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04 - RM Letter from the
05 - MW Letter from the
06 - RM Calendar
07 - ME Calendar
09 - Pueblo Biker Bash
12 - The Switchback
15 - Stripper Palooza
16 - A New Twist on Pipes
17 - Mid-State Cycles:
35 Years and Counting
19 - Victory Touring 2012
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Another event coming up in September that I would
Trail Ridge Road (US 34) through Rocky Mountain like to draw your attention to is Emily’s Parade. For
National Park -- Take the Boulder Turnpike (US 36) those of you that live in Colorado, you surely remem-
west to Rocky Mountain National Park via Estes Park. ber the tragedy that took place on September 27, 2006
when an armed gunman entered Platte Canyon High
Colorado 14 through the Poudre Canyon west of Fort School and took seven girls hostage, ultimately killing
September is here, kids are going back to school, the Collins -- Take I-25 north and exit onto Colorado 14 Emily Keyes. Her parents have taken that horrible ex-
fall weather is sure to roll in shortly—can’t believe the heading west. (Exit # 269) You will pass through the perience and created the “I Love U Guys” Foundation
summer went by so fast. Actually I can. With all of town of Laporte before entering the beautiful Poudre in her honor. The foundation’s mission is to create and
the events, rides, rallies and runs we pack into our best Canyon in the Roosevelt National Forest. Drive to support safe environments in schools and elsewhere so
riding season, I feel like I haven’t stopped having fun Cameron Pass (10,276 feet) in the Medicine Bow our children can once again feel the joy of youth.
for even a minute. Tough life eh? Mountains for gorgeous views, and perhaps a picnic They have developed a Standard Response Protocol
lunch. for any school incident, that is now being adopted by
As fall rolls in, be sure to head up the hill and take a many of the public school systems. Having attended
ride through the beautiful Rockies to catch a glimpse Colorado 67 Between Divide and Cripple Creek -- this event several times, I can tell you it’s quite moving.
of the changing leaves. Below are some really great Take I-25 south to Colorado Springs, exit onto US 24 The ride begins at Columbine High School and pro-
options, but just about anywhere you go in the Col- west (exit 141) toward Woodland Park. At Divide ceeds up 285 to Platte Canyon High School to remem-
orado mountains will provide amazing views. head south on Highway 67 toward Cripple Creek and ber and honor those lost in both horrific tragedies.
Victor. Every dime raised goes directly to the foundation pro-
CO 103 from Evergreen Parkway west to Echo Lake. Now I’m going to take a minute for some personal viding programs to help keep our kids safe. It’s some-
Take Evergreen Parkway to Squaw Pass Road, turn bragging. I actually got off my bike for a day this sum- thing we should all be supporting!
west. Follow Squaw Pass Road (Hwy 103) for about mer to participate in a triathlon. The cause was breast
18 miles to Echo Lake. The road will twist and turn cancer research and a friend sort of suckered me in, Keep the shiny side up and a smile on your face!
through a mix of aspen and pine forests with several but I have to tell you it was an amazing experience.
good locations to pull off and take photos. Speaking of breast cancer research, I encourage you -Deb
all to attend the 11th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness
Guanella Pass between Grant and the top of the pass Ride on October 1 in Colorado Springs. The event
-- Take Highway 285 south from C470 through benefits the Susan G. Komen Foundation and is a
Conifer and Bailey. At the town of Grant, head north great ride. Check out the event calendar for more in-
on the Guanella Pass Scenic and Historic Byway to formation.
the top of the pass.
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SEPTEMBER 2011 5
Hey, we all make mistakes. When I was overrun with hormones at 16
and told a semi clothed Cathy P. her mom would never walk in on
us as I was heading for third base…..well…I was wrong. My bad.
When the reporter outside Fords Theatre asked Mrs. Lincoln “Other
than that, what did you think of the play?” ..well, there might have
been a timing issue….again…his bad. And last months letter from This also means I get a second bite at this apple. The winds have been
the editor ? Ooopsie. My bad. stirred. Some have a “wait and see” attitude and others are really get-
ting up some steam. Did you know there are 18,000-plus registered
A quick recap..we were showing the letter that Dale Schmidt, Sheriff Motorcyclist VOTERS in Washington County? Maybe someone
of Washington County, had written to justify his inflicting an arbi- ought to consider that when they are cowing down to the ten people
trary noise standard targeting bikers in that County (One that who are speed dialing the office every time their neighbors grass gets
STOCK MOTORCYCLES CANNOT PASS) for collect fines to line to long or they hear a noise they don’t like. That’s a bad ratio to fall
the County coffers. on the wrong side of around election time. 18,000 to 10. Anyway,
my apologies to Steve for our technical faux pas (That’s French for
When we went to print, the letter’s last two paragraphs had an odd oopsie).. We all agree we need to focus on ALL avenues to remove
break inserted. They read: the fines and remove the profile based discriminatory enforcement
“…and is acceptable to the greater community who has grown tired that is targeting US. (I wonder how many noise tickets got issued for
of hearing excessively loud motorcycles. the 30 other things that the average person might use that are louder
than a motorcycle we found online? Can you say FREEDOM OF
Dale K. Schmidt Sheriff INFORMATION ACT?)
As a respected leader in the motorcycle industry I invite you to share Now, I took a chance and did a little riding on my modified bike
this letter with your membership. While I expect some defensiveness through the “County that hates bikers” on my way to Waupon. There
from individual riders initially, once understood, most riders will agree is nothing like an evening run with 5 other Brothers through the Ket-
I am trying to address the most serious offenders which is good for cy- tle Moraine area. On the way out we saw a fantastic sunset and on
cling overall. Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated. the way back, there was only the rumble of our motors and the lights
from our bikes, as we cruised down farm roads and through the Hori-
Sincerely, con National Wildlife preserve. What a ride. You should try it some-
Steven Panters” time. It did reaffirm I am a genius for installing a Windshield (along
with my socially reprehensible and legal in every other county in Wis-
It should have read ““…and is acceptable to the greater community consin sound distributors…er..Pipes). There be BUGS out at night.
who has grown tired of hearing excessively loud motorcycles. LOTS OF BUGS!
As a respected leader in the motorcycle industry I invite you to share Times are still tough. You know that. Over the last year I have
this letter with your membership. While I expect some defensiveness pointed out quite a bit that you need to…you know what? Not again.
from individual riders initially, once understood, most riders will agree If you don’t have the business you want walking through your door
I am trying to address the most serious offenders which is good for cy- or ordering from your sight, you should have gotten the message by
cling overall. Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated. now. When you figure it out…call me and we’ll help you fix it.
Sincerely, Also, I am still looking for some die hard individuals with thick skin
Dale K. Schmidt Sheriff ” to go and visit those that have not seen the light and talk to them
about investing in effective advertising. We want to bring on experi-
Now that makes MUCH MORE SENSE.. doesn’t it? The program enced people that can take the lead and operate independently as we
we used to convert it from a picture to a word document put the expand our coverage. Again, email me with your qualifications and
Sheriffs signature (after that lame excuse about why he is targeting lets hit the road.
motorcycles) above HIS final stab at why he was being forced to rein
in those pesky Bikers, then followed with Steve Pantern’s sign- ‘Nuff said. See you on the road .
off/name. It looks like Steve inserted that last paragraph as HIS PiR8
words and says what the Sheriff is doing is OK…NOT THE CASE. Pir8@quickthrottle.com
Steve’s name only appeared in the “addressee” portion of the letter.
No opinion was given in the letter, but I have it on good source that
He (and ABATE) are as disappointed in the arbitrary enforcement of
a standard on LEGAL rides as we are.
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SEPTEMBER motorcycle leaves at 10:00 am. The ride fee is $20.00 Rally in Commerce City. The memorial ride will also
for the rider and $10.00 for a passenger. All money support the Colorado Mounted Rangers.
August 30-September 4 raised will be put in a fund for 2 year old Koston who
Ignacio Bike Week – Rally headquarters are at the lost his father in action in Afghanistan. For more in- September 17
corner of Goddard Ave and Ute St. Ignacio, CO. formation call (303) 564-9302 The 3 B’s Run – Sponsored by PT’s Penthouse and
Events start Thursday at 10AM. Includes poker runs, Diamond Cabaret. Startes at PT’s, 1601 W. Evans in
bike games, burn-out contest, bike parade, bull riding, 9th Annual Wind & Fire Burnout Poker Run - Denver. Registration from 10-11 AM. $20/rider,
music and more. Contact 970-259-9302 or. Sponsored by Thunder Mountain Wind & Fire. The $10/passenger. Includes t-shirt, free buffet, cash
www.ignaciobikeweek.com poker run will start at Moto Adventure, 6385 Byrd prizes and contests at all stops. Proceeds benefit
Dr, Loveland. Registration is from 8:30 am to 10:00 Breast Cancer Research. www.the3bsrun.com.
September 1-5 am. The motorcycle ride ends in Fort Collins with
Sugar Pine Ranch Rally – Mancos, CO. Registration door prizes and an auction. Cash prizes will be September 17-18
begins at 8AM on Thursday. Event includes dice awarded to the winners. The poker run will be bene- First Annual Gearhead Nationals – Sponsored by
runs, bike show, bike rodeo, poker runs, burnout con- fiting Angel Faces. For more information go to Bangin Bars Promotions. Held at the Lincoln Couty
test, loug pip contest, vendors, music and more. Con- http://www,tmwf.us. Fairgrounds in Hugo, CO. Event includes half mile
tact: 970-799-0933, 970-882-2456 or dirt track races, a chopper show, swap meet, music
www.sugarpineranchrally.com Law Dogs Poker Motorcycle Poker run – Limon and more. Events being at 10AM. Contact: 720-884-
Ambulance Shed, 110 A Avenue, Limon, CO. $500 7530 or www.banginbarspromotions.com
High hand, $100 low hand, door prizes, $20 registra-
September 2-5 tion, $10 second rider. Over 100 miles of riding on 2 September 18
lane blacktop through rural Lincoln County. Ride Third Annual Justin Baur Memorial Run – Event
Thunder in the Rockies. Thunder Mountain Harley proceeds benefit the three Ambulance services of starts at VFW Post 6624, 35501 State St, Evans, CO.
Davidson. The 7th annual Thunder in the Rockies Lincoln County. Registration begins at 08:30, last Registration from 9AM to 10AM, fee is $20. Ride
Bike Rally is a four-day event happening ends with entertainment, raffles, food and
over Labor Day weekend (September 2- more. All bike welcome. Proceeds used
5, 2011). This year’s highlights include: to support families of active duty military.
•Over 30,000 people •Live music includ- Contact: 970-339-2411
ing local and national bands •Harley-
Davidson® Demo fleet (featuring the September 25
new Jumpstart Ride Simulator and Emily’s Ride – Sponsored by the ‘I Love
models such as the Tri Glide™ Trike You Guy’s Foundation’. Ride starts at
and CVO™ Screamin Eagle® available Columbine High School, 6201 S. Pierce
to test ride) •The Full Throttle Saloon St, Littleton, CO. Registration begins at
•Midget wrestling •Competitions •100+ 10:30AM. Ride leaves at 11AM. 45 mile
vendors And much, much more! ride ends in Bailey. Contact 303-426-3100
9th Annual Wind & Fire Burnout OCTOBER
Poker Run – Moto Adventure, 6385
Byrd Dr, Loveland, CO. Registration October 1
8:30-10:00AM. T his is a five stop 11th Annual BCA Ride – Sponsored by
poker run benefiting Angel Faces, with Mountain Shadow Riders. Event starts at
cash prizes for poker run and with the Western Omlette, Colorado Springs, CO,
final stop at Old Chicago in Ft Collins 9AM. Proceeds will go to the Susan G.
at Harmony and Timberline where Komen Foundation. Contact 719-697-
there will be door prizes and an auction. This run has bike out at 10:00. Come for the poker run, stay for 3275 or www.mountainshadowriders.com
a reputation of giving away lots of fantastic door the Hub City Classic Car Show. Visit www.col-
prizes and great auction items. Thunder-Mountain oradolawdogs.com/events.html 15th Annual T. B. Run – Rocky Mountain Harley
Wind and Fire is made up of local firefighters who Davidson, 2885 W. County Line Road, Littleton, CO.
ride and want to help a GREAT charity. All modes Guardian of the Flame Torch Ride – Sponsored by 12PM. This is a poker run to some of Denver’s
of transportation welcome. www.tmwf.us Thunder Mountain Harley Davidson, benefiting Spe- best,(and worst) adult establishments. 100% of funds
cial Olympics Colorado. Registration at 8AM, last raised are given to The Komen Race for the Cure on
bike out at 10AM. $30/rider, $20/passenger. Poker Sunday morning. Contact PaPaLew Vaughan, fat-
Annual All Patriots Run – Sponsored by Combat run, door prizes, raffle, auction and more. Raffle for firstname.lastname@example.org
Veterans Motorcycle Association. Ride starts at 2009 Thunder Mountain Custom “Spitfire”. Visit
Golden VFW, Golden, CO. Registration begins at www.specialolympicsco.org October 2
9:30AM, last bike out at 11AM. Ride fee includes 24th Annual High Country Toy Run - The biggest &
food and entertainment. Ends with raffles, food and September 11 best Toy Run making Christmas better for local kids.
more. Benefits the Mountain States Chapter of Par- 911 Freedom Rally – Sponsored by KMGH 7, Best Admission: 1 new toy per person. Huge raffle and
alyzed Veterans of America. Contact: 720-271-1426 Buy and Dicks Sporting Goods Park. Events will be auction at the post run party at Cowboys nightclub.
or www.cvmacolorado.com held at Dicks Sporting Goods Park. Event includes Free USMC ride pin for every participant.
a charity ride, bike show, music and more. Proceeds For more information call Pro Promotions at
Veterans 4 Veterans Charity Poker Run - Fort Car- will help veterans, firemen, police and first respon- 719.487.8005 or www.pro-promotions.com
son Gate 1, Colorado Springs, CO. Starts at 9AM. ders. Contact 303-843-6200 or www.911freedom-
All stops will be at Veterans Nursing homes or Me- rally.org October 8
morials $25.00 per bike All proceeds go to the Craw- IPE’s 2nd Annual Biketoberfest – Benefits Easter
ford House, A homeless Veteran shelter operated by Ranger Bell Memorial Run - Sponsored by Outpost Seals Colorado. Two Doors Down, 8800 Washing-
the Colorado Veterans Resource Coalition. Contact Harley Davidson , and 911 Freedom Rally. The ride ton St, Denver. One day, one place, live band. $15
719-495-5660, email@example.com. starts at Oupost Harley Davidson, 5001 North Eliz- for food, music and giveaways. Silent auction, door
abeth Street in Pueblo. Onsite registration begins at prizes and 50/50. Contact Roger Jujan for more
2nd Annual Poker Run for Koston - The ride starts 7:30 am and the ride leaves at 9:00 am. Pre-registra- info—404-521-8808.
at Let It Ride, 8425 West Colfax Avenue in Lake- tion is available. The ride will end at the 911 Freedom
wood. Registration begins at 9:00 am and the first
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10 SEP Des Moines, IA ABATE of Iowa D4 24 SEP Cannon Falls, Mn Ride and ing. 13-classes, entry $ 5.00. 8AM – 3PM. Vendor
- Fun Run. Starts at Sambetti’s Bar, 1430 2nd Ave @12 fund raiser for the Polytruma/sever brain injury center spaces $ 30.00. Vendor set-up 6AM – 8AM. Admis-
PM. FMI: http://www.abateiowa.org/districts/d04 at the VA. Hospital in Minneapolis. The events in- sion $ 5.00, under 14-free, free parking. 630 / 985 –
clude a pancake breakfast 8-10 am. motorcycle fun
run, register from 8-10 am. $10.00 entry. Golf tourna- 2097 www.walneckswap.com
10 SEP Little Chute, WI Nick‘s Ride to Re-
member. Starts at 5th Quarter Sports abr. Registration ment, car show. silent auction and chicken BBQ. FMI:
starts @8 am to 9:45 for an all bike ride to Huss\‘s 507.250.6418 22 OCT CHICAGO RIDGE, IL H a l -
Hideaway in Cecil and will return to the 5th Quarter loween Benefit for Mitchel Ramirez. Starts at Glenn
around 3pm for the rest of the activities, including 25 SEP Des Moines, IA ABATE of Iowa D4 Maker American Legion Post No. 1160, 10739 Ridge-
,silent auctions, basket raffles, bands inside and under - Dinner-Ride. Starts at Maingate Bar. 2956 E. Grand land Avenue. 7 PM Hosted by South Suburban
a tent, bake sales restored military vehicles, army ve- @ 2 PM. FMI:
hicles and so much more. All to benefit families, Reg- http://www.abateiowa.org/districts/d04/ A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois. $10 donation. Food – Raffles –
ular and Military in medical crisis, Little Chute High Music – Costume Contest – Split the Pot and more.
school, Wreaths across America,and Night Stalker 25 SEP Martinsville, IN W a l - Funds raised during this event help with Mitch’s med-
Assoc. www.communitybenefittree.org for more neck’s Motorcycle Swap Meet & Show. ALL ical expenses. FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org or http://ss-
BRANDS of bikes & parts, at Morgan County Fair- abate.org
11SEP TINLEY PARK,IL 5th An- grounds, 252 Hospital Road, Martinsville, Indiana
nual Cpl Kevin Clarke Memorial Rid.Ride to benefit 46151. Rte 37 & Hospital Road. Indoors & out, rain 23 OCT Springfield, OH Wal-
The Heart of A Marine Foundation. Starts at Ameri- or shine. American, British, Japanese & European mo-
can Legion Post 615, s: 17423 S. 67th Court. The ride torcycles & parts. Indoors & out, rain or shine. Show neck’s Motorcycle Swap Meet & Show. Clark County
will run in conjunction with a village wide ceremony with trophies by public judging. 13-classes, entry $ Fairgrounds, 4401 S, Charleston Pike, I-70 at exit 59,
to honor the 10th anniversary of those lost in the 9/11 5.00 8AM – 3PM, Vendor spaces $ 30. Vendor set-up Springfield, Ohio.45502. Indoor three heated build-
terrorist attacks. The run will go to Abraham Lincoln 6AM – 8AM. Admission $ 5.00 , under 14-free, free ings & out, rain or shine. All brands of motorcycles
National Cemetery for a ceremony, then return to Post parking. 630 / 985 – 2097 www.walneckswap.com and parts. Show with trophies by public judging. 13-
615 for food, entertainment and raffles. Registration
fees are $20 for riders, $10 for passengers. Cars are classes, entry $5..00. 8AM – 3PM, vendor spaces $
27 SEP LA CROSSE,WI Fall Flood Run
gladly welcomed. There will be an optional pancake South 8:00am. the Flood Run Is one of the oldest and 40. Vendor set-up 6AM – 8AM. Admission $ 6.00,
breakfast from 7-10AM for a $5.00 fee. FMI: 708-601- larger runs in America. The original run went down under 14-free, free parking. 630 / 985-2097 www.wal-
1884 Minnesota highway 61 to Winona to help sandbag neckswap.com
during the 1965 floods. NEW OFFICIAL FLOOD
12-17 SEP MARENGO, IL VICTORY ROAD RUN START POINT NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS OCTOBER 23 MENASHA, WI*
CHALLENGE – At Randy’s Cycle – Ride a Victory The Flood Run is a charity event for Gillette Chil-
and a Harley back to back and dare to compare! Hrs. dren’s Hospital. The Flood Run Benefit Wristband in MOTORCYCLE SWAP MEET By GT Promotions-
M-F 9-6, Sat 9-5. Call to reserve your spot! 815-923- 1970 was $10 and still is! \“ Purchase Your Flood Sabre Lanes, 9am-4pm. 7/$6 w/Abate Card, Kids
0600 or 877-586-9446. 18307 Beck Rd. More info: Run® Benefit Wristband and Merchandise at many under 10 & Disabled Vets Free. 1330 Midway Rd.
www.randyscycle.com SEE AD locations along the run. FMI: www.floodrun.org More info: 920-202-4590.
19-24 SEP STERLING, IL V I C - 30 SEP- 1 OCT PLYMOUTH, IN VIC- 6 NOV Shepherdsville, KY Wal-
TORY ROAD CHALLENGE – At Douglas & Frye TORY MOTORCYCLES 2012 DEMO TRUCK
Motorsports- (New date since Aug calendar) Ride a EVENT – Hosted by Turn One Motorsports 10-5 FRI neck’s Motorcycle Swap Meet , we are moving back
Victory and a Harley back to back and dare to com- & 10-3 SAT. Come & try out all the new 2012 Victo- to the November date .( just South of Louisville , KY
pare! Hrs. M- 9-6, T/W 9-5, Th/F 9-6, Sat 9-3. Re- rys! Food/Refreshments available- Dealer event pro- ), Bullitt County Fairgrounds, I-65 & Rte 245 ( exit
freshments selected days/times. 1902 N. Locust St. motional incentives- 3000 Miller Dr. More info: 112 ) (N.E.corner )., Indoors (heated ) and outdoors
More info: 815-625-4426 or www.douglasfryemotor- 574-936-9192 or visit www.turn1.com pavilion, rain or shine. All brands of motorcycles and
cycle.com SEE AD
parts. 8AM – 3PM admission $ 6.00 , under 14-years
6-9 OCT Cave in the Rock, IL H O G R O C K T O - old free, free parking. Vendor space $40 – 10’ x 10’ in-
18 SEP, Monroe, MI Walneck’s Motorcycle Swap BERFEST. \“Mardi Gras in the Fall\“ Bands/Enter-
Meet & Show. Monroe County Fairgrounds. 3775 S. tainment, Wild Contests, Vendors, Field Events, doors, $ 40 outdoors with a larger space.. Vendor set
Custer, Monroe, Michigan 48161. ½-half hour from Camping and more! Located in beautiful Southern Illi- up 6AM – 8AM. Info 630 / 985 – 2097 www.wal-
Toledo or Detroit. 5-miles west of I-75, on Hwy M- nois on the Ohio River, next to the Shawnee National neckswap.com
50. Indoors & out, rain or shine. All brands of motor- Forest. Come Party \‘til the Leaves fall off the Trees!
cycles & parts.. Show with trophies by public judging. FMI: www.hogrock.com NOVEMBER 6 NEILLSVILLE,
13-classes, entry $ 5.00 8AM – 3PM. Vendor spaces
$ 40., vendor set up 6AM. Admission $ 6.00, under WI* MOTORCYCLE SWAP MEET By GT Promo-
8 OCT Plainsfield,IL Reindeer Toy Run. tions- Clark County Fairgrounds, 9am-4pm. $7/$6
14-free, free parking. 630 / 985-2097, www.walneck-
swap.com. SEE AD Starts at American Legion Marne Post #13, 24741 W
w/Abate Card, Kids under 10 & Disabled Vets Free.
Renwick Road, Plainsfield,IL. Reg at 8 AM. 100 mile
Hwy 10 @Fairground Ave. More info: 920-202-4590.
20-21 SEP ALTOONA, WI VICTORY DEMO motorcycle/vehicle run with stops along the way.
TRUCK EVENT—Hosted by Sport Rider, Inc. 9 AM home cooked meal on returning, 50/50 raffles, raffle
baskets and more. All toys and donations collected NOVEMBER 13 KANKAKEE, IL*
– 5:30 PM (or later). Come try out all the 2012 Victo-
rys!! Food, refreshments, event promotional incen- will be distributed to local needy children at xmas. fun MOTORCYCLE SWAP MEET By GT Promotions-
tives. 1504 N. Hillcrest Pkwy. For more info/details, day for whole family. $15 per person/driver and $5 per Kankakee County Fairgrounds, 9am-4pm. $7/$6
call 866-834-0244 or visit www.sportriderinc.com passenger plus a new unwrapped toy Dinner included w/Abate Card, Kids under 10 & Disabled Vets Free.
with registration bike blessing at 10:30am & 1st bike 213 W. 4000 South Rd. More info: 920-202-4590.
24 SEP Baraboo, WI The R.A.P. Ride . starts at Liv- out 11am. dinner apprx 3:30pm live music also see us
ing Hope Church S 3963 Hwy. 12. Registration on facebook 18 DEC St.Charles, IL Walneck’s Motorcy-
9am/Ride 10:30am. Approximate 100 mile benefit
motorcycle ride in south central Wisconsin for Com- cle Swap Meet. Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S.
passion International to raise money for Aides relief. 16 OCT, Sandwich, IL Walneck’s Motorcy- Randall Road, ( Rte 64 & Randall ), St.Charles, Il. In-
On site registration is $25 per rider/$30 with passen- cle Swap Meet & Show. Sandwich Fairgrounds, 1401 doors & heated. Snow or shine. 8AM – 3PM , vendor
ger. See www.rapride.blogspotcom for complete de- Suydam Rd., Sandwich, Illinois. Rte 34 & Fairwinds set up 6AM – 8AM, vendor spaces $ 40., Admission
tails. Pre registration discount available. FMI: Gordy Blvd. Indoor & out, rain or shine. All brands of mo- $ 6.00, under 14-free, free parking. 630 / 985 – 2097
Carlson @ Ph: 608-721-0722 or torcycles & parts. Show with trophies by public judg-
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Pueblo, CO – Iron horses thun-
dered into the steel city on June 4th
and 5th for the 4th Annual Pueblo
Biker Bash but like most things in its
infancy, the only major event in
Southeastern Colorado is experienc-
ing growing pains.
For the first three years, the Biker Bash
was held in the first week-end of May
and was only a one day event. The
weather for the past events had been
windy and cool which is probably what
prompted the move to a date a month later
on the calendar. This year the event was
also expanded to a two day event.
The crowd was good on Saturday and there
were a good number of vendors peddling the
usual ware found at biker events. The burnout
pit was a crowd pleaser as the smoke bellowed
and the smell of burnt rubber filled the air as each
entrant strived to blow their perfectly good tire to
shreds and afterwards, the Heroz Stunt Team per-
formed some trick riding for the crowd. With
warmer temps there were a number of ladies that en-
tered the afternoon’s wet t-shirt contest which soon
turned into a no t-shirt contest and the party was on.
Ending the day’s entertainment was the biggest sur-
prise of all and that was the music provided by the
Austin Johnson Band. The lead guitarist is a 17 year
old and he plays like Stevie Ray reincarnated! An
awesome way to end the day!
Sunday was a different story though. With temps
in the 90’s, it was a great day to ride and that
probably had a lot to do with the lower atten-
dance. Folks would stop in, wander around for
a bit, and climb back on the bikes. Sunday’s en-
tertainment consisted of a repeat of the day be-
fore with a different band lineup and the addition
of a tattoo contest sponsored by Tortured Souls.
A lack of a campground or any accommodations close
by puts a damper on this being a two day event but if in the fu-
ture things change in the schedule of events to make it worth attending
two days, the inconvenience may be worth it. For more information on the
Pueblo Biker Bash, visit their website at www.pueblobikerbash.com.
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It’s not everyday that Harley- I had the honor of riding from Park City, Utah to great for running around town, and they look
Rapid City, South Dakota with the folks from good. Well, if you can get past the battery box.
Davidson takes aim at a certain Harley-Davidson, and spent a full day, nearly 450 So H-D started with the Dyna, and simply added
rider, or tries to fill a niche, and miles, putting the new 2012 H-D Switchback a removable windshield and removable hard bags?
through it’s paces. We rode the first two-thirds of Hardly. New front end geometry, wheel and tire
actually achieves that goal. the day through beautiful mountain twisties, and specs, and a cartridge fork are engineered to work
Many companies fall into the “If finished the day on about 100 miles of Interstate together to produce steering that’s light to input
you build it, they will come” 80, just another freeway, this one going through and immediately responsive. The rake on the front
Wyoming. We had great road conditions most of end is almost 1 degree greater than the Street Bob,
trap, and in headier days that the day, but a portion had been soaked with a rain while the front tire is slightly wider and shorter,
would even work. But for 2012, storm we thankfully managed to miss. All in all, a and overall tire weight is reduced. The new
with consumer demand for func- good mix of roads and road conditions. But be- chrome nacelle is just that - a new design crafted
fore I tell you how the Switchback handled these from aluminum to reduce front end weight, which
tionality, practicality and value roads, let me tell you more about what has gone is then chrome-plated. And don’t forget, this new
at the top of the list, H-D design- into it. model features the venerable 103 Twin Cam en-
In setting the goal of “convertible,” H-D wisely gine, now standard across all touring, all Softail,
ers sought to make a true con- chose the Dyna platform to start with. Softails are and most Dyna models.
vertible - a bike that could the ultimate cruisers, the FLH or FLT’s the best The riding position is excellent - between the just-
double as both boulevard cruiser touring platforms, but the Dyna has always been right “mini-apes” handlebars, and the full-length
a great design, strong in multiple applications. floorboards, it’s a set up for long touring. Further
and highway tourer. Did they hit Low Rider and FXR owners know this. They’re distinguishing this new bike are removable bags
the mark? Let’s take a look. more comfortable on the highway than Softails yet that are rounded and more styled than hard bags
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from some other models. They also lock to ensure that, without the key, they
cannot be removed from the motorcycle. Rounding out Switchback’s clean
looks are the chrome “cigar tube” emulsion shocks. If you’ve ever removed the
bags from a Road King, you know it really wasn’t meant to be this naked. But
with bags in place or without, these shocks are gorgeous.
So how did all this geometry, weight and balance take to the road? Damn
well, really. I was riding with several other journalists, and over the two-day
ride once they’d spent some seat time on the Switchback, they all agreed it’s
an impressive ride. On the highway or freeway, you feel grounded, but not too
much so. You’re not quite getting the cushy ride of a Street Glide or Road
Glide, but you do avoid the pounding of a softail at highway speeds. Again,
it’s an excellent blend of road and highway manners. As for hanging in the
curves, it does that job well too. I never scrapped pegs (tried to) but I did lean
and lean, back and forth for hours on some of the prettiest mountain roads,
and only my age and fear of death (well, pain really) kept me from pushing
the envelope. The bike had more to give.
Oh and that reminds me - spring for the anti-lock brakes. Always say “yes” to
So what are the downsides? Oh yeah, there’s always one or two. My favorite
whipping boy with H-D is always the seats, and this one’s no different. I didn’t
get the support I’d like, didn’t sit as deep as I’d like, nor as far back. But con-
sider that this bike and in fact, many Harley’s, are built for the average 5’10”
frame. I’m over six feet, and weigh 225, so I’m not the prototype.
And that leads me to who this bike IS for - H-D was aiming at young riders,
older riders who want the best of all worlds, and women, and all with mod-
erate income. Well the search for the all-in-one motorcycle continues, but this
is as close as H-D’s ever come, maybe as close as any company’s come, and
it’s a huge leap forward. They hit the mark, and not just with a shot in the
dark, but because they listened to journalists, dealerships, and you the rider,
and they built what you asked for.
Now go enjoy the ride.
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HOT, HOT, HOT babes in their
sexy dance a re lining a makeshi pit are a sight
to behold. Conﬁdent in their skin, they skillfully and
ero cally courted the dance pole a rac ng all eyes in hypno c
As you can imagine, this annual event seems to be catching on in this local
Rocky Mountain se ng. There was standing room only… well nearly,
some brought their lawn chairs, others had folding chairs, and there was
a stack of those plas c lawn chairs we’ve grown to love so well. The girls, the
strippers, surrounded by a throng of men bikers that are technologically ad-
vanced in the art of cell phone photography… amazing.
Three bands rocked the house… The Disciples, The Hornbuckle Bros. and one
that’s not a mystery but the name has fallen through the cracks. However,
that band is featured in the photos. A million thanks go to the talented mu-
Now that the cat is out of the bag “so to speak”, next year be ready to brace
yourself for a bigger Stripper Palooza. And to think, if you’re interested in
making it to Stripper Palooza 5 you might want to keep your ears open and
your eyes peeled, especially around the week a er the 4th of July.
Stripper Palooza proceeds go to support BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse) a
well-known beneﬁt helping children.
Keep Your Balance (KYB) Biker Larry
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A New Twist on Pipes
One sunny afternoon, Ken Swartzlander was sitting in his truck thinking
about how he could make something really different for his motorcycle.
He drew up some sketches and came up with this incredibly unique prod-
uct. Problem was he had no idea how to make it.
The search was on for a few weeks as he went to 4 different places looking
for anyone who could make twisted metal pipes or knew of where they
could be purchased. No one knew how to do it but everyone thought the
idea was incredible. He was surfing the internet one day and divine inter-
vention occurred. He found a company in England that had tubing that
they used to make patio furniture and the tubing was just what he needed.
He tried to communicate with them by email, phone, fax etc. and there
was never an answer. After sending a registered letter to England, they fi-
nally returned his call to tell him they were out of business but had samples
of the tubing. Awesome. Now Ken had to come up with the exhaust. He
bought an engine and put a mock up together. He went over to a bender
and had two pieces of metal bent for the engine and there was his proto-
type. He took the mock up to the local swap meet where the response was
unbelievable! No one had ever seen Twisted Metal Pipes before and they
Now for the mass production. The only machine for this product was out
in England and he needed to get his hands on it. He bought the machine
and then came up with the fishtail idea. It is a manual fed machine and not
These pipes are very efficient and actually allow the engine to breathe bet-
ter. Best of all, the sound will blow you away! It’s something we haven’t
heard before - loud but with a deep rumble to them. No popping or crack-
ing! How does he get that great sound? Most pipes use an 18 gauge steel
but Ken uses a thicker 16 gauge. They don’t make that tinny sound with
the thicker steel.
These slip-on pipes fit any Softail or Road King. There are full twists or
partial twists, square cut or 45 slash cut. All fishtail and cut pipes are 2” in
diameter and 36” long.
To complete the look, you may want a pair of ape hangers. If so, Ken will
refer you to his buddy who makes those. Now we’re talkin’ bad ass.
The price on these things is under $450 and Ken offers a 30-day money
back guarantee. Summer sale - take $50 off. Call Twisted Ken at 951-520-
3190 or for more information on this very cool product, see their ad in the
magazine or go to www.twistedmotorcyclepipes.com
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Story and Photos by Darlene Ferris
Motorcycles have been in Bob Cleary's blood for nearly 50 years. When Bob was-
n't up to his elbows in grime working on bikes, he could be found riding, drag
racing (gas and top fuel), custom building, selling, or just talking motorcycles.
The love of motorcycles became a way of life for Bob when he went into business
for himself, specializing in Harley Davidson motorcycles. Thirty-five years ago,
Mid-State Cycles was born.
Bob Cleary opened the first shop in Paxton, IL and became a registered Illinois
motorcycle dealer in 1976. After nearly four years, he moved the business to
Champaign, IL . Over the next 22 years the shop moved twice more. In 2000 the
shop opened in its current location at 801 Bloomington Rd. Champaign, IL. On
Saturday, August 13, 2011, Mid-State Cycles celebrated its 35th anniversary.
The celebration got a kick start on the eve of the big event. Friends came from
near and far to help celebrate. Mike Calhun rode his Street Glide all the way
from Austin, Texas to help his lifelong friend celebrate 35 years. As business
closed Friday, beers and memories started flowing. Many interesting stories were
told. Many friends and relatives were on hand to help get the shop set up for the
big day. Bob drug out shop t-shirts that span the past 35 years of Mid-State Cy-
cles. With a little encouragement from this author, each was hung from the
Saturday morning found the shop doors open and the parade float in the park-
ing lot...that float was a story in itself. The girls told Bob he could not have a
ride from the shop to Bradleys without a lead float carrying motorcycles and
big boobed, nearly naked women! The girls built the float and the run was set.
Bikes started rolling into the shop's parking lot before 11:00. The party made for
a great vintage motorcycle show. Several Indians showed up for the occasion
along with flatheads, pans, shovels, and even a knuckle or two. Once attendees
had a chance to look over the bikes, they were invited to sign the anniversary ban-
ner and receive a door prize ticket. Over 100 bikes were present by 2:00 when the
Champaign Police showed up. Not to worry, they were there to help celebrate.
At 2:00 it was kick stands up for the ride to Bradleys. Police controlled traffic at
intersections, allowing over 100 bikes to roll through Champaign. A few minutes
later, kick stands were back down and everyone was ready to get the party started!
Great food, cold beverages, and live music was waiting for everyone to arrive at
Bradleys. The band, Outbound Drive got the party rocking with some awesome
country music. When the band took a break, door prizes were awarded. The
shop gave away everything from hats and t-shirts to oil change kits.
The afternoon seemed to fly by. Storm clouds rolled in and blessed the celebration
with a little rain. The skies then cleared and made for a beautiful evening. As the
party died down and many friends had gone home, Bob found himself at the bar
with a few great friends. Some from near, some from far, but all who are always
there for their friend. Why? Because Bob is always there for them. Just ask Roger
who blew a head gasket after the boys left Bradleys. Who was it that drove to
Mid-State Cycles, hooked up the trailer, hauled the dead bike to the shop, then
gave his vehicle to Roger so he had a ride home? Yep, you know it! It was Bob
Bob put on one heck of a celebration. However, he did not do it alone. He did
not get Mid-State Cycles to 35 years alone either. It has been said that behind
every good man stands a good woman...this is not the case with Bob. His wife
of 30 years, Sheila, has been at his side most every step of the way. She also gave
him four amazing sons who have all had a hand in getting to 35 years. Joe and
Chris, the twins, play an active role in the family business. Joe, who shares Dad's
passionate love of motorcycles, runs the shop with his dad. Chris, a CPA (strate-
gically planned by Dad?... we will never know!), makes a huge contribution by
doing the books for the shop. Brandon helps when he can, but after the anniver-
sary party he, along with his sweetness, Charla, left for China to teach English for
the next year. The youngest of the crew, Jason, is always right there to give a
hand whether it is helping Mom at home or Dad at the shop. When Jason is not
helping, he can be found in class at the University of Illinois.
Bob Cleary, along with his family and friends, are a fine example of a small family
business, alive and well in America today. Bob and Joe would like to invite you
to stop by the shop the next time you are in Champaign and for all your Harley
Davidson motorcycle needs. At the very least, check them out on the web at
www.midstatecycles.com. Additionally, in a few short years Mid-State Cycles
will be celebrating 50 years. See you there and remember, every day is a good day
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ALL NEW VICTORY COMFORT • Both the Upper Air Controls and Lower Air Con- TALL WINDSHIELD
CONTROL SYSTEM trols can be adjusted easily with gloved hands. Complementing the Victory Comfort Control Sys-
The Cross Country Tour lets a rider control airflow tem is the new tall windshield. This windshield is
reaching the seating area and thus control comfort SPECIALLY EQUIPPED HARD LOWERS taller than the previously available accessory tall
year round in all riding conditions. The new Vic- Along with the Lower Air Controls, the hard lowers windshield and it blocks wind, rain and road debris
tory Comfort Control System consists of: feature convenient covered and lockable storage while providing a rider with a clear view of the road
compartments with 1 gallon capacity per lower; an ahead.
• Upper Air Controls that allow a rider to control iPod® cord that connects an iPod with the bike’s
the volume and direction of airflow to the upper integrated audio system; and an integrated 12V LOCK & RIDE® TRUNK
body. power outlet for electrical devices such as GPS or A color-matched Lock & Ride® trunk is standard
Mounted at the base of the bike’s protective fairing, chargers. The lowers are mounted on chromed tu- on the Cross Country Tour. It offers 17.7 gallons of
these controls pivot to provide cooling airflow bular highway bars that provide tip-over protection. secure, weatherproof storage in a space roomy
wherethe rider wants to direct it or block air from enough to hold two full-face helmets. The lockable
reaching the upper body. trunk provides the passenger with a padded back-
• Lower Air Controls that allow a rider to control rest and it has two audio speakers.
the volume of airflow to the legs. Fully open, they
allow cooling airflow to reach the legs. Closed, they • With Lock & Ride technology, the trunk can be
block airflow to keep a rider’s legs warmer. installed on or removed from the bike quickly and
easily without tools.
ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS)
For ALL Touring
The non-linked ABS provides a Cross Country
Tour rider with confidence-inspiring braking. Sen-
sors on each wheel monitor wheel speed, and if
they sense slippage or wheel lock, the ABS provides
instant, effective braking to slow the vehicle and
help the rider maintain control.
HEATED GRIPS & HEATED SEATS
Rider comfort is enhanced further by heated hand
grips with High and Low settings, and heated seats
with separate high-Low controls for the driver and
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By The Law Tigers
America’s Injury Lawyers Who Ride
Riding With Passengers -
Passengers Safe on the Road
Motorcycles are more popular than ever. Millions of people every year
head out with friends on a long road trip or for just a fun day ride.
Riding can be a fun and safe activity, but you have to always be alert
ADJUSTABLE-HEIGHT PASSENGER FLOORBOARDS and watch what’s going on all around you. Many accidents involving
The passenger floorboard height can be adjusted a range of 2” quickly and
motorcyclists are the result of motorists not seeing them, or not being
easily. A passenger has the choice of three height settings and the floorboard
careful enough around them. As a rider, you can never be too careful.
surface angle can also be adjusted a range of 10°.
You don’t know how anyone else on the road will interact with you
ADDITIONAL PREMIUM FEATURES and your bike. You must give a lot of thought to allowing another per-
The Cross Country Tour also has HID lighting for optimized visibility and son to ride with you. As soon as someone gets on your bike, you’re
rear tip-over protection. Strong frame mounted bars that run along the bot- responsible for their safety and well-being. It’s a tremendous respon-
tom edge of the saddlebags make first contact with the ground if the bike sibility that requires a great deal of caution.
is tipped over. World’s Largest Storage Capacity 41.1 gallons
Even before riding with a passenger on your bike, there are certain
2012 COLOR OPTIONS
• Solid Black considerations to keep in mind. When more than one person rides on
• Solid Imperial Blue a motorcycle, it’s going to handle differently than it does when you’re
• Sunset Red over Silver riding alone. The additional weight could cause the bike to feel slug-
gish. When the weight is shifted while the bike is in motion, it will
NEW LOWER PRICE FOR THE VICTORY VISION also feel different, so you have to be prepared to act accordingly. You
Victory drops the base price of the outstanding Vision $2200.00. With a must also decide if you’re capable of handling the bike while carrying
26.5-in. seat height riders keep feet firmly planted when the bike sits at rest a passenger. If you aren’t sure of your ability to control it, then don’t
and provides a low center of gravity when it’s rolling. A six gallon tank
give anyone a ride.
gives it excellent range, while standard ABS provides secure braking. Its
audio system features speakers in the fairing and on the front face of the
trunk so you can enjoy your favorite tunes from the AM/FM radio or mp3 From the passenger’s standpoint, motorcycle instruction and how it
player. A large display screen conveys audio mode, radio station, applies to them should be an important consideration. Before getting
and playlists. on a motorcycle with anyone, you should think about how well you
know the person. If it’s a casual acquaintance and you aren’t sure
2012 COLOR OPTIONS whether you trust the person or their ability to handle the motorcycle,
• Solid Black & Vogue Silver you should reconsider. Never ride with an inexperienced rider. You
• Sunset Red & Black W/Black Carbon
should verify that the person has a valid license to drive a motorcycle.
• Solid Imperial Blue & Super Steel Gray
• Bronze Mist with Sandstone Metallic If you think your safety may be in jeopardy, you shouldn’t accept the
MSRP of $20,999 - $21,799.
If your potential passenger isn’t familiar with all the terminology and
how to communicate with you while you’re on the bike, you need to
give some instruction before getting on the road. Motorcycle instruc-
tion includes informing anyone who’ll be riding with you about how
to sit and where to place his or her feet. They need to know how to get
on and off the bike, and what they should be doing while the bike is
in motion. You should always offer appropriate gear to your passenger
to ensure their safety. They should be wearing clothing that will protect
them in the event of an accident, including a jacket designed for riding
a motorcycle, heavy jeans, and boots. You and your friends can have
a lot of fun on the road; just be sure to make it a safe experience for
both of you.
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