January 2022 - Issue #282

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Table Of Contents Issue 282

Lumbee Racing Hosts Twist For Tots Toy Drive

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31 st Annual Conover School Toy Run

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Josh Carpenter’s Grape Chola

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Dale’s Wheels Through Time Raffle Day

January 2022

Happy New Year! Letter From The Editor.....................................................5 Cover Story - Outer Banks Bike Week.............................6 Cruisin’ Calendar..............................................................8 Quotable Quote................................................................10 Thunderzone....................................................................11 Almost Perfect 1968 Triumph Daytona.............................12 Lumbee Racing Hosts Twist for Tots Toy Drive................14 His Laboring Few Toy Run ..............................................16 Murphey’s 27th Annual Toy Run........................................18 15th Annual Barry “Ole Dog” Glenn Memorial Toy Run.....20 31st Annual Conover School Toy Run...............................22 Batchelor’s Tavern 28th Annual Toy Run...........................24 1st Annual Pickens County SC Toys For Tots Toy Run.....26 Indian Motorcycle Moves To High Point Location.............28 2nd Annual Guardians Of The Children Toy Run...............30 Biker Trash Nation Toy Drive............................................32 Carolinas’ Biker Lawyers Bike Feature.............................34 26th Annual Gaston County Toy Run For Kids..................36 Frosty Balls Ride..............................................................38 41st Annual Anderson, SC Toy Parade..............................40 New Beginnings...............................................................42 35th Annual Bikers Of Gaston County Toy Run.................44 Virtual Bike Show.............................................................46 Twisted Covenant MSC Wins Award................................48 13th Annual Cleveland Co. CBA Ride To The Shelters.....50 36th Annual Greenville, County SC ABATE Toy Run.........52 ABATE Of Oconee County Annual Toy Run.....................54 Operation Ride Home At Baxters Tavern..........................56 Dale’s Wheels Through Time 19th Annual Raffle Day.......58 Hot Dog And Bake Sale Fundraiser For JR McGinnis......60 People & Places...............................................................64 Spokes & Jokes................................................................66


Letter From The Editors ell here we are.

Mark Infield

Founder - Ride In Peace 12/06/1949 - 7/02/2021

Molly “WildThing” Infield Executive Editor / Financial Officer Molly@FullThrottleMagazine.com

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Sales Staff Lincoln, Alan, Scott, Crystal T, Christian, Rose, Lloyd, Elwin, Anthony, Gary, Trisha, David, Bill, Len, Pam, Megan, Tracey, John, Rob

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We made it through 2021 and we have a fresh new year to start over with. Here at the Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine the new year is always a good thing. We look back on the great times and the awesome events we went to. There’s always a few laughs and inside jokes that come along with a weekend with your riding buddies. We ended this year with some really huge toy runs and Christmas benefits, and ya know what…That says a lot about bikers. No matter how rough the year was, we still managed to bring joy to others, which in turn brings joy to us. We are lucky to live in the Carolinas and have such a great riding community. Now as we stare straight into a new year, we have a whole new rally season and epic events to look forward to. Make sure to get those bike repairs and upgrades taken care of and let’s be ready to burn up the roads in the spring when the weather starts to turn warmer. There are still a lot of great events coming up in January, just look at our Crusin’ Calendar that comes after the Cover Story in each issue. New Year’s Day rides, parties, open houses, birthday parties, rides and more start the year 2022. We have the Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine 23rd Attempt, Almost A Tradition – Pre-Daytona, Valentine’s Day Party and Oyster Roast - THE FEAR OF FEBRUARY PARTY, coming up on February 12, 2022. Double D Burnout Saloon in Kernersville, NC is our host again this year and it’s sure to be a good time. Put it on your calendar and let’s party. Speaking of warmer weather, the 20th Anniversary Outer Banks Bike Week is coming up April 16-24th and it’s gonna be awesome. Come out and party with the Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine at Outer Banks Harley-Davidson. Check out the cover story on page 5 for more details. I’m not big on lofty New Year’s resolutions, but the traditional New Year’s Resolution at the Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine is to get out of the office and ride more. We achieve that resolution, and make sure to renew the vow each year. Remember, if you are looking for somewhere to ride, check out the Cruisin’ Calendar in this magazine or on our website, FullThrottleMagazine.com, to see what all is going on in your neighborhood. If you have an event coming up, send it to us and let’s work together to make it the best event you’ve ever had. Hope to see ya out there.

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BIKE WEEK January day that lacks the warmth of rally season event weather, I want you to close your eyes for a moment and imagine the warm coastal sunshine and salt air on your face as you ride the beautiful Outer Banks Coastline. That’s right, soak it up for a minute…now…open your eyes and mark your calendar for April 16-24 cause you don’t want to miss out on the 20th Anniversary Outer Banks Bike Week. The Outer Banks Bike Week has everything you want in a bike rally: Babes, Bikes, Live Music, Vendors, Multiple Rally Locations, Demo Rides, Night Life, Bike Shows and Guided Rides. Take all that and throw in the rich history of North Carolinas’ Outer Banks and absolutely gorgeous coastline and you have one hell of a party for you and your mates to hit up. Did I mention that this is the 20th Anniversary of this epic event? That’s right, Outer Banks Harley-Davidson owner, Maurice Slaughter saw a need for a bike rally in the Outer Banks two decades ago and has been building this rally every year with Bike Week Coordinator Sherry Burgess and has set this up to be an epic biker celebration! Outer Banks Harley-Davidson in Harbinger, NC, just across the bridge from Kitty Hawk, NC and Wright Brothers Memorial, is the epicenter of the rally and during the week of April 16-24. They will host a lot full of biker vendors where you can snag anything from patches, cigars, knives, discounted Mohile you sit reading this article on a

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HARBINGER, NC • PORTSMOUTH VA torClothes® Accessories, food and even get new LED lights installed on your bike. Live Music is a daily feature with local bands keeping rally goers rockin’ all day from the stage beside the dealership. That sound stage will also be the host of the 2022 Ms. Outer Banks Bike Week contest and fellas, you don’t want to miss out on this show. A dozen smokin’ hot ladies strut their stuff on the stage in biker attire and bikinis to see who gets crowned Ms. Outer Banks Bike Week 2022. In between rounds, they make sure to get in the crowd to mingle to help their chances to win! Outer Banks Harley-Davidson will also be host to The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Outer Banks Bike Week Bike Show. Enter your bike FOR FREE at Outer Banks Harley-Davidson on Saturday, April 23rd for your chance to win custom trophies, cash and show off your bike in one of the best parking spots on the lot! The party stretches up and down the coastline with multiple biker friendly bars and world class restaurants getting into the bike week spirit and as you head down the coast make sure you stop in at OBX H-D’s satellite stores First Flight HarleyDavidson in Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head Harley-Davidson. Both have unique MotorClothes® and other H-D Accessories available and host guided rides! Nags Head Harley-Davidson is located across the street from Jockey’s Ridge State Park and hosts the Harley-Davidson Demo Truck where you can spend a day riding all of H-D’s newest models. If you are looking to get out and get some miles during bike week. Bayside Harley-Davidson in Portsmouth, VA is only an hour north of Outer Banks Harley-Davidson and will be hosting Bike Week as well! Bayside Ducati shares the location and is hosting a Ducati Camp Out for an all-inclusive bike week bash! Basically, The 20th Anniversary Outer Banks Bike Week has something for everyone, no matter what you ride. Mark your calendars, make your reservations and ride the Outer Banks for a bike week experience you won’t forget. This 20th Anniversary is gonna be a blow out party that bikers will be talking about for the next decade! See Ya There!

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JAN 1 CRAZY’S 14TH ANNUAL NEW YEARS DAY RIDE Baggerz Saloon, 4212 Ebert Rd., WinstonSalem, NC. KSU 12:30pm, rain or shine, bring canned goods to help the needy. FMI, 336-970-7454. JAN 1 NEW YEARS DAY PARTY Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Light appetizers, cocktails & giveaways. www.fortbraggharley. com, 910-864-1200. JAN 7 FORGOTTEN SONS MC OPEN HOUSE 110 Griffith Plaza Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. 7pm-?, cold beverages avail, games, join the party. JAN 8 KROME WERKS EXHAUST & HANDLE BAR SEMINAR Tilley Harley-Davidson, 1226 Morland Dr., Statesville, NC. 12-2pm, 1pm service seminar, refreshments, door prizes. www.tilleyhd.com, 704-872-3883. JAN 8 JOE SMITH’S 81ST BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Pine Tree Tavern, 3880 Bethania Station Rd., Winston-Salem, NC. 1pm, live music, food, T-shirts. 336-815-1220. JAN 8 BIKER FAMILY BENEFIT & RIDE Full Throttle Biker Church, 1014 Nesbit Rd., Pleasant Garden, NC. Reg 9am, KSU 11am, $8/BBQ plates, raffles, live music. Two families lost everything due to house fires, one child is also battling cancer.

JAN 8 ELVIS’ 86TH BIRTHDAY BASH Down Home Harley-Davidson, 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. 10am-3pm, Special Appearance by Tribute Artist Duke Of Elvis, DJ, Elvis’s favorite food & cake, food, dice roll reg 11am, roll 1pm, prizes. www.downhomeharley.com, 336227-1261. JAN 8 4TH ANNUAL GASTON CO. CBA MICKEY SEIGLER MEMORIAL POLAR BEAR RUN The Country Kitchen, 116 E Main St., Dallas, NC. First bike out @11am, Last bike out @12pm, Dice hands for CBA Members, $15/1 hand & 1 meal ticket, $25/3 hands & 2 meal tickets. Dice hands for non-members, $20/1 hand & 1 meal ticket, $30/ 3 hands & 2 meal tickets incl a 1 year membership with CBA/ABATE. Best/worst hand, raffle prizes, 50/50. Benefits Gaston CBA’s charitable & legislative work in NC & Gaston Co. FMI, Jill Stillwell, 704-913-7284 or 704-9225437. JAN 8 HARLEY LUAU Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 11am2pm, food truck, cocktails & giveaways. www.fortbraggharley.com, 910-864-1200. JAN 12 OUTER BANKS HARLEYDAVIDSON BIKE NIGHT 8739 Caratoke Hwy, Harbinger, NC. 4-7pm, free lite bites, soda & beer, raffles, vendors, live music, test rides. www.outerbankshd.com

JAN 15 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 11am-2pm, food truck, raffles, free beer. www.fortbraggharley.com, 910-864-1200. JAN 22 1ST ANNUAL CHILI COOKOFF Shark Tank Bar, 612 S. Main St., Salisbury, NC. 4-6pm, cash prize. 704-431-6567. JAN 15 SMOKEY’S SHOW & SHINE CAR SHOW 8160 Depot St., Rural Hall, NC. 11am-2p, $10/entry fee, winner takes all, cash & trophy. JAN 22 LOVE RIDE FOR CHRIS The Hide-A-Way Tavern, 188 Billy Covington, Rd., Rockingham, NC. KSU 1pm, FREE ride / accepting donations. Afterparty with Live music, food, auctions. Chris has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Benefits Chris during his fight & recovery. 910-719-4089. JAN 22 3RD ANNUAL ICE BASH SOUND-OFF Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 10am, Show 12pm, $30/entry fee per bike for sound off comp. www.fortbraggharley.com, 910-864-1200. JAN 26 2022 MODEL LAUNCH WATCH PARTY Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Join us for coffee & donuts as we watch the unveiling of the brand new 2022 H_D models. www.fortbraggharley.com, 910-8641200.

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JAN 27 BAYSIDE HARLEY-DAVIDSON BIKE NIGHT 2211 Frederick Blvd., Portsmouth, VA. 5-8pm, free lite bites, soda & beer, raffles, vendors, live music, test rides. www. baysidehd.com

FEB 24 BAYSIDE HARLEY-DAVIDSON BIKE NIGHT 2211 Frederick Blvd., Portsmouth, VA. 5-8pm, free lite bites, soda & beer, raffles, vendors, live music, test rides. www. baysidehd.com

JAN 29 NEW MODEL RELEASE PARTY & BLOOD DRIVE Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Blood drive 11am-3pm, food truck 11am2pm. www.fortbraggharley.com, 910-864-1200.

FEB 26 9TH ANNUAL SC BIKER HALL OF FAME INDUCTION PARTY Suck Bang Blow, 3393 Hwy 17 Business S., Murrells Inlet, SC. 7pm, dinner, live music, inductions. 843-651-7960.

JAN 29 15TH ANNUAL CHILI COOK OFF New River HarleyDavidson, 2394 Wilmington Hwy, Jacksonville, NC. 9am-3pm, $5/ participate in sampling, $50/chili team fee (meat & toppings provided). Raffles, DJ, food, activities for kids. All proceeds benefit the Semper Fi & Americas Fund. FMI, info@ nrhd.com, www.signupgenius.com/ go/10c0d4babad29a3f9c16-15th FEB 4 FORGOTTEN SONS MC OPEN HOUSE 110 Griffith Plaza Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. 7pm-?, cold beverages avail, games, join the party. FEB 9 OUTER BANKS HARLEYDAVIDSON BIKE NIGHT 8739 Caratoke Hwy, Harbinger, NC. 4-7pm, free lite bites, soda & beer, raffles, vendors, live music, test rides. www.outerbankshd.com FEB 12 THE CAROLINAS’ FULL THROTTLE MAGAZINE 23RD ATTEMPT ALMOST A TRADITION PRE-DAYTONA OYSTER ROAST & VALENTINES DAY PARTY Double D Burnout Saloon, 1408 E. Mountain St., Kernersville, NC. Free Oysters, Event T-Shirts, Raffles, Beer Games, Bike Games & More. 336-885-5400 FEB 13 SUPER BOWL PARTY Double D Burnout Saloon, 1408 E. Mountain St., Kernersville, NC. Live music.

MAR 4 FORGOTTEN SONS MC OPEN HOUSE 110 Griffith Plaza Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. 7pm-?, cold beverages avail, games, join the party. MAR 9 OUTER BANKS HARLEYDAVIDSON BIKE NIGHT 8739 Caratoke Hwy, Harbinger, NC. 4-7pm, free lite bites, soda & beer, raffles, vendors, live music, test rides. www.outerbankshd.com MAR 24 BAYSIDE HARLEY-DAVIDSON BIKE NIGHT 2211 Frederick Blvd., Portsmouth, VA. 5-8pm, free lite bites, soda & beer, raffles, vendors, live music, test rides. www. baysidehd.com APR 2 RIDE FOR HOPE The Gathering, 6341 Main St., Bailey, NC. (across from the Fire Dept.) Reg 9am, KSU 11am, $10/bike, $5/ pass. 50/50, benefits Hope Extended Community Outreach Center & Hope Center Ministries/Recovery Center. APR 9 KIDS PATH BIKE & CAR SHOW Lakeview Speed Shop 6330 Davis Moore Rd., Burlington, NC. Reg 8am-1pm, cash, prizes, food, 50/50, raffle, live music. FMI, 336213-2684, 336-260-1685. APR 13 OUTER BANKS HARLEYDAVIDSON BIKE NIGHT 8739 Caratoke Hwy, Harbinger, NC. 4-7pm, free lite bites, soda & beer, raffles, vendors, live music, test rides. www.outerbankshd.com

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APR 16 – 24 20TH ANNIVERSARY OUTER BANKS BIKE WEEK Outer Banks Harley-Davidson, 8739 Caratoke Hwy, Harbinger, NC. Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Bike Show, Ms Outer Banks Bike Week contest, guided tours, live music, vendors, contests. www.outerbankshd.com 252-338-8866 APR 19-23 OUTER BANKS BIKE RALLY Vertigo Tattoo, 7594 Shipyard Rd., Manns Harbor, NC. Food, beer, live music, $1,000 poker run, $1,000 bikini contest, old school biker games, dyno machine, 50/50’s, raffles, vendors. Benefits Dare Co. Motorsports Charity Group. Terry Gray, 252-256-1064. APR 23 CAROLINAS’ FULL THROTTLE MAGAZINE OUTER BANKS BIKE WEEK BIKE SHOW Outer Banks Harley-Davidson, 8739 Caratoke Hwy, Harbinger, NC. Free bike show entry. Cash prizes and custom trophies awarded. www. outerbankshd.com 336-885-5400 APR 28 BAYSIDE HARLEY-DAVIDSON BIKE NIGHT 2211 Frederick Blvd., Portsmouth, VA. 5-8pm, free lite bites, soda & beer, raffles, vendors, live music, test rides. www. baysidehd.com MAY 1 FREEDOM MEMORIAL WALL DEDICATION & RIDE Smokin Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr. Winston-Salem, NC. 10am gospel music, 10:30 worship service, 11am Memorial Ride, 1:30 Memorial Wall Dedication. Ride $10/bike inc meal. Meal $5, Family of 5 $20. Proceeds to perpetual care of the Memorial Wall. 336-722-3106


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MAY 30 3 ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY RIDE TO REMEMBER Thompson Park, 1129 East 3rd St., Charlotte, NC Reg 8am, KSU 9am, free ride, donations accepted. Patches/pins, food, t-shirts. Ride includes 3 wreath presentations. Pre-reg, https://form.jotform. com/21319744445060 RD

JUN 4 5TH ANNUAL SOUND OFF Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 10am, judging begins at 12pm. $30/entry fee, awards in each category. Free kids class, Meter Beater Contest $20/entry fee, winner takes all. www.fortbraggharley.com, 910-864-1200. JUN 16-18 THUNDER AT THE ROCK Rockingham Dragway, 2153 US Hwy 1 North, Rockingham, NC. Thur: campground gates open @12pm, Fri: gates open @12pm, Sat: gates open @9am, camping, drag racing, music, contests, vendors, beer. Advance ticket discount www.thunderattherock.com, 910582-3400. JUN 25 BOW TIES FOR VETS Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 9am, safety brief 10:30am, KSU 11am, $20/bike, $5/passenger. Wear red, white and/or blue bow tires. Benefits Road Warrior Foundation. FMI, Pooh Bear, 951-775-4629.

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Almost Perfect 1968 Triumph Daytona

Story by Chris Lord Photos by Alan Dockery

mostly have Indians, but an old friend of mine in

my little village knew I was into old bikes so he told me about this Triumph he had gotten out of Ohio as part of a muscle car deal. He got it from the original owner, who had kept it stored in his garage for 34 years, coated in protective grease. A long sleep! Only 11,000 miles on the clock. My friend cleaned it up, got the carbs sorted out and rode it a couple of years. He used to ride bikes back in school, but wasn’t really into it these days so he was trying to sell it. I did a little research and found it was a very desirable model. Only trouble was that all 5 of the tin parts were painted in a psychedelic 1970’s chopper paint job; purple and orange metalflake panels with acetylene smoke accents and clearcoat. Plus it had Schwinn Stingray high rise bars, and the guy had “detailed” all the small screw heads with a brush and flat black paint, while doing the same with gold paint on other small parts like brake arms, zener diode, etc. Also chromed a lot of

stuff that Triumph had thought should be black, like brake pedal, chain guard, engine mounts, fender stays, grab handle. Thankfully his custom touches didn’t extend to raking the neck or messing with the wiring. All the old chrome was still in great shape thanks to the grease coat! The bike was basically intact and more or less ran. Got a good deal on it from my friend. So I got it running well, put on stock bars, and put her through Antique Motorcycle Club of America judging for original condition bikes to see what all they didn’t like. The paint of course would always keep it from a senior status and repainting for an original bike would do the same. So the only way to get it right would be to find factory paint parts to swap out. The black side cover and oil tank wasn’t too bad to find, but the tank and fenders had to be exactly the ‘68 Daytona scheme; no other choice. I lucked out and found a New Old Stock tank and rear fender from two different sources on eBay. But no front fender with decent paint was turning up. I was asking every vendor I could find out about but “no got” and no good leads. Finally called the last guy I knew of, who was also known for cleaning out old dealerships, and he said “’68 Daytona front fender.........yeah, I think I got one still in the paper wrapping.” Wow, another NOS paint piece, plus he also had a lot of NOS black parts for the chrome ones I had to change! By the time I was done getting all the defects corrected, down to original Champion lettered sparkplug boots and Dunlop valve stem caps, changing the sealed beam headlight for correct reflector and lens, and cleaning up all the guy’s fancy brush painting, I got up to 99 1/2 points in AMCA judging. The remaining problems were two quarter point deductions for having an Avon rib tire on the front instead of the hard to find old Dunlop rib and having


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chrome rider’s pegs instead of black. I didn’t know they were wrong. Well, both of those have since been corrected. So in my opinion I’ve now got a 100 point original condition 1968 Triumph Daytona! Doc’s Note At the Antique Motorcycle Club of America’s Southern National Meet at Denton, NC, the campgrounds are so nice. Not just the cooling shade trees, but hundreds of cool old motorcycles fill the grounds. Chris was camped next to me and soon I was checking out this special machine. He is justified in being proud of bringing it back to as original as possible condition. I think the only quarter point deduction anyone could find would be the front tire. It looks correct to me but is the wrong brand. The bike ain’t just a show trailer queen either. Chris took it on the road ride into the Carolina countryside. And the spit shined Triumph got dirty. But it was looking perfect when rolled into the judging barn. I enjoyed hearing Chris’s stories about this and other motorcycles. The 2022 Southern National Meet will be at Denton Farm Park Oct 14 – 16. If you dig old motorcycles and the sights, sounds and smells as they cruise the grounds plus 200 vendors selling old parts; then be at Denton. There will be more stories about cool old bikes than I could ever help tell.

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Lumbee Racing Hosts Twist for Tots Toy Drive By: Chi

Tots was held on December 11th 2021. The event took place at 710 Dragway, Roland N.C. This was the second year for the Twist for Tots toy drive and Paul Watson, owner of Lumbee Racing, says they will be back again next year. The community came together and the Twist for Tots Toy Drive was tremendously successful; thanks to the work of many hands! Fort Bragg Harley Davidson of Fayetteville, NC was escorted to the Toy drive by the Robeson County Sheriffs Department. They received a robust welcome as they approached the event. They came with lights and sirens blazing and made an awesome entrance. The crowd of both children and race fans were excited as they reached the destination and delivered the toys. All the sponsors were working together to deliver a whole lot of toys for the local children. Everyone was there to have a great time, support a great cause and show their Christmas spirit! The Robeson County Sheriffs department was a huge sponsor of this event and has committed to being back next year as well, per Paul, the event promoter. Lumbee Racing had a small season ending race with three crowned champions. The three classes in the race program were Street ET, Open Grudge, and Pro Bagger. The Street ET Champions were Keith Rabon and Dusty Blackwell of Lumbee Racing, the Open Grudge Champions were Dwayne Gee and Khole Sellers of StreetKing Motorsports out of Atlanta Georgia, and the Pro Bagger Champion was Paul Uricchio of Lumbee Racing. It was surely an amazing event on a beautiful 80 degree December day! Christmas toys for the kids, motorcycle racing and good clean wholesome entertainment. Even Santa could not resist supporting such a great event. He will certainly be back next year for the third annual event 2022. wist for


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His Laboring Few Toy Run By Ms. Pat

t’s that time of year again, everyone is in the

Christmas spirit and doing toy runs. HIs Laboring Few Biker Ministry of Jesus Christ scheduled ours for December 4th and had beautiful weather and mild temps making for a great day to ride. HLF Toy run has been going on since back in the 90’s when we the ministry was at the John Wesley Camp in High Point, NC. Parents, Grandparents or whoever have custody of the children in need have to call the ministry with all the information of the child, you can’t just come in off the street to get toys. The Ministry doesn’t take any credit for the toys that are gathered each year as God supplies all our needs. 18 bikes lined up at Preacher Steve’s Leather in Thomasville, NC for this years ride. We all hung out, caught up and did a little shoppin’ while waiting for it to be time to ride.

Preacher Steve gathered the riders together for a pre-ride chat and said a prayer then David and I led the ride out. We headed out from Preacher Steve’s Leather and followed Hwy 29-70 until it came back into Bus 85 and continued on to the His Laboring Few Church on Martin Luther King Dr. in Thomasville. Food and drinks were waiting when the riders got to the church. We gave tickets out to everyone on a chance for a door prize. Sold tickets for the 50/50 which Joe House won and donated it back to help buy toys. It turned out to be a great day, with toys and donations we raised close to $500.00 to help some families in need at Christmas. Thanks to everyone for your time that donated to make another great toy run.


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Murphey’s 27th Annual Toy Run By Wally Wersching ’ve known John Murphey for over 30 years, and have been to most of his annual toy runs. Over the years, he has become the real Santa Claus for many children in North Carolina. He even looks more like Santa every year. His long white beard and portly stance resembles the Santa we have come to know and love. Murphey’s Toy Run starts the Christmas season in this area. His toy run is the first of many, with multiple runs every weekend until Christmas. It’s a time for making new friendships and renewing old ones. I have friends who I only see on toy runs every year. Murphey’s Toy Runs have been blessed with great weather over the years. I can only remember one that had to be postponed to the rain date. On Saturday November 20th, John held his 27th Annual Toy Run. The police escorted ride benefits the Shriner’s Burn Center, Oxford Orphanage Masonic Home for Children, Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office, and the Kings Mountain Police Department. This year, God continued to watch over John’s event. It was a sunny chilly morning with temps around freezing with frost on the roofs. As the morning progressed, the temps climbed into the 50’s with a light breeze. It was a beautiful fall day that encouraged many bikers to come for the ride. Murphey’s Scooter-Shed is located in a residential neighborhood next to John’s home on a dead-end road. There is a small parking area around his shop, and during the toy runs; it’s full of bikers buying t-shirts, renewing old acquaintances, and making new ones while dropping off the toys. As I was riding to Murphey’s, I noticed that my odometer turned 80,000 miles. It seems like only yesterday when I brought “Miss Vickie” home – over 9 years ago now. I arrived at Murphey’s at about 10:45AM, and parked on the road with the rest of the bikes already there. John was very busy making sure that everything went as planned. Luckily, he has been

doing the run long enough so that the many volunteers know what needs to be done, and do it. As I walked around, I saw the cooks getting the food ready. The BBQ served at Murphey’s is some of the best in the area. There were huge boxes of toys collected along with a lot of money. This year, as usual, Murphey asked for a $5.00 donation along with the new toy from every person going on the run. That included the run, and delicious BBQ afterward. I walked down the long line of motorcycles, and heard many people laughing, and getting acquainted. I was looking for people I knew, and of course Victory motorcycles. There were many types of motorcycles in the long line. Most were Harleys or Harley wannabees. Then there were the trikes – some conventional (one front wheel, and two rear), and others were the Can-Am Spyders (two front wheels and one rear). I was surprised to see a bike with a sidecar. I’ve always thought about adding a sidecar to “Miss Vickie”. There were also a few “Crotch-Rockets” in the mix. All bikes were welcomed. After all my searching, I did see five other Victory motorcycles. I talked with one of the owners. I had met him before. He rode his Victory Cross-Country Bagger. Some people even dressed up for the ride. One man dressed in a bunny outfit similar to the one Ralphie wore in the Christmas Story again. Others had unusual helmets with faces on them. It was a very festive occasion. At exactly 12:00 noon, the roar was almost deafening when they all started their bikes. In a few minutes, the run began with Murphey leading the way looking like Santa


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on his custom-made Indian look-alike bike. The route was planned ahead, and every intersection would be blocked off by either the police or fire departments. They left quickly but still took about 15 minutes for all to pass. There were almost 400 bikes! I will definitely go again next year. It’s a great way to spend a late fall Saturday, and it helps a lot of kids have a Merry Christmas.

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Saturday in December has always been the date we look forward to. On this day for the past 15 years we all rally together to support the Marine Toys for Tots. The 15th Annual Barry “Ole Dog” Glenn memorial Toy run rolled out this year on Saturday, December 4th. You couldn’t have asked for a better day as the weather was simply perfect, plenty of sunshine. I truly believe Barry Glenn was smiling down upon us and the 80 plus bikes that came out to Double D Burnout Saloon, 1408 E. Mountain St., Kernersville, NC. Registration began at 10:30am and with the help of Stephanie Street we got everyone registered. As all the bikes were arriving people were treated to fresh donuts and the mouth watering aroma of smoked barbecue cooked by Butch Meadows and his boys. Around noon David Thompson, owner of Double D Burnout Saloon, gathered all the participants and said a few words of welcome and appreciation as well as a heartfelt prayer. Then Jimmy Street, president of American Legion Post 87 High Point Legion Riders gave a general overview of what the day would entail and some safety reminders. The Legion Riders lead the ride and provided blocking as we rode to our first destination, JR’s Corner Tavern with a few cages and the Royal party bus following along. All the while, the weather getting warmer and warmer. After a short while wetting our whistle there at JR’s we headed out to our next destination. Our next stop took us through a super nice ride through the country. On this fantastic, sunshiny day we made our way through Wallburg to the Ole Watering Hole for more cold refreshments and socializing. Then it was back to Double D’s to get the festivities started. So after another nice route through the country we were back and everyone was ready to eat some barbecue and enjoy the remainder of the day. The festivities began with a moment of silence in remembrance of Barry “Ole Dog” Glenn followed by our National Anthem to kick things off. We were entertained with some great tunes from the band Blu Genes, great food provided by Marine Rider Larry Boles and all the sides & fixings provided by the Legion Riders Post 87. Many thanks go out to all who helped with serving he first

out the dishes. Then the raffles began and there were some pretty cool items up for grabs and I know all the lucky winners walked away happy. Of course we can’t leave out the auction which went real well and had a few good bidding wars going which always makes it interesting. The 50/50 raised a good amount and Mr. Lucky Cola Johnson won and so graciously gave it all back. Some special & generous donations were made by various people. Jimmy Street presented a check by the Legion Riders along with American Military Family and other groups & people. There were 43 bicycles, $4329 and 10 loaded up boxes of toys handed over to the Marine Representative Elliott Shaffer. Once again the biker community and people associated with the community come together to make a difference. There are so many to thank it would be hard to name everyone, just know that you are blessed for opening your hearts I’m positively certain Barry was proud and Momma Chris as well. Till next year, see ya there for the 16th.

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he Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine 31st TAnnual Conover School Toy Run

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their families and the bikers is what the kids give back to us, a heart-warming Christmas Show. Each year the children of the Conover School show their appreciation by putting on a Christmas pageant, singing and acting out songs of the season. This is such a touching show that even the most macho bikers could be seen wiping an occasional tear. The school presented Mike with a cool quilt as this year’s thank you gift. They usually give him something personalized and sentimental. The quilt had squares from each class in it. Every year there is one song skit or student performer who is the favorite and gets the loudest crowd response. This year it was Hunter. His dancing had the bikers cheering. Not only do I see bikers I’ve known for decades, but teachers and staff from the school who have retired or moved to other jobs are at the Toy Run Christmas Show. They love to come back to see their students and biker buddies. I was glad to see this year turn out so well. Since that Bitch

Rollin in at the school with the kids cheerin us on

Saturday in December that folks who live close to The Wizard Saloon rode in wearing T-Shirts with no leathers. And the forecast was even warmer for the afternoon. That meant hundreds of bikers across the Hickory, NC area rode to the Wizard Saloon for the 31st Annual Toy Run to benefit the Conover School. As the Noonish rollout time approached, more than 500 bikes packed the bar and nearby parking lots. Soon the riders roared down Old Highway 70 with Arnold on his beautiful custom trike towing Santa to lead the way. I left a few minutes ahead to be ready for when they arrived at Newton-Conover High School. Along Old 70 and into town, I saw lots of folks parked waiting for the parade of motorcycles to come roaring by. The toy run supports the Conover School, one of the state’s premier special education schools. What makes it different from other toy runs is instead of bringing toys to a central collection point, teachers select specific toys based on each child’s wants, needs and abilities. Bikers pay the tab through a charity managed by Mike Dyson, The Wizard Saloon owner. This is a unique toy run and the coolest by far that I’ve been on in my many years riding. Personally, this was my 26th time enjoying this too cool toy run parade. On the Conover School Toy Run, bikers see the kids they are helping. As we rode into the High School parking lot, the cheering kids and families lined the sidewalk. Bikers and families gathered in the gym to see the best part of this toy run. What makes it so special for the kids, he weather was so nice the first


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Rona messed up the 30th Anniversary Conover School Toy Run, this was like a celebration to me. And we celebrated getting sorta back to normal with the show. “The toy run looked like it used to with more than 500 motorcycles going to the high school,” said Mike Dyson. “And we got to see the kids put on the Christmas Show. That was special to me and everyone. Christmas doesn’t start until the toy run is over. Seeing the smiles on the kid’s faces is what gives us the start to our Christmas. It has for 31 years.” “We had to order the toys a couple of months ago to make sure we had what we needed for each kid. We didn’t do the late night shopping trip since we were worried about supply on the shelves. The girls did the big present wrapping party at the bar one night. Making sure every one of the kids gets their toys,” Mike said. He told me folks thanked him for more than just the toy run this year. “Some people came to us and said they are so down in the dumps about all the stuff going on and Christmas. But after they left there that day, they felt more like Christmas than they had in a while,” he said. Donations at the toy run and from sponsors and the auction items pay for the toys each year. But the charity helps the students and teachers all year round. Through Mike, your donations help with classroom supplies and needs anytime the school is in session. I tell y’all this is a special toy run. “Thank you to all those who helped make it a success. Angel is taking over more each year and doing a great job. Thanks to the sponsors, especially Jason Taylor Law Offices and Barrett Shook Motorsports. Thanks to the workers and all the riders who showed up.” “God Bless everyone who helped make the 31st Annual Conover School Toy Run a success,” Mike said. Many of the riders returned to the Wizard Saloon for some real tasty soup and sandwiches. Then Mike and his staff gave away a bunch of cool door prizes and auctioned some nice items.

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Batchelor’s Tavern 28th Annual Toy Run

4th was a great day for riding. I didn’t have a destination in mind, so I checked the Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Cruisin’ Calendar. I noticed the Batchelor’s Tavern 28th Annual Toy Run was happening that day at Webb’s Mill in Spring Hope, NC. I had heard of this toy run but had never attended. Perfect opportunity to check it out. We arrived at Webb’s Mill around noon. There were at least 100 bikes already there. The place was buzzing and we learned a bit about the toy run. The toy run was started in 1994 by “Snooks” Robbins. Snooks has passed on, and the Tavern is no longer in business, but the toy run is still going strong. It was at the Tavern until 2018, then one year at Michael’s Showside Grille. Then in 2020 the event moved to Webb’s Mill. At 1:00pm we pulled out of Webb’s Mill to deliver an enclosed trailer full of toys to Ephesus Baptist Church in Spring Hope. The bike count was up to 140 by now. Snooks son, Josh Robbins led the ride wearing a Santa suit. The toys go to the Tar River Baptist Association Toy Ministry, where they are distributed to needy families, mostly in Nash and Franklin county. The church also collects food donations from a local school. Coffee and donuts were served, followed by a prayer. After the donations were delivered the group headed back to Webb’s Mill for some fun. A pig was on the cooker, and fixins were on the tables for all to enjoy. There was a cash bar inside the old mill, and a large, covered pavilion. The site is on the banks of the Tar River with some nice views. After everybody was full, Josh acted as MC and the raffle prize drawings were underway. There were also some special items that were auctioned off to the highest bidder. Additional donations of $6,950 were raised for the Church. My wife was talking with Webb’s Mill owner Cathy Curtis getting the history of the place. Her husband Pete gave me a “behind the scenes” tour. The mill originally ground corn, but in the early 1900’s it was converted to produce electricity. The 3 turbines are still in place, and the electrical gear has been upgraded. The mill produces more electricity than it consumes and gets some money back each month from Duke Power. Many thanks to all the people that donated food, time, toys and money. It was a great day and I plan to attend next year. It’s always the first Saturday of December. Hope to see you there. ecember


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1st Annual Pickens County SC Toys For Tots Toy Run

By: Bill Gallaway n Saturday, November 20th at 11:30 am, the bikes started lining up at the Greenville Pickens Speedway for the Pickens County Annual Toys for Tots Christmas Toy Run. This Toy Run left from The Greenville Pickens Speedway and traveled to the Market at the Mill in Pickens, SC. The day was a beautiful cold but sunny day. The past few days it was in the 70’s but that changed last night with today’s temps in the 50’s. The best thing was it warmed your heart to know that you were helping a child have a present to open on Christmas day. The Toy Run started at 1:00 PM and by that time there were over 300 motorcycle riders lined up with their bikes overflowing with toys. In addition to the motorcycles, there were a handful of antique cars and somewhere around 100 Jeeps and trucks. There were some familiar faces and a few of them that I hadn’t seen in years due to the Pandemic. There were also many new riders and clubs represented. Prior to kick stands up there many folks hanging out and visiting with old friends in the staging area of the parking lot which was full of bikes, trucks, Jeeps, and support vehicles along with Pickens Police and Central Fire. The ride left the Greenville Pickens Speedway at 1:00 pm as the fire truck sounded its siren. The ride was escorted by the Pickens County Sheriffs Dept. They traveled through Greenville, Easley, and Pickens arriving at their destination the Market at the Mill in downtown Pickens. You could hear the roar of the thundering motorcycles as they approached. Those that did not ride were in cages, jeeps and trucks and followed the bikes that were carrying toys for the under-privileged children of Pickens County. There was a box truck to receive the toys and a band playing music when we arrived at the Market at the Mill. After dropping off the toys, some ventured into

the Marketplace and others enjoyed a bite to eat or a beverage while still visiting. Many thanks to The Marine Corps Reserve, Police, Fire and Road Guards which helped with traffic control at the crossroads and intersections they volunteered their time to support and coordinate this event. It would not happen without them. Thank You to all of those involved I sure I’ve left out a few for their help in the coordination of this event. Due to their efforts, many children will have a Merry Christmas.


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Motorcycle & Polaris Slingshot showroom & service department at our Sister Store (World Class Powersports High Point) located at: 2924 N. Main St. High Point, NC 27265. Yes, technically our new address will be in neighboring High Point, NC but we are still Indian Motorcycle Greensboro. Our owner started working with Polaris Industries in 2013 to get open by early 2014 and become one of the very early Indian Motorcycle Dealerships to open under Polaris’ direction. We opened to service the GREATER Greensboro & Triad area and that mission has NOT changed and neither is our name other than a slight adjustment of when we answer the phone as “Indian Motorcycle Greensboro Triad”. Why Move? Quite honestly we’ve just outgrown our original location in Downtown Greensboro. Indian Motorcycle Greensboro has grown to the point that we need a more modern & accessible facility to continue to offer the best customer experience! The new facility sits on an acre and half of land with a large parking lot for both events and convenience. The new facility is convenient and easy to find - located on N. Main St. right off the Hwy 311 bypass and is surrounded by other quality businesses. Our neighbors will be: Country BBQ, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Sheetz, McDonald’s, Weeno Outdoor Equipment, Harbor Freight, Arby’s, Wal-Mart, Chickfil-A, Mitsubishi & Ford. So, when you come visit us, there is a lot you can do within a mile! Really the only thing that is changing is the address. You’ll see that when you come to the NEW Indian Motorcycle Greensboro location within World Class Powersports HP that there is two specialized showrooms. One currently houses the full line of Polaris off road vehicles along with a service department that focuses on off road parts & repairs. However, the second showroom has been laid out specifically for Indian Motorcycle & Polaris Slingshot Sales with a

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By: Wally Wersching n Saturday November 27th, the Gastonia Chapter of the Guardians of the Children (GOC) held their Second Annual Christmas Toy Run to raise money, and toys for the needy. All toys will be donated to families in Gaston and surrounding counties who have contacted the GOC for help for Christmas. Any toys left will be distributed to families in need. Money from the ride will be used to buy gifts for older children. Any money left will be donated to the Gaston County Toy Run for Kids. There were quite a few toy runs on the 27th. Most of them very large and been doing it for many years. I decided to help the GOC with theirs. Registration started at 10:30 a.m. at the

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By Lincoln Infield

Biker Trash Nation rides for various charities and the holiday season doesn’t slow them down. In fact BTN founders Wayne and Vandee get a jump on their annual toy drive by beginning at the Myrtle Beach Spring Bike Week hosting events and collecting donations and toys for the Salvation Army Angel Tree program. With the help of their favorite watering holes who also collect donations BTN members piled it on thick to make sure to help as many kids as possible. There was even an online Wal-Mart registry so that you could donate to the cause while at home relaxing in your Santa slippers. The registry kept Wayne and Vandee busy putting together bicycles for weeks in their spare time. The toy drive is so successful that by the time they have their ride, 90% of the donations have been made and the ride ends up being more of a celebration lap! Some donations are made the day of, and even after the event, but this is no parade of heavily decorated, toy toting sleds that barely get out of 3 gear. No no, this is an all out 4 pub celebratory ride that ends with the annual BTN anniversary party, this year marking their 6th year. Eighty some bikes rolled into Pine Tree Tavern in WinstonSalem to kick off the BTN toy ride on December 4th. It was one of those 70 degree December days that every biker dreams of, a riding day oasis, after the onslaught of cool fall weather forces us into a few layers of leather. It was so nice out that Santa himself rode up on a white Road King to have a few drinks and get some December miles under his wide black belt. The party rolled through Willie’s Honky Tonk and Second & Green before descending upon Baggerz Saloon, a familiar route for BTN shenanigans. There were piles of toys and bicycles at all the stops that would be added to the drive. The ride ended had ended for the day, but the party was just beginning. There was a spread of food set up on a pool table ll year long

at Baggerz including finger foods, sandwiches, pulled pork and even a Biker Trash Nation 6th year anniversary cake . Papa Soul was doing a sound check in preparation for rocking the night away, when Wayne called the Nation to attention. He thanks the crowd for their support, said a prayer, blessed the food and opened up the chow line! It was a hell of a day. December 12th The Nation gathered again to help deliver the toys to the Salvation Army Angel Tree warehouse. They filled a 28 foot trailer with over 200 bicycles and other toys including a haul of electronics for some of the older kids. It was a hell of a way to kick off the Christmas season. Wayne summed it up by saying, “Once again the members of Biker Trash Nation have stepped up and made a difference in so many kids lives this Christmas. We are honored to be a part of it”. Big shot out to Wayne, Vandee and the entire Bike Trash Nation for pulling these donations together and helping make the Salvation Army Angel Tree program a success.


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By Wally Wersching n December, 4th the 26th Annual Gaston County Toy Run for Kids was held in Gastonia, NC. The meeting place was the Ranlo Church of God in Ranlo, NC, which is located just north of Gastonia on Cox Road. All you needed to participate was a new unwrapped toy. The group left with a police escort at 11:30AM on their tour of the area dropping off toys along the way. The ride went to Dallas, Bessemer City, Gastonia, and ended at Parkwood Baptist Church on Garrison Ave. in Gastonia. Hundreds of toys were distributed to families in need out of U-Haul trucks at each stop. I went last year, and had a great time. I decided to go again this year especially since I attended a couple fundraisers for the run this year. That’s where I met a few of the people who were responsible for the run every year. I left home at 9:15AM heading east on Rt 74. I stopped at the gas station at the intersection with Rt 180, and met “Grumpy”. Then we both headed east on Rt 74. We merged into I85, exited at the Cox Road exit, and turned left to go north. After a couple miles, we turned right to go into the large parking lot for the church. It was about 10:00AM, and we were guided into the lot by members of the Carolina Thunder. I parked “Miss Vickie” along the outer boundary of the parking lot. I didn’t want her to be in the way when all the other bikes came. “Grumpy” did the same since he wasn’t going on the run either. The main part of the lot was empty, but there were quite a few bikes parked near the U-Haul box trucks. I walked past the Biker Lawyer tents. The U-Haul box trucks were filled with toys, and volunteers were busy placing more toys in the trucks. There was a line of children waiting for the OK to go to the trucks, and get their toys. The toys were for anyone who needed a toy for their kid for Christmas. I walked over to the trailer with the 1994 Softail

Springer that was being raffled off. They were still busy selling tickets. The drawing would be later in the afternoon. It was a very nice bike. Someone would be very happy later. I walked inside one of the buildings, and they were giving away free breakfasts – hot coffee, biscuits, and Krispy Kreme donuts. Everybody was really enjoying the hot coffee and biscuits to take the chill off their ride in. The donuts were a sweet treat. I saw R.J. from the Catawba Heights Baptist Church. He hadn’t seen himself in the October issue of the Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine. Luckily, I had an extra copy in my bag, and I walked back to the bike, got the magazine out of my pack, and then went looking for him again. I found him, and he was beside himself seeing his picture in the magazine. By then, there was a steady stream of bikers riding in. Members of the Carolina Thunder had their hands full trying to squeeze in as many bikes as they could in an orderly manner. The club members would also be “Road Guards” during the run. Even with police escort, because there would be so many bikes, they would still need someone to block traffic at intersections.


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The bikes were coming so fast that there was a back-up onto the road, and traffic was stopped as the bikes turned into the lot. As I was walking around, I was looking for Victory motorcycles. I have learned that the owners of a Victory motorcycle are very friendly – especially to another Victory owner – me. I saw a few roll in but they were lost in the huge mass of motorcycles. I couldn’t find them when I walked around. With so many bikes coming in, they almost ran out of room, but every bike found a resting place. Bikers brought all the toys to the trucks before it was time to leave. Then everybody went back to their bikes. It was time to leave. The first to leave were the police escort followed by the box trucks, and then the beginning of the bikers. It took over 25 minutes for them all to leave. Earlier, the DJ announced that there were over 1,000 bikes at the event. I walked to the road to get some pictures as they rode by. The traffic was stopped to let all the bikes out of the parking lot. I continued taking pictures of the bikes as they passed. Some bikers waved, and others were concentrating on the ride. After most of them passed, I walked back to “Miss Vickie” and “Grumpy”, and we left. We were on the tail end of the run so we weren’t stuck in the bumper to bumper traffic we encountered last year. We peeled off when the run made a few turns, and found our way back to I85 and Shelby. It was a great way to spend a Saturday morning.

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By John Ridenhour n Thanksgiving Day this year at the Parkway House Restaurant in Stanly County, I had the opportunity to take part in a charity ride, that would ironically change the way I look at the charities that a lot of us participate in this time of year. What is it about Frosty Balls that changed that mind set you ask? keep in mind I’m not trying to put it above all the other charity’s that are going on during the holiday season. To understand what I’m about to tell you, let me first go back to how this whole thing was founded. In 2006, there were five bikers that met up at the waffle house on Thanksgiving morning, they knew of a family that was down on their luck that year and decided they wanted to help that family out. They put their resources together and made sure that family, despite their situation would have a bright Christmas. Seems pretty humble, doesn’t it? Just five men with big hearts doing what needed to be done for a family that was unable to do it for themselves. These men continued doing this every year. They would ride, put their money and resources together and help a family that was down on their luck, all while staying anonymous. This ride continued and grew into what is now known as the Frosty Balls Ride. The ride takes place on Thanksgiving morning, year after year, and 15 years later has grown greatly in numbers. Thanksgiving morning at 5:30am, I get up and I put on my chaps and my heavy leather coat and go out to fire up Coppertop and head to Parkway House which is only 10 minutes away. Doesn’t seem that bad, but when it’s 26 degrees on a bike, a 10 minute ride can seem like 30. So, I pull into Parkway House, my upper body, hands and legs are fine cause my leathers are doing what they are supposed to do. Now, anyone who has worn chaps will understand what I’m about to say next. See there is an area that is missing protection when wearing chaps, so as I’m parking my bike I’m realizing how Frosty Balls got its name. I get off my bike, go in and grab a seat and order my food. Everyone there is welcoming each other and catching up on old times. Some haven’t seen each other in months or

even a year, but the mind set of everyone is the same, helping families in need. As I’m eating, the donation box is being passed around. See Frosty Balls isn’t a paid ride, it’s donation only, which is kind of different. I noticed there were a lot of different riding clubs there, but they weren’t separated by their different names, they were all mingling together. No one there had the mind-set that they were there to represent whatever club or chapter they ride for. They were there in the spirit of helping others. That’s when it began to dawn on me that this is more than just a charity ride. There is a cause and effect involved in everything we do, the cause was helping families in need for the holidays, which is hands down a great cause. There’s also two effects here, first effect is the family’s needs being met through the spirt of giving, one of the greatest effects any cause can have. Second effect is brotherhood. Ya see this ride has evolved past just a charity, it has become a brotherhood and sisterhood of giving. Men and women coming together for a common cause and making a positive impact on people’s lives. Not to mention the joy that has been brought over the years to the children in these families. This brotherhood and sisterhood is identified by a blue patch that is given to everyone that rides in Frosty Balls. It is placed on the bottom, left,


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front corner of their vest. There is a side of bikers that everyone else misses. Yeah most bikers are tough, no bull men and women. I mean we have to be tough. We are riding on two wheels with a blistering hot engine screaming for merci with gallons of gas strapped to it and are surrounded by much bigger vehicles with more wheels. But there’s also a very giving side of the biker community that I believe most people outside the biker community miss. That’s what we need to show them more of, the brother and sisterhood of giving that exist with-in the biker community. As everyone began to finish eating and gathering in the parking lot of the Parkway House patches for the new riders were given out and excitement about the ride began to build. The officials of Frosty Balls said a few words of thanks for the attendance, the route was discussed, and a prayer for safety and a blessing for the event was given. Seventy-Four bikes began to fire up and a little over 100 people began to load up on the bikes and in a few cars. The road captain for the event made his lap around the parking lot and we were off. Up 24/27 then turning on to Hwy 52 south, with the intersection blocked to allow all the bikes to make it safely through. We turned onto Hwy 138 and wound down through the country to our first stop, the Norwood Fire and Rescue. It was a brief stop for the relief from all the tea and coffee that we drank, and to warm up before the final leg of the ride. When we stopped, we were all aware of the name of the ride, it was 26 degrees,

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but not one person was complaining about the cold. Instead, everyone stood in the sun to warm up and made jokes about the cold weather and the before related name for the ride but still no-one complained, building family aspect of the ride. We saddled back up winding through Norwood, heading down 731 to Mt. Gilead to River Rd. over to Hwy 109 then finishing the ride at The Eldorado Outpost. Along the way people were standing in their front yards waving and some videoing as the bike passed by. The people in that area have come to know that the rumble of bikes on Thanksgiving morning means that there is a family that will receive a much needed blessing for Christmas, maybe even someone they’re close to. As we parked at The Eldorado Outpost, everyone was definitely cold from the ride. More of the unity between bikers was displayed, not in handshakes but in brotherly hugs, and laughter. The first part of Frosty Balls was over. Next would be the ride to deliver the gifts to the selected family/families that are helped this holiday season, that date is given out when everything is in place and I definitely look forward to being a part of. The cold that morning didn’t even matter, there was so much more taking place which took my mind off the 26 degree weather and forever changed how I view charity rides.


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41st Annual The Carolinas’ Anderson, Full Throttle SC Toy Magazine Parade In Memory of Charles and Diane Bolt

By: Bill Gallaway n Sunday, November 28, around noon you could hear the roar from many motorcycles headed into Anderson. Their destination, the parking lot outside Jones White ACE Hardware and Sporting Goods in Anderson, SC. This event is known as the Jack Hurley Anderson Toy Parade. This year marked the 41st year this parade had been conducted. The hosting organization is the Confederates MC of Anderson. Everyone I talked to remarked how great the weather was for the event. The day was sunny and mild with temps in the 60’s. The Parade started at 2:00 PM and by that time there where close to 1000 riders lined up with their bikes overflowing with toys. There were a few familiar faces among the crowd who were visiting and catching up in the staging area of the parking lot which was completely full of bikes and wrapping around the building. The police and fire departments who escorted the ride left the hardware store parking lot at 2:00 PM. They traveled north up South Main Street thru Anderson to Mall

Road and then to the Civic Center, which was their destination with plenty of parking. The folks at the Civic Center could hear the siren of the fire truck and the thunder of the bikes as they arrived. There were food and beverage vendors and a motorcycle lawyer set up in the parking lot. Those that didn’t ride in the parade and went directly to the finish had already carried their toys to the box truck. Toys such as bicycles that are difficult to carry on a motorcycle mostly arrived this way. All toys were to be distributed to children of the Anderson Community. I know many children will have a Merry Christmas and a smile on their faces, maybe even a tear when they see what Santa brought them. Thanks to the many individuals involved. Many thanks to the Anderson Police and Fire and the road guards and to the Confederates MC for pulling this Toy Parade together.


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New Beginnings Thanksgiving, Christmas and all the Toy Runs are behind us and it’s time to focus on the New Year. I know many have had some trying times this past year. Lost a lot of friends and loved ones. Some want to give up but we can’t cause the Lord is not through with us yet. The first thing out of your mouth when your eyes open each morning should be “thank you Lord for letting me see another day”. Hopefully when you got together with family and friends at Christmas you were thankful for the ones you have left. Psalms: 100: 4 says Enter into His gates with Thanksgiving and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name We’re starting a new year, 2022, how about starting it out with the King of Kings. Just remember you’re not promised tomorrow. James 4: 14 says Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Remember, all you have to do is call on Him. John 3: 16 says For God so loved the world He gave His only Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Instead of making a New Year Resolution (that probably want keep), start your 2022 on a promise that God will always be with you, only if you ask Him into your life and serve Him.

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35th Annual Bikers Of Gaston County Toy Run By Wally Wersching n Sunday, November 28th, the 35th Annual Bikers of Gaston County Toy Run (Toys for Tots) was held at the Erwin Community Center in Gastonia, NC. The run was scheduled to start at 1:00PM, ride through a few small communities with police escort, and eventually wind up at the Westfield Eastridge Mall parking lot to drop off the toys. Bikers give the toys to the Salvation Army for distribution to children in Gaston and Lincoln counties. They didn’t have one last year because of the pandemic. I was glad to see that they were having it again this year. It is always a great time! When I left home at 11:00AM, it was chilly (around 50 degrees), but sunny. I dressed in my long johns, and leather jacket along with my gauntlet winter gloves. I was comfortable riding on the interstate. As I was riding, I noticed that the traffic going in the opposite direction was going very slowly, and solidly packed together. I was glad that my lanes were moving with room to spare. I always like to keep my distance from the cars and trucks around me. I exited at Rt 321 to head south, and turned right onto Davidson Street. The community center was a couple blocks on the right. When I parked, there were only a few other bikes in the little park that surrounded the center with the baseball field across the street. I knew that in a short time, the park would be full of all kinds of motorcycles. Bob Karney – Carolinas’ Biker Lawyer had a van at the event with two young ladies handing out 2022 calendars, and other goodies. They were

very friendly posing for pictures with anyone who wanted a picture with them. I noticed that there was almost a solid line of motorcycles coming in. Most came as one’s and two’s but there were quite a few large groups. Some of the bikers parked in the upper lot next to the road for easy exit. In the park, the bikes were directed onto the track. There would be an easy exit from the track because they would already be in a line. I walked to the line of motorcycles looking for something unusual or a Victory. Most of the bikes were cruisers – Harleys and the like. There were quite a few Can-Am Spyders, crotch rockets, and a Ural sidecar too. I saw a few Victory motorcycles but the riders were away from their bikes. I did stop to talk with a couple young ladies who rode in on their Can-Am Rykers. Later, I stopped by a couple Victory motorcycles – a Cross Country and a Hammer. They were owned by two brothers, and we all shared a few stories about riding a Victory. As I watched the bikes roll in, I saw some very expensive customs. They looked like they just rolled off a photo shoot for a biker magazine. The lot on the top-right was full of Police squad cars, and motorcycles that would escort the run to the mall. Then there was Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Biker Style. I used to see him at every Toy Run but he said that he still has to work so he can’t make them all. I checked my watch, and it was after 1:00PM. The circular path was completely full of bikes. The other parking lots were full too. The overflow


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was going up by the squad cars for a place to park. The run hadn’t started yet. There were still many bikes rolling in. I left, and on my way to I85, every gas station and restaurant parking lot was full of motorcycles on their way to the Toy Run. On I85, I was concerned that there would still be a backup heading back to Shelby. The lanes heading to Charlotte were backed up, and bumper-to-bumper. I had no problem keeping my speed and distance all the way to Shelby. I was lucky! I will definitely go to next year’s Gastonia toy run. I never know what I’ll see rolling in or who I’ll meet.

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Wins Giving from the Heart Award By: Billy “Bulldog” Dagenhart hat a day! This will remain one of Twisted Covenants most cherished achievements! Our motorcycle club looked a little lost and outta places as we sat at the country club with all the area nominees for this year’s “Giving from the Heart” Award given by The United Way of Catawba County. After announcing all the volunteers and nominees the program came to an end.

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We sat eating our meal thinking how gracious it was to be nominated by Children’s Advocacy and Protection Center and how awesome it was to be in great company with all of these deserving groups and individuals, and then they announced “The Winner of this Year’s Giving from the Heart….Twisted Covenant Motorcycle Club”. We jumped up like we had won the Oscar Awards, but that’s how it felt to us. We high fived, hugged, and even the announcer commented, “ok guys, come on up…looks like the Grammys over there”. But he was right, that’s how it felt. Mark Bumgarner M.S., Executive Director Catawba County United Way said, “Catawba County United Way was really excited about the Twisted Covenant Motorcycle Club win! Not only are they just a great group of people, they helped others recognize that the passion for volunteering can, and should be, combined with the passion for doing what you love. To take something you love, and craft it into a project that supports those in need in Catawba County is the best example of the spirit of volunteerism you can present. They captured the spirt and the essence of what our Giving from the Heart award is all about. Well done!” Adrienne Opdyke Executive Director CAPC added, This award speaks to what TCSMC is all about…. Giving from the Heart. They are the most humble and gracious people I know. When TCMC was announced as winner of this award we all jumped out of our seats with excitement, tears, and hugs. They are family to us. I am so thankful they have joined with us as voice for childrenTwisted Covenant did all of this as a group and we will continue to make a difference in our community!


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he Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine 13th AnnualTCleveland County CBA Ride To The Shelters

By Wally Wersching n Sunday, December 12th, The Cleveland County CBA/ABATE held their 13th Annual Ride to the Men’s and Women’s Shelters of Cleveland County. The ride originated at the Shelby VFW Post 4066 on Sumter Street in Shelby, and left at 12:00PM. The donations of toiletries, cleaning supplies, and other simple things listed on the flyer were collected before the ride. When Cindy went shopping last week, she bought a bag of toiletries for the shelter. Other than the shaving cream and razors, they could be used by any man, woman, or child.

I rode “Miss Vickie” to the VFW Post, and arrived about 11:15AM. It was a beautiful clear sunny day with temps in the low 50’s. I parked away from all the other bikes because I didn’t want “Miss Vickie’ to be in the way when they left. I dropped my packages off at the pick-up truck. Haley quickly sorted them for an easy delivery. She was concerned that there wouldn’t be a lot of participation because she changed the time of the event. Last year it didn’t leave until 2:00PM. She had to change the time because the Royal Priesthood Motorcycle Ministry has their Sunday service at 2:00PM, and many of the people who would come were from that ministry. I really enjoy coming to these events where everybody is there for the same reason- to help people in need. The group from the Royal Priesthood Motorcycle Ministry rolled in with as many cars and trucks as motorcycles. They brought the gifts to the truck which was getting full by then. Haley was in charge. She’s the face of the Cleveland County CBA/ABATE. Her smile makes everyone feel welcome. She really takes this ride seriously. She got Christmas gifts for each of the children at the shelters. They were all wrapped in Christmas wrapping paper too. As it got closer to 12:00PM, Haley got everybody together for a group talk and prayer. She explained where the ride would go, and what not to do at the locations – no picture taking of any of the people in the shelters. They need their privacy. “Rev”, the chaplain of the ministry said a short prayer before everybody went to their respective bikes and cars. Then Haley and “Snake” (Haley’s dad) led the group out of the parking lot. They all roared out. After they all left, the Sunday afternoon was quiet again. I left, and headed home. It was a great way to spend a Sunday morning with friends helping people in need.


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36th Annual Greenville, County SC ABATE Toy Run By: Bill Gallaway n Sunday, December 5th at 12:00 P.M. the bikes started lining up outside the Greenville Shrine Club for the 36th Annual ABATE Christmas Toy Run. This Toy Run is the oldest and longest running Toy run in Greenville, SC. The day was a partly sunny cool day with temps in the high 50’s to low 60’s. The Toy Run Parade was scheduled to start at 2:00 PM and by that time there were over 320 bikes and riders lined up with their bikes overflowing with toys. There were many folks besides me hanging out and visiting with old friends in the staging area of the parking lot which was completely full of bikes. I visited with some friends from the Wren Fire Department and made some new ones. That’s how the crowd is; many friendly folks there for the same purpose. That purpose was to benefit abused and unfortunate children. Again, this year commemorative T-shirts were being sold with the proceeds going to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital. This year they sold out by 12:30. They always go fast I didn’t get one this year but still have last year’s that I wear proudly. The ride left the Shrine club at 2:00 PM sharp with an escort by the Parker District fire department and the Greenville County Sheriff’s Dept. They traveled thru Greenville until arriving at their destination in front of Storage Sense located on White Horse Road. Those that went directly to the finish could hear the roar of the thundering motorcycles and the siren of the firetruck as they approached. Those that didn’t ride were for the most part in cages and went directly to the finish carrying toys for the under-privileged children of the Julie Valentine Center that benefits sexual assault and child abuse survivors. It was a well-attended event and will make a lot of children happy on Christmas morning. Many thanks to all involved in making this toy run a success as always.


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ABATE Of Oconee County Annual Toy Run By: Bill Gallaway

December 11th, 2021 was the 28th Annual Oconee County, SC ABATE Toy Run which helps underprivileged children receive Christmas toys. The ride staged at noon and departed at 1:00 pm from the Depot in Westminster, SC. This year the weather was uncooperative, and we didn’t have a Police escort along the way to our destination the VFW Post 6830 in Walhalla located at 2415 Highlands Hwy. The weather was cool and misty with temps in the mid50s; the clouds came rolling in around 2:30 well after the Toy Run. This year members and friends arrived at the VFW, placed their toys on the table allocated for the toys and an hour later there were 6 packing boxes full of toys that arrived. The toys were brought in by the Chief of Police of Westminster Chief Matt Patterson. This gesture by the Westminster Police helped take the Toy Run closer to the goal of two tables full of toys and will provide the children of Oconee County a very Merry Christmas by having a present to open on Christmas Morning. The Officers of aturday

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Dale’s Wheels Through Time 19th Annual Raffle Day

By: Anchor with excerpts from WheelsThroughTime.com ale’s Wheels Through Time, home to America’s premier collection of rare and vintage American motorcycles, held its 19th annual Raffle Day on November 20. Each year, the museum finds, restores, and then gives away a classic American motorcycle through its annual raffle, the nonprofit’s biggest fundraiser. The raffle, started in 2002 by the museum’s founder Dale Walksler, exists to help sustain the cost of operations and to ensure the mission of preserving American motorized history continues for generations to come. When we pulled up to the Dale’s wheel through time museum in Maggie Valley North Carolina the place was already

packed before the event even started! The kids having fun and people reminiscing with old friends that they have seen in a while. Everybody gets excited that they can walk over and look at any motorcycle in the shop, be amazed at the craftsmanship and the fact that these machines run so beautifully. The Wheels Through Time staff made sure that everybody felt welcomed and comfortable and was at the ready for anybody’s questions. The Museum is such a special place that a couple in attendance get engaged that afternoon in honor of the museum and their love of motorcycles. This year’s raffle bike was a 1948 Harley-Davidson Panhead. The Panhead, considered to be a “milestone machine,” is one of the most popular and recognizable bikes ever produced by HarleyDavidson. The bike marked the last raffle bike that museum Founder Dale Walksler had personally restored. The day’s events were dedicated in memory of Dale Walksler, who passed away earlier this year after an extended battle with cancer. “It’s been a year filled with mixed emotions. The loss of our founder, my dad Dale Walksler, has continually been on our mind, coupled with the amazing support of all of our visitors throughout the year. I know he would be so proud and excited


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to see all the people here today and for the record-setting year we’ve had at the museum,” said museum Vice-President and Curator Matt Walksler. When it was time to pull the winning raffle tickets, Todd Campbell of East Palestine, OH was named the winner of that beautiful ’48 Panhead. Todd was not in attendance but Matt Walksler called him and left a message that he had won. Ten thousand dollars goes to the second place winner, Sharon Crickmar of Raleigh, NC, who also wasn’t in attendance and didn’t answer the phone. Rex Gore of Miamisburg, OH was watching the live stream of the event and happily answered the phone to accept the five-thousand-dollar 3rd place prize. Matt also unveiled the 2022 raffle bike, a beautiful 1937 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead in a one-year-only color, Delphine Blue striped in Teak Red with hand gold and silver leaf tank badges. Even though I didn’t win, it was a great day in Maggie Valley, NC at the Dale’s Wheels Through Time Museum. This even ended the year for DWTT, but the museum will reopen for the 2022 season on April 7th, 2022. In the meantime you can buy raffle tickets on the ’37 Knucklehead and day dream about winning this piece of history at wheelsthroughtime.com.

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Hot Dog And Bake Sale Fundraiser For JR McGinnis By Wally Wersching n November 13th, the Southern Christian Cruisers held a fundraiser for one of their own – JR McGinnis who almost died while fighting the effects of Covid and pneumonia. While JR was sick, all the club could do was pray for him (and it worked), but now they want to do something to help with his expenses, so they held the fundraiser. The location was the True Gospel Holiness Church in Kings Mountain, NC and for a $5.00 donation, a complete hotdog lunch was served with two hotdogs, chips, a drink, and a dessert. When I left home at 10:15, it was chilly with temps in the mid 50’s but the sun was shining in a bright blue Carolina sky. I wore my Victory leather jacket to make the ride comfortable – and it was. Luckily, I knew where the church was located as I had attended other events at the church. I rode east on Rt 74, and exited onto Business 74, then continued toward Kings Mountain. There was a small sign for the hot dog lunch by the road. I saw it as I was pulling in. The church is not visible from the road The fundraiser was supposed to start at 11:00AM, so I arrived at the church at 10:45AM, and parked “Miss Vickie” next to the other bike in the lot. I took a stack of Full Throttle magazines out of my pack, and walked toward the building. Before I got to the door, I saw that “Whit” was cooking the hot

JR and his wife dogs on a Webber grill. They looked good (a little burnt) – just the way I would cook them. We talked for quite a while before I went inside. When I went inside, I placed the stack of magazines on the table, and gave the lady my donation. I didn’t want the hot dogs because Cindy and I planned to go out for lunch when I got home. I did talk the lady out of a small bag of Cheetos though. Cindy likes them. Then I met JR and his wife. He was very lucky to be alive by the way he talked – he was very sick with life-threatening issues. He talked about becoming an inspirational speaker to tell about his ordeal, and what the Lord conveyed to him. He wasn’t sure how to do it – to get all his thoughts together. I told him that whenever he has an idea to write it down no matter what it is. When he gets a lot of ideas on the paper to sit down, and organize them into a thought, and then a speech. I hope that my idea helps him. I learned later that over $2,000 was donated to JR. That’s a lot of hot dogs and pastries for one day! At about 11:30AM, I said my good-bys, and headed home. It was a great way to spend a Saturday morning – helping someone in need, and making new friends.


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66 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!!

Spokes & Jokes over the radio saying: “This is the tower. I have received your message and I will talk you through it. I’ve had a lot of experience with this kind of problem. Now, just relax. Everything will be fine! Now give me your height and position.” She says, “I’m 5’4” and I’m in the front seat.” “O.K.” says the voice from the tower. “Repeat after me: Our Father . . . Who art in Heaven. . .”

After getting all of Pope Benedict’s luggage loaded into the limo, (and he doesn’t New Years Resolutions You Can Keep. Are you sick of making the same resolu- travel light), the driver notices the Pope is still standing on the curb. “Excuse me, tions year after year that you never keep? Why not promise to do something Your Holiness,’ says the driver, “Would you please take your seat so we can you can actually accomplish? Here are leave?” “Well, to tell you the truth,’ says some resolutions that you can use as a the Pope, “they never let me drive at the starting point: Gain weight, at least 30 Vatican. When I was a cardinal I drove pounds. Stop exercising, waste of time. Read less, makes you think. Watch more a car, and I’d really like to drive today.” “I’m sorry, Your Holiness, but I cannot TV, I’ve been missing some good stuff. let you do that. I’d lose my job! What if Spend more time at work, surfing the internet. Stop bringing lunch from home: something should happen?” protests the driver, wishing he’d never gone to work I should eat out more. Get in a whole that morning. “Who’s going to tell?” says NEW rut! Personal goal: bring back disco. Buy an ‘83 Eldorado and invest in the Pope with a smile. Reluctantly, the driver gets in the back as the Pope climbs a really loud stereo system. Speak in a in behind the wheel. The driver quickly monotone voice and only use monosylregrets his decision when, after exiting labic words. Only wear jeans that are 2 the airport, the Pontiff floors it, acceleratsizes too small and use a chain or rope for a belt. Get further in debt. Get dial-up ing the limo to 205 kph. (Remember, the Pope is German.) “Please slow down, internet connections at home. Associate with even worse business clients. Spread Your Holiness!” pleads the worried driver, but the Pope keeps the pedal to out priorities beyond my ability to keep the metal until they hear sirens. “Oh, dear track of them. Wait around for opportunity. Focus on the faults of others. Mope God, I’m going to lose my license -- and about my faults. Never make New Year’s my job!” moans the driver. The Pope pulls over and rolls down the window as resolutions again. the cop approaches, but the cop takes one look at him, goes back to his motorcycle, A doctor examining a woman who had and gets on the radio. “I need to talk to been rushed to the Emergency Room, the Chief,” he says to the dispatcher. took the husband aside, and said, “I The Chief gets on the radio and the cop don’t like the looks of your wife at all.” “Me neither doc,” said the husband. “But tells him that he’s stopped a limo going 205 kph. “So bust him,’ says the Chief. she’s a great cook and really good with “I don’t think we want to do that, he’s the kids.” really important,” said the cop. The Chief exclaimed, “All the more reason!” “No, I A lovely blonde was flying in a twomean really important,” said the cop with seater airplane with just the pilot. The a bit of persistence. The Chief then asked, pilot has a heart attack and dies. She “Who do you have there, the mayor?” frantically calls a May Day: “May Day! Cop: “Bigger.” Chief: “A senator?” Cop: May Day! Help me! Help me! My pilot “Bigger.” Chief: “The Prime Minister?” had a heart attack and is dead. I don’t Cop: “Bigger.” “Well,” said the chief, know how to fly. Help me! Please help “who is it?” Cop: “I think it’s God!” The me!” All of a sudden she hears a voice

Chief is even more puzzled and curious, “What makes you think it’s GOD?” Cop: “His chauffeur is the Pope!” Following my excesses at Christmas I decide to calculate my Body Mass Index using my weight and height. Fortunately for me I am not in the obese range, but I am technically overweight. I have resolved to get myself back to a healthy BMI this year. All I have to do is grow 18 inches. Sorry for not calling you on New Year’s, I just got out of jail. I got locked up for punching the f*@k out of this idiot at a party. In my defense, when you hear an Arab counting down from 10, your instincts kick in. This is a word to the wise for all my friends. I would like to share an experience with you, it has to do with drinking and driving. As you know some of us have had brushes with the authorities over the years. On New Year’s Eve, I was at The Shark Tank Bar in Salisbury. After drinking too much, and knowing full well that I was wasted, I did something I’ve never done before. Believe it or not, I took a bus home. Yes, a bus. I arrived home safely and without incident. This was really a surprise to me since I have never driven a bus before. Students in an advanced Biology class were taking their mid-term test. The last question was, ‘’Name seven advantages of Mother’s Milk,’’ worth 70 points or none at all. One student, in particular, was hard put to think of seven advantages. He wrote: 1.) It’s the perfect formula for the child. 2.) It provides immunity against several diseases. 3.) It’s always the right temperature. 4.) It’s inexpensive. 5.) It bonds the child to mother, and vice versa. 6.) It’s always available as needed. And then, the student was stuck - he could not think of the 7th advantage. Finally, in desperation, just before the bell rang indicating the end of the test, he wrote...7.) It comes in two attractive reusable containers. He got an A+




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