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April April 28th- Two Fat Greeks- Open For the Season Looking for something delicious to fill your tummy? Well Two Fat Greeks, is the place to go! Located at the Classy Chassis & Cycles headquarters. So many great things to eat, and who knows, you just might find your next ride! May---Bike Awareness Month May 4th Queensmen Fish Fry Come out and join the Queensmen for March’s Fish Fry! It’s always a great time, with wonderful people. You will find them at 5189 Concession Rd. N. Amherstburg, On. May 5th- International Female Ride Day RIDE LEAVES CLARE’S HARLEY-DAVIDSON AT 11 A.M. Lunch stop at Bruins Pub Niagara Falls (to be paid for by everyone) – draws & prizes. 590 York Rd. www. claresharleydavidson.com Group photo before we leave the dealership. May 4th- Hogtowns Spring Open House Hogtown is having their Spring Open House, and you won’t want to miss out! There is going to be live music, door prizes, food & refreshments, motorcycle demos (Weather Permitting) and a picture. You can find them @ 164 Main St, Lucan, ON. For more info give Teresa a call @ (519) 227-1331 May 6th- 35th Annual Fort Erie Swap Meet This is the 35th year of the Fort Erie swap Meet! Come join us for the celebration! There will be kids draws, our Shinko Tire draw, food, vendors, and of course The Canadian International Biker Tare Down! Canadian vs. U.S. Military in a battle for the winner’s charity. The Metric Hall is growing BIG TIME, book NOW! Plus, this year we have a free bus and coupons for food in town for those who attend! Give us a call today (905) 347-2001 or (289) 686-6797. May 12th- 9th Annual Ride For Trooper Mark Wilson. Join the 1st Canadian Army Veterans Ontario unit as they host the 9th annual Rider for Trooper mark Wilson, on Saturday May 12th, 2018. The ride is around the London area, and is to honour the life of Trooper mark Wilson, who was a London native. There will be live entertainment, a barbeque, and memorial presentation at Parkwood Institutes main building. May 12th- Ottawa Swap Meet You won’t want to miss out on the 1st Ottawa Swap Meet. The location of this great meet is, 164 Argyle Street. S. Ottawa, ON. Doors open Saturday May 12th @ 8:30 A.M. and they close up shop @ 5 P.M. Vendorbooths available for only $25 and there is a small $5 entry fee, plus you can’t forget about the cash bar! Harley Davidson and vintage only. For more info call 613-401-6320 or email hoszogeml@gmail.com

May 12th – Strictly Swap Meet Come join the fantastic crew of Strictly V-Twin for their swap meet! Its bound to be an event you wont want to miss! They are offering frre admission, or you can reserve a table for only $10. The doors will open at 10am and they will be shutting things down around 1pm. You can find them @ 29945 Highway 48, Pefferlaw, ON. For more info give Amy a call @ 705-437-2291 May 12th- Niagara HOG Dice Run Fundraiser Niagara HOG is hosting a Dice Run Fundraiser for the Chippawa Legion, Branch 396. Breakfast will be available from 9 until 10:30. Roll the Bones for $5.00; we will leave at 11 am. Riding the back roads of Niagara, making a few stops on the way back to the Legion for a BBQ and Show & Shine. All welcome. May 26th- The Children’s Treatment Center Motorcycle Ride The ride will be starting at St. Lawrence College, Cornwall. There will be a free breakfast starting at 7:30. Registration will start at 8, and kickstands are up for 9am. There is a required donation of $35.00 and there will be door prizes, and gift bags. Everyone is welcome! Proceeds go to children with SD&G and Akwesasne. For more info call Melanie Meldrum, 613-733-0158. May 26th- Rednecks M.C. Poker Run As the calendar starts to fill up fast, be sure you make it out to the Rednecks M.C. poker ride. Registration is at 10 Acre Truck Stop, Belleville, @ 10a.m with engines beginning to roar @ 11 a.m. The rides final stop will be 152 Clearview Rd. Sterling, ON, around 4pm. $20 a hand, charitable donations made to CMHS, colours welcome! May 26th- Classy Chassis & Cycles- 12th Anniversary BBQ Bash Happy anniversary to those great folks at Classy Chassis & Cycles! The fun starts at 11 A.M and finishes at 3 P.M. and they are located @ 1399 8th Line. Lakefield, ON. May 27th- 2804 Dice Run Come show your support for the troops at this year’s 2804 Dice Run. It all starts at 8:30 A.M. @ the J.R. Brisson Arena, 758 Rue Brebeuf St. Casselman, ON. and finishes at 10 a.m. This ride is only $20 per participant, and the proceeds go to the troops. For more information call 613327-8222 or email 2804dicerun@gmail.com May 27th- 5th Annual Ralph Kitchen Ride Join these fantastic folks for their 5th Annual memorial ride. You will find everyone @ 15651 Hwy 26 North of Madoc. From 9am-4pm, with breakfast and lots of other events. For more info contact Marg @ 613-472-4131 or The BIAQD @ 613-967-2756 May 31st- 115th Harley-Davidson Anniversary Open House Event The Rider’s Mag - Page 5


Happy Birthday Harley-Davidson! Besure to come celebrate 115 years of impecable craftsmenship with the folks from Clares! This is the perfect opportunity to take a look at the new 2018 line-up. Located at Clare harleyDavidson in Fenwick for 10am- 4pm. for more info visit www.claresharleydavidson.com June June 2nd- Highway of Heroes Ride Join us for a fantastic, family friendly, fun filled day chocked with many special events and participants to mark our 10th anniversary! The 10th edition of the HHR goes on June 02, 2018 from Trenton, ON along the Highway of Heroes (401) to Memorial Park in Port Hope, ON. Website: heroeshighwayride.ca Facebook: fb.com/ groups/ HYPERLINK “https://events.wix.com/event/ fb.com/groups/HeroesHighwayRide”HeroesHighwayRide June 3rd- Veterans Memorial Ride With the success in 2016 of the Birth of a Nation Ride the HHR organizers are proud to introduce the inaugural edition of our new annual event on the day following the HHR. The Veterans Memorial Ride will travel from Kingston, ON to Ottawa, ON. Be sure to watch the website and join us on Facebook to stay up to date with all the details as the date becomes closer. Website: HeroesHighwayRide.ca Facebook: fb.com/groups/ HYPERLINK “https://events.wix.com/event/fb.com/ groups/HeroesHighwayRide”HeroesHighwayRide June 3rd- National Memorial Ride Hosted by The Ottawa Legion The National Memorial Ride is an event that brings together motorcycle enthusiasts and supporters to remember and commemorate Canada’s Fallen Veterans. Held annually on the first Sunday in June, riders join a motorcycle procession through Ottawa to the National Military Cemetery at Beechwood, where they participate in a Service of Remembrance and wreath laying ceremony to commemorate Canada’s Fallen military servicemen and women. This event offers a unique opportunity for riders to share their pride in Canada’s Veterans and honour those who served their country. Located at The Canadian War Museum Parking Lot, 1 Vimy Place, 11:00 – 12:30 Rider registration. For more info call: Main reception: 1-613-591-3335 or Toll-free: 1-888-556-6222 June 7th- Bike Night Starts Join us at Clare’s Harley-Davidson® of Niagara, 590 York Road, Niagara on the Lake, as we kickoff our first Bike Night of The Season. Every Thursday night from 6-9PM (weather permitting), all bikes are welcome. There will be; live entertainment, food trucks, hot pig roast, BBQ, special guest clubs, weekly rides leaving at 8:15p.m., vendors, draws & door prizes! Everyone is welcome. June 7th- TGIT Ride Night Departs Thank Gosh It’s Thursday! Set your watch for 5:30 P.M. and get your bike ready for the weekly Thursday rides at Classy Chassis & Cycles. Every Thursday night you can find the fellow riders @ 1399 8th Line. Lakefield, ON. June 9th- 2nd Annual Desiree’s Ride Join us for our 2nd annual Desiree’s Ride Chatham/ Kent, in support of victims of crime. We ride in memory of The Rider’s Mag - Page 6

Desiree Gallagher, along with raising funds for Chathum/ Kent Victim Services & Chatham/Kent Women’s Center. Located in Ridgetown On @ The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 243-75 Main St. E. Registration @ 11am, Kickstands up @ 1pm, Ride returns @3pm. Dinner, Dancing, loads of prizes, and chance to win the annual raffle draw. For info visit www.desireesride.com June 10th- Olivers Ale House 2nd Annual Show ‘N’ Shine Olivers Ale house is holding their 2nd annual Show ‘n” Shine! With the success of their first one (even with mother nature against them) they have made the wonderful choice to entertain us all again! The promise to have freshly BBQ chow, microbrewed beer, live bands, and this year there are BIKER GAMES! Any ladies who are feeling up to the task of Jello Wrestling will have to join in! Oliver Ale house is located 6155 Tomken road Mississauga. For more info call Olivers Ale House @ 905564-2537 June 16th- Brain Injury Awareness Ride Show your support for your local Brain Injury Association by coming out to the Greely Legion 8021 Mitch Owens Road on June 16th. Free breakfast served until 11 A.m., kickstands up @ 10:30 A.M. vendor space, live entertainment, tattoo contest, and so much more! For more information please email; awarnessride.ca@gmail. com June 23rd- Swap Meet Saturday @ Classy Chassis & Cycles Classy Chassis and Cycles have their Swap Meet Saturday going on, and you won’t want to miss out on it! For more information give the lovely folks a call 1-888-292-8305 or visit them on the web @ www.usedhd.ca June 24th-Bikefest Bobcaygeon Mark your calendars for the ever famous Bikefest Bobcaygeon! They are back for their 8th year, and it’s said to be their best yet! This family friendly event has lots to offer such as; Live entertainment, food, vendors, swag, prizes, and so much more! June 29th- July 1st- Bikers Battling Cancer In sunny Sundridge, you will find this great group of people to help fight cancer. In sunny Sundridge, you will find this great group of people to help fight cancer. They are holding their 2nd three-day motorcycle rally. There will be many exciting thing going on such as; a swap meet, show and shine, a motorcycle rodeo and games, a pig roast, live music, participate in Sundridge’s annual Canada Day parade, along with Batman, and so much more! June 30th- Lincoln County M.C Show ‘N’ Shine The great guys from L.C.M.C will be hosting their show ‘n’ shine on June 30th. $10 entry fee, located at the L.C.M.C clubhouse 4859 Hillside drive, Beamsville, On. Doors open @ Noon, Judging @ 3pm, Awards @ 4:30pm. For more info call (905) 563-4267 or e-mail lcmc1967@hotmail.com (HARLEY JUDGING ONLY) July July 6th, 7th, & 8th- 7th Annual Wheels, Water & Wings Festival Come join the fun in Bancroft On. There will be a midway, concerts, paddle challenges, soapbox durby, fly-in breakfast, vendors, and so much more! Rally runs, Sat the


7th, Show ‘N’ Shine on Sunday the 8th. Watch for details @ www.bancroftbia.com July 7th & 8th - Rideau Rendezvous Come party with us on the Rideau again this year! Presented by Pace Law firm it is the 2nd annual bike rally in Smith Falls. There will be lots of camping, live music, great food, biker rodeo, show ‘n’ shine, and too much more to list! If you are interested in a vendor spot, give us a call fast as spots a quickly disappearing (613) 406-RIDE (7433) July 13th- FRIDAY THE 13TH @ Clare’s Cycle & Sports Thunder Run to Dover from Clare’s Cycle & Sports. Ride leaves Clare’s Cycle Fenwick, 799 Hwy #20 West at 10 a.m. everyone is welcome July 14th- Lucan Baconfest Oink Oink, the smell of bacon is in the air! Baconfest is an event, you will feel foolish missing. Located in Lucan Ontario, you will find anything and everything to do with Bacon, and Bikes. Vendors of all types, show ‘n’ shines, prizes, live entertainment, and so much more! For more info give Teresa a call (519) 227-1331 August Aug 3rd, 4th, 5th – The Brotherhood 40th Anniversary Rodeo The Brotherhood M.C. is celebrating their 40th anniversay this year! The guys and gals put on an absolutely great time! With the biker games, live music, and delicous food there is nothing else like it! The entry is $25 bucks for all the great ammenities and fun. Talk to your local Brotherhood rep for more info. See ya there! Aug 3rd, 4th, 5th – Hogs For Hospice Hogs for Hospice is a 3 Day Motorcycle Rally in Leamington, Ontario at beautiful Seacliff Park on Lake Erie. The weekend is packed full of fun and activities for everyone to enjoy. Epic concerts, the best organized registered ride in Ontario, Freestyle Motocross Show, Custom Bike Show, Bike Games, Vendors, Beer Garden and much more. For More info please contact; Joe Oswald - joe@hogsforhospice.com Donny Pacheco - donny@hogsforhospice.com Aug 8th- 8th Annual Riders Against Hunger Will you ride for food? Join the 8th annual Riders Against Hunger charity ride in support of Eden Food for Change in Mississauga. Meet us on August 8, 2018 at The Garry W Morden Centre for a 3-4 hour poker-style run. Kickstands up at 9:30am. Register online for $35 or $50 with ride T-shirt. Participants will receive their gift bag, free breakfast and a free lunch prepared by Eden Food for Change’s Chef while enjoying live music and a silent auction table. In addition, participants who fundraise will receive great prizes! For more information visit www.ridersagainsthunger.org

Vita Women’s Shelter. This ride is being held @ The Knights; 12 Catherine Ave, Brantford, On. Registration begins at 11am, Kickstands up @ 1pm & the ride returns to The Knights around 3pm. Breakfast & B.B.Q incld in registration. For more info visit; www.desireesride.com Aug 26th- The Riders Mag Annual Show ‘N’ Shine Get your maps out, The Ridrs Mag is traveling to a new location this year. We have deciced to venture out into the wilds of Loretto on August 26th for our annual Show ‘N’ Shine. There is going to be great food, live music, great vendorsw, and of course the show n shine. We are looking to expand this year with the fun by MAYBE including some sort of biker games. Vendor booths will be available, and if you are interested in being a part of this years Show ‘n’ Shine please give either Critter or Chantel a call. 1-855-873-6680 or 289-763-4454. September Sept 14th & 15thBiketoberfest Be sure to join us again in 2018 for Biketoberfest. Festivities start with the Flag Run Sept 14th, then Biketoberfest and all the festivities start on Sept 15th. Free camping lots of vendors, food, live bands, and much more! Sept 8th- 2nd Annual Desiree’s Ride Niagara Falls Come out for the 3rd and final ride of the season dedicated to Desiree Gallagher. More details to follow or visit www. desireesride.com.

UPCOMING EVENTS SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2018 HAWKS M.C.

SPRING FLING •••

SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2018 HAWKS M.C.

POKER RUN •••

SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2018 HAWKS M.C.

SHOW & SHINE ••• web: hawksmc.com

Aug 18th- 5th Annual Desiree’s Ride- Brantford Supporting and raising funds for Victims of Crime. This marks the 5th year since the beginning of Desiree’s Ride. We ride in memory Desiree Gallagher along with raising funds for Victims Services Brantford, and Nova The Rider’s Mag - Page 7


Happy Spring! As I sit her starting this column I hear the cheerful sound of Ice pellets as they hit against the windows of my shop! Having crunched through the crust of ice that now coats the snow beneath it as I trudged from the house to the shop as the Wonder dogs frolicked and pranced ahead of me (Actually, little Rosebud couldn’t even penetrate the surface and had to make do with jumping in and out of Captain’s indentations as he plodded on in the lead!). I abandoned any thought of shoveling a path through the heavy white crap, breaking through the layers of ice that now encased my truck and actually venturing out onto the highways and byways that lead to Barrie for the Barrie Swap meet! All That was clearly specified as the Prime objective in schedule Item #1 “Plan A” of what was to happen on April 5, 2018 with an ETA of 9:00 AM. However, due to the horribly, crappy weather and my distinct lack of desire to venture out in it, I made an executive decision and immediately initiated “Plan B”! I turned up the volume on my stereo system to drown it out the annoying clatter of crud hitting against my windows, poured myself a stiff shot of rum (Sure it is only 8:00 AM! But I’ve already had my cup of coffee or three, it’s fucking cold and miserable out there and, the Wonder dogs don’t care, there is nobody else out here to object and it is all part of the executive decision!) and soldiered on! It has been a very busy time for us at The Riders Mag as we struggle along trying to give all you fine folks the skinny on what has happened, what is happening and what is about to happen in our little corner of the World of Bikerdom (To the best of our knowledge and recollections.)! It’s not always fun and it’s never easy but it is always an adventure and it is what it is! We are anticipating another busy year and hope that Mother Nature co-operates with us and provides decent weather. We are setting dates for our own events, or events that we are taking part in. Rideau Rendezvous in Sensational Smiths Falls is happening again this year July 7 th 2018. Oliver’s Alehouse is doing another Show and Shine this year and once again we will be there to help out by running the Show and Shine portion! This will take place at Oliver’s Alehouse, 6155 Tomken Rd #1, Mississauga, ON L5T 1X3 on Sunday June 10, 2018. There will be great food, live entertainment, draws and fun for all! Kitchener is again hosting the Rock and Rumble on July 28th and it promises to be a fantastic event as well! Mid July is shaping up to be somewhat insane for us! We will be in Port Dover for Friday 13th probably arriving on Thursday then we will be heading to the big town of Lucan for Baconfest on July 14th to do the Show and Shine there on the Saturday! We will then drag our asses back to Newmarket in time for deadline! I’m old and wearing out and just can’t keep up to grueling schedules The Rider’s Mag - Page 8

the way I used to, so my funeral will probably be penciled in for the following weekend if I have time to attend! If I survive; I’m still talking to the fine folks up at the 400 Flea Market in Innisfil, about doing another Show and Shine up there one day this summer! This was a great location for us and was always really well attend we’d like to do it again and are just working out details! Our Annual Show and Shine which we have

been holding in Newmarket at the end of August, August 26th to be exact, is moving to the Loretto Tavern in beautiful Downtown Loretto! This is a great location and the huge parking

lot and bar are well suited to an event such as this! We will have all the traditional stuff that we’ve always had; a live band, prizes, great food and beverages, vendors and adding great riding country! It is just time to change things up! I find that one of the hardest things in life is surviving past the expiration point of those people that have been a part of your life whom you love and respect and the very thought of having to carry on without them is inconceivable! I have attended a lot of funerals and each and every time, too many times and felt that empty feeling that just seems to ache in every part of your being! I know and have known, a lot of people, as I meet so many, doing what I do! I have shared many great times with so many and then had to deal with the anguish of saying good bye! It is as painful, or more each and every time! I find myself saying the same old words and they never seem appropriate or sufficient to properly convey my feelings! I always walk away thinking I should have said more or less or made this gesture or that, the absolute truth is, I just don’t know! I have come to just saying “I have no words!” I think of a song by Reba McIntyre “What can you say at a moment like this?” That’s all I’ve got! It doesn’t get any easier the more times you do it! The thought of never seeing someone who had been so important to you again, is still crushing! However, death is a part of life and we must all deal with it at one time or another! I had a dilemma recently as I had two funerals of two great people to attend on the same weekend and just did my level best to give them both my utmost attention and respect! My dear friend and Brother, John (Harl) Harling whom I wrote about last Month, had his celebration of life already planned for the Saturday when news came that Jim (Hippy) Hipkin had passed and his funeral was also scheduled for the Saturday! I knew that short of somebody offering to ferry me betwixed and between by helicopter or jet, or me being cloned, I wouldn’t be able to pull it off!


I called upon Heavenly Heather Ireland (Who always put a twinkle in Hip’s eyes when she was part of Biker TV.) to see if she would do a write up! She agreed to do it and Chantel was also able to make it out there thanks to her friend Sensational Sarah to take pictures! Heather was unable to get the article written in time for this issue so it will appear at a later date! Jim (Hippy) Hipkin I did manage to make the trip out to Brantford for the viewing on the Friday evening and arrived a bit early (As is my Custom.) but nowhere near early enough! The parking lots were jammed with cars, pickup trucks and motorcycles as were the side streets. I squeezed my truck into a spot that someone just vacated, made my way to the Funeral Home and took my place at the end of a long line that snaked its way through the front doorway, the Fourier, the lobby down a long hallway, around the perimeter of a large room back down the long hallway into the chapel where we were seated in the pews and put in queue row by row, to rejoin the line that led to the reception line of family, where Hip lay in State among the floral displays and trappings of his life! It was quite a procedure but absolutely necessary in order to handle the volumes of people out to pay their respects to this fine gentleman and his family! I think the funeral home did a remarkable job and were extremely respectful to all in attendance! I got to talk a bit and try to express my condolences as best I could, then made my way past the many galleries of pictures that represented Hip’s time here on earth! There were pockets of people everywhere, reminiscing about times and experiences that they had with him in days gone by! Back at the doorway the line still remained but had now grown even longer, extending well out into the parking lot! The closing was listed as 9:00 PM but I really don’t think that that was anywhere near realistic judging from the volumes of people waiting to get in! I would definitely hate to be the one that tried to enforce that with this crowd! He was extremely well thought of and respected by many from near and far and will be sorely missed! He built and ran an honest business and was well respected by his customers and anyone who did business with him, even his competitors! Most of all he earned a place of honour and respect for himself and his family in the motorcycle community and into the hearts of anyone who had the privilege of meeting him! He was a gentleman, with a heart of gold, a permanent mischievous grin and twinkle in his eyes! He enjoyed his business, motorcycles, his family, his friends, his customers, who soon became friends and life in general! The annual, legendary “Open House Parties” were always much anticipated by all of his customers and friends from near and far and were marked on many calendars as a must attend event! They were also family affairs as his whole family took part in them! The mere thought of Mississippi’s famous Chili and the meatballs had people salivating long before they even got there! There were always lots of great food items laid out on the tables but everyone kept an eye on the The Rider’s Mag - Page 9


doors for when the Crockpots, pots, and trays made their aromatic entrance and the lineup formed immediately! His business, Hips Cycle, was his pride and joy, he put his heart and soul into it and was able to proudly pass it, along with a wealth of knowledge and experience on to his Son Jon to carry on! Hip took his love of Harley-Davidson Motorcycles to a whole different level, even to the point where he and his friends got together (I understand that some alcoholic beverages might have played a part!) and constructed an exact replica of the original Harley-Davidson Shed beside his shop. Exact to the point where he studied pictures of the original building so he could get the spacing of the nails that held it together right, along with other intricate little features! That was characteristic of Hip, fastidious with an eye for detail and perfection but fun was what it was really all about! I will leave the rest to others far better qualified than I to say their piece later in this issue! So long Hippy! It was a pleasure to have met you! RIP – GBNF John (Harl) Harling – July 17,1961 – March 14, 2018 I tried to unload the Trike from the trailer, where it was to have stayed, all clean until the upcoming Spring Motorcycle Show, despite the fact that it was colder than a witches’ tit and calling for rain, snow sleet, hail and everything and anything else that would freeze my ass off, soak me and make any biker miserable and would probably result in me having to get the beast detailed again in time for the Show! But this was for Harl damn it! I knew that he would have done it for me or anyone of his Brothers without any thought or hesitation so I said to myself “Suck it up Buttercup!” and got to it! It was very dark, dreary looking, windy and cold but still no precipitation! “I’ve ridden in worse for no real good reason other than the bike started and it seemed like the thing to do at the time!” I muttered to myself! “This is for Harl damn it!” I hit the starter! WHRR! Whirr! Click! Click! Not the VROOM, VROOM, that I was hoping for! The damn thing didn’t want to start! Nose downhill, with old legs and old body just not up to the task at hand that I would have done with ease only a couple or thirty years ago! I called on my buddy, Dusty and he came over to help me get it out of the trailer and with the aid of booster cables and my truck finally got her fired up! I got geared up and headed to the Clubhouse to find about a dozen other bikes out amongst the lot full of cars and trucks. I had time for a quick trip to the bar for some 50 (Like 50 weight oil) fortification against the cold before they announced our departure which was imminent and were herded out to our various methods of

transportation and headed Southbound to Richmond Hill! It was a cold, blustery day and the ride down wasn’t particularly pleasant but not unbearable! However, the The Rider’s Mag - Page 10

large bottle of Fireball that got passed around upon arrival was a welcome sight as was the warmth that the liquid provided to chilled bodies! The funeral home was jammed full, parking lots, driveways, lobbies, washrooms everything! I pity anyone else who had been planning a funeral that day as the place was packed and they were all there for Harl! The Brothers of the Blade had Harl’s much loved Harley there amongst the floral arrangements and trappings of Harl’s time here on earth. In the centre, Harl’s ashes were contained in an urn, crafted with much love and respect, by Dusty, another member of the Brothers of the Blade who had worked very closely with Harl over the last several years! It was a Harley jug and head mounted on a spectacular wooden base! A fine and fitting tribute from one Brother to another that will take its place of honour in the Clubhouse and sit alongside his other Brothers that have preceded him! There was a great slideshow playing, the whole time showing fantastic pictures of Harl throughout his life and the mood changed with the changing pictures from laughter, oohs and ahhs but remained fairly somber! Puss, as he has done so many times in the past, for

so many of his Brothers and Sisters, acted as emcee (For want of a better word, term or whatever,) for the ceremony! (I hope that one day he will extend to me the same honour!) He paid proper tribute to a Brother who was taken far too soon from us! What followed was a fine tribute to a man who loved and lived life on his terms! It was a journey through cherished memories, recollections and anecdotes from those who knew him best and loved him! As with any journey, we experienced some lows but many highs along the way. For those who didn’t know him as well, you were given an insight into the life and substance of this remarkable man and how he affected those he met along the way through his life and the impact he had on the lives of so many! His daughter Briiana made her impassioned tribute to the dedicated father that he was! She spoke of the great father who was a friend and Brother to his extended family, honest, loyal, trusting and trustworthy to so many!


He held his head high, wore his patch with pride and dignity! That is the way he lived and he left this World with the same dignity! Proud, knowing that he’d done the best he could! Harl was very well respected in the Biker Community evidenced by the number of Motorcycle Clubs represented here today! There was a large contingent of The Brothers of the Wheel MC who had come up from Ohio, and West Virginia to pay their respects. Members of The Paradice Riders MC, Hells Angels MC, Aces and Eights MC and The Iron Hawgs MC, to name just a few, were also in attendance! There were refreshments available at the Funeral Home for those who wanted them while Harl’s urn was secured to Gary’s motorcycle for the trip back to the Clubhouse where Harl would take his place on the mantel! We arrived back at the House. Still no rain or other crap! I felt that I’d fulfilled my mission which was to escort him back to the CH (I thought I heard Harl’s voice coming from the Heavens saying, “Fuck off right now and get that thing home! There will still be 50 when you get back because no one else around here drinks that stuff!”) and I took the opportunity to take the Trike back home and park her, still clean, in the garage, and take the Truck back to the Clubhouse! It was as if Mother Nature had been holding off with the real crap that started immediately after I pulled into the garage, missing all the real fun stuff like rain, sleet, high winds and saving another clean-up for the Show! I think maybe Harl had a hand in it! He could be a charmer and even a frosty bitch like Mother Nature could take a shine to him! The Clubhouse was absolutely packed inside and out! We would celebrate the Life and times of John “Harl” Harling in a spot that he truly loved with those he sincerely cared about! Harl himself had set the menu for the food that was served; “Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Sausages, but No Fucking Salads!” I raise a 50 to you my friend and I’ll leave the Guinness for you! Is that whistling I hear? - RIP – GBNF – Thanks, you will be missed! Love and Respect! Peterborough Spring Swap Meet. My buddy Dangerous Doug and his lovely lady Flo met me at Casa Critter early as we wanted to be on time or earlier for this Show and Shine and get in there to scoop up great deals. I swore them both in as Official Roving Reporter trainees and we headed across the highways and byways that lead to the booming Metropolis that is Peterborough! We did however, stop in Port Perry for an incredible breakfast so we could keep up our strength for our Roving Reporter duties, before carrying on to our mission! We arrived on scene early as we planned, only to find that others had decided to be earlier yet! The place was already abuzz and filled with vendors in various states of set-up, while trying to sell stuff, to anxious buyers while keeping an eye out for stuff that they might need from other vendors!

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Other vendors were competing with other Vendors and early arrivals for deals! This is in keeping with true, traditional Swap Meet fashion! When the ad says “Come Early” they are not joking! I wandered through, Mags in hand and we left four bundles at the entrance table! By 9:00 AM they needed more! The Rider’s Mag - Page 11


I saw organizer, Larry sitting there, just beyond the entrance just beaming at the success of this event! The first one he held here, certainly, wasn’t all that he had hoped for but he knew this was an event that had potential and was going to take eventually and he stuck with it! This Swap Meet has grown in leaps and bounds ever since and is now destined to take its place among the most anticipated events in the Province each year and be will be marked on all biker’s calendars from this area and beyond as a must attend event! The pride shows on his face and I couldn’t be happier for him! He is a man with vision and for a man with vision, knows, it doesn’t have to happen the first time out! I ran into a whole lot of folks I knew and it took me a long time to get from point A to point anywhere! I love it! There are so many people that I just love to get together with! My friend Gypsy was there, resplendent in her pink tinted hair, beads, bangles and whatever else she could find to throw on helping out at her friend’s booth! With Gypsy, you can usually hear her long before you actually see her! Her laugh is like a siren’s call and her smile is like a beacon! You definitely know when she is around! We got to talk awhile before going off to do what we were both there to do! I don’t get to see her as often these days as she has broken away from the caravan and moved her Gypsy wagon to a new site somewhere in the Lindsay area, in a remote little clearing by a stream somewhere far away from the civilized World where her fiddle playing and dancing naked around a cheery campfire won’t disturb anyone! It’s always good to meet up with a friend, however briefly and do a little catching up! I, also, was on a mission here as My buddy from Recycled Gear in Beautiful Downtown Lindsay had requested another sign designed by the “Beast”. I had my pal and confederate Dan (The Polish Prince) from Alfagraf in Mississauga work his magic once again, to produce it we and delivered it here today! See! I can multi-task! This event is growing and it is great to see! The area needs it and the biker community needs it! Once you know an event is for real and dedicated to the true roots of what a swap meet is, the true biker community will come out get behind it! It is not about getting bigger for the sake of getting bigger! It is about bringing in those who are serious about the lifestyle and the history behind it! It isn’t about bringing in hundreds of vendors selling the same mass produced, cheap as shit, leather goods as the guy in the next booth or the next booth or the booth after that, or people selling massage pillows, videos, scantily clad women (No they are OK!) insoles or pepperoni sticks! It is about the same people who you used to see at all the Bike Shows before many of the shows over-priced themselves to them! They are the same people who come out to events to not just sell their wares but to support and enjoy the events! I wandered through, seeing so many people that I knew! Fred Hale and his fantastic family are a mainstay for all of these events and bring a whole lot of their products with them! I know Amy goes out of her way to bring in some really great looking biker clothing and accessories that you don’t see in too many shops around here. Shawn McCooey from Fort Erie Swap Meet was there promoting his World-Famous Fort Erie Swap Meet that is to run May 6th 2018 and he was his usual enthusiastic self, as was Krazzy Doug from Bikefest Bobcaygeon or Bobcaygeon Bikefest, on June 24th 2018 or whatever is the correct title! (It really doesn’t matter as they are both the same event, but I will get corrected either way after this runs!) Either way it is going to be a great event! Come out! Have a great time! Tell them Critter sent you! There were lots of great deals to be had and as I made my rounds and I made a few! This is a great event and getting better but if I could suggest, a few benches or picnic tables at which to sit and enjoy a beverage and a snack wouldn’t hurt a bit and might let old guys like me last a little longer and see us through another The Rider’s Mag - Page 12


circuit or three to fully check things out! Just saying……………. Anyhow we had a great time! See you in the fall!

Spring Motorcycle Show 2018

We had been anticipating and planning for this show for months and had all the best intentions in the World to be ready for it but found ourselves once again, in total disarray and unprepared just days before it was to happen! We scurried and scrambled and otherwise ran around like chickens with their heads cut off and just hoped for the best! The Beast, Chantel and myself loaded up the truck and the trailer and headed down to set up on the Friday and got in just fine! However, I did have an altercation with a fire alarm beside our booth knocking it off the wall and setting off the alarm for the whole building which I’m sure thrilled one and all, as the stress of setting up and getting in and out of the buildings isn’t painful enough! So, for all of you out there wondering who the fucking bonehead was; it was I! Sorry! Thank you to the brawny members of the Fire Dept. for resisting the urge to lay a beating on me when they showed up to investigate! We got done what we could that day and elected to head home and finish the next morning when we had a full crew and could see what space the other occupants of our booth would need. Saturday, we got an early start and headed on in to finish setting up! The crew was up and at it and we got it done in short order! Joining us once again was Donny Petersen selling and signing his books he is one of our most popular writers and people are always happy to get to see and talk to him! Ali from Sinful Delights in Barrie and is one of our distributors for Mag Swag joined us once again and her display of sexy wear got lots of attention. Swap Meet Sue who writes for us, covering all the events that she attends and also sells our Mag Swag also set up some of her stuff so we had a full booth to be certain! We were fortunate this time to have a full crew on for most of the show as everyone was in good relatively good health. I say relatively good health as some of us had some issues like Scott who has come back on board with us for the Shows had injured his hand at work and wasn’t quite up to snuff but he could hand out Mags and talk and it was good to have him back! He and Peppermint Patty have been helping out since I first took over The Mag and it seemed like old times! L’il Red came in from the wilds of Campbellford along with her husband Mike and joined the tenacious Miss Kitty and the rest of us as we handed out a ton of Mags over the course of the Show. Our Angie (AKA Lefty the One-Armed Bandit) wasn’t at our booth this time as The Spring Show had offered her, her own space with the Women of Motorcycling display and allowed her to speak on stage at intervals throughout the Show! This was a great opportunity for her to move her further in the direction that she wants to go, towards being a motivational speaker! Having getting over some huge hurdles and overcoming some of the obstacles that life put in her way, she is indeed inspirational and certainly qualified to speak on it! We also got to meet Paige, the delightful young lady who made doing all the paperwork and arrangements for the Spring Show so easy and she was even more delightful in person than she was on the phone and in all of the necessary emails and faxes and stuff! My view was shared by many other vendors and everyone seemed to think Peter Derry made a great choice and is lucky to have someone as keen as her on staff! It will only make things better! Having such a great crew, I was able to wander the Show a whole lot more, meet more people and check things out more! It was good to get out and about but I wear out quicker than I used to as age, poor diet and a few other factors like being overweight and out of shape and each tour of the show required periods of sitting in the booth which is also good because on each return I heard that this guy or that girl or group were by to see me and I could await their return. I had a great time, got to meet a whole bunch of great folks! Does it get any better than that! I also got to visit with my favourite bartender once again. DON'T LOSE IT! They don’t have 50 but she remembered what I had drank in the past and AutoConnect, GPS Tracking Systems usually had it already mixed if she spotted me heading that way! for your bike, boat, car or RV I did forget to register my Trike for judging as time got away from me and by the time I remembered it was too late! Sold and Installed Here! The Eddy Awards were given out again this year and I found them to be fascinating! I nominated Jon Burman of Classy Chassis for all of the charity Stop by and check out our NEW work, patriotism and unselfish giving of themselves and of their time that he, in-house paint-shop & customize your his family and crew do for the community at large! baby TODAY! Some of the other recipients really caught my attention! One gentleman in particular, as I’d noticed him wandering through the show several times throughout the day as he definitely stood out in a crowd with his kilt and a cute little Husky pup in tow! The Rider’s Mag - Page 13


Until he came onto the stage, I had no idea of who he was or what he had done! I listened to his story and knew I had to track him down and talk to him! His name is Oliver Solaro, a welder from Owen Sound Ontario! Oliver was quite familiar with these Northern Communities as he had travelled to many of them during summer months by motorcycle, battling mosquitoes and black flies big enough to be considered birds of prey in many parts of the World, so we know that he is tough as Hell! He heard about parts of the railway tracks, that are the lifeline for goods to this community being washed out! He also heard many essential items including dog food were not able to get through and that sled dogs were starving because they had no food! Dogs were being killed as opposed to having them starve to death. Upon hearing this, being an animal lover and humanitarian, he figured he would see what he could do. He approached a dog food manufacturer in New Brunswick and had them agree to donate and ship him free of charge, 1,500 pounds of dog food, that, along with many other essential items the community would need he loaded on a sled. He converted his motorcycle into a snow cycle and readied himself for the journey! Now I don’t know a whole lot about Churchill Manitoba other than, it is an isolated Community in Northern Manitoba! The other thing that I know about Churchill Manitoba, I learned from a documentary I saw on TV years ago, (In fact I even woke up my young daughter Godzookie at 3:00 AM to watch it with me.) and that is; they have a shitload of Polar Bears up there and they are not afraid of humans! In fact, they come right into town! Now I don’t pretend to be an expert on Polar Bears either, but what do I know about Polar Bears is that they will kill and eat you and care very little about your mission, no matter how selfless and noble you were being! I was reminded of a story that a rather nutty (My opinion! Nice guy but nutty!) friend of mine who used to get flown into to remote regions of the Country in all kinds of weather, including remote lakes in the middle of Winter, he would then drill a hole in the ice, sit on a bucket and fish, once told me! Upon arrival at this one remote location, even before the hole was bored through the 75 feet of ice that stood between them and the fish, his guide had wisely instructed him that if he spotted a Polar Bear heading in their direction, they were to pack up and leave immediately! Despite Disney inspired, dreams and fantasies to the contrary, The Polar bear wasn’t just curious about these strange white people out on the lake and coming to check them out and maybe frolic and play a little! He was hungry and coming to eat them! Apparently Polar bears have no nut allergies! Now, I hate winter at the best of times, even as it is here in the banana belt region of southern Ontario and holding fast to my firm belief that the only good place for ice, being in a glass of rum, and that snow should be banned altogether would not put me in good stead for such a journey! In fact, pretty well, the last place on earth that I would like to be at any time, in any form of transportation would be Churchill Manitoba! To put yet, a finer point on it, definitely not alone aboard a snow cycle hauling a sled loaded down with a whole shitload of dogfood and other items, in the middle of the wilderness surrounded by large populations of hungry Polar Bears and wolves and chance of becoming a special of the day on the tundra menu! To make a long story short he made it safe and sound, the dog population of Churchill Manitoba were chowing down on some quality food, rather than taking a one-way trip out behind the shed. Our hero snow cyclist was awarded a fine Husky pup for his trouble by an appreciative populace and they both stood before us here today with all limbs still intact! Proof positive that they made it there and back safely, with no physical scars to show that, no Polar Bears or wolves mounted a successful attack at any time during the trip and no humans were harmed during the adventure! Even the Snow Cycle was on display here at the show! I did manage to find his display and got to have a talk with him! He is a long-time avid reader of The Riders Mag! I told him that I would love to publish the account of his journey in The Mag and he will send it along as soon as he gets time! It may seem that I was making light of his arduous trip or the cause that he was fulfilling but that is just my style, I’m an idiot, you all know that! So why am I explaining? I have nothing but admiration for any individual who would sacrifice his time, energy and safety to travel through treacherous unforgiving terrain to perform such a selfless act, save some puppies lives and make life easier for residents in a remote town! You sir, are my definition of a hero! The day whizzed by and soon it was time for many of us to abandon our posts and head for home! Sunday, while not quite as busy as the previous day still had some really busy periods and all the Mags we brought with us were gone! My buddy Paul came in to help us out as many of the rest of our Crew could only make it for the Saturday! The Rider’s Mag - Page 14


Also, former Publisher JR MacRae was able to bring his Dad Alex MacRae Sr. to the Show! It is always great to see them as Sr. was my partner doing these various Shows and events over a long period of time and I miss him terribly! His health isn’t what it once was and Parkinson’s disease is taking its toll on him but he still has the spirit and the determination to come out! There are a lot of people besides me who are happy to see him! He was a mainstay at all these events for years and he won’t be forgotten! I was able to wander the Show again running into a lot of people I knew along the way! The Bike Lawyer Timothy Leigh Bell who is an advertiser with us does some writing for us as well when time permits! I wandered through “Pickers Alley” Spring Show speak for swap meet where all kinds of hoarders of used, slightly used, well used but still good for thousands of miles parts, like Rocco from Authentic Cycle in Markham, Ryan from RNR Custom Cycle in Guelph, Josh from Classy Chassis and World Famous Dino from wherever he says he’s from show up with parts galore selling at insane prices are paired with bikers who need those parts and will pay what they have to, to get them! On my journeys through the show, I met lots of people with worthy causes doing rides everywhere and anywhere, groups advocating no helmets for those wearing religious headgear like turbans, groups supporting this cause and that charity and all kinds of other things! Hogs for Hospice had a great booth promoting their huge event out in Chatham this Summer! They have tons of stuff going on with bands like Cheap Trick and Randy Houser and on Aug 3rd 4th and 5th and a whole lot more! Then there is Biketoberfest on Sept 14th an 15th! Terez Leather once again, had her great crew of models take to the Stage and put on yet another amazing Leather Fashion Show! This time they went with the theme of Bikers and their dogs and features garments for both man/women and beasts, large and small! We got to the Awards portion of the Show and from my spot in front of the stage got pictures of the happy recipients! It was time to tear down, pack up and head for Home! Another good Show, see you all next year!

Port Dover Friday 13th - April 2018

They had been calling for a cold, nasty day with rain and snow and stuff not really suited to riding a Motorcycle with the Trike loaded on the trailer along with bundles of Mags and headed for beautiful downtown Port Dover! Actually, we would be heading first to JR’s Cottage on the shores of Lake Erie where we would unload the trike and go into town from there! We arrived at the cottage to find JR there and after a hearty breakfast saddled up and rode through some bitterly cold conditions to our usual spot up by the Royal Bank and after laying out boxes of Mags on top of the Box on the back of the Trike wandered off through Town to check things out! We spotted the Pace Law Motorcycle Division booth and stopped to talk to Ray, who was doing his best to extract as much warmth as was humanly possible from a cup of coffee! We stopped into On the Fringe to find Elaina and her team hard at work in a very busy shop, before working our way through Town to where Classy Chassis had set up at the site of the old Clare’s H-D Store that Richard and Gale used to run before Richard retired! Richard was there helping Jon get set up and it was great to see him! We then headed back up the street and checked out the vendors in the park and into the new Clare’s Port Dover on Main Street then back to the Trike where we handed out all the Mags that we had with us! Angelo’s was closed and had for sale signs posted in the The Rider’s Mag - Page 15


doors and windows! I sure hope it reopens for the July event! I once again took full advantage of Chantel’s young legs and boundless energy, turning her loose on the Streets of Port Dover with my camera and an empty memory card! We could occasionally catch a brief glimpse of her, her mane of long blonde hair flowing in the wind as she gracefully glided through the crowded main street like a gazelle! Surprisingly there were a good number of motorcycles lining both sides of the street and the Town was pretty busy considering the weather! There were the usual busloads of Police on hand to keep the Peace! JR showed up on his decker with a load of his titty shirts in search of the elusive “Mammories of Dover” I don’t know how many takers he had as layers of warm clothing seemed to be the order of the day! In fact, the only bare boobs I saw all day belonged to the Lovely Tina who flashed Chantel and I as we rode out of Town later that afternoon, sorry the camera was packed away and we have no photographic evidence, but take my word for it, she looked good as always! We stopped at the World Famous “The Checkered Flag” in Mount Hope for a bite to eat and a cold 50 (I know they sell it here!) served to us by the illustrious “Jake” along with some absolutely spectacular chicken wings fries and other side dishes! We were also honoured presence by the of owner Jim Stevenson and his little dog! This is a fun place to visit, especially if you are a fan of Nascar but judging from some of the decorations, Jeff Gordon or some of his fans, may feel a little intimidated! All in all, it was a good day and we didn’t hit any nasty stuff until around Mississauga where we ran into the heavy rain that bordered on being classified as snow at times, that stuck with us all the way back home

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Classy Chassis Calendar Shoot - May 20

I made the early morning drive through freezing rain and all kinds of crap to Classy Chassis’ fine property! It looked pretty when visualized through tired old eyes in the dim light of dawn, the tree branches and limbs weighed down by the coating of ice glimmering in the dawns early light! But I was not fooled into thinking it was a Winter Wonderland and recognized it for the Icy Hell that it really was! I stopped first at the Showroom to see Josh and Jon to get the gist of what they had in mind in the way of which bikes and they wanted to shoot with and where! I asked Jon (Being an ordained minister) if he couldn’t intervene here just a little bit and make this icy stuff go away! He just smiled and waved! I’m not particularly religious but it doesn’t hurt to ask! They directed me down to the service area where they had a bike all picked out, cleaned up and ready to go! Also, ready to go, was Jon’s beautiful, Grand Daughter Chelsie, who would once again would be the model for the shoot! She is a real treat to work with as she is not only drop dead gorgeous but as an avid rider herself is totally comfortable around motorcycles which makes things so much easier. This would be a relatively simple shoot as we only had one bike to shoot with only a few changes in wardrobe. The guys positioned the bike so I could work around it easier and we got to work! I find this amazing, as some people these days are always up for a challenge and want to experience and learn new and different things, expand their horizons and develop new skills! In my time once you set a course and decided on a career, that was it! You took this or that course studied to be something and put things in motion, you were locked in! Apparently, that is not the way it is these days! The last time we did a shoot together, Chelsie was training to be a Paramedic! I thought that was amazing, but after she accomplished that, has now decided to become a carpenter and is learning how to frame houses! Wow! Framing is a tough gig but Chelsie, seems more than up to the task! The shoot didn’t take long and after a brief

interview with Jon and Josh I was on my way back home! The weather was now totally clear, the roads were dry and free of ice and crap! If it was something you did Jon, thank you!

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The other night, my wife asked me how many women I’d slept with. I told her: “Only you. All the others kept me awake all night!” (The doctor says I should be able to see again in about ten days. The broken arm will take about a month to heal.) A man goes to a shrink and says, “Doctor, my wife is unfaithful to me. Every evening, she goes to Larry’s bar and picks up men. In fact, she sleeps with anybody who asks her! I’m going crazy. What do you think I should do?””Relax,” says the Doctor, “take a deep breath and calm down. Now, tell me, exactly where is Larry’s bar?” John was on his deathbed and gasped pitifully, “Give me one last request, dear,” he said.”Of course, John,” his wife said softly.”Six months after I die,” he said, “I want you to marry Bob.””But I thought you hated Bob,” she said..With his last breath John said, “I do!” A man goes to see the Rabbi. ‘”Rabbi, something terrible is happening and I have to talk to you about it.”The Rabbi asked, “What’s wrong?”The man replied, “My wife is poisoning me.The Rabbi, very surprised by this, asks, “How can that be?”The man then pleads, “I’m telling you, I’m certain she’s poisoning me, what should I do?”The Rabbi then offers, “Tell you what. Let me talk to her, I’ll see what I can find out and I’ll let you know.”A week later the Rabbi calls the man and says, “I spoke to her on the phone for three hours. You want my advice? The man said, “Yes” and the Rabbi replied, “Take the poison.” There was a bit of confusion at the store this morning. When I was ready to pay for my groceries, the cashier said, “Strip down, facing me.”Making a mental note to complain to my congressman about Homeland Security running amok, I did just as she had instructed. When the hysterical shrieking and alarms finally subsided, I found out that she was referring to my credit card. I have been asked to shop elsewhere in the future. They need to make their instructions to us seniors a little clearer. Three dead bodies turn up at the Dublin mortuary all with very big smiles on their faces. The coroner calls the police to tell them what has happened. ‘First body: Pierre Dubois, Frenchman, 60, died of heart failure while making love to his 20-year old mistress. Hence the enormous smile, Inspector’, says the Coroner. ‘Second body: Hamish Campbell, Scotsman, 25, won £50,000 on the lottery. Spent it all on whisky. Died of alcohol poisoning, hence the smile.’ The Inspector asked, ‘What about the third body?’ ‘Ah,’ says the coroner, ‘this is the most unusual one. Paddy Murphy, Irish, 30, struck by lightning.’ ‘Why is he smiling then?’ inquires the Inspector. ‘He thought he was having his picture taken’. ‘Turtle’ I’ve learned that pleasing everyone is impossible, but pissing everyone off is a piece of cake. Proof that you can never underestimate the innovativeness of Canadian Farm Boys: At a high school in Saskatchewan, a group of boy students played a prank. They let three goats loose inside the school. But before turning them loose, they painted numbers on the sides of the goats: 1, 2 and 4. School Administrators spent most of the day looking for No. 3. Now that’s funny, I don’t care who you are..... And you thought there was nothing to do in Saskatchewan Toward the end of the Sunday service, the Minister asked, “How many of you have forgiven your enemies? “80% held up their hands. The Minister then repeated his question. All responded this time, except one man, an avid golfer named Walter Barnes, who attended church only when the weather was bad. “Mr. Barnes, it’s obviously not a good morning for golf. It’s good to see you here today. Are you not willing to forgive your enemies?” “I don’t have any,” he replied gruffly. “Mr. Barnes, that is very unusual. How old are you?” “Ninety-eight,” he replied. The congregation stood up and clapped their hands. “Oh, Mr. Barnes, would you please come down in front & tell us all how a person can live ninety-eight years & not have an enemy in the world?” The old golfer tottered down the aisle, stopped in front of the pulpit turned around, faced the congregation, and said simply, “I outlived the bastards.” ...continued page 49 The Rider’s Mag - Page 18


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As I am writing this, parts of Ontario are experiencing the Ice shit of 2018. Really Mother Nature? An ice storm, in April? Make sure you pull my hair to make it worthwhile! Geesh! With last summer’s weather being shit for a good portion of the summer, it’d be nice to maybe to have you shine down on Ontario for awhile! You know, instead of raining down this ‘pissed mist’ that we all must deal with. I’ve yet to break out my ride, and for the ones that have, wow, you got balls. Me, I’ve been sick, again. Ya know, I can avoid catastrophic injury riding my bike and in general daily life, but you put me next to someone with the sniffles and its game over! Code Red! Taken down by the boogeyman, literally!!! Me, I’ve been hitting the bike shows, swap meets etc., as I need parts for my baby. Which brings me to the

Peterborough Swap Meet. Mike and I always try to go, and this recent one was the largest one yet. As we sauntered in, I was ready to drop off Riders Mags at the front table, only to find out our very own Critter had already been there with the new Mags. I hadn’t even got them yet! Such a good man. We were there early so I can only imagine what time he got there. I don’t know how he does it, ‘cause I am definitely NOT a morning person. Mind you, if you see me up past 10 pm on any given day, I’ve probably been kidnapped and you should rescue me. Heaven help Ya if I’ve been drinkin’. I’m am happy drunk, but I fall asleep there too. Such a party animal! Ahhh, but my younger years……! Mike and I do a customary wander around the swap meet first, then we do another because there’s always The Rider’s Mag - Page 20

something or someone that I’ve missed. This year, it was nice to see Josh from Classy Chassis there. He and Mike have the same banter, as Mike is on the lookout for his elusive Indian motorcycle, and Josh knows it! We talked about a batwing for my bike (after all, I did get my bike at Classy Chassis’ auction a couple of years ago for a sweet deal). When roaming, it’s becoming normal to hear, “Hey Red!” Someone that reads the Mag, just wanting to let me know that they read the Mag. A guy named Terry did just that, and every time I tried to get his picture, he’d laugh and turn away. I’ll get Ya Terry, you just wait. We got cameras everywhere! I took this opportunity to speak with Pastor Dave of the Bikers Church in Peterborough. Mike and I try hitting their event, so we gathered the details, and I took this opportunity to also get a picture of him as you don’t always catch him sporting his hat. He was talking about his new ride…a trike. I’m intrigued to see if it’s at this year’s event! Just across the way, was a young little chick with a table full of The Riders Mags, all by various months. She had the biggest smile ever while handing out the Mags. What more could we ask for? Turns out, she was related to Krazzy (he’s the organizer for Bikefest that’s coming up on June 24). She was so excited to hear that I took her picture and ran me down later to ask if it was going to be in the Mag. Too cute! While talking to Krazzy,


Mike and I had mentioned our search for a batwing for my ‘gator. Krazzy spun around and just happened to be selling one. He said it fell off a truck, literally, FELL off a truck. While it was being unloaded, it dropped and ended up with a small crack in it, but according to Mike and Krazzy, it was something that could easily be hidden by the chrome fairing trim. He gave it to me at a sweet deal, and the guy next to him just happened to have a beautiful two-toned shield. This swap meet is paying off! After picking these little gems up, we continued on and saw Gypsy holding down a booth, then turned around to find the little blond firecracker Lisa with her husband Chris. She gives our mags to everyone during the summer, as her and her husband go everywhere!! She also makes quilts for Veterans, and The Riders Mag is a HUGE supporter of our Vets! Now I’ve mentioned the Wind sisters in my previous articles, and Nathalie was there from the Kingston, Belleville group, as was Donna, (whom I think is part of our Peterborough group) who was there at another booth that generated a lot of interest. It’s called Desiree’s Ride. I strongly encourage that if ever you want to support a charity ride, you google this page and keep the details (http://desireesride.com). The initial story about this beautiful young lady is sad. A girl with so much promise and heart. The ride is in support of victims of crimes and their families. Her story will pull at your heart strings, that’s for sure. While gathering the details, Donna invited a few folks from the swap meet to catch up at a place called Riley’s in Peterborough after. This place has some of the best drinks, along with some great food, and it’s attached to a huge pool hall. All you need is bike night and it’s perfect! While enjoying our beverages, Donna filled us in a little more on Desiree’s Ride. It was nice to see other familiar faces sitting around tables there. Jen, Lisa and Chris, a group of folks organizing Desiree’s Ride, as well as a few others were grabbing a bite, sharing some laughs. God, I love bikers! We even had a private room! Let the shenanigans begin. Now onto the Spring Motorcycle Show that was held in April. Now, I was very sick for the January bike show, so I was pumped to be going to this one. Critter was having the booth set up, so I was gonna do my best to give out as many mags as possible, and at one point, decided to float around the show giving mags away. You folks are so awesome, you literally grabbed them outta my hands. At these shows, I get to see so many folks that I don’t get to see on a regular basis. Lynette brought her new beau, who happens to be eyeing a new little ride. Hope he can keep up with her! Our friends Kate and Rod showed, and she found a great little jacket with all the protection on the back, elbows and such. OH, and I literally ran to the booth for Brass Pole Motorcycle Accessories and got a smokin’ pair of jeans with lace up sides. They garnered a lot of attention at the booth! Hey, the booth! I caught up with Chantal, and finally met Brenda (The Beast!) Scott was there too, whom I’ve not seen in forever. Now I swear Critter just teases us in some of his placements of his booth. Sinful Delight Boutique’s is actually part of our booth. I’m not gonna lie, I’ve bought a few things from this girl, and while I’m standing in our side of the booth, I kept peeking over at what she had hung up to sell. It’s probably good that I limit myself, or I’d be poor (dressed smokin’ hot, but poor nonetheless!) There’s a new ad in the Mag. Mike’s son has broken out in quite the unique type of business. It’s called Red Tower Armoury. His focus is performance surface coatings, for things such as guns, (restricted and non) and various motorcycle parts. He also does gun repairs. We decided to hit him up at the Taccom show (Tactical & Competitive Shooting Sports Show), to check out his booth. He was swamped with people, having gun magazines doing live interviews with him. Non-stop flow, and he knows what he’s talking about. He’s spent a lot of time repairing and modifying guns and seems to be in the shop 10-12 hrs a day. His guns were on display, as was his bike. Both having the ceramic coating done. Yet he does so much more. Being a gunsmith, I guess he knows his shit! If you’re looking to add to the Mag, great idea! You know how to find me. Charity rides, bike shows, women’s lingerie shops lol…… As always, catch me on FB at L’il Red “The Riders Mag” Central and Eastern Ontario, and you can shoot me an email at lilred@theridersmag.com. Even just to say hey!!!! I even have FB messenger for those that are FB shy. Got an event coming, hook me up with the details. It’s that easy. The Rider’s Mag - Page 21


It seems that every day I write my article, Mother Nature likes to remind me that Winter can be a long season. Here I sit on Sunday, April 15 listening to strong winds blow freezing rain at my window. I think that we have all had enough of this nonsense and I am hopeful that by the time you read this, the weather has become good enough for us to get out and ride. This is actually the first time since early January that I have had time on my hands to rest. Organizing the Women in Motorcycling exhibit for the Spring Motorcycle Show was time consuming, however also very rewarding. I am so thankful to the women who participated and appreciate the time that they gave. This was my first time having my own booth at the show and I remember that I was so excited about it that I could hardly sleep Thursday, April 5. Friday, April 7 was load in day which started at Noon - I arrived just after 11:30 to find many trucks with trailers waiting for the doors to open so that they could drive their merchandise to their spot and unload. It is amazing to watch the transformation take place. What starts off as a large cold concrete space quickly transitions into a warm, inviting atmosphere for motorcycle enthusiasts. I spent approximately 3-4 hours setting up my spot which included both my bikes, Hankster 1.0 (Honda Rebel 300) and Hankster 2.0 (Honda Shadow Aero 750). Hankster 2.0 was delivered by John Cosentini, Owner of Motorcycle Enhancements. John arrived shortly after 12:30, and he delivered the re-modified bike to my spot. In addition to adding Mustang bags and a back rest, John had fabricated a thumb throttle for me which I can’t wait to try - the new throttle sparkled in my eyes as much as the entire bike! Once delivered, I spoke to John quickly about a possible future project - I am looking for a sport tourer and am considering a Honda CTX700. My challenge is that I cannot take any bike for a test ride as a result of my riding with 1 (left) hand therefore I rely on how I feel when sitting on a bike in a showroom. One of the good things about knowing so many within the motorcycle community, is that I can often find someone who has a style of motorcycle that I am considering. While riding on the back is not the same as being in the front, but it still gives me an idea of what I can expect. Now if Mother Nature would just cooperate, I can get out there as a passenger to check the bike out. My Rebel was delivered in the early evening by Darryl, a good friend of mine that lives down the street. He and my hubby loaded the bike on his Stinger trailer (which he will be sure to tell you folds into the size of a skid) and transported Hankster 1.0 to his weekend home. The Rider’s Mag - Page 22


are interested with learning more about this group, please check out https://ontariooffroadwome.wixsite.com/ ontariooffroadwomen. You never know where your good fortune is going to come from. Mine came from my breast cancer diagnosis. If not for the diagnosis, I would not have started to ride

my own motorcycle. I would still be waiting for “one day”. If not for starting to ride, I would not have met Critter. If I hadn’t met Critter, I would not be a Contributing Writer for the Rider’s Mag. If I hadn’t become a Contributing Writer, I would not have had the opportunity to organize the Women in Motorcycling exhibit. The show opened Saturday, April 7 at 9am. My booth was located near Entrance 1 and I was very impressed with the traffic of visitors throughout the 2 days. While I was part of the Women in Motorcycling exhibit, I was also promoting my inspirational speaking, The Rider’s Mag (of course) and sold t-shirts and patches to spread my message “WHY DISCOURAGE WHEN YOU CAN ENCOURAGE”. I met many readers and followers of my Facebook page and Website and I thank everyone who took the time to introduce themselves. I did find it interesting that some thought that my bikes were for sale, and when I explained that they belonged to me, I got a few raised eyebrows as I heard “These are YOUR bikes? YOU ride them?” This reaction was a perfect segue for me to share my story about how I ride. I am most thankful to Peter Derry, Show Manager / VP Sales & Marketing for allowing me to speak during the show. I had the good fortune to tell my tale twice on Saturday and once on Sunday. I do have some video which I am working on editing in the hopes that I can post something on my Website and Facebook pages. The most rewarding thing about inspirational speaking are the people who stop by afterwards to introduce themselves and share their incredible stories. An example of this was meeting Jen Larocque who is one of the founders of Ontario Off-Road Women which is a group that caters to female dirt bike, ATV or any other motorized off-road vehicle riders. Jen has been riding ATVs since she was four and grew up on her father’s motorcycle. Based out of Bowmanville Ontario, this group encourages women to share stories about their off-road adventures, ask questions and find others to ride with in a positive and encouraging forum. Their first event is going to be held on May 26 at Trail Tours in Pontypool where participants will receive dirt bike training. The group consists of women with varied skill levels from beginner to MX racers. If any of you ladies

I have been told that I am becoming an Ambassador for motorcycle riding. I am honoured to hear that but feel that I am just one of many. Each of us plays a role in representing the community of riders. We are all waiting for the day when we can get rolling. I am planning on taking every opportunity to participate in as many rides as I can - to meet as many people as possible and to compile the stories as I go so that I can share with you. Until next time, I welcome your feedback! Please do not hesitate to contact me - I am here for you! Remember, why discourage when you can encourage!! Ang 647-226-2921 angsan@sympatico.ca ang@angproblemsolved.ca WEBSITE: www.angproblemsolved.ca www.leftyandthegoons.com BLOG: http://angproblemsolved.ca/blog/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ angproblemsolved/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/sandowangie YOUTUBE CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/ UC3CPlX8KgxAmFQNPv2Vz_0A/featured The Rider’s Mag - Page 23


James “Hip” William Hipkin

September 24, 1947 - March 26, 2018 Born September 24, 1947, checked out on March 26, 2018, in the comfort of his own home, surrounded by his loving family. Survived by Dale, his wife and best friend of nearly 46 years, together they have stood through good times and bad, till death messed that up. Always remembered by son Jon (Chris), daughter Jenn (Jay) grandchildren Dylan, Bella, Corey (Sara), Calvin (Brooke) and great grandkids Garren, Hunter and Reese. Loved sibling of Mary (Cor), Eileen (Steve Parker), Ken (Marg) and Bob. Forever etched in the memories of all of his brothers @ 174. Hip will be greeted at the Pearly Gates by his parents Joe and Imelda, brother Ron, and brothers from 174: Watty, Mac and Dougie. Hip was well recognized in the biker community and was the proud owner of Hips Cycle. He loved building motorcycles and hot rods. Hip definitely lived his life to the fullest. In Memory of Jim HIPPY Hipken Having been in Arizona since October and having one of the best winters ever, I got some really bad news from my friend Tiny. He keeps me posted faithfully on what’s going on in Brantford. My good friend Hippy had passed away. I knew he hadn’t been well since January, but it still was one hell of a shock. Hip and I had been friends for about 20 years and went on many trips together. Even though we didn’t always see eye to eye, we always kept in touch. He was one of the founders of “The House” in Brantford. Many of our readers probably don’t know what “The House” is and I’m not going to elaborate, but Hippy was an Icon there. Jim was also the proud owner of Hips Cycle and ran a successful business for a long time until he decided to retire. He handed the reigns over to son Jon who continues to run a very successful motorcycle shop. That is not just known in the Brantford area but throughout Ontario. Hippy was also one of the 5 founders of “Friday the 13th” in Port Dover. Jim was also a die-hard Labatt’s Crystal drinker and I can remember being at the shop one time looking at about 8, five gallon pails of Crystal caps. I asked him what the hell he was saving them for. He told me it was always a competition between Brantford and Owen Sound who drank the most Crystal. He said there was going to come a day that Hippy, Watty and myself were going to jump in the airplane, (Watty had his pilot’s license) fly over Owen Sound and dump every pail of caps in the middle of town! This would be so they would know once and for all that Brantford was the Crystal drinking capital of Canada. I hope for every rider in Ontario they don’t have Crystal in heaven because if he and Watty get partying, there will be nothing but thunderstorms this summer. Maybe try Bud Lite Hip. You’ll get used to it after awhile, take it from a pro. To Dale, Jon, and Jen, my sincerest condolences. I know he has left a big hole in your lives. To Hippy, Ride in Peace and Rest in Peace I will never forget you

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Every now and again while we ride the road through life, we meet individuals who stand out, who contribute without hesitation or question. Not on a quest to be cool or tough but just to be the best that they can be. We all go through shit in our lives, mostly alone. For some this makes us stronger. Helping those not quite as strong, helping others along to show them how to have strength and helping others to live life more. One of these individuals that I have had the chance to share the roads with and spent some time with at more than one biker event was one Stoney Schneidmiller. Now here was a guy always willing to pitch in to make the community he loved, the biking community, a better place. A home-grown biker with a history and a flare that could get people smiling and pulling together. Not always appreciated and understood like most of us, he was true to his word which was his bond. Following is a memorial to Stoney as Stoney was taken from us too early in 2016. For some, this legacy of leadership and strength lives on and this is the case for Stoney. From the Central Alberta Area that Stoney loved comes the Third Annual Rock Ride held in Bluffton Alberta sponsored by Bluffton City General store June 22, 23, 24th. As you will read in the memorial written by Stoney’s sister Julie Thompson and his widow Jane Thompson, Stoney was as real as they come and loved by all. As you read on, think of the many individuals who give their lives to help bring our communities together, give strength and purpose to others. Please consider attending these events to show our support and respect for those who have fought the good fight and plain and simply were (or are) just bikers to the bone! Biker to the Bone Stoney S - Stoney, the most commonly asked question, no seriously, what’s his real name? Well, his real name was Stoney, although many people remember him as Stonewall, Stoner, or Rocky. One things for sure, if you ever crossed paths with him becoming his friend or an unlikely stranger in a grocery line you would have always remembered your encounter with him. T – Taxidermy, Stoney had taken a few taxidermy courses, and had personally prepared a few of the animals that hung on the walls of his homes over the years O - one true love,his Harley. Enough said? His bike was a 1997 Harley and was his absolute love , pride and joy. It was unlike any other relationship that he ever had. When you think about it, it’s not too surprising that on his March 26 biker celebration that no one could start his bike to get it to the event. Seems to me like the message was “No ones gonna ride that bike but ME!” Stoney went to his first Sturgis bike rally in 1998. I remember him coming back from the event with so many stories and great conviction that he would be going back annually. N - Nothing he wouldn’t do for you. He would give you the shirt off his back. He was one of a kind. He was a nice guy. He made me feel young and crazy. You always knew where you stood. He was a proud man. Never had boring memories. Only just met him but it felt like I knew him for years. He save my life. These are all words that people put in messages to the family since his passing. E - Everyone in this room consider him as the most memorable character that we have ever known. If he befriended you, you have most certainly lost a “brother”, and that’s how he felt about those close to him, he called them brother. He had many sisters too. Although only one blood brother & one blood sister. Y – Yes, Yes he had some real brainy ack ideas, like the potato gun. This was a device the he built to launch potatoes into the air to see how far they could fly. The potato gun was a great hit at camping and bike events and even family functions as we remember launching these off mom and dads deck in Chestermere not too long ago. You have to see it to believe it, but those potatoes can fly!!! Schneidmiller S – School, not his favorite place, and as you can imagine, so he went to a few. He often did his best to get out of going to school. For weeks Stoney went out onto the road before the bus came to set up nails “just so”...in hopes that the bus would get a flat tire and school would be off. He was never successful and his plans came to an abrupt stop when his dad started to find his nails all over the road. The Rider’s Mag - Page 26


C- Cowboy Church - Stoney frequently attended Cowboy church. There he made many friends, challenged many thoughts and came too many of his convictions and beliefs from his participation there. H- humour - Stoney had one of the most distinctive and boisterous laughs most of us have ever heard. He loved great jokes and telling stories. Get him by a camp fire and his speech, laughter and joy was never ending. He often hassled his siblings , even as recently as 1.5 years ago when his mom and dad had their 50th wedding celebration. Mom called us kids to the front of the hall to join them, and on the way up there he joking said into the air, come on, you too,.... adopted one, directing his comment to neither sibling -but poking at either one of them for a reaction. Think about the humour in this situation too. The guy was one of the most “live on the edge” type of people you’d ever know. He drove a big truck, had a Harley, and was a very daring fellow. How you can hear him now laugh at the humour of it all. Big macho guy living on the edge and the final moments of his life were in a mini van before it crashed. Now that’s fucking funny! Still on humour, Wonder about all his biker friends. How funny is it that big Harley biker Stoney used to ride a moped in his younger days? Can’t you just see it? N - Nine lives - Yes I am sure Stoney had 9 lives. He had a number of near misses over the years. He had more scrapes then you could count as a kid. He even managed to roll his logging truck twice in the last few years. Unfortunately he used them all up. E - Enthusiastic entrepreneur -. He had many years as a single owner operator of his semi truck and drove throughout the USA and Canada. In 2015 he formally established SLS trucking and brought a second truck into his fleet. I - yes I, Stoney was good at responding to conversation with “I”. He always managed to respond with something about himself. This maybe hard for many people to believe, but those that were close totally get this. He was often quite self focused and didn’t think of others. He often missed opportunities for closeness with his siblings, his own kids, and I am sure others by disregarding everybody and focusing on himself. This was just part of the craziness that everybody knew as Stoney. D - Daredevil, Stoney lived on the edge. As a kid growing up, he found thrills in everything from go carts to motor bikes, to trikes and as he got a bit older even bought a vehicle, just to take it down the field and see if he could roll it or crash it just for fun. In his early 20’s he Enduro raced at race city speedway. He also got some winter thrills snowmobiling as well as car racing down the canal on ice and snow. Nothing seemed to give him fear, and he wanted everyone else to experience it too. M – Mom, Stoney loved his mom and in most recent years talked to her multiple times a day. He didn’t care if it was macho or not, he simply loved his mom and told her everything. Stoney loved his mom. I - Ice cream. The guy loved to eat ice cream. It often made him feel sick, so he would add Cookies too. Actually, he would add cookies to anything, any where , any time. Quite clearly his favorite food in the world was cookies. He complained continually how his guts and teeth hurt, but he never made the connection with what he was putting in his mouth. As he got older, he put on weight and was quite proud that he looked pregnant most of the time. L - Larger then life. He was one of the biggest personalities you’d have ever known, and Loud, holy cow the guy was loud. Sometimes, you needed to just get away for a bit just to hear yourself think. And I mean that. Loud Loud Loud! Yup, and Larger then life. L - Legend at Ride Dogs Ride, he was the founder of the bike games right from the first rally, this is where he taught people about biker Shinanigans and competition. It was amazing how they honoured him. His family members never really knew what a great influence he was and what he meant to such an amazing organization. You have truly shown them his legacy there. E - Embraced life, He never really delayed or waited for anything. He was a live it now kind of guy. He lived life in the moment and really embraced opportunities when they surfaced. He was an impulse buyer of things, especially when they helped him with the thrill seeking part of his personality. R – Recovery, So many people have reached out to share, that Stoney was their salvation, Stoney was their rock, the one who always had a listening ear and could help people stay on the straight and narrow with their recovery. He was great at giving advice and pulling people through, and he holds many people’s gratitude for that . There are many things that were not mentioned above. He had a brand - in Stoney style it represented....SS BAR TITS! He was a very talented man, an avid hunter - he had many great kills over the years. He was an amazing waterskier - he even skied barefoot. He had numerous hockey trophies including a figure skating award. His passion though was participating in the Bike Games, he had numerous awards and trophies over the years. There were many hill climbing awards and of course his numerous Bike Rally Game trophies & awards. He always looked forward to attending bike rally’s for the bike games, which he was also very skilled at. It has been said that he was one of the best in Alberta. Other bikers practiced lots before the games and were always determined to beat him, few did. The family expresses gratitude to everyone who honored Stoney and celebrated his life. Almost immediately a video was created by Ride Dog Ride Foundation. On March 26, 2016, the logging community paid their respects when The Rider’s Mag - Page 27


18 logging trucks did a convoy by Stoney’s house then headed to the Caroline Legion to a Celebration in his honor. On May 6 a Celebration Of Life, was held in Calgary. The next day on May 7 was Stoney’s Memorial Ride, hosted by the Border Crossing - there were over 78 bikes that joined the ride. All these bikes were lead by Stoney’s brother Norm on Stoney’s bike that did a convoy by Stoney’s parents place in Chestermere toward Strathmore. The last celebration in Stoney’s memory was in June 2016, the 1st Annual Rock Ride , which was inspired by the passing of Stoney and is dedicated to all fallen riders. The proceeds from this rally are donated to “One Broken Biker”, and is sponsored by the Bluffton City General Store. Stoney was a legend and the results of various fundraising in his honor resulted in donations in Stoney’s memory of over $5000 for various charities. Until we meet again, RIP, Ride in Paradise Stoney. And lastly, In Stoney’s own words, “Bin Nice Knowin Ya.”

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The huge service area is state of the art and they are constantly adding to their tools and equipment and upgrading their technicians through education, to ensure that they have fully trained and qualified people with the right equipment to do the job quickly and efficiently! The dyno testing booth allows them to ensure their customers that their motorcycles are performing at optimum levels! Classy Chassis can do it all, trike conversions, motor rebuilds and performance upgrades, rebuilds, repairs, certifications or day to day maintenance done at the right price! Their buying power allows them to find great deals on the things that their customers are going to need like tires, batteries and fluids and pass on the savings! The emphasis here is always on the rider! Be it safety, comfort, training or being able to do routine servicing of their own rides! Classy Chassis has workshops throughout the year on everything from safe riding techniques, first aid, to being able to fix certain things and perform routine maintenance on their rides saving themselves money and making riders feel more self-assured and give them more confidence in their own abilities! These are all laid out for you on the great free calendar that they have printed annually and we try to get them all into our What’s Shak’n section in The Riders Mag as well! They provide a great spot here with amenities to make your stay here memorable and comfortable whether you are waiting for your bike to be serviced or just want a great place to stop on your ride through this excellent area with so many great roads! You are welcome to make free use of the picnic area and try some of the great fare produced seven days a week at the “Two Fat Greeks” food truck! Classy Chassis seek to enhance the riding experience and want their property to become a destination for bikers and welcome clubs and organizations to avail themselves of things like the band shell, large parking areas and food services! It would serve very well as a start, stop or finish for poker runs and such. Just call and make arrangements and they would welcome you! They kick off the riding season with a huge charity barbecue that will be held this year on May 26, 2018. It is free admittance and all money raised through donations and draws goes directly to charity. It is a great day for the entire family with lots of vendors and entertainment by stunt rider teams doing jumps and other stunts that will thrill young and old! Classy Chassis does a lot throughout the year to raise money and awareness for many charities through many events and rides. They support established events such as Ride for Dad, Ride for Sight and H-D Roc who have many fundraisers for such great causes as Sick Kids and encourage others to step up with other ideas and initiatives! If are looking to buy a quality motorcycle come on out and check them out! Big Josh says he will give you a better deal and treat you better than anyone else! If you haven’t been here before come on out on May 26,2018 for the Barbecue! You will be in for a treat and you can see for yourself that it is the people here that put the Classy in Classy Chassis! The Rider’s Mag - Page 36


Talking With Tilly

Ello, Ello, my darlings, it is that time of the month again, and boy oh boy, what a busy month it was! We had Easter, The Spring Show, A few funerals, Friday the 13th, and with the weather being so up and down bringing more sickness. This year has been the friggen worst I have ever experienced for colds, flus or whatever we call these contagions. My son and I live a very naturopath type of life, (we are vaccinated though) so we usually stay very healthy and don’t have a problem shaking a cold, if we do happen to get one, but this year has been a nasty cycle of well, nastiness. Enough of my disgusting tales of sickness, and on to some more exciting things. (P.S. Hope you all have been feeling A OKAY) Well this month was a lot of fun, with Easter landing on the same day as April Fools, I was thinking that little ones in my life we going to try and pull a prank. But to my grateful surprise, these wonderful nephews, and son of mine didn’t even attempt such things. I am assuming they didn’t want to chance their Easter chocolate not arriving! It was such a lovely Easter this year, thank you so much to Sarah and the boys for making it happen! In February of this year, I had the opportunity to meet Jim Hipkin and crew at their 30th open house, and I was told some fantastic stories about what the man had done with him life, and for the biker community, including The Riders Mag. I’m not sure if many of you know this but Hips Cycle in Brantford, was one of our very first advertisers since day one! He has a great past, and I do feel very honoured to say that I was able to meet him! I don’t know nearly as much as others in this magazine, and I will let them do all the talking about who Jim was, and how he effected their lives. What I am here to recount is the beautiful ceremony in honour of his life. March 31st was the day of Jim “Hippy” Hipkin’s Funeral. Unfortunately, Critter had previous arrangements for another funeral that was happening the same day, so I told him that I would find a way to Hip’s funeral. Many of you have heard of my beautiful friend Sarah. She is my life preserver, anytime I need help she is there, without fail, and has been like that for over 20 years. Well she had come to my rescue again like the angel that she is, and gladly brought me to Paris for the afternoon. When I had arrived, there was no question as to where I should be. With bikes packed in to the parking lot of the funeral home, and down both sides of the street, I knew I wasn’t lost. The amount of people, not just bikes, was breath taking. You could tell that this man was a staple to the community, and his loss would be a VERY big one. Inside the funeral home they had beautifully set up all the flower arrangements on the stage, along with some of Jim’s personal effects. The arrangements were all so beautiful with whites and oranges all though them. There was even an arrangement that had a head light and handle bars like motorcycle. When I spotted Jim’s son John, he seemed to have it all together. I am amazed by the inner strength that some people have, being able to stand talk, and give direction at a time likes speaks a lot about someone’s character. John told thanked me for coming and invited me back to the clubhouse for refreshments so that I might be able to snap a few more pictures. I obviously, graciously excepted and headed up that way after the beautiful procession of Bikes, classic cars and trucks. Unfortunately, the way that the procession went, I couldn’t get a great view of what it was like. I am telling you though, it was one of the most beautiful

sights. All those bikes riding in honour of one person, and to think that man was probably responsible for 90% of the bikes there today, makes you think. Upon arriving at the House, there was hardly anywhere to park for 2 blocks, so we went across the street, and parked at an apartment building. I took my camera and headed over to get the best pictures I The Rider’s Mag - Page 37


could to illustrate the number of bikes and people gathered here for Jim. I didn’t go in the House as I had my camera, my friend Sarah and her little guy, so I tried to make the most of the situation. When I found John, he was Heather Ireland. She is so pretty, and just lovely to speak with! They informed me that Hips Cycle is where they used to film many Biker TV segments and told me all sorts of funny things that they used to. It was nice getting to know Jim through Heather and John. I have heard so much about the man, and all of it good. He was a man that lived his life the way he wanted to and made sure that it was fun along the way. In my eyes he paved the way for many people and supported those around him. Thank you, Jim Hipkin, for being an icon and helping to shape a community. You will always be remembered fondly. GBNF The next thing on the calendar was The Spring Motorcycle Show. I was excited, as usual, because there was going to be so many great people helping us out at the booth! Selfishly I must say, I was happy I would be able to sneak away and see some of my favourite people. We had such wonderful sets of hands to join in. As usual we had the lovely Miss. Ali from Sinful Delights to grace us with her elegance and wonderful apparel. We also had our wonderful new writer Stitch join us on Saturday, and on Sunday she brought a lovely surprise with her as well, Wheelz! Donny Petersen sat at our booth as well and brought along his great group of guys! Matt (who was with Donny) kept the crew laughing and laughing the entire time. Miss Pretty Kitty was with us of course, and man are we lucky to have a lady like her. She is a wonderful volunteer for The Mag and keeps everyone smiling everywhere she goes. If you haven’t meet Miss. Kitty, you’re missing out! Some more lovelies that helped out were, the bodacious Peppermint Pattie, Scott (Our old sales rep), the effervescent Lil red and her hubby Mike, Larry and his adorable little lady, Paul, and you know I could NEVER leave out the beauty that Critter has named “Beast”, BRENDA!! Thank you all and if I have missed some please do forgive! This was the first Spring Show that I had been too, and I was so lucky to have the help that I did, because there were many people I wanted to touch base with. The first people I was headed out to see were the fantastic folks from Desiree’s Ride. I know I talk about them a lot, but they are phenomenal individuals, and seeing all of them always lifts my spirts and fills me with so much joy and hope! Like I said, their mission is very close to my heart. Even writing this and thinking of them bring tears to my eyes. (I am a girl after all). Sue and her crew were telling me about what plans they had for Rideau Rendezvous, and they had invited to me to come along. As much as I would love to say yes, I try not to commit myself to anything unless the big man gives me the go ahead. I went to take some pictures of the some of the great folks I met, and so with every good intention on earth, I grabbed my camera and headed down the aisle. I made it to desires ride, and went to take a picture, but no power! I had forgotten to charge the dammed thing. So, if there are any pictures of the Spring show in my article, I must thank critter for taking them. Next on the agenda was Friday the 13th. As I am sure many of you already know, the founder of The Mag has a cottage in Selkirk, very near Port Dover. Well critter and J.R. got talking and had made plans for us to meet up with J.R. on the 13th and head into Dover together. So, on the morning of the 13th, Critter came by and pick me up early in the truck. We had loaded the trike into the trailer previously and had decided to trailer the trike into Selkirk. And thank the Gods we did! I hate to cut this short but I am strapped for time and will have to carry on from here next month. I am so sorry, but I promise there will be even more stories for next month! Thank you so much to all of you who have been supporting me by reading my articles and being so patient with me as I learn the ropes in the office, and in life in general. I truly do love this life, and I am thankful every single day that I have blessed enough to have these opportunities. Until next time, keep shining you beautiful people! You make my world go ‘round! Tilly Boo xoxo

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A LADY IS NOT ALWAYS A LADY BIKER 101: THE LIFE OF DON I USE VERNACULAR OF THE DAY THAT IS NOT SO APPROPRIATE NOW. THE GERRARD TAVERN WAS CONSIDERED THE ROUGHEST BAR IN TORONTO. REPUTEDLY, IT WAS THE MEETING PLACE FOR EX-CONS WHEN THEY COMPLETED THEIR PRISON TERMS. FURTHERMORE, IT WAS ACROSS THE STREET FROM REGENT PARK, THE BIGGEST AND BADDEST HOUSING PROJECT. THERE WAS NOTHING REGENT ABOUT THE PROJECTS NOR WAS THERE ANY PARKLAND IN THE SEA OF CONCRETE AND HOPELESSNESS. THE GERRARD WAS ALSO DOWN THE STREET FROM MY FIRST STOREFRONT BIKE SHOP, WHICH WAS KITTYCORNER TO THE INFAMOUS DON JAIL. I CANNOT TELL YOU THE NUMBER OF NEWLY RELEASED INMATES THAT CAME OVER TO THANK US FOR THE ONGOING, BRAPPING OF THE STRAIGHT PIPES AS WE BLASTED BY AND AROUND ON CUSTOMER BIKE TEST RIDES. IT KEPT THEM SANE IN THIS MEDIEVAL PRISON. EVERY TOUGH BAR HAD A ONE PUNCH KO ARTIST. THE GERRARD TAVERN HAD KENNY, THE KNOCKOUT KING. KENNY WAS A GOOD GUY. WE HUNG AROUND TOGETHER FOR A TIME. HE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE IN A BIKE CLUB; HE RODE A HARLEY, AND GOT ON WELL WITH US BUT HIS WIFE WAS THE BOSS. EFFEMINATE GAY MEN WOULD SUFFER MIGHTILY IF DARING TO ENTER THE GERRARD. HOWEVER, THE BUTCH BROADS AND BULL DYKES WERE ACCEPTED, PROBABLY BECAUSE OF THEIR FEROCITY AND PENCHANT FOR BRUTAL VIOLENCE. THEY USED EVERY TRICK IN THE BOOK BUT THEIR SPECIALTY WAS THE RAT TAIL COMB, EVER-PRESENT IN THEIR BACK POCKET. THEY ALWAYS CARRIED A PENCIL SHARPENER TO SHARPEN THE RAT TAIL (EXTENSION) OF THE COMB INTO AN ICE-PICK LIKE WEAPON. GETTING STUCK (STABBED) IN THE STOMACH WAS A ROUTINE EVENT AS THESE WOMEN WERE MEANER THAN THE MEAN MEN. EVERY SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT MY BIKE SHOP, WE WOULD GET A TWO FOUR OR THREE OF BEER AND DRINK WITH WHOEVER HAPPENED TO BE HANGING AROUND. FOR YEARS, KENNY WOULD SHOW UP. FOR YEARS, KENNY WOULD SUGGEST WE RIDE OVER TO THE GERRARD TAVERN AND FOR YEARS, WE DRANK THERE. THE POLICE OF THE DAY WOULD MUCH RATHER GIVE US TICKETS FOR LOUD EXHAUSTS AND HIGH HANDLEBARS THAN IMPAIRED RIDING. THERE WAS A BACK DOOR TO THE GERRARD BUT IT WAS NOT WISE TO GO OUT THERE UNLESS A REGULAR OR VERY TOUGH. BEATING AND ROBBING SOMEONE WAS COMMON_. _LOTS GOT ROLLED OUT BACK. EVERY SATURDAY, KENNY WOULD KNOCK OUT SOMEONE IN THE GERRARD, OR AT LEAST IT SEEMED SO. ONE UNEVENTFUL SATURDAY, KENNY KNOCKED SOME PALOOKA

OUT COLD AS USUAL. AS USUAL, TWO WAITERS, EACH GRABBED A LEG AND DRAGGED THE HAPLESS SOUL OUT OF THE BAR AREA INTO AN ANTEROOM. THEY CASUALLY LEFT THE GUY LYING THERE AS ALWAYS, UNTIL HE CAME TO AND EITHER WANDERED OFF OR CAME BACK IN TO START DRINKING AGAIN. IT WAS NECESSARY TO WALK THROUGH THE ANTEROOM, DOWN A HALLWAY, AND PAST A CHINESE FOOD SNACK BAR TO GET TO THE FRONT DOOR AND IN TURN GERRARD ST. BY THE WAY, IF YOU HAVE EVER HEARD THAT SOME CHINESE RESTAURANTS OFTEN SERVED PIGEON MEAT AS CHICKEN, IT WAS TRUE. DITTO WITH CATS. HOW DO I KNOW THIS? MANY KIDS, INCLUDING OUR PAL MOOSE AS A CHILD CAUGHT PIGEONS AND KEPT THEM IN BACKYARDS OR ROOFTOPS IN CHICKEN WIRE CAGES. AS A KID, MOOSE MADE MONEY SELLING PIGEONS TO THE CHINESE RESTAURANTS IN THE AREA AS DID MANY OF THE KIDS. THEY PROBABLY STILL DO. I WAS IN THE DRAFT (BEER) ROOM DRINKING WITH KENNY AND SOME OF THE LOCALS AFTER HIS LATEST KNOCKOUT. I FELT LIKE SOME CHINESE FOOD SO I WALKED TOWARDS THE FRONT THROUGH THE ANTEROOM. TWO WOMEN WERE BENT OVER THE GUY THAT WAS STILL OUT LIKE A LIGHT. THE GUY WAS LEFT LYING ON HIS BACK. NAIVE DON THOUGHT THESE TWO WOMEN WERE HELPING A FRIEND OUT. AS I PASSED, I TOLD THEM TO ROLL THE GUY OVER ON HIS STOMACH, SO HE WOULDN’T CHOKE ON HIS OWN BLOOD. “GO FUCK YOURSELF!” “GO FUCK MYSELF? ROLL THE GUY OVER, STUPID!” “FUCK OFF, AND MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS.” THEY WERE GETTING SOME SLACK FROM ME BECAUSE THEY WERE WOMEN. IF A MAN TOLD ME TO FUCK OFF, THE FIGHT WAS INSTANTLY ON. I RUDELY PUSHED ONE OF THEM OUT OF THE WAY AND STARTED ROLLING THE GUY OVER ONTO HIS STOMACH. I ALSO STARTED TO LECTURE THE GIRLS ON HOW TO TAKE CARE OF THE GUY. AFTER ALL I THOUGHT, IT WAS JUST A BARROOM FIGHT. NO ONE NEEDED TO DIE. AS I HUNCHED OVER, ONE OF THEM SLAMMED A CHAIR OVER MY BACK. THESE BROADS WERE ROLLING THE GUY NOT HELPING HIM AS I HAD DUMBLY THOUGHT. I STRAIGHTENED UP IN A RAGE; BOTH ATTACKED FULL TILT. THEY FOUGHT LIKE MEN, I WAS HAVING A HARD TIME HITTING A WOMAN, EVEN IF SHE WAS A BULL DYKE HITTING ME. I BACKED INTO A CORNER SO THEY The Rider’s Mag - Page 41


COULD NOT GET BEHIND ME. THERE WAS NO ESCAPE BUT I NEVER TRIED TO RUN ANYWAY. I LIKED THE CORNER. I COULD GO TO WORK THERE. I FELT SAFE. THE DYKES WERE FEROCIOUS. ONE BROKE A BEER BOTTLE AND TRIED TO STAB ME IN THE GUT. I MOVED A BIT. SHE MISSED MY STOMACH BUT TOOK THE TIP OF A FINGER OFF WITH THE BROKEN GLASS. THESE GIRLS WERE PLAYING FOR KEEPS. UH OH, I THOUGHT. I GAVE MYSELF SHIT AS I PARTIALLY BLOCKED THE BARRAGE OF BLOWS BUT NOT ALL OF THEM. I ORDERED MYSELF TO PRETEND THEY WERE MEN OR I WAS GOING TO BE IN REAL TROUBLE. I WAS GOOD WITH MY FEET. I KICKED ONE HARD BETWEEN THE LEGS. SHE OR HE OR WHATEVER THE FUCK SHE WAS DOUBLED OVER. I ADVANCED ON THE OTHER ONE. SHE TURNED TAIL AND RAN BACK INTO THE DRAFT ROOM. I LOOKED AT MY FINGER. IT WAS BLEEDING PRETTY GOOD. THE PIECE WAS STILL HANGING ON BY THE SKIN. I PUSHED IT INTO PLACE AND HELD IT THERE. I WENT AND GRABBED MY FOOD ALONG WITH A NAPKIN AND AN ELASTIC BAND. I TIGHTLY WRAPPED THE END OF MY FINGER AND HELD IT TOGETHER BY WRAPPING THE BAND NUMEROUS TIMES AROUND IT AND MY FINGER. NO BIG DEAL. I TAPED IT TOGETHER BETTER WHEN I GOT HOME. IT WAS GOOD AS NEW IN A FEW WEEKS. STITCHES, WE NEVER WENT FOR STITCHES OR TETANUS SHOTS OR WHATEVER. WE WERE MEN NOT SISSIES; BESIDES IT WOULD INTERFERE WITH OUR DRINKING. AS I WALKED BACK INTO THE DRAFT ROOM, THESE TWO DYKES WERE COMPLAINING TO KENNY. THEY WANTED HIM TO BEAT ME UP. THEY HAD THEIR RAT TAIL COMBS AT THE READY. LUCKY ME, THEY DID NOT THINK TO USE THEM IN THE HEAT OF BATTLE. I TOOK A RUN AT THEM. THEY RAN BACKWARDS TO GET AWAY FROM ME. KENNY JUMPED UP TO CALM ME DOWN. HE EXPLAINED THEY WERE HIS FRIENDS. HE ASKED ME NOT TO BEAT THEM UP. I ORDERED THEM TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BAR WHERE I COULD WATCH THEM AS KENNY CALLED FOR ANOTHER TRAY OF DRAFT BEER. WE SOON FORGOT, AS WE ALWAYS DID. DONNY PETERSEN EXCERPT FROM BIKER 101: THE LIFE OF DON AVAILABLE AT MY WEBSITE WWW.DONNYPETERSEN.COM [1] MESSAGE ME ON FACEBOOK IF WANTING A BOOK OR….DONNYPETERSEN@ROGERS.COM Thank you Donny Petersen www.donnypetersen.com [1] The Rider’s Mag - Page 42


By Rose Clare’s Spring Open House is usually a good indicator that spring is here, not this year. I talked to a couple of guys that have made a tradition of riding into Clare’s in Niagara in the Lake every year to start off their riding season. They were the only bikes in the parking lot for the longest time, and then one more showed up. I got there around 9 and the parking lot was full. I thought, ``WOW! What a turn-out! `` But when I got inside, the place was almost empty. I was told that a bus comes by on Saturday morning to pick up anyone interested in going over the river on a shopping trip. Being there early was good because I could wander around and talk to the usual suspects that grace the space at all the open houses. A couple of guys were manning the 97.7 HTZ-FM table right in the foyer. Bruce B. of Biketoberfest fame was at a prime location. He was all smiles because of the way things have been going this year. Sales on the 2018 H-D Street Glide were good and more and more vendors are contacting him for space at Biketoberfest. Bruce has been trying to make it a 3-day biker event but could not get it off the ground when they were at the Lion’s Park in Fenwick. Now that they are at the Welland County Motorcycle Club racetrack, they have the space for campers and for lots of vendors. Check out their website for all the new stuff happening on Friday for the Ride of the Flags and Saturday September 15 for the draw on the bike. The work area was spick and span and open to the public. Lots of bikes on lifts waiting for some TLC. What caught my eye was a beautifully restored trike from around 1945. It was getting ready to be safetied and let loose in Niagara. I

kept going around and checking out the sale items and watching the long line of people at the parts counter. You can always use a little more chrome. I kept seeing old friends and I guess that’s one of the draws to Clare’s is to see who is doing what this season. I saw some new patches in town and some old ones like Lincoln County MC. They host a fantastic show and shine every July, check it out. Niagara College was there signing new riders up for their spring riding classes. The Diana Sweets Café was busy with people grabbing a donut, or two, and a coffee then looking for a place to sit and say hi to friends coming and going. Lots of people sitting on bikes and a few motorcycles were fired up to check out the pipes. Back up to the front of the store, Niagara HOG® was set up with a slide show, membership forms and tickets on a cool cedar cooler. It was decked out with HD® signs, a 1903 style bottle opener and a towel for that frosty bottle of sarsaparilla. John Clare was wanderingaround shaking hands and being the ever-welcoming host! You would think he was running for mayor. Well, hope to see you on the road. Go well. The Rider’s Mag - Page 43


Well here we are at the start of another motorcycling season, which hopefully warms up faster than usual, considering this spring we’ve been having. Late April and we are still looking at a frozen river and lake in our backyard. I can’t wait for this white shit to be all gone. But who are we to complain, I’ve seen Facebook posts from people in the States being buried under 16 inches of the white stuff while we only get 3 or 4 inches. If you think about it, it could be a lot worst. This just gives us more time to get ready and to make certain our scoots are mechanically fit for the road, way ahead of any planned trips this summer. Why take a chance and do a job half assed, at the last minute, if you know you’re going somewhere, get ready for it… This riding year promises to be a busy one as I already have dozens of rides planned and the free weekends are far and few between already. The challenge will be to attend all or as many as possible of these events. I’ll go over a few of these further down this column. To give you an idea, the first event is scheduled in May and the last in late September. For those living around here they can vouch that those can be a gamble, as we often see snow and frigid weather even during those months. Considering all the work, planning and organizing these events then having to gamble with Mother Nature over the weather can be frustrating. This month I will refrain from venting in regards to Brotherhood and Respect as those who get it, got it. Those who still didn’t get it, probably never will. As at the end of the day, we are really all fighting the same evil and it’s such a waste to be wasting time and energy fighting each other over irrelevant issues. I can honestly say that I’ve seen both ends of the lifestyle, although limited in some aspect but I’m still hopeful that one day, my vision will be closer than it is at this time. One issue that is present throughout the entire system is the amount of drama that one allows. If we could only do away with all this negativity and B.S., the world would be so much better. I’ve visited the webpage of a very important group of people in the motorcycling community called the “Ontario Confederation of Clubs”. At www.OCC4U.org I found their credo that I really enjoyed and would like to share with you as it is part of my vision for the perfect biker community: “Notice to those that seek to belittle our lifestyle – We are growing – We are not going away – We will be respected – We will resist every attempt to trample on our Freedom.” These are very strong words and we have the ability to accomplish this. It speaks the truth about the motorcycle world whether one wants to believe it or not. At this time, I would like to take a minute to congratulate a very good friend of mine for reaching one of his life goals. I was honored to have been part of this with you. Congratulations Cowboy from all of us here at the Rider’s Mag North Ontario. You’ve attained one of your lifelong dreams and we are all proud of you! The Rider’s Mag - Page 44

As promised, here are a few rides that already have reached out to the Mag. May 26th/18 *** Fallen Riders of Algoma *** Sault Ste-Marie. Check their Facebook page for details or advertising in the Mag. June 2nd/18 *** Hutchinson Motorcycle *** Elliot Lake Arena *** Show & Shine event. The Rider’s Mag Supported! June 16th/18 *** Signature’s Restaurant / The Horse Tavern *** Poker Run for Sick Kids (to be confirmed) June 30th/18 *** Biker’s Battling Cancer Weekend *** New location and updated, Sunridge, Ontario. SSJ Arena. Bigger and Better venue. Come check them out. July 13th&14th/18 *** Ride Manitoulin *** In beautiful Providence Bay on Manitoulin Island. 7th annual event. Aug. 11th/18 *** Sudbury AOA Rodeo *** Contact a member for details. (I might know a few ;) ) Great time to be had by all that attend. Aug. 25th/18 *** MUTT Run *** Elliot Lake, Ontario, 2nd annual event by the Mutiny M/C. Check it out! These are just a few of the great rides you will find in and around our region in Northern Ontario. Attend one or all but do show your support as they all benefit great causes. I will leave you here this month with hope to have more events and news next time with more details. Until then, save the dates and we’ll see you on the road. “Don’t ride so late into the night that you sleep through the sunrise! “


FRACTURED TALES by Rebar By the time you read this, you hopefully have started riding. My tale is a little short for this article. Soon the Northern bike events will start up and we will have more stories to write for you. I just hope the snow up here is gone in June. If you’re starting off your riding season in the North, I have a good tip for you. In Sudbury we have an 18,000 sq. Ft. store on Lorne street called Leather Works Plus. Being in operation for 19 years, Ben and his staff will sell, repair or custom make many leather products for you. They have the place well stocked with rain suits, belt s, vests, jackets, gloves, helmets, boots and well you get it. If you’re in Sudbury, I would strongly recommend that you check this place out. That’s all for now folks, hope to see you all soon.

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Stitch (Swap Meet Sue) I would like to wish everybody in the Rider’s Mag community a Happy Spring and if anybody’s found it please message me and let me know where it is because I’m missing it! Well I’ve been going across the country already without any spring to show for it March 17th St Patrick’s Day my girlfriend Cindy invited my friend and me to stay at her place I picked up Trez from London headed off to Windsor. I first meet Cindy 3 years ago at the Alveston Swap meet and she asked me to go to the Tilbury Swap meet I knew I was in for a fun filled night and was not let down since it was St Patrick’s Day, yes, you guessed it, we went out drinking (can’t let the Irish drink alone) so all 4 of us Cindy, Trez, Erin (Cindy’s friend) and myself when out for food! First, Cindy’s friend had a Pizza place called Riverside Pizza, 488 Lauzon Rd. George Karatzias has owned the business for over 35yrs & Riverside Tavern has been open for 62yrs! People come from all over the area for their pizza and also their homemade sauces and I understand why! WOW! A night out with the girls was long overdue and much needed. Cindy you are a wonderful host I would love to do it again At the Tilbury Swap meet I had a blast! It was great running in to Jim Cartoon Carson and Bob Phillips At the New Location Knights of Columbus Hall, 20 Dupuis Street - Tilbury, ON the show was full with two rooms full of parts and biker gear. At the show, were the Leamington Hogs for Hospice and Bob Menard from Bob’s tattoos was doing a tattoo on a guy at the show. Bob Menard runs the Bob’s Biker Games at the Leamington Hogs for Hospice should be a great time come on out first weekend of August this one you don’t want to miss! March 24 I was off to the Niagara Timberline Riders Motorcycle Club 2nd Annual Swap Meet Vintage Bike. Niagara Timberline Riders Motorcycle Club are an active, civic- minded off-road motorcycle club in your area. Their club is a charter member of the Ontario Federation of Trail Riders, which itself, holds a permanent Director’s position on the Ontario Trails Council. Established in 1977, Niagara Timber-line Riders Motorcycle Club Inc. has been instrumental in keeping off-road motorcycle riding alive in the Niagara Region. At the Swap meet it was a great time to see everyone come out for support I ran into Tracy with all the patches and rings March 24, I stopped in to Sue and Wes for their combined Birthday party they are 10 years and 20 days apart Wes is March 8th and Sue March 28th! It was an awesome time, getting everyone together for a big garage party! 60 people showed up I even brought out a new friend Dale Beaton from Parry Sound to the party great person from the Canadian Biker Community thanks for coming out.. Happy Birthday to Sue and West and congratulations for getting engaged, looking forward to the wedding now! March 25th Rod Masters Swap meet in Ancaster at the Ancaster fairgrounds I always let people know when I write about their swap meets that are not technically motorcycle related! They still are when they say Automotive Swap Meets they really mean, anything to do with Wheels! Car, Bike, Truck, or Van! They are a lot of fun for everyone in the family! All Swap meets are well loaded with all kinds of parts for everything not just bikes! Check out where they are on what’s shaking or under events listed in the Canadian Biker Community Guardians of the Children’s meet and greet night was in Hamilton and they now have chapters in Toronto and Niagara Falls and are coming into the Hamilton area! They met on March 27th at Primetime Sports Bar and Grill 216 Kenilworth North Hamilton and they actually had some new members walk in and sign up! They seem to be getting bigger which is fantastic It made me wonder about Keven Ellis and his group that has been running 999th Legion Templar Knights for children’s rights! I had the pleasure of meeting with Keven his wife Wendy Shelley Brown, her mother-in-law and her two daughters Kirsten and Devyn and we got discussing about all the work they do in Hamilton for the Children. The 999th operates under Christian values, however a few members are Atheists but hold strong morals and values and were vetted by Keven. The Rider’s Mag - Page 47


The group provides support for families and children who are victims of bullying and children suffering from Abuse. They also have a program to help children reintegrate back in the community by providing them a vest subsidized by Tons of Bike Gear located in Saint Annes, ON., with a special 999th patch stitched on by Classic Leathers of Hamilton! A T shirt provided by the group that states “Protected by the 999th Legion” purchased by the group from funds they have raised from selling support T shirts and patches when the group provides support in the way of a ride. I was at two of the anti-bullying rallies last year to support Keven and his team! I am also against bullying; having been bullied for years myself. I know firsthand just how much this can hurt a child. The very first Anti-Bully ride held since 999th Legion of Knight Templars for Child’s Rights took over! It got a little out of hand prior to the ride and the original organizer asked Keven for help because of his experience with larger rides. I counted 200 bikes the news teams CHCH reported 250 showed up. Keven and Shelley have learned from this and as a group have decided to the keep rides smaller because the school officials went into a panic at the first ride and locked down the school. They now contact the school and police to give them notice and so they are aware that their mission is not to intimidate but to raise awareness. The bullies are never centered out. They never speak to kids just smile and wave. The original ride got fantastic results but was too big. The next rally I went to, for the other young lady was much better run and controlled. The police and school were made aware and police showed up to direct traffic and escort the ride. The group has also done rides to support bullied children as far away as London and Sarnia and were well received! They have also done a few home visits with parents’ permission to kids who need to know that there are caring adults out there. They will be focusing on more local to their home community with hopes of more coming on board in other communities. I asked how they felt about the Guardians of the Children coming into Hamilton after all the Fantastic work they’ve been doing elsewhere! They said that they don’t play Heroes amongst these groups and that they’re all in it for the same reason! The children! The work that the 999 Legion is doing should not be ignored, they have done fantastic works in the city of Hamilton and surrounding area and they welcome in The Guardians of the Children, what a community of love! On Saturday, March 31st, Q-107 held their annual April Foods Day live broadcast at Longo’s and collected food donations for local food banks in the community. Thanks to our very generous listeners as they raised 28,000 pounds of food! They were blown away, and so thankful to all of you for helping them fight hunger in the GTA The Guardian of the Children where there to help support this fantastic cause and they gave a gift of money Toronto motorcycle spring show is like coming home for Christmas for me all my friends and family are at the show a lot of amazing people! Peter Dairy puts on a first class show and he should be proud of what type of show he puts on! That’s not exactly what I wanted to tell you about I wanted to write about the security guards I was the first booth at door 42 with Critter, the Riders mag and Donny Peterson and of course my new friend Ali! She is an amazing person we all got along so well that weekend! But my hat is off to the security guard as I was watching them do their job while I was doing mine! Everybody had to have a pass a ticket a stamp or they couldn’t go in the building! Yes I watched a lot of people get upset and very annoyed with them for just doing their job! However, I will tell you this! 3 people passed right through security without stamps tickets or passes! All the doors were locked when somebody try to wheel out a motorcycle! Could you imagine if that was yours? Security is tight for a reason and it’s a damn good one! I’m looking forward to doing the show again! Dover or Bust… Friday the 13th I went down to Port Dover. I convinced a friend of mine to bring me in on his bike! Yes, it was cold but worth it! I had a really good time as for once I wasn’t working! I was actually out and enjoying the show and ran into a lot of friends I haven’t seen in a long time! I also did see a lot of people that I know from the different clubs and I did a live feed for the Canadian biker community! I got a lot of great pictures of some fantastic-looking bikes and those who did Brave the weather and come to Callahan’s to have their incredible fish specials! Thank you to Brandon Post! He took quite a few the pictures for me while I did the live feed thank you again Brandon! I’m sure the nicer weather is coming soon and I keep praying for it, just like the rest of you! Please, just remember a motorcycle is safe at home but that’s not what I was built for! Get out and ride when you can and enjoy the great weather that is coming up soon! Stay safe! As always, Love from Stitch

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A man was dining alone in a fancy restaurant and there was a Gorgeous redhead sitting at the next table..He had been checking her out since he sat down, but lacked the nerve to talk with her. Suddenly she sneezed, and her glass eye came flying out of its socket towards the man. He reflexively reached out, grabbed it out of the air, and handed it back. ‘Oh my, I am so sorry,’ the woman said, as she popped her eye back in place. ‘Let me buy your dinner to make it up to you.’ They enjoyed a wonderful dinner together, and afterwards they went to the theatre followed by drinks... They talked, they laughed, she shared her deepest dreams and he shared his. She listened to him with interest. After paying for everything, she asked him if he would like to come to her place for a nightcap and stay for breakfast. They had a wonderful, wonderful time. The next morning, she cooked a gourmet meal with all the tri mmings. The guy was amazed. Everything had been so incredible! ‘You know,’ he said, ‘you are the perfect woman.. Are you this nice to every guy you meet?’ ‘No,’ she replies. . .....’You just happened to catch my eye. The four Goldberg brothers, Lowell, Norman, Hiram, and Max, invented and developed the first automobile air-conditioner. On July 17, 1946, the temperature in Detroit was 97 degrees. The four brothers walked into old man Henry Ford’s office and sweet-talked his secretary into telling him that four gentlemen were there with the most exciting innovation in the auto industry since the electric starter. Henry was curious and invited them into his office. They refused and instead asked that he come out to the parking lot to their car. They persuaded him to get into the car, which was about 130 degrees, turned on the air conditioner, and cooled the car off immediately. The old man got very excited and invited them back to the office, where he offered them $3 million for the patent. The brothers refused, saying they would settle for $2 million, but they wanted the recognition by having a label, ‘The Goldberg Air-Conditioner,’ on the dashboard of each car in which it was installed. Now old man Ford was more than just a little anti- Semitic, and there was no way he was going to put the Goldberg’s name on two million Fords. They haggled back and forth for about two hours and finally agreed on $4 million and that just their first names would be shown. And so to this day, all Ford air conditioners show -- Lo, Norm, Hi, and Max -- on the controls. Three guys are fishing when Fred gets up to get a beer, loses his balance and falls out of the boat. Ed says “ What should we do?” Bill says, “You better jump in after him, he’s been under water for a while, he might need some help.” So Ed jumps in, and after some time, he surfaces. He says, “Help me get him in the boat.” They wrestle Fred back into the boat. Ed says, “What do we do now, it doesn’t look like he’s breathing.” Bill says, “Give him mouth to mouth.” Ed starts to blow air into Fred’s mouth and says, “Whoa, I don’t remember Fred having such bad breath.” Bill says, “Come to think of it, I don’t think Fred was wearing a snowmobile suit, either.” “Turtle What if you were playing in the club championship tournament finals and the match was halved at the end of 17 holes. You had the honor and hit your ball a modest two hundred fifty yards to the middle of the fairway, leaving a simple six iron to the pin. Your opponent then hits his ball, lofting it deep into the woods to the right of the fairway. Being the golfing gentleman that you are, you help your opponent look for his ball. Just before the permitted five minute search period ends, your opponent says: “Go ahead and hit your second shot and if I don’t find it in time, I’ll concede the match.” You hit your ball, landing it on the green, stopping about ten feet from the pin. About the time your ball comes to rest, you hear your opponent exclaim from deep in the woods: “I found it!”. The second sound you hear is a click, the sound of a club striking a ball and the ball comes sailing out of the woods and lands on the green, stopping no more than six inches from the hole. Now here is the ethical dilemma:Do you pull the cheating bastard’s ball out of your pocket and confront him with it or do you keep your mouth shut? “Turtle” * I was devastated to find out my wife was having an affair but, by turning to religion, I was soon able to come to terms with the whole thing. I converted to Islam, and we’re stoning her in the morning! * The wife suggested I get myself one of those penis enlargers, so I did. She’s 21, and her name’s Kathy. * Went to the pub with my girlfriend last night. Locals were shouting “pedophile!” and other names at me, just because my girlfriend is 24 and I’m 50. It completely spoiled our 10th anniversary. * My son was thrown out of school today for letting a girl in his class give him a hand-job. I said “Son, that’s 3 schools this year! You’d better stop before you’re banned from teaching altogether.” * The cost of living has now gotten so bad that my wife is having sex with me because she can’t afford batteries. * A man calls 911 and says “I think my wife is dead”. The operator says, “How do you know?” The man says ..to be continued The Rider’s Mag - Page 49


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The May issue is coming out, and I find myself staring at the 8’ snowbank between the back shed (with my bike in it) and the open road! Hopefully I will be able to get at it soon, the weather is finally started to break. I’m going to start with a text that I received from Robin (HAMC) who is still in the clink over some trumped-up charges filed by the RCMP. In his words. From the cell of Robin Angel. Hey RAW Family, thanks to everyone who attended the first annual tattoo show in Fredericton and showed their support at our booth. It was a big success thanks to you. So, it’s been a tough go trying to run the store from in here. The powers that be, are really going above and beyond and putting up roadblocks to keep us from making and selling our gear. Fortunately, I am blessed with good Brothers who have stepped up to the plate. From now on, you can get our support gear from Boutique 81, www.support81nomadsnb.com. As of tonight, I am suspending all Route 81 Maritime activity, including the web site and Facebook page. We knew it would be an uphill battle and I am deeply grateful for everyone who has volunteered their time to help us out. I hope when I get clear of the legal stuff I can go back to doing what I love best, promoting this great club of ours. Please show Boutique 81 the same love you have shown our Route 81 stores. It has been my honor. Thanks again to all Stay loyal Stay RAW Hopefully this will help 81 support crew get their new gear and get ready to support 81 Nomads Maritimes this summer. I also wish Robin well and pray his ordeal will be over with soon! My next adventure took the Boss and I to Fredericton for the annual Black and Gold swap meet on April 7. It starts fairly early so the Boss and I got a room close to the venue for the weekend. We arrived at the hall around 10:00 in the morning, to find a packed parking lot and a welcoming committee of several L.E. officers snapping pictures of everyone wearing colors or resembling part of the Biker community. In kind I fired up the trusty Nikon and began taking shots of them taking shots of us! Eventually, I grabbed a couple of Mags, took them over to them, and told them they don’t need to waste their time, just pick up the next issue of the Mag! This is when they started questioning my patch. They thought that they had solved at least part of their theory asking what the ‘S’ stood for on my N.B.S. vest! New Brunswick what? The only thing that I could come up with was ‘security’ stating we supply security to all the Clubs. Little did they know, that I am an army of 1 here on the east coast! It got quite a laugh at the venue! Inside, was packed with people picking up their much-needed parts, swag, and support gear I met up with Sideshow (Bacchus MC) and a large number of members who were helping out wherever they could. Also, I got a chance to talk to the group from H.A.M.C. and to my surprise the newly resurrected Val Hellions M.C., who I found out were just patched in the night before. Good luck guys, and congratulations. A fairly new club from Miramachine area. Miramachine R.C also made an appearance, Another great turn out, and great time, well done my Brothers! For sure I’ll be back next year! From there, it was down the road for a couple of nightcaps at the C.H. That’s it for this month, Atlantic Jeff signing off… Be Well! The Rider’s Mag - Page 51


Well here I sit on Monday morning typing this article for my next column and it is pouring rain out but it’s better than what we had this passed weekend, I didn’t even make the trip to Dover this past Friday the 13th but I watched it on the webcam and it looked pretty busy for April. The 2018 riding season is just around the corner but if you have been able to get out already you’re lucky and I am looking forward to seeing a lot of you this season. Here is what I have been up to since my last column. Ontario Confederation of Clubs Conference It was a wintery March day as I woke up at 6:30 a.m. To start my day and soon after it was out the door and time to head to St Catharines for the annual OCC conference which was held at the Best Western this year. My mom and her boyfriend dropped me off on their way to Clare’s Spring Open House and after getting a bit turned around I made it to the hotel at 9:00 A.M. And I was greeted by Whitey and one of his brothers from Bacchus MC. I got registered with Ron and some of the BRO Niagara members and I talked with Victoria Rowley-Vanhervert before finding my bros from the Redemption 43 Crew. We made our way into the conference room and found a table to sit at and I talked with this one and that one as they walked by and I had a good talk with Christina Princess Hopkins! It’s always good to see and talk to her. The first speaker for the day was Donny Petersen and he gave a 2 hour talk about tech stuff and some other club related stuff that I found it be very informative and funny at times! The second speaker who was Wayne Gates an MP from Niagara, but of course he didn’t show up ‘cause he had something else to do! So Lenny Hochberg spoke and gave us a pep talk before it was time to break for lunch. After lunch a lawyer from Mackesy-Smye lawyers talked about what to do at a scene of an accident etc. The last speaker of the day was Paddie from Dirty Boys Graphics and Wraps and he talked a bit about wraps and graphics for vehicles. The sessions were over and we went to hang out in one of the hotel rooms before heading out for dinner to Kelsey’s! As we were waiting for our dinner to arrive a lady bumped into me by accident of course and she apologized and I said “oh it’s ok I’ll just get up and walk” as a joke! She didn’t like that very much and let me know about it. Allow me to clear something up just so everyone knows if you hear me make fun of myself don’t get bent out of shape! That is how I deal with it and I won’t get bent if you do the same. After dinner we headed back to the hotel and I met up with my good friend Giggles for a bit before heading off to bed for the night. The next day was the OCC meeting so after waking up and heading down for some breakfast we made our way into the meeting and found some seats to sit in (I always bring mine with me! lol) and the meeting got underway, after the meeting was over it was time to say our goodbye’s so we did that and headed out for lunch at The Works and Giggles joined us there and after lunch we headed for home. Toronto Spring Motorcycle Show This was a last minute decision to attend this years Spring Motorcycle Show and I’m glad I did. My good friend and The Rider’s Mag - Page 52

contributing writer Sue Stitch asked me on the Saturday night if I wanted to go, I said yes and she picked me up in the morning. We headed to The International Centre in Mississauga on Sunday morning, arriving at 9:00 A.M. And made our way to the Riders Mag booth where we were stationed all day. We greeted and chatted with Chantel and Critter before

the show started and many others as they were coming in and heading to their booths. My buddy Randy Tracey from Hellbound Customs in Brantford, Ontario was heading towards his booth as they were promoting their Rides for Desiree which are held in Brantford, Chatham and Niagara Falls and we chatted for a bit. Before making my way around the show I was able to get a picture of Donny Petersen as he was set up by the Riders Mag booth selling his new book Biker 101: The Life of Don and I talked with Rayven and Little Dean from the GOC ( Guardians of the Children). I made my way around the show checking out the vendors and I ran into Viking from the L u c k y Devils RC and we chatted for a bit. It is always good to chat with you bro. I stopped to chat with Sean McCooey from the Fort Erie Swap Meet (which is May 6th this year) for a bit before carrying on. I stopped by the GOC (Guardians of the Children) booth to chat with Little Dean, Rayven, GPS and the rest of the GOC crew!


I also found Terez from Terez Leathers there and we talked for a bit. I stopped by the BRO booth and chatted with Tiger and Tim Murchison for a bit to catch up with them before moving along. I then came across a booth were selling Powertac flashlights and later on in the day I picked one up! They are awesome and I got to talk with Thomas T, the guy running the booth ( check out their website and flashlights www. PowertacCanada.ca. As I made my way around the show I ran into my bro Big Al from the Ace’s and Eights MC and it is always good to see him. I also came across a booth selling massage machines that looked like Ipod’s so I tried one out but they were to rich for my wallet that day. I stopped by the Bikers For Christ Booth and chatted with Mark Carlos, Blacky, Rabbit and the rest of their crew for a bit before heading back to the Riders Mag booth. I got to chat with Peter Richards and Darlene Farsworth when I got back to the booth as they were passing by on the way to their booth (Motorcycle Country RC). I stopped by the Pace Law booth and talked with James Taylor and Ray Bonner (Rayzor) for a bit also. Ally from Sinful Delights in Barrie was set up beside Sue’s booth so I introduced myself and chatted with her for a bit and it turns out we had already been introduced before ( that’s what happens when you meet a lot of people). Kevin Cherwateny and Bruce Inch

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stopped by to say hello and we chatted for a bit. It was time for lunch so I headed over to the food court to grab something to eat. I was blessed to receive my lunch for free ( which I was very happy and grateful for, there are still good people in this world!) I ran into James House ( who I use to play hockey with along with his brother and it’s always good to see a brother! After lunch I ran into Pater Kelley, Chris Farnsworth and some of the crew from Motorcycle Country RC and I chatted with them for a bit before moving on again. I went back to see Thomas from Powertac and I purchased one of his flashlights and it works awesome. I also talked with Chris as he was promoting Bikes on Bond held in the dirty Shwa every summer I’m glad to hear, his Son is doing much better! As I made my way around the show again I stopped and talked to Scott from Covenant M/M. I stopped to talk with Trish from Brass Pole Motorcycle accessories it is always good to talk to her. It was time to pack up and head for home so we did just that. Well those are my adventures since the last issue of the mag hopefully this weather straightens out soon and we can get out riding so till next issue ride safe everyone.

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Jessie Lee’s Open -Road Experience

Good day and Happy May my friends! I hope all of you have been up and rolling this Spring! I just returned home from an epic road trip and decided you all should know about a little place here in the States called Land Between The Lakes. I’m not certain how many of you are off road riders but for those who are this little slice of heaven is a place you should experience! Speaking of off road riding, do I have any Husqvarna fans out there? I recently acquired a 2018 Husqvarna FE 450 from Keytime Motorsports in Warrens Wisconsin. Talk about a shop where the guy knows what he’s doing, WOW! Steve is an extremely meticulous mechanic who also fabricates his own equipment to adapt each machine to its specific rider for their specific needs, wants, and uses. My particular bike is an on/off road model that will spend most of its life in the dirt but the stock version was way too tall for my 5’9” self to properly maneuver through anything too technical out on the trails. Steve lowered it a full 2 inches with some factory mods as well as his own personal engineering. Along with the height adjustment he also built and put on metal reinforced handguards and rerouted the fuel filter for easier access. The ignition switch on these bikes isn’t in the most convenient place so Steve also offered to relocate that while he was going over the bike with a fine toothed comb paint marking each and every screw, nut, or bolt that he touched. The process isn’t something you’re going to rush but when the wait is over you can roll away knowing every minuscule detail was addressed and the motorcycle is running and operating at its full potential and fitted to your needs as best as possible. Let’s talk Kentucky! 20 years ago I spent a week at a campground called Turkey Bay in the Land Between The Lakes recreation area riding dirt bikes, and anything else with engines, with a group of friends. It was a primitive

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experience with no facilities on site, we bathed in the lake and rode trails all day every day with no cell phones or internet, what a concept right?! Anyhoo, I’ve wanted to get back there to off road ride ever since and finally made it happen in March! My boyfriend has a Chevy Express 1 ton van that just happens to fit 2 dirt bikes and everything else we could need for a week. We loaded up the new FE450 and Travis’s TX300 and headed south to the 4800 acre playground. Viking Bags came to my rescue with a set of off road compatible saddle bags for the Husky. The bags sit right over the seat secure to the frame and have clips to attach

to the seat or fender. Each bag has 2 giant pockets and covered zippers to keep out the crud. Perfect size to carry along a days worth of trail necessities. There is a place to ride for anyone on any machine at any skill level at Land Between The Lakes. The trails are color


marked according to difficulty and they are pretty accurate. If you want something mellow stick with Yellow but if you are up for a good time Orange can be a workout and a challenge and last but not least if you think you have some skills take a Blue route for a ride and test that theory! There is a trail map that might be handy if you don’t know your North from South or your East from West but it might be more confusing than following the sun with it’s criss crossed round and round lines running all over the page. I’d highly recommend a riding partner no matter which routes you take the terrain goes from mud to rock to river beds and it is full of steep washed out hills. It’s a lot of fun but you could find yourself upside down against a tree pretty easy. Certainly a damn fine time for any thrill seeker! The Husky did not disappoint on any of the routes we took. I did prove repeatedly that my off road skills could use some fine tuning! I must have crashed 6 times in 3 hours but the machine and myself rolled out of the woods just fine! Lucky for me this beast only weighs in around 245 pounds so my little self is able to pick it up and maneuver it wherever I might need. The 450 has got a substantial amount of power and plenty of giddy up to climb anything put in its path! When you stuff 53 horses inside something so light it is bound to have some impressive results! I only used the 1st 4 gears on this trip but soon I’ll have her in 6th gear and roaring down a dirt road somewhere. Ever gone 100 M.P.H. on a dirt bike? I’m going to give it a whirl. Call me a Sally if you wish, but I am a fan of the electric start especially on up and downhill areas where I may or may not have stalled it out and was able to keep rolling and simply hit the button to fire the engine back up. Over all a very capable and impressive machine! Kentucky isn’t just for OHV either, if you enjoy a stroll down some winding back country roads there are plenty throughout the state. Highway 77 is a bit of a famous one with the Nada Tunnel. Route 127 & 129 are two of my favorite ways to go North or South through the state. I plan to find a few others in May this year that I have heard about and I’ll fill you all in on them in june! Small Engine Sales and Repair

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Tales from the Deep South

Rick Gravel

You can tell for sure it’s spring in Southern Ontario, and riding season is right around the corner. North Side Cycles hosted their 3rd annual motorcycle swap-meet at the Knight’s of Columbus in Tilbury. This is a must attend event if you’re in the area! Just a heads up, if you do make it, be sure you ask if there are any more tables, as they have expanded to include another part of the hall! People probably missed out on something if they didn’t ask. My oldest son and I rode out from Windsor, not a bad day for March, and the weather has pretty much sucked since then. There was something for everyone, new and used parts, support gear, leather goods, but, most of all spring is here, and we get to see all of our friends, whom we haven’t seen since our last ride in late fall or for some of us December. Young and old were there taking in the sights, chatting everyone up and meeting new friends. These are the types of shows you want to attend if you’re looking for parts that are either hard to get, or near impossible. The tables selling these items were mostly “old school” bikers who have built and re-built bikes most of their lives and could and should be teaching some of the younger, or novice bikers the “how to” about building their own bike or doing their own repairs. It’s also a good chance to get to know some of these people if you’re ever in a jam, these are the ones that can help you out. Get out and talk to them, listen to what they have to say, and maybe take away some knowledge that you didn’t have before you got there. Well it’s that time of year again, and I’m sure there are a lot of you out there tired of hearing me “preach” about being safe, the riding season has barely begun, and we have had at least 2 fatalities, and twice that many accidents here in Windsor alone. I know most of the blame can and will be laid on the people driving their vehicles while they’re playing on their phones texting, talking and not paying attention period. There are times I am sure that the rider may be distracted as well for some other reason, as we are all aware, it is pretty much impossible to text and ride at the same time, but, we must also have our heads on a swivel making sure we are aware of what’s going on around us! A friend stopped by where I work last week, and after chatting for a couple of minutes, he said he was tired of waiting for the weather to break and was going home to take his new bike for a ride! It could have been a fateful decision because he had an incident while he was out on the ride! Luckily, he is an experienced rider, and saw that a woman coming into his lane who either didn’t see him or didn’t care! He stopped in time before the accident could have been much worse. Please ride safe out there. Lockup

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We are near the month of May and still Eastern Ontario is getting battered by ice storms! But there is some promise that this upcoming weekend may see us finally reach double digit temperatures! If it does there will be motorcycles everywhere but at the same time I hope everyone remembers that the car drivers are not tuned in to notice us out there on the roads, so please be careful especially with the month of May being Motorcycle Awareness Month. I have to mention a post I saw somewhere that said when you are driving with your kids make a game where they count all the motorcycles they see so when they get older and become drivers they will be aware of motorcycles! Whatever works! On April 29th SOAR (Society of Ottawa Area Riders) will be having their commencement ceremony at Ottawa City Hall where the Mayor will officially declare May as Motorcycle Awareness Month! If any riders would like to go down and participate there will be numerous information tables and some educational demonstrations of motorcycle safety and Tips! Everything from better bike control to being able to lift your bike up by yourself if you have to lay it down will be covered. SOAR along with Safer Roads Ottawa has started a campaign where signs will be on many city buses and on electronic billboards urging car drivers to pay attention and watch out for motorcyclists. This year the ceremony will take place on the Lisgar St. side of Ottawa City Hall. I want to remind everyone that there is a new motorcycle swap meet for Harley and vintage merchandise taking place up the Ottawa Valley in the town of Renfrew! You can find out more information about it on pg 40 in the April edition of the Mag! I intend to be there so please stop by and say hello and let me know of anything that might be of interest to the readers in our area in a future issue. May 19th is the Bondslave MC 1st Annual Freedom Ride and I hope to see lots of support for both the ride and the club and be sure to enjoy the Free Breakfast being donated by the members of The Celtic Brotherhood. The Children’s Treatment Center Charity Ride in Cornwall on May 26th is hosted by the Dedicated Few RC with registration taking place in front of St. Lawrence College in the large parking areas, which will make it easier for the riders to park and to socialize. The Mag has been at this event since it began and each year the number of riders from outside the local area keeps growing so please consider making it out to this event. Another reminder is that on May 27th the 2804 Dice Run held in the town of Casselman, which is about 40 minutes from Ottawa to support their local army cadet group will be celebrating their 7th annual ride and I have had the pleasure of being a participant in every one of them. The folks that are in charge of the ride are big supporters of our Mag and they ask for extra copies to place in the swag bags that all participating riders receive when they register. Last year’s Dice Run was the biggest ever with over 350 motorcycles taking part and between swag bags, free breakfast by TCB and the lunch upon return and the entertainment you really should come out and take part and if you do please be sure to drop by The Riders Mag Booth and say hello to me. You can find an advertisement for this event situated by my column with contact info. On May 20th the 10th Annual Burn Out Boys Ride & Party will be taking place and there is one major change! The starting point is being moved from B.A. Machine Performance Cycle to Wildman’s Rodeo & Stomp on Barkley Rd in South Dundas! I would like to mention that the members of the Burn Out Boys not only know how to have a good time they also know how to get out and support other events and rides and I would like to especially thank Marie & Eric MacGillis and Stef Beriault for The Rider’s Mag - Page 58


their volunteering to help other events within our motorcycle community. May 26th there will be a poker run and show and shine to help a program for training guide dogs that is run by the Lions Club and being hosted by good friend, Johnny Racine from Canadian Gears Motorcycle Repair in Carleton Place. If you are out in that area you can pick up your copy of the Mag from his shop. A couple of other rides that I would like you all to consider over the next month or so are both involved in brain injury awareness and most of you must know how important that cause is to both myself and TCB, the first one I may be cutting a little close in mentioning because it takes place on April 29th in St. Albert, which is about 40 minutes east of Ottawa and just south of Casselman. It’s called the Ride for ABI (acquired brain injury) and Danica’s Journey and is hosted by the Knights of the Inferno MC. Besides the ride, there will be a barbecue and even fire truck tours, for kids! In all honesty you can’t get bigger kids than bikers so if you can make it out to support them I thank you. The second ride takes place on May 27th in the town of Madoc which is about two hours southwest of Ottawa and about one hour and a bit northwest of Kingston! It is the Ralph Kitchen Memorial Ride and is dedicated to a man who was an avid motorcycle builder, enthusiast and former regional director for HOG of Southern Ontario! Aside from this event being about brain injury it also will be donating the funds raised to the BIAQD (Brain Injury Association of Quinte District) an organization that both myself and TCB are well acquainted with and we support their great work in helping tbi and abi survivors. Recently Canadians were devastated with the untimely death of at least 16 of Humboldt Broncos hockey organization in a collision between the team’s bus and a tractor trailer hauling peat moss! Many of those who survived are in extremely serious condition. I am mentioning this because in the motorcycle community the number of parents and grandparents who have young boys and girls involved in hockey programs would represent a lot of people! So our motorcycle community can strongly identify with the families of the victims and the survivors. Out of all the stories that came out over the next few days was one that caught my attention because it not only spoke to the thoughtfulness of the young man who passed away but reminded me of something I have mentioned in many of my past columns! That is that members of the motorcycle community should be sure to register on line as organ donors in the event that they are involved in a serious accident. Logan Boulet who was one of the Broncos players had been placed on life-support to allow for the organ donation process to take place, while awaiting a surgical team from an Alberta hospital to arrive in Saskatoon. This thoughtful young 21 yr old’s kind act led to at least six people receiving the gift of life from him and since then the number of people who have registered as organ donors has jumped as word got out what he had done spread! In Ontario our Trillium Gift of Life Network said it saw 82 new sign ups on the Sunday, tripling the number recorded over the previous two weeks and that number

jumped to 412 on the Monday and a mind blowing 865 on the Tuesday. Their daily average is only about 42 sign ups according to Trillium! When you think about it, the kind act of one young man from Canada who is pretty much like one of our sons or grandsons has caused a ripple effect and possibly saving the lives of over 1500 people in Ontario alone! That’s not including cornea and skin transplants and the rest of Canada. Just 3 days prior to the crash, Bette and I were invited to a ceremony by the City of Ottawa recognizing the incredible efforts of two very long time friends, Dave and Lynn Presley! Their promoting of organ donor registration

and they are responsible for the green ribbons on the table beside copies of The Riders Mag when I am at a show or ride! Dave is a kidney transplant recipient himself and because it was a life saving procedure for him the both of them decided to do what they could to save the lives of others in return. As some of you may have read in the past a lovely lady, Shirley who is very close to us was the recipient of a double lung transplant just a little over 3 years ago and is doing fine thanks to some person whose name we will never know cared enough to register!r Back stateside in California one of the few cousins I still stay in touch with is also waiting for a double lung transplant. This riding season, no matter how much we hope that it won’t happen motorcycle riders will be hurt and in far too many cases, killed! So in honor of this young man from Alberta and he being an example for our children and grandchildren of what Bikers and Canadians are really about, lets all try and make the effort to go online and register as a organ donor. I am going to have a plaque made with the words on it

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saying. “When we are done with our shell and we head out to party with our biker brothers and sisters in Valhalla, why not leave a true living legacy behind you, and thank life for what was one hell of a ride! Biker Zen 101 – Motorcyco Beau”! When you are at some event where I have the mag booth set up please remember to ask me for info on registration and pick up your green ribbon. On June 3rd the National Memorial Ride will once again be taking place! While it has been a couple of years since I attended, I certainly hope to do so this year! Besides, the ad that will appear by my column! I will also be posting more information and pictures from previous rides over the years. The ride will rendezvous at the Canadian War Museum between the hours of 11:00 AM and 12:30 PM! The service and Remembrance Ceremony will start at 2:00 PM! This event will be part of many taking place in other areas of the province, including the Highway of Heroes and as I learn more, I will keep everyone informed. This ride is not only open to members who have served or are still active in the military but also to their families and friends and anyone who is proud to show their support for our men and women in the military. The Riders Mag and all of us involved with the Mag are strong supporters of the members of the armed forces and on the front cover every month at the bottom you will see emblazoned “We Support Our Troops” along with a large red maple leaf. Before I close off I wanted to mention that when I was at that ceremony to honor Dave and Lynn Presley I was introduced to the Ottawa Councillor for Osgoode, George Darouze and I was pleased to see that he not only was a real hands on, kind of politician but also one who was not the least uncomfortable about bikers! He recognized their efforts in making the community they live in better and we hope that Councillor Darouze will be able to come out and attend The Celtic Brotherhood’s Awareness Ride for Brain Injury and others! It’s a reminder to all of us that when there are elected official who is biker friendly, we should make sure we support them and we should support them in return. The Merrickville Motorcycle show is back with a new promoter but as of this time I have no further information but will certainly keep everyone updated. If you would like more information about it or any of the other events I mention you can go on Facebook and go to “Motorcyco Beau’s Biker Events & Rides In Eastern Ontario” and you can also check out my Facebook group “Motorcyco Beau’s Biker Friendly Businesses in Eastern Ontario” as well. As Always I urge you to support the events and rides that are created by bikers and clubs in your area because unlike slick organizations that run events the local riders and clubs will be the same people that come to support your event. Also please remember to spend your money with businesses such as those that advertise in our Mag or who have proven they are truly Biker-Friendly and have shown their support for our lifestyle and in turn deserve our support and business back. If you have any issue that you think might be of interest to your fellow riders please reach out to me and let me know either by email or on Facebook. If you have an event or ride or you are a business that deals with either motorcycles or the people who ride them you might like to advertize or even perhaps become a distributor of “The Riders Mag” and if so please contact me by email or by phone. As always, I want you to please remember that we make our Motorcycle Communities stronger by making them better! email: theridersmag.beau@gmail.com

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