SDA June05 - Southern DuPage ABATE


SDA June05 - Southern DuPage ABATE
Southern DuPage A.B.A.T.E.
June 2005
A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois
Vol. 8 Issue 6
A Brotherhood Aimed Toward Education
Inside this Issue
02 Calendar of Events
03 Renewals
04 Safety & Ed. Report
05 Membership
06 Business Ads
07 Legislative
Not Inside This Issue
Photos of Paris Hilton with her
clothes on.
Hunting mosquitoes with a .357
Viagra leads to blindness. Hey,
you were warned about that as a
Scratch & Sniff Centerfold
Southern DuPage A.B.A.T.E.
Published monthly, 7 to 10 days
after the deadline. Then again, it
might be two weeks, you never
know. Articles must be received
by 5:00 pm on Friday, following
the chapter meeting, to be considered for publication.
Editor— Dale Irvin
[email protected]
The Mission of A.B.A.T.E., of
Illinois is to preserve the universal right to a safe, unrestricted,
motorcycling environment.
To fulfill this Mission we will:
Safeguard the rights of all
Endorse safety and
educational programs.
Promote unity through
Advocate political awareness and action.
Promote motorcycling enjoyment.
President, Jimbo Fischer
Up & Running On All Cylinders
After a rather turbulent start to the year, your Southern DuPage Chapter of
ABATE of Illinois is running on all cylinders again, with many thanks to the following Board members. Our Charter Board member since the inception of Southern DuPage in 1997, Jim Regis, and all the rest of the Board, Jim Hendrix, Pat
Anderson, Dick Anderson, Rich Ingalls, Grumpy Bill, Dale Irvin, Rick Olson
“RO”, Betty Miller and Dan “Spike” Kazmer, without your help and dedication to
the Chapter, we could have blown a gasket. Instead, a great 4th Annual Topless
Poker Run is in the making. A fun country route of over 100 mi. without a stoplight, and plenty of food, good people, and fun and games. Only thing is, by the
time this is published, it will all be history.
We had our Special Chapter Election May 23rd. and I would like to welcome the new Chapter Vice Pres. Jim Koontz on Board. Other things we will be
concentrating on in the near future will be keeping an eye on legislation coming
down the pipeline. Naturally there will be helmet ordinances, and motorcycle confiscation issues we will be keeping track of. So when you get a notice in your email to call you senator and representative about a particular issue, DO IT. One of
my favorite sayings is, ”Let your voice be heard, or it will be like you were never
ABATE of Illinois is dedicated to preserving a safe unrestricted motorcycle riding environment. We are committed to the educational programs at high
schools, to teach new drivers to watch for, and share the road with motorcycles.
We are committed to our own, share the road, and ride responsibly safety programs.
Several weeks ago, while being the first person at an auto on auto accident,
I was dealt a very rude awakening when another vehicle slammed into the accident scene, throwing me and one of the already crashed vehicles several feet . So I
am first off, thankful to my Guardian Angel for getting me out of that situation
alive. Second, I am strongly suggesting that this summer if you see a Dick
“Slider” Gilmore accident scene management class, take it. Besides helping somebody else, it may save your life. It will also do you tremendous good to attend our
monthly meetings and hear our Safety Ed. Officer Dick Anderson give his take on
riding safely.
Continued on page four
11— Arrowhead Valley Chapter Hawaiian Run
17-19 ABATE of Illinois Annual State Party - Altamont
27— Chapter Meeting— Warrenville VFW
9— South Suburban Chapter— 17th Annual Helmet Roast
16— Dog Days Of Thunder BPMC Dupage County, Elgin
24— ATI Foundation “Cruisin’ For Kids”, Aurora For more
information go to
25— Chapter Meeting— Warrenville VFW
19-21 Northern Ill ABATE— Barnyard Boogie
22 Chapter Meeting— Warrenville VFW
27 Arrowhead Valley ABATE— Mystery Run
Indicates Flag Event
Got an event you want to plug? Send the info to [email protected]
Editorial by The Editor - Dale Irvin
Chapter Officers
Jim Fischer
Vice President
Jim Koontz
Pat Anderson
Jim Hendrix
Jim Regis
Safety & Education
Dick Anderson
Public Relations
Betty Miller
Bill “Grumpy” Lloyd
State Representative
Rick Olson
Dale Irvin
Webmaster (appointed position)
Dan “Spike” Kazmer
Email Administrator (appointed)
Rich Ingalls
We are currently halfway through 2005 which means it is time to fully embrace the 21st century, and
when I say “embrace” I mean we need to lift up its top and see what is underneath.
The underlying precept of the new millennium is the concept of cyber-space, that immense network of
electronic impulses that serve to bring us e-mail, eBay, and internet porn. You gotta love it.
Now, I can’t offer you any internet porn per se, but I can offer you fast and easy access to this very newsletter every month from the convenience of your computer. All I need is for you to give me your e-mail address.
Why bog down your mailman with an extra piece of mail every month? Why bog down your chapter with the
added expense of printing and mailing that newsletter. And most importantly, why bog me down with the job of
stamping and sending that newsletter every month when I could be doing more important things like finding new
internet porn sites I can direct you to.
So please, for the sake of your chapter, the mail service, and me, start getting your newsletter by e-mail
every month. If you do, I will happily send you a free gift, an autographed copy of my book, “Outlaw Wisdom.”
There’s no naked pictures in the book but it is filled with good advice and plenty of laughs.
Send an e-mail today to [email protected] and be sure to include your address so I know where to
send the book. Your chapter will love you, I will love you, and when you go on line to get your e-mailed newsletter, you can check out internet porn at the same time.
A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois Registration & Renewal Form
Renewals should be sent to Southern DuPage A.B.A.T.E. @ - P.O. Box 3521 · Lisle, IL. 60532-8521
Albert Franzen
Steve and Mari Vichi
What’s wrong with you people?
It’s only 25 freakin’ dollars to
insure your rights
Wm and Barbara Luckenbill
Marlene Miciunas
Michael & Connie Schmidt
Ray Wardell
Penny Wolf
You guys aren’t much better
Anthony &
Denise Jacobazzi
Jeffrey McGraw
It was due in March, now
it’s June. What part of the
calendar don’t you understand?
Rick Bernard
Kurt Lentsch
Nick Romano
You are one month overdue. If we were a credit
card, we’d be charging
interest right about now.
Leo Foertsch
Judi Harrington
Julie Kosanovich
William Mumper
Hal Reinke
Ron Vesely
Dig in your wallets and dig
out some dough. As we like
to say, freedom isn’t free!
You know who you are but
if you forgot, we will be
mocking you next month.
Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing Application
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(This is your receipt until you receive your membership card)
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··· $2.00 of each members dues is allocated to lobbying expense. ···
$100.00 - 5 YEARS / SINGLE
$180.00 - 5 YEARS / COUPLE
Add $1.00 per year to above dues amount to support legislative contributions.
MAKE CHECK PAYABLE & MAIL TO: A.B.A.T.E. of ILLINOIS · P.O. Box 3521 · Lisle, IL. 60532-8521
· MUST BE 18 TO JOIN · 309-343-6588 · 800-87-ABATE · FAX 309-343-6387
I understand that A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois cannot assume responsibility for my safety and that if I participate in any sanctioned event, I do so voluntarily, assuming all risk; I release and hold
A.B.A.T.E. harmless for any injury or loss to my personal property which may result there from. I understand this means that I agree not to sue A.B.A.T.E. for any injury resulting to myself or my
property at any event. I agree to comply with the Bylaws and act in the best interest of A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois. A copy of ABATE-PAC’s report is or will be filed with the State Board of Elections,
Springfield, IL.
Signature (s) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Safety & Education - Dick Anderson
Way to go, SDA members, Grumpy and Julie. Combined, about 1600 kids were taught this month. It was
fun watching the big macho guys look at little Julie as she told them she drove a big rig truck for over eight years
and safely logged over one million miles!! Small but tough - a great big thanks to both of you!!!!.
As we head to the open roads to enjoy our few freedoms that are left, let us review some important emergency rules just in case we come upon an accident, or, God-forbid, one of our friends is involved in an accident.
Preparing by putting together a simple first aid kit is a smart plan. All major retailers now carry various size kits
that meet different situations.
Rule #1: If you arrive upon an accident, or witness a fellow ride involved in an accident, before doing
anything else - SECURE THE AREA. Is the scene safe? What happened? If the area is not safe (such as downed
power lines, chemical spill, speeding traffic), do not go near the victim. Stay a safe distance away and call 9-11
immediately. Don’t put yourself in danger- injured heroes are no help to anyone.
Rule #2: If you think the area is secured and you go to the victim, once again assess the scene for dangers that you may have missed before. Are there other victims that you may have initially missed? If other bystanders are present, direct them to help isolate the scene from potential dangers, such as traffic.
Rule #3: If the above steps are taken successfully and you reach the victim, look for life-threatening
emergencies. Is the victim CONSCIOUS? If so, talk to them, reassure them that professional help is on the way,
and keep them from moving around or getting up! When Pat went down this past summer due to road construction, a gentleman blocked the scene with his car, went to her aid, reassured her not to get up, then helped to assess
her injuries by doing a head to toe check. Very professional!
Rule #4: If the person is unconscious, do not move them unless both of you are in immediate danger, or
you have to move them to provide immediate care.
Rule #6: If you have had first aid training, then remember the ABCs.
Remember, if you are the first on the scene, you can only give limited first aid. If you haven’t taken a first
responder course lately, do so.
Ride Safely and Intelligently —— Dick Anderson, Safety & Ed Officer
Jimbo - Continued from page 1
Now that I am on the subject of our monthly meetings. Attendance has been on the rise, which is great to
see, specially at break time when we have snacks, refreshments and the commiserating of Chapter members, and
guests. But then as always, good things have to have an ending point, and this Chapter has without a doubt in my
mind, the best meeting wrap-up in the State, with our own “KING of Comedy”, our Sergeant at Laughs, Dale
Irvin. If you don’t go home with a smile on your face, and feeling good after listening to Dale give his rendition
of the Chapter meeting, then it may be time to set an appointment up with your therapist.
So I hope to see you at the next Chapter meeting, always the 4th. Monday of the month. June 27th.
Till then, remember the important three “R”s of life.
Respect of self
Respect of others
Responsibility for your actions
Jimbo - your Chapter President
Membership - Jim Regis
We have around 150 members with 1 new member and 8 renewals.
Please do your chapter a favor. As you read the newsletter, if you see name of someone you know in the
expiring memberships column, remind them to renew their ABATE membership the next time you see them.
Please welcome new member George Krempel.
And please give us your e-mail address so Dale can graciously mail your newsletter on the cheap.
Thank you for renewing: Bob and Kristen Hamnik, Mike Mihetz, Russ Odean, Jean Pare', Joseph Seitz,
Wayne Stamm, Charles Wyman.
If you've changed your e-mail address, please let me know. We can keep our newsletter costs down by
sending your newsletter by e-mail. My e-mail address is [email protected] And don't forget to keep me posted if
you change your address, phone number, etc.
Be seeing you,
4 th Annual Topless Poker Run Event Recap
The early morning of June 5th 2005, brought dire warnings of the possibility of raging thunderstorms with
hell fire and brimstone just for good measure. It may have intimidated the faint of heart, but not the 120 motorcycle sport enthusiasts, from six different Chapters of ABATE and several Independent Chapters. To boot, all the
weather forecasts turned out to be wrong. All we had was some short sprinkles between stops 2&3.
Feed back is starting to come in, and it sounds like a great time was had by one and all. An enjoyable
country route, cool stops, and nothing but compliments about the food at the end of ride party, which was brought
to us by Lee & Eddies Catering. A somewhat well stocked raffle table gave our Chapter’s one and only King of
Comedy, our Sergeant at Laughs Dale Irvin, plenty of ammo to work the crowd into a near frenzy with his unique
style of humor.
The icing on the cake just may be that this looks like it has the makings of being the most profitable Poker
Run yet for our Chapter. So with no further ado, I want to say a great big THANKS to all that attended, and a
Very Special THANKS to all the Volunteers that helped put this ride together: Nancy”Blondie”Dunham, Jim
Koontz, Rick Olson, Linda Pasetti, Gene & Ali Montgomery, Pat & Dick Anderson, & Ron & Betty Miller for
manning the run stops. Buddy Watson for security and parking, Dan “Spike” Kazmer for da music.
Thanks continue to Gil Klingberg & Ronda, as well as Chet & Lori Granowski for the spectacular job on
selling the different game tickets. Barb Fischer & Jack Gorey, for getting us a great buffet together from Lee &
Eddies. Grumpy Bill for running sweep and being the general overseer of screw ups. Jim Hendrix, Jim Regis,
Jewel Wescot & Phil Chop for taking care of registration, and our Sergeant at Laughs Dale Irvin, for making everyone laugh and go home feeling good.
Last, but not least, the Warrenville VFW Post, Comdr. Mike Wellington, Sally Schmugalo Women’s Auxiliary, and John Devaney of the Men’s Auxiliary, and all of their volunteers at the Warrenville VFW Hall, for
their help and hospitality. If I left anybody out, please excuse me; just come to the next Chapter meeting June 27th
and ball me out.
Once again, thanks to everyone who attended. Southern DuPage ABATE is YOUR Chapter. Without your
involvement, these fun events couldn’t happen. To those who missed the ride, sorry, you missed a good time.
Remember now.
Live free, ride safe, love your brothers and sisters.
Jimbo – your Chapter President
Southern DuPage ABATE
Bill Luckenbill
(630) 879-0264
Joe Benda
H-D Servicing
Batavia, IL.
Legislative, Bill “Grumpy” Lloyd
A preliminary report released 4/23/05 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
indicates that the number of motorcycle fatalities increased once again in 2004 rising from 2116 in 1997 to 3927
last year. Motorcycle registrations have also increased significantly since 1997, rising over 40 percent through
2003. Naturally, as motorcycle registrations increase, so will motorcycle accidents and fatalities. According to the
figures released in this study, motorcycle vehicle miles traveled have DECREASED 5.4 percent from 1997 to
2003 – the same time period during which motorcycle registrations INCREASED over 40 percent. MRF representatives have been told on more than one occasion by NHTSA, the Federal Department of Transportation
(DOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) that the annual vehicle miles traveled reported by individual states are either inaccurate or counted as zero because they were not reportable at all. There is a significant
contradiction in the figures published in this report that reflects those inaccuracies. MRF is preparing a letter to
NHTSA asking why they would report, publish and distribute figures and statistics that they admit are absolutely
inaccurate. The MRF takes the position that the validity of the entire report can be called into question if significant figures included are known to be misrepresented. Another example of our tax dollars at work.
The US House and Senate have both passed theTEA-21 legislation after numerous extensions of the old
law. It authorizes $285 Billion to be spent over the next five years on all sorts of highway safety and improvement things. Of particular interest to us is the money allocated for grants to be made to the various states specifically designated for motorcycle rider training. The previous language regarding prohibitions on NHTSA lobbying states to pass helmet laws remains as does language directing them to keep an “accident prevention” focus
over an “injury reduction” focus, and language prohibiting the banning of motorcycles on federally funded highways. President Bush has threatened to veto this bill if it came in over $284 Billion. We’ll have to wait and see if
he will let congress save face for $1 Billion.
Back in our beloved home state where we have the finest politicians that money can buy, the Illinois
House PASSED HB 934 which would prohibit cities from seizing motorcycles for noise violations. The seizure
bill was set to be heard in the senate but the committee deadline passed without it being heard. We have asked
for an extension on this legislation but unless the general assembly goes into over time the chances of them hearing it this year are slim.
In the Illinois House HB 730 would have let us sue a city that tickets a motorcyclist for any infraction that
is contrary to the state vehicle code. After passing the House on a vote of 101-5, the punitive damage bill did not
have the votes to pass the senate so was never called. Many legislators did not fully believe that municipalities
would do such a thing...
Passing the House with just 2 votes, HB-1148 the snowmobile helmet bill was assigned to the Senate
transportation committee last month. However, Senator John Cullerton of Chicago, of all people, passed on debating the bill due to a lack of votes
Also stuck in the Rules Committee is HB 796 which ups the ante “if he or she unintentionally kills an individual or an unborn child while operating or in actual physical control of a motor vehicle, motorcycle, snowmobile or watercraft…” “Provides that a violation is a Class A misdemeanor. Provides that if either the driver or
operator is not legally empowered to be driving or operating the vehicle, …. or is operated illegally, the penalty is
a Class 4 felony. Provides that a second or subsequent conviction is a Class 4 felony.” Right now there is nothing
in the law beyond a traffic ticket to recognize the consequences of killing somebody with a car unless the driver
can be proven to be DUI, hit and run , or admit to doing it intentionally,. A Class A misdemeanor is good for less
than one year in jail and a fine. A Class 4 felony is good for a minimum of one year in jail and a fine. It’s a start.
Again we have a local guy on the House Rules Committee. He is Brent Hassert and the phone number at
his Romeoville office is 739-7063.
At present, penalties for killing a biker have been stiffened in MA, NY, NC, PA, VA, WA, and WV.
Similar laws are under consideration in AR, CA, GA, IA, IL, MD, MN, MO, NJ, OK, OR, and TX.
Vintage, 1984 “Ironhead” Sportster:
Meetings are held the 4th Monday of each month, at the
Warrenville, IL. VFW Post 8081. 3 S. 371 Mignin Dr.
Meetings start at 7:00 pm
600mi. on professionally rebuilt engine.
Dark Blue metalflake paint: Slipstream Windshield: Willie&Max Saddle Bags: Dyna 2000 Single Fire
Electronic Ignition, with VOES.
All Chrome Hand Controls: Totally Chromed
front end, Triple Trees, Lowers, and Caliper: Custom
Chrome 60 Spoke Front Wheel W/New Dunlap K49 G/T:
New Dunlap K49 rear tire: Chrome Cam & Primary Covers,
& Chain Guard: Lindby Highway Bars: Mustang Touring
Chrome Oil Tank, Rear Master Cylinder cover&
more: Did I mention this bike has some Chrome?
This is a trouble free Vintage piece of Harley
Davidson History. Eligible for Antique Plates this year. All
Stock parts.
Gas tank, seat, etc. go with the bike. Can send
pictures via e-mail.
Priced to sell, and have fun with.
Call Jimbo – 630-960-0074
If you have something to sell, you can do it here
FREE. Just get a description of your items, price, contact
numbers, and any other vital statistics to me no later
than one week after the monthly meeting. Then, sit back
and wait for the phone to ring...assuming of course that
you put your phone number in the ad.
Ads will run for three months or until I get tired of
looking at them.
Editor’s note: Somebody please buy this bike so can get rid
of this ad and run some nudie pictures instead.
For Sale
Pull-behind motorcycle trailer.$2500.00
For pictures go to:
Ph. 630-378-9704
Receive this newsletter by Email, notify Membership Officer
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June 2005

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