Experienced by Adrian McQueen
It has been unseasonably warm this winter so the Timonium Motorcycle Show (TMS) at the Maryland State Fairgrounds was even hotter than in the past. Labeled as is one of the largest motorcycle shows on the east coast, enthusiasts, builders and patrons come to witness the wide array of custom sportbikes, baggers, choppers, drag bikes, vintage cycles and antiques of every make.
The highly acclaimed “Travel, Touring & Adventure” exhibit which showcases key essentials to the lifestyle of motorcyclists was back and well attended. It is a rights of passage for bikers to go on long road trips across the nation and along the open road to absorb the beautiful sights the region has to offer. Gracing the show’s presence were Simon and Lisa Thomas, Lois Pryce, Austin Vince, Steph Jeavons, Rob Beach – Beach’s Motorcycle Adventures, Ayres Adventures and Edelweiss Bike Travel and Skip Mascorro from MotoDiscovery. Patrons were able to hear stories, discuss routes and hear tips from some of the most noted, interesting and passionate motorcycle adventurists there are.
The show this year didn’t have as many custom bikes as it has showcased in the past but Eastern Performance Cycles, Harley-Davidson, Pete’s Cycles, Garage Twenty-One, Design Worx and many others brought more than enough toys for all to witness. The show stopper was “Teresa’s Dream,” a 2016 Fatboy Lo built and customized by Jim Fowler at Sick Sledz. It was envisioned in memory of Teresa “Blueiz” Christiansen who was directly involved in the build providing feedback, suggestions, guidance and input prior to her untimely passing.
Throughout the show prizes were given away by Thunder Roads Mid Atlantic, live radio broadcasts from 98 Rock and plenty of games such as the Bikes and Babes Newlywed Game and a Strong Man Competition to keep the crowd entertained. The show wouldn’t be complete without the contests from the lovely ladies of Girls of ThunderRoads. This year guests were treated to a Leather & Lace Valentine Show, Line Dance Lessons, Daisy Dukes and Cowboy Boots Fashion Show and the Bikini Contest.
See you next year!