Welcome to Thunder Roads Magazine of Michigan! We’re glad you’re here. Follow us as we bring to you news and events happening around the state of Michigan, as well as promote biker friendly businesses.
Thunder Roads Michigan is a free to reader magazine published during the months of April – September.
To get your free copy of Thunder Roads Magazine of Michigan you can simply pick it up at any advertiser during publishing months, view it here online or order a subscription (in the Thunder Store).
After being a passenger for a couple summers, I wanted to be in control of my own bike (and my life) and decided on a whim that I needed to own my own motorcycle. I no longer wanted to ride bitch or have anyone continue to try staking claims on me if I did. Having my own bike would allow me to remain independent, but also be part of a community that I grew to enjoy.
I purchased my bike at the end of summer in July of 2017. Being stubborn and not listening to anyone’s advice, I purchased a 2013 Harley Davidson Softail Slim for my first bike. I am the third owner of this bike (and I intend on being the last). Most of the modifications were already done by the previous owner. It’s a 103 with a Stage 1 kit. Both the front and rear have been lowered, the original seat was swapped out for one by Drag Specialties and it has a Dakota digital speedometer/tachometer. I have only had a couple of modifications done since owning it including upgrading the clutch to a Screaming Eagle clutch, a LED headlight, and most recently added a custom 25” sissy bar.
Of course, I have plans for more mods in the future. In August of 2019, I was hired by Delta College as a Motorcycle Safety Rider Coach. I have been coaching at Delta College since then and I absolutely love it. I always get a chuckle when the “older” guys who have been “riding for years” don’t want to listen to a damn word I’m saying at the beginning of class, but by the end of class come up to me and thank me for helping them. It’s both a humbling and rewarding job. I am also a member of the Women’s Coalition of Motorcyclists (WCM) whose goal is to create more visibility and opportunities for female riders across the nation. I am constantly trying to encourage people to join our community, especially females because this community tends to have too much testosterone in it, ha-ha!