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MAY VOLUME 2 ISSUE 10

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INDEX: Letter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Our Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Switch’n Saddles 55 Trail Run. . . . . . . . . . 6-13 Road Rants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Big Guns. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Saddle Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Garage Build . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Most Wanted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 WI Jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Really?!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Custom Build. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Backwoods Bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 The Ride. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Miss May. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 City Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Product Spotlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Speak Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Bull Pen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Rumors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Biker Jokes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Tramp Stamps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Road Guardians. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Rides of the Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Sweatin’ in the Saddle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Vicki Sanfelipo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Tramp Stops. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50-51

QUESTIONS, COMMENTS OR SUGGESTIONS? Do you have input on how we can make our magazine better? Maybe an article you’d like to submit? We appreciate all feedback, good or bad! sales@saddletrampusa.com editor@saddletrampusa.com 877.290.8253

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Writers: Richee Lee, Tony “Pan” Sanfelipo, Biker Chad, Big Guns, Dan Van Linn Photography: Richee Lee 3


It is spring right? Mother Nature is sure taking her sweet old time getting to it. Snow late into April is no fun at all. I have been feeling bad for our Northwood’s friends, as they have really been putting up with a lot this spring. We are all on the downhill slide, well I sure hope we are all done with this snow. The only positive thing I can say about the late start to riding season, Tomahawk Fall Ride should be just AWESOME with temps in 80’s; it is only fair, Richee - Editor 608.742.4864 Right? May is Motorcycle Awareness Month; we all need to be more aware out on the roads. The cages just don’t seem to pay attention to us out on two wheels, so we have to be more defensive about our riding. As it was said last fall on a ride we attended, “We all know you have big, fast, bad ass bikes, please keep them under control and use your heads.” We have to be the smarter ones here.

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One thing I wanted to address is Hand Signals. Passengers esLindsy - Graphic Designer pecially, I know you are just riding on the back enjoying the ride lindsy@saddletrampusa.com and the scenery, but your safety and visibility is your part as well. I couldn’t tell you how many rides we have been on and just see the passengers just sitting there. Use your HAND SIGNALS; it brings greater visibility to you and your driver. Some people just don’t pay attention to our small little turn signals or brake light, but seeing an arm go up in the air or out to make a turn or stop is visible to the average driver. So PLEASE start using your hand signals, Ann (Gypsy) - Sales especially if you are riding in a group, it helps make the group no Southwestern WI matter how big ride together as one. If you are riding with us, and gypsy@saddletrampusa.com you don’t use them you are guaranteed to hear about it….You’ve been warned. Hey gang, you also want to check out our new monthly article “Speak Up” by Dan Van Linn former Director of ABATE as he will keep us abreast on what ABATE is doing to keep your freedoms from being infringed upon. Do all of us a favor, if you ride, join ABATE to make our voices stronger.

Four Wheels Move the Body, Two Wheels Move the Soul.

Office Admin/Photographer thegirl@saddletrampusa.com 608.742.4864

Biker Chad - Writer/Sales

Milwaukee Area 262.716.7179 bikerchad@saddletrampusa.com

Mike - Sales

612.741.0682 mike@saddletrampusa.com

Ron - Sales

Now that the season is upon us, get out there and ride, support West Central WI 715.497.7766 your local causes and for heaven sake, be careful. Oh be sure to speedbump@saddletrampusa.com check out the Really article, this is gonna kick the tires and light the fires!! Yes Really!! One last little note: Everyone is always warning drivers to watch out for motorcycles, Saddle Tramp has created a bumper sticker that tells the bikers to watch out. You can get these bumper stickers at some distribution locations or wherever you catch one of us out at events or rides, we’re here for ya.

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Andy - Sales North East WI 920.609.5346 andy@saddletrampusa.com

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NOTE: Saddle Tramp Magazine is an independently owned and operated motorcycle magazine publishing company with NO affiliations. From the creator & founder of Saddle Tramp Magazine, Richee Lee

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STATE AREAS

When cruising through the pages of Saddle Tramp, you may notice the color coded pages. The colors represent different state areas, this is to help you plan out your rides so you can be sure to hit all of your favorite stops on your way. Wisconsin is broken down into 3 sections: Northern Area - shown in red Western Area - shown in blue Eastern Area - shown in green Welcome to IL and MN! Illinois - shown in orange Minnesota - shown in purple See the map to the right to see how WI is split: The Northern section is everything north of I 29. The Western section is everything west of Hwy 51 & South of I 29 - this area also includes our neighbors in MN, IA & IL. The Eastern section is everything east of Hwy 51 & South of I 29.

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SADDLE URAMP MAGAZINE Presents

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M A KE- A - W ISH F OUNDAT I O N® OF W ISCONSI N

Everyone is Welcome All forms of transportation encouraged!!

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April 1st, 2011 to August 28, 2011 Booklet Price: $20.00 Limit 2 Booklets per person Limit 2 tickets dropped off per stop per person How It Works: Purchase a Saddle Run booklet for $20.00 at a participating establishment. Fill out registration ticket with your name, address & phone number. Give your registration ticket along with your first Saddle Run ticket to the establishment. Your Booklet will give you your Saddle Run number. For every stop you make, drop off your corresponding Saddle Run Ticket. Each ticket is an entry into your chance to win

$5000.00 Top Prize *Need not be present at Final Party*

$5000.00 in Cash Prizes Given Away at Final Party *Must be present at Final Party to Win* Total of $10,000 in Cash Register at Party by 3:00p.m. Drawings for Prizes at 6:00p.m. The more stops you make the better your chances

Final Party September 10th, 2011 Sher’s Wagon Wheel, Portage, WI Noon to Midnight

Bands - Food - Beer - 50/50 Raffles - Etc. Party is free to any 55 Saddle Run Ticket Holder, register at door. $10.00 Entry Fee at door for non-ticket holders All prize money/donations are based off of ticket sales.

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M A K E -A -W I S H F O U N D A TION速 OF W ISCON SIN

360 Hwy 51 North Arbor Vitae, WI

Full bar, pizza, subs, salads, pastas Member of Cross Country Cruisers off Trail #47 on Arrowhead Lake

EZ access from Hwy 51 Take K North of Merrill or K South of Irma

N4090 COUNTY RD K MERRILL 715.536.3434

OPEN 11:30 am-Close EVERY DAY Corner of County K & Spring Lake Rd. #30 Lincoln County Trail Map

GRILL OPEN 11:30AM - 9PM

FRIDAY FISH FRY

BANQUET

HALL AVAILABLE

5 FOR $5

DOMESTIC SHORTIES ALL DAY, EVERY DAY

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Madison’s NASCAR Bar 1525 Stoughton Rd Madison, WI 53704

SADDLE SPONSORED BY

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BENEFITING CHARITY

1102 Bluebird Rd Eagle River, WI 54521 715-479- 2420

715.453.8686 Serving From 11am to 10pm, 7 days a week (If our cooks are on the Huber Law) Hwy 86 Bridge on Lake Mowhawksin 86 & 51 Snowmobile Trail

Specialty Homemade Sandwiches . Warm Beer - Warmer Liquor . Super Fish Fry Friday (A.U.C.E.) . Super Slop Sunday (Leftovers) . Homemade Pizza Guess What Meat is in The Chili... Second Bowl is FREE

S5718 Hwy 123 Baraboo, WI 53913 608-356-7707

N1434 Fair Street Lodi, WI 53555 608-592-4696 kdsbarandgrill.com Outdoor Bar - Grill Open 11-10 DJ every FRI - SAT Night Supporter of "Reason to Ride"

Home of the Loaded Shaved Prime Rib Sandwich Homemade Pizza & Steaks Friday Night Fish Fry

W10960 Corning Street Poynette, WI - 608.635.2959 Just off Highway V between Whalens Grade and Harmony Grove

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SNOWMOBILER’S WELCOME! Tuesday night’s Snowmobilers receive a complimentary cup of soup.

WEEKEND EVENTS! DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS!

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1075 East Pine St Eagle River, WI 54521 715-479-5852

NUT-ZEE'S Bar & Restaurant

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N9831 Hwy B Tomahawk, WI 54442 715.453.8546

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7045 Hwy 70 E St. Germain, WI 54558 715-479-5838

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Visit us during the

SwITCH’N Saddles Trail Run Open daily 11 AM – close

BAR

Friendly • Fun • Casual

GRILL

Serving food ‘til close

CABINS

Serving 7 days a week 11am-9:30pm

2 and 3-bedroom lakeside cabins available year-round ‘on the trail’

Right on Snowmobile Trail Corridor 16 Knight Owls Trails

8570 County H • Eagle River WI 54521 • 715-479-4260 www.kathanresort.com

Sportsland Pub, Motel & Chili Pepper Cafe

W9095 US Hwy 8 Tomahawk, WI 54487 715.453.6867 Open Daily at 11:00 Dinner Specials Every Day Corner of Hwy 8 & CC ON TRAIL 10 - Hwy 8 West

BLACK OAK INN Sports Bar & Grill

5407 Hwy B Land O Lakes, WI 54540 715.547.3705

Open Daily at 11am Full Menu 4 mi. West of Land O Lakes on Hwy B Area 5 Stop #2 on Trail Junction 13-6-5 Member of Land O Lakes Frosty Club

TWIN BAY

FULL LIQUOR BAR/ DINING ROOM BEST PIZZA IN THE NORTHWOODS

SNOWMOBILERS WELCOMED & APPRECIATED NIGHTLY CABIN RENTALS OFF THE BEARSKING TRAIL ON LAKE NOKOMIS 2173 County Rd L Tomahawk, WI 715.453.2679

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Cloverland Service Center

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2245 Merkel Ave Eagle River, WI 54521 715-479-6230

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1584 Daisy Drive St.Germain, WI 54558 715-892-1587

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Stop by & see Don & Tammy

At the Cross Roads of Hwy 51 & 22 North Leads, WI 608-635-8990

Daily Lunch Specials Open 7 Days A Week Meat raf�le every other week starting Sat Oct 9th 3:00pm Throughout winter on state snowmobile trails. Corner of 31/32/34

BAR

PARDEEVILLE, WI

Your a stranger here only once! Happy Hour M-Th 3-6pm

Tuesday Bike Night with Cash Giveaway

Free Food Every Packer Game K.F.D. Fire Run Stop

Open 8am Sat-Sun - 10am Week Days - 608-429-3868

623 MAIN STREET

On State (Military Ridge) Trail BREAKFAST 7 days a week Daily lunch specials! BEST BURGERS IN TOWN! Open 7 days a week (Mon: 3PM to close; Tues. - Sun: 8AM - close)

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK - 11 TO CLOSE FULL MENU - BIKER FRIENDLY NEW OWNERS N6547 HWY 16 & 51, PORTAGE, WI 53901 608.742.0510

N22062 State Road 93 (608) 539-2763 Galesville, WI 6 Miles North of Centerville and 6 Miles South of Arcadia on Highway 93

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693 N 4th St., Bus. Hwy. 51 Tomahawk, WI 715.453.5373 Ski-Doo Snowmobiles Sales - Service - Rentals

Degner's 115 Center St. Wonewoc, WI 53968 608-464-3995

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715.453.9517 715-453-9595 Drive thru & fast, Liquor-Wine-Beer Center friendly service. 24 hour pumps ATM inside

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3886 Ellenboro Rd Lancaster, WI 53813 608.723.2469 At junction of 2 state & 1 club snowmobile trails Open every day but Mon. Including Christmas & Thanksgiving 10am - 10pm or later Food served 11am - close

1329 N 4th Street Tomahawk, WI 54487

To Hyde

Everyone Welcome! 5314 Cty H, (Hyde) Ridgeway, WI 53582 608.924.4933

ON 3 SNOWMOBILE TRAILS! OPEN - 7 days a week & HOLIDAYS! Mon - Friday, 10AM - close Sat & Sun, 9AM - close Burgers & Pizza

ON 4 TRAILS!

Open every day 10AM to close Friday: Fish Fry Sat & Sun: Bloody Mary Bar 6147 HWY 14 (HELENA) ARENA, WI 53503 608.588.7282 TRADERSBARANDGRILL.BIZ

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ROADHOUSE THE

310 Roadhouse Street (Tennyson) Potosi, WI 53820 608/763-2208

116 E. MAIN ST. HUSTLER, WI 54637 608.427.3424

On State snowmobile trail Open 7 days a week 7am to Close Grill ALWAYS open Warm & Friendly!

HOT BEER LOUSY FOOD BAD SERVICE

100 Commercial St. LaValle, WI 53941 608-985-7710

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Hwy 45 North Eagle River, WI 54521 715-479-4424

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MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION® OF WISCONSIN

THE Safehouse Bar and Grill N20281 Cty Rd. J Dodge, WI 54625 608-539-4001 safehouseriverratoutfitters.com Open 7am-2am Sun-Thurs 7am-2:30am Fri & Sat Serving a full menu, including Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Happy Hour Mon-Thurs 3-6 Dodge Sportsman’s Club Ice Fishing Contest Feb. 12, 2011

Homemade Sandwiches & Pizza Double Bubble M-Th 3-6 Buy 1 Get 1 Free Rail & Tap Beer Outside Dinning Area Available Open Daily 11am N12025 Cty Rd L Tomahawk, WI 54487 715.453.4984

SAT & SUN 11:00am - 4:00pm Roast Beef Dinner $5.95 FRI & SAT - Kitchen open until 10:30pm SUN BRUNCH 9:30am - 1:00pm - All you can eat $8.95

Corner of Hwys. 54/93/35 Centerville, WI WWW.BEEDLESBAR.COM 608-539-2251

106 N. Wisconsin Lyndon Station, WI 53944 608-666-2772

KARAOKE LIVE MUSIC

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BUFFALO COUNTY RESORT

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S2020 Co Hwy U, Waumandee, WI 608-626-2371

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Daily Drink Specials Beer Garden Horseshoes Lasso Golf 5866 Main Street Gilmanton, WI 715.946.3400


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STATE MAP

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NORTHERN AREA

ROAD RANTS By JC I have said it before and here it is again. Political correctness, in its many forms, is destroying our society. In recent months, there have been a lot of videos being posted of fights in fast food restaurants. These are posted as entertainment. This is not entertainment folks. This is animalistic, barbaric behavior. In addition, it is being treated as if it is the norm. Look around. It is becoming normal for people to act in this way. The people shooting the video have no concern for the victims. What does this have to do with being “politically correct”? Well, the mainstream media passes over this shit, as it’s just an isolated incident when it is actually a plague of idiocy that is infecting our nation. However, for fear of offending anyone of color, they won’t tell it like it is. Well, here it is. Inner city thugs are profiting from these types of videos. Moreover, inner city thugs have become what our children are looking up to in society. This is what they are being taught every day on the internet, on the news, and in the entertainment industry. Inner city thugs are trying to make this an everyday way of behaving. Hell, there is a lot of money to be made from the misfortunes of others. So, why not create the misfortune for others and put the video up on the net. It is time to take control of our streets, neighborhoods and get rid of this disease, Yes disease. This moronic way of life is going to bring our society to its knees very soon if we all don’t take a stand. Being a thug is not cool. It is seen as a way to succeed for the very, very stupid. Every aspect of modern society glorifies being a thug. Just look around at your average teenager from the burbs. You might not know it to look at him/her by the ghetto garb they are wearing, but they come from good homes. Due to the perception given to them by the media, and marketing empires, they think it is a good idea to act like, dress like and speak like some kind of sub-human to fit in. We have lowered the standard of common decent behavior to such a level that it has become un-cool to be nice. Criminal behavior is the norm. Gangs of thugs control major parts of our cities and the police do very little to stop them. It is much easier to hit the highway and bust a yuppie for doing 10 mph over the speed limit than to stop a gang from beating the f**k out of some teenager for not wearing the hat of the right f**king color! This is war. This is the war we, as a country, need to be fighting.The war against stupidity is being lost because the morons that the majority of us have elected into office don’t see the problem of passing on the legacy of idiocy to future generations. Stop telling little Johnny and little Sally that it is more important that they feel good about themselves than it is to learn something in school. Teach them manners. Teach them to be polite. Teach them. Just teach them right from wrong. Although the line between right and wrong has become a little blurred, but there really is a right and a wrong. We all know it when we see it. We feel it. Gangs suck! Thugs suck! Cool is learning to build a rocket. Cool is actually learning to play an instrument that doesn’t come with a mouse or have to be plugged in. Cool is helping someone in need, not taking a video of them getting their ass kicked and putting it up on the internet for profit. Have a nice summer. Remember to look, look and look again for motorcycles and give a trucker a break.

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S N U G iBIG

“Hmmm”…Part Deux (2) Written By: “Big Guns”

Let’s get right to the point…we DO NOT have a “concealed carry” law in the State of Wisconsin. Our state has had a law on the books for a very long time that did allow the “open carry” of firearms but was never really used because of fear from negative law Enforcement contact and a litany of legal issues after the fact. It wasn’t until April of 2009 that our Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen issued an advisory memorandum. It spelled out the significance and interplay of the Wisconsin Constitution and the Wisconsin Disorderly Conduct Statute (947.01). In 25 words or less it says that a person has the right to openly carry a firearm and not be subjected to a disorderly conduct charge from the prosecutor. If there are, no other facts or circumstances involved. In a plain talk, this means you can walk your dog or cut your lawn without being charged with a crime because it depends on reasonableness and the totality of the circumstance. Regardless of this memo, we have to remember that the police have the right to approach and question us as citizens and not violate our 4th amendment right so we have to be reasonable as well. Our State Constitution is not a shield from investigation or subsequent prosecution. There have been several instances across the state where there has been “tests” by some citizens to see if the validity of the A.G’s memo was genuine. I can’t blame them because we have faced the old right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing scenario throughout all of our local Law Enforcement agencies. Not all of the stories came out on the positive end because of underlying issues with the person more than the firearm. To be quite honest I laughed my ass off at some of the idiots out there that assumed (yeah…we know what that means) they actually knew what they were doing. I looked at the open carry as barometer. For what we may, face in the upcoming legislative sessions with our new elects. There are plenty of facts and statistics that point to decreased crime in all

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the states that have concealed carry laws. Some fare better than others do because they don’t have restrictions attached to them. It is also interesting reading if you decide to dissect the crime statistics in relation to the carry laws in that state. I hope that this state will climb out of the dark ages soon. So that’s that in a small nutshell. Before I wrap this up, I have to touch on one more subjects. I can’t begin to tell you how many times I have encountered people coming into the range with loaded firearms in “things” that don’t even resemble secure cases. This is discovered when I do my quick inspection before they go out to the firing line so I can ensure that the owner’s property won’t be damaged. When I ask them how they transported their firearm, they usually tell me something that I grimace at and then give them a quick insight to Wisconsin law concerning the safe transport of firearms. At first, they are slightly shocked that I asked them but it always ends on a positive note and I am thanked for the info. I do this because I care about our rights and opportunities to enjoy firearms. They are coming out to have fun and not catch a ticket by accident or ignorance of the law. It’s pretty simple 1) Firearm must be in a case(soft or hard) and secured by zipper, latch or other means to keep closed 2) Firearm cannot be within reach or concealed in a glove box. 3) A loaded magazine cannot be in the firearm or a full cylinder for a revolver or flint/ cap in muzzleloaders or a bolt in a crossbow. 4) Loose ammunition or loaded magazines can be in same case as firearm as long as they are not in the firearm and the case is secured and out of reach. If you have, any questions I can now be reached by email for, your convenience and I will do my best to get back to you in a timely fashion. Till then…Take care of yourself and keep them in the “X-ring” bigguns@saddletrampusa.com


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SADDLE TOURS Perky Nipple Run The date was scheduled Saturday April 16, 2011 for Sher’s Wagon Wheel just North of Portage, WI for the Perky Nipple Run to benefit the Columbia AED Fund (Squad Car Defibrillators). On that date Mother Natured said a big ole’ Nope, not gonna happen. It was raining most of the day including snow showers, not a good day for a ride. So, it was scheduled to run the following day on Sunday. We met at the Wagon Wheel on that Sunday to sunny skies and temperatures in the low 50’s with some wind. As we have said, we aren’t fair weather riders. The group was small with 15 participants, but that didn’t stop us from having a great ride on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.

We headed South on County CX with a quick left on Currie Rd then down to turn right on Clark Rd across County F down to a right at Wilcox Rd to a left on Polinski Rd which ran us to Hwy 33. As we gathered at Hwy 33 we hung a left going east across Hwy 22, because the bridge was under construction in Pardeeville we continued on to Hwy 44 to the right which ran us smack dab into downtown and our first stop Bob’s Ole Chicago Bar. As we gathered there, we had our first check of how the temperatures were out riding and everyone was comfortable except one that didn’t wear proper gloves…some people’s kids.

couple of rounds we jumped back on them to rumble the streets out of town back down County P to then wrangle a right onto County H. We then hooked up and hung a right on Hwy 44 into Kingston, WI grabbing a left on County B, which ran us over to Marquette, WI to Tucked Away Bar sitting just off Lake Puckaway. We were all enjoying the day, other than a few gusts of cross wind coming down County B, and the one guy still whining about his gloves…. Suck it up buttercup…Time to ride. We continued on County B until we came to Hwy 22 to turn right and head us to downtown Montello, WI to Yahooz Sports Bar & Grill, where Jeff poured us a couple of rounds of refreshments. Then it was back on the iron horses to head back South on Hwy 22 to hook up with one of my favorite and most travelled riding roads, County F as we snaked down this picturesque road running through Marquette and Columbia County to turn into John Muir Park to take a photo op by the lake. Then back out to take a quick right onto County O, which hooked us back up to County CX to bring us back to Sher’s Wagon Wheel. It just turned out to be a great day out riding some great roads with some good stops and friends, when we gathered in to shake the dice one last time to determine who had one the Perky Nipple Dice Run. Door prizes where drawn, the winners were announced. Sherry was so pleased that all the winners donated their winnings back to the Columbia County AED Fund. Along with the Wagon Wheel donation of $100.00 and with the prize money, we gave Sherriff Dennis Richards a check for $250.00. Don’t wait until next year’s Perky Nipple Dice Run; check out these fine roads and Tramp Stops for yourself. Tell’m Saddle Tramp sent Ya!!

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Joel Pingitore & The Playground of Sound By - Richee Lee When Sherry started having bands at the Wagon Wheel, she put the word out that she was looking for bands to play on Saturday nights. Many friends contacted us back with lists of different bands that would be good to have out there. Almost every list that came back to us had this guy Joel Pingitore and his band The Playground of Sound on it. Well, let’s just check them out, so we went online to find them. We listened to what they had on the internet, contacted them and set a date. All set up, and it’s time for them to start. Then BAM!! They just let us have it. WoW, you could just see the look on the crowds faces as this group just brought it. After the first set, I looked at Sherry and said, “This band is phenomenal, their online presence doesn’t even do them justice.” They played songs from artists like Jimmy Hendricks, Robert Cray and Stevie Ray Vaughn along with a mix of original Rock’n Blues. Color me impressed at these cats know how to lay it down and get the crowd just a jump’n.

These talented musicians based out of Madison, WI formed The Playground of Sound in 2008 and have played 100’s of shows in Wisconsin and Nationally. Joel Pingitore play’n lead guitar, a little guy that brings the sound and skills out of that axe like legends that came before him. Bradley Reichert, who was stunned at my psychic ability to know his name (I read it off his shirt…lol). He handles the vocals with his soulful and powerful voice along with the smok’n Blue haired vixen named Karri Daley who has been known to sing with the infamous Clyde Stubblefield. I couldn’t take my eyes off her when she was belt’n out those songs…Whoa HOT, HOT and the voice to go with it…I was told later that her hair is Turquoise. Then you have Joel “The Beatman” Brantmeier pounding them out on drums, as he was tear’n up his kit that night. Frank Queram is their solid bass man, who happened to be out of town that weekend and had a fill in, from what I’ve heard online Frank is quite the funk masters. We look forward to seeing the whole Playground of Sound the next time. Joel Pingitore & The Playground of Sound are truly very accomplished musicians that keep the crowds entertained and left them at Sher’s Wagon Wheel wanting more. They are booked again Saturday May 28 8:00p.m. to Midnight, do yourself the pleasure of hearing this truly great rock’n blues band. As buddy Fast Eddy would say…No Black, No White Just the Blues.

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By - Richee Lee

In today’s world of business, and just society in general competition is a key factor. Whether it is athletes competing for medals, money or just to be champions. In business, competition creates ingenuity, creativity, individuality and stops monopoly’s to give us all a choice. It is what makes our world go round. In the biker magazine world just here in the Midwest, there is the #1 magazine Saddle Tramp Magazine, then there is Thunder Roads of Iowa, Thunder Roads of Minnesota, Wheels of Thunder, Quick Throttle and The Throttler. Each one of these publications has their own unique features, people like them for their own reasons. It is the individual’s choice of which of these publications they want to pick up or get a subscription delivered to their home or business. Have you ever noticed in the cell phone industry for example? The company Sprint is usually the first one to come up with new technology or offer a new plan. Nights and weekends, unlimited text, 2G,3G,4G and so on. Then the other phone companies grab a hold of this and run with it going one-step beyond what the com-

Here locally competition is no different from anywhere else in this great country or state. Some people handle it very different from others. For a business to take on negative tactics of a slimy politician, goes beyond belief, I mean Really?!?! That is how you are going to handle it. Do something positive for your business, offer new things or creative ideas. Just because you had a monopoly of a certain type of crowd for years and feel you don’t have to do, anything to keep that crowd is your own business. You do not have to bitch at your customers about not frequenting your establishment as much as they did in the past. As those customers have stated, “We are friends with everyone, we can go to any place that we want.” “Maybe if you cleaned your place, so you didn’t smell like grease when you walk in.” The real kicker is the malicious rumors they are spreading…Really?!?! I mean to spread things that they have NO facts on. To pry into their business to try digging up dirt so you can use it further. To go out to other businesses and even go to local law enforcement to spread these false accusations, this type of action would make the most despicable politician to be green with envy. We all know you squeak when you walk, if you don’t want to do anything to promote your business, that is completely up to you, but Really?!?! Keep your mouth Shut and focus on your own business. With these type actions, it is no wonder you are empty at 11:00 on a Saturday night I mean Really!! Here is your article!!

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WESTERN AREA Sher’s Wagon Wheel By - Richee Lee I know, I know, I have been going on and on about it and I’m sorry, but I am just so proud of “The Girl” that I just can’t stop talking about it. This place is now the official headquarters of Saddle Tramp Magazine. By the end of the month, we will be living on property. My girl, Sherry, is the Owner of Sher’s Wagon Wheel. Sherry is all too familiar with owning a bar/restaurant as she had one up in the Northwood’s for several years. When she came back to her home area of Portage, WI, she longed for her own place again. Over the last two years, she bartended and even managed different places around the area. While still looking for that one she could call her own.

Then out of nowhere, she was approached to buy the one. The one, happened to be very familiar with Sherry, Mama Rosie and the rest of the Schehr family, their very own neighborhood bar “The Wagon Wheel”. Mama Rosie has been a waitress at the Wagon Wheel for going on 50yrs. Mama Rosie stated, “I’ve been through nine owners here.” Sherry herself had washed dishes and bussed tables when she was a little girl.” Sherry said, “They used to have me standing on five gallon buckets to reach the sinks.” Sher’s Wagon Wheel is the newest biker destination in the area. The Wagon Wheel sets on four acres three miles north of Portage, WI on County CX. The back yard is just beautiful, with an outdoor pavilion for live music, volleyball court, and horseshoe pits, bags boxes with plenty of picnic tables to sit and enjoy the outdoors. There is a lot of room for rough camping and a big bon fire pit for those nice summer nights. The camping is completely free, just NO carry- in. This summer you will see bands playing out in the pavilion on Saturday nights. Ride in on Saturdays and you will find grilled sweet corn still in the shucks, the smell of pork chops in the air. Live music on Sunday afternoons will make this a great stop and the same sides but with BBQ Chicken all for $8.00. Sherry has a full menu inside that will knock your socks off. You can order items off the “Parts” list like Spark Plugs (Jalapeño Poppers), Kick Stands (Chicken Wings) and one of the local favorites Rocker Boxes (Mexi Cheese), this is a must try. Then look down to the “Frames” section and you will find “The Hog” (Shredded Pork, Ham, Bacon w/Cheese and BBQ sauce) everything but the squeal. The “Tail Pipe” (Philly Steak & Cheese) and my personal favorite the “Saddle Tramp” (Hand Cut Tenderloin) you can order 28

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it from Moo to Leather. You can order daily the delicious homemade soups and then the Friday Night Fish Fry’s are just awesome served with corn fritters you can get two or three piece deep fried or baked cod and your choice of potato for dine in or carry out. Don’t take my word for it, you will have to come out yourself to try it, you just might see yours truly behind the bar serving your drinks. Sherry has some daily special that will fill your belly and be kind on your wallet. How about these, Mondays, $1.00 burgers, Tuesdays, Giant Taco’s for $3.00, Wednesday’s, Horse Shoe’s (Two Hamburger patties on a slice of Texas Toast smothered with French fries topped off with a cheddar cheese sauce). You can also get the “Pony” which is half of that dish. I grew up on these and let me tell ya they are gooooood!! Thursday’s, Endless bowls of Spaghetti & Meatballs for $5.00, you can’t beat that with a stick. Sherry says “We are just trying to bring back the Wagon Wheel the way it used to be, where good friends, family and neighbors can come out have some good food and hear some great bands.” “We are also using the property to its fullest potential, with tons of bike parking, picnic area, just lots of room to hang out, we ride and we want to make this a biker destination that we ourselves would stop.” Indoors you will find all sorts of biker decorations including flags and banners hanging on the ceilings and walls. If you have any flag or banner that you would like to hang up, just bring it on out. Sher’s Wagon Wheel is a beautiful ride no matter what direction you are riding in from, and remember...”If you can’t find us, your too stupid to be here!!”


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By - Richee Lee In the quaint little town of Montello, WI located in Marquette County, you will find a place called Yahooz Sports Bar & Grill located right downtown on the main drag. Every time I walk into Yahooz, I get this big grin on my face, as I know without fail, that the verbal sparring will begin. “What is it now, you were just here, you eat’n or ya just want money” as I answer back, “I’ll eat, if you get someone in that can cook and yes give me some money.” Then I start in with “Did you ever get that band together? Oh yeah that’s right, you can’t find a good drummer.” Then we both crack a big smile; shake hands with the normal salutation and a laugh. As the Owner of Yahooz is, an old friend of mine from back in the early 90’s named Jeff Daye. Just so you know, he is a damn good drummer; just ask him he will tell ya…lol.

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CITY LIGHTS the specials. Just like Jeff and his specials, there is always something going on at Yahooz or they are always supporting some local cause. On a regular basis, you will see dart tournaments; different pool tournaments including partners handcuff tourneys. Wednesday is Texas Hold’em poker; they have huge Packer Party’s on game days. June 25, 2011 Yahooz is doing their first “Ride for Hunger” run benefitting the local Food Pantry. The 3rd weekend in August, Yahooz sponsors the “Father Marquette Day” Softball tournament. You can join Jeff and his crew two times a year for their golf outing or two times a year ride with the crew on the Brewers bus, always a good time. They are always raising money for “The Budda Box” for cancer or you can help them with their “Bowl-A-Thon” for “Operation Santa”. As I said, there is always something going on at Yahooz. Jeff just loves to help where he can and supports everyone in his or her ventures. He absolutely loves to see bikers coming in and grabbing a bite to eat and something to wash down the road dust, and engaging in conversation on where ya from or where ya going. He was tickled pink last year when he got accepted to be on “The Route 66 Cannon Run” as one of their stops and sold out on all of his tickets his first year.

Jeff was selling liquor for years calling on Yahooz as one of his customers. The owner had asked him one day if he could bartend as Jeff lived not too far from there and said sure. That is how it began, he started bartending a couple of days a week, which lead to more which then lead to him taking over as manager and five years later he bought the place. Now this July, Jeff will celebrate his 7th year as owner of Yahooz Sports Bar & Grill and the 12-year at its location.

Whether you are a Cannon Runner or just out riding in the scenic beauty of Marquette County be sure to stop in and see Jeff at Yahooz Sports Bar & Grill and tell him that Richee say’s “YOU SUCK!!”…LMAO!!

Yahooz is one of our favorite places to stop and eat, as they always have good food special with their full menu including homemade soups or char grilled steaks. One of my favorites is the char broiled burger on a grate that has been cooked on for over 20 years. That kind of flavor is hard to find and makes his burgers or steaks unique to anyone around. If you’re really hungry, you can try one of the local favorites of Yahooz the1 pounder burger that will defiantly leave a mark on your stomach. Along with his food special, you will see the daily drink specials he has going, like Sundays $1.75 Bottles of Beers and I can go on and on with all 33


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SPEAK UP By - Dan Van Linn Remember when motorcycling was easy? When I started riding a typical evening ride would consist of checking the oil, turn the key, hit the button that read “fun” and twist the throttle out of the driveway making sure every neighbor within a block would know I was in the wind (I was sooo cool). Some days the rides would take me a couple hundred miles and others would take me to 5 or 10 bars within 30 miles of home. In a nut shell, Kickstand up, key on, button in, blast off and return home whenever I dam well pleased. Oh yeah the simple life. However for many, not all, but many, things have changed. “Many” have realized that in order to maintain our ability to enjoy a nice long ride unmolested by unfunded mandates and oppressive laws, we needed to take our love for motorcycling to the next level. We’ve all heard this phrase before, “Freedom isn’t free” right? Well freedom may not be free, but in the motorcycle world it won’t cost anymore then a night out. Much like we need to work in order to pay for food, rent/mortgage, strip joints, or whatever you do for fun, we need to, in all reality “earn our keep”. We need to do something other than sit on our couch or on a bar stool in order to eat and have a roof over our heads. Now imagine if we could get someone else to go to work for us. Wouldn’t that be sweet? We could have our free time to do as we want all the while knowing food will still be in the fridge, all the bills are still being paid and young unwed mother from coast to coast are able to feed, quite possible a future U.S. president. Alas the cost is too prohibitive and we must instead “work”… Sad face. Now day’s motorcycles, motorcycling and the “trash” who pilot them are under constant attack by “our” government and the greasy nosed busy bodies who’ve moved into the house down the block. Maintaining our life style as bikers isn’t that much different than keeping food on the table or shingles over our melons. Both are job that need to be done, ABATE is willing to do one of those for you at a super reasonable cost. A membership with ABATE of WI, Inc., the states motorcycle rights organization for the past 36 years will cost you $25 a year which equals .07 cents a day for someone else to do your job. Yes I

ABATE OF WISCONSIN said Your job. Like guaranteed beer in the fridge, ABATE will make sure your voice as a biker/rider is heard every day in Madison and Washington DC, everyday, all for .07 cents a day. This is one job ABATE, is willing to do for You freeing up some much needed saddle time. Have things changed for the biker? The short answer to that question is, Yes. 30 years ago some of us would have made a courtesy call to that busy body down the block and “introduce ourselves (rudely at times) or made our presence known much like the helmet rallies of the 70’s, where 50.000 bikers showed up in force to the state capitol in Madison to express our displeasure with proposed rules from law makers who didn’t know any more about motorcycling than Hollywood would show them on the big screen. The threats from “our” government have gone high tech as well. The Helmet issue is still on the radar after 30 plus years even though Rights groups across the country have showed no significant difference in the fatality rate between Mandatory helmet law states and freedom of choice states. But it doesn’t stop at the helmet any longer. Emissions have been under attack, motorcycle only check points are popping up, loud pipes are an easy target for even the laziest of law enforcement and few could give a rats ass about a biker being run down by a auto driver with more important things on their mind than “driving”. Gas prices are only going to do one thing this summer, make more “wally riders” dig out their fancy garage ornament and enter the traffic stream which will lead to more ending up in the dead guy pile, which will in turn make oppressive politicians feel they need to “do something”. More bullshit laws have been passed do to a knee JERK reaction from lawmakers then I care to revisit here. So this is the deal, you get up everyday and punch the clock, scan you card/badge or log in and ABATE along with the “many” will keep an eye on the elected un-knowing if you are willing to hand over .07 cents a day. The way I see it is, the biggest winner is You and every other biker in the state. Seeeya

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insurance coverage to pay for your damages, your Uninsured/Underinsured coverage can pick up the slack. This is one of the most important elements of your policy and very often overlooked. Property Damage: This is the protection you have to repair or replace other folk’s property if the damage was caused by you. Many of you carry $50,000 of property damage on your policies. What this means is that if you cause an accident and a Lexus hits a Corvette, your insurance policy will pay up to $50,000 to repair or replace the damaged vehicles. Don’t get caught in this trap. All motorcyclists need at least $100,000 of property damage. The good news here is that it typically costs less than $10 years to Welcome back to the Bull upgrade from $50,000 to $100,000 so don’t delay. I often hear Pen. It sure is great to see the objection, how much damage can my bike cause to another the warm weather return and vehicle. You don’t even need to make contact with another vehicle many of you enjoying some to be at fault. If you are ticketed and two vehicles collide you are overdue two wheel therapy. Many of us have our spring rituals we perform to get ready for riding season. We have all heard the responsible to repair or replace their vehicles. I have personally old saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” so seen $100,000 property damage claims where the bike was not giving the bike a “once over” is something most of us do to prepare damaged but the operator was found to be at fault. Don’t let this for riding season but do you ever give your motorcycle insurance happen to you. the proverbial “once over”? Guest Liability: Do you ever take passengers for rides? If you As a biker who happens to also be an insurance agent, I am fre- do you should have Guest Liability Coverage. These levels are quently asked insurance related questions so let me share some typically consistent with your Bodily Injury and Underinsured/Unimportant information about your motorcycle insurance. Before insured coverage. This component of your policy covers your liyou roll your eyes back and let loose that yawn, just give me a few ability when carrying a passenger. In other words, if you are in minutes of your life. You may be glad you did. Motorcycle insur- an accident and your passenger is injured, you could be sued for ance is much like a parachute. You don’t really appreciate it until damages. If your policy provides this coverage you are protected you need it. I hope you read on and understand how your policy up to the limits of your policy. Now for the scary part. Many motorcycle policies do not provide this coverage. If you don’t have this can protect you, your family and your property. on your policy, ride solo. Are you ready? Well then, let’s get started. As consumers, we have been conditioned to compare insurance based upon price. If you have seen the Progressive Insurance television commercials Flo tells us all how you can save money. Let me say that even though I think Flo is a “hottie” I want you to focus on your individual needs first and then look at the price. Let me break down some of the key components in your policy.

Collision: This is the component of your policy that pays to replace or repair your scooter. You choose the deductible that fits your budget and your motorcycle will be repaired or replaced up to the market value of your bike. Now if you are like me you have probably added some bling to your scooter along the way. What happens if your bike is wrecked? Read on.

Optional Equipment: If you are riding a stock bike skip to the next section. If you have upgraded your bike you need optional equipment coverage. Most insurance agents mess this part up. Here is how optional equipment coverage works. Let’s say that you added a Mustang seat ($650) Bassani Exhaust ($850) and Custom Wheels ($2000) and a Baker six speed transmissions ($2500). Your agent may tell you that you need $6000 of optional equipment coverage. Sorry to tell you this but if you took that advice you are paying too much. In calculating the correct dollar amount of Optional Equipment coverage you need we need to determine the difference between your upgrades and the original stock components. Let’s assume your bike is damaged in an accident. You already have coverage to repair/replace your stock components less your deductible. If your policy will already pay for a stock Uninsured/Underinsured Liability: Many folks ask me what this is. exhaust ($350) and stock wheels ($1000) and stock transmission In a nutshell, this is coverage for you. Unfortunately Illinois only ($1450) all you need to do is cover the difference which in this requires motorists to carry a minimum of $20,000 of liability cov- case would be $3200. Many policies already include some coverage. Our friends in Wisconsin just passed legislation lowering erage for Optional Equipment so if your policy covers $1000 of required limits as well which in my opinion is horrible news. Some optional equipment already, add the $2200 and you are covered. states do not require motorists to carry any liability insurance. If If you have custom paint or engine upgrades you typically want to someone injures you and they do not have insurance or sufficient cover those at the full value of the upgrades. Bodily Injury/Liability: This is the portion of your policy that protects your liability when you cause harm to another individual. If you are in an accident and it’s your fault, you are protected up to the limits of your policy. Quite often I talk to bikers who have $20,000/$40,000 of liability protection. This means if you harm another person, your policy will pay up to $20,000 per person and $40,000 per accident on your behalf to the injured person or persons. A few years back I was hit head-on by a minivan which left 60 staples in my head, broke my collar bone and all of the ribs on my right side. My medical bill was $14,000 and I did not stay in the hospital overnight. I share this with you to demonstrate how quickly your liability can add up. Liability can pay for hospital bills, lost wages, disability & disfigurement and much much more…

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Rider Protection: This is an Allstate exclusive. A few years ago the pointy heads at Allstate asked me to help them design a new motorcycle policy. My reaction was why are we offering what everybody offers? Let’s reinvent motorcycle insurance. We did. Most motorcycle insurance companies offer much of the same “stuff”. Up to now, none of the motorcycle insurance companies offered protection for the rider. Our new Rider Protection package will pay you if you are injured and cannot work as the result of an accident. The payments will continue as long as you are unable to return to work. In addition, we can also include $15,000 of life insurance if the worst happens. As bikers, we all like to think that we will never be in an accident or worse but having been in several myself, I can tell you this does happen more than we would like to think. So what do I recommend you should carry in terms of coverage? It really depends on your needs. Are you married? Do you have children? A mortgage? Your policy should fit your needs. Don’t hope you are covered, know so. My name is Dean Akey and I sell motorcycle insurance. I enjoy working with fellow bikers helping you protect what matters most. If I can help you please drop me a note at deanakey@allstate.com or give me a call at 877-232-9899. I would love to hear from you. Until next month, enjoy the ride.

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Comprehensive: This component of your policy typically covers you for incidents that occur when you are not riding your scooter. There are a few exceptions to this but that’s another topic in itself. If your scooter is vandalized, damaged by hail etc your comprehensive will pay to repair or replace your vehicle less your deductible.

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One would think once they have gotten out of high school that they wouldn’t have to deal with rumors. So and so said this, did ya hear what him or her did, so on and so on. Well it seems that is just not the case. Rumors still circulate in today’s society like fly’s on a shit pile. It seems we still know that rumors are still as popular today as those days back in school. Just look at the millions of dollars being spent on the tabloids telling us the false story’s of celebrities. They are some good ones, they have to be or they wouldn’t sell the papers. I do not even consider myself any sort of celebrity. Do many people know who I am, yes. Am I recognized at events around the state, yes. I am no celebrity by any means. It has not stopped people from talking about my business or me or my family; I guess it comes with the territory. Right here right now, I am going to put a stop to some of these rumors and let me tell ya they are some good ones and keep getting more extravagant as time goes on. As many of you know, I was a roofing contractor dealing with storm work for several years. I still consult with various contractors locally dealing with insurance claims. I have worked at least 12 hailstorms and 6 Hurricanes, including Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana. We worked with home and business owners to help them recover their property from the damages. It was very overwhelming to everyone involved. Sometimes adjusters missed things, or people were denied a claim. We went in as claim specialist to recoup that money and get the property back up to its condition before the storm. I was very proud that my company and I had helped these property owners recover over 1 million dollars from the insurance companies to pay for what the storms had done. Now as time went on, some property owners spent their insurance money, but they still needed their home or business repaired. They would call in companies like mine to fix the damages. The problem was they couldn’t pay us for services rendered. I myself was ripped off a little over $100,000, and $60,000 of that was from a church. I was one of the lucky ones with this figure, as I knew contractors that were ripped off 3 to 10 times that amount. I finally pulled out of Louisiana after chasing the money was just futile. Now, I move back to Wisconsin after spending some time in my home area of Southern Illinois. I had told several people about my adventures as a storm chaser and as a Superintendant for the FEMA Blue Tarper’s in Katrina. The stories have evolved and evolved by what can only be described as pea-brained morons. To this day, I have been hearing that I came back to Wisconsin as I have been running from Louisiana as I ripped off or scammed people down there. I owe no one in Louisiana, nor am I in trouble

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Rumors with anyone, state or contractor board. I still have several friends, which whom I still stay in contact and have even went back down and visited since I have left. Five years later and I’m still hearing these rumors as they grow and grow. The latest one is so good that it inspired me to write this. To my haters that keep spreading these malicious rumors, this is for you and you know who you are. I am NOT wanted, being investigated nor on the lamb from the FBI. You are truly moronic for spreading this shit. I’m going to put this in as simple of terms that I can, ok follow closely. 1) In order to have a business, you have to have federal tax id # or use your social security #. 2) You have to have a bank account using your name, your tax id # or social security #. 3) I have a Wisconsin Drivers License that I had to change moving back from Louisiana. 4) My picture is in the magazine every month since it started. 5) I am all over Face Book which states where I am from, what schools I attended, I even have several friends on there I went to school with. 6) I’ve been pulled over by the police for speeding. I could go on and on but I don’t want to confuse you too much. To say the least I am very much in the public eye. Our country is in serious trouble if the Government or FBI is looking for me and cannot find me in an area that I have lived in for over 20 years. We have heard rumors of people running their mouth that the 55 Run is a fraud; yeah ok, that is why we are continuing because it is a fraud, it is because not enough tickets were sold. It even was mentioned by some individuals that Sherry was not going to give the money raised at the Perky Nipple Ride to the AED Fund; they are trying to do guilt by association. In case you mental midgets didn’t know, Sherry and her family are the ones that setup the fund and has so far raised over $20,000 so squad cars, including the State Police that patrol in our county, will ALL have defibrillators in them. People, before spreading such rumors think about the consequences of your actions. I have family including my beloved 17-year-old daughter. She has had to endure these false accusations as well as Sherry and her family. People talk, their kids hear it and it goes on and on, one simpleton to the next. Some people should be very, very cautious of what they say about people or businesses and who they say it to. To the pea- brained that wants to run their mouths and don’t have facts to back it up, it is called Slander/Defamation of Character and it is criminal. You’ve been warned!! I have nothing to hide, as I am an open book. Check me out, my company’s I’ve owned, the company’s I’ve run, any state I have done business in and you will find nothing as there is nothing to find.

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the train. We hope you will have a pleasant and relaxing journey with us today.” As the mother began to smile, the child added, “For those of you who are pissed off about the TWO HOUR delay, please see the bitch in the kitchen.” Down By the Pond An elderly man in Louisiana had owned a large farm for several years. He had a large pond in the back. It was properly shaped for swimming, so he fixed it up nice with picnic tables, horseshoe courts, and some apple and peach trees. One evening the old farmer decided to go down to the pond, as he hadn’t been there for a while, and look it over. He grabbed a five-gallon bucket to bring back some fruit. As he neared the pond, he heard voices shouting and laughing with glee. As he came closer, he saw it was a bunch of young women swimming in his pond. He made the women aware of his presence and they all went to the deep end. One of the women shouted to him, ‘we’re not coming out until you leave!’ The old man frowned, ‘I didn’t come down here to watch you ladies swim naked or make you get out of the pond naked.’ Holding the bucket up he said, ‘I’m here to feed the alligator...’

Two Garbage Bags A little old lady was walking down the street dragging two large plastic garbage bags behind her. One of the bags rips, and every once in a while a $20 bill falls out onto the sidewalk. Noticing this, a policeman stops her, and says, “Ma’am, there are $20 bills falling out of your bag.” “Oh, really? Darn!” said the little old lady. “I’d better go back, and see if I can find them. Thanks for telling me.” “Well, now, not so fast,” says the cop. “How did you get all that money? “You didn’t steal it, did you?” “Oh, no”, said the little old lady. “You see, my back yard is right next to thefootball stadium parking lot. On game days, a lot of fans come and pee through the fence into my flower garden.. So, I stand behind the fence with my hedge clippers. Each time some guy sticks his Thing through the fence, I say, ‘$20 or off it comes’. “Well, that seems only fair” laughs the cop. “OK. Good luck! Oh, by the way, what’s in the other bag?” The Lost Wife “Well, you know”, “not everybody pays”. The day after his wife disappeared in a kayaking accident, an Anchorage man answered his door to find The Electric Train two grim-faced Alaska State Troopers. A few days after her sons birthday, a mother was work- “We’ re sorry Mr. Wilkens, but we have some informaing in the kitchen listening to her young son playing tion about your wife,” said one trooper... with his new electric train in the living room. She heard “Tell me, please! Did you find her?” Wilkens shouted. the train stop and her son said, “All of you sons of The troopers looked at each other. One said, “We have bitches who want off, get the hell off now, and all of some bad news, some good news, and some really you sons of bitches who are getting on, get your asses great news. Which do you want to hear first?” in the train, cause we’re going down the tracks.” Fearing the worst, an ashen Mr. Wilkens said, “Give me The mother went nuts and told her son, “We don’t use the bad news first.” that kind of language in this house. Now I want you The trooper said, “I’m sorry to tell you, sir, but this mornto go to your room and you are to stay there for TWO ing we found your wife’s body in Kachemak Bay ..” HOURS. When you come out, you may play with your “Oh. my God!” exclaimed Wilkens. Swallowing hard, train, but I want you to use nice language.” he asked, “Well, what’s the good news?” Two hours later, the son comes out of the bedroom and The trooper continued, “When we pulled her up, she resumes playing with his train. Soon the train stopped had 12 twenty-five pound king crabs and 6 good-size and the mother heard her son say, “All passengers who Dungeness crabs clinging to her and we feel that you are disembarking from the train, please remember to are entitled to a share in the catch.” take all of your belongings with you. We thank you for Stunned, Mr. Wilkens demanded, “If that’s the good riding with us today and hope your trip was a pleas- news, what’s the great news?” ant one. We hope you will ride with us again soon.” The trooper said, “We’re going to pull her up again toShe hears the little boy continue, “For those of you just morrow.” boarding, we ask you to stow all of your hand luggage under your seat. Remember, there is no smoking on 44

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Road Guardians: A commitment to life long learning and safety Are you satisfied with being part of the status quo, or do you want and vision and chiropractic services. to take the initiative to be more responsible for your well being and Besides the great discounts, members receive a handsome memsafety on a personal level rather than wanting or expecting others bership patch and can choose from an array of colors the patch is to do it for you? offered in. The cream of the crop of membership is the Certified That is the concept promoted by the Road Guardians program. Member. To become certified, you must provide documentation Road Guardians provides resources, rewards and recognition as that you have completed Accident Scene Management, Basic and a way of promoting safety and education in the motorcycle com- Advanced; CPR; and a sanctioned motorcycle safety rider course. munity. Anyone can log onto the Road Guardians website, www. Much like authenticating an Iron Butt ride, proper documentation roadguardians.org and take advantage of the resources available must be furnished in order to be recognized for the Certified Memthere. Sign up for the free Road Guardians newsletter, catch up on ber status. Those who qualify receive a Certified rocker for their some news and learn about classes, seminars or events in your patch. area. Local biker owned businesses are listed to help you supFull members also have access to group ride education resources, port other bikers in your community while getting the services or a ride planner, Google Wave and Yahoo and Mapquest maps for products you need. There’s even a legal resource where lawyers planning and saving routes. Accident Scene Management Rewho assist or give back to the biker community will be listed. They fresher Courses are now available, online on the Road Guardians have gone through a screening process to ensure they not only member’s site. $5.00 discount coupons for ASMI classes are also contribute to the community but that they also provide the best available there for members only. representation around. Road Guardians are encouraged to further their education and ridRoad Guardians was co-founded by Vicki Sanfelipo and Chris ing skills by attending classes and refresher courses. We hope Hawver with the distinct purpose of providing the best motorcycle everyone will strive to become a Certified Member. When you see safety resource site on the internet. Anyone can be a member and a Certified rocker above a Road Guardian patch, you know that support Road Guardians by subscribing to the news letter and person has met the requirements to be considered one of the best attending Road Guardian events or purchasing items in the RG educated and skilled riders on the road today. store. Those who wish to take it one notch higher can become full members of Road Guardians by paying a $20 membership fee. The Road Guardians Compound is located at s87w23110 Wynn This entitles the member to more resources and discounts at busi- Drive, Big Bend, Wisconsin. Call 877-411-8551 if you need direcnesses like Street Eagle Motorcycle Rentals, International Motor- tions. Every Tuesday night is Bike Night at the Compound. There’s cycle Shows, and Disneyland, Barnes and Noble, Hotels.com and food, refreshments, games, bikes, music and Pan hanging around many, many more. Plus free $2,500 Accidental Death & Disability in the garage. Stop in to see what’s going on, grab some food insurance through American Income Life, including a Health Ser- while Pan changes the oil on your bike (we use Amsoil products) vice Discount Card for 20-60% discounts on prescriptions, hearing and discuss the latest news, politics or motorcycle events. 46

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Being that Spring is here, Biker Chad is travelling all over the country with his “Real” Job..lol. With his busy schedule, he was unable to submit his article this month. Therefore, we are re-running his very first article when he joined us at Saddle Tramp Magazine. For those of you that have joined us late, this article gives you a little insight to the one we call Biker Chad. Sweatin’ in the Saddle with “Biker Chad” Written by - Chad Hensiak This month I would like to take the time to introduce myself and thank the staff at Saddle Tramp, for taking me on board with their publication. I would also like to thank the readers of Saddle Tramp for their devotion to this fine magazine.

helping hand to a fellow biker. In this modern age we all to Easily assume that that biker you just passed on the side of the road has a cell phone or a roadside assistance coming. Well, what if he or she doesn’t? It only takes a minute of your time to stop and make sure they are o.k. Who knows you may make a new lifelong friend just for checking.

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They call me “Biker Chad.” I have worked at many bike shops over the years. I have been a mechanic, product tester, technical adviser, product installer, motorcycle sales associate, and I currently work at a Burlington, WI manufacturer of high quality Motorcycle accessories, and again I can add writer to the long list. I guess you could say I am jack of all bike trades, master of none. My current full time job (where I have been for around 6 years) has allowed me to travel the country and go to many bike related events, meeting many famous and interesting people along the way.

All this experience is what I will base my monthly articles on. I hope to cover a broad spectrum of many biker related topics, from interesting road stories to some of my personal favorite biker friendly hang out spots. I would like to take some of the fear out of doing your own bike maintenance to help save you some money in these tough economic times. I would also like to share my vast aftermarket product knowledge to save you the headache of spending your hardearned money on junk. I plan to share my experiences with you to keep you informed on what is out there during a lot of the big rallies, hopefully keeping you from wasting time and money. I also plan to write about all of you, that’s right, the everyday blue-collar biker. After all, you make this whole thing possible. I also hope to expose some of the hidden treasures that we have in our beautiful home state of Wisconsin. Like good honest bike repair shops Local aftermarket parts manufacturers that you could visit on any given weekday to purchase some excellent products made by folks you might even see at your local supermarket. I hope to have a long relationship with all of you, learning, and laughing along the way. Together we will keep the wind in our face and the biker lifestyle alive in all of us. Even during the cold Wisconsin winter days, when all we can do is relax with a copy of Saddle Tramp in our hands and pray to the sun god to bring back our riding season. My only words of advice to give in this article would be, lend a 48

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Then there is the whole metric verses Harley thing, come on guys be honest we have all ridden a metric bike in our lives at one time or another. I know very few people that just woke up one day and said, “Today I think I will go spend 20 grand on a bike and then learn to ride it”. Not to mention that this is America and we are all free to chose what we like to ride. To me, two wheels is two wheels right? I think that we all need to bury the hatchet and look at what we all have in common, like riding the bike of our dreams, or at least riding the bike, we could afford to make our dreams come true. I would also like to remind us all to be thankful for all we do have. It is all too easy to get down on life when things get hard. Remember it can always get worse. You almost never see a motorcycle parked outside of a shrink’s office, unless it’s the shrink’s. So tune in every month and check all of us at Saddle Tramp out. There is sure to be something for everyone in these pages. Until next month, ride safe, and keep the shiny side up. See you on the road my new friends. Thanks again -Biker Chad


Vicki Sanfelipo:

An Inspiration to us All

By - Richee Lee Every once in awhile you meet someone in your life you just have true admiration for, of who they are and what they have accomplished in their life. To me that person is Vicki Sanfelipo. Once you meet Vicki, you can see why her nickname is “Spitfire”. This woman is on the go like nobody’s business. Lucky for you and me, Vicki is on our side of the motorcycle world. Spitfire was recently featured in the book, “BIKER CHICZ OF NORTH AMERICA” a book telling the story of these remarkable women in the motorcycle world and their accomplishments. Vicki is a Nurse/EMT, the owner of Conspicuity Inc, which specializes in American Made Reflective Vests and stick on’s for Motorcyclists. The owner of Safety or Survival, LLC a company that has custom first aid and trauma supplies CPR/First Aid training. A Motorcycle Safety Columnist for Allstate Rider News a free quarterly newsletter put out by Allstate Insurance Company www.allstateridernews. com. An Author of “Crash Course for Motorcyclist”. Not to mention the Founder/ Director of Accident Scene Management

a 501(3) C NonProfit Incorporation dedicated to reducing injuries and fatalities to motorcyclists through First Response Education. As well, Vicki is the founder of the Diamond Posse a Veteran Outreach program for Accident Scene Management and the Co-Founder of the Road Guardians an organization that provides resources, rewards, and recognition that encourage life-long learning for motorcyclist. Whew!! I’m out of breath. Vicki is truly an amazing woman who has accomplished more in this life than most. As she says one of her favorite quotes, “I long to accomplish great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest workers”- Helen Keller. Vicki married her husband Tony “Pan” Sanfelipo Founder of A.B.A.T.E of Wisconsin and B.O.L.T. on top of Crazy Horse Mountain June 21, 2002 on a Tommy Thompson’s Reunion Ride. The two of them make a voice in the motorcycle world that rivals none. Vicki is 20 yrs clean and sober and things were not as they are now. As, Vicki tells it, I feel as if I have lived two lives. There was my life before the bike and then the adventure I have lived after the bike. In September 1986, I went through treatment for Drug & Alcohol abuse. I’m not sure exactly how I got to that point in my life but I knew I was there! I was so disappointed in myself, the choices I was making and was afraid that I was dangerously close to losing everything. With three daughters at home and working as a nurse, I had a lot to lose. I was separated from my second husband

and living with my biker boyfriend. Once I was released from treatment, I contemplated what it was that I wanted to do with my life. I was so afraid that being clean would mean my life would be boring! I missed riding. To find another boyfriend with a bike seemed crazy! I had a credit card so I went shopping and bought my first Harley for $1600.00. What a summer I had! I rode that old shovelhead out to Sturgis in 1987 with six of my biker buddies and $200.00 in my pocket for everything. Riding was so good for my soul. The adventure, the power and rumble of the engine sucked the aggression and emotional pain out of my body. I put 20,000 miles on that first year. I still struggled with finding new friends. On February 7, 1988, I made a commitment to give up all drugs and alcohol, even the organic ones. It was that decision and my involvement in NA that helped me get and stay “clean”. Clean to me meant that I did not need to keep secrets. That I could be proud of my decisions and my children could be proud of me. My family was initially confused. They thought I was going to leave treatment and become a person they imagined me to be but no! I bought a bike! Once they got used to it and realized that I was not on a suicide mission they changed their attitude and are now proud of their biker sister, daughter, and mother. Spitfire with her tireless efforts to be a voice in safety, awareness, education should be an inspiration to us all. I hope that I myself will someday will be able to uphold my life and accomplishments to that of Vicki “Spitfire” Sanfelipo. From all of us here at Saddle Tramp Magazine, we say Thank You!!

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BAR BK LEATHER WORKS, LLC 207 E Stanley St., Thorp, WI 54771 715.669.3272 See me on Facebook/Call ahead

BOONDOCKS LOCKER ROOM N14433 County Road M Galesville, WI 608.582. 4401 Breakfast Buffet Sunday 8am - 1pm

DOC’S CYCLE 115 E. Racine St Janesville, WI 53545 www.freeweb.com/docscycle FOSTER BAR-N-GRILL

Located on Hwy 53 between Eau Claire and Osseo Off exit 81 on I94 COMPLETLY remodeled with a XLARGE patio and tons of parking 715.597.6627

WINGDAM SALOON & GRILL

1 Northshore Drive Fountain City, WI (on the Great River Road) www.wingdamsaloon.com 608.687.4144

TOP DAWGS PUB & GRUB

Downtown Arcadia WI (608)323-9907 Cannon Run Route 66 Northern Stop Ladies Night Every Thursday

TRAIL LODGE HOTEL & SUITES

GEORGE’S LOUNGE

3340 Mondovi Rd Eau Claire, WI 54701 ph:715.838.9989 fx:715.832.2542 www.traillodge-eauclaire.com

W428 Bluff Siding Road Bluf Siding, WI (across the river from Winona) 608.687.6241

SHERRI JO’S WAYSIDE

716 Wolcott Street Sparta WI 608-269-5224 “There is no place like this place”

FRAZIERS OLD FAITHFUL INN

Opens at 11, 7 days a week Bar & Grill - ATM Available 207 N Main St., Alma, WI 608.685.4144

MIDWAY BAR & GRILL

140 High St., Mineral Point, WI 53565 608.987.4309 Full menu, best pizza in town!

NORTH SHORE PUB

10 North Shore Dr Fountain City, WI 608.687.8722

CHARLIE’S INN

W5104 State Hwys 14 & 61 La Crosse, WI 608-788-4977 UNBELIEVABLE Bloody Marys - almost a meal

CLUB 16 PUB & EATERY

LOG CABIN BAR & GRILL

N4697 State Road 162 Bangor WI (608)486-4437 Full Bar – Grilled Food – Banquet Room

LYNCH’S BAR

W25644 State Rd 35/54 Trempeauleau, WI 54661 608.539.5245

403 Front St. Avoca, WI 53506 608.532.6517 The Grill is On!

OKO’S OUTPOST

ALTOONA FAMILY RESTAURANT

THE G-STOP

5866 St Rd 88, Gilmantown, WI 715.946.3400 Stop in on vacation - leave on probation

2000 N Hillcrest Parkway, Altoona, WI 715.830.5000 Breakfast served all day altoonafamilyrestaurant.com

THE STARTING LINE BAR & GRILL Hwy 53 Pigeon Falls, WI 715.983.2233 Open 7 days a week - Lunch & Dinner

PONDEROSA

THE FINISH LINE BAR & GRILL

BEEDLES BAR & RESTAURANT

THE COFFEE CUP CAFE

51926 St Hwy 88, Alma, WI 608.685.4448 Stop in and see Dorothy & Dan Quality Food in a Relaxed Atmosphere at a Great Value Centerville, WI (608)539-2251 www.beedlesbar.com

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RED RAM

Cheers II

12949 1st St, Preston, WI 53809, (608)943-8686 Between Montfort & Fennimore off State Hwy 18 Open Mon-Sat; 9:30AM to Close Specials, Drinks, Food & Rough Camping.

THE CURVE

6553 S Park St., Madison, WI 53715 608.251.0311 Breakfast & Lunch M-F 6am - 1:15am S/S 6am - 1pm

TREMPEALEAU HOTEL, RESTAURANT & SALOON

Overlooking the Mississippi River Trempealeau, WI 608.534.6898 Between Arcadia & Fountain City WI on Hwy 95 Spacious outdoor deck, beautiful sunsets, full bar, “A Little Bit of the Old West Right Here in the delicious food, bikers welcome! Midwest” www.hansensholdup.com • GENTLEMEN’S CLUBS •

TORCH’S VALLEY BAR & GRILL

219 Grant Street Warrens, WI 54666 608.378.4917

SOUTHSIDE SALOON

HANSEN’S HOLDUP BAR & GRILL

N8292 St Rd 108, Mondoro, WI 608.857.3077 Look us up in Ripley’s Believe it or Not

JAILHOUSE SALOON

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157 N. Illinois St., Prairie Du Chien, WI 53821 608.326.0579 Behind Walgreens along the tracks

1615 W. Wisconsin Street (Hwy 16) Sparta, WI (608)366-1958 Grilled Food – Full Bar – Banquet Halls

N5575 Cty Rd Q Menomonie, WI 54751 - 715.235.9266 Food 9-9 7 days a week - breakfast/lunch/dinner

UP-CHUCK’S BAR

60 E Mineral St Platville, WI 53818 - 608.348.9149 Good Food, Good Friends, Good Times

18091 Cty Hwy X, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 715.723.2777 Food, fun, prizes & music all on Lake Wissota

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2112 Esmond Rd, Eau Claire, WI 715.552.2169 Bikers Welcome

715.695.3132 Strum, WI Ice cold beer & Home cooked food Open 7 days a week

4-MILE GENTELMANS CLUB W230 State Rd 35/54 Bluff Siding, WI 54629

• BOWLING ALLEYS • WAGNER’S LANES

2159 Brackett Ave., Eau Claire, WI 54701 715.833.6700 www.wagnerslanes.com

• HOTELS/MOTELS • MONDOVI INN MOTEL 860 E. Main St., Mondovi, WI Reasonable Rates - Quiet Atmosphere Ph: 715.926.5926 Fx: 715.926.5934 MICROTEL INN Hwy 16 at Ex 5 3240 N. Kinney Coulee Rd Onalaska, WI 54650 608.7833 TRAIL LODGE HOTEL & SUITES 3340 Mondovi Rd Eau Claire, WI 54701 ph 715.838.9989 fx 715.832.2542 www.traillodge-eauclaire.com FOUNTAIN CITY MOTEL

810 S Main St Fountain City, WI 54629 - 608.687.3111 rooms@fountaincitymotel.com


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FENMORE HILLS MOTEL 5814 Hwy 18, Fennimore WI 53809 Outdoor Fire Pits, Specialty Rooms Great Prices - 608/822-3281 http://www.fenmorehillsmotel.com/

SHOOTS BAR & GRILL

FITZGERALD’S MOTEL 530 Broadway Motel Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 608.253.1651 www.fitzgeraldsmotel.com

• SERVICE • ULTIMATE COATINGS

S1070 Westland Dr., Spring Valley, WI 54767 715.778.5599

RIDERS EDGE

1028 Oak Dr., Altoona, WI 54720 715.514.4221 PREMIER POWDERCOATING, INC. 22787 South Main Street Etrick, WI 608.525.5005 www.premierpowdercoating.net

3375 Side Street Suamico, WI 920.434.6480 Great Food - Grill is always on

NO NAMES BAR & GRILL

2027 Velp Ave. Green Bay, WI 920.434.9029 Grill is always on - Awesome Homemade Pizza

JEN’S KNAUGHTY PINE BAR & GRILL

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• BARS/RESTAURANTS • SHELLHORN BAR & GRILL

12668 State Hwy 26 (overlooks the Mississippi) Brownsville MN (507)482-6778 www.shellhornbarandgrill.com

W1539 Hwy 160 (CTY S) Pulaski, WI 920.822.3555 Open 7 days a week serving food

THE CAGE

119 E. James St., Columbus, WI 53925 Great drink specials

• HOTELS/MOTELS • WYATT’S BUNKHOUSE INN N830 Tamarack Road Palmyra, WI 53156 262-495-2718 Indoor motorcycle Parking www.bbonline.com/wi/bunkhouse

• BARS/RESTAURANTS • MAULDOON’S SALOON

12946 South Straights Highway Wolverine, MI 231.535.8737 Best Pizza in Town!

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POOPY’S IN SAVANNA, IL

W9002 State Rd 11, Delevan, WI 53115

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W9439 County Rd X, Darien, WI 53114 262.882.5669

CJ DUBS 920.864.7080 1705 Day Street, Greenleaf, WI 54126 See CJ Dubs on Facebook

Bars Restaurants Service Providers Tattoo Parlors Apparel Shops

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poopys.com 815-273-2363 “Serving the Best Shit Around”

• APPAREL • BIKER & FASHION LEATHER

7507 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles, IL 60714 847.647.1010 or 847.414.8428

The biggest little biker store in town!

IRON BUFFALO SALOON 14936 County Road K Menchalville, WI 54230 www.ironbuffalosaloon.com SCHOOL HOUSE TAVERN N7245 Cty Rd B Westfield, WI Open Tues-Sun Open Grill 920.960.6496

JAKE’S JUNCTION PUB 130 Merchant Row Milton, WI 608.868.3596

CJ BAR & RESTURAUNT

538 S. Main, Fall River, WI 53932 Great food, volleyball & horseshoes YAHOOZ 60 W. Montello St., Montello, WI 608.297.2007 Full menu, homemade soups Cannon run food stop

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