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Mid-Atlantic Thunder Roads

OWNER / EDITOR 1920 Centerville Turnpike, Suite 117-270

SALES: Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Office phone: (757) 831-2264
Kelly Werrell Website:

Thunder Roads Crew

Sales / Correspondents Correspondents

Beth Albert - Sales Manager Mic Cerillo-Banks Bo Albert Cindy Mease
Phone: cell (804) 536-1299 (434) 258-9171
office (804) 265-5166

Tim Wilmoth Ricky Derby

Ed & Faye Hudnall Lorree & Randy Kidder
(757) 871-8840 - Ed (304) 268-3719
(757) 871-8839 - Faye

Matt Allan Dave Sutton

Garth Hines DeAna Borza
(540) 234-9120 or (540) 746-0747 (804) 698-9627

Layout & Design Cathy “Bzgal” Clare Chris “Tigger” Rockhill


On Eagle’s Wings Writers SOUNDCHECK

Warren Ells, Art Director MySpace Manager: Rod the Magnificent

Thunder Publishing Stacie Bennett Ad Design Reverend Rock Rick Saunders Jen Martin

Special Thanks to: Warren Ells - our wonderfully talented layout guy who designs our pages & puts all the pieces together for us
each month, Rod The Magnificent - for his killer ad designs & Troy Uhl, our webmaster, who keeps our site rockin on the web. Also
many thanks to all of our readers, advertisers & those of you out there that spread the word or pass a magazine to a friend who’s
never heard of us before - You ALL are what keeps the Thunder rolling through the Mid-Atlantic!


CALENDAR OF EVENTS...............................................4
We hope you all are enjoying a beautiful summer so far. What
a wonderful time of the year to spend with family & friends as you
venture out on vacations, hang close to home for picnics & BBQ’s
or just hitting the road for rides on the bike. The long sunny days &
warm moonlit nights are perfect for making priceless memories that PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN.................................6
will last a lifetime.
On July 4th we celebrate
our nation’s 231st birthday…
Independence Day – a day that
the red, white & blues show HOT SHOTS...................................................................16
more than any other day of the
year as people proudly fly their
flags, sport patriotic clothing &
look to the skies for the sights &
sounds of fireworks celebrations. I
TITTS (TAKIN’ IT TO THE STREETS)..............................34
think it has a special meaning to all of us riders as well. The word
“independence” means the quality or state of being independent;
freedom from outside control. Even though we have the rules of
the road to abide by, we all share a special freedom while we’re THE JOKER’S WILD....................................................38
out on the bikes. Whether you’re a rider or a passenger, you know
exactly what I’m talking about. We understand why dogs stick their
heads out the windows while riding in cars to feel the wind in their
BIKER FRIENDLY DIRECTORY................................42
faces like a bird in flight. It’s truly like no other feeling on earth.
We share this freedom with fellow riders when we put our hand out
or signal somehow as we pass each other on the road – it’s a sign
of togetherness in freedom even though they’re going in opposite
directions. I’ve heard from a lot of sport bike riders saying that
Harley & Chopper people don’t bother to wave at them – Hey, we
all share the road & should share the sign of freedom to all fellow
ON EAGLES WINGS...................................................50
riders on 2 or 3 wheels. I’m not sure of the truth to this but I try to
put a hand out for all riders no matter what type of bike it is….hope
you’re doing the same.
Even though Thunder Roads Mid-Atlantic has been around for CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS.....................................53
over 5 years now, this issue marks my 2nd full year as owner &
editor of this region’s edition. The magazine has grown so much
since I began back in June 2005, it’s been unbelievable. This is
a true labor of love for me. A huge THANK YOU to all of my
good friends that have inspired me to do this, the most incredible
staff that I could ever ask for, the most supportive advertisers in the
Mid-Atlantic, & the absolute best national Biker Magazine Network
in the USA – Thunder Roads. A very special thanks to you, the
riders & readers, for picking up our magazine at the shops, bars
& restaurants out there or reading it online – You are the ones that
really keep us rolling ever month of the year. We wouldn’t be here NATIONAL FOUNDERS
without you - My love to you ALL! Toni McCoy Shearon & Brian Shearon
We wish you all good health, much happiness & love in your
hearts & lots of wind in your faces! Be safe & we’ll see you on the
1421 Chapmansboro Road
road…. Chapmansboro, TN 37035
Office: 615-792-0040 Fax: 615-792-7580
Happy Trails ~ Kelly ~ e-mail:



CALENDAR OF EVENTS “Welcome Party” at Rocker Originals / 5pm-8pm…Join
Jul 8th Rocker & SPS for a “Ride For A Reason” / 8pm-?...After
JUNE 2007 Second Annual Motorcycle Ride for Special Olympics Party at The Cactus. Rocker Originals is located @ 441
- Harrisonburg, VA Area 4 Harrisonburg Moose Lodge. Grafton Drive in Yorktown, VA. Stop by or
Jun 29th - Jul 1st Registration 8:00A.M. 9:45 A.M. Ride Leaves AT 10:00 call us @ 757.898.RIDE.
Shenandoah Valley Trike-in - Harrisonburg, VA We will A.M. Riding to area Moose Lodges at Timberville,
be have Trikes coming from many other state as well as Strasburg, Front Royal and Luray moose lodges. July 15th
local riders. Trike & bike show, Trike and Bike games, Returning to Harrisonburg Moose Lodge for door prizes VA Tech Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund Ride
people games, Vendors, Raffle prizes, Door prizes, As 50/50 drawing cook out and raffle $15.00 single $20.00 Portsmouth/Virginia Beach, VA Knuckleheads Roadhouse
well as FOOD and Fun for everyone. Open to public, double up. All proceeds from both days go to Area 4 is sponsoring this fund raising event & all proceeds
Free admition, Rockingham County Fair Grounds in Special Olympics. Ride open too all licensed and insured go to the Hokie Spirit Fund University Development
Harrisonburg Va. Sponsored by the Shenandoah Valley riders. No drugs, no alcohol, no attitudes please Welcome (0336) Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA (24061). Everyone
Trikers. Contact Robert Croy (540)833-6087 or visit www. to wear your colors and show your support for Special welcome & wear your Tech Colors! Ride starts at Bayside Olympics. More info, please call and leave a message Harley-Davidson, 2211 Frederick Blvd in Portsmouth
540-433-2118. We will return your call ASAP. Sponsored (757) 397-5550. Registration from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m..
by Area Moose Lodges and ride committee Special The Police escorted ride leaves at 11:45 SHARP! $10
JULY 2007 Olympics Area 4. Donation per rider, $5 per passenger. Party & Fundraiser
at 1:00 p.m. at Knuckleheads, 401 N. Witchduck Road,
Jul 1st Jul 8th
Va Beach (757) 644-6200. Fundraiser features: Live
Auction, 50/50 Raffle, Pig Roast, Bikini Bike Wash, Event
Poker Run & Benefit For Special Olympics -
Chix Custom Cycles “Bustin’ Out” & Anniversary T-shirts & more
Chesapeake, VA $4 Breakfast at A.J.’s. $10 registration
Party - Virginia Beach, VA Being held at Knuckleheads fee. $5 Addl Rider. 1st bike out 9:30 a.m., last bike out
Roadhouse, 401 North Witchduck Road, Va Beach. Jul 16th
at 12 p.m. Begins at A.J. Gators, 4300 Portsmouth Blvd.
Ride, Live Music & Bike Show. Special prizes for those Harley-Davidson of Ocean City ’s Fairweather Ride
Ends at Jokers Bar & Grill, 2917 S. Military Hwy. Live
who wear their original Chix Bustin’ Out T-shirt! Door 10 a.m. If the weather is nice, blow off a Monday at work
music by Night Hawk. Awards for the youngest & oldest
prizes from Custom Chrome, V-Twin, Drag Specialties and go for our 4 to 5 hour ride. It’s the third Monday of
rider. Free food at finish. Door prizes & 50/50. Cars
& Wimmer Intake Products. For more info call Chix @ the month April through Oct. All bikes are welcome. Visit
(757) 363-BIKE (2453). Sponsored by Knuckleheads &
Thunder Roads Jul 11th
Jul 18th
Jul 4th “Bike Night in the Burg” Bike Show - Fredericksburg,
16th Annual Ride To Work Day – EVERY CITY IN THE
Independence Day – Happy 231st Birthday USA! VA 6:30-8:30 @ Big Daddy Leather 1900 Princess Anne
U.S.A Ride your motorcycle & demonstrate: The number
Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401. Food Music, Door
of motorcyclists to the general public and to politicians.
Jul 5th – 7th Prizes, 50/50 Raffle and more!! For more info call 540-
Motorcyclists are from all occupations and all walks of life.
Delaware/Maryland State HOG Rally – Dover, DE 899-0048 or email
Motorcycles can reduce traffic congestion in large cities.
Motorcycles are for transportation as well as recreation.
Jul 12th
Jul 7th Absolut Cycle Worx Ride On In – Richmond, VA
Jul 18th – 22nd
Cruz in Harrisonburg - Harrisonburg, VA Ride on In, July 12th, 4-8 pm for fun, Band, Beverage and
West Virginia State HOG Rally – Canaan Valley Resort,
Moose Lodge. 4550 Early Rd, Harrisonburg Va. 10:00 Food. 5016 Old Midlothian Tnpk, Richmond, VA
West VA
A.m. 5:00 P.m. No fee no prizes 50/50 drawing, rafflefood
avable come socialize and meet old friends and make Jul 12th - 14th
Jul 19th - 22nd
new one. Cars motorcycles and trucks all invited. All Freedom Fest Rally - Snowshoe, West VA The 7th
proceeds from this to go to Area 4 Special Olympics. Annual Freedom Fest Touring Rally is turning high gear Little Sturgis Rally & Races - Sturgis, KY
this year with two days of the best road touring in the 15TH ANNIVERSARY Admission: $40 per person for
Jul 7th
mid-Atlantic. Six great guided tours over two days plus the entire weekend. (Must be 18 to attend) Over 100
Harley- Davidson of Ocean City Summer Concert
pre-mapped tours for seeing the sites on your own. Come vendors including tattoo artists, pin stripers, LED liting,
Series sponsored by BIG Classic Rock and WMDT. Free
and feel what Freedom is like from the mountains to the t’shirts, motorcycle dealers, motorcycle parts, jewelry,
concert features Crossroads Band from 6 to 8 p.m. Visit
valleys. Registration: $25 per person and includes guided leather and accessories and more. Food vendors with for more information.
tours, vendor area, entertainment venues, t-shirt, pin, bike all varieties of food for your dining enjoyment. Dirt Drag
show and souvenir mug. Contact Jason Scotchie 304- Races, Bike Show, Field Games, Pudding Wrestling,
Jul 7th
572-5879 or visit Raffles, Poker Run, Live Bands. For more information,
please visit our website as we finalize plans for the Little
Motorcycle Cookout with our VETERANS
Jul 13th Sturgis Rally and Races for Charity’s 15th Anniversary.
Rain or shine. Saturday July 7th,2007 12-3 pm. VA
Friday Night Cruise In - Richmond, VA We know you’ll have a good time. (270) 333-9316 or visit
Hospital 1201 Broad Rock Blvd, Richmond, VAjoin us
Gangster Choppers, 216 east Belt Boulevard, Richmond
at the Southside Plaza at 11:00 am to make a grand
VA 23224 (804) 230-0123. 2nd Friday of every month.
entrance into the VA Hospital. Jul 20th – 22nd
Carlisle Summer Bike Fest - Carlisle PA
Jul 14th
Jul 7th Thousands of motorcycles, acres of vendors, a
Rocker Originals/SuckerPunch Sally’s Welcome Party
BUFFALO SOLDIERS, RICHMOND,VA - Annual Dance motorcycling paradise with 82 cares of two-wheeled
Yorktown, VA Rocker Originals is Virginia’s only dealer for
Saturday July 7th 2007 10 pm - 2 am. at the Showplace, entertainment. Motocross competition, motorcycle
SuckerPunch Sally’s Old School Choppers! Come out &
3000 Mechanicsville Trnpk. donation $15.00. for more giveaways, beauty contest, seminars, stunt riders, dyno
join us for the “Welcome Party”. Food, Music, Fun, Door
info contact President Chester Davis @ 804-683-3362 testing, burn-outs, a swap meet, celebrity guests, custom
Prizes…Choppers, Bobbers & Hot Rods. Noon-5pm…


bike builder roundtable, and sponsor Midway. The Carlisle entrance. Each punch earns one ticket toward prizes. VA Hospital, Hampton, VA. For more info call (757) 425-
Summer Bike Fest: the bikes, the people, the excitement. Final stop for all participants is Yorktown WALMART on 6708 (Lodge) or (757) 515-0076 (Steve Polk)
For information visit the web site: www.carlisleevents. RT 17 for CARE PACKAGE TROOP CELEBRATION. The
com or call us at (717) 243-7855. Sponsored by U.S. Postal Service and OTA will have boxes and Care AUGUST 2007
Carlisle Events. Contact: Mike Blake, Email: mikeb@ Package products for you to help put them together 12, Phone: (717) 243-7855. – 3pm. Show your completed punch card for chance to Aug 1st
Website: win door prizes. All proceeds go to Administration of OTA
“Bike Night in the Burg” Bike Show - Fredericksburg, VA
Care Packages for Deployed Troops. After event social
6:30-8:30 @ Big Daddy Leather 1900 Princess Anne
Jul 21st Thunder on the Mountain II - Hillsville, VA will be at Hoss’s Deli with SCOUNDREL 4-7 PM. The flier
Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401. Food Music, Door
Thunder on the Mountain II located at Lake Ridge RV is on the website under NEWS AT
Prizes, 50/50 Raffle and more!! For more info call 540-
Resort, Hillsville, VA, with Vendors, Food, Motorcycle
899-0048 or
Rodeo, Bike Show, Benefit Ride, Live Music by Back
Kountry, and camping discounts. For more information www. Jul 26th - 29th
Aug 3rd, or 276-728-2466 and 540-980-5687. MountainFest Motorcycle Rally - Morgantown, West
Thunder Road Harley-Davidson Bike night at The
VA Attractions Include: Vintage Motorcycle Show Cash
Crossing @ The Carrington Pavilion – Danville, VA
Jul 21st Miss Shenandoah Harley-Davidson Poker Run Jack Daniels Experience Adult Campground
Paradox will be performing in concert. Come and ride with
- Staunton, VA Event held at Shenandoah Harley- Vintage Grand Prix Race Parade of Bikes AND MORE...
us or meet us there. Concert starts at 6:00 p.m. Ride
Davidson/Buell. Miss Shenandoah Harley-Davidson will visit website regularly for updates. Sponsored by Triple S
leaves Thunderroad HD at 6:00 p.m. Info. or tickets call
be crowned and we will host “Still Standing” (battle of HD.
the bands competition). All events are free and begin at
Jul 27th - 28th
approximately 11am. Please visit our website for a full
3rd Annual Music of America Festival - Rockahock Aug 4th
listing of events, times, etc! If you, or someone you know,
Campgrounds, VA Music inspired by America , Enjoyed 4th Annual “Ride To Remember”, Alzheimer’s
is interested in participating in this bikini contest please
around the World !Featuring, Big John Trumble’s “East Poker Run - Virginia Beach, VA This event benefits
contact Courtney at or 540-213-
Coast Opry Show” with Nashville Opry talent, Harper, Ron the Southeastern Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s
Moody & The Centaurs and our special guests, General Association. Registration is at Cycle World, located
Johnson & “The Chairmen of the Board”. Visit www. at 4972 Virginia Beach Blvd Virginia Beach,VA, from
Jul 21st for more info or call (804) 966-8362. 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. $10 per bike and $5 additional
Renegade Classics Annual Beach Party – Woodbridge,
passenger. Ride pins to First 150 riders and FREE picnic
VA Adults are invited to the Annual Beach Party: Bikini
Jul 27th - 29th lunch to all participants. Open to all motorcycle riders,
Contest 2:00, Wet T-shirt Contest 3:30, Riding Contests
DAV/Silver Rose Benefit Rally - Taneytown, MD clubs, and chapters. Trophy for largest club/chapter and
10:00, Second Wind Band 1-5. Saturday Hours – 9-7. For
Welcome all bikers and non-bikers to the DAV/Silver Rose prizes for best hand, oldest/youngest rider, and farthest
more info call (703) 499-9533 or
Benefit Ride/Rally. This 1st. annual 3 day event comes traveled. 50/50 raffle. Visit for
st loaded with 5 live bands, Bike Venders, Food, Beer, Bike more details.
Jul 21
Games, Contest with Cash prizes, Burn out Contest,
Down Rider Run - Martinsburg, WV Proceeds from this
Biker Babe Models for your Bike Photos, Green Beret Aug 4th
ride go to the Eastern Panhandle Down Rider Fund. www.
Paratroop team on Friday and Saturday, Swap Meet, Bike Night and Collectibles Jersey Benefit Auction,
Custom Bike Builders and More. Colors are welcome. Delmarva Shorebirds Special rates, seats and parking
Attitudes are not. $20.00 per person gets you all three for motorcyclists at game with bike show and bike
Jul 21
th days admission, with 100\% of all proceeds going to parade around the field before the game. Players will
4 Annual Charity Run for the Kidney Disease
Disabled American Veterans and The Order of the Silver wear special limited edition Harley- David son jersey’s
Research - Norfolk, VA Sponsored by the Flaming
Rose Groups. for that will be auctioned following the game for the Spuck
Knights M/C. Northside Park Pavilion #5. $5 per
more information. Venders welcome to contact and join. & Lib Bennett Scholarship Fund. Special tickets sold in
rider, $5 per passenger, $1 Raffle tickets. 09:00 a.m.
advance, auction open to everyone. For more information
– Registration for the ride begins 9 am @ D&D Cycles Jul 28th Bike Show for Danville Cancer Assoc
and Triumph, 1038 W Little Creek Rd, Norfolk VA 23505. - Danville, VA Thunder Roads Harley Davidson, 4960
12 pm - Charity ride begins @ D&D Cycles and ends Riverside Drive, Danville, Va 24541 Phone 434-822-2453
Aug 5th 2nd Annual “TNT” Thunder Poker Run
at Northside Park Pavilion #5 in Norfolk, VA. 1 pm
- Virginia Beach, VA Start & Finish at Knuckleheads
- Cookout, Fun & Music @ Northside Park Pavilion #5. Jul 28th
Roadhouse, 400 N. Witchduck Rd. Virginia Beach, VA
Raffle of event prizes. Games, horseshoes, volleyball Family Fun Day at Harley-Davidson of Ocean City
Registration Start Time: 0800. Registration Fee: $10.00.
etc.. Most represented Club Trophy. 8pm - Cookout benefiting the Spuck & Lib Bennett Scholarship Fund.
Event Start Time: 8 a.m. For more info contact: mike.
Ends. No alcohol in the park please!. Proceeds will be Games, contests, educational displays and discounts in . Join Knuckleheads Roadhouse on
donated to Kidney Research! Any questions contact Larry the store. VisitNK”” www.
August 5th for the 2nd Annual “TNT Thunder” Poker Run,
“Sailor” Gilbreath (757) 485-1878 or (757) 856-2029. for more information.
post Ride Party & Fundraiser from 8:00am till 7:00 pm
featuring: Bike Show with Trophies for top two placers in
Jul 21st Jul 29th
each category, 50/50 drawing, live auction, Poker Run
PUNCH RUN FOR THE TROOPS BENEFIT - 10th Annual Vet Run - Virginia Beach, VA
prizes for the best and worst hands, Giveaways at each
Sat 21 Jul 2007. $15 Per Punch Card. Motorcycles, Registration 9a.m. - 11 a.m., leaving Bass Pro Shop
stop and Music! Hosted by Knuckleheads Roadhouse,
Groups in cars and car clubs WELCOME!! Registration parking lot at 11:30 a.m.. Reg fee $20 person/$15
Hooters, and Fastlane Biker Gear. All Proceeds to Benefit
begins at 0900 at Hampton Roads and Southside Harley- Passenger. FREE T-Shirt with Pre-registration which
the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Davidson. Get 5% off in store apparel and merchandise ends July 17th. (Go to “Let’s Ride Page” for Pre-
with your punch card that day only. After registration, registration form). Parade to Veteran’s Hospital, Hampton,
Aug 6th – 12th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally – Sturgis, SD
go to all WALMARTS listed on your punch card and VA. Music, Food, Door Prizes, Trophies for largest club &
get the card punched by the OTA rep at the WALMART largest organization. All proceeds of the event benefit the
cont. page 12


Several months ago my friend, Sam Tinsley, came to
me and told me about “ Wreaths Across America”. He
explained that it was a ceremony honoring veterans. Be-
ing a Vietnam vet I very enthusiastically said yes! I then
proceeded to find out just what it was that I had gotten
myself into. I went to the WAA website and discovered
something far more amazing than I ever imagined. I found
a man and his company that donated wreaths to be laid
at the graves of Veterans all over the country. This is such
a massive operation that I’m still in awe of this man.
The man is Morrill Worcester and his company is the
Worcester Wreath Company of Harrington, Maine. From
humble beginnings, Mr. Worcester built several success-
ful businesses that are known all over the world. As a
young man of twelve, young Morrill visited Washington,
D.C. and Arlington National Cemetery. This visit made
such an indelible impression on him that he never forgot
that visit. When he had built his wreath business he de-
cided to honor the veterans who had fallen in the service
of their country.
Morrill Worcester had a mission and that was to; Re-
member, Honor, and Teach. Remember those who had
Would you like to become involved in this wonderful
fallen. Honor those who serve. Teach the children the
tribute to our veterans? If so, please contact me. I welcome
value of freedom. President Ronald Reagan said;” free-
anyone who wants to pay tribute to these fallen heroes. The
dom is never more than a generation away from extinc-
pay isn’t good, but I think you will come away with the satis-
tion. We didn’t pass it to our children in the blood stream.
faction of knowing that you were a part of wonderful celebra-
It must be fought for, protected, and handed on to them to
tion that you will remember the rest of your life.
do the same, or one day we will spend our sunsets telling
I pray the blessings of God upon you and yours,
our children and our children’s children what it was once
Reverend Rocky Angone
like in the United States where men were free”.
Pointman International Ministries
Wreaths Across America began in 1992 when Morrill
and Karen Worcester donated 5000 wreaths to be laid
Contact Reverend Rock by calling 804-745-3445/ 804-622-
at Arlington National Cemetery. Since that time wreaths
2801/ 804-748-8613. You may email me at
are being laid at most of the state and national cemeter-
ies in the country, and the number grows every year. As
I said, this is a massive undertaking and my hat’s off to
the Worcester Wreath Company. Please check out the
touching video about this wonderful endeavor at www.
I have been honored by being chosen to be the director
for Wreaths Across America here in Richmond, Virginia
and on the 15th of December,2007, my friends and I will
lay 2500 wreaths at the Richmond National Cemetery on
Williamsburg Road. I will be assisted by a wide spectrum
of people. You will see Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Vet’s
of all ages and from many different wars. There will be
churches, civic groups, active duty military personnel,
motorcycle groups, and you may even see a few “ Hell’s
Angels”. I welcome all who come to serve. There is no
political or religious agenda. We will gather to honor
Have you ever stopped to wonder where we would be
if someone hadn’t died for us? The cemeteries are full of
these people. They were from every walk of life. Some
were white, some black, name it. They were
from different faiths. There is only one common denomi-
nator: they wore the uniform and of the armed forces
of the United States of America and they deserve to be YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN
honored by every one of us.
Run For The Wall - Rolling Thunder 2007
On Thursday, May 24, 2007 I made my way west on Route 460 to Bedford,
Virginia. My mission was to meet up with the Southern group of Rolling Thun-
der on their way to Washington, D.C. My mind raced, I wasn’t sure what to ex-
pect. I was told they were going to be at The D-Day Memorial at 2:45pm (1445
military time). How can they pinpoint the arrival time of that many motorcycles?
When I arrived at the D-Day Memorial I met a Bedford Police Officer who
was there to coordinate the arrival by assisting in shutting down road intersec-
tions as the Rolling Thunder Group exited off Route 460 and made their way to
the Memorial. It wasn’t long before the Lead Team of Rolling Thunder arrived.
A small group, I asked them what their job was in the order of things. I was told
they traveled ahead of the group to make sure each stop was organized. For
example, gas stops for over 700 motorcycles is not an easy thing and remem-
ber they have a schedule to keep. The Lead Group would pump the gas and
collect the money from each rider, rounded up to the next dollar, (no time to
make change). The money is given to the financial officers and he or she would
tally the pumps and pay the station attendant.
They were a very pleasant group this Lead Team, we had some time to takes
some photos and have a few laughs. We posed them with a Police Officer, just
for fun and then they mounted their iron horses and were off. The police radio
informed us that the major group would be arriving shortly. No need for the
radio to say anymore…you could hear the thunder long before you could see
I was suddenly aware of a crowd of people standing behind me. They too
had come to witness this amazing show of patriotism. As Rolling Thunder
entered the Memorial two abreast, I noticed there was not the “parade” atmo-
sphere. You could tell these men and women were on a mission. I was quickly
reminded of a poem that was published in the Annual Rolling Thunder Maga-
zine,( author, John Worsham) the line that came to mind is,” THE SOUND OF THUNDER, AS THEY START ON THEIR
RUN; THIS RUN IS FOR BUSINESS, AND NEVER FOR FUN.” They had every detail organized, all the motorcycles were
parked four abreast, inline along the back side of the memo-
rial. As I walked along the line of bikes I read license plates.
They came from as far away as Washington State, Cali-
fornia and the list goes on and on. They walked about the
Memorial and I heard comments on what a wonderful tribute
this place was and how beautiful the State of Virginia was,
how helpful the police had been.
I would like to end this article with this statement, THANK
YOU, to all of our Veterans, God Bless our Troops, WE

Be safe, Beth


Rallyin’ the Valley 3
June 9 and 10, 2007

When you are planning for a ter-

rific weekend, what do you want?
Nice weather? Good food? Great
music? Entertainment for the kids?
Shopping? Hanging out with your
fellow bikers while admiring beautiful
Harleys? Assemble these together
in the most picturesque location in
Virginia and are partyin’ at
the Shenandoah Harley-Davidson in
Staunton for the Rallyin’ the Valley 3!
It’s no surprise that fun-loving crowds
flock from all over Virginia, Maryland,
North Carolina and Tennessee to
partake in the third annual event.
The festival featured a bike show, 40
vendors, golden beverages, amuse-
ment rides, DJ and magician. Joe
Coffman, with Blue Ridge Peterbilt of
Raphine, VA., brought out a 2008
Peterbilt rig with an awesome cus-
tom HD paint scheme. Burning
Bridges opened the concert Saturday
night. The featured performer, Way-
lon Shooter Jennings and his band
performed songs from the “Put the O
Back in Country and “Electric Rodeo”
albums. His dedicated fans sang and
danced to all the tunes. Obviously
a crowd favorite, “Manifesto No.
1”, rocked the enthusiastic audience
while they cheered him on. Fireworks
and a gathering at the fire pit was a
relaxing way to unwind afterwards.
Bob Ladd, store owner, and his
skilled staff, ensured that everyone
had a good time and enjoyed all they
had to offer. A big two-day event
takes plenty of planning. It was very
evident they made sure every detail
was perfect. This was a top-notch
party, Bob! We will definitely be there
for RV 4! Visit their website: www. for more upcom-
ing events.

~ Tigger & BZGal ~



For those of you who are running or plan to run an open

type exhaust system, Drag Pipes, here’s a little tip --- The
Evo style and 2 cam engines DO NOT like open pipes.
You will loose low and medium range power. By adding a
strap or a bolt to the end of the exhaust pipe, across the
opening at the end of the pipe, you can diminish the loss
of power. The best thing is to run an exhaust system with
some type of muffler or baffle.
By adding the strap or bolt across the exhaust pipe
you interfere with the reversion in the exhaust. A small
amount of reversion is useful for the extraction of the
spent gases. However, too much reversion is not good.
If the pipe is blocked too much, during the overlap period
the returning pulse will overpower the outgoing pulse and
will flow through the combustion chamber and out through
the intake track causing “standoff,” a condition highly un-
desirable for proper tuning. By controlling the reversion,
you can control the “standoff.” Tuned pipes are just that
-tuned to the engine with the proper exiting and returning
pulses for maximum performance gained. The strap or
bolt can be very helpful on a set of loud, open pipes.
We talk with people every day who want the noise of an
open pipe. If you are that person, then this will help.

By Lee Clemens
Departure Bike Works, Inc.
5216 Hull Street
Richmond, VA 23224


The 11th Annual Ride to
Benefit the Mid-Atlantic Burn
Camp Charity Ride
May 20th, 2007, Harrisonburg, VA

Sunday morning, riders gathered to chow down on

pancakes and sausage breakfast donated by Applebee’s
Restaurant to support the cause and get riders started for
the AMA Sanctioned 100 mile ride. Riders mounted up at
10:00 after a brief riders meeting and headed east on the
parade start lead by the Elkton Volunteer Fire Co. truck,
and escort by Harrisonburg Police officers, Greg Deeds,
Dennis Albertson and Sheriff Andy Muncy. The group of
70 riders made it’s way to the top of Swift Run Mountain
pass and past the Skyline Drive into Green and Warren
Counties back roads for the scenic ride. Riders made 2
scheduled rest/gas stops and completed the circle back
to the Elkton Fireman’s Community Center for BBQ and
fixins donated and served by the Smokin Pig of 56 Wolfe
St, Harrisonburg. As folks mingled and made new ac-
quaintances, Mark Perry of Mountain Valley Riders drew
tickets for door prizes donated from Advance Auto, Pe-
tersons Car Wash, Lowe’s, and gift certificates from Blue
Ridge Power Sports, Early’s Cycle Center, Shenandoah
Harley-Davidson, and Valley Kawasaki.
The mission of the Mid-Atlantic Burn Camp Fund is to
assist young burn survivors from the region and their
families in their adjustment to injury by providing a thera-
peutic residential summer camp and other year-round
activities that support their physical, psychological, and
social needs. The staff, an all volunteer organization, was
founded by Linda C. French and E. Tonas Kailil, physical
therapists at the Baltimore Regional Burn Center. They
Incorporated in 1992 and hold the annual camp at Camp
Horizons near Harrisonburg, Va. The Mid-Atlantic Burn
Camp, Inc is a non-profit, charitable, tax-exempt corpora-
tion that receives funding through donations. There is no
charge to any of the campers that participate in the pro-
grams. Since it’s origination, the Mid-Atlantic Burn Camp
has supported an ever-expanding outreach to burn units
throughout the Mid-Atlantic region to offer their programs
to the greatest possible number of young burn survivors
and their families. To learn more visit their website at .
Mountain Valley Riders would like to thank all the partici-
pants for their support and a safe successful ride - Jason
Caffrey and staff at Applebee’s Restaurant for their dona-
tion of the Pancake breakfast, Smokin-Pig BBQ, New
Market Eagles for donating $500 to the Burn Camp, and
Magic 95.5 Classic top 40 for the Community Service
announcements. A special thanks goes to Ham’s Res-
taurant for their contributions through this summer from
Wednesday Bike Nights at both stores at 221 University
Blvd., Harrisonburg and 5704 Seminole Ave, Lynchburg
with 10% of Wednesday nights receipts going to the Mid-
Atlantic Burn Camp and Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Please support the businesses that help support our com-
munities. “Nothin But A Good

~ Garth Hines ~
cont. from 5

Aug 10th Aug 20th Sept 5th

Friday Night Cruise In - Richmond, VA Harley-Davidson of Ocean City ’s Fairweather Ride “Bike Night in the Burg” Bike Show - Fredericksburg,
Gangster Choppers, 216 east Belt Boulevard, Richmond 10 a.m. If the weather is nice, blow off a Monday at work VA 6:30-8:30 @ Big Daddy Leather 1900 Princess Anne
VA 23224 (804) 230-0123. 2nd Friday of every month. and go for our 4 to 5 hour ride. It’s the third Monday of Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401. Food Music, Door
the month April through Oct. All bikes are welcome. Visit Prizes, 50/50 Raffle and more!! For more info call 540-
Aug 11th 899-0048 or email
Harley-Davidson of Ocean City Summer Concert
Series sponsored by BIG Classic Rock, WMDT and the Aug 25th Sept 7th - 9th
Worcester County Times. Free concert features Lower Widows Sons Virginia Grand Chapter 2nd Annual Thunder in the Smoky’s Rally - Maggie Valley, NC
Case Blues from 6 to 8 p.m. Visit Charity Run - Yorktown, VA Start & End @ Hampton Come join us for the 5th annual Fall Thunder in the
for more information. Roads Harley-Davidson in Yorktown, VA. Rain or shone. Smoky’s Rally and ride the Great Smoky Mountains.
Registration 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon (1st bike out 9 a.m. Last We offer a free tour ride, variety of vendors, live music
Aug 12th bike out at noon) Pre-Register by Aug 12th & the first concerts, People’s Choice Bike Show with a $500 prize,
Renegade Classics Bike Night at the Ball Field 200 receive a free t-shirt. Send to: Widows Sons, P.O. the funniest Bike Games you’ve ever seen and so much
– Woodbridge, VA Renegade Classics, in conjunction with Box 1036, Yorktown, VA 23692 (Make checks payable more! Check out our website at www.HandlebarCorral.
Potomac Nationals, presents Bike Night at the Ball Field. to Widows Sons). Cost $15 includes meal & hand, com for pics and more info!
Ride in Bike Show {Cruiser, Sport, Custom} (registration $10 passenger (includes meal). Extra hands $5 each.
Sept 8th
3:30 – 4:15), Bike Parade around the field @ 5:30. Extra meals $10 each. Continental breakfast. Vendors,
2nd Annual “Bike Night in the Burg” BIKE OFF -
Exclusive parking, group rate tickets on 1st baseline, Raffles, 50/50, Food, Music (TBA). Auction to be held
Fredericksburg, VA Time TBA @ Big Daddy Leather 1900
fireworks following the 6:05 game. For more info call (703) at the end of the day with special guest Auctioneer. For
Princess Anne Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401. Food
499-9533 or more info contact LilMark @ (757) 812-5549. Email Va@
Music, Door Prizes, 50/50 Raffle and more!! For more info . This is to benefit the Boys & Girls
call 540-899-0048 or email
Aug 16th-18th 7th Annual America’s 9/11 Ride – From Club, a portion of the proceeds to benefit WSVA Widows
Somerset, PA to Arlington, VA ‘POLICE ESCORTED’. and Orphans Fund.
Sept 8th
Join with the foundation on the 7th annual ride to all 1st Annual – Fall Bikers Bash - Virginia Beach, VA
three crash sites and Honor the Heroes and Victims Aug 25th
Presented by Motorcycles For The Cure & Poppa’s
of September 11 2001. August 16th group rides from Valley Toy Rally - Mt. Crawford, VA Ride to benefit UVA
Pub. Rain or Shine. All Bike Welcome. All proceeds go
across America to Somerset, PA. Friday August 17, the Children’s Hospital sponsored by Wal-Mart Distribution
to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, in tribute to Jeri
ride begins @ 7:30am depart Somerset, PA heading Center 7045 in Mt. Crawford VA. Starts at Wal-Mart
Estenson of Poppa’s Pub. Poker Run Registration starts
to Pentagon in Arlington VA. Saturday August 18th, Distribution Center in Mt. Crawford VA. Ends Kluge
at 9am @ Poppas Pub 2105 Diamond Springs Road,
@7:30am departure the Pentagon heading to the site Rehab. Center Charlottesville VA. Ride begins at 10am.
Va Beach, VA $20 Rider, $5
of the World Trade Center (NYC). Ride both days or Registration begins at 7am. All bikes are welcome for
Fender Bunnies. Ride leaves around 10am, stops to be
just one. Don’t forget to buy your chance on the 2007 this great charity event! Fee: $20/Rider, $10/Passenger.
announced at regist., ride ends at Poppa’s Pub. Live
Chopper, ‘The Day After’. Proceeds go to college Contact Todd Cribbs (540) 292-3918
Music, 50/50 Raffle, Silent Auction, Raffle, Door Prizes,
scholarship for First Responders Nation wide. For more Burnout competition & Bike show. Prize for Best Hand,
Information please visit Aug 26th
Worst Hand, largest group & most traveled to attend.
or or call 877-771-0118. Red Knights VA Chapter IV’s 5th Annual “Where’s the
For further info contact “Roadblock” (757) 961-9787,
fire?” Ride – Virginia Beach, VA This ride is to benefit or
Aug 17th - 19th the Sentara Norfolk General Hospital’s Burn/Trauma
3rd Annual “Hawgs, Hosses & Hinnies Festival - Unit and the Virginia Beach Fallen Firefighter and EMS Sept 13th - 15th
Rockahock Campgrounds, VA Great Fun & Entertainment Memorial. Starts from Murphy’s Irish Pub, 30th Street Delmarva Bike Week - Berlin, MD More than 120,000
all Weekend. Featuring, Molly Hatchett, Blackfoot, The and Pacific Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA. $12 rider and $8 people in one location enjoying free concerts, free bike
Kentucky Headhunters & Much, Much More !!! Visit www. passenger includes ride pin, breakfast, poker ride, door parking, corperate show rigs, famous bike builders, hard- for more info or call (804) 966-8362. prizes and awards. Ends at GF Keagan’s Seafood and working bike builders, 170 MC related vendors, free thrill
Steaks, 1550 Hilltop Road, Hilltop East Shopping Center, shows, contests, games, rides and all 4 miles from Ocean
Aug 18th City, Md. Major supporters include Harley-Davidson of
Virginia Beach with lunch specials and happy hour prices.
1st Annual Benefit Run for the Genieve Shelter Ocean City, The Grand Hotel, Tri Supply & Equipment,
Raffles, awards, 50/50, etc. at 2:30pm. More info at
(Housing for Battered Women) - Suffolk, VA. Coors Light, The Beachcomber and, or call
Sponsored by the Suffolk Chapter Prospect Booze Micky Fins Restaurant and Bar, Teaser’s Dockside Bar &
President David Joyner at 757 816-1194.
Fighters M/C. Starts at Knuckleheads Roadhouse, 400 Grill and Harley-Davidson of Seaford, Del. Contact Bruce
N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, VA. Registration
SEPTEMBER 2007 Bennett(410)629-1560 or visit
from 9:30 am to 12 pm. Breakfast available. $10.00
Registration Fee/$5.00 Rider. 50/50, $1.00 Raffle Tickets, Sept 14th
Sept 1st - 2nd
some prizes include Busch Garden Tickets, Leonard Friday Night Cruise In - Richmond, VA
Nat’l Fallen Biker Memorial Run - Cheltenham, MD
Skynard Concert Tickets, Leather Goods, $25-$50 Gift Gangster Choppers, 216 east Belt Boulevard, Richmond
5th Annual Nat’l Fallen Biker Memorial Run Saturday,
Cards and much, much more. Open to all motorcycle VA 23224 (804) 230-0123. 2nd Friday of every month.
September 1 - 2, 2007 American Legion Youth Camp
riders, clubs and cars welcomed. Ends at Randzz Pub,
9201 Surratts Rd Cheltenham, MD 11:00am - 12 Midnight
Highway 58, Suffolk, VA. Bike Show, Bike Rodeo, Tattoo Sept 15th
Vendors, Food, custom bikes, music 50/50 raffle Info:
Contest (all with Trophies), Vendors, 2 Live Bands, On- Flaming Knights M/C Norfolk Chapter 5th Annual
301-893-2900 Bikers With
Site Piercing and Drink Special. For more information call Trophy Party - Norfolk, VA 9pm - 2am, Elk Lodge # 38,
Heart Foundation
757-773-1829 or email 1231 Type Ave, Norfolk, VA 23502. $15 donation. BYOB,
food available, 50/50 raffle, Trophies, Cash. Host Hotel

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Best Western930 North Military Hwy, Norfolk. For more Oct 5th - 7th Beach area. Ride with us before the cold of winter sets
info contact Doc Savage (757) 589-8795, Big J (757) Dreamcatcher Rally 2007 - Aberdeen, MD in. Many, many great events countywide! Sponsored
435-0687, Jay Deuce (202 ) 409-5776, Dlegend (757) Custom Motorcycle Rally ( by Daytona Beach Area CVB. Contact: Janet Kersey,
535-3108, Kingfish (757) 270-1608, Jewel (757) 270- ) Over 200 Vendors (3) National Bands: Steppenwolfe (866) 296-8970, Fax: (386) 255-5478. Email: jkersey@
5718. 38 Special Foghat Best in Show Contest Helmet Contest
Grunge Contest Fashion Show Custom Motorcycle Raffle
Sept 15th Childrens Games and Things to Do Portion of proceeds Oct 26th - 28th
Hartwood Volunteer Fire Dept. 2nd Annual to be donated to “The Boys and Girls Club” Ripken 5th Annual Virginia Fall Classic - Newport News, VA
Motorcycle Show and Open House - Fredericksburg, Stadium -home of Hall of Fame Shortstop Cal Ripken Jr.
VA Ten classes and one best of show. $15 entry fee, Log on website for additional information and forms. www.
The cut off will be at 1:00. It is a judged event and NOVEMBER
all of the proceeds go to the HVFD. There will be
Nov 3rd
live music by “The Believers” lunch will be available. Oct 6th Mid-Atlantic Toy Run - Fort Washington, MD 5th
There will be a 50/50 raffle, Door prizes, A some house Harley- David son of Ocean City Summer Concert Annual Mid-Atlantic Toy Run Saturday, November3,
simulator, K-9 demo and an Air care standby onsite. It Series sponsored by BIG Classic Rock, WMDT and the 2007 Harley Davidson of Washington (301-248-1200)
will be September 15th 2007 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Worcester County Times. Free concert features The Daryl 9401 Livingston Rd Ft. Wash, MD Registration: 10am
Raindate September 22nd 2007. Address 67 Hartwood Davis Band from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Visit www.hdoceancity. - 12:30pm Ride Departure: 1pm Minimum Donation:
Church Rd. Contact Charlie: (540)379-6533 com for more information $15.00 or gift Certificate/Toy of equal value Vendors,
Food, bikes, cars, music, 50/50 raffle Info: 301-893-
Sept 21st & 22nd Oct 6th 2900 Sponsored by HD of
4th Annual “Fall Festival & Country Music CURE THE KIDS BENEFIT BASH – Smithfield, NC Washington & Biker With Heart Foundation
Showdown” - Rockahock Campgrounds, VA Featuring 11 AM UNTIL 9 PM. Shadow Hawk Smithfield, NC., I
Nashville’s Chart Climbing Group, “ Emerson Drive”, 95 EXIT 93. Follow signs... 7 Miles East. 50/50 Raffle, Nov 4th Daylights Savings Time Ends – Fall Back
Country Music Legends, “Shenandoah”, Rockahock’s Live Band, Entertainment, $1.00 Hot Dogs, Giveaways, - Set your clocks back 1 hour! Dang! Lose an hour
Favorite High Energy “Kick Ass” Country Music Kids Corner, Bike Show, Bike Wash, Bike Blessing, Pig of daylight riding time…
sensation “The Poverty Neck Hillbillies” & more !!!!! Plate $6.00. Benefiting PEDIATRIC BRAIN TUMOR
Nov 10th Vietnam Veterans of America’s 25th
EPC ABATE Family Picnic - Falling Waters, WV Oct 7th Anniversary Parade - in celebration of the dedication
Wings Wheels and Ducks - Stafford, VA of “The Wall” on Saturday, November 10, 2007. If you
This event is one of the biggest in our area. Originally the were there in 1982, you know why you should be back
Sept 28th - 30th Third Tradition MC Fun Run
Rappahanock Duck Race, draws in motorcycle groups, for the 25th. If you weren’t there in ’82, then this is the
Rendezvous - Seneca Rocks, West VA Fun Run
one to attend, because it is being held by us, for us.
Rendezvous in Seneca Rocks, W VA. Starts: 9/28/2007 riders, and show bikes to the Stafford Airport on October 7,
2007. This all day celebration includes a bike show, airplane Come feel the healing power of “The Wall” and show
Ends: 9/30/2007 An end of season, multi-club
fly-in, car show, and duck drawing worth up to a $1,000,000 our fallen brothers and sisters the honor and respect
event centered around the campground at Yokum’s
they deserve. The Opening Ceremony - on the Mall
Vacationland, Seneca Rocks, WV Route 28, 1 mile north dollars. There are also great prizes including a Harley
Davidson motorcycle, and many other must-have prizes. I 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. The opening ceremony
of Rt.33. 800.772.8342 Clean and Sober Fellowship,
will start at 10:00 a.m. and will take place on the Mall
No Drugs, Alcohol or Bad Attitudes! Recovery Meetings, participated the last two years and found the event the best
at 3rd Street, between Jefferson and Madison Drives.
Music, Bonfire Meeting Saturday Night, and SOG service in the area. Great sponsors like Waugh Harley Davidson
have already signed up and are giving away some great The Parade - 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Immediately
Sunday morning. Yokum’s has a heated Pool and
following the opening ceremony, the parade with
horseback riding. Each club or individual is responsible prizes to include a brand new Harley. The event is a great
way to give to a good charity and have alot of fun. We have thousands of participants, military vehicles, floats,
for their own food and lodging. Rooms, efficiencies,
a spacious family atmosphere which welcomes riders. For veteran motorcyclists, and marching bands steps off.
cabins, and camping More Info: Send email or snail
more information, or if you would like to participate please Along side the reviewing stand will be limited bleacher
mail address to Bullet
seating for those veterans and members of the general
(TTMC): 804-305-7851 After 9PM JoJo (About 12): 410- call Carl at 540-654-5075
public who wish to view the parade. Washington
Oct 12th Monument Grounds - 12 noon until 6:00 p.m. Parade
Friday Night Cruise In - Richmond, VA participants and the general public can enjoy a variety
OCTOBER 2007 of activities and street vendors. If you have a group,
Gangster Choppers, 216 east Belt Boulevard, Richmond
VA 23224 (804) 230-0123. 2nd Friday of every month. or as an individual are interested in joining the parade,
Oct 3rd – 7th then you must fill out an application form. Call toll free,
Myrtle Beach Fall Rally – Myrtle Beach, SC www. Oct15th 1-800-VVA-1316 x151 or for more info visit www.vva. Valley Thunder XV - Staunton, VA Shenandoah Harley- org/25thEvent/event_info.htm.
Davidson/Buell is hosting Valley Thunder XV! Join us
Oct 3rd - 6th for bands, a bike show, and entertainment for the entire Nov 22nd HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
Cruise-In Harley- David son of Ocean City four days family. We will also have our 2008 Harley-Davidson and
of classic and hot rod car shows partnered with Cruise- Buell bike premiere! Join us for the fun! Contact Courtney
In Ocean City Car Show. Food, live music, trophy, (540) 213-7433 or visit DECEMBER
cool cars. Early bird Oct. 3 from 3:30 to 6:30; Oct. 4-6,
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Visit for more Oct 18th - 21st Biketoberfest® - Daytona Beach FL Dec 25th MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
information Annual Motorcycle Festival held in the beautiful Daytona


The 2007 Virginia State HOG Rally has come to a close,
and as we sat around discussing the last 3 days that in
the end felt like 30 minutes, we tried (“we” as in the rally
committee) tried to find that perfect way to summarize
this rally. Somewhere, someone said “The Perfect Ride”
you know we have all done it, your bike is purring like a
kitten, the sky is blue and cool, the bugs are non-exis-
tent, the road is smooth with wide sweeping turns and
you are one with the bike, to the point that you actually
ride out of your way to extend “The Perfect Ride” before
you pull into the driveway and put her to bed.
For us, those magical 3 days in June was just that
- “The Perfect Ride” as we hope it was for you. We can’t
express how it made us feel, to see over 2,200 of our
H.O.G. Brothers and Sisters coming together as one
for the common goal “Ride and have Fun” and in the
immortal words of our Regional Manager, Arnie Beamen,
“It’s obvious by the weather that God rides a Harley”…
three days of perfect sunshine.
Heartfelt thanks to all that attended. We hope you took
one new idea, thought or address of a new friend home
from this rally. I know for us we took home, that for three
days in June, we rode “The Perfect Ride” with 2,218 new
We hope to see you in Fredericksburg,
June 19th-21st, 2008.


Jo Ann Emmons Mark Mulvaney
My name is Jo Ann Emmons and I have been riding My name is Mark Mulvaney, a retired Naval Aircrewman
for almost 9 years. Although I have always enjoyed the with 21 years of fantastic service retiring in 1995. I cur-
sound and sights of motorcycles, I never thought I would rently work for a Real Estate Investment company in Nor-
own one. After walking into Southside Harley Davidson, folk - that’s right…Suit by day and biker by night. Most of
picking one out, having them deliver it to a storage unit my riding life was spent on Honda’s. Honda 70, 350, 750-
and then looking at it each day for over a week I decided 4 and Gold Wings. But in 2003, I got the bug for a Harley.
I might as well learn how to handle it. So, the fun began. I drug my wife and boys into Harley Dealers whenever
Not only do I own one but I have managed to go from the the chance arose, and I think I overdid it because on my
883 Harley Davidson Hugger, then the 1200 Sportster, wife’s birthday in August 2004, she surprised me with
Softail Deuce and now the proud owner of my Ultra Clas- my 2005 Ultra Classic (that’s a novel to itself). After we
sic. She is dressed for a prom! Most of my friends tell brought it home from Manassas, it wasn’t long until we
me that if there was a place that would chrome the tires I were discussing customization. We have both always
would probably have that done! There are many trophy’s felt that Patriotism is an action, not a reaction and were
that are displayed for her elegance. For the second year really frustrated when the flags went up after 9-11 and
running holding 1st Place in Touring in the Diva Customs came down very shortly afterward. So the decision was
Bike Show. Just getting back from my solo trip to Day- made to take Harley ( I know what a unique name) and
tona Beach (13 hours straight) I have managed to put on make her a rolling tribute. I had met David Dye of Dye art
20,000 plus miles on my Ultra. With many more roads to custom airbrush and was very impressed with his work,
travel I know my Ultra and I will meet a lot of new friends I commissioned him for the artwork and so it started. I
and see some beautiful sights! My experience through am very surprised I am still here - he should have shot
belonging to H.O.G. (Harley Owners Group) has been or stabbed me several times during the process because
both gratifying and fun! Starting out as a chapter mem- believe it or not, we didn’t put anything on paper. He took
ber, holding almost every position on the board including my ideas from my head and replicated them. Well, as you
current director, I have also had the wonderful pleasure of can see, the rest is History. Oh by the way, Harley cur-
being Rally Coordinator for the 2nd time for the VA State rently has 39,100 miles on her so she doesn’t see much
HOG Rally. The opportunities have been fantastic just as garage time. Thanks Kelly for the opportunity to be in
my friendships currently are! Thank you for the opportu- such a class magazine and to all of you. “You only live
nity to share my story with your magazine and to all those once, don’t leave it covered in your garage” “God Bless
that read it. Ride Safe and Ride Often but most of all, America”
have FUN!
The Fight For The Rights Of Motorcyclists • Assisted in the establishment of the Governors
Motorcycle Advisory Counsel
Is About More Than Helmets
• Eliminating the handlebar height restriction
Every January when the
Virginia General Assembly • Promulgating Section 33.1-13.1 of the Code
meets, motorcyclists of Virginia which prohibits the imposition of
around the state begin any requirement of which restricts the access
talking about the laws of motorcycles and motorcyclists to any highway,
being considered that bridge, tunnel, or other transportation facility.
affect motorcyclists in
Virginia. For many, that • Adding motorcycle awareness to the high school
means the dreaded drivers education curriculum
helmet statute. On this
issue, motorcyclists are • Successfully eliminating numerous proposed
deeply divided. Many pieces of legislation which would have been
firmly believe that they should have the right to choose detrimental to Virginia motorcyclists
for themselves whether or not to wear a helmet. Others
firmly believe that it is an important law that needs to These are but a few of the accomplishments in the
remain in effect. Many helmet law opponents view those Virginia motorcyclist’s rights front. Every motorcyclist
who wish the law to stay in place as nannies that are in Virginia has benefited from these accomplishments
violating their right to choose, while helmet law supporters regardless of their stance on helmets. However, none
look at the other side as reckless and irresponsible. of these would have been possible without the help of
However both sides share a common misconception that individual riders who were willing to roll up their sleeves
is shared by many members of the General Assembly for the betterment of Virginia motorcycling.
and the public at large; and that is that the term Unfortunately, there is much more work to be done
motorcyclist’s rights is a euphemism for helmet reform. (in fact, it never ends). Among the current issues of
For that reason many motorcyclists do not become importance to Virginia motorcyclists are
involved in legislative efforts to better motorcycling. For
helmet reform supporters, they fail to get involved due to • Increasing the penalties for people who kill or
being discouraged over years of perceived failure. For severely injure others as the result of a right of way
helmet law supporters, their failure to become involved is violation
due to their desire to see the law remain in place. Both
sides are wrong. The fight for the rights of motorcyclists • Improving the laws governing tolls to eliminate
is about much more than helmets, and in Virginia, it is an inherent prejudices against motorcyclists
ongoing fight that is that has seen some disappointments,
but has also seen many victories that have benefited all • Preventing legislation which would put burdens
motorcyclists in the commonwealth. on motorcyclists but not the operators of
Over the years, the Virginia Coalition of Motorcyclists, automobiles (such as increased insurance
with the help of other motorcyclist’s rights organizations requirements)
such as ABATE of Virginia, Virginia Freedom Riders and
the Virginia Bikers Association, as well as with the help ofI would invite every motorcyclist, regardless of their
numerous motorcycle clubs, organizations, and individual individual view on helmet statutes, to become involved
motorcyclists, have facilitated significant changes to laws in protecting our chosen sport, activity, passion, or
affecting motorcycling in Virginia. None of these changes any other word you may use to describe your own two
have had a thing to do with helmets. Among these wheeled addiction. Now is the perfect time. This year
accomplishments are the following: all 100 seats in the Virginia House of Delegates, as well
as all 40 seats in the Virginia Senate, are up for grabs.
• Opening up the HOV lanes to motorcycles. Support those candidates who have been supporters of
Virginia motorcyclists and oppose those who have not.
• Mandating the marking of steel plates which are Spend a day pounding yard signs for candidates who
used in roadway construction and constitute a share your views on the subject or become involved in
danger to motorcyclists who are unaware of them a SMRO (State Motorcycle Right Organization). There
until they find themselves on a wet piece of steel are numerous ways to become involved, as there are
numerous excuses not to. However, one excuse that
• Changing the statute governing motorcycle learners does not fly is that motorcyclist’s rights means helmet
permits to make it comparable to that of automobile reform. In Virginia it has never been just about helmets
drivers. and it never will be. It is about protecting our rights, and
improving motorcycling for our enjoyment, and for the
• Gaining funding for the Virginia Rider Training enjoyment of those down the road.
Program As usual, if you have any questions or comments about
anything that I have written, I would invite you to contact
• The establishment of a motorcycle seat (currently me at the Law Offices of Tom McGrath 1-800-321-8968.
held by Tom McGrath) on the Commonwealth
Transportation Safety Board Matt Danielson
Law Offices of Tom McGrath
Virginia Coalition of Motorcyclists
By Deana Borza

The Spring Open House on May

27th at Talon’s was great fun for
everyone. The weather was hot
and steamy but there was cold
beer and lots of bikes and burn
outs. The bands sounded great
and the air condition was blasting
inside the bar. The Dyna Trailer
was present and was testing many
bikes. The vendors there all said it
was a success! There are plans for
this open house to happen again
next year. The bikes came out in
full force. The bike show awesome
( Jason won best Rat bike).
The following day was the 1st
annual “Big Daddy” Mark stamper
Memorial Poker Run. To benefit
McGuire Medical Center. That
was my first run and I got a full
house and won $100.00 !!!


3rd Annual Chickahomony
Bike Classic
Rockahock Campgrounds
June 1st & 2nd 2007

A great time was had by all! There

was entertainment by T. Graham
Brown, Darryl Singletary, and the
Georgia Satellites along with sev-
eral local bands. The bike show had
lots of great looking bikes as well
as events to enter for some friendly
competition or just to watch for fun.
What a great camp ground – Owner,
Randy Caldwell, makes sure every-
thing goes smooth and the campers
are well taken care of. The weather
couldn’t have been better with warm
temps and no rain. If you missed the
good times at Rockahock this time
around, no worries - you have an-
other chance August 17th & 18th with
the Hogs Hosses & Hinies Round-
Up. The entertainment scheduled for
this upcoming event is Molly Hatchet,
Blackfoot, and The Kentucky Head-
hunters. Don’t Miss this one - Hope to
see you there!

~ Ed & Faye ~


News Bytes
CONGRESS CONSIDERS MOTORCYCLE AWARE- on freedom by allowing riders to opt out of the state’s
NESS MONTH For many years the National Coalition helmet requirement by paying a fee. House Bill 4749 was
of Motorcyclists has worked toward getting May officially recently introduced by State Rep. Barbarah Farrah (D-
designated by Congress as Motorcycle Awareness Month Southgate), and sponsored by no fewer than 60 represen-
nationwide. Although virtually every state and major mu- tatives, that would allow motorcyclists the opportunity to
nicipality now issues “Motorcycle Awareness” proclama- buy their freedom for $100 per year or $200 for a three-
tions, no such Congressional proclamation has ever been year no-helmet permit. Supporters argue that the measure
passed to bring national awareness to motorcycle safety. could ring up more than $25 million for the cash strapped
During the mid-90’s the House of Representatives banned state. Motorcyclists could circumvent the mandatory
such resolutions primarily due to the costs incurred by helmet law, under the new bill, if they are 21 or older, have
the public to work hundreds of these special days, weeks been licensed to operate a motorcycle for at least two
and months through the legislative process. The federal years, complete a motorcycle safety course, have insur-
government did officially recognize May 2004 as National ance or security of $20,000 for first-party medical benefits
Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month, thanks to the ef- in the event of an accident, and purchase an endorsement
forts of retiring U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, a for their license plate and license. ABATE of Michigan, a
member of the NCOM Legislative Task Force whose Sen- group that has sought to have the 38-year-old mandatory
ate Resolution 168 was passed by unanimous consent of helmet law repealed, has even claimed that the helmet
the U.S. Senate, but this did not provide a permanent so- law costs the state about $1.2 billion a year in tourism be-
lution. Now, Congressman Michael Burgess of Texas has cause cyclists go elsewhere to ride helmet-free. Michigan
introduced House Resolution 339, a non-binding “sense is the only Great Lakes state with a helmet law, said Jim
of Congress” measure that supports the goals of a “Mo- Rhoades, legislative director for ABATE, and out-of-state
torcycle Safety Awareness Month” in perpetuity. Though riders won’t visit because of the state’s current universal
barred from setting aside periods on the calendar for a helmet mandate. “This helmet bill would be the strictest
specific purpose or cause, HRES 339 “supports the goals law that would allow adult choice,” Rhoades said.
of a motorcycle safety awareness month” without officially
designating such a month. Your help is needed to get TENNESSEE ENACTS R-O-W LEGISLATION “I am
the measure enacted. Please contact your Congressio- proud to announce that HB1335 (Right of Way Violations)
nal representatives and request that they support House passed the Tennessee House today by a margin of 93-3,”
Resolution 339, and make our federal legislators aware of exclaimed a jubilant Mike Hays, legislative director for
motorcyclists’ overwhelming support for this effort. CMT/ABATE, Inc. The bill will go to the Governor after
the Senate signs off on a minor amendment, and State
COLORADO ENACTS HELMET LAW FOR YOUNG Rep. Rob Briley who sponsored the House bill will ask
RIDERS While 30 states currently allow most adults the the Governor to schedule a ceremonial bill signing event
freedom to choose when and where to wear a helmet, at his earliest convenience. Senator Tim Burchett spon-
only three of those states have no helmet requirement for sored the companion Senate bill, SB794. ”It will be up to
any rider; Colorado, Iowa and Illinois. Colorado has not the motorcyclists of Tennessee to educate those who will
had a helmet restriction since 1977, but now Colorado ‘s enforce and prosecute under this new law,” added Hays.
legislature has passed House Bill 1117 to require helmets “Talking with your local police, prosecutors and judges is
for any rider under 18. The Kiddie Helmet Law was signed the best way to make sure the authorities use the new law
by Governor Bill Ritter on June 1, and the new law will go where applicable.” Meanwhile, the Tennessee General As-
into effect on July 1, 2007. This bill targets minors only, sembly is wrapping up for the year and HB1283/SB1511,
and adults 18 and older will still have freedom of choice. Tennessee ’s helmet law modification bills, will be rolled
HB 1117 creates penalties of $25 to $110 for riders or pas- into the 2008 legislative session. The helmet law repealer
sengers under 18 who fail to wear a motorcycle helmet, of has passed the Senate and has passed the House Trans-
which $10 would go to the Colorado traumatic brain injury portation Committee. ”When we launched the House bill,
trust fund. “HB 1117 ‘fixes’ little-to-nothing,” said Terry Dr. Joey Hensley, representative from Hohenwald, TN,
Howard, State Coordinator of ABATE of Colorado , “it is a lifetime rider and CMT/ABATE member was the prime
solution in search of a problem.” sponsor,” explained Hays. “ But Dr. Hensley decided that
there was entirely too much emphasis on the helmet and
HELMET-FREE FOR A FEE Following on the heals of no attention paid to reducing the crashes, so he withdrew
Governor Jennifer Granholm’s veto of a helmet law repeal as the prime sponsor and long time supporter Represen-
bill passed by the Michigan legislature last year, a new tative Curry Todd of Collierville took the lead.” Dr. Hensley
piece of legislation has been introduced that puts a price has challenged the medical community to join with the


News Bytes
motorcycling community to address issues that will lead TEXAS GIVES GREEN LIGHT TO TRAFFIC SENSORS
to safer riding. Pointing out that Tennessee ’s fatality and During a discussion at the recent NCOM Convention re-
injury rates are consistently higher than most of the 30 garding the spate of states enacting laws that allow riders
states that allow responsible adults the option of wearing to proceed through red lights that fail to cycle, Sputnik of
a helmet, Rep. Todd said, “I stand strong on the rights of the Texas Motorcycle Rights Association (TMRA-II) and
adults to have freedom of choice. Helmets are sold in the member of the National Coalition of Motorcyclists Legisla-
apparel department of dealerships, not the safety depart- tive Task Force (NCOM-LTF) told the audience that “In
ment. There is ample evidence to show that as states Texas we decided that instead of giving bikers a legal way
have repealed helmet laws, injury and fatality rates have to proceed through a non-functioning traffic light, we’d
declined. I look forward to working with my colleagues in require the state to make ‘em work correctly.” True to his
the Tennessee Legislature and the freedom loving motor- word, HB 1279; “relating to the requirement that a detector
cyclists of Tennessee to allow responsible adults the right for certain traffic-actuated electric traffic-control devices
to choose their riding apparel.” register the presence of a motorcycle,” was passed and
signed into law by Governor Rick Perry on May 25, 2007.
City Council has passed an ordinance aimed at muf- WEIRD NEWS: TERROR SCARE ENTRAPS MOTOR-
fling motorcycles that have been modified to make them CYCLISTS Six motorcyclists, including five students,
louder, over thundering opposition from local bikers and were on a fun ride after dinner in Calcutta , India , when
motorcycle businesses. City Councilman Rick Garcia said they were hauled off to the police station and interrogated
he sponsored Council Bill 242 in response to mounting overnight as suspected terrorists. Their crime: stopping
complaints from residents about thunderous hogs roll- their motorcycles in front of the American Center as one of
ing through his northwest Denver districts at all hours. them received a call on his cellphone. The sight of the six,
But bikers call the new law discriminatory. The municipal on three motorcycles, was enough for the cops manning
ordinance, which passed 8-2, is the toughest noise law the “high-security” address to suspect them to be terror-
in the nation and will allow officers to ticket motorcyclists ists. Fearing an attack -- with memories of the January
if a bike made after 1982 has a muffler lacking a manda- 2002 strike at the site and other recent terror bombings
tory factory U.S. Environmental Protection Agency noise fresh in their minds -- the guards called a police patrol
certification stamp certifying that the exhaust system is team that rushed to the spot. It took a whole night’s grilling
in compliance, instead of testing the decibel level with a for the police to realize that the six were anything but ter-
noise meter as previously required. That means police rorists, and they were released the next morning. Upendra
will be able to pull over motorcycles they consider too Mishra, a second-year MBA student, said that he and his
loud, citing riders whose muffler isn’t EPA-certified, though
friends were on their way back home after dinner at Mc-
noisy cars and trucks are still subject only to a sound-me-
Donald’s, and were in front of the American Center around
ter test, which motorcyclists say is more fair because it’s
10.15pm when Sandip Arora, also doing his MBA, got a
more objective. Peter Boyles, a talk-radio host and avid
call on his cellphone. “Sandip stopped his bike and took
biker whose show recently focused on the new ordinance,
the call. We, too, stopped. Suddenly, a police team rushed
said police were “going to be able to pick and choose who
to the spot and we were taken to Shakespeare Sarani
they want to grab.” Once ticketed, bikers will have two
police station. We told the officers that we were students,
weeks to show a judge they fixed the problem to avoid a
but they would not listen to us,” Upendra added. Deputy
$500 initial fine. Garcia said out-of-towners could vow to
commissioner (south) Ajoy Kumar said: “They were talking
never ride bikes with modified exhausts through the city
over cellphones in front of the American Center . It was
again. Some motorcycle shop owners warned they could
very suspicious. As a precautionary measure, they were
be put out of business, and Garcia’s office was deluged
all examined.” An officer of the police station added: “We
with calls from across the country. Wayne “Lumpy” Orda-
thought they had planted bombs nearby and were talking
kowski, who owns a motorcycle shop in southern Denver
, said that dealers usually installed EPA-certified mufflers on the phone to trigger a blast, just as what happened in
and most after-market shops didn’t stock them. The law Hyderabad .”
jeopardizes small operators like him, he said. And the city
should target bikers who make noise, not punish everyone QUOTABLE QUOTE: “If we desire respect for the law,
who rides, he added. As motorcycles soar in popularity, so we must first make the law respectable.” -U.S. Supreme
do laws that restrict their sound levels. The city of Albu- Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis (1856–1941)
querque , N.M. enacted a similar noise ordinance in 2002,
but an uproar from the riding community convinced the
city to switch to sound-meter testing.


Wings and Wheels
Suffolk, VA June 2nd, 2007
This corre-
spondent not
only loves
motorcycles and
cars, but I love
to Fly!! Not on
a commercial
airlines, but the
little planes. I
love the feeling
of looking down
and seeing the
world in minia-
ture, the feeling
one gets when
the plane drops
suddenly and
your stomach is
somewhere up
in the clouds!
On June 2,
2007, I got the opportunity to cover the Wings and
Wheels event at the Suffolk Executive Airport, in Suffolk
Virginia. It was wonderful! Planes, hot rods, antique and
classic cars, helicopters, motorcycles…what more could
you ask for! Check them out Next year, June 14 and
15th, 2008.
Yes, I went up in a plane, compliments of Skydive Suf-
folk! No, I didn’t jump…but next year, I think I will! Check
them out at

~ Beth Albert ~


OUTLANDER’S Boot Scootin’ Boogie Biker Party Luray, VA June 9th, 2007
10,000 bikers rolled into the beautiful Shenandoah Valley to attend Outlanders Boot Scootin’
Boogie Biker Party in Luray on June 9th. Outlanders is “The Destination Store” and this year
they took a step back in time to the Old West. International champion gunspinners, trick rop-
ers and high kicking can-can girls awed the crowd. Everyone enjoyed the music in the moun-
tains by “Rhythm Pigs” and Nashville’s “Rain”.
Outlanders sure made you feel like family and the view they offer made the ride to the event
worth it. Cash prizes were given to the bike show winners and the event shirts sold out the
first hour. This is the 3rd “Party of the Year” for Outlanders and each year they host a different
theme. Last year was a Bahama Party. Wonder where they will take us next year??? “Sometime
the Road Less Traveled is the Road we Want to Travel” RIDE SURE--RIDE FREE.


Have you ever come across a cool shop, bar, restaurant or interesting place while riding, that you’d like more people to know about? Well,
each month we feature places such as these that have been found by our readers so that others can go check out these gems of the road for
themselves. If you’d like to turn us on to someplace neat that you’ve found… email us at & we’ll be there!

MURPHY’S LAW II BILLIARDS & SPORTS PUB started to take place with a patio bar, dining/dart room
and an entire room devoted to a billiards. The billiards
Murphy’s Law II Billiards room includes ten 9 foot Brunswick tables and a fully
& Sports Pub, located equipped bar.
in the Deer Run Village Murphy’s Law II also teams up with local organizations on
Shopping Center off of fundraising events for the Children’s Hospital, sponsor-
Hull Street in Midlothian, ships of softball teams and tournaments, special sporting
VA., has something to offer events and many other charities in need.
everyone! So, if you’re in the area, come check out Murphy’s Law II
They offer a family friendly at 13995 Raised Antler Circle, Midlothian, VA. or at www.
menu full of appetizers, – You’re sure to enjoy the food,
subs, sandwiches, burg- service, and most of all the atmosphere!
ers, entrees, desserts
and children’s selections. ~ DeAna Borza ~
There’s also top of the line
pool tables, darts, poker and a wide variety of entertain-
ment. If sports is what you’re looking for, you can view
most events on the numerous big screens and plasma
T.V.s. If you’d just like to relax and enjoy the outdoors,
Murphy’s can accommodate your needs with spacious
patios that are covered for your enjoyment.
In November of 2005, Murphy’s Law II came onto the
scene with owners Jennifer Hicks, Ron Judy and Liz
Judy. It was formerly known as Kitty O’Sheas and before
that, Silverado’s Steak House. Transformations soon
Seaford Racing
Harley-Davidson of Seaford race team went to Atlanta
Georgia Memorial day weekend for the Southern Nation-
als. Ronnie Fensick qualified #3 out of 24 bikes in the
Destroyer class. Ronnie went to the finals before losing
to L.E. Tonglett who has won four of the five nationals by
a few hundreds of a second. Ronnie is currently 3rd in
national points and only 5 points out of second.
In the Super Gas class he qualified #2 out of 36 bikes.
Ronnie lost in a good drag race in the second round to
Doc Goodwin. Ronnie is currently 7th in national points.
Bob Malloy in the Top Fuel class qualified 12th out of 19
bikes. In the qualifying rounds he destroyed the motor and
could run on Sunday. This leaves Bob in 8th in national
points. The next race is in Norwalk Ohio and we will have
all three bikes in competition at that race.


Bike Rally for the Special Olympics
Virginia Summer Games
Richmond, VA
June 9th, 2007

The Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation Depart-

ment along with the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office
and Chesterfield County Police Department sponsored
the 3rd Annual Biker Rally on Saturday, June 9 at the
Chesterfield County Fairgrounds. The biker rally is
geared towards raising funds and awareness for the
Special Olympics program with all the proceeds benefit-
ing the athletes involved. This year, the one-day biker
rally attracted 300 bikers and helped raise over $3500 for
Special Olympics Virginia.
As the bikers entered the University of Richmond cam-
pus, all the Special Olympics athletes and volunteers
lined the road to show their enthusiasm and support for
everyone that participated in this event!
There were over 95 door prizes given away including the
following items: autographs from NASCAR stars, Jimmie
Johnson and Denny Hamlin, an autographed picture from
Orange County Choppers, restaurant gift certificates,
local Harley Davidson merchandise, Chick-fil-A coupons,
and free drinks from the Pepsi Bottling Group.
A special thank you goes to the Chesterfield County
Police Department for providing a wonderful escort during
the whole parade route and to “ALIBI” for providing the
musical entertainment during lunch after the ride.
If you would like information about next year’s ride,
please contact Mark Pinney with Chesterfield County
Parks and Recreation Department at 804-748-1992 or at

Be safe ~ Beth


Thunder on the Mountain II
Wytheville, VA. VABA also thanked Jim Cannon and Matt
Danielson with Virginia Coalition of Motorcycles and the
Law Offices of Tom McGrath for their continuing support.
The roar of thunder will soon be heard again in the Blue Thunder on the Mountain II will again be held at
Ridge Mountains. Virginia Bikers Association sponsored Lake Ridge RV Resort on Saturday, July 21, 2007. Cabin
its first annual Thunder on the Mountain motorcycle rally rentals and camping are available at a discount rate when
on July 29, 2006. The day began with overcast skies & callers specify they are attending Thunder on the Moun-
the threat of rains. Except for a few sprinkles, the day tain II. This weekend is designated as “Harley Weekend”
was a huge success with a larger-than-expected crowd at at the camping resort. Call (276)766-3703 for reserva-
the first VABA rally. Many events were on tap for the day tions.
including a Texas Hold-‘Em-Style Poker Run, motorcycle Thunder on the Mountain II will be bigger and
rodeo, American Red Cross blood drive, and knock-out better with the addition of a bike show with several cat-
music by Back Kountry Band. They rocked our venue egories. Also, due to the overwhelming success of Back
at Lake Ridge RV Resort in Hillsville, VA. Special guest Kountry Band, they will begin playing one hour earlier
speakers were Tom McGrath of the Law Offices of Tom than last year from 5-10 p.m. Before the bikers leave on
McGrath in Richmond, VA, and Delegate Ward Arm- Sunday morning, an informal church service will be held
strong. Both are strong supporters of motorcycle rights. after breakfast is served.
Many door prizes were given away which were provided For more information on Thunder on the Mountain
by local and regional merchants. Thunder on the Moun- II, please call VABA Director Wes Hurst @ (276)728-1201
tain was a great success due to all of our sponsors. Spon- or (276)728-2466 or VABA Assistant Director Don Farris
sors included VABA (Virginia Bikers Association), Lake @ (540)980-5687. You may also visit the VABA web site
Ridge RV Resort, Bill Greever’s Direct Dodge-Chrysler- for more information at
Jeep in Wytheville, VA, and the Harley-Davidson Shop of


The Joker’s Wild
A wife arrived home after a long shopping trip, and was A lady about 8 months pregnant got on a bus. She
horrified to find her husband in bed with a young, lovely tender noticed the man opposite her was smiling at her. She
thing. Just as she was about to storm out of the house, her immediately moved to another seat. This time the smile
husband stopped her with these words: “Before you leave, I turned into a grin, so she moved again. The man seemed
want you to hear how this all came about. Driving home, I saw more amused. When on the fourth move, the man burst out
this young girl, looking poor and tired, I offered her a ride. She laughing, she complained to the driver and he had the man
was hungry, so I brought her home and fed her some of the arrested for harassment. The case came up in court. The
roast you had forgotten about in the refrigerator. Her shoes judge asked the man (about 20 years old) what he had to say
were worn out so I gave her a pair of your shoes you didn’t for himself. The man replied, “Well your Honor, it was like
wear because they were out of style. She was cold so I gave this: When the lady got on the bus, I couldn’t help but notice
her that new birthday sweater you never wore even once her condition. She sat down under a sign that said, ‘The
because the color didn’t suit you. Her slacks were worn out so Double Mint Twins are Comin’ and I grinned. Then she moved
I gave her a pair of yours that you don’t fit into anymore. Then and sat under a sign that said, ‘Logan’s Liniment will reduce
as she was about to leave the house, she paused and asked, the swelling’ and I had to smile. “Then she placed herself
‘Is there anything else that your wife doesn’t use anymore?’ under a deodorant sign that said, ‘William’s Big Stick Did the
“And well, so, here we are!” Trick’, and I could hardly contain myself. BUT, your Honor,
when she moved the fourth time and sat under a sign that
Medical Distinctions: said, ‘Goodyear Rubber could have prevented this Accident’...
We’ve all heard about people having guts or balls. I just lost it!”
But do you really know the difference between them?
In an effort to keep you informed, the definition for each is A West Texas Cowboy’s wife came home just in
listed below... time to find her husband in bed with another woman.
GUTS: is arriving home late after a night out with the With super-human strength, borne of fury, and
guys, being met by your wife with a broom, and having the cutting calves, she dragged him down the stairs,
guts to ask: “Are you still cleaning, or are you flying some- out the back door, and into the tool shed out back
where?” of the barn. She put his tally-whacker in a vice and
BALLS: is coming home late after a night out with the guys, then secured it tightly and removed the handle.
smelling of perfume and beer, lipstick on your collar, slap- Next she picked up an old carpenter’s saw. The banged up
ping your wife on the butt and having the balls to say: “You’re Cowboy was terrified, and hollered, “Stop! Stop!
next.” You’re not gonna cut it off with that rusty damn
I hope this clears up any confusion on the definitions. saw, are you?” The wife, with a gleam of revenge in
Medically speaking, there is no difference in the her eye, put the saw in her husband’s hand and said,
outcome, since both ultimately result in death. “Nope. I’m gonna set this old shed on fire, then go to
town for a ice-cold beer. You do whatever you want, slick. “
Two nuns are ordered to paint a room in the convent, and
the last instruction of the Mother Superior is that they must A male patient is lying in bed in the hospital, wearing an
not get even one drop of paint on their habits. After conferring oxygen mask over his mouth and nose, still heavily sedated
about this for a while, the two nuns decide to lock the door of from a difficult four hour, surgical procedure. A young student
the room, strip off their habits, and paint in the nude. In the nurse appears to give him a partial sponge bath. Nurse”, he
middle of the project, there comes a knock at the door. “Who mumbles, from behind the mask. “Are my testicles black?”
is it?” calls one of the nuns. “Blind man,” replies a voice from Embarrassed, the young nurse replies “I don’t know, sir. I’m
the other side of the door. The two nuns look at each other and only here to wash your upper body and feet.” He struggles
shrug and deciding that no harm can come from letting a blind to ask again, “Nurse, are my testicles black?” Concerned that
man into the room, they open the door. “Nice boobs...,” says he may elevate his vitals from worry about his testicles, she
the man, “...where do you want the blinds?” overcomes her embarrassment and sheepishly pulls back the
covers. She raises his gown, holds his penis in one hand
Mark, a loving husband, was in trouble. He forgot his and his testicles in the other, lifting and moving them around.
wedding anniversary and his wife was really ticked off at him. Then, she takes a close look and says, “There’s nothing
She told him, “Tomorrow morning, I expect to find a gift in the wrong with them, sir !!” The man pulls off his oxygen mask,
driveway that goes from 0 to 200 in under 6 seconds, AND IT smiles at her and says very slowly, “Thank you very much.
BETTER BE THERE.” The next morning, Mark got up really That was wonderful, but listen very, very closely......
early before work. When his wife woke up a couple of hours A r e - m y - t e s t - r e s u l t s - b a c k ?”
later, she looked out the window, and sure enough, there was
a small gift-wrapped box sitting in the middle of the driveway. THUNDER ROADS WILL BE IN STURGIS, SOUTH DAKOTA
Confused, the wife put on her robe, ran out to the driveway, NEXT MONTH.......... Stop By & Tell Us A Great Joke! :)
and took the box into the house. She opened it, and found
a brand new bathroom scale. Mark is not yet well enough to REMEMBER.............WE LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE
have visitors. ------ BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE. Amen


The Joker’s Wild
12th Annual South Central
Bike Fair Chase City, VA
June 8th & 9th, 2007

Welcome to the South Central Virginia Bike Fair. This event

began in 1994 as a vision of three local bikers. They felt there
was a desire for an event to be held locally in southside Vir-
ginia. The group approached the Chase City Virginia Volunteer
Fire Dept. with their idea which was supported with great enthu-
siasm. Both groups set forth to create a memorable event for all
motorcyclists. The first South Central Bike Fair was held in the
summer of 1995 at the South Central Fair Grounds, hence the
The Bike Fair has since grown into a successful annual
event now held at the local Fire Training Grounds. Local mer-
chants and citizens have been very supportive and look forward
to the event each June. This event and its proceeds continue
to benefit the Chase City Volunteer Fire Department. It has
become one of the department’s largest annual fundraisers.
With it’s growth, the organization has added new vendors
and activities each year. There is now FREE camping avail-
able Friday and Saturday night as well as a CRUZ-IN Friday
night at the Chase City VFD training grounds with live music.
The Bike Fair includes live music, new rodeo games, burn-out
pit, tattooists, and much more. More entertainment is sought
after every year in order to keep the event alive and growing to
its fullest potential. As you can see, we had a great time again
this year. We hope to see you make the ride to join us out here
in June 2008. Ride safe!!!


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(410) 629-1599 Iron Sports Custom Cycles
Chix Custom Cycles 3520 Williamson Road
Harley-Davidson/Buell Shop of Williamsport 3745 Shore Drive Roanoke, VA Shenandoah Harley-Davidson/Buell
10210 Governor Lane Blvd - Suite 2004 Virginia Beach, VA (540) 366-0042 213 Rolling Thunder Lane
Williamsport, MD 21795 (757) 363-2453 Staunton, VA
(301) 223-1800 or (301) 416-3900 Jim McClure’s (540) 213-7433
Master Performance Cycles
Harley-Davidson of Maryland Inc Classic Twins 3707 Rochambeau Dr.
7010 Troy Hill Drive 19363 Brandy Road Williamsburg Va. 23188 Southside Harley-Davidson/Buell, Inc.
Elkridge, MD 21075 Brandy Station, VA 757 566-0544 Fax 566-8218 385 North Witchduck Rd
(410) 796-1044 (540) 829-0313 Virginia Beach, VA (757) 499-8964
Coleman Power Sports King’s Restoration
Haus of Trikes 435 S. Washington St. 36 Cloverdale Pl. South Richmond Harley-Davidson Shop
12636 Sunset Ave. Unit F5 Falls Church, VA Cloverdale, VA 10011 Hull Street
Ocean City, MD (800) 888-3619 (540) 966-3911 Richmond, VA
(410) 213-2421 (804) 745-3445 Mark Long Cycles
Coleman Power Sports Thunder Road Harley-Davidson
68 Cool Springs Rd
North Carolina 14105 Telegraph Rd. 4960 Riverside Drive
Fredericksburg, VA
Woodbridge, VA Danville, VA 24541-5630
(540) 899-6700
Curly’s Harley-Davidson/Buell (703) 497-1500 (434) 822-BIKE (2453)
3825 Reidsville Road
22890 Quicksilver Dr
Winston-Salem, NC
Dulles, VA
336-722-3106 Colonial Harley-Davidson/Buell (703) 661-8600 Tidewater Motorcycles Inc.
1701 Temple Parkway 4324 Godwin Blvd
Davis Harley-Davidson Prince George, VA Nicky’s Custom Auto & Cycle Suffolk, VA
2215 Hanford Rd. (804) 861-4700 5570 Raby Rd. (757) 255-4200
Burlington, NC 27215 Norfolk, VA 23502
(336) 227-1261 Cycle Creations (757) 461-7097, (757) 455-6667 Tom’s Custom Cycles 4230 Lankford Hwy Nicky’s cell: (757) 407-2696 7203A George Washington Memorial Hwy Rt17
New Church, VA 23415 Yorktown, VA
Kitty Hawk Harley-Davidson (757) 854-4144 (757) 898-7702
8739 Highway 158 Outkasst Cycles
Harbinger, NC 27941 Departure Bike Works 3907 Bellson Park Dr Velocity Motorcycles – Eagle Riders
(252) 491-2091 5216 Hull St Midlothian, VA 23112 SALES & RENTALS Richmond, VA (804) 744-7848 1202 North Boulevard
(804) 231-0244 “SCREW STOCK” Richmond, VA 23230
Nag’s Head Harley-Davidson
4104 S. Dare Trail Outlanders (804) 353-3456
Milepost 13 (Highway 159 Bypass) Devil Dawg Custom Cycles 4768 US Highway 211 West
Nags Head, NC 27959 14512 Lee Road Units C, D & E Luray, VA 22835 Waugh Enterprises
(252) 255-5922 Chantilly, VA 20151 (540) 743-2040 385 Waugh Boulevard (703) 378-4115 or (888) 550-9810 Orange, VA email: (540) 672-5550


Whitt’s Harley-Davidson/Buell Sales, Inc. The Shade Tree HOOTERs of Chester Comfort Inn Oceanfront South
9321 Center Street 2401 West Hundred Road 8031 Old Oregon Inlet Road
Manassas, VA 757-435-2457 Chester, VA Nags Head, NC
(703) 369-7077 (804) 425-9464 (800) 334-3302 The Leather Shack
10 Weems Lane
West Virginia Winchester, VA 22601 10400 Spotsylvania Ave
Fredericksburg, VA Fisher Productions
(540) 678-3900
Busted Knuckles Custom Cycles (540) 898-8044
Motorcycle & Auto portraits
9478 Winchester Ave Leading the way in Sport Photography
BunkerHill, WV 25413 Trends HOOTERS of Richmond
(804) 720-1049
(304) 229-9360 6405 Williamson Road 7912 West Broad Street Roanoke, VA Richmond, VA SPORT FISHING
(540) 362-9790 (804) 270-9464
Cole Harley-Davidson CHARTER BOAT “AMETHYST”
1804 Bland St. West Virginia Hoss’s Deli Indian River Inlet, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Bluefield, WV 24701 806 Old Oyster Point Tuna * Dolphin * Shark * King Mackerel
(304) 324-8116 C & A Bike Accessories Newport News, VA Sea Bass * Croaker * Flounder
(757) 596-9104 Since 1984 1-800-999-8119
1615 Winchester Ave. Unit B
Mike’s Harley-Davidson
Martinsburg, WV 25401 Email:
Highway 119 Preece Bottom Rd (304) 263-8229 Marilyn’s Hot Rod Café
Delbartown, WV 25670 4207 Wards Rd
(304) 426-4241 Lynchburg, VA
(434) 832-1555
INSURANCE City Limits Tattoo & Piercing, Ltd.
PAINT & GRAPHICS Knuckleheads Roadhouse 119D Boulevard
Clark Insurance Agency 401 North Witchduck Road Colonial Heights, VA 23834
Virginia 4709 Mason Rest Ct. Virginia Beach, VA 23462 (804) 504-0600
Richmond, VA (757) 644-6200
Dye Art Custom Airbrush & Graphics (804) 271-1961
200 Commerce Circle, Suite L Two Feathers Tattoos
Yorktown, VA 23693 Mary Jayne’s Lazy Horse Bar & Grill “Art With A Pulse”
(757) 596-1867 565 Cedar Road (757) 575-5977 North Carolina Chesapeake, Va 23322
(757) 549-0367 BANDS
Hollywood Signs (vehicle graphics, decals) Barry’s Walnut Island Restaurant, Lodge, Southern Attitude Band
23202 Airport St. Sports Center & Marina Randzz Restaurant & Pub
Country * Southern Rock * Classic Rock
Petersburg, VA 23833 169 Walnut Island Blvd 6001 Holland Rd. For Bookings Call Ben Duncan (757) 713-2088
(804) 733-8956 Grandy, NC 27939 Suffolk, VA 23437
(252) 453-4153 (757) 657-9331 The Rhythm Pigs
(757) 286-6001
Epstein, Sandler & Flora P.C. Dirty Dick’s Crab House Talons Sports and Spirits
413 W. York Street On the Bypass, Hwy 158 11800 Hull St. Road
Norfolk, VA 23610 Midlothian, VA 23112 10 Foot 6
Kill Devil Hills, NC
1-800-9-THE-LAW (804) 744-9541 Contact: Sonny Bowen
(252) 449-CRAB (757) 236-5345 or (804) 642-2707
Suits to Sleeveless – EVERYONE’s Welcome Here!
The Law Office of Tom McGrath Krazy’s Saloon
1-800-321-8968 Rt 1 South MOTORCYCLE RENTALS
TOWING Rockingham, NC 28379
(757) 327-1837 Virginia Al’s Towing of Virginia – 24 Hour Service
(910) 610-3839 5570 Raby Rd.
BIKER ACCESSORIES, APPAREL, Bayside Harley-Davidson Norfolk, VA 23502
LEATHERS & GIFTS Mako Mike’s Restaurant 2211 Frederick Blvd I-264 Exit 5 (757) 461-7097, (757) 455-6667
MP 7 – US 158 Bypass Portsmouth, VA 23704 Al’s cell (757) 407-2735
Virginia Kill Devil Hills, NC 757 397-5550
Diva Customs REAL ESTATE
501 17th St. Virginia Eagle Rider Motorcycle Rental
14159 Mariah Court Bob Chapman – The Biker’s Realtor
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Chantilly, VA 926-A J. Clyde Morris Blvd
(757) 428-DIVA Boneshakers Saloon Newport News, VA 23601 1297 General Booth Blvd 703-802-9860
(757) 897-9790
Virginia Beach, VA 23451 1-866-268-6782
Fast Lane Biker Gear & Accessories (757) 961-8382
166 S. Rosemont Rd. Ste. G
Virginia Beach, VA 23452 Harley-Davidson/Buell of Ocean City Stacie “BikerChik” Bennett
(757) 340-4446 Club Car Café 10716 Ocean Gateway “Stacie B”, ABR, Realtor
18497 Dunne Ave Berlin, MD Keller Williams Realty
Harley-Haven Parksley, VA 23421 (410) 629-1599 Cell: (757) 641-7949
1920Atlantic Ave (757) 665-7822
Virginia Beach, VA Kitty Hawk Harley-Davidson
(757) 425-2458 8739 Caratoke Highway PGR, BSSC, HRRA, NAR, VAR
The Cactus Steakhouse & Saloon
6401 George Washington Memorial Hwy Rt 17 Harbinger, NC 27941
252 491-2091 TRAILER SALES
Mr. D’s Leather & Novelties Yorktown, VA
9902A Warwick Blvd (757) 898-8500
Segeleon Racing LLC
Newport News, VA (757) 651-7451
(757) 599-4070 Damon & Company Sports Bar & Grill Shenandoah Harley-Davidson/Buell Email:
7104 George Washington Memorial Hwy 213 Rolling Thunder Lane
Reeps Riders Rt. 17 North Staunton, VA 24401 Trailer World
3601B E. Ocean View Ave Gloucester, VA (540) 213-8026 1982 George Washington Memorial Highway
Norfolk, VA 23518 (804) 693-7218 Gloucester Point, VA 23062
(757) 362-3971 FUN PLACES TO STAY
Virginia Trailer Sales, Inc.
Dirty Dick’s Crab House
Renegade Classics North Carolina 486 Maury River Rd.
Rudee Inlet Lexington, VA 24450
14575 Jefferson Davis Hwy Virginia Beach, VA
Barry’s Walnut Island Restaurant, Lodge, (540) 464-1006 phone
Woodbridge, VA 22191 (757) 491-DICK (540) 464-3244 fax
703-499-9533 Sports Center & Marina HOOTERs of Chesterfield 169 Walnut Island Blvd
1211 Huguenot Rd Grandy, NC 27939
Route 17 – The Rider’s Highway Midlothian, VA (252) 453-4153
3403 High Street (Hwy 17) (804) 378-9464
Portsmouth, VA 23707
(757) 967-8268 THUNDER ROADS MAGAZINE 43
Departure Bike Works, Inc. Bike Show
The over-all winner of the bike show was John Coombs with his “Serenity Bike”. When “Johnny” was presented with
the check for being the winner, he gave it back and asked that it be added to the Travis Trust Fund. This trust fund
was set up for Lee and Brenda Clemens’s (owners of Departure) grand-daughter when their son passed away.
When offered a T-shirt, Johnny said, “ put the cost of the T-shirt in the fund also.”
From Departure and all of us, Thank you, Johnny Coombs!

~ Bo Albert ~


Motorcycle and Scooter Ride
to Work Day is Wednesday,
July 18, 2007
This year’s sixteenth annual
motorcycle and scooter commut-
ing demonstration will increase
the number of riders on the road,
according to Ride to Work, a
non-profit advocacy organization.
“Riding to work on this day shows
ies have shown that across equal distances commuting
the positive value of motorcycles and scooters for trans-
motorcyclists reach their destinations in less time than
portation. For many people, riding is an economical, ef-
those using automobiles, that motorcycles and scooters
ficient and socially responsible form of mobility that saves
consume less resources per mile than automobiles, and
energy, helps the environment and provides a broad
that they take up less space on roads. Motorcycle and
range of other public benefits,” states Andy Goldfine, the
scooter riders seek improved employer recognition and
event organizer. Motorcycle and scooter enthusiasts and
support for this form of transportation, and more public
rider organizations worldwide encourage their members
and government awareness of the positive value of riding.
to ride to work on this day.
According to the United States Census Bureau and the
Ride to Work Day, a 501 c4 nonprofit organization, can be
Department of Transportation, over eighty million cars
reached at:
and light trucks are used for daily commuting on Ameri-
POB 1072, Proctor, Minnesota, 55810 USA
can roads, and about 200,000 motorcycles and scooters
are a regular part of this mix. On Ride to Work Day, the
218 722 9806
practical side of riding becomes more visible as a larger
Christine Holt -
number of America’s 8,000,000 cycles are ridden to work.
Andy Goldfine -
Ride to Work Day helps demonstrate how these vehicles
make parking easier and help traffic flow better. Stud-

Something to think about:

KEYS PLEASE – June 2nd, 2007 This was written by a black gentleman in Texas,
and it is so funny. What a great sense of humor
The Rough Riders MC proudly handed over the and great creativity!!!
keys of a new 2006 Softail motorcycle to Mike
Keefe of Yorktown, VA. Mike was the winner of a
When I was born, I was BLACK,
raffle drawing that the Club has been hosting for
the Wounded Warrior Project. The bike was gener- When I grew up, I was BLACK ,
ously provided by Southside Harley-Davidson in When I went in the sun, I stayed BLACK,
Virginia Beach. Mike said that he didn’t even care When I got cold, I was BLACK ,
if he won the bike but just wanted to contribute. All When I was scared, I was BLACK ,
Proceeds went to the Wounded Warrior Project. When I was sick, I was BLACK ,
And when I die, I’ll still be BLACK .

NOW, You “white” folks....

When you’re born, you’re PINK,
When you grow-up, you’re WHITE ,
When you go in the sun, you get RED,
When you’re cold, you turn BLUE,
When you’re scared, you’re YELLOW,
When you get sick, you’re GREEN,
When you bruise, you turn PURPLE ,
And when you die, you look GRAY.

So who y’all callin’

COLORED folks?


2nd Annual Iron Titans Rally
Tazewell, VA June 8th – 10th, 2007
By Jodi matas-Iron Titans

The 2nd Annual Iron Titans Motorcycle Rally went on

without a hitch on June 8-10 at the Tazewell Co. Fair-
grounds in Tazewell,Va. This year it was a 3-day event,
with lots going on for everyone. Gate’s opened Friday
afternoon at 4:00p.m and it didn’t stop until Sunday af-
ternoon. There was a little something going on for man,
woman and child and they all had a great time. It far
exceeded our expectations and was an over all success.
I am so proud to be a part of something (The Iron Titans)
that we raise money for the Shriner’s Hospital for Chil-
dren. We are already planning for next year’s Rally.
Stay tuned for up dates.


My friends and I will be laying 2500 hundred wreaths on
POINTMAN PERSPECTIVE veteran’s graves on the 15th of December 2007. If you
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
live here in Richmond or close by and would like to help,
please contact me. There is WAA link on my website at
Those of you who read my little contribution to this
great magazine know that I am a Vietnam vet. I did what I
thought was the right thing to do. My country called and I
May the road rise up to meet you
went. Along with almost a million others I fought for what I
May the wind always be at your back
believed in. However, not everyone in this country felt the
May the rain fall gently on your fields
same way we did. Those of us who survived came home
Until we meet again may God hold you
to an ungrateful nation. We were spit on, humiliated, and
in the hollow of His hand
were accused of atrocities beyond belief. Add all this to
surviving the horror of jungle warfare and you have a
Via Con Dios
recipe for disaster.
Reverend Rock
Over the coming months I want to talk about PTSD. I
am preparing a seminar and I’m looking for some per-
Contact Reverend Rock with your stories, comments,
sonal stories from those of you were there. Each person
suggestions, or snide remarks at
there was affected in certain ways. Some reacted differ- and please visit my website at
ently but we all came away wounded, some physically
and all emotionally. It is hard to describe to someone
what goes on inside of you during combat. Growing up in
a small town in the 50’s and 60’s, I was a normal young
guy. I was a rock & roll bass player and loved the mu-
sic and attention I got from young ladies. I was going to
college part time and lovin life. The Vietnam war building
and I had to make a choice. I decided to go into the Army
to be a helicopter pilot.
I got married a short time later and was ready to take
on the whole world. My idealism, patriotism, and love of
country were soon to be tried to the max. I did not have
a relationship with the Lord at that time so I never gave
Him much thought. Looking back however, I know that
His hand was on me all along. I failed my flight physical
because of my eyes so I became a crew chief/door gun-
ner and off I went and just like every other vet I have “war
stories” that would curl your hair.
My point is not to get into everything that happened,
but the effect that these experiences had on me and the
others that survived combat and then came home to
even more hurt and pain. I have come to peace through Rocky is an ordained minister, a Vietnam vet, and an outpost leader
the love of Christ and His grace and forgiveness, but for Pointman International Ministries. He serves as a counselor and a
staff member at Dominion Counseling and Training Center at the East
there are still thousands that have not “come home” yet. Gate of Richmond. Rocky is a graduate of the Elijah House School of
The focus of the rest of my life is devoted to reaching out Prayer Ministry and is a board member of the Richmond Area Coali-
to vets with the love of Christ and making the rest of the tion of Men’s Ministries. He and his wife Donna live in Chester,Virginia
and together have five children and twelve grand children. Rocky is
country aware of the problems vets face; primarily PTSD. the Business Manager for South Richmond Harley-Davidson and rides
I will begin to address this problem next time. Until then, a 2002 Heritage Softail Classic.He and Donna belong to Cornerstone
pray for our troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, and every other Assembly of God Church and is a member of the Christian Motorcy-
clist’s Association, the South Richmond HOG’s, and the Patriot Guard
place they are called to go. They are fighting the enemy Riders. He is also associated with the Richmond International House
over there to keep from fighting them over here. These of Prayer, “ At Ease Ministries” of Fort Lee and can be seen weekly on
are young men and women who deserve our love and Comcast TV on “ Beauty From Ashes” with Bertha Hinson. A veteran’s
advocate, Rocky invites your participation in this article. Share your
respect. experiences, thoughts, and your heart with us here “ On Eagles
Also, I have been appointed director for “Wreaths Wings” where Jesus is Lord.
Across America” for the Richmond National Cemetery.
Club Directory
ABATE of Virginia welcomes all riders to join in the fight to protect your Blue Knights Law Enforcement MC/VA XIII Rolling Thunder, Inc. – VA Chapter 4
rights. No matter what you ride, we want YOU! For more info contact Danville, Virginia meets on 13th of every month Meets the 3rd Monday of each month at Billie Joe’s 2004 Ward Road
Douglas Findlay at 202-250-0799 or Stay on top of Club President - Keith Johnson Website: New members please email Kirk @
the latest ABATE news and events by visiting . or Chris @
Blue Ridge Christian Riders CMA Chapter 264
ABATE Coalfield Riders Chapter Rolling Thunder,® Inc. - VA Chapter 5
Meets 3rd Monday of each month at 6:30pm Roanoke Valley Harley-Davidson Meetings are held every 2nd Sunday of the month @ American Legion,
meets 7pm every 3rd Sunday at Little Big Horn Steak House, in Deel Fork, dealership. Contact: Steve Lemay (540) 721-1969, Graffan Reynolds (540) Post 2, 820 Winfield Road, Petersburg, VA 23803Mike Walton, President
Grundy, VA 24614. Everyone welcome. For more information contact Steve 588-6191, Dave Miller (540) 362-3962 (804) 640-1333
Stacy at 276-935-2484 or
Buell Owners in the DC area Shenandoah Valley HOG
ABATE Culpeper Chapter Meets 1st Sat, 10 am at H-D Monthly meeting @ Verona, Va. Moose alternates 2nd Sunday next month
meets 7pm every 2nd Thursday at Al’s Bar in Culpeper, VA(call for address). 2nd Tuesday. hog hotline (540) 946-9992,
Everyone welcome. For more information contact Wayne Stephens at 540- Castaways Riding Club - Tidewater, VA
937-5568 or Meets 3rd Weds of the month. Wherever your mind wonders…ride after it! Sisters of Chrome Women Motorcycle Club/Maryland
Women Content to grabbing the handlebars and steering our own or email motorcycles. . Contact Sugar Bear
ABATE First Capitol Chapter
meets 9am every 1st Sunday at Moose Lodge 757, 5429 Richmond Rd, – or (410) 477-5557.
Central Virginia Chapter of the Victory Motorcycle Club
Williamsburg VA 23188. Everyone welcome. For more info contact Gene Bill Robinson, Chapter President SONS OF THUNDER MOTORCYCLE MINISTRIES
Spare at 757-369-0755 or Email: 1509 Chesapeake Ave, Chesapeake, VA 23324 www.sonofthundermm.
Cell: (804)339-3784 Home: (804) 737-7910 com peglegjoe@verizon.netWe meet every first Saturday of each month
ABATE Iron Horse Cavalry Chapter at thunder alley Call for directions 757-543-1857 or 757-619-4073. Also we
meets 7pm every 1st Tuesday at Mary Jane’s Café, 826 Kemper St, Central VA Trail Riders have JC’S Fellowship Church where bikers are welcome. Come as you are
Lynchburg VA 24501. Everyone welcome. For more info contact Tony Tronco Meets 7 pm on 1st & 3rd Tues. – meeting place: Thunder Alley. Times: Sunday 9 am & 6 pm; Wed. 7 pm;
at 434-993-3197 or Thurs.(Recovery Program) 7 pm. All our runs go to JC’S Recovery House –
At a Richmond Rest. Info: (804) 272-8038 All people that we help through this house are by application and acceptance
ABATE Lonesome Pine Chapter based on they’re desire for help.
Christian Motorcyclist Association Northern Virginia Chapter 348
meets 6:30pm every 1st Tuesday at Mosby’s Restaurant, 205 Ridgeview Rd, NVCR meets 3rd Sat each month @ Old Country Buffet in
Wise VA 24293. Everyone welcome. For more info contact Shag Meade at The Southern Cruisers Riding Club - Hill City Chapter of Lynchburg, Va.
Manassas @ 9:00 am, President – Rick Saunders,
276-565-4541 or meets the second Wednesday of every month @ Vinny’s Italian Restaurant @
CMA/Blue Ridge Christian Riders (Roanoke area) 7:00pm. Please contact the following if interested. Phil Stanley-First Officer
ABATE Mason-Dixon Chapter @ Rhonda Moyers, Second Officer: rmoyers@verizon.
Meets 3rd Mon. at RVHD 1925 Peters Creek Rd, Roanoke, VA net. Please visit our web site
meets 8pm every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at John’s Place, 11104 Lee Hwy,
Info: (540) 588-6191
Fairfax VA 22030. Everyone welcome. For more information contact Bob
Seoane at 703-206-0571 or 703-309-6605 or Southern Virginia American Legion Riders
Concours Owners Group
COG – Northeast Area www, We are open to all bikes & all Veterans’ & family members of Veterans. P
ABATE Olde Dominion Chapter O Box 57 Colonial Heights, VA 23834, (804) 526-4167,
meets 8pm every 1st Monday at JV’s Restaurant, 6666 Arlington Blvd, Falls Mid-Atlantic Region Luray, VA #1887 email:
Church, VA. Everyone welcome. For more info contact Nick Mursin at 301- Patrick Sprague (540) 743-4874
633-0917 or Email:
Star Touring & Riding Chapter 188
Down By Law 757 MC Club 5461 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
ABATE River City Chapter, contact Lisa Laufer @ (757) 646-6738 or
meets 6pm every 3rd Sunday at Outkasst Cycles, 3907 Bellson Park Dr, President – “Quiet Storm”
Midlothian VA 23112. Everyone welcome. For more information contact Email:
Steve Skeens at 804-389-8293 or
EZRR Club, Inc. Richmond, VA
ABATE Virginia Cruisers Chapter Info: (804) 932-4784/ Star Touring & Riding Chapter 208 - Richmond, Va
Meets the 3rd Thursday each month, check the website for more info.
meets 1pm every 1st and 3rd Sunday at Moose Lodge # 1119, 2307 60th
GWRRA chapter K of Roanoke Contact: Bob Gagne (804)458-4759 or
St, Hampton VA 23661. Everyone welcome. For more info contact Donald
Cournoyer, 757-723-2019 or Meets 3rd Thursday, Holiday Inn Airport
Web address: STAR touring and riding chapter 260 Winchester VA, meets 2nd Saturday,
American Cruisers Motorcycle Club Chapter 54 - Chesapeake, VA Chapter Directors: Jerry & Linda Hall (540) 387-0897 9am at Golden Corral in Winchester,VA on 522. 4th Sunday rides also. Email:
President Jack Wright (757) 465-8578, www. for info GWWRA Chapter D of Richmond VA
American Cruisers Motorcycle Club Chapter 57 - Va. Beach,Va. clubs or any organization that hosts rides/events are welcome to attend.
President Brian Brooner, E-Mail GWTA THE LOONEY TOON RIDERS Come out & meet some good people from all around the area. We’re all working
Meets at 460 Western Sizzlin, 2nd Sat each month at 2 pm together so that each one our rides/events can be scheduled not to conflict
with others & then we can all have a successful turnout. Our meetings are held
Army of The Lord, Virginia (Virginia Beach) Christian Riding Group For more info call (540) 265-2986
@ 7PM on the 3rd Thursday of every month (except December) at the Golden
Meets 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. 7:30 pm Corral, on the corner of Volvo Pkwy & Battlefield Blvd in Chesapeake, VA
Overseer: Rich “Sluggo” Segarra 757-450-4190 Hampton Roads Southern Cruisers Riding Club Chapter #26 Website http// Virginia Bikers Association Inc. “Cruiser” Mosher 1st Officer HRSC P. O. Box 1591, Hillsville, VA 24343,, email:
Bayside Hog – Meets 7pm on 3rd Friday at Bayside Harley-Davidson
Heaven Bound Bikers Virginia Freedom Riders
Outer Banks HOG – Meets 2pm, 1st Saturday at Outer Banks Harley- Meets 2nd Sat. each month 9am riders in South Hill (434) 372-3785 a great P O Box 1387, Suffolk, VA 23439-1387 President: Bernie
Davidson Adams Email: Membership Officer: Sandy Cartwright
ride after each meeting
Bikers with Heart Foundation, Inc. Heaven’s Saints Motorcycle Ministry V MAX Owners Association
501 ©3 Non-Profit Organization, National Fallen Biker Memorial Weekend, 4181 Worsham Rd. Powhatan, Va 23139 (804) 598-9026; rodneyrides@juno. Eric Ellerman- Regional Director, 8009 Robincrest Ct., Fuquay Varina, NC
P.O. Box 291 Bryantown, MD 20617, Office: (301) 893-2900 Email: com 27526 (919) 567-1991 home, (919) 244-4660 cell, 150*132514*24 Nextel Direct Connect Jimmy Rey - Chapter Leader Virginia/District of Columbia,
Website: Honda Riders Club (HRC), Appalachian M/C 5901 Atteentee Rd Springfield, VA. 22150-3906, Day: 703-560-0600 x 15,
Motto: We Ride Because We Care Meetings & open rides on 4th Sundays, 11 am at Loudoun Motorsports in Cell: 703-618-2333 Tony Waterman - Charlotte, NC Chapter Leader, 6144
Leesburg, VA Info: (703) 777-1652 Roseway Ct., Harrisburg , NC. 28075-6509, Eve: 704-454-5753
Blue Knights Virginia Chapter III
Richmond, VA (804) 379-0578 Williamsburg Riders MC Club
Honda Riders Club (HRC) We meet at the Capitol Pancake and Waffle House at 800 Capitol Landing
Manassas Honda Rider’s Club Meets 1st Tues 7:30 pm Stonewall Jackson Road, Williamsburg, VA on the 2nd Sunday of each month (except May which
Blue Knights Law Enforcement MC/VA Chapter V – Hampton Roads VFD 7814 Garner Road, Manassas, VA Info: (703)361-2233 is on the 2nd Sat. due to Mother’s day) at 9am for breakfast & leave by 10
Meets 4th Wed every month 7 pm, 110 Kempsville Rd, Chesapeake, VA
am (unless earlier time is set by ride leader). We are usually headed off for
Club President – Susan Taylor (757) 531-1224 Indian Riders Group a ride of about 75 – 300 miles depending upon the weather and who shows VA Beach Indian Riders Info: (757)449-6017 up to ride. The club is open to all makes of motorcycles and all abilities are welcome. Contact John Heckman
LadyRiders, Inc. Motorcycle Club - Northern Virginia Area
Meets 2nd Monday of the month, schedules rides 4th wked of month
Blue Knights Law Enforcement MC/VA VII Wings Over History
See or write Gold Wing Road Riders Assoc.
Pres. George A. Cipra Appalachian Region N. Virginia District Georgia & Ken Sladak, Directors,
Queen Beez Motorcycle & Social Association 9612 Alfaree Rd., Richmond, VA 23237 P O Box 35396
Blue Knights Law Enforcement MC/VA VIII
Richmond, VA 23235 Women on Wheels
Meets on 1st Wed at the Charlottesville FOP Lodge NOW FORMING VA CHAPTER Call (800) 322-
Info: Willie Barnett (804) 589-1824 1969 or email:
Richmond Riders
Blue Knights Law Enforcement MC/VA Chapter X 2nd Sunday every month meets for Bikes in the
Yorktown, VA Bottom 9:30am Poe’s Pub on Main St.
Contact Jason
The Blue Fox Cafe greets you first with the smell of
great sandwiches and desserts in the air. Then you
see the mural that wraps around the entire shop with
motorcycles and tributes to the Carytown Richmond
area. It’s hard to decide exactly which sandwich or
homemade side to order…there’s 33 to pick from!
But you can’t go wrong with their signature sandwich
“The Martin”. It had a write up in Lifestyle maga-
zine along with “Fidel Foxtro’s Cuban”. All of the
sandwiches are piled high with the freshest veggies,
premium quality meats & cheeses. It used to be the
Longtime High’s Sandwich shop. They serve domes-
tic & microbrew beer & wine and have a special beer
called the HELLES ANGEL.
Brenda O’Callaghan is the owner of this great
place that is located at the end of Cary Street Town.
She is a big time reader of Thunder Roads Magazine
and was so happy to see us there. She was described
to me by a long time friend Wild Bill…” Brenda runs
as strong as a man - she is BIG hearted & genius. She
is loved and is a BIG asset to the biker world. Other
then this cafe biking is her love.” She has done
catering for HOG chapters, Rallies, charities and
also for Corporate events. Brenda’s sister, Peaco,
does ALL the baking for the catering. Just call in
your orders and she’ll fix you up. The Blue Fox Café
is opened Mon-Fri 10:30-4:00, Sat 11-4:00, but does
open for private parties and some nightly entertain-
ment. Check out their web site
for upcoming concert info and also for an upcoming
poker run stop here. They’re located at 10 S. Thomp-
son Street, Richmond, Va. 23221, (804) 355-8804.
There is a RIDE IN SCHEDULED for July 17th and Au-
gust 21st Tuesday 4:00-8:00 so ride on in and you’ll
see what I am talking about.

~ DeAna ~