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					The Busted Knuckle Chronicles         Canadian Veteran Freedom Riders                    19th Edition Vol 7 May 13th, 2010 Page 20



Support Our Troops
                                                                                                              encouraged to participate
                                                                                                              in the management and
                                                                                                              operation of the club.
                                                                                                              We believe in the “by
                                                                                                              the members, for the

Canadian Veteran                March 2010 was a turning point for 3 dedicated
                                motorcycle riders and military veterans; this is
                                                                                                              members” philosophy.


Freedom Riders
                                when we decided that we wanted to continue aiding                              Our motto is “Honour
                                veterans, supporting the military and helping various                          and Freedom”. The patch
                                charities, so it was decided to start a club, which we                         itself is a one piece, and
SUBMITTED BY: Mike aka Smokey   have now done, it is called the Canadian Veteran                               has the black background
www.cvfr.ca                     Freedom Riders or CVFR.                                                        to signify the mourning
Orleans Ontario                                                                                                color, the red maple leaf
                                The CVFR is dedicated to Veterans and to serving                               for Canada, the kneeling
                                members of the Canadian Forces. As part of the                                soldier holding the dog
                                core values the founders envisioned, we are also
                                dedicated to running an open, transparent and
                                accountable Riding Club and the membership will be
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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles                             Canadian Veteran Freedom Riders   19th Edition Vol 7 May 13th, 2010 Page 21

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                                        tags and the
                                        rifle with the
                                        helmet, with
                                        the banner
                                        underneath,
                                        to signify
                                        that we will
                                        always mourn
                                        the sacrifices
                                        of our men
                                        and women        RIDER FRIENDLY BUSINESSES
                                        in uniform,
                                        and the gold          ARE HERE FOR US...
                                        lettering with    SO LET’S MAKE SURE WE’RE
                                        our club
                                        name and               THERE FOR THEM.
                                        motto clearly
                                        visible.

                                        Our main
                                        aim is to ride
                                        as a group
                                        and enjoy
                                        each others
                                        company,
                                        we will
 Smokey, President CVFR being also support
 presented with the club patch significant
                                      charity events
such as the local Ride for Dad, and intend to
participate in the Ontario Veteran Memorial Highway
Ride from the 401 to the cenotaph at Manotick and
then on to the Perley Rideau Veterans Home in
Ottawa, and the National Memorial Ride to be held
on June 6th in Ottawa, for which we have been
asked to assist in the wreath laying ceremony and
will be looking forward to it.
For anyone wishing to learn more about the CVFR
or if you are considering joining, please visit our
website at www.cvfr.ca” www.cvfr.ca

Mike “Smokey”
CVFR President.


          HELMET STICKERS..
     Be Reasonable - Do it my way.
The Busted Knuckle Chronicles                                                 Cannonball Run                           19th Edition Vol 7 May 13th, 2010 Page 22

            Looking for something different to do this summer?
             You might consider taking in the 2010 Motorcycle Cannonball Coast-to-Coast Run
SUBMITTED BY: Robert Whaley, Editor of the                  “Packs of antique motorcycles will
NorthWest Motocycle News
                                                            leave their prestigious perches and
Pope, Sears, Flying Merkel, Excelsior,
Henderson, Indian, Triumph, and the Harley-
                                                                       hit the road...”
Davidson’s Silent Grey Fellows.                             or in Harley-Davidson dealerships, packs of antique
                                                            motorcycles will leave their prestigious perches and
These are but a few of the vintage, pre-1916                hit the road, being put to the test during this grueling
motorcycles that will be thumping their way across          coast-to-coast pursuit as their riders navigate the
the                                                         back roads and byways across the continent.
great United States for the Motorcycle Cannonball                          Continued to Page 23...
endurance run in September 2010. Riders will
virtually dip their tread in the salty waters of the East
Coast’s Atlantic Ocean as the officials wave the
green flag, then come to rest some 3,320 miles later,
at the shoreline of the Pacific Ocean’s West Coast.

Usually on display in museums, private collections,
The Busted Knuckle Chronicles                                                                Cannonball Run/Lake Superior Tour            19th Edition Vol 7 May 13th, 2010 Page 23



                                                                                         Lake Superior
              Continued from Page 22...




                                                                                         Circle Tour
                                                                                         SUBMITTED BY: Robert Whaley
                                                                                                                                          first nights stay at Sault Ste Marie. Return to
The Motorcycle Cannonball, named after the
famed Erwin “Cannonball” Baker, who set 143                                              Interested in doing a Circle Tour around Lake    Thunder Bay will be around July 20th, or later
driving records from 1910 through the 1930’s,                                            Superior this summer?                            depending on rest & tourist stops, etc.
dares contestants to live up to the records set                                          Here are some of the details that are in place   ** Please note that the group plans on taking
by men like Baker. Setting his first record on an                                                                                         their time with frequent stops to take in the
Indian motorcycle in 1914, Cannonball made the                                           so far:
coast-to-coast ride in 11 days.                                                          This ride would start on the Friday following    scenery etc so therefore this loose agenda
GeorgeWyman was first to set a trans-continental                                         our Provincial Retreads Rally here in Thunder    may necessitate changes in destination points.
record in 1903, taking 50 days to do so, and
many other historical riders followed suit.                                              Bay.
                                                                                         July 16th -- Meet at Tim’s on Oliver Road at 7   For more information please contact:
Check out their web site at:                                                             am. Tour will then be travelling East with the   Teresa Miller @ 807- 343 - 0558
http://Erwin “Cannonball” Baker
www.motorcyclecannonball.com/




              211 Arrowhead Park Road
              RR#3, Huntsville, ON P1H 2J4
              Welcome Riders
              Single/Double Accommodations • Illuminated Parking in front of your room




               Located just off HWY 11,
   and just 5 minutes ride to downtown Huntsville.
        Kitchenettes • Pet Friendly ˆ• All rooms have a fridge,
  microwave and a coffee maker. We welcome riders and provide you
            with a special cloth to clean your motorcycles.
             www.tulipinn.ca
The Busted Knuckle Chronicles                                Thoughts to Ponder/Wordsearch                         19th Edition Vol 7 May 13th, 2010 Page 24
                                                      ‘Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to
                                                      do.’ - Unknown Marine Recruit-
                                                                                                                     Belt Drive Betty’s Wordsearch is
                                                                                                                   sponsored by Kountry Kitchen Bakery
                                                      ‘If you see a bomb technician running, try to keep up                 Roget’s Thesaurus
                                                      with him.’ -USAF Ammo Troop-
                                                                                                                                                         COETANIAN
                                                      ‘Yea, Though I Fly Through the Valley of the Shadow            COCKER
                                                                                                                                                         COETERNAL
                                                      of Death, I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 50,000 Feet        COCKEYED
                                                                                                                                                         COEVAL
                                                      and Climbing.’ - Sign over SR71 Wing Ops-                      COCKLOFT
                                                                                                                                                         COEVOUS
                                                                                                                     COCKNEY
                                                                                                                                                         COEXISTENCE
                                                      ‘You’ve never been lost until you’ve been lost at              COCKSPARROW
                                                                                                                                                         COEXISTING
                                                      Mach 3.’ -Paul F. Crickmore (SR71 test pilot)-                 COCKSWAIN
                                                                                                                                                         COEXTENSION
WISDOM FROM MILITARY MANUALS                                                                                         COCOTTE
                                                                                                                                                         COFFERDAM
SUBMITTED BY Ryders Roost                             ‘The only time you have too much fuel is when you’re           COCTION
                                                                                                                                                         COGENCY
                                                      on fire.’ -Unknown Author-                                     COCYTUS
                                                                                                                                                         COGITATION
‘If the enemy is in range, so are you.’                                                                              CODEX
                                                                                                                                                         COGNIZANCE
- Infantry Journal-                                   ‘If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage           CODGER
                                                                                                                                                         COGNOMEN
                                                      it has to be a helicopter -- and therefore, unsafe.’           CODIFICATION
                                                                                                                                                         COGNOMINAL
‘It is generally inadvisable to eject                 - Fixed Wing Pilot-                                            CODLING
                                                                                                                                                         COGNOMINATION
directly over the area you just bombed.’ - US Air                                                                    COEFFICIENCY
                                                                                                                                                         COGNOSCENCE
Force Manual -                                        ‘When one engine fails on a twin-engine airplane,              COELEBS
                                                                                                                                                         COGNOSCIBLE
                                                      you always have enough power left to get you to the            COELIAC
                                                                                                                                                         COHABILITION
‘Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword,     scene of the crash.’ -Multi-Engine Training Manual-            COEMPTION
                                                                                                                                                         COHABITATION
obviously never encountered automatic weapons.’                                                                      COETANEOUS
                                                                                                                                                         COHEIR
- General MacArthur -                                 ‘Without ammunition, the USAF is just an expensive
                                                      flying club.’ -Unknown Author-                                 K   K   C   O   G   I   T   A   T   I   O   N   Q   Y   C   S   L
‘You, you, and you ... Panic. The rest of you, come                                                                  C   O   F   F   E   R   D   A   M   Y   X   M   V   C   O   U   A
with me.’ - U.S. Marine Corp Gunnery Sgt.-             ‘If you hear me yell;”Eject, Eject, Eject!”, the last two
                                                                                                                     C   O   Y   E   N   K   C   O   C   K   E   R   A   N   E   O   N
                                                      will be echos.’
                                                      If you stop to ask “Why?”                                      N   O   D   S   A   A   C   O   C   Y   T   U   S   E   X   E   R
‘Tracers work both ways.’ - U.S. Army Ordnance
Manual-                                               you’ll be talking to yourself, because you’re the pilot.’      X   O   E   G   O   L   I   B   N   T   T   O   C   I   I   N   E
                                                      -Pre-flight Briefing from a 104 Pilot-                         E   E   I   L   E   L   A   N   G   X   Q   K   L   C   S   A   T
 ‘Five second fuses only last three seconds.’                                                                        D   P   C   T   E   R   T   M   A   O   J   T   K   I   T   T   E
-Infantry Journal -                                    ‘What is the similarity between air traffic controllers       O   C   O   H   A   B   I   T   A   T   I   O   N   F   E   E   O
                                                      and pilots?                                                    C   C   J   G   G   C   S   C   R   R   E   N   N   F   N   O   C
The three most useless things in aviation are:                      Continued to Page 26...                          N   O   I   T   A   N   I   M   O   N   G   O   C   E   C   C   N
Fuel in the bowser; Runway behind you; and Air                                                                       G   C   H   A   X   C   A   F   C   G   I   P   C   O   E   O   O
above you. -Basic Flight Training Manual-                                                                            C   K   O   K   E   D   O   O   I   T   N   O   M   C   Y   D   I
                                                                                                                     O   L   N   C   Q   L   C   C   I   D   E   I   O   U   G   L   T
‘Any ship can be a minesweeper. Once.’                                                                               G   O   E   V   K   K   B   L   K   X   O   G   Z   N   Y   I   C
- Maritime Ops Manual -                                                                                              N   F   Q   T   S   S   I   I   T   E   N   C   I   A   C   N   O
                                                                                                                     O   T   B   W   T   B   P   E   C   O   Y   T   I   G   N   G   C
                                                                                                                     M   S   A   G   A   O   N   A   M   S   S   E   T   E   E   C   O
                                                                                                                     I   I   M   H   N   S   C   E   R   I   O   M   D   O   G   O   E
                                                                                                                     N   B   O   C   I   F   N   O   X   R   E   N   R   S   O   E   L
                                                                                                                     A   C   Z   O   E   C   N   E   C   S   O   N   G   O   C   V   I
                                                                                                                     L   G   N   U   S   U   O   V   E   O   C   W   T   O   C   A   A
                                                                                                                     R   I   E   H   O   C   N   O   I   T   P   M   E   O   C   L   C
The Busted Knuckle Chronicles                                                     Thoughts to Ponder                                          19th Edition Vol 7 May 13th, 2010 Page 25
             Continued from Page 24...                       An aircraft, having torn off the wings and tail in the                           DRINK, STEAL, SWEAR & LIE
                                                             crash landing, the crash truck arrives.                                          SUBMITTED BY Marion Anderson
 ‘Without ammunition, the USAF is just an expensive          The rescuer sees a bloodied pilot and asks, ‘What                                I met this girl while I was in Vancouver and she has
flying club.’ -Unknown Author-                               happened?’ The pilot’s reply: ‘I don’t know, I just got                          a motto she lives by every day. She said, ‘Listen
                                                             here myself!’                                                                    carefully and live by these 4 rules: Drink, Steal,
 ‘If you hear me yell;”Eject, Eject, Eject!”, the last two                                                                                    Swear, & Lie’. I was shaking my head ‘no’, but
will be echos. If you stop to ask “Why?”                     Remember: there are more airplanes in the sea,                                   she then told me to listen while she explained her
you’ll be talking to yourself, because you’re the pilot.’    than submarines in the air.                                                      four rules. So here they are: 1. “Drink” from the
-Pre-flight Briefing from a 104 Pilot-                                                                                                        “everlasting cup” every day. 2. “Steal” a moment to



                                                                  FOR SALE
                                                                                                                                              help someone that is in worse shape than you are. 3.
 ‘What is the similarity between air traffic controllers                                                                                      “Swear” that you will be a better person today than
and pilots?                                                                                                                                   yesterday. 4. And last, but not least, when you “lie”
If a pilot screws up, the pilot dies; but If ATC screws                                                                                       down at night, thank God you live in Canada and have
up, .... the pilot dies.’ -Sign over Control Tower Door-                                                                                      freedom. I am not as good as I should be, I am not as
                                                                                                                                              good as I could be, but, THANK GOD I am better than
‘Never trade luck for skill.’ -Author Unknown-                                                                                                I used to be.
The three most common expressions (or famous last
words)
in military aviation are:
‘Did you feel that?’ ‘What’s that noise?’ and ‘Uh Oh’
or (appended from the Arkansas Air National Guard):
“Hold my beer and watch this!” -Authors Unknown-

‘Airspeed, altitude and brains.
Two are always needed to successfully complete the             09 Dyna Super Glide 1752 KM .............................. $15,000
flight.’ -Basic Flight Training Manual-                        08 Ultra Classic 17820 KM ...................................... $24,000
                                                               07 Ultra Classic 3227 KM .......................................... $21,000
‘Mankind has a perfect record in aviation –                    07 FLH Police 103 CU IN 3660 KM ....................... $21,000
we have never left one up there!’ - Unknown Author -           07 Street Glide 10500 KM ........................................... $19,000
                                                               06 Heritage Classic 10900 KM ............................ $16,000
‘Flying the airplane is more important
than radioing your plight to a person on the ground              04 Softail Standard - needs new frame - everything else
incapable of understanding or doing anything about                         has been repaired 26574 KM $10,000
it.’ - Emergency Checklist-
                                                                01 FLHT Standard with too many additions to list - stereo,
‘The Piper Cub is the safest airplane in the world;                         bag rails etc 39337 KM $15,000
it can just barely kill you.’
- Attributed to Max Stanley (Northrop test pilot) -             I am also working on an 07 Classic, an 06 Road King and
                                                                       an 04 Sporty 1200 - should be ready soon.
‘There is no reason to fly through a thunderstorm
in peacetime.’ -Sign over Squadron Ops Desk at                 I have 2 - 06 Buell Ulysses and 06 Classic, 07 Ultra and an
Davis-Montham AFB, AZ-                                                              03 Dyna for parts.

‘If something hasn’t broken on your helicopter, it’s             Also have many parts like clutch cables, brake lines, hand grips, hand
                                                                     levers, foot pedals and many other things—all stock take off’s
about to.’ - Sign over Carrier Group Operations
Desk-
                                                                  If you are looking for good used machines or parts, call or email me.

‘You know that your landing gear is up and locked                               Shine (780) 414-0333
when it takes full power to taxi to the terminal.’                             Email: shine1@telus.net
- Lead-in Fight er Training Manual -
The Busted Knuckle Chronicles                                        Thoughts To Ponder                   19th Edition Vol 7 May 13th, 2010 Page 26


Wyz Choices...
                                                      minded individuals, they’d be like minded…not       that must live with them....
                                                      the “same” or “simple” minded just sometimes        Don’t give up...
                                                      they are “like” minded…..and that “sometimes”       Just remind yourself of what’s important....
                                                      may or may not be the lion’s share of the           and move along....
SUBMITTED BY: WyzWmn                                  time….

It has been my experience in life that you often      If you get blamed for the wrong doings of
don’t get outta it what you put into it ...           others…why should it surprise you that
                                                      someone blames you? Did you think that
                                                                                                                   HELMET STICKERS..
                                                                                                                     Can You Shift Gears?
It does make one examine their motivation…            everyone is fair?….just because you are?
                                                                                                                  Or Are You Stuck On Stupid!
Life is about choices…                                This is the one that often is the hardest for                    Built Not Bought
                                                      people…the one that gives the greatest
If you become a leader of a group or                  heartaches until you come to the understanding
organization do you do so for the accolades or        that not everyone is living life by the same set    THE OUTHOUSE
do you do so for the good of the all? So far…         of rules as you are…that frankly, your set of       SUBMITTED BY Timothy Ford
in the three times that I have done so…I’ve           rules are likely not important or true to others…
discovered that being the leader only caused          so from an integrity/truth/honour/respect
me more trouble…so the accolades are nice…            standpoint….the definitions are not the same.       Ma was in the kitchen fiddling around when
but in the long run it don’t really mean that you                                                         she hollers out, “Pa! You need to go out and
are exempt from the $hit show that life can           Once again it’s all about choices….you can          fix the outhouse!”
become…and we all know that the plumber’s             choose to give up and lie down and lose             Pa replies,”There ain’t nuthin wrong with the
mantra is that “Shit runs down hill” - so if ya       everything…or you can choose to continue to
                                                      live that life as it unfolds…and to keep trying     outhouse.”
think you’ve got it bad...it’s only gonna get worse
when the people above you get going....               to do what it is that makes you feel right…what     Ma yells back, “Yes there is,now git out there
                                                      it is that makes you feel proud, what it is that    and fix it.”
If you mirror your attributes or abilities onto       makes you able to look at yourself in the mirror    So Pa mosies out to the outhouse,looks
others…are you surprised or hurt when they            with a clear conscience…                            around and yells back, “Ma! There ain’t nuthin
show their true colours?                                                                                  wrong with the outhouse!”
                                                      Remember that people truly believe that if
When you get euphoric about your relationships        it looks like a duck and walks like a duck          “Ma replies, “Stick yur head in the hole!”
with people that you perceive to be “good”            and quacks like a duck...it’s a duck...and no       Pa yells back, “I ain’t stickin my head in that
because you are basically good…and then               amount of your vehemently denying to people         hole!
they show you that they are mean or selfish or        to the contrary will change their perceptions....   “Ma says, “Ya have to stick yur head in the
not integral you discover that the shortcoming        because their perception is not your perception
                                                      of the same damn duck....                           hole to see what to fix.”
is really within yourself because truly the only
person that you can effect change upon is                                                                 So with that, Pa sticks his head in the hole,
yourself….                                            In the end...take the time to make Wyz              looks around and yells back, “Ma! There ain’t
                                                      choices....because in the end...you are the one     nuthin wrong with this outhouse!”
If you are aware of the inherent goodness in                                                              Ma hollers back, “Now take your head out of
people but find that there are some people that                                                           the hole!”
continually revert to negatives as their norm…
why do you allow it do disappoint you? – again
                                                          HELMET STICKERS..                               Pa proceeds to pull his head out of the hole,
and again…                                                 Chaos, panic, and disorder                     then starts yelling, “Ma! Help! My beard is
                                                             my work here is done                         stuck in the cracks in the toilet seat!”
If you choose to surround yourself with like                                                              To which Ma replies, “Hurts, don’t it?!
The Busted Knuckle Chronicles                                     Rob Dale: The Biker’s Church                         19th Edition Vol 7 May 13th, 2010 Page 27

Capital City Bikers’ Church hosted their 8th Annual Motorcycle Info Day & Swap Meet
                       STORY BY: Rob Dale

                       On Saturday, May 1st, Capital
                       City Bikers’ Church hosted their
                       8th Annual Motorcycle Info Day
                       & Swap Meet. This event has
                       seen incredible growth since its
                       launch amidst a major Spring
                       blizzard in the 2002.

                        The Info Day began as a way
                        of bringing together all of the
                        various motorcycle groups and
                        events under one roof so that
enthusiasts could discover how varied the motorcycle      Meet is the desire to open it to all makes and models
community is in Ottawa. During the early years of         of bikes. Anyone with parts to sell can come and set
the event, almost every motorcycle group attended,        up a table. It doesn’t matter if you are a large vendor
promoting not only their group, but the different rides   requiring two or three tables, or a guy with three or
they host during the riding season.                       four parts. All are welcome. The great thing about the
                                                          event is that it’s totally free. Free for vendors and free
After four years, the Swap Meet aspect of the day was     for those who attend. The cost is covered through
added, and that’s when we saw attendance explode!         donations and through an on-site barbecue.
We went from 300 hundred people to 600 in one year.
Then, last year, the number jumped from 650 to around     While the event is open to all makes and models of
1500 individuals! This year, our numbers matched          bikes, the majority of those who attend seem to fall
those of last year’s event.                               into the cruiser group. Perhaps it’s because there are
                                                          more aftermarket parts for these bikes, or perhaps it’s
One of the unique things about the Info Day & Swap
                                                                         Continued to Page 28...
The Busted Knuckle Chronicles                                        Rob Dale: The Biker’s Church                     19th Edition Vol 7 May 13th, 2010 Page 28
        Rob Dale continued from Page 27...
because sport bike riders usually only remove parts         The Info Day & Swap Meet is one of two major events
from their machines when they are broken, but most          hosted by The Bikers’ Church each year. The other
of the vendors selling used parts were cruiser related.     event, The Motorcycle Appreciation Day (MAD), takes
However, the groups providing information about rides       place in August (Aug. 21, 2010). That event, also free
and their clubs were certainly open to any make and         to those who attend, is a celebration of all the good
model of machine.                                           the motorcycle community does for local charities and
                                                            groups. The dealerships in Ottawa cover the costs
This year, attendees had the privilege of watching a        of this event, and it’s a way of saying, “Thank you for
spectacular fire not far from our location. In fact, some   being a biker” to those who attend. MAD includes a full
who were approaching the event thought that it was          pig roast dinner, again, completely free.
our location that was on fire! The fire was actually in
a salvage yard a few kilometres away. Of course, we         For more info about the Info Day & Swap Meet,
anticipated a great headline to lead off the evening        MAD, or the Bikers’ Church, check out their
news that night.                                            website: www.bikerschurch.com                             Mark your Calendars!
                                                                                                                      SUBMITTED BY:Ryders’ Roost


                                                                                                                        Here is another Cruise-in start
                                                                                                                         date for Durham Region on
                                                                                                                             Wednesday nights.

                                                                                                                                We start May 5th.
                                                                                                                       Hope to see everyone there, and
                                                                                                                       if any vendors want to come it’s a
                                                                                                                                 donation fee.
                                                                                                                       Contact: rcross99@sympatico.ca


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                                                                                                                      SUBSCRIPTION also gives you

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The Busted Knuckle Chronicles                               RFBA Business Review: Athabaska Hotel                    19th Edition Vol 7 May 13th, 2010 Page 29



              The Athabasca Hotel        A RFBA Business Review
I had the distinct pleasure of staying at the
Athabasca Hotel in Jasper during a recent road
trip. I have stayed at this hotel before and felt it was
time to do a review of what you can expect as a
customer when you stay there.
Jasper is a wonderful day ride destination for any                                                                                              The bed was comfortable,
rider. There are so many side trips one can take and                                                                                            the room was charming,
it’s only a few hours ride from Red Deer, Edmonton,                                                                                             clean and warm and the
Grande Prairie, Edson or Calgary.                                                                                                               staff was so very friendly.
                                                                                                                                                If you are thinking of
                                                                                                                                                making Jasper a day ride
                                                                                                                                                or a weekend outing, the
                                                                                                                                                food in the restaurant at
                                                                                                                                                the Athabasca was tasty,
                                                                                                                                                the portions were good…
                                                                                                                                                so day ride for lunch or a
                                                                                                                                                weekend ride to explore the
                                                                                                                                                are, Jasper is a MUST do
                                                                                                                                                and the Athabasca is one
                                                                                                                                                of a group of Rider friendly
                                                                                                                                                Business Association
                                                                                                                     Partner Businesses – Remember to bring your BDB
The Athabasca Hotel is a historic hotel. You will find                                                               Membership/Savings card! Don’t have yours? It’s
stairs not elevators here and old world charm from                                                                   free to get – just sign up on HYPERLINK “http://
                                                           pot. Since the restaurant doesn’t open until 7:30am       www.beltdrivebetty.com” www.beltdrivebetty.com for
another era. As with any hotel stay, the Athabasca’s       it’s a tough time for an early morning riser like me to
first impression truly starts with the assistance you                                                                your free membership, and on your profile page is a
                                                           go without morning coffee for three hours but for the     link that says print my BDB card – after you print it
receive during check in. Frances, the young man            average human being, it would be no issue. I spoke
on the desk when I checked in, not only made sure                                                                    off, laminate it and keep it in your wallet! You never
                                                           with D’arcy, the manager and he said that it was a        know when it might come in handy!
everything was taken care of with my reservation but       good point to bring up and although the rooms are
he even helped me carry my bags upstairs. Polite           limited in size and space, he’s see what creative         Better yet, get your copy of the Little Black Book
and courteous, even though he was on the phone             ideas they could come up with to resolve that issue.      of Rider friendly Businesses for your saddlebags –
when I arrived, he made sure I knew he had seen                                                                      the back [age has a copy of the card, just put your
me and would be with me the minute he was finished         Nancy, the young gal behind the counter in the            membership id number on the card and pop the book
with his phone customer.                                   morning was an absolute gem. She made sure I              in your saddle bags!
                                                           knew the minute coffee was ready and asked the
My room was $109.95 plus tax which is a very               waitress in the restaurant to get me a cup right away     The Athabasca Hotel
reasonable price in a place like Jasper – being inside     – she and I had quite the giggle about me and my          510 Patricia St
the National Park is an expensive place to operate a       coffee fetish!                                            Jasper AB T0E 1E0
business.                                                  She checked me out of the room, again, I was              (780) 825-3386
The only true draw back to the room for me – I am          offered assistance with my bags.                          Fax: (780) 852-5340
a coffeeaholic and the room did not have a coffee                                                                    www.athabascahotel.com
The Busted Knuckle Chronicles   Community Events   19th Edition Vol 7 May 13th, 2010 Page 30

                                                                       Mark Your Calendar!
                                                                       May 28 and 29, 2010
                                                                       Demo Days at Indian
                                                                        Motorcyle Calgary
                                                   May 29 & 30, 2010
                                                   Ride with the
                                                   Tribe Pow-Wow

                                                   This spring the new
                                                   Indian Dealership in
                                                   Calgary is hosting
                                                   “Demo Days” on
                                                   the 28th and 29th of May.
                                                         2475 Pagasus Road N.E.
                                                       The Alberta Iron Indian Riders plan on
                                                    showing our support for the new dealership
                                                    by meeting there on the 29th for our annual
                                                                       Pow-Wow.
                                                             Those wishing to participate:
                                                    we’ll be leaving the dealership at 1:00 p.m. on
                                                                      May 29th for
                                                    1st Annual Pow-Wow Dice Run
                                                             $25.00 Entry
                                                      50/50 Split • Show & Shine
                                                    ALL BRANDS/RIDERS ARE WELCOME!
                                                     Run starts at Indian Motorcycle Calgary to south
                                                    in Okotoks, west to Black Diamond, north-west to
                                                    Bragg Creek, north to Canmore, then down the old
                                                     Hwy 31 to RAFTER SIX RANCH RESORT for a
                                                                        total 134 mile tour.
                                                     RAFTER SIX RANCH RESORT is offering a 10%
                                                      discount off their rates for this event. (Based on Dble
                                                      Occupancy of $179. - A hearty Breakfast is included)
                                                    Register your room or cabin at www.raftersix.com

				
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