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Girls of Thunder..................................................... 26
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CMA ........................................................................ 19 H-D Dealer Show 2................................................. 22 Angel Ride 2012 ..................................................... 23 Will Ride to Eat ...................................................... 27
KISS ........................................................................ 39 From the Woman’s Seat ........................................ 40 Sunscreen .............................................................. 42 Joker’s Wild ........................................................... 45 Flying Old Glory on Motorcycles ......................... 47 On The Road Again ............................................... 48 H is For More Than Harley .................................... 49 Blast From The Past .............................................. 51 COIR........................................................................ 53
ON THE COVER The month of May brings us the first of the Conesville parties! The Hog Wild Rodeo will be held the 25th-27th. This cover shot is of Ron and Deb Riehm running husband versus wife on the drag strip on their Trike Choppers. Ron always seems to have something up his sleeve, like a 30 pound nitrous bottle and multicolored smoke. Word is at the spring party he has another surprise to show us. See you there!
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Spring has come and is progressing nicely; May is rolling in like crazy! Two wheels are everywhere so we want to remind everyone to ride safe, keep your eyes peeled, and also, have fun! The riding season is exploding with events in May that we can get back out and hang out with our biker friends from all over the state. So that you don’t miss out on what is going on, keep your eyes peeled on these pages as well as on thunderroadsiowa.com and Thunder Roads Magazine of Iowa Facebook page to keep apprised of what is happening. Our FREE event listing and FREE bike night listing is our way to let people know what is going on where, and it can be found inside the back cover. If you don’t know what is going on, people won’t show up. If you have any additions to submit, email them to vernon@ thunderroadsiowa.com
awesome parties on the east and west side of the state. On the left side we have Midway Taverns Soldier party, and on the right side we have the Circle of Pride Hog Wild Rodeo that always proves to be a great time. More in the center of the state then we have a fun Run at Roxy’s in Osceola that is happening on Memorial Day. Get out and about, have fun and ride safe! President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country. On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day. We thank our Veterans every day, but keep them in your thoughts and prayers collectively on this day. May 19th is Armed Forces Day, please thank a service man or woman.
We would like to thank the readers and supporters of Thunder Roads Magazine of Iowa. We have all been working hard to make this “About Iowa, For Iowa, and From Iowa” and love the interaction we get with our readers and supporters. We would Some of the upcoming events to check out are F&J Racing’s also like to thank our hard working staff that helps us make Annual Blessing of the bikes in Marshalltown and Fender this what it is, as well as those that submit information, th Cycle Open house in Des Moines on the 28 of April, as photos, articles and ideas, well as Backroads Biker Leather Shoppe in Everly the next and wonderful praise. We are day on Sunday the 29th. On Saturday May 5th, check out printing record numbers of Hawkeye Harley Davidson’s Open House in Coralville, magazines, as well as this May SGT Kearney Memorial Run at Spanky’s in Emerson, and issue is a record for number of Xtreme Cycle Open House in Panora. The next weekend pages for us. We are growing you can hit up the “Ride for the Girls” in Booneville, and then hang out with mom the next day. The next weekend is and are really excited for that fact. Thank you everyone, have Armed Forces Day and tons of events hosted by Veterans a great ride! groups across the state. Check out any one of them off of the event list. Memorial Day weekend then we have two tt and V
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are single vehicle incidents, and Slider’s premise is that we need to take better care of ourselves to prevent crashes. There were over 200 in attendance at a packed house in Spencer for this new presentation. This presentation that evening was actually sponsored by the Shayla Bee Fund and over $4,300 of proceeds from the night went to that fund to benefit families with children with a medical crisis. Dick “Slider” A. Gilmore has been riding since the mid 60’s and has been involved with Basic Life Support Classes and training since the 70’s. He realized the need for motorcyclists to be better informed on how to assist at the scene of an accident. In 1986 he developed the first classes in the country that dealt with motorcycle accidents. Two Wheel Trauma (TWT) provides basic and advanced Emergency Medical Training (EMT) credit to first responders and ambulance personnel. Another class he developed and teaches is the Accident Scene Management (ASC) class. This teaches motorcycle riders what to do in case of an accident, stressing the importance of the “Golden Hour”...the first hour after an accident which usually determines if the victim lives or dies. Slider’s presentations started in 1986, educating thousands of riders in almost every state.
To fully experience the message, it is highly recommended that you sit in on one of Slider’s presentations. You will be entertained and educated at the same time. Slider is a dynamic speaker that brings years of riding experience to his audience with passion and flair. Some of the main points that he speaks about is that he recommends taking an experienced rider course every year. Along that line of thought, practice every time you ride. You can even practice safer driving skills when in your car. Practice safely, ride safely, and arrive safely. He states that we can avoid more crashes by becoming better riders.
His new presentation entitled Blue Haired Old Ladies, Road Alligators, & Tar Snakes is a diversion from his previous presentations, in that he gears this new presentation toward riders themselves. A great percentage of motorcycle crashes
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Shayla Bee Fund The Legacy of a Six Year Old Girl In April the Shayla Bee Fund completed its 5th year. In early January 8, 2005 Shayla passed away at 6-years old. Very shortly after her death there was an idea to start a ‘Fund’ to help working class responsible families with a child in a medical crisis. Shayla’s life, along with the strength, determination, and loving care her Mom Lindsay gave her was the inspiration that changed lives. On April 7, 2007 the first seed money in the Shayla Bee checking account was deposited and officially started the Shayla Bee Fund. The group formed a board of people that had never even been on a board before, rolled up their sleeves and got started, although they had no clue what they were doing. Shayla Bee is not a motorcycle organization; however the vast majority of support has come from the motorcycle community. Many of these people would ride through hell and back to help these kids. In those 5 years over 2,600 people have come to support this effort. Over $200,000.00 has been raised and donated, and in March 2012 the group adopted their 52nd Shayla Bee Family. The Shayla Bee Fund has become something much different than envisioned but exactly what it was meant to be. It was never dreamed that so many people would come together in service to these families. Shayla was told she would never Bee forgotten, and every one that participates honors her memory and ensures her legacy. More information can be found at http://www.shaylabeefund.com or search Shayla Bee on Facebook.
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It’s important for you to Only a Phone Call Away (402) 926-6967 know who your friends Joses_leather@yahoo.com are out on the road! The Biker Friendly Directory Leather & Hawgs is a list of establishments 316 Main, Hornick, Iowa 121 1st St, Soldier, Iowa throughout Iowa that want email@example.com you to know that they’re www.leatherandhawgs.com here for YOU. Whether it’s a bike dealer, service Lightbrow.com shop, restaurant, bar or Answer for BAD WIND on Batwing Fairings Made in Iowa by a VN Vet! any other type of business Phone: 319-389-4355 that welcomes our biking Fax: 319-393-3021 community, you can count on our family of friends to Dealers always welcome you in. The staff here at Thunder Baxter Cycle 311 4th Street Roads greatly appreciates Marne, Iowa 51552 our advertiser’s support 712-781-2351 www.baxtercycle.com each month. WE WOULD NOT EXIST WITHOUT Brown Motorcars THEM! So please give 330 NW 49th Place Des Moines, IA 50313 them the support that they www.brownmotorcars.com truly deserve for being 515-282-0123 with us & drop by to see Carroll Cycle Center them for a visit. Let them 1327 Plaza Dr Carroll, Iowa know that you saw them 712-792-1610 here in Thunder Roads. If www.carrollcycle.com you know a business that Dillon Brothers Harley-Davidson & would like to advertise Motorsports in Thunder Roads Iowa 174th and Maple Omaha, NE 68116 Biker Friendly Places, 402-289-5556 please email vernon@ www.dillon-brothers.com thunderroadsiowa.com
Food and Drink 14th Street Tavern 3418 East 14th Street Des Moines, Iowa 515-266-3446 M-F 8-2 Sat 10-2 and Sun 11-2 411 Main Street Bar 411 Main Griswold, Iowa 712-778-4111 Scooter Sundays! Amigos 280 North 1st Street Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501 515-576-0142 B&M Bar and Grill 110 @ Main Street Panora, Iowa 50216 641-755-2455 Beer Barn and Grill 226 State Street Kirkman, Iowa 51447 712-766-3395 Open Mon 4, Tue-Sun at 11 BJ’s Bar & Billiards 110 Ida Waterloo Iowa Home of Full Throttle Thursdays 319-234-9810 Boxer Barbeque 722 Creek Top Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503 712-325-4227 Tuesday - Saturday 11 - 8 pm www.boxerbbq.com Buck Snort 113 4th Street Neola, Iowa 51559 712-485-9090 The Buck Snort on Facebook
Hawkeye Harley-Davidson Coralville, Iowa I-80 Exit 240 319-545-7495 www.hawkeyehd.com Open 7 days per week
Cheers II 100 North Franklin Dow City, Iowa 51528 712-674-3746 Coldest Beer Around!
Loess Hills Harley-Davidson 57408 190th Street Pacific Junction IA 51561 712-622-4000 loesshillshd.com
Corner Tap 921 Main Street Adel, Iowa 50003 515-993-993-2240
Backroads Biker Leather Shoppe 305 N Main Street Everly, Iowa 51338 712-834-2999
Nishna Valley Cycle HONDA – YAMAHA – KTM Atlantic, Iowa 50022 1-888-577-6406 www.nishnavalleycycle.com
Bail Bonds Iowa Bail Bonds 200 4th Street Des Moines, Iowa 50309 515-243-4411
CoolBikerStuff.com 1224 Celebrity Drive Marcus, Iowa 51035 FREE SHIPPING Code enter TRMI Follow us on FaceBook!! Crispy’s Biker Apparel Cedar Rapids, Iowa www.bncbikerwear.com 319-241-0916
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Werner Cycle Works 14410 Frontier Road Exit 440 I-80 Omaha, NE 68138 402-894-3050 www.wernercycleworks.com Whipp Sales and Service, Inc 701 S 8th Street Clarinda, Iowa 51632 1.800.477.0195
Excuses Bar 405 Main Street Malvern, Iowa 51551 712-624-8233 Excuses Bar on Facebook Foxys Bar 108 East Jefferson Osceola, Iowa 50213 641-342-3700 Visit us at facebook FOXYS Good Sons 2815 Beaver Ave Ste 102 Des Moines, Iowa 515-681-5375 Haverhill Social Club 202 1st Street Haverhill, Iowa 50120 641-475-3321 Mon-Sat 10-2, Sun 12-12 Huffy’s Mule Barn 802 Main Street Anita, Iowa 50020 712-762-9995 www.huffysmulebarn.com Keasey’s Hideaway Lounge 911 Court Street Adel, Iowa 50003 515-993-3001 Lampe’s Pub 608 Iowa Avenue Dunlap, Iowa 51529 712-643-5781 Open 7 days a week at 11 AM Midway Tavern 206 1st Street Soldier, Iowa 712-884-2230 www.midwaytavernsoldier.com Montgomery Street Pub 207 East Montgomery Street Creston, Iowa 50801 641-782-2165 Nitro’s Bar & Grill 310 Main Street Gravity, Iowa 50848 641-418-0004 Home of Sunday-Funday Off Sides Pizza 1119 Thomas Street Redfield, Iowa 50233 515-833-2900
Crazy Lady’s Café Mt. Vernon, Iowa 52414 Crazyladyscafe.com 319-389-5427 Mobile Unit for Catering & Events
Papa Joe’s 117 South 6th Street Missouri Valley, Iowa 51555 712-642-9015
Double R Bar and Grill Quick Ricks Rib Joint 209 East Erie (Highway 30) Missouri Valley, Iowa 51555 712-600-6441
Phil’s 20oz Prime Rib Friday Nights 9956 Swanson Blvd Clive, Iowa 515-270-0959
Do Drop Inn 403 3rd Avenue Under the Water Tower Jamaica, Iowa 50128 515-314-0783
Pines Steakhouse Oinkers Lounge & Grill 1500 E 7th Street Atlantic, Iowa 50022 712-243-3606 M-F 11AM-, S-S 4PM-
HARLAN-Pizza Ranch 613 Court Street Harlan, Iowa 51537 712-755-2262 Open 7 Days a Week Red Oak Tap 419 E. Reed Red Oak, Iowa 51566 712-623-4788 Riverside Tavern 450 E Main St Lehigh, Iowa 50557 515-359-9998 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Sambetti’s Bar and Grill 1430 2nd Avenue Des Moines, Iowa 50314 515-245-9780 Mon-Sat 11a-2a, Sun 11a-7p The Sawmill Bar & Grill Now with a Full Menu 401 Main St New Market, IA 51646-3079 712-585-3601 Screaming Eagle American Bar & Grill
228 East 4th Street Waterloo, Iowa 50703 319-235-8865 www.partyattheeagle.com Sidetracked 206 West Union Street Creston, Iowa 50801 641-782-8534 Spanky’s Bar & Grill 709 Morton Ave Emerson, Iowa 712-824-7410 Spanky’s Bar & Grill on Facebook Sparetime Bar & Grill 136 West Main Street Ute, Iowa 61060 712-885-2226 The Lounge 1005 Chatburn Ave Harlan, Iowa 51537 712-755-5050 The Sandbar 103 N. Noyes Mondamin, Iowa 51557 712-646-2300 Open 7 days a week at 10 a.m. Tobey Jacks Mineola Steak House Mineola, Iowa 712-526-2078 Open 7 Days a Week Check Us Out on Facebook Where You Can Grab a Rack, And Not Get Slapped! Venture Inn Blencoe, Iowa 712-452-2205 Wilson’s Tap and Recreation 1008 Story Street Boone, Iowa 50036 515-433-1395
Guns and Ammo Dales’ Guns Buy-Sell-Trade-Gunsmithing 109 W Main Street Ute, Iowa 712-885-2671 email@example.com First Shot Iowa Concealed Carry Permit Classes Training That Counts as Much as the First Shot
First Shot Iowa on Facebook Western Iowa 712-579-0869 Central Iowa 515-802-1514 Shooter’s Outlet 114 Main Street Arcadia, Iowa 51430 712-689-2772 Tues-Fri 2-7, Sat 8-3 www.shootersoutlet.net
Insurance United Group Insurance, Inc. 2 East 6th Street Atlantic, Iowa 712-243-6557 507 Main Street Griswold, Iowa 712-778-2575
Motorcycle Racing Eddyville Raceway Park 3260 Merino Avenue Oskaloosa, Iowa. 52577 eddyvilleraceway.com Track Phone - 641.969.5596
Knoxville Raceway www.knoxvilleraceway.com 641-842-5431 Rolling Thunder Promotions Flat Track Motorcycle Racing Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines Iowa Saturday June 23, 2012 515-202-7196
Photo and Video Ullrich Photography PO Box 1842 Clinton, Iowa 52733 563-243-8715 www.natanic.com
Services BCS Computers 100 Industrial Road Guthrie Center, Iowa 50115 641-747-3344 www.brubakercomputer.com Hippie Boy Designs Graphic Design/Website Design 712-898-5220 hippieboydesign.com
Joe Karsten-Authorized Dealer Cornwell Tools 329 West Street Manning, Iowa 51455 712-310-0765 mobile
M&M Garage 408 Market Street Audubon, Iowa 50025 712-563-2425 firstname.lastname@example.org
Signs & Wonders 101 W Main Street Lockridge, IA 52635-9708 (319) 750-0814 signsandwondersbysue.com
Metal Ink 911 7th Street Ste 102 Harlan, Iowa 51537 712-235-2453 www.metalink.org
Southwest Iowa Sandblasting Mike Magers 65162 Oxford Rd Atlantic, Iowa 50022 712-249-3995
Nelson Machine & Forge General Machining, Ornamental Iron, Weld/Fab 70 Washington Street Marne, Iowa 51552 712-781-2220
Shops and Fabricators
Revolution Cycles 120 South Main Street Baxter, Iowa 50028 641-507-9250 www.rev-ia.com
Baggers MC 1611 Avenue J Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501 712-256-1791 2 Rivers Customs: Brekkes Custom Paint & J and J Motorcycles
4017 14th Street Des Moines, Iowa 50313 2riverscustoms.com 515-991-8532 * 515-321-2265 Butterfield’s M.C. Parts 8025 Blondo Street Omaha, NE 68134 402-391-3768 Dead Heads Engineering, Fab, Repairs,Sales 426 Railway Street Gillett Grove, Iowa 51341 email@example.com 712-835-3353 Doubletake Cycles L.L.C. 2632 9th Ave Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501 712-355-1961 www.doubletakecycles.com F & J Racing 701 N 3rd Ave Marshalltown, Iowa 50158 641-752-8651 www.fandjracing.com Elite Auto Upholstery & Embroidery
Specializing in Motorcycle Seats 1313 Walnut Street Des Moines, Iowa 50309 515-276-4392 Guthrie Auto Body John Beer owner 1804 State Street Guthrie Center, Iowa 50115 641-332-2484 Joe’s Custom Signs 104 South Main Lenox, Iowa 50851 641-333-2675 Award Winning Custom Airbrushing
J & S Custom Cycles 3630 Merle Hay Road Des Moines, Iowa 515-779-4632
Steffens Cycle Shop LLC 1311 E 7th Street Atlantic, Iowa 50022 712-249-5876 M-F 4-Evening, Sat 8-3 Throttle Shop LLC 1988 Arion Avenue Arion, Iowa 51520 712-674-3325 firstname.lastname@example.org Trike Your Bike 503 1st Avenue North Altoona, Iowa 50009 515-957-8920 trikeyourbike.net XTreme Cycle & Off Road 206 E Main St Panora, Iowa 50216 641-755-4288 email@example.com
Tattoo Crave Tattoo 201 S 12th Street Fort Dodge, Iowa 51501 515-576-8289 FB Crave Tattoo, Inc.
Events Across the Border Raid Bedford, Iowa August 2-4 5th Annual Freeman Ride Avoca, Iowa July 7th Circle of Pride Conesville, Iowa Hog Wild Rodeo May 25-27 Cornstalk Music Festival June 29-30
T.I.T.S August 30-September 2
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Iowa State HOG Rally Des Moines June 14-16
Ride for the Girls Booneville, Iowa May 12th
Iowa Grand Motorcycle Rally Newton, Iowa July 26-29
Roar Into Harlan Harlan, Iowa Every 3rd Thursday of the Month May – September
Knoxville Bike Nights 1st Friday of the Month May – September MAG Motofest III Motorcycle/Motor Scooter Rally Clear Lake, Iowa June 2
Thrills In The Hills Rally Council Bluffs June 8-10 Warriors Across Iowa Eddyville Raceway August 25th
Midway Tavern Annual Memorial Weekend Run Soldier, Iowa May 26-27
To buy ad space for your business or service or event in our directory, give us call at 712249-5630 or email vernon@ thunderroadsiowa.com Mississippi River Motorcycle Rally Davenport, Iowa June 14-17 Nitro’s Bike Rally Gravity, Iowa July 12-14 Party In The Park Creston, Iowa June 23
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One of Crawford Countyâ€™s claims to fame is that it was the childhood home of Donna Reed. She worked in both film and on television, but is best known for her part in A 99 Counties to tour on the bike, 99 counties to tour, take one Beautiful Life with James Stewart. She appeared in over down, drive on around, 75 counties to tour on the bike. A 40 films, and won an Academy Award for best supporting few years back, a summer riding goal was to ride through actress in 1953 for the movie From Here to Eternity. Her each one of the counties of Iowa, and what was found was legacy is kept alive in Denison with the annual Donna a wealth of interest and beauty. Each month we will revisit Reed film festival, as well as the Donna Reed Foundation each county as a featured article. We will tell you about for the performing arts. This group awards scholarships new things to see, places to ride, and give you a little spark to students of the performing arts as well as operates the of touring curiosity for our state of Iowa. Center for Performing arts in Denison. You cannot seem to get through Denison without seeing streets, buildings, and a businesses that pay homage to this former resident of Crawford County. C
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One O of my favorite places on a Sunday morning in Crawford County is a place called Cronks. They serve C great food every other day, but they have a Sunday morning g breakfast buffet that is awesome. They have been in b business since 1929, and some of the memorabilia from b the th years are on display. From the home made pastries to an omelets station to whip up one right there for ya, it cannot be beat. This place is located right on the Lincoln Highway, aka Highway 30, on the western side of Denison near the Highway 59 intersection. There is always room for motorcycle parking, and they treat everyone the same no matter if you have Sunday church clothes or biker duds. c Another notable stop in Crawford County is in the little A burg of Dow City. Located on Highway 30 southwest of b Denison, this little town is one of the friendliest around. D Step S into Cheers II downtown and you will know what I mean. This place has food and drink, and always a great story from another welcoming patron. The historic g corner building is a biker/farmer/trucker/retired/younginâ€™/ c everybody hangout. Grab a bite, grab a drink, and relax and e enjoy for a bit. e
Crawford County is located in the second tier of counties on the western edge of Iowa. It is about dead center from the north and south borders of Iowa. It is intersected by State highways 141 and 39, as well as Federal roads 30 and 59. All of these roads intersect about in the center of the county in the Denison area, which is the county seat. There are also many miles of nicely paved county roads that ribbon throughout the countryside. The Highway 30 corridor rail system runs through Crawford County as well.
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Just J across Highway 30 and a couple miles outside of town is The Throttle Shop, owned by Steve and Lisa Ulmer. A sign at their corner leads you to their shop; that is on about a short mile of gravel, but well worth the trip. These are two of the nicest people you will ever meet, and they work on about anything with wheels and a motor and can fix you up. Steve has been a gear head for years and can fix about anything you throw his way.
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Crawford County offers some nice roads and cool western Iowa scenery. The area is mainly agricultural with row crop as well as a significant place for cattle operations. Pasture land and green grass, trees, hills and curves are in abundance which makes for a nice afternoon ride.
years. If you head out of Denison on the “Ridge Road” or M 36 and wind along the top of a ridge that allows views of western Iowa for miles. Stop and take a look occasionally to see the beauty and diversity of the area. Wind down to Manilla and stop for a cold one at the Kandy Kitchen, and grab a bite at the Juice Bar, and just enjoy! This is only a brief touch on what to see and do in Crawford County. Mount up and see what else you can find! See you next month as we explore Dallas County Iowa.
Sources available upon request. If you are on 59, that will V take you through north to south about the fastest, but if you duck off onto some of the county two laners, you get to see and experience more of Crawford County. Head west from 59 on E59 and go through Buck Grove and into Dow city. Stop and have a cold one at Cheers II and then visit Steve and Lisa at the Throttle Shop. After you leave there, you can head north on county Highway M14 and experience some fun curves, high hilltops and deep valleys on a nicely paved rural road. Hit 141 and go west into Charter Oak and then north on L51 and then back east on E16. Stop by Schleswig and head on south on 59 into Denison. If you are up for another “cultural experience” you can always stop by Bookem Dano’s, a place that has been known in the area for www.thunderroadsiowa.com oadsiowa com
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aagain in 1998 and now oowns a 1996 Custom Seabee themed Softail, a S 11994 Street Custom, and a 11989 Bagger. None of his bbikes are anywhere near sstock, with major motor modifications and some m ccool custom paint. When aasked about any plans for future modifications to any fu oof his bikes, he replies it is just hard to tell, you never ju kknow what will strike hhis fancy. His pride and jjoy o is the Custom Softail with Military themed w ppaint, that he recently won best Softail at the w All American Motorcycle A sshow in Omaha. His pplans for riding is that hhe would like to ride to the Wall sometime in the th nnear future, and he said hee would also like to ride west lik to Wyoming to visit some old vi buddies. bu
For our May issue, we bring you AJ Poeppe from Atlantic. AJ served our country in the Navy from 1966-1969 as a Third Class Petty Officer. He was a Seabee and served two tours in Northern Vietnam. His first tour he worked with explosives and his second he worked on road and other project building in the “bush”. The Seabees work alongside the United States Marine Corp building and maintaining infrastructure. The Seabees build and the Marines protect. If the Military needs a road, a hospital, a command post, or any structure, it is the Seabees that come and make it happen. AJ’s brother also served the Military as an Army man in Korea. One of the things that AJ noted about his service is that most of his remaining unit gets together once a year for a reunion. He has maintained close ties with many of his fellow service men over the years and get together to catch up and share old stories and relax. Lifelong bonds were formed during their service together.
If you see AJ out of one of his ou bikes, shake his bi hand, thank him ha for fo o his service. If you want to find yo him ffor sure, you can always stop at hi his place in Atlantic. hi l l AJ’s riding history started while young, but got away from He owns and operates Oinkers Bar and Grill, there which is riding while in the service and simply due to life being busy one of the coolest hangouts in SW Iowa. You can always was without bikes for 30 years. He first got his motorcycle find other bikers to chat with, and grab some awesome food and cold drinks. Ride free thanks to our Military! license in 1965, and has maintained it over all these years despite the years he did not ride. He got back into riding
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We have a friend who recently began riding a motorcycle. She bought a used bike and began riding with a friendly group of experienced riders. Some of them noticed that it sounded like she was still revving when she came up to the stops, but wrote it off to her being a novice. After a few weeks, she commented on how tired she was from having to force the throttle forward every time she wanted to slow down. All the guys in the group looked at each other, then back at her and said, “Do you mean the throttle isn’t just rolling forward when you let off?” She hadn’t had enough experience to realize that there was something wrong with the throttle, and like a good sport, she was just trying to make the situation work. Thanks to the other riders, she found out she needed to have the throttle return cable replaced and has been amazed at the difference it made in her ride! Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you didn’t even know enough to realize how much you didn’t know? Sometimes the lack of knowledge doesn’t result in harm and makes a funny story to tell later, but other times, we make lifealtering decisions that we’ve based on incorrect info - all because of our lack of knowledge. For instance, most of us know someone who says they’ve “tried church” and now they think that means that they’ve “tried God”. They say that church is full of hypocrites, that people are stuck up, that it’s boring, the music is too slow. They scratch the search for God off their list and go back to trying to figure out life on their own.
no, they haven’t tried riding - they’ve just gone to a meeting with other people who ride. And even though everyone at the meeting rides, they aren’t all there for the same reasons. Some are at the meeting hoping to make business connections. Some are there because they hope that if they’re at every meeting they’ll get elected to an office in the organization. A few ride because they think it makes them look cool. Some ride this month but will find a new hobby by the end of the summer. Most of us ride just because we love to ride. But if our riding group isn’t working out, we don’t quit riding. We ride by ourselves for a while until we find a group we can ride with. If your search for God has stalled out because of a negative church experience, don’t quit searching. Just as going to ride group meetings does not equal riding in the wind, going to church services does not equal knowing God. Don’t get me wrong - everyone needs good friends to ride with- friends who know how to help when you don’t even know that anything is wrong. But until then, you still have to throw your leg over your own bike. God promises in Proverbs 8:17 that those who search for him will find him. If the Bible seems overwhelming at first, try the book The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren. It will get you moving in the right direction in your search for God. Blessings – Karla Mark and Karla Cornick are Area Reps for the Christian Motorcyclists Association. Find out more about CMA and God’s plan for you at www. cmausa.org
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and play, which you can’t beat, and carry a 2 year warranty. You and your passengers will be impressed with the significant I’m beginning to think Mother Nature had her difference months mixed up this year. After having one of the warmest Marches we now have frost in April. If this is from your stock her way of playing April fools; I don’t like it one bit. I speakers guess it could still be worse. At the least it gets warm to these enough for us to ride during the daylight hours and if high quality you dress for it you can even ride in the evening. alternatives. Last month I brought you just a little bit of what HDMC Stop in today and has recently brought to the table and left you craving check out for more. Let’s get started with something that a our woofers majority of readers and loyal followers may have noticed when you have done your spring tune up and oil change. a we just might show you our and Harley has repackaged and t tweeters. reformulated some of their oil products. The new packaging L Last but not least for those of you is by far superior to the old. t that just aren’t quite satisfied with The wide mouth spout and t performance coming from your the anti-glug neck make pouring s stock 103ci motor; HDMC came your rides favorite lubricant o out with a couple of new kits to 30% faster than the old style h help improve this issue. The new bottle not to mention the s street performance kit produces new bottle conforms to your hand a little better. SYN3 has an improved formula and has been upgraded to the 110ft lbs. of latest polymer viscosity modifier, which in English torque and terms means, this new formula minimizes viscosity 103hp. This breakdown so the oil stays fresher for longer and is the highestt maintains its film thickness throughout the motor performance and drive-train. The Formula+ also received a new kit Harley formula (yes that sounds redundant but I swear it’s has that is not). The Formula+ has been the stock primary and street legal transmission fluid for years now and they have only and will not made it better. The new formula provides better film void your thickness which allows for better protection on your warranty. bearings and all internal moving parts contained in The kit your transmission and primary drive. includes Screamin’ Eagle Factory Ported heads with high-performance valve springs, high-compression I won’t bore some of you anymore with my rambling of the new and improved oil and will gladly move onto 10.5:1 forged pistons, SE-259E Cams, 58mm throttle body, perfect fit pushrods and all gaskets necessary accessories to improve sound quality of your ride. for the job. If you that are after a fast, track ready By this, I mean, those of you who have baggers from 1998 to present with sound systems. First up we have 103ci then the Pro Stage IV kit is for you. This set up the new and improved BOOM! Audio hidden antenna. comes with everything the previous kit offers except for different pistons and a Screamin’ Eagle Pro I know many of you are leery of a hidden antenna Super Tuner for better tuning abilities. Both kits I will worrying about if it will cut down on your reception strongly recommend using either manual or automatic for your favorite radio stations. With all the testing Harley has done with this new antenna there are huge compression releases. Not only will your bike start improvements over the old 10 foot long whip antennas easier you will also save your starter a lot of stress. of years past. Not only does it match the reception of Riding season is upon us. Whatever your choices may your stock antenna it improves it up to 50 miles. be to accessorize your ride; make sure you get the quality you deserve and the benefits you want. Your Owners of 1998-2005 Touring models, you can now also enjoy the performance of BOOM! Audio speakers bike should represent you. Stop in and we can answer any questions and help you have the best in your ride. These high quality speakers are far riding season no matter what Mother Nature throws at superior to your stock ones. The two-way speaker us. design with grill mounted tweeters and injectionmolded woofers improve not just volume but also Tony Darveau clarity at highway speeds. They are completely plug www.thunderroadsiowa.com 22 - TRMI MAY 2012
IIowa’s Iowa’ ’ first Fun Run of the season held on April fourteenth, a day that tornados ripped through Southern Iowa. Sleeping Angels Fun Run was a fitting title for over hundred people gathered on bikes, in cars, and many piled into a bus. With even a greater number preregistered not all were able to attend but all were willing to help the
a rounded d d bottom, b bottom tt low l birth bi th weight, low-set ears, mental deficiency, small head or jaw, underdeveloped fingernails, undescended testicle, and unusual shaped chest. There is no set treatment for these kids it is usually a case-by-case basis and severity. Many do not make it past pregnancy but some live well into their twenties. A big thank you to all the sponsors: CMA, Gigglin Goat, Legal Limits, Shenanigans, Terry Cycles, Chase Signs & Graphics, Crave Tattoo. The stops that so gracefully served the parched riders were Toby K’s Hideaway, Pickles Pub, Rides Bar & Grill, Riverside Tap, Frontier Lounge, Rungo’s, and Adobe Lounge.
cause. I think that due to the weather we did not see any tractors or horses. Maybe next year they will not get scared away. This event was to raise money for the Trisomy 18 Foundation. You may be asking what Trisomy 18 or otherwise known as Edwards syndrome is…. Well
Hope to see you all next year.
to help you understand Trisomy 21 is known as Down syndrome. Trisomy 18 affects the chromosomes. This can be seen in one out of every three thousand births. Some signs of this
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Jethro’s BBQ ‘n Jambalaya 9350 University Ave. West Des Moines, IA 515-987-8686 Mon - Thur 11AM - 10PM Fri 11AM - 11PM Sat 9:30AM - 11PM Sun 9:30AM - 10PM
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Jethro’s BBQ ‘n Jambalaya came highly recommended to me from one of my loyal readers, so Lynnette and I just HAD to check it out. I suppose it doesn’t hurt that the very mention of those 3 magic letters starts the salivation process that leaves me looking like a bulldog (you’ll see me tie this reference in later so pay ‘tention!) with his head hanging out the car window at 60 MPH! The anticipation was so great that I decided to see if they happen to have a website... and YES they do! WWW. JETHROSDESMOINES.COM Upon arrival at their site I discovered that this isn’t a solo establishment but they have 3 in the Des Moines area. The original location, Jethro’s BBQ, by Drake (there’s the first tie in... there’s more,
keep payin’ ‘tention), the second, Jethro’s BBQ ‘n Jake’s Smokehouse Steaks in Altoona and the third one... the object of this article (although there seems to be some debate as to what town lays claim to its location, the address is West Des Moines but the website says it’s in Waukee). Make sure and visit the website, there’s quite a back story they lay out about Jethro and his (here comes the other tie in) bulldog Jake coming to our fair state from southern California with money given to them from their uncle who became rich from stumbling upon some “bubbling crude”. We arrived at about 6:30 on a Friday night to find an almost packed parking lot. This can be a good or a bad thing, the good: the food here must be something special, the bad: we’re going to have to wait FOREVER to get to eat any of it! Not to be deterred when BBQ is on the menu we went on in. The wait was only about 30 minutes and they give you one of those notifiers with the flashing LEDs that vibrates. This gives you some freedom to go outside, window shop the neighboring shops, etc. I’m told that as long as you stay in the parking lot of the strip
mall it will notify you. We didn’t test this out as it was a tad on the chilly side the evening we were there so we mainly stayed inside. I did learn one thing about their little notifiers... if you get engrossed reading the newspaper articles that have been written about the establishment that are framed on the walls in the waiting area (always checking out the competition I am) that thing will scare the CRAP out of you when it goes off! Once we were seated our waitress came and took our drink orders and having been advised to try the onion rings we ordered a half order of those as an appetizer. The menu is very diverse and everything sounds delicious in the descriptions. After much debate I finally settled on the full rack rib dinner. When the onion rings arrived we were glad we had been warned to only order the half order... these rings are HUGE and a half order is larger than most full orders elsewhere! My rib dinner came with two sides so I selected the campfire baked beans and the garlic mashed potatoes. These two sides are very good but the real star of this dinner is the ribs! I went to pick up the rack so as to pull off the first bone and it broke in two pieces in the middle... ok, b I guess I’ll start in the middle and eat to the ends. I grabbed one of the bones and it came cleanly out of g the th rack! These ribs are sooooo tender they literally fall f off the bone!!!!! The flavor is out of this world... it’s it almost a sin to use any BBQ sauce on them; there is i a selection of sauces on each table if you feel the need though. n As A you can probably tell t the website back story, the ambiance s and a the food all together have just t added Jethro’s BBQ a ‘n ‘ Jambalaya to my m list of all time favorite places f to t eat! (right up towards the top I t might add!!!!!) m West W Des Moines or Waukee? WHO CARES!!!! Just find your way to Jethro’s BBQ ‘n Jambalaya... you won’t regret it!!!!! Until next month, ride safe and eat hearty! Craig Little email@example.com PS If you have someplace you think we should check out in your neck of the woods, shoot me an email.
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Freedom Quilts Ceremony Thunder Roads Magazine of Iowa was invited to a special event outside of Fonda on April 7th. Freedom Quilts had their third annual ceremony scheduled for that day. The day started out with a brisk 40 degrees with variable rain showers. Looking at the forecast revealed the day was to improve precipitation wise, so off on the scooter I went. The first goal for the day was to meet up with Carl Frank from the Polk City American Legion Riders at the intersection of 71 and 3. Carl shot us a heads up months ago about the Freedom Quilts ceremony to be held that day.
t be met by the he S Storm torm to to L Lake group on site, as t they were tasked with e escorting the families c coming from Storm Lake. A After arrival the rifles w were readied and flag line w was set up. The family aarrived to a full driveway oof flags with a rifle salute aand the playing of Taps. T The Alta VFW facilitated tthe 21 Gun Salute and pplaying of Taps. The ffamilies were met and led tto the building through
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Four American Legion Riders presented and displayed the Battle Cross Memorial along with the history and d meaning being explained to the group. The symbolism and meaning behind the rifle, the boots, the dog tags, and the helmet puts things into perspective, no matter how many times you see it. It makes one more fully appreciate the freedoms we enjoy at the cost of others. The ceremony then continued with singing of the National Anthem, the Pledge of Allegiance, a prayer, and then
families of CSM Marilyn Gabbard, SPC Shawn Muhr, SPC Michael Balsley, 2nd Lt. Darryn Andrews, and LCPL Eric Ward. It was awesome to witness the care, concern, and love that goes into the making of these quilts, as Betty gets to know the families to make them personalized to each soldier. Thanks to Betty and her crew for offering comfort to the families who have paid the ultimate price.
words as well Steve Ki King. d spoken k by b local l l organizers i ll as bby St i Mr. King spoke about the sacrifice and benefit of our lost soldiers and thanked the families for their service and offered his sympathies for their loss. He offered a heartfelt speech that reminded the family that â€œweâ€?, as a Nation, will not forget their loss, and that folks like those gathered here today will ensure they are not forgotten. Colonel Altman of the Army National Guard also offered his sympathies and thanks to the families. Betty Nielsen then introduced the quilters, and the presentations were made of quilts to the families. Quilts were presented during the ceremony this year to the
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NAPPY’S “CoonAss” SEAFOOD DIP *(Nappy is the State Editor/Owner for Thunder Roads Louisiana) “We CoonAsses take pride in our own recipe’s when it comes to seafood boils and seafood fry’s. It’s an “ego thing”. And when it comes to family and friend gatherings, we’re always looking for that pat on the back or subtle hint of how to improve upon our cooking skills. While few things in life are free, this dip recipe is yours to try, enjoy and figure out how it may supplement some other recipe you indulge in. After all, that’s what we do down here along the Bayous of Louisiana. No reason to deprive the rest of the country of some of the good things in life....” Most of the ingredients are provided in measurements, but can be adjusted according to taste. Double up everything if you need to make a larger amount. Ingredients: 1 Quart - Mayonnaise (personal preference of course, with considerations to low fat or not) 1 - Small onion, sweet works best 1- Celery stick 2 teaspoons - of garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon - black pepper 2 tablespoons - of Tony Chachere Cajun Seasoning (or an equivalent Cajun seasoning for your region) 1/4 cup - parsley flakes 2 tablespoons - of Hot Sauce (“Louisiane”, Tobasco, your choice - Cayenne pepper may be substituted) 2 tablespoons - Ketchup Slight touch - Creole Mustard Instructions: Puree the onion and celery stick in a food processor, while adding a very small amount of water, enough to liquify. When done, pour into bowl then add the garlic powder, Cajun seasoning, pepper, parsley flakes and hot sauce. To help blend seasonings together use a whisk or fork and stir for about two minutes. Once blended, empty the quart of Mayonnaise along with Ketchup and Creole Mustard then blend your seasoning paste thoroughly with your mayo. Once blended, taste and add whatever seasoning would
be needed to suit your taste. If it’s too hot for your taste, you will need to add more mayonnaise to subdue it. Typical color of the blended recipe should be light pink; Ketchup adds both color and flavor. To effect the flavor of the dip, it should be made a day before use and allowed to sit. Keep refrigerated and feel free to use the mayonnaise jar to store the remaining dip (if there’s any left). Serving Suggestions: This dip is just one of many different styles of seafood dip popular in Bayou Country when it comes to boiling seafood such as shrimp, crabs or crawfish. It also makes an excellent salad dressing, such as a Shrimp Remoulade. Depending on your geographic location, you should find it a compliment to any seafood or crustacean passion. If nothing else, it’s great on Captain’s Wafers. Y’all Enjoy! Nappy. *Note from Editor - We have tasted this dip of Nappy’s first-hand, and it is simple perfection. LICIOUS’ LEMON PIE COOKIES 2 Sticks Unsalted Butter; room temp. 4 oz. Cream Cheese; room temp. 1/2 tsp. salt 2 Cups all-purpose flour 2 Cups Confectioner’s Sugar; divide 2 Lemons Zested & 3 Tbls. of Juice In glass or ceramic medium-size bowl, with hand mixer, beat up butter, 1 cup of the sugar & salt until silky smooth. Add the 2 Tbls. of lemon juice but only half amt. of zest you were able to render Switch mixer down to low, add flour slowly; just a little at a time as it incorporates. Turn dough out onto cutting board and roll it into a log. Cover it with plastic wrap and chill it down for at least one hour. When ready; cut into 1/4 inch discs. Place on silicone baking pad on your cooking sheet, or spray down baking sheet good. Place into preheated 350 degree oven for 20 mins. or until edges are golden brown. Pull from oven and transfer to a cooling rack and keep doing in batches. Mix your cream cheese, 1 Tbl. juice and confectioner’s sugar and half of remaining zest. After all have cooled down, frost each cookie and give each one a twinkle of zest. You can also put mixture in between and make these into mini lemon pie sandwich cookies. Slurp!
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From the Woman’s Seat
I bumped into a long time riding buddy at the grocery store one day. He had stopped for something to grill after enjoying a full day of riding. I was grabbing a few necessities before rushing home to get in some bonding time with my bike. We spent a few minutes catching up on life, our rides and our most recent adventures. We agreed it had been too long since we had shared the wind and vowed to ride together again the following Saturday, for a local fund raiser event. We really didn’t care where the ride was going or how long it lasted, the excitement was about spending time together.
he was up to joining us afterwards. He thought that sounded like a great idea, so I promised to call him at the last stop so he would know when to head that direction.
All day, my thoughts were of him, his wife, his family and the battle he was fighting. As the miles rolled by so did the memories. The bikes that he has owned, the rides we have shared, his never ending generosity towards others and his uncanny ability to bump into someone he knows everywhere he goes. The way he can light up a crowd by just entering the room. The never ending stories he tells Saturday morning when my phone began singing “Born to about the trials and tribulations of life. Stories that are told with so much humor it brings tears to the eyes which is then Be Wild” I knew it was my riding buddy. I figured he was immediately followed by muscles aching from laughter. I calling for details, ensuring he had the right date, location am not sure where the ride went or how many miles were and confirming the departure time. I took the call, but the logged but I relived some of my fondest memories with my news was devastating, life altering, yet that day will be buddy that day. He wasn’t riding along side me but he was dear in my heart forever. My riding buddy was calling to cancel, he didn’t want to but he had to cancel. He explained riding with me. that he had been in the hospital for a few days, he was being discharged but his condition had progressed. He was At the last stop, I made the call as promised. Since he wasn’t physically up to riding, there had been a change disappointed that he was not going to be able to ride in of plans, the route changed! There was a group of bikers the fund raiser. I assured him that he would be missed at headed down “his road” to express what I call “the horny the event and expressed how much I hated hearing that he wasn’t feeling well. The ride was ending just down the road biker salute”. The group had been told “make some noise”! from his home with a barbeque, plenty of people he knew if We wanted him to know that he had been missed, he was in our thoughts and it was time for a barbeque. He assured us, that he and the bike would be at the end of driveway waiting. He didn’t feel his best that day, but a parade of bikers can do wonders to the mind, body and soul. He was grinning ear to ear as the bikes passed, horns blared, throttles revved and pipes thundered by, his very own parade, a salute to him. Then he fired up his bike and joined us for the last couple of miles. He refused to listen to his wife or his doctors regarding his ability to ride the machine that he loved. That day it was “his road” and he was bound and determined that he was going to ride it! That was the last time I rode with my buddy down “his road”, the wind in our hair, the sun shining, we were kicking gears, smiling and nothing else in the world mattered. My buddy lost a courageous and heroic battle with pancreatic cancer a few short weeks later. He had said once, that he hoped a lot of bikes showed up when it was his turn to go. I think he would have been proud of the turnout, standing room only, a true tribute to the kind of man he was and the number of people he touched throughout his journey. Throughout the years, I have joined in many fund raising rides. This year, riding to raise money for a cause has taken on a whole new meaning. I will be riding in Around the Square - Relay for Life Fundraiser by “Wind Bags” in Atlantic on Friday June 22nd. My buddy will not be riding along side me, but I plan to spend that day riding with him again. Paula Jens
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beachwear-type sunscreen that holds together on your skin. The “water resistant” and “very water resistant” types are also good for hot days or while playing sports, because Sunscreens are chemical agents that help prevent the sun’s they’re less likely to drip into your eyes. However, these ultraviolet (UV) radiation from reaching the skin. Two types sunscreens may not be as good for everyday wear. They of ultraviolet radiation, UVA and UVB, damage the skin and are stickier, don’t go as well with makeup, and need to be increase your risk of skin cancer. reapplied every two hours. UVB is the chief culprit behind sunburn, while UVA rays, Many of the sunscreens available in the US today combine which penetrate the skin more deeply, are associated with several different active chemical sunscreen ingredients in wrinkling, leathering, sagging, and other effects of photo order to provide broad-spectrum protection. Usually, at aging. They also exacerbate the carcinogenic effects of least three active ingredients are called for. These generally UVB rays, and increasingly are being seen as a cause of include PABA derivatives, salicylates, and/or cinnamates skin cancer on their own. Sunscreens vary in their ability to (octylmethoxycinnamate and cinoxate) for UVB absorption; protect against UVA and UVB. benzophenones (such as oxybenzone and sulisobenzone) for shorter-wavelength UVA protection; and avobenzone (Parsol Most sunscreens with an SPF of 15 or higher do an excellent 1789), ecamsule (MexorylTM), titanium dioxide, or zinc job of protecting against UVB. SPF — or Sun Protection oxide for the remaining UVA spectrum. Factor — is a measure of a sunscreen’s ability to prevent UVB from damaging the skin. Here’s how it works: If it To ensure that you get the full SPF of a sunscreen, you need takes 20 minutes for your unprotected skin to start turning to apply 1 oz – about a shot glass full. Studies show that red, using an SPF 15 sunscreen theoretically prevents most people apply only half to a quarter of that amount, reddening 15 times longer — about five hours. which means the actual SPF they have on their body is lower than advertised. During a long day at the beach, one Another way to look at it is in terms of percentages: SPF 15 person should use around one half to one quarter of an 8 oz. blocks approximately 93 percent of all incoming UVB rays. bottle. Sunscreens should be applied 30 minutes before sun SPF 30 blocks 97 percent; and SPF 50 blocks 98 percent. exposure to allow the ingredients to fully bind to the skin. They may seem like negligible differences, but if you are Reapplication of sunscreen is just as important as putting it light-sensitive, or have a history of skin cancer, those extra on in the first place, so reapply the same amount every two percentages will make a difference. And as you can see, no hours. Sunscreens should be reapplied immediately after sunscreen can block all UV rays. swimming, toweling off, or sweating a great deal. But there are problems with the SPF model: First, no sunscreen, regardless of strength, should be expected to stay effective longer than two hours without reapplication. Second, “reddening” of the skin is a reaction to UVB rays alone and tells you little about what UVA damage you may be getting. Plenty of damage can be done without the red flag of sunburn being raised. Many after-shave lotions and moisturizers have a sunscreen (usually SPF 15 or greater) already in them, and this is sufficient for everyday activities with a few minutes here and there in the sun. However, if you work outside or spend a lot of time outdoors, you need stronger, water-resistant, 42 - TRMI MAY 2012
Buy a high-quality product with an SPF of 15 or higher; check its ingredients to make sure it offers broad-spectrum protection; and decide whether it works better for everyday incidental use or extended outdoor use. Finally, look for The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation, which guarantees that a sunscreen product meets the highest standards for safety and effectiveness. Once you choose the right sunscreen, use it the right way. But remember, you should not rely on sunscreen alone to protect your skin against UV rays. By following our Prevention Guidelines, you can lower your risk of developing skin cancer, while helping your skin look younger, longer. from skincancer.org
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Four guys go fishing…..After an hour, the following conversation took place: First guy: You have no idea what I had to do to be able to come out fishing this weekend. I had to promise my wife that I would paint every room in the house next weekend..’ Second guy: That is nothing, I had to promise my wife that I would build her a new deck for the pool.’ Third guy: Man ,you both have it easy! I had to promise my wife that I would remodel the kitchen for her.’ They continue to fish. When they realized that the fourth guy has not said a word, they asked him, “You haven’t said anything about what you had to do to be able to come fishing this weekend. What’s the deal?” Fourth guy: I just set my alarm for 5:30 am. When it went off, I shut off the alarm, gave the wife a playful slap on the ass and said: ‘Fishing or Sex?’ And she groggily replied,……’Wear sun-block.’ As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper’s cemetery in the Kentucky back country. As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost and, being a typical male, I didn’t stop for directions. I finally arrived an hour late and saw the funeral guy had evidently gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight. There were only the diggers and crew left and they were eating lunch. I felt badly and apologized to the men for being late. I went to the side of the grave and looked down and the vault lid was already in place. I didn’t know what else to do, so I started to play. The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around. I played out my heart and soul for this man with no family or friends. I played like I’ve never played before for this homeless man. And as I played ‘Amazing Grace,’ the workers began to weep. They wept, I wept, we all wept together. When I finished I packed up my bagpipes and started for my car. Though my head hung low, my heart was full. As I opened the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, “I never seen nothin’ like that before and I’ve been putting in septic tanks for twenty years.”
back up again, hit his head on the table and emerged red-faced. Later, Jim went to the kitchen to get some refreshments Les’s wife followed and asked, ‘Did you see anything that you like under there?’ Surprised by her boldness, Jim admitted that, well indeed he did. She said, ‘Well, you can have it but it will cost you $250.’ After taking a minute or two to assess the financial and moral costs of this offer, Jim confirms that he is interested. Sue told him that since her husband Les played golf Friday afternoons and Jim didn’t, Jim should be at her house around 2pm. Friday afternoon. When Friday rolled around, Jim showed up at Les’s house at 2pm sharp and after paying Sue the agreed sum they went to the bedroom, and closed their transaction. Jim quickly dressed and left. As usual, Les came home from golf at 6 pm and upon arriving, asked his wife: ‘Did Jim come by the house this afternoon?’ With a lump in her throat Sue answered, ‘Why, yes, he did stop by for a few minutes this afternoon.’ Her heart nearly skipped a beat when her husband curtly asked, ‘Did he give you $250?’ Sue was using her best poker face and replied, “Well, yes, as a matter of fact, he did”, she said out loud but kept a smug look on her face. Les, with a satisfied look on his face, continued, ‘Good. He came by the golf club this morning and borrowed $250 from me. He promised he’d stop by this afternoon and pay me back.’ Four guys go fishing…..After an hour, the following conversation took place: First guy: You have no idea what I had to do to be able to come out fishing this weekend. I had to promise my wife that I would paint every room in the house next weekend..’ Second guy: That is nothing, I had to promise my wife that I would build her a new deck for the pool.’ Third guy: Man, you both have it easy! I had to promise my wife that I would remodel the kitchen for her.’ They continue to fish. When they realized that the fourth guy has not said a word, they asked him, “You haven’t said anything about what you had to do to be able to come fishing this weekend. What’s the deal?” Fourth guy: I just set my alarm for 5:30 am. When it went off, I shut off the alarm, gave the wife a playful slap on the ass and said: ‘Fishing or Sex?’ And she groggily replied,…… ’Wear sun-block.’
A man got on the bus with both of his front trouser pockets full of golf balls and sat down next to a beautiful (you guessed it) blonde. The puzzled blonde kept looking at him and his bulging pockets. Finally, after many glances from her, he said, “It’s golf balls. “The blonde continued to look at him for a very long time, Two couples were playing poker one evening. Jim ac- thinking deeply about what he had said. After several cidentally dropped some cards on the floor. When he minutes, not being able to contain her curiosity any bent down under the table to pick them up, he noticed longer, she asked. “Does it hurt as much as tennis Les’s wife, Sue wasn’t wearing any underwear under elbow?” her dress! Shocked by this, Jim upon trying to sit www.thunderroadsiowa.com
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ON THE ROAD AGAIN WOW, I can’t believe it finally happened! The day came when the weather was good, I wasn’t working and we didn’t have appointments. We were finally in the wind again! Can’t believe how good it feels, each and every first time of the season. We loaded up and headed north up Hwy 25 through Guthrie Center. Being the passenger, I of course get to just sit back and enjoy it for a few minutes, before resuming my duties as a passenger. I keep my eyes open for critters, both large and small. It might be daylight, but they are out enjoying the weather too and it’s not unusual to spot rabbits, turtles, the occasional coyote along with turkeys and deer, crossing these country roads. I’m happy to say that the critters kept their distance that day. Once we got to Hwy 141 we decided we needed to go say hello to our friends at the Do Drop In, so we headed east to Jamaica. As we pull in we can hear the rock & roll coming out the front door and we know the owner is in. After a catch-up chat and a libation, we are ready to get back on the road and feel the wind again. Back up to Hwy 141 we continue east with the wind picking up and the clouds playing chase with the sun. Sure hope this awesome weather holds out long enough for us to make a decent day trip out of this ride.
“Where do you want to go?”, “I don’t know, where do you want to go?” ??? I don’t know about y’all, but we go through this a lot around here. So, a friend of ours gave us a new method to use for deciding where to go. Spin the bottle, except instead of kissing, you put the bottle on a map, yes, you can kiss, too! Now a regular sized beer bottle is just a bit too big for a regular sized map, so we had to adapt. We didn’t have any airline sized liquor bottles, so we finally settled on the spinner from a monopoly game. Before we spin we work out how much time we have to spend on our ride, giving ourselves an approximate mile range that we would travel that day. Next, we spin. After we spin we open the magazine and look to see who is in our biker-friendly directory that we could stop and visit along that route. I do believe we may finally have an answer to that age-old question, “Where do you want to go?” I’ll have to keep y’all up-dated on how well this works. Any of our readers out there who try this, send me your stories. Who knows, maybe we’ll start a new trend! See ya on the road, Be Safe. Annette & Murph
We’re always looking for the lesser traveled roads, so we decided to take county road P58 south and cruise back towards Hwy 44. Some of the fields up here have farmers in them getting ready to plant, can you say, SPRING!! So now you know, not only do you have to keep an eye out for the critters, you gotta look out for the sloooow-moving farm machinery out there. Now that we’re back on the road, we find ourselves heading to familiar territory and cruise further south to the town of Redfield to say “hey” to the crew at Off Sides Pizza. Just a short stop here, it’s not long before I’m tugging at the ol’ mans sleeve and letting him know that I’m ready to get back on the road again. I didn’t have to tell him twice! We were off and riding again, this time back west on county road F59 to Hwy 4, which we took north into Panora. There we stopped at a newly opened tavern called the Owl’s Nest. Very nice atmosphere, with good smells coming out of the kitchen. To top it off, we ran into a friend and decided to ride on up the road together to the next town and see what was happening up there. Next stop was Guthrie, talk about coming full circle! With a stop in town just quick enough to wet the whistle, we decided to travel north together to our brother’s hometown. Toolin’ along side by side and I’m pretty sure those speedometer’s were up there near the triple digits! The ride just doesn’t get any better than this, for today. Cause we all know that they just keep getting better and better, each time we get out and go! It is starting to get late in the day and it’s a long one tomorrow. Can’t wait until we have more time to spend out on the road, am really looking forward to our first rally this year. Not sure which one will be the first, but hopefully it will be the first of at least a few this season. Which brings me to a new idea the ol’ man and I are going to be trying out when it comes to deciding where to go when we want to go for a ride. Does this sound familiar, 48 - TRMI MAY 2012
For this motorcycle enthusiast, “H” doesn’t stand for “Harley” but rather “Honda” and “Hodaka”. Simply put, Alan Reynolds collects motorcycles; specifically, Hodaka’s and Honda’s, with a few Yamaha‘s thrown in the mix. He collects his bikes the way some people collect guns or dishes or anything - he keeps the best, replacing the less than perfect. Upon closer inspection and conversation, I discovered that Alan’s collection falls, almost entirely, between the years 1969 - 1979. His motorcycle of choice is a Honda Trail 70 (H model) with a 4 speed from 1970 or 1971. These little dirt bikes were built to tear up the ground and withstand the hard riding that young boys (and girls) were capable of. But Alan’s are in excellent condition. He has at least 10 of these little beauties all with their original paint, with a couple of 50’s thrown in the line-up. While most people preferred the automatics, back in the day, Alan prefers the 4-speed clutch models, which have become quite rare. When I asked Alan how he got started riding motorcycles, his father piped up, “We pulled the first one out of a corncrib in West Liberty.” Neither men remember how old Alan was, but they knew it was a Hodaka Dirt Squirt 80cc. Raised in rural Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, he had plenty of farm ground to hone his skills as a rider. It’s not surprising that many people have never heard of the Hodaka motorcycles. Partnering with a company in Japan, a company in Athena, Oregan began to manufacture a multi-purpose (both street legal and suitable for offroad racing) line of bikes with wacky names. With names like Super Rat (1969), Wombat (1972), Dirt Squirt (1973), and Combat Wombat (1974), to name a few, the
Hodaka was a success. Reynolds is the proud owner of a Combat Wombat, a Dirt Squirt, with its classic chrome tank, a Thunder Dog and a Road Toad. Reynolds is quick to point out three things: His bikes all run. They are not for sale. He doesn’t work on other people’s motorcycles. He finds most of his motorcycles by word of mouth, but did say he checks out the classifieds and other sources from time to time. He once made a trip to a suburb of Chicago to look at one motorcycle that was for sale. That trip netted 14 motorcycles and two additional trips to pick up what didn’t fit in the trailer; the “mother-load”, so to speak. If its parts you’re looking for, it’s likely that Alan has what you’re looking for. Smaller parts are organized in tubs by make/model, while others, such as tanks, tires, and other larger parts, are organized on shelves and hang on the walls like art. You can find Alan and his son, Danny, also a motorcycle collector, at many of the flea markets around the state. I was privileged to “tour” three of the Reynolds’ buildings which share the space with other family collections. I learned that there are other locations which house more motorcycles, more parts, and more stories. Susan Mast
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C.O.I.R. Report Coalition of Independent Riders SAVE THE DATE! Peter A. Sieben Lt Commander C.O.I.R. of Iowa Legislative Officer ABATE of Iowa Dist 20
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Saturday, June 9th the Iowa Coalition of Independent Riders in cooperation with ABATE of Iowa District 20 will throw the 3rd Annual Serving Armed Forces Everyday (S.A.F.E.) , Ride and Party. The festivities will start at 11:00 am at the Ickey Nickel located on 41st St., just off Business Hwy 75 in Sioux City, IA. Serving Armed Forces Everyday (S.A.F.E.) is a community non-profit (501c3) organization whose mission is to support members of the Armed Forces. The primary means of accomplishing this mission is by sending packages to deployed military personnel. They support the troops during deployment by sending care packages to all branches of the Armed Forces and invite families to customize care packages for their specific service members. In addition, they support military families by sponsoring activities to provide their children and other members of their family left behind, with things to do and people to share experiences with. This can help alleviate the feeling of isolation that can accompany the sense of separation and loss when a parent is deployed. For additional information on this worthy cause please check out their website: www.supportsiouxlandsolders. com. Recently, a Fallen Soldier Fund has been established. We can never replace the loss of life, but we can honor the sacrifices of these American Heroes by providing for their families and remembering the price they paid. 100% of the funds raised by this event will assist the families of those soldiers who have been killed in action as part of the Global War on Terrorism.
It will be a party! We’ll be riding through the beautiful Loess Hills of Western Iowa and ending up back at the Ickey Nickel for a meal. After we eat you’ll have the opportunity to bid on various items that have been donated by local businesses and individuals. After the auction, stay and enjoy the live music. Since the Ickey Nickel has 15 acres there’s no need to drive home. Bring your tent, RV, etc. - camping is free and there are even modern showers on site as well as other biker games and a burn-out pit. Join the other 250+ folks who put this event on their yearly list of ‘things to do’!! You’ll have a great time and remember all the money raised goes to a great cause. Want more info? Check it out at www.ickeynickel.com or drop me a line. Peter@ riderpromotions.com. www.thunderroadsiowa.com
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Apr 27 Apr 28 Apr 28 Apr 28 Apr 29 Apr 29 May 4-5 May 5 Panora May 5 Emerson May 5 May 5 May 5 Burlington May 5 May 5 May 5-6 May 12 May 12 May 12 May 12 May 19 May 19 May 19 May 19 May 19 May 19 May 19 May 19 May 19 May 19 May 19 May 20 May 25-27 May 25-28 May 26-27 Soldier May 26 May 27 May 27 May 27 May 28 May 28 Jun 1-2 Jun 1-3 Jun 1-3 Jun 1-3 Jun 2 Jun 2 Jun 2 Jun 2 City Jun 2 Jun 2 Jun 2 Jun 2 Jun 2 Jun 2 Jun 2 Jun 3 Jun 8-10 Jun 9 Jun 9 Jun 9 Jun 9 Jun 9 Jun 9 Jun 13-16 Jun 14-16 Jun 14-16 Jun 16 Boone Jun 16
Iowa Motorcycle Safety Forum ISU Scheman Bldg Ames Council Bluffs/Omaha 2012 Dealer Fun Run F&J Racing 17th Blessing of the Bikes Marshalltown Fender Cycle Open House Des Moines Backroads Biker Leather Shoppe Open House Everly Backroads Biker Leather Shoppe Swap Meet Everly TorqueFest Maquoketa Xtreme Cycle & Off Road Open House 10-2 Free Food SGT Kearney Memorial Run Show&Shine Spanky’s ABATE D25 Awareness Ride Boone CMA Run for the Son Ottumwa Annual Bike Blessing and CMA Run For The Son Cedar Rapids Chrome Divas Motorcycle Awareness Ride Paula’s Poker Run Legion LeMars Hawkeye Harley Davidson Open House Coralville Ride for the Girls, (Breast Cancer Ride) Booneville 3rd Annual Sycles for Sight Polk City 3rd Loud Pipes for the Silent Cancer Ride Cedar Rapids ABATE D16 Awareness Ride Waterloo Third Annual Women’s Ride Hawkeye HD Coralville Miracle Rally for Children’s Miracle Network Farley Soldier’s Benefit Poker Run Waterloo 3rd Annual Poker Run for Pink, Ponca NE Motorcycles On Main Plattsmouth, NE The Rhino Run Plattsmouth, NE Blessing of the Bike Run Davenport BACA 100 Mile Benefit/Awareness Ride Des Moines Blessing of the Bikes ALR 278 Carpenter Armed Forces Day Ride AMVETS Post Des Moines Armed Forces Day Toy Run ALR Post 1 Spencer ABATE D4 Thunder Run Des Moines Hog Wild Rodeo Conesville Iron Horse Bike & Music Festival Sabula Midway Tavern 14th Ann Fun Run, BBQ, Street Dance Sgt JJ Bonnell Poker Run Fort Dodge Vern Worley Helping Hands Poker Run Clinton 7th Annual Dan Sesker Memorial Poker Run Ogden Open River Ride by ALR 278 New Hampton ABATE D9 Memorial Ride Kellogg 2nd Annual Memorial Day Fun Run Foxy’s Osceola MAG Motofest III Clear Lake ABATE D25 Rodeo Nevada National Vintage Motorcycle Rally Anamosa 3rd Down Home Midwest Biker Bask Savanna, IL Carroll Cycle Center Rock-N-Ride Carroll Jaster’s 7th Annual Ride for Life Elkader, Iowa 3rd Annual Charity Ride for Veterans ALR 166 Shellsburg Vietnam Vets Chapter D Bike Blessing/Poker Run VA Iowa Homer Fire Dept Poker Run/Cook Off Homer, NE ABATE D4 Butch Beam Memorial Run Grimes Indee’s Riverwalk Cruise for Make-A-Wish Independence Riding for Mission of Hope Cedar Rapids Tanager Place Car & Motorcycle Show Cedar Rapids 4th Annual Charity Whitetails Poker Run Marble Rock 1st Annual Pre-Eclampsia Benefit Poker Run BeeBeeTown Hill Climb and Swap Meet Anamosa Thrills in the Hills at Westfair in Council Bluffs Fun Run and Hog Roast Excuses Bar Malvern The Ride For Soldiers Scotty’s Saloon Grundy Center ABATE D25 Bike Show Boone Bikes at Blackhawk Lake Rally/Rodeo Lake View Bell Tower Festival Poker Run & Bike Show Jefferson ABATE D10 Fun Rain Run Humboldt Mississippi River Motorcycle Rally Davenport Awesome Biker Nights Sioux City Iowa State HOG Rally Des Moines Goat Fest Band Festival w/Crave Tattoo Gigglin Goat Good Egg Days Poker Run Stuart
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Jun 18 Jun 22 Atlantic Jun 22 Jun 23-24 Jun 23 Jun 23 Jun 23 Jun 23 Jun 23 Jun 23 Jun 24 Jun 29-30 Conesville Jun 30 Jun 30 Jun 30 Jul 5-7 Jul 7 Jul 7 Jul 8 Jul 10-12 Jul 12-14 Jul 14 Jul 14 Jul 14 Jul 14 Jul 14 Jul 14 Jul 14 Jul 14 Jul 14 Jul 21 Jul 21 ALR Le Mars Jul 21 Jul 21 Jul 21 Jul 21 Jul 25-28 Jul 28 Jul 27-29 Jul 28 Jul 28 Jul 28 Prevention Aug 2-4 Aug 6-12 Aug 11 Aug 11 Everly Aug 11 Aug 11 Aug 17-18 Aug 18-19 Aug 18 Aug 18 Aug 18 Aug 19 Aug 24-26 Aug 25 Aug 25 Aug 25 Aug 25 Aug 25 Aug 25 Aug 25 Aug 26 Aug 26 Aug30-Sep1 Aug 31 Aug 30-Sep 2 Aug 31-Sep 3 Sep 1-2 Soldier
Ride Your Motorcycle To Work Day Around the Square, Relay for Life Benefit, by Wind Bags Coyote Fest, Battle of Bands/Rally East Dubuque J&P Cycles Open House Anamosa Flat Track Motorcycle Races State Fairgrounds Des Moines ABATE D14 28th Baldy Memorial Ride What Cheer 2nd annual VODEC Poker Run Council Bluffs Fun Run and Party Goozman’s Westside Harlan 5th Annual Ride it out for Amber Indianola 6th Annual Party in the Park Creston GWTA Nishna Valley Wings MotorCycle Ride Hastings Corn Stalk Music Festival, Circle Of Pride Grounds Wounded Soldier Benefit Fun Run Nitro’s Gravity Iowa Iron Butt Ride Ottumwa Relay for Life Show-n-Shine, Cruise Shenandoah ABATE Freedom Rally Algona “South by Southwest” Fun Run Foxy’s Osceola Freeman Ride Avoca Yellow Ribbon Run Werner Cycle Omaha, NE VULCAN RIDERS USA National Rally McGregor Nitro’s Rally Gravity 9th Annual Skidmore Memorial Run Spanky’s Emerson 3rd Annual Co’s Memorial Fairfield Ride for Dyamond Antique Acres Cedar Falls The Crew MC Mid Summer Bash/Rodeo Cedar Falls Goozman’s Westside Poker Run Harlan Moose Riders Club Benefit Poker Ride Cedar Rapids Taco Run for Children’s Therapy Center Bettendorf 6th Annual Angel Ride to Save the TaTas Fort Dodge Make A Wish Fun Run Mason City 4th Annual Woman’s Fun Run Atlantic George O. Spain Jr. Healing Run, sponsored by NW Iowa Landmark Depot 4th Annual Show & Shine Rockwell City Beamer’s Buddies Fun Run Fort Dodge Patriot Ride Quasqueton Benefit Run for Tracy Brunow Underwood Iowa Grand Motorcycle Rally Newton Make A Muscle Fun Run MDA Benefit Earling Iowa CMA State Rally 5th Annual Brooke Barber Memorial Fun Run Mount Ayr ABATE D10 Tin Butt Run Algona Berkes Bros Memorial Ride for Suicide Awareness & 5th Ann Across the Border Raid Motorcycle Rally Bedford “Event” in South Dakota Atlanticfest Bike Show Atlantic Fall Classic, Show-n-Shine, Ride, Dinner & Street Dance ABATE D15 Too Broke for Sturgis Donahue Hope Ride for MDA Dubuque American Victory Rally Spirit Lake 31th Annual Baxter Days Marne, Iowa Tom Skaff Memorial Sioux City Bob Ezarski Memorial Run Hampton, Iowa ABATE D10 Bikes for Tykes Run Rockwell City Prison Motorcycle Day Iowa State Fair Des Moines 8th Annual BTW Trike In Kellogg Warriors Across Iowa to Benefit WWP Des Moines 4th Annual Ride Your Hawgs For The Dogs Poker Run “Where are we at?” Fun Run Foxy’s Osceola Vic’s Main Tap 4th Annual Fun Ride Audubon HarleysNHotrods Cruise for Kids Antique Acres Cedar Falls Shake, Rattle, and Roll Parkinson’s Benefit Run Rhodes Jami Thielen Charity Poker Run Arnolds Park Children’s Miracle Network Poker Run Ida Grove Widows Sons Masonic Riders Association Bike Show Clinton Davenport Antique Motorcycle Rally Vintage Flat Track Motorcycle Races Davenport Circle of Pride Thunder In the Sand Conesville Iron Horse Bike & Music Festival Sabula Midway Tavern Soldier Valley Run BBQ, Street Dance
Sep 7-8 Sep 7-9 Sep 7-9 Sep 8 Kirkman Sep 10 Sep 10-11 Sep 14-16 Sep 14-16 Sep 15 Sep 15 Sep 15 Sep 15 Muscatine Sep 15 Sep 22 Sep 23 Oct 6 Oct 6 Oct 7 Oct 7 Davenport Oct 14 Oct 14 Oct 20 Oct 21 Nov 9-11 Nov 16 Nov 23 Nov 30 Dec 1 Dec 12
AMA Pro Flat Track Grand Nationals Knoxville ABATE D25 Pufferbilly Days Bike Show Boone Hogs 4 Dogs Benefit Weekend & Ride Ottumwa Ride for the TaTas Benefit Run w/Cheshire Grin East Central Iowa Side Car Rally Anamosa Cannonball Run Anamosa to Spirit Lake State Line End of Summer Rally Keosauqua Thunder Roads Magazine Corn Cob 1000 Ride Amigo’s Bike Show Fort Dodge U of I Children’s Hospital Ride for the Kids Dubuque Carroll Cycle Center New Model Open House Carroll 2nd Jessica Peine Memorial Ride & Music Festival ABATE D8 Toy Run Everly ABATE D10 Toy Run/Auction Fort Dodge Concourse De’ Cornfield Penn Center Church Earlham ABATE D25 Biken For Tikes Run Boone CR Chrome Divas Breast Cancer Awareness Ride Hot Rods & Harleys Car/Bike/Rat Rod Show Hopkinton ABATE D15 28th Toy Run w/USMC Reserves ABATE D4 29th Toy Run Des Moines Carroll Cycle Center Fall Color Ride Carroll ABATE D15 Harvest Run Davenport Carroll Cycle Center Toy Run Carroll STEAM Marshalltown Carroll Cycle Center Ladies Night Out Carroll Turkey Run Clinton Carroll Cycle Center Guys Night Out Carroll CR Chrome Divas “Santa’s Little Divas” Christmas Event 833rd Chopper Raffle Party Ottumwa
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Monday Fireside Grill Altoona Johnny Mac’s Des Moines Tuesday Gathering on the Grounds Fairgrounds (Selected Dates) J&P Cycles Cruise Nights (Selected Tuesdays) Anamosa Ron Dawg’s House Des Moines Victory Lane Des Moines Samz Sports Bar Muscatine Brooklyn’s Ottumwa Shenanigans Boone Wednesday Do Drop (Under the Water Tower) Jamaica Amigos Fort Dodge Quaker Steak & Lube Council Bluffs Rusty Duck Dexter Skatterkats Davenport Lynn’s Des Moines Latitude 41 Bar & Grill Johnston Joe’s Night Hawk Waverly OP Clear Lake Cadillac Jack’s Baxter Thursday Roar Into Harlan (3rd Thursdays) Beer Barn and Grill Kirkman Screaming Eagle Bar & Grill Waterloo The Buck Snort Neola BJ’s Full Throttle Thursdays Waterloo Trophy’s Bar & Grill Des Moines Beach House Humboldt Rides Bar and Grill Fort Dodge Cedar River HD (1st and 3rd Thursdays) Grid Iron Grill & Sports Lounge Webster City Tapz Pub Clive Michelle’s Des Moines Woody’s Roadside Tavern (3rd Thursday) Albion AJ’s Des Moines Square One Clive Linden House Lynnville Ducky’s Lagoon Taylor Ridge Il. Desperado’s Wheatland Kings Korner Grand Mound Friday Spanky’s Bar & Grill Emerson Knoxville Bike Night (1st Friday) Knoxville Throttle Down to “O” Town Osceola Fatboyz Saloon (2nd & 4th Friday) Grimes Bike Down to I-Town (3rd Friday) Indianola Ferg’s Grand Junction Hicklin Powersports Dinner Rides(4th Fridays) Grimes Newton Bike Nights (2nd Fri, except July) Saturday Winterset Bike Night (3rd Saturday) Winterset Booneville Bar Boonville Water Street Bar & Grill Cambridge Sunday Scooter Sunday 411 Main Griswold Haverhill Social Club (3rd Sunday) Haverhill Ickey Nickel Sioux City Team 36 Mitchellville The Edge Missouri Valley
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