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September for some riders is the end of the road for the riding season. Right, wrong, or indifferent, that is just the way it is. Some people have too many things going on when the kiddos get back to school, some are too busy at work, and some just don’t like the unpredictable weather that the fall season holds. The temperatures from the beginning to the end of the month can be greatly varied. Some put the bikes away and start planning for winter and upgrades to their scoots. Before September is completed, get those two and three wheeled machines out as much as you can to avoid the winter drag with cold, snow, and ice. If you need to find a place to go or something to do, simply look inside the back cover for the Thunder Roads Magazine of Iowa Event List and Bike Night & Supper Ride List. There are still a lot of things shakin’ in Iowa in September so enjoy while you can!

win the grand prizes that day. September 16th is the WTF Fun Run in Harlan. This is an event organized by my Father In Law, Mike Wohlhutter. It is his way of giving back to potential and recent lung transplant patients after Mike was fortunate to get a new lease on life a year ago. Last but not least, dealerships have their new 2018 models being released and showing up in showrooms across the state. If you are looking at upgrading, check on page 10 for the dealers listed and hit them up about what models you want to check out.

You may have seen a Save 60 flier online on social media, or on our website, and you will see it on these pages as well. Last year there was a tie for the record number of motorcycle fatalities, and that simply is not acceptable to us. We have partnered with the Iowa Motorcycle Dealers Association and ABATE of Iowa to spread the simple reminder Some of our most favorite events are that we are in large part responsible during the month of September, and for our own safety. If we in essence here are some that TRMI will be at take care of ourselves, then we have this month. August 31st-September less fear about additional legislation 3rd brings the Redneck Revival in that will more than likely just limit Conesville if you want to party on freedoms and make no difference in the eastern side of the state on Labor Day weekend. It is the death tally. Responsibility not legislation to curb the always a good time for partying adults! In western Iowa, rise in motorcycle related deaths. Let’s make sure that September 2nd-3rd the Midway Tavern in Soldier is hosting ourselves and our riding buddies are licensed riders, which the Solider Valley Run, BBQ, and Street Dance. This event have taken a riders education classes, and make sure you or has been going on for years and originally started to fund anyone you ride with rides straight without overindulges. the Veterans Memorial in Soldier. After that was taken care Together we can make a difference. Spread the word to of, proceeds have been going to Soldier Valley area Fire help us save more bikers, and SAVE 60! and Rescue Departments. One benefactor of the party is the newly purchased Fire Station in Soldier. September 3rd Ride safe and enjoy one of the best months of the year for also brings the Biker Bash at Johnny’s Pub in Lake Park if two wheels. you want to hit an event in northwestern Iowa. September 9th is the TRMI Tall Corn Run End of Year Prize Drawing Vernon at Big Barn HD in Des Moines from 1-2. Bring your TCR Ride & Win card, and hopefully walk away with some of Quote of the Month: “It takes more love to share the saddle the thousands of dollars in prizes. You must be present to than it does to share the bed.” ~Author Unknown

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We could not think of a better way to show off the prizes and location of the 2017 TRMI Tall Corn Run Grand Prize Drawing than to have sexy Chelsi posing with the bike. The Grand Prize this year is a 2017 Street Bob provided by Big Barn Harley-Davidson, which is also the location of the drawing on September 9th from 1-2 pm. Must be present to win the prizes that day! Other prizes include gift certificates for a $2,500 paint job at Creative Concepts, (3) $500 Airbrush paint certificates from Air Efex, tattoo certificates from Skin Mechanix, Food and Drink Certificates from Chech Point, a gift card from JLM Shooting Supply, and a bunch of TRMI swag. Don’t miss the fun! 4 - TRMI SEPTEMBER 2017

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CMA Notes

Karla and I have had the opportunity and privilege to ride with a lot of different people and groups over the years. Not just our CMAers but HOG, ABATE, numerous secular groups, many clubs, and yes, even an occasional Winger bunch. There are as many varied styles and levels of experience out there as there are accessories for your bike. Some rides have been pleasurable, some downright scary. Recently one of our trips included some new riders with the accompanying questions, challenges and apprehension. While everyone tries their best, sometimes it works out well but other times, not so much.

Whether we acknowledge it or not we are all trying to find the right rhythm on a spiritual ride. We are told in scripture to emulate Christ, to be like Him, to be followers of God as Jesus did. There are many so-called spiritual teachers, cults or even some churches out there, but if they are not pointing you to Jesus you are not going the right direction. The question is “Who do you want to follow and where are they going”? There are no spiritual Lone Rangers who can go their own way. At some time in life you will have to make a decision, because like it or not we are all on this ride and you can’t just sit this one out. Who you decide to follow will also determine who you will serve and that decision will have eternal consequences. Like Bob Dylan’s song says, “You gotta serve somebody, it may be be the devil or it may be the Lord but you gotta serve somebody”. Times get tough for everyone at different points and we tend to either run to the Lord or away from Him.

One of the things that I get to do is to teach, or maybe facilitate is more accurate, an annual Road Captain class at our State Rally each year. They are told that it works well when you can put that newer rider behind an experienced rider with good habits that they can mimic. Whether it is apex line, speed, communication, destinations, stops or situational awareness, they will learn best by following the best. I think of it as the rhythm of the ride and we know The Bible tells us that Jesus is the way (the route) and that what happens when it’s out of tune. no one comes to the Father (the destination) but through Jesus. [John 14:6] There is one mediator between man and There are many people out there riding that you can follow but if you don’t get safely to the proper destination, God, Jesus. [1 Tim2:5] There is no other name but Jesus by which we must be saved.[ Acts 4:12] It’s all about Him you are following the wrong person. You can’t get to Sturgis by following the group headed to Boston. And no and the sacrifice made on the cross that gives us access to matter how many years in the saddle, we all benefit from the Father. Run to Him. He made the way, we just have to follow. the sharing of experiences, the talks with the Gilmore brothers or other greybearded road-gurus. That is why Blessings, Mark taking the MSF courses for experienced riders get such Mark and Karla Cornick are Area Reps with the Christian rave reviews from all. Motorcyclists Association. Find out more about CMA and God’s plan for you at www.cmausa.org This can apply to pretty much everything in life. I thought there was a good example in the sports section of the paper the other day that talked about Roger Federer winning his unprecedented 8th Wimbledon championship. While I’m not a tennis fan, I liked what he had to say about his career. He wasn’t a child tennis prodigy or groomed from early on but he said he was always very aware and watched those champions that went before him. He tried to emulate what they did. I personally know from hacking around the golf course that one of the best ways to get better is to play with someone that is better than I am. 6 - TRMI SEPTEMBER 2017

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The Biker Friendly Business Edwards Motorsports and RV’s 1010 34th Avenue Directory is a list of establishments Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501 throughout Iowa that sponsor the 712-366-8400 magazine. You can pick up your copy here every month. Let them fullthrottleia.com or edwardsrvs.com know that you saw them in TRMI. Fenders Cycle and Motorsport If your business would like to 1500 E Army Post Road advertise in Thunder Roads Iowa Des Moines, Iowa 50315 Biker Friendly Business Listing and 515-256-9062 become a part of the network, www.fenderscycle.com please email vernon@thunderroadsiowa.com Fenders Honda 100 South 16th Street Ames, Iowa 50010 Biker Accessories info@fendershonda.com 515-233-4727 CoolBikerStuff.com Loess Hills Harley-Davidson 1606 P Avenue 57408 190th Street Milford, Iowa 51351 Pacific Junction IA 51561 877-816-2200 712-622-4000 Follow us on Facebook!! loesshillshd.com Crispy’s Biker Apparel MCA Motors Cedar Rapids, Iowa Motorcycles/ Car Sales Find Us On Facebook 4200 E 14th Street DSM 319-241-0916 515-291-5223 On Facebook HMC Industries, Inc. 702 S. 3rd Ave. Metro Harley-Davidson Marshalltown, IA 50158 2415 Westdale Drive SW Toll Free: 844-957-1502 Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404 hmcindustries.com 319-362-9496 www.metro-motorsports.com Leather & Hawgs 316 Main, Hornick, Iowa Nishna Valley Cycle 121 1st St, Soldier, Iowa HONDA – YAMAHA – KTM leather@wiatel.net Atlantic, Iowa 50022 www.leatherandhawgs.com 1-888-577-6406 www.nishnavalleycycle.com

Churches

Rebels In His Hands 600 16th Avenue Council Bluffs, Iowa Mark and Lora Schiller Pastors 712-329-9901

Dealers

Route 65 Harley-Davidson 1300 S Jefferson Way Indianola, Iowa 50125 515.962.2160 www.route65hd.net Uptown Motors Sales, Inc 310 Cleveland St Muscatine, IA 52761 563-263-2944 www.uptownmotorsales.com

Baxter Cycle 311 4th Street Marne, Iowa 51552 712-781-2351 www.baxtercycle.com

Wiebler’s Harley-Davidson 5320 Corporate Park Drive Davenport, IA 52807 563-355-6437 www.wieblers.com

Big Barn Harley-Davidson 81 NW 49th Place Des Moines, Iowa 50313 515-265-4444 www.bigbarnhd.net

Zylstra Harley-Davidson 1930 E 13th Street Ames, Iowa 50010 515-232-6223 zylstrahd.com

C&C Custom Cycle 130 E Lincoln Chariton, Iowa 50049 641-774-7494 www.cc-cycle.com

Entertainment

Carroll Cycle Center 1327 Plaza Dr Carroll, Iowa 712-792-1610 www.carrollcycle.com

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Book Em Dano’s 33 S Main Street Denison, Iowa 51442 712-263-9818Mon-Sat 4-2 Dancers Nightly 5-1:30

Celebrations DJ & Karaoke Services Newton, IA 641-521-8036 Any Occasion /Rally or Event EmCee Facebook/Ray Johansen(Celebrations) Specializing in Weddings & Receptions

C&L Sandbar 103 North Noyes Street Mondamin, IA 51557 712-646-2300 or 712-216-0975 Hours Daily 11-close

Marshall County Hangmen DUO ACT AVAILABLE Bike Nights, Bars, Private Parties Large Events & Small Dave Gray 641-691-0822

Calvin Rockett Bar & Grill 2013 South Center Street Marshalltown, Iowa 50158 641-328-1033 Open 7 Days a Week 11 – Close

National Motorcycle Museum 102 Chamber Drive Anamosa, Iowa 52205 319-462-3925 Nationalmcmuseum.org

Desperados 105 E 5th Street Atlantic 712-243-7087 Home of Cold Beer, Good Times, Pizza & Wings

Okoboji Classic Cars Museum and Restoration Shop 810 Jeppeson Road West Okoboji, Iowa 51351 712-332-8029

Eddies Tavern 407 D Street Sergeant Bluff, Iowa 51054 Open 11am 7 Days/Week 712-943-9924

Food and Drink

Ferg’s Bar & Grill 806 Hwy 30 Grand Junction, Iowa 50107 515-738-5416 Where Good Friends Meet

American Legion Post 46 1301 S 6th Street Marshalltown, Iowa50158 641-752-3612 Open to the Public 7 Days a Week American Legion Post 111 1101 W 4th Street S Newton 641-792-3353 Open to the Public 7 Days a Week Newtonamericanlegion111.org Amigo’s 280 North 1st Street Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501 515-576-0142 Amigosfortdodge.com Baffles Bar & Event Center 300 S 17th Street Ames Open Sundays 515-291-5223 On Facebook Barn Town Brewing 9500 University Avenue WDM, IA – 515-978-6767 Good Beer & Biker Friendly! Barntownbrewing.com Barney’s 203 S Mill Street Wadena, Iowa 52169 563-774-2525 Barney’s Wadena on Facebook Baxa’s Sutliff Store & Tavern 5546 130th Street NE Lisbon 319-624-2204 Cold Beer, Delicious Food, Good Music & Great Times! Bootleggers of Millville Awesome Stop, Great Staff, Fantastic Food Tops in Scenic River Rides Check us on Facebook 563-252-7775

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Firehouse Bar 1211 5th Street Downtown Sioux City, IA 712-224-1020 Open Daily at 12:00 Fore Seasons Golf Bar 6232 HWY S-74 South Newton, Iowa 50208 641-792-1246 Open to the Public 7 Days a Week Greencastle Tavern – Mingo Outdoor Patio – Friendly Service Wed Bike Nights – Fri Steak Night Coldest Beer in Central Iowa Greencastle Tavern/Ryan Maher on FB Grinnell Eagles Club 616 4th Avenue Grinnell, Iowa 50112 Open 7 Days a Week Check Us on Facebook Grinnell Pub 909 State Street Grinnell, Iowa 50112 641-260-8003 Grinpub@aol.com Goozman’s Westside Bar & Grill 1019 7th St Harlan, Iowa 712-755-2259 Goozman’s Westside on Facebook Happenings Bar 508 W Market Street Steamboat Rock, Iowa www.happeningsbar.com 641-868-2000 Haverhill Social Club 202 1st Street Haverhill, Iowa 50120 641-475-3321 Mon-Sat 10-2, Sun 12-12

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Hog Stop BBQ 2327 S. 24th Street Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501 712-EAT-BBQS Hog Stop BBQ on Facebook

Midway Tavern 206 1st Street Soldier, Iowa 712-884-2230 www.midwaytavernsoldier.com

Riverside Tavern 450 E Main St Lehigh, Iowa 50557 515-359-9998 Email:riversidetap@gmail.com

The Back Forty 317 Main St. Macedonia, Iowa 51549 712-486-2687 facebook.com/thebackforty

Ickey Nickel Bar & Grill 4700 41st Street Sioux City, Iowa 51108 712-239-2772 The Ickey Nickel Bar & Grill on Facebook

Minden Bowl Café & Lounge 209 Broadway Street Minden, Iowa 51553 712-483-2937 Minden Bowl on Facebook

RJ’s Bar & Grill 228 High Street – Kellogg Mon-Sat Lunch and Dinner 6 AM Breakfast Sat-Sun 641-526-9911

The Buck Snort Restaurant & Sports Bar 25 Scott Street Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503 712-328-2825 TheBuckSnortrestaurantandsportsbaronFB

Iron Saddle Saloon 39 S Main Street Dayton, Iowa 50530 515-547-3311

Montgomery Street Pub 207 East Montgomery Street Creston, Iowa 50801 641-782-2165

Rodell’s Smokehouse 122 John Wayne Drive Winterset, Iowa 50273 rodellsbarbque.com 515-462-4569

The Buck Snort 419 Sharp Street Glenwood, Iowa 51534 712-520-6454 Buck Snort Glenwood on Facebook

J.R. Willie’s Gateway to the Beautiful Hill Country Colesburg, IA 563-856-5095 Open Daily Mon-Sun 11AM Home of the Willie Whopper

Mudders in Minburn Coldest Beer in Dallas County Bar Food-Wings-Pizza-ETC 515-897-9223 Open M-Sun 11AM Facebook Mudders

Sambetti’s Bar and Grill 1430 2nd Avenue Des Moines, Iowa 50314 515-245-9780 Mon-Sat 11a-2a, Sun 11a-7p

The Buck Snort 113 4th Street Neola, Iowa 51559 712-485-9090 The Buck Snort on Facebook

Johnny’s Pub Lake Park, Iowa Bike Night Tuesdays Thru September Find us on Facebook

North 40 Bar Magnolia, Iowa 402-301-8234 Look Us Up on Facebook Come Have Fun at the GYM!

Scooters on Broadway 475 NE Broadway Des Moines, Iowa 515-288-1053 scootersonbroadway@hotmail.com

The Buck Snort Oakland 310 Dr Van Zee Road Oakland, Iowa 51560 712-355-5315 The Buck Snort Oakland on FB

Just 1 More 515-570-4206 403 3rd Ave Under the Water Tower Jamaica, Iowa

Old Timer Tavern 401 S Center Street Marshalltown Mon-Sat 6am-2am, Sun 12pm-2am Outdoor Patio-Live Entertainment 641-753-9854 and Facebook

Sidetracked 206 West Union Street Creston, Iowa 50801 641-782-8534

The Dog House 402 Main Street Colo, Iowa 50056-7720 Open 1st and 3rd Saturdays 641-485-8425

KC’s Tavern 120 N Main Street Bridgewater, Iowa 50837 Mon-Fri 4:30-Close, Sat-Sun 1-Close Find Us on FB 641-369-2017

Outsiders Pub 207 N. Main Street Roland, Iowa, 50236 515-388-4443 Outsiders Pub on Facebook

Southside Lounge 408 2nd Street Dedham, Iowa Open 4-Close Weekdays Open 3-9 Sundays 712-683-5664

Knickers Saloon 2186 Central Avenue Dubuque, Iowa 52001 563-557-0887 365 Days a Year Knickers Saloon on Facebook

Papa Joe’s 117 South 6th Street Missouri Valley, Iowa 51555 712-642-9015

Sportsman Bar & Grill 103 1st Street Pisgah, Iowa 51564 712-456-2222 FOOD, FUEL, FUN

B Lampe’s Pub 608 Iowa Avenue Dunlap, Iowa 51529 712-643-5781 Open 7 days a week at 11 AM

Pearl Street Social Club 110 Pearl Street SW Shellsburg, Iowa 52332 319-436-7100 Find Us On Facebook!

Stumpy’s Bar & Grill 423 Main Street Duncombe, Iowa 50532 515-543-4222 Stumpy’s Bar & Grill on Facebook

Pines Steakhouse Oinkers Lounge & Grill

Lynn’s On Merle Hay 6014 NW 59th Ct Johnston, Iowa 50131 515-270-9806 Find us on Facebook!

1500 E 7th Street Atlantic, Iowa 50022 712-243-3606 M-F 11AM-, S-S 4PM-

Suds –N- Jugs Bar & Grill 807 Iowa Avenue Onawa, Iowa 51040 712-433-4880 Nightly Food Specials

Main Street 519 S Main Street Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501 712-256-3613 Open 7 Days a Week

Pizza Ranch DENISON 510 HWY 39 North Denison, Iowa 712-393-3333 Check Us Out on Facebook Open 7 Days a Week

Sundown Bar and Grill 112 W State Street Williamsburg, Iowa 52361 319-668-2994 Patio Bar and Brick Oven Pizza

Pizza Ranch HARLAN 613 Court Street Harlan, Iowa 51537 712-755-2262 Check Us Out on Facebook Open 7 Days a Week

T.J.’s Pourhouse 100 E. Washington Street Exira, Iowa 50076 712-268-2353 Open M-SAT.@11, SUN.@ NOON

Red Oak Tap 419 E. Reed Red Oak, Iowa 51566 712-623-4788

Team 36 Bar & Grill 101 2nd Street NW Mitchellville 515-957-0360 Sunday Funday Summertime Stop Open 7 Days a Week, Weekend Breakfast

McCanns Tap NE 14th & 54th Des Moines, Iowa 50313 Bike Parking M-F 2:00 Sat & Sun 11:00 Mi Casa Family Restaurant 512 Market Street Harlan, Iowa 51537 712-755-2258 Enjoy Drinks at the Full Bar!

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The Edge 3157 Joliet Avenue Missouri Valley, Iowa 51555 712-642-2229 The Edge on Facebook The Lounge 1005 Chatburn Ave Harlan, Iowa 51537 712-755-5050 The Lounge Harlan Iowa on Facebook The Lucky Pig Pub & Grill 113 W Walnut Street Ogden, Iowa 50212 515-275-9946 The Lucky Pig Pub & Grill on FB The Place2B! 116 N. Federal Ave Mason City, IA 50401 M-F 3p-2a S-S 2p-2a Find Us On Facebook The Roadhouse 105 Washington Marne, Iowa 51552 712-781-2272 Home of the Marne Burger The Sawmill Bar & Grill Now with a Full Menu 401 Main St New Market, IA 51646-3079 712-585-3601 The Still Templeton, Iowa 712-669-9445 Check Us Out on Facebook Web Page Coming Soon!

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The Yankee Clipper 312 SW Maple St Ankeny, Ia 50023 515-964-9484 yankeeclipperbar.com Thirsty’s on 3rd 2202 W 3rd, Davenport 563-424-1143 Follow Us on Facebook Daily Thirst Quenching Deals

Insurance & Financial Farm Bureau Financial Services 208 Faith Ave Underwood, IA 51576 Shane.baker@fbfs.com 712-310-7475 or 402-379-3237 O’Malley Weatlh Mgmt. 5623 NW 86th Street Suite 400 Johnston, Iowa 50131 515-490-0930

Tobey Jacks Mineola Steak House Mineola, Iowa 712-526-2078 Open 7 Days a Week Check Us Out on Facebook

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Vic’s Main Tap 304 Broadway Audubon, Iowa 50025 712-563-2122 Opens M-F 3, Sat 10, Sun 3

Hupy and Abraham sc, pc Lawyers for Bikers 800.800.5678 Hupy.com

Whatcha Smokin? BBQ+Brew 403 Iowa Avenue Luther, Iowa 50152 515-257-7490 Everyday 11am-9pm

IowaBikerLawyers.com Leehey Olson Law, PC Riding & Defending Your Rights for Over 30 Years 877-209-9452

Whitetails Bar & Grill 101 N. Main St. Marble Rock IA,50653 641-397-9900 Mon- Sat 7am breakfast 2am Close www.whitetailsbarandgrill.com

Walker, Billingsley & Bair 208 N. 2nd Ave. West Newton, Iowa 50208 Corey@WalkLaw.com 641-792-3595

Wilson’s Tap and Recreation 1008 Story Street Boone, Iowa 50036/ 515-433-1395

Lodging/Food

Wobbly Boots 1301 114th St Clive, IA 515-223-5700 Great BBQ! Open Daily at 11:00

Guns and Ammo

Laid Back Manor 312 Parker Street Green Mountain, Iowa (870)484-2561 “A great little place to ride to!”

Photo and Art Ullrich Photography PO Box 1842 Clinton, Iowa 52733 563-243-8715 www.natanic.com

2A Firearms Training Training to Protect Your 2nd Ammendment Rights 641-439-6660 Craig.2aft@gmail.com JLM Shooters Supply 6931 Doublas Avenue Urbandale, Iowa 50322 jlmgunshop@gmail.com 515-331-1577 McCunn Specialty Firearms 74980 Richland Road Massena, Iowa 50853 www.mccunnsguns.com 712-779-GUNS Pistol Pete’s Guns and Ammo Eldora, Iowa 641-858-6878 pistolpetesgunsandammo@gmail.com DISCOUNTS for ABATE Members Eric Ross & Steve Eggleston Wendl’s Weapons 529 N East Street Carroll, Iowa 51401 712-775-2338 www.wendlsweapons.com

Services A+ Affordable Heat, Air, Refrigeration & Geo Thermal 22274 Old Lincoln Hwy Crescent, Iowa 51526 712-329-9901 Action Towing Council Bluffs, Iowa 712-325-8235 Discount or FREE Motorcycle Towing AMSOIL Iowa Synthetics Iowa’s Leading Wholesale Distributor Guaranteed Low Prices 641-751-2893 www.iowasynthetics.com

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BCS Computers 100 Industrial Road Guthrie Center, Iowa 50115 641-747-3344 www.brubakercomputer.com

Pike Run Services 320 Main Nichols, Iowa 52766 Shop 319-723-4244 Cell 319-330-4541

Irwin Locker & Catering 502 Ann Street Irwin, Iowa 51446 712-782-3215 irwinlocker@gmail.com

Pops Cycle House 4200 NE 14th Street Des Moines, Iowa Custom Builds, Motorcycle Maintenance 480-849-3200

Southwest Iowa Sandblasting Mike Magers 65162 Oxford Rd Atlantic, Iowa 50022 712-249-3995

Shops & Fabricators Bent Wrench Cycles 911 7th Street Harlan, Iowa 51537 712-235-2453 Bent Wrench Cycles on Facebook Bigfuuts Paint & Repair Baxter, IA 515-577-6730 Custom Paint & Fabrication After Hours Service & Parts Stereos-Electrical-Repairs Butterfield’s M.C. Parts 8025 Blondo Street Omaha, NE 68134 402-391-3768 Chuck’s Cycle Service and Repair S&S and Drag Specialties Dealer 714 East 7th Street Washington, Iowa52353 319-461-5278 Creative Concepts Collision 422 Market Street Harlan, Iowa 51537 712.755.2231 Cycle Clinic 2209 ML King Pkwy Des Moines, Iowa 50314 cycleclinicdm.com 515-288-6954 Cycles Plus Bikes, ATVs, Snowmobiles 300 Walnut Street Atlantic, Iowa 50022 712-243-3987 F & J Racing 701 N 3rd Ave Marshalltown, Iowa 50158 641-752-8651 www.fandjracing.com

Road Rage BikeWorks 401 High Street Avoca, Iowa 51521 712-307-6111 Road Rage BikeWorks on Facebook SS Collision, Cycle Works & Graphics 2902 11th Ave SW Spencer, Iowa 51301 712-262-3959 www.sscollision.com Steffens Cycle Shop LLC 1311 E 7th Street Atlantic, Iowa 50022 712-243-3076 M-F 8-6 Most Sat 9-12 Or Call Weeks Manufacturing & Powdercoating 2235 400th Street Walnut, Iowa 51577 402-651-6977 weeksmanufacturing@gmail.com

Tattoo Skin Mechanix INKorpar8ted 117 No. 16th Street Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501 712 256-2847 Check Us Out on Facebook

Tires Sandbothe Firestone 1106 Main Street Griswold, Iowa 51535 712-778-2223 Sandbothe Firestone on Facebook To buy ad space for your business or service in our directory, give us call at 712-249-5630 or email vernon@ thunderroadsiowa.com

Motorcycle Medic 3176 Highway 30 Woodbine, Iowa 51579 712-647-2818 Open Tues-Sat Noon-6PM Nelson Machine & Forge General Machining, Ornamental Iron, Weld/Fab 70 Washington Street Marne, Iowa 51552 712-781-2220

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the boring stuff

life insurance

This month we are going to take a different approach and Permanent verses term: This again is sometalk about life insurance. Now before I get too deep remem- thing you need to sit down with your agent and really beber that there are a lot of ways in which life insurance fits a come familiar. Sometimes using both is the answer. Other person’s life style. I am going to just give some ideas and a times one or the other is a better fit. Here are the differences. brief overview. Term: This is renting life insurance. Here the insurance I have heard people talk about life insurance in so many company agrees to cover you for a specific period of time. ways. I won’t be here what do I need that for? I already Most are 10, 20, and 30 years. At the end of that time your have life insurance through work! How much is enough? coverage ends and you part ways or you can rewrite your The questions are endless. Let’s get something clear right policy at a much higher level. The idea here is as we age the out the gate. Insurance companies make a lot of money on amount of life insurance needed goes down. So, you take a life insurance. It gives them a lot of time to invest the precheaper policy to get you through raising kids and growing miums. That being said, let’s dive into some thoughts. your family. Great option but again price should not always be the reason for the purchase. PLEASE if you already have I have personally known people who have had a spouse pass a term policy and it is an annual renewable term get rid of it away or themselves become ill. Neither of which had the NOW!!! necessary life insurance in place to take care of themselves or their families. I have seen the hardships that can cause Permanent: There are many types of permanent policies. and know what a difference it can make for your loved ones. The most well-known is whole life. These types of policies will gain a cash value that can be used for many things Let’s start by answering some common questions or redown the road. The biggest benefit to these policies is that marks. the premium never changes and can in fact accrue at a rate it will pay for itself in the future. The down side is they I won’t be here to enjoy it: Well this one has that cost more up front because they never increase. a lot of flaws. There are now life insurance policies that contain living death benefits. This means you can withdraw The information above is just a small part of what life inagainst the total death benefit to make memories while you surance is. From here it really needs to be a conversation are still here. There are also times where you want your between you and an agent. family to maintain a certain lifestyle or to protect what you have worked so hard to build. There is also an issue of If you have been a reader of this series I would really do you want your family to suffer or do you want to leave like to take this series down a new path. I would love money behind to help your children with an education? The to start answering insurance questions that you guys answer to this thought is what do YOU want for your fam- have!!!!!! Please email me and I would be happy to start ily? responding in my article.

Life insurance through work: This is a

great benefit at your place of employment. You will not find Shane Baker……..Rider and Agent……. cheaper or easier to get life insurance. The problem with 2012 Road Glide…shane.baker@fbfs.com this is if you lose your job or transfer jobs, most employer life insurance policies will not transfer with you. You are then faced with higher premiums to purchase the same amount as before. Life insurance is based on your age and health. The earlier you place life insurance in your life the cheaper the rates. I am a large advocate of purchase the cheap coverage and then supplement outside of work to fill your need. That way no matter what, you have insurance. Since work is part of this one, did you know there are riders you can place on a life insurance policy that will pay the premium if you are disabled?

How much is enough:

This is probably one of the toughest questions. Insurance calculators are always going to give you a large amount. I feel they work in the interest of the insurance company. So, I take them with a grain of salt. Life insurance calculators do help you get thinking about areas you can use life insurance that you may not have considered. I always ask those questions and then expand to make sure the question best fits your lifestyle. There is no one answer here that fits any one person. 14 - TRMI SEPTEMBER 2017

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99 counties to tour on the bike, 99 counties to tour, take one down, drive on around, 12 counties to tour on the bike. A few years back, a summer riding goal was to ride through each one of the counties of Iowa, and what was found was a wealth of interest and beauty. Each month we will revisit each county as a featured article. We will tell you about new things to see, places to ride, and give you a little spark of curiosity for our state of Iowa.

Union County Union County lies in southern Iowa and is intersected by Highways 25 and 34. While there are over 12,000 people that call Union County their home, the majority of those actually reside in the county seat of Creston. Union county spans a total of 426 square miles, with only 2 of those being water. We had a little free time on a Sunday and decided to invite some of my family along to see what we do on a county tour. My parents, and my cousin Ben and his daughter Aiden joined us for the ride. It was supposed to be a hot one, so we left bright and early hoping to beat the heat so to speak. We entered Union County in the south west corner near Kent, and in true Family vay-cay style we had to immediately take a detour due to the entrance to Kent being a gravel road. I felt a kinship to Chevy Chase as we one by one circled back around and regrouped to head towards a more biker friendly approach to Union County. We decided that maybe we should take Hwy 34 back towards Creston; since we knew there were paved ways into the county seat. Hwy 34 gave us some nice scenic views along the way, and it was a nice quiet Sunday morning to boot, so the ride was calm and relaxing. Once reaching Creston we first stopped at the Frank Phillips Visitor Center. It’s definitely a cool photo opportunity with the renovated Phillips 66 gas station and period correct gas pumps as a backdrop. The station was originally built in 1931, and was one of the first operating Phillips stations in the state of Iowa. From the station we passed by HiCrest Auto to say hello to Bill Stewart and see what smoking deals he had on various dream cars I would like to take home, Bill and most of his staff are avid riders and readers of TRMI! Then we headed over to another historical treasure, the restored depot. The depot is located at 116 W Adams Street and is on the National Register of Historic Places, signifying Creston’s railroad heritage. Tours of the depot are available, there are more model trains than I have ever seen in one place, and there are still more than 40 trains that pass by each day. Next

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we checked out The Union County Historical Village in McKinley Park. The village has 15 buildings to tour and is open weekends Memorial Day through Labor Day. Creston is also home to a manufacturing plant of Bunn Coffee Makers, so if you are in the market for a new brewer and want to buy local, it doesn’t get much more local than this. If you are looking for food or drink, you can find them here, for sure. Casa De Oro if you’re feeling spicy or the Creston Family Restaurant if you are looking for some down home cooking… either one will treat you right. If you cruise down Spencer Street be sure to check out Bones Motorcycle and tell them you saw it in TRMI. In addition to these yearlong attractions, Creston also hosts Party In The Park each June and Hot Air Balloon Days each September, with over 40 balloon race participants, a craft fair, and numerous vendors. A couple of great places to wet your whistle and chat with some local bikers are at Montgomery Street Pub and Sidetracked. Both places are the epitome of friendly, small town biker bars. While there was more than enough happening in Creston to occupy us, we had more stops to make, and a date with Vernon’s long-time friend Denise that we didn’t want to miss, so we jumped back on 34 and headed east towards Afton. The first thing we noticed when hitting the edge of town was that we were hungry…We passed by Up in Smoke BBQ and TJ’s Bar and Grill on our way to our destination of El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant. It was

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quickly becoming ridiculously hot (so much for beating the heat), and the splash pad we parked next to looked awful tempting to us all. Aiden, if I was 12 I would have gone ahead and jumped right in, clothes and all….so kudos on being a mature biker chick, where I would have failed miserably! We waited only a few short minutes before Denise arrived. I was anxious to meet this woman who had earned Vernon’s respect and admiration long before I had…”Tedrow” as he lovingly refers to her was everything I could have hoped for from one of the few nurses that my hubby has never wanted to bury six feet under at some point in their relationship. So anyhoo…Tedrow had given us some pointers for the Union county tour, as well as the suggestion for vittles, so I was hoping that she was dead on in this area too. The food was fabulous, and the great company was just the icing on the cake… it was great to finally meet you in person and put a face to all of Vernon’s stories from his EMS days! On another note, in chatting with our waitress, we found that in addition to El Ranchito, her uncle happens to own a previous Will Ride to Eat feature, El Adobe in Audubon… stop by either if given the chance, they won’t disappoint! We spent as long as we could inside chatting before braving the heat again, but eventually we had to leave the air conditioned sanctuary and continue our tour. We cruised to the eastern edge of the county and passed through Thayer before cutting back a bit to take Hwy 169 North to Lorimor. Lorimor is a similar size to our own Kimballton, and has a nice convenience store called the Whistle Stop. Kind of a classic small town catch all with groceries, hot food, and fuel…all in one location. We had nearly exhausted our supply of sunscreen and water at this point, and figured we better make a b-line for home before we either burnt to a crisp or burst into flames, so we zig zagged our way along two lanes back to Kimballton, dropping Aiden and Ben in Audubon on the way by. Everyone seemed to have a good time despite the heat, and Griswold-like adventure mishaps, they even volunteered to go along again! We will see who steps up and wants to join us next time when we head to the south eastern part of the state and cruise around Van Buren County. Melanie J Schwarte Melanie@thunderroadsiowa.com Thunder Roads Magazine of Iowa on Facebook

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Freedom Rally 2017 Another summer and another Freedom Rally in the books. This was the 33rd annual ABATE party of the year. This year’s attendance was around 8,500 and that makes for a very large party. It happened to be my second trip to the Algona rally, this year and last. This was my first time being with the magazine, so the experience was a little different. Don’t get me wrong, I was at the first Freedom Rally in Humboldt 33 years ago in 1985. I joined ABATE in 1983 while it was in its beginning. I remember my card number was 254.

town’s 4th of July celebration falling on different times of the week, (I have a huge parade to organize), I got to attend. My brother Tom, good friend Wade, and I loaded up and headed out Saturday morning, July 1 early in the morning for the last big day of the rally. The ride was 135 miles. We stopped in Gilmore City to rest the bladder. I told my brother I was not going to work the magazine this trip and take the week off.

I fell out of the scene and lost my bike shorty after because of what is called a “Love Sale “. For those not knowing what that is, it is when someone you love tells you to sell something and you do! Well, I don’t love her anymore and 5 1/2 years ago I bought another bike. I have been riding hard and making up for lost time. So this year, with the Freedom Rally and my home Yeah right. I took a magazine into the bar and left my card. Ended up taking 200 pictures at the rally for the magazine and ABATE’s Face Book site. We pulled into Algona shortly before 11:00. We went downtown to figure out what we needed before we got to the rally site and how to meet up with our group already there. We walked into a bar thinking it was time for a cheese burger. There sat our buddy Daren Lauritsen that we needed to find. He had been there for a few days and had a place for our tents. He told us where and we parted ways. We pulled into the gate and checked in and proceeded to get all kinds of lost inside. The place was packed and we could not find our people. When we finally found them we pitched our tents. Didn’t take long for Vernon and Melanie

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from the magazine to find me. They gave me some pointers and said to find Eric Ross of ABATE with Public Relations driving around in a side by side ATV. Didn’t take long, he drove by and I stopped him. He said “get in”. The Rally site is absolutely amazing. After renting a public park in Humboldt, ABATE bought this land just outside Algona and the first Rally here was in 2002. There are 140 acres with around 10 miles of wellmaintained gravel roads winding through it. It used to be an elk ranch with a 8 foot fence around it. One might think the fence was to keep people out. Back then it kept the animals in. Now it keeps the party animals safe. I spent the better part of 45 minutes with Eric. He showed me the entire park as I took pictures. He took me to a place he said not too many people have ever been. It was way up on top of a hill and had a great view of the park below. He even got me a back stage pass to use for the stage events later on in the day. When we parted, I told him that I could not thank him enough for the tour and hospitality.

And then there are the bands. The head liner this year was Hairball. If you have never seen them, you don’t know what you’re missing. It is a sort of tribute band that does some nine plus different bands all in the same night. In their 16th year of performing, they have as much equipment and a light show as the bands they are impersonating. It is high power stadium rock from the 1980’s. Only the singer does the impersonations. The rest of the band remains Hairball and puts on a show themselves. The lead guitar player is one of the best I have seen. Now there are 3 singers. One on stage at a time as the other two dress up back stage as the band singer they are covering. When that singer comes out, you might think he is the real thing. The one that does David Lee Roth of Van Halen nails it. Oh ya, I had a back stage pass and got to party with the band and take pictures. Frank Fritz from a popular TV series was even running around back stage and he was inside the Monster costume when the band did their Alice Cooper part of the show. It was a long day and an even longer night. I eventually found my way to my tent and woke up to a hangover. Had a good breakfast in the vending area and left the hangover in Algona. With a lot of other things, as they say, What Happens at the Freedom Rally stays at the Freedom Rally!! The Freedom Rally will be held July 5, 6, and 7 in 2018. If we cross paths, stop me and we can chat awhile. See you on down the road.

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I always enjoy the vending area. I spend a lot of time here. It is a little like the state fair. People selling everything you can imagine. Food (the smell alone makes you hungry), clothes, leather goods, patches and sewing, jewelry, you name it they’ve got it. You could even hire a lawyer as IowaBikerLawyer.com had a booth. This year I made two main purchases. First, I bought a pair of tactical SWAT boots. I usually can’t find them anywhere except on the Internet. Here I could actually try them on and buy the correct size. And second, I bought beer. Beer prices are reasonable, unlike the state fair or concert venues that gouge you on the price. And I like beer. The vending area is bigger than the entire business district of the town I am from. Thund under Roads Magazine of Iowa on Facebook

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Motorcycles—European Style By Dick Tremain Europeans and the French embrace motorcycling a bit differently than we do, as these photos will show. They were taken on a recent trip my wife, Maureen, and I took to France.

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I think it was Johnny Shakespeare, old Bill’s mead swilling cousin that once said that, or something similar to it. But one of the coolest options we have when riding our mighty iron steeds is when going on a trip, we can do whatever the hell we want! Well, some of the time, you know, within reason, budget restraints, weather conditions, time off from work, demands on our time to get back for the kids sporting events, that yard work that needs to be done, however other than those items we can go where we want, when we want and nothing can stand in our way! “Get Your Motor Runnin… Head out on the Highway, lookin’ for adventure, and a hotel that may come our way”.. To bastardize that song, it can be fun to point the bike in certain direction, swing a leg over and just see where the road takes you. Sadly, it’s becoming a lost art, and maybe that is okay. Sure the rebellion spirit is something that should never leave your soul and it’s part of the pure spirit that moves us to ride year after year. Knowing that you can get on your bike and escape the day to day grind that can suck the life out of your very being gets us out of bed and to work so we can of course, turn around and pay for just that type of adventure. Sure it’s impossible to just “get lost” anymore with GPS mounted right in our rides anymore, heck, need lodging, click the screen or an app on your phone and any number of lodging options will point your way and boom, comfort is ahead. I was told once; I would never be a true “biker” until I slept under a bridge. I guess true “bikers” don’t have credit cards? But either way, even if you are out chasing the horizon, you can figure out options pretty quick and easy. Most are aware that nearly every major touring bike manufacturing company has trip planning software, each a bit different, all seem pretty cool and useful and it’s really what you are comfortable with. A riding buddy that sports a beautiful Heritage Classic insist that ONLY HD trip planner is worth the time and effort, he always does a cool job when we get to escape so we roll with it. I later found out the reason he liked that site, other than the fact that he’s a dedicated Harley guy, he collects shirts from all over and with that trip planner, you could plug in the dealerships you are going to drive by! Sure, planning a trip might not be as romantic and “manly” as just swinging over a leg and cracking a throttle, but for a great time you can do what many do and I’ve done several times. A “Sort of” planned trip. I know, I really need to work on a cooler name, but we’ve done several “sort a” trips, as in, we are going to “sort a” go that way and see what happens. The “sort a” trip, like most other adventures was born out of the need to adjust and overcome more than anything else. My friends and I, all traveling with our special ladies, had planned an early May getaway. Now, nothing against the fair superior sex at all, I love and adore traveling with my bride for many reasons. She loves to ride, is a great co-pilot, isn’t scared of the elements, and always, and I mean ALWAYS has a great, positive attitude when we ride. Well, the number one reason, she’s smells a lot better and is more fun to snuggle 32 - TRMI SEPTEMBER 2017

with in a hotel than my hairier biker buddies when we save money and share quarters. I really cannot understate that point. I’d rather wake up on a road trip next to her than ANY of my biker buddies We pull out at noon on a Saturday with a central Iowa town in mind, there were a few sights and water holes along the way, Memory doesn’t serve exactly what we were riding to nor the reason, but likely a cool road with a cool place to eat at the end. May being May, what started as a sunny nice afternoon we could see that the weather forecasting dude was about to whiff and whiff big. Not more than 100 miles down the road, at the first gas/leg stretch pit stop, the clouds rolled in and the temp dropped a good 15-20 degrees, had it stayed at only a 20 degree drop, the rest of the ride would have been fine. With the weather apps we all have on our phones, it didn’t take more than a basket of cheeseballs to figure out the direction we were going was about to get colder and wetter, quickly. Simple enough cancel those reservations, using an app, find different rooms. Next, pull out the road map (I carry a laminated road map always even with map apps, on the bike, just something cool about looking an actual map and looking for cool roads) and a different route we planned. Another 100 miles, time to stretch again and dig out more warm clothes as the cold front seemed to engulf us no matter what we did. We figured out that direction was not going to work. We had to decide where to head next. I remembered a town about 130 miles away that had a great steak house, quick check on the ‘net indicated that it was still open lodging wasn’t far away and changes in the trip were made again. Once again we were heading out on the highway, looking for whatever may come our way. What came our way was 41 degrees and sleet, but that sometimes happens when you chase the horizon. After a pleasing small town steakhouse, sitting around a nice, clean chain hotel over a nightcap or three, we figured that we were nearly 300 miles away from where we originally had planned to ride too, and nobody was sad. We were laughing, sharing great times with great friends and while we did have a PLAN for a ride, the ride ended up dictating, along with the weather, on where we could safely ride to. It was one of the greatest weekend rides I have been part of. In fact one that we still recall fondly and hope to replicate soon, well, without the sleet and 40 degree temp drop, but the laughs, cheese balls and steak with great friends, I would sign off on in a flash. Don’t let the riding season pass you by without escaping for a trip, no matter what or where you go, support the great clients that support this magazine, make some memories and hey, maybe you can plan it out or at least know you may have to plan another direction. Ride safe and enjoy! Todd “Crash” Davis

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For the month of September for the Military Rider, we bring you Brian Landreth who currently resides in West Des Moines. Brian is our featured Military Rider this month as well as one of the newest additions to the staff here at Thunder Roads! He works in logistics in the trucking industry for his full time job, so if you need things hauled or want to buy an ad, Brian is your guy. Brian is not a native to Iowa, he is a transplant, but we don’t hold that against him. His parents grew up in Union County though, which you can read more about on pages 18 and 19 as the featured county for the 99 County pages this month. His main stomping ground was in Missouri as a kid, mostly in the Kansas City area, but did enjoy his trips to Union County to visit family there. Brian spent five years of active duty in the United States Air Force. His primary job while serving was working on weapons systems on fighter jets. He worked on F-16’s, F-15’s, 15’s, A-10’s, F-111’s and F-4’s. For his Military litary career, he traveled to about 12 countries ies and loved every second of it. He spent a few months in Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm. After a 17 year break from the United States Airr Force, Brian joined the Iowa Air National Guard for or an additional six years. During this second time around serving our great nation, he again spent his time working on F-16 weapons systems. Brian separated from service for good when budget cuts ended the reign of the F-16 fighter jets in Iowa.

He got his first motorcycle, a 1978 Honda CB 750 (4 cylinder) in 1987 while he was stationed at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. It was the only vehicle he owned for three or more years. He got hooked on riding by taking excursions along the coastal highways, and also along the islands of the northern shores of the Gulf of Mexico. After a few years without motorcycles simply due to life, he got the itch to get back on two wheels again. Brian got back into riding in the early 2000’s. Brian has had four bikes total in his lifetime. From the tally of miles on these four, he has probably worn out four bikes as well! He has racked up about 250,000 miles total between all of them he has owned. His current ride is a Triumph Adventurer and he has about 105,000 miles on it. All but 7,000ish of those miles are from Brian, and this summer he should hit the 100,000 mile mark on his bike with him at the controls. Brian states that every bike manufacturer has made a bike he hhas really liked at some point. He is simply a llover of motorcycles in general, and adds, “I lov love all bikes really.”

Brian has a son who is almost 17 years old, and is first and foremost in Brian’s world. They enjoy hanging out together whenever possible, but when he is not spending time with his boy, Brian can be found out riding his Triumph. Brian is no fair weather rider though, as you can see him out on the roads unless there is snow and ice present.

Brian also add adds, “Riding is my passion and I love the lifestyle an and the good people in it.” Brian spends quite a bit of time riding by himself due to his schedule and others not being able to get away, but he enjoys the serenity and watching the miles add up while the stress goes away. He adds, “a guy I met from the Vietnam Vets MC once told me: No matter what you got in your head...if one tank of gas won’t fix it, two will.” If you see Brian out and about on his Triumph, give him a hearty wave, or shake his hand and thank him for his service. Ride free thanks to Brian and all of the servicemen of the past and present. Vernon

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Surely you have heard about wind therapy. Wind therapy in my world consists of random thoughts racing through my brain faster than my two wheels can roll down the road. Hang on tight you are about to enter a sick mind.

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Holy Cow I think that was a shoe lying in the middle of the road. How in the hell did a shoe end up What is that in the middle smell? of the road OMG I in Iowa? think I One shoe am going to that’s odd, puke. If I puke while riding, I wonder maybe it belonged to a one legged dude. if I could hit the guy behind me. Better check the mirror this If the state of Iowa finds about the shoe littering problem could be a lot of fun or deadly. What a minute is that smell they will probably put a deposit on shoes like they did cans. coming from me, sniff sniff, nope definitely something dead A deposit on McDonalds bags, now there’s an idea! I wonder in the ditch! Am I a uniquely talented individual or can all if cage drivers will notice that shoe. That’s a no brainer they Iowa bikers ID road kill by smell? Smells pretty big and can’t see a bike with a biker on it, why would they see that there is a lot of it, smells like a deer 4 weeks ago now it is a shoe. I wonder where the body that shoe belongs to is at. I perfectly seasoned buzzard buffet. I’m not scared of much but hope that wasn’t the road kill I smelled, it does makes sense the Iowa Turkey Buzzard terrifies me. First off they absolutely get rid of the body first then the shoe. I better pay attention I will not fly away from a good meal. Secondly, if you are think there is a PH ahead. what you eat, those buzzards have got to be loaded with some pretty rank, runny smelling shit. I have heard that once they I’ve heard a lot of riders talking about Autumn coming to do fly away, they intentionally swoop back, take aim and fire Iowa. I don’t understand why everyone is so excited about off a load directly at you for disturbing their feast. Getting hit this chic; all I’ve heard is how pretty she is, oh yea and with that shit terrifies me to the point that I think I just peed she’s cool. Besides what kind of name is Autumn, I bet her myself. parents are hippies! They wanted to name their child Winter but decided it sounded too harsh so they settled for Autumn Wait a minute; I don’t remember seeing a deer crossing sign because it was so colorful. near that stench. Eyes wide open because apparently the deer that can’t read road signs attempt to cross here. I wonder why I never met a hippie that I didn’t like after all they invented Iowa has never put up any Slow Deer signs like they do for all the whole PLD movement, oh that’s a good one I better add those Slow Children. that to my list. Check out the size of the ditch weed growing in those hay bales right up next to the road. I am beginning What genius came up with OMG and LOL for text to believe that hay bales are a cover up for Iowa farmer’s messaging? Maybe I should make up some of those shortcut real crop. Wait a minute, I’m pretty sure there were a line of words. DT could be doing time. BB could be behind bars or hay bales right there by that shoe. I bet that one legged dude stumbled onto something he shouldn’t have. Apparently all those late night murder mystery shows on television are impacting my brain. I really need to get a porn channel. Smells like somebody is having a barbeque, I wonder if I pull in and claim to be a distant relative if they would feed me. Hell my own relatives won’t invite me to barbeques why would a complete stranger. One look at me, they will call the cops, I will end up in jail for the murder of a one legged dude. The way my luck goes, I will have the dudes DNA all over me because I interrupted a Turkey Buzzard Buffet. My only defense will be to claim that the shoe doesn’t fit and change my name to OJ. Autumn is here and winter is coming, get all the Wind Therapy you can. Shifty LaRue

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motorcycle run, so cars, trucks, vans, and the moto even party pa buses and all were free to join in on and fundraising efforts! At the end at the fun a Amigo’s there were also silent and live auctions Amigo and plenty of food and fun. The run in the past has been anywhere from 200 to 500 people, and the crowd this year sure looked to surpass that number. Despite the heat, there we were plenty of bikers and hot rodders willing to help. After leaving Amigo’s, the run stopped in a handf handful of stops. The Iron Saddle in Dayton, The Lucky Pig in Ogden, The Event Center in Bo Boone, Malibu Lounge in Jewell, and then St Stumpy’s in Duncombe before returning ba back to Fort Dodge. In the first ten years, the run ha has rais raised over a quarte quarter of a mill million dollars. Fo F Forr more iinformation, f ti go to ANGEL RIDE TO SAVE THE TA-TA’S on Facebook. Hope to see you there next July! Vernon

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the ham and cheese. The onion rings as a side were prepared with seasoned flour with just a touch of bite, and the onions were all sliced thinly for a wonderful onion to breading ratio, that needed no dipping sauces of any kind. Just simple onion rings with nothing else needed, what could be better?

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On July 15th, we had the pleasure of riding along on the Angel Ride to Save the Ta Tas out of Fort Dodge. One of the stops on the run was at The Lucky Pig Pub & Grill in Ogden. The place was crazy busy with normal business and the run, so in the sake of time, we decided to grab a bite elsewhere. While we sat there chatting with some friends though, they got some food and it looked so good that we just had to return that evening on the way home to try out some grub.

I opted for the Best Burger, which is not at all traditional in the burger sense, as it is ground pork and ground bacon mixed together in a patty of awesomeness! The patty was served on a pretzel bun and Joey was of the utmost assistance, suggesting the pepper jack cheese and a side of BBQ sauce to further enhance the flavors of the sandwich. Bacon when ground does not give the crisp fried bacon flavor, but more of a smoky accent to the meat. The ground pork and bacon combined, when grilled, give a slight smoky pork flavor that is not overpowering, and was perfectly grilled to juicy perfection. The lighter texture of the meat was a great pairing with the slightly chewy pretzel roll, and a quick dip in the sauce added an extra layer of flavor. My side was the French Fries which were GBD, but I had to snag some of Melanie’s onion rings because they were so delicious.

Joey came back to the table to check on us throughout the meal, and then when finished came to snag the plates and asked if we wanted pie. With an appetizer and the sandwiches, we were already We were seated and the waitress Joey came over to get pleasantly full, and would have our drink order. She was one of the many pleasant and been great for the hour and a jovial wait staff that was working away serving customhalf ride home, but I had to ask ers. She let us know the special for a Saturday night was if the pies were made in house. among other things, Prime Rib, but with the heat that day, Joey told us they were not, we veered toward something a little lighter, or so we thought. because they are made by a lady in Boone and are delivered The homemade onion rings looked and sounded scrumptious to the restaurant by her. This I could not pass up, so I got a for an appetizer, but saw that we could add them as a side to slice of banana cream pie, and Melanie got a piece of French a sandwich, so we opted for the Lucky Spuds, potato skins Silk Pie. Without a doubt, this put the meal over the top for topped with cheese, bacon, tomatoes, and red onion. The four a multitude of reasons. The handmade graham crust of the potato boats arrived at the table steaming hot and ready to banana cream was amazing; with just the right amount of devour! The outer peel was crisp, then potato was light and filling and whipped cream, but the shining star here is the fluffy but not dried out, and the shredded cheese blend with French Silk pie. The filling was about three inches deep, with the other accompaniments was quite delicious with or without whipped cream and shaved chocolate on top, but the filling the sides of sour cream or Ranch dressing that was provided was a combination of light but dense. I don’t know how she with the dish. This left us wanting more, so we waited a brief does it, but the pie alone is worth a ride to go eat! Well worth bit for our sandwiches. saving room for at the end of a meal. As the name implies, there should be some good pork products on the menu, and we were for sure not wrong there! Melanie opted for the Bay of Pigs, which is the Lucky Pig’s own rendition of a Cuban. The sandwich started with a hoagie style roll and then thinly sliced ham is added, then some roasted pork, Swiss cheese and then mustard. The sandwich was heated/toasted/pressed, but with the thicker bread, it was a toasted bit of goodness with more of a mix between a traditional flat Cuban and a sub sandwich. The roasted pork was lightly seasoned, juicy, and added a wonderful addition to 42 - TRMI SEPTEMBER 2017

Another great thing from this visit was seeing the owners, Deb and Randy running around serving customers earlier in the day on the Angel Ride, and then also to see them there that evening working their own place and making sure customers were happy. Makes ya feel almost at home with service like that. Ride on out to Ogden and check it out for yourself! Sitting in for Big Little this month, Vernon

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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 uy peaches and asked, “Would you like to buy some peaches?” She pulled the top of thee negligee to one side and asked, “Are they y as firm as this?” He nodded his head and said, aid, “Yes ma’am,” and a little tear ran from his is eye. Then she pulled the other side of her negligee ligee off asking, “Are they nice and pink like this?” The farmer said, “Yes,” and another tear came from the other eye. Then hen she unbuttoned the bottom of her negligeee and asked, “Are they as fuzzy as this?” He again said, “Yes,” and broke down crying. She asked, “Why on earth are you crying?” Drying his eyes he replied, “The drought got my corn, the flood got my soybeans, a tornado leveled my barn, and now I think I’m gonna get fucked out of my peaches.” A woman takes a lover home during the day while her husband is at work. Her 9-year old son comes home unexpectedly, sees them and hides in the bedroom closet to watch. The woman’s husband also comes home. She puts her lover in the closet, not realizing that the little boy is in there already. The little boy says, “Dark in here.” The man says, “Yes, it is.” Boy - “I have a baseball.” Man - “That’s nice.” Boy - “Want to buy it?” Man - “No, thanks.” Boy - “My dad’s outside.” Man - “OK, how much?” Boy “$150” Man - “Sold.” In the next few weeks, it happens again that the boy and the lover are in the closet together. Boy - “Dark in here.” Man - “Yes, it is.” Boy - “I have a Wilson infielder’s glove.” The lover, remembering the last time, asks the boy, “How much?” Boy - “$350” Man “Highway robbery. Sold.” A few days later, the father says to the boy, “Grab your gloves, let’s go outside and have a game of catch.” The boy says, “I can’t, I sold my ball and my glove.” The father asks, “How much did you sell them for?” The boy says, “$500” The father says, “That’s terrible to overcharge your friends like that... that is way more than those two things cost. I’m going to take you to church and make you confess your greed.” They go to the church and the father makes the little boy sit in the confession booth with the Priest to confess his sins and he closes the door. The boy says, “Dark in here.” The priest says, “Don’t start that crap again; you’re in my closet now.” Q: What do smart blondes and UFO’s have in common? A: You always hear about them but never see them.

WHACK! He flies out of his chair, tumbles across tthe kitchen floor, gets up, and runs upstairs crying his eyes out, with his mother in hot pursuit, slapping his rear with every step. His mom locks him in his room and shouts, ““You can stay there until I let you out!” She the then comes back downstairs, looks at the 4 year old and ask asks with a stern voice, “And what do YOU want fo for breakfast, young man?” “I don’t know,” he blub blubbers, “but you can bet your fat ass it won’t be C Cheerio’s!” Two men visit a prostitute. The first man goes into tthe bedroom. He comes out ten minutes later and says, “Heck. My wife is better than that.” The second man goes in. He comes out ten minutes later and says, “You know what? Your wife is better. A blonde, a redhead, and a brunette were all lost in the desert. They found a lamp and rubbed it. A genie popped out and granted them each one wish. The redhead wished to be back home. Poof! She was back home. The brunette wished to be at home with her family. Poof! She was back home with her family. The blonde said, “Awwwwgh, I wish my friends were here.” Little Johnny runs into his house and asks, “Mommy, can little girls have babies?” “No,” says his mom, “Of course not.” After Little Johnny runs back outside, his mom hears him yell to his friend, “It’s OK, we can keep playing!” Yo Mama’s so dumb, I think it’s a new world record. Yo Mama’s so dumb, she fell up the stairs. Yo Mama’s so dumb, she can’t even pass a blood test. Yo Mama’s so dumb, when she saw Under 17 not admitted sign she went home and got 16 friends. Yo Mama’s so dumb, her brain cells are on the endangered species list. Yo Mama’s so dumb, she asked me, “Whats the number for 911?” Yo Mama’s so dumb, she couldn’t read an audio book. Yo Mama’s so dumb, she thinks a quarterback is a refund! Yo Mama’s so dumb, it took her 2 hours to watch 60 minutes. Yo Mama’s so dumb, she makes Beavis and Butt-Head look like Nobel Prize winners. Yo Mama’s so dumb her brain cells die ALONE. Yo Mama’s so dumb she thought 2 Pac Shakur was a Jewish holiday.

LEARNING TO CUSS A 6 year old and a 4 year old are raking the yard. The 6 year old asks, “You know what? I think it’s about time we started learning to cuss.” The 4 year old nods his head in approval. The 6 year old continues, “When we go in for breakfast, I’m gonna say something with hell and you say something with ass.” The 4 year old agrees with enthusiasm. When the mother walks into the kitchen and asks the 6 year old what he wants for breakfast, he replies, “Aw, hell, Mom, I guess I’ll have some Cheerio’s. 48 - TRMI SEPTEMBER 2017

Yo Mama’s so slutty that I could’ve been your daddy, but the guy in line behind me had the correct change. Iowan: “Where are you from?” Harvard grad: “I come from a place where we do not end our sentences with prepositions.” Iowan: “Okay – where are you from, jackass?”

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Teacher: “Anyone who thinks he’s stupid may stand up!” Nobody stands up. Teacher: “I’m sure there are some stupid students over here!!” Little Johnny stands up. Teacher: “Oh, Johnny you think you’re stupid?” Little Johnny: “No… i just feel bad that you’re standing alone.” An engineer, an accountant, a chemist and a bureaucrat were bragging about how smart their dogs are. The engineer called to his dog, “T-square, do your stuff”. The dog took out paper and pen, and drew a circle, a square and a triangle. Everyone agreed he was smart. The accountant called, “Slide rule, do your stuff”. The pooch went to the kitchen, got a dozen cookies and made four stacks of three. Everyone was impressed. The chemist called, “Beaker, do your stuff.” The dog went to the fridge for a quart of milk, got a ten ounce glass and poured exactly eight ounces without spilling a drop. Everyone agreed that was great. The bureaucrat called, “Coffee Break, do your stuff!” Coffee Break ate the cookies, drank the milk, chewed the paper, and claimed he injured his mouth doing so, filed a grievance for unsafe working conditions, put in for workers ’ compensation and took extended sick leave. A man goes to the doctors and says, “Doctor, I’ve got this problem, only you’ve got to promise not to laugh.” The doctor replies, “Of course I won’t laugh, that would be thoroughly unprofessional. In over 20 years of being a doctor I’ve never laughed at a patient.” “OK then,” says the man, and he drops his trousers. The doctor is greeted by the sight of the tiniest penis he has ever seen in his life. Unable to control himself, he falls about laughing on the floor. Ten minutes later he is able to struggle up to his feet and wipe the tears from his eyes. “I’m so sorry,” he says to the patient, “I don’t know what came over me, I won’t let it happen again. Now what seems to be the problem?” The man looks up at the doctor sadly and says, “It’s swollen.” Boy calls 911: “Hello? I need your help!” 911: “Alright, What is it?” Boy: “Two girls are fighting over me!” 911: “So what’s your emergency?” Boy: “The ugly one is winning.”

milkman spots a blanket in the corner with holes all cut out. “What was that for?” He asked Well she explained “We were playing party games last night, were we had all the men line up behind the blanket and stick there penis’s out the holes. Then all the women went along and tried to guess who’s was whose.” Man that must have been some party wish I here. Well you might as well have been here your name came up several times. Q: What’s red and bad for your teeth? A: A brick Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Officer asks a young engineer fresh out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “And what starting salary are you looking for?” The engineer replies, “In the region of $125,000 a year, depending on the benefits package.” The interviewer inquires, “Well, what would you say to a package of five weeks’ vacation, 14 paid holidays, full medical and dental, company matching retirement fund to 50% of salary, and a company car leased every two years, say, a red Corvette?” The engineer sits up straight and says, “Wow! Are you kidding?” The interviewer replies, “Yeah, but you started it.” A lawyer runs a stop sign in the country in rural Iowa and gets pulled over by a Deputy Sheriff. He thinks he’s smarter being a big shot lawyer from Iowa City and has a better education than a Deputy Sheriff from rural Iowa. The Deputy Sheriff asks for license and registration. The lawyer asks, “What for?” The Deputy Sheriff responds, “You didn’t come to a complete stop at the stop sign.” The lawyer says, “I slowed down and no one was coming.” “You still didn’t come to a complete stop. License and registration please,” say the Deputy Sheriff impatiently. The lawyer says, “If you can show me the legal difference between slow down and stop, I’ll give you my license and registration and you can give me the ticket. If not, you let me go and don’t give me the ticket.” The Deputy Sheriff says, “That sounds fair, please exit your vehicle.” The lawyer steps out and the Deputy Sheriff takes out his nightstick and starts beating the lawyer with it. The Deputy Sheriff says, “Do you want me to stop or just slow down?”

The milkman goes to the door to collect his money, when he knocks the door swings open and he walks in. The place is a mess, beer bottles and liquor bottles everywhere. He is just Q: Did you hear about the guy who died of a Viagra about to leave when the lady of the house comes down the overdose? stairs. He looks at her then looks at the mess she catching A: They couldn’t close his casket. the hint, explains that they had a big party last night. The

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Two Wheel Trauma Class Synopsis Recently Abate of Iowa District 8 sponsored A Two Wheel Trauma class; this is what two individuals that attended thought of the program. For more information on a class near you go to http://twowheeltrauma. com/the_programs.html

Being in EMS for 16 years I have been to a few accident scenes involving motorcycles, from on the highways to dirt bikes on the farm. Boy do I wish I had taken this class in the past. I can’t stress how much was learned in this up beat fun class.

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From the bike lab learning how to maneuver bikes off an injured person without burning yourself (could have used this in past, have been there done that with burning myself trying to get a bike off of someone) to how to find gas shut offs an and kill switches. Learning more aabout the different parts of bikes, I am no mechanic but have a general idea no now. Then we went on to the learning different techniques and classroom learn safety.

Having the review of what could happen to a biker and reminding us to cut on the seams if we can with leathers if time allows. Remembering accident scene to hospital a lot can change, Having multiple presenters was helpful to serve the to constantly be watching your patient. Also taking in various learning styles in the classroom. PowerPoints were the bike and studying how much impact it took? Did it presented with pictures, video clips and facts. They were bend the handle bars? The wheel? Did the rider go up and delivered with knowledge and skill. Handouts were given over or off to the side? Is the driver still on the bike how for those who learn by reading. A bike lab was created for do I get it off of the patient? Was there a passenger? All hands on learning. All learning styles helped to engrave of these are things to think about on the scene. These are the information into the students mind. great tips on how to examine the road and notice not only the bike but the surroundings. The presenters were clearly experienced, knowledgeable and have a passion for what they do. Listening to their I grew up with a family of bikers and never knew why personal stories was very powerful. They have witnessed they rode in the three different positions; I just thought dad some very difficult things and witnessing the courage and was all over the road (moving at intersections or when he determination to push through the painful memories to came up behind cars). I have a better understanding and a provide education to the public is incredible. new respect for motorcycles. Now understanding why they ride where they do makes sense. It’s a visibility thing. For a non-rider, the bike lab was excellent. It gave us a chance to look at the bikes up close and figure out Seeing pictures of bikes post-crash and learning about what dangers to look for and how to safely move a bike. injuries made me really stop and think. Not to mention Hearing the opinions of the experienced riders and seeing continuing education hours for a course I never hope I a variety of bikes was helpful to expand an inexperienced have to use but am sure I will again. person’s knowledge. Great program I strongly recommend anyone who is on an Since attending two-wheel trauma, I notice motorcycles Emergency Response service to attend. Great instructors more. I look at where on the road they are riding, think who kept it light but real at the same time! Can’t wait to about the types of injuries that could occur from the style bring the program back to the area for more providers to of bike they have, and am careful to leave enough space receive this great education! between me and them when driving. As an EMT, I feel more prepared to respond to a motorcycle accident. Taking This was truly an amazing group of instructors that a two-wheel trauma class was an eye-opening experience are very passionate about the topic. As the Iowa Lakes and I am recommending it to all my EMS friends! I’m Community College EMS/Fire/Health programmer I really happy to share the road and support this educational class. hope to bring Two-wheel trauma around more often and get more involved in a very hands-on learning experience. Share the road. Keep your eyes open. And if you’re in the medical field, attend a two-wheel trauma class! You won’t regret it! Two-Wheel Trauma. An awesome, educational and highly recommended event!

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2nd Annual Shayla Bee Black Tie Black Leather Affair Okoboji Classic Cars Aug 26 2nd Annual Legion Riders Post 111 Scholarship Fundraiser Ride Newton Aug 26 Lusco Farms Donkey Rescue Ride for the Donkeys Run LHHD Pacific Junction Aug 26 Jami Jam VI: Ride For Mental Health Action & Awareness Terril Aug 26 AHeinz 57 9th Annual Ruff Ride Adel Aug 26 Kyle’s Mile Suicide Prevention/Awareness Ride Metro HD Cedar Rapids Aug 26 MIC’s M/S Ride and Park(s) Run Mitchelville Aug 26 Smoke Detector Motorcycle Ride Webster City Fire Dept Aug 26 Danly Family Benefit Poker Run Greenfield Fire Department Greenfield Aug 26 Kayla Jones Memorial Scholarship Ride Fort Dodge Aug 26 Haas Memorial Ride Manchester Aug 26 2nd Annual Kevin Luczycki Memorial Run Southside Lounge Dedham Aug 26 Team Morrie’s Cancer Sucks Poker Run Walford Aug 26 Shake, Rattle, & Roll Parkinson’s Ride Elkhart Aug 26 Poker Run in Honor of Officer Mark Burbridge Council Bluffs Aug 26 2nd Annual Joshua J Callahan Memorial Ride Poker Run Fenders/Indian of Des Moines Aug 26 B.A.C.A. of Eastern NE Poker Run Council Bluffs Aug 27 Dew Man Memorial Fund Poker Run Metro HD Cedar Rapids Aug 31 Ladies Only Garage Party Carroll HD Aug 31-Sep 3 Redneck Revival Conesville Aug 31-Sep 2 Chief Blackhawk 46th Davenport Meet Davenport Sep 2-3 Midway Tavern Soldier Valley Run BBQ, Street Dance Soldier Sep 3 Biker Bash Johnny’s Pub Lake Park Sep 8-9 1st Annual New Hampton Motorcycle Rally New Hampton Sep 9 Make A Wish Poker Run LHHD Pacific Junction Sep 9 Tall Corn Run End of Year Prize Drawing Big Barn HD Des Moines Sep 9 No Nipple Dipple for Hunt of a Lifetime Buffalo Sep 9 6th Annual Warrior Memorial Ride Preston Sep 9 Ride In Bike Show Onawa Sep 9 Motorcycle and Car Show Moorhead Sep 10 Hill Climb and Swap Meet Anamosa Sep 10 Hogs for Dogs USA The Ride Ottumwa Sep 10 Rams Ride Altoona Sep 10 Benefit Ride Vail Sep 14 Motor Madness Bike Giveaway Metro HD Cedar Rapids Sep 14-17 End of Summer Rally Keosauqua Sep 15-17 Rumble In The Sand Outlaw Street Drags Conesville Sep 16 WTF Fun Run Harlan Sep 16 New Model Party Metro HD Cedar Rapids

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The Mucky Duck British Fest and Bike Night Ames 11th Annual Cedar County Heroes Memorial Ride and Poker Run Tipton Rock-N-Rollie Ride Onawa 1st Annual Camp Sunnyside Fun Run Prescott 4th Annual Autism Benefit Ride Council Bluffs Concours deCornfield Penn Center Church Earlham New Model Open House & Demo Rides Carroll HD 27th Annual Fall Open House Wiebler’s HD Davenport Squeak’s “Kiss my PancreASS!” Benefit Colo Manson Crater Ride & Cruise Sponsored by CVMA Manson 8th Annual Toy Run to Benefit Military and Veterans Families ALR Post 737 Waukee Distinguished Gentlemans Ride for Prostate Cancer & Men’s Mental Health Multiple Locations American Legion Post #146 Poker Run Stuart Toy Run Carroll HD ABATE D15 33rd Annual Toy Run w/USMC Reserves Open Bike Drag Racing Tri-State Raceway Earlville Hell on Wheels Chopper Show Franklin ABATE D18 Toys for Tots West Point Fall Harvest Ride Carroll HD Motor Madness Check Presentation @ Wild Hogs Walford ABATE D3 Toy Run Atlantic HOG Roast Metro HD Cedar Rapids Rumble In The Sand Outlaw Street Drags Conesville Trunk or Treat Carroll HD ABATE of Iowa STEAM Ladies Night Out Carroll HD Fashion Show Route 65 HD Indianola Turkey Run Clinton Holiday Open House Big Barn HD Des Moines Guys Night Out Carroll HD Pictures with Santa Carroll HD

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Tuesday Whatcha Smokin? BBQ & Brew Luther Johnny’s Pub Lake Park (Mid May-Sep) Desperado’s Bar and Grill Wheatland Marshalltown Legion Car & Bike Cruise (Last Tuesday Apr-Sep)

Wednesday The Buck Snort Neola Buck Snort Restaurant & Sports Bar Council Bluffs Cadillac Jack’s Baxter 2nd Ave Bike Night Des Moines (2nd Wednesday MaySeptember) Thirsty’s on 3rd Davenport OP Clear Lake Ride’s Bar & Grill Ft Dodge Greencastle Tavern Mingo The Pour House, Davenport Suds-N-Jugs Bar & Grill Onawa Mike’s Hilltop Tap Muscatine Amigos Fort Dodge McCann’s Tap Des Moines (Every Other 6-28, 7-12&26, 8-9&23, 9-6&20) Doc’s Lounge Johnston (1st Wednesday) Pete & Shorty’s Clarksville Dinner Rides Zylstra Harley-Davidson Ames

Thursday Roar Into Harlan (3rd Thursdays) Fenders Cycle Des Moines (1st Thursday May-Aug) Stumpy’s Bar & Grill Duncombe Eddies Tavern Sergeant Bluff (April-November) Calvin Rockett Bar and Grill Marshalltown (Last Thursday May-Aug) Metro HD Cedar Rapids (2nd Thursday May-August) Baxa’s Sutliff Store & Tavern Bike & Classic Car(Last Thursday of the Month, Starting in May) The Back 40 Macedonia (May-August) Barney’s Wadena (May-Labor Day) Des Moines Vintage Bike Night (1st Thurs May-Sep) Mainstreet Bar , Terrill Tip Top Ames (Every Other Thursday) Ottumwa Main Street Bike Night(3rd Thurs Jun-Sep) Trophy’s Des Moines (2nd & 4th Thursdays) Toby K’s Hideaway (Every Other Thursday) Stampedes Prairie City Wilkie’s Garage Prairie City Edwards Bikes on the Hundred Block Council Bluffs (5-18, 6-22, 7-13, 8-17) Brewhouse 25 Altoona City Tap Charles City (2nd & 4th Thursday)

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Friday Outsiders Pub Roland Bike Down to I-Town Indianola (3rd Friday) Centerville Bike Nights (4th Friday of the Month) Monroe Bike Night (4th Friday May-Aug) Hot Rods & Harleys Knoxville (2ND Fri May, Jun, Jul) Thunder Nites Newton-2nd Friday May – September

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Route 65 BBQ & Open House (Sat after Bike Night) Dinner Rides Hicklin Powersports Des Moines Happenings Bar Steamboat Rock (2nd Sat Jun-Sep) Avenue of the Saints St. Charles Bike night (3rd Sat)

Sunday Just 1 More Jamaica (Starting in May) Team 36 Bar & Grill Mitchellville T.J.’s Pourhouse Exira(2nd Sunday May-September) Baffles Bar Ames This list is what we have found and what has been submitted. Before heading to any event, please check weather and make sure the event is not cancelled. Not responsible for misprints and typos. If you have any other events to list, please email vernon@ thunderroadsiowa.com

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