On The Cover September,2022

2022 September CoverWishing you all Great Adventures, Ride Safe And Remember, We Invite You To Share Your Adventures with Us!

                                       Stay Safe, Wash Your Hands & Stay Well

Cover Design By: Lisa Bonta

In This Issue:

CC Custom Coatings & Graphics

Custom Paint That Rocks!


CC Custom Coatings & Graphics offers high quality, ultra-durable Motorcycle Custom Paint !

We are the premier Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Custom Paint, Paint RepairPowder Coating and Ceramic Coating shop in the mid-west.

Daytrippin to Blue Gill Grill

September 1, 2022

   CindyLou's Blue Gill Grill Ride August 13:

   I headed out about 7:45 a.m. to meet the group in Cullman, AL, After riding for a bit, my bike appeared to be losing power and I started smelling burning rubber! My backpack had slipped off the back of the bike, while the straps held it on my back tire! It burned and shredded the backpack, along with my H.D. leather jacket, my riding suit and several other costly items. I had to pull out the melted contents from between my fender and tire before I could ride again.

Daytrippin to the Knucklehead Café’ with CindyLou

September 1, 2022

Knucklehead Cafe August 14 Daniel Gillis and I loaded up and headed out to meet the group in Joppa, AL. KSU at 9:00. We had a good group riding with us. Jimmy and Debi Barnes, Mike and Tina Brown, Daniel Gillis and I, Charlie Joiner and Steve Wisner. Jimmy and Debi Barnes had our route planned out for the day.

82nd Annual Motor Maid convention in Rapid City SD

August 1, 2022

Recently, our friend, Vicky Vail and friends, struck out on the road headed west for the 82nd Motor Maid Convention in South Dakota, we asked her to share that adventure with us as we think its fascinating that these ladies are such motorcycle enthusiasts and aren't afraid to hit the road no matter how far it takes them. They are a pretty good size group that stretch across the country and have been riding for many years.


August 1, 2022


Kyle Wyman Wins; Travis Wyman Second; James Rispoli Third; Championship Battle Tightens to a Single Point

MILWAUKEE, WI (July 10, 2022) – Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle® factory rider Kyle Wyman led his brother and factory teammate Travis Wyman, and Vance & Hines racer James “Hogspoli” Rispoli to a sweep of the podium positions in the MotoAmerica Mission Foods King of the Baggers race on Sunday at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, CA. Kyle passed early leader Tyler O’Hara on the second lap of race and crossed the finish line 3.063 seconds ahead of Travis. Rispoli finished third, a half-second ahead of O’Hara’s factory Indian Challenger. Six of the top 10 finishers were aboard Harley-Davidson motorcycles. 

Daytrippin Through the Ozarks with CindyLou & Daniel

August 1, 2022

   Daniel and I decided to get out of town, last minute and head for the Ozarks in Arkansas without any planning.

HAWGWILDE COSMETICS – A New Line of Cosmetics Designed with the Female Biker in Mind!

January 31, 2019

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – January 2, 2019 – HawgWilde Cosmetics, LLC’s (HWC)

online late 2018, was a very exciting milestone for Andrea Bates,

CEO/Co-Founder and Shari Weisman, COO/Co-Founder of HawgWilde


CindyLou and Crew Slay the Dragon!

July 1, 2022

After what seemed like months of planning, discussing routes and getting our bikes ready, the day finally arrived! It was our first vacation together as a group, doing what we all absolutely love to do, riding and enjoying some “biker fellowship”.

CindyLou and Crew Strike at the Rattlesnake Saloon 6/12/2022

July 2, 2022

Our group, The North & Central Alabama Riding Group, met on Hwy 278 about 9:00 a.m. at the Chevron off of I-65. I counted 9 bikes and 2 trikes this time. We had a pretty good turn out. Mike and Tina Brown, John Eubanks, Jeff Cozzi, Daniel Gillis, Howard Buck, Jimmy Barnes, Debi Combs, Randy McClure, Bobbie Eldridge, John Kelly, Crystal Hastings and yours truly, CindyLou were all in. Tim Graveman couldn’t ride with us, but he didn’t want to miss out on some biker fellowship, so he met us at the service station to see us off. After fueling up and some camaraderie, we were ready to ride!

Spring Thunder Beach Rally, Panama City Beach, Florida

May 31, 2022


Spring is in full swing and the bikers are rolling in to Panama City Beach Florida in anticipation of the Thunder Beach Rally...Bikes, Beach, Beer, Babes, what's not to like!

Honda Indy Grand Prix at the Barber Motorsports Park

June 1, 2022

  Well this year they at least were able to have fans back out to watch the Indy racing action, and people were able to get closer to the drivers and the action.

Motorcycles and Sunsets – A Rider’s View of the Florida Keys

June 2, 2022

                Did you know that there are 800 keys that make up the Florida Keys? Some of them are accessible by driving, but most are only accessible by boat. I learned this recently while researching ideas for things to see and do for our long overdue trip to Key West. The word “key” comes from the Spanish word “cayo” which translates to “small island”.

10 of the Strangest Motorcycle Laws By: Brandi Ivy

May 31, 2022

There are a number of strange laws on the books in the United States, and many of them pertain to motorcycles. Some of these seem to be old laws that nobody got around to rescinding, and that few people are aware of, let alone follow. Others make you wonder, “Why do people have to be told this is a bad idea?” Here are some of the weirdest examples of active laws that pertain to motorcycles. 

Combat Veterans Support Ride Article & Photo’s By: Leslie Lilly

May 5, 2022

The ride started at Pensacola HD, Ist stop was at Gulf Coast Brewery in Pensacola. They have ping pong tables and cornhole set up for the customers all the time.

2nd stop Eagles Talon in Pensacola They have more patches to sew on your vest or jacket than I ever seen in one place. They sew anything you want on your leathers, denims, etc. They also sell all kinds of biker attire.

3rd stop Foley Pub in Pace Just a small roadside bar with picnic tables under the trees outside and real good food from a food truck out front 4th and final stop was at Ollie's A bar and rest similar to Applebee's. Excellent food and ambience.

They had raffles for gift cards and other prizes excluding but not limited to a mountain bike, ukulele, leather jacket, several individual bottles of liquor and a big assorted liquor baskets.

We drew chips at each stop 1-10 had prizes for high score and low score. A live band at Pensacola HD Also at Ollie's to end the ride. Every body that left that morning arrived that afternoon. It was a good day.2022 combat suport ride 12022 combat suport ride 22022 combat suport ride 32022 combat suport ride 42022 combat suport ride 52022 combat suport ride 62022 combat suport ride 72022 combat suport ride 82022 combat suport ride 92022 combat suport ride 102022 combat suport ride 112022 combat suport ride 122022 combat suport ride 132022 combat suport ride 142022 combat suport ride 152022 combat suport ride 162022 combat suport ride 17

St. Paddy's Day Chow Call at The Veterans Brotherhood

April 4, 2022


  St. Patrick's Day is always a call for celebration and good food at the Veterans Brotherhood, so why not combine it with a Chow Call.

Daytona Bike Week

April 4, 2022

  Daytona Bike Week brought in a record number of bikers to celebrate getting out and riding, enjoying the sunshine, mixed in with a couple of raindrops; not enough to dampen anyone's spirits though. 

Alabama-Save The Date:

March 5, 2022

Also, Zoo Run Safari for Children's:

September the 17th @ The Barber Motorsports Park

Help escort kids with cancer to the Zoo-Ride the world famous track, lunch included.

Zoo Run Safri for Children's Raffle/Booze Raffle: @The Veterans Brotherhood

O'Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels Custom Auto Show

March 4, 2022

  It's February, which can only mean, it's time to get events kicked off around here. And what better way to get started than a chance to get your shinny hot rides out and show off your hard work.

The 51st Annual World of Wheels show in Birmingham is the perfect place to showcase your rides and for a weekend of fun for a family outing.

54th Annual Chattanooga O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels

February 3, 2022

The O'Reilly World of Wheels Custom Auto show is an event that folks in Tennessee and Alabama have looked forward to for many years, it kicks off the year for most. The people of Tennessee have welcomed this event for 54 years now, and during that long run, there have been many beautiful rides to see and many characters from around the south to meet, but one that comes to mind first that has been a permanent fixture of the show, according to organizer, Sonny McLean:

Eldridge Run with The Gintown Bunch

January 7, 2022

                     Photo’s & Article By: Christin Elders

18YRS COUNTING AND GROWING!!! Another beautiful year with some beautiful people... The precious Children, amazing bikers, beautiful car show, and so much more. Let's not forgot the wonderful food they serve each year; the Gintown Lowlife Society Family 11th year. And it only gets bigger and bigger. Such a heartwarming feeling. Not just the first time we go but every time. This is what we do and are about! Period.

2021-Breakfast with Santa and the Zoo Run Stars

December 5, 2021

  The Stars were shinning bright here in Alabama the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the Zoo Run Safari for Children's Stars that is, prompting Santa (Stephen Whitley) to make a special early appearance just to have breakfast with them. He brought the "Magic Man", Larry Moore with him to entertain the kids and make balloon creations for them.

2021 Fall Thunder Beach Rally

December 5, 2021

  Once again due to Covid, the rally was on then off then back on again. But in the end the powers that be in Panama City Beach, Florida decided to go ahead with the Fall Rally much to the excitement of the rally goers who’ve been waiting to get out and ride and get back to some kind of normalcy.

Barber Vintage Festival & Swap Meet, Presented by: BMW Motorrad

November 2, 2021

  Last year, there was no Vintage Festival due to Covid, this year the Festival is on and in the days leading up to it, wouldn't you know, it's raining up a storm around here, so it would be just a little damp around the edges as people came in to set up in the Swap Meet area. But by Friday, the sun was shinning bright in the sky sending down a rainbow as if to put its stamp of approval on the weekend.

A Long and Winding Road Written by Angelina Cox CVMA 18-1 Fallen Brother’s Ride

November 2, 2021

                         Photos By: Christina “Shooter" Edwards

This past Labor Day weekend, I was invited by my sister, Andrea “ Squeaky” Forte to ride in the 9 th annual Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association’s Fallen Brothers Ride.

This was my first ride and not having participated before I had nothing to compare it to but now I know there’s nothing to compare it to. Throughout the year she and I had discussed all the pre-event planning. The planning can easily take 6 months or more for a gathering of this nature. There are a lot of nuts and bolts to put together for a successful ride, not to mention the safety issues.

2021-Zoo Run Safari for Children's Raffle/Booze Raffle

November 2, 2021

  On Saturday, October the 16th, the Veterans Brotherhood was once again, the host of the Zoo Run Raffle/Booze Raffle benefiting Children's of Alabama, it was also the birthday of Brotherhood member, Ross Jones, who's girlfriend, Nikki cooked Chili to feed everyone. Alabama was plying on the big screen, which meant that the house was a buzz with excitement and activities.

2021- Zoo Run Safari for Children's

October 1, 2021

  Well God blessed us with an absolutely beautiful day for a run to the Zoo on Saturday, September the 25th, 2021. The only thing missing was our Star families. This Covid mess has really had things turned upside down for way too long now.

Safety Tips For Biking In Difficult Weather Conditions By: Brandi Ivy

October 1, 2021

A nice long motorcycle ride can be a fun way to get outside and enjoy a nice sunny day. But what if the weather isn’t so nice? Riding in extreme weather conditions such as strong rain and snow can be dangerous, and potentially result in a deadly accident. But while it’s advisable to avoid riding in these conditions, sometimes riders have no choice. 

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