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Offline springer

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Thunder Roads Alabama
« on: October 22, 2009, 05:49:12 AM »
Found out yesterday that the new owner of Thunder Roads Alabama has pulled the plug on the magazine. This is the first time in 15 years that Alabama will not have a Thunder Roads magazine.
 If anyone is interested in owning the Thunder Road franchise for Alabama contact the national headquarters at thunderroads.com.
 Until then we will have to make do with that Georgia magazine, Full Throttle
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Re: Thunder Roads Alabama
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2009, 07:16:42 AM »
 {24} Yeah, I figured that out yesterday myself. Tried to log on to thier website, and all I kept getting was a GoDaddy.com add. SON OF A.... !6       

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Re: Thunder Roads Alabama
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2009, 12:34:24 PM »
That SUXS!!! I have friends that worked there!!!

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Re: Thunder Roads Alabama
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2009, 11:23:11 AM »
Wow..that's terrible, sounds like a good resource.

stagmie

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Re: Thunder Roads Alabama
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2009, 11:55:10 AM »
It IS for sale.............surely someone on here has the talent, knowhow, and MONEY to buy this excellent publication and continue it on. I sure hate to see it go by the wayside.

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Re: Thunder Roads Alabama
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2009, 01:46:59 PM »
I hate that is shut down. I enjoyed the magazine.
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Offline FigureSkatingHarleyGirl

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Re: Thunder Roads Alabama
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2009, 12:01:48 PM »
do we know why the "new owner" pulled the plug? Seems like Alabama would be a good venue for motorcycle magazine.  not that I have the cash to own a magazine but wonder how much it would cost....hmmmmm.

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Re: Thunder Roads Alabama
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2009, 02:29:57 PM »
Lack of cash is the main reason. If you really wanna find out the cost of the Thunder Road franchise for Alabama go to www.thunderroads.com that is the national website
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Re: Thunder Roads Alabama
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2009, 02:39:11 PM »
I hate people that buy businesses than run em in the ground !

Than they are still allowed to do it again !

Ought to be a law against it ! {21}

We the workers suffer the most,when we are jobless because of their stupidity

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Re: Thunder Roads Alabama
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2009, 02:46:37 PM »
i have never heard of thunder roads until i became a member of BR.

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Re: Thunder Roads Alabama
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2009, 02:59:49 PM »
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i have never heard of thunder roads until i became a member of BR.

See guys? Another perk of Bama Rides. Information of what's going on in the motorcycling community in and around Alabama. And you didn't need a "decoder ring" or be in a "special group to get it either.  :D

  It seems like Alabama needs Bama Rides more now than ever. So Don, keep up the good work. Your stock is going up.

  And to all that are a part of more than one motorcycle forum, please keep us that aren't,  informed of other happenings in and around Alabama on anything motorcycle related that pertains to us a motorcycle enthusiast.

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Re: Thunder Roads Alabama
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2009, 03:19:56 PM »
Just when I was going to subscribe  :( . Oh well, hope someone takes advantage of the opportunity and it becomes available again  :-* .

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Re: Thunder Roads Alabama
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2009, 03:20:39 PM »
Lack of cash is the main reason. If you really wanna find out the cost of the Thunder Road franchise for Alabama go to www.thunderroads.com that is the national website


Try http://www.thunderroadsmagazine.com/america/index.html instead.   :-*

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Re: Thunder Roads Alabama
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2009, 11:56:04 AM »
OK here is my take on this whole Thunder Roads thingie. It shut down in Alabama?? So what. I too enjoyed reading it but with the advent of wifi and wireless I can now take BamaRides into the pooper with me (which is where TR was best read) The collapse to TR does leave a vacuum as far as as a where, when, how and who of the goings on of Alabama motorcycling. Who and or what is better positioned to take up that slack than the website you are now reading. This site can go more in depth, faster and be edited in just a couple of minutes than TR could in a couple of months.
What we need is a plan to help King dredlocks out. We need more content , articles, pics and updates for the front page. so if Dred is interested and ya'll are willing I say with the demise of our main competitor the line to the front of the local motorcycling news is wide open.  So the question is "Do we pick up the slack or let someone else take it?
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Re: Thunder Roads Alabama
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2009, 08:52:30 PM »
sounds like a good idea.....

dont think i have not thought about how to capitalize on the vacuum

the question I have, is will it translate?

Print does not translate well to web.....many people do not have access to web even.

So we can pick up a good bit of their audience, and we can duplicate their content, if we can only get the "readers" to move to the web.

We WILL NOT be printing anything - the print, I am sure is a large reason for the failure in the business model.

I am all ears about ways to capture the market?