The abused, the forgotten and the helpless have lost a champion of epic proportions.
Cricket who was recently honored by the Kentucky Legislature for her work, a woman who was working towards the ending of violence met with a violent death by stabbing. 

Cricket founded the now national child abuse prevention and awareness movement, the Katelynn Stinnett Memorial Ride, after bonding with the Kentucky toddler, who died at age 2 of brutal child abuse. She was the founder of the Borrowed Angels Charity Riders, she worked for veterans and needy families - her work made a difference, her life touched thousands and now she is gone.

My prayers go out to her family, her friends, her sisters of the wind, the victims she worked for, the causes she championed. 

Our world lost a bright light that will now look down upon us and she will guide and mentor those of us who held the same values and sense of community that she us girl - our world is a sadder place with out you, so guide us and show us all how to keep your good works moving forward....let's keep that light shining bright...

How has motorcycling and it's community affected your life? Has it made you a better person? Has it impacted your life in a positive way? Are you between 16 and 21 and heading to college - RevZilla wants to know YOUR story and by sharing your story - you could win $1,000 Scholarship!  It's an easy contest to enter and who knows, you might just win yourself $1,000 in cold hard cash....good luck to those who enter.... (

Speaking of contests, the Irwin Tools One Million Dollar contest is going to wrap up after 250 smaller contests....6 professionals have a shot at the top prize!
"IRWIN Tools is excited to host these talented competitors at Bristol Motor Speedway for the Ultimate Tradesman Challenge World Finals," said Curt Rahilly, VP of Marketing for IRWIN Tools. "At IRWIN, we are dedicated to meeting the needs of professional tradesmen. These trade professionals make a real difference in their communities each and every day because of the work they do. Our competition is a celebration of their contributions and talent."   The winner will be "crowned" March 20th! Good luck to final six competitors!

As always there is a ton of news on tap over at and I invite you to skip on over to see what's happening that might affect you and your world.

Our January Men and Women of Riding 2012 Calendar contest has some fabulous entries - we accept entries for the January Month competitions until 5pm Alberta time and Voting begins at 8 am Alberta Time....tomorrow and runs until next Wednesday, then we heat things up for the February competitions - 13 in all to create a pair of charity calendars.... come find out what it's all about:

Have a FANATASTIC Hump day folks...

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  1. So sorry to hear about Cricket!!! She will be missed by many...