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wave, you shouldn’t be on the highway. I know guys with only one In response to Riding & Ranting in arm who ride -“The Ghostwave” - If your Sept - Oct. 2013 issue, please your not as happy as I am to still be accept my humble response to my riding - then by all means feel free to “Bro” Tank’s humorous & thought not “wave” at me. provoking article. “Just because you bought a bike, “Who the hell is the idiot that decided doesn’t make you a biker; doesn’t it was mandatory for all bike riders make you anyone’s “Bro”, and doesn’t to wave at all bike riders?” I may be entitle you to shit!” I couldn’t agree that “idiot” who started the whole more! So I’m not sure “you’re” a “wave” thing. Maybe not? I’ve been biker, [even though] you got the dew riding since the early 1970’s and out rag, shades, and black t-shirt. You west where I began, I don’t recall may not be entitled to it or even ever being waved at back then. But deserve it, but if I choose to accept me being so damn happy just to get you, and treat you like a brother, I to ride a borrowed, not stolen bike, will! If for some reason you feel you I waved at everybody! By the early have one too many “Bros”, you could 1980’s a few were waving back. Cool! always stone me like Cain did Abel. I was still happy as a fat dog tick on a Hell, them bro’s didn’t even have no lazy bloodhound, every time I got to Harley t-shirts or rice burners to fight ride. Rain, shine, wind, dark, snow, over. Maybe they should have spent cold, hot it didn’t matter. The love of more time waving at each other, and motorcycles and riding had bit me the first “war between bro’s” wouldn’t hard. I was just so happy, I couldn’t have happened. help myself, I waved. I was smiling “The AMA said that 99% of all too, I guess that could have took off people who ride are good, law as well, but everyone knows bikers abiding people, how do you know don’t smile! your not waving at one of the “other” I didn’t mean to start a movement, people?” I think that was said by an never wrote a book-except for 12 AMA spokesperson - to cover his page letter to a certain biker chick. own ass - back when we were still Nor have I ever been on T.V. Mostly watching black & white TV, or in the I just rode. Nowadays I don’t ride case of the author (Tank) and myself, 80,000 miles a year the Hardtail 75 we were not even born yet. Times Shovel got traded for a Heritage have changed, and with today’s out Softtail, I no longer have my teeth, of control laws - who’s law abiding but riding still makes me smile, and anymore? We may try like hell to be I’m still waving! Most wave back good, but look who’s judging us. And, nowadays. And if you can’t remove anyway, I think that the “other people” one hand from the handlebars at make up more than 1% of who I wave highway speeds for a two second at when I ride! Maybe “they” should


update their status to.… Hell, nevermind. But I even catch myself waving to AMA members when I ride, so its all good. I know that some of the riders that I wave to, go home put on their Bermuda shorts, polo shirts, flip-flops, and watch reruns they recorded of Dr. Phil, but at the moment I waved at them, they, like me, were risking their lives - no matter how pathetic - to enjoy the freedom of the road. And besides without “them” I’d be surrounded by nothing but cages and semi’s. It does my mind good to see my fellow riders, Bro’s or not. “If you don’t know me … don’t bro me!” Hell, I may know you’re my “bro” long before your “slow to catch on, can’t read people, not paying attention, drunk, drugged, asleep”- or all 3-ass grasps it. Don’t penalize me for being older, wiser, smarter than you. When my little brother was born, I knew he was my Bro right away. He, on the other hand, was too busy sucking tit to know I was his Bro for about another year. Get the point? I couldn’t tell you what “The Sons of Anarchy” do, I don’t watch that shit, I’m too busy riding and waving at all my “Bros” on bikes! Renegade

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“If you have much, give your wealth; if you have little, give your heart.” Anonymous. Darrell and I are often asked to sponsor, help, contribute, etc. to one type or another fundraiser. By all means, if we had the time and the money we would give to every one of them. Unfortunately, we can’t, but we do try to give as much as we can. The biker community always amazes me when it comes to charity. We know individuals who will give their last dime to a cause and then there are those who receive and receive and receive, but never pay it forward. Did you know there is an international Pay it Forward Day (PIFD)? On April 24, 2014 people from over 50 countries will be performing acts of kindness. The goal is to inspire over 5 millions acts of kindness around the world. Instead of having just one day out of the year, why can’t we “do” good deeds

every day? It doesn’t have to be something big. It can be something as simple as opening a door, buying a stranger a cup of coffee, returning a shopping cart to the designated area at the grocery store, or maybe just smiling and saying “hello.” The ideas are endless, and believe me the rewards are great. In 1993, I was putting myself through college and raising my two daughters Ashley and Tiffany. There were many times, back then, I didn’t have enough money to buy a gallon of milk. Inevitably someone would come up to me at one of the Twelve Step meetings I attended and put a $20 bill in my hand. They would say “God put it on my heart to help you”. My faith in God was somewhat waned, but little by little I started believing God cared about me. It was Christmas and Ashley and Tiffany wanted new bicycles. I went to school in the mornings and cleaned houses in the afternoon so I could earn the money to buy the bicycles. I was also picking up any odd jobs I


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Christmas was fast approaching and I didn’t have enough money to buy the bikes. I knew the girls would understand but it saddened my heart all the same. A couple of weeks before, one of the NA groups had asked me if they could bring the girls some gifts and, if so, what would they like. This particular group does this every year. I told them they like coloring books, Barbie dolls and games. On December 22nd the phone rang. It was a member from the group saying they would be by to drop off the gifts. Truthfully, I had forgotten about the group with the gifts and since this Christmas was going to be pretty lean I was very grateful to be receiving the help. The

doorbell rang and when I opened the door, two gentlemen were standing there with two brand new Schwinn bicycles, helmets and locks. I started crying and the girls started squealing with joy. I was expecting coloring books not bikes. The gentlemen hugged me (I was still crying) and said this is what Christmas is all about. They gave me a Christmas card and left. I opened the card and inside was a $100 bill. God is amazing and miracles do happen. I was doing my part and God was revealing his awesomeness to me. At that moment I vowed to pay it forward. Darrell and I are blessed abundantly. We ask God to bless us so we may bless others. We ask to be light of God’s love for others to see. Simple acts of kindness can make a world of difference. Pay it forward. You never know what your good deed will foster in the life of someone else. May God bless each and every one of you! Cheryl Briggs

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It was February 25, 2012. I had been riding all morning on my Buell 1125R and I stopped for lunch at a little biker bar/burger joint. After lunch, I pulled out of the parking lot and made a right onto the highway...that's the last thing I remember. I have some brief, vague visions of knowing I was in trouble, panicking, hitting hard . . . but really, I think I constructed them from watching slow-mo replays of crashes in MotoGP races. The next thing I AM sure of was a disembodied voice saying "Relax, buddy. Paramedics are on the way." And later, being loaded into the ambulance, asking the EMT to promise I wouldn't die before I could say goodbye to my wife. He would only say "We'll do our best. Now relax." I later found out I had shattered my left tibia (4 compound fractures) and fibula (2 compound fractures), and fractured 5 ribs (L37) as well as my clavicle and scapula. There were also hairline fractures of the pelvis and right big toe. I also had a mild concussion (mild thanks to a really good helmet) and, I now realize, some lingering neuropathy in my affected leg and shoulder. I spent almost a month in hospitals and the nursing home, another 6 weeks in a wheelchair. Then it was crutches, then one crutch, then a cane, then just limping. Now I walk with only a little gimp, but I can't run (doc says he doesn't recommend it ever) and stairs are still challenging. Last month I got to scuba dive for the first time since the crash, something I was afraid was also gone. The swimming was easy enough; getting the gear on and walking around was tougher. My life changed in an instant that I can't even remember. But with so many broken bones, I can only be grateful that my skull, neck, and back were not among them. Everyone asked if I was hit by a car. I don't know, but I am guessing not. A head-on crash would probably have killed me, and cars don't usually catch me on that road. No, the smart money is betting that I was going too fast (I always did), and got in over my head on a very challenging road. My bike was totaled, so I don’t have another motorcycle yet. Perhaps my next ride will be a trike! Michael “Maddog� Maddings


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The Big Chill I put my jacket on. I put my chaps on. I put my helmet and gloves on (because it was raining and about 45 degrees out) and then I took off. I met a buddy (Steve) at a coffee shop in Tulsa and we sat and talked. After a few minutes Steve finally said; “man you gotta be crazy for riding in this kind of weather!” And I smiled and said; “Not crazy, I just love to ride.” He said; “I love to ride too but only when it’s above 65 degrees……and below 100 degrees…” I pondered that statement the whole way home and thought about it in a whole new light. I thought; “is that us as believers in Jesus?” Do we praise and believe hen it is convenient? Do we say we

are “Christian” when it serves our purpose or are we fully committed to our beliefs? Here is what I wonder; “When the day gets rough and the weather is bad do I leave my life as a Christ follower in the garage and travel in a cage with the world until it is more convenient?” Or do I stick to my beliefs, claim His name, stand up and ride that big beautiful dream to the ends of the earth? Well…do I?!?!! Something to think about in the wind. Pastor Matt

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RIDING & RANTING

In 1984 for some weird reason, the world as we know it went to shit. I’m not really certain what happened to make being a biker a “trendy” or “cool” thing to do, but as I see it, that was the beginning of the end for the lifestyle that I love. I remember when we used to all get together and ride (and breakdown) and where we stopped is where we stopped. We all threw up tents, built a fire and sat around and had a blast. Next day we would roll up camp and take off and do it again. We looked like the Beverly Hillbillies rolling down the road. Oil leaking Pans and Shovels packed to the hilt. Hell, now it’s a damn fashion show, Motel staying, cell phone having, GPS using, “My credit line is bigger than your credit line”, Fake ass people kinda show! Makes me want to puke by your trailer.

There is a reason they don’t sell bike trailers at the Harley shop, you’re supposed to ride the bikes where you’re going, not trailer them to within 50 miles of the place, take them out of the trailer and ride around town acting like you’re somebody special (your special alright, I’ll get to that in a minute). I always thought that the point in owning one, was to ride the thing (gasp, it might get dirty). I’ve seen these wannabe bikers everywhere and their reasons for trailering just keeps me amazed! They say they couldn’t have made the trip with the allotted time if they didn’t trailer (ride harder, you’ll make it, I’ve seen me do it!) I was worried about the weather (grow a pair! It won’t kill you to get wet, I know this, I’ve seen me do it). I couldn’t fit all my things on the bike (damn! How long was your trip? a. get a bigger bike or b. take less shit with you). I didn’t have enough room for all the things my wife/girlfriend/ mistress needed to bring (get a new Ol’ lady) (yep, I’ve seen me do it). It’s a “Show Bike” (Blow me!) and my favorite, I don’t want to depreciate the value of the bike by running up the mileage (Ummm…….. I got nothing for this). I was on Dickson street at BB&B


this year, when a VERY brief rain shower hit (maybe 5 minutes, nothing severe). I observed people running out of bars to put plastic trash bags over their bikes, some pulled bike covers from their saddle bags (maybe if they left that at home they would have room for the shit that wouldn’t fit, hmmmmm) and 1st place goes to the guy right in front of me who….. flung himself over his bike! So me being me, just had to ask him what the hell? Him: My bike has NEVER been wet before!! Me: Do you dry clean it? Him: No!? Me: Then it’s been wet. Him: Well that’s a different kind of wet, it doesn’t count! That’s a new kinda stupid, I’m willing to bet he’s some sort of Engineer! At Sturgis, I watched a guy pull his bike out of his trailer and spray it with WD-40, then kicked dirt from the lot all over his pretty soft tail. I thought this was strange until I ran into him later that day while he was telling his tall tale of his ride from Texas (Texas ST.?) I walked up and told him they were coming out with stick on bugs for people like him. He didn’t see the humor in it, but knew he didn’t ride it from Texas. He ended his story and stomped out all butt hurt. I have nothing but disgust for “Trailer Queens”. They are nothing more than a group of Johnny come lately’s that are having 1.midlife crisis,

2. Trying to keep up with the Jones, 3. Doing it because they think it will make them cool. Whatever the case may be, you sure messed up the world for those of us who were Harley before Harley was cool! I ride my bike because I love to ride! I ride between 45,000 and 55,000 miles a year. My bike is a lot like me. It’s not very fast, it’s not real pretty, but it gets the job done, and done right! If you look at it, you can see it has a story to tell. To me, riding my bike is truly the only way to see this great country of ours. I’ve rode in the suppressive heat of the Desert Southwest (120+ degrees) and in the dead of winter (4 degrees), I’ve rode in rain, hail, snow and fog. These are the rides that make good “do you remember when” stories. Because let’s face it, who wants to tell a story that’s starts with “remember the time we trailered our bikes and the A/C went out on the truck”? Tank P.S. Sons of Anarchy doesn’t trailer; must not be cool!

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Kelley Mclane is now working at Route 66 Harley Davidson in the Motor Clothes Dept. Go by and ask for Kelley when you are in the market for biker bling. She can help you choose the right gift for your biker babe!

Dominic Zaner is a salesman for Route 66 Harley Davidson. He has agreed to donate 15% of his commission to the Downed Bikers Association whenever anyone mentions the DBA when buying a motorcycle.


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