Thunder Roads Magazine MO/So. IL 2017-November - Page 22

FA L L FRE E D O M By Dennis Martin We meet a lot of great people at the motorcycle events we attend and host. The day we were at Bourbeuse Val- ley H-D that tradition continued with riders coming in from 75 miles away. Bikes and faces we have never met. The parking lot was lined with vendor booths and the Steve Leslie Band was performing. We had lunch from the Steak Louie food truck and beverages from the T’s Liquor Lane booth. Life is good! Inside the dealership, there were some great deals and a couple motorcycle raffles going on. Did you buy a ticket yet? If not, stop by and get one or two. Also inside, friends and family of Tobie Deslo & James Bradley bringing aware- ness to the “Look Twice, Save a Life” movement. Tobie and James were severely injured in a motorcycle accident. It was reported that a car pulled out in front of them and they struck the car. We hope both of them will make a full recovery. The Bourbeuse Valley H-D annual bike show was hosted by yours truly. Thank you for having us again. Krazy Carl Inc. created some outstanding trophies using motorcycle parts. We had 39 entries this year and some great looking bikes. The Bike Show Winners were: Sportster – 1st Zach Williams, 2nd Josh Dawson , 3rd Dave Casper; Evo – 1st Chico; Twin Cam Factory – 1st Bubby, 2nd Eddie Shannon, 3rd Jimmy Russell; Twin Cam Custom – 1st Jeramy Car- lyon, 2nd Tom Camp, 3rd Dean Bowlin; Touring – 1st Don Deppe, 2nd Butch Seaton, 3rd Steve Dalling; Vintage – 1st Joe Schindler, 2nd Dennis Parson; Metric – 1st Kevin Ad- ams, 2nd Shawn Kline; Chopper/Custom – 1st Carl Rakers, 2nd Bill Vanmater, 3rd Norbert Gildehaus; Trike – 1st Doug Spencer; and Best of Show winner was Carl Rakers. To find out what is coming up next at BVHD, find them on Facebook or go to Thunder Roads Magazine 20 F E S T