride safe. Letʼs hope 2011 puts more people back to work and our economy continues to grow. Mick Degn MMA Lobbyist Lobbyist@mma-az.org

Obtain a Sponsor - Someone who believes in your bill and will follow it through Sponsor/Lobbyist approves Draft

Resubmit to Leg Council to obtain “introset” and cover sheet

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Meeting of The Minds

The “Meeting of the Minds” meeting was held in September of this year and it was an outstanding meeting. We had attendance by most of the states and along with some good presentations, we were able to see what success or lack of success is going on in the other states. We should be proud of our State and what we have been able to accomplish with bills. A number of states have asked to see what we did, how our bills were structured and what weʼre looking at for the coming year. In addition, we are able to find a lot of great ideas and success stories by the other states. Below is a recap of some of the bills or issues other states have worked on or are working on: • Right of Way • Motorcycle Awareness • Motorcycle Check point • Helmet bill • Texting • Lane splitting/Emergency Lane • HIPPA • Funding for Safety Fund • Left turn on Red Light • Electronic Bill Boardʼs • Bike Nights to help phone banks for Campaign help • ATV and Motorcycle license plates • Grants • Motorcycle Training Course • Membership • Insurance companies overcharging • Handle Bar Height

Do any of those issues sound familiar? They should because in most cases weʼve introduced a bill, worked on it to become a bill or had issues/opportunities in the area.

They talked about what is MRF doing? What are they doing behind the scenes? How much time are they spending on issues versus the positives of what they do? Those same questions can apply to MMA and every other organization out there. Core issues of MRF: • Integrity • Respect • Leadership • Teamwork • Excellence

We talked about the 2010 Fund, which is a Grant opportunity for all states to get extra money for Motorcycle Safety and Awareness. Certain guidelines have to be met to get it and at this time 48 states are getting this money, including Arizona. We had a great presentation on Motorcycle Safety and Awareness. Did you know that 25% of city crashes are from left hand turns in front of us? Older riders and inexperienced riders have a higher crash rate. Some tips: • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Make sure you have the best insurance you can get Beware of intersections Form good intersection habits Left hand turns are the most dangerous risks in cities Donʼt pass on intersections Residential areas are dangerous–look out for blind spots Practice quick stops Always cover both brakes Never consider you have the right of way Look both ways at Green light Watch tires of stopped cars Watch people on cell phones Take a certified riders course Always have good tires on your bike and proper inflation

Many other tips and ideas on riding safe came out of the meeting. The important thing is to always ride safe and look out for those surrounding around you. It could save your life. Mick Degn MMA Lobbyist Lobbyist@mma-az.org

REGISTER & VOTE


Grand Canyon District Monthly Report For October 2010 Submitted by Steve Briggs Grand Canyon District Recorder

Greetings and salutations to all MMA folk!

The Grand Canyon District Monthly Meeting occurred at the usual time and place on October 3, 2010. After going over all officer reports, we discussed the formation of the Masonic Lodge Riders (to officially begin this month), and what was occurring with the VFW Riders (whether the local chapter would continue to exist).

The district members want information from the state officers on the status of the Yuma lawsuit. Frankly, we are being kept in the dark concerning what, if anything is happening on this legal issue.

Steve Briggs notified the members present that they all need to contact their federal senators and representatives to stop the NHTSA federal funding of police "stop all motorcyclists and educate them on safety" programs occurring at various police departments around the nation. He also reminded members to remember to vote on November 2 (regardless of who they wish to vote for). The time for riding has neared the end here in the alpine country. We wish (and envy) those of you who can ride in the lower elevations a great winter. Until next month, keep the rubber side down.

AMSAC

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As in anything where you deciding how and where to spend the money, those are not easy decisions and your council takes those decisions very serious. The following are projects that AMSAC has been involved in: • • • • • •

Billboard campaign State and County Fair to promote Awareness Motorcycle Safety Awareness month and fairs Radio PSAʼS Funding of Motorcycle Manuals Motorcycle awareness and safety at High Schools

Many other areas are discussed.

Anyone is welcome to attend the council meetings at any time and we encourage people to attend. There is time at the end of each meeting for “Call to the Public”. This is a time for you to comment. Please check GOHS website for times and places. Mick Degn MMA Lobbyist lobbyist@mma-az.org

Have You Seen The Signs? Submitted by James Gonzales aka Sign Guy Leather District

I am happy to report that we now have 35 Motorcycle safety signs up in the State of Arizona and counting. Iʼm not sure how many of you out there know about the permanent motorcycle caution / safety signs up around the state so here is a brief history. We first started in late September of 2007 and the first 10 signs went up on May 22-23 2008. Seven more signs would follow going up in November of 2009 making 17 permanent safety signs up in the city of Glendale.

Then the light went on, if we can do it in Glendale why not the rest of the state of Arizona? The next area that signs would appear would be the town of Springer Ville. Two signs went up January 2010 thanks to the White Mountains District. It was great we now had two towns with road signs up. Now, back in the valley, the next area that signs would be seen was in the far west valley in the city

of Tolleson. The Eagle District worked with the city of Tolleson to get 6 more safety signs up February 2010.

After much thought, I wanted to get the rest of the organization involved in trying to get safety signs up around the state. I came up with a basic guideline on who we needed to contact within each town and step by step guide on how we have been presenting the idea to towns and cities around the state. That information was given to each Board member to pass on to their district to work on if they choose to get involved for Motorcycle Safety and Awareness month.

I suggested when talking to your city council about getting proclamations for Motorcycle Safety and Awareness month, to see how they feel about putting up motorcycle safety signs. Well things have really started to move around the state thanks to Margie Ferrucci, State Vice President and State Run / Event Coordinator for ABATE of Arizona, American Legion Rider and MMA Leather District member. When getting the proclamation from the city of Mesa, Margie talked with the Mayor about the motorcycle safety signs that we have been working on and had information packets available for the Mayor and the council. The Mayor was interested in the safety of the motorcyclists in the community of Mesa. So the next place signs would be seen is Mesa. Ten signs went up around July 2010. Margie has also been in contact with Jon the Mayor of Kingman. Signs are have been ordered that will go up in Kingman. Now who said Kingman wasnʼt biker friendly. Not sure how many signs will be going up, but I will keep the members updated as things move along. Margie has also been in contact with the city of Bullhead and will be talking with the city council of Parker on the 5th of October about safety signs in that area.

I would like to give my personnel thanks to Margie and every one who has been involved in helping with getting permanent motorcycle signs up around the state, we could not have done it with out you. But there is still a long way to go to cover the state in signs. Your organization needs you to get involved with the safety and education of the motorcycle community in our state. Want to know how to do it? Contact me at james.g.gonzales@hotmail.com Location of signs in the State May 2008. 10 Signs were put up in the city of Glendale. Look Twice for Motorcycles—Blue on White Locations EB on Glendale Ave E of Dysart Rd WB Glendale Ave W of Glen Harbor Blvd NB on 67th Ave N of Camelback Rd WB Camelback Ave between 43rd and 47th Ave NB 51st Ave S of Bethany Home before Grand Ave WB Glendale Ave W of 43rd Ave WB Peoria Ave W of 43rd Ave WB Thunderbird Ave W of 51st Ave EB on Bell Rd W of 83rd Ave WB on Bell Rd W of 51st Ave

November 2009. Next 7 Signs up in city of Glendale – Look Twice for Motorcycles—Blue on White EB on Union Hills W of 77th Ave WB on Union Hills E of 53rd Ave SB on 59th Ave S of Utopia NB on 59th Ave S of Maryland WB on Olive Ave W of 43rd Ave EB Glendale Ave E of Glen Harbor Blvd SB on 59th Ave 2 blocks N of Orangewood near Belmont (This sign was for Joe) January 2010. Signs go up in Springerville. 2 signs – Look Twice for Motorcycles—Blue on White

February 2010. Signs go up in Tolleson – 6 signs – Share the Road—Black/Yellow WB on Van Buren W of 83rd Ave SB on 91st Ave S of McDowell SB on 99th Ave next to Pilot Truck Stop EB on Van Buren just before 107th Ave NB 99th Ave N of Buckeye Rd NB 91st Ave N of Buckeye Rd

JULY 2010. Signs go up in Mesa. 10 – signs – Look Twice For Motorcycles— Blue / White EB on Main St W of May EB on University Dr E of Ironwood EB on Southern Ave E of San Jose NB on Alma School S of Nido Ave NB on Country Club N of Baseline Rd NB on Power Rd N of Baseline Rd WB on Southern Ave E of Rialto WB on Main St W of Sun Valley Blvd WB on University Dr W of 88th St SB on Power Rd N of Redmont Dr

Editor’s Space Comments relative to the content, design and production of this publication. Joseph Hoodak Editor, Motorcycle Patriot Ironhorse District

About this issue...

Hopefully our members like the new layout and article selections, a few readers did send me compliments on the organization and format. The MMA Board of Directors expressed their satisfaction at the meeting held on October 9th. I took from the feedback, that aside from a few minor changes, the new design was a success. More support is needed to publish our paper, it seems like itʼs the same small core of individuals sending in articles and pictures. I know there are members out there with digital cameras and have pictures we could use in our pages, come on folks send in your pictures along with a few notes. We desperately need writers. I did receive some articles but I would prefer to have too many than not enough. The next time you visit one of our business members why not take mental notes and later email them to me for an article. With all the events that are attended itʼs surprising how little is communicated to the paper. Without your articles it makes putting a paper together very difficult.

For those that do submit articles, thank you very much, keep it up. If you know others who would like to support our paper by writing, please encourage them to do so. There are few if any motorcycle rights or rider related topics that we would not be able to incorporate into our paper.

We need to sell ad space. If you are a business member please consider running an ad with the Motorcycle Patriot. We promise to make a deal you canʼt refuse. Remember that each ad will run for two months; why not give it a try. If you already have artwork for your business please send it to ads@mmaaz.org, If we have it on file we will use it for our random free ads instead of just listing your business information. As I stated last issue, if you have any suggestions or complaints I would hope you could find time to let me know. I dropped the “Letters To The Editor” column because I did not receive any. I could assume that no one is interested or that most think someone else will do it. That is not the attitude to get things done. Iʼm the editor of the Motorcycle Patriot because I believe in what the MMA is about. I have the skills to put it together but there is no staff, just me. If you joined the MMA to make a difference then get on board and support us. One way to do it is to provide support, information, articles, etc. The following is a list of those who did submit something to this issue. I bet if you compared the names with future issues you would find the same contributors; hopefully your name will be among them in the future, I hope so. Bill Cox - Leather Jim “Flip” Boyd – Westsiders Cindy Gates – Leather Lee “Snakebite” Gonzales - Leather James Gonzales - Leather Michele Osborn - Ironhorse Eric Osborn - Ironhorse Tom Corr – Casa Grande Val “Shorty” Bunce - Leather Mick Degn – Casa Grande Steve Briggs – Grand Canyon Ed “Jersey” Smith - Ironhorse Neil Scherer - Patriot Guard Riders Colin "Cinders" MacDiarmid – High Country Steve “Muskrat” Musgrave – Casa Grande Julie Cissne - Eagle Thank you all very much for your support. Joseph “Inspector Gadget” Hoodak 602.625.9777 editor@mma-az.org

All membership lists were provided by the state membership database as of 10/9/2010.

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2nd Annual Monsoon Madness

We had a really great time at Monsoon Madness this year. Although the weather was hot, there were no clouds and no humidity, which made for a beautiful evening under the stars at Sammyʼs Bar and Grill in Glendale. This is a little event we hold each year to celebrate the end of Monsoon season, the nearing the end of hot weather and celebrating the beginning of the best riding weather in Arizona. This year 140 people came out to enjoy a night of camaraderie and get to play a little indoor fun game. The fun game consisted of drawing 2 cards, rolling 2 dice, throwing 3 darts, shooting 3 ball on an 18 inch pool table and last but not least pulling 3 items from the game operation…yup the one you remember as a kid. This yearʼs prize to the winner was a motorcycle service and a free

Sammyʼs offered 3 great meals for $5 each. They gave huge portions so you shouldnʼt have gone away hungry. Thanks to Sammy and his staff for putting up with all of us.

motorcycle tow certificate with no expiration. We gave away bags of raffle items and also had a 50/50. DJ Bonnie rocked the house with some classic rock tunes.

This event is one of 2 events the Leather Districts cooperative does with the Limey Riders MC, Desert Thunder MC and the Sober Riders MC. Our other claim to fame event is ʻScrew Laughlinʼ This year we had a lot of support from both the MMA and other clubs. Thanks to Eagle and Iron Horse Districts for your support and to Leather, as always, thanks for all your hard work. Thanks to Medieval Maidens MC, Triple Threat TC, Hooligans MC, Spartan Riders MC, Legion Riders, A.L.M.A., Violators MC (California) and ABATE. If I missed anyone thank you for your support! Hope to see everyone next year. Submitted by Lee “Snakebite” Gonzales

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Verde Valleys 3rd Annual Remembrance Run and Chili Contest

The MMA Verde Valley District challenged their members to “bring it on.” There was a run, chili tasting, a bike show, music & lots of fun. The event took place at one of their business members Players Sports Bar & Grill. Live music was provided by Cadillac Angels.


Pet Corner

TIPS ON AVOIDING INGESTION EMERGENCIES

Swallowed objects can be dangerous to pets. Often requiring X-rays, testing and surgery. Avoid hazardous situations by maintaining a tidy living space and pet-proofing your home.

Pet-Proofing Your Home

Get on your hands and knees to thoroughly evaluate each room from a petʼs-eye view. Remember, if a toddler can get into, so can a pet. Be on the lookout for: • Cabinets and drawers that are easy to open

* Garbage cans and laundry hampers without lids * Decorative items that can be knocked over * Loose cords and wires

CJ and Betty Pulling Back

The time has come for CJ and Betty to get the chance to finally enjoy some time of their own. They have spent many years devoting their time to our cause and working hard for the MMA. CJ served us as a Board Member for the Phoenix District for years before taking on the position of Chairman in 2005. He continued as the Chairman until 2008 and then continued on the Board as Member at Large. CJ has also been our ACMC Representative, Defenders Representative and AIL Representative for years as well. He has more than done his share. His wife Betty has also been a huge part of this organization for years. She has served as our State Treasurer, Business Manger, Assistant Membership Officer and “doer of all the other jobs that no one else would do.” We are all truly grateful for all that both CJ and Betty have done for us in the MMA. We wish you well in all you do in the future and hope to see you out on the road enjoying each other and LIFE!

If your pet refuses to eat or is continually vomiting, dry heaving and/or coughing, contact your veterinarian immediately.

Pets Eat the darndest things • Sewing needle

• Bar with gel inserts

• 15 baby pacifiers, on bottle cap and part of a basketball • One sock—twice in a row

These items were ingested by VPI-insured pets. All pets made full recoveries, and their owners were reimbursed for eligible veterinary expenses. Last year, VIP Pet Insurance received nearly $4 million in claims for ingested foreign bodies. Are you prepared to cover the cost of an ingestion emergency? Find out how VIP can help. (866) Vet-Pets — http://www.VetPetHealth.com

You care about protecting your petʼs health. Thatʼs a good human. Information brought to you by Julie Cissne, Eagle District

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MMA of Arizona Business Member Listing - listed by city At Large

Sober Riders MC, Inc Organizations and Clubs Business Life Member

Apache Junction

Garfields Sports Bar Bars & Restaurants 10123 E Apache Trail Apache Junction AZ, 85220 480-380-0558

Sundance Restaurant and Lounge Bars & Restaurants 1535 Old West Highway Apache Junction AZ, 85119 480-246-4496 Mirage Sports Grill Bars & Restaurants 1075 S Idaho Rd #108 Apache Junction AZ, 85219 480-671-3846 Captainʼs Bars & Restaurants 300 W Apache Trail #118 Apache Junction AZ, 85217 480-288-2590 Business Life Member

Superstition Harley Davidson Motorcycle Repair, Parts & Accessories 2910 W Apache Trail Apache Junction AZ, 85220 480-346-0600 Paulʼs Motorcycle Shop Motorcycle Repair, Parts & Accessories 1678 W Superstition Blvd #10C Apache Junction AZ, 85220 480-288-4395 American Legion Riders Post 27 Organizations and Clubs 1018 S Meridan Rd Apache Junction AZ, 85220 602-541-2441 Business Life Member

Arlington

Cornville

Page Springs Restaurant Bars & Restaurants 1850 N Page Springs Rd Cornville AZ, 86325 928-634-9954

Cottonwood

Rockin B Saloon Bars & Restaurants 625 E Hwy 89A Cottonwood AZ, 86326 928-634-9511 Kactus Kateʼs Bars & Restaurants 929 N Main St Cottonwood AZ, 86326 928-634-7822

Players Sports Bar & Grill Bars & Restaurants 1100 State Rt 260 Cottonwood AZ, 86326 928-634-3966 The Bar at Strombolliʼs Bars & Restaurants 321 S Main St Cottonwood AZ, 86326 928-634-3838

Biker Babes and Beyond Clothing 770 S Golf View Dr Cottonwood AZ, 86326 928-649-5995

K.A. Cycle Accessories & Service Motorcycle Repair, Parts & Accessories 595 S 6th St Cottonwood AZ, 86326 928-634-1364 Cottonwood Real Estate Real Estate 544 S 6th St Suite 103 Cottonwood AZ, 86326 928-639-3353

Desert Rose Bars & Restaurants 18300 S Old US Highway 80 Arlington AZ, 85322 623-386-0789

Seitz Architectural Design Services and Miscellaneous 782 Cove Parkway Cottonwood AZ, 86326 928-646-1788 Business Life Member

Adobe Chapel Funeral Home Services and Miscellaneous 218 N Central Ave Avondale AZ, 85323 623-932-4418 Business Life Member

Skinny Dipping Pools Services and Miscellaneous 2706 W Valley View Trail Desert Hills AZ, 85086 602-292-4033 Business Life Member

Avondale

Casa Grande

Silver Bullet Bar Bars & Restaurants 1401 North Pinal Casa Grande AZ, 85222 520-836-1363 Wonder Bar Bars & Restaurants 310 W 2nd St Casa Grande AZ, 85122 520-431-2234 Airport Tavern Bars & Restaurants 1801 N Pinal Ave Casa Grande AZ, 85122 520-560-2309

Coolidge

Tags Cafe Bars & Restaurants 156 N AZ Blvd Coolidge AZ, 85128 520-723-1013

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Desert Hills

Eagar

Safire Restaurant & Lounge Bars & Restaurants 411 E Main St Eagar AZ, 85938 928-333-4512

Flagstaff

Hogʼs Family Restaurant and Lounge Bars & Restaurants 2200 E Butler Ave Flagstaff AZ, 86004 928-779-5852

Fountain Hills

Flapjacks et al Bars & Restaurants 16605 E Palisades Blvd Fountain Hills AZ, 85268 480-837-2910

Glendale

Charleyʼs Place Bars & Restaurants 4324 W Thunderbird RD Glendale AZ, 85306 602-439-1668

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Sammyʼs Bar & Grill Bars & Restaurants 8302 W Glendale Ave Glendale AZ, 85305 623-872-1000

JFJ Cycles Motorcycle Repair, Parts & Accessories 4350 E Thunerbird Glendale AZ, 85306 602-561-6297 Limey Riders M/C Organizations and Clubs PO Box 780 Glendale AZ, 85311 623-930-9165 Business Life Member

Goodyear

Romans Oasis Bars & Restaurants 16825 W Yuma Rd Goodyear AZ, 85338 623-910-7133

Clubhouse Grill Bars & Restaurants 14175 W Indian School Rd Suite C1 Goodyear AZ, 85395 623-535-4857 Hoot & Howl Bars & Restaurants 55 N Litchfield Rd Goodyear AZ, 85338 623-932-3580

Greer

Neon Moon Bars & Restaurants 80 Main St Greer AZ, 85927 928-735-7900

Holbrook

Winners Circle Bars & Restaurants 466 Navajo Blvd Holbrook AZ, 86025 520-524-9600 Business Life Member

Laveen

The Spurr Lounge Bars & Restaurants 5535 W Baseline Rd Laveen AZ, 85339 602-237-3309

Mayer

Smokinʼ Harleyʼs Bars & Restaurants 11255 N Highway 69 Mayer AZ, 86333 928-632-4255

Mesa

Buffalo Wings & Rings Bars & Restaurants 1445 W. Southern Ave Mesa, AZ 85202 623-935-7464 Spirits Bars & Restaurants 9303 E Apache Trail Mesa AZ, 85207 480-986-5572

Smokeyʼs Bar and Grill Bars & Restaurants 1734 E Main St Mesa AZ, 85203 480-833-1950

Mainstreet Motorcycles Motorcycle Repair, Parts & Accessories 9750 E Apache Trail Mesa AZ, 85207 480-357-7595 Business Life Member

VIII Society M/C Organizations and Clubs 7930 E 1st Ave Mesa AZ, 85208 480-227-2690 Business Life Member

Americaʼs Ultra Clean Services and Miscellaneous 738 E Dana Suite A Mesa AZ, 85204 480-206-4003 Business Life Member

New River

Roadrunner Restaurant & Saloon Bars & Restaurants 47801 N Black Canyon Hwy New River AZ, 85087 623-465-7888 Business Life Member Gavilan Peak Sports Bar & Grill Bars & Restaurants 46639 N Black Canyon Hwy New River AZ, 85087 623-465-1020

Overgaard

The Cabin Bar & Grill Bars & Restaurants 2763 Hwy 260 Overgaard AZ, 85933 928-535-6117

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Ranch House Grille Bars & Restaurants 819 N Navajo Dr Page AZ, 86040 928 645-1420 Business Life Member Windy Mesa Bars & Restaurants 800 N Navajo Dr Page AZ, 86040 928-645-2186 Business Life Member Blairʼs Trading Post Clothing 626 N Navajo Dr Page AZ, 86040 928-645-3008 Business Life Member

Page Boy Motel Lodging 150 N Lake Powell Blvd Page AZ, 86040 928-645-2416 Business Life Member

Page Honda Motorcycle Repair, Parts & Accessories 915 Coppermine Rd Page AZ, 86040 928-645-3251 Business Life Member STIX Services and Miscellaneous 5 S Lake Powell Rd Page AZ, 86040 928-645-2891 Classic Auto Body Services and Miscellaneous Box 2756 Page AZ, 86040 928-645-9023 Fredʼs Liquor Store Services and Miscellaneous 902 N Navajo Dr Page AZ, 86040 520-645-3575 Business Life Member

Payson

Famous Samʼs Bars & Restaurants 307J S Beeline HWY Payson AZ, 85541 468-0407


The Double “D” Bars & Restaurants “354 Johnson Blvd, Tonto Village” Payson AZ, 85541 928-978-0734 Mazatzal Casino Bars & Restaurants 1/4 mi S of Payson Hwy 87 Payson AZ, 85547 800-777-7529 Business Life Member

Payson Packaging Services and Miscellaneous 106 E Bonita St Payson AZ, 85541 928-474-5260 Markʼs Mobile RV Service Services and Miscellaneous 122 W Matlock Dr Payson AZ, 85541 602-616-8803

Steveʼs All-Clene Carpet Cleaners Services and Miscellaneous 609 W Bridle Path Ln Payson AZ, 85541 928-468-1358 Miller Auto Works Services and Miscellaneous 600 W Main St Suite A Payson AZ, 85541 928-468-8855 Coyote Auto LLC Services and Miscellaneous 310 W Main St Payson AZ, 85541 928-472-1100 Amon Builders, Inc Services and Miscellaneous 903 E Hwy 260 #6 Payson AZ, 85541 928-474-0689 Business Life Member

Peoria

CJ Creations Clothing 10348 W Cashman Peoria AZ, 85383 623-412-2110 Business Life Member

M&M Medical, P.C. Services and Miscellaneous 15182 N 75th Ave #180 Peoria AZ, 85381 623-487-3334

Phoenix

Steel Horse Saloon Bars & Restaurants 1818 W Bell Rd Phoenix AZ, 85023 602-942-8778 Maverick Saloon Bars & Restaurants 9605 N 19th Ave Phoenix AZ, 85021 602-943-5680

The Wheel Shop Motorcycle Repair, Parts & Accessories 1621 E McDowell Rd Phoenix AZ, 85006 602-253-1344 Mototire Motorcycle Repair, Parts & Accessories 13012 N Cave Creek Rd, Ste 7 Phoenix AZ, 85022 602-374-5877 Foolʼs Life Services and Miscellaneous 819 E Spanish Moss Ln Phoenix AZ, 85022 602-770-5593

Ramjet Racing Services and Miscellaneous 13207 N Cave Creek Rd Phoenix AZ, 85022 602-788-0364 Victor Florio and Co. Services and Miscellaneous 4735 N Central Ave Phoenix AZ, 85034 602-251-1650 Business Life Member

Fabyannʼs Embroidery & Decals Services and Miscellaneous 13439 No Cave Creek Road Suite 7 Phoenix AZ, 85022 602-404-3138 Business Life Member Angelo Bellone CPA-PLC Services and Miscellaneous 3420 E Shea Blvd #140 Phoenix AZ, 85028 602-765-6111 Business Life Member Drain Guys and Plumbing Services and Miscellaneous 4625 N 79th Ave Phoenix AZ, 85033 632-848-3962 Business Life Member

Pine

Taylors Pine Service Services and Miscellaneous 3597 N Hwy 82 Pine AZ, 85544 928-951-3372

Prescott Valley

Prescott Valley Motorcycles Motorcycle Repair, Parts & Accessories 2741 N Starlight Dr Prescott Valley AZ, 86314 928-772-4266 Business Life Member

Scottsdale

Southwest Trikes Motorcycle Repair, Parts & Accessories 7430 E Butherus Scottsdale AZ, 85260 480-951-7171 Business Life Member

Sedona

Sundowners Bars & Restaurants 37 Navajo Dr Sedona AZ, 86339 928-282-1858

Sewd

Blue Moon Cafe Bars & Restaurants “6101 SR179, Suite B” Sewd AZ, 87351 928-300-3634

Show Low

Native New Yorker #12 Bars & Restaurants 391 W Duece Of Clubs Show Low AZ, 85901 928-532-5100 Business Life Member Days Inn - Show Low Lodging 480 W Duece Of Clubs Show Low AZ, 85901 928-537-4356 Business Life Member

Springerville

Sunnyside Restaurant Bars & Restaurants PO Box 1135 Springerville AZ, 85938 928-333-9313 Java Blues Bar & Grill Bars & Restaurants 341 E Main St Springerville AZ, 85938 928-333-5282

Coyote Creek Saloon Bars & Restaurants Hwy 60 and D St Springerville AZ, 85938 928-333-4022 Business Life Member

T D Automotive Motorcycle Repair, Parts & Accessories 633 E Main St Springerville AZ, 85938 928-333-5207

St Johns

El Camino Restaurant Bars & Restaurants 277 White Mtn Dr St Johns AZ, 85936 928-337-4700

Strawberry

Sportsmanʼs Chalet Bars & Restaurants 5087 N Hwy 87 Strawberry AZ, 85544 928-951-4292

Mountain Top Brewing Company Bars & Restaurants HC1 Box 1554 Strawberry AZ, 85544 928-476-5743

Gila County Chopper Motorcycle Repair, Parts & Accessories 7803 Ralls Drive Strawberry AZ, 85544 480-789-2933

Sun City

Red Onion Lounge Bars & Restaurants 10850 W Carlota Ln Sun City AZ, 85373 602-867-9989

Aces and Eights Cycles Business Life Member

Surprise

Coyote Alley Bars & Restaurants 16846 W Bell Rd Suite 100 Surprise AZ, 85374 480-320-9852

Wickenburg

Blodgett CPA, LLC Services and Miscellaneous 610 W La Golondrina Dr Wickenburg AZ, 85390 928-684-0660

Youngtown

Curlyʼs Customs Motorcycle Repair, Parts & Accessories 12030 N 111th Ave Youngtown AZ, 85363 623-977-0339 Business Life Member

Buffalo Wings & Rings has moved to Fiesta Mall in Mesa. The new address is 1445 W. Southern Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85202. The cross streets are Alma School Road & Southern. They are located at the main entrance between Sears and Best Buy

Support Our Business Members They Support Us

MMA of Arizona Business Member Plaque Presentations

Tolleson

Pepeʼs Lounge Bars & Restaurants 91525 W Van Buren St Tolleson AZ, 85353 623-936-8817

Tonopah

Tin Top Bar and Grill Bars & Restaurants 37901 W Salome Highway Tonopah AZ, 85354 623-386-1501

Eagle District: Eagle members with Dave from The Clubhouse, a new business member. The Clubhouse is located at the SW corner of Indian School and Litchfield Road.

Tonopah Joeʼs Family Restaurant Bars & Restaurants 41101 W Indian School Rd Tonopah AZ, 85354 623-386-3895

Tonto Basin

Cactus Flats Bars & Restaurants Hwy 188 Mile Marker 260 Tonto Basin AZ, 85553 928-479-2233

Punkin Center Bar Bars & Restaurants Hwy 188 & Greenback Rd Tonto Basin AZ, 85553 928-479-2627

Westsiders District: Westsiders Nikki and Steve Parker present Daddy Dukes with their MMA Business Member Plaque.

Momma Louʼs Cafe Bars & Restaurants 270 Old HWY 188, #C Tonto Basin AZ, 85553 928-479-2276

Westsiders District: Flip-DM, CJ-Tin Top Manager, Ghostman-Sergeant at Arms.

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YAMAHA Quiz?

Tech Tips General information and update relative to the mmaaz.org website and other useful PC tips. Edward “Jersey” Smith MMA of AZ Webmaster Ironhorse District

This month I want to just share a few tips on the importance of Internet security. Most people donʼt realize that the greater majority of the computers out there are actually infected with some sort of virus or malware. With that in mind I am going to share a few points on protecting your computer and your home network. Securing your wireless network. During the course of my career in the IT/Computer industry, I would have to say that a majority of the home based networks (even business ones), I have worked on have not been protected. How do you protect your wireless network? Most wireless routers that you can pick up at any electronic store these days will include one or two simple ways to this.

One of them is a single touch security system. Depending on the brand you purchase the name of this function may vary. Either way, when you first plug it in, you will want to refer to that specific manufactureʼs instructions. They might have you go to a certain webpage located specifically on that device. Once you are there if needed, you will have a large button on the top of the router itself. You will press that button and a wizard will guide you step by step while creating a security key that will be needed to allow any computer, phone or wireless device of any type onto your network.

The other simple method again involves you accessing the webpage provided by your router as well. The major difference here is that you will have to navigate your mouse to an menu option on the screen where you will choose the same option. It usually refers to itself as a “One-Step” security setup. Letʼs say you have an older model or even one that is a very inexpensive mode. You might not have a simple way to do this. What you will need to do at this point is locate your “Advanced” wireless menu. In there you will location something that will mention a “Encryption” key or pass code. In that case once you are there, simply select your encryption method. What is encryption? Its simply a way to scramble your password. There will be several options. Most router will have the option for “Personal WPA” . Select that if available and go below it and enter a password. The nice thing about this process is that you can pick an easy to remember password. Most devices ask for what is called a “WEP” key. This can be up to a 28 character scrambled alpha/numeric code. Not even I can remember that! In any situation if you can select the option for WPA Personal, do so, itʼs much easier to remember. If you follow these steps, you will be secure and protected. Remember. If you are not secured anyone can access your network. If they do anything illegal, so much as downloaded stolen music. You are responsible. To sum this up. Protect yourself! Enjoy the great riding weather! Send you some more tips next month.

Submitted by Tom Corr

Q1: Yamaha began exporting to the USA in what year? 1955 1960 1965 1970

Q2: Yamaha was originally known for what product? Musical Instruments Boats Furniture Motorcycles Q3: The first Yamaha was known by what name? Yellow Swan Green Turtle Black Cat Red Dragonfly Q4: Which Yamaha model was featured in the Guggenheim Museum? YA-1 V-Max YD-1 FZ750

Q5: How many models does Yamaha offer in the USA for the year 2001 Less than 20 21-30 31-40 Greater than 40 Q6: The parent company of Yamaha, Nippon Gakki, was founded in what year? 1897 1907 1927 1947 Q7: The Yamaha Motor Company was founded in what year? 1947 1950 1955 1960 Q8: Which of the following is not a 2004 model Yamaha? FZ1 Road Star Midnight YZF-R6 ZX-6R

Q9: The Yamaha FZ750 was first to contain how many valves per cylinder? 2 3 4 5 Q10:What size engine did the first Yamaha have? 50cc 100cc 125cc 250cc Answers on page 19.

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ATTENTION MMA BUSINESS MEMBERS

Please review your business listing on page 12. It is possible that the information we have on file has changed or we entered something incorrectly. Submit your corrections so we can update our database by the next edition. Simply Email to membership@mma-az.org or mail to MMA of Arizona, PMB 138 P.O. Box 30280, Phoenix, Arizona 85046.

Help us support you by providing any information regarding discounts for MMA members. Consider placing an ad in our newsletter, your ad will cover a two-month period and we can help you design it! We also offer web advertising as well.

ATTENTION MMA MEMBERS

Have you visited a MMA business member始s establishment lately? Have you ever recruited one of your favorite hangouts as a MMA business member? Help us recruit businesses that are biker friendly, ask them to consider a business membership or having us help them design and place an ad in our newsletter for an issue which covers two-months. If you have any questions you can contact your District Manager, Board Member or Editor of the Motorcycle Patriot.

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In Other States

Lawmakers Pass Bill to Quiet Motorcycles By Robin Hindery - Associated Press Posted: 08/30/2010

SACRAMENTO -- California lawmakers want to put a plug in the earsplitting roar from modified motorcycles. The state Senate today voted 21-16 to pass SB435. The bill makes it a crime to operate a motorcycle manufactured after January 1, 2013, that fails to meet federal noise-emission control standards. Motorcyclists whose vehicles lack the proper U.S. Environmental Protection Agency label would be subject to a fine.

Supporters say many motorcycle owners modify their bikes to make them much louder, which in turn creates a public nuisance. Those modifications also allow the motorcycle to produce more harmful emissions. Opponents of the bill say many aftermarket exhaust systems meet emission standards but aren't labeled; meaning law-abiding riders could be unfairly ticketed.

The bill now goes to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who owns multiple motorcycles.

CARB Overestimates Pollution by 340 Percent Submitted on behalf of Eric Hampton

California grossly miscalculated pollution levels in a scientific analysis issued to toughen the state's clean-air standards, and scientists have spent 
the past several months revising data and planning a significant weakening
 of the landmark regulation, The Chronicle has found.

 The pollution estimate in question was too high— by 340 percent,
 according to the California Air Resources Board, the state agency charged
 with researching and adopting air quality standards. The estimate was a 
key part in the creation of a regulation adopted by the Air Resources 
Board in 2007, a rule that forces businesses to cut diesel emissions by
 replacing or making costly upgrades to heavy-duty, diesel-fueled off-road
 vehicles used in construction and other industries.

 The staff of the powerful and widely respected Air Resources Board said 
the overestimate is largely due to the board calculating emissions before 
the economy slumped, which halted the use of many of the 150,000
diesel-exhaust-spewing vehicles in California. Independent researchers,
 however, found huge overestimates in the air board's work on diesel 
emissions and attributed the flawed work to a faulty method of calculation
- not the economic down turn.

 The overestimate, which comes after another bad calculation by the air
 board on diesel-related deaths that made headlines in 2009, prompted the
 board to suspend the regulation this year while officials decided whether 
to weaken the rule. 


Proposal Announced

On Thursday, after months of work, the air board and construction industry 
officials announced a proposal that includes delaying the start of the 
requirements until 2014 and exempting more vehicles from the rule. It
 would be a major scaling back of the rule if the air board approves it in 
a vote scheduled for December. The announcement was made as The Chronicle 
was preparing to publish this report, which had been in the works for 
several weeks.



The setbacks in the air board's research—and the proposed softening of a 
landmark regulation—raise questions about the performance of the agency 
as it is in the midst of implementing the Global Warming Solutions Act of
 2006—or AB32 as it is commonly called, one of the state's and the
 nation's most ambitious environmental policies to date.


AB32, which aims to reduce carbon emissions to 1990 levels by the year
 2020, has come under intense political attack this year as the state
 prepares to elect a new governor. Critics cast the law as a jobs killer 
because of the expenses to industry and businesses in conforming to new 
pollution regulations. Supporters say it will reinvigorate the state's
 economy and create thousands of new jobs in the emerging green sector.



Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman has promised to suspend the 
law for at least a year, while Democrat Jerry Brown supports the law. 
California voters, meanwhile, will vote on Proposition 23, a November 
initiative to suspend AB32 until the unemployment rate—

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now at 12.4 
percent in California—falls to 5.5 percent or less for a year.



No Answers

Mary Nichols, chairwoman of the California Air Resources Board, offered no
 explanation when The Chronicle questioned her about the diesel emissions
 miscalculation. She was recently asked why the air board estimate of a 
nitrous oxide source was off by at least a factor of two— air board
 scientists have since revised their numbers, and data show the estimate
 was off by 340 percent. Nichols' response: "I can't answer that for you." 
Nichols was emphatic, though, when asked whether she has concerns about
 other scientific calculations made by air board scientists.

 "No, no, no, no, no, no, no and no," she said.



Members of Nichols' board don't have an answer for the over estimate 
either, said Ron Roberts, an air board member who is a Republican 
supervisor in San Diego County and who voted in favor of the diesel
 regulation. 
"One of the hardest things about being on the board is separating fact
 from political fancy," Roberts said.

NCOM Biker Newsbytes

Compiled & Edited by Bill Bish, National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM)

Feds Push Helmet Laws and Motorcycle-Only Roadblocks

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking applications from law enforcement agencies across the country to conduct federally-funded motorcycle-only roadside checkpoints.

Now mirrored in other states, “Motorcycle-Only Safety Checkpoints” were initiated in New York last year and are set up during large motorcycle rallies or near large biker gathering spots to check not only license, registration and insurance, but also for DOT-compliant helmets and legal exhaust systems. ABATE of New York is working with NY A.I.M. (Aid to Injured Motorcyclists) attorney Mitch Proner on legal actions to halt these discriminatory roadblocks in the Empire State. But police forces across the country may soon receive public funds to target motorcyclists, though U.S. Reps F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (R-WI) and Tom Petri (R-WI) along with several colleagues in Congress have written to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood asking him to suspend funding of the federal grants for the NHTSA checkpoint program.

In addition, after learning that NHTSA recently testified to the Senate Committee on Commerce Science and Transportation that “The most important step we could take would be to assure that all riders wear a DOTcompliant helmet,” according to NHTSA Administrator David Strickland, who added “NHTSA will actively work with Congress to promote helmet use," Congressman Sensenbrenner and fellow Congressional lawmakers have also introduced H. Res. 1498 which “supports efforts to retain the ban on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrationʼs ability to lobby state legislatures using federal tax dollars and urges NHTSA to focus on crash prevention and rider education.”

The US Defenders have joined with other state and national motorcycle groups in urging riders to contact their Congress members to support H. Res. 1498, and to write DOT & NHTSA to oppose federally-funded motorcycleonly safety checks. “This is one more piece of evidence of the constant profiling attempts targeting our community at large,” said Escondido Paul, National Lt. Commander of the US Defenders, in issuing a nationwide Call To Action through all Confederations of Clubs and coalitions in every state. For further information, consult www.USDefenders.org.

Black Motorcyclists at Higher Risk

African-American motorcyclists are more likely than others to die in crashes, even though they are more likely to wear a helmet, according to a study done to determine if race had anything to do with motorcycle crash mortality; and the results stood out in black and white. Researchers at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions analyzed statistics from the National Trauma Data Bank of 68,840 people involved in motorcycle crashes from 20022006, and found that black motorcycle crash victims were 1.5 times more likely to die than similarly injured white riders. The findings do not help support the push for helmet laws since African-Americans mortality rates were still 50% higher even though they were 30% more likely to wear a helmet; although the highest mortality rates are among

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African-American motorcyclists without helmets. Whites who weren't wearing helmets were less likely to be killed in crashes than blacks who wore protective headgear.

The study, published in the American Journal of Surgery, raises questions about the efficacy of injury prevention strategies such as state helmet laws that may not be protecting all riders equally.

"For reasons that we are still trying to figure out, one size of injury prevention does not fit all groups of people and just wearing a helmet is not enough," senior author Dr. Adil Haider says in a statement. "Helmet for helmet, African-Americans have more lethal injuries."

Haider suspects several factors—such as lack of health insurance, reduced access to healthcare, poorer quality of care and a greater number of pre-existing illnesses/injuries—may be combining to account for the survival gap. It is possible, he says, riders of different races may prefer different types of helmets or style of motorcycles, suggesting that more research is needed.

Motorcycle Fatalities Plummet in 2009

It's not surprising when accident rates increase in proportion to increased usage and number of miles travelled, but last year motorcyclist fatalities decreased more than any other category of road users despite more motorcycles being ridden more miles!

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Fatality Analysis Reporting System reports that 4,462 riders died in 2009, 850 fewer than in the previous year, representing a 16% drop in fatalities despite a 5% increase in miles traveled and 4.5% increase in the number of motorcycles on the road. The Motorcycle Industry Council recorded half a million more motorcycles in use in 2009, up from 11 million in 2008, and according to the MIC 2009 Motorcycle Owner Survey, they were ridden 1.3 billion more miles. There was also a decrease in motorcycle accident injuries, down 6.3% from 96,000 in 2008 to 90,000 last year.

Overall U.S. traffic fatalities hit the lowest level ever recorded, since 1950 when the government began tracking such statistics, and the 33,808 road deaths in 2009 was down 9.7% from the year before. All traffic accidents, fatal or not, declined by 5.3% between 2008 and 2009, though motor vehicle crashes are still the leading cause of death for those between the ages of 3 and 34, NHTSA said.

US Supreme Court to Rule on Protests at Military Funerals

A group of patriotic motorcyclists recently staged a counter-demonstration during the Arlington National Cemetery burial of a local Navy SEAL, parking motorcycles and revving engines to oppose a protest staged by members of the fundamentalist Westboro Baptist Church of Kansas.

Similar scenes play out across America, as a grieving family lays their loved one to rest, the funeral of a service member killed in action is disrupted by vocal protesters shouting vindictive and incendiary remarks at mourners and wave signs that read "Thank God for Dead Soldiers" and "God Hates the USA".

The motorcyclists, mostly veterans who are members of the Patriot Guard Riders, led the funeral procession and then strategically parked their bikes in between the family and the protesters and revved up their engines to drown their chanting, and saluted in respect as the funeral cortege passed by giving them a thumbs up.

The church protesters, who contend that God is killing members of the military because of the nation's sins, often demonstrate at military funerals, and are now the subjects of a United States Supreme Court case that will decide if the Constitution protects highly offensive hate speech from civil claims filed by grieving relatives. In Snyder v. Phelps, the father of a Marine killed in Iraq in 2006 was awarded $5 million in his lawsuit against the church for “intentional infliction of emotional distress”, but a federal appeals court overturned the ruling on free speech grounds, and now Albert Snyder is asking the High Court to reinstate the verdict.

Justices heard oral arguments in the case on October 6th and the Supreme Court is expected to render a decision late next Spring.

REGISTER & VOTE


Rider Safety & Maintenance Tips

Safety Check Before You Ride. With the day-to-day hustle and bustle in our lives, it is easy to just put some things off. Many of us when we are ready to ride just go out jump on the scoot and head down the road. Many think perhaps inspection of the bike every time you ride is a bit of overkill. Perhaps…but it is your life. If a safety inspection is not something you want to do every time you ride then perhaps set a schedule weekly, every other week or when your cleaning your ride. Below are helpful tips to safety inspecting your motorcycle and riding gear. Thereʼs more to inspecting then just fluids and tires.

Are you thinking About Winter Riding Yet? Submitted by Joseph Hoodak Ironhorse District

Cold weather riding will start soon, now is the time to start thinking about what you're going to do this winter. For some of you up north it means adding fuel stabilizer to your tank, checking out your trickle charger system, and covering you motorcycle during the winter months. For the rest of us it simply means cooler riding and wearing additional clothing! For those that ride in the blazing summer temperatures of the valley, riding motorcycles in the winter can be very welcome and enjoyable. For just about everyone I know, winter riding is enjoyable as long as we stay warm and dry.

Keep Warm

Riding a motorcycle in cold weather requires the rider to maintain body temperature. We need to do everything we can to insulate the body from the cold wind and temperatures. Insulation provides layers to slow down heat loss, wind proofing keeps the wind from drawing away body heat.

Layering

Layering is your best defense against the winter cold and critical to staying warm. The number of layers is based on your personal comfort level and the temperature outside. The solution is to build enough layers so that you feel comfortable when outside standing still. Your inside layer should always be snug fitting. A thermal or fleece underwear garment will create a warm layer of air between your body and the underwear.

Wind Proofing

Keeping the wind out will be the biggest issue you have when riding a motorcycle in the winter. Wind chill is your worst enemy on a motorcycle in cold weather. Do anything and everything you can to stop air leaks! Make sure your outer layer is made of wind-proof material; leather is the most popular choice. Ideally, consider something that is both wind and waterproof. A rain suit is also a nice item to have in case you ride into rain.

Other ideas for wind proofing:

Seal the leaks—duck tape works very well in sealing off leaks. Most heat is lost through your head; a full-face helmet provides safety and prevents heat loss.

Newspaper layered between your chest and outer layer will keep your body core insulated. It can also be used to insulate your lower legs as well.

Hands and Feet

Many riders have problems with their hands and feet. As you get cold your body increases circulation to your internal organs to keep them warm. This decreases circulation to your hands and feet. The solution is to invest in quality boots and gloves. You might also consider airactivated hand and feet warmers, check for them at your local sporting goods store. Simply stuff them in your gloves and boots for an added heat source.

Boots

They should be comfortable, waterproof, and windproof. Things to look for in boots are:

Proper fit. You don't want boots to be tight; this will reduce both circulation and insulation and make your feet colder. Waterproof. If your boots arenʼt waterproof already then get a pair that is. Insulation is nice but not necessary, you can wear extra socks if needed.

Gloves

Comfortable winter riding gloves can be really difficult to find. Make sure you find the right pair before your next cold weather ride. Things to look for in gloves are:

Windproof. Are they long enough to completely cover the wrist and keep the wind out. Is there a way to tighten the glove at the wrist? Proper fit. You don't want gloves to be tight; this will reduce both circulation and insulation and make your hands colder.

Good insulation. You want a thermal insulation material like Thinsulate or something similar, not just fuzzy fleece. The insulation should cover the palm as well as the top of the glove.

Safety

There are a two more things you'll want to protect against in the cold: Frostbite and Hypothermia.

Exposed skin can lead to frostbite, make sure you cover any exposed skin! If your skin feels like its being pricked by needles then you are likely experiencing frostbite, take care of it immediately. If it turns white and feels numb and hard you have waited too long, get attention immediately.

Hypothermia is when your core body temperature drops below the minimum temperature required for your body to function properly. Hypothermia causes mild confusion, sluggish behavior, poor muscle coordination, and incoherent behavior. If you start feeling cold and can't decide if you should pull over, you are experiencing an early stage of hypothermia. Pull over immediately and do something to warm up, hot coffee is a good remedy If you start shivering uncontrollably, feel sluggish, or even drunk, then you've waited too long. Hypothermia is already underway and you need to stop immediately to warm up.

Summary

Riding in the cold weather can be very rewarding. It boils down to taking the proper steps to insulate you from the elements. Itʼs not that difficult if you know how. Hopefully this article has provided some useful information as we adjust to the change in season.

Motorcycle Lights - Being Seen Submitted by Colin "Cinders" MacDiarmid Chairman Emeritus High Country A.D.M. & Board Member

A few weeks ago, after hearing again the sad statistic that 57% of drivers hit a motorcyclist and then stated that "I never saw him/her," I realized that I had to do more to make myself more visible on the road. What would be the most cost effective way or ways to do so? I had been looking into this issue for a while and then WHAM it was quite literally before my eyes. While riding on Route 69 between Prescott and Prescott Valley, my eyes had been drawn to oncoming traffic. What had caught my attention was a motorcycle that had the continuous flashing headlight, and the rider was about 1/2 mile away! I notice a large number of people looking over to see what it was—that light had most certainly caught their attention. I installed one on my bike the next week and what a difference it has made; in situations where I know the driver of a car or a truck would have made an attempt to pull out in front of me, I drove by street after street and store entrances and driveways and didn't have single car pull out in front of me. Cars/trucks in front of me also noticed, as with very few exceptions, people in my lane (the passing lane) would pull over into the right lane as I approached. I rode to Flagstaff and back and had exactly the same results.

For a relatively small amount ($75 plus about an hours labor if needed), you too can create a much more visible ride for yourself and thereby give yourself at least a little more advantage over those "cagers" who say: "I just didnʼt see him". Protect yourself; go from being invisible to highly visible in an inexpensive but high effective way. Remember, the life you save just might be your own!

Heat-Related Illness

Submitted by Neil Scherer Assistant State Captain - Arizona - Patriot Guard Riders

During the last week or so, we've experienced a couple of situations during missions that, I think, need a little more attention. It's been pretty warm here for some time, and summer isn't over yet. Dehydration is an issue here is the desert, but just drinking water isn't always the answer. As you drink water, you're also flushing salt out of your system, so you need to eat as well. The following is from www.WebMD.com, please take a few minutes and read this.

Understanding Heat-Related Illness - Symptoms What Are the Symptoms?

Heat cramp symptoms include: • Severe, sometimes disabling, cramps that typically begin suddenly in the hands, calves or feet. • Hard, tense muscles.

Heat exhaustion symptoms include: • Fatigue • Nausea • Headaches • Excessive thirst • Muscle aches and cramps • Weakness • Confusion or anxiety • Drenching sweats, often accompanied by cold, clammy skin • Slowed or weakened heartbeat • Dizziness • Fainting • Agitation • Heat exhaustion requires immediate attention but is not usually life-threatening Heat stroke symptoms include: • Nausea and vomiting • Headache • Dizziness or vertigo • Fatigue • Hot, flushed, dry skin • Rapid heart rate • Decreased sweating • Shortness of breath • Decreased urination • Blood in urine or stool • Increased body temperature (104 to 106 degrees Fahrenheit) • Confusion, delirium or loss of consciousness • Convulsions

Heat stroke can occur suddenly, without any symptoms of heat exhaustion. If a person is experiencing symptoms of heat exhaustion or heat stroke, OBTAIN MEDICAL CARE IMMEDIATELY. Any delay could be fatal. You should seek emergency medical care for anyone who has been in the heat and who has the following symptoms:

• Confusion, anxiety or loss of consciousness • Very rapid or dramatically slowed heartbeat • Rapid rise in body temperature that reaches 104 to 106 degrees Fahrenheit • Either drenching sweats accompanied by cold, clammy skin (which may indicate heat exhaustion); or a marked decrease in sweating accompanied by hot, flushed, dry skin (which may indicate heat stroke) • Convulsions.

Any other heat-related symptom that is not alleviated by moving to a shady or air-conditioned area and administering fluids and salts.

Understanding Heat-Related Illness - Treatment What Are the Treatments?

Heat cramps can usually be alleviated by escaping the heat, resting and drinking moderately salty beverages, and eating moderately salty foods. Gentle massage or firm pressure applied to cramping muscles can alleviate spasms. In severe cases, the victim may need intravenous fluids and salts. If your heat cramps do not go away, call your doctor for advice. For Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke: • First, GET HELP. It is critical that emergency medical assistance be called as soon as possible. Then, if

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possible, get the victim to drink, but don't force fluids if the person is confused or has passed out.

The primary treatment for heat exhaustion is replacement of lost fluids and salt. Victims should be moved to a cool environment, lie flat or with their feet raised slightly above head level, and sip a cool, slightly salty beverage -- such as a salty sports drink, salted tomato juice, cool bouillon, or plain drinking water with salt added (one level teaspoon of salt per quart of water). Heat stroke usually develops rapidly and can cause permanent brain damage or death if not treated promptly. Anyone with heat stroke needs emergency medical attention.

CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATION COMPLAINT FORM Name of complainant:____________________________________________________________ Address:______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Phone:________________________________ Email:__________________________________ The Law: “Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State …subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person … the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law…” 42 USC § 1983.

While help is on the way, move the victim into the shade; wrap the victim in cool, wet bedding or clothing; or remove the victim's clothes and sponge his or her body with cool water until help arrives.

The wearing of colors by members of motorcycle clubs is a means of identifying Club Members and symbolizes their common interests and beliefs. Prohibiting speech of this nature constitutes an attack on a particular viewpoint. Sammartano v. First Judicial District Court, in and for the County of Carson City, 303 F.3d 959, 971-72 (9th Cir. 2002).

If possible, use a thermometer to monitor the person's temperature, and stop cooling treatments if his or her temperature normalizes.

In Sammartano, the Carson City courthouse enacted a rule to prohibit admission of those with “clothing, attire or ‘colors’ which have symbols, markings or words indicating an affiliation with street gangs, biker or similar organizations,” because “such clothing or attire can be extremely disruptive and intimidating, especially when members of different groups are in the building at the same time.” 303 F.3d at 964. The Ninth Circuit reasoned that the rule singles out bikers and similar organizations for the message their clothing is presumed to convey, and held that the rule impermissibly discriminates against a particular point of view – the view of biker clubs as opposed to garden clubs and gun clubs. Id. at 971-72.

Ice packs can be placed on the groin, neck or underarms; or the victim can be fanned by hand or with an electric fan or a blow-dryer set on cold (do not use a blow-dryer that blows only hot air).

Once at the hospital, a person who has suffered heat stroke may be given intravenous drugs to control seizures or other complications, may receive additional intravenous fluids, and will likely be confined to bed rest and monitored for 24 hours to several days. Thanks for your time, and please, ride safe. Neil Scherer Assistant State Captain - AZ Patriot Guard Riders (602) 978-1672

Life Business Member Prescott Valley Motorcycles Review by Colin "Cinders" MacDiarmid High Country A.D.M. & Board Member

Those of us who live in Yavapai County, home of the High Country District, are extremely lucky to have one of the best motorcycle dealers in the country. Prescott Valley Motorcycles has been doing business in the same location on Route 69 in P.V. for 15 years and is owned and operated by the Wohlrabe brothers Jerry and Dean. They have been resident of Prescott Valley almost as long as it has been a town, after living in Phoenix for 5 years. Originally from Minnesota, both men have been riding for a combined total of approximately 85 years. Currently featuring Victory Motorcycles and Lehman Trikes, they have consistently been ranked by customers in the top 25 dealers in the country, and once in the top 10. When the shop first opened it was primarily a HarleyDavidson repair shop. From 2000 through 2003 they were the largest Indian Motorcycles dealer in Arizona and also carried AMC choppers. When the second generation of Indian Motorcycles ceased operations, Jerry became a Victory dealer in 2004.

Prescott Valley Motorcycles has enjoyed sales increases every year since starting with the Victory line-up. With a cast aluminum frame, oil cooled transmission and engine with one oil reservoir, and a proprietary state-of -the-art 103 cubic inch engine, combined with styling features developed with Arlen and Cory Ness, the whole line-up of Victory motorcycles are truly bikes of the 21st century. In addition, Jerry's shop drew the attention of Victory corporate officials due to the architectural designs integrated in the building, and many of the newest dealerships have utilized styling cues from Jerry's building in designing their own; the most notable of these is a brand new dealership in New Zealand, designed with many of Jerry's innovative ideas.

Most important in any business, and certainly in the world of motorcycle dealerships, customer service has to rank at the top of the list. PVMC has consistently been rated as one of the nation's top locations in customer satisfaction surveys conducted by Victory and Polaris, Victory's parent company. The Victory motorcycle itself has also been a top-rated motorcycle in numerous areas by the independent customer/equipment satisfaction surveys conducted by JD Powers. Jerry's team is one of the best in the industry. The least amount of time of any employee with PVMC has been there for 3 1/2 years, with Kelly (Jerry's right hand person, jock of all trades management wise) has been with the company since it was started. A key factor of how well PVMC is respected for its' outstanding deals on bikes and ongoing satisfaction through-out the ownership process, an extremely high percentage of Jerry's customer are multiple repeat

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Complaint Information Provide names, address, phone number, organization, business, or any other identifying information of the PERSONS ACTING UNDER COLOR OF LAW to violate your rights. (Example: Officer Dom Foke, Small Town Police Department, badge #0666). ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Describe in detail what the person acting under color of law (the police or their agents such as business proprietors) did and said regarding your wearing colors or being present at the location wearing colors. State date, time, location, names of persons present and what they might be able to testify to. Be prepared to make a truthful, accurate statement under oath. ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Complete and mail to: MMA of Arizona PMB 138 P.O. Box 30280 Phoenix, Az. 85046-0280 customers. I myself have bought a total of 5 bikes from Jerry. His service personnel are outstanding, headed by the service manager Mike, and the front counter person Ed can many times diagnose a problem from just the symptoms a bike is experiencing and hand you the right part out of the inventory to fix the problem. Between all these folks, it is just about guaranteed you will leave PVMC with money in your pocket from savings in buying a bike or having it serviced. The shop also carries a full line of parts and after market parts for Victory and HarleyDavidson bikes, as well as helmets, boots, jackets and other riding attire and accessories. Jerry even has a website with which he sells bike nationwide, both because of his pricing and understanding potential customers' needs.

Of the five Victory dealers currently in Arizona, PVMC leads the state in sales. It is also on of only two dealerships in the state that is a sponsoring dealer of a Victory Motorcycle club, the Prescott Victory Riders; this group is proud to be the organizer/host of the upcoming 2011 national Victory Motorcycles Club Rally/Run, headquartered at the Prescott Resort. Expected turnout at this time, based on the number of reservations already made, it for between 350 and 500 Victory riders to be attending this event. It will include many day rides, both escorted and self-guided, an number of escorted groups riding up to the Grand Canyon and an escorted ride through the mountains down to Wickenburg for lunch and then returning via Skull Valley. A far greater turnout is expected from last years event which was held in Montana----not as easily accessible as Prescott for many of the riders. So if you want an excellent deal and fantastic buying or repair experience, from the time you buy a bike through the miles/years of ownership, you can't do any better than MMA of AZ Life Business Member Prescott Valley Motorcycles. Stop in and talk with these folks; it will certainly be a pleasant experience.

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State Board Meeting Summary

The 3rd Quarter MMA State Board Meeting took place October 9th. It was hosted by the Westsiders District at Roman's Oasis, Goodyear, AZ. There were 12 State Officers and 19 Board Members present. There were three resignations: CJ Swinford, Betty McDonald-Swinford and Jonathon “Spinner” Lucero.

There was one application; Steve Belzer of the Eagle District applied for the State Treasure position. Steve will be the interim Treasurer until the next Board meeting in January.

Reports were read and accepted. The Webmaster report stated that the Webmaster could not perform his duties now and possibly indefinitely. It was voted that an outside service be used. Old Business: It was discussed. The Board approves the direction of the paper. Voted that we would cancel the State Rally indefinitely and replace it with a one-day event in the valley.

MMA and ABATE are working on an educational seminar. The Chairman is working with ABATE.

It was voted that we would move forward in pursing 501C3 status and establishing a second entity. We are also moving forward with PSA/media campaign and radio ads. We discussed what direction we want the MMA to go. There was a committee established formed to write a budget for 2011.

Margie Ferrucci discussed the opening for an MRF representative here in Arizona. She took questions, gave us answers and asked for our support and vote.


Casa Grande District Report Submitted by Steve “Muskrat” Musgrave Casa Grande District Board Member

Tips from the table of the ‘Vittles King’

Deadline for your submissions will be December 3, 2010. Send them to bikerfood@mma-az.org.

The holiday season is getting close and that is always a great opportunity to try a new recipe on friends and family. Itʼs always nice to have a controlled test group better know as guinea pigs. If you donʼt feel like playing Russian roulette with the recipe cards and books hoping to pick a good one, try one of the 3 recipesʼs below submitted by brother and sisters of the MMA. As you remember last month I asked for submissions for a main dish, sidecar and last and certainly not least…a dessert. I didnʼt receive many submissions, but I did get a few. Bon Apetiteʼ Biker Style! Autumn Pork Roast (this was yummy!) • 1-2 pound pork loin • Salt and pepper as desired • 3 large sweet potatoʼs peeled and cut into cubes • 1 onion sliced • 2 pinches of dried thyme • 1 quart of apple juice

Season pork loin with salt and pepper and place in crock-pot. Place sweet potatoʼs around and on top of pork then onions. Pour apple juice on top and add dried thyme. Cook on low setting for 8 hours. Make before you leave for work or a ride on a Saturday by the time you come home you will have an autumn pork roast dinner. Sweet Potato Pie (Sidecar) Depending on how many for dinner 4-6 large sweet potato's • 1/4 cup of brown sugar • 1/2 stick of butter • Salt and pepper to taste • Mini marshmallows (optional)

Peel and cut sweet potato's boil in water until tender drain and add salt, pepper to taste, 1/2 stick of butter and 1/2 of the brown sugar then mash and put in a casserole dish. Sprinkle remaining brown sugar on top. If desired, cover with mini marshmallows and bake at 350 for 15minutes or until marshmallow's brown slightly on top. Apple Rustic Tart • Pillsbury refrigerated piecrust • 6-8 apples depending in size granny smith or golden delicious • 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg • 1/2 teaspoon of Cinnamon • 1 teaspoon of cornstarch

Place piecrust on cookie sheet with parchment paper. In separate skillet combine sliced apples, nutmeg and Cinnamon cook until apples are almost tender. Stir in cornstarch and brown sugar and remove from heat. Place mixture in the middle of piecrust and fold remaining crust over the apples do not completely cover all the apples. Bake at 350 until piecrust is golden brown.

There you have our holiday recipes, try it ya just might like it! Hope everyone has a safe and happy Holiday Season. Above all eat be merry and drink in moderation.

THE DOUBLE “D” BAR, STORE & CAFE Tonto Village, AZ - (928) 478-4332

We offer a Full Service Bar, Cafe and Store located in Tonto National Forest

With the weather beginning to cool off a little we have been trying to do a little more around our area. A few weeks ago the Hooligans MC had an event at the Lounge in Arizona City, formerly known as “Steveʼs Bar” which is one of our business members. Some of the Hooligans are MMA Members and we are discussing with the new owners joining as New Business Members. There was an abundance of great Food, Good Music and Fantastic Camaraderie which made for a great day for all.

We have had the Desert Demons MC come up to our Casa Grande MMA Meetings twice now to get an idea of how meetings are run as they are in the process of reopening the Cochise District in Sierra Vista. They were told by our Officers that we would be happy to help them out in any way that we can to help get their District up and running. We have been averaging around 25 people present at our Meetings, but hope that number will grow with it starting to cool off. We try to plan rides after every meeting to help support our local Business members and also to try and get new ones. On a regular basis after the meeting we took a ride to Coolidge around 20 miles to the Main Street Tavern. It just so happens that the first Sunday of every month, the same as our meeting date they have a great Steak Fry for $9.00 and you get a really nice piece of Steak, cooked to your liking and all the fixinʼs as much as you want and if you like Shrimp, you can add a skewer of 10 nice shrimp for just $6.00 more. So anyone wanting a great Steak and Shrimp dinner come on down to the Casa Grande Meeting and get your fill afterwards. Casa Grande is very happy that we have the Chairman, Tom Corr and our Lobbyist Mick Degn, and our Region 9 NCOM Rep. MUSKRAT all that live in Casa Grande and attend our local MMA Meetings on a regular basis. Tom helps to provide an overall look at what MMA is doing and planning for the future and Mick always brings us up to date on what is happening at the Copper Dome and with our AMSAC, as he is a Governor appointed member. As far as AIM / NCOM are concerned if your District is having an event that can be attended by MUSKRAT let him know and he will come to your events and set up the AIM Booth. The Region 9 NCOM meeting is being held in Salt Lake City at the end of October and the Region 2 Meeting will be in Texas in November. Muskrat will be attending both of these meeting and will have something for the Patriot that should be in the January edition. Sometimes it seems there is too much going on and no one can attend everything that they would want to or like to due to either too many things are scheduled at the same time or lack of funds. This is what recently happened in Casa Grande. They held our Annual Event for the local Animal Shelters, “Hogs for Dogs, and Cats” Sign up time was 9:3- and our meeting started at 11:00 am, so we could not attend, so I went to the sign up and donated a $100 check from MMA Casa Grande. I believe it is good for the locals that might not know who we are to make a point of letting them know that we do support our local charities. So, when the first Sunday of the month rolls around and you donʼt have anything planned, drive a little south of Phoenix and attend a meeting in Casa Grande.

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Biker Vittles

We are known for our great Hamburgers

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There are 4 canned food donation boxes at the below locations for anyone that would like to donate to St. Vincent DePaul for Birds on Bikes. Please drop off a donation if you are heading to any of these places. Please also just stop in and give some business to these MMA business members. Thank you. JFJ Cycles (Johnny Red) at 43rd Avenue & Thunderbird Charley's Place at 43rd Avenue & Thunderbird RamJet Racing on Cave Creek between Thunderbird & Greenway Bikers Bay at Cave Creek & Bell Road


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