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ISSUE #151

MAY 2009

YOU DON’T SAY? 8 LETTER FROM THE EDITORS 40 Wayne’s world 42 OL’ CHARLIE 3 FINGER 43 sandy’s snapshots 52 FROM THE HEART 72 ON THE TOWN WITH ted 92 Pab’s Place 96 trippin with tripp 100 hometown corner

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MONTHLY DEPARTMENTS 28 32 34 79 66 80 86

Diva Angels Crime time Classic Ramblings The Wall FUNNY BONES Spare Parts abate

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FEATURES 3 Fran Haasch 29 Tampa Bay Map 38-39 April Recaps 44 IndiAN tEST rIDE 45 bUELL tEST rIDE 48 fT sPEAKS tO rIDERS 62 a wORK oF aRT 68 rIDER nOW - vALARIE 74 bUNNY RUN 75 BABES PAGE

FT 5 Bridge Poker Run May 30th

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OLDSMAR FREEDOM FEST May 22nd - 24th State Street Downtown Oldsmar

CHECK OUT OUR COLOR CODED REGIONAL SECTIONS:

YELLOW-Tampa Bay Area • RED- Nature Coast Area • ORANGE-West Coast Area PURPLE- North Florida Area • BLUE- South Florida • GREEN- South West Florida


Welcome to Love Bug Month! Yes, May is when those little, nasty, flying, sex machines smash into your face, onto your windshield and into your mouth .... Ugggh! Early in the morning, high noon, late in the afternoon, even at night, Love Bugs are here ... there ... everywhere! The good news is they don’t last long and by June they will be long gone. Spring is an ultra-busy time here in the Sunshine State with numerous motorcycle events and poker runs. Here at Full Throttle we are excited to be involved with what could be the biggest event we do all year. For the first time in city history, Oldsmar is shutting down State Street and the entire area will be wet zoned and serving ice cold Budweiser beer. There will be two stages featuring the top bands in Central Florida, three bike shows, rider’s training shows, stunt shows, a car show, multiple vendors and tons of fun! It will be a three day event and takes place on Memorial Day Weekend May 22-24. We will have a Memorial Day Parade on Saturday and a military tribute Sunday morning. We will be making donations to the Sentinels of Freedom. For additional information, please see the ad inside this issue. This is one event you will not want to miss! We will also be hosting our annual Five Bridge Run this month and if you have never been a part of this, you are missing one fantastic motorcycle ride! We actually go over all five bridges that connect Pinellas, Hillsborough and Manatee Counties. The first 150 riders receive a patch and all riders get a certificate of completion. The run takes place on May 30 and starts at Lenoce’s Restaurant in Oldsmar. I have multiple birthday wishes to give out this month starting with my little sis Debi who celebrates on May 1, Full Throttle editor Tony Cianci will be 29 years old on May 4, my daughter-in-law Christine turns another year older on May 6, Ricki celebrates on May 10, my good friend Georgie catches up to me on May 29 and Nadean Knipe has a birthday on May 30 .... damn, that’s a lot of presents to buy! Please ride responsibily and have a great month. I sincerely hope you make plans to join us Memorial Day weekend for Oldsmar Freedom Fest .... it will be one hell of a good time!

It’s almost that time again….To Go For a REAL Ride! That’s right…The Sore Ass Run is right around the corner, June 13th. Last year we went to Panama City Beach and we had over 150 bikes on the run! This year we are going to Daytona Beach with a nice route through the state of Florida. Here are the cities we will be stopping in….Port Richey, Homosassa, Ocala, Gainesville, Starke, St. Augustine and ending in Daytona at the Grand Seas Resort. They have given us some great prices on rooms this year so call today and make your plans for one of the best rides in Florida. Look at the page to the right for more info for hotel rooms. On May 30th we are having our 5 Bridge Poker Run! This goes over the 5 major bridges that connect the Tampa Bay Area. The Courtney Campbell Causeway, The Bay Side, Howard Franklin, The Gandy and the big momma, the Skyway Bridge! We will be ending at Wing House in Bradenton. We would like to thank Wing House for letting us end our stop there as we have not done any events together for a long time! Thanks Aaron. See page 6 for more information on this run. There are some great events happening in May, so try and make as many as you can. May 9th, Bubba the Love Sponge is having a poker run to help some Police who have either been killed or injured on the job. May 16th is the Bud Run, May 17th is the Quaker Steak and Lube Mega Bash and the Full Throttle 151 party…there will be 151 drink specials and Full Throttle is celebrating our 151st issue printed. Of course you saw the cover about the Oldsmar Freedom Fest on May 22nd through the 24th. This is a huge event where the street is only opened to bikes and pedestrians and they will be tons to do. See the ad on pages 24 and 25 in this issue. Full Throttle is looking for banner exchanges on our website. Click on the Motorcycle Links button at the top of our home page and send us a banner and your website. We will send one back! Let’s all help each other out in this crappy economy. Also we have special ad rates for new advertisers. If you are thinking of advertising in FT, call us and we will take care of you and make sure your ad looks great. May is motorcycle awareness month so make sure you do your part and when you are riding in your cage and you are looking out for the riders. We would also like let Taz know we are thinking about him, get well soon. Happy birthdays to my Aunt Debi, Sister-in-law Christine and a special Happy Mothers Day to the mother of my children and the most beautiful wife and Administrative Assistant in the World, Kandi. AndHappy Mothers Day to my Mom, Mary, in Toledo, Ohio. Be safe, be smart, don’t drink and ride and I will see you soon.


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TAMPA BAY AREA CRUISIN’ CALENDAR MAY 2 - US MILITARY VETS 10TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION Starts at 12noon at the Clubhouse 1323 E. Gary Road, Lakeland Florida 33801. There will be a pig roast, 50/50 raffle, vendors, jell-o shots, tattoo's, live music, Mossberg Shotgun drawing and a good time. For more info call Digger at 863698-5789 MAY 2 - RELAY FOR LIFE AT GRASS FLATS - Saturday May 2nd from 4pm till ??? There will be 50/50 drawings, chance drawings, silent auctions, food, fun and friends. Who? - The Candi's Crusaders Relay Team and MC Bobby from Cruizin' Eagle. Live music by Rebel Pride, Kilo and gunn Hill Road. For more info call 727-561-9151 or visit www.cruizineagle.com MAY 2 – POKER RUN & RALLY SPONSORED BY CHROME HORSE HARLEY RENTALS AND TOURS – Registration starts at 10:30am, last bike out at 11:30pm. Leaving from Land O Lakes Moose Lodge, 7623 Hwy 41 in LOL. Route & detailed maps will be provided for a scenic ride through Pasco County. Ride includes stops at Crossroads, Paddler’s Pub, Dade City Moose Lodge. Last card and activities at Land O Lakes Moose Lodge, need not be a member to participate and all riders welcome. Last bike in at 3:45pm. $10 per hand or 3 hands for $20. 1st = $100, 2nd = $50, 3rd = $25, worst = $25. Upon returning there will be Live Music, Vendors, BBQ, Cold Beer, Prize Raffles, and a 50/50. ALL proceeds go spinal cord injury research. Vendors are encouraged to call for spaces (free). For detailed information please call 813.293.1066 or e-mail tangerine3@verizon.net. Flyer http://www.chromehorserentals.com/assets/pdf/pokerrun05-09.pdf MAY 3 - WEBSTER MONTHLY SWAP MEET, CAR & BIKE SHOW Located at Webster Westside Flea Market, 516 NW 3rd Street (CR 478 & NW 3rd St.), Webster, FL 33597. Gates open 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM the 1st Sunday of every month rain or shine. General admission $4.00, children under 14 FREE. Show & Corral (for sale by owner) registration $7.50. Club/Organization Participation Award (10 or more vehicles registered). Trophies & Cash Prizes! Vendors welcome: outside 15’ x 30’ spaces $15; covered 10’ x 10’ spaces $10. ATM always on site. Info 800-832-3477, reservations 352-628-4656. Contact Jackie Smith. Email: websterswaps@aol.com or www.cyclemeet.com and www.websterautoswap.net. MAY 9 - BUBBA'S BIKES FOR BADGES POKER RUN - To benefit two fallen Tampa Bay area police officers. The critically injured St. Pete Police Officer shot while apprehending a robbery suspect. Hernando County Sheriff Captain Beirwiler killed by another driver. Event Date Saturday May 9th. Ride starts at Jim’s Harley Davidson in St. Petersburg and will end at Derby Lane. Hooter’s will be the 3 poker stop locations of the Bubba Bike Ride. Fundraising to include: $30 entry fee per person, Silent Auction, 50/50 raffle, Corporate and listener donations. Starting at 8:30 am, registered riders and car divers will start at Jim’s Harley-Davidson (2805 54th Avenue North in St. Petersburg), and will stop at Hooters Restaurants located in Clearwater (2800 Gulf to Bay Boulevard), North St. Petersburg (10400 Roosevelt Boulevard) and South Tampa (4420 W. Gandy Boulevard), that will serve as the official locations for the event’s charity poker tournament, featuring a $2500 grand prize. The ride will end at Derby Lane Racing (10490 Gandy Blvd. in St. Petersburg). “Bubba’s Bikes for Badges” will also feature a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle.2500-5000 expected biker participation For more information, comments or suggestions, you can call us at: 888-69bubba or email us at: charity@btls.com


TAMPA BAY AREA CRUISIN’ CALENDAR MAY 9 - MUSIC AND MOTORCYCLES IN ZEPHYRHILLS - Music and Motorcycles. 4-9pm at Downtown Zephyrhills. Multiple Class Ride In Bike Show with Trophies & Cash Prizes judged by Rev Jim, Huge Variety of Merchandise Vendors, Live Band, Food Court, Beer, Event T-shirts, Family Friendly; For Hotel Discounts or any questions call 813-780-1414, e-mail  mszi@ verizpn.net. Website: www.mainstreetzephyrhills.org. Next festival scheduled for Sep 12 & Nov 14th, 2009. MAY 9 - 1ST ANNUAL NORTHSIDE CHRISTIAN CAR AND BIKE SHOW - Northside Christian School 7777 62nd Ave. N. St. Pete, FL 33709. Gates open 10am till 2pm - $25 vehicle registration. For more info go to www.nck12.com or call 727647-0386 MAY 9 - SUNCOAST BROTHERHOOD FULL MOON POKER RUN - Suncoast Brotherhood remember mom rightonthefullmoon full moon poker run $5.00 a hand 3 hands for $10.00. 1st place $100.00, 2nd place $50.00, 3rd place $25.00, pot luck $20.00. wear a tie for mom and get an extra hand free.1st stop 5 to 7pm, south beach 14705 gulf blvd, Madeira Beach. 50/50 drawing at 6pm, save your ticket for the raffle at last stop.. jokers wild at all 5 stops 2nd,3rd, 4th stop tbd. last stop grass flats, 12924 49th St. Largo. live band, pitcher of bud select draft $5.00. up to 2 extra cards at this stop for $1.00 each. Last bike in by 10:30pm, winners and raffle announced at 11pm, 2nd 50/50 at 11:30pm. Always to benefit Pinellas county foster parents assot. www.suncoastbrotherhood.org MAY 14 - OLD TOWN HARLEY BIKE NIGHT - From 6pm till 9pm the second Thursday of each month at 9841 Adamo Dr. There is live music, cold beer, great food, and a bike show. There is no registration fee with three trophies each month. emceed by Radical Randy. For more info call 813-740-9898 or visit www.oldtownharleydavidson.com MAY 16 - BUD RUN 7 - From 8:30-10am Registration at Pepin Distributing Co, 4121 N 50th Street. $20 per rider with pay out for 1st-3rd & worst hands, first 250 riders get a free hot breakfast & free Bud Run "7" T-shirt. 2:30pm Last bike in at Green Iguana, 9202 Anderson Rd, Tampa with 50/50 raffle, goody bags for sale, auction, info, sponsorship or suggestions call Rick 813-610-2458 or 813-293-4821. For more info visit www.budrun.org. MAY 17 - QUAKER STEAK AND LUBE MEGA BASH & FULL THROTTLE 151 PARTY - 11am till 5pm. Win a big screen TV and other great items. Bands include, Uncle Daddy, Kore, White Noiz and Fall 2 Earth. Kill the Keg starts at 12noon. Radical Randy will be hosting the Bike Show. For more info call 727-572-WING or visit www.pinellaslube.com MAY 17 - HOG ON A HUNT AND ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER - Join Jim's H-D for a photo Scavenger hunt. Clues and riddles will be given to you to solve. You must take a picture of the answer. You can be creative in what you choose to photograph. All clues have a point value. The one with the most points wins. Registration at Jim's H-D at 9am and $10 for just riders, $15 for riders and passengers. All bikes out by 9:30am and back by 12:30pm. Winner will be announced at 1:30pm. First prize is $75, second prize is $50 and third is $25. for more info call Pam at 727-596-2625. Jim's H-D 2804 54th Ave. N. St. Pete, FL 33714 www.jimshd. com or 727-527-9672

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TAMPA BAY AREA CRUISIN’ CALENDAR MAY 22-24 - OLDSMAR FREEDOM FEST - FRIDAY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY!!!! MC'D By Radical Randy and sponsored by Full Throttle Magazine, The City of Oldsmar and The Upper Tampa Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce. Located in Downtown Oldsmar, Florida. Main Street (State Street) Where the road will be closed off to bikes only all 3 days of the event. There will be 2 stages running great bands each day, a carnival for kids, food, beer and wine, hundreds of vendors, a memorial parade Saturday morning starting at 10am & bike shows each day of the event judged by Rev. Jim of Preachers Custom Cycle Promotions. Sponsorships and vendors are welcome. Call Full Throttle Magazine at 813-814-1424 or visit www.oldsmarfreedomfest.com or e-mail floridafullthrottle@ gmail.com TUESDAY MAY 26 - TWO WHEEL TUESDAYS AT TAMPA HARLEY LUAU PARTY & BIKINI CONTEST - Not your typical bike night! The Last Tuesday of Every Month at H-D of Tampa (Dale Mabry) Bikini Contest with $500 first prize, $200 2nd prize and $100 3rd prize. Register May 26th from 5pm till 7pm and the contest starts at 7:15pm (no entry fee). There will be a Full Throttle Bike Show with the winners being announced at 8:45pm. Trophies for Best in Class and Best in Show (no registration Necessary). there will be live music, cold beer, great food, vendors, Bikini Contest, Hula Dancers, Harley Girls, Bike Show and a Hawaiian Show with hula dancers, fire dancers and steel guitars. ALSO REGISTER TO WIN A CROSS BONES MOTORCYCLE (Given away on November 21st) no purchase necessary, must be present to win. Register at Two Wheel Tuesdays and Brandon Harley Bike Night the second Thursday of Every Month! The more events you attend, the better the chances you have to win! The Corssbones Motorcycle give away is sponsored by Mackay & Souders www.hoglaw1. com For more info visit www.tampaharley.com or call 813866-7433. Sponsored by Budweiser, Radical Team, Bike Profile Magazine, Full Throttle Magazine, Mackay & Souders and Tampa Harley-Davidson. May 30 - FULL THROTTLE'S 7TH ANNUAL 5 BRIDGE RUN - This is a great poker run that goes over the 5 major bridges that connect Tampa Bay. Courtney Campbell Causeway, Bayside, Howard Franklin, Gandy and Skyway. Starts at Lencoe's Restaurant on Hillsborough Road and Rach Track Road and stops include, Grass Flats, Green Iguana, St. Pete Powersports and ends at Winghouse in Bradenton. Patches are available to the first 150 registered. For more info call 813-814-1424 or see the ad on page 6. MAY 30 - TARPON SPRINGS BIKE FEST - 12-7pm.  Opa, it’s a monthly Bike Fest on Dodecanese Blvd. in Tarpon Springs the last Saturday of every month at the historic Sponge Docks. Come spend the day in beautiful Tarpon Springs. Multi-Class Bike Show, Food, Beer, Live Music, 50/50 Drawing, Door Prizes, and more. Vendor info: billiris@knology.net, 727-9193523. JUNE 7 - 3RD ANNUAL BIKERS4BOOBS POKER RUN & 5K POKER WALK - 9:30-10:30am Biker Registration at Quaker Steak & Lube, 10400 49th St, ph 727-572-WING. Event site is Quaker Steak & Lube, Clearwater. www.bikers4boobs.com. 

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Beef O’ Brady’s 27315 W. Highway 54 Wesley Chapel, FL 813-994-1511

Banana Boat 5858 Roosevet Blvd. Clearwater, FL 727-657-3932

Wild Willy's 13355 S. Belcher Rd. Largo, Fl 33773 727-533-2203 TUESDAY: Oldsmar Cop Shop 3780 Tampa Road Oldsmar, Florida 813-855-1052 Pastino’s Restaurant 1750 Clw-Largo Road Largo, FL 727-559-0506

JM&D South Beach Tiki Bar & Grill 14705 Gulf Blvd. Maderia Beach 727-398-7907 Kahuna’s Bar & Grill 10515 Gandy Blvd. St.Petersburg, FL 727-576-7800 LA Hangout 16411 N. Florida Avenue Lutz, FL 813-964-5631 FRIDAY: Grass Flats 12924 49th St. Clearwater, FL

The Dirty Shame Pub 1929 7th Ave. Ybor City, Tampa 813-247-1166

Hog Pen Saloon 8001 East Broadway Tampa, FL 813-621-6482

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Biff Burger 3939 49th Street N. St.Pete, FL 727-527-5297

Big Shots 3934 49th Street N. St.Petersburg, FL 727-329-9672

Quaker Steak & Lube 10400 49th Street N. Pinellas Park, FL 727-572-WING

Biff Burger 3939 49th Street N. St.Petersburg, FL 727-527-5297 SUNDAY:

Raccoon’s Bar 3240 Lithia Pinecrest Valrico, FL 813-689-5079

Real Life Church Veterans AMC Theater 813-784-9974

Wild Indian 1158 7th St. NW Largo, FL 727-588-7660

Salvation Saloon Piranas 33286 US Hwy 19 Palm Harbor, Florida

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Atlantis Bike Bash (Last Sunday of Month) 11600 66th Street Largo FL 727-545-5515 BMW / Triumph Motorcycles Ride (1st Saturday of every month) Complimentary breakast and hot coffee before ride 8509 Gunn Highway Odessa, FL 813-926-9937 Euro Cycles of Tampa Bay (3rd Saturday of every month) 8509 Gunn Highway Odessa, FL 813-926-9937 European Hair Designers (Open House 1st Saturday of the Month) 2412 Jim Redman Pkwy Plant CIty, FL 813-754-4141 Harley-Davidson of BranHarley-Davidson of don Bike Night Brandon Bike Night Thursday (2nd(2nd Thursday of every of every month) month) 9841 East Adamo Drive OldTownHarleyDavidson.com www Hog Pen Saloon (2nd Saturday of Each Month) 8001 East Broadway Ave Tampa, FL 813-621-6482 Jim's Harley-Davidson (2nd Friday of Every Other Month) Feb 13, April 10, June 12 2805 54th Ave N, 727-698-0078 Lakeside Community Church (Bike Night Every 2nd Sunday at 6pm) 475 East Lake Rd. N. Tarpon Springs 727-942-0229 Lakeland H-D Bike Night in the Daylight 2nd Sat. of The Month 12 noon till 5pm

Lawless Custom (1st Sat Of Month) SWAP MEET at Big Shots 3934 49th St. St. Petersburg, FL 727-329-9672 PJ'S Lounge (Last Sat. Of Month) 8603 N. Dale Mabry Tampa, FL 813-933-5414 Plant City Bike Fest (1st Saturday of every month) Plant City, FL 813-754-3707 Porpoise Pub Bike Night (1st Friday of every month) 8701 Seminole Blvd. Seminole, FL 727-3937616 Softail’s Bar Bike Night (2nd Sunday of every month) 6032 Seminole Blvd. Seminole, FL 727-395-9192 The Dirty Shame Pub First Tuesday of Month 1929 7th Ave. Ybor City, Tampa 813-468-7546 Webster Westside BikeFlea andMarket Car Show (First Sunday of Every Every Month) Month) of 1-800-832-3477 1-800-832-3477 352-628-4656 352-628-4656

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Full Throttle 16 TAMPA BAY AREA - Includes: Hillsborough, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Lakeland, Plant City & Zephryhills SALES & SERVICE AREA 52 Fort King Rd. Zephyrhills, FL 33542 813-782-0980 Barney’s Motorcycle Sales 10411 Gandy Blvd. St. Pete, FL 33702 727- 576-1148 Barney’s Of Brandon 9820 E. Adamo Dr. Tampa, FL 33619 813-628-9418 Bayou Motorcycle Repair 539 Grand Blvd. Trpn Sprgs 34689 727-934-4029 Big Boys Power Toys P.O. Box 7830 St. Pete, FL 33734 727-490-2655 Big Dog Motorcycles Tampa 9528 N. Florida Ave. Tampa, FL 33612 813-933-6571 Biker Burnout's 11203 49th St Unit D3 Clwtr, 33762 727-515-9456 Biker’s Den 5100 95th St N. #18 St. Pete, 33708 727-395-0080 Black Dog Choppers 1811 S. Pinellas Ave Trpn Spgs, 34689 727-943-1080 BrandonOld Town Harley-Davidson 9841 Adamo Dr. Tampa, FL 33619 813-740-9898 Cahill’s 8920 N. Armenia Ave. Tampa, 33604 813-933-3528 County Cycles 3411 Cypress Terr N. Pinellas Pk,33781 727-522-4918 Creative Body Works 3888 Tampa Rd. Oldsmar, FL 34677 813-855-7066 CRUIZIN EAGLE Motorcycle Rentals/Full Service 12529 66th St. N. Largo, FL 33773 727-536-8900 Custom World 13100 N. Nebraska Ave. Tampa, 33612 813-971-3136 Cycle Masters 7601 N. Nebraska Ave. Tampa, 33604 813-231-3552 Cyclerama 7200 73rd St N. Pinellas Pk, 33781 727-546-0889 DAN'S AUTO SERVICE 2801 22nd Ave. N. St. Pete, 33713 727-821-4179 Dead Sleds 12006 US Hwy 41 S. Gibsonton, 33534 813-677-2031 Ellis Race Engineering 4655 73rd. Ave N. PinellasPk, 33781 727-546-5674 Euro Cycles of Tampa Bay 8509 Gunn Hwy Odessa, FL 33556 813-926-9937 Fletcher’sHarley-Davidson 17129 US Hwy 19 N. Clwtr, 33764 727-535-1844 Fletcher’s on the beach 487 Mandalay Ste. 107 Clwtr Beach, FL 727-446-1844 Greg’s Custom Cycle WORKS 1141 Court Street, Clwtr, 33756 727-461-4840 Harley-Davidson of Tampa 6920 N. Dale Mabry Hwy Tampa, 33614 813-886-7433

Hawes Custom Cycles 1418 East 98th Ave. Tampa, FL 33612 813-915-0180 Hawgspital 6955 US Hwy 19 N. Pinellas Pk, 33781 727-527-2221 House Cycle World 7822 N. Dale Mabry Ave. Tampa 33604 813-884-0883 Iron Horse Motorsports 13805 W. Hillsborough Tampa, 33635 813-854-5611 Jim’s Harley-Davidson 2805 54th Ave N. St. Pete, 33714 866-228-6186 Jim’s On The Pass 194 John's Pass Boardwalk 727-363-1333 LAST CHANCE CYCLES 10341 E. Hwy 92 Tampa, FL 33610 813-664-6710 Lawless Customs 4240 49th St. N., St. Pete. 33709 727-329-9672 Manor Cycles 1665 S. Myrtle Ave. Clwtr, 33756 727-588-0786 Performance HONDA 28009 Wesley Chapel Blvd. Wesley Chapel Fl 33543 813-973-1888 www.performancehonda.net Performance Specialists 12820 Daniels Dr Clwtr, 33762 727-572-5755 Performance Twin 2279 Tall Pines Dr Largo, FL 33771 727-539-8946 Power Sports 14996 US Hwy 19 N. Clwtr, 33764 717-536-4791 Profile Customs 27839 US Hwy. 19 N., Clearwater, FL 33761 727-726-3030 Savage Powersports 29747 US Hwy 19 N.Clwtr, 33761 727-771-1211 SOUTHSIDE CHOPPERS 2222 1st Ave. S. St. Petersburg, FL 727-328-1830 St. Pete Kawasaki 3450 34th St St. Pete , FL 33713 727-521-4626 Syd’s Cycle 6600 Haines Rd. St. Pete, FL 33702 727-522-3333 Tampa V-Twin 16336 N. Florida Ave. Lutz, FL 33549 813-962-3856 THE RIDE FACTORY 2101 N. 22nd St. Tampa,FL 33605 813-247-1166 Thunder Bay Cycles 124 W. Hillsborough Ave. Tpa, 33604 813-232-6661 TIM'S CUSTOM CYCLES 201 N. Pinellas Ave. Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 727-943-7210 Whiskey Enterprises 5201 66th Way St. Pete 33709 727-548-5451 XTREME POWERSPORTS 1019 U.S. 301 S. Tampa, FL 33619 813-626-6060

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Anclote Boat Club 1761 CR 71 Trpn Sprgs 34689 727-938-9566 BAR 145 7717 Ulmerton Road Largo, FL 727-230-4933 Beef O’Brady’s 2418 James L. Redman Pkwy. Plant City 813-757-0300 Beef O’Brady’s 27315 W. Hwy 54 Wesley Chapel, 33544 813-994-1511 Biff Burger 3939 49th St N. St. Petersburg, FL 33710 727-527-5297 Big Dog’s Patio 103 N. Palmer Street Plant City, 33565 813-759-2704 Big Shots 3934 49th Street St. Pete, FL 727-329-9672 Breaktime Billiard's 4200 62nd Ave. N. Pinellas Park FL 727-521-0858 BUFFALO CITY BAR Park St. N. & 54th Ave. N. (Publix Plaza) St. Pete., FL 727-549-9464 CAFE RACER 15045 Madeira , Madeira Bch, 33708 727-398-7656 Camden’s Yard 2827 16th St St. Pete, 33709 727-895-1129 Carlies 7020 49th St N. Pinellas Pk, 33781 727-527-5214 CHAMPION'S BBQ 12150 Seminole Blvd. Largo, FL 727-585-4900 Crabby Bill’s Seafood 37 Causeway. Blvd. Clwtr Bch, 33767 727-210-131 Cop Shop - Oldsmar 3780 Tampa Road, Oldsmar, FL 813-855-1052 Coyote Ugly Saloon 1722 East 7th Ave. Tampa, FL 33605 813-228-UGLY DC’s Downtown 110 Tarpon Ave Trpn Spgs 34689 727-938-5952 DOG WATER CAFE 18825 US Hwy. 19 N. Clwtr 33764 727-533-0177 Eagles Nest 1208 Alt. 19 N. Tpn Springs, 34689 727-938-3465 G-PEPPERS 8745 Gunn Hwy. Tampa, FL 33556 813-920-3439 Gulf Port On The Rocks 5413 Shore Blvd. S. Gulfport, 33707 727-321-8318 GRASS FLATS 12924 49th St. N. Clearwater, FL 727-561-9151 HenNessey’s Bar 127 Forest Lake Blvd. Oldsmar, 34677 813-854-2255 Idle Spur 1351 Cleveland St Clwtr 33766 727-442-7787 JJ’s Sport Lounge 1200 Clwtr -Largo Rd Largo, 33770 727-581-3371 JACK WILLIE'S 1013 St. Petersburg Drive West Oldsmar, FL 34677 813-854-1972 Kahuna’s 10515 Gandy Blvd. St. Pete, 33702 727-576-7800 LA Hang Out 16411 N. Florida Ave. Lutz, FL 33549 813-964-5631

LONG BAR PUB & GRILLE 5929 Memorial Hwy. Baycrest Center Tampa, FL 33615 813-890-9059 Lenoce’s Restaurant 13949 W. Hillsbrgh Oldsmar, 34677 813- 814-2764 Marsha’s Wayside 4021 54th Ave N. St. Pete, 33714 727-525-5910 Nap’s Bar & Grill 5206 S. Mac Dill Ave. Tampa, FL 33611 813-835-5086 Oasis saloon 4218 E 7th Ave. Tampa, FL 33605 813-247-2735 P.J.'S LOUNGE 8603 N. Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL33614 813-933-5414 Pastino’s Grill & Pizzeria 1750 Clwtr-Largo Rd Largo, 33756 727-559-0506 PEABODY'S 15333 Amberly Drive Tampa, 33647 813-972-1725 Playmakers Bar & Grill 10637 117th Dr. N. Largo, FL 33773 727-399-2707 PROUD LION PUB 124 West Fletcher Tampa, FL 33612 813-933-3555 Quaker Steak & Lube 10400 49th Street N. Clwtr, 33762 727-572-WING Raccoon’s Bar & Grill 3240 Lithia Pincrst Rd. Valrico, 33549 813-689-5079 SATURDAY'S PUB & GRILL 1148 US Hwy. 19 Holiday, FL 727-937-0400 Shadracks 114 8th Ave. St. Pete Bch, FL 33708 727-360-8279 Softails Bar 6032 Seminole Blvd. Seminole, 33772 727-395-9192 Sportster's Bar and Grill 10637 117th Ave N., Largo 727-392-6801 Sundown Saloon 12553 Ulmerton R. Largo, FL 33773 727-593-9291 TARPON SPRINGS PUB 955 S. Pinellas Ave. Tarpon Springs, FL 727-422-0950 TAMPA BAY SPORTS GRILLE 13910 W. Hillsbrgh Ave. Tampa, 33635 813-891-6839 TEDESCO'S FLAME BROILED 437 Central Ave. St. Pete , FL 33701 727-894-2802 THE BLOATED BULL SPORTS PUB 9539 E. Fowler Ave. Thonotosassa, FL 33592 813-986-9282 THE HOGPEN SALOON 8001 E. Broadway, Ampa, FL 33619 813-621-6482 TJ's main St. 1433 Main St. Dunedin, FL 727-738-6016 TWILIGHT TAVERN 4607 Mile Stretch Dr. Holiday, FL 727-942-2004 Uncle Fat’s Pub 8745 Temple Terr. Hwy Temple Terr. 813-988-2494 WHISKEY DEPOT 8220 Ulmerton Rd. Largo, FL 33771 727-531-5401 WHY NOT BAR 9906 N. Nebraska Ave. Tampa, FL 33612 813-935-7092

Wild Indian Saloon 1158 7th Street NW Largo, FL 727-588-7660

Metz Sign & AWARDS 1610 Alt. 19 North Palm Harbor, FL 727-786-8807 PAC N' SEND OF LARGO, LLC 14100 Walsingham Rd. Ste. 36 AcceptedMortgageBrokers Largo, FL 33774 727-596-0569 2451 McMullen Bth. Rd Ste. 268 PETE THE PAINTER Clearwater, FL 33759 727-796-3121 749-1778 Air Slinger, Inc. Pet Safari 727-376-9269 1749 Main Street Alterations Plus, Inc. Dunedin, FL 34698 8802 Rocky Creek Dr. Tampa, 33615 727-733-6641 813-249-1412 AMERICAN POWDER COATING Pinellas Auto Repair 1771 Coachman Plaza 1213 E. Bearss Ave. Tampa,FL 33549 Clrwtr, 33759 813-963-7453 727-796-7115 AMS Oil AUTO PARTS Plant City Auto Salvage 2312 4th St. N. St. Pete 33704 4303 St Rd. 534 727-895-3821 Antique Mtrcl Restoration Plant City, FL 33563 813-754-1790 14611 N. Nebraska Ave Tampa Recycled Cycle, Inc. 813-972-9297 6837 State Road 54, Tanglewood Plaza Attitude Custom Painting New Port Richey, FL 34653 6565 44th St N. 727-815-1900 Pin. Park, FL 33781 Rental Tool Company 727-527-8275 1760 W. Hillsborough Ave Tampa BLACK SHEEP TRANSPORT 813-871-RENT www.blacksheeptransport.com RICE APPRAISALS, INC. 813-267-0101 17410 US 41 N. Ste. B Blue Sky Rentals Lutz, FL 33549 3350 Ulmerton Rd - #2 Clwtr, 33762 813-949-3337 727-573-5900 Shaw Realty - Century 21 BRADENTON LEATHER 2nd Generation 1116 14th St. West, Suite D 105 S. Collin St. Plant City, FL 33563 813-956-6231 Bradenton, FL 34205 Specialized Insurance 941-587-0366 13313 US Hwy. 19 Hudson, FL 34667 CLASSIC TATTOO'S 727-697-3467 4466 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park, FL 33781 Stitch On Time 727-271-0938 3645 46th Ave. N. St. Petersburg, FL 33714 Curby's PC Doctor's 727-526-7242 14779 56th St. N. Clearwater, FL Total Health Care 727-564-8854 13035 Park Blvd. Custom Built MC Trailers Seminole, FL 33776 727-321-3058 5401 21st St. S. Gulfport, FL 33707 We Bay It 727-321-5676 2330 Success D. Odessa, FL 33556 EUROPEAN HAIR DESIGNERS 727-372-5831 2412 James L. Redman Pkwy. Plant City WICKED INK 813-754-4141 27839 US Hwy. 19 N. Express Trailers Clearwater, FL 33761 727-726-7070 5570 Ulmerton Rd. Clearwater, FL 33760 800-446-7299 Geico Insurance 877-609-5667 GARAGE GADGETS, INC. Attorney D. KEITH THOMAS 4960 E. Lakeland Commerce Parkway 250 N. Belcher Rd. Clearwater, FL Lakeland, FL 33805 727-443-2124 863-606-0888 www.flainjurylaw.org Gotta Havit Insurance Della Costa and Neville, PA 918 S. Missouri Ave. Clwtr 33756 6251 Park Blvd. 727-446-7735 Pinellas Park, FL 33781 Great Escape RV Center 727-584-8899 17335 US HWy 19 N. Clwtr 33764 Attorney Fran Haasch 727-538-2232 3060 Alt. 19 N. GT Graphics Palm Harbor, Fl 34683 941-747-5497 727-784-8191 Kick Start SPECIALTIES www.lawfran.com Oldsmar Flea Market AttorneyJerryTheophilopoulos Oldsmar, FL 34677 1247 S. Pinellas Ave. ken's mobile dyno Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 5525 Myrtice Lane 866-BIKER-FL Lakeland, FL 33810 863-370-3157 Attorney Larry Crow Know Tow 1247 S. Pinellas Ave. Trpn Sprgs 34689 4750-B 95th St. N. St. Pete, 33708 727-945-1112 727-391-9308 Attorney Nick Athanason LEATHER WORX BY EDDIE 1236 66th St. North St. Pete, FL 33710 106 W. Seneca, 727-347-0537 • 866-834-4074 Allstate Busines Center B-52 www.athanasonlawfirm.com Tampa, FL 33612 813-935-7764 Theresa Wiggington, PA MARIAOSSIALLSTATEINSURANCE 915 Oakfield Dr. 4707 Gandy Blvd. Unit 5, Tampa Fl Brandon, FL 33511 813-835-6774 888-806-4493

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Well, the great riding weather has arrived. Each day we see more and more bikes on the road and people enjoying the ride. The Diva Angels have been out and about enjoying many events. This past month we participated in the Run with the Big Dogs Annual ride which is always an awesome event. The weather was perfect and most important, it was a safe ride. At out last meeting, the Pasco Chapter present Craig McCart, Director of Sertoma Speech and Hearing with a check for $3,500.00 from our 2nd Annual Cookout. If you are not familiar with Sertoma Speech and Hearing, a non profit organization, we invite you to visit their website and I believe you will be impressed. Thank you Sertoma

for all you do for the children and adults of Pasco County. We invite all riders to attend an upcoming great poker run: STAR TOURING & RIDING PORT RICHEY CHAPTER #448 1st Annual MS Poker Run Sunday, May 3rd. Registration starts at 10:30 am Gulf Coast Harley Davidson. Cost is $10.00 per person. Don’t miss this great ride for MS. Our Diva of the month is MaryAnn Aguiar aka Hooch. MaryAnn has been the Director of the Pasco Chapter for the last 4 years. MaryAnn rides a chopper blue and pearl white 2005 Soft tail Deluxe. Over the last four years, she has become very well known in the Pasco area for the volunteer work that the Pasco Chapter has contributed to. A single mother of three beautiful daughters, she is quick to tell you that they are the pride and joy of her life. The Diva Angels meet every third Friday of the month. Please check out our home website for the time and place of our next meeting. Website: divaangelspasco.com

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For decades criminal defense lawyers throughout our country have argued that once a defendant is arrested and put in a police cruiser, the need for cops to search the defendant’s vehicle for “officer safety” reasons is non-existent. Finally, our highest court of our land, the Supreme Court of the United States agrees with us. In the newest landmark case of Arizona v. Gant, the Supreme Court voted by the slightest margin of 5-4 to hold that Arizona police officers violated a defendant's Fourth Amendment rights by searching his car for narcotics after he was arrested for driving on a suspended license. The Court wrote that Police may search the passenger compartment of a vehicle incident to a recent occupant's arrest only if it is reasonable to believe that the arrested person might have access to the vehicle at the time of the search or that vehicle contains evidence of the offense for which the person was arrested. In the Gant case, the Court distinguished the case of New York v. Belton on the ground that in this case the scene had been secured by law enforcement but in the Belton case it had not. This new ruling by the Court found that the search of the car incident to arrest was not justified by an interest in officer

safety or in the interest of preserving evidence concerning the offense for which the occupant was under arrest. For years cops would take the stand and claim that they searched a vehicle incident to arrest for officer safety reasons. They would testify to this even though a defendant was handcuffed and secured in a police cruiser (Hmmm, let’s see, he is in handcuffs and locked in a cruiser, yet they feared for officer safety he might somehow get out and get a gun or knife that might be hidden in the car?). Criminal defense attorneys, state prosecutors, and the Judges all knew what the law said and that this was the cops’ way of getting evidence without securing a search warrant. Hopefully this new case will keep the few corrupt cops out there honest, but I doubt it. One last note: Many thanks to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office for harassing all those bikers a couple of weeks ago that were headed to a local Motorcycle Club’s event. You know who you are and so do I. The train is coming. Ride Smart, Be Educated, and Trust No One (Except Me), Jerry T.


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THE LOST ART OF THE KICKSTART (or how the easy button ruined America)

I was having to do some long division just today, and it seems the dilithium crystals in my calculator had made their last voyage, and it occurred to me that I possess a few obsolete skills no longer needed in our “easy world”. I found I could still do long division, I can still write cursive (although it does look a bit like hieroglyphics) and as I sat in my bike barn on this cold April day, I looked at 5 of my motorcycles that had kickstarts and it occurred to me that very few of us possess this skill, or these machines.

its a throwback to the Iron Age. It taught you patience and technique and it connected you directly to the piston that was going to take you on your journey. Now you are isolated by wires, solenoids and starter motors from that connection.Speaking of connections when they all go bad you will wish that they held on to the kickstarter ! But then who has ever heard of hyper-extending your thumb while starting!

The very art of kickstarting a motorbike brings a oneness to you the rider and it the machine. You dial in the ticklers on the carbs, set the ignition advance /retard, find out how many throttle twists your beast likes, given the day of the month and the alignment of the planets ( sometimes a well placed Tibetan monk chant also helps) and on a couple of my bikes is a compression release lever as a helper and then when the gods of “past top dead center” are amused and the goddess of hyperextension does not need a sacrificial knee or calf, it all comes together ! Science, magic and the here and now explode in a harmony of exhaust tones ! Thats unless one small thing was amiss, your calculations and tinkering just a wee bit off and an that occasion the goddess of hyperextension may call. This being the condition when your kickstarter fails to engage the cog and you kick through open airspace with no resistance, your leg becomes extended about 2 inches past its pre-engineered length......hence the name hyper-extended.

I think maybe the “easy button” and a lack of wanting to learn a true trade, to learn techniques and patience, instead of the need ofinstant gratification . Well that may have gotten US in the economic fix we are in. But that is another story.

Then there’s the opposing force of evil at work on the mechanics of kickstarting known as the “explosive kickback syndrome” a little to much gas, that extra 2 tickles, a few to many “throttle twists” and the wrong choke and the resultant opposing force-backfire explosion has been known to hurl a rider (well is he really a “rider at this point?) many yards away. The British still find skeletons of wayward kickers 10 sometimes 20 feet up in the trees, many times mistaken for lost parachuters from the war, but then find a rusting Triumph or a Norton near with its kicker deployed. NASA has also recently released a top secret paper identifying many pieces of space junk as decades of Harley riders hurled there by errant starting procedures . Often the term rider and kickstarting do not go together. I have often been limping rather than riding. I have 2 bikes that have the kickstart almost as a holdout. My 1974 Yamaha 650 was built around the beginning of the end, when motorcycle engineers must have come to grips with the “easy button”. Cost, weight and its complexity and most of all a public that wanted quick, easy painless starts. This was the end of the ever reliable kickstarter .I do belive the “easy button” started at the sales level of the big manufacturers. It must have sounded something like this “hey Gunther what if ze motorbiken easian to starten? to which Mr. Suzuki replied “we have moe rider not in hospital, more ridey” to which Mr. Smith said “brillant’ we will have many more riders, young, old and of all sizes. Thus at this imaginary sales meeting I think the fate of the kickstarter was sealed. But when it comes to starting an ornery, obstinate, cranky, kickstart bike, that everyone in the lot has lost their leg to , or had a stroke on......trust me......go find a British guy, they seem to have the knack, but I guess that comes from starting Triumphs, Nortons or BSA’s in a rainy, foggy country that never quite mastered motorbike electrics.

Entry-Low Range 1978 -1981 Kawasaki KZ 650 SR price then (1978) $2395 price now $1000 - 2000

It’s odd in an almost masochistic way. Now I actually look for bikes now with this ancient appendage hanging out of its case, its a point of sale now. There’s something to starting a bike with your foot, rather than a press of a button, almost like a CPR where you start the beast breathing with a bodily force. I have a few low dollar bikes, a few higher dollar bikes and I have never found any relationship between what they cost me and the fun (or pain) they have given me.......except for one thing. The ones that kick to life, they do seem to offer more pleasure and more personality, and I do think some of us should still know how to write cursive, do some long division on paper and kickstart a motorbike. The kickstarter connects you to the beginnings of motorcycling ,

MR 300 welcomes comments, ideas and pictures. Contact him at Mr300@floridafullthrottle.com. Also, look for more pictures and fun stuff to waste time with on the Mr 300 link on the Full Throttle Website - www.FloridaFullThrottle.com

TOMORROWS BEST BETS Mid-High Range late 60’s Triumph T120 Bonneville price then (1968) $1375 price now $4500 - $14,000

SUPERBIKE UPDATE Only the race held in Valencia can make this issue. With team BMW barely cracking the top 15 in race one and two. The big news is Ducati taking 1/2/4 in race one and 1/3/4 in race two. With team Xerox (Ducati 1098) rider Noriyuki Haga placing first in both races and setting a track record in race number one. He now maintains a 40 point lead in the championship after 3 rounds. Hagas known as a “win it or bin it” rider had a “win it” performance at Valencia. Next stop 4/26 Assen, Netherlands and 5/10 Monza, Italy.

MR 300 ALL CLASSIC TEAM Nicholas Athanason (and family) Nick has always put up great trophies for all the shows hes sponsored. And always has a couple for the antiques and old school bikes. Big events, small events you want to be there. He’s cool, he’s fun, he’s a professional. Here’s to you Nick for being the fifth member of Mr. 300s all classic team.

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The 19th Annual Chili Cook-off was held Sunday April 19th by the Suncoast Brotherhood. There were approx. 26 entrees of Chili. There were 9 different categories to enter in. I decided to take another stab at making my chili. I was in the medium category and I came in First Place. Some days you do get lucky. As always there was a live band, all types of vendors and tons of people. Thanks Suncoast Brotherhood for a great event. We have another event coming up on May 2. This is a run for a friend of mine, Todd Buheit. The Poker Run & Benefit start at D’s Sports Bar at 10am and end at Brother’s Tavern. For more info call me 727-418-1015 cell, I hope I see you on the run. Till next month…………..Dew


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OLDSMAR DAYS BIKE SHOW And Oldsmar DaYs Parade Oldsmar Days was a great event that happened at R.E. Olds Park in Oldsmar, Fl. There was a bike night on Friday Night sponsored by Attorney Nick Athanason and judged by Rev. Jim. Congrats to Mr. 300 who won Best in Show with his antique BMW. On Saturday there was a huge parade where FT brought out our Firetruck packed with kids throwing beads and candy. Thanks to Rita and the Chamber for involving Full Throttle in this yearly event!

Run For The Big Dogs

The Run For the Big Dogs had a ton of vendors and a nice turn out. This was a poker run that helps the Greyhound Pets of America and adoptions of Greyhounds. The Pride Riders won the coveted most members plaque and the best hand in the poker run gave all the money back. Val and Don do such a great job at this every year. There was also a poker walk around the vendors. Besides the fact that there were over 30 packed baskets in the auction! I have never seen such great prize baskets. Hey Bill, Enjoy your prize!

Brandon H-D Bike Night Brandon H-D has a great thing going and it is only going to get bigger and better. Starting this month you can enter for free to win a H-D Crossbones thanks to MacKay and Souders the second Thursday of the month at Brandon Bike Night or the last Tuesday of the month at the new Tampa H-D Bike Night! By the way, the Harley Girls are back............. Right Arby!

Tattoo Fest

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CRUISE FOR KIDS Cruise For Kids started with a rainy and miserable day....but it got better....a whole lot better! The sun came out at 12noon and everyone started flocking to the Lube as there was a bike give-a-way, Bud Girls, and of course the GREG BILLINGS BAND!!!!! These guys are the best band in the Bay area! They rocked out for 2 hours and even donated some of their proceeds back to the cause from merchandise sales. I believe almost all the winners gave the money back as well, if not most of it! This was a unique event as you could stop at any Federal Credit Union and get a card and end at the Lube. Full Throttle was glad to help be a part of such a great cause and a wondeful charity. We look foward to helping again next year!


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Banana Boat Bike Bash I had a chance to get out to the Banana Boat II on March 29 for their first biker bash. It was a great day for riding and a chance to check out the new location. Bikes started rolling in early for the event. They had a lot going on between the bike show,live music,bikini contest and a stunt show on the side. Thanks to 24K Gold for the girls in the bikini contest and The Jay Maddox Band for playing. A special thanks to Rev Jim for another great job with the bike show and to Attorney Nick Athanason for sponsoring the bike show. If you have a chance to stop in and check out the Banana Boat II. I know I'll be back there. I'm looking forward to their summer biker bash. See Ya out there somewhere Phil A.K.A. Wildman

Cobras MC Lap Dance Of Luxury Poker Run

We have some great pictures from the Cobras MC Lap Dance of Luxury Poker Run..of course we can't show a lot of them in the magazine. Here are a few. Make sure you see the website for more pictures.

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RED KNIGHTS (WORLD’S LARGEST POKER RUN) FOR FFSF On April 18th, 40 different Red Knights Chapters in 12 states, simultaneously commenced their Poker Runs, not only to achieve a world record attempt, but to raise money for the Fallen Firefighter Survivors Foundation. And guess what, the RED KNIGHTS are GUINNESS WORLD BOOK record holders. At deadline time on the 18th, 20 venue locations from 9 states reported a total of 2,090 Motorcycles. This number does not reflect the total number of participants at the event. Our local Chapter 14 held a great ride, starting at Station #33 for registration, then moving out to St. Pete Powersports where coffee, juice, bagels and donuts were served, then heading north to Grass Flats and Hennessey’s, and south again to Tom Foolery, American Legion Post #252 where an all day – all you can eat BBQ for $4.00 was served, and ending at Beer, Bikes & Babes for the final fun to what had been a beautiful sunny day and great ride. There was live music, vendors, raffles, and fantastic door prizes. The winning hand received $500.00. But most importantly of all, substantial money was raised for the FALLEN FIREFIGHTER SURVIVORS FOUNDATION, a great cause. These men and women are my heros, so I will always be ready to Rock and Ride with the Red Knights. Be Safe, Sandy


Full Throttle 40 Biff Burgers- Historical Landmark in St. Petersburg Florida It all started in May of 1982, for George, Sandy and Troy Musser. Their dream was to resurrect a nostalgic burger joint popular in the 50’s, it was a financial risk that George and Sandy believed in and was determined to make happen. Thru financial ups and downs George and Sandy invested their life’s savings and reinvested their profits back in the Burger joint. On May 17 1984, they held their first Hot Rod car night and it was a smash hit, 25 years later it is still going strong. On March 21, 1997 they started their first Bike Night recently celebrating their 12 anniversary. The rest is history. I wanted to share this Piece of History to all my Biker Brothers and sisters who are loyal patrons and friends of George, Sandy and Troy and the hard working staff that keeps the legend living. I had no idea of the History behind the Biff Burgers until I started opening a few websites that were at my fingertips. The Biff-Burger story started in the mid-1950’s it was a growing chain of drive-up burger stands that stretched from Florida to Toronto, Canada. Bruce and Earl Brane, were the original owners of the Biff-Burger Company and opened their first restaurant in Clearwater, Florida in 1956. The Brane brothers designed and built the broilers at their manufacturing warehouse, located at 9470 Ulmerton Road in the nearby town of Largo. This location also acted as the corporate address for the BiffBurger Company, later renamed to the National Biff-Burger System, Inc. Bruce acted as the president of the Biff-Burger company and ran the day-to-day business in addition to creating the menu and special sauce that all of us former customers remember so well. Biff stands for “Best in Fast Food” and became well known name across the southeast of the United States. This roto-broiled, as stated on many of the original Biff-Burger signs, was Biff-Burger’s signature to fame as a 100% beef burger was placed on a rotisserie rack between two heating elements. After a few minutes, the cooked burgers came out the other side of the covered broiler and were ready for dip-

By: Historian C. Catherman ping into the special sauce. The Clearwater-Largo, Florida based company sold hundreds of franchisees across the country. The original restaurants were portable metal facilities that featured ‘walk-up’ or ‘drive-in’ service while table seating was provided outdoors. It has been reasonably concluded that the Biff-Burger chain and its corporate umbrella of the National Biff-Burger System went completely out of business in 1976, based on credible information. Various documented sources indicate that Mary Carter Paint Company, that owned the National Biff-Burger System, Inc. in 1962, and supported the individual Biff-Burger Drive-in locations, had some financial difficulties during the 1960s as they sought out other business ventures. This started the “spiraling” collapse of this former legendary burger drive-in, which once stretched from Florida to Toronto, Canada. As this wasn’t enough damage, Burger King at the time was also growing and becoming a more dominant player in the fast food hamburger industry. Despite the fierce competition in the end, all of the former Biff-Burger locations disappeared into history except for Two Locations Remain! The location at 1040 West Lee Street in Greensboro, NC continues on, as Beef Burger, re-named during the 1980’s but is still referred to as Biff-Burger by the local community. The other is own located at 3939 49th Street N. in St. Petersburg, Florida. The St. Petersburg location is the ONLY Biff-Burger location still left in existence, which uses the Biff-Burger name and is of the original “Port-A-Unit” building construction with upswept canopy roofs. This location also has many elements of the “classic” Biff-Burger architecture and features the original road sign with lighted “star” ball! For More Information on the History of Biff Burgers:Contact: C. Catherman -CAVR • BiffBurger Fan and Historian • URL: www.geocities.com/biffburger_drivein/ PS: FAST EDDIE is back, if you haven't heard our brother FAST EDDIE opened a new pool Hall called " DEEP POCKETS " on the South East Corner shopping plaza. Stop by and give him a warm welcome back. He is just starting out as a beer and wine pool hall and will soon be a full liquor bar.

Biff Burgers 12th Anniversary PIG ROAST and BIKE CELEBRATION • Saturday March 21, 2009 Biff Burgers put on their yearly bash to give back to their loyal customers. As always it was the party of the year for them, breaking all records from the previous years. The venders began setting up around 9:00 am scrambling to put their best forward. The insatiable smell of their smoker coming with their secret BBQ Ingredients filled the air for blocks, luring neighbors and passing buyers by the hundreds. The first servings of BBQ and a variety of sides began between 1:00pm and 3:00 pm with the second serving at 5:00 to 7:00. Troy’s Chef and staff smoked over 1000 pounds of pork that filled the plates of over 1500 guests. “ Tiny “, you are busted, I saw you go back for at least 4 helpings, no wonder you the “BIG BELLY” contest ever year. I have to admit, you are just a big teddy bear with a heart of gold. Thank you Troy, George, Sandy, Tim Wilder for all the great pictures and the staff for making everything go so smooth and with out a glitch. A special thanks

goes out to the sponsors that help make this event possible: Nick Athanason Esq. • Fran M. Haasch Esq. • John and Tanual Bennet of BIKER BURNOUT’S and all the volunteers that helped. This year there were 99 Bikes Registered plus the 25 entrees for the Bike Games. Here are the big winners of the BIKE show. -Best of Show Custom Radical Spencer 07 lucky 7 - Best of show 12th anniversary Steve 09 Wicked Warrior Custom -Bike of the year, Pro Class 2009 Ed 09 Ratster Design Scarab -12th Anniversary Bike of the Year Rich 98 95th Anniversary Fat boy Photographer: TIM WILDER


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It’s my belief that if you ride a bike you are profiled. I never had much experience with doctors or drug stores but after asbestos in my lungs and taking breathing meds and heart surgery, I have had lots of experiences with old age insurance doctors send a bill to the government and get paid. Recently I wound up in the hospital after dizzy spells passing out they kept me for a week so I called my pill pusher that kept me coming every three months for the past three years and asked the nurse if he would call me. After not hearing, I tried the next day and later that afternoon, a lady in his office called. Her title was MSN, ARNP, BC she asked me what was the matter I told her I have been in the hospital and I wanted to talk to my doctor, period. As I would not tell her what it was about she told me if I wanted a consultation with the doctor I would have to make an appointment and hung up. A slow burn, I guess he would not get paid for phone talk thinking how much money he got paid for a nurse to take my temperature and blood pressure and ask what I was there for and I told her it was because he told me to! He would finally come in, we would talk, get more prescriptions and told me to come back in 3 months. When the drugs ran out he would charge the government more! But he could not give me 3 minutes on the phone when I was in the hospital out of town. I guess he would not get paid for that. His office called back to make appointment but I cussed them out till they quit calling and found a new doctor that would call me back if I needed him. I will tell you about my experiences with drug stores next month. If you look like me and ride a bike I guess they think we are all stupid! Maybe we are!

The Bare Buns Bikers held a weekend of fun at the Caliente Resort in Land O Lakes Florida this past month and I was in attendance. It was nice to see old friends and meet new ones! My friend Squeezer got his bike (calls it Francine) back on the road. I guess it is old school by today’s standards Oh yeah, the doctors office called me back again said the doc would like to see me, it has been 9 months now. I guess he gets paid to see me but not for a phone call or maybe does not want to hear what I want to say about his (MSN, ARNP, BC) The cutest elf....See you soon.

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S andy ’s Snapshots GRASS FLATS BIKE NITE - KEEPS ON GROWING Grass Flats, as many of you already know, is a great Bar and Grill located at 12924 49th Street N. in Clearwater. It was bought in May ’08 by Kirk and Belinda Iannone, making it a Biker Owned and Operated Establishment. Every Friday night is Bike Nite, and it has been growing steadily since its start in July ’08. Bobby Leone, aka Spider Man, has been MC’ing Friday Nites since the beginning. There is always a ride-in Bike Show with trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, plenty of games, door prizes, raffles, ample security and some of the best bands around town. Kirk, Belinda, Hank and their terrific staff serve up some great food and cold beverages. There is inside seating, an outdoor pavilion with stage for the bands, beer garden, and outdoor patio that overlooks 2 Volleyball Sand Courts. But their newest addition to the place, is a paved parking lot which can now accommodate approximately 300 Bikes. Everyone is happy about that. Grass Flats is a Bar and Grill with a big heart, that has given back so much to help the community by hosting and sponsoring many different benefits, and on May 2nd from 4PM - ???, they will be hosting the “Relay for Life Fundraiser for The American Cancer Society”. Music will be provided by Rebel Pride, Kilo and Gunn Hill Road. There will also be a 50/50, silent auctions, chance drawings and great food, fun and friends. With all of this said, I think you will all agree that GRASS FLATS is “A BAR FOR ALL REASONS”.

FLETCHER’S CLEARWATER BEACH H-D For those of you who have not had the opportunity to pick up a few goodies at Fletcher’s Clearwater Beach H-D store, you are missing out on some great buys. The American and European tourists have definitely discovered this store located at 389 Mandalay Avenue. They buy it out on a regular basis. The store not only has a great selection of Harley-Davidson Collectibles and Motor Clothes, it also has plenty of parking available at the rear parking lot. Stop in to see Joni and Linda when you’re out on your next ride. You’ll be happy you did!


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The Editor, Tony C (Chief Cupcake), Bob Demoss and Nighttrain headed out on a beautiful Friday afternoon to test ride the new Indian Motorcycles at St. Pete Powersports. Wes Harris was a great host and showed us around the Dealership and introduced us to the many people including the reps from Indian who were there with the Semi. We had a great ride down to the St. Pete Pier and took some nice pictures of all the new Indians lined up with the Pier in the background. I really like what Indian has done with the bike. There is plenty of power with the 1725 cc motor. Baker Drivetrain even made a specific unit for the new Indians. I am no person to tell you specifics about bikes, what they can and can’t do and all that jazz. What I can tell you is that these bikes don’t just look cool, they are great to ride and there is a lot of power coming out of that engine. I enjoyed the nice, almost for fitting, seats and the look of a black Indian Chief with the tan bags, tan seat and the fringe almost makes me think I am looking and an antique motorcycle rather than a new one. I am really looking forward to what Indian has in store for the future. If it is anything like what they have just produced, you will be pleasantly surprised. Congrats Indian on bringing back a great machine. If you are interested in purchasing a new Indian stop by St. Pete Powersports 555 34th St. S. St. Petersburg, FL 33711 727-456-6088 or visit www.stpetepowersports.com PS - St. Pete Powersports is the only location you can get an Indian in Florida at this time!

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IN THE CITY THE BUELL 1125 R AN AMERICAN TRILOGY

This article starts with a phone call from a fellow writer at Full Throttle. Sandy Golobish called me and said ,”I am looking for a Steve McQueen test pilot to review Fletchers new Buell 1125R”, and I thought hey I’m just like Steve McQueen, I’ll do it. You see my interest in bikes lies with history, uniqueness and engineering and my interest in this test ride started with Mr. Eric Buell. This is a 25th anniversary bike for him, his first departure from a Harley Davidson power plant and a statement based on the Buell trilogy, Chassis rigidity, mass centralization and unsprung weight. Eric Buell shows that a bike can be designed for spirited common man use and still be a hit on a track day. This is the way a street bike should be designed, not a bike engineered for championships then stick a tag holder and a kickstand on it. Although the 1125R has an Austrian power plant(the Rotax--helicon 72 degree vee twin) and Japanese forks (Showa). It is American framed, engineered and built at Buell Motorcycle in East Troy, Wis. This story is a trilogy much like Eric Buells philosophy, a story of why I took this review , a story of a dealership and the story of the Buell 1125R. I usually don’t like motorcycle reviews , they all take place in a mythical land of twisties that lie within miles of some epic racetrack the tester has full use of. I motorcycle in the real world. 90 percent of my riding time is in the real world. Then the reviews are filled with stats, weights, graphs and photos found at the factory website and a gazillion other internet sites, so I thought lets do a quirky, odd, different review, kind of like the bike I was given..............the Buell 1125R. While I’d like to tell you of my canyon carving exploits and top speed records, I can’t. Tommy at Fletchers did say “take the bike as long as you want” But I didn’t think he meant to Deals Gap ! I did ride over to the St. Pete. Grand Prix track, I tried to explain my predicament to the fellow at the gate but he mumbled something about liabilities and cars, little did he know my 1125R was probably faster than the IRL Grand Prix cars he was guarding. Its not that one handed stoppies and 4 gear wheelies don’t impress me, its a testament to what abuse the bike will take and Its riders skills. But in my real world of bike riding in and around Tampa and some possible trips to Daytona or the Blue Ridge Mts. the above trickery doesn’t concern me. The racing attributes and stunt riding of this bike are well documented on the internet. All the specs. you want, race results and “youtube” videos so I do not need to expand on this. No this is a review of how I a normal skill, 47 year old, 190 lbs, 5’10” tall rider would use this amazing machine in the real world, in the City of Tampa. Well, as Billy rolled the bike out, three thoughts went through my head. (One) Wow, they are giving me a 146 hp (plus 5 with ram air) Vee twin full of gas for free. (Two) This bike wins races, does wheelies and tops out at 172 mph. (Three) don’t wad up Fletchers 1125R or get it confiscated by Johnny Law. This leads me to number ( four) which was my plan all along. Its race and speed was tested properly at tracks. How does Eric Buells creation live in Tampa on a hot windy day. On a real day it starts at the dealership, the gang at Fletchers was super! Tommy, JT, Tony, Dick and Nate. Thanks for a great test flight, and setting the bike up for me. It was a super pleasant experience! Got anything else for me too test? So off from Fletchers on US 19 up to the Courtney Campbell Causeway, nice road and a 20mph wind blowing from the side. This bike is amazingly stable with that much wind. Drats, stuck at a light, but sitting still with these wind gusts the bike never moved. Up over the bridge 60-70 mph alternating between 2nd/3rd/4th/ gear. The Buell seems to like 5000-7000 rpm range where its flat torque line lies (and I mean flat) but in 4th in the low 3000 range it would still pull hard and with solid acceleration. So far, so cool! Now up to the Veterans Expressway up to the toll booth and onto that flat stright run up to state road 54, I think the name expressway

and red line sound fun! Yeah I know “in the city”.........”real life”. Hey, gotta get this part out of my system. Drop the 1125R into 1st at 35 mph, off to 10K!Shift to 2nd. off to 10K at about 90 now, clutchless shift to 3rd. go to the red line 10,500 and 115, mission accomplished, ease back down to 70 mph. Wow, that went by quick! The 6 speed transmission on the Buell rivals anything built smooth, forgiving, crisp, great at clutchless shifting and a easy to locate neutral. The vacuum assist slipper clutch is AMAZING. I tried to get it to disappoint me but it never, ever did. Well then, around and back towards Tampa this time sticking to my mission of normal highway driving(for the sane) Lets see how 60 feels in a completely wrong gear? and 6th is my favorite number! The same stretch of road that had me doing 90 in second had me bogging along at 60 in 6th. A Mustang GT comes by in the fast lane. Lets get him! no I didn’t. drop down 3 gears and go, I twisted the throttle in 6th and off I went and in a matter of seconds, catching and passing the Mustang. Lets get off at the airport exit and go see if we can get stuck in some traffic! thats real life huh? The Buell engine temperature on the highway at speed was running 170-190 degrees in the stop and go of Dale Mabry it was up around 206. That was as high as it got during my ride. Well lets take a left head down Kennedy, Yeah !stop and go traffic. The bike is easy to walk while slipping the clutch in 1st. Now to the heat, its hot in the city, the 20 mph wind is gone, you may read in many internet revues about the heat emanating from the twin side mounted radiators while noticable in traffic, no issue at speed but my Italian bike sheds just as much at me. Okay, moving again, Hey, a cute little brick road, how real world is that? 1st gear, 20mph, the suspension loved it, so did I.....Hang a right onto Davis Island. Nice little climbs and turns, 2nd gear all the way out to the yacht club. I am a member so my first stop was for photos. I put into the commodores spot! Seems like a good fit, no lets move over by the palm tree, no over by the race boats! Four hot starts after 1 hour of riding, it never stuttered and those Buell cooling fans remind me the 1125R isn’t frying itself. Well back off the island lets keep the Buell in 3rd at 2500 still pulling through the twists and turns very well, even though it did ‘t like my gear choice! I now know what to do, take the 1125R to the boulevard of broken dreams (and bikes). Hello, Bayshore Blvd.........bump, bump, bumpity, doing about 45, a few turns, a few jogs, suspension great! Seat vs buttocks great! Well lets drop it into 1st from 2nd at 45. Darn, no lock up, no hop........hmmm pick up speed. I go by one of those automated speed signs. It said “your speed is 58 mph”. I look at the digital speedometer and smiled “why yes it is”. The analog tach, digital speedometer and engine temperature is very readable at all times although the air temp. seems to read high at times. the small idiot warning lights (turn signals/neutral / high beam ) can be very tough to read in the sunlight. I think tinting the lower part of the wind screen would help. Hey, a sandy, sharp turn onto Fair Oaks, drop down to 1st, dump the clutch, nope, no slide, lockup or hop. Lets putt around the back roads in 2nd at 2500, nice zip code man. Well, off to Gandy ,holy cow batman its still blowing 20mph! lots of fast traffic. lets go 88mph in 2nd. all

the way over the bridge. Wow, but you know what I’ve been missing how well the fairing has protected me from the constant buffeting . It’s an engineering marvel. Ya all know how you feel after being in the wind all day after a ride.............Not on the 1125 my friends. The riding position on the 1125R is somewhere between sport and sport touring, it puts you into a semi aggressive position, not upright, not fetal. I found it very pleasant in 150 miles of city riding and could see 400 plus mile days on the 1125R. Lets pull into Kahunas for a coke, a few pictures. Jim the owner came out and immediatly noticed the fit and finish. A few patrons came out and said, “hot bike”...........I said “no,its liquid cooled”! “I crack myself up sometimes”. Well, I found a part of the bike I like the most in a sport bike for the real world. The kickstand, at no time , hot lot, sand, incline or a cute girl sitting on it. Man, It’s sturdy and light and looks great. My two sport bikes have what amounts to a straw with a spring attached. It’s like when i gingerly get off I have to will them to remain upright. Eric Buell, kickstand genius..... Well lets take a run over to Grass Flats, see whats going on, It was while taking photos of the 1125R. I realized my test run was nearing its end that had begun 4 hours ago. I had just got this bike figured out. If Buell builds a bike from the rider down he sure did build a lot of room into it to make a moderate ability rider like me have so much fun. Fletchers closes in an hour, but one more stop.............my final real world test. So, I am single and free, lets see how this all arounder does with the hot chicks. I stopped at a friends dance club, 24 K in Clearwater. I had two models come out . The beautiful Ashley and lovely Kimber. After some photos I had to let Ashley in the back door. (hey, stay focused on the bike.) I said “whats the password” she replied “hot bike”. Thats when I knew that the 1125R was all things to all people. This bike does everything well, guys on hot sport bikes liked it, the cruiser crowd liked it and hot chicks liked it. The bike is $11,995 with less maintenance cost then the imports and Its built in the U.S.A. Whats not to like??? This bike will take 20 or 30 years off of some peoples ages. But the bike retains its wisdom and control to keep both young and old fools out of trouble. While our minds are saying “go speed racer go” there’s a “trixie” chip in this bikes computer controlled brain saving our butt, making us look good, wrong gear I’ll help you out, too much brake I’ll get you through it. Go ahead grab a lot of throttle I don’t want to scare you and you don’t need an AMA card unless you want to get us one and the Buell 1125R will take you there too. Even though my mindset is in the city in real life this bike keeps taking you to extreme thoughts, I like that, even stuck in traffic you know deep down what both of you are thinking! Let’s make like Steve McQueen and get to freedom. A bike for all reasons


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The Pink Dragon Ladies, Florida’s first cancer survivor dragon boat team, is a group of strong women! This is how I had the pleasure of meeting Verna Nasrallah, whom I have grown to love dearly! Verna and her husband ride and support every biker event they can!! They needed to raise funds for their awesome cause, and asked that I help with placing their ad in Full Throttle. It was my pleasure. These ladies have been supporters of bikers one way or another, and I am proud to say the biker community has become very supportive to them! Last year was their first Pink Dragon Ladies Poker Run, which raised about $5000, and this year’s 2nd annual PDL Run on April 4, raised about $8700. Last year I had the pleasure meeting Carol Lee Banks, who was their Fundraising/Public Relations chairwoman who was a lady full of life and spirit and a major contributor in the planning of last year’s event along with Verna. Sadly Carol Lee lost her battle to cancer a few months back. She will be truly missed! The 6th annual Tampa Bay International Dragon Boat Races are hitting the waters of Garrison Channel on May 2nd, 2009! 70 teams from local corporate and community groups as well as paddlers from across the U.S. and Canada will be vying to be Tampa's #1 Dragon Boat Team. Come out and enjoy the races, show your support and enjoy the cultural activities on land! There will be flower ceremony to memorialize those who've lost their battles to breast cancer and it will be held at noon. It would be awesome to show up with a bunch of bikers adorned in PINK!!! I know they would love to see us there, as they wanted me to invite anyone I knew. It will be a celebration!! Please SPREAD THE WORD!! We can all meet at Rick's on the River, at 11:15am, since it is downtown, just in time to roll in by around 11:40! Just in time to mingle before the ceremony!! The Pink Dragon Ladies dragon boat team was formed in November 2004 and incorporated under the name Team Survivor Tampa Bay as a 501 (c) 3, not-for-profit, corporation a year later. The team provides “sport and support for women with cancer,” and welcomes women living with any type of cancer to participate in dragon boat racing, sprint triathlons and other physical activities sponsored by the team. Please come show your support! Hop on your scooters and wear something Pink!! PDL Photos courtesy of Larry K. Article By Marilyn Menendez


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Upclose & Personal William (Bill) J. Davidson By Night Train

Harley-Davidson Archives - Copyright H-D

As some of you may be familiar with my column, I aim to provide an “up close and personal” of my interviewees rather than giving the usual info motorcycle trade magazines will i.e. gear ratios, clutch adjustments and all. Having said that, I offer you Bill J. Davidson. Before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s cover some important preliminary ground. William (Bill) J. Davidson is Vice President of Core Marketing at Harley Davidson. Bill was born in 1961 in Milwaukee, WI. He is great grandson of William A. Davidson, grandson of William H. Davidson and son of William (Willie) G. Davidson. When Bill is asked to speak about his daughter “Cara” you can see Bill’s eyes immediately disengaging from the conversation, zoning out and deep in thoughts. You can sense the sentiment of fatherhood literally seizing the man’s soul. When he speaks of her, you can tell the very breath with which he speaks of her reveals that he speaks from the depth of his heart with affection only loving fathers can truly understand. My guess is that family comes first in Bill’s life. It was Bike Week 2009 in Daytona when I met with Bill. Everyone knows Harley-Davidson pretty much owns Daytona during that week. Our exclusive meeting was scheduled at the Ocean Center. You can feel the vibe in the air when you are in close vicinity of any of the Davidson family members. Everyone wants a piece of the action and

get close to them. Even while I was obviously meeting with Bill, some other journalists of several different organizations interrupted our meeting hoping to have an opportunity such as the one Bill so kindly granted to me. Willie G. even showed-up and exchanged a few casual words of laughter with all of us. Bill has fond childhood memories. Bill remembers running to the window at the end of the day waiting for his dad. His dad could not even come close to parking the bike before young Bill would claim a rightfully entitled ride in the side car. All three children, Bill, Karen and Michael were taken to a park outside of Milwaukee by their parents one day. All three had the opportunity to learn to ride in one day. Bill was six years old and admits it was a total thrill to take the handle bars of the customized three speeds Harley Davidson M50 he and his siblings learned on. Bill believes everyone goes through “a sense of freedom” the first time they ride and this sense of freedom becomes “embedded in them.” Bill eventually started racing amateur level in the late

70’s on motocross circuits. His bike was a heavily modified Harley-Davidson MX250 with a tricked out swing-arm and suspension. Bill continued to describe his bike with a big grin on his face proudly stating his bike had the most advanced technology at the time. Bill no longer races but still loves to get out there and ride dirt bikes, as well as street bikes. Being diabetic, the fight against diabetes is part of Bill’s philanthropic activities. In fact it’s one of the first causes he supported. At age ten, Bill took it upon himself to solicit funds for the American Diabetic Association (ADA) (http://www. diabetes.org/) in the context of a bike-a-thon. He went as far as writing letters to ask for support. One of the letters was to none other than Evel Knievel. Evel responded to Bill by sending a best wishes letter accompanied by a $1,000.00 check. Bill now sits on the local Wisconsin Board of the ADA. As a corporation, Harley-Davidson has chosen to work with


Muscular Dystrophy Association (www.mda.org) and Bill attends many of these fundraising events as well. Bill considers himself a very fortunate person – and part of this good fortune was being born into the Davidson family.

He states that his family stays very close and has enjoyed many Harley-Davidson experiences of the open road together. It almost goes without saying that they are passionate about their motorcycling and take every chance they get to enjoy riding. At work, he, Karen and Willie G. have a strong focus on the “product” during their conversations. He sits with Willie G. on the “Product Planning Committee” with Willie G. being responsible for styling and Bill for core marketing and racing. Besides manufacturing and engineering being involved, all parties including Karen strongly focus on one critical aspect among others: the customer. In fact the majority of the day prior to our meeting, Bill, Willie G., and Karen went around town looking, observing and mentally

noting new trends or other items which would help them better meet the customer’s needs. Having heard that I made sure to mention to Bill how much I loved my FXSTBI Night Train®. I was in heaven when I picked-it up from Virginia and rode it 850 miles home in one single day on the original Badlander seat. Bill said I should be given an award for that (I will be waiting for it!). I don’t believe anyone will be surprised to read that Bill has ridden all over the globe. To pick a favorite would simply be impossible but the rides that most “shine” in his memory are the 95th, the 100th and the 105th H-D Anniversary rides. Bill speaks of these journeys as “a blast.” “Seeing the USA from the seat of a Harley is spectacular” says Bill. Speaking of Anniversaries, Bill admits having shed a tear during the 105th event. An overwhelming feeling of pride came upon him as he was riding in the parade with thousands of fellow HarleyDavidson owners. The emotion of carrying on the great iconic Harley-Davidson brand is powerful. The feeling of paying tribute to those customers and dealers who have helped get Harley-Davidson through 105 years was “amazing.” To the question of whether Bill feels under pressure to carry on with the torch, Bill

provided me with the words of a leader in the making: “I don’t feel pressure. I feel excitement.” Bill is

excited and thrilled for the future. Bill believes that the efforts of all the dedicated Harley-Davidson employees and dealers will take the corporation to “greater heights.” Bill recognizes the great number of people who have helped build the Harley-Davidson brand. He refers to them as the Harley-Davidson “family”. They include “employees”, “dealers” and “customers.” Currently, Bill rides a customized CVO Screamin’ Eagle Road King. To ask him what his favorite model is would be like asking a hunter for his favorite gun when we all know different games and environments will determine what the best weapon to use is. Daytona or Sturgis? There just isn’t one above the other. Both locations offer distinct features and different experiences. Windshield or wind in his face? He likes them both and he is even ok with being pelted in the face by rain drops. Part of being a member of the Davidson family sometimes brings opportunities for fans to ask for autographs. Bill reminisces with laughter signing on a few shaved bald heads. No. I did not ask him to sign mine! When Bill rides he feels freedom and appreciates nature. He believes HarleyDavidson motorcycles are “a very sophisticated rolling piece of art” and “a very technical and well engineered product” and is proud of his role in the development of these motorcycles. The simplicity of the looks his dad gave the bikes combined with the purring of that machine beneath your seat “provides a real strong emotional connection to that functionality and what it is delivering to the rider.” As an example, “the Harley-Davidson 45-degree pushrod V-Twin motor is the most sophisticated aircooled motor in the world.” According to Bill, this engine delivers a “therapeutic heartbeat.” Continued on Page 82


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Riding weather is HERE!! Be careful! I have been so busy with work, and enjoy every minute I get to ride. Lots of things coming up, so plan early! Hope you had a fabulous time in Leesburg, be sure to look out next month for my recap. Most of you know how much I love to show support for great causes. Support is what it is all about, and without the support of each other none of these events would be a success. It takes so much time and effort to put together an event, and the people work tirelessly and endless to make sure you have a good time. Next time you plan your weekend or ride, look into an event that has meaning and a great cause and something you can give back to! I joined in on the 2nd Annual PDL Poker Run, it was awesome. With the economy today, giving has been put on the back burner; keep in mind you have to give to receive! I managed to win worse hand and the winner of best hand and I contributed back our winnings! It is always an awesome feeling. Hope to see you at the next great event! The Pink Dragon Ladies had a terrific poker run, and it was the support of the biker community that helped make it possible. Please read about The PDL in this month’s FT speaks to the Pink Dragon Ladies. Also, Freedom Fest is coming up, May 22-24. Bring in Memorial Day with a bang! There will be plenty of Entertainment, a Bike Show, Food, Vendors and more. Should you like more information to become a vendor, Please contact me directly at 813-967-4607. Photos by Larry K., Thanks friend!! Until next time‌


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Bikers4Boobs & Walkers4Boobs Breast Cancer Awareness

Saving our girls! uys

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$500 $200

Event at: 10400 49th St. Clearwater, FL

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$30 On-line Preregistration : 3 poker hands, t-shirt & raffle ticket On site registration: 1 hand $10 ~3 hands $20!

Guest Appearance by: Playboy Model Mia McKinley Live Entertainment~Vendors~Door Prizes~50/50~ Chapter & Team Challenge. HUGE RAFFLE!

Win a MAGGIE VALLEY, NC 3 bedroom CABIN with game room and hot tub for one week. $1200 value! Last Bike in at 2:30. Awards approx. 3:30 pm. Quaker Steak & Lube Breakfast Buffet $6.99

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MAY 1-2 - MASH BASH - M*A*S*H* B*A*S*H 2009 the 23rd Annual. Located at the KOA Campground 1700 Barefoot Williams Road Naples, Florida 34113. Gates Fees: $10 Friday night $15 Saturday night ($10 after 8pm) $20 for whole weekend. Children under 12 FREE – 8pm curfew for under aged minors. Gates open Friday at 5pm. Drawings, Food and Beverages, Bike Show, Tattoo Contest, Vendors, Bike Games. Full Hook up sites and limited primitive camping for ride in bikers. No pets no weapons. Contact www.gatoralley.net or Kim 239-2806054 or Heidi 239-455-5767 for more info or vendor info. MAY 1 - 3 - 8TH ANNUAL CITRUS COUNTY BIKE FEST - At Harley-Davidson of Crystal River, 1785 S. Suncoast Blvd, ph 352-563-9900 and Rock Crusher Canyon. Map Link Kick off party Friday: at H-D of Crystal River, vendors, event T-shirts, pre-register for Saturday's poker run, food, beverages, bikini wash girls. 6-10pm "Celebrate Citrus" party at Rock Crusher Canyon, $10 limited tickets - info Cheryl 352-563-9900, music by One Flite Up, sample area cuisine from local restaurants & merchants. Saturday:  9-10am Bike/Truck/Car blessing & free pancake / sausage breakfast at H-D Crystal River served by CMA. Poker Run hosted by the Ramble Inn, Bikini Contest, Bikini Bike/Car/Truck Wash, 12 class Bike Show, Corvette Show, Classic Car Show, NASCAR Simulator, DynoJet shootout, burn out pit, event T-shirts, vendor villages at different locations, Harleys HeroesTM for DAV, Raffles, Prizes & many giveaways, 7pm Bikini Contest at H-D of Crystal River. Sunday: 10am-Noon Registration for Hughie's Ride, at Rock Crusher Canyon, $10, 12:30pm kickstands up. Bike jumpers, Corvette show, 12 class bike show by Rev Jim, DynoJet shootout, vendors, kid zone, tattoo contest, bikini wash. Finale concert @ Rock Crusher Canyon featuring The Outlaws, Big Engine, 38 Special, Ridge Runner & more! Benefits many area charities, info: 352-563-9900, events@hdcrystalriver.com. Web Site: www.citruscountybikefest.com. MAY 2 - ABATE OF FLORIDA MOTORCYCLE AWARENESS / DICE RUN - Sign up from 10:30am at Beef O Brady's at 9201 County Line Road. Spring Hill, Fl 684-2222. Kickstands up at 12noon and $10 per card or $15 for two cards. This is an escorted run to the Hernando County Courthouse. For more info call Dave at 352-232-3927 or Ratt at 532-584-1278 or Herb at 352-596-1922. MAY 2&3 - MAY IS WOMEN'S RIDERS MONTH - May is Womens Riders Month - On May 2nd and 3rd at Stormy Hill Harley-Davidson 2480 S Hwy, Clermont, Fl 34711, we will hold a Ladies Only beginners rider course. Register now and be part of history. Plus, Show us your M/C endorsement May 1-May 3 receive $5.00 off any $25.00 purchase or more at Gator Harley-Davidson and Stormy Hill Harley-Davidson. www.stormyhillharley. com www.gatorharley.com 352-787-8050 MAY 3 - WEBSTER MONTHLY SWAP MEET, CAR & BIKE SHOW - Located at Webster Westside Flea Market, 516 NW 3rd Street (CR 478 & NW 3rd St.), Webster, FL 33597. Gates open 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM the 1st Sunday of every month rain or shine. General admission $4.00, children under 14 FREE. Show & Corral (for sale by owner) registration $7.50. Club/Organization Participation Award (10 or more vehicles registered). Trophies & Cash Prizes! Vendors welcome: outside 15’ x 30’ spaces $15; covered 10’ x 10’ spaces $10. ATM always on site.  Info 800-832-3477, reservations 352-628-4656. Contact Jackie Smith. Email: websterswaps@aol.com or www. cyclemeet.com and www.websterautoswap.net. MAY 3 - STAR TOURING AND RIDING CHAPTER 1ST MS POKER RUN - Starts at Gulf Coast Harley at 10:30 am with the last bike out by 12noon. Registration cost is $10 per person. stops include Boondocks Bar, Neon Cowboy, Sail Inn, BB Magee's, Shananigans Irish Pub and ends at the Crab Shack 5430 Baylea Ave. port Richey. For more info home@coopernet.us MAY 9 - PUBLIC SAFETY SHOWDOWN - A Hero's Challenge at Stormy Hill Harley-Davidson 2480 S Hwy 27, Clermont, Fl 34711 352-243-7111  Watch Law Enforcement and Fire Rescue as they compete for their charity and team trophy.... Excitement, endurance, power and passion  10:00 till 3:00pm, competition games, Food and beverages by Vic's Embers, music by Stryke, vendors and prizes. We will have in store specials plus save up to 50% off selected items www.stormyhillharley.com 352-787-8050 MAY 9 - MUSIC AND MOTORCYCLES IN ZEPHYRHILLS - Music and Motorcycles. 4-9pm at Downtown Zephyrhills. Multiple Class Ride In Bike Show with Trophies & Cash Prizes judged by Rev Jim, Huge Variety of Merchandise Vendors, Live Band, Food Court, Beer, Event T-shirts, Family Friendly; For Hotel Discounts or any questions call 813-780-1414, e-mail  mszi@verizpn.net. Website: www.mainstreetzephyrhills.org. Next festival scheduled for Sep 12 & Nov 14th, 2009. MAY 7 - KARL REEF INAGURAL BIKE NIGHT - The Karl Reef Inaugural Bike Night. The Karl Reef, 6307 Grand Blvd, ph 727-848-7838. Every first Thursday of the month. DJ, Beer/Drink Specials, Food and vendors! Trophies given for top categories! Games and prizes! First Thursday of every month starting May 7th, info 727-848-7838. MAY 9 - OPERATION SHOW BOX POKER RUN - 2ND ANNUAL POKER RUN FOR OPERATION SHOE BOX HELP SUPPORT OUR TROOPS MAY 9 2009 STARTS AND ENDS AT VFW POST 4493 MARICAMP RD 464 CANDLER SIGN UP 9:00-10:30 CONTACT SCOTT AND BAMBI 352 687-1675 OR CONNIE 352 288-8319 MAY 16 - 2ND ANNUAL MEMORIAL RIDE TO BUSHNELL CEMETERY - Second Annual Veteran's Memorial Ride to Bushnell Cemetery. Ride begins at Stormy Hill HD 2480 S hwy 27, Clermont, Fl 34711 at approximately 8:30am (coffee and donuts) then at approx. 9:45 by Police escort to Bushnell Cemetery for a memorial service. Police escort to Gator Harley-Davidson for lunch, beverages, music, vendors. www.stormyhillharley.com or www. gatorharley.com 352-787-8050 MAY 16 - 2ND ANNUAL VETERANS MEMORIAL RIDE - Clermont& Leesburg. 2nd Annual Veteran's Memorial Ride to Bushnell Cemetery. Ride begins at Stormy Hill HD 2480 S Hwy 27 at approximately 8:30 am with coffee and donuts. Then at 9:45 Police escorted ride to Bushnell Cemetery for a memorial service. Info: www. stormyhillharley.com or www.gatorharley.com or 352-787-8050 Win a one night stay with brunch at the Mission Inn -Howey in the Hills Fl MAY 24 - BIKER WORSHIP CENTER - The Biker Worship Center will meet Sunday, May 24th at the Marine Corps League, Detachment 708 at 8405 Sunshine Grove Road in Brooksville, Fl. from Noon to 1:00 PM. The Marine Corps League is located approximately 1 mile north of SR 50. Come early to enjoy the breakfast served by the Marine Corps League for $4.00-$5.00. Everyone is welcome. For more info, call Buzz at 352-799-1165.

TUESDAY: Beef O Brady's 9201 County Line Rd Spring Hill 352-684-2222

Coney Island (Every Other Thurs) 1112 East Jefferson St. Brooksville FL 352-796-9141

Christ As Life Ministries 35366 SR 54 Zephyrhills, FL 813-240-4533

Pit Stop Bar and Grill (Every other Thurs.) 14446 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34601 352-796-7570

Kickin' Wings 7236 SR 52 Hudson 727-233-3369 Mango Bay 1748 US Hwy 19 Hudson 727-868-3693 Ramble Inn 18139 US Hwy 19 Weeki Wachee, FL 352-597-0052 WEDNESDAY: Gator Harley-Davidson 1745 US Hwy 441, Leesburg, FL 352-787-8050 Hardee’s Restaurant Spring Hill, FL 352-596-9068

Scuttle Butts Pub 5430 Threadway Dr. Port Richey, Florida 727-845-3591 FRIDAY: Mustang Sally's Tavern 4403 Buena Vista Dr. Holiday, FL 34691 727-942-6411 SATURDAY: The Hideaway Bar 11720 US Hwy 19 727-861-3521

THURSDAY:

Lucky-U Cycles 9807 N. Hwy 301 Wildwood, FL 352-330-0047

Citrus Motorsports 7800 W. Gulf To Lake Crystal River, FL 34429 352-564-BIKE

SUNDAY: Christ As Life Ministries 35366 SR 54 Zephyrhills, FL 813-240-4533

BB McGee’s Bike Night (3rd Friday of every month) 12499 Ramfis Rd. Spring Hill, FL 727-861-1769 Beef O’Brady’s (Last Monday of every month) Gulf-To-Lake Hwy Crystal River, FL Cotee River Cafe (2nd & 4th Wed of the Month) 12830 Shady Hills Road Spring Hill 813-996-5375 Cotee River Saloon (1st and 3rd Sat of the Month) 7803 Grand Blvd. Port Richey727-815-9528 Dade 301 (Adult Only) (3rd Thurs. of every month) 15401 US 301 Dade City, FL 352-567-0665 Dade City Moose Lodge (3rd Wed. of every month) 17017 N. Highway 301 Dade City, FL 352-303-5299

Happy Days Lounge (3rd Saturday of every month) 12401 US Highway 301 Dade City, FL 352-521-5003 Hooters Restaurant (1st Tues. of every month) Spring Hill, FL352-666-9225 Iron Horse (1st Friday of every month) 365 W. Gulf-To-Lake Blvd. Lecanto, FL 352-746-7655 Lucky-U Cycles (1st Saturday of every month) 9807 N. Hwy 301 Wildwood, FL 352-330-0047 Webster Bike & Car Show (First Sunday of every month) SR 478 - Webster, FL 800-832-3477 Willard’s Bike Night (Last Friday of every month) 3490 SE County Road 337 Morriston, FL 352-486-1829


Full Throttle 57 NATURE COAST FLORIDA - Includes: New Port Richey, Port Richey, Brooksville, Crystal River, Inverness, Dade City, Clermont, Leesburg & Ocala HONDA OF CRYSTAL RIVER xtreme cycle works horse & crown pub silver moon Tavern GREAT FLORIDA INSURANCE SALES & SERVICE 1917 US Hwy. 19 Crystal River 34428 4990 S. Suncoast Bld. Homosassa 5230 Commercial Way Spring Hill 3025 N. Hwy. 41 Dunnellon 34432 1326 W. North Blvd. Suite 1

41 CYCLES

6099 S. Broad St. Brooksville 352-796-7890

AREA 52

Fort King Rd. Zephyrhills, FL 33542 813-782-0980

ABIGOR CHOPPERS

16426 US Hwy. 19 Hudson, FL 34667 727-868-9209 - 727-247-7473

action honda

352-795-4832

(352) 628-2800

352-596-4778

352-489-0062

2408 W. Main St. Leesburg 787-7252

1503 E. Main St. Leesburg 34788 326-5999

11138 US Hwy 19 Port Richey 727-861-7019

352-343-6669

18750 Hwy 441 Mount Dora 32757 352-383-9464

3645 Universal Plaza Holiday 727-843-9005

HONDA OF LEESBURG IRON HORSE

365 W. Gulf To Lake Hwy Lecanto 352-746-7883

JOHNROBERTSMOTORSPORTS 29305 CR 561 Tavares 742-9199

KOOL RIDEZ

15628 US Hwy19 Hudson 727-868-6308

14617 US 19 N. Hudson, FL 34667 727-861-1000

14430 Cortez Blvd. Brooksville, FL 352-796-6116

9807 N. Hwy 301 Wildwood, FL 34785 352-330-0047

Hwy. 301 N. Zephyrhills 813-788-1779

Sorrento, FL 32776 352-383-0784

YAMAHA OF LEESBURG

BARS & RESTAURANTS BACK 40 LOUNGE

15949 E. Hwy 40 Silver Springs 34209

bayport inn

ADVENTURE CYCLE CENTER Lucky U Cycles

4835 Cortez Blvd., Bayport 34607 352-596-1088

cahill’s Motorsports LLC 24329 S. R. 46,

12400 Ramfis Rd. Spring Hill 727-861-1769

CCR MOTOR WORKS

Beef O’ Brady’s motorcycle enthusiasts 27315 Hwy 54 W. Wesley Chapel

221 N. Lake Ave. Tavares 32778 352-742-0166

5138 Commercial Way Spring Hill 352-596-8028

25 S. Bay Street Eustis 589-6143

7763 W. Gulf To Lake Hwy. Crystal River 352-795-7996

CHECKERAllCountryCycles NAT. CST. POWER SPORTS citrus cycle center

2277 Hwy 41 N. Inverness 352-726-6676

CITRUS MOTORSPORTS

OCALA MOTORSPORTS

3920 N. Hwy 441 Ocala 34475 352-732-8531

pasco County Cycles

7800 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy. Crystal River 352-564-BIKE

37815 S.R. 54 West Zephyrhills 813-782-9567

7109 Elizabeth Ave Hudson 727-862-2444

I-75 & S.R. 54 Wesley Chapel 813-973-1888

986 Skyway Blvd. Homosassa 352-795-8697

7992 W. Gulf To Lake Hwy. Crystal River 352-563-0005

1785 S.E. Hwy 19. Crystal River 866-563-9900

8549 Rees St. Port Richey 727-847-5447

3610 W. Hwy 326 Ocala, FL 34475 352-867-8600

12743 Bellany Brothers Blvd. 352-588-2529

7143 US Hwy. 19 New Port Richey 727-815-8060

16635 US Hwy. 301 Dade City, FL 33523 352-521-0430

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Crystal Motorsports crystal river h-d CUSTOM CYCLE CYCLE ALLEY

cycle world

1424 US Hwy 19 N. Holiday 727-934-8699

Dream Cycles

8127 US Hwy 19 N. Port Richey 727-817-0133

BB Magee’s

pERFORMANCE HONDA POWERHOUSE CYCLES preferRed chrome R & R Cycles

813-994-1511

Beef O’ Brady’s

13706 Little Road, Hudson 727-869-2500

Big John’s

11912 Lane Park Rd. Tavares , FL 32778 352-343-3585

BLUE NOTE

4658 Commercial Way, Spring Hill Berkley Manor - 352-596-8679

bourbon st. nite club

4331 US Hwy 19 NPR 727-843-0685

brew city

5711 US 19 N. 727-816-9433

TRIKES BY TONY

LITTLE JOE'S HIDEAWAY

11912 Lane Park Rd. Tavares 32778 352-343-3355

Madd Maxx’s Pub

6434 Westport Dr. Port Richey 727-845-7197

Mike’s Friendly Pub

5465 S. Oakridge Dr. Homosassa 352-628-6896

MOUSETRAP SALOON

48 US Hwy. 19 N. Inglis 34449 352-447-1920

MUSTANG SALLY'S

4403 Buena Vista Ln. Holiday 727-942-6411

ODELL'S PLACE

11850 US Hwy. 19 Hudson, FL Big Lots Shopping Center 727-868-3236

OUR TOWN TAVERN

7061 Hwy. 21N. Keystone Hgts.32656 352-473-6892

pat’s Place

11408 US 19 Port Richey 34668 727-869-9707

CONEY ISLAND

5430 Treadway Dr. Port Richey 727-845-3591

2490 SE 58th Ave. Ocala 34471 624-3700

352-347-8226

6229 Ridge Rd. Port Richey 727-843-8783

GT'S SPORTS & TIKI BAR

3238 S. Florida Ave. Inverness 13228 US Hwy. 19 Hudson, FL (866) 344-8637 8822 US 19 Port Richey 727-863-4400 TOPLINE MOTOR SPORTS 727-842-6624 GOODFELLAZ SPORTS CLUB 14737 US 19, Hudson, FL 34667 HARLEY-DAVIDSONOFOCALA 6205 Ridge Road 727-863-6909 5331 N. U.S. Hwy 441 Ocala 34475 Port Richey, FL 34668 727-844-5100 VENOM CUSTOM CHOPPERS GOVERNOR'S LOUNGE 352-732-2488 4321 US 19 N. New Port Richey, FL H & B CYCLES 10357 SR 52 Hudson, FL 34669 727-816-8700 3964 NW Gainesville Rd. Ocala 34475 727-379-5566 WILLY T's 352-351-5122 HAPPY DAYz LOUNGE 6641 Industrial Ave., Port Richey, FL hi-tech custom cycles 12401 US Hwy 301 Dade City 727-849-8401 4601 Panorama Ave. Holiday 352-521-5003 WES HARRIS MOTORSPORTS Hideaway Bar and Grill 727-942-9353 790 Providence Blvd. HighwaythundercustomS 11720 US Hwy 19 Port Richey Brooksville, FL 34601 15050 NE US Hwy 301 Waldo 727-861-3521 352-848-0088 352-468-1942

Gulf Coast Yamaha

12201 US Hwy. 19 Hudson, FL 34667 727-869-7455

C & D COLISEUM LOUNGE

10936 St, Rd. 54 New Port Richey 727-372-2323

COTEE RIVER SALOON Dressers & Trikes By Val STORMY HILL H-D 7803 Grand Blvd. Port Richey 2480 Hwy 27, Clermont, FL 727-8159528 EARL'S CYCLE CENTER 352-243-7111 CYPRESS GRILLE & TIKI BAR 2420 NW Pine Ave. Ocala 34475 SUN STATE FUN SPORTS 14328 Black Lake Rd. (Old 54) Odessa 352-629-3166 17512 Hwy. 441 Mount Dora 32757 813-920-3456 GATOR Harley-Davidson 352-735-2900 Duffy’s 1745 US Hwy 441 Leesburg FL 34748 suncoast Bike and Trike 16620 SR 40 Dunnellon, FL 34481 352-787-8050 16547 US Hwy 19 #101 352-489-7020 G’s Performance Hudson, 34667 (South of Little Road) Eduardo’s 4131 Louis Ave. # 11 Holiday TAMPAPOWDERcOATING,LLC 100 E. 4th Ave. Mt. Dora 32757 727-939-0880 8538 Bench Dr. Ste. 8 Port Richey, FL 735-1711 GIBSON KUSTOMS, INC. 727-514-3491 Fat Cats Billiards 4885 N. Hwy. 441 Ocala 34475 tri-county cycle center 2721 West Old Hwy 441 352-620-8044 1147 Ponce DeLeon Brooksville Mount Dora, FL 32757 gulf coast h-d 352-796-2684 5817 SR. 54 New Port Richey TRICOUNTYCYCLES&POLARIS 735-2202 fat charlie's Brooksville, FL 34604 1-888-499-6901

KRYSTAL

S.R. 54 W. Zephyrhills 813-783-3147

New Port Richey 727-8485855

727-842-4547 1007 S. 14th St. Leesburg 34745 GULFCOASTPOWDERCOATING,INC. 365-6095 15424 Aviation Loop Dr.

KICKIN’ CHICKIN

bUFFALO WILD WINGS

East Jefferson St. Brooksville, FL RED LINE RAY'S CYCLE WORKS 1112 352-796-9141 crossroads 25 W. Dr. M.L.K. Blvd. Brooksville SCOOTER SHAK FL, INC. 352-796-4200 2212 Citrus Blvd. Leesburg, FL 34748 CROSSROADS INN 315-9875 S. Hwy 301 & CR 42 SHINE BROS CUSTOM CYCLES 16475 Summerfield, FL 34491 15125 Classique Ln. Tavares 32778 352-343-8681

HUGO’s Pub

pRIME TIME BAR & GRIL L port hole pub ramble inn

18139 U.S. Hwy. 19 Brooksville 352-597-0052

RAVEN'S NEST

14400 E Hwy 40 Silver Springs 352-625-0300

r & b hawg pound pub

38704 E. Tucker Rd. Zephyrhills 813-788-4192

REBAR

10123 Broad St. Brooksville, FL 352-799-6031

RED HOUSE SALOON

1350 West North Blvd., Leesburg 34748 323-9222

roos’ restaurant & pub

20182 Cortez Blvd. Brooksville 352-799-6207

Rumbling Pride

5238 Quiet Creek Ln. Lakeland 863-607-9888

scuttlebutts pub

5430 Threadway Dr. Port Richey,FL 727-845-3591

seaside inn lounge

5330 Treadway Dr. Port Richey 727-848-4628

SHAMROCK LOUNGE

1120 W. North Blvd. Leesburg 34748 352-787-4309

SHEA'S HI-WAY INN

2201 W. Old Hwy 441 Mount Dora , FL 32757 383-7851

SHONEY'S INN & SUITES

1308 North St. Leesburg 34748 727-787-1210 or 888-787-1210

Shorty’s Sports Pub

2109 Mariner Blvd. Spring Hill 352-683-9091

Sleepy Hollow

1033 E. Gobbler Dr. Floral City 352-726-3242

Leesburg, FL 34748 SINBADS OF LAKE COUNTY 352-323-3332 1050 W. Burleigh Blvd. Tavares 32778 HARDTAILZ Biker Outlet Someplace Else

5311 South Suncoast Blvd. 352-503-6817

henkel’s r.v. 8640 U.S. 19 Port Richey 727-847-9800 5429 Spring Hill Blvd. Spring Hill HOUSE OF FUN 352-686-6565 2530 US Hwy. 19 Holiday T-BONE'S SPORTS GRILLE 727-945-9808 2060 S. Bay St. Eustis 32726 Landi and Associates 352-589-0277 8631 Regency Park Blvd. P. R. THE CHAR HOUSE 727-842-7930 114 S. 5th St. Leesburg Liberty RV The Frosty Mug 411 N Donnelly St. Mont Dora 32757 7500 NW 42nd Ave. Ocala 34482 352-383-1696 352-690-7666 THE PIT STOP BAR AND GRILL mary b. archie realtor 14445 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Brooksville, FL 5130 Tammy Lane, Holiday 34690 34601, 352-796-7570 727-514-8650 upper deck sports cafe nature coast sports 5386 Darlene St. Spring Hill 5138 US Hwy 19 N. Spring Hill 352-597-7662 352-795-4832 Pixie Lynn Art MISC 20 N.E. 1st Ave. High Springs 386-454-5690 A + TRAILERS preferred pawn 19245 S.R. 52 Land O’ Lakes 34637 8201 US Hwy 19 NPR 813-995-0800 727-849-5586 AIR SLINGER, INC. Prime Towing 7253 Belvedere Terrace 5111 S. R. 54 N. P. R. 727-841-9164 New Port Richey 34655 promotional conceptS ACE DIGITAL GRAPHICS 4407 Buena Vista Lane 11780 Linden Dr., Spring Hill 937-7167 352-200-7087 S&D MOTORCYCLE SUPPLY auto junction 5026 Gall Blvd. Zephyrhills 33542 1533 US Hwy. 19 N. Holiday 813-783-3013 727-942-4777 Sharp Leather Wear BANAN TATTOO & SUPPLIES 2417 Grand Blvd. Holiday 13807 Old Dixie Hwy. Hudson, FL 727-944-4522 727-868-4465 SOUTHEAST PERSONEL LEASING Black Galleon TaTTOOS 2739 US Hwy 19 N. 3025 US Hwy 41 N. Dunellon Holiday, FL 34691 727-207-0895 727-919-0419 bogarts smoke shop Specialized Insurance 12139 S. Williams St. “B” 13313 U.S. 19, Hudson 727-697-3467 352-465-4334 The blond barber cameo leather 5426 Main Street 12139 S. Williams St. D Dunnelleon New Port Richey, FL 727-264-8811 (352)465-1754 wallys’ upholstery CAR, TRUCK & SUV 5241 Craft St. New Port Richey 5028 US Hwy. 19 N. NPR 727-848-7383 727-847-1616 CHRIST AS LIFE MINISTRIES TATTOO & PIERCING 35366 SR 54 West Zephyrhills, FL BEYOND BODY GRAPHIX 813-240-4533 918 N. Magnolia Ave. Ocala 34475 CUSTOM TOUCH 352-671-8287 4740 Trouble Creek Rd. CUSTOMCREATIONSTATTOO New Port Richey 727-848-5466 1616 S. Pine Ave. (S. 441) Ocala 34474 down under scuba 622-8758 5323 Commercial Way Spring Hill EMBELISHINGTATTOO&PIERCING 352-597-3361 8516 SR 52 Hudson, FL 34667 DEUces Are Wild 727-861-5380 304 W. Broadway St. Ocala FINE LINE TATTOO 352-867-1643 10091 SE Hwy. 44 Belleview 34420 Dungeon Master 347-3616 15407 US Hwy. 301 N. Dade City TABOO TATTOO 352-521-5910 1206-1 North Blvd Leesburg 34748 EAGLES TRADING 352-360-1113 9375 Lakefront Rd. Brooksville TWO TO ONE PAWN SHOP 352-596-4466 104 SW Broadway St. Ocala, FL 34474 EdwardJonesInvestments 690-7702 Attn: Rick Banks white buffalo TATTOO’S 426 CR 25 Lady Lake, FL 9899 N. Citrus Ave. Crystal River 352-750-9246 352-795-4907 Freedom tattoo 5127 S.R. 54 (727) 841-9661 sunset lounge

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I want to welcome a new real old place and some new people to Full Throttle Magazine. The new/old place is the Zone Lounge in Tarpon Springs.

It’s one of the oldest (1894) buildings in Tarpon Springs. It survived the fire of 1908 that almost did down town Tarpons Springs in. It’s been reported that some past residents still show up for some fun times. Now if you want some hot fun, you need to go the Somkin’ Joe’s Cigar Bar at 9767 Little Road in New Port Richey. Cold beer and hot ash every day of the week with bike night on Mondays. You can see that the staff is hotter than the cigar ash. Don’t forget about Big Shots Saturday bike night. It’s a good ride for me from Holiday, but it’s worth it. I always enjoy going to bars for a cold beer and bike shops for the bikes, put them together in the same place, add some food and why go home? That’s what Mihn of Venom Custom Choppers said he is working on it when he moves to the old Prowlerz Bar location on US 19 in New Port Richey. Already moved is the Blonde Barber Shop from Main Street in new Port Richey to 5901 US 19, Ste 1, New Port Richey…. That’s me getting a trim and a cold beer. Till Next Time, Ride Safe And LOOK out for bad Drivers. The Big “O”


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During a visit to the mental asylum, I asked the director, “How do you determine whether or not a patient should be institutionalized?” “Well,” said the director, we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the patient and ask him or her to empty the bathtub.” “Oh, I understand,” I said. “A normal person would use the bucket because it’s bigger than the spoon or the teacup.” “No.” said the director, “A normal person would pull the plug. Do you want a bed near the window?” ******************************************** Carol and Donna, two blondes, were doing some carpenter work on a Ronald McDonald House. Carol, who was nailing down house siding, would reach into her nail pouch, pull out a nail and either toss it over her shoulder or nail it in. Donna, figuring this was worth looking into, asked, ‘Why are you throwing those nails away?’ Carol explained, ‘When I pull a nail out of my pouch, about half of them have the head on the wrong end and I throw them away.’ Donna got completely upset and yelled, ‘You moron! Those nails aren’t defective! They’re for the other side of the house!’ ******************************************* Bubba’s sister is pregnant and is in a bad car accident. She falls into a deep coma. After nearly six months, she awakens and sees that she is no longer pregnant. Frantically, she asks the doctor about her baby. The doctor replies, “Ma’am, you had twins - a boy and a girl. The babies are fine. Your brother came in and named them.” The woman thinks to herself, “Oh, no! Not Bubba; he’s an idiot!” Expecting the worst, she asks the doctor, “Well, what’s the girl’s name?” “Denise,” the doctor answers. The new mother says, “Wow! That’s a beautiful name! I guess I was wrong about my brother. I really like the name Denise.” Then she asks the doctor, “What’s the boy’s name?” The doctor replies, “Denephew.”

DID YOU EVER WONDER?........... •Why do they call it chili if it’s hot? •Why didn’t Tarzan ever have a beard? •Do people in Australia call the rest of the word “Up over”? •If a fly loses it’s wings is it called a walk? •If you eat pasta and antipasta will you still be hungry? •What did George Washington use for ID? A quarter? •Why are wrong number s are never busy? •A thermos keeps thing cold in the summer and hot in the winter. How does it know?

A Minneapolis couple decided to go to Florida to thaw out during a particularly icy winter. They planned to stay at the same hotel where they spent their honeymoon 20 years earlier. Because of hectic schedules, it was difficult to coordinate their travel schedules. So, the husband left Minnesota and flew to Florida on Thursday, with his wife to fly down the following day. The husband checked into the hotel. *************************************** There was a computer in his room, so he decided to send an email to his wife. However, he accidentally left out one letter in her email address, and without realizing his error, sent the email. Meanwhile, somewhere in Houston , a widow had just returned home from her husband’s funeral. He was a minister who was called home to glory following a heart attack. The widow decided to check her email expecting messages from relatives and friends. After reading the first message, she screamed and fainted. The widow’s son rushed into the room, found his mother on A blonde decides to try horseback riding, the floor, and saw the computer screen which even though she has had no lessons, nor read: prior experience. She mounts the horse unassisted, and the horse immediately springs into motion. It gallops along at a steady and rhythmic pace, but the blonde begins to slide from the saddle. In terror, she grabs for the horse’s mane, but cannot seem to get a firm grip. She tries to throw her arms around the horse’s neck, but she slides down the horse’s side anyway. The horse gallops along, seemingly impervious to its slipping rider. To: My Loving Wife Finally, giving up her frail grip, Subject: I’ve Arrived the blonde attempts to leap away from Date: October 16, 2005 the horse and throw herself to safety. Unfortunately, her foot has become I know you’re surprised to hear from me. entangled in the stirrup, she is now at the They have computers here now and you are mercy of the horse’s pounding hooves allowed to send emails to your loved ones. as her head is struck against the ground I’ve just arrived and have been checked in. over and over. I’ve seen that everything has been prepared As her head is battered against for your arrival tomorrow. Looking forward to the ground, she is mere moments away seeing you then!!!! from unconsciousness when to her great Hope your journey is as uneventful as mine fortune.... Frank, the Walmart greeter, was. sees her dilemma and unplugs the horse. And you thought all they did P.S. Sure is hot down here!!!! was say Hello.


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Full Throttle 68 In these tough economic times a Smart Biker will look for the best prices on products and services. He will price compare and spend his money where he is appreciated. The big corporations know how to market when the competition is tough. They give us “specials� to get us in the door. They know we are going to purchase more items once we are trolling down the isles looking for the advertised product. We would like to introduce you to The Smart Biker Network. It is a group of Biker Friendly Businesses who want to offer you reduced prices on their products and services. A SBN logo will be places at their entrances and in their advertisements in magazines. As a consumer member of The Smart Biker Network you are given a membership card. The discounts vary from business to business and by presenting your membership card you are assured of some type of reduction in your purchase. What does it cost you? As an SBN business you pay nothing. You simply agree to accept the card when shown and give the holder a reduced fee or Smart Biker Special. You appreciate the new business and want to have return customers. Contact us to sign up today. As a Smart Biker Network Member a donation is appreciated when you pick up your membership card from a SBN vendor at various event locations. A list of SBN businesses will be made available as we grow. At the end of each month the funds raised will be donated to a charity or person in need. This is our way of stimulating the economy while helping others. You can contact us for more information or if you would like to assist us in this program. Ride Safe and remember that what we do for others gives us value. Valerie Smith - Rider Now Productions ValerieSmithTv@aim.com 352-598-6222

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$mart Biker Network Businesses Appreciate YOU! Join Today ! Attention : Biker Friendly Businesses Join the $mart Biker Network Our Members appreciate the discounts you provide to them. The $BN program donates 100% of their profits to a Biker Related Charity each month. Increase your business, help boost the economy, help a Charity!

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MAY 2 - AMVETS RIDERS CHAPTER 312 ANNUAL FUNDRAISER - From 11am till 5pm 7050 Chancellor Blvd. North Port, Florida. There will be a hog roast for $8 per person, a poker run for $10 per person with the first bike out at 11am at post 312, a scooter raffle at 5pm where the winner does not need to be present to win and vendors. There will be an event t-shirt and the music by Stage Fright Productions. This event is to benefit The Douglas T. Jacobson veterans Nursing Home.

Tuesday LOONY BIN Town Center Auto Mall Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte 941-255-5999

THE LOONEY BIN Town Center Auto Mall Port Charlotte, FL 941-255-5999

MAY 2 -WOMEN RIDE CELEBRATION - 10:00am at Rossiter's Harley-Davidson, 330 Cattlemen Rd, Ph 941-951-6103. We are Celebrating Women Riders! Every woman that rides in on her own bike will get a free hot dog from the HOG Hut and will receive a coupon good for 20% off any item in the store (excluding motorcycles of course). There will be Vendors, Raffles, Give-Aways and much more. We will be giving away a free Riders Edge New Rider Course to some lucky lady, info Lori, 941-951-6103, info@rossiterharleydavidson. com. Web Site: www.rossiterharleydavidson.com.

Mc Donalds Restaurant Hwy 70, Arcadia, FL

COYOTES 4300 Kings Hwy. unit 412 Port Charlotte 941-629-2114

MAY 2 - NO BOYS ALLOWED POKER RUN AT BLACK WIDOW HARLEY Saturday, May 2nd, 2009 – “No Boys Allowed” Poker Run. Registration: 2PM at Black Widow Harley-Davidson/Buell (2224 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte). Kickstands up at 3PM. Poker hands are $1.00 each with no limit. Winner Takes All!! The girls will be meeting the boys at City Limits Grill (1059 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte – In front of Treasure Lanes Bowling Alley) at 6PM. The Party starts for them at 5PM with Live Music by Jamband (Bookings 941-475-7665), Beverages, Food, Games, and Prizes. We’ll see you boys at the last stop. “Cuz Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” For more info, please call: Marion at 941-883-8000 or email us at info@blackwidowh-d.com MAY 9 - PICNIC ON THE GREEN HANDLEBARS AND HOT RODS - Motorcycle car and truck show. 10am till 7pm at Crystal Creek Country Club & La Casita Restaurant 131 Sun N' Lakes Blvd. Lake Placid. $1 drafts with outside taco bar, full lunch and dinner menu and large party seating indoors. There will be live music & DJ, swap meet, vendors, tattoo artist, 50/50 drawings, door prizes and Ridge Harley-Davidson. For more info call 863-464-0990 MAY 9 - PUNTA GORDA BIKE NIGHT - From 4pm till 10pm. Join us for bikes, food, beer, and fun! Live music by Marc Anthony and Tucci. Enter a special chance drawing or buy a carnation and the profits go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. For more info call 941-916-0168. MAY 20 - 23 - POLICE ESCORTED RIDE TO THE WALL IN WASHINGTON DC The 3rd annual ride to the wall... Southern Style would like to invite you to ride from Bradenton to Washington DC for the Memorial Day events and rolling thunder ride. Starts at Manatee River H-D to Destination Daytona, then to Tilly's H-D in NC. All packages include hotels, gas, food, t-shirts, patch and a brochure for the ride up and your stay in Washington for 3 nights. for more infocall 828-322-4079 or visit www.ridetothewall.net MAY 23 - SARASOTA HOG BLOD DRIVE - The Sarasota Harley Owners Group will sponsor their 6th Annual Blood Drive to benefit the Suncoast Communities Blood Bank www.scbb.org and it will take place on Memorial Day weekend, Saturday May 23, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Suncoast Communities Blood Bank BUS will be stationed at Rossiter’s Harley Davidson near the hot dog gazebo, 330 Cattlemen Rd., Sarasota, FL. 34232. All bike clubs and the general public are welcome to come and donate some blood and stay for a hot dog and Coke. For more information call Sarasota Harley Owner’s Group Road Captain Coordinator: “Mitch” at 941377-7310 or log onto www.Rossiterharleydavidson.com, then click on HOG Chapter. MAY 23 - 100 DAYS OF SUMMER EXTRAVAGANZA AT BLACK WIDOW HARLEY - Saturday, May 23rd, 2009 - Black Widow Harley-Davidson/Buell's 100 Days of Summer Extravaganza: 11am-3pm at Black Widow H-D/Buell (2224 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte.) Live Music by Jamband, Food, Ice Cold Refreshments, LOTS of Vendors, Shopping Specials, and a Day of Fun Followed by a FREE Mystery Ride which leaves the Dealership promptly at 3PM. For more info, please call: Marion at 941-883-8000 or email us at info@ blackwidowh-d.com MAY 24 - LOST SOULS 9TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY - Lost Souls 9th Anniversary Party: Poker Run starts at Willie’s Cocktails, Port Charlotte .. Registration: 11:30. Last Bike Out: 1pm. $10.00 per hand. 50/50 Payouts for best and worst hand. Stops include: Bandito’s, Calico Jacks, Fat Katz. Ending at Brewski’s, North Port. If you can’t make the run, the party starts at 1pm at Brewski’s ( North Port ). Includes: BBQ by Woody, Vendors, Wheelbarrow of Cheer Drawing, Live Music by The Lost Souls Band, Wheelbarrow Races (3 man teams) and the Highlight Event: Lick Em’ and Stick Em’ Pasties Contest! Contact Swamp Rat for more info (941-626-1889)

PANDORAS BOX 3824 US 41 N Palmetto, FL Wednesday BEAVERS SPORTS BAR 4299 S. Access Rd. Englewood 941-475-1448 BREWSKI'S 12500 Tamiami Trail North Port, FL 941-423-2739 HARPOON HARRY'S Fisherman's Village Punta Gorda Will's Honky Tonk 232 McCall Road Englewood 941-474-8131 Will's Honky Tonk 5748 Swift Road Sarasota FL 941-923-7392 Thursday Hooters of Port CharLOtte 1360 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL HOOTERS OF SARASOTA 6507 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota 941-923-4666

Friday

Hoosier Bar 748 S. Tanmiami Trail Osprey 941-966-1251 Peggy's Corral 4511 US Hwy 41 N. Palmetto FL 941-729-5442 Saturday Gatorz 3816 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte 941-625-5000 STIX CIGAR LOUNGE 2603 So. Federal Hwy. Ft. Lauderdale 954-527-0881 Willie's 4095 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte 941-624-2245 Sunday Boomers Sports Bar 2360 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte 941-743-4140 SNOOK HAVEN 5000 E Venice Ave Venice, FL 941-485-7221


Full Throttle 71 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COAST - Includes: Manatee, Hardee, Charlotte, Sarasota & Desoto Counties SALES & SERVICE BADD DOGG CYCLEWERKS

863-990-1303

BLACK WIDOW HARLEYDAVIDSON/BUELL

2224 El Jobean Rd. Port Charlotte, FL 33848 941-883-8000

Bobco Precision

1145 Inverness St. Port Charlotte, FL 33952 941-255-8665

Ironworks

535 8th Street W. Bradenton, FL 941-708-3114

THUNDER ROAD CYCLE

1019 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 33953 941-627-0012

DOUBLE J RESTAURANT

1341 Hwy. 17S. Wauchula, FL 863-781-4349

FAT KATZ PUB JR'S AUTO CLINIC BIKE & TripleBike&BoatDetailing 125 S. Indiana Ave., Englewood, FL 941-473-7383 AUTOMOTIVEREPAIRSERVICE Port Charlotte,FL FROSTED MUG 941-740-0801 913 SE 13th Place 941-629-3766 Cape Coral, FL WES DAVERN CUSTOM GATORZ BAR & GRILL 239-574-7888 MOTORCYCLES 3816 Tamiami Trail Lion Cycles & Tattoo Port Charlotte Port Charlotte, FL 941-662-7144 Emporium 941-625-5000 3470 Hwy 17 South XTREME CYCLE Harpoon Harry’s Arcadia, FL 411 7th St. W. Palmetto, FL

Fisherman’s Village BOB'SMOTORCYCLEPARTS/ 863-900-9848 941-729-2800 Punta Gorda, 33950 SErvIcE Markdaverncustompaint, 226 Warfield Ave. Venice, FL mural and graphics BIKERFRIENDLYBARS 941-637-1177 HERBSLIMESTONECOUNTRY 941-485-4295 2270 Tamiami Trail & RESTAURANTS CLUB CHARLOTTE cO. Port Charlotte, FL 33952 5121 SCR 663 Limestone CUSTOM CYCLES, INC. 941-764-7225 BANDITO'S 941-468-4829 158 Buckeye Ave. NW north port auto body 5665 McCall Rd. Pt. Charlotte Hide-a-way Bar Pt. Charlotte, FL 33952 5183 Trott Cir. North Port 941-697-4221 5771 Beneva Rd. Sarasota, FL 941-628-2447 941-426-5910 BAY POINTE GRILL 941-925-7383 941-628-2447 PRECISION CYCLE 264 N. Indiana Ave. HIGH SIDE CAFE CHARLOTTECOUNTYCHOPPERS 1105 Washington Blvd . Englewood, FL 34223 18350 Paulson Pt. Charlotte 941-766-RIDE

CHROME CREATIONS

1242 Market Circle Unit 4 Port Charlotte, FL 33953 941-661-8076

CLASSIC CYCLES Suzuki Sarasota

4583 Clark Rd. Sarasota , FL 34233 941-925-0376

Sarasota , FL 34236 941-955-1355

DAYTON PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS

411 Hwy. 301 Blvd. East Bradenton, FL 34208 941-747-4343

2012 Whitfield Park Dr. Unit B Sarasota , FL 34243 941- 756-8674

ROGER'S CYCLE SHOP

23415 Janice Ave. Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980 941-766-8550

Sarasota, 34232 941-951-6103

Manatee River HARLEY-DAVIDSON

624 67th Cir E. Brandenton, FL 34208 941-745-2429

DOUGLAS POWERSPORTS S&S kUSTOMS

6051-N. Washington Blvd. Sarasota, FL 941-556-2700

411 7th St. W. Palmetto, FL 941-729-2800

SIMPLY CHOPPED EXOTICYCLEMOTORSPORTS, 941-615-7039 INC. SMITTY’S CYCLE

6251- N. Washington Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34243

Florida Motorsports

1732 Steadly Punta Gorda, FL 941-639-2155

4332 Palama Sola Blvd. Bradenton, FL 941-761-3055

Suncoast V-Twin & Motorcycle repair

Greco's

191 S. McCall Rd. Englewood 941-809-2161

grumpy cycle

4994 Trott Circle North Port, FL 941-423-1511

TARPONCOASTCHOPPERS

HARBORVIEW CHOPPERS T.J. Pt. Charlotte, FL 941-875-0152

THE BRAEMAR

Port Charlotte, FL 941-255-9002

4043 Duncan Rd., Punta Gorda, FL 941-639-8222

2191 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 941-629-9199

1730 Tamiami Trl. S Venice, FL 941-493-0677

4271 James St. Port Charolotte, FL 33980 941-743-7166

TOWERGARDENLAGOON& FLORIDADIRECTINSURANCE AGENCY, INC. CHICKEE BAR

Wally's Pour House

WILL'S HONKY TONK

5748 Swift Rd. Sarasota , FL 34221 941-923-7392

Will’s Honky Tonk Englewood

232 S.McCall Rd. Englewood, 34223 941-474-8131

WILLIE'S BAR

4095 Tamiami Trail Pt. Charlotte 941-624-2245

THE WINNER'S CIRCLE

1724 N. Honore Ave. Sarasota, 941-342-9955

ZIGGY'S LOUNGE Lemley’sRestaurant&BAr 1825 Tamiami Trail

2615 Mall Dr. Sarasota, FL 941-925-4500

LOADING ZONE lounge

Port Charlotte, FL34287 941-255-1080

MISC

2135 SW. Hwy. 17 Arcadia, Fl 34266 863-558-0713

NAVIGATOR

967 S. Packinghouse Rd. Sarasota, FL 34232 941-371-9358

PEGGY'S CORRAL

941-625-5566

All Wigged Out

coyotes

4300 Kings Hwy. Unit 412 Pt. Charlotte 941-629-2114

IRON SPADE TATTOO

2395 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte 941-235-IRON

Mission Unity recovery housing

3512 Depew Circle Port Charlotte, FL 941-624-3748

JACKIE'S AUTO BODY

19888 Veteran's Blvd. Port Charlotte, FL 33954 941-255-5967

JR'S AUTO CLINIC

913 SE 13th Place Cape Coral, FL 239-574-7888

3470 Hwy. 17 South Arcadia, FL 34266 863-990-9848

Port Charlotte, FL 941-764-7225

AP&PHandymanServiceInc. 2270 Tamiami Trail barry's lawns & more

Port Charlotte, FL 941-769-3705

beseenatnight.com

NORTHPORT AUTO BODY

5183 Trott Circle North Port 941-426-5910

RENEE'S BOUQUETS

B & D BIKER WEAR ROUTE17SPORTSLOUNGE Sun Flea Market, Port Charlotte

525 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 33953 941-764-1278

SLIP NOT LOUNGE

3854 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 941-623-3966

SNOOK HAVEN

5000 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL (941)485-7221

SOLOMAN'S CASTLE

4533 Soloman Rd. Ona, FL 863-494-6077

CHarlotte's Webb (Formerly Peggy's East) SPANKY'S LOUNGE Chubbyz ii

HYDROPONIC DEPOT

2395- S. Tamiami Trail Poart Charlotte, FL 33952 941-255-3999

2382 Ivanhoe St. 941-623-713

1601 Tamiami Trail Punta Gorda 941-639-7677

1950 Beach Rd. Englewood 941-475-8671

2135 S. Tamiami Trail Venice, FL 34293 941-497-6098

MARK DAVERN CUSTOM PAINT

CAFE 778

CALICO JACK'S

GULF COAST DRILLING & PUMP

1901 S. Tamiami Trail #G Venice, FL 941-468-2243

941-766-1904 BODY EFFECTS TATTOO 4530 14th St. W. Bradenton 941-756-2666 5131 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 941-355-1777

138 N. Indiana Ave. Englewood, FL 34223 941-475-0819

Garrod Drywall Inc.

LOOnY BIN EATERY & PUB ADVENTUROUSARTTATTOOS LION CYCLE & TATTOO 2806-B Tamiami Trail EMPORIUM Port Charlotte

Town Center Auto Mall Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 941-255-5999

3149 Duncan Rd. Punta Gorda 941-5051717

THUNDER ACTION CYCLE

HIDE-A-WAY

Tamiami Trail North Port, FL 941-426-1155

BULLDOG ROADHOUSE

4313 NW Hwy 70 Arcadia, FL 863-993-9989

4109 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 941-613-0002

18260 Paulson Dr. Pt. Charlotte, FL 941-766-0663

Joe Cracker

1020 El Jobean Rd. Port Charlotte, FL 941-258-3444

DETLEF'S RENTALS INC.

5766 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota , FL 34231 941-929-0551 FALLENANGELZ CLOTHING www.fallenangelzclothing.com

FLASHBACK TAT-2 THEOLDEWORLDRESTAURANT Next to Coyote's Bar

16385 San Carlos Blvd. #2 Fortmyers, Fl 239-218-3014

3315 SR 64 W. Wauchula, FL 863-735-8887

9071 S. Tamiami Trail. 941-429-9917

HOOTERS

US 41 @ SR 776, Port Charlotte 941-625-0200

THE B'TOWNE COFFE CO

440 12th (Old Main St.) W. Bradenton, FL 34205 941-745-3100

4511 Hwy 41 N. Palmetto, FL 34221 941-729-5442

BREWSKI'S PUB

TARZANS

HAP'S CYCLE SALES

5771 Beneva Road, Sarasota FL 941-925-7383

941-743-4140

1242 Market Circle Unit 9

SUN COAST CHOPPERS

HOOSIER BAR

BOOMERSSPORTSGRILL/BAR 9700 SW Riverview Circle 941-627-3474 2360 Tamiami Trail OLD PACKINGHOUSE CAFE Port Charlotte, FL

12500 Tamiami Trail North Port, FL 941-423-2739

SPANKY'S AUTOBODY & PAINT SPECIALIST

941-875-8241

2530 17th St. Sarasota, FL 34234 941-365-3443

BeeF O' Brady's

•1951 S Mcall Rd. Englewood, FL 941-473-8776 •4145 Tamiami Trl. S. Venice, FL 941-408-1800 •1105 Taylor Rd. Punta Gorda, FL 941-505-2333 •1852 Tamiami Trl. Port Charlotte, FL 941-766-9886 •1037 N. Sumter Blvd. 941-426-3570 •1703 E. Oak St. Arcadia, FL 863-494-9333

2440 S. McCall Rd. Englewood 941-475-2221

2001 University Pkwy . Sarasota , FL 34243 941-351-4330

23415 Janice Ave. Unit 28 Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980 941-764-1244

941-475-1448

748 S Tamiami Trail Osprey, FL www.thehoosierbar.com 941-966-1251

3923 34th Ave. E. Bradenton , FL 34208 941-716-1201

GRANNY'S MOTORSPORTS Port Charlotte, FL 33953

208 - G S. Tamiami Trail 941-488-9886

1105 Washington Blvd. N. Sarasota , FL 34236 941-366-2678

BEAVER'S SPORTS PUB REKO'S BRITISH RESTOR. & & GRILL REPRS 4299 S. Access Rd. Englewood

CUSTOMMOTORCYCLESEATS ROSSITER'S Walt Richards North Port, FL HARLEY-DAVIDSON CYCLE GEAR 330 Cattleman Rd. 4062 N. Washington Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34234

941-460-0500

and Butts

501 N. Beneva Sarasota 941-365-9996

299 Indiana Ave. S. Englewood, FL 941-474-5265

Tarzan's

9071 S Tamiami Trl Venice Fl 941.429.9917

Texas Dell’s Beer

TRINITY TATTOO

525 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte 941-624-3009

CAPTAIN'SCUSTOMTATTOO totalcomfortcooling& STUDIO heating 2828 S. McCall Rd. Englewood, FL 941-474-1364

Carrero law group

1225 Tamiami Trail, Unit A-10 941-624-4529

CIGARS ON WHEELS

SPORTCITYRESTAURANT/BAR 3073 Conway Blvd.

4560 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 941-627-6264

SKIN MECHANIX INK

Port Charlotte 941-235-5562 COMMUNITY LIFE CENTER 19048 Edgewater Dr. Port Charlotte, FL 941-629-0999

Port Charlotte, FL 941-492-6222

Ultra Nails Tanning & Utopia

1901 Tamiami Trail #F Venice, FL 941-492-9440

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2300 Tamiami Trail #12 Port Charlotte, FL33952 941-754-6666

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I was with the Easter Bunny this year on a poker run and he was in the lead giving all good kids candy. Q's Sports Bar & Girl in Port Charlotte hosted its 1ST ANNUAL EASTER POKER RUN For the Benefit of Voices For Kids in support of GUARDIAN AD LITEM Sunday April 5TH. The Charity Event in the beautiful FL weather took our riders and friends first to Banditos in Englewood then on to Fat Katz Pub where the fun and laughter was to the extreme. We were watching all the people's reaction and faces to the EASTER BUNNY ON A HARLEY. The 3rd stop took us back to Port Charlotte to Ziggy's Lounge then back to to QS SPORTS BAR where the real party started with Danny cooking a hog all day, he is a great chef. Thanks to Taz for being such a sport for wearing the costume and being your costumed Easter Bunny!!! We raised just over $700 and more when 70 Easter Baskets were donated to the CHILDREN OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY in this heartfelt event. Q's had live music and ice cold beer on tap, and I’m going to say it again, the food was the best!!! The Chinese raffle was a hit. Everything was donated by all of our stops. Harley gave a $50 gift card and the music was provided by Kenny Rose, which had us all up and dancing!!!! STACY DRENWOO won over $100 cash with the best poker hand following the end of the run. Our special thanks to Taz and Kat Tanguay, Chief Danny Richards and Lori, Q’S Manager Janet, her staff Deidra, Trudy, Bretting, Joanna, Robin & Jane for their tremendous efforts in bringing all the participants and the contributors together with local businesses, groups & individuals. They all contributed their time to such a good cause and a great event. Also, thanks to Charlotte County Sheriffs Dept. C Squad. Portofinos, Lowes, Publix, Winn-Dixie, Ichiban, Peace River Spa and….Oh yes, Full Throttle Magazine. I was there doing what ever it is I do to help out along with Lisa Dombrowski from Voices for Kids. WATCH FOR OUR UPCOMING AD ABOUT OUR HALLOWEEN POKER RUN AND COSTUME PARTY WHERE RIDERS WILL FOLLOW THE WEREWOLF FOR CHARITY AND FUN!!!!! THANKS EVERYONE!!!! Don't forget when it comes to getting your Business name out there, nobody does it better then FULL THROTTLE MAGAZINE, so call me for all your needs Ted 941.815.7218 or ted_fullthrottle@yahoo.com 941.815.7218 or 888.879.0289


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In what has become a tradition around SouthWest Florida, the Saturday before Easter Sunday is known as the time for the annual Easter Bunny Toy Run. The run is hosted by the SWFL Chapter of the Harley Owners Group (HOG). Blessed with a great weather forecast, more than 700 riders and friends assembled at Harley-Davidson of Ft. Myers for the 17-mile police escorted ride to Children’s Hospital at HealthPark. The ridership represents a more than 200 rider increase compared to last year’s number. Precisely at 11am led by The Easter Bunny himself (Ride Chairman Jack Fenwick) the police escort from Ft. Myers PD, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department and the Florida Highway Patrol set off to deliver the toys, boxed games and arts/ crafts supplies to the young patients. As the gathering outside of the ambulatory youngsters waited for the Bunny’s arrival, anticipation was growing. When the low rumble of distant motorcycles grew louder, the children’s excitement grew and grew until the great furry creature appeared on his Harley. All of the double column of motorcyclists rode past the children, some revving their motors, adding thunder and more excitement to the occasion.

Once inside, the Ultra Classic crate, decorated to look like an Easter basket, started to fill with gifts from the bikers. In short order the basket was overflowing and the seams were stretched to the limit. Wiser heads prevailed and the last of the toys were placed in front of the basket. The Easter Bunny had his own basket of beanie baby like toys to hand out to the children and posed for picture after picture so parents could save the memory. Kelly Cowan, Child Life Specialist spoke on behalf of the hospital and was overwhelmed at the show of support from the motorcycling community. All four TV networks had camera crews on hand to document the event which was aired on later news programs. Slowly the bikers returned to their bikes and ambled on over to Jimmy’s Pink Cadillac for the free BBQ and entertainment provided by the restaurant. Jimmy’s has long been a biker friendly establishment and has hosted many, many events. While the 7th Annual Easter Bunny Toy Run is a year away organizers are already wondering how they’re going to top this one.


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MAY 1 - beseenatnight.com BIKE NIGHT - 1st Friday of every month at 16385 San Carlos Blvd. Fort Myers, Fl 33908 between Kelley Rd and Summerlin on San Carlos Blvd. (on the way to Fort Myers Beach) There will be food, beer, vendors and music. Hosted by www.beseenatnight.com Choppers Spirit, Inc. and sponsored by March of Dimes and Czaia 7 Gallagher, P.A. Limited vendor space avail. Call 239-728-4247 or visit www.beseenatnight.com MAY 10 - FREE HOG ROAST - At Alli Gators. Save the gators and eat more HOG! Mothers Day FREE Hog Roast & Bike Event. THere will be vendors, bike games, music, prizes, raffles all starting at 1pm till ??? 4451 Veronica Shoemaker Blvd. Ft. Myers 33901 For more info call 239-218-7428 MAY 16 - FT MYERS DOWNTOWN BIKE NIGHT - Downtown Bike Night. 6-9pm at corner of Hendry St & 1st St. Party in Downtown Ft. Myers, meet old friends, make some new ones. Motorcycle parking will be within the closed streets as well as in the adjoining Monroe and Bay streets. The event is presented by the law firm of Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A., as well as sponsors Harley-Davidson/Buell of Fort Myers, White Line Magazine, and Classic Rock 94.5 FM. This event is produced by the Fort Myers Redevelopment Agency and Events x D’zign. Enjoy over 40 vendors, have a meal, and visit the Historic Downtown River District, vendors info, Kurt Berkoltz, 239-887-0489, e-mail eventssw@ yahoo.com . Website: www.downtownfortmyers.com/ bike_night. MAY 17 - SIXTH ANNUAL PETE RENNER POKER RALLY & BLOCK PARTY - Sun. May 17 - 11am till 6pm at SunSports 3441 Colonial Blvd Ft. Myers FL - Bike show, car show, games, prizes, vendors, kid stuff, $20 poker entry includes dinner & shirt, best hand $500, music by Deb & The Dynamics, A200, and Delta Crossing. All welcome into rally free but coolers prohibited, all to benefit Hannah of Ft. Myers, 8YO victim of red-light runner (severe brain damage). Vendors: space free but limited, no food/beverage, no reserves. Sponsors & vendors call Webb (239) 745-1949. View flyer at www. peterenner.com. MAY 29 - 31 - SWAMP FEST MOTORCYCLE RALLY -  At The Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N Tamiami Trail. No entry fee, Friday 4-10pm, all-you-can-eat fish fry for $8.95. Saturday 11am, prime rib Sat night for $13.95. Sunday 10am3pm, motorcycle safety & awareness program, 10am Poker Run with last in at 3pm, info Donna 239-995-2141 x145, donna@shellfactory.com. MAY 30 - 31 - TREASURE COAST BIKE FEST Bike Fest on the St. Lucie River ibn Flagler Park in Downtown Stuart, FL. This is a 2 day festival including vendors, live bands, entertainment, wing eating contest and 4 poker runs! For more info call 772-283-2525 or visit www.treasurecoastbikefest.com JUNE 13 - AGENT ORANGE POKER RUN - To benefit all Agent Orange victims. John Prince Park, Lake Worth, FL. 12noon till 6pm. $20 first hand and $5 for additional hands. Live music, cold beer, bikini bike washes, all vendors welcome. For more info call MacMan 772-240-9666.

Carlie Lynne's 2nd Saturday 9119 US 27 South, Seabring 863-381-7685

RJ BONES 3rd Saturday of the Month 19581 Palm Beach Blvd Alva, FL 239-690-BONE

Everglades Motorcycle 3rd Saturday of Month 3888 Mannix Drive Suite 316 (off of I-75 at Exit 101)

RJ Gator 3rd Sunday of the Month US Hwy 27 N. Sebring 863-382-0349

Handlebars In The Wind 1st Sunday, All day ride 3341 Colonial Blvd. Ft. Myers 239-277-7777 JJ Muggs Stadium Grill Abacoa Town Center Jupiter, FL 561-630-9669 Pier 2 Resort Bikers Pool Party (2nd Sun) 2200 US Hwy 441 SE Okeechobee, FL 863-763-8003 Pompano Harley-Davidson 1st Friday of the Month 2900 Center Court Circle Sunrise, FL (954)-545-3200

TUESDAY: Harbourside Grill and Tiki Bar 3442 Marinatown Lane N. Ft. Myers, FL 33903 Hurricane Grill and Wings 6345 Naples Blvd. Naples, FL 239-513-9900 Break Time Lounge 4630 Gulf Stream Drive Naples, FL 239-353-9300 Sundown's Sports Grill 3580 Evans Rd. 239-939-9936 Wing City 21331 S. Tamiami Trail Esterno 239-498-2416 WEDNESDAY: Brazilian Bike Night Boteco Bar 916 NE 79th Street Miami, FL 33138 Island Jacks 5425 W. Atlantic Blvd. Margate, FL 954-984-4422 Island Jacks 4449 Okeechobee Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 561-6872122 Iron Eagle Bar 9441 Hwy 78 W. Okeechobee 863-467-1360 Pembroke Pines Hooters 7990 Pines Blvd 954-962-6330 Sunrise Harley-Davidson 201 Int'l Pkwy Sunrise, FL 954-414-4135 Tiki Bar Cafe 4131 Bonita Beach Road. 239-947-0000 Victory Lane Cafe 4150 Hancock Bridge Pky. N. Ft.Myers 239-849-9065 THURSDAY: Amos Sports Grill & Petersons H-D South 7800 SW 104th Street & US1 Miami, FL 305-274-1228

Sunrise Harley-Davidson 2nd + 4th Fridays Bike Night 4th Sun. Ladies Garage Party 201 Int'l Pkwy Sunrise FL 954-414-4135 TJ's Leather Last Sunday of Month 1423 US 27 N. Seabring, FL 863-471-9453 Treasure Coast H-D 3rd Sat. of every month Customer Appreciation Day 4967 S.E. Federal Hwy. 772-287-3871 FL2-G Yellow Jackets Gold WIng Riders 1st Saturday of the Month Buddy Freddy's

Daisy Duke's Saloon 10060 Pines Blvd Pembroke Pines, FL 33024 (954) 430-9930 Good Times Sports Bar 700 Leeland Heightrs Blvd. W. Leigh Acres, FL 33936 239-369-7000 Kingshead Pub 500 East Dania Beach 954-927-1564 Legends Sports Bar 395 Spanish River Blvd. Boca Raton, 866-367-1788 North Fort Tavern 13101 N. Cleveland Ave. N. Ft. Myers, Fl 33931 239-652-0900 Roland Martins Tiki Bar 920 Del Monte Ave. 863-9833151 Skully's Tavern 9809 Sunset Drive S. Miami, FL 305-271-7404 FRIDAY: Outlaws Charlotte County 914 LaVilla Rd Punta Gorda, FL 239-229-4139 Sunrise Harley-Davidson 201 Int'l Pkwy Sunrise FL 33325 954-414-4135 SATURDAY: Boar's Nest Salon 381 Prospect Rd. Oakland Park 954-938-5971 Mickey's Bar 350 SW 12 Ave. Pompano Beach 954-941-1611 SUNDAY: Flossies Bar and Grill 3985 Ravens Wood Road Dania Beach, FL 954-792-6519 J&S Fish Camp Every Sunday 1pm till ??? Food, live music and vendors


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ACTION SPORTS

540 W Sunrise Blvd. Ft. Ladrdl 33311 954-52-5446

Freedom Power Sports

941 Country Club Blvd. Cape Coral, FL 33990 239-458-1113

FRONTIER PRODUCTS, INC.

QUEST LOUNGE

Oakland Park, FL 33309 351-0277

12648 Overseas Hwy. Marathon , FL 305-743-4191

R.E.D. RACING

16641 San Carlos Blvd. Ft. Myers. FL 239-267-4132

PO Box #908 Dania Beach 954-922-8783

3769 Ravenswood Rd. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 954-584-9089

ALL COUNTY CYCLE

2211 N. Dixie Hwy. West Palm Beach 561651-7010

2600 N.W. 2nd Ave. Boca Raton 561-338-5755

American Cycles & AcsRs

614 US 27 S. Lake Placid, FL 863-699-2453

3671 N. Dixie Hwy. Pmpno Bch 33064 954785-4820

AMERICANCYCLEENGINEERING

2160 Colonial Blvd Fort Myers, 239-275-4647

125 Commerce Ave. Lake Placid, FL 33852 863-699-9222

BIG JIM'S CYCLES

2955 45th Street West Palm Beach, Fl 33407 561-659-4131

1031 5th Street, Miami Beach Fl 33139 305-532-4235

305-261-5002

1020 N.E. Pine Island Rd. Cape Coral 941573-8800

4601 Fowler St Ft. Myers, FL 239-415-3271

17671 San Carlos Blvd. Ft. Myers Bch. FL 239-489-1333

BOBBY B'S "BOSS" HRLY'S

9800 S.W. 168th St Miami 33157 305-233-1204

3441 Colonial Blvd. Ft. Myers 239-277-7777

BOCA CYCLE

6200 Arc Way #2 Ft. Myers, 33912 239-278-0484

214 N Dixie Hwy. Lakeworth 33460 954-781-8687

1056 Pine Isle Rd. Cape Coral, 33909 239-574-1800 839 NE 43rd Crt. Pomp. Bch 33064 954-943-6225

2621 NE 9th Ave. #6 Cape Coral, FL 33909 239-573-7576

GATOR CUSTOM CYCLES GHC Motorsports

Harley-Davidson Ft. Myers Harley-Davidson PALM BCH

HEAVEN CYCLE, INC. Big R Custom Motorcycles 7254 SW 40th St. Miami, FL

434 NE 3rd. Ave. Cape Corral, FL 239-458-4584

BIKER’S DISCOUNT

4349 W. Sunrise Blvd, Plantation, FL 33313 954-327-7177 4100 N. Powerline Pomp. Bch 33073 954-974-5654 181 Nw 20th Ave. Boca Raton, FL 561-391-6737

BOURGET'S BIKE WORKS

2608 S. Federal Hwy. Ft. Lauderdale 954-467-9909

BLAIS CYCLE INC 

1622 NE 205th Terr. Miami Bch, 33179 305654-8114

Haus of Trikes & Bikes

HIGHWAY CYCLE

Horney’s Custom Cycles

KINGSHEAD PUB

500 E. Dania Bch. Blvd. Dania Bch, FL 954-9271564

South Beach motorcycles Rental

2818 N. Tamiami Trail , FL Ft. Myers, FL 33903 239-995-2138

2818 N. Tamiami Trail N. Ft. Myers, 239995-2138

Southwest Cycle

350 SW 12 Ave. Pompano, FL 33069 954-941-1611

4020 Evans Ave. Ft. Myers 941-939-2900

SPOKES AND POWER, INC.

13101 North Cleveland Ave. Fort Myers FL 239-652-0900

1100 NE 5th Terrace Ft. Lauderdale 954-467-2468

Sun Sports Cycles

3618 Lantana Rd. Lantana, FL 33462 561-947-0115

Treasure Coast Harley-Davidson

Nemos Sports Cafe MICKEY'S BAR

NoRTH FORT TAVERN Nothin' Fancy

PEMBROKE PINES HOOTERS

7990 Pines Blvd. Pembroke Pines 954-962-6330

Pier 2 Resorts

MAMAJOE’S CYCLES & Stuff

2531 Katherine St. Ft. Myers, FL 239-332-1477

4800 Golden Gate Pkwy. Naples, FL 34116 941-455-7900

1200 Congress Ave. Flea Market Mall West Palm Beach

M.D. CUSTOM CYCLE

10491 Corkscrew Commons Dr. Estero, FL 33932 239-221-4653

9137 S. Tamiami Trail Ft. Myers, FL 33908 239-267-0500

3120 W. Hall Bch. Blvd. Pembroke Park ,FL

1687 Inlet Drive N. Ft. Myers 941-995-7001

East Broward Blvd. Ft Lauderdale, 954-467-8989

1708 Cape Coral Pkwy. Cape Coral , Fl 33914 239-541-0676

2419 Quantum Blvd. Boynton Beach, 33426 FL 561-367-1788 • 1-866-367-1788

ON THE ROAD AGAIN palladen

106 Pondella Rd. Ft. Myers, FL

Verdow M/C Repair VICTORY LANE MOTORCYCLES

BARS & RESTAURANTS AMOS SPORTS GRILL, AKA, FUDDRUCKERS

RED HOT & BLUE

P.O. Box 3026 Delray Beach

SALTWATER COWBOYS San Carlos Country Club shucker’s & company Singers Coffee Bar SOFTAILS BAR

6030 Seminole Blvd Seminole 737-375-9792

CUSTOM BIKES

4223 Davie Rd. Davie, FL 954-584-4644

1661 Estero Blvd. Ft. Myers Beach 239-463-6262

900 28th St. West Palm Bch, 33407 561-863-5760

BEER BARN

1201 E. Sunrise Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale. 33304 954-779-3669

PETERSON’SHARLEY-DAVIDSON BOAR'S NEST /BUELL 381- Prospect Rd. Oakland Park, FL

1201 East Sunrise Blvd. Ft Lauderdale, FL 33304 954-779-1193

1-800-545-2561 www.petersonsharley.com

CUSTOMBIKESFT.LAUDERDALE 19400 NW 2nd Ave. Miami , FL 33169

PETERSON’SHARLEY-DAVIDSON /BUELL SOUTH 19825 S. Dixie Hwy. Miami , FL 33157 1-877-MIAMIHD

PIRATE CYCLE

MM 29.9 Big Pine Key Big Pine

POWER SPORTS OF DELRAY

4212 Fowler St. Ft. Myers, FL 239-936-9500

1900 N. Federal Hwy. Delray Beach, FL 33432

152 N.E. 6th Ave. Delray Bch, 33483 561-272-2812

507 E. Coast Dr. Ste 1 Lantana 561-586-0082

570 S. Dixie Hwy. Lantana, 33462 561-586-7777

2624 NW Boca Raton Blvd. FL Boca Raton, FL 561-394-0205

11316 Wiles Rd. Coral Springs, 33076 954796-9692

242 S. Old Dixie Hwy Pompano Bch, FL 954942-9644

DELRAY CYCLE

DREAM MACHINES

Dynasty Cycles Inc.

Everglades M/C Service

1100 Commerical Blvd Naples 34104 239649-4362

FUN RENTALS

1901 Estero Blvd. Ft. Myers Beach 239-463-8844

2513 N. Dixie Hwy. Lake Worth

Two Wheeled Dreams

QUEST LOUNGE

7800 SW 104th St. & US1 Miami, FL 305-274-1228

CYCLE WORKS

EVERGLADES REALTY, INC.

498 US Hwy. 27, P.O. Box 412 Moore Haven, FL 33471 863-946-3902

MAD Motorcycles

TREASURE COAST TOY STORE

CUNNINGHAMPERFORMANCE 239-656-0073 PALM BEACH PLATING, INC.

1911 SR 7 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33317 954-587-4392

Custom Coatings

Knives, Swords & Weapons 561-963-1102

CHICAGO BOB’S

CYCLE LAB

bruce l. scheiner

SLACKERS BAR & GRILL

4046 NE 6th Ave. Oakland Park, FL 954-651-1110

7885 Overseas Hwy. Marathon, FL 33050 305-289-1719

bowland All Star

3388 Fowler St Ft. Myers FL 239-415-2453

4536 S.E. 16th Place Cape Coral,F L 239-540-7912

102670 Overseas Hwy. Key Lrgo 33037 305451-3606

CUSTOM CYCLE

4180 Jog Rd. Greenacers , FL 33467 561-433-4474

ROCKER BOX CYCLES

4519 SE Commerce Ave. Stuart, FL Toll Free: 888-868-4783

CHROME INNOVATION

4006 Progress Ave. Naples, FL 239-434-8699

BODY BUSINESS, Inc

J&F MOTORWORKS

3580 Overseas Hwy. Marathon, FL 33050 305-289-9600

5202 NW 15th St. Margate 33063 954-972-4478

3040 Estero Blvd. Ft Myers Beach, FL 239-463-6139

Beads by Sundown

221 Martin Ave. Greenacres, FL 561-965-2664

Oakland Park, FL 33309

17240 S. Tamiami Trail Ft. Myers, FL 941-432-9611

Cape Motorsports

4299 SW 75th Ave. Miami, FL 305-262-2289

junkanoo on the beach

AMERICAN ROAD COLLECTION 1616 N Florida Mago Rd. Ste 1A W. Palm Beach, FL 56168 561-689-1991

2200 US Hwy 441 SE Okeechobee, Fl 34974 863-763-8003

612 S. Federal Hwy. Stuart, FL 34994 772-286-8158

946 NE Pine Island Rd Cape Coral, FL 33909 239-573-2453

RIVA YAMAHA HONDA

Jimmy’s Pink Cadillac Cafe

MISC

4967 SE Federal Hwy 1& Brook St Stuart, FL 34997 1-800-264-0201

Hurricane Cycles

Bruce Rossmeyer's FT. Lauderdale H-D

2871 N Federal Hwy. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33303

ISLAND TIKI BAR

RAVENSWOOD TIRE

AFAB

234 S. Dixie Hwy. Pomp. Bch 33060 954-782-9840

4449 Okeechobee Blvd. West Palm Bch., FL 561-687-2122

PREMIER POWDER COATING

HOGSWIPE

6663-C Boca Pines Boca Raton 561-852-9395 www.HOGSWIPE.com

Hole In The Wall

J.C. western Supply Jamie's Bail Bonds

JEFFREY M. VOLUCK, P.A.

Leslie Kay's INSURANCE

Lisa Davis Realtor

squiggys

9 Del Prado Blvd. Cape Coral 239-770-0383

surf club

1400 Alabama Ave. 1 W Plm Bch, 561-659-1477

Marty Franks Pack & Ship

CAGNEY'S BAR & GRILL

1204 Estero Blvd. Ft. Myers Beach 239-463-9256

DRAGON’S BREATH Tavern

312 S. Congress W. Palm Bch 33409 561-471-9530

Motorcycle transport 239-877-6988

151 S. Cypress Rd. Pompano Bch, FL 33060 954-545-3337

MM 82.5 Oceanside, Islamorda, FL 305-664-2623

239-495-5749

3985 Ravenswood Rd. Dania, FL 33312 954-792-6519

58835 Overseas Hwy. Grass Key 33001 305-743-8282

954-938-5971

5983 S. University Dr. Davie, FL 954-680-9578

FLOSSIE'S BAR & GRILL

HARBORSIDE WATERFRONT RESTAURANT AND TIKI BAR

PRECISION TRANSMISSION

3442 Marinatown Lane N. Fort Myers, FL 33903 239-997-7110

POMPANOPAT’SMOTORCYCLES

9441 HWY 78 West Okeechobee, Fl 863-467-1360

T's LOUNGE

THEWHISTLE STOP PUB & GRILL THE WRECK GALLERY GRILL victory Cafe

4120 Handcock Bridge Pkwy. N. Ft. Myers, FL 33903S 239-995-0304

WETZ pub

Iron Eagle Bar

8354- W. Oakland Pk. Blvd. Sunrise, FL 954-749-1829

ISLAND JACK'S

3758 Cleveland Ave. Ft. Myers, Fl 239093-1300

ISLAND JACK'S

6901 Okeechobee Blvd. W. Palm Bch 561-684-0005

5425 W. Atlantic Blvd. Margate, FL 954-984-4422

wings n’ ribs

Motorcycle Res Q Naples Motorcycle Riding School NorthFortMyersFloristInc.

525 Pine Island Rd Unit U N. Ft. Myers, FL 33908 239-656-2919

Paula & Daves Signs

11133 Del Prado S. Cape Coral, 33990 239-458-5517

VICTORIASCLOSETandESSENTIALS 3224 Fowler St. Ft. Myers 239-731-8424

WInners Circle

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I would like to take the opportunity to say "Happy Mother's Day"t all of the mom's,past,present and future! I find it so cool sharing the road and the passion with many many women riders I have met over the years. these ladies are all ages,sizes and walks of life.Always be there to give a helping hand where it is needed. On March 28th , I headed to the Port Charlotte Chrome Diva's "Dash For Cash " event.As I made my dash for the cash I didn't get rich but i had a hellava good time trying.. These CD's pulled this together for a great cause and did a awesome job. April 5th was another great event hosted by the "Ft Myers/Cape Coral Chrome Diva's". This was the Hooter's and Scooters with all proceeds going to the Susan Komen Foundation for breast cancer.Once again a great job was done by the chapter! Until next time see ya in the wind and remember "WE'VE COME A LONG WAY BABY! Donta


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Harley-Davidson’s 2009 first quarter report shows a 12% drop in global sales and a 38% drop in new profits when compared to the first quarter in 2008. That said, the company still showed a $117.3-million dollar profit! Harley’s CEO Jim Ziemer (who will be replaced by Keith Wardell later this year) has implemented a few changes ... a) The Ride-Free program allows all sportster owners a 100% trade-in value on other HD models, b) 1400-1500 employment positions will be eliminated in 2009-2010, c) Parts, accessories and general merchandise distribution will now be handled by an outside vendor and d) HD Financial Services is being pumped up with a combination of private funding and US Treasury Department loans. Did you know that 75% of all motorcycle accidents happen from April to August and most occur at night and on weekends? Approximately 21% of accidents happen when the operator loses control and hits an object, 14% lose control while speeding and 45% of riders involved in accidents have no documented motorcycle training .... don’t be one of these statistics

Kristopher Weston was a

police officer in East St.Louis, Illinois and he had quite a day last month. He arrested a suspect in a murder case within minutes of the crime and was a claimed a hero. That evening he was summoned by the mayor to a City Council meeting and was recognized for his good work. Weston had been on the job for ten months and was a good cop. Oh, I forgot to tell you that ten minutes after the city honored Weston, they voted to enact budget cuts and that meant he was laid off ... only in America!

The Tampa Bay Rays have

announced their Summer Concert Series lineup and it is solid. The first after-game concert starts with 3 Doors Down performing on May 30, Ludacris plays on June 13, Classic rocker Pat Benatar takes the stage on June 27, Smash Mouth performs July 11, Rap star Flo Rida highlights the July 31 evening, American Idol graduate Daughtry rocks the Trop on August 1, The B-52s turn Tropicana Field into the Love Shack on August 15, Country stars Big & Rich perform on August 22 and last but certainly not least ... The Beach Boys will give the Ray Good Vibrations on September 5.

If you are a big karaoke fan, you might want to think twice about performing in Vietnam. Yes, karaoke is huge in the country and there are numerous karaoke parlors, but the government wants to crack down on the dancing that takes place along with all that bad singing! Culture and tourism official Le Anh Tuyen told the Vietnam newspaper “Thanh Nien” that karaoke parlors are for singing and not dancing. All that movement can lead to prostitution and drug use. Wow .... I hope nobody sings any James Brown or disco dance tunes!

Bill Ratliff will end his tenure at WFLA-Channel 8 on June

25, 2009. Ratliff has anchored WFLA’s morning weekday newscasts and getting up at 5:00am for the past 22 years. Media General announced a nineteen percent drop in broadcast revenue for the first quarter of 2009 and asked Ratliff to take reduced hours for reduced pay but he decided to take a severance package and retire. This takes place after the station laid off sports anchor Dave Reynolds and eliminated their 11:00 am news cast. WTSP-Channel 10 let go 15-year veteran Marty Matthews a few weeks earlier. I wonder who’s next?

The 2008 numbers are out and Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World was ranked the #1 theme park in North America

based on attendance figures of 17-million people. Disneyland in Anaheim, CA was second, followed by Disney’s Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Universal Studios and SeaWorld Florida. Busch Gardens in Tampa ranked eleventh and that’s the same ranking the park had in 2007.


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William J. Davidson Continued from Page 51

Bill’s role models? His mom and dad. They are genuine, respectful, helpful and loving parents. They provided a “great” family environment with a “strong bond.” Willie G. has always been a mentor to Bill in his professional career. He never pressured Bill to be part of the Davidson legacy but is very proud of Bill following in his ancestors’ footsteps. In fact his family was always encouraging and supportive of whatever he wanted to pursue professionally. To Bill one of the most important value in life is “respect” because it drives a lot of elements. Depending on how you use the word “value”, “family” can also be interpreted as “value”. By “family”, Bill quickly clarifies saying “family” means “immediate family” of course but most definitely includes the Harley Davidson family i.e. employees, dealers and customers. Bill is living the dream. He and Willie G. along with every other employee are the keepers of the flame at Harley-Davidson. The exciting future of HarleyDavidson is in their hands. So what’s next? What does he want to accomplish? “It’s simple,” Bill responds: “I want to introduce many more people around the world to the Harley-Davidson experience and watch them smile as their dream of riding a Harley-Davidson becomes a

reality.”

“Someday I would like to write a book about this whole experience of living ‘Harley Davidson’”. The experiences he has encountered have been unbelievably “intriguing”, “amazing” and “loving”. Shortly after my meeting with Bill, he and Willie G. were scheduled to sign autographs. Bill told me during these sessions they meet hundreds of people. From his experiences so far, some people cried and some were literally shaking and declared “you don’t realize how long I have been waiting to meet you”. Others said “thank you for bringing me a better life” or “thanks for bringing my spouse to me”. Bill is aware and I think many of us as well that marriages have even grown stronger because of the silent bond that is built between the individuals while riding. Bill is literally “intrigued by this realm” which the Harley Davidson brand has brought not only in the USA but around the globe. It became evident in my conversation with Bill that there is a spiritual dimension in his life but this is a topic which he understandably prefers to keep private. Bill also stated in another part of our conversation “Life is too short not to try and be happy, living every second of it following your dreams”. “Many say ‘I wish I could’ or ‘I wish I would’ but never do – life is defined - when you set a goal

it becomes easier to achieve”. There is obviously more than meets the eye to life. I believe with Bill’s words above that he would concur to try and encourage us all to live our lives wisely. It is after all as he states “defined”. It has been nothing short of an enriching experience for me to go through the process of interviewing Bill and to write about him. I hope to do it again in the future and maybe go even more in depth. From the short amount of time I was privileged to spend with him alone, it was a refreshing and pleasant experience to find the man to be of a modest and humble nature. Bill is an unpretentious gentlemen and his team reflects the same qualities. Bill’s staff told me an in depth interview such as this one was a first for him. I want to publicly thank Bill for providing us all with a small glimpse of who he is as a human being. Many of my questions were probably a little too much for such a private man. Out of respect, there is a large part of the conversation between he and I that I will like to selfishly keep for myself. Simply put, Bill is a class act and I know he will probably not be comfortable in being complimented in such ways but this is my column Bill and all you need to do when someone compliments you is to accept it and say “thank you”.

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Keep your rubber on the asphalt and, live wisely. Night Train Correction: In last month’s column on Bruce Rossmeyer, my column stated “Bruce being held solely responsible for Bike Week”. Bruce has asked that we correct that statement and say he was a “key contributor”. Thank you.


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Great Destination With Calm Effects ….. ence like no other. Designed by On one beautiful Sunday I, went

for a ride with Princess to Lake Wales, Florida. We decided to visit a nice little sanctuary in the middle of the state called Bok Tower Gardens. Heading out at around 10AM from Stuart, heading north along the Florida Turnpike we exited at RT 60 in Yeehaw Junction. Stopped at the first gas station to stretch and replenish the fluids in our system, and the scooter. Looking at our map quest print out, Lake Wales was directly west on RT 60 just before RT 27. Great area to ride, and just smell and see the sites. We had the chance to see some beautiful free range cows and horses roaming and passed even the world largest dude ranch … being a Yankee I was a little confused but then realized it was River Ranch, I hear there’s some good parties there, but that’s another article I’m sure. Along RT 60 you’ll pass some orange groves and smell the blossoms if the time is right. One thing you’ll see is a huge processing plant for oranges in the middle of no where. Looked like something out of a Batman movie but nice to see it open and running especially in these times. Heading into Lake Wales you notice the change in the land small hills and dips makes it feel you’re not in Florida anymore. Bok Tower Gardens is easy to find with signs well placed and easy to see. Right on S. Buckmore Rd. / N. Buckmore Rd. to the light at Burns Ave. turn left to Tower Blvd turn right to the Tower Gardens. Once in Bok Tower Gardens you will see the main attraction in the distance. Looking up at the 205-foot Neo Gothic and art deco Singing Tower Carillon is an experi-

famed architect Milton B. Medary and ornately crafted by noted stone sculptor Lee Lawrie, the Tower houses one of the world’s finest carillons. Concerts from the 60-bell carillon at 1 and 3 p.m. fill the Gardens daily. Because the primary purpose of the Tower is to house the carillon, it is not open to the public. The other attraction is the beautiful gardens and landscape designed for Edward Bok, by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. Bok Tower Gardens is open every day of the year from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. with last admission at 5 p.m. The Visitor Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Singing Tower carillon bells can be heard every half-hour and half-hour concerts are at 1 and 3 p.m. daily. General admission tickets are good for one day only and do not include specially ticketed events. Half-hour concerts are at 1 and 3 p.m. daily; with brief carillon selections throughout the day beginning at 9 a.m. Hour-long "Moonlight Concerts" are performed monthly in the light of the full moon January through April. The carillon also performs during the May Concert under the Stars and the November Sunset & Symphony concert Visit www.boktower.org for more info. Ride Safe, Ride Smart Hard Drive Liaison - Mother Chapter www.enforcersmc.com


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MAY 1 - RIVER CITY BIKE NIGHT - Every 1st Friday through November at the River City Brewery. There will be live bands, food, drinks, vendors and more. All bikes are welcome! presented by www.bikesandrides.com 835 Museum Circle Jacksonville, FL 32207. For more info call Tim at 412-818-5009 MAY 2 - INTREPID FALLEN HEROES FUN BENEFIT RIDE - Saturday, May 2nd, 2009, Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund Benefit Ride. Sponsored by the Enforcers MC, Alachua Chapter. Registration begins 10:30 am at Gainesville Harley Davidson, Exit 390 just west of I-75. $10 per rider, $5 passenger. Last bike out at noon. End of ride Party featuring Fetching Pennies Band. Stops include West End Liquors in Newberry, Dawg House in Fanning Springs, Billy's Sante Fe Bar in High Springs, & Eagles Club in Gainesville (Formerly Dubs) Raffles held at each stop. The Enforcers Motorcycle Club consists of but is not limited to: members of Law Enforcement, Military, Public Safety, and Professionals. For more info, contact: Maverick (352)246-1729 or Batman (352)363-0914 MAY 3 - WEBSTER MONTHLY SWAP MEET, CAR & BIKE SHOW Located at Webster Westside Flea Market, 516 NW 3rd Street (CR 478 & NW 3rd St.), Webster, FL 33597. Gates open 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM the 1st Sunday of every month rain or shine. General admission $4.00, children under 14 FREE. Show & Corral (for sale by owner) registration $7.50. Club/Organization Participation Award (10 or more vehicles registered). Trophies & Cash Prizes! Vendors welcome: outside 15’ x 30’ spaces $15; covered 10’ x 10’ spaces $10. ATM always on site. Info 800-832-3477, reservations 352-628-4656. Contact Jackie Smith. Email: websterswaps@aol. com or www.cyclemeet.com and www.websterautoswap.net. MAY 9 - AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS 6TH ANNUAL POKER RUN The 6th Annual Poker Run presented by The American Legion Riders. Registration starts 8:30am at Adamecs Harley, 8909 Baymeadows Rd., last bike out at 10:30am. $20 rider, $15 passenger, T-shirts for the first 200 riders, pre-register by May 2nd and save $5! Stops include Am Legion Post 129, Reni's Redneck Yacht Club, Steel Pony, Hooters in Tinsletown, ending at Am Legion Post 316 with a pulled pork dinner, live music by Human Zoo, chicken drop, raffles, 50/50, run includes ride on Mayport Ferry, visit "www.alr316.org" for more info. Proud supporters of the Wounded Warrior Project. MAY 16 - 10TH ANNUAL RIDING INTO HISTORY - Riding Into History (10th Annual) will return to the World Golf Village, One World Golf Place, (I-95 Exit 323) near St. Augustine. The event will feature a $15 Charity Ride at 10am, a Concours d’Elegance 10am-4pm, the Biker’s Ball at 6:30pm. All proceeds benefit the Buddy Check 12 breast cancer charity. Hundreds of antique, vintage and classic motorcycles from all over the country are expected. The Grand Marshal for this year’s event will be Craig Vetter and Dennis Gage, info@RidingIntoHistory.org, 904-7089434. For more info visit www.ridingintohistory.org.

Beef O’ Brady’s Bike Night (1st Monday) 857 SW Main Street Lake City, FL 386-754-6860 Beef O’ Brady’s 3rd Thurs. of Month Back Beach Road Panama City Beach, FL Buffalo Wild Wings (Last Wed. Of the Month) 99 Eglin Parkway Ft. Walton Beach, FL 850-301-WING BT's Lounge Bike Show 3rd Sat. of the Month 5260 Gulf Breeze Pky. Midway, FL 850-934-9544 Calendars Pizzeria & Sports Bar Last Saturday of the Month US 90 & College Macclenny, FL 904-259-5040

MONDAY: Beef O Brady's 6500 SW Archer Rd. Gainesville, FL Hooters Restuarant 504 West Geoffrey Street St.Augustine, FL 904-819-9919 The Steel Pony 5312 Jammes Avenue Jacksonville, FL 904-777-5630 Wings Of Fire 397 E. James Lee Blvd. Crestview, FL TUESDAY: Dick's Wings 474313 St. Rd. 200 904-491-3469 HJ’s Miss B Haven 12905 N. Main Street Jacksonville, FL 904-757-3595 Hooters Restaurant 180 Cracker Barrell Dr. Crestview, FL 32563 850-423-1333

Ellie Ray's River Landing 3rd Wednesday of Month 3349 NW 110 Street Branford, Fl 32008 386-935-1099 Love 2 Ride Bikers Consignment Store 3rd SUNDAY each month Bike/Hot Rod Cruise In 3275-3 US Hwy 17 No. Green Cove Springs, Fl, (904) 284-4321 Putnam County Swap Meet (3rd Sunday) 117 Yelvington Rd. East Palatka, Fl 32131 floridaswapmeet.com 386-868-3727 352-505-8287 Spindrifter Lounge Bike Night (3rd Saturday) US 441 & I-75 Alachua, FL 386-462-9081

Hooters Restaurant 1137 Beacon Point Drive Jacksonville, FL 904-723-5224 Rivers Edge Sports Bar 915 S. 14th St. Fernandia Beach, FL 904-491-3849 WEDNESDAY: Buffalo’s Cafe 6055 Youngeman Circle Orange Park 904-778-1101 Buffalo Wild Wings 99 Eglin Parkway Ft. Walton Beach, FL 850-301-WING Moe's Southwest Grill 2941 W. Hwy 90 Lake City FL 386-754-9373 Roadhouse Grill 741 West 23rd Street Panama City, FL 850-522-1446

THURSDAY: Arnold’s 3912 US Highway 1 North St.Augustine 904-824-8738 Hooters Restuarant 15015 Emerald Coast Destin, FL 850-654-1007 Timbuktu 1740 N. Highway 301 Starke, FL 904-966-2229 FRIDAY: Hooters Restaurant 12709 Front Beach Road Panama City, FL 850-230-9464 SATURDAY: Bay Breeze Lounge 1889 Garcon Point Rd. Milton, 850-623-5859 Cross Creek Steakhouse 12123 Lem Turner Rd, Jacksonville, Fl 32218 (904)765-7420


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NORTH FLORIDA Extends from Cedar Key across the state to Palm Coast and includes: Pensacola, Tallahassee, Lake City, Gainesville, St. Augustine and Jacksonville 904-992-1340 352-347-5130 850-654-1007 904-966-2229 SALES & SERVICE JERRY’S CYCLES Alachua Sports Pub hooter's St augustine WALTON CAFE Adamec HARLEY-DAVIDSON/BUELL At Regency, 10399 Atlantic Blvd. 904-641-3735 Adamec HARLEY-DAVIDSON/BUELL Of Orange Park 1520 Wells Road Orange Park, FL 904-215-1931 Adamec HARLEY-DAVIDSON/BUELL Of JACKSONVILLE 8909 Baymeadows Rd. 904-493-1931 Alachua County Choppers 12801 NW Hwy 441 Alachua 386-418-0111 AMERICAN CYCLE SERVICE 2815-B Bolton Rd. Orange Park, FL 904-272-4121 AMERICAN PERFORMANCE CYCLES OF nORTH fLORIDA Baya Ave. SE James Ave. Lake City, FL 32025 386-752-2371 Atlantic Motosports 1400 Mayport Rd, Atlantic Beach BDB CUSTOM MOTORCYCLES 93 John Sims Pkwy, Niceville, FL 850-897-1769 Big Bike 3842 Sunbeam Rd. 32257 262-2453 Blazin Steel Choppers 4549-14 St. Augustine Rd . 32207 904-260-0963 CAPITAL CITY hARLEY-DAVIDSON 1745 Capital Circle NW Tallahassee, FL 850-205-4294 Chopper city 120 College Dr. #A, Orange Park, 888-721-1969 Columbia Co. Cycle 961 SW Sisters Welcome Rd. Lake City, FL 32025 386-758-9811 COASTAL POWERSPORTS 12 Eglin Pkwy. Fort Walton Beach, FL 850-226-7960 Cycle Accessories WEST 6336 Blanding Blvd. 32244 904-778-0941 cycle & SKI CONCEPTS 4230 CR 218 Middleburg, FL 32068 904-291-6388 CYCLE WORLD 8500 N. Pensacola Blvd. Pensacola, FL 850-478-1775 D & C Motorcycle 1033 Blanding Blvd. #303 Orange Park, 904-272-0747 Dick’s Wing 789 Blanding Blvd. Orange Park 904-272-6010 DISTINCTIVE CYCLES 18291 Hwy. 331 S. Freeport, FL 850-835-5400 DOC’s SOUTHERN CYCLES 3975- Hwt. 90 Pace, FL 32571 850-994-8727 EAGLE CUSTOMS 96 Old Milligan Road Crestview, FL 32536 850-682-7987 Evil Twin Choppers 5860 Old Timuquana Rd. 32210 904-908-0086 First City Honda 210 State Rd 16 St. Augustine, FL 904-829-6416 furst automotive & cycle 109 W. Duval St. Live Oak, FL 32064 386-364-8310 GAINESVILLE H-D 4125 NW 97th Blvd. Gainesville 352-331-6363 Hawg Rider 861 Hwy.90 West Glen St. Mary 904-259-8600 HARLEY-DAVIDSON OF PENSACOLA 6385 Pensacola Blvd. Pensacola, FL 32505 850-494-1224 HARLEY-DAVIDSON OF ST. aUGUSTINE 2575 SR 16, St. Augustine, FL 32862 904-829-8782 HERITAGE CYCLE HARLEY-DAVIDSON OF FT. WALTON BEACH 788 N. Beal Pkwy. Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32547 850-862-4706 HERNDON BROTHERS 266 Hwy. 90 W. Baldwin, FL 32234 904-266-3341 THE HILLBILLY CHOP SHOP 3496 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, Gulf Breeze, FL 32563 850-932-1717 Honda of Jacksonville 8209 Atlantic Blvd. 32211 721-2453 HONDA-YAMAHA OF fT. wALTON bEACH 726 No. Beal Pkwy. Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32547 850-862-4622 JACKSONVILLE POWERSPORTS 10290 Atlantic 32225 641-5320 JAX CUSTOM CYCLES 14603 Beach Blvd. (Palm Cove Marina)

114 Racetrack Rd., Ft. Walton Beach 32547 850-862-8383 Keystone Kruisers P.O. Box 1532 Keystone Hgts. FL 32656 352-745-1345 Knuckle Draggers 14908 US Hwy. 301 South 32091 904-964-9634 lake side choppers 1876 State Rd. 20 Hawthorne, FL 352-481-0050 Lee’s Cycle Center Middleburg, FL 32068 291-1577 MIKE'S MOTORCYCLE REPAIR 37635 SR 19 Umatilla 32784 352-589-0347 MOTORCITY CYCLES 501 S. 8th St. Fernandina Bch. FL 32034 904-261-9085 No LIMIT CycleS 5105 Phillips Hwy. Jacksonville, FL 904-737-5151 NORTHSIDE CYCLES 20 Oceanway Ave., Jax, FL 32218 904-751-1520 Open Road Leathers 10271 Beach Blvd Jacksonville 32246 904-646-1101 ORANGE CUSTOM CYCLES Hawthorne, FL 32640 352-468-3979 polaris of gainEsville 9420 N.W. 13th St. Gainesville 32653 352-373-5983 Purcell’s Motorcycle 6407 Blanding Blvd. 32244 778-4246 RC’S CUSTOM TRANSPORT Eustis 352-357-3102 REDLINE MOTORCYCLES 179 W. Airport Blvd. Pensacola, FL 850-478-3090 REGENCY H-D 10399 Atlantic Blvd. 32225 641-3735 River City Cycles 2264 Atlantic Blvd. 32207 346-4277 Ron Turner Cycles 1031 Beach Blvd. 32250 641-0066 RPM MOTORCYCLES 518 SE 2nd St. Gainesville 32601 352-377-6974 SEVEN BRIDGES CYCLES, INC. 8841 Atlantic Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32211 904-721-6650 Speed Specialities 1404 East Port Rd. 32218 751-4082 STAN’S MOTO GUZZI / BMW 3009 NE 20TH Way Gainesville 32609 352-378-2811 stock mild to wild 2012 Blanding Blvd. 32210 389-1177 stoKES VICTORY-POLARUS CYCLES 4101 Mobile Hwy. Pensacola, FL 32506 877-457-8201 SUNRISE WHOLESALE 6763-N. Palafox St. Pensacola, FL32503 850-857-1550 Suzuki/SEADOO Orange CO. 1510 Wells Rd. Orange Park, FL 32073 269-2121 THE CYCLE SHOP 4003 W. Pensacola St. Tallahassee, FL 850-576-6329 THE PHOENIX MTRCL SHOP 4101 N.W. 6th St. Gainesville 32609 352-795-4832 traditional cycles 13301-B Rachel Blvd. Alachua 32615 386-462-2538 V-Twin Cycle and Leathery 6802 W.E. Hwy 301 Orange Heights 352-339-3275 V-TWIN STATION 350 Eldridge Ave. #10 Orange Park, FL 32073 904-269-9633 WOMEN RIDE TOO! 1939 Park Meadows Dr. #1 Fort Myers, FL 239-694-RIDE (7433)

BIKER FRIENDLY BARS & RESTAURANTS AMVETS POST 178 4776 US Hwy. 90 W. DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433 850-892-4594 AMERICAN LEGION POST #75 898 E. James Lee Blvd. Crestview, FL32536 850-689-3195 ANCHOR INN 10135 SE Sunset Harbor Rd. Summerfield, FL 34491 352-288-8665 ANNIE'S FULL MOON SALOON 13214 SE Hwy 301 Belleview

14003 NW 150th Ave. Alachua 386-462-5322 Arnold's 3912 US1 North, St. Augustine, FL 904-824-8738 BAY BREEZE LOUNGE 1889 Garcon Point Rd. Milton FL 850-623-5859 BAYOU PUB 582 W. John C. Sims Pkwy. Niceville, FL 32578 850-729-2116 BEEF O’ BRADY’S 857 SW Main Blvd. #110, Lake City 386-754-6860 BEEF O’ BRADY’S 1310 US Hwy 331 So., De Funiack Springs, FL 850-951-9877 BEEF O’ BRADY’S 2509 So. Ferdon Blvd. Crestview, FL 32536 850-682-9588 BLUE HIGHWAY A PIZZERIA 204 NE Hwy. 441 Micanopy 32667 352-466-0062 Boot leg BAr B que 15801 LC Hilton Drive STE 105, Panama City Beach, FL 850-865-3279 box seats westside 4329 Blanding Blvd., Jax FL 904-908-7328 Brass Anchor Pub & GRILL 2292 Mayport Rd #35 Jax, FL 32233 904-247-5329 BROKEN SPOKE 1529 N. University Blvd. 32211 744-1898 BROOKLYN BOYS 4196 West US Hwy 90 Lake City, Fl 386-758-3171 BT’s LOUNGE 5260 Gulf Breeze Parkway Midway FL 850-934-9544 Buffalo’s Cafe 6055 Youngerman Cir. 32244 778-1101 BUFFALO WILD WINGS 99 Eglin Pkwy. (Uptown Station 3A) Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548 850-301-9464 CECIL’s PUB 5863 Arlington Rd. 32211 744-5132 CHEYENNE SALOON 337 Hwy 17 S. East Palatka 386-328-9216 Chuck wagon Tavern 3737 Old Kings Rd. North 32254 356-0032 COCODRIE’S 8649 Gulf Blvd. Navarre Beach, FL 32566 850-939-8777 COOTER JACKS 601 Plum St (Hwy 41 N) Jennings, FL 32053 CRACKERS LOUNGE & PACKAGE 1282 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park, FL 32065 904-879-9464 CRoss Creek SteakHouse 12123 Lem Turner Rd, Jacksonville, Fl 32218 (904)765-7420 DAVE JONES LOCKER 6820 N. Palafox, Pensacola, FL 850-474-0566 emeralds lounge 2441 NW 43rd St. Suite 26B Gainesville, FL 32606 352-373-1141 EUPHORIA TAVERN 13312 Front Beach Rd. Panama City Bch. FL 850-233-9505 FAMOUS DAVE’S 1926 Capital Circle NE, Tallahassee, FL 850-222-RIBS floyd’s diner 615 N.W. Santa Fe Blvd. High Spring 32643 386-454-5775 FOOT LONG WOODY’S PIZZA & SUBS 4196 W. US Hwy. 90 Lake City, FL 32025 386-755-3201 Free Bird Cafe 200 N. 1st St. 32250 246-2473 FROG’S PUB W. US Hwy. 90 Lake City, FL 386-752-9915 HANGAR 7 E. US Hwy. 90 Lake City, FL 32025 386-755-9922 HELEN BACK 114 Amberjack Dr. Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548 850-796-1451 HI LEVEL BAR & LIQUORS 3821 Reid St. Palatka, 386-328-7131 HJ’S MIS B HAVEN 12905 Main St. Jax, FL 32218 904-757-3595 HOG’S BREATH SALOON 541 E. Hwy. 98 Destin, FL 32541 HOOTERS OF CRESTVIEW 3698 S. Ferdon Blvd. Crestview, FL 32536 850-423-1333 HOOTERS OF DESTIN 15015 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL

504 West Geoffery St.St. Augustine, FL 904-819-9919 hooter's OF TALLAHASSEE 2000 N. Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL 850-385-2004 HWY. 17 TAVERN 850532 US Hwy 17 SS., Yulee FL 32097 904-225-9211 jack's bar-b-que 691 A1A Beach Blvd.St. Augustine, FL 904-460-8100 JOHN t’S Hwy. 90 East, DeFuniak Springs, FL 850-892-0768 Kats-Hide-Away Bar 11137 Normandy Blvd. 786-9479 Kickers Lounge 5406 CR. 218 Middleburg LONG BRANCH 946 S. Marion St. Lake City, FL 32024 386-758-2226 Mango’s Beach Bar 602 N. First St. 32250 904-353-6891 MOE’S SOUTHWEST GRILL 2941 W. Hwy. 90, Lake City, FL 32055 OASIS LOUNGE 15917 State Hwy. 20 Villa Taso, FL 850-897-3264 OH SUZANNAH’S 686-Hwy. 90 West, D e Funiak Springs, FL 850-8922-4933 Paradise Alley 831 N. 1st St. Jacksonville Beach 246-2837 Pastime Bar 301 Lenox Ave. Jax 32205 904-781-9862 Red Lion Tavern & Cafe 2104 Talleyrand Ave. 32206 904-353-6891 RED DOG SALOON 12542 S. Hwy. 301 Starke, FL 32091 904-964-7798 RENI’S REDNECK YACHT CLUB 850019 US Hwy. 17 N. Yulee, FL 32097 904-225-0272 RENI’S ROOSTER 12661 Phillips Hwy. Bayard, FL 32256 904-880-1111 RIVER’S EDGE SPORTS BAR 915 S. 14th St. Fernandina Bch. FL 904-491-3849 RUMORS TAVERN 4444 SW 20th Ave. Gainesville FL 352-335-5972 SAM’S PLACE Hwy. 79 No., Bonifay, FL 850-547-3338 Santa fe Bar US 441 in High Springs 386-454-9461 SHELIA'S BAR 4071 NW 110th Dr. Jasper, FL 32052 SMITH LAKE BAR & PACKAGE 5030 CR 214, Keystone Hgts. FL 32656 352-473-4534 SONY & JO'S PUB 115 S. Central Ave. Jasper, FL 32052 spindrifter 16130 NW US Hwy. 441 Alachua, FL 32615 386-462-9081 sPORTS PAGE WINGS & GRILLE 450061 SR 200 (A1A) Callahan, FL 32011 904-879-9464 steel pony 5312 Jammes Road, Jax 32210 904-777-5630 SUGAR TREE CAFE 127 East Call St. Starke, FL 904-964-3003 THE HONKY TONK 2254- Hwy. 83 N., De Funiak Springs, FL 850-892-4660 the howling wolf 1701 State Rd 100 Melrose, FL 32666 352-473-0773 The Junction 120 NE Sixth Ave. Williston 32696 352-528-0518 THE OUTPOST 4576 County Hwy. 3280, Freeport, FL 850-835-2779 THE PALACE SALOON 117 Centre St. Frenandina Bch. 32034 The rehab saloon 3297 Hwy 17 N Green Cove Springs, FL 904-531-9319 The Runaway 16212 E. Hwy. 98 Panama City, FL 850-874-0059 THUNDERBIRD 2175 N. Hwy 470 Lake Penasoffkee 352-793-5793 Timbuktu Lounge 17420 N. Hwy 30 Starke

854 Baldwin Ave. DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435 850-892-7360 West End Liquor 5350 NW 50th Ave. Chiefland FL 32626 352-472-4229 Whitey’s Fish Camp 2032 CR. 220 Orange Park 32003 904-269-4198 white elephant 7900 St. Rd. 100 Keystone Hgts. 352-473-2194 WINGS OF FIRE 397- E. James Lee Blvd. Crestview, FL 32539 850-689-3473 world famous round bar 414 NE 39th Ave. Gainesville 32609 352-376-6644

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ABICCA CONTRACTING, INC. 5668 State Hwy 20 E. Freeport, FL 32439 850-685-3868 AMERICAN LEGION POST 75 898 James Lee Blvd., Crestview, FL 850-689-3195 big city tattoo 1975 Wells Rd- 6854 Arlington Expwy. 904-276-9619 BUDDY’S BAIT & TACKLE 1771 Hwy. 83 N. DeFuniak Springs, 850-951-2433 Clippers Baber Shop 44972 Hwy. 301 Callahan, FL 904-876-0169 Dream Catcher Tattoo 1807 N. Main St. 32206 904-924-0730 ENCARDES CUSTOM HOMES 48 White Rd. DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433 850-951-2433 ENCARDES TRUCKING & SERVICES, INC. 74 Popcorn Ave. DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433 850-892-6989 Fast Boys Wings 12220 Atlantic Blvd . 32225 904-221-9464 FIRST NATIONAL BANK & TRUST 298 Hwy. 90 E. DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433 850-951-9900 HAIRBENDERS Westgate Plaza, SR 16 #114 St. Augustine, FL 32084 KINGS HWY. TOWING & RECOVERY 102 Auburn Road Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32547 850-863-1263 Law Office / Dale Workman 309 NE 1st Ave. Gainesville, FL 32601 352-333-7676 Live Wire Tattoo 815-1 Beach Blvd. 32250 246-3919 love 2 ride 32753 Hwy 17 N Green Cove Springs, FL 904-284-4321 METAL & VINYL PRODUCTS 14 Duval St. Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32547 850-864-3322 Nations Financial inc 10769 Beach Blvd #12, Jacksonville 904-482-1029 Open Road Leathers 10271 Beach Blvd. 32246 646-1101 OVER THE EDGE TATTOO & GRAPHICS 1504 US Hwy. 90 West, De Funiack Springs, FL 850-892-6677 Peter Laczko Insurance 1500 Corporate Center Way Wellington, FL 33414 561-333-5050 RENEGADE CLASSICS 4100 Gulf Breeze Pkwy. Gulf Breeze, FL 850-932-9216 SMITTY’S 4017 Bronko Rd. Middleburg, FL 282-5288 sound depot & perf. 405 NW 13th St. Gainesville, FL 32601 352-374-7700 The leather lady 11565-226 N. Main St. 32218 757-4151 THE TWISTED SISTER 108 NE Choloka Blvd. Micanopy 352-466-4040 TJ’s Painting 734 Luna St. Jacksonville, FL 32205 904-382-6871 UNIVERSITY PAWN & JEWELRY 320 SW 16 Ave. Gainesville 32601 VANGUARD BANK 2150 S. Ferdon Blvd. Crestview, FL 32539 850-682-2287 WRIGHT-CLENE CARPET CLEANING 212 Emma Lane DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433 850-892-1304


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Okay, time to get things caught up here, On Saturday, March 21st, which was after our deadline for April's issue, there were 2 huge events going on that I somehow managed to get covered. Love 2 Ride Biker Consignment Shop in Green Cove Springs held their first monthly Bike & Hot Rod Cruise In. This is now a monthly event that was going to be held the 3rd Saturday of each month, but is now on the 3rd Sunday of each month. Ike & Dee have done a fantastic job with the expansion of the store, you have got to ride down and check it out. I arrived just before noon, Clint McFarland & Black Creek Rizin' provided the live music, there was a mobile bike service trailer on site, and plenty of good food and cold drinks. The Black Creek Chapter of ABATE of FL, Inc. was on hand, dealing the cards for the 1st stop of their Run to help fight Crohn's Disease. Make plans for a nice Sunday ride and stop in; the next Cruise In will be on May 23rd. Next on the list was the Bike Night Kick Off Party/World Record Beer Bong Attempt up at Cross Creek Steakhouse on Lem Turner just south of I-295. Paul and his crew have been putting on the premiere Bike Night in Jacksonville, every Saturday for about 8 months now. Great bands & food, ice cold beer, vendors, games, prizes, babes, and of course, 'iron'. As of this writing we still don't know if the new record was set. Check out the pictures, they tell the story better than I can. The first weekend in April found me down in St. Augustine as part of the sound crew for The St. Augustine Rotary's Rhythm & Ribs Festival. 3 days of BBQ and live music. Leon Russell was the headliner on Saturday, you want to talk about a 'class act', Leon, his band, and crew are it! Then it was on to the Clay Co. Fair, Wednesday, the 8th, for .38 Special. Big Engine opened the show, and staying true to their roots, rocked the place. By the time .38 Special took the the stage, there weren't any seats left, and the standing room was fading fast. The weekend, 10th & 11th found me playing with Southern Rukus back at the Clay Co. Fair. A new bill has been introduced in Washington DC. The politicians have been doing everything they can to keep it as quiet as possible, because they don't want you to know what they are trying to do. This is the Blair Holt Firearm Licensing & Record of Sale Act of 2009. To find out about this - go to any government website and type in HR 45 or Google HR 45 Blair Holt Firearm Licensing & Record of Sales Act of 2009. You will get all the information. Basically this would make it illegal to own a firearm - any rifle with a clip or ANY pistol unless: It is registered. You are fingerprinted. You supply a current Driver's License. You supply your Social Security #. You will submit to a physical & mental evaluation at any time of their choosing. Each update - change or ownership through private or public sale must be reported and costs $25. Failure to do so, you automatically lose the right to own a firearm and are subject up to a year in jail. It is time to stand up and say "NO"! Get with your local ABATE Chapter, or other Motorcycle Rights Organization, and get involved. And now, deadline arrives. Please check the Crusin' Calendar for what's coming up, patronize the business that you see advertising in Full Throttle Magazine, because of them, you get the magazine for free. As always, RIDE LOUD & RIDE SAFE


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Hello everyone, sorry I missed you last month but scheduling did not seem to line up with the deadline. Anyway, we just experienced one of the most amazing bike rally's. It took place in a little town north west of Jacksonville that goes by the name of Angel City. This rally took place from Thursday until Sunday. It was nothing short of a bikers paradise. Anything you could want was readily available with the exception of day care. Anywhere from 60 to 75, quite possibly even more, of our immediate friends from the westside attended this PARTY. We had an unfortunate mishap on the first night there. We would like to wish a speedy recovery to TWO DAWGZ down - Big Dawg & Lee. There will be a benefit poker run in May (date still to be posted) for our two friends to help with all of the expenses in order to help them get back on the road & on their feet. It's a great thing to see friends really come together during rough roads. Until next time, keep it vertical & in the wind. Lil'Bit


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Wow, what a month!!! Been a busy month for me starting with the Rajun Cajun Run on Sat the 21st. This is my first run on my new bike woohoo!! We started early meeting up at Miss Lily’s in White Springs with bloody marys. We headed out of there with about 25 bikes, heading up to Jasper were we met up with a few more bikes and finished on to the Rajun Cajun in Lake Park, GA. I had never been there before so I had to try the food. It was really good and they have a nice set up there. So if you want to ride somewhere different take a ride up to the Rajun Cajun, you’ll have an enjoyable ride and good food waiting on you. The next weekend on the 28th I was off and running again, with APC cycles and the 2nd Quarter Run. This time the run is to benefit Lake City Christian Center. This is a wonderful place for anyone needing help with food, clothes, and utilities. I have actually had to have them help me in the past and they are wonderful people. The run started at Columbia County Cycles with breakfast from the Blue Roof Café’. This ride brought 65 riders and around $2000 for the center. Mike made the map for this ride and did a great job. It was a lovely ride through some great country roads, thanks Mike!!!! April 2-4th was the 7th annual Rock-n-Wheels event at the Spirit of the Suwannee. This was the best weekend I have had yet this yr. I need to personally thank Dave Hogan, Chris of Furst Automotive, Kevin & Paul of Gainesville Harley, and Ralph & Cookie for the fantastic job of putting this event all together. They definetly had everything together well. On Friday there was a poker run for a local family in need. Buddy Cole was on his way to work on March 28, when a truck pulled out in front of him sending him to ICU, so proceeds from the run and event are going to him, his wife Margie, and two daughters. There were 80-100 bikes on the ride and the event raise over $5000 in proceeds, which over $1000 of it was donated by Gainesville Harley. Saturday was a full day of music, games, contests, and just plain old fashion fun. Saturday night was the porta-potty races. A friend of mine did the race, and she had a blast. This was something kind of new for me, boy did it look fun. Next time hope I find me a rider to pull me in the race, woohoo!! The following weekend brought a party with a group of people who mean a lot to me. It was the 10th Anniversary of the Southern Sons. This is an awesome group of people and I luv spending time with them out at any event they hold. This year, Taz was the event coordinator and I have to say congrats Taz you did a marvelous job, thanks. Hope to see ya’ll around for another 10 yrs or more. If you ever wish to see more of me, my pics from my events, upcoming events or just email me to say hey, please come see me on my web page www.bikerornot.com/tripp1966. See you next month. Ride safe, play hard!!!!!


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MAY 3 - BINGO FOR BOOBS RIDE - Ribbon Riders First Annual Bingo For Boobs Ride & Event, Sunday May 3rd, 2009. Starts at East Orlando Harley-Davidson at 8:00am with last bike out 9:30am. Ends at Route 46 Entertainment District in Sanford with all bingo cards in by 12:00 noon. $15 per person includes event pin and polishing cloth (for first 300 registrants), bingo card, goody bag and raffle ticket. Pre-register at www.ribbonriders.org to guarantee limited edition event items and receive an extra bingo card. Lunch available for $8 per person. Event includes bingo run, prizes, 50/50, raffles, auction, entertainment, vendors and special performance by World Champion Central Florida Drill Team. All money raised stays in Central Florida to help breast cancer patients. Ribbon Riders is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so your donations may be tax deductible. Vendor space and sponsorships available. Please call 407.257.2696, email info@ribbonriders. org or visit our website www.ribbonriders.org for more information. Everyone welcome on two or four wheels. MAY 3 - 5TH ANNUAL SHANDS BURN CENTER POKER RUN Sponsored by the Red Knights Firefighters Motorcycle Club Florida, Chapter 11. Best hand wins an 8 day/7 night resort vacation at the Grand Seas. $15 per person: includes food and entertainment at the White Eagle Lounge. Proceeds to benefit The Shands Burn Center, Gainesville, Florida. Registration at 9:30am with first bike out at 10:30am. Last bike out by 11:30 and last bike in by 4pm. Stops include White Eagle Lounge, Corky Bell's, Panama Hatties, Iron Boot Pub, and River Grille. For more info call 386-446-2410 or visit www. rkmcfl11.org MAY 15-17 - BARE BUNS BIKERS POKER RUN - Bare Buns Bikers Poker Run and Pool Party Cypress Cove Resort 4425 Pleasant Hill Road Kissimmee Florida 34736 Registration day of event starting at 9am - First bikes out 9:30 am Vendors, Bike Show, Games, live entertainment. Contact Bare Buns Bikers at info@barebunsbikers.com or www.barebunsbikers.com MAY 16 - HARELY'S AND HOT RODS OPEN SHOW - Registration starts at 10am till 12noon with no entry fee.1st place both car and bike win a trophy and $1,000 Seminole H-D gift card! 2nd place in both gets trophy and $750 gift card and 3rd gets trophy and $500 gift card. FREE BEER also! For more info call 407-467-0462 JUNE 14 - HIRAM'S RIDERS ANNUAL POKER RUN - Registration Starts at 9:30 am. First bike out at 10:00 am. Last bike in 4:00 pm. Proceeds go to AZAN Shrine Children’s Hospital Transportation fund. $10.00 per hand. Buy an extra card at last stop.Two Starting Points. Southern Rt. starts at Space Coast Harley in Palm Bay. Northern Rt. Starting place is TBD. Run ends at Lou’s Blues. $600.00 best hand. $400.00 worst hand. 50 / 50, card wheel, raffle, auction, food and entertainment at Lou’s blues. Mark your calendar and come out and join us for a good ride and a good time for a great cause. No bike, drive your car.

Cruisin' Destination Daytona 3rd Sat. of Each Month I-95 and US Highway 1 Daytona, FL 386-671-7103 Destination Daytona Block Party! Bike Night 1st Satuday I-95 and US Highway 1 (exit 273) Daytona, FL 386-671-7103 Orlando Harley Harley's and Hot Rods 2nd Friday of every month 3770 37th St. 407-423-0346 Pompano Harley-Davidson 2900 Center Court Cir. Pompano Beach, FL 954-545-3200 Putnam County Swap Meet (3rd Sunday) 117 Yelvington Rd. East Palatka, Fl 32131 floridaswapmeet.com 386-868-3727 352-505-8287

Sunrise Harley-Davidson 2nd and 4th Friday Bike Nights 201 Int'l Parkway Sunrise, FL 33325 954-414-4135 Sunrise Harley-Davidson Ladies Garage Party 201 Int'l Parkway Sunrise, FL 33325 954-414-4135 Trader Jacks 1st Tues. - Family Night 4425 N. Hwy 17 Deland, FL 32720 386-985-3456 Trader Jacks 1st Wed - Truck Night 4425 N. Hwy 17 Deland, FL 32720 386-985-3456

WEDNESDAY: Dale’s Ales 2400 N. Volusia Avenue Orange City, FL 386-775-2377

FRIDAY:

Trader Jacks 4425 N. Hwy 17 Deland, FL 32720 386-985-3456

SATURDAY:

Pirates Pub 25031 CR 42 Paisly, FL 352-669-3872


Full Throttle 99 EAST COAST AREA - Includes: Flagler Beach, Daytona, Daytona Beach, Melbourne, Orlando, Sanford & Vero Beach SALES & SERVICE alley cat cycle supply

140 Riverside Dr. Holly Hill 257-5999

Americal steel horse cycles

534 E. Intl Speedway Blvd. Deland, FL 32724 386-738-5959 0r 866-364-3904

american v-twin

5135 International Dr. Ste. 11 Orlando 1-407-903-0058 • 1-888-AM-V-TWIN

BIKERS BAY

1429 S. Woodland Blvd. DeLand, FL 32720 386-873-4910

bikes only body shop

3609 Old Winter Garden Rd. Ste. A1, Orlando 298-1556

black-gold daytona cycle

HARLEY-DAVIDSON of seminole

620 Hickman Circle Sanford 407-831-7888

Hedonist custom cycle

617 Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach FL 32168 386-427-0556

jZ rIDER

605 Hickman Cur. Sanford , FL 407-322-6722

Kissimmee motorsports

2485 Hwy 17-92 Sanford 321-0422

6440 N. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL

beer: 30 grille & pub

5812 S. Ridgewood Port Orange 761-5147

MASTERLINK CYCLE

millers custom parts moine cycle warehse.

1301 Atlanta Ave. Orlando, FL

new smyrna harley-davidson ORANGE CUSTOM CYCLES orlando h-d & buell

3709 N. Hwy. 17 DeLand, FL 32720 386-985-4850

9334 E. Colonial Drive Orlando 273-3579

806 N. Beach Street Daytona Beach 257-1300

1365 Bennett Drive Suite 101 Longwood 407-834-5007

1533 Ridgewood Ave. Holly Hill 615-1449

cycle & ski concepts

4230 CR 218, Unit 4 Middleburg, FL 904-291-6388

orlando yamaha

PETE G’S CHOPPER DESIGN SERVICES PITBULL MOTORCYCLE CO.

4340 N. Orange Blossom Trail Orlando. FL 32804 1-407-290-9212

PRO STREET CUSTOM CHOPPERS, INC.

cycle sports center

7850 N. Orange Blossom Trail Orlando, FL 32810 1-407-291-3331 QUICK DRAW 728B Ballough Rd. Daytona Beach 386-253-0900

CYCLE WORLD OF DAYTONA

2105 French Ave. Hwy. 1792 Sanford 330-2056

daytona fun machines

1903 S. Ridgewood Ave S. Daytona 767-8133

cycle riders

3450 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando 841-8641 4001 John Young Parkway, Orlando 32804 299-9191 2385 S. Ridgewood Ave. S. Daytona 386-761-2411 450 Ridgewood Ave. Holly Hill 238-0888

Scooters

scooters cycle

1113 N US 1 Ormond Beach 386-676-3832

dale's ales of orange city

Space Coast Harley-Davidson

745 Ridgewood Ave., Holly Hill 255-5596

dirty harry’s

701-705 Main St. 252-9877

dj’s deck

79 E. Dunlawton Ave. Port Orange 760-2277

Earl’s Hidaway

white eagle lounge

5533 US 1 Old Dixie Hwy. Krona 437-2341

WINGS-PIZZA-N-THINGS SPORTS & gRILL

2563 N. Atlantic Ave. Daytona Beach, FL 32118 386-898-0626

MISC

Pineda Inn porky’s Scores

6590 Old Winter Garden Rd. Orlando, FL

Sebastian Beach Inn

7035 S. Highway A-1-A Melbourn Beach 32951

smiley’s tap

A.M. METAL FINISHING, INC.

7594 Chancellor Drive, Orlando, FL 32809 407-843-0182 Fax: 407-849-1724

advance paging

233 East State Rd. 434 Longwood 831-6339

affordable screen

811 Willma St. Longwood

332-8106

All Steel Buildings

2593 Clank St. Suite 105 Apopka 295-2728

barney’s leather

438-N. Beach St. Daytona Beach 252-7770

buckle & hide

514 Main Street Orlando 253-9375

candance reed hair design

1425 S. R. 434 Ste.113 Longwood 767-0313

c & d Leather Orlando

Flea World #7, #9 Hwy 17-92

CENTURY 21

460 SR 436 Suite 104 Castleberry 407-331-7600

chopper design serv.

1365 Benette Dr. #101Longwood 834-5007

Cross Roads Leather

7565 Starky Seminole 33777

THE helmet shop

546 Ballough Rd. Daytona Bch., FL 32114

hot leathers factory

801 Main Street; Daytona Beach 238-1048

280 North SR 415 Osteen 321-2399

frank's place

SWAMP house GRILL

903-3681

146 N. Clark Rd. Ocee, FL 34761

froggers grill & bar

4459 N. Pinehills Road. Pine Hills 293-3199

froggys’ saloon

800 Main Street 259-0330

Gator’s Riverside Grille

4255 Peninsula Point Sanford 688-9700

george’s

gillys’ pub 44

grizzly bar & grill

400 Savage C., Longwood 339-1263

Handle Bar and Grill

3925 Clarcona-Ocoee Rd., Orlando, FL

hardcore custom cycles

110 Fairview Ave. Daytona Beach 386-253-1703

407) 253-2227

whiskey river north

3730 S.R. 46 Sanford 328-9096

21918 Hwy. 40 Astor Park, FL 32102 1-352-759-3991

2800 Melonville Sanford 321-5015

25629 Edgewater Dr, Orlando

wolfy’s

520 N. Palmetto Sanford 322-2150

foxhead lounge

exotic custom CHOPPERS

STROKERZ

PALM TREE HARBOR

704 S Lakeshore Bld. Howy In The Hills

1405 Indian River Drive Sebastian 32958 fireside 1161 N US 1 Ormond Beach bar 677-9609 1481 N US 1 Ormond Beach 676-2552 STEEL AROUND FOREST TAVERN

600 N Hwy 17-02 Longwood, 339-4949

3834 Commerce Loop, Orlando 32808 407-293-2228

6060 S. U.S. 1 Grant 32951

Hwy 309 Georgetown 467-3956

1440 Executive Circle N.E. Palm Bay 32905

street wi ze

Ozzie Crab House

diamond backs

1889 S. R. 44 New Smyrna Beach 428-6523

Deland Motorsports

orlando brewing

U.S. 1 Rockledge 32940

Space Coast bourget

3345 North Courtenay Pkwy. Merritt Island FL 321-454-4020

428-4858

2400 N Volusia Ave. Orange City, FL 32763 386-775-2377

5507 Edgewater Drive, Orlando 291-6562

3380 No. US1 Bunnell, FL 386-206-4832

2610 S. Woodlawn Blvd. Deland FL, 32720 386-740-2453

cathouse saloon

sinister cyclesports

daytona harley-davidson

290 N. Beach St. Daytona Beach 253-2453

MIKE'S CORNER

Captain Hairam’s

3770 37th St. Orlando 423-0346

crank & Chrome

cactus bob’s

150 U.S. 1 Sebastian 32958

MOTOR SPORTS OF ORLANDO

386-774-7713

custom works

310 Main Street 386-258-9506

3191 Highway A-1-a Indialantic 32903 MAIN STREET STATION 316 Main Street Daytona Beach FL 386-253-0024

8155 S. Hwy 17-92 Fern Park 831-8888

7230 NE Hwy 301 Orange Heights. 352-468-3979

custom iron

boot hill saloon

Lou’s Blues

3705 State Rd 44

cruise amer. motorcyce CURLY JIMS

1602 W. Airport Blvd. Sanford 323-1499

willy’s place

330 Madison Ave., Daytona Beach 248-8409

last resort bar

1566 S. French Ave. Sanford 330-1275

1899 S. R. 44 New Smyrna Beach 409-3034

2915 Orange Blossom Trail Kissimmee 931-1409

Archie’s

1040 Nursery Road. Winter Springs 695-6002

Clermont H-d

2480 S. Hwy 27 Clermont 352-243-7111

BIKER FRIENDLY BARS & RESTAURANTS

jerry’s italian restAURANT & pizza

mad creations custom cycles

1863 S. Ridgewood Ave. S. Daytona 761-0858

390 N. Beach St. Daytona Beach 258-3777

1068 N. US 1 Ormond Beach 677-1550

tri-city cycles

horse saloon

Junkyard saloon

Mobile Motorcycle Repair

carl’s speed shop

308 S. 2nd St. F lagler 439-3967

Ichabob’s

bar out back

7551 S Hwy 17-92 Fern Park

6073-1 Roosevelt Blvd. Jacksonville FL 32244 904-779-1133

BUY & RIDE MOTOR VEHICLES, INC.

2320 N. Highway A-1-A Indialantic 32903 iron

the trike shop

401 South Ocean Drive Ft. Pierce 34949

101 W. Cypress St. Kissimmee 870-5571

118 E. Fairview Ave. Daytona Beach 257-2269

Autos, Trucks & Motorcycles 6831 N. Orange Blossom Trail Orlando, FL 32810 1-407-294-6864

410 N. Beach Street Daytona Beach 257-0609

Lorenzo SELECT MOTOR INC.

legends cycles

348 Mason Ave, Holly Hill 253-1738

Boar's Nest Cycle Shop

hooter’s of merritt island

125 N. Sykes Creek Blvd. Merritt 32953

300 St. Laurant St. Longwood 767-5534 JOLLY GATOR FISH CAMP 4650 Highway 46, Geneva 407-349-5554

2881 N. Jouh Young Pkwy Kissimmee , FL

541 Ballough Rd. Daytona Beach 258-8020

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Treasure Coast Harley-Davidson

4967 S.E. Federal Highway Stuart 34997

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holly & dolly

512E Semoran Blvd. Casselberry

hooter’s Of melbourne

877 S. Babcock Melbourne 32901

488 W. Highbanks Rd. DeBary, FL 32713 386-668-8891

ted’s diner

855 S. Nova Rd. Ormond Beach 673-1898 THE HIDEAWAY BAR 516 Virginia Dr. Orlando, FL 407-898-5892

the oyster pub

555 Seabreeze Blvd. Daytona Beach 255-6348

the shark house

2929 N. Ocean Shore Blvd. Flagler 439-1000

trader jack's roadside

4425 N. US Hwy. 17 DeLand, FL 32725 386-985-3456

tucan willies

829-Eyrie Dr. Oviedo 366-6225

willie's "legendary" shark bar

i zod bike trailer rental magic bailbonds

1610 Tropic Mark Dr. Sanford 322-0000

main street leather

822 Main Street Daytona Beach 238-5564

PALATKA ARMY NAVY SURPLUS INC.

901 N. Hwy. 19 Palatka 386-328-8127

RJ’S LEATHER WORKS

1876 State Road 20 Hawthorne 352-481-3367

tobacco exotic

749 Intl. Speedway. Blvd. Daytona Beach 255-3782

whog

126 W. Intl Speedway Blvd. Daytona Beach 239-9506

willies tropical tattoo inc.

825 S. Yonge St. US-I Ormond Beach 672-1888

winter park pawn

2238 W. Fairbanks Ave. Winter Park 644-8747

1204 E. New York Ave. DeLand, FL 32724 386-734-0044

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Man, is it great to be in Florida or what!? There’s nothing like being able to ride all year round, if ya know what I mean. If you’re living in our Great Country, you just got to love it. I just can’t thank the vets that have kept us free to live life like we do. I hope God has blessed all of you the way he has me. I’m looking forward to next month’s Sore Ass Run with the last stop in Daytona and the party at the Grand Seas Resort. It will be one of the best runs we do all year. If you’re planning on making it, you should book your rooms now! This is going to be a blast so don’t get left out. The party will be out on the pool deck. Hope to see ya here. Till Next Time RIDE SOBER & SAFE Peewee


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