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Police Officer Assistance Trust (POAT) to benefit the POAT Holiday Gifts for Surviving Children


When: Sunday May 1, 2005 at 9:00 a.m.

Meet at: Snapper Creek Service Plaza

Going to: The Tiki Bar (Holiday Isle, Islamorada) in the Keys

Cost: Register before Friday April 29, 2005 -- $16 Day of the event: $20

Receive (with registration): A FREE commemorative POAT T-shirt (while supplies last)

Please make checks payable to POAT --- donations are also accepted from non-riders

For information contact the POAT office at (305) 594-6662 or Lt. Rudy Gonzalez at (305) 471-2312 ([email protected])

Last year this was a great ride. The Miami-Dade Police Department motor unit will escort the ride and block off all entrance ramps on the Turnpike when the ride starts for a safe ride. Last year there were approximately 400 bikes of all styles/makes and everyone had a great ride.
 

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I went last year in between trips to the desert and it was great! I look forward to finally getting to meet some of you guys!
 

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this sounds great and the weekend after Leesburg.

think maybe the So Fl VTX Riders can organize a group for this?
 

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I'm all for a South FL group ride, but that weekend is a nogo for me. I think to organize a group thing where there is any participation to speak of, we'd need to set a date about two months out to get everyone on the same page. Hate to say it, but for as many folks as correspond here, there ain't alot of riding together goin' on. :( I think the term is apathy.

I belong to a riding club that usually has a ride planned evey weekend. If I had to wait for the South FL VTXriders to plan a ride.......well, actually I'm still waiting. :roll:
 

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Ed,

i totally agree which is why i was asking.

heard rumors of different people stepping in when Bill is no longer the coordinator, but haven't seen anything from them either.

as a "newbie" it is very disheartening
 

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Laz,
It will be like the "Doggy" run we went on only better ... escorted all the way down to Holiday Isle by MDPD's motor unit! :lol: No cagers allowed to cut in 8)

There are the bars/restaurants at Holiday Isle/Islamorada, but last time, I went to the Islamorada Fish Market for lunch with some of the other guys. Some stayed around and went to Whalers Cove (on the other side of the bridge) when they opened (around 3 p.m.).

You're on your own for the ride back.

Some really cool bikes were there last year & a lot of great people.
 

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By the time we all head down, we'll probably be there by 8:30 a.m. or so. There's always one who straggles in at the last second.

By the way, cool avatar. What's the history behind it?
 

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Its a Tattoo i have on my upper back

The ancient Egyptian Eye of Horus or wedjat ('Whole One') is a powerful symbol of protection, and is also considered to confer wisdom, health and prosperity. Horus was one of the most important Egyptian gods, a sun-god represented as a falcon or with the head of a hawk, whose right eye was the sun and whose left eye was the moon. He was the son of Osiris (god of the underworld) and Isis (mother goddess). Osiris was slain by his own brother, the evil Set (jackal-headed god of night), and Horus fought Set to avenge his father's death, winning the battle but losing an eye in the process. The eye was restored by the magic of the god of wisdom and the moon, Thoth, and this allowed Horus to grant Osiris rebirth in the underworld. The Eye of Horus symbol was used in funerary rites and decoration, as instructed in the Egyptian Book of the Dead. After 1200 BC, it was also used by the Egyptians to represent fractions, based on repeated division by two.

As can be seen from the Egyptian tablet on the right, both the right and the left eyes of Horus were depicted by the ancient Egyptians. The wounding of the left eye served as a mythical explanation of the phases of the moon, and its magical restoration meant that the left was usually the one used as an amulet and considered to be the 'Eye of Horus'. The right eye is sometimes referred to as the 'Eye of Ra', the sun god, though often little distinction is made between the two eyes. A depiction of Horus as falcon-god of the sun is available in our article on the Ogdoad.

Variations of the Eye of Horus are often encountered, a notable case being the all-seeing eye in the Great Seal of the United States. The reverse of the Great Seal is shown below, followed by a detail of the Eye symbol that completes the pyramid.
 

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Awesome concise and succinct explanation and history lesson. It's refreshing to me that someone actually knows the history and facts behind the symbolic meaning of an art form or tattoo they have.

Too many times I see someone with a tattoo or work of art and they can't explain it other than to say, "Uuhh, I du know ... but it looks cool, right? It's like some tribal band design thing that means great warrior they said." :roll: How many people have Chinese or Japanese letters that they honestly have no idea what they really mean? Yep.

I remember a civil case a few years ago where a tattoo artist in California was sued because he (of Chinese descent) was tattooing Anglo guys with various phrases that meant "pu$$y" or "b!tch", etc. in Chinese characters and they did not mean "mighty warrior" or other powerful macho meaning as advertised. :oops: I actually found it comical. :lol: Ignorance is not bliss. :wink:
 

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lmao thats hilarious,

well after several years of researching tattoos, i came across that egyptian symbol, and after studying it, i decided that it was going to be my first tattoo.
That definition i gave you was just from a site i found, but it accurately describes my tattoo.
There is alot more meaning to it, like the eye f the underworld etc.. but thats a whole different lecture.

It also ment back in history a from of Math, where each peice of the eye was a fraction, pretty interestin if you ask me.
Heres a little more info, sorry im really really big in egyptian religion
When worn as jewelry fashioned of gold, silver, lapis, wood, porcelain, or carnelian the eye served to ensure safety, protect health, and provide the wearer with wisdom and prosperity; it was called the "all-seeing Eye." Other attributes associated with it are terror and wrath; some myths tell that the eye seems to assume a personality of its own, swooping down from the sky to right wrongs. The latter attributes appear to come from the legend that after the eye was torn out by Seth, it was restored by Isis, and thence symbolized security of kingship, perfection and protection against the evil influence of Seth. A.G.H.
 

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That's cool. I had a world religions class back in college and it dealt heavily with Egyptian beliefs and gods. It is a very interesting culture. I have always enjoyed the various historical and mythical stories/legends of the Greek and Egyptian cultures.

Next time you see a tribal band/design tattoo'd on a guy ask him if he know where it's from/what it means/etc. Bet you 10:1 he is clueless. :wink:
 

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Cool. Now you'll have to have 2 avatars by your name. :wink:
 

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Ed the Head said:
I'm all for a South FL group ride, but that weekend is a nogo for me. I think to organize a group thing where there is any participation to speak of, we'd need to set a date about two months out to get everyone on the same page. Hate to say it, but for as many folks as correspond here, there ain't alot of riding together goin' on. :( I think the term is apathy.

I belong to a riding club that usually has a ride planned evey weekend. If I had to wait for the South FL VTXriders to plan a ride.......well, actually I'm still waiting. :roll:
Maybe if is was the VTX Riders Association instead of Owners Association there would be more people on the road instead of the Keyboard.
 

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:shock: :shock: :shock: How true. :!: And for all the great weather lately ... I'll bet those dudes up north would give up some chrome for half the chances we have with our weather to ride. :oops:
 
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I have been out of town for a few days and just saw the post about the ride. Have not registered. Can you just show up and register?

Mike
 
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