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Hey Everyone, This is my favorite time of year in our great state. Once I cook me up some ramps I know its riding season. It heated up quick after we got rid of that nasty white stuff. Now if the pothole fairy would visit are life would be good. Seriously I have seen holes in the road that could swallow a Rhino. This month we have the Road Captains report about riding around in Western MD and the Eastern panhandle of WV. We also have a very important article about the movie Project 22 that will touch your hearts. It is a must read and please if you get a chance to see the movie take a friend and go. Each year we have to remind the cage drivers that we are out here. Please look out for your fellow motorcycle riders as you ride around. When you get down to it we are all we have to look out for each other. Let’s get out there and ride! Take some pictures and send them to us. Make sure that you stop in and visit the wonderful businesses that bring you the magazine Free each month. Keep the rubber side down and keep following the leader. Big City

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Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

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hy do bad things happen to good people that have been the Question for Centuries? Can God stop all the bad things in this world from happening, and when the bad happens does it mean he doesn’t care? Why do babies and Children suffer, why does God allow bad things to happen to the innocent? To answer the questions means we have to understand the Character and the Nature of God, that’s hard to do to try to understand things that are unseen. But we have to look at Gods Book, the Book of life that has all of life’s instructions in it all the answers to life and death and the whys. Psalm 33:4 ... For the word of The Lord holds true and we can trust everything he does. We here on Earth and being a believer in Christ Jesus you have to have the Faith that God will see you though your difficult times. And with this, Galatians 3:11 The RIGHTEOUS MAN SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.

by the devil himself. Matthew 4:1-11... For forty days and forty nights Jesus fasted and he became very hungry, we today can’t go 24 hours without complaining that we are hungry. And the devil said “If you are the son of God, command that these stones become bread.” Three times the devil tried to tempt The Lord so don’t think that we here today don’t still get tempted at our weakest point so I say this to you. When you see bad things happen all around you pray to our Lord and have the faith in Him alone to get you thought it. There is power in prayer and I know this from my own person relationship with Jesus Christ. I leave you reader with this, Cry out to Jesus make him your first Love and the bad things that happen you will have a better understanding. I pray Lord that this helps even if it’s only one person to better understand why bad things happen to good people. ... God Bless every reader in Jesus name Amen. Being a Christian doesn’t mean we have all the answers to all our problems but it does mean we give our problem to Jackie Glaspell God and he helps us get pass our troubled times. And have North Central WV Bikers For Christ I answered the question, why do bad things happen to good Rushing Wind Biker Church, Spelter people? Sometimes we have to stop and ask ourselves this WV question but you have to have the faith that God has ALL THINGS under control. If you look even Jesus was tempted

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he weather couldn’t have been better for riding on Saturday, May 2, 2015. At 68° with a crystal-blue sky, the day was off to a promising start at the site of the WarFighters Clubhouse in Laurel, Maryland. There were about 15 of us gearing up and getting ready for the ride up to Frederick Harley Davidson which was to serve as the rally point for all local and out-of-town riders headed to the showing of Project 22, a film featuring a 6,500 motorcycle ride to raise awareness about the alarmingly high rate of Veteran suicide. As we were all getting acquainted with one another and listening to instructions on riding formation and safety, I couldn’t help but find myself little emotional. This was a day greatly anticipated not only by myself, but also by the hardworking board members and volunteers of 22 Needs a Face, a local non-profit that partnered with the makers of Project 22 to bring the film to the area. The Frederick screening for Project 22 was finally happening. Veterans were finally getting to share their stories. As I cautiously rode “chase car,” I was excited to see how many bikers would assemble at Frederick Harley Davidson to ride to MDL Holiday Cinemas for the 7pm showing. In support of veterans across the nation, the Frederick County Sherriff’s department arranged an escort from Frederick HD to the theatre. Saying that the lot was packed would be an understatement. From the Frederick HD, I left the bikers and headed over to MDL Cinemas where an army of volunteers lead by Jennifer Farrar and Sheri Hausler were bustling to get preparations of a light reception complete. Fellow 22 Needs a Face board member Daniel Tinsley, his girlfriend Lindsay Ray, and I could not help but feel anxious awaiting the arrival of the motorcycles. After 6

45 minutes of preparing the parking lot perimeter, we heard a loud rumble from the distance. The rumble steadily approached while all of the volunteers piled out of the theatre and lined the sidewalk to watch the riders come in. That unmistakable thundering of bikes suddenly filled the air as I looked to my left to see flashing lights from the Frederick County Sheriff’s Department. Tailing the escort was one of the longest formations of motorcyclists I have ever seen. Road flares glittered on the pavement as the bikes poured in from the road and lined up in front of the theatre. The sight was absolutely breathtaking and will forever remain in my mind as a profound symbol of the veteran community. During the ride, the formation attracted many spectators who stopped and got out of their vehicles to take pictures of the parade. That the bikers were able to catch the eyes of so many people in the Frederick community made the event feel like an overwhelming success, and it had just begun. With photographer Virgil Ocampo posted in the bed of a SOLDIERFIT truck, images of the ride from Frederick HD to the MDL Holiday Cinemas were captured. Leading this proud formation were directors of Project 22, Daniel Egbert and Doc King, along with proud board members of 22 Needs A Face. Among the group of motorcyclists showing their support for the film were small businesses like Wicked Killa Ink, Love Lust Cycles, and Maryland MCs whose members consisted of active duty military and Veterans having had their own personal battles with PTS or post-traumatic stress. Project 22, a Medicinal Missions production, follows the filmmakers, Daniel and Doc, on an emotional 22day long motorcycle journey across the country. Produced by Matt Tester, Project 22 “was a 22 day, 6,500 mile motorcycle awareness campaign from San Francisco to New York City to raise awareness of the high

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rate of suicides within the Veteran community.” This movie digs deep into the minds and emotions of military Veterans brave enough to go on camera and open up about their personal battles with PTS. The filmmakers set out to bring awareness to a little-known epidemic in America: everyday 22 veterans take their own lives. Yes, you read that correctly: 22 veterans commit suicide every single day. A combat-wounded veteran himself, Project 22 was borne out of Daniel J. Egbert’s own failed attempt at suicide. In the film, Daniel recalls how fellow director Doc King, also a combat-wounded veteran, saved his life simply by showing up during his darkest hours. Daniel, a Marine Vet with four combat deployments, and Doc, an Army Medic Vet with one combat deployment, realized that these devastating feelings of isolation were not exclusive to themselves, and recognized the strength that existed in this simple act of being there for one another. They decided to set out on a ride across the country to show other vets that they were not alone, either. Doc suggested chronicling the motorcycle journey on film and meeting with fellow Veterans who were willing to open up about their experiences with PTS. Through crowdfunding and kind contributions from production companies like Fotokem and Trailblazer Studios of North Carolina, directors Daniel and Doc, along with producer Matt Tester, were able to complete the film. “The film has been beautifully received by both the film industry and viewers. Everyone has been supportive,” Doc commented, “We hope the film will resonate with viewers and help put momentum behind awareness for those dealing with PTS.” Daniel and Doc’s expectations for the film were to “change the ‘warriors’ path once out of combat and show natural and holistic ways of dealing with PTS as they exit the military.” They explained that they wanted “those dealing with PTS to get up from isolation and begin the life changing movement of tasking your life and becoming a mentor.” One such “warrior” who has forged his way to that path is Danny Farrar, founder of the non-profit organization that brought Project 22 to Frederick, 22 Needs a Face. Similar to how Daniel and Doc’s story began, Danny attempted suicide in 2012 and credits his good friend Dave Posin for being there to prevent him from doing so. Danny’s passion and energy carried him from being a homeless Veteran to CEO of SOLDIERFIT, a functional fitness program with locations in throughout Maryland and the Washington D.C. area. In recalling his own struggles with PTS, Danny immediately felt it was vital to bring Project 22 to Maryland. He explains, “I attempted suicide back in 2012. After hearing about Specialist Adam Richardson, a local soldier who had committed suicide, I knew I needed to do something. I started 22 Needs A Face in 2014. I discovered Project 22 on Facebook and attended the world premiere in Pittsburgh. I knew then that the first goal for 22 Needs a Face was to get a screening in Frederick and bring awareness to military communities and the general public.” THUNDER ROADS MAGAZINE WEST VIRGINIA

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The candidness and honesty in Project 22 are features that may make some viewers a bit uncomfortable. It is exactly this type of honesty and transparency, though, that is helping to break down barriers of socially stigmatic topics like PTS and suicide. “I want Vets to know it is not a sign of weakness to ask for help. It is a sign of strength,” commented Danny Farrar before the showing of the film. After watching the riders pile into the theatre, it goes without saying that this message was delivered to a much larger audience than anyone had imagined. A troubling characteristic of PTS is that it is often weathered in silence. As Danny stated, many veterans have a difficult time reaching out to available resources because of the stigmas attached to seeking help. Seeing so many veterans and civilians come together in the name of Veteran welfare brings an overwhelming sense of hope to advocates like Danny, Daniel, and Doc. My first personal experience with 22 Needs a Face was with board members Sheri Hausler and Lieutenant Colonel Robert Reed. I met Sheri and LTC Reed at the SOLDIERFIT headquarters in Frederick for while I was interviewing for a position on the board of the organization. Before I even sat down in my seat at the long board room table, LTC Reed proceeded to tell me about his own personal struggles with PTS. Needless to say, this caught me offguard and to this day I think about his candidness and honesty. This is the first step in creating awareness. Danny’s non-profit organization, 22 Needs a Face, is one that “exists to combat against the number of service member suicides taking place within our nation.” 22 Needs a Face is part of Coalition 22, a coalition of non-profits including 22 Needs a Face, Medicinal Missions, and Active Heroes combating the staggering statistic of Veteran suicides attributed to PTS. Many groups associated with and advocates for Veterans with PTS are legislating for the deletion of the word “disorder” and the letter “D” from the traditional acronym used to identify what is known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Daniel, Doc, and Danny, as well as most advocates in this community, all agree that “D” and “disorder” need to be removed, leaving simply “PTS.” The word “disorder” minimizes many individuals with post-traumatic stress, making these individuals feel as though they are “damaged goods.” It also contributes to the public stigma held against soldiers struggling with these symptoms. “It makes Warriors feel as though they are not good enough, preventing them from ever getting the help they need,” Danny Farrar explained, “It makes them feel as though they are broken.” Wicked Killa Ink successfully donated tickets in an effort to bring Hero Dogs, a non-profit who trains service dogs helping Veterans gain their independence, to the event. Members of the Hero Dogs organization were in attendance with two of their Veteran dogs and a puppy in training. Barbara Ramundo, Deputy Director, and Moira Malloy, Event/Volunteer Coordinator, mingled with guests and showcased the assistance these service dogs can provide to Veterans dealing with PTS. The film explains the value of service dogs and includes a conversation with a Veteran dealing with PTS discussing his relationship with his furred friend, so this was a great platform for the organization. Research shows the ways in which service dogs help those with PTS to better deal with their symptoms, emotions, and offer an outlet of companionship and love. During the Q & A session after the film, Danny was very candid to the audience regarding the staggering statistic of 22 suicides committed a day by military service members and/or Veterans. According to a report in the Huntington Post by David Wood in 2013, “Some 8,000 veterans are thought to die by suicide each year, a toll of about 22 per day, according to a 2012 VA study. The VA acknowledged the numbers might be significantly underestimated because they’re based on incomplete data from 21 states, not including Texas or California. Even so, the data documents an increase of nearly 11 percent between 2007 and 2010, the most recent year of data in the study.” 8

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When asked for a call to action for its viewers, Daniel, Doc, and Danny all agreed the need for the viewers to extend a hand to Veterans and assist them in educating themselves and others of PTS. It is this very act of educating that they believe will bring enough awareness to the suicide rate amongst Veterans to incite meaningful change. . Daniel, Doc, and Danny also challenged the audience to offer their time and compassion especially to those Veterans who have isolated themselves. “We hope Project 22 gives a different perspective of post-traumatic stress seeing it through fellow brothers and with a historical viewpoint. We want this film to change how PTS is approached,” commented Doc during the Q & A. Personally, this film isn’t just a documentary, but rather a life changing experience. It was the insight I needed in my attempt to understand the one person in the world I know to be my Hero: my father, retired Army CW3, Michael Yarbrough. Since serving time in the Gulf War, my father has been a changed man, never understanding why. Project 22 help me get answers, and more importantly has brought me closer to my father than ever before. I think Daniel put it best when he said, “As warriors we need to understand what we are experiencing is perfectly normal. We are simply on a warrior’s path and we must learn to navigate it.” 22 Needs A Face would like to formally thank the following for their dedicated efforts and donations with helping to get Project 22 to Frederick: Heather Gibbon-Benton & Flying Dog Stacy Kopper Allwein and her Real Estate Team Wendy Novelli and Choice Title Kristin Meurer with Plamondon Hospitality Partner Sheriff Chuck Jenkins for the motorcycle escort Chad Jones and NFM Lending Samantha Crummitt and Cosco Jeremy Piling with NFM Lending Kimberly Terlizzi Sabatano Jay Jeffrey with clickitevents.com MDL Holiday Cinemas Harley Davidson of Frederick Mike Johnson and Balls Hogs Radio Hard Times Cafe and Cue in Frederick The Bad Influence Band www.badinfluenceband.com

writing and editing projects, Lindsay currently works in non-profit assisting individuals living with severe developmental disabilities.

A very special thanks to the amazing photography by Jamie Henry with Hyperion Headshots @www.hyperionheadshots.com and Virgil Ocampo Photography @www.virgilocampophotography.com Doc King and Daniel Egbert, thank you both for being warriors and brave enough to film Project 22. The best of luck on your “Warriors Path.” Last and most certainly not least, I want to make very special mention because I know neither the hard-working volunteers or board members of 22 Needs a Face would give credit where it is certainly due. In the very short amount of time I have had the esteem pleasure to be part of the 22 Needs a Face movement I have been blown away with the passion that goes behind everything the organization does. The Project 22 screening was certainly no exception and I thank all the volunteers and board members for an experience I can only describe as up-lifting an inspiring. About the Authors Lindsay Ray is a writer living just outside of Washington, D.C. She is engaged to Daniel Tinsley, board member of 22 Needs a Face and combat-wounded veteran of the U.S. Army. In addition to freelance THUNDER ROADS MAGAZINE WEST VIRGINIA

Stacy Garnett is a U.S. Army Veteran having served with the 3rd ID Mechanized Infantry. She is third generation Army Service Member and works as the manager for Love Lust Cycles. Stacy Garnett proudly serves as a board member for 22 Needs A Face alongside Danny Farrar, Jennifer Farrar, Leigh Norman, Daniel Tinsley, Harry Santucci, Dave Posin, LTC Robert Reed, Sheri Hausler, James Roberts, Tom Busche, and Solomon Rose. You can view the trailer for Project 22 and get more information on how you can get the film to a theater near you at www. medicinalmissions.com For more information on how you can help in the fight against suicides among our Veterans please contact 22 Needs A Face at www.22needsaface.org For more information on the concert and motorcycle event “Rally in the Valley” benefiting Coalition 22 please visit www. rallyinthevalley22.com For more information on service dogs through Hero Dogs please visit www.hero-dogs.org Be part of the “FIGHT” to combat suicides among service members and Veterans. Join us on Facebook at www.facebook. com/22needsaface

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ROAD CAPTAIN’S REPORT Appalachian Trail

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never had the attention span for history in high school. There were more pressing issues to ponder, like motorcycles, guitars and girls (not necessarily in that order). Having achieved a relatively low-earth-orbit, from that rocket ship ride through my youth, adolescence and adulthood, I find myself able to focus my attention on the finer, more sublime experiences and meanings in life. I remember being at the ocean last October and watching the waves crashing on the shore, understanding that it wasn’t just surf and sand, but being at the edge of a continent, on a planet dancing with its moon.

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engineering, with their locks, aqueducts, tunnels and dams, seemed to escape me. I didn’t realize they played a major role in the early development and success of this country.

For the past couple of years, I’ve had the pleasure of riding to many of the historical landmarks along the C&O Canal. Getting there, involves crossing the Potomac River at some point, and whether it be by bridge, or by ferry, the roads along the way, make the journey as much fun as the destination. Meandering around farms, through forests and small towns at a leisurely pace, transforms the ride to an almost meditational time machine that slows everything down and turns the This new found, stumbled-on ability to scratch below the clock back to a century and a half ago. surface, has uncovered a whole new approach to the way Harpers Ferry is a cool destination. Aside from the famous I plan motorcycle rides. In addition to scenery and land- John Brown’s Raid, the town is known for being at the conscapes, there is also an element of history to discover. I fluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, its railroad am fortunate to live in Virginia, where much of this country depot, its shops and restaurants, and its point along the Aporiginated from. It is very rich in history. So too, are its sur- palachian Trail. The canal is also part of the history being rounding areas, easily and encouragingly accessible, by preserved there. motorcycle. One of our trips included Antietam Aqueduct, that later One of the topics, that used to induce a coma-like state, coincided with the battlefield visitors center. Afterwards, when I was in school, was the building of canals. Back we stopped at Captain Benders Tavern, in Sharpsburg, for in the day, all I thought was, they were big ditches, and lunch, and played some corn hole in the back patio. I didn’t seem to care why they dug them. Their masterful

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Monocacy Aqueduct

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It’s truly an amazing feeling, to be able to appreciate and understand, the deeper meaning and hugely historical significance, of these landmarks. For me, the stops along the C&O Canal, aren’t just a reason for a motorcycle ride, but an extremely interesting, and eagerly anticipated way of understanding and learning about history. I leave these landmarks feeling enriched, because I know a little bit more about them,

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and how they worked, and myself and this country, and how we got here. And I realize, if it wasn’t for the strong and the brave, who toiled, fought and died, over this ditch, there’s a chance we wouldn’t be where we are today: riding motorcycles, and free to go wherever we choose. Cheers and thanks for reading! Marc Ritchie

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ANXIETY VANISHED AT THE LAST REST STOP.

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t is a rare occasion when I find myself at a loss for words. When it happens it is usually worthwhile to check out what is going on. I will not interview anyone on this page SUPERIOR MOTORCYCLE COVERAGE IS CLOSERduring the month of May until we bring our THAN IT APPEARS. POW/MIA soldiers home. This column is usually filled with stories of good times and memories. Each May at the end of the month this country celebrates a holiday known as Memorial Day. Bikers come from near and far to hold a rally and ride to bring attention to our POW/MIA’s. I spent a few days this year with the Rolling Thunder MC and the Nam Knights MC and began to see how much these two groups do to make this rally the huge event it has become. I talked to my partners and we joined the rally the best way we can. This page will remain empty each May until they all come home. God Bless All that have served. God Bless those that have paid the price of Freedom for us. God Bless the Ride with Rider. Get your quote today.Families of the fallen. Please God continue to Visit rider.com or call (844) 276-0164 bless the United States of America! Available in Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. 14

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A farmer was selling his peaches door to door. He knocked on a door and a shapely 30-something woman dressed in a very sheer negligee answered the door. He raised his basket to show her the peaches and asked, “Would you like to buy some peaches, ma’am?” She pulled the top of the negligee to one side and asked, “Are they as firm as this?” He nodded his head and said, “Yes ma’am,” and a little tear ran from his eye. Then she pulled the other side of her negligee off asking, “Are they nice and pink like this?” The farmer said, “Yes,” and another tear came from the other eye. Then she unbuttoned the bottom of her negligee and asked, “Are they as fuzzy as this?” He again said, “Yes,” and broke down crying. She asked, “Oh, dear, why on earth are you crying?” Drying his eyes he replied, “The drought got my corn, the flood got my soy beans, a tornado leveled my barn……. And now I do believe I’m gonna’ get screwed out of my peaches.” ________________________________________________

180 mph?” Aircraft: “I can see that it reads 180 mph on the Airspeed dial in front of me.” Tower: “Okay, this is great so far, but it’s heavily overcast, so how do you know you’re flying upside down?” Aircraft: “The sh*t in my pants is running out of my shirt collar.” ________________________________________________

An air traffic control tower suddenly lost communication with a small twin engine aircraft. A moment later the tower land line rang and was answered by one of the employees. An old pal of the Pilot’s, whom was a passenger, was riding shotgun since the Co-Pilot called in ill . He contacted the Tower and yelled,; “Mayday, mayday!! The Pilot of this aircraft had an instant and fatal heart attack. I grabbed his cell phone and as I hoped, he had the Tower on his speed dial memory. I am flying upside down at 18,000 feet and traveling at 180 mph. Mayday, mayday!!” The employee in the tower had put him on speaker phone immediately. “Calm down, we acknowledge you and we’ll guide you down after a few questions. The first thing is not to panic, remain calm. He began his series of questions: Tower: “How do you know you are traveling at 18,000 feet??” Aircraft: “I can see that it reads 18,000 feet on the Altimeter dial in front of me.” Tower: “Okay, that’s good, remain calm. How do you know you’re traveling at

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to all you phenom Daddy’s that make the world a safer place for your children. It takes a real Man putting forth the effort & time to be a Father.

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Men have two emotions: Hungry and Horny. If you see him without an erection, make him a sandwich. ________________________________________________ Life is like a jar of Jalapeno peppers-what you do today, might burn your ass tomorrow. ________________________________________________ ome people are like a Slinky--not really good for anything, but you still can’t help but smile when you shove them down the stairs. ________________________________________________

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TECH TIP: Putting the “Spring� Back in the Springer

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his month we are going to attempt to clear up some of the misconceptions about springer front ends. Springer front ends have been used on motorcycles for a very long time. As conventional forks provide a smoother ride the springer front end provides a sense of nostalgia using a time honored tradition of function. Springer front ends in my opinion handle quit well. They tend to get neglected or misadjusted during services which causes poor handling and an overall rough ride. In this months tech tip I am going to provide a step by step on how to execute a rocker adjustment on a Harley FX springer front end. Please consult a trained professional prior to performing any of these steps. As always you cannot put a value on your safety Playa.

Step3: Rocker Removal and Inspection

First and foremost do not remove both rockers at the same time. If you do the front fork will spring forward and knock your teeth out. Remove the front rocker bolt. Insert image 0623 Remove rear jam nut.

Step 1: Preparation

Raise front end of motorcycle to remove wheel. After front end is raised place the transmission in gear to prevent the vehicle from rocking. Strap bike down if on a lift.

Next remove the adjuster cap nut and rear pivot bolt.

Step 2: Wheel Removal

Remove the caliper before you remove the wheel. Nobody like scratches so take a clean cloth, shop rag, or towel and wrap around the caliper and let the caliper rest out of the way. Remove the front axel, then wheel from the front end.

Find a nice clean area to lay out all your parts. The key inspection areas are the nylon spherical washers and the rocker and adjuster cap nut.

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Torque jam nut to 100 ftlbs. Remove front mounting bolt and install Torqometer on jam nut. Slowly pushing and pulling the Torqometer, the reading should between 25 to 35 inch lbs.

Then inspect the metal spherical washers.

To make adjustments to gain the proper push/pull torque loosen or tighten the spherical cap nut. Each time an adjustment is made the jam nut must be torqued as the push/pull measurement cannot be measured properly with a loose jam nut. After the 25 to 35 inch lbs. are obtained, torque the front rocker mounting bolt to 45 ftlbs. With the use of Red Loctite. Reinstall front wheel torquing the axil to 65 ftlbs. and reinstall the caliper torquing the mounting bolts to 30 ftlbs. Insert image 0616 and 0608

Step 4: Install and Adjustment Time

Install the rear portion of the rocker with the outside metal spherical washer in place. Then position the rocker to the rear fork with the spherical metal washer in place. Then place the remaining spherical washer onto the pivot bolt. Insert through the rear fork and rocker.

Torque the pivot bolt to 45 ftlbs. Always use Red Loctite on all the pivot and mounting bolts. Insert adjustable spherical cap nut.

After the rocker is adjusted and torqued repeat this procedure on the opposite rocker. Be sure to pump up the brake and double check the torqued items. It’s also a good idea while it’s jacked up to make sure the wheel spins freely and the brake engages. This covers only the rocker adjustment for the springer. The neck bearings and springs also require regular service. We hope this clears up some of misconceptions about the way springers handle and function. Just like anything else they require attention and love. About the Author James is the co-owner of Love Lust Cycles located in Beltsville MD and is a factory-trained, Master Technician with over 20 year’s experience. James decided long ago after being at the mercy of vendors and companies to “Master” all aspects of the motorcycle and maintain top quality work in house doing it himself. James wants to remind all of you to, “Keep the rubber on the ground and the wind in your face Playa”

It is important to make the adjustments with proper tools. The only real way to make this adjustment properly is to use a Torqometer.

Rotate the rocker forward and install front mounting bolt. Snug spherical cap nut.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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14th Annual Hogs for Dogs Dice Run Saturday, June 20, 2015 10:00 AM Join us for the 14th Annual Hogs for Dogs Dice Run to Benefit the Harrison County Humane Society

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3rd Annual Skylar Neese Memorial Poker Run June 20, 2015 10 am11:15am Smokin’ Jill’s on Rt 7 (what used to be the old Long Necks Saloon) $20 a driver and $10 a passenger. Kickstands up at 1130 am, stops will be at Smokin’ Jack’s, Terra Alta VFW, The Riverview Lounge, Kingwood Eagles, and back to Smokin’ Jill’s for food, 50/50 drawings, and raffles for prize baskets. All bikers and cagers are welcome! This is a family event to honor Skylar and the good work her Memorial fund does. Soft colors are preferred and encouraged!! All proceeds go directly to the Skylar Neese Memorial Fund, Proudly sponsored by Mountain Renegades MC.

1st Annual Hero’s Memorial Poker Run Saturday, June 6, 2015 American Legion Post 13 – 270 E Main Street, Clarksburg, WV Ride will begin at American Legion Post 13 in Clarksburg. Registration 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Last bike out at 12:00 pm, last bike in 5:00 pm. All stops are American Legion posts. Prizes for high and low hands. Music by Eddie Davisson Band. Breakfast and Hog roast after run provided. Riders $20, passengers $15. Non-riders welcome. All proceeds will benefit the Michael “Mikey” Garrett Scholarship Fund that provides scholarships for EMT and Paramedic students. Also looking for vendors to set up as well. www.facebook.com/ events/779973435423200/

Capitol City Biker Bash Thursday, June 11, 2015 Saturday, June 13, 2015 4th Annual Capitol City Biker Bash in 2015 is an event for ALL bike riders. Music, Food, Vendors, Poker Run, Bike Show, Rides, Motorcycle Giveaway and much more! The city of Charleston closes a four lane highway for Motorcycle Enthusiast to come to Charleston to enjoy our West Virginia roads, music, food and to see old / new friends. www.capitolcitybikerbash.com SCRC West Virginia State Rally Friday, June 12, 2015-Sunday, June 14, 2015 Check the event website (below) for additional details and updates. The Southern Cruisers Riding Club is a Free, Family Oriented Motorcycle Riding Club that uses the Web to communicate and focuses on the Enjoyment and Fellowship of Riding Motorcycles while doing so safely. The Southern Cruisers is not an Internet club for Motorcycle Enthusiasts. www.wvscrc.com C.E.’s Helping Hands Fun Fest Bike Rally June 19th, 20th and 21st C.E.’s Helping Hands will be holding their annual Fun Fest Bike Rally on June 19th, 20th and 21st at Thorn Spring Park south of Franklin, WV on US Route 220 south. Gates open Friday at 9:00 am and close Sunday at 12:00 pm. There will be fellowship rides, motorcycle poker run and ATV poker run. The fellowship ride will be Friday and the poker runs will be Saturday. There are cabins for rent, RV hookups and tent camping space. Food, beverages and draft beer will be available. We will have a DJ Friday night, we will have a White Elephant Auction Saturday evening and the band “Push to Start” will play Saturday night. Call 304-668-9563 or email: email@cehelpinghands.com for more information.

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Rock and Roll for Wishes Poker Run and Concert Saturday, June 20, 2015 10:00 AM Home Depot – Extra Parking Lot 230 Oak Lee Dr. Ranson WV Please join the Blue Knights WV-5, Makea-Wish Foundation, and many wonderful local businesses, for a motorcycle Poker Run and Concert to “rock out” and “roll down the road” as we pay it forward on June 20th, 2015. All entry fees and proceeds will benefit local Make-a-Wish children and will be used to help fulfill the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. We can assure you it will be an amazing, memorable, and fun day. The final destination (Home Depot extra parking lot in Ranson, WV) will feature delicious food, live music, terrific prizes, a 50/50 raffle, a silent auction, kid’s activities, etc. Admission to the poker run is $35.00 per rider ($10 per passenger), or $30 if you register in advance. Admission to the concert is $10.00 per person (admission to the concert is included if you are a rider and free for kids under 12). Kid’s activities (with prize included) are $5.00. payitforwardpokerrun@gmail.com 1st annual poker run ride for a cure Alzhiemers Awareness Sunday, June 21, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM 5 stop poker run ride for a cure. Registration at 11am last bike out by noon. 25.00 per bike 5.00 for extra hand. 50/50 drawing with door prizes. Cookout at finish. 1st place 100.00 2nd place 75.00 and 3rd place 50.00 come and ride for a cure all proceeds will go to American Alzhiemers association. Sponsored by- JC distributing, Dingess lumber, Demottos honda, American legion post 22, Roy’s RV, Canaan valley vol fire dept, Wheelers.Registration and starting point, Leading Creek Fire Dept located at end of corridor h on rt 219 north kerns wv. 304-644-2233 Ride For A Reason WV Chapter VI Red Knights Poker Run Sunday, June 28, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM JUNE 2015

WV Chapter VI Red Knights 7th annual Ride For A Reason Poker Run benefiting Victims of Fire. Ride through WV and Ohio with the Red knights International Firefighter Motorcycle Club. Sunday June 28th, 2015. Starting at Valley Harley Davidson in wheeling WV and ending at the Wheeling Soup Kitchen with a cookout. Bikes out at noon, registration starts @ 10am. t.reinard@comcast.net West Virginia State HOG Rally 2015 Wednesday, July 8, 2015 Sunday, July 12, 2015 The 2015 West Virginia State HOG Rally will be held in Huntington, WV There will be Entertainment, Vendors, Activities, Multiple choices in Lodging, Restaurants and more! For more details on a list of Scheduled Activities, Registration details, Directions, Lodging Information, Common FAQ’s and more, please visit the website below. www.wvstatehogrally.com/ MountainFest Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Sunday, July 26, 2015 Mountainfest is a motorcycle rally that takes place in in the beautiful mountains of Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. The event consists of vendors, bands, runs, shows, camping, etc. Locations include: Mylan Park, Triple S Harley-Davidson, Downtown Morgantown, and surrounding areas. All are welcome to this family friendly event. Proceeds from MountainFest go to non-profit Mylan Park, and the many worthwhile public and private projects underway there. Our long-term goal is to make Wild and Wonderful MountainFest one of the nation’s premier motorcycling events. MountainFest on Facebook: https:// www.facebook.com/MountainFest http://www.wvmountainfest.com/ Further Information can also be found by emailing info@wvmountainfest.com; contacting Mylan Park via Telephone at (304)-983-2383; and/or also by contacting Triple S Harley-Davidson via Telephone at (304)-284-8244 14th Annual Ride For Life Dice Run August 15th, 2015 10 am-12pm Texas Roadhouse 290 Emily Drive Clarksburg, WV. 26301 Sign up includes Breakfast and Dinner Door Prizes/Raffles Galore, 50/50 Drawing, High and Low Roll , Cash Prizes and Bike Games, Live Music, Shirts Available $15.00 Call to pre-order to ensure size and color, All Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society Always a great event! Great scenic riding and quality stops along the way. For More info Call: Chrissy Musta - 304-677-1472 Clint Monroe – 304-672-0311 www.wvbikersforacure.com Further Information can also be found by emailing info@wvmountainfest.com; contacting Mylan Park via Telephone at (304)983-2383; and/or also by contacting Triple S Harley-Davidson via Telephone at (304)-2848244

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Capitol City Biker Bash June 11th – 13th

Mountainfest July 22nd – 26th

Apple Mountain Motorcycle Rally Aug. 5th – 9th

OC Jams / Delmarva Bike Week Sept. 17th – 20th

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Dealers & Shops

Biker Friendly Directory

Demotto Honda-Yamaha RT 33W Elkins, WV 26241 304-636-5489 www.demottohondayamaha.com Harley-Davidson of WV 4924 MacCorkle Ave. S. Charleston, WV 304-768-1600 wvharley.com

Insane Cycles & Muscle Cars 285 Don Knotts Blvd. Morgantown, WV 26501 304-291-2453 www.insanecyclesandmusclecars.com JT Cycles 202 City Ave Beckley, WV 25801 681-207-7098 Jtcycleparts.com New River Gorge Harley-Davidson 25385 Midland Trail Hico, WV 304-658-3300 Hicohd.com RG Honda-Yamaha 1619 Buckhannon Pike Nutter Fort, WV 26301 304-624-5420 www.rghonda.com The Twisted Spoke 97 Milford Street Clarksburg, WV 26301 304-326-4644 www.twistedspokeinc.com Triple S Harley Davidson Exit 155 off I-79 Morgantown, WV 304-284-8244 www.tripleshd.com

Bars & Grills

Bryans & Brent’s Place 229 N. River Street Weston, WV 26452 304-997-8722 Country Roads Diner Rock Cave, WV Located at the “Y” Across from the IGA 304-924-6300 Gameday 318 Pike Street Shinnston, WV. 26431 Giovannis Restaurant 451 US Hwy 33 E Weston, WV 26452 304-269-4563 32

Photography

Hickory House 1137 US Hwy 19 North Jane Lew, WV 26378 304-269-7373

Bobby Tarowsky 304-797-1470 304-723-8955 www.BobbyTRocks.com

Kickstands Bar & Grille 3200 Junkins Ave Clarksburg, WV 26301 Pikeview Sports Bar& Lounge 221-223 Pikeview Drive Beckley, WV 25801 304-256-2490 Rallow’s Place 4030 W. Washington St. Dunbar, WV 304-205-7974 Road Hogs Saloon 415 Clayton Street Rivesville, WV 26588 304-816-6901 Swamp Fox Tavern 4404 Sissonville Drive Charleston, WV 25312 304-340-8094

Retail/Apparel

The Busy Ness www.esty.com/shop/thebusyness Certainty Stores 101 Randolph Ave. Elkins, WV 26241 304-630-1716 Certaintystores.com Joi Ride Leathers Motorcycle Apparel 8403 MacCorkle Ave Marmet, WV 304-400-7613

Tattoos

The Dairy Winkle 162 Campbells Creek Drive Charleston, WV 25306 304-925-6800

Derma Doodle Tattoo Studio 355 Meadowdale Rd. Fairmont, WV 26544 304-816-3016

Ridge Tavern & Grill Route 19 / Marion Co. Line Rivesville, WV 26588 304-278-8041

Thinkin Ink 508 Race Street Fairmont, WV 26354 304-366-1279

Wright Dawgs 1228 Country Club Road. Fairmont, WV 26554 304-368-0834

Clubs, Organizations & Riding Groups

Lodging

Mineral Springs Motel 1 Springs Street Webster Springs, WV 26288 304-847-5305 www.Mineralspringsmotel.net

Insurance Rider Insurance www.Rider.com

Legal Services Law Offices of Ralph C. Buss 800-582-5577 www.RalphBuss.com Weatherholtz Bonding 306 W. Stephens Street Martinsburg, WV 25401 304-267-5888 www.weatherholtzbonding.com Walton’s Bail Bonding 49 W. Main Street Buchannon, WV 26201

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C.E.’s Helping Hands (Old Fields, WV) A non-profit organization enlisting the help of other good hearted people wanting to contribute to the cause of helping others in need. The organization holds monthly meetings and several fundraising rides every year. Donations are always appreciated. For more information call: 304-538-6953 or visit our website at: www.cehelpinghands.com Fraternal Order of Eagles #2481 Weston, WV 304-269-6134 If you would like to be listed in the Biker Friendly Directory, please contact Sales and Marketing or email BFD@BIGCITYRHINO.COM for more information. If you’re a Club, Foundation, or Association would like to be listed in our Directory, please email BFD@BIGCITYRHINO.COM with your name and contact information and someone will be in touch with you. THUNDER ROADS MAGAZINE WEST VIRGINIA


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DIARY OF A BIKER CHIC

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BY JOYCE ELAINE

Mountain Trip

t’s gorgeous outside right now – sunny and almost 80 degrees. It’s the perfect day to be out on the bike...unless you’re me. I’m sitting here up to my eyeballs in school work but by the time you read this, classes will finally be over for me and I’ll be enjoying my bike like I should be. Until then, I’m stuck with only day dreaming and remembering. I’m thinking today about the trip I took back in August last year to West Virginia to visit my parents. It was the first time I ever rode my bike to their place since they moved there two years ago. It was also the farthest I had ever gone on my bike. They are a good five hours away. Some people said I was nuts for going so far on the bike by myself. I just rolled my eyes at At the park that. I had been planning that trip for a long time and no one was going to stop me. Not even the expected crappy weather…cue the dream sequence music as I take you back to August 16, 2014… I checked the weather for that week before I left and saw that it was going to be a rainy week…but the day I drove there was 80 degrees, sunny, and just beautiful. I contemplated not riding the bike since they were calling for rain all that entire week that I’d be there but there was no way I could justify getting in my car on that gorgeous day when I had been planning on taking the bike. Some people told me I was insane for making the drive alone. I get that there is safety in numbers but I just had to do this. The way I saw it, it was a brand new bike so I should have no problems with the mechanics. As far as the rain…well, bikers ride in the rain all the time, right? Sometimes it just can’t be helped so I looked at it in that way. I left my house Saturday morning at about 10:00. What was cool was that I had my saddlebags put on a few days before that and they are pretty big. I was able to stuff three outfits, a pair of tennis shoes, night clothes, rain gear, and some toiletries all the saddle bags…which meant no annoying luggage to tie onto the bike! I also put on my chaps. I hardly ever wear them unless it’s chilly out or if I’m going on a long ride. This was by far the longest ride I’ve ever done in a day so I figured it would be safer to have them on. I was glad I did because for the first half of my ride it was a little chilly out. That was okay, though because I’d rather it be a little chilly instead of burning up hot! It was actually the perfect temperature to be on the bike all day. I called my mom before I pulled out of my driveway. She tried to talk me out of going on the bike one last time, but as I told her nope for the 100th time, I told her I’d see her soon. I take route 32 to IS 70 and from there I take route 340 so my first stop was at about 65 miles in at a Sheetz just past Harpers Ferry. I texted my mom and told her where I was and reassured her that I was still alive! It was here that I got tired of checking and re-checking the directions (even though I pretty much know how to get there) so I came up with a new way to track the directions! I wrote them on my hand!

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Route 340 is an okay road, nothing special. From there, I took VA route 7 which is a small little highway. It’s a nice scoot of a road to be on but nothing too great to write home about. From there, I picked up 81 south and I have to say that I hated every minute of that stretch of my ride.. There was too many trucks flying by me and there was too much wind. I’d rather be on a back road any day of the week but I had to get through the bullshit highways before the fun started. From IS 81, I took the VA-55 exit (exit #296) towards Strasburg, VA. This starts out as a small country back road and it’s a nice little scoot with a few little small turns but nothing too hard to handle. Any beginner biker could take it on. I stopped here with 111.1 miles under my belt at a little nothing gas station in the middle of nowhere. I had pretty much every person that stopped there staring at me. I guess it’s not every day you see a chic biker, by herself…in the middle of nowhere. I had one old guy (probably in his 70s) ask me, “Is that your bike?” I proudly told him yes and he walked on. I wanted to be a smart ass and tell him, “No I stole that shit,” but I figured I better mind my P’s and Q’s. I filled up and went on my way knowing that my trip was halfway over and the real fun was going to be starting very soon. VA-55 eventually turns into a two lane highway where the speed limit is 70 mph. I’m not sure how far this highway goes, but I got off at the East Moorefield exit and stayed on State Road 55. From there I turned left on US-220/WV-28/WV55 for 12 miles and then turned right onto WV-28/WV-55 which takes me into Petersburg. This road was a good practice road for what I was about to encounter on the mountain. It’s a nice windy back road, the kind all of us bikers just love and you probably need to have some experience before touching this road. I’m talking about twist and turns, up hills and down hills, the real fun! I stopped at Welton Park to stretch my legs and get a drink of water and to snap some really cool pictures of the bike. After I left there, I went a few more miles and then I stopped in Petersburg and got some food. I have to admit that even though I was looking forward to this trip, my stomach had been in knots all day because I was nervous and a little intimidated of the ride but you have to conquer things like that! I got some food and tried to eat…well, forced myself to eat because my stomach was still in knots. I noticed an older lady, maybe late 40’s or so…maybe 50’s… walk in and she was wearing a yellow vest. I thought maybe she was some sort of construction worker or something and didn’t think any more about it. However, she left out just before I did, and when I walked to my bike, there she was…getting on her bike! Another chic biker! All alone! Well, how do you like that?? I looked at her and said that I didn’t realize she was riding too. She walked over to me and told me she liked my bike. I told her thanks and told her about where I was headed. She said she used to live in Maryland in Oxon Hill so she knew where I had just come from. I told her I was nervous about getting on the mountain and she told me to just take my time and I’d be okay. Finally the time I had been waiting for was here…I made a right hand turn onto route 33 West. This was the big mountain that had my stomach in knots. This stretch of the trip, which totals 34.7 miles long is mountain riding. I’m talking turns that no beginner should ever try to do. Horse shoe turns? Yes, there’s a couple of those in there. Steep downhill grades at 7%, 8% and even 10%, and I

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had one problem - it was rainy outside. At 5:00 that morning it was pouring down rain. By 8:00 it would rain, then stop, then rain, then stop. I kept going back and forth on what I should do. I could have stayed one more night but I had to get home to things that had to be done. Finally, I told myself…bikers ride in the rain all the time… what’s the big deal? I proceeded to ride in the rain for the next few hours. My only concern was that mountain again…that god damned mountain! Gas station Directions Let me tell you something…you have not lived life until you’ve couldn’t even tell you how many twisty turns…and not little ones… gone around a horse shoe turn on a steep mountain…on a bike… I’m talking the real deal. I was excited to finally be on this part of in the pouring down rain! I didn’t stop though…I kept right on rolling the trip but it was also my fear that I was about to conquer. I must along. I may have only been doing 20-25 mph but…I did it!!! I did say, that for being as scared as I was, I did pretty damn good. Don’t it and how many people can say that? Scratch that! How many get me wrong, I’m sure the bikers with bigger balls fly around the female riders…by themselves with no one else can say that? turns that I took my time around but I kept up with the traffic and Yeah, I did that and I feel like a total bad ass for doing it!! I had I held my own. There were a few that I gripped my handle bars, rain the entire time but made only one little mistake. I was about to held my breath and let out a little “EEEECCCCKK!” But damn if it get on IS 81. It wasn’t raining at this point but the roads were very wet. I came up on the exit before I knew it and tried to slow down wasn’t awesome! My fun was short lived after a while because I got stuck behind too quick. Yup…I screeched my tire and started doing the webble a tractor trailer that was only doing 25-30 mph. I have a feeling wobble act…I thought for sure that I was going to go down but my that my mom prayed for that to happen so I couldn’t go too fast on instincts are killer and I was able to keep it up right…scared the shit there. The last few miles of Route 33 turns into a two lane highway out of me but I held my own…rubber side down!!! Lesson learned! Once I got into Winchester, the rain had stopped and I had dry and that’s when the fun is over. That dumps you into Elkins which is about 20 minutes from Beverly where my parents live. One I weather the rest of the ride which was about 1.5 hours or so. I finally saw my mom, the first word out her mouth was, “Dummy!”  pulled into my driveway, turned off the bike and thanked my lucky Yup, she called me a dummy for riding all that way on the bike and stars for a safe trip. I was soaked on the outside. My rain gear did by myself. She had tried everything to try to get me to not ride in a great job keeping me dry underneath though. Now if only my on the bike. She told me there were deer all over the place (I never bike had rain gear because it was a mess! It looked like I drove saw one), that I would freeze my ass off (I actually got hot a few it through mud! Even though the rain slowed me down and was hours into the ride) and it was going to be a rainy week (it was but a hassle, there was a big part of me that still enjoyed the ride. I never thought I’d say that...not in a million years but the truth is, if oh well). After my weeklong visit was over and it was time to go home, I I’m riding then I’m happy...who cares how sucky the weather is?!?!

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