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October Is
Rider Appreciation
Month
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Proud To Be An American..............................8
Hot Shots..............................................................12
NCOM News Bytes..........................................16
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The Jokers Wild..............................................26
Biker Friendly Directory..............................32
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THIS ONE IS FOR YOU! Thats right my friends & fellow ridersthe month of October is RIDER APPRECIATION MONTH & we have dedicated this entire issue in
your honor! We started this many years ago as a way
of saying THANK YOU to all motorcycle riders for all
that they do to help other people. If you look at any motorcycle event calendar, you will see that every month,
riders are being called to participate in some sort of
charity event. No matter whether its for a local person
or business in need or a national fundraising campaign,
motorcyclists step up to the plate every time when there
is a call for action to help people. Motorcycle riders
raise millions of dollars each year from charity events,
rides & poker runs. Its truly a selfless act when you attend these events because you have to put out money
for gas in your bike, registration cost, food, drinks,
50/50, raffle tickets , vendor purchases or bidding in an
auction too. It may not always be a cheap day but it
will always be rewarding just to be a part of an event
that can change the lives of others by your support.
and its a lot fun too!
We try to capture the spirit of our motorcycle communities each year on our front cover by creating a collage
of pictures from events, rides or just random shots of
being caught in the act of doing what motorcycle riders
do besthelp others & enjoying the open road. Some
of our regional advertisers have stepped up to help
sponsor our front cover & they have a special message
just for you listed on their sponsor ads inside of this issue. Some even have a special something for you so
be sure to check them out & stop by their place to say
hello. They are here with us to show their appreciation
for your generosity, compassion, and your always willing to help attitudes & to help us say THANKS FOR
ALL YOU DOTHIS ONES FOR YOU!
We hope that you enjoy this annual special edition of
Thunder Roads Virginia. Stay safe out there & please
look out for each other. I know that heaven must be
missing a big bunch of angels because they are right
here on earthriding motorcycles!
Happy Trails til we meet again,

Kelly

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.
ONGOING EVENTS
MOTORCYCLE MINISTRIES & CHURCH SERVICES

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
First Simple Church Williamsburg is a biker friendly church teaching a
simple Gospel message for a complex world in a friendly, non-threatening
atmosphere. We take Scripture and demonstrate it for todays application.
Come as you are and wear what you want. We combine hymns with
contemporary music. Our pastor and his wife both ride Street Glides and
ride their bikes to church nearly every Sunday. Located off Route 5 in
Williamsburg, (at the Route 5 bridge, 16401 Chickahominy Bluff Road),
services are held Sundays at 10am with a fellowship time at 0930 that
includes hot coffee and fresh breakfast treats. Contact Pastor Sam Frye at
804-829-2002 or visit our web site at www.firstsimplechurch.org for more
information. Come enjoy church as it was meant to be enjoyed!
Liberty Biker Church
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.Come visit us in our new, permanent location in Suffolk! Hangaround
(social) time: 10 a.m. with free donuts and coffee Worship service: 11 a.m.
with contemporary music. Our address is 4165 Pruden Blvd. (Route 460),
Suffolk, VA, contact is Pastor Jim Manner, (757) 376-3612
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.

Tidewater Motorcycles Chili Dog Social


EVERY TUESDAY Free Chili Dogs every Tuesday at Tidewater Motorcycles.
4324 Godwin Blvd, Suffolk, VA 23434. visit www.tidewatermotorcycles.net
for more info.

Oct 4th
ISMC Poker Run Gloucester, VA
Iron Skullz MC is hosting the 5th annual Boys and Girls Club
Poker Run. October 4th 2014. All of the proceeds will go to
the Boys and Girls Club of Gloucester and Mathews County.
Registration begins at 9:00am at Beachcombers Grill, Hiway
17, Yorktown Va. The run is at your own pace. Last bike out
at 11:00 am. Last bike in by 3:00 pm. Ending at Damon & Co.
Gloucester, Va. $10.00 per person. Prizes Best and Worst
hand!! 50/50 $CASH$ RAFFLE $2000.00 first prize LIVE
MUSIC BY THE HIGHER GROUND BAND Fresh Baked
Goods BBQ Specials
Oct 4th
Colonial Harley-Davidsons Fall Open House Prince
George, VA Come join us for our Fall Open House as we roll
out the 2015 model year bikes. Fun, Food, Music, Industry
Vendors to include Pinstriper, Patch Sewing, Riding Academy,
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After Market Products, and More. We are located at 1701


Temple Parkway, Prince George, VA 23875. For More Info
please call 804-861-4700 or visit www.colonialhd.com. Dont
Miss this FUN Event..
Oct 5th
Motorcycle & ATV Dirt Drags @ Slades Park Surry, VA
Gates open at 9am. Admission $15. Kids under 10 not racing
are FREE. Free vendor setup please call 1st. Trophies &
Cash-All Classes. Top Fuel at its Best Pro Gas/Dirt Bikes.
No Colors No Glass No Dogs! Race information contact
Joe Brookman (804) 221-3959 or email trufmejo@aol.com.
Oct 9th 12th
Colonial Beach Bike Fest! - Colonial Beach, VA
The 1st Annual Colonial Beach Bike Fest will be held October
9-12, 2014. This event will feature a variety of activities
throughout that weekend including vendors, live music,
bike demos and much more! How it all beganThe idea
of a Bike Fest has probably been crossing the minds of
bikers in the area as well as businesses in the local Colonial
Beach community for years. However, it just took a couple
of local business owners along with the general manager at
All American Harley-Davidson and disc jockey Ripley from
97.7 The Rocket to address the topic over dinner and drinks
one evening, for this event to hit the ground running and the
rest is history. Colonial Beach is the perfect destination for
a bike Fest because its centrally located to numerous biker
communities in the Mid-Atlantic Region, has an awesome
layout to accommodate the festivities as well as beautiful
riding scenery and climate in the month of October! Bringing
the Colonial Beach Bike Fest to life, in October 2014, will bring
a community together, raise money for charities, boost local
businesses and become a fun tradition for bikers all over the
East Coast! Make plans now to join in the fun and youll be
able to say you were at the FIRST Colonial Beach Bike Fest
years down the road! http://www.colonialbeach.org/bikefest/
Oct 11th
9th Annual Poker Run Virginia Beach, VA
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 392 Presents its 9th annual
run / 1st ever Battleship Run in memory of George Myers.
October 11th 2014. Registration 9:00--10:30 $10.00 a Rider
$5.00 a passenger. First bike out at 10:00. There will be a
$6.00 dollor Breakfast buffet with drinks, free lunch at the end
of the ride, with door prizes 50/50, auctions and more. Dont
ride, cant ride, no problem All Wheels Welcome. All proceeds
benefit Cancer Research and Veteran sponsored programs.
We are located at 2408 Bowland Parkway Virginia Beach VA
23453 behind Ghost Ship Tattoo on London Bridge Road VFW Post 392
Oct 12th
13th Annual Suffolk Swamp Roar Motorcycle Rally Suffolk,
VA Rain or shine! Pre registration is strongly encouraged
Suffolk-Fun.com, find us on Facebook or call (757) 514-4130 fo
rmore info. See our ad this issue.

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.
Oct 12th
Kundratics Motorcycle & Hot Rod Swap Meet Baltimore, MD
BUY, SELL or SWAP! FREE Admission & FREE Parking. The
areas ONLY traditional old school swap meet with just motorcycle
& hot rod parts. No jewelry & leather vendors, insurance agencies,
crafts, peek-a-boo dolls..none of the shit you usually just walk by!
Tons of vendors will be buying, selling and swapping used parts,
vintage parts, new parts, hard to find parts, fenders, tanks, frames,
accessories, chrome, steel and everything in between! Pickup parts
for your hot rod, rat rod, bagger, bobber, caf racer, chopper or drag
bike. This isnt just for Harleys folks! Early Bird Registration $15 per
10x10 space. Waiting until the day of the swap its $20 per 10x10
space. This is a drizzle or shine event, remember to bring your popup tent. As always, its FREE to come and shop plus lots of FREE
parking. Call us or stop by the shop to reserve your space today.
410.633.3113. Payments accepted: Visa/MC, Discover, AmEx, Cash.
Location:-Kundratic Kustom Motorcycles, 6310 Holabird Avenue,
Baltimore MD 21224
Oct 11th
Rat Roast Harbinger, NC
Swap Meet and Car, Truck & Motorcycle Event! Outer Banks H-D,
8739 Caratoke Hwy, Harbinger, NC 27941, (252) 338-8866, www.
outerbankshd.com
Oct 25th
Pirates Run Harbinger, NC
Scavenger hunt, Poker run. All proceeds benefit Currituck Kids First,
a great organization that helps kids and families that are in need.
Outer Banks H-D, 8739 Caratoke Hwy, Harbinger, NC 27941, (252)
338-8866, www.outerbankshd.com

Escorted Ride. Sunday Nov. 2, 2014. Open to the public, all riders
welcome. You must be on a motorcycle to participate in the ride.
Registration is from 8:30am to 10:30am at Walmart, Route 17, 2601
George Washington Memorial Highway, Yorktown VA 23693. Rain or
Shine. The ride starts at Walmart and ends at Hampton Roads HarleyDavidson on Route 17 located at 6450 George Washington Memorial
Highway, Yorktown, VA 23692. Cost is one new unwrapped toy per
participant. First 500 registered receive a commemorative lapel pin.
Food vendors on site at Hampton Roads H-D will be Whiskey Hill BBQ
and Hicks Golden Fries. Music will be provided by Johnny St. Clair
in the dealership and Fine Swiss Cheese outside in the HOG PEN.
There will be Door Prizes and 50/50. POC is Corrina Bunch, LOH
Rep., Phone 757-438-7066 or email bizi4my8@aol.com.
Nov 15th
Currituck Toy Run Harbinger, NC
The Sheriff and Outer Banks H-D have been doing this one for many
years. Help us gather toys for the underprivileged kids in Currituck
for Christmas, all money helps buy toys and goes to the shop with a
cop program. Outer Banks H-D, 8739 Caratoke Hwy, Harbinger, NC
27941, (252) 338-8866, www.outerbankshd.com
Dec 20th
Free Pictures with Santa - Hughesville, MD
Join All American H-D for their Annual Christmas Open house! There
will be Free pictures with Santa! Free Food (while Supplies last) Visit
www.allamericanh-d.com for more information. All American HarleyDavidson, 8126 Old Leonardtown Road, Hughesville, MD 20637,
301-274-5000|888-833-2REV

Oct 25th
Halloween Open House! Hughesville - MD
All American H-Ds Halloween Open House is sure to be Spooktacular! There will be a costume contest for all (adults, kids and dogs)!
Free food and candy for the kids (while supplies last)! The 7th Annual
H.O.G. Chili Cook-off!- starts at 11am. Tasting over at 1pm/ Awards
held at 1:30pm. Sign up by calling the dealership or contacting the
H.O.G. Chapter. Visit www.allamericanh-d.com for more information.
All American Harley-Davidson, 8126 Old Leonardtown Road,
Hughesville, MD 20637, 301-274-5000|888-833-2REV
Nov 1st
The 29th Annual Scorpions MC Toy Run, Bike Show and Blood
Drive Danville, VA The Scorpions MC of Danville Virginia will be
hosting its 29th annual Toy Run, Bike Show and Blood Drive to
benefit the Danville area Salvation Armys Christmas Bucks for Kids
program. 7 bands , vendors on site and concessions will available.
Raffles will be held and door prizes will be given away. $10 donation
at the door. Come on out and help support a wonderful cause and
have good time doing it. For info or sponsorship opportunities contact
Josh 2 at (434) 429- 3624 Location: VFW Ballard Pruitt Post No 647
VFW Dr & 58 W Danville, VA 24540
Nov 2nd
Toys for Tots Escorted Ride - Newport News Virginia
Hampton Roads Harley Owners Group Ladies of Harley & Newport
News Sheriffs Office with Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots

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Touch A Truck Fundraiser On


Sunday September 21, 2014 At
The Nvcc Manassas Campus.

Dont Drink And Ride


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If You Dare!

Taken at our Annual HOG picnic, Hampton Roads HOG,


Yorktown, VA This is Ken and me taking a break after
running the minute to win it games at the picnic.

Tina Woody

HARDCORE!
From Linda Barboza,
Virginia Beach, VA

600 miles from VA Beach to North Ridgeville OHIO ...2004 HD Softail Standard...Just us two girls...(Betty & Me)
#HARDCORE
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PROUD TO BE

an American
tion about motorcycle rider safety and
education.
BENEFITS: Other than being part of a
group of motorcycle riders that share a
common bond, you will have a chance
to share your knowledge, assist in the
education of other motorcycle riders
to help ensure their safety on the road
and in the future we will be providing
discounts for members at businesses
that offer products and services you may
need.

MilitaryBikers.org is home to an online


community of U.S. Military Motorcycle
Riders, we are not a Motorcycle Club.
If you are Serving in the U.S. Military,
Served in the U.S. Military, a U.S.
Military Family Member or a Contractor
working alongside the U.S. Military, we
invite you to join us for free.
The purpose of Military Bikers is to enhance communication and camaraderie
amongst motorcycle riders across all
the branches of the U.S. Military while
providing information about motorcycle
rider safety and education.
Motorcycle Riders
Join a community of U.S. Military
Bikers from the world. All members
are serving in the U.S. Military, have
served in the U.S. Military, or are
Military Family Members or Contractors working with the U.S. Military. Meet
local Military Bikers and learn about
events in your area.

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Motorcycle Clubs
If you have members that are qualified
to join Military Bikers, they are free
to join and share information about
your club such as events you may be
holding. Members on Military Bikers
may be unaware of your club until they
interact with your clubs members on
Military Bikers
Learn more about MilitaryBikers.org
ABOUT: MilitaryBikers.org is home to
an online community of U.S. Military
Motorcycle Riders. If you are serving
in the U.S. Military, Served in the U.S.
Military, a U.S. Military Family Member
or a Contractor working alongside the
U.S. Military, we invite you to join us
for free.
PURPOSE: The purpose of Military
Bikers is to enhance communication
and camaraderie amongst motorcycle
riders across all the branches of the
U.S. Military while providing informa-

MEMBERSHIP: Membership is free and


we offer an enhanced profile system
that allows you to input information
such as the closest military installation,
the Branch you served in, the dates of
service and a virtual garage to park your
motorcycle to make it easy to share with
others. Members gain access to the MilitaryBikers.org forum where they can discuss topics openly in forums such as the
Street Bike, Cruisers or Harley forums.
We also have forums set up for more local discussions and a classified section
to help you sell your motorcycles, parts
and accessories or help you find needed
items which may be available from other
members.
INVITING OTHERS: We encourage
the invitation of motorcycle riders that
qualify to join MilitaryBikers.org. An
increase in membership helps to ensure
that members with different skills will be
an active member in the forum and help
to ensure that issues such as technical
problems with a bike are resolved in a
timely manner.

Cycle Showcase 2014


By Dennis Martin
What a great turnout for the second annual Cycle Showcase. The Pageant in St. Louis, MO is the perfect place to
display eye catching motorcycles from across the country
and the world. At this yearly event, there are old and new,
restored and as is, and a few custom built bikes mixed in.
Each is unique in their own way and Im sure Randy had
his hands full finding all these bikes. One gear-head guest
made the comment, I thought the bikes were going to be
ones built in the St. Louis area. I then asked him what he
thought of the event and he replied, This is great. Its going
to be tough to top it next time.
I could go on and on about each bike in the showcase,
but one that really jumped out at me was the 1921 Ner-ACar. I have been to numerous museums and seen some

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great collections, but I have never seen one of these. The


Ner-A-Car was designed in Syracuse, New York back in
the 1920s. It turns out, it wasnt a success in the USA
but it was in Great Britain until 1927. The innovation of
a hub-center steering system eliminates the need for an
axle as we know today. The mechanical steering from the
handlebars is by the use of a tie rod like you would see in a
car. The sales literature boasted 85-100mpg and 300miles
per$1.00 for the low-low price of $225 with tools included
Okay, lets get back to the year 2014. The motorcyclethemed art exhibit was presented by Iron Age Tattoo and
The Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis. There were
exhibits by Jo Ann Kargus, Darren McKeag, Shawn Long,
and 1 Down 3 Up. Artists always amaze me on how they
can create something from nothing.

The American Motor Drome Wall of Death is always a crowd pleaser. What was once a thrill show in the 1930s, and it
still is today. The riders make battling gravity look easy. On the main stage inside The Pageant was 6 time National Motorcycle Trials Champion, Ryan Young. He was displaying his talent of putting his motorcycle in places that seem impossible, without putting his foot down. Well since this wasnt a competition, he did plant a foot or two. The obstacles on the
stage were 55gal drums, large wire spools, A frame ramps and wooden platforms. This is accentually like a slow race on
motorcycles with obstacles in the way
How will next time be bigger and better? I guess we will have to wait another 11 months to find out. See you there!
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WE WANT TO SEE YOUR HOT SHOTS!!! Wherever you are, whoever youre with, whatever youre doing.we want to
share your adventures with our readers. Send as many & as often as youd like & be sure to include the location that the
picture is taken at, such as the name of the event, city/state etc Email pictures to: thunderroadskelly@yahoo.com

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THANK YOU RIDERS FOR ALL YOU DO TO HELP OTHERS!!!

Biker
Pals
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News Bytes
FLORIDA STATE FAIR SETTLES CIVIL RIGHTS LAWSUIT
In a big win for motorcycle club members nationwide, the
Florida State Fair and local law enforcement were dealt
a stunning blow when they agreed to settle a Civil Rights
lawsuit filed by Aid to Injured Motorcyclists (A.I.M.) attorney
Jerry Theophilopoulos (Jerry T) on behalf of the West
Florida Confederation of Clubs. The Florida State Fair and
Fair employees, along with two Hillsborough County Sheriffs
agreed to pay three members of the West Florida Confederation of Clubs a total of $72,500 to settle the case after
nearly a hundred club members were denied entry into the
fair by off-duty sheriffs deputies on Feb. 7, 2010 based on
the fact they would not remove their colors.A posted policy
banned club colors and the bikers were threatened with
jail if they attempted to enter the front gate of the fair, and
AIM lawyer Jerry T. captured the entire event on film with a
videographer, which was a pivotal reason the federal lawsuit
was settled out of court.This settlement is a great day for
all motorcycle club members, not only in the state of Florida,
but across America, said Jerry T., We sent a message
that our people will not be discriminated against in a public forum.After the lawsuit, the no-club-colors signs were
replace by a posted policy stating that the fair may turn away
or eject people who are disruptive or who display behavior
associated with criminal gang membership. That cleared
the way for bikers to attend subsequent fairs.
MORE MOTORCYCLES EQUALS SAFER ROADS
According to the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA),
an increased number of motorcycles on the road results in a
lower rate of serious accidents. When 10% or more of vehicles on the road are motorcycles, mopeds or scooters, there
is a proportionate reduction in rider fatalities, says Steve
Kenward, CEO of the MCIA, a motorcycle trade association
in England.Japan has 98 bikes per 1,000 vehicles (9.8%),
and for every 1,000 bikes on the road, the country has 0.8
motorcyclist fatalities per year. In Europe the ratio of bikes
to cars is lower, at 73 per 1,000 (7.3%), and the rate of motorcyclist fatalities is higher, at 1.52 per 1,000 bikes. In the
USA, the ratio of bikes to cars is just 27 per thousand (2.7%)
and the motorcyclist fatality rate is much higher, at 5.32 per
thousand bikes.Kenward told how volume breeds safety at
the recent National Safer Roads Partnerships Conference,
where police forces, local authorities, government officials
and academicsmeet to discuss road safety.There is also a
growing body of evidence that those who start their motoring career on motorcycles make better car drivers. With
congestion on the rise, Kenward explained that getting more
motorists on motorcycles would result in a virtuous circle
leading to better road users.According to their research, an
increase in motorcycle use has also been proven to keep
traffic flowing. A study which models traffic for one of the
busiest roads in Europe concluded that if just 10% of drivers swapped to powered two wheelers (PTWs), congestion
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would be reduced for all road users by 40%. Increase that


number to 25% and congestion is eliminated entirely.
SIKHS DENIED EXEMPTION FROM ONTARIO HELMET
LAW Motorcycle-riding Sikhs in Ontario, Canada will not be
exempted from the helmet law, Premier Kathleen Wynne has
ruled. The Canadian Sikh Association received a letter from
Wynne stating the Liberal government, for safety reasons,
will not allow Sikh motorcycle riders to wear only turbans as
two other Canadian Provinces currently allow.The Ontario
Highway Traffic Act requires all motorcyclists to wear a helmet. This poses a problem for those of the Sikh faith, whose
turbans dont fit under most helmets.After careful deliberation, we have determined that we will not grant this type
of exemption as it would pose a road safety risk, Wynne
said in her letter dated Aug. 14.Wynne said safety trumps
religious freedoms in this case. As you know, the issue of
balance between religious accommodation and public safety
has been considered by the courts in Ontario which, on this
issue, have found that Ontarios mandatory helmet law does
not infringe on the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, nor the
Ontario Human Rights Code, she said.In 2008, an Ontario
judge ruled against a human rights challenge launched by
a devout Sikh who was fined $110 in 2005 for not wearing a
helmet while riding a motorcycle.NDP MPP Jagmeet Singh
(Bramalea-Gore-Malton) said he was deeply disappointed
by Premier Wynnes decision not to grant an exemption to
motorcycle helmet laws for turbaned Sikhs. Similar exemptions already exist in the United Kingdom, Manitoba and
British Columbia, and here in Ontario the idea is supported
by members from all three caucuses.
MSF MOTORCYCLE SAFETY STUDY TO IMPROVE
COUNTERMEASURES The Motorcycle Safety Foundation
(MSF) has announced that the data-acquisition phase of
the MSF 100 Motorcyclists Naturalistic Study is now completed, and preliminary results are being shared at various
transportation safety venues around the world.The MSF
partnered with the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute on
this worlds first, large-scale, naturalistic motorcycle riding
study. The 3.5-year study began by collecting data from
instruments installed on motorcycles owned by study participants as the bikes were ridden in normal day-to-day use.
Sensors and video cameras recorded all motorcycle operator inputs such as steering, acceleration, braking and lean,
as well as recording all motions of the motorcycle, current
riding conditions and the actions of surrounding traffic. The
motorcycle instrumentation was designed to be as inconspicuous as possible, so that participant-riders would forget
their rides were being monitored.The MSF 100 study is
being conducted to support motorcycle safety research, with
particular emphasis on results that offer ongoing guidance
in rider training, said MSFs Director of Quality Assurance
and Research, Dr. Sherry Williams. The study utilizes a

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naturalistic methodology that provided researchers with information captured by instruments installed on one-hundred
motorcycles ridden for a combined nine-thousand-plus hours
by real riders in real riding conditions.The MSF 100 Study,
which tracked participants in Virginia, California, Florida and
Arizona, is expected to be a rich source of insight for years
to come on a wide range of questions and points of interest
for an international array of safety professionals generally,
but riders and rider safety professionals specifically.All 100
riders on their equipped motorcycles have completed the
data acquisition phase of the study, and the analysis phase
is now yielding preliminary results.
NSW AUSTRALIA LEGALIZES LANE FILTERING
This summer the state government of New South Wales
legalized lane filtering, which allows motorcyclists to legally
ride between two lanes when traffic is stationary or slow
moving. The idea behind legalizing lane filtering was to
reduce traffic congestion and queuing at intersections.
There are strict conditions attached, which include heavy
fines and three demerit points for motorcyclists caught moving between traffic at more than 30 kilometers/hour, under a
new offense called lane splitting. It is also illegal for motorcyclists to lane filter next to a curb, next to parked cars or in
school zones.Police say that early indicators show the new
legislation is working, but many motorists are still unaware of
the new rules. Other road users (motorists, cyclists and pedestrians) are advised by the Roads and Maritime to check
twice for motorcyclists and follow regular road rules.
BIKER PROFILING
New demographics prepared by the Motorcycle Industry
Council (MIC) show the median age of California motorcycle
owners was 45 years old in 2012 -- having risen from 33
years in 1990, 38 years in 1998 and 41 years in 2009. Statistics show that the median income for motorcyclists in the
Golden State was $64,130 in 2012, more than double what
it was in 1990. More than 60% reported their annual household incomes at over $50,000, with almost 20% reporting
incomes of over $100,000. Almost three quarters of them
were employed. About 14% were retired.

ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLES TO HELP REDUCE AIR


POLLUTION IN IRAN Nearly half a million electric motorcycles will be manufactured to help reduce Irans Tehran Air
Pollution. The Iran Fuel Conservation Company (IFcC) has
a plan to get 400,000 motorcycles that use gasoline off the
road and to replace them with 400,000 electric motorcycles,
saying, Due to incomplete combustion, some motorcycles
pollute the air four times as much as automobiles. A manufacturer will receive $300 for each electric motorbike it produces and sells.Once the plan is implemented, only electric
motorcycles will be allowed on the streets of central Tehran.
WEIRD NEWS: MOTORCYCLE-RIDING VIGILANTE
SERVES DIRTY JUSTICE Beware litterbugs; a vigilante
female biker, fed up with people brazenly tossing trash out
of their vehicles, is seeking street justice.Wearing a GoPro
camera on her helmet, she rides her motorcycle up to drivers
who just cant be bothered to find a trash can and knocks
on the window. What happens next in a video gone viralis
a beautiful victory for everyone who has ever felt that little
twinge of anger while watching someone lazily toss a full bag
of fast food trash onto the pavement... she chucks garbage
right back at the offenders before speeding away on her
motorcycle!Shot somewhere in Russia, immediately after the
video was uploaded it skyrocketed to the top of Reddit.com
with more than half-a-million views in 24 hours; a sweet vision of revenge forall those people who cant stand littering.
RUDEST DRIVERS ARE FROM IDAHO
Drivers from Idaho, Washington, D.C. and New York have
been judged to be the rudest drivers, according to a survey
by Insure.com, an independent consumer insurance information website. Also judged to be quite rude are drivers from
Wyoming, Massachusetts, Vermont and Delaware.Heres
how the top 10 rudest drivers rank, based on a survey of
2,000 licensed drivers nationwide: 1 - Idaho, 2 - Washington, D.C., 3 - New York, 4 - Wyoming, 5 - Massachusetts, 6
- Delaware (tied with) Vermont, 8 - New Jersey, 9 - Nevada,
and 10 - Utah.When asked what makes them most mad
about other drivers, people said:
- Talking on a cellphone while driving: 47%
- Tailgating: 37%
- Not signaling turns: 35%
- Weaving in and out of lanes: 28%
- Driving too fast: 26%Half of the respondents (49%) believe
that about a quarter of other drivers should not be on the
road, while twenty-one percent think half of other drivers
should not be allowed to drive.

CALIFORNIA SIDE X SIDES UNDER NEW JURISDICTION


Good news for offroaders as ABATE of California Lobbyist
James Lombardo has announced that AB 988 was signed
into law by Governor Jerry Brown on August 25th.AB 988
is Assemblyman Brian Jones bill that puts Side X Sides
(Rhinos, Razors, etc) under the jurisdiction of the new Motor
QUOTABLE QUOTE: Liberty is the right to chose. Freedom
Vehicle Board and as such will allow Side X Side owners
with grievances to take those grievances to a non-binding ar- is the result of that choice. ~ Pierre-Jules Renard (1864bitration hearing instead of having to spend money on hiring 1910) French author
an attorney to represent them.

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Toys For Tots RideHampton Roads HD


Daylight Savings
Time Ends Fall
Back 1 Hour

Veterans Day

Election Day

Thanksgiving Day

Great American
Smokeout

Currituck Toy
Run-OBX HD

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

ELECTRIFYING: Shocking photo in 3..2..1

PISS AND WASH: Now you can wash your


hands and piss at the same time? Gross You
be the judge!

WILD TRAILER: Im not sure whats more impressive that trailer or the fact that the car can pull it.

REDNECK BELT: Im not sure which is better


this or rope?

BUNK EXTENDER: What do you do when your


in the Navy and too tall to sleep in a bunk?

REDNECK DATING PROFILE: Open Position,


Inquire within!

STRAPPED ON CART: There comes a point


where you either buy a school bus to hall your crap
or you clean out the SUV and make more room

WHITE PICKET FENCE: Looks legit to me, what


do you think?

WTR9 TYPICAL WV DAY: Here we have a lot


going on, we have the duct tape front fender that
is primer black, what appears to be eyelashes that
have been shaved off above the lights.. Oh and
the cowboy getting off his horse with pack horse in
tow and a colt revolver strapped around his back.
Only in America!

TRICK OR TREAT!

Happy Halloween From White Trash Repairs

THUNDER ROADS MAGAZINE 24

Time...Lets talk about Time for a minute or two. Time


sure does not wait on you, does it? It keeps on going and
going, just like that little Energizer Bunny. We all stay so
busy in this world, we never have enough of it. The sun
comes up and then it goes down, and we still need more
of it.
The Bible says that we have an appointed time to
die. We dont know when that is, it could be anytime.
What if it were this month, this week, this day, in the next
minute. If you knew when you were appointed to die,
what would you change, if anything. Would you live your
life differently? Would you ask anyone for forgiveness, or
forgive anyone?
None of us
know what
tomorrow is going
to bring. But, if
we treat it like it
is our last day, I
guarentee things
will change. Wake
up every morning,
and think that this
could be it, the
last one. You will soon learn to appreciate things that you
never saw before. Slow down and take the time to smell
the roses. Study things you never studied before like,
how many squirrells are in your yard. hen stop and watch
them play. Watch a little child ride his bike. Watch a duck
swim across a pond. Go and visit a friend that you have
not seen in a long time.
Never think that you have plenty of time because you
really dont know if you do or not. Live this day as if it
were your last. If you have not asked the Lord into your
heart, then do it. None of us are promised tomorrow.
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. God
sees the whole, big picture and all we see is just a small,
tiny little piece of it.
Use time wisely. Dont waste time doing stupid stuff,
even though we alll did it before and stop putting things
off until another time. That another time may not come!
Time is something we all have and we need to not abuse
it because one day, it will run out. God blessed us with
time for work and time for rest, but don;t forget to make
the time to worship Him!
We look at our grown children and wonder where time
went. It didnt go anywhere. It just rolled right along, just
like it has for years and years. If we could turn back the
hands of time was an old song in the 70s and back then I
wondered why anyone would want to, but now at 56 years
old, I see why!
Just one more time, I would love to sit in my grandmas
lap and hear about Jesus, or to look in my daddys blue
eyes and listen to his stories of sailing the seven seas.
I would love to snuggle my children once again in their
infant stage, but these things are impossible because time

waits for no one, not even me


Time is very precious. Once its gone, you can never get
it back. We cant stop it, slow it down or speed it up. All
we can do is to get Jesus by the hand and walk through it,
together with Him.
Have a beautiful October and be blessed!
Love ya, Pastor T

Pastor Tammy Hayes is the Senior Pastor/Founder of


Journey Ministries in Dinwiddie, VA.
Email: hairandharleys@yahoo.com

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Jesus, Moses and an old bearded man are golfing. Jesus


tees up, hits his drive straight toward the hole, only to find it
bouncing toward the lone water hazard on the course. It flies
to the water, stops and hovers just above the pond. Jesus
approaches the pond, walks to its middle, and hits the hovering ball to within inches of the cup. Moses steps up to the
tee, and finds his drive approaching the same water hazard.
He raises his club, the pond waters part, and the ball comes
to rest just shy of the cup. The older man hits a poor drive, it
screams onto a nearby road, ricochets off a truck, and hits the
water. A frog intercepts it, only to be picked up by a passing
eagle. Frog and ball are lifted skyward, only to be dropped
by the eagle to within inches of the cup. In his scramble to
get away, the frog hits the hall, knocking it into the cup for a
perfect hole in one. Moses looks to Jesus, and says, Boy, I
hate golfing with your dad!!
Three vampires walk into a bar. The waitress comes up to
them and asks them what theyll have.? The first vampire
says, (Transylvanian accent required) Ill have a glass of O
Positive. The second vampire says, Ill have a glass of O
Negative. The third vampire says, Im the designated driver.
Ill just have a glass of plasma. The waitress turns toward the
bartender and yells, Gimme two bloods and one blood lite!
1. HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHO TO MARRY?
(written by kids; who always tell it like it is)
You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if
you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she
should keep the chips and dip coming. Dennis, age 10
No person really decides before they grow up who theyre going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find
out later who youre stuck with. Terri, age 10
2. WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE TO GET MARRIED?
Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person
FOREVER by then. Beth, age 10
3. HOW CAN A STRANGER TELL IF TWO PEOPLE ARE
MARRIED?
You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be
yelling at the same kids. Kelly, age 8
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4. WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR MOM AND DAD HAVE IN


COMMON?
Both dont want any more kids. Derek, age 8
5. WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE DO ON A DATE?
Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get
to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you
listen really long enough. Jody, age 8 (Precious)
On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually
gets them interested enough to go for a second date. Vernon,
age 10
6. WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE?
When theyre rich. Connie, age 7 (Gotta love her)
The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldnt want to
mess with that. Patrick, age 7
The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should
marry them and have kids with them. Its the right thing to do.
Stan, age 8
7. IS IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR MARRIED?
Its better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need
someone to clean up after them. Lil Rhino, age 9 (Bless you
child )
8. HOW WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF PEOPLE
DIDNT GET MARRIED?
There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldnt there?
Mike, age 8 (Good point)
And the #1 Favorite is .......
9. HOW WOULD YOU MAKE A MARRIAGE WORK?
Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a
dump truck. Andrew age 10
If your husband tries to fib to you then maybe he
should be run over by a dump truck. Renee, age 9
10. WHAT SHOULD YOU DO TO MAKE SURE YOUR MARRIAGE WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY?
Maybe take vacations....apart.
Bob, age 10
You could always have a party but tell your husband that he
can work late. Shelly, age 9
* Obviously ALL these kids are REALLY smart!

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THUNDER ROADS MAGAZINE 29

The People Of Walmart

A UNITED FRONT: Who purposefully goes out,


puts forth all the effort in getting rid of their natural
eyebrows and then draws on a uni-brow? Thats like
hating your natural hair, shaving it off and buying a
bright pink mullet wig. The Anthony Davis look is not
in girlfriend and it never will be.

MORE POWER: Because America, thats why! Get BREAKING BATMAN: Asking him to leave
Gotham wont be very funny when Batman
some!
is living in a van, down by the river!

IN THE GROOVE : - Who needs apple BEST BUDS: I feel like this is a cartoon in the makbottom jeans when someone is still will- ing,..one that wont get my goat.
ing to rock bell bottoms? Not this guy,
Im digging that groovy state of mind.

COMPLETE WITH MUSTACHE: I would love to


hold a reverse auction where I find out how cheap
someone is willing to make out with this dudes
mouth head. How much would it take you to give it
a smooch?

LIKE AN EAGLE ON A PERCH: Oh ok, just gonna perch


on up there like a bird huh? Well Ill ignore you and let you
carry on acting like a weird ass bird, but if you poop on my
car, were gonna have serious problems.

JUGGLING RESPONSIBILITIES: Because


controlling an infant in Walmart isnt difficult enough
this lady thought it would be a good idea and try to
double down on her calming duties and add 2 dogs
and a ferret to the equation. Bold move, lets see if it
pays off for her Cotton.

WHAT A HOOT: I dont even know where I stand


on owls in a Walmart because I never thought the
day would come where I would need to make my
position on the issue known. Ill stick with my no
non-service animals in Walmart stand. Owls may
be wise and can turn their heads around and give
me Tootsie Pops but they will still probably take a
dookie right on the floor and not think twice about it.

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9407 Livingston Rd.
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North Carolina

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8739 Caratoke Hwy
Harbinger , NC 27941
(252)338-8866
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2211 Frederick Blvd.
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Portsmouth , VA 23704
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Hayes, VA 23072
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6450 George Washington
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Yorktown, VA
(757) 872-7223
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Outlanders *
4768 US Highway 211 West
Luray, VA 22835
(540) 743-2040

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158 Bypass, Milepost 13
Nags Head , NC 27959
(252) 255-5922
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Garys Automotive Again *


23220 Airport Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
(804) 733-8644

Groves Winchester
Harley-Davidson *
140 Independence Drive
Winchester, VA 22602
(800) 777-4275 or
(540) 667-5655
www.hdwinchester.com

Tom McGraths
Motorcycle Law Group*
The Firm That Rides
Dedicated to protecting
the rights of injured
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1-800-321-8968
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Office Locations:
Virginia - Richmond,
Newport News, Roanoke
South Carolina - Cayce,
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MOTORCYCLE ACCESSORIES,
APPAREL, LEATHERS & GIFTS

Patriot Harley-Davidson *
9739 Fairfax Blvd
Fairfax, VA
(703) 352-5400
www.patriothd.com

Rome Brothers Customs


1900 George Washington
Hwy, Suite D
Yorktown, VA 23693
(757) 223-7132
www.romebrotherscustoms.com

romebrothers@gmail.com
Scooters*
6906-B School Ave.
Richmond, Va 23228
804-321-0037

www.diegocustomsales.com

Harley Davidson of Quantico*


17975 Main Street
Dumfries, VA 22026
(703) 221-3757
www.harleydavidsonofquantico.com

LEGAL SERVICES

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

Virginia

Bikers Depot*
612 Nevan Road, Suite 108
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 962-0159
www.thebikersdepot.com

Cavellis Inc*
3514 Oaklawn Blvd
Hopewell, VA 23860
(804) 458-2016
Harley-Haven*
1920 Atlantic Ave
Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 425-2458
www.hrhd.com

Renegade Classics
Biker Outlet
7590 W. Broad Street
Merchants Walk
Shopping Center
Richmond, VA 23294
(804) 501-BIKE (2453)

www.RenegadeClassicsRichmond.com
info@RenegadeClassicsRichmond.com

Tidewater Motorcycles, Inc.*


4324 Godwin Blvd
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 255-4200
www.tidewatermotorcycles.net

INSURANCE

Colonial Insurance Agency


954 West 21st Street
Norfolk, VA 23517
(757) 622-6746
colonialinsurance@cox.net

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BARS & RESTAURANTS
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Restaurant, Lodge,*
Sports Center & Marina
169 Walnut Island Blvd
Grandy, NC 27939
(252) 453-2261
www.walnutisland.com
www.outerbanksbikeshow.com
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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

Goochland Restaurant
2966 River Road West
Goochland, VA 23063
(804) 556-9990
Home of the Bulldog Burger!
Gullivers Crossflight
Restaurant *
11931 Centre Street
Chester, VA 23831
(804) 796-3259
www.gulliverscrossflites.com
Jens Place
4027 Bainbridge Blvd.,
Suite 401
Chesapeake, VA 23324
(757) 962-1629
www.eatatjens.com
Raps Bar & Grill
1113 Dusty Ridge Road
Fancy Gap, VA 24328
(276) 398-2204
www.RapsVa.com
Trackside Grill
301 S. Railroad Ave
Ashland, VA 23005
(804) 752-4688
www.tracksidegrill.org

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RACES & EVENTS
Slades Park
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1111 Mount Ray Drive
Surry, Virginia 23883
Contact Joe Brookman
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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
Virginia

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Woodstock (540) 459-7600
Staunton (540) 886-5000
Charlottesville (434) 293-6188
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Peaco Towing Inc.*


6906 School Ave.
Richmond, Va 23228
804-262-1001

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GOOD FOR YOU

Yep. Certain foods have been reported that they KILL belly fat here are
some that are not only good for you but have been known to flatten that
bulge:
1. Avocados: These little suckers are loaded with two nutrients that are
KEY to killing belly fat: hunger-crushing fiber (11 to 17 grams per avocado!), and monounsaturated fats, which studies have shown to actually
spot reduce belly fat. Zowie!
2. Peanut Butter: Okay, not just peanut butter, but mostly any seeds and
nuts (these are the best): pistachios, walnuts, almonds (or almond butter), pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and flax seeds. Why? They keep
you full and satisfied for long periods of time, and theyre stuffed with
healthy, belly-burning fats and minerals.
3. Crisco: KIDDING! Just seeing if you were paying attention. That stuff
is deadly. Healthy oils like olive oil, coconut oil and brand names like
Udos Oil and Barleans Oil (I like the swirl flavors) actually help you burn
fat by supplying healthy oils your body needs to burn body blubber.
4. These Veggies: Ive got to thank my buddy Mike Geary for this
one. Turns out certain vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, kale, and cabbage contain special phytonutrients, such as
indole-3-carbinol (I3C), which help to fight against environmental estrogens that can add belly fat. Mom was righteat your veggies!
5. Omelets: Eggs arent bad, theyre nutrient-dense and loaded with
belly-burning protein, vitamins B6, B12, A, D, E, and K, folate, choline,
lutein, calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids. Plus,
they keep you full for long periods of time. Choose eggs that come from
free-range chickens. Youll get more healthy nutrients.
6. Dark Chocolate: That is not a typo. Dark chocolate is loaded with
antioxidants (nearly eight times the number found in strawberries) and it
contains stimulants that can have a positive effect on fat burning, including theobromine and caffeine. It also contains a nice dose of oleic acid,
which is a monounsaturated fat. Make sure to choose the 78% or higher
cocoa levels for best results.
7. Oatmeal: Packed with fiber and whole-grain goodness, you cant go
wrong. Just be sure to avoid the processed, high-sugar junk out there
and stick to slow-cook oats. Add a dash of cinnamon, some walnuts, berries, and a natural sweetener to taste. BAM! Good stuff.

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MID TRIM part I

8. Green Tea: Not only does it contain a potent antioxidant, many


scientific studies have linked green tea to increased fat burning, including
a report in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that found green tea
extract boosted the daytime metabolism of test subjects by 35- 43%.
9. Beans: Black beans, navy beans, refried beans, and lima beans all
have 6 or more grams of fiber per cup. Fiber can clean your system of
pounds of toxic waste and reduce your belly bulge in a big way. (See
Sneaky Trick #5 for details.)
10. Berries: Strawberries, raspberries and blackberries are loaded with
fiber (which slows sugar absorption), and theyre packed with vitamins
that can fight cravings (cravings can come from vitamin deficiencies).
11. Cinnamon: Researchers have found that cinnamon contains a type
of antioxidant that increases insulin sensitivity and effectively helps to
stabilize blood sugar. Bottom lineyoull store less belly fat.
12. Chili Peppers: Studies have shown that the active ingredient in chili
peppers and powder, something called capsaicin, increases calorieburning, stabilizes blood sugar levels (which decreases fat storage), and
is a potent antioxidant. Add some of this spice to your life.
13. Yogurt: Most regular yogurt is bad for your belly. Its loaded with
belly-bulging sugar (real or artificial) that you want to avoid it. However,
Greek yogurts like Stoneyfield Farms Oikos Greek Yogurt (plain) are
loaded with probiotics that fight belly bulge. (See Sneaky Trick #6.)
14. Wild Salmon: Hands-down one of the best belly-blasting foods
because of its protein and high omega-3 fatty acid content. This is like a
double shotgun approach to killing belly fat. Many people are deficient
in omega-3s and when they add them to their diet the fat can really start
coming off.
15. Giant Turkey Legs: You got me. Im pulling your leg. (Get it?) Im
not just talking about turkey meat (white preferred), but any lean protein
source is a good belly-blasting food. This includes wild salmon, freerange chicken, whey protein powders, and most especially grass-fed
beef because it contains natural CLAa fat that studies have actually
shown to burn fat. The interesting thing about protein is your body will
burn off as much as 30% of its calories after you eat it.
* Check out some more Belly Busters in the November 2014 issue!

A Quick Glance at
Graphic Artists in the Ozarks
By Randy Steeves
For those who appreciate murals and Graphic art on Bikes. There is a talented artist in the Ozarks and her
name is Dana Neuenschwander with www.DNGraphix.com ph 417-634-3159. Her and her Husband David work
at their shop down by Sparta, MO. David helps with the regular paint and body workwhile Dana does the graphics. Dana studied at K.C. institution of art after a friend saw her painting and encouraged her to go to school.
She isinspired bythe works of David Mann, so she finely did a David Mann style mural on my bike and she was
very proud of it.

Then there is Eric Cook with www.kaoticairbrushing.com


ph(417) 299-1264. He does a little bit of everything including Bikes, Cars, Trailers, Buildingsand Guitars,he will paint
anything. He was in the Marines and when he got out he
wondered what he was going to do. When he pickedup
an airbrush and now he is so busy he doesnt have time to
answer his phone LOL. Eric lives near Long Lane, MO.

Each are both very professional artists as you can see by some of their talented work. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, therefore whatever style graphics appeals to you, chances are you will find it in the Ozarks
THUNDER ROADS MAGAZINE 35

2015 Harley-Davidson
Road Glide Roars Back
MILWAUKEE (August 1, 2014) Harley-Davidson
(NYSE:HOG) has more rush in the tank. Spy photos, gossip
and wild speculation are flooding the Internet as HarleyDavidson fans around the globe anticipate the return of the
Road Glide motorcycle. The wait is over and the Road
Glide is back.
Weeks before the announcement of its complete 2015 model line-up, Harley-Davidson is previewing the Road Glide
and Road Glide Special, two of its new 2015 motorcycles.
Infused with DNA of the customer-led product development
effort Project RUSHMORE, the two sleek, shark-nose Touring models are being revealed today during special events
at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, S.D., and at the
National Bikers Roundup (NBR) in Tulsa, Okla.
Road Glide has always had an incredibly passionate following, which is why its return to the model
line-up is exciting for our customers and our
company, said
Matt Levatich,
President and
Chief Operating
Officer of HarleyDavidson Motor
Company. With
Project Rushmore
technology, intuitive features and
great new styling,
were delivering
an improved ride
for the Road Glide
faithful and the
many others looking for more cool
Project Rushmore
motorcycle options.
One look at the new contour of the famous Road Glide
fairing is all it takes to see past form and convention were
put aside and a new rebellious design emerged. The Road
Glide motorcycle earned its status satisfying the hard core
and now it is back. From the wicked new Dual Reflector
Daymaker LED headlights to the combination stop/turn/
taillights, the Road Glide motorcycles set out to make the
ultimate statement in custom, high-mile aggression and
back it up with all the function riders demand.
The Road Glide has always been a bike for a rider whos
cut from a different cloth, a person who wants to make a
statement as they chase the freedom of the road, said MiTHUNDER ROADS MAGAZINE 36

chael Goche, Product Planning Manager. This new model


respects that spirit while offering a significant improvement
in aerodynamic and ergonomic comfort, LED lighting and
the full suite of Project RUSHMORE features that have
been such a huge hit with touring riders around the world.
Road Glide
Shaped by countless hours of wind tunnel testing, the new
frame-mounted Road Glide motorcycle fairing features a triple splitstream vent that significantly reduces head buffeting
while still providing comfortable airflow around the rider. The
brilliant white beams of the Dual Daymaker Reflector LED
headlamp blasts through the murkiest of nights. Centered in
the inner fairing is the color screen of a Boom! Box 4.3
infotainment system controlled by twin joysticks located on
a new swept-back handlebar that puts the rider in a commanding, comfortable position. A High Output Twin Cam
103 V-Twin engine
burbles through two
chrome mufflers, its
abundant torque always
on tap with just a twist
of the throttle. Touring
features include OneTouch hard saddlebags,
cruise control, easy-toread gauges, adjustable
air-ride
rear suspension and
new ergonomic hand
controls with intuitive
design and improved
tactile feel.
Road Glide Special
Select premium features
elevate the performance
and style of the Road
Glide Special from the
base model. These enhancements include the
premium Boom! Box 6.5GT infotainment system with touch
screen and GPS navigation, Reflex Linked Brakes with
ABS and hand-adjustable low-profile rear suspension. An
exclusive painted inner fairing and hand-applied pinstriping
move the styling up a notch.
The public will have an opportunity to see and test-ride the
new 2015 Road Glide and Road Glide Special models at
Harley-Davidson locations in Sturgis Aug. 2-9 and in Tulsa
on Aug. 2. They then start arriving at authorized HarleyDavidson dealerships on August 26, 2014. Visit
www.h-d.com/roadglide for more information.

SOOOO
YOU
WANT
TO RIDE
THE TAIL
OF THE
DRAGON?
BY JOEY LOVOIE

2.

Some call it US 129some call it The Dragonwhatever you


want to call it, it is about as close to heaven on earth as I have
ever been. I rode it for the first time in 2004 and have been back
every year since then. There is a certain kind of magic up in those
mountains. The eleven mile stretch of road known worldwide
for its 318 curves (resembling a dragons tail- hence the name)
makes for a ride that is exhilarating, awe inspiring, and humbling
all at the same time. Some of the sharpest curves have been
given names over the yearsGravity Cavity, Beginners End,
and Brake or Bust Bend just to name a few.

3.

Those names have not been given lightly. Make no mistake


about it, the Dragon is a dangerous road. Fatalities are a fact
of life up there. The biggest mistakes Ive witnessed fall into
the common sense category. Ive seen even well experienced
riders lose their sensibilities while embarking on the amazingly
exciting, yet still perilous journey that is known as riding the Tail
of the Dragon. Ive put together a small list of reminders for
those of you that wish to take on the challenge of US 129.

4.

1.

Wear your protective gear! As tempting as it is to let that


fresh mountain air envelope you, doing so without the
proper clothing might make it the last air that you breathe.
When I ride, I wear long pants, leather jacket, full face
D.O.T. approved helmet, boots, and gloves. I have wrecked
on the Dragon before, but thanks to my protective clothing,
I walked away unscathed.

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The speed limits are set at the posted speeds for a reason!
This is not to say that you have to act as if you were driving
Miss Daisy, but you do need to be aware that the speed
limits set for those curves are there for your protection and
the protection of others on the road. A lot of the curves
up there are called tight or technical curves. Follow the
speed limit because if you go around them any faster than
recommended, the only three options you have are either
going off the side of a mountain, running into a mountain, or
blowing the curve- going outside your driving area and into
oncoming traffic.
Know your bike and your skill set and ride within the
limitations of both. There are some motorcycle rental
places in that area that will gladly take your money and
let you rent a bike to ride the Dragon. If that is an option
you choose, I highly recommend renting the bike for a long
enough period of time that you know how it performs and
handles before you take it on the Dragon. Contrary to
popular belief, sport bikes are not made for speed. They
are made for handling.
Be courteous! US 129 is a public road - not a private
racetrack. There are other motorcyclists, cars, and trucks
that travel it daily. There has always been some discontent
between the sport bike riders and the cruisers when it
comes to the Dragon. Ive ridden it both ways and can see
the validity in both of their stands on the subject. Bottom
line is just to be courteous to everyone else on the road.
If youre on a sport bike, dont pass folks when theres a
double yellow line and dont fly by them so fast that you put

5.

6.

yourself and them at risk. If youre on a cruiser, dont ride


the middle of the road just to slow the sport bike behind you
down. Pull to the side and let them pass. Youre not going
to teach anyone respect or the proper way to ride by putting
both your lives at risk.
Ive ridden the Dragon solo and Ive ridden it with a group.
If youre riding solo, keep in mind that there is no cell phone
service up in that stretch of the mountains. If you get hurt out
there, youre stuck until someone sees you, then goes back
down the mountain to get cell service and call for help, and
until help makes its way up the mountain to your location.
So be extra careful and aware of your surroundings! If you
are riding with a group, make sure to have a designated
meet up spot in case anyone in the group gets separated.
Also be sure to still pay close attention to your surroundings
at all times. Its easy to get caught up in just following the
leader or looking at all the amazing scenery, but if you do
that and the leader goes down, theres a strong likelihood
that you will go down as well.
Make sure your bike and all your gear is legal! You will
be stopped for not wearing the proper helmet, having an
expired or missing tag, not having your tag mounted in the
proper place, etc. Those tickets are highly expensive! If
you normally wear a novelty helmet, it is much more cost
effective to stop along the way and buy a D.O.T. approved
helmet rather than risk the cost of a ticket.

Another thing to be aware of is that there are several professional


photographers that are out there every day taking pictures of

riders as they go by. Dont let yourself get distracted by them.


Maintain your lane and keep your eyes on the road. They make
sure to stay out of the way of traffic and are situated off the
road, but they can inadvertently startle you if youre not paying
attention when youre riding and happen to come up on them.
Just be aware that they are out there. They are there to capture
that moment of you being on the Dragon. You can purchase the
pictures from them if you would like. Their business cards are at
the local gift shops.
One of the last things Id like to mention is the Tree of Shame
at Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort. It is a tree with a collection of
various parts that have been left by people who have wrecked
on the Dragon. Some have been left by loved ones of those who
have died while riding the Dragon. It serves as a reality check
of what can happen when you take on the challenge of riding
those curves.
And finally, it is a local legend that it is bad luck if you purchase
a sticker to put on your helmet, bike, vehicle or anywhere else
BEFORE you ride the Dragon. Even if youre not superstitious
by nature, why chance it? Ride it first, then buy your sticker!
Ok, enough of the warnings! Time to move on to some fun stuff!
Ive been asked several times which I prefer riding in the
mountains my sport bike or my Harley. Its a completely
different experience and I enjoy both immensely. The thrill of
the sport bike is always greatI started my motorcycling hobby
continued...
THUNDER ROADS MAGAZINE 39

on sport bikes. Since having a Harley though, Ive learned to


appreciate the scenery a little more. Its breathtakingly beautiful
up there. Both bikes have provided me with the wind therapy
that makes every trip to the Dragon worthwhile.
I love the whole region up there. It is a truly motorcycle friendly
area. The local businesses thrive on the motorcycle communitys
visits to their area from all over the world to ride up there. Be
sure to stop in and support them. You will always find friendly
faces, great food, and folks willing to sit around a campfire at
night swapping stories.
When I go on vacation to the Dragon, I usually go first to an
area in Georgia (referred to as the Georgia Loop by the locals)
and ride Blood Mountain, which is in between Blairsville, GA and
Dahlonega, GA. Dahlonega is a tourist town and is actually the
site of the first American gold rush in the country. Its a wonderful
area with quaint shops, antiques, great little restaurants, and
some of the best local wines youll find anywhere. On more
recent trips though, I started staying in Blairsville because its not
quite so touristy and has a real old town feel to it. I usually stay
at Seasons Inn and highly recommend it if you make your way up
there. The owners are very motorcycle friendly; the rooms are
always clean and nice; the rates are very reasonable; and they
provide nice little extras- such as rags to clean your bike. A great
place to eat while in town is at the Hole in the Wall restaurant.
Very unique place with great food.
Once Ive ridden Blood Mountain, I usually head on up to Deals
Gap, which usually takes me about an hour and a half. I always
stop at Wheelers Performance shop and say hi and talk to a
person I consider one of the best and friendliest motorcycle
mechanics in that whole area! Folks, he is the man to see for all
your motorcycle needs! Now for lodging, there are a lot of places
to stay in that area, but for the best rates and the best access,
I normally stay at Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort at the Dragon.
The rates are very reasonable and its an interesting place to
sit back and just watch the traffic when youre not out riding. In
the peak season there are hundreds of people a day coming
THUNDER ROADS MAGAZINE 40

in and out and you get to talk to people from all over the world.
Because of its location situated right at the beginning of the Tail
of the Dragon, it serves as a central hub for all things going on.
Right across the street from the resort is an independent Tail
of the Dragon Gift Shop that has an expansive collection of
souvenirs, t-shirts, and maps. The map at the top of this article
is courtesy of the owners, Ron and Nancy.
Because of how convenient and popular the Deals Gap
Motorcycle Resort is, they book up fast. If you want to stay there,
you need to call months in advance to get a reservation. If they
are booked or if you just prefer a more rustic type accommodation,
I highly recommend the Punkin Center Motorcycle Resort run by
two very good friends of mine, Jody and Sherry Montgomery.
It is comprised of individual cabins with clean beds and hot
showers, but no cable TV. There is a kitchen/bar where you
can go have a beer or soft drink and watch TV if you would like.
When I have stayed there in the past though, I have preferred to
just disconnect from the outside world and enjoy the beauty of
the surroundings. If you are staying there, youve got to try the
pizza. It is handmade and out of this world! Mr. Jody and Ms.
Sherry are great people who will sit down with you and talk to
you about anything under the sun. If youre in the area, stop in
and say hello!
I just cant say enough about the natural beauty of the area, the
friendliness of everyone youll encounter, or the thrill that you will
get from riding the Dragon. I fell in love with it on my first trip in
2004, and it has been my choice destination for all my vacations
since then. If you havent been, make plans to go. As long as
you use your common sense while riding, you wont regret it!
www.wheelersperformance.com
www.dealsgap.com
www.tailofthedragon.com
www.holeinthewallga.com
www.seasons-inn.com
www.us129photos.com

Deadline!
Flyin Ryan Kerr

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WHERED THAT COME FROM?


JEEPERS CREEPERS:
Its an expression derived from Jesus (Jeepers) Christ
(Creepers), one of numerous mild epithets created to
avoid taking the name of the lord in vain. In 1938 it was
the title of a song. (Jeepers Creepers, whered ya get
those peepers?) Its also been the title of several different
movies, most recently a series of horror films.
And its a variety of low-to-the-ground (creeping) plant.