In the news feeds today I came across an article on a technology that will help prevent a driver from drifting into another driver's lane! Scroll down to read the article...

The technology basically tracks the lines on the roadway and operates when you are traveling faster that 72 kms per hour. The lines on the roadway do need to be visible in order for the system to operate. The system cuts out when you put your turn signal on so you aren't hearing a bunch of wouldn't work well in a lot of rural environments or in the snow, but like the writer says, if it prevents one fatality, it would be a worthwhile thing to have!

Shaun De Jager of made a wonderful suggestion that perhaps manufacturers should be supplying free advanced driver training for purchasers - says it would be cheaper than this technology that drivers would either switch off or become complacent using...

I say motorcycle manufacturers should offer advanced rider training with the sale of a new bike too - wouldn't that be POWERFUL?

This coming weekend is our BDB Partners Customer Appreciation Ride.

It's a FREE event with a ton of prizes

Rides Leave at 9:15 AM - From:

Insane Choppers - 12506-124 St Edmonton AB T5L 0N5 - Phone: (780) 761-24

Time Machine Motorsports Inc. - 9912-72nd Ave Edmonton AB T6E 0Z3 - Phone: (780) 432-6550

Rose’s Front Room - #1 Romanson Lane Blackfalds AB T0M 0J0 - Phone: (403) 885-5129

Handle Bar Hideout - 5004 - 33 St Sylvan Lake AB T4S 1A9 - Phone: (403) 887-4400 ext 2

Walking Eagle Inn & Lodge - 4915-45 St Rocky Mountain House AB T4T 1A9 - Phone: (403) 845-2804

OR Just ride to Thorsby and meet us there between 10 AM and Noon!

Cost of the Ride: Nothing!
FREE COFFEE for ALL Riders at Kountry Kitchen Bakery!
Round One of our “Ride Prize” Giveaways takes place in Thorsby between 11 am and Noon!

While in Thorsby we will be holding a short memorial for Ronnie D’Entremont of Leduc
who passed away May 21st, 2009 and whose birthday would have been August 18th
We will also be remembering Duane "Bling" Lowrie, Katleen Purser, Ray Seely and other riders we have lost this 2009 season.

Once at the Drayton Valley Rodeo Grounds you can choose to enter the
V-Twin Family Diner Show ‘n’ Shine for a cost of $20 (Regular $25)
($5 off the regular price for Ride Attendees - get your ride wristband in Thorsby!)

Show ‘n’ Shine registration runs from 11 am to 2 pm -
Judging begins at 2 pm and runs until 5pm
You should see the list of prizes! His & Hers Custom Jackets, a $1500 Paint Gift Certificate from the Paint Druid and a whole whack more!
Rolling Thunder Dyno will be on hand as will a number of vendors!

Stick around for our Second Round of BDB Club “Ride Prize” Giveaways at 3 pm!

One lucky rider will win tickets for 2 for Kissmania that night at the
Drayton Valley Rodeo Grounds (Tickets being Supplied by the V-Twin Family Diner) PLUS We have a TON of other prizes from our BDB Club Business Partners
to give away as well - so come join us!

For those who wish to make a weekend of it -
Kissmania - Present by: the Drayton Valley Lions Club - $25 pre show and at the door $30
(Only 2,500 tickets available) Free On Site Camping at the Drayton Valley Rodeo Grounds!
being given away!

Then if you are up for it: On Sunday is the Whitecourt Toy Run
We all meet at the I.G.A.parking lot . of Highway 43
We leave at 12:00 Noon- do the ride around town which takes about a hour then meet at the Rivers Pub for burgers and pop [free], kids are welcome ...............
RCMP will be involved, fire trucks will lead the run

So, if your weekend is free and you are looking for something to do, why not join us!

I am sure looking forward to this weekend!
If you are riding today, please walk around that Iron Steed and have a good look, stay hydrated, ride like everyone around you is blind and can not see you and PLEASE, use respect with that throttle hand.

Belt Drive Betty

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