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Coolbeth returns with Harley-Davidson Factory Team

MILWAUKEE (April 14, 2010) - The Screamin’ Eagle® Harley-Davidson® Factory Team will contest the 2010 AMA Grand National series with three-time Grand National Twins champion Kenny Coolbeth riding the team’s Harley-Davidson XR-750 motorcycle.

Coolbeth and the Harley-Davidson Factory Team will be racing together for a fourth Grand National Championship in 2010. Winners of three consecutive championships (2006-2008), the team placed second in the Grand National Twins series in 2009.

Also returning for the 2010 season with the Harley-Davidson Factory Team are veteran technician Craig Lager and team engineer Brad Bishop.

The new season will see some significant changes in the Grand National series. After racing just nine times in 2009, the Grand National Twins motorcycles will line up for 13 events in 2010, including stops at six new venues: Yavapai Downs in Prescott Valley, Ariz.; Gas City I-96 Speedway in Gas City, Ind.; The Red Mile at Lexington, Ky.; Calistoga Fairgrounds in Calistoga, Calif.; Canterbury Park near Minneapolis, Minn.; and Knoxville Speedway in Knoxville, Iowa. For the first time since 2005, the Grand National Championship will combine points earned at separate events for twin-cylinder and single-cylinder motorcycles. The Grand National Singles will race eight times on short-track oval and TT courses, while the Grand National Twins compete on half-mile and mile ovals. The entire schedule includes 21 events. Because Harley-Davidson does not manufacture a single-cylinder motorcycle model, the Harley-Davidson Factory Team will race only at Grand National Twins events.

“I’m glad the season will include more races,” said Coolbeth. “Last year the season was so short that if you had a bad night, or got injured like I did, it had a huge impact on your chances of winning the championship. You felt like you had to finish on the podium in every race, even if the bike wasn’t working well. So then maybe you push it a little too hard. We are also looking forward to racing at these new venues, and putting the thrill of Grand National racing on the Harley XR-750 in front of new fans.”

The Harley-Davidson XR-750 has been the dominant motorcycle in the Grand National Twins class for a generation, but with the new season comes new rules. For 2010 a rule change will require all teams racing an XR-750 to use a new 32mm intake restrictor plate, which is slightly smaller than the 33mm restrictor used in recent seasons. This will negatively affect power output and response, according to Coolbeth.

“We tested with the new restrictor, and I could feel it a little bit,” said Coolbeth. “I think I’ll notice it most on cushion tracks, like Lima and Beulah Park, where you want power instantly. Now the bike is a little less responsive. But I think the other brands that are racing in Grand National Twins are already making plenty of power. Our advantage is in handling and set-up, because we’ve got so much experience with the XR-750 package.”

The Harley-Davidson Factory Team will open the 2010 season at Yavapai Downs in Prescott, Ariz., on May 1.

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The Screamin' Eagle Flat Track team is sponsored by Matco Tools.


Biker clubhouse demolition a 'Hell' of a job - Daily Commercial News - Sometimes a demolition is more than just a demolition. Case-in-point: a residence located at 487 Ortono Avenue in Oshawa, near Wilson Road South, within sight of Highway 401, razed on March 30 of this year.
Over the years, the building has been invested with different meaning by different parties.
The building had served as a motorcycle clubhouse for almost 25 years. It was originally owned by members of the Satan’s Choice motorcycle club and then became the property of the Oshawa Hells Angels.
For Priestly Demolition Inc. of Aurora, the contract was a small one — a $19,000 residential demolition and cleanup.
“It was nothing special to us,” says John Phillips, vice-president of operations with Priestly.
“It doesn’t make any difference to us if the front door says Hells Angels or Girl Guides. The Ministry of the Attorney General asked us for a quote a year ago and recently asked us to get the job done quickly to finish the contract before their financial year-end, which is March 31.”
Phillips says the first day on the job was unusual only because of community interest. “We had the press, 30 police cars and a police helicopter overhead,” he says.
Police officers were among the onlookers when a former Hells Angels clubhouse in Oshawa, Ont. was demolished on March 30. A crowd of civilians, as well as a helicopter, were also there to observe the demo job by Priestly Demolition of Aurora, Ont.
For members of the Durham Regional Police Service who observed the demolition, the building stood as a symbol of defiance to authority.
“This really is a symbol of criminal activity and organized crime, basically snubbing their nose at the community and saying ‘we’re here and we’re not going anywhere and you can’t make us go anywhere,’ and now they’re gone,” Durham Regional Police Service Chief Mike Ewles told Oshawa This Week.
For Oshawa Mayor John Gray, the razing of the clubhouse was an answer to his long-standing request to have the structure demolished.
Some citizens of Oshawa said they were relieved to see the house torn down, while residents of a house next door told local media that the owners had been good neighbours.
For the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, the demolition represented the success of the province’s Civil Remedies Act.
The property was seized by the Province in 2006 under the Act. A civil court order was obtained on September 26, 2006, to temporarily take control of the property that was, according to the Ministry “among other things, allegedly used to sell alcohol illegally.”
The Act allows the province to seize such properties and assets, and if allegations are proved, to dispose of them and then to distribute the proceeds to victims of crime, or to fund law enforcement activities.
In an order written by Ontario Superior Court Justice Donald Ferguson on September 2, 2008, the property was forfeited to the Crown “... as an instrument of unlawful activity, it being a Hells Angels Motorcycle Club clubhouse.”
Why was the house demolished, and not simply sold as-is?
“Biker clubhouses often have fortifications and are built in a manner not consistent with the building code or city by-laws,” says Brendan Crawley, a spokesperson for the Attorney General’s office. “Demolition of clubhouses and disposition of the vacant land occurs when the cost of remediation outweighs the possible return, where there are safety concerns, or where it’s deemed in the public interest to do so.”
In the presentation of its case, the Crown alleged that the building was “... fortified to deter and slow the entry of police during the execution of search warrants.”
“The front door and frame was made of heavy steel plate, like the hull of a ship,” says Dave Selby, a spokesperson for the Durham Regional Police.
Photos of the property show that a small window in the building’s front door was also reinforced with steel rebar and that the front of the property was surrounded by a chain-link fence.
Was it a clubhouse, or a fortress that was being razed? Even on simple questions like this, observations differ.
Priestly Demolition’s Phillips notes that the perimeter of the back yard was surrounded by a plate steel fence. “The house had a heavy steel door,” he says. “Other than that it was just a house.”
Rick Ciarniello, a spokesperson for the Hells Angels in Vancouver, says that member clubhouses are often fortified to some degree for the sake of privacy.
“Hells Angels’ clubhouses usually have fences and security cameras,” he says. “Typically, not more than businesses and some private homes.
“The purpose of these ‘fortifications’ is to keep out the curious and unwanted intruders, some of (whom) make ridiculous and outrageous requests of us. We are, for the most part, private people and would like to be left alone. Law enforcement would have the public believe these clubhouse ‘security measures’ are there to keep them out. Law enforcement can enter Hells Angels’ clubhouses with a piece of paper. It is called a search warrant.
“All they need is a ‘legal’ reason to enter and we will open the doors to them.” 


Lake Ozark man escapes motorcycle accident with moderate injury - Lake Expo - LAURIE, Mo. - A Lake Ozark man cruising on a motorcycle down Main Street in Laurie, Mo., was hit head-on by a car Thursday.
James Upton, 38, of Lake Ozark, Mo., was riding a 2005 Victory motorcycle northbound on Highway 5 at approximately 11 a.m., April 15, when the motorcycle was hit head-on by a southbound 2009 Chevy Equinox veering left to turn into the former Dairy Queen parking lot at 151 South Main Street.
Upton was wearing a helmet. Laurie Police Chief Jesse Calvin assessed Upton’s injuries as moderate. Cam-MO Ambulance responded within minutes to transport Upton to Lake Regional Hospital for treatment.
Calvin did not report any injuries to the driver of the Equinox, J.T. Kirkpatrick, 82, of Laurie, Mo.


Woburn man dies in motorcycle crash - Woburn Advocate - Woburn, MA — A Woburn man has died from a motorcycle crash on Route 93 last night.
Joseph McInnis, 22, was traveling on his 2006 Honda CBR 600 motorcycle just north of Route 495 about 10:30 p.m. when he lost control and crashed before coming to rest in the median, State Police said.
He was taken by ambulance to Lawrence General Hospital where he was pronounced dead. 
The crash remains under investigation with the assistance of the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section. The Andover Police and Fire Departments assisted troopers at the scene.


Nyack man killed in Route 9W motorcycle crash - The Journal News | LoHud.com - UPPER NYACK — A 24-year-old Nyack man was killed Thursday after he fell from his motorcycle while traveling on Route 9W between Christian Herald Road and Lake Road, police said.
The motorcyclist, identified as Dustin Murphy, originally from New City, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred shortly before 5 p.m., police said.
Murphy was reported to have been wearing a helmet , but exactly what transpired during the crash and how it may have happened remained unclear, Clarkstown police Sgt. Nicholas Lafasciano said Thursday night.
He said an accident investigation team was still at the scene.
"As of this time our officers are still out there and will be following up to determine what the cause of the accident was," he said.
What is known, said police, is that Murphy fell while traveling north on Route 9W.
The bike then continued forward without him, crashing into an oncoming car traveling south but causing no additional injuries.
Rockland Paramedic Services and the Congers-Valley Cottage Volunteer Ambulance Corps responded to the scene, said police.
Route 9W was closed in both directions throughout rush hour to allow for the police investigation, said Lafasciano, who added that police hoped to have the road reopened by 11 p.m.
Police said motorists experienced minor traffic delays during the closing and were directed to Christian Herald Road and Lake Road.


A POLICE investigation is underway after a couple died in a motorcycle crash  - Driffield Today - A POLICE investigation is underway after a couple died in a motorcycle crash near Driffield.
Pam Leetham and Andrew Pafnoutiou, both 33, had been riding their black Suzuki bike on the A614 when they were involved in a collision with a tractor and trailer.
The crash happened at 2.35pm last Thursday about a mile outside of the village of Middleton-on-the Wolds towards Goole.
The rider, Mr Pafnoutiou, and pillion passenger Miss Leetham, who are believed to have recently moved to Goole, died at the scene.
The tractor driver, a 27-year-old Lincolnshire man suffered shock.
The A614 was closed at Middleton for several hours and traffic diverted.
A police spokesperson said the investigation is ongoing and they are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone who saw the vehicles prior to the collision is asked to contact Humberside Police on 0845 60 60 222 quoting log number 359 of 08/04/2010.
Police divert traffic away from the A614 at Middleton shortly after the double fatal crash
Diversions put in place after the crash caused tail-backs through the village


Motorcyclist in I-93 crash dies - Eagle Tribune - ANDOVER — A 22-year-old Woburn man died last night after crashing his motorcycle on Interstate 93 north.
Joseph McInnis lost control of his 2006 Honda CBR600 and crashed into the median strip just north of Interstate 495 about 10:30 Wednesday night.
State police initially planned to block traffic in both directions on I-93 to allow for a medical helicopter to land. McInnis was rushed to Lawrence General Hospital by ambulance after the flight was canceled. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Andover police and fire crews assisted at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation with the assistance of the state police collision analysis and reconstruction section and the state police crime scene services section.


Denton man, 53, is killed in wreck - Winston-Salem Journal - DENTON - A Denton man was killed yesterday morning when his motorcycle ran off Parks Road and hit a mailbox, a fence and a driveway culvert, authorities said yesterday.
Mark Edward Thompson, 53, of 462 Flat Swamp Lake Road was pronounced dead at Lexington Memorial Hospital, said Trooper Mark Leonard of the N.C Highway Patrol.
Thompson was the owner of Whitley's Restaurant in Lexington.
Thompson's motorcycle drifted left of center on Parks Road about 9:30, then ran off the road, Leonard said.
Thompson was knocked off the motorcycle and landed in the driveway.
He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead about 40 minutes later, Leonard said. Speed and alcohol were not factors in the accident, authorities said.
"We don't have any idea why he ran off the road to the left," Leonard said.


Dallas Man dies in motorcycle accident - WiredPRNews.com (press release) - A man died Thursday in a motorcycle accident on a freeway in Dallas. As reported by MYFOXDFW.com, 31 year-old Brian Bellow lost control while riding on I-35 (Stemmons Freeway) and struck a guardrail causing him to flip over the structure along with the motorcycle. He reportedly died at the scene.
As noted in the report, Bellow was traveling with a friend, whom he had ridden ahead of prior to the accident. The friend reportedly did not see the crash, but made a u-turn after not seeing Bellow after passing several vehicles. Dallas Police Lt. Jimmy Vaughan is quoted in the report as stating of the occurence, “They caught his attention, that’s why he came back… That’s when he discovered his buddy in the ditch here.”


Memorable Motorcycle: Yamaha SRX - MotorcycleUSA.com - The Yamaha SRX generates an ardent passion amongst its fans. Listen to a group of SRX owners and you could be forgiven for thinking that every third bike sold in the 1980s was an SRX: it wasn’t! That Yamaha’s big Single remains a minority interest is proof positive that Yamaha made the same mistake as many other manufacturers: they came unstuck by following the demands of vociferous customers - who then didn’t buy the bike they had been so stridently demanding.
Throughout the 1980s there was a consistent call for a true, classic, big Single - a bike drawn directly from the same gene pool which spawned the BSA Gold Star and the Velocette Venom. The arguments for the sporting Single are strong and persuasive. With a wafer-thin engine, the Single concentrates all its mass immediately down the center line of the bike and provides the most elegant and graceful of riding experiences.
Yamaha had already had one stab at the exercise, with the desperately flaccid and dull SR500 - the sort of bike Trainee Accountants would ride on their way to a seminar on tax allowances for worm breeders in Social Priority Areas. The SR had middle-aged styling, didn’t go, didn’t stop and had soggy handling which reduced it to the role of a Sunday afternoon potterer - or worse still, “sensible motorcycling.” The SRX was intended to be a completely different beast.
When launched in 1985, the bike was completely new in the sense that it bore little, or no, relation to the earlier SRs. For a start, the engine was sourced from the proven XT600E. This was, and is, an excellent motor with foolproof starting, a sweet six-speed gearbox, light clutch and willing power. In the XT/SRX trim it was also lightly stressed since basically the same power unit was used in the TT600 enduro bike and had a good reputation for longevity even when hammered off road. It was, after all, a successful Paris-Dakar race engine.
Memorable Motorcycle: Yamaha SRX
Yamaha decided to go for the twin-shocks in the rear as opposed to their trademarked monoshock for its SRX.
The chassis was new too and, depending on which side of the fence you stood, it was either inspired by Yamaha’s TZ race bikes or the British designed and built Seeley Suzuki. Either way, it was a neat piece of engineering which enveloped the motor so tightly that the bottom frame rails had to be made detachable.
Other bits of the first bikes were the result of raids on Yamaha’s parts’ bins. The front forks and brakes were lifted straight from the YPVS 2-strokes and the electrics were common to many of Yamaha’s bikes at the time.
Strangely, since Yamaha actually pioneered single shock suspension with their YZ motocross machines, the SRX was a twin-shocker - with a swingarm which owes more than a nod to a Seeley.
If you like big Singles, there is no question that the SRX is stunningly beautiful: not simply attractive but a pure work of art. The petrol tank looks as if someone has poured liquid plastic over the bike as it curves its way sensuously round the frame. Neat touches abound everywhere. Being a dry sump engine, the oil tank is separate and fabricated from alloy. The clip-ons are neat and precise and the instruments cafe racer-ish in a way which is completely authentic. In short, Yamaha got the SRX completely right.
Memorable Motorcycle: Yamaha SRX
The Yamaha SRX still delivers real world performance fit for a modern roads and traffic.
The riding experience is as good as the bike’s looks. There is something utterly addictive about the thump of the huge, 96mm, high-compression piston banging away in the heart of the metal horse. Nothing else can match the Single in the spine-tingling emotion stakes. With the standard silencer replaced by something more fruity, the SRX is a Manx Norton or Matchless G50 with lights. As the single overhead cam, 608cc, four-valve engine sucks in lungs full of air and exhales them with window-rattling enthusiasm, it’s back to real GP road racing in the ‘60s. Where’s my pudding basin helmet and black leathers?
The six-speed gearbox is sweet, the clutch light and the motor bursts into life with one half-hearted prod of the kick-start. The only thing it doesn’t do like a British classic, is leak oil.
The frame too is every bit a classic. Equipped with modern tires, the handling is excellent with all the neutral predictability and stability of my Seeley Suzuki race bike. Put one of the “Continental Circus” stars of the ‘60s on the SRX and it would have won GPs.
Memorable Motorcycle: Yamaha SRX
While it may not win any drag races, the Yamaha SRX will get you down the road in a hurry while returning great fuel mileage.
The SRX is also a thoroughly practical motorcycle. The four-valve head is equipped with twin carburetors and this gives an effortless, fuss free performance on the road. There is none of the hesitation of a sporting big Single from low revs. Instead, the SRX just gets on with the job all the way from 2000rpm to around 5500rpm, when vibration begins to make itself felt. Peak power, a genuine 33 hp at the back wheel, comes at 5500rpm and maximum torque a thousand revs lower.
Despite the apparent lack of horsepower, on paper at least, a standard SRX will cruise effortlessly at 75 mph and will just about crack the magic “ton” - all while sipping petrol at a miserly 80mpg. This performance, and frugal petrol consumption, makes the SRX a very pleasant, if unusual, classic touring bike.
Unlike classic British bikes, it has excellent lights and the inevitable vibration which comes with any big Single is never intrusive. The only modification to watch for is that the thinner saddle, fitted to all Japanese market imports, needs replacing by the inch thicker, American-spec design so that the riding position is not too cramped. Otherwise, the SRX is a bike which will handle 300-mile trips in a relaxed classic style - and still have the reserves of power, handling and braking required to deal with modern traffic.
Memorable Motorcycle: Yamaha SRX
The SRX may have been what buyers demanded, but they didn't actually buy the bike. The Yamaha a disappointment on showroom floors.
So, in summary, Yamaha built an outstandingly clever motorcycle which exceeded its performance brief in every respect - and looked the part too. A bike which is completely faithful to its original concept, meets the customers’ demands and works to perfection must clearly be a guaranteed success? Well, no.
First, Yamaha tried a re-vamp of the bike by introducing a modernized front end with a single disc and a 17-inch front wheel. In some ways, this was a retrograde step, because the original SRX had completely neutral, and very stable, handling. The 17-inch front gave quicker but slightly more nervous handling, more suited to sporting riding.
All the twin shock SRXs suffer from the myth that they are hard to start - and myth it is. An SRX will fire-up first kick, hot or cold - even after a six-month lay up. None of this meant anything to riders brought up on electric buttons: kick-starters were simply intimidating. 


AMA Pro Racing Announces Expanded Race Purse for AMA Pro National Guard American SuperBike

DAYTONA BEACH, FL (April 14, 2010) - AMA Pro Racing officials announced today that they have expanded the purse available in the premier AMA Pro National Guard American SuperBike series events beginning at this weekend's Suzuki SuperBike Challenge at Road Atlanta and continuing through the remainder of the 2010 season, which concludes in September at Barber Motorsports Park.  


The expanded prize money payouts in AMA Pro American SuperBike now extend all the way down to 20th place, which is an addition of five additional positions over the previous prize money structure.
 
"The total weekend AMA Pro Racing prize money available in all three classes is $67,500.00 and the added purse money in AMA Pro National Guard American SuperBike should help our loyal teams and riders," said AMA Pro Racing COO, David Atlas. 
 
This latest purse structure now has AMA Pro National Guard American SuperBike and AMA Pro Daytona SportBike presented by AMSOIL series both paying down to 20th position. Each race pays $2500.00 to win, $1,500.00 for second, $1,000.00 for third, $750.00 for fourth through tenth and $500.00 for 11th through 20th places. This is for each of the standard two races per weekend format per class so a double win is worth $5000.00. The Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca event will only feature single races in each class.
 
All three AMA Pro Road Racing classes will be racing at Road Atlanta this weekend, visit www.roadatlanta.comfor schedule and ticket information. 
 
Flag-to-flag coverage of every AMA Pro National Guard American SuperBike and AMA Pro Daytona SportBike presented by AMSOIL race can be seen in same-weekend broadcasts on SPEED TV, consult your local listings for broadcast times.
 
AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at
www.amaproracing.com.
 


AMA Pro Road Racing Competitor Bulletin #2010-10, regarding the revised purse structure for the 2010 Season, has been posted to the AMA Pro Racing Competition Section. A direct link to the file follows:

 

Jury convicts Creel of lying to agent - 2TheAdvocate - A federal jury convicted a Louisiana National Guardsman on Wednesday of lying last year to a federal agent investigating the Bandidos motorcycle gang.
The unanimous verdict in the trial of 1st Sgt. William “Benny’’ Creel of Franklinton came after the 11 women and one man on the jury reported at 4 p.m. they were “hopelessly deadlocked.”
U.S. District Judge Frank Polozola gave the jury the socalled “dynamite charge,” asking them to deliberate further in order to reach a verdict and spare the expense of a second trial.
Shortly before 5 p.m., the jury delivered its guilty verdict. Creel faces up to five years in prison.
Jurors deliberated for about 12 hours — eight hours on Wednesday and four Tuesday night.
“They obviously deliberated carefully,’’ U.S. Attorney David Dugas said. “I think in the end justice was served.’’
Creel’s attorney, Ralph Whalen Jr. of New Orleans, declined comment after court.
No sentencing date was set for Creel, who was awarded a Bronze Star for valor in Iraq in 2008. He remains free on bond.
Creel, the Louisiana Army National Guard’s statewide antiterrorist program manager, has been on administrative leave.
The 42-year-old Creel was indicted in January on a count of making a false statement to a federal agent pursuing a narcotics and firearms investigation of the Bandidos.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joseph Blackwell and Frederick Menner Jr. claimed during the trial that Creel lied when he told a U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent he was not at a Nov. 11 meeting at the trailer home of Raymond Tullier, an officer of the Bandidos’ Baton Rouge chapter.
Blackwell told jurors Creel’s false statement was intended to interfere with a probe by the ATF and Louisiana State Police into the possibility that Bandidos members were involved in gun and drug trafficking.
Tullier testified Creel warned Bandidos in advance that ATF and State Police undercover agents would be at a Nov. 14 biker rally in Bogalusa.


Fifth annual Jordyn's Ride set for May 8 - Foster's Daily Democrat - ROCHESTER — The fifth annual Jordyn's Ride takes off from the Harley-Davidson Shop off Route 11 on May 8. The rain date is May 9.
Jordyn's Ride was founded in early 2006 in an effort to support the family of Jordyn Boucher, a Brentwood girl battling cancer. Jordyn relapsed in September of 2009 and she is currently at St. Jude Medical Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
The ride is also in memory of Jordyn's uncle, Joe Chalifour, who founded Jordyn's Ride and was killed in a motorcycle accident.
The ride begins at 10 a.m. and entails an 80-mile loop through the Lakes Region. There will be a cookout at the end back at the shop.
Riders can preregister by e-mailing Register@JordynsRide.com  or visit the shop at 7 Crane Drive. Cash is accepted and checks needs to be made out to Jordyn's Hope Fund. The first 20 riders to preregister will get a free Jordyn's Ride T-shirt. Otherwise registration begins at 8 a.m. with free coffee and doughnuts. 


Accident claims 22-year-old - Jackson Clarion Ledger - A 22-year-old Crystal Springs man was killed Wednesday morning after he lost control of his motorcycle on I-55 near the Gallman exit.
Brandon Michael Yancey, 22, who had moved to Mississippi from Alabama recently, died eight days before his 23rd birthday.
The accident occurred around 6 a.m, said Jon Kalahar, spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety.
Yancey died at the scene, said Trooper Steven Barber.
The accident occurred at a road construction site, where a resurfaced lane was about 2 1/2 inches higher than the other lane, Kalahar said.


Motorcyclist dies in crash - St. Louis Post-Dispatch - George W. Rollins, 29, of Fredericktown, died Wednesday afternoon in a motorcycle crash on northbound U.S. Highway 67 near Highway 110, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol.
Rollins was cut off by another vehicle, causing his motorcycle to leave the roadway, according to the Highway Patrol.
The motorcycle skidded and struck a cable barrier. Rollins was pronounced dead at the scene of the 4:30 p.m. crash near Olympian Village. 


Hampton man injured in Highway 65 accident - Mason City Globe Gazette - HAMPTON — A Hampton man was injured Wednesday when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a pick-up truck on Highway 65 just north Hampton.
Injuries suffered by Raymond Baltes, 48, were being evaluated Wednesday night at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa, according to a hospital spokesman. The crash occurred at 7:05 p.m.
According to the Iowa State Patrol, Baltes was northbound on his 2000 Kawasaki motorcycle when a truck driven by Howard Thies, 61, Hampton, pulled onto the highway from 170th Street and into the path of the motorcycle.
The State Patrol said Thies failed to yield from a stop sign.
The motorcycle hit the pick-up on the passenger door.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department and the Hampton Police Department assisted at the scene


DeKalb teen dies in motorcycle accident - Dekalb Daily Chronicle - Kevin Gibson loved to make people laugh.
“He was one of the funniest kids around,” Janet Gibson said about her son. “He was always telling jokes. He had the best sense of humor, he made everybody laugh. Everybody that met him liked him.”
Kevin Gibson, 18, of DeKalb, died shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. About 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, he was driving west on Route 71 on a motorcycle near Starved Rock State Park when he rounded a curve in the road and ran off the roadway, according to the Illinois State Police. The motorcycle slid through a ditch and the back tire hit a sign post. The motorcycle continued to slide through trees, and Gibson was thrown from the vehicle, according to a news release from the ISP.
Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll told the La Salle News Tribune that an inquest would be scheduled at a later date and that she was told Gibson was wearing a helmet. A witness to the accident said Gibson had passed him shortly before the crash and estimated that Gibson was traveling about 65 to 70 mph, according to the news release.
Drew Whitfield, principal of the high school at Cornerstone Christian Academy in Sycamore, said Gibson was finishing his senior year at the school. He described Kevin as a smart student who was involved in athletic programs, including soccer, as well as with the Illinois Army National Guard.
After being notified Tuesday afternoon of the accident by Kevin’s father, Whitfield went to the juniors and seniors at Cornerstone and spent about 20 minutes in prayer with them. He then drove to Peoria with two of Kevin’s close friends to be with the Gibson family.
Counseling was available Wednesday at Cornerstone Christian, Whitfield said.
“We brought the kids together, we talked with them, shared scripture and we prayed,” Whitfield said. “That’s what they did today. We have an open mic and they were able to share what was on their hearts. ... We are suffering the loss of Kevin, but at the same time we rejoice that he is with his lord and savior, Jesus Christ.”
Janet Gibson said her son always has been interested in aspects of the military, and planned to complete his Advanced Individual Training in the National Guard after graduating from high school. He hoped to attend a college that had a Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program, she said. Kevin was in the 135th Chemical Co, 35th Infantry division, based in Machesney Park, according to the press office of the Illinois Army National Guard.
Kevin’s family will be given his diploma at commencement ceremonies later this year, Whitfield said. Janet Gibson said donated tissue from her son will help about 25 recipients.
“We are going to miss Kevin, but we know one day we will be reunited with him,” Whitfield said. “The kids are holding on to that.”


Arrest made in fatal motorcycle accident - Foothills Focus - Phoenix police arrested a 46-year-old man on suspicion of driving under the influence of methamphetamine in the March 25 accident in which four people died after his dump truck rear-ended a group of motorcyclists stopped at a red light.
Michael Jakscht was booked at Maricopa County Fourth Avenue Jail April 6 on four counts of manslaughter, five counts of aggravated assault and seven counts of endangerment.
The collision, which took place at Carefree Highway and 27th Avenue, has rallied the motorcycle community, which have conducted rides and ceremonies in honor of their fallen fellow riders.
Three motorcyclists died at the scene: Clyde R. Nachand, 67; Stephen Punch, 52; and Daniel L. Butler, 35. Dayle Downs-Totonchi, 47, died in the hospital after the accident.
Phoenix Fire Capt. Ernie Lizarraga, 52, who was riding with the group, remains in serious condition.
Jakscht was cited by Scottsdale police two weeks prior to the accident for failing to control his speed to avoid a collision at Shea Boulevard and Hayden Road. The police accident report detailed how Jakscht, driving a pickup truck in his name, struck a stopped vehicle.


Motorcycle raffle ride May 8 - Morning Sentinel - SKOWHEGAN -- A motorcycle raffle ride will be held at the Skowhegan Rite Aid May 8 (rain date May 15). The ride will start at 10 a.m. and visit four other Rite Aid locations. There is a $5 entry fee per person and additional raffle tickets will be available.
Raffle prizes will be awarded at 2:30 p.m. at the Skowhegan store. You can preregister at any time at the store or register at 9 a.m. the day of the ride. Proceeds will benefit the Children's Miracle Network.


Motorcyclist crashes into ditch - Post-Bulletin - An Iowa man apparently lost control of his motorcycle Tuesday afternoon and crashed into a ditch near a northeast Austin residence, just north of Interstate 90.
Police responded about 1:50 p.m. to the 1000 block of 21st Street Northeast, where 52-year-old Richard Lewis had crashed near a home's driveway, Lt. John Mueller said.
Lewis, of Riceville, said he crossed over I-90 heading north when he lost control, causing the motorcycle to enter the west ditch of 21st Street, Mueller said. His motorcycle then traveled about 150 feet before crashing.
Lewis, who was wearing a helmet, appeared confused at the scene and complained of minor pain, Mueller said. He was driven by another person to Austin Medical Center for evaluation.


Teddy Bear Run scheduled to help prevent child abuse - Evening Observer - The Center for Family Unity, a non-profit child abuse prevention and family strengthening agency, has announced it will be sponsoring the Teddy Bear Motorcycle Dice Run to prevent child abuse on Saturday, April 24 as the kick-off celebration of their 20th Anniversary.
The activities will start with registration at Harley-Davidson of Jamestown where free coffee and donuts will be available. The scenic route will take riders along beautiful country roads and will include stops at the Center's office on Route 219 in Salamanca as well as Alcas Corporation on East State Street in Olean. At the run's destination, Moonwinks Restaurant in Cuba, riders will be able to enjoy a barbecue chicken dinner while waiting for the announcement of prizes for highest roll, lowest roll and closest to the middle roll. Prizes include donations from Holiday Inn Express in Salamanca, The Weast Agency and Cattaraugus County Bank.
Live music and raffles will also be part of the festivities at Moonwinks, and all proceeds from the event will be used to support child abuse prevention programming across the three-county area.
Registration for riders and passengers will begin at 9 a.m. at the Harley-Davidson Store in Falconer; however, pre-registration is recommended. Cost for the ride is $20 per rider and $10 per passenger. Free T-shirts will be given to the first 100 registrants. Participants will also be able to purchase the chicken barbecue dinner at Moonwinks for $10 (pre-purchase is suggested and can be done at time of registration). Free coffee, water and healthy snacks will be available at all stops. Potential participants are encouraged to call the center's toll free number 1-877-206-5295 for registration forms or for more information regarding the route.
The Center for Family Unity, a non-profit child abuse prevention and family strengthening agency, works with more than 500 families each year across Cattaraugus, Allegany and Chautauqua counties in an effort to provide education and awareness to all families. The center was founded in 1990, serves as the Lake Erie District Exchange Club Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, and is a Cattaraugus County United Way funded agency.
The center has been providing parenting education and family strengthening services to families for twenty years through home visitation services, supervised visitation services, family group conferencing, classroom programming and other prevention and intervention programs. The Center currently has offices in Salamanca and Jamestown.


Biker hurt; cell phone blamed - Chattanooga Times Free Press - A driver using a cell phone caused a wreck Wednesday that sent a man to the hospital with severe head injuries, police said.
Marcus W. Black, 32, was riding his motorcycle on U.S. Highway 27 when an unidentified driver on a cell phone suddenly switched lanes, causing traffic to come to a stop, police said.
Mr. Black's motorcycle slid out of control and struck a 2009 Saturn, police spokeswoman Lt. Kim Noorbergen said. He was taken to Erlanger hospital, she said.
As of Wednesday night, Mr. Black was in the intensive care unit, an Erlanger spokeswoman said.
The cell phone user apparently continued driving after creating several collisions, and it's unclear whether the driver was talking or texting on the phone, Lt. Noorbergen said. No charges will be filed in connection with Mr. Black's injuries, she said.
State Sen. Jim Tracy, R-Shelbyville, groaned when he learned of Wednesday's wreck. He said he was proud of sponsoring a 2009 law that made text messaging while driving illegal in Tennessee, but he's afraid that cell phone technology will prevent an effective expansion of the law.
"It's going to be tough to enforce no matter what you do," he said.
The less visible the device, the more difficult to detect, he said, and hands-free phones and "whatever else is coming" from the wireless communication industry will not improve the situation.
Sen. Tracy encouraged drivers to make an effort to avoid anything that diverts concentration away from the steering wheel.
"Whether you're playing with the radio or talking to your girlfriend or eating or whatever -- your mind's on other things," he said. "You've got to concentrate, not run a red light or a stop sign."
TENNESSEE LAW
In Tennessee, it is illegal to text message and drive at the same time. Violators could face a fine of $50 if caught sending or receiving text messages while driving. No law prohibits drivers from talking on their cell phones.


Man Involved In Deadly Motorcycle On Loop 375 ID'd - KFOX El Paso - EL PASO, Texas -- Sheriff’s investigators are at the scene of a deadly crash Wednesday morning.
The accident happened on Loop 375 near Railroad Drive. Investigators said 28-year-old Marco Antonio Saavedra Jr. lost control of the red and black Yamaha motorcycle he was driving and plowed into a fence near the desert.
Saavedra was wearing a helmet. It is unknown what time the accident happened, but officials believe it occurred overnight. A motorist found the Saavedra's body around 6:45 a.m.
Northbound lanes on Loop 375 at Spur 601 have been shut down. Traffic is backed up through Montana Avenue. Officials expect to have roads opened around 11:30 a.m.
Deputies said Saavedra was a northeast El Paso resident.
Investigators believe speed was a factor in the crash .


Jack Daniel's gives away Harley Davidson - The Shout - Peter Savic was the lucky recipient of a fully branded Jack Daniel's Harley Davidson Iron Motorcycle after winning a promotion held by Brown-Forman at Star City Casino.
The draw ran for six weeks with the winner drawn by Brown-Forman MD, Mashall Farrer, on Easter Sunday night and the winner collecting his prize from Brown-Forman NSW state manager, Peter Cramer, and field sales manager, Ben Koetsier, yesterday afternoon (Apr 13).

 

 

 


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Va. contractor gets 38 months for soliciting Pagan muscle - Charleston Gazette - CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- An electrical contractor from Northern Virginia who asked the national vice president of the Pagans Motorcycle Club to help him collect five-figure business debts was sentenced Tuesday to more than three years in federal prison.
John N. Maggio, 47, of Alexandria, Va., pleaded guilty to one count of extortion in November. Although he has never been a member of the Pagans, Maggio had known Floyd B. "Jesse" Moore, 64, of St. Albans, the biker club's national vice president, for two decades.
Moore referred Maggio to his personal sergeant-at-arms, who often acted as Moore's enforcer, according to Maggio's plea agreement. However, that man was acting as a confidential informant for the government, and Maggio was caught on tape in November 2008 discussing the use of threats and violence.
Maggio is the first defendant in the Pagans case to be sentenced in federal court. On Tuesday, he called reaching out to the Pagans for muscle as "the worst decision and the biggest mistake of my life."
"I've worked long and hard for the last 20 years to build a respectable business, turning many clients into friends," he said, reading from a typed statement.
At the time, Maggio's business was struggling, and two clients stiffed him for work that had already passed inspection, said his attorney, Michael Fisher.
Maggio provided Moore's enforcer with names, addresses and physical descriptions of the intended victims, one of whom owed Maggio $16,700 and another who owed him $13,000, according to court records.
During the conversation, which was recorded, Maggio said he didn't care how badly his debtors were injured.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Steve Loew acknowledged that Maggio has cooperated with the government since he was indicted alongside 54 other members and associates of the Pagans in October 2009. But he disputed Maggio's characterization of the incident as a lapse in judgment, calling it instead a serious crime.
"It wasn't a mistake, it wasn't an accident. It was several intentional acts," Loew said. "The potential for violence in a case like this is so extreme."
U.S. District Judge Thomas E. Johnston said that one of the intended victims, neither of whom was actually harmed, could have been seriously hurt or killed if Moore's enforcer hadn't been working as an informant.
He sentenced Maggio to 38 months in prison, and fined him $7,500. The judge ordered U.S. Marshals to take Maggio into custody immediately following the hearing.
As he handed his father his personal effects, Maggio hugged him and told him he was sorry.
Nineteen defendants have entered guilty pleas in federal court to charges that include helping stockpile explosives as part of an ongoing feud with the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club, intimidating other motorcycle clubs and selling drugs.
The trial for the remaining defendants is scheduled to start in early May.


Husband, wife from Oneida killed in motorcycle crash - Utica Observer Dispatch - An Oneida couple has been identified as the two people killed in a motorcycle crash on Fox Road late Tuesday afternoon, state police said.
Leon Jayson, 39, was operating his 2008 Kawasaki motorcycle north on Fox Road with his wife, Sherry Jayson, 37, when the bike crashed into a warning crossing gate at about 5:15 p.m., police said.
The gate was lowered and operational, police said. 
Police said the Jaysons were ejected from the bike and struck a westbound CSX train, and that it does not appear there was any contact between the motorcycle and train. Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene.
The train engineer wasn't aware of the accident and was stopped about 10 miles away in Canastota, where interviews were conducted Tuesday night, troopers said.
CSX spokesman Gary Sease said the empty coal train was 82 cars long and was traveling from Oak Island, New Jersey to Bentonville, Illinois.
Sease did not know how fast the train was traveling, but said most CSX trains are outfitted with a black-box recorder that police would be able to use in their ongoing investigation.
Fox Road resident James Moffitt lives just a few hundred yards from the crossing where the accident occurred, and said trains go by multiple times a day.
But on Tuesday, he said, there was a noise that he didn't recognize.
Moffitt said he went outside to investigate and saw a male victim lying near a motorcycle. He ran inside to call 911, then came back outside and discovered a female victim in a ditch about 30 feet away.
In those moments, he said, he was panicked and “trying to see if everybody, anybody was alright.”
“The worst part is I've known this was going to happen,” he said of the accident. “It's just inevitable. It's almost a daily thing people blowing through the gates.”
While Moffitt said motorists often try to cross the tracks before the trains pass by, this was the first accident that he has seen there.
State police Lt. Troy Little urged other drivers and pedestrians to be careful around train tracks, and said local police typically deal with one or two train fatalities each year.
The accident remains under investigation by the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Accident Reconstruction Unit.
State police were assisted at the scene by the Verona Fire Department, the Oneida County Sheriff's Office and Oneida Nation Police.


Buckcherry Joins ZZ Top at Sturgis - Ultimate MotorCycling - Buckcherry will join ZZ Top for a night of unbelievable rock ‘n' roll on Monday, Aug. 9, to kick off the official start of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
Together, these two bands have more than five decades of world-class performances under their belts. The Buffalo Chip has become known for having the most appreciative audiences in the world. It's a perfect match to open Bike Week, according to Rod Woodruff, campground owner.
With hits like "Crazy Bitch," "Don't Go Away," "Sorry," and "Too Drunk..." Buckcherry is sure to get the Sturgis party started right.


Two in motorcycle crash in fair condition - La Crosse Tribune - Two people remain at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in fair condition after a motorcycle crash west of Ettrick in Trempealeau County late last week.
Driver Randy Domine, 37, and passenger Michelle Crawford, 25, both of Ettrick, were injured Friday night when the motorcycle overturned on Hwy. T, according to the Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Department.
Neither was wearing a helmet, the sheriff’s department said, and alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash.


Motorcyclist killed in Richmond is identified - Richmond Times Dispatch - Richmond police yesterday identified the motorcyclist who was fatally injured in a collision in the city Monday night as John R. Green Jr., 31, of Henrico County.
Police said Green was westbound on East Main Street when he collided with a van at 6:18 p.m.
Police said the van, northbound on North 24th Street, had stopped at a stop sign before proceeding into the Main Street intersection and into the path of the motorcycle.
Green was pronounced dead at VCU Medical Center.
An investigation is continuing. No charges had been filed.


Motorcycle rider killed in Tuesday morning accident - Sherman Denison Herald Democrat - SHERMAN -- Howard Cecil, 45, of Bells was traveling west at 6:55 a.m. Tuesday on State Highway 56 on a 2008 BMW motorcycle when he collided with a Texoma Area Paratransit System bus, driven by Paul Gordon, 73, of Pottsboro and occupied by one passenger. Mr. Cecil was killed in the wreck.
The collision between the two vehicles happened at the T-intersection of SH 56 and the FM 1417 spur, east of the Sherman city limits, which is controlled by an overhead traffic signal flashing yellow for SH 56 traffic. Justice of the Peace James Harris pronounced Mr. Cecil dead at the scene.
According to Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Mark Tackett, the TAPS bus made a left turn from SH 56 to go north on FM 1417, where he was taking the passenger to her destination. Mr. Cecil was already in the intersection. The bus's left front wheel struck the motorcycle and knocked Mr. Cecil several feet away. 
Sherman paramedics checked Gordon and the passenger, neither of whom were injured. TAPS director Brad Underwood said the TAPS bus is considered a total loss. The passenger was transported to her destination.
Underwood said the wreck was the first fatality accident in TAPS' 25 years of existance. TAPS provides transportation in Grayson, Fannin, Cooke, Wise, Montague, and Clay counties.
"Our condolenses are with the (Cecil) family and we are saddened for them. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family," Underwood said.
Underwood said that the TAPS organization is also with Gordon and his family. "He is very shaken up. We are also standing by and comforting him, and we will do everything we can to help him get through this." 


Port Angeles motorcyclist mysteriously crashes off road, dies from injuries - Peninsula Daily - PORT ANGELES -- A Port Angeles motorcyclist died after he suddenly veered off Tumwater Truck Route and was thrown from his motorcycle.
John M. Fullerton, 59, had been riding southbound with a group of other motorcyclists on the truck route -- state Highway 117 -- just south of Marine Drive when the accident occurred about 6 p.m. Sunday, Port Angeles Deputy Chief Brian Smith said Monday.
Summoned by the other riders, Fullerton was found seriously injured by police and medics in a ditch on the west side of the road.
His heavily damaged Harley-Davidson motorcycle lay nearby.
Smith said other motorcyclists told investigators that they did not know why Fullerton left the road and tumbled into the ditch.
He was wearing a helmet. No other vehicles were believed to be involved, Smith said.
"As far as we can tell, there is no external reason outside of the driver that would have caused him to leave the road," Smith said.
"The road does curve there, but it is a long, sweeping curve -- not a sharp curve."
Smith said the cause of the wreck was still under investigation and that police will wait for blood toxicology tests to determine if drugs or alcohol were factors.
Medics attempted to revive Fullerton at the scene. He was taken to Olympic Medical Center, then airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he died.
Fullerton is survived by his wife, Betsy, and a 10-year-old son, Josiah.
Fullerton had retired from the Coast Guard and from Washington Marine Repair in Port Angeles, Mrs. Fullerton said.
"He was a longtime member of the Amigos Motorcycle Club, too," she said.
"He loved fishing, boating and, of course, motorcycles."
Earlier on Sunday he and his friends had gone on a motorcycle poker run to Port Townsend, she said.
"Afterwards he was just hanging out with his friends," she said.
Mrs. Fullerton said that funeral services for her husband had not yet been set.
"We will also want to coordinate with his friends and the motorcycle club for the services," 


Stuebenville Man Dies In Motorcycle Crash - State Journal - Mingo Junction -- A Steubenville man is dead after he crashes his motorcycle into a wall on Saint Clair Avenue in Jefferson County.
According to Ohio Highway Patrol, Brian Hilson, 37, was driving on County Rd. 77, when he attempted to pass two other vehicles and skidded onto the left side of the road and into the wall.
Hilson was ejected from his motorcycle and died at the scene. 


Teen killed in Tipton County motorcycle crash - Memphis Commercial Appeal - A teenage boy was killed near Covington in Tipton County Tuesday morning when he lost control of a motorcycle he was driving and the bike rear-ended an SUV stopped for a turn.
The victim was identified in a Tennessee Highway Patrol report as Jerry B. Yon II, 16. The motorcycle was westbound on Tenn. 59 West at 9:39 a.m. when the fatal collision occurred.
The driver lost control of the motorcycle and both he and the bike skidded on the pavement, the report said. The cycle and rider hit the back of a sports utility vehicle that was stopped while waiting to make a left turn.
After striking the SUV, the motorcycle was knocked into the oncoming lane, striking another vehicle. No one in the SUV or the other vehicle was injured, officers reported.


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GNCC Bike XC1 Series - Round 4 Union, SC
In the XC1 class FMF/KTM riders Cory Buttrick and Nate Kanney started 7th and 9th respectively.

Buttrick suffered a crash on the first lap and lost valuable time and positions. Kanney quickly climbed through the pack moving as high up as 4th before he suffered a crash on the end of the first lap. He had a problem starting his bike from the impact of the crash and started near last at the time of recovery. He charged hard through the dust the remainder of the race and rode up to 9th position. Buttrick played catch up throughout the day as well after his crash. He spent the majority of the race in 7th position, but a last minute charge earned him one more spot as he picked off Barry Hawk with only a mile to go.
 
"I feel like a have the speed and potential to be on the podium each race but I continue to make small mistakes that set me back. I hope to improve at the next round and return to the podium," said Buttrick.
 
Overall Results XC-1 Class
1. Joshua Strang
2. Thaddeus Duvall
3. Paul Whibley
4. Charles Mullins
5. Glenn Kearney
6. Cory Buttrick - KTM
7. Barry Hawk
8. Chris Bach - KTM
9. Nate Kanney - KTM
10. Eric Bailey
 
Adding to the success of the weekend was RPM/KTM rider Maria Forsberg who took an easy win in the Women's class in the morning. Forsberg has won three of the four rounds this season and currently holds the points lead.
 
Overall Results Women's Class
1. Maria Forsberg - KTM
2. Mandi Mastin
3. Leeann Bange
4. Emily Raines
5. Samantha Steiner - KTM
6. Shelby Rouen - KTM
7. Ashley Crouch
8. Nina Cobb
9. Tayler Wright
10. Veronica Mastin - KTM 
 
Next Event: Round 5 - April 24-25, 2010 - Hurricane Mills, TN


Angel has limitations - CKNW News Talk 980 - Another member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club has been granted bail after being charged with two counts of assault causing bodily harm.
Vancouver Police Inspector Brad Desmarais says Juel Ross Stanton's ties to the east end chapter of the Hells Angels are so deep, the VPD felt compelled to issue a public warning against the club, "Historically, Mr. Stanton has used that status every chance he gets as an intimidation tool to terrify citizens in our community. He has clearly brought the Hells Angels Club into play through his repeated reference to being a member. The Club should bear some responsibility for Mr. Stanton's actions."
The 41-year old Stanton has been released on a 75-thousand dollar surety. His 21 bail conditions include orders to stay away from the Club and not display any Hells Angels tattoos or clothing. 


Gang rivalries persist despite tougher laws - ABC Online - South Australia may have the some of the toughest anti-bikie laws in the nation but they have not stopped more violence flaring on the streets of Adelaide.
Bikie gang rivalry was linked to a car bombing in suburban Adelaide earlier in the year.
Now police say they are concerned that a dispute between the Hell's Angels and a street gang known as the New Boys could put more people at risk.
Outside an Adelaide church on Monday, more than 100 members of the Hell's Angels gathered for the funeral of one of their own.
The church at Thebarton in the city's inner west was overflowing and many of the mourners dressed in leather spilled onto the footpath.
They came from across Australia to farewell a key Sydney-based Hell's Angel member, George Petropoulos, who died of a heart attack.
He was also a suspect in the shooting deaths of three Rebel bikies in Adelaide in 1999.
The case against him later collapsed.
The peaceful service was a far cry from gang rivalries unfolding on Adelaide's streets, the latest violence in Hindley Street in the early hours of Monday.
"Chairs being thrown up and down the street, steel bars being produced, chains being sort of whipped around, we're very concerned about that," Acting Detective Superintendent Steve Taylor told a news conference.
The latest trouble erupted between Hell's Angels and the New Boys.
Five members of the Hell's Angels and one of the New Boys are facing charges of affray over the brawl outside a tattoo parlour.
Superintendent Taylor from the Crime Gangs Task Force says another five Hell's Angels and two New Boys members are still being sought.
"I think it's fair to say that tensions between the two clubs have been rising over a period of time and I dare say that this may well not be the end of it but nonetheless, we have a number of strategies in place," he said.
Botched bombing
It is not the first time the groups have clashed.
In February, a New Boys member who owns the tattoo parlour was the intended target of a botched car bombing in Adelaide's northern suburbs.
A Hell's Angel and another man who were sitting in the car were killed by the blast.
South Australia Police Commissioner Mal Hyde denies the problem is beyond police resources.
"No it's not out of control," he said.
"The bikie groups and street gangs play out their differences with violence. That's been part of their behaviour for decades and there are many instances of that.
"Unfortunately sometimes that occurs in public places and we are concerned that members of the public can be caught up in their behaviour, but it's not out of control."
Mr Hyde says South Australia's anti bikie laws, targeting drugs, guns and brawls, are making the streets safer.
But he says a legal process of outlawing groups is taking time.
"Generally the declaration process is taking some time to be resolved. There is matters coming up in the High Court very soon with the challenges to the legislation and it's a process that is taking some time," he conceded.
"The longer it takes of course we're not getting the benefits of that in dealing with these groups."
The Finks motorcycle club is already declared under the South Australian laws and police have set their sights on the Rebels.


Benefit ride planned for police memorial statue - Times Daily - There will be a benefit motorcycle ride Saturday beginning at McFarland Park with proceeds going toward the Florence Police memorial for fallen officers.
Florence Police Lt. Ken Lester said the 68-mile course will loop through scenic back roads of Lauderdale County and return to McFarland Park.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. at shelter 1, with the ride leaving at 10 a.m. with police escort. The cost is $20 per motorcycle.
"All motorcycles are welcome and especially any groups that ride together," Lester said. "There are many groups that do these kind of events on a regular basis and we hope to attract many of them."
After the ride, there will be a hamburger/hotdog lunch on the grounds at McFarland for $5. In addition, there will be ride patches and T-shirts for sale. There will be a drawing at 2 p.m. The winner of the drawing will take half of the proceeds from the ticket sales, with the other half going toward monument costs.
The monument, at a cost of about $60,000, is scheduled for completion next week and will be at one of two locations: Deibert Park or the former National Guard Armory at Tennessee Street and Florence Boulevard.
Lester said the idea for the monument came from a suggestion by Florence Police Chief Rick Singleton two years ago after officers visited the Washington, D.C., memorial for fallen officers. The name of Florence Officer David Young was added to the memorial.
On April 24, there will be a horseback benefit trail ride beginning at 8 a.m. at the Robert Coats farm on Lauderdale 298, north of Florence.
Donations for the memorial will be accepted at that event.


Port Angeles motorcyclist mysteriously crashes off road, dies from injuries  - Peninsula Daily - PORT ANGELES -- A Port Angeles motorcyclist apparently died when he suddenly veered off Tumwater Truck Route and was thrown from his motorcycle.
John M. Fullerton, 59, had been riding southbound with a group of other motorcyclists on the truck route -- state Highway 117 -- just south of Marine Drive when the accident occurred about 6 p.m. Sunday, Port Angeles Deputy Chief Brian Smith said Monday.
Summoned by the other riders, Fullerton was found seriously injured by police and medics in a ditch on the west side of the road.
His heavily damaged Harley-Davidson motorcycle lay nearby.
Smith said other motorcyclists told investigators that they did not know why Fullerton left the road and tumbled into the ditch.
He was wearing a helmet. No other vehicles were believed to be involved, Smith said.
"As far as we can tell, there is no external reason outside of the driver that would have caused him to leave the road," Smith said.
"The road does curve there, but it is a long, sweeping curve -- not a sharp curve."
Smith said the cause of the wreck was still under investigation and that police will wait for blood toxicology tests to determine if drugs or alcohol were factors.
Medics attempted to revive Fullerton at the scene. He was taken to Olympic Medical Center, then airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he died.
Fullerton is survived by his wife, Betsy, and a 10-year-old son, Josiah.
Fullerton had retired from the Coast Guard and from Washington Marine Repair in Port Angeles, Mrs. Fullerton said.
"He was a longtime member of the Amigos Motorcycle Club, too," she said.
"He loved fishing, boating and, of course, motorcycles."
Earlier on Sunday he and his friends had gone on a motorcycle poker run to Port Townsend, she said.
"Afterwards he was just hanging out with his friends," she said.
Mrs. Fullerton said that funeral services for her husband had not yet been set.
"We will also want to coordinate with his friends and the motorcycle club for the services," she said.


Motorcycle-crash victim identified. - Denver Post - A Lakewood man who died in a motorcycle crash Sunday on a highway ramp has been identified.
John Ertl, 47, was driving on the northbound exit from Interstate 25 to Interstate 70 about 3 p.m. when the motorcycle collided with a car, hit a concrete barrier and then a semi.
There were no other serious injuries, Denver police said.


James City firefighter dies in motorcycle crash Sunday night - Daily Press - The James City County Fire Department is mourning one of its own after a five-year veteran of the department was killed in a motorcycle accident Sunday night.
Shortly before 10:30 p.m., Christopher Douglas Karban, 27, a James City firefighter and emergency medic, was traveling west on Route 199 on a motorcycle when he lost control and ran off the road just before the exit to Monticello Avenue in James City, said Maj. Steve Rubino, with the James City County Police Department.
The motorcycle struck a metal guardrail, and Karban, who was wearing a helmet, was thrown from the bike, Rubino said.
A passing motorist called 911. Responding medics pronounced Karban dead at the scene, Rubino said.
The motorcycle was the only vehicle involved in the accident. Police believe speed may have been a factor in the crash, Rubino said.
The fire department chaplain spent time Monday with the family at a local funeral home, said District Chief Bob Ryalls.
Karban joined the fire department in October 2005 and completed his initial firefighter training the next year, Ryalls said in a statement Monday about Karban's death.
Karban was a 2004 graduate of Bowling Green State University in New York.
He served on the department's recruitment and retention team.
In addition, he was the department's internal webmaster and official photographer, Ryalls said.
Karban was not married. Final arrangements are pending until family members arrive from out of state.


Motorcycle club aids Blue Star Mothers - Marin Independent-Journal - The Rip City Riders motorcycle club recently made a $3,000 donation to the Blue Star Mothers of Marin in the name of U.S. Army Spc. Jake Velloza, a soldier from Inverness who died in Iraq in May 2009.
Velloza's parents, Susan and Robert Velloza, were present at the donation ceremony and are Gold Star members of the Blue Star group, signifying that they lost a member of their family in the line of military duty. A fund in Velloza's name was established.
The group also gathers items to send to troops overseas. To donate or learn more about Blue Star Moms of Marin, check www.bluestarmomsofmarin.org  or call 898-0133.


Friends remember victim of fatal accident - Staunton News Leader - STAUNTON — The second you met Dale Scott Callison, you no longer were a stranger to him, friends of the Staunton man recalled Monday.
"Scott was always positive, and he always had something nice to say," said Steven Brinkley, a friend and coworker of Callison. "He was the kind of guy who it was just a pleasure to be around."
Callison, 55, died Saturday after a Greenville man, who is suspected of being intoxicated, drove his pickup into the incoming lane of Tinkling Spring Road and crashed head-on into the Harley-Davidson Roadster motorcycle Callison was riding.
The driver of the truck, Curtis William Riley Jr., 45, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, felony hit and run and driving on a suspended license, said Sgt. Frank Pyanoe with the Virginia State Police.
Pyanoe said Riley fled the scene of the crash and headed into a nearby apartment complex. Riley was apprehended by an off-duty trooper with assistance from the Augusta County Sheriff's Department, Pyanoe said. Bond was set at $25,000 secured, said Augusta County assistant prosecutor Rupen R. Shah. Riley remained in Middle River Regional Jail as of Monday evening.
Callison was transported to Augusta Health from the scene, which occurred a little before 5 p.m. Saturday in Stuarts Draft. He was pronounced dead at the University of Virginia Medical Center after being airlifted there.
Matt Thomas, a coworker with Callison for about 23 years at Wilson Trucking, said there was a mood of "shock and disbelief" when he and others found out about what happened. Thomas said Callison was highly thought of at the company and that he was also eager to help others.
"When I came down here 23 years ago, I was just a young pup, but he taught me a lot about hunting and working with customers," Thomas said. "He was always upbeat and had a lot of energy."
Brinkley said Callison was an avid hunter and outdoorsman, who would "rather hunt than breathe." One of Brinkley's fondest memories of Callison, he said, was when Callison sacrificed some of his vacation time to join Brinkley on a hunting trip to Colorado when the rest of Brinkley's party dropped out.
"Scott could see the disappointment in my face," Brinkley said. "But we were out there 10 days together, and I'll just always remember the sacrifice of him utilizing his vacation time to do that."
Donnie Houser, also a friend and coworker, said Callison "would give the shirt off his back to anyone." And Chuck Wilson, president of Wilson Trucking, said Callison was one of the company's hardest workers.
"I've never known anyone to say anything bad about him," Wilson said. "He was an outgoing and bubbling individual."
A memorial service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Friday led by the Rev. Brandon Williams in Four Square Church, where Callison was a member.


Motorcyclist dies in Wake collision - News & Observer - WAKE FOREST -- A Youngsville man who died in an accident Sunday afternoon was the second Triangle motorcyclist killed on the road in less than a week.
Lawrence Joseph Barrett was killed when he collided with an SUV in Wake Forest about 4:50 p.m., according to Wake Forest police. Barrett, 50, was riding a Harley-Davidson westbound on Elm Avenue, near the intersection with South White Street, when he hit a Ford Freestyle that was traveling north on South White Street, according to police.
Police say the driver of the Freestyle, Tiffany Privette Aldridge of Zebulon, stopped at a stop sign before proceeding into the intersection in front of Barrett, who did not have to stop. Aldridge, 35, told police she never saw Barrett, who laid his motorcycle down just before the collision, according to witnesses.
Police say they have not completed their investigation.
On Thursday, a Harley-Davidson rider from Holly Springs was killed when he lost control of his bike on Reedy Creek Road just outside Raleigh and spun off the road. Anthony Brannon, a lawyer and the father of four children, was 45.


Biker injured after crash in Trempealeau County - Winona Daily News - TOWN OF DODGE, Wis. - A Sparta, Wis., man is hospitalized after losing control of his motorcycle on a Trempealeau County highway Sunday afternoon.
Danny Secor, 32, was southbound on Hwy. G near Whistler Pass Road about 1:15 p.m. when he failed to negotiate a curve and slid into a ditch, according to the Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department.
His condition at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse was not available.


Vian man killed in motorcycle accident - Muskogee Daily Phoenix - A Vian man was killed in a single-vehicle collision on Oklahoma 10A, 10 miles north of Gore in Sequoyah County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.
The victim, 35-year-old Michael C. Pierce, was driving a 2008 Harley-Davidson motorcycle westbound at approximately 1:30 a.m. Sunday when he failed to negotiate a curve, went off the south side of the highway and struck a fence. Pierce was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries sustained in the collision.
Weather was clear and dry on the two-lane asphalt highway. Pierce was not wearing a helmet, the OHP said.


Woman dies in Route 54 collision - Republican & Herald - BARNESVILLE - A 41-year-old Coaldale woman was killed Monday after the motorcycle she was driving collided with a pickup truck on Barnesville Drive, Route 54, in Ryan Township just after 4:30 p.m.
Ryan Township police Chief Rich Sinton said Patricia Vidzicki was taken to St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale, by Ryan Township EMS, where she was pronounced dead in the emergency room.
Sinton said the investigation into the crash determined Vidzicki was driving her Kawasaki Vulcan motorcycle east on Route 54 as Alberta Davis, 77, of Lost Creek, was driving a Dodge Dakota pickup truck on Hillside Drive.
Sinton said Davis pulled onto Route 54 and into the path of the motorcycle.
Davis was not injured, he said.
The crash shut down Route 54 from the time of the crash until about 10:20 p.m.
Fire police from Rush Township shut down traffic to the east of the crash site, while Mahanoy City and Ryan Township fire police diverted motorists to the west.
As darkness fell, Ryan Township firefighters were called back to the scene to provide lighting as police continued their investigation.
Also assisting were Mahanoy City firefighters and Ryan Township and Mahanoy City EMS units, as well as police from Mahanoy and Rush townships.
A state police accident reconstruction from the Jonestown station was called to the scene to assist Ryan Township police with the investigation.


Motorcyclist remains in trauma center after Stroudsburg crash - Pocono Record - Justin Williams, 20, of Stroudsburg, remained in the Lehigh Valley Hospital Trauma Center as of Monday after being thrown from his motorcycle last Thursday in a two-vehicle accident in Stroudsburg, according to Williams' grandmother.
On Thursday morning, Williams, wearing a helmet, was operating his Honda motorcycle east on West Main Street toward the Pump-n-Pantry gas station convenience store. As he reached Pump-n-Pantry, his motorcycle and a westbound Chevrolet, which was turning left into the Pump-n-Pantry parking lot, collided.
Williams suffered a serious leg injury and was flown to Lehigh Valley. The Chevy's driver, a four-months-pregnant woman whose identity has not been released, was taken to Pocono Medical Center to be checked out.
Williams' grandmother said doctors have been able to save his leg.
Stroud Area Regional Police are investigating the accident.


Blue Knights to ride for March of Dimes - Greenwood Index Journal - Bikers and car enthusiasts will ride together to raise funds in an attempt to help babies to be born healthy.
The local S.C. VII chapter of the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club will host the Bikers for Babies Poker Run on Saturday. Registration begins at 11 a.m. at Lander University, with all rides out no later than 1 p.m.
Individual riders, motorcycle clubs and car clubs will hit the road to help support March of Dimes research, programs to help mothers have full-term pregnancies and babies so they can begin healthy lives.
This is the first year the Blue Knights will host the Bikers for Babies event. Funds raised by Bikers for Babies will support the local March of Dimes’ chapter-wide initiatives.
In 2009, the South Carolina March of Dimes invested $1.5 million in program services, including research grants and local community services. Through these grants, the March of Dimes is seeking ways to prevent birth defects and infant death, reduce South Carolina’s increasing premature birth rate, increase access to prenatal care and teach men and women about having healthy babies.
The ride will begin at Lander and proceed to Mig’s of Saluda for the first stop. It will then continue to Horne’s Store in Chappells. After a brief respite, the ride will continue to The Dock at Lake Greenwood.
From there, the ride will go to Godfrey’s Market in Hodges, then make its final run to Mig’s Pizza Castle in Greenwood.
Best Hand Prize will be a Phoenix Grill, donated by Piedmont Propane. Riders will also be eligible for more than 40 door prizes. Food will be available, including barbecue, wings, pizza and beverages.
T-shirts commemorating the Bikers for Babies campaign will be on sale with all proceeds going to the March of Dimes.
For information, call 374-2740 or 993-2519. The Blue Knights can also be reached at bkscvii@hotmail.com .


FOURTH-PLACED HAYDEN FLIES FLAG FOR DUCATI AFTER STONER CRASHED OUT IN QATAR

Nicky Hayden got his 2010 season off to a flying start today with a thrilling battle for the podium under the Losail floodlights, flying the flag for the Ducati Marlboro Team after a crash for his team-mate Casey Stoner.


The Australian didn’t get the ideal start to the race from pole position as he was passed by three riders - including Hayden, who made a lightening start from ninth – but he quickly fought back to recover the lead by the third lap. However, a mistake just three laps later put paid to an otherwise perfect weekend, with Stoner having dominated every session.


Hayden kept pace with Valentino Rossi and Andrea Dovizioso, keeping the leader in sight whilst entering a fierce battle for second place. Jorge Lorenzo forced his way through in the later stages, with the American eventually missing out on third place by just 0.011 seconds to the Italian.

NICKY HAYDEN – (Ducati Marlboro Team #69) 4th

“Man! I really didn’t expect to be so tough in the race but the team made a couple of small changes that made a huge difference and right from the warm-up lap I felt good. I got a great start and Rossi didn’t seem a lot faster than me. In a couple of places he was getting away but I just tried to stay in there and learn something - it’s been so long since I ran at the front. If you offered me fourth place, two seconds behind Rossi, before the race I would have taken it but to be so close to the podium and not actually up there… it hurts. Still, it’s a long season and there are a lot of opportunities ahead of us. I’m sorry for Casey but fourth place with all the other heavies in there has got to be my best result. We got some good points in the bag so we’ll take it, get out of here and move on. Big thanks to the team and everybody at Ducati for sticking behind me and for all their hard work this winter. I hope I can repay them this year.”

CASEY STONER (Ducati Marlboro Team #27)  DNF
"The bike bogged at the start so I didn’t get away well but I felt good and I was able to pass the other guys. Once I got to the front I started to get into my rhythm but I lost the front end a couple of times in long corners so I made the decision to try to ride a bit smoother and not put so much pressure on the front tyre with the full tank. Unfortunately that is what led to the crash because looking at the telemetry I didn’t have enough load on the front, so I guess in hindsight I should have stuck to the way I’d been riding all weekend. It’s my mistake and I apologise to the team because we’d done a great job this weekend and we leave empty handed. Having said that it’s not a complete disaster because we’ve found this weekend that the bike has improved in areas where we have struggled in the past – for example the rear grip was unbelievable - and we have a long, long way to go. I’m pleased for Nicky because he had a great race and I think we can both be confident and optimistic about the rest of the season with this bike.”

VITTORIANO GUARESCHI (Ducati Marlboro Team Manager)
Obviously we feel Casey's race should have ended differently tonight, we know that but unfortunately he crashed. Having said that I am happy to have seen Casey in such great form, leading the race just a couple of laps in despite not making a brilliant start. Then it was all over, which is a real disappointment, but the potential is there and the season is long. Nicky was fantastic. We have worked all winter to give him a package that works for him and he has repaid us.  We didn't see his full potential in practice but the World Champion in Nicky came out in the race. I would have loved to see him on the podium, for him and for the whole team who have worked tirelessly, but anyway we can take huge satisfaction from his performance. We now travel to Japan with a great package and two riders who we know can fight for the podium.

Circuit Record: Casey Stoner  (Ducati - 2008), 1’55.153, 168.193 Km/h
Best Pole: Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha - 2008), 1’53.927, 170.003 Km/h

More news and high-resolution photography at : www.ducatipress.com 

 

KTM opens its account with E3 victories in first two championship rounds

KTM factory and supported riders made a blistering start in the first two rounds of the Maxxis FIM Enduro World Championship this weekend when the tour returned to Andalusia in Southern Spain after an eight year pause with David Knight scoring double victories on his KTM.

Knight, no stranger to the top of the podium is a KTM-supported rider for the KTM Fairoli Team and celebrated his return to the World Championship riding Orange to first place on both Saturday and Sunday in Valverde del Camino, some 90 kilometres from Seville.
 
Meanwhile Simone Albergoni of the KTM Enduro Factory Team and this season new to the E3 class also had a solid start to the 2010 racing season with two third place podiums.
 
 Riders had to cover three 55 km laps on Saturday and Sunday with five tests per lap that proved to be a solid test of the riders’ fitness. One long rocky uphill with 10 m of off camber cliff in the extreme test proved a challenge for many of the riders.
 
Manxman Knight admitted to being a little nervous in the first round but said he started to relax after the first lap. “Then in the extreme test, that hill, either you were going - you didn’t get up it. I just tried to be sensible. I’m happy because I wasn’t really pushing hard until the last lap and I still made a good time.
 
At the conclusion of the second day he said he enjoying being back on the KTM. “The bike went well this weekend and today I just had to be careful and use my head. I went to have a closer look at the big hill before the race. Yesterday one guy crashed in front of me and I stopped the engine but today I got up with no problems. It was a long weekend but I felt good at the end and I’m looking forward to Portugal next weekend. I always like to race there.”
 
Speaking after the opening round, Albergoni said: “Yes, it’s not so bad. First time on the podium on the 300 two-stroke. I made a lot of mistakes and I crashed twice but it looks good for tomorrow – and for Portugal.” It was a confidence booster that he was able to follow his success with another minor place on Sunday.
 
Round One Saturday
1. David Knight, Britain, KTM
2. Christoph Nambotin, France Gas Gas
3. Simone ALBERGONI, Italy, KTM
4. Oriol Mena, Spain, Husaberg
5. Sebastien Guillaume, France, Husqvarna
Other KTM
8. Marcus Kehr, Germany KTM
 
Round Two Sunday
1. David Knight, Britain, KTM
2. Christoph Nambotin, France Gas Gas
3. Simone ALBERGONI, Italy, KTM
4. Bartosz Oblucki, Poland Husqvarna
5. Alessandro Botturi, italy, Husaberg
Other KTM
7. Marcus Kehr, Germany KTM
 
Standings
 David Knight, Britain, KTM 25-25--50
2. Christoph Nambotin, France, Gas Gas 22-22—44
3. Simone Albergoni, Italy, KTM 20-20—40


Hells Angels converge for funeral - HUNDREDS of Hells Angels gang members from around the world have converged in Adelaide for the funeral of former member George Petropoulos, The Advertiser reported.
Mr Petropoulos, 44, died of a heart attack in Sydney last month.
Once charged with murdering three members of an opposition outlaw motorcycle club, Mr Petropoulos was cleared in that 1999 case when prosecutors dropped the charges because witnesses would not testify.
Meanwhile five members of the Hells Angels in town for the funeral were due to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court today following a brawl in the city's adult entertainment strip, Hindley St, about 1:45am this morning.
Three men, aged 25, 39 and 40, all from Victoria, a 50-year-old man from the United Kingdom and a 31-year-old South Australian man, were arrested and charged with affray.
SA police allege 10 Hells Angels members confronted a group of five New Boys gang members in a vicious brawl which saw metal poles and chairs used as weapons. 


Sadistic bikie Edward Christopher Yost to appeal girlfriend's murder conviction - Adelaidenow - SADISTIC murderer, rapist and former Rebels bikie Edward Christopher Yost has won the right to appeal against his sentence.
The Court of Criminal Appeal today granted Yost, 46, permission to contest the 30-year non-parole period imposed upon him in December.
Yost pleaded guilty to one count of murder, one count of gross indecency and 10 counts of unlawful sexual intercourse.
Two years earlier his girlfriend, Natasha Jones, was found dead in a house on Sleep Rd, Para Hills.
She had suffered years of abuse at Yost's hands - he would tie her up for days at a time and videotape the sadistic abuse he inflicted upon her.
Although she would seek hospital treatment for her injuries, Ms Jones refused to report Yost to police, fearing he would kill her son in retribution.
Police began searching for Yost immediately and raided the western suburbs clubrooms of the Rebels Motorcycle Gang.
A month later, in one of the longest sieges in state history, Yost locked himself inside a Campbelltown house and held police at bay until he was allowed to speak to his lawyer.
Yost also repeatedly sexually assaulted a girl, who cannot be named, on multiple occasions between March 2001 and December 2002.
In December, Supreme Court Justice Michael David jailed Yost for life.
He said he had watched the tapes of Yost torturing Ms Jones prior to sentencing.
"The saying that a picture tells a thousand stories was never truer," he said.
"The tape brought home the immense sadism and cruelty of what you put your victim through prior to the murder.
"It was clear the offence was far from spontaneous... her death was an inevitable conclusion of your cruel, sadistic behaviour."
Yost's appeal will be heard on a date to be set.


Man hurt in motorcycle crash - Omaha World-Herald - A 40-year-old Lincoln man was critically injured early Sunday when the motorcycle he was driving hit a parked vehicle in south-central Lincoln, police said.
Aaron A. Cidlik was in critical condition Sunday at BryanLGH Medical Center West, Lincoln police Capt. David Beggs said.
Cidlik was rounding a curve on South Canterbury Lane, between Tipperary Trail and Bristol Court, when his motorcycle crashed into the parked vehicle about 1:30 a.m., Beggs said.
Police were still investigating the crash.


1 killed, 1 injured in motorcycle accident - Tallahassee Democrat - An Altha man was killed and his Tallahassee passenger seriously injured Saturday when the motorcycle they were riding overturned, causing both persons to be ejected on Smith Creek Road in Leon County. Killed in the crash was Thomas Bradley Brown, 60, of Altha, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. His passenger was Cynthia Parrish, 52, of Tallahassee. According to the FHP, Brown and Parrish were riding on a 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle north on Smith Creek Road when it ran off the road and overturned. Brown was pronounced dead at the scene, and Parrish was flown to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.


Woman is killed in motorcycle crash - St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Rosaleta Tipton, 58, of Girard, Ill., was killed Saturday afternoon in a motorcycle crash, police said.
Tipton was driving a 2003 Harley-Davidson motorcycle south on Route 111 about a half-mile north of Bus Lane about 2:30 p.m. when she crossed the center line and struck a farm tractor heading north, according to the Illinois State Police.
Tipton was thrown from the motorcycle and died at the crash scene, police said. She was not wearing a helmet. 


Des Moines Police Investigate Deadly Motorcycle Crash - KCCI Des Moines - DES MOINES, Iowa -- Des Moines police said Sunday that one person died and another person was injured in a crash that happened near the intersection of East 30th Street and Grand Avenue.
Police said two motorcycles were involved. Sgt. Lori Lavorato said the two motorcycles were traveling north on East 30th Street when one motorcycle clipped the other from behind.
Police say 26-year-old Michelle Lynn Branchcomb of Des Moines was riding on the back of a motorcycle driven by her husband, 35-year-old Shawn Eric Whitehead. Witnesses said Whitehead drove his motorcycle into the back of a second motorcycle driven by 55-year-old Jeffery Lynn Long of Altoona. The collision caused Whitehead to lose control of his motorcycle, throwing both he and his wife from the vehicle. Branchcomb was killed. Whitehead suffered a broken leg and is expected to be released from the hospital. Long was not injured.
Sgt. Lavorato said none of the people involved in the accident were wearing helmets.
Police do not believe the two motorcycle drivers were racing, but they do believe speed may have been a factor in the crash. Police are also testing to see if alcohol was a factor in the crash, Lavorato said. No charges have been filed at this time.


St. Joseph man involved in Platte County crash - St. Joseph News-Press - PLATTE COUNTY, Mo. — A 21-year-old St. Joseph man was seriously injured late Saturday night when he was struck by a vehicle on Interstate 435 in Platte County.
Zachary R. Elder was taken to North Kansas Hospital, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Mr. Elder was listed in critical condition Sunday, a nursing supervisor said.
Daniel H. Burge — a 19-year-old Kansas City man who was operating a motorcycle with Mr. Elder as passenger — was also seriously injured in an earlier crash, the patrol said. He was first taken to Liberty Hospital, but was transported later to St. Luke’s Plaza. A nursing supervisor said Mr. Burge was listed in fair condition Sunday.
The initial wreck happened at 10:35 p.m., on I-435 at the 28.4 mile marker in Platte County.
A 1998 Jeep, driven south by Jenna L. Hathcock, 22, Liberty, Mo., struck the rear of a 2008 Suzuki motorcycle driven south by Mr. Burge. Both he and Mr. Elder were ejected from the motorcycle.
As Mr. Elder was lying in the road, he was struck by a 2004 Jeep driven south by 21-year-old Katherine S. Zion of Platte City.
The patrol said Mr. Burge was not wearing a helmet at the time of the wreck.
An investigation continues, the agency’s report said.


Rebels riding for a cause - myFOXlubbock.com - A local group of motorcyclists gets in gear as April marks National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month. Fox 34's Lindsey Ashcraft catches up with these advocates who are riding high on the hog.
They're rebels with a blue ribbon cause.
"We're out here to make awareness for the prevention of child abuse. So it's a great thing to be out here with all these people and get to dressed up in our leathers, hang out and enjoy a good time on the bike," said biker and organizer Rich Rendon.
As the nation observes child abuse prevention month, a group of local bikers are revving up awareness with a rally, to remember the nearly 300 innocent lives that were lost in Texas last year.
"Child abuse is not a local, not a state, not a national thing, it's a worldwide problem and you have to start somewhere, so the best place to start is locally," said biker Dennis Satterwhite.
Rally organizer Ami Hill-Rendon says this 4th Annual Memory Ride leads these advocates on wheels to a candlelight vigil in honor of the deceased.
"So many of the cars will pull over because truly it's a funeral procession. We are going to that memorial service for all of those little kiddos that died so young and innocently," said Hill-Rendon.
She says this compassionate act reveals a softer side of these bikers.
"We always think that bikers are kind of hardcore and rough and tough, and it's amazing to go over to the candlelight vigil and look around. I bet 90-percent of the bikers there will have a tear in their eye as we remember the 280 children that died that didn't have to."
According to Hill-Rendon, the group will distribute 30,000 blue ribbons throughout the month. They will also be auctioning off a new Harley Davidson to raise money for the Family Guidance and Outreach Center.
The Harley will be auctioned off at the Blue Ribbon Rally Car and Bike show in the Depot District April 24th. Tickets are $30 a piece or 4 for $100.


Motorcyclist dies in Hilltown crash - Montgomery Newspapers - A 22-year-old Telford man died April 6 from injuries received in an April 3 motorcycle accident, Hilltown Township Police Department said.
Jeremy Gibson, of East Broad Street, and a rider on another motorcycle were passing a truck on Church Road approaching Mill Road when Gibson lost control of his Honda and it went off the road and hit a tree about 5:40 p.m. April 3, police said.
The crash is still under investigation, but a preliminary investigation indicates Gibson “was travelling at a high rate of speed,” police said.
Gibson had a helmet with him, but it’s not yet known if he was wearing it, police said.
Following the accident, Gibson was flown by PennSTAR helicopter to Temple University Hospital, police said.
Grand View Hospital’s Medic 151 and Hilltown Fire Company assisted at the scene of the accident, police said. 


GF man hospitalized after motorcycle crash on S. Washington - Grand Forks Herald - A Grand Forks man remained in Altru Hospital on Sunday after he crashed a motorcycle Saturday afternoon on South Washington Street.
Paul Ericson, 20, faces several charges.
According to police, Ericson was traveling “at a high rate of speed” about 3:45 p.m. Saturday southbound on South Washington when a police officer turned around to try to stop him.
Ericson kept going and lost control of his bike in the 2100 block — just south of the Grand Cities Mall — and crashed. He was injured and taken to Altru by ambulance.
He was wearing a helmet.
A nursing supervisor at Altru said Ericson was in satisfactory condition Sunday evening.
Police said he was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol, being a minor in consumption of alcohol, failing to have his bike under control, reckless driving and having no liability insurance.


Germantown man dies in motorcycle crash in Clarksburg - Business Gazette - A Germantown man died in a motorcycle crash Sunday in Clarksburg.
Montgomery County police and fire-rescue units responded to the crash in the 22600 block of Clarksburg Road at approximtely noon.
Matthew Bernard Buc, 22, of the unit block of Lake Park Court was traveling east on Clarksburg Road on a 2008 GSX/R750 Suzuki motorcycle when the motorcycle began to negotiate a curve, crossed into the westbound lane and struck a guardrail on the shoulder of the road, county police reported. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
The circumstances surrounding the crash remain under investigation.
Detectives from the police department's Collision Reconstruction Unit asked witnesses of the crash who have not spoken with detectives to call 301-840-2435.


Utica woman dies in motorcycle crash - Peoria Journal Star - UTICA — A 59-year-old Utica woman died Saturday evening in a two-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and a car in LaSalle County.
Debbie A. Nicholson of Utica was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred about 6 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of U.S. Route 6 and East 9th Road in Utica Township.
Nicholson had been a passenger on the motorcycle, which was traveling west on Route 6. The motorcyclist attempted to turn left onto 9th Street and turned into the path of a car headed east on Route 6. Officials did not say whether they were wearing helmets.
The two drivers, whose names have not been released, were transported to Illinois Valley Hospital in Peru. The crash is under investigation.


Topekan killed in cycle crash - Topeka Capital Journal - ALMA — A Topeka man sustained fatal injuries Sunday when his motorcycle was struck by an oncoming truck on K-99, about six miles south of Alma in Wabaunsee County, the Kansas Highway Patrol said.
Troopers said Jon D. Carlson, 40, was riding south on K-99 highway on a 2008 Honda motorcycle about 1 p.m. when he was struck head-on by a 1993 Ford truck. The patrol said the driver of the truck, Jeremiah Hiegert, 27, of Eskridge, was attempting to pass several motorcycles in a no-passing zone along northbound K-99 when he struck the motorcycle.
The driver of the truck wasn't injured. 


Bikers take over Perani Arena as Giant Motorcylce Swap Meet roars in to Flint - MLive.com - FLINT, Michigan — The nice weather didn't distract motorcycle aficionados from stopping into to Perani Arena for the Tri-Cities Giant Motorcycle Swap Meet on Sunday.
"It's good to see everybody come out on a beautiful day," said Giant Motorcycle Swap Meets President Chad Dutmers. "It's one of their last chances to work on their bikes before summer. Everybody's had cabin fever and is itching to ride."
These meets have a place in the bike community even during a cruddy economic down slope, said Dutmers as more than 3,000 bikers crowded around the nearly 200 booths filled with bike parts, cycle accessories, patches, helmets, jewelry and other accessories.
"Swap meets offer commercial businesses and individuals a chance to make money," he said. "People at the meets are spending towards something they are passionate about and are looking for a value."
Vendor Todd Tumminello, owner of Todd's T Fabrication in Lansing, said he's worked the cycle swap circuit for 15 years.
Back in the day business was booming, he said.
But over the last seven years, he said he's seen swap spending drop.
"Obviously, the last thing people want to spend their money on in this economy is their motorcycle," he said.
At Tumminello's booth, where merchandise ranges from wheels around $200 and other accessories under $50 — people are opting to spend under $50.
For swappers the meets are a chance to stock up on gear and helps fellow cyclists, said Kim Wilson, of Grand Blanc.
"It supports what we like to do so we don't mind spending our money here during a shaky economy," she said.
As she walked the floor of the arena, she carried around a new leather coat and helmet for herself, and her friend Matt Woodward carried two wrapped up Harley Davidson metal signs that he purchased earlier.
Their buyers remorse wasn't releated to the price tag, it was about how they'd get their new items home. The sidesaddle on Woodward's bike just wasn't going to cut it as far as holding the signs.
"It looks like I'll be carrying them," said Wilson as they prepared to leave.
She said she's just glad she doesn't have to carry the signs from Birch Run, where the Tri-Cities is often located.
The meet returned to Flint this year after a short hiatus.
It's a nice change of scenery, Dutmers said. There's a lot of the same faces, but not everybody wants to head to Birch Run for a new part.
"There's a lot of bikers in Flint," he said. "Many of them take care of their own bikes."
There will be a another Giant Motorcycle Swap Meet from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 18 at the the Rock Financial Showplace, at 46100 Grand River Ave., Novi.
The Novi swap is the highlight of the local circuit, said both Dutmers and Tumminello. 


Lincoln man in critical condition after early-morning motorcycle crash - Lincoln Journal Star - A Lincoln man is in critical condition after a single-vehicle crash around 1:30 a.m. Sunday.
Aaron Cidlik was driving his motorcycle near the 2200 block of South Canterbury Lane in southeast Lincoln when he lost control of the bike and hit a parked car, Lincoln Police Sgt. Michon Marrow said.
Witnesses told police it sounded like the motorcycle was moving at a "high rate of speed." They then heard a loud booming noise.
Witnesses left their homes to see the man on the ground next to the motorcycle and the parked car.
Cidlik was in critical condition Sunday evening, according to a BryanLGH Medical Center West spokesperson.


Tenn. Motorcyclists Killed In I-55 Crash - WDSU New Orleans - AMITE, La. -- State troopers investigated a three-vehicle fatal crash on Interstate 55 in Tangipahoa Parish Saturday night.
Police said a 2000 Harley Davidson motorcycle, driven by David Chapman, 47, of Ashland City, Tenn., was traveling in the right lane of southbound I-55 at about 9:15 p.m.
A 2009 Chevrolet pickup truck, driven by Andres M. Landor, 39, of Carencro, La., and a 2007 Dodge Magnum, driven by Steven Smith, 25, of Walker, La., were traveling south on I-55 behind the motorcycle.
For an unknown reason, Chapman lost control of the motorcycle, police said, causing it to fall on its right side and slide into the center median.
Both Chapman and motorcycle passenger, Cindy Conatser, 39, of Goodlettsville, Tenn., were ejected from the bike and fell onto the roadway, coming to rest on the center line of the southbound lanes.
Chapman and Conatser were then struck by the Chevrolet truck and Dodge Magnum as they lay in the roadway, police said.
Both Chapman and Conatser were wearing helmets at the time of the crash and were pronounced dead at the scene by the Tangipahoa Parish Coroner’s Office.
A blood sample was taken from Chapman with results pending at the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab.
Landor and Smith were wearing seat belts and were not injured in the crash, police said, and alcohol use is not suspected.


STONER TAKES FIRST POLE OF 2010, HAYDEN ON THIRD ROWSTONER TAKES FIRST POLE OF 2010, HAYDEN ON THIRD ROW   Amended in bold
The Desmosedici GP10 machine of Ducati Marlboro rider Casey Stoner will start the 2010 MotoGP World Championship from the front of the grid tomorrow night following a sensational qualifying performance from the Australian at the Grand Prix of Qatar.

The brilliance of Stoner’s performance was not necessarily in his decisive lap - a 1’55.007 – but in the fact that he set a virtually identical time of 1’55.024 on race rubber with 16 laps already on the tyre. A minor gear shifter problem on a second softer tyre in the closing stages meant that he was unable to raise the bar as his rivals launched their usual late challenge for supremacy but it proved unnecessary as the gap behind him only closed to 0.355 seconds.

After lapping fifth fastest yesterday Stoner’s team-mate Nicky Hayden was disappointed to qualify ninth, although the American showed good pace in each sector of the track and remains optimistic of a strong challenge when the first race of the season gets underway at 11pm local time (GMT+3) tomorrow.

CASEY STONER (Ducati Marlboro Team) 1st (1’55.007)
"It is only the start of a very long season but it is the perfect start and I’m really pleased. This bike needs a little bit more time to set up because of the characteristics of the new engine so we’ll see how we go at other tracks but it definitely likes this circuit and the team have done a great job. Unfortunately my gear shifter got stuck coming out of turn two on what I’m sure would have been a faster. To have set a virtually identical time on the hard tyre is obviously encouraging for the race but the only objective here is to start the season on the right foot and take some solid points to Japan.”

NICKY HAYDEN – (Ducati Marlboro Team) 9th (1’56.163)
“We made some changes to the front that have definitely helped me out in the fast corners today but we struggled to put everything together for a whole lap. I did a couple of 1’56.1s but as hard as we tried we couldn’t quite drop into the 55s, even though looking at my ideal lap the potential is definitely there. Tomorrow we need to unlock that potential although starting from ninth place, out on the dirt, is not a good place to be – one of the worst, actually. We set our best time on a soft tyre so at least that means we’re making progress in that area, which was a target. We still need to improve more tomorrow though.”

Circuit Record: Casey Stoner (Ducati - 2008), 1’55.153, 168.193 Km/h
Best Pole: Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha - 2008), 1’53.927, 170.003 Km/h

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Amended in bold

The Desmosedici GP10 machine of Ducati Marlboro rider Casey Stoner will start the 2010 MotoGP World Championship from the front of the grid tomorrow night following a sensational qualifying performance from the Australian at the Grand Prix of Qatar.

The brilliance of Stoner’s performance was not necessarily in his decisive lap - a 1’55.007 – but in the fact that he set a virtually identical time of 1’55.024 on race rubber with 16 laps already on the tyre. A minor gear shifter problem on a second softer tyre in the closing stages meant that he was unable to raise the bar as his rivals launched their usual late challenge for supremacy but it proved unnecessary as the gap behind him only closed to 0.355 seconds.

After lapping fifth fastest yesterday Stoner’s team-mate Nicky Hayden was disappointed to qualify ninth, although the American showed good pace in each sector of the track and remains optimistic of a strong challenge when the first race of the season gets underway at 11pm local time (GMT+3) tomorrow.

CASEY STONER (Ducati Marlboro Team) 1st (1’55.007)
"It is only the start of a very long season but it is the perfect start and I’m really pleased. This bike needs a little bit more time to set up because of the characteristics of the new engine so we’ll see how we go at other tracks but it definitely likes this circuit and the team have done a great job. Unfortunately my gear shifter got stuck coming out of turn two on what I’m sure would have been a faster. To have set a virtually identical time on the hard tyre is obviously encouraging for the race but the only objective here is to start the season on the right foot and take some solid points to Japan.”

NICKY HAYDEN – (Ducati Marlboro Team) 9th (1’56.163)
“We made some changes to the front that have definitely helped me out in the fast corners today but we struggled to put everything together for a whole lap. I did a couple of 1’56.1s but as hard as we tried we couldn’t quite drop into the 55s, even though looking at my ideal lap the potential is definitely there. Tomorrow we need to unlock that potential although starting from ninth place, out on the dirt, is not a good place to be – one of the worst, actually. We set our best time on a soft tyre so at least that means we’re making progress in that area, which was a target. We still need to improve more tomorrow though.”

Circuit Record: Casey Stoner (Ducati - 2008), 1’55.153, 168.193 Km/h
Best Pole: Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha - 2008), 1’53.927, 170.003 Km/h

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Staunton man dies following crash - Staunton News Leader - STUARTS DRAFT — A Greenville man, who is suspected of being intoxicated, faces a litany of charges after police say he crashed into and killed a Staunton resident riding a motorcycle Saturday.
Curtis William Riley Jr., 45, was arrested for involuntary manslaughter, felony hit and run and driving on a suspended license after his pick-up truck crossed over to the wrong side of the road and collided head-on with a Harley-Davidson Roadster motorcycle, said Sgt. Frank Pyanoe with the Virginia State Police.
The driver of the motorcycle, Dale Scott Callison, 55, was pronounced dead at the University of Virginia Medical Center after being airlifted there from Augusta Health.
Pyanoe said Riley fled the scene of the crash and headed into the Hillside Townhouse Apartment complex, which is next to where the collision occurred. Riley was apprehended by an off-duty trooper with assistance from the Augusta County Sheriff’s Department, Pyanoe said.
After being treated and released at Augusta Health, Riley was transported to Middle River Regional Jail. Pyanoe said “alcohol was a factor” in the crash.
Candace Welk, who lives in front of where the accident occurred, said she called 911 after hearing a loud noise and seeing the aftermath of the crash, which occurred a little before 6 p.m.
“There was glass everywhere, and there was the (motorcycle driver) laying there with his helmet off,” she said. “There was blood everywhere.”
At the scene there was significant damage to the Dodge Power Ram, driven by Riley, and the motorcycle. A pool of blood and a single lens from a pair of glasses marked the site of the impact.


Biker killed near Port Orange - Daytona Beach News-Journal - A motorcyclist was killed Saturday morning when he lost control trying to avoid a deer, officials said.
Robert G. Gam, 52, of Sanford was riding north on County Road 415 north of Taylor Road near Port Orange when a deer ran across the road, Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Kim Montes said in a news release.
Gam was traveling "at or near" the posted speed limit and tried to avoid the crash by breaking and swerving, Montes said, but he hit the deer with the front of his motorcycle. The motorcycle overturned and he was ejected.
Gam, who was not wearing a helmet, died at the scene.


Motorcycle driver killed in crash - St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Brandon Silvers, 21, was killed Friday when his motorcycle collided with a car in the 1400 block of Chouteau Avenue. Police said that witnesses said Silvers, of the 3200 block of Tennyson Avenue in Breckenridge Hills, was going eastbound on Chouteau at high speed when his motorcycle collided at 6:35 p.m. with a westbound car that was turning from Chouteau onto Dillon Court. Silvers was thrown from his motorcycle and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the car was not injured.


Girard woman dies in motorcycle crash - Alton Telegraph - Rosaleta Tipton, 58, of Girard was killed Saturday afternoon when the motorcycle she was driving crossed the center line on Route 111, just north of Palmyra in Macoupin County.
The motorcycle collided head-on with a northbound tractor pulling a field cultivator. The accident occurred about 2:34 p.m. seven-tenths of one mile north of Bus Lane. Tipton was pronounced dead at 3:10 p.m.
Police said Tipton was not wearing a helmet.
Tractor driver Brad Turner, 52, of Modesto, was unhurt, Illinois State Police said.
No charges are expected to be filed.


Motorcycle crash kills Eau Claire man - Chippewa Herald - Todd M. Tworek, 43, of S7717 Crestview Drive in Eau Claire died Friday afternoon in a motorcycle crash.
The Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Department said the crash happened about 5:05 p.m. on Highway 93 at Walnut Road in the town of Washington.
Witnesses said Tworek’s motorcycle was going westbound on Walnut Road and didn’t stop for a stop sign. When he entered northbound Highway 93, Tworek’s motorcycle accelerated rapidly, causing him to lose control. He was ejected from the motorcycle, and landed on the pavement with the motorcycle partially on top of him.
The crash is the first fatal traffic crash investigated by the sheriff’s department in 2010.


Huntsville Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident - al.com (blog) - A Huntsville man was killed and an Ardmore, Tenn., man seriously injured Saturday afternoon in separate motorcycle accidents.
At around 5:20 p.m., James Travens, 42, of Huntsville was fatally injured at the intersection of U.S. 72 and Epworth Drive in northeast Huntsville. No other vehicles were involved, said Don Webster, chief operating officer of HEMSI ambulance service. 
A Huntsville Hospital spokeswoman confirmed Travens' death Saturday night.
At around 5:10 p.m., Robert Wendt, 58, of Ardmore, Tenn., was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident at Macedonia and Hemphill roads in Toney. Webster said Wendt was transported to Huntsville Hospital.
Webster said that accident occurred when Wendt put his bike on the ground to avoid hitting another motorcycle. 


Police ID motorcyclist killed in collision with car - St. Louis Globe-Democrat - A 21-year old man is dead after his motorcycle crashed into a car Friday evening in south St. Louis.
St. Louis Metropolitan police said the crash happened at 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of Chouteau Avenue and Dillon Court near downtown in south St. Louis.
Witnesses told police Brandon Silvers, of the 3200 block of W. Tennyson, was riding a 1997 Suzuki GS6 eastbound on Chouteau Avenue when he ran into a 1998 BMW. Police said the driver of the BMW was on Chouteau Avenue turning onto Dillon Court. Witnesses said it appeared the motorcyclist picked up speed going around a car in front of it when it crashed into the BMW turning onto Dillon Court. The impact of the crash caused Silvers to fly off the bike, landing on the ground, police said. Witnesses also told police it didn’t appear that Silvers tried to stop or slow down before the crash. Silvers was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the BMW, identified only as a 50-year old man was not hurt.
St. Louis police Accident Reconstruction was called to the scene to investigate.


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