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he Chrome Crew is growing. With Issue #51 we welcome Laura ‘Breezy’ Boyd to the Upstate/Greenwood Crew. Also finally some much needed office help; Welcome Robin Dixon as office manager working in Columbia from York. We need a few more good bikers, is it YOU??

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ould there be something in the water?? Well.. in the Suds?? I’m not sure if any of the Crew actually drink water! Maybe Drew! ~ Tommy Lee has a new bike (with a cool Trey Steele paint job!) ~ Greyhawk has a new bike ~ Carl has a new bike ~ Cruiser has a new bike yes a Harley! ~ Drew has a new bike ~ Robin has a new bike ~ Donna S sporting new paint job ~ SusieQ’s on the back of Q-Ball’s new bike ~ RubyRed’s eye-balling the new Harley Softail Slim

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CONTENTS Issue #51 March 2012

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Carolina Chrome Girl

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Saddle-Up & Let’s Ride

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Woman to Woman

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Carolina Biker Centerfolds

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Pre-Season Check

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Get Right With The Man

O n the C over of the C arolina C hrome

Kristin - York, SC

Chrome Nuts & Bolts Industry News

Today’s Veteran

Submitted by: Chad Porter South Carolina Biker Happenings Submitted by: Lizzy T

Bevis - Columbia, SC Tunita Doan - Ft. Mott, SC

Submitted by: MoJo of Rock Hill, SC Co-Editor ~ Rev Cotton Pate

Confederate History Truths Submitted by: Cracker

CRUISER’s News & Reviews Dear Dr. Dilligaf Biker Advice Column

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Carolina Chrome Magazine™ (CCM) is a FREE publication printed monthly, Distributed in South Carolina & Border Towns to Biker Friendly Businesses & Watering Holes.

Kent Collins is a native of Lexington, where he practices law. He rides a H-D Fatboy every chance he gets. Please VOTE for Kent in the upcoming County Council Elections!! Carolina Chrome proudly features SOUTH CAROLINA BIKERS (front cover not for sale)

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WE WERE BORN GREEN INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS PROVIDED BY ADVERTISERS AND READERS AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. WHILE EVERY REASONABLE EFFORT HAS BEEN MADE TO INSURE THAT THE INFORMATION is ACCURATE AS OF PUBLICATION DATE, CCM AND ITS EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CLIENTS, AND DISTRIBUTORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING FROM THE USE OF OR RELIANCE ON THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS PUBLICATION OR FROM THE OMISSIONS OF INFORMATION FROM THIS PUBLICATION. CCM’S PARTICIPATION IN THIS PUBLICATION IS NOT AN ENDORSEMENT OF THE VIEWS, OPINIONS, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OF ANY ADVERTISER OR OTHER PARTICIPANT APPEARING HEREIN. NO PART OF THIS PUBLICATION SHALL BE REPRODUCED IN ANY FORMAT WITHOUT THE EXPRESSED WRITTEN CONSENT OF THE PUBLISHER. CCM DOES NOT PROMOTE THE CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. CCM IS TO BE HELD HARMLESS FOR FAILURE TO PRODUCE ANY ISSUE ON SCHEDULE DUE TO REASONS BEYOND OUR CONTROL INCLUDING ACTS OF NATURE; TO BE HELD HARMLESS FROM SUITS OR CLAIMS DUE BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE UNAUTHORIZED USE OF A PERSONS NAME OR PHOTOGRAPH, PLAGIARISM, LIBEL, OR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEPage 5 www.CarolinaChromeMagazine.com MENT. THE CAROLINA CHROME NAME AND LOGO IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK AND IS THE PROPERTY OF THE OWNER AND PUBLISHER TOMMY LEE AND CAROLINA CHROME LLC.


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USO NEWS FROM HARLEY Harley-Davidson announced in Feb that the company helped raise more than $160,000 on behalf of the United Service Organizations (USO) throughout November and December, which will be used to send care packages to troops overseas in the coming year. Donations were collected by dealerships and H.O.G. chapters around the country in honor of Military Appreciation Month.

New HD SOFTAIL® SLIM™ is a clean old school custom. Strippeddown, narrow styling with less chrome and retro details. Pare down a Harley-Davidson® Softail® motorcycle to its essential elements and you have the Slim. From its trimmed front fender to its narrow rear end, Slim is a no-nonsense, back-to-basics motorcycle. Call it

stripped. Call it old school. Call it lean and mean. What’s left is the elemental Softail profile and iconic Harley-Davidson® style that recalls classic custom bobbers of the 1950s. Check it out at dealerships across South Carolina. HARLEY-DAVIDSON BUILDS CUSTOM STREET GLIDE FOR DAYTONA RAFFLE Tickets to Win Start at $5 with all Proceeds to Benefit MDA A special customized 2012 Street Glide® motorcycle will be the featured prize of the HarleyDavidson 2012 Daytona Bike Week Motorcycle Raffle to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Created just for this event by the H-D Genuine Motor Accessories® department, the Street Glide has been decked out

with a Tango Limited Series Custom Paint Set, Blade Custom Wheels, a Wind Splitter Windshield, a Boom! Audio Premium Speaker Kit, a Bat

Wing Ape Handlebar, a Chrome Front End Kit, a Rallyrunner® Seat, a Screamin’ Eagle® Ventilator Air Cleaner Kit, Screamin’ Eagle Nightstick Mufflers and many more accessories. The combined retail value of accessories installed on the bike is more than $14,000. The total customized motorcycle has a fair market value of approximately $35,600 US MSRP. Raffle tickets to win the bike will be available at the MDA booth at the Harley-Davidson exhibit at Riverfront Park on Beach Street in Daytona Beach, Fla. Raffle tickets are $5 per ticket or five tickets for $20. Ticket sales start Saturday, March 10, and end at 2 p.m. March 17, when the drawing will take place. The winner does need not be present to win. All proceeds benefit MDA. HARLEY-DAVIDSON SEVENTYTWO™ REVIVES A LEAN LOOK Dark Custom Gets Some Color – A New Narrow Sportster in Sparkling Metal Flake Paint dream machine, a Sportster® on a trip back to the days when the cool kids rode a Sting-Ray and the big boys parked choppers in a row on the curb. Those motorcycles were long and lean; candy-apple color and gleaming chrome shimmering in hazy summer sunlight. From its Hard Candy Big Red Flake paint and ape bars to its narrow whitewall tires, the Seventy-Two is a respectful nod to that era, and to the influence of the custom culture that still percolates today along Whittier Boulevard, the legendary cruising street in East www.CarolinaChromeMagazine.com

Los Angeles also known as Route 72. A new generation of custom builder is tapping into that era and making a fresh statement, not just in California but in garages across the country, even around the world. “In creating the Seventy-Two, we were also inspired by the vibe of the early chopper era,” says Frank Savage, H-D Mgr. of Industrial Design. “Those bikes were colorful and chromed, but also narrow and stripped down to the essentials. You look at period examples and they are almost as simple as a bicycle. It’s a custom style that’s very particular to America and that California scene.”

NEW CHROME CONTRIBUTORS We’re happy to announce Jersey Kel will be submitting articles on safety and rider training in the coming issues. Jersey Kel is, well from New Jersey. She is a safety instructor, an avid rider, who also completed the Hoka Hay Challenge! Welcome to South Carolina & to the CREW. Also Wild Deb will soon have old school articles of her riding experiences from ‘back in the day’. Welcome Wild Deb. CHROME MAN OF THE YEAR Congratulations Mr. Tony Fields, choosen ‘CHROME MAN OF THE YEAR’ for 2011 and presented a trophy by the Chrome Crew on Feb 11th, 2012 at the Twisted Spoke, in Pendleton, SC. US RIDER NEWS Shoutout to Wondering Wally, thanks so much for the mention. US Rider is a great publication, we read it every month!! Page 7


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Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Invites All Riders to Saddle-Up 04.07.2012 at Harley Haven 941 Western Ln, Irmo, SC For a Ride Around Beautiful Lake Murray ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT

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hen I hear the word “Veteran”, I often think of the old men at my local diner reminiscing and telling stories about when they served in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, or any of the other conflict the United States has been a part of. Being 39, I forget about those men and women who are veterans and could be as young as 19. Since 9-11-2001, I think we can all agree America has changed. With this in mind I have taken this opportunity to interview and tell the story of 2 men I went to high school with and combined have proudly served our great country 42 years.

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s with most past wars, families have paid great cost to defend our country and freedom, and in this the Wimberly’s are no different, for you see these 2 men are brothers. They are Chris and Kevin Wimberly (left to right).

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hris is currently serving in the U.S. Air Force as a Master Sergeant serving as Security Forces NCOIC of Investigations and Intelligence for the 169 Security Forces Squadron at McEntire Joint National Guard Base. He entered the Air Force in 1989 after graduating LugoffElgin High School. During his time of service he has been deployed several times to countries such

as Turkey, Germany, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Kyrgystan, South America, and Curacao while serving in Operations DESERT SHIELD, DESERT STORM, NOURTHERN WATCH, SOUTHERN WATCH, IRAQI FREEDOM, and ENDURING FREEDOM. He on a recent deployment to Kyrgyzstan, he won and award for outstanding performance and leadership, and his picture and award designation hang on the Hall of Fame wall in the Wing Building.

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hris also has a passion for motorcycles and is an active member of the South Carolina Combat Veterans Association. He along with SC CVA participates in many rides and sponsors 2 events which benefit Purple Heart Homes, Inc.

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evin is currently serving in the U.S. Army as a Major serving at Fort Jackson as a Battalion Executive Officer and a Brigade Operations Officer. He is currently serving in his 17th year of active duty with 3 years in the South Carolina Army National Guard, during which time he completed his degree attending Clemson University. Upon completion he received the Rank of Second Lieutenant and attended Officer Basic and Flight School in Fort Rucker Alabama. During his time as an Apache Combat Pilot he served on missions in Bosnia and Afghanistan. Kevin is currently on orders to deploy in February to Saudi Arabia for a year.

Chad Porter columbia chrome crew discharged veterans, active military veterans, and selected brother members who have demonstrated their support to the club’s mission. Their Mission is simple: assist veterans wherever and whenever possible, support and promote veterans interests and issues, ensure no on forgets the POW/MIA’s, honor the memory of all American Warriors, and demonstrate, by their action, the true meaning of brotherhood.

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hese are only 2 of the many proud serving Americans who take up the call and write that blank check made payable to the American People for no less than their best and if need be, their life. So the next time you have the opportunity, just shake the hand of these men and women and say “Thank You”, they will know why without you saying.

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BLADE BENEFIT & CHILI COOK-Off By: EB, Chrome Crew

For everyone that knows Vicky aka Blade, she is the person who would give you her last dime, if you needed it. Now she needed our help, thanks to Cousys and the Iron Eagles MC we were able to give something back to the very special lady. February 11th Cousy’s held a Chili Cook Off/Benefit to assist Vicky in paying unexpected medical expenses. Thanks to all who participated, made a donation, entered their favorite chili recipe, or who just came out to support our friend! Rebels-in-Debt provided music after the chili cook off and as always was a great show.

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Celebrate Freedom Festival April 21st, 2012

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Festival includes: Living history focused on Vietnam War Helicopters and military vehicles Field encampments Food vendors Kids activities including mini basic training Living museum Live entertainment all day

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Heroes of Freedom Dinner April 20th at the Medallion Center Silent Auction $35 Per ticket For more information call us at (803)--708-4752 or visit our website at CelebrateFreedomFoundation.org

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“We’ve Got Your 2012 Bike Nights Covered” Every Thursday Night Starting April 5th! April 5th ~ Timm’s H-D April 12th ~ Sue’s Wings & Things April 19th ~ Timm’s H-D April 26th ~ Sue’s Wings & Things

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MAR 2-3: MYRTLE BEACH BIKE WEEK WEST, Florence Civic Center 330 W Radio Rd. Vendors, Bike show, Bands. Sonny 336-643-1367 or 336-580-1638 See Pg 2. Chrome Crew on hand for this event Stop By Our Booth! MAR 7: RANDY MOORE GOES TO JAIL, Rock Hill, SC. ‘Fat Fingers Anderson Rd, Catawba. “Deputy will pick me up at 1pm in powleece car & haul my ass off to jail’. My bond is set at $2800 must be paid by 3/7 all $$$ goes to MDA!! Chrome Crew on hand for this event! MAR 10: HAMC GREENVILLE HELLSTORM PARTY, noon-midnight, Sugarbear Cycles. See Pg 26. MAR 10: LADIES OF HARLEY CHILI COOK-OFF, Rock Hill, SC. 11-1. Bring your best & knock off reigning Queen Sandy Auten. $10/entry & $5/ taste-judge. Cox HD. Karen 980-219-2799 MAR 11: RIDE FOR TANK, Columbia, SC. 11am Meet at Animals. See pg 26 for flyer MAR 11: M.A.A. CHILI COOK-OFF. Pendleton, SC. Also Turkey Shoot $10/Entry $100 1st Place. Band. Chrome Crew on hand for this event! MAR 17: STOP THE VIOLENCE BENEFIT, Rock Hill, SC. 3 Bands. FatFingers, Anderson Rd. Catawba. $10pp See Pg 26. Chrome Crew on hand for this event! MAR 17: JOKERS ST PATTY DAY PARTY, Rock Hill, SC. Looks EZ Band. 4pm, Fish Fry w/fixins FREE while it last! Chrome Crew on hand for this event! MAR 17: ST PATT Y DAY PART Y, Pendleton, SC. Sweet Crude on Stage. 864-844-6599 See Pg 6. Chrome Crew on hand for this event! MAR 23: JAM’in FOR A CURE RELAY FOR LIFE, Lancaster, SC. Famdamily Rest & Tavern, Hwy #200. 9pm ALL WHEELS WELCOME Chrome Crew on hand for this event! MAR 24: 6th Annual Homeless Hero’s Run, Ladson, SC. Sponsored by Warhorse Brotherhood MC. Reg Am. Biker 679 Treeland Dr. Ends Moonshine Saloon 216 Myers Rd, Summerville. FBO 11:am FBI 4:30:pm. $15/Sgl $20/2-Up, Incl Meal. Rain or Shine. 843-729-1815 Chrome Crew on hand for this event! MAR 24: BEATING THE ODDS OF SMA/HOLLY TOLSON BENEFIT RIDE, Florence, SC. Reg @ Doug’s H-D, 2207 T V Rd. 29505. 11-noon. Ends Darlington Moose Lodge #5. Food/Music. All Welcome. $20/ Sgl $30/2-Up $10/non-riders. incl:meal, band. 570-274-0263 or 843-230-5137 Chrome Crew on hand for this event! Page 18

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MAR 24: DOG HOUSE II BIKER APPRECIATION DAY, Columbia, SC. Bike Show 1-4. Bikini Contest 4pm. Bike Games. Chrome Crew on hand for this event! MAR 24: TWISTED ROCK FEST & 81 Support Party, Pendleton, SC. 6 Bands, food, vendors. Starts Noon. $10. Twisted Spoke. See Pg 29. Chrome Crew on hand for this event! MAR 24: BABY CARSON MERCK CHARITY BENEFIT, Columbia, SC. 6 mths old w/LHS, 2 heart surgeries & possibly another. Reg O’kellys 10201 Garners Ferry, Ends Boss Hawgs 4876 Leesburg. 11am. $10/Sgl, $15/2-Up, No Prior Notice Band. RIDE WALK or CRAWL Chrome Crew on hand for this event! MAR 24: BENEFIT FOR CHARLIE ROSE, W.Columbia, SC. Reg E-Z Stop That Bar 3920 Platt Springs Rd 29170. Band Food. 803-356-0290 or hardworker1962@hotmail.com MAR 24: WELCOME HOME MILITARY BENEFIT, Monroe, NC. Vendors, Food, Beer, Damon Hill & Carolina Cowboys + 3 more Bands! Tumbleweeds, Bar 2300 W. Roosevelt Blvd. Chuck 704-283-5551 MAR 25: BLESSING OF THE BIKES, Greenwood, SC. 2pm. meet Hobby Lobby lot across from Mall. RAIN OR SHINE. 864910-2709 Chrome Crew on hand for this event! MAR 29: HOOTERS SUPER BIKE NIGHT KICK OFF, Rock Hill, SC. See pg 22 Chrome Crew on hand for this event! MAR 29-31: WELCOME HOME VIETNAM VETS, Charlotte, NC. Rolling Thunder will lead the ride 3/31. Traveling Wall 3/29. Charlie Daniels 3/30 www.charlottemotorspeedway. com Chrome Crew on hand for this event! MAR 31: HAMC SPARTANBURG 3rd ANNUAL BIKE BLESSING, Spartanburg, SC. See Pg 46 Flyer MAR 31: 2nd ANNUAL SCMW/AUTISM SOCIETY RUN, Columbia, SC. Reg 10-12:30 Jack’s in Lex. $15/Sgl $25/2-Up $10/Door. Bands Food. Ends Bunky’s in Sandy Run. APR 1: BUB LOLLIS WHITTEN CENTER RIDE, Clinton, SC Pg 44 APR 6: FAST LANES BIKER SUNDAYS, Rock Hill, SC. See pg 8. 1pm-6pm EVERY Sunday. Chrome Crew on hand for this event! APR 7: 2nd ANNUAL COMBAT VETS PURPLE HEART RIDE, Columbia, SC. See Pg 10. Duba band opens for Preacher Stone (as heard on Sons of Anarchy Season 3 & Legends of Rock Cruise) Vendors, Ride around Lake Murray. Reg Harley Haven $20 Incl Hat while they last. Benefits Purple Heart Homes. Chrome Crew on hand for this event! APR 7: DONNIE SEIGLER BENEFIT & RUN, Pendleton, SC. FBO 11am LBI 4pm. Starts/ends Twisted Spoke, 7603 Hwy 76. Bands, food, Auction. RAIN OR SHINE. Donnie battling cancer. 864-449-0479 All wheels welcome. Chrome Crew on hand for this event! www.CarolinaChromeMagazine.com

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APR 7: DEBBIE BOYCE BENEFIT RUN, Ft. Inn/Laurens, SC. Reg 9-11 Yard Bar. LBI 4pm to Rascals. All wheels welcome. APR 7: TEAM KENZEY BENEFIT RUN, Mocksville, NC. 3 yr old baby girl accute Lukemia. Reg 7:30am KSU 9am. Shell Station I-40 Exit #174. $15/hand Lunch at end @ Sagebrush. Bike Show $5. Auction, bake sale. BamBam 336-414-1369 APR 14: 5 th Annual dixie thunder abate down biker benefit, Aiken, SC. Reg @ Hoze’s, 793 Clearwater Rd. N. Augusta 803-5936633 Chrome Crew on hand for this event!

It’s Happening At Cousy’s Come On Get Your Good Time On!! Mon: NAPA Pool League 7:pm Sharp Tues: APA Pool League 7:pm Sharp Wed: Ladies Special Beer Only $1 Thur: Pool Tourney Dbl Elimination Drink Discounts for Players 8:30pm Sharp ~ $10 Entry Fee Friday/Saturday Karaoke w/Shana 8:30pm A L L B I K E R S W E LCO M E BIKER OWNED & APPRECIATED

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APR 14: 3rd ANNUAL BLESSING OF THE BIKES, Seneca, SC. 11:30 Ride after Service. Love offering to United Way. Unites Assembly of God, 11075 Watson Dr. 29672 Gerald 864-710-0923 wazootyme@yahoo.com APR 14: CAROLINA THRILL RIDE, Anderson, SC. Details to Follow. Chrome Crew on hand for this event! APR 14: BARRIER ISLAND ABATE SPRING FLING. Reg 1:pm VFW Post 445. $10/pp Games, food, music APR 14: 5 th Annual Cool Hand Luke run for MDA, Greenville, SC. Reg 11am-Noon. $25. Extra hand $10. LBO 12:30pm. LBI 3pm. Best hand $2500 CASH. Band: Twist of Fate. Silent Auction. H-D fashion Show. begins/ends H-D of Grv 30 Chrome Dr. 29615. 864-234-1340. www.h-dog. com www.facebook.com/hdofgreenville Flyer Pg 14 Chrome Crew on hand for this event! APR 20-22: 3rd ANNUAL FMB BACH, Omar, SC. Battle of the Bands, Wet T, camping, Bikini contest, bike games. fmbbash2012.weebly.com APR 21: celebrate freedom festival, Columbia, SC. 9am-6pm Finlay Park. FREE. 4pm Marshall Tucker Band. Stop by the Carolina Chrome booth & meet some of the CREW! See pg 16 for flyer. Chrome Crew on hand for this event! APR 21: CAROLINA BIKER BASH bike show & swap meet. Inman, SC. 10:30am-1:30pm. Free gate entry. Bike show $5 donations. Swap Meet $5 Spot. Vendors, Bands. Big Daddys Drive In, 11030 Ashville Hwy. Otis 864-612-8365 APR 21: ONE MILE CLOSER TO A CURE. Spartanburg, SC. 2049 Chesnee Hwy. (Old JD Byrder). Relay for Life. Reg 8:30KSU 10:30am. $25/Sgl $40/2-Up. Incl T, meal. Benefits American Cancer Soc. Team Ohana 864-909-4988

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APR 21-22: Rider roost road trip, Clover, SC. Sponsored by Hog Haven. See Pg 12 Chrome Crew on hand for this event! APR 21-29: outer banks bike week, Harbinger, NC. 8739 Caratoke Hwy. Rides, bike show, concerts, contests. www.outerbanksbikeweek.com 252-338-8866

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MAY 4-5: american biker 4th annual spring bash, charleston, sc. All Bikers Welcome. See Pg 2 Chrome Crew on hand for this event! MAY 18-28: 72nd annual myrtle beach spring bike rally, Myrtle Beach, SC. See Back Cover for list of happenings! All bikers welcome. NOTE DATES!! Chrome Crew on hand for this event! MAY 25-27: maggie valley nc spring bike fest.com MAY 27: rolling thunder xxv ride for freedom, Washington, DC. North Pentagon parking lot 8am KSU Noon ride to Veitnam Veterans Memorial. (this is a demonstration not a parade). 804-514-9123 Chrome Crew on hand for this event! JUN 2: OMAR SHRINE TEMPLE ‘RIDE FOR THE SHRINE’, Santee Outlet Mall, Santee, SC. Run will sign-up at 6 SC Shrine Clubs ending in Santee. FBO 11am LBI 5pm. $20/Sgl $30/2-up incl: wrist band, meal, gift pack. $1000 in give-aways. Jeffery Allen Edwards band 6pm until. Vendor spots available $50 Lynn 803378-9070, Tommy 803-241-5060, Acey 843-241-2393, Ronnie 843-997-7474 Chrome Crew on hand for this event!

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Jesus caught his fish, then he cleaned them. Well as I sit back and read and watch the video which CNN did on our little town Lancaster I become a little upset with the big timing news company. The 1st thing they want to jump on is how Springs left this county, well lets get real folks it all comes down to GREED, where the rich man saw a way to make the same products with cheaper labor so the heck with the small man. Why didn’t they do the story on how the rich folks betrayed the small town folks and they should also remember, yes we took a blow but being the fighters that we are we never gave up we held on, yes it hit hard but unlike the rich man we know how to hold on when devastation hits, would you have made it without your Jags & Benz, your big $300,000 home? Now, this thing about who to vote for, hold up a minute here, is it not the one who deceives the people the most that gets the job? There is no more straight up politicians if there are, by the time they get into office they are poisoned by the others and if they don’t comply with what is going on they want be there long. Ya know what I think about who we should vote for, get you a long hair tattooed biker, someone that came from the school of hard knocks, not Harvard, but someone who knows what it means to work a hard job 8,10,12 hours a day, someone that will help their Brother or Sister out regardless of their financial status, then my friend, you would have you a President. So why don’t some of you big time politicians swap places with some of the less fortunate for a while then I think your ways of looking at us would be very different, see you don’t know the life of a race car driver if you have never drove a race car, you don’t know the life of a farmer if you have never farmed, so come on Mr. Big time jump in these shoes and then tell us who would you vote for HELLO. And for your information it’s not Cotton Heads It’s Lint Heads if ya gonna call it, call it right my friend. And the Faith and religion thing hold, on a minute here, and yes I am a Pastor but I haven’t all ways been, I have lived both sides and there’s one thing that I know whether I was living right or not I still believed in God why do you folks water it down and say Faith yes I have faith but without God my friend Page 34

there would be no faith, back when myself and many many others went to school we said the Pledge of Allegiance and Prayed every morning, hey check this out there was no guns in school, there was not a gang In The Wind With Christ, problem, or rapings, or Rev. Cotton Pate killing the teachers so Chrome Crew where did this come [803] 475-9165 from? Let me help ya here Mr. Big time, when you took God out of our Schools and Court Houses, And yes I realize that every one don’t see this matter in the same light but I also know that this is what this Country was founded on, Not what Mr. Big time wanted, Listen I am not putting down any race by no means but we have a great country here and foreign folks know that why they come here to better them selves and that’s fine, but remember they came to our country so why should we change it or our beliefs to accommodate them, hey you sent our jobs to a lot of these places and all the folks came here, Hey Mr. Big time what’s that tell ya It says that you took American jobs and sent them elsewhere for cheaper labor and they had enough sense to see it so they came here looking for the better paying Jobs. Yes there probably is a church on every corner in our little small town that you should consider visiting sometime, and you say we are the Bible Belt well my friend let me help ya there we are the BUCKLE we still put God first in everything not who has been in the money the longest oh and by the way when is the last time you helped someone that was lest fortunate out huh? Listen I could go on and on about what you have said about our little town oh and Forbes Mag. saying we were the worst town, you do know that this is a mag for the rich folk right and they see no way to come in and buy our little town so say what ya want that’s fine, folks have been poor all of our lives and we have survived and we will now my friend, ‘WE ARE LANCASTER’ so till next time remember there is one that will forever ride with you Jesus Christ. (Editors Note: Preacher Cotton ‘s response to an article aired on CNN ref Lancaster SC) Saddle-Up & Lets-Ride

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truce where Myrtle Beach and its businesses sat on the fringe of the rally and tried to survive the year without biker dollars was something that all sides seemed content to deal with. I have attended the event for several years, and I prefer the scaled back bike week experience to the massive events of the 1990’s. Now for the current mess: The controversy began when a disagreement broke out between the parties involved concerning extending the dates of the “Harley” bike week into the weekend of the

Since the 90’s they have been running off group after group. Atlantic bike week. This was viewed by many as a way to reduce the bike week “footprint” on the community from a 21 day event to a 10 day event over a three year period. This was seen by some as a positive goal, something “good for the locals”. This plan is doomed to failure and the reasons lay with the bikers themselves, and this is why. The groups involved with what many call “Harley week” and the “Atlantic Bike week” are two very diverse groups of people with drastically different motorcycles and riding styles. Additionally the two groups also have age and social differences. Those differences have always prevented the two from cooperating in anything “biker”. After all, how many sportbike riders are members of ABATE? A few, perhaps, but not many. The thought that those differences would be easily bridged over a www.CarolinaChromeMagazine.com

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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...... #5 For me, Spring and the promise of warmer weather, is when I really start getting excited about motorcycle riding. Though I must say we’ve had some fantastic days this Winter that made for some nice rides. However, in my line of work, there are other wheels that start turning that I have to consider as well. Increased breeding among cats and dogs. I’ll have to admit, there is nothing cuter than a fluffy kitten or puppy. I could stuff them all in my saddle bags and take them home. But there is also a down side in our current society. There are too many

to give them all homes. Right now the number one cause of animal cruelty is pet over-population. That means over flowing local animal shelters having to humanely euthanize unwanted cats and dogs. Believe it or not those are the lucky ones. Sadly, so many others die on the side of the road, of disease and starvation or at the hands of cruel individuals. I’m not trying to ruin your day as you read this, just sharing a dose of reality. The good news – there is a cure spay or neuter your pet. It’s easier than you think and cheaper. More and more communities now offer low cost or even free spay/neuter services. Spay/neuter has so many benefits. They range from reduced aggression and desire to roam in male pets, the elimination of a variety of cancers for male and female pets, reduction or elimination of spraying or marking for male pets and elimination of heat cycles for female pets. Not to mention the responsibility of finding great homes for six or even thirteen new kittens or puppies that will then continue the breeding cycle adding even more

to pet over-population if not spay/ neutered before being placed in their new home. I have learned from experience. Due to aggressive spay/neuter in the community where I work, we have seen significant reductions in the number of animals entering our shelter over the past couple of years. That is an exciting event in my business. Reduced intake means a reduction in euthanasia and that is a huge win. You can help your community by making sure your pet is spay/neutered and by passing along the same advice to family and friends. Just one more can make a big difference. Give your local animal shelter, humane society or animal welfare group a call to see if there is a low cost spay/neuter program in your community. If there isn’t, don’t worry. There are more and more popping up so there should be one fairly close by. Not to mention your local veterinarian. With each doing our part toward this effort, we can make our society an awesome place to be a pet. Now, back to those other wheels… ride safe.

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Dear Dr. Dilligaf, Ever encountered anybody who was pretty cool, just a little bit of a jerk, then got a patch on the back and turned into a great big fat jerk? Mrs. Marie, Pontiac, SC Marie. A jerk is a jerk no matter how many patches they have on their back. They should have been gone a long time ago. The patch wearing crowd isn’t likely to tolerate it for very long either as the whole idea of wearing them is about being something greater than yourself. Always remember, THE MAN MAKES THE PATCH. The PATCH DOESN’T MAKE THE MAN.

Doc DILLIGAF, Just looking for your take on this. Why is it now that “old school” is cool? I get lumped in with everyone else when I ride my home built bikes? By home built I/me “not bolted together with parts from a book”. I build them to my style, I don’t go around talking about how cool they are or how much they cost. To be honest I don’t have much cash in them, my time is priceless though. What gives these people who know nothing about building a bike or being a biker to judge me as some guy who went out and paid 13,000 for a SPS bike. I just want to be left alone to build and ride. Thanks, Ghost, SC Ghost, If you built your bike for yourself then you shouldn’t care who calls it what. Cool is cool and where you get lumped shouldn’t matter. Fads come and go but there is nothing more

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 classic than a bro on his chopper waiving the middle finger at the world as he’s riding to his own destination. It’s kinda why we are the way we are. Now if your worried about what other people think then give your bike to the next homeless guy you see and buy yourself a Prius so everyone else will like you. Because we don’t care.

Dear Doc, Are you Clemson or Carolina, CLEMSON or CAROLINA, Clemson or Carolina. Move to South Carolina nobody cares from where, you could be a direct descendant of Jack the Ripper, Manson, or BinLadin. SC people care? NO all they want to know is am I CLEMSON OR CAROLINA. Does anybody outside of this 2 college state really give a damn? What’s the big deal? Clemson or Carolina. I thought Carolina was in North Carolina. LSU TIGER FAN, Greenville, SC Everybody in the country cares about Clemson and Carolina, just look at the national coverage they get and the huge sums of money from all over the country that’s spent in this State because of them. Clemson ended the winning streak of the SEC & NCAA Champion from last year and the Gamecocks are the most dangerous team to play in the SEC right now because of the Head Ball Coach and his ability to end a teams national title run on any given Saturday. Now since you brought it up I can tell you both Jack the Ripper and Manson were last seen wearing orange jump suits. I figure them for Clemson fans and Bin Laden was last seen covered in www.CarolinaChromeMagazine.com

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Dear Dr. Dillagaf, Facebook sucks. Thought I was slick. Man oh MAN how wrong could one stupid biker be on a smart phone. Doc I need help. All I ever wanted was for my wife, my girlfriend, my ex-wife, and my ex girlfriend to get along. There is plenty of this good stuff to go around. Didn’t their Mama’s teach ‘em how to share and play fair. Busted, Rock Hill, SC Busted, Either you haven’t met her yet or you know exactly where she is. That girl that has you heart and soul that you would do anything and everything for. What happened? Did you get your ass kicked and think its gonna take every woman in the world to fix it? You can’t play the game without a coach. I’m putting you on a steady diet of NONE, and when that sinks in and your reset button has been pushed you need to be a true and honest man to a good woman. Quit giving real men a bad name on facebook or anywhere else. Until then get on your bike and concentrate on the wind and stay away from the computer before you get ganged up on and there’s not enough of you left to fill up a beer can. Trust this Bikers experience and be careful what you wish for. To submit questions for Dr. Dilligaf E-Mail: CarolinaChrome@sc.rr.com Ref Dr. Dillagaf in subject line Snail Mail: CCM Attn Dr. Dilligaf 100-3 Forum Dr. #181 Columbia, SC 29229 Page 47


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