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On Eagles Wings

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Sound Check

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Tech Tips

Writers/Photographers
Beth Albert Bo Albert Regina Alpaugh Melissa Ashcraft Cathy “BZgal” Clare Ricky Derby William C. Frohmiller Chris “Coyote Killer” Holden Becky Lawson Chad Quinn Chris “Tigger” Rockhill Dave Sutton Kelly Werrell Tim Wilmoth William “Wild Bill” Day

CONTENTS
Calendar Of Events............................................4 Proud To Be An American..............................8 Hot Shots..............................................................12 KISS.....................................................................15 Clubs & Organizations..................................23 The Joker’s Wild..............................................28 Biker Friendly Directory..............................32 NCOM News Bytes..........................................36 On Eagle’s Wings.............................................39 Advertisers Index..........................................40

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
Greetings friends! It’s Biker Appreciation Month folks…THIS ONE’S FOR YOU!!!! This issue is dedicated to all the riders of the Mid-Atlantic for everything that they do to help other people. Three years ago, I came up with the idea of setting aside a special month in our magazine to honor those who ride. It seems like there is a month dedicated for one group or cause or another, so why not have a month honoring bikers? With the idea in mind, I chose the month of October & Biker Appreciation Month was born. Our front cover is designed with a picture collage that represents our biker community participating in events & their love of motorcycles. The pictures & logos along the bottom are from our wonderful cover sponsors who cared enough to send a personalized message to all of you in this month’s Proud To Be An American section. We’d like to say a big THANKS to Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group, Shenandoah Harley-Davidson/Buell, Graffiti’s Ink Gallery, Geico Powersports & the Bikers For Tykes & Troops Motorcycle Rally, Attorney Greg Sandler and Outlanders for their support & sponsorship for this year’s dedication. We encourage all biker friendly businesses to do a little something special for you this month….you certainly deserve it! It doesn’t matter what you ride out there on the roads....the main thing is that you ARE riding. We all share the common ground of enjoying the wind in our faces & riding on 2 or 3 wheels. We’re a unique group of individuals who carry a special sense of adventure & love of freedom on the road. We totally understand why dogs love to stick their heads out of car windows & look so happy doing it. Do you ever notice how people in cars look at you in amazement as you’re riding or while you’re stopped at a light?....most times, they wish they could be where you are. Don’t forget to email your Hot Shot pictures to us anytime….we LOVE putting them in for you! Thanks so much for your support of our magazine - Thunder Roads wouldn’t be here without you! Have a great month out there everyone & enjoy the cool Fall weather. We wish you Peace in your homes, Love in your hearts & much Happiness in all your days….until next month – stay safe!

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OCTOBER Sept 30th – Oct 3rd Myrtle Beach Bike Days Myrtle Beach, SC www.myrtlebeachbikeweek.com Oct 3rd Clifford Ruritan Old Fashioned Sorghum Festival – Clifford, VA Come see the Ruritans cook Old Fashioned Sorghum Molasses and Brunswick Stew in the village of Clifford, Virginia. Watch the VA State Championship Jousting Tournament. See and talk with Civil War reenactors. Enjoy food, music, dancing, entertainment, arts & crafts, antiques, gifts, collectibles, jewelry, quilts, wood crafts, garden ornaments & more! Proceeds benefit local community charities. Free admittance, $5 parking for cars, $1 motorcycle parking (It’s a BEAUTIFUL ride!). State Road 610, between Hwy 29 and SR151, 755 Fletchers Level Road, Clifford, VA, 24533 (434) 946-2208 Oct 3rd Hampton Roads H-D 31st Anniversary Yorktown, VA Visit www.hrhd.com for details or call (757) 872-7223 Oct 3rd Poker Run for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital Prince George, VA Poker Run to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital will be held rain at shine on Saturday, Oct. 3rd, 2009 from Colonial Harley Davidson, 1701 Temple Ave., Prince George, Va. 23875, . Registration starts at 9:30 a.m., first bike out at 10, last bike out at 11. $10 for driver and $5 for rider. This ride is approximately 100 miles round trip. There will be a DJ & live music, food and drink (no alcohol), various vendors, MOPAR car show, door prizes, raffle and 50/50. Again, this will be held in Prince George, Va. to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. For additional information, please contact smcgee1212@gmail.com, see http://capitalcityscrc.org or call 804-347-3345. Oct 3rd Fall Bash Mineral, VA Wilson’s Custom Scooters Fall Bash, 11637 Jefferson Hwy, Mineral V.A. 23117. We will be having our Fall Bash on October 3rd 2009 events include a bike rodeo, bike show, live band, poker run food and refreshments fun for all. Oct 3rd Departure Bike Works Open House Party Richmond, VA Come celebrate 37 years with us at Departure Bike Works. See what is going on at the shop and look at our latest builds. The event will be held rain or shine at our shop: 5216 Hull Street Rd, Richmond, VA 23224.You can call the shop at 804-231-0244 or e-mail us at parts@departure.com check us out at: http://www.departure.com. Oct 4th Tama Poker Run & Bike Show Chesapeake, VA Tama Poker Run & Bike Show Sunday October 4, 2009.Poker Run Registration 9:30-11:00 at Lazy Horse, 565 Cedar Rd. Chesapeake, VA.23322 (757)549-0367 and First Flight Motorcycles 8291 Caratoke Hwy. Powell’s Point N.C.(252)491-5080.$10 Per Bike, $5 Per Passenger. Bike Show Registration 11:00-1:00 at Softtails Saloon 198 Shortcut Rd. Barco, N.C.(252)453-8436. Bike Show Classes: Ladies,

HD Sportster, HD Rubbermount, HD Touring, HD Softail, Foreign, Chopper, Antique, Factory Custom, and Special Construction. Food & Entertainment. For info contact Holly Hoffler at (757)538-3944 or http://tama.crusading.org Oct 4th “Bikers For Becker” Charity Poker Run Newport News, VA The B.U.B.B.A. Riding Club will be proudly hosting the “Bikers For Becker” Charity Poker Run, Sunday, October 4, 2009. Event Location is the Kiln Creek Farm Fresh Grocery Store, 200 Arthur Way, Newport News, VA 23602. Registration begins at 11:00AM with the Last Bike out at 12:30PM. Registration fee is $10.00 per rider, $5.00 for passengers and $5.00 for additional hands(You can purchase as many hands as you like…). There will be coffee & doughnuts available!!! ALL ARE WELCOME!!! The ride will consist of approximately a 1-½ hour, 50-mile long ride from Newport News, through Yorktown, back through Newport News and into Poquoson. The ride ends at the Poquoson City Swimming Pool Parking Lot, 16 Municipal Drive, Poquoson, VA 23662. Prizes for Best & Worst hands!!! There will be food, drinks, LIVE music, raffle for prizes, 50/50 drawing, awards and much more... T-shirts for the event will be on sale... All proceeds from the event are to help with medical expenses for young Kevin Becker, who was diagnosed on June 10, 2009 with Acute Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. He is currently undergoing intense chemotherapy. For more information, contact the B.U.B.B.A. Riding Club at bullislandunitedbigbikesassoc@hotmail.com Oct 2nd – 4th 2nd Annual Outer Banks Bike Fest – Harbinger & Nags Head, NC Bike Show, Poker Run, Guided Tours. Kitty Hawk Harley-Davidson/Nags Head Harley-Davidson. www.kittyhawkhd.com 252-491-2091 Oct 9th – 10th Rumble Through The Tunnels-Fleet Ride Portsmouth, VA Largest Motorcycle Event to Honor our Troops. Welcome Party, Live Music, Vendors, Miss Fleet Ride Contest, Tattoo Contest. Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Give-A-Way!! Bayside HarleyDavidson. Portsmouth, VA/I-264/Exit 5. www.baysidehd.com 757 397-5550 Oct 10th Southside H-D Open House Virginia Beach, VA Info . 757-499-8964 www.hrhd.com Oct 10th Cycle Thunder Open House Richmond, VA Cycle Thunder in Richmond VA will be having it’s fall open house on October 10, 2009. Lots of food, great prices on all the gear you need for fall riding, bike show with prizes, other vendors, door prizes and more to come. Sign up for our email updates at www.cyclethunder.com. See some pictures of our spring openhouse on our facebook page or on our website. www.cyclethunder. SEE YOU THERE! Oct 10th IronAzz 500 Mile Ride Hey Raider Riders - On October 10th the 9th Annual IronAzz Ride will be taking place. It is a 500 mile ride to raise money for Feed the Children and a 50/50 raffle to raise money for Families of the Wounded. You do not have to ride the whole

500 miles if you don’t want to. There will be prizes, BBQ, T-Shirts, Band, etc... We have a ton of info available at the following forum. http://www.ironazz.proboards.com Please come support this worthwhile ride... –Don Oct 10th R.P.M. LONESTAR “INTREPID FALLEN HEROS“ CAR AND BIKE SHOW Colonial Heights, VA R.P.M. Lonestar “Intrepid Fallen Hero’s Car / Bike Show” at SouthPark Mall!!, Colonial Heights, Va. October 10 - (Rain date Oct 17th) 10-4 pm please register by 1pm, From Exotic Lamborghini’s ,Import Tuners, Muscle Cars, SUV’s, Trucks, Classics, Bikes, Choppers etc etc, over 40 Trophy classes, Hottest Swimsuit competition, Milk Drinking Contest! Weight lifting competition, /////Alpine Blowout Supersale!, Up to 75% off RPM products, Tons of free giveaways from RPM ( East Coast Tint Championship Tint Gift certificates, Digital Wheel Alignments, HID’s, ///// Alpine, Sony, Pioneer Car Audio, Alarms,IPODs,& local Sponsor businesses!) Free set of Rims! Free Cool Gifts 1st 50 registrations, Kids Raffle! GREAAAT Charity!!! go to youtube. com (keyword- rpm hooters) to view the last show, more info go to rpmsuperstore.com, email info@rpmsuperstore.com call Mark at 804-306-7712 Oct 11th Fall Foliage Poker Run Beautiful Poker Run thru the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with the Shenandoah Valley Harley Owners Group cost $10 all riders welcome prizes awarded weather/h.o.g hotline 540-946-9992 or www.shenandoahhog.com

Oct 11th 8th Annual Suffolk Swamp Roar Suffolk, VA A scenic 80-mile escorted ride around The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. $20 per person includes event t-shirt, post-ride reception with food and entertainment and free entry into Peanut Fest. Suffolk Visitor Center at 757-514-4130 or http://www.Suffolk-Fun.com Oct 15th – 18th Biketoberfest Daytona Beach, FL Oct 17th Arizona Joe’s & Graffitis Bike Show Mechanicsville, VA Bike Show at Arizona Joes in beautiful downtown Mechanicsville, Virginia, to benefit Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All proceeds will be donated to help fight breast cancer. Live bands, demonstrations, and trophies. Sponsored by Arizona Joe’s Pub and Grille, Graffiti’s Ink Gallery, and Richmond Harley Davidson. Please contact Rex Wiltshire at (804) 240-2114 for more information Oct 17th Benefit Ride for Larry Shaffer Franklin, VA Benefit ride for Larry Shaffer. October 17 Freds Restaurant Franklin VA contact Jim Cushing 757 620 9022 Oct 17th Komen Race for the Cure sponsored by the Old Dudes M.C. Virginia Beach, Va 31 The Old Dudes M.C. is the presenting sponsor of 2009 Komen Race for the Cure. Chix Custom Cycles unveiling of the 2010 ODMC poker run bike raffle. Tickets for bike on sale that day. Chris Henry Sec/Tres ODMC 757-635-5979 http://www.OldDudesMC.com

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Oct 18th First Annual Fallen Rider Ride & Fundraiser Virginia Beach, VA Ride, Fundraiser and After Party for April Benner. Start and Registration: Chix Custom Cycles, 3745 Shore Drive, Va Beach. Registration is from 9:30 - 11:30 AM. Ride leaves from Chix at 11:45 sharp to conclude at Knuckleheads Roadhouse, 401 N Witchduck Rd, Va Beach, by 12 NOON. $10.00 per Rider, $5.00 per Passenger. ALL PROCEEDS OF THIS YEARS EVENT GO TO APRIL BENNER TO HELP PAY HER MEDICALS BILLS. Music by Motorpsychic @ 1:30 PM * LIVE AUCTION * 50/50 Raffle * Food Specials & More! Contact info: Laurie Schober laurie@thunderroadsvirginia.com (OR) J.R. at Knuckleheads 757.644.6200 Oct 18th Dirt Drags @ Slade’s 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. Rain date Oct. 25th. Oct 24th Hope for the Valley Staunton, VA Staunton VA, Gypsy hill Park Bandstand-Music, Food, Vendors and fun for the whole family. There will be a motorcycle ride and bike show. All proceeds from this event will go to local non profits. Starts at 9am goes till 10pm. For more information or to be a vendor contact Chuck Hazy at 540-2419852 or chuckhazy@yahoo.com Oct 24th Sons of God MC Pig Roast/ Dice Run Virginia Beach, VA The Southern Virginia Chapter of the Sons of God MC is hosting a Pig Roast and dice run on Saturday October 24th to raise money for St. Mary’s. Admission is $10. Registration will be at FTW Leather located at 1561 Bradford Road, Virginia Beach, Va. End point will be at the chesapeake campground located at 693 George Washington Highway South, Chesapeake, Va. There will be bike games, bike show, bonfire, trophies, vendors and prizes. For more information call (757) 621-4891 or email info@sogmcvab.org Oct 25th Sherri Parker Memorial Poker Run & Bike Show - Driver/ Suffolk, VA. Sherri Parker Memorial Poker Run & Bike Show Sunday Oct. 25th 2009. Run Registration 9:30- 11:00 at Knuckleheads Roadhouse, 401 North Witchduck Rd, VA. Beach and Bayside Harley Davidson, 2211 Frederick Boulevard, Portsmouth, VA 23704. Parade of Bikes entering Driver, VA at 1:00pm. Bike Show Registration in Driver at 4237 Driver Lane from 12 - 2pm. Classes: Ladies, Antique, HD Touring, HD Softail, HD Rubbermount, HD Sportster, Foreign,Chopper, Special Construction & Factory Custom. Proceeds benefiting the Sherri Parker Memorial Fund, Inc., Driver Volunteer Fire Dept. and the Humane Society. Rain date November 1, 2009. For info contact Holly Hoffler @ 757538-3944. Oct 31st Halloween Open House & Fashion Show Ft Washington, MD Great winter/fall fashions modeled by the HOG Chapter, costume contest, candy for the kids, sales and more! 9407 Livingston Rd. Ft Washington, MD 20744, www.hdwash.com 301248-1200, 10am to 4pm

Oct 31st Southern Riders MC. NC. Halloween Party Camden, NC The Southern Riders Motorcycle Club will sponsor a Halloween Party 31 October 2009 at our Club House @ the Intersection of 158 & 34 in Camden NC. Prizes for best costume , 50/50 food music and a good time for all. For more info contact Strings @ 252-216-7004 or Gman @252-722-2943 NOVEMBER Nov 1st Daylight Savings Time Ends Fall back! Set your clocks back 1 hour Nov 11th Veterans Day Nov 7th Scorpions M/C 24th Annual Toy Run, Bike Show and Blood Drive Gates open at 12noon, 6 bands will be playing through out the day stating at 1pm. Bike show will be be public votes, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, places. Bloodmobile will be on site for donations. Vendors, food, door prizes, 50/50 drawings. Also raffling off a new 2009 Superglide, tickets $25. Location: Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge, Hwy 58E Approx 7miles past Danville Va city limits. Contact: Stump 434-251-6352 or scorpion_stump@yahoo.com Nov 7th Honor and Remember Veterans Ride Chesapeake, V Motorcycle Ride beginning at Buskys Chill and Grill, 237 Hanbury Rd., Chesapeake, VA. Registration is 9-10:30 and and costs $5.00 ea plus a donated toiletry item. There will be door prizes, trophies, and food at the end, all this included with your registration. Honor and Remember will be presenting flags to Gold Star Families who have lost a loved one while in service to our country. Contact Skip at 757-4342154 or skip620@cox.net, Chesapeake, Virginia Nov 8th ABATE VETS RUN Newport News/Hampton, VA 18th Annual VETS Run, sponsored by the First Capitol Chapter ABATE of VA, from Newport News YMCA to Hampton Vets Hospital. Registration from 10:30 to 12:30, escorted ride leaves at 1:00. Cars welcome too! $10.00 donation - all proceeds go directly to the hospitalized veterans. Food, music and bike show at ride end. contact Gene at 757-903-6541 or jespare@verizon.net for more info. Nov 14th Vets Helping Vets Yorktown, VA U.S. Military Vets, Virginia State Chapter will be holding a 2-Wheel/4-Wheel Dice Run, with proceeds going to benefit Veterans in need through our support of multiple charities to include: Hampton VA Hospital, Wounded Warrior Project, The Fisher House, Operation Troop Aid, Homes For Troops, Sgt. Mac Memorial Foundation, Vetshouse, Inc, etc. Our Run will Start and Finish at Bayhaven Grill, 6500A George Washington Memorial Highway, Yorktown ( Next to Hampton Roads Harley Davidson). First Vehicle out 11 AM, last Vehicle in 3 PM. Entry fee $10 with prizes for best and worst rolls, door prizes and 50/50 drawings. Also on hand will be The Pin Up Angels (www.thepinupangels.com) Check us out at www. usmvmcva1.org.

Nov 22nd Speedway Harley Davidson 7th Annual Toy Run Benefiting the Cabarrus County Empty Stocking Fund Free Food & Door Prizes. Must bring a new unwrapped toy. see www. speedwayharley-davidson.com for flyer registration starts at 10 am Nov 26th Happy Thanksgiving! Nov 27th Southside H-D Beware of the Mall Sale Virginia Beach, VA Info 757-499-8964 www.hrhd.com

DECEMBER Dec 11th Southside H-D 12 Days of Christmas Sale Begins Virginia Beach, VA Info 757-499-8964 www.hrhd.com Dec 12th Southside H-D Santa and His Elves Open House Virginia Beach, VA Info 757-499-8964 www.hrhd.com Dec 12th Christmas Open House & Pictures with Santa Hughesville, MD Harley-Davidson of Washington, DC., 9407 Livingston Rd. Ft Washington, MD 20744, www.hdwash.com, 301-248-1200, 10am to 4pm Dec 21st 1st Day of Winter Dec 25th Merry Christmas!

2010
Feb 12th – 14th , 2010 Timonium Motorcycle Show Timonium, MD Every foreign and domestic motorcycle manufacturer available in USA on display…huge custom and antique bike show…100’s of exhibits covering everything in motorcycling. Attendees will be able to meet several nationally known bike builders featured on Discovery Channel’s “Biker Buildoff” and Speed Channel’s “Two Wheel Tuesday” Series, like Michele Smith all three days. Maryland State Fairgrounds – Timonium, Maryland – Opens 10AM each day, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, February 12-14, 2010. Admission for Adults: $15.00, Children 10-15 years $5.00 and under 10 are free with paying adult. Go to www. cycleshow.net to print-out $5.00 off admission discount coupons, good on adult admission only. For more info. call, 410-561-7323, visit www.cycleshow.net or email info@aldadvertising.com. Apr 9th – 11th , 2010 5th Annual Bikers for Tykes & Troops Motorcycle Rally Virginia Beach, VA KOA Kampground: 1240 General Booth Blvd , Virginia Beach , VA 23451. Featuring: Vendors, Dealers, Exhibitors, Concerts, Contests, Games, Food and MORE. More info: www. bikersfortykesandtroops.org. All proceeds benefit USO of Hampton Roads and Children’s Hospital of The King ’s Daughters

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Why Motorcyclists Should Be Watching Myrtle Beach
Lately it seems that wherever I go people want to know what is happening in Myrtle Beach South Carolina. Some are concerned, others are curious, and many are angry. It seems that motorcyclists everywhere have been watching what is going on there. However, I have also met those who don’t really care. They don’t go to Myrtle Beach and therefore could not care less about what happens there. They often ask, “Since I can go elsewhere, why should I care what Myrtle Beach does?” That is a valid question which deserves an answer. However, before I do that, let’s have a brief re-cap of what has gone on in Myrtle Beach to date. Last year the city fathers and mothers decided that they no longer wanted the yearly bike rallies in their city. Not only that, they did not want them in other cities either. So what did they do? Did they contact the chief of police and ask him to strictly enforce all state and city statutes and ordinances? No they did not. They decided to pass new ordinances aimed at motorcyclists. They passed a new noise ordinance which allows for confiscation of the operator’s motorcycle until the offending exhaust is repaired or replaced. They instituted a city wide helmet law even though the state legislature has already decided that motorcyclists age 21 and over can decide for themselves whether or not to wear a helmet. They have even mandated the type of helmet to be worn and it is different than the type the State has mandated for riders under the age of 21. On top of that, they created their own court system to hear many of these violations. Keep in mind that the creation of courts is a state, not local responsibility and power. Upon seeing what was going on, our firm immediately challenged the new ordinances. We challenged them as being in violation of South Carolina State law and as being unconstitutional. Before we had a chance to argue these matters the South Carolina State Supreme Court spoke on the creation of special courts. In a memo to localities the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court stated that the creation of such courts was repugnant to state law and that such courts were unconstitutional. That took part of our argument away. As for the helmet and other ordinances, the fate of those is yet to be determined. In February of this year, numerous motorcyclists and freedom lovers converged at Murrells Inlet South Carolina to stage a protest ride. They willingly rode helmet free into the City of Myrtle Beach. Forty-nine received tickets. We are representing those who were ticketed and the Supreme Court has agreed to take original jurisdiction over them to determine whether or not the ordinances are legal. That means that we do not have to argue these cases in lower court. The Supreme Court of South Carolina will take these cases without the need for an appeal. We are currently awaiting a hearing date.
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That brings us back to the original question. Why should motorcyclists everywhere be concerned about what is going on in Myrtle Beach South Carolina? The answer is that if it can happen there, it can happen here, wherever here may be. It can happen in Raleigh North Carolina or Richmond Virginia. It can happen in Kitty Hawk North Carolina, Sumter South Carolina, Hillsville, Virginia or any other place where an elected few have problems with motorcycles and/or motorcyclists. “So what” you may say, “I wear a helmet”, or “my state requires helmets so this does not pertain to me”. Wrong! What’s going on in Myrtle Beach does not have a thing to do with helmets or exhausts. It has to do with due process and the rule of law. It has to do with elected officials exceeding their authority in order to impose their own personal values on others. It also has to do with right and wrong. If we as motorcyclists stand by and allow this to happen what will happen when the parking garage that we park in decides that motorcycles are no longer allowed there? What will happen when your homeowners association decides that motorcycles are loud so no one may park a motorcycle in the neighborhood anymore? What will happen when three different localities in your area pass individual noise ordinances which are each different from the other? Which are you going to comply with? If we as motorcyclists allow our rights to be infringed upon anywhere we allow our rights to be infringed upon everywhere. I know that to many this seems to be overly dramatic. Some may say “Danielson, aren’t you getting a little carried away?” I can promise you that I am not. Elected officials are not particularly original. When they perceive a problem they look to see what is happening in other localities and states. If something works in one state, another state will borrow it. If it works in one city, another city will borrow it. There are localities around the country watching what is happening in Myrtle Beach South Carolina with an eye towards bringing it to their hometown. That should concern all of us. In the end, I am confident that we will prevail in Myrtle Beach. I am just as confident that this problem will arise in other places. Likewise I am just as confident that as there were motorcyclists to stand up against it in Myrtle Beach, there will be dedicated motorcyclists to stand up against it when it happens elsewhere. I would urge all to keep a close watch over those whom you elect to make sure that they are representing you and your views. At the same time watch out for what other people’s elected officials are doing because your elected officials are doing just that. If you have any further questions or comments concerning this article or any other matters concerning your rights as a motorcyclist please contact me at 1-800-321-8968 or at matt@tommcgrathlaw.com Matt Danielson Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group Virginia Coalition of Motorcyclists 1-800-321-8968

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GEICO POWERSPORTS AND THE BIKERS FOR TYKES & TROOPS MOTORCYCLE RALLY AND CONCERTS
“On behalf of GEICO Powersports and the Bikers for Tykes & Troops planning committee, we would like to send our sincerest thanks to the biker community and its supporters for your participation and involvement in our event. Due to the generosity of the bikers and sponsors, we have been able to raise over $200,000 for Children’s Hospital of The King ’s Daughters and USO of Hampton Roads. Mark your calendars! Our 5th Annual Bikers for Tykes & Troops Motorcycle Rally and Concerts will be held at KOA Kampground April 9-11, 2010. As is the tradition, all event proceeds will go directly to the charities. We look forward to seeing you there and thank you for your continued support of these two great organizations.” Geico Powersports and the Bikers For Tykes & Troops Motorcycle Rally and Concerts www.bikersfortykesandtroops.org/virginiabeach April 9-11, 2010 - bikersfortykesvb@geico.com
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GREG SANDLER, ATTORNEY Epstein, Sandler & Flora, P.C.
“As counsel to a lot of bikers in the Hampton Roads area, I have found no other group of people, from such diverse backgrounds and occupations, with such a singular purpose of providing help and assistance to others. There is not a cause, a person, a group or a project that local bikers will not help and support, with time, money or friendship, and I truly appreciate the opportunity to be a part, not only through my firm, and as your attorney, but as President of BSSC, and through my affiliation with many of the businesses that support the biker community. You should all be proud of the contributions you make, every week, and should rest knowing that there is a community out there to help you, should you find yourself in need. RIDE SAFELY!!!” Gregory L. Sandler, Esq. EPSTEIN, SANDLER & FLORA, P.C. 413 W. York Street, Norfolk , Virginia 23510 (757) 627-8900 (757) 627-1401 (fax) GSandler@ESF-injurylaw.com

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“Being a Harley-Davidson Dealer has given me the opportunity to aid my community and other people I will never meet in ways I never imagined. Without the motorcycle community these deeds would be unthinkable to accomplish as they would be without a great staff. Bikers simply have bigger hearts and I am proud to be one of many.” Bob Ladd, Dealer Shenandoah HD Shenandoah Harley-Davidson/Buell 213 Rolling Thunder Lane, Staunton, VA 24401 (540) 213-RIDE (7433) www.shenhd.com

SHENANDOAH HARLEY-DAVIDSON/BUELL

The Outlanders staff would like to thank all the riders who brought their poker runs to our store. Your generosity of time, money and attendance helped raise thousands of dollars this year. We will continue to welcome all bikes as you ride the beautiful Skyline Drive & Fort Valley. Outlanders will do our part to make your fundraising a success. Ride Sure! Outlanders 4768 US Highway 211 West, Luray, VA 22835 (540) 743-2040 www.outlanders.ws

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THUNDER ROADS MAGAZINE MID-ATLANTIC GRAFFITI’S INK GALLERY “Keep Riding!!!!”
Graffiti’s Ink Gallery www.graffitis.com 3 Locations 2311 Hungary Rd. Richmond, VA 23228 (804) 261-5689

111-A W. Williamsburg Rd. 7122 Mechanicsville Tpke. Sandston, VA 23150 Mechanicsville, VA 23111 (804) 328-6989 (804) 559-4658

“On behalf of our entire staff here at Thunder Roads, we’d like to salute all of the riders of the Mid-Atlantic for their big hearts & generosity to raise money for charities. All throughout the year, bikers hit the road to participate in bike events, poker runs & fundraisers to help make a difference in the lives of those in need. We appreciate all you do & we’ll be out there riding with you. To all the riders in motorcycle clubs, riding clubs, organizations and independent riders…. THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!! Ride safe & enjoy your roads ~ Kelly & the Crew of Thunder Roads Mid-Atlantic ~
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The More You Know
10 Basic Daily Tips to Keep You Riding Healthy For Years To Come! (from www.health-fitness-tips.com)
1. Move More Make it a daily challenge to find ways to move your body. Climb stairs if given a choice between that and escalators or elevators. Walk your dog; chase your kids; toss balls with friends, mow the lawn. Anything that moves your limbs is not only a fitness tool, it’s a stress buster. Think ‘move’ in small increments of time. It doesn’t have to be an hour in the gym or a 45-minute aerobic dance class or tai chi or kickboxing. But that’s great when you’re up to it. Meanwhile, 6. Wear Your Seat Belt move more. Thought for the day: Cha, Cha, Cha…. Then do Statistics show that seat belts add to longevity and help alleviate potential injuries in car crashes. Thought for the it! day: Buckle down and buckle up. 2. Cut Fat 7. Floss Your Teeth Avoid the obvious such as fried foods, burgers and other fatty meats (i.e. pork, bacon, ham, salami, ribs and sausage). Recent studies make a direct connection between longevity and teeth flossing. Nobody knows exactly why. Perhaps it’s Dairy products such as cheese, cottage cheese, milk and cream should be eaten in low fat versions. Nuts and sandwich because people who floss tend to be more health conscious than people who don’t? Thought for the day: Floss and be meats, mayonnaise, margarine, butter and sauces should your body’s boss. be eaten in limited amounts. Most are available in lower fat versions such as substitute butter, fat free cheeses and 8. Avoid Excessive Drinking mayonnaise. Thought for the day: Lean, mean, fat-burning While recent studies show a glass of wine or one drink a machine…. Then be one! day (two for men) can help protect against heart disease, more than that can cause other health problems such as liver 3. Quit Smoking The jury is definitely in on this verdict. Ever since 1960 when and kidney disease and cancer. Thought for the day: A jug of wine should last a long time. the Surgeon General announced that smoking was harmful to your health, Americans have been reducing their use of tobacco products that kill. Just recently, we’ve seen a surge in 9. Keep a Positive Mental Outlook smoking in adolescents and teens. Could it be the Hollywood There’s a definitive connection between living well and healthfully and having a cheerful outlook on life. Thought influence? It seems the stars in every movie of late smoke for the day: You can’t be unhappy when you’re smiling or cigarettes. Beware. Warn your children of the false romance or ‘tough guy’ stance of Hollywood smokers. Thought for the singing. day: Give up just one cigarette…. the next one. 10. Choose Your Parents Well The link between genetics and health is a powerful one. But 4. Reduce Stress just because one or both of your parents died young in ill Easier said than done, stress busters come in many forms. health doesn’t mean you cannot counteract the genetic pool Some techniques recommended by experts are to think handed you. positive thoughts. Spend 30 minutes a day doing something you like. (i.e.,Soak in a hot tub; walk on the beach or in Thought for the day: Follow these basic tips for healthy a park; read a good book; visit a friend; play with your living and you can better control your own destiny. dog; listen to soothing music; watch a funny movie. Get a massage, a facial or a haircut. Meditate. Count to ten before losing your temper or getting aggravated. Avoid difficult people when possible. Thought for the day: When seeing red, think pink clouds….then float on them.
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5. Protect Yourself from Pollution If you can’t live in a smog-free environment, at least avoid smoke-filled rooms, high traffic areas, breathing in highway fumes and exercising near busy thoroughfares. Exercise outside when the smog rating is low. Exercise indoors in air conditioning when air quality is good. Plant lots of shrubbery in your yard. It’s a good pollution and dirt from the street deterrent. Thought for the day: ‘Smoke gets in your eyes’…and your mouth, and your nose and your lungs as do pollutants….hum the tune daily.

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Too Tired To Ride?
I recently went to a Blues Music Festival in Saint Louis, MO, which started at 1:00 pm, and ended at 11:00 pm that particular day. Needless to say, it was a long day for me. Even though I do stay somewhat in shape and make a conscious effort to diet properly, I notice that as I get older, I must supplement my energy level to stay the course of such happenings. I normally do this with a good ole cup of java or two; however, I will partake in one of the many energy drinks that are available on the market today. It goes without saying, that the more you are awake and aware of your surroundings, the safer you are operating a motorcycle. You are taking a huge risk while driving a car or a truck while fatigued, mentally or physically. Multiply this risk by five if you are operating a vehicle with only two wheels under these conditions. Under extreme fatigued situations, you can suffer from poor judgment, optical illusions, and even mental hallucinations. Under moderate fatigued situations, you can suffer from poor judgment, poor decision making, and altered reaction times. Even being slightly fatigued, you can suffer the same symptoms as being moderate fatigued. Obviously, if you operate a motorcycle under these conditions, you are creating a recipe for disaster. So, besides the obvious of getting plenty of rest, (At least eight hours of sleep at bedtime), what else can we do to be an alert and a fully aware rider? When you are riding and stop for that all important biker breakfast, lunch, or dinner, avoid stuffing yourself, or eat smaller portions more often during the day. Know your body limits, at the first sign of feeling fatigue, pull over and take a break, or make sure you are fully rested before getting on to ride. Believe it or not, a short little fifteen or twenty minute, “Cat Nap” can do wonders. If you are on prescription medications that make you drowsy or fatigued and you plan to ride, then DON’T. Then, there is alcohol, a double dose of danger, and a double dose of fatigue, need I say anymore about that? Like I mentioned earlier, a cup or two of coffee, or an energy drink, makes me feel young again for an hour or two. However, I realize not everyone likes coffee, and some energy drinks make some people jittery, you just have to find what works for you. My youngest son has found that some of the carbonated beverages on the market and sweet tea help his cause. What ever you find that helps your cause; just remember what your mother told you, “Too Much Of Anything Is Not Good For You”. Ride free, ride safe, and please, protect the children. Kevin G. Charleville (Doc)

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The Hills Are Alive With The Sound of …Motorcycles
There’s a place where it doesn’t matter what you ride, just that you ride. It doesn’t matter if you wear black, brown, purple leathers or racing gear, where you come from, how old or young you are, or what color you are, just that you are. It doesn’t matter what “colors” you fly, or that you don’t fly any at all. There are no boundaries. Instead, there is great camaraderie. We truly are one! Sound far-fetched, like a bunch of crap? It can happen…and did happen at AMA’s International Women & Motorcycle Conference presented by Harley-Davidson and Buell. Unless you had your eyes closed, you noticed a marked increase in Colorado women riders recently. The 2009 AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference took place August 18-22 at 9280 feet in beautiful Keystone, Colorado. With 1,000 or more riders (mostly women), coming from all over the world, representing over more than 50 riding clubs, 40 states, Europe, Canada, UK, Japan and more, the group was as diverse as their machines. Riders came rolling in on cruisers, sport bikes, dual sports, trikes and more. The conference theme, Riding to New Heights, honoring the contributions of women riders past and present, was perfect and fitting. The atmosphere was electric, charged with anticipation, energy, and excitement. There were no “hot shots” coming in big rigs, trailers or vehicles hauling their motorcycles. We rode! The Colorado Rockies were alive with the sounds of 2 and 3 – wheeled machines. Pete & Alexandra terHorst coordinated the conference media and public relations activities, which included a President’s Reception on Wednesday afternoon, the 19th of August, providing opportunities to meet Rob Dingman, President of the AMA (American Motorcyclist Association) and visit up close with VIP’s. Later that evening, more than 800 motorcyclists attended the Opening Ceremony. Speakers included Leslie Porterfield who broke 3 land speed records in 2008, became a member of the 200 Club and was named AMA’s 2008 rider of the year, Karen Davidson, great granddaughter of HarleyDavidson’s co-founder William A. Davidson and Leslie Prevish who oversees women’s outreach for Harley-Davidson. Women’s Motocross Association National Champion and Keynote Speaker Ashley Fiolek addressed the crowd, using sign language, while her mother Roni interpreted. 18 yearold Ashley made racing history twice this year; She is the first female athlete in history to be signed with Honda’s factory team and
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the first deaf medalist in X Games history. Emotions ran high, eyes welled with tears and the crowd came to it’s feet more than once as Ashley spoke of her racing roots, obstacles she has faced and adversity she has overcome in a sport with no clear career path for “girls”, doing what she loves to do. Deaf since birth, she said that has never been an obstacle. The biggest obstacle is achieving success in a male-dominated sport. There is no defined path for girls who race. Ashley is changing that, carving a path and helping to pave the way for generations to come. It was just day one of the conference and already one of the most phenomenal experiences I’ve ever had at any motorcycle event. Each day was filled with activities including seminars and training sessions on many topics of interest; roadside wrenching, safety, street strategies, accident scene management, riding “twisities,” guided tours, independent tours, dual sport riding, adventure riding and more. There were opportunities to shop at the vendor marketplace with lots of merchandise available; riding gear, jewelry, apparel, aftermarket parts, books, and some female specific items, like the H-D Riders Edge shirt stating, “I am not a backrest.” Demo rides were packed and for good reason. The many models provided by the manufacturers, BMW, Buell, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki, Kymko and Yamaha offered riders a broad range of choices. The 21- mile (and longer) route included riding around Lake Dillon and provided great opportunities to test handling of each machine in various road conditions and kept permanent smiles on all of our faces! Scheduled celebrations with entertainment, fashion shows, refreshments (and a shuttle bus), included a Barn Dance sponsored by Kawasaki and Denver dealer Fay Myers, and the International Street Party, hosted by the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada (MCC). We’re sure that some worked in a stop at one of the local Blues Jams that went on all weekend. Dickey Betts, former Lead guitarist

for The Allman Brothers Band played in Frisco, less than 10 miles from the conference. Closing ceremony keynote speaker adventure motorcyclist, Lois Pryce pulled up on a 750 cc Ural, loaded with gear, tents, sleeping bags, coolers, and husband in the sidecar. In 2003, Pryce, bored working in an office cubicle in England, quit her job, bought a 250cc dirt bike and set out on a 20,000-mile solo journey from Alaska to So. America, then a few years later, traveled from London to Cape Town, South Africa. Pryce captivated us all with accounts of her travels. “There were many naysayers that told me I’d be raped or murdered. There were often times I wondered, “What the hell do I think I’m doing? A pasty-faced red-headed white girl in Africa?” She rode through the Sahara desert, traveled on “roads” that were nothing more than mud puddles and at one point in her journey found herself riding in a mine field. Pryce says riding her bike lets her focus totally on the road, with no distractions like cell phones or radios. “All you need is to dress appropriately for the weather and enjoy the ride” Lois has written several books chronicling her adventures, including the title “Red Tape and White Knuckles” www.Loisontheloose.com The closing ceremony ended with lots of hugs and thousands of dollars in door prizes, including the grand prize –a trip for 2 to Australia, with 3 nights lodging in Sydney. The winner wasn’t present so the presenters were urged to call her for all of us to hear! She didn’t answer. She was probably riding! I think something amazing happened daily to all of us who attended this conference. For some, it was a chance to meet someone they admired, hear amazing stories of courage, tenacity and determination, make new friends, finally meet someone you’ve only talked to in the past, see a bear! For

others, it was just being in Colorado. Some found a new passion in dirt bike riding or dual sport riding. Everyone learned something new or was inspired in some way by someone or something that happened! It was a chance to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. It was sisters and brothers sharing a passion for the same thing… riding on 2 (or 3) wheels. Rob Dingman summed up the conference with one word “Incredible!” He credited all the hard work of Event Manager, Tigra Tsujikawa and his AMA team. “The conference was another example of how the AMA is ‘all things motorcycling’,” Dingman said. “The AMA welcomes all riders. It doesn’t matter if you are male or female, an off-road or cruiser rider, a commuter or a long-distance rider. If you are a motorcyclist, you belong in the AMA.”This conference the fifth, has been held every 3 years in the past. When I asked if they were going to wait another 3 years, the response was, “Probably not.” Thunder Roads Colorado male staff members commented: Joe Farrow - “From the youngest speaker and most outstanding young lady Ashley Fiolek to the oldest attendee, myself, I was completely blown away! I have never experienced an event like this before, but I would welcome the chance to do so again if you ladies would allow me to do so. You Rock!” Russ McCartney - “It was awesome!” Note: According to the latest survey conducted by the Motorcycle Industry Council, 5.7 million (23 percent) of the 25 million people who rode motorcycles last year were women. Linda McCartney For more photos, check out our website. www.thundercolorado.com, WomenAndMotorcycling.com. Video coverage of the conference is also available on the AMA’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/AmericanMotorcyclist.

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TIPS TO HELP KEEP YOU SAFE ON YOUR ROADS
KNOW AND BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE INVISIBLE TO ALL OTHER DRIVERS. When approaching any intersection, assume cars traveling in the opposite direction are going to turn left and run over you. Be prepared to take evasive action. ALWAYS-ALWAYS have an escape route out of a situation to avoid the consequences of other peoples’ mistakes. Keep looking for the gap that you can use when someone else screws up. Adjust your speed to your reaction time. At the end of a tiring day it will be much longer than it was on the way to work at 8:00AM, so ride with bigger safety margins. Check BOTH directions when the light turns green. Sooner or later someone will run that red light and run into you. Drivers who are using their cellular phones are not using their brains. Watch out for them. Mirrors are important. If they don’t show anything but your elbows, buy some that do. Always use your mirrors. Use other people’s mirrors, too. Look into the mirror of the car in front of you. That way you can see where they are looking, and how attentive they are. If you can see them, chances are better that they can see you. Trucks and vans often have a hard time checking their right side blind spot, and if you can’t see the truck mirrors, the driver can’t see you in the mirror. Slippery oil, antifreeze, and ATF look like water, particularly in low light. Try to avoid all wet spots, but if you can’t, ride over them smoothly. Check under (behind) parked cars. Those legs you see belong to a child who may run out in front of you. Anticipate the moves of other vehicles. Drivers don’t always use their turn signals in traffic, but you MAY be able to tell where they are going by watching their heads turn just before they change lanes. Treat all metal surfaces - train rails, bridge gratings, manhole covers - with the utmost respect. They offer very little traction when dry, and almost none when wet. Ride over them as smoothly as possible. Ride in a gear that will allow you to accelerate quickly if you need to get out of a tight spot. Never lose your temper when riding....If you do, STOP, take a breather, then resume your ride. Always be on the lookout for, and expect, the unexpected. Avoid racing with other motorists. IF YOU’RE NOT SURE, DON’T!

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RIDE FOR PINK – We would like to thank you for your continuing support of the annual Ride For Pink which benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Many riders were looking forward to participating in this event. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Ride For Pink for 2009 was cancelled and has been rescheduled for October 2010. We will be back fighting for the cause, bigger, better and stronger. Details to follow. “Fighting for a cure and prevention in our lifetime.”
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kelly@thunderroads-virginia.com ABATE of Virginia welcomes all riders to join in the fight 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 Coalfield 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 540-2196366 or TimDalman@comcast.net ABATE 1st Capitol Chapter ( Williamsburg , VA ) meets 9AM every 1st Sunday at Beachcomber's Restaurant, 8811 George Washington Memorial Hwy, Yorktown , VA 23692. Everyone Welcome. For more information contact Gene Spare at 757903-6541 or JESpare@verizon.net ABATE Iron Horse Calvary Chapter ( Lynchburg , VA) meets 7PM every 1st Tuesday at Mary Jane's Café, 826 Kemper St, Lynchburg , VA 24502-3250. Everyone Welcome. For more information contact Tronco at 434-993-3197 or EvoTronco1@wmconnect.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 276565-4541 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 804-3898293 or HawgSke@msn.com ABATE Virginia Cruisers Chapter ( Hampton , VA ) meets 1PM every 1st Sunday at Mugzy's Grill, 1312 E. Pembroke Ave, Hampton, VA. Everyone welcome. For more information contact Pete Bulgart at 757-8701517 or John at abateregion3@yahoo.com. Beacons/Christian Motorcycle Association - Meetings: 2nd Monday of each month, Piccadilly Cafeteria, Military Hwy, 6-8 PM. Monthly ride: 4th Saturday of each month, depart from Shoney’s on Indian River Rd. Check our website for ride times and more information: http://cmaner5.org/VA/BEACONSOFTIDEWATER or contact President Lenny Stowell at (757) 420-4411 or lenandtwogirls@yahoo.com THUNDER ROADS MAGAZINE 23 Bikers with Heart Foundation, Inc. 501 ©3 Non-Profit Organization, National Fallen Biker Memorial Weekend, P.O. Box 291 Bryantown, MD 20617, Office: (301) 893-2900 Email: founder@ mlkm5project.com. Website: www.mlkm5project.com. Motto: We Ride Because We Care Christian Motorcyclist Association Northern Virginia Chapter 348 www. nvcrcma.com NVCR meets 3rd 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 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 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 conflict with others & then we can all have a successful turnout. Our meetings are held @ 7PM on the 3rd Thursday of every month (except December) at the Golden Corral, on the corner of Volvo Pkwy & Battlefield Blvd in Chesapeake, VA. www.tamaevents.com Virginia Freedom Riders - Riders Against Constitutional Erosion (VFRR.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

Biker Pals

An elderly biker named “Hermit”, goes into a brothel. He tells the Madam he would like a young and feisty girl for the night. Surprised, 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 domain 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 flapping 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.’ Dr. Calvin Rickson, a scientist from Texas A&M University has invented a bra that keeps women’s breasts from jiggling and prevents the nipples from pushing through the fabric when cold weather sets in. At the news conference, and after announcing the new invention, a group of men and fellow scientists took Dr. Rickson outside and kicked the ever-loving shit out of him! A woman; appropriately named ’Hussy”, was having a passionate affair with an inspector from a pest-control company; appropriately named “Rat”. One afternoon they were carrying on in the bedroom together when her husband arrived home unexpectedly. ‘Quick,’ yells Gypsy to Rat, ‘into the closet!’ Gypsy pushes Rat into the closet, stark naked. The dim-witted husband; appropriately named “Duh”, becomes suspicious. After a search of the bedroom, Duh discovered Rat in the closet. ‘Who are you?’ he shouted. ‘I’m

an inspector from Bugs-B-Gone,’ says Rat. ‘What are you doing in there?’ asks Duh. ‘I’m investigating a complaint about an infestation of moths,’ replies Rat. ‘And where are the hell are your clothes?’ asks Duh. Rat looked down at himself and proclaims, ‘Those little bastards!’ Duh replied, “o.k., how much is this going to friggin’ cost me to get rid of the dang moths?”. (Duh!) The boss walked into the office one morning not knowing his zipper was down and his fly 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 office puzzled by the question. As he finished his paperwork, he suddenly noticed his fly 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 flat tires.. A woman brings her duck into the Vet’s office and tells the Vet it’s in a coma. The Vet uses his stethoscope and declares that the duck is dead. The woman says, “how can you know this, you did no kind of testing”. The Vet calls in a Golden Lab who stands on his hind legs and sniffs the duck from his bill to his butt, then sadly looks at the Vet and shakes his head back and forth and leaves. Then, a cat enters the room and jumps up on the examining table and proceeds to walk around and around the duck and even puts its’ paw on the duck’s head. It looks at the Vet and shakes its’ head back and forth and jumps down off the table and leaves the exam room. The Vet says, “well, that’s it. The duck has been declared dead. That will be $350”. The woman is outraged. “What are you talking about.....how can it be so much to tell me my duck is dead?”. The Vet calmly explains, “well, if you would have just taken my word for it, it would only have been $50. for the office visit, but you didn’t, so I had to order up a Lab Report and a Cat Scan”. Two blondes are on an elevator when a man gets on with a bad case of dandruff. After he reaches his floor and departs, the one says “someone needs to give him some Head & Shoulders”. The other blonde replies, how do you give shoulders?”.

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9th Annual Outer Banks Bike Show
September 4th – 6th, 2009 Grandy, NC Labor Day weekend on the Currituck Sound, once again, was filled with the constant rumble of motorcycles down at Barry’s Walnut Island Restaurant/Lodge/Sports Center in Grandy, NC. Owner, Barry Nelms, hosted his annual Outer Banks Bike Show event to raise money to benefit the Victory Junction Gang for critically ill children and the Naval Special Warfare Foundation – Navy Seals. The weather for his event was the best he’d seen in 9 years. The turnout was incredible with thousands of bikes rolling through during the 3 day event. The crowds enjoyed the 20 vendors that were on site, live music by Triple Shot, great food, fun and plenty of activities. The U.S. Coast Guard honored our military with 3 “Fly Overs” on Saturday and Sunday. The highlight of the event was the famous $5000 Poker Run – Kathy “Full House” Kenny of Virginia Beach took 1st place with her Full House, winning $2000; 2nd place winner Scott Sutherland of Norfolk won $1250; 3rd place was Wes Ellington of Winterville, NC with $750; Kimberly Philpot of Newport News, VA won $500; Pamela Martin of Yorktown, VA with $350; Betty Sheppard of Hampton, VA won the final $150. The lady riders surely had the luck of the day since four out of the six winners were girls. All of the bikes that were entered in the Bike Show were fantastic but Jackie Calp, winner of the 1st Place trophy in the Antique Class with her ’72 Harley, swept up the honor of Best in Show. Everyone had such a great time. Barry is definitely looking forward to seeing everyone back again for #10 in 2010. You won’t want to miss it….be sure to bring your friends!

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Dave Barr Raises the Bar
By Lisa Price Waltman 83,000 miles ridden encircling the world on a Harley Davidson is probably impressive enough. 13,000 miles across Europe, Russia, and Siberia (in the dead of winter) and traversing the four extreme geographical points of the Australian mainland is nothing to scoff at and certainly warrants the two Guinness World record titles he holds. But watching Dave Barr in action, on or off of his Harley, is nothing short of amazing. A former Marine, a member of three additional global military forces and a double leg amputee, Barr walks the walk of his motto: “There is no great accomplishment without great risk.” Leading a nationwide group of riders recently in the first annual Honor Run, sponsored by the 1st Marine Division Association, Barr took time to speak to a group in Golden, Colorado, and others across the country about courage, integrity, and false heroes. “A professional athlete who knowingly breaks the law is “punished” with a small monetary fine, a two game suspension and we reward him by buying more of his jerseys.” Barr said. “A recording artist brags in his lyrics about hurting others, especially women, and what do we do? …we buy more of their CD’s. These are NOT our heroes and shame on us for treating them as such!” Barr said. In front of a packed auditorium in Beaver, Utah, Barr spoke to high school students and staff about personal choices, actions and consequences. Never boasting on himself as if to say: “Look what I’ve done and I’m supposedly ‘disabled’.” Barr carried his message of courage and leadership to hundreds of captivated listeners who just minutes before believed that forty-five minutes of time out of class and extra text messaging opportunities were to be the highlight of their day. Their facial expressions, the closed books and deactivated phones illustrated their immediate attitude adjustment. “If you get up in the morning and you look in the mirror and see your best friend, you will be able to say to yourself: “I CAN!” to anything that challenges you.” Barr said. “But if in that mirror you see an enemy, your thoughts and actions will be “I can’t.” he said. “But YOU can change that…you can be that difference in your own life…don’t make it someone else’s responsibility… it is entirely yours!” Barr said with exuding passion and determination. Barr, an advocate for the true heroes; the military and disabled, led The Honor Run, an 8,000 mile motorcycle ride from Washington, D.C., to Foothill Ranch, CA, during August and September of 2009, raising awareness and funds to help build a Fisher House, a “home-awayfrom-home” for injured and recovering military and veterans. With nearly 2,000 total riders registered, Barr was unshakable in leading the way and keeping the purpose of the ride on the hearts and minds of everyone encountered. “Our military deserve so much more than any one of us can individually give. But collectively we can make a huge difference.” Barr said as he straps on his helmet (and his legs) and takes on the next 400 miles of the day. Truly amazing.
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For more information on Dave Barr visit: www.davebarr. com or visit The Honor Run at www.thehonorrun.org. Please take the time to review the information on their website, show your support and join us next year. The Fisher House Foundation has an A+ rating from Charity Watch.

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 mustard & 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 & simmer 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” Sandwich 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 flavored 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. Refrigerate 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 premade Oreo pie crust. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until good & firm. 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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BIKER FRIENDLY DIRECTORY
It’s important for you to know who your friends are out there when you hit the road! Welcome to our Biker 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 “Biker 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 financial 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 Biker 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” * Pick up your FREE copy of Thunder Roads at these locations DEALERS & SERVICES 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 Harley-Davidson/Buell of Ocean City * 10716 Ocean Gateway Berlin, MD (410) 629-1599 www.hdoceancity.com Virginia Bad Mo’s Custom Cycles Custom Building/Rebuilding Fabricating & Painting Virginia Beach, VA (757) 237-2340 or (757) 685-9697 Big Daddy'z 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 Chix Custom Cycles* 3745 Shore Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23455 (757) 363-2453 www.chixcustomcycles.com Coleman Power Sports * 14105 Telegraph Rd. Woodbridge, VA (703) 497-1500 www.wherethepoweris.com Departure Bike Works * 5216 Hull St Richmond, VA 23224 (804) 231-0244 www.departure.com Early’s Cycle Center, Inc. * Virginia’s Leading Yamaha Dealer 1921 South High Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801 www.earlyscycle.com

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NOISE LAWS DEFEATED The Massachusetts Motorcycle Association has announced that a proposed noise ordinance in North Reading , MA that would have required an EPA Stamp on motorcycle exhaust systems and stricter noise controls has been defeated. Prior to a recent meeting of town Selectmen, MMA Chairman Dave Condon met with MMA Member Bill McGarry, a local resident, to review the warrant and the pertinent Massachusetts laws. During an earlier town meeting, the legality of the EPA stamp requirement was discussed in detail and ultimately dropped, but an alternative proposal was amended into the Warrant which would have made noise levels and testing requirements stricter than those currently in Massachusetts General Law (MGL). With significant support from McGarry, who attended both public hearings and spoke on behalf of the MMA and motorcyclists across Massachusetts, the Selectmen and North Reading Chief of Police recognized that the town cannot impose laws stricter than the Commonwealth -- instead, the town acknowledged that enforcement of the existing MGL coupled with appropriate education could be a far more effective tool, and by vote of the selectmen the warrant was removed from the town agenda. Meanwhile, following much lobbying and testimony from local bikers, a hotly debated noise ordinance in Portland , Maine was unanimously rejected by the City Council and sent back to the Public Safety Committee for more work. The proposal would have enforced the federal law that all motorcycles made after Dec. 31, 1982 must have mufflers with an EPA label certifying the exhaust system meets EPA standards. OREGON ENACTS MANDATORY TRAINING FOR NEW A biker riding a motorcycle within city limits without an EPA MOTORCYCLISTS Oregon has become the third state to sticker on the muffler would have been fined $50. The pass a law requiring all new motorcyclists regardless of age to pass a rigorous training course, in hopes of reducing ordinance would have been the first of its kind in Maine , and supporters said its adoption would have made it easier accidents and fatalities. Current law requires such course to pass a similar state law. Opponents, including the United completion for prospective riders under age 21. The new Bikers of Maine (UBM), said the measure would discrimilaw, Senate Bill 546, passed by the state legislature this nate against motorcyclists and could cost the city tourism year will phase in the requirement for all first-time bikers dollars by discouraging motorcyclists from visiting Portland . over the next six years. Lawmakers also voted to double the fine for riders caught without the proper license, increas- Motorcycle noise continues to be a contentious and controversial issue across the country, with cities like Boston and ing the penalty to $720 starting in January. Team Oregon trained about ten-thousand riders last year, and the majority New York contemplating stricter laws. of them were older than 21. More than 4,400 people bypassed the class in favor of a free skills test at the DMV, but U.S. SENATE PASSES AMENDMENT PROTECTING soon all first-time riders will have to shell out about $150 to KNIFE OWNERS In response to a U.S. Customs proposal take the Team Oregon course, which is administered by Or- that would outlaw one-handed assisted opening knives egon State University . The change in the law was support- by redefining them as switchblades, on July 9th the U.S. ed by one of the state’s chief motorcycle lobbies, BikePAC. Senate unanimously passed an amendment to the Federal Switchblade Act as part of the Homeland Security approExecutive director Nic Oliver says he’s been riding for 35 years and he thinks the new requirement will save lives: “A priations bill to protect by law 35 million Americans who own trained rider is a safe rider. And we’re trying to cut down the pocketknives. The bipartisan measure would exempt assisted-opening knives that can only be opened with “exertion deaths, especially the unnecessary deaths of people that applied to the blade by hand, wrist or arm” from a federal are making stupid mistakes because they don’t know what to do.” A similar mandatory training bill was recently passed law that criminalizes commerce in switchblades. Assisted in North Carolina , but was amended to require rider educa- opening knives are highly desired by hunters, anglers, farmtion courses only for those under 18. Senate Bill 64, which ers, ranchers, firefighters, law enforcement and emergency also limits learners permits to 12 months with one 6 month personnel and others who may need to open a knife with renewal, was signed into law August 26th by Governor Mike only one hand. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said, “WithEasley and goes into effect January 1, 2011. out this amendment, there is a real danger that 80 percent MOTORCYCLIST FATALITIES PLUMMET IN TEXAS While most states across the country continue to experience increases in motorcycle accidents and fatalities in the wake of increasing motorcycle usage, the state of Texas has reported a significant decrease in rider deaths due largely to safety and awareness programs initiated by motorcyclists and the Texas Department of Transportation. According to TxDOT, fatalities declined more than 23% over the same time period from 2008, with 264 deaths reported from January 1 - August 24, 2009, versus 344 deaths the previous year. “I would say this is a direct result of the Texas Transportation Institute put together to cut down on Traffic fatalities, especially for motorcyclist,” explained Sputnik, State Chairman of the Texas Motorcycle Rights Association (TMRA-II) and Chairman of the National Coalition of Motorcyclists Legislative Task Force (NCOM-LTF). “Several of our members sit on the Board of that newly formed Institute.” Sputnik gave further credit to the Motorcycle Awareness Program put together by TxDOT at riders’ insistence and added; “We have very high hopes that SB 1967 (a multi-faceted motorcycle safety bill enacted earlier this year) and the year round airing of Public Service Announcements, increased penalties for negligence and Rider Training will bring that number down even farther.” Texas is one of the largest motorcycling states in the nation in terms of motorcycle registrations and year-round riding weather, and largely through the efforts of TMRA-II under Sputnik’s leadership repealed their mandatory helmet law in 1997.
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of the pocketknives sold in the U.S. could be classified as illegal switchblades, which would hurt knife and tool manufacturers across the nation.” The measure is now under consideration in a House-Senate Conference Committee. people on the streets at night, who can not always be trusted to observe the rules of the road,” the court said. “The motorcyclist should have adjusted her speed to be able to avoid these people,” added the statement. The woman was ordered to pay half of the damages, estimated at 2,500 euAUSTRALIAN BIKER GROUPS ANGRY OVER TOUGH ros ($3,600 US), and her bid for 1,000 euros compensation LAW PROPOSALS Biker organizations in Australia say that for minor injuries sustained in the accident was refused. introducing a zero alcohol tolerance for motorcycle riders in Queensland would be discriminatory. The State GovernLONE STAR RALLY DISCONTINUES USE OF RFID ment is considering the option in an attempt to reduce the SURVEILLANCE CHIPS As the National Coalition of Moroad toll. Lindsay Granger from Motorcycling Queensland torcyclists advised our NCOM Member Groups earlier this says riders should not be singled out. “The only other year, the Lone Star Rally in Galveston , Texas had issued groups that have zero alcohol content are drivers who parking passes to all rally participants that contained RFID are responsible for the safety of others or drivers who are chip technology which allowed them to be “tracked” and inexperienced,” Granger said. “There doesn’t appear to be filmed during the rally, and riders were offered for sale a any clear logic why experienced motorcyclists should be personalized DVD showing themselves at the rally. Each treated any differently from experienced motorists in any coded pass was embedded with an RFID (radio frequency other type of vehicle.” The zero tolerance effort is also unidentification) chip that incorporates the use of electromagder critique by members of the United Motorcycle Council of netic or electrostatic coupling in the radio frequency (RF) Queensland, a newly formed organization comprised of 17 portion of the electromagnetic spectrum to uniquely identify clubs ranging from outlaw patch holders to church groups an object or animal, or in this case each motorcycle affixed united to fight efforts of law enforcement from enacting with a pass. A link on the Lone Star Rally website said, “The discriminatory legislation aimed at clubs. chip technology will allow us to pinpoint you and produce a DVD of the entire rally event with personalized footage BILLY LANE SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR FATAL of you and your bike on the Strand !” Such surveillance CRASH On August 14th, a Florida judge sentenced celebri- technology has been proposed for other bike rallies as well, ty bike builder Billy Lane to six years in prison in connection such as Sturgis and Daytona. This issue was brought to the with the Sept. 4, 2006 crash that killed scooter rider Gerald attention of the National Coalition of Motorcyclists board Morelock. Judge Robert Burger also ordered Lane’s drivers of directors, and discussions ensued about opposing such license suspended for life and that he undergo random drug invasive chipping if it’s without the rider’s knowledge and and alcohol testing upon his release from prison. Lane, 39, consent. “It was never our intent to do harm to the Lone faced up to nine years in prison after a judge in June OK’d Star Rally, but felt obligated to inform our NCOM Member a plea deal in which prosecutors agreed to drop a charge of Groups of this practice,” said Richard M. Lester, AIM/NCOM DUI manslaughter in connection with the Labor Day 2006 founder. A.I.M. Rep Denise Nobs, whose husband Louie accident. Lane, who was led from the courtroom in handserves on the board as NCOM Christian Unity Liaison, cuffs, choked back tears as he took full responsibility for the wrote about the use and possible misuse of such RFID rider’s death. “I was very careless. I was a less-responsible chips earlier this year in the AIM/NCOM Legal & Legislacitizen,” Lane told the court. “I’m not looking for pity on my- tive Newsletter to bring awareness to the issue. Lone Star self. I drive by the spot where I killed Jerry Morelock every Rally organizers have since announced the discontinuation day. I pray to God for his soul and for his family.” Police of the RFID chipped parking passes, and had this to say on said Lane’s blood-alcohol level was more than twice the the Homepage of their website (www.lonestarrally.com): “It legal limit when he crossed a double-yellow line to speed at seems that people have either not seen our explanations, 68 mph past three cars on State Road A1A south of Melmisunderstood how we use the (RFID) technology or just bourne Beach . He crashed his Dodge pickup head on into hate it! We love our riders and don’t want to use anything 56-year-old Morelock’s small Yamaha motorcycle. they don’t like so, for these reasons, we are cancelling the use of any RFID technology at the Lone Star Rally.” Billed WEIRD NEWS: BEWARE DRUNKARDS CROSSING as “The World’s Largest Halloween Party”, the Lone Star A German court ruled on September 14 that a motorcyclist Rally will take place Oct. 27 – Nov. 1, and NCOM encourwho collided with a drunken pedestrian during a beer fest ages its members to attend and support the event. shared blame for the accident because she should have expected the road to be full of party-goers.The female QUOTABLE QUOTE: “Be as beneficent as the sun or the biker, who was driving at a legal speed of 25-31 mph hit a sea, but if your rights as a rational being are trenched on, man who was crossing the road against a red light during die on the first inch of your territory.” the Munich beer festival which attracts millions of revelers Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–82) American poet and phievery year. The court held her “50 percent responsible” for losopher the accident. “During the October (beer) festival there are, it is well known to the authorities, a large number of drunk
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POINTMAN PERSPECTIVE HAVEN MISSION Over the years the Lord has called me to do a number of things. Some of these were well suited to my abilities, training, and aspirations. This time however has me scratching my head. Lord, are you sure you want me to do this? I am not prepared. I am not equipped. I am not very well suited. I have not trained for this. I was not even thinking about it. I had no idea. Does this sound like something you have said before? Has God wanted you to do something and all you could say was, “ why me? “ You are not alone. Moses did the same thing when God told him to go Pharoe and tell him to “ let my people go.” I did it also, as you can see. I have however, come far enough with God to trust Him. I don’ t understand. I can’t explain it. I don’t know why He did not get someone far more competent than I am, but he asked me to do this thing and I have. It is called “ Haven Mission.” It is for “ Bikers, vets, and other misfits who do not want to go church.” There are a number of churches that have special “ biker Sundays.” The Lord said to make every Sunday “ biker Sunday.” I started thinking, which can be somewhat dangerous for me, where can this done? What do I need? The Lord said “ ask George.” George happens to be George Wills, the owner of Richmond / South Richmond Harley-Davidson. After some thought George said “ ok.” I am very thankful to have a boss that gives me so much latitude in my job. George also allows me to use SRHD as my headquarters for Wreaths Across America. I give my heart felt thanks to George Wills for his support of WAA and Haven Mission. You may ask, What is the big deal, isn’t this another church service? Yes, in a way it is. However, how many times have you been to “church” in a motorcycle shop? I know a number of people who will not go into a formal church. They feel out of place. Their perception is “ I won’t be accepted.” They see the nice buildings, the beautiful grounds, people in their “ Sunday best “ and are put off by it. I personally feel that they have the wrong perception. Most churches would gladly welcome them but they don’t know that. Haven Mission is for that person. What you ride and how you dress is not important, finding Christ is. Jesus spent most of His earthly ministry with ordinary people, even sinners and tax collectors. He did not have a beautiful building with a manicured lawn. Although He preached in the temple occasionally, His ministry was in the open fields and in the streets and people flocked to Him to hear the truth. This is what He is telling me to do. Preach the truth of His Word. This will be my banner for the rest of my life. I could not do this alone so the Lord gave some others the same vision for bikers and vets. My dear friends; Ron and Sandy Walton are the Directors of biker Ministries. Craig Shelton is the Director of Praise and Worship. Colleen Rowlett will be in charge of Lady Bikers. My special thanks to Pastor Jean Trainer, Bertha Hinson, Doug and Cheryl Camden of the Village Grill in Chester, Jim and Mary Biehl, John Downey, Administrative Director and Johnny McPherson for their support and help. Thank you all. I offer a very special thanks to Dr Wayne Mancari, Pastor of Cornerstone Assembly of God for his love, patience, guidance, and occasional kick in my journey to this point in my life. I owe everything to Jesus and those He sent to help me. Please come and visit with us. We begin at 8:00am Sunday mornings. We have also begun preparations for Wreaths Across America. We need help raising funds and we need bikes to escort the Cox

Transportation truck that will be delivering the wreaths. May the road rise up to meet you May the wind always be at your back May the rains fall gently upon your fields May the sun shine gently upon your face Until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of His hand Rev R.J.(Rocky)Angone,Jr Haven Mission / Freedom through Christ Vietnam Vet / Right Wing Extremist Circuit Rider BlackHorse Trooper Pointman International Ministries Wreaths Across America;Richmond National Cemetery Thunder Roads Magazine South Richmond Harley-Davidson (H)804-796-6626 (w)804-745-3445 (C)804-586-5060 rjangone@yahoo.com www.pointman.homestead.com

Rev R.J.(Rocky)Angone,Jr Circuit Rider - BlackHorse Trooper - Pointman International Ministries - Wreaths Across America - Richmond National Cemetery - Thunder Roads Magazine (H) 804-796-6626 (w) 804-745-3445 (C) 804-586-5060 rjangone@yahoo.com www.pointman.homestead.com Rocky is an ordained minister, a Vietnam vet, and an outpost leader for Pointman International Ministries. He serves as a counselor and a staff member at Dominion Counseling and Training Center at the East Gate of Richmond. Rocky is a graduate of the Elijah House School of Prayer Ministry and is a board member of the Richmond Area Coalition of Men’s Ministries. He and his wife Donna live in Chester,Virginia and together have five children and twelve grand children. Rocky is the Business Manager for South Richmond Harley-Davidson and rides a 2002 Heritage Softail Classic.He and Donna belong to Cornerstone Assembly of God Church and is a member of the Christian Motorcyclist’s Association, the South Richmond HOG’s, and the Patriot Guard Riders. He is also associated with the Richmond International House of Prayer, “ At Ease Ministries” of Fort Lee and can be seen weekly on Comcast TV on “ Beauty From Ashes” with Bertha Hinson. A veteran’s advocate, Rocky invites your participation in this article. Share your experiences, thoughts, and your heart with us here “ On Eagles Wings” where Jesus is Lord.

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