Unusually named business, creates old school/new school motorcycle

By Joe Olvera ©, 2010 old school flare and with a new world drive-train, handling performance and dependability.” Ancira said that it’s a motorcycle created for people who have a hard time finding a bike that fits. It’s got a 24-incyh seat height that makes for easy mounting and maneuvering and a timeless design that captures the imagination of both novice mixed with new world and professional. retro –bobber – the Sancho. “Fortune favors the “The Sancho packs a powbold and bold is what erful punch, filling a much we’re creating,” says Anneeded design in the bikecira about his and Frank riding community,” Ancira Durane’s latest creation. said. “It’s easy to manage, Durane is the shop forebut, there’s no mistaking man, fabricator and this bike on the road when builder. you hear the Sancho roar “We’ve created a bike with by – there’s no doubt the bike is a custom creation.” As for the unusual name of his business, Purgatory Cycle Works, Ancira said: “We’re not good enough to be in heaven, and we’re not bad enough to be in hell – it’s where we all are, in purgatory.”

With the unusual name of
Purgatory Cycle Works, Mark Ancira, owner and operator of a motorcycle shop in Old Mesilla that combines the old with the new, says that his latest product is filling a muchneeded niche in the Southwest riding community with his traditional old school bike building,

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S U N C I T Y B I K E R

TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECEMBER 2010

O7 Deluxe

Pg. 18

Toys for Tots 2010 Run Pg. 7

Lady Riders in El Paso Pg. 14

Group Riding Tips Pg. 23

Helping Hand
Photos and story by Ricky J. Carrasco

On November 13, the

operation. According to Mad Hatters MC hosted President Slick, the Mad Hatters raised over a poker run to benefit $1000 with more than Freddy Ornelas Sr., fa100 riders, a very good ther-in- law to one of their riders. Mr. Ornelas for a Saturday run. The funds will go to help kidneys and liver have transport Mr. Ornelas to deteriorated over the years and is in need of a San Antonio for his protransplant. At the time of cedure.Mad Hatters appreciate all the bikers this writing, he is very that came out for the ill and is second on the run. List for the transplant

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Toys for Tots Run 2010
Story and photos by Ricky J. Carrasco than $3000 in entry fees. The money goes back to buying more toys for local kids. Last year, the El Paso Marines distributed an astonishing 38,000 toys that brought a lot of smiles to needy kids. A good portion of these toys are collected in three months in conjunction with area sponsors like Mark Barnett from Barnett HD who donated a sportster for a raffle prize, the Roller Derby Girls and Univision who will be hosting a 26 hour marathon on December 4th. This year, the toys will be distributed to area kids via the organizations that make the requests. Cont. pg 10.

Marines MC

As Christmas gets closer,
many of us have already begun shopping for our kids and loved ones, maybe even ourselves. We remember counting the days and hours until the morning we could unwrap the various gifts under the tree, and then spend the rest of the day playing with the toys or riding our bikes. But how about the thousands of kids in our own neighborhoods that know that there will be no such Christmas? The current economy has placed many El Pasoans in tough times where toys are luxuries. Coming to the rescue are your friendly neighborhood El Paso Marines of Delta Battery and the bikers of Marines MC. On November 21, over 600 area bikers came together to donate their money,

toys, and most importantly, toys. According to First Sergeant Alejandro Rivera, spokesman for the Reserve Center and Marines MC, this year’s run broke previous records for the same run. Last year, the run attracted just under 500 riders, and the year before, less than 300 riders participated in the event, so that this many local bikers showed up to support the community was a pleasant surprise. That is quite a feat since the large Las Cruces toy run is held on the same day. The amount of people so surprised the organizers that La Condesa, the last stop on the run, had to make 100 enchilada plates because there wasn’t enough food to accommodate everybody. In total, the local Marines collected 634 toys and raised more

Oscar from Marines MC

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The Proper Motorcycle Leather Jacket For You
By: M. Christian

market. However, you need to examine some crucial factors before you buy a leather jacket. People sometimes forget the major details that they only look at some other minor details. If you are not careful, you might get a serious problem unexpectedly. If you love to ride a motorbike, you might need a proper jacket. From many other materials, leather will be the best choice to have. You will find various kinds of jackets in the The first thing that you need to consider is the jacket's material. You must choose the one from a durable and strong mate-

rial. It is very important because the jacket can protects you if you get an accident. With strong leather material, the pad will protects you when you fall. There are many different products from various brands. You can refer to some famous brands, such as Harley Davidson. They generally manufacture their products with durable leather materials. You can expect to have your jacket for a long time. However, you also need to give a proper maintenance to your jacket. While your safety is the most crucial factor to consider, you might also want to look great in your jacket. Therefore, style is also another thing

that you must look into. If you go to any leather store, you

might get confuse of various different models available. You need to take times to look at these models carefully. This way, you can get the jacket that is suitable to your style and personality. The right style of the jacket will depends on your personal preferences.

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Toys for Tots Run 2010
Story and photos by Ricky J. Carrasco Christmas getting closer.” Overall, 1st Sgt Rivera was impressed with the turn-out. “Impressed with everyone coming together to support the community.” That included all the various MCs coming together for a common cause. Rivera himself is a member of Marines MC, whose members came from as far away as AlbuFirst Sgt. Alejandro Rivera (center) and two of his Marines at the Toys for Tots run

querque and Roswell to participate. The group, which includes active duty and retired Marines, had a large part in organizing, publicizing and running the event. If you would like to donate toys to the Toys for Tots campaign, contact the Reserve Center, your local Marine, or go to any local event.

Cont. from pg 7. toys range from churches to local schools to Region 19 and even the YMCA. According to 1st Sgt Rivera, every reserve center in the country participates in the Toys for Tots campaign that started nationally in 1947. “It’s with great personal pride that we do what we do, what

we can for the community. There are only 11 people in the office that work on this 3 month project. We work on this above and along with the normal everyday responsibilities of the Corps. Saturday and Sunday are usually days off, but it’s just one of those things we gotta give up to make this work with

Bikers bringing toys for the tots

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Dirt bike motorcycles - riding tips
on tight. You must also know what the bike needs for a particular terrain and make necessary modifications. In the end, the bike should be so smooth that it should act as an extension of the rider. Thus, correct height, grip and control cannot be ignored. In dirt bike riding, a lot of the riding is done standing up. Thus, the rider must ensure that the bike offers them the comfort to ride in the standing position. Correct position is also an important aspect as you need to balance the dirt bike just right. Finally, the last but the most important aspect of dirt bike motorcycle riding is your attitude. If you are a racer, your life itself could depend on the right mental attitude. That is why professionals always peg their mental framework over everything else. Mental focus keeps you on track for the race. By following the above tips and working on the aspects mentioned here, you can become an ace dirt bike motorcycle pro and leave the rest of your competition far behind.

By: jamison Looking for some great dirt bike motorcycle riding tips? Read on. The first thing that riders must concentrate on to improve their riding skills is to concentrate on the technique. Speed comes automatically if the technique is right. What?s more, you?ll also be a lot safer if you get the technique right. After all, the mistakes you make on dirt bike motorcycles hurt a lot more than mistakes in other sporting events. The first step is to be prepared for the race. Preparation includes getting oneself ready in various areas like riding skills, bike preparation, body preparation and the right mindset. Most riders focus only one some of these aspects, not all. However, great riders address each of these aspects

minutely although as you improve your riding skills and become an expert, your priorities might shift a little. For instance, a novice rider must concentrate on their riding skills the most while a professional rider must focus on mental preparation the most. When you concentrate on your riding skill, it is necessary to focus on starting, stopping and braking. After all, more than 80% of riding involves one of these skills. Technical stuff like jumps, whoops and so on comes later. Beginners must focus on the first 80% so that their riding is safe and secure. As they become pros, they must focus on other areas and bring them up to scratch. Prepare your dirt bike motorcycle before you ride. For this, you must clean the bike, check that the hardware is solid and that all the nuts and bolts are screwed

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Putting Into Practice The Concept Of Motorcycle Storage

Motorcycle storage is

By: Craig Thornburrow

something which all motorcycle owners should

give thought to. Storing your motorcycle is beneficial to maintaining the overall condition of the bike and the following will provide some helpful tips when doing so. Motorcycle storage is an important concept for many motorcycle riders, especially those who live in colder climates and only ride their bikes during the warmer months. This type of storage will keep your motorcycle in tiptop shape and ensure that it is ready to ride when the weather warms up again. There are a few tips which all motorcycle owners should consider as it relates to storing

motorcycles. Find Good Storage for a Reasonable Price For many motorcycle owners storing their bike in their own garage during the colder months is an option for them and the best possible one as it doesn’t cost any money to do so. If you don't own a garage and you want to store it inside during the winter the next step is to find a place to do so. Depending on where you live you may know of an auto storage facility or garage in your area which stores bikes for a period of time. This is a good option as long as it is a secure facility and the price is right. Work on the Motorcycle Prior to Storage Depending if you are storing your bike inside or outside, there are a few things you may need to do in order to prepare the motorcycle for storage. Items such as making sure your engine oil is clean, checking the fuel delivery systems and protecting the various components of the motorcycle from rusting if need be are all important things to consider doing. The level of winterizing will depend on the storage area, climate in which you live and desire of the motorcycle owner to do so. More information on this can be gained from your

mechanic or motorcycle texts. Wash, Wax and Polish It is also a good idea to give your motorcycle one last thorough cleaning prior to storing it for the wintertime. In addition to also wax the paint and polish the chrome fixtures on the motorcycle. This will ensure that all the dirt is off of the bike prior to putting it into storage for a few months. Change the Necessary Fluids You should also consider changing various fluids in the motorcycle before storing it. Some of the fluids which will need to be checked and changed may include brake fluid, hydraulic clutch fluid andcoolant. This will help to prevent any deposits from forming while it is in motorcycle storage. Take It Out For One Last Ride Last but certainly not least, you should hop on your motorcycle for one last ride. Find one of the last warm days and spend a couple of hours out on the open road. Since it will be a while before you get a chance to do so again, taking the bike out for a spin before putting it into motorcycle storage will help to hold you over until the warm weather months arrive again.

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Wind Chill Chart Windchill Chart
Temperature (ºF)
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Wind Chill (ºF) = 35.74 + 0.6215T - 35.75(V0.16) + 0.4275T(V0.16)
Where, T= Air Temperature (ºF) V= Wind Speed (mph)
Effective 11/01/01

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Lady Riders in El Paso
The Biker world has been
largely male dominated. The usual mentality is that riding is a rough and tumble world that needs the strength of a man to survive. A small but growing number of women are now bikers, no longer content to simply ride as a passenger. Here, in their own words, are just a few of El Paso’s lady riders in their own words: (answers edited for space) 1. How long have you been riding and how did you learn? Ever since I was a child, my father rode motorcycles. He had a BSA and an Indian motorcycle. He also loved dirt bikes and that’s when I would ride. In 2001, I got my motorcycle license after taking the motorcycle class at EPCC and I never looked back. woman. I once had a woman pull her child towards her when I went into a bathroom at McDonalds. On the other

Photos and Story By Ricky J. Carrasco 3. What is the hardest part of being a lady rider? A motorcycle is not a machine to handled lightly and it takes concentration, balance, upper and lower body strength to help you maneuver on the bike. You can say this is one of men’s arguments about why women shouldn’t ride, but guess what guys were doing it!! Benefits are the independence you feel when you on the bike. Michelle “Red” member of Chuco’s Beauties” 4. Have you ridden to work? I am a realtor and rarely take my bike to work, but there have been a few times that I was riding and I had to meet

Lorraine Lara, independent 2. What are your perceived prejudices for/against you as a lady bikers/? People perceive me as a rough, perhaps un-ladylike

hand, I have had several women stop me and tell me how they wished they had a motorcycle and others who give me a thumbsup when they see me ride. Susan “Tango,” Patched member of Centauros MC

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my clients to show a house. A few of my clients gave me the thumbs up, but there was one client that frowned on it. I didn’t lose the deal because I treated them professionally, but when I had to meet with them, I would take my car. Lorraine 5. Who is in a relationship and how does being your own rider affect it? I have ridden as a passenger for ten years and I wanted to feel the independence of riding my own bike. I am a very independent woman. I was in a relationship when I first got

the bike and he had a huge problem that I was getting a bike. My safety wasn’t his concern. It was that I would be receiving attention from the males. Since I have been riding, I haven’t noticed who’s attention I grab or who’s looking at us ride because I try and always stay aware of my surroundings for my safety. “Red” I have been married for 21 years to my husband, Frank. He loves the fact that I can ride ALONG side with him instead of being his passenger. Terry “Silent”, member of “Chuco’s Beauties” No, Im not in a relationship anymore and yes it did affect us. I only had a bike and he always wanted to ride and me be the passenger. I did not want to be the passenger all the time.I enjoy both. Liz Quintana, independent My husband “El Guapo” likes to see me with my

own ride. (maybe I’m too fidgety on the back of his bike). We help each other get ready, and El Guapo takes good care of me when we ride together. I love having this in common with him. We talk bikes, patch talk and plan rides and this helps us stay close. I also like to ride as a passenger. Both options are fun. “Tango” 6. Who has kids and does being a biker affect your relationships with them? I am a proud single mother of 6 kids (2 daughters, 4 sons). They all love it and are very proud that I ride and love the fact that now that I ride “sola”. My son in the Marines shows my pics to his company and they love it, especially since I have a Marine Corps emblem on my bike. Cecy “Ms. Green Eyes”, member of “Chuco’s Beauties”

7. Do your families approve? At the beginning they did worry, especially being a single mother, that I would have an accident and get killed on the road. But now their more at ease cause they know I dont drink and ride. I do have my beers but not when I ride. Liz Quintana My mom worries but I tell her I have God on my side. As far as my family, they have always said I make wrong choices and don’t like it, but they know that I am not looking for... Cont. Pg 21

Cecy “Ms. Green Eyes”

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DFW Toys for Tots Motorcycle Run December 4, 2010 McKinney, Texas

CALENDAR OF EVENTS DECEMBER 2010
tion. For more info call (214) 563-4185 go to www.DFW-TFT-MR.org. Motorcycle Toy Run December 4, 2010 Lewisville, Texas The ride starts at City Hall, 151 W. Church St. in Lewisville. Registration will begin at 9:00 am and the motorcycle parade will begin at 12:00 pm. The ride fee is an unwrapped toy worth $10.00 or more, or a $10.00 donation. The ride ends with lunch and festivities. The ride will benefit the children of Denton County. For more info call (972) 219-3561 The 5th Annual Buddy Oney Toy Run December 4, 2010 Rockdale, Texas The ride starts at The Ranch, 415 West Hwy 79 in Rockdale. Registration begins at 10:00 am and the ride leaves at 11:00 am. Ride fee is $15.00 for rider or $20.00 for the rider and a passenger, or a new toy valued at $20.00. The fee will include food after the ride for all participants. The 100 mile ride will go through Milam, Williamson and Lee Counties. The ride ends with food, a 50/50 drawing and DJ music. All the proceeds and toys will go to the Milam County Child Protective Services Board and The Rockdale Christmas Round up. For more info call (512) 540-2561 Santa-Cop Toy Parade December 4, 2010 Mesquite, Texas The parade will begin at the First Baptist Athletic Complex, 7894 Samuell Boulevard in Mesquite. Registration begins at 9:00 am and

The escorted ride starts at Family Power Sports, 2110 N Central Expressway in McKinney. Registration is at 9:00 am and the riders will leave at 11:30 am. The ride will go through the back roads of the Northeast Collin County towns of McKinney, Melissa, Blue Ridge, and Princeton. The ride ends with lunch. All the proceeds benefit the DFW Toys for Tots Founda-

the police escorted ride leaves at 11:00 am, rain or shine. The ride fee is an unwrapped toy or $10.00. Ride pins will be given to the first 300 to register. The event will end with food, an auction, and door prizes. The proceeds will provide toys for underprivileged children in Mesquite. For more info call (214) 205-7428, 4th Annual Toy Run December 4, 2010 Laredo, Texas The toy run will be held at L.I.F.E Downs Fair Grounds in Laredo. The doors open at 8:00 am. The entry fee is $15.00 for the rider or $25.00 for the rider and a passenger. The event include a bike show, bike games, vendors and more. For more info call (956) 324-2263 San Angelo Toys For Tots Motorcycle Run December 4, 2010 San Angelo, Texas The event starts at Mitchell Toyota, 1500 Knickerbocker Road in San Angelo. Registration begins at 11:00 am. Entry fee is a new unwrapped toy, game, or $10.00 cash donation. Cont pg 17.

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The event includes a bike show, biker games and more. Prizes will be awarded. The ride begins at 2:30 pm to deliver toys to waiting US Marines. All proceeds go to Toys For Tots. For more information call (325) 654-1515 Toys For Tots Bike Run December 4, 2010 Sherman, Texas The ride starts at Texoma Harley-Davidson in Sherman. Registration begins at 9:00 am and the ride leaves at 11:30 am. Ride fee is a new unwrapped toy or $10.00. All proceeds benefit Toys for Tots. The ride ends with a hot meal. For more information call (903) 892-2530 or go to www.texomahd.com. Los Magnificos Car &

CALENDAR OF EVENTS DECEMBER 2010
Bike Show December 5, 2010 Houston, Texas The bike show wil be held at the Reliant Center in Houston beginning at 8:00am. The bike show will have various categories. $250.00 will be awarded for fist place in each class. Entry fee is $40.00 if pre-registered or $50.00 on the day of the show. call 832-368-5116, or go to www.losmagnificos.org MRDC Annual Christmas Toy Run December 11, 2010 San Antonio, Texas The police escorted ride starts at at the VFW Post #837, 4436 Vallefield Street in San Antonio. Registration will be from 8:00 am to 11:00 am. The ride fee is $10.00 for the rider and $5.00 for a passenger. The fee includes a barbeque plate after the ride. The ride will provide toy's for the mentally and physically challenged children and young adults that live at the Mission Road Developmental Center. (210) 421-2450 Adopt a Hero for Christmas Annual Ride December 18, 2010 Katy, Texas The ride starts a La Madeleine, 23322 Mercantile Parkway in Katy. Registration begins at 6:45 am and the ride leaves at 8:00 am. Riders will deliver the Christmas gifts to wounded soldiers and their families at the Warrior and Family Support Center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. Participants are asked to R.S.V.P.. call (832) 498-3331 Big Texas Toy Run December 19, 2010 Dallas and Ft Worth This ride has two start locations. Registration begins at 9:00 am and the rides begin at 1:00 pm at both locations. In Dallas the ride begins at American Airlines Center parking lot E on Victory Avenue. In Fort Worth riders will begin at the corner of Second and Houston Streets. The ride fee is $10.00 and a new unwrapped toy. Info call (214) 675-9176 or thebigtexastoyrun.com.

If you would like to have your event listed in Sun City Biker please email details to:
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Harley Davidson

2007

Deluxe

Motorcycle Exhausts and the Noise Factor
Author: Shareef Hassan produces. If it's producing a bad noise, it surely will switch off soon. That's what makes ‘a little knowledge' more ‘dangerous' thing. You need not understand all the motorcycle manufacturing techniques to make your motorcycle work for you properly, but there are some points regarding motorcycle exhaust system that are necessary to know for every motorcycle rider. A machine works properly if all of its parts are on their specific places. Consider the example of sewing machine. If we remove its sewing needle from its body, it won't sew any more. Motorcycle too is a machine. If all its parts are not at their right place, it won't work for you anymore. Motorcycle Exhausts are of two types. If you want your vehicle work for you properly, you need to know what functions these two types perform. Each and every vehicle has its noise. This noise comes from engine because there are different chemicals reacting together and thus producing hot gases. These gases are emitted in the air by a muffler. This is how a motorcycle exhaust system act. Though motorcycle stock exhausts have a limited range of producing noise but aftermarket exhausts have a variety of producing noise and are manufactured keeping in mind the customers' choice. Loud noise vehicles are not welcomed in the neighborhood and hence there are laws in different states to keep the noise of the vehicle to a limited level. However, these laws vary in different states. Motorcycle Exhausts play a pivotal role in the power, performance and the quality of a motorcycle if they're treated properly. Every problem requires a solution and is directly or indirectly a business. The increasing linking for noise factor in motorcycles has not only helped evolve a new industry of aftermarket but also quenched the thirst of loud noise bike lovers. Shareef is an expert manufacturer of Motorcycle Exhausts and writes articles about the latest trends in industry and solutions to motorcycle lovers. www.stainlessride.com/

The core difference be-

tween noise and music is that music leaves pleasant effects on its listener. If we accept this point as true then question arises why loud noise of Motorcycle Exhausts not irritate to its rider. So, it seems as if like so many other things; people have relative meanings about noise and music for them. Regardless of these ‘relative' definitions of people, majority of the people hate loud noise produced by motorcycles or cars. So, whenever you get a motorcycle or buy new one, you need to know what sort of noise it

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The Importance Of Motorcycle Boots
of potential for flying objects to hit your feet while riding. Items like rocks, metal objects, glass, or other items could come off of the road and strike you in the foot, which certainly wouldn't feel good if you were wearing sandals or other inappropriate footwear. Another danger that riders face when on their motorcycles is the danger of being burned when making contact with certain parts of the motorcycle. One part in question is the muffler, which can become very hot and easily burn you if you don't have protective gear. Often times riders make the mistake of not wearing the proper footwear, which increases the risk of getting burned.One type of boot that you might want to consider is the steel toe boot. One reason that this type of boot might be more advantageous is the fact that the steel toe provides additional information for the toes. Typical boots can be

Author: Matt LeClair

When riding your motorcycle, one important piece of gear that you should pay close attention to is motorcycle boots. There are a number of reasons why riders will want to purchase their own pair. If you're considering whether or not you're fully protected on your journey, then you'll want to make sure that boots are part of your collection of gear. One reason why motorcycle boots are so important is the fact that there is a lot

made of cheap leather material which can easily be punctured, but the steel toes can help prevent this.When you purchase

motorcycle boots, you'll want to make sure that they are made with the thickest leather or other strong material possible. Thick material is less penetrable and will provide added support as well. One thing to note when you purchase boots is to purchase those that completely cover your ankles. This will help prevent ankle burns that are the result of touching hot motorcycle parts.

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Lady Riders Of El Paso
Cont from pg 15. their approval. I do what I want to do and enjoy my life. As long as my kids are ok with me riding, that is all that matters to me. Cecy I'm not seeking approval from family members. I ride because it's something I enjoy doing on the weekends. “Silent” 8. In Hispanic, male-centered El Paso, are you frowned upon for riding? I haven’t seen it, but if I do get that, it doesn’t faze me. I just think that they are hating because I have the courage to ride and maybe they don’t or wish they could. Cecy I see a little MC prejudice from time to time. Something about “women should not wear a patch”. I respect other MC groups, but it makes sad to see this attitude in this country. I think in time, people in this country will understand equality and begin to appreciate the value of equality. Tango 9. What is the farthest that you've traveled on the bike? Are perceptions different outside EP? I’ve ridden my bike as far as Ruidoso. We attend alot of bike rallies out of town, so although I trailer my bike, I have ridden my bike in AZ , in San Diego, Las Vegas, and San Antonio, TX. In many places we would go out and eat we get that funny look: Oh, here come those bikers. And most comments I get are that my pipes are way too loud". Lorraine 10. What would you tell another lady looking to ride? "Bikers" have a bad reputation. Most riders ride for pleasure. If a female wants to learn how to ride, more power to her. She should go for it! Be responsible on the road. I consider myself a girlie-girl and I see nothing wrong with taking a joyride every now and then. I only wish I could wear my heels to go on the ride. Heels will have to wait... “Silent” What I tell my lady friends is to take the class before they go on their own. For any girlie-girl teens hey if you enjoy it why not, don’t hold back on what you can do as a female. Most and foremost, 1. Remember not all cars share the road with bikers 2. Be safe and aware of all your surroundings, it’s very much different from driving a car. 3. Enjoy the ride and be safe. Cecy

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Motorcycle Training – An Easy Rider Should be A Safe Rider
With the correct amount of safety procedures in place and the relevant motorcycle training, then many of the so called dangerous aspects of motorbikes and scooters are removed. The law is far stricter and far more sensible than it ever used to be regarding road safety for motorcycles and their riders, and this in turn makes the roads a safer place for those that share the roads with bikers too. Just like their four wheeled counterparts, in order to take a practical motorcycle test, one now has to also take and pass a theory test or as they are properly called, "Motorcycle Theory and Hazard Perception test" There are motorcycle training centres up and down the country that provide all the training and all the tests for the many people eager to get their two wheels on the open road. Between the governments designated safety standards and the training centres that make sure that anyone acquiring a motorcycle license adheres to these standards, it shows just how important these centres are. Safety is the key word at every turn and through every portion of training and every test. In fact, never have safety standards and levels of training been so high and so thorough. Most training centres have decent, large chunks of concrete away from public roads so that all riders have that initial pressure removed as they get used to the handling of their motorbike and learn to control it sensibly and responsibly. Compulsory Basic Training (often referred to simply as "CBT"), is the most essential beginning for anyone wanting to ride on public roads on anything up to 125cc. For anyone aged between 17 and 21, there is the 125cc practical test and if this is successfully undertaken will restrict the rider to machines in this power bracket for a period of 2 years. For those over the age of 21 there is something called the Direct Access Scheme (DAS) which allows those of that age group to train on more powerful motorcycles.

Author: spidergoose There aren't many people who think motorbikes or motorcycles are really cool but it is fair to say that there has always been an element of danger that surrounds them as well. As with many things that are perhaps associated with danger, there is often a simple solution to the problem and that can summed up in one word, safety.

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Tips For Having A Successful Group Motorcycle Ride
Plan Your Route You can't have a successful ride if you don't know where you're going or you don't have any type of route mapped out that identifies all of the roads that you will be taking. It's important that you have a detailed plan for your ride so you have the most organized experience possible. A good idea is to have one of the riders map the ride out prior to the actual event and then drive the route to make sure that all of the roads are navigable. This will ensure that there are no surprises or unexpected situations on the trip. Know Who Is Going When you plan a group motorcycle ride you'll want to know exactly who is going on the ride so you can account for them throughout the entire trip. This way you can help plan accommodations if any are needed and also plan on how you will keep everyone together during the ride. If you have a small group it is easier to stick together, but if you have a large group of riders, then you might have to consider having stopping points along the way that will allow for regrouping. Make sure all of your members are accounted for when you first meet so that you know for sure who is there. Ride Safe Maintaining safe driving is critical on group rides not only for the fact that there are large numbers of riders all sharing the same roadways, but because you are already at a disadvantage by being on a motorcycle in the first place. Reckless driving should be avoided at all costs not only for your own safety, but the safety of others that are on the ride.

Author: Matt LeClair Group motorcycle rides can be a fun and exciting experience for any motorcyclist, but can also turn out to be a disaster if the proper steps are not taken to sure that everything goes smoothly. Here are some tips that you can follow if you're preparing an upcoming group motorcycle ride.

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American Honda announces release of CB1000R “naked bike”
who focus on street use—wherever and whatever their destination may be. Whether it’s a quick trip down a favorite backroad, a weeklong ride through a few states, or anything in between, the CB1000R is versatile enough to do it all.” More detailed information and images of Honda’s model line can be found on powersports.honda.com or see your local Honda powersports dealer. CB1000R: A Distinctive High-Performance Honda When you look at the new CB1000R, you see a motorcycle with roots that stretch back to the seminal four-cylinder classic CB750K0 introduced by Honda in 1969. Yet at the same time the CB1000R carries a sporting heritage so modern that it will attract many of today’s most sophisticated and demanding street riders. Credit its clean, essentialsonly styling, and a fuel-injected four-cylinder 998cc powerplant tuned for loads of right-now power. Sophisticated Gravity DieCast technology creates a mono-backbone aluminum frame that is strong yet features thin-wall construction for light weight. The distinctive single-sided aluminum swingarm features a single rear shock with spring preload and rebound-damping adjustability for excellent rear suspension action. And there’s a fully adjustable 43mm inverted fork and radial-mounted dual 310mm disc brakes up front. Perhaps best of all, the roomy seating position delivers excellent rider comfort and tremendous versatility for long-distance travel and two-up riding. With all these features and more, the 2011 CB1000R is the most modern iteration of a long line of muchrespected high-performance unfaired four-cylinder bikes—the classic hot-rod Hondas. Available in Pearl Black beginning in Spring 2011. 2011 Specifications Model: CB1000R Engine Type: 998cc liquidcooled inline four-cylinder Bore and Stroke: 75mm x 56.5mm

Torrance, CA: American Honda Motor Company’s Powersports Division announced to its dealers today the release of the CB1000R, a high-performance and versatile “naked bike.” “Last week we introduced the all-new entry-level CBR250R and we’re just as excited about this addition to Honda’s lineup for 2011,” said Powersports Press Manager Bill Savino. “The CB1000R fills a great position in today’s market as we now bring a very capable sport machine packed with high-performance features to riders

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Triumph 800 and 800XC adventure bikes break cover
front wheel. With its higher riding position, the Tiger 800XC provides a commanding view of the road ahead and absorbs even the worst road conditions. Both models come with a wide range of official accessories that are specially designed to help owners get the most out of their machines. High quality soft and hard luggage options as well as optional gel seats with varying heights make these new Triumphs exceptionally capable and inviting touring machines. A range of off-road protection parts also has been developed for riders who plan to go off the beaten path, while the class-leading 645w alternator ensures that the Tiger 800s will have no problem running the auxiliary lights and heated handlebar grips that are available as official accessories. To find your local Triumph dealer, please visit www.TriumphMotorcycles.com.

ATLANTA (Nov. 2, 2010) -- Triumph today held the global unveiling of its eagerly awaited Tiger 800 and Tiger 800XC adventure touring models at the internationally renowned EICMA show in Milan, Italy. The unveilings follow the global introductions of the new Thunderbird Storm, America and Speedmaster at last month’s Intermot show in Cologne, Germany. Triumph’s 2011 model range represents the largest new product offering in the company’s 109year history. “Entering the adventure touring segment is big news for everyone at Triumph, and we know from customer comments that they’re just as excited,” said Satu Mehta, Vice President of Sales for Triumph North America. “Triumph’s new adventure

motorcycles give us a strong offering in every motorcycle category and a great platform to build on in the coming years.” The all-new Tiger 800s represent Triumph’s first entry into the mid-capacity adventure touring sector. Powered by a 94hp longstroke 799cc three-cylinder engine, the two models share the same tough steel frame but have their own distinct personalities. Designed for the city and open road, the Tiger 800 offers outstanding accessibility and maneuverability with cast alloy wheels and, thanks to the adjustable seat that’s on both models, a seat height as low as 31.9 inches to make it an adventure bike for the masses. The taller Tiger 800XC, meanwhile, delivers true off-road capability thanks to its longer-travel suspension and 21” spoke

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Toys for Tots Run 2010

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Toys for Tots Run 2010

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Lady Riders

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Safety Run at Ft Bliss

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Readers Rides

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