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I’d like to start off by saying a big THANK YOU
to all riders for everything you all do throughout the
year to help people in need. Since 2007, we’ve been
dedicating our October issues to the men & women
who ride motorcycles or trikes to participate in charity
events, raising money or collecting necessary items
for individuals or organizations that need assistance. If
you’ve ever taken a good look at our calendar of events
at any given time of the year, you’ll see mostly events
that are being held to help someone or a special cause.
From Grandpa Joe who broke his leg & can’t pay his
medical bills to Breast Cancer awareness & sending
packages to our troops overseas, the reasons for giving
are infnite. Collectively, all of the events that are held,
for whatever reason or cause, total millions of dollars in
contributions each year to help others. The unselfsh
generosity & giving hearts of those who ride for charity
is immeasurable. I’ve always believed in giving credit
where credit is due & although you may give without
asking for anything in return, we just want you all to
know that your efforts & deep pockets to contribute do
not go unnoticed.
We have some very special advertisers who have
helped to sponsor this issue and make it possible for
us to design our annual collage of pictures for the front
cover representing our motorcycle communities. Their
logos can be found on our front cover & their ads inside
are designed with our sponsor emblem. Many Thanks
to ALL of our advertisers and Motorcycle Friendly
businesses for being a part of this issue. We can only
hope that other businesses & the general public will
take notice of our message from this issue & join us
in celebrating “RIDER APPRECIATION MONTH” by
offering some sort of “Thank You” to riders during the
month of October.
Enjoy all of the beautiful colors that mother nature
has on display this month for your riding pleasure…it’s
always spectacular! We hope that you all stay well &
stay safe on the road always.
THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO! THIS ONE’S FOR YOU!
Happy Trails to you, until we meet again next month….
Peace
Kelly
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Calendar Of Events............................................4
Proud To Be An American..............................8
Hot Shots..............................................................12
NCOM News Bytes..........................................22
Clubs & Organizations..................................23
On Eagle’s Wings.............................................25
The Joker’s Wild..............................................26
Biker Friendly Directory..............................32
Advertisers Index..........................................36
CONTENTS
On The Cover
October Is
Rider Appreciation
Month
EDITOR’S LETTER
Oct 6th
3rd Annual Lupus Poker Run – Fredericksburg, VA
All welcome!! $10 per person, sign in starts at 10am. All proceeds
go to the Lupus Research Institute, best hand wins--door prizes
too! Come join us for good times and great friends! Location:
Renegade Classics, 316 White Oak rd, Fredericksburg Va 22405
Oct 6th
Departure Bike Works 40th Anniversary Open House –
Richmond, VA Come celebrate 40 great years in the motorcycle biz!
Vendors welcome! Live Music, Food & Drinks, Great Sales & Much
more! 5216 Hull Street, Richmond, VA 23224, (804) 231-0244
Oct 7th
Dirt Drags @ Slades Park – Surry, VA
Gates open 9 a.m. Admission $15, kids under 10 not racing are
FREE. Free vendor setup - please call 1st. Trophies & Cash-All
Classes. Top Fuel at it’s Best-Pro Gas/Dirt Bikes. No Colors - No
Glass - No Dogs!!! For info call Joe Brookman (804)221-3959 or
email trufmejo@aol.com. Rain date October 14th
Oct 7th
11th Annual Suffolk Swamp Roar – Suffolk, VA
A scenic 80 mile ride around the perimeter of the Great Dismal
Swamp in conjunction with the Suffolk Peanut Fest. $20 per
participant includes T-shirt & VIP reception. Staging at 9am;
Depart at 10:30am. Suffolk Executive Airport, (757) 514-4130 for
information. Registration form is available at Suffolk-Fun.com. Pre-
Registration is strongly encouraged to ensure the proper number
of meals and t-shirts are ordered.
Oct 13th
Motorcycle Run for Travis Mills and Virginia Wounded Warriors
Program – Prince George & Richmond, VA Motorcycle Run for
Travis Mills and Virginia Wounded Warriors Program. Army Staff
Sergeant Travis Mills of the 82nd Airborne was on his third tour
of duty in Afghanistan when he was critically injured on April 10th
by an IED while on patrol, losing portions of both legs and both
arms. He is only the fourth quadruple amputee, from the wars in
Iraq and Afghanistan, to survive his injuries. Thanks to his amazing
strength, courage, and incredible will to live, the heroic actions of
the men in his unit and prayers of thousands, Travis has returned
to Walter Reed Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland where he is on the
road to recovery. Every day Travis continues to astound friends and
family with his progress and his amazing spirit. SSG Travis Mills is
a genuine American Hero, and for his incredible sacrifce, we are
forever in his debt. The Beneft will start at Colonial Harley Davidson
1701 Temple Pkwy. Prince George, VA at 10:00 a:m the bikes will
leave at 11:00 a:m going to Quaker Steak and Lube 8000 W. Broad
St. Richmond, VA There will be a 50/50, Auction, Live Music and
much more! The cost is: $35.00 a bike with a free t-shirt. $15.00
per passenger on back of motorcycle. $20.00 per car. Registration
starts at 9:00 a:m. If you are interested in participating or supporting
this great fundraiser, please send an e-mail (keimsgirl68@aol.com)
or contact Susan Keim directly (804)-898-0356. Colonial Harley
Davidson 1701 Temple Pkwy. Prince George, VA at 10:00 a:m the
bikes will leave at 11.
Oct 13th
Iron Skullz MC Third Annual Boys and Girls Club Poker Run –
Gloucester, VA Iron Skullz MC Third annual Gloucester/ Mathews
Boys and Girls Club Poker Run. Starting at Cruisers Sports Bar and
Grill 4938 George Washington Memorial Highway Hayes VA. 804-
693-6246. Registration begins at 10 a.m. All kickstands up by 1130
a.m. From cruisers Go 17 south to Jauns Mexican cafe and Cantina
2310 George Washington Memorial Highway Gloucester Point
Virginia.804-642-5401. From Jauns Ride to Sunset Grill In Deltaville
Virginia 16197 General Puller Highway 804-776-8803. From
Sunset Ride to Sandpiper Reef In Mathews Virginia 342 misty Cove
Road.Haliford VA 804-725-3331 And then back to Gloucester To
SAVE YOUR DATE!!! IS YOUR EVENT IN OUR CALENDAR???
If not, submit it on the Events page of our website
www.thunderroads-virginia by the 15th of the month so it will make
it into the next issue. We need events submitted as far in advance
as possible so that others can be respectful of the date that you’ve
chosen for yours.
ONGOING EVENTS
BIKER CHURCH SERVICES
Freedom Biker Church Virginia Beach
1080 Aragona Blvd. (Haygood area of VA Beach)
Virginia Beach, Va. 23455
757-333-2555
www.freedombikerchurchvabeach.com
HANGOUT TIME: SUNDAY@ 9:30AM
WORSHIP RALLY: SUNDAY@10:30AM
COME TO JESUS MEETING WEDNESDAY @7PM
Biker Church Service
Mechanicsville, MD Rushing Wind Ministry, 29025 Three Notch Rd.,
Mechanicsville, MD 20659, Gordon Bacon, Preacher, 240-577-0605,
bfcgordon@yahoo.com. Sunday service 10am -10:30am gathering and
fellowship with coffee and snacks. Wednesday Bible study 7pm-8:30. Friday
night bike night 6:30pm-10pm. Services are held every Sunday; Bible Study
held every Wednesday; Bike Night ever Friday Night.
Liberty Biker Church & Blessing of the Bikes
Isle of Wight County, VA Our focus is sharing the Word of God with the
motorcycle community, without all the preconceived ideas that you have to
dress a certain way or look like everyone else. For anyone who thinks you
have to ft in or be like everyone else, guess what: People can be different.
And so is Liberty Biker Church. Hang-around (social) time: 10 a.m. with
free donuts and coffee. Worship service: 11 a.m. with Christian rock band
Stronghold providing the church music. Our address is 17011 Courthouse
Hwy, Isle of Wight County, VA, contact is Pastor Jim Manner, (757) 376-3612
–We hold services every Sunday & we hold a Blessing of the Bikes the 1st
Sunday of each month.
Tidewater Motorcycles Chili Dog Social
EVERY TUESDAY Free Chili Dog’s every Tuesday at Tidewater Motorcycles.
4324 Godwin Blvd, Suffolk, VA 23434. visit www.tidewatermotorcycles.net for
EVENTS
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Damon and Company 7104 George Washington Memorial Highway
Gloucester Virginia.804-693-7218. There will be “Raffe Prizes” 50/50
Best and Worst Poker Hand. And live music Performed by Cheap
Whiskey And also Eric Firman. To make a donation Or any questions
Contact Rocker at 804-384-7975 or johnrockerreed4747@gmail.com.
Oct 13th
Extreme Illumination Open House – Enola, PA
Extreme Illumination is hosting an Open House to the community.
We are a leader in Customization of bikes & cars! So come join us in
a fun family event. There will be Live Music from Andrew Ruggiero.
Door Prizes, Free Food, & Vendors. “Extreme Illumination” Bikes will
be on display! Special Discounts on LED Lighting, Painting, Custom
Graphics. Join Us And See How You Can Go To The “Extreme!”
6842 Wertzville Road (Rear), Enola, PA 17025
Oct 20th
Third Annual Special Operations Warrior Foundation Kids
to College Poker Run – Virginia Beach, VA On SATURDAY, 20
OCTOBER 2012 The Viet Nam Vets / Legacy Vets Motorcycle
Club are sponsoring the Third Annual Special Operations Warrior
Foundation Kids to College Poker Run. The Special Operations
Warrior foundation provides full scholarship grants and educational
and family counseling to the surviving children of Special
Operations Personnel who die in operational or training missions
and immediate fnancial assistance to severely wounded special
operations personnel and their families. Registration will be from
10 to 11 am at Poppas Pub, 2105 Diamond Springs Road Virginia
Beach, VA 23455. Donation of $10.00 per Person is requested.
Extra hands available for $5.00. The last stop of the event will at
Grumpy’s Bar and Grill, 995 Providence Square Shopping Center
on the corner of Kempsville and Providence roads Virginia Beach,
VA 23464. At Grumpy’s Bar and Grill there will be door prizes,
50/50 Raffe, charity auction and Music by Common Ground. There
will also be prizes for best poker hand, worst poker hand and
largest group in attendance. For more information Contact Recoil
at Recoillvmc@cox.net
Oct 20th
VFW 392 Poker Run – Virginia Beach, VA
On SATURDAY, 20 OCTOBER 2012 VFW Post 392 is Sponsoring
the seventh annual Poker Run for Cancer Aid and Research.
Registration will be from 9 to 11 am at VFW Post 392, 2408 Bowland
Parkway Virginia Beach, VA 23453. Donation of $10.00 per Rider
$5.00 per Passenger, and All Wheels are Welcome. There will be
a $6.00 Breakfast and a FREE Lunch at the end of the Ride. The
last stop is back to VFW Post 392, 2408 Bowland Parkway Virginia
Beach, VA 23453. Where we will have Trophies for best/worst hand,
Oldest/Youngest and largest group in attendance, along with 50/50
Raffe, door prizes and items for Auction. For more Information
contact (FLIP) at mark.deflippo@navy.mil. VFW Post 392 2408
Bowland PKWY Virginia Beach, VA 23453
Oct 21st
Sherri Parker Memorial Poker Run & Bike Show – Driver, VA
The Sherri Parker Memorial Poker Run & Bike Show benefts both
the Sherri Parker Memorial Fund and the Driver Volunteer Fire
Department. It is a TAMA sponsored ride. $20 donation per person
include a complimentary t-shirt for the frst 250 registrants (pre-
registered t-shirts can be picked up at on-site registration on ride
day). Poker Run registration from 9:30-11am at Bayside Harley
Davidson in Portsmouth. Parade of Bikes will stage at Sleepy Hole
Park in Suffolk at 12:30pm prior to the ride into Driver at 1pm. Bike
Show registration will be from 12pm-2pm in Driver. Classes are
Antique (1903-1984), EVO (1984-1999), Twin Cams (1999-2011),
Sportster, Foreign, Special Construction, Ladies, Chopper, and
Factory Custom. Rain Date is 10/28/12. For questions, contact
Holly Hoffer at 757-538-3944. Location: Driver Village, Suffolk, VA
Oct 27th
Charity Run – Hillsville, VA
Fundraiser to save the home for 175 handicapped individuals. Run
will start at the Southwestern Virginia Training Center campus at
Training Center road, Hillsville Va. between 9 am and 10 am on
October 27 2012 and return to the campus for lots of prizes, food
bike trophies and a concert featuring rock, country, gospel and blue
grass groups. Location: Training Center Road , Hillsville, Va
Oct 27th
Rhonda Simmons Poker Run – Gloucester, VA
This is the Yahtzee Poker Run to beneft Rhonda Simmons and
family after the sudden death of her husband, Bill Simmons and her
current fght of stage 4 Colon Cancer. The ride will end at Damon’s
Sports Bar and Grill at 7104 Geo Wash Mem Hwy, Gloucester, VA
and they will have entertainment, a silent auction, 50/50 raffe, door
prizes, Classic Ard Display and a chance to win a 1984 Corvette!
Registration begins at 9:00AM to 10:00AM with a cost of $15 per
biker/$5 per passenger. There are two ride routes: A. Damon’s to
Hosses in Newport News, to Yorktown Pub in Yorktown, VA to 7-11
at Whitemarsh, VA to Damon’s. B: Hampton Roads Harley-Davidson
at 6450 Geo Wash Mem Hwy, Yorktown, VA to Hosses in Newport
News, to Yorktown Pub, Yorktown VA to 7/11 in Ordinary, VA to
Damon’s. Come out and join us for a day of fun and support for our
extended family! Damon’s Sports Bar & Grill, 7104 Geo Wash Mem
SAVE YOUR DATE!!! IS YOUR EVENT IN OUR CALENDAR???
If not, submit it on the Events page of our website
www.thunderroads-virginia by the 15th of the month so it will make
it into the next issue. We need events submitted as far in advance
as possible so that others can be respectful of the date that you’ve
chosen for yours.
EVENTS
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SAVE YOUR DATE!!! IS YOUR EVENT IN OUR CALENDAR???
If not, submit it on the Events page of our website
www.thunderroads-virginia by the 15th of the month so it will make
it into the next issue. We need events submitted as far in advance
as possible so that others can be respectful of the date that you’ve
chosen for yours.
EVENTS
Hwy, Gloucester, VA
Oct 27th
Bike Rally Charity Ride with lots of eats and music – Hillsville, VA
SouthWest Virginia training Center in Hillsville Virginia is home for 175
severely handicapped individuals. It has been slated by the Governor for
closing. We have acquired legal services and intend to fght to keep it as
their home. Maps are available on the net at Southwest Virginia training
center Hillsville. We are hosting a charity bike rally on Saturday, October
27th. The run will begin at the Center campus located at 160 Training
Center Road in Hillsville and going along the Crooked Road (route 58)
and continuing to the balance of the run back to the center. Door prizes
and drawings will follow lots of good food and music from contemporary
gospel, Bluegrass, rock and country bands. Rally shirts and baked
goods will be available. All proceeds and donations will go directly to the
legal fund. Come be a voice for those who depend on us for their well
being. See their eyes light up at the sound of your machine and watch
their joy as they enjoy the activities with you. For more information and
registration contact Eddie Wampler at wpilgrim45@aol.com or call 865-
230-5893. Be a blessing and be blessed. Southwest Virginia Training
Center, 160 training Center Road, Hillsville Va
Oct 28th
Walneck’s Swap Meet & Show – Springfeld, OH
8am to 3pm. Vendor Spaces $40-All booths one low price. Indoors,
Outdoors, Rain or Shine. Over 2000 through the gate - 150 Vendor
spaces being sold Indoors & Out. Admission $6. Kids under 14 free.
Free parking. Lots more! (See our ad in this issue) Clark County
Fairgrounds, Springfeld, OH (630) 985-2097. www.walneckswap.com
Nov 4th
Walneck’s Swap Meet & Show – Shepherdsville, KY
8am to 3pm. Vendor Spaces $40-All booths one low price. Indoors,
Outdoors, Rain or Shine. Motorcycle Show: 13 Categories, Trophies by
public judging, Show entry for a bike is $5. Admission $6. Kids under 15
free. Free parking. Lots more! (See our ad in this issue) Bullitt County
Fairgrounds, Shepherdsville, KY (630) 985-2097. www.walneckswap.com
Nov 4th
14th Annual Toys for Tots Poker Run – Newport News/Yorktown, VA
Sunday, November 4, 2012, is the date for our 14th Annual Hampton Roads
Harley-Davidson Toys for Tots Poker Run. Registration will be at the K-Mart
at 401 Oriana Rd. in Newport News and will begin at 8:30AM. Cost is $10
per Poker Hand, plus a new, unwrapped toy. First bike out is 9:30AM and
the last bike out is 11:30AM. Ride will end at Hampton Roads Harley-
Davidson at 6450 George Washington Memorial Hwy. There will food, (as
long as it lasts) entertainment and prizes for best and worst hand. If you ride
with your bike decorated for Christmas, you may enter the “Best Christmas
Theme” bike show and win a prize. Sponsored by Hampton Roads Harley
Owners Group, Ladies of Harley to beneft the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.
Contact Katina Stockbridge (757) 871-7599 with any questions.
Jan 27th , 2013
Howard County Swap Meet – West Friendship, MD
The Howard County Motorcycle Swapmeet has always been a
motorcycle swapmeet that caters to bikers looking for parts and
accessories, bikes and all things motorcycle related! Not just Harleys,
fnd parts for vintage or late model motorcycles, American or foreign,
a leather jacket or other accessories. People come here to buy, sell,
trade, AND SAVE. 10am til 5pm. The Howard County Swapmeet,
“Where Friends Meet”. Apple Mountain Productions: By Bikers, For
Bikers! 2210 Fairground Road West Friendship, MD 21794 www.
howardcountyswapmeet.com, kenappel@wildblue.net, 301-478-3421
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Proud To Be AN AMERICAN
This year’s American Legion Legacy Run Home easily surpassed its donation
total and, in doing so, raised The American Legion Riders donation total to the
fund to well over $3 million.
Between what was raised on the National Commander’s Ride – which started
in New York on Aug. 21, traveled through Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan and
then ended in Indianapolis Aug. 23 – and donations made in Indianapolis during
The American Legion National Convention – a total of $668,421 was raised to
fund college scholarships for the children of U.S. service members killed on
active duty on or
after Sept. 11, 2001.
The first American Legion Legacy Run took place in 2006;
the six prior Legacy Runs netted more than $2.6 million for
the Legacy Fund. This year’s top donors included the Min-
nesota American Legion ($40,550), South Carolina American
Legion ($37,967) and Florida American Legion ($33,046), as
well as the Legion Riders from American Legion Post 593 in
Converse, Texas ($25,051) .
The American Legion Riders “Legacy Run” started in
New York by Niagra falls this year and went to Indy (the
long way) - they had 376 bikes in it this year. Pictures
submitted by Jim Althouse/Rob Thein…thanks guys!
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Because sometimes “gosh
darn” and “meanie head”
just don’t cover it.
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GOOD FOR YOU
In the US we’re now eat-
ing fve times more fresh
spinach than we ate in the
1970’s. This is the highest
levels of spinach consump-
tion since the 1950’s when
parents were urging their
kids to eat spinach so they’d
be as strong as Popeye. It’s
never been easier to get
spinach on the table. You
can buy pre-washed baby spinach at most markets. Some can be
microwaved right in the bag and on the table in three minutes. Baby
spinach is great in a salad that can be made in an instant. The most
important reason for the popularity of spinach is its powerful health
benefts. Spinach and it’s green, leafy sidekicks, are among the
most nutritious foods on earth. Calorie for calorie, spinach provides
more nutrients than any other food. Along with wild salmon and
blueberries, spinach is an all-star SuperFood that packs an incred-
ible nutritional wallop. Low in calories and jam-packed with nutrients,
spinach should be a regular part of your daily menu.
Spinach seems to be able to lessen our risk for many of the most
common diseases of the twenty frst century. Overwhelming re-
search has demonstrated an inverse relationship between spinach
consumption and the following:
•Cardiovascular disease including stroke and coronary artery
disease
•Cancer including colon, lung, skin, oral, stomach, ovarian,
prostate and breast cancer
•Age related macular degeneration (AMD)
•Cataracts
In addition, preliminary research suggests that spinach may help
prevent or delay age-related cognitive decline.
What makes spinach and its sidekicks such powerful health promot-
ers? The list of compounds that have been discovered in spinach
is truly impressive. Beyond the iron that Popeye was yearning for,
spinach contains carotenoids, antioxidants, vitamin K, coenzyme
Q10, B vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll, polyphenols, betaine and,
interestingly, plant-derived omega-3 fatty acids. This is a condensed
list and it’s hard to convey the powerful impact of these nutrients as
they work synergistically to promote health.
Spinach
Tattoos Of The Month
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SEND US YOUR HOTS SHOTS!!! Email your pictures to:
kelly@thunderroads-virginia.com .
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August 20th 2012 Harley-Davidson introduced to us the 2013
Motorcycle product line and leading up to that date there were all kind
of industry rumors about all the change that was coming for 2013,
well there are a few changes, a new CVO model Softail, new Hard
Candy Paint colors & the 110th anniversary model family. Not in the
line for 2013 was the highly rumored water cooled new models or a
new 2013 CVO Streetglide or CVO Triglide, Surprised? Maybe some
of you are! Let’s take a little time and look at some of the new bikes,
new colors and CVO models as well as briefly mention all the stan-
dard models that Harley-Davidson has chosen for 2013.
The Sportster line for 2013 no longer offers the Nightster or the
XR1200X, but the 883 IRON, Superlow, 1200 Custom, Forty Eight
& Seventy Two stay and gain the option of all new Hard Candy Color
paint schemes. The Dyna Family kept all of its members in 2013,
Street Bob, Super Glide Custom, Wide Glide, Fat Bob and Switch-
back. The Softail family members for 2013 include returning mod-
els, Fat Boy, Fat Boy Lo, Blackline, Softail Deluxe, Heritage Softail
Classic and the Softail Slim, and the Softail Deluxe is another model
available with the all new Hard Candy paint Color option. The VROD
Lineup includes two models for 2013 Night Rod Special and the V-
Rod Muscle. Now this brings us to the every growing popular touring
lineup for 2013, Road King, Road King Classic, Street Glide, Road
Glide Custom, Road Glide Ultra, Electra Glide Classic, Ultra Classic
Electra Glide, Electra Glide Ultra Limited and the Tri Glide Trike, add
to this list the factory built Police, Fire, Peace Officer & Shrine edi-
tions available only to members of each respectful group and that just
about covers all the standard 2013 line.
Now let’s talk about the special models in the family for 2013, you
know the CVO models & the 110th Anniversary models. The CVO
line skipped on the most popular models for 2013, the Street Glide
is not in the lineup, and so do you think Harley-Davidson is trying
to tell us something, like pick another favorite? The CVO Line does
include: CVO Road Glide Custom, CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide,
CVO Road King and the all new CVO Softail Breakout. The 110th
Anniversary models are numbered units meaning there will be limited
supply of each offered, those models include, 1200 Custom, Super
Glide Custom, Fat Boy Lo, Heritage Softail Classic, Road King and
the Electra Glide Ultra Limited. Each of these will carry the Vintage
Bronze and Vintage Black paint colors as well as the new Cast from
solid bronze and plated with black nickel, each anniversary medallion
is then distressed to highlight the bronze. These models are stun-
ningly beautiful! And completely unique as well as being produced
in limited quantities, the 110th Anniversary Edition Harley-Davidson
motorcycles are your chance to ride a piece of history. Exclusive
upgrades like ABS, H-D Smart Security System and Contrast Chrome
Wheels combined with outstanding finishing touches allow you to
commemorate the first 110 years in premium style.
There is a complete line of 110th Commemorative accessories
and motor clothes offered to compliment everyone’s taste or riding
style and the custom color shop has many new paint schemes as well does the performance side of Harley-Davidson with
Screaming Eagle.
Now I can go on and on about all the technical issues and aspects of the 2013 motorcycles, but you all know that with
one visit to the Harley-Davidson web site or to your favorite local authorized Harley-Davidson dealership you can grab the
2013 product catalogs, after all we know how good Harley-Davidson is with teasing our interest about customization, so I
would rather leave you with images of all the new bikes. Make your Plans for Milwaukee, Labor Day 2013 will once again
be special and you really do not want to miss another anniversary party. We will get more into that in a later issue!
Until Next Month!
Ride Safe.
Jimmy & Janie Rhoades
Owensboro Biker News
reprinted from TRM Kentucky
A Look at the 2013 Harley-Davidson Models
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Check out more of these “Special Shoppers” at www.peopleofwalmart.com
The People Of Walmart
‘Merican Made: Darn right! The only thing these
colors run for is to the store for some more
beer.
Trickin’ Out: Listen, I don’t want to offend
you because I’m really not in the mood to
wake up in a bathtub full of ice missing a
kidney, but you look crazy and all I’m gonna
say is those boots don’t seem very safe
around other people. There, I said my piece,
now let me retreat safely.
Dude Looks Like A Lady: Hello ladies!...are
you in for a trick or a treat? How about hit-
tin’ the razor aisle while you’re here...those
legs are lookin a little rough.
The Flying V: Honestly dude, what are you
doing? Now get out of your fantasy land and go
back to work…I’m sure someone’s computer at
the company needs some I.T. work done to it.
Dream Big. Build Bigger: At frst I was curious
why Shanon Parker from the SyFy channel’s
Dream Machine was at Walmart and then I
realized with some of the crazy hoopty rides
we’ve seen in the parking lot there just has to
be a professional behind the scenes making it
move without blowing up!
Ya Big Dummy: Ventriloquist dummies: when
being that weird guy that talks to himself just
isn’t enough.
Three Billy Goats Gruff: They must be going to
the Ragu festival for good mosh pitting.
Everyday I’m Smugglin’: Unless you are a model or
European, don’t wear a Speedo. In fact, I’m pretty sure
Europeans even know they look stupid in Speedos but
they wear them anyway just because they have bought
into their own stereotype. Anyway, I digress. The point
here is, small, medium or large, nobody wants to see
the size of your package.
I Scream For Ice Cream: On a scale of
1 to Jerry Sandusky, how legit is this ice
cream van? It looks like they’ve got Choco
Tacos so in my expert opinion this van is
too legit to quit.
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FEDERAL HIGHWAY SAFETY GRANTS IN JEOPARDY
Despite a spike in traffc fatalities, states could lose as much
as $120 million in highway safety grants if Congress doesn’t
change a planned bill to fund the government’s operations
for six months. Congress passed a new highway bill this year
that streamlines the federal grant process that provides state
funds for alcohol-impaired and distracted driving preven-
tion, increased occupant protection, motorcycle safety, teen
driving safety and data collection. Under the typical rules for
a continuing resolution, new programs such as those autho-
rized under the highway bill cannot be funded. The National
Highway Traffc Safety Administration recently reported that
its estimate of all traffc deaths for the frst quarter of 2012
show a 13.5% increase to the highest number since 2008.
The substantial increase is the second-largest quarterly jump
in traffc deaths since NHTSA began tracking deaths on a
quarterly basis in 1975 -- and the biggest since 1979. NHTSA
reported the rate of traffc deaths per 100 million miles of ve-
hicle travel increased signifcantly to 1.1 fatalities per 100 mil-
lion miles traveled during the frst three months, up from 0.98
in the same period last year, with 7,630 fatalities compared to
6,720 in the frst quarter of 2011. The increase would end a
steady decline in U.S. road deaths over the last seven years,
falling last year to their lowest number since 1949.
HEAD OF MOTORCYCLE CRASH STUDY RESIGNS
OVER CONCERNS Dr. Samir Ahmed, the Oklahoma State
University researcher who has been heading up the latest
motorcycle crash causation study, announced that he was
leaving the program in a Sept. 11 e-mail stating; “I am writing
to let you know that I am no longer working on the motorcy-
cle crash causation study. I have serious reservations about
the value of study with the existing FHWA (Federal Highway
Administration) involvement. My expectations of the study
are very low.” Dr. Samir did not offer any further explanation
as to the reservations he has regarding the FHWA involve-
ment. The study was originally planned to examine 900
crashes but due to funding diffculties that was cut back to
approximately 300, though the Case Counter on the FHWA
website currently reads 100. The Motorcycle Safety Foun-
dation (MSF) had raised commitments from its members to
provide $3 million to the study but decided not to make the
money available for a study with fewer than the 900. It was
decided then that the study would use only one location in-
stead of the three that had been envisioned, and the reduced
study got underway last year. In the meantime, the MSF has
announced the conclusion of an unprecedented year-long
Motorcycle Naturalistic Study in conjunction with the Virginia
Tech Transportation Institute designed to track comprehen-
sive, real-time routine riding that likely included near crash,
pre-crash, and actual crash data that had heretofore been
unavailable. The study is yielding preliminary results that will
be released at a later date.
HELLS ANGELS SUE FEDS OVER BAN ON MEMBERS
ENTERING THE U.S. NCOM Brothers Behind Bars News-
letter editor Mike Davis SOS MC Retired recently reported
that the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club is going to court to
protest a U.S. government policy barring the club’s foreign
members from visiting the United States and is also fghting
its federal designation as a “known criminal organization.” In
a complaint fled in federal court in Washington, DC the Hells
Angels Motorcycle Corporation names Janet Napolitano, the
Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Secre-
tary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Alejandro Mayor-
kas who is the Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
Services, and claims its designation as a “known criminal
organization” by the departments of Homeland Security and
State violates immigration law and the group’s constitutional
rights by systematically denying entry to its members in 26
countries on six continents. HAMC v. Napolitano et al. (1:12-
cv-1357) disputes the Obama administration’s foreign policy
that declares “the Hells Angels, the Outlaws, Bandidos, and
the Mongols” to be organized crime groups and is seeking an
injunction allowing foreign members to be granted visas to
travel to the U.S. In its lawsuit, the group claims the govern-
ment routinely denies visas “to all aliens based solely on their
membership in a Hells Angels charter without further analysis
into whether or not that individual seeks to enter the United
States to engage solely, principally, or incidentally in unlaw-
ful activity.” Lawyers for the club describe its membership
as composed of loosely associated charters, “made up of
motorcycle enthusiasts who have joined to ride motorcycles
together, organize social events, fundraisers, parties and
motorcycle rallies” and the group says any crimes committed
by its members have been done as individual acts, and are
not representative of the club as a whole.
DEPUTY SUSPENDED FOR SEIZING BIKER’S CAMERA
The Dallas County Sheriff’s offce issued a 30-day suspen-
sion without pay to a deputy after footage showed him seiz-
ing a helmet-mounted camera from a motorcyclist as potential
evidence of alleged crimes committed by other unidentifed rid-
ers. A video viewed nearly 500,000 times on YouTube shows
the Texas deputy on camera issuing this comment to the biker:
“The reason you’re being pulled over is because I’m gonna
take your camera and we’re gonna use it as evidence of in the
crimes that have been committed by other bikers.” Our legal
experts at AIM/NCOM (Aid to Injured Motorcyclists/National
Coalition of Motorcyclists) agree that the offcer’s rationale
does not constitute probable cause to make a traffc stop and
does not justify seizing the camera, nor is it illegal to wear a
camera on a helmet. The sheriff’s deputy eventually arrested
the motorcycle rider and according to the Examiner news-
paper he then tried to slam the door of the patrol car on the
biker’s leg before hauling him off to jail. The biker was fnally
released and issued a ticket for only an obstructed license
plate. The offcer was also disciplined for leaving a drunk driver
at the jail without booking him before going out on the call
relating to motorcyclists riding on I-35.
LONE STAR COURT RULES ON CELLPHONE SEARCHES
Suds, Texas Commander of the U.S. Defenders/COIR Divi-
sion, issued the following notice re: Texas Court of Appeals
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Opinion on Cellphone Searches -- Our AIM/NCOM Attorney
Bill Smith shared an important decision made by the Texas
Court of Appeals about evidence retrieved from a cellphone
without a search warrant. The Court rules in favor of the
people. The opinion cited a case where an individual was
arrested on one charge, and based on hearsay, an inves-
tigating detective went to the property room of the jail and
retrieved the individual’s cellphone and scrolled through the
photos he had stored on it. Originally arrested for disorderly
conduct, the defendant now had to face an indictment of im-
proper photography or visual recording. Prosecutors argued
that a jailed individual had no rights to expectation of pri-
vacy. The Texas Court of Appeals disagreed and stated that
while an inmate has no reasonable expectation of privacy in
his cell, his/her stored property does fall under reasonable
expectation of privacy. It is not as though the offcer saw the
pictures scrolling on the display screen, rather the phone
had to be turned on and the photos accessed and scrolled
through. While this may not stop a rogue offcer from scrolling
through your cellphone, anything found will not be admissible
in court without a search warrant frst.
SPEED CAMERAS COULD BE ANYWHERE As drivers
become more savvy about spotting speed cameras along
roads and highways, police are making it tougher by disguis-
ing their revenue-generating equipment. Authorities in and
around Washington D.C. are expanding their speed camera
programs, reports the Washington Examiner, and now they’re
purchasing cameras that look like mailboxes and trash con-
tainers to unsuspecting motorists. They’re also more mobile,
so police can reposition them so drivers cannot get used to
seeing them in one particular area. Nearby Prince George’s
County in Maryland purchased nearly 60 mobile cameras last
year, and expects to generate $28 million in annual revenue,
reports the news outlet. A similar speed-camera program in
D.C. generated $55 million in fscal year 2011. Meanwhile,
the traffc-camera debate has ignited state and local govern-
ments across the country: some embrace camera-based
technology as a cost-effcient law-enforcement and safety
tool; others cast it off as an overly intrusive money grab. In
all, 13 states utilize speed-reading cameras, while 12 states
have passed laws banning them. Twenty-four states are
currently operating at least one red-light camera within their
borders, while another nine prohibit their use. Despite the
conficting laws, overall use of cameras has gone up rapidly
in recent years: red-light cameras were in 25 communities in
2000, compared with more than 500 today. Speed cameras
went from 20 jurisdictions in 2005 to 113 today.
NEW BIKE INSURANCE SUSPENDED OVER LAW AND
ORDER CONCERNS Insurance companies have stopped
offering insurance policies to purchasers of new motorcycles
in Karachi, Pakistan due to increase in snatching and theft
incidents of two wheelers in the city. Law enforcement agen-
cies, facing targeted killings and a skyrocketing crime rate,
are apparently not interested in curbing such criminal activity,
leaving poverty-stricken citizens at the mercy of thieves who
are snatching dozens of motorcycles daily. Motorcyclists
who recently purchased brand-new bikes are being feeced
by illegal insurance agents to get their bikes insured, as all
listed insurance companies in the city have suspended bike
insurance policies due to the prevailing law and order situa-
tion.
AUSTRALIA MAY REQUIRE RIDERS TO WEAR FLORES-
CENT CLOTHING Australia’s 1.3 million motorcycle riders
would be forced by law to wear forescent jackets under pro-
posals splitting the biker and scooter community. A national
battle over the possibility of compulsory hi-visibility clothing
began when the luminescent idea was pushed by Senior
Sergeant Bill Gore of the Wangaratta Highway Patrol as part
of a safety bid to reduce motorcycle accidents. A Victorian
Government road safety inquiry will consider the hi-viz option
and, if adopted, other states could be expected to follow suit.
Damien Codognotto, Melbourne-based spokesman for the
Independent Riders’ Group, is fghting mandatory day-glo be-
cause it could affect the liability of a bike or scooter rider after
an accident. “Gore’s law is likely to change the legal stand-
ing of motorcycle and scooter riders and their liability after
a crash regardless of who was at fault,” he told news.com.
au. “Compulsory third party insurers are looking to reduce
payouts for victims of road trauma who were on two wheels
(who are) seen as easy targets for reduced compensation,”
explained Codognotto. “That is not only unjust considering
the premiums and taxes we pay, it is disastrous for riders’
families.” He said there had not been much research into the
issue and the collection of crash-site data had been patchy.
LAWSUITS FILED OVER BAD GAS
Two Indiana residents have fled separate class-action law-
suits against BP after they were told it would cost thousands
of dollars to fx their vehicles, which were damaged by a
bad batch of gasoline from the company’s Whiting refnery.
BP has issued a recall for about 2.1 million gallons of off-
specifcation gasoline that was shipped to stations in Indiana,
Illinois and Wisconsin in early August. The company has
reported that more than 7,000 people have already reported
problems to BP. Lake County resident Mark Gonzalez says
in his suit, fled in the federal court in Hammond, IN that he
flled up both his 2002 GMC Yukon and his 2007 Harley-Da-
vidson motorcycle with the bad gasoline, leading to repairs
costing more than $1,000. The attorney representing one
complainant said they decided to fle for class-action sta-
tus, which must still be granted by a federal judge, because
so many people like his client have been hurt by the bad
gasoline but would likely spend more on legal fees than any
money they would receive from BP.
QUOTABLE QUOTE: “There are two primary choices in life:
to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility
for changing them.”
~ Denis Waitley (born 1933), American author and motiva-
tional speaker
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Road Wench East Coast
Women’s Motorcycle Club in Northern Virginia
Website: http://roadwenchmc.com/
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/#!/profle.php?id=100000803818092
TAMA – Tidewater Albemarle Motorcycle Association. ALL clubs or any organization that hosts
rides/events are welcome to attend. Come out & meet some good people from all around the area.
We’re all working together so that each one our rides/events can be scheduled not to confict with others
& then we can all have a successful turnout. Our meetings are held @ 7pm on the 3rd Thursday of
every month (except December). Beginning January 20th, 2011, meetings will be held at Mary Jaynes
Lazy Horse, 565 Cedar Rd, Chesapeake, VA23322.
The Sons of God Motorcycle Club Ministry® made up of Christian Bikers who
share a vision of spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ with other bikers.
We hold bible study every Monday evening. For more information call TJ
(757) 819-3362, Thing (757) 621-4891 or Grape Ape (757) 831-1294. or visit
our website at www.sonsofgodmc.org
The Widows Sons is an International Masonic Motorcycle Association comprised of Master Masons.
The purpose of the Widows Sons is to aid and assist widows and orphans of Master Masons. If you
are a Master Mason who rides a 500cc or larger motorcycle and have a desire to help us serve our
purpose please contact us about membership. We meet the third Saturday of every month at 7 p.m. at
82 Gatsby Lane Topping Va. 23169. Contact Steve at 804-776-7290. Or email us at stephen.hicks45@
gmail.com.
V-Twin Cruisers Motorcycle Club - Tidewater Chapter
We are a family oriented, non-territorial motorcycle club that
loves to ride. Our club supports our frst responders and the military,
welcoming all bikes and all riders. There are no mandatory rides, meetings,
or prospecting. We are looking for new members to expand our family. If you are interested in riding and
charity work, we might be the club for you. Contact us at: freebird@v-twincruisers.org
VA Sons Of Liberty Riders
American Patriots Defending the Constitution
www.sonsofibertyriders.com

Veterans First, Inc. Chapter 1 Richmond, VA- Non-proft org. whose mission is to assist our homeless
veterans back into the mainstream of daily living. Meetings are held every 2nd Sunday of the month at
12:00 pm, Lakeside Moose Lodge, 1207 Hilliard Road, Richmond, VA Dwayne (804) 216-2876
www.veteransfrstinc.org
Virginia Bikers Association (VABA)
VABA is a Motorcycle Rights Organization who meet on the 2nd Saturday of the month in Hillsville, VA at
the Holiday Inn off of exit 14 of I-77. Gather at 6:30, meeting starts at 7:00. www.vabikers.org Contact:
director@vabikers.org Bill Hanna, Director, VABA
Virginia Freedom Riders - Riders Against Constitutional Erosion (VFR-R.A.C.E.) exists as
a grassroots State Motorcycle Rights Organization (SMRO) dedicated to protecting and restoring
motorcyclists personal freedoms, liberties and individual rights. email: membership@vfr-race.com.
Website:vfr-race.com
Warriors of Christ Motorcycle Ministry. 4218 Old Hundred Rd. Chester, VA. 23831.
Pastor Ron Walton – Phone (804) 335-5025. Meets every Sunday @6pm and Tuesday @7pm. Visit us
on Facebook - www.facebook.com/warriors of christ
ABATE of Virginia welcomes all riders to join in the fght to protect your rights. No matter what you
ride, we want YOU! For more information contact Sharon Keaton at 540-937-3924 or CulpeperSharon@
Gmail.com. Stay on top of the latest ABATE news and events by visiting www.ABATEofVA.com.
ABATE Coalfeld Riders Chapter ( Grundy , VA ) meets 7PM every 2nd Saturday at Caleb &
Melissa's garage, Deel Fork, Grundy , VA 24614-9600 . Everyone Welcome. For more information
contact Steve Stacy at 276-935-2484 or SStacy@eqt.com
ABATE Culpeper Chapter ( Culpeper , VA ) meets 7PM every 2nd Thursday at Hazel River Pub, 105
E Davis St, Culpeper , VA 22701. Everyone Welcome. For more information contact Tim Dalman at
540-219-6366 or TimDalman@comcast.net
ABATE 1st Capitol Chapter meets the 1st Sunday of every month at the Williamsburg Moose Lodge
(5429 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188) NOT at Beachcombers in Yorktown.
ABATE Iron Horse Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.) meets 7pm every 1st Tuesday at Big Licks 4001 Murray
Pl. Lynchburg , Va. 24501 Everyone Welcome. For more information contact Stan at 434-525-1074 or
ssdbryant@netzero.com
ABATE Lonesome Pine Chapter (Wise, VA) meets 6:30PM every 1st Tuesday at Mosby's Restaurant,
205 Ridgeview Rd, Wise , VA 24293. Everyone Welcome. For more information contact Shag Mead at
276-565-4541 or ShageDawg@hotmail.com
ABATE Mason-Dixon Chapter ( Fairfax , VA ) meets 8PM every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at John's Place,
11104 Lee Hwy, Fairfax , VA 22030-5005. Everyone Welcome. For more information contact Bob
Seoane at 703-206-0571or NightTommy2@yahoo.com
ABATE Olde Dominion Chapter ( Falls Church , VA ) meets 8PM every 1st Monday at JVs
Restaurant, 6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church , VA 22042-2145. Everyone Welcome. For more
information contact Tank Fortner at 703-309-7197 or KeviRF80@aol.com
ABATE River City Chapter ( Richmond , VA ) 'No meetings, just action!' For more information contact
Steve Skeens at 804-389-8293 or HawgSke@msn.com
ABATE Virginia Cruisers Chapter ( Hampton , VA ) meets 1PM on the 2nd Sunday of each
month at the White Oak Lodge, 3533 Kecoughtan Rd in Hampton. Everyone welcome. For more
information contact Pete Bulgart at 757-870-1517 or John at abateregion3@yahoo.com.
AMBASSADORS FOR JESUS CHRIST MOTORCYCLE MINISTRY (Virginia Chapter)
Do you have a love for the lost and a passion for motorcycles? Then the Ambassadors for JESUS
CHRIST may be for you. We meet the 4th Saturday of each month (except Nov and Dec) at the
Major Hillard Library 824 Old George Washington Hwy N Chesapeake Va at 10am-12pm. For more
information contact: Sean “Bronx” 757-338-1974, or Eric “Holyman” 757-237-6018, or
www.ambassadorsecmm.org
Beacons/Christian Motorcycle Association - Meetings: 2nd Monday of each month, Piccadilly
Cafeteria, Military Hwy, 6-8 PM. Monthly ride: 4th Saturday each month, depart from Hardee’s, 6075
Indian River Road, Virginia Beach. Check our website for ride times and more information: http://
cmaner5.org/VA/BEACONSOFTIDEWATER or contact President Lenny Stowell at
(757) 420-4411 or lenand2girls@verizon.net
Brothers In Arms MC
The Brothers In Arms MC was formed to support the members of our armed forces, past and present,
create a camaraderie between like-minded men and women from those services, share in our love of
motorcycling and support veteran charities and causes. The Yorktown Chapter usually meets on the
third Sunday of the month at various locations in the Yorktown area. The Brothers In Arms MC is a
neutral, non-territorial club. For more information about the club and contact links, visit the chapter web
site at www.biamc-yorktown.com.
Christian Motorcyclist Association Northern Virginia Chapter 348 www.nvcrcma.com NVCR
meets 3
rd
Sat each month @ Old Country Buffet in Manassas @ 9:00 am, President – Rick Saunders,
nvcrmail@msn.com Richmond, Va. 23230. Mike Walton, President (804) 514-9123 meetings come out
and ride with us anyway. It’s not about the meetings. For more information on meetings or rides please
contact our chapter president, Mark Johnson, at president@star440.org or go the www.star440.org
Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association. Our membership is comprised of Full Members (those
with verifed combat service) and Supporter Members ( those who have non-combat military service,
and have a sincere dedication to helping veterans ). Many members continue to serve in our Armed
Forces, with several serving in combat areas now. Virginia Chapter 27-1, Hampton Roads, Va. and
Virginia Chapter 27-2, Quanitco, Va., Both chapters meet monthly. For informataion to join contact Ed
“Amerbadas” Lonecke Jr., Commander Southern Virginia 27-1, at elonecke@cox.net or Graig “Spanky”
Benson, Commander Northern Virginia 27-2, at f18spanky@cox.net Our Virginia website can be
accessed through our National Website: http://combatvet.org/
Moose Riders District 8
Meetings 1st Monday of Month. Contact Bubba @ 804-691-7671. Email: kimandbubba1@verizon.net
or Jeff @ 804-892-3346 Email: hawgdawgrose@wmconnect.com
If you’d like to join The Club House, email kelly@thunderroads-virginia.com
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Greetings Everybody! Hoping all is well with you all.
Well, summer is over and the fall is here. Glad the heat
is gone. If it were up to me, it would stay fall and spring
all year. In fall, we see the life going out of everything.
The leaves are turning crunchy, the grass is dying, the
fowers are gone and many things go into hibernation.
Even though what we are seeing is “death”, it still seems
to be beautiful. When you look at all the different shades
of color of the leaves as the life is drained from them, you
can’t help to see something that proves that there is a
Mighty Creator! The oranges, reds, yellows and browns
show us an amazing display of beauty, even in death.
This can be compared with our lives on earth. We see
life in each other and then we get old and the life slowly
drains out of us. Our skin turns pale and thin, our hair
turns white, and our eye sight and hearing starts to go.
Just like the leaves and fowers, our season will come to
an end.
But, when spring comes around, life returns and we
see beauty once again. The leaves turn green again,
the fowers start peeping out of the ground, the sleeping
“critters” come out of hibernation and once again there is
new life. When our season is over, we go to heaven, and
there we receive life again, but a far better life than we
had here. We can run and won’t be out of breath, we can
jump and not be tired and we can see all of the “leaves”
that left this world before us.
God also gives us seasons to help in our growth
process with Him. We go through bad seasons and we
go through good seasons. The bad seasons are just
that, a bad season. It will not last forever, even though
sometimes it feels like it will. This is a time that God
sometimes tests us and our faith in Him. This is a time
that He uses to minister to us.
We are supposed to stand strong on God and His
promises during seasons such as these, and remember
the promises of our Heavenly Father. He promises never
to leave us or forsake
us. Even though
we might not feel
Him, He is always
there. When our bad
season is over, then
comes the spring...a
time of new life.
When we look back
over the “fall” season,
our “Daddy” will show
Pastor Tammy Hayes preaches at New Creation in Christ
Ministries in Dinwiddie, Virginia, a member of IPHC.
She received a full ordination in non-denomination and is
currently working on her ordination in Pentecostal Holiness.
You can obtain information about the church on the website
www.newcreationinchristministries.us
us what He taught us during that season. The lessons that
He teaches us, never leave us, either. Have a beautiful “fall”
and let’s all look forward to our “spring”.

God loves you and I love you!
Pastor T
THUNDER ROADS MAGAZINE 25
An elderly biker named “Hermit”, goes into a brothel. He tells the
Madam he would like a young and feisty girl for the night. Sur-
prised, she looks at the ancient man and asks how old he is.
‘I’m 90 years old,’ Hermit boasts. ‘Ninety!’ exclaims the woman.
‘Damn, old man, don’t you realize you’ve had it?’
‘Oh, sorry bout’ that,’ mumbles Hermit. ‘How much do I owe you?’
Ole’ Wayne Smith of Angel City went out one day and bought a
brand new stud rooster for his chicken coop. The new rooster
struts over to the old rooster and says, O.K. old fart, time for you to
retire.’ The old rooster replies, ‘Come on, surely you can’t handle
ALL of these chickens. Just look at what it has done to me. Can’t
you just let me have the two old hens over in the corner?’
The young rooster says, ‘Beat it: You are washed up, and I’m taking
over.’ The old rooster says, ‘I tell you what, young stud, I will race
you around the farmhouse. Whoever wins gets the exclusive do-
main over the entire chicken coop.’ The young rooster laughs. ‘You
know you don’t stand a chance, you old cock. So, just to be fair, I
will give you a head start.’ The old rooster takes off running. About
15 seconds later the young rooster takes off running after him.
They round the front porch of the farmhouse and the young rooster
has closed the gap. He is only about 5 feet behind the old rooster
and gaining fast! The farmer, meanwhile, is sitting in his usual spot
on the front porch when he sees both the roosters running by. The
Old Rooster is squawking his head off and fapping his wings, and
running as hard as he possibly can. Ole’ Wayne Smith grabs his
shotgun and - BOOM - He blows the young rooster to bits. Wayne
Smith sadly shakes his head and says, ‘Gid Dangit......Third gay
rooster I bought this month.’
The boss walked into the offce one morning not knowing his zip-
per was down and his fy area wide open.. His assistant walked up
to him and said, ‘This morning when you left your house, did you
close your garage door?’ The boss told her he knew he’d closed
the garage door, and walked into his offce puzzled by the ques-
tion. As he fnished his paperwork, he suddenly noticed his fy was
open, and zipped it up. He then understood his assistant’s question
about his ‘garage door.’ He headed out for a cup of coffee and
paused by her desk to ask, ‘When my garage door was open, did
you see my Hummer parked in there?’ She smiled and said, ‘No, I
didn’t. All I saw was an old mini van with two fat tires..
My one day of employment after retiring ….
After landing my new job as a Walmart greeter, a good fnd for
many retirees, I lasted less than a day ......
About two hours into my frst day on the job a very loud, decidedly
unattractive, woman walked into the store along with her two kids,
yelling obscenities at them all the way through the entrance.
As I had been instructed, I said, pleasantly, “Good morning and
welcome to Walmart.”
I then said, “Nice children you have there. Are they twins?”
The woman stopped yelling long enough to say, “Don’t be frickin
stupid. Of course they aren’t twins. The oldest one’s 9, and the
other one’ s 7. Why the hell would you think they’re twins? Are
you blind, or just stupid?”
I replied, “I’m neither blind nor stupid, Madam.. I just couldn’t
believe someone slept with you twice. Have a good day and thank
you for shopping at Walmart.”
My Supervisor said I probably wasn’t cut out for this line of work.
The Gay Cowboy
A successful rancher died and left everything to his devoted wife.
She was a very good-looking woman and determined to keep the
ranch, but knew very little about ranching, so she decided to place
an ad in the newspaper for a ranch hand.. Two cowboys applied
for the job. One was gay and the other a drunk. She thought long
and hard about it, and when no one else applied she decided to
hire the gay guy, fguring it would be safer to have him around
the house than the drunk. He proved to be a hard worker who
put in long hours every day and knew a lot about ranching. For
weeks, the two of them worked, and the ranch was doing very
well Then one day, the rancher’s widow said to the hired hand,
“You have done a really good job, and the ranch looks great. You
should go into town and kick up your heels.” The hired hand read-
ily agreed and went into town one Saturday night. One o’clock
came, however, and he didn’t return. Two o’clock and no hired
hand. Finally he returned around two-thirty, and upon entering the
room, he found the rancher’s widow sitting by the freplace with a
glass of wine, waiting for him. She quietly called him over to her..
“Unbutton my blouse and take it off,” she said. Trembling, he did
as she directed. “Now take off my boots.” He did as she asked,
ever so slowly. “Now take off my socks.” He removed each gently
and placed them neatly by her boots. “Now take off my skirt.” He
slowly unbuttoned it, constantly watching her eyes in the fre light.
“Now take off my bra..” Again, with trembling hands, he did as he
was told and dropped it to the foor. Then she looked at him and
said, “If you ever wear my clothes into town again, you’re fred.”
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THUNDER ROADS MAGAZINE 27
RIDE REPORT
Introduction
I’ve done “extreme touring” for some number of years now, mostly as a challenge
to myself and the self-gratifcation that comes with pushing oneself a little further
with each ride. Last year Matt Danielson had the brilliant idea to do a cross country
run, Atlantic to Pacifc to be exact, in less than 48 hrs. Had we certifed the ride it
would have been the Iron Butt Associations 50CC. Apparently Matt knew he was
talking to the right guys and on October 20, 2011. Matt and I rode down to Jack-
sonville FL and met up with Chad Fuller ,the SC resident attorney for the frm, and
Ralph Bell from ABATE of SC. At 7:00 am the next morning we rode to the beach,
stuck a toe in the Atlantic Ocean and took off. 43hours and 36 minutes later we were
standing in the Pacifc.
As we worked our way back across the country, discussion soon turned to what’s
next. Several ideas were bandied about but Ralph’s idea soon became the most
appealing to me. I’ve heard about this ride they do in Mexico. It’s like an iron butt,
1000 miles in 24 hrs, only it’s in Mexico. Matt was frst to respond, “Mexico, you’ll
get shot and they’ll take your bike” (he was speaking of drug cartels, not the gen-
eral population). Chad was kind of dismissive about the whole thing and I just had to process it. My thought process went
from, “Matt’s right.” to “Sounds like an adventure and you only live once.” We got back from the trip and things settled
some. Then, come January, I start getting emails from Ralph. Seems he had been in email contact with Marco Almaraz
(co-founder of the Asphalt Rats Endurance Motorcycling Association) all along. And Yes! I’m accusing him of conspiracy!
He put me in contact with Marco whom I found to be a great guy with an infectious passion for this ride. That was it, I was
hooked.
Plans were made and July 17th 2012. I left for a journey full of surprises, camaraderie, and adventure. Over the next
couple of installments, I will detail the Journey, talk about friends made and lessons learned. I’ll tell you now that I did fn-
ish the ride and qualify for membership in the Asphalt Rats. It’s a true accomplishment and honor to be associated with
our riding brothers who are south of the border.
Jim Cannon, Investigator
Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group

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THUNDER ROADS MAGAZINE 29
Tech Tips
The easy performance modifcations:
Where yours should start.
By Wayne Tripp
Power-Tripp Performance, Inc.
As much performance work as we do, it is amazing how
often owners are not aware of, or overlook the easy things
that can (and should) be done frst to increase performance
on their motorcycle. For bikes that are chain or belt driven,
increasing the torque multiplication through gearing is the
best modifcation. Simply increasing the number of teeth
on the rear sprocket, or decreasing the number on the front
sprocket, will lower gearing and increase torque multiplica-
tion. The amount of gearing multiplication gained is based
on the stock ratio of teeth from rear to front.
The next detail is throttle cam ratio. There are cams on
both the throttle body or carburetor linkage, as well as the
throttle tube on the throttle hand grip. Slightly enlarging the
throttle tube by replacing the stock tube with an aftermar-
ket tube can increase the throttle tip-in rate and open the
throttle more quickly. This means that for a given amount of
twist on the throttle grip, the bike will accelerate harder as
the throttle is opened more, and at a faster rate. For most
bikes, the Motion Pro throttle tube for many dirt bikes works
well, but can be a touch too large for some Honda throttle
assembly housings. But this part costs less than ten bucks,
and defnitely makes the bike a bit sportier to ride.
Most do not realize that fresh fuel makes more power
than fuel that has been sitting in the flling station tank for
longer. We have seen as much as a 4% difference on the
dynamometer. So buying fuel from stations that turn over
more fuel than others can be a good idea. Here in Alabama,
Chevron fuels tend to make the best power, with Shell com-
ing in a close second. BP fuels tend to get the best mile-
age, but make the least power. However, fresh Shell tends
to make more power than old Chevron. Off brand service
stations tend to buy cheaper fuel stocks that are made
from out dated brand fuels (and other things), that are then
spiked with butane (and other things) to meet octane re-
quirements. These don’t tend to burn effciently, or cleanly.
Keeping chamber, piston, and valve deposits to a mini-
mum is important, and these reduce fow, combustion eff-
ciency, and increase detonation tendencies. Simply running
a tank of fuel with a good fuel system and carbon cleaner
like Gummout Regane (available at your local auto parts
store) every 3000 miles will keep carbon and other deposits
to a minimum. A bottle of Regane treats 22 gallons, so it will
treat 4 tanks of fuel.
Acceleration is all about weight and torque. As a result a
500 pound bike, with a 190 pound rider, and 100 ft-lbs of
torque has a weight to torque ratio of 6.9 to 1. Which means
that each 6.9 pounds we can lose, acts like 1 ft-lb of torque
gained. If we remove 30 pounds of weight from the rider
and bike, we accelerate like we had gained nearly 4.35 ft-
lbs of torque throughout the powerband. Weight from rotat-
ing components like the tires, wheels, and drive system can
act like three times their weight. This means that 2.3 lbs of
weight removed from rotating components can act like one
ft-lb of torque. As much as most of us want to believe oth-
erwise, it is usually easier and cheaper to lose 6.9 pounds
from our own bodies than to lose it from our bikes.
Suspension components that control the suspension and
keep the limited tire contact patch against the road mean
we can actually apply torque to the road and accelerate. If
the bike has a soft suspension with limited or no dampen-
ing, the rear suspension squats under acceleration, then
the spring(s) force the rear suspension upward without con-
trol. This reduces the force of the tire against the road, and
reduces traction. This limits acceleration, both forwards,
as well as to the side when cornering. Many tend to blame
the tire, when the problem is actually with the springs and
damping.
Something as simple as a better, and freely fowing ail
flter, and better oil can mean as much as a horsepower or
two on the top end. Cooler operation, improved fltration,
and longer life are all to be gained.
Look closely at your stock airbox and ducting. Reducing
intake air temperatures by a bit under 7 degrees can result
in denser air entering the engine giving 1% more output
throughout the operating range. Take a look at where and
how air is entering the engine. In many cases, dropping 20
degrees from the air temperature is not hard to gain. You
will fnd that reducing fuel temperature by the same amount
will have similar results since fuel entering and vaporizing in
the intake effects total intake temperature. A small amount
of insulation blanketing on the bottom of the tank can pay
off easily.
From here, performance modifcations gains more expen-
sive and harder to get. A good exhaust system (less com-
mon than many believe), cooler high fow air kit, and tuning
are the next step. But talk to the person doing the tuning for
recommendations. Their experience with different bikes and
different exhaust systems can be as close as a phone call
away. The latest trick exhaust is rarely the one that works
best for your needs. There are many more systems avail-
able that are based on sound and looks, yet actually reduce
acceleration, than actually work as intended.
Remember, start with the easy stuff, and then work from
here. You may fnd that this is all you really want or need.

Wayne Tripp
Motorcycle Performance and Tuning
www.power-tripp.com
THUNDER ROADS MAGAZINE 30
Hey folks…if you ride, you definitely want to read this
Helmet Reform 2013
Support Your Right To Choose
30 of the 50 states in the U.S. have repealed their mandatory helmet laws and have given riders 21 years of age and
older, the right to choose whether to wear a helmet or not while riding. Virginia is one of the 20 states that has yet to
release the freedom of choice for adult riders. This isn’t about being against wearing a helmet…but against Mandatory
Helmet LAWS.

Most of you who are registered motorcycle riders don’t have any idea that you have guardian angels…not the kind with
wings & a harp. You may not see them but rest assured, they are there for you 365 days out of the year. They are VCOM.
VCOM is the only state-based alliance of bikers in Virginia dedicated to defending and promoting all the issues that con-
cern you as a motorcyclist on and off the road – personal liberty, safety, freedom of expression, political recognition, and
respect. This mission is a full time job. Many of the improved road conditions and freedoms that you enjoy on the road
today are from their hard work throughout each year. Visit vcomonline.org for more info on their efforts.
In January 2013, VCOM is heading to Richmond with Future Law, a top notch lobby group, that has been hired to repre-
sent Virginia & fight for Helmet Reform for Virginia’s motorcyclists. This is very costly but necessary to take the best shot
ever at getting Virginia’s helmet law repealed.
VCOM needs your support – It has been suggested that if everyone donates at least $10, that will help tremendously.
Businesses, clubs & organizations are encouraged to hold rides or fundraisers to help out. Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle
Law Group will match all contributions up to $25,000.

We know motorcyclists can raise money. We do it all the time for charities. We now need to do it for ourselves.
$10 is all it takes to help.

Donations can be made out to the following:

Virginia Coalition of Motorcyclists
PO Box 4851
Richmond, VA 23220

Make sure that you include the contact information of the contributor. Also make sure that you indicate that the money is
for helmet reform. VCOM has contributors who do not believe in helmet reform and out of respect we will not use their
contributions in this effort.
WE WILL BE RUNNING THIS PAGE THROUGH THE DECEMBER 2012 ISSUE
LOBBY DAY IS IN JANUARY 2013 - HAVE YOU SENT IN YOUR $10???
THUNDER ROADS MAGAZINE 31
It’s important for you to know who
your friends are out there when you hit
the road! Welcome to our Motorcycle
Friendly Directory. The following is a
list of establishments throughout the
Mid-Atlantic that want you to know that
they’re here for YOU. Whether it’s a bike
dealer, service shop, restaurant, bar or any
other type of business that welcomes our
biking community through their doors,
you can count on our family of friends
to always welcome you in. ALL of our
regular advertisers can be found, in bold,
throughout this listing. All of our friends
listed are “Motorcycle Friendly” & most
of them ride too, so they know exactly
what you want & need. The staff here at
Thunder Roads greatly appreciates of all
of our advertiser’s continuous support
each month - they are the sole fnancial
supporters of this magazine. WE WOULD
NOT EXIST WITHOUT THEM! So please
give them the support that they truly
deserve for being with us & drop by to see
them for a visit. Let them know that you
saw them here in Thunder Roads. If you
know of a business that would like to join
our Thunder Roads family of Motorcycle
Friendly Places, please give us a call (757)
831-2264 or email
kelly@thunderroads-virginia.com
“Where There’s Bikes….There’s Going To
Be Thunder - THUNDER ROADS”
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Roads at these locations
DEALERS, PARTS & SERVICE
Delaware
Harley-Davidson of Seaford*
22586 Sussex Hwy.
Seaford, Del. 19973
302-629-6161
www.hdofseaford.com
also on Facebook
Maryland
All American Harley-
Davidson *
8126 Leonardtown Rd.
Hughesville, MD 20637
(888) 833-2REV
www.allamericanh-d.com
Harley-Davidson of
Washington, DC *
9407 Livingston Rd.
Ft. Washington, MD
(888) HDFEVER
www.hdwash.com
Virginia
Absolut Cycle Worx *
5016 Midlothian Tpke
Richmond, VA 23224
(804) 497-7000
ABW Designs *
Andrew Walker
340 East Broadway Ave
Hopewell, VA 23860
(804) 452-0088
awalker@abwdesigns.us
www.abwdesigns.us
Adams Automotive *
Service & Repair
8435 Hopkins Rd
Richmond, VA 23237
(804) 271-2279
Big Daddyz Cycles *
2810 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy.
Hayes, VA 23072
(In Gloucester County)
(4 miles over the Coleman)
804-642-3436
‘fax# 804-642-1461
bigdaddyzcycles@verizon.net
www.bigdaddyzcycles.com
Dennis’ Truck &
Trailer Repair, Inc. *
2 Locations
309 Maury
Richmond, VA 23224
Phone: (804) 230-7905
Fax: (804) 232-1302
&
9111 S.Courthouse Road
Providence Forge VA 23140
(804) 966-2232
Departure Bike Works *
5216 Hull St
Richmond, VA 23224
(804) 231-0244
www.departure.com
Gary’s Automotive Again *
23220 Airport Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
(804) 733-8644
Grove’s Winchester
Harley-Davidson *
140 Independence Drive
Winchester, VA 22602
(800) 777-4275 or
(540) 667-5655
www.hdwinchester.com
Hampton Roads
Harley-Davidson*
6450 George Washington
Memorial Hwy
Yorktown, VA
(757) 872-7223
www.hrhd.com
Oceana Cycles
609 Jack Rabbit Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 437-0014
www.oceanacycles.com
Outlanders *
4768 US Highway 211 West
Luray, VA 22835
(540) 743-2040
www.outlanders.ws
email: outlnd@shentel.net
Patriot Harley-Davidson *
9739 Fairfax Blvd
Fairfax, VA
(703) 352-5400
www.patriothd.com
Pure Evil Performance*
John & Amy Lea
7494 Industrial Park Road,
Suite L
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
(804) 397-1930
Scooters*
6906-B School Ave.
Richmond, Va 23228
804-321-0037
S&G Mobile Marine*
Parts, Service &
Consignment Boats
1097 Kasey’s Lakeview Drive
Moneta, VA 24121
Shop (540) 296-0777 & Cell
(540) 761-BOAT
www.sngmobilemarine.com
Southside
Harley-Davidson, Inc. *
385 North Witchduck Rd
Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 499-8964
www.hrhd.com
Waugh Enterprises
Harley-Davidson*
385 Waugh Blvd
Orange, VA 22960
800-88-WAUGH
http://www.waughhd.com
LEGAL SERVICES
Epstein, Sandler & Flora P.C.*
295 Bendix Rd., Suite 210
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
(757) 627.8900
www.epsteinsandlerandforapcva.com
Tom McGrath’s
Motorcycle Law Group*
The Firm That Rides
Dedicated to protecting
the rights of injured
motorcyclists
1-800-321-8968
www.motorcyclelawgroup.com
Offce Locations:
Virginia - Richmond,
Newport News, Roanoke
South Carolina - Cayce,
Surfside Beach
BIKER ACCESSORIES,
APPAREL, LEATHERS & GIFTS
Virginia
Big Daddy Leather*
1900 Princess Anne Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
(540) 899-0048
www.bigdaddyleather.com
Biker’s Depot*
612 Nevan Rd Suite 108
Hilltop
Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 962-0159
www.thebikersdepot.com
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Thunder Roads Is Brought To You Each Month By The Following Motorcycle Friendly Businesses
MOTORCYCLE FRIENDLY DIRECTORY
THUNDER ROADS MAGAZINE 32
Cavelli’s Inc*
3514 Oaklawn Blvd
Hopewell, VA 23860
(804) 458-2016
Fast Lane Biker Gear & Accessories *
166 S. Rosemont Rd. Ste. G
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
(757) 340-4446
Harley-Haven*
1920 Atlantic Ave
Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 425-2458
www.hrhd.com
Tidewater Motorcycles, Inc.*
4324 Godwin Blvd
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 255-4200
www.tidewatermotorcycles.net
WTF Leather Crafter *
Seats, Sewing, Patches, Leather work
612 Nevan Rd, Suite 108 Hilltop
Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 439-2813
INSURANCE
GEICO Powersports*
Motorcycle, ATV, RV, Watercraft
1-800-44-CYCLE (442-9253)
www.geico.com
BARS & RESTAURANTS
North Carolina
Barry’s Walnut Island
Restaurant, Lodge,*
Sports Center & Marina
169 Walnut Island Blvd
Grandy, NC 27939
(252) 453-4153
www.walnutisland.com
www.outerbanksbikeshow.com
Virginia
Alley Café and Sports Lounge
688 N Main St.
Kilmarnock, VA 22482
(804) 436-1100
Clutch Bar & Grill*
1485 General Booth Blvd (Behind
Hooters)
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
(757) 491-2229
www.clutchbarandgrill.com
email: info@clutchbarandgrill.com
Damon & Company Sports Bar & Grill *
7104 George Washington Mem. Hwy,
Rt 17 North
Gloucester, VA (804) 693-7218
www.damonsbar.com
Grumpy’s Bar & Grill
995 Kempsville Rd.
Virginia beach, VA 23464
(757) 474-0880
www.grumpysbarandgrillvb.com Visit
us on Facebook/Grumpy’s Bar & Grill
Hillbilly Red’s BBQ
353 E Williamsburg Rd.
Sandston, VA 23150
(804) 737-2007
www.hillbillyredsbbq.com
HOOTERS
Richmond – West Broad *
7912 West Broad Street
(804) 270-WING
Hooters of Roanoke*
4627 Williamson Rd Nw
Roanoke, VA 24012
(540) 362-9464
www.hootersofroanoke.com
BIKE NIGHT every Thursday
6pm to 10pm
Steel Horse Bar and Grill *
1920 W. Hundred Rd.
(1/2 mile east of I-95 on Rt. 10)
Chester, VA 23836
(804) 706-6600
www.steelhorseva.com
MOTORCYCLE RACES & EVENTS
Slades Park
Dirt Drag Racing
1111 Mount Ray Drive
Surry, Virginia 23883
Contact Joe Brookman
(804) 221-3959 or
fax (804) 737-0616
* Pick up your FREE copy of Thunder Roads at these locations
POWDER COATING
J & J Powder Coating*
2424 Castleton Commerce Way,
Suite 1101
Virginia Beach, VA. 23456
(757) 406-2922
GREAT PLACES TO STAY
North Carolina
Barry’s Walnut Island Restaurant, Lodge,*
Sports Center & Marina
169 Walnut Island Blvd
Grandy, NC 27939
(252) 453-4153
www.walnutisland.com
www.Barrysbikerally.com
Hearth & Home Inn*
3376 Dellwood Road (US
Hwy 19)
Maggie Valley, NC 28786
(828) 926-1845
www.hearthandhomeinn.com
Virginia
Outlanders River Camp*
4253 US Hwy 211 West
Luray, VA
(540) 743-5540
www.outlandersrivercamp.net
PERSONAL SERVICES
Kuttin Station *
For ALL your hair needs!
20820 Carson Rd
Dinwiddie, VA 23841
Biker Specials!
(804) 469-9003
TOWING
Peaco Towing Inc.*
6906 School Ave.
Richmond, Va 23228
804-262-1001
BIKER CHURCHES
Rushing Wind Ministry
29025 Three Notch Rd.
Mechanicsville, MD 20659
Gordon Bacon, Preacher
(240) 577-0605
bfcgordon@yahoo.com
Sunday service 10am-10:30am.
Gathering and fellowship with coffee
and snacks. Wednesday Bible study
7pm-8:30 & Friday night bike night
6:30pm-10pm
Freedom Biker Church of
Virginia Beach*
freedombikerchurchvabeach@
gmail.com
www.freedombikerchurchvabeach.com
MOTORCYCLE FRIENDLY DIRECTORY
THUNDER ROADS MAGAZINE 33
Oklahoma Wildfires Brought New Challenges To Firefighters
Article by Terri “T” Collier, TRM Oklahoma
The wildfres of
Oklahoma have
brought numerous
challenges to fre-
fghters across the
state. Regardless
of whether they
were volunteers or
paid professionals,
the fres were so
extreme it caused
conditions unlike
any they had ever
experienced.
I had the privilege of interviewing Jay Willis and Tom Oosting of the
Stillwater Fire Department. This Fire Department was involved in the
July 28 Glencoe fre in which several acres, structures and homes were
destroyed.
Jay was the Incident Commander in Charge of Operations at the
Glencoe fres. There was one point that he was in charge of 20 teams of
frefghters who were all fghting within the approximately 10 mile radius
South of Glencoe. He carried four radios and two cell phones to keep up
with what all the teams were doing. He said that by breaking it down in
teams, they were able to put a commander at each assigned fre location
for him to work with. This kept it more organized in the battle to save
what they could. Some were fghting hard to keep fres at bay away from
structures, others were putting out brush and tree fres, while still others
were doing all they could to keep the fres off of homes. Although they
had a large number of trucks and volunteers fghting the fres, he said
they could have used 3 to 4 times the equipment and people to maintain
the fres as needed. There was a challenge in keeping the trucks, 300-
1000 gallon resevoirs, flled with water over and over as well.
Tom recalled being assigned to a home and business South of Glen-
coe in which they were feeling fairly certain they were going to be able
to save, until a small shift and tiny breeze picked up. He said, “the fre
behavior of this fre was unlike any he had ever seen. The embers were
fying in the air the size of paper plates for over a half mile.” He shared,
“My team was standing by waiting to see what the nearby fre was going
to do, when suddenly a Wall of Black Smoke nearly 50’ tall came across
them all.” He said they had to retreat for a bit, but were able to return to
save the structure. He said that they had airpacks which helped them
with breathing and continuing to fght, but the smoke was blinding.
Both men talked about how the extreme dryness fueled the fres at
an extreme rate. They said there were points in which the fre would be
1 mile wide and 2 miles long moving quickly and jumping from tree to
structure to felds. The trees literally exploded and threw fames in every
direction. They used Pump and Roll brushtrucks in many of the areas in
which they are able to pump water directly from the trucks with 2-3 men
running hoses off of it. There were so many challenges and dangers in
their putting out these fres. Many of the fres were going through farms
and shops. This created an added danger with fuel on site, fuel tanks
and propane tanks as well. Being out in the country is also a challenge
on the tires on the trucks and equipment as they must drive right over
stumps, stubs, fence, barbed wire, etc as they drive blind through black-
out smoke.
They shared that most of the frefghters worked 24 hours with as
much as 13 hours straight shifts. There was just no way to stop. They
were very thankful to the Red Cross for the Rehab Centers that they sat
up immediately when the frst fres started. They were originally in a yard
under shade trees, but moved to the Glencoe School Gym where it was
air conditioned which helped tremendously as the temperatures outside
were a blazing 112 degrees! In the 30-60 pounds of fresuits and boots,
it was hard to keep from getting heat exhaustion. The Red Cross set up
stations for them to rest and calm down with water, ice, Gatorade, food
and most importantly, IV’s for them to use to rehydrate quickly. They
said that they had 5 treated and released frefghters and gave over 60
on-scene IV’s to keep them healthy. Jay and Tom were both very thank-
ful that the Red Cross and Lifenet EMT’s were there to help them. They
were supplying medical assistance and pulse checks to all who came into
the Rehab Center.
I asked how it had affected them, Tom shared, “We unfortunately mea-
sure fres by loss vs. saves. This makes it hard for us to think that we did
any good.” He recalled walking out of a hospital visit the day of the fres
and a woman approached him who was crying. He said that she asked
for a hug and thanked him for the frefghters’ assistance in fghting the
fres. She had lost her home and all her belongings, but was thinking him
for his hard work. He said that was very touching and helped him to feel
that what they had done was appreciated.
I really enjoyed the interview with these men. I’m so grateful that we
have well trained emergency workers in our communities that are willing
to risk their lives for others. Jay and Tom said that they have both been
very touched by how grateful the communities have been. Jay laughed,
“we had this giant pile of water and Gatorade out in the frestation bay
that I could barely see over. People were just pouring in and dropping off
cases. I’m standing and gratefully looking at it, when I think, if I only had
some eye drops for my smoke-flled eyes.” Not a second later he sees a
case of eye drops just setting there. He was amazed at how thoughtful
some individual had been to bring them.
They wanted to thank everyone for their outpouring of support through
the fres and afterwards. They have truly been overwhelmed with the
generosity of so many people.
THUNDER ROADS MAGAZINE 34
Here are a couple pictures of my 9 day old son
Caden on his daddy’s Harley from All American
Harley. From Shannon Kearney
Thanks Shannon….Caden is adorable!
V8 Trikes
THUNDER ROADS MAGAZINE 35
Hot Plates
The Offcial Newsletter of Virginia’s First Motorcyclists’
Rights Organization www.abateva.org
Any Biker Friendly Business that offers a 10% discount to
ABATE of VA members, will get a free business card size ad in
every Freewheelin’ issue.
Freewheeling
When Your Dog
Is Your Best
Friend
THUNDER ROADS MAGAZINE 37
FRANKENSTIEN’S FAVE PORK CHOPS w/
CRANBERRY, DIJON & PECAN SAUCE
4 Thick Bone-In Pork Loin Chops
4 tsp. Dijon Mustard
1/4 Cup Cranberry Mustard (* see below)
Nonstick Cooking Spray
Salt & Fresh Ground Black Pepper
Arrange pork chops in a single layer in a ceramic baking
dish sprayed with cooking spray. In a small bowl, add mus-
tard & cranberry sauce and stir to mix well. Take a small
paint or basting brush and brush the mixture on thickly and
evenly on both sides of the chops. Cover & refrigerate for 1
to 12 hours, depending on when you want to cook, turning
occasionally throughout marinating time.
Coat a large fry pan over medium heat with cooking spray,.
When pan is good and hot, add the marinated chops.
Partially cover & cook for 10 mins. Uncover. Turn the chops
over & cook uncovered on the 2nd side until meat cooked
thru but still juicy; apprx. 5 to 10 mins. longer. Season w/
salt & fresh ground black pepper to taste & transfer to a
serving platter.
FRANKIE’S CRANBERRY DIJON MUSTARD SAUCE:
1 Pkg.(12 oz.) of Frozen Cranberries (apprx. 4 cups)
1 Cup Water
1 Cup Sugar or Splenda
1/2 Cup Chopped Pecans
4 tsps. Dijon Mustard
In a medium saucepan, over med. heat, add the water &
the sugar. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add
the cranberries & return to a boil. Reduce the heat & sim-
mer until the cranberries burst, about 10 mins. Stir in the
pecans & the mustard & transfer to a small bowl. Let cool
completely, at room temp., then cover & refrigerate until
ready to use. The sauce will thicken as it cools.
THUNDER GHOUL’S CARAMALLOW DIP
4 Cups Jet-Puffed Miniature Marshmallows
25 Kraft Caramels (about 1/2 of a 14-oz. bag)
1/4 Cup Evaporated Milk
Microwave marshmallows, caramels & evav. milk in large
bowl on high for 2 mins. then an add’l. 1 min.
until marshmallows are completely melted & mixture is
well blended. Cool slightly. Serve with a combination of
different kinds of cookies or as a dipping sauce for sliced,
fresh fruit. Delicious!
THUNDER SPOOK COOKIES
One Pack of Baker’s brand White Chocolate Squares
1 Pack of Nabisco “Nutter Butter Peanut Butter” Sand-
wich Cookies (the ones already shaped like a peanut)
1 Tube of Black Cookie Decoration
Microwave white chocolate in small bowl on High for 1-1/2
mins, stirring after 45 seconds. Make sure is completely
melted. Let cool slightly.
Spread white chocolate mixture on the cookies nice and
thick. Place on a sheet of wax paper to cool. Then take
tube of black decoration and add little black eyes on each
cookie. Since these cookies are shaped like a peanut,
when you put the white chocolate on them and the black
eyes, they now take on the appearance exactly of little
ghosts. Totally simple and cute as can be! Make a batch
w/ your little bats and ghouls!
THUNDER JACK O’ LANTERN PIE
1 Pkg. Orange favored Jell-O
1 Tub of Cool Whip, thawed
1 Pre-made Oreo Pie Crust
10 Pieces of traditional Candy Corn
Make your Jell-O according to package directions. Refrig-
erate 1 hour or until slightly thickened (the consistency
of unbeaten egg whites). Add 2 cups of the Cool Whip;
stir with wire whisk until well blended. Spread into pre-
made Oreo pie crust. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until good
& frm. Just before serving, decorate pie with remaining
whipped topping along the outer perimeter of the pie, then
use the candy corn to form Jack O’ Lantern eyes, nose
and the wicked looking mouth. Too cool!
SCARE SOMEBODY TO THE BONE!
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BACK In The Day
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What Is He Riding?
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ROYAL ENFIELD BULLET C5
Recently while delivering Thunder Roads magazines to Gateway Cycle in
Lexington, a Royal Enfield on the showroom floor caught my eye. I thought
Royal Enfield was one of the many bike manufactures that had died out years
ago. Royal Enfield started producing bikes in England in 1901 and has never
stopped production , but now the bikes are produced in India. The 499 cc
Bullet model shown here is a fuel injected, electronic ignition, single cylinder
producing 27.2 horsepower and 41.3 ft. lbs. torque, runs on 81 octane fuel,
and averages 75 mpg. Royal Enfield claims this bike is not a copy, a rebuild,
or a clone. It is a brand new, 100% authentic hand build classic made the way
they used to be. Colors available are Royal Maroon, black, classic green, and
classic red. A Desert Storm C5 Military model is available in a sand color to
camouflage it in the desert sand. The transmission is a five speed electric
start with a retro kick-start as a backup. This Royal Enfield Bullet is everything
great bikes used to be, affordable, simple, great on gas, and fun to ride. Ken-
tucky’s only dealer is Gateway Cycle in Lexington, so come in and check one
out and tell them you seen this article in Thunder Roads Magazine. Even if you
don’t buy one I’m sure it will bring back memories from back in the 60’s and
70’s when these bikes were on the streets with the Triumphs, BSA’s, Norton’s,
and other bikes from this era.
DIRTY ED
TRM KY.
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Advertisers Index – October 2012
THANK YOU RIDER APPRECIATION MONTH (RAM) SPONSORS!!!
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Adam’s Automotive Service & Repair…...........................................................11
All American Harley-Davidson “RAM SPONSOR”..................................…20
Big Daddy’z Cycles…............................................................................………29
Biker’s Depot “RAM SPONSOR”..............................................................….35
Cavelli’s….......................................................................................................11
Departure Bike Works ..............................................................................…….11
Freedom Biker Church.................................................................................…24
Grove’s Winchester Harley-Davidson..........................................................…24
Gulliver’s Crossfight Restaurant................................................................….40
Hampton Roads HD/Southside HD “RAM SPONSOR”…...............................1
Harley-Davidson of Washington DC “RAM SPONSOR”...........................…45
Hearth & Home Inn.........................................................................................…9
Hillbilly Red’s BBQ….......................................................................................39
Hooters of Richmond-West Broad...............................................................…43
Outlanders “RAM SPONSOR” .....................................................................…9
Pure Evil Performance….................................................................................29
Rick “Preacher” Saunders Devotional…...........................................................29
S & G Mobile Marine.....................................................................................…14
Sherry Parker Memorial Poker Run & Bike Show (Event).......Outside Back Cover
Slade’s Park Dirt Drags (Event).................................................................….27
Southside HD’s Annual Bike Show, etc. (Event) “RAM SPONSOR”….....16
Southside HD’s 3
rd
Annual Hot Rod Hog Show Down “RAM SPONSOR”..45
Southwestern VA Training Center Charity (Event)......................................…39
Suffolk Swamp Roar (Event)............................................................................44
Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group “RAM SPONSOR”…Inside Front Cover & 20
Walneck’s Motorcycle Show & Swap Meets (Events)...........................…9 & 29
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