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  • Chief 3:54 pm on May 12, 2018 Permalink |
    Tags: cabin   

    Cabin discount for members 

    Vulcan Drifter Riders now can get LARGE discount on cabins in Smoky Mtns.
    Visit http://www.cpmtncabins.com/ to have a look then contact custserv@cpmtncabins.com and tell them you are Vulcan Drifter Rider member to get a discount… size is based upon time frame and time of the year.

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    • Chief 11:25 am on September 17, 2010 Permalink |  

      MAPS | Southern Oregon Tour | METZELER MAPS 

      MAPS | Southern Oregon Tour | METZELER MAPS.

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      • Chief 11:44 am on July 16, 2010 Permalink |
        Tags: riding   

        “Keep The Rubber Side Down” » Blog Archive » As I rode through the night. 

        As I rode through the night.

        Most men slumbered as I rode through the night, heading no place certain.

        My sole companion was a full harvest moon, lighting my path with an eerie reddening glow.

        While cutting through the ebony veil of night, cool midnight dew misted my visor.

        As the miles rolled farther behind me, and the rhythm of the engine kept time, my mind was released like a thoroughbred out of the gate. It ran past memories of days once lived, and the faces of childhood friends long since forgotten. I reflected on dreams yet birthed and plans incomplete. Of strangers l will encounter and spaces I’ve still to explore.

        At times the thoughts of past mistakes hit my soul like a hot desert wind buffets ones face.

        I reflected on my sons, and how quickly they have grown, I wondered what these uncertain times holds in store for them.

        I sang songs of worship to the Almighty, and recited prayers of thanksgiving in the cathedral of the starless sky, and was reminded once again of the many blessings which fill my days.

        Most men slumbered as I rode through the night, heading no place certain.

        “Keep The Rubber Side Down” » Blog Archive » As I rode through the night..

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        • Chief 1:47 pm on June 24, 2010 Permalink |  

          Continuous Chest Compression CPR – Mayo Clinic Presentation 

          Mayo Clinic Presentation of Continuous Chest Compression CPR – Cardiocerebral Resuscitation Cardiocerebral resuscitation (CCR) is a new approach to patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest that has been shown to improve rates of neurologically intact survival by 250%–300% over the approach advocated by the 2000 American Heart Association guidelines. And EMS systems can realize these improvements without having to buy a single new gadget or device.

          Author: AZDHS
          Duration: 140
          Published: 2008-06-17 22:14:50
          Continuous Chest Compression CPR – Mayo Clinic Presentation

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          • Chief 12:35 pm on June 15, 2010 Permalink |  

            Group Ride Soft Shoulder Mishap « Better Motorcycling 

            Group Ride Soft Shoulder Mishap « Better Motorcycling.

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            • Chief 1:30 pm on May 21, 2010 Permalink |
              Tags: motorcycle awareness   

              You Don’t Know My Name — Motorcycle Awareness 

              Public Service video to help cagers (ie those that don’t ride motorcycles) understand why they need to be more aware of motorcycles. On March 25th, 2010, 10 motorcycle riders (most were joint members of Phoenix Motorcycle Riders Group and Phoeix MC Kruzer’s) were run down by a truck while they were stopped at a stop light. Four died, four more were hospitalized with serious injuries. On May 23rd, motorcycle riders all over the world are planning Worldwide Motorcycle Awareness rides where we will ride not in our favorite places to ride, but on the major highways around cities, wearing brightly colored ‘Can You See Me Now’ tshirts.

              Author: johnlcallaway
              Duration: 128
              Published: 2010-05-07 03:19:37
              You Don’t Know My Name — Motorcycle Awareness

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              • Chief 9:49 pm on April 22, 2010 Permalink |
                Tags: Bike Dreams TV - Risers and Beach Bars   

                Bike Dreams TV – Risers and Beach Bars 

                Bike Dreams is a new show for the regular guy or gal with a stock motorcycle and a DREAM to have that CUSTOM bike. Your hosts Joe and Bob are regular guys with very little mechanical experience, all they have are some tools and a desire to turn a stock bike into a custom riding machine.

                Author: BikeDreamsTV
                Duration: 132
                Published: 2008-06-01 02:04:16
                Bike Dreams TV – Risers and Beach Bars

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                • Chief 5:00 pm on October 2, 2009 Permalink |  

                  Jap Crap!! or Herd Mentality. 

                  “Blah, blah, blah, Jap Crap, blah, blah, blah.” When I heard my brother utter those words I thought I was having another of those pesky flashbacks. No wait, we ARE in 2008… not 1968 or 1978… I say 1978 because that was the first time this particular brother had ever seen, touched or heard a Harley Davidson. He was about 9 and I was nearing the end of my second tour in the Navy.

                  When he bought his HD low-rider (first and only bike) a couple of years ago, I was happy for him. My 78 AMF Harley was the FXS Lowrider, so I figured that had something to do with his choice.

                  Since then the boy has gone skull and chrome crazy. He fits right into the Harley Herd… everything he has is branded – from his “wannabe” metal studded boots to his pickup truck.

                  Apparently somewhere along the way he and his buddies have gotten lost. Harley ISN’T the only American bike maker left, they AREN’T struggling to survive, Japan isn’t dumping bikes into our market, and “Made in Japan” does not mean the same thing it did in 1978.

                  I had a buddy who had a parrot. He taught him to say some crude things, which worked in 1978 when he was single, but in 1998 – when his daughter was about 8, they really became a problem. The bird didn’t know what he was saying… he was only saying what he was taught.

                  I feel like that is where we are now in 2008 with the whole harley vs the world stuff… and the Jap Crap comments. Nowadays we have the mimics, the “little” brothers who listened to our words but never really understood their meaning. We saved Harley and the competition with Japan has benefited us all. The world has changed and we live in a global economy – but still the Parrot spouts words from 1978.

                  Unfortunately, all these cliches’ from bygone years have become yet another part of the Harley Herd culture – like the black leather uniforms, chromed “cookie-cutter” bikes, and the rest. To participate you must conform. You must ride the same bikes, dress alike, and talk alike. You’re a “bro” only as long as you are atop a Harley.

                  Seems to me its the man who makes the bike not the other way round. I’m the same person on a Drifter or a Harley. I’m not the “herd” type. I rarely ride with others. I don’t own my bike for social reasons and I really don’t care what you ride.

                  This isn’t an indictment against all Harley riders. There are plenty of great folks on HD’s who feel the same way I do about this situation. Fact is, sometimes I still ride HD’s myself. There is a difference between a HD rider and a “Herd-Rider”. To be fair, I want to recognize the difference and not fall into the same trap as the herd-riders.

                  My brother needed to pay attention to at least one other thing which has carried over from the past. Don’t disrespect a man’s bike if you don’t have the gravel to suffer the consequences. I think that lesson was reinforced at least.

                  Cheers.

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                  • Chief 12:37 pm on April 15, 2009 Permalink |
                    Tags: motorcycle riders club of America, MRCA   

                    MRCA — SCAM, SPAM, or HAM? 

                    MRCA – Motorcycle Rider’s Club of America.

                    Ok, I’m an information junky. There are a few pseudo-clubs to which I belong for various reasons. Some to support causes I believe in, some to get magazines and to stay informed, some just for fun.

                    I recently joined the MRCA. I discovered they send books/videos like Columbia House… hell I thought it was a free “benefit”. So that isn’t good.

                    I’ve subscribed to RIDER magazine for a while, so that was a nice benefit for joining.

                    Well, today, I discovered they had billed my account 4 times overnight. So I went off to the club website. No contact information, no way to access your account, no way to leave a message – well unless you join the “forum” on their site. After some searching I found the MRCAstaff comment page. So I left a comment. I also read the comments being left by others. Most are not “reassuring”.

                    So, I will wait and see if these guys are legit and will report back to you. If you have any experience with them, please let me know.

                    Cheers.

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                    • Chief 9:44 pm on March 26, 2009 Permalink |
                      Tags: Poll,   

                      With or Without??? 

                      I’m not the poll type, but we do have a reason for asking.

                      Do you ride WITH others more than alone?

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                      • sasquatch 8:07 pm on March 29, 2009 Permalink | Log in to Reply

                        I ride alone more than with others.

                      • Chief 12:55 pm on April 15, 2009 Permalink | Log in to Reply

                        I ride with others about once a year. When you ride with others a trip takes on a whole different “feeling”.

                        First, I don’t get along with others well enough to spend a whole bunch of time with them. But also, everything becomes an exercise in democracy, should we stop, where should we eat, where should we stay, how many miles should we ride, etc. EVERYTHING takes longer, and I end up waiting… waiting… waiting… I hate waiting!

                        Personally, I like to go where I want, stay where I want, stop when I want. Of course, my trips are usually with my wife as a passenger… but she is the reason I enjoy these trips so much. In fact, she’s why most of the longer trips happen.

                        People seemed genuinely amazed that we did a 5000 mile trip out west last year “alone”.

                        I do prefer alone or with my wife as a passenger.

                        Cheers.

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