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Sunday, June 30, 2013

USA - Renewable Fuels Association Releases Key Information on Ethanol Use in Motorcycles

by Cyril Huze
The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) released a fact sheet specifically for motorcycle owners answering common questions about E15 (85 percent gasoline/15 percent ethanol) and motorcycle engines. The document entitled “E15 and the Motorcycle Industry” makes it clear that E15 is illegal to put into a motorcycle engine, but E10 is approved for use.
The fact sheet addresses questions such as: • What is the concern with E15 and the motorcycle industry? • What is being done to assist the motorcycle industry with these concerns? • How will consumers identify the appropriate fuel for their vehicle/engine.
“A motorcycle is more than just a vehicle to get from point A to point B, it is a unique experience and a treasured pastime for motorcycle owners,” said Bob Dinneen, RFA’s President and CEO. “We understand the important role motorcycles play in many peoples’ lives and are working on multiple fronts to make sure there is accurate labeling at gas stations and up to date information on E10 and E15 so there is no confusion whatsoever on what type of ethanol blend can be used in motorcycles.”
Additionally, RFA has put out a similar guide for ethanol use in classic cars, “Gasoline Ethanol Blends and the Classic Auto.” E15 was approved by the Environmental Protection Agency for vehicles 2001 and newer only. The document specifically addresses the concerns of classic car owners and the proper use of E10.


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I AM READY EP out now

Frank Palangi

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 Hey Fans!!
"I Am Ready EP" is out now!!!
Tell your friends, family, tell the world!!
This record is the "it" EP. I have a really good feeling about this one and places where it could take me.

I AM READY: This is a song I wanted to do after doing my debut EP saying "I AM READY" because I felt that. Leaning in bit different direction I think it has more kick, maturity, and drive. Whatever someone's passion is to do in life, do it because you won't be happy if you don't. Follow your dreams.
FROZEN: Moving forward from a past relationship with self determination and faith by changing course while the other is frozen, stuck in the past. Was very cool getting the guitarist and drummer of Pillar for this track. I had mixed emotions with the type of song when I wrote it but love the way it all came together.

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F.Y.I SAE J2825 Recommended Practice


Current federal regulations require all new on-highway motorcycles sold in
the U.S. to emit no more than 80 dB(A) as measured at 50 feet during a
pass-by test of the motorcycle under very specific acceleration parameters.
The regulations also require the motorcycle exhaust system to carry a
permanent stamp that identifies the exhaust system as compliant with federal
regulations for the specific year, make and model motorcycle on which it is
installed. You can find these regulations in 40CFR205 subparts D & E,
copies of which I have attached to this message.

In practice, as written the federal regulations require OEM (original
equipment manufacturer) replacement parts on virtually all on-highway
motorcycles built since model year 1983, as only two after-market
manufacturers (BUB Enterprises and Vance & Hines) build labeled exhaust
systems for certain late-model Harley-Davidsons. Is it fair to require an
owner to scrap his or her motorcycle because they can't obtain a
factory-replacement exhaust system? We don't think so.

After all, the issue is excessive noise, not a label on the exhaust system.
That's where the SAE J2825 comes into play.

The J2825 recommended practice recommends two testing procedures. The
first, an idle test, establishes a maximum sound level of 92 dB(A) for an
on-highway stationary motorcycle at idle, regardless of the number of engine
cylinders. A 2 dB(A) 'bonus' (max level of 94 dB(A)) is established for
motorcycles with U.S. EPA compliant (i.e., labeled) exhaust systems. The
second, called a set RPM test procedure, establishes a maximum sound level
of 100 dB(A) at 5,000 RPM for 3 or 4 cylinder engines and 96 dB(A) at 2,000
RPM for all other engine configurations. Alternately, if a motorcycle
cannot maintain a constant 2,000 or 5,000 RPM reading, a swept test
procedure (gradual increase to specified RPM level) is permitted.

We support the SAE J2825 recommended practice because it's practical,
reliable, and follows the lead established by the SAE for measuring
off-highway vehicle sound using the J1287 recommended practice.

Again, if the issue is excessive sound, we can't think of a better way to
establish a test procedure that's fair to all concerned (i.e., motorcycle
owner, law enforcement, courts, etc.) than this one.

Question/Comment: Why would changing the current fed law regarding the
measurement of decibels to J8825, be beneficial to motorcylists? It appears
this would only benefit law enforcement


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13NR24 - MRF News Release - United States Senate confirmed Anthony Foxx as the new Secretary of Transportation
27 June, 2013

Contact:Jeff Hennie, Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs
United States Senate confirmed Anthony Foxx as the new Secretary of Transportation
The Motorcycle Riders Foundation reports that the United States Senate confirmed Anthony Foxx as the new Secretary of Transportation. Foxx replaces the out going Secretary, Ray LaHood. Foxx, is a relative newcomer to politics. For the past four years he was the Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina and prior to that he served on the Charlotte city council.
Foxx has stated his priorities for his new position would be safety, increasing transportation efficiency and boosting infrastructure development.
The MRF looks forward to working Secretary Foxx in his new position.

Compiled & Edited by Bill Bish,
National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM)
Congress failed to pass legislation that would have required manufacturers to install event data recorders (EDRs) in all new vehicles, so a federal safety agency is using its rulemaking authority to mandate that all new cars sold in the United States be equipped with so-called “black boxes” - capable of capturing what happened in the moments before and during a crash.
Citing privacy concerns, House Republicans had succeeded in removing a Senate provision requiring EDRs from the final transportation bill last year, so the Obama administration is bypassing the legislative process in favor of the administrative rule.  
Insisting the devices are meant for crash investigation purposes, and not for invading privacy, the U.S. DOT National Traffic Safety Administration mandate will require all automobiles and light trucks manufactured after September 1, 2014 to have an EDR device that stores driving information for federal investigators.
Automotive EDRs are similar to -- though not nearly as sophisticated as -- the black boxes used in commercial airliners, and they are already installed in nearly 92% of today's vehicles, according to industry officials, and provide important information for industry engineers and, in some circumstances, law enforcement authorities.
But Horace Cooper of the National Center for Public Policy Analysis called the move “an unprecedented breach of privacy for Americans.” Cooper said that contrary to what is being claimed, EDRs “can and will track the comings and goings of car owners and even their passengers” -- and what they can record is virtually unlimited.
In the meantime, U.S. Representatives Mike Capuano (D-MA) and Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) have announced their intentions to introduce the “Black Box Privacy Protection Act” that will protect drivers’ and riders’ rights by requiring dealers to disclose to consumers if a vehicle is equipped with an EDR, would require manufacturers to allow consumers to deactivate the device, and clarifies that the owner of the vehicle owns the data and it cannot be accessed without permission.
"Consumers should have control over the information collected by event data recorders in vehicles that they own and they should have the option of disabling the device if they choose to do so. This is a basic issue of privacy," said Rep. Capuano.
Record numbers of motorcycles over the past few years have resulted in an increased number of annual motorcyclist fatalities, and in light of overall motor vehicle fatalities steadily decreasing gives the impression that motorcycling is becoming more dangerous, but just the opposite is true. 
While so-called safety experts point to more and more states relaxing their helmet laws as the root of all this evil, it’s in fact a numbers game that motorcycle enthusiasts are winning.
Over the past five years, since 2007 when there were just over seven million motorcycles in the U.S., motorcycle registrations nationwide have ballooned to eight and a half million; an increase of 15% more motorcycles on the road today, while at the same time fatalities per 100,000 registered motorcycles has actually decreased by nearly a quarter!  Moreover, over the past decade motorcycle registrations have risen 40.7% (from 5,004,156 in 2002 to 8,437,502 in 2011), but the fatality rate dropped 17.3% (from 65.35 per 100K to 54.66).
Check out the most current statistics acquired by the National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM) from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), compared to motorcycle registration numbers found on the U.S. DOT Federal Highway Administration website:
Year - Registered Motorcycles / Rider Fatalities = Fatality Rate per 100,000 Motorcycles
2007 - 7,138,476 / 5,174 = 72.48
2008 - 7,752,926 / 5,312 = 68.52
2009 - 7,929,724 / 4,469 = 56.35
2010 - 8,009,503 / 4,518 = 56.40
2011 - 8,437,502 / 4,612 = 54.66
**NOTE: According to these data analyzed by the National Coalition of Motorcyclists, motorcycle registrations have increased 15.4% over the past five years, while fatalities decreased by 10.9% and the fatality rate declined 24.6%...why isn’t the news media reporting THESE facts?
A study carried out by the German Hohenstein Institute in Bönnigheim shows that motorcycle helmets could indeed be a lot safer if some other measurements would be taken into account, concluding that inner shell size alone is not enough for providing the best protection-to-fit ratio, and the head shape is just as critical.
The Hohenstein Institute study narrowed the head shapes to 6 major categories, with an amazing width variance of 3.5 cm (1.37”), determining that one helmet size cannot possibly offer the best fit for all these head shapes, even provided the circumference is the same.
With the way the inner impact layer fits on the rider's head being one of the critical elements in shock absorption and G-dispersion, it's apparent that the same shape will create different pressure points on a motorcyclist's skull, leading to various outcomes in similar crash conditions.
Spaces between the skull and the protective layer / liner result in less optimal protection in case of an impact, and such anthropometric head data could improve helmet design and manufacturing significantly, should the leading brands take notice of the study's finding.
The Kansas legislature unanimously passed House Bill 2318 which allows a motorcycle’s headlamp to be wired with a headlamp modulation system, which must meet federal standards. The bill also allows certain types of lights on the sides of motorcycles, visible only from the side and not from the front or rear and to not protrude beyond or outside the body or wheel of the motorcycle. The side lights may emit white, amber, or red light without glare.
 The legislation was signed into law on April 4, 2013 by Governor Sam Brownback and goes into effect July 1st.
Purveyors of red-light cameras continue their quest to place cameras on every street corner in the nation, and one strategy is to put the hit on states that have traditionally been “protected” from cameras either through legislation or court ruling.
Redflex lobbyists recently swarmed over the Minnesota Statehouse pushing a bill to allow ticket cameras into the state. The bill was written to thwart a 2007 Minnesota Supreme Court ruling that Minneapolis’ red-light camera program was unconstitutional. The bill was defeated in committee, thanks in part to the efforts of ABATE of Minnesota and the National Motorists Association (NMA).
In Michigan, where a 2007 ruling from the state’s attorney general has been keeping cameras at bay, recently introduced camera legislation has turned Michigan into the latest photo enforcement battleground state.
The NMA ( warns that if you live in one of the 15 states that have taken steps to keep cameras out, stay alert.  Chances are that a camera company lobbyist is cozying up to a friendly state lawmaker with a nice campaign donation and a pre-written camera bill that needs support.
Most connected vehicle technologies have focused squarely on the car, but BMW and Honda are working to develop autonomous driving technologies that work on two wheels. Both BMW and Honda have already added plenty of connectivity to their cars, but now the two automotive giants are working with the University of Michigan and Australian startup Cohda Wireless to put networking smarts into their motorcycles.
Adelaide-based Cohda designs radio systems and software that will not only link nearby vehicles on the road to each other, but also to the road itself. The idea behind its autonomous car technology is to create an ever-changing ad-hoc network of vehicles communicating their intentions and interacting with the infrastructure of the road.
Known as vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), these technologies could help power self-driving cars of the future. The University of Michigan Transportation Institute (UMTRI) runs one of the key test-beds for that technology, and its lab is running an ongoing trial of 3,000 connected vehicles in Ann Arbor, Mich., which is where Honda and BMW will put their connected motorcycles through the paces, according to a report on
Motorcycles may not have much room on their instrument panels for the connected infotainment systems going into today’s cars, but they could definitely benefit from any technology that makes mounting a motorcycle safer, and one of the major goals of V2I and V2V efforts is to reduce accidents and improve safety on the road. Vehicles could make quicker and better driving decisions than drivers because they would be able to access more info from the networks around them and react to it nearly instantaneously (they’re also less easily distracted than human drivers).
As for motorcycle applications, Cohda and UMTRI plan to test technologies that let bikes talk to traffic lights, roadside beacons and other cars, warning them of green lights about to turn red and dangerous curves ahead requiring them to slow down.  By using a long-range secure form of Wi-Fi, a motorcycle could communicate with a car long before the drivers can see one another as they both approach a blind intersection.
Previously, a riderless motorcycle was developed in 2005 by graduate students from UC Berkeley to compete in a 150-mile off-road race for autonomous vehicles to further develop self-navigating vehicles for the Department of Defense.
With an eye to calibrating insurance rates, Saskatchewan Government Insurance plans to use new technology to track how fast and how far motorcycles go.  It's called telematics and someday could be used to help set insurance rates, among other things, but for now SGI is just trying the technology out with a pilot program.
It's looking for several hundred motorcycle users to volunteer to have their bikes equipped with telematics technology.  The “black box”-type gadgets would record speed, braking, mileage and location.  The volunteer riders would have weekly updates on their driving behavior, to show them what information SGI would be looking at.
"Usage-based insurance is the ultimate in rating fairness because it essentially lets the driver control their own insurance rate through their driving behavior," said Donna Harpauer, the minister responsible for SGI.  "Simply put, those who drive responsibly pay less and those who don't pay more."
While no one's rates will be affected by the pilot program, the experiment is one of the ideas coming out of the Motorcycle Review Committee, a group formed in the wake of a storm of controversy after SGI had proposed boosting motorcycle rates an average of 73% to compensate for high injury claims.  Government-owned SGI later withdrew its proposal and came back with some milder proposed increases for motorbikes, including the telematics pilot program that could begin as early as this season.
Thousands of Harley riders from around the world were blessed by Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, June 16 as one of the stops in a worldwide celebration of the famous motorcycle maker's 110th anniversary, which will roar across 11 countries before concluding in Milwaukee over Labor Day Weekend.
Choral music mixed with revving engines as the Holy Father blessed a sea of Harley-Davidson motorcycles and riders from all parts of the planet flocking to Italy over the weekend of June 13-16 to celebrate Harley-Davidson’s milestone, and earlier in the weekend festivities, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church was presented with two white classic Harley-Davidson motorcycles for use by Papal police and his own black leather jacket.
Get in on the action while the anniversary tour is still in high gear. Check out for schedules and cities.
QUOTABLE QUOTE: “Men love their country, not because it is great, but because it is their own.”
Seneca (4 BC – AD 65), Roman philosopher and statesman

Outrage over comments slamming motorcyclists

By Gary Richards
June 27, 2013 12:21 PM GMT

Q To Barbara Waaland and Sarah Morgan -- the ladies who were complaining about motorcycle riders and freeway signs urging drivers to look twice for motorcyclists in Monday's column:

I have been riding motorcycles for more than 20 years and have been nearly run over or hit on freeways and surface streets by distracted drivers, most of whom have been women. Women in minivans full of unruly children, "chatty Cathys" having social time while driving with friends, people texting and talking on their phones, women with their yappy dogs on their laps or turning to give a child a juice box.
There are "little old ladies" with poor timing pulling out of driveways in their tank-like sedans, and drivers listening to music so loud that they can't hear my bike next to them and who then change lanes. Oh, then there is the "I have to put my lipstick on while driving 65 mph."
So ladies, it is not just riders that are dangerous. Although you may feel that we all deserve tickets, the lifetime consequence if you kill or maim one of us with your vehicle won't be worth not looking twice. Look twice for motorcycles (and bicycles for that matter). Your long-term mental health may depend on it.
Rose Litvin
San Jose
A Monday's column on this generated a large response, and today motorcyclists and others who like the safety messages posted on electronic freeway signs weigh in. But let's be fair, Rose. Men and women drivers both need to be on the alert.
Q I was shocked by your "Don't tell me to look out for motorcycles" column. When Barbara Waaland says she "has yet to see a motorcyclist that didn't deserve a ticket for some unsafe maneuver," and "if one chooses to get too close with a bonehead maneuver, he will have to take the consequences," I saw red. What a ridiculous thing to say.
The vast majority of automobile vs. motorcycle accidents are caused by motorists who don't follow the rules of the road and take a good look. And when a motorcyclist goes down the question is never, "Did he get hurt?" It's "How badly was he hurt?" or "Was he killed?" There's no such thing as a fender-bender on a motorcycle.
Dave Martens
San Jose
A Unfortunately, a year ago Dave and his wife were injured in a motorcycle crash on Highway 84.
Q We were out for a pleasant ride one afternoon when an automobile coming from the opposite direction outside Livermore pulled an illegal U-turn in front of us and we hit him broadside at 50 mph. The aftermath has been horrible for us, to say the least. Perhaps if he would have heeded the "Look twice for motorcyclists" warning, an awful lot of pain and suffering could have been avoided.
Dave Martens
A Continue, please.
Q We were both taken to a trauma center. My wife, thank goodness, used me as her personal air bag and then went airborne for 10 or 15 yards, ending up on the side of the road. She was scraped and bruised, with a sore neck and missing tooth.
I took the majority of the impact, and needed to be airlifted by the Stanford Life Flight helicopter. I had a broken arm, torn tendons in my hand, massive rotator cuff tear (three of the four shoulder muscles were torn clean off the bone), broken hip socket, crushed knee and ankle as well as a concussion and road rash.
I've had four surgeries at Stanford, with one more to go. I will wind up with two new and one rebuilt joint on my left side alone.
Dave Martens
A Dave has one final comment.
Q I say that reminding motorists to "Look twice for motorcyclists" is some of the best advice ever given.
Dave Martens
A I so agree. It is silly to rail against a freeway message to look twice for motorcyclists.
Q Thank you, CHP. You have made my life much safer since the start of your "Look twice for motorcyclists" campaign. I couldn't believe my recent experience lane-splitting south on Highway 1 through Santa Cruz. Motorists were giving my friends and I a wide berth and some hand-waving as we passed. Be assured there were a few motorists with issues, but what a wonderful difference. Looks like we have a chance that most everyone may get the word that to share the road is a good thing. I now have a little hope.
Bud LeVesque
San Jose
A I hope your hope spreads
MURRIETA: Longer yellow lights seen as traffic camera remedy

In Murrieta, a group says extended caution lights help reduce red-light runners but a city staff report says it could be confusing
A motorist drives through the intersection of California Oaks Road and Jackson Avenue in Murieta under a yellow light on June 6.


A group of Murrieta residents, including some who fought to remove the city’s red light cameras, is working to lengthen the time of many of the city’s yellow lights in the name of safety.
Murrieta officials, however, have questions about the benefits of lengthening yellows, which are set via a state-approved formula that includes the speed limit of the road leading to the light and conditions that would affect the ability of a motorist to stop in time.
In addition, city officials said that tweaking times in Murrieta, without a corresponding move by neighboring cities, could create confusion for motorists.
According to the group supporting the change, which includes Diana Serafin and ally Jay Beeber of Safer Streets L.A., longer yellow lights help solve many of the problems that red light cameras are supposed to fix, such as red-light running and collisions, and they allow for more people to be safer drivers.
The group pointed to other cities that have extended yellow lights, such as Loma Linda and Fremont — which haven’t seen problems at adjacent intersections that are set according to the state’s formula or adjacent corridors, according to Beeber.
During a special workshop on the subject, the council heard a presentation from city traffic engineering consultant Brian Stephenson and Police Chief Mike Baray. In a report for the council, which recommended leaving the timing as is, city staffers said drivers may get used to longer yellows at certain intersections and then expect those same times at other intersections.
Yet organizations that study traffic issues said there are few issues with lengthening times.
Marie Montgomery, spokeswomen with the Automobile Club of Southern California, said the club’s traffic experts have studied the issue and they have no problem with cities boosting yellow light time.
“As long as they’re following engineering guidelines, longer yellows are a good thing,” she said. “The state standards are a minimum.”
The benefit, she said, is that drivers entering the “dilemma zone,” the period when a motorist isn’t sure whether to brake or cruise through an intersection, get more time to make a wise decision.
John Bowman, communications director for the National Motorists Association — a Wisconsin-based advocacy group — said the benefits of longer yellows are pretty clear cut, especially when comparing and contrasting longer yellows to cameras.
“All of the lights where they had cameras … they dropped their violation rates by over 90 percent,” he said, using Loma Linda specifically as an example. “People don’t willingly run red lights when given enough time to make the decision to stop before the light. It’s when you shorten those yellow lights is when you put people into this dilemma zone.”
Asked about the city’s concern about going alone with longer yellows, Bowman said he has never ran across that type of objection before.
“Cities blend together all the time … I think most of the public policy makers are looking at what’s right in (their) community,” he said.
Mayor Rick Gibbs said the matter will be discussed in more depth at an upcoming meeting of the traffic commission, which could come as soon as mid-July. The commission, he said, would dial into all of the specifics of the issue and make a recommendation to the council.
Before making a decision to change the lights, however, Gibbs said the city needs to be assured the council has the power to change lights, that it would make traffic better and that it wouldn’t negatively affect neighboring cities.
Talking about the issue of creating a sort of Murrieta “long yellow” island, Serafin said the city wasn’t concerned about neighboring cities when it decided to install red light cameras so it doesn’t make sense that they’re using that argument now.
“Why worry about other cities? Maybe they’ll jump on board,” she said.

L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Promotes Motorcycle Safety

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 10:43am . | David Mariuz .Category:
Santa Clarita News
.Despite a decline in motorcycle fatalities, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials are seeking to promote the importance of riding safely.

Graphics Credit: Shannon Fitzgerald

“Riders and drivers need to respect each other and share the road,” said California Office of Traffic Safety Director, Christopher J. Murphy.
In California from 1998 to 2008, the number of motorcyclists killed rose from 204 to 560. After a decade of steadily increasing fatalities – the trend has changed.
In 2010 the number of motorcycle fatalities fell from 394 to 352 – a 37 percent decrease since the peak in 2008.
However, in the area policed by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, the number of motorcyclists injured over the last 13 years nearly quadrupled with 47 in 1998 compared to 184 in 2013.
Also, the number of motorcyclists killed over the same time period tripled with two killed in 1998 and six killed in 2011.
Some of the reduction in deaths can be attributed to fewer improperly licensed riders. In 2008, a third of motorcycle operators killed under age 25 were not properly licensed. In 2009, that number fell to about a half.

In an attempt to continue lowering deaths and injuries, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s
 Department’s Risk Management Bureau will conduct a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation on June 26 in Diamond Bar.
“The terrible trend of rising motorcyclist fatalities has been reversed, though there is more that everyone can do to save more lives,” Murphy said.
Deputies will patrol areas frequented by motorcyclists and where motorcycle crashes occur. They will look for drivers and riders who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Deputies will also crack down on traffic violations made by motorcyclists as well as other vehicle drivers that can lead to motorcycle collisions, injuries and fatalities.
California collision data reveals that primary causes of motorcycle-involved crashes include speeding, unsafe turning and impairment due to alcohol and other drugs.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is also reminding all motorists to always be alert and watch out for motorcycles, especially when turning and changing lanes.

Riders, young and old, are encouraged to be properly licensed and to seek training and safety information.

Whittier police plan to enforce motorcycle safety

By Venusse Navid,
06/27/2013 12:40:22 PM PDT

Whittier police officers will increase patrol in July to enforce motorcycle safety, according to the Whittier Police Department.
As part of the Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation, areas frequented by motorcyclists and motorcycle crashes will be closely observed.
In Whittier, since 2009, there have been 87 motorcycle crashes resulting in 78 injuries and three fatalities, officials said.
Motorcycle riders can get training through the California Motorcyclist Safety Program. For information and locations, visit or call 1-877-743-3411.
The program is funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.



BY: LJ James
There is a law in Virgina that will ban Motorcycle Club Colors in Bars. The law was originally aimed at Street Gangs but We as Motorcycle Clubs have learned even when they say its just for one group we know Its another tool they will use against Us! Even if it was just aimed at Street Gangs it still does not make it right!

According to news reports Many Bikers and Motorcycle Club Members in Virgina have already begun fighting this law. If a law like this is allowed to pass in Virgina it will not be long until it is passed in other states across America!

We as Motorcyclists and Bikers (It does not matter what you call yourself) have to realize fast that we are all connected! It does not matter what you ride, what State you live in or who you Support! We are all in this together. What effects Me effects you and it don't matter what you happen to think of me!

When the local Bar you and your Brothers love hanging out at is told that you and all other members of Motorcycle Clubs can no longer go there or they will revoke the Bars liquor license, What then?

This is no Joke my Biker Brothers, Every Month there is another new law that is unbelievable aimed directly at us as Motorcycle Club Members! We can not fight these Laws and Fight each other at the same time!

In the past year they have taken the Colors away from a Motorcycle Club, We all know it is only the first and it will lead to the seizure of other Motorcycle Clubs Colors. They have paid Millions to Friends and ex Members of Motorcycle Clubs to infiltrate and make up stories about us, so they could arrest hundreds of members on fabricated Charges! They have passed Laws over the past few years (and there are more on the way) telling us what we can and can not do to our Motorcycles! Now they are telling us We can no longer go to our local Bars and Taverns!

I want to know what will be the last straw? What is it going to take for us to say enough is enough, We need to work together to save what we are! The Government has taken away our rights to ride the Motorcycle we want, to wear what we want and now to go where we want ! Why are we still fighting each other? WHAT DA F*CK?

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I am your Bro LJ James Saying Time is Running out!!!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

BABE OF THE WEEK - Ashley Nicole
Hi everyone! My name is Ashley nicole Casperson.
I was born on december 31 1988 in las vegas nevada!
But ive lived most of my life in a small town in
utah called cedar city. So I love big cities but I am still a little
country at heart. My family is very important to me. I am very family
oriented for sure. I grew up in a big family with a 11 brothers and
sisters. Not all real. We are a mixed family. My parents both remarried
when I was young and they had children from previous marriages but I grew
up with them so they are not step or half to me, they are like blood and I
love them all! But I would have to say that my mom is one of my best
friends. She has helped me so much in my life and made me a stronger
person. I don't know what I would do without my mom in my life.

  I am a licensed cosmetologist and I also am a gogo dancer. I haven't done
a lot of gogo dancing yet but I love to dance its a passion of mine. I have
only recently started doing some modeling but I have always wanted to do it
since I was a little girl. Well i am still little ;) I mean when I was
younger. I am only 5'0 so I am very petite. I was told most of my life I
was too small to model so I never really persued it out of fear of failure
I guess. But I have become a stronger person and realized that this is my
life and if this is something I want to do so I shouldn't let what other
people say put me down. I would rather fail and keep trying then regret
that I never tried at all. Something unique about me is that I naturally
have two different colored eyes. One is blue and one is green. I am also
part philipino.
 Some other things about me that you might want to know is that I am a very
talkative person and I love meeting new people. I am friendly, out going
and love to have fun. But I also like to sit at home, watch some movies and
relax. I love to bake! I have been doing alot of that lately. I love the
water! I am defiantly a water bug. I can't wait to one day live by the
beach where its warm everyday. The summer is my favorite time of the year
for sure. I love tattoos also. I only have two right now but I am hoping to
get a few more. I have a butterfly behind my ear and I have lilies that go
down my back. I am wanting to get a hummingbird on my back for my grandma
that past away a few years ago. I was very close with her and would love to
have something to remember her everyday. Well if there is anything else
that you would like to know about me or would want to ask me about feel
free! :)  My email is\

well if there is anything else you want me to fix let me know. Thanks for
the help and everything.