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
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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tags and the
rifle with the
that we will
of our men
and women RIDER FRIENDLY BUSINESSES
and the gold ARE HERE FOR US...
lettering with SO LET’S MAKE SURE WE’RE
name and THERE FOR THEM.
aim is to ride
as a group
Smokey, President CVFR being also support
presented with the club patch significant
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
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.
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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,
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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
211 Arrowhead Park Road
RR#3, Huntsville, ON P1H 2J4
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.
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-
‘Yea, Though I Fly Through the Valley of the Shadow COCKER
of Death, I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 50,000 Feet COCKEYED
and Climbing.’ - Sign over SR71 Wing Ops- COCKLOFT
‘You’ve never been lost until you’ve been lost at COCKSPARROW
Mach 3.’ -Paul F. Crickmore (SR71 test pilot)- COCKSWAIN
WISDOM FROM MILITARY MANUALS COCOTTE
SUBMITTED BY Ryders Roost ‘The only time you have too much fuel is when you’re COCTION
on fire.’ -Unknown Author- COCYTUS
‘If the enemy is in range, so are you.’ CODEX
- Infantry Journal- ‘If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage CODGER
it has to be a helicopter -- and therefore, unsafe.’ CODIFICATION
‘It is generally inadvisable to eject - Fixed Wing Pilot- CODLING
directly over the area you just bombed.’ - US Air COEFFICIENCY
Force Manual - ‘When one engine fails on a twin-engine airplane, COELEBS
you always have enough power left to get you to the COELIAC
‘Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword, scene of the crash.’ -Multi-Engine Training Manual- COEMPTION
obviously never encountered automatic weapons.’ COETANEOUS
- 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
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
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
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: email@example.com
- Lead-in Fight er Training Manual -
The Busted Knuckle Chronicles Thoughts To Ponder 19th Edition Vol 7 May 13th, 2010 Page 26
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
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
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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
We start May 5th.
Hope to see everyone there, and
if any vendors want to come it’s a
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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
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
May 29 & 30, 2010
Ride with the
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
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
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