We get mail

Among my recent emails is one from the Loners Motorcycle Club, who aren’t so happy about recent publicity about the Outlaws expanding in Ontario. There’s a bit a tense history between the Loners and Outlaws in Ontario. It goes like this: The Loners came into being in 1979, founded jointly by Frank (Cisco) Lenti and Jimmy Raso. Lenti and Raso each joined the Satan’s Choice in the early 1970s, then patched over to the Outlaws in 1977, along with several other Choice members. When Lenti had a falling out with the Outlaws, he quit the club, followed by Raso. Not long after that, they started up the Rebels in Toronto and then switched the club to King City, north of Toronto, and called it the Loners.

A Loners emailer tells me the club still has members in Canada, the U.S., Italy and Spain. The club lost members – including Wayne Kellestine and Boxer Muscedere – to the ill-fated Bandidos expansion, but it still retained a core, especially in York Region north of Toronto. “We’re not going anywhere,” the Loner emailed me.

Don Norris, part of the original Satan’s Choice in Ontario, also sent me a note recently. Norris was with the Choice back in the 1950s, even before Bernie Guindon came on the scene and I enjoyed his recently published book, Riding With Attitude. I’m repeating his joke here, with apologies to blonde readers:

A blind cowboy finds his way into an all-girl biker bar, sits on a bar stool, and order himself a shot of Jack Daniels.

After sitting there for awhile, he yells over to the bartender, “Hey, you wanna hear a blonde joke?”

The bar immediately falls absolutely silent.

In a very deep, husky voice, the woman next to him say, “Before you tell that joke, I think it’s only fair, given that you are blind, that you should know five things:

“1. The bartender is a blonde girl with a baseball bat.

“2. The bouncer is a blonde girl.

“3. I’m a 6-foot-tall, 175-lb blonde woman with a black belt in karate.

“4. The woman sitting next to me is blonde and a professional weight lifter.

“5. The lady to your right is blonde and a professional wrestler.

“Now seriously think about it. Do you still wanna tell that blonde joke?”

The blind cowboy thinks about it for a second, shakes his head and mutters, “No… not if I’m gonna have to explain it five times.”

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