Thunder Roads Magazine
of Missouri / So . Illinois
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Owners / Editors Dennis Martin dennis @ thunderroadsmo . com Stacey Martin stacey @ thunderroadsmo . com
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Contributing Writers Carrie Benson , Wanda Ringot , Jessi Hurley , Toni Sandlin , Tammy Tamm , Doug Rothberg , John Thomas , John Skala , Tony Shepherd , Donald Christian , Lelia Watermon
Contributing Photographers Wanda Ringot , Toni Sandlin , Carrie Benson , Tammy Tamm , Jessi Hurley , John Skala , Nate Ullrich , Donald Christian
On The Cover :
Photo of Hawke Lawshe ’ s motorcycle known as “ Hades ” that was at the Cycle Showcase STL event .
Layout and Design Warren Ells , Art Director Thunder Publishing warrenlayout @ yahoo . com
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Spring is finally getting here … That false spring last month was kind of nice , but the second winter sucked . We are ready for the real spring . Mother Nature needs to calm down and switch to decaf .
When the warmth of spring kicks in , keep in mind that those cage drivers won ’ t be used to seeing motorcycles on the road . I try to always have an escape plan to dodge and weave the idiots that think their little world in that cage is more important than anything around them .
Cycle Showcase STL 2022 was a great time . I hope you were able to attend the event and perhaps get inspired on your next customization project . Once again there was a broad collection of cycles to admire and appreciate these creations . Stock cycles can easily be transformed to your own vision to stand out in a crowd .
St . Patrick ’ s Day is always a March holiday when friends gather together . If Red ’ s Tavern isn ’ t on your radar as a place to meet , well it should be . They have an all day celebration that includes live music , drink specials and free corned beef and cabbage until its gone . See their ad in this issue .
The calendar in this issue is starting to grow with events . If you haven ’ t already , it ’ s time to start planning some weekend rides as well as your long road trips . Doc ’ s H-D Ladies ’ Garage Party is on April 7 , and then their Swap meet is on the 23 . St . Charles H-D will have the Harley-Davidson Demo Truck at the dealership on April 8 & 9 . Lincoln County Bike Nights begins on April 9 at Chariots of Fire Customs . For more information see our calendar or go to each of these locations online for even more details .
Lou Fusz Motorsports is a new advertiser in this issue . They are a multi manufacturer dealership that focuses on both street and off-road riding . Be sure to show them the ad and get 10 % off your parts , accessory , and apparel purchase . March is a good time to check tire condition and take advantage of this offer .
Whatever happens , remember , It ’ s all part of the experience …
Later , Dennis
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