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Thunder Roads Magazine® MD-DE-DC 4157 Mountain Road #233 Pasadena, Maryland 21122

Letter from Editor........................................................... 3 Big City’s Two-Wheel Testament................................... 4 Biker Bites at the Beach................................................ 7 Featured MC: Sons Of Solomon................................... 8

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Joker’s Wild..................................................................11 ABATE of Maryland..................................................... 13 Big City Road Hounds................................................. 15 A Talk With David Uhl.................................................. 16 Timonium’s Big Show.................................................. 20 Center Calendar.......................................................... 22


Big City’s Reader’s Rides............................................ 24 Band of the Month: Sons of the Radio........................ 26

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Events......................................................................... 30 Sippin’ Shine with HillBilly............................................ 33 NCOM Biker News...................................................... 34 Biker Friendly Directory............................................... 36 Thunder Cam.............................................................. 38


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nother month down and I don’t know about you but I am ready to party. As promised Big City has delivered again. This month’s magazine is the run down on this year’s Big Show. We had a great time and talked to a lot of great people. Be sure to check out the interviews of David Uhl and Emilio Rivera. Moving forward as we do here at Thunder Roads Magazine MD-DEDC. Who’s ready for OC Spring Bikes to the Beach? This guy.... We have been working hard to get ready for the show and can’t wait to party with all our friends.

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) “Where was God?”

A Biblical Counseling View of (PTSD) and Posttraumatic Growth Development (PTGD) as it is presented in the Life of the Apostle Paul)? Perhaps,( Philippians 3:6a) can serve as a starting point to construct an approach to PTSD that is conducive to the biblical record. Paul writes that he was “a persecutor of the church.” Paul seems never to have been able to forget his persecuting activity, the memory of it continually haunts him.

But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, That I may declare all Your works.( Psalm 73:28) A significant question in the mind of a person wrestling with the aftermath of a traumatic incident is, “Where was God?” This valid cry of the soul is a( PTSD) survivor’s attempt to understand what it means to trust in a power greater than themselves. The question cannot be avoided. What does (trauma) do to the human heart? Simply, (trauma) sends a message, that seems to prove that God is not good,” Frequently,( PTSD) survivors struggle with an inner story that for God to have permitted the traumatic incident to occur, God must have character traits like their abusive father or neglectful mother. More damaging and hurtful is the belief that God looked the other way while the trauma was happening. Consequently, (PTSD) survivors sometimes conclude that trust, on any level, with any person, is foolish. What did the Apostle Paul do about his reoccurring disturbing memories?

13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14 New King James Version (NKJV) There is no way to completely address ( PTSD) in this article and I am no expert on the subject. I can only offer a word of encouragement to those who have lost their faith in The Lord and those who are wrestling with their faith at the moment. I can only offer this final scripture to those who are struggling, The Lord is not your enemy but there is an enemy of your soul and this is the conflict we find ourselves in. THERE IS HOPE!! 9 I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. 10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly ( John 10:9-10) New King James Version (NKJV)

Gordon “Preacher” Bacon PO Box 1107 Leonardtown, MD. 20650 Facebook; Rushing Wind Motorcycle Ministry 240 577 0605 Gordon and his family, his wife Debbie, Son Gordon “Gordy” Jr, Christina and Janine first started out in ministry in New Mexico on the Navajo Reservation in January of 1983. Gordon and his family moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1986 and continued their work with the Navajo from there. During their stay in Arizona The Bacon Family Ministry attended Sweetwater Church of The Valley under Pastor Glenn Foster. Gordon Bacon also was both a student and an instructor at Sweetwater Bible College. While living in Phoenix, AZ the ministry with the Navajo continued along with adding Prison ministry in Florence, AZ at Florence Maximum Security Prison to those on death row and lifers with no chance of parole. The Bacon Family moved to Fairmont, WV in 1991 to where Gordon was an interim pastor for The Church of Living Waters Jesus Outreach. In 1993 the Lord called Gordon and Debbie Bacon to Southern Maryland. Debbie became the Administrator for The Rock Christian Academy while Gordon continued to minister around the country and into Mexico. Today Gordon “Preacher” Bacon is the Founder of Rushing Wind Ministry and Rushing Wind M/M in Southern Maryland. 4

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he Son of Solomon Motorcycle Club is a nationally recognized Motorcycle Club comprised of Prince Hall Masons. The

San Antonio, TX

Petersburg, VA

club was formed in the fall of 2007.

Doc or National President had a vision to start a motorcycle club of like-minded men. Initially he reached out to Walk (National Vice President) and shared his vision on starting a MC based in the Washington, DC area. The two discussed the formation of a club and their options. Early on in the discussions Hack (National Sgt At Arms) joined in the vision. As the three started to envision a club of like-minded men they looked at other Masonic related clubs with the thought of just joining one of those larger clubs. After thought and reflection the three, decided to embark on a journey of starting their own club. In the spring of 2008 the Sons of Solomon Motorcycle Club was born. We operate under traditional MC values and hold our commitments to masonry sacred in our travels. We are a group of men who share a commitment to God, Family, Brotherhood and Masonry. We have a foundation that is solid. We all share a special bond that is earned; that bonds which allows us as Masons to travel and the freedom to travel on motorcycles.


New Orleans, LA

Nashville, TN

In the short time since the Sons were established we have grown nationally and has become known as the Motorcycle club for Prince Hall Masons. Our goal is to spread the cement of brotherly love and affection, that cement which unites us into one sacred society of brothers. Our mission is to spread brotherly love, faith and charity. Our charitable works across the nation include: •

Feeding the homeless

Providing transportation services for the elderly

Organizing coast and toy drives for the less fortunate

Supporting Voter Registration drives

Supporting Stop the Violence Campaigns

Supporting fights against diabetes, brain tumors and cancer campaigns GMAN President Sons of Solomon MC Baltimore Chapter


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A farmer ordered a high-tech milking machine. Since the equipment arrived when his wife was out of town, he decided to test it on himself first. So, he inserted his “manhood” into the equipment, turned on the switch and everything else was automatic. Soon, he realized that the equipment provided him with much more pleasure than his wife did. When the fun was over, though, he quickly realized that he couldn’t remove the instrument from his ‘member’. He read the manual but didn’t find any useful information on how to disengage himself. He tried every button on the instrument, but still without success. Finally, he decided to call the supplier’s Customer Service Hot Line with his cell phone “Hello, I just bought a milking machine from your company. It works fantastic, but how do I remove it from the cow’s udder?” “Oh, don’t worry,” replied the customer service rep, “The machine will release automatically once it’s collected two gallons. Have a nice day, now.”

A Preacher was explaining that he must move on to a larger congregation that will pay him more. There is a hush within the congregation. No one wanted him to leave. They adored their Preacher. Joe Smith, who owns several car dealerships in the City stands up and proclaims, .. ‘If the Preacher stays, I will provide him with a new Cadillac every year, and his wife with a Honda mini-van to transport their children! and the Congregations children on Church outings.” The congregation sighs in relief, and applauds. Sam Brown, a successful entrepreneur and investor, stands and says, ‘If the Preacher will stay on here, I’ll personally double his salary, and also establish a foundation to guarantee a college education for all his children!’ More Amen’s and loud applause. Sadie Jones, age 88, stands and announces with a smile, ‘If the Preacher stays, .... I will give him sex!’ There is total silence and shock. The Preacher, blushing, asks her, ‘Mrs. Jones, whatever possessed you to say that?’ Sadie’s 90 year old husband Jake is now trying to hide, holding his forehead with the palm of his hand, and shaking his head from side to side, while his wife replies, ‘Well , I just asked my husband how we could help,and he said,......’Ah, Hell, Screw him!’


A sweet grandmother telephoned St. Joseph’s Hospital. She meekly asked, “Is it possible to speak to someone who can tell me how a patient is doing?” The operator said, “I’ll be glad to help, dear. What’s the name and room number of the patient?” The grandmother in her weak, tremulous voice said, “Norma Findlay, Room 302.” The operator replied, “Let me put you on hold while I check with the nurse’s station for that room.” After a few minutes the operator returned to the phone and said, “I have good news. Her nurse just told me that Norma is doing well. Her blood pressure is fine; her blood work just came back normal and her physician, Dr. Cohen, has scheduled her to be discharged later today.” The grandmother said, “Thank you. That’s wonderful. I was so worried. God bless you for the good news.” The operator replied, “You’re more than welcome. Is Norma your daughter?” The grandmother said, “No, I’m Norma Findlay in Room 302. No one around this damn place will tell me jack-shit.”

When John and Mary first got married John said, “I am a sex addict and I’m putting a box under the bed to help control my addiction. You must promise never to look in it.” In all their 30 years of marriage Mary never looked. However, curiosity got the best of her and she lifted the lid and peeked inside. In the box were 3 empty beer cans and $81,874.25 in cash. She closed the box and put it back under the bed. Now that she knew what was in the box, she was really curious as to how? That evening they were out for a special Anniversary dinner. After dinner Mary could no longer contain her curiosity and she confessed, saying, “I am so sorry. For all these years I kept my promise and never looked into the box under our bed. However, today the temptation was too much and I gave in. But now I need to know why do you keep the 3 beer cans in the box?” John thought for a while and said, “I guess after all these years you deserve to know the truth. Whenever I was unfaithful to you I put an empty beer can in the box under the bed to remind myself not to do it again.” Mary was shocked, but said, “Hmmm, I am very disappointed and saddened by your behavior. However since you are addicted to sex, I guess it does happen and I guess 3 times is not that bad considering your problem.” John thanked her for being so understanding. They hugged and made their peace. A little while later Mary asked John, so why do you have all that money in the box? John answered; “Well, whenever the box filled up with empty cans, I took them to the recycling center and redeemed them for cash”.

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Motorcycle season is right around the corner. Years ago it seemed like everyone knew what ABATE of Maryland was. Now I am asked what ABATE is on a daily basis.  I don’t know why that is but we are working hard to change that.  So here goes the definition.  ABATE means A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments.  Here is what that means.  We are a grassroots motorcycle lobbying organization.  We are also about safety and awareness.  We lobby in Annapolis on anything motorcycle related.  WE ARE NOT JUST ABOUT HELMETS.  I get asked all the time - “So you’re the helmet people”.  There are so many more issues that we address.  Yes helmet freedom of choice is one.  We believe an adult age 21 and over should be able to  make that decision to wear a helmet or not himself.  It should not be

mandated. ABATE of Maryland has accomplished so much over the years.  Thanks to ABATE you can now use auxilliary lighting on a motorcycle.  This allows for Blue Dot illumination.  Maryland now has 7» X 4»  registration plates which brings the size in line with the standard size used by most states.  No more car plates.  In 2008 the right-of-way bill passed which establishes that if a person fails to yield the right-ofway in violation of a specified provision of law and the violation contributes to an accident that results in the death or serious bodily injury of another, the person is subject to a specified fine and the MVA is authorized to possibly suspend the persons license for a specified period of time.  We enacted the Motorcycle Safety Program in 1983.  We also defeated an attempt to impose catastrophic health insurance that would make motorcycling unaffordable for most riders.  We also enacted a lemon law that protects consumer interests of motorcycle purchasers and enacted a parking law that allows two motorcycles to park in one metered spot instead of only one.  We maintain relationships with other motorcycle rights organizations, including MRF, AMA and NCOM.  So you see, we are not just the helmet people. We are your voice in Annapolis.  We fight for your rights on a daily basis.  If you own or ride a motorcycle/ATV and you are interested in preserving your rights and freedoms regarding riding in Maryland, we need your support.  You can contact us on the web at www. or call the state office at 800 8430252. Michelle Holcomb Executive Director ABATE of Maryland, Inc. LIVE TO RIDE. RIDE TO LIVE. RIDE FREE! SHELL


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Hurley is a 9 month old, male, Irish Wolfhound/ Lab mix who came into our shelter earlier in the month when his previous owners felt he needed more exercise then they could give him. Hurley is still such a puppy! He has an endless amount of energy and loves to play with tennis balls and Frisbees. On first glance Hurley looks to be a shaggy black dog, however out in the light his coat turns into a chocolate color which makes him absolutely beautiful. Hurley is already crate trained and does well with other dogs. He would love to be in a home by St. Patrick’s day so he can celebrate his Irish heritage with his new family! Lady is one of our Senior Citizens here at the shelter. She just reached her 10 year old birthday and is as spry and rumbustious as some of our youngest puppies. Lady is a firecracker, she will investigate everything and has no fear about going where ever her curiosity takes her. She was rescued by the SPCA from another shelter where she ran out of time. Lady does have a lot of energy, although she is more mature, this little lady would benefit from some training. Lady is perfect entertainment, its had to have a bad day when she is so happy to see everyone and runs around you in circles to get your attention. Lady will make a great addition to any family!

Slim is one lucky dog! He rescued from a shelter that does not adopt out pit bulls. Him and his brother (Jim) are only 8 months old and are very full of life. Luckily the other shelters staff fell in love with these two pups and held on to them until the SPCA could come pick them up. Slim is very sleek and wants to please people. Slim and his brothers are best friends and will go outside and wrestle for hours, they are a blast to watch, but you have to stay quiet because as soon as you say their names or remind them your standing there, they run full speed at you to give kisses. Slim is a bit more low key then his brother and loves to sit in the sun and cuddle with people. Jim is the other half to Slim. Jim is just ridiculous and silly! When something grabs his attention his ears will stand completely upright and he looks hilarious. Both boys are at the perfect age to adjust well into a new home, they are young and receptive to new information yet old enough to understand concepts such as house breaking.

Stop by our shelter to visit the animals shown or the many others up for adoption! SPCA of Anne Arundel County, 1815 Bay Ridge Avenue, Annapolis, Maryland 21403 410-268-4388 – The SPCA of Anne Arundel County is not affiliated with, or supported by any other SPCA or humane organization. There is no national structure for SPCAs and we are not a chapter of any larger organization. We are a private, non-profit organization that serves Anne Arundel County. We receive no funds from local, state or federal government. The SPCA relies on the generosity of individuals and businesses in our community to ensure that homeless companion animals receive the best possible care.


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A Talk with David Uhl

And A Look at His Amazing Work


By Hillbilly

hen I first got to the Timonium Bike Show, I did what every self-respecting biker does I went looking for bikes and babes. I don’t really remember seeing David Uhl’s large booth right there in the middle of it all. I passed by a couple of times and never really paid much attention to it. I’ve always stayed away from most art things, because to be honest I am the worst artist of all time. I’m sure you all know someone like me, the guy that can’t even draw stick people. I guess I’ve always been jealous of people that could draw or paint so effortlessly. I didn’t realize just how jealous I was about to be. On one of my trips around the show I looked into his booth and the next thing I knew I was standing in front of one of the pictures. I couldn’t believe how great these paintings were. The more I looked around I really liked what I was seeing, and it didn’t take long to see that I wasn’t the only one. The booth was full of bikers young and old, male and female. The paintings were just amazing. I knew I had to talk to David Uhl if I could get the chance. As I watched him finishing a new painting, I decided to asked if he would mind talking with me and sharing his story with Thunder Roads Magazine MDDE-DC. He accepted the offer, and after talking with him I gained a great respect for him and had to share his works with our readers. David started painting motorcycles in 1998. Before that he was an international illustrator. He did ball point pen drawings as a style that became really popular. He did everything from Apple computers, IBM, Newsweek, and Time. He also did all the Brookstone ads and worked with Fed Ex for six years. In 1998 he decided he didn’t want to illustrate any longer and wanted to try his hand at painting. THUNDER ROADS MAGAZINE MD-DE-DC

When we talked about the paintings, I asked about the reception he’s gotten from the biker community. He summed it up in one word “Incredible”. He always figured he would get a good response because of the subject of his paintings. He paints mainly antique motorcycles like pan heads, knuckles, and flat heads. It’s all the things bikers love and a recipe for success. I also usually have a cute girl or woman painted with respect and class. He finds women like the paintings as much as the men do because of that. If you happen to go to a show and find out David is there displaying and selling his art, find something you like and buy it early. He tells me he sells out at most of the shows. So if you were thinking about getting a Uhl painting, don’t be hesitant to pull the trigger or you may just miss the chance to own one of these amazing works of art. His studios are located in Golden Colorado. David usually does attend Daytona Bike week, Sturgis, and he also goes to the Arizona Bike shows. He came to the East Coast because he was invited to the New York bike show. So he decided to do Timonium and then onto Indiana before going to Daytona. Which worked out good for us and we got a chance to see his work up close. For the next year and a half he’s going to do some painting of the history of wine making. He said it was going to be “some pretty serious art”. He also said he would keep doing the motorcycle paintings during this time. Which I was glad to hear. Thunder Roads is going to feature David’s work in upcoming monthly editions as it becomes available. Tell us what you think and we will pass it on to David. In the meantime if you’re interested in obtaining some great motorcycle art for your collection you can go to or contact Greg Rhodes at 303-913-4840. Be sure to tell them that Thunder Roads MD-DE-DC sent you.

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Will Fair 2006 Independent Low Life

Big Show 2013


By Rhino

here do you start? That’s the question that comes to mind while writing this follow up on this year’s Big Show. Between the record breaking attendance of over 41,000 and the amazing displays of creativity, this is one show that truly sets the bar. From the time the doors opened Friday morning til they closed on Sunday the crowd was non-stop. It got so busy Saturday that the Fire Marshall had to shut down the entry thru the gate for one hour to insure that the show did not exceed maximum capacity. Even with that, I would be willing to bet that there were no disappointed attendees at the Big Show this year. I mean how could you; this show had something for everyone. For the all custom builders at heart, there were several of the top builders from the area and beyond here, such as C&C Cycle, Severe Cycles, and Kundratic Kustoms just to name a few. The bikes they displayed were at the top of the market and really helped the imagination of all us enthusiast with ideas for our own rides. Very rarely do you get the chance to talk to these artists and learn where their inspirations or ideas come from. Jim Wubben of P.B. Choppers was also in attendance all three days. Jim had a large display of all his masterpieces from his Dale Earnhardt Sr. Bike to his latest creation the “Duke”, a John Wayne tribute bike that he unveiled for the first time on Saturday. Again just another great attraction among many that the Big Show provides. Speaking of Artist, you really missed out on an opportunity if you didn’t make to this year’s Big Show to meet and see some of the latest and greatest master pieces from the man himself, David Uhl. This artist is without a doubt in my mind and several others that were in attendance the next generations Norman Rockwell. I know that’s a big statement to make, but his art speaks for itself. As soon as you walked in the show and around the corner you automatically were drawn in at the mere sight of these amazing paintings that were on display. If you did indeed miss the chance to see these works of art go to and check them out for yourself and you be the judge. As far as the eye could see the show was also packed with the local works of art from riders all over the east coast region and beyond. With theme bikes that ranged from the Smurfs to Aliens and just about everything in between. There were over a 125 bikes entered into the Custom Bike and Antique Bike Competition this year, and after the 26 hours of judging was completed to insure that each bike received the same amount of time for inspection. We would like to congratulate the top 5 winners in the show who are: Judges Choice Best of Show: Will Fair 2006 Independent Low Life Best Display of Show: Herb Wolfe 1996 Harley Ironhead Sportster

Best Handcrafted Parts: Jeremy Cupp 2011 Special Construction Best Paint of Show: Sean Gray 2005 Kawasaki The Winner of the 4th Annual Beatrice Landis Memorial Award for Best Antique of Show : Larry Wroten 1954 Harley Service Cart Now that we have mentioned those winners and put them up to local celebrity status, let’s get to those celebrities that were in attendance. As it should be we will introduce the ladies first. That’s right Michele Smith from the new Discovery Channel show Two Wheel Thunder was present and signing autographs and taking photos with all her fans. She was not the only star that was making an appearance at the Big Show this year. Vinnie & Cody

Herb Wolfe 1996 Harley Ironhead Sportster

Larry Wroten 1954 Harley Service Cart

Jeremy Cupp 2011 Special Construction Sean Gray 2005 Kawasaki

from Discovery Channel’s 10 year run of “American Chopper” were also on hand. Finally let’s not forget the nicest bad guy you’ll ever meet Emilio Rivera or as some of you may know him as Marcus Alvarez, the President of the Mayan Motorcycle Club, on the popular FX show Sons of Anarchy. Without a doubt one of the nicest celebrities I have had the privilege of meeting.

Manufactures that were present as well with their newest editions and great deals. It was defiantly a power house of local dealers from Battley Cycles, Pete’s Cycle, and Bob’s BMW there was no short on the variety of bikes to look at.

With all that said there is still so much to go over and I don’t want to leave anything out so if you didn’t make it out this year you will realize what a huge mistake it was and start marking your calendar now for next year’s Big Show at the Timonium Fairgrounds located in Timonium, Maryland February 7th – 9th 2014. For more information about next year’s show check out

One thing that gets over looked is the Big Show is the place to go to set your schedule for the rest of the year with all the areas upcoming rallies on display as well like Mountainfest, Morgantown, WV, OC Bike Bikes to the Beach, Ocean City, MD, and Thunder in the Valley, Johnston, PA. to list a couple. Honestly the Big Show delivers like no other. Between the timing of the show allowing you to get ramped up for the upcoming riding season and the 100 plus vendors to allow you to buy whatever it is you may need to get ready all under one roof.

On to the next great feature, we would have to go with all the great deals to be had with all the big name and local vendors in the building from Baltimore HD with their massive display of new bikes and bike accessories, to vendors like Everything Jack Daniels, Rider Insurance and let’s not overlook all the leather and riding gear vendors you would ever need. You can’t fail to mention all the

As if all that wasn’t enough to fill the need for some bikes on a cold winter’s day. Lowside’s Swapmeet held some hands on workshops and tool technique demonstrations for the fast growing garage-built motorcycle scene. Covering all the Café Racers, Bobber’s, Rat Bikes, and more was another successful part of the show this year as well.



Randy Savage, Arnold, MD

2008 Road King Classic Added hard bags and Dead Center Fairing. Had painted White Gold Pearl and Black Pearl to Match. Submit pictures of your ride to to be featured in future Reader Rides.


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ntroducing Sam Dixon, a well traveled photographer that has the job most men who love bikes and hot

babes would die to have.

Sam has agreed to share his love for both with the readers of Thunder Roads Magazine. Look for more from him as he travels around the country to photograph the hottest bikes, built by the country’s elite builders. More important the hot babes that will make you hate Sam as much as you love his photos.


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ust Press Go! An appropriate title to the first song on the debut CD from Sons of the Radio released in 2010.

This band has been pressing GO since their inception in 2009. Now in 2013, and preparing for their second CD release due to drop in June of this year, the band is pressing on harder than ever. Averaging about 50 shows a year, from all nighters in local clubs to opening for national touring acts such as LA Guns, Bang Tango, Black Stone Cherry, Charm City Devils and several more at places like Ram’s Head Live. This group of ultra talented local musicians is poised to break out of the “local band” stigma and become a regional, and hopefully national, powerhouse. Son’s of the Radio was formed in Laurel, MD in 2009 by current members Guitarist Mike Sullivan, Drummer Jimmy Herberson, Vocalist Matt Gomez (just Gomez) and former bassist Richie Widzbor. Current bassist Tom Kravulski joined in Jan of 2012 when Richie left to pursue other interest and spend more time with his young children. They started out as a pure rock cover band and instantly gained a very loyal following. The inspiration of large crowds at their shows and the progress the band made musically early on encouraged them to start writing their own music and a 7 song CD release called Heartstrings and Heresies arrived in 2010. The different members of the band have a wide range of music influences that shows in their writing. Son’s of the Radio does not sound like every other band that has come


along recently. By combining the styles that each of the band member is influenced by they have come up with their own style that is unique, they call if Filthy Rock! It’s not metal, it’s not classic rock, alternative, punk or hard rock, It’s all of those. The 7 songs on H&H emulate these influences. If you give it a listen start to finish you can pick out the influences ranging form Alice in Chains to Eric Clapton or Foo Fighters to the Replacements. Entertaining, easy to listen too and not like everything else you here nowadays. Though it’s their first recording effort it has maturity of writing you don’t often find in a debut. This makes the upcoming 2nd release all that more anticipated. Heartstrings and Heresies (engineered, mixed and coproduced by Jerome Maffeo of Jimmie’s Chicken Shack) was a breakthrough. It lead to several awards due to it’s infectious and memorable tunes. Son’s of the Radio, in addition to other awards, was named Muzikreviews. com “Pick of the Week” in May 2012, Top 10 finalist in the Gorilla Music National Battle of the Bands 2010, Shockwave Magazine “Band of the Month” Jan 2012, WBAL TV Top 40 Break Out Band Dec 2011. Currently, as of this writing, Sons of the Radio are on’s homepage as a featured Band of the Week. Son’s of the Radio can be seen and heard at several local clubs in Maryland on a regular basis. Check their website below for the schedule. For you Redskins fans, Sons of the Radio has a traditional gig at the Extreme Skins tailgate

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Upcoming Dates Mon Mar 25 The Ottobar 98 rocks NOISE IN THE BASEMENT Baltimore, MD | 8:00PM Sat Apr 20 Looney’s Pub South Maple Lawn, MD | 10:00PM Fri Apr 26 Sonoma’s Bar and Grille Columbia, MD | 9:00PM

group’s draft day party every year. If you want to come join the fun this year it will be on April 27th in the parking lot of FedEx Field. Sons of the Radio will be doing a free show in the afternoon.

SAT APRIL 27TH REDSKINS DRAFT DAY PARTY – FED EX FIELD 1PM Fri May 17 Looney’s Pub College Park College Park, MD | 10:00PM

If you have the opportunity to meet and hang out with the guys in the band as I have you would find a group of highly talented individuals that are fun loving, laid back and genuinely good people. They are all professionals both in music and in their personal lives. The band consists of a marketing manager, business analyst, financial analyst and of course Batman. We’ll let the readers guess who is who. These guys are just plain fun to be around and the laughs don’t stop. None of the 4 are new to the music world, all have experience in bands previous to Son’s of the Radio and this gives them an edge newbie’s and rookies don’t have. They know what they are doing on stage and off. The music business is tough and can chew you up and drag you down, but with the maturity and professionalism SOTR brings to the table they have forged their way through without the usual pitfalls many bands experience in their early years together.

Sat May 18 Coconut Joe’s Edgewater Edgewater, MD | 8:00PM Fri Jul 12 Looney’s Pub South Maple Lawn, MD | 10:00PM LOOK FOR THE CD RELEASE PARTY ANNOUNCEMENT COMING SOON! Accolades: * Currently featured on’s homepage as a featured band of the week, and we’re in their Top 10 bands in the Baltimore/DC area. * Selected to be a showcasing band at the 17th Annual Millennium Music Conference in Harrisburg, PA in January 2013. * Named a “Pick of the Week” for our debut album, “Heartstrings & Heresies”, in May 2012. * Named a 98Rock/Shockwave Magazine “Band of the Month” in January 2012.

With the sophomore release due in a few months, approximately June 2013, (currently being mixed and as of this writing untitled) Son’s of the Radio could be on the verge of exploding in popularity not only in the Mid-Atlantic, and with the help of their fans and great social media skills, all over the USA.

* Named a WBALTV “Top 40 Emerging Maryland Band” in December 2011.

Be sure to catch SOTR live! With high energy performances and catchy tunes you’ll humming when you leave, you most assuredly will be coming back for more. Rest assured Son’s of the Radio will be pressing on for foreseeable future. When asked where they see themselves 5 years now every member said that sounds like a good time to be touring supporting CD #3, but I think it would be a good time for #4

* Finalists in the California Tortilla Battle to Break Out in September 2010.

* Released our debut recording, Heartstrings & Heresies, engineered, mixed and co-produced by Jerome Maffeo of Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, in October 2010.

* Top 10 finalists in the Gorilla Music national Battle of the Bands in 2010. * Finalists in the Fox5 Fox Roxx Battle of the Bands in September 2009. Notable shows:

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Delaware You Sell Used Bike Sale Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Bring your motorcycle to our lot and sell it. One day only, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No parts. No grills. No trailers. No other dealers. No selling your kids. Bikes Only. And if you need financing our F&I people can write loads for people buying YOUR bike. 37th Anniversary Celebration Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Harley-Davidson of Seaford turns 37, and we’re celebrating. We’ll have cake, of course, but also live music, a tattoo contest, demo rides of 2013 Harley-Davidson motorcycles, demonstrations and more fun than you can shake a stick at. Women’s Garage Party Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM A women-only event introducing ladies to the exiting world of Harley-Davidson of Seaford. There will be demonstrations, games, informational group meetings and you can even RIDE a Harley-Davidson. Leave the men home, and come have some fun. Bring someone who may be thinking about riding. E-mail to RSVP your spot - we need to know how much wine to get ;-) Aetna Hose Hook and Ladder Co. 125th Anniversary Ride Benefit Wounded Warrior Project Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Planned ride covering 125 miles with a portion of the proceeds to benefit The Wounded Warrior Project, $20.00 rider $10.00 Passenger Food and Music afterwards email for more info: Rain Date 04 May 2013 Electricians Motorcycle and Car Show Sunday, April 21, 2013 12:00 PM Join us for the 4th Annual Motorcycle and Car Show Music, Prizes, Food and More 302-994-6599 Maryland / Delaware State H.O.G. Rally 2013 Thursday, April 25, 2013 - Saturday, July 27, 2013 The Maryland / Delaware State HOG Rally will be held in Rehoboth Beach, MD There will be Music, Vendors, Activities, Multiple choices in Lodging, Restaurants and more! For more details on a list of Scheduled Activities, 30

Registration details, Directions, Lodging Information, Common FAQ’s and more, please visit the website below. Rumble Through The Refuge Sunday, May 5, 2013 8:30 AM A scenic ride from The Harrington Fire Co. passing through the Blackwater Wildlife Refuge and ending at Palm Beach Willies in Taylor’s Island Md. Registration at the Harrington Fire Co. from 8:30am - 9:50am, ride leaves @ 10:00am. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 and music provided by DJ Mark Shores @ Palm Beach Willies. Cost is $5.00 per person, with proceeds to benefit the Delaware Burn Camp and Fire/EMS Personnel in need. Food and drink purchases @ Palm Beach Willies will be @ the expense of participants.

Maryland Blessing of the Bikes Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM Gaithersburg’s own Black Jacket Cruizers host a Blessing of the Bikes at Battley Cycles. We start with a free cookout from 11:30am - 2pm, the Blessing ceremony at 1pm, and a great ride on local back roads led by BJC members departs at 2pm. All events are free and everyone is encouraged to attend. Joe Johnson Truck, Car and Bike Show Sunday, April 7, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM This is a charity event helps Joe Johnson Bible Knowledge Awards given out at graduation each year. It has simple categories and free admission to all. Joe Johnson, who is chaplain for the Home and School Association, voiced his idea for getting more community involvement with the Eastern Shore Junior Academy in 2010. He felt that the school should host a truck, motorcycle and car show in early April to start off the season. In 2011, the first show occurred and Joe was there, working the registration table and opening the show. He had a great time and began making plans for the next year. Almost tragically, Joe fell the next day striking his head and triggering a stroke that nearly took his life. Six months of therapy and recovery found Joe a little weaker but still determined to get the show rolling again. Spring Scrabble Run Sunday, April 7, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM ABATE of Calvert County Spring Scrabble Run - Sunday, April 7, 2013. Registration at 11:00 a.m. at Traders in Chesapeake Beach. Last bike out at 1200 noon. Play Scrabble on this run. Each stop gets you a tile. Cars welcome. Rushing Wind Ministry’s Annual Blessing of The Bikers Sunday April 7, 2013 at Cove Point Park in Lusby MD off of Cove Point Road. This Annual Event is the first Sunday APRIL 2013

in April year after year. This is to bless Bikers not Bikes! We love our Bikers here in Southern Maryland there are no finer group of bikers on the world! MARK the date down! Battley Cycles Spring Open House Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Our Spring Open House will have a free cookout, live music, demo rides, spring cleaning specials, a bike show, and much more. Featuring live music by Steel Rose. We will also have demo rides (licensed riders only, must wear your own appropriate protective clothing/equipment), a noentry-fee ride-in bike show, a free cook-out (while supplies last), and spring cleaning specials. American Legion Riders Post 135 Poker Run Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM American Legion Riders Post 135 1st Annual Poker Run, Starts & Ends at Post 135, $20 Rider Fee & $15 Passenger Fee, Pre-Register & Get 1 Free Card, Food, 50/50, Raffles, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Prizes (BREAST CANCER IN APRIL) A poker run benefiting, BREAST CANCER RESEARCH Saturday April 13th The ride will start and end Seabreeze Tiki Bar (Swampys) Please come out and support the Boobies with us.....more info to follow and we will have an Ad in Thunder Roads Mag. thanks to Teresa Blueiz Christiansen! Calvert Elks Lodge Spring Pig Roast and Dance Saturday April 13, 2013 6PM til 11PM at Calvert Elks Lodge 2620 Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick, MD Provided by Calvert Elks Riders, Music by Snakebite, $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Food and draft beer included. Tickets sold at Bike Night Every Thursday. Southern Maryland Motorcycle Safety Rally Sunday, April 14, 2013 Motorcycle Safety Rally, public awareness, education and information Working together to make the roads safer for motorcyclists and motorists. Improving visibility and skills competency. Developing and implementing new initiatives to address personal responsibility of riders and drivers, increasing motorist awareness of motorcyclists. Southern-Maryland-Motorcycle-SafetyRally/1947448605 Blessing Of The Bikes & Breakfast Sunday, April 14, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM American Legion Riders Post 60 All You Can Eat Breakfast, $7.00 donation. 8-11 am. Blessing of The Bikes, 11:30 am There will be a group ride following ceremony to Sugar Loaf Mountain THUNDER ROADS MAGAZINE MD-DE-DC

All American Harley Davidson Annual Open House Bike Show Saturday, April 20, 2013 Reg. 10 – 12:00 awards 3:30 pm. 8126 Old Leonardtown Rd, Hughesville, MD - 25 Classes all makes & models welcome, vendors food specials. reg. 10 – 12:00 awards 3:30 pm. 8126 Old Leonardtown Rd, Hughesville, MD - 25 Classes all makes & models welcome, vendors food specials. Howard County Motorcycle Swapmeet Sunday, April 21, 2013 10:00 AM The Howard County Motorcycle Swapmeet has always been a motorcycle swapmeet that caters to bikers looking for parts and accessories, bikes and all things motorcycle related! Not just Harleys, find parts for vintage or late model motorcycles, American or foreign, a leather jacket or other accessories. People come here to buy, sell, trade, AND SAVE. The Howard County Swapmeet, “Where Friends Meet”. West Friendship, Maryland Apple Mountain Productions: By Bikers, For Bikers! Doin’ it Ol’ Skool! applemountainproductionspresents/ 4th Annual Spring Car, Truck & Motorcycle Super Show Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM Adventure Park USA has partnered with some of the finest businesses in the area to bring you an amazing event filled with fun. Come out and enjoy a day of food, fun and festivities all for a great cause– The Wounded Warrior Project! We are proud to support our friends who work with severely injured servicemen and women as they undergo treatment and rehabilitation. From 1900’s to present, if it has two wheels or more, we have a class to compete in. Burn-out contest, I-wheelie machine, motorcycle stunt show, drivers cup challenge, 50/50 drawings, vendors, prizes and give-a-ways. Fun for the entire family with rides and entertainment for everyone. $12 pre-registration, BUY ONLINE with Promo Code CARSHOW: https://webhost.corecashless. com/adventurepark/sales/ $15 registration at the door and free to admire. RAIN DATE: The following Sunday, April 28, 2013

Bikes to the Beach - 3nd Annual Thursday, April 25, 2013 - Sunday, April 28, 2013 Taking place all weekend long throughout Delmarva. Look for all types of new exciting biker events for the Spring Rally in Ocean City Maryland! From bull riding, bike shows, custom THUNDER ROADS MAGAZINE MD-DE-DC

builders, awesome vendors, great food and lots of drink specials! Don’t miss out on the Thunder Roads G.O.T. Girl comp. and Bike Show. Winners of both to be featured on the cover of the April Edition. Great time of the year to come to the beach and get the spring season revved up! Hope to see you there! Book your rooms now @ Maryland / Delaware State H.O.G. Rally 2013 Thursday, April 25, 2013 - Saturday, July 27, 2013 The Maryland / Delaware State HOG Rally will be held in Rehoboth Beach, MD There will be Music, Vendors, Activities, Multiple choices in Lodging, Restaurants and more! For more details on a list of Scheduled Activities, Registration details, Directions, Lodging Information, Common FAQ’s and more, please visit the website below. Dealer Dinner Ride Thursday, April 25, 2013 7:00 PM Take a pleasant ride on back roads with fellow motorcycle enthusiasts in search of a good meal, good fun, and good camaraderie. This is a social event for folks that want to enjoy a nice evening ride and get to know some other bikers. Our HOG chapter has agreed to plan and lead the ride, you just need to show up and have fun! All bike makes and models are welcome on these rides. Mirock FBG Spring Nationals Friday, April 26, 2013 - Sunday, April 28, 2013 This racing event will be split up into different classes of action packed racing 8th Annual “Ride for Life” Cycle & Music Festival Saturday, April 27, 2013 9:00 AM New Month - April (Child Abuse Awareness Month) New Starting & Ending Locations - Hereford High School & Hereford VFC. New Fees - $20.00 per bike (includes driver & passenger) New Ride Route that will also include two bicycle rides. NEW RIDER SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES, the more you raise the BIGGER and better the gifts you will receive!!! Riders will enjoy a 45 mile northern Baltimore Co. country side ride before ending at the Hereford VFC where there will be live music by 3 bands, vendors, beer garden and food for purchase. As Always, Same Great Cause... to help STOP child sexual abuse, proceeds benefit the Baltimore Child Abuse Center. Bob’s Open House and Season Kickoff Saturday, April 27, 2013 9:00 AM This year’s Open House at Bob’s is a TripleFeature! There’s all the usual Fun, Food, and Festivities, plus …a High-Mileage event featuring a guest speaker and other joyful follies designed to appeal to the many “mileage slaves” who make Bob’s their home base. Not only that, we’re also declaring this day Museum Day! Yes, every day visitors enjoy browsing through our displays of wonderful antiques, classics, race bikes, rarities, artwork, and more, but for Open House there will be Special Tours led by Bob himself! Get the real inside story on many items in our fascinating collection, and go behind-thescenes to see even more that isn’t often shown! APRIL 2013

Al brand riders welcome! Visit closer to the event for more details about other exciting plans. Questions? Contact hanna.creekmore@ Bike Show Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM The American Legion Riders 223 of Sykesville, MD will be hosting a BIKE SHOW “Help Our ALR 223 Help Our Vets”, complete with Silent Auctions, Tattoo Contest, Swap Meet, Vendors, and food and beverages. Prizes will be awarded for each MC category: People’s Choice, American Made Stock, American Made Modified, Vintage and Foreign. The entry fee for the Bike Contest will be $10.00. Prizes will also be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the tattoo contest. A 2013 YAHAMA ZUMA 50F SCOOTER will be raffled off on April 27th. Raffle tickets are $2.00 / 3 for $5.00 and will be available in the American Legion Post 223 lounge in Sykesville or from ALR 223 members. Zach’s Ride to Fight Juvenile Diabetes Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM This is a charity ride that starts at Mama Lucia’s Restaurant in Olney, MD then comes to Battley Harley-Davidson, then takes off for Red Eye’s Dock Bar over the Bay Bridge. If you pre-register for $20 you get a free breakfast at Mama Lucia’s and a free ride t-shirt. If you don’t pre-register, it costs $25. Or, you can show up at Battley’s and register that day for $20 but you miss the breakfast and don’t get the shirt. The ride from Mama Lucia’s is expected to get to Battley around 10am and then leaves for the bay at 11am. Please visit to preregister for the event.

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Poker Run benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Saturday, April 20, 2013 – 10:00am – 7:00PM $20.00 per hand includes free event t-shirt, Party after at Renegade Classics Prince Frederick with live music, food, beer and door prizes.

Vintage and Classic Day Saturday, May 18, 2013 9:00 AM Every year, the day before the British and European Bike Show in Clarksburg, MD, Bob’s BMW likes to invite Vintage and Classic enthusiasts out to kick off the fun-filled weekend! Show off your bikes, kick tires, and explore the Vintage BMW Museum at Bob’s on Saturday and then meet us the Sunday morning for a group ride to big show in Clarksburg (See our ride details listed separately). Arrive by 11am on Saturday to attend a special Vintage and Classic Tech Session. So crank up your precious OLDTIMER and ride to Bob’s rain or shine. All brand riders welcome! Visit closer to the event for more details. Questions? Contact Ride to British and European Classic Motorcycle Day Sunday, May 19, 2013 When our irrepressible restoration tech Dave Grunberger takes an old bike out for a ride, he doesn’t baby it. He FLOGS it! Meet at the Double T Diner in Catonsville where we will depart at 9 am sharp and try to keep up with Dave as we follow him to High Point Farm and join hundreds of other motorcyclists at one of the largest swap meets of its kind. Enjoy an amazing show of bikes, lots of vendors to shop, food to enjoy, and entertainment all day.

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Kickstands up at 9am sharp to depart for show. All brand riders welcome. Visit www.bobsbmw. com closer to the event for more details. Questions? Contact hanna.creekmore@ 12th Annual British & European Classic Motorcycle Day Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Concours, Swap Meet, Door Prizes, Tech Talks, Vintage Trials Demo. For All British & European Classic Motorcycles built through 1983. This year’s featured marque: Cafe Racers,Customs and Specials. Admission: $10, children under 12 free Buffalo Soldier Music Festival and Thunder Ride Friday, May 24, 2013 - Sunday, May 26, 2013 Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club of Maryland, Mother Chapter invites you to join us as we celebrate our 10th Annual Buffalo Thunder Event on Memorial Day Weekend, Friday, May 24th thru Sunday May 26th, 2013. Friday Meet and Greet · Host Hotel – Quality Inn, 4783 Allentown Rd, Camp Springs, MD 20746 Telephone # 301420-2800 · Room rate $104 per night (rate good thru April 23rd, 2013) · Complimentary Breakfast bar (hot and cold foods) · Registration – 5PM to 8PM · Meet and Greet 5PM to 11 PM in the Chesapeake Room Saturday Afternoon Music Festival $25.00 Location Lamonts at 4400 Livingston Rd. Indian Head MD 20640 Sunday is the Thunder Run to the African American Civil War Memorial & Museum in Washington DC Sunday Morning Buffalo Thunder Ride $5.00 Starting Location 2497 Brightseat Road Landover, MD 20785 Kickstands up at 9:30AM For Tickets contact: Felipe 301 221 9483 Bobby D. 703 851 2290, Ranger 703 571 1896, Mason 301 343 5023, Ninja Turtle 240 281 1508 Money raised will be given out as college scholarships and a donation will be made to the African American Civil War Memorial & Museum in Washington Mirock Fast by Gast Summer Showdown Friday, May 31, 2013 - Sunday, June 2, 2013 This racing event will be split up into different classes of action packed racing!

Pennsylvania Northeast Motorcycle Expo – Philadelphia Saturday, March 23, 2013 - Sunday, March 24, 2013 The Northeast Motorcycle Expo is a premiere event, featuring bikes on two, three, and even four wheels. This show has all the parts, bikes, leather, and fashions that everyone wants. We are the “Best of the Northeast!” Back in Philadelphia the Northeast Motorcycle Expo has got it all. Hundreds of vendors will be in attendance displaying bike accessories, fashions, parts, new models, etc. There is entertainment for kids big and small. Bikes that will make you 32

scream, laugh, cry, and pray for a beautiful spring! Harrisburg Super Swap ‘13 Sunday, March 24, 2013 from 10AM to 4PM - Buy New - Build a Re-cycle Cycle - Restore & Rebuild at Harrisburg’s Annual Indoor Motorcycle Showcase & Swap Meet Door Prize & over $8000 available in Cash Awards For Custom Bikes will be given away Sunday night 3-4 pm, must be present to win! Adults: $15.00 Under 16 yrs: Free Location – Farm Show Complex


Heroes Wear Blue Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM April 6, 2013 Hero’s Wear Blue – Dumfries, VA Officer Chris Yung was killed in a motorcycle crash at the intersection on Nokesville Road and Piper Lane, in Bristow, while responding to the scene of a separate automobile accident. East Coast Harley-Davidson would like for you to join us and honor the services and sacrifice of all law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty and support the survivors left behind. This one day event will include Prince William County Police Motorcycle Squad Safety/ Riding demo, American Red Cross, Big Dog Custom LED, Just stitch and leather, Music, Grill fires up at 11:00 All proceeds from this event will go directly to Law Enforcement United in honor of Officer Yung. More details are to follow. Please contact us at 703 221-3757 or check out our website at 17975 Main St, Dumfries, VA 22026 9:00am – 5:00pm Blue Ridge Bike Fest Friday, April 12, 2013 - Sunday, April 14, 2013 The Blue Ridge Bike Fest is Virginia’s largest motorcycle rally and expo. The fifth annual Bike Fest will feature hundreds of vendors outside and inside, concerts, stunts, The Miss Blue Ridge Bike Fest Bikini Contest and much much more! Enjoy the Blue Ridge Mountains, Smith Mountain Lake, and Franklin County (the moonshine capitol of the country). The Bike Fest is one mile from the Blue Ridge Parkway! Kick off the season with one of the most anticipated events of the year in one of the best places to ride in the country! Also join us for some great poker runs and more entertainment than you can fit in one day! Winchester, VA Motorcycle Expo VI – 2013 Saturday, April 13, 2013 - Sunday, April 14, 2013 It’s big, It’s bad, It’s back and It’s four times bigger! The largest motorcycle event in Shenandoah Valley. This year the Expo is being held at the Sportsplex Wells Fargo Multi-purpose Arena. Saturday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM Sunday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Only $10 door admission ~ Entertainment, Vendors, Dealers, Detailers, Swap Meet and more!!! Tattoo contest at 2 pm and Bikini contest at 3:30 pm on Saturday. $10 door admission is your entry into any contest of interest!! Motorcycle show with bikes from Mild to Wild!! Enter your bike for only $35 and 4’ trophies to winning bikes!!! Bike entry includes door APRIL 2013

admission. Call early to enter your bike or to be a Vendor... spots are going fast!!! This is the official Kick-Off to Spring!!!! Hogs 4 Hokies 32 Named Endowments Fund Memorial Ride Saturday, April 27, 2013 - Sunday, April 28, 2013 The rides have become an annual event on the last Saturday in April, each year adding participation, with as many as 200 bikes attending. Each rider is asked to donate $32 that will go to the “32 Named Memorial Endowments Fund”. The motorcycle processions leave Manassas, Virginia Beach and Richmond Virginia at 8 am and make several stops including Charlottesville, Lynchburg and Shenandoah Harley Davidson near Staunton, VA for lunch, and arriving in Blacksburg around 3:30 p.m. A short ceremony is held on the VA Tech Drill Field where all donations are given to the VA Tech Foundation. Afterwards, live music, dinner and sponsored raffles are held on the Drill Field for all students, faculty and friends to enjoy in remembrance. To pre-register please kindly visit in order to get a free memorial ride T-shirt and to notify us of participation for food coordination. We Will Never Forget! Ride VA 2013 Poker Run Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Ride in our 6th annual Poker Run through the historic Greater Fredericksburg area. Ride day registration starts at 9:00 am on 4/27 with last bike in by 1:30 pm and prizes awarded starting at 2:00 pm. Prize for best hand AND worst hand is $250 each. Last year over $5,000 in prizes awarded. 50/50 raffle for $5/ticket. Registration fee is $25 for the rider and $20 for playing passenger. The fee includes event T-shirt, Ride patch/bar, meal ticket at Quaker Steak & Lube, prize drawing ticket and an “entry bag.” Register online at to guarantee an event T-shirt.

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Nuclear Cowboyz Freestyle Motocross (FMX) Tour Saturday, March 16, 2013 Sunday, March 17, 2013 Coming to New Jersey - Nuclear Cowboyz 2013 is the only FMX tour of its kind that’s told through an adrenaline-packed narrative based in a futuristic setting. The saga is defined through jaw-dropping freestyle motocross tricks meshed with stimulating pyrotechnic and laser displays all synchronized to heavy metal, rock alternative and electronic dubstep music. The two legendary Nuclear Cowboyz FMX tribes, the Soldiers of HavocSM and Metal Mulisha®, return for an action-packed event that takes place in the war-torn city of Los Angeles during the year 2150. The tale unfolds as the two tribes’ survival is threatened and besieged by an evil force, The Tempest and her electrifying acrobatic Cyborg Army. Cast into the heartpounding ferocity and frenzied excitement are the alluring Nuclear Cowgirlz® dancers, whose allegiance to their tribes only intensifies the Tempest’s rage to destroy the Nuclear Cowboyz. The Soldiers of Havoc and Metal Mulisha’s battle is fought through fearless, gravity-defying freestyle tricks. THUNDER ROADS MAGAZINE MD-DE-DC


E.R. “If I did I’d have to kill you all. Actually they just went back to the writing room a couple of weeks ago. We are all waiting to find out what does happen.”

i y’all! Sittin’ here on the front porch with this months’ guest Emilio Rivera or as some of you know him, Marcus Alvarez, the President of the Mayan Motorcycle Club, on the popular FX show Sons Of Anarchy. I caught up with him at the Timonium Bike show.

H.B. Do you think you’ll get the chance to kick Jax ass next season?

One of the first things I noticed at the show was how accommodating he was to all the people that wanted a picture or autograph. He stayed each day until everyone had a chance to talk with him. This is strange in this day and age when stars or athletes have no time for us little people that pay their salaries. No wonder S.O.A. is such a big hit. The stars actually remember the people that watch the show.

E.R. “Oh no I hope not man, because then they will kill me. I don’t want to leave. Jax and I are friends Bro.” H.B. Let’s talk about last season’s biggest story Opie’s death. What was that like for you? E.R. “Sad, very sad. It was bad till I saw him a week later, I felt good again. Because I thought he was really dead. I believed that stuff. Because even though I’m on the show, I’m still a big fan of the show. It was a sad time. You know what I cried when he died. At least I will admit to it brother. I think we all cried.”

H.B. What’s it like to be to be one of the bad guys on S.O.A.? E.R. “I like being a bad guy all the time on the show. It’s therapy for me brother cause I’m a good guy in real life. I Love it.”

H.B. What do you have planned for the future, anything in the works?

H.B. One of the things I noticed here at the show is you stayed and signed for everybody no matter how long it took. Which again is very unusual these days? E.R. “You know what it is Bro the people give me a lotta love and they are the ones that make us go. I’m always gonna give the love back to them.” H.B. Is it true that S.O.A is gone after two more seasons? E.R. “It’s supposed to be two more years. Everyone should start buying S.O.A. merchandise now because it’s history. Buy your stuff and get it signed cause there will never be another show like it. There is nothing like it now and there never will be. It’s a true original.” H.B. Can you give the Thunder Roads readers a couple of hints about next season?

E.R. “I always got something in the works. I do a TV show or movie every month. I can’t stop working cause I got to feed the family. You all know how that is.” H.B. Do you get chance to come back this way anytime soon? E.R. “As long as they keep calling me back I will keep coming back here. I’ve been treated great here. I feel a lot of love here. I came out at 12:30 today and have not stopped signing stuff and it’s now 6:30, but the people are showing me so much love.” Well I’m almost outta shine, but I really want to thank Emilio for his time here on the porch. I gotta say this is one “Bad” guy I will always root for. Remember to Share with a Friend and lose the Lid — Hillbilly


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t’s interesting how things change. I guess somewhere someone said once that the only thing constant in life is change. I’ve seen many changes in the past decade in my life. Many were positive changes, some not so much so. With regards to my club life, my changes have been good for me. I continue to learn new things every day, and share what I have learned with my brothers. Honor, Respect, and Brotherhood. Too bad all don’t get it. Nothing more disappointing than someone you called a Brother turning out otherwise. Well, it happens. As I’ve mentioned in previous articles, there are many politics with regards to the Motorcycle Club lifestyle. What patches are welcome where. Who ranks where in the hierarchy of patch wearers as perceived by the MC community, etc. Typically there are areas claimed by specific patch holders, especially when it comes to the One Percenter lifestyle. But that’s not to say that there aren’t many others who claim their “territory” as well. Actually, I find the science behind it all pretty interesting. It is odd a bit how things have changed over past several decades. When I was born in the sixties, my Old Mans club ran with all of the big clubs, and a few of the smaller ones. I guess it was a different time. There wasn’t much animosity based on club colors. In fact many of the same clubs who today despise each other’s patch based on the history of the clubs, all rode and partied together back in the day. It seems that life was simpler back then. Dad always said that back then the common enemy was law enforcement and citizens. But much has happened over the past four or five decades. If you’ve followed the history, and can believe a portion of what’s been reported, then you know why things have changed. It would appear that in the MC political struggle for power, some have paid for their allegiance with their lives. And depending on whose side you’re on, there is always someone else to carry that blame. Makes me think


about how it parallels other long withstanding feuds. Like the Hatfield’s and McCoy’s. It’s a shame really. I’ve met so many clubbers from all sides of the fence, and they really are individually very similar. It seems that every club has a “Wild Bill”, a “Cowboy” and a “Scoot”. Ours does too. I haven’t run across any other “Tabasco’s” yet. Of course I don’t travel the southwest very often, so you never know. Our club exists in an area with some very long standing predominant clubs. Like forty plus years of occupancy. We see them as our friends and kindred souls. Recently some other long standing clubs have begun moving into the area. Clubs that have never existed in this area before and also new ones are popping up all the time. I prefer to selfishly exist for our own benefit, and not anyone else’s agenda. I think to coexist is important. I mean if clubs run the same areas, you are bound to cross paths. I know some believe that anyone not wearing their patch is an immediate enemy. I enjoy stopping out to other clubs parties and meeting new people. But even when we do so, I more enjoy heading back to our clubhouse and partying with my own Brothers. To me that’s what it’s all about. I know the politics thought. I’ve known them my entire life. I don’t usually roll in with our club into a major city without a call ahead to give a heads up. Hell, in fact we typically like to roll in and throw back a few with the local club if I have a contact. It’s fun. I have friends in clubs from all over, and it good to get out and visit sometimes. Most are cool. If someone’s an ass, they’re an ass. It really doesn’t matter what patch they wear, or if they wear any patch at all. Like every Biker I look forward to Spring, and hitting the open road with my crew. I can’t wait for the summer parties, festivals, and swap meets. A ride to the lake, or through the hills. But with all the new clubs popping up and old ones moving in, one thing is certain, it’s going to be an interesting summer.

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All American Harley Davidson 8126 Old Leonardtown Road Hughesville, MD 20763 301-274-5000 Baltimore Harley Davidson 8845 Pulaski Hwy. Baltimore, MD 21237 410-238-2003 C&C Cycle 8182 Telegraph Rd Severn, MD 21144 410-305-0924 Davis and Davis Custom Engraving 240-415-1856 Fort Washington Harley Davidson 9407 Livingston Rd Fort Washington, MD 20744 301-248-1200 Premier Collision & Customs 621 Central Ave. Edgewater, MD. 21037 410-798-9727 IGS Auto Body, Inc. 1230 Cronson Blvd. Crofton, MD 21114 410-451-7405 Old Glory Harley Davidson 11800 Laurel Bowie Road Laurel, MD 20708 301-575-0575 Ron Treacy Automotive Certified Master Technician All Makes and Models Mobil at Rte 3 & 450 Bowie, MD 301-262-0003 S.M. City Motorsports 20260 Poplar Ridge Rd. Lexington Park, MD 20653 301-863-6499

Bars & Restaurants Barefoot Bernie’s 901 Dual Hwy Hagerstown, MD 21740 301-797-4424

Bamboo Bernie’s 8359 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. Pasadena, MD. 21122 410-647-6100 36

Cancun Cantina 7501 Old Telegraph Road Hanover, MD. 21076 410-761-6188 Cancun Cantina West 901 Dual Highway Hagerstown, Maryland 21740 301-797-4422 Laurel Station Bar & Grille 14933 Baltimore Ave Laurel, MD 20707 (301) 604-3693 Millstream Inn 5310 Dogwood Rd. Baltimore, MD 21207 410-265-8224

Triple Nines Bar & Billiards 7540 Washington Blvd. Elkridge, MD. 21075 410-799-1818

Renegade Classics 3180 Solomons Island Rd #101, Edgewater, Md 21037 410-956-RIDE (7433)


Law offices of Irwin Jay Block 90 Painters Mill Rd. Suite 131 Owings Mills, MD 21117 410-356-6555 800-875-6554

Heartland Payment Systems Payroll / Card Processing 410-493-8467

Pit & Pub 2706 Philadelphia Avenue Ocean City, MD. 21842 410-289-2020

Tobacco Stop 3351 Corridor Marketplace Suite #300 Laurel, MD. 20724 301-317-5316

Reckless Ric’s 1702 Furnace Drive Glen Burnie, MD. 21060 410-590-2280

Home Services

Rips Casual Dining 3809 N. Crain Hwy. Bowie, MD Restaurant: 301-805-5901 Deli: 301-805-5903 Wine & Spirit Shoppe 301-805-5902 Sylvester’s Saloon 7326 Golden Ring Rd Baltimore, MD 21221 410-682-6043

Charles Seek Services Custom Tree Removal Call for FREE estimate 410-519-7001

Realtor Services

M-Lend Patrick M. Bell “Home Loans Made Fast & Easy” Office# 301-858-9300 x222 Direct# 202-438-0038

Apparel / Retail

The Blue Ox Bar & Grill 12601 Coastal Hwy Ocean City, MD. 21842 410-250-6440

The Woodstock Inn 1514 Woodstock RD Woodstock, MD 21163 410-750-3673

Pasadena Pawn & Gun 3306 Mountain Rd Pasadena, MD 21122 410-255-1272

Business Services

Phil’s Place 5826 Gallant Green Rd Hughesville, MD 301-274-3515

The Greene Turtle For a location near you

Thursdays Steak & Crab House 4851 Riverside Drive Galesville, Maryland 20765 410-867-7200

Mary’s Bargain Cycle New Castle Farmers Market 110 N. DuPont Hwy. New Castle, DE 19720 302-322-9323 No Croak Embroidery For all your Custom Patch needs! 410-259-5234 Outback Leather 309 Main Street Laurel, MD. 20707 301-604-2211

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Renegade Classics Baltimore 9026-C Pulaski Hwy Middle River, MD 21220 410-574-7433 Renegade Classics 131 Central Square Dr. Prince Fredrick, MD 20678 (301) 855-1999 Wicked Steel Jewelry Photography Michael J. Alves US Patriot Photography Mark Petinga Photography Email: 443-630-4124


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