Thunder Roads Magazine MO/So. IL 2018-April - Page 4

Thunder Roads Magazine of Missouri / So. Illinois 1324 Clarkson Clayton Ct. #226 Ellisville, Mo. 63011 (636) 236-3579 Owners / Editors Dennis Martin Stacey Martin New Advertising Sales Personnel LaDonna Baber, Cam Blevins, Randy Steeves, Wanda Ringot, Carrie Benson, Lelia Watermon, Jessi Hurley, Vito, John Skala, Sue Sweet, Toni Sandlin, Carrie Gray, Dixie Johns, Jim Acker Send Event Info Reader’s Photos and Messages Contributing Writers Cam Blevins, Doug Rothberg, Sammy Baker, John Thomas, Carrie Benson, Wanda Ringot, Lelia Watermon, Tim Friedman, Vito, Jessi Hurley, John Skala, Randy Steeves, Toni Sandlin, Dixie Johns, Pigtail Tammy, Sue Sweet, Jim Acker, Nick Ganim Contributing Photographers Cam Blevins, Dean Bowlin, Wanda Ringot, Lelia Watermon, Toni Sandlin, Carrie Benson, Jim Harvey, John Skala, Pigtail Tammy, Sue Sweet, Jessi Hurley, Dixie Johns, Jim Acker On The Cover: Photo taken during the service for Sydney Layout and Design Warren Ells, Art Director Thunder Publishing NATIONAL FOUNDERS Toni McCoy Shearon & Brian Shearon 1528 Matlock Drive Chapmansboro, TN 37035 Office: 615-792-0040 Fax: 615-792-7580 e-mail: © THUNDER ROADS MAGAZINE. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. NO PART OF ITS CONTENT MAY BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. PUBLISHER ASSUMES NO RESPON- SIBILITY AND IS NOT TO BE HELD LIABLE FOR ERRORS BEYOND THE COST OF THE SPACE OCCUPIED BY THE ERROR, SLANDER OF ANY GROUP OR INDIVIDUAL, FAILURE TO PRO- DUCE ANY ISSUE AS SCHEDULED DUE TO REASONS BEYOND OUR CONTROL, ANY AND ALL SUITS FOR LIABLE, PLAGIARISM, COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT AND UNAUTHORIZED USE OF A PERSON’S NAME OR PHOTOGRAPH. OPINIONS AND CLAIMS MADE BY ADVER- TISERS AND AUTHORS ARE THEIR OWN, AND DO NOT NECESSARILY REPRESENT THE POLICY OF THUNDER ROADS MAGAZINE OR THUNDER PUBLISHING. PUBLISHER DOES NOT PROMOTE THE ABUSE OF ALCOHOL OR OTHER DRUGS. Why is it that pollen gives us a runny nose and watery eyes this time of the year, but when we are riding all this stops? Hummm… Obviously it is the best cure for cabin fever and boredom. I would like to think that riding can cure other pesky conditions like this. After I typed the above, I did an internet search about health improvements connected to motorcycles. Studies have shown that riders of all age groups are physically healthier than non-riders in the same age group. Strength is improved in the knees, thighs and neck. People that rely on insulin can benefit as well because riding is considered a low-impact workout. Riding can even help your marriage in many different ways and give you a new outlook on time spent together. The shared experiences on a motorcycle improve communication. This companionship can enhance your sex life. I read it on the internet, so it must be true… I can see some of our non-riding readers say to their spouse, “Honey, we need to buy a bike....” Most of the studies have a common thread which is the mental health improvement of riders. By improving your mood and outlook on life, people tend to focus more on the positive events that life throws at us. Bottom line, riding is good for the soul. It is time to get out there and experience the open road, even if it’s just on the weekends. As you will see in this issue, the spring events are coming up. There are Bike Blessings, Bike Nights, Open Houses, Bike Shows, Washington BBQ Bikes & Blues, Hermann Rally, Poker Runs, and plenty more. Remember that most of the cage drivers out there have not seen motorcycles on the road for the past 4 or 5 months. Assume they don’t see you and you’ll be safer out there. Thanks for picking up this copy and remember you can go to our website and read this issue online. Simply go to www. thunderroadsmo. com and start flipping through the pages. Whatever happens, remember, It’s all part of the experience… Later, Dennis Thunder Roads Magazine 2