Each and every member of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club, a kind of anti-motorcycle club, should regularly pray a prayer of thanks that this is no longer, oh say, 1979. You know. Back in the day. Before CSI and DNA.
The club seems to delight in provoking the members of other motorcycle clubs that wear a three-piece patch. It may simply be that the club attracts men who are flamboyantly neurotic, as Richard Simmons and Perez Hilton are flamboyantly gay. It is also possible that the Iron Order is a club of agents provocateur acting on behalf of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and that the club exists largely to create some future RICO case. Maybe these guys have just gotten a bad rep.
This page mostly ignores the Iron Order because they are not really members of the motorcycle club world and they don’t make much news. But sometimes the club does something, or appears to have done something, that The Aging Rebel can’t ignore
This week, club president Ray “Izod” Lubesky may have, in anticipation of this week’s Laconia motorcycle rally, sent Laconia, New Hampshire Police Chief Christopher Adams the following email. The email has been slightly edited to eliminate the most annoying syntax and grammatical errors.
Dear Chief Adams Laconia PD
I represent a law-abiding motorcycle club called the Iron Order MC. I would like to inform you that we will be attending Bike Week in your city this week. We do not support any outlaw motorcycle clubs (1%ers) or abide by their protocol which has caused many problems for our club. We just ask, as free Americans, to be able to ride and be left alone. This is why I am contacting you. I am requesting your assistance. While there, if we encounter any problems with other clubs, can you assist us when we call upon you? Just keep an eye out for the protection of our members. We do our best in security but 1%ers are lowlife, dirty scum who will do anything to harm us. We will cooperate with all law enforcement. Unlike traditional clubs, we will testify when called upon. We will stay only in populated areas where there are witnesses.
If you would like we can have our legal department contact you. The person in charge of our legal department is John Whitfield. Our local person in charge is Craig Carbal. His road name while in Laconia will be Playboy. Once again, we thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Izod – International President of the Iron Order MC
The email seems to have first appeared publically on a Facebook page titled IOMC SUCKS WORLD WIDE II.
Copies of the email have been sent to this page by members of brand name motorcycle clubs who seem to take the letter seriously and are alarmed by it. That makes the email newsworthy whether Izod Lubesky wrote it or not. Some widely respected people think he did.
The Aging Rebel thinks the email is probably a hoax. But, it is a plausible hoax. This page has seen other documents verifiably written by Lubesky including a memorandum written to members in 2011 following a dustup between the Iron Order and the Bandidos in which the Iron Order President stated “We will cooperate with LE and we will prosecute. We will take all steps necessary to protect ourselves and go on down the road.”
Whoever wrote the email to Chief Adams seems to have seen that memo, too.