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We will NOT have to beguile…

No doubt about it, we will NOT have to beguile anyone this weekend! The upcoming 27th annual MDA Freedom Ride is going to be a spectacular one!

beguile \ bih-GAHYL \, verb;
1. To influence by trickery, flattery, etc.; mislead; delude.
2. To take away from by cheating or deceiving (usually followed by of): to be beguiled of money.
3. To charm or divert: a multitude of attractions to beguile the tourist.
4. To pass (time) pleasantly: beguiling the long afternoon with a good book.

Origin: Beguile is derived from the Middle English word bigilen , from the root guile meaning “insidious cunning.”

Photography by Dee Dee Sorg (@JillCards)

Our only requisition was…


On the 27th annual MDA Freedom Ride, our only requisition was, “We ride for those who can’t but someday will…with your help”.
This is why we pull together as a biker community and ride in the MDA Freedom Ride!

requisition \ rek-wuh-ZISH-uhn \
1. A demand made.
2. The act of requiring or demanding.
3. An authoritative or formal demand for something to be done, given, supplied, etc.: The general issued a requisition to the townspeople for eight trucks.
4. A written request or order for something, as supplies.
1. To require or take for use; press into service.
2. To demand or take, as by authority, for military purposes, public needs, etc.: to requisition supplies.

Origin: Requisition comes from the Latin word requīsītiōn meaning “a searching.”

Photography by Dee Dee Sorg (@JillCards)


The gallant days…

Oh, those were days of power, gallant days, biking here and there. That Dyna was a beautiful friend. I thought sharing a picture of my first bike on this Holiday, would be fitting!

gallant \ GAL-uhnt \
1. Brave, spirited, noble-minded, or chivalrous: a gallant knight; a gallant rescue attempt.
2. Exceptionally polite and attentive to women; courtly.
3. Stately; grand: a gallant pageant.
1. A brave, noble-minded, or chivalrous man.
2. A man exceptionally attentive to women.
3. A stylish and dashing man.

Origin: Related to the word gala , gallant stems from the Old French word galer meaning “to amuse oneself, to make merry.”

We recognize no agemates…

Anyone who has ever caught the motorcycling “Bug” belongs to an unspoken “brotherhood/sisterhood”. We recognize no agemates, differences, careers (or lack of), personal identities or religious beliefs. Only our love for the
open road unites us! Ride safe everyone…

agemate \EYJ-meyt\, noun:
A person of about the same age as another.

Origin: Agemate entered English in the late 1500s when the word mate meant “guest” in Old English.

Photography by: Dee Dee Sorg (@JillCards) MDA 2011

What a ride!

Life should not be a journey to the grave, with the intention of arriving safely, in an attractive well-preserved body; but to skid in sideways, your body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming Woo Hoo…What a ride!

May is “Women Rider Month”…

Come on girls, lets get riding! Wha Hoo!

Sure to be a barnburner…

Last year’s Sauk Prairie Harley-Davidson’s sponsored MDA ride was so much fun! This year’s ride is sure to be a barnburner! Hope you can make it, this year!

barnburner \ BAHRN-bur-ner \ , noun;
1. Something that is highly exciting or impressive.
2. Chiefly Pennsylvania. A wooden friction match.
3. (Initial capital letter) A member of the progressive faction in the Democratic party in New York State 1845–52.

Origin: Barnburner is an Americanism that was first observed in the 1830s. It referred to the practice of burning down a barn to get rid of rats.

I absolutely approbate….

When I was sitting on the front stoop, I heard the rumble of a motorcycle coming down the street. My neighbor’s toddler daughter appeared to be scared, as she ran into the house and yelled for her mother. I don’t care what anyone else thinks, I absolutely love the feel of the rumble of the pipes of a Harley-Davidson and approbate!

approbate \AP-ruh-beyt\, verb:
1. to approve officially.


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