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Honda Exhibits World Premier Concept ..................................................................... 8 2014 HD® SuperLow 1200T ........................................................................................ 10 BMW 500,000th Engine.................................................................................................. 12 Daytona Bike Week Kick Starts the Motorcycle Season ........................................14 The Ofﬁcial Daytona Bike Week Ladies Ride-In Bike Show ...................................16 A Visit to ROAR Motorcycles ....................................................................................... 18 Daytona 200 Race Week ................................................................................................ 20 Daytona AMA Supercross .............................................................................................. 20 AMA Women’s Motocross Inaugural Race .................................................................20 AMA Pro SuperSport Recap ......................................................................................... 22 AMA Pro SuperBike Recap ............................................................................................ 22 AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike Recap ..............................................................24 AMA Pro Flat Track Recap ............................................................................................. 24 Hero Hastur 620 Street Fighter ...................................................................................26 Vicki Golden Earns Supercross Endorsement ...........................................................28 St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations ....................................................................................... 30 Vietnam Veterans Get the Welcome Home, they Never Received ......................30 Food for Thought - Big Dave & Holly’s .......................................................................33 Recipe - Peach-Moonshine BBQ Sauce .......................................................................33 Jarrett Little Memorial Ride ........................................................................................... 35 Southern Biker Riders..................................................................................................... 38 Steel Horse Law - Advice & Tips from your Attorneys ...........................................38 BIKER EVENTS East Tennessee ............31 Alabama.......................32 Arkansas .......................33 Florida ........................... 33 Georgia .......................33 Kentucky .......................34 Mississippi .................... 34 N.Carolina ..................34 S.Carolina .....................34 Texas ............................. 34 Virginia.........................35 National Events ...........35 Music ............................. 35 contact us Southern Biker Magazine • P.O. Box 644 • Madisonville, TN 37354 865-247-8118 Fax 614-455-6989 www.southernbikermagazine.com - Advertising Executives Aaron Schultz Georgia firstname.lastname@example.org • 912-309-1546
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Honda Exhibits World Premiere of New Concept Model NM4
OKYO, JAPAN - (Motor Sports Newswire) - Honda held its press conference at the 30th Osaka Motorcycle Show 2014 and unveiled the world premiere of two types of its new production model “NM4_ as an exhibition model (planned for production). The NM4 was developed under the keywords of “the Neo-futuristic” and “COOL,” pursuing new, unique styling.
T h i s NM4 was designed to realize two points; the design concept “the Front Massive Styling” and “the cockpit position” focusing on the sense of unity with the rider that the rider can smoothly get into the vehicle. The low-setup cockpit position and adjustable backrest provide an enjoyable new riding feel. The instrument panel was designed to provide clear readability and the fun riding, as if the rider was experiencing part of a movie scene.
LED lamps are used on the headlight of the powerful-looking front fairing, the tail lamp and the turn signals. In addition, the utility boxes are set up on the right and left sides of the front fairing for small articles. Two NM4 types were unveiled at the motorcycle show; the simplyconﬁgured “NM4-01_ which emphasizes its wide, dynamic rear tire and attractive low silhouette, and the “NM4-02” which emanates a unique presence and features a prominent rear design (containing utility boxes on each side of the rear body). The NM4 will also be exhibited at the 41st Tokyo Motorcycle Show.
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2014 Harley-Davidson® SuperLow 1200T
Harley transforms the Sportster into a long-distance touring machine.
nveiled at Daytona Bike Week while we were there was the new SuperLow 1200T Sportster. It’s being introduced by Harley-Davidson as its lightest touring model ever. It’s 118 pounds less than Harley’s lightest current tourer. With a seat height at just over 26 inches, it will attract more customers who want to ride long distances but are a little scared of the size of the big touring models. With newly designed features like a quick-detachable 14-inch windshield, locking quick detach saddlebags and the ability to add a rider backrest, luggage rack or even a tour pack. The enhanced shock absorbers provide a left side dialadjustable preload (without having to take off the saddlebags) to accommodate more weight from a passenger or luggage for that long ride comfort. It also has mini ﬂoorboards mounted three inches more forward adding ease and riding those long distances more tolerable. The power plant is the air-cooled Evolution 1200cc V-Twin engine with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI), rated at 71 ft. lbs. peak torque at 3500 rpm. The powertrain is ﬁnished in black powder coat with chrome-plated covers. “Many riders seeking an entry point to the touring experience have been putting
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By The Mag Man, Randy Gracy
together a bike like this on their own. We’ve added ergonomic adjustments and a selection of touring accessories to a motorcycle platform that is already popular with our customers”, said Jennifer Gersch, Harley’s Product Planning Manager. Other new differences are the front turn signals mount on the lower triple clamp and the brakes, feature a single 300mm front rotor with braided stainless steel lines and are available with optional factoryinstalled ABS that arrives with the H-D Smart Security System (security fob and keyless ignition). The Reduced Reach twoup touring seat moves the rider forward and the nose has been narrowed for more ease of touching the ground with both feet. Harley says ergonomics are calibrated to offer riders from 5’ 1” to 5’ 7” tall an easier reach to the ground, handlebar and foot controls. This will surely appeal to the shorter rider and women The 2014 Harley-Davidson SuperLow 1200T is available in Vivid Black or Candy Orange for around $11,799, or Birch White/Midnight Pearl for $12,334. Pretty smart on Harley-Davidson’s part to come out with this model to get those beginning touring folks ﬁrst and keep them in the family when they are ready to move up.
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BMW Manufactures 500,000th BMW GS Motorcycle with Boxer Engine
UNICH/BERLIM, GERMANY The 500,000th BMW motorcycle of the ﬂat-twin-engined GS model series came off the production line, a R1200GS. Since 1969 motorcycles have been manufactured for the world market in Berlin, Spandau and since 1980 the BMW Motorrad GS models with boxer engine, too. Motorcycles which inspire the urge for adventure travel and even to go on expeditions to the remotest corners of the earth. In the autumn of 1980, BMW Motorrad presented the R80GS, a machine which combined the qualities for two very special ﬁelds of use; off-road and street. What began with 798 cc of displacement and 50 bhp of output has developed into a fascinating high-tech travel enduro in the shape of the R1200GS with 125 bhp and 1170cc over a period of three decades. Furthermore state-of-the-art
suspension technology and electronic regulation systems such ABS, traction control or semi-active suspension have been added. This ongoing and above all consistent development of the boxer-engined BMW GS models is a major reason for their status as topselling travel enduros worldwide. Stephan Schaller, President of BMW Motorrad: “By combining street, offroad and everyday qualities, BMW Motorrad created the new travel enduro species with the R80GS. The outstanding talents of the boxer engined GS models ride dynamics, off-road qualities, comfort and endurance have been continuously nurtured, developed and transferred very successfully to other BMW Motorrad model series.” Marc Sielemann, Head of the BMW Motorrad Berlin Plant:
“Manufacturing half a million units underlines the fact that the boxer GS represents a cornerstone of our motorcycle production more than ever before.” For press material on BMW motorcycles and BMW Motorrad rider equipment please see the BMW Group Press Club at www.press.bmwgroup. com.
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Daytona Bike Week Kick Starts the 2014 Motorcycle Season
By The Mag Man, Randy Gracy
ith temperatures climbing during some days to near 80 degrees, the 73rd Annual Daytona Bike Week kicked off the motorcycle season with a warm breath of fresh air. Riders from all over the world came to enjoy what has become known as the World’s Bike Week as we met many from other countries; Canada, Italy, Germany, England, Australia, Japan and several others. Our host for the week was the August Seven Bed & Breakfast. There we poised ourselves and planned our week accordingly. We planned our sightseeing, meeting friends, events, vendors, eating some great seafood and the Southern Biker Magazine’s Ofﬁcial Ladies Ride-In Bike Show at Rossmeyer’s Harley-Davidson. Destination Harley-Davidson, the Daytona International Speedway, the Beach Street Business district and of course the beach businesses depend
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heavily on the amount of motorcycle riders that attend the event every year and they were not disappointed this year. Main Street was a nightly gathering place for those bikers that love to meet and have a great time with other like minded people. Musical guests from every facet and genre of music were there performing all week long. Though our time a Bike Week was short compared to years past, our time was spent maximizing every minute; up early and late to bed, but I bet everyone was doing that. Otherwise you won’t see all that Daytona Bike Week has to offer. I hope you enjoy the many photos of Bike Week. Make plans to attend Biketoberfest and if you ﬁnd one of our many photographers, have them snap a pic and we’ll put you in the magazine. April, 2014
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The Ofﬁcial Daytona Bike Week, Ladies Ride-In Bike Show By Kristin Gracy
hat a tremendous event we had at Rossmeyer’s Harley-Davidson presenting the Inaugural Ladies RideIn Bike Show for Daytona Bike Week.
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With an early start to the day and getting everything set up, people began asking us what was going on. As we told them, several began making phone calls to friends to get them there to see the event. I can’t tell you how many compliments we received just for putting this show on. It’s the ﬁrst for Daytona Bike Week where ladies had to ride their motorcycles into the Pavilion at Destination Daytona in order to be allowed in the show. With only a small $10 donation beneﬁting breast cancer research, they set their machines up around the pavilion for people to see and admire. It was a diverse group of bikes from a one-off to choppers to trikes to factory rides to custom modiﬁed to V-Twins to metrics. Everything was represented and the custom paint jobs were phenomenal. Judges were all from the motorcycle industry and all were females including myself, Shelly Rossmeyer-Wade, Gina Woods and a couple of secret judges for the best of show class. Everything considering (including the drop in temperature to 50 degrees from 80), the show was a great success and we’ve already begun getting great feedback and others interested in helping and sponsoring the event going forward. All of the ladies who brought their bikes to the show cheered for each other as the trophies were handed out and the prizes were awarded. It was just a great event and we at Southern Biker Magazine are so proud to be able to bring it to you. We’d
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attention and pull it on. I zip it up and take a long look at myself in the mirror. This is sharp, I think. I wonder if I should buy it? I’ll always keep my black leathers, but like shoes, can a girl really have too many leather jackets? I think not. I hang it back up again, but keep thinking about that red.
When I was eight years old I would pedal my bike as fast as I could and fly down the street feeling the wind whip through my hair and across my face. Fast forward ten years and I could be found flying around the beach on a different kind of bike, one with a motor and a lot more power: a black Honda 500cc with red and orange detailing and a matching helmet. Not bad for a surfer chick. During the biggest biker blowout on the east coast—Bike Week in Daytona Beach—I find myself at ROAR Motorcycles on Beach Street. Because it caters exclusively to women, ROAR seems like a boutique. Instead of feeling intimidated like I can feel in typical bike shops dominated by masculine designs and colors, I’m greeted by a female sales person who understands that I’m not built like a 12year-old boy—this place understands women need a lower bike, and the sales person laughs when I joke that rolling up the legs on my leathers sort of kills the look I was going for.
Then I catch a glimpse of the Wildcat, the first production bike designed by a woman for women. With sleek lines that flow like art, the Wildcat is built lower than standard bikes—I’m seduced into mounting it, just to see how it feels. Even sitting still the bike gives the impression of forward motion with its swept-back design. Buttery leather and cushy, the seat feels broken in, comfy, like my favorite easy chair. The paint job is classic two-tone shimmering colors of mother-of-pearl white and teal blue. On the Wildcat, I can imagine myself rolling into town like Lara Croft, Tomb Raider—and it hits me that this place
has created a female bikers’ world of fantasy and fun. I think about my present motorcycle parked out front: a sleek Suzuki VX 800 sports bike, all speed and aerodynamic lines, very popular in Europe. I love it, but as I climb off the Wildcat and glance around the showroom, my thoughts are turning to a touring motorcycle.
The showroom is a study in black and white, complete with a checkerboard floor. Having struggled to find motorcycle gear cut to fit a woman, I find myself wanting to break into Handel’s “Hallelujah” chorus. I glance around and see everything imaginable: jackets, boots, leather pants, helmets, chaps—all in colors other than black, though classic black will never go out of style. She encourages me to enjoy browsing, so I reach for a jewel tone red leather jacket that captures my
Something with a custom paint job immortalizing my German shepherd, perhaps? Or maybe a custom motorcycle with a sidecar for said German shepherd. I wonder how he will feel about wearing Doggles?
Become a Better Writer Bike Store Artist Date 2 I spot a hot pink bike with butterflies, another one with purple and orange swirls outlining the Harley Davidson logo, and yet another that has the look of faded blue denim painted along the fender and body, complete with realistic stitching and a pocket design. A sales person waves me over to view a newly commissioned bike. I gape. Covered with royal gold paint and bling edging the seat—including specialty artwork featuring a purple stone mounted in a regal gold setting—it looks like it was built for Cinderella. I reach out and touch the shiny painted stone. This isn’t my style, as I’m still thinking about that red jacket, but I realize this may be exactly what another woman would want—someone who’s sick of her only options being black and chrome. And it makes me glad that a place like ROAR exists. For me—the person who craves a red leather jacket and dark sunglasses—and for a woman who wants to ride a Cinderella bike with a purple stone and shiny studs on the seat. I leave without the red jacket or a new bike, but I’m thinking about all the colors and lines as I climb astride my own Suzuki VX 800. I’m thinking about that jacket, and I’m thinking my next bike will definitely be coming from ROAR. And it will fit perfectly.
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Daytona 200 Race Week, From Dirt to Asphalt By the Mag Man, Randy Gracy
ulling into Daytona Beach, our ﬁrst agenda was to stop by Daytona International Speedway to pick up our Media Credentials to get inside all the racing action. After a good night sleep, the weeklong racing action began.
The red plate #1 put on a clinic and at one point had an eighteen second lead. Villopoto even had a small mistake and washed out, hitting the dirt and still maintained a twelve second lead by the checker ﬂag. This dominant performance no doubt is a sneak peak at what the outdoor championship has in store.
to this 4th consecutive championship barring no bad luck. Will he retire in 2015 and go out on top like Ricky Carmichael? Only time will tell. Update: James Stewart takes Detroit Race in high fashion followed by Villopoto and Dungey. 2014 POINT STANDINGS (AFTER DETROIT RACE) 1. Ryan Villopoto (KAW) , 231 2. Ryan Dungey (KTM) , 201 3. James Stewart (SUZ) , 182 4. Ken Roczen (KTM) , 181 5. Justin Brayton (YAM) , 167
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by Jacob Saylor The Daytona Supercross by Honda marked the halfway point in the Monster Energy Supercross Championship. The 2014 season has an eerie resemblance of the past three seasons with the continued dominance of Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto. The Washington native proved why he is the man to beat at the toughest race of the year.
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Supercross Podium; Dungey, Villapoto, Rocaen Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen put on a charge coming from just inside the top ten to passing his teammate Ryan Dungey to capture 2nd place in the main event. Dean Wilson received the call from Two Two Motorsport’s Chad Reed to be a ﬁll in rider and he did not disappoint. Wilson qualiﬁed with the fastest lap time and ran strong up front until ﬁve laps to go. He made his presence known for the factories to consider in 2015. RCH Suzuki’s Broc Tickle rebounded from his controversial take out by Mike Alessi to ﬁnish 4th in the main event. James Stewart crushed his header on Alessi’s downed bike and had to pull into the pit for repairs. He could only muster eighteenth. Once again Ryan Villopoto’s championship reign continues with only a few rounds left in the championship. He has over an entire race lead in points and can sail home
Mackenzie Tricker The newly formed AMA Women’s Motocross Series debuted in conjunction with the Ricky Carmichael Amateur Supercross in Daytona and Mackenzie Tricker won the league’s ﬁrst event winning both races. The Australian born racer took to the tough Daytona Supercross-style track like a duck to water and the twomoto format was the perfect ﬁt for the April, 2014
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ten-point margin over teammate Wyatt Farris who had two second-place ﬁnishes. On Saturday, TOBC Racing Suzuki, Kentucky rider Hayden Gillim ﬁnished third and had the fastest race lap at 1:52.906 making it a Suzuki sweep of the podium. Georgia native and D&D Cycles/Triumph/Castrol rider Miles Thornton had an eventful weekend taking sixth in the ﬁrst race. On Saturday, Thornton led the race into turn one but a bike problem gave him a DNF.
When he was asked how it felt on his win coming off his prior year’s disappointment, Hayes replied, “There’s still one (race) to go...” His words seem to be those of fate during Saturday’s race as his new rookie teammate Cameron Beaubier would win the race after Hayes, yet again, was derailed by mechanical failure. Beaubier raced hard with eventual second and third place ﬁnishers Roger Hayden and Martin Cardenas to claim his very ﬁrst SuperBike victory.
Mackenzie Tricker in action 2013 Loretta Lynn’s Amateur Motocross Women’s Champion. “It was a good start to the series; I learned some new things this weekend and now know where I need to improve. Back to work this week in preparation for Round Two in two weeks in Freestone, Texas.” There were several veteran female racers and some new comers who will compete with Tricker for the ﬁrst WMX Championship. For more information about the 2014 Women’s Motocross Series, visit the ofﬁcial website at www.RaceWMX. com.
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Sportbikes The greatly expanded ﬁeld for this year’s Daytona Supersport race only proved just how much talent there is in the racing pool coming up to join the pros. New York native Corey Alexander of Team Celtic/HVMC Suzuki won the pole and he led every lap and dominated both race ﬁnals. Alexander’s off season training was evident and showed the rest of the ﬁeld what it’s going to take to win the championship. Alexander’s perfect weekend netted him a big championship lead, a
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Alexander With the initial two rounds of the series in the books, it is clear the AMA Pro SuperSport ﬁeld is chasing Corey Alexander. “My goal was to win the National championship. That’s why I came back,” said Alexander. The next round is at Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI May 30 - June 1.
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Déjà vu, that seemed to echo the DIS super speedway for 3-time Champion Josh Hayes. In 2013 he lost the #1 plate to then-teammate Josh Herrin (who left to race in the Moto2 World Championships) due to several mechanical problems and a costly crash after leading the season standings handily. The Mississippi born racer won the ﬁrst round race earning him his 42nd career AMA Pro SuperBike win.
Cameron Beaubier in the pots Beaubier dominated the 2013 AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike class and is arguably the most highly-touted class rookie since the emergence of Ben Spies or Nicky Hayden (two riders who went on to become AMA Pro SuperBike champions and later, world champions “This means everything. I’ve worked really hard to get to where I am. I can’t thank Monster Energy Graves Yamaha enough for giving me this opportunity on the R1. The 21-year-old Beaubier left Daytona with the series’ points lead by one over Hayden (51-50). Chris Clark is third with 36 points, four ahead of David Anthony and six ahead of a three-way tie between Hayes, Cardenas and Chris Fillmore. Yet again, Hayes trails his rookie teammate by 21 points. Round 2, the Subway SuperBike Doubleheader at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin on May 30-June 1.
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Danny Eslick Not since Gary Nixon 1967 has British Motorcycle Company Triumph won at the Daytona 200. That streak is now broken as Oklahoma’s, Riders Discount Racing Triumph 675, Danny Eslick took his #69 Triumph 675 to Victory Lane and cementing him in Daytona racing lore during the 73rd running of the Daytona 200. The three-cylinder Triumph is technically a lot different from the four-cylinder Japanese machines but this proves the British brand has the speed and reliability needed to compete and win.
DuHamel who won his Daytona 200 after being injured so badly, his crew had to help him on the bike. Eslick not only received $20,000 for winning, but also a Rolex watch for winning the pole. He has his own personality style for enjoying racing stating, “I was ﬁst-pumping every lap. I would go by my buddies and give them the thumbs up, slapping the horse and giving her the spurs ...” After the race he climbed the fence to high-ﬁve and hug fans then took an extra lap with the checkered ﬂag, dirttrack style. Jake Gagne ﬁnished second as young rider Jake Lewis ﬁnished third. Several notable racers didn’t have good luck for the day; Tomas Puerta led brieﬂy before he having mechanical problems; Dane Westby, Jason DiSalvo and J.D.Beach crashed out; Blake Young had pit stop issues, The 73rd running of the Daytona 200 with 43 racers, marked a milestone as the middleweight 600cc bikes will no longer race the coveted race. AMA Pro announced the AMA Pro American SuperBike 1000cc class would be the motorcycles represented going forward.
Braswell singing National Anthem In the ﬁrst race 18 year old Briar Bauman took home his ﬁrst Grand National main event victory of the 2014 season. Second place went to fan favorite Sammy Halbert and Brandon Robinson came in third. Bauman’s Round 2 race wasn’t as grand as he ﬁnished 15th. Connecticut’s Kenny Coolbeth, Jr. began round 1 with a disappointing 17th place but rebounded for his ﬁrst win in the Round 2 event. Tennessee’s Twist Grip Racing’s Dan Ingram won an impressive Semi race and the young age of 49.
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Dan Ingram & Beau Braswell
Danny Eslick raising the Championship trophy Starting from the pole, he led 44 of 57 laps to take the win. A Daytona 200 win is one of the crown jewels of SportBike racing and serves notice of future greatness as history shows us like Nicky Hayden, Kevin Schwantz, Scott Russell and more. The race brings back memories of racer Miguel
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The AMA Flat Track season has begun in “Sideways” fashion. Beginning with former champion and Nashville singing sensation Beau Braswell singing the National Anthem (then changing to his racing attire), Braswell’s new AMA theme song and video “Sideways” seem to come alive on the ﬂat track of Daytona. Both rounds were full of action as were the other prelims and other class races.
A big storyline was defending Grand National Champion Brad Baker and his inability to ﬁnd the top-ten in either of the season’s ﬁrst two main events. Baker was disqualiﬁed after a Round 1 incident in the pits involving misuse of his motorcycle in Thursday night’s ﬁnal. Baker then went on to ﬁnish 11th in Friday night’s main event. He’s now 16th in points and he’s put himself in a huge hole if he wants to repeat as champion and keep his #1 plate. The next event for AMA Pro Flat Track will be at the Springﬁeld Mile at the Illinois State Fairgrounds on May 25, 2014. April, 2014
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Vicki Golden Earns Supercross Endorsement
istory was made in AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross. Babbitt’s Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki presented by Maxxis rider Vicki Golden added to her racing legacy by becoming the ﬁrst woman to complete Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross. Golden qualiﬁed for the premier Arenacross Class last Saturday night in Hidalgo, Texas, securing her third and ﬁnal required point to complete the Road to Supercross. As a result, Golden becomes the ﬁrst woman in the history of the sport to earn an endorsement to compete in the 250SX Class of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship. With a potential future on the sport’s biggest stage, Golden is set to make even more history as she prepares for the next step of her career. Golden shared her thoughts on the accomplishment and her future in Monster Energy Supercross. How do you feel about being the ﬁrst woman to complete the Road to Supercross and earn a 250SX Class endorsement for Monster Energy Supercross? It’s awesome. It doesn’t really make a difference that I’m the ﬁrst woman; I guess it’s more being the only one. It really makes it more prestigious in my eyes that I have the talent and courage to go up against men in one of the most aggressive [championships] in the sport. I think part of it also is that now no one can tell me I can’t race [supercross] or that I’m only there because someone gave me an exemption. I met the qualiﬁcations like every other guy that will be out there. What kind of emotions did you feel when you realized you qualiﬁed to secure that third and ﬁnal point? It was a huge relief. I would have freaked out if I was going into [the ﬁnal round at] Salt Lake City and still needed one more
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point. I think that would have been too much pressure (laughs). I’ve been working towards getting my license since my ﬁrst year in AMSOIL Arenacross in 2011, so I am beyond stoked that everything came together and I ﬁnally made it happen. How would you describe your journey through the program? It’s been a tough journey for sure, but if it were so easy then it wouldn’t mean as much. I think the Road to Supercross has become really popular and a lot of racers have taken advantage of it, so making the fast 30 isn’t as easy as it used to be when I raced in previous years. So, I really had to make sure I was bringing my A-game each week to qualify. Do you realize the signiﬁcance of your accomplishment in this sport and the world of motorsports as a whole? What are your thoughts on being a groundbreaking athlete? I do and I’m grateful for it. It really provides inspiration for younger girls, so hopefully this gender barrier breaking doesn’t stop with me and it continues to happen in the future. It also provides great appeal for me media wise, which it’s awesome exposure for my sponsors and myself. What does the opportunity to race in Monster Energy Supercross mean for your career? It’s huge. I’m sure I will [race supercross] in 2015, but I might even give it a shot before this season is over. It’s a lot to take in, thinking about trying to race in supercross. It’s a big step for me so I really want to be smart and well prepared for it. I think it’s going to open up a lot of doors for me. I can’t wait to see what happens and where this goes. Golden and the rest of AMSOIL Arenacross are set for the 12th and ﬁnal round of the 2014 season and the conclusion of the Race to the Championship. The
season comes to a dramatic ﬁnish inside Salt Lake City’s EnergySolutions Arena Saturday, March 29. She then has time to ponder a few races with the big boys.
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Vietnam Veterans Get the Welcome Home, They Never Received
By The Mag Man, Randy Gracy
hen they came home from Vietnam, they were not treated like the Armed Forces of today. They were spit upon, called baby killers, druggies, worthless excuse for a human, etc. etc. They were not welcomed at all by the people of the country that they so loved and fought for. They were out casted by civilians and even some were beaten and brutalized when they returned. It was a sad time in the history of this great nation. Fast forward to today. Two cities and one county set out to make the wrong, right. The cities Madisonville and Sweetwater and the county of Monroe in Tennessee came together in a big way. They welcomed home all of the neighboring Vietnam Vets like they should have gotten some 40 years ago. Law Enforcement, Firemen, politicians and most of all...the citizens poured out and came out to welcome them home;
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Flags ﬂying, faces painted, cars lining the 20 mile Hwy 68 route, people prepared to waive and cheer. Then they came, escorted by sirens, motorcycles and hundreds of supporters, the Vietnam Vets are home. I was there holding Gracie, waiving to all of them as everyone was. I wanted the feeling from the side of the road instead of being in the escort. And you know, I felt so proud, tears ﬂowing, heart pounding; just to see the smiles on their faces as they drove by, just conﬁrmed to me, these soldiers are truly home. I’m sending a huge thank you to the area Patriot Guard riders and organizers. We just moved to this small town of Madisonville, but I got to see that
folks here have a huge heart indeed and a passion for our country and the service men and women. God Bless everyone. And a ﬁnal note, it is ofﬁcial in the state of Tennessee, March 29th Vietnam Veterans Day. April, 2014
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May 10: Hillbilly66 Kar & Bike Cruise In at Knoxville H-D, 5800 Clinton Hwy, Knoxville. open to all 1989 and earlier cars/trucks. open to all bikes and trikes. Registration 2-6pm. music starts at 5pm. pin up girl contest. $300 1st, $200 2nd, $100 3rd. $10 early reg. $20 day of show. FMI: 865-2239679 firstname.lastname@example.org www.hillbilly66.com May 10: Grainger County Humane Society 9th Annual Paws & Claws Motorcycle Ride & Roller Derby. Gates open 10:30 am at Classic Leathers, Morristown. KSU at noon for 95 mile ride ending at Twi-Lite Skate Rink Morristown. Derby bout starts at 4:30. Single rider $20, 2 riders $30 includes T-shirt, snack & drink, derby ticket. Derby guests $5/person. Kids under 6 years old free. Adopt-athon, silent auction, cash & prizes. 865-567-0050 or www.graingerhumanesociety.webs.com
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EAST TENNESSEE May 15-18: Tellico Biker Rally beneﬁting Combat Casualty Relief Fund, 801 Steer Creek Rd, Tellico Plains. www.tellicobikerrally.com Awesome music and vendors! Advance tickets $25, At Gate $40. Burn-out competition, biker games, bike show & awards, free camping & ﬁrewood at bike camping area only, karaoke during day, live bands Friday & Saturday nights, free prizes, showers, RV & Trailer camping area free with ticket. Fishing Tournament. No weapons, no one under 21 allowed. May 17: National Armed Forces Freedom Ride, Meeting at 3012 Cummings Hwy, Chattanooga at 8am. KSU @ 9am and ride to the Veterans Home in Murfreesboro. Meet & eat with some of the Veterans! FMI visit http://TennesseeFreedomride.webs.com Donations accepted. May 23-25: Thunder on the Rock Music Festival & Bike Rally Memorial Day weekend at Monteagle. Bands include Davey Smith &
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The Pearl Snap Preachers, JD & The Empty Bottle Band, Stoneline, Afﬁcshun, Marlow Drive, Jack Russell's-Great White, Big Gun, Geneva, Padlock Grin, Hillbilly Sins, Groove Holler, Contagious, Legacy, Circus Una, and Bike Show. Tickets on sale at www. thunderontherock.net or call 931-607-6031. May 25: Smoky Mountain Thunder Memorial Ride XIV at Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville. Opening ceremony starts at 10 am, KSU at 11 am, closing ceremony starts at 12:30 pm. Help us pay tribute to veterans who made the ultimate sacriﬁce. 65 mile police escorted ride. No ride fee. FMI 865-453-6532 or www. smokymountainthunder.net May 27-31: TN State H.O.G. Rally, Cookeville. Registration open now. Lots of fun and great riding. www.tnstatehogrally.com
Apr 5: Pavilion Party at Big Swamp H-D. Great food, great sales, great entertainment and lots of fun! 1201 Fox Run Pkwy, Opelika.
Apr 12: We Love Boobies Run, 6390 University Dr, Huntsville. 9am-3pm. Starts at Adult Emporium with stops at Jimmy's, The Pony, Fox Tails and Wild Cherry Cabaret. All proceeds go to American Cancer Society. Event Cost $15, KSU: 10:00 am, FMI: Bucswhite@aol.com
Apr 6: Ride Like A Pro Alabama at Riders Harley-Davidson,Trussville at 9am. Offering advanced motorcycle skills course based on police motor ofﬁcer training. Retake the class as much as you like, free for 1 year. $150, $50 deposit required. www.ridelikeaproal.com
Apr 26: Cystic Fibrosis Charity Motorcycle Ride 8th Annual, Registration 8am-10am, KSU at 10am from Natchez Trace H-D, West Hwy 72, Tuscumbia. $20 per bike, door prizes, silent auction 10am-1pm, food. FMI email email@example.com.
Apr 10-12: Alabama State HOG Rally, Mobile. www.alstatehogrally. com
Apr 26: Jantzen Frazier Charity Run at American Legion Post 15, 2607 US 31, Decatur. 8:30-2pm. Jantzen Frazier was an Iraqi vet with 5 purple hearts. He got out of the military and continued to serve as a volunteer ﬁreman. He was killed while responding to a call on 10/17/13 Proceeds to beneﬁt his widow and 4 children. $20/bike, $5/rider. KSU 8:30, FMI 256-773-8621
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Apr 12: Ride Like A Pro Alabama at Gander Mountain, Huntsville at 1pm. Offering advanced motorcycle skills course based on police motor ofﬁcer training. Retake the class as much as you like, free for 1 year. $150, $50 deposit required. www.ridelikeaproal.com
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by Barry Duncan
Big Dave & Holly’s
If you have ever seen the AM Pickers TV show then you’ve heard about LeClaire IA, but it’s Big Dave & Holly’s pork tenderloins that have put the town on the map. Located at 1204 N Cody Road (Main Street) you get a great view of the Mississippi river. The pork tenderloin sandwich at $6.00 is as big as a platter and thick too. It’s topped with lettuce, pickle, onion, and tomato. Homemade coleslaw at $1.50 is a good choice. The cheese steak wrap with peppers, onions and cheese at $5 is a favorite. Holly makes a mean gourmet sundae with flavors like blueberry,rice krispy, smores and brownie delight. They are open Mon-Sat 11am-9pm, Sun 12pm-9pm. If you get lost, call ‘em at 563-289-4070.
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1 Cup Diced Yellow Onion 1 Tablespoon Chopped Garlic 1 Tablespoon Horseradish 1⁄2 Cup Moonshine 4 Cups Diced Peaches 4 Cups Diced Tomatoes 1⁄4 Cup Molasses 1⁄2 Cup Cider Vinegar 1⁄4 Cup Honey 1⁄2 Cup Brown Sugar 1 Tablespoon Dry Mustard 2 Tablespoon Dried Oregano 3 Bay Leaves 1⁄2 Cup Worcestershire Sauce 4 Cups Ketchup Directions Sauté Onion, garlic and horseradish over medium high heat. Deglaze the pan with moonshine. Add peaches and tomatoes and bring to simmer for 10 minutes. Add molasses, vinegar, honey, sugar, mustard powder, oregano, bay leaves, Worcestershire, and Ketchup. Simmer for t wo hours.
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Apr 26: Ride Like A Pro Alabama at Gander Mountain, Huntsville at 8am. Offering advanced motorcycle skills course based on police motor ofﬁcer training. Retake the class as much as you like, free for 1 year. $150, $50 deposit required. www.ridelikeaproal.com
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Apr 27: Ride Like A Pro Alabama at Riders H-D Trussville at 9am. Offering advanced motorcycle skills course based on police motor ofﬁcer training. Retake the class as much as you like, free for 1 year. $150, $50 deposit required. www.ridelikeaproal.com
ARKANSAS Jun 19-21: Spring River Rally, Grifﬁn Park, Hardy. Vendors, bikini contests, concerts, camping, concessions, poker runs, poker ﬂoat, bike games, bikini bull riding and more. Weekend pass $30/$15 day. www.springriverrally.com
Apr 30-May 4: Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally-16th Annual Spring event. Within the city limits of Panama City Beach. The most biker friendly free rally in the USA! A 4-Day Motorcycle Rally on the World's Most Beautiful Beaches. 250+ Vendors Exhibitors, Live Entertainment, Bike Parade, Contests and more. www. thunderbeachproductions.com
GEORGIA Apr 13: Car Show at Hooters of Cartersville 12:00pm-3:00pm. Trophies, prizes and cash. 885 Joe Frank Harris Pkwy, Cartersville. Apr 16-20: Angel City 9th Annual Spring Rally, Unadilla. www.angelcityrally.com Apr 19: Hooters of Cartersville Bike Night Kick Off, Sponsored by Steelhorse Law, 7pm-10pm,
Live music w/Tom Rhodes House Band, cash and prizes. 885 Joe Frank Harris Pkwy, Cartersville. Apr 19: Xtreme Couture GI Foundation Beneﬁt Poker Ride, Chattahoochee H-D 3230 Williams Rd Columbus. 100 mile poker ride to beneﬁt the Xtreme Couture Foundation. Randy Couture Charity that beneﬁts wounded service members. Awards and after party. $25. KSU: 11am. FMI: 706-5733203 or xcgifcolumbusga@gmail. com or xcgif.org Apr 19: Bikes, Barks & BBQ-Trey Phillips Memorial Escorted Ride ending at noon at Big Sky Farm, 2625 Jones Phillips Rd, Dacula to beneﬁt Canine Pet Rescue. $25/rider or $10/passenger. Ride registration 8am, KSU 9am from 2900 University Pkwy, Lawrenceville. Demos, rafﬂes, silent auction, music, adoptions, tshirts, pet photos and more, 404-754-7820
treats, socialize and network with other ladies. RSVP via Facebook or cbayer@chattahoocheehd. com Apr 25-27: Milledgeville Thunder Rally. Live rock & roll all weekend with Jeremy Scruggs, Jeff Vaughn Band and Papa Bear Unplugged. Miss Thunder Rally Bikini contest. $40/person Fri-Sun, $30/person Sat-Sun, $10/person Sun-Thurs. games, contest, poker run, burnout pit, BYOB. South Creek 2949 Hwy 441 South, Milledgeville. 478804-2999, southcreek.us@gmail. com www.milledgevillethunderrally.com Apr 26: Ride to Survive, 9th Annual. Beneﬁting the Piedmont Rape Crisis Center. Begin and end at Winder Moose Lodge, 434 Hwy 211 NW, Winder. Registration 10 am, KSU 11 am. $20 per rider/$10 per passenger includes lunch and after-party. FMI: 770605-6656
Apr 22: Women's Garage Party from 6-8pm at Chattahoochee Harley Davidson, 3230 Williams Rd, Columbus. Demonstrations,
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KENTUCKY May 14-18: Hawg Valley Bike Rally, Corley Chapel RD Graham, KY. Home of the world famous boogie barn! Motorcycle Rally with live music, adult contests, ﬁeld events, vendors and camping. Reserved electric and water campsites available. $30/person. (812)
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MISSISSIPPI Apr 12: Cruisin' for Missions at 15046 N. Swan Rd, Gulfport. Motorcycle show begins at 9:30am. Trophies awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Music and more. FMI 228265-2845. May 16-18: MS Abate-Vicksburg Chapter Fundfest at 1147 Ross Rd, Utica at 8am. Poker run, bike games, bike show and music. Proceeds to Rainbow Farms and
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NORTH CAROLINA Apr 11-13: Barry's Outer Banks Bike Rally.All bikes and riders welcome. Barry's on Walnut Island, 169 Walnut Island Blvd, Grandy. www.walnutisland.com Apr 12: Navy Seals Tribute Ride, from Jager's Beach Bar & Grill, 1479 General Booth Blvd,Virginia Beach, VA to Barry's on Walnut Island, 169 Walnut Island Blvd, Grandy, NC. Breakfast at 9am, KSU at 10:30 am, Lunch on arrival. All bikes and riders welcome.
SOUTH CAROLINA May 1-3: GWRRA D-A South Carolina District Rally at Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology, Florence. www. gwrrasc.com May 9-18: Myrtle Beach Bike Week at Murrells Inlet. Bike week treasure hunt, coastal motorcycle tours, commemorative coin, wine festival, AMA racing, late model stock car racing, truck & vintage car racing, wheels of destruction, bike nights, bike shows, stunt shows, vendors, entertainment, attractions, shows, merchandise & more. 336-580-1638, spmbbw@myrtlebeachbikeweek. com or www.myrtlebeachbikeweek.com
TEXAS Apr 27: Ride For Kids at Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy, Humble. Registration 89:30 am. www.Rideforkids.org
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VIRGINIA EVENTS Apr 5: Spring Thaw 2014 hosted by GWRRA Chapter C, Charles E. Brown Park, Lackey. www. gwrravac.com/rides-and-events. html Apr 11-13: Blue Ridge Bike Fest at Roanoke Civic Center, Roanoke. www.blueridgebikefest.com Apr 12: Navy Seals Tribute Ride, from Jager's Beach Bar & Grill, 1479 General Booth Blvd,Virginia Beach, VA to Barry's on Walnut April, 2014
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hen Southern Biker Magazine asked us to write an article each month, on top of being proud to be able to contribute to such a great magazine read by bikers throughout the southeast, we felt we were obligated to give sound advice to our brethren. So over the next few months, we will try and help out the biker George Stein community with some advice about how to protect yourself and your family before an accident occurs, as well as some do's and don'ts in case you find yourself being forced to lay your bike down. When you put on your helmet and hit the road, no one goes out with the intention of getting into an accident. Yet, we hear about it every day. Whether it is a minivan with a distracted driver pulling out in front you, or a tractor trailer on a highway, you could find Brian Caron yourself in a tough spot pretty quickly. Yet, if this was to happen to you, there are some do's and don'ts that could quickly affect your ability of being taken care of, both medically and financially for any injuries caused by someone else's negligence. First off, your health is the most important thing. We all love our bikes, but in case you go down, you need to make sure you are ok first. Do not delay Marcos Garza medical attention out of adrenaline. Many head and internal injury symptoms do not fully manifest until hours after an accident. If you have damage to your helmet or are concerned about another body part, go get checked out. When you do, make sure you are thorough with a treating physician. This isn't the time to act tough...insurance companies target medical records which show complaints later in treatment that were not made at the scene or immediately after an accident. Unless you are physically unable, always speak with the responding police officer and make sure your account of the facts of the accident are recorded. Also, get contact information for any witnesses you can find. DO NOT simply rely on witnesses to give an officer their recollection of the events. DO NOT assume that just because someone struck you or forced you to lay your bike down they will admit fault and accept responsibility. Too often bikers are injured and left unprotected due to rejected claims based upon police reports where individuals see a motorcycle involved and simply assume they were at fault. DO report the accident quickly to both the insurance company of the at fault party as well as your own insurance company, but DO NOT give a recorded statement to either company without contacting an attorney first. A recorded statement will be one of the first things an insurance company will request and they will then use any statement against you later on down the road. Yet, reporting the accident is important to start a claim with the at fault party as well as your own insurance company as most uninsured motorist policies have provisions which can nullify a policy if not put on notice within a certain time period. Our attorneys strongly recommend representation to be present or on the line when making any statements to an insurance company. Lastly, if you do find yourself in this situation or even want to ask a simple question to make sure you are protected before an accident, give us a call at Steelhorse Law. We are here to protect you. Check back with us next month and we will discuss some very important information about how to protect yourself before an accident ever happens. In the interim, be safe this spring and come visit us and Southern Biker Magazine at the next event you attend. April, 2014
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