of the foundation of the MCBDA.
I cannot remember anymore the right date, but, in the Atalaia
Newsgroup, a Masonic group at the Internet, a chat was going on
about several subjects, and, one day, one Bro.’. send a message
about motorcycles. We have made then, some message exchange in the
Atalaia Newsgroup, when the moderator, Bro.’. Edson Fernando
gave us the idea of opening a group only for motorcycling with the
name “Bodes do Asfalto” (Tarmac Goats), that would be a virtual Motorcycle Club
with brethren from all over Brasil.
gave us the idea, opened the group and in a little amount of time
we already were several brethren discussing the subject and
exchanging experiences about trips.
we chose a logo and opened the site, that in the beginning had the
address http://www.geocities.com/bodesdoasfalto and later http://www.bodesdoasfalto.com.br
(but not so suddenly) we had groups in several points of Brasil,
gathering not only virtually, but, now live and in colors.
just have to comment that great groups, great fraternities, begin
in this way: with a great idea.
Edson Fernando Sobrinho had this great idea, put it in practice,
and the result was really a success!
fraternal hug from a road Bro.’.
Clube BODES DO ASFALTO
01st, august, 2003 in Feira de Santana - Bahia - Brasil
Coordination: Edson Fernando S Sobrinho
initial idea was to the group to be “virtual”, but why
would be and it was initially planned to support the motorcycle
Masonic brethren that would travel and in the course, in case of
needing help, if they should not know anybody, not even the
brethren of our Order in the cities.
this philosophy, our “Virtual Motorcycle Club” should approach
through fraternity the motorcycle brethren with the brethren of
the cities in his pathway.
imagine that in that time we had not the dimension that this tiny
little gesture would become a great organization.
08/01/2003 to the appearing of our group in 10/24/2003, the
contacts were made through the Atalaia Masonic Group, that is the
forum to discuss Masonic subjects.
the creation of an exclusive group, only for motorcycle Masonic
brethren, the movement began to get power and beauty, that is
reinforced with a little history I will tell you.
joined the group in 12/21/2003, with two purposes: first, to
follow the movement of motorcycle masons in Brasil, and also to
virtually support the Bro.’. Édison, my thrice Bro.’., from
masonry, from blood and from motorcycling, in his lonely adventure
to Fortaleza, because it would be 10.000 km of roads in 20 days.
is worth remembering that when I inscribe myself in the list, we
were shy and decided 18 associates, and with the passing time, and
the growth of the movement, we pass now (04/06/2006) to 364
trip of Bro.’. Édison from Campinas-Fortaleza-Campinas was
followed in this group from 12/26/2003 to 01/14/2004 with daily
reports and with support of all masons of Brasil, reports that he
opportunely made himself. I confess that I became marveled with
the support, dedication and daily commitments received of these
lonely and strong 18 associates. In this moment I saw that our
group would become a very strong a fraternal and would make a
difference in the para-Masonic movement.
my understanding, this was our great first challenge of
articulation in national level, always having as a commander and
maestro our beloved, valuable and dreamer, Bro.’. Edson Sobrinho
who gave us total support in our trip.
– it happened when Bro.’. Édison passed through Feira de
Santana and should meet the Bro.’. Edson Sobrinho, despite all
the efforts of the two they ended up without meeting in person,
because the trip was totally planned and routed.
– it happened in 01/07/2004, when I announced to Brasil (18
brethren) that Bro.’. Édison would pass through Recife and
would make a meeting in Warrior Tent of Bro.’. Túlio. From this
day on, the Warrior Tent was known by the “goats” and became
an official meeting point of the Bodes do Asfalto in any Brasil
– As we know that in this life nothing happens without a reason,
in our recently created group in the message number 13
(10/25/2003), our Bro.’. Vicente Soares from Guarujá-SP
announces for the first time a link of a brazilian motorcycle club
point to us, a club that would become our “best man” in the São
Paulo Motorcycling Federation – the Motorcycle Club “Motors
Campinas Faction was founded in 04/24/2004 with the participation
of 9 brethren and it is considered the first faction of “Bodes
do Asfalto” in Brasil, having as coordination the Bro.’. Eduardo
Motorcycle Club is not:
of the Lodge
not follow the hierarchy of Masonry
not follow the seriousness of a lodge
is not a place for discussion Lodge matters
what we are:
are a communication channel between masons x motorcycle masons x
motorcyclers in general
are citizens of exemplar social behavior and good habits.
are citizens that preserve the Masonic teachings.
are brothers in Masonry and in Motorcycling.
preserve.......... Freedom, Equality, Fraternity
........................ and the Motorcycle!
Translated by Bro.’.
Paulo Jurza, M.’.M.’., C.’.K.’.H.’., Orient of Belo
Horizonte, MG, Brasil