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This years tribute to fallen military will be on SUNDAY, MAY 25TH. Opening ceremony BEGINS AT 10:00 a.m. in Sevierville, TN in front of the courthouse. The police escorted ride LEAVES AT 11:00 a.m. on the 60 mile ride to Veteran’s Overlook on Clinch Mountain for the closing ceremony. There are no fees.

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103 South Blvd Sevierville, TN

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The Diner

550 Winfield Dunn Pkwy Sevierville, TN 37876

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Five Oaks Tire 1425 Parkway Sevierville, TN

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ORNL Federal Credit Union (865) 688-9555 www.ORNLFCU.com

1862 Newport Hwy Sevierville, TN bunchcollisionandcustoms@yahoo.com

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Steele Horse Law

1355 Peachtree St. NE Ste 150 Atlanta, GA 30309

Interstate Batteries System of East Tennessee, Inc. 5262 West AJ Hwy Morristown, TN

Smoky Mountain Medical Group

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CHINA 1 Chinese Restaurant

379 Hansels Lee Sevierville, TN

739 Dolly Parton Pkwy Sevierville, TN

Sundown Saloon “Great Food & Cold Beer”

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Chapman Hwy Sevierville, TN

Southern Style Construction Residential / Commercial Licensed & Insured

(423) 581-1364

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Steve Dodgen Body Shop

Smoky Mountain Harley Davidson

2372 Top View Circle Sevierville, TN

(805) 368-8908

105 Walden’s Main Street Pigeon Forge, TN

(865) 453-2125

(865) 774-3445

ARMY REGULAR PFC GARY LYNN HOSKO Muskegon, Michigan 196th Light Infantry Brigade Casualty on March 19, 1969

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U.S. ARMY AIRCORPS 80th Pursuit Squadron

11-11-17

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Support Charity for Veterans & Their Families Inc. PO Box 82, Friendship, MD 20758

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Howdy Bikers! As I’m writing this and preparing to go to print on the APRIL issue, it is March 20th……the “official” day on the calendar when SPRING BEGINS and all I can say is BRING IT ON! This has been the oddest winter I think we’ve ever had. It’s supposed to be 72 tomorrow but then in the low 40’s the next 4 days. What up with that chit? Just come on Spring and come to stay. So, what we’re doing is actually planning our “ride days” around what the weather man says will be a bright, warm, sunny day. They may be erratic this year but we’re just rolling along and going with the flow, as always. Know you gals & guys are also. We can’t legally print anything due to article restrictions/ liability factors on things from the internet and I sent out plenty of request for permissions to no avail, but go to: http:/www.flixxy.com/Volkswagon-levitating-car.htm Apparently Volkswagon put it out there as a challenge to all young and bright minds called “People’s Car Project” and a young girl in her teens came up with the concept of a “no wheels levitating car” that feeds itself and runs off the minerals just under the Earth’s topsoil; whether it be on pavement or dirt roads. It reaches speeds up to 80 m.p.h. and is virtually eco-friendly, gas & oil free. It just shows where we’re headed in the future and that intel is always so fascinating to me. But what’s more impressive is the intelligence and vision of this young girl. There’s so much hope for the future with many young Americans and superior minds across the world, working towards the betterment of our planet. We had a BIG community St. Patty’s Day Irish Shindig and it was the idea of one of my neighbors but intended for those that go out and drive to work all day and since it was a work night, they could come home and know there was literally a buffet waiting for them where they could eat, enjoy good company, have dessert and go home and pass out, fuss-free. It was good to try authentic Irish dishes I’d never heard of, which were all amazing. I made a huge Shepherd’s Pie which got raves, so I’ll be running that soon in the K.I.S.S. section. Our community is amazing and one of a kind. Everyone looks after one another. Major blessing. Brian had a Colonoscopy yesterday and praise God, the Universe and all our Heavenly “Thunder” Angels that the results were positive. But our fellow bikers, this is something ALL of us need to have done, as early detection literally is life saving and total eradication possible. And, instead of every (5) years they’re now saying that a positive read is good for (10) years. So worth the peace of mind; priceless. If this weather gets consistent, we’ll see you on the “Roads”. We love ya’ bikers. toni & brian

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Chaplain’s Corner Pastor Ron Baptiste Founder of Covenant Confirmers Ministries Inc. www.covenantconfirmers.org Founder of Tennessee Biker Medical Clinic Inc. www.tennesseebikermedicalclinic.org TN.COC State Chaplain www.tenncoc. homestead.com Member of NCOM Christian Unity Council www.facebook.com/NCOM.Christian.Unity Pastor Ron’s messages can now be downloaded off the website Leadership Skills can now be downloaded off the website

“The Ass in You and Me”

Here are five points to be made about this Ass: 1. “You will find the ass tied up” Mat.21:1-9 & Mark 11:1-9: We read about one of the 2. “You will loose them” events in the last week of the life of Jesus Christ. Like 3. “You’ll bring them to me” an inmate on death row, the public is fascinated with all 4. “If any man say aught” (no) the activities of a man condemned to die. One might 5. “You’ll say the Lord has need of them” think that Jesus’ nerves were a little on edge. It was in The Lord knew that you were “all tied up” in this period that Jesus rebuked Peter saying, “Get thee addictions, anger, sickness, poverty and fear. The Lord behind me Satan.” Jesus literally threw the religious could take the easy way out and choose the “pretty, people out of the Temple saying, “you have made goody-two shoes people,” but He chooses people like God’s house a den of thieves.” He also cursed a fig us who are “all tied up” with issues. Then the Lord tree to die at the root for bearing no fruit. said “you will loose them” the Lord knows it takes an Mat.21:1 “when they drew nigh to Jerusalem” Jesus Ass to catch an Ass, so He sends people like myself to made a profound move and decided not to walk into help others to “Loose them.” Then He said to “bring Jerusalem, but to ride. Vs.2 “Go into the village and them to me!” Not to a religion or denomination, but to Jesus Himself. “If any man says aught,” brings up you’ll find an ASS tied, loose them and bring them your past, claims you’re not good enough or you don’t unto me.” Here we see Jesus using His divine nature look like them, just remind them of what Jesus said: “I as well as His human nature. He can see this “ASS” have need of them!” It’s hard for me to think that Jesus in the future and knows everything about this Ass. #1 has any needs; much less that He needs me. After all it is “tied up.” #2 He gives an order, “loose him and He knows everything about me. He knows I’m an Ass bring him to me.” #3 He knows where the Ass is, #4 and stills He needs me? I may be nothing but an Ass He knows what the owner will say, “…if any man say but I’m an Ass that belongs to the King of Kings and aught to you (NO) ye shall say “the Lord has need of Lord of Lords. Just remember when the Lord opens them.” #4 He also knew that the Ass has never been up doors for you like when He rode into Jerusalem and ridden before, “whereon no man has ever sat.” Jesus everybody welcomed Him, the doors that are opening knows where all the Asses are, including you and me. up are not because of you, but because of the King of He knows everything there is to know about all His Kings that is with you. Until next time, keep your face Asses. The King of Kings could have chosen 10,000 in the wind and your kickstand up. angels to escort Him, or ride in a chariot of fire like To be found faithful, Elijah, but He chose to ride in on a common animal. Pastor Ron April 2014

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How to Choose an Artist for your Custom Tattoo S

o you’ve decided that you want to get a tattoo, and furthermore you’ve decided you want something custom. Maybe you decided that you didn’t want to pick a design out of a book or off the wall of a shop for something that you are going to be wearing for the rest of your life. A custom tattoo is often a much more meaningful way of expressing yourself through body art – but the key is finding an artist that can create the masterpiece you’ve envisioned. Custom tattoos can be anything you want them to be and in any style, but you have to find a professional that can deliver what you have in mind for your custom tattoo. Finding the right tattoo artist is crucial to getting exactly what you want, and it can be a challenge if you’re not careful. Here are some tips for finding the right tattoo artist for you. Research Tattoo Parlors in Your Area When you first start looking for a custom tattoo artist, talk to people you know about their tattoos. Ask them where they went, who did the tattoo, and what their impressions of the shop were like. Don’t be afraid to approach a stranger with a great tattoo to ask questions. Most people with custom tattoos are extremely proud of the work they’ve had done and will be happy to tell you all about it, especially if you tell them why you’re asking. People with tattoos often feel connected to each other in some sort of strange, shared experience kind of way. Just talking to people around town will give you an idea of what tattoo shops have a reputation for cleanliness and high quality of work. You may also find yourself told where not to go, so take these warnings

seriously. On a personal note, I know an unfortunate young man who decided to try a brand new tattoo shop that was advertising a special. He ended up with a custom tattoo of his guitar with the name of the guitar spelled wrong. In the custom tattoo world, reputation is everything. Tattoo parlors and custom tattoo artists get most of their business through word of mouth. A great custom tattoo walking around town is a much better advertisement than a coupon in the phone book as far as tattoos are concerned. However, professional artists will invest in their work and promote their business. TRO works with a variety of artists that have proven themselves to be both skilled and professional in terms of maintaining themselves to established standards. We showcase custom work every month in our magazine so that you can see some of the masterpieces created by artists within our own area and nationally. Find a Tattoo Artist Who Meets Your Needs Once you have an idea of where you want to go, the next step is to make contact and meet the artist. Go to their studio and spend some time looking at the tattoo artists’ portfolios. A portfolio is different than the pictures (called flash) hanging on the walls. A portfolio is an actual book of photographs that a tattoo artist takes of tattoos she has done. A tattoo artist’s portfolio is a reflection of what she feels is her best work and reflects the range of her talents, or showcases her particular expertise. It’s worth noting that a professional artist should have a professional looking portfolio showcasing their work. Like any craftsman, they should take pride in their work and their portfolio may be their only evidence of the masterpieces that they have created. If the artist doesn’t have a portfolio or simply as a collection of cell phone shots – that may be cause for concern. If you’re especially drawn to a particular portfolio, the next question to ask yourself is whether or not the tattoo artist is skilled in the style of tattoo you want. There are many different styles of tattoos, from tribal, black and gray fineline, to graffiti style, and every tattoo artist has a specialty. Once you’ve found a custom tattoo artist whose work appeals to you and looks like what you want, the next step is to have a consultation. If the tattoo artist is busy, you may need to make an appointment to come in and talk. If not, you can usually talk about the kind of tattoo you want right then. Once you are sure of your tattoo artist’s abilities, you need to assess whether or not he is enthusiastic about doing your tattoo and willing to work with you to make the drawing for it. You can find a great tattoo artist, but finding one willing to satisfy your needs and is receptive to your ideas is just as important as having talent.

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Ben Dixon

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Lone Wolf Tattoo Studio, Nashville, TN

Lone Wolf Tattoo Studio, Nashville, TN

The artist should also treat you with respect and be appreciative of the fact that you are entrusting yourself to their care and artistic Finding a custom tattoo artist that you love is great, but getting the ability. If the artist is rude or condescending towards you or acts tattoo you want requires more than just tracking down the right as though you are privileged to warrant their time – chances are person for the job. Meet your new tattoo artist halfway during the you’re not going to end up getting exactly what you want. creative process so that he can more quickly assess what you are As you’re developing the design never forget that it’s YOUR tattoo. in the market for. Never let the artist talk you into something you’re not comfortable When you talk to your tattoo artist about making your custom tat- with. Regardless of what they want to create or what they think too, it helps to tell her more than just what you want your tattoo to looks cool – it’s YOUR tattoo. look like. While your custom tattoo artist will make a drawing of Price is NOT the most important factor. the tattoo you’ll receive, you need to help her figure out what that drawing should look like. Take in drawings or pictures of things or other tattoos that match the style or subject of your tattoo. Explain You should get an estimate of how much your custom tattoo will cost the symbolism behind the tattoo. Make a rough sketch of what you before your tattoo artist starts inking you. Some tattoo artists charge want, even if your drawing abilities are usually limited to stick fig- an hourly rate for custom work, while others charge based on the size ures. The more you give your tattoo artist to go on, the more likely and complexity of the design. Either way, be prepared to pay more for a custom tattoo than for something you pick off a wall. you are to end up with a good drawing the first time. Meet Your Custom Tattoo Artist Halfway

When you go back to look at the drawing your tattoo artist has made of your custom tattoo, feel free to suggest changes or modifications. If the drawing looks nothing like what you had in mind, don’t be afraid to say so or look for another tattoo artist. You have the final say about what goes on your skin, so don’t worry about offending his artistic sensibilities.

Remember that tattoo artists work in the service industry, and they should be tipped accordingly. For a tattoo artist who is willing to take the time to talk to you about your tattoo and draw it for you, be especially generous. While the talking is free, that time they spent just talking was time they could have spent actually tattooing someone else for money.

It’s important that you feel comfortable with the artist. You are entrusting your body – both visually in terms of the work that’s done and physically in terms of your health and the artist’s adherence to proper sanitary standards. If the shops a mess and it appears as though the artist hasn’t bathed in months – how comfortable are you that he’s following the proper hygiene standard in regards to his needles and equipment.

When it comes to custom tattoo work, be willing to shell out some cash. This is one aspect of your life where being frugal won’t get you anywhere good. The best custom tattoo artists charge more than others because the quality of their work is higher and people are willing to pay for it. In five years, you won’t remember how much you paid for your tattoo, but you will still have to look at it every day.

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Lone Wolf Tattoo Studio, Nashville, TN April 2014

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e would like to thank everyone who came out to celebrate with us during our Pre Patty Party. We had a wonderful time getting to know more about our customers and cannot wait to see you again. We had a great sales team available to help you get future customers in the right direction for the upcoming riding season. Our motorclothes associates did an outstanding job that night to help get everyone geared up and looking great! Harley Hotties were there to serve green brew and keep the theme going! It was a beautiful night to show off some great bikes and we had a blast, we hope you did too!

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K.I.S.S. page composed & edited by: Toni McCoy Shearon aka “MaMa Thunder” of Thunder Roads Tennessee i have chosen this name for our monthly recipe page, as that was what my mother, rest her soul, always used to say when I would assist her in the kitchen. mom was an avid supporter of the kiss (keep it simple sweetie) method of cooking. i now, more than ever, truely appreciate her philosophy of always taking shortcuts where you can, as long as your ultimate outcome is that of down home, labor of love cooking.

SO SIMPLE SPAGHETTI CARBONARA 1 Pound of Quality Spaghetti (don’t ever cheap out on primary ingredients) 1 Stick of Real Butter OR Quality Margarine such as “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter” 1 Pound of Applewood/Thick Sliced Bacon, Cooked Crisp & Rough Chopped in Medium Size Pieces. If you’re not an authentic bacon lover, you can get away with just half a pound. Not me though. lol 2 Tbs. of Minced Garlic (you can buy a jarful already minced in Deli/Produce area) 4 Large Eggs put out till reaches room temperature 1 Cup of Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese, plus more for garnish topping (I’d tell you that you could use the shaker kind but you really can’t. Just buy a block of it and use your cheese grater or, ask them to grate an entire pound for you at the Deli counter. They’ll gladly do it for you. Salt & Pepper to taste, however..... Salt the water for the Spaghetti heavily as it’s the only time you get to flavor the spaghetti internally. Bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a full boil After you’ve cooked up your bacon nice and crisp, (pour off most of the bacon grease into a container if you’re cooking a pound of bacon) saute’ up the minced garlic after cooking up 2nd round of bacon. Use a very large and high skillet as you’re going to be adding the cooked pasta to it. Some people just use their spaghetti pot and add all the ingredients to it as it’s already so high. I do this, but others prefer the all-in-1 skillet method. You’ll find your own groove. In a separate bowl, whisk up the 4 eggs and 1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese. Add a good amount of fresh cracked black pepper. If mix is too tight, loosen it with some of the pasta water. When the minced garlic is just golden (never overcook) add the bacon back in and stir with a wooden spoon to incorporate well together. Remove from heat and stir in the egg & cheese mixture until creamy. Quickly add the drained spaghetti. Add 2 Tbls. of butter or margarine. If need be, add more pasta water to loosen if seems dry. It must be wet, loose & creamy. Fold out onto a large serving pasta platter and garnish with parsley and more Parmesan cheese. Serve with hot, crusty, lemon-butter bread. Delicioso!

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OLD SKOOL VINEGAR PIE 2 Cups of Cool Water 1/2 Cup All-Purpose Flour 2 Cups Sugar 2 Eggs; beaten & frothy 6 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar 2 tsps. Limoncello (lemon flavored liqueur OR lemon extract (It’s better w/ Limoncello, although in “the day”, lemon extract was always used. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use a store bought pie shell. Bake as per directions & cool completely. In heavy 2-qt. saucepan, bring water to a full boil. In small bowl, combine flour and sugar, tossing with a fork to blend. Add the flour mix to boiling water and cook, whisking often, until thickened, about 7 minutes. Remove from heat and slowly add the eggs, whisking vigorously. Return to medium-low heat and cook, whisking until velvety smooth; about 3 minutes. Add the vinegar and Limoncello and whisk just to blend. Pour into the cooled pastry shell and refrigerate until set; 3 hours and never sooner. I think alot of people don’t try this pie because of the name but damn....it is so good with lemon ice-cream. Great...now I’m toally jonsing for it. EASTER LOVIN’ PISTACHIO WHOOPI PIES 1 Box of Cocoa Chocolate Cake Mix (If can’t find, just get regular Milk Chocolate mix and add 1 Cup of Real Cocoa Mix mixed with 1/2 cup sugar) Blend all ingredients as per pkg. directions. Lay out 2 large cookie sheets with baking parchment paper or non-stick mats. Take a small ice-cream or sherbet ball scoop that is approximate to the size of 2 Tablespoons and scoop into balls. Place balls all over both cookie pans. Leave 2-1/2 inches for balls to spread out Take a rubber spatula and just press slightly so that all balls will bake down 1/2 inch thick. Bake 12 mins. so they’re cracked on the surface. Cool 1 min. then transfer to a rack to cool thoroughly. Put Pistachio ice-cream in refrigerator to soften up for about 20 minutes. Scoop 1/2 cup of icecream on each Whoopi and cover with another & squish slightly to form a sandwich. Freeze for no less than 2 hours before serving. These Rock!

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Coastline near Jenner

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hile most of the country is experiencing conditions that a polar bear wouldn’t want to be in, we here on the left coast are basking in unseasonably good weather. Some early morning chill gives way to mostly sunny days in the 60’s resulting in some pretty nice winter riding. And ride we did, sticking to the coastal regions, we found ourselves in Jenner again. The base for our little adventure would be the Ocean Cove Lodge Bar & Grill. This is a fine establishment where the owners, Bill and Tammarah and site manager Tim go out of their Street Art in Boonville way to make you feel welcome. 16 rooms, a restaurant with a full bar, beautiful ocean views and some real reasonable rates, Ocean Cove Lodge makes for a great getaway. So, if you’re getting to the planning stage for that group ride up the coast later this year, definitely give the folks there a call and they’ll surely hook you up. (The hot tub after a long ride is a definite plus!) After a good night sleep, we crawled out of bed early and putted north on Highway 1 to Gualala (21mi). Along this stretch there are several state parks and pull outs if you care to check out some of the outstanding views of the rocky coastline. You’ll also come across a unique structure a few miles up the road on the right - it’s the Sea Ranch Chapel. If you’re looking for a quiet spot to sit and contemplate your existence or you just want to kick it a bit, we think you’ll like it here. A beautiful wood design with stained glass windows set in a nice wooded park. It’s non-denominational and there aren’t any services or anything - just a lonely chapel open to anyone who might want to drop in. As we pulled in to Gualala, we decided breakfast was in order. Bones Roadhouse wasn’t open yet, so we went over to a little place called Trink’s. Good food, recommend it, cash only! On the road again, we continued on up to Point Arena (35mi) pulling off now and then to check out the Pacific coastline. After cruising through town, 12

Ocean Cove Lodge with Manager Tim

Oysters in Marshall

we turned off on Lighthouse Road and paying a $5 park fee - a few miles later we were out at the point exploring the lighthouse and the associated museum. Back on the highway we rode up to Mountain View Road and headed east to Booneville (64mi). This road will give you your twisty fix for the day. Except for a couple of areas where it narrows, it is a well paved two-laner that cuts through mostly forested terrain. The canopied sections are real nice. When the turning ends, you’ll find yourself at SR128 in Booneville. We didn’t have a lot of time to explore, so after a short break we continued on our way to Cloverdale (92mi) and

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Russian River Meets the Ocean

Scenic turnout near Gualala Sea Ranch Chapel

Guerneville, you’ll come across a cool little place in Forestville (122mi) - the Russian River Pub it has a comfy atmosphere, libations, and a very good menu. As a matter of fact, our gracious host, Jennifer mentioned that the pub was featured on Guy Fieri’s “Diners, Drive-in and Dives.” And we can see why - our lunch was excellent! We wanted to hang out longer, but thought we might want to get through Jenner and up to the Cove before the sun dropped too low. So, off we went after a fuel stop in Guerneville (129mi), we rode SR116 along the river and into Jenner (143mi) and back on Highway 1 again, we faced one last challenge before calling it a day. The awesome climb along the coastal cliffs. This stretch of blacktop offers some spectacular views all around and plenty of twists and turns to keep you on your toes. Later, whetting our whistles back at the lodge (160mi), we settled in and waited for what turned out to be a fabulous sunset...... Highway 101. This section of road is a lot of fun. The first half is the end of another great mostly sweepers, letting you open it up a bit, a nice change after day’s ride! the sometimes tight and technical Mountain View Rd. The second half gets tighter, but the turns are mostly posted 35, allowing you to keep up a pretty good pace. Once reaching Highway 101, Article and photos we turned south and made our way to Healdsburg (110mi). There contributed by Chuck & we turned off on Westside Road, taking the back way through the Cindy Loseth wineries (a lot of choices if you want to do some sampling) until – Courtesy Thunder reaching River Road continuing west and before coming in to Roads NorCal

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CLUBS

Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs of the The Great State of Tennessee www.tenncoc.com Board Members State Chairman: Byrdman 1%er, AOA State VP Chairman: Tommy 1%er, AOA State Treasurer: Doc, 4 Way In No Way Out MC COC Chaplain: Pastor Ron Baptiste, Covenant Confirmers MC AIM/NCOM Attorney: James J. Ramsey (Pops) Keltics MC Tennessee Member Listing 2012-2013 4-Way In No Way Out MC American Steel MC A.R.M. Bikers For Christ M/M Black Pistons MC Boozefighters MC Bond Slaves MC Brothers of the Wheel MC Confederates MC Confederate Drifters MC Copperheads MC Covenant Confirmers MC Currahee MC Double Knuckle MC E.B.G.B. MC Fire and Iron MC Grim Reapers MC Highlanders MC His Laboring Few M/M In Country MC Iron Horsemen MC Iron Riders MC Keltics MC Leathernecks MC Leathernecks Confederation MC Mountain Rebels MC New Attitudes MC Nightriders MC Outlaws MC Peacemakers MC Soldiers for Jesus MC Sons of God MC Southern Sons MC Southern Souls MC Sons of Pennyrile MC Southern Journeymen MC Tri-Cities Motorcyclist MC True Sons MC Unforgotten MC US Military Vets MC Velvet Hammer MC Vendetta’s MC Vietnam Vets Legacy Vets MC Widowmakers MC Wind and Fire MC Zombies MC

ORGANIZATIONS BACA www.bacausa.com Volunteer State Chapter-Lebanon, TN (865-951-4224) E Volunteer State Chapter-Vonore, TN (615-715-5039) BIKERS WHO CARE www.bikerewhocane.org Bikers Who Care is a organization of motorcycle enthusiasts dedicated to supporting The Dream Factory of Clarksville, TN by sponsoring Camp Rainbow, a summer camp for seriously ill children BLUE KNIGHTS The BLUE KNIGHTS® is a non-profit fraternal organization consisting of active and retired law enforcement men & women who enjoy riding motorcycles. www.blueknightstnv. bizland.com CMT/ABATE CMT/ABATE, Inc. is not a •Biker Club”, but a nonprofit, political organization that was formed to preserve feedom and safety for all Tennesseans who enjoy motorcycling. Our major goals are to modify existing laws that are detrimental to motorcycle safety and enjoyment, and to enact new legislation in support of motorcyclists who ride in Tennessee. If you are concerned about preserving personal freedom and motorcycle safety, we urge you to join. Local charters play a major rote in making CMT/ABATE, Inc. an effective organization by contacting their area legislators to inform them of how the local membership feels about issues affecting motorcyclists. PO BOX 1991 MADISON, TN 37116 615-860-1991 Email: lnfo@cmtabate.com

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MOTORCYCLE AWARENESS FOUNDATION OF TENNESSEE WWW.MAFT.US MAFT is a non-profit 501-C-3 tax-exempt organization. We believe that educating the public to have the proper respect for motorcyclists as well other highway users will reduce accidents and deaths on our highways. We hope to reduce motorcycle accidents caused by inattentive drivers resulting in avoidable right of way collisions. Our Campaign Save A Life program is teaching new drivers in our High Schools awareness and defensive techniques to avoid

these accidents. MAFT honors the survivors, the lost and the families of these accident victims at a Vigil each autumn. = Awareness, Respect and Education MAFTINFO@AOL.COM 615-799-8600 Motor Maids, Inc. A diverse group of women motorcyclists united through a passion for riding while fostering a positive image and promoting safe riding skills. www.motormaids.org PATRIOT GUARD RIDERS www.PatriotGuard.org If you have any questions, please feel free to contact PGR State Captain Annette (Dreamcatcher)  615-974-3046 ROLLING THUNDER TENNESSEE www.rollingthundertn1.com Rolling Thunder®, Inc.’s major function is to publicize the POW-MlA issue. To educate the public of the fact that many American prisoners of war were left behind after all past wars. To help correct the past and to protect the future veterans from being left behind should they become prisoners of war-missing in action. We are committed to helping American veterans from all wars! ROLLING THUNDER®, INC., CHAPTER 1 TN Pres. Jay Barnes, Murfreesboro 615-364-1029, www.rollingthundertn1.com ROLLING THUNDER®, INC., CHAPTER 2 TN Pres. Gerri Tramel , Soddy-Daisy 423-843-1061 www.rollingthundertn2.org ROLLING THUNDER®, INC., CHAPTER 3 TN Pres. Clay Tumlin, Knoxville 865-457-4507 rttn3@comcast.net ROLLING THUNDER®, INC., CHAPTER 4 TN Pres. Alan Sipe, Johnson City 423-329-3152, www.rollingthundertn4.com ROLLING THUNDER®, INC. Rolling Thunder Chapter 6 Pres. Mike Morel, Martin City 731-431-2411 www.rollingthundertn6.com SONS OF LIBERTY RIDERS Action Not Words - NOW! Riders organizing to support and defend this country. A political movement of riders. All riders welcome! In addition to welcoming members of any other organization or affiliation. Welcoming non-riders and supporters as well. sonsoflibertyriders.com T.H.R.C.A. The Tennessee Honda Riders Club www.mthrc.org Kerbela Motor Corps Donnie Anderson 865-806-2097 www.shrinershq.org TN VALLEY RIDERS Fayettevilte,TN Web page: tennesseevalleyriders.org Doesn’t matter what you ride or who you are everyone welcome. No dues, Fun Riding Group helping those in need. For more info triplef@cafes.net   GWRRA We are the world’s largest single-marque social organization for owners and riders of Honda Gold Wing & Valkyrie motorcycles and, some would say, the world’s largest family. Dedicated to our motto, Friends for Fun, Safety and Knowledge, GWRRA members enjoy the freedom of belonging to a not-for-profit, non-reigious and non-political organization. http://www.gwrra.org MID SOUTH RIDERS Meetings held the 2nd Sunday of the month @ Shady Rest Biker Bar,Timbte,TN www.midsouthriders.com ASSOCIATIONS VFW Post 5266 Morristown, TN Riders Association Open to all active duty, reservists, guards, and retired military members who are eligible to join the VFW. We meet at 7PM the 3rd Thurs. of each month at the Morristown VFW Post 5266. We are a Veteran driven Association, that supports the surrounding areas Veterans. We also support locally “The Daily Bread and Food On Foot.” Contact Michael Jacobs, President VFW Riders Association @ 423-312-6220 or on FaceBook @ VFW Riders Morristown, TN Christian Motorcyclists Association Organized in 1975 for the purpose of reaching the motorcycle world with the gospel of Jesus Christ. The only requirement for becoming a member of CMA is that you be a Christian. For more info contact the TN State Coordinator, JW Allgood, 615-830-3183 or jwa400@comcast.net. TENNESSEE CHAPTERS Athens/Trinity Warriors #994 Kingsport/Rays of the Son #199 Chattanooga/Choo-Choo Wheels Knoxville/Inspiration Riders #64 of Worship #204 McMinnville/Holy Spirit Clarksville/Prayerborne Reigns #887 Eagles #467 Memphis/Wheels of Grace #710 Cleveland/Gatekeeper #615 Morristown/Lakeway Warriors #999 Columbia/Knights for Christ #448 Murfreesboro/Cornerstone Cookeville/Blood Bought Riders #940 Bikers #614 Mt. Juliet/Steel Witness #1205 Covington/Ransomed Riders #898 Nashville/Lions of Judah #405 Crossville/Cumberland Cruisers Paris/West TN Cruisers for Christ #802 for Christ #1002 Cumberland Gap/Clinton Pulaski/Redemption Riders #1100 Forming Chapter #2508 Springfield/ Bikers of Grace Dover/Iron Horse Revelators #1210 Forming Chapter #2738 Dyersburg/Dyersburg Tullahoma/Outriders for Christ #616 Disciples #978 Union City/Reelfoot Light Jackson/Steelhorse Prophets #709 Riders #897 Jonesborough/Fellowship of the Unashamed #1208

Revelators Motorcycle Ministries Bristol TN Meeting and ride 1st Sat each month @ Burger king on west state st @ 830 am more info frank@ 423-963-5850 chaplin john @423-323-8812 www.revelatorsmm.com   Road Riders for Jesus Ministries Road Riders For Jesus is an independent, Christian faith based, motorcycle ministry that began in 1999 near St. Louis, MO. We now have over 4,000 members worldwide. To find a local chapter, call Mike at 615-828-6446 or go to the national website at www.roadridersforjesus.org. Also check us out on Facebook! Confederate Sons Association Cookeville, Tennessee see our web site for more info www.ConfederateSonsAssociation.com or e-mail larrybarnes@ConfederateSonsAssociation.com Mercy Hands Street Ministries P.O. Box 1515 Dickson, TN 37056 931-670-2351 Hog Heaven Ministries Harley Riders for Jesus Vic Richardson 931-729-1091 hogheavennmislries@yahoo.com GOLD WING TOURING ASSN. CHAPTER HARPETH VALLEY RIDERS Contact Damy & Joyce Emter, Chapter Directors Phone: 615-244-1456 e: DannyEmter@msn.com American Legion Riders (Post 95, Eastridge,TN) Open to American Legion Members and Associates. We participate in parades, ceremonies, and promote motorcycle safety. We also provide a social atmosphere for Legion members who share the same interests. Join us for Fun, friendship and interesting motorcycle rides. ezriderintn@aol.com Black Sheep Black Sheep Harley-Davidsons for Christ is more than just a motorcycle club. It’s a motorcycle ministry of men and women that ride for Jesus: helping and serving H.O.G. members and chapters across the country. For more information contact Jeff Pierce 615.653.5065 or visit our web site: wwwblacksheephdfc.org Road Riders for Jesus Motorcycle Ministries Chattanooga, TN. Meeting and ride 3rd Sat each month @ City Cafe on corner Lee Hwy and Bonny Oaks @ 11:00 AM more info Johnny @ 423 605 5026 ,www.roadridersforjesus.org The Biker Church Covenant Confirmers Ministries Inc. www.covenantconfirmers.org Three Degrees Masonic Motorcycle Club Contact: Grang Chapter Secretary @ e-mail: ironmason@hotmail.com or Past President: Free Bird @ freebird3d@yahoo.com

#435 Beech River #273 Bristol #034 Chatanooga #058 Clarksville #410 Copperhill #323 Covington #285 Crossroads #320 Cumberland Gap #423 Eagle Bluff

Southern Cruisers www.southerncruisers.net #211 Golden Circle #250 Greenville #282 Highland Rim #000 Memphis #006 Middle #059 Montgomery Bell #077 Northeast #483 Northwest #153 Shiloh

Wheels Of Faith Ministry A nondenominational organization with the purpose and goal of spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ through word & work, and to provide a Christian atmosphere where we gather and ride our motorcycles. www.wheelsoffaith. com W.O.W. Women on Wheels Cool Lady Cruisers Chattanooga, TN joandcharlie@bellsouth.net HOG CHAPTERS The Dragon Chapter, Maryville 865-977-1669 Eastern TNChapter 865-457-7893 Ghost River Chapter Collierville, TN ghostriverhog.com

Mule Town Chapter 931--540-0099 www.muletownrider.com Nashville Music City Chapter 615-242-6067 Northwestern 731-885-1792

Golden Circle Jackson Chapter 731-627-2288 www.qchoq.com

Thunder Creek Chattanooga Chapter 423-892-4888

Middle Tennessee 615-771-7775

Tri City Chapter 423-283-0422

Murfreesboro Chapter 615-849-8025 615-242-6067

Tuckessee Clarksville Chapter (931)648-1607

The Dragon Chapter, Maryville 865-977-1669

Twin Lakes Morristown Chapter 423-586-5343

Memphis Chapter

Upper Cumberland Chapter 931-526-3139

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Bullet Points Decisions... Decisions!

Courtesy of Wolverine Shooting Sports, Inc. ~ Dani Sparks

So you’re going to buy your first handgun? Maybe you have been hunting your entire life, or you’ve shot rifles and shotguns. Perhaps you’re entirely new to firearms altogether. Regardless of your firearm experience, there are a few things you need to know before you make your first handgun purchase. Many people come into the store looking to buy a specific firearm, because their brother, friend, uncle, or neighbor told them they “just have to buy X gun!” That gun may be a fantastic firearm, but it might not be the right gun for you! The most important factor in making your decision is finding the gun that fits your hand the best. In order to do this, you must first be familiar with the different types of handguns available. Would you prefer a semi-auto or a revolver? Is the gun going to be mainly for range use and home protection, or are you going to be getting your CPL for concealed carry? The amount of recoil you will feel will vary depending on type of firearm, so I highly recommend that you try a couple different guns in varying calibers so that you will know what is comfortable for you to shoot regularly. If your gun is not comfortable and fun to shoot, it will end up being an expensive paperweight. I recommend going to a local gun shop with a range, and ask the staff questions. Most importantly, ask what they recommend for your hand size, and then hold the different guns. The various grips will fit your hand differently. Find the guns that feel good to you and try them on the range. Keep in mind that full framed guns will generally have less felt recoil and be more comfortable to shoot. Here are just a few:

Glock recently began producing the model 42, chambered in .380 acp, with a much smaller frame, which is ideal for shooters with very small hands.

This Remington 1911 R1 is a standard, single action 1911 type firearm, and its full sized metal frame makes shooting a .45 quite pleasant. This style gun requires long fingers, but can be held by smaller hands, such as mine, because the grip is thin. If you prefer revolvers, I’d recommend one of the Smith & Wesson revolvers with steel frames, particularly with a longer barrel. This tiny Smith is part of their Air Weight line, and is designed for concealed carry. It’s an excellent gun, but the recoil can be a little intimidating for a new shooter.

The Springfield Armory XD has a slim grip, with a short trigger reach, and is a great gun to try if you have small hands. Smith & Wesson also makes semi-auto pistols, and their M&P line is great for home defense, as well as carry. Either the full size or the compact would be a good choice, as the compact isn’t too unruly, though it does carry a bit more snap than the full size. Make sure you hold both, as the grips on the two frame sizes feel very different! Please feel free to stop in or give us a call if you have any questions! Also, see our ad this issue.

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ED HARDY TATS Tattoo’s for Children?  Yes!  Every February Wild Bill’s Tattoo is open from 8 am until midnight with all proceeds being donated to the UC Davis Children’s Hospital in Sacramento. The 16-hour tattoo marathon consist of approximately 30 volunteer tattoo artist from all over California who donate their entire days proceeds from tattoos, piercings, jewelry, shirts, and even their tips. Thank you to all who came out last year and a Special Thanks to the Artists for contributing their time. Wild Bill’s Tattoo has raised $152,600.00 since beginning the Annual Tattoo-A-Thon eleven years ago. When I spoke to Wild Bill about this event he said, “The Hospital named part of the new wing after the Tattoo Shop while Roxanne and I were there. What an honor!” He went on to say, “None of this would be possible without our clients and staff.” So when you head out to Wild Bill’s Tattoo this year, don’t forget appointments are preferred (to avoid a long wait) but not necessary. Please come with your tattoo ideas on paper (if possible) it’ll save a lot of time. The next Tattoo-A-Thon which will benefit the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is Saturday, February 22, 2014. For more information visit:  WILD-BILLS.com    The true story of Wild Bill  When people ask him, “Hey Bill, do you have a Harley?” He replies, “How old are you? I’ve had the same 1966 Shovelhead 39 years.” In fact, for ten years he didn’t even own a car. With a love of motorcycles that was passed down from his father, (also named Bill) the younger Bill rode around on his Harley, raising hell. Noted for partying a bit too much, and for his scrapes with the law, he acquired the nickname, ‹Wild Bill›.  Bill made a decision to stop drinking at the age of 20, and quickly noticed that things started to go much better for him.  Bill has not had an ounce of alcohol to this day and is now enjoying a clean and sober life. When Bill was traveling to tattoo and motorcycle events from coast to coast, he could be found with a camera in his hand, shooting photos everywhere he went and submitting them to various magazines.  While covering Motorcycle Ice Races, All Harley Drags and traveling with heavily tattooed bands, he began writing stories to go along with his photos and soon found himself with an increase in demand for his submissions.  With thousands of photos published in Tattoo Magazine, Skin Art, Easyriders, In The Wind, Iron Horse, 22

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Outlaw Biker and Biker Lifestyle and Thunder Roads Magazines’s Network, Bill soon found shooting cover photos the most rewarding. His chrome 66 Shovelhead has been the centerfold and on the cover of more magazines than any other motorcycle to date. Bill was on the front page of the first Tattoo magazine ever printed: Tattoo #1, and he shot 38 of the photos inside the magazine. Unfortunately, tattooists were not given credits at that time and Bill fought for years with the editors to get not only photo credits but tattooist credits as well. Bill went on to become the studio and cover photographer for Skin Art Magazine, Tattoo Expo, Tattoo Tour, Tattoos for Men, and Tattoos for Women with over 40 magazine covers and centerfolds to his credit. Billy Tinney, from Easyriders Magazine was Bill’s mentor in the world of photography. Bill got so close and spent so much time with Billy he would refer to him as his “dad”.   Bill’s whole body is covered in mostly black and gray tattoos by Ed Hardy. Why so much black and gray? Bill says it seems to be so much more realistic, showing the detail and true depth and dimension of the art work.  Bill is both a tapestry of artwork and an artist, winning awards in both categories, not to mention awards for his business. Bill received the Best Tattooed Male award four times at various Tattoo Conventions. He has attended over 50 shows and has an entire wall of trophies that he has received. The shop was named Sacramento›s Number One Tattoo Studio by the Sacramento Business Journal, and Sacramento Magazine named his studio “Best Tattoo Studio” ten years running. Bill won the logo contest in 1984 for the anniversary logo for Roseville’s outgoing mail cancellation mark, so all the outgoing mail in Roseville bears his artwork. With a love of electronics and tinkering passed down from his father, Bill built his first tattoo machine at age 14 out of wood and a doorbell buzzer. Working out of a little tattoo shop in his bedroom closet he started to use plastic and then aluminum for his machines. Believing that a steel frame would have a loss in quality because the magnetic memory (becoming magnetized) would distort the electromagnetic field generated by the coils, he decided to never use anything but aluminum machines during his tattoo career. The aluminum machines he was building were some of the lightest around. Many other tattooist from various states and countries requested tattoo machines he had built. He has over 100 machines in his collection, mostly aluminum, single coil or custom one-of-a-kind machines. He has become somewhat of “a connoisseur of fine aluminum machinery”. Bill moved into an upstairs storefront on Lincoln and

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Vernon Street in Roseville in 1974 because it had never had a tattoo shop, and he didn’t want to step on the toes of anyone that had helped him. “I will always respect and be forever grateful to the people that I learned from and that have helped me further my career.” He now has 10 full time artists. Bill now reflects: “It took many years of 10-12 hour days and hard work to get where I am today, make no mistake about that. I drew every spare moment I had, a lot of the time with a pen, so it was a lot like tattooing because there is no eraser. But pencil will always be my favorite medium. I liked the depth and dimension that could be achieved by making shadows in grays.” Bill finally got in to see Don Ed Hardy “I was very impressed with the full coverage body tattoos Ed was doing. My monthly trips started to include getting tattooed by Ed. A lot of the time I would be tattooed by Ed for 6 to 8 hours and then get worked on by Bob Roberts for another 3 to 4 hours. That made for some long days for sure! It would leave me very drained but I was starting to get the coverage I was after.” Bill describes Ed Hardy: “He was humble, a no nonsense tattooist unlike any other I had ever met. Starting work at ten in the morning and wearing a tie while he worked was not what I was used to. His whole outlook on life was something I admired greatly. Ed told me that once you think you’re the best, you stop learning. That’s something that has always stayed with me.” “Once my arms and both sides of my chest were completed, I was ready for my ribs. I knew it was going to be a major undertaking. I wanted large, big work.” At the time Bill belonged to 20+ tattoo clubs world wide. Bill said he had been writing the president of the tattoo club of Japan and he sent Bill some art work of a tattooed Japanese woman. The moment Bill saw it he knew that’s what he wanted on his rib cage. Bill took the art work to Ed and got started right away, he worked on Bill for a total of 8 hours that day. For the other rib cage Bill chose a tattooed woman drawn by Olivia. Ed spent 7 hours on that one with his new magnum needle set up. “I will never forget the look on Olivia›s face when she saw my tattoo for the first time at a tattoo convention in L.A. She loved it and said it was the first major tattoo of her art work she had seen. I noticed she spent a lot of time taking photos of it”, said Bill. In December 1981, Bill booked five full days with Ed Hardy “I showed up and told Ed that I wanted a demon riding a motorcycle all in black and gray covering my entire back and butt. Ed 24

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was known for doing the best color work in the U.S. He said if I wanted black & gray, I should go to L.A. and see Jack Rudy, ‹he likes to do that type of high detail mechanical work›. I told Ed, no, I wanted him to do it. After it was finished on the fifth day, Bob Roberts worked on my solar plexus. That made for a lot of tattoo work. I had never been so worn out in my life. Afterwards Ed invited me to a dinner with about ten other people with body suits in progress at the Japan center. I was quite honored. A lot of Ed will always be with me, (not just because he did the majority of my tattoos) but because he had a very large impact on my life.” Two of Bill’s mentors that he says he owes a great deal to are Brian Everett and Jack Rudy. Bill said, “I first ran into Jack Rudy while he was tattooing on some young upstart named Brian Everett in a hotel room in Virginia. At the time I had no idea what a positive effect Brian would have on my life.”  Bill continued to say, “I went to visit Jack Rudy in East L.A. to do photos for a tattoo magazine story I was working on about him. We got along quite well and I felt his portfolio work was the Holy Grail of tattooing. Every time I went to draw or tattoo I would think, how would Jack do it? We shared a room at many tattoo conventions, tattooing well into the night. In fact, while in Philadelphia we both tattooed on Jim “The Snake” Nyhan at the same time. I remember Jim saying after two or three hours, ‹whose idea was this anyway?› Jack & I both looked at him and said at the same time, “yours!”  Tattooing next to Jack was a great opportunity to watch him work up close. Finally he had some time for me and did an awesome portrait on my abdomen. One of the most talked about tattoos on me is the realistic portraits of my parents that Jack did above my knee while we were in San Diego at a convention. I kept running into the work of Brian Everett at conventions and started to watch his work very closely. The realism in his work really stood out. I had him do a life size portrait that took almost nine hours on my thigh. Believe it or not, I had to stand the entire time! That tattoo has won more than ten awards.” Bill continues, “Brian and I got together at car shows, conventions or at my studio whenever he was available. He completed my right leg in fine line black and gray, including portraits of my parents› wedding day. He also did our shop logo, my 1915 ford, 1966 VW bus and my Panoz roadster on me. Finally getting my armpits done completed my body suit. Brian is a true family man with very high values that I admire greatly. His work on me blows people away both young and old. I truly feel he is one of the top black and gray portrait tattooist in the world.” Bill always thought he would be “glad when my body suit was finished. But I am always finding things I would like on me but don’t have the room anymore. So always be picky what you get tattooed on yourself.” Bill’s garage is full of custom show cars and bikes including the shortened 1966 Drag Racing VW Van, 32 Ford Phaeton, 15  Model-T Speedster, 59 Messerschmitt, a 89 Car Hauler, 02 Panoz  Roadster, the first 05 aluminum Panoz Esperante. Bill also owns a 64 Amphicar, 54 Porsche Spyder, 66 Shovelhead, a ¾ sized old school chopper, five custom built mini bikes, two mini cars, a 80 Freeway (3 wheeled) and a 59 Flame throwing Nash Metropolitan   If you want to see more, check out WILD-BILLS.com – Courtesy Thunder Roads Northern California April 2014

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DEALERS & SHOPS Appleton’s Harley-Davidson/Buell 2501 Hwy 41A Bypass Clarksville, TN 37043 931-648-1607 Bost Harley Davidson 4600 Delaware Ave Nashville, TN 37209 615-297-7500 or 866-374-2759 Boswell’s of Cookeville 1421 Interstate Dr Cookeville, TN 38501 931-526-3139 Boswell’s of Downtown Nashville 180 2nd Ave. N. Nashville, TN 37201 615-242-7078 Boswell’s of Nashville 401 Fesslers Ln Nashville, TN 37210 615-242-6067 Boswell’s of Rivergate 2200 Gallatin Pike N Madison, TN 37115 615-855-1001 Bumpus H-D / Buell of Murfreesboro 2250 NW Broad St Murfreesboro, TN 37129 615-849-8025 Bumpus H-D / Buell of Memphis 2160 Whitten Rd Memphis, TN 38133 901-372-1121 Bumpus H-D / Buell of Jackson 326 Carriage House Dr Jackson, TN 38305 731-422-5508 Bumpus Harley Davidson 325 S Byhalia Rd Collierville, TN 38017 901-376-1121 H.D. of Columbia 1616 Harley Davidson Blvd Columbia, TN 38401 931-540-0099 H-D of Cool Springs 7128 S. Springs Drive Franklin, TN 37067 866-667-8836 hdcoolsprings.com Highway 12 Motorsports 5110 Ashland City Highway Nashville, TN 37218 (615) 891-7850 www.Hwy12Motorsports.com Across From Lewis Country Store

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Knoxville Harley-Davidson 605 Lovell Rd Knoxville, TN 37932 865-671-2454 Knoxville Harley-Davidson 5800 Clinton Highway Knoxville, TN 37912 865-689-2454 S&G Custom Cycles 1114 Galloway St Columbia, TN 38401 931-381-7282 www.sgcustomcyles.com Smoky Mountain Harley -Davidson 1820 Lamar Alexander Pkwy Maryville, TN 37801 865-977-1669

BARS & RESTAURANTS Almighty Smokin’ BBQ 3371 U.S. Hwy41-A South Clarksville, TN 37043 Bsteinsultz@Gmail.Com 931-358-3633 Bent Wrench Roadhouse 4724 Ashland City Road Fredonia, TN 37146 931-362-4774 www. thebentwrenchroadhouse.com Double E Bar/Grill 4957 Lebanon Pike Old Hickory, TN 37138 615-885-3400 Hooter’s Clarksville 750 N. Riverside Dr. Clarksville, TN 37040 931-920-8400 Hooters of Harding Place 217 Largo Drive Nashville 615--331-0842 Hooters of Rivergate 654 Wade Circle S. Goodlettsville 615-851-6499 JUJU’s 1078 N Broadway Portland, TN 37148 615-323-5871 The Shed 1820 Lamar Alexander Pkwy Maryville, TN 37801 865-977-1669 Silverado’s Rivergate & Lebanon 709A Rivergate Pkwy. Goodlettsville, TN 37072 615-851-4490 Bike Nite Wednesdays

CAMPGROUNDS Cacklebery Campground “Home of the Big Cock” Owners: Ronnie & Jenny Williams 560 County Road (TR415) New Smyyrma Beach, FL 32168 386-428-5459

GROCERIES Lewis Country Store 5106 Old Hickory Blvd. Nashville, TN (615) 255-7755 Gas-Up, Unique Shop, Fresh Food

MOTORCYCLE INS. C. Bo Brumit Ins. Agcy., 5608 Hwy 11 E. - Suite C3 Piney Flats, TN 37686 Toll Free: (866) 700-4218 Specializing in Biker Ins. Rates

MINISTRIES Covenant Confirmers Ministries, Inc. Pastor Ron Baptiste A “Biker Church” for All Bikers & Their Families. (615) 384-9010 www.covenantconfirmers.org

PAINT & PINSTRIPING 3D Head Custom Paint™ Knoxville, Tn 865-621-9836 Ask for: Kenny or Tony Our Graphics Will Blow Your Mind! Visual Edge Pinstriping by George 1050 Spain Hill Rd Lascassas, TN 37085 www.v-edge.com 615-273-2877

SERVICES Affordable Lights & Audio LED lights & stereo’s for all bikes. By appointment only. We come to you. Call Mechele @ 615-4961493 for pricing. Charlie’s Shoe & Boot Repair 108 W Main St Lebanon, TN 37087 615-449-6065 Collin’s Interiors 3704 Nolensville Pike Nashville, TN 37211 615-977-2188

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TRAILERS L&S Motorcycle Trailer Rentals Ask for Larry Cell: 615-308-1288 All size trailers for your needs!

LEGAL AIM/NCOM Richard M. Lester 800-531-2424/ 1-800-on-a-bike www.onabike.com The Boyd Firm Motorcycle Attorneys 865.246.1800 www.theboydfirm.org “We’ll Sue The Bastards.”

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by Bob “Bulldog” Ousley Dear Fellow Veterans and Patriots of Tennessee: I am a Prisoner of War (POW) and Missing in Action (MIA) activist. Many of you already know this but it may help you to know why I write many of my articles. Most of my days have some time spent working to bring home those who have been left behind. Last year the United States Senate and the House began separate hearings into the Joint Prisoner of War Accounting Command (JPAC). This is the organization that locates missing in action personnel, recovers their remains determines their identity and turn them over to the family. Today there are still over 83,000 service members who are missing in action going back to World War II. Many of these missing service members were not killed on the battlefield. Approximately 25,000 were taken prisoner during the wars since 1940 and abandoned to live out their lives suffering harsh treatment, forced labor and medical experiments in Laos, North Korea, China, Russia and a few other places. The Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) is indirectly in charge of JPAC. The current command structure is disjointed and allows a lot of finger pointing and shifting of blame. JPAC is being investigated because they have been deemed wasteful and ineffective to the point that some may face criminal charges. Very soon the structure of those who locate and identify the missing will undergo some changes. The Undersecretary of Defense, Michael D. Lumpkin has been placed in charge of these changes by the Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel. The goal is a streamlined structure that will be more ethical, responsible and effective. The United States Congress recently mandated that JPAC develop the capability to account for 200 MIAs per year by 2015. JPAC says they won’t be able to attain

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that level for several years. Currently they are accounting for between 60 and 80 MIAs annually. Last year I reported that there were approximately 20,000 on the MIA list that are termed recoverable. That number has been clarified by DPMO and there are actually more than 44,000 MIA’s viewed as recoverable. Let me put that in perspective for you. Many of those on the MIA list are from as far back as World War II. They already have awaited location and recovery for about 70 years. At JPACs current rate of recovery and identification it will take until the year 2564 to account for just those termed recoverable. If JPAC becomes able to do 200 per year they may be able to complete by the year 2234. For the WWII missing 2234 will mark over 290 years that some families will have had to wait to learn the actual fate of their loved one. Would you say that amount of time shows great caring for the families? Would you say this is a good example of how a grateful nation treats those who have defended it and preserved our freedoms? At a rate of 80 recoveries per year the task takes 550 years to identify 44,000 MIAs. If the last MIA was identified today based on 80 identifications per year he would have gone missing 28 years before Columbus discovered America. At 200 per year he would have gone missing in 1794. That’s the first year the United States Senate held session. You get my point. The effort to find and identify the missing is getting a very low priority at this point. To put identifications in perspective JPAC takes an average of 5.5 years per identification. The dead in mass graves in Bosnia and Herzegovina are being identified at a rate of 200 per month. What’s wrong with this picture? Remember these facts when you see the black and white POW/MIA flag flying on a motorcycle. America’s mothers can’t wait hundreds of years to know what happened to their son or daughter. A truly grateful nation can do better. Keep the faith. Thank a vet for the freedoms we still enjoy and support politicians who will bring back the ones we’ve lost. Fly the flag of the people and be proud you’re an American. Hug the families of those still missing because their quest for closure has not ended. Live the good life and ride for those who can’t. Bulldog

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NCOM BIKER NEWSBYTES Compiled & Edited by Bill Bish, National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM)

U.S. SENATE ACTS TO STOP MOTORCYCLE-ONLY CHECKPOINTS Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Senate to prohibit the use of federal funds in establishing motorcycle-only checkpoints. S.2078, the “Stop Motorcycle Checkpoint Funding Act,” sponsored by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Ron Johnson (RWI), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) on Wednesday, March 5th, and is similar to H.R. 1861, introduced last year in the U.S. House by Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI). The bill would prohibit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) from issuing grants to states to set up checkpoints where motorcycle riders are targeted by police to check that their vehicles meet state standards for noise, tire condition and other requirements, and are also checked for safety gear during the roadside checkpoints. Over the past few years, such roadblocks have been conducted in New York, Georgia, Virginia and Utah during large motorcycle rallies. The senators argue that these types of checkpoints are discriminatory and unnecessary since motorcycle riders are already subject to state registration, inspection, licensing and helmet laws and must stop at sobriety check points like all other drivers. One co-sponsor, Sen. Manchin, former governor of West Virginia, says the checkpoints are a waste of taxpayer funding that can have an adverse effect on states’ economies. “Requiring bikers to drive through motorcycle-only checkpoints is not only an ineffective use of taxpayer dollars, but it also raises legitimate questions about discrimination against motorcyclists. In West Virginia, bikers travel near and far to drive on our winding roads and enjoy the beautiful scenery, which attracts tourism and helps boost both our local and state economies,” Manchin said. “As a Harley owner myself, I am pleased to work with my colleagues on this bipartisan legislation that simply would prohibit yet another senseless and unreasonable federal regulation which could harm states’ economies.” The states of California, Illinois, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Virginia have all passed legislation to bar such checkpoints. CDC TASK FORCE RECOMMENDS HELMET LAWS The Community Preventative Services Task Force, a panel operating under the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), has reported its findings for improving motorcycle rider safety, recommending that states and the federal government focus on passing helmet laws. In its first-ever findings statement on motorcycle safety, the group of mostly medical professionals emphasize that motorcyclist fatalities have nearly doubled since 2000, but ignore the fact that motorcycle registrations have likewise multiplied over the same time period. Members of Congress have written the CDC requesting that they back off from helmet propaganda, but the federal health agency feels justified in pursuing all preventable injuries. 30

FURTHER EPA ACTIONS RESTRICT E15 FUEL Following passage of the Farm Bill, which hampers the availability of E15 (gasoline containing 15% ethanol) by restricting blender pumps necessary to dispense the fuel, as well as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s recent move to reduce for the first time the amount of ethanol required to be blended into U.S. gasoline supplies, two new EPA regulations are expected to further limit E15 availability. In action taken March 3rd, the EPA decided against adopting E15 as its standard test fuel, and in other regulatory action refused to waive E15 vapor pressure limits, which will effectively reduce its distribution to gas stations during summer months. Previously, the EPA approved E15 for use in cars and trucks built since 2001, but has not approved the fuel for use in any motorcycles or ATVs, and manufacturers have warned that E15 can damage engines and even inadvertent fueling can void warranties. PENNSYLVANIA LIMITS MOTORCYCLE LEARNERS PERMITS State Representative Seth Grove introduced HB 892 in this session of the Pennsylvania State Legislature in an effort to curb the practice of “serial permitting” by novice riders in the state, and the bill was just signed by the Governor and becomes effective immediately. The new law restricts the number of times someone can reapply for a motorcycle learners permit to three times in a 5 year period.  Prior to this law, there was no restriction on the number of times an individual could reapply for a learners permit and thereby skirting the need to take the full motorcycle license written and riding test. “We have been dealing with individuals who continually violate the restrictions of motorcycle permits because they treat permits like actual licenses,” Grove said. ABATE of Pennsylvania also supported the bill and provides free student motorcycle safety training, with an opportunity to obtain a class “M” license upon completion of the course. FLORIDA LAWMAKERS MAY MAKE DRIVERS WATCH OUT FOR MOTORCYCLISTS  Safety rule number one for motorcycle riders is to watch out for car drivers, but a proposal in Florida could make it state law for drivers to watch out for motorcycles. The bill covers what Senator Greg Evers (R-District 2) calls “vulnerable road users.” That includes motorcyclists, pedestrians, road workers, scooter and bicycle riders, farm equipment operators, carriage drivers and those in wheelchairs. If a driver commits a moving violation that results in bodily injury, it would become a second-degree misdemeanor. If it causes death, it would become first-degree, with the potential for license suspension.

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PM cemetery, where a crane lowered him and his bike11/1/11 to their5:06 final resting place in full riding gear, forever in the wind.

NCOM CONVENTION HONORS FALLEN RIDERS; INVITES NAMES FOR TRIBUTE 

With the 29th Annual NCOM Convention in Dallas just weeks away, the National Coalition of Motorcyclists is requesting that MROs, motorcycle clubs, and riding associations submit the names of those members and supporters who have died since May 2013, so that we may honor their memories during the traditional “Ringing of the Bell” tribute to fallen riders during the opening ceremonies. Dedications can be hand-delivered at the Convention to “Doc” Reichenbach, NCOM Chairman of the Board, or e-mailed in advance to Bill Bish at Jackson told commissioners that 45 Indiana counties currently NCOMBish@aol.com. allow off-road vehicles on public roads. The vehicles still must comply with state laws governing off-road vehicles. State law   requires the rider or driver be 16 years old and licensed, and also Attendees are also encouraged to bring an item on behalf of their requires that the vehicle be registered, much like a boat. organization for the Freedom Fund Auction, with proceeds benefiting the motorcyclists’ rights movement nationwide through Getting Our People Elected donations, NCOM Speaker Program, WEIRD NEWS: BIKER BURIED WITH BIKE lobbying activities and other pro-motorcycling projects as deterAn Ohio biker was granted his last wish to be buried astride his mined by the NCOM Board of Directors. beloved Harley-Davidson, but it took one custom Plexiglas cas- The 29th annual NCOM Convention will be held Mother’s Day weekket, three extra burial plots, five embalmers and six years of plan- end, May 8-11, 2014 at The Intercontinental Hotel - Dallas, located at ning and preparations for 82-year old Bill Standley of Mechanic- 15201 Dallas Parkway in Addison, Texas, so reserve your room now for sburg, Ohio to share a grave with the ’67 Harley he bought new the special NCOM rate of $99 by calling (877) 317-5786. and rode around the country through 49 states. This annual gathering will draw hundreds of bikers’ rights activists It all started 18 years ago when Standley joked with his kids about from across the country to discuss topics of concern to all riders, who would inherit his motorcycle; “I’ve got two sons, only got one and ALL motorcyclists are welcome and encouraged to attend. bike,” and one of his daughters off-handedly quipped, “Oh dad, Meetings, seminars and group discussions will focus on legislajust be buried with it.” tive efforts and litigation techniques to benefit our right to ride and Six years ago, Standley went before the Champaign County Freedom of the Road. Board of Health to get permission for the bizarre burial, and was To pre-register, call the National Coalition of Motorcyclists at (800) informed that he would need a special vault and he’d have to 525-5355 or visit www.ON-A-BIKE.com. drain all of the fluids out of the bike. QUOTABLE QUOTE: “There may be times when we are powerHe and his two sons then custom built a see-through casket from less to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when a modified septic tank, reinforced with wood and steel, and on we fail to protest.”  ~ Elie Wiesel (b. 1928) author, Nobel laureate and January 31st family and friends took him on his last ride to the Holocaust survivor  April 2014

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MULE DAY 2014  Date: 04/05/2014 - 04/05/2014  Time: 11:00 AM  Location: 1824 South Main St Columbia TN 38401  Contact email: Zero_Obliquity@bellsouth.net  Contact phone: 931 334-3331  11:00 am till last man standing. Come celebrate Mule Day 2014 with the EBGB M/C. We will have breakfast in the morning followed by a poker run. After the run we will have food, live music, and lots of adult activities. There is limited camping, so get setup early.  Bull Moose Riding for Down Syndrome-4th Annual Saturday, Apr 5, 2014Bumpus Harley-Davidson, South Byhalia Road, Collierville, TN, United States DescriptionRegistration 9am at 11am, FMI call 901-282-6138. SPRING THAW BIKE SHOW  Date: 04/05/2014 - 04/05/2014  Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Mid-TN Expo Center 1209 Park Ave Murfreesboro TN 37129  Contact email: scooter@bothbarrelspromotions.com  Contact phone: 615-364-1828  Hosted by Both Barrels Promotions. Bike Show & Huge Swap Meet. New & Used Bike Parts, Accessories, Bikes for Sale, Biker Clothing, & Much More! $25 Show Entry. $10 Admission. $1000 Best of Show. $200 Best Home Built Bike. $200 Best Ratrod Car or Truck.  2ND ANNUAL MULE DAY BIKE BLESSING  Date: 04/05/2014 - 04/05/2014  Time: 9:00 PM - 5:00 PM Location: Advance Auto Parts, 300 South James Campbell Blvd Columbia TN 38401  Contact email: bikerchic24@gmail.com  Refreshments. All riders & vehicles welcome!  Mid State Motorsports Mystery Dinner Ride The Mid State Motorsports Mystery Dinner Ride will be held at Mid State Motorsports in Cookeville, Tennessee on April 10th, 2014. -Mid State Motorsports in Cookeville, Tennessee (1191 S Walnut, Cookeville, TN) Join us for an after work Mystery Dinner ride leaving from our parking lot at 6:15pm. We’ll take the curviest most fun roads we can find to scrumptious out of the way local eateries. We’ll have a great ride, door prizes good food, and good times. Everyone is invited! We plan to make this a monthly ride during the riding season. Put the 2nd Thursday of each month on your ride calendar today. Event Hours: -Ride leaves at 6:15pm Please Contact For More Information: -(931) 528-5504 4TH ANNUAL CANEY/FORK CMT/ABATE BIKE, CAR SHOW & SWAP MEET  Date: 04/12/2014 - 04/12/2014  Time: 9:00 PM - 6:30 PM Location: Caney Fork Motors 347 Cookeville Hwy Carthage TN 37030  Contact email: rosedaiquari@yahoo.com  Contact phone: 615-281-7279 

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Vendors, Music, Food, & much more! Bike show starts at 1pm and judging starts at 2pm. $10 per class and ride in only. Trophies for Best in Show and Best in Class. Admission is $5. Kids under 12 free.  This is a great family fun day and the bike show is awesome.  Vendors please contact Carol @ 615-281-7279. We will have a great band and special guest!  Leukemia and Lymphoma Societys Poker Run and Party for Man of the Year The Leukemia and Lymphoma Societys Poker Run and Party for Man of the Year will be held at the Dekalb County Fairgrounds in Alexandria, Tennessee on April 12th, 2014.Location: -Dekalb County Fairgrounds in Alexandria, Tennessee Registration: -$20 bike entry fee -$10 additional hand The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Candidate for Man of the Year. Justin Paschal’s Poker Run & Campaign Kickoff Party. 100% of the proceeds to go the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Event Hours: -Registration starts at 10:00am -First bike out at 11:00am -Last bike in at 2:30pm Please Contact For More Information: -(615) 330-9967 TWIST A GRIP MOTORCYCLE SWAP MEET & CRUISE IN  Date: 04/12/2014 - 04/12/2014  Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Bikers Service Center 972 North Broad St. Lexington TN 38351  Contact email: Southern.motors@hotmail.com  Contact phone: 731-249-9200  The Spring 2014 Twist A Grip Motorcycle Swap Meet and Cruise In !! The Mid Souths Largest Motorcycle Only Swap Meet. Over 1500 bikes at our 2013 Spring & Fall Events. Over 5 Acres of Vendor Space. Easy in & out Access for Bikes & Vendors. Buy, Sell, Swap or Trade like the good ole days. All Bike/Biker related Vendors welcome. Tons of Food, Drinks, Live Bands, Event T Shirts & giveaways, Huge Bike Corral for bikes for sale by owners, Blessing of The Bikes and more. All proceeds go to local charities.  Mid State Motorsports Bike Night April 29, 2014 1385 Interstate Drive, Cookeville, TN he Mid State Motorsports Bike Night will be held at Buffalo Wild Wings in Cookeville, Tennessee on April 29th, 2014. Location: -1385 Interstate Drive, Cookeville, TN Kick off the riding season with Mid State Motorsports Bike Night at Buffalo Wild Wings. Great food, door prizes, accessory and apparel on site, and a different event each bike night. All riders and bikes invited! Please Contact For More Information: -(931) 528-5504 H-D OF COOL SPRINGS MONTHLY EVENTS  Date: 04/12/2014 - 05/29/2014  Time: 10:00 AM  Location: H-D Cool Springs 7128 S Springs Dr Franklin TN 37067  Contact email: betsy@hdcoolsprings.com  Contact phone: 615.771.7775  April 12th - Adult Easter Egg Hunt and Picture’s for  the Kids with Easter Bunny. Picture’s from 10a-1p. Adult hunt 1pm.  May 8th - Ladies Garage Party 630p-9p.  May 29th - Men’s Boot Camp 630p-9p  HWY 12 MOTORSPORT 1ST ANNUAL CANCER RIDE  Date: 04/12/2014 - 04/12/2014  Time: 10:00 AM  Location: HWY 12 Motorsports 5110 Ashland City Hwy Nashville TN 37218  Contact email: highway12motorsports@gmail.com  Contact phone: 615.519.7259 Jody  2014 Beneficiary: Ricky Reed Assistant Director of Cheatham County E.M.S. $25 Per Hand - $5 Extra Cards. 10AM Registration. 12PM KSU.  Purse Prizes According to Participation. Food - Drinks - Door Prizes. Michael Mason & The Roadhouse Roosters. 

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LOS CAZADORES 3RD ANNUAL MAKE-A-WISH EVENT  Date: 04/13/2014 - 04/13/2014  Time: 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Bumpus H-D 325 S Byhalia Rd Collierville TN 38017 Contact email: loscazadorestn@gmail.com  Contact phone: 901-573-1293  Free pancake breakfast. $25 sheet & shirt. $15 sheet only. $15 shirt only. First Out – 1130a. Last Out – 12noon. Last In – 4p Hadley’s Pub.  1st, 2nd, 3rd prizes announced at 4:30. Door Prizes and 50/50. Los Cazadores 2014 Grand Prize Drawing announced at 6pm.  11TH ANNUAL CMT/ABATE OLD SCHOOL SWAP MEET  Date: 04/19/2014 - 04/19/2014  Time: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM Location: The Crossings Event Center 5380 Hickory Hollow PKWY Antioch TN 37013  Contact email: csfreedom@aol.com  Contact phone: 615-566-6516 Jeff  NEW LOCATION!!! AMA Sanctioned event by CMT/ABATE, Inc. of Tennessee.  $10 admission. Under 12 with adult FREE. Rain or shine. Parts-Parts-& More Parts! New, used, take offs, scratch & dent custom, leather, jewelry, T-Shirts, Bikes for sale or sell your bike in the bike coral $5. Food & drinks, reasonable prices. Plenty of free parking. Vendor info, Carol 615-776-5641. SUPPORT THE ORGANIZATION THAT WORKS FOR YOUR RIGHT TO RIDE!  MIDDLE TENNESSEE’S ANNUAL BLESSING OF THE BIKES  Date: 04/19/2014 - 04/19/2014  Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Location: Old Fort Park 1025 Old Fort Pkwy Murfreesboro TN 37129  Contact email: eye1man2@aol.com  Contact phone: 615-351-0000  ALL Bikers and ALL Bikes are welcome to join us for this annual event.  Take this opportunity to have your Bike blessed for the 2014 Riding Season.  Come join us for Food, Refreshments, and Fellowship.  GWRRA TENNESSEE DISTRICT CONVENTION SPRING FLING  Date: 04/24/2014 - 04/26/2014  Time: 9:00 AM  Location: Camp Jordan Arena 323 Camp Jordan Pkwy East Ridge TN 37412  Contact email: tngwrra2014sf@gmail.com  Wing Trek “Going where no Wing has gone before”. Best Western Plus Arbour Inn & Suites (Host Hotel)  Appleton H-D MOTORCYCLE BOOT CAMP  Date: 04/24/2014 - 04/24/2014  Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Location: Appleton H-D 2501 Hwy 41-A Bypass Clarksville TN 37043  Contact phone: 931-648-1607  Now recruiting NEW riders. Drinks, food & everything you need to know about motorcycle.  BOOGIE HOLLAR (formerly known as Hawg Holler Bike Fest)  Date: 05/01/2014 - 05/04/2013  Time: 9:00 AM  Location: 164 Clay Farm Lane Atwood TN 38220  Contact email: hclark1@twlakes.net  Contact phone: (931) 498-2250  Come join the fun at this 126 acre biker park with paved roads, hot showers, and vast camping areas. Enjoy a weekend full of live music, great food, vendors, field events, stage contests, and more. Don’t miss out on the Saturday morning poker run!  21 AND UP ONLY - NO EXCEPTIONS.  This event is now under new management by the same folks who bring you the June Bug Boogie  Look more more details soon!!!  TENN BIKER MEDICAL CLINIC POKER RUN  Date: 05/03/2014 - 05/03/2014  Time: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: SideTrack Bar & Grill 1310 Sparta Pike Lebanon TN 37090  Contact email: rosedaiquari@yahoo.com  Contact phone: 615-281-7279  Poker run to benefit Tennessee Biker Medical Clinic. There are also 3 other clinics in the U.S.A. Arizona, Ohio, and Kentucky. $10 per hand and there will be prizes for best and worst hand. Worst hand prizes value at more than $50. Best hands at $100 or more. Definitely a great cause.  April 2014

CRUZIN 4 THE MUSIC-CAR, TRUCK & BIKE SHOW  Date: 05/03/2014 - 05/03/2014  Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: Spring Hill High School 1 Raider Lane Columbia TN 38401  Contact email: tstaggs@bellsouth.net  Contact phone: 931-446-7879  Cruzin for the Music is Presented by the Spring Hill Marching Band. All proceeds will go to the band. Car & Bike Show and Swap Meet. Over $3000 in Awards and Prizes. There will also be Music, Food, Vendors, Crafts and More. Pre-registration is very helpful as this will let us know how many driver and rider packets are needed.  1ST ANNUAL KEG COUNTY POKER RUN  Date: 05/03/2014 - 05/03/2014  Time: 10:00 AM  Location: Jerry Dixon Riverfront Park & Walk N Central Ave (Hwy 100) Centerville TN 37033  Contact email: hickmancountycha@bellsouth.net  Contact phone: 931-729-5774  Hosted by The Hickman County Chamber of Commerce. Registration begins at 10am and the ride is scheduled from 11am - 4pm. The Run will include 88 miles of Hickman County’s beautiful country side. This park is located just east of the square as you cross the Duck River Bridge. There will be a charge of $20 per bike, $5 per rider with a poker hand, and $5 for an extra hand. The winning hand will be awarded a prize of $750, 2nd place will get $200, the worst hand will get $200 and the greatest distance traveled will be awarded $200. The Grinders Switch Radio Hour will be live at the park at 10am. Other live bands that will be performing include High Mileage Outlaws and others.  3RD ANNUAL HILLBILLY 66 KAR & BIKE CRUISE IN  Date: 05/10/2014 - 05/10/2014  Time: 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Knoxville H-D 5800 Clinton Hwy Knoxville TN 37912  Contact phone: 865-223-9679  2-8pm. Registration 2-6pm. Music starts at 5pm. Early registration $10. $20 day of show. Open to all 1989 and earlier cars and trucks. Open to all bikes and trikes. Pin-up girl contest $300 1st $200 2nd $100 3rd.  SMITH/WILSON CMT/ABATE SWAP MEET & BIKE SHOW  Date: 05/17/2014 - 05/17/2014  Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Cumberland Ave/HWY 231 Lebanon TN 37087  Contact phone: 615-310-3436 Kim  Lebanon public square in the parking lot of the old courthouse. Just a short ride from Nashville. Parts, new & used, take-offs, scratch and dent, leather, jewelry, t-shirts and much more.  Gate entrance is $5, and 12 & under free. Bike Show $5 entry fee. Bike show tropies for the following classes: Antique, Sportster, Shovel Head, Foreign, EVO, Twin Cam, Dresser, Custom and Best of Show. Vendor charge is $20 with 2 free admissions. For event or vendor info please contact Kim Marlin.  NATIONAL ARMED FORCES FREEDOM RIDE 2014 - TENNESSEE  Date: 05/17/2014 - 05/17/2014  Time: 8:00 AM  Location: The Freedom Riders MC Clubhouse 3012 Cummings Hwy Chattanooga TN 37419  Contact email: dnprks1@gmail.com  We will have Kickstands up & rolling at 9am eastern time zone & heading to the Tennessee State Veterans Home in Murfreesboro, TN. Upon our arrival, we will be able to meet & socialize with the very Men & Women who put their lives at stake to give us freedom.  Some of the Men & Women at The Veterans Home were dropped off by family & rarely get any visitors. So this will be a great opportunity to remind these Men & Women that they are not forgotten & that we’d be forever in their debt. It will be a 102 mile ride, so come gassed up & ready to go. There will be a gas stop & a short break half way to Murfreesboro, TN.  This is a FREE ride with a cookout afterwards. Donations will be accepted & are encouraged.  We URGE EVERYONE to come participate in this ride. Lets all gather together & ride in honor of our Veterans.  Click Link To Email Events: Thunder Roads Tennessee 

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