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CONTENTS
On The Cover
Rolling Thunder XXVI May 25 & 26, 2013

EDITORS LETTER
Things are getting so busy since the riding season has broken open...we are doing everything we can to keep up with it all. Please keep all the fantastic pictures coming for HOT SHOTS, HOT PLATES, BIKER PALS & just about anything you can think of thats going on out therewe want to share all the fun & exciting things going on out there with everyone. Wed like to wish all the moms a Happy Mothers Day its suppose to be a day of rest & relaxation for you but we usually wind up working the day anyways, but lets try to work on not working just that one day if possiblethe work isnt going anywhere & will be there on Monday so lets try to kick it back on the 12th. If you are looking for things to do on the weekends, our calendar of events is packed with plenty of options for some fun rides throughout the state & surrounding territories. Be sure to check the online calendar for the most up to date listings & information on whats happening in our region. For those heading South of the Border to Myrtle Beach, have a great trip. Some of us will be going down for only a few days (the last few days) because we have so much to tend to make home here in Virginia. We will be taking pictures all over Myrtle Beach and will set up at Dirty Dicks which is in North Myrtle Beach so stop by for a HOT SHOT & SHOW YOUR TATS!....Tattoos that is. Thousands of riders from Virginia will flock down to Myrtle for Bike Week to enjoy the area & ride with the freedom of choice to wear a helmet or not. We would like to do what we can to show our Virginia legislators what our state is missing out on. Dont forget to remember all of those who defended our country & still do today! We salute you! Have a great month everyone & please safe out on the road to & from wherever your destination is. Heres wishing you Peace Love & Happiness in all your days ahead! Happy Trails

Calendar Of Events............................................4 Proud To Be An American..............................8 Hot Shots..............................................................12 NCOM News Bytes..........................................22 Clubs & Organizations..................................23 On Eagles Wings.............................................25 The Jokers Wild..............................................26 Biker Friendly Directory..............................32 Advertisers Index..........................................36
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Events
ONGOING EVENTS BIKER CHURCH SERVICES

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 youve chosen for yours.
(Messick Point), 380 Messick Rd., Poquoson, VA 23662. Poker Run will be approx. 80-miles. Cash prizes for Best Hand, 2nd Best & Worst. Food & Drinks will be available. LIVE Music by The Shrednecks! Raffle for prizes, 50/50 drawing & much more...For more info e-mail bullislandunitedbigbikesassoc@hotmail.com or contact (757) 714-8827 May 7th Patriot H-D Motorcycle 101 Boot Camp - Fairfax, VA Come after work and enjoy our motorcycle learning experience. Get your questions answered about how to start your motorcycling journey. We will also have our Harley Ride Simulator out so take a Spin on a real H-D: No experience required! Complimentary food and drinks. RSVP by emailing university@patriothd.com above or by calling 703-352-5400. Patriot Harley-Davidson, 9739 Fairfax Blvd. Fairfax, VA 22031, 703-352-5400, http://www.patriothd.com May 10th 12th 4th Annual Civil War Re-Enactment KVA Larkspur, VA www.virginiarodeo.com. May 10th 19th, 2013 Myrtle Beach Bike Week Myrtle Beach, SC www.myrtlebeachbikeweek.com May 11th 1st Annual POW/MIA Riders WVMC Benefit Poker Run and EventSouthbound Jamboree Lynchburg/Rustburg, VA Come out and join us for our 1st Benefit Poker Run and Event. All proceeds go to the Local Virginia Wounded Warrior Program thru Virginia Veterans Services Foundation. Gates open at 8am and registration for the Poker Run is 8am-10:30am. 10:30 am first bike out to Lynchburg Harley Davidson, then to the World WarII War Memorial in Bedford, VA. for a guided tour of the National WWII War Memorial. Bikes out to RTs Custom Cycles, Bedford, VA 1:30 pm. Then back to South Bound Jamboree in Rustburg, VA for Concert, Food, Beverage and specialty vendors, including Caspian Tattoos--other sponsors and vendors to be announced. Gates open at 3:00pm. Music Venue includes Pete Turpin & Friends 4:00pm, Green Grass Rollers 5:30pm and finishing with Blackout. Comedian Jeremy Meador will keep us entertained before the first band and between sets. Venue closes at 9:30-10:00pm. Contact Thomas Bushley for any questions @ 434-429-1632 May 11th HRHOG MDA Poker Run - Yorktown, VA Hampton Roads H. O. G. MDA Poker Run ride will start at Hampton Roads Harley Davidson, 6450 George Washington Memorial Hwy, Yorktown, VA. All funds will go directly to help send cabins of children to MDA Summer Camp in Wakefield, VA. Saturday, May 11, 2013. Rain or Shine. Registration starts at 8:30am to 10:00am. $10.00 includes first poker hand, food and cornhole tournament. $5.00 for each additional poker hand. First Bike out at 9:00am. Last Bike out at 10:00am. There will be a Judged Bike Show with all bikes welcome, registration will be from 10:00am to 11:00am and there is a $5.00 Entry fee. Prizes will include: Best Poker Hand, Worst Poker Hand, Mystery Poker Hand. Bike show trophies for First Place, Second Place, Third Place and Peoples Choice. We will also have a prize for the Largest Group Award. The will be live music from 10:30am to 1:30pm by: The Johnny Wood Band For more information contact Karen Sanborn at 757-508-7631 email at j241fan@cox. net or Theresa Hawkins at lvsshopping@aol.com May 11th 2013 Rotary Rumble Portsmouth, VA This year is our 9th Annual Rotary Rumble. The date is May 11th. It is a ride that raises money for local childrens charities. All of our money stay local. It is put on by the Great Bridge Rotary Club and the Castaways Riding Club. It is the Cornhole Classic Run. Toss the bag at the hole to earn points instead of pulling a card. We will start at Bayside Harley Davidson again this year. Registration starts at 8:00 AM with the first bike out at 9:00 AM and the last bike out at 10:00 AM. Its $15.00 for a single rider and $5.00 for the passenger. Your donation gets you a pin, T-Shirt, coffee and Bagels from Yorgos Bageldashery. It promises to be a great country road ride with live music, trophies, door prizes and a 50/50 at the end. Our charities include Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Childrens Harbor Child Care Centers, YMCA & Edmarc Childrens Hospice. Contact - Mark Stearns - 757-309-8004. Bayside Harley-Davidson, 2211 Frederick Blvd, Portsmouth, VA May 11th & 12th Floyd Auto Fair And Bike Show Swap Meet Floyd, VA We at Chasingsscars.com are having our spring Floyd Auto Fair. May 11th & 12th at Chantilly Festival Farm in Floyd Va. Sat 11th. Large swap meet new and used parts Big Car Show Cruise in too. Lots of good food BBQ. Camping too. Sun.12th Bike Show swap meet, rat rod show. game corn hole. We have 140AC. at the farm. We

Seven Cities Freedom Biker Church, 414 S. Battlefield Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23322 757-333-2555 www.freedombikerchurchvabeach.com HANGOUT TIME: SUNDAY@ 10:00AM WORSHIP RALLY: SUNDAY@10:30AM COME TO JESUS MEETING WEDNESDAY @7PM
MOTORCYCLE MINISTRIES & CHURCH SERVICES Leonardtown, Md. Rushing Wind Ministry, 25530 Point Lookout Rd,(Rt.5) Gordon Bacon Preacher, 240 577 0605, preacherrwm@yahoo.com. Every Third Sunday at 2pm-5pm Gathering for a Fellowship meal and Time of Ministry of the Word of God. Bible study every Wednesday night at 7pm8:30. Home Of Rushing Wind Motorcycle Ministry. Facebook; RushingWind MotorcycleMinistry. Third Saturday Rushing Wind M/M Ride (All are welcome to attend). Meet Same Time and Place each month.(contact us for more info) 240-577-0605. 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 fit 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 Dogs every Tuesday at Tidewater Motorcycles.

May 3rd 5th, 2013 Thunder in the Smokies Spring Motorcycle Rally Maggie Valley, NC. www.thunderinthesmokies.com May 4th 7th Annual Salty Dawgs Fisher House Poker Run Virginia Beach/Hampton, VASalty Dawgs Fisher House Poker Run. Baker Street, Virginia Beach, VA. And NASCAR Sports Grill, Hampton Va. $5.00 Breakfast buffet at both starting points. Registration 9-11 am. Last bike in 2:30 PM NASCAR Sports Grill. Auctions and door prizes to follow at end stop. Bike Show at end stop. $10.00 per rider $5.00 per passenger.Contact Big Joke at 757-621-2325 May 4th HOG BASH 2013 Bike & Cash Raffle Accomac, VA HOG BASH 2013 presented by Onancock Elks Lodge #1766. Saturday May 4th, Noon til 4pm. $40 per person. BPOE #1766, 22454 Front Street, Accomac, VA 23301. Only 1250 tickets will be sold. 2013 Harley-Davidson Softtail Deluxe. $250 Cash drawing every 15 minutes. Gun Raffle separate ticket required. 50/50 Raffles Noon til 4pm. Food ALL YOU CAN EAT, Beverages, Music. Held rain or shine. T-shirts on sale. For more information call (757) 787-7750 or (757) 710-1694 or email elks1766@verizon.net May 4th, 2013 Charity Black Jack Run Suffolk, VA A Black Jack run will start at Tidewater Motorcycles Inc. 4324 Godwin Blvd. Suffolk, VA. It will take a scenic tour, stop at Grazn Acres Therapeutic Riding Center and end in Surry VA. There will be a cornhole tournament in conjunction with this run. All money raised benefits Grazn Acres TRC, which uses equestrian activities to help students with mental, physical and emotional disabilities. Registration from 8:30-10:00a.m. For more information contact Chip (ride Coordinator) 757-647-0552 or www.graznacres.org. May 5th Charity Poker Run Poquoson, VA B.U.B.B.A. Riding Club Charity Poker Run to benefit Steven Fillmore, who was diagnosed with cancer. Event begins 11:30AM at Islander Trophies & Engraving, 501 Wythe Creek Rd., Poquoson, VA 23662. Last bike out at 12:30PM. Ends at Port Messick

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would like to invite you out. Last year was good. Go to http://www.chasingsscar.com/ or look up Floyd Auto Fair 2012 or 2013 on line or call 540-789-7898 Thanks Erik&Kc at chasingsscar.com Please pass this on. We have a sound off to Throught mufflers Two Days Of fun!!! May 11Th 12Th. Chantilly Festival Farm 2697 Tranklin Pike Floyd Va. 24091 May 17th Real Riders Read - Hampton, VA Join Kraft Elementary as we host our first Real Riders Read. We are asking the participation of all Riders in our community to come out and promote the importance of reading as well as showcase your bike. Real Riders are asked to read to students showing them it is cool to read. 9:40am-12:40pm. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Mr. Shackleford Family Engagement Specialist at (757)896-7850 or wshackleford@hampton.k12.va.us. May 17th 19th Saddle up for Shriners-Charity Ride KVA Larkspur, VA www.virginiarodeo.com May 18th The Ambassadors for Jesus Christ 4th Annual Shelter from the Storm Chesapeake, VA This is the Ambassadors for Jesus Christ Motorcycle Ministry 4th Annual, Shelter from the Storm fundraiser, benefiting the Seton Youth Shelters in Virginia Beach. Each year Bikers from groups all over Tidewater come together for this fundraiser and ride. Please list this event on your site to support our Ministry in this undertaking. This is a wonderful cause and your support will serve many. We and the children of the Seton Youth Shelter would like to thank you in advance for your support. Grassfield High School 2007 Grizzly Trail, Chesapeake, VA 23323 May 18th Red Knights MC Va. 8 Poker Run Petersburg, VA Red Knights Va. 8 Poker Run. $500.00 Top Prize. All proceeds will be donated to Hunter Stevens, a Dinwiddie Middle School student who suffered a Stroke. Dates are May 18th 2013, Rain date is May 19th. Ride leaves at Bojangles Chicken, 3475 South Crater Rd. Petersburg Va. 23803 and will end at the Greensville Vol. Rescue Squad in Emporia Va. Registration opens at 11:00 Bikes out 11:30-1:00, Judging at 4:00. $20.00 per Bike,$10.00 each rider, $5.00 extra hands, 3 hand Max. Best Hand $500.00/worst hand $50.00. Call 804-898-4756 for any special needs, or group line ups. or ypu can google us at Red Knights MC Va.8 and check out our events page for the Flyer on this ride. Bojangles Chicken 3475 S. Crater Rd, Petersburg Va.23803 May 18th Southside Harley-Davidsons Annual Bike Show, Bikini Pageant, Bike Wash & Cookout Virginia Beach, VA Featuring our World Famous FREE LUNCH! We want to see your Hand/Home built customs! Classes: Stock, Mild Custom, Custom. Categories: Touring, Softail, Dyna/FXR, Sportster, EVO, & Earlier, Sport Bike. Possible $2100.00 Pay Out in Gift Cards and Trophies! Bike Show registration 9am to 11am. $5 donation for American Cancer Society. Southside Harley-Davidson, 385 N Witchduck Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23462, (757) 499-8964. www.southside-hd.com May 24th Ride of the Patriots- Welcome Day Fairfax, VA Friday starts our Ride of the Patriots weekend- Bikes only allowed in our parking lot starting today. We will have food available for purchase (all proceeds go to Wounded Warriors) and music all day! We have lots of returning visitors who meet up here at Patriot, or come and get your last minute accessories for the weekend! Patriot Harley-Davidson, 9739 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax, VA 22031, 703-352-5400, www.patriothd.com May 24th Military Veterans - Harleys Heroes- DAV Dumfries, Please join us to celebrate all military veterans, their families, and their supporters at East Coast Harley-Davidson. Since 2007, the Motor Company and Disabled American Veterans (DAV) have been working together to bring free benefits counseling to veterans of all generations across the country. Friday, May 24th. 17975 Main St, Dumfries, VA 9:00am 5:00pm. All services provided by the DAV are free of charge to veterans. For more information contact 703 221-3757 or visit our website www.eastcoastharley.com May 24th, 25th, 26th Thunder For The Cause Fredericksburg, VA Thunder for the Cause is a multi purpose event which Will honor our military pass and present and to raise money for child help and breast cancer awareness. Our goal is to make this an annual nationwide event while giving the participants of Rolling Thunder a

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 youve chosen for yours.
place to camp, relax, enjoy a variety of entertainment as well as giving our local residents a weekend of fun filled events without having to travel. We can sum up the atmosphere for the weekend: Its a little bit Daytona, a little bit of Myrtle Beach, a little bit of Sturgis and a whole lot of down home fun here in the BURG!!. Hosting Friday and Saturday events will be the Southern Belles! Check out our website for more details: www.thunderforthecause.com. For advance tickets: http:// thunderforthecause2013.eventbrite.com May 25th & 26th Rolling Thunder XXVI at Harley-Davidson of Washington, D.C H-D of Washington, D.C. 9407 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, MD. For more information check out our website, http://www.hdwash.com or give us a call at #301-248-1200 EVENT: Join us at the official reunion spot for Rolling Thunder XXVI! Open Saturday, 10am-4pm offering: FREE food and Drinks (while supplies last), lots of activities, Music and over 30 venders on site! Sunday we will be open from 7:30am to 3pm. We will have FREE coffee and donuts (while supplies last) before the police escorted ride leaves for the Pentagon. *Selling the official Rolling Thunder T-shirts both days!* H-D of Washington, D.C. 9407 Livingston Road Fort Washington, MD May 25th SPRING OPEN HOUSE Dumfries, VA Please join us for our annual Spring Open House-Live Music, Lots of Vendors, Good food (grill fires up at 11:00) this is a family friendly event. For more information call 703 221-3757 or visit our website at www.eastcoastharley.com East Coast HarleyDavidson, 17975 Main St. Dumfries, VA May 25th No Guts, No Glory MUD BOG Racing KVA Larkspur, VA www.virginiarodeo.com May 25th Open House and H-D HOG Pin Stop - Fairfax, VA Patriot Harley-Davidsons Open House! Have your National H.O.G. membership card swiped to receive a commemorative pin for Rolling Thunder XXVI, buy a Ride of the Patriots 2013 commemorative T-Shirt from the dealership and the Ride of the Patriots 2013 commemorative coin and pin at the Fairfax H.O.G. booth. Come for great food, great live music, vendors, and more! Bikes only in the dealership parking lot. Patriot Harley-Davidson, 9739 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax, VA 22031, 703352-5400, http://www.patriothd.com May 26th Ride of the Patriots XV - Fairfax, VA Each year over 3,500 bikes from the local area as well as from points across the USA and Canada joined us for the Ride of the Patriots. The bikers assemble in an orderly manner eastbound along Fairfax Boulevard (Lee Highway) starting at Patriot Harley-Davidson and then with the help of Police motor squad units from Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax and Arlington County are escorted safely to the Pentagon staging area to join 400,000 other bikers for Rolling Thunder. Community Parade-The Ride of the Patriots to Rolling Thunder on Sunday (see the schedule) begins with a parade down Fairfax Boulevard and an Opening Ceremony that brings the community and the bikers together to recognize the significance of this day. City leaders, State and Federal Delegates, the Fairfax High School Band, Fairfax City and County Fire and Police units, the Northern Virginia Firefighters Emerald Society Pipe Band, the American Legion, Honor Guards, etc. have active parts in the event on Sunday morning. Spectators from the community line Fairfax Boulevard to recognize the riders and honor this Memorial Day weekend. The Ride of the Patriots takes the message of remembrance and honor for those who gave the most for our country and our freedoms from the City of Fairfax and Fairfax County citizens on to join with many others from the USA and Canada at Rolling Thunder and we are proud to do so. Please join us. You will never forget. Patriot Harley-Davidson. 9739 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax, VA 22031, 703-352-5400, http://www. rideofthepatriots.com, http://www.patriothd.com. Sunday May 26th 6:30 am ROP Staging/Line-up begins. 7:30 am Parade begins from Captain Pells Parking Lot. 8:05 am Ride of the Patriots Ceremony. 8:45 am Riders return to bikes. 8:55 am START YOUR ENGINES. 9:00 am Launch Ride of the Patriots. Police escort led by Fairfax. County Motor Squad and supported. by Fairfax County Sheriff, City of Fairfax and City of Alexandria Motor Squads. 10:00 am Arrive at Pentagon Parking Lot 12:00 Noon Rolling Thunder, Washington, D.C. May 26th Rolling Thunder XXVI Dumfries, VA Motorcycle staging for Rolling Thunder XXVI at East Coast Harley-Davidson will begin at 06:30AM for this annual Police Escorted ride to the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC.. 17975 Main St. Dumfries, VA

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Jun 1st No Excuse for Child Abuse Poker Run Franklin, VA The Franklin City Department of Social Services is holding its 3rd Annual No Excuse for Child Abuse Poker Run and Cornhole Tournament on Saturday, June 1, 2013. The event will begin and end at Paul D. Camp Community College, at 100 N. College Dr. in Franklin, Virginia. Registration begins at 10am, with bikes out at 11:00am, and cost is $20/driver and $10/rider. Pre-register by May 1 to receive a FREE event t-shirt at www.franklindss.eventbrite.com. No payment required to pre-register. Nixons BBQ will be on site following the ride. $10/plate includes BBQ, fried chicken, hush puppies, slaw, snaps, and drink. All proceeds to benefit the Franklin City Department of Social Services Child Abuse Prevention Fund. Contact Jill Gorgei at 757-562-4241 with questions. Jun 1st Kids to Kamp Ride Portsmouth, VA 6th Annual Kids to Kamp ride Saturday June 1st. Registration starts at 8:30 am at Roger Browns (316 High St., Portsmouth) Registration fee includes All you can eat breakfast buffet, self guided tour to Camp Hope Haven, BBQ lunch, live music, Blessing of the Bikes, door prizes, and trophies. Registration is $15 per rider/$5 per passenger. All proceeds go directly to Camp Hope Haven, giving underprivileged children the opportunity to attend Summer Camp. Contact Pat Matthews at (757) 572-5777 for more info. Jun 1st Back of the Dragon Day The Awakening - Tazewell, VA Come celebrate the start of the riding season at Back of the Dragon Day. Donation at the gate for Young life and the Tazewell Band. Location, 910 E. Fincastle Turnpike, North Tazewell, VA. 24630 Monster Stunt Team, Three great bands, Bike show,$10.00 register fee. Registration starts at 9:00am to 12:00. Open ceremony 10:00am Trophies at 2:45. Motorcycle and sport car companies showing off their rides. Victory and Can Am doing demo rides. Vendors pertaining to bikes and cars on hand. Excellent food vendors. Event is on 6 acres of asphalt. Excellent parking. Please check out www.backofthedragon.com for additional info go to Event page and home page. Larry B. Davidson ph#276-988-5726 backofthedragon@gmail.com June 1st 3rd Anniversary Benefit Party for the St. Baldricks Foundation Richmond, VA Richmond Quaker Steak & Lube will be having our 3rd Anniversary benefit party, for the St. Baldricks Foundation, in honor of two Virginia children. We will be having a full day of music, head shaving, and a canoe raffle! We will be Shaving heads from 12-4pm and will be collecting donations all day, register to shave your head at www.stbaldricks.org! Live Music starting at 2pm with InFamous, 4pm with Dividing Face, 6pm with Dr. Grin and at 8pm our headliner will be Rosie Soul and the Rock & Roll Cowboys. It is a $10 ticket to get into the all day event, this ticket doubles also as your raffle ticket for the canoe and other giveaways! QSL RVA-804-217-9464 Jun 8th Route 66 - Willowbrook, Illinois This is a motorcycle ride down old RT-66. The ride starts on the 8th June 2013 at La Quinta Inn in Willow Brook, Illinois. The ride will follow RT-66 to Santa Monica, Calif. the ride ends June 16th in Santa Monica, Calif. We have an awards dinner in California. The ride will follow a lot of the old RT-66 and will include riding across the Mississippi river on the chain of Rocks Bridge, the Ozark trail, Dinner ride to the ghost town of Chloride, Arizona. Original red brick pavement road, the ghost town of Oatman for breakfast, 2013 will be the 19th year for this ride. All bikes welcome. You must register. Call 352-684-5293. E-mail George@rideRT66.com or call 304-481-8350 web site www.rideRT66.com. Face Book Page http://www.facebook. com/#!/RIDERT66. Ride of a lifetime. Jun 15th Frogs For Freedom Poker Run - Virginia Beach, VA The ride will start at Papas Pub 2105 Diamond Springs Rd - Virginia Beach. Registration $20.00 Per Person - All Welcome: 2-3-4 wheels. Begins at 9 AM - First bike out 9:30 Last Bike 10:30. End of ride festivities begin at 1:00 at Wild Wings Cafe, 1437 Sams Cir, Chesapeake, VA. Includes commemorative T-shirt while they last. Ride Logo Patches, Decals and Koozies Available. Additional poker hands available at $10.00 each. Door prizes will be given and a 50/50 raffle will be held. Plaques awarded for best hand, worst hand. SEAL Store available at start of ride. Live Band. For Info Gene 757-339-4790. https://www.udtseal.org/FrogsForFreedom.aspx June 15th 21st Annual Big Damn Bike Show - Orange, VA Free bike show, live music, vendors, food, Fairfax Police & Motor Squad riding demonstrations, International Bikini Team bike wash, childrens activities and more! No admission charge. Waugh Enterprises Harley-Davidson 385 Waugh Blvd Orange, VA 22960. For information contact Bonnie Robinson at 540-672-5550 or email bonnie@ waughhd.com. www.waughhd.com

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 youve chosen for yours.
Jun 20th 22nd - Mid-Atlantic Womens Motorcycle Rally Gettysburg, PA The MidAtlantic Womens Motorcycle Rally is the premiere womens motorcycling event in the MidAtlantic. Held every June, it brings together women motorcyclists and enthusiasts for a three day rally full of friendship, games, educational seminars, rides, contests, and fundraising to support women with the challenges of cancer. The weekend culminates in the Parade of Chrome through the streets of Gettysburg and a banquet to honor women and pledge our fundraising support to those that have been touched by cancer. Location: Days Inn - 865 York Road Gettysburg, PA Jun 22nd Dice Run for the Vets House Inc Virginia Beach, VA Join the U.S. Military Vets MC in Virginia Beach and help support the Vets House Inc of Virginia Beach. You will feel great and they will appreciate your support. There will be an after party at Scandals on Holland Road. 2 live bands, fun, 50/50, door prizes, did I mention fun? Dont be lame, support this so you can say you came!! Starts at Grumpys Bar and Grill 995 Kempsville Road, Va Beach. First bike out at 11:00 a.m. Ends at Scandals on Holland Road, VB. Last bike in at 6:00 p.m. For a flyer and more information, email to grizz@usmvmcvabch. org or duggie@usmvmcvabch.org Jun 22nd ATV Rodeo KVA Larkspur, VA www.virginiarodeo.com Jul 19th 21st Thunder in Kanawha Bike Rally KVA Larkspur, VA www.virginiarodeo.com Jul 19th 21st Carlisle Bike Fest Carlisle, PA Open to all Sport Bikes, V-Twins, Metric Cruisers, Trikes & More! Manufacturers Demo Rides. Saturday Ride In Bike Show. Sunday Rat Rod Revival Cruise In. Special Military Themed Bike Display. Vendors, Manufacturers Midway & Appalachian Harley-Davidson Mall, Stunt Shows, Bands, Field Games, Live Builds & More! Free on site parking for bikes. CarlisleEvents.com Jul 20th 4th Annual Never Forget Poker Run Gloucester, VA Registration fees $15 per rider, $5 per passenger, includes food and drinks. Registration between 9-11am, First bike out 10am and last bike out at 11am. There will be Cornhole, Volleyball, Horseshoes, 50/50, door prizes, vendors, music by DJ KUDLZ and a Special Drawing for a 42 inch LED Wide Screen TV. 100% of proceeds go to the Wounded Warriors at Joint Base Langley/Fort Eustis, and the Polytrauma Rehab. Transition Center at McGuire V.A. Medical Center in Richmond. For those who offered themselves to keep you/your family safe. American Legion Post 75, 6139 George Washington Mem Hwy, Gloucester Virginia July 24th 28th Wild and Wonderful Mountainfest Motorcycle Rally -Morgantown,WV www.mountainfest.com July 27th Stuff the Bus Harbinger, VA Help us stuff the bus with school supplies for our local kids. Outer Banks H-D, 8739 Caratoke Hwy, Harbinger, NC 27941 (252) 338-8866. www.outerbankshd.com Aug 3rd 4x4 Cross Mud Bog KVA Larkspur, VA Mud Racing and Grudge Pull! www.virginiarodeo.com Aug 5th 11th 73rd Annual 2013 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Sturgis, SD www.sturgismotorcyclerally.com Aug 17th Dice Run Hampton, VA The White Oaks Lodge is hosting its 3rd Annual Wounded Warrior Dice Run. Some Gave All & Lived. Aug 17, 2013 It is at 3533 Kecoughtan Rd, Hampton, VA 23661. Start & End at The White Oak Lodge. Please contact Scott at 757-329-2750 or e-mail whiteoaklodgeinc@yahoo.com For info. Volunteers are always needed. All the proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Project. Entertainment, Food, and Fun and Games. Please e-mail advance attendance to whiteoaklodgeinc@yahoo.com or call 757-329-2750 Aug 17th ATV Rodeo KVA Larkspur, VA www.virginiarodeo.com

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Aug 30th - Sept 1st 13TH AnnualOuter Banks Bike Show Grandy, NC This event is in its 13th year. Free Admission to the 3 day Labor Day Week End Event. Activities start with a Navy Seal Tribute Ride from Va. Beach to Barrys, Vendors, Bands, Bike Riding Contests, Ride in 10 class Bike Show, Poker Run, all to benefit the Naval Special Warfare FoundationUS Navy Seals Killed in Action. Great food, all ABC Permits on one Island Site on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Aug 30-Sept 1, 2013 Labor Day Week End. Visit us at: www. outerbanksbikeshow.com Aug 31st No Guts, No Glory MUD BOG Racing KVA Larkspur, VA www.virginiarodeo.com Sept 12th 15th Delmarva Bike Week Ocean City MD/Salisbury MD/Seaford DE www.delmarvabikeweek.com Sep 13th & 14th SMOKIN UP KANAWHA Diesel Truck Pulls KVA Larkspur, VA www.virginiarodeo.com Sept 13th 15th Thunder in the Smokies Fall Rally Maggie Valley, NC www.thunderinthesmokies.com Sep 18th & 19th SMOKIN UP KANAWHA Diesel Truck Pulls KVA Larkspur, VA www.virginiarodeo.com Sept 26th 29th Bike Fest Harbinger, NC 4 days of beautiful riding with poker runs and bike shows. Outer Banks H-D, 8739 Caratoke Hwy, Harbinger, NC 27941 (252) 338-8866. www.outerbankshd.com Sept 27th & 28th All American Harley-Davidsons Model Year Open House & Bike Show! Hughesville, MD All American Harley-Davidson, 8126 Old Leonardtown Road, Hughesville, MD. For more information check out or website, http://www.allamericanh-d.com/ or call us at #301-274-5000. Join us for our Model Year Open house and TWO DAY Demo event! The Harley-Davidson Demo Fleet is coming to All-American H-D Sept. 27th & 28th! Choose any 2014 HarleyDavidson to demo! Saturday, Sept. 28th there will be also be a Bike Show, FREE food, a variety of venders and so much more! All American Harley-Davidson 8126 Old Leonardtown Road, Hughesville, MD Sept 28th ATV Rodeo KVA Larkspur, VA www.virginiarodeo.com Oct 3rd 7th Myrtle Beach Bike Week Myrtle Beach, SC www.myrtlebeachbikeweek/event/fall-rally Oct 17th 20th Biketoberfest Daytona Beach, FL www.biketoberfest.org Oct 19th Ride for Literacy Yorktown, VA Saturday, October 19, 2013 (rain date Oct 20) beginning at Hampton Roads Harley Davidson at 6450 George Washington Memorial Highway, Yorktown, VA 23692 and ending at a local restaurant. Check in time is 9-10AM or Preregister at www.penreads.org by October 11th. Cost is $15 per driver and $10 per passenger. Questions? 757-283-5776 or www.penreads.org. Oct 26th Pirates Run Harbinger, NC Helps benefit Camp Celebrate, treasure poker run to find a key that will open a trasure chest with a $1,000 gift certificate inside. Outer Banks H-D, 8739 Caratoke Hwy, Harbinger, NC 27941 (252) 338-8866. www.outerbankshd.com Oct 26th Halloween Open House at Harley-Davidson of Washington, D.C. H-D of Washington, D.C. 9407 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, MD. For more information check out our website, http://www.hdwash.com or give us a call at #301-248-1200. Join us for our Halloween Open House, 10am-4pm! There will be a Costume contest for Adults and Children (with prizes), Free Food (while Supplies last), and much more! H-D of Washington, D.C. 9407 Livingston Road Fort Washington, MD Oct 26th All American Harley-Davidsons Halloween Open House! Join us for our Halloween Open House, 10am-4pm! There will be a Costume contest for Adults and Children (with prizes), Free Food (while Supplies last), and much more! All American Harley-Davidson 8126 Old Leonardtown Road, Hughesville, MD. For more information check out or website, http://www. allamericanh-d.com/ or call us at #301-274-5000. All American Harley-Davidson 8126 Old

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Leonardtown Road, Hughesville, MD Nov 29th Black Friday Open House at H-D of Washington, D.C H-D of Washington, D.C. 9407 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, MD. For more information check out or website, http:// www.hdwash.com or give us a call at #301-248-1200. Black Friday Open House, 10am-4pm! Free Food (while Supplies last) and much more! H-D of Washington, D.C. 9407 Livingston Road Fort Washington, MD Nov 29th All American Harley-Davidsons Black Friday Open House Black Friday Open House, 10am-4pm! Free Food (while Supplies last) and much more! All American Harley-Davidson, 8126 Old Leonardtown Road, Hughesville, MD. For more information check out or website, http://www.allamericanh-d.com/ or call us at #301-274-5000. All American Harley-Davidson 8126 Old Leonardtown Road, Hughesville, MD Dec 7th Customer Appreciation Harbinger, NC Fashion show, food, door prizes and more! Outer Banks H-D, 8739 Caratoke Hwy, Harbinger, NC 27941 (252) 338-8866. www.outerbankshd.com Dec 7th Christmas Open house at Harley-Davidson of Washington, D.C 9407 Livingston Road, H-D of Washington, D.C. Fort Washington, MD For more information check out or website, http:// www.hdwash.com or give us a call at #301-248-1200. Christmas Open House, 10am-4pm! Free Food (while Supplies last) and much more! H-D of Washington, D.C. 9407 Livingston Road Fort Washington, MD Dec 14th All American Harley-Davidsons Christmas Open House! Christmas Open House, 10am-4pm! Free Food (while Supplies last) and much more! All American Harley-Davidson, 8126 Old Leonardtown Road, Hughesville, MD. For more information check out or website, http://www.allamericanh-d.com/ or call us at #301-274-5000. All American Harley-Davidson 8126 Old Leonardtown Road, Hughesville, MD

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Cherries
Help Fight Cancer and Disease - Cherries, along with many other berries, are a rich source of antioxidants. They help prevent or repair the damage that is done to the bodys cells by free radicals. This means that antioxidants replace free radicals in your body before they can cause any damage. Queritrin--a flavonoid--is rich in cherries, and has been found by researchers to be one of the most potent anticancer agents. When eating cherries, the queritrin is set free to fight off all the bodys cancerous cells. Cherries also contain ellagic acid, a naturally occurring plant phenolic known as an anticarcinogenic/anti-mutagenic compound. Some researchers say that ellagic acid may be the most effective way to prevent cancer. Another compound found in cherries--perillyl alcohol (POH)--is extremely powerful in reducing the occurrence of all types of cancer. Researchers found that POH stops the growth of cancer cells by depriving them of the proteins they need to grow. It has worked on every kind of cancer that POH has been tested against. Help Relieve Pain of Arthritis and Gout - Tart cherries contain two powerful compounds, anthocyanins and bioflavonoids. Both of these compounds slow down the enzymes Cyclo-oxyygenase-1 and -- 2, which helps to relieve and prevent arthritis and gout in the body. Eliminate Oxidative Stress and Prevent Premature Aging - Cherries are rich in two important flavonoids, isoqueritrin and queritrin, which act as antioxidants and work to eliminate byproducts of oxidative stress, therefore slowing down the aging process. Help Cure Migraines - By helping to reduce inflammation in the body, the anthocyanin and bioflanoids in cherries also help eliminate migraine headaches. These compounds are known to have similar activity to aspirin and ibuprofen. Improve Bodys Circadian Rhythms - Extensive evidence points out that the antioxidant melatonin, which is also rich in cherries, is significant in improving the bodys circadian rhythms. Since melatonin is found in small quantities in the body, a slight increase can produce great results. Help You Sleep - Melatonin is also found to help the bodys natural sleep patterns. Since the body so rapidly absorbs melatonin, cherries can increase melatonin levels in the blood, therefore improving the way you sleep.

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Is your ceiling fan on the proper seasonal rotation? It could save you energy dollars if it rotates in the proper direction depending whether it is winter or summer. Ceiling fans provide great air circulation and you can optimize these benefits by ensuring the ceiling fan rotation of the blades is correct for circulating warm air during winter or creating a breeze effect by moving or circulating the air better, during a hot summer. During winter heating, to help move warm air that is trapped on the ceiling, blades should turn forward in a clockwise motion. This movement will push up the air and pull the warm trapped air down the sides of the room improving heat distribution. During hot summer weather, to help produce a comfortable breeze or windchill that cools the skin, blades should rotate in a reverse counter-clockwise motion. The air movement has the same comfortable effect as when you fan yourself with a magazine to get relief from hot, stifling air. Ceiling fans in themselves do not heat or cool a room, but the ceiling fan rotation allows improved air circulation, which can greatly improve the comfort of your living space.
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FEDERAL BILL INTENDS TO STOP MOTORCYCLE CHECKPOINTS On April 15, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) circulated a Dear Colleague letter to fellow members of Congress to garner sponsors for legislation he intends to introduce on May 6, 2013 To stop motorcycle checkpoint funding. In the 112th Congress, I introduced H.R. 904, a bill to prohibit the Department of Transportation (DOT) from providing funds to state and local authorities for the purpose of creating motorcycle only checkpoints, wrote Rep. Sensenbrenner to his peers. Section 1 of the Stop Motorcycle Checkpoint Funding Act contains the same language as H.R. 904. However, this bill also contains language to force the DOT to focus motorcycle safety efforts on crash prevention programs, not national helmet mandates. Under GRANT RESTRICTION, Section 2 reads; The Secretary of Transportation may not provide a grant or any funds to a State, county, town, or township, Indian tribe, municipal or other local government to be used for any program to check helmet usage or create checkpoints for an operator of motorcycle or passenger on a motorcycle. In addition, the new legislation amends Section 153 of Title 23 USC by removing motorcycle helmets from the title. This change will prohibit the DOT from providing grants to a State to enforce helmet laws, according to Sensenbrenner. This will stop the DOT from manipulating State policies with federal money. CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE APPROVES E15 PROHIBITION The U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology approved H.R. 875 by a vote of 18-17 on April 11, which would revoke the Environmental Protection Agencys approval of E15 alcohol-laden gasoline for sale to the public. U.S. Representative Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) introduced H.R. 875 on February 28, which would require the federal EPA to stop the use of gasoline containing 15% ethanol (E15) until its harmful effects are investigated further. comment to slow the process down, otherwise the final rule would automatically become effective. NEVADA CONSIDERS LANE-SPLITTING, FASTER SPEED LIMITS The Silver State may soon adopt the Golden States rule on lane sharing, as AB 236 has passed Assembly Committee on Transportation with only two committee members opposing the measure to allow motorcyclists to filter between lanes of slow-moving traffic. California is currently the only U.S. state that allows the practice, though lane filtering is commonplace throughout many other parts of the world. Committee Chair and bill co-sponsor Richard Carrillo (D-Clark Co), a long-time rider, laid out one of the best reasons to split lanes -- avoiding a rear end collision -- saying at the end of the day, I want to know that Im going to come home and not be a part of the pavement or the back of somebodys truck or car. To me, this really resonates. Next step the bill goes before the full Assembly and the Senate. In the meantime, the Nevada State Legislature may raise the maximum speed limit from 75 mph to 85 mph has passed the State Senate 15-6 on April 3 and the measure now goes over to the State Assembly for consideration. Introduced by Senator Don Gustavson (R-Sparks), a longtime advocate of bikers rights who was awarded the NCOM Silver Spoke Award for Government, SB 191 would fast track NDOT to up the speed limit to 85 mph some open stretches of freeways, matching some 85mph speed limits posted in Texas.

MOTORCYCLE LICENSE NOT REQUIRED IN ALABAMA, UNLESS BILL PASSES Every state but one requires a motorcycle license or endorsement to operate a motorcycle, but in Alabama anyone 16 and older with a regular drivers license can also drive a motorcycle in the state. An oversight in the 1990s led to the gap in the law and now DPS is supporting legislation to fix the mistake. The state Senate in February passed a bill to require motorcycle drivers to have a Class M NHTSA SEEKS TO SUBVERT PUBLIC SCRUTINY endorsement on their license. The bill is pending in the House The US Department of Transportation is looking to fast track of Representatives. Under current law, drivers can ask to take adoption of rules, bypassing the public comment process and the knowledge test to get the Class M endorsement on their adopting rules directly. The National Highway Traffic Safety license, but the law does not require the endorsement to operAdministration (NHTSA) has proposed to give itself direct ate a motorcycle. Those who dont have the Class M endorsefinal rulemaking authority which would allow the agency to ment are only legal driving a motorcycle as long as they are declare a regulatory proposal, which carries the force of law, to riding in Alabama. Rep. Allen Farley (R-McCalla), House sponbe non-controversial and rush it into effect. NHTSA believes sor of the bill, said he would also eventually like to see a skills this procedural option would expedite the issuance of, and test. Forty states require a skills test for a motorcycle license, thereby save time and agency resources on, rules that are not according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. controversial, the agencys proposed rule states. NHTSA is responsible for a number of major rules, including the corpoABATE RECOGNIZED BY ARKANSAS LAWMAKERS rate average fuel economy (CAFE) mandates that direct auto- ABATE members from around the state gathered in Little Rock mobile manufacturers to meet certain mileage requirements. It at the Arkansas House of Representatives on April 4, 2013 for also plays a major role in the design of vehicles by mandating the reading and vote on HR1040, which reads in part: The various safety features such as rear-view cameras, trunk House of Representatives commends ABATE, the Arkansas entrapment rules to foil kidnappers, and quiet car rules to Bikers Aiming Towards Education organization, for raising require electric vehicles to make noise to alert blind pedestriawareness of motorcycle safety issues; for promoting goodwill ans Such rules cost the automobile industry billions of dollars and mutual understanding among motorcyclists, law enforcein compliance costs, but could arguably be noncontroversial. ment personnel, and the general public; for being an informaUnder procedures that allow a measure to take effect within tion resource for its members; and for working to benefit the sixty days of its publication in the Federal Register as a final less fortunate through various events. rule, the public would have just thirty days to file an adverse
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OREGON PROPOSAL WOULD MAKE IT A CRIME TO BE LINKED TO A GANG In an attempt to crack down on violent criminal activity, Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it a crime just being linked to what it defines as a gang. The big question is how would authorities decide whos a gang member and whos not, and the bill says any group of three or more people whose main purpose is criminal activity, has a commonly known name or symbol and regularly engages in criminal acts would be considered a criminal street gang. Police currently track gang members, but theres no law against belonging to any particular organization even if that group is repeatedly tied to criminal activity, but House Bill 2679 and its companion, House Bill 2851, would give authorities another tool for cracking down on gang members because under the proposed law, just being a member would be a felony and subject to stiffer sentences. The Oregon American Civil Liberties Union told lawmakers it is concerned that the definition of a criminal street gang is too vague. The breadth of the bill and the confusion that will result from its definitions, or lack thereof, risks violating a defendants due process rights because that defendant is not on notice of what activity is criminal, said the ACLU, adding that current laws are strong enough and urged lawmakers to not advance the bills. MOTORCYCLE CLUB PUBLICATIONS BARRED BEHIND BARS Last month we reported that the NCOM Brothers Behind Bars monthly newsletter was being banned from prisons in Australia, but now word comes from one of our own New England states that biker-related printed materials are being systematically rejected. Referring to a note received from a Connecticut inmate, The Aging Rebel quoted on his website www.agingrebel.com; Here at our prison, last year they began to bar books about or by motorcycle club members. This includes the book The Aging Rebel: Dispatches From The Motorcycle Outlaw Frontier by Donald Charles Davis. These books are purely being banned because their subject matter includes motorcycle clubs. They use the catch-all promotes criminal activity while still allowing books on the Mafia, murder, kidnapping and corruption of government officials, all of which apparently promote NO criminal activity. Some people may be surprised to learn that among the other rights prisoners forfeit is the right to read what they want, but as TAR expresses; The high court began to back track in 1987, in a decision called Turner v. Salley. After that case, the First Amendment right to read could be reasonably regulated if prison officials asserted a legitimate neutral interest and the Supreme Court ruling established something called the Turner Test. In a letter from the Connecticut Dept of Correction, the Media Review Board determined that The aforementioned publication was originally rejected in its entirety on November 9, 2012 under Section 6: It encourages or instructs in the commission of criminal activity. This publication was thoroughly reviewed and is determined to have met the criteria for rejection. The publication will not be allowed inside a correctional facility. WEIRD NEWS: ILLEGAL ALIEN RULED INCOMPETENT FOR TRIAL An illegal alien in Massachusetts who was drunk driving when he hit and dragged a Mass. motorcyclist to his death has been ruled incompetent to stand trial. Insane? No. Mentally handicapped? Nope Unique cultural background? YES! Despite numerous previous run-ins with the law, Judge Janet Kinton-Walker ruled that Nicolas Guamans unique cultural background prohibits him from understanding the U.S. legal process. The judge also ruled that Guaman lacks the ability to effectively consult with his attorney, according to FOX 25 in Boston that broke the story. Defense attorneys across the nation will undoubtedly be watching this case very closely, and if Guaman somehow avoids justice you can count on this defense coming to a courthouse near you me entiendes? MORE WEIRDNESS: SMART APPS What do Lady Antebellum, Harley-Davidson motorcycles, the beauty store Sephora and the Facebook page I Love Being a Mom all have in common? Well, researchers at the University of Cambridge are claiming that liking those things on Facebook may be a sign of a low IQ. According to www.radio.com, researchers in the U.K. took a close look at 58,000 Facebook users between 2007 and 2012, and correlated their likes with the strength of their IQs. If youre wondering what likes translated to a high IQ, the items include curly fries and thunderstorms, so this is one study nobody is taking too seriously. NCOM CONVENTION HONORS FALLEN RIDERS; INVITES NAMES FOR TRIBUTE With the 28th Annual NCOM Convention in Reno just weeks away, the National Coalition of Motorcyclists is requesting that MROs, motorcycle clubs, and riding associations submit the names of those members and supporters who have died since May 2012, so that we may honor their memories during the traditional Ringing of the Bell tribute to fallen riders during the opening ceremonies. Dedications can be hand-delivered at the Convention to Doc Reichenbach, NCOM Chairman of the Board, or e-mailed in advance to Bill Bish at NCOMBish@aol.com. Attendees are also encouraged to bring an item on behalf of their organization for the Freedom Fund Auction, with proceeds benefiting the motorcyclists rights movement nationwide through Getting Our People Elected donations, NCOM Speaker Program, lobbying activities and other pro-motorcycling projects as determined by the NCOM Board of Directors. The 28th annual NCOM Convention will be held Mothers Day weekend, May 9-12, 2013 at the Silver Legacy Resort-Casino located at 407 N. Virginia St. in Reno, Nevada, so reserve your room now for the special NCOM rate of $95 by calling (800) 687-8733.This annual gathering will draw bikers rights activists from across the country to discuss topics of concern to all riders, and ALL motorcyclists are welcome and encouraged to attend. Meetings, seminars and group discussions will focus on legislative efforts and litigation techniques to benefit our right to ride and Freedom of the Road. To pre-register, call the National Coalition of Motorcyclists at (800) 525-5355 or visit www.ON-A-BIKE.com. QUOTABLE QUOTE: There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. Elie Wiesel (b. 1928 in Romania) Nobel Prize laureate
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Tom McGrath Leading Wheel Award


The Motorcycle Law Group has created an award will be given every year to someone who has made outstanding contributions to motorcyclists. It can be a single great contribution or someone whose body of work over the years in and of itself is an outstanding contribution to motorcycling. Each year the firm will ask for nominations from motorcyclists. The only rule is that the recipient may not be a member of our law firm. However we made an exception for the first year. This years Tom McGrath Leading Wheel Award (Tom had no idea there was going to be such an award) went to the awards namesake for his outstanding service to motorcyclists over the past twenty years. Congratulations Tom!

Departure Bike Works has consistently oered the absolute best in service and fabrication for four decades. Come visit us and experience the dierence.
Come join us for the retracing of Stuart's Ride around McClellan at Seven Pines.
~You must contact us for the details~
Website: www.departure.com~E-mail: lee@departure.com~Phone: 804-231-0244

Mark your calendars for Ride of the Patriots XV

Staging starts - 6:30am Ceremony starts - 8am

Parade starts - 7:30am Ride starts - 9am

More info at www.rideofthepatriots.com

9739 Fairfax Blvd. Fairfax, VA 22031 P-703.352.5400 www.patriothd.com

Harley-Davidson

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Quaker Steak & Lube Event

Flag Day

Waughs Big Damn Bike Show

Fathers Day

1st Day of Summer

Kanawhas ATV Rodeo

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White Trash Repairs


White Trash Repairs is your one stop shop for some good ole, git r done ingenuity. See more of these ingenious ideas at www.whitetrashrepairs.com

SATURDAY BOATING: The only thing missing is the fishing pole

CHEAP AND LAZY: And this is why Americans are stereotyped as fat!

KITCHEN RAKE: Very cool way to hang up the utensils in the kitchen!

1 Prepare Canadian Bacon in frying pan until brown not crispy 2 Drain and cool on paper towels Turn on over to 400 3 Put 1 slice of bacon in cupcake pan . Cupcake papers can be used as well or you can leave them out. 4 Put in one egg and top with salt and pepper, scallions, cheese or whatever else you like on your eggs or take orders for everyone and do them different. You can also scramble the egg if you would like it that way. 5 When finished place in oven for about 15 minutes when done remove from pan and place on plates.

SHADY: When the sun is shining you have to do what you have to do for shade.

TRUCK CAMPING: Perfect tent for camping!

REFURBISHED TV: I have to admit I totally love this!

MOTORCYCLE SIDE SEAT: I wonder what the top speed you can do in this mess before the wheels mess up?

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Ride Free
You cant ride without a bike Having a motorcycle to ride is the first step in enjoying the freedom of the open road and riding free. Having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ is the first step in enjoying Real Freedom and spiritually riding free. Figure out where you are in life. What highway are you traveling down? (Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthew 7:13-14) You may think youre doing alright, but know this: (There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. Proverbs 14:12; For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23) Realize what you need to do. U-Turns are O.K. (Unless you repent (Turn around), you will all perish. Luke 13:5; Repent! Turn away from all your offenses/sins Ezk.18:30) Know that it brings great joy to God when we do a U-Turn in life. (I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent. Luke 15:7) Embrace Gods Love, Plan, and Life for You (For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16) Gods way is better than anything we could ever come up with. (He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain Revelation 21:4) Enjoy the ride. God wants us to enjoy the trip. Life is a highway,

going the right way, watching out for potholes, and not breaking down is important to the enjoyment factor of any ride. (The thief (Satan/Devil/PUNK) comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I (Jesus) have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10) If you feel there needs to be a change in your life and you are ready for some Real Freedom, then read Romans 10:9-13 in the Bible (Our Owners Manual for life), and simply ask God to forgive you, U-turn your life, and head you in the right direction. If you ask this of God, or if you have more questions, contact us. This is NOT a ride to make alone. Let us ride with you. Contact a Local FBC or our Home Office.

Connect with Us 1 (800) 525-LOVE (5683) Every day, God uses K-LOVE to make a difference in millions of lives. By providing positive music and inspirational stories, K-LOVE helps people draw closer to God. Unlike other radio stations, K-LOVE has a full time ministry team that processes over 100 phone calls a day of listeners in need of guidance. The pastors and staff at K-LOVE pray for over 1,000 prayer requests every day, and on average, intervene in one suicide case per day. If K-LOVE has impacted your life, it is because generous listeners stepped out on faith to support the ministry of K-LOVE. We ask that you also take that step of faith and enable us to continue making a positive difference in our world. Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble. (Proverbs 13:20 NLT) Thunder Roads Virginia is a K-LOVE Business Team Member. Find a station near you at www.klove.com

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My flight was being served by an obviously gay flight attendant, who seemed to put everyone in a good mood as he served us food and drinks. As the plane prepared to descend, he came swishing down the aisle and told us that Captain Marvey has asked me to announce that hell be landing the big scary plane shortly, so lovely people, if you could just put your trays up, that would be super. On his trip back up the aisle, he noticed this well-dressed and rather Arabic looking woman hadnt moved a muscle. Perhaps you didnt hear me over those big brute engines but I asked you to raise your trazy-poo, so the main man can pitty-pat us on the ground. She calmly turned her head and said, In my country, I am called a Princess and I take orders from no one. To which the flight attendant replied, without missing a beat...... Well, sweet-cheeks, in my country Im called a Queen, so I outrank you. Tray-up, B*#@%! I was in a pub last Saturday night, drank a few, and noticed two very large women by the bar. They both had pretty strong accents, so I asked, Hey, are you two ladies from Ireland? One of them chirped saying, Its WALES, ya idiot! So, I immediately apologized and said, Im sorry. Are you two whales from Ireland? Thats pretty much the last thing I remember... Two blonds find three grenades, and they decide to take them to a police station. One asked: What if one explodes before we get there? The other says: Well lie and say we only found two. A blonde is in the bathroom and her husband shouts: Did you find the shampoo? She answers, Yes, but Im not sure what to do... its for dry hair, and Ive just wet mine. Im reaching out on behalf of a buddy of mine who needs some help! His wife told him to go out & get some of those pills that would help him get an erection. When he came back, he handed her some diet pills. Anyway, hes looking for a place to live.

A woman goes to the Doctor, worried about her husbands temper. The Doctor asks: Whats the problem? The woman says: Doctor, I dont know what to do. Every day my husband seems to lose his temper for no reason, and it scares me. The Doctor says: I have a cure for that. When it seems that your husband is getting angry, just take a glass of water and start swishing it in your mouth. Just swish and swish but dont swallow it until he either leaves the room or goes to bed and falls asleep. Two weeks later the woman comes back to the doctor, looking fresh and reborn. The woman says: Doctor that was a brilliant idea! Every time my husband started losing it, I swished with water. I swished and swished, and he calmed right down! How does a glass of water do that? The Doctor says: The water itself does nothing. Its keeping your mouth shut for long periods of time that does the trick.... Ralph and Edna were both patients in a mental hospital. One day while they were walking past the hospital swimming pool, Ralph suddenly jumped into the deep end. He sank to the bottom of the pool and stayed there. Edna promptly jumped in to save him. She swam to the bottom and pulled him out. When the Head Nurse Director became aware of Ednas heroic act she immediately ordered her to be discharged from the hospital, as she now considered her to be mentally stable. When she went to tell Edna the news she said, Edna, I have good news and bad news. The good news is youre being discharged, since you were able to rationally respond to a crisis by jumping in and saving the life of the person you love... I have concluded that your act displays sound mindedness. The bad news is, Ralph hung himself in the bathroom with his bathrobe belt right after you saved him. I am so saddened, but hes dead. Edna replied, He didnt hang himself, I put him there to dry. How soon can I go home? LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE, BIKERS!

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Come as you are!

7citiesfbc.com

BACK In The Day

freedom biker church


hangout time: Sundays

seven cities

@ 10:00 am

414 s. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake, Va 23322


7citiesfbc@gmail.com

757-333-2555 Now meeting @ old Blakeleys building


previously meeting in VA Beach

Worship rally: sundays @10:30 am

freedombikerchurchvabeach.com

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MOTORCYCLE FRIENDLY DIRECTORY


Its 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 theyre here for YOU. Whether its 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 advertisers 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 Motorcycle Friendly Places, please give us a call (757) 831-2264 or email kelly@thunderroads-virginia.com Where Theres Bikes.Theres Going To Be Thunder - THUNDER ROADS * Pick up your FREE copy of Thunder

Thunder Roads Is Brought To You Each Month By The Following Motorcycle Friendly Businesses Hampton Roads Tom McGraths Outer Banks Harley-Davidson* Motorcycle Law Group* Harley-Davidson 6450 George Washington The Firm That Rides 8739 Caratoke Hwy Memorial Hwy Dedicated to protecting Harbinger , NC 27941 Yorktown, VA the rights of injured (252)338-8866 (757) 872-7223 motorcyclists www.outerbankshd.com www.hrhd.com 1-800-321-8968 www.motorcyclelawgroup.com Virginia Mild To Wild Cycles Office Locations: 11173 Leadbetter Rd., Virginia - Richmond, Absolut Cycle Works Ashland, VA 23005 Newport News, Roanoke 5016 Old Midlothian (804) 496-6164 Turnpike South Carolina - Cayce, www.mild2wildcycles.com Richmond, VA 23224 Surfside Beach (804) 497-7000 Outlanders * MOTORCYCLE ACCESSORIES, Bayside Harley-Davidson 4768 US Highway 211 West APPAREL, LEATHERS & GIFTS 2211 Frederick Blvd. Luray, VA 22835 (I-264, Exit 5) (540) 743-2040 Virginia Portsmouth , VA 23704 www.outlanders.ws (757) 397-5550 email: outlnd@shentel.net Cavellis Inc* Roads at these locations www.harleybay.com 3514 Oaklawn Blvd Patriot Harley-Davidson * Hopewell, VA 23860 DEALERS, PARTS & SERVICE Big Daddyz Cycles * 9739 Fairfax Blvd (804) 458-2016 2810 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy. Fairfax, VA Delaware Hayes, VA 23072 (703) 352-5400 Fast Lane Biker Gear & Accessories * (In Gloucester County) www.patriothd.com 166 S. Rosemont Rd. Ste. G Harley-Davidson of Seaford* (4 miles over the Coleman) Virginia Beach, VA 23452 22586 Sussex Hwy. 804-642-3436 Scooters* (757) 340-4446 Seaford, Del. 19973 fax# 804-642-1461 6906-B School Ave. 302-629-6161 bigdaddyzcycles@verizon.net Richmond, Va 23228 Harley-Haven* www.hdofseaford.com www.bigdaddyzcycles.com 804-321-0037 1920 Atlantic Ave
also on Facebook Maryland

All American HarleyDavidson * 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
North Carolina

Departure Bike Works * 5216 Hull St Richmond, VA 23224 (804) 231-0244 www.departure.com
East Coast Harley-Davidson 17975 Main Street Dumfries, VA 220266 (703) 221-3757 www.eastcoastharley.com Garys Automotive Again * 23220 Airport Street Petersburg, VA 23803 (804) 733-8644

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

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

Nags Head Harley-Davidson 4104 S. Virginia Dare Trail Hwy. 158 Bypass, Milepost 13 Nags Head , NC 27959 (252) 255-5922 www.outerbankshd.com
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Groves Winchester Harley-Davidson * 140 Independence Drive Winchester, VA 22602 (800) 777-4275 or (540) 667-5655 www.hdwinchester.com

Epstein, Sandler & Flora P.C.* 295 Bendix Rd., Suite 210 Virginia Beach, VA 23452 (757) 627.8900 www.epsteinsandlerandflorapcva.com

Rider Insurance For Riders. By Riders 1-800-595-6393 www.RIDER.com

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MOTORCYCLE FRIENDLY DIRECTORY


BARS & RESTAURANTS North Carolina Barrys Walnut Island Restaurant, Lodge,* Sports Center & Marina 169 Walnut Island Blvd Grandy, NC 27939 (252) 453-2261 www.walnutisland.com www.outerbanksbikeshow.com www.Barrysbikerally.com Virginia Alley Caf and Sports Lounge 688 N Main St. Kilmarnock, VA 22482 (804) 436-1100
Damon & Company Sports Bar & Grill * 7104 George Washington Mem. Hwy, Rt 17 North Gloucester, VA (804) 693-7218 www.damonsbar.com

RACES & EVENTS

PERSONAL SERVICES

TOWING Peaco Towing Inc.* 6906 School Ave. Richmond, Va 23228 804-262-1001

Kanawha Valley Arena 121 Kanawha Ridge Lane Dugspur, VA 24325 www.virginiarodeo.com kanawha@virginiarodeo.com (540) 789-2084
Slades Park Dirt Drag Racing 1111 Mount Ray Drive Surry, Virginia 23883 Contact Joe Brookman (804) 221-3959 or fax (804) 737-0616 GREAT PLACES TO STAY North Carolina Barrys Walnut Island Restaurant, Lodge,* Sports Center & Marina 169 Walnut Island Blvd Grandy, NC 27939 (252) 453-2261 www.walnutisland.com www.Barrysbikerally.com

Brooks Optical Inc.- Optical Services & Riding Glasses 5520 B Lakeside Avenue Richmond, VA 23228 (804) 261-0222 Find us on Facebook
Kuttin Station * For ALL your hair needs! 20820 Carson Rd Dinwiddie, VA 23841 Biker Specials! (804) 469-9003 TATTOOS

MOTORCYCLE MINISTRIES & CHURCH SERVICES

Rushing Wind Ministry 25530 Point Lookout Rd. Leonardtown, Md. 20650 Gordon Preacher Bacon 240-577-0605 preacherrwm@yahoo.com Service; Third Sunday Monthly, 2pm-5pm Cover Dish Fellowship and Ministry Bible Study Every wednesday 7pm -8:30 Home Of Rushing Wind Motorcycle Ministry Facebook; RushingWind MotorcycleMinistry

Grumpys Bar & Grill 995 Kempsville Rd. Virginia beach, VA 23464 (757) 474-0880 www.grumpysbarandgrillvb.com Visit us on Facebook/Grumpys Bar & Grill Hillbilly Reds BBQ 353 E Williamsburg Rd. Sandston, VA 23150 (804) 737-2007 www.hillbillyredsbbq.com

Graffitis Ink Gallery 3 locations & were now mobile! Tattoo & Piercing www.graffitistattoo.com Custom Tattoos by Rex (804) 240-2114 Sandston VA 111 W. Williamsburg Rd. Sandston, VA 23150 (804) 328-6989 Mechanicsville 7122 Mechanicsville Tpke Mechanicsville, VA 23111 (804) 559-4658 Richmond 2311 Hungary Rd Richmond, VA 23228 (804) 261-5689

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

Hearth & Home Inn* 3376 Dellwood Road (US Hwy 19) Maggie Valley, NC 28786 (828) 926-1845 www.hearthandhomeinn.com Kampers Lodge Campground 3465 US Highway 301 North Wilson, NC 27893 www.kamperslodge.com (252) 237-0905
Virginia Outlanders River Camp* 4253 US Hwy 211 West Luray, VA (540) 743-5540 www.outlandersrivercamp.net

Seven Cities Freedom Biker Church,


414 S. Battlefield Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23322
freedombikerchurchvabeach@gmail.com www.freedombikerchurchvabeach.com

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Hot Plates

Biker Pals
Tattoos Of The Month

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K.I.S.S. page composed & edited by: Toni McCoy Shearon aka MaMa Thunder of Thunder Roads Tennessee

CINCO de MAYO BACON & BOURBON WINGS *For bigger crowds just double or triple recipe 24 Mini Drumsticks (legs) & Wings; mixed Large Bottle of Peanut Oil for Frying 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar (*optional) 3 Cloves of Garlic; finely chopped 1/2 tsp. Prepared Horseradish 1/4 tsp. Ground Ginger 1/2 Stick of Real Butter 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce 3/4 Cup of Bourbon 3/4 Cup of Ketchup A few hefty dashes of Louisiana Hot Sauce 12 Strips of Cooked Bacon I quit frying bacon years ago once I learned that if you take a large cookie sheet and put a wired rack over top and lay out all the bacon you want on it and cook at 475 degree oven for 15 minutes; remove to paper towels to drain, your bacon is perfect every single time and no spatters all over the place, including your fingers and wrists. Perfect every time. Just know 15 mins is crispy crunchy, so if you prefer non crispy, adjust the length of time you leave in oven. Melt down your butter and add all other ingredients; cook for apprx. 10 minutes over medium heat. Get a large deep-sided skillet and fry up your legs & wings in hot! peanut oil; 370 degrees. While frying, cut your drained bacon strips in half. Remove wings from frying oil directly onto paper towels. Let cool just slightly and wrap them in a half bacon strip and secure with a toothpick. Once your sauce has cooked down, place your chicken in the sauce and make sure theyre swimming in sauce and well covered completely and allow to remain in there a bit to soak up the fabulous flavors. Serve up with cold Bleu Cheese dressing. The flavor is amazing. EXTRA-LARGE PORTOBELLO MUSHROOMS w/ BACON & BLEU CHEESE for MOTHERS DAY as prepared by Michael Symon on The Chew 5 Portobello Mushrooms (clean with damp paper towel only) 2 Tbls. Butter 1/2 Lb. Sliced Smoked Bacon (chopped)
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1 Sweet Onion; finely chopped 3 Tbls. All-Purpose Flour 2 Cups of Chicken Stock 1/2 Cup of Whole Milk 3/4 Cup of Bleu Cheese 1/2 Cup of Parsley (chopped or dried) Olive Oil Salt & Pepper to taste In a large saute pan over medium heat add 2 Tbls. of olive oil. Add the chopped bacon and cook until crisp. Remove the bacon w/ a slotted spoon to a non-coated paper plate. Add the shrooms to the bacon fat & season with salt & pepper. Cook 3-4 mins. until golden brown, then flip, season again and cook until golden brown again. Remove the shrooms from the pan to a serving platter. Add the onion to the renderings and season w/ salt & pepper and cook until the onion is translucent. Add the butter and then toss back in the bacon and sprinkle the flour over the onion & bacon mixture. Cook, stirring constantly until the flour begins to look sandy. Slowly pour in the chicken stock & scrape up any brown bits on bottom of the pan. Once the gravy starts to thicken & simmer, pour in the milk. Add the bleu cheese & cook until the gravy coats the back of the spoon; about 5 mins. Taste & adjust seasoning. Add the parsley. Spoon the gravy generously over the tops of the mushrooms and serve. * Portobellos are so texturally meaty theyre the steak of shrooms. MEMORIAL DAY RED, WHITE & BLUE LAYERED TIRAMISU 1 Tub of Whipped Philly Cream Cheese Spread 2 Cups of Cold Milk 1 Pkg. Jell-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding 1-1/2 Cups Thawed Cool Whip Topping 1 Pkg. Prepared Pound Cake; Cut Into 1/2 inch Cubes 3 Cups Brewed Regular or Gourmet Coffee; Cooled 1 oz. Semi-Sweet Chocolate; coarsely grated 1 Cup of Fresh Raspberries & Blueberries, each With hand mixer blend milk, cream cheese, then pudding mix. Gently stir in 1 cup Cool Whip. In a medium size glass torte bowl layer cake cubes, then a half cup of coffee, then pudding mixture, then raspberries, cool whip, then blueberries, then grated chocolate. Keep layering this way until all ingredients gone. Salute & Enjoy!

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The DUKE
The DUKE was built by PB CHOPPERS in Moravia, Iowa. The designer and builder is JIM WUBBEN. My lifelong shop help includes Ricky, Big John, and Buckwheat. I started with the dream of honoring my actor hero John Wayne. I called my artist Monte Moore in Denver Colorado and asked him if he wanted to be a part of the build and he instantly said, John Wayne was and still is my hero and Yes, Im in. I have always wanted to do a sidecar bike and decided to use a lowlife frame as the foundation. Every sidecar I found here in the states was made of fiberglass so I began the mission of finding one made of steel. With my heritage being German I decided on a STEIB and since I was born in 1953 the final answer is... A 1953 Steib all steel, replica, handmade exactly the way they were made back in the day. Five months later the sidecar lands in Omaha and passes all the import inspections and is ready to be picked up. I had Mondo of Denvers Choppers build the springer, TP Engineering the 124 Show Polished/ Chromed Diamond Cut Heads power plant, Baker Drivetrain the Show Polished/Chromed 6spd tranny, and Ride Wright Fat Daddy 50 spoke engraved wheels. All the sheet metal was done here in the shop and Danny Gray finished the build with his mind blowing leather work. Monte and I spent several hundred hours designing the paint scheme and decided to have the bike represent the COWBOY and the sidecar the WAR hero through a select group of films the DUKE starred in. A special thanks to Rich Kohles for inviting me to be one of his celebrity guests at the Timonium Motorcycle Event where I unveiled the DUKE to his sold out crowd. I hope you enjoy the photos my buddy SKIBO ADAMS took of the unveiling. I am going to take the bike to the John Wayne Birthplace here in Winterset Iowa just 90 miles from my shop to kick of the 2013 DUKE TOUR and then off to California to have the family see what I have built in honor of their lost Icon. The bike will be available for appearances throughout the year so if you are interested in having the DUKE at your special event feel free to contact me to join the tour. Jim Wubben PB Chopps & Rods Home of PB Choppers 22840 Hwy J18 Moravia, IA 52571 Facebook: PB CHOPPERS & Wubbies Roadhouse www.pbchoppers.com Phone - 641-724-3220 Cell - 641-895-1349 Fax - 877-406-7561

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Lets Get Tattooed


I have been tattooing now for almost 14 years, and it is still as fun as it was when I first got started. I got into tattooing late in life and wish that I had done it sooner, but back when I got my first tattoo, it was completely different than it is today. Tattooing has finally become mainstream, and in my words, trendy. Back when I first started getting tattoos, it was something you did to rebel or you were making a bold statement. Gone is the phrase of Jack London, Show me a man with a tattoo and I will show you a man with an interesting story. I want to be different but now Im like everyone else, but I will say this - My tattoos mean something to me and they should mean something to you. So whenever thinking about a tattoo, I always recommend to people to get something that means something and has a great story that goes along with it. So with this in mind, let me move on to bigger and better things. As I said, I have been tattooing for a while now and I own three shops and we are coming out with a 32 mobile tattoo studio. The bus, as I like to call it, will be coming to all areas of Virginia and tattooing the masses in a clean and sterile environment just like our shops are. Yes a 32 mobile tattoo studio where you can GET ON and GET OFF with a custom tattoo in the comforts of a climate controlled surroundings thanks to Graffitis Ink Gallery and a few others that are helping me transform the tattoo mecca that I call Graffitis. In the world of reality shows about everything from tattooing to wrestling wild animals, we at Graffitis are looking to make a stab at reality TV with this mobile tour bus that can come to events in the area or you can, if you want, rent it for your own event and become trendy and get tattooed in the comforts of where you are happening to be. So look out Virginia.the Graffitis Ink Gallery mobile tattoo bus will be out there and we can now set up shop anywhere to promote your trendy self or your rebellious nature.

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AAAA Self Storage......................................................................................34 Absolut Cycle Worx......................................................................................40 Bayside Harley-Davidson............................................................................40 Big Daddyz Cycles...................................................................................16 Brooks Optical............................................................................................ .16 Carlisle Bike Fest (Event)............................................................................37 Caveliis......................................................................................................27 Departure Bike Works..................................................................................20 Dirty Dicks Crab House................................................................................10 Dominion Derby Girls (Events).....................................................................37 Graffitis Ink Gallery Tattoo & Piercing...........................................................42 Groves Winchester Harley-Davidson..........................................................44 Gullivers Crossflight Restaurant.................................................................37 Hampton Roads Harley-Davidson.................................................................1 HD of Washington DC Rolling Thunder XXVI (Event)... Front Cover & Inside Back Cover Hearth & Home............................................................................................27 Kampers Lodge Campgrounds....................................................................43 Kanawha Valley Arena..................................................................................28 Mild 2 Wild Cycles.......................................................................................15 Motorcycle Grand Tour of Virginia 2013...........................Outside Back Cover MOUNTAINFEST (Event)............................................................................29 Patriot Harley-Davidsons Ride of the Patriots (Event)...................................21 Power Sports Institute.................................................................................41 POW/MIA Riders 1st Annual Spring Rally (Event)....................................... 9 Quaker Steak and Lube..............................................................................27 Rick Preacher Saunders Devotional...........................................................27 Rider Insurance............................................................................................43 Seven Cities Freedom Biker Church...........................................................28 South Central Bike Fair (Event)....................................................................14 Southside Harley-Davidson Bike Show (Event).............................................35 Southside Harley-Davidsons Manufacturers Cup Race (Event)....................9 Thunder For The Cause (Event)................................................................ 31 Thunder in Kanawha (Event).......................................................................16 Tom McGraths Motorcycle Law Group.............................Inside Front Cover Veterans First 6th Annual Poker Run (Event).............................................40 Waugh Harley-Davidsons Big Damn Bike Show (Event).............................11
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