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The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine



Table Of Contents Issue #253

Thunder In The Smokies Summer Rally


Smoke Out 20


Easy Rider Movie Ride


Big Bikes For Purple Hearts

August 2019

Letter From The Editor.....................................................5 Cruisin’ Calendar..............................................................6 Cover Story - Thunder In The Smokies............................7 Weekly Bike Nights...........................................................15 Quotable Quote................................................................15 STE Powersports Customer Appreciation Day.................16 Halloween In July With The Maniax RC...........................18 Cruising For Kids “Let Freedom Camp”...........................20 Save The Boob’s Poker Run............................................22 Thunder In The Smokies Summer Rally...........................24 Jeff Vaughn Benefit..........................................................25 Smoke Out 20 - The Best East Coast Chopper Rally Now And Forever..............................................................26 A Celebration Of Freedom, And More..............................32 “Easy Rider” Movie Ride..................................................34 CCIB / CRKA 15th Annual Renee Ledford Memorial Party... 36 15th Anniversary World Honda Chopper Meet..................38 Riding High Earns Harley-Davidson Service Award 10 Months In A Row.........................................................40 Kristin Shipwash’s 1996 Honda Shadow Bobber.............42 PGR Mission For Alfred ’Al’ Young...................................44 Hickory Riding Club Celebrates 40 Years Of Friendship.....46 Children’s Advocacy Center Poker Run...........................48 Spokes & Jokes................................................................50 A Cop On Your Tail - The BikeSafe NC Program..............52 Big Bikes For Purple Hearts Ride.....................................54 2019 Confederate Memorial Day Service........................56 People & Places...............................................................58 Across America By Motor-Cycle.......................................60 Your Choice......................................................................62 Carolina Faith Riders Sonic Bike Night............................64 Virtual Bike Show.............................................................66 8th Annual Seth Nall Memorial Scholarship Ride..............67 Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson July Was Hot!......................68 Thunderzone....................................................................71 Bubba Blackwell The All American Daredevil Performs At Smokin’ Harley-Davidson.............................73 Poker Run 4 Ricky............................................................74 Southern Riders Motorcycle Club, RobCo Chapter, 8th Anniversary Celebration....................76 Harley-Davidson Footwear-Vardon Riding Shoe..............78 H144 Hands Free Bill - Dead...........................................80

Letter From The Editor

Staff Mark Infield

Editor / Owner

Molly “WildThing” Infield Operations Manager

Lincoln “Buzz” Infield Layout / Design / Janitor

Maggie Infield

Hot Intern

“Dirty Dave” Baker

Graphic Designer / Veterinarian

Sales Staff Lincoln, Alan, Scott, Crystal T, Christian, Mark H., Rose, Lloyd, Elwin, Anthony, Gary, Ricky, Trisha, Mark C. David, Ed, Bill, Cricket, Mike & Kim

Photos Chaos, Alan, Scott, Buzz, Chi Force, Alan Dockery, Wally Wersching, Ed Cleary, Chi, Rebecca Benfield with RRJB Photography, Robert Johnson, Billy Dagenhart, Rebecca Gwyn, Cricket Lynn, Johnny Reb, Paulette Mojica, Maggie

ou are now reading the first issue of our 22nd year of publishing The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine! We began with a 40 page magazine in August 1998 and never looked back. It has been a white knuckle roller coaster ride, but we have overcome every challenge, and by the grace of God and a lot of hard work, here we are 253 issues later! We’ve been busy documenting the history of motorcycling in the Carolinas and July 2019 was a busy month. Just look at all the articles and event coverage in this issue. On July 13 Smokin Harley-Davidson, hosted The Bubba Blackwell Stunt Show at 12 & 3pm and STE Powersports in Statesville had their customer appreciation day. Alan Dockery’s coverage of SMOKE OUT 20 is included in this issue, too. It was held on June 14-15 at Rockingham Dragway. The 5th Annual Big Bikes 4 Purple Hearts Ride coverage is in here, too. Check out the story about our ride to see the Easy Rider movie in this issue, just to name a few. From the looks of The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Cruisin’ Calendar, August seems to hold the same potential. So, check out the Cruisin’ Calendar, pick out the events that you would like to attend and get out there and enjoy your motorcycle and your friends. For anyone out there who wants to join the Full Throttle Team as a sales rep, just give us a call and ask for ‘Killer’. We’re waiting to hear from you. Ride your motorcycle for fun and profit. Let me take this opportunity to invite you to The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine bike night at our office at 711 W. Main Street, in Jamestown, NC from 6-9pm on Tuesday, August 20th.We will have free can beer, live music provided by “Double Down,” best bike on the lot contest, a FREE raffle, giveaways, vendors, and all to promote a free evening of fun just being bikers and doing some of the things we like to do. If you are interested in being a vendor, e-mail: by August 10th.

Writers Mark, WildThing, Alan, Scott, Buzz, Wally Wersching, Ms. Pat, Gary Steelman, Ed Cleary, Chi, JoAnn Wilson, Billy Dagenhart, Rebecca Gwyn, Cricket Lynn, Johnny Reb

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The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine 2019 is published monthly and no reproduction of any content is permitted except by prior express written approval of Mark D. Infield, Publisher, Editor, & CEO. Publisher assumes no financial responsibility for errors in ads beyond the cost of space occupied by error. Publisher is not liable for: any slandering of an individual or group, as we mean no malice or individual criticism at any time. We are not responsible for the opinions or comments of our columnists. The advertisers are solely responsible for content of their ads, promises, and coupons, or any lack of fulfillment thereof. Publisher is also to be held harmless from: failure to produce any issue as scheduled due to reasons beyond control; all suits, claims or loss of expenses; including but is not limited to: suits for libel, plagiarism, copyright infringement, and unauthorized use of a person’s name or photograph. Publisher does not promote excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages.


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AUG 1 BIKE SHOW NIGHT Smokin Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. 6-9 no fee, all makes & models, cash prizes. www. 336-722-3106. AUG 1 FORT BRAGG HARLEY-DAVIDSON BIKE NIGHT Arnold’s, 2744 N Roberts Ave., Lumberton, NC. 7-10pm. Giveaways, raffles, new 2019 HarleyDavidsons on display., 910-864-1200. AUG 1 BIKE NIGHT Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson, 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC., 803-461-1121. AUG 3 6TH ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR BLAKE Cedar Lodge Baptist Church, 1305 Cedar Dr, Thomasville, NC. Reg 9:45-11am, KSU 11:15am, $10/bike, $10/passenger. Food, fun & raffles. Proceeds the Shore family. FMI, AUG 3 JARHEAD MEMORIAL RIDE Smokin Harley-Davidson, 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. Reg 9am, KSU 10:30am. $25/rider, $30pass. Free food for first 250 riders, blessing of the bikes, helmet stickers. Benefits the families of the fallen Jarhead MC riders killed or injured in NH., 336-722-3106. AUG 3 CBA OF RANDOPLH CO BIKE & CAR SHOW Cox’s Harley-Davidson, 2795 Hwy 134, Asheboro, NC. 103pm. $10/entry fee. Awards 3pm. Cash prizes, food, 50/50 raffle. Gena, 336963-3438.

AUG 3 1ST ANNUAL TWISTED BROTHERHOOD R.C. RIDE TO PROVIDE Lowes Home Improvement, 1427 Yadkinville Rd., Mocksville, NC. Reg 9:30am, KSU 12pm. $20/single, $25/ double. Breakfast provided upon reg. Door prizes, raffles, and auctions, ‘pop the top’ can collection point. Benefits Ronald McDonald House of WinstonSalem., B.J. 336-416-8004, Doc, 336-608-2414. AUG 3 9TH ANNUAL MEMORIAL BIKE RIDE Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. Reg 9-11am $15/rider $5/pass includes dinner $10/non-riders, live music, 50/50, auction. Benefits Jared Allen’s Homes 4 Wounded Warriors. In memory of PFC Justin Walker. Jeff Ladd 336-512-3133. AUG 3 SATURDAY AT RAGING BULL HARLEY-DAVIDSON Raging Bull Harley-Davidson, 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. 12-4pm. Live music, free food & beer, games, prizes. www.ragingbullhd. com, 919-596-9511. AUG 3 2ND ANNUAL MEMORIAL RIDE FOR LARRY KISTLER New Korner Pub, 1995 Mecklenburg Hwy, Mooresville, NC. Reg 11am, KSU 12pm, $25/ rider, $30/2up inc bbq plate, 50/50, best/worst hand, music. Rain or Shine Proceeds The American Cancer Society. 704-655-0000, 704-997-6412. AUG 3 ANGEL’S AMONG US POKER RUN Iron Horse Motorcycles, 1600 West Roosevelt Blvd. Monroe, NC. Reg 9am, KSU 10:30am, $20 per bike, $5/ add hand. 50/50, best & worst hand prizes, food. Benefits Hemby Children’s Hospital NICU. Kaila, Kailaramirez73@

AUG 3 SNAKEMAN’S 1ST ANNUAL BACK TO SCHOOL POKER RUN Shelby VFW Post 4066, 855 W Sumter St., Shelby, NC. Reg. 11am, KSU 12pm. $15/single, $25/double, $10/xtra hand. Afterparty, live music, food, 50/50, auction, raffles. In memory of Aron Turpin. To benefit the Cleveland Co. Children’s Home “Aarons House”. tiffany0804@ AUG 3 6TH ANNUAL BENEFIT RIDE IN HONOR OF DILLON L. CRITCHER Hollar & Greene Produce Co. 230 Cabbage Row, Boone, NC. Reg 11am, KSU 1pm, inc bbq & drink. Reg is by donation. Proceeds go to CMA’s ‘Run for the Son’. Danny, 828-964-2100. AUG 3 MINI STURGIS Raging Bull Harley-Davidson, 300 Muldee St. Durham, NC. Live entertainment 12-4. Games, raffles, vendors, gift card giveaway, free food & drinks., 919-596-9511. AUG 3 FORT BRAGG HARLEYDAVIDSON DEMO EVENT Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 124pm. Free demo rides, giveaways, live entertainment, free food. www., 910-864-1200. AUG 3 GRATEFUL DOG BENEFIT RALLY Black Jack Harley-Davidson, 2691 Alex Lee Blvd., Florence, SC. Reg 11am, KSU 1pm. $15/rider, $5/ pass. Door prizes, 50/50, raffles, food, live music, silent auction. Free dog grooming, water & cooling stations. Hayley, 843-245-2829,




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AUG 6 UPTOWN LEXINGTON BIKE NIGHT Main St., Lexington, NC. 6-9pm. DJ, vendors, raffles, prizes. Benefits Lexington Housing Community Development Corp. AUG 10 BROTHERS OF THE HORIZON M/C 39TH ANNUAL RALLY 103 Atlantic Rd. Robbins, NC. 1pm, Adm $10. Food & drinks, games, burn out pit, bike & car show. Ronnie Thompson, 910-948-3911. AUG 10 SALEM SEAFOOD & PIZZA BUFFET RIDE Freedom Biker Church 131 Guy Rd. Clayton, NC. KSU 3:30pm 919-550-3733. AUG 10 3RD QTR NAZARETH CHILDREN’S HOME BIRTHDAY PARTY/ COOKOUT Speedway Harley-Davidson, 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. Meet at 11:30am, KSU 12:15pm. Non riders meet @ Nazareth @ 1pm for lunch & cake. Bring a wrapped & tagged item from the wish list. Darby,, 704-995-4097, Betty, 980-505-9021. AUG 10 MODEL YEAR END EVENT Speedway Harley-Davidson, 10049 Weddington Rd Ext., Concord, NC. Free food by HOG 11am-3pm, Live music., 704-979-7433. AUG 10 1ST ANNUAL RIDE TO FIGHT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Speedway Harley-Davidson, 10049 Weddington Rd Ext., Concord, NC. Reg 10:30am. $20/bike, $10/passenger. Bike show at final stop, $10 entry fee. Raffles, prizes, auction, live music. Hosted by Christy’s Champs. All proceeds to Christy’s Champs to help domestic violence survivors & their children. FMI, AUG 10 SUPER CHARGED SATURDAY Raging Bull HarleyDavidson, 300 Muldee St. Durham, NC.Free food, drinks, live music 12-4. 919-596-9511.

AUG 10 KINGZ OF THE SOUTH PARTY Raging Bull Harley-Davidson, 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. 12-5pm. Live music, vendors, food trucks, sound competition with cash prize, raffles, giveaways. Pet & family friendly. www., 919-569-9511. AUG 10 CASSIE & MADDIE GILBERT BENEFIT RIDE CrossRoads HarleyDavidson, 1921 US Hwy 421, Wilkesboro, NC. KSU 10am. $20/single, $25 two up., 336-667-1003. AUG 10 FIRST RESPONDERS APPRECIATION DAY Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 11am-2pm. Free food, live entertainment. www., 910-864-1200. AUG 10 3RD CRUISE TO THE COAST Hair-Matthews Post 32 3814 Legion Rd, Hope Mills, NC. KSU 9, $5/donation, food, drinks. Hosted by American Legion Riders Chapter #32. anthonycprewitt@ Anthony C Prewitt 910-5833557. AUG 10 DOWN EAST RIDE FOR PTSD Harley-Davidson of New Bern, 1613 US Hwy 70 E, New Bern, NC. Reg 9:30am, KSU 11am, $15/rider, $20/2up. Proceeds veteran owned Trail of Faith Farm. Disciple Flash, 910-995-3597. AUG 10 2ND ANNUAL RIDE FOR YOUTH Collier Harley-Davidson, 316 Premier Blvd, Roanoke Rapids, NC. Reg 10am, KSU 11am. $20/rider, $10 pass, inc lunch. Reg before 7/22 & receive free shirt. Rain date: 8/17. Vendor Alley: 11-2pm, live music, raffles, food avail. Benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Halifax Co. Mary Ann, 919-332-4366, AUG 10 PERSON COUNTY CBA SCHOOL SUPPLY RIDE Palace Pointe, 5050 Durham Rd., Roxboro, NC. Reg 10am, KSU 11am. $15/bike, $5/passenger, $20/vehicle inc meal after the

ride. 50/50. Proceeds go to purchasing school supplies for Person Co elementary students. Mike Londo, 919-5187675. AUG 10 3RD ANNUAL SUMMER PARTY C.C.I.B Land, 1596 Racepath Church Rd, Mooresboro NC. $10/adm. 7pm. Live music, food avail. Presented by the Cleveland Co. Independent Bikers. Bender, 828-437-7074. Snake, 704-692-0538. AUG 10 THUNDER RIDERS HOG & TTHD RIDE Thunder Tower HarleyDavidson, 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC., 803-461-1121. AUG 17 BIKES BEARDS BEEF & BREWS Smokin Harley-Davidson, 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. Reg for beard contest 10am-1pm, Reg for bike show 9am-12pm. No entry fee, judging @ 1pm. Food & beer avail, bike show, cash prizes. www.smokinharley. com, 336-722-3106. AUG 17 GRAND OPENING PARTY Bonnie & Clyde’s Saloon, 7470 Reynolda Rd., Pffaftown, NC. Live music & DJ, Tricycle racing, live music, vendors. 336-815-1211. AUG 17 7TH ANNUAL WALKIN ROLL FUNDRAISER RIDE Iron Thunder Saloon & Grill, 2022 13th Ave Dr SE, Hickory, NC. Reg 9am. $15/1 card, $25/3 cards. Cash prizes, live auction, 50/50, buggy rides, face painting, event shirts, food, photo booth, race cars & autographs. All proceeds go to Walk In’ Roll Activities League Inc. Sherrill, 828962-0357. AUG 17 10TH ANNUAL DEAN FERRIS MEMORIAL RIDE Thunder Road Harley-Davidson 4870 Riverside Dr., Danville, VA. Reg 11am, KSU 1pm. $15/ rider. Police escorted ride. Proceeds go to Danville-Pittsylvania Cancer. Presented by Eagle Riders 4420. 434-2501617.




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AUG 17 9TH ANNUAL SHRINERS HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN BENEFIT & RIDE Double D Burnout Saloon 1408 E Mountain St., Kernersville, NC. Reg 10, KSU 11am. BBQ, raffles, live auction, live music. Karen 336-707-7538. 336-992-3033. AUG 17 10TH ANNUAL BIKERS 4 BOOBS BREAST CANCER RIDE Riding High Harley-Davidson 3036 NC HWY 68, High Point, NC. Reg 9am, KSU 11am. $20/bike, 80 miles police escorted ride. Food, vendors, 50/50, live music. Benefits the Randolph Health Cancer Center mammogram fund., Faye 336-420-6907 AUG 17 CHROME KNIGHTS M.C. PRESENTS THE 4TH ANNUAL BACK TO SCHOOL RIDE Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd, Fayetteville, NC. Reg 8am, KSU 10am, Benefits Walker-Spivey Elementary School. Kenneth Nixon, 910-583-7849, Charlene Board 910-286-9118. AUG 17 19TH ANNUAL VETERANS APPRECIATION RUN Tractor Supply 14 Monticello Rd, Weaverville, NC. Reg 8:40am, KSU 9am, $10/hand, 3/$20. Live music, food, bike games. Proceeds for the Veterans residing at the medical center in Asheville. Presented by CBA/ ABATE of Buncombe Co. Steve Ensley,, 828-775-3303. AUG 17 GRILLIN & CHILLIN FLAT TRACK CELEBRATION Smoky Mountain Steel Horses, 82 Locust Dr., Waynesville, NC. 9am-5pm, First 50 ppl will receive a free race flag giveaway. Demo rides on the new FTR1200. Free lunch 1-4pm, live music. 828-452-7276. AUG 17 7TH ANNUAL RIDE FOR OUR WARRIORS POKER RUN USO Jacksonville Center, 9 Tallman St., Jacksonville, NC. Reg 9am, KSU 11am, $20/ bike, $10/passenger. Shirts, 50/50, door prizes, food. Benefits the USO of North Carolina Jacksonville Center. Hosted by: VEMA Jacksonville NC. Steve “Gator Doc” Cross, 757-502-9525, Don “Philly” Baker 910-467-1998.

AUG 17 3RD ANNUAL TATA RIDE & BELLE BASH Down Home Harley-Davidson, 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. Reg 10am, inc biscuits & donuts, KSU 12pm. $20/rider, $25/pass inc Belle Bash, dinner & live music. Belle Bash, 5pm, $10 non-rider, Live music, dinner, silent auction, event shirt. Proceeds benefit ARMC Charitable Foundation. Kay Teague, 336-437-2099. Barry Hicks, 336-693-4100, Kristen Lovette 336-263-2627. AUG 17 RIDE FOR GRACIE’S HEART POKER RUN Cox’s Double Eagle Harley-Davidson, 7540 US-15, West End, NC. Reg 8:30am, KSU 10am. $20/bike, $10/pass. Live music, cornhole tourney, vendors, food avail. Hosted by: Souls of Service LEMC/PSMC. Proceeds go to Gracie Peoples. Cindy, 919-721-5599. AUG 17 FOOD TRUCK Speedway Harley-Davidson, 10049 Weddington Rd Ext., Concord, NC. Hot Tamales 125pm. www.speedwayharley-davidson. com, 704-979-7433. AUG 17 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION EVENT Raging Bull Harley-Davidson, 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. Free pizza & beer, live music, free games & door prizes for the kids., 919-596-9511. AUG 17 12TH ANNUAL GBDF MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR A CAUSE Collier Harley-Davidson, 316 Premier Blvd, Roanoke Rapids, NC. Reg & opening ceremony 10am, KSU 11am. $25/ rider, $10/passengers inc refreshments. Prizes for bike clubs & various categories for individual riders. Proceeds benefit Parkinson’s Disease & GBDF’s Youth Congress Activities in Halifax & Northampton Co., Dr Maurice Davis, 252-535-3718 (call after 7pm). AUG 17 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson, 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. www.thundertowerharley. com, 803-461-1121.


AUG 18 THE GUARDIANS OF THE CHILDREN BIKE NIGHT Dooley’s Grill & Tavern, 102 E Main St, Wilkesboro, NC. 3-8pm, Live music, vendors, drink & food specials. Proceeds to help stop child abuse., Dooley’s: 336-667-0800. AUG 20 21ST ANNIVERSARY BIKE NIGHT PARTY Full Throttle Magazine HQ 711 W. Main St. Jamestown, NC. 6-9pm. Free can beer, vendors, live music, best bike on the lot contest. 336885-5400. AUG 20 NEW 2020 MODEL RELEASE CrossRoads Harley-Davidson, 1921 U.S. Hwy 421, Wilkesboro, NC. www., 336-667-1003. AUG 21 VETERANS MC BIKE NIGHT The Doghouse Tavern, 506 SR Second St., Ayden, NC. 6-10pm. Free food, free jukebox or live entertainment. 252-7027957. AUG 23 DEATHWISH MOTOR CULTURE BIKE NIGHT & SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE The Wing Company, 1574 NC-87, Cameron, NC. 7pm. Bike show, Harley stunts, raffles, giveaways. Bring school supplies to help local children in the area & get 10 free raffle tickets., 336497-7770. AUG 24 ANNUAL VETERANS HELPING VETERANS HEAL RIDE American Legion Post 55, 111 Miller St., WinstonSalem, NC. Reg 9:30am, KSU 11am, $15/rider, $5/passenger. Poker run, 50/50., 336287-0108. AUG 24 NEIL WAGONER BENEFIT RIDE Silver Valley Elementary School, 11161 E Old US Hwy 64, Lexington, NC. Reg 10am, KSU 12pm. $20/rider, $5/passenger. Food, raffles, & music. All proceeds go to the Wagoner family. Spons by Red Knights NC2 Firefighter Motorcycle Club. Nick, 336-870-0675.


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AUG 24 LOOK TWICE & SAVE A LIFE POKER RUN Iron Horse Motorcycles, 1600 W Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, NC. Reg & first draw 9:30am, KSU 11am. $25/hand inc shirt, memorial commemorative item, & meal. $10/pass or nonrider. Prizes to 1st, 2nd & worst hands. In memory of Ernie Carraway. Proceeds to benefit Hometown Heroes. Emily, 704441-6927. Joey, 704-575-8917. AUG 24 BENEFIT POKER CHIP RIDE FOR JONATHAN “NUBS” NANCE Double D Burnout Saloon, 1408 E Mountain St, Kernersville, NC. Reg 11am-1pm. $20/bike inc food. Door prizes. Benefits Jonathan Nance’s ongoing medical bills. Angel Smith, 336-2536493 or Donna Goggin, 513-370-0922. AUG 24 SPECIAL FORCES BROTHERHOOD MC RIDE SFBMC Club House Reg 10:30 KSU 11:10. In honor of COL Maggie Raye for her support of the US Army and the Special Forces Regiment on her 103rd birthday. AUG 24 25TH ANNIVERSARY MOONSHINE RIDE CrossRoads Harley-Davidson, 1921 US Hwy 421, Wilkesboro, NC. 2-8:30pm. Cooking & Reg 2:00pm. KSU, 5pm. Celebrate CrossRoads H-D & Wilkesboro HOG chapters 25th Anniversary. Hosted by Wilkesboro HOG #2727., 336667-1003. AUG 24 UNITY AND REMEMBRANCE BULL CITY RIDE & EVENT Raging Bull Harley-Davidson, 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. Reg & breakfast 8:30am, KSU 10am. $5/rider. Celebrate & honor those who serve our community. Sound Competition, best in show, largest bike club turnout. Cash prizes. City of Durham Neighborhood Services 919-560-1647, dealership 919-596-9511.

AUG 24 20TH ANNUAL ALL-STAR RIDE FOR LIFE Scooter’s, 1911 Sego Ct, Raleigh, NC. Reg 9am, KSU 11am. Charity ride, silent auction, 50/50, live music. A Children’s Hospital Charity Ride.., Scooters 919-954-2171. AUG 24 BIKINI BIKE WASH Black Cat Harley-Davidson, 928 N Winstead Ave., Rocky Mount, NC. 11am-3pm. $10/per wash by the Gator Girls. Proceeds go to Nash Breast Cancer Center. www., 252-446-7292. AUG 24 ASHEVILLE RIDE FOR KIDS Cane Creek Middle School 570 Lower Brush Creek Rd., Fletcher, NC. Reg 9-10:30am KSU 11 $40/online reg $45/ day of reg, includes t-shirt, ride pin, light breakfast, lunch. Benefits Pediatric Brain Tumor. Rain or shine. Donnie Grindstaff Donnie.grindstaff@yahoo. com. AUG 24 11TH ANNUAL SICKLE CELL CHARITY RIDE Piedmont Health Services and Sickle Cell Agency, 1102 E. Market St, Greensboro NC. Reg 9am, KSU 11am, $15/bike. Benefits Piedmont Health Services and Sickle Cell Agency. Jeff 336-274-1507 AUG 24 2ND ANNUAL BLESSING OF THE BIKES Grace Baptist Church, 15195 Wells Hwy, Seneca, SC. 9am. Christian Church, 864-888-0703, AUG 24 BIKERS FOR TOYS FOR TOTS Cox’s Harley-Davidson of Asheboro, 2795 NC Hwy 134, Asheboro, NC. Reg 9. Vendors, kid’s creeper race, raffle, 50/50. Hosted by Smokin Souls RC & Lady Souls. smokinsoulsrc@ Cox’s 336-629-2415.

AUG 24 HOG HEAVEN SUMMER Speedway Harley-Davidson, 10049 Weddington Rd Ext., Concord, NC. 123pm. Moonshine & molasses VIP party & 2020 Harley-Davidson Bike Reveal, Chance to win a 2019 Harley-Davidson Iron 883., 704-979-7433. AUG 24 CVMA 15-1 SUMMER BASH Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 9am-4pm. Bikini bike wash 11am-4pm, DJ, raffles, vendors, food & beer avail, blind raffle, poker run, KSU 10:15am. Proceeds go to supporting local Veterans in the Fayetteville & surrounding communities. FMI, pro.nccvma.15.1@, 910-864-1200. AUG 24 NEW MODEL RELEASE PARTY Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC., 910-8641200. AUG 24 5TH ANNUAL NCC MUSIC FEST The Red Neck yacht Club, 487 Blossom Ferry Rd., Castle Hayne, NC. 12-11pm. $20 donation. Live music, food & beverages avail. Portion of proceeds to benefit 81 Team Fayetteville 2019 Children’s Christmas party. Earl, 919-949-9156. AUG 24 HOTTER THAN HELL PARTY Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson, 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC., 803461-1121. AUG 29 FORT BRAGG HARLEYDAVIDSON BIKE NIGHT Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 6pm. Free beer, vendors, live entertainment., 910-864-1200.




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AUG 30-31 11TH ANNUAL JACEMAN RUN CCIB Land, 1596 Racepath Church Rd., Mooresboro, NC. $10/ Fri. night adm. $25/weekend pass, inc primitive camping & poker hand. $15/ rider, $25/double for Sat poker run. KSU10am. Live music, live auction, bike games, door prizes, 50/50, vendors. In loving memory of Wendy Panther. Proceeds to The Abuse Prevention Council for Abused Children of Cleveland Co. Bender, 828-437-7074. Snake, 704-6920538. Spanky, 803-526-5029. AUG 30-SEP 1 HIS LABORING FEW FAMILY CAMPOUT 1351 Wischum Way, Trinity, NC. Fellowship, free food, camping, music. David, 910-664-0117, Pat, 336-471-9657. AUG 30-SEP 1 BULL CITY RUMBLE 15 VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE SHOW Brightleaf District 1007 West Main St., Durham, NC. 12pm, no admission, bike entry fee $7. 919-687-6969. AUG 31 MANIAX RC NIGHT OWL DICE RUN Boxcar Grille, 3140 N Oxford St., Claremont, NC. Reg 6-7:30pm. $15/ dice card, $25/3 dice cards. 50/50, door prizes, live music, food. Proceeds go to Adam’s Army. Duane Gibbs, 828-7810979. AUG 31 POKER RUN & BENEFIT DAY FOR COOT FROM THE FALLEN BROTHERHOOD Cypress House, 10785 Dunn Rd., Dunn, NC. Reg 10am, KSU 11am. $10/poker hand, or ride with a donation. Corn hole tourney, bike wash, food, music. 910-988-3946, 919422-7234. AUG 31 COLLEGE COLORS TAILGATE Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson, 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. www.thundertowerharley. com, 803-461-1121. AUG 31 OUT OF THE DARKNESS RIDE & BIKE SHOW Thunder Road Harley-Davidson, 4870 Riverside Dr., Danville, VA. Reg 11am, KSU 12pm. $15 donation. Bike show 2-4pm. Proceeds go to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention., 434-822-2453.

SEP 1 RIDE WITH THE BULL Raging Bull Harley-Davidson, 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. Join staff for country ride for BBQ, 919596-9511. SEP 3 UPTOWN LEXINGTON BIKE NIGHT Main St., Lexington, NC. 6-9pm. Benefits Uptown Lexington & the LPD Youth Camp. SEP 6-8 THUNDER IN THE SMOKIES FALL RALLY Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, 3374 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC. Music, vendors, bike games, free stuff, fire dancers, cash prizes, bike show. 828-246-2101. SEP 7 CHIEF’S RIDE Riding High Harley-Davidson, 3036 NC Hwy 68, High Point, NC. $100/rider, first 200 receive raffle ticket for H-D Street 500. Reg 12pm, KSU 1pm. Refreshments, event shirt. Food trucks, police demo, & slow ride competition at end of ride. Proceeds to Special Olympics NC. Sean Patterson,, 336-430-7302. SEP 7 JESSE’S RIDE & RUN FOR PTSD Organ Lutheran Church, 1515 Organ Church Rd. Salisbury, NC. Reg 8am, KSU 9:30am, Breakfast & Lunch served. Proceeds to Honor One, financial help for vets, firefighters & police officers suffering w/PTSD. FMI, 704775-9823. SEP 7 2ND ANNUAL RIDE AS ONE Shelton’s Harley-Davidson 1043 Outlet Center Dr., Smithfield, NC. Reg 9 KSU 11, $20/bike. Car show, bike show, live music. Benefits NC Trooper’s Assoc. Bennie Grady 919-921-1546. SEP 7 JAKE’S RIDE Raging Bull Harley-Davidson, 300 Muldee St. Durham, NC. Escorted suicide prevention and awareness ride. Reg 9:30am, KSU 11:30am, Free ride, Donations encouraged. 50/50 raffle. Gift card giveaway. Food Trucks & vendors. Proceeds go towards charities of suicide prevention & awareness. www., 919-596-9511.


SEP 7 4TH ANNUAL 9-11 RIDE Cool Springs Volunteer Fire Department 672 Mocksville Hwy, Statesville, NC. Ride meeting 12 KSU 12:30. Food, 50/50, door prizes and entertainment. Hosted by Red Knights NC Chapter 13. Jason Mullins 704902-7239. SEP 7 4TH ANNUAL CAMEL CITY BIKEFEST 700 Block Liberty St, Winston-Salem NC Live music, custom bike show, pin-up contest. Presented by Biker Trash Nation & Smokin’ HarleyDavidson Wayne Pinnix 336-464-6202 SEP 7 PRE-BOONE PARTY Xtreme Wings-N-Things, 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. 12pm, $1/wristband for alcohol purchase goes to charity. Live music, vendors, games, prizes. 336-293-4983. SEP 8 17TH ANNUAL SHRINERS RUN Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson 2002 13th Ave Dr SE, Hickory, NC. Reg 10:30am, KSU 11:45am. $15/per hand, $35/3 hands. Cash prizes, door prizes. Sponsored by Catawba Co Shriners Dennis, 828-781-0062. SEP 11 9/11 RIDE TO REMEMBER Sam’s Club 4240 Winterville Pkwy, Winterville, NC. Reg 6:30pm, KSU 7pm. Donations accepted. Ride to Honor the victims of 9/11. Food avail. Proceeds to Ronald McDonald House. Aaron Lemon, 252-227-3601, Blueknightsncviii@ SEP 11 9/11 MEMORIAL RIDE Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson, 4710 S Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC. Reg 11am. Benefits Horry Co Firefighters Relief Fund. 843-369-5555. SEP 13-15 10TH ANNUAL RIDE THE BLUE RIDGE Catawba Meadows Park 701 Sanford Dr. Morganton, NC. Join the Knob Mountain Motorcycle Chapter to raise money for South Mountain Children & Family services. www.knobbies. org Gene Smith 828-439-9754.


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SEP 14 MOTORCYCLE CHARITY RIDE FOR MS RideNow Powersports, 254 Concord Pkwy S, Concord, NC. Reg 9am, $15/bike, $20/pass, $20/car, $5/gen adm. Live music, food trucks, vendors. Blood Drive, 12pm. Proceeds benefit Step For Me. Presented by Step For Me & Misfit Veterans MC. 980-6356022, SEP 14 1ST ANNUAL SGT KEVIN SHAY PISTONS & HOGS SHOW Clemmons Motorcycles, 1320 Old Salisbury Rd., Winston-Salem, NC. Reg 8:30am, KSU 1:30pm. $10/entry fee. Bike, Truck, Car show, 50/50, food & drinks avail. Hosted by: Steel Rain MC of WinstonSalem, NC. Proceeds go to VA Hospital of Kernersville, NC. Minion, 336-6026256. SEP 14 2ND ANNUAL V13ION RUN Tilley Harley-Davidson, 1226 Morland Dr., Statesville, NC. Reg 11am. $10/rider. Live bands, food. Presented by AWOL MC. Benefits helping to prevent Veteran suicide. Bush, 704-878-5554. SEP 14 2ND ANNUAL SEVENFOLD VETERAN’S HERO HAPPENING RIDE Down Home Harley-Davidson, 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. Reg 9am, KSU 11am, $15/rider, $5/passenger inc lunch. Benefits Camp4Heroes, Inc. SEP 14 AUNT MILLIE’S PIZZA RIDE Freedom Biker Church 131 Guy Rd., Clayton, NC. KSU 9am 919-550-3733. SEP 14 13 ANNUAL CLEARWATER CHAPEL ANNUAL BIKE RIDE Camp Clearwater 2038 White Lake Dr. White Lake, NC. Reg 8-9:30 KSU 10, $25/sgl $35/dbl, 50/50, door prizes, food. Proceeds go toward gifts for needy children at Christmas and other church expenses. Donnie Weaver 910-651-8606. th

SEP 14 MDA RIDE Raging Bull HarleyDavidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. KSU 12 $20/rider $10/pass include t-shirt. Escorted ride. 50/50 raffle, live music. free food and drinks. 919-5969511. SEP 14 CCSO D.A.R.E. RIDE Yanceyville Fire Department 304 North Ave, Yanceyville, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11 $20/ rider $10/pass, police escorted, food. SEP 14 JESSIE’S RIDE OF HOPE 2019 Crossroads Harley-Davidson 1921 US Hwy 421 Wilkesboro, NC. Reg 11 KSU 1 $25/bike. Food, silent auction, 50/50, live music. Benefits NTSAD. Rain date Sept 21. 336-667-1003. SEP 14 14TH ANNUAL SHOP WITH THE SHERIFF CHARITY MOTORCYCLE RIDE Fuller Center, 314 Jasper St., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 8:30am, KSU 9:30am. $20per rider/pass. Inc breakfast & lunch. Rain date: 9/21. Raffle, door prizes. Spons by the Cumberland Co Sheriff’s Office. Proceeds go to purchasing gifts for deserving children. Lt. Shawna Leake, 910-438-4015, sleake@ SEP 14 VFW POST 2514 BENEFIT RIDE Harley-Davidson of New Bern, 1613 Hwy 70E, New Bern, NC. www., 252-6334060. SEP 15 2ND ANNUAL RONALD BLAKE HUGHS MEMORIAL RIDE Tank Town Tavern, 6711 Freedom Dr., Charlotte, NC. Live music. Proceeds go to Lifeshare of the Carolinas. 704-277-0268. SEP 15 OFFICER ROBERT BEARD POKER RUN Hooters, 1211 13th Avenue Dr SE, Hickory, NC. Reg 11am-1:30pm, $20/single, $25 double, 1 shirt per bike inc. 50/50 & food. Proceeds Officer Robert Beard for medical expenses. Spons by Blue Knights NCXI LEMC.

SEP 15 THE GUARDIANS OF THE CHILDREN BIKE NIGHT Dooley’s Grill & Tavern, 102 E Main St, Wilkesboro, NC. 3-8pm, Live music, vendors, drink & food specials. Proceeds to help stop child abuse., Dooley’s: 336-667-0800. SEP 18 VETERANS MC BIKE NIGHT The Doghouse Tavern, 506 SR Second St., Ayden, NC. 6-10pm. Free food, free jukebox or live entertainment. 252-7027957. SEP 19 DEATHWISH MOTOR CULTURE BIKE NIGHT Wing Co 1574 NC87, Cameron, NC 910-497-7770. SEP 19-22 35TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MINDS Crown Plaza AiRE Suites, Mall of America, 3 Appletree Square, Bloomington MN. Bikers rights conference and workshops. Hosted by A.B.A.T.E. of Minnesota. Conference Pre-Reg through MRF $80 current member, $90 non-MRF member til Aug 23, $90 member & $100 non-member after 8/23, Motorcycle Riders Foundation Arlington VA,, 202546-0983. Room reservations 952-8549000 SEP 20-21 ANNUAL BIKER BLUES & BBQ Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr. Salisbury, NC. Free admission, entertainment, food, beverage, vendors. People’s choice BBQ tasting. Proceeds going to the Veterans Hospice House and the No Soldier Dies Alone program. 704-6386044. SEP 21 ANNUAL POKER RUN Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. First out 9am, last out 10:30, $15/hand 2 hands/$25. Benefits Veterans Hospice House and No Soldier Dies Alone program. Sponsored by Tom McGraths Motorcycle Law Group. www. 704-638-6044.




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SEP 21 3RD ANNUAL CROWDERS CREEK CLASSIC BIKE & TRACTOR SHOW Crowders Creek ARP Church, 207 Crowders Creek Church Rd, Gastonia, NC. Call 704-864-0196 to register. Vendors, BBQ available & more. Proceeds benefit mission work. FMI, Christopher Wiker, chriswiker68@gmail. com, 980-254-0324. SEP 21 ANNUAL RIDING FOR WREATHS BIKE RUN AND CAR SHOW New River Harley-Davidson 2394 Wilmington Hwy Jacksonville, NC. Reg 9am $20/rider. Proceeds go toward Wreaths Across America at the Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery. 910346-9997. SEP 21 12 ANNUAL OFFICER DOWN MEMORIAL RIDE Carteret Community College, 3505 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC. Reg 10am, KSU 11am. $25/rider, $5/passenger. Food, 50/50, awards. In Remembrance of Carteret County’s Fallen. Sponsored by Blue Knights Chapter XVIII James MacRoberts 252-670-3855. TH

SEP 21 RIDE TO REMEMBER OUR VETERANS Summerfield’s First Baptist Church 2300 Scalesville Rd., Summerfield, NC. Reg 8:30 KSU 10, $25/ sgl $30/dbl includes lunch and shirt, escorted ride. 50/50, silent auction Benefits the Disabled American Veterans. 336-3126499 or Ron Stoll 336-601-8088. SEP 22 4TH ANNUAL AUCTION FOR THOMAS & OWEN Trax, 46 E Main St., Thomasville, NC. 336-880-1337. SEP 27-28 5th ANNUAL GOTHAM CITY BIKEFEST Fayetteville Motor Sports Park Dragstrip, 4480 Doc Bennett Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 2-11pm. Rain date, 9/29. 5 race classes & grudge match, Female Tent Talk, Sound showdown, belts & cash awards, DJ, food, vendors. Presented by RMJ Promotions & Kadafe Ent. FMI, 910-227-3949. SEP 28 6TH ANNUAL AMERICAN LEGION POKER RUN Raging Bull HarleyDavidson, 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. Reg 10:30am, KSU 12:30pm. $15/rider, $5/passenger, inc poker hand. Free food, 50/50., 919-596-9511.

SEP 28 FREEDOM BIKER CHURCH RAFFLE Freedom Biker Church of Monroe 5113 Hwy 74 West Monroe, NC. $10/each 2pm. Food. Benefits NC Baptist Children’s Home. 980-256-1072. SEP 28 RIDE FOR THE RIBBON Eastern Radiologists Breast Imaging Center, 2101 W Arlington Blvd Ste 210, Greenville, NC. Reg 8:30am, $30/ inc shirt, $5 discount if pre-reg by Sep 13th. Fire engine pull, live music, car show. Proceeds used in eastern NC to support breast cancer screenings/early detection programs ridefortheribbon@easternrad. com, 252-931-7722, SEP 28 5TH ANNUAL CAROLINA MOTORCYCLE CHARITY RIDER’S ASSOCIATION BENEFIT RIDE 100 Biltmore Dr, Rockingham, NC. Reg 10am, KSU 12pm. $15/single, $20/double includes food. 50/50, door prizes. Proceeds fallen riders & families. Robert McRae 910331-3333, Joyce Ray 910-690-4963. SEP 28 2ND ANNUAL PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS RIDE Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd, Fayetteville, NC. Reg 8am, KSU 9:45am, $10/bike, $5/passenger. Door prizes, vendors. Proceeds benefit prostate cancer awareness. Sponsored by: American Legion Riders chapter 202. Valerie Rayner: 910-723-0399. SEP 28 8TH ANNUAL RIDING WITH THE ANGELS TIM DIFFIN MEMORIAL RUN The Dog House, 3049 Owen Dr., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 11am, KSU 12pm. $20/bike, $15/pass inc meal ticket. $5/ xtra hands. Live music, shirts avail, raffles, 50/50, auction. Proceeds for Christmas for needy Cumberland Co Foster Children., 910-5511161. SEP 28 FREEDOM RIDE Metrolina Motorsports, 714 Cleveland Ave., Kings Mt. NC. Reg 10am, KSU 11:15am. $15/1 hand & 1 meal, $25/2 hands & 2 meals. Proceeds benefit the CBA/ABATE of NC Gaston Co. Chapter Legislative & Charitable work. Donna, 704-287-4309,, Jill, 704-9137284,


SEP 28 CVMA RIDE TO REMEMBER OUR FALLEN Cox’s Harley-Davidson 1178 Galleria Blvd., Rock Hill, SC. First out 12 $20/sgl $25/dbl. Proceeds go toward helping & assisting veterans in need. 803-327-1183. SEP 28 DEALS GAP RIDE FOR KIDS Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort 17548 Tapoco Rd., Robbinsville, NC. Group reg 7-8am group packet pickup KSU 8:15am, group online reg $80 day of $90. Individual and Star ride reg 9-11am KSU 11:30 $40 online reg $45/ day of, includes t-shirt, ride pin, lunch. Benefits Pediatric Brain Tumor Fdn. Wally Maliskey or Emily Lewis SEP 28 15TH ANNUAL CONFEDERATE HERITAGE RIDE Low Country Harley-Davidson, 4707 Dorchester Rd., N. Charleston, SC. 10am, $20/rider, $15/pass, inc Confederate history tour & ride pin. Live music, food, vendors, door prizes, cash prizes. Pre-reg for free shirt. Presented by Secession Camp #4 Sons of Confederate Veterans. www.,, 843-209-2048. OCT 1 UPTOWN LEXINGTON BIKE NIGHT Main St., Lexington, NC. 6-9pm. Benefits Family Services of Davidson County – Domestic Violence. sloop. OCT 5 7TH ANNUAL PATH OF HOPE RIDE FOR RECOVERY Path of Hope, 1675 East Center St. Ext, Lexington, NC. Rain date: 10/19. Reg 8:30am, KSU 10am. $25/rider, $15/pass. Free food, free event shirt for first 150. Reg at event #4095692. 336-248-8914, OCT 5 FORT FISHER AQUARIUM RIDE Freedom Biker Church 131 Guy Rd., Clayton, NC. KSU 8am 919-5503733. OCT 5 BIKETOBERFEST Raging Bull Harley-Davidson, 300 Muldee St. Durham, NC. Live entertainment. $100 gift card giveaway. Games and raffles. Vendors on site. 919-596-9511. www.


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OCT 5 CRUISING FOR KIDS CHARITY RUN Shallotte Masonic Lodge, 5072 Main St., Shallotte, NC. Reg 9am, KSU 10:30am. $20/bike, $5/passenger, lunch inc. Raffle for pellet grill & shotgun. 50/50, shirts avail. Proceeds benefit the Masonic Home for Children at Oxford. John, 910-279-7206. OCT 8-10 MOTORCYCLE KICKSTART CLASSIC Wheels Through Time Museum, 82 Vintage Lane, Maggie Valley, NC Reg $195, or pre-reg before Sep 8 & save. Ride open to all makes, models, 400-mile trip on backroads. www.aimag. com, Rosemary at 203.425.8777 x114 or email OCT 11-13 28TH ANNUAL JIM MCCLURE ALL HARLEY NITRO WORLD FINALS Rockingham Dragway 2153 US Hwy 1 N. Rockingham, NC. 910-582-3400. OCT 12 RIDE TO THE RESCUE Thomasville Rescue Squad, 212 Pine St., Thomasville, NC. Reg 9am, KSU 11am, $20/rider, $10/pass. Rain date: 10/19. Lunch provided. Benefits the Volunteers of the Thomasville Rescue Squad. Cristall, OCT 12 4TH ANNUAL SUEDE AND CHROME CRUISE-IN Tilley HarleyDavidson, 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. 10am-12pm. Music, vendors, swap meet., 704-638-6044. OCT 12 MOTORCYCLE FOR MAMMOGRAMS RIDE Cox’s Harley-Davidson 2795 NC Hwy 134 Asheboro, NC. KSU 10:30, $20/bike. Live music, silent auction and door prizes.  Benefiting Randolph Health Mammogram Fund. 336-629-2415. OCT 16 VETERANS MC BIKE NIGHT The Doghouse Tavern, 506 SR Second St., Ayden, NC. 6-10pm. Free food, free jukebox or live entertainment. 252-7027957.

OCT 19 12TH ANNUAL BILLY GRAHAM BIKERS WITH BOXES RIDE Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Dr., Charlotte, NC. 9:30am-2pm. Pack Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes with gifts, load on bike & ride to Library alone, with club or group. Music, fellowship, complimentary lunch, giveaways. 704-401-3200, www.BillyGrahamLibrary. org. OCT 19 GATHERING OF THE PATRIOTS POW WOW PATRIOTS RIDE American Legion Post 290 446 S Main St., King, NC. Reg 9am KSU 10. $15/ sgl, $20/dbl. Benefits veteran and community in need. Henry Lee 336-7490593. OCT 19 VA XIII 20TH TOY RUN Thunder Road Harley-Davidson 4870 Riverside Dr., Danville, VA. Light breakfast 10-11, reg 11 KSU 12, $20/rider. Police escorted. Benefits Danville Social Services Child Welfare Fund. bkvaxiiiso@gmail. com. OCT 19 BIKES & BBQ Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd. Fayetteville, NC. 11-4pm. Bike blessing, live music, kids zone, vendors, bbq, people’s choice bike show, beer sampling. Hosted by Greater Fayetteville Chamber. 910-864-1200. OCT 19 4TH ANNUAL BEIRUT MEMORIAL RIDE New River Harley-Davidson, 2394 Wilmington Hwy, Jacksonville, NC. Reg 9:30am, KSU 11:30am, $20/ bike, $10/passenger inc shirt for first 100. Food, 50/50, prizes. Proceeds to The Fallen Outdoors. Hosted by SHMC NC., Orphan, 910-992-7032. OCT 20 THE GUARDIANS OF THE CHILDREN BIKE NIGHT Dooley’s Grill & Tavern, 102 E Main St, Wilkesboro, NC. 3-8pm, Live music, vendors, drink & food specials. Proceeds to help stop child abuse., Dooley’s: 336-667-0800.

NOV 9 TRANSPLANT BENEFIT CRUISE-IN RIDE FOR ROBBIE Smokin Harley-Davidson, 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. Reg 1pm. $5. Food avail, live auction, 50/50. Proceeds go to Robbie Harris in need of living kidney donor. Megan Harris, 336-905-5288. NOV 9 VETERANS RAFFLE Metrolina Motorsports 714 Cleveland Ave Kings Mountain, NC. 12-2 live drawing, silent auction, snack. Benefits Purple Heart Homes. 704-259-6204. NOV 9-10 46TH ANNUAL CBA FALL SWAP MEET & BIKE SHOW Rowan County Fairgrounds 1560 Julian Rd., Salisbury, NC. Gates open 10am-6pm $15/on day $25/two-day pass, bike show, wet t-shirt contest, live bands, vendors, best buns contest. Rick Nail 704-455-6245. NOV 20 VETERANS MC BIKE NIGHT The Doghouse Tavern, 506 SR Second St., Ayden, NC. 6-10pm. Free food, free jukebox or live entertainment. 252-7027957. NOV 23 17TH ANNUAL ARZIE ROGERS MEMORIAL TOY RUN CMCNortheast Stadium, 2888 Moose Rd, Kannapolis, NC. Reg 8:30am first out 11, bring new unwrapped toy, police escorted, lunch provided. Benefits YMCA Empty Stocking Fund. www., 704979-7433. 704-786-4709. NOV 24 15TH ANNUAL TOYS 4 TOTS RIDE New River Harley-Davidson 2394 Wilmington Hwy, Jacksonville, NC. Reg 9 bring new unwrapped toy. 910-3469997. DEC 14 22nd ANNUAL BRENNER CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL TOY RUN Riding High Harley-Davidson 3036 NC Hwy 68 High Point, NC. Reg 10am 1pm. Police escorted, bring new unwrapped toy. 336-273-1101.





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By: Gary Steelman n Saturday July 13th, STE Powersports in Statesville held its Customer Appreciation day. The weather was perfect for vendors and staff. The Cross Way Riders had set up an info booth manned by members and they were handing out water and promotional materials for the Christian Christian Motorcyclists Association, (CMA). At The other end of the lineup of vendors, the bike wash was going on. The young ladies were busy most of the day scrubbing bikes and posing for pictures with attendees. Wilson’s Weenie Wagon was set up selling Wilson famous dog’s and the ice cold “refreshments” were a welcome addition to the food. The bikes kept rolling in and out most of the day. The deals on jewelry, bike parts and the bikes at STE Powersports were as hot as the weather. Susan handed out the door prizes every other hour all day long. The tee shirts and hats were sought after door prizes as well as gas cards from local businesses. This was just another great day at STE Powersports, come on by 1426 Northside Drive in Statesville, NC and check out the everyday deals on their bikes. Susan and Clyde invite


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Cruising For Kids “Let Freedom Camp” By: JoAnn Wilson Photo By: Rebecca Benfield with RRJB PHOTOGRAPHY n October 2018, Freedom Cruisers Chapter 143 teamed up with Golden Corral of Lexington and the DAV Chapter 96 to put together something to raise money to send the kids of our fallen, injured, ill, disabled and wounded military heroes to camp for one week. It was then that Cruising For Kids - “Let Freedom Camp” was born and it was the goal of Freedom Cruisers Chapter 143 Golden Corral of Lexington along with the DAV Chapter 96 to make this a success. More often then you know, the kids are forgotten about. When mom and/or dad may not make it home or when they do, they are not as they were when they left, the kids make a sacrifice as well. Camp Corral gives these kids the opportunity to go to camp for a week, be around other kids in similar situations and to just be able to be a kid with no worries and have


fun. It began and ended at High Rock Church in Lexington. 60 bikes rolled out with some more joining in along the ride. The actual ride to Camp Corral is 56 miles one way to Camp Hanes in King, NC. It was 90% escorted with the help of the Lexington Police department, the Forsyth Sheriff’s department, and the King Police department. After the ride, back at High Rock Church, entertainment consisted of Carol Parish, Paul Holmes, Confuzion, The Terrible Twos and HAVOC. There were over 25 vendors, Golden Corral Food Truck, Bounce House and Dunk tank provided by Mr. Bounce Inflatables and kid’s games, plus a stilt walker. There were T- shirts that were pretty cool were and still are for sale for $20 Raffle items consisted of a 55 inch flat screen smart TV donated by Shoemaker’s Furniture and Appliance, a playset by Bunce buildings, cornhole boards made by Brian Myers, a gas grill provided by Blossmon Gas Grills, girl’s and boy’s 4 wheelers provided by Motorsports on Main and more, not to mention smaller raffle baskets There was also a car show with several awards for best in show, kids’ choice etc. At the end of the day, we raised a little over $10,000! To be our first annual event and the fact that we were competing with some major rides, we are quite pleased. Our next year’s event will be on May 23,2020. Cruising For Kids has a Facebook page: We also have a web page



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Save The Boob’s Poker Run By: Johnny Reb


hen bikers find out about a good cause, you can bet they

will do everything in their power to help out. June 15th Cheryl from The Ole Breeze Tavern hosted, “Save The Boobs Poker Run”, to help out Angie Astin. Angie was diagnosed with breast cancer back in November and as a single mom it has really been a tough row to hoe. When I showed up at The Ole Breeze the place was really filling up. At the last count, we counted 150 bikes and most had passengers. The poker run hit many local watering holes including Carolina Billiards, Good Tymes Bar, Melanie’s Place, Wagon Wheel, and back to The Ole Breeze Tavern. The pig pickin started at 5 pm. To top all this off, Cheryl booked “Boogie Chillin Band”. All the proceeds are going to Angie, to help her beat this awful disease. Now there were lots of bikers, but a lot of Angie’s friends were present also. One of her good friends drove all the way from Pittsburgh to be there for her. I didn’t know her before this, but I can tell she must be very special, because there were a lot of people there to support her. I also want to mention that since her diagnosis, she has been keeping tedious notes about her particular experiences fighting this disease. Most people would be depressed about having this happen to them, but Angie keeps a positive attitude. All I know is with the outpouring of love, and the love of her friends,

combined with her personality, I am sure she is going to beat this. The notes that I mentioned she has been taking, is going to put this all into a self-help book on fighting breast cancer. She is definitely a special lady. Iron Order MC was also a co-sponsor of this event. Some of the other MCs that showed support were, Ghost Riders MC, and Southern Sin MC. All in all, the event went well, and I hope Angie made out good. We wish her all the best and our prayers go out to her and her family. Johnny Reb Out



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Thunder In The Smokies Summer Rally By: Mark Infield Photos By: Lori Nix une 28-30 was a perfect weekend for a bike rally in Maggie Valley, NC. The Thunder in the Smokies Rally had recently been plagued by rain, so they were about due for a pretty weekend like they had for their Summer Rally. A lot of bikers thought it was a good weekend for a trip, too and that contributed to a great turnout. One bike was ridden 1857miles one way from Canada to attend! On Saturday morning, the first thing on the agenda was the free Pancake Breakfast Sponsored by the CMA and the guided tour ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway Upon returning from the guided tour ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway, people could peruse over 30 vendors, or enter the people’s choice bike show for free. The people’s choice bike show sponsored again by Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group, who ponied up $1000 in prize money. They divided it up, awarding $500 for 1st place, $300 for 2nd place, and $200 for 3rd place.


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wenty years is a long time to put on a successful

motorcycle rally. Well, everything fell into place for a great 20th Anniversary Smoke Out on the third weekend of June at Rockingham Dragway, NC. I think the weather was as nice as a June weekend can be. The Smoke Out officially kicks off Friday afternoon, but folks start the campground party Thursday. Many of us are excited when the gates open and make a quick pass through the vendors and exhibitors first thing to look for folks who are there again and growing their shops with more products and to see who you want to come back and talk to and start thinking about what you need to buy. Next you must scope out the schedule since there are things going on all over the property and you will be busy trying to enjoy it all. As you get your bearings and before the official greeting and the bands take the main stage, you can already hear bikes roaring down the famous Rockingham Drag Strip. Yeah, folks, for a few hours at a time the drag strip was open for us to

make passes. Old fashioned grudge racing with a pretty girl to flag the start. This year the track ran the lights and timers, too for folks who really wanted to know what their machine was running. This being the 20th Anniversary Smoke Out meant a crowd at the T-shirt Booth. The shirts were cool, plus there were DVD’s, patches, charms, spark plug boxes and other stuff, too. The $35 “Give me all of it in a bag.” deal was awesome. There was always a crowd at the Smoke Out booth because after twenty years the management team is retiring and so many folks were stopping by to talk. Don’t worry, most of the bikers you’ve seen working the Smoke Out will still be at The Rock for years to come. “Edge” has been the Smoke Out promoter giving y’all the event you have grown to love. Now it’s up to all us to ensure he is smiling when the Smoke Out celebrates anniversaries decades from now. “All I can say is that the last twenty years have been an incredible, high-speed, white knuckle ride, on a twisty mountain road at midnight,” Edge said, “I never know what to expect, but it is always interesting. I want to thank everyone, from the vendors to the people that drop hard earned cash to ride through the gate. The people who attend the Smoke Out are the people that have really built the event. It’s a collective of uber-creative people who live outside the box and happen to love motorcycles,” Edge said. Quickly, the Smoke Out comes alive and people gather near the stage. The Captain and Maybelle Sideshow will either fascinate or totally creep you out. There were beard and mustache contests and games scheduled near the stage all afternoon. There’s always so much to see and do at the Smoke Out; How about that Fire Show? The Smoke Out may not be as rowdy as it used to be, but it’s still more biker fun than most events. This was the 2nd


year in a row that our friends at Deathwish Motor Culture were the official Stunt Show of the Smokeout. They had multiple shows over the weekend down at the staging lanes to the dragstrip. Crowds gathered as the DW Crew showed off with rolling burnouts, ¼ mile 12 o’clock wheelies and always finishing out with a few blown tires! Up and down the lanes the Deathwish Crew kept the crowd on edge pushing the limits with every pass. If you guys and gals missed out on this, make sure you check out Deathwish Motor Culture who’s home base is in Cameron, NC. They hold monthly bike nights and put on stunt shows up close and personal. Look em up in the Cruisin’ Calendar for their next show. Everyone knows that the Smokeout is known for epic burnouts. Now normally this is a nocturnal behavior that is a campground favorite. This year Zach and Kristin (two “I’s” no “e”) were determined to bring the burnout culture out in the light. They got with Edge who got two burnout contests on the official schedule, Friday at 4 and Saturday at 5pm. TRS brought out their custom made mobile burnout pit and


The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine threw in with them to make sure the contestants were rewarded. Zach welded up two awesome trophies made out of spare motorcycle parts for the winners and there was $100 in cold hard cash as well. Just to make it interesting we brought a couple cases of delicious PBR and a beer bong. Burnout contestants enjoyed frosty funneled PBR’s administered by Kristin (two “I’s” no “e”). Even some of the spectators got in on the fun a schwilled some frosty PBR’s. Naturally as soon as some smoke and rubber hit the breeze a crowd gathered to cheer on the debauchery. We had a lot of help from the fine folks at Deathwish Motor Culture who fought off other monster burnouts to take home the winnings on Day 1 in the hands of “Josh Dirt” Eads. As you can imagine, Saturdays contest looked real similar to Fridays contest other than the we were forced to award two 1st place awards as two contestants took the cake. Unfortunately in all the fun we were unable to think Continued On Page #28

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Continued From Page #27 to ask one of the winners name, the other was Deathwish Motor Cultures Joe Krause. Both were awarded cash and trophies. Thanks Zach, for letting us do the Friday night Minibike Burnout contest on your porta-pit. Hit them up to bring the portable burnout pit to your party in central North Carolina. The stage was busy both days with bands, too. Derrick Stark got us grooving with a mellow start to the afternoon. The West King String Band raised the tempo. By the time Little Ozzy took the stage the crowd was ready to rock and roll. This Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath tribute band did a great job playing a bunch of songs the crowd could sing along to. Smiley worked the stage all weekend as the Smoke Out emcee. About dark, he got a whole bunch of hot ladies on stage for the Wet T-shirt Contest. Facebook blocked my photo of Smiley and the winners flashing the cash, so you know you should have been there to see it in person. Framing the Red closed out the night with hard rock. Smiley said. “The 20th Anniversary Smoke Out was by far one of the best rallies I’ve had the pleasure to attend and also to be the event’s official emcee. I look forward to the 21st Smoke Out in 2020,”

Rockin’ The Campgrounds There is a reason they sell two separate tickets to the Smoke Out. Some folks come just for the official Smoke Out Rally. Party inside the fence and go to the hotel or RV area at night. Well, there is a whole ‘nother part of the Smoke Out – The Campgrounds. Thousands of people from all over the country fill the huge field north of the dragstrip. Y’all oughta see some of the vehicles and hootches people bring to the campgrounds. Edge, describes it as looking like a Mad Max movie out there. This year, “Some guys in the campground set up a huge television screen outside their RV and had gross, nasty, porn

playing,” Edge said. “Hand-built motorcycles are riding by non-stop. People riding by would just laugh and look away. The guys showing the porn, were inside their RV watching the news when I went by. This is all happening fifty yards away from some people in a church group, which were there to help out with the event. The church group is at the Smoke Out, handing out bibles and having some serious discussions with anyone interested about God and why we exist. So, I


watch the people from this church and everyone is respectful and some people really take advantage of the opportunity to talk. Custom bikes are everywhere. People are laughing and everyone is having a great time. I ride by thinking; it will take me days to get my mind around this. ”Yep, the Smoke Out campground is a freak show of its own. Walk around and visit with the many thousands of people from all over the world camping near you. Or just sit back chillin’ on your own trip and watch the show go by. There are more cool stories than you can imagine. Head over to the burnout pit to watch guys rev it up for the Smoke Out. If you’re allergic to bike abuse, smoky burn outs and seeing guys light cigarettes off of glowing exhaust pipes, I suggest you avoid the burn out pit .I swear this year the campground burnout pit got wore out more than ever with daytime quickie burnouts. But after dark on Saturday night the main party winds down and the smoke rises. we are done playing with our motorcycles for the day and can burn them until the tire pops if going on a trailer. Saturday, we had a minibike burnout contest again. There was a whole bunch of them in the pit. It took two days to get all the burnt rubber out of my beard. Tim had in-the-box Rupp Roadster antique model kits for prizes. The campground stage powers up after the Smoke Out gates close at midnight. Friday the legendary D. B. Bryant rocked the campgrounds. Saturday night Red Dirt Revival brought “country” to the party. I always laugh at the people who pull into the campgrounds and setup near the burnout pit thinking they are away from the gate and party noise over there. Ha Ha Ha, hours later they figure out they are next to the late night party.


of Southern Rock to close the 20th Smoke Out.

It’s All About The Choppers The main focus of the Smoke Out is choppers. Not those cartoon choppers that you saw when they were the fad, but real choppers and funky new chopped and bobbed bikes reflecting young builders’ ideas. Cool bikes were gathered under and around the big tent for the Garage Built Ride In Bike Show. Sharp bikes were parked and cruising all over the grounds. The Smoke Out can be the best bike show of the year. The Smoke Out ain’t quite the same as most bike rallies. There are not a lot of the same expensive new bikes that you see at most places, but real customs, built by bikers and small shops. Old ratty bikes that look like what I rode when I was young and built whatever I could afford are the norm. The

High Gear Saturday On Saturday, the Smoke Out shifts into high gear and really gets going. Lots of bikers arrive for just the day. And the vendors are ready for a crowd. There are exhibits and training classes at several of the builders’ displays where they give tips on everything from bending metal to laying on custom paint. And there are contests for you to participate in. Guys got a chance to show off beards, mustaches and tattoos. Early in the afternoon there was a Painted Ladies contest. Paints and brushes were provided. Bodies were the canvas. And y’all judged folks’ “artwork.” The Chili Pepper Eating contest winner had to have an iron mouth and stomach. Oh, yeah. There were more bands playing just about all day Saturday. Dr. Bacon got us fired up in the afternoon. I really dug that band and their Appalachian Funk Rock. Small Town Titans fired the crowd up with some hard rock. After another Wet T-shirt contest, D. B. Bryant gave us a good dose

crowd, all kinds of people of all ages comes from all over the country. We are the Smoke Out Family and this is our annual reunion. Sorry, I never did run down the bike show winners’ list, Visit for hundreds more of our photos and decide which bikes are your favorites. However I will take a minute to discuss the future of choppers and the Smoke Out. I’ve watched choppers evolve from the late 1960’s Easyrider style bikes that me and my buddies rode, to the “Chopper Revival” of some weird cartoon-looking machines in the 1990’s Those bikes ain’t worth much now. I’m happy to see young people building cool choppers in 2019. And it’s up to y’all to ensure the Smoke Out survives another 20 years. Events also evolve. The Smoke Out has changed a lot in 20 years. It’s gone from the Smoky Mountains to Salisbury to Continued On Page #30


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Continued From Page #29 Farmington to The Rock and evolved with each move. Now “Edge” is retiring. Well, it’s up to the new boss and all of us to ensure the Smoke Out survives as the coolest chopper event

Minibike Races Minibike Races have been part of the Smoke Out for at least ten years, but the increase in minibikes there has some folks fussing about them. It ain’t a minibike event but in the campgrounds it might look like it. There was everything from stock antique bikes, new cheap Chinese minibikes, to Will’s four-motor monster and lots of race built minibikes they were everywhere. There’s an explosion of minibikes these days as more folks buy and modify them. Bikers are gonna race anything and there are machines at the Smoke Out with way too much time and money in them. Tim Gelay and the Mutha Country

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Crew managed the Minibike Races. He did a great job getting more folks to participate. Friday we raced down the famous Rockingham Dragway. Some guys brought serious minibikes set up to drag race. You know guys can buy a hundred dollar Predator motor and spend a thousand bucks building it. Some were bangin’ the wheelie bars hard. Shawn Smith had the quick bike, consistently laying down fast passes, but Richard Hatcher got quicker every round and won the Minibike Drags in a close race with Shawn. Ann Marie made sure he took


that taller-than-me trophy home since she didn’t want to load it again. To all y’all that are so fast bragging on Facebook about what’s in your minibike motor and how fast it is; bring it to The Rock and show us. Saturday was the big Minibike Races with several classes and super hero costumes. I was back with an electric-start motor in Old Blue, my WalMartian costume and brakes that squeal more than they stop. It’s a hoot to see bikers racing cool little mini bikes and dressed up in super hero costumes. They also ran a sidecar race and drift trikes, too. Drift trikes are powered big wheel type machines that look like the back half of a go-cart with a bicycle front end. Too much fun! Y’all need to bring something to race next year. Tim ran a Grey Beards Slow Ride which was won by Bonnie Allen, from Castle Hayne, NC. Richard Hatcher, of Wilmington, NC, was hard to beat on General Lee in the Drift Trike Race. Dawn Hood, from SC, won in the Powder Puff Class. I’ve built a racer and need a rider to beat her next year. I would love some lady with flat track, motocross or road


racing experience, or just fast and fearless, to race Blue Bird for me. We had some new winners this year. Larry “Sparkles” Hall from Wilmington won the Minibike Main Race riding a new Coleman campground bike. Simple can be fast. Shawn Smith, of Carrolton, Kentucky, came to take the Sidecar Class trophy from frequent winners Chad and Dawn. Shawn built a serious sidecar racer then boosted his chances with the best “Monkey” there. Brent “Ratchet” Murray, of Goldsboro, NC, climbed all over that sidecar to help them take the win. With so much to do and see and friends to hang out with . The Smoke Out goes by too fast. Thanks so much to my friend Paulette for taking some beautiful photos of y’all. The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine had a booth and we loved seeing friends and readers there. Visit www.FullThrottleMagazine. com for hundreds more of our photos. Mark your calendars now for June 19 - 20, 2020 for the 21th Smoke Out Rally. And watch for the event listed in The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Cruisin’ Calendar. Only ten months to go!


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A Celebration Of Freedom, And More By: Wally Wersching owpens Battlefield held their “Celebration of Freedom” event where they had Ranger Guided Battle Field Walks; the Reading of the Declaration of Independence; Artillery Talk; Movie in the Museum; Children’s Activities; and of course, weapons firing demonstrations. I arrived at the battlefield at about 9:00am. I walked to the reenactors’ tent and talked with a few of them. I remembered a couple of the men from last year. The park had erected tents over the spectator seats along with a rope fence to keep the spectators back. Last year it was very hot and sunny but this year it was cool and misty. The cannon was brought to the demonstration area, and then I watched the artillery crew drilling for the upcoming firings. As the time for the demonstration approached, spectators started coming to sit on the benches under the tents. I met a couple


bikers sitting in the shade waiting for the demonstration to start. One lived across the road from the park and the other rode his Harley down from Forest City with his wife. I gave both of them a current copy of “The Carolinas’ Full Throttle” Magazine. The reenactors came and told about what their lives would have been like during the American Revolution. One of the officers came by the tents, and shared information to the many


sitting who listened attentively. He was a good speaker, and he enjoyed telling his story. Then it was time to fire the cannon. He had to borrow a light for his slow burning wick to fire the cannon. They didn’t have any matches. In the past, when the cannon fired, I tried to get a picture. Even though I knew exactly when the cannon would fire, I jumped, and got a blurry picture. Last year, I took a video, and got a great picture. This year, I took another video, and got another great picture. It showed all the fire coming from the cannon muzzle along with the fire going straight up from the touch hole. In real time, It happens so fast that we don’t see the fire, just the large puff of gunpowder smoke. The lady, who was standing next to me, dropped her camera when the cannon fired. I told her about taking a video. She said she’d try it the next time it fired later in the day. Then the six SC Rangers marched in to demonstrate the firing of their flintlock weapons. One had a “Kentucky Long Rifle”, some had “Brown Bess” smooth bore weapons, and the other had another custom made smooth bore shot gun. They fired three volleys, and because of the damp conditions, there were a lot of misfires. Flintlocks are sometimes difficult to operate. After they completed the demonstration, many of the spectators went over to read the “Declaration of Independence”. Volunteers read only a short portion at a time. I left and headed towards Charlotte. and toward the Kings Mountain Battlefield. They were also having their ”Back Country Militia Encampment” to honor Independence Day. The ride to the park is very scenic. The tree lined road reminds me of The Blue Ridge Parkway. I arrived at the battlefield at about 10:45am, and talked with some of my friends, who are reenactors. That’s when I learned that their weapons demonstration was going to be at 11:00am. They had a good crowd at their tents asking all kinds of questions. I lucked out and had gotten there in plenty of time. I shared a few magazines with them. Some are bikers, too. I was glad to see the young woodworker in his tent showing the spectators all kinds of woodworking skills. He was a very talented young man. I asked if he was going to demonstrate a weapon. He said that he was too young. Next year, when he turns 16, he’ll be able to fire a weapon with the other men. It is good to see the younger generation getting involved with history.


The lady ranger came out with the red ammo box and distributed the black powder loads to the men who would be firing their weapons. Soon after that, everybody moved to the demonstration area. The man with the “Kentucky Long Rifle was the first to speak. He boasted of the benefits of having a rifle instead of the smooth bore weapons that the others had. It took him longer to load and fire, but it was much more accurate. When the next man boasted about his “Brown Bess’ smooth-bore, the rifle owner heckled him in a friendly manner. They tease each because they each think their weapon was the best. The lady ranger lined them up and had them fire three volleys. The first volley was the best. All four weapons fired. The next two volleys, only two of the weapons fired. It was very humid, and the black powder absorbed the moisture, and wouldn’t explode. After they were done, I thanked them for coming out. They don’t get paid for it. They just like to share their knowledge with people. I took the back roads home and was home just before noon. Cindy and I went out for a nice lunch. It was a great way to spend a very patriotic Saturday morning.










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“Easy Rider” became the film event for an entire generation when it was released on July 14, 1969, less than a week before a human being landed on the moon and for the film industry, “Easy Rider” turned out to be as significant as that event. “In 1969, I went looking for America,” said star Peter Fonda, who co-wrote the film with Terry Southern and director Dennis Hopper. “Fifty years later, I’m still looking …” Co-star Jack Nicholson and the film’s screenplay were both nominated for Oscars®. In 1998, “Easy Rider “was added to the National Film Registry, and the iconic movie is also part of the American Film Institute’s list of 100 best American films.

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CCIB / CRKA 15th Annual Renee Ledford Memorial Party By: Wally Wersching n Friday June 7th and Saturday June 8th, the Cleveland County Independent Bikers’ Land was the place to be. That was where the 15th Annual Cleveland County Independent Bikers (CCIB) and Cleveland-Rutherford Kidney Association (CRKA) Renee Ledford Memorial Party was to be held. They planned it to be the biggest yet with all proceeds going to Cleveland Rutherford Kidney Association. Renee Ledford was responsible for bringing the Cleveland County Independent Bikers and the Cleveland-Rutherford Kidney Association together many years ago, so after she passed away; they started having the party in her memory. The band, “Peace Pipe” was scheduled to play on Friday night. On Saturday morning, the poker run was scheduled with the first bike out at 10:00am. The stops were at East Coast Cycles in Forest City, the VFW Post 4066 in Shelby, the Windjammers Clubhouse in Shelby, the Cleveland County Independent Biker’s clubhouse in Shelby, and finally back at the CCIB Land in Mooresboro, NC. Later in the afternoon when all the bikes were back from the Poker Run, other fun events were scheduled. Saturday night, the band “Generation Axe” was scheduled to perform on stage.


Everybody was looking forward to this weekend. It was going to be a great party! That’s what was supposed to happen, but “Mother Nature” didn’t cooperate. Heavy rain was forecast for the whole weekend: Friday thru Monday. When I awoke Saturday morning, it wasn’t raining, so I quickly looked at the weather radar to see when the rain was supposed to be here. The radar showed rain was all around us, but it looked like maybe it would hold off until the afternoon. It would be close! I arrived at the CCIB Land at a little after 9:00am. After dropping off a stack of “The Carolinas’ Full Throttle” magazines, and talking with a few of the club members, they told me that the band “Peace Pipe” really rocked the stage the night before. They said that It rained a little bit, but not enough to dampen the spirits of the band or the audience. As I walked around “The Land”, I was impressed by the level of accomplishment I saw. They had built a small town on their land. Now, there were not only camper trailers and tents but small cabins that they had built on-site, too. The stage was built so that a band could play in almost any kind of weather. It was obvious that they had planned ahead. I could also see where they were having fun the night before sliding down a large plastic tarp like the old “Slip n’ Slide”, but on a much bigger scale. As it got closer to 10:00am, there were only two bikes for the poker run and they were club members. It looked like everybody else was staying home – out of the rain. Many of the club members were congregating around the small registration building – trying to make a decision about the poker run. After two more club members rode in, they decided to cancel the run. Two of the members rode to the planned stops to tell everybody that the run was canceled, and to send anybody to “The Land” for the evening entertainment. I didn’t plan on returning for the evening festivities, but I’m sure that they all had a great time – rain or shine. Check out “The Carolinas’ Full Throttle” Magazine” Cruisin’ Calendar or the CCIB Facebook page for future events. They are all a lot of fun!



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15th Anniversary World Honda Chopper Meet

Story and Photo by Alan Dockery he North Carolina mountains draw folks from all over the world to come ride and play in our backyard. On the last weekend of June, I joined a bunch of bikers, for the World Honda Chopper Meet at Riders’ Roost Motorcycle Resort, in Ferguson, NC. I’ve attended this gathering for years, riding my favorite old Honda. The meet is mostly folks who ride older, single overhead cam CB 750s of the type made from 1969 to 1978. So, this was also the 50th anniversary of the famous CB 750 that changed the motorcycle world. Later model twin cam bikes and some newer Honda choppers, bobbers and customs were welcome. The meet is an internet community getting together in the


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real world. Most of the folks attending are members of the internet forum at so they are known by their online names. Folks came from all over for the World Honda Chopper Meet. Red hauled in from Oklahoma. Slick and Oily came from Iowa. PRW1 brought a cool machine from Wisconsin. Dicki II and Diana live in Sacramento, Cali. And that Stinkin’ Hippie came all the way from England. Travis gets the longest distance ridden award since he rode his chopper down from Pennsylvania. These bikes ain’t just for sitting around looking cool. Those folks like to ride and most of them don’t have roads like we enjoy. Saturday, we took a group ride to Shu Bob’s for lunch. Yeah, some took the good highway enjoying the view. I led a group over the old gap road on a more spirited ride. Some of those guys can really handle their choppers since our mountain roads can be a little scary for folks who don’t ride them regularly. And there are always a couple riders who did not intend to get in my group. They got an advanced riding lesson and maybe an extra pucker in the seat leather. Once everyone was back from lunch and the ice cream run, we gathered for a group photo and bike show. The Stinkin’ Hippie and I were judges. Man, there were some cool machines by the creek that day. Bike show winners were: Best Trailer – Trogg. Stock Bike – Lady Doc. Bagger – Biker Dave. Café – Bull. Digger – Jerry and Bobber – Turbo. Tyler from The Ratty Shack had the coolest Rat Bike. Jason brings the longest bike and Best Chopper. Jeff’s CB 750 had the Best Paint set off by beautiful chrome. Walt had the best Overall Chopper and Jerry’s bike was the Peoples’ Choice. That afternoon we enjoyed checking out each other’s bikes and talking with new friends. After a great supper they held drawings, a raffle and an auction of parts and things. You know; one man’s junk is the part another man needs for his next build. There was some good stuff in the raffles and auction, too. Plus some Harley parts. Being the 15th Anniversary, I asked Chuck DV for some history and comments. “ was started in 2000 by Mark Cooper


for those in need of a place to talk and swap motorcycle parts for CB750’s,” Chuck said, “In 2007, Mark handed the site over to me and Tommy Summers (aka LRT). It’s hard to believe that we’ve grown to over 2,200 members worldwide.” He also said, “Fifteen years ago we attended the Smoke Out and someone mentioned this little motorcycle campground in Ferguson, NC. We migrated over to the Riders’ Roost and

we’ve been going there ever since. It’s now our home away from home. The campground itself is beautiful with the creek running alongside the site. It’s a nice spot to cool off after a long day of riding. We love riding the roads around Ferguson. Many of us are not used to twisties and riding the roads around Ferguson is amazing.” “We used to have a midnight auction for everyone to buy and sell bike parts. Now the auction is started after dinner by the Gang Of The Four members and it helps support the website. This year a portion of the auction proceeds went to a member having a health crisis. This is what we do, we try to help our brothers and sisters when we can.” “We can’t say enough about Dave and Pam Lucas, the own-


ers at the Riders’ Roost. They pretty much let us take over the campground. They are so accommodating. They’ve even opened their garage to let us fix a bike or two or three.” “This year we celebrated 50 years of the CB750 and 15 years of our stay at the Rider’s Roost. Over 50 members from all over the country and even a member from England, came to celebrate the CB750 and those who customize these bikes. Everyone comes to talk about bikes. It doesn’t have to be a CB750, but there’s lots of talk about bikes, chopping them, building them and riding them. You get the picture. We had a bike show Saturday evening before dinner. What a creative group we are.” “All the GOTF staff from manage the event. provides meals for those in attendance Friday evening, Saturday morning and Saturday night. GOTF member, Rake, and my wife, Melanie do most of the cooking with some help from members. All the food is homemade . Friday night was brats and hotdogs with baked beans and Rita’s Water Ice brought in from Philly. Saturday night was baked ziti, with homemade sauce, meatballs and sausage. Dessert was Rita’s Water Ice again and homemade cheesecake from my wife’s secret family recipe.” “Every year we have the World Honda Chopper Meet, the Honda Chopper family grows. We have a great time gathering at “the Roost”. We have no desire to go anywhere else. Some of the same people have been going year after year, and for some people it’s their first time. We treat everyone like family.” You do really meet the nicest people on a Honda,” Chuck concluded.

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Riding High Earns Harley-Davidson Service Award 10 Months In A Row

High Harley-Davidson’s service department has been customer rated #1 in the country for the last 10 months, which is pretty impressive. The rating comes from customers that take the Harley-Davidson CXI survey and provide feedback about their dealership service experience. Service Manager Chris O’Connell likened it to people who come in and have to pay for service and then leave good reviews have a higher potential to leave negative remarks rather than the people who come in to buy motorcycles that are more prone to be excited and in a good mood. Either way, the service department at Riding High Harley-Davidson is apparently sending hundreds of satisfied customers out the door. As far as individuals go, there are no specific awards, but iding

David Garrison (aka Greezy) and Shawn Pollard are some of the first Service Techs in the country to be EV certified on the new all electric LiveWire motorcycle arriving this month. You can check them out at Riding High Harley-Davidson. com. Or, better, yet, stop by Riding High Harley-Davidson at 3036 NC HWY 68 in High Point, NC and experience Riding High Harley-Davidson for yourself.




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I started dating Zach in 2012. I had always wanted to ride but never made the time to learn nor did I have any close friends I trusted enough to ride with before we met. I decided to take the class at DCCC in 2012. Zach’s dad, Tommy, was a huge influence in my riding. Once I got my endorsement, he made sure almost every time he went to ride, we were riding with him. Fast forward to 2016, to one of the biggest heart ripping life changing events for me and definitely Zach, we lost Tommy to brain cancer. He was the most intelligent, most started riding motorcycles as a passenger regularly when



helpful, most encouraging person. Zach had learned so much from Tommy so I knew in my heart he was capable of restoring the motorcycles Tommy left him, but I had no clue what he was really capable of until we acquired the shadow later in 2016. Zach had an old 2wd 2door Chevy pick up he was using for a work daily driver and had listed for sale, well wheeling and dealing he traded for a stock 96 Honda Shadow with a couple dents in the tank, and wouldn’t even start. Zach wanted it anyway, brought it home and within minutes had it fired up riding around our circle drive way. I wanted to ride to the


beach and I bought a huge canvas sea bag for my travels and needed something to keep it from falling off. He came through with the sissy bar meeting my exact needs and that was the beginning of TRS (The Rebel Spirit). We decided to start something, a journey based of off Tommy and his passion he that had also filled in us. The Shadow was our first full fledged project to show off what we might be capable of. It took a couple years to get it “complete” and we still think of cool new things to do to it constantly. I love how it came out and am proud to represent the talent that can come from roots like Zach’s. We started in a covered carport in our driveway, and still aren’t anything fancy. There will be more projects to come but the Shadow Bobber will always be my first ever project bike I had a hand in, so it will always have a special place in my heart.


Owner: Kristin Shipwash, MFCFO At The Rebel Spirit City/State: Thomasville, NC Year/Make: 1996 Honda Model: Shadow Displacement: 600cc Ignition: 4 Degree Advance Carb: Dual Keihin Air Cleaner: TRS Velocity Stacks Pipes: TRS Ground Pounders Transmission: 4 Speed Paint: Metalic Flake, Red Flake And Black By Birdman At Alive Again Restorations Frame: Hardtail/Modified Stock Front End: Stock Handlebars: TRS 18’ Knuckle Apes Controls: Modified Stock Fenders: Front Fender Chopped And Relocated To Rear. No Front Fender. Headlight: Stock Taillight: 32 Ford Duolamp Speedo: No Need Pegs: TRS Knuckles Foot Controls: Stock Gas Tank: TRS Hand Dished Stock Oil Tank: None Seat: Birdmancustom Leathers Hand Tooled TRS Seat Mirrors: Solo Bar End Grips: Avon Coke Bottle Wheels: Powder Coated Stock Tires: Custom TRS Lettering From Tredwear Brakes: Yeah Designer: Yours Truly Fabrication: Zach At TRS Custom Add Ons: coke Bottle Coolant Overflow, Coke Bottle Opener, TRS Forkbrace, TRS Custom Mounted Mollywhopper Flashlight, & TRS Custom Helmet Holder.


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PGR Mission for Alfred ’Al’ Young

By: Wally Wersching l Young was a Navy veteran along with the Coast Guard Auxiliary. He was 81 years old when he passed away on June 20, 2019. I received an email inviting me to stand for him on June 24th at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Hickory, NC. The “Patriot Guard Riders” (PGR) is an organization founded in 2005 that honors these heroes when they die. We are there to show that this country still remembers even after many years. The main mission of The “Patriot Guard Riders” is to attend the funeral services of fallen American heroes as invited guests of the family. Each mission we undertake has two basic objectives: 1, to show sincere respect for our fallen heroes, their families, and their communities. 2, to shield the mourning family and their friends from interrup-


tions by any protestor or group of protestors. (This is accomplished through strictly legal and non-violent means.) I initially learned about the PGR when I rode escort for “The Wall That Heals” replica of the Vietnam War Memorial. They seemed like a good group of bikers, so I looked into it, and joined on-line in 2010. Since that time, I have been receiving many emails about missions for fallen heroes throughout North and South Carolina along with some in Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia. I’m retired so I participate in as many as I can. I checked the time to be at the church, and I wouldn’t be able to make it, so I decided to go straight to the Catawba Memorial Park, in Hickory, for the burial service with military honors. I left home at about 12:30 and after getting stuck in traffic for a few minutes, I turned into the Catawba Memorial Park. The Park is a very large cemetery, and I rode around for a few minutes until I saw a Navy man in uniform. I followed him to the grave site. He was one of the US Navy Honor Guard assigned for Al’s funeral. After we parked, I talked with him for a while. He’s a Reservist based out of Charlotte. I walked back to the grave site and watched as the rest of Al’s honor guard pulled up and parked. I sat under a tree on a short wall. It was very comfortable. Soon many of the Caldwell County Honor Guard were there enjoying the shade, too. They are all veterans, so we started talking about life in the military – “War Stories”. A couple of the men were Navy vets so we had something in common. The man who was sitting next to me was an Army vet. As we talked, I learned his name was John, and he was originally from Chicago, too, and we went to the same high school as well. I was a couple years ahead of him, but we had fun talking about the principal, and some of the teachers we both had. He now lives in Lenoir, and I hope that we can get together some time. It’s a small world! After a while of hearing motorcycles – mostly riding on Rt 70, the hearse followed by the PGR rolled in. There were also many family members who drove, and parked where they could. Even the largest cemetery, doesn’t have adequate park-


ing for a funeral. Al had a large Honor Guard: three US Navy in their dress white uniforms, the Caldwell Honor Guard, four Coast Guard men in their blue uniforms, and the Patriot Guard Riders. He must have been a dedicated American. I’ve been to funerals where there were only a couple Patriot Guard Riders and no Honor Guard. Every veteran should have a funeral with full military honors. They’ve earned it. Al had everything, the US Navy folded the flag, and the Caldwell County Honor Guard fired the three volleys and played taps. I saw one of them pick up his expended brass and give it to the Navy to place in the folded flag for the family. The Coast Guard were there but I couldn’t see exactly what they did except comfort the family. The 3-volley salute is a ceremonial act performed at military funerals as part of the drill and ceremony of the Honor Guard. It consists of a rifle party firing blank cartridges into the air three times. It could be any number of riflemen. I have been to funerals where there was only a single rifleman firing the three volleys. The custom originates from the European dynastic wars, where the fighting ceased so the dead and wounded could be removed. Then, three shots were fired into the air to signal that the battle could resume. After the service was over, we walked to the truck to place the flags in the carrier. We talked for a short while. Most of the bikers wanted to leave. It had gotten very hot. The temps were in the mid 90’s. I looked around and was blocked in by all the


family’s cars. It was a complete gridlock. I walked around and found that I might be able to ride between the rows of cars to get out. I was very careful not to hit the car’s mirrors as I went by. I headed home. It was good to feel the air rushing by again. It was hot! When I got home, I drank a full quart of ice water to cool down. I was glad to be there for Al and his family. I’m looking forward to my next PGR invitation.

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Hickory Riding Club Celebrates 40 Years Of Friendship

Story and photo by Alan Dockery


Steve’s garage became the Hickory Riding Club 40 years ago. Over the years, I’ve enjoyed hanging with these folks on their rides and at the clubhouse. The last Saturday in June, a whole bunch of Hickory, NC, bikers gathered at the cool little clubhouse in the woods for the 40th Anniversary Party. The first thing I noticed was the smell of a pig over coals. Jack was doing a great job smoking that pretty little pig that Junior raised. As folks rode in, the food was getting spread out. Talk about pulled pork, well Jack left the pig on the grill and you could pull meat from your favorite part, tenderloin to hams. Five of the founding members; Neal Evans, Dean Clark, Bub Lefevers, Steve Julian and Charley Huffman were at the anniversary party. “Back in the early seventies we were just a bunch of guys meeting up on the weekends who were riding and having fun,” Charley said. “We decided to start a small club, nothing real formal.” hat started as some guys meeting in

Joe Julian brought one of his Dad’s old motorcycles, a real nice 1970’s Shovelhead Lowrider. It was a bike Steve was riding when they started the club. Yep, Steve had to jump on that bike and ride off for a while. Rick “Gonzo” Hubert is the current Hickory Riding Club President and said,” When the founding members eventually decided to make it a riding club, they started having regular meetings and such. The first meetings were in Steve Julian’s garage. They formed a tight knit group and worked well together.” “The first club house was the Haunted House on Springs road,” Gonzo said. “If folks spent the night there, they slept with a pistol on their chest. As if ghost can be shot.” “We keep the number of members low,” Gonzo said. “When a club gets too big you get the cliques of separate small groups and in-fighting. We’d like to keep this a friendly, close-knit club.” There sure were a bunch of folks at the clubhouse for the 40th Anniversary Party. Some of them have been members and


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many of us got to know the club through their Annual Bronson Run. It is the Hickory Riding Club’s big event each year Their clubhouse is the cool old fashioned biker movie type, in the woods at the end of a dead end road. There is plenty of room for folks to camp for weekend parties, do bike games and have fun. After we all pigged out and were ready to chill in the shade for a while, the band ‘Doesn’t Madder” took the stage and rocked the clubhouse. Smitty rocked the woods a few times with his Civil War replica cannon and mortar that he was letting folks fire. Thanks to the Hickory Riding Club for good times and good rides. I wish them the best of luck and hope they are still riding forty years from now.



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Children’s Advocacy Center Poker Run By: Billy Dagenhart


fter several months of planning,

the date for the 2019 Children’s Advocacy Poker Run had arrived. The weather was hot, but great and everything was coming together. Twisted Covenant MSC had done their homework and excitement was in the air just waiting to see how many riders would show up. Then they started coming, and kept showing up to the count of 155 and we couldn’t have been happier. All were demonstrating care and compassion for these young children of abuse who need our help. Camp Dragonfly is just the place to help in their goals to gain confidence and self-esteem, and with all of the support from area bikers, it’s truly a great start. Starting out at Blue Ridge HD with stops at CAPC, Pop’s, Sasha’s, Sports Page, and finally ending at Clutches. It was packed, Shell’s BBQ and Hwy 55 fed the crowd, live music from Dani Kerr, and Hillbilly running the DJ outside provided a festive atmosphere. Vendors kept everyone in the buying

mood with all the great goods. BACA Foothills Chapter and CMA Statesville were just a few vendors who showed up to support with booths. Market Basket, Tom McGrath Motorcycle Law Group, Project Lifesaver, and Great Clips were there with booths as well, making it a tremendous outpouring of support. Area clubs including Maniax RC, Blue Knights LE, Guardians of the Children Mooresville Chapter, Red Knights, Twisted Brotherhood RC, AWOL MC, Catawba Valley HOG, Combat Vets, Sentinels of Hope, and US Veterans MC all took part in the ride. With all the other donations and vendors, the list is nearly at 100 and we can’t list them all, but your time and contributions are very much appreciated. The day was winding down, everyone was hot and probably ready to call it a day and get somewhere cool. It was time to announce winners: Best Hand: Tony Huffman, Worst Hand: Michael Blackburn, 50/50: Bobbie Sigmon and all three donated back their winnings. Mike Clinton and Daniel Turner won the gun raffles. Congratulations to all the winners! But the true winners in all of this are the children at CAPC. Again, we want to thank everyone for making this a huge success, BRHD (Bre & Seth), Clutches (Melissa & staff), our stops, Shells BBQ (Bee & Lisa), Hwy 55 (Jay & Kim), and those not listed. And last but not least, all the members and support team of Twisted Covenant MSC who gave their time and energy and kept pushing forward and making it a reality. When the numbers were totaled and everything counted, TC and the caring biker community was able to present a check to CAPC in the amount of $8538.00! This well exceeded our expectations, and all we can say is Thank You!


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Spokes & Jokes

50 The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine staff screens hundreds of jokes each month. We make no claim to being politically correct. Most PC jokes just aren’t funny. If you are offended by any of the jokes on this page, take heart in the fact that we go to great lengths to offend everyone equally. This is not a hate crime! At our house we call it “pickin” and it is symbolic of your acceptance in the group. We live in the United States Of The Offended, so get over it!!

en. While waiting they began to wonder; could they possibly get married in Heaven? When St. Peter arrived, they asked him if they could get married in Heaven. St. Peter said, “I don’t know. This is the first time anyone has asked. Let me go find out and he left. The couple sat and waited for a couple of months for an answer..... While they waited, they discussed the pros and cons. If they were allowed to get married in Heaven, should they get married, what with the eternal aspect of it all? “What if it doesn’t work? Are we stuck in Heaven together forever?” Another month passed. St. Peter finally returned, looking somewhat bedraggled. “Yes,” he informed the couple, “You can get married in Heaven.” “Great!” said the couple. “But we were just wondering; what if things don’t work out? Could we also get a divorce in Heaven?” St. Peter, red-faced with anger, slammed his clipboard on the ground. “What’s wrong?” asked the frightened couple. “Oh, come on!” St. Peter shouted. “It took me 3 months to find a priest up here! Do you have any idea how long it’ll take to find a lawyer?”

ers and sisters?” Without missing a beat, one little boy answered, “Thou shall not kill.” Two Polish hunters got a pilot to fly them into the Canadian wilderness, where they managed to bag two big Bull Moose. As they were loading the plane to return, the pilot said the plane could take only the hunters, their gear and one Moose. The hunters objected strongly saying, “Last year we shot two, and the pilot let us take them both. And he had exactly the same airplane as yours.” Reluctantly the pilot, not wanting to be outdone by another bush pilot, gave in and everything was loaded. However, even under full power, the little plane couldn’t handle the load and went down, crashing in the wooded wilderness. Somehow, surrounded by the moose, clothing, and sleeping bags, Stosh and Stan survived the crash. After climbing out of the wreckage, Stosh asked Stan, “Any idea where we are?” Stan replied, “I think we’re pretty close to where we crashed last year.”

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A lawyer opened the door of his BMW, when suddenly a car came along and hit the door, ripping it off completely. When the police arrived at the scene, the lawyer was complaining bitterly about the damage to his precious BMW. “Officer, look what they’ve done to my Beeeemer!!!”, he whined. “You lawyers are so materialistic, you make me sick!!!” retorted the officer, “You’re so worried about your stupid BMW, that you didn’t even notice that your left arm was ripped off!!!” “Oh my gaaad....”, replied the lawyer, finally noticing the bloody left shoulder where his arm once was, “Where’s my Rolex???!!!!!” Three women, two younger and one senior citizen were sitting naked in a sauna. Suddenly there was a beeping sound. The young woman pressed her forearm and the beep stopped. The others looked at her questioningly. “That was my pager,” she said. “I have a microchip under the skin of my arm.” A few minutes later, a phone rang. The second young woman lifted her palm to her ear. When she finished, she explained, “That was my mobile phone. I have a microchip in my hand.” The older woman felt very low-tech. Not to be outdone, she decided she had to do something just as impressive. She stepped out of the sauna and went to the bathroom. She returned with a piece of toilet paper hanging from her rear end. The others raised their eyebrows and stared at her. The older woman finally said, “Well, will you look at that, I’m getting a fax!”

On their way to get married, a young Catholic couple was involved in a fatal car accident. The couple found themselves sitting outside the Pearly Gates waiting for St. Peter to process them into Heav-

After 35 years of marriage, a husband and wife came for counseling. When asked what the problem was, the wife went into a tirade listing every problem they had ever had in the years they had been married. On and on and on neglect, lack of intimacy, emptiness, loneliness, feeling unloved and unlovable, an entire laundry list of unmet needs she had endured. Finally, after allowing this for a sufficient length of time, the therapist got up, walked around the desk and after asking the wife to stand, he embraced and kissed her long and passionately as her husband watched - with a raised eyebrow. The woman shut up and quietly sat down as though in a daze. The therapist turned to the husband and said, “This is what your wife needs at least 3 times a week. Can you do this?” “Well, I can drop her off here on Mondays and Wednesdays, but on Fridays, I fish.” A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds. After explaining the commandment to ‘Honor thy father and thy mother,’ she asked, “Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our broth-

A beautiful fairy appeared to a destitute Mexican refugee outside an Arizona immigration office. “I’ve been sent here by Cortez to grant you 3 wishes as you have arrived in the U S with your wife and 8 children.” The man told the fairy, “I want new teeth, with a lot of gold in them.” The fairy looked at the man’s almost toothless grin and -- PING he had a brand new shining set of gold teeth in his mouth! “What else?” asked the fairy. “I need a big house with a 3-car garage on the water with 8 bedrooms for my family and the rest of my relatives who still live in my country. I want to bring them all over here” -- PING! There could be seen a beautiful mansion with a 3 car garage, and a walkout patio with a BBQ in an upscale neighborhood. “I want to be like an American - American clothes instead of these torn clothes, and a baseball cap instead of this sombrero. And I want to have white skin like Americans” PING ! The man was transformed - wearing worn-out jeans, a Baltimore Orioles Tshirt, and a baseball cap, but the bad teeth were back and the mansion had disappeared. “What happened?” he wailed. The fairy said: “Tough beans, amigo. Now you are a white American, you have to fend for yourself!”



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A Cop On Your Tail The BikeSafe NC Program By: Edward Cleary


Corporal Tyler Chelenza, of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office over at Raging Bull Harley-Davidson. Our conversation quickly turned to the fact that Cpl. Chelenza was now an instructor for the BikeSafe NC program. He suggested that I come out and take the one day course. I told him that I had already been through it with the NC State Troopers, but he insisted I should do it again because I might pick up something new. While each class follows a set curriculum, he said, different instructors and classroom participants steer the conversation, so new ideas and thoughts come up in each class. I took his advice and registered for the course and I’m sure glad I did. It turned out to very informative and fun way to spend a Saturday. One of my riding buddies, Bret, enrolled in the class with me. We met up early on that Saturday morning and rode up to the Orange County Sheriff’s office in Hillsboro. We got there about 8:00 am and were greeted in the parking lot by about 10 other riders and whole bunch of motorcycle cops from different departments from around the state. recently ran into

We spent the first hour in the classroom just talking safety; everything from the clothes we wear to lane positioning and curve management. Then it got a little more intense as videos, mostly captured from Go-Pro style cams, were introduced into the conversation. Some of them were a little disturbing as they were shot from the rider’s point of view and you can see what the rider saw, or in some cases, the last things they ever saw! Lots of discussion arose about what each could have done differently. With this fresh on our minds, we went out for the first of two rides. We were divided into groups of three-two students and an officer. Bret and I were paired up with Trooper Blake Fisher from the NC Highway Patrol. Trooper Fisher is stationed on the west motor team in Charlotte. With Corporal Chelenza leading the ride, we departed the parking lot in our groups of three, with about 30 seconds separating each group. We rode through Hillsboro and then into the country side. Each group rode in standard staggered formation with the cop in each group bringing up the rear. After a nice 45 minute ride, we went back to the station where a hot dog and chili lunch was waiting for us. During lunch each group got together for their critique. Trooper Fisher was impressed with our overall riding skills, however he did gig me on hugging the center line a little too tight while taking left hand curves. He was right, too. Had an oncoming vehicle over shot the turn and crossed the centerline I would have been in trouble. After lunch the class as a whole got together again to discuss in general what we’d learned about ourselves, then it was back out for another ride where we all tried to implement the lessons that we had learned. What a great ride it was, too. Altogether we spent about 2 ½ hours riding, not a bad way to spend a Saturday!


The BikeSafe NC program is modeled after the worldfamous BikeSafe London program, created and taught by the Metropolitan Police Department of London. This program started in the United Kingdom and currently has 41 departments teaching it in their country. London has the best results sporting a 25% reduction in motorcycle fatalities since the program began. The NC Highway Patrol recognized an increase in motorcycle fatalities and researched multiple programs designed to minimize crashes and fatalities. A pilot program was held from 2007-2008 in Wake County, NC. As a result, a reduction of motorcycle fatalities was found in Wake County but was not found in other areas of the state. The BikeSafe program was brought to the attention of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and later to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The NC Highway Patrol received a letter of commendation from the FHWA for its efforts in leading the charge in reducing motorcycle crashes and fatalities with this program. In 2009, the program was expanded, and NC saw the first statewide reduction in motorcycle fatalities in 5 years. This was the combined result of BikeSafe-NC, other educational programs, a change in NC helmet law, and increased enforcement efforts aimed at protecting motorcyclists. Bikesafe-NC would not be possible without the support of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program. Bikesafe is in the process of rolling out nationwide. NC is proud to be associated

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Big Bikes For Purple Hearts Ride

By: Lincoln Photos By: Lincoln & Badass Biker Sue few months prior to the ride, I ran into Big Bikes for Purple Hearts Ride event coordinator Jack Waters at Smokin’ Harley-Davidson. Jack invited me to the event and modestly told me, “They usually had a good crowd.” I’m always down for an event that benefits our veterans, so I penciled it into the events I hoped to make it to. As the date came nearer It became apparent that I was gonna be able to make the event, and boy, was I glad that I did! The event originated at the American Legion Post 55 in


Winston-Salem. It was a quiet ride to the Post, I thought I’d see some more bikes on the road, but, apparently, they had already arrived at Post 55. When I arrived, the lot was already half full. I found Jack inside and he introduced me to General J.R. Gorham, who was on hand to give us a pre-ride pep talk,

and boy, did he ever! but I’ll get back to that. The post was buzzing with folks buying raffle tickets, grabbing a bite to eat, or just hangin out. Jack called for some attention on the microphone and had a couple bottles of Purple Heart Wine that he auctioned off before the ride, which brought a pretty penny. He also gave a bottle to the General who was about to give us the talk that I mentioned previously. With mic in hand, decorated uniform on, the General started in on a speech with all the command and delivery that you would expect from a General, thanking us for our support of the Purple Heart Veterans, and talking a little about his upbringing which he recently chronicled in his book “Sharecropper’s Wisdom.” He ended by thanking us for letting him speak to us. It was our pleasure, for sure! There were some young ladies on hand that sang one of the most beautiful renditions of the Star Spangled Banner that I have ever heard. Man, it brought a tear to the eye


and stood the hair up on my arms. Well done! We all moseyed over to our bikes but were instructed not to crank them up quite yet. As tradition at the Big Bikes for Purple Hearts Ride, the riders start their bikes up in unison on a given que. This year, the General had the honor of giving us the ole NASCAR start up. With the phrase of “Gentleman, Start Your Engines” all 200+ bikes hit the switch and roared to life, filling the air with the rumble we all love. The ride was completely LEO escorted and we took a nice long ride without having to put our feet down once. I was lucky enough to ride beside Tyler Styles of the McGrath Law Firm, “The Firm That Rides”. The McGrath Law Firm was one of the ride sponsors along with Smokin’ Harley-Davidson, Clemmons Motorcycles, The Top Leaf Cigar Lounge, Atlas Firearms, American Legion Post 55, Mantle Realty, radio station WTOB, and the Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine. The ride ended at Smokin’ Harley-Davidson and we were greeted by photographers, vendors, live music and a table full of food! We all grabbed a bite to eat and then Jack began raffling off items. A whole lot of nice patriotic prizes were handed out, one being an AR-15 and on to some beautiful wooden American Flags, cigar boxes and artwork. It was a great day, a great ride, and a great cause, Jack and all those involved deserve kudos for a Good job. Make sure you look this event up in the Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Cruisin’ Calendar next year. Trust me, you don’t want to miss it.


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By: Wally Wersching n Saturday, June 29th, Shelby, NC held their 2019 Confederate Memorial Day Service on the Lafayette Street side of the city square next to the Cleveland County Confederate statue. There was an advertisement in the local paper, and I wanted to go to honor the Confederate veterans. After all, they were Americans, too. It was sponsored by the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Cleveland Regiments, Camp 1663. It was scheduled for 11:00am, so I parked “Miss Vickie” on the square at about 10:30am. I always like to be early so I can talk to people before the event, because after the event is over, people usually like to get on home. I met one man in the crowd, that I had heard about for years. Over the last 15 years, Ned Cash has researched people who served in the Civil War from Cleveland County and works to restore old cemeteries. He retired from the Air Force after 20 years. Then he started researching his family’s military history and doing living history reenactments at locations such as Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. So far, he has located the final resting



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place of 2,500 Cleveland County men and women who served in the Civil War. There are nearly 300 cemeteries in Cleveland County. He uses a 1938 survey that was done of the cemeteries in the county as a basic guide, but has found some that weren’t included in the survey. Part of his research is looking in the cemeteries for white government burial markers. Confederate markers have a pointed stone so that the Yankees could not sit on them. We talked for quite a while as we watched everybody getting ready for the service. Ned is really dedicated to finding every grave in the county. I was surprised to hear that he wasn’t a speaker at the service. I would have liked to hear his presentation. All during the preview to the service, Sharon Lawrence played her violin. She played many old southern melodies very well. It was relaxing, and fitting for the nature of the service. I watched as a few motorcycles parked in spots that were blocked off for them. Some of the men were wearing leather vests with the patch of the “Sons of Confederate Veterans, Cleveland Regiments, Camp 1663” on the back. At 11:00am, Steve Brown, the Camp Adjutant began talking. He recognized all the officers, local officials, and special guests. Then the Burke Tigers Color Guard posted the colors. They were all dressed in proper Confederate army gear. The invocation was given by Michael Ledbetter, the Camp Chaplain. Steve Brown again came to the microphone to introduce the keynote speaker – Teresa Roane. Her credentials are almost endless. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1988 with a BA in History; was the Director of Archives and Photographic Services, at Valentine Richmond History Center, from May of 1989 to July of 2004.Then she was the Library Manager at the Museum of the Confederacy, from 2006 to September of 2011; and then the Archivist at The


Museum of the Confederacy, until February of 2014. Finally, she’s the Archivist for United Daughters of the Confederacy, from February 2014 to Present. She knows a lot about the War Between the States. I was surprised to see that she was African-American. Her talk was about all the support roles women played during the war and how women did all the men’s work back home while their men were away fighting the war. She also mentioned all the Native-Americans, Spanish-Americans, and AfricanAmericans who were in the Confederate military. She was a very good speaker and held our attention throughout her complete presentation. Then it was time to lay the Memorial Wreath at the statue. Teresa Roane and Sharon Lawrence did the honors. After the wreath was in place, the Burke Tigers Color Guard fired the


three volleys with taps played over the PA system The closing remarks were said by Steve Brown, and the Colors were retired by the Burke Tigers Color Guard. The Camp Chaplain said the benediction, and the service ended with everybody singing “Dixie’. The words were on the back of the program. It was a moving experience. I was glad that I went to honor fellow veterans. I look forward the next year’s ceremony with the hopes that even more people attend.

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Carolina Faith Riders Sonic Bike Night By: Wally Wersching he Carolina Faith Riders sponsor a Bike Nite at the Forest City, NC Sonic drive-in starting at 6:30pm every Tuesday evening all summer. I went to one on Tuesday, June 11th, and had a very pleasant time. The people there are very friendly, and the food is pretty good, too. I left home about 4:30pm. It was a beautiful afternoon for a ride with sunny blue skies with temperatures in the lower 70’s. After passing through Chesnee, I stopped at Strawberry Hill USA produce stand to buy a couple cantaloupes for Cindy. They have the sweetest cantaloupes in the area. After loading the two cantaloupes into my pack, I backtracked turned left, and headed north. After a few miles, and a couple stoplights, I turned into the Sonic parking lot. I looked around as I pulled in, and saw one bike already parked. It was just about 6:00pm when I arrived. I talked with “Shadow” and his 5 year old daughter for a while, and then more people rode in. The next group who rode in was from the “Lordz of Thunder”. I’ve known the President for a long time. He rides a Victory Kingpin, too. It’s always good to see him. He’s had some


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on events this year. Nobody likes riding in the rain, but honestly, it’s just part of motorcycling, it’s gonna happen sooner or later. The forecast for June 8th was sketchy and accurately full of rain and wind for the 8th Annual Seth Nall Memorial Scholarship Ride. Normally this would doom a ride, but not this time! Loyal friends and fans of the ride still came out in less than favorable conditions to support Tim Nall as he continues to keep his son Seth Nall’s memorial scholarship going. This is the 8th Annual event that funds scholarships for graduating Seniors from Trinity High School to assist them in reaching their college goals. Although the event suffered from the bad weather, Tim announced the Scholarships Endowment Fund account has reached the point that it earns $2000 a year. This means that no matter what happens to the ride, the minimum amount of money necessary to perpetually fund the scholarship will be there. Seth’s name and scholarship will go on indefinitely! Riders in the Country is the usual ending place for the Seth Nall Memorial Scholarship Ride and as usual Tim had a huge spread of food with hamburgers and hotdogs with all the fixin’s, chips, cookies and drinks. It sure was good. you know what else is good? Yours Truly pulled three aces out of five cards for the poker hand. It was a natural for the best hand which I happily donated back to the cause, the 50/50 winner

also did the right thing and donated back his winnings. Even with a bad forecast and less than favorable weather, the Seth Nall Memorial Scholarship Ride went on and was a success. Make sure you keep an eye on the Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine’s Crusin’ Calendar for next year’s event. Hopefully the sun will be out and this event can pull its regular crowd. Until then, we love you, Tim and we miss you, Seth.

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Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson. The month of July was a hot one and Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson just made it hotter! They truly support their local riders and are great patriots to our country and soldiers. The month of July started with a wonderful celebration of Independence Day. The party began with free food and beer. The Buffalo Soldiers cooked up the food as everyone

enjoyed Tim Cifer’s Music. They also celebrated Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson’s birthday on July 6th. They had an awesome 5th anniversary party! Raffles were consecutive on the hour and during the downtime everyone was welcome to eat and drink. The menu was fajitas and margaritas at the Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson bar. And, there was a live performance, by the Quilted Sky Band. They also celebrated with their Swap Meet, Bikini Bike Wash, and the Christmas in July Toy Run. The swap meet was in full effect with everyone interested in their favorite bikes


and accessories. The Bikini Bike wash is always a success. Who wants a dirty bike? And the 17th Annual Christmas in July Toy Run presented by Winford Foundation in partnership with the Wal-Mart Transportation Office 6840. had over 100



riders! Everyone in attendance donated an unwrapped toy. The month of festivities continued with events. You can rest assured that Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson will continue to represent! Look for future events in The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Cruisin’Calendar. Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson will look forward to seeing you. You are sure to be welcomed and have a great time!

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Bubba Blackwell The All American Daredevil Performs At Smokin’ Harley-Davidson By: Lincoln Photos by Lincoln Infield and Robert Johnson


ubba was scheduled to bring his stunt show to

Smokin’ Harley-Davidson earlier in the year, but like so many other events this spring, it got washed out. The good news is that the event was rescheduled for Saturday, July 13th, a day that I had open on my schedule! This time the sun was out and it was HOT! Bubba was scheduled for 2 performances, a noon warm up show and a 3pm show. Bubba’s show is much more that a stunt show, it’s a performance. He came out of his trailer in his red white and blue leather suit and greeted the crowd via the microphone in his helmet. Then he selected 1 of the 6 bikes he brought with him and took off up and down the parking lot doing wheelies, stoppies, and burnouts all while talking to the crowd. He did a little bit of work on each bike including a Buell, a Dyna, a V-Rod, and a full Dresser. While swapping bikes out Bubba made mention that he has broken every single record that Evel Knievel set and did it on the same type bike! Bubba also mentioned that he had broken

over 40 bones during his career! As I mentioned his noon show was just a warmup show and he put out a little teaser that he was going to do a jump at 3pm. The control he showed was amazing! In between shows, Bubba came out and signed posters, talked to the crowd and posed for pictures with his fans. He took time to talk and be personal with everyone in line. Bubba is extremely down to

earth and easy to talk to. He told me that doing burnouts and wheelies is ok, but he loved to do jumps, and that’s what he really enjoyed t doing. Bubba was back at it at 3pm with pure showmanship! Working the crowd up and down the line. He pulled off more stunts and then pulled out a jump ramp Now, when I say a jump ramp, it was no big production. This ramp looked like something that we made to jump our bicycles back in the day. Well, maybe a little better constructed then those childhood ramps, but you get the picture. He got five volunteers out of the crowd to lie down on a mat as he prepared to jump over them! The


crowd gave out a collective sigh and cheers as he cleared the five volunteers! WOW! Rebecca Crider was one of the 5 volunteers and said she was “Absolutely exhilarated” as the bike flew over and added that she “didn’t think he was actually going to jump us!” A big thank you to Smokin’ Harley-Davidson for bringing such a big act in for us to experience! I hate it for you if you missed out, but you can check out the pictures of the event on our website: . Make sure you keep your eye on The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Cruisin’ Calendar in case Bubba makes another appearance in the Carolinas!


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Poker Run 4 Ricky


July 13th, The New Korner Pub in Mooresville sponsored a Bike Run/Poker Run to benefit Richard’s Warriors, a great foundation in the area to raise funds for their efforts supporting teens and young adults in the hospital while fighting cancer. Just a few months after Ricky passed away Richard’s Warriors foundation was created by his mom Kimberly. Along with his step-dad, dad, siblings and countless family members and friends our wish is to keep Ricky’s name, heart, and spirit alive by bringing a smile to the face of other teens and young adults in a way that Ricky always could. The ride was a huge success with over 30 riders, bikes and cars, which raised much needed money for the Richard’s Warriors Foundation. ( n



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Southern Riders Motorcycle Club, RobCo Chapter, 8th Anniversary Celebration By: Chi n Saturday July 13, 2019, the Robeson County chapter of Southern Riders celebrated their 8th anniversary with a party. The Southern Riders embrace brotherhood and community. This celebration was definitely a celebration of both. As everyone knows the area suffered from hurricane and other disasterrelated destruction. There was so much flooding in Robeson as well as the surrounding areas. The RobCo chapter of SRMC took it’s normal approach with helping others. However, they suffered a lot of flooding and damage at their own clubhouse. Their 8thanniversary was a celebration of helping others and each other as well as a celebration of restructuring their own clubhouse.The work that was involved was saluted. The Southern Riders Motorcycle Club, Robeson Chapter, did not allow the storm nor it’s aftermath to dampen their spirits despite the devastating effects it had on the entire area.


The day of festivities for all the hard work, began with a welcoming party. The guests arrived and were readily emerged in the party. They talked about all the repairs and restructuring that took place since the storm. These guys put in a lot of work and the place looked great!

By 7 o’clock the party was in full effect as the band started to play. The whole place was rocking it out to the music. We all sang along and some chose to dance. The party was nonstop inside and outside the clubhouse. The SRMC Robeson Chapter had many visitors in attendance and of course many other chapters were there to represent their SRMC brotherhood. It was a great place to be that day! The Southern Riders, Robeson Chapter gave their thanks for all that were in attendance and the party continued throughout the night. What a great way to celebrate the obstacles that they worked so diligently to overcome. These guys did a great job and the party was the icing on the cake! Congratulations to Southern Riders Motorcycle Club, Robeson County Chapter it was a Great Anniversary Party!


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Harley-Davidson Footwear -Vardon Riding Shoe

By: Lincoln Photos By: Maggie Infield


am an old school kinda guy.

I like high gloss paint and lots of chrome, black leather, chains, and boots. I have always worn boots, so have all my biker idols. So I was a little weary when Harley-Davidson Footwear asked us to demo a riding shoe, but why not give em a shot? We ordered the Vardon and they showed up promptly, in a HarleyDavidson Footwear box, wrapped in Bar & Shield tissue paper. Pretty cool so far. The first thing that stood out to me was the sturdy design of the shoe’s waterproof full grain leather uppers. Flat black leather makes up 90% of the shoe and then a strip of glossy leather rises up on the front sides of the shoe where the laces connect. They also threw on there a black Bar & Shield Outline that helps make sure everyone knows it’s a Harley-Davidson Footwear product, without being too loud about it. I like that. The Laces loops run on the inside of the glossy leather strips, so there are no visible lace holes adding

to the sleek look of the “Vardon”. The uppers on the “Vardon” are 6.5” above the sole, comparable to a high top shoe, so they cover and pad the ankle bone providing protection if it’s ever needed. As I mentioned, the “Vardon” is also waterproof, which is a big deal to me, and a feature that I always want in my riding gear. I actually got to test this feature out personally when I got caught in a rain shower while ripping around on my Dyna. The “Vardon” held up to the test, and the water that usually runs down my jeans into my normal riding boots was kept out by the tightly laced Vardon riding shoes! Total win there! The sole of the Vardon comes in white, providing some contrast to the black uppers, and while they will require some attention if you are trying to keep them sparkling clean, it only takes a damp cloth to return them to their former glory. The bottom of the soles has a cool

diamond-ish pattern of slip resistant rubber with the Bar & Shield in Harley orange. Like the description on says, the Vardon is “Street and Road Ready”. Shortly after lacing them up, the “Vardon” was adapted to my feet and very comfortable. It’s one of those shoes that you can rock any day and throw your leg over your bike and go for a ride without compromising the protection of your feet. I have been wearing them for two weeks, now, and I am very happy with the functionality of the shoe. As mentioned before the “Vardon” is waterproof, which is accomplished with a breathable Hydro Guard waterproof membrane lining, the “Vardon” can get pretty warm on hot Carolina summer days, but If you pair them up with a nice summer Harley-Davidson sock, you will be good to go. I look forward to wearing the “Vardon” into the winter as an equal to my normal riding boots. Check out the “Vardon” and the entire Harley-Davidson Footwear Collection at: or get a pair for yourself at your local Harley-Davidson dealership. They have the Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine stamp of approval, and you can’t go wrong with that!






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Raleigh A House bill that would have banned the use of hand-held cellphones while driving has died in a Senate committee, but its sponsors and supporters say they will try again next session. The Hands Free NC Act sought to eliminate a source of distracted driving that its proponents say contributes to crashes that kill and injure people and drive up insurance rates. Its primary sponsor in the House, Rep. Kevin Corbin, a Republican who represents the far western tip of the state, owns an insurance agency, and state Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and industry groups were vocal supporters. The bill had no organized opposition, says Joe Stewart, a lobbyist for the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina. “No one is for distracted driving,” Stewart said. “Distracted driving does not have a lobbyist working on its behalf.” But Stewart said he and other supporters failed to persuade enough legislators that the state should prohibit something people have felt free to do while behind the wheel. “You’ve got to make a strong case that a public safety benefit warrants that restriction,” Stewart said. “Our hope is to be able to come back in 2020 and make another run at this.” Corbin fashioned the bill after one approved last summer in Georgia, which became the 16th state to ban hand-held cellphone use while driving. This spring, Tennessee became the 17th, using the Georgia law as a template, Stewart said. Supporters say North Carolinians are ready for a ban. A poll of 660 registered voters conducted by Meredith College this winter found that about 79 percent believed the General Assembly should address distracted driving and that 82 percent would support a “hands-free law” to bar the use of hand-held cellphones or other electronic devices. “It is clear that most citizens now recognize the serious problems that hand-held devices present for safety on North Carolina roads,” David McLennan, director of The Meredith Poll, said in a statement when an earlier version of the poll was released last fall. “The support for new legislation to address the problems these devices cause cuts across political, economic, geographical, and educational lines, meaning that people don’t see this as a controversial political issue.” And yet for years proposals to ban hand-held phones while driving have gone nowhere in the General Assembly. Even support from then House Speaker Thom Tillis, now a U.S. senator, wasn’t enough to get a hands-free bill to move in 2011, and three bills introduced since then in the Senate by another Republican, former Sen. Jeff Tarte of Mecklenburg County, also failed to get a vote. The General Assembly did make it illegal for drivers under 18 to talk on a hand-held cellphone and for drivers of any age to text and drive. But law enforcement agencies say enforcing


the texting ban is difficult, because drivers are still allowed to hold a phone to talk or get directions. Corbin said when he introduced the proposed ban this winter, he expected it would be difficult to persuade conservatives like himself that it was worth impinging on people’s personal freedom. He said he understands the hesitation among legislators. “I’m very aware that this bill would affect 7 million drivers in North Carolina. It’s a big deal,” he said. “When you have a bill that affects the public so widely, it should be scrutinized.” Corbin agreed to several changes as the bill moved through committees in the House, until a watered down version was approved by the full House in May. It banned the use of hand-held phones and electronic devices only if it resulted in careless or reckless driving. Corbin and his allies in the Senate sought to have the blanket ban restored, and hoped to do it in the Senate Commerce and Insurance Committee. Instead, Corbin said he learned

secondhand that the committee’s leaders had decided not to bring it up for consideration. The committee’s three chairmen — John Alexander Jr., Chuck Edwards and Rick Gunn — did not respond to a request for comment. Editor’s note: Stewart said. “No one is for distracted driving.” While no one disputes the fact that texting while driving is dangerous, one cannot but wonder where to draw the line when defining “distracted driving.” Should the government be permitted to consider if eating a sandwich or turning your radio end up being infractions of the law? Since we support legislation every session to allow us to “decide” is it wise open the door to potential government overreach like this?



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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2019 • 9:30 A.M.–2:00 P.M. JOIN THE 12TH ANNUAL BIKERS WITH BOXES charity event at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte. Just pack Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes with gifts, load up your bike, and help share the love of God with kids in need around the world. Ride to the Library alone, with your club, or with another group. Enjoy fellowship, music, complimentary lunch, and giveaways. Visit for details. FREE ADMISSION • Monday to Saturday, 9:30–5:00 • 704-401-3200 • 4330 Westmont Drive • Charlotte, North Carolina A MINISTRY OF BILLY GRAHAM EVANGELISTIC ASSOCIATION

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August 2019 - Issue #253  

The Carolinas' Full Throttle Magazine 21st Anniversary Issue! Inside this Issue is the most complete listing for motorcycle events in the C...

August 2019 - Issue #253  

The Carolinas' Full Throttle Magazine 21st Anniversary Issue! Inside this Issue is the most complete listing for motorcycle events in the C...