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Letter From The Editor…...................……..4 TRM-NY Readers.........................................5 Rides, Runs, & Rallies................................6 Thunder Jams.............................................1 Proud To Be An American......................12 Original Biker Art.....................................13 K.I.S.S......................................................14 Existing As A Motorcycle Club................16 News Bytes...............................................20 Hot Shots..................................................22 Father’s Day..............................................25 Colors........................................................27 Biker Friendly Directory.........................28 Clubs........................................................28 TNT...........................................................29 Jokers Wild...............................................32 Skin Art......................................................33 Upcoming Events.................……………..35
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June is here, and so is the warmer weather... bikes are Gina Marafioti, “Wild Bill” Lush, or “Blue Bike Mike” out and about covering
everywhere now, and that’s a great thing... so long as the cages keep an eye out for us, we may be ok. As the weather warms up, so does our engine temps, especially on air cooled V-Twins. Make sure you keep the oil at the proper level and avoid prolonged idling while stopped to avoid overheating. Keeping the engine temps down in the warm weather is just as important as keeping your body warm in the colder months. We’ve already starting the prep work for our 1st Annual End of Summer Bash on Sept. 4th at the Valley Brook Inn, Wurtsboro. Please contact Lisa MazzaRyan for vendor spots & any other information (845-234-9137. She has been working hard put make sure this will be a blast for all. Contact Donna Bracci for Valley Brook reservations (845-888-0300) I’d also like to take the time to introduce John Aiken (Orange County) and Joe “Torch” Repetur (Dutchess County) as the newest additions the Thunder Roads New York crew. I’m sure they will be doing their best to get your ads in by deadline (15th of every month). And I’m sure you’ve seen or will be seeing Myself,

rides and events for TRM-NY. I’d like to thank the TRM-NY crew for all their efforts and hard work that make our magazine possible. I’d also like to thank our Advertisers who support TRM-NY. They also make TRM-NY possible. Without them we would cease to exist. So stop by our advertisers and support the biker friendly businesses in NY. Remember, get your events listed by going to our website: www.thunderroads-NY.com and submitting them. That is the ONLY way they will make it into our mag... Keep the pictures and stories coming... See you on the road, William C. Frohmiller (owner/editor)

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Attiqua Spring Bash at: TJ’s, Wappingers Falls

Rides Runs And Rallies

ThePete Shanley 2nd Annual Catskill Reservoir Run with

Riding for Freedom
by Blue Bike Mike

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New Roc North’s 1st Poker Run

Orange County Choppers Open House

SATURDAY APRIL 24 TH WAS NEW ROC NORTH’S 1ST POKER RUN., IT STARTED AT RANTING AND RAVIN LEATHERS ON RT376 IN WAPPINGERS FALLS WENT DOWN TO FAST EDDIES IN FISHKILL THEN ACROSS THE BEAR MTN BRIDGE UP 9W AND 218 TO GULLY’S. FROM GILLY’S WE CROSSED THE NEWBURGH BEACON BRIDGE AND FINISHED AT TJ’s. REPRESENTATIVES OF NEW YORK STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT STOPPED AS MANY AS THEY COULD ON TR 52 JUST TO SAY HELLO (and I thought there were budget issues in NY) BLUE MOZART PLAYED SOME ROCK AND SOME BLUES. THE FOOD WAS GOOD AND THE CROWD WAS WELL BEHAVED AND PEACEFUL - Wild Bill Lush

3rd Annual Rottie Rescue Poker Run by Pipe

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ALPHA MALE GORILLAS “NO WORKING TITLE”
Evolution works in many ways and the Alpha Male Gorillas are no exception. In the 4 years since their first CD “A Band of Bugouts” these guys come roaring out of the mists with a vengeance! Taking on the establishment with subjects ranging from being on the beach without a job to ending the Federal reserve they paint a musical landscape with the resulting canvas being the image of a psychedelic carnival sitting alongside a long stretch on the highway of broken American dreams. The style of their music is not easy to pin down however they have tasty influences that range from Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Cypress Hill and even Syd Barrett era Pink Floyd with the instrumental track “World of the Psychic”. Other tracks of note are Bungalow Row, My Soul, FTC and Doctor Feelgood. The bonus track “Adjourned” a simple acoustic gem at the end sums up the whole musical journey. Sitting around with friends laughing and singing now matter how bleak the current situation seems in the world. www.alphamalegorillas.com Founded as a house band for the now established Chiller Theatre Convention in New Jersey. The Dead Elvi have managed to create a niche market for themselves and along the way have released 2 full length CD’s, have their music appear on a number of video releases and found a slot on a Rob Zombie produced CD “Halloween Hootenanny” now after a scattered hiatus they return from the Dead with the EP “A Taste of Blood” six tracks that show they are not slowing down but in fact picking up steam as they enter their third decade. Opening with Goth Girls a heavy rocker they segue through a variety of styles from “Luche Libre a homage to masked Mexican wrestlers that feels like they conjured up the spirit of Joey Ramone. Psychedelic Zombie BBQ has the feeling of a Beach Party movie from the sixties gone horribly awry but to music. It is a fun EP worthy of admission and a tasty bloody appetizer for the full length CD to come in the near future. www.deadelvi.com

THE DEAD ELVI “A TASTE OF BLOOD”

Wednesdays:
TJ’s BIKER BAR, 2363 RT.9D, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 The Pit Stop - Staten Island , NY 155 Clay Pit Road, Staten Island , NY 10309, Sponsor:LowRiders MC, http://www.LowRidersMC. com, Every Wednesday 6-10pm, old fashion affordable fun get back to the basics, secure street parking, Hot Rods Welcome, BBQ, drinks, vendors. Meet good people, kids welcome

Rondout Bay Marina Restaurant & Bar - Kingston, NY Every Thursday Night Biker BBQ come on down... 1000 Rt 213, Kingston, NY 5:00pm-12:00am

Fridays:
Ranting and Raving Leathers - Wappingers Falls, NY Rt 376 Business Park (across from McDonalds), Wappingers Falls, NY 12590, 845-5922000

Sundays:
Roadhouse Bar & grill, 300, Route 22, Brewster New York 10509, Beginning on Sunday June 6th and every Sunday following till?? The Roadhouse will be having it’s weekly Free Biker Bar-B-Q, weather permitting, for the 7th year. Hot dogs, burgers, kielbasa etc. Who cares? It’s free. Stop by and meet the cast and crew., 845-277-7458, e-mail roadhousebarandgrill2003@yahoo.com
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Thursdays:
Angela’s Pizza - Lake Katrine, NY Bike Night Runs 5-9, Angela’s Pizza & Restaurant, 9w & Leggs Mill Rd., Lake Katrine, NY 12449 845382-2211, http://www.angelaspizzarestaurant.com
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Proud To Be An American
THis is TRulY aN OuTRagE.... My name is d’lynn. i’m a disabled vietnam vet. i don’t look too bad for a beat-up old fart, do i? and that’s my ride. she’s looking pretty good looking also, especially when you consider that she’ll turn twenty this summer. That’s right, it’s a 1990 with a 1990 sidecar. i can’t ride a solo bike, ergo the sidecar rig. it’s my sole means of transportation - rain or shine, snow or wind, and this summer also marks a milestone in both of oad that’s not an idle statement or an “Oh, whoa is me” dire complaint. There’s a point to this, so hang in there a minute or two and read on. There’s a 25-year-old illegal immigrant woman living in Florida, with eight kids. Yes, eight “anchor babies” and she receives just shy of $1,500 per month per kid, plus medical, plus food stamps. Oh, wait. i’ve been informed that i shouldn’t call them Food stamps anymore. That’s not pC. it’s all called “social assistance” now. You do the math on that yourself. i’d say that she was schooled early in how to make it in the system. Twenty-five years old, eight kids . . . . . yep, she started early. You can whip out the calculator if you want, but this woman who never has paid a dime in taxes of any kind, (and still doesn’t – she’s ‘illegal,’ remember?) is here in this country illegally. she hasn’t paid one cent in medical for all the “anchor babies,” makes more in one month, legally, than i receive in over a year and a half in disability payments and i can’t even get food stamps! Oops, i mean “social assistance.” Technically i am eligible for “social assistance.” i was told it would be a walk through – a gimme – being disabled. No problem, and in the very next breath i was also informed that under the law the amount i received in “social assistance” would be deducted from my disability pension. let’s say i take a great photograph. it was just luck, a one of a kind accidental, in the right place at the right time shot. My local newspaper offers me fifty bucks to use the photo in a featured story. (i live in a small town and fifty bucks is all they could afford.) i have to report that fifty dollars to the va as earned income, which will immediately be deducted from my next month’s disability check. if i don’t report it i’m in violation of federal law and technically they can stop my disability pension and prosecute me under a federal felony. pretty cool, eh? For fifty bucks. i see no point in dealing with two federal bureaucracies, so i don’t bother. What’s the point? she’s here illegally and with just one kid would make over twice what i receive per month. she has eight and she’s not a stand-out case. she’s not alone. That’s the way the system works. Millions of illegal immigrants know this, know how the system works and know how to use it. (Haven’t you seen the pamphlet? it’s handed out all along our borders,
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“The illegal immigrants’ guide to Keeping america Just The Way it is.”) and that’s just the way it works. Did you know that the federal government provides a “refugee” in this country with a monthly “stipend” of $1,890, plus $580 a month in “social assistance?” That’s $2,470 a month, tax-free. That’s two and a half times what i’m allowed to receive as a disabled vet. and just what did they do to earn this? all you have to do is show up on our collective doorstep, raise your right hand and swear that you’re a refugee and, bingo, receive $30,000 a year, taxfree. That’s more than someone making $15 an hour, and they have to pay taxes to boot! Now, in defense of the veterans administration, they are doing what they can with what they’ve got. This is precious little compared to what they should have to get the job done. at least this country has a va. it’s the senate that keeps passing laws, rules and guidelines, cutting their budget, denying requests for more staff and computer systems to handle the massive work flow. Their hands are tied by the very government that’s supposed to give them what they need to get the job done, by the government you voted into office. Don’t scream at the va. i have. it’s misguided anger. The point to this “story?” Just why are you paying such high taxes to support this incredibly screwed-up government? Why? and i’m not proposing you stop paying your taxes. That’s wrong. There are good programs and reasons to pay your taxes and support our government. What am i proposing? it’s quite simple. vote. The government, our government, is broken and we as the voters serve as the maintenance crew. We fix it . . . . . by voting. if your state senator has been in office more then two terms, vote ‘em out at the next election. if your state representative has been in office more then two terms, vote ‘em out of office. We put term limits on just about every publicly-elected official in the country except the House and senate. Why? Believe me, they know this and love it! ahhh - the power! i don’t care how much you believe your senator or Representative is doing a good job. They’re not! look at the government you have, that we have. How can you state they are doing what you want as the voter that put them there? How? vote them out of office. Do it. Change the course of this country’s history by what you are granted and guaranteed under the law. vote! and if you have the guts, the anger, the outrage, start a petition in your state for a state-wide initiative to be placed on your next state ballot. limiting the terms of office for your state senators and state representatives to your federal government to two terms. The federal government will never pass such a law, but you can. You can get it done. You can force it. You can make it a law. This is the first step in “getting it right.” Just vote. it’s simple. it’s easy. This first step will send a very clear message. it’ll work. it’ll put “us” back in control of “them.” as it should be. as it was intended in the first place. are you an american? Born and raised? Then vote!
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KEEP IT SIMPLE SHEPHERD’S PIE original recipe by: Toni McCoy 1-1/2 lbs ground round beef (not ground Chuck, ground Round) 1 onion chopped in large chop (or get pre-chopped onion @ store) 1 Bag of Frozen Mixed veggies; Thawed 1 Box of instant Mashed potatoes; *iDaHO spuDs brand 1 Tub of sour Cream 1 stick of Butter; Divided, or i.C.B.i.N.B. (i Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter) Margarine 1/2 cup Beef Broth 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 Bag of Finely shredded Cheddar Cheese salt & pepper to Taste Make the instant mashed potatoes first. go ahead and use a large stock pot and make the entire box. Be sure and add ½ stick of butter (or 2 heaping Tablespoons of iCBiNB) to potatoes, add tub of sour cream & salt & pepper to taste. Next, take ¼ pat of butter or 1 Tablespoon of iCBiNB to first saute’ your onion in skillet and once onion is done and skillet is hot, move onions off to side & go ahead and drop your ground beef in. Don’t move it around. let it start cooking then break it up into larger chunks with wooden spoon. salt & pepper to taste. add garlic powder if want & dash of Nutmeg. again, you want the meat to carmelize and get good and browned. You don’t really have to drain it as ground Round renders hardly any grease, but if you want, drain, then return to skillet, add Tablespoon of Worsteshire sauce, ½ cup Beef Broth and Bag of Frozen veggies. spray a 9x13 glass baking dish with cooking spray. layer just a 1/4 inch high of mashed potatoes as your starter layer, then use all your ground round beef mixture as your full second layer. Next, layer your Cheddar cheese thuroughly on top of beef layer, then layer your mashed potatoes up on top and take a fork and dab at the potatoes to form little peaks that will brown off as it bakes. Cook in 400 degree oven until bubbling and brown (about 30 minutes). Delicious! Bake up some super crusty, hot French bread & serve w/ honey butter.
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EASY PLEASINg SUNFLOWER PEAR TART 1 Can (24 ozs.) Bartlett pears; Halved is Easier 2 pkgs. of French vanilla pudding Mix Milk 1/4 Cup of almond Extract or *almond-Flavor liqueur can be substituted 1 (8-inch) pastry shell, Baked & Cooled apricot glaze *(Follow Recipe Below) Drain pears;p reserve 1 up of liquid from can. prepare pudding according to directions, substituting reserved pear l iquid for part of milk; stir in almond extract or liqueur. pour into pastry shell; chill until puddig set. slice your pear halves in half and arrange all around the pastry shell, slightly overlapping each other until it looks exactly like a giant sunflower, complete with bright yellow center. it’s beautiful to look at and even better to eat! sounds familiar, huh ladies? APRICOT gLAZE: Heat 1/2 cup of apricot or peach preserves and 1 tablespoon almond-flavor liqueur or pear liquid. press through a sieve or cheese cloth and discard pulp. if you like pulp, then don’t bother. some people, myself included, love the pulp of anything, especially fiction. pour hot glaze all over your beautiful sunflower pear Tart (just the pears, not the center). You’re going to be making this all the time it’s that dang simple and double-danged good! RAZZLE-BERRY MINT COOLER 1 to 2 Cups of Fresh Mint leaves 5 Cups *Dole pineapple Juice, chilled 2 Cups *Dole Frozen Raspberries 1 Can (6 ozs.) Frozen limeade Concentrate; Thawed 1 Bottle (32 ozs.) of *sprite 1 Whole lime, sliced Thin for garnish *Optional: 1/2 Bottle of premium vodka Rub mint leaves around side of punch bowl, then drop the bruised leaves in bottom of bowl. Combine remaining ingredients and yum-yum it up thru a thick straw! Man... that’s good stuff! Make a batch and enjoy poolside.

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Motorcycle safety classes available
Ithaca Community Education is offering a motorcycle safety class. Openings are available for the June and July classes. The class is $25 and participants must turn 16 by December 31, 2010. Bikes are provided. For more information, visit www.ithacaschools.net and click on Departments or call 989-875-2550.
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The point i am trying to make is that the MC’s out there that you and i may not like is much closer to what we are then these out of Control government agencies that are trying to by: lJ James destroy all of us! i am reminded of the scene in the Movie Braveheart where as the days go by i see more and Hundreds of different scottish Clans come together. some more injustice done to Motorcycle got along, others did not and yet others out right hated each Club Members, There are many other and would fight on sight to the death! who are always ready to stand and if you or i where to take a look at two of these clans that fight for their rights while many others could give a shit less! i have hated each other, it would probably take a long time for us to figure out what their differences where, To us these Clans had many laugh at me when i say would appear the same! Motorcycle Clubs need to unite in There came a time for these Clans when the grip of England order to save themselves from a Complete ban across the Country of that had slowly been growing tighter around the necks all MC’s. people tell me their is just of all of them reached a point where the leaders of these Clans realized they would rather live with people who may too much hatred between a lot of not agree with everything they do, but at least they could the Motorcycle Clubs ! understand their values! i am sure this Choice was easier to The Fights between the MC’s are make when every knew the only other choice was to watch what the government is using to as they where are all slowly destroyed one by one and slowly destroy all MC’s ! There are real wars going on all over the world erased from History! you never see on Tv at all ! Why is it that when Two different This is the point where american Motorcycle Clubs are now at! We do not need to like each other and we can even still MC Members get into a fight it is on every News Channel hate each other! But we must work together before it is too in every paper and more often then not there is some Tv late! Docudrama made about it? i look at the MC’s out there and there are some that i do not There are Countries around the world that have already like, Their values and Beliefs are not the same as i believe a banned Motorcycle Clubs all together! MC Members who hated each other yesterday are finding Respect for each Motorcycle Club should be ! other as they fight side by side for their simple right to just i believe in the Ole skool values of Brotherhood, loyalty, exist!!! Freedom. if i have something my Brother too has that something! i believe if someone starts a fight with my Brother We Know what the Road ahead of us holds, Do We just Continue Riding till We get there or do We begin preparing they are starting a Fight with us both! i do not believe in for the storm ahead? Robbing and stealing to get what i want! i do not believe a Motorcycle Club Member should use his MC Membership to i am Your Bro lJ James americanBikerX.com Bully and Extort people! BiKER lOWDOWN RaDiO sHOW (livE WEDNEsDaY’s Most MCs share these beliefs but there are shades of grey aT 8pM East Coast Times - 5pm West Coast Times)CHECK in some areas and some times a small difference can mean FOR TiMEs NEaR YOu a lot. The value of Brotherhood is held the same by almost every all sHOWs aRCHivED aND availaBlE 24 HOuRs a DaY FROM EvERY COMpuTER WORlD WiDE !!! MC out there! The love of the Motorcycle and the feelings We feel while riding these Motorcycle’s with our Brother’s as lisTEN TO THE sHOW aT BiKERlOWDOWN.COM guest call-in number: (347) 237-4874 a Motorcycle Club are felt the same by just about all of us! Most of our core beliefs are real similar if not exact!

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THE AIM/NCOM MOTORCYCLE E-NEWS SERVICE is brought to you by Aid to Injured Motorcyclists (A.I.M.) and the National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM), and is sponsored by the Law Offices of Richard M. Lester. For more information, call us at 1-(800) ON-A-BIKE or visit us on our website at http://www.ON-A-BIKE.com

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NCOM NEWS BYTES 10-06 Compiled & Edited by Bill Bish, National Coalition of Motorcyclists

MOTORCYCLIST FATALITIES INEXPLICABLY PLUMMET Following more than a decade of steady increases, motorcycle rider fatalities unaccountably dipped by double-digit proportions last year. Motorcyclist deaths dropped by 16% nationwide through the first three quarters of 2009, compared to the same period in 2008 when fatalities reached their highest level of 5,290. The study -- sponsored by the governors Highway safety association, which represents state traffic safety agencies -- is drawn from preliminary fatality data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. While there is nothing in the data to indicate the cause of the sudden decline, the gHsa asked state safety agencies to speculate on reasons for the decline, and several respondents pointed to the economy and underscored that a significant portion of motorcycling is for recreation rather than transportation. Other reasons cited in the study for the decline: Fewer beginning motorcyclists; an increase in priority given to state motorcycle safety programs; an increased awareness of motorcycles by other drivers; and colder, wetter weather in some states during the riding season. it doesn’t appear helmet laws played a significant role in the decline. The popularity of motorcycles has surged in the past decade, particularly among aging baby boomers and women, nearly doubling to more than 10 million. During the nine-month period of the comparison, the District and 38 states reported a drop in motorcycle deaths, and 12 states recorded an increase. California had 133 fewer deaths, Florida had 111 fewer and Ohio had 48 fewer. Only two states -- Hawaii and Rhode island -- had double-digit increases. Once numbers for the final three months of 2009 are factored in, the report projects, the annual fatality decline will be at least 10%. AgINg RIDERS AT HIgHER RISK Motorcycle riders across the country are growing older, and the impact of this trend is evident in emergency rooms nationwide as doctors are finding that senior citizens who ride motorcycles are more likely to be involved in accidents and also more likely to be injured or die than their younger counterparts. Researchers at the university of Rochester Medical Center found that half of all motorcyclists needing emergency treatment in 2005 were over 40, nearly double the number in 1996, which is consistent with demographic data indicating that the average age of motorcycle ownership has rose from 33 years in 1998 to 40 years in 2003. injury severity, length of stay in the hospital or intensive care unit, and mortality were higher for riders over the age of 40.
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in the study, which was published in the March issue of the american surgeon, researchers using the National Trauma Databank reviewed the records of 61,689 motorcyclists aged 17 to 89 years involved in a motorcycle crash between 1996 and 2005. Those ages 50-59 were the fastest growing group involved with crashes, and accidents involving riders in that age group were almost twice as likely to be fatal as those involving younger bikers. “Treating a 60-year-old who has been in a motorcycle accident is very different from treating a 21-year-old who has been in a similar accident -- 60-year-olds bring a lot more medical baggage with them and impact outcomes,” Dr. Mark gestring, director of the trauma program at the Medical Center. age-related factors associated with aging, such as impaired vision, delayed reaction time, and altered balance contribute to motorcycle crashes in this population. The increase in injury severity for older riders may be related to the reduced capacity to withstand injury as the body ages, including decreases in bone strength and brain size, as well as pre-existing medical conditions.

NATURALISTIC MOTORCYCLE SAFETY STUDY The Motorcycle safety Foundation (MsF) has announced that it will partner with the virginia Tech Transportation institute (vTTi) on the world’s first motorcycle safety study that will use small video recorders and instrumentation mounted on numerous bikes for 6-18 months to gather data about the riders and events that occur. Termed a “naturalistic” study, vTTi has developed this technology and used it successfully to conduct a 100-car study in 2005 that included 69 crashes and more than 750 near-crashes. according to the MsF, “The method is presently in use by researchers across the globe to target nearly every type of roadway user, with the exception of two-wheeled vehicles. This study, expected to be on the road by early 2011, will greatly advance the understanding of interactions among rider, motorcycle, roadway, other roadway users and the environment.” vTTi Director Tom Dingus added that “We expect the study to be very valuable to the Motorcycle safety Foundation’s work, since we also will examine where and how crash avoidance is successful. With so much information bandwidth coming from the cameras and instrumentation on each bike, we’ll be able to examine details for years, and the findings will be relevant for decades.” Naturalistic Method identifies crashes using time-series video and numeric data, reveals factors not detectable through crash investigation, creates its own controls by comparing the crash-involved rider to himself/herself at all other times, and permits quantification of rider performance and behavior in non-critical and critical riding situations. PATRIOT gUARD RIDERS BARRED FROM MINERS MEMORIAL Many of the 29 West virginia coal miners who died at the upper Big Branch mining explosion on april 5th were veterans and some rode motorcycles, so bereaved families had requested the patriot guard Riders to attend
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the memorial service. pgR is an informal group of motorcyclists which exists to make sure that all veterans are given respectful funerals. But they were barred from attending this service by federal officials who labeled them a security threat. The appearance of the patriot guard Riders at the service, at the request of several families, had been cleared in advance by West virginia governor Joe Manchin, who is also a motorcycle rider. But the day before the service, Joe Cumblidge, the West virginia state Captain of the patriot guard Riders e-mailed the men who were scheduled to participate: “Due to circumstances totally and completely beyond the control of the patriot guard Riders and governor Joe Manchin of West virginia, we are regrettably ordering a sTaND DOWN for this mission. specific details will not be posted here but, we’ve been told we are not welcome to participate because of certain high-level dignitaries that are scheduled to be in attendance.” The “high-level dignitaries” were president Barack Obama and vice president Joe Biden. a patriot guard Rider told WsaZ in Charleston that Manchin had been forbidden to allow them to participate “because of overwhelming security concerns with highranking federal officials -- it was just not logistically possible for them to be a part of the event.” Both Obama and Biden managed to escape West virginia unharmed. LEgAL CHALLENgES TO MICHIgAN HELMET LAW several members of aBaTE of Michigan rode to the lenawee County judicial building on Tuesday, april 20th to show support for a fellow motorcyclist who is challenging a non-compliant helmet ticket. Ryan Hildebrand, 26, is one of nearly a dozen riders ticketed this spring by adrian police sgt. lynn Courington for wearing helmets that the state claims do not meet federal Department of Transportation standards. Representing the group of ticketed riders is aid to injured Motorcyclists (a.i.M.) attorney lawrence “Katman” Katkowsky, who filed an appearance for the helmet defendant. a formal hearing was set for June 29 in district court, and Katkowsky said he will try to consolidate all the helmet infraction cases that are being challenged for the June 29 hearing. “The issues are all the same,” he said. He is taking on the helmet enforcement issue in lenawee County on behalf of aBaTE of Michigan, which also has a lawsuit pending in united state District Court in grand Rapids, challenging the state’s DOT helmet rule. One of the enforcement issues Katkowsky will raise is regarding probable cause to justify a traffic stop on a civil infraction. aBaTE claims in the lawsuit that police have to look inside a helmet to determine if it meets DOT standards, and therefore cannot claim plain sight evidence to justify a traffic stop and request to inspect a helmet. No trial date is scheduled. ANgRY FRENCH MOTORCYCLISTS SNARL TRAFFIC IN PROTEST Forty thousand motorcyclists demonstrated all over France in protest of a recent government announcement to fine any bikers caught filtering through traffic (“lane
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splitting”), and more than 60 cities saw their roads blocked by hordes of angry riders who said NON to French authorities who propose to treat motorbikes, scooters and mopeds like cars and require them to stay in their lane one behind another. so, they behaved like cars. On March 13th the la Fédération Française Des Motards en Colère (FFMC - the French Federation of angry Bikers) urged all motorcyclists to occupy the space of one car in each lane, and within minutes an enormous traffic jam was created that gridlocked the whole of paris on a busy saturday afternoon as car drivers were stuck in traffic until late in the evening. While bikers blocked the roadways above ground, other protestors went underground bringing the subway system to a grinding halt in response to a statement made by French Transport secretary Jean-Marc Belotti, who said “if they (bikers) are not happy, they can take the metro like everyone else.” They inconvenience us, we will inconvenience them, responded the FFMC, which set a fine example of civil obedience to demonstrate the impact of motorcycles on traffic flow, good or bad.

WEIRD NEWS: EASY WRITERS TEXT WHILE RIDINg Everyone knows that texting while driving can be dangerous. Now consider this: texting while riding a motorcycle, in heavy traffic! it’s not uncommon in vietnam, where 29 million motorcycles are the primary source of transportation. pham Thi Thuy linh is 21, a college student and -- according to a recent contest sponsored by a mobile phone company -- has the fastest fingers in vietnam. she can text 160 characters in 25 seconds, though she admits she is “about 20 or 30 percent slower texting on my bike.” she doesn’t much care that texting while driving is both illegal and not too smart. Tran van Thanh is a senior official in the government’s office of traffic safety. He told National public Radio that understands the concerns about texting while driving, but says peoples’ bad habits will take time to change, and with limited resources it’s impossible to crack down on everyone for everything. Meanwhile, contest-winner pham says she can’t wait to get one of the new iphone packages. she says it will enable her to text even faster than she does now, from everywhere -- including her bike. QUOTABLE QUOTE: “Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.” senator Barry goldwater (1909-1998) u.s. senator from arizona

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A Celebration In Honor of All Fathers
Father’s Day is a day of commemoration and celebration of Dad. it is a day to not only honor your father, but all men who have acted as a father figure in your life - whether as stepfathers, uncles, grandfathers, or “Big Brothers.” The History of Father’s Day Mrs. John B. Dodd, of Washington, first proposed the idea of a “father’s day” in 1909. Mrs. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William smart. William smart, a Civil War veteran, was widowed when his wife (Mrs. Dodd’s mother) died in childbirth with their sixth child. Mr. smart was left to raise the newborn and his other five children by himself on a rural farm in eastern Washington state. it was after Mrs. Dodd became an adult that she realized the strength and selflessness her father had shown in raising his children as a single parent. The first Father’s Day was observed on June 19, 1910 in spokane Washington. at about the same time in various towns and cities across american other people were beginning to celebrate a “father’s day.”. in 1924 president Calvin Coolidge supported the idea of a national Father’s Day. Finally in 1966 president lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the 3rd sunday of June as Father’s Day. Father’s Day has become a day to not only honor your father, but all men who act as a father figure. stepfathers, uncles, grandfathers, and adult male friends are all honored on Father’s Day. Did you know that there are 64.3 million fathers in america? Did you know that in families where the mother works outside of the home, 14% of fathers are full-time stay-at-home dads? Did you know that nearly a quarter of all married dads have three or more children living at home? Did you know that one in five single parents with primary custody is a dad? Did you know that 31% of them are due child support from their child’s mother? Did you know that 11% of Dads are stepdads, living full-time with their spouse’s children? Did you know that 85% of Dads live only with their biological children? Did you know two-thirds of children under the age of six eat dinner with their dads every day? Did you know that six out ten children under the age of six were praised at least three times a day by their fathers? Did you know that one in twelve men serving in the us army are dads? Did you know that one in four dads who work outside the home spend less than an hour a day with their kids? And did you know that 38% of working dads say they would take a pay cut to spend more time with their kids? (source for figures: us Census Bureau)

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Allergies?
Kevin g. Charleville Have you ever sneezed while riding? Most of us, if not all of us, have. spring time allergies affect thousands of individuals every season. some are more prone than others and do suffer miserably. it also seems that the older we get, the more we notice the uncomfortable symptoms of seasonal allergies. Of course, many of us suffer from other allergies as well. Things such as pet dander, mold, house dust, cigarette/cigar smoke, and so on. My own Father is allergic to some alcoholic beverages such as beer and wine. some symptoms of seasonal allergies are, (and i need not mention this to those who suffer) headaches, especially the frontal section, nasal drainage, sinus pressure, tearing of the eyes, dry throat and mouth, tiredness, weakness, mild sore throat, and even mild flu like symptoms in severe cases. springtime seems to be the worst for most, due to all that lovely pollen flying around in the air, and if you are riding and enjoying the beautiful spring temps and scenes, you are most likely sucking it right in your respiratory system. Of course, if you are like me, you are going to suffer the consequences to get in a good ride. There are some measures you can take to minimize or relieve the affects. One way is just not go out in it, yeah right! You can wear a paper respirator or cover your mouth and nose with a bandana. There are also many over the counter and prescription meds you can take to relieve those nasty symptoms. There are many on the market and they basically all have the same warnings and side effects. i am not going to suggest any that is better than the other, you must talk to your personal doc and he will help figure out which one works best for you. There are several categories of meds to choose from, Oral antihistamines (taken by mouth), Nasal antihistamines, Decongestants (oral and nasal), Nasal sprays nonsteroid types and Nasal sprays steroid types. like mentioned above, they all work well, however, most all of them share one motorcycle riding negative side effect, Drowsiness. some parts of the country and other parts of the world, do not share the severity of seasonal allergens as we do here in the Mid-West. However, that does not mean that you cannot suffer from other types of allergies as mentioned above. if you think you may be suffering from some type of allergies, and then, by all means, see your personal doc. if he can suggest or prescribe something that will make your ride that much more enjoyable, who would not want that? after a long cold winter, nice weather is finally here. Ride safe, ride free, and please take care of the children.
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DiscriMiNatioN oN tHe basis of clotHiNG or clUb MeMbersHiP is illeGal
Article I, Section 11 of the New York State Constitution states “that no person shall be denied the equal protection of the laws of this state or any subdivision thereof.” Article 4, Section 40 of the Civil Rights Law provides that “all persons within the jurisdiction of this state shall be entitled to the full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities and privileges of any places of public accommodations, resort or amusement subject only to the conditions and limitations established by law and applicable alike to all persons.” The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that individuals have the constitutional right under the First Amendment to wear clothing which displays writing or designs. Cohen v. California, 403 US 15 (1971). In addition, the right of an individual to freedom of association has long been recognized and protected by the United States Supreme Court Thus, a person’s right to wear the clothing of his choice, as well as his right to belong to any club or organization his choice is constitutionally protected, and persons or establishments who discriminate on the basis of clothing or club membership are subject to lawsuit.

Here is my Take on it. Bars discriminating against motorcycle clubs by not allowing them entrance to their establishment is unconstitutional. Your local MC’s raise thousands of dollars a year by holding local charity events raising money for autism, toys for tots local animal shelters and supporting our troops in addition to fund risers for local families and residents in need of assistance due to personal tragedy and debilitating diseases. Most bikers are local business owners and hard working residents of your area. Discrimination is a crime in NY state and should not be tolerated. Luke Gentile Brotherhood of Steel MC AMA Charter #2809 nybosmc.com

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BIKER FRIENDLY DIRECTORY
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a gynecologist had become fed up with malpractice insurance and HMO paperwork, and was burned out. Hoping to try another career where skillful hands would be beneficial, he decided to become a mechanic. He went to the local technical college, signed up for evening classes, attended diligently, and learned all he could.When the time of the practical exam approached, the gynecologist prepared carefully for weeks, and completed the exam with tremendous skill. When the results came back, he was surprised to find that he had obtained a score of 150%. Fearing an error, he called the instructor, saying, “i don’t want to appear ungrateful for such an outstanding result, but i wonder if there is an error in the grade?” “The instructor said, “During the exam, you took the engine apart perfectly, which was worth 50% of the total mark. You put the engine back together again perfectly, which is also worth 50% of the mark.” after a pause, the instructor added, “i gave you an extra 50% because you did it all through the muffler, which i’ve never seen done in my entire career”. a little old lady from Wisconsin had worked in and around her family dairy farm since she was old enough to walk, with hours of hard work and little compensation. When canned Carnation Milk became available in grocery stores in approximately the 1940s, she read an advertisement offering $5,000 for the best slogan. The producers wanted a rhyme beginning with ‘Carnation Milk’ is best of all. she thought to herself, i know all about milk and dairy farms, i can do this! she sent in her entry, and several weeks later, a black limo pulled up in front of her house. a man got out and said, ‘Carnation lOvED your entry so much, we are here to award you $2,500. even though we will not be able to print it, it was a purely genius marketing slogan”. “Carnation milk is best of all, no tits to pull, no hay to haul, no buckets to wash, no shit to pitch, just poke a hole in the little son-of-a-bitch.” a 3-year-old boy examined his testicles while taking a bath. ‘Mom’, he asked, ‘are these my brains?’ she quietly replied, ‘Not yet!’ Business slogan of The Year: if our service is not up to your standards - please lower your standards.

a woman and a man are involved in a car accident on a snowy, cold Monday morning; it’s a bad one. Both of their cars are totally demolished, but amazingly neither of them is hurt. god works in mysterious ways. after they crawl out of their cars, the man is yelling about women drivers. The woman says, ‘so, you’re a man. That’s interesting. i’m a woman. Wow, just look at our cars! There’s nothing left, but we’re unhurt. This must be a sign from god that we should be friends and live in peace for the rest of our days.’ Flattered, the man replies, ‘Oh yes, i agree completely, this must be a sign from god! But you’re still at fault...women shouldn’t be allowed to drive.’ The woman continues, ‘and look at this, here’s another miracle. My car is completely demolished but this bottle of wine didn’t break. surely god wants us to drink this wine and celebrate our good fortune. she hands the bottle to the man. The man nods his head in agreement, opens it and drinks half the bottle and then hands it back to the woman. The woman takes the bottle, puts the cap back on and hands it back to the man. The man asks, ‘aren’t you having any?’ The woman replies, ‘No. i think i’ll just wait for the police...’ Celibacy can be a choice in life, or a condition imposed by unforeseen circumstances. While attending a Marriage Weekend, my wife and i listened to the instructor declare, ‘it is essential that husbands and wives know the things that are important to each other..” He then addressed the men, ‘Can you name and describe your wife’s favorite flower?’ i leaned over, touched my wife gently, and whispered, ‘gold Medal-all-purpose, isn’t it?’ and thus began my life of celibacy.... Two young boys; R.J. and M.B. walked into a pharmacy one day, picked out a box of tampons and proceeded to the checkout counter. Mr. Empson, the owner & pharmacist, asked the older boy, “son, how old are you?” “Eight,” R.J. proudly replied. Mr. Empson continued, “Do you know what these are used for?” R.J. replied, “not exactly, but they aren’t for me. They’re for him. He’s my brother, M.B., he’s four. We saw on Tv that if you use these you would be able to swim and ride a bike. Right now, he can’t do either one.”

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June 2010 June 4th Bon Party uSA - Hector, NY BON Party USA in the Beautiful Finger Lakes region of NY!! June 4-6 Add to your events NOW...you won’t want to miss this party! Join us at BIG JOHNSON’S Sports Bar & Restaurant, 5800 Rt. 414 in Hector,N.Y. 14841, Anyone and Everyone is welcome for an entire weekend of Partying! Friday night Meet and Greet; Saturday Bike run through the scenic Finger Lakes area! Saturday night party with LIVE music from the band DILF! Sunday, Hang out or head home! Rustic Camping with Porta Potties and showers available. Huge bar with a full menu, rear patio/pavillion for hundreds, and fenced in area for bike games! Bike games including burn out pit, bikini wash, slow ride, and other contests. Over 17 Wineries within a 6mi. radius. 12 miles North of Watkins Glen with plenty of Bed and Breakfasts and hotels. We have a list of local ones, just ask us! Partying Rain or Shine, just NO PETS, WEAPONS, or ATTITUDES PLEASE!! NO CHARGE for ANY BON Activites and FREE camping! Add to your events today! See you all soon!! June 4th - 6th Thunder in Old Forge - Old Forge, NY Sponsored by Central Adirondack Association, Hello from the Official Bike Festival called Thunder In Old Forge. Located in the Adirondacks, this event has quickly become one of the favorites! This 3-day event will include Expo with many different vendors, bike show, bike parade on Sunday, music all weekend long throughout town, scavenger hunts, free tire and battery checks, tattoo contest, guided and self-guided rides, judging of bikes in 12 different categories, food specials to include Chicken BBQ, Pig Roast, Clam Bake and more great treats for you to experience throughout Old Forge and the surrounding areas. Admission for the Expo is only $5.00 for the weekend. Come up for the weekend or take a ride for a day! For more information call (315) 354-5532 or (315) 369-6777, click here to send e-mail, or go to http://www. thunderinoldforge.com June 4th - 6th Harley Happenin - Gowanda, NY Rte 62, Gowanda, NY 14070, Sponsor: Gowanda Harley Davidson and Friends of the Hollywood Theater Good Times, Good People, Good Bands, Three-day event with a ride to benefit the Friends of Hollywood Theater. Raising funds to restore this grand ole lady to original beauty June 4th - 13th Pennsylvania Rally On Th e River Northumberland, PA The bars will be serving beer & soft drinks and there will be plenty of excellent food. Test your riding skills in one of our insane and wacky biker contest, or, if you dare, enter one of our erotic adult contests. Each evening there will be live music from local and headline bands and there will be plenty of vendors for all sorts of biker clothing and accessories. Also planned are tours to some very interesting places throughout the Susquehanna Valley. For more information go to http:// www.parallyontheriver.com/. June 5th Ridin For a Reason - Fingerlakes Region, NY Benefit run for Camp Good Days and Special Times sponsored by the Conesus Lake Riders MC. $20 donation per bike with sign ups from 10 till noon at the Rush NY Creekside Inn and at Arkport Cycles in Arkport NY. Both groups will meet in Dansville NY

at the Skybrook Campground for trophies, food and door prizes. After that, Rockin for a Reason begins with three live bands including The Trolls and Legacy. For more info call Camp Good Days at 585-6245555 or visit our website CLR-MC.com. June 5th Here Comes the Sun Bike Poker Run - Walden, NY Eastside Bar and Grill, 624 Rt 52, Walden, NY 845-787-4160, Live Music/TBA, IN A CRISES? CALL SUICIDE HOTLINE: 1-800273-TALK, Hudson Valley Chapter -American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) serving six counties; Dutchess, Ulster, Orange, Sullivan, Putnam and Rockland. JOIN BIKERS PROMOTE SUICIDE AWARENESS AND END THE STIGMA ASSOCIATED WITH MENTAL HEALTH SO MORE PEOPLE WILL SEEK HELP, Registration: 8:3010:30AM - 10:30AM Kickstands Up!, Great 2HR Bike Run - Return to East Side Bar & Grill., $25 per rider & $40 couple includes: Kick off Breakfast, Lunch, Live Music, trophies, raffles., Pre-Register and receive $5.00 raffle tix. FREE T-SHIRTS TO THE 1ST 50 REGISTERED! June 5th VCMC Brothers Lost Run (Memorial Run) (VCMR) - Vestal Center, NY At the Redmens Club, VCMC, http://vcmc1.org/index.html, This will be the 17th annual Memorial Run. We put on a pretty good run with a good party at the end! Ride leaves at 11AM SHARP! Ride goes around the horn with a few thirty minute stops at water’n holes and back to the Redmens. All proceeds go to help charities and local people in need. Rain or Shine event! We have had upwards of 300 bikes on this run in the later years and as few as 10 or 20 on the rainy years(usually us diehards...lol). Come on out and join us! June 5th Benefit for “Little Tim” - Highland, NY Brown’s Bar & Grill, 654 RT.44-55, Highland, NY 12528, Telephone: 845-389-1558, Sponsor: WOODSTOCK JOE, woodstockjoe@aol.com, We will have a pig roast, BBQ, Uncle Willy as MC, Live Music by Huy Geady & Freak Accident plus a live acoustic performance from Charlie Sabin of Attention Deficit Society http://www.myspace.com/ officialattentiondeficitsociety..Free draft beer while it lasts (also a full bar inside), Raffles, Door Prices !! $20.00 Donation is requested June 5th 2nd Annual Blessing of the Bikes - Lock , NY The Cobblestone Inn, Rt. 38, Lock, NY, FREE, 11:00 am SHARP, Rain or Shine, Food Afterwards June 5th Annual Motorcycle Run - Syracuse, NY 1114 Wolf St., Syracuse, NY, The ABATE of Onondaga 10th Annual Motorcycle Run will be held on June 5, 2010 at the Loop Grill in Syracuse, New York (NY) Registration beginning at 11am until Noon. Entry fee of $10/Person, there will be a Ride with 5 Stops. Open to the public!!, http://www.abateny. org, 315-254-7093,315-455-1073,315-849-5410 June 5th Tattoo & Bike Expo - Poughkeepsie, NY Show Time: 5:00 pm, Ticket Price: $7 adv, $10 dos, Tattoo & Bike Expo featuring Planet New York Tattoo / Ink Scription / Iripride / Music Guests: Kid Jerusalem & Last Chan, The Chance, http://www.TheChanceTheater.com, Venue Contact Phone: 845-471-1966

June 6th Motorcycle Fun Run - Amherst, NY Transit Town Plaza Rt 5&78, Amherst, NY, Sponsor: Don Geogers, Multi club event for Roswell June 7th - 12th Americade - Lake George , NY Sponsored by AMA, Registration is at the Holiday Inn in Lake George but activities will take place at various locations around the Lake George Area. Registration begins at 11:00 am on June 1st. Events include guided and unguided rides, poker runs, scavenger hunt, tradeshow, bike shows, vendors, Entertainment, and more. For more information call (518) 798-7888, or go to http://www.tourexpo.com June 10th- 13th HOGROCk River Rally - Cave In Rock , IL Host HogRock, Inc, Event Type Motorcycle Rally, Event Description Three days and nights of non-stop FUN! Three Stages with bands, WILD contests, and various other Entertainment. Located in southern Illinois on the Ohio River, next to the Shawnee National Forest. Camping, showers, vendors, helicopter rides, field events, poker run and more! Don’t Miss the HOTTEST Little party in the Midwest! 866-4647625 Event URL HTTP://www.hogrock.com June 11th - 13th The Rhinebeck Grand National Super Meet Rhinebeck , NY 3 big days of Antique Motorcycles, Parts, and Collectibles!!! Dutchess County Fairgrounds... ALL MAKES WELCOME. http://www.rhinebecknationalmeet.com June 11th - 13th Blackthorne’s Annual Motorcycle Spring Run - East Durham, NY Blackthorne Resort, 348 Sunside Road, East Durham, NY 12423, (518) 634-2541 Sponsor: The Handel family, http://catskillmountainthunder. com/, royhandelwithcmt@yahoo.com Description: June 11-13, 2010 Blackthorne Resort’s Annual Motorcycle Spring Run Tour and Getaway Weekend Some of the most beautiful and scenic riding upstate NY has to offer. Take your pick—twisties through the mountains to a 5-state view, or flat-land highway riding—it’s all here. Great food, great booze, and plenty of both all weekend! The ever-popular band Shovelhead returns again this year. Blackthorne Resort is the biker owned and operated home of the legendary Catskill Mountain Thunder, celebrating it’s 13th anniversary this September. Join us for the best riding and partying weekend of the early season! All brands and types of bikes are welcome! For more info contact: Roy Handel royhandelwithcmt@yahoo.com 348 Sunside Road East Durham, NY 12423 (518) 634-2541 June 11th - 13th Redwood Run - Piercy , CA Motorcycle Rally, Event Description One of the only true old school biker rallies left on the West Coast, the Redwood Run Motorcycle Rally is a 2-day party with lots of great music, biker games and a wet t-shirt contest. On-site camping, vendors, food & beer make it so you never have to leave the Redwood Run Rally site until its time to go home. Be sure to read my blog for a lot more information and where to find CycleFish (Me & Laura) at the event. HTTP://www. redwoodrun.com June 12th Poker Run for Homeless Veterans Stillwater, NY American Legion Post 490, Lake Street, Stillwater NY,

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Stillwater American Legion Riders, Post 490 will be holding their 3rd Annual Poker Run for Saratoga County Vererans Home., Registration Starts @ 8am-10am at Post 490., Riders $15, Pass $10 FREE event pin with Preregistrations., Deadline is May 29th., This includes, pig roast, prizes, 50/50’s, raffles and more. , Every year it gets bigger and better. http://www.bikerdatabase.com, fishej4@rpi.edu, Sueecyd@ aol.com, CONTACT: Jammie, Carole or Sue PHONE: 518-541-2524 - Jamie, 518-541-2324 – Carole June 12th Victor’s 3rd Annual Motorcycle/Tattoo Show - Hawthorne, NY FIH Productions in Association with: Victor’s, 500 Commerce St., Hawthorne. NY, 914-769-1817 Presents the Third Annual Motorcycle/Tattoo show!, There will be custom bikes, tattoo artists, leather, motorcycle appareal & sunglass vendors on hand alll day. Tattoo contest with trophys to be awarded !!! Shot girls, hot rods inc, & the hot rod girls also will be there!, $10 adv. $15 day of show, contact: FIH Productions @ 914-403-1264, or email Keith Michaels @ bambamf1h1@aol.com, For more info and vendor space!!!, http://www.thesundownband.net June 13th Crack Shot Run - Canandaigua, NY The ABATE Ontario County 2nd Annual Crack Shot Run will be held on June 13, 2010 at the Don’s Inn in Canandaigua, New York (NY) Registration beginning at 10am until Noon., Entry fee of $10/Person. All are welcome. There will be a Scenic Ride through the Finger Lakes as well as Paintball Target Shoot, Food and Drinks, Prizes, and more., http://www. abatenyontario.20m.com June 13th Rolling Thunder, Salute to Veterans Ride & Expo - New Windsor, NY Rolling Thunder, Inc. NY 3, Presents their 11th Annual Salute to Veterans Ride & Expo Sunday, June 13th 2010., 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM 2nd Aviation Hangar, Stewart Airport Rt. 207, New Windsor, NY. Registration for ride from 8:30 am to 10:30 am. Ride Donation: $20.00 per rider, $10.00 per passenger. 60 mile ride to Highalnd Falls, NY for a wreath-laying ceremony, then back to the Hanger for food, entertainment, military vehicle display, vendors, door prizes, and raffles. Ride will be police-escorted. Traffic controlled by Blue Knights XIV. Persons not participating in the ride may enjoy free admission to the Hangar, displays, and entertainment (food and drink available for purchase). Help us help our local Veterans and Soliders! For more information, Contact, John Keller 845-597-2649, Ron Orts 845-691-5237 June 15th Advertising -DEADLINE Get your ads in for next months issue by today. Advertise@thunderroads-NY.com 646-929-4744 June 19th OCC Summer Showdown Bike Show and Charity Motorcycle Poker Run - Newburgh, NY Event hours are 10am-5pm. OCC Showroom and Retail Store 14 Crossroads Court Newburgh, NY 12550 These events are free and open to the public and will feature a bike show or car show, charity poker run or charity June 19th CMA MC Benefit for Prodigal House - Massapequa, NY Marine Corp Building, 99 Iwo Jima Blvd. , Massapequa, NY 11758 Sponsor: CMA - $10.00 Donation All proceeds will go to Prodigal House When… Saturday June 19th Time… 4 pm till 8 pm Where… The Marine Corp Building 99 Iwo Jima Blvd. Massapequa, NY. 11758 Free Food, Beverages, Door Prizes DJ`s LJ & Ted Live Music by The Paul Paoli Band Prodigal House is a safe haven for troubled and at-risk youths. Programs are designed to intervene in the children`s lives before dysfunctional behavior becomes a habitual lifestyle. Prodigal House is located at 321 Terryville Rd. Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776 Rain or Shine! June 20th Passport Ride - Painted Post, NY 300 Town Center Rd, Painted Post, NY The Passport Ride will be held on June 20, 2010 at the American Twin Harley Davidson in Painted Post, New York (NY) There will be a Ride to accumulate miles - the more miles you get it heightens your chances of winning prizes!! http://www.americantwinhd.com ,PHONE: 607-9378351 ,FAX: 607-936-4134 June 25th-26th Thousand Islands River Run Bike Rally - Alexandria Bay, NY Bike Builders TBA, Motorcycle Stunt Group-”The Vertical Outlaws” Live Music Fest, Rob’s Dyno Service from Mass., Ma and Pa Custom Bike Show, Tattoo Contests, Burn Out Contest, VENDORS!!! And Much More!!! Check out our website!,http://www.tiriverrun.vpweb.com ,,Mary Compeau,315-482-4105

June 25th-27th Harley Rendezvous Classic Motorcycle Rally - Pattersonville, NY Indian Lookout Country Club, Harley Rendezvous,1142 Batter, Street,Pattersonville, NY 12137, http://www.harleyrendezvous.com for Rendezvous info, Phone: 518864-5659, Email: office@harleyrendezvous.com June 26th New Hampton Fire Department 2nd Annual Poker Run - New Hampton, NY New Hampton Fire Department 2nd Annual Poker Run on June 26th will meet at the Firehouse at 5024 Route 17M in New Hampton, NY. Registration is at 9am with coffee and donuts. Kickstands up at 10am. $20 to ride/$25 with passenger. The ride is about 60 miles ending at the firehouse for Lunch, Cash Prize for best poker hand and lots of Prizes from local sponsors! (raindate is June 27th), Contact: tboroden@yahoo.com,, www.newhamptonfd.com June 26th Fallen Patriot and 1st Responder Charity Ride - Niagara Falls, NY Fallen Patriot and 1st Responder Charity Ride, 2nd annual Ride - Kick stands up 11am June 26. Party June 25 place to be announced check website for details TBA, , Carmen Toromino, 716-444-2810 June 26th Helmet Protest Run - Syracuse, NY 1114 Wolf St., Syracuse, NY, The ABATE of Onondaga 10th Annual Helmet Protest Run will be held on July 3, 2010 at the Loop Grill in Syracuse, New York (NY) Kickstands up at 1pm. There will be Food and Drinks, Prizes, Fun, and much more for everyone to enjoy. Open to the public., http://www.abateny.org , 315-254-7093,315-455-1073, 315-849-5410 JuLY July 8th-10th New York State H.O.G. Rally - Syracuse, NY Registration and host hotel will be at the Holiday Inn Electronics Parkway. Registration begins at 8:00 am on July 8th. The event will include bike games, bike shows, rides, music, food, and more. The rally is open to all H.O.G. members. Pre-registration is May 20th. For more information go to http://www.nystatehogrally.com July 8th-11th Women in the Wind Festival - Hudson Valley, NY Women in the Wind presents: A Motorcycling Excursion & Festival in Hudson Valley, NY 4 Days of Peace, love & WITW, Chapter Sponsers:Black Rose, Long Island. NJ Renegades July 10th Buffalo Niagara Thunder Blues-Bike Fest - N. Tonawanda, NY Carmen’s Productions Inc. , Gratwick Park-River Rd, N. Tonawanda, NY 14120 716 444 2810, info@WNYShows.com: Blues & Motorcycle Festival-20,000 Bikes-7 Bands-Burlesque Show-Celebrity BartendersCustom show/contest-Bikini contest-featuring Raw Iron Choppersvendor spaces start @ $100.00 July 10th Avoca-Howard Amateur Hillclimb - Avoca, NY Exit 1, Route 390 Avoca, New York , 2010 NYS Largest Amateur Hillclimb , Featuring Bikes, ATVs, and Sleds. , http://XtremeHillclimb.com, blackrockspeedway@yahoo.com , Contact Dean Hoag, 607-382-8613 July 10th ABATE of Chautauqua’s Memorial Run & BBQ - Dunkirk NY ABATE of Chautauqua’s Memorial Run & Chicken BBQ at the Moose to be held at Moose Lodge 89, 296 Lake Shore Dr W, Dunkirk NY on Saturday, July 10, 2010 beginning at 11am, Motorcycle run leaves at noon, BBQ served at 6, Music 7-11pm by the Bar King Spiders. Cost is $20 per person. For tickets call Mark at 716-366-5455 or John at 716-366-0360 or email jmjmark@yahoo.com for more info. http://www. chautabate.org/ July 11th Second Annual Russel Timoshenko Motocycle Run - Staten Island, NY Midland Beach Parking Lot # 5, Staten Island, NY 10306, , 718-344-5577, Sponsor: FOPLODGE714 http://www.foplodge714.com , E-mail: foplodge714@aol.com , On Father Capodanno Blvd & Lincoln ave.Registration starts 9:00AM Kickstands up at 11:30AM with pinic to follow. July 11th AMA Pro Hillclimb Tour - Avoca, NY Exit 1, Route 390 Avoca, New York , 2010 NYS Largest Amateur Hillclimb , Featuring Bikes, ATVs, and Sleds. , http://XtremeHillclimb.com, blackrockspeedway@yahoo.com , Contact Dean Hoag, 607-382-8613 July 15th Advertising -DEADLINE - Get your ads in for next months issue by today. Advertise@thunderroads-NY.com 646-929-4744

July 17th Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway of Valor Tribute Ride Owego, NYSponsored by VVA 377, VVA 704, VVA 480 and Chapter 17 Blue Knights, The ride begins at Marvin Park on Main Street in Owego. Registration begins at 8:00 am and the ride leaves at 10:00 am. The 98 mile police escorted ride will follow Route 38 and will make stops in Groton and Montezuma. the ride ends in Fair Haven with food. The ride is free, but you will have to buy your own food. For more information call (607) 898-3507, (607) 229-8153), July 17th Rock and Roar - North Hornell, NY 7580 Seneca Rd, North Hornell, NY, Making a Difference in Peoples Lives is what this day is about, please help us continue the tradition. 100 Mile Ride into Pa, Great Food, Great Live Bands., http://www. rockandroar.com, http://www.arkporthog.com , fran14843@yahoo. com, Contact: Fran “Poncho” Gallicchio 607-324-7134 July 17th Easy Street Cycle Center’s 1st Anniversary - Walden, NY Eastside Bar and Grill , 624 RT 52, Walden, NY 12586, 845-7874160, eastsidebarandgrill@ymail.com Benefit For The Organ Donors Association July 18th Ride for Kids – Deerfield, NY Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, Deerfield Volunteer Fire Dept. 5476 Trenton Rd., Deerfield, NY 13502, http://www.pbtfus.org/rideforkids/calendar/2010/ut Ride for Kids® The Ride for Kids® program supports the efforts of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) to find the cause of and cure for childhood brain tumors. Come join thousands of your motorcyclist friends at events around the country to make a difference in children’s lives! this Ride is from Utica NY to Old Forge NY through the Adirondack Mtns. w/ Police & Fire Escort! Sign In 8am - 945am Ride rolls off @ 10am SHARP July 23rd-25th 3rd Annual summer bash aka SICISTOCk - Long Island , NY DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED AT A FURTHER DATE. July 24th SpokerRide - Sackets Harbor, NY The 8th Annual SpokerRide will be held on July 24, 2010 in Sackets Harbor, New York (NY) Beginning at 9am. This event is still in the Planning Stages check back in for additional details, they will be posted as they come available., http://spokerride.com, poker@ freewood.net, 315-783-6258 July 24th 2nd Annual CHOW Run to STOP Hunger - Hillcrest, NY 363 West Service Road, Hillcrest, NY 13745, We are making another Poker Run to collect food and funds for the warehouse again this year. Those that road last year, we hope to see you again this year and thank you for your support. I am looking at a route change to keep this event fresh. Please check back later. God Bless. July 24th Most wanted mc present ride for Autism – Wappingers Falls Ranting and raving leathers , Most Wanted MC will be holding the Second annual ride for autism on Saturday July 24th. Sign up is at rantingand raving leathers between 9-11 am Then a escorted 70 mile ride through the beautiful Hudson valley, back to ranting and raving for food, music, vendors, bands and sideshow acts. all profits go to ...local based Autism Charity 20.00 per person or 30.00 dollars per couple come out and have a great time July 25th Wurtsboro H.O.G.’s 16th Annual Poker Run - Wurtsboro, NY Sponsored by Wurtsboro H.O.G., The ride begins at O’Tooles Harley Davidson, 4 Sullivan Street in Wurtsboro. Registration is from 9:00 am to 11:30 am. The fee is $20.00 for each person. The ride ends with music, a pig roast, buffet, bike games, a bike show, vendors, a raffle for a 2010 Harley Davidson Road King and more. The poker run will benefit St. Judes Childrens Hospital. For more information call (845) 386-4681, or go to:: http://www.wurtsborohog.com July 30th-Aug 1st Thunder at the Hartland - Gasport, NY 2383 Hartland Rd, Gasport, NY, The 2nd Annual Thunder at the Hartland Bike Rally, July 30th Aug 1 2010 Live Music, VENDORS, Bike Games, Wet T Contest and more. Free Primitive camping., MUST BE OVER 21 No COLORS, NO WEAPONS, NO FIRE WORKS, NO PETS. NO ATTITUDES, NO GOLF CARTS, NO 4 WHEELERS, http://www.niagarahartlandrv.com , camp@niagarahartlandrv.com, 716-795-3812 - Jim or Joyce 716-795-3812 – Carlton, 800-571-4829

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