Sunday, September 14, 2014

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Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely
in a well-preserved body, but rather to skid in slowly,
totally worn out, shouting, "Holy Shit! What a ride!'"
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Hear Billy's Biker Reports
every Friday morning at 7:30 a.m. on WPDH - 101.5 FM - Dutchess and Orange Counties

106.1 FM - Sullivan County
E-mail Billy at topcoat69@aol.com
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IMPORTANT MESSAGES FROM BILLY:

SYMPTOMS OF A STROKE or transient ischemic attack (TIA) develop quickly and include sudden:
  • Numbness, tingling, or weakness in or an inability to move part (such as the face, arm, and leg) or all of one side of the body.
  • Vision changes such as dimness, blurring, double vision, or loss of vision in one or both eyes.
  • Difficulty speaking or understanding speech.
  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Severe headache that is different from previous headaches and has no known cause.
  • Dizziness, clumsiness, staggering, or fainting (loss of consciousness).
A stroke is an emergency and requires immediate medical attention.
Ask 3 simple questions

Although symptoms of a stroke are sometimes difficult to identify, this basic one-minute test will help you identify the facial weakness, arm weakness, or speech problems that typically occur after a stroke. Ask the person to do the following three tasks:

smile raise both arms speak a simple sentence If he or she has trouble with any of these, call 911 immediately and describe the symptoms. If an individual can complete these tasks but displays other symptoms, they may still require emergency attention. Stroke is a treatable condition, but the treatment window is small. Learn to recognize the warning signs, and if stroke is suspected, dial 911 immediately. Don't try to diagnose the problem yourself and don't wait to see if the symptoms go away. Time is crucial to saving brain cells and lives.
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The Human Beinz (Top Ten 60's Hit Recording Artists)
Hear their song "Nobody But Me" on the Kill Bill: Vol. 1 soundtrack, on ESPN's The Greatest Crowd-Rockin' Anthems Of All Time, on J&R's Music World Presents Rock And Roll's Greatest Hits Of All Time and in Martin Scorsese's 2006 film The Departed.
Wanna order their CD? E-mail them at mailto:athumanbeinz05@yahoo.com
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http://www.helpeddieryan.com/, www.redwhiteandblucoutdoors.com Get a t-shirt for only $20 at www.gunnersgear.com/sgt_ryan. Eddie gets at least $15 of every shirt sold.

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REMINDER:  Make sure your rides, papers and helmets meet all requirements.  Bikes have been impounded because helmets did not have DOT stickers on them.



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BIKE NIGHTS

THURSDAYS

THE EAGLE'S NEST RESTAURANT
James Baird State Park
4 pm - ?
Drink specials, food specials and 50/50 raffle


BRIAN'S BACKYARD BBQ
Bike and Car Night
1665 Route 211
Wallkill, NY
www.briansbackyardbbq.com 
845-692-3227
Every Thursday through September
6 pm
Karaoke and music
12 wings and pitcher of domestic beer - $10


CHATTERBOX DRIVE-IN BIKE NIGHT
Every Thursday from May through September
Until 9 pm
Chatterbox Drive-In
1 Route 15
Augusta, NJ
DJ spinning Southern rock and country tunes
Trophy awarded
www.chatterboxdrivein.com 


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I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO WORKED SO HARD TO MAKE MY BENEFIT HAPPEN - ESPECIALLY BIG MIKE; DAVE, TEQUILA, ED DUFFY AND THE ENTIRE RIDIN FREE MC; LEGS AND YONKERS MC; DEAN NEMETH; BOBBY SCORES.
THANKS TO MY SPONSORS:
MAINETTI, MAINETTI & O'CONNOR;
MORONEY'S HARLEY-DAVIDSON;
O'TOOLE'S HARLEY-DAVIDSON;
WOODSTOCK HARLEY-DAVIDSON;
ZACH'S V-TWIN.
MY THANKS TO ALL THE BANDS WHO PERFORMED, 
THE EMBALMERS CAR CLUB AND THE SATURDAY NIGHT CRUISERS,  
AND TO ALL THE VENDORS.
I ALSO WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO CAME TO SHOW THEIR SUPPORT AND LOVE.  YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH IT MEANS TO ME.  IT WAS OVERWHELMING - IN THE BEST WAY POSSIBLE.
SORRY IF I FORGOT ANYONE, BUT REMEMBER I DID HAVE TWO STROKES.





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CATSKILL MOUNTAIN THUNDER
THURSDAY - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 - 14
The Blackthorne Resort
348 Sunside Road, East Duram, NY
Activities begin at 3:00 pm on Thursday.
The event includes a bike show, ride, food, music and more.
The ride is a breakfast ride.
The bike show will have thousands of dollars in cash prizes.
For more information call (518) 634-2541or go to http://www.catskillmountainthunder.com
 

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4TH ANNUAL DETECTIVE JOHN M. FALCONE MEMORIAL RIDE
SPONSORED BY N.Y.S. SUPREME COURT OFFICERS ASSOCIATION, CITY OF POUGHKEEPSIE P.B.A.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
The ride starts at The Nuddy Bar and Grill, 367 Main Street in Poughkeepsie.
Registration is from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and motorcycles go out at 11:15 am. 
The ride fee is $20 for the rider and $10 for a passenger. 
The ride will be approximately 65 miles throughout the countryside of Dutchess County. 
The event includes food, music, 50/50 drawing and prizes.

For more information call (845) 264-0949


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IRON AND STEEL-NYC TO QUANTICO
SPONSORED BY FDNY-MARINE CORPS ASSOCIATION
SATURDAY - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4 - 5
The ride starts at the Ryan Visitor Center at Floyd Bennett Field, 50 Aviation Road in Brooklyn, New York.
Pre-registration is available online.
On site registration begins at 5:30 am on the 4th and motorcycles go out at 7:00 am.
The ride fee is $50 per motorcycle, the bulk of which cover tolls and other logistical costs.
All registered riders will receive one free Iron and Steel Pin.
The ride will escort steel salvaged from the World Trade Center to the National Museum of the Marine Corps at Quantico, Virginia.
On the 5th there will be a parade and ceremony.
For more information call (201) 483-6079 or go to http://www.IronandSteelUSMC.org 
 

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CRUISE NIGHTS

MONDAYS

DUNKIN' DONUTS CAR AND BIKE GET TOGETHER
Route 17, Exit 119
2580 Route 302
Wallkill, NY
Every Monday
5:30 - 8:30 pm
All makes and models welcome
A time to get together and talk shop


TUSCAN BAR AND GRILL CAR/BIKE CRUISE
3142 Route 207
Campbell Hall, NY
845-360-5099
www.tuscanbarandgrill.com 
Every Monday through October
6 pm
All makes and models welcome
DJ, giveaways, 50/50, food and drink specials

TUESDAYS

WAGNER'S ICE CREAM AND SNACK SHOP CRUISE NIGHT
Every Tuesday through September 2
Pine Bush, NY
845-656-4254
Ice cream and food


CRUZIN PORT 2014
1st Tuesday of every month through October 7
Rain date:  the following Tuesday
Riverside Park behind Erie Depot, Fowler Street
845-856-4310
cruzinport@gmail.com
www.cruzinport.com 
$8 to enter contest
DJ, trophies, inflatables and playground for kids


THURSDAYS

RICHARD JACOB RUDY MEMORIAL FUNDRAISING CRUISE NIGHT
Every Thursday May 1 - September 4
5:30 pm
Pennings Farm Market
Route 94
Warwick, NY
rjrmemorialcarshow@hotmail.com 
Registration:  $5 per car
Live music, 50/50, trophies
All proceeds provide scholarships and help neighbors in need


CLASSIC CRUISERS AND 84 DINER CAR CRUISE
Every Thursday through October 9
6 - 9 pm
845-721-7190 or 845-797-0725
www.classiccruisersfishkillny.com 
All cars, bikes, trucks welcome
DJ, giveaways, trophies, free registration, food


FRIDAYS

TRI-STATE CAR CLUB CRUISE
Every Friday through September 26
Playtogs Plaza parking lot
Dolson Avenue
Middletown, NY
6:30 - 9 pm
All makes and models welcome
Music, 50/50, trophies
845-800-0620
frankb@hvc.rr.com
www.tristatecarclub.com 


HUDSON VALLEY HOT RODS (THE EMBALMERS CAR CLUB) CRUISE
Every Friday through September 26
Uno's Chicago Grill
20 Centre Drive
Central Valley, NY
6:30 -  9 pm
$5 per vehicle for the season
Music


CORVETTE NIGHT AT THE CHATTERBOX
Hosted by Pocono Mountains Corvette Club
Second Friday of every month from May 9 through September 12
Route 15/2065
Augusta, NJ
5 pm
All Corvettes and Corvette-powered vehicles welcome
973-948-6512
www.poconomountainscorvetteclubinc.com  


SATURDAYS

SATURDAY EVENING ALL AMERICAN CRUISE-IN
Every Saturday from May 3 through October 25
Auto Zone
Route 211
Town of Wallkill, NY
All makes and models and bikes welcome
Music, 50/50, contests, food
845-346-5312


DUTCHESS CRUISERS HIGHLAND CRUISE NIGHT
Every Saturday through October weather permitting
McDonald's
Bridgeview Plaza, Route 9W
Highland, NY
6 - 9 pm
Trophies, 50/50, music
845-691-7028
845-242-0951
www.dutchesscruisers.org  


CHATTERBOX DRIVE-IN CRUISE NIGHT
Every Saturday from May through September
Until 9 pm
Chatterbox Drive-In
1 Route 15
Augusta, NJ
Trophy, DJ
973-300-2300
www.chatterboxdrivein.com 


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 Joseph "Saunders" Cammarano
   09/26/1935 - 09/03/2013
          

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SOMETHING DIFFERENT





AMERICAN VETERAN ATHLETES

Tony is a boxing trainer who, over the last 25 years or so, has trained, among many others, world champion Tracy Patterson.   Tony is involved with something new now -- training Veterans who are being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  Tony believes he owes these Veterans in return for their service and putting their lives on the line so we can all live a good life.

A lot of these Vets are on a lot of meds, can't hold a job, drink or smoke too much, etc. because they’re trying to escape from, or deal with, all that they lived with for a long time.  Tony put a program together that is based around boxing, but also brings back the unity they once had while in combat.  This time, though, the combat is boxing. 

He’s gotten some good results.  One Vet has cut his butts down to 2 a day, from 2 packs a day. Another has stopped drinking.  Another lost almost 30 lbs.  So this program is working and does have a positive effect.  2 guys got to talking about Iraq and found out that they were there at the same time, in the same place -- one in the Air Force, the other in the Army.  “You should have seen them smile.  It was great!”

Right now Tony is working out of his garage, so he’s looking for a vacant space somewhere in Beacon or Fishkill that’s large enough for a ring and has extra floor space.  If you own a space like that, and would like to see it used for a good cause, please call Tony.  American Veteran Athletes is a totally a non-profit organization that would like to give back to the Vets that people so easily forget.

Please call Tony at 914-403-7151 if you, or anyone you know, would like to get involved, would like to know more, or would like to make a donation.

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CANS FOR KIBBLE
Hungry people = hungry animals

Tracey is collecting clean tin/aluminum cans and 5¢ refundable bottles/cans. With the money she gets from turning the cans in, she buys dog/cat food for those who need help feeding their furry families. These are challenging times for many of us out there. If this can help a family member from being surrendered to an animal shelter, then the cause is worth while!

The Hudson Valley SPCA in New Windsor has offered to be a central pick up location.
Other local drop off locations are:
Clippers Hair Salon off of Little Britain Road, New Windsor
Amy Doggie Doos off of 17K, Newburgh
Imperial Guitar off of 17K, Newburgh
Brid's Closet, Cornwall
Foxmans Safe & Lock, City of Newburgh
For large pick ups, call Tracey at 845-542-2148 to make arrangements. Fishkill residents can call Sue at 845-476-6191.

Spread the word & collect your cans.

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EVERYDAY ANGELS
If you need assistance or if you want to help/donate, contact us at 845.605.ANGEL and/or info@hveverydayangels.org
http://hveverydayangels.org/
Read about Everyday Angels here:
http://www.hvinsider.com/articles/in-time-of-need-we-all-can-use-an-angel/  

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Check out "My Ride" by Donna Kessler of the Times Herald-Record:

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Does biker machismo fall under First Amendment freedoms?

By David Wren The Sun News
June 10, 2012

Horry County is making a federal case – literally – over motorcycle burnouts at Murrells Inlet biker bar Suck Bang Blow.

The county last week removed to federal court a lawsuit the bar initially filed last month in state court. That lawsuit claims the county’s attempts to ban outdoor burnouts at the bar is a violation its patrons’ Constitutional rights. Since the lawsuit deals with federal rights, the county said, it should be heard in federal court.

SBB claims in its lawsuit that burnouts are among several activities patrons participate in while “expressing their manliness and macho, as all males are prone and inclined to do to a greater or lesser degree.” The bar says a burnout is an expressive motorcycle act that is protected by the First Amendment.
   
Suck Bang Blow “believes that providing these expressive performances to the public is a beneficial social activity which enhances individuals’ conscious ability to assimilate,” the lawsuit states.

Burnouts – revving a motorcycle’s engine and letting its back tire spin, creating noise and smoke, while the front brake is applied – have been a regular feature of bike rally events at SBB since it opened its 3393 U.S. 17 location in 1996.

Horry County cracked down on burnouts during bike festivals last year, issuing a special event permit to SBB that limited the activity to between noon and 9 p.m. and only at the rear of the bar’s building. This year, the county issued a permit that banned burnouts altogether.

The bar obtained a temporary restraining order against the county just before last month’s rally, allowing the burnouts to continue, but its patrons’ long-term enjoyment of the activity will be determined by a federal judge.

Horry County, in its response to the lawsuit, calls burnouts a “public nuisance” and says it “is expressly authorized by state statute to abate public nuisances.” The county denies that it has violated any Constitutional rights.

A decision could come just in time for next year’s rally, with a jury trial scheduled to begin on May 6 in Florence.


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Top Arizona court rules tattooing is protected speech
By Tim Gaynor | Reuters – Fri, Sep 7, 2012
PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona's Supreme Court, stepping into a zoning dispute over a tattoo parlour, ruled on Friday that tattooing was a constitutionally protected form of free speech, the first such decision by any state high court in the country, lawyers said.

The ruling stemmed from a dispute between tattoo artists Ryan and Laetitia Coleman and the Phoenix valley city of Mesa, which denied the pair a business permit three years ago to set up shop in a local strip mall.

The Colemans, an American-French couple who live and work in the French city of Nice, originally applied to Mesa in July 2008 for a business permit, and city zoning staff recommended it be issued to them the following February.

After a public hearing, the board voted to recommend the council deny the permit, arguing the shop was "not appropriate for the location or in the best interest of the neighbourhood," according to court documents.

The Colemans filed a lawsuit in 2009 alleging violations to their rights to free speech, due process and equal protection under both the U.S. and state constitutions. The suit was dismissed by the Maricopa County Superior Court.

"Recognizing that tattooing involves constitutionally protected speech, we hold that the superior court erred by dismissing the complaint as a matter of law," the state Supreme Court said in its ruling.
The ruling does not mean that Mesa must allow the Colemans to open their tattoo parlour, only that the court erred in dismissing their suit. It noted that cities had the right to regulate business location through zoning ordinances and that the "factual dispute" between the parties would have to be determined at trial.

The Colemans have sought a ruling allowing them to open their parlour and want compensation for business lost over the past three years.

"It is very significant ... Tattoo artists are often subjected to enormous regulation, especially in terms of operating their businesses," their attorney, Clint Bolick, told Reuters.
"As a result we now know that in Arizona, tattoo artists will be able to ply their trade free from excessive regulation," he added.

The question of whether tattooing is protected speech had been litigated in other U.S. states with mixed outcomes, Bolick said, adding the Arizona decision was the first by a state Supreme Court to affirm it was protected speech.

(Editing by Cynthia Johnston; Editing by Peter Cooney)
 

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Sour note: Harley factories ban music


A leaked corporate memo has workers buzzing. No, not the Yahoo order for telecommuters to move into the office. It's a new edict at Harley-Davidson:
No more music on the factory floors.
Like many manufacturers around the country, the motorcycle maker has decided that headphones, boom boxes and piped-in music get in the way of plant safety and productivity.
Harley-Davidson officers said music had proved to be a distraction from the work at hand and a potential hazard.
Irv Robinson, owner of Robbie Fantastic Flexibles, a plant in Lenexa, Kan., that makes printed plastic packaging, is in full accord with the new Harley rule.
"We don't allow music," Robinson said. "It's a safety problem. And we make our guys wear earplugs anyway. We can't add to the existing noise."
Other major manufacturing operations allow music in some form. At the General Motors Fairfax plant in Kansas City, Kan., for example, workers can't wear headphones, but they can play small radios at low volume -- low enough that sounds won't override plant-wide information. Ford Motor Co. declined to comment on the policies in its plants.
The music issue crops up in offices and stores as well as factories. When music is allowed in the workplace, it sometimes causes co-worker clashes because tastes differ. So, too, do workers' abilities to tune out distractions.
Bothering co-workers with your own musical tastes "could be considered like smoking -- you're affecting those around you," said Connie Russell, a Kansas City, Mo-area leadership coach and consultant. "You want to be respectful to others."
Music listeners point out that with headphones, music doesn't have to be shared. But headphones are safety impediments if music drowns out the sounds of machinery or announcements that workers need to hear.
The Harley ban prompted a flurry of online postings from workers who argued that music helps break up the monotony of work and helped morale.
Researchers have reported that music both helps and hurts productivity. Generally, classical or other music without lyrics gets a green light. One study even concluded that cows give more milk when listening to classical music.
But louder music, especially with lyrics, has been found to impair concentration on the job. That was especially true in workplaces where different kinds of music vied for dominance or when co-workers disagreed about choices.
(c)2013 The Kansas City Star (Kansas City, Mo.)
Distributed by MCT Information Services

Diane Stafford, The Kansas City Star


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CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO OF A 1950'S ITALIAN POLICE MOTORCYCLE DRILL
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BIKER WISDOM

Most motorcycle problems are caused by the nut that connects the handlebars to the saddle.

Life may begin at 40, but it doesn't get real interesting until about 110 mph!

You start the game of life with a full pot o' luck and an empty pot o' experience. The object is to
fill the pot of experience before you empty the pot of luck. If you wait, all that happens is
that you get older.

Midnight bugs taste best.

Saddlebags can never hold everything you want, but they CAN hold everything you need.

Never try to race an old geezer; he may have one more gear than you.

It takes more love to share the saddle than it does to share the bed.

The only good view of a thunderstorm is in your rearview mirror.

Never be afraid to slow down.

Don't ride so late into the night that you sleep through the sunrise.

Sometimes it takes a whole tankful of fuel before you can think straight.

Riding faster than everyone else only guarantees you'll ride alone.

Never hesitate to ride past the last street light at the edge of town.

Never do less than forty miles before breakfast.

If you don't ride in the rain, you don't ride.

A bike on the road is worth two in the shed.

Respect the person who has seen the dark side of motorcycling and lived.

Young riders pick a destination and go...
older riders pick a direction and go.

A good mechanic will let you watch without charging you for it.

Sometimes the fastest way to get there is to stop for the night.

Always back your bike into the curb, and sit where you can see it.

Work to ride and ride to work.

Whatever it is, it's better in the wind.

Two-lane blacktop isn't a highway - it's an attitude.

When you look down the road, it seems to never end -
but you better believe it does.

Winter is Nature's way of telling you to polish.

Keep your bike in good repair:  motorcycle boots are NOT comfortable for walking.

People are like Motorcycles:  each is customized a bit differently.

Sometimes, the best communication happens when you're on separate bikes.

Good coffee should be indistinguishable from 50 weight motor oil.

The best alarm clock is sunshine on chrome.

The twisties - not the superslabs - separate the riders from the squids.

When you're riding lead, don't spit.

A friend is someone who'll get out of bed at 2AM to drive his pickup to the middle
of nowhere to get you when you're broken down.

Catching a yellow jacket in your shirt @ 70 mph can double your vocabulary.

If you want to get somewhere before sundown, you can't stop at every tavern.

There's something ugly about a NEW bike on a trailer.

Don't lead the pack if you don't know where you're going.

Practice wrenching on your own bike.

Everyone crashes. Some get back on. Some don't. Some can't.

Don't argue with an 18-wheeler.

Never be ashamed to unlearn an old habit.

A good long ride can clear your mind, restore your faith, and use up a lot of fuel.

If you can't get it going with bungee cords and electrician's tape, it's serious.

If you ride like there's no tomorrow, there won't be.

Gray-haired riders don't get that way from pure luck.

There are drunk riders. There are old riders.
There are NO old, drunk riders.

Thin leather looks good in the bar, but it won't save your butt from road rash if you go down.

The best modifications cannot be seen from the outside.

Always replace the cheapest parts first.

You can forget what you do for a living when your knees are in the breeze .

Only a Biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of a car window.

There are two types of people in this world -
people who ride motorcycles,
and people who wish they could ride motorcycles.

It is good to have an end to a journey; but it is the journey that matters in the end.


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Old watches never die - they turn into little bikes



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HARLEY-DAVIDSON MUSEUM
400 Canal Street

Milwaukee, WI 53201
1-877-HD MUSEUM (1-877-436-8738)
May - October: Weekdays 9-6, Wednesdays 9-8, Weekends 9-6
November - April: Weekdays 10-5, Weekends 9-6
Tickets:
Adults 18-64 - $16
Children 5-17 - $10
Children 5 and under - Free
Students with valid student ID - $12
Seniors 65+ - $12
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Patriot Guard Riders Oppose protesters Motorcyclists shield families from chants, signs of radical group
FORT CAMPBELL — Wearing leather chaps and vests covered in military patches, a band of motorcyclists rolls from one soldier's funeral to another in hopes that their respectful cheers and revving engines will drown out the insults of protesters.
Calling themselves the Patriot Guard Riders, they are made up of motorcycle club members who could no longer tolerate a Kansas-based fundamentalist church picketing military funerals with signs that read, "Thank God for IEDs." The bikers shield the families from the protesters, and over-shadow the jeers with their own patriotic chants and a sea of red, white and blue flags.
"The most important thing we can do is let families know that the nation cares," said Don Woodrick, the group's Kentucky captain. "When a total stranger gets on a motorcycle in the middle of winter and drives 300 miles to hold a flag, that makes a powerful statement."
Across the nation, Patriot Guard riders number more than 5,000 and at least 14 states are considering laws aimed specifically at the funeral protest group led by the Rev. Fred Phelps, who believes American deaths in Iraq are divine punishment for a country that harbors homosexuals.
During a protest at a recent memorial service at Fort Campbell, which is about 50 miles northwest of Nashville, church protesters wrapped themselves in upside-down American flags and waved neon-colored signs. They danced and sang impromptu songs peppered with vulgarities that condemned homosexuals and soldiers.
The Patriot Guard was also there, waving up a ruckus of support for the families across the street as community members came in the freezing rain to chant "U-S-A, U-S-A" alongside them.
"This is just the right thing to do. This is something America didn't do in the '70s," said Kurt Mayer, the group's national spokesman. "Whether we agree with why we're over there, these soldiers are dying to protect our freedoms."
Shirley Phelps-Roper, a daughter of Fred Phelps and an attorney for the Topeka, Kan.-based church, said neither state laws nor the Patriot Guard can silence their message that God killed the soldiers because they fought for a country that embraces homosexuals.
"The Scriptures are crystal clear that when God sets out to punish a nation, it is with the sword. An IED is just a broken-up sword," Phelps-Roper said. "Since that is his weapon of choice, our forum of choice has got to be a dead soldier's funeral."
The church, which is not affiliated with a larger denomination, is made up mostly of Phelps' extended family members. A small group of them appeared last month in West Virginia outside a memorial for the 12 men killed in the Sago Mine disaster. They held signs reading "Thank God for Dead Miners" and "Miners in Hell."
During the 1990s, church members were known mostly for picketing the funerals of AIDS victims, and they have long been tracked as a hate group by the Montgomery, Ala.-based Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Project.
The project's deputy director, Heidi Beirich, said other groups have tried to counter Phelps' message, but none has been as organized as the Patriot Guard.
"I'm not sure anybody has gone to this length to stand in solidarity," she said. "It's nice that these veterans and their supporters are trying to do something. I can't imagine anything worse, your loved one is killed in Iraq and you've got to deal with Fred Phelps."
Kentucky, home to Fort Campbell along the Tennessee line, was among the first states to attempt to deal with Phelps legislatively. Its House and Senate have each passed bills that would limit people from protesting within 300 feet of a funeral or memorial service. The Senate version also would keep protesters from being within earshot of grieving friends and family members.
The bills were written to protect families of soldiers such as Pvt. Jonathan R. Pfender, 22, of Evansville, Ind., a soldier from Fort Campbell's 101st Airborne Division who was killed in January by a roadside bomb in Beiji, Iraq.
Westboro church members pro-tested at Pfender's funeral, screaming at mourners and the pastor as they passed. The rumble of Patriot Guard motorcycles shielded family members from the profanities.
"We were glad that the Patriot Guard Riders were there," said Jackie Pfender, the soldier's stepmother. "This group of protesters wanted to put something negative on Jonathan's funeral. In actuality, it became a positive thing because of the support we had."
Go to http://www.patriotguard.org/ to get more information about this organization
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No one seems to know who wrote this:
BUT YOU DIDN'T SEE ME
I saw you hug your purse closer to you in the grocery store line.
But you didn't see me put an extra $10.00 in the collection plate last Sunday.
I saw you pull your child closer when we passed each other on the sidewalk.
But you didn't see me playing Santa at the local mall.
I saw you change your mind about going into the restaurant.
But you didn't see me attending a meeting to raise more money for the hurricane relief.
I saw you roll up your window and shake your head when I drove by.
But you didn't see me driving behind you when you flicked your cigarette butt out the car window.
I saw you frown at me when I smiled at your children.
But you didn't see me when I took time off from work to run toys to the homeless.
I saw you stare at my long hair.
But you didn't see me and my friends cut ten inches off for Locks of Love.
I saw you roll your eyes at our leather coats and gloves.
But you didn't see me and my brothers donate our old coats and gloves to those that had none.
I saw you look in fright at my tattoos.
But you didn't see me cry as my children where born and have their names written over and in my heart.
I saw you change lanes while rushing off to go somewhere.
But you didn't see me going home to be with my family.
I saw you complain about how loud and noisy our bikes can be.
But you didn't see me when you were changing the CD and drifted into my lane.
I saw you yelling at your kids in the car.
But you didn't see me pat my child's hands knowing he was safe behind me.
I saw you reading the newspaper or map as you drove down the road.
But you didn't see me squeeze my wife's leg when she told me to take the next turn.
I saw you race down the road in the rain.
But you didn't see me get soaked to the skin so my son could have the car to go on his date.
I saw you run the yellow light just to save a few minutes of time.
But you didn't see me trying to turn right.
I saw you cut me off because you needed to be in the lane I was in.
But you didn't see me leave the road.
I saw you waiting impatiently for my friends to pass.
But you didn't see me. I wasn't there.
I saw you go home to your family.
But you didn't see me.
Because I died that day you cut me off.
I was just a biker......
A person with friends and a family.
But you didn't see me.

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The life cycle is all backwards You should start out dead and get it out of the way. Then, you wake up in an old age home feeling better every day. You get kicked out for being too healthy; go collect your pension, then when you start work, you get a gold watch on your first day. You work 40 years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement. You drink alcohol, you party, you're generally promiscuous and you get ready for high school. You go to primary school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities, you become a baby, and then... You spend your last 9 months floating peacefully in luxury, in spa-like conditions; central heating, room service on tap, larger quarters every day, and then, you finish off as an orgasm.
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"Indian Larry" is a major photographic tribute by Timothy White of the noted bike builder, stuntman and innovator in the world of custom motorcycles. The book opens the doors to White's extensive private collection of fine art portraits, documentary photographs, and images of Indian Larry's extraordinary motorcycle creations, making this the most exciting personal record of the man and his art. This collectible art photography book on the beloved motorcycle artist features recollections by Timothy White, Paul Cox, Matthew Barney and
You can buy this book at www.indianlarry.com



All of author Timothy White's proceeds from "Indian Larry" go to City Harvest, a nonprofit organization that exists to end hunger in communities throughout the New York City area. City Harvest is a leader in food rescue and distribution, education and other practical, innovative solutions.


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ELECTRIC MAYHEM TATTOO AND BODY PIERCING
220 Overocker Road (off Route 44 - across from Arlington Diner
Poughkeepsie, NY
Tattoos by Richard Siburt (12 years tattooing experience)
Piercings by Tina
(845) 452-5919
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FOR INFO ON BIKE PROBLEMS/RECALLS, GO TO http://motorcyclerecall.com  



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Orange County Powder Coating Inc.
Custom Powder Coating
1 Scoobie Drive
Newburgh, NY 12550
845-562-3162 fax: 845-562-8917 Don and Joe
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Spring Specials presented by
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Tattooing by Shorty (as heard on WPDH)
32 YEARS EXPERIENCE!
Unlimited designs -- coverups -- custom work --
bright colors
Gift certificates!
Autoclave sterilization -- new needles --
and piercings - including dermal anchors --by Linda!
845-566-3560
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FOR SALE:
Check out:
BENCHMADE & HARLEY DAVIDSON TEAM UP FOR HARLEY-DAVIDSON KNIVES
Benchmade has launched a new Harley-Davidson website that features the entire product line for Harley Davidson Knives, manufactured exclusively by Benchmade Knife Company.
The bond between blades and bikers is almost as branded as the 105-year-old backyard start-up company Harley-Davidson. Benchmade Knife Company understands and shares this bond in the knife industry and recently announced an official license agreement with Harley-Davidson. The new Harley line will be initially sold to the Harley-Davidson dealer network. After dealership distribution, Benchmade will sell the Harley-Davidson Knife Line to premium Benchmade dealers. The knives will be divided into three classes: Classic, Chrome and Custom. With the exception of a money clip, products will be 100% USA made.
For more info on Benchmade or Harley-Davidson Knives, visit http://www.benchmade.com/ or http://www.harley-davidsonknives.com/ or call (800) 800-7427.
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ZACK'S V-TWIN CYCLES INC.
Zack's specializes in American-made Victory, American IronHorse and pre-owned Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

Hyde Park, NY
Tel: (845) 229-1177
Fax: (845) 229-7227
zacksvtwin@optonline.net
799 Violet Avenue
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O'TOOLES HARLEY-DAVIDSON
4 Sullivan Street
Wurtsboro, New York
(845) 888-2426
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Moto Insanity
Motorcycle Customizing
Service & repairs, polishing, chroming, powder coating, painting & more
1116 Route 9W North
Marlboro, NY
(845) 236-3500

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West Side Cycles
Motorcycle parts & accessories

Fishkill, NY
(845) 897-2444

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GET IN GEAR 982
County Route 1 Pine Island, NY 10969
845-258-6700 - Phone 845-258-6701 - Fax
Parts for street and offroad Apparel for ladies, men and children
Full service dept. working on all makes and models http://www.getingearonline.com/
NEW TO OUR LOCATION: TOON TOWN KUSTOM PAINT
Custom paint, airbrushing, pinstriping -- ol' skool, contemporary and beyond 973-676-0050
http://www.toontownpaint.com/
NEW TO OUR LOCATION: RA POWDERCOATING
845-978-2360 - 845-784-0218
Custom coating for all your needs at affordable prices!!! rapowdercoating@live.com
ALL OF THE ABOVE NOW AT ONE LOCATION. WE TRULY ARE YOUR ONE STOP SHOP FOR ALL YOUR ON AND OFF ROAD NEEDS!!! /p>
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Get your AMSOIL products (oil, transmission fluid, filters, grease, and more) through this authorized dealer:
John H. Pagliuca
914-402-4239 or 800-385-3783
johnamsman@aol.com
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EASY STREET CYCLE CENTER
Walnut Street
NY
(845) 591-5310 or (845) 721-7820
Mike Caruso and Danny Torres work on all kinds of bikes -- all makes & models. They specialize in American V-twins, manufacturing custom bikes & repairs and have 40 years of experience between them.

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Looking for ANTIQUE CARS AND/OR CAR PARTS?
Tom Monforte has what you need - from 1937 to 1957.

He also does Chevy and Ford motors, drive trains, paint, body work, interior work, glass work and complete restorations.
Wanted:  1960s Impalas
(845) 926-2492
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ORANGE COUNTY BOBBERS
"Old School Service and Old School Attitude"
1021 Little Britain Road
New Windsor, NY
845 567 2627


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ORANGE COUNTY RACEWAY
2894 Route 9W
New Windsor, NY
Next To SportsPlex and across from Anthony’s Pier 9
(845) 561-0325



Orange County Raceway Before
Orange County Raceway After


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with Caroline Rhea

with Ralphie May
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At the Golden Gloves with Melvina Lathan (NYS Athletic Commission Chairwoman) and Tracy Patterson
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Woodstock Harley-Davidson
Kingston, New York
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Read John Shaw's interview
with Sideshow World
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CROSSROADS CUSTOM RIDES
Home of the Low-Dough Chopper or Pro Street
Call Larry at (845) 728-2085
or Rich at (845) 542-5931
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SKIN CITY
356 Windsor Highway


New Windsor, NY
(845) 565-7252
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PHAT CUSTOM CYCLES

3024 Route 9, Cold Spring, NY


845-809-5444
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ORANGE AUTO ELECTRIC
New and rebuilt alternators, starters and generators.
Magnetos sent out, batteries.
Custom made battery cables, belts.
370 South Plank Road
Newburgh, NY
(845) 564-0320 

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LOOK SHARP TATTOO
Tattoos by Sam - as seen on TV
297B Main Street
Cornwall, NY
(845) 534-1175
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Check out these Kool Kaleidoscopes:
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Helmet Law Map Helmet Law Map of the United States

All rider helmet law Law allows adult freedom of choice Green = no helmet law No helmet law
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CALL TOPCOAT SEALCOATING*
FOR PROFESSIONAL BLACKTOP SEALING
AND STRIPING
Why wait? Stop blacktop erosion
before it starts!
Improve the look of your home or business.
FREE ESTIMATES
500 lbs. of sand added to our emulsion
for better traction.
Acrylic hardening compound added for durability.
*Member of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce
(845) 534-5925