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The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine

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Table Of Contents Issue #259

Gaston County CBA Polar Bear Run

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Luke Heafners Biltwell People’s Champ Bike Show Build

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Women’s Freedom Ride Rally

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The Burn Victim - A Pandemonium Budget Build

February 2020

Letter From The Editor.....................................................3 Cruisin’ Calendar..............................................................4 Cover Story - Arnolds Bike Night........................................5 Quotable Quote................................................................9 A Blueprint For Successfully Protesting “No Motorcycle Colors”.....................................................10 Widow Maker Checks Out Custom Dynamics Lights.......12 Gaston County CBA Polar Bear Run................................14 History Of CBA/ABATE Of NC..........................................16 Rolling Saints Share Christmas Spirit All Over Town........20 It’s Been A Great Year For The CBA/ABATE Of NC Gaston County Chapter!...................................................22 Dangers Of Uneven Pavement For Motorcyclists............24 BANC’s 3rd Annual 50/50 Mileage Run.............................26 American Motorcyclist Association Honors 2019 Champions And Award Winners..............................30 Twisted Covenant MSC Brings Christmas To CAPC........32 Luke Heafner’s Biltwell People’s Champ Bike Show Build....34 What You Think?..............................................................36 Women’s Freedom Ride Rally..........................................38 The Burn Victim - A Pandemonium Budget Build.............40 When Old Parts Find The Right Bike................................44 Hells Angels MC Fayetteville, NC The Gift Of Giving.............................................................46 Baxter’s Tavern.................................................................48 Thunderzone....................................................................49 Spokes & Jokes................................................................50 People & Places...............................................................52 New Screamin’ Eagle® 131 Crate Engine Offers Big Power Upgrade For Harley-Davidson® Touring Motorcycles.....................54


Letter From The Editor

Staff Mark Infield

Editor / Owner Mark@FTCarolinas.com

Molly “WildThing” Infield Operations Manager Molly@FTCarolinas.com

Lincoln “Buzz” Infield Layout / Design / Janitor Lincoln@FTCarolinas.com

Maggie Infield

Hot Intern Accounts@FTCarolinas.com

“Dirty Dave” Baker

Graphic Designer / Magic MF’n Man

Sales Staff Lincoln, Alan, Scott, Crystal T, Christian, Mark H., Rose, Lloyd, Elwin, Anthony, Gary, Ricky, Trisha, David, Bill, Mike & Kim, Paulette, Amy, Len, Jeff, Tiffany, Gene, Mike, Jeff, Pam

Photos Chaos, Alan, Scott, Wally Wersching, Lincoln, Gene Pennington, Chi, Harel Rentzler Documentary Photographer, Billy “Bulldog” Dagenhart, Dennis & Belinda Harris, Jeanie Hood Carter,

ell, we made it through the holidays. I hope that yours were as good as mine. So, now we attempt to return to our “normal “schedules. Events are beginning to roll in for the 2020 Cruisin’ Calendar, so send your event information in for a free listing to: BikerEvents@FTCarolinas. com Your event will be in the Cruisin’ Calendar in the print magazine (20,000 copies monthly), online magazine at: https://fullthrottlemagazine. com/e-zine and posted to our website! Your event will also be included in our Weekend Events Update newsletter that we send out to our subscribers the Wednesday before your event! Charity and club events are listed for FREE! Event postings are printed monthly till the event expires. The first big event of 2020 is the Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine 22nd Attempt ‘Almost A Tradition ”Fear Of February Pre-Daytona, Valentine’s Day Party and Oyster Roast on February 15th from noon to 6 pm at the Hide-A-Way Tavern located at 188 Billy Covington Road in Rockingham, NC. There will be a 1000 lbs. of oysters courtesy of Bob “Bulldog” Karney Law Firm and Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson. You can have yours steamed or raw, but when they are gone, they’re gone, so plan to get there early. We will have event T-shirts for sale along with raffle tickets for a 55” Magnavox 4K Smart TV and a diamond heart pendant from Hayes (King of Diamonds) Jewelers in Lexington, NC. We have some great sponsors who have donated items for our raffles. Shout out to Rebel Spirit, Deathwish MotorCulture, Biker Trash Nation, TC Bros. Choppers, Lowbrow Customs, and Deadbeat Customs. Music will be provided by “Fair Warning”. The Hide-A-Way Tavern has beer as well as “brown bag” permits for liquor drinkers, (FMI call 910-719-4089). Sometimes The Weather Is Bad, But The Party Is Always Great! If the weather is bad, just come in your car. This is an adult biker party. It ‘Ain’t For Everybody’, especially if you’re under 21. PLEASE NO CHILDREN! The Hide-A-Way Tavern is easy to find. For directions or more information call 336-885-5400. Motels are available nearby in the event that you party Full Throttle and need to stay overnight.

Writers Mark, WildThing, Alan, Scott, Ms. Pat, Wally Wersching, Chi, Lincoln, Jill Stillwell, Lee Scott, Hank Thibodeau, JSMB, Billy “Bulldog” Dagenhart, Tammy Bowman, Dennis & Belinda Harris, Jeanie Hood Carter, Dave “Irish” Dohrman

Thunderzone Thunder www.TheThunderZone.com

The Carolinas’ Full Throttle P.O. Box 2294 Jamestown NC 27282 (336) 885-5400 Fax (336) 833-6794 Email: Editor@FTCarolinas.com www.FullThrottleMagazine.com

The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine 2020 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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Cruisin’ Calendar You can submit your event 24/7

E-Mail: BikerEvents@FTCarolinas.com, phone: 336-885-5400, fax 336-833-6794. We Reserve The Right To Edit All Submissions FEB 1 POLAR BEAR RIDE IN BIKE SHOW Smokin Harley-Davidson, 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. Reg 10am-2pm no cost to enter, all makes & models. $100 gift card for winner. www.smokinharley.com 336722-3106. FEB 1 LOVE LIGHTS UP MY LIFE PAINT PARTY Double D Burnout Saloon, 1408 E Mountain St., Kernersville, NC. 336-992-3033. FEB 1 PRE-DAYTONA KICK OFF PARTY Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr. Salisbury, NC. Party, chance to win pre-daytona luggage package raffle. Drawing on Feb 29th. www.TilleyHDofSalisbury.com 704638-6044. FEB 1 14TH ANNUAL POLAR BEAR RUN Kennedy Hall AL Post 106 6250 Hwy 801 Salisbury, NC. $15/Single, $25/Couple. Reg 10:30am, KSU 12pm. Live music, food, 50/50, trophies, event shirts avail. Benefits Nazareth Children’s Home. Rain date 2.8.20 WB 704-232-9644. FEB 1 LADIES NIGHT Raging Bull Harley-Davidson, 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. 6-9pm, free wine tastings, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, vendors, ride demos. www.ragingbullhd.com, 919596-9511. FEB 1 TAILGATE PARTY Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 11am-3pm, light refreshments & free beer. Wear your jersey to enter for chance to win raffle prizes. www.fortbraggharley.com, 910-864-1200.

FEB 2 FREE SUPERBOWL PARTY Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St. Durham, NC. 4-10pm. Free food, drinks and beer. Raffles, giveaways games, contests, 3 big screens. Pet and family friendly. 919-596-9511. FEB 8 FREE PANCAKES & BLOOD DRIVE Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Pancakes 10am-12pm while supplies last. Blood drive 10am-4pm. www.fortbraggharley.com, 910-8641200. FEB 8 SOUP-ER SATURDAY Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr. Salisbury, NC. 11-2pm. Taco soup and triple points. www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-638-6044 FEB 9 17TH ANNUAL OYSTER ROAST VFW Post 10624, 1411 Stuart Engals Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC. 1:30pm, all you can eat oysters $15/ person, live music, bike show with prizes. Presented by East Cooper ABATE. FMI, Panhead Ron, 843-345-3799.

FEB 15 THE CAROLINAS’ FULL THROTTLE MAGAZINE 22nd ATTEMPT ALMOST A TRADITION PRE-DAYTONA OYSTER ROAST & VALENTINES DAY - FEAR OF FEBRUARY PARTY The Hide-A-Way Tavern, 188 Billy Covington Rd., Rockingham, NC.12-6pm Free Oysters, Event T-Shirts, Big Screen TV Raffle, Diamond Heart Pendant Raffle, Beer Games, Bike Games & More. 336-885-5400 FEB 15 ADULT PROM PARTY Xtreme Wings N Things, 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. Live music, prom pictures, reserved tables available. 336-293-4983. FEB 15 PRESIDENT’S DAY PARTY Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Free beer from 12-4pm, food truck & raffles from 11am-3pm. www.fortbraggharley.com, 910-864-1200.

FEB 13 BINGO NIGHT Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 6-8pm, free. www.fortbraggharley.com, 910864-1200.

FEB 15 RAGING BULL CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY  300 Muldee st. Durham, NC. 12-4pm. Free food & drinks 12-4pm, sales all day! 919-5969511

FEB 14 VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL Baxter’s Tavern 530 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. Live music. 336-2733475.

FEB 22 MARDI GRAS PARTY Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 11am-3pm giveaways & gumbo. Free beer & margaritas 12-4pm. www.fortbraggharley.com, 910-864-1200.

FEB 14 LOVE YOUR HARLEY Raging Bull Harley-Davidson, 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. 12-2pm, Sales, free champagne & hors d’oeuvres. www. ragingbullhd.com, 919-596-9511.

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Arnold’s Bike Night

“Live a Great Story,” Arnold West & Lee Scott’s motto for Life. They first ventured down to Bike Week in Daytona and never wanted the experience to end. Returning home to Lumberton N.C., the county seat of Robeson, they began constructing their plans and formed the largest bike night on Interstate-95, from Florida to Maine! Robeson County, by land area, is the largest county in the state of North Carolina. So maybe it’s no surprise, Robeson County is also noted as having the most registered motorcycles in the state. These factors, their love for riding and their convenient location on I-95 were the perfect ingredients to create a successful venue. “Good Food, Great Times” is the slogan at Arnold’s Restaurant. You can go anywhere and have a meal. At Arnold’s, we’re preparing you a fantastic meal; while reeving it all up to serve you a more meaningful biker experience! Arnold’s is set up as a Sports Bar featuring Ribs, Wraps and Wings. Bison, Alligator and Frog legs also glisten the menu. The Village Station is the oldest independent steakhouse serving Robeson County for over 40 years. They offer Steak, Chicken and Italian with an incredible Salad Bar. Both inde-

pendently owned and located directly beside I-95, Exit 20 in Lumberton, NC. Our Bike Nights have attracted folks from as far as Michigan. Bikers both near and far regularly join in the comradery each and every Thursday night. We are supported by independent motorcycle enthusiast, clubs and Team Fayetteville. Life is about making good wholesome memories. Good food and motorcycles bring people together; so, come on out and join in the celebration! Meet us for Arnold’s Family Bike Night at The Village Station, every Thursday Night. Located on N. Roberts Avenue, right across from each other at I-95 Exit 20, Lumberton NC. Traveling through for a Rally? Plan to stay in Lumberton! Join us on the way or ride in, anytime! Good food, fellowship and southern hospitality awaits you at Arnold’s Family Bike Night at The Village Station. Visit the Lumberton Visitor Bureau’s website, lumberton-nc.com, and download a coupon to further enjoy your stay. We Live for Adventure, “Every ride gives us a Story and every person has that story, which inspires us to travel farther.” Lee Scott

2725 N Roberts Ave. Lumberton, NC


6 FEB 22 MONTHLY BIKE GIVEAWAY Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr. Columbia, SC. No purchase necessary – must be present to win, bonfire. Drawing at 7pm. www.ThunderTowerHD.com, 803-461-1121 FEB 22 ELECTRIC CITY HOG CHAPTER CHILI COOK-OFF Timms Harley-Davidson, 4110 Clemson Blvd., Anderson, SC. 12pm, $5/to taste & vote. L.O.H bake sale. Profits go to Calvary Home for Children. 864-2241531. FEB 22 FUND THE FUN FESTIVAL Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson 4710 S Kings Hwy. Myrtle Beach, SC. 11am4pm. Food, live music, giveaways and more. Benefits Lakewood Elementary School. 843-957-1134 FEB 22-23 26TH ANNUAL ALL HARLEY BIKE SHOW Holly Hill Mall, 309 Huffman Mill Rd., Burlington, NC. Reg Sat, 8:30-11:30am, $20. Raffles, auction, bake sale, vendors, trophies. Awards @3:30pm Sunday. Spons by Burlington HOG & Down Home H-D. Benefits Hospice League of Alamance/ Caswell. FMI, Rick, 919-656-6900, Down Home HD 336-227-1261. FEB 29 2ND ANNUAL RANDOLPH COUNTY CBA CHILI COOK-OFF Cox’s Harley-Davidson of Asheboro, 2795 NC Hwy 134, Asheboro, NC. Vendors 9-5, Cook-Off 11-2, $5/judging fee, $10/entry fee. Cash & gift card prizes, 50/50. FMI, Gena 336-9633438. FEB 29 MARDI GRAS 2020 Down Home Harley-Davidson, 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. 11am-3pm, Hot wing eating contest, free to enter, prizes, to sign up Ron@downhomeharley. com. Creole food, drinks, door prizes, games & DJ. www.downhomeharley. com, 336-227-1261.

Cruisin’ Calendar FEB 29 POLAR BEAR RUN Hwy 55 Burgers, 987-G East St., Pittsboro, NC. Rain date, 3/7. Reg 11am, KSU 12pm, $20/rider, $10/passenger inc lunch. Benefits Ronald McDonald House Chapel Hill. 919-542-1312. FEB 29 REGULATORS ANNIVERSARY RIDE & GRILL Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 11am-2pm hamburgers & hotdogs. www.fortbraggharley. com, 910-864-1200. FEB 29 LEAP YEAR PARTY Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Free beer from 12-4pm, spin to win raffles every hour. www.fortbraggharley.com, 910-864-1200. FEB 29 15TH ANNUAL CHILI COOKOFF Harley-Davidson of New Bern, 1613 Hwy 70E, New Bern, NC. Chili reg 11am, Judging 12pm, $5/samplings after inc hot dog. Trophy, gift card & bragging rights. www.harleydavidsonnewbern.com, 252-633-4060. MAR 6-15 DAYTONA BEACH BIKE WEEK Rides, rodeos, concerts, swap meets, camping, racing. www.officialbikeweek.com MAR 7 LETS ROLL MC ANNUAL PARTY Raging Bull Harley-Davidson, 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. 12-4pm free food & beer. www.ragingbullhd. com, 919-596-9511. MAR 7 ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 11am-2pm. $5/judge all chili, cash prizes & trophies, DJ, Reg up until 2/23. www.freedombikerchurchfayetteville.com/events 910-567-2221.

MAR 7 BANC’S 4TH ANNUAL 50/50 MILEAGE RUN Cycle Gear 544 N. McPherson Church Rd. Fayetteville, NC. 12-2pm. Mileage contest. $25/ bike. Ending mileage reg Dec 19, 2020. Most miles Wins 50% of all reg fees. Benefits Bikers And Needy Children Foundation. Make appointment for anytime Mar 1-14 if unable to attend. www.thebikersandneedychildrenfoundation.com 910-583-3067 MAR 7 BOOK RUN Barnes & Nobel 3040 Evans St. Greenville, NC Reg. 10am, KSU 11am. Bring 2 k-5th books/ bike. Benefits Frederick Douglass Elementary School. Barry Wood – bwood@wilsonnc.org, 252-373-0013. MAR 14 IT’S BURLESQUE! Raging Bull Harley-Davidson, 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. Free food & beer all day, Burlesque shows featuring Miss Bliss & the Lovely ladies of Boom or Bust starting @4pm. www.ragingbullhd.com, 919-596-9511. MAR 14 BANC’S 4TH ANNUAL 50/50 MILEAGE RUN Cycle Gear 544 N. McPherson Church Rd. Fayetteville, NC. 12-2pm. Mileage contest. $25/ bike. Ending mileage reg Dec 19, 2020. Most miles Wins 50% of all reg fees. Benefits Bikers And Needy Children Foundation. Make appointment for anytime Mar 1-14 if unable to attend. www.thebikersandneedychildrenfoundation.com 910-583-3067 MAR 21 3RD ANNUAL MIKE’S COWBOY CHILI CHALLENGE Wizard Saloon, 651 21st St NE., Hickory, NC. Outside wood fired, call for rules. 828327-8555. MAR 21 3RD ANNUAL CHOPS RODS & BBQ Brooklyn’s Pizzeria, 3481 US Hwy 601 S, Concord, NC. 12-4pm, free event. $10/show entry, trophies for each category. Family friendly afternoon of motorcycles, cars & free bbq. Hosted by Steel Rain MC. FMI, Doc@ steelrainmc.com

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Cruisin’ Calendar MAR 21 2020 CMOU SPRING FLING American Legion, 4235 W Tyvola Rd., Charlotte, NC. 11am-6pm 1 Rider/$15 inc meal, 2up/$20 inc meal. Family & pet friendly, face painting, bounce house, bike games, burnout comp., vendors, food, beer, live music, live auction, door prizes, 50/50. 100% of proceeds go to charities. Rain date 4/5/20 www.cmouonline.com MAR 21 BULL CITY SWAP MEET Raging Bull Harley-Davidson, 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. 9am-4pm Free vendor spots, bring your parts, etc, rain or shine, free food & beer while supplies last. www.ragingbullhd.com, FMI, RJ 919-801-1832. MAR 21 MDA POKER RUN New Dixie Mart 100 Pleasant Hill Rd. Gaston, NC. KSU 12pm. $30 donation. Lunch, 50/50, Prizes. Benefits MDA. dwilliams@newdixieoil.com

APR 4 BIKERS’ ALZHEIMER AWARENESS BENEFIT multiple starting points Baxter’s Tavern 536 Farragut St. Greensboro, NC; JR’s Corner Tavern 901 Greensboro Rd. High Point, NC; Smokin’ Harley-Davidson 3411 Myer Lee Dr. Winston-Salem, NC. Live music, auction, 50/50, 9 mm Glock, with night sight, a 55’ Smart TV raffles, and more! Spons by Double D Burnout Saloon. Rose 336-823-2675. APR 4 7th ANNUAL CRUISIN’ FOR A CAUSE Sparetime 5502 Hornaday Rd. Greensboro, NC. Reg 10am, KSU 12:30pm. $20/bike, $10/Rider. Music, raffles, 50/50, police escorted ride. Benefits Victory Junction Gang Camp. Tiffany Landis 336-292-5100. APR 4 CBA EASTER FOOD DRIVE Cox’s Harley-Davidson 2795 NC Hwy 134. Asheboro, NC. www.CoxsHarleyDavidson.com, 336-629-2415

MAR 26 BULL CITY BIKE NIGHT RETURNS Raging Bull Harley-Davidson, 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. 6-9pm, an evening of bikes, babes, vendors, food trucks & free beer. Ride in movie on outdoor movie screen. www.ragingbullhd.com, 919-596-9511.

APR 4 1ST ANNUAL RIDING STRONG FOR REMI DICE RUN Bethlehem Fire Department, 7373 NC Hwy 127, Taylorsville, NC. Reg 9:30am, $20/single, $25/double. Door prizes, 50/50. FMI, Tammy Bowman 828-308-9922, Matt Bowman, mabowman66@yahoo.com

MAR 28 SWRHS UNIFIED PROGRAM RIDE & BENEFIT Cox’s Harley-Davidson 2795 NC Hwy 134. Asheboro, NC. www.CoxsHarley-Davidson.com, 336-629-2415

APR 4 BULL CITY HOG CHAPTER ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF Raging Bull Harley-Davidson, 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. FMI, RJ 919-596-9511 ext 5000. www.ragingbullhd.com

MAR 28 D&Q MOTORSPORTS SWAP MEET 34 Ray Hart Ln. Angier, NC. All day. 919-639-5511

APR 4 10TH ANNUAL PONY EXPRESS CHARITY RIDE Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 9am, KSU 10am, $20/bike. Rain date, 4/25. Sheriff escorted ride. Raffles, cash prizes, giveaways, food. Hosted by NC Buffalo Soldiers. Benefits community charities. www.fortbraggharley.com FMI, 205-902-4642.

MAR 28 SOUTHERN CRUISERS RC 3RD ANNUAL FREE HOTDOG LUNCH D&Q Motorsports 34 Ray Hart Ln. Angier, NC. 12-1pm. Donations accepted for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Mack Tart 919-280-4374. MAR 28-29 CHARLOTTE CBA SPRING 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. www.charlottecba.org Rick Nail 704455-6245, Email: macman.nail@gmail. com.

APR 4 8TH ANNUAL NC SANDHILLS BIKE BLESSING Freedom Biker Church Fayetteville, 455 Rock Hill Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 11am-2pm Bike blessing, vendors, food, DJ, door prizes, grand prize. www.freedombikerchurchfayetteville.com 910-567-2221.

7 APR 4 HONORING AND REMEMBERING OF NC POW/MIA’S RIDE American Legion Riders Post 58 2731 N. Church St. Rocky Mount, NC. Reg & breakfast 8:30-9:15, KSU 9:30. $15/ bike, $5/add rider inc lunch. Raffle, music. benefits Coleman-Pitt AL Post 58. Terry Johnson 252-567-8952. APR 5 3RD ANNUAL KJ RIDE & CAR SHOW Smokin Harley-Davidson, 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. Ride reg 10:00am, KSU 11:00am, $30/ inc shirt s-xl & armband, $35/ shirt 2xl & armband. Bike & car show @12pm. Live music, cash prizes, raffles, event shirts, food trucks, corn hole tournament. Benefits American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. In remembrance of KJ Stimpson. www.smokinharley.com, FMI, kjrideandcarshow@ gmail.com APR 11 EASTER EGG HUNT Raging Bull Harley-Davidson, 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. 12-4pm, kids & adults egg hunt, tons of free prizes & hidden gems, family & pet friendly, free food & beverages. www.ragingbullhd.com, 919-596-9511. APR 18 SPRING SEASON OPENER EVENT Cox’s Harley-Davidson 2795 NC Hwy 134. Asheboro, NC. www. CoxsHarley-Davidson.com, 336-6292415 APR 18-26 OUTER BANKS HARLEYDAVIDSON BIKE WEEK Outer Banks Harley-Davidson 8739 Caratoke Hwy, Harbinger, NC. HD DEMO Truck, guided tours, live music, vendors. www. outerbankshd.com 252-338-8866. APR 25 RENAL WARRIORS THROTTLING OUT & SHOWING OFF MOTORCYCLE RIDE & CAR SHOW Riding High Harley-Davidson, 3036 NC 68, High Point, NC. Reg 10:45am, KSU 12pm. $15/bike, $5/passenger, $20/cars. Rain date, 5/2. Music, raffles, food, 50/50. Proceeds go to the National Kidney Foundation. Patrice, 336-588-8683.


8 APR 25 22nd ANNUAL KERRI D. EFIRD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP RIDE W. Stanley HS, 306 E. Red Cross Rd, Oakboro, NC. Reg 9 KSU 10, Cost: donation, escorted ride, food, raffle. Benefits scholarship for West Stanly HS senior. Scott or Tracy Efird, kdescholarship@aol.com 704-8884587 or www.KerriPooh.com. APR 25 3RD ANNUAL BACK THE K9 RIDE Raging Bull Harley-Davidson, 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. KSU 11:30am. Proceeds help purchase K9 trauma kits for Durham PD & SO. FMI, Chrysti Peek, 210-624-1717, Chrysti. peek@gmail.com APR 25 2ND ANNUAL ANNIVERSARY PARTY Joker Powersports,105 Stony Point Rd., Blacksburg, SC. 11am-3pm. Motorcycle giveaway. www.jokerhd. com, 864-913-4335. APR 26 14th ANNUAL RALEIGH PINK RIBBON RIDE Scooter’s Bar & Grill, 1911 Sego Ct., Raleigh, NC. 8am, Rain date, 5/10. Ride to benefit 1 of Us, which helps local women fighting cancer. Hosted by Pink Ribbon Ride. Scooter’s:(919) 954-2171 MAY 1 BIKE NIGHT Cox’s Harley-Davidson 2795 NC Hwy 134. Asheboro, NC. www.CoxsHarley-Davidson.com, 336-629-2415 MAY 2 UAW RIDE & BENEFIT Cox’s Harley-Davidson 2795 NC Hwy 134. Asheboro, NC. www.CoxsHarley-Davidson.com, 336-629-2415 MAY 1-3 THUNDER IN THE SMOKIES SPRING RALLY Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, 3374 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC. Music, vendors, bike games, free stuff, fire dancers, cash prizes, bike show. www.handlebarcorral.com handlebarcorral@aol. com 828-246-2101.

Cruisin’ Calendar MAY 2 11TH ANNUAL BUDDY ROE MEMORIAL RIDE The Hide-A-Way Tavern, 188 Billy Covington Rd., Rockingham, NC. 910-719-4089. MAY 2 INTERNATIONAL FEMALE RIDE DAY Celebrate women motorcycle riders and is not country, group or organization specific. It is a globally synchronized “JUST RIDE!”© day, for women. Vicki Gray created IFRD in 2007 for all women individually, in groups and collectively everywhere. www.Motoress.com MAY 2 1st ANNUAL HERD MOTORCYCLE CHARITY RIDE Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 10am, KSU 12pm. $25/rider $5/passenger. Escorted ride along Averasboro Battlefield Scenic Byway, ends at 173rd Airborne Brigade Association clubhouse. Vendors, food, raffle prizes, music, car show. Proceeds benefit 173rd Airborne Brigade Association Scholarship Fund. Mike, 757-535-3799 On2WheelsandFree@hotmail.com. MAY 3 NC TRIANGLE RIDE FOR KIDS Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center, 1192 US-64 Bus., Pittsboro, NC. Reg 8-9:30am, KSU 10am rain or shine, police escorted. Online reg/$40, day-of reg/$45 inc shirt, pin & food. www.rideforkids.org Benefits The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. FMI, Neoma Disney, ndisneync@gmail.com, 919-218-5505. MAY 13 CRUDES 10TH ANNUAL VETERAN RIDE 2020 Golden Egg Pancake House 415 Hwy 17 N. Surfside Beach, SC. Reg 9:30am, KSU 10am. Benefits Homes For Our Troops. 843-238-4923, www.hfotusa. org.

MAY 15-16 11TH ANNUAL AMCA SOUTHERN NATIONAL SWAP MEET Denton Farmpark, 1072 Cranford Rd., Denton, NC. Gates open @8am admission $12. Swap meet, vendors, narrated antique motorcycle parade, antique motorcycle bike games, meet the historic motor maids, camping available. www.amcasouthernnationalmeet.com, Bob Alton, 417-838-4777, Camping, 336-859-2755. MAY 15-17 AHDRA NITRO SPRING NATIONALS Rockingham Dragway 2153 US Hwy 1 N. Rockingham, NC. $55/4 day pass, $45/3 day pass, $35/2 day pass, Sat or Sun $20. www.RockinghamDragway.com MAY 22-24 ROLLING TO REMEMBER DEMONSTRATION RUN 3 day rally in Washington DC to raise awareness of POW/MIA & veteran suicide issues. Blessing of the Bikes, motorcycle ride past White House, Capitol Bldg & National Mall, special speakers & programming, continuing the tradition of Memorial Day Rolling Thunder events of the past. Hosted by American Veterans, (AMVETS) MAY 23 COX’S OPEN HOUSE Cox’s Harley-Davidson 2795 NC Hwy 134. Asheboro, NC. www.CoxsHarley-Davidson.com, 336-629-2415 MAY 23 2ND ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY RIDE Red Anchor, 1382 Old Ninety Six Indian Trail, Monetta, SC. $10/bike, $5/person for meal ticket, 50/50, Ride to remember Veterans, proceeds go to Bikes for Vets. FMI, Matt Conner 803-508-0182. MAY 30 2ND ANNUAL CRUISING FOR KIDS Breedan Insurance Amphitheater, 333 S Main St., Lexington, NC. Reg 8am, KSU 10am, $25/bike. 50/50, raffles, kid’s games, hotdog eating contest, food truck, pie eating contest, vendors, cruise in, live music. Benefits Camp Corral. www.campcorral.org FMI, William, 336-843-3832.


Cruisin’ Calendar MAY 30 KIRA’S RIDE Cox’s HarleyDavidson 2795 NC Hwy 134. Asheboro, NC. www.CoxsHarley-Davidson. com, 336-629-2415 MAY 30 ROLLING SAINTS RC 2ND ANNUAL POKER RUN Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson 2002 13th Ave. Dr. SE. Hickory, NC. Reg 9am, last out 11am. Live music, 50/50, door prizes. Benefits Hearts & Hope Foundation. In memory of Greyson Ray. tbowman28@yahoo.com 828-327-3030 MAY 30 RELAY FOR LIFE DICE RUN Timms Harley-Davidson 4110 Clemson Blvd. Anderson, SC. Reg 10am, last out 12pm. $20/single, $30/couple inc shirt. Chinese Auction, 50/50, music, food. Benefits Relay for Life. 864-2241531, Terri Chastain, tchastain@myatl. net JUN 6- 23 WOMEN’S FREEDOM RIDE 2020 Cross country women’s ride, raise funds for veterans issues. 20 states in 16 days w/two day ride in Black Hills. Must pre-register. Start @ Low Country HD 4707 Dorchester Rd, North Charleston, SC. Riders & interested sponsors contact: Karen at 704267-4450 or Email: womensfreedomride@gmail.com JUN 20 6TH ANNUAL BIG BIKES 4 PURPLE HEARTS American Legion Post 55, 111 Miller St., Winston-Salem, NC. 8:30am, police escort ride. Vendors, food, raffles, 50/50.336-724-0660 JUNE 26-28 THUNDER IN THE SMOKIES SUMMER RALLY Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, 3374 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC. Music, vendors, bike games, free stuff, fire dancers, cash prizes, bike show. www. handlebarcorral.com handlebarcorral@aol. com 828-246-2101. JUL 25 VETERAN’S BRIDGE HOME RIDE & BENEFIT Cox’s Harley-Davidson 2795 NC Hwy 134. Asheboro, NC. www.CoxsHarleyDavidson.com, 336629-2415

JUL 25 PALMETTO DREAMRIDE VFW Post 3034 1925 Gion St. Sumter, SC. Reg 8-10am, $20/rider, $5/passenger. KSU 9:30am. Cash prize, live music, raffles, food, prizes, car and bike show. Presented by Iron Legacy Motorcycle Club. Benefits The Dream Ride Experience for Special Olympics. www.dreamride.org. JUL 31 BIKE NIGHT Cox’s Harley-Davidson 2795 NC Hwy 134. Asheboro, NC. www.CoxsHarley-Davidson.com, 336-629-2415 AUG 8 4TH ANNUAL CRUISE TO THE COAST Hair-Matthews Post 32, 3814 Legion Rd., Hope Mills, NC. KSU 9am. $5/donation, food & drinks inc. Ride to the North Carolina coast with the American Legion Riders Chapter 32. Anthony C. Prewitt, anthonycprewitt@ msn.com, 910-583-3557. AUG 23 ASHEVILLE RIDE FOR KIDS Cane Creek Middle School, 570 Lower Brush Creek Rd., Fletcher, NC. Reg 9-10:30am, rain or shine, Online reg/$40, Day-of/$45 inc shirt, pin & food. Benefits The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. www.rideforkids.org FMI, Marty O’Dell, wing85239@yahoo. com, Donnie Grindstaff, ashevillerideforkids@gmail.com

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A Blueprint For Successfully Protesting “No Motorcycle Colors”

By: Dave “Irish” Dohrmann January 7, 2020 Blueprint For Successfully Protesting “No Motorcycle Colors” Nationwide, the act of law enforcement coercing private establishments to prohibit motorcycle club-related clothing and paraphernalia has grown to epidemic levels. The National Council of Clubs, representing motorcycle clubs and their member’s legitimate interests in all 50 states, stands in opposition to law enforcement coercion and encourages motorcyclists to organize and fight back! A recent example in the state of Pennsylvania not only highlights the issue, but also provides a viable blueprint for successfully reversing law enforcement motivated discrimination in public accommodations. Ephrata Police attempted to coerce a local Elks Lodge into breaking a contract with the Lancaster County Motorcycle Club (LCMC) that planned on holding their annual Halloween party to benefit the Ronald McDonald House. Fortunately, the LCMC, the NCOC, and Motorcycle Profiling Project (MPP), organized a successful campaign blocking law enforcement’s efforts.

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The Background Lancaster County Motorcycle Club is “a family friendly group using our love of riding motorcycles to help charities and benefits in our community.” LCMC as a collective, have never had any interactions with any law enforcement agency, and has references from many facilities that have hosted them, or that they participated in events with. On August 15th, 2019, LCMC signed a rental contract with the Elks Lodge 1933 to hold their annual Halloween party to take place on October 26, 2019. LCMC had hired a band and planned on renting a taxi for any intoxicated drivers and had a motorcycle trailer on standby as well. With food, entertainment, and safety measures in place, everything was going as planned, and shaping up to be a successful charity fundraiser. That is until the Ephrata Police decided to get involved. State Actor Discrimination On September 23rd, a board member of the Elks Lodge informed LCMC that their party was canceled at the behest of Lt. Christopher McKim of the Ephrata Police Department. Lt. McKim, acting under the color of state law in an official capacity, and who is also a member of the Elks lodge, had several conservations with a board member and the president of the lodge, “advising” them “not to have the party because of the possible ramifications that could happen from it.” The board members of the lodge decided to have a meeting to discuss what they believed was a directive from the local police department. Lt. McKim told the board members that he was ‘tipped off’ by agencies that were higher than his. Lt. McKim falsely claimed that LCMC had ties to a Motorcycle ‘Gang’ and employed a scare tactic of asking the lodge what they would do in the event that something ‘bad’ happened. Based on the erroneous and sensationalized misinformation that was presented to them, the Elks Lodge decided to cancel the planned event. LCMC Pushes Back Lancaster County Motorcycle Club was not happy about the slanderous information that was being spread about them and made the decision to push back. The President of LCMC made several phone calls to the president of the Elks Lodge, as well as to Lt. McKim seeking an explanation as to why he would illegally influence a private business under the color of the law. After several days and multiple attempts unanswered, LCMC President contacted the NCOC. On September 27th, 2019, I called Lt. McKim and requested an interview. Initially, he stated that he did not have time, and did not know what


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the questions were going to be in reference to. I informed him that I would be writing an article about his illegal actions and would like to get quotes and/or his side of the story. Once this information was presented, Lt. McKim made time and decided to speak with this writer. Ephrata Police Backpedal Lt. McKim denied pressuring the Elks Lodge to cancel event, stating that “we”, the Ephrata Police, “just wanted them to be aware of the situation, aware of the connection.” He stated that he had received information from other confidential sources that “trouble can arise, not that it will arise.” He stated that the police department contacts any venue that is holding an event discusses how they would handle the situation “if anything bad happened.” When asked whether he, or the Ephrata Police Department is against the Elks Lodge hosting the LCMC parties, he responded “NO, not at all.” While this writer was informing the LCMC President of the conservation with Lt. McKim, the Lt. coincidentally decided to return the President’s phone call. Armed with this new information, LCMC was able to secure an audience with the Elks Lodge board members to discuss the issue of having their party cancelled. The Meeting Majority of the LCMC, as well as this writer, were present for a meeting with board of the Elks Lodge. Many of tired and

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true misconceptions about Motorcycle Clubs were brought up in the meeting. One board member, a retired Ephrata Police officer, even insinuated that if a certain Motorcycle Club was not invited, that there was going to be violence. This same board member reaffirmed what was believed when he stated that “we were basically told not to have the party.” Armed with statistical data and evidence, as well as compelling personal and collective stories, LCMC was able to able to convince the board members that having the party would not result in any violence, and that Lt. McKim’s mischaracterization of them was exactly that. After the meeting LCMC was informed that all but one board member voted to allow the party to take place as originally planned. The Party On October 26th, LCMC held their Halloween party as planned. There were zero incidences of violence, zero complaints from neighbors, and zero involvement from any law enforcement agency. Most importantly, proceeds were able to benefit the Ronald McDonald House, which helps the families of sick children at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Children’s Hospital. This is yet another example of what can be accomplished when the Motorcycle Club community works together for Our 1st Amendment Rights. motorcycleprofilingproject.com/a-blueprint-for-successfully-protesting-no-motorcycle-colors/


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Thibodeau of Widowmaker Custom Design & Repair in Moriah, NC here. Wanted to share with you a great new product I recently installed on the ’19 Road Glide Shop mule. As you can imagine we are always looking for new products to share with our clients to help make their ride just a little sweeter. Well, I recently got an email from Custom Dynamics showing their new Fascia LED panel lights for the back of your Road Glide or Street Glide. They have a great look and style that is not overwhelming, subtle and serve a great clean purpose. For me, coming from the chopper world where less is best, that was perfect. Always looking for an excuse to buy some new parts to “try out for our clients” (wink-wink), I got a set coming. But seriously our normal course of business is to test products prior to recommending to our clients and friends. I ordered the gloss black with smoked lens version. They matched up great with the vivid black on the Glide. They are also offered in chrome versions with red or smoked lens. The install was super easy and the instructions where clear and easy to follow. The install should not take more than about 30 minutes. On a difficulty scale of 1 – 5, I would place it at a 1. On an install of any kind, I like to lay all of my items out in a clean separated order to make a smooth install. The kit comes with 2 light assemblies, 2 alcohol cleaning pads, 4 wire ank

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tion. Locate your rear fender harness to the left of the battery tray, unplug your rear fender harness and plug the new adapter harness in series. You will find the harness to have 2 separate 3 wire pig tails. The one with a blue wire, black wire and a violet wire is your left side plug to your fascia light. And the other to your right side has blue-black and brown wires. Plug it all up. Check for any pinch points. Once satisfied, button it up. One of the great things with these lights is that they function as running lights, signal lights and brake lights. On a scale of 1-10, I would give these a 10 for ease of installation, overall functionality and cleanliness. They are super bright. Easy install and look great. Give us a shout for your lights. We are also your local Custom Dynamics dealer and installation center for these and any of your motorcycle wants and needs. You can reach us at 336-364-8535. Or come by the shop at 5582 Mt Harmony Church Rd, Rougemont NC.

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Gaston County CBA Polar Bear Run By: Wally Wersching Photo By: Gene Pennington n Saturday, January 4th, the Gaston County Concerned Bikers Association (CBA) held their 2nd Annual Polar Bear Run to benefit the Gaston County CBA legislative and charitable work. This year’s run was again dedicated to the memory of Gaston CBA member Mickey Seigler who died as the result of a motorcycle accident a couple of years ago. The run started at the Country Kitchen in Dallas, NC with the first bike out at 11am, and the last bike out at noon. The dice hands cost $15, which included a meal ticket for food at the last stop – Filthy 7 9 9 1 Lu’s. The five e c n i S stops were the Country Kitchen in Dallas, Metrolina Motorsports in If You Need It Kings Mountain, We Will Get It! Hollywood’s Cy48 HR Delivery cles in McAdenFor Most! ville, Clock’s Cycles in Dallas, and it ended at Filthy Lu’s Saloon in Gastonia. The whole run should take about 2 hours to complete nd 309 East 2 St. THE BEST (depending on the On The Lumberton NC time spent at each AST stop). The five 910-739-5211 EAST CO locations were on the back of the

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dice hand score sheet. There were directions to get from one stop to the next so even the bikers from out of town could find their way to the end. Dice or poker runs are a great way to learn about the area and travel new roads. Everyone who completed all the stops also had a chance to win $100 donated by the sponsor Metrolina Motorsports. I awoke early on Saturday – anticipating a fun ride, but when I looked out the window, it was raining. At about 9:30, the rain had stopped, so I headed to Dallas. I took back roads through Bessemer City rather than the I85 to Rt 321 route. It might take a little longer but it’s less hectic, and the scenery is much nicer. The roads were very wet with many puddles along the way – but no rain, and relatively warm with temps in the mid 50’s. I arrived at the Country Kitchen at about 10:15, and expected to see some motorcycles, but there were only two. I walked inside to see if the rally was still on. The people at the registration table told me that the run was still on rain or shine, so I placed a stack of the Carolinas’ Full Throttle magazines on the table. The restaurant was crowded with a few bikers plus all the regular Saturday morning customers. I looked for someone I knew but couldn’t find anybody. I walked outside to watch the bikers ride in. It was such a dreary morning that many bikers were staying home for this one. “Hot Rod” (ex-president of the Windjammers) and his wife Mandy rode in. It was the third time I had seen him in the last month. Before that, it was two years between visits. I never know who I’ll meet at the local biker events. I noticed one young man riding in on an all-black bike with a large “Don’t Tread on Me” flag flying on the back. He parked away from the other bikes. When he walked toward me, I asked him if the flag caused any problems. He said that he’d been flying a flag for a few years with no problems. I


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would imagine that a strong crosswind would make it hard to handle. Later, when we were getting ready to leave, I got a closer look at his bike. It was a Honda Shadow that had been modified with what looked like a “Jockey Shift”. There was a rod welded to the shift lever that had a “Bud Light” beer lever screwed on the end. The clutch lever was still on the handlebar. It didn’t make sense until I talked with him. A few years ago, he was in a motorcycle accident, and lost his foot. Now, he had a prosthetic foot, and can’t use the shift lever so he attached the rod to move the shift lever with the “Bud Light” handle. It looked very cumbersome until he said that the Honda transmission was so well made that he very seldom uses the clutch. He rev-matches and shifts without the clutch. I really liked the young man’s attitude, and his enthusiasm. I watched as he left, and he can really handle that bike. Many of the bikers gathered around a large picture of Mickey while his daughter and granddaughters stood near it. There was a lot of emotion while they remembered him. At about 11:15, “Cuzz” (a member of the CBA) called everybody together for a safety meeting. Mickey’s daughter said a few words as she tried to hold back the tears. Then “Cuzz” said the prayer before the ride. “Cuzz” led them in one large group heading to the first stop. I followed them for a while and saw them turn into the Metrolina parking lot. I continued straight to Rt74, and home. I arrived home about noon, and then Cindy and I went out for a delicious lunch. On the way home, the sky opened up, and dumped heavy rain for about an hour. It took less than a minute from the first drop until the deluge. It was moving east, and I hope that when it hit the group on the Dice Run, they were inside. There wouldn’t have been time to stop and put on a rain suit before getting soaked.

Everyone loved Mickey Seigler. He was a gracious man who was always smiling and willing to help anyone out at a drop of a dime. He was a very hard worker and took pride in his job. He would do the work of two men. Mickey enjoyed riding with his friends and logged over 77,000 miles on his beloved motorcycle. He enjoyed dressing up for Halloween and other parties. In fact you could say he was the life of the party because he always made it fun. He loved #3 Dale Earnhardt Sr., but most of all he loved his family and friends and spending time with them. His daughter Dannielle Eggleston was the apple of his eye along with his two beautiful granddaughters Ella and Alli and his fur baby “little man.” Mickey would be honored to know that he was being remembered through the Gaston County “Gaston County CBA Mickey Seigler Memorial Polar Bear Run.” So mark your calendar for the 1st Saturday in January (2nd) next year and come ride with us to honor a really good man. And check out CBA/ABATE of NC – Gaston County Chapter at www.gastoncountycba.com. We want to thank all our sponsors that donated their time and food, those that donated raffle prizes, Mickey’s family, workers, but most of all the riders that rode to honor their friend. - Jill Stillwell

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History Of CBA/ABATE Of NC

In loving memory of Claude “Boda” Chavis December 11, 1949- January 19, 2019 Thank you to Claude “Boda” Chavis, charter lifetime member of CBA/ABATE for writing this history and allowing it to be shared on CBA/ABATENC.org By Claude “Boda” Chavis n the early 70’s, the director of the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, Joan Claybrook, decided that motorcycles should be banned from the highways

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because of the inherent danger of their use. Accordingly, she developed a “10 year” plan to remove them from the road. The following is an excerpt from a letter she sent to the AMA concerning Rider Education. “We believe that the training can and should be presented in such a way that it does not entice people to ride motorcycles who would not ride if the courses were not available. Motorcycle driver training will have little or no effect on total accidents, injuries, and deaths, if such courses substantially increase the number of novice riders. For these reasons we do not believe that motorcycle rider education courses should be required or part of the curriculum in high schools.” Easyrider 1979. NHTSA, with the help of the American Medical Association and the Insurance Institute, began a very well planned lobbying effort to pass extremely restrictive regulations concerning motorcycles. Ms. Claybrook and her minions knew that banning motorcycles outright would not be very popular, but that increased regulations and the enforcement of them would cause potential riders to give up motorcycles as too much hassle. Soon the use of motorcycles would dwindle till they could be banned completely. Unlike today, where we can enjoy our sport or lifestyle without major interference from law enforcement, then, it was a different matter. If you were a “biker”, almost every ride carried the real potential of being stopped and having your license and registration checked. A small group of rough looking motorcycle riders began meeting in city parks in Charlotte, NC in 1970, united by their concerns about the eroding of their freedom by the State and Federal bureaucracies. This core group officially founded the Concerned Bikers Association, led by a diverse group of bikers including Slim Baucom, Dale Luckey, the McLeod brothers, Bob Monaco, Rick Nail, Bob Trimnal and several others. Shortly after the election of officers, Claude “Boda” Chavis drafted a Constitution for the Concerned Bikers Association of North Carolina. It was based on the constitution of a military fraternity that he had joined in college – the Society of the Scabbard and Blade. This short original constitution was eventually expanded under the guidance of Viki O’Keefe. This group later expanded into various chapters with Charlotte as the original founding or Mother Chapter of CBA. Twice a year, the Charlotte Chapter hosted the ‘Original Swap Meet and Bike Show”, which is the oldest and largest on the East Coast, [formerly] at the Metrolina Expo in Charlotte, NC. The Spring Swap Meet is always on the 4th weekend in March and the Fall Swap Meet is always on the 2nd weekend of November. The CBA also host the annual Toys for Tots Ride in support of the United States Marine Corps, which is one of the largest toy rides in the area. It is held on the 1st Sunday of December. The CBA also participates in many other charity rides, benefits, and community activities, along with steady activity


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in Raleigh, lobbying for fair and just rights for Motorcyclists. We also sponsor and teach The Motorcycle Safety Awareness program to North Carolina Drivers Education students. At about the same time that the CBA was organizing, Lou Kimzey and Keith Ball of Easyrider Magazine, a biker lifestyle monthly out of California began to publish lists of these laws and the news related to them in their magazine. EASYRIDERS magazine NOTE: The Concerned editor, Lou Kimzey, made Bikers Association actually a plea in issue #3, October predates ABATE. Several 1971, for bikers to come years after its founding, the together to fight impendCBA aligned with ABATE ing restrictions by joining a and became the Concerned new national organization Bikers Association/ABATE called the National Cusof North Carolina. tom Cycle Organization, but because of a conflict with the acronym the name was changed in February 1972 to A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments (ABATE). EASYRIDERS began granting state charters around 1974, and Keith Ball was the original national coordinator (Keith was for many years the editor of EASYRIDERS.) ABATE = A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments was the original acronym and it stood for just what it says. We define Totalitarian Enactments as, laws established without the consent or consideration of the people. The Boston Tea Party was prompted by a totalitarian act perpetrated upon the

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colonists by King George. The Rally cry against King George, “Taxation Without Representation”, still serves as a shining example of the philosophical foundation of our organization. CBA continues to pursue that time-honored tradition... “don’t make laws about us, without seeking our involvement.” To that end, we remain actively involved in our government. An important part of being involved is having an established message, and organized activities to help share that message with our lawmakers. Individual CBA chapters have organized Constituent Teams that conduct lobbying trips to Raleigh. These teams speak with their local elected officials and share our concerns and desires. Much of CBA’s success can be attributed to the activities of these teams, and to the efforts of individual members maintaining awareness of the issues and contacting their legislators. After a couple of years, the folks at EASYRIDER realized that a national organization was next to impossible to form while publishing a new magazine and they gave the rights to the name to anyone in individual states who wanted to carry on at a state level. In 1973, a nationwide mandatory helmet law was proposed in Washington and defeated because it was viewed as a States right issue. The AMA was instrumental in that fight. NHTSA then convinced the feds to withhold federal highway funds from states that didn’t pass mandatory helmet laws. Continued On Page #18


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History of CBA/ABATE of North Carolina - Pt. 1 Continued From Page #17 47 states passed these laws and the fight for freedom was on. “The past 44 years have been a hard fought battle but there has been time for a lot of partying and riding. Not to tell any big secrets, along the way I got a nickname – Boda. Before that I was Claude W. Chavis, Jr., aka Bear, Biggy, Heavy, and other nicknames that aren’t so nice and some that are known only to my family and oldest friends.” In the early 1970’s bikers were a much different breed than today’s riders. Several of the original core members of the CBA were members of local and national motorcycle clubs with all that entails. The Hells Angels and Outlaws were the most notorious of the local clubs that included the Brothers, the Diablos, the Ghost Riders, the Good, Bad & Ugly, the Pagans, the Southern Gentlemen, and the Tar Heel Stompers. This was also an era of change. National clubs like the Hells Angels and Outlaws began “patching over” smaller clubs like the Tar Heel Stompers. In most clubs, an individual must start as a “hang around” who associates with club members. After a while, he may gain a “sponsor” to guide him through the customs and traditions of the club as a “prospect”. After serving an indefinite time as a “prospect”, the prospective member is put up for a vote of the membership or “patch holders” to determine his suitability. If he is not “black-balled”, after an initiation, he swears allegiance to the club. In a “patching over”, a club is invited to give up their club patch and take on the patch of another club – usually without the need to prospect. Sometimes this is a mutual decision of the two clubs’ membership. At other times, it’s forced with threats of violence. Some members of these clubs were involved in drugs and prostitution through a variety of businesses, mostly along Wilkinson Boulevard in Charlotte. Disputes over these businesses lead to a 10-year long war between the Outlaws and Hells Angels. Recognizing that the CBA was working for all bikers, it was decided that membership in the CBA would be open to all who followed the simple rules of the group. CBA members often acted as liaisons to their clubs. Later, several members resigned from their motorcycle clubs to focus on repealing the helmet laws. In 1973, the fledgling Concerned Bikers Association (CBA) elected its first officers. They included George McLeod as President, Bob Trimnal and Rick Nail as Vice-Presidents, Cliff and Ardyth Wayne as Secretaries, and Beau Vernon as Treasurer. Rick Nail was elected President the second year and Bob Trimnal and Gary Earnhardt were vice presidents. Rick went

on to serve as State President for 20 years. Meetings were held in members’ homes or in local parks if the weather was good. At first, the CBA had few ideas about how to approach repealing the helmet laws of North Carolina. None of the members were really familiar with the legislative process. After much discussion, it was decided to hire a lawyer, Donald Tepper from Pineville, NC, to start working for the CBA in January, 1974. He explained some of the complexities involved. Most members felt that his retainer fee of $1500.00 was justified even though raising the money was difficult. Those early efforts were a far cry from what the CBA does now. Over the years, the CBA’s strategies have evolved and now individual CBA/ ABATE chapters have organized Constituent Teams that conduct lobbying trips to Raleigh. These teams speak with their local elected officials and share our concerns and desires. Much of our success can be attributed to the activities of these teams, and to the efforts of individual members maintaining awareness of the issues and contacting their legislators. Localized groups of a single, large motorcycle club are often called chapters or charters, and the first chapter established for a club is referred to as the mother chapter. This model was followed by the CBA with Charlotte becoming the Mother Chapter once the organization acquired a second chapter in Raleigh, NC on September 8, 1975. In October, 1975, CBA members Magoo and Boda were selected to try to challenge the helmet law in the Supreme Court. In order to do that, they had to get ticketed for riding without a helmet. It turned out to be surprisingly hard to get a ticket. After riding around Charlotte and Winston-Salem for several hours, they manage to get the tickets by pulling up behind police cruisers and bumping them with the front tires of their motorcycles. In court, they argued that sound attenuation from wearing helmets represents impairment in the ability of a rider to perceive or discriminate warning or other useful sounds that will decrease the risk of being involved in an accident; and that helmets can increase perspiration in warm weather and lead to sweat effecting vision. Another argument was that motorcycle helmets have no statistically significant effect on the probability of fatality; and helmets increase the severity of neck injuries. Although helmets reduce the severity of head injuries, an individual is faced with a tradeoff between head and neck injuries in deciding whether or not to wear helmets. Unfortunately for the CBA, they won their cases and were not given convictions that would have allowed an appeal to a higher court.

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Rolling Saints Share Christmas Spirit All Over Town Story by Tammy Bowman Photo by Alan Dockery

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time for The Rolling Saints, RC. Throughout the year we had a poker run, raffles and worked Weinies on the Walkway at Blue Ridge H-D to raise money to buy Christmas gifts for underprivileged children in our community. This year RSRC was able to buy gifts for 19 kids and purchased bicycles for three more kids. On Friday, Dec. 20, nine kids and their families came to the RSRC clubhouse where the Lady Saints had prepared a meal of turkey, ham and all the fixins for them to enjoy and open gifts. For the kids who didn’t get to come to the clubhouse, their gifts were personally delivered to their homes. On Christmas Eve, RSRC was serving at the Lenoir and Hickory Soup Kitchens. While there, they gave out coats, gloves, scarves, toboggans, clothes, socks and shoes. These items were all donated by Freedom Biker Church in Hickory,

Day3 Church in Granite Falls, Tenth Legion MC in Hickory and members of the Rolling Saints. RSRC has been serving at the soup kitchens for the past 3 years. The Rolling Saints also made a visit to The Shaire Center where they gave gifts to six of the residents. They also gave out eight therapy baby dolls to the ladies who have Alzheimers and gave two stuffed therapy cats and five stuffed therapy dogs to the men who have Alzheimers.


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It’s Been A Great Year For The CBA/ABATE Of NC Gaston County Chapter! By: Jill Stillwell, President CBA/ ABATE of NC – Gaston Co Chapter he CBA/ABATE of NC – Gaston County Chapter is an important part of the area biker community and has been since we received our charter in January 2007. We do our best to solicit other motorcycle clubs and organizations in our area to be part of the CBA because they are well aware of what we are trying to accomplish for them. To put it bluntly, we do our best to show all bikers in this community the importance of belonging to an organization that works on their behalf. We also have a brotherhood/sisterhood in the community where support of each other is very important to us. Gaston County CBA was recently honored with three major awards at the CBA/ABATE of NC Annual Awards Banquet on November 16th. First, we received the Membership Chapter of the Year, then the

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Legislative Chapter of the Year and finally Chapter of the Year. Plus, our own secretary, Donna Barnett, received the Legislative Member of the Year award. To win one of these awards is an honor but winning all three is very prestigious in which we are very grateful to the awards committee for bestowing the awards upon the approximately 375 members of the CBA/ABATE of NC – Gaston County Chapter. If you are not a member of your state’s motorcycle rights organization – why not? James Buckner, President of CBA/ABATE If you are not a member of NC awarding Donna Barnet Legislator of the Motorcycle Rights Member of the Year. Donna is Gaston Foundation – why not? County CBA’s secretary Anyone 16+ can join and there are no special requirements. You don’t even have to ride a motorcycle. You should join if you or someone you know rides a motorcycle and you care about the safety and rights of motorcyclists. These organizations only have your interest at heart, and they work very hard on your behalf. To join the CBA/ABATE of NC – go to: www.cba.abateofnc.com. To join


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the ABATE of South Carolina – go to www.abatesc.com. To join the MRF, go to www.mrf.org. Plus, all of these organizations offer $3500 death & dismemberment insurance FREE just for being a member, so it’s really worth the cost of a membership to join. What We Do • As a legislative organization we work with local and state leaders and representatives to fight for motorcyclists’ rights. • We promote fair legislation pertaining to motorcyclists, fight to repeal/change unjust legislation as well as fight to prevent unjust legislation from being passed. • We work in the community to eliminate prejudicial attitudes toward motorcyclists and to improve the public image of motorcycling by participating in public service events and charitable projects within our local and surrounding communities.

• We promote motorcycle education, motorcycle riding training programs and promote raising public awareness about the dangers facing motorcyclists. This includes the Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Program (MSAP) that is taught as part of driver’s education to students.

• We also strive to foster a sense of brotherhood, sisterhood and a spirit of cooperation among ALL motorcyclists.

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Dangers Of Uneven Pavement For Motorcyclists

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Carolinas lately and with it comes some major safety concerns for riders. While most cars can manage these conditions safely, these can be dangerous for motorcycles. I’ve received multiple calls recently from bikers that have gone down due to one hazard in particular, uneven pavement. Uneven pavement is not just a nuisance to a biker—it can be a death trap. Unfortunately, pursuing any legal recourse in these situations is tough. Roads and highways are generally under federal or state jurisdiction which provides a high level of protection from legal recourse if an accident occurs. This is why knowing how to safely maneuver over uneven pavement is so important. Motorcycle Safety on Uneven Pavement When approaching uneven pavement in a construction zone, start your approach from a point away from the two levels. Turn into it at a sharper angle than a normal lane drift requires. Cross the uneven pavement as perpendicular as possible which is usually about a 45-degree angle. If you see any uneven

pavement signs, slow down and be cautious when changing lanes. Another alternative would be to avoid roads and highways that are under construction and being repaved.

Motorcycle Accident Legal Guidance And Support Preparing for road hazards can go a long way toward helping you avoid a crash the next time you ride your motorcycle. However, even when riders obey traffic laws and ride cautiously, they may still be at risk. If you’ve been involved in an accident due to uneven pavement, please don’t hesitate to call Karney Law Firm 877-376-7982. We’re happy to answer any questions and provide support and guidance any way we can. Ride safe. https://www.karneylaw.com/Biker-Blog/

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BANC’s 3rd Annual 50/50 Mileage Run By: Jeanie Hood Carter ach year the Bikers And Needy Children Foundation (BANC) hosts an Annual 50/50 Mileage Run. The event has grown annually and has all the makings of something big! Why? Because participants register at the beginning of the year on specified dates, then they can ride wherever they want, what they want, and with whom they want. At the designated ending date, they return and get their ending mileage read and receive an official participant patch. The rider with the highest mileage wins the money. December 21st marked the ending of the BANC’s 3rd Annual 50/50 Mileage Run. Participants lined up at Cycle Gear in Fayetteville to get their final mileage read and see who would take home the money. One participant came from as far as Virginia to compete and pick up his event patch while others came from surrounding areas as far as Raleigh. Excitement was high as there were some pretty high mileage readings. The winner, Keagan Potter out of Raleigh, NC clocking in at a crazy 22,973 total miles! He was tailed (only slightly) by Stuart Goodall who had a final reading of 22,323 miles! These two were tailed by Brian Mincey with 18,697 miles, Catrina “Cat” Garza with 15,082 and Josh Maurer with a total of 13,571 miles. These were our top 5 participant mileages! There were a number of others with great mileage just not enough to take home the green. All the top

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competitors were vowing they would take home the green in next year’s event and who was buying new tires this year! Some of our participants know they won’t be able to put as many miles on their bikes but, they want the participant patch and to “sweeten the pot” for those who do! It’s a blast to see who wins, meet new people participating, and sling some stories while the miles get added up. Thank you to and to Cycle Gear and all who participated and make this a fun event. Let’s see who shows up for next year’s event BANC will be set up at Cycle Gear, 544 N. McPherson Church Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28303 On March 07 & 14, 2020 or you can contact Bikers And Needy Children Foundation (BANC) via Facebook.


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American Motorcyclist Association Honors 2019 Champions And Award Winners Athletes of the Year, Nicky Hayden AMA Horizon Award winners among those recognized. AMA Press Release Columbus, Ohio -- Dec. 9, 2019 he American Motorcyclist Association honored the 2019 season’s fastest amateur motorcycle racers and top event organizers at the KTM AMA Championship Banquet at the Hilton Columbus Downtown on Saturday, Dec. 7. The AMA sanctions thousands of motorcycle and ATV races each year on dirt, sand, asphalt, ice and snow. The competitors attending the banquet placed in the top three in their classes and are among the elite amateur motorcycle racers in the country. AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman highlighted the importance of those in attendance to the sport. “This night is for the riders, racers and their families who invest emotion, time and money into the sport we all love,” AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman said. “Your dedication and passion are the fuel that powers AMA racing and riding. You are the heart of the most expansive sanctioned motorsports program in the world. Thank you for your commitment to motorcycling in all its forms.” The evening’s program was emceed by Laurette Nicoll and Kevin Kelly. Pat Smage of Elkhorn, Wis., was recognized as the AMA

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Athlete of the Year from AMA National Championship Series competition. He won his 11th AMA/NATC MotoTrials Pro Class championship in 2019. “This is a honor, not just for me, but for the sport of trials in general,” Smage said. “We don’t always get the recognition of the other sports, as they’re much better known. Trials is growing in the [United] States a bit, and we’re trying to take it to the next level. So, I’m glad I could be a part of this.” The Nicky Hayden AMA Horizon Awards were presented to up-and-coming amateur racers in motocross, road racing and flat track who demonstrated the talent, dedication and poise to excel in the professional ranks. The 2019 Nicky Hayden AMA Motocross Horizon Award was presented to Jalek Swoll of Belleview, Fla. The Nicky Hayden AMA Road Race Horizon Award was presented to Blake Davis of Lynchburg, Va. And the Nicky Hayden AMA Flat Track Horizon Award was presented to Trevor Brunner of West Harrison, Ind. AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Nicky Hayden won the first AMA Horizon Award ever presented: the 1997 AMA Dirt Track Horizon Award. The award was re-named in Hayden’s honor in 2017. The 2019 AMA Athlete of the Year from Grand Champion-


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ship events was Brunner. He won 10 races and four class championships at the 2019 AMA Flat Track Grand Championship. “It’s the number one thing I’ve worked for in my entire racing career,” Brunner said. “To earn [this] spot in amateur racing is the pinnacle of what I’ve been working for.” Traci Pickens was named AMA ATV Athlete of the Year. She won her 12th championship in the Grand National Cross Country Series’ WXC ATV Class. “This means the world to me,” Pickens said. “I was just ecstatic to be nominated in this category that is basically a maledominant category. To come out and be awarded this award tonight speaks volumes for women. I’m just so happy I’m a part of racing.... I hope this award inspires women to follow their dreams and continue on with their goals in life.” Mikayla Nielsen of Riverside, Calif., was named the AMA Female Racer of the Year. She won the Girls (11-16) Class title at the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship and has clinched two class championships in the AMA Grand Prix National Championship Series. “This means a lot to me,” Nielsen said. “This was my first year competing at Loretta Lynn’s, and I claimed a title there.... I didn’t think I was going to be nominated, but then I got nominated and I was super pumped about that. Then hearing them say my name, it was really cool going up there on stage.” Paul Krause of Irvine, Calif., was named AMA Vet/Senior Racer of the Year. He claimed the Senior (40+) Class championship in the AMA National Hare and Hound Series and

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competed on the Elizabeth Scott Community team at the 2019 FIM International Six Days Enduro. “Thank you very much for this honor,” Krause said in a recorded video segment, as he was was not able to be in attendance. “When I first heard I was nominated for [AMA Vet/ Senior Racer of the Year], I couldn’t believe it. So, I did what everyone does and consulted Google. After reading about the nomination, I was truly humbled to be recognized as an elite racer, especially among the group of other nominated riders.” The 2019 AMA Youth Racer of the Year was Joseph Cunningham of Murray City, Ohio. He won the YXC1 Super Mini Senior (14-15) Class title in the Grand National Cross Country Series, an AMA National Championship. “I’m kind of speechless,” Cunningham said. “Last year, I won the last two races of the year, worked hard in the off season and came out and won the first couple races of this year.” During the evening’s banquet, the top-three finishers were recognized from seven regional championships and 24 national championships, representing all disciplines of AMAsanctioned competition. In addition to title sponsor KTM, these companies also sponsored the AMA Championship Banquet: MyLaps Sports Timing, Cobra Moto and Federal Motorcycle Transport. Other supporters included Shoei, Dainese, Dunlop, Liberty Sport, Maxima Racing Oils and Nelson-Rigg.


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Twisted Covenant MSC Brings Christmas To CAPC Story by Billy “Bulldog” Dagenhart Photo by Alan Dockery

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Saturday morning as members and guests of Twisted Covenant MSC (TCMSC) gathered to load a pickup with toys, clothes, bicycles and food, then threw our legs over our sleds (bikes) all to share the Christmas spirit with two families we had never met. Children’s Advocacy & Protection Center of Catawba County along with the Ladies of Twisted got things started a few months back and saw that we would make this a Christmas to remember, not only for us, but all those involved. We arrived at CAPC lead by “Rudolph”, a bunch of motorcycles and there he was, Santa and Mrs. Claus on a Harley Tri Glide making a grand entrance. It didn’t take long for the kids to know that the Big Guy was on the scene! Twisted Covenant is just that - always there to lend a helping and caring hand to those in need. It is what our goal and mission and will always be. We want to be viewed as a positive part of our community because we are blessed with all we have. Every year this seems to grow and get bigger, more

participation, more gifts and sharing with more families. We had the pleasure to have some support this year from Immortalz MC and Six Keepers VMC who all helped us in sharing the joy and the experience. So, thank you guys. This was our biggest year to date and may they all get bigger and better! We want to thank Doc and The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine for their continued support of all the area clubs, bikers, and all of the events and good things going on in our area. Great job guys, and we hope to see ya again next year as Twisted will continue to give back to the community.


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Luke Heafner’s Biltwell People’s Champ Bike Show Build

Photos and Interview by: Lincoln Infield uke Heafner of Iron Horse Motorcycles in Monroe, NC has coming June. This is a chance for some local/unknown bike been riding his whole life. He recalls “riding to work as builders to get some international spotlight. Luke’s shovelhead early as 3 years old on his [father’s] ’68 Shovel head” chopper passed muster each round and by the time I got a and being “just tall enough to reach up and hold on to the gas chance to get a chat with him the final results were only a few caps”. Iron Horse Motorcycles is a family business that he hours from being announced. started at sweeping the floors and worked his way up through Luke said that he draws his inspiration from “Early the service department. Easyrider magazines and just the culture of the time period I’ve known Luke for a few years and would run into him at and seeing stuff built from the ‘70’s. Obviously the movie the CBA Swap Meet, AMCA Southern “Easyrider” and the whole era of the late National or the Smoke out and have ‘60’s and early ‘70’s. That time period a quick chat with him. His first full will always stand as my favorite of all the build, a beautiful pan head chopper was bikes ever built”. This is totally evident featured in Easyriders magazine and in the chopper that he is building for the The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine. Biltwell People’s Champ Bike Show. This I had been following him on IG ( @ chopper will be powered by a ’67 H-D luke_the-drifter ) and when he anShovelhead Engine bored out to be an 84” nounced his most recent build made stroker with all S&S internals and heads. the top 25 in the voting for the Biltwell The 1953 Panhead wishbone frame is People’s Champ Bike Show I was super raked 4 degrees from stock and is riding stoked for him and wanted to know a invader wheels. “I’ve always wanted to little more about what he had going on. build a bike with Invader wheels. Every This is a big deal, The Biltwell People’s bike I have ever build has had your typical Champ Bike Show started off this past 40 spoke wheels. Finally there is two difNovember with a field of 125 bikes and ferent companies remaking these wheels. online voting. The top 6 bikes out of I have always wanted an 18 inch rear, the field would be invited to compete everyone is always doing 16’s so I did for the 2020 Biltwell People’s Champ an 18” rear and a 21” front, so that was a the Friday night before Born Free 12 lifetime goal that I always wanted to do.” Motorcycle Show in Silverado CA this Click Baldwin’s Chopper With The Dracula Tank

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was a well-known owner of Carolina Harley-Davidson in Gastonia, NC and personal friend of Luke. Luke’s choppers are built to ride and that takes a bit of extra consideration in his case. “If you haven’t noticed, I’m 6’5”, I’m a little different size than most people out there riding choppers”, he says. This and other conditions have made him modify parts such as forward controls, brake linkage, pipes and more to fit his riding needs. “But it’s been a lot of fun” Luke adds. After the bike show Luke plans on putting some serious miles on the chopper. “It’s technically being built as a show bike, but then again, it’s not. Because as soon as that show is over, I might take off the next day, ride 300 miles and leave it outside and it might get rained on. I’m not worried about that, cause at the end of the day, the fun comes from putting miles on it, not from putting it in a show.” Luke went on to say “I have already bought a new duffle bag. I plan on doing a lot of trips this summer and this’ll be the bike that it’ll happen on. Hopefully you will see

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The tank on this build is a real jewel and is what the bike is being built around. Luke explained, “It all started last summer, through some conversations with Diane Baldwin, who is the wife of the late Click Baldwin who passed away several years ago. This gas tank was actually the first tank from his first ever Harley chopper that he built in around 1972. He repainted the bike about a year later, took the tank off and it sat for the next 45 years. I

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it all over the states this year.” A few hours after the interview the results of the People’s Champ Voting was announced and Luke’s chopper made the top 6 and solidified a spot at the Biltwell People’s Champ Bike Show. Congratulations man! The chopper wasn’t all the way finished at the time of the interview, but Luke has a good handle on the build and has until June to get it all buttoned up. To keep up with the progress make sure you follow Luke on IG ( @luke_the_drifter ). To see the whole interview check out our YouTube channel (fullthrottlemagazine) and our website FullThrottleMagazine.com. We will be posting it shortly after this magazine hits the streets!


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What You Think? Bro and Bro-ettes, irst off, how are you doing with the New Year? Did you make any changes that you have kept? Or have you gone back to your old ways? A lot of things have happened in my life over the past year, some good, some bad. But it’s not about that. It’s how we handle things and what we do about them and move on. We probably think that some of the things we’ve done are too bad for God to love and forgive us. Hey! There is nothing we can do that’s too bad for God. God knew you were going to do it before you did. All you have to do is ask for forgiveness. God is a loving God. When

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we get saved, our sins are forgiven as far as the east is from the west. Don’t let anyone tell you they’re better than you, because we are all the same in God’s eyes. Stop letting people get the best of you and taking away your joy. The highest rank we can have is serving Him. All you have to do is ask for forgiveness, get saved and live for the Lord. You need to get your light shining and get out and do what the Lord tells you to do and quit listening to others. Just remember, it’s not where you go to church, where you set up at, or how many tracts you give out or how many people you feed. It’s about going out and loving people and talking to them about Jesus. All you have to do is be there for them and show them the love of Jesus. James 4:14 “Yet, you do not ever know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are like a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.” If you’re not saved, now is the time. Don’t wait. Do it now, then you’ll know where you’ll be tomorrow. In His Wind, Ms. Pat


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Women’s Freedom Ride Rally By: WildThing Photos: Harel Rintzler 019 marked a courageous departure from past rides for Karen Collins and her companions involved in the Women’s Freedom Ride. Challenged by lady riders in Australia, the 2019 event attempted to best the Aussie’s record for the most women riders on one ride. The added spice for the American women, is that the event was also to raise funds for military charities. The stage was set in Topeka Kansas for June 13-15, 2019, with groups of women riding in from all corners of the United States to this central location. It was a great success, impressing the citizens of Topeka with a huge volume of lady motorcyclists filling all available hotel rooms in the area, having a banquet, local guided tour rides, and an end of rally party. The women came from all over the USA, including Hawaii and Alaska, some came from Canada, Mexico, and as far away as Norway! The highlight was the all-women ride at

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the Heartland Motorsports Park where 750 riders participated. They were able to set an American record, but fell shy of the world record. As in past years, The Women’s Freedom Ride, and this year the Rally, had a secondary purpose to fundraise for the Spartan Alliance, a military non-profit organization to provide a track wheelchair for a wounded female veteran. They also were able to provide funds for an all-expense paid retreat for veterans and their caregivers. One hundred percent of all funds raised goes to the veterans and caretakers. The Women’s Freedom Ride organization started back in 2013 to help veterans and bring awareness to the impact women riders have in the motorcycle community. The event is to promote, encourage, and show support for all women riders, regardless of the brand name of their ride. After all, women riders have been (part of) the largest growth in motorcycling since 2004 and riding in groups is an empowering source for these ladies. Karen Collins, the CEO and proud founder of Women’s Freedom Ride, said, “It’s a sisterhood. It’s like we know each other, we love each other, we care about each other, and that’s family.” The Women’s Freedom Ride is proud to announce that the next cross country ride will start on Saturday, June 6th, 2020, in North Charleston, South Carolina. All women riders are welcome to join in at any point, whether for a few hours, or a few days. (Sorry guys, but this is a women’s ride.) They will be spending time riding in the Black Hills of South Dakota, “Come join us for two days of riding while we are hosted by Black Hills Harley-Davidson! The Devils Tower, Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, the Needles Hwy ... all those beautiful rides in the Black Hills with your sisters of the road!!”


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Women’s Freedom Ride announced they have chosen two wonderful charities for the 2020 ride: the Infinite Warrior Foundation, and with 22KILL, to help improve the quality of life for our country’s Veterans. If you would like to register to be a part of this amazing event, please email womensfreedomride2020@gmail.com to request registration forms. If you are a business or dealership and would like to be involved in this event, or would like to become a sponsor of the Women’s Freedom Ride, please feel free to contact us for further information at womensfreedomride@gmail.com.

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The Burn Victim - A Pandemonium Budget Build Burned Up, But Not Burned Out

“Treat a man as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he could be, and he will become what he should be.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson By: JSMB ver feel plum burnt out? Out of steam, out of tune, ran ragged? Rode hard and put up wet? That midweek (already on overtime) feeling; thoroughly worked like a dog, with hardly a damned penny to show for it? Sadly enough, many a motorcycle can relate. They take their position nobly, and much like their brave, long-lost relatives; horses, who carried hardened warriors into battle - they are due the respect deserved for the service given. Misfits. Outcasts. Daredevils. Lone Riders. Pack Members. Mavericks. Outliers. Runaways. Freaks. Tough Mothers. Rad Dudes. Rebels. Innovators. That’s the motorcyclist. Our history. Our very foundations. Two-wheeled freedom was originally based on being FREE; free from the ties of society and propriety; and those who dared to grab their freedom like the flag that it was (and is) were the cause of the effect of today’s known chrome-and-leather madness. Which brings us around to the topic at hand: the “burnouts” and “lost causes”. When it comes to motorcycles, we have seen it all; from chrome dripped and black leather-bound beasts to the Ed Roth’in-est rat rods, the motorcycle society puts forth some badass machinery across a very broad performance and aesthetic spectrum. However, if we had a nickel for every time we’ve heard someone dog the genre of motorcycle we’re about to mention, we would have the means to stop turning wrenches and start twisting way more throttle ourselves. Yes, you probably guessed it from the title - We’re referring to the burnouts, the crashed, the “Oh, that thing - motor’s blowed all to hell-s,” the ragged out, the downtrodden - just like those brothers and sisters we all have that are just toeing the edge of giving up hope; the ones who narrowly make it to Friday in time to be reminded why they do it all to begin with. Now, just because a motorcycle is floored doesn’t mean it’s dead and gone; the spirit remains, and with the right mind and the hands to match, it damn sure still has the potential to put

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the Pandemonium in Harley riding, and that, fellow pavement pounders, is the point in this three part article/glimpse into a budget- build. The subjects of wallet-friendly motorcycle building and pandemonium-to-pavement by way of two wheels are two concepts that live symbiotically and drive to the heart of our purpose. We acquired a burned out Sporty for a damned reasonable price after it had been nearly consumed by fire. The bottom line was that the charred Sportster was bought for the use of a hundred-dollar part that could be salvaged and employed on another project. Once the desired piece was pulled, the “Burn Victim” was cast to the dark corners of the storage dungeon below the shop. That was back in early spring of 2019, when riding was swinging back into full action - bikes rolling left and right, up and down breaking out of their caves, fresh from winter rest. Now that the ole Freezemeister has made his way back ‘round and 2020 has been rung in, and the cold months are keeping our service and tire jobs at bay with many iron steeds back asnooze, we’ve had some time on our hands to plot and scheme (perhaps a bit too much?) and plan and contrive - and it has been decided: the Burn Victim shall live! See, in our eyes and from our perspective, that outcast Sportster has just as much potential as any given motorcycle that crosses our garage door. Just as history and media have tried to shade the name of the legendary biker, often casting us as misfits (despite the positivity that can be found in that term), so, many a motorcycle has been appointed that name— “No Good.” Well, much like our human brothers and sisters we care for, enough so that we would reach down and pull them up in whatever way we could, dust them off and try to infuse them with some hope - just like those guys No Motorcycle Shall Be Forgotten. We know that the possibilities for any motorcycle are plethoric if not endless. And, the best part, if you are into saving money, is - IT DOES NOT HAVE TO COST A FORTUNE! It does, however, require you to bring some unique skills to the table when it comes to building a sound, badass, two-wheeled glory machine. And we are going to fill you in on the particulars it takes to successfully rebuild ANY motorcycle.


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Who are we? We are Pandemonium Performance Custom Motorcycles (established April 2015) on South Main Street, Lexington N.C. And here at Pandemonium, we are no strangers to the acceptance of and assistance in restoring misfit, ugly, burned up, crashed-out motorcycles. Pandemonium’s proprietor and master technician, Kary Blaylock, cut his motorcycle teeth on the wide world of Harley Davidson. In fact, with 15+ years of in-depth education and hands-on experience, he quite well knows his way around America’s hog. After seeing the 60’s and 70’s “Chopper Era” of the motorcycling world through child’s eyes, and by somehow miraculously surviving the chaotic teenage years in the 80’s, Kary graduated from the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute in Orlando, Florida. Upon returning to his childhood hometown, he was soon hired by Don Tilley at Tilley Harley Davidson of Salisbury (an institution steeped in organic motorcycle history itself). Apprenticing under the guidance of Master Technicians, Kary soon obtained the title of Master Technician himself. During his time as a Master Technician, Kary stored in his massive memory banks, a veritable library of knowledge about the Harley Davidson motorcycle (especially in the department of performance). After ten years of putting his knowledge to work in the service department of Tilley’s in Salisbury, Kary decided to bring his prowess and experience to a business venture all his own and coming from a long line of entrepreneurs and motorcycle maniacs, it seemed destiny was taking over. Surely, you’ve gathered now that Pandemonium Performance Custom Motorcycles specializes in all things Harley Davidson. It is true that it is hard to go wrong with dealership work (done by professionals who are vigorously trained). This is why Kary Blaylock of Pandemonium uses standards no less than those used by Harley-Davidson service members. Given his history, training, and experience, it is obvious why Pandemonium has remained “brand committed”. This is not due to an archetypal prejudice, but to preference, firstly, and secondly, to the understanding that there is a specific quality to a “brand committed” trade (especially in the motorcycle industry). When it comes to servicing/wrenching on/or restoring Harleys, it is all about bringing the right stuff to the table. Bringing the Right Stuff to the Table The crew here at Pandemonium knows all about “bringing the right stuff”. You buy a Harley as a personal and financial investment; so naturally you would want it performing at its peak condition, and at Pandemonium, that is our top prior-

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ity. Dealerships stress the importance of authorized-service which is what is given unequivocally at Pandemonium. We know the crucial nature of quality to enjoying the full measure of the two-wheel freedom. The bike must be sound. Whether the work is done by you yourself, your dealership, or your local independent shop like ours, you (and every rider) want your machine treated with utmost TLC. That is why trust is the number one objective. If you are going to undertake ANY aftermarket work on your own motorcycle, you must have a certain level of trust within yourSELF; otherwise, you are challenged with leaving your bike in the hands of another, and it is paramount to get some trust built. At any shop, you ought to be greeted by your technician as well as seen off by your technician. It is a conversation and an analysis together. That’s why at Pandemonium, we thoroughly enjoy having our customers back to the shop area to discuss with them all of the particulars concerning their motorcycles. Continued On Page #42


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The Burn Victim - Pt. 1 Continued From Page #41 This lets us get on a more personal and communicative level and gives us the ability to understand our customers’ needs with clarity while having them involved in the process. It often takes some in-depth interaction to come to a plan of how to get the best result. Again, whether servicing your own, or having your favorite tech do it, bringing the attitude that it is “more than just an oil change” is crucial. At Pandemonium, we believe wholeheartedly that it is “much more than a mere fluid flush”. We hang our hats on going through an extensive servicing list which follows H-D specs (down to the torques), utilizing their mile-interval servicing specifications. The customer, and the bike - the one who puts in the miles on behalf of our freedom deserve nothing less. Pandemonium Performance believes in the constant evolving of skills. As technology morphs life in every corner, we know we have to keep adding to our skill set and bringing the best to our patrons. It really helps to have access to true Harley-Davidson technical advice; often there are small innovations, little things that the average bro wouldn’t possibly know when trying to slap his bike back together. Evolving expertise is a part of the Pandemonium mindset along with a long look back at those past iron heroes of the road to see just what they are made of down deep... Budget Building — back to the “burnout”: There are a bazillion reasons for taking on a ‘budget build’; the obvious one has mostly to do with sparing you some bread. Besides saving money, if you decide to take on the project of rebuilding a motorcycle, starting from a blank slate, you will find many a golden opportunity laid out before you. You are going to expand your motorcycle knowledge exponentially from precisely how an engine works to how a transmission is perfectly put together. And that is by no means the end of the wisdom you will glean. If you’re contemplative, you may even find you understand your machine in a way that only YOU can. (THAT is a whole ‘nother article, though…) With a budget-build you have the potential to craft something that was not available from the factory; something totally custom (and isn’t that the name of the game, anyway? From day one? To be different?..). The possibilities for that “difference” seem to stretch on the road to infinity - Chopper, Cafe-Racer, Bobber, Grandpa Sleeper, Flat-Tracker, DirtRipper, Bagger, Cruiser, Bruiser,….you get the idea. And if all goes to plan and it is done by the right hands, you can climb on with ease, and rumble to life knowing you can fully rely on your machine. There is an inexpressible peace found in rolling down the road knowing that every single piece on your bike has not only met your personal approval, but may have even been hand-built and modified by the person who’s most interested in looking out for your welfare, happiness, and safety. Here at Pandemonium, we have plenty of experience in budget builds; not only by way of customer, but from personal projects. Back in 2010, Kary and his father, Country Blaylock,


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brought their forces together to build a hell of a project bike, ironically, another burn victim, which began life as a 2009 Dyna Fatbob prior to its consumption in fire. The Blaylock boys kept the budget under six grand, producing a drag bike with 162 BHP and 171 ftlbs of torque. In just under four months of wrenching and building, the drag bike finally hit the strip, performing runs in the low 6’s on the eighth mile. The boys are back at it again this winter season, building a badass three-wheeler that melts the tread off the two rears and stands the front end up straighter than the glorious American Flag’s pole! With a power-punch engine mounted to the frame, a bolt on trike-tail, custom rear body, and killer paint job, this will be yet another old clunker refurbished to a drop-dead looker which performs like a scalded dog. As you can see, in our shop, a burned up, crashed out bike has more potential than you can shake a stick at. We can’t wait to see what this gnarled up ole Sporty will transmogrify into! As you can see, under our roof (and yours, too, if you bring the right stuff to the table) the scope of possibilities is rather infinite. Whether you decide to have a local, independent shop like Pandemonium do your project or you take the beastly challenge on yourself, keep all the previous points in mind. Bring it to the table and execute with your knowledge and creative inspiration. Trust the one who sees the potential and has the hands to make it work. Not one soul is promised a tomorrow; live free, fast and loud right now! Transforming your two-wheeled monster into a chromed out, aesthetically pleasing eye-candy is one thing; but max engine performance is another. If you ever find yourself in Pandemonium’s neck of the woods, swing on through and let’s talk Pandemonium to pavement. After all, it is winter—the best time of the year for projects such as these.

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When Old Parts Find The Right Bike Story and photos by Alan Dockery was at the annual meeting of the Blue Ridge Chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America in January. You can imagine the cool old motorcycles, cars, trucks and vans that were there. We meet in a member’s shop where dozens of Flatheads, Panheads and Shovels, from stock original paint to wild choppers, sit in rows. I know the stories behind some of those machines. I stand there admiring most of them and wish the motorcycles could tell me the stories of the miles they have seen on America’s roads. Well, one of the first hands I shook Saturday was of Chan Hatley who lives in Locust, NC just a few miles from our meeting and serves as chapter coordinator helping get things done. He walked me over to a nice white 1968 HarleyDavidson FLH showing 54,659 miles. Then asked me to check out the fairing that was not the standard H-D model. The fairing is a Wixom Brothers made in Long Beach, California. Chan bought it years ago at a swap meet. One of those things we all do because we might need it someday.

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“I was at the Sunshine Chapter Meet down in Florida several years ago. I saw this fairing for sale and knew it was different,” Chan said. “I knew it was not a Harley fairing. It had a tag showing Wixom Brothers. A sixties accessory. I bought it. I think I gave the man thirty dollars for it. I didn’t have a motorcycle to put it on but liked the fairing.” “Well, “Hound Dog” was at my house after he had bought this bike. The light came on when I saw it. I mentioned I have a black and white fairing that would look good on that bike and pretty sure it came off of a Harley,” Chan said. “I’ll donate the fairing to you, and you can use it as long as you own the bike. If you sell that bike, then give the fairing back to me.” Even though the fairing has a slight European look, the paint was obviously a match, too. The black graphics seem to match from fairing to gas tank. “Hound Dog’ lives in Stanley, NC, also only a few miles away and lets his son Wyatt ride this bike. They’ve had it about four months. I think the miles showing are original and the paint is, too. There are no signs of being repainted. Sweet machine. “I was on the Floyd Virginia Ride,” Hound Dog said. “John Gushen, a guy I was friends with from Maryland, owned and was riding this bike that weekend. I had no inclination to buy another motorcycle. We got to talking and he wanted to sell it,


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so I bought it.” “We were at Chan’s house looking at another bike to copy the seat brackets to mount the style I wanted. That’s when Chan proposed the fairing to us. My son rides this bike and agreed it looks cool. When we got home the fairing mounted right up. Fell right in place on that bike,” Hound Dog said. “A week later I was talking to John (the seller) and told him what we had done with the bike. I sent him a picture. John replied, “You ain’t going to believe this, but when I bought that bike it had a fairing just like that with it.” “Kind of strange, but cool,” “Hound Dog” said. “Well, John gets off the phone and starts zooming in on the picture. Then he sees the Harley decals and flags and realizes this is exactly like what he had. Told him where I got the fairing from, Chan. John and Chan got to talking and realized they were at the same swap meet years ago,” Hound Dog said. So, to recap, Chan bought the fairing that was originally on this bike in Florida and brought it back to North Carolina. Little John goes back to Maryland. Years later, “Hound Dog” meets John on a ride and buys the bike and brings it to North Carolina. When “Hound Dog” goes to Chan’s house to copy a seat bracket, Chan gives him the fairing. They put it all together and now the fairing is back on the bike it started with 52 years ago! You can’t make this kind of story up. Local AMCA member Bob Allen bought and still has the original tour pack, too. I had to ask Little John for his part of the story. “I bought the bike in early 2015,” Little John said. “I saw it

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on Cycle Trader. It was close to my house, so I took cash out and headed over to see it. The bike wasn’t running. The seller said he got it from his Grandmother. Another old dead Harley. Well, the seller was in the military and about to be deployed to Iraq. He said he wanted it to go to a good home in case he didn’t make it back. And like most old bikes there were extra parts with it. He even had the original title from 1968,” Once they cleaned it up realized it is an original paint bike. Instead of selling for a small profit, John decided to fix up, title and keep the 1968 FLH to go with his other old bikes. But, like so many, he didn’t ride it and thought about selling. Years ago, at the Sunshine Chapter Meet, the fairing and tour pack were sold. A couple years later John and Kathy moved to North Carolina. He updated the registration and made the bike legal. John took the bike on one run last year, the Floyd Run. It was the first time and only time he really rode the bike. “Hound Dog” bought it there. So, guys who had initially met over parts are now friends who ride together with other local AMCA members. You can see this machine and many other cool old bikes at the AMCA Southern National Meet at Denton Farm Park May 15 & 16 this year. There will be hundreds of parts vendors and lots of bikes for sale so you can start your own old bike adventures and stories.


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Hells Angels MC Fayetteville, NC The Gift Of Giving

Angels Motorcycle Club, Fayetteville, NC hosted a celebration of giving on Sunday, December 22, 2019. The guests of honor; over one hundred local children, awaiting an individualized meeting with Santa. The local supporting motorcycle clubs and neighboring chapters were also in attendance to greet Santa, celebrate giving and to help out for the day. Team 81 had many welcome mats out for everyone in attendance. They provided the food for the day, and a host of free supplies for the children and their families’ including a tent with clothing and a long stretched table filled with grocery items. His Laboring Few gave a heartwarming welcome. The ministry started the celebration off with a lesson about Jesus Christ being a gift to each of us. The kids enjoyed the story. Next, the children had a birthday party for Jesus. The tables were ells

decorated with birthday flare. The party gift bags read, “Happy Birthday Jesus!” They enjoyed themselves and ate plenty but managed to leave just enough room for birthday cupcakes! Meanwhile, Santa had arrived with elves in toe, accompanied by a whole lot of bikers. As it turned out, HAMC had coordinated with Santa and the local MC’s. Each MC had been given Santa wish lists’ for about 10 needy children. So these clubs were bringing in all their gifts. The entire back lawn was covered with bags of toys, each bag labeled for a specific child. It was an awe inspiring view as each elf was working to organize and arrange the day’s events. Everything was set, with Santa in his chair. There were no sugarplums, but toys and gifts were everywhere. It was obvious that Santa Claus had checked his list, way more than twice. He knew all the gifts and even who got a bike. It was obvious that an immense amount of planning and effort had taken place prior to this day. The program was awesome from start to finish. And, the children’s smiling faces were the kind of smiles that keep your heart warm! Reflecting on the event with Santa, he said one of the most important pieces of the day involved bikers assisting as elves. It’s busy this time of year, and he was most grateful for the clubs, bikers and everyone that pitched in. He said we all know that bikers make the best elves; they have a lot of practice. Bikers are doing good things in their communities all year long. He also added that Hells Angels MC wanted to express their appreciation for all the brotherhood and community efforts that had taken place, not only today, but during the entire year! Everyone is excited about 2020; with plans already in the works for brotherhood, unity and community outreach.


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Baxter’s Tavern

Belinda Harris (aka Ms. B) and Baxter (the dog) opened Baxter’s Tavern June 1st, 2019 with intention of continuing the openair bike – beach feel that had been started years before. We did a few minor changes to the interior with an industrial retro feel. The open-air concept with the beautiful shade trees is most definitely still there and utilized during concerts on the enormous stage. Throttle Thursdays with $1 off domestics is for all bikers to ride out and enjoy the beautiful grounds. Street rods and classic cars are encouraged to ride out, too. We have always had a fascination with beautiful cars and bikes. Owning Baxter’s give us the opportunity to open up the property and share it with everyone that enjoys it as much as we do. Live music every weekend keeps things lively. We have all types of music ennis and

from country rock, tribute bands, rock to beach music. Food trucks come out when large crowds attend so come hungry. Of course, we have our “soon to be famous” Baxter’s (mobile) Bar for large concerts. Dennis and I have always volunteered throughout our career in the towing industry. We want to make a point to donate our time and efforts for great causes that brings good back to our communities. Baxter’s Tavern is a great location for rides (easy on and off the highway) lots of parking, huge advertising signage and more. We would like to thank everyone for making us feel so welcome. Please come out and enjoy Baxter’s. Maybe Baxter will be there for you to enjoy and play a round of fetch. Baxter’s Tavern: Thurs - Sunday 4pm-? 530 Farragut St. Greensboro, NC. 336-273-3475


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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!!

face me and admit this is a falsehood? Remember, you will be forgiven, and, in your heart, you will feel glory. Now stand and confess your transgression.” Again, all was quiet. Then slowly, a drop-dead gorgeous blonde with a body that would stop traffic rose from the third pew. Her head was bowed, and her voice quivered as she spoke, “Reverend there has been a terrible misunderstanding. I never said you were a member of the Ku Klux Klan. I simply told a couple of my friends that you were a wizard under the sheets.” The preacher fell to his knees, his wife fainted, and the congregation roared.

If you sit down to enjoy a hot cup of coffee, then your boss will ask you to do something that will last until the coffee is cold.

“You came home early from your date,” John observed to his roommate. “What happened?” “Well,” said the roommate, “after dinner she invited me up to her apartment. We had a couple of drinks and she put on some soft music. Then she reached over and turned out the lights.” “So, what next?” asked John, eyebrows raised. “I can take a hint,” said his roommate. “I came home.”

In San Diego to work with military linguists, my colleague and I checked into a hotel and ordered a 5 a.m. wake-up call. The next morning, the phone didn’t ring until 5:30. “You were supposed to call us at 5 a.m.!” I admonished the desk clerk on the other end of the line. “What if I had to close a ¬million-dollar contract this morning? Your oversight would have cost me the deal!” “Sir,” he said calmly, “if you had to close that type of deal, I doubt you’d be staying in this type of hotel.”

A guy was in a bar drinking beer. He would finish his beer, pull out his wallet and look at a picture of his wife, order another beer take out his wallet and looks at a picture of his wife. He did this several times, finally, the bartender asks, why after you finish a beer you take out your wallet and look at a picture of your wife. The guy says as soon as she starts looking better to me, I go home.

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I just got off the phone with a friend in Grand Lake Colorado. He said that since early this morning the snow has been nearly waist high and is still falling. The temperature is dropping below zero and the north wind is increasing, and his wife has done nothing but look through the kitchen window. He says that if it gets much worse, he may have to let her in….

A man came through my lane at the grocery store with a jug of wine and a bouquet of roses for Valentine’s Day. But before paying, he set the two items aside and said, “I’ll be right back.” He ran off, only to return a minute later with a second jug of wine and another bouquet of roses. “Two girlfriends?” I asked. “No,” he said. “Just one really angry one.” Roger, who was 19 years old, was buying an expensive bracelet, to surprise his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day, at a very smart jeweler’s shop in Myrtle Beach SC. The jeweler inquired, ‘Would you like your girlfriend’s name engraved on it?’ Roger thought for a moment, grinned, then answered, “No, instead engrave ‘To my one and only love’.” The jeweler smiled and said, “Yes, sir; how very romantic of you.” Roger retorted with a glint in his eye, “Not exactly romantic, but very practical. This way, if we break up, I can use it again.” An Alabama preacher said to his congregation, “Someone in this congregation has spread a rumor that I belong to the Ku Klux Klan. This is a horrible lie and one that a Christian community cannot tolerate. I am embarrassed and do not intend to accept this. Now, I want the party who did this to stand and ask forgiveness from God and this Christian Family.” No one moved. The preacher continued, “Do you have the nerve to

An older woman runs into her friend at the mall. “You’re not going to believe this,” she said. “I found an old lamp the other day. I rubbed it and a genie popped out. He explained that genies don’t give three wishes anymore, but he did offer me a choice between one of two wishes. He could give me a better memory or turn my husband into the greatest lover ever.” “Tough choice,” said her friend. “Which one did you choose?” “That’s the thing. I can’t remember.” Seems a guy cruises thru a stop sign and gets pulled over by a local policeman. Guy hands the cop his driver’s license, insurance verification, plus his 
concealed carry permit. “Okay, Mr. Smith,” the cop says, “I see you have a concealed carry permit. Are you carrying today?” “Yes, I am” “Well then, better tell me what you got.” Smith says, “Well, I got a .357 revolver in my inside coat pocket. There’s 
a 9mm semi-auto in the glove box. And, I’ve got a .22 magnum derringer in my right boot.” “Okay,” the cop says. “Anything else?” “Yeah, back in the trunk, there’s an AR15 and a shotgun. That’s about 
it.” “Mr. Smith, are you on your way to or from a gun range?”

“Nope.” “Well then, what are you afraid of?” “Not a damn thing.”

Our doctor’s office called to let my husband know that the results from his blood tests came back and he was just fine. That didn’t suit my husband. “What’s my cholesterol level?” he asked. “Mr. Crocker, you are just fine,” insisted the nurse. “Still, I’d like you to mail me the results.” A few days later, he received a postcard from the doctor’s office. It read, “Mr. Crocker, you are just fine!” A therapist has a theory that couples who make love once a day are the happiest. So, he tests it at a seminar by asking those assembled, “How many people here make love once a day?” Half the people raise their hands, each of them grinning widely. “Once a week?” A third of the audience members raise their hands, their grins a bit less vibrant. “Once a month?” A few hands tepidly go up. Then he asks, “OK, how about once a year?” One man in the back jumps up and down, jubilantly waving his hands. The therapist is shocked—this disproves his theory. “If you make love only once a year,” he asks, “why are you so happy?” The man yells, “Today’s the day!”


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New Screamin’ Eagle® 131 Crate Engine Offers Big Power Upgrade For Harley-Davidson® Touring Motorcycles The Biggest, Most Powerful Street-Compliant Engine Harley-Davidson Has Ever Created arley-Davidson offers power-hungry street riders a new performance option with the introduction of the Screamin’ Eagle® Milwaukee-Eight® 131 Crate Engine for Touring model motorcycles. The new 131 cubic inch (2147cc) V-Twin delivers the biggest, most powerful street-compliant engine Harley-Davidson has ever created*. The Screamin’ Eagle 131 is a bolt-in replacement for 2017-later model HarleyDavidson Touring motorcycles originally equipped with a Milwaukee-Eight Oil-Cooled or TwinCooled™ engine, designed to run at high RPM and provide a significant boost of torque from cruising speed. Riders of many late-model Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycles will experience commanding performance from the moment the throttle is cracked open on the Screamin’ Eagle 131 engine, performance backed by the assurance of a factory limited warranty.

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“Our adrenaline-seeking riders asked for thrilling power and torque with reliability,” said Harley-Davidson Product Manager James Crean. “The Screamin’ Eagle 131 Crate Engine delivers exactly that. Developed by the Screamin’ Eagle performance team and factory-assembled at Harley-Davidson Powertrain Operations to ensure the highest quality standards, this high-performance engine is genuine Harley-Davidson.” This street-ready performance engine features H-D’s finest Screamin’ Eagle components. The Screamin’ Eagle 131 engine combines the 4.5-inch stroke of the Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine with new 4.31-inch bore cylinders with a patented design. Milwaukee-Eight Extreme Ported four-valve cylinder heads are CNC-ported and fitted with 1mm larger-diameter valves to optimize air/fuel flow and velocity and feature fully machined combustion chambers shaped to optimize combustion efficiency. The engine is completed with a high-lift SE8-517 camshaft and high-performance cam bearing, high-compression (10.7:1) forged pistons, a 64mm throttle body and intake manifold, and high-flow (5.5-grams per second) fuel injectors. It’s a combination that produces 131 ft-lb of torque and 121 horsepower at the rear wheel when paired with Screamin’ Eagle® Street Cannon mufflers. Each Screamin’ Eagle 131 engine is detailed with 131 Stage IV badging on the cylinder heads and timer cover. The engine is available in a choice of two finish treatments to match original motorcycle styling or a custom direction – Black and Chrome or Black and Gloss Black. There are also versions of the engine to fit motorcycles originally equipped with an oil-cooled Milwaukee-Eight engine and those equipped with the Twin-Cooled™ Milwaukee-Eight engine. The Screamin’ Eagle 131 engine is eligible for Custom Coverage under the motorcycle’s factory 24-month vehicle limited warranty when dealer-installed by an authorized H-D Dealer within 60 days of vehicle purchase, and is otherwise backed by a 12-month limited warranty. The Screamin’ Eagle Milwaukee-Eight 131 Crate Engine ($6,195.00 oil cooled, $6,395 Twin-Cooled) fits 2017-later model Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycles originally equipped with either a Milwaukee-Eight Oil-Cooled or Twin-Cooled engine. It does not fit Trike models. Installation may require the separate purchase of additional components, depending on motorcycle model. All Complete fitment models require additional purchase information can be found of ECM recalibration with Screamin’ on H-D.com. Eagle Pro Street Tuner for proper installation.


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