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ell Spring is definitely here, the sun’s hanging around longer, and we know you’re itching to get riding… if you haven’t already! There are so many events happening around our great state that you won’t have a problem finding something to do. Spring has sprung and there are events galore! Be sure and check out this issue from cover to cover because it is full of big events you don’t want to miss. If you’re looking for something special to do Memorial Day weekend you should consider attending the 21st Annual Smoky Mountain Thunder Memorial Ride in Sevierville, TN on the 30th. If you’ve never attended this event you don’t know what you’re missing, it is amazing! Thousands of bikes gather at the Courthouse in downtown Sevierville for the opening ceremony at 10am. This year’s theme is “Remembering All Those Who Gave”. The ceremony consists of Patriotic singing, guest speakers, placing a wreath at the Veteran’s Monument and Taps marks the beginning of the event. The police escorted 65 mile ride leaves, rain or shine, at 11am. There are NO FEES for this ride! Once all of the motorcycles have arrived at Veteran’s Overlook on top of Clinch Mountain, the closing ceremony begins. Patriotic music, placing of the wreath, 21 Gun Salute followed by Taps concludes the event. Come early and have coffee and breakfast at Graze Burgers beginning at 8am. This is one of the greatest tributes to our Fallen Military, so come join us to remember those who paid the Ultimate Price for our Freedom! Also, you don’t want to miss Tennessee Motorcycles and Music Revival, May 20th23rd at Loretta Lynn’s 3,500 acre ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN! This is a kick-ass fourday event with something for everyone. It’s all about motorcycles, music, comradely and the outdoors. Ride on some of the great roads in middle and west TN, or you can bring an off road bike and ride the legendary trails at the ranch. Hang out with musicians, custom builders and industry leaders at the event. Camp under the stars in your own tent or bring your RV, Glamping tents and RV rentals are also available. Centrally located off of Tennessee’s Music Highway (I-40) known as the most musically influenced road on the planet connecting Memphis and Nashville. This is Tennessee’s Ultimate Motorcycle and Music Event! If you need another reason to come to TMMR, you can enter the Thunder Roads TN bike show supporting Bikers Who Care and maybe win a very cool trophy! For tickets and more info, visit motorcyclesandmusic.com Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful Mom’s out there… Wishing you all the love and happiness you so richly deserve! Have a FUN and SAFE Memorial Day weekend and let’s remember what Memorial Day is really about, our Fallen Troops who paid the ultimate price! Ride Hard Live Free, Denise & Scott

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LYNNVILLE, TENNESSEE

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ynnville, named for the nearby Lynn Creek, which in turn, was named for the Lynn or Linden trees growing on its banks, is a popular stop for bikers. Located in Giles County, this town of 287, per the 2010 census, dates back to the early 1800’s and boasts 59 Historic Register sites. Actually, this is the “New Lynnville” as the original town (now called “Waco”} was raided and burned by Federal troops during the Civil War and the town was rebuilt a few miles away where the recently built railroad passed through. Of more importance to the biker community is its good food, a distillery and shopping for the ladies.

factory you can purchase quality handmade leather items. Even if you don’t intend to purchase, these goods are well worth a look as they are really nice. These same items are shipped to 900 apparel and outdoor shops throughout the U.S.

The popular Soda Pop Junction restaurant claims Tennessee’s #1 hamburgers and #2 milkshakes, plus a full menu, and a Sunday buffet from 11 to 2:30. I can attest to the bacon cheeseburger and delicious steak fries. Larger groups might need to eat at the 31 South BBQ a few miles away. For dessert, check out the Lynnville Pie Company’s selection of turnovers and candies.

Be sure to climb up in the 1927 Baldwin Locomotive, caboose and train cars at the train museum across the street from Soda Pop Junction. Also, there is a City Hall Courtyard with a covered small garden and public restrooms at the right end of the row of shops for a quiet rest.

Garry Littleton started Col. Littleton Leather in the 1980’s. At its Lynnville

Big Machine has purchased the Tenn South Distillery in Lynnville and is rebranding to Big Machine. Here they produce citrus hinted gins, Clayton James Whiskey, All Mighty 140 Shine, and the patented “platinum filtered” Big Machine Vodka. They are on the Tennessee Whiskey Trail of 37 distilleries. Big Machine charges 5 bucks for a tour and tasting of their spirits.

You might want to plan a ride to Lynnville and see why so many of your fellow bikers make return rides. Ride Safe and Have Fun!! Cooper

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READER'S RIDES

2017 HARLEY-DAVIDSON ROAD GLIDE SPECIAL

BILLIE PURSLEY Hopkinsville, KY

THE BIKE:

Name of Bike: Jolene Engine: Milwaukee Eight 107 Frame: Stock Paint: Hard Candy Custom - Hot Rod Red Flake Wheels: RC Components I’ve been selling HarleyDavidson’s for a few years now and when that paint came out in 2017 on the Road Glide Special, well, I was in love! I wasn’t in a position to buy a new one at the time, so I had to wait until one was traded in 4 years later to get my dream bike! My oldest granddaughter Abigayl has claimed it and swears she will ride it when she’s 12! I let her name it since it’s going to be hers one day. I bought Jolene for my birthday in February of 2020 and the day after, I found out I had to have open heart surgery to replace my mitral valve, so sadly I only put a couple hundred miles on her the first year. I had surgery at the end of 2020 and I plan on making up for the lack of miles put on her the first year now that I feel better! I still have my first Harley, a 2002 Fatboy that I plan on giving to my middle granddaughter, Whitleigh Jo whose 4 even though Abigayl has claimed it too! My husband Jamie has a few H-D’s so I’ll have to give one of his to my youngest granddaughter Elizabeth, or who knows, I might find another one I just have to have! If you have a cool custom bike you would like to have featured in our magazine, please submit a photo of your bike to ThunderRoadsTn@gmail.com MAY 2021 ThunderRoadsTennessee.com

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BULLET POINTS

SHOTGUNS FOR HOME DEFENSE

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By Scott High

e’ve probably all heard at one time or another that a

shotgun is “the best gun for home defense”. A shotgun IS a great home defense weapon, not necessarily your Grampa’s old rabbit gun, but a proper fighting shotgun. Combat Shotguns usually have barrels shorter than 20 inches and hold more than 5 rounds. There are also a lot of myths about shotguns. We will try to dispel two of the biggest myths. Myth 1. “All you have to do is rack the slide of a shotgun and the bad guys go running”. The first problem with this is if you are close enough for a bad guy to hear you rack the slide, you have already walked into a potentially bad situation with an unloaded gun. The next problem is, does the person that just invaded your house know what that sound is? When I was a kid, most people I knew had experienced a pump shotgun before we were finished with single digit birthdays. Nowadays, they aren’t as popular as they once were, especially with the nefarious crowd so the bad guy on the other side of your door may have never actually heard a pump shotgun cycled. The other problem is, if someone invaded your home to steal for drug money, they may hear it and know what it is, but in a chemically altered state, still not care. Myth 2. “You just point it down the hallway and pull the trigger, you don’t even have to aim it”. Nothing could be further from the truth, in fact, shotguns are actually one of the hardest types of guns to shoot accurately. Some of them don’t even have sights, so you aim (yes, you must aim a shotgun to hit what you are shooting at) by looking down the barrel. This takes a lot of practice to get good at. You also can’t hold a shotgun at your hip and shoot it accurately, even if Arnold Schwarzenegger can, you still can’t. Some think the shot spread will cover a wide enough area so they don’t have to aim, there are several studies on shot spread at 21 feet. Even with the best defensive rounds, the shot spread at 21 feet (about the length of a hallway) can usually be covered by your opened hand. Now with that out of the way, Shotguns are hard to shoot accurately, slow to load, don’t hold many rounds at all, and they kick hard making follow-up shots more difficult. In spite of all of these shortcomings, if you are willing to train with them they are still great home defense weapons. If you plan

to use a shotgun for home defense, you should practice a lot, and not just standing and shooting at paper targets, you should shoot them from every position you can think of under all kinds of circumstances just as you should with any home defense weapon. Also there are many add-ons for shotguns, they don’t have to look like a decorated Christmas tree, but there are a few that most consider essential. A recoil reducing stock or pad. This not only makes follow-up shots faster, but makes training more enjoyable. A shell carrier, as covered before, shotguns hold very few rounds from a defensive weapon standpoint, so having more ammunition readily available and practicing reloads is vital. A sling, a shotgun is a long gun, and a sling is a good idea on any defensive long gun. A sling is a way to carry the shotgun, if your hands are busy doing something else important you won’t have to put your shotgun down, it’s no good to you or could possibly be used against you if you don’t have it with you. Not to get into defensive tactics, but examples are if you need to move something heavy as a barricade, render medical aid, or carry a loved one to safety. Most also agree a white light should be attached to any home defense gun or kept next to it. A white light on a weapon is not for looking around, and all the reasons to not have a light (they can see me coming, it gives away my position, all great reasons on a battlefield) are outweighed by the single biggest reason to have one for a home defense situation, target identification. Always be sure what you are shooting, and what’s behind it. Make sure you are not aiming at the 16 year old neighbor kid who just discovered alcohol and wandered into the wrong house.

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CHAPLAIN’S CORNER Pastor Ron Baptiste Founder of Covenant Confirmers Ministries Inc. www.covenantconfirmers.org Covenant Confirmers Ministries; a “Certified Recovery Congregation” 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 ROAD TO EASTER” Before we start our “Road to Easter,” we need to know where the word “Easter” came from. Many years after the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, there was a Roman emperor named Constantine who became a Christian and declared Christianity the religion of the state. Constantine wanted to declare a holiday for the resurrection of Jesus Christ in the Springtime, but he had to deal with other Romans who still worshipped the pagan gods from Babylon. One such goddess had the name “Eastar.” She was the fertility goddess, pertaining to sex, there was a statue of her with a rabbit at her feet, because the rabbit was also a symbol of fertility. To appease the other Romans that worshipped the pagan goddess, Constantine took the name of “Eastar” and called it Easter, now you also know where the “Easter bunny” came from. Now let’s take a look at the steps on the “Road to Easter,” 1st is Salvation; You must be born again! 2nd is Gethsemane; where Jesus was in such agony, that He sweat great drops of blood. 3rd is the whipping post; where Jesus was beat almost to death. 4th is the crucifixion; where Jesus was nailed to the cross. 5th is the Resurrection; where Jesus arose from the dead Where are you at on your “Road to Easter”? Most Christians today just stay at “Salvation” never growing up spiritually because they can’t handle trials, tribulations, and persecutions. Philp. 1:29 “For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on Him, but to suffer for His sake.”

the next level. Satan would attack Jesus at every level and he comes at us the same way. What level are you at, Gethsemane, the whipping post, or the crucifixion? This is where many Christians fail, we must be faithful to attend the House of God. Inside God’s word is every weapon you need to have victory in your walk with God. The word of God will keep you strong in these battles with the evil one. When the squeeze is on, whatever is in you is what comes out of you.

But always keep in mind, you may go through your Gethsemane, the whipping post, and even the Crucifixion, Rom.8:17 “…if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may there is a Resurrection day coming! be also glorified together.” Until next time, keep your face in the wind and your kickstand up. With this pandemic, financial poverty, all the riots on the streets, isolation and the modern-day Christians have never To be found faithful, experience what is going on today. The devil will attack you at every level, because he doesn’t want you to grow spiritually into Pastor Ron 8 ThunderRoadsTennessee.com MAY 2021


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Dear Fellow Veterans and Patriots: When I was in the Army Infantry and we were in a situation where we were subject to attack, we used our “entrenching tool”, basically a small shovel that could be folded to fit in our back pack, to dig a trench or hole in the ground to help protect us. These holes were termed “fighting positions.” If we were going to be in that spot for a short term the hole was small and not more than a hole. We continued to make the hole better the longer we were there. Over time we made the hole deeper and larger, added overhead cover to block the sun, timbers to absorb shrapnel, made openings we could shoot through, cleared brush to allow better visibility of what was in front of us and installed stakes to limit where we could shoot to insure all of the fighting positions could overlap fire to make a wall of bullets that would be hard to run through. As I write this the Marxists in Congress, who are doing everything in their power to take permanent control of our country, are preparing to file legislation to increase the number of justices on the supreme court. Can you imagine what 4 or 5 new justices added to the court while the Marxists control the Senate and the Legislature and the Presidency means for our future? All will be Marxist cancel culture anti-constitutional zealots willing to undermine our constitutional freedoms and liberty. We will be under a relentless attack by Marxist politicians, their billionaire corporate supporters and the propaganda media. What they put forward will surely be fought by constitution supporting politicians and organizations through the court system and these attacks will end up going to the supreme court for determination. A Marxist controlled Supreme Court will certainly not make decisions that support “We the people.” In other words, our nation and the constitution of the United States are under attack!! Where is our fighting position??? Where do we dig a hole to fight from?? What weapons do we have to stop this assault on everything that has made our nation great and given us our liberty and lifestyle??? Who are our allies? Can we count on the Republican party to stand with us or will many Republicans turn tail and run to the rear or surrender to the enemy?? You only have to look at Mitt Romney, Susan Collins and Mitch McConnell to know Republicans have weaknesses. As our southern border is being overrun with illegal invaders who is stopping them?? Nobody!! Republicans talk tough but nobody is willing to take real action to keep illegals from crossing the border. Why isn’t Texas protecting their state territory? Why are they letting the federal government keep the door open to invaders? Shouldn’t Texas activate the Texas national guard and law enforcement to secure the Texas border? What about Arizona, New Mexico and California? Well on second thought forget California, it’s lost to the invasion. Will Tennessee and Kentucky allow the federal government to fly illegal invaders to our states and make us pay the bill for their food, housing and medical treatment? Will Tennessee and Kentucky courts give lenient punishment to illegals who commit crimes in the state? Have you budgeted for these expenses? I

haven’t. The share of the national debt is $85,273 per U.S. citizen and if you are a tax payer you are the one who will pay the bill! It will cost every tax payer $224,748. Did you know you had that much debt?? That is your share of the 28 trillion-dollar national debt, not to be confused with the total U.S. debt of almost 86 trillion dollars. Will Tennessee and Kentucky employ their national guard troops and law enforcement to protect us from federal incursion? Will they stop the feds from crossing into the states to confiscate firearms or to arrest people who voted for Republicans? Will our state politicians institute state laws like Florida has done to stop the Marxist social pronouncements that allow men to participate in girls’ sports? Will they keep corporations from discriminating against those who don’t take the corona vaccine? If the state just rolls out the door mat for the feds, what will you do? Will you exercise your second amendment after the packed supreme court erases the second amendment? Will you continue to give your money to corporations paying Marxist anarchists, engineering elections and working against conservative states? Where will you dig your fighting position? Will you lay down and submit to being road kill or will you go down in a fight? What will you say to your children and grandchildren? How will you convince them that it was okay to trade freedom for slavery to a totalitarian state? Are you prepared to protect yourself in these times of rising crime and murder? What if they take your guns and ammo? Are you good with an axe handle or a sharp knife? Where is your entrenching tool to dig your fighting position?? Happy Cinco de Mayo!! I understand your wanting a margarita but why are you celebrating the May 5, 1862 Battle of Puebla where the Mexican Army defeated the French? I guess it’s okay to celebrate but keep digging!!! 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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NEWS BYTES

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

NCOM CONVENTION IN DES MOINES WELCOMES RIDERS NATIONWIDE The 36th annual NCOM Convention is right around the corner, so plan now to be a part of one of the largest gatherings of motorcycle rights activists in the world. This year’s NCOM Convention, to be held JULY 23-25, 2021 at the Holiday Inn Des Moines - Airport, located at 6111 Fleur Drive in Des Moines, Iowa (515-287-2400), will draw hundreds of concerned motorcyclists to America's Heartland to address topics of concern to all riders. All motorcyclists are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the many meetings, seminars and group discussions that focus on legislative efforts and litigation techniques to protect our riders’ rights and preserve Freedom of the Road. Agenda items will cover legal and legislative issues, with Special Meetings for Veterans Affairs, Women in Motorcycling, Clean & Sober Roundtable and World of Sport Bikes, as well as the Christian Unity Conference and Confederation of Clubs Patch Holders Meeting. For more information, or to pre-register, call the National Coalition of Motorcyclists at (800) 525-5355 or visit www.ON-A-BIKE.com. FEDERAL HIGHWAY BILL PRIORITIES In recent years, our nationwide biker community has worked diligently with Congress to include several key motorcycle-friendly provisions in the federal highway bill that died last session; H.R.2 “Moving Forward Act,” including further prohibitions against motorcycle-only checkpoints, expanding anti-biker profiling restrictions based on mode of transportation or style of dress, and furthering riders’ future advisory role with Congress to ensure our voices are heard when determining traffic and transportation laws, as well as advancing safety funding and autonomous vehicles protections. Because H.R. 2 failed to pass, our lobbying efforts will need to be redoubled in the U.S. House and Senate once a new transportation measure is introduced in the 117th United States Congress, which now has an extended deadline of September 2021. The Biden Administration may utilize a new highway reauthorization bill to pass a massive infrastructure spending plan, hoping to authorize some $2.25 trillion on such items as road construction, mass transit, passenger and freight rail, airports and electric vehicles, with more than a trillion-and-a-half going toward expanding broadband, improving the electric grid, and a growing wish list of additional items. As Congress begins deliberations on the package of transportation and infrastructure spending, it will once again fall on motorcyclists to ensure that riders’ priorities are included in the “Wish List” as this 2021 version of the highway bill develops.

You can contact your federal legislators by calling the Congressional Switchboard at (202) 224-3121, or contact their local office and set up a meeting to discuss these issues of importance to all motorcyclists! MOTORCYCLIST ADVISORY COUNCIL BILL IN CONGRESS A bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives has introduced a bill to reauthorize the Motorcyclist Advisory Council, a committee comprised largely of motorcycle riders established to advise Congress and the Department of Transportation on matters involving motorcycle safety, and make recommendations regarding infrastructure issues such as road design, traffic issues, and intelligent transportation systems. H.R. 2141, introduced March 23, 2021 by Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), would reauthorize the MAC for six years; require biennial reports; clarify that specific seats on the 12-member board would be occupied by motorcycle riders and advocates. If Congress doesn’t take action prior to the September 30, 2021 deadline, the MAC is set to expire and will be disbanded, so contact your Congressional representatives today and ask them to cosponsor and support H.R. 2141. RPM ACT NEEDED TO SAVE MOTORSPORTS If you have made modifications to your car or motorcycle, or have an interest in motorsports and racing, you could be impacted by the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act, which was first drafted up after the EPA's Clean Air Act (CAA) in 2015 sought to make the conversion of production vehicles for “dedicated racing” illegal. Despite bipartisan support in Congress, the RPM Act has failed to pass, but because of the EPA's renewed push to restrict any vehicle modifications for motorsports purposes, the RPM Act is more important now than ever before. Concerned about emissions, street vehicles -- cars, trucks, and motorcycles – can no longer be converted into racecars, according to the EPA, which recently announced that enforcement against high performance parts -- including superchargers, tuners, and exhaust systems -- is a top priority. According to the automotive trade association SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association), the sale, manufacture and installation of performance parts for racing would also be a violation of the EPA’s ruling. The RPM Act would protect the racing culture in America by reversing the EPA's interpretation that the CAA prohibits the conversion of a motor vehicle into a racecar, and also safeguards the motorsports-parts industry's ability to sell products that enable racers to compete. The measure would clarify that it is legal to make emissions-related changes to a street vehicle for the purpose of transforming it into a racecar used exclusively in competition, and confirm that it is legal to produce, market and install performance equipment.

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BRITISH GOVERNMENT INTENDS TO SCRAP EU ‘VNUK’ LAW The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced plans to scrap the controversial ‘Vnuk’ motor insurance law, which was introduced across the European Union following a ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in 2014. The case involved a Slovenian farm worker (Mr. Vnuk) who was injured when he fell from a ladder that was struck by a farm tractor. As the tractor was used entirely off-road, it was not required to have insurance. The case was referred to the ECJ, which extended the requirements for vehicular insurance to cover a vehicle's “normal function,” and not just use on a public road. The far-reaching implications of the legal ruling were huge, according to MotorcycleNews.com; “For a start it meant that all vehicles, even those not registered for road use such as track bikes or motocross bikes (or even forklift trucks and golf buggies), would have to be insured at all times. It also meant that any collision involving two vehicles, even if the collision didn’t take place on a public road, would have to have been treated as a regular road traffic accident for insurance purposes. So a bump in BSB between two riders would have gone through insurance. Calculations by the DfT suggested the insurance industry would have been on the hook for roughly £458 million ($641 million USD) per year, which would likely have been passed straight onto the general public with estimates of £50 ($70) per person per year.” Although the ruling was already passed into law when England was a member of the EU, since Brexit, now that the U.K. has exited the EU, the government can remove the costly and cumbersome legality from British law. UK POLICE CALL FOR MONITORING ALL MOTORCYCLES It appears that the reckless riding problem in the U.K. has reached a fever pitch, as Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Kim McGuinness has proposed the use of mandatory trackers “fitted to all motorbikes so their whereabouts and speed can be monitored.”

The commissioner has proposed this rather drastic mandate in a bid to locate and check the speed of all motorcycles at all times, as law enforcement’s effort to fight the rising number of cases of speeding, and what the commissioner is calling "anti-social behavior." As has been the case for decades now, trackers are often used as forms of punishment for convicted lawbreakers, and implementing this proposal would effectively tag all motorcyclists as criminals. Jim Freeman of the British Motorcycling Federation was quick to chime in that, "The mandatory use of a tracker is usually a sentence imposed by the courts after due process has been followed, but this would be tantamount to a collective punishment that sweeps hundreds of thousands of innocents up along with the tiny minority of the guilty without an investigation, trial or verdict." SPAIN MAKES MOTORCYCLE GLOVE USE MANDATORY Spain has now made the use of motorcycle gloves while riding mandatory, in a ‘safety’-trend that appears to be trending in Europe. Some countries already have rulings around gloves, with approved motorcycle mitts being the norm in France since 2017. There, motorcyclists and their passengers must wear gloves and according to RideApart.com, now Spain’s DGT (Dirección General de Tráfico) is enforcing a similar law. A DGT working group initially met to discuss the mandatory use of airbag vests for motorcyclists, but the airbag requirement was dropped, and the group moved towards mandatory glove use. Ultimately, Working Group 52 on Motorcycles and Road Safety devised a new law requiring their use, effective early 2021, which “must have thick leather, imitation leather, Kevlar, or a similar material highly resistant to abrasion and heat to be compliant.” QUOTABLE QUOTE: “He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.” ~ Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) Scottish-American industrialist and philanthropist

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CHOPPER'S GRILL FREE POOL MEMORIAL DAY

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TAX DAY

CHOPPER'S GRILL FREE POOL

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CHOPPER'S GRILL BIKE NIGHT & CRYSTAL KARAOKE CHOPPER'S GRILL BIKE NIGHT & CRYSTAL KARAOKE

CHOPPER’S GRILL LADIES NIGHT & KARAOKE DANCE PARTY

CHOPPER'S GRILL BIKE NIGHT & CRYSTAL KARAOKE

CHOPPER'S GRILL BIKE NIGHT & CRYSTAL KARAOKE

MISS KAY’S NO CURFEW LIVE

CHOPPER’S GRILL KARAOKE NIGHT

RIVERSIDE SALOON BIKE NIGHT

CUMBERLAND MOUNTAIN GENERAL STORE FISH FRY FRIDAY

CHOPPER’S GRILL KARAOKE NIGHT THE SHED BLACKBERRY SMOKE CONCERT MISS KAY’S LIVE BAND TBA

RIVERSIDE SALOON BIKE NIGHT

CUMBERLAND MOUNTAIN GENERAL STORE FISH FRY FRIDAY

MISS KAY'S TIM LYNCH BAND LIVE

CHOPPER’S GRILL CRYSTAL KARAOKE

THE SHED RAY WYLIE HUBBARD CONCERT

THUNDER ROADS TENNESSEE RIDE IN BIKE SHOW @ TMMR

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CUMBERLAND MOUNTAIN GENERAL STORE CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL THE SHED BLACKBERRY SMOKE CONCERT CHOPPER’S GRILL KARAOKE NIGHT MISS KAY’S THE PHALCONS LIVE ARMED FORCES DAY NIRVANA ROADHOUSE “SHOOT TO THRILL” BLOWOUT

SMH-D PROJECT RIDEMORE: BALD RIVER FALLS CHOPPER’S GRILL BENEFIT FOR ROOSTER MISS KAY’S THE TRACE LIVE

SMOKY MOUNTAIN H-D CARS, COFFEE, & CYCLES SMOKY MOUNTAIN H-D INTERNATIONAL FEMALE RIDE DAY THE SHED THE WILDFLOWERS CONCERT CHOPPER’S GRILL CRYSTAL KARAOKE MISS KAY’S NEIL BROCK & THE COVER-UP LIVE

CHOPPER’S GRILL KARAOKE NIGHT

CHOPPER’S GRILL CRYSTAL KARAOKE MISS KAY'S RISKY BUSINESS LIVE

CONCERT

SMOKY MOUNTAIN H-D FOOD TRUCK THURSDAY THE H.U.T BIKE NIGHT CHOPPER’S GRILL THIRSTY THURSDAY & BIG TOOTH KARAOKE

CHOPPER’S GRILL KARAOKE NIGHT

RIVERSIDE SALOON BIKE NIGHT

CHOPPER’S GRILL CRYSTAL KARAOKE

THE SHED CONFEDERATE RAILROAD CONCERT

MISS KAY’S KROOKED JESTER LIVE SMOKY MOUNTAIN H-D MEMORIAL MAYHEM WEEKEND

CHOPPER’S GRILL THIRSTY THURSDAY & BIG TOOTH KARAOKE

TENNESSEE MOTORCYCLES AND MUSIC REVIVAL RIVERSIDE SALOON THE SHED THE H.U.T BIKE NIGHT BIKE NIGHT BLACK STONE CHERRY

SMOKY MOUNTAIN H-D FOOD TRUCK THURSDAY THE H.U.T BIKE NIGHT CHOPPER’S GRILL THIRSTY THURSDAY & BIG TOOTH KARAOKE

THE H.U.T BIKE NIGHT CHOPPER’S GRILL THIRSTY THURSDAY & BIG TOOTH KARAOKE

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

RIVERSIDE SALOON BIKE NIGHT CHOPPER’S GRILL KARAOKE NIGHT MISS KAY’S MEMPHIS YAHOOS LIVE

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CHOPPER'S GRILL BIKE NIGHT & CRYSTAL KARAOKE CINCO DE MAYO

SMH-D PROJECT RIDEMORE: SASQUATCH MUSEUM CHOPPER’S GRILL LADIES NIGHT & KARAOKE DANCE PARTY

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SMH-D PROJECT RIDEMORE: FORBUS GENERAL STORE CHOPPER’S GRILL LADIES NIGHT & KARAOKE DANCE PARTY

CHOPPER’S GRILL 2-4-1 TUESDAY CHOPPER’S GRILL KARAOKE NIGHT MISS KAY’S TIM LYNCH BAND LIVE

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A man appeared before St. Peter at the Pearly Gates. ‘Have you ever done anything of particular merit?’ St. Peter asked. ‘Well, I can think of one thing,’ the man offered. ‘On a trip to the Black Hills out in South Dakota, I came upon a group of bikers who were lewdly joking with a young woman, but I couldn’t tell if she flirtingly liked it or was in peril. I was confused. I directed them to leave her alone, but they wouldn’t listen. So, I approached the largest and most tattooed biker and smacked him in the face, kicked his bike over, ripped out his eyebrow piercing, and threw it on the ground. I yelled, ‘Now, back off or I’ll kick the living crap out of all of you!’ St. Peter was impressed, ‘When did this happen?’ The man stuck out his chest in pride; ‘Couple of minutes ago.’ ------------------------------------------------------------The weather ahead is good, so we should have a smooth uneventful flight. So, sit back, relax, and....OH... MY….GOD!” Silence followed. Some moments later, the Captain came back on the intercom. “Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m sorry if I scared you. While I was talking to you, a Flight Attendant accidentally spilled coffee in my lap. You should see the front of my pants!” From the back of the plane, an Irish passenger yelled....... For the luva Jaysus,...you should see the back of mine, then.

your turn to ask.” She asks the lawyer: “What goes up a mountain with three legs and comes down with four legs?” The lawyer, perplexed, picks up his laptop and searches all his references — no answer. He searches the net and the library of Congress, no answer. Frustrated, he sends emails to all his friends and co-workers but, also, no answer. After an hour, he wakes the blonde and reluctantly hands her $500. “Thank you,” the blonde says, and goes back to sleep some more. The lawyer, annoyed, wakes her up and asks, “Well, what is the answer?” Without a word, she takes her purse, hands him $5. and goes back to sleep. Well played, blondie! ------------------------------------------------------------Ole’ “Scrappy” is sitting at the bar, totally trashed, and yet again feeling sorry for himself he yells out, “you know if I had a dollar for every woman who finds me gross and unattractive, I would eventually have enough money that you’d all be cat-fighting over me”. -------------------------------------------------------------A recent study has proved that women who carry a little extra weight on them live longer then men who mention it.

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A blonde and a lawyer were seating next to each other on a flight. The lawyer asks if she would like to play a fun game. The blonde, tired, just wants to take a nap, so she politely says no and turns to the window for a nap. The lawyer insists and explains that the game is easy and very fun. He explains, “I’m going to ask you a question, and if you do not know the answer, you’ll pay me $5, and vice versa.” Again, she declines and tries to get some sleep. The lawyer, now agitated, says, “Okay, if you do not know the answer, you pay me $5. and if I do not know the answer, I pay you $500.” This catches the attention of the blonde and, imagining that there will be no end to this torment unless she makes part of his game, she agrees to play. So, she reluctantly, but with full confidence agrees to his game and his rules. The lawyer asks the first question, “How far is the Earth from the Moon?” The blonde did not say a word, opened her purse, took out a $5 bill and handed it to him. “Okay,” said the lawyer, “it’s

An older lady was somewhat lonely and decided she needed a pet to keep her company So, off to the pet shop she went.. She searched and searched. None of the pets seemed to catch her interest, except this ugly frog. As she walked by the jar he was in, she looked and he winked at her. He whispered, I’m so lonely, too. Buy me and take me home... you won’t ever be sorry.’ The older lady figured, what the heck! She hadn’t found anything else. So, she bought the frog. She placed him in the car, on the front seat beside her. As she was slowly driving down the road, the frog whispered to her Kiss me and you won’t be sorry!.” So, the older lady figured, WHAT THE HECK, and kissed the frog. Immediately the frog turned into an absolutely gorgeous, sexy, young, handsome Prince Charming. The Prince then returned the older lady’s kiss. Suddenly the older lady felt herself transforming from his kiss. Now can you guess what the older lady turned into? She turned into the first motel she could find! She’s older....not fookin’ dead!


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RIDER SAFETY

WHEN TO REPLACE YOUR MOTORCYCLE HELMET

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he general rule is to replace your motorcycle helmet every five years, but what if you drop it, sweat heavily or wear it every day? The biggest myth is that if your helmet falls off your bike when it’s parked, you should change your helmet. That’s probably put around by helmet retailers. Certainly you should check the helmet and it might depend on how far it fell and rolled. However, even though helmets are a one-use product designed to protect you in a crash and then get thrown away, they are pretty robust. Most helmets will easily withstand the general knocking they get in daily life. If they don’t, then you really have to wonder about their ability to protect you in a crash. Show some respect That doesn’t mean you can throw your helmet around. You need to  treat a helmet with respect  and care  and store  it in a cool, dry place. The outside shell – plastic, fibreglass or carbon fibre – is pretty tough, but keep it away from petroleum-based products such as fuel, cleaners and paint. It’s the interior foam that deforms to absorb the impact in a crash and protect your head. So that means that you shouldn’t store any heavy objects in your helmet. If it drops with something heavy in it, then it will damage the helmet. Also, be careful how you hang your helmet on a hook as this can deform the interior foam.

If you feel the need to inspect a helmet after you’ve dropped it, you could probably get it x-rayed by a professional. However, if it’s been such a big drop or a frequent number of knocks that you are concerned, then you should just bin it anyway. Five-year life General helmet use means a helmet will last for about five years. The glues, resins and other materials used in the making of the helmet can lose their effectiveness and also deteriorate the lining. Be aware that your helmet may have sat on the shelf for some time before being bought by you. Ask the dealer to prove date of manufacture. You can prolong your helmet if you store it properly when you’re not using it. Keep it in a cool, dry place and store it inside the helmet bag in which it came. It’s not the outside that deteriorates, but the inside foam and fabric lining. If you notice the helmet getting loose or some of the lining coming out or it leaves little black flakes in your hair, then it’s time to retire it, whether it has reached the five years or not. Frequent use, sweating in your helmet, having greasy hair or using a lot of “hair product” can all aid in compacting the foam and making the interior lining degenerate faster than normal use. You can also prolong the life of your helmet interior by wearing a helmet liner, balaclava or scarf that keeps the sweat off. Another good reason to replace your helmet every five years is that helmet technology is advancing all the time and a new helmet is going to offer more protection than something five years old.

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WILL RIDE TO EAT

“RISTORANTE DELLASANTINA” FINE DINING

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By Ron Giddis

’m going to start this month’s article by quoting directly from their menu: “Only the finest ingredients. Organic whenever possible. Seafood flown in fresh daily. The DellaSantina family has been providing excellent food and service since 1420 in Verona, Italy.” So you may have guessed that the recipes for their appetizers, entrees and desserts have been handed down from generation to generation. Owner Gianfranco DellaSantina takes a lot of pride in the freshness of his food, there are no microwaves in this establishment. An extensive renovation has added a touch of fine dining and there is an outdoor patio with a gorgeous riverside view. My wife Sandy and I began our meal with some Focaccia, a flat oven baked Italian bread. Sprinkle a little olive oil and parmesan cheese on the Focaccia and it was delicious. For our entrée’s we tried the Grilled Chicken Alfredo, chicken breast with linguine and alfredo sauce and Spaghetti and Meatballs served with a plum tomato sauce with organic beef meatballs over the pasta. Both of the entrées were excellent and the portions were enormous. We both had to get to-go boxes just to make sure we had room to try some of the desserts like Tiramisu, made from scratch daily with coffee and liquor. Also on the menu, Tartufo, an imported Italian Gelato, and of course, Cannoli’s. They offer a wide variety of drinks including imported and domestic beer, and a selection of draft beers including a locally owned brew. You may also choose from one of their many wines to go with your meal or a specialty drink. Ristorante DellaSantina is located at 2004 Red Bank Rd., Suite 9 in Sevierville, TN. Check them out on Facebook or at www.ristorantedellasantina. com or give them a call at (865) 446-4865. They are closed on Sunday and Monday, but ready to serve you some delicious authentic Italian Cuisine Tuesday thru Saturday. I’m very sure if you try this restaurant, you will want to go back often. What a great finish to a day of motorcycling in the Great Smoky Mountains! 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” is an ongoing article in Thunder Roads® Magazine of Tennessee and we want to put the spotlight on the great history and variety of Tennessee’s biker friendly establishments. 20 ThunderRoadsTennessee.com 20 ThunderRoadsTennessee.com MAY 2021


1ST & 3RD THURSDAY EVERY MONTH

2ND & 4TH THURSDAY EVERY MONTH

MAY CONCERTS & EVENTS

5/1 - International Female Ride Day 10am Meet-Up 5/1 - Wildflowers 5/7 & 5/8 - Blackberry Smoke - SOLD OUT 5/9 - Roll Out Ride - with Blackberry Smoke 5/14 & 5/15 - Blackberry Smoke - LIMITED TICKETS 5/16 - Roll Out Ride - with Blackberry Smoke Hu 5/22 - Ray Wylie Hubbard

5/27 Bikes & Brews - 5/28 Ride-In Bike Show - 5/29 Concert Vendors ALL weekend 5/29 - Black Stone Cherry

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EVENTS Birdsong Resort & Marina Tennessee River Fresh Water Pearl Farm Museum Tour & Jewelry Showroom Date: 01/01/2021 – 12/31/2021 Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Location: Birdsong Resort Marina & Campground, 255 Marina Rd., Camden, TN 38320 Join us for a Free world-class tour of our pearl museum ~ uniquely its own. www.tennesseeriverpearls.com It is open 7 days/week but please call ahead to schedule an appointment with our reservation hostess so she can book your tour guide! 731-584-7880. We are proud to be the only fresh-water pearl cultivating farm left in North America. You don’t want to miss this opportunity! www.birdsong.com Smoky Mountain H-D Cars, Coffee and Cycles Date: 05/01/2021 Time: 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM Location: Smoky Mountain H-D, 1820 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37801 1st Saturday of the month from March through September, cruise in for free coffee and donuts, stay for lunch at The Shed or the nightly concert series! Waypoint Vets Motorcycle Ride Date: 05/01/2021 Time: 8:00 AM Location: VFW Post 8422, 10157 Old Nashville Hwy, Smyrna, TN 37167 Please join us for our Waypoint Vets Fundraiser Ride & Launch Party, in celebration of Waypoint Vets’ Official Launch, and in support of our upcoming Veteran Adventures! Live Music, Food & Drink, Silent Auction, and More! $30 per Bike, Includes Free Hot Breakfast for Riders!! Registration: 8-9:30am. Ride start: VFW Post 8422 in Smyrna. KSU: 10am. End & Party: Yazoo Brewing Company, 900 River Bluff Dr., Madison, TN. Coffee & Curves on US 129 Date: 05/01/2021, 05/08/2021, 05/15/2021, 05/22/2021, 05/29/2021 Time: 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Location: 129 Hub, 4371 Calderwood Hwy, Maryville, TN 37801 It’s time again for our Coffee & Curves at the 129 Hub. Yes, The Dragon 129! Every Saturday at 8:30am, weather permitting, we’ll have breakfast (eggs, pancakes & bacon) up and ready. Ride on in, look at the bikes, cars and enjoy being down on US 129, The Dragon! Check last minute updates for weather on our FB page, 129 Hub.

Smoky Mountain H-D International Female Ride Day Date: 05/01/2021 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Smoky Mountain H-D, 1820 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37801 Meet at 10am - 15% Discount on Women’s Riding Gear - Quick run through Parts - Roll Out at 11am - Open to all Women Riders... all bikes! 11th Annual Bike Blessing Date: 05/01/2021 Time: 11:00 AM Location: OAA Worship Center, 876 Englewood Rd., Madisonville, TN 37354 Along with the Blessing of the Bikes there will be Music, Food and a Nice Ride. The Shed Concert: The Wildflowers Date: 05/01/2021 Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM Location: The Shed Smokehouse & Juke Joint, 1820 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37801 The Wildflowers return to The Shed in 2021 to bring the sounds of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers to life in East Tennessee! Don’t miss The Wildflowers annual stop at The Shed! Gates open at 6pm. Chopper’s Grill Crystal Karaoke Night Date: 05/01/2021, 05/08/2021, 05/15/2021, 05/22/2021, 05/29/2021 Time: 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM Location: Chopper’s Grill, 1200 Donelson Ave., Old Hickory, TN 37138 Saturday Night just got better in Old Hickory with Karaoke 8-12! Come sing your favorite songs and have some awesome drinks and food at The Lil Shack On The Corner! Always a great time with Crystal Karaoke! Nirvana Roadhouse Sunday Funday Date: 05/02/2021, 05/09/2021, 05/16/2021, 05/23/2021, 05/30/2021 Time: 11:00 AM Location: Nirvana Roadhouse, 704 Britton Hollow Rd., Pulaski, TN 38478 Join us every Sunday for a Funday of live music, full lunch buffet off the grill, our usual craziness with games, good times, and $1 beer ($1 beer, 1-2pm only). Make sure you plan to ride here on Sundays!

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Chopper’s Grill Funtastic Sunday Date: 05/02/2021, 05/09/2021, 05/16/2021, 05/23/2021, 05/30/2021 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 Free Cookout (while it lasts) and Live Music. This is the place for all your sports and drink specials and a great way to end your weekend! SMH-D Project Ridemore: Forbus General Store Date: 05/04/2021 Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Location: Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson, 1820 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37801 Join us as we head to The Forbus General Store! We’ll be meeting at the dealership at 9am so be ready to ride. All bikes and riders are welcome! Text “Ridemore” to 313131 for updates on all Project Ridemore rides. Hillbilly’s Wing Shack Free Bingo Date: 05/05/2021, 05/12/2021, 05/19/2021, 05/26/2021 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! Full Throttle Bar & Grill Bike Night Date: 05/05/2021, 05/12/2021, 05/19/2021, 05/26/2021 Time: 6:00 PM Location: Full Throttle Bar & Grill, 333 Swinging Bridge Road, Nashville, TN 37138 Join us every Wednesday for Bike Night and enjoy a cold one, good food, and some great music! Leatherwood Distillery Bike Night Date: 05/05/2021, 05/12/2021, 05/19/2021, 05/26/2021 Time: 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM Location: Leatherwood Distillery, 6381 US 41A Pleasant View, TN 37146 Join us for Bike Night every Wednesday all summer. Bike competitions, food, giveaways, live music.

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EVENTS Chopper’s Grill Bike Night & Crystal Karaoke Date: 05/05/2021, 05/12/2021, 05/19/2021, 05/26/2021 Time: 7:00 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 and free beer dogs and fixings at Chopper’s Grill. Come on down and get a Shackwacker or an Ice Cold Beer! Best and cheapest in town! The Lil Shack on the Corner… The Place to Be! Smoky Mountain H-D Food Truck Thursday Date: 05/06/2021 & 05/20/2021 Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Location: Smoky Mountain H-D, 1820 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37801 Experience some of the best food trucks our area has to offer as well as food and drink specials from The Shed Smokehouse & Juke Joint! The H.U.T Bike Night Date: 05/06/2021, 05/13/2021, 05/20/2021, 05/27/2021 Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Location: The H.U.T, 815 Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862 Join us at The H.U.T every Thursday for Bike Night! Free entry, free parking, live music, raffles, door prizes, $10 32oz beer with select shot and half price appetizers! Riverside Saloon Bike Night Date: 05/07/2021, 05/14/2021, 05/21/2021, 05/28/2021 Time: 5:00 PM Location: Riverside Saloon, 1945 US-25/70 E, Del Rio, TN 37727 Join us at Riverside Saloon every Friday nightall year round! Looking for a good place to ride out for a Bike Night in the Newport area, then Riverside Saloon is it. $2 beer all day every day, Jell-O shots, pool, bonfire, lots of paved parking, free camping (ride in on your bike), scenic river access, fishing, music and good hospitality. Chopper’s Grill Karaoke Night Date: 05/07/2021, 05/14/2021, 05/21/2021, 05/28/2021 Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 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!

have a lunch packed and be ready to ride. All bikes and riders are welcome! Text “Ridemore” to 313131 for updates on all Project Ridemore rides.

Hillbilly’s Wing Shack Karaoke Night Date: 05/07/2021, 05/14/2021, 05/21/2021, 05/28/2021 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!

Cumberland Mountain General Store Fish Fry Friday Date: 05/14/2021 & 05/21/2021 Time: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Location: Cumberland Mountain General Store, 6807 S York Hwy, Clarkrange, TN 38553 Cumberland Mountain General Store welcomes all riders and cruisers to our Fish Fry on May 14 & 21. Come see our vintage and rustic products as you walk through our original 1923 Ol Timey store and enjoy our home made fish fry with all the country fixings. Easy access for bikes and shaded parking.

Knox County Sheriff’s Office Car and Motorcycle Show Date: 05/08/2021 Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Location: Knoxville Expo Center, 5441 Clinton Highway, Knoxville, TN 37912 All proceeds to benefit the KCSO Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program. Pre-registration- $20, Day of show- $25, Vendor space- $40, Spectators- $5. Door Prizes, Event T-shirts, Goody bags, Food Trucks. Old and new welcome. Awards for Top 75. FMI: Officer Sheila Palmer at (865) 215-5619. SMH-D Project Ridemore: Bald River Falls Date: 05/08/2021 Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Location: Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson, 1820 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37801 Join us as we head to Bald River Falls! We’ll be meeting at the dealership at 10am so have a lunch packed and be ready to ride. All bikes and riders are welcome! Text “Ridemore” to 313131 to receive updates on all Project Ridemore rides. SMH-D Project Ridemore: Panther Creek Date: 05/11/2021 Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Location: Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson, 1820 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37801 Join us as we head to Panther Creek! We’ll be meeting at the dealership at 9am so

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The Shed Concert: Blackberry Smoke (Night 3) Date: 05/14/2021 Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM Location: The Shed Smokehouse & Juke Joint, 1820 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37801 The Brothers and Sisters 2021 Reunion continues with a second weekend at The Shed with Blackberry Smoke! Don’t miss out on the third show of four epic nights spread over two weekends with Blackberry Smoke. Gates open at 6pm. Nirvana Roadhouse “Shoot to Thrill” Blowout Date: 05/15/2021 – 05/16/2021 Location: Nirvana Roadhouse, 704 Britton Hollow Rd., Pulaski, TN 38478 Come to our lil backwoods bar and outdoor music venue in beautiful Southern TN Saturday, May 15 th, “Shoot to Thrill”, all-girl AC/DC band will be rockin the holler. Come in Friday and enjoy our backwoods bar on site, karaoke, and bonfire. Ride will go out at noon Saturday then back for our 100 ft. slip ‘n slide, cornhole tournaments, chicken drop, raffles, adult contests, awesome food and the amazing “Shoot to Thrill” all-girl AC/DC band!!! Plenty of primitive camping and some hookups, hot showers, awesome laid back place with no drama and the nicest people around on a gorgeous 100 acre farm. I didn’t name it Nirvana for nothing! Come party with us!!

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Ride and Roast Poker Run Date: 05/15/2021 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Tosh Farms, 1586 Atlantic Ave., Henry, TN 38231 Benefitting Unforgotten MC Adopt-A-Vet Program. Registration begins at 10am, Kickstands up at 12 noon, Rain or Shine. Ride ends at Unforgotten MC located at 3030 Mays Bridge Rd. in Paris TN. Poker hands will be drawn at Unforgotten MC to keep the riders together, with live entertainment, meal, silent auction, and bonfire to follow. Cars and trucks are encourage to participate too! $25 for driver, $10 for passenger, and $5 for additional poker hands. Entry includes tshirt and meal. $500, $300, and $200 cash prizes awarded to the two best hands and the worst hand. Dream Rides of Tennessee Grand Opening Party Date: 05/15/2021 Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Location: Dream Rides of Tennessee, 2725 US-411 S, Maryville, TN 37801 Dream Rides of Tennessee is now open for business so come on out and join us with our grand opening party! We’re minutes from The Dragon! Take a tour of our bike bays, accessory shop, parts department and apparel section. Food trucks, live music, door prizes, free Dyno runs and free beer! Cumberland Mountain General Store Craft Beer Festival Date: 05/15/2021 Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Location: Cumberland Mountain General Store, 6807 S York Hwy, Clarkrange, TN 38553 Our Spring Craft Beer Festival, co-hosted by Good Times Wine & Spirits, is a great way to spend an afternoon! Stroll through the store and walk the historic grounds all the while enjoying the areas local brew. Food, music and plenty of old fashion easy livin. The Shed Concert: Blackberry Smoke (Night 4) Date: 05/15/2021 Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM Location: The Shed Smokehouse & Juke Joint, 1820 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37801 The Brothers and Sisters 2021 Reunion continues with a second weekend at The

Shed with Blackberry Smoke! Don’t miss out on the final show of four epic nights spread over two weekends with Blackberry Smoke. Gates open at 6pm. Monet Maddux takes the stage tentatively at 7:30pm. No outside food and drinks are permitted. All tickets purchases are final. Refunds and exchanges are not available. This is a platinum show. VIP passes will not gain entry. All attendees must have a ticket. Rustic Rumblers Car Cruise In & Swap Meet Date: 05/16/2021 Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Location: Rustic Rumblers Garage, 4734 US Hwy 411 South, Maryville, TN 37801 Our monthly car and motorcycle cruise in and swap meet will take place every 3rd Sunday of the month (weather permitting). There will be food vendors and live music, great fun time for all! A trophy will be awarded to the car club with the most cars attended. We are currently working on other events including Tractor shows, Jeep shows and other special events. Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram @rusticrumblersgarage Hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm. FMI: (865) 591-3481 or (865) 591-5058 SMH-D Project Ridemore: Gray Fossil Site Date: 05/18/2021 Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Location: Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson, 1820 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37801 Join us as we head to The Gray Fossil Site! We’ll be meeting at the dealership at 9am so be ready to ride. All bikes and riders are welcome! Text “Ridemore” to 313131 for updates on all Project Ridemore rides. Tennessee Motorcycles and Music Revival Presented by Harley-Davidson® & Surrounding Area Dealers Date: 05/20/2021 – 05/23/2021 Location: Loretta Lynn’s Ranch & Campground, 8000 TN-13 S, Hurricane Mills, TN 37078 Tennessee’s Ultimate Motorcycle and Music Event! All about motorcycles, music, comradely and the outdoors. Held at Loretta Lynn’s 3,500 acre Ranch, the Tennessee Motorcycles and Music Revival is a kick-ass four-day event with something for everyone. Hang out with musicians, custom builders &

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industry leaders at the event. Camp under the stars in your own tent or bring your RV - Glamping tent or RV rentals available. Centrally located off of Tennessee’s Music Highway (I-40) known as the most musically influenced road on the planet connecting Memphis & Nashville. FMI, visit motorcyclesandmusic.com SMH-D Project Ridemore: Fontana Dam Date: 05/22/2021 Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Location: Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson, 1820 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37801 Join us as we head to The Fontana Dam! We’ll be meeting at the dealership at 10am so have a lunch packed and be ready to ride. All bikes and riders are welcome! Text “Ridemore” to 313131 for updates on all Project Ridemore rides. The Shed Concert: Ray Wylie Hubbard Date: 05/22/2021 Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM Location: The Shed Smokehouse & Juke Joint, 1820 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37801 Not many acts define cool and fit in with The Shed as well as Ray Wylie Hubbard. This is one show you do not want to miss! Tickets on sale now! SMH-D Project Ridemore: Sasquatch Museum Date: 05/25/2021 Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Location: Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson, 1820 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37801 Join us as we head to The Sasquatch Museum! We’ll be meeting at the dealership at 9am so have a lunch packed and be ready to ride. All bikes and riders are welcome! Text “Ridemore” to 313131 for updates on all Project Ridemore rides. The Shed Concert: Black Stone Cherry Date: 05/29/2021 Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM Location: The Shed Smokehouse & Juke Joint, 1820 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37801 Tickets on sale now! Black Stone Cherry are looking ahead to Memorial Day Weekend at The Shed!

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Smoky Mountain Thunder Memorial Ride XXI Date: 05/30/2021 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Sevier County Courthouse, 125 Court Ave, Sevierville, TN 37862 May 30th motorcyclists will once again gather in downtown Sevierville at the Sevier County Courthouse for the 21st Annual Smoky Mountain Thunder Memorial Ride. The reason is to pay Tribute to all Fallen Military. This year’s theme is “Remembering All Those Whose Gave”. Opening ceremonies begin at 10am at the Courthouse with the National Anthem, TAPS, Patriotic Music, Guest Speaker, and Placing of the Wreath. The police escorted ride leaves at 11am on the 65 mile ride to Veteran’s Overlook on Clinch Mountain. Closing Ceremony begins around 12:30pm (as soon as we can get everyone safely parked) with Patriotic Music, TAPS, 21 Gun Salute, Placing of the Wreath. There are No Fees on this ride! No Side by Sides or ATV’S!! FMI: Ron Giddis (865) 654-1851, (865) 453-6532, or rongiddis@smokymountainthunder.net Knoxville’s Caribbean Jerk Festival Date: 05/30/2021 Time: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM Location: World’s Fair Park, 963 World’s Fair Park Dr. SW Knoxville, TN 37916 Come and join us in shaking the COVID-19 blues! Enjoy an epic day of wonderful culinary experiences, all day music that will keep you rocking with local and national artists, fun for the entire family. Need a little something extra? No worries we’ve got you, enter the spades tourney, and if you’re the ultimate bone collector we dare you to enter the dominoes tourney. We promise you that we will leave you wanting more! You don’t want to miss this day so mark your calendar and we will see you there! To sign up for vendor booths, volunteer shifts, contests and tournaments or purchase tickets go to knoxjerkfest. org Vendors and Sponsors contact us at 865-407-6615 or knoxjerkfest@gmail.com. There are only 50 spots available for volunteers and you must get your free ticket here along with entry tickets to all contests and tourneys! See you there Knoxville! One light, one love and peace to all!

Brushy Mountain / Kip Moore Live Date: 05/30/2021 Time: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM Location: Brushy Mtn. State Pen, 9182 Hwy 116, Petros, TN 37845 Who’s ready to party with Kip Moore? Good news, tickets are on sale Now. Don’t worry, there’s plenty of room for everyone to spread out, and there’s not a bad seat in this place. Gates will open at 6pm and show will kick off at 8pm. Also enjoy Free parking and Free camping for those of you who wish to ride out the evening on the prison property. FMI visit, tourbrushy.com/events-at-brushy Tellico Biker Rally Date: 06/03/2021 – 06/06/2021 Location: 801 Steer Creek Rd., Tellico Plains, TN 37385 A biker rally like no other! Set in the stunning Tellico Mountains a rally where friends become family takes place every year! Grab a campsite by the creek and we will provide you a weekend of relaxation and fun you will never forget! Live music, bike contest, cold beer, biker games, wet t-shirt contest, food vendors are just a sample of the fun in store. Advance tickets are $30 for the whole weekend and are available at eventbrite.com! Tickets are $40 at the gate. No one under 21 allowed. 4th Annual Car, Bike & Truck Show Date: 06/05/2021 Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Location: Lakeshore Park, 5930 Lyons View Pike, Knoxville TN 37919 Knoxville’s biggest combined car, bike and truck show to support Roadrunners Varsity Football Team. Twelve different “Best of Show” categories! Door prizes, silent auction, food, vendors, music and more! $20 per entry. Vendors $25. FMI: darrowdavenport@gmail.com 7th Annual Spring Redneck Rumble Date: 06/11/2021 – 06/12/2021 Time: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM Location: Wilson Co. Fairgrounds, 945 E. Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon, TN 37087 Hot rods, rat rods, customs, motorcycles and more! Huge swap meet, vintage and memorabilia. Flat Track Motorcycle and Cyclecart Races. The South’s greatest gathering of gear heads! Entry $15 - Show Entry $25. Camping $50 per Person includes Fri & Sat entry. FMI: Call Tommy at (615) 364-1828 or go to www.bothbarrels.us

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Smoky Mountain Small Bore Rally Date: 06/11/2021 Time: 9:00 AM Location: 7321 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882 Come and enjoy the biggest small bore rally in East Tennessee! Super riding-Tail of The Dragon, Foothills Parkway, Cades Cove, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Bike games, lots of giveaways, bike competition and more as it develops. Great hotels, camping nearby, river rafting and more. June Bug Boogie Date: 06/17/2021 – 06/20/2021 Location: 115 Waterloo Rd., Cookeville, TN 38506 The Famous JuneBug Boogie Spring Rally is the Wildest Biker Party in Tennessee! Bike games & field events, wild contests every day, live bands all weekend long & a whole lot more!!! Located on private property with free camping, free hot showers, vendors, ice sold on location. Biker Bar on location. Adults Only, 21 or older to enter! Check the June Bug Boogie website (www.junebugboogie. com) often for updates on the schedule and entertainment!

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If You Are A BIKER FRIENDLY BUSINESS And Would Like To See Your BUSINESS LISTED And Receive Thunder Roads® TN Magazines Each Month, Call (615) 389-1149 **(BFD LISTING ONLY $300 PER YEAR)** READERS Pick Up Your Copy Of Thunder Roads® Magazine of TN Each Month At Any Of These Fine Locations DEALERS & SHOPS Appleton Harley-Davidson® 2501 Hwy 41A Bypass Clarksville, TN 37043 (931) 648-1607 Bootlegger Harley-Davidson® 605 Lovell Rd. Knoxville, TN 37932 (865) 671-2454 Boswell’s H-D Country Roads 1424 Interstate Dr. Cookeville, TN 38501 (931) 526-3139 Boswell’s of Nashville 401 Fesslers Ln. Nashville, TN 37210 (615) 242-6067 Boswell’s Ring of Fire H-D 2200 Gallatin Pike N Madison, TN 37115 (615) 855-1001 Bumpus Harley-Davidson® of Jackson 326 Carriage House Dr. Jackson, TN 38305 (731) 422-5508 Bumpus Harley-Davidson® of Memphis 2160 Whitten Rd. Memphis, TN 38133 (901) 372-1121 Bumpus Harley-Davidson® of Murfreesboro 2250 NW Broad St. Murfreesboro, TN 37129 (615) 849-8025 Colboch Harley-Davidson® 1830 N Davy Crockett Pkwy Morristown, TN 37814 (423) 586-5343 Crockett Powersports 4113 S Access Rd. Chattanooga, TN 37406 (423) 760-3670

Moonshine Harley-Davidson® 7128 S. Springs Drive Franklin, TN 37067 (866) 667-8836

The H.U.T 815 Parkway Sevierville, TN 37862 (865) 365-4979

Music City Indian Motorcycle 1003 8th Ave S Nashville, TN 37203 (615) 401-9341

The Warden's Table 9182 Hwy 116 Petros, TN 37845 (423) 324-8687

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

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MUSEUMS

Birdsong Resort, Marina & Campground 255 Marina Rd. Camden, TN 38320 (731) 584-7880 www.birdsong.com

Birdsong Resort, Marina & Campground 255 Marina Rd. Camden, TN 38320 (731) 584-7880 www.birdsong.com

Dragon City Resort 4407 Calderwood Hwy Maryville, TN 37801 (865) 253-3566 Dragoncityresort.com

Brushy Mtn. State Pen 9182 Hwy 116 Petros, TN 37845 (423) 324-8687

Rocky Top Harley-Davidson® 105 Waldens Main St. Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 (865) 774-3445 Sloan’s Motorcycle & ATV 2233 Northwest Broad Street Murfreesboro, TN 37129 (615) 893-0150 Smith Brothers Harley-Davidson® 3518 Bristol Hwy Johnson City, TN 37601 (423) 283-0422 Smoky Mountain Harley -Davidson® 1820 Lamar Alexander Pkwy Maryville, TN 37801 (865) 977-1669 White Lightning Harley-Davidson® 7720 Lee Hwy Chattanooga, TN 37421 (423) 892-4888

BARS & RESTAURANTS Birdsong Resort, Marina & Campground 255 Marina Rd. Camden, TN 38320 (731) 584-7880 www.birdsong.com Chopper’s Grill 1200 Donelson Ave. Old Hickory, TN 37138 (615) 894-7020 Cumberland Mountain General Store 6807 S York Hwy Clarkrange, TN 38553 (931) 863-3880 Full Throttle Bar & Grill 333 Swinging Bridge Rd. Old Hickory, TN 37138 (615) 300-0645

Harley-Davidson® of Columbia 1616 Harley Davidson Blvd. Columbia, TN 38401 (931) 540-0099

Hillbilly’s Wing Shack 26280 Hwy 69 Adamsville, TN 38310 (731) 632-2222

Indian Triumph Of Knoxville 5820 Clinton Hwy Knoxville, TN 37912 (865) 689-4321

Miss Kay’s Country Store & The Nutcracker Shed 960 Brownfield Rd. Dover, TN 37058 (931) 305-6064

Interstate 69 Motorsports 1703 West Main Street Union City, TN 38261 (731) 885-1792

Nirvana Roadhouse 704 Britton Hollow Rd. Pulaski, TN 38478 (931) 309-2581

Knoxville Harley-Davidson® 5800 Clinton Highway Knoxville, TN 37912 (865) 689-2454

Riverside Saloon 1945 US-25 Del Rio, TN 37727

GUN SHOPS/SHOOTING RANGE Chilhowee Sportsman's Club 7601 Old Railroad Bed Rd. Maryville, TN 37801 (865) 856-0565 Tennessee Gun Country 1435 Fort Campbell Blvd. Clarksville, TN 37042 (931) 552-2118

iNSURANCE Progressive 1-800-Progressive www.Progressive.com

LEGAL AIM/NCOM Richard M. Lester 800-531-2424 1-800-on-a-bike www.onabike.com Garza Law Firm PLLC 550 West Main Street #340 Knoxville, TN 37902 (865) 540-8300 Toll Free: (866) 893-8413 www.garzalaw.com Law Tigers Motorcycle Lawyers 1-844-533-2913 1-800-LawTigers www.lawtigers.com

LEATHER & REPAIR Buckle and Hide Leather 197 Enon Spring Road West Smyrna, TN 37167 (615) 768-5041

MINISTRIES

PARTS & ACCESSORIES Amsoil info@myguy4oil.com (615) 389-1149 www.myguy4oil.com Reference #1569065

RV SALES/SERVICE Buddy Gregg RV’s & Motor Homes 11730 Snyder Rd. Knoxville, TN 37932 (865) 675-1986 www.buddygregg.com

SERVICES Bettencourt Originals Tracy Bettencourt Artist (931) 257-6938 Reliant Realty Keri Gilles Realtor 124 Dunbar Cave Rd. Clarksville, TN 37043 M: (931) 320-8028 O: (931) 245-8800 Tennessee Biker Medical Clinic 300 10th Ave E Springfield, TN 37172 www.covenantconfirmers.org

TRAVEL/ACCOMMODATIONS Birdsong Resort, Marina & Campground 255 Marina Rd. Camden, TN 38320 (731) 584-7880 www.birdsong.com 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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