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The Bikers Trading Post Digital edition A look back at some of the events and happenings that we attended The Bikers Trading Post was started in April of 2012 with the first issue hitting the streets in June of 2012. In the past year and a half we have expanded the coverage to publishing 16,000 copies and delivering to approximately 340 locations. In addition to the deliveries I hold back a little over 1000 copies to hand out at the events we cover. We are the largest distributor of any motorcycle related information and publication that comes into and covers Western Pennsylvania. In 2013 we held 3 events and gave away a 2013 Harley-Davidson as a promo. Most people think of The Bikers Trading Post as a cruiser magazine but we do cover all types of motorcycles and riding. We are not publishing over the winter this year and plan on the next issue to come out in mid March. In this issue we plan on doing a lot of things differently. I am planing on having a section on Sports Bikes and a section on Dirt Bikes in addition to what we do now. We will also be doing a digital issue every month that will be an expanded issue with additional coverage of the events and happenings in the area along with a lot more photographs of the people and happenings in the Western Pa. Motorcycle world. We are also planning on expanding the area that we are covering to include some of the outlying places that he people from here are frequenting. With the expanded digital issue and also covering different types of events this will expand us out to increase our number of readers along with the areas that people are seeing the magazine. In our expanded issue we will go into more detail on the bikes, and their builders and riders. We will also be featuring several bikes each month instead of just one. At this time I am looking for someone that is interested in becoming a working partner to cover part of the area or someone that would be interested in investing it the magazine. This will fund the expansion and the additional areas that we are going to cover. If you or someone that you know want to live the time and life of covering all of the biker events please let me know at thebikerstradingpost@gmail.com or 724-498-5099 Please leave a message if we are on the road.

Please note Most of the pages in this digital magazine are expanded from what we had published in previous issues. Please check dates and information before you proceed to anything listed in this part. In the back you will find all of the information on the 2013 Fun Run where we gave away the 2013 Harley-Davidson Iron 883. The last several pages are all up coming events. As always please confirm before you travel because sometimes the dates and locations do change.


Humor to relieve stress Dear Abby I've never written to you before, but I really need your advice on what could be a crucial decision. I've suspected for some time now that my wife has been cheating on me. The usual signs...phone rings, but if I answer, the caller hangs up. My wife has been going out with the girls a lot recently, although when I ask their names she always says, "Just some friends from work, you don't know them." I sometimes stay awake to look out for her cab coming home, but she always comes walking up the drive as I hear the sound of a car leaving, around the corner, as if she has gotten out and walked the rest of the way. Why? Maybe she wasn't in a taxi at all? I once picked up her cell phone, just to see what time it was. This caused her to go completely berserk. She quickly snatched the phone out of my hand and cursed me hysterically, screaming that I should never touch her personal property, then accused me of trying to spy on her. Anyway, I have never broached the subject with my wife. I think deep down I just didn't want to know the truth, but last night she went out again and I decided to really check on her. I decided I was going to park my Harley Davidson Lowrider next to the garage and then hide behind it so I could get a good view of the street around the corner when she came home. It was at that moment, crouching behind my motorcycle that I noticed a small amount of motor oil leaking through the gasket between the rear head and rocker arm cover. So...is this something I can easily repair myself or do you think I should take it back to the dealer?

Bar An old man went into a bar to have a drink, and watched all the girls sitting at the counter, so he said to the guy next to him: Wow I would sure like to have one of those girls.

The guy replied: Hey that's possible coz all the girls works for me, which one do you want ? The old man pointed at one of them and said how about her ? Ok come with me, so you can meet her. The old man replied: Hey wait a minute !! How much is this gonna cost me ? Well it all depends on your age, how old are you ? I just turned 89 years old. That'll be $89 then !! "89 DOLLARS" ??? the old man yelled, are you putting me on ????? No that'll be $5 extra !!

At the Bar A biker walks into the front door of a bar. He is obviously drunk, and staggers up to the bar, seats himself on a stool and, with a belch, asks the bartender for a drink. The bartender politely informs the man that it appears that he has already had plenty to drink, he could not be served additional liquor at this bar, and could a cab be called for him? The biker is briefly surprised, then softly scoffs, grumbles, climbs down off the bar stool and staggers out the front door. A few minutes later, the same biker stumbles in the SIDE door of the bar. He wobbles up to the bar and hollers for a drink.

The bartender comes over and emphatically reminds the man that he is clearly drunk, will be served no drinks, and either a cab or the police will be called immediately. The surprised biker looks at the bartender, and in hopeless anguish, cries "MAAAN! How many bars do you work at?!!?

The Sparrow A guy is riding along a country lane, when a sparrow flies up in front of him. The biker can't do anything and hits the sparrow. As he looks in his rear view mirror, he sees the sparrow lying in the road. Being the kind of guy he is, he stops, picks up the sparrow and takes it home and puts it in a cage, still in a coma. When the sparrow wakes up the following morning, he looks through the bars of the cage and says, "Shit, I must have killed the biker"

Blonde

A blonde was speeding in a 35 mile per hour zone when a local police officer pulled her over and walked up to the car. The officer also happened to be a blonde and she asked for the blonde's driver's license. The driver searched frantically in her purse for a while and finally said to the blonde policewoman, "What does a driver's license look like?" Irritated, the The bartender comes over and, blonde cop said, "You dummy, it's still politely - but more firmly, refuses service to the man due to his got your picture on it!" The blonde inebriation, and again offers to call driver frantically searched her purse again and found a small, rectangular a cab. mirror down at the bottom. She held The biker looks at the bartender it up to her face and said, "Aha! This for a moment angrily, curses, and shows himself out the side door, all must be my driver's license" and the while grumbling and shaking his handed it to the blonde policewoman. The blonde cop head. looked in the mirror, handed it back A few minutes later, he bursts in through the BACK door of the bar. to the driver and said, "You're free He plops himself up on a bar stool, to go. And, if I had known you were a police officer too, we could have gathers his wits and belligerently avoided all of this." orders a drink.


Humor to relieve stress Do you have a motorcycle A man is stranded on a desert island, all alone for ten years. One day, he sees a speck in the horizon. He thinks to himself, "It's not a ship" The speck gets a little closer and he thinks, "It's not a boat" The speck gets even closer and he thinks, "It's not a raft" Then, out of the surf comes this gorgeous blonde woman, wearing a wet suit and scuba gear. She comes up to the guy and she says, "How long has it been since you've had a cigarette?" "Ten years!" he says. She reaches over, unzips a waterproof pocket on her left sleeve and pulls out a pack of fresh cigarettes. He takes one, lights it, takes a long drag and says, "Man, oh man! Is that good!" Then she asks, "How long has it been since you've had a drink of whiskey?" He replies, "Ten years!" She reaches over, unzips her waterproof pocket on the right, pulls out a flask and gives it to him. He takes a long swig and says, "Wow, that's fantastic!" Then she starts unzipping this long zipper that runs down the front of her wet suit and she says to him, "And how long has it been since you've had some REAL fun?" And the man replies, "My God! Don't tell me you've got a motorcycle in there!" Sorry A Blonde Joke A blonde was speeding in a 35 mile per hour zone when a local police officer pulled her over and walked up to the car. The officer also happened to be a blonde and she asked for the blonde's driver's license. The driver searched frantically in her purse for a while and finally said to the blonde policewoman, "What does a driver's license look like?" Irritated, the blonde cop said, "You dummy, it's got your picture on it!" The blonde driver frantically searched her purse again and found a small, rectangular mirror down at the bottom. She held it up to her face and said, "Aha! This must be my driver's license" and handed it to the blonde policewoman. The blonde cop looked in the mirror, handed it back to the driver and said, "You're free to go. And, if I had known you were a police

officer too, we could have avoided all of this."

Now This Is Bad Luck A little guy is sitting in a bar staring at his drink for over an hour. A big ugly biker walks up to the bar, takes the little guy’s drink and gulps it down. Then looks at the little guy as if to say now what you going to do about it. The little guy starts to cry. The big guy says," Ah now I didn't mean to make you cry. I hate to see a man cry." The little guy starts to explain,"I woke up late this morning missed an important meeting, my boss fired me. Went to the parking lot to find somebody stole my car, had no insurance. Left my wallet in the cab I took home, found my wife in bed with another man, and my dog bit me. I came in here trying to get up the courage to kill myself, and now you went and drank the damn potion." He is out on a ride There's a fellow who is an avid rider. Actually he's a motorcycle fanatic. He has not missed a weekend of motorcycle riding in years. Every Saturday and Sunday morning he gets up very early and goes meets his buddies for a nice long ride. On this one morning, he gets up early, dresses quietly, gets his riding gear out of the closet, and goes out to the garage to prepare to leave. While out there it started raining a torrential downpour. There was snow mixed with the rain and the wind is blowing at 40 mph. He comes back into the house and turns the TV to the Weather Channel. From there he finds it's going to be bad weather all day long. So he puts his bike back into the garage and comes back inside. He quietly undresses and slips back into bed where he cuddles up to his wife's back, and whispers, "The weather out there is

terrible." To which she replies, "Can you believe my stupid husband is out riding his bike today?" Unemployment Benefits Billy Bob and Rufus worked together in a Georgia clothing factory and both were laid off. They went to the unemployment office. When asked his occupation, Billy Bob said "Panty Stitcher.. I sew elastic into cotton panties." The clerk looked up "panty stitcher" and noticed it was listed as unskilled labor. She put Billy Bob down to receive $300 a week in unemployment pay. She then asked Rufus what his occupation is and he said "Diesel Fitter" which was listed as skilled labor. Rufus was to be given $600 a week. When Billy Bob found out he was furious. He stormed back into the office to find out why his co-worker got twice the money. The clerk explained that a "Panty Stitcher" is unskilled labor where a "Diesel Fitter" is skilled labor. "What skill," Billy Bob yelled, "I sew the elastic on the panties and Rufus puts them over his head and says "diesel fitter". Louisville? Two guys were riding in a car, arguing about how to say the name of the city that they were in. One said "Louieville" and the other "Louiseville." They went on arguing and arguing, until they came upon a fast-food restaurant. The one guy goes inside and says to the waitress, "Tell me the name of the place where I am right now really, really, really slowly." The waitress goes, "Bur-ger-King."

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See What We Saw A collection of photos from our travels


Readers Ride A trip to Benezette Pa, By Otto Anderson Well , on a recent summer weekend the decision was made to take a ride to see the Elk herd near Benezette Pa. From the New Castle area that makes a nice day trip with a bit of time for beer drinking or rubbernecking. Like any trip you can jump on the boulevard & motor there or putt along a more scenic route. Since we were going to make a day of it the road less traveled was the choice. Rt 108 out of New Castle took us over to Rt 8. A short drive North and you come to Rt 58 in Harrisville. Heading East from there you get some winding sections of the highway before it drops down to the Allegheny River at Foxburg. One stretch along there always brings back a special moment I had. On a previous ride, just before dropping over a little hill I saw less then 50 ft above me I saw an an adult Bald Eagle soaring. What stuck in my mind was the vivid white color of the wings. Every time I crest the knoll , I can see that Eagle gliding . Down along the river is a watering hole that is pretty well known judging by the number of bikes there. The Foxburg Inn is the place I am speaking of and it is always nice to sit by the river for a beer

and a bite to eat. That wasn't the case today as the timing wasn't right. The day was one of those with lots of clouds with sunshine in abundance. I always enjoy watching the clouds and find it interesting to try and dodge the black ones if possible. We slid past a small black one only to get dampened by the gray sky behind it. Didn't dampen our spirits for the ride , especially as the sun was trying to shine while we were getting rained on. Rt 58 goes out of Foxburg and then makes a right up a hill. The quality of the road is not the greatest and the 40 MPH speed limit is just right. Crossing the Clarion River is a pleasant view and only a short distance from the Allegheny . Only a few miles of that to deal with until it turns into Rt 68 and the ride smooths out. Got to chuckle when you see the 12' dairy cow on the right. Shortly after you get on 68. Pretty soon you come to I 80. We got on and rode East to Hazen, Exit 81 ( about 20 miles ). Rt 28N is a pleasant ride into Brockway where we took Rt 219N until Rt 153 goes right towards Rt 255 in Penfield. That stretch is not the smoothest either , but hey we were on a sightseeing trip. You get to see more traveling slower! 255 takes you

right into the Metropolis of Benezette and a friendly little Tavern that has good food & cold drinks. Hit the spot ! Now the problem with a trip like this to see the Elk is the Elk. They are not always cooperative. They tend to be most active and visable in the morning or evening. There are several viewing areas and a real nice visitor center but there is no telling what the Elk will do. They might be in those areas or in amongst the peoples backyards. They might not even be around for your viewing pleasure. Patience may be required ! The photos are from a different trip when they were more cooperative. Once you get up there , it's all good and we like to putt around on back roads just to take it in. Plenty of places to stretch your legs . After getting to see a few of the elusive Elk, we had spent enough time on back roads that we hit the main drag for the journey back. Had a great ride and it's not like you can pick a road devoid of scenery in this part of PA . Ride safe.


Found but never lost A tribute to the many great people and businesses in Western Pennsylvania Western Pennsylvania is home to many unknown, great manufacturers. My goal is to spread the word about as many of them as I can. The first one is on Knievel Cycles in Greenville,Pa. When I started working on sales for The Bikers Trading Post I would come across links on the Internet that said Knievel Cycle in Mercer County. I looked for any information I could on them and couldn't find anything. On one of my trips, I even put the address in my GPS unit and still couldn't find anything. Then, as I was talking to the young man at A. K. Miller Motorcycle Parts and he told me to go see Robbie Knievel's place up the road. Much to my surprise it was the son of famed daredevil/the famous/legend Evil Knievel. Knievel Cycles is the old Chevy dealership in Greenville, Pa. Now you have to realize that at my age, we grew up in a time when Evil Knievel was the king of all daredevils. They would announce for months in advance when he was doing a jump and at that time we would all be glued to the set (in B+W) to watch. He holds 7 of the top 12 highest viewed programs ever based on the percentage of home viewership. Now remember, we only had 3 networks in those days. His 1975 jump at Kings Island is the number one in home viewership ever. His History Channel documentary called Pure Evil is the highest viewed documentary on the History Channel ever. My first question was, “why are you here?” Ok, now I don't know if the very nice lady working there had a warped sense of humor like me, or didn't grasp what I was trying to find out, but her reply was, “because we outgrew our space in Hermitage.” Now I wanted to find out a little more and she introduced me to Rob McCollum .

In talking with Rob, he informed me that Knievel Cycles was formed in New Jersey in 2006 by Robbie Knievel and a couple of friends. In 2008, they opened the manufacturing facility in Hermitage because Rob was from this area and, having experience in manufacturing, he knew that this area had many advantages to any other place in the country. Western Pa. has a low cost of manufacturing with a great labor pool that has a lot of experience. This part of the country is within 500 miles of about 85% of the industry in the U.S., making it easy to get parts and subcontractors. With his connections and experience in manufacturing he was able to put together a great team for the company. The majority of the motorcycle production is exported overseas, but with the oil boom again in Texas and the economy turning a little, they are seeing the market come back on this type of motorcycle. They are working on adding new dealers in the U.S. in addition to a new one in South Florida and Texas. I found a lot that really made them stand out as a leader in the market. At this time they join Victory and Harley Davidson as the only three companies in the U.S. to have whole Vehicle Type Approval from all 27 European Communities and the first one offering custom motorcycles. The EU-03 regulations are the most strict in the world and about 3 times stricter then the California standards. In 2011 they were licensed by the Collegiate Licensing Company to manufacture officially licensed College logo motorcycles and have now signed on with Major League Baseball. Now for the part I liked the best. Their motorcycles are produced with Evil Knievel's belief: “The philosophy

of Evil Knievel was that there is no better country in the world than the United States. We combine the best in American technology and American manufacturing to build a production custom motorcycle unlike any other.” The latest news for Knievel Cycles is a brand new motorcycle that they just finished working on and is named, for a good reason, Diablo. They are categorizing as a Street Tracker and I was told that it is a blast to ride and comes standard with Nitrous Oxide. For some reason they didn't let me take it for a test ride. Watch future issues for the release because I was not allowed to photograph this bike before the official release. They developed the Nitrous Oxide system to accompany the fuel injection system to pass the EU standards. They are using the 80 cubic inch Harley Evo motor enhanced by fuel injection to deliver better horsepower, giving the advantage of having warranty service performed at any Harley Davidson certified shop. Also offered is one-off customs like the Steelers bike, and a Cobra bike that is owned by a local veterinarian. Kristin Knievel,granddaughter of Evil Knievel, will be hosting a new TV show that is currently in production at this time and will be hosted on a new website that will be announced soon, and is in negotiations with some of the networks. To complete their market, they offer a high-quality riding gear, including men’s and women’s apparel, jackets, gloves and more. Go to www.knievelcycles.com for more information Thank you to Rob McCollum for the supplied information.


Rumble on the River


Humor to relieve stress Arthur Davidson in Heaven Arthur Davidson, of the Harley Davidson Motorcycle Corporation died and went to Heaven. At the gates, St. Peter told Arthur, "Since you've been such a good man and your motorcycles have changed the world, your reward is you can hang out with anyone you want in heaven." Arthur thought about it for a minute and then said, "I want to hang out with God." St. Peter took Arthur to the throne room, and introduced him to God. Arthur then asked God, "Hey, aren't you the inventor of woman?" God said, "Oh, yes." "Well," said Arthur, "professional to professional, you have some major design flaws in your invention: There is too much inconsistency in the front-end protrusion. It chatters constantly at high speeds. Most of the rear ends are too soft and wobble too much. The intake is placed way too close to the exhaust, and finally, The maintenance costs are outrageous." "Hmmm, you may have some good points there," replied God, "hold on." God went to his celestial Super Computer, typed in a few words and waited for the results. The computer printed out a slip of paper and God read it. "Well, it may be true that my invention is flawed," God said to Arthur, "but according to these numbers, more men are riding my invention then yours." The Kiss A tough looking group of bikers were out riding when they saw a girl about to jump off a bridge so they stopped. The leader, a big burly man gets off his bike and says, "what are you doing?" "I'm going to commit suicide" she said. While he did not want to appear insensitive, he didn't want to miss an

opportunity so he asked..."well before you jump, why don't you give me a kiss?" So she does.… And it was a long, deep, lingering kiss. After she's finished, the biker says, "Wow! That was the best kiss I have ever had. That's a real talent you are wasting. You could be famous. Why are you committing suicide?" "My parents don't like me dressing up like a girl." HEALTH QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION Q: I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life; is this true? A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that's it... Don't waste them on exercise . Everything wears out eventually. Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer; that's like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it faster. Want to live longer? Take a nap. Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake? A: No, not at all. Wine is made from fruit. Brandy is distilled wine, that means they take the water out of the fruity bit so you get even more of the goodness that way. Beer is also made out of grain. Bottoms up! Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio? A: Well, if you have a body and you have fat, your ratio is one to one. If you have two bodies, your ratio is two to one, etc. Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program? A: Can't think of a single one, sorry. My philosophy is: No pain… Good! Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you? A: You're not listening.… Foods are fried these days in vegetable oil. In fact, they're permeated in it. How could getting more vegetables be bad for you?

Q: Is chocolate bad for me? A: Are you crazy? HELLO Cocoa beans! Another vegetable. It's the best feel-good food around!! Q: Is swimming good for your figure? A: If swimming is good for your figure, explain whales to me. HOW TO CALL THE POLICE WHEN YOU'RE AN OLD BIKER (not that any of y'all are old) Biker George was going up to bed when his wife told him that he'd left the light on in the garden shed, which she could see from the bedroom window. George opened the back door to go turn off the light but saw that there were people in the shed stealing things. He phoned the police, who asked, "Is someone in your house?" and he said "No." Then they said that all patrols were busy, and that he should simply lock his door and an officer would be along when available. George said, "Okay," hung up, counted to 30, and phoned the police again. "Hello, I just called you a few seconds ago because there were people in my shed. Well, you don't have to worry about them now because I've just shot them all." Then he hung up. Within five minutes three police cars, an Armed Response unit, and an ambulance showed up at the Phillips' residence and caught the burglars red-handed. One of the policemen said to George: "I thought you said that you'd shot them!" George said, "I thought you said there was nobody available!" And the thought for the month Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, 'Wow! What a Ride! ~Hunter S. Thompson


Readers Ride A slow ride to Erie Pa by Don. One of my greatest times is taking a nice slow day ride by myself to just go where I want and do what I want and at the pace that I want. This past week was one of them and it was great to just take a day and spend it as Don time. My destination was to head twd. Erie Pa. And just see where things took me. I started early to get a jump on the day. It was a little unseasonably cold with the temperature at 41 clear skys and very damp at about 8:00 a.m. on a Monday morning. I knew it was going to be cold but being in layers and pacing my day I knew it would be a nice day to be out. I wasn’t on the road for more than five minutes when I came across two Jeep Liberty's kissing at an intersection. Maybe they just don't get along with each other. When you look at that as you travel on the road you realize that if they are unable to see each other then how can they ever see us. My favorite road trips are always the road least traveled so on my way to Erie I like to take Rt. 19 and check out all the small towns along the route like Zelienople, Mercer and many of the real small towns like Saegertown and Cambridge Springs. I jumped on to 422 to check out New Castle Harley but I guess I just wasnt thinking about the time because they dont open till 10. In planning the day I didn't get gas before hand because with it being chilly I knew it would give me a good excuse to stop at the Sheetz in Mercer and take a gas and coffee break. I think they plan things like that because about 40 miles up the road there is another Sheetz. Spending a little time at both Sheetz put me running to where

Street Track and Trail was open and I went in to check out what they had on hand. I cant believe the paint jobs on some of the new Harleys. Talking to Mr. Moyer who is one of the sales people there we were looking at a new Harley Street Bob that had the deepest metallic red paint I think I have ever seen. Definitely a nice place to stop along the ride. From there I went back to where 19 hits 322/6 and I go straight on to 98 witch takes you right to the lake. If you follow 98 to Rt 5 and go straight it will take you to Trout Run. I never hit Erie without checking it out there. The Steelhead were just starting to come in to the creek and there were about 25 or 30 in the mouth of the creek. Now this is the reason that I like to go for a ride like this. I had nowhere that I had to be at any time so I could just ramble around at my pace. I stopped at the new Harley Davidson of Erie store and wow what a store that is. They took a grocery store and turned it into a Harley Store. I could just imagine the wild and crazy parties that they could have in that parking lot. Surprisingly for a Monday morning they were busy but the young lady at the front counter took a lot of time with me and explained about the store. They have what looks to me like the largest selection of Harleys in Western Pa. It is definitely a place to stop in Erie if you are ever up there. Leaving Erie Harley I went down to see if there were any fishermen at Walnut Creek fishing on what they call the wall of nuts. There were a few and they were catching a few fish but the thing about the fish is they were really nice. I talked to one couple that had 4 and smallest one was 9 lb 14 oz.

From here I went out to Presque Isle to ride around the park and stop and check things out and do a little walking. This has always been one of my favorite places to go and just kill a day. There is so much to do up at this state park and on a normal week day the crowd is not that busy. I normally have Mondays off so that is the day I like to go to places like this and beat the crowds. The temperature only got up to 61 so hanging out and walking was nice but the wind was still really cold but that was ok I planned on being home around dark. For some reason when I do a road trip I never get to where I wanted to be at the time I planned or get back at the time I planned either. There are just too many places to see, things to do and great food to eat for me to not get detoured along the way. On my way back towards Cranberry I had to stop by a new ( well new to me ) place I heard of and that is JD’s Tap House in Meadeville. When I got there the place was slow which is typical for 7:30 on a Monday night at most bars. But the owners were there and a handfull of customers along with two lovely bartenders. This place is a great friendly stop on any ride, they have 17 beers on tap. I was planing on being home for supper but it was already dark out and I decided I should eat somewhere so back on Rt 19 I stopped at Nate’s and grabbed a burger. I have been there before and the food is always good. Well now so much for being home before dark it was 10:30 when I pulled in. This is my kind of day. When you have nowhere to be and you can just ramble around. I sent along a few pictures hopefully they can be used. Please see photos on next page


Humor to relieve stress WOMEN A real woman is a man's best friend. She will never stand him up and never let him down. She will reassure him when he feels insecure and comfort him after a bad day. She will inspire him to do things he never thought he could do; to live without fear and forget regret. She will enable him to express his deepest emotions, and give in to his most intimate desires. She will make sure he always feels as though he's the most handsome man in the room and will enable him to be the most confident, sexy, seductive and invincible... No wait... Sorry. I'm thinking of beer. It's beer that does all that shit. Never mind. A solution to all of your drinking troubles Symptom: Drinking fails to give satisfaction and taste; shirt front is wet. Fault: Mouth not open or glass being applied to wrong part of face. Solution: Buy another pint and practice in front of a mirror. Continue with as many pints as necessary until drinking technique is perfect. Symptom: Drinking fails to give satisfaction and taste; beer unusually pale and clear. Fault: Glass is empty. Solution: Find someone who will buy you another pint. Symptom: Feet cold and wet. Fault: Glass being held at incorrect angle. Solution: Turn glass so that open end is pointing at ceiling. Symptom: Feet warm and wet. Fault: Loss of self-control. Solution: Go and stand beside near

Send us your favorite joke to est dog - After a while complain to its owner about its lack of house training. Symptom: Bar blurred. Fault: You are looking through the bottom of your empty glass. Solution: Find someone who will buy you another pint. Symptom: Bar swaying. Fault: Air turbulence unusually high - maybe due to darts match in progress. Solution: Insert broom handle down back of jacket. Symptom: Bar moving. Fault: You are being carried out. Solution: Find out if you are being taken to another bar - if not complain loudly that you are being hi-jacked. Symptom: The opposite wall is covered in ceiling tiles and has a fluorescent strip across it. Fault: You have fallen over backwards. Solution: If glass is still full, and no one is standing on your drinking arm, stay put. If not, get someone to lift you up and lash you to the bar. Symptom: Everything has gone dim and you have a mouth full of teeth and dog-ends. Fault: You have fallen over forwards. Solution: Same as for falling over backwards. Symptom: You have woken up to find your bed cold, hard and wet. You cannot see your bedroom walls or ceiling. Fault: You have spent the night in the gutter. Solution: Check your watch to see if its opening time - if not treat yourself to a lie in. Symptom: Everything has gone dim. Fault: The pub is closing. Solution: Panic.

thebikerstradingpost@gmail.com Social Security A retired gentleman went to the social security office to apply for Social Security. The woman behind the counter asked him for his driver's license to verify his age. He looked in his pockets and realized he had left his wallet at home. He told the woman that he was very sorry but he seemed to have left his wallet at home. "I will have to go home and come back later." The woman says, "Unbutton your shirt." So he opens his shirt revealing curly silver hair. She says, "That silver hair on your chest is proof enough for me" and she processed his Social Security application. When he gets home, the man excitedly tells his wife about his experience at the social security office. She says, "You should have dropped your pants. You might have gotten disability too. Happy Birthday "Did you hear about the fellow that was talking to his buddy, when he said, "I don't know what to get my wife for her birthday. She has everything, and besides, she can afford to buy anything she wants. So, I'm stumped." His buddy said, "I have an idea. Why don't you make up a certificate that says she can have two hours of great sex, any way she wants it. She'll probably be thrilled!" So the first fella did just that. The next day his buddy asked, "Well, did you take my suggestion? How did it turn out?" "She loved it. She jumped up, thanked me, kissed me on the mouth, and ran out the door yelling, 'I'll see you in two hours'."


Featured in this months calendar centerfold 2012 Cory Ness Signature Series Victory Cross Country


Mines and Meadows. I grew up a country boy on a small farm near McConnells Mills. Most of the people I have dealt with with over time were middle class working in the mills, strip mines and farms. The people that I knew that rode motorcycles were also the people that had off road vehicles,guns, and pickup trucks. Last week I had a meeting with a superintendent of a high school and in talking with him I found out he rode. I went to the car and brought him in one of the magazines to review. As he was looking through it he brought up that he also was into hunting riding trails on his 4-wheeler and had a pick up truck. So that brings us to this piece. This time of year and over the next few months many of us are looking for something that can still give us the thrill of a ride. With it getting harder and harder to find good trails to ride on private land and the cost of driving up to the State trails getting higher there are now some other options. Bob Svihra came up with a real unique one. Mines and Meadows ATV riding resort in Wampum Pa that is just off Rt 18 and only minutes from the Pa Turnpike and Rt 376. For $25.00 you can spend the day

riding on about 75 miles of trails on more then 650 acres. Not only can you ride in the fields and woods there is also the remains of an oval race track that allows you to climb the banks as you race around that track. But the real draw that makes this different from any other place to ride is that they lease some land off Underland Development Corporation that owned the former Snow Top Mushroom Mine. Riders are permitted to drive through the back side of the mine where there is an underground lake, total darkness and many surprises. The entrance to the mine is made of stacked railroad ties and is just big enough to fit an ATV through. Inside the mine it is a constant 55 degrees which is a nice change from the heat in the summer and the cold during the winter. Also on the property is the remains of a 25 room mansion that was built in 1910 by D.M.Kirk who constructed Crescent Portland Cement Co that became Medusa Cement Company and is now CEMEX that was destroyed by a fire in December of 1974. All riders here must have a valid drivers licenses and provide proof of insurance and, with a change in a state law in 2004 that is granted to ATV parks, fall into the same cate-

gory as ski resorts with assumed risk by participants, who must sign a waiver. Svihra has invested nearly $2 million into this project , being driven by a love for the sport and a desire to pass along some of the joy of a sport that others might not have the opportunity to enjoy. I talked to several people that have been riding at the Mines and Meadows and they all gave high reviews of the trails. With gently rolling hills, to the hill climbs and the ability to run from easy to rough trails, it is a great place where you don't have to worry about being on private property and the trails are very well marked. Also some of the people are not interested in riding in the mines but for those that are a little more adventurous it is an opportunity to see things that you have never seen before and ride a ride that you could never experience. Mines and Meadows is located at 1307 Old Route 18 Wampum Pa 16157 724-535-6026 www.minesandmeadows.com


Oil Change instructions for Women: 1) Pull up to Jiffy Lube or Wall-Mart when the mileage reaches 3000 miles since the last oil change. There is a sticker on the windshield that says when to do this. 2) Drink a cup of coffee 3) 15 minutes later, write a check and leave with a properly maintained vehicle. Money spent: Oil Change: $20.00 Coffee:$1.00 Total:$21.00 Oil Change instructions for Men: 1) Wait until Saturday, drive to auto parts store and buy a case of oil, filter, kitty litter, hand cleaner and a scented tree, write a check for $50.00. 2) Stop by 7/11 and buy a case of beer, write a check for $20, drive home. 3) Open a beer and drink it. 4) Spend 30 minutes looking for jack stands. 5) Find jack stands under kid's pedal car. 6) In frustration, open another beer and drink it. 7) Place drain pan under engine. 8) Look for 9/16 box end wrench. 9) Give up and use crescent wrench. 10)Unscrew drain plug. 11)Drop drain plug in pan of hot oil: splash hot oil on you in process. Cuss. 12)Crawl out from under car to wipe hot oil off of face and arms.Throw kitty litter on spilled oil. 13)Have another beer while watching oil drain. 14)Spend 30 minutes looking for oil filter wrench. 15)Give up; crawl under car and hammer a screwdriver through oil filter and twist off. 16)Crawl out from under car with dripping oil filter splashing oil everywhere from holes. Cleverly hide old oil filter among trash in trash can to avoid environmental penalties. Drink a beer. 17)Install new oil filter making sure to apply a thin coat of oil to gasket surface.

18)Dump first quart of fresh oil into engine. 19)Remember drain plug from step 11. 20)Hurry to find drain plug in drain pan. 21)Drink beer. 22)Discover that first quart of fresh oil is now on the floor. Throw kitty litter on oil spill 23)Get drain plug back in with only a minor spill. Drink beer. 24)Crawl under car getting kitty litter into eyes. Wipe eyes with oily rag used to clean drain plug. Slip with stupid crescent wrench tightening drain plug and bang knuckles on frame removing any excess skin between knuckles and frame. 25)Begin cussing fit. 26)Throw stupid crescent wrench. 27)Cuss for additional 5 minutes because wrench hit bowling trophy. 28)Beer. 29)Clean up hands and bandage as required to stop blood flow. 30)Beer. 31)Dump in five fresh quarts of oil. 32)Beer. 33) Lower car from jack stands. 34)Move car back to apply more kitty litter to fresh oil spilled during any missed steps. 35)Beer. 36)Test drive car. 37)Get pulled over: arrested for driving under the influence. 38)Car gets impounded. 39)Call loving wife, make bail. 40)12 hours later, get car from impound yard. Money spent: Parts: $50.00 DUI:$2500.00 Impound fee:$75.00 Bail:$1500.00 Beer:$20.00 2-Year DUI Insurance: $8,000.00 Total:$12,145.00 But you know the job was done right


And all this time I thought my GPS unit wanted to kill me. Ever since I bought my GPS unit I thought it wanted to kill me. I started doing sales for The Bikers Trading Post and things really started going crazy. I was in Venango county driving along a country road with no guard rail and about a two hundred foot cliff on the right and the GPS unit started really screaming turn right now. This GPS unit was really good at taking me through every trailer park where when I got in there was no where to even turn around. I was in Pittsburgh the other day and it ran me through every ghetto that was in a fifty mile radius. I never realized but after spending time in Crawford county the GPS unit can ask if you want to take dirt roads or paved roads. I tell it paved and it still takes me down every dirt road it can find. I went to the Rumble on the river in Tionesta this year and it ran me down a dirt road that I don't think was even

one lane. I come to the intersection and there is a highway about half a mile from where the event is being held. It will send me the wrong way down busy one way streets and try to turn me into the jersey barriers. But after coming back from Pittsburgh I had it programmed to take me home and I decided to stop at Lutz’s Leathers on the way home so I turned left instead of right and that is where I figured out the problem. The GPS unit screamed at me “turn right you dumb shit� At that point I realized the problem. You see, when I programmed the unit it gave a choice of voices you could use as to a guy or a girl. Of course I chose a girl. Then you had a choice of accent that you wanted them to have and I chose none. And last, you could pick one of about ten names for the GPS unit. Well me with my warped sense of humor I chose my ex wife's name. So there is the problem. When it yells at me it

sounds just like ma and I think she always had it in the back of her mind to try and kill me to. Tell us. The things I have seen and the people I have met on the road to publish this magazine has really been a trip. We are blessed to be in such an area with rich culture, wonderful talented people and sights that are superior to anywhere. If you took a ride this past year anywhere cool, please send us a few photos and a short story about your trip. This is the time of year where we are sitting around a little more and it is nice to think of places that we want to go to next summer giving, us time to start planning ahead. If you have photos of your bike with or without you and/or your riding partner and you would like to see them published please e-mail them to thebikerstradingpost@gma il.com


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Shannon’s Irish Claddagh tattoo, meaning love, loyalty and friendship. This is my favorite symbol and is very special to me Kira is the model of the month and her Tattoo says love never fails in Italian Amelia would also like to be a model of the month. Please let us know if you want to see her. The meaning behind my tattoo is for my mom. She passed away suddenly on may 25, 2009. I have to 2 sparrows/swallows on my shoulders, and one in my sleeve, representing me, mom, and my brother. and 2 fish for my little ones. I have a "mom heart" in there, and the name of her favorite poem and an excerpt of her favorite poem on the inside of my arm. The poems name is pilot officer is written on the airplane. Luke Choco

Micky’s Tattoo

Micky’s Tattoo

Barbie. I got the tattoo for the 5 year anniversary of my mother's passing as a memorial of her. The eyes are my son's eyes, the face is my mom's face and the lips are Angelina Jolie's. (It was a toss up between her and Liv Tyler).


Neighborhood Hazard By Anonymous I never dreamed slowly cruising through a residential neighborhood could be so incredibly dangerous! Studies have shown that motorcycling requires more decisions per second, and more sheer data processing than nearly any other common activity or sport. The reactions and accurate decision making abilities needed have been likened to the reactions of fighter pilots! The consequences of bad decisions or poor situational awareness are pretty much the same for both groups too. Occasionally, as a rider I have caught myself starting to make bad or late decisions while riding. In flight training, my instructors called this being “behind the power curve”. It is a mark of experience that when this begins to happen, the rider recognizes the situation, and more importantly, does something about it. A short break, a meal, or even a gas stop can set things right again as it gives the brain a chance to catch up. Good, accurate, and timely decisions are essential when riding a motorcycle…at least if you want to remain among the living. In short, the brain needs to keep up with the machine. I had been banging around the roads of east Texas and as I headed back into Dallas, found myself in very heavy, high-speed traffic on the freeways. Normally, this is not a problem, I commute in these conditions daily, but suddenly I was nearly run down by a cage that decided it needed my lane more than I did. This is not normally a big deal either, as it happens around here often, but usually I can accurately predict which drivers are not paying attention and avoid them before we are even close. This one I missed

seeing until it was nearly too late, and as I took evasive action I nearly broadsided another car that I was not even aware was there!

“Die you gravy-sucking, heathen scum!” as the leap was spectacular and he flew over the windshield and impacted me squarely in the chest.

Two bad decisions and insufficient situational awareness…all within seconds. I was behind the power curve. Time to get off the freeway.

Instantly he set upon me. If I did not know better I would have sworn he brought twenty of his little buddies along for the attack. Snarling, hissing, and tearing at my clothes, he was a frenzy of activity. As I was dressed only in a light t-shirt, summer riding gloves, and jeans this was a bit of a cause for concern. This furry little tornado was doing some damage!

I hit the next exit, and as I was in an area I knew pretty well, headed through a few big residential neighborhoods as a new route home. As I turned onto the nearly empty streets I opened the visor on my full-face helmet to help get some air. I figured some slow riding through the quiet surface streets would give me time to relax, think, and regain that “edge” so frequently required when riding. Little did I suspect… As I passed an oncoming car, a brown furry missile shot out from under it and tumbled to a stop immediately in front of me. It was a squirrel, and must have been trying to run across the road when it encountered the car. I really was not going very fast, but there was no time to brake or avoid it—it was that close. I hate to run over animals…and I really hate it on a motorcycle, but a squirrel should pose no danger to me. I barely had time to brace for the impact. Animal lovers, never fear. Squirrels can take care of themselves! Inches before impact, the squirrel flipped to his feet. He was standing on his hind legs and facing the oncoming Valkyrie with steadfast resolve in his little beady eyes. His mouth opened, and at the last possible second, he screamed and leapt! I am pretty sure the scream was squirrel for, “Banzai!” or maybe,

Picture a large man on a huge black and chrome cruiser, dressed in jeans, a t-shirt, and leather gloves puttering maybe 25mph down a quiet residential street…and in the fight of his life with a squirrel. And losing. I grabbed for him with my left hand and managed to snag his tail. With all my strength I flung the evil rodent off the left of the bike, almost running into the right curb as I recoiled from the throw. That should have done it. The matter should have ended right there. It really should have. The squirrel could have sailed into one of the pristinely kept yards and gone on about his business, and I could have headed home. No one would have been the wiser. But this was no ordinary squirrel. This was not even an ordinary pissed-off squirrel. This was an evil attack squirrel of death! Somehow he caught my gloved finger with one of his little hands, and with the force of the throw swung around and with a resounding thump and an amazing impact he landed square on my back and resumed his rather anti-social and ex-


tremely distracting activities. He also managed to take my left glove with him! The situation was not improved. Not improved at all. His attacks were continuing, and now I could not reach him.I was startled to say the least. The combination of the force of the throw, only having one hand (the throttle hand) on the handlebars, and my jerking back unfortunately put a healthy twist through my right hand and into the throttle. A healthy twist on the throttle of a Valkyrie can only have one result. Torque. This is what the Valkyrie is made for, and she is very, very good at it. The engine roared as the front wheel left the pavement. The squirrel screamed in anger. The Valkyrie screamed in ecstasy. I screamed in…well…I just plain screamed. Now picture a large man on a huge black and chrome cruiser, dressed in jeans, a slightly squirrel torn tshirt, and only one leather glove roaring at maybe 70mph and rapidly accelerating down a quiet residential street…on one wheel and with a demonic squirrel on his back. The man and the squirrel are both screaming bloody murder. With the sudden acceleration I was forced to put my other hand back on the handlebars and try to get control of the bike. This was leaving the mutant squirrel to his own devices, but I really did not want to crash into somebody’s tree, house, or parked car. Also, I had not yet figured out how to release the throttle…my brain was just simply overloaded. I did manage to mash the back brake, but it had little affect against the massive power of the big cruiser.

About this time the squirrel decided that I was not paying sufficient attention to this very serious battle (maybe he is a Scottish attack squirrel of death), and he came around my neck and got IN my full-face helmet with me. As the faceplate closed partway and he began hissing in my face I am quite sure my screaming changed tone and intensity. It seemed to have little affect on the squirrel however. The rpm’s on The Dragon maxed out (I was not concerned about shifting at the moment) and her front end started to drop. Now picture the large man on the huge black and chrome cruiser, dressed in jeans, a very ragged torn t-shirt, and wearing one leather glove, roaring at probably 80mph, still on one wheel, with a large puffy squirrel’s tail sticking out his mostly closed full-face helmet. By now the screams are probably getting a little hoarse. Finally I got the upper hand…I managed to grab his tail again, pulled him out of my helmet, and slung him to the left as hard as I could. This time it worked…sort-of. Spectacularly sort-of, so to speak. Picture the scene. You are a cop. You and your partner have pulled off on a quiet residential street and parked with your windows down to do some paperwork. Suddenly a large man on a huge black and chrome cruiser, dressed in jeans, a torn t-shirt flapping in the breeze, and wearing one leather glove, moving at probably 80mph on one wheel, and screaming bloody murder roars by and with all his strength throws a live squirrel grenade directly into your police car. I heard screams. They weren't mine...

I managed to get the big motorcycle under directional control and dropped the front wheel to the ground. I then used maximum braking and skidded to a stop in a cloud of tire smoke at the stop sign at a busy cross street. I would have returned to fess up (and to get my glove back). I really would have. Really. But for two things. First, the cops did not seem interested or the slightest bit concerned about me at the moment. One of them was on his back in the front yard of the house they had been parked in front of and was rapidly crabbing backwards away from the patrol car. The other was standing in the street and was training a riot shotgun on the police cruiser. So the cops were not interested in me. They often insist to “let the professionals handle it” anyway. That was one thing. The other? Well, I swear I could see the squirrel, standing in the back window of the patrol car among shredded and flying pieces of foam and upholstery, and shaking his little fist at me. I think he was shooting me the finger… That is one dangerous squirrel. And now he has a patrol car… I took a deep breath, turned on my turn-signal, made an easy right turn, and sedately left the neighborhood. As for my easy and slow drive home? Screw it. Faced with a choice of 80mph cars and inattentive drivers, or the evil, demonic, attack squirrel of death… I’ll take my chances with the freeway. Every time. And I’ll buy myself a new pair of gloves.


Indoor Bike Night at JD’s Tap House What can a fun-loving biker do in Western Pa on a cold November night? Well leave it up to Dan and Michelle at JD’s Tap House to come up with something fun, creative, and just down right crazy. I had the pleasure of attending their indoor bike night on the 17th of November that also included three birthdays for Shawn, Sam and Dan from JD’sTap House and consisted of 115 candles in forest fire formation on cupcakes. The gang in Meadville can really pull of a fun night with a DJ, bike games with prizes, a new exotic drink menu and 34 beers on tap including a lot of craft beers that I have never heard of. Oh and you can’t forget the food and hot barmaids. The night started off with what looked like a forest fire in the back of the trolley car when they lit candles on cupcakes for all three birthday boys at the same time. By the time they got the last of the candles lit the first ones lit were pretty melted down. After blowing out the forest fire of candles it was announced to let the games begin. They started out with the Slow Ride race but they were using the smallest two wheelers that I have ever seen. In the

beginning I was looking for a good vantage point to get a few photos of the race when one of the racers took off down the road on the bike. I could just imagine someone driving down the road and being passed by a large full grown man on a bicycle made for a three year old. After a few minutes he returned and the races began. The races went off without too much problems except for two people. I think Michelle purposely tried to take Dan out on their try. With a full crowd watching it was determined that the slowest person there was Shawn. This event was held in the parking lot so when it was over it was time to head back inside to a full house for warmth and a little more alcohol to get the blood flowing. Next we had the Pole and Roll race. Now in watching this I am wondering how the human race continues. In this race the girl puts a roll of toilet paper between her legs and the guy has a plunger between his and he has to stick the handle of the plunger in the tube of the roll of toilet paper and they have to walk down to the finish line with the first one reaching it being the winner. Oh and no hands are allowed to be used. This made for some great laughs and created a little ani-

mosity between a few couples as their performance was evaluated. In the end when it was all said and done Sam and Autumn were the winners. As you know, practice makes for a better chance of winning so I think I am going to find a partner for next time and spend a lot of time practicing. Last before I left was the Weenie Bite contest. Now this is a little different than the weenie bite contests than you normally see. What they do is the guy pushes the girl on a tiny tri-cycle under the hot dog and the winner is the girl that can bite the biggest piece of the hot dog. Now this has to be the tiniest tri-cycle that I have ever seen. Once again, things were a little crazy and went off smoothly except for one couple. I think this time Dan was out for revenge from the first race and Michelle ended up being a casualty in this game. On purpose or by accident I am not going to say but it did seem a little fishy. Michelle ended up crashed on the ground with everyone just standing around laughing. The winner of the weenie bite was Steve and Tammie. The crew in Meadville and at JD’s Tap House really know how to have a great time and I look forward to spending time up there again.


Renting and test driving the Can-Am Spyder I was on the phone one day with Jeff Richards and he was telling me that Leisure Time Powersports was now renting out the Can-Am Spiders. So with that said, I did a little research and then went up and talked to Jeff about it. He was able to tell me a lot about their history and answer any questions that I had from the little research I did before going up there.

Now this really intrigued me because I know most of you all have seen these bikes on the street, but I would be afraid to buy something that I wasn't real sure about. Everyone I talked to who has bought one after owning a conventional motorcycle has said it will take a little while of riding to get used to it and comfortable riding it. The Spyders are fairly new, with the first one with the serial number of 001 being delivered to Jay Leno’s garage in Burbank, California in October of 2007.

foot. Their anti-lock brake system works independently to prevent any of the wheels to lock up. Now for the important part of a test ride. From a stop, I found the Spyder to be very fast and the transmission shifts easily. I read claims of 0 to 60 in 4.5 seconds. I had no ability to time myself but it did get out there and move. At 70 mph when you hit the gas it will still get up and move. Steering is a lot different because you do not lean and to steer it is more like turning a car, or even a little more like steering a four wheeler. That seemed a little odd but after about 10 miles an a semi windy road it becomes natural.

the feel before you decide wether or not this is the bike for you. Leisure Time Powersports is now also renting trailers to pull behind your bike. Say you will be taking a trip and want to have a trailer to pull but cant justify the price of buying one for just one trip. This is the perfect solution, rent it, use it, return it, and forget about it.

Now for my true opinion on this bike. I liked the ride. It had plenty of power for on the street and was very easy to handle. The steering I think I could get used to real easy Now in getting ready for a test and like many of us as we get ride there were several things that older it would be nice to not have I like about the Spyder and a few to worry about holding up a bike. The rider sits in a very upright things that I didn't. There is a As I said it was a very comfortable learning curve before you become position and it comes stock with real comfortable with this vehicle. floorboards, so it was an extremely ride and I could see it as a great The Can-Am Spider is bike for trips. I think the only comfortable ride and it has to be First is the clutchless semimanufactured by Bombardier thing I didn’t like about is that Recreational Products (BRP). This automatic transmission. With this the smoothest bike I have ever been on. It has a width of about 60 everything on it is computer you do not let off the gas when vehicle is a motorcycle that has controlled. However, this is a inches so it took little while to you shift gears with your left two wheels up front for steering find a comfortable position on the problem with all of the new bikes, and a single rear drive wheel. It is thumb. After shifting with a and cars. conventional bike it is a little hard road. I think for someone with similar in layout to a modern stability issues this would be a to get used to. Then the Can-Am snowmobile. The Spyder comes Now is this a bike for me? At great plus and with the smooth downshifts by itself as you slow from its assembly line in Valcourt, this time I say no, but the more I ride it would be great for an older Quebec and uses the 998cc 100hp down or go up a hill. Also, I am think about it, I have no time to person that wants to keep riding or not used to having a reverse on a BRP-Rotax engine produced by ride anymore because I am always someone older who is just starting BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG, bike. Next is the steering, I felt carrying too much with me. With to ride. like it was more like steering a a subsidiary of BRP, they are the saddlebags and a large trunk four wheeler then on a motorcycle located in Gunskirchen, Austria. Ok now back to the rental of the up front there are many times it In addition to the Spyder, some of and that would take a little while Can-Am Spyders. If you think you would work. Many times I have to get used to. In cornering, the BRP’s lineup of equipment they thought that a side car would be like them but are not sure if you Spyder remains extremely stable build is Ski-Doo Snowmobiles, the answer, but this opens up a want to drop that much cash thanks to its standard stability Sea-Doo Watercraft, Lynx whole new world. because your’e not sure if this is system. They are using the same Snowmobiles, Can-Am Side-bybasic Bosch ESP chassis stability the bike for you, then you can rent Side Vehicles and Evinrude one for a few days and they will system that is used in many cars. Outboard Engines along with the credit you part of the rental Taking a hard turn in a trike can Rotax Engines. Rotax also towards the purchase price. This is manufactures aircraft engines that easily lift a rear wheel, where with a great way to try before you buy this stability control it is almost appeal to aviation enthusiasts and not just a simple test ride. impossible. because of their performance, Renting for a full weekend will reliability, low fuel consumption Braking the Spider is controlled give you the chance to really get and affordability. Bring in this ad for extra 5% by one brakean pedal using theoff rightat either store. Installation not included.


Leisure Time Powersports

Jeff Richards and Catlin Pondel in front of Leisure Time Powersports at 729 E. Columbus Ave. In Corry Pa. 814-664-4606.

Bike Night at The Beer Garden

This has to be one of the have their bike night on low 90s so it was great to walk through at one point bar still serving their regumost relaxed bike nights Thursdays from 6 to 9. be in the shade and not and counted almost 300 lar menu. At the outdoor that there is in the Western They have a very large out- standing on pavement. I bikes. bar they had some great Pa region. The Beer Gardoor setting with an exhave no idea how many Jamie has a great place up Miller specials and two reden is located at 2399 tremely large gazebo for bikes made it up that night there and for food they ally cute Miller Girls workOneida Valley Rd. (RT 38) the music and beer. The because they were at a con- have a caterer doing food ing the crowd (See photo Bring in this ad for an extra 5% off at either store. Installation not included. In Petrolia Pa. and they high that day was in the stant in and out, but I did a on the grill along with the above).


Bike Night at the Southland Quaker Steak and Lube


How to rope a deer Some recommendations by Anonymous I had this idea that I was going to rope a deer, put it in a stall, feed it up on corn for a couple of weeks, then kill it and eat it. The first step in this adventure was getting a deer. I figured that since they congregated at my cattle feeder and do not seem to have much fear of me when we are there (a bold one will sometimes come right up and sniff at the bags of feed while I am in the back of the truck not 4 feet away) that it should not be difficult to rope one, get up to it and toss a bag over its head (to calm it down) then hog tie it and transport it home. I filled the cattle feeder then hid down at the end with my rope. The cattle, who had seen the roping thing before, stayed well back. They were not having any of it. After about 20 minutes my deer showed up…3 of them. I picked out a likely looking one, stepped out from the end of the feeder, and threw my rope. The deer just stood there and stared at me. I wrapped the rope around my waist and twisted the end so I would have a good hold. The deer still just stood and stared at me, but you could tell it was mildly concerned about the whole rope situation. I took a step towards it. It took a step away. I put a little tension on the rope and received an education. The first thing that I learned is that while a deer may just stand there looking at you funny while you rope it, they are spurred to action when you start pulling on that rope. That deer EXPLODED. The second thing I learned is that pound for pound, a deer is a LOT stronger than a cow or a colt. A cow or a colt in that weight range I could fight down with a rope with some dignity. A deer, no chance. That thing ran and bucked and twisted and pulled. There was no controlling it and certainly no getting close to it. As it jerked me off my feet and started dragging me across the ground, it occurred to me that having a deer on a rope was not nearly as good an idea as I originally imagined. The only up side is that they do not have as much stamina as many animals. A brief 10 minutes later, it was tired and not nearly as quick to jerk me off my feet and drag me when I managed to get up. It took me a few minutes to realize this, since I was mostly blinded by the blood flowing out of the big gash in my head. At that point I had lost my taste for corn fed venison. I just wanted to get that devil creature off the end of that rope. I figured if I just let it go with the rope hanging around its neck, it would likely die slow and painfully somewhere. At the time, there was no love at

all between me and that deer. At that moment, I hated the thing and I would venture a guess that the feeling was mutual. Despite the gash in my head and the several large knots where I had cleverly arrested the deer's momentum by bracing my head against various large rocks as it dragged me across the ground, I could still think clearly enough to recognize that there was a small chance that I shared some tiny amount of responsibility for the situation we were in, so I didn't want the deer to have to suffer a slow death. I managed to get it lined up to back in between my truck and the feeder…a little trap I had set beforehand. Kind of like a squeeze chute. I got it to back in there and started moving up so I could get my rope back. Did you know that deer bite? They do! I never in a million years would have thought that a deer would bite somebody so I was very surprised when I reached up there to grab that rope and the deer grabbed hold of my wrist. Now, when a deer bites you, it is not like being bit by a horse where they just bite you and then let go. A deer bites you and shakes its head…almost like a pit bull. They bite HARD and it hurts. The proper thing to do when a deer bites you is probably to freeze and draw back slowly. I tried screaming and shaking instead. My method was ineffective. It seems like the deer was biting and shaking for several minutes, but it was likely only several seconds. I, being smarter than a deer (though you may be questioning that claim by now) tricked it. While I kept it busy tearing the bejesus out of my right arm, I reached up with my left hand and pulled that rope loose. That was when I got my final lesson in deer behavior for the day. Deer will strike at you with their front feet. They rear right up on their back feet and strike right about head and shoulder level, and their hooves are surprisingly sharp. I learned a long time ago that when an animal like a horse strikes at you with their hooves and you can't get away easily, the best thing to do is try to make a loud noise and make an aggressive move towards the animal. This will usually cause them to back down a bit so you can escape. This was not a horse. This was a deer, so obviously such trickery would not work. In the course of a millisecond I devised a different strategy. I screamed like woman and tried to turn and run. The reason I had always been told NOT to try to turn and run from a horse that paws at you is that there is a good chance that it will hit you in the back of the head. Deer may not be so different from horses after all, besides being twice as strong and three times as evil, because the second I turned to run, it hit me right in the back of the head and knocked me down.

Now when a deer paws at you and knocks you down it does not immediately leave. I suspect it does not recognize that the danger has passed. What they do instead is paw your back and jump up and down on you while you are laying there crying like a little girl and covering your head. I finally managed to crawl under the truck and the deer went away. Now for the local legend. I was pretty beat up. My scalp was split open, I had several large goose eggs, my wrist was bleeding pretty good and felt broken (it turned out to be just badly bruised) and my back was bleeding in a few places, though my insulated canvas jacket had protected me from most of the worst of it. I drove to the nearest place, which was the co-op. I got out of the truck, covered in blood and dust and looking like hell. The guy who ran the place saw me through the window and came running out yelling "what happened" I have never seen any law in the state of Kansas that would prohibit an individual from roping a deer. I suspect that this is an area that they have overlooked entirely. Knowing, as I do, the lengths to which law enforcement personnel will go to exercise their power, I was concerned that they may find a way to twist the existing laws to paint my actions as criminal. I swear….not wanting to admit that I had done something monumentally stupid played no part in my response. I told him "I was attacked by a deer.” I did not mention that at the time I had a rope on it. The evidence was all over my body. Deer prints on the back of my jacket where it had stomped all over me and a large deer print on my face where it had struck me there. I asked him to call somebody to come get me…I didn't think I could make it home on my own. He did. Later that afternoon, a game warden showed up at my house and wanted to know about the deer attack. Surprisingly, deer attacks are a rare thing and wildlife and parks was interested in the event. I tried to describe the attack as completely and accurately as I could…I was filling the grain hopper and this deer came out of nowhere and just started kicking the hell out of me and BIT me. It was obviously rabid or insane or something. EVERYBODY for miles around knows about the deer attack (the guy at the co-op has a big mouth). For several weeks people dragged their kids in the house when they saw deer around and the local ranchers carried rifles when they filled their feeders. I have told several people the story, but NEVER anybody around here. I have to see these people every day and as an outsider…a "city folk"…I have enough trouble fitting in without them snickering behind my back and whispering "there is the dumbass that tried to rope the deer.


Know your rights by Attorney Grant C. Travis

“The Most Important Motorcycle Purchase Ever: Your Insurance” If you own a motorcycle choose your insurance wisely. Many people think of motorcycle insurance as just another bill. Moreover, many motorcycle owners believe they only need insurance to fix the chrome on the bike should an accident occur. Unfortunately, there are not a lot of minor motorcycle accidents. If you or a family member are seriously injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, insurance choices that you made prior to the accident will absolutely dictate, and all too often limit your right to recover money damages. The most important insurance for safeguarding you and your family involves the underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage. Always purchase this coverage. If you are injured or killed in a crash and the at-fault driver is inadequately insured, you or your estate can make a claim against your underinsured motorist coverage. Keep in mind that the minimum liability coverage in Pennsylvania is a measly $15,000.00. If your injury claim is worth $100,000.00 and you failed to purchase underinsured motorist coverage, you are stuck with only the $15,000.00 offered by the at-fault driver’s insurance. If you are seriously injured and cannot work for a period of time, you can see the importance of this coverage. Uninsured motorist coverage allows you to make a claim against your own insurance coverage if you are injured by an uninsured driver. You would be surprised at the number of irresponsible uninsured drivers on our roads. In sum, underinsured and uninsured coverage allow you to insure yourself and your family against inadequately insured and uninsured drivers on our roads. I recommend you purchase at a bare minimum no less than $100,000.00 in underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage, and I recommend even higher limits if you can afford it. What if your injuries took away your ability to work for the rest of your life? If you can afford it, purchase $250,000, $500,000 or $1,000,000 in underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage. Finally, if you insure more than one motorcycle be sure to tell your agent that you wish to “stack” the underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage. This allows you to effectively increase your coverage by a multiple equal to the number of motorcycles insured on your policy. You should also be sure to purchase stacking on your automobile policy. If done properly you may be able to recover additional underinsured or uninsured coverage from your motor vehicle policy as well. Purchasing motorcycle insurance is critically important to safeguarding you and your family. As you choose your motorcycle insurance remember that what matters the most is insuring yourself in case of a cracked head, rather than just a cracked taillight. -Attorney Grant C. Travis The enclosed column was supplied by Attorney Grant C. Travis with offices in Erie 814-455-3839, Edinboro 814-734-6076 and Warren 814-723-6120 Watch for more informative information to be supplied by him in future issues.Bring in this ad for an extra 5% off at

Bike Night at Buffalo Wild Wings Erie Pa. Wednesday night is bike night at Buffalo Wild Wings in Erie Pa. . I went up on a normal warm Wednesday night to be greeted by high winds and a chill in the air that made ya wish you brought a jacket. That didn't keep the people of Erie home because it wasn't long before the parking lot was full and people were parking their bikes along the road. I had a great time B.S.ing with a lot of people up there and registered about 100 more people for The Bikers Trading Post’s Fun Run motorcycle giveaway. This event is sponsored by Harley-Davidson of Erie.

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How to cure the Winter Time Blues. On the Saturday after Christmas I took my son an a short day trip to Ravenna, Ohio to meet up with Bear from Bear’s Vintage Metalworks. I have been past there several times because we do a hot air balloon event every year in Ravenna. I have also seen some of his flyers and information at different events in the area. We knew this was a truly friendly place when we were greeted by a friendly canine and his wife offered everyone cookies. Another thing that states that this is a very friendly place are the photos lining the display cases of their regular customers (and a few hot chicks) that frequent Bear’s It was a great experience to meet Bear, his wife Sharon and the crew who works there. Bear claims to have always been into Harleys being the only one in his high school class that rode one to school. After meeting his wife Sharon he included her in his love of all things Harley and joined the Antique Motorcycle Club of America. A short time later Sharon actually traded her wedding ring in for a 1962 Harley Servi-Car 3 wheeler that she still has on display in the back of the store. Bear went on to work on and sell parts in the basement of his apartment for several years before opening up his first store called Bears Bike & Welding that was located at 415 W. Main St. In Ravenna. Opening in 1980 Bear was now working his dream job until January 21,1984 when tragedy struck and a fire leveled the building, totally destroying everything. The fire destroyed Bears bike along with a large collection of Harley parts and memorabilia that could

never be replaced. After the fire, Bear and Sharon moved on to different business ventures, but still rode as much as possible. Bear also continued his love of Harleys by rebuilding old Panheads, Knuckleheads and antique Linkert carburetors in his barn.

To top this off the best part is they are made in America. For more information on these check out www.roadrumblers.com

23 years after the fire Bear and Sharon bought the old feed mill in Ravenna when it went up for sale and remodeled the store to create Bear’s Vintage Metalworks which opened March of 2007. This brought them back to their first love of selling new and used accessories for Harley Davidson Motorcycles. They cater to Knuckles, Pans, Shovels, Sportsters and Evos but can also get parts for the newer bikes.

Bear’s has now opened a museum that features some great old bikes, antique collectable's, and vintage advertising - and its all free of charge. (please no children under the age of 13 permitted in the museum section of the store) In this section are some really great old time photos and Harley memorabilia that is really hard to find.

Bear’s Vintage Metalworks specializes in anything Harley from 1936 to current. Offering new and used parts, clothing, and decor Bears has just about anything that you can imagine dealing with the Harley motorcycles and lifestyle. On the walls are rows of parts, seats, tanks and anything else you can think of. A division of Bear’s is The Seat King! Seats for HarleyDavidsons . They can re-do your seat or you can purchase one already done. Having Ostrich, Boa, & Croc patterns in many colors they can create two-tone seats and custom stitching. The Seat King has over 400 seats in stock and can be found at www.theseatking.com. Another specialty item that they produce is the Roadrumblers Mufflers for Harley-Davidson Touring Motorcycles from 1996 to 1012. These mufflers are professionally designed to give Increased Torque, Increased Horsepower and Superior Sound.

Motorcycle and Memorabilia Museum NOW OPEN at Bear's Vintage Store!!

Bear has a Harley-Davidson key that is reportedly one of only three that exist at this time. Willie G. has one and Buzz Walneck has one. One of the better items in the museum that Bear pointed out to us was a 1918 Harley-Davidson horizontally opposed-cylinder air compressor. Another one of the real gems in Bear’s museum is a 1942 HarleyDavidson UL74 that was the last civilian model that was made by Harley-Davidson before they shifted production entirely to military models. This is a place that can really cure the winter blues by just getting a couple friends together and hanging out with Bear, Sharon and the guys at Bear’s Vintage Motorworks. Please check out their website www.bearsvintage.com days and hours of operation as they do change during the winter. Visit Bear’s Vintage Metalworks at 408 West Main Street Ravenna, Ohio. 44266


HOW TO INSTALL A SOUTHERN HOME SECURITY SYSTEM 1. Go to Goodwill and buy a pair of size 14-16 men's work boots. 2. Place them on the front porch, along with a copy of Guns & Ammo magazine. 3. Put 4 giant dog dishes next to the boots and magazine. 4. Leave a note on the door that reads: Bubba, Me and Marcel, Donnie Ray and Jimmy Earl went for more ammo and beer. Be back in an hour. Don’t mess with the Pit Bulls. They got the mailman this morning and messed him up bad. I dont think Killer took part, but it was hard to tell from all the blood. Anyway, I locked all four of ‘em in the house. Better wait outside. Be right back. Cooter

Januarys Featured Bartender is: Kristen form at Tonys Lounge.I was told her claim to fame is her sparkling personality and her ability to deal with all of the perverted people. With 7 years of bartending the best line she heard was when 2 guys placed a bet on how many tattoo’s hes had when she replies 7 one of the guys replied I would like to lick every one of them. I wonder if they ever got served again??

I want to thank Bear, Sharon and the crew from Bear’s Vintage Metalworks for their hospitality.


L to R Nicole Mieleusny-Vice President of lawrence Co. Crisis Shelter Board of Directors. Santa/Dick Logan- Vice President of Lawrence Co. A.B.A.T.E.. Tim McCurley-President of lawrence Co. A.B.A.T.E..

L to R Dave Allegro-Taylor Twp. Fire Chief. Dick Logan. Randy Doherty-Assistant Chief. Bob Russell-Lawrence Co. A.B.A.T.E. Member and toy run coordinator.

Lawrence County A.B.A.T.E. Put smiles on children's faces when they received toys for Christmas. A total of $5065. In cash and a very generous amount of toys were donated at Lawrence County A.B.A.T.E.’Ss first toy run which was held August 25.2012 at the Burg Bar. The monies and toys were donated to the Taylor Township VFD and the Lawrence County Crisis Shelter. Lawrence County A.B.A.T.E.’Ss second annual toy run is scheduled for August 24,2013. Toy run coordinators, Kat at the Burg Bar and Big Bob Russel, and Lawrence County A.B.A.T.E. Are hoping for a sunny day and another great turnout. Lawrence County A.B.A.T.E, Taylor Township VFD, and the Lawrence County Crisis Shelter want to thank all who participated to make this event possible and successful for our local children. Happy New Year! Article submitted by Kat


Show us your Tattoo Send us a photo of your favorite Tattoo to myfavtattoo@gmail.com

Bo had this tattoo done by Flesh Mechanics in Monaca Pa. This was the paint job that was on the tank of his dads Harley.

When we did the bartender of the month photo Kristen showed us her tattoo. This was a real nice tattoo that said “Love is the beauty of the soul�

Ronnie: My tattoo is an ouroboros. The serpent eating its own tail is a symbol of life and rebirth. The specific image is borrowed from Wheel of Time, which is one of my favorite reads, and the serpent is because I have kept reptiles for the majority of my life. It celebrates a decision to reinvent myself and move forward with life, plus my connection to reptiles, and my love of reading.

Send us your favorite tattoo and the story behind it.


Vadori Designs a new look at bike building Years ago I was doing a lot of shooting for Rod Action magazine located in California. They were always wanting to feature many of the cars that were being built in the Western Pennsylvania area and with my continuous curiosity (not that I minded because they were paying some of the bills ) I ask why they were so interested in the cars built in this area. To my surprise they told me that the knowledge and work of the steel workers from this area were far superior to anywhere else in the world. That along with many of the steelworkers had built up a little extra money to play with and the family life of this area created a situation where many of the children were getting educations but were still learning to work with their hands along side with their dads. I was at the Quaker Steak and Lube on a bike night in Cranberry and I met up with Joe Salvadori from Vadori Designs which is a newly formed motorcycle restoration company specializing in “Retramods” and is located out of Beaver County. Joe is from Western Pa and has had a passion for wrenching on anything with an internal combustion engine since adolescence. Over the last two decades Joe has turned towards motorcycles but his background is a little different then most of the other small shops. Joe is a licensed Professional Engineer in Pa and Ohio getting his civil/structural engineering degree from Geneva Collage in Beaver Falls, Pa. On top of that he has had vocational training in machining and welding along with several years of experience in manufactur-

ing and management. The first thing that I noticed when I walked into his shop was that he ran a spotless almost hospital-clean premises. I have been in many of the local machine shops and I have never seen anything like this. His lathes and drills etc. didn't have a single chip laying around. I have never seen anyone run a place this clean. Now at the Lube he was set up with a really unique blue bike that turns out to be a 1977 FLH that he had picked up out of a garage fire. Now I did a little talking to him about this bike and he told me that what he does is called Restamods. Now I do follow Jay Leno’s garage a little and some of them out there but I have never heard of this term before. The definition of a Restamod by Joe is a vehicle that has undergone a matching numbers frame and engine restoration, but has had its stance, attitude, style and performance modified from factory. Restoration modifications is what Joe specializes in. You say the word and they will transform your wreck or recent barn/garage find into a work of art. By being a restoration adapting of the original motorcycle there is no problem with the titling and insurance on that motorcycle. This 1977FLH was stripped down to the frame, lowered the seat and moved it back, installed a 93” S&S stroker kit with state-of-the-art electronic ignition, split rocker covers with left hand side oiling, early model round swing arm, rear struts that look like shocks – it is a rigid. Then to top that off he had the paint done by Nub of Nub Graphics out of Walden New York.

Split rocker covers are nothing new but oiling those rocker shafts from the left and splitting the cover is something that he said he has never seen before. He does offer complete kits that include new, after market rocker covers split and plugged by them and finished to your taste, left drilled rocker shafts, left brass acorn nuts, Viton O-rings and NPT brass fittings. When I stopped in Joe was working on a Triumph that he is redoing for Kevin who is also his tattoo artist down at Flesh Mechanics Tattoo in Monaca. As you can see by the picture on the opposite page he has a good start but a long ways to go. I was informed that this bike will be ready for the riding season. Keep your eyes here because this will make a great feature to have a Restamod Triumph and a girl that frequents the Flesh Mechanics Tattoo shop. I think I can see some pin-up work coming out of this one. If you want to see some of Joe's work stop by the Quaker Steak and Lube in Cranberry Twp. as he frequents their bike nights and watch for him at other events in the upcoming season. With his unique prospective on his way of working on bikes I think we will see his work around for a long time. If you have a favorite local builder or artist that you think would interest the readers of our local magazine please contact us. We are looking for interesting people and places in western Pa.


The above photos were provided by Joe.

Working in a clean and organized shop sure makes a difference,knowing where everything is and being able to get to things quickly with out having to dig and look for everything.


Three Rivers Harley-Davidson Chili Cook Off

March’s feature bartender

I had the pleasure to stop in at Three Rivers Harley-Davidson on February 23. 2013 for their Chili Cook Off. When I pulled up there there wasn’t a parking place to be found. Great job guys on a fun day. They had The Lava Game for the days entertainment, a great selection of chili to taste and a great staff there to help you with anything that you needed. Jim Miller took 1st place, Jim Morton who got 2nd place, and Melisa Kaiser took 3rd. I think the real winners were the people that got to enjoy the great food. Check some more of the entertainment at https://vimeo.com/60404043

We had several people send in e-mails nominating Lori from the Rock Ann Haven to be our bartender of the month. Their reasoning was that she always has a smile on her face and is a friend to all. She always remembers what you drink and usually has it ready before you sit down. Lori always makes your day brighter ! When I stopped in she was having fun with the customers while keeping the full bar served. I did happen to see her bop a couple of the customers on the head, but they kept coming back for more with a smile. To nominate your favorite server e-mail myfavoritebartender@gmail.com

Show us your Tattoo Send us a photo of your favorite Tattoo to myfavtattoo@gmail.com

My boyfriend Josh got this fox tattoo done of me recently. My last name is Fox. When he said he wanted to get a fox tattoo, I never thought it would turn out as beautiful as it did!! His fox even has a matching fox tattoo on her hip that matches one that I have on my hip!! The tattoo was done by Evan at Kyklops on Carson Street.

This is from our model of the month Nikki “Live Fast, Love Much” I don't think anything else needs to be said about that. We had several more entries but due to space this month we were unable to post them. Watch for next months issue and if you want to submit yours e-mail it to myfavtattoo@gmail.com


Garage Days at Hot Metal Harley


This months Bike is a 1992 HD Sportster Custom Owned by Kevin Fox. Hugger Orange Paint Fat Bob tank Hand painted “Harley Davidson� on tank Fat Bob fender Chrome swingarm Drag pipes Ultima Bayonette wheels Wide Glide front end Hyper charger Mustang seat Bullet headlight Chrome hand controls Bullet turn signals Blue Dot Cat Eye tail light Various engine chrome If you have a Bike that you would liketo see in The Bikers Trading Post Please send a photo and information to thebikerstradingpost@gmail.com Our model of the month is Nikki and I met her about a year ago when I taught a class on fine art photography in Pittsburgh. She is a very professional and is a pleasure to work with. We touched base with each other over time but were never able to get together for another shoot. I lined this bike up to shoot and that day she contacted me to see if I had anything going on. Some times the timing is perfect. If you, or you know anyone that would like to be a model for The Bikers Trading Post please e-mail us at Thebikerstradingpost@gmail.com

I had the pleasure of seeing Mike and AJ keeping the crowd interested at Hot Metal HarleyDavidson during their performance seminar. They spoke to a standing room only crowd and there wasn't even very much standing room left. In the seminar they covered LED lighting, air ride, motor work, exhaust, and got into performance, covering the different stage kits. They also covered a lot on audio, covering everything from speakers, speaker placement, and amplifiers, covering everything from individual parts, up to complete Harley-Davidson systems. They did get the crowds attention when they were discussed the performance of the different pipes and perked a few of us up when they were talking about being able to get the most performance from two into one pipes. And we cant forget the one thing that every Harley-Davidson owner is after, that distinctive sound that no other company can produce.


New Castle Harley Datona Bike Week 2013 Party


Humor to relieve stress "Ma'am, the correct answer is the iris of the human eye." This big ugly biker walks into the bar "Very good, Sam. Thank you." Mrs. with a parrot on his shoulder, orders a Sampson then turns to Mary and says, beer and a shot. The bartender sets "Mary, I have 3 things to tell you: him up and says, "That's really cool, first, it's clear that you have not done where did you get him?" "Sturgis." your homework. Second, you have a Replied the parrot, "They're all over dirty mind. And third, I fear one day the friggin place!" you are going to be sadly disappointed."

The Biker and the Parrot

Dogs, Cats,and Planes

A mother and her young son were flying Southwest Airlines from Kansas City to Chicago. The son turned from the window to his mother and asked, "If big dogs have baby dogs and big cats have baby cats, why don't big planes have baby planes?" The mother said, "Well, maybe that's something you could ask the stewardess." So the boy asked the stewardess, "If big dogs have baby dogs and big cats have baby cats, why don't big planes have baby planes?" The stewardess responded, "Did your mother tell you to ask me?" The boy admitted that this was the case. "Well, then, tell your mother that there are no baby planes because Southwest always pulls out on time. You can ask your mother to explain it to you."

Life can be disappointing Sixth grade science teacher Mrs. Samson asks her class: "Who can tell me which organ of the human body expands to 10 times its usual size when stimulated?" Nobody raises a hand, so she calls on the first student to look her way. "Mary, can you tell me which organ of the human body expands to 10 times its usual size when stimulated?" Mary stands up, blushing furiously. "How dare you ask such a question?" she says. "I'm going to complain to my parents, who will complain to the principal, who will have you fired!" Mrs. Sampson is shocked by Mary's reaction, but undaunted. She asks the class the question again, and this time Sam raises his hand. Yes, Sam?" says Mrs. Sampson.

question, I want to tell you that you are our 50th customer of the evening and you get to rub the magic beer bottle and make a wish.” Biker Jack gets a big smile on his face and says “Cool, give it here”. He gets the bottle and rubs it and, boom, out comes a genie, who says, “You have one wish.” Biker Jim thinks about it and then wishes for a million bucks. A cloud of thick smoke fills the entire Sick Days room and when it clears there are a million ducks crowding the bar. He Hung Chow calls in to work and says, tells the barman, “I said BUCKS, not "Hey, boss I not come work today, I DUCKS!” The barman replies, “And really sick. I got headache, stomach you really think I wanted a 12-inch ache and my legs hurt. I not come pianist?” work." The boss says, "You know Hung Ever driven a Honda Chow, I really need you today. When I feel like this I go to my wife and tell A biker is riding a new motorcycle on her give me sex. Makes everything the highway. better and I can go to work. You try." While passing a car, he knocks on the Two hours later Hung Chow calls window. The driver of the car opens again: "Boss, I do what you say and I the window and says, "Yes?" The feel great. I be at work soon. You got bike responds, "Ever driven a Honda nice house." motorcycle?" The driver says, "No I haven't." What a view The biker drives on, until he sees the next car. While passing it, he knocks A man decides to take the opportunity on the window. The driver of the car while his wife is away to paint the opens the window and says, "Yes?" toilet seat. The wife comes home The bike responds, "Ever driven a sooner than expected, sits, and gets Honda motorcycle?" The driver says, the seat stuck to her rear. She is "No I haven't." understandably distraught about this Then, suddenly, there is a curve, the and asks her husband to drive her to biker sees it too late. He crashes off the doctor. She puts on a large the road into a ditch. A car stops and overcoat so as to cover the stuck seat, a man runs to the unlucky biker. and they go. Covered in blood and surely dying, When they get to the doctor's, the the biker asks, "Ever driven a Honda man lifts his wife's coat to show their motorcycle?" The man replies, "Yes I predicament. The man asks, "Doctor, have. I had a Honda for 20 years". have you ever seen anything like this The biker asks, "Where are the before?" "Well, yes," the doctor brakes?" replies, "but not framed like that."

Genie in a bottle Biker Jack walks into a Piano Bar and notices a little man playing the piano. He walks over, requests “Sweet Home Alabama” and walks to the bar. He asks the bartender what’s up with the little dude at the piano and the barman says, “Before I answer your

Biker Chili A duded-up city rider walks into a seedy tavern in Sturgis, SD. He sits at the bar and notices a grizzled old biker with his arms folded, staring blankly at a full bowl of chili. After fifteen minutes of just sitting there staring at it, the newby rider bravely asks the old biker, 'If you ain't

gonna eat that, mind if I do?' The old veteran of a thousand rides slowly turns his head toward the young pup and says, 'Nah, you go ahead.' Eagerly, the guy wearing the shiny new leather fashions reaches over and slides the bowl into his place and starts spooning it in with delight. He gets nearly down to the bottom of the bowl and notices a dead mouse in the chilli. The sight was very shocking and he immediately barfed up the chili back into the bowl. The old biker quietly says, 'Yep, that's as far as I got, too.'

Weight-watchers Lizard's ol lady, who was a bit rotund, was at her weight-watchers meeting. "My ol' man insists I come to these meetings," she lamented to the heifer sitting next to her, "cause he would rather screw a woman with a trim figure. "Well," the heifer replies, "what's wrong with that? You'll feel better too.” "Ya don't understand," she answered, "he likes to do it while I'm stuck here at these damn meetings."

The new teacher “How did school go today? a mother asked her little boy. “Fine”, the little fellow replied. “We had a new teacher and she wanted to know if I had any brothers and I told her I was an only child”. What did she say?” his mother asked. “The teacher said, “Thank goodness”


Adriane’s Run


Adriane’s Run Even though registration didn’t start until 12 pm, by 11:15 we already had bikes in the parking lot. Gary Kline and his wife, of the Legend Riders of Butler County, were the first bikes to arrive, and they immediately threw in, assisting with setting up. Gary came over to the registration table and began prepping the 50/50 tickets, helping to tear them off in premeasured strips, to keep things moving smoothly when other people arrived. We had several members of the community in early, ready to throw their hands in wherever possible; employees of local businesses, members of various clubs, as well as Adriane’s family members assisted with setting things up, brewing coffee, and making sure everything would run smoothly for the day. Adriane herself spent the morning out mingling with riders, talking and laughing with the men and women who came out to support her, despite the surgical mask covering her face. Several of the folk around said that it seemed to do her well to see how many people came out in support, to see how many people in the community cared. All are hopeful for her, and were happy to lend whatever support they can.

The riders started rolling in steadily around noon, and most quickly moved inside Six Packs to warm up with coffee and donuts. All were bundled heavily, with multiple layers all around. The crowd was full of stocking caps, leather chaps, jackets over sweatshirts, and more than one neck gaiter was present. Most people present said that this was the first run of the year that they’d been out for; several even said that they hadn’t even started their bikes until that morning, and that a night dropping to the low 30s was discouraging, but not enough to stop them from coming out. One man commented on it after the run, telling me they’d come from more than an hour away, despite the cold. He told me about having part of his jaw and tongue removed due to cancer himself, and said that he and his friends do anything they can to support the cause. We had more than 100 people register for the run, though several were passengers, and we even had people come out in four wheeled vehicles, register, and follow along with the run, unable to ride a bike but still excited to support Adriane. Over 70 bikes came out and made the run, with most saying that it was a pleasant ride. More than one bike arrived and

registered late, donating generously, despite missing the opportunity to participate. Several joined up along the ride, registering upon their return to Six Packs. They left Six Packs promptly at 1:15, after a brief prayer by Reverend Wimer of the God Chasers Motorcycle Club. Gary and other Legend Riders headed the pack leading the way to New Castle Harley-Davidson, then proceeding to the Rock Ann Haven in Butler. The Rock House was added as a third stop when we found that the weather would be as warm as it was, to extend the ride for the participants. After the Rock House, the riders returned to Six Packs, where they were greeted with free food and a DJ. The general consensus of the day was that it was a good run; the participants were happy with the length, and most said that it was just warm enough to get out for a first run of the season. We at the Bikers Trading Post are absolutely thrilled with the presence and support that our community has showed a family in need.


Adriane’s Run


Humor to relieve stress New Boots Brian•always wanted a pair of authentic Harley Motorcycle Boots, so, seeing some on sale, he bought them and wore them home. Walking proudly, he sauntered into the kitchen and said to his wife, "Notice anything different about me?” Maria looked him over, "Nope." Frustrated, Brian stormed off into the bathroom, undressed and walked back into the kitchen completely naked except for the boots. Again he asked Maria, a little louder this time, "Notice anything different NOW?" Maria looked up and exclaimed, "Brian, what's different? It's hanging down today, it was hanging down yesterday, it'll behanging down again tomorrow!" Furious, Brian yelled, "AND DO YOU KNOW WHY IT'S HANGING DOWN, MARIA?" "Nope" she replied. "IT'S HANGING DOWN, BECAUSE IT'S LOOKING AT MY NEW BOOTS!!!" Without changing her expression, Maria replied, "Shoulda bought a new helmet, Brian!" Happily Married. Badass Biker Bob wakes up at home with a huge hangover. He forces himself to open his eyes, and the first thing he sees is a couple of aspirins and a glass of water on the side table. He sits up and sees his clothing in front of him, all clean and pressed. Bob looks around the room and sees that it is in perfect order, spotless, clean. So is the rest of the house. He takes the aspirins and notices a note on the table: "Honey, breakfast is on the stove, I left early to go

So he goes to the kitchen, and sure enough there is a hot breakfast and the morning newspaper. His son is also at the table, eating. Bob asks, "Son, what happened last night?" His son says, "Well, you came home after 3 A.M., drunk and delirious, broke some furniture, puked in the hallway, and gave yourself a black eye when you stumbled into the door." Confused, Badass Bob asks, "So, why is everything in order and so clean, and breakfast is on the table waiting for me?" His son replies, "Oh, that! Mom dragged you to the bedroom, and when she tried to take your pants off, you said, "Woman, leave me alone, I'm married !" I Thought I Was A Real Biker A biker went to a bar and ordered a drink. As he sat sipping his whiskey, a young lady sat down next to him. She turned to the biker and asked, "Are you a real biker?" He replied, "Well, I've spent my whole life on Harleys. My momma was pregnant with me when she rode on the back of my Daddy's Harley, then as a little boy I rode on the back with my Daddy until I finally got my own Harley. I've been riding a Harley ever since. So yes, I guess I am a real biker." She said, "I'm a lesbian. I spend my whole day thinking about women. As soon as I get up in the morning, I think about women; when I shower, watch TV, eat, whatever, everything seems to make me think of women." Then she got up and left. The biker was thinking about what

next to the biker and asked, "Are you a real biker?" He replied, "I always thought I was, but I just found out I'm a lesbian." Pearly Gates A man dies & appears at The Pearly Gates. "Have you ever done anything of particular merit?. Have you exhibited courage?", St. Peter asks. "Well, I can think of one thing," the man offers. "Once I came upon a group of bikers who were bothering a young woman. I told them to leave her alone, but they wouldn't listen. So I approached the largest and meanest looking one. I smacked him on the head, kicked his bike over, ripped out his nose ring and threw it on the ground, and told him, 'Now get out of here." St. Peter was visibly impressed. "When did this happen?" "Just a few minutes ago” Wearing your jacket backwards! Two guys were roaring down the road on a motorcycle when the driver slowed up and pulled over. His leather jacket had a broken zipper, and he told his friend, "I can't drive anymore with the air hitting me in the chest like that." "Just put the jacket on backwards." His friend advised. They continued down the road but around the next bend, they lost control and wiped out. A nearby farmer came upon the accident and ran to call the police. They asked him, "Are they showing any signs of life?" "Well," the farmer explained, "the driver was until I turned his head around the right


Mens Night Out Thunder Harley-Davidson in Sharon. Sharon has always been known for a place where youcan have a great time. I did a lot of the promotional photography for the original Quaker Steak and Lube back a few years ago when they had the bike nights where they were counting almost 5000 motorcycles on special nights. Well, Thunder Harley keeps up the Sharon tradition of knowing how to have a good time. On March 16th they had Men's Night Out and it was posted no women allowed. I think that was not a true statement, because they had two extremely lovely ladies serving the beer, and you can’t top the girls that work there, and then the Miller Girls, but female customers were not admitted. They had everything that the average guy would like. First the big boys’ toy the Harley-Davidson and all of the accessories, then beer and food, supplied by The Quaker Steak and Lube and La Isla Mexican Grille, Elite Firearms brought a few of their toys, along with one of the local cigar dealers and an archery shop. Topping off the night was live music and great people.


I made it down to McMahon’s St. Paddy’s Day Party in Beaver Falls on the 16th. Brian told me ahead of time that “We are Irish and we go all out,” and he wasn't kidding. They had the normal green beer but, they had enough corned beef and cabbage that I thought they could feed an army. When I turned around it was gone. They had a full house and an excellent bagpiper that even kept the kids entertained.


Harley-Davidson of Erie Easter Egg I had the pleasure to join Harley-Davidson of Erie for their 6th Annual Easter Egg Hunt. On March 30. It was a blast to see all of the kids having a good time. I think I am a sucker for any group that caters to the kids. I was running a little late getting there and when I showed up about fifteen minutes before the activities started, I had to take up the last visible car parking spot in the parking lot. There were kids everywhere and one of them even rode their bike and parked in the bikes only parking lot. When the egg hunt started the kids went wild, but I really wonder who was having the most fun. This brings back memories of when my son was young, when we would have to sit down and try to figure which one of us was the responsible adult in our relationship. There were many other large Easter egg hunts in that area on that day so you have to give Kelly and Susan along with their staff credit for putting on such a great event to fill the place. After words they had a full house inside with people planning and dreaming as they checked out all of the toys.

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57 Sharpsville Ave. Sharon, PA 16146 Phone: 724-342-5140 Fax: 724-342-5081 Hours Mon. 9:30AM- 5:30PM Tue., Wed, Thur, Fri: 9:30AM - 5:30PM Saturday: 9:30AM - 3:00PM Closed Sunday

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Harley-Davidson of Erie Easter Egg


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This tattoo belongs to our model of the month Jenna

The above tattoos were provided by Derrick Voricci of Guerrilla Studio Custom Tattoos in Meadville.

Above tattoo was provided by INK BY DAVE in Sharon Pa

Above tattoos was provided by INK BY DAVE in Sharon Pa


Legend Riders of Beaver County The Legend Riders is an organization that rides for charity. They are not a club nor claim to be a club. They ride for the cause because others can’t. They stand so others don’t stand alone. They ride strong to be an example for other motorcycle riders. All proceeds they raise for charity will go directly to that charity, NO money will return to the Legend Riders. They set themselves apart from other organizations because we will lend a hand in our community when and where help is needed, a charity organization that likes to work with people in need. The Legend Riders of Beaver County had a benefit at Little Traverse Inn Bar And Grill on February 23, 2013 for little John Schutte, a 10 year old boy that was battling Cancer. They really did a good job with great food, and a lot of good, caring people. Their member D.J. Todd Haywood entertained with with music and karaoke,and the Chopper Chicks were also on hand to help with the benefit. It is always nice to see the biker community put on such a strong support of the people of our community. John L. Schutte, III, 10, passed away peacefully February 27, 2013 at his residence with his family by his side. He had many loved ones from the Legend Riders by his side also. The funds raised from this event paid the funeral bill.

D.J. Todd Haywood entertained the crowd at Little Traverse Inn.


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Know your rights by Attorney Grant C. Travis

“The Most Important Motorcycle Purchase Ever: Your Insurance” If you own a motorcycle choose your insurance wisely. Many people think of motorcycle insurance as just another bill. Moreover, many motorcycle owners believe they only need insurance to fix the chrome on the bike should an accident occur. Unfortunately, there are not a lot of minor motorcycle accidents. If you or a family member are seriously injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, insurance choices that you made prior to the accident will absolutely dictate, and all too often limit your right to recover money damages. The most important insurance for safeguarding you and your family involves the underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage. Always purchase this coverage. If you are injured or killed in a crash and the atfault driver is inadequately insured, you or your estate can make a claim against your underinsured motorist coverage. Keep in mind that the minimum liability coverage in Pennsylvania is a measly $15,000.00. If your injury claim is worth $100,000.00 and you failed to purchase underinsured motorist coverage, you are stuck with only the $15,000.00 offered by the at-fault driver’s insurance. If you are seriously injured and cannot work for a period of time, you can see the importance of this coverage. Uninsured motorist coverage allows you to make a claim against your own insurance coverage if you are injured by an uninsured driver. You would be surprised at the number of irresponsible uninsured drivers on our roads. In sum, underinsured and uninsured coverage allow you to insure yourself and your family against inadequately insured and uninsured drivers on our roads. I recommend you purchase at a bare minimum no less than $100,000.00 in underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage, and I recommend even higher limits if you can afford it. What if your injuries took away your ability to work for the rest of your life? If you can afford it, purchase $250,000, $500,000 or $1,000,000 in underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage. Finally, if you insure more than one motorcycle be sure to tell your agent that you wish to “stack” the underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage. This allows you to effectively increase your coverage by a multiple equal to the number of motorcycles insured on your policy. You should also be sure to purchase stacking on your automobile policy. If done properly you may be able to recover additional underinsured or uninsured coverage from your motor vehicle policy as well. Purchasing motorcycle insurance is critically important to safeguarding you and your family. As you choose your motorcycle insurance remember that what matters the most is insuring yourself in case of a cracked head, rather than just a cracked taillight. -Attorney Grant C. Travis The enclosed column was supplied by Attorney Grant C. Travis with offices in Erie 814-455-3839, Edinboro 814-734-6076 and Warren 814723-6120 Watch for more informative information to be supplied by him in future issues.

Although the following isn’t what I had in mind when I set out to write the first of hopefully many installments of my little corner in the Trading Post, I decided to devote this rant about the below subject in lieu of my initial intentions. The first “motorcycles” were powered by steam. The first gasoline internal combustion two wheeled motorcycle – the Daimler Reitwagon – is credited to Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach. Daimler was an engineer, industrial designer and industrialist born in what is now known as Germany on March 17, 1834. Daimler is probably best known for his pioneering efforts of the internalcombustion engine and automobile development. Maybach, also born in Germany and on February 9, 1846, was an engine designer and industrialist. The duo set out to create a small, high speed engine suitable for land, water and air and became lifelong business partners. In late 1885 they succeeded with their first internal combustion gasoline engine… an air cooled, single horizontal cylinder with revolutionary hot tube ignition (aka a sparkplug) capable of 600 rpm (at the time most engines could only achieve up to about 180 rpm). Later that same year they created the first carburetor which mixed evaporated gasoline and air for an “efficient” fuel. After developing the carburetor, the engine grew slightly to 100cc. The configuration was changed to a single vertical cylinder and produced 1HP @ 600 rpm. They assembled a smaller version of the vertical cylinder engine and mounted it in a two wheeled wooden frame with outriggers, albeit training wheels, named the Reitwagen. The two wheeled motorcycle powered by an internal combustion engine was born and although credited with it, this creation was not their end game! They decided to use the smaller two wheeled cycle for engine R&D since, at the time, the engine wasn’t powerful enough to propel a 4-wheeled buggy. Daimler and Maybach went on to co-find Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft (DMG) (German for Daimler Motors Corporation) in 1890 and sold their first automobile in 1892. Daimler died in 1900, while Maybach continued their efforts and designed a new, faster, more powerful car called the Mercedes 35hp (unheard of for the time of 1902). This vehicle was designed and built to the specifications of Austrian racer Emil Jellinek. The engine was named DaimlerMercedes after Mercedes Jellinek, Emil’s 10-yr old daughter. DMG registered the Mercedes trademark in 1902.


The Bikers Trading Post’s 2013 Fun Run Sponsored by Rider Insurance and Jack Bonus Insurance Gold Sponsors receive 5 chances on the bike for each stamp Apple H-D 495 Municipal Drive Duncansville, Pa. 16635 814-696-7433

DuBois Motorcycle Plus 101 W. DuBois Ave DuBois, Pa. 15801 814-371-5750

Harley-Davidson of Erie 3712 W 12th St. Erie, PA 16505 814 838-1356

Gatto H-D 139 E. 6th Ave. Tarentum, Pa. 15084 724-224-0500

Hot Metal H-D 1122 Lebanon Road West Mifflin, Pa. 15122 412-464-9453

Jack Bonus Insurance 101 N. Main St Zelienople,Pa. 16063 724-452-4177

McMahon’s Cycle Sales 613 7th Avenue Beaver Falls, Pa. 15010 724-846-6251

New Castle H-D 4655 US Route 422 New Castle, Pa 16101 724-924-2310

Steel City H-D 1375 Washington Road Washington, Pa 15301 724-225-7020

Street Track ‘N Trail, Inc 13723 Conneaut Lake Rd Conneaut Lake, Pa 16316 814-382-4821

Three Rivers H-D 1463 Glenn Ave. Glenshaw, Pa. 15116 412-487-3377

Thunder H-D 1344 E. State St. Sharon, Pa. 16146 724-981-7282

Triple S Harley-Davidson 308 Cheat, Road Morgantown Wv. 26508 304-284-8244

Zepka H-D 960 Eisenhower Blvd.Johnstown, Pa 15904 814-262-7777

Z & M Cycle Sales 6130 State Route 30 Greensburg, Pa. 15601 724-837-9404

Silver Sponsors receive 1 chance on the bike for each stamp Bavington Roadhouse 1860 Steubenville Pike Burgettstown, Pa. 15021 724-899-2448

Blue Haven Lounge 492 Nixon Rd. Cheswick Pa. 15024 412-274-9963

Chips II 919 Pennsylvania Ave. Monaca, Pa. 15061 724-728-7704

Burg Bar $ Grill 1118 Eleventh Street West Pittsburgh Pa. 16160 724-535-0205

Double Wide Grill 2339 East Carson St. Pittsburgh Pa. 15203 412-390-1111

Double Wide Grill 100 Adams Shoppes, Mars Pa. 16046 724-553-5212

Edgewater Inn 4701 4th Ave Beaver Falls, Pa. 15010 724-843-2272

Harmony Ridge 1280 Breitenstein Rd. Ambridge, Pa. 15003 724-266-2414

JD’s Tap House 440 Baldwin St. Meadville, Pa. 16335 814-336-3055

Lakeside Tavern 12774 Rt. 19 South Waterford, Pa. 16441 814-796-4156

Lee’s Place 707 Herman Road Butler, Pa. 16101 724-285-5866

Long Branch Saloon 574 Blockhouse Run Road New Brighton, Pa. 15066 724-843-9768

Luanne’s Rt 68 2424 Midland Beaver Rd. Industry Pa. 15052 724-643-6508

Lutz’s Leather 1163 Mercer Rd Beaver Falls, Pa. 15010 724-843-6220

Nate’s Bar & Grill 4377 Rt.19 Cochranton, Pa. 16314 814-425-3925

Northstar Power Sports 1482 N. Hermitage Rd. Hermitage, Pa. 16148 724-962-6001

Precision BikeworksTriumph of Erie 5702 Peach St. Erie Pa 16509 – 814-866-5795

Pizza Man’s Pizza 5 S. Jefferson St. New Castle, Pa. 16101 724-658-0333

P.J.’s Corner Cafe 1677 Buckeye Drive Sharpsville, Pa. 16105 724-962-3141

Purples Saloon 1435 St. Rt. 66 Ford City, Pa. 16226 724-763-1812

Quaker Steak & Lube 1425 Scalp Ave. Unit 140 Johnstown, Pa. 15904 814-262-9464

Quaker Steak & Lube 101 Chestnut Street, Sharon, PA 16146 724-981-9464

Quillens Cafe 1151 Walnut St. Stoneboro, Pa. 16153 724-376-2823

Rock Ann Haven 141 Greenwood Dr. Butler, Pa. 16001 724-283-1826

Rudy’s Restaurant 1641 MercerGrove CityRd Mercer Pa. 16137 724-748-3068

Six Packs Bar and Grill 3708 Ellwood Rd. New Castle Pa. 16101 724-924-9724

The Beer Garden 2399 Oneida Road Petrolia, Pa. 16050 724-894-2428

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The Brady’s Run Grille 449 Constitution Blvd. New Brighton, Pa.15066 724-843-9001

The Handle Bar & Grille 342 West Pike St. Cannonsburg, Pa.15317 724-746-4227

Landmark Hotel 289 Old Ash Rd. Mercer, Pa. 16137

The Ranch 4628 Ellwood Rd. New Castle, Pa. 16101 724-752-9700

Uncle DansSaloon(UD’s) 2445 State Highway 98 Conneautville Pa.16406 824-763-3215

Walt’s Tavern 11780 St. Hwy 618 Conneaut Lake,Pa.16316 814-382-9593

West Hills Honda 209 Moon Clinton Road Coraopolis, Pa. 15108 412 262-2200

World of Wheels 3572 State Rt. 257 Seneca, Pa. 16346 814-676-5721

Let’s make this the greatest event to hit Western Pa. Let us know if you have an event coming up and if we are free that day we will bring the 2013 Harley-Davidson Iron with us to the event to sign people up. Remember, the more stops you make the better your chances are to win this bike.


Above are the winners from an online photo contest in March. The group picture is the contest winner. The top two images are honorable mention. I did not receive the names of the people who submitted or the people in the photos.

Thunder in the Cascades Turns 18 It seems like yesterday when the gates of Cascade Park in New Castle opened and bikers started flooding in for a weekend of non-stop over the top fun. Eighteen years later Thunder in the Cascades is still true to its roots as an ‘old school’ rally for bikers. This year the event is June 27-30th at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds in New Castle. Thunder has been at various venues over the 18 years. Our welcome at any one spot usually lasts about 5 years. Thunder riders are just having way too much fun! One constant however has been Thunder’s association with non- profit groups. For the past 18 years Lawrence County ABATE and the Christian Motorcyclists’ Association have used Thunder as an opportunity to raise funds and/or create awareness. That tradition will continue this year. Thunder in the Cascades 2013 will include a number of new events, rides, bands and attractions like a flame eating biker from Texas. Plus as usual there will be plenty of door prizes to give away. For a complete schedule of activities and to register on line go to www.thunderinthecascades.com . For quick answers to any questions call Bob at 724 658 5000. Follow Thunder in the Cascades on Facebook. Watch for announcements about a Thunder Draught Mob coming to a tavern near you.


Business is Business... A boy and his date were parked on a back road some distance from town, doing what boys and girls do on back roads some distance from town. Things were getting hot and heavy when the girl stopped the boy. “I really should have mentioned this earlier, but I’m actually a hooker, and I charge $20 for sex,” she said. The boy just looked at her for a couple of seconds, but then reluctantly paid her, and they did their thing. After the cigarette, the boy just sat in the driver’s seat looking out the window. “Why aren’t we going anywhere?” asked the girl. “Well, I should have mentioned this before, but I’m actually a taxi driver, and the fare back to town is $25.”

anywhere!!! Damn! I can’t be late!!! After cruising around for a long time trying to find a space, I looked up to the heavens and prayed: “Dear God, PLEASE let me find a parking space. I SWEAR... I’ll quit drinking, I won’t swear, I won’t cheat, I’ll go to church... Just PLEASE God, PLEASE let me find a space and I promise... I promise I won’t gamble, I’ll go to confession, I’ll never lie again, I’ll never look porn, I won’t have impure thoughts, I’ll really, really be good.” … And then like a miracle, just up ahead in front of me, there was a parking space! As I sped up to pull into it, I looked up to the heavens again, smiling that I would just make my appointment, and I said, “Dear God, never mind, I just found one!” Bring Me A Beer

The Slacker Harley-Davidson, feeling it was time for a shake-up, hired a new CEO The new boss was determined to rid the company of all slackers. On a tour of the facilities, the CEO noticed a guy leaning on a wall. The room was full of workers and he wanted to let them know that he meant business. He walked up to the guy leaning against the wall and asked, “How much money do you make a wee?” A little surprised, the young man looked at him and replied, “I make $400 a week. Why?” The CEO then hands the guy $1,600 cash and screams, “Here’s four weeks’ pay, now GET OUT and don’t come back!” Feeling pretty good about himself, the CEO looked around the room and asked, “Does anyone want to tell me what that ******g slacker did here?” from across the room came a voice: “Pizza delivery guy from Domino’s.” Parking Space So I’m riding in the city the other day, late for a very important appointment, and I can’t find a parking space

A biker came home from the road, sat down in his favorite chair, turned on the TV, and said to his wife, “Quick, bring me a beer before it starts.” She looked a little confused, but brought him a beer. When he finished it, he said, “Quick, bring me another beer. It’s gonna start.” This time she looked a little pissed, but brought him a beer. When it was gone, he said, “Quick! Another beer, it’s gonna start any second.” “That’s it!” she blows her top, “Are you crazy! You waltz in here, flop your fat butt down, don’t even say hello to me, and then expect me to run around like your slave. Don’t you realize that I cook and clean and wash and iron all day long?” The biker sighed. “Oh, Hell, it’s started.” The Ex Wife Tim decided to tie the knot with his long-time girlfriend. One evening after the honeymoon he was assembling some gear for a hunting trip. His wife was watching him. She finally speaks. “Honey, I’ve been thinking, now that we are married, I think it’s time you quit hunting, shooting, and fishing. Maybe you should sell

your guns, your boat, and the motorcycle.” Tim gets a horrified look on his face, and she says, “Darling, what’s wrong?” “For a minute there, you were sounding like my ex-wife.” “Ex-wife? I didn’t know you were married before!” “I wasn’t.” Painful But Understandable Story Told by a Loving Wife The pastor asked if anyone in the congregation would like to express praise for answered prayers. Suzie Smith stood and walked to the podium. She said, “I have a praise. Two months ago, my husband Bob had a terrible motorcycle accident and his scrotum was completely crushed. The pain was excruciating and the doctors didn’t know if they could help him.” You could hear a muffled gasp from the men in the congregation as they imagined the pain that poor Bob must have experienced. “Bob was unable to hold me or the children,” she went on, “and every move caused him terrible pain. We prayed as the doctors performed a delicate operation, and it turned out they were able to piece together the crushed remains of Bob’s scrotum, and wrap wire around it to hold it in place.” Again, the men in the congregation cringed and squirmed uncomfortably as they imagined the horrible surgery performed on Bob. “Now,” she announced in a quivering voice, “Thank the Lord, Bob is out of the hospital and the doctors say that with time, his scrotum should recover completely.” All the men sighed with unified relief. The pastor rose and tentatively asked if anyone else had something to say. A man stood up and slowly walked up to the podium. He said, “I’m Bob Smith.” The entire congregation held its breath. “I just want to tell my wife... the word is... Sternum.” Ammo’s Getting Scarce! Saturday morning I lucked out and was able to buy several cases of ammo. On the way home, I stopped at the gas station where a drop-dead gorgeous blonde was filling up her car at the next pump. She looked at the ammo in the back of my Chevy and said in a very sexy voice, “I’m a big believer in barter, big boy. Would you be interested in trading sex for ammo?” I thought for a few seconds and asked, “What kinda ammo ya got?”


Blessing on the Diamond

Sunday, April 28th was the first annual Blessing of the Bikes on the Diamond in downtown New Castle, Pa. What started out in the mind of Rich Shira with dinners in the basement of the Family Worship Center turned into a public event with more than 50 bikes attending, despite inclement weather. Bikers flocked to the event to seek a blessing performed by Reverend Kris Kauffman, asking God to look out for them while they ride. The event included a blessing for all who attended, as well as food and music by the bluegrass gospel band Lifegate, from Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Butler, Pa. They alsoin performed blessing for Lawrence County police store. officers,Installation firefighters, and veterans. Bring this adafor an extra 5% off at either not included.


With a trip to Johnstown for their annual Thunder in the Valley I discovered a Rally that is as good as any in the area. Johnstown is layed out to where it can really accommodate a lot of mtorcycles and the crowd that follows. Parking is not a problem if you are in a car or on a motorcycle. There is a veriety of good vendors and lots of entertainment. This would be a great week to take a week long vacation to enjoy the rally and spend some time riding in the Johnstown area to see the sites. To see more go to http://vimeo.com/69112661


July 12, 2013 Rockin’ The River for the Wounded Warrior Project 5-10pm Live Bands, Food Venders, Raffle Prizes and Bike Night. Held at The Riverwalk Amphitheater in downtown New Castle Pa.

July 12 - 14, 2013 Bikes, Bands and Brews Benefit Christmas in July Benefits Wounded Warriors. Camping, Live Music, Bike Games, Bonfires, Bocce and Cornhole Tournaments plus much more. Midland VFW Park. Affordable food and beer. Contact 740-266-0168

July 13, 2013 James Kuzak's 5220 Ride Sponsored by James Kuzak Foundation The ride starts at Quaker Steak & Lube, 511 Clairton Boulevard in Pittsburgh. Registration starts at 9:30 am and the motorcycles go out at 11:00 am. The police escorted ride ends with food and more. For more information call (412) 260-8812

July 13,-21, 2013 Harley-Davidson of Erie Bikefest Visit Pa’s 4th largest city for 9 days of motorcycle related activities that include riding through the country side of Northwest Pa., Western New York, and Eastern Ohio, live entertainment, motorcycle industry vendors, contests and an appearance by custombike builder Paul Yaffe. Also Charity Poker Run, Bikini Bike Wash, Tattoo Fest and Much More. For more information go to www.hderiebikefest.com

July 13-21, 2013 Motorcycle Drag Racing and Free Style Sport Bike Riding Drag racing and freestyle sport bike riding weather permitting every night for 5PM till 10PM. $20.00 unlimited runs and free spectator admission. There’ll be motorcycle racing & stunts, vendors (spots still available) a swap meet with plenty of food available. Dream Air Campground 11900 Pennside Ave Albion, Pa 16401

July 13, 2013 Operation Wounded Vetz I.C.C. Rock and Blues Dart Run Give The Money-Take The Ride. Registration 11 - 12 at Ranz Bar and Grill Dart Run: 12 - 4:00 PM. Finish : Italian Civic Club. Stops at Ranz, Walts Tavern, Fatboys Saloon, Hunter’s Inn, J.D.’Sstap House, and I.C.C. Info 814-337-5422

July 13, 2013 Thunder in the Burg Lawrence County A.B.A.T.E. Annual FREE event. Bands all day, vendors, dunking booth, fabulous food, Corn hole tournament and Bikes, Bikes, Bikes!

July 13, 2013 ABATE of Erie Bullseye Run Leaving from Bullshooters, 2216 E. Lake Rd Sign ups 11AM to Noon Ride ends at Erie Harley-Davidson, 3712 W 12th St. Proceeds to benefit: Mothers Against Teen Violence. Come on out for a fun run and see if you can hit the targets!!!

July 13, 2013 Bike Run for Tammy Haines To benefit 5 young Children Tammy died unexpectedly at a young age of 36. Proceeds will go to a trust fund for the children at Washington Community Bank. Registration 10:30-12 at Pancake Skate N Whirl. $15 Driver $5 Passenger. Last stop will be at Hungry Jose’s Food, Chinese auction, 50/50, DJ and more. Information Amy 724-328-0073

July 13, 2013 Hawaii Luau Can't afford a trip to Hawaii? Then why not the next best thing? Come on down to Gatto Cycle, where we will have cold beer and a pig roasted to perfection. more info (724) 224-2886

July 13, 2013 RMH Poker Run Triple S Harley-Davidson 308 Cheat Road Morgantown, WV 26508 Ronald McDonald House Poker Run

July 13, 2013 Ellwood City Eagles 1246 Poker Run Sign-up @ 9:00 AM Last bike out at noon Singles $10.00 Doubles $15.00 Information 724-758-5941

July 14, 2013 Syria Shriners' Poker Run 8am-5pm Syria Shriners' Poker Run 724-837-9404 for information.

July 19,-20, 2013

Wet T-Shirt Contest and Motorcycle Drag Racing and Free Style Sport Bike Riding Spectator admission $2.00 with proceeds going Twd. winners. Ages 18 and up. Drag racing and freestyle sport bike riding weather permitting every night for 5PM till 10PM. $20.00 unlimited runsDream Air Campground 11900 Pennside Ave Albion, Pa 16401 Information Joe @412-780-5229 Leave message.


July 20, 2013 Bikers For Vets 9th Annual Benefit Ride Registration 9:30am to 11am Departs at 11:15 from VA Butler Healthcare Center ending at The American Legion Post 778 Picnic Grove for food, music and fun. Donation $20. Single $5. Passenger. Brought to you by The American Legion Riders Butler County Chapter. Info: Leroy Bunyan 724-586-6387

July 20, 2013 2nd Annual Bike Show 9AM-5PM Stop by Hot Metal Harley-Davidson to peruse a large collection of show bikes! Have what it takes and want to show your bike off? Call AJ today at 412-4649453 and get entered in one of the MANY classes today!

July 20, 2013 Hit The Road Bike Run Benefit: Allegheny County Special Olympicsa. $15.00 Driver $10.00 Passenger. Registration begins at The Village Inn on Rt. 30 in Clinton Pa and first bike out at 12:30 PM. Dinner and entertainment by E & Company to follow bike run.

July 20, 2013 Rare Breed Auto and Cycle Second Annual Open House 3010 William Flynn Hwy Slippery Rock Pa 5/8 mile past Old Stone House on Rt 8 N Bikini bike wash, DJ, food , prizes and giveaways. 724-738-0400

July 24-28, 2013 MountainFest Motorcycle Rally

July 18-20, 2013 Roar On The Shore Each July, more than 80,000 bikers and bike enthusiasts descend on this city located along the shores of Lake Erie, to enjoy three days of rides, bands, bike contests, custom motorcycles, bike accessories and more. In fact, our Bringin’ in the Roar Bike Parade is an annual tradition, with 5,000 to 6,000 bikers, led by a celebrity grand marshal, rolling into town to take part in one of the largest escorted rides in history — the official kickoff of ROAR®

July 20, 2013 The 13th Annual Bud Wagoner and Stretch Spencer Memorial Run 100% of proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Donation still only $15.00 and includes Patch, Food, Beverages and Live Music at Pavilion. Free camping also available. Registration is from 10 AM to 12:30 PM and leaves promptly @ 1PM from the “DuBois Mall” behind Sears. 140 mile run with 4 more stops. Any one that would like to donate their hair to Locks Of Love they will be at the Ski Lodge Pavilion, the final stop. e-mail wemakewisheshappen@yahoo.com

MountainFest Motorcycle Rally, LLC is a non-profit organization that with the help of our generous sponsors and faithful attendees has been able to contribute to various non-profit organizations in our eight year history. Conveniently located at the intersection of two major interstate highways, and surrounded on all sides by roads meant for motorcycles, Morgantown and MountainFest offer bikers the ultimate rally experience - complete with small town charm and hospitality. Mark your calendar for July 24 - 28 join us for four days of riding, music, food and good fun in the Mountain State because it's time for MountainFest 2013! Music by JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS, Jackyl with Jesse James Dupree, The Guess Who, Foghat, Three Dog Night, Bastard Bearded Irishmen, Davisson Brothers Band and Kashmir http://www.wvmountainfest.com

July 27,2013 Ride for the Homeless Registration 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM East Butler Fireman’s Club, East Butler, Pa. Rain or Shine!! Riders $20.00 Passengers $5.00 All proceeds go to: Butler Winter Relief Center. Cars and Hot Rods Welcome too!! Following the ride there will be free food, a 50/50 raffle, Chinese auction, DJ/Karaoke, and a live oldies band. Walk ins $10.00 Prizes based upon tickets given or purchased during the ride. Info call Dana 724-2902384 .JULY

27TH 2013 RIDING FOR THE CURE

Registration at RockAnn Haven at 9am with kitchen open for breakfast. Balloon release for fallen bikers and blessing of the bikes with kickstands up at 11:30. Stops include Saxonburg Hotel, Runt's Roadhouse, Millerstown Inn, 12th annual bike run to benefit the Oakdale Hose Company (Volunteer fire Vin & Joes ending with Pig Roast at Long Horn Corral. $20 Riders, $5 department) Boro parking lot 5200 Noblestown Rd. Oakdale Pa. 15071 sign up passengers, Walk-in/Food only $10. Cars & hot rods also welcome! 50/50, begins at 1 PM bikes out at 3 PM Returns to the Oakdale Fireman’s annual street fair, Chinese Auction, Prizes. All proceeds go directly to local Breast Cancer live music. Food, games and drinks available. Donation $20.00 per bike. Includes free awareness. This years ride is in memory of Bertie Dunkle and in honor of Jen t-shirt. $10 for passenger. Info: Steve oakdale215@mail.com or 412-327-7691 Callender and Shirley Gibson. For info call: Lynda Kerr at 724-355-2456

July 20, 2013 “Hogs for Hoses 12”


July 27, 2013 Benefit Bike Run for Roy Strohecker To raise funds for a heart transplant. First bike out at 12PM $15.00 Rider $5.00 Passenger. Starting at the 8th Ave. Pub, stopping at Uncle Chucks Bar, State Line Bar, Burg Bar and Grill, Breakers Pub and ending at the 8th Ave Pub. Buffet to follow with Chinese Auction, 50/50 Drawing and Free Giveaways.

July 28, 2013 CRAWFORD COUNTY ROAD RIDERS CHARITY MEMORIAL RUN Park Ave Plaza, Meadville, Pa. “FIGHTING THE BATTLE AGAINST CANCER” Registration is from 11:00 am till noon. Cost is $6.00 for driver, and $4.00 for passenger. Proceeds will be donated to "Yolanda G. Barco Oncology Institute." For more information, call Brian @ 814-789-4334

July 28, 2013 Annual Blue Ride Registration will be at North Strabane Twp. Volunteer Fire Department on Rt19 in Canonsburg PA from 9am to 11am and will depart promptly at 11:30. $20.00 single and $30. Double. Info Dave drichards@northstrabanepolice.com 724-746-8474

August 2-3,2013 Thunder in the City Meadville Pa. Bigger and Better A weekend of Music, Runs, Contests, Food, A Bike Show, Vendors, More Music, Car Show, Bike Parade, a large indoor/outdoor swap meet and More Music. Look for a complete listing of events in this issue. Come on out and enjoy all that Meadville has to offer.

August 2 - 4, 2013 Thank A Vet" Dam Run & Rally Days Hickory Creek Wilderness Ranch, Tidioute, PA. This year's ride includes the exclusive “Thank a Vet” Dam Run over the Kinzua Dam. Live entertainment is scheduled for Friday and Saturday. Phone 814-706-9117. All three days, just $30. Per person.

August 2 - 4, 2013 Bikes, Babes and Brews Meadville, Pa. Sponsored by JD's Tap House 440 Baldwin Street in Meadville. Events begins at 2:00 pm. Bike show, motorcycle games, vendors, bike builders, best babe on a bike contest, live music, food, prizes and more. No one under 21. Bike games include a slow race, weenie bite, cone race, bike jousting, and more. There is no fee to participate in the games and trophies will be awarded. The bike show will include various classes. There is no fee to enter your bike in the show. Three trophies in each class. For more information call (814) 336-3055 See schedule in this issue.

August 3, 2013 13th Annual Reagle-Skiff-Boyle Memorial Run All wheels welcome….anything goes!!!! All proceeds will go to Operation Comfort Warrior. Start and end at Dry Dock Bar and Grille Conneaut Lake, Pa. (Route not yet determined) Registration: 10 AM - 12 PM, last man out at12 PM, rain or shine. $20 donation gets you an event shirt, a meal, a great day of riding. $100 best poker hand and party into the night. Food, Music, Door Prizes, Giveaways and more. Info: Dry Dock Bar and Grille.

August 4, 2013 Pittsburgh Ride for Kids Contact Sharon Rectenwald at sharon.rectenwald@bcdtravel.com or 412-928-7529

August 9 - 11, 2013 Grand Re-Opening Triple S. Harley-Davidson 7300 Willie G. Avenue. Come join us as we cut the ribbon on our BRAND NEW location. This weekend celebration will include performances by Uncle Kracker, Bucky Covington, Marrakesh Express, Big Mike Griffin, BAD MOTHER TRUCKER, Greg Short and a Pink Floyd Laser Light Show. The Sgt. Michael "Todd" May Memorial Poker Run on Saturday, Car and Bike Show on Sunday, as well as a swap meet. Food and beverage vendors, giveaways, contests and much more!!!

August 10, 2013 Todd May Memorial Poker Run Triple S Harley-Davidson 308 Cheat Road Morgantown, WV 26508 2nd Annual Sgt. Michael "Todd" May Memorial Poker Run

August 10, 2013 7th Annual Bike Show & Benefit Run Zepka Harley-Davidson 960 Eisenhower Boulevard Johnstown, PA 15904 From 10 11am-5pm Join us for our 7th Annual Bike Show & Benefit Run.


August 10, 2013 Buddy Matthews Memorial Ride

August 17, 2013 Saeler - Solkovy Memorial Poker Run

Third Annual Buddy Matthews Memorial Ride and Benefit for Autism. Leetsdale VFW Begins at 9:00 AM Motorcycles, Classic Cars, Hot Rods and Non-Riders Welcome. Stops include: Paradise Pub, Beacon Hotel and Ambridge Sportsman’s Club. Registration: 9AM - 10:30 AM Last bike out at 11AM Rain or Shine. Benefit Begins at 4:00 PM $15.00 Rider $10.00 Passenger $10.00 Benefit Only. Will include DJ, Band, 50/50, Chinese Auction, Food and FUN! Contact Linda 724-601-1970

Registration begins 9:00 am at Rock Ann Haven Breakfast available, Blessing of the Bikes and Kickstands up at 11am. Stops include Runts Roadhouse, Vin & Joe’s, Millerstown Inn, St Cloud and Mikes. After Party at The Beer Garden. Couple $25. Single Rider $20. Food Only $10. Poker, Food, Door Prizes, Chinese Auction and 50/50 Raffle. Prizes awarded for Best Poker Hand, Oldest Rider, and Rider that traveled the greatest distance. This years recipient, Zack Shannon, was selected in March of 2013. Unfortunately, a few days later Zack passed away on March 18th, one day after his 24th birthday. The Proceeds will benefit Zack’s wife, Elizabeth to help defray the medical and funeral costs. Info Dan Saeler 724-679-9848

August 10, 2013 ABATE of Pa Butler County Chapter Vets Run

Diamond Park Main St. Butler Pa.Registration 11:00 AM till Noon. $10.00 per person donation includes dinner. Come take an afternoon ride to area Veteran Memorials and then have dinner with the vets at the Mechling-Shakley Vets Center. All vehicles Welcome. For more information call Eric at 724-992-3809.

August 10, 2013 4th Annual Karen Moyer Memorial Ride. Sign up at Street Track n Trail Conneaut Lake PA. Sign up 9 to 11 am. Ride ends at Greenville Elks Club. Ride Includes dinner and music by the band Remedy. $25 per rider $10 passenger Or $10 at door for dinner and Band ! All proceeds go to Karen Moyer Memorial Scholarship. So far over $5,000.00 donated to local students! Any questions contact Ron Moyer 724-813-4132

August 10, 2013 Carnival Day Gatto Cycle Shop In-Store Carnival Games for prizes. Refreshments and other surprises for the whole day! Come one, Come All

August 16, 2013 (Friday) Fallen Warriors Ride and Crusade Presented by Vision Ministries. Escorted by the Patriot Guard of Western Pa. All motorcycles welcome. This one hour ride will be a tribute in memory of our fallen soldiers starting at Cascade Park 1928 E. Washington St. New Castle Pa. and ending at Laurel High School. Registration 4:00 - 5:45 PM Donation of $10.00 per rider includes admission to the Lawrence County Fair and donation to the Wounded Warriors Project. 724-667-9463

August 16, 17, 18, 2013 A.B.A.T.E. 36th Annual Poker Run Erie Co. Chapter 1 Wattsburg Fair Grounds Live Entertainments-Vendors-Bike Games and Fabulous Prizes. 1st Prize: 2013 Harley 2nd Prize: $2000 Cash 3rd Prize: $500 Harley Davidson of Erie Gift Certificate. Tickets $25.00 advanced $30.00 at gate for Fri. Thru Sun $20.00 Sat and Sun. Watch for more information.

August 17, 2013 Summer Sizzler RIB COOK OFF Steel City Harley 11:00 AM - 6 PM Annual Summer Sizzler RIB COOK OFF!!! Enjoy Live music with the Justin Fabus Band, The Steve Smith Band AND HILLBILLY WAY!!! Also, DJ John, Ribs Vendors include: Big Girls BBQ, Phartin' Barts BBQ & Beans, Holy Sow BBQ and more TBA! The Sunglass Man, Identity Crisis Pin striping, Tattoo Billy from Ink Line Tattoo, Washington PA HOG Chapter, South Franklin Volunteer Fire Department serving beer, Rider's Insurance and more! Trophy presentation for Best Ribs, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place! Frozen T-shirt contests, Steel City's famous Jello shooters...and more!!!!!!!

August 17, 2013 Car Cruise and Beach Party 9AM-5PM Join Hot Metal Harley-Davidson for our Car Cruise and Beach Party! Join the fun and take a stroll down memory lane and see Street Rods, Muscle Cars, Custom Cruisers, One-Off Customs, Antiques and more! We'll also be playing Corn Hole for your chance to win a $50 gift card to Hot Metal Harley-Davidson. We'll also have FREE Food, Refreshments and Beer!

August 24, 2013 Lawrence County A.B.A.T.E. Toy Run Music, Food and Raffles. 2nd Annual Toy Run at The Burg Bar 1118 11th st. West Pittsburg, Pa Leaving at 1:30 PM rain or shine. Proceeds benefit Taylor Township V.F.D. And The Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County. Live band ALB starts at 6:00 PM and Wild Bills BBQ Buffet at 5:00 PM. Please help with a cash donation or a new unwrapped new toy. Run starts and ends at the Burg Bar. Kat 724-535-0205

August 23,-25, 2013 Rumble on the River Motorcycle Rally Heels and Wheels Girls will be on hand running the bike games and MC'ing . Live Music All Weekend, Bike Games, Contests, Raffles and a Whole Lot More! On-Site Camping! Tionesta Pa. (814) 673-8377 www.rumbleriver.com

August 24, 2013 Lawrence County A.B.A.T.E. Second Annual Chapter Toy Run Charity Toy Run and outdoor cookout. Forinformation call The Burg Bar at 724-5350205. Be sure to stop by the bar and get an event raffle ticket or get one at the monthly meetings held on the first Wednesday of each month at the Johnson Club, Hillsville, PA at 7:00 P.M. You don't have to be an A.B.A.T.E. member to ride ot participate in this event. This event will begin and end at the Burg Bar 1118 Eleventh Street, West Pittsburg, PA 16160. Check website & facebook details @ Lawrence countyabate.org or facebook.com/lawrencecountyabate

August 24, 2013 Firefighters Fighting Cancer Poker Run Run 4th annual Fire & Iron Station 342 Poker Run supporting The Firefighters Cancer Support Network. Registration 9am till 11am w/refreshments. Kickstands up at 11am. $25. Rider $15 Passenger non riders invited to the after party/picnic for a $10. Donation. Start and End at the East Butler VFD 808 Grant St. East Butler, Pa. Info Ed. 724-321-3369

August 30, 2013 Downtown Erie Bike Night Friday, Downtown Erie BIKE NIGHT #1 Erie's Downtown BIKE NIGHTS are back! Join Harley-Davidson of Erie on State Street from 6-10 for a great night with thousands of other motorcycle enthusiasts!!!


September 15, 2013 Build-A-Bike Hidden Valley Western PA, Dealers Association has its annual “Build-A-Bike� contest, in which each person gets a card which they takes to the fifteen participating dealers. Each dealer has a unique stamp of a certain part of a motorcycle. If the person gets all fifteen stamps they have built the bike and eligible for a drawing to win a brand new bike. Those with fewer stamps are eligible for drawings for gift certificates.

September 22, 2013 Pittsburgh Toy Run The mission of the Western PA Pittsburgh Toy Run Inc. to collect donations along with new, unwrapped toys during September each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. Watch for more information.

Sept 6,7,8, 2013 Old School Thunder On the Lake Walts Tavern Conneaut Lake Pa 814-382-3065

September 7, 2013 Music 4 Meningitis Three Rivers Harley-Davidson- 1pm-7pm A Non-profit musical mash up of live bands, underground DJs & comedy, Raising funds for The Meningitis research foundation.

September 14, 2013 S.O.G. Picnic Three Rivers Harley-Davidson The Sons of God Motorcycle Club Picnic

September 14, 2013 Z&M 19th Annual Chilli Cook-Off and HD National Open House 9:30am-5pm Z&M 19th Annual Chilli Cook-Off and HD National Open House

September 14, 2014 Riders for the Storm Poker Run Benefits Orphans of the Storm (no kill animal shelter) VFW 2125 Bailey Ave. Ford City, Pa $20 per rider, $15 per passenger if paid by 9/1/13 $25 per rider, $20 per passenger after 9/1/13. Buss with limited seating available. Registration opens at 9am, ride begins at 9:30am. Entertainment, Food, Munchies, Drinks, Chinese Auction and 50/50. Cell 724-6641726 office 724-763-2916

October20, 2013 Jefferson County Motorcycle Swap Presented by Sugar Hill Psycles and Unique Biker Apparel. At the Jefferson County Fairgrounds 1514 Route 28N Brookville, Pa. Vendor Spots 10X10 $35. 2 spots $30. each 3 or more spots $25. each. Food and Beer, 50/50 Drawings and more! Information and vendor booking contact: 330-518-1911 or 814-328-203

January 14, 2014 Earlybird Motorcycle Swap Meet Perryopolis Pa. Info Gypsy 724-454-0259

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Thunder in the Cascades 2013 This year tattoos were a hot topic at Thunder in the Cascades. The Bikers Trading Post was set up directly across Liane at Impressions of Expressions, and body art was one of the main topics of discussion through the weekend. Tattoos are a big part of biker culture, and over the weekend, it seemed like everyone present had at least one. I talked with dozens of people over the weekend about their art, and nearly everyone could give me a name and location of their artist, along with stories that went along with them. Friday afternoon brought us a contest to find the best tattoos at the rally. There were more than 20 people who signed up, anxious to show off their art. If they had

waited until Saturday they would have had twice as many entrants, due to the weather delaying the large turnout we saw later in the weekend. The art showed a wide variety; the most unique piece at the contest was Doug Altman's scorpion done on his back. This was the single largest tattoo present, and showed an amazing amount of detail. The scorpion was done by Chris Blinston, of Coral Springs, Florida. One of the highlights for me was seeing Maria, and her husband Randy, who both entered. They were quick to share that their ink was done by the same artist at Ink Assassins. While their pieces don't exactly match in theme, they look great next to each other, and seeing so much ink from the same artist was a treat.

Another treat was seeing Tim, sporting his many portrait tattoos all over his body, and both of his motorcycles on his forearms. He explained to me that each one had an outline traced, but that the details of each face were done entirely freehand. The portraits are a surprising quality. While we were talking, his son stood next to him, and showed us an identical portrait, also done freehand by the same artist. The contest may not have had many participants compared to the masses of people at the rally, but the art was truly top notch. Audience participation narrowed it down to the single best woman's tattoos, but it was impossible to pick between three men, and the three finalists each walked away with a prize.

ia and Our cover model Mar her husband Randy I have been going to the Thunder in the Cascades for 19 years now and enjoyed this year, hanging with the same people that I did in 1994, my son Ronnie and the ever so lovely Barbie, who is now owner of Mirth Promotions, the company that supplies the Coors Light girls. This year's Thunder had Joe Smith joining the management team after working at the registration for the past 12 years. The weather was very uncooperative this year, but in between rain storms the near capacity crowd was out and about having a good time with their family, friends and many new acquaintances. I met a lot of new people that I hope to have as friends for many years to come. Year 19 moved back to the Lawrence County Fairgrounds, giving a lot more flat space and many buildings to hide from the storms and extreme sun. This year had all of the pleasures that we like at Thunder, like the Wet T-Shirt Contest, Bike Games, The Bull, a Stripper Pole and the best bands that they have had for years that packed the dance floor every night. I am now looking for the 20th anniversary on June 26th through the 29th of 2014, where I know they will put on a real blow-out show.

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July model of the month. I had the pleasure of meeting our model of the month, Maria and her husband, Randy, at the tattoo contest in Thunder in the Cascades. As we were talking they asked how we found our models, and as I explained there is no one source, she expressed interest. I told her I was waiting for the bike show to find a bike she told me that she had a Big Dog Chopper. Now that turned my head real fast. I have never photographed a model with her own bike, let alone a bike of this caliber. In learning a little about her she was in a Columbus, Ohio bike shop and saw this bike. She fell in love with it, and three weeks later went back and bought it. She had never ridden a bike before, so she trailered it home and learned how to ride on this bike. Not only is she an extremely lovely lady but she also has a Bachelors Degree in nursing and works in management at a hospital. Maria has competed in bodybuilding and physique classes since 2001 earning her pro card this year. She plans to compete in pro shows next year. Her hope is to become a model/spokeswoman for some type of supplement/fitness magazine and for bike magazines.

Bikes, Babes, and Brews J.D.’s Tap House Meadville Pa. Friday: August 2, 2013 4pm Kick off with the Miller Lite girls… 7pm until 10 pm, Live Band starts and the Fireball girls Prizes for : Best Beer Belly and Red Neck Tattoo Friday night.… BBQ Trailer, and Vendors all day Saturday: August 3, 2013 we open at 10am for Bloody Mary specials and Breakfast.… 12pm- Dunk the owners for MARC- Dan and Michelle will be in the dunk tank for 1 hr each to raise money for Meadville Area Recreation Complex 1pm -4pm Beer Tasting Tent (proceeds go to Bikers against Child Abuse) 3pm DJ Duane will host all the Bike games and Burn-out Pit, wet t-shirt contest, 4-7 Live Band 7-10 Live bands. BBQ Trailer and Vendors all day! Prizes will be given for ::: Oldest motorcycle, furthest distance, longest biker beard... best rat bike. Crowning of Best Babe on a Bike 8pm. Sunday: August 4, 2013 10am Breakfast and Bloody Mary specials… 12 sign up for Memorial Run 1pm: Memorial Run for bikers lost… 3pm Bike show sign up (10 class bike show) 4pm Bike show


Roar on the Shore Week in Erie Pa. Last year I was looking for some solid information on Roar on the Shore and came across a website that rated it as one of the top ten bike events in the United States. July has become a bikers paradise in Erie Pa. Roar on the Shore was July 18 - 20, of 2013 with one report claiming to have 100,000 bikes on Friday night. I have no idea how you would ever count the bikes because not only did they fill the downtown are but they were filling every hotel and motel along with all of the side streets and empty parking lots in the Erie area. They kept a never ending stream coming and going from morning till night. Bikefest at Harley-Davidson of Erie ran July 13-21, and was nonstop entertainment. This year Joe from Dream Air Campground opened up his place for some unique entertainment of a type that I have never seen before. I foresee this week of activities to do nothing but get bigger and bigger. I attended all three of the events and it was great because you could ride back and forth between them and make a great day out of the events that were happening. Hopefully next year I will be able to list all of the happenings and times of all three events so you will have a time frame where you can bounce back and forth to be able to cover the type of events that appeal to you. Like in the other bike rallies, the more that is happening in the area the better it is for all of them. I will start with Roar on the Shore. Erie is the perfect place for an event like this. First it is a very easy town to get around, and in my opinion, is the most beautiful place in the whole United States. The streets are wide enough for all of the activities and they are able to park four rows of bikes on the street with ample room to still gave driving lanes to get around. This is the only event that I have ever been to where the riders make the most of the parking on their own. I didn't see one gridlock all weekend, and that made it enjoyable to ride around all weekend coming and going as you please. As with every year Roar on the Shore brought in some great entertainment for the people

attending their event. They always bring in some national talent to perform and like always it was superb. They had Saturday headliner Queensryche as a main attraction and had nationally renowned No Limit Team stunt drivers Jason Britton and Eric Hoenshell Stunt riders. They put on a show that was unbelievable. There were vendors with everything you would need in the bike world to accessorize your bike along with accessorizing yourself. Yamaha and Victory were both offering free demo rides along with many other bikes there. The businesses in the area are used to the tourist trade so they are very cordial to all of the bikers. It is nice to see an event where you can bring your family and safely walk the streets, find reasonably priced food and drinks and have people waiting on them with a good friendly attitude. Erie has always been a great host to all of the events that happen in that city. The only down side and this is something that happens at all big events and that is there are never enough hotel rooms. If you plan on going and staying downtown you need the book a long time ahead. Harley-Davidson of Erie put together 9 days of fun and entertainment. They had Bands, Bike Runs, Games, Bikini Bike Wash (mom I didn't look), Vendors and Demo Rides along with a very friendly staff to wait on customers and keep the event running smoothly. Both times that I stopped in they had wall to wall bikes filling the bike only parking lot. The had arranged some of the neighboring properties for parking of cars and trucks. The vendors were top notch but catered a little more towards the Harley market (go figure). Leading many of the rides was Paul Yaffe. This is also an event that I see doing nothing but getting bigger every year. Being out of the downtown area there is a little more in the line of motel rooms due to Presque Isle being one of the most popular federal parks in the United States. Both of these events are very close to Presque Isle with its great sights, wildlife and beaches. Presque Isle is rated as being one of the top places in the

world for sunsets. The road around Presque Isle is aproxamently 13 miles of a very smooth flat scenic ride. The other location that had activities was the Dream Air Campground. This is a 50 acre location with a large pond that was open to catch and release fishing. I really foresee this place to grow over time along with the others. First it is adult only and BYOB. It is an affordable location to camp out at and run to the other events and there were also activities there to entertain. On the campgrounds there is a paved airplane runway that is 300 feet over a quarter of a mile long. This was opened up for whatever people wanted to do as long as they had proper gear and proof on insurance. Joe was a little late this year in starting to plan and promote for this event but things did turn out well with at one point about 100 bikes. Some of the fun was drag racing of all types including a run of a corvette against a golf cart with an Artic Cat motor in it. The golf cart, actually beat the Corvette on the takeoff and that he did. When he started off he pulled the front end up so high that the back bumper dragged on the pavement.


Saturday, July 13 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Free demo rides - Harley-Davidson demo fleet 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Live music @ Rider Insurance Stage - Numbskull 6:00 PM 9:00 PM: Live music @ Rider Insurance Stage - Thirst N Howl

Sunday, July 14 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM H-D of Erie dealership open 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Free demo rides - Harley-Davidson demo fleet 10:00 AM - Noon: “Red, White & Chrome” poker run registration (benefits greater Erie county chapter American Red Cross.) 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Biker Happy Hour w/ DJ Bill Page @ Road Runners Bar & Grill 4:00 - 7:00 PM: Live Music @ Rider Insurance Stage - Chrome 6:00 PM: Awards presentation for Red, White & Chrome poker run @ Rider Insurance Stage

Noon - 9:00 PM: Vendor City Noon - 9:00 PM: Tattoo Fest Noon – 3:00 PM: Live Music @ Rider Insurance Stage – Huckin Fillbilly's Noon – 5 PM: H-D Visa Riders Roadhouse (free snacks, beverages, movies & prizes) 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Live Music @ Rider Insurance Stage – French Kiss 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM: Live Music @ Rider Insurance Stage – American Ride Band

Friday, July 19

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM: All Rover Town Motorcycle Scavenger Hunt Registration 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Biker Happy Hour w/ DJ Bill Page @ Road Runners Bar & Grill 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Live Music @ Rider Insurance Stage - Black Bear Prodigy

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Bagger brunch ride w/ Paul Yaffe to the frog pond in Union City, PA (limited to 25 bikes, $25/person) Noon – 9:00 PM: Vendor City Noon – 9:00 PM: Tattoo Fest Noon – 5:00 PM: H-D Visa Riders Roadhouse (free snacks, beverages, movies & prizes) 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM: Live Music @ Rider Insurance Stage – Drunk in Memphis/Ozmosis 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM: Meet & greet w/ Paul Yaffe @ Harley-Davidson of Erie. 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM: “Thunder on the Isle Parade: the Mayor's Ride” ($10/bike) 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM: Live music @ Rider Insurance Stage – Jasmine Cain Band

Tuesday, July 16

Saturday, July 20

9:00 AM - Noon: All Rover Town motorcycle scavenger hunt registration 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Biker Happy Hour w/ DJ Bill @ Road Runners Bar & Grill 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Live Music @ Rider Insurance Stage - Leader of Men 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM: Live music @ Burger King Amphitheater at Liberty Park - Drunk In Memphis & Rick Magee and the Roadhouse Rockers

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Bagger breakfast ride w/ Paul Yaffe to Webb's Resort in Mayville, NY (limited to 25 bikes, $25/person- helmets required in NY) 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM: Vendor City @ H-D of Erie 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Bikini bike wash w/ Amy Bella Noon – 9:00 PM: Tattoo fest Noon – 5:00 PM: H-D Visa Riders Roadhouse (free snacks, beverages, movies & prizes) Noon – 2:30 PM: Live music @ Rider Insurance Stage – Refuge 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Meet & greet w/ Paul Yaffe @ Road Runners Bar & Grill 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Live Music @ Rider Insurance Stage – Jasmine Cain Band 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Tattoo & Beer Belly contests 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Live music @ Rider Insurance Stage – Hair Nation

Monday, July 15

Wednesday, July 17 Noon - 9:00 PM: Vendor City Noon - 9:00 PM: Tattoo Fest 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM: List return deadline - All Rover Town scavenger hunt (all lists must be returned by 2:00 PM to be eligible for prizes) 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Live music, Pre-Rally Bike Night @ Rider Insurance Stage – Featuring Sonny Lombardozzi Invasion; Hammersmith; Drunk in Memphis; Old School and Whiplash on One Stage 7:30 PM – 7:45 PM: All Rover Town scavenger hunt winners announced

Thursday, July 18 9:00 AM-9:30 AM Registration for group ride to Kinzua (limited to 25 bikes) – With Erie Hog Chapter

Sunday, July 21 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM: H-D of Erie Dealership Open 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Vendor City @ H-D of Erie 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Appreciation party (private, by invitation only) 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Live music @ Rider Insurance Stage – Jackson Station This schedule is subject to change.


Server of the Month

Know your rights by Attorney Grant C. Travis “Simple Steps To Protect Your Rights After An Accident”

Jason recommended Kellie to be this months server of the month. Kellie works at Roy’s by the Tracks in Finleyville Pa. Kellie has 13 years experience as a server and has worked at Roy’s for 1 year. She is very alert, giving friendly and fast service and has a silly personality.

It’s July. Time for picnics, fireworks, warm weather, and long rides. Unfortunately, it is also that time of year that we see an increase in careless drivers running into motorcycles. In last month’s column I wrote about the importance of purchasing adequate underinsured and uninsured motorist insurance. This month I am providing you with information on what you need to do if you, a loved one, or a friend are in an accident. If you are seriously injured some of the steps below will obviously need to be handled by fellow bikers or others at the accident scene. After an Accident: 1. Stay Calm. Keeping a cool head will help get you through this stressful ordeal. 2. Get Medical Attention. Above all, your well-being is the most important thing. Insist an ambulance is called immediately. Don’t try to be a hero by rejecting medical treatment. 3. Exchange Information. If you are physically able, be sure to get the other driver’s name, phone number, license number, license plate, and insurance information. 4. Gather the Facts. Write down the date, time, location and situation surrounding the collision. Take photos of: -the bike and other vehicle -the other driver’s license plate -scene of the wreck (including any posted speed limit signs, tire marks, debris in the roadway, and anything else that may be relevant). 5. Gather Witnesses. Get names, addresses, and telephone numbers. Witnesses greatly improve your chances of proving your case. 6. File a Police Report. If it is a bad wreck the police will be there. Insist that they file a report. 7. Notify Your Insurance Company. Get a claim number. DO NOT sign anything for any insurance company! You have a duty to cooperate with your insurance company. But you should contact The Travis Law Firm to discuss your case before signing anything. 8. Contact The Travis Law Firm. If you are injured in a wreck, it’s you against the insurance company. Without professional representation how are you going to get what you deserve? Do not accept any settlement offers from any insurance company (yours or the other driver’s) before talking to an experienced motorcycle accident attorney at The Travis Law Firm. Unfortunately, after a serious motorcycle wreck the injured biker cannot personally undertake many of the steps listed above. This is where family, friends, and fellow bikers have to step in and provide assistance. I have always been impressed by the camaraderie and help provided among the motorcycle community. Lean on your family, friends, and fellow bikers for a little help. Finally, once I am on the case, the injured biker and his or her family can focus on healing. The Travis Law Firm will handle all of the insurance and legal issues and thereby remove these headaches from the biker and his or her family. I sincerely hope you never experience a serious motorcycle wreck. But if you do, The Travis Law Firm is here to protect your legal rights. -Attorney Grant C. Travis The Travis Law Firm 100 State Street, Suite 210 Erie, PA 16507 814-455-3839 800-401-2066

Bring in this ad for an extra 5% off at either store. Installation not included.


Dream Air Campground 11900 Pennside Ave Albion, Pa 16401

Roar On The Shore Weekend Camping -Music-Food Wet T-shirt Contest and Adult Fun 50 Acre Biker-Friendly camping facilities available in beautiful Albion, Pa 18 and over, where the adults can come to play after visiting all of the other events.

-Now Booking for July 13-21stDuring

Harley-Davidson of Erie Bikefest And Roar on the Shore

Conveniently located off major roadways 20 miles from the Downtown Hub of Erie, PA, we are close enough to quickly get you in the middle of the action but just far enough away to help you truly relax and unwind with your friends for a while. Enjoy our serene atmosphere with a fully stocked pond for catch and release fishing (no license required), indoor heated pool house with showers, communal cookhouse and fully functioning airstrip (to be used for drag racing)

Motorcycle Drag Racing and Free Style Sport Bike Riding. Runway will be open for drag racing and freestyle sport bike riding weather permitting every night for 5PM till 10PM. $20.00 unlimited runs and free spectator admission. There’ll be motorcycle racing & stunts, vendors (spots still available) a swap meet with plenty of food available.

Wet T-Shirt Contest Friday and Saturday 7:30 PM

Spectator admission $2.00 with proceeds

going Twd. winners. Ages 18 and up.

Camping Bring your own lawn chairs, tents, campers, generators, munchies, and friends. BYOB. Set up for the day or the week. Check any attitudes at the gate-- no fighting will be tolerated! Ask about group and multiple day discounts as well as early bird booking (Before June 15th) Leave a message for Joe to get more information @ (412)780-5229 *Inquire about facility rental availability for other events also.

Party All Night, BYOB Partial Proceeds Benefit Shriners Hospital


Dream Air Campground Roar On The Shore Weekend 11900 Pennside Ave Albion, Pa 16401

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Dream Air Campground Roar On The Shore Weekend 11900 Pennside Ave Albion, Pa 16401

Camping -Music-Food

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About our model of the month and the motorcycle Our model this month is the lovely Brandi. Not only is she a lovely young lady but she is also a strong caring soul. Her moms best friend had cancer and passed away a week before Breast Cancer Awareness Month so Brandi and her friend decided to shave their heads as a symbol for breast cancer. She spends a lot of her time working and is a student at Kent State University for Communication Studies. Lloyd Kildoo bought this all original Harley-Davidson FLH in 1975 with 50 miles on it and he started the Syria Motor Corps for the Mid Atlantic Shrine Association which has now expanded nation wide. Lloyd and Jack Weaver started with a poster child every year to support disabled children. The Syria Motor Corps members ride so burned and Disabled children, along with their families do not have to worry about the child's finances. Lloyd Kildoo passed away in June of 2010 and left his son James L. Kildoo with the memories of riding with his dad to help the children. James L. Kildoo is now the keeper of this fine piece of equipment and when ask about what they do he said “ I am carrying on the legend of helping children when they need us the most.� I want to thank them both because this was a great time spending the time doing the shoot with two very caring people.

Babe of the Month Each month we will feature a biker babe on the cover of The Bikers Trading Post, as well as a centerfold posed with a motorcycle. Both the cover and the centerfold will be conservative enough to display in any retail setting. The ladies will be wearing bikinis or similar outfits that show skin, but do not display full nudity. These Babes will also appear occasionally in promotions for the magazine or for our vendors. Readers can submit a photo of a Babe of the Month candidate by sending 1-4

Submit your bike. We all love our bikes. Sometimes we will be looking for a bike that is unique or different from what we have used before. Please e-mail a photo of your bike and tell us whether you are able to transport it to our studio in New Castle. We are looking for all types of bikes for this. This can be emailed to thebikerstradingpost@gmail.com.


Meadville Pa. Thunder in the City Weekend. July and August are the months that we wait all year for. Last month we went to press the weekend of Thunder in the Cascades. Even with the rain it was one of the best times we have had at an event. Non-stop entertainment, along with all of the bike games tattoo contest and who can forget the wet T-shirt contest. I have followed Torch since then and he is keeping a crazy schedule hitting all of the major biker events in the country. There are many good events still coming up but is is so sad to think of summer being almost over. Hopefully the weather will be with us for the rest of the riding season and we will be able to get out a lot more. Make sure you get out and enjoy whether it is one of the many up coming events or just a nice weekend ride. We still have the Steel Horse Stampede Weekend Biker Bash, Rumble on the River, Celebration of the Fallen, Western Pa. End of Summer Motorcycle Bash, along with many runs and charity events coming up. Watch our event pages for many of the local events that are happening in western Pa. But remember that many dates and times change so be sure to check ahead of time. I see on facebook many times they will post changes but if you are not in that loop you will not know. This month in addition to the Roar on the Shore weekend there was Thunder in the City

in Meadville. This is a growing event and I was really impressed with their bike parade on Saturday morning. The line of bikes seemed to be never ending and then was followed up by the Corvette club. This is a little different event than a lot of the other bike events in it is held downtown and a lot of the merchants get involved. It is very family friendly along with having all of the bands and the runs they have vendors and a kids zone. Street Track’n Trail had a very impressive selection of machines down there and seemed to be the main sponsor in the bike section.

the local charities. They had all of the standard bike happenings there from bands, bike runs, vendors and bike games. They also had the BBQ trailer going with the best chicken and ribs you ever ate.

This is a nice mellow event with some of the nicest people in the bike scene. I was suprised how many people that I saw there that I had met in Erie, the Beaver Valley and other places. We were there signing people up for the Fun Run and we had more people sign up there than at any other event. Street Track’n Trail was also set up here with a nice selection This event is run with the classic car show and of clothing and some of their collection of with the two of them they fill the whole Harley-Davidsons. On Saturday there was a downtown area. There was every thing there guy that I really don't know what to call him so from art to the standard event t-shirts and a ton we will go with a shirt cutting artist. He would of food. I like all kinds of the biker events but cut designs in the shirts that people bought at it is great to see some of them this family Street Track’n Trail. This guy would really friendly. work them and was busy the whole time he was there. After hanging out in the City I went up to JD’s Tap House for their event, called Bikes, Babes I don't know where they find their staff but and Brews. once again the people working at JD’s were really on top of things. DJ Duane kept things This was a Friday, Saturday and Sunday event hopping with the bike games, the dunking with bands, contests, vendors, a best babe on a booth and playing music in between bike contest and even a dunking tank that had everything. I was amazed at how long the very cold water. Dan and Michelle really put crowd stayed. They had a large presence of the on a great event and I really want to give Keystone Riders and my highlight of the day Michelle credit for being the first person to get was getting to see the lovely Tammy. Thank in the dunking tank to raise money for one of you Dan and Michelle for such a great event.


Show us your Tattoo. This month I met a young lady Brittiany, that was home on leave from the Army. I was admiring her tattoo’s so we did the whole page on her. Enclosed is also a pphoto of her with her husband Jim.

The purple flower on my chest represents beauty. It starts out as an ugly seed and turns into a big, beautiful flower.

I’m 21 and I’ve been in the military for almost four years. I started out as a mechanic, and two years ago I switched and now I work in the morgue. I love my job, and I’m currently stationed at Fort Lee, Virginia. The snake on my thigh is very powerful to me because it’s a sign of strength and power. I decided to get it because I was going through a very hard time.

My left arm says, “for God so loved the world.” This has a lot of meaning to me because I’ve lost eight of my very close fellow soldiers in the span of 11 months.

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I decided to get, “love is never ending,” in memory of my grandmother. I miss her every day, she was my hero.

My stomach and the stars on my chest don’t really have any major meaning, just something I decided to get.

My sleeve I got done in Virginia during my time in the military. It’s my opinion on how the world will be in the future. Also all the colors and ad foranimals an extra 5%me, offbecause at either goofy reflects I’m astore. big kid.Installation not included.


The Bikers Trading Post’s 2013 Fun Run Sponsored by Rider Insurance and Jack Bonus Insurance You will receive one ticket by registering. To register you must visit a gold sponsor or mail a registration form and a self addressed stamped envelope to Jack Bonus Insurance at 101 N. Main St. Zelienople, Pa 16063. You will receive five tickets for each gold sponsor visit, and one ticket for each silver sponsor visit. Each ticket will give you one chance in the drawing. Registration runs February 28, 2013 through August 15, 2013 and sponsor visits start on March 15, 2013. All books must be brought to a gold sponsor by September 5, 2013 or mailed to The Bikers Trading Post, post marked by September 1, 2013 and received by September 10, 2013. The giveaway party will be held at The Quaker Steak and Lube in Sharon, Pa on September 21, 2013. Winning ticket will be drawn at the give away party. Winner need not be present and must be 18 years of age or older to register or win. Winner is responsible for all taxes and licensing. The Bikers Trading Post and all of the sponsors are not responsible for any lost books. For any questions e-mail thebikerstradingpost@gmail.com

Please drink and drive responsibly.


The Bikers Trading Post’s 2013 Fun Run Sponsored by Rider Insurance and Jack Bonus Insurance Gold Sponsors Apple H-D 495 Municipal Drive Duncansville, Pa. 16635 814-696-7433

DuBois Motorcycle Plus 101 W. DuBois Ave DuBois, Pa. 15801 814-371-5750

Harley-Davidson of Erie 3712 W 12th St. Erie, PA 16505 814 838-1356

Gatto H-D 139 E. 6th Ave. Tarentum, Pa. 15084 724-224-0500

Hot Metal H-D 1122 Lebanon Road West Mifflin, Pa. 15122 412-464-9453

Jack Bonus Insurance 101 N. Main St Zelienople,Pa. 16063 724-452-4177

McMahon’s Cycle Sales 613 7th Avenue Beaver Falls, Pa. 15010 724-846-6251

New Castle H-D 4655 US Route 422 New Castle, Pa 16101 724-924-2310

Steel City H-D 1375 Washington Road Washington, Pa 15301 724-225-7020

Street Track ‘N Trail, Inc 13723 Conneaut Lake Rd Conneaut Lake, Pa 16316 814-382-4821

Three Rivers H-D 1463 Glenn Ave. Glenshaw, Pa. 15116 412-487-3377

Thunder H-D 1344 E. State St. Sharon, Pa. 16146 724-981-7282

Triple S Harley-Davidson 308 Cheat, Road Morgantown Wv. 26508 304-284-8244

Zepka H-D 960 Eisenhower Blvd.Johnstown, Pa 15904 814-262-7777

Z & M Cycle Sales 6130 State Route 30 Greensburg, Pa. 15601 724-837-9404

Silver Sponsors Bavington Roadhouse 1860 Steubenville Pike Burgettstown, Pa. 15021 724-899-2448

Blue Haven Lounge 492 Nixon Rd. Cheswick Pa. 15024 412-274-9963

Chips II 919 Pennsylvania Ave. Monaca, Pa. 15061 724-728-7704

Burg Bar $ Grill 1118 Eleventh Street West Pittsburgh Pa. 16160 724-535-0205

Double Wide Grill 2339 East Carson St. Pittsburgh Pa. 15203 412-390-1111

Double Wide Grill 100 Adams Shoppes, Mars Pa. 16046 724-553-5212

Edgewater Inn 4701 4th Ave Beaver Falls, Pa. 15010 724-843-2272

Harmony Ridge 1280 Breitenstein Rd. Ambridge, Pa. 15003 724-266-2414

JD’s Tap House 440 Baldwin St. Meadville, Pa. 16335 814-336-3055

Lakeside Tavern 12774 Rt. 19 South Waterford, Pa. 16441 814-796-4156

Lee’s Place 707 Herman Road Butler, Pa. 16101 724-285-5866

Long Branch Saloon 574 Blockhouse Run Road New Brighton, Pa. 15066 724-843-9768

Luanne’s Rt 68 2424 Midland Beaver Rd. Industry Pa. 15052 724-643-6508

Lutz’s Leather 1163 Mercer Rd Beaver Falls, Pa. 15010 724-843-6220

Nate’s Bar & Grill 4377 Rt.19 Cochranton, Pa. 16314 814-425-3925

Northstar Power Sports 1482 N. Hermitage Rd. Hermitage, Pa. 16148 724-962-6001

Precision BikeworksTriumph of Erie 5702 Peach St. Erie Pa 16509 – 814-866-5795

Pizza Man’s Pizza 5 S. Jefferson St. New Castle, Pa. 16101 724-658-0333

P.J.’s Corner Cafe 1677 Buckeye Drive Sharpsville, Pa. 16105 724-962-3141

Purples Saloon 1435 St. Rt. 66 Ford City, Pa. 16226 724-763-1812

Quaker Steak & Lube 1425 Scalp Ave. Unit 140 Johnstown, Pa. 15904 814-262-9464

Quaker Steak & Lube 101 Chestnut Street, Sharon, PA 16146 724-981-9464

Quillens Cafe 1151 Walnut St. Stoneboro, Pa. 16153 724-376-2823

Rock Ann Haven 141 Greenwood Dr. Butler, Pa. 16001 724-283-1826

Rudy’s Restaurant 1641 MercerGrove CityRd Mercer Pa. 16137 724-748-3068

Six Packs Bar and Grill 3708 Ellwood Rd. New Castle Pa. 16101 724-924-9724

The Beer Garden 2399 Oneida Road Petrolia, Pa. 16050 724-894-2428

The Bikers Trading Post See us on Location

The Brady’s Run Grille 449 Constitution Blvd. New Brighton, Pa.15066 724-843-9001

The Handle Bar & Grille 342 West Pike St. Cannonsburg, Pa.15317 724-746-4227

Landmark Hotel 289 Old Ash Rd. Mercer, Pa. 16137

The Ranch 4628 Ellwood Rd. New Castle, Pa. 16101 724-752-9700

Uncle DansSaloon(UD’s) 2445 State Highway 98 Conneautville Pa.16406 824-763-3215

Walt’s Tavern 11780 St. Hwy 618 Conneaut Lake,Pa.16316 814-382-9593

West Hills Honda 209 Moon Clinton Road Coraopolis, Pa. 15108 412 262-2200

World of Wheels 3572 State Rt. 257 Seneca, Pa. 16346 814-676-5721

Let’s make this the greatest event to hit Western Pa. Let us know if you have an event coming up and if we are free that day we will bring the 2013 Harley-Davidson Iron with us to the event to sign people up. Remember, the more stops you make the better your chances are to win this bike.


I want to congratulate Chris on being the winner of The Bikers Trading Post’s 2013 Fun Run. I hope you enjoy your 2013 Harley-Davidson Iron 883. Chris is from Mercer County Chris managed to fill the book with all 50 stops. Once again congratulations and thank you for participating. The Bikers Trading Post’s 2013 Fun Run was a great success with almost 2000 people entering. I want to thank Rider Insurance, especially Marquis Smith and Jack Bonus Insurance for being the main sponsors of the run. The real star form this whole promotion was Maureen at Jack Bonus insurance for putting up with us. I was really surprised by the number of people that completed the whole run. I met a lot of really great people with this promotion and want to thank every one of them. On one of my weekend deliveries I ran into the couple on the right several times as I was delivering the magazines, Kim Stachewicz and Marty Hartleb from Erie, Pa.. They spent two weekends and did the whole run. Once again I want to thank everyone involved.


Harley-Davidson Dealers Apple H-D 495 Municipal Drive Duncansville, Pa. 16635 814-696-7433

DuBois Motorcycle Plus 101 W. DuBois Ave DuBois, Pa. 15801 814-371-5750

Harley-Davidson of Erie 3712 W 12th St. Erie, PA 16505 814 838-1356

Gatto H-D 139 E. 6th Ave. Tarentum, Pa. 15084 724-224-0500

Hot Metal H-D 1122 Lebanon Road West Mifflin, Pa. 15122 412-464-9453

Thunder H-D

West Hills Honda

Can-Am Dealers

1344 E. State St. Sharon, Pa. 16146 724-981-7282

209 Moon Clinton Road Coraopolis, Pa. 15108 412 262-2200

Leisure Time Powersports

Triple S Harley-Davidson

World of Wheels

308 Cheat, Road Morgantown Wv. 26508 304-284-8244

Zepka H-D 960 Eisenhower Blvd. Johnstown, Pa 15904 814-262-7777

Z & M Cycle Sales 6130 State Route 30 Greensburg, Pa. 15601 724-837-9404

Insurance Jack Bonus Insurance 101 N. Main St Zelienople,Pa. 16063 724-452-4177

1463 Glenn Ave. Glenshaw, Pa. 15116 412-487-3377

Kawasaki Dealers Gatto H-D

118 Chestnut Rd. Charleroi, Pa 15022 724-483-1391

Mozina Graphics 8355 Route 819 Greensburgh, Pa 15601 724-838-0420 www.mozinagraphics.com

1163 Mercer Rd Beaver Falls, Pa. 15010 724-843-6220

World of Wheels

Herb Crawford Cycle Parts

13723 Conneaut Lake Rd Conneaut Lake, Pa 16316 814-382-4821

3572 State Rt. 257 Seneca, Pa. 16346 814-676-5721

924 15th St Franklin Pa. 16323 814-432-5564

Gatto H-D

Street Track ‘N Trail, Inc.

Motorcycle Parts Repair and Inspection

Street Track ‘N Trail, Inc.

Three Rivers H-D

5702 Peach St. Erie Pa 16509 814-866-5795

J T’s Auto and Cycle

Lutz’s Leather

4655 US Route 422 New Castle, Pa 16101 724-924-2310

13723 Conneaut Lake Rd Conneaut Lake, Pa 16316 814-382-4821

Triumph of Erie

Custom Paint

1482 N. Hermitage Rd. Hermitage, Pa. 16148 724-962-6001

Honda Dealers

Street Track ‘N Trail, Inc.

Triumph Dealers

Northstar Power Sports

New Castle H-D

Steel City H-D

729 E. Columbus Ave. Corry Pa 16407 814-664-4604

Ink By Dave 46 N. Sharpsville Ave. Sharon Pa, 16146 724-979-4424

Motorcycle Accessories

Rider Insurance

613 7th Avenue Beaver Falls, Pa. 15010 724-846-6251

1375 Washington Road Washington, Pa 15301 724-225-7020

Leisure Time Powersports

Tattoo Studios

139 E. 6th Ave. Tarentum, Pa. 15084 724-224-0500

120 Mountain Ave Springfield NJ 07081 Marquis Smith 724-504-2295

McMahon’s Cycle Sales

3572 State Rt. 257 Seneca, Pa. 16346 814-676-5721

729 E. Columbus Ave. Corry Pa 16407 814-664-4604

139 E. 6th Ave. Tarentum, Pa. 15084 724-224-0500

13723 Conneaut Lake Rd Conneaut Lake, Pa 16316 814-382-4821

McMahon’s Cycle Sales

Victory Dealers

613 7th Avenue Beaver Falls, Pa. 15010 724-846-6251

Northstar Power Sports

Steel City H-D 1375 Washington Road Washington, Pa 15301 724-225-7020

1482 N. Hermitage Rd. Hermitage, Pa. 16148 724-962-6001

Unique All Cycles 3920 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh Pa. 15224 412-681-0861 or 412-683-BIKE

Rask Cycle 1647 Evans City Road Evans City Pa 16033 724-538-4123 www.raskcycle.com


Food and Drink Establishments Pizza Man’s Pizza 5 S. Jefferson St. New Castle, Pa. 16101 724-658-0333

The Bier Haus 866 State Rt. 31 Ruffs Dale Pa 15679 724-696-9009

Iron Creek Bar and Grill 611 Millers Run Rd. Cuddy Pa 15031 412-564-5292

Bavington Roadhouse 1860 Steubenville Pike Burgettstown, Pa. 15021 724-899-2448

Blue Haven Lounge 492 Nixon Rd. Cheswick Pa. 15024 412-274-9963

Burg Bar & Grill 1118 Eleventh Street West Pittsburgh Pa. 16160 724-535-0205

Double Wide Grill 2339 East Carson St. Pittsburgh Pa. 15203 412-390-1111

Double Wide Grill 100 Adams Shoppes, Mars Pa. 16046 724-553-5212

Edgewater Inn 4701 4th Ave Beaver Falls, Pa. 15010 724-843-2272

Harmony Ridge 1280 Breitenstein Rd. Ambridge, Pa. 15003 724-266-2414

JD’s Tap House

Quillens Cafe

Keystone Bar

440 Baldwin St. Meadville, Pa. 16335 814-336-3055

1151 Walnut St. Stoneboro, Pa. 16153 724-376-2823

210 First St. Ellwood City Pa. 16117 724-758-4217

Crystal Lake Inn 743

Rock Ann Haven

Pit Stop Pub 430 S.

Liberty Street Hartstown Pa. 16131 814-382-6249

141 Greenwood Dr. Butler, Pa. 16001 724-283-1826

430 Erie St. Mercer Pa. 16137 724-662-3116

Lakeside Tavern

Rudy’s Restaurant

12774 Rt. 19 South Waterford, Pa. 16441 814-796-4156

1641 MercerGrove City Rd Mercer Pa. 16137 724-748-3068

B & J Coney Island and Draft House

Lee’s Place

Six Packs Bar and Grill

707 Herman Road Butler, Pa. 16101 724-285-5866

3708 Ellwood Rd. New Castle Pa. 16101 724-924-9724

Long Branch Saloon

The Beer Garden

574 Blockhouse Run Road New Brighton, Pa. 15066 724-843-9768

2399 Oneida Road Petrolia, Pa. 16050 724-894-2428

Luanne’s Rt 68

The Brady’s Run Grille

2424 Midland Beaver Rd. Industry Pa. 15052 724-643-6508

449 Constitution Blvd. New Brighton, Pa.15066 724-843-9001

Nate’s Bar & Grill

The Handle Bar & Grille

4377 Rt.19 Cochranton, Pa. 16314 814-425-3925

342 West Pike St. Cannonsburg, Pa.15317 724-746-4227

P.J.’s Corner Cafe

Landmark Hotel

1677 Buckeye Drive Sharpsville, Pa. 16105 724-962-3141

289 Old Ash Rd. Mercer, Pa. 16137

Purples Saloon

4628 Ellwood Rd. New Castle, Pa. 16101 724-752-9700

1435 St. Rt. 66 Ford City, Pa. 16226 724-763-1812

Quaker Steak & Lube 1425 Scalp Ave. Unit 140 Johnstown, Pa. 15904 814-262-9464

Quaker Steak & Lube 101 Chestnut Street Sharon, PA 16146 724-981-9464

The Ranch

Uncle DansSaloon(UD’s) 2445 State Highway 98 Conneautville Pa.16406 824-763-3215

Walt’s Tavern 11780 St. Hwy 618 Conneaut Lake,Pa.16316 814-382-9593

635 Kelly Blvd. Slippery Rock Pa. 16057 724-794-4899

Nite Trax Lounge 5095 Rt 422 Hillsville Pa. 16132 724-546-2108

Bay County Hotel 3746 W. 12th St Erie Pa 16505 814-838-0509

Dry Dock Bar and Grill 12213 St. Hwy. 618 Conneaut Lake Pa. 16316 814-382-0081

Rock House Bar and Grill 2560 William Flynn Highway Butler Pa. 16001 724-287-0809

Weisz’s Hazel Manor 215 North St. Ellwood City Pa. 16117 724-758-3878

Hunter Jacks Bar and Grill 10100 W. Ridge Road Girard Pa. 16417 814-774-8643

Hollywood Cafe 2917 Duss Ave. Ambridge Pa. 15003 724-266-1933

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A LOOK BACK AT 2013 for PA March 2,2013...Developing THE ORGANIZATION ‌..five local long time friends get together to discuss the passion of helping children and riding motorcycles RESULT begin to build a non profit for the assistance of the needy child May 18,2013...Pike Day's... promotional table set up at pike day's event to let people know what MCO was about and what we were going to do for the children on a local level RESULT Spread the word of MCO June 2,2013...March of Dimes...MCO helps as volunteers at Heinz Field for MOD March for Babies RESULT reach out and assist another organization with same goal June 22,2013..Annie B run...MCO holds first ever bike run to raise funds to promote child safety in the Bridgeville community in the name of a local girl that passed in motorcycle accident RESULT raise $2,320.00 to be used for child safety plan of security cameras in local school and raised awareness of the Annie b fund to the community July 17,2013..B-town Sports Kids Support..donate $150.00 to the home town of some members school sport teams. RESULT spread the word about MCO to community of Burgettstown and support it's kids July 13,2013..Red Line Honda.. set up a table at the event white trash mud bash Fayette fairgrounds RESULT spread the word of what MCO is about July 19,2013..Tay-Tay's Glasses.. MCO discovered a local child with down syndrome that the insurance co. would not cover her special needs glasses. RESULT we met with family at Dr. office and purchased 2 pair for the child to pass this dilemma. August,2013..September,2013.. Support.. other groups such as Eagles Riders/American Legion Riders and A.B.A.T.E. of different towns from Uniontown to Hookstown PA in events for children and assist any way we could. RESULT Gain Respect and support of other like minded organizations while helping the children. October 4,2014..Rainbow Dreams..this is a learning center located in Unointown PA who was in need of school supplies. RESULT They compiled a wish list and we filled the list and delivered to the children October 12,2013..LIFE FOR NOAH..held motorcycle run for a child with stage 3 kidney disease from Burgettstown PA to assist him and his family with medical expenses on the long road ahead of them. RESULT raised $2,875.00 to deposit in NOAH'S account October12,2013..Russell..a child in need of some guidance and assistance. We met with him at our event and discussed things such as Chivalry,Code,Morals and Respect. RESULT we presented him with a plaque of Knighthood and explained there are 2 paths before him he must decide the path he is to take, the correct path will lead to MCO attending his birthday party on March 20 2014.

GLAD TO SAY RUSSELL IS DOING GREAT AND HAS CHANGED HIS WAY TO DATE November16,2013 Today MCO PA went to visit a little girl from Washington pa. she has seizures and a hard time getting around. it has been some time since she was able to get upstairs to her bed room. Result while we visited we made the proper adaptations with her parents guidance to make it possible for her to have the ability to sleep in her room tonight when we left. We also donated a wheel chair to them to assist her and mom to have the ability to go to the store ,she gets tired quick and this made mom unable to take her out. Now they can share some time out side as well as her having her own room back. THIS HAS ALL BEEN POSSIBLE DUE TO EVERY MEMBER IN OUR ORGANIZATION TOGETHER WE SHARE THE IDEA FOR HELPING AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE IN OUR LOCAL AREA. EACH FUNDRAISER WAS A TEAM EFFORT, EACH EVENT WAS A TEAM EFFORT AND MUCH FAMILY SUPPORT FOR WHAT WE DO AS OUR MOTTO IS..‌ TOGETHER WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE In addition we have conducted monthly picnics together with family and children. Held monthly meetings to discuss our task and future organization duties. Carried out fundraisers to assist the efforts of helping children of PA. Established with Secretary of State of PA as REGISTERED as non-profit organization. Met new people and explained to other enthusiast of the USA how we plan to help the community as a Motorcycle Charity Organization for the local area. Established many friendships in many parts of the world with our Brother Riders and fellow citizens of the world. Made an impact on local children ,their families and community. PLAN ON MAKING A LARGER DIFFERENCE IN 2014 PRESIDENT CHEECH MICHAEL CHECHUCK


Food and Drink Establishments Jacks Are Wild

Dry Dock Bar and Grill

Peter B's Bar and Grill

12213 State Hwy. 618 Conneaut Lake, Pa 16316 814-382-0081

111 Rock& Roll Lane Sarver , Pa 16055 724-353-2677

Fatboys Saloon

Peters Creek Pub

12714 Dicksonburg Rd, Conneautville, Pa 16406 814-382-9278

2103 Rankintown Rd Finleyville, Pa 15332 724-348-6607

Pizza Man’s Pizza

H.T.'s Spillway

Pitt Stop Pub

5 S. Jefferson St. New Castle, Pa. 16101 724-658-0333

797 Oneida Valley Rd Butler , Pa 16001 724-283-0356

430 S. Erie St. Mercer, Pa 16137 724-662-3116

Airways Lounge

Marroni's Lounge

Pizza Joes

1318 15th Street Ext. Franklin, Pa 16323 814-437-3844

1 Ohio River Boulevard Leetsdale, Pa 15056 724-266-8030

1815 W State St New Castle, PA 16101 724-654-1150

B & J Coney Island and Draft House

Middlesex Tavern

Purples Saloon

3453 Sharon Rd West Middlesex, Pa 16159 724-528-3232

345 Main St Ford City, PA 16226 724-763-1812

Otto's Tavern

Quaker Steak And Lube

611 Riviera Rd. Emleton , Pa 16373 724-867-0952

7851 Peach St. Erie, Pa 16509 814-864-9464

Breakers Pub

Quaker Steak And lube

187 Portersville Rd Ellwood City , Pa 16117 724-752-2955

1298 Freedom Road Cranberry, Pa 16066 724-778-9464

Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar

Quaker Steak and Lube

Czartoryski Cafe 302 Parade St. Erie, Pa 16507 814-455-9132

2099 Interchange Rd Erie, Pa 16509 814-868-9464

7501 Sharon Mercer Rd Mercer Pa. 16137 724-346-5246

635Kelly Blvd Slippery Rock, Pa 16057 724-794-899

Bay County Hotel 3746 W. 12th St. Erie, Pa 16506 814-838-0509

Crystal Lake Inn 743 Liberty Street Hartstown, Pa 16131 814-352-6249

101 Chestnut Street Sharon, Pa 16146 724-981-9464

Quaker Steak And Lube 1425 Scalp Ave. Unit 140 Johnstown, Pa 15904 814-262-9464

Three B’s Lounge 309 S Main St, Zelienople, PA 16063 (724) 452-9959

The Lakehouse 12057 St. Hwy 618 Conneaut Lake, Pa 16316 814-510-9220Friday,

The Hitching Post 438 Hadley Road Greenville , pa 16125 724)-588-2689Friday,

The Branding Iron 2221 Ben Franklin Highway New Castle, PA 16116 724-658-1210

Wide Glide Bar and Grill 518 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon, Pa 15012 724-243-3766Friday,

Ziggys Lounge 201 E 6th Ave Tarentum , Pa 15084 724-895-3663

Lanigan's Irish Pub 126 E Washington St New Castle , Pa 16101 724-657-3444

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“Garet‛s Dance to Knock Out SBS” March 15th, 2014 at the Slovan VFW Garet was born in Nov. 2012 with Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS), causing him to lose 2/3rds of his small intestine. Garet spent 10 months with a central feed line and colostomy bag. Today, Garet is doing well; however, some of his friends who suffer from SBS are not as fortunate and they could really use some help. ALL PROCEEDS from this event will be donated on

behalf of Garet to Children‛s Hospital of Pittsburgh SBS Research to help Garet‛s friends in their battle against SBS.

Join us for a night of dinner, drinks, music and dancing while supporting a great cause as we raise money for Garet‛s friends he left behind at Children‛s Hospital who suffer from SBS. · · · · · · ·

Slovan V.F.W. Barto Post 6553 65 Run St., Slovan, PA Time: 5:00 pm-??? Dinner at 5:30 pm Music and Dancing starts at 6:30 pm Beer and Pop Provided, BYO Bottle Chinese Auctions and 50/50 Drawing

Short bowel syndrome is a condition in which nutrients are not properly absorbed (malabsorption) because a large part of the small intestine is missing or has been surgically removed. There is no known cure for SBS. Newborn infants with this rare disease have a 5 year survival rate of only 20%. Help us find a cure!

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$25.00 per person, $40.00 per couple!

Food, Drinks, and Entertainment by DJ Bill Bara For more information contact:

Motorcycle Charity

info@knightscreedmco.org


Western Pa Bike Nights Monday North Park Lounge, Pittsburgh PA 6pm $2 Yuengling cans, snacks. $1.99 food specials. DJ & giveaways Airways Lounge, Franklin PA Sponsord by ABATE. Look for more information. Tuesday JD’s Tap House, Meadville PA Tuesdays, starting June 4th. 6:30-9:30, drink & food specials, live music. Long Branch Saloon, New Brighton PA $1.50 Miller Lite cans Jergel's Rhythm Grill Warrendale, PA Wednesday The Cove Diner New Brighton PA Bike Nite 6 PM Thunder At The Barn Sarver PA 1st and 3rd Wed. of the month Music, Raffles, Specials and Giveaways Mickey’s Place McKees Rocks PA Weekly Prizes and Giveaways. BW3 Erie PAErie's #1 weekly BIKE NIGHT! Live music, beer/food specials, the most bikes in town!!! RPM’s Rock Club Bridgeville PA Bull Pen Rustic Inn, Avella PA The Branding Iron, New Castle PA Wednesday Nights - $3.50 24oz Yuengling cans, motorcycle giveaway. Nate’s Bar and Grill, Cochranton PA WUZZ and Budwizer giveaway. 6-10 $2.00 Bud and Bud light cans Wings. Millerstown Inn, Chicora PA $1.25 Miller Cans and $.50 Wings Quaker Steak & Lube Erie PA Quaker Steak & Lube Century lll bikes, friends, and good food. Rocky Marks will DJ Quaker Steak & Lube Mt. Pleasant Trip giveaways, weekly prizes. Quaker Steak & Lube Johnstown Trip giveaways, weekly prizes. Quaker Steak & Lube Sharon, Pa Weekly specials Tony’s Lounge, Edinburg PA Food & Drink specials The Last Shot Bar and Grill, Erie PA 7-10. $2 Bud & Bud Light pounders. Free jukebox The Zoo, Sharon PA Drink specials. Lee’s Place, Butler PA 5-9. $2 Bud Light aluminum bottles, food special, prizes & giveaways Knuckle Heads, Pittsburgh PA Weds starting May 15. Drink specials. Thursday Road Runners Bar and Grill $2.00 hot dogs and hamburgers live music from 6 to 9 $3 aluminum domestic pounders

Tradesman Inn Scenery Hill PA The Bier Haus St. Rt. 31 Ruffs Dale Pa 15679 $2.50 Bud/Bud Light Bottles Eighth Ave Pub 2203 Eighth Ave. Beaver Falls Pa. 7-9 $1.50 Domestic Bottles Food Specials Wagon Wheel Bar and Grill, Waterford PA Thursday nights. $2 Bud Light, and DJ. Quaker Steak & Lube Cranberry Trip giveaways, weekly prizes. Hollywood Sports Bar & Grill, Ambridge PA Weekly specials. The Beer Garden, Petrolia PA Thursdays 6-9. Beer specials, and good food. Friday Bay County Hotel, Erie PA Friday nights. 16 oz drafts, $1.50, starting in June. Uncle Chick’s Bar and Grill, Rochester PA Fridays 7-9. $1 12 oz cans, $1 shooters, $1 hamburgers Harmony Ridge, Ambridge PA Outdoor bar & ice cream stand. $2 16 oz Coors cans, ice cream, and specialty drinks. BBQ specials- ribs, chicken, hotdogs, burgers. Outdoor BBQ open every Friday. The Ranch, Ellwood City PA 7pm. Free hot dogs, $2 16 oz Miller lite cans. Saturday Hunter Jack’s, Girard, PA Saturday night, happy hour 6-8. $1 drafts, $2 domestic bottles, $2 well drinks, ½ off select appetizers. Sunday Walnut Grill (formerly Walnut Grove) in Wexford. 4-8 Burg Bar and Grill New Castle PA All day bike day High Life Lite $1.50 The Handle Bar and Grille, Canonsburg PA Bike & car cruise every Sunday. Runt’s Roadhouse, Sarver PA Pig roast 1st Sunday of the month, back patio bbq all other Sundays. Soupy’s Pub & Restaurant, New Brighton PA All day Sunday. $1.50 cans of beer for bikers, biker babes get first drink free. Walt’sTavern Conneaut Lake, PA All day $2.75 Miller Lite 16oz. aluminum bottles. and $3.00 Bud light Straw-BerRita’s. Tee shirt give away's. The Branding Iron, New Castle PA All day- $1.50 16 oz Miller High Life cans, Bucket of 5 bottles for $7.50. Leather jacket giveaway.


2014 Curent Events March 9, 2014 3rd Annual Motorcycle SwapMeet American Legion Riders Hookstown Post 952 9 to 4 724-312-6737

April 5, 2014 Perryopolis Motorcycle Swap Meet The swap meet will be held at Perryopolis Auto Auction Building at 3447 Pittsburgh Road in Perryopolis. Doors open at 9:00 am. Admission is $6.00 for adults. Children get in free with a paying adult. Spaces fro parts vendors are $25.00 and other vendor spaces are $35.00 each. For more information call (724) 309-1082

April 6, 2014 Akron Motorcycle Swap Meet 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Summit County Fairgrounds

May 3, 2014 7th Annual Blessing of the Bikes Location: Carnegie Presbyterian Church 219 Ewing Road Carnegie, PA 15106 Contact: Bob Sorchilla | 412-2793230

May 17, 2014 Richfield, Ohio 3095 Plus Freedom Ride Sponsored by Ohio Veterans' Memorial Park The ride will begin at Whitey’s, 3600 Brecksville Road in Richfield, with registration from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Motorcycles go out at 12:30 pm. The ride fee is $35.00 which includes a t-shirt and flag. Passengers ride for free. The ride ends at the Ohio Veterans' Memorial Park in Clinton where there will be food vendors, a memorial ceremony, a balloon release and more. For more information (330) 773-2385

May 18, 2014 The American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure Seneca Valley High School, Harmony, PA American Diabetes Association’s Signature Cycling Fundraising Event. This event is designed for anyone from the occasional to the experienced cyclist with routes from the family ride to the 100-mile century ride. A day full of fun and excitement where riders of all levels join forces in the fight to Stop Diabetes® and raise critical funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy in support of the mission of the American Diabetes Association.

at the corner of Alfred Lerner Way and Erieside Ave. in Cleveland. Participants must pre-register to participate in the ride. The ride fee is $25.00 per person. Only 1000 motorcycles may participate in the 45 mile police escorted ride. The first 500 to register will receive a 10th anniversary coin and a ride t-shirt. For more information call (440) 263-8121

May 30, 2014 - June 8, 2014 Ohio Bike Week Ohio Bike Week will be held along the Shores of Lake Erie in Sandusky. Live Entertainment with lots of Bands playing throughout the week. Rides, Drags, Races, Tons of Vendors, Great Food & Drink & a Whole Lot More!!!

June 7, 2014 5th Annual Officer Michael J Crawshaw's Ride to Remember Sponsored by Penn Hills Fallen heroes Fund The ride starts at 250 Aster Drive in Penn Hills. The 52 mile police escorted memorial ride starts at 9:00 am. For more information call (412) 795-3500 extension 3373

June 16, 2014 Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Day June 21, 2014 North Coast Motorcycle Safety Ride Held at the Canfield Fairgrounds in Canfield, Ohio.-$15 per rider -$5 per passenger This is a bike run to increase motorcycle awareness for motorists to "look out for motorcycles" The event is escorted by the Ohio State Highway Patrol with it being a continuous ride with OSHP doing all the traffic controls. This is a 100+/- ride. (330) 599-8502

June 26, 2014 - June 29, 2014 Johnstown Thunder in the Valley Watch for more information.

It’s genius really. Simple, simple genius. Glass bowl + ceramic plate + popcorn kernels = perfectly popped popcorn in the microwave.

June 26, 2014 - June 29, 2014 Thunder in the Cascades - 20th Annual No bag. No butter or oil. Nothing to throw A schedule full of concerts, poker runs, rodeo events, bike shows and other contests means a good time for everyone! * Continuous Live Entertainment *Continuous Door Prizes * Vendors, Vendors, Vendors *The Best Food Vendors Ever * Burn-Out Pit * Masquerade Ball * All-Sex Mud Wrestling Contest * Best Wet T-shirt Contest Anywhere * Longest Slip n' Slide 724-658-5000

May 25, 2014 Cleveland, Ohio 10th Annual Firefighters Memorial May 30, 2014 - June 8, 2014 Ride Sponsored by Western Reserve Harley Davidson, Ohio Bike Week Lake Erie Harley Davidson, South East Harley Davidson, Harley Davidson Sales Company of Cleveland, Carlton Harley Davidson, Century Harley Davidson, and A&S Cycle. The ride starts at Cleveland Firefighters Memorial

Microwave popcorn, no bags, no butter, no oil!!!!

Ohio Bike Week will be held along the Shores of Lake Erie in Sandusky. Live Entertainment with lots of Bands playing throughout the week. Rides, Drags, Races, Tons of Vendors, Great Food & Drink & a Whole Lot More!!!

away afterward. And even no un-popped kernels. Take 1/4 cup of dry popcorn kernels and place in the bottom of a microwave-safe glass bowl (pyrex is a great choice). Place a microwavesafe plate on top of the bowl. Plate should be wide enough to go beyond the rim of the bowl. Microwave for 2 minutes 45 seconds. Watch in glory as your popcorn pops perfectly into little puffs of heaven.


2014 Curent Events July 5 - July 6, 2014 WERA Sportsman Series 201 Penndale Rd, Wampum, PA 16157 Pittsburgh International Race Complex (770) 720-5010

July 12, 2014 - July 20, 2014 Harley-Davidson of Erie BikeFest Harley-Davidson of Erie BikeFest will offer nine-days of motorcycle-related activities that include rides throughout the scenic countryside of Northwest Pennsylvania, western New York and eastern Ohio, as well as food and beverages, live entertainment daily by local and regional bands, motorcycle industry vendors, contests and lots more

July 17, 2014 - July 19, 2014 Roar On the Shore Bike Rally Erie Pa. Poker Runs, Demo Rides, Bike Parade, Live Entertainment, Concerts, Vendors, Food, Beer Garden and a Whole Lot More!

August 3, 2014 Pittsburgh Ride for Kids Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation - Ride for Kids Watch for more information.

Sept. 4, 2014 - Sept. 7, 2014 8th Annual Thunder on the Strip Event Date/Time Thursday, Live Music, Bar Crawl, Vendor, Bike Games, People Games, and lots more!! Geneva on the Lake Ohio 440-466-1768 www.thunderonthestrip.com/

September 13, 2014 Victory Ride

Erie, Pennsylvania

The ride starts at 226 East 27th Street in Erie. Registration begins at 10:00 am. Ride with disabled children and adults leading the ride in sidecars. The ride ends with a party and food. The ride will benefit the special needs fund at EHCA. For more information call (814) 572-8534


6th Annual Motorcycle Swap Meet Hosted by Butler County A.B.A.T.E. Where: East Butler Fire Hall 808 Grant Street East Butler, Pa. 16029 When: March 8, 2014 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM There will be a silent auction, music and good times.

Contact info: Eric 724-748-4133 Jim: 724-290-2184


Annie B Run KNIGHT'S CREED MCO June 22,2013..Annie B run...MCO holds first annual bike run to raise funds to promote child safety in the Bridgeville community in the name of a local girl that passed in motorcycle accident RESULT raise $2,320.00 and assisted in collecting donations from local business owners to be used for child safety plan of security cameras in local school and raised awareness of the Annie b fund to the community. Annie’s goal was to become a child social worker, her dream was to keep all children safe. Tragically she never got to finish college, while on an internship Annie was taken from us in a motorcycle accident. Her family created the fund in her name to continue her dream of keeping children safe. The funds are used by the local police dept. to take different precautions to protect the children of Annie's hometown. The first project was camera's at the local school with a monitor at police dispatch center to always have an eye on the children. The next steps are to move into the parks. Knights Creed holds an annual event in Annie's memory and all proceeds go to the Annie B. fund at the local Northwest savings bank in Bridgeville PA. This years event is being planned for June 28, 2014 check out Knights Creed MCO on face book or on the web at www.knightscreedmco.org for more details and other ways they help children. Together We Make A Difference.



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