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Tips to get you through this weeks Extreme Heat

With the extremely high temperatures predicted for this week in Michigan it seemed like a good time to do a little research on what to do to prevent heat related illness and how to treat it.

Many local Recreations centers are opening up their air conditioned facilities to those who do not have air conditioning or have lost power. In addition to Rec. Centers many libraries and other city buildings are also offering a place to cool off. If you don’t live near an open city building you can also cool off in local stores and malls while you “window” shop 🙂

Below are a few highlights from and article I found on the CDC’s website. Below is a link to the full article that has LOTS of helpful information on how to prevent and treat the many heat related illnesses. You can also call your city hall to get more information on public cooling centers.

  • Elderly people (65 years and older), infants and children and people with chronic medical conditions are more prone to heat stress.
  • Air-conditioning is the number one protective factor against heat-related illness and death. During conditions of extreme heat, spend time in locations with air-conditioning such as shopping malls, public libraries, or public health sponsored heat-relief shelters in your area.
  • Get informed. Listen to local news and weather channels or contact your local public health department during extreme heat conditions for health and safety updates
  • Drink cool, nonalcoholic beverages and increase your fluid intake, regardless of your activity level.


Click Here to read the Complete Article that explains the signs, symptoms and treatment for the many heat related illnesses.

 

Stealthy Black Victory Police Motorcycle on Patrol in Pasadena, Texas & Lenexa, Kansas

Watch your speed when driving around Pasadena, Texas, and Lenexa, Kansas, or you might meet a fellow Victory Rider – with a badge….

If you’re riding in Pasadena, Texas, a suburb just southeast of Houston, don’t zip past a beautiful black Cross Country and think “Hmmm, that’s a unique trunk.”

That trunk might actually be a mobile office box on a Commander I model, a custom-equipped bike from Victory Police Motorcycles.

The Pasadena [Texas] Police Department recently took delivery of Victory Police Motorcycles, and its first bike is this stealthy black model with minimal department graphics.

So if you’re driving near Pasadena, Texas, watch your speed and watch for an extremely handsome high-performance police bike – a Victory Police Motorcycle.

You’ll also see new Victory Police Motorcycles on the streets of Lenexa, Kansas. Details are below, under the Pasadena bike photos.

http://www.polarisindustries.com/en-us/Victory-Motorcycles/Experience/Pages/000PasTx1.aspx

5th Annual All-Victory Iron Butt Takes Riders from Minnesota to St. Louis and Back

 Twelve Victory Riders completed the fifth annual All-Victory Iron Butt with a ride from Minnesota to St. Louis and back – in under 24 hours.


One day, 13,116 miles.

That’s the mileage a dozen Victory riders rolled up on June 25-26 on the 5th Annual All-Victory Iron Butt Ride. The group, led by Iron Butt veterans Greg Moe and Connie Gabrick, completed a Saddle Sore 1,000 by riding over 1,000 miles in under 24 hours.

The Victory Riders started in Lakeville, Minnesota, before sun-up on Saturday, June 25, and followed the Avenue of the Saints, a set of highways that connect St. Paul, Minnesota, with St. Louis. They rode to St. Louis, fought through heavy Saturday afternoon traffic to reach the Gateway Arch, then made the return trip to Minnesota.

The group got hammered by rain once while southbound in Iowa, and once more while headed north near the Missouri-Iowa state line. But they endured the rain, the sweltering humidity of St. Lou, fatigue and darkness to complete the 1,093-mile ride. Every Victory motorcycle on the ride delivered the outstanding performance riders have come to expect from a Victory.

The bikes on the ride included a Touring Cruiser, a few Vegases, a Vegas Jackpot, four Cross Countrys, a Victory Vision, a 10th Anniversary Victory Vision, and a Kingpin.

Here is one Cross Country rider’s ride data:

• Miles ridden: 1,093 miles
• Time: 21 hours, 27 minutes
• Average fuel economy: 48.4 mpg
• Average speed: 65.1 mph

That’s an impressive average speed considering the group spent considerable time crawling through heavy traffic in the heart of St. Louis near the Arch. On the open road, the group made, ahem, excellent time on their Victorys.

On a Victory, riding an Iron Butt is easy. The hard part is compiling and submitting all the data required for the Iron Butt Association to certify the feat.

To learn about next year’s All-Victory Iron Butt Ride, watch the forums on the Twin Cities Victory Riders website.

http://www.polarisindustries.com/en-us/Victory-Motorcycles/Experience/Pages/000AVIB2011.aspx

5th Annual Bumpers, Bikes and Bands Festival this Sunday!

The Old Village Association will be presenting their 5th Annual Bumpers, Bikes and Bands Festival this Sunday from noon to 5:00 p.m. The events will take place on Starkweather and Liberty Streets in Plymouth’s Old Village area. There will be free entertainment including Steve King and the Dittilies as well as show bikes and classic cars. There will be family fun events and Segway demos and rides. For complete information on the event check out their web site at www.oldvillageplymouth.com.

Drivers in the area can expect that Starkweather Avenue between the Railroad Tracks (Station 885) and Farmer Street will be closed on Sunday, July 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. In addition, Liberty Street between Mill and Starkweather will be closed during the same time period.

http://mi-plymouth.civicplus.com/list.aspx?MID=1829

Don’t miss Roy w/Dick Scott Collision & Auto Glass @ 17th Annual Car Show by the Williamston Eagles

The Williamston Eagles are hosting their 17th annual car show Tomorrow, Saturday, July 16. Registration starts at 11 a.m. and the show starts at 1 p.m.

The Eagles are once again serving their famous pulled pork sandwiches and grilled seasoned chicken leg quarters at family friendly prices. Car show entries receive a free meal. Great music by the Sea Cruisers.

Also, put your money on a duck in the car show Red Cedar duck derby. Cash bar and silent charity auction, too. This year’s event is sponsored by Dick Scott Collision and Auto Glass in Fowlerville.

The Eagles Club is located at 835 High Street in Williamston.

Don’t miss our Customer Appreciation Cook-Out TOMORROW in our New Location in Livonia!!

July 16th, 2011 Customer Appreciation Cook-Out 11am-5pm @ Dick Scott's Classic Motorcycles!

Now is the perfect time to Test Drive a New Chrysler 200!!!

Starting TODAY, July 14th, 2011, the first 20 people to Test Drive a New Chrysler 200 at Dick Scott Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Plymouth will receive 2 Grandstand Tickets for “The United States Navy Blue Angels Air Show “at Willow Run Airport. These tickets can be used on either July 23rd or 24th*.

 *One test-drive per household, driver must be 18 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license. Employees of Dick Scott Automotive Group and their family members are not eligible.

Victory Challenges High-Ball Riders to Be Among the First to 1,000 Miles on Their New Bobbers

Victory has begun shipping the new Hall-Ball, so now it’s time to ride. Fists up for the ‘Victory High-Ball Road to 1,000 Challenge”!


Fists up, High-Ball riders!

The all-attitude, no-frills new bobber from Victory is rolling off the assembly line and powering across America as riders take the “Victory High-Ball Road to 1,000 Challenge.”

The first 50 riders to log 1,000 miles on the new High-Ball will receive a set of limited-edition “Victory High-Ball Road to 1,000 Challenge” badges for their engine covers. These badges will not be available at retail. Riders will have to earn them with at least 1,000 miles of fist in the air, wind in the face riding.

“High-Ball owners live to ride, so they’re going to put some quick miles on these new bikes,” said Victory General Manager Steve Menneto. “They’ll have to stop long enough to shoot photos for the High-Ball Road to 1,000 Challenge, but you can bet they’ll be back on the road in no time.”

To score the limited-edition engine cover badges, a rider must be among the first 50 High-Ball owners to submit a photo of the bike’s odometer showing at least 1,000 miles, and a photo of the owner with the bike. Complete details about the Victory High-Ball Road to 1,000 Challenge are available on the Victory website: www.victorymotorcycles.com.

These riders will also receive recognition on the “Road to 1,000 Wall of Fame” on the Victory website, and in Victory Rider magazine, which is mailed to over 50,000 Victory enthusiasts.

The new High-Ball was introduced in January and production of the new model began in early April at the Victory Final Assembly Facility in Spirit Lake, Iowa. This is the plant where every Victory motorcycle has been assembled since the first bike rolled off the line on July 4, 1998.

The High-Ball is a bobber-inspired model that is short on frills and long on attitude. It’s got throwback elements such as spoked wheels, whitewall tires and the signature ape hanger handlebars. It also has modern Victory performance from premium brakes and the powerful Victory Freedom® 106/6 V-Twin. This drivetrain features a 106-ci engine and a 6-speed transmission with true overdrive. The engine produces 97 hp and 113 ft-lb of torque.

Learn More at the Victory High-Ball Website
For complete details about the new Victory High-Ball, as well as photos and videos about the bike’s development, and a Victory dealer locator, visit www.victoryhighball.com.

http://www.polarisindustries.com/en-us/Victory-Motorcycles/Experience/Pages/001kHBall.aspx

Former Detroit Lion Coaches at Northville High School

Dewayne White has spent a lot of time on football fields in the course of his life.

This year is no different. Well, maybe a little different.

White, who played in the National Football League for seven years, the final three with the Detroit Lions, will be donning a Northville Mustangs hat this fall.

An inside linebackers coach for Northville, White, 31, got his first taste of action during football camp this week.

“They’re full of energy and excitement, to say the least, the kids are, so I think it’s going to be a good year,” White said.

“This is what I love. I love being out here. I’ll pick the pads up and every once in a while I want to hit the bags like I used to. It’s like a habit. I love teaching kids the things that I know. I try to explain it in depth and give them a 360-degree view of the whole game.”

White and his wife, Melissa, settled in Northville when he left the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to join the Lions in 2007.

“I have four kids and this is a good family neighborhood and a great school system,” White said. “And there’s a great sense of community also.”

White co-owns a real estate business, Re/Max Dream Properties, in downtown Northville. And Northville High School happens to be about two minutes from White’s house, a convenience that helped make coaching possible.

“With the newborn, I wanted to kind of stay close to the house, so this kind of fit both parameters of coaching and staying close to the house,” White said.

“I’m coming along, learning names and learning each individual’s strengths and weaknesses. It’s a learning process. You have to remember some of the kids have never played football or just have one year. You’ve got to keep your mind on what their knowledge of the game is also.”

Northville head coach Matt Ladach said he got a phone call recently from athletic director Bryan Masi, who said a former NFL player living in the community was interested in joining the program.

“I talked on the phone with Dewayne and we sat down and met and I was very impressed, very impressed just from the onset,” Ladach said. “He’s a tremendous character guy. We’re fortunate to (get him on our staff) and we’re glad he’s diving in head first.”

Ladach said White will be receiving a small stipend for his services and will be working closely with Darrel Schumacher, who is the co-defensive coordinator and outside linebackers coach.

“It’s been fun, he’s really a positive influence and a positive man,” Schumacher said. “He is such a family man and really dedicated to his family and that’s why he’s staying with us. It’s a great place for kids to grow up and that’s why he’s sticking his roots in. He wants to be part of the community and I think that’s great.”

White has made a good impression on the student-athletes as well.

“It’s pretty awesome,” junior David Borthwick said. “He’s a really good coach. He knows what he’s working on and he’s doing a great job so far. I like him a lot.”

“It’s a privilege to work with somebody so experienced,” added junior Grant Miller.

White was drafted by Tampa Bay in the second round in the 2003 NFL draft. He played four seasons with the Buccaneers before signing with the Lions in 2007. White struggled with injuries in 2009 with the Lions and was cut in March of 2010.

“You’ve got to know when your time’s up and be able to move on,” White said. “I love it. I wish I could’ve played another year, but everything happens for a reason, I believe.

“This was the time for me to move on and really help some kids develop as men, help them grow as young men and help them with their football careers.”

White, whose children range in age from 8 years old to six weeks, said he and his wife thought about leaving Michigan when he was released from the Lions.

“The thing was we had already established ourselves within our community,” he said. “To have the kids leave their friends, they have a bunch of friends … I grew up with the same friends all my life and we’d like to give our kids the same opportunity that my wife and I both had growing up in the same area.

“So we just decided to do that. We didn’t feel there were going to be any benefits moving back, starting over, new house, new neighbors, when we’re at a good comfort level already.”

http://northville.patch.com/articles/former-detroit-lion-coaches-at-northville-high-school

Thunder over Michigan Air Show 2011

Come on out to this years Thunder over Michigan Air Show at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, Michigan!

This years show is Saturday and Sunday, July 23rd & 24th!
Kids under 15 ARE FREE!! Get your Tickets at www.YankeeAirMuseum.org.

Featuring the United States Navy Blue Angels, US Air Force F16, WWII Battle Reinactments, Kids Play area and MORE!

Brought to you by Dick Scott Automotive Group ~ www.DickScott.com