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2 Thunder Roads® Tennessee/Kentucky Staff 3 Index of Advertisers 3 From the Editors – By Denise High 5 Chaplain’s Corner – By Pastor Ron Baptiste 7 Dodging the Roadkill – By Hank Bonecutter 8 Bullet Points – By Mike Noirot 10 Thunder Paws 13 Will Ride to Eat – By Ron Giddis 14 America the Beautiful – By Cooper Chilton 16 A Real Biker Family – By Scott High 19 Centerfold Calendar 21 Thunder Bar – By Denise High 22 Bike of the Month 23 Thunder Cam 24 News Bytes – By Bill Bish 26 Jokers Wild 28 Biker Friendly Directory 29 Word Search 30 Events 34 From the Corner of Veteran’s Drive and Patriot’s Way – By Bob “Bulldog” Ousley 36 National Thunder Roads Publishers of the Year 36 National Thunder Roads Cover of the Year

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elcome to February the month of Ground Hog Day, The Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, Presidents’ Day and Mardi Gras. Did you know that in the southern hemisphere, February is like August is to us in the northern hemisphere. If you think about how quickly Fall comes after August, that can only mean that Spring is getting closer. In these parts, February is a sketchy month at best to be contemplating a lot of motorcycle road riding. February for us usually means winter has its claws deep into the landscape and everything is either cold and dry or warm and wet. So perhaps you and your motorcycle are tucked away in the garage but Scott likes to try and ride once a week even if it means layering up and only riding a short distance just to get some ride time in. Last year he missed 3 weeks and 2 of them were in February. Now that the craziness of the holidays is over, it’s easy to get a little stir-crazy waiting for riding season to come back around. But never fear, events are starting to spring up, like swap meets, bike shows, and racing. Come see us at the Clarksville Indoor/Outdoor Swap Meet on Sunday, Feb. 23rd at the Clarksville Speedway, we’ll have the trailer set up there. This is the longest running swap meet in Tennessee and it’s a good one! You can find motorcycles and parts of all kinds as well as new and vintage parts, leather, jewelry, motor clothes, auto parts, etc. There’s also food and beer available. We hope to see you there! It’s never too early to start planning for events this Spring and one we hope you will consider attending is the 20th Annual Smoky Mountain Thunder Memorial Ride. If you’ve never participated in this ride, it’s a site to behold, thousands of bikes lining the streets of downtown Sevierville to pay tribute to all Fallen Military. Then the 65 mile escorted ride to Clinch Mountain Veteran’s Overlook is truly inspiring! This is a FREE ride, no fees, they do sell t-shirts to help offset some of the cost involved in putting together a ride of this magnitude. Please make plans to join us and make the 20th anniversary of this event the biggest one yet! Be sure to check with our advertisers this month, some are offering sweet deals the month of February, like marked down preowned bikes, service specials, discounts on parts and apparel, and much more. You can find something for everyone you love this Valentine’s! Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone from all of us at Thunder Roads® Tennessee/ Kentucky! We hope your day is filled with love, happiness and motorcycles! As always, please patronize our advertisers because they are what keep this magazine going and free to you every month.

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Pastor Ron Baptiste Founder of Covenant Confirmers Ministries Inc. www.covenantconfirmers.org Covenant Confirmers Ministries; a “Certified Recovery Congregation” with free support group meetings every Monday night @ 7:00 pm

CHAPLAIN’S CORNER

Founder of TN. Biker Medical Clinic Inc. www.Tennesseebikermedicalclinic.org Messages Available on Podbean https://covenantconfirmers.podbean.com Live You Tube https://www.youtube.com/user/ covenantconfirmers1/live

“THE TO DO LIST” Isa.43:18-19 “Remember not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold I will do a new thing,” We have been taught by religion that in order to “GET” anything from God, we must “DO” something for God, thus creating our own “To Do List.” We have also been taught that if we do good, we get good, if we do bad, we get bad. But that is Old Testament law and not New Testament faith. So, we must decide if we are of Old Testament law or are, we of the New Testament faith? Too many ministers today are preaching the same old sermons that were passed down to them from many years gone by and they are just not prevalent today. I am not referring to the Word of God, I am referring to how we present it, articulate it, and scripted it. Our church services have not changed; our praise & worship is still the same, our preaching is still the same, our attire is still the same, our Christian magazines are the same, and we wonder why the public has stopped coming to the House of God. The Church has adopted the attitude that “they can take it or leave it,” and they are leaving it! Example; as a young boy when my friends and I became interested in girls, we would gather and look at the Sears & Roebuck Magazines at the photos of women in their underwear. That was the society the preachers were ministering to at that time. Today our children have cell phones and have access to every perverted photo, videos, and chat rooms imaginable. Today preachers are ministering a “Sears & Roebuck” message to a “cell phone” society and it’s not working, and our youth directors are still singing “Kum-by-yah.” 1 Cor.9:19 Paul said, “I am made all things to all men that by all means save some.” We must be able to relate to the current generation or be left in the past. God can’t give us our present needs or give us directions for the future if we are preaching the past. Mark 7:13 “The traditions of men make the Word of God of no effect.” Gal.5:4 “Christ has become of no effect unto you, whosoever are justified by the law.” Rom. 5:1 “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through Christ” If we continue to minister the same way we always have (traditions of men) Christ becomes February 2020

of no effect. If we continue to justify ourselves by legalism (self-effort), Christ becomes of no effect. And we wonder why the modern-day church has no power. Sin can’t even stop Christ (Jesus healed the sinners) but Tradition and legalism can? Gal.3:10 “For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse.” Vs.11 “…no man is justified by the law…the just shall live by faith.” Vs.12 “And the law is not of faith.” Vs. 13 “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law.” Let’s stop with self-effort, performance and accept what Christ has done for us by faith. Until next time, keep your face in the wind and your kickstand up. To be found faithful, Pastor Ron

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DODGING THE ROADKILL

2020 VISION

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By Hank Bonecutter

o, here we are, new year, new decade, new beginnings. What’s next?  I think a lot of us ask that same question. 

Resolutions? I don’t make them, because I can’t seem to keep them.  I would guess you might be the same. 

I’m DAMN lucky. I COULD be sitting here staring off into space and drooling down my shirt with no clue who or where I was.

We all need to be better than we were yesterday, so moving forward, I just try to take it one day at a time. The older I get, the more I realize that if I just get the most out of each day, treating people better than before, pushing myself a little more, and motivating myself to step up my game, then it wears off on the ones I love and the people I meet.

Your call.

From the very beginning of this journey, I’ve made it clear that I’m not a motorcycle expert. I don’t do motorcycle reviews, and I don’t give advice.  I’m growing in this adventure each and every day.  Since my accident, I’ve had many people reach out to me.  Nothing but love and support.  I’ve even had several who want to help with some additional rider training and I don’t take exception to that.  I take it as an offer of support.  I take it as someone who cares and wants me to be better.  To be here to ride another day.  I appreciate it. I mean seriously, two accidents in a year, who wouldn’t think I need additional training?  I don’t think we EVER master this lifestyle, we just get better with the miles.  Some are better riders than others.  Some more confident, others are trying to get there.  We understand the risks, but should never let our ego write a check we can’t cash.  As soon as you take things for granted, accidents happen. My first “incident” was clearly my fault.  I missed the turn. The run in with the deer was out of my control.  When a deer appears, it happens so fast, your reaction time just isn’t what you would expect. I thought I had time to avoid this buck, but in reality, I didn’t. But I learned a hard lesson.  I learned that it’s the stupidest thing in the world to ride a motorcycle without a helmet.  Cracked ribs, punctured lung, and slamming my head to the road at 55mph should have killed me. Now, I’m not going to use this platform to preach, preach, preach about helmets.  If you read my story and don’t feel the need to wear your helmet, then that’s on you.  I know the argument, I’ve heard the debates, and I respect whichever side of the issue you’re on.  I can only testify to you that February 2020

So with the new year and a new bike, I have dreams and ideas on what’s next. I don’t have anything planned as yet, but I know that I can’t wait to see where this motorcycle takes me in 2020.  I’ve been to some amazing places so far, and I can only imagine what lies ahead. Sure, I want to improve my health.  Lose some weight, get some exercise, feel better, live longer.   I’m not getting any younger, and I want to ride for a long time.  I also want to meet new people.  I want to go back to Texas, back to Colorado.  I want to go to Utah, Montana, the Dakotas. I want to go to Arizona, California, New Mexico.  The Grand Canyon.  I want to rumble into Las Vegas on a motorcycle.  I want to go to New England. I want to learn more about my motorcycle.  I’m not a mechanic, but there are things I NEED to know and be able to do.  I’ve never been a “grease monkey” kind of garage guy hanging around cars, engines and the like, but I can learn.  I SHOULD know more about my bike.   I would like to be able to ride with those of you who have offered to ride with me, and while I can’t get to each person individually, maybe a group rally or something.  I’ve talked about that before, and maybe we can make that happen. This is SUCH a great experience and I’m SO blessed to be doing it and now with this second chance, I just want to do EVERYTHING!  I feel like a kid. Finally, the best part of this journey has and will always be, YOU.  Those of you I ride with, travel with, and those of you I’ve met along the way.  You’ve trusted me with your stories, your experiences, your highs and lows.  We’re GOOD for each other.  We lift each other up.  We encourage each other and love each other. WE RIDE! So my 2020 vision is pretty simple.  Ride more, love more and live more.  Let’s do this together! Thanks for following my journey and God bless you all.

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Bullet Points

LOADING AMMUNITION RELOADING PART 3

on what caliber you are using, you will need to load either small or large primers (standard or magnum depending again on caliber) in the primer feed tube. This process is much easier with a primer tray as it will flip all of the primers to the correct side to grab them in the filler tube. Once this is done, cycle the arm on the press and make sure a primer loads into the press.

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reetings fellow patriots, bikers and other fans of the Second Amendment. It’s hard to believe it’s 2020. It seems like just yesterday that we were worried about the Y2K bug. Holy cow, it’s been 20 years since then. We have been very fortunate the past month to have some excellent, mild weather here in Tennessee. The only snow we have had in the middle part of the state was a dusting before Thanksgiving. Hopefully you have been getting some riding in. Over the past couple of articles, I have written about the cost of equipment and components you need to reload your own ammunition. If you have decided to move on with reloading, this article deals with the actual process of loading with a progressive loading press. Setting Up Your Press

The first thing you will need to do is set up the press. You will get to be an old hand at this if you reload multiple calibers. First, install the cartridge dies in the top of the tower. Nearly every caliber takes different dies. Follow the die instructions to set up each of the dies before you start reloading. Install the correct shell holder and retention spring in the rotating base of the turret. Depending

Setting Up Your Scale Most progressive presses come with a case-activated powder drop, which resides in the third station of the press. The powder drop does work sufficiently well for most handgun powders, but some powders are flakey, or rod shaped and do not work well with this system. This is why I use an electronic scale, which accurately dispenses the correct amount of powder for your recipe. If you decide to use the powder drop, make sure you verify the weight of the powder charge at least ever 10 drops. It will change – and if you are loading fairly stout loads it can be very dangerous – especially with faster powders. Once I power up my electronic powder dispenser, I let it warm up a couple of minutes and then calibrate it. Next, I use either a recipe I have loaded in the past or refer to my reloading manual for the correct powder charge – entering it in the scale. Remember, this varies significantly based on the weight and type of bullet you are using. If you are using a new recipe, your ever lovable Grey Beard Biker highly recommends loading towards the lower weight of the recipe. You can always work up from there on future reloads. Once the scale is setup, you’re ready to start loading.

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Case Prep As mentioned in my previous articles, I am very picky about my brass, as damaged brass causes most malfunctions with reloads. I tumble it in stainless steel media and throw out any which are not perfect. I find that I can reuse my brass for at least ten loads before I throw them out. As my powder load measures out, I use a Lyman case prep tool set to clean the primer pocket and the bullet opening. This removes burrs and cleans everything up, so the cases run through the press smoothly. This step also allows you to examine the case for any flaws – especially cracking and expansion of the primer pocket. If you are reloading rifle ammo, you will need to use lube on the bullet opening since the cases are tapered. Loading the Cartridges Once the case has been examined, I load it in the shell holder at station one. Pull the arm down and run the case through the sizing die. This takes the case to stage two where the primer is installed. Here, instead of pulling the arm, you push it forward to seat the primer in the pocket. You will feel the primer seat. If it doesn’t feel like it pressed all the way in, take the case out and examine it. If it looks like it is installing straight, put it back in the second stage and push forward again on the arm. If this still doesn’t work, throw it out and start over with a different prepped case. If the primer installed correctly, pull the handle back and run it through the expansion die (if your caliber uses one). This puts a very slight bell in the bullet opening to allow the bullet to seat far enough in, so it doesn’t move when it rotates to the seating stage. At this point, I pull the case out and make one final inspection of it and pour the powder in the bullet opening – making sure it all pours in. Once the powder is in, I gently place the case back in the shell holder, at stage three, and set the bullet in the opening. MAKE SURE IT’S STRAIGHT! Pull the handle back to seat the bullet with the seating die – the fourth stage. Lastly, pull the handle back and run it through the crimping die (if used on your caliber). This snugs the case to the bullet – the fifth stage. When you release the handle at this stage, the finished bullet kicks out into the cartridge bin. The last step is to measure the overall cartridge length (OCL) to verify the bullet is fully seated. The cartridge should easily slide through your dial caliper, which you have set up based on the recipe and the bullet you are using. This may well be the most important step. If you seat it too deep, the case pressures will increase rapidly, which can cause severe damage to your handgun or possible injury! Until next month, ride often and keep the shiny side up! ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ, Mike Noirot gbb@TheGreyBeardBiker.com @GreyBeard_Biker on the Twitter February 2020

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Say hooooow do to Baxter!!! He is a very energetic 9-10 month old Australian Kelpie. He is learning leash manners. Baxter would benefit from one on one training with a professional. His mind is as active as his body and he needs a job to do. Baxter is a loving boy and will require patience and consistency. Baxter loves kids and he loves his toys. Baxter’s ideal home would be with an active family that includes him in their adventures. He wants to be part of the action. Bonded Pair… Diamond and Hunter are the best of buddies. We are unsure of their relationship but know they love to do everything together. The boys are 4-5 years old, current on vaccines, and neutered. They are also recovering from Heartworm Disease. They do not let it hold them back and enjoy life to its fullest. The boys walk great on a leash at the same time. They love everyone they meet. While both are happy to be close to their person and in your lap, they do like to play. Diamond likes to chase toys more than Hunter and Hunter likes to be close to you stealing your heart. Meet Frost. After you get past the striking beauty of his eyes, you will notice his equally shining personality. Frost is 2-3 years old, neutered, current on his vaccines, and YES! recovering from Heart worm Disease. Frost does not let that dampen his spirits. He loves to go for walks and loves to be where his people are. He is friendly and enjoys a great game of fetch. He does well with some dogs. Frost appears the already be housetrained. He would love a home with a big fenced in yard where he can stretch his legs and catch some rays. Frost loves all people but due to his size may do better with children that are steady on their feet. Jake, Jake, Jake!!! This fella is a bundle of fun. He walks great on a leash, he is current on his vaccines, and neutered. He is a great hiking/ walking partner. He loves to run and play, and chase toys. He seems to do well with some dogs. Jake too is recovering from Heartworm Disease. He is not letting it keep him down in the least. Heartworm can be prevented with a monthly heartworm medication. Jake is a loving boy and has many of the herding breed characteristics. He may try to herd small children so a home with older children may be best. 10 10

Say hello to Kieffer. This dandy gem is very loyal and loving. He is a great walking/hiking partner. He does well with some dogs but would much rather be your one and only. Kieffer loves playing with his toys second only to belly rubs and scratches behind the ear. He is a smart boy and enjoys lounging on his bed. He would love a home with a fenced in yard to romp and play. He would be content watching old episodes of Andy Griffin or the current hit on Netflix. Kieffer may fare better with older children only due to his size as he may knock littler ones off their feet. Meet the most handsome guy calling the shelter home. Mason!! He is 2-3 Years Old and will still need to be neutered before he can go home with you. Mason has come a long way since coming to the shelter. He is scared of new people at first, once he trusts you and knows you mean him no harm, he is the most loyal and loving boy ever!!! He walks great on a leash and is still learning the toy thing. Mason’s ideal home would be a quiet home with a family that has the patience to let him settle in. This beautiful 2 Year Old girl is Remy. She has been with us since March 2019. She is spayed and current on her vaccines. Remy was diagnosed with Heartworm Disease, she has been treated and is awaiting her negative test. It’s not as big of a deal as you think, she just gets her regular monthly prevention and in a couple of months goes in to get another test. Remy does not let it hold her back, she is a fun-loving and playful girl. She loves her toys, and she loves people. Remy is the girl that is ready to go, go, go when you are and she is also the girl that will snuggle with you while you read a good book or binge watch your favorite show. This little cutie is Sailor. He is about 2-3 years old, neutered, current on vaccines, and if you have read the other profiles, you guessed it...recovering from Heartworm Disease. Sailor is a volunteer favorite. He loves to go on long strolls, and romp & run in the off leash play area. He likes to play with toys but not as much as he likes his snuggles and pets. He is a happy boy. He enjoys laying on his fluffy bed and just chilling. Sailor is would love a home with a yard to play and sunbathe in and a spot next to you on the couch.

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WILL RIDE TO EAT

BLUFFS GRILL & TAP

By Ron Giddis

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fter riding a motorcycle all day and taking in all that Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains area have to offer, you need a place to go to relax and unwind. With all the chain restaurants in the area, how do you choose? Well that’s what this is about. The place we have in mind for you is “Bluffs Grill & Tap”. It was established 8 years ago by owners Stefan Andreas and Justin “Huffy” Huffaker. Over the years they have built their reputation and popularity on the following; “At Bluffs, we take pride in serving every appetizer, entrée and drink, but most importantly to ensure that each and every one is satisfied and appreciated”. The owners also take pride in providing a fun and entertaining atmosphere. Besides being voted Sevierville’s Best Wings, Traditional or Boneless, they have the best burgers in town. They’re made with fresh and never frozen, in house marinated 100% Black Angus Ground Chuck. Each burger is ½ lb. hand patted, served with lettuce, tomato, pickles and onion topped with a signature onion ring and seasoned fries. If you want you can substitute the burger with grilled chicken breast, also fresh and never frozen. The owner of this magazine, Thunder Roads Magazine of Tennessee/Kentucky, who has dined more than once at Bluffs wanted me to be sure to mention the onion rings. They are dipped in made in house beer batter and what he calls the best he has

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ever had. One of my favorites is the soft pretzels with “Jacked Up Beer Cheese” to dip it in, which is also made in house with a blend of cheeses, Jack Daniels Whiskey and Brown Ale and they taste great. If salads are your thing, they have a great variety to go along with several different entrée’s. Some of the salad dressings are made in house. To wash it all down, there are cocktails, 36 Tap Handles and 15 of the handles are from regional breweries along with a variety of domestic beers. Besides being voted Sevierville’s Best Wings, they were also voted Best Night Spot. As you may have gathered, this is not your average cookie cutter establishment. I hope I have peaked your interest and the next time you are in our area, you’ll stop in and give Bluffs Grill & Tap a try. They are located at 1548 Parkway, Suite 301, Sevierville, TN 37862, (865) 908-1333. For more information you can also find Bluffs Grill & Tap on Facebook and Yelp. If you are out riding to eat and see us, please come up and tell us your favorite places to go when you’re hungry and thirsty. “Will Ride to Eat” will be an ongoing article in Thunder Roads® Magazine of Tennessee/ Kentucky and we want to put the spotlight on the great history and variety of Tennessee and Kentucky’s biker friendly establishments.

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KOLOMOKI MOUNDS STATE PARK

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nce again, Judy was able to find an interesting place to

visit along our travel route. Georgia’s Kolomoki Mounds State Park was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966 to preserve the mounds, estimated to have been built by the Kolomoki Tribe between 350 and 750 AD. It’s thought to be the oldest settlement north of Mexico. There are at least 10 mounds on the property surrounded by an earthen wall and wattle and daub (woven wooded strips covered with a combination of wet soil, clay, sand, animal dung, and straw) and grass roofed dwellings. There is a reconstruction of one of these houses on site. Although the initial archeological work took place in the 1940’s and 1950’s, much of the massive site has yet to be excavated. It is interesting that the gigantic Temple Mound (Mound A), a flat top mound measuring 56 feet high with a base of 325 x 200 feet, is similar to the Aztec and Egyptian structures. It also, when aligned with Mounds D and E, tracks the sun at the spring solstice where Mounds F and D align with the sun at summer solstice. It is thought to be a ceremonial mound with a three foot raised area on one half. It is estimated that it would have taken over 2 million baskets holding one cubic foot of dirt to build this mound. Concrete stairs constructed in the 1940’s allow easier access to the top providing great views of the site. Another unique feature is the museum carved into Mound E. This burial mound of a great chief can be seen as excavated with items left where they were found. This gives insight into

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the very heart of this mound. The museum includes artifacts, including ceremonial pottery pots, formed as animals, bowls, and weapons. Although 70 artifacts remain missing after a theft in 1974, you can still view many items today. Mound D is a burial mound excavated in the 1950’s and rebuilt to the original 50 feet high and 100 feet in diameter. It was built to bury a leader along with his slaves, wives, trophy skulls, and sacrificed servants. In addition to the mounds, trails, swimming (signs warn of alligators!) canoeing, and camping are available. Besides alligators, it would be wise to avoid the numerous fire ant mounds. The park is located at 205 Indians Mounds Road, Blakely, GA. Ride Safe and Have Fun!! Cooper

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A REAL BIKER FAMILY

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By Scott High

everal years ago in the small… okay TINY town of Crump

Tennessee, between Savannah and Adamsville, a man named Billy Blanton found himself raising 3 girls alone. Billy was a biker, but he put his riding on hold to raise the girls. A few years later he had 3 more children and started riding again, and so did the kids. Billie Jo, Chasity (who they lost in a car accident in 2016) Contessia, Falisha, Patrick, and Cletie, all love riding motorcycles. Some share their father’s love of Metric bikes, and some love American V-Twins. The oldest daughter, Billie Jo took it a step further, she was selling and tailoring suits at a men’s clothing store and a gentleman

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came in with instructions to exchange a shirt for a different size. When Scott Bumpus went home with several thousand dollars’ worth of clothes, the woman who gave him instructions to just exchange the shirt, his wife Angie, called Billie and asked her to come see her at Bumpus Harley-Davidson of Jackson. They hired Billie on the spot to sell motor clothes, and after a few months of doing that extremely well, Scott told her she was going to sell bikes and she’s loved it since she started. Billie met her husband at Hawg Holler Bike Rally about 14 years ago, she was taking someone to the shower on the back of her bike, so when Jamie Pursley asked for a ride she let him climb on her lap, and in 2017 they were married upstairs at the

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Harley-Davidson shop in Las Vegas overlooking the strip. When Billie Jo Blanton Pursley moved to Hopkinsville KY with her new husband, she found a new home selling motorcycles at Appleton Harley-Davidson in Clarksville TN. So now when Billie says “y’all come see me!” that’s where you can find her, she loves her new home at Appleton H-D, and Danny and Tia Suiter are glad to have her. Billie has 3 kids, she says she raised her own mechanic, her son Jason “Meatball” Morris is an MMI Graduate and has worked as a Tech at dealerships and his wife Brooke has her own Harley, her daughter Amber Mae “Blue Hog” Morris doesn’t like changing gears or dealing with a clutch so she rides a Honda Metropolitan, but Jade “Monk” Reclusado loved learning to ride on her mom’s old Fat Boy. We can’t forget Billie’s grandkids, Jason and Brooke’s daughters, Abigayl and Whitleigh Jo. Abigayl has been riding a pit bike since she was 4, and Whitleigh Jo is just getting started learning to throttle and steer on the new 4 wheeler she got for Christmas like her big sister did and will graduate to a pit bike this summer. While writing this story, we just found out the 2 girls will be getting a new sister around the first of July and I’m sure Elizabeth Mae will be riding as soon as she’s able. Now back to the man who started it all, Billy Blanton is still riding and he now has a trike, but he won’t ride it yet, he says he’s not old enough, but one thing is for sure, his love of riding has created a real biker family.

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BIKE OF THE MONTH

Congratulations! Howard Kelley | Donelson, TN

Name of Bike: Karma Fabrication: HDP Cycles /Self Year Built: 2017 Model: ShovelHead Custom Bobber Time Took To Build: 2 Months Engine Year: 1981 Model: FX Builder: HD Displacement: 80 ci Seat: F8 Customs South Carolina Painting: Deep Purple Metalflake Frame: 1949 Original Harley Wishbone Year: 1949 Builder: HD Type: Ridged Wishbone I purchased most of Karma from HDP Cycles, frame and tins were already painted from a previous owner. I purchased the motor, ultima 5 speed trans and 4” belt drive there also. I ran across a 1988 springer front end and purchased a wheel set-up. I purchased a custom seat from F8 Customs, and a foot clutch cable and bracket off eBay, a custom made jockey shifter from Labriola Machine, along with bars and Flanders 6” risers and original Bendix carb Karma was born. She rides great and is always good for a rush in Nashville traffic with jockey/foot set up, but that’s what we live for, cool and a rush! I missed the jockey/ foot clutch from a bike a brother named Hatchet and I built in the early eighties. I would like to thank Thunder Roads Magazine for the opportunity to enter Karma and get to see some other fine scoots. Also, thanks to all who voted for Karma... you know she is a… well you know. If you have a cool custom bike you would like to have featured in our magazine, enter it in our monthly Facebook contest by submitting a pic of your bike to ThunderRoadsTn@gmail.com  22 22

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NEWS BYTES

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

THE AIM/NCOM MOTORCYCLE E-NEWS SERVICE is brought to you by Aid to Injured Motorcyclists (A.I.M.) and the National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM), and is sponsored by the Law Offices of Richard M. Lester. If you’ve been involved in any kind of accident, call us at 1-(800) ON-A-BIKE or visit www.ON-A-BIKE.com. ALL MOTORCYCLE RIDERS URGED TO SUPPORT FEDERAL ANTI-PROFILING MEASURE The National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM) and the Confederations of Clubs is calling on all motorcyclists nationwide, from patch holders to independents, to contact their Congressional Representatives to ask for their support of House Resolution 255, a bipartisan anti-profiling measure being considered in the U.S. House of Representatives that is identical to Senate Resolution 154 passed by unanimous consent in the U.S. Senate on December 11, 2018. H.Res.255; “Promoting awareness of motorcycle profiling and encouraging collaboration and communication with the motorcycle community and law enforcement officials to prevent instances of profiling,” was introduced early in the 1st Session of the 116th Congress (2019-2020), on March 26, 2019 by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), and currently has over 125 bipartisan cosponsors. As defined by both nonbinding Congressional resolutions, S.Res.154 & H.Res.255, “motorcycle profiling” means “the illegal use of the fact that a person rides a motorcycle or wears motorcycle related apparel as a factor in deciding to stop and question, take enforcement action, arrest, or search a person or vehicle with or without legal basis under the Constitution of the United States.” Concerned riders can contact their U.S. Rep. by calling the Capital Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and request that they join their colleagues in cosponsoring H.Res.255 to help thwart law enforcement from unfairly targeting motorcycle riders for traffic stops, questioning and citations. RPM ACT TO PROTECT RACING HAS BEEN REINTRODUCED IN CONGRESS Legislation to protect the right to convert street vehicles into dedicated racecars -- known as the RPM Act -- is "well positioned" to become law in 2020 now that new versions of the bill have been introduced in Congress, according to the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), an industry trade association representing the specialty automotive industry. U.S. Representatives Patrick McHenry (R-NC), and Raul Ruiz (D-CA), along with 30 bipartisan co-sponsors, introduced H.R. 5434, the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2019 on December 16, 2019, complementing the Senate's version

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of the bill, S.2602, introduced October 18, 2019 by Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Joe Manchin (D-WV). The RPM Act, if passed, would reverse the Environmental Protection Agency's 2015 interpretation of the Clean Air Act that it does not allow a motor vehicle designed for street use -- including a car, truck, or motorcycle -- to be converted into a dedicated racecar. The bill also would protect the motorsportsparts industry's ability to sell performance products. The legislation cleared several major legislative hurdles in the previous Congress, including passage by the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee and hearings in the House and Senate. The practice of converting street cars into competition vehicles went unquestioned for nearly 50 years until 2015, when the EPA took the position that converted vehicles must remain emissions-compliant, even though they are no longer driven on public streets or highways. Motorsports competition involves tens of thousands of participants and vehicle owners each year, says SEMA, with most of the vehicles being raced on the estimated 1,300 racetracks operating across the U.S. are converted vehicles that the EPA currently considers to be illegal. CONGRESS EXTENDS TAX CREDITS FOR ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLES The U.S. spending bill recently agreed to on December 17, 2019 includes extension of tax credits for home EV charger installations, electric motorcycles, and fuel-cell vehicles. These credits were previously extended through the end of 2017, though that time the extension was retroactive, as taxpayers didn’t know about the incentive during the incentive period. Now, those credits have been extended retroactively again by Congress -- covering the last two years, since 2017 -- and have been extended forward to the end of this year. Due to an amendment made to the year-end spending bill, taxpayers will once again qualify for a 30% rebate (up to $1,000) on costs associated with the installation of an EV charging station, a 10% credit (up to $2,500) on 2- or 3-wheeled electric vehicles such as electric motorcycles, and a $4,000 credit for the purchase of a new fuel-cell vehicle. These credits previously expired at the end of 2017, but will now be available through 2020. The credits are available retroactively so, presumably, this means that taxpayers can and should file amended returns for previous years. HELMET REPEAL EFFORTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY Since 1966, when Georgia became the first State to require helmet use by law, America has gone through periods of nearly 100% conformity with every state except California passing mandatory helmet laws, through two federal helmet law

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mandates, both since repealed, to today with only 19 states and the District of Columbia requiring helmets for all riders. Now, with state legislatures back in session entering the new year, several of those states are hoping to be the next to nix their lid law, following most recently Arkansas (1997), Texas (1997), Kentucky (1998), Florida (2000), Pennsylvania (2003) and Michigan (2012). Louisiana weakened its motorcycle helmet use law in 1999, but re-enacted it in 2004. Already this year, West Virginia has introduced bicameral legislation on January 10th, HB 2070 in the House and SB 153 in the Senate, that would allow you to operate or be a passenger on a motorcycle without a helmet, provided the rider is 21 or older and has held a motorcycle license for at least two years. In addition, SB 154 would allow certain out-of-state residents ride a motorcycle in West Virginia without helmet. Missouri, which last session passed a helmet repeal through both houses of their legislature, only to see it vetoed, once again, by their governor, has introduced another bill on January 9th to exempt persons 18 or older with a valid motorcycle license from wearing protective headgear while riding a motorcycle or motortricycle. In New York, A6895, introduced January 8th, provides that motorcyclists over the age of 21 shall be exempt from the requirement to wear a helmet when operating or riding a motorcycle, while A3004 “requires motorcycle users to wear helmets that meet the federal motor vehicle safety standards and which have been impact-tested by the U.S. department of transportation, the commissioner of motor vehicles or by an independent laboratory approved by the commissioner of motor vehicles.” Meanwhile, companion bills A214/S320 authorizes the commissioner of transportation to conduct a comprehensive study of the efficacy of motorcycle helmets. Vermont’s legislature is considering S203, an act relating to

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motorcycle helmets, which “proposes to amend the motorcycle helmet law to only apply to motorcycle operators and riders under 21 years of age and creates an exemption from the motorcycle helmet requirement for those operators and riders who are participating in a parade.” The number of registered motorcycles in the U.S. is near historic highs, with more than 8.4 million registered motorcycles as of 2014, according to the U.S. DOT’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics. This is up from 4.3 million in 2000, nearly doubling over the past two decades. NEW DRIVER ACCOUNTABILITY LAW IN OREGON Effective January 1, 2020, it is now a CRIME for a (grossly) negligent driver to injure a motorcyclist or their passenger. It also requires careless drivers who injure riders or passengers to attend safety school and perform 100-200 hours of community service including driver training and traffic safety. “I am proud to have written this bill and presented testimony to the Oregon Legislature,” says Oregon Aid to Injured Motorcyclists (AIM) attorney Christopher A. Slater, who also serves as legal advisor to the Oregon Confederation of Clubs (COC) and ABATE of Oregon. “Hopefully this new law will help drivers to look for motorcycles and reduce rider injuries.” increased focus on bringing new technological elements to the vehicles. This allows riders of all backgrounds and experience levels to have access to the industry and feel connected to the broader community. “In the end,” Jensen advises, “we’re trying to encourage a lifestyle, not just a product.” QUOTABLE QUOTE: "History doesn't repeat itself, but it often rhymes." ~ Samuel Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain) 1835-1910, American writer, humorist

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Man in hospital bed wearing surgical mask over his face, ‘Nurse, are my testicles black?’. The Nurse very gently holds his penis in one hand and his testicles in another and does an extremely thorough search, even asking a Nurse’s Assistant to run get her a pair of magnifying glasses. ‘No sir. I’ve done an extensive examination and your testicles are not black.’ The man opens his eyes, removes his face mask and says to the Nurse very slowly, ‘While your exam was just lovely, please listen very carefully, are...my... test...results...back?’. -------------------------------------------------------------I was tending bar and this blonde was sitting there and she just looked so confused. I wasn’t going to ask what was the trouble, but then I did....and she replied, ‘I’m just sitting here wondering how it is that I have 3 sisters and yet my brother tells everyone he has four!’ -------------------------------------------------------------‘Scooter’ grabs his ole’ lady’s breast and says, ‘If we could firm these up, we could get rid of the bra.’ Wife grabs his penis and says, ‘If we could firm this up we could get rid of the Landscaper.’ -------------------------------------------------------------‘Boner’ needs to re-home a dog so he posts on FB; Looking for a kind home for a small terrier that looks to be full blooded. It does tend to bark a lot. If you’re interested just PM me and I’ll gladly jump over my neighbor’s fence and get it for you. -------------------------------------------------------------A Cucumber, a Pickle and a Penis met at a bar. The cucumber said “Man, my life really sucks! Whenever I get big, fat & juicy, someone’s going to cut me up and put me in a salad!” The Pickle says, “You think you have it bad, when I got big & fat & juicy, someone poured vinegar and spices on me and threw me in a jar!” The Penis glared at both of them and said, “You buttholes think you have it bad? Listen up! When I get big, fat and juicy, someone puts a rubber tarp over my head, sticks me in a dark room and bangs my head against the wall until I throw up and pass the hell out!!” -------------------------------------------------------------Woman in a Jewelers’ admiring a large diamond ring. As she leans down for a closer look a little fart slips out. Hoping no one noticed she asks rather loud, “How much is this one?” The Jeweler dryly replies, “Madam, if you farted just looking at it, you’ll surely shit yourself when I tell you the price!” 26 26

A large woman wearing a sleeveless sun dress walked into a bar in Arkansas. She raised her right arm revealing a huge, hairy armpit as she pointed to all the people sitting at the bar and asked, ‘What man here will buy a lady a drink?’ The bar went silent as the patrons tried to ignore her. But down at the end of the bar, a bleary-eyed drunk named “Cooter”, slammed his hand down on the bar and bellowed, ‘Give the Ballerina a drink!’ The bartender poured her a drink and the woman chugged it down. She raised her arm to the patrons and pointed at them all one by one, again revealing the same hairy armpit, and asked, ‘What man or woman here will buy a lady a drink?’ Once again the same slobbering and slurring drunken ‘Cooter’ slapped his money on the bar and yelled out, ‘Give the Ballerina another drink!’ The bartender approached ‘Cooter’ the drunk and said, “Cooter, it’s none of my business if you want to buy this woman drinks all night long, but why in the hell do you keep calling her ‘the Ballerina’? ‘Cooter’ tries hard to focus on the bartender and slowly slurs out, ‘Any woman that can lift her leg that dang high has just got to be a Ballerina.’ --------------------------------------------------------------A traveling salesman was about to check into a hotel when he noticed a very charming bit of femininity giving him the eye. In a very casual manner he walked over and spoke to her as though he had known her all his life, as he prided himself on being a smooth operator. Both walked back to the desk and registered as Mr. & Mrs. After a 3 day stay he walked up to the desk and informed the clerk that he was checking out. The clerk presented him with his bill for $3,300. His jaw dropped and he declared “There’s a mistake here. I have only been here 3 days.’ The clerk calmly replied, “Yes, buy your wife has been her almost a month.” --------------------------------------------------------------Two blondes are talking and one says to the other, ‘I’ve just taken a pregnancy test.’ The other blonde looks at her very seriously and asks, “Were the questions that hard?’ --------------------------------------------------------------I was in line behind a guy buying condoms and he was screaming at the cashier because his card was declined and he said he was in a ‘big hurry’ as his ‘hot date was waiting on him’. The little old lady that was behind me leaned in and whispered, “He just got cock blocked by Visa”.

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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 5405 Cedar Heights Rd. Knoxville, TN 37912 (865) 621-9836 www.3dheadgraphics.com

PARTS & ACCESSORIES Amsoil info@myguy4oil.com 615-389-1149 www.myguy4oil.com Reference #1569065 Catalyst Cycles 1074 Courier Place, Ste 402 Smyrna, TN 37167 (615) 984-7969 www.catalystcycles.com Stereo City 5721 Ringgold Road Chattanooga, TN 37412 423-504-9874

SERVICES Avon the company for women & now men too! For Easy On-Line Ordering Visit: www.youravon.com/denisehigh Bettencourt Originals Tracy Bettencourt Artist trettencourt2014@gmail.com (931) 257-6938 Reliant Realty Keri Gilles Realtor 124 Dunbar Cave Rd. Clarksville, TN 37043 M: (931) 320-8028 O: (931) 245-8800 keri.gilles@erarealestate.com Sold By Chambers Lisa Chambers Realtor 75 Industrial Drive Mount Juliet, TN 37122 M: (615) 474-0377 H: (615) 288-8292 Soldbychambers@gmail.com Tennessee Biker Medical Clinic 300 10th Ave E Springfield, TN 37172 www.covenantconfirmers.org Wash-Zilla 271 New Shackle Island Rd. Hendersonville, TN 37073 3855 Dickerson Pike Nashville, TN 37207

TRAVEL Mechele MacDaniel AAA Travel 1701 Mallory Ln, Ste 200, Brentwood Tn 37027 mmacdaniel@aaasouth.com 615-376-1601 ext 265 Call for all your travel needs.

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EVENTS

White Lightning H-D BYOB and Get a Free Breakfast Date: 02/01/2020 Time: 10:00 AM Location: White Lightning Harley-Davidson, 7720 Lee Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37421 Bring Your Own Bike and receive a free estimate on a trade in value. Enjoy free breakfast, coffee, and drinks on us.

Chopper’s Grill Ladies Night Date: 02/04/2020, 02/11/2020, 02/18/2020, 02/25/2020 Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM Location: Chopper’s Grill, 1200 Donelson Ave., Old Hickory, TN 37138 Tuesday night is Ladies Night with Drink, Beer and Shot Specials, and Karaoke 7-11pm. Come on down Ladies, this night is just for you.

Chopper’s Grill Crystal Karaoke Night Date: 02/01/2020, 02/08/2020, 02/15/2020, 02/22/2020, 02/29/2020 Time: 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM Location: Chopper’s Grill, 1200 Donelson Ave., Old Hickory, TN 37138 Come sing your favorite songs on Saturday night and enjoy an awesome atmosphere or just relax and have a drink… always a great time at The Lil Shack on the Corner!

Tennessee Jacks on the Town DJ Trivia Night Date: 02/04/2020, 02/11/2020, 02/18/2020, 02/25/2020 Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Location: Tennessee Jacks on the Town, 130 Terrace Lane, Morristown, TN 37813 Come out and join us every Tuesday for our weekly round of trivia, fun for everyone and great food and drink specials.

Chopper’s Grill Super Bowl Party Date: 02/02/2020 Time: 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM Location: Chopper’s Grill, 1200 Donelson Ave., Old Hickory, TN 37138 It’s Super Bowl Sunday and the Party is at The Lil Shack On the Corner… The Place to Be! We will have a buffet of Wings, Sausage Ball’s, Real Pig’s In a Blanket, Deviled Eggs, Chips & Dip and so much more. Make plans to come on out and join us for the Biggest Game of the Year…Super Bowl!! Chopper’s Grill Funtastic Sunday Date: 02/02/2020, 02/09/2020, 02/16/2020, 02/23/2020 Time: 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM Location: Chopper’s Grill, 1200 Donelson Ave., Old Hickory, TN 37138 Funtastic Sunday’s at Chopper’s are awesome with Cold Beer and Free Food (until it’s gone), Drink and Shot Specials and $1 Jello Shots. This is the place for all your sports and drink specials and a great way to end your weekend! Tennessee Jacks on the Town Writers’ Night Date: 02/03/2020 Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Location: Tennessee Jacks on the Town, 130 Terrace Lane, Morristown, TN 37813 Come out and show us your talents. It’s Writers Night at Tennessee Jacks in Morristown! If you sing or play an instrument, write songs or do covers, this is a great venue for you to display your talents. Sign up starts at 6:45pm and there is usually time for each performer to do 3 to 5 songs. Have a great meal and a beverage and listen to some wonderful singers.

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Hillbilly’s Wing Shack Free Bingo Date: 02/05/2020, 02/12/2020, 02/19/2020, 02/26/2020 Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Location: Hillbilly’s Wing Shack, 26280 Hwy 69, Adamsville, TN 38310 Every Wednesday from 5-7pm. Win drinks, appetizers, burgers...and Wings! Chopper’s Grill Bike Night & Crystal Karaoke Date: 02/05/2020, 02/12/2020, 02/19/2020, 02/26/2020 Time: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM Location: Chopper’s Grill, 1200 Donelson Ave., Old Hickory, TN 37138 Every Wednesday all year it’s Bike Night with Crystal Karaoke at Chopper’s Grill with Free Beer Dog’s and Fixin’s. Come on down to The Lil Shack on the Corner… The Place to Be! Galentine’s Getaway Date: 02/07/2020 – 02/09/2020 Location: Little Arrow Outdoor Resort, 118 Stables Dr., Townsend, TN 37882 Get your girls and take a much needed getaway! This $250 package includes 15% off your stay.* Plus: Two (2) AR Workshop Knoxville’s Wreath and Chunky Knit Blanket Workshops ($150 value) hosted at Little Arrow on Saturday morning. Dinner on Saturday night at Wild Laurel with transportation. The menu includes: Hearty Greens Salad w/ Pears, Candied Pecans, and Blue Cheese, Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque, Honey Glazed Chicken, Cornmeal Pudding, Herb Roasted Potatoes, Crispy Brussels Sprouts w/ Bacon Jam, Fresh Baked Warm Cookies w/ Cold Strawberry Milk, The Chocolate B’ar’s truffles and chocolate dipped strawberries, Cades Cove Cellars Wine - Red, White, or Blush, S’mores, Bundle of firewood. FMI: camplittlearrow.com

Hillbilly’s Wing Shack Karaoke Night Date: 02/07/2020, 02/14/2020, 02/21/2020, 02/28/2020 Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM Location: Hillbilly’s Wing Shack, 26280 Hwy 69, Adamsville, TN 38310 Friday night karaoke is a lot of fun. We start at 7pm so you can come in early and eat so you have plenty of energy to get up and sing, ha ha, or just come in and watch as you eat and have a good time with friends and family. Come see why we are the #1 karaoke place around. We love to get out and talk to the crowd. Large groups, please call ahead and we will have you a table ready! The Shed – Funky Monkey Friday (Indoor Shows) Date: 02/07/2020, 02/14/2020, 02/21/2020, 02/28/2020 Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Location: The Shed Smokehouse & Juke Joint, 1820 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37801 Funky Monkey Friday features live music inside The Smokin’ Monkey Lounge every Friday at The Shed! All shows are absolutely Free! Come out and enjoy some incredible food and the best beer selection in Blount County! Music starts at 7pm! Chopper’s Grill Karaoke Night Date: 02/07/2020, 02/14/2020, 02/21/2020, 02/28/2020 Time: 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM Location: Chopper’s Grill, 1200 Donelson Ave., Old Hickory, TN 37138 Friday Nights are Rockin’ at The Lil Shack on the Corner! Come sing your favorite songs with us and enjoy our Famous Chopper Burgers and ShackWacker’s! White Lightning H-D Biker Bingo Date: 02/08/2020 Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Location: White Lightning Harley-Davidson, 7720 Lee Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37421 Free to play! New game every hour with great prizes! Lunch and Beer on us! The Shed – Tennessee Jet (Indoor Show) Date: 02/08/2020 Time: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM Location: The Shed Smokehouse & Juke Joint, 1820 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37801 After thrilling us in 2019 with The Steel Woods, TN Jet is headlining his own show! Don’t miss this incredible full band show on the indoor stage! This show is an indoor show taking place in The Smokin’ Monkey Lounge at The Shed. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets will be available

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at the door the day of show for $5 more than online tickets pending the show is not sold out. No outside food and drinks are permitted. All tickets purchases are final. Refunds and exchanges are not available.

it’s a good one! Buy - Sell – Trade. New and vintage parts - Jewelry - Leather - Motor Clothes - Auto Parts. Food, Soft Drinks and Beer Available. Admission: $10 – Vendors $40 (10x10) setup at 7am. FMI: J.P. Adams (931) 221-9127

Little Arrow Outdoor Resort Valentine’s Special Date: 02/14/2020 – 02/16/2020 Location: Little Arrow Outdoor Resort, 118 Stables Dr., Townsend, TN 37882 Grab your honey and escape to the mountains! This $175 package includes 14% off your stay.* Plus: The Chocolate B’ar’s truffles and chocolate dipped strawberries, Cades Cove Cellars Wine - Red, White or Blush, Large bouquet of flowers, Candle, Snacks, S’mores, Bundle of Firewood. FMI: camplittlearrow.com

Celebration of Speed Indoor Mayhem Date: 02/28/2020 – 02/29/2020 Time: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM Location: Calsonic Arena, 721 Whitthorne St, Shelbyville, TN 37160 The Best Speedway riders form Across the USA come to Tennessee, Former World Champion Billy Hamill, Two Time USA Champion Aaron Fox, Multi Champion “Mad” Max Ruml, Chaz “the flying Cheeto” Mieman. 150 cc Current National Champion “The Cowboy” Levi Luetz. Team AKZ Speedway Ostrow from Poland comes to do Battle with USA riders. Flat Track racers of all ages, Vintage, Modern and Pro bikes. Xtreme Hooligan racers featuring XGame riders. Indoors rain or shine! Call or text (256) 361-7279. Early discount tickets available on our Facebook page; Celebration of Speed. Save and buy early!! www.Celebrationofspeed.net

White Lightning H-D Singles Awareness Day Date: 02/15/2020 Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Location: White Lightning Harley-Davidson, 7720 Lee Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37421 Bash out your frustration on the piñata! Sing your heart out with karaoke! Free Lunch and Beer! White Lightning H-D Margaritas and Mardi Gras Date: 02/22/2020 Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Location: White Lightning Harley-Davidson, 7720 Lee Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37421 Enjoy free margaritas and King Cake on us while supplies last! Get a lil taste of New Orleans with delicious food, tons of beads, and bikes! The Shed – Cody Canada & The Departed (Indoor Show) Date: 02/22/2020 Time: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM Location: The Shed Smokehouse & Juke Joint, 1820 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37801 After a sellout show in 2019, Cody Canada returns to The Smokin’ Monkey Lounge at The Shed! This show is an indoor show taking place in The Smokin’ Monkey Lounge at The Shed. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets will be available at the door the day of show for $5 more than online tickets pending the show is not sold out. No outside food and drinks are permitted. All tickets purchases are final. Refunds and exchanges are not available. 34th Annual Clarksville Indoor/Outdoor Swap Meet Date: 02/23/2020 Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Location: Clarksville Speedway, 1600 Needmore Road, Clarksville, TN 37040 Longest running swap meet in Tennessee, and

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White Lightning H-D Dine and Ride Date: 02/29/2020 Time: 11:00 AM Location: White Lightning Harley-Davidson, 7720 Lee Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37421 Enjoy a free lunch on us, meet new riders and take a ride downtown to the Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery for a guided tour and whiskey tasting. 11 AM lunch will be served at WLHD, 11:30 AM Registration, 12:15 PM KSU, Tour at 1:00 PM. $10.00 for tour only, no age restriction to tour the distillery, $12.00 for tour & whiskey tasting flight. Must be 21 years or older. Please RSVP for this event, spots will fill up fast! (423) 892-4888. White Lightning H-D Riding Season Kick Off Date: 03/07/2020 Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Location: White Lightning Harley-Davidson, 7720 Lee Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37421 Start the Riding season off right with a Free 56 Point Inspection from our service Dept. Monthly dealer Ride, come out and meet new riders and take a ride with us to a mystery location! Contact dealership for info (423) 892-4888.

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The Shed – Drop Dead Dangerous & Rebel Railroad (Indoor Show) Date: 03/07/2020 Time: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM Location: The Shed Smokehouse & Juke Joint, 1820 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37801 Come celebrate The Smokin’ Monkey’s Birthday with Drop Dead Dangerous and Rebel Railroad! Tickets only $10! This show is an indoor show taking place in The Smokin’ Monkey Lounge at The Shed. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets will be available at the door the day of show for $5 more than online tickets pending the show is not sold out. No outside food and drinks are permitted. All tickets purchases are final. Refunds and exchanges are not available. White Lightning H-D St. Patrick’s Day Event Date: 03/14/2020 Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Location: White Lightning Harley-Davidson, 7720 Lee Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37421 Most Creative Green Beard wins a $50.00 WLHD Gift Certificate (GC cannot be used towards a purchase of a motorcycle). Find a Pot of Gold and Win a Prize! Live Music from Stacy Wilson & the Band Raven. Greg’s Sandwich Works Food Truck on site. Giant Jenga and Corn Hole and Selfie Station. White Lightning H-D National Corn Dog Day Date: 03/21/2020 Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Location: White Lightning Harley-Davidson, 7720 Lee Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37421 Free Corn Dogs, Drinks and Beer! White Lightning H-D HOG Chili Cook Off Date: 03/28/2020 Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Location: White Lightning Harley-Davidson, 7720 Lee Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37421 The Battle is on! The WLHD H.O.G. Chapter will duke it out for the bragging rights of who makes the best chili. Drinks and Keg Beer will be provided. $5.00 all you can sample. Tasting open to the public.

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EVENTS Middle Tennessee Blessing of The Bikes Date: 04/11/2020 Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Location: Barfield Crescent Park, 697 Barfield Crescent Rd, Murfreesboro, TN 37128 Join the Cornerstone Riders of Murfreesboro for our 10th Annual Bike Blessing. Free Food, Music, Fellowship and a 1939 Motoguzzi on display. This is a must see! Call Don for details: (615) 962-1009. 5th Annual Armed Forces Day Poker Run Date: 05/16/2020 Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Location: The Star Spangled Brewery Co., 1030 Progress Dr. Suite E, Clarksville, TN 37040 Hosted by Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association TN 18-2. Join us for our 5th annual Armed Forces Day Poker Run. Weapon raffles, worst/best hand, door prizes, raffles, 50/50 drawing. Food trucks. Host Hotel is Hilton Garden Inn. Registration starts at 9am. First bike out at 11am. Last bike in 2:30pm.

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Raffles start at 3pm. Start/end point is The Star Spangled Brewery in Clarksville. Smoky Mountain Thunder Memorial Ride XX Date: 05/24/2020 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Sevier County Courthouse, 125 Court Ave, Sevierville, TN 37862 May 24th motorcyclists will once again gather in downtown Sevierville at the Sevier County Courthouse for the 20th Annual Smoky Mountain Thunder Memorial Ride. The reason is to pay Tribute to all Fallen Military. This year’s theme is “The True Meaning of Memorial Day”. Opening Ceremony begins at 10am at the Courthouse with the National Anthem, TAPS, Patriotic Music, Guest Speaker, and Placing of the Wreath. Kickstands up at 11am for the 65 mile Police escorted ride across 4 counties to Clinch Mountain Veteran’s Overlook. Closing Ceremony begins around 12:45pm with Patriotic Music, TAPS, 21 Gun Salute, Placing of the Wreath. This is a Free Ride, No Fees. Lets make this the Largest Tribute to our Fallen Military from all wars and conflicts we’ve ever

seen! FMI: Ron Giddis (865) 654-1851, (865) 453-6532, or rongiddis@smokymountainthunder.net

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by Bob “Bulldog” Ousley Dear Fellow Veterans and Patriots of Tennessee and Kentucky: Its February and to me this is the coldest month of the year. As I write the weather has been very moderate. Warmer than normal temperatures with off and on rain but not the real snow and ice we normally expect. It’s possible we’ll have a blizzard before this goes to press but not as I write. It’s the time of year when I am off the motorcycle the most and look forward to the coming spring weather when the yellow flowers will start to pop and the temps get up in the high 60’s and maybe tap a 70. It’s not a steam bath yet and good leathers are really comfortable. Days good for the soul!!! You can imagine how upsetting it is for me to learn today that a Sanders campaign organizer named Kyle Jurek came out and candidly confirmed much of what I have been saying in my column over the past 12 months. He wants to do away with anyone who opposes hard core communist Bernie Sanders. Let me quote what Jurek said during a video interview as reported by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas: On reaching people that he deems to be “fascists”: “The only thing that works, the only thing that fascists understand is violence. So, the only way you can confront them is with violence.” On what happens if Trump is re-elected: “F***ing cities burn.” On if Trump supporters should be “reeducated”: “I mean, we gotta try, so like, in Nazi Germany after the fall of the Nazi party there was a s**t ton of the populace that was f***ing Nazified. Germany had to spend billions of dollars re-educating their f***ing people to not be Nazis. Like, we’re probably going to have to do the same f***ing thing here. That’s kind of what Bernie’s whole f***ing like, ‘hey, free education for everybody!’ because we’re going to have to teach you to not be a f***ing Nazi.” On what will happen if Sanders does not win the Democratic nomination: “If Bernie doesn’t get the nomination or it goes to a second round at the DNC convention, f***ing Milwaukee will burn. It’ll start in Milwaukee and then when they f***ing, and when the police push back on that, other cities will just f***ing [explosion

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sound and gesture]. … Be ready to be in Milwaukee for the DNC convention. That’s all I’m gonna say. … We’re gonna make 1978 [1968] look like a f***ing girl scout f***ing cookout. Remember what happened when McGovern got f***ed in Chicago in 1978 [1968]? Riots. F***ing people getting beaten by the cops. The cops are gonna be the ones that are getting f***ing beaten in Milwaukee. They’re gonna call up the National Guard for that s**t. I promise you that. If Bernie doesn’t, if they f***ing take Bernie from us, then we have nothing else left to lose.” On wanting to “throw down”: “I’m ready to throw down now. I don’t want to wait and have to wait for f***ing DNC [against] the billionaire class. The f***ing media, pundits. Walk into that MSNBC studios, drag those motherf***ers out by their hair and light them on fire in the streets.” On what will happen to those who oppose Sanders’ agenda: “Well, I’ll tell you what, in Cuba, what did they do to reactionaries? … Do you wants to fight against the revolution? You’re gonna die for it motherf***er.” I’m looking forward to spring, flowers and long rides in the country!!! The Democrats are working to overturn the 2016 election, threatening to drag people out and kill them, working for open borders, supporting Iran, China, North Korea and Russia and overturning all the things President Trump has done that has brought us the greatest economy is the history of our country. If we are ever going to have sanity in our nation we have to vote these anarchists out of office. If you think your local Democrat politician is a good one and not a loon then you are living in La La land. They are good at camouflage in their districts but they support Pelosi, Schumer, Sanders, and the rest. Let’s Ride!!! Vote for America!!! 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. You can comment at bousle19@comcast.net – Bulldog * My monthly column reflects my personal point of view and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Publishers of this magazine, but they, like me, acknowledge the sacrifices made for the privilege of Freedom of Speech, therefore, they gratefully let me rant. Thank you for reading my rants. Hope my opinions don’t offend anyone, but we all should be grateful for the right to have free opinions.

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PUBLISHERS of the Year Thunder Roads Florida wants to thank the Founders office for choosing Florida as the Publisher of the Year for 2019. We have been riding the highways of Florida and beyond for fourteen years to bring our readers coverage of motorcycle events and the lifestyle of riding in a high gloss top quality printed format. We distribute to over 600 locations in the sunshine state and have made so many motorcycling friends because of Thunder Roads Florida that we feel so fortunate. The magazine has taken us from Laconia to Sturgis to the Lone Star Rally in Texas and even to the Playboy Mansion in L.A., but it is the Florida events that we focus our attention on and pages towards. Our state has so many bikers and so many events every weekend that it is difficult to choose where to ride! Our ad clients make the magazine possible and we thank them. Our readers make us happy when they comment on the magazine. I can’t believe how many have come up to congratulate us on this award. We have seen the best in people on two wheels, riding for charities as a past time. We have seen the talent of painters, bike builders, photographers, leather craftsmen and writers all who have made this award possible.

BETH CONNORS & T.J. COSTA THUNDER ROADS FLORIDA

A special thank you to all who encouraged me to keep going, sometimes against all odds. Our graphic design & layout artists Barbara (who recently retired) and now Dorothy, really deserve the credit for the look of the magazine. Our Webmaster Lennie for the user-friendly website. Our area reps Deborah, Ron, Metric, Phoenix, Doug, Tony, T-Rex, Peggy, Raven and Sherry are the backbone that bring you news from across the state. In memory of those who are no longer here, a thank you to Kneecap, one funny, smart character and to Bull that started this…how proud he would be now. And to our reps from times past…Micki, Rich, Lil Jon, Desi Rae, Lennie and Randy, Amy and Shane, and Pete. All of you kept us going when times were tough, and we thank you. Ride safe and read on…Beth (aka Lulu) and T. J.-

THUNDER ROADS® MAGAZINE 2019 was a fantastic year for events in Pennsylvania and the crew over at American Flat Track raised the bar when they hosted the Williams Grove Half-Mile. If you haven’t caught one of their events, it’s old school flat track racing of the highest order. Pure adrenaline rush, edge of the seat family fun. Our August 2019 Cover showcases Slammin’ Sammy Halbert on his Harley Davidson. The incredible action shot is by the one and only Scott Hunter. Our GDA, Barbara Garne Garner, absolutely nailed the layout and colors to highlight the shot. We want to humbly thank all the incredible Publishers in the Thunder Roads Network, Here’s to 2020!!

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