November 2017

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NOVEMBER 2017 Feature Bike

VOL. 8

ISSUE 11

Shemar Owned by: Rose ‘Fire’ Pro ctor

She Rides! Carrie Lucie

Feature Model Lindsey Renee 1

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And it’s NOVEMBER… First and foremost, FLBD would like to take this opportunity to thank those who served, or who are currently serving, in our armed forces. This is a bittersweet year for FLBD. Our grandson, Davidson, has been serving for the past 5 years and our granddaughter, Harley, just passed her physicals, etc., and will be leaving for boot camp after the 1st of the year. Both Walt and I come from a long line of those who served so this should come as no surprise. Please keep veterans in your prayers and support those charities that support our heroes. Finally, please make it a point to thank a veteran for their service. What a great time we had at the International Drag Bike League at Maryland International Raceway! It was so very exciting - records were broken or missed by a second. We need to give a big shout out to the IDBL MIR for hooking Miss Caroline up. They made sure she was comfy in the Media Room where she was able to take in the excitement without causing herself further damage. This is a definite add to your To-Do List. Visit www.raceidbl.com for schedules and information. You’ll be glad you did! Have holiday photos with your bike? We want to see them! Send your holiday photo to submissions@flbdelmarva.com. PLEASE include your name, city and state and maybe tell us where you were when the photo was taken. Have

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Everyday Heroes Rose ‘Fire‘ Proctor Bryans Road•Maryland

Once you get to know a little about Rose Proctor, it’s easy to understand why friends and family call her Fire. Fire has been riding since 2008. Her first bike was a Katana 750 that she learned to ride in her great uncle’s field. Of course, like many future-bikers, Fire rode dirt bikes when she was a little girl but her true inspiration came from watching her dad ride his motorcycle and riding on the back of his bike. She belongs to the Karamel Divaz MC (Facebook: @karamel.divaz), an all-female club in Southern Maryland. The club supports Sickle Cell research and Toys for Tots. They also participate in many community efforts including organizing Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets, feeding the hungry, backpack drive, and road clean up. When she’s is not riding, Fire works as a Phlebotomist. She is a retired Prince Georges County Firefighter, MD Local 1619, and an active Volunteer Firefighter/EMT-B for the Bryans Road Volunteer Fire Department and a Volunteer EMT-B for Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad. She is an Assistant Basketball Coach for Maryland Dream 15u and Head Coach for St. Mary’s Parks and Recreation. In addition, she is the mother of two wonderful sons, Devontai and Kamran. Fire was influenced as a child watching her uncles volunteer at the local firehouse. She proudly remembers the joy and passion it brought to them to save a life or save someone’s home. Maybe it was because she was the first grandchild and niece that made her so aware of the adults in her life and the important roles they played in the community that made Fire want to follow in their footsteps. On the day she graduated from the Prince George County Fire Academy, her oldest uncle called her to say how proud he was that she was living his dream and she was his hero. When asked how she finds the time to maintain such an active schedule, Fire explains, “I volunteer at the firehouse and rescue squad because I love helping people. In the rural area where I live, volunteers are who get the ambulances and fire trucks where they need to be.” Fire finds the same passion as a basketball coach. Her coaching ca-

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reer began when her oldest son, Devontai, was in 4th grade. His coach needed an assistant and Fire volunteered to help, drawing on her experience playing basketball in high school. Before she knew it, years passed and she was asked to assist a travel team, Maryland Dream. That path continued until she became Head Coach of her own Parks and Recreation team and then Head Coach of both 9th/10th grade boys team. This year, after a fouryear break, Fire will return to the Maryland Dream organization as Assistant Coach/Offense Coach, coaching 15u boys. “If I have these young men off the street for two hours a couple days each week and they see my dedication, those are the times that I know these young men are not on the street. These young men inspire me to be a better person. Sometime people ask me if it’s hard as a female to coach boys. The answer is no because somewhere out there is a young girl looking at me and saying “if she can do, so can I.” Young ladies need to understand that females can be whatever we want to be no matter if it’s a firefighter, basketball coach, or a biker. I might not be famous but when I have young girls come to me and say “when I get older I want to be like you,” it’s the greatest feeling in the world.” FLBD admires Fire’s dedication and appreciates her endless energy and passion!

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Senior Moments Gary K. Hilderbrand Age: 66 . Location: Magnolia, DE Gary Hilderbrand began riding in 1971 and his Triumph 650 Tiger was the only transportation he owned for two years. When he sold the Triumph in 1975, he didn’t ride again until 1984 when he purchased a ’73 Harley-Davidson Super Glide that he rode until 2011 when a pickup truck who “didn’t see” him pulled out in front of him. The Super Glide was considered totaled but Gary eventually had the bike repaired and made road worthy, and he still owns it today. Gary’s current ride is a 2016 Tri Glide which he enjoys riding with his wife, Kay. He plans to gift the Super Glide to his daughter once she secures her license. Although retired, Gary remains busy as the Director of Bikers of Lessor Tolerance (BOLT). He is also a life member of American Bikers Aiming to Educate (ABATE) of Kent County, Delaware and twice held the position of State Legislative Coordinator. Gary and Kay participate in a charity or military cause run from time-to-time. He often wonders how these types of events can draw hundreds and biker rights events, such as those organized by ABATE, will attract only 20 - 30 bikers. “ABATE provides all motorcyclists in Delaware with the right to choose whether they want to wear a helmet when they ride,” explains Gary. “ABATE provided and lobbied for the motorcycle rider education course and keeps it at $50, unlike the other courses offered for $300. ABATE lobbied for stronger penalties for those who cause accidents with motorcycles. ABATE lobbied for the handicap plates for motorcycles. The list goes on and on. ABATE is the only motorcycle rights organization in Delaware yet very few Delaware bikers support ABATE.” It is apparent that Gary is passionate about the rights of all motorcyclists. “As I always say, you are welcome for the freedoms others have provided you.” When asked what words of wisdom he would provide to younger or less experienced riders, Gary says, “Take the rider education course and ride with respect. What you do while riding reflects on all riders.”

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J a c k

K o r p e l a Lancaster, PA

Owner, Cycledrag.com Motorcycle Racing Promoter T V News Reporter

1. How long have you been involved with motorcycle racing? I’m a lifelong fan and I’ve owned cycledrag.com since 2006. 2. What does your job entail? We dedicate coverage to the world of high performance motorcycles and drag bike racing. 3. Where were you born and where do you currently reside? I was born in Pittsburgh, PA but currently reside in Lancaster, PA. 4. What is the one thing you would change about yourself? Nothing. I think we all need to play the hand we are dealt and make the best of it. 5. What would you consider your greatest extravagance? Motorcycles! 6. Where would you most like to reside if you could? I think being a snowbird offers the best of both worlds. Spend the winters in Florida and the spring, summer and fall in Pennsylvania. 7. Who is your fictional hero? Hulk Hogan 8. Who do you consider your real-life hero? I love sports, but feel we may use the term “hero” there too much. Anyone who has ever sacrificed for this country is someone i consider a hero. 9. What is the most awesome thing you own? It’s a three-way tie between a 1977 Kawasaki KZ restored and bored to 1197 c.c., a 2014 Suzuki Hayabusa or a tricked-out 2002 KX 250. 10. What is the question you are most often asked (and what is the answer you give)? Q: Where can we read more about motorcycle drag racing. A: Cycledrag.com. 11. If you could choose any other occupation, what would that be? Sportscaster. 12. If you could switch places with one person for a day, who would that person be? Walt Kuch of Fast Lane Biker Magazine. 13. What would you do if you were able to retire? Ride motorcycles all year!

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RECORD-BREAKING IDBL FALL NATIONALS MOVES TO WORLD FINALS, NOV. 3-5 AT THE ROCK MECHANICSVILLE, Md. - Overcast conditions helped produce record-setting runs at the International Drag Bike League (IBDL) DME Fall Nationals held at Maryland International Raceway last weekend. However, those conditions also produced rain late Sunday, meaning eliminations in four divisions - the Orient Express $10,000-to win Pro Street Battle Royale, DME Racing Real Street, Vance & Hines 4.60 and APE Top Sportsman - will be completed at the IDBL World Finals on Nov. 3-5 in Rockingham, N.C. With ideal conditions during pre-race testing, Richard Gadson recorded the quickest street bike run ever (6.65 seconds) on his fan favorite "old school" nitrous GS. In Real Street, "Super" Dave Stewart holds a provisional record heading into Rockingham with a 7.714-second pass, backd up with a 7.715. "Spiderman" Larry McBride had no problems running crowd-pleasing, five-second elapsed times all weekend. Those included a 5.79 at 243 mph on Friday night, en route to winning the IDBL APE/Pingel Top Fuel Championship. "We have a lot of fans here. This is like my home track," McBride said. "I really appreciate all the support and I had a great time in the IDBL this season." The inaugural Trim-Tex Nitro Harley championship came down to the final round between July winner Peter "Thug" Geiss and series record-holder Bob Malloy, who ran a career-best 6.16 on Saturday. Geiss rocketed to a 6.79 at 188 mph to score the season sweep as Malloy smoked the tires. "This has been a great season," Geiss said. "The IDBL is a great series. I'm thrilled to be a part of it and I'm thrilled to have won the championship." In addition to their championship performances, McBride and Geiss entertained the Saturday night crowd with a special Nitro Harley vs. Nitro Suzuki grudge match. "Spiderman" McBride wrapped up the victory for the inline four-cylinder fans.

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The other championships are yet to be decided. Four top-notch Pro Street races will go to Rockingham to decide who will win the fifth annual Battle Royale. First-time Battle Royale winner, series-record holder, point leader and No. 1 qualifier Rodney Williford will match up against 14-time dragbike racing champion Jeremy Teasley. On the other half of the bracket, No. 2 qualifier Frankie Stontz on the category's only Honda will take on No. 6 qualifier Ehren Litten.

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In DME Real Street, Del Flores has a chance to take the points lead by winning the event. The CP-Carillo backed rider celebrated his birthday with a 7.83 to 7.87 victory over points leader Johnny "Turbo" Dobrin in the second round. Flores will now take on No. 3 qualifier Anibal Mercer. The winner will meet Eddie "Who" Chapman who upset Stewart to reach the final round. Four fast racers remain alive in Vance & Hines 4.60 eliminations. Richard Gadson will take on Steven Shriver in one semifinal, while Mike Ostrowski faces Boo Brown in the other semifinal. APE Top Sportsman features a marquee matchup of top qualifier David Ashton and multi-time champion Dustin Lee, an East Tennessee racing legend. Ricardo Marte will take on James Farmer in the second semifinal. In addition to all the IDBL championships being decided on that Nov. 3-5 weekend, Rockingham Dragway will attract other top riders from around the country with a $10,000-towin bracket race, presented by MPS and the World Series of Pro Mod Motorcycle.

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e e n e R y e s Lind Lindsey Renee doesn’t consider herself an average Roanoke Valley biker chick. She doesn’t ride daily. She doesn’t own a bike. But she is completely fascinated by motorcycles. “My fascination varies from admiring the older classics, to fulfilling my need for speed on a crotch rocket,” she explains. But in her heart, she’s a Harley girl. Lindsey Renee was a Harley Davidson model for 2 years. She also competed at the Blue Ridge Bike Fest Bikini Contest a couple times and won 1st ru n ner up in 2014. She was employed by Motorcycles & More in Vinton, VA and loved every minute of it. “I may not be the typical female rider,” says Lindsey Renee, “but I sure k now how to represent what I love.” Lindsey Renee enjoys evening rides wearing her chaps and Harley jacket, feeling the freedom of wind blowing through her hair.

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EVENTS CALENDAR all states 02/9-11/18 - Timonium Motorcycle Show, Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium. Event URL: www.cycleshow.net. Buy tickets online now and SAVE $6!

DELAWARE 11/4 - 37th Annual Bobby Hall/Larry Fisher Memorial Toy Run, 10 a.m., $15/person or new toy of equal value, proceeds benefit Exceptional Care for Children, ride begins at Banning Park, 102 Middleboro Rd., Wilmington. Event URL: www.abateofde.com/event-flyers 11/11 - Second Brigade MC Hope for Heroes Scavenger Hunt, 10 a.m., 1666 S. Dupont Hwy., Dover, DE.

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11/12 - Blue Knights (DE 1) 34th Annual Toy Run, 9 a.m., Old Mill Creek Fire Hall, 3900 Kirkwood Hwy., Marshalton. Event URL: bkde1.org/events.html.

MARYLAND 11/12 - American Legion Riders Post 175 Toys 4 Tots Run, 12-3 p.m., 832 Manhattan Beach Rd., Severna Park. 11/24 - Chesapeake Harley-Davidson Black Friday Barn Busters, 7-9 a.m., 4600 Thunder Court, Darlington. Event URL: www.chesapeakehd.com.

VIRGINIA 11/4 - Blue Knights 35th Annual Children’s Hospital Teddy Bear Run, 9 a.m., Richmond Harley-Davidson, 12200 Harley Club Dr., Ashland. Event URL: www.blueknightsvaiii.org/2011tbrun.htm. 11/4 - Rough Riders MC Bull Run Chapter Anniversary Party, 6 p.m-12 a.m., Paddy’s Steakhouse and Pub, 9 Center St. #109, Stafford. 11/11 - Hogs and Heroes Foundation (VA 1) Veterans Day Poker Run, 9 a.m., Registration at Bentley’s Diner, 7234 Centreville Rd., Manassas.

WEST VIRGINIA 11/11-12 - Tri-State Power & Ink Expo, Big Sandy Superstore Arena & Convention Center, 1 Civic Center, Huntington. Event URL: Tristatepowerinkexpo.com.

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Shemar

Rose “Fire” Proctor’s bike, Shemar, is a work of art and a rolling tribute. The teal paint was selected to show Fire’s love and support for her mother who lost her battle with ovarian cancer in January, 2013. The purple paint was selected to show support for her beautiful Goddaughter, Tashya, diagnosed with Lupus in May, 2013. Firefighter art was added to proudly support her love and passion for her chosen field of service. Fire’s bike is admired by many and won 1st Place in the Best Sports Bike category at the WPGC Bikefest 2017at Maryland International Raceway. Owner: Rose “Fire” Proctor, Bryans Road, MD Year/Make/Model: 2012 Suzuki Hayabusa Engine: Stock 1342 cc Engine Bike Mechanic: Jonathan Green/Owner, 9.30 Cycle, Waldorf, MD Paint: Fire Teal and Passion Purple with silver flames outlined in pink Airbrush: Firefighter Theme Painter and Airbrush: Rafaelle Proctor/Owner, Artistic Creation, Clinton, MD Seat: Ace Upholstery, Mechanicsville, MD

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Capital City Bikefest Good Motorcycle Morning!

with Marty Sullivan

Just one week after visiting the OCMD Bike Week (See last month’s article), I made the last-minute decision to attend the Ray Price Capital City Bikefest in Raleigh, NC, and I’m so glad I did! I set out about 8 am, grabbed some breakfast and arrived in Raleigh around 9:30 am. There were folks strategically placed at key intersections in downtown directing you to where you can park the bike, though I noticed in the evening when I was leaving that there were bikes almost everywhere so I guess they gave up on that sometime throughout the day. The convention center officially opened at 10 am, but I snuck in before. I used that quiet time to get the lay of the land inside the convention center and to plan what I was going to see that day. First, I checked out all the custom bikes in the house. In Ocean City, I was most likely to see people in leather and chaps. In Raleigh, I was more likely to see mechanic shirts, fabricators, bike builders. There we about 30 different custom bike builders showing off and selling their creations. They had everything from ancient Harleys to epic baggers to sweet café racers. It was awesome.

Inside the convention center there was a lot of entertainment too. I checked out the rock crawler moto stunt show. Then there was a different outfit doing the same’ish Wall of Death act that I had seen at OCMD Bike Week. Then someone got married. Yes, married. At a bike rally. He was a bike builder and I’m not sure what her connection to the moto community was, but again, married at a bike rally. Amazing. After that I witnessed fellas on bicycles flying 30 ft. in the air at the BMX stunt show, totally awesome. A little later, the Carolina Roller Girls performed. As far as dangerous people on roller skates go, these ladies definitely fit the bill. Later I left the shade and A/C of the convention center and there was a lot going on outside. I did the Harley factory demo ride on a beautiful ‘rust red’ street bob with ape hanger bars. It’s definitely not the bike for me, but I sure did feel real cool riding it. Then I grabbed some lunch from one of the food vendors lining both sides of the road for 2 city blocks. There was everything from Carolina BBQ to Greek fare. The only downside what that I had to eat sitting in the sun, but besides that it was pretty good. There were 2 stages, about 2 blocks apart, with some pretty good sounding bands playing. I chilled out for a while and did some people watching while listening to the music. Before I knew it, it was around 6 pm. The last thing I did was check out the outdoor stunt show. They were stunting

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sport bikes, cruisers, baggers and Camaros. Lots of little wrecks, lots of tires exploding, lots of smoke, pretty cool. This was my second time visiting the Capital City Bikefest. I had attended before, 3 years prior. It has definitely improved over the years, but it’s not yet comparable to the sheer magnitude of the entire Delmarva peninsula’s bike rally. That said, it’s a pretty good time, mostly all the entertainment is free, and it’s only 45 minutes from my house. I’ll be back for sure. Good Motorcycle Morning! Want more? I made a video about my day at the Capital City Bikefest: youtube.com/sightw

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ABATE OF DELAWARE Ed Berner, Legislative Coordinator

The holiday season is upon us. Soon we will be sitting down to a big Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends. As motorcyclists, we have much to be thankful for this year. We’re not being forced to wear helmets, accent lighting is legal, and there are stiffer penalties for those who violate our right of way by turning left in front of us. I have spent many Thanksgiving holidays thousands of miles away from home in a foreign country with my other family, my brothers and sisters in arms. I was always thankful that, God willing, I would return home. There is another group of folks that aren’t able to have a holiday dinner at home, who may not be able to return home, or who may not have a home to return to. I’m referring to the patients at Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill. The hospital serves as residence to Delawareans who have no income or a place to live. It also provides medical and nursing home care. For the past 32 years, the Kent County Chapter of ABATE of Delaware has hosted the “Home Run.” We collect items the residents need but have no way to get. We also invite the residents to the auditorium where they enjoy the music of a live band. Public admission is a gift for a resident. This year’s event will be held on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Sign up is between 9:15-9:45 am in the auditorium, 100 Sunnyside Road, Smyrna, DE. The festivities for the residents begins at 10:00 am. We are also hosting an after party at the Smyrna/Clayton Moose Lodge, 2035 S. Dupont Blvd., Smyrna, DE, at 1:00 pm. There will be a chicken dinner served and the cost is $12.00 for adults, $6.00 for kids under 10. There will be a raffle and auctions for some amazing stuff. All proceeds benefit the residents. This is one way that we give back to the community each year. If your free, please make plans to attend and brighten the day of someone less fortunate. For more information, visit www.abateofde.com.

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FAST LANE BIKER DELMARVA LET FREEDOM ROAR! Owners: Jim & Carolyn Phinney Location: Dover, DE Year/Make/Model: 2004 Suzuki Katana The day before Carolyn Phinney began motorcycle class, she decided to get the feel for a motorcycle using her husband Jim’s motorcycle. Instead, she dropped the bike which sustained no real damage except to her pride and a badly scraped-up Katana sticker. Carolyn felt bad but Jim told her it was just a sticker and he’d get another one. Two years later, Jim and Carolyn bought the Signs By Tomorrow store in Dover, DE and branched out into the motorcycle and motocross arena. Moving the store next to L&D Suzuki added fuel to the fire and they began wrapping bikes, trailers, quads, and helmets! Instead of finally fixing Jim’s Katana sticker, they wrapped the entire bike in an old WWII airplanes motif. It took two full days and was finished on June 18, 2010. On June 19th, Jim and Carolyn rode it in the Miles for Minutes USO fundraiser. They also entered it in their first Annual Bike Show and it won First In Class. Some special notes about this bike: The pinup girl is Carolyn taken from a Halloween photo and cartoonized; the bombs on the front faring represent each 1,000 miles Jim rode on the bike, there are 12 total. Owner: Ron Chambers Year/Make/Model: 1980 Yamaha 850 Special Location: Fayetteville, PA The actual aircraft displayed on Ron’s bike was manufactured in Hagerstown, MD. The last one of its kind was returned to Hagerstown and is currently a museum piece. Ron served in the United States Air Force from 1955 to 1959 and served in France from 1956 to 1958. He was a member of the 465th Troop Carrier Wing and was an Engine Specialist on the R4360 engine. Ron flew with the planes at that time.

Owner: Matt Elzey / CTM Customs Location: Easton, MD This motorcycle was painted after the Northrop P-61 “Black Widow”. This plane was considered a night fighter and last flew during WWII. It is credited with the last air victory of the war. The last known P-61 in existence is located at the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum in Reading, PA. It is said to be 1 of only 3 remaining aircraft and is currently being restored.

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Owner: Ray Hules Year/Make/Model: 1994 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Location: Smyrna, DE Ray Hules is a carpenter by trade (Local # 626). He is 52 years old, born and raised in America and damn proud of it! Ray has always loved his country and the flag and one of the greatest moments of his life was being able to afford a custom paint job like the one he sports on his Fat Boy. Ray is often asked if he added the paint in remembrance of 9/11 but the fact is Ray has always flown the flag at home and now on his bike. His feelings are that Americans should always fly the flag, not just after being sucker punched. Ray’s Fat Boy comes with stage two heads, angle top pistons, 576 Red Shift Cam, and a 42mm Mukini Carb. The bike was hand painted with oils by Artist Art Simson. GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!

Owner: Jim Efthemis Location: Clarence, NY Year/Make/Model: 1999 Harley-Davidson Dyna Jim Efthemis spends most of his free time riding his tribute bike, “Pin Up”, his customized ’99 Dyna. But what he is most proud of is his choice of paint. Jim worked very closely with Sandy at AirbrushingbySandy.com to create a rolling memorial of the WWII Vets. Jim was very specific with respect to the paint design – he wanted the B29 fighter plane produced in Buffalo, NY by Curtis Electric Company. Pin Up brings back many memories to the few remaining WWII vets who have seen her. Pin Up has won numerous awards for custom paint but the best award is the reaction of the present day military when they see her. When asked for photos and photo ops, Jim is honored to let our heroes sit on her and snap photos. No camera? No problem. Jim will take a picture and email it to them.

Owner: Gary “MO” Morris Make/Model: 2001 Yamaha Royal Star Venture Location: Selbyville, DE After laying my burgundy bike down, I wanted the bike painted two-tone to include purple for wounded veterans highlighted with silver and decided on the “tear” design because it flashed me to being wounded in Viet Nam. The way the design appeared to have the purple color tearing off the box reminded me of how a wounded Veterans life is torn for the rest of their lives. I then added the Purple Heart Medal to the fuel tank and installed an “outrigger” set which changes the handling of the bike but, at 65, with arthritics in almost every joint, I feel more assured of a safer ride. I asked Coastal Customs to add the same paint scheme to the outrigger. I added two airplanes to the fenders - an F100 and a P-51. The hard case saddle bags have “Combat Wounded” painted on them with bullet holes trailing blood.

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Celebrating all women who ride regardless of age or their ride of choice.

Carrie Lucie Brandy Station•VA Carrie Lucie’s love for riding began with dirt bikes and ATVs at age 10. Fast forward to 2016, Carrie began to ride and bracket drag race her Kawasaki ZX10. Carrie was always an adrenaline junkie. Her father was a mechanic who customized street bikes and cars and Carrie spent a lot of time with him, fascinated by the mechanics of it all. He called her his “little grease monkey.” By age 10, Carrie could perform small engine repairs, tune up a car, and rebuild a carburetor. She also rode her first street bike on a back road. At 16, she raced a truck on an 1/8-mile track. In 2015, a man on a lime time green Iron Horse chopper in the town parade caught Carrie’s attention. It was Shane Hull, owner of Custom Rocketz in Culpeper, VA and, now, Carrie’s finance. With Shane’s encouragement, Carrie makes it to every track possible. Carrie also enjoys skiing, shooting pool, beach and water sports, hunting, and deep-sea fishing, but her passion remains motorsports to quench her need for speed! Carrie is 48 years old.

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