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s we enter into the holidays season we ask that you take a minute to give thanks for your many blessings. If you’re reading this in English thank a teacher, if you’re reading this in America thank a soldier. Living in Columbia and near Ft. Jackson I see soldiers every day. My motorcycle is older than most of these men & women. Yet I’m free to ride because of them, I am very grateful to each and every sacrifice made by soldiers past & present. Often forgotten are the military families who’s loved ones are deployed during Christmas and the sacrifices they make. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the commercialization of it all. For a reality check read Preacher Cotton’s message on the Get Right With The Man page!
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CONTENTS Issue #60 December 2012
Carolina Chrome Girl
Wind Sisters RC Anniversary
Cold Weather Maintenance
Saddle-Up & Let’s Ride
Confederate History Truths
Carolina Biker Centerfolds
Cruiser’s News & Reviews Get Right With The Man
Rollin Wit Da Don
Dear Dr. Dilligaf
O n the C over of the C arolina C hrome
Brittany Hill ~ Lancaster, SC RubyRed ~ Columbia, SC
Submitted by: MoJo of Rock Hill, SC
Submitted by: Cracker Steve - Gilbert, SC Gypsy - Lexington
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Sport Bike News & Happenings
South Carolina Biker Happenings
Biker Advice Column
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WIND SISTERS RC would like to thank the following businesses for your generous contributions and support of our 1st Anniversary Party. We especially appreciate all the bikers who rode in to help us celebrate! Saturday Nov 3rd, the Twisted Spoke on Clemson Blvd. was packed out. The BlackJack Crawl grand prize, cover of Carolina Chrome, was won by Anna & Randy Moore of Rock Hill. Lynette Drouin McKenney of Anderson, won the Bike Show. “Honey I’m Home” prize went to Jenny & Scooter of Columbia, this is a game where a couple lay on a bed and when you hear “Honey..I’m home” one jumps up, puts on a pair of pants, climbs thru a bedroom window, gets on his/her bike and crossed a finish line. Scooter won this in 7 seconds. It’s a hoot to watch! Special thanks to the Chrome Crew for manning parking Kidd & Str8Jckt. And to Buddy Crenshaw, Randy Moore, & Scooter for judging the bike show. 3 Bands kicked off at 4pm and rocked the bar well into the night. The Twisted Spoke is always a good time with the best music found anywhere. A BIG SHOUT OUT to owner Tony Fields and the Twisted Spoke Staff!! RubyRed, WSRC Thanks again to the donating SC businesses: Ancient Iron ~ Biker Chick Jewelry Biker Outlet of Lancaster ~ Billski Mods, Inc. Boneyard Cycles ~ Carolina Chrome Magazine Carolina Rebels MC Clarendon Chapter Craftec by Margaret Garrison Electric City Nomads MC Holmes Hair Studio ~ Jewelers Bench ~Just Stitch it Kickstand #97 ~ Kim Scott Avon ~ Make the Cut Monogram Me ~ Native Jewelry Box Pardue Muffler & Tire ~ Pizza Buffet Red Lobster ~ Sue’s Wings & Things Thirty One Gifts ~ Thunder Tower H-D ~ Tint Plus Under the Pecan Tree ~ Unique Chains and Things University Inn Clemson AND THE WINNER IS.... GASTON COUNTY CBA Chapter of the Year Award and Legislative Chapter of the Year. NC State recognized Gaston County for 5 year of Service to Motorcyclist Rights. Individuals from Gaston honored with awards: Membership Award – Cathy “Gabby” Mintz (Gabby recruited highest number of new members 2012). NC Congressman (and Gaston member) – Rep. John Torbett won NC State Legislator of the Year. John has worked very hard on our behalf in Raleigh. Gabby is also first VP and Events Coordinator for Gaston Co.CBA..
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The temperatures are getting cooler and many riders are reaching for that leather jacket and gloves for the morning commute. For some of us, cooler weather means less riding trips and no more bike nights, but
some may soon be considering block will also help keep the battery parking the bikes until warmer charge up. This also keeps oil flowed weather. to the top end increasing gasket & seal life. If your bike is going to be spending an extended time parked, there are Finally, don’t forget tire pressure. several things to remember: Tires will lose some air over time. Don’t allow yourself to be riding First, the fuels today are only good down the road on under inflated tires for about 3 months before they begin when that warm, sunny winter day breaking down. Now think about does arrive. how long that gas was in the ground at the station before finding its way Keep the wrenches spin’n & the into the motorcycle tank. This is sparks a fly’n. Later, Mojo especially true with higher grade fuels that aren’t bought as often, Stop by The Original Billski Mods, spending more time in the tanks at Inc. in Rock Hill, SC located on Red the local station. Fuel stabilizer can River Road between Dave Lyle & be used if you know a tank of gas may Cherry Road. Take advantage of be in your bike for the entire winter. the 20% off ALL Winter leathers & Just follow the mixing instructions, accessories. Visit for custom parts/ but first fill the tank with gas. If the service/repair, and much more. tank is full of gas, it’s not full of air that can allow the internal of the tank We wrench on all to rust. Also remember if using fuel Street Makes/Models from stabilizer to crank the motorcycle & Vintage to Modern. Also FREE allow the treated fuel to fill the float shipping over $199.00 in the US. chambers on carburetor bikes or the please give us a call fuel rail on fuel injected bikes. Second, using a battery tender that automatically charges the battery as needed is also a must for bike storage or less often ridden bikes. Cold weather can take a dormant battery down quickly. Even if the temperatures are really low, cranking and riding a bike just down the road orSaddle-Up around the & Lets-Ride
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Another glorious day as we entertained 75+ Seniors (the most seniors YET!) for a Christmas Party, that in these parts has become a tradition for many Seniors, as well as, the Extended Biker Family! A chilly 50 or so degrees a beautiful sun shining above started our ride. Santa Larry and Granny Claus lead the way with a group of 30+ motorcycles to RH National Guard Armory home of OUR 178th EN BN/TF Prowlers Soldiers –serving in Afghanistan for at least another 6 months. THANK YOU to our 178th Heroes for our Freedom and your service! As Santa/Granny Claus round the corner the seniors are outside whooping and a-hollering and clapping for our EBF. What a sight to see…. fruit bags, gift cards, gift bags loaded to the rims, homemade goodies - made with love from our Biker Family along with Pics on Santa’s lap. LOTS of hugs and kisses and good Biker family fellowship. As party winds down – one brave senior hollers “I WANNA RIDE on a motorcycle”… so off we go with anyone who dares to brave the Chill! 300pm we head over to the Silver Dollar where Marsh and Bunny and the gang – warm our bellies with awesome eats and warm our hearts with their good ol’ southern hospitality. And the tradition continues…. One of the most rewarding events you will ever attend! Mark it down for NEXT year ALWAYS the Sunday of Thanksgiving Weekend…. You surely don’t want to miss another one - Jules
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Honda Goldwing F6B & CB1100 Retro Well readers I’m back with another bike review, well sort of. The bikes I went looking for are two new models of Honda motorcycles. Unfortunately they will not be available until later this year or 2013 depending on dealership orders and how soon they can get them in. So keep an eye out for the ride review in a future issue of Carolina Chrome. For now I will give you my take on what I think will be the hottest selling Hondas since the Fury. For a while now there hasn’t been too much to report on the metric side of things. When the economy tanked new models seemed to dry up and for a couple years, with few exceptions all we have seen is a rehash of the current models. However, this coming year Honda has 5 new models in the pipeline, two of which caught my eye immediately, the Goldwing F6B, and CB1000 Retro model. Did I say Goldwing, yes I did. Modern Goldwing’s have not ever been what I looked for in a motorcycle and I have avoided our editor’s attempts to get me to review one for two reasons. First, I’ve heard how great they ride and if they were that good I don’t want that riding experience in the back of my head every time I purchased a new bike. Second, I’ve always put bikes in 3 categories, Harleys, Metrics, and Goldwing’s. The latter in my view was always a “two wheeled touring machine” not really a motorcycle. The Goldwing to me is like the Kyle Bush of motorcycles, that is to say, I respect its capabilities but I have never been a fan.
Until now. The GWF6B is leaner, meaner, lighter, and faster than its predecessor. One look at the photos and you can see the difference. Its cut down styling is now something I wouldn’t be embarrassed to be on. This lighter model is still pushed along with same 1800 cc 6cyl engine! At the time this is being written, the new model is already generating a waiting list at most dealerships. The GWF6B is one that I will ride and review for Carolina Chrome ASAP. Before I even turn the key, my riding experience tells me with
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of it, as there were so many different ones over the years, it’s hard to remember them all. In addition to all those there were the Suzuki and Kawasaki clones of the original bike that changed the market, the 1969 CB 750. Many old school guys look back at that first bike with a nostalgic fondness and think it would be great to own one again. Those old models with the gleaming chrome fenders and tacky 70s metal flake pain job were a source of pride for many first time riders. Well, its back, as the CB1100, right down to the chrome fenders and square gas tank. This time it’s equipped with modern suspension and breaks. The CB1000 it still retains the old school air/oil cooled in line 4cyl. motor but now it’s pushing 1100cc. These modern upgrades with old school looks are going to make this one a hot seller giving many of us the chance to revisit that old school metric. Maybe not to replace our current ride, but as a second ride to use as a solo get-away bike, providing a time machine escape from the crowds and rallies as a way to experience your first bike – again-. Cruiser-
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Jesus caught his fish, then he cleaned them. Well ready or not folks it’s here Christmas time, That time of the year everyone is Happy about seeing friends and family, but maybe not so happy about the cost. We will be spending time with the ones that we love and care about, giving and sharing, loving and caring, But ya know folks it ain’t got to be Christmas for us to show these things to others. If ya are like me you probably heard all ya life how it is better to give than receive, and it is. When we give there is something inside of us that just seems to glow, there is a wonderful feeling that comes over ya. So Check this out all of this is good and don’t get me wrong I love it to, But let us not forget the real reason for the season, The birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. Now ya talking about a wonderful feeling give ya heart to Jesus and you won’t believe the feeling. We have got to where we compromise to much to things in the world we live in today, A babe was born to save the world of its sins and we taken Christ out of Christmas, now it’s Happy Holidays or season’s greetings, come on folks it’s still Merry CHRISTmas, Christ was the reason, had it not been for Jesus folks wouldn’t be here to change it to what they think it should be. When someone comes up to ya during CHRISTmas and says Happy Holidays, tell em no man it’s still Merry CHRISTmas, if they are offended by it they are probably out of place any way. All though we have not stood up when we should, like it or not this is a CHRISTian nation. Yes the gifts are great and the time with family and friends are priceless, But come on folks remember YAHWEH CROSSROADS why we celebrate Christmas, why BIKER MINISTRY LANCASTER CHAPTER we have this SATURDAYBIBLE STUDY opportunity, not EXCEPT LAST SAT.OF THE MONTH because or so we 6:30 PM can have a time to 2019 ROSS RD.LANCASTER get together and S.C. FATBOY & SHEILA have a ball, think STEIN 803-288-8489 about it we do
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this all year round we just treat it differently because it’s a Holiday. Everyday should be treated as it is a Holiday we have been given the greatest gift of all man. Just wished folks would remember and consider the reason for Christmas and stop In The Wind With Christ, taking it as just another Rev. Cotton Pate holiday, Folks this is Chrome Crew Jesus’ birthday. Why is it that we can celebrate  475-9165 everyone’s birthday and go to great links to do so, Oh man we will go all out, and we look over the most important Birthday of all. Yes we decorate and do all we can to show the love to each other, but what are we doing to show our love to Jesus this time of the year. This is serious folks most of us was taught what CHRISTmas is really all about and we are sitting back letting folks take it away cause it offends them, we don’t want to hurt no one. Well I just wonder what and how Jesus feels when we do this, take a stand folks stand up for Jesus. Man we will all get excited and stand up for the helmet law here in our state(and NO I don’t wear one) and I think this is great I have been to the rallies in front of the state house and protested it more than once, am simply saying why don’t we come together for other thing we believe in. Most of ya are probably right around my age, man you remember praying and saying the Pledge of Allegiance, and if ya spent as much
time as I have in a court room you remember the ten commandments hanging in the court house and we have let all this be taken away. Folks when someone says anything to you this CHRISTmas other than Merry CHRISTmas stand up let em know just how ya feel about it, take time and share with them what it really means. Well till next time remember that there is one that will forever ride with ya Jesus Christ. Oh and a very MERRY CHRISTMAS
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Shopping for the Holidays can be difficult. So here is Da Don’s Motorcycle Christmas Shopping List 2012! Hello Everyone. It’s that time of the year again....Christmas! Now its time to find the perfect holiday gifts for motorcycle enthusiast. The huge selection of motorcycle gifts, motorcycle gear, motorcycle parts & accessories can make this selection very difficult. On top of that, a rider's bike can be such a personal item that they will want to have some input when selecting important motorcycle equipment so they can tune the performance and customize the style exactly how they want it. There is hope though! There are many fun and exciting motorcycle gifts that any rider will love. I have compiled a list of items that are good for anyone with a motorcycle no matter what they have done to it as far as customization. Now its harder to shop for someone with a sportsbike versus someone with a Harley! Harley riders have so many options from heated grips to a pair of Harley-Davidson jeans! I have yet to see a pair of Kawasaki jeans but I know they coming soon! So for us, I have to get a little creative.
NICE LIST: 12. Leather Gloves 11. Motorcycle Stands 10. FREEZE-OUT Attire 9. Motorcycle Jacket 8. Riding Boots 7. Custom Hand Grips NAUGHTY LIST: 6. Blu-Tooth Helmet 5. Video Camera System 4. Set of Tires 3. Chrome Rims 2. Custom Paint Scheme 1. 2012 Kawasaki ZX-14
Tis the season to be jolly! Every year MCs have been giving back to the community. We have fundraisers for almost every cause we can. We partake in as many parades as possible. Last year, The Love Doctors M/C adopted several families and took them gifts. This year I want to step it up a notch. The Love Doctors M/C of Columbia would like to have a Christmas Dinner for the homeless. We want to feed as many people as we can and spread the Holiday Spirit. If your club is having anything this Christmas, email the details and I personally will spread the news. Email pictures of your event and I will compose an Appreciation Page for the January Edition. -Da Don
I had to add that last one in their as a hint for anyone wanting to get Da Don a real nice Christmas Gift! Seriously, any new motorcycle would make a Love Doctors M/C wonderful gift! For those of you of Columbia wondering where you can get will have a these items, just look through the Holiday Breakfast magazine. We have many for the Homeless businesses advertising special Saturday December 15th Holiday savings! @ 10am @ Chelsea’s If you have any ideas for an Seafood Restaurant article you would like to see, located @ 1734 Main St, email me at: Columbia, SC. DaDonCC@gmail.com. For more details please call 803-297-2101 Saddle-Up & Lets-Ride
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Even though it’s been four years since its last overhaul, the 2012 Suzuki Hayabusa still garners instant street creditability in the South. With its impressive acceleration numbers, easy handling, not to mention the plentitude of accessories and aftermarket hop-up parts available, you simply can’t go wrong with the Hayabusa. Slide into the big, cozy saddle and it’s apparent how large of a motorcycle it is. From the width of the instrument display to the bubbly shape of the fuel tank and tail section; all of its proportions are more
oversized than other sportbikes (with exception of the Ninja ZX-14R). This means it’s a more comfortable mount for taller riders, especially those who stand over six-feet. Stock, its pushing out 179 Horsepower at 9600rpm. Its no ZX-14 but its right there. I am very impressed with the new color schemes as well.
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Pet Owner Benefits ~ Get Healthy By: Marli, Santee Chrome Crew
I don’t get paid to ride my motorcycle, so like most folks, I also have a day job, gotta keep gas in the scoot. After chatting with RubyRed one afternoon and sharing a little about my work (w/Columbia Animal Shelter), she asked if I would put together a few quick tips, facts, etc. for each issue about the world of animal care and control and caring for our pets. So, here we go..#14
JuneBug (CRMC) & Sir Winston (TMC hang-around) . We are in the middle of the holiday season so the battle has already begun. How to prevent gaining weight with all the great food (and lots of it) we are likely to encounter. Not to mention a cocktail or two. One answer…get a pet. Study after study has shown that people who own a pet, particularly a dog, are more likely to get out and exercise on a regular basis. Whether it’s going for a walk or just playing with your pet. Even folks who didn’t exercise before, exercise a good deal more when they get a pet. Exercise is not the only benefit. It has been shown that pets also help lower stress, levels of cholesterol and triglycerides.
People with pets also have lower heart rates and blood pressure. Believe it or not, pets have been shown to regulate a person’s blood pressure better than medications. It has been found that people who suffered from serious heart attacks were more likely to recover if they had a pet waiting for them at home. This is true with other serious illnesses or injuries. Other studies have shown that children who grow up with pets are less likely to have allergies, hay fever or asthma. They also have stronger immune systems. Not only that, children with pets are likely to have more self confidence, understand verbal and non-verbal communication easier, and cope better with family issues and social settings. They also deal with stress better if they grow up with pets. Pets are great in so many ways. They also offer us unconditional love. Who couldn’t use some of that? They offer companionship, are great snugglers, can enjoy comfortable silences and can keep secrets when you need someone to talk
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to. Pets are also wonderful for beating loneliness. It’s one of the reasons they are so great in visiting nursing homes. Because of pets’ playful nature, pet owners are less likely to suffer from depression and anxiety. They remind us not to take things too seriously. In short, pets are simply pretty awesome. They help us physically, mentally and emotionally. And they are great conversation pieces. Seriously, who out there hasn’t had at least one conversation about your own or somebody else’s pet? Going back to the holiday season, don’t forget that a pet can also make a wonderful gift for yourself of someone you care about. Just make sure it’s the right pet for you or them. Then get out there and walk and enjoy life with your pet. If you don’t want or can’t have a pet of your own right now, visit your local shelter and spend time with some of those pets while they are waiting for their new home. It will do you both good. Have a pet questions email me at email@example.com
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How to Avoid Getting Hurt If You’re Injured on the Job Getting hurt at work can be complicated. There are certain things you have to do to protect yourself. In serious cases, where the injury is immediate, an adjuster is assigned, and benefits usually start without much delay. However, in heavy physical jobs, you must make a distinction between sore muscles and a real injury that should be reported. People who work hard jobs say they cannot report an injury every time they feel a pain or go home sore. They would be reporting something almost every day. However, it is critical that you notify your employer of any incident where you feel a “pop” or a “shooting pain” that goes down your arm or leg. Lifting injuries are common, and the true extent of injury may not be readily apparent. People often try to play down their symptoms or say they can “work through” their pain. This approach can hurt you later if the symptoms remain or get worse. In these cases, you should get checked out, even if you go on your own to an urgent care center. Be sure to go the same day or the next day and fully describe what Page 42
happened and where you hurt. If the pain does go away, that’s great. But if it does not resolve, you are better protected if you later have to file for workers’ compensation benefits. There are two (2) deadlines in workers’ compensation cases. Almost everyone knows that you have two (2) years to file a claim. However, the first deadline is that you have ninety (90) days to report an accident to your employer. If you miss that date, your claim can still be barred, despite the two years statute of limitations (SOL). It is best to report as soon as possible and eliminate the risk. The next question is “do I really need a lawyer to represent me?” It depends. If your injury is minor (a strain or small cut), then no, you do not. These types of injuries usually heal completely, and there are no benefits due other than medical treatment. On the other hand, if your injury is more serious (requiring surgery, broken bones), then you should consider hiring experienced counsel. Beware though. Seemingly, every lawyer on the planet wants to “help the injured.” Before hiring any attorney, make sure they actually have real experience in handling workers’ compensation cases. As for me, I have practiced workers’ compensation law in South Carolina for over 23 years. I am a former insurance defense lawyer and a former Registered Nurse (RN). And the best part, you can call me directly to review your situation. If you have a specific issue you would like to discuss, you can reach me directly on my mobile phone 803-554-4157 SC or my direct email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Be safe at work. Get home to your family.
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CODE OF THE ROAD After a day of riding to Greenville Harley Davidson’s “Military Appreciation Day,” we found ourselves rolling down Hwy. 417 without any throttle.... interesting. It’s 4:30 in the afternoon and the shops are closing. Thank goodness for 10 mph over rule or I would’ve been parked in an animal hospital paring lot. Luckily I was able to coast to a favorite watering hole and put out a quick 911 call to 4 brothers! Now for a few cold beers and a little tunes. Within 5 mins and half a song by Robin Trower my phone started blowing up. The first being John, owner of John Hicks Customs out of Grrrrrreeeeerrrrrrr as they pronounce it. Said give him a few mins. and he was on his way. Quick call to Greenville H-D with year and make and both throttle cables in my hand. Check and back to a little Eric Johnson on the juke box. This is not going to ruin my veterans day weekend. A few beers later and a bowl of low country boil, I was ‘bout feelin right, hanging out on the back porch, when in the distance I could hear a faint rumble rollin my way. Up comes the purdiest site 4 brothers rolling hot and heavy, they rolled in and wouldn’t let me do a thing but live it down. Kinda reminds me
of a few years ago when I was a lot younger and had a quicker step to my strut, I hung around a bunch of fine brothers. We trained hard, fought hard and played even harder. I had the privilege of serving in two branches of the military, Navy and Army (funny story of my dad taking me drinking and signing paperwork). But I had the privilege of training and serving with the most outstanding brothers and sisters in this God created world I’m tell’in ya. And as I reflect, my weekend was not ruined but reminded me of the brothers and sisters that have not and will not be coming back. And that if we have one anothers back this country can still be the greatest society in the history of the world. So hears to my veterans of past, present, and future; and to the brothers and sisters I meet everyday on the road. Always remember the biker code! Never leave a brother behind. Thanks John for reminding me what this weekend was about. If your in a fix in the GRRRRREEEEERRRRR area, John’s in the C.C.M. look him up!!!! From KIDD in the upstate, I hope all have a safe and Merry Christmas and a happy riding New Year!!!!!! P.S. As always hears to you.... Dr. D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F. whomever & where ever you are!!! Saddle-Up & Lets-Ride
Turkey Testicle Festival By: RubyRed
Yes you are reading it right. Off the Rail in Columbia held its 1st annual event. Fried turkey balls... The many who ate them said they ‘taste like liver’, well in that case why not just eat liver?!? Still just when I thought I had seen it all, this I had to see not to mention the T was a must have. Jim and the Off The Rail staff always welcome bikers, its just a cool neighborhood place in NE Columbia on Two Notch Rd.; just a few miles from home is an extra plus. The party was in full swing when we arrived, pans & pans of fried balls, many sides, and Tarzan’s pulled pork BBQ spread out, all you could eat. A contest for the one who could stuff the most balls in their mouth was held, at which time I headed for the large back deck and the live music of ‘Write Off 20”, local SC southern rock & rollers. Followed by ‘Nikki Blooze & the Formerly Unknown Band”. If you have the chance make a point to go hear this girl sing, you will thank me later! BIG SHOUT OUT to the Columbia BON ladies, thanks for the autographed calendar. Stop in Off the Rail and have a cold one or one of their many famous ‘shots’. Beware the parking lot takes a little navigating on 2 wheels, but the friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere makes up for it. Grab a CHROME while there!
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Dear Dr. Dillagaf, I need help PLEASE. I’ve been dating the most fantastic man. He has a motorcycle. I fell for him hard right from the start. He has asked me to move in and said he’s never loved anything except his motorcycle until he met me. Here’s the predicament, I am scared to death of motorcycles. He’s a safe and sound driver, I am just afraid of motorcycles. Is there a class I can take or reading material I can purchase to help be overcome my fears? Willa Keys ~ N. Augusta, SC Dear Willa, If your new man loves you as much as his motorcycle then I’m sure you will be polished, well ridden, and properly lubricated. Speaking of lubrication, the only class I can think of that you need to take is taught nightly at your local biker bar, Tequila shots 101. As far as reading material is concerned I would borrow a couple of his biker magazines and get yourself acquainted with the lifestyle, by the time class and theory are over you should be ready for you first fear free ride behind the man you love and trust so much. If that doesn’t work, GO BACK TO CLASS. Dear Doc, Couple of months ago I read your letter from the Yankee who’s new girlfriend wanted him to ride a sporty with pink feathers. That was funny up until I found myself in a similar situation. I ride an old Harley and my new lady recently upgraded from a Sporty to a 2013 Road Glide. Preparing myself for all the smack I’m going to hear when we pull up together. Can’t afford a new one myself. Oh well. Bender ~ Mullins, SC Bender, I’d be hard pressed to rib a guy that pulled up on an Old Harley that had character and miles on it. Page 46
I F YO U A R E E A S I LY O F F E N D E D T U R N T H E PA G E N O W I mean, as long as it wasn’t pink with feathers on it. Nothing against new bikes but there’s no respect lost for a man that can maintain his machine. Look at it this way, from now on when you have to do roadside mechanics you will have someone to fetch the beer. Dear Doctor, My husband of 60+ years passed away a few years ago. He was a proud American Veteran. I have been to his grave site for motorcycle riders to come with wreaths and flags for the Vets. It is a wonderful feeling when all of those motorcycles come riding in. It makes me tear up with pride and gives me cold chills. I do not know who organizes this but I would in some way like to say thank you to each and every one of them. It means so much you will never know. Mrs. Hamilton ~ Columbia, SC Ms Hamilton, First I would like to thank your husband for his service to this great country and to thank you for being by one of our heroes side for 60+ years. There are many groups in our state that honor the military and the fallen and any of them reading this will get your message. The men and women that I have had the pleasure of going to these events with do it strictly out of honor and respect. God Bless our Military. Dear Dr. Dilligaf, I recently saw a facebook post on the Carolina Chrome site where a family had been burnt out and lost everything. With several small children the call went out to the motorcycle community to help with sizes for the kids. Within a day or 2 the children were clothed and furniture was being donated, house wares not from one town but from all over the state of South Carolina. Amazing. Even trucks to haul it to them were being offered. You bikers should be very proud of yourselves the way Saddle-Up & Lets-Ride
you come together to help one of your own. Paul Anthony ~ Charleston, SC Paul, We’ve been doing this for years, where have you been? Most people can’t tell you the first and last names of the people that live on either side of them and wouldn’t care if their house burnt down except for the fact that they get to see a light show if they call the fire department. It’s not about pride, there’s just something about people who risk, enjoy, and experience life on two wheels that makes them fearless when it comes to helping each other out. Support your local bikers and see how fast an entire community can change for the better. Dear Doc, What’s the best products you know of for cold weather riding? I don’t care what it looks like I don’t care if it’s made by Harley. Just looking to stay warm. Bought a full faced helmet and it was best investment I’ve made for cold weather. Now to keep my ass warm, got my head covered. Cowboy ~ Rock Hill, SC Cowboy, Get some kerosene soaked rags and wrap them around your ankles, it might not keep you warm but the ants won’t get to your candy ass. If it’s too cold to ride in chaps and a jacket for you then maybe you should borrow your moms car. All kidding aside, if your bundled up too tight to walk then you’re too stiff to be safe on a bike. I hear they make a set of pants, jacket, and gloves that plug into the cig lighter of your bike, check your local parts dealer. To submit questions for
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