A Good Helmet?

September 28th, 2014

Maybe we should explore the basic purpose of wearing a good helmet. Remember, you want one that is Snell or DOT approved. Just purchasing some nifty novelty helmet will not suffice. A bad helmet can do severe damage and can be just as dangerous as not wearing one at all.

There are helmets out there that varies to accommodate all types of preferences. Whether you like full face, three-quarter, or half-shells. There are quite a number to select from. They even have full face helmets that convert to three-quarter, which is very cool.

Regardless of the style you choose, your helmet has tree basic components: The outer shell, the energy-absorbing liner, and the interior padding. The outer shell is typically made from a resin/fiber composite (kevlar, carbon fiber, or fiberglass) or molded thermoplastic (polycarbonate). The interior padding provided comfort around your head and face. The liner, however, is of great importance. The liner is comprised of expanded polystyrene, which is much like you would find on the inside of a beverage cooler or like a foam coffee cup. When your helmet impacts against a surface, i.e. a road or curb, the hard outer shell stops instantly, protecting from abrasion and/or penetration of sharp objects. On the inside of the helmet, your head keeps going until it collides with the liner. At this point, the design of the liner is intended to bring your head to a gentle stop, and prevent brain injury.

Naturally, your choice of helmet plays a huge role in how effective it will be in case of an accident. Do not skimp. There is an old joke about a ten-dollar helmet being fine if that is all you think your head is worth. It’s cliche, but has a lot of truth to it. Please invest in a good helmet, which will provide you with good protection. Even if you do think that your head is only worth Ten dollars, there may be someone out there who places a lot more value on it. If you won’t do it for yourself, please do it for them.

Also, please be aware tat helmets have a shelf life. Really!!! The polystyrene liner breaks down with age, and loses its integrity. The very longest you should keep a helmet is 4-5 years. The better approach is to replace it every 2 years, to be absolutely certain. It’s good “insurance” for keeping your head safe. For those of you who have older helmets, even though you find them comfortable, be aware that at a certain point, they are more effective as a flower pot or an ashtray.

Also, if you drop your helmet, it’s done. Kaput. Over. That drop compromises the liner, even though the outer shell may appear unscathed. Don’t try to talk yourself into thinking: “it didn’t hit that hard”. You don’t want to find out the hard way that it lost its ability to protect you.

Memorial Run for our Fallen Brothers

September 6th, 2014

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On 8/13/14, we rode for our Fallen Brothers. They were husbands, fathers, sons, brothers, and friends. We will ALWAYS honor those that are not here physically. May we NEVER forget them. They all had taught us a valuable lesson, for they paid the ultimate price. Forever in our hearts and minds. I AM MY BROTHER’S KEEPER!!!

“Those we love don’t go away. They walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed.”- Mhar

From The Street Soldiers- THANK YOU

May 19th, 2014

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Thank you State Road Nine Street Riderz, Up-Front Ryderz Miami MC, Ninety-Five South MC, Zero Tolerance MC, Zero Tolerance SC PalmBeach, Miami Ruff Ryders, Rez Dawgz MC, Florida Burners MC, Midnight Club Reapers MC, Island Rydarz, Top Gunz MC, One Fist MC, Ghost Face Riders, South Side Riders MC, Xtreme Legendz, FLNY Ryders, 305 Soul SoulReal MC, Sinners MC, Independent Riders, Friends and Families for coming out and showing your support at The Street Soldiers Annual Party last week. Great times with great peeps. Much L&R. We only live once in this Lifestyle. Live it to the fullest!!! I AM MY BROTHER’S KEEPER!!!

First Through the Door: State Road Nine Street Riderz
Slow Race: FLNY
Most Repped: Ghost Face Riders
All the kids received gift bags

Until the next party….

Street Soldiers 9th Annual Food Drive

December 8th, 2013

Please join us while we help those in need during this holiday season. Feeding South Florida is the largest of the 9 Feeding America food banks in the state of Florida. We’ll be collecting dry perishable items, can goods, and cash. 100% of the proceeds goes to them. Location: Winn Dixie off I-95 just SE of Hallandale Beach Blvd. between 11:00am-2:00pm. Let’s show our community that we care for one another. We are our BROTHER’S KEEPER!!!

Hurricane Season is here! Time to think about getting ready!

June 8th, 2013

As with every season, I hope that we are left alone by mother nature but don’t count on it. Better to be prepared than sorry. Take a look over your home/condo/auto insurance policies, inventory your possessions, make arrangements for pets, make sure you have medication refills etc…Make sure that you have your insurance documents copied and in a safe place. Back up your home computers as well. Bottom line; BE PREPARED. Remember, after a storm, CASH is king so make sure you have cash on hand!

BE SAFE OUT THERE!!!

Happy New Year from The Street Soldiers

December 31st, 2012

Here’s wishing everyone a New Year filled with health, happiness, and prosperity.

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Thank you from Street Soldiers

May 24th, 2012

We would like to thank all the family members, clubs, and independent riders for supporting us at our 7th Annual Party Paintball Championship. It was alot of fun playing “The Real Call of Duty” . Congratulations to those that received plaques:

1st thru the door - Island Rydaz
Furthest Distance - Up-Front Ryders MC
Most Repped - Zero Tolerance MC
Watermelon Contest AKA Paintball Championship - Zero Tolerance MC

Street Soldiers presents: 7th Annual Paintball Championship

April 20th, 2012

This is no XJunk or PS3 game. This is the Real Life Call of Duty. If you got what it takes, Lock & Load.

May 12, 2012
Time: 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Food, Music, Games, 50/50 Raffle

Plaques for:
1st thru the door
Most Repped
Furthest Distance
Paintball Tournament

Presidents & Vice-Presidents: FREE
$10.00 Members $15 Non-Members
Kids under 18 free
(Entry includes 1 free meal with soda or water)

Please contact President-Coach, Vice President- Newbs

Location: Bigshot Paintball Fields
14120 SW 142 Street
Miami, FL 33186

To play paintball, it cost $25.00 Per Person (not including entry fee)- This gives you a wristband to play, paintball gun, tank, loader, mask, & 500 rounds. Team of 12 to enter the tournament.

There will also be a Kid Zone with bounce houses and face painting.

Hope to see you guys there!!!

Thank You Street Soldiers

November 24th, 2011

These past few months, we had been busy in the streets of South Florida. From helping out-of-towners durning the Memorial Week to supporting charities and club events. The Holiday Season is here so pay attention to your surroundings, ride within your limits, and make it to your destination safely.

Memorial Week 5/25/11 - 5/30/11

May 12th, 2011

Memorial Week is appoarching and you know what that means. There will be a lot of clubs from out of state to enjoy the sunny South Florida Lifestyle. Some like food, others maybe entertainment. Then there are those that wants to ride thru The Black Hole or Dark Side of the Moon. There will be plenty of parties and hang outs durning the week.

Remember, as residents of FL, we need to let them know our state rules. Let’s show them how we do this.