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Freedom Rider Pg. 18

Spreading MDA & Valley Girl Meets

The Word Boys Bike
Pg. 6 Pg. 8 Pg. 11
Spreading the Word to the Bikers
Story & Photos by a spiritual/religious person, it riding season the right way. things they face, he has done
did not matter, they are. And “The truth is that last year, the same things they have.
Ricky J. Carrasco that was we in El “I’m no different than many
the begin- Paso lost of the guys who come. I’ve
ning of an 15 riders. had alcohol problems,
When I first arrived to the awesome This is a chased women. I’ve had a
Los Salvados biker blessing Sunday way to problem with my temper.”
at Calvary Church in the full of begin the But end the end, “ [I know]
Upper Valley, I was not sure brother- year with a God has my back.” He has to
what to expect as I had not hood. time of fel- work himself out of those
attended any such event Pastor lowship. problems and he has done it
when I rode. The first person Tony, Everybody with spirituality. Part of the
to greet me was Pastor Greg president is invited Salvados patch are the words
from HonorBound Motorcy- of Los and every- “Out of Darkness”; “Its from
cle Ministry. We had spoken Salvados body shows First Peter’s 2:9. God has
various times before, mostly MC, has up, every called us out of darkness.
about his bike and riding and been with biker We’re in God’s light. After a
the usual biker topics. This the group group. long time [of doing the
time, though, before he left for 5 years After we wrong things] I just had Him
to attend some other busi- now, and hold Mass, take over my life. It’s just
ness, he told the other Hon- part of it’s still in- like ‘Let go and Let God’.
orBound members, “Let’s Calvary Pastor Tony preaching to the biker community
teresting We all have to go through
pray for Rick.” They encir- Chapel for because our own trials.” Pastor
cled me and they prayed. Af- more than 9 years. His mis- people still come to ask for Tony’s mission then is help-
terward, as I stood in a sion is to spread the Word more.” ing other bikers with those
semi-daze, one of the mem- and be spiritual support to all trials by showing them the
bers asked, “Powerful of El Paso’s bikers. The mis- Pastor Tony says he relates way. “Once I retire, I want to
stuff?.” Yes. Yes, it was. sion for this Sunday’s min- to the bikers who come be- preach the Word full time,
Though I am not particularly istry is to kick of the year’s cause he has faced the same God willing, of course.”

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When asked what the regu- the right and to the left. The
lar, non-biker, parishioners of truth is by the end of this
Calvary Church think of all year, some of us will not be
the bikers that are now part here.” And so began the min-
of the church, he states sim- istry in the parking lot of
ply, “They love it. They see Calvary. When Pastor Tony
all the bikes, chrome, leather, asked for silence and to draw
etc,. In the end, we are all closer to the makeshift stage,
here for the same thing. They all of the approximately 500
realize they’re good guys. I’d bikers in attendance respect-
like to thank headmaster Pas- fully did so, to the point that
tor Terry Gray for his sup- traffic from Art Craft Road,
port.” about a mile away could
clearly be heard behind
Tony’s reading of the Word.
Gracie, President of the Road At the end of the ceremony,
Queens stated, “We are all Tony brought up all the pres-
here to support Los Salvados idents from the various Mo-
as they support us throughout torcycle Ministries like
the year. It’s great to all be Greg’s Honorbound, the
here at the beginning of the Tribe of Judah, Kings and
year, all the different clubs Priests and others to offer
and independent riders, all their prayers and their help to
united together. It shows us find God.
all coming together with a lot
of love, loyalty and respect
for one another.” Tony Romero, an independ-
ent rider, summed it up, “It’s
beautiful. Colors don’t mean
That unity is important be- anything for this little while.
cause all the different clubs It brings unity. It brings us
usually come together to sup- closer together as a commu-
port one another for good nity. I’ll ride away feeling a
causes, but on the saddle of a lot better.”
motorcycle, that is inherently
a dangerous vehicle. “Look In the end, that was the point.
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MDA & Valley Boys team up to help Story and Photos by Ricky J. Carrasco

What happens when a situ- later this year. The fire de-
partment has the “Fill the
off balance. The problem
was that he was losing pro-
paralyzed. He can only move
his head and arms to a lim-
ation becomes too much? Boot” campaign later this tein in the muscle, so he no ited degree. His chair, along
When things seem bleak and year as well. “You go longer had the strength to with much of the specialized
hopeless? For some people, through a lot of hardships, a walk correctly.” equipment like oxygen tanks,
that’s the time to do some- lot of anger and you start was donated by the local
thing to help, to be part of chapter of MDA. The money,
the solution. On March 20, raised in El Paso, stays in El
volunteers from the Muscular Paso to help out people like
Dystrophy Association and Tury,” stated Oscar Vazquez,
the men of the Valley Boys event organizer. “Muscular
MC came together to be part Dystrophy is a degenerative
of the solution, with the first disease that affects the mus-
annual MDA benefit run. cle and bones and largely af-
fects life expectancy. The
Mike Martinez, president of oldest person in El Paso with
Border Concrete, has been MD is around 31 years old.”
helping out for years now in
El Paso, in part to help fam- When asked how he linked
ily member Tury Martinez, the MDA to the El Paso biker
who has had MD for over 20 scene, Vazquez offered: “One
years. “This is just one of Valley Boys MC and the El Paso MDA of the people I work with is
various fundraisers through- asking questions like ‘Why Tury was in attendance at the cousins with Fernie, Valley
out the year that we partici- Tury?” Family started notic- Sunday ride, wearing his Boys MC President. “We
pate in to help out the ing that Tury had started to Cowboy gear in his electric have had great response from
MDA.” There will be a have difficulty walking at wheelchair. He was happy to the biker community. They
Walk-a-thon the last week- around 5 years old. “He pose with all the bikers and have given us ideas, tips, etc.
end of March, with the an- started walking like he was their bikes “Tury is mostly on how to run the ride and
nual Jerry’s Kids Telethon

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and event volunteer stated Grace de la Cerda, who help out locally. Stride for
she couldn’t help but feel a passed away from the dis- Ride does not turn away
little intimidated the first ease a while back at 16 anyone and financially
time she encountered the years old. “It made being helps out to buy equip-
bikers at a Coalition meet- involved with this event ment and services needed
ing. “I saw all these biker more personal.” Valley so MD patients can better
with their bikes, and Boys MC is not done help- live their lives.
leather and tattoos. Then ing out in the community.
one of the guys tells me to In July, they sponsor a run
pass out flyers to them! I for the El Paso Diabetes If you have any questions
didn’t know what to do! Association. or would like to be in-
Now, I see that these are volved with the MDA here
really great guys with big in El Paso, contact the
hearts and very much will- All the people involved local office at 584-6355.
ing to help.” stressed that the money
event. They have spread
made in El Paso from this
the word really well.”
event and from the
Thelma Herrera, MDA
Valley Boys President Fer- Stride for Ride event
health service coordinator
nie himself had a cousin, stays in El Paso to

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Welcomed Motorcycle Gift Ideas By Lynn Porter
Motorcycles continue to tar. Also a safety feature, the
jacket is designed to take the
gift ideas. carry the most important items
while he traveled. That is how
grow as alternative transporta- brunt of an accidental slide. Leather gloves designed with valuable the saddle bags can
tion for many former car-only Outer zipper-fastened pockets flexibility, non-slip material, be to the friend or relative re-
drivers. Add those who have and inside pockets allow the and protective padding, are ceiving this gift.
cherished their motorcycle for rider to carry items without the definitely excellent motorcy-
years to see how appropriate it worry of losing them during cle gift ideas. Motorcycle Women riders will like the 4-
is to consider motorcycle gift the ride. gloves have many features, in- Piece Belt Loop purse set. The
ideas when shopping for spe- cluding interior water proof- straps are both removable and
cial occasions. Being intro- Motorcycle helmets are also ing, thermal insulation, and adjustable, going from a carry
duced to the many products fantastic motorcycle gift ideas. varied lengths and sizes. If the to a shoulder purse. One large
available for motorcycles and Although a half-helmet does rider usually wears two sets of purse has zippered front and
motorcyclists is like entering a not give as much protection as gloves when going on a trip, main pockets, in addition to a
brand new world. The options a full-face or three-quarter hel- make the leather gloves a size loop and hook closured flap.
are both incredible and fun to met, it is DOT approved. It is larger to keep them comfort- Next is a purse with zippers on
select. No longer are gift lightweight and less bulky able and flexible. Gloves are the privacy and main pockets.
ideas a problem to find; the than other half-shell helmets. important to protect the hands It is closed by a flap with a
difficulty will be which ones The polycarbonate shell has a and lower arms from road snap and metal skull emblem.
to choose. thin, sleek padding. Particu- wind and debris, over-expo- Talk about variety! Another
larly noteworthy is the liner, sure to the sun, and road burn purse in the set has two zip-
A motorcycle jacket is one which is impact absorbent. It or cuts if the bike goes down pered main pockets, cell phone
thing that is always welcomed. also has an adjustable chin on the road. holder, and a zippered back
Some people ask why a jacket strap. Goggles are also motor- pocket. A metal American flag
can be worn comfortably on cycle gift ideas, and are worn Leather Saddle Bags fall under embellishes the front pocket.
an 80 degree day. Leather mo- comfortably with this type of the category of welcomed mo- The flap is closed with a hook
torcycle jackets provide more helmet. Rider wind tolerance torcycle gift ideas. Shape and and loop. A zippered main
than warmth. It serves as a usually dwindles as the wind design make it an appropriate compartment and privacy
barrier against the wind and increases, leading to a switch gift for men or women. Picture pocket are complemented with
small hazards encountered on to a full helmet and face- the cowboy of the past who a metal rose emblem and snap
the road, such as pebbles and shield, which are also great utilized his saddle bags to closure on the front pocket.

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the bell rings their ghosts will will live forever on the road
Though it sounds a bit mor- return, if only for a moment. where it belongs. The grem-
bid, it is always good to have You will one day take that lins might never come for

Bells for a reminder as to what could

happen if you fail to observe
bell from the bike, scrub it
clean, and if you ever tire of
you, and you might observe
all the safety precautions, but

certain safety procedures on doing so, simply remember the road takes everyone when
the road, and how easily it why you're doing it. After all, their time comes, and those

could all turn against you. someday the bell may be ring- who are left will always re-
These gremlin bells for mo- ing for you, and your memory member.
torcycles are available in a
number of different styles
By Lynn Porter whether you choose to utilize
one with an actual gremlin
imprint or perhaps a more
themed bell.
Though the story behind the
gremlin bells for motorcycles
is a bit strange, their actual The themed bells have
purpose is a somber one. varying purposes, one
As everyone knows, bik- of which is the 9-11
ing is a dangerous bell inscribed with
hobby, and for many "We Will Never
it is a lifestyle. Forget." This is
Those who spend a bell that
their lives on the can provoke
road will more than an emo-
likely go down on tional re-
the road, and this sponse from
horrific eventual- anyone and you
ity could occur can wear it
with a single proudly near
mistake. The grem- the spokes of
lin bells exist to remind bikers your bikes. Other designs
of their brothers and sisters might involve Lady Rose, and
who never left the road again. some could simply show
scenes from the road. When it
comes to gremlin bells for
Now this is a small gesture of motorcycles, you never know
course, but a brass bell is used what you might run across or
for a very specific purpose. what types of bells you might
As you ride your bike, with find to be acceptable for your
your brass bell attached to the bicycle.
wheel, it will over time be-
come dirty which means you
will need to clean it at some There are literally hundreds of
point. As you clean it, the bell different choices that can be
will remind you of its pur- made, and soon enough you
pose, and you will think of will undoubtedly have a great
friends or even family mem- bell, or even a few depending
bers that you have lost on the on your ability to make up
road. your mind. You will drive
along on the open road either
solo or with friends, and as
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Lone Survivor Foundation
Five years ago, Navy SEAL Lone Survivor Foundation is great Texas outdoors, complete ized and targeted physical re-
Marcus Luttrell stared death in dedicated to supporting Ameri- with rehabilitation and wellness covery. There will be a strong
the face in the desolate moun- can wounded warriors and their facilities. The Ranch will have a counseling aspect
tains of Afghanistan as Taliban families. Inspired by Marcus full set of programs to assist interwoven into all activities
soldiers hunted him down. After Luttrell’s Mantra “Never Quit”, Wounded Warriors, Surviving which will include team build-
fighting for his life for five the lost heroes of Operation Red Families, Caregivers and Chil- ing, martial arts, shooting, hunt-
days, he became the lone sur- Wing and the motivation to Pay dren. ing, archery, obstacle
vivor of Operation Redwing. it Forward, the Lone Survivor course.The clinical staff will
Foundation welcomes The vision is to create a safe have training in pain manage-
On June 26, 2010, Marcus Lut- home, empowers and restores and comfortable location for ment, which is an issue
trell and Sharon Henderson wounded warriors and their warriors, and their families to that affects almost all of our
launched the Lone Survivor families. relax and heal; a place to arm wounded warriors, and subse-
Foundation. them with skills that will im- quently their families.
The Lone Survivor Ranch will prove their quality of life.
The Foundation launched on the be an all encompassing ranch If you would like more informa-
5 year anniversary of Operation retreat located on 1,000 plus The ranch will have an on-site tion about Lone Survivor Foun-
Redwing, as a way to honor acres of Texas ranch land. The gym, complete with coaches, dation, please visit
those fallen comrades. The ranch will provide a place of trainers, and the support needed www.lonesurvivorfoundation.org
healing within the setting of the for a fully guided, individual- .

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Temple Swap and Harley in Austin, TX on It will begin on April Wounded Hearts in
Drag April 14th! 15th, 2011 through April the Wind Again Spring
Riders will be escorting 17th, 2011 Rally
April 10, 2011 the AVTT vehicles that This event will be one
Dust off your bike and contain the elements of you're not gonna want The Wounded Hearts in
head to the Dragstrip. the Cost of Freedom to miss! There will be the Wind Again Spring
Only $10 admission and Tribute (replica of Viet- plenty of great field Rally will be held on
no charge to Grudge nam Wall, Gold Dog Tag events going on, along April 16th, 2011
Race. Display of GWOT, 9/11 with a poker run! Be sure Location:
Lots of vendors! Clean display, etc.) to come and take part -Scooter Pete's, Tyler, TX
out your garage and Staging: 1:00pm in this good time! Time:
buy, sell and trade. Departure: 2:00pm to Doors will open at noon. -Opens at 8:00am
Make a little money Camp Mabry Call 361.947.6400 for Events listed:
drag race and just have Escort will be led by the more info -Bike games
a good time. Cowboy Harley H.O.G. We hope to see you all -Fun run
Check out www.texass- Chapter. there! -Bikini bike wash
cooter.com or call All riders welcome. For more information -Military vehicle show
254-687-9066 for more For more information about this event visit -Hot Rod show
info. about this event visit http://thunderriderscc.b -Bike show
http://www.avtt.org ravehost.com/ -Live bands
-Beer garden
-Food vendors
-and much more
American Veterans Admission:
Traveling Tribute - 10th Annual Thunder -$20 per person
Austin Escort Event in April Beach N Bikerfest Mo- -$35 per couple
torcycle Rally -Kids under 12 free
April 15 - April 17, 2011 We hope to see you all
April 14, 2011
The 10th Annual Thun- April 15 - April 17, 2011 there!
Cowboy Harley David-
der in April will be taking The Beach N Bikerfest For more information
son, 10917 South IH 35,
place in Corpus Christi, Motorcycle Rally will about this event visit
Austin, TX
TX take place from April http://scooterpetes.co
Join us at Cowboy
15th, 2011 to April 17th, m
The Rally will be located
in South Padre Island,
Many exciting activities Jaycee Motorcycle
have been planned for Rally & Cookoff - 10th
this years Motorcycle Annual
Rally, for all three days.
The rally this year is sure April 22 - April 24, 2011
to be a good one. We Sweetwater, Texas
hope to see you there! Presented by Sweetwa-
For more information ter J.C.Roosters. Poker
about this event visit run,
http://www.beachnbik- 50/50, raffle, bike show
erfest.com/ & games. Live music,
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Cook off, vendors, free The cost of this event will be held on April 17, 2011 son, AZ on Sunday, April
camping & showers. be $15.00. from your registration at 10, 2011.
Bike 10:00 am till the last bike The activities that will be
registration $20.00 with Some of the entertain- out at noon. occurring at this event
free patch & pin if ment that will be pro- Feel free to come any- include a 50/50 raffle,
pre registered by 4-15- vided will be a 50/50, time after 7:30 am, live music, food, games,
11. Cook-off registration poker run, vendors, and meet the teachers and and much more.
$80.00 w/70% payback, free camping for this kids and have breakfast Registration starts at
calcutta. Come to ride, two day event. that is cooked by the 9:30am.
cook Lions Club. All of the Proceeds to benefit VA
or just come to have a So come on out and Poker Run stops are kid - Hospital patients, Hospi-
good time. Event starts have a good time! free. tality Room for the
12N Fri. 4-22-11. For more information The last bike allowed will Troops at Tucsons Air-
For more information about this event visit be at 3:30 pm at the port, La Colina Nursing
about this event, Please http://www.brother- American Legion Post Facility and various
EMAIL hoodofbikers.com/ 109 at 15921 South other programs
bikerdave.s@gmail.com Houghton Road. A For more information
great party is also going about this event visit
to be held with a live http://www.dava2.club.
8th Annual Ride for band, vendors, food, officelive.com
Easter Run and drink.
the Kids

The Easter Run event will April 17, 2011 If you would like to have
be held on April 23, 2011 1200 West Speedway your event listed in Sun
till April 24, 2011. Tucson, AZ City Biker please email
This wonderful event will The Old Pueblo Riders' Ride for Freedom details to:
be located at Ranch 8th Annual Ride for the The Ride for Freedom events@suncitybiker.com
Road 2838 Mexia, TX Kids for the School of will be taking place at
76667. the Deaf and Blind will 3455 S. Wilmot, in Tuc-

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Driver: Cecil Jones

Bike: 2008 Big Dog

K-9 Chopper Soft Tail

Engine: 117 c.i. V-Twin

Lounge by the pool, sizzle steaks on the grill, it’s getting someone, walking up, asking about the bike when I’m
gassing up.” How can you miss it? With out a doubt, this is
warmer, time for some fun in the sun. For you street warriors, eye candy to any bike lover out there.
it’s time to get your two-wheeled works of art out of storage.
You and your machine are far over due for some cruising. It’s
time to let the big dogs out! Cecil Jones, a long 20+ year rider, and Vietnam Veteran, en-
joys the open road whether is riding with his buddies or rid-
ing alone. His lime green Big Dog is a fun, powerful, bike to
Here’s a glimpse at Cecil Jones’s 2008 Big Dog K-9 Chopper ride. Like many others out there Jones comments of, “how
Soft tail. A “Big Dog” for sure measuring 9-feet long, this is blessed we are in the U.S. of A.” Without Cecil Jones and
one smooth looking ride. The design is what lured Jones to many others sacrificing their lives to make our Country what
purchasing this lime green monster. With an OHV 45 degree it is today, makes you realize how lucky we are to enjoy the
V-Twin, 117 c.i. engine and a 6-Speed BDM Balance Drive, great outdoors.
this is one bad chopper. When speaking to Jones he said,
“This is one good conversation starter… there is always So to all SCB readers, ride with pride!

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Baja Motorsports recalls minibikes
Minibikes sold at Pepboys below, today announced a “goose neck” (where the
are currently being recalled voluntary recall of the fol- Units: About 4,300 handle bars meet the body of
due to a fire hazard. lowing consumer product. the bike).
Consumers should stop using Importer: Baja Inc., d/b/a
From a recall notice issued recalled products immedi- Baja Motorsports, of Ander- Sold at: Pep Boys stores na-
by the Consumer Product ately unless otherwise in- son, S.C. tionwide from December
Safety Commission... structed. It is illegal to resell 2010 through January 2011
or attempt to resell a recalled for between $550 and $650.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - consumer product. Hazard: Fuel can leak from
the fuel tank, posing a fire Manufactured in: China
The U.S. Consumer Product and burn hazard to con-
Safety Commission, in coop- Name of Product: Dirt sumers.
eration with the firm named Bikes Remedy: Consumers should
immediately stop using the
Incidents/Injuries: The firm recalled dirt bikes and con-
has received six reports of tact Baja Motorsports to
fires from fuel leakage in- schedule a free repair.
cluding one report of minor
burns to a consumer’s legs.
Consumer Contact: For ad-
Description: This recall in- ditional information, contact
volves all model DR50 and Baja Motorsports toll-free at
DR70 Baja dirt bikes with (888) 863-2252 between 10
VIN numbers beginning with a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday
“L98.” The model number through Friday or visit the
and VIN are located on the firm’s website at www.ba-
product data plate, which is jamotorsports.com
located on the side of the

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