Thunder Roads Magazine Tennessee August 2020

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2 Thunder Roads® Tennessee Staff 3 Index of Advertisers 3 From the Editors – By Denise High 5 Bike of the Month 5 TRTN Word Search 6 America the Beautiful – By Cooper Chilton 9 Bullet Points – By Mike Noriot 10 Chaplain’s Corner – By Pastor Ron Baptiste 13 From the Corner of Veteran’s Drive and Patriot’s Way – By Bob “Bulldog” Ousley 15 Centerfold Calendar 16 15th Annual Redneck Rumble is Set for Sept. 18-19th – By Scott High 18 NewsBytes – By Bill Bish 20 Jokers Wild 22 Thunder Cam 23 Will Ride to Eat – By Ron Giddis 24 Events 27 Biker Friendly Directory

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ello Thunder Roads Tennessee Readers! I don’t know about you, but I’m sick of hearing about all the COVID-19 crap, so let’s talk about the weather, shall we? Back in the winter I recall asking around about how cold was too cold to ride. Well, now it’s Hades-hot here, hitting near 100 degrees today so I don’t think I’ll be on the bike until it cools off 10-15 degrees. So my question is, how HOT does it have to be outside for you to hang up the boots and ride another day? Scott doesn’t care, he’ll ride as long as there isn’t ice or snow on the roads, but for the record, as if anyone cared about my .02 cents, but I’ll share anyway… I’ll ride down in the 50’s in winter properly geared up, but in the summer when we get near 90 around here, I’ve reached my personal comfort limit. It’s not just the heat that gets me, it’s the miserable humid buggy oppressive heat that makes me pray for death when stuck at a long red light in the sun. I might lose the ATGATT in summertime enough to shed my jacket, but long pants, boots, helmet and gloves are a daily necessity. I won’t do the shorts n’ flipflops riding thing. I have found that whatever the air temperature is, subtract 10-15 degrees and that’s what it will feel like on the bike, that’s what you should dress for. In these high-heat conditions it’s important to keep cool properly while riding. Remember to hydrate, keep your skin covered, and avoid hazards. Don’t let the heat weaken you to the point where you’re not fully attentive to traffic conditions and the road. Basically, you must consider how your body will deal with the heat. Reducing the effects of convection, through covering up and wetting down, will reduce the amount of heat that your body must deal with through evaporation. Covering up in the heat will keep you cool. Hot weather usually means lots of sun exposure, so get some good sunglasses or a darkened visor to prevent headaches caused by sun glare. And don’t forget to put sunblock on the back of your neck where your riding gear leaves the skin exposed. Despite the heat, there are a lot of great events happening this month so be sure and check out the events page and our advertisers ads, and we hope to see you at some of these events! Make sure that you like Thunder Roads Magazine of Tennessee on Facebook so you can keep up with all the upcoming events, deals, contests, and more. Keep sending us your bike photos for the Bike of the Month contest we post on Facebook each month too. As always, please support to our amazing advertisers that support us by shopping at their businesses when you’re in need of a product or service they provide. They are what keep this magazine going and free to you every month. If you can take the heat, get out and ride… Stay cool and keep the rubber side down! Ride Hard Live Free, Denise & Scott




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The Bike:

Fabrication: Harley-Davidson Year Built: 2009 Model: Softail Deluxe Time to Build: 2 months Engine Year: 2006 Engine Model: Twin Cam Engine Builder: Harley-Davidson Displacement: 96 ci. in. Painter: Tommy Church – Pro Body Primary Color: White Special Paint: Sinister Exhaust: Vance & Hines 2 into 1 Frame: Stock I purchased this 2009 Harley-Davidson Deluxe in 2014. It was stock when I purchased it. I always liked the old school look of HarleyDavidsons. I had an idea of what I wanted and consulted with my good friend, Jeff Cuddy of Bag Dragger Customs. All I told him was the color I wanted and the old school look and he took it from there. I trusted Jeff enough to let him do what he does and told him the price point I could do and he delivered. It was my dream bike. He wouldn’t let me see it until he was done. Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised. I started riding in my early forties (mid-life crisis). I came home one day and told my husband I bought a Harley-Davidson Dyna Lowrider (my first bike) with no idea how to ride. I learned how to ride on a Honda 100 dirt bike and the rest is history. One of the photos is before the transformation and the other photos are me and of the bike builder.

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es, long-time readers, I did do an article on Fort Donelson in the past. First, thanks for reading Thunder Roads Tennessee, faithfully. Second, as our history is being erased and defaced by a small group of uneducated, radical thugs, it is important to visit our historic sites before these “people” destroy things they “are bothered by” or “for the sheer hell of it”, because the police’s hands are tied. These small groups have even defaced Jimmy Hendrix, Abraham Lincoln, Christopher Columbus, military heroes, police, the first black soldier in the Revolutionary War memorials, and want to blast the faces of presidents off of Mount Rushmore and the figures on Stone Mountain. We are in a state of mob rule, so visit history before our politicians give in to the mobs and we don’t have these places. Since our recent visit to Fort Donelson, the Confederate Memorial has been “tagged”. Fort Donelson is located at 120 Lock D Road in Dover TN, right off of US 79 S. It was the site of a battle that led to the defeat of the Confederate soldiers and the following fall of Clarksville and Nashville to the Union Troops. It consists of original ramparts with cannon displays and historical markers. Bald eagle sightings are frequent. The Confederate troops, under the command of John Floyd, Gideon Pillow, Simon Buckner, and Bushrod Johnson, manned a crucial fort at the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers. It guarded the route to Clarksville, Nashville, and, ultimately Atlanta. On February 14, 1862, U.S. Grant, supported by Andrew


H. Foote’s Union fleet consisting of six gunboats attacked the fort. After initially driving the Union back and avoiding being encircled by the Union, the Confederates missed their opportunity to escape to Nashville. Grant was receiving reinforcements daily and overwhelmed the South’s positions. Floyd and Pillow, with about 2,000 men, turned over command to Buckner and slipped to Nashville. Nathan Bedford Forrest and his cavalry crossed the Lick Creek and escaped. Buckner was forced to surrender on February 18th, giving the North its first major victory and U. S. Grant the nickname, “Unconditional Surrender” Grant, and promotion to Major General. This victory gave the North control of the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers, area railroads, control over Kentucky, Middle and West Tennessee, and opened up the heartland of the Confederacy. Ultimately, Robert E. Lee was forced to surrender to Grant at Appomattox, propelling Grant to the presidency. Be sure to visit the adjacent Fort Donelson National Cemetery where the Union dead of this battle are buried. Currently the Visitors Center and all restrooms are closed. Ride Safe and Have Fun!! Cooper





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ello fellow bikers. Last month’s Bullet Points column dealt with the potential legal jeopardy you may face when the “unimaginable happens.” - You have found yourself in a rapidly escalating altercation and have taken responsibility for your safety – and perhaps your life. In the rapid chaos of the altercation you have used lethal force to protect yourself – or perhaps a friend or family member. Your freedom will inevitably require you to have a legitimate self-defense claim. As I stated in last month’s column, there are five essential questions which need to be answered in the affirmative for your self-defense claim: 1. Innocence 2. Imminence 3. Proportionality 4. Avoidance 5. Reasonableness All five of these components must be in your favor for you to have a legitimate selfdefense claim. If they are, you will prevail. If they are not all answered affirmatively, you may spend a very long time in prison. This month we will focus on Innocence. Innocence After the dust settles, you must be viewed as the innocent party. While this may seem easy enough to prove, there are many things which can happen which makes you the aggressor. In an altercation, the aggressor is generally going to be viewed as the person who threw the first punch, brandished a knife or pulled a gun. In some states, words alone can cause you to be the aggressor. Tennessee’s law is a bit vague with regards to who the aggressor is: Tennessee 39-11-611 (e) The threat of force against another is not justified: (1) If the person using force consented to the exact force used or attempted by the other individual; (2) If the person using force provoked the other individual’s use or attempted use of unlawful force Provocation is the key to Tennessee’s self-defense claim and the fact that Tennessee has not clearly defined provocation, you must CLEARLY be the innocent party – not the provocateur. Additionally, you can easily find yourself in a position where competing narratives of the event may portray you as the aggressor – especially if the witnesses are friends of the thug you were protecting yourself from. If this proves to be the case, an overzealous prosecutor may well pursue charges against you. Proportionality, or the lack thereof, can also cause you to be viewed as the aggressor, not the innocent party. If the thug you are protecting yourself from throws the first punch, but you immediately escalate the encounter by pulling a concealed firearm, you will be in serious jeopardy of losing your innocence – and your claim of selfdefense. There are a few other actions which may cause you to lose your claim of innocence: Pursuit/Sustainment – If you pursue or sustain the altercation you will no longer be considered the innocent party. In other words, if the thug decides fighting you is

not in his best interest, and verbally communicates he is disengaging, and you try to sustain or further pursue him, you will become the aggressor. Mutual Combat – If after a brush up with the aforementioned thug, you agree to take the fight outside, you will have lost your innocence – and perhaps sunk your entire self-defense claim. Escalation – This was mentioned earlier, and should be reinforced. If you find yourself in a fist fight, or a war of words, do not escalate the encounter beyond what it is – a nonlethal fight. If you pull your pistol at this point, you will be considered the aggressor or provocateur – meaning you are in serious legal trouble. If you find yourself in a position where you may have lost your innocence in the altercation, you may still be able to regain your innocence. Tennessee 39-11-611(e)(2) unless… (A) The person using force abandons the encounter or clearly communicates to the other the intent to do so; and (B) The other person nonetheless continues or attempts to use unlawful force against the person The Tennessee statue is clear here. You must attempt to disengage from the altercation and most importantly, you should verbally communicate (preferably loud enough to be heard by everyone nearby) your desire to end the affray. At this point, if the thug pursues the fight – or escalates it – you may well regain your innocence. One other consideration you must keep in mind. Being under the influence of alcohol or drugs will sink a self-defense claim. If you are planning on enjoying some adult beverages, leave your gun at home – or locked up where you cannot gain access to it. If you are under the influence and find yourself in a life-or-death situation, your best defense is not going on the offense. If you pull your sidearm under these conditions – even if you are innocent – you are in serious legal jeopardy. If you have your weapon you must make the choice between potential death and a very long incarceration. But you risk much if you put yourself in this situation. As you can well see, innocence is something which can be lost very easily in a selfdefense claim. Tennessee statues are somewhat vague with regards to which party is the aggressor. You must be viewed as the innocent party or you risk a very long and expensive legal fight – a fight which may be for your freedom. And, if by unfortunate circumstances you have lost your claim of innocence, you must actively communicate and disengage from the fight to potentially regain your claim of innocence. Next month, we will focus on the second component of a self-defense claim: Imminence. Stay tuned, and until then, keep the shiny side up. Molon Labe, Mike Noirot Note: I am not a lawyer and nothing in this column represents legal advice. My article is based on common sense and many years of studying self-defense.

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CHAPLAIN’S CORNER Pastor Ron Baptiste Founder of Covenant Confirmers Ministries Inc. Covenant Confirmers Ministries; a “Certified Recovery Congregation” Founder of TN. Biker Medical Clinic Inc. Messages Available on Podbean Live You Tube covenantconfirmers1/live

“MIND GAMES” Rom. 12:2 “And be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind…” As most of you know our Ministry is dedicated towards the Recovery Community, with support group meetings almost every night of the week, Sunday sermons are geared towards recovery. With this current pandemic, we have had some go back to their addictions and some even committed suicide. Addicts can go through treatment centers, recovery homes, support groups, and even join a church ministry, and still relapse. They can be very sincere and put forth their best effort and still fail. The mind is a very powerful thing, it can be used for good or evil. When we become Christians, our spirit man gets saved, but our bodies will not be saved until Jesus comes back for us, and our minds are being saved. If our bodies were saved, we wouldn’t get old, if our minds were saved we wouldn’t have some of the crazy thoughts that we have. Paul warns us not to be “conformed to this world,” not to be conformed to this age. There is an old American Indian proverb; “we all have a good dog and a bad dog inside of us, when they get into a fight which one will win? The one you feed the most!” Everything we do in life will always start in the mind. Recovery starts in the mind first. God’s word tells us that if we want to be “transformed” it can only happen “by the renewing of your mind.” One can be saved, on their way to heaven, but live a miserable life because they have been “conformed to this world.” You can only renew your mind by the Word of God. We all know beforehand what is going to happen to our lives once we become addicts. We know it is going to cost us our family, our jobs, our health, our freedom and our future, yet we have people becoming new addicts every day. The truth of the matter, we have been conformed to this world. Some have been clean & sober for years but still go back to their addictions knowing exactly what it is going to cost them. Drug dealers are now selling Narcan with the heroin with the full knowledge that the heroin could kill you without the Narcan, but yet it doesn’t deter the users at all because they have been conformed

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to this world. They can be faithful members of a church, attend support groups, and yet go back to their addictions. As a former alcoholic and drug addict, I have been clean and sober for thirty-two years! What is the key to my success? I have Renewed my mind daily to the Word of the living God, I know this works because it is not a religion but an intimate relationship with my heavenly Father. Rom.7:25 “I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord, so then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.” Until next time, keep your face in the wind and your kickstand up. To be found faithful, Pastor Ron


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by Bob “Bulldog” Ousley

Dear Fellow Veterans and Patriots of Tennessee: I’ve been talking to a lot of good folks lately who are waking up to our nation being in deep trouble. They are unhappy with the coronavirus and explosive Black Lives Matter (BLM) power plays. However, at the same time they are paralyzed by thinking these things will pass, that someone will come to the rescue, set everything straight, neuter the anarchists and keep their future secure. What if I told you that at this time next year all police departments in this country as we have known them will be disbanded and replaced with enforcement by members of BLM, Antifa and other radical communist groups. That if Joe Biden is elected and if the congress is run by the radical Democrats this new “police force” will take action to force the general public to comply with radical communist commandments and doctrine. That the Supreme Court will no longer exist and will be replaced by a group of selected “Leftist experts” who will decide what is legal and lawful. That this new government will mandate what you earn and transform our society into a work force that lives on regime subsistence. That all American corporations will be nationalized and run by the state. Personal investments, money and property will be confiscated for redistribution. Faith in God will be stamped out. That anyone who resists or speaks out against these new government rules and laws will be arrested and either jailed in a re-education camp or simply executed. Understand that Black Lives Matter is a communist political organization being run by terrorists, racists and radicals who hate America and they grow bolder by the day. This is coming if the American people don’t stand up and stop the madness. We have Muslim congresswomen talking about converting everyone to Islam. Joe Biden says he’ll send the military to disarm us. We have politicians in both parties willing to kill or modify the constitution to remove personal freedoms. The only voices I hear standing up to this or questioning this revolution is President Donald Trump and the people in his administration. Where is the rest of America? I’ve seen some patriotic people and minorities on the Laura Ingram and Tucker Carlson shows trying to wake up the nation but you only see support on ABC, NBC, CBS and other networks for this


communist revolution. They are still using the coronavirus and the lie that Black Lives Matter is about saving black lives to cloak the revolution and keep us separated. The truth is Black Lives Matter hasn’t said or done anything about black children being murdered or the uncontrolled violence in minority communities. Black Lives Matter is a political party raising money with a stated mission of destroying America and turning it into a communist utopia. You only have to look at the number of politicians who remain silent or are paving the way for them to overthrow our nation to see this is a movement that has been in the planning for a long time. Obama installed radical leftists in every government activity and since he left office has stayed in Washington to continue to manage and organize the overthrow of our government. It’s not just him, it’s a whole list of people who have power and money and are committed to instituting communism here. Communist sympathizers subverted our education system and media a long time ago. The commies read 45 goals into the congressional record in 1963. The ongoing propaganda and indoctrination have largely been successful. The pandemic scare combined with the national uprising to do away with the police is largely being tolerated by millions of Americans who are hiding behind their couch and submitting to the loss of their constitutional rights. You can’t stick your head in the sand far enough to escape what is happening!! Business, sports, state and local governments and schools are bowing to this revolution! If this revolution is successful and wins the election in November, you’ll only have to choose whether to bow your head and submit to harsh communist oppression or stand against it and likely die in your front yard or in a prison. It has happened with every communist revolution and millions of people who tried to stand for personal rights and freedom were summarily executed. Social Justice is just the slogan for communist overthrow. Where do you stand??? 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 - 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.



15TH ANNUAL FALL REDNECK RUMBLE IS SET FOR SEPT 18-19TH By Scott High Photos: Butch Pate, Candy Hurst Images, Eddie RapidPhoto


he 6th Annual Spring Redneck Rumble may have gotten delayed by the coronavirus, but there’s no stopping a bunch of gearheads when they are ready to get together. June 20th saw the Wilson County Fairgrounds filled with every imaginable hot rod, custom car, rat rod and cool motorcycle from all across the country. The huge swap meet never disappoints, and live music on Saturday along with flat track motorcycle races Saturday evening, set the Rumble apart from all the wanna be newcomers. Don’t miss the 15th Annual Fall Redneck Rumble on Sept 1819th. Follow us on FB @ The Redneck Rumble for all the latest info.

Here’s some of the race results from the larger classes of the flat track races which had over 45 entries:

Hooligan A Class: 1st Dylan Plush 2nd Bubba Boswell 3rd Richard Hicks

Mad Dog B Class: 1st Hank Dubious 2nd Mason McDonald 3rd Alex McDonald

Hooligan B Class: 1st Jason “Hotrod” Pauls 2nd Brandon Earl 3rd Alex McDonald

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Mad Dog A Class: 1st Tom Lewis 2nd Josh McDonald 3rd Eric Reed 16 16





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

MISSOURI REPEALS HELMET LAW FOR MANY ADULT RIDERS Missouri has become the 32nd state to repeal their all-rider helmet law when Governor Mike Parson (R) signed House Bill 1963 into law on July 14; a massive transportation bill that includes a provision to allow adults to ride a motorcycle or trike without a helmet, provided they are at least 26 years old and have appropriate health insurance. The new rules, which will go into effect August 28, also restrict police from pulling over helmetless riders to check f they have the required health insurance. Sponsored by GOP Representative Travis Fitzwater, H.B. 1963 states in part: “Currently, every person operating or riding a motorcycle or motortricycle is required to wear protective headgear (Sections 302.020 and 302.026). This bill provides that persons under the age of 26 who are operating or riding as a passenger on a motorcycle or motortricycle shall wear a helmet when the vehicle is in motion. Similarly, a person who is 26 or older, is operating a motorcycle or motortricycle, and who has been issued an instruction permit shall wear a helmet when the vehicle is in motion. No political subdivision of the state shall impose a protective headgear requirement on the operator or passenger of a motorcycle or motortricycle. No person shall be stopped, inspected, or detained solely to determine compliance with these provisions (Section 302.020.2). The bill also provides that qualified operators who are 26 or older may operate a motorcycle or motortricycle without a helmet if he or she is covered by a health insurance policy or other form of insurance which will provide the person with medical benefits for injuries incurred as a result of a motorcycle or motortricycle accident. Proof of such coverage shall be provided on request of law enforcement by showing a copy of the qualified operator’s insurance card. No person shall be stopped, inspected, or detained solely to determine compliance with these provisions (Section 302.026).” “We really feel everything in this bill has been well vetted,” Tony Shepherd, who lobbied in support of repealing the helmet law for a motorcycle rights group, ABATE for Missouri, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Other organizations supporting the measure were the Missouri Confederation of Clubs & Independents (CoC), and Freedom of the Road Riders of Missouri (FORRMO), which has been lobbying to repeal the “Show Me” state’s helmet law for decades, successfully getting a bill on their governor’s desk four times since 1999 only to be vetoed. Last year, Gov. Parson vetoed a similar measure that would have allowed anyone older than 18 to ride without a helmet, though his veto was centered on a separate provision in that legislation. SWEEPING INFRASTRUCTURE BILL PASSED THE HOUSE, GOES TO THE SENATE On July 1, 2020 the House of Representatives passed by a vote of 233-188 its signature infrastructure legislation, the Moving Forward Act, H.R.2 (previously the INVEST in America Act); providing over $1.5 trillion in federal spending across a wide range of infrastructure areas including surface transportation, water, aviation, broadband, healthcare, and energy. Included in the massive 2,213-page plan to rebuild and expand America’s transportation infrastructure like highways, vehicle safety and public transit, the new 5-year federal funding measure also addresses several concerns voiced by motorcyclists. As originally introduced in June, the INVEST in America Act included a provision 18 18

to increase Motorcycle Safety Funds to states by 25%, to $5.8 million. Added by unanimous consent during markup of H.R. 2 by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee were three amendments to: Extend the prohibition against using federal funding for motorcycle-only checkpoints and also prohibits using federal funds to profile and stop motorcyclists based on of their mode of transportation or style of dress; Require the Department of Transportation to consider motorcycles in safety studies on autonomous vehicles and includes a motorcycle safety group in the DOT working group on autonomous vehicle deployment; An extension of the Motorcyclist Advisory Council including a seat on the council for motorcyclists’ rights groups and manufacturers. An additional motorcyclist-friendly amendment was approved during the final floor vote in the House to provide federal monies to collect state profiling data regarding traffic stops based on “mode of transportation.” H.R.2 now goes over to the Senate for further action, where Republicans have expressed opposition to the bill as written by the Democrat-controlled House, as well as a veto threat from the Administration, citing the Act’s spending levels, regulatory changes, and climate change-related provisions. ‘ANTIQUE MOTORCYCLE ENTHUSIAST DAY’ A Congressional Resolution, H.Res.1041 was introduced in the House to recognize July 11, 2020 as “Antique Motorcycle Enthusiast Day” to recognize “the preservation, restoration, and operation of old-time motorcycles in the United States.” Sponsored by Representative Troy Balderson (R-OH) and co-sponsored by GOP Reps Michael Burgess (TX), and Tim Walberg (MI), House Resolution 1041 states; Whereas many people in the United States own, restore, preserve, study, or admire motorcycles that fall into the antique category, meaning they are at least 35-years old; Whereas the collection, restoration, and preservation of motorcycles is an activity shared across generations and across all segments of society; Whereas thousands of local motorcycle clubs and related businesses have been instrumental in preserving a historic part of the heritage of the United States by encouraging the restoration and exhibition of such historic works of art; Whereas the restoration of motorcycles provides well-paying, highly skilled jobs for people in all 50 States; and Whereas, for over a century, motorcycles have been a source of family enjoyment, photographs, songs, movies, and an iconic fashion statement in the United States: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives – (1) supports the designation of “Antique Motorcycle Enthusiast Day”; (2) recognizes the effect of the more than 120-year history of the American motorcycle and the economic surge that celebrated over 120 American brands in the United States in the first half of the 20th Century; (3) recognizes that the collection and restoration of vintage and classic motorcycles is an important part of preserving the technological achievements and cultural heritage of the United States; and (4) encourages the people of the United States to engage in events and commemorations of “Antique Motorcycle Enthusiast Day” in accordance with public health guidelines that create opportunities for antique motorcycle owners to educate young people about the importance of preserving the cultural heritage of the United States, including through the preservation of antique motorcycles.


GLOBAL MOTORCYCLE SALES BOUNCE BACK AFTER PANDEMIC SLUMP After a strong start to 2020, motorcycle sales plummeted in March when the Coronavirus forced most of the world’s population into lockdown, but with life gradually resuming, sales are bouncing back better than expected despite -- or perhaps because of -- the pandemic. An increasing number of pundits and publications predict that the pandemic will encourage more people to turn to motorcycles and scooters for transportation -- the perfect type of commuter for social distancing. Although the first quarter of motorcycle sales are down 10.6%, they’re selling better than cars which are down 12%. In the U.S., according to, Honda, BMW, Suzuki, and Yamaha’s North American branches reported that sales are thriving since the beginning of the year, particularly in the off-road segment. The European market is showing a similar, positive trend; Italian sales numbers for June 2020 show a 37% increase over June 2019, while sales in the U.K. surpassed June 2019 levels by 14.3%. The market is also on the mend in hard-hit India where local branches report sales are on the rise after the May slump. In the Land Down Under, according to the Australian Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, sales for the second quarter were also up year over year. In spite of a rocky Q1, the global motorcycle industry is faring far better than most expected. STURGIS STILL ON, AS OFFICALS SEND COVID-TESTERS TO HELP OUT South Dakota health officials are sending 20 COVID-19 testing machines capable of producing tests in minutes to help carry out the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally amid the Coronavirus pandemic. The 80th edition of the annual rally is expected to attract thousands of people to western South Dakota for the iconic biker rally, running August 7-16. The Rapid City Journal reports that the city council decided to cautiously proceed with the 10-day rally after realizing motorcycle enthusiasts were going to show up regardless. Likewise, the Horry County City Council realized that there was no stopping the Myrtle Beach Spring Rally, which has gone on for 81 years, despite being postponed from May to July due to the virus. The 97th Laconia Motorcycle Week has been similarly rescheduled from June to August 22-30, with their City Council’s consent. ABATE of Iowa reportedly held an “Amazing Weekend” 36th annual Freedom Rally in Algona over July Fourth, and even county officials were “pleasantly surprised” by the responsible behavior exhibited by thousands of motorcyclists in attendance. Unfortunately, though, an estimated twenty-two major rallies have been AUGUST 2020

canceled so far this year, including the National H.O.G. Rally on the Gold Coast, Americade, Hog Wild, Mountainfest, Panama Beach Spring Rally, Roar on the Shore, Rolling Thunder, ROT Rally, Smoke Out, Thunder in the Smokies, Thunder in the Valley, Quail Motorcycle Gathering, Wauseon, Wing Ding 42, and INTERMOT, the motorcycle industry’s big show in Germany, was canceled, while America’s AIMExpo was “postponed” to next year. Many races have also been canceled or postponed; World Superbike and MotoGP races, American Flat Track, Isle of Man TT, Pikes Peak, as well as Motocross and Supercross. Easyriders has canceled their Bike Shows and Rodeos. But as of now Arizona Bike Week is still on, October 7-11 in Scottsdale, as is the Four Corners Rally over Labor Day in Durango, CO, Reno’s Street Vibrations’ Spring Rally was postponed but their Fall Rally, Sept 24-27 is still “scheduled to happen,” Daytona’s Biketoberfest Oct 15-18 is currently proceeding, Golden Aspen canceled their May Aspen Cash Rally but reports their Golden Aspen Rally September 16-20 in Ruidoso, N.M. is still on, the Lone Star Rally in Galveston, TX has been “postponed” until November 4-7, 2021, Harley Rendezvous postponed, Mama Tried postponed, and AMA Vintage Days postponed, with new dates TBA. NCOM CONVENTION TO HONOR FALLEN RIDERS; INVITES NAMES FOR TRIBUTE With the 35th Annual NCOM Convention in Indianapolis now just weeks away, the National Coalition of Motorcyclists is requesting that MROs, motorcycle clubs, and riding associations submit the names of those members and bikers’ rights activists who have died since last May’s Convention, so that we may honor their memories during the traditional “Ringing of the Bell” tribute to fallen riders. Dedications can be hand-delivered at the Convention to “Doc” Reichenbach, NCOM Chairman of the Board, or e-mailed in advance to Bill Bish, NCOM Public Relations Liaison, at This year’s NCOM Convention, rescheduled from Mother’s Day weekend to October 16-17, 2020, will be held at the Marriott Indianapolis East (7202 East 21st Street in Indianapolis). Meetings, seminars and group discussions will focus on legislative efforts and litigation techniques to benefit our right to ride and Freedom of the Road. Pre-register by calling the National Coalition of Motorcyclists at (800) 5255355 or visit For more info, click on national-coalition-of-motorcyclists/convention.html QUOTABLE QUOTE: “Before God we are all equally wise and equally foolish.” ~ Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German-born Nobel Prize-winning physicist


Why do married women weigh more than single women? Single women come home, see what’s in the fridge and go to bed. Married women come home, see what’s in the bed and go directly to the fridge. -------------------------------------------------------------Doctor to woman complaining about marital sex life. Doc: Do you ever try to lovingly watch your husband’s face during sex? Really connect. Woman: I did once and he looked very angry and mean. Doc: And why do you think that was? Woman: Because he was watching from the bedroom window. -------------------------------------------------------------A blonde heard that baths in milk would make her more beautiful. She left a note for her milkman to leave 25 gallons of milk. When the milkman read the note, he felt there must be a mistake. He was sure she meant 2.5 gallons. So he knocked on the door to clarify the point. The blonde came to the door and the milkman said, “I found your note. You meant 2.5 gallons, right, instead of 25 gallons? “No”, says the blonde, “I’m going to fill my bathtub with milk and take a milk bath to make me even more beautiful.” Milkman looks puzzled and asks, “O.K. then. Do you want it pasteurized?” Blondie replies, “No, just up to my tits....I can splash it on my eyes if I need to.” -------------------------------------------------------------Two sisters, one blonde and one brunette, inherit the Family ranch. Unfortunately, after just a few years, they are in financial trouble. In order to keep the bank from repossessing the ranch, they need to consider a prize bull stud fee from the stockyard in a town far away so that they can breed their stock. They only have $600 left. Upon leaving, the brunette tells her sister, “When I get there, if I decide to pay the stud fee, you’ll have to drive out after me with the trailer and we’ll haul it home. Maybe us doing all the work he’ll cut us a deal. The brunette arrives at the stockyard, inspects the bull, and they start talking a deal. The ranch hand agrees he’s short-handed so it’d be up to her to come get the bull, take it to her ranch, keep him for 2 days and then return. They shake on the deal. 20 20

She tries to call her sis, but so far out in the country, had zero cell service. The rancher says service is the same in town and suggests using Western Union in town. The owner at Western Union store tells her it’s 99 cents a word to send telegram and he could ask the Western Union rep. to send an employee out to hand deliver telegram to her sister on the ranch. She scrapes together exactly 99 cents from her pocket change and knows she’ll only be able to send her sister just one word. After a minute of thought she tells the owner to send her one word: comfortable The man shakes his head. “How in the world is she ever going to know that you want her to hitch the trailer to y’all’s pick-up and drive out here to get the bull back to your ranch by one word, “comfortable”? The brunette shakes her head, smiles and says, “My sister’s blonde. The word is big so she’ll read it, then say it very slowly.... com-for-da-bull.” --------------------------------------------------------------Survey shows the leading cause for injury in older men is them thinking they are still young men. --------------------------------------------------------------Girl crying at the bar. “What’s wrong sweetie?” asks the woman Bartender. She sobs, “I told my boyfriend we’ve been dating for years and it was time to walk down the aisle.” She’s really crying now. “He handed me a list and sent me grocery shopping.” --------------------------------------------------------------Aussie guy walks into a bar and orders a beer. He sees a jar full of $100’s and asks the Bartender about it. “It’s a manhood test. Put your $100. in and if you can pass all (3) tests, all the money in the jar is yours!”. Aussie sees there’s prob over $3k in the jar. “Alright mate, sounds like fun to me. Let’s have a go then.” Test 1: Knock out the Bouncer with one punch. Test 2: Go out back and pull the infected tooth from our pitbull’s mouth. Test 3: Go upstairs and sexually satisfy this old hooker, she claims she’s never actually been sexually satisfied in her entire life.” Guy slams his beer on the bar, puts his $100 in the jar, walks over to the Bouncer and Boom!, knocks his ass out. Slams another 3 beers and heads out back. They all hear the pit barking, growling and yelping the guy is yelling and screaming. There’s things being broken and general mayhem when the guy walks back in the bar and man, is he ever torn up and bleeding from head to toe. He slams 3 more beers and asks, ‘alright then mate, where the hell is this hooker with the infected tooth?”





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By Ron Giddis

f you are out riding in the Tellico Plains area, there’s a great place to try. That is if you like fresh baked pastries and breads. If it’s the pastries you’re interested in, you should get there early as these usually sell out fast. Some of the pastries you may find are chocolate croissants, cream cheese Danish, scones, carrot cake muffins, chocolate ganache cupcakes, cinnamon rolls sticky nut buns, cherry and apple turnovers, cookies, brownies, pound cakes, banana walnut bread and it’s all baked fresh every day using all natural and many local sourced ingredients. Selections do vary depending on the season. Also made fresh daily is a variety of breads; white, wheat, cranberry pecan, deli rye, pumpernickel rye, walnut raisin and flatbread. Their sourdough starter has been cultivating at the bakery for years. It is a “Real Deal” bakery. The building that houses the business was built in 1907 and had been used for many things including a bank. The bank safe is still there and used for ingredients storage. As owners, Stuart and Anissa Shull renovated to turn it into a bakery, they wanted to preserve as much of the building’s history as possible. So as the building evolved, so has the bakery. You can get several kinds of hand crafted sandwiches made fresh to order with their fresh baked breads. Too numerous to list them all, but I will tell you about the one I had. It is called Stus Reuben. It’s made with freshly sliced pastrami and corned beef piled high with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and homemade 1001 island dressing on pumpernickel rye. Of all the Reuben’s I have had, this one was the best ever. My wife, Sandy, had the Roasted Pecan Chicken Salad. It’s made with tender chicken breast, red grapes, pecans, celery, red onion, lemon herb aioli, topped with local organic sprouts on their signature bakery hoagie roll. All sandwiches are toasted. As if the baked fresh daily pastries, sandwiches and breads aren’t enough, they also have a brick wood fired pizza oven. The pizza dough is made fresh daily. As I talked to Stuart the day I was there, it became clear of his dedication to provide nothing less than the best. The fact that after 18 years of baking they do sell out on a daily basis speaks of their success in providing the best. So if you plan on checking out Tellico Grains Bakery, you may want to look them up on their Facebook page, TellicoGrainsBakery or their website, and see for yourself all they have to offer. They do welcome call-ahead orders so call to reserve your loaf of bread and pastries at (423) 253-6911. They are located at 105 Depot Street in Tellico Plains TN. 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 and we want to put the spotlight on the great history and variety of Tennessee’s biker friendly establishments. AUGUST 2020



Birdsong Resort & Marina Tennessee River Fresh Water Pearl Farm Museum Tour & Jewelry Showroom Date: 06/01/2020 – 12/31/2020 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. 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!

songs and have some awesome drinks and food at The Lil Shack On The Corner! Always a great time with Crystal!

Boswell’s H-D 3 State Ride Date: 08/01/2020 Time: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Location: Boswell’s Harley-Davidson, 401 Fesslers Ln., Nashville, TN 37210 Join us Saturday, August 1st for Boswell’s 3-State Ride. We will be departing from Boswell’s H-D at 401 Fesslers Lane in Nashville at 8:30AM on a 300 mile route through 3 states. Cost is $20 per person to cover an incredible lunch in Trenton, GA. Important!! If you are planning to go, please RSVP to All riders and all brands of motorcycles are more than welcome. Come ride with us!!

Chopper’s Grill Ladies Night Date: 08/04/2020, 08/11/2020, 08/18/2020, 08/25/2020 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, Shot Specials, and Karaoke 7-11pm. Come on down Ladies, this night is just for you.

Shady Valley Country Store Biker Cookout Weekends Date: 08/01/2020, 08/02/2020, 08/08/2020, 08/09/2020, 08/15/2020, 08/16/2020, 08/22/2020, 08/23/2020, 08/29/2020, 08/30/2020 Time: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM Location: Shady Valley Country Store, 110 Highway 133, Shady Valley, TN 37688 Shady Valley Country Store & Grill, the Home of “The Snake”, invites all riders to our Biker Cookout Weekends! New owners Chris & Collin Mahala are serving up old fashion grilled burgers, hot dogs, Philly subs and more. Every Saturday & Sunday, 10am-9pm. Punkin Center Motorcycle Resort Toy Run Date: 08/01/2020 Time: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Location: Punkin Center Motorcycle Resort, 7304 Old Railroad Bed Rd., Maryville, TN 37801 Another first for Punkin Center!! Join us for the Blount County Toy Run to benefit children in our community! We will have a potluck dinner, live DJ, smokin’ food, coldest beer on The Dragon and more! Admission for the event is $10 with all proceeds going to the kids of Blount County. Chopper’s Grill Crystal Karaoke Date: 08/01/2020, 08/08/2020, 08/15/2020, 08/22/2020, 08/29/2020 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 Crystal Karaoke 8-12! Come sing your favorite


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Chopper’s Grill Funtastic Sunday Date: 08/02/2020, 08/09/2020, 08/16/2020, 08/23/2020, 08/30/2020 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 Live Music and Free Cookout (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!

Hillbilly’s Wing Shack Free Bingo Date: 08/05/2020, 08/12/2020, 08/19/2020, 08/26/2020 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! Full Throttle Bar & Grill Bike Night Date: 08/05/2020, 08/12/2020, 08/19/2020, 08/26/2020 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 music! Chopper’s Grill Bike Night & Crystal Karaoke Date: 08/05/2020, 08/12/2020, 08/19/2020, 08/26/2020 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 and get a Shackwacker and Ice Cold Beer! Best and cheapest in town! The Lil Shack on the Corner… The Place to Be! The H.U.T Bike Night Date: 08/06/2020, 08/13/2020, 08/20/2020, 08/27/2020 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!

Punkin Center Motorcycle Resort Bike Night Date: 08/07/2020, 08/14/2020, 08/21/2020, 08/28/2020 Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Location: Punkin Center Motorcycle Resort, 7304 Old Railroad Bed Rd., Maryville, TN 37801 Join us every Friday night 6-8pm. The only bike night on the famous Tail of The Dragon-TN 129! Come hangout with friends, throw back a cold one and enjoy live music, BBQ, happy hour prices, food specials, cornhole and more! Sit by our fire pit or hang out in the shade by our creek and be sure to try our famous smoked eggs! No cover charge, paved roads, free tent camping on bike nights. Hillbilly’s Wing Shack Karaoke Night Date: 08/07/2020, 08/14/2020, 08/21/2020, 08/28/2020 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! Chopper’s Grill Karaoke Night Date: 08/07/2020, 08/14/2020, 08/21/2020, 08/28/2020 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! Screwball’s Bar & Grill / The Frost Duo Live Date: 08/14/2020 – 08/15/2020 Time: 8:00 PM Location: Screwball’s Bar & Grill, 3024 Newport Hwy., Sevierville, TN 37876 Returning to Screwball’s Bar & Grill for 2 exciting nights, The Frost Duo! Don’t miss this dynamic couple, you will not be disappointed. White Lightning H-D 1st Annual Summer Cruisin’ For A Cure Date: 08/15/2020 Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Location: White Lightning Harley-Davidson, 7720 Lee Hwy., Chattanooga, TN 37421 Presented by: Southern Cruisers Riding Club. $20 per bike. Registration: 8:30 AM, KSU: 10:00 AM. Scenic ride through secondary roads then return to White Lightning Harley-Davidson for a party at 11:30 AM. Raffles, T-Shirts, 50/50 Drawing, Games, and more! Live Music from Rick Stone & The Band of Brothers, Songbrids providing Drinks, SlingEm’s Food Truck and Steel Horse Law.



Boswell’s Ring of Fire H-D Bike Night Date: 08/20/2020 Time: 6:00 PM Location: Full Throttle Bar & Grill, 333 Swinging Bridge Road, Nashville, TN 37138 We are Super Excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with our friends at Full Throttle Bar & Grill for a monthly bike night this summer!! This is going to be the place to be 3rd Thursday, March through September. See you there! Nirvana Roadhouse Rollin Stones In The Holler Date: 08/21/2020 – 08/23/2020 Location: 704 Britton Hollow Rd., Pulaski, TN 38478 Can't make it to the real Rolling Stones concert this summer? Kinda pricey too, huh?? Well come hear the next best thing at Nirvana Roadhouse! This is a good ole backwoods throw-down on a beautiful 100 acre farm in south central TN, easy to get to from everywhere! The main fun starts Saturday, but come on in Friday, then Saturday afternoon we will have cornhole and horseshoe tournament, chicken drop, water games, a 100 ft. slip n slide, great food grilling and onsite bar! Then the party music gets underway at dark and our Rolling Stones Tribute Band, "Music City Stones" will blow this holler up with the closest thing to the Rolling Stones most of us will ever get to hear! Plenty of shady primitive camping with hot showers available, some hook ups. And we always have a great Sunday Funday too, so plan on sticking around on Sunday for a ride that will come back to the bar for lunch and more music. Come on out and party with good people in a relaxed country setting with plenty of crazy fun and No Drama. Our motto has always been Peace, Love, and Beer!! Vendors welcome, for info, call Nyla. 10th Annual Memorial Fun Run Date: 08/22/2020 Time: 9:00 AM Location: American Legion Post 2, 5700 Old Rutledge Pike, Knoxville, TN 37923 We will be hosting our Annual fundraiser ride to benefit Knoxville area Veterans groups and events. We will be starting and ending at the American Legion Post 2. The 100 mile ride to Veterans Overlook will be Police escorted. We will have door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. Registration from 9-10:30am with Kickstands up at 11am after a brief ceremony. Cost is $25 a bike or car, which includes lunch at the end of the ride. FMI: Traveling Korean War Memorial Fundraiser ATV/ Side by Side Show & Yard Sale Date: 08/22/2020 Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Location: Miss Kay’s Country Store & Nutcracker Shed at Brownfield Riverside Resort, 960 Brownfield Rd., Dover, TN 37058 The memorial will be visiting Stewart County for the 2021 Memorial Day weekend. Throughout the next year, the SC Veteran’s service office, along with our local veterans organizations and local community partners will host a series of fundraising events. Your support at the events is greatly appreciated! The first event will be held August 22nd. Giant Yard / Arts and Craft sale from 9am-2pm. Tables available for $15, or donations accepted. Registration for ATV /



Side by Side Show from 1-2:30pm, entry fee $25, judging at 3pm followed by entertainment at Miss Kay’s. $100 for Best in Show and other prizes will go to Cleanest, Dirtiest, and Most Decorated/Decked Out (prizes TBD). 50/50 drawings, and food and drink specials. FMI email: Brushy Mtn. State Pen / Aaron Lewis Live Date: 08/22/2020 Time: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM Location: Brushy Mtn. State Pen, 9182 Hwy 116, Petros, TN 37845 Aaron Lewis live at Brushy Mtn. Stages! Bring your lawn chairs and join us in the prison yard! Free Parking, Free Camping, and Fireworks after the show. All shows are 21 years old and up. Gates Open at 6pm, Show Time 8pm. Tickets on sale at Brushy Mtn. State Pen / George H. Neely Veterans Benefit & Ride Date: 08/27/2020 Time: 9:00 AM – 8:30 PM Location: Brushy Mtn. State Pen, 9182 Hwy 116, Petros, TN 37845 Prepare for another ride at Brushy! Join us, Operation Angel Wing and V13ION as we raise awareness regarding the devastating number of our nation’s suicides, not just for our veteran and first responder communities, but for all that are at risk. Attendees will enjoy a full day of festivities, good food, music and fellowship while supporting a great mission of hope. 9-10am: Ride from Bootlegger Harley-Davidson to Brushy. 1-4:30pm: Motorcycle Rodeo & Scramble. 5-7pm: Zeke Vanderpool in concert, BBQ dinner, auction by Bear Stevenson and awards. 7-8:30pm: Prison Tour. Get your tickets now at Southern Thunder Bike Rally Date: 08/28/2020 – 08/29/2020 Time: 12:00 PM – 12:00 PM Location: Red River Canoe, 8002 Highway 41 N., Adams, TN 37010 Rain or Shine! Another CMT/ABATE Old School Southern Thunder Bike Rally. Gate opens at 12 Noon the 28th. Live Music, Biker Games, Vendors, Primitive camping and limited electric available. Masks and social distancing required. $25 pre-sale, contact Roland at (615) 533-6368 or $35 at gate. Vendors Row, contact Hattie at (615) 574-8073. Sponsor opportunities, contact Joel at (615) 540-6677. Appleton H-D Hot Rods & Harleys Cruise In Date: 08/29/2020 Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Location: Appleton Harley-Davidson, 2501 Hwy 41-A ByPass, Clarksville, TN 37043 Show & Shine. Registration at 3:00 PM. Old School M/C, New School M/C, Old School Car, New School Car, People’s Choice Best of Show. A winner in each category. Great Food, Cold Brew and Music by Traveler’s. A great time for your entire family! CVMA Fallen Brothers Memorial Ride Date: 09/05/2020 Time: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Location: Coach’s Eastgate Grille, 6750 Eastgate


Blvd, Lebanon, TN 37090 Please join the Combat Veteran Motorcycle Association for our 8th annual Fallen Brothers Memorial Ride. Registration starts at 9am - 10:30am. KSU at 11am. Fee is $15 per bike and $5 for the passenger. Final stop, Keller’s Restaurant at 325 TN-25 in Hartsville TN. There will be a live drawing for an 80 quart Pelican cooler worth over $600 plus other great prizes. Tickets are $20 each for the cooler. POC Andrea “Squeaky” Forte (615) 752-8221. 15th Annual Redneck Rumble Car Show & Swap Meet Date: 09/18/2020 – 09/19/2020 Time: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM Location: Wilson County Expo Center, 945 E Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon, TN 37087 Join us for the South’s biggest and baddest hot rod show! Cool customs, hot rods, rat rods and motorcycles. Huge swap meet. Live music. Flat track motorcycle races. Camping, food vendors and more! West TN Valley Rally Date: 09/24/2020 – 09/27/2020 Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 AM Location: 805 Foster Road, Crump, TN 38310 (Behind Hillbilly’s Wing Shack) Join us for an Old School Motorcycle Rally Sept. 24th – 27th featuring Live Music, Contest, Bike Show, Bike Games, Poker Run, Corn Hole Tourney, Vendors, Onsite Camping and Much More! For more info call (731) 412-8452 or visit Full Throttle Bar & Grill Grand Opening Weekend Date: 09/25/2020 – 09/27/2020 Location: Full Throttle Bar & Grill, 333 Swinging Bridge Road, Nashville, TN 37138 Join us for our Grand Opening weekend featuring Live Music, Headliner- Preacher Stone whose music was featured on Sons of Anarchy, Poker Run, Buffet Breakfast, Bike Show, Variety of Vendors, Food & Drink Specials All Weekend and More! Appleton H-D Buddy & Glen Memorial Poker Run Date: 09/26/2020 Time: 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM Location: Appleton Harley-Davidson, 2501 Hwy 41A Bypass, Clarksville, TN 37043 Join us for the Buddy & Glen 18th Annual Memorial Poker Run & Fish Fry! Proceeds of the benefit will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital! Giveaways, live music and more! EVENT LISTINGS ARE FREE Increase your attendance by posting your event in Thunder Roads® Magazine of Tennessee! All Advertised Events in our Magazine will have their event posted on the Centerfold Calendar (when admissible) and your Event will be Highlighted on the Thunder Roads® Events page of the Magazine. Thunder Roads® Magazine of Tennessee, Your TN Biker Connection (Call about our Special Discounts for Charity Events). To get your event listed in Thunder Roads® Magazine and on our website, submit the information on the Event Form on our website. Event information must be submitted prior to the 10th of the month preceding the event month to be posted in the magazine. Remember to call ahead before planning to attend any event as the information/ dates may change. Thunder Roads® is NOT responsible for errors or omissions.




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 $240 PER YEAR)** READERS Pick Up Your Copy Of Thunder Roads® Magazine of TN Each Month At Any Of These Fine Locations DEALERS & SHOPS Abernathy’s Harley-Davidson® 1703 West Main Street Union City, TN 38261 (866) 452-2775 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 Collierville 325 S Byhalia Rd. Collierville, TN 38017 (901) 316-1121 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 Harley-Davidson® of Columbia 1616 Harley Davidson Blvd. Columbia, TN 38401 (931) 540-0099


Indian Triumph Of Knoxville 5820 Clinton Hwy Knoxville, TN 37912 (865) 689-4321 Knoxville Harley-Davidson® 5800 Clinton Highway Knoxville, TN 37912 (865) 689-2454 Moonshine Harley-Davidson® 7128 S. Springs Drive Franklin, TN 37067 (866) 667-8836 Music City Indian Motorcycle 1003 8th Ave S Nashville, TN 37203 (615) 401-9341 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

Miss Kay’s Country Store & The Nutcracker Shed 960 Brownfield Rd. Dover, TN 37058 (931) 305-6064 The H.U.T 815 Parkway Sevierville, TN 37862 (865) 365-4979 The Warden's Table 9182 Hwy 116 Petros, TN 37845 (423) 324-8687

CAMPGROUNDS Birdsong Resort, Marina & Campground 255 Marina Rd. Camden, TN 38320 (731) 584-7880 Punkin Center Motorcycle Resort 7304 Old Railroad Bed Rd. Maryville, TN 37801 (865) 856-5455

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



A & R Texas BBQ 4407 Calderwood Hwy Maryville, TN 37801 (903) 744-2613

AIM/NCOM Richard M. Lester 800-531-2424 1-800-on-a-bike

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

Garza Law Firm PLLC 550 West Main Street #340 Knoxville, TN 37902 (865) 329-6982 Toll Free: (866) 893-8413

Chopper’s Grill & Bar 1200 Donelson Ave. Old Hickory, TN 37138 (615) 894-7020

Law Tigers Motorcycle Lawyers 1-844-533-2913 1-800-LawTigers

Full Throttle Bar & Grill 333 Swinging Bridge Rd. Old Hickory, TN 37138 (615) 300-0645 Hillbilly’s Wing Shack 26280 Hwy 69 Adamsville, TN 38310 (731) 632-2222

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

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

MUSEUMS Birdsong Resort, Marina & Campground 255 Marina Rd. Camden, TN 38320 (731) 584-7880 Brushy Mtn. State Pen 9182 Hwy 116 Petros, TN 37845 (423) 324-8687

PARTS & ACCESSORIES Amsoil (615) 389-1149 Reference #1569065 Catalyst Cycles 1074 Courier Place, Ste 402 Smyrna, TN 37167 (615) 984-7969

SERVICES Bettencourt Originals Tracy Bettencourt Artist (931) 257-6938 Ventis Realty Keri Gilles Realtor 128 N. 2nd St., Suite 105 Clarksville, TN 37040 M: (931) 320-8028 O: (931) 444-5678 Tennessee Biker Medical Clinic 300 10th Ave E Springfield, TN 37172

TRAVEL/ACCOMMODATIONS Birdsong Resort, Marina & Campground 255 Marina Rd. Camden, TN 38320 (731) 584-7880 Mechele MacDaniel AAA Travel 1701 Mallory Ln., Ste 200 Brentwood TN 37027 (615) 376-1601 ext 265 Call for all your travel needs


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