From the Owner – July

Happy 4th of July!

Happy summertime! We have had a crazy start to a less-than-mediocre spring and I am hoping summer shapes up. We only have a few good months to ride in our great state so it sure would be nice if the rain would stop and the sun and warmth could come through and stay a while. I hope everyone has a nice holiday whether you spend it riding, camping, boating or just relaxing around the house—enjoy! Be sure that you get your Free Ride Card and participate in the Ride ’n Win summer-long contest. You have a chance of winning prizes at each stop and you can check in every week. You are just throwing prizes away if you don’t take advantage of this fun, no-catch contest. Be sure to like Thunder Roads Magazine of Michigan on Facebook to keep up-to-date with the latest happenings. Also, if you haven’t checked out our Thunder Store, make sure to do so by going to www.ThunderRoadsMichigan.com. If you order a T-shirt or hoodie, email me a picture and you might be featured in a future issue showing your support in one of our Thunder Cams! Please remember our advertisers when you are looking to get a cool jacket, have a great meal, get your motorcycle tweaked, or need some legal assistance; you know they have good taste and we recommend them! Thank you to all of our loyal advertisers—we appreciate you! Thank you, readers, for your support and making Thunder Roads Magazine #1! Now for some “Mo” Advice: You can plan for what you think may happen, but chances are you will end up with just the opposite. So don’t worry yourself over things, people, and outside circumstances you can’t control. It always ends up working out just the way it was meant to in the end.

From the Owner – June

Ron Finch!

I am very excited about this special edition of Thunder Roads featuring Ron Finch. My friend Denise and I made a trip to his shop and had a fun day of taking pics, hearing stories, and looking at Ron’s many many amazing creations from motorcycles to art, both indoors and out. When we arrived Ruth (Ron’s wife) had an amazing homemade lunch prepared for us. We felt right at home immediately, surrounded by their generous hospitality.
I nearly had a heart attack when I walked into the bathroom and was greeted by a very large stuffed animal serpent in the bathtub! When you’re not expecting to see a serpent, it tends to catch you off guard. What a great day and fun time we had! Sending out a special thank-you again to Ron, Ruth, and daughter Caryn.
Both Ron Finch and Vince Consiglio (President of ABATE of Michigan) are going to be inducted into the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame in August. Next month we will be interviewing and featuring Vince for all of the hard work he has done for ABATE, which directly affects us as Michigan motorcyclists.

The 6th Annual Michigan Thunder Run Ride ’n Win Contest has officially begun! Dust off those Ride Cards or sign up for a new one, but get out there and start checking in at the stops that are listed in this issue. We have some new stops this year for you to check out, along with some of our favorite places from past years. Just make sure you get your Free Ride Card and participate. There is no catch, folks—you have a chance of winning prizes at each stop and you can check in every week! If you know a biker-friendly establishment or have a suggestion for one, please email me at Editor@ThunderRoadsMichigan.com and we will check it out.

Be sure to like Thunder Roads Magazine of Michigan on Facebook to keep up-to-date with the latest happenings. Also, if you haven’t checked out our Thunder Store, make sure to do so by going to www.ThunderRoadsMichigan.com. If you order a T-shirt or hoodie, email me a picture and you might be featured in a future issue showing your support in one of our Thunder Cams!
Want to join our team and become a representative for Thunder Roads Michigan? I am looking for part-time seasonal sales representatives all over Michigan. Contact me and I will fill you in on the details.
When you pick up a copy each month, please remember our advertisers when you are looking to get a cool jacket, have a great meal, get your motorcycle tweaked, or need some legal assistance; you know they have good taste and we recommend them! Thank you to all of our loyal advertisers—we appreciate you! Thank you, readers, for your support and making Thunder Roads Magazine #1!

Now for some “Mo” Advice:
Better to be the head of a chicken than the tail of a bull.

Trails Section

The new updated Thunder Roads Michigan website is now giving attention to those who ride dirt bikes, ATV’s and UTV’s.

Check here in this section for news, upcoming events and more!

From the owner

May it Please Be Warm Now!

We Michiganders go through the same thing every year this time of the year—crazy teases of spring mixed with reminders that Michigan doesn’t want to let go of winter yet. As I sit and write this letter, I am hoping, in a couple of weeks, when May issue is out on the shelves, that it will finally be warm and riding season will be in full swing. Unlike yesterday, which brought us 4 inches of snow in the middle of April! So come on, Michigan, let’s spring into action.

The events are pouring in — there are many to choose from this month and many to mark on your calendars. Check out the pull-out calendar for our advertisers’ events. Also, get ready to ride (or drive or float, as all vehicles now welcome to participate) in the 6th Annual Michigan Thunder Run Ride ’n Win Contest that will be starting soon! This is a summer-long contest (actually running from June thru September) where you can win prizes just for checking in at the Ride ’n Win Stops. We’ll have the complete listing of where you can go to get your FREE Ride card as well as the places to check in for each month…all coming up in the June issue. We will give you a heads-up prior to the kick-off on the Thunder Roads Michigan Facebook page. Make sure to like us so you can keep up-to-date on this as well as each month’s entire list of many, many winners! If you have a biker friendly establishment or a suggestion for one, please email me at Editor@ThunderRoadsMichigan.com and we will check it out.

Be sure to like Thunder Roads Magazine of Michigan on Facebook to keep up-to-date with the latest happenings. Also, if you haven’t checked out our Thunder Store, make sure to do so by going to www.ThunderRoadsMichigan.com. If you order a T-shirt or hoodie, email me a picture and you might be featured in a future issue showing your support in one of our Thunder Cams!

Want to join our team and become a representative for Thunder Roads Michigan? I am looking for part-time seasonal sales representatives all over Michigan. Contact me and I will fill you in on the details.

When you pick up a copy each month, please remember our advertisers when you are looking to get a cool jacket, have a great meal, get your motorcycle tweaked or need some legal assistance; you know they have good taste and we recommend them! Thank you to all of our loyal advertisers—we appreciate you! Thank you, readers, for your support and making Thunder Roads Magazine #1!

Now for some “Mo” Advice:

When life hands you lemons, just add lobster and melted butter.