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Carolina Chrome

The #1 Magazine for South Carolina Bikers! Issue #136 October 2019

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“In The Belly Of The Beast”

2013 HD Owner Gerald Gore Build by PDR Performance of Little River SC WWW.CHROMESC.COM

Photography by Aaron Lucas Outter Space Photography

Ms. Chromes October 2019

Models Ms. Tor’keese & Ms. Brittany

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CONTENTS Cover Photographer Robert Holley Owner of Robert Vance Photography 3 Ms Chromes Tor’keese & Brittany Photographer Aaron Lucas Owner of Outter Space Photography 6 Cover Story; Clint Carter 10 Lessons from the Open Road ; Pulling Out On A Grade 14 Biker Kids 16-17 Centerfolds Tim & Sissy Wells Photographer Robert Holley Owner of Robert Vance Photography 18-21 Calendar of Events 24 Dr. DILLIGAF 26 Bartenders Around SC 28 14th Annual Regional Hospice Ride By Wally Wersching ADVERTISING SALES & MARKETING

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On THE COVER Owner of Robert Vance Photography Photographer Robert Holley

Bike Owner Clint Carter from Monroe, NC. This Bike started out as a 2017 Street Glide Special. Built by DA Performance out of Alsip, Illinois. Paint by Paul Boeckman.


“ON THE COVER” Features The 6th Annual Baggers On Main, Best of Show Winner 2019; Clint Carter. Woodlawn Bagges is the host of this annual event, Saturday, September 14th on Main Street in Greenwood, SC.

Seat by Customs By Vos. Powder coating by Lo-Ko Performance Coatings. Exhaust by SikPipes.

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Pulling out on a grade Lessons from the Open Road: A Devotional for Motorcycle Riders By K. D. Byrd

Those who ride motorcycles or drive cars with stick shifts, know how hard it can be to learn to pull out on a grade. Beginners may have many stalls and restarts. It may seem as if they’ll never get the hang of it. Are you facing what seems to be an insurmountable task? Can you break it down into smaller sections? Schedule it out over days or weeks? For example, I take the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) writing challenge every November. This event challenges authors to write a 50,000 word novel in thirty days, which seems like a formidable task. Instead of obsessing over the 50,000 words, I challenge myself to write 1,667 words per night. When I break it down into smaller sections, it’s much more manageable. What in your life feels too big for you to handle? Break it down into smaller sections.

“The Lord will give strength unto his people; the Lord will bless his people with peace.” Psalm 29:11 “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.” Romans 15:13

Prayer:

Dear God: Help me to tackle what may appear to be insurmountable obstacles with peace, knowing that you are by my side and your plan will be accomplished.

Byrd, K. Dawn. Lessons from the Open Road: A Devotional for Motorcycle Riders (Kindle Locations 237-239). Sixteenth Street Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Photos by Pappy

Challenge Accepted!!:

Choudry’s Daredevil Team also made history in July 2001 with the longest motorbike pyramid ever built. The display team built the pyramid consisting of 201 men balanced on 10 motorcycles and traveled as a pyramid for over 424 feet. https://www.writteninchrome.com/view-post/10-Fun-Motorcycle-Facts


Photography by Robert Holley

Photos by Pappy

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Pictures by Grange Simons Lucas111

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Photography by Robert Holley

Sissy Wells


Waterloo, SC

Tim Wells


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Dr. Dilligaf

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SOP/Standard Operating Procedure for the Dr. Dilligaf column is thus. Our readers mail, e-mail, text or post a question on social media. I respond in print. This month is an exception. An oral question came my way in an unusual fashion. Several weeks back while riding with a small group in the Smokey Mountains we all pulled into a gas station/convenience store for fuel. After fueling and obligatory rest room visits, we had all mounted back up, donned our helmets and were about to pull off when a woman approached me and asked if any of us new anything about motorcycles. I can only imagine the look on my face, but I responded, "I may know a little, how can I help"? The young lady then said that a rider had stopped for fuel and was unable to get his bike started. I agreed to look at it, so we pulled away from the pumps and located the man with the problem around the corner of the store. He was standing alongside a 2019 HD Lowrider with a M8 114 partially disassembled. The motor company has somewhat buried the battery on that bike and several guys were amid trying to get at it. The several guys aforementioned were the owner of the bike, a young man probably in his early forties, a friend of his of about the same age also riding a newer HD and a self-proclaimed motorcycle mechanic. The "motorcycle mechanic" felt the need to act as an interpreter as I began to ask questions of the men to try and discover the cause of the non-starting issue. The mechanic by the way was also the driver of the truck who was blocking the fueling lane the entire time that we had been stopped. I began to feel as if a hidden camera might pop out at any given moment. I caught a lucky break when the mechanic who was showing me a picture of a GXSR claiming it was his left to get his diagnostic computer. Now in the absence of this blabbering fool I was able to have a discussion with the owner of the bike. Now that the BS'r was gone facts were being discussed. And the fact that quickly became evident was that these guys were the scariest thing out in the motorcycle world. People who finally had the money to buy that HD that they always wanted but who don't have a clue about what they were doing. After a couple of questions to the owner I walked to the bike and removed the fuel cap and sniffed it. He had filled that sucker to the rim with diesel fuel. I asked if he hadn't noticed that the handle was green. His response was that he wasn't from NC. Well I'm not either I said but if that didn't clue you in, it not fitting in your filler neck should have. His friend says to me, "He complained about that the entire time he was getting gas". So, he had an accomplice in stupidity. One idiot, one accomplice and one "mechanic" tearing apart a bike with 5000 miles on it rescued from themselves by one smart mouthed old man who knows a little about motorcycles. Moral of the story is simple "Life is tough, it's tougher when you're stupid". Instead of the government doing background checks on gun owners maybe they should focus on people buying Harley's. They probably are more dangerous. For those who are curious I did tell them how to repair the mistake and the bike was gone on our return trip. New riders take a course, new buyers read the book and stupid people please stay in the cage. ~Dr. Dilligaf

Dr. Dilligaf, I’m not making accusations; I’m only commenting on something that I’ve observed. When Bikers and Riders get together for good, you know fundraisers, escorts and the like the groups are usually made up of HD riders and other large cruisers. Very few sport or metric bikes seem to get involved. Your thoughts on my observation? Curious Participant Curious Participant, I’ve noticed the same thing and I want to first point out there are exceptions. There is sport bike, dirt bike and metric riders that you can count on when someone’s chips are down. But for the most apart I agree with your observation. I’m going to blame it on the age factor, admittedly these riders seem to be the younger crowd. And some generalizations affecting their focus and behavior is self- satisfaction and centeredness, no accountability and no belief in consequences. To those who are given much, much is expected. They are missing out on knowing about Love, Loyalty, Honor and Respect. The good news is that there are still people willing to teach them these guiding principles of the true motorcycle community. But we remember it’s not about us against them, it’s about us teaching them and leading by example. ~Dr. Dilligaf


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14th Annual Regional Hospice Ride By Wally Wersching

On August 24th, the Southern Legends MC held their 14th Annual Regional Hospice Ride at the Spartanburg, SC Shrine Club on Fernwood Glendale Road. Registration started at 8:30AM with the escorted ride to start at 10:00AM. The $25.00 registration fee included a t-shirt for the first 200, a meal ticket for delicious BBQ with all the fixin’s after the ride, and with a door prize ticket. There was also a 50/50 drawing. All this was to raise money for the Regional Hospice. The Police Escorted ride would start at the Shrine Club, then; ride on back roads through many of the small towns in the area, finally finishing back at the Shrine Club for food and festivities. I went last year and had a great time so I left home about 7:45AM heading south on Rt 150. I was glad that I wore my 40 year old Vanson leather jacket. The temperature was in the low 60’s – chilly for the end of August. There was also a feeling that it would start raining any minute. I checked the radar before I left, and there was nothing on the radar in the area. After riding the backroads, I got on I85 heading toward Spartanburg, SC. Luckily; I only stayed on I85 for a few miles. The construction has the road surface all torn up making it difficult to stay in the lane. I exited at Rt 110 toward Cowpens. After a few miles on a pleasant two-lane road, I turned right onto Rt 29 in Cowpens. I followed Rt 29 into Spartanburg, and turned left onto Fernwood Glendale Road. The Shrine Club was on the left after only a short distance. When I parked in the lot, there were only a few bikes there. I went inside to drop off a stack of magazines on the registration table. There was a line of people registering. All had t-shirts when they left.

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After I went back outside, it started to mist, and then drizzle – not enough to get wet but enough to get the roads wet, and be a nuisance. Many people were staying inside or on the steps to stay dry. Everybody was hoping that the rain wouldn’t get any heavier. Most of the bikes in the lot were either Harleys or Japanese Harley wannabees except for a few Victories. I was surprised to see three other Victory motorcycles in the group. Usually “Miss Vickie” is the only one. As it got closer to the 10:00AM time to leave, more and more bikes rolled in. Before long, the entire lot was full of motorcycles. I walked around talking to many old friends. The drizzle had stopped and everyone was anticipating a great ride.

I met a couple originally from the Chicagoland area who are now living in Spartanburg. They rode in on their Gold Wing. I noticed that he was wearing a Chicago White Sox hat, and then we started talking. They lived very near where Cindy and I lived before we moved to North Carolina. It is a small world!

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At 10:00AM, there was a short prayer, and then the police car pulled out onto Fernwood Glendale Road which is a busy four-lane road. The oncoming traffic was stopped by members of the Shrine Club in order that the entire group of motorcycles could leave as one.

I stationed myself so that I could get a good view of the passing bikers. First was the police car, then all the different bikes, then an SUV towing a bike trailer, and bringing up the rear was an American TransMed Ambulance. They thought of everything. It was a good thing that they were there. There was an accident between two motorcycles about a quarter mile into the ride. I walked to the scene to see one man being attended to by the paramedics. He hurt his leg. The other man was standing next to his bike while a few other bikers were trying to pry his front fender back off the front tire. It appeared that one bike hit the rear of the other bike – maybe because the road was still a little wet from the earlier drizzle. That reinforces my concern about riding in a group. Whenever that many motorcycles ride that close together, there’s always the possibility of an accident. After they all roared away, I walked back to “Miss Vickie”. She was the only bike left in the lot. I headed back the way I came. It was a comfortable ride with the threat of rain but it stayed dry the whole way. I stopped at the Strawberry Hill outlet near the outlet mall to buy Cindy a couple cantaloupes. They are almost out of season. When I arrived home, Cindy and I went out for a delicious lunch. It was a great way to spend a Saturday morning. I will come again next year. It’s for a great cause.

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October Issue 136 of Carolina Chrome Magazine  

October Issue 136 of Carolina Chrome Magazine