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December 2016

Full Throttle Magazine Midwest Deceember Issue 2016

December 10th

Full Throttle Magazine Midwest Sponsors Toy Drive Hosted by Bobby’s Place Valley Park Starting at Noon

From Our Home to Yours Full Throttle Magazine Midwest Wishes Everyone Happy Holiday’s and A Blessed New Year


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January 14th & 15th, 2017 Inside the Dome at America’s Center Featuring:  Hundreds of new Motorcycles featuring every major manufacturer and a wide variety of local dealers.  Over 50 Custom and Vintage bikes on display.  Trials Rider Stunt Performances both days of the show by Pat & Phil Smage. Together Pat and Phil have won 10 national championships in Trials riding.  BMX Bike Stunt performances both days of the Show by the STL Sprockets Stunt Team.  A new area at the 2017 Show highlighting unique St. Louis businesses in the local Motorcycle industry. Thanks to our Sponsors:


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With Thanksgiving behind us now Christmas and New Year’s seems to be coming upon us fast. We would urge you to take a look at our Crusin’ Calendar and see what events are still going on the rest of this year.

Table of Content Page 10: Chic Chat Twas The Night Biker Chic’s Saved Christmas Page 15: Crack Up’s Page 16-17: Doc’s Great Holiday Gift Ideas Page 20: Event’s Calender Page 28: What’s the Store-Y? Page 32-35: Full Throttle Magazine Top Ten Ride Picks Page 38-39: Hictoric Route 66 Bike Night Recap Page 41-42 “Big Worm,”Worm”, “Enforcer”

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On December 10th we ask that you take some time out and bring a toy to the Full Throttle Magazine and Bobbie’s Place, Toys for Tots, Toy Drive. The event will be staring at noon and running until 8pm at Bobby’s Place in Valley Park and will be a blast. Music, Drink Specials, Raffle Giveaways and lots of fun. Everyone who brings a toy will receive a “FREE” Domestic Draft Beer and a raffle ticket for the drawing that will be held that evening. We will be giving away some great gifts, gift cards and drinks to all those who bring toys. This will be a fun event that you won’t want to miss. Also let’s do what Bikers do Best; help kids who are not as fortunate as we are. Bring a toy and make a child’s Christmas “Special” this year. Call our office if you have any questions 636-244-1915. We look forward to seeing EVERYONE there, PLEASE!!!! Back again this year the 3rd Annual STL Motorcycle show on January 14th and 15th inside the Dome at the America’s Center downtown. Full Throttle is proud to be a Sponsor again in this year for this exciting and fun event. The show this year will boast 150,000 square feet of Motorcycle Manufacturers, Dealers and Vendors. There will be stunt performances both days by Pat and Phil Smage who have won over 10 national championships. The show has grown every year and promises to be a fun filled event for the entire family. Tickets are $10.00 each, children under 15 are free. You can go to http://stlmotorcycleshow.com and print out a buy 1, Get 1 free coupon. I hope to see everyone there. All of us here at Full Throttle Magazine want to thank you for a Fabulous year that has allowed us to remain the “Number One” Free Motorcycle Magazine in the Midwest. This year has been a huge growth for us at Full Throttle Magazine and we are grateful for all the support from our readers, fans and our loyal Advertisers. We want to wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Prosperous, Safe and Exciting 2017. We look forward to seeing everyone in 2017. As always my friends ride safe and we will see you on the road with Full Throttle Magazine. Bob


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‘Twas The Night Biker Chic’s Saved Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas; We put our heads together to see To all women and their bikes, what we could do; Wearing leather and chaps getting Looking at our bikes I came up ready for the night. with a clue. Taking their bikes out for a crisp “Santa, I have a nice trike all Christmas Roll; ready to ride; Watching all the lights twinkling you can put your gifts in the trunk On the houses of old. and away you’ll fly.” I on my trike and my gal pals on “It has an engine built for speed to their rides; make up for lost time; Cruising down the road as smooth just hit it Full Throttle and into as they will Glide. the sky your’ll climb.” Harleys, Indians, Bobbers and As he revved that V-Twin and Choppers; blew smoke from the pipes, With full tanks of gas, avoiding flames shot from the back as he Christmas shoppers. rode into the night. As we traveled on our journey, we heard a loud rumble; We turned to found Santa all in a Crumble. Laying in the ditch with the presents all scatters; We ran up to Santa to see what was the matter.

As Santa burned out in the brisk winter wind; I yelled up to him, “Have my bike back before the night’s end!” He turned and snickered with a boastful laugh, “I’ll have it back without a scratch.”

“I hit a patch of ice and wrecked my sled; I even tore my leather suit of red. I have all these gifts of biker gear and chrome, And now have no way to deliver them to homes!”

As I woke the next morning, I went to my shed, And to my amazement, my Trike was back and decked out In red! Santa brightened it up with a shiny new coat of paint, Lots and lots of chromed; I began to feel faint.

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I went in to the house to get some cold water, And there I saw under the tree was all this leather. Jackets, chaps, gloves, vests and more; “I never expected all these things that I adore.” As you can see, helping other through their time of need; Proves to bless you by doing good deeds. So Let your Holiday season be filled with warmth and delight; Merry Christmas to all; ride safe and good night.


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As we were putting out cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve, I accidentally dropped one. “No problem,” I said, picking it up and dusting it off before placing it back on the plate. “You can’t do that,” argued my four-year-old. “Don’t worry. Santa will never know.” He shot me a look. “So he knows if I’ve been bad or good, but he doesn’t know the cookie fell on the floor?” ALTERNATE HISTORY My mother cast one of her students as the innkeeper for the Christmas pageant. All the third grader had to do was tell Joseph, “There is no room at the inn.” But during the performance—after Joseph begged for a room for his pregnant wife—the boy didn’t have the heart to turn him down. “Well,” he said, “if it’s so urgent, come on in.”

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Three men die on Christmas Eve and go to heaven, where they’re met by Saint Peter. “In order to get in,” he tells them, “you must each produce something representative of the holidays.” The first man digs into his pockets and pulls out a match and lights it. “This represents a candle of hope.” Impressed, Peter lets him in. The second man pulls out a tangle of keys and shakes them. “These are bells.” He’s allowed in too. “So,” Peter says to the third man, “what do you have?” The third man proudly shows him a pair of red panties. “What do these have to do with Christmas?” asks Peter. “They’re Carol’s.”

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elcome back Full Throttle readers and riders! It sure has been an amazing summer that we’ve been enjoying this fall! The Midwest temps have consistently been running into the 70’s and 80’s this November and I’m sure that all of us have been taking full advantage of this by logging beautiful fall miles in a tee shirt and a smile…and hopefully pants. But that’s up to you…I’m not judging. There comes a time for almost every rider here in the mid-west to call the ball and decide when to put the two wheels away till next riding season. Some folks simply roll the bike into a shed, garage, tarp or whatever it may be and call it done. As for me I prefer not to talk about storing the bike for extended periods of time but if we must let’s make sure we take the right precautions to protect your investment, your baby, your freedom. The last thing you want is to have an amazing spring day pop up in four to five months from now, roll the bike out only to have a dead battery and foul smelling fuel. Take the time to do it now rather than wasting the time, frustration and most importantly money later. So how far should we hardy Midwesterners take this process? Well good for us this year like many can be mild but they can also turn wild on us in a moment. The folks to the north of us, places like Milwaukee, Chicago or New York look at longer much harsher winters forcing them to make greater efforts than most. But here in the Midwest depending on how bad it is we can mostly get away with the simplicity’s. Let’s talk about the basics, the battery is one of the most vulnerable components to the equation that is your motorcycle. Without it you are left with no spark, and no go. Most Harley batteries run between $129.95 all the way up to $170.95 so to put it lightly they are not cheap, nor do you want to take a chance on a cheap battery. Always use a Harley-Davidson brand battery and ALWAYS put the bike on a tender. Some say to only do so in the winter but it is habit for me to simply plug the cord in every night. It’s a $40 investment for the HarleyDavidson battery tender and it will pay for itself over and over. Next and just as important is the fuel and fuel system. Most bikes these days don’t have to worry much about fuel sitting in the bowl of a carb due to the fuel injection revolution. But the fuel that sits in the tank is just as susceptible to failure as your battery when not treated. Some sort of stabilizer is needed when storing for more than about three months as this is the beginning of the end of the “shelf life” of your fuel. With all the ethanol and additives in today’s fuel the normal six to twelve month expiration is more like four to eight months these days. Sure PPage age 28 28

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E “STORE-Y?” the bike can run on bad gas it just won’t run well. Using Harley Fuel stabilizer, Startron stabilizer, or Fitch Fuel catalyst are a must these days. Simply apply run through the system for a few minutes and turn the bike off. If you get a chance to ride sooner than later just ride the bike fill it all the way up and reapply process. When it comes to the internal fluids it’s hard to say what’s right and what’s wrong? You have to be the judge of that. Use common sense, if it’s a brand new bike with 700 miles on it don’t wait to hit the 1,000 mile check-up, change the oil before you store it, there are particulates that come into play during break in. I wouldn’t leave those in the motor till spring, change the oil now so they don’t just sit in the motor case. If you are running at 19,500 miles and are due for a 20,000 mile service, do it now rather than later. In both situations you will have a bike with fresh lubricants ready to go at the first signs of riding weather and not dealing with dirty oil. If you just changed the oil 500 miles ago you can let it ride till spring. Also be mindful of the fluids we forget about. Check your manual in regards to fork oil replacement as well as brake fluid replacement. These products break down like any other but have a longer shelf life so don’t forget to keep up on them. I often get asked about the importance of tires during the storage process and there are differing opinions. Here in the Midwest I don’t feel we need to take it to extremes, but if you prefer to go the extra mile here ya go. First start by releasing all the air from the tires to rid the tire of any moisture that may have built up and refill to proper PSI. Next relieve the weight of the bike from the tires, you can do so by using a scissor jack, this takes all the stress and weight off the tires as the bike is being stored. This is most important if you are storing in temps that will dip below freezing often. By doing this you can avoid creating flat spots. Again depending on the bike, tires and weather this may not be necessary but the more ya know right? I always recommend a good cleaning for the bike before putting it away. Leaving any road grime could lead to oxidization and corrosion as most garages no matter the precautions still trap moisture. When finally covering the bike for the winter make sure it’s a proper HarleyDavidson breathable cover. Using some cheap Auto Zone cover could hurt more than it helps by keeping moisture trapped within the cover creating a cozy comfortable place for our good friend’s oxidization and corrosion to crash out for the winter. Follow some of these steps or all of them to ensure a clean, no hassle, ready to roll ride come spring. If you have any further questions feel free to stop by St Charles Harley-Davidson and ask myself or any of the parts professionals for assistance. Thanks for stopping by and ya’ll enjoy the ride. www.FullThrottle-Magazine.com

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ave you recently been contemplating where to take your next ride? Well if so, you are in luck. Full Throttle Magazine is going to inform you of some of the toprated rides in the United States of America. I am going to take you on a ride up the mountains, through the forest, and along the most beautiful oceans, roads, and scenery the United States offers. These rides are ones that you need to put on your bucket list A.S.A.P. Because these are the rides that we all live for. The first ride I am going to tell you about is a very popular one. Especially if you have been to the Black Hills in South Dakota. South Dakota is where the largest motorcycle rally in the world is held once a year; Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Although there are many beautiful rides in South Dakota, Needles Highway is ranked towards the top of them all. Needles Highway is a beautiful, yet challenging ride through the Black Hills. The northern 14 miles of Highway 87 are known as Needles Highway. Which is known for its sharp turns, low tunnels, and impressive granite spires. The road lies within the 73,000 acre Custer State Park, 30 miles south of Rapid City. Also, while you’re there you must go and check out Mount Rushmore. It is truly an amazing work of art. Since we are already in South Dakota the next ride this beautiful state offers is Spearfish Canyon. This 22-mile breathtaking journey begins at Exit 10 off Interstate 90 in Spearfish, and connects to the mouth of the canyon at the Spearfish Canyon Country Club. The Spearfish Creek lines the canyon floor while canyon waterfalls make for popular and amazing roadside attractions. Bridal Veil Falls and Roughlock Falls are two must-sees along this route. Although the speed limit is 35 miles per hour, which seems very slow, you’ll find so many riders distracted by the beauty, and drive even slower. Others simply pull over at one of the dozens of pull-offs along the way, and get out to stretch their legs and capture the perfect Kodak moment. Now, let’s take a trip to Tennessee/North Carolina where many say is home to the most challenging ride in the US. It’s called the Tail of the Dragon. With 318 curves in only an 11 mile stretch of road, you are in for the ride of your life. Designated US highway 129, bordered Page 32

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by the Great Smoky Mountains and the Cherokee National Forest, with no intersecting roads or driveways to hamper your travel. This is considered the destination for thousands of brave motorcycle riders. But the question is, can you handle the 318 tight curves, a.k.a. switchbacks. This ride is challenging for even the most skilled riders. But the breathtaking scenic mountain’s and national forest will leave you mesmerized. So, when you decide to take the trip to Tennessee/ North Carolina to ride the Dragon’s Tail, please be very cautious as the turns are tight. Notice how I said “when” you decide to take the trip, not if, because this is a must ride if you are a true motorcycle enthusiast. I encourage you to please observe the 30-miles-per-hour speed limit on the Dragon’s Tail. If anything, go slower; those hairpin turns are extremely tight. Beside, the highway patrol has cracked down heavily on those drivers looking for a thrill on the Dragon’s Tail due to the high number of deaths on that stretch of road. Always watch out for other drivers and motorcyclist. Even if you abide by the law and go the posted speed limit on the Dragon’s Tail, other drivers may not. The Dragon’s Tail sees many severe accidents every year, so be vigilant while traveling the road. Always be safe and legal by going the posted speed limit, and it is guaranteed to be the ride of your life. Next ride up, The Twisted Sisters. This 100-mile loop is, without a doubt, among the best, most challenging motorcycle roads in the state of Texas. The route follows canyons and climbs jagged, steep hills. The roads offer many tight, twisty curves with shear drop offs alongside and not much in the way of guardrails. In one 15-mile section, there are approximately 65 curves! Experienced riders bliss out on this ride. Don’t forget to top off the gas tank before heading out. A ride through this part of Texas will most certainly change your view of this beloved US State. You will ride amongst scenery that is as good as it gets, among crystal clear rivers, through very twisty mountain curves, along with real Texas ranches. With million dollar vistas and cool clear waters along with friendly folks. Just knowing that you are riding the best this state has to offer, truly makes for great riding. This ride is one of the top ten in the nation. It truly has it all. From the stunning scenery to the very challenging twist and curves. This ride really should be on your bucket list. The road conditions are good. The scenery is certainly beautiful, especially in the spring when it’s not too hot or too cold, and all the trees and cactuses are in full bloom. Also, the www.FullThrottle-Magazine.com

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locals in this area are very welcoming and friendly to bikers, and they are truly glad to have you there to visit the state of Texas. Let’s jump into Arkansas and learn a little about the Pig Trail, or as some call it the Arkansas Dragon. Starting in the town of Ozark, which lies between Little Rock and Fort Smith, that’s where you will want to pick up on this trail. The rugged and densely forested Boston Mountain Region of the Ozark Mountains is the setting for this route, which often runs through a tunnel of beautiful foliage during the spring, summer, and fall. Spring wildflowers and the vibrant autumn colors make this route very popular during those seasons. The scenery is not the only reason this is one of the top rides in the United States. You will encounter many hairpin turns, straight-a-ways, and drop offs where the cliff seems to be right next to you. There is also a very popular general store about half way through this ride. They have various stickers and souvenirs saying that you have completed the Arkansas Pig Trail/Arkansas Dragon. Just so you can tell all your friends and family you completed the Arkansas Dragon. The Pacific Coast Highway in California is a great place to go to take a week-long vacation and do some awesome riding. The reason I say you can plan a week-long vacation is because of the number and quality of the amenities along the coast. There are seven state parks along the way, a state reserve, a botanical area, and many interesting historical areas. You can spend hours at these state parks hiking and exploring the beaches. This world class scenic route takes you down route one, starting in Monterey, California and ending in Morro Bay, California. The route is one of the original nine routes to be selected by the US Department of Transportation as an “All American Road” which is a designation given to only the cream of the crop roads that are categorized as America’s Byways. This route is part of a stretch that has been honored time and time again as a classic American road trip by countless books, magazines, websites, etc. Along this route you will see coastal scenery that will leave you breathless. Along with the beautiful ocean, the inland scenery is just as inspiring with its display of rolling hills, rock outcroppings, picturesque waterfalls, redwood forests, flowered meadows, lush valleys, and majestic coastal mountains. Along the route you will also see several lighthouses, 18th century Spanish missions, and a variety of animal life including sea lions, sea otters, sharks, sting rays, gray whales, brown pelicans, and monarch butterfly winter sanctuaries. This is not a ride you want to go and complete in one or two days. Take your time and enjoy the amazing state of California. Up next is the San Juan Skyway in the beautiful state of Colorado. Many riders who have cruised the San Juan Skyway will argue that it has the most beautiful sections the Rocky Mountains have to offer. As you follow a circular path through southwestern Colorado, you will pass through some very neat historic mining towns, national parks and forests, and a few world-class ski resort areas. On this trip, you will see the San Juan Mountains, home to many of Colorado’s elite groups of 14,000-foot mountain peaks. Along the way you will see the redrock canyons, lush river valleys, hot springs, and a ton of amazing mountain peaks. You want Page 34

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to be very careful on this route because of its countless numbers of hairpin turns and switchbacks, and many of them do not have guardrails, along with all the descents and climbs that seem to be endless. Make sure you take advantage of the many scenic turn off points to take a good long look at the scenery. Maybe snap a few pictures as well. You will be surprised how glued your eyes will be on the scenery. Keep in mind, this alpine route will have you riding at over 10,000 feet three times on its path. Some bikes, like some humans, struggle at these kinds of altitudes. So please be careful. Lastly, don’t forget when planning any bike trip through mountains, always keep in mind that the snow sticks around a lot longer, and the weather can be completely different. Now let’s go to the Tunnel of Trees Road in Michigan. The southern entrance to the Tunnel of Trees Road is about 35 miles southwest of the very popular tourist stop of Mackinac Island, which is located in the Straits of Mackinac. “The Straits” is the waterway which separates Michigan’s Lower and Upper Peninsula. This ride takes you down the eastern shoreline of lake Michigan through a very dense forest. Also with its very narrow and twisty roads that run through the dense forest, you must always keep your eyes on the road ahead of you. The Tunnel of Trees truly reminds me of a road that you would see photos of in a travel magazine. As you look ahead of you down the narrow Tunnel of Trees, you cannot help but wonder what is going to be around that next sharp curve. Well, you will just have to go their yourself and find out. Last but not least is the Beartooth Highway. This ride takes you along a 68-mile stretch of US Highway 212. Beartooth Highway is the perfect example of what a great bike ride should be. With tons of crazy hairpins turns and switchbacks, this definitely isn’t a ride for new motorcycle owners/riders. Beginning at Red Lodge, Montana, the National Scenic Byway is like a rollercoaster ride as it travels up through Beartooth Pass (10,947 feet) in Wyoming. It zigzags the entire way as it cuts across the Custer and Shoshone National Forests. There are so many amazing rides in The United States of America. Full Throttle thought it would be helpful to our readers and followers to talk a little bit about some of the most beautiful, challenging, and historic roads our country has to offer. You could choose to cruise anyone of these rides and I’m sure you will have a great time. Always remember to give your bike a good look over, or have your local mechanic do it for you, to make sure everything is perfect before going on any of these rides. The last thing you want is to get stuck 14,000 foot up a mountain without any phone service or nearby amenities. Ride safe and maybe we will see you one day on one of these amazing roads. www.FullThrottle-Magazine.com

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“Big Worm”, “Worm”, “Enforcer” Bryan Hern, aka “Big Worm”, “Worm”, or “Enforcer” was brought into this world on September 15th, 1991 and tragically taken from us on October 22, 2015. He was only 24 years young, though you would not think of him that age if you knew him. He was a son, a brother, a grandchild, a nephew, a cousin, and a friend to many who miss him dearly. Bryan touched more people in his 24 years of life than most people do in 100. He lived his life to the fullest, and he left us doing what he loved...riding. He had an old soul, a hard shell, a soft heart, a big smile and gave the best hugs. When he walked into a room, you’d hope by the looks of him that you were on his good side. He was a big, burly guy, black leather, tattoos everywhere. One could usually find him with a Pabst Blue Ribbon in one hand, middle finger in the air with the other hand, a light in his pocket, and his motorcycle underneath him. He loved to ride. In fact, that was the last thing he did before he left us. Not only did he love to ride, but he was good at it; he was a natural. Most of the time he was in the front of his club when riding. He and his father spent many hours working on their bikes together, as well as spending time on the open road. The legend that Bryan, “Big Worm, , “Worm”, “The Enforcer” or whatever you may have called him, left behind will never be forgotten.

Bryan was the son of Jeff and Chris Hern, and brother to Zach (and Becca) Hern. The holes in their hearts will never be filled, but on October 8th, 2016, motorcycles swarmed the streets in memory of him. Bryan was a member of the motorcycle club “Nemesis”, which after his death, got shut down, and many of the members started riding with the “Black Pistons” out of Belleville, IL. This group came together for Bryan’s family and organized the ride. They hold Bryan, or as they called him “Big Worm”, close in their hearts. Bryan was very close to one of the members of the group, Derek Reitz, who also happens to be a cousin. In his words, “He never left my side no matter who I rode with. Me and Bryan weren’t just cousins, we were closer than a lot of brothers ever will be, and I’m forever grateful for him to look at me as his older brother that understood him when most wouldn’t and don’t”. In honor of Bryan, Ron Middleton, also a member of the Black Pistons, rebuilt Bryan’s bike, with the help www.FullThrottle-Magazine.com

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