Sorry there have been no postings here in the last few days. I slipped and hurt my hip making it extremely painful to do much else but lay down.

After a trip to the massage therapist I am feeling better and able to accomplish a days work again.

There is so much to say, as usual.

Today I want to talk about the politics of motorcycling.

I had gotten an interesting article for our international news from Bruce Arnold of

The article entitled:
The Farces and Forces of Motorcyclists' Rights

Hits a number of nails on the head here in Canada!

Our rights and freedoms as riders are always under siege here in the great white North.

There are many Organizations here in Canada that work for our rights like the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada, BCCOM, BRO...

Are you a member of any of these organizations? Do you just pay dues or do you actually volunteer or otherwise get involved?

Canadians as a whole tend to be very complacent. We don't get indignant terribly often, we will whine and snivel - but do anything about it? It has to be something pretty awful and pretty drastic for us to actually do anything - or at least that's the way it appears to me.

So as Bruce asks his American readers - I ask you - what will you do to protect motorcycling as a way of life in Canada? I'd love to know.

In other news...
Layton Park, Our Back Road Scholar is back home in Kelowna. Well OK - not home but in the hospital in Kelowna. He can talk and is doing much better. To keep up with Layton and how he's doing since his accident: Back Road Scholar

Hubby, well that's a different story. He is finished with this round of steroids and still can not fully feel his feet. That from what we are told is not a good thing. The steroid treatment is only a temporary fix and is meant to bring on the "healing" process faster. The fact that his feet are still numb after the treatment suggests that he may not regain the full feeling in his feet once this "attack" is done. It's a waiting game...

Here in the north Peace region of Alberta we are getting geared up for a very special Run!
I hope that we have at least a hundred riders show up who aren't afraid to be on film!
The ride is being filmed for a Motorcycle Tourism DVD for Mighty Peace Tourism Association and will be featured on a new web site that is being built just for this event.
The ride will also be featured in the full length DVD that will be released in January 2010.

If you are fortunate enough to be riding today, please ride like everyone around you is blind and can't see you, stay hydrated and please use respect with your throttle hand.

Belt Drive Betty

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