July 2024 - Issue # 312

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Mark Infield

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

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

Lincoln Infield Managing Editor / Art Director Lincoln@FullThrottleMagazine.com

Letter From The Editors

his is it y’all, this is the good stuff right here. the longer days and warm summer nights for riding are upon us. It doesn’t get any better than this. These are the days that you can get up in the morning, jump on the bike and ride all day without needing three changes of clothes, you may just need to a spare shirt! Too hot for you? Good thing the Carolinas have cool mountains and the ocean, both can cool you off and are within a few hours ride. Not going that far? Maybe you just need a local watering hole. Check out the Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine and you can certainly find a destination to ride too in any direction.

Deb Printup, Harriet McDowall

Lincoln, Alan, Scott, Christian, Trisha, Bill, Len, Rob, Brenda

Alan Dockery, Lincoln Infield, Brad Patton, Kathy Lynn Parnell, Wally Wersching, Rob Harper, Len “3 Wheel” Montgomery, Chi, Crystal Ashe,

Maggie Infield Production Assistant / Dancing Queen Thunder www.TheThunderZone.com

Monty Hendrix and his staff at Indian Motorcycle Greensboro Triad are celebrating their 10th Anniversary and are featured on the front cover of this month’s magazine. They are located in High Point, NC and are a worthy destination as well! They have all the new Indian Motorcycle models and a nice inventory of used ones as well. Parts, Accessories and Indian Motorcycle Apparel are available too, inside their airconditioned show room. Just be careful in there, those Indian Motorcycles are awesome and you may inadvertently fall in love and ride away on one! Read up on them on page six.

Our fine Republic is celebrating our 248th Independence Day on July 4th and there is no better way to feel free than cruising down the road on a motorcycle. Make sure you put out the bunting, run up the Stars and Stripes and remember the sacrifices that were made to make us a free country. It wasn’t an easy task to create this country and we shouldn’t take it for granted. God Bless our Founding Fathers, our military and the American Spirit.

Now get out there and ride your motorcycle.

WildThing, Alan Dockery, Lincoln Infield, Kathy Lynn Parnell, Wally Wersching, Derek Sikes, Chi, Rob Harper, Len “3 Wheel” Montgomery, Steve Adams, Ms. Pat, Crystal Ashe, Tara Tucker

Looks Back On 10 Years

High Point, NC. Owner Monty Hendrix prides the store in not only having a full show room of new and pre-owned Indian Motorcycles, but carrying the latest Indian and aftermarket parts, accessories and apparel. May of 2024 marked the 10th Anniversary of Indian Motorcycle Greensboro Triad and sparked a conversation about the progression of the dealership. Monty recalled opening the dealership in 2014 at its original location in downtown Greensboro. Monty was on the first wave of dealerships to open under the brand, newly acquired, by the powersports manufacturing giant, Polaris. He received his first shipment of bikes a week early, before the newly outfitted show room had an alarm system! That made for long nights camping in the dealership for Monty! The dealership opened shortly afterwards to lines around the block, interested in the “new” Indian Motorcycles and it wasn’t long before Monty and his staff had sold their initial order of bikes and were sending for more bikes to be delivered.

ndian Motorcycle greensboro triad is the preMiere Indian Motorcycle Dealer located in

Hard work and a good staff pushed Indian Motorcycles Greensboro to outgrow their downtown showroom and Monty purchased the Polaris off road dealership in High Point, NC. The High Point show room had previously been the Victory Motorcycle Dealership and was a recognized local bike shop. When Monty relocated his Indian Motorcycle dealership to High Point, he rebranded as Indian Motorcycle Greensboro Triad and hasn’t looked back. The Polaris backed Indian Motorcycle has grown with Monty over the last decade adding diversity to the Indian Motorcycle models with the Indian FTR 1200 in 2017, the Indian Challenger with new PowerPlus motor in 2020 and the completely reimagined Indian Chief in 2021 for its 100th Anniversary. The Indian Motorcycle lineup has something for everyone and just this year updated the Indian Scout that had reappeared in 2014 after a 70-year hiatus. Other models that have been in production from 2014 and beyond include the Chief Classic, Chief Vintage, Sport Chief, Springfield, Chieftain, Scout, Scout Sixty, Roadmaster, Chief Dark Horse, Chieftain Dark Horse. The Indian Motorcycle styling has progressed over the years and performance is also no stranger to the Indian Motorcycle brand. These stock motorcycles put up impressive numbers, but tuning and parts from Lloyd’z Garage, who specializes in Indian Motorcycles, can add to your Indian Motorcycles performance and is available at Indian Motorcycle Greensboro Triad.

Monty and his staff at Indian Motorcycle Greensboro Triad are open Tuesday – Saturday and can take care of all your In-

dian Motorcycle needs. They have a full show room of comfortably priced new and used Indian Motorcycles and can get your adventure started. They have full time Indian Motorcycle techs to take care of your service or upgrade needs and can even hook you up with the latest Indian Motorcycle apparel. If Motorcycling isn’t your only adventure, you can stop in and check out the full line of Polaris off road vehicles and even E-Z Go golf carts! They will be celebrating their 10th Anniversary all year with pop up events and the best deals you can get on Indian Motorcycles. Make sure you stop in and check them out!

Cruisin’ Calendar

JUL 3 TILLEY HARLEY-DAVIDSON BIKE NIGHT The Cedar Stump, 110 S. Main St., Catawba, NC. www.tilleyhd. com, 704-872-3883

JUL 4 SPRINGERS JULY 4TH PARTY 405 Rocky Knoll Rd., Greensboro, NC. Free food, live music.

JUL 4-7 INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION Riders’ Roost, 100 Elk Creek Darby Rd., Ferguson, NC. www.ridersroost.com, 336-973-8405

JUL 5 UPTOWN LEXINGTON BIKE NIGHT Bull City Ciderworks, 599 S Railroad St., Lexington, NC. 5:30-9pm, music, food trucks, vendors. Jack Waters, jackw@bullcityciderworks.com, 336-425-5959

JUL 6 MEMORIAL RIDE FOR BIG MIKE Flying Iron H-D, 928 N. Winstead Ave., Rocky Mount, NC. Reg 10am, KSU 12:30pm, $20/rider, $10/passenger, cash only incl food. Led ride by Twisted Remnant Motorcycle Ministry. Live music, 50/50, vendors. Proceeds go to the family. 252-446-7292

JUL 6 FORT BRAGG H-D FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. www.fortbraggharley.com, 910-864-1200

JUL 6 BULLDOG H-D INDEPENDENCE DAY BBQ BLOWOUT 1043 Outlet Center Rd., Smithfield, NC. 12-4pm, live music, free BBQ & beer, babes, bikewash. www.bulldogharleydavidson.com, 919-938-1592

JUL 6 7TH ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE DAY MEMORIAL PARTY The Beaver Bar, 3534 US-17 Bus., Murrells Inlet, SC. 6pm, $10/single, $15/couple. Food, drawings, memorial coins avail. Benefits Under The Wings of an Angel.

JUL 9 VFW POST 5305 BIKE NIGHT 2613 E NC 10 Hwy, Conover, NC. 6-9pm, all are welcome. Taco Tuesday & drink specials. 828-464-2580


BIKE NIGHT 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. 5-7pm, live music, food truck, free beer, bike show, cornhole. www.smokinharley.com, 336-722-3106


BIKE NIGHT The Cedar Stump, 3442 E. Broad St., Statesville, NC. www.tilleyhd. com, 704-872-3883


COUNTRY BIKE NIGHT 1043 Outlet Center Dr., Smithfield, NC. 5-8pm, www. bulldogharleydavidson.com, 919-9381592



Salisbury Brewing Co., 109 N. Lee St., Salisbury, NC. 6-8:30pm, no entry fee, cash & gift card prizes. www.tilleyhd.com, 704-872-3883


PARTY 4001 Windy Rd., Concord, NC. 5-9pm, live music, food 7 beverages, drawings & more. www.rickrak.com, 704251-7989


NIGHT 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. www.fortbraggharley.com, 910-864-1200


MEET 2313 W. Front St., Statesville, NC. Fri: 3-7pm, Sat: 9am-2pm, vendors welcome, $10/table. 704-380-2181, www. westsidetwins.com

JUL 13 JORDAN’S RIDE Blue Collar Cycle Company, 1017 Old W. Innes St., Salisbury, NC. KSU 1:30pm, $5/single, $10/double. Live music, food avail, shirts, stickers. Benefits Jordan Smith. Emma Fritts, 336-240-9554

JUL 13 BRIAN & DIANE’S BENEFIT RIDE Cox’s Harley-Davidson of Asheboro, 2795 NC Hwy 134, Asheboro, NC. Reg 8am, KSU 10am, $20/bike, $10/ passenger. Silent auction, 50/50, Brian & Diane were involved in a motorcycle accident and proceeds go to help them. Hosted by: The Red Knights MC.

JUL 13 BEEF, BEERS & BAGS Tilley Harley-Davidson, 1226 Morland Dr., Statesville, NC. www.tilleyhd.com, 704872-3883

JUL 13 BENEFIT POKER RUN FOR CHUCK HOFFECKER’S LUNG SURGERY 613 E. Gold St., Kings Mtn., NC. Reg 10am, last bike out 11:30am, $25/ rider, $15/passenger. 50/50, raffles, benefits Chuck & his lung surgery. Robert Finigan, 704-516-1607, Joe Finigan, 704579-7617, Steve Trites, 803-610-7876

JUL 13 POKER RUN FOR BOBBY STEWART SHB Clubhouse, 1983 Mecklenburg Hwy, Mooresville, NC. Reg 11am, KSU 12pm, $20/single, $25/double, incl food, rain date:07/20. Raffles, 50/50, best & worst hand, food avail. Proceeds help Missy Stewart with funeral expenses. Spons by: Southern Hunters Brotherhood & The New Korner Pub

JUL 13 FORT BRAGG H-D 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. www. fortbraggharley.com, 910-864-1200

JUL 13 SIP & SHOOT BullDog HarleyDavidson, 1043 Outlet Center Dr., Smithfield, NC. 12-3pm, www.bulldogharleydavidson.com, 919-938-1592

JUL 13 FALLEN MEMBERS MEMORIAL RIDE New River H-D, 2394 Wilmington Hwy, Jacksonville, NC. Reg 9am, KSU 11am, $20/bike, $10/passenger. Door prizes, 50/50, proceeds go to Wreaths Across America. Hosted by: Rolling Thunder, INC., CH NC-5. Paul Levesque, 910-389-7319 or Gilberto Otero, 910-650-2200

JUL 13 RIDE FOR JACKSON SNIPES Vito & Sons, 812 E. Memorial Dr., Ahoskie, NC. Reg 10am, KSU 11am, $25/bike, $10/passenger incl meal. Rain date: 07/30. Benefits Jackson, who is two years old & battling cancer.

JUL 13 BAYSIDE HOG CH BBQ CONTEST 2211 Frederick Blvd., Portsmouth, VA. 12pm. Register at hogactivities@ baysidehd.com Cash prizes, www.baysidehd.com, 757-397-5550.

JUL 18 BLUE COLLAR CYCLE COMPANY BIKE NIGHT 1017 Old W. Innes St., Salisbury, NC. 6-9pm, Live music, food & drink avail, best bike competition. 980-621-7399, www.bluecollarcycle.com

JUL 20 CHRISTIAN JACKSON POKER RUN & BLOOD DRIVE Tilley HarleyDavidson, 1226 Morland Dr., Statesville, NC. www.tilleyhd.com, 704-872-3883

JUL 20 BLUE COLLAR CYCLE COMPANY HICKORY GRAND OPENING 1814 US Hwy 70 SW, Hickory, NC. 1-9pm, live music, raffles, vendors, food. www.bluecollarcycle.com, 828-228-0189

JUL 20 JIM’S KIDS Cox’s Harley-Davidson, 2795 NC Hwy 134, Asheboro, NC. 10am-4pm, www.coxsharley-davidson. com, 336-629-2415

JUL 20 17TH ANNUAL RIDE FOR ANGELS Denton Farmpark, 4259 Handy Rd, Denton, NC. Benefits Hospice of Davidson Co. kgleiser@hospiceofdavidson.org

JUL 20 THE GREAT NC BORDER CROSSING RIDE Down Home HarleyDavidson, 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. KSU 10am, 280 mile ride, food trucks, live music. www.downhomeharley.com, 866-908-6948

JUL 20 PARTS & ARTS SWAP MEET & VENDOR FAIR Tobacco Road H-D, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 11am4pm, www.tobaccoroadhd.com, 919-8322261

JUL 20 SEVEN SABRES BROTHERHOOD 7TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY 6363 NC Hwy 55, Angier, NC. 5pm, $20/plate, $25/combo plate, kids 10 & under are free. BBQ, live music, FMI Arlene Mabry, 919-422-7234

JUL 20 3RD ANNUAL RIDE FOR PURPLE HEART HOMES Creedmor City Tavern, 404 N. Main St., Creedmor, NC. Reg 10:30am, KSU 12:15pm, $20/entry, $5/passenger. Hosted by Iron Order MC

JUL 20 FORT BRAGG H-D FREE INK DAY FOR THE FAMILY 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. www.fortbraggharley.com, 910-864-1200


TORQUE & TATS BullDog Harley-Davidson, 1043 Outlet Center Dr., Smithfield, NC. 11am-3pm, tattoo artist on site, kids arts & crafts, free ice cream. www.bulldogharleydavidson.com, 919-938-1592


Bayside Harley-Davidson, 2211 Frederick Blvd., Portsmouth, VA. 9am-5pm, live music, demos, vendors, food trucks, raffles. www.baysidehd.com, Tracy Skinner, 757-615-8736, Rhondee Caldwell, 757-942-5598.


Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 1-3pm, www. fortbraggharley.com, 910-864-1200

JUL 21 NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY RIDE & WORSHIP RALLY 669 Tarheel Rd., Benson, NC. Worship rally @11am, KSU 12pm. Christy@freedombikerchurch.com, 919-550-3733

JUL 21 PANCAKE BREAKFAST Bayside Harley-Davidson, 2211 Frederick Blvd., Portsmouth, VA. 9-11am, presented by Bayside H-D HOG CH. www. baysidehd.com, 757-397-5550

JUL 27 JAKE DENTON MEMORIAL RIDE Blue Collar Cycle Company, 1017 Old W. Innes St., Salisbury, NC. KSU 10:30am, $15/single, $30/double, $25/ jeeps, incl meal ticket. Presented by Shifitng Sixx MC. Ant, 828-455-6698

JUL 27 BENEFIT RIDE FOR CHRIS ROBERTS & FAMILY Red Creek Billiards, 3009 S. Elm Eugene St., Greensboro, NC. Reg 10am, KSU 12pm, food, 50/50, raffle, auction. Chris has been diagnosed with a Brain Tumor. Benefits Chris & his family.

JUL 27 LIBERTY VETERANS MEMORIAL & GARDENS FUNDRAISER Lucky’s Saloon, 1453 Industry Dr., Burlington, NC. $10/entry, live music, 50/50, joker poker, auction. www.libertyvmg.org

JUL 27 DOWN HOME H-D BIKES, BREWS & BBQ 2215 Hanford RD., Burlington, NC. 9am-5pm, www.downhomeharley.com, 336-227-1261


JUL 27 SEVEN SABRES BROTHERHOOD ANNUAL BECKY’S RIDE Angier Clock Tower, 55 N. Broad St W, Angier, NC. Reg 9am, KSU 10am, $15/min donation. Proceeds go to local Bikers in Need. Arlene Mabry, 919-422-7234

JUL 27 BOONE MOTORCO SOUL FOOD SATURDAY 3021 US-1, Franklinton, NC. 1-5pm, live music, food truck. www.boonemotorco.com, 919-925-8009

JUL 27 FORT BRAGG H-D BIKE & CAR SHOW 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. www.fortbraggharley. com, 910-864-1200

JUL 27 BULLDOG HARLEY-DAVIDSON XMAS IN JULY 1043 Outlet Center Dr., Smithfield, NC. 12-4pm, www.bulldogharleydavidson.com, 919-938-1592


RIDE New River Harley-Davidson, 2394 Wilmington Hwy, Jacksonville, NC. Reg 10am, KSU 11am, $20/bike, $10/passenger, police escort, lunch, raffles, live music. Benefits 22 Until None. Sean McRae, 571-271-1083, Roy Johnson, 575-415-1439, marineriderslowercapefear@gmail.com

JUL 27 CHRISTMAS IN JULY TOY RUN GE Lighting, 3010 Spartanburg Hwy, East Flat Rock, NC. Reg 7:30am, first bike out 10am, $10/rider or one unopened toy, incl meal. Hosted by: Polk CO Unity Lodge #482

JUL 27 3RD ANNUAL VETERAN SUICIDE AWARENESS “COMBAT THE STRESS” POKER RUN American Legion Post 532, 1571 Demorest Rd., Columbus, SC. Reg 10am, $22/rider incl food, door prize ticket. Last out 12pm, rain or shine, food, best & worst hand, door prizes, raffle, 50/50, auction. Proceeds go to Veteran Suicide Awareness Programs. Redeye, 614-935-2988.


BIKE NIGHT 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. 5-7pm, live music, food truck, free beer, bike show, cornhole. www.smokinharley.com, 336-722-3106


BIKE NIGHT The Cedar Stump, 3442 E. Broad St., Statesville, NC. www.tilleyhd. com, 704-872-3883

AUG 2 UPTOWN LEXINGTON BIKE NIGHT Bull City Ciderworks, 599 S Railroad St., Lexington, NC. 5:30-9pm, music, food trucks, vendors. Jack Waters, jackw@bullcityciderworks.com, 336-425-5959

AUG 2-3 ALL HARLEY WORLD SHOOTOUT BATTLE OF THE FOOTHILLS Wilkesboro Dragway, 774 Dragway Rd., Wilkesboro, NC. $20/gate, live music.

AUG 3 DOWN HOME H-D STUFF THE BUS 2215 Hanford Dr., Burlington, NC. 9am-5pm, www.downhomeharley.com, 336-227-1261

AUG 3 BIKE’S ON THE BLOCK MOTORCYCLE SHOW Salt Block Hickory Museum of Art, 243 3rd Ave NE, Hickory, NC. Reg 10am, $20/entry, show is 11am2pm, judging 1pm, awards 2pm. Food truck, exhibits, 50/50. Proceeds go to Children’s Advocacy & Protection Center. Presented by: Twisted Covenant MSC & NashBilt. Joe Nash, 828-405-4487 or Steve Mad Jackal, 980-429-9812


POKER RUN 243 3rd Ave NE, Hickory, NC. Reg 10am, first bike out 11am, $20/hand. Motorcycle show, food truck, drinks avail., exhibits, 50/50. Prizes for best & worst hand. Presented by Twisted Covenant MSC & NashBilt. Benefits Children’s Advocacy & Protection Center. www.hickoryart.org, bulldogtcmsc@ outlook.com


BIKE NIGHT The Cedar Stump, 110 S. Main St., Catawba, NC. www.tilleyhd. com, 704-872-3883


BIKE SHOW NIGHT New Sarum Salisbury Brewing Co., 109 N. Lee St., Salisbury, NC. 6-8:30pm, no entry fee, cash & gift card prizes. www.tilleyhd.com, 704-872-3883

AUG 9-10 CBA STATE PARTY Riders’ Roost, 100 Elk Creek Darby Rd., Ferguson, NC. www.ridersroost.com, 336-973-8405


ACES HIGH RIDE VFW 5352, 618 Edgewood St., Kernersville, NC. Reg 9am, first bike out 10am, $20/bike, $10/ passenger. Gun raffle, raffle prizes, vendors, food trucks. In Honor of Gonzo “Zo” Wrenn. www.cvma15-12.org

AUG 10 5TH ANNUAL BROTHERHOOD STRONG RIDE Endy Fire Department, 25045 NC 24-27 Hwy, Albemarle, NC. Reg 9am, KSU 10:30am, $25/bike, $15/ passenger incl patch. Escorted ride, food avail, 50/50, raffle. Benefits Nick Barringer, who was injured in a car accident.

AUG 10 COX’S HARLEY-DAVIDSON BIKINI BIKE WASH 2795 NC Hwy 134, Asheboro, NC. 10am-4pm, www. coxsharley-davidson.com, 336-629-2415

AUG 10 BROTHERS OF THE HORIZON MC 44TH ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE RALLY 132 Atlantic Rd., Robbins, NC. Gates open 1pm, $10/entry. Food, bike & non-bike games, burn out pit, bike & car show. Hambone, 336-465-1718 or Sunset, 704-517-0970


Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 9am, KSU 11am, $15/ bike, $20/with passenger, incl lunch. Vendors & Warrior himself, www.tobaccoroadhd.com, 919-832-2261

AUG 10 2024 FREEDOM RIDE TO PK AIRPORT Freedom Biker Church, 669 Tarheel Rd., Benson, NC. Christy@ freedombikerchurch.com, 919-550-3733

AUG 11 BIKE RUN CHARITY FUNDRAISER FOR COURTNEY LOWRY C& P Mini Mart, 700 Union Chapel Rd., Pembroke, NC. Meet 1pm, KSU 2:30pm, $10/single, $15/couples, $10/vehicle. 50/50, door prizes, food & drinks. Courtney was diagnosed with stage 3 IDC Breast Cancer. Mike Chavis, 910-7340847

AUG 13 VFW POST 5305 BIKE NIGHT 2613 E NC 10 Hwy, Conover, NC. 6-9pm, all are welcome. Taco Tuesday & drink specials. 828-464-2580

AUG 15 BLUE COLLAR CYCLE COMPANY BIKE NIGHT 1017 Old W. Innes St., Salisbury, NC. 6-9pm, Live music, food & drink avail, best bike competition. 980-621-7399, www.bluecollarcycle.com


CHILDREN BENEFIT Double D Burnout Saloon, 1408 E. Mountain St., Kernersville, NC. 11am-6pm, Live music, food avail, bike show, raffles, auction, vendors, gun raffle.


Down Home Harley-Davidson, 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. 12-4pm, www.downhomeharley.com, 336-2271261

AUG 17 TOBACCO ROAD H-D LUAU PARTY 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 12-4pm, music, drinks, giveaways & more. www.tobaccoroadhd.com, 919832-2261

AUG 24 ARMED FORCES CENTRAL MC FALL FALLOUT American Legion, 409 W. High Ave., High Point, NC. 3:30pm, food music, raffle, 50/50. Nc2@ armedforcesmc.com

AUG 24 2ND ANNUAL RIDE FOR A VET Cox’s Harley-Davidson, 2795 NC Hwy 134, Asheboro, NC. Reg 9am, KSU 11am, $20/rider, $5/passenger, rain date:09/07. Door Prizes, cash prizes, silent auction, gun raffle, food avail. Presented by AMVETS Riders CH 905. www.coxsharley-davidson.com, Tim, 336-267-9446.

AUG 24 AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS CH 265 4TH ANNUAL POKER RUN 146 Broadhurst Rd., Jacksonville, NC. Reg 10am, $15/hand, $20/3hands inc shirt. Raffles, 50/50, auction, music, cash prizes, free food for rider. Benefits Veteran programs, alrncchapter265@gmail.com

AUG 24 BAYSIDE HARLEY-DAVIDSON LOW RIDER S GIVEAWAY 2211 Frederick Blvd., Portsmouth, VA. 1-5pm, www. baysidehd.com, 757-397-5550


RIDE Du Run Run Biker Shop, 403 Hwy 28 BYP, Holly Place Ste 1, Anderson, SC. Meet 9am, KSU 9:30am, donations accepted. Raffle, 864-540-2703


PARTY 100 Elk Creek Darby Rd., Ferguson, NC. www.ridersroost.com, 336-9738405

AUG 31 POKER RUN FOR SMITH ST VETERAN COMMUNITY IN HIGH POINT High Point Elks Lodge, 700 Old Mill Rd., High Point, NC. Reg 10am, KSU 11:30am, $20/rider, $5/passenger. 50/50, auction, after party, live music. FMI, 336891-1001

AUG 31 DOWN HOME H-D LABOR DAY EVENT 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. 9am-5pm, www.downhomeharley.com, 336-227-1261

AUG 31 INK & IRON TATTOO EVENT & COMPETITION Tobacco Road H-D, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Show off your tattoos & win in different categories. www.tobaccoroadhd.com, 919-832-2261


BIKE NIGHT The Cedar Stump, 110 S. Main St., Catawba, NC. www.tilleyhd. com, 704-872-3883


BIKE NIGHT 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. 5-7pm, live music, food truck, free beer, bike show, cornhole. www.smokinharley.com, 336-722-3106


BIKE NIGHT The Cedar Stump, 3442 E. Broad St., Statesville, NC. www.tilleyhd. com, 704-872-3883

SEP 5-8 THE SMOKE OUT Rowan Co. Fairgrounds, 1560 Julian Rd., Salisbury, NC. Live music, wet t-shirt contest, bike shows, mini bike racing, world’s strongest biker, burnout contest, vendors, food, camping.

SEP 6 UPTOWN LEXINGTON BIKE NIGHT Bull City Ciderworks, 599 S Railroad St., Lexington, NC. 5:30-9pm, music, food trucks, vendors. Jack Waters, jackw@bullcityciderworks.com, 336-425-5959


SHOOTOUT H-D VS SUZUKI, HONDA, KAWASAKI & DUCATI Fayetteville Dragstrip, 4480 Doc Bennett Rd., Fayetteville, NC. $20/gate

SEP 7 DOWN HOME H-D RIDERS BREAKFAST 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. 9-11am, www.downhomeharley. com, 336-227-1261

SEP 7 2024 FREEDOM RIDE Freedom Biker Church, 669 Tarheel Rd., Benson, NC. Christy@freedombikerchurch.com, 919-550-3733

SEP 7 19TH ANNUAL 343 MEMORIAL RIDE Carolina Coast H-D, 6620 Market St., Wilmington, NC. Reg 10am, KSU 1pm, $25/bike, incl shirt, pin, dog tag & food. Escorted ride, hosted by NC Red Knights CH 6. 910-791-9997

SEP 8 22ND ANNUAL CATAWBA CO. SHRINERS RUN Iron Thunder Saloon, 2022 13th Ave Dr SE, Hickory, NC. Reg 10:30am, first bike out 11:45am, $15/ hand, $35/3 hands. Cash prizes, door prizes, FMI, Jimmy Cline, 828-409-1995

SEP 8 RIDE FOR FREEDOM Zinchouse Winery & Brewery, 6225 Wake Forest Hwy, Durham, NC. Reg 11:30am, KSU 1:30pm, $30/rider, $10/passenger. Police escort, speaker, vendors, live music, food trucks. Benefits The tunnel To Towers Foundation. Jim, 919-427-5578 or Lee, 845-367-1020

SEP 10 VFW POST 5305 BIKE NIGHT 2613 E NC 10 Hwy, Conover, NC. 6-9pm, all are welcome. Taco Tuesday & drink specials. 828-464-2580

SEP 13 TILLEY HARLEY-DAVIDSON BIKE SHOW NIGHT New Sarum Salisbury Brewing Co., 109 N. Lee St., Salisbury, NC. 6-8:30pm, no entry fee, cash & gift card prizes. www.tilleyhd.com, 704-872-3883

SEP 14 COX’S HARLEY-DAVIDSON 2024 SWAP MEET 2795 NC Hwy 134, Asheboro, NC. 10am-4pm, vendors. www.coxsharley-davidson.com, 336-6292415, info@coxs-hd.com

SEP 14 SEVEN HOMES FOSTER CARE CHARITY RIDE FCCHP, 2066 Deep River Rd., High Point, NC. Reg 9:30am, KSU 10:30am. Food, raffles, door prizes. Benefits Children in foster care. www.fcchighpoint.org/bikeministry

SEP 14 UNION CROSS FIRE RESCUE BENEFIT RIDE Smokin Harley-Davidson, 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. Reg 9:30am, KSU 11am, $20/ single, $25/2 up. 50/50, benefits Union Cross Fire Rescue Fireman’s Fund & Ronald McDonald House. 336-769-9051, gward@unioncrossfd.com

SEP 19 BLUE COLLAR CYCLE COMPANY BIKE NIGHT 1017 Old W. Innes St., Salisbury, NC. 6-9pm, Live music, food & drink avail, best bike competition. 980-621-7399, www.bluecollarcycle.com

SEP 21 HONOR THE FALLEN BullDog Harley-Davidson, 1043 Outlet Center Dr., Smithfield, NC. Reg 10am, KSU 11am, $20/bike, $10/passenger. Benefits Whole Vet & The Blue Knights Law Enforcement MC.

SEP 21 BOYS & GIRLS HOME BENEFIT RIDE Northside Church, 2501 N. College Ed., Wilmington, NC. Reg 9am, KSU 11am, $15/rider, $10/passenger. 50/50, lunch provided, motorcycle & classic car rally, bike blessings. Benefits Boys & Girls Homes of NC.

SEP 21 GREENVILLE CH OF ABATE SC FALL POKER RUN Field House Sports Bar, 216 N. Poinsett Hwy, Travelers Rest, SC. KSU 12:30pm, last bike out 2pm, rain date: 09/28. www.abategreenvillesc.com

SEP 27-28 MAYHEM IN MIDWAY 4 185 Dusty Dr., Lexington, NC. $10/weekend pass, ride in & camp out, live music, burnout contest, bike games, bike show, vendors, food, Ms Mayhem contest, cash prizes, trophies. 336-885-5400, www. fullthrottlemagazine.com

SEP 27-28 ALL HARLEY WORLD SHOOTOUT NORTH VS SOUTH KilKare Dragway, 1166 Dayton Xenia Rd., Xenia, OH. $20/gate

SEP 28 FIRST RESPONDERS CHILI CHALLENGE Down Home HarleyDavidson, 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. 9am-5pm, www.downhomeharley. com, 336-227-1261

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SEP 28 13TH ANNUAL TIM DIFFIN MEMORIAL RUN “RIDING WITH ANGELS” Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 10am, KSU 12pm, $20/bike, $10/passenger incl poker hand. Free food while it last, auction, raffles, DJ, vendors. Benefits Cumberland Co. DSS Foster Children Christmas. www.fortbraggharley.com, 910-864-1200

SEP 28 RIDE TO GIVE Black Bear H-D, 430 Lithia Rd., Wytheville, VA. Reg 10am, KSU 12pm, $20/rider, $10/passenger incl lunch. 50/50, door prizes. Benefits Shepherd’s House & Helping Hands Food Pantry of Mt Airy. Hosted by Foothills Punishers LEMC. FMI, Deborah, southernsassguardianbelleslerc@ gmail.com


BIKE NIGHT The Cedar Stump, 110 S. Main St., Catawba, NC. www.tilleyhd. com, 704-872-3883


BIKE NIGHT The Cedar Stump, 3442 E. Broad St., Statesville, NC. www.tilleyhd. com, 704-872-3883


LADIES NIGHT 2795 NC Hwy 134, Asheboro, NC. 6-9pm, www.coxsharleydavidson.com, 336-629-2415

OCT 5 LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL RIDE Ironhorse Motorcycles, 1600 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, NC. Reg 9am, KSU 11am, $30/rider, $45/double incl shirt, rain or shine. Escorted ride, 50/50, food & drinks avail. Benefits Law Enforcement Officers in need & Tunnel To Towers Foundation.

OCT 5 FIRST ANNUAL BLESSINGS OF THE BIKES Beulah Baptist Church,670 Hickman Rd., Calabash, NC. 10am-1pm, prayers, hot dogs, live music. www.bbccalabash.com

OCT 5-6 JESSIE’S RALLY OF HOPE Call Family Distillery, 1611 Industrial Dr., Wilkesboro, NC. 12-6pm, food avail., vendors, silent auction. Proceeds go to National Tay Sachs & Allied Diseases. Simply4thekids@aol.com

OCT 10 VFW POST 5305 BIKE NIGHT 2613 E NC 10 Hwy, Conover, NC. 6-9pm, all are welcome. Taco Tuesday & drink specials. 828-464-2580

OCT 11 UPTOWN LEXINGTON BIKE NIGHT Bull City Ciderworks, 599 S Railroad St., Lexington, NC. 5:30-9pm, music, food trucks, vendors. Jack Waters, jackw@bullcityciderworks.com, 336-425-5959

OCT 11-12 15th ANNUAL AMCA

SOUTHERN NATIONAL MEET & CAMPOUT Denton Farm Park, 1072 Cranford Rd., Denton, NC. $12/adult, $6/ages 5-11, kids 4 & under free. Swap meet, antique bike show with cash prizes, vendors, food, guided rides & more. Mike Bruso, 864-804-9509


VFW Post 5305 Newton/Conover 4th Annual Military Honor Ride

n absolutely beautiful day with mild temperatures set the tone for this year’s honor ride. Attendance was great, with approximately 70 motorcycles showing up at the Newton/ Conover VFW Post 5305 to participate in the dice roll. The total attendance for the day was over 200 folks.

The ride made a nice loop around the area with stops at the VFW posts in Hickory, Lincolnton and Statesville, then returning to our post for food, music and prizes.

Best hand was won by John McCartney, better known to local riders as “Little John.” The low hand prize was awarded to Scott Snider from Claremont. Both riders chose to donate their winnings back to the cause. The 50/50 drawing was won by Al Salas, a visitor from VFW Post 101 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He also donated a portion of his winnings.

Our guests were treated to music and karaoke from David

James, as well as some line dancing and cornhole. Tasty handpattied hamburgers and hot dogs were prepared and served as well. Folks loved the fresh chili and slaw too.

Post commander Kevin Killian made the following comments, “ This was our 4th Annual Honor Ride and it was the biggest and best to date. We sincerely thank everyone who came out to support us, helping us raise $4,000 for the day! We are already beginning to make plans for next year’s event. We hope to make it even better for all.”

VFW Post 5305 welcomes Bikers back all Summer and into the Fall. A couple weeks after the Honor Ride, we hosted our first Bike Night of the year. It was better than expected. Lots of Bikers rode in for tacos, beer and to hang with friends.

We will have Bike Nights the Second Tuesday of each month through October, 6 – 9 pm. It’s Taco Tuesday with two for a dollar tacos and two dollar domestic beer. Stop by the Post at 2613 East NC Hwy 10 South of Newton. Look for the Huey helicopter and Flags out front.


e all wonder what this world is coMing to, pray and know it’s in Gods hands.

We all have our ups and downs, struggles and wonder what is going to happen next.

This past June 13 Tank has been gone 18 years, yes I still think about him everyday and miss him. When he passed I didn’t know what to do, had some really bad times. It’s never easy losing someone, but we have to go on rather we want to or not. I had the help of my family and friends, but most of all had the help of God. I had to learn that walking by Faith and doing the will of God.

You may be going through some battles or know someone that is.

We all have to pray for each other. Go to that person and tell them you know what they’re going through and how they feel. Pray with them and tell them you’re here for them and care about them.

Only in Gods time we win, not our time, He’ll come through right on time.

Be sure to remind them of the sweetness of victory when the battle is won. You know it can be dark and lonely when you’re going through stuff alone.

Hebrews 10: 25. not forsaking the assembling of ourselves

together, as is the manner of some but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the days approaching. (Exhort means when you’re feeling down and out)

Prayer for today: Lord today I want to be used, to encourage someone, I ask you to lead me to those you want me to encourage, show me what to say and how much to say and when to say it. Teach me to recognize the needs in others and not focus only on my own needs. Pray this in Jesus name. Amen.


In His Wind,
His Wind, Ms. Pat

Memorial Day Ride To Remember

his year, MeMorial day ride to reMeMber celebrated its 5th year, and as always, had a jam packed day of honoring the true meaning of Memorial Day.

What started out as a small dream for Crystal Ashe and Dennis Koch to get together and honor the men and women that sacrificed their lives for their freedom has turned into a yearly ride you don’t want to miss.

On Memorial Day morning Thompson Park in Charlotte, NC came to life with over 125 motorcycles, trikes, can-ams, and one huge Ride of Pride Freightliner truck with over 200 men and women participating to show their respects and to honor the fallen that paid the ultimate sacrifice at their first stop at Charlotte’s Vietnam Wall with a wreath laying ceremony.

They were led out of the park by Sheriff Garry McFadden and Mecklenburg County Sheriffs Office and all the way through downtown Charlotte to “rumble the windows of the high rises” and let their presence be known. This is many riders favorite part!

With the help of Mike Taylor, Dominick Fiore with the NC State Highway Patrol, and the countless officers of Stanly County Sheriffs Office, Rowan County Sheriffs Office, Davidson County Sheriffs Office and Forsyth County Sheriffs Office they rode to the Richfield Misenheimer VFD for a quick bathroom and gas break and then on to Salisbury National Cemetery at the Salisbury VA for a moment of silence. Then on to

the Thomasville Vietnam Wall, off of Interstate 85, where they stopped and had another ceremony, group picture, and wreath laying.

From there they proceeded and arrived at the Carolina Field of Honor in Kernersville, NC for their last stop.

One final ceremony and wreath laying was performed. A BBQ lunch was provided for all the participants and a 50/50 raffle and custom firepit raffle and handmade flag auctions were performed.

Although this has always been a free ride, Crystal and Dennis always make it a point to accept donations to a charity that supports veterans. This year $1500 was raised and will go to the chosen charities of Purple Heart Homes and NC Support Our Troops.

They also have annual T-shirt’s with the help of countless sponsors that feature a “memorial wall” of fallen men and women names that have paid the ultimate sacrifice, as a way to remember them as they ride for them that day.

If you can’t ever get to DC and want to participate in an awesome local ride that is true to the meaning of Memorial Day, check this ride out! They have a Facebook group called “Memorial Day Ride to Remember” and post all event details there or you can email them at ncridetoremember@gmail.com.

Don’t forget to join them next year on Monday May 26, 2025 for the 6th Annual Memorial Day Ride to Remember!!!

CCIB / CRKA 20th Annual Renee Ledford Memorial Party

hen checking My calendar for June 8th, there were six different biker events happening within an hour of Shelby. I had to make a decision - which one to go to. They were all at about the same time so I couldn’t go to more than one. I decided to go to the CCIB event.

On Friday June 7th and Saturday June 8th, the CCIB Land was where the Cleveland County Independent Bikers (CCIB) and Cleveland-Rutherford Kidney Association (CRKA) held their 20th Annual Renee Ledford Memorial Party. All proceeds going to Cleveland-Rutherford Kidney Association. Renee Ledford was responsible for bringing the CCIB and the CRKA together many years ago, so after she passed away; they started having the party in her memory.

Friday night, they had “Black Leaf” on the stage. Saturday morning was the Poker Run with the first bike out at 11:00AM. There were stops at the CCIB clubhouse in Shelby, the Windjammers Clubhouse in Shelby, The VFW in Shelby, the Vintage Dog in Boiling Springs, and finally back at the CCIB Land in Mooresboro, NC. Later in the afternoon when all the bikes were back from the Poker Run, they had a bike show, and games. At night, the band “Gilkey Cattle Company” performed on stage.

I arrived at the CCIB Land at a little after 10:00AM on Saturday morning, and parked near the gate. I like parking on the outside because it’s easier when I leave. I placed a stack of Full Throttle magazines on the registration table. After talking with a few of the club members, I learned that they had a big crowd the night before to listen to “Black Leaf”. They were hoping for another large crowd for Saturday night to listen to the “Gilkey Cattle Company”.

Soon, Mike from Full Throttle Biker Church arrived on his old blue Harley. He’s had that bike for a long time and it still looks new. He takes good care of his things.

As it got closer to 11:00AM, people were arriving, and congregating around a small building just outside the gate where they were registering for the Poker Run. I walked to the registration table, and listened to the men and women talking, laughing, and having fun. Some were old friends, and some we’re meeting for the first time. They are all welcome.

At exactly 11:00AM, they lined up, and within a few minutes, they were all gone on their way to the CCIB Clubhouse. I took pictures as they roared past. The event raised and donated approximately $7,000 to the Kidney Association. It was a winwin situation. They had a lot of fun while donating to a great cause.

85TH Myrtle Beach Spring Bike Rally

ou have to be real sour asshole to not have fun at a beach rally. The sun is out, there are a ton of cool bikes, hot skimpy dressed women and all up and down the coast there are places to party. There was a lot of fussin’ about vendor locations and such this year and no, there were not vendors at Barefoot Landing or at Broadway at the beach like there had been in the past. But there was no lack of parties, and the roads were full of bikers. Besides, we came to party and there were still plenty of vendors at Beach House Harley-Davidson, Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson, SBB and if you really needed some shopping therapy, you should hit up Fishtails Biker Resale cause they got it all! The rally is a Sunday to Sunday event and there are a lot of things goin on during the week, but the party kicks into over drive mid-week and doesn’t let up until Sunday morning.

I got into town Thursday morning, delayed by work as usual, and spent my time rolling up and down the coast stopping in on dozens of parties. I loaded up some magazines and headed out to Beach Customs to see Drew and Terry. I got a shop tour and look at some of the antiques they were wrenching on. They are just up the street from Captain Archies and it was BTN day there so I stopped in to hang out. Funny thing, riding 4 hours to hang out with people from home. It was getting hot and so I rode over to Thee Doll House to cool off. The ad in the magazine had FREE Entry to this premier gentleman’s club and its worth taking advantage of. The drinks were cold and the girls were hot. Thee Dollhouse is

a great destination all week and had hosted a big “Welcome Bikers” bash on Wednesday night featuring a $1000 amateurs contest. Next on the road south that day was The Rat Hole in Socastee. The Rat Hole is good old fashioned biker fun. They host motorcycle rodeos everyday, all day, and you are welcome to show off your skills. They host puddin’ wrestling once the sun goes down and after 8pm the party moves inside the huge warehouse of a bar for “adult games” and nobody goes thirsty round there either! My nights usually end at Bubbas Bar and Grill and there is always a party there. The parking lot was full of bikes and I ran into more friends from home. The Devil’s Cut was playing some in your face honky tonk music and like always they put on a hell of a show. Not to mention that Bubbas’ has the best staff around.

Beach House Harley-Davidson in Shallotte, NC kicked off their rally on Monday, May 13th. They had vendors set up all week long at this beautiful dealership with parts, apparel and accessories, they even had Leland Brewing Company on site serving up some suds! They always have a closeout sale on some sweet MotorClothes, not to mention a store full of beautiful 2024 Harley-Davidson motorcycles. A DJ was pumping tunes out and the Harley-Davidson Demo Truck made an appearance as well. Cool part of Beach House H-D is it’s a great stop on your way down to Myrtle Beach or a really nice ride up from the Grand Strand. You can ride straight up 17 from Myrtle Beach (or jump on 31) and once you get outta town it’s a nice back road ride, just don’t forget your skid lid since you are crossing into NC. I rolled into Beach House on

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Friday with Travis and Joah to meet up with Bob Karney and Sean Clayton, the Carolinas’ Biker Lawyers. They had the CBL van on location with Danea handing out swag. We all peeled outta Beach House and headed south to Little River to stop in at The Pilot House. Ya see, Jeff Schmid of Springers in Greensboro throws a big party at The Pilot House the last Friday of the bike rally. If you wear your Springers gear, Jeff will pick up the beer tab. There was a good crowd of Springers regulars hanging out and no lack of libations. I always pack my Springers shirt and Jeff makes sure there are some Yoohoo’s behind the bar.

Heading south out of the Pilot House we rolled on down south hitting up spots along the way. Ya gotta stop in at Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson while you are in town. There is a steady stream of bikes rolling in and out of the home town dealership and they put on events and bike nights all week long. Not to mention that they are another great vendor location. It may take you a lap to find a spot to park but it’s worth it. Out back the vendor lot has all kinds of leather, shirts, and motorcycle accessories they also host our friends from Law Tigers and RickRak. If ya need anything for your bike, stop by and see Shane and his RickRak crew they will hook you up. Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson moves their entire inventory to the Harley Shop at the Beach and they sell a TON of new and used bikes during bike week. They also host the HarleyDavidson Demo Truck. There’s so much to do, ya gotta keep rolling and so we did. We hit up local spots like Greg’s Cabana Bar, Shakerz, Patty’s Dew Drop Inn, Spokes and Bones and the world famous Suck Bang Blow. Two days into the bike rally and me and my crew have hit up over a dozen party spots, riffled through the vendors, ate and drank and put on some miles, not bad.

Saturday is The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Myrtle Beach Bike Rally Bike show. Bubba’s Bar and Grill is my home bar in Myrtle Beach and our gracious host for this bike show. This is the 4th Annual Spring Bike Show and each year the bike show has gotten bigger and bigger. Bubba’s shares the U shaped plaza with Fishtails Biker Resale, a match made in biker heaven, plus we have use of most of the parking lot and we need it. Bob and Sean, The Carolinas’ Biker Lawyers, have sponsored this bike show each spring, set up on the lot and party with us. Registration kicks off at 12pm and by that time we already had a handful of bikes registered and by 1pm the parking lot was packed. The bar was packed all day too, but the bartenders, inside and outside, were slinging drinks and keeping everyone hydrated. They had plenty of ice cold Yoohoo on hand as well, that kept me going. Seriously though, they need to make those things into 16 ounce cans so they don’t go down so quick. Bike show registration is free and The Carolinas’ Biker Lawyers put up cash prizes and trophies in six classes: Vintage, Chopper, Radical Bagger, Touring, Cruiser and Custom Non-Bagger, plus the Best In Show honors. Forty Seven killer sleds rolled in for the show and there wasn’t a clear winner in any class. My bike show crew dove right in and helped me out. This year Travis was at Continues On Page

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the helm and did registration while Devin, Josh and I judged the show with our assistants Cameron, Steven and Michael. There were some heated debates and we were picking bikes apart to find winners, it was a real stout competition. The winners went like this: Eric Stein won the Chopper Class with is clean 1967 Genny Shovel chopper. This this is so sweet and it had to be to beat out the other chops. There was an amazing BSA chopper on the lot that was a close 2nd. Vintage Class went to David Cox on his 1976 FLH. This sweet old Shovel was clean as well. Had all the parts you look for and edged out a 1965 Panhead. Anyone who knows me, now knows that this must have been a sweet Shovelhead for me to score it higher than a Pan! Dustin Worley took the Bagger class with a beautiful 2019 Road Glide. It had slick paint, and a few tricks that set it out from the pack. The Radical Bagger class was one of the toughest classes…it is Myrtle Beach ya know. Tony Yarbrough edged out the competition on a totally tricked out red 2015 Road Glide with a gleaming 32” wheel. It was just so well put together. Custom Bagger went to Andrew Lacks with his 2008 Softail Deluxe. Andrews cholo Softail was had it all twisted fat spokes, clean detailed paint and chrome for days, just how I like it. The Cruiser Class went to Thomas Perez’s 2009 Sportster all decked out with custom paint and custom bits. Bob “The Bulldog” Karney of the Carolinas’ Biker Lawyers stepped up to the mic to announce the Best in Show for the day. Best in Show went to Josh LeFaivre rolled in on a purple and white Road King radical bagger. The custom paint had some killer detail and coupled with stainless steel exhaust and purple and white powder coated engine. It was all set off by 30” front wheel. Turns out it was his 3rd Best In Show that week. Congrats Josh, our best in show came with $200 a trophy and an invitation to the 2025 Full Throttle Custom Bike Show in the Greensboro Coliseum on February 1st. Make sure you come check out this killer bike. The bike was so spectacular, Bob even offered him a spot in the CBL 2026 calendar! Once the bike show was over, so was the work! It was time to belly up to the bar and howl at the moon for a bit.

It’s true, Myrtle Beach Bike Week isn’t the same as it used to be, but what is? There is still a ton of biker friendly places to hang out up and down the Grand Strand. Parties, bike shows, vendors, live music, hot weather, bikinis, and tons of motorcycles. That still sounds like a party to me! Huge thank you to all our bike week hot spots, Bubbas & Fishtails for always being awesome hosts and the Carolinas’ Biker Lawyers for supporting the show! God willing and the creek don’t rise, we will be back in the fall to do it all over again. Come party with us, we will make sure you have a good time!

Bud’s Bike Fest & Freedom Ride Rescue

une 1st was a perfect weather day for a motorcycle ride. It was also the day of a double header at Bud’s Tavern in Youngsville, NC. First up, the 5th annual Freedom Ride Rescue. “Freedom Ride” is the ride out of the animal shelter after adoption. Keith Bouchard approached the Freedom Ride Rescue 5 years ago with the idea of The Freedom Ride as a fundraising event for the Rescue. Keith and his wife Colleen have fostered dogs for many years. A total of 72 bikes, 5 cars and 108 people signed up. The ride was 73 miles long through the North Carolina countryside. First stop was Tobacco Wood Brewing in Oxford, they had complimentary appetizers for the riders. Next, TR’s Lounge in a beautiful rural area of Vance County. When the group got back to Bud’s Tavern, part two of the double header was underway. The Bud’s Bike Fest 2024 was in full swing. Johnson County’s Automag was rocking the crowd with a mix of country and rock cover tunes, as well as several original numbers. Bud’s had the inside bar, and the outpost bar serving up cold beverages. VFW Post 8466 from Wake Forest was keeping everybody well fed. Vendors were selling items including

food, jewelry, clothing and more. Raffle tickets of all kinds were being sold, including the Grand Prize an Evo powered Heritage Softail Nostalgia. The Bike Fest proceeds went to Duke Children’s Hospital. The guest of honor was Landon Bailey, who is battling brain cancer.

A total of $3,068 was raised for Freedom Ride Rescue, and $5,141 for Duke Children’s Hospital. So far it had been a very full day, and the crowd started to dwindle.

But Jerry from Law Tigers and I stuck around as Lily and the Hellions kept the entertainment going past sunset. It was certainly long but rewarding day. A big shout out goes to the Freedom Ride Rescue Volunteers for helping organize The Freedom Ride. And to Renae, Chris and Crash for putting the Bike Fest together. The list would not be complete without a thank you to Bud’s proprietor Buck who always supports a good cause. Major sponsors of the event were Carolina’s Full Throttle Magazine, Boone MotorCo, Law Tigers and The Car Place. Be sure to attend Freedom Ride and Bike Fest 2025 if you’re in the area. We hope to see you at Bud’s Tavern soon, where “The drinks are cold, and the friendships are free”.

From The Bitch Pad

Let’s Go To The Hills! - Maggie Valley

y honeybun told me to load the bike for the weekend, and he gave me hints as to whether it will be the hills or the beach, cuz that certainly makes a difference, without telling me the actual destination. On this particular trip, it was the hills. As always, I can guess, but mum’s still the word. Yes, cute, but frustrating, just the same. Traffic on a Friday after work sucks, that remains a fact. We took the straight shot, FULL THROTTLE, to get “there” before dark. I took pictures (always) of the signs along the way, just in-case we take the exit. We kept riding West, which narrowed down the potential destinations. HoneyBun sped past signs for Boone, Lenoir, Morganton and finally, Asheville, which is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. We pulled in to fill the tank, then got right back on the highway. Damn, I was already unpacking in my mind, hoping that we were staying right in Asheville’s downtown area. I hear it has many pubs and restaurants, very eclectic and artsy, with the Biltmore Estate just down the way. Anyway, not this time. I knew now that we were likely headed to Maggie Valley or Cherokee at the furthest, cuz the sun was going down, and my butt hurt.

Wait a minute, did we just take an exit?! I was no longer paying attention (possibly napping); what did that sign say? I caught the scent of fresh mountain air, with a chill to go along with it. We must be close. Rhododendrons lined both sides of the road for miles, spectacular…

Maggie Valley, where the Great Smoky Mountains touch the sky!

It can get quite warm in the high country during the day but when the sun sets, it’s downright crisp (froze my butt off)! Layers are recommended. Luv hearing the group rides rumble through town, headed to the Blue Ridge Parkway, off and on all weekend. We savored the camaraderie at the end of the day: sitting in rocking chairs and telling stories (a smidge of truth), with a cold one in hand.

Maggie Valley is a quaint small town of less than 2,000 residents, located on the fringe of the Smoky Mountains and two national forests. It’s just a hop, skip, and a jump from the parkway. The town has an array of shops, restaurants and places to stay, from rustic to cozy and comfortable. There is a laid-back atmosphere of Southern hospitality that encouraged

us slow down and smell the flowers. One of the “must see attractions” is Dale’s Wheels Through Time Museum, that touts over 300 rare motorcycles and automobiles. This area has it all: hiking trails, camping, fishing and festivals (Arts & Crafts, Hillbilly Jam, Bluegrass, just name a few). Then, there’s a marvelous pub stop called Legends Sports Bar and Grill, with a full-sized canoe that is a center feature, and just happens to be loaded with ice and bevies, at very reasonable prices. Can’t beat that!

We took the scenic route home after a busy weekend: 19, 276 (Pisgah National Forest), 64, 74 (Chimney Rock and Lake Lure), 64 (Morganton), 70 (Statesville), 64 to 158 (home). Whew! I might have missed a sign or two along the way. It was a beautiful day to be out, to meander through the hills, the valleys, and the countryside, with the Carolina blue sky shining brightly above us.


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t was the ideal Merger of for 1984 Harley-Davidson intro duced the new Softail® motorcycle platform. Hidden rear suspension and a clever swingarm design gave the frame the clean, uncluttered profile of a vintage motorcycle with no rear suspension at all – a so-called hard tail. The Softail® chassis would prove wildly successful and was the foundation for a number of iconic Harley-Davidson® factory custom motorcycle models. Today Harley-Davidson celebrates the an niversary of the introduction of the original FXST Softail model, a design that has evolved functionally over 40 years but retains the same classic “hard tail” lines as the original.

A Family of Cruisers

rider and passenger comfort and to permit the engines to be rigid-mounted in the frame. Rigid mounting stiffens the overall chassis and connects the rider more directly to the powertrain.

The current Softail chassis introduced in 2018 is the foundation of nine models in the 2024 global collection of HarleyDavidson Cruiser motorcycles, each engineered to be stiff and lightweight, for agility and performance that will exceed the expectations of the most-demanding cruiser riders.

The centerpiece of the Softail chassis is a rear mono-shock designed for premium suspension performance – a smooth ride and outstanding handling. The coil-over shock absorber is located below the seat, where it’s easy to reach for pre-load adjustment and placed at the optimal angle to achieve efficient control of wheel motion. The mono-shock rear suspension preserves the signature “hard

The 2024 Cruiser lineup is the most diverse in the HarleyDavidson motorcycle portfolio, featuring models from nostalgic to very modern. No matter the destination, the versatility of a Harley-Davidson® Cruiser motorcycle makes the journey more enjoyable. The 2024 Cruiser models include:

Softail® Standard, Street Bob, Low Rider S, Low Rider ST, Breakout, Heritage Classic, Fat Boy, Fat Bob & Sport Glide.

Softail Origins

In the early 1980s Harley-Davidson acquired a concept motorcycle from independent design engineer Bill Davis, who experimented with suspension supported by hidden rear shock absorbers on a Big Twin frame. Harley-Davidson engineers perfected the design, introduced in 1984 as the FXST Softail® model. The frame offered customers clean styling and the classic “hard tail” lines favored by custom bike builders but sacrificed none of the comfort and handling offered by full rear suspension. The placement of the horizontal, gas-charged shock absorbers beneath the transmission also allowed for a lower seating position.

The 1984 FXST Softail model also introduced the all-new Evolution® VTwin powertrain, which would replace the aging Shovelhead engine as it was phased into the Big Twin lineup. At a time when the company was struggling financially, the Evolution engine and the Softail® chassis combined to help return Harley-Davidson to a

competitive position in the marketplace.

“When I think back on the timing of the FXST Softail model and its impact on the market – we were struggling new owners – I realize how critical this great new engine and chassis were to our survival,” wrote former Chief Styling Officer Willie G. Davidson in his “100 years of Harley-Davidson” book. “The Softail line has been a perennial best-seller and a favorite among motorcyclists. It successfully blends the past with current technology and appeals to Harley® riders everywhere.”

1st Annual Lumbee Bike Fest

he roar of engines and the vibrant spirit of the Lumbee community filled the air on June 2nd, 2024, at the 1st Annual Lumbee Bike Fest. Held at the Lumbee Recreation Center, this inaugural event marked a thrilling celebration of motorcycles and camaraderie. Organized by Lumbee Racing with Paul Watson at the helm, it was a testament to the passion and dedication of the biking community. Lowdogg Performance Tunerz, LLC and Team Honeybun were at the front of the event greeting the numerous bikers that showed up to support this event.

As riders and enthusiasts gathered, they were greeted by a bustling scene of motorcyclist, vendors, delicious food, and an impressive display of bikes and sound systems. The competition is on for these trophies. The event buzzed with excitement as participants took part in the bike sound-off, showcasing the power and precision of their machines. From classic cruisers to sleek sport bikes, there was something for every motorcycle enthusiast to admire. Sound-off winners included Kimberly J. Lockleat winner of the 4 and 6 speaker contest and Donald Locklear, winner of the 8 speaker contest. It was loud and loving; all contestants were fabulous by sound and sight standards.

But the Lumbee Bike Fest was more than just a showcase of horsepower and chrome. It was a true celebration of community. The Lumbee community showed up in full force to support the event, demonstrating their pride and unity. Amidst the festivities, there were also important announcements about new amenities at the Lumbee Cultural Center and local housing events, highlighting the ongoing growth and development within the community.

One standout feature of the event was the bike raffle organized by Lowdogg Performance Tunerz LLC. Attendees, for just five bucks, had the chance to register to win a fantastic prize while supporting a worthy cause benefiting the church. It was a testament to the generosity and goodwill of the biking community, coming together to make a positive impact.

As the sun set on a day filled with laughter, camaraderie, and the unmistakable rumble of engines, participants left with memories to cherish and anticipation for future events. Those who are eager to stay connected with Lumbee Racing and Lowdogg Performance Tunerz, LLC, and to discover more about upcoming rides and events can check out The Carolinas Full Throttle Magazine “Cruising Calendar” your local biker resource, is at the beginning of each magazine and online at https://fullthrottlemagazine.com.

Cape Fear Valley Community Paramedic Program

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Community Paramedic Program has been working with Broken Chains and created a unique partnership that has sparked interest throughout the nation. We have found that Paramedics and Bikers can be a “dynamic duo” when it comes to helping people with addiction issues, offering outreach in our community to people often underserved, and raising awareness about Suicide Prevention. Broken Chains is a fellowship of bikers and biker enthusiasts that have found recovery and healing from their trauma, addiction, mental health disorders, homelessness, and an array of other challenges. Let me tell you more about our story.

In the busy streets of Cumberland County, NC, a unique partnership has emerged, one that embodies the spirit of compassion, resilience, and community care. Community Paramedics and bikers, once seemingly distant in their missions, have joined forces to create an inspiring alliance dedicated to aiding people in need, be it during post overdose response, assisting in homelessness, food insecurities, or in combating the distressing danger of suicide. Bikers, known for their sense of camaraderie and adventure, are now harnessing their passion for riding to channel positive change within their community. We have found our underserved population connects with and interacts well with members of the biker community.

Through a monthly outreach event hosted by the Community Paramedics, Broken Chains, as well as other community partners, strive to restore dignity and provide a lifeline of resources to individuals experiencing homelessness or who are otherwise underserved, offering not just material aid but also a sense of belonging and solidarity. Broken Chains cooks and serves a meal at these events, distributes Narcan, and offers hope to each individual that is served. This event has become popular and a generous donation has been offered to expand this effort.

One of the most impactful collaborations between CFV’s Community Paramedics and Broken Chains is evident in their efforts to support individuals on a path to recovery. The Community Paramedics help find treatment options while Broken Chains offers a therapeutic ride to a treatment facility. By providing resources, transportation, and a supportive network, they help individuals navigate the complexities of rehabilitation while fostering hope and healing along the way. They serve as Peer Support Specialists and their lived experience is invaluable. Broken Chains members go with Community Paramedics to follow up on Post Overdose Response calls. Bikers, often with their tattoos, long beards, and biker attire, can engage some people that Paramedics could never reach. People working on their recovery in the community receive a support system that offers biker camaraderie while rallied around recovery. People can participate in sober rides so they don’t have to give up their biker lifestyle or their love of riding.

A third area of focus is Suicide Prevention. Broken Chains has created a Suicide Prevention Patch that reminds people “You Matter” and provides the 988 Crisis Line for Suicide Prevention. These patches have been sold nationally and were the only patch to sell out at their first ever training conference. We have learned that suicide affects the biker community more than we knew and have found bikers are eager to help raise awareness and allow community partners to provide education. We even discovered suicide had personally impacted our local Harley Davidson dealership and we are all partnering together to host the First Annual ride for Suicide Prevention and Recovery September 14, 2024 in honor of Suicide Prevention and Recovery Month. We are super excited about this new partnership and the ability to educate more people about suicide and recovery.

Cumberland-Fayetteville Opioid Response Team, our local opioid task force, has sponsored training for several members of Broken Chains so they may obtain their NC Peer Support Specialist Certification. Broken Chains members have attended Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training (a 40-hour training

for first responders centered on mental health and substance use) and shared their personal stories of recovery.

As we reflect on this remarkable alliance between Cape Fear Valley’s Community Paramedics and Broken Chains, we are reminded of the immense potential that exists within our communities and across the nation to uplift, support, and empower one another. In a world often defined by division and discord, this partnership serves as a beacon of hope and inspiration, illuminating the transformative impact of compassion and that CHANGE IS POSSIBLE. Together, we are reminded that by extending a hand of kindness, compassion, and understanding, we can create a brighter future for so many. These issues cannot be tackled alone thus making partnerships key.

Cox’s Harley-Davidson 63rd Anniversary Open House

eMorial day weekend is always a big weekend for events, both motorcycle and family events. The Cox’s Harley-Davidson 63rd Anniversary Open house is both a family event and a motorcycle event, so it checks both boxes. Cox’s Harley-Davidson is one of the few family-owned dealerships left in the Carolinas’, now being run by Stephen Cox, the 3rd generation of Cox’s to take the big office. This Memorial Day weekend dodged the quintessential holiday rainstorm and was a beautiful sunny day. This traditional open house had all the right things: Sales, vendors, bike games, food trucks and a ton of motorcycles. Rock 92 was on hand with their prize wheel and the DJ was keeping the party going.

It was hot on the pavement, but you could duck in Cox’s and check out their stock of 2024 model motorcycles, MotorClothes™ Apparel and parts and accessories. The crowd tended to start at the beer tent, good call y’all. The crowd was in and out of the store all day as the parking lot / rider training course filled with motorcycles. People wandered around shopping the sidewalk sale, checking out the vendors and snagging some eats from the food trucks. The main event of the day was the bike games. Funny thing is, I remember participating in the bike games at Cox’s Harley-Davidson way back in the day, early 2000’s with Poochie Cox on the microphone. It was really cool to see the games back out on the pavement with Stephen on the mic. Stephen was serious about the games making sure that the staple games were there: Slow Race, Roadkill and everyone’s favorite, the Weenie Bite. He then took it a step further and offered up $500 Cox’s Harley-Davidson gift cards to the winner of EACH game. Holy Cow!

It was also cool that you had to spend them that day, it’s almost like “Super Market Sweep” or something like that. Here’s $500 go spend it! What would you get? Boots? Parts? Helmets? Shirts? Anyway, this offer made riders line up, why not take a chance and have some fun at the same time. We started off with the slow race and the finals came down

to the wire with John Carter literally inching out the competition. Roadkill game is a couple’s game where the passenger uses a fishing net to scoop up roadkill as they ride by, in this case the roadkill was stuffed animals. It took a couple rounds to determine that Chase and Morgan were the best scoopers. Now all the couples that played Roadkill were required to play the Weenie Bite game. The first round anyone who got a bite moved on to the finals where the length of the bit off weenie determined the winner. A few ladies missed the weenie and rode away with mustered smeared on their faces. The ones who got a bite got a serious bite and it was Connor who fit the most weenie in her mouth. The fun part was, she “claimed” it was her first time. Either way, she snagged a $500 gift certificate and a free snack. Stephen was nice enough to precook the weenies! Did I get those names right? Who knows… Maybe it was Morgan that bit the weenie. The two couples came to the event together and won $500 gift cards each. It was a great day for a party and Stephen and his crew have plenty of experience pulling off big events. They host events most weekends in case you happened to miss out on this one. The biggest events are the Open House and the Miles for Mammograms ride that is in October. Joy Hicks was running The Mammograms ride at the open house and had this year’s giveaway bike, ride shirts and other Miles For Mammograms swag. Make sure you keep your eye on the Cruisin’ Calendar for the event date so you don’t miss out. In the meantime, take a cruise to Asheboro and check out Cox’s Harley-Davidson.

Thunder Roads Harley-Davidson Rally In The Alley

hunder road harley-davidson in Danville, VA hosted the Rally

In The Alley event May 11th which is the 3rd Annual Dyno Shootout and Custom Bike Show. You don’t see many dyno shootouts at day events anymore and I was stoked to go check that out. But what really caught my eye was that the bike show was gonna be put on by the legendary Rick Doss, the “Michelangelo of Motorcycles”. Rick has been in the Custom motorcycle scene since the 70’s, but I hadn’t heard his name in quite a while. I did a double take when I saw the ad for the event in the magazine and put it on my calendar immediately.

The weather was perfect for riding (aka it wasn’t raining) and I hit the road heading north to Danville, VA. I had a momentary memory lapse when I saw the “turn here” sign for the new casino in Danville that is only a couple miles from the dealership. But I had to remind myself that this cool event was today only, and the Casino would be there when I was done. I rolled into Thunder Road H-D to be greeted by a lot full of bikes, the smell of food from the food trucks and the giant Law Tigers inflatable. I quickly passed out a couple bundles of magazines and headed to see the bikes in the bike show. A nice line of bikes were ready for review, chromed up and shining in the sunlight. The Lacks Customs boys had brought a few of their builds out and they were getting a lot of attention. My concentration was broken by roar of a performance bike on the dyno around the corner and I went to check it out. Thunder Road H-D had set up a tent with plenty of seating under it for the Dyno spectators. This was a heated competition and bikes had come from miles around to compete. The leader board on the door of the Dyno trailer was stacked with impressive out put and the crowd responded with the addition of new scores.

Inside the dealership was buzzing with folks checking out the Thunder Road H-D MotorClothes, 2024 models and enjoying the AC. I found the free doughnuts, total score. There were some really cool bikes sitting around the parking lot that weren’t in the bike show. Sometimes that’s where you find the real gem. A cool bike, that the owner is more interested in riding than showing and is just popped in to see what was going on. There were also some industry vendors set up on the lot. Good to see Mike with S&S and Kevin with Rinehart Racing both educating the crowd on their products. The bike show raised some proceeds for local charity, but unfortunately Rick Doss had suffered a recent injury and wasn’t up for the bike show. His name was still on the trophies and

made a good draw for the event. There were several bikes that got awards but John Wilson’s Confederate Sportster took top honors and is to receive a custom trophy made by Rick Doss himself.

The Dyno was still roaring after the bike show was over and everyone wandered over to see how it all turned out. Lemme tell ya, it was a tense scene, and these were some serious bikes. When the thunder of the bikes subsided, we all waited and watched as the numbers were tallied and the winner was announced. John Hyatt edged out Michal Baldwin by 1 point. John rolled on to the Dyno as the last entry on his M8 Softail and pulls a total score of 145.5 (HP + Torque / 2) to win the

Dyno King belt for 2024. It was an impressive show down. If you are looking for a cool dealership and a nice ride head out to Danville, VA and stop in at Thunder Road Harley-Davidson. Great dealership with a great staff and, it’s right down the road from the casino… They have regular events and rides too! I will definitely be looking towards next year’s Rally In The Alley, hopefully Rick Doss will sign on for the bike show again!

Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson Host Cape Beard’s 12th Annual Pig Pickin’

ort bragg harley-davidson hosted the 12th Annual Cape Beard’s Pig Pickin’ event at 3950 Sycamore Dairy Road, Fayetteville NC. This gathering celebrated the spirit of camaraderie among bikers and enthusiasts from all walks of life, against the backdrop of Fort Bragg, promising a day filled with roaring engines, delicious food, and unforgettable memories.

In addition to the atmosphere and camaraderie, the 12th Annual Cape Beard’s Pig Pickin’ event at Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson served a noble cause: raising awareness and funds for the Autism Society of Cumberland County. This heartfelt initiative added an extra layer of meaning to the festivities, uniting bikers and attendees in support of a worthy organization. Among the array of activities, including food, fun, and games, the Cape Beard’s volunteers were a crowd favorite, generously offering their time for the beloved dunking booth. Laughter echoed as participants took aim, sending fellow bikers plunging into a refreshing pool of water. It was more than just entertainment; it was a symbol of community spirit and compassion, reminding everyone that coming together can

make a significant difference in the lives of others.

At Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, they take pride in being more than just a dealership; they are a cornerstone of the local biking community and host the HOG Chapter. There is a commitment to supporting bikers and motor-sports enthusiasts of all kinds through events like the Cape Beard’s Pig Pickin’. Whether you’re a seasoned rider or just starting out, everyone is welcome to join in the fun.

One of the highlights of the event was, of course, the mouthwatering pork. Cape Beard’s always brings the flavor, and you could truly savor it all while sitting under the canopy enjoying live music and entertainment. It was the perfect opportunity to kick back, relax, and bond with fellow riders over a shared love of motorcycles and good food.

But the festivities didn’t stop there. Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson is your one-stop shop for all your riding gear needs. From helmets to leather jackets, gloves to boots, they’ve got everything you need to hit the road in style and safety. Whether it’s for yourself or another biker, the perfect gift can be found here. The friendly staff are always there to help with all your fashion, maintenance, and motorcycle needs.

For more information about rides and upcoming events at Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, check out The Carolinas Full Throttle Magazine “Cruising Calendar” online, available at https://fullthrottlemagazine.com.

Floatin’ Into Summer At Riders’ Roost

here are folks who only Make one party a year at The Roost. Spring Fling is a good one to make because the water is warm and the fish are biting. Some of my Hickory folks were there. Fly Girl was the first to holler at me. She was in the creek catchin’ bream. I knew the Airplane Float was hers.

Then I saw Morgan come running over. The West Virginia bunch are regulars for Spring Fling. Friendly folks who have been coming for more than five years and from the start fit in like old friends. They were ready to spend time floating.

Friday’s at The Roost are great, folks ride in and are ready to relax. I served some Korean Yaki Mandu and Kimchi. I won’t talk about the Virginia Girls eating this time, but I was glad they came back for more Yaki. Other folks were cooking good stuff too.

Later we hung out around the campfires. You know that meme you like about missing campfires and Smores, well we still do that. Over the years I’ve perfected my magic potion for making colors in the fire so later we ooohhh and aaahhh for an hour.

I dig Captain Morgan’s new boat. Saturday afternoon I floated down to join her and Megan to make one big tieup with the Hickory folks. The Roost has a perfect spot for floating a couple hundred yards instead of miles. There are ropes where you can tie up and just float. Don’t go anywhere, just float in sun or shade. Oh, Megan earned her Creek Hurt Club stripes, she wiped out riding a tube over the waterfall.

Elk Creek is clean, healthy, and full of several kinds of tadpoles and minnows and things. I made one fishing pass with worms and my “don’t-catchthem” hook, feeding the little ones, looking for big ones. Nate looked in my tackle box, tied on a Rooster Tail and caught several as he walked the creek.

Before dark we were out of the creek and folks were back from riding. Rick and those guys fired up the pit and it was steaks and veggies for supper. Love campfire steaks.

That night the local A B C D band played on the Pavilion Stage. Down there folks are right up close to the band, but there is still room for some Old Grey Beards to get up and get down with their moves.

It takes a while to get on the road heading home on Sunday after the Spring Fling with all the “goodbyes” and “one more picture’s”. See y’all on the creek this Summer.


July 4-7: Independence Day Celebration

Aug 9-10: CBA State Party

Aug 30-Sept 2: Labor Day Luau Party

Nov 1-2: Halloween Party

Pam Is Back!

New FT Rep In Myrtle Beach Area

here is so Much going on in the carolinas that it is absolutely impossible to cover it all. We rely on local bikers to be our eyes and ears in their riding communities. Pam Lory now a resident of Murrells Inlet was one of our Raleigh and East reps starting back in 2006. She and her husband Ray relocated to Murrells Inlet, SC after Ray retired from Duke Energy. “We ended up in Murrells Inlet after coming down to Myrtle Beach for vacations and then after several bike weeks, we discovered Murrells Inlet and fell in love. Ray retired from Duke Energy in 2016, we bought our house and moved, never looking back.” It’s tough losing a great rep like Pam, but we totally get, relocating and retirement!

Pam, Ray and I met up this past May at the Bubba’s Bar and Grill during the Full Throttle Magazine Myrtle Beach Bike Rally Bike Show and Pam expressed an interest into Representing the Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine in her new hometown of Murrells Inlet and we are pleased to have her back!

Ray and Pam have had been riding since the early 2000’s and are getting around on their 2005 H-D Softail Standard. Pam says, “I used to ride my own, however after having two back surgeries, it’s just not feasible anymore, so now I just sit on the back and enjoy the ride”. Being familiar with both NC and SC makes it hard to narrow down a favorite place to ride for the Lory’s. “Well, when in NC we love the back country roads. Here (SC), we love to ride up to N. Myrtle Beach or we head south to Georgetown, SC. We love to hang out at Hwy 17 Roadhouse, the VFW in Murrells Inlet, the American Legion in Murrells Inlet, Suck Bang Blow and The Inlet Sports Bar (Murrells Inlet).

Get ready to see more of Pam, Ray and The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine on the SC coast! When you see them out

and about, make sure to snag a magazine and say hello! Make sure you tell them about area events and waterholes so that we can serve the area as best as possible! They will be looking to branch out in the area, and you may be the right person for the job! That is, if you want to ride your motorcycle, hang out at local biker business and sell ad space in the Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine.

Zachman’s Ride

ccasionally, a person coMes along who iMpacts the lives of so many people, that once they ascend to heaven, they are remembered fondly daily and with an annual ride. Zachman was one such young man.

Zachman’s mom, Stephanie Litaker, shared a few words at the beginning of the ride on Saturday, June 8, 2024. She talked about how the doctors told her the day Zach was born that they did not expect him to make it through the night. But he did, demonstrating from day one his love of life and the tenacity he possessed to persevere against all odds. Down Syndrome was not an obstacle to living life fully for him. He lived everyday like it was the most precious gift.

I never had the pleasure of meeting Zachman myself. I had ridden the ride a few years ago. This year I decided to share his story with you good folks. But having never met him, I felt the best way to share his story was to speak with those who did know him well. And the stories I heard both moved me and made me laugh out loud. I hope you will appreciate them as well as I attempt to retell them.

Zachman had an unconditional love for both life and people. That love was possibly rivalled by his love for hats and t-shirts. Several people recalled to me their experience of “losing” a hat and/or t-shirt to Zachman because when he saw one he loved, he laid claim to them. And if he laid claim to your hat or shirt, then most likely you left hatless and/or shirtless.

Zachman attended public school at West Johnston High School where he was an avid football fan. One story was from Breezy who had a daughter who attended school with Zachman and was a cheerleader. She remembered seeing him at the games with such a big smile, encouraging others to cheer on the Wildcats.

Zach and his family attended church at Freedom Biker Church where he loved praise and worship. Jason, the praise leader, recounted how Zachman would use sign language of sorts to indicate that he wanted to get up and stage to sing. Stephanie would try to dissuade him, but Zachman was tenacious. He would frequently wave her off and then look at Jason and make the hand gesture to indicate she was crazy. And other times he would make it to the stage to sing his heart out, making a joyful noise unto the Lord. But if he couldn’t hear himself in the monitor, the sound guy would get a stern look

while Zachman would point to his lips, then his ears. Zachman was adept at his own sign language of love. One such gesture was fondly dubbed the “Zachman salute”, which would leave the uninitiated speechless. You see, the middle finger has a hole different meaning to you and I. But if you received the Zachman salute, it meant that you were friends. So, in his memory, we all gave a Zachman salute at the onset of the ride that left from Freedom Biker Church in Benson, NC, and every person received a little rubber duck giving the Zachman salute (eat your hearts out Jeepers).

Another favorite story was when Zach was competing in the Special Olympics. Zachman was a competitor who enjoyed winning. And when it came to a foot race, he was generally the winner. But one such event he found himself passed by a competitor which did not sit well. As family and friends cheered him on encouraging him to go faster, without a glance, he offered up a salute as if to say, “I am going as fast as I can.”

Near and dear to his heart was God, his family and his friends. But Zachman had many other interests. He had a love for anything military related. Fishing and hanging out were big on his list of a good time. And he had a love for motorcycles. When he was given his vest as an honorary member of Seven Sabres, his eyes beamed with pride.

I feel like I missed a story or two. And I know I missed out on knowing this genuine young man. Although he was not expected to make it through his first night, he lived more in his short 25 years than many could live 100 years. RIP Zachman. Ride with God.

Uptown Lexington Bike Night

NC. It had fair success with the downtown vibe, but after a time found a new home at the Bull City Ciderworks facility and has gone on to pack the parking lot and alley way month after month for nearly four years, without incident. Promoter Jack Waters Jr. has worked with Bull City Ciderworks to grow this event and has put in a lot of hard work planning, promoting, emceeing and all the behind the scenes work it takes to put on a monthly event, which is a LOT of work. Hundreds of bikers enjoy live music, vendors, ciders, a best bike on the lot contest and most of all the burnout contest.

The Uptown Lexington Bike Night is the first Friday of the month and his year’s bike nights kicked off May 3rd. It was not a great day for a bike night. It was overcast and rain dripped from the sky at 6pm, the normal starting time, it was an event killer. The vendors huddled under their tents discussing when to break down and call it a night, but then the bikes started rolling in, in the rain. A half our later the parking lot was near normal attendance, and it was still dripping. Lexington was ready to party! The band, Axial Flow hit the stage and we were rolling. The night was going well, Sharee from Riding High Harley-Davidson picked Molly Scheidecker’s Billiard Teal Road Glide as the best bike on the lot and gave her $100 and the burnout contest was just about to begin. Now, since the event has been at Bull City Ciderworks, The Rebel Spirit has brought out their world-famous traveling burnout contest to the event. Each month for several years there has been bodacious burnouts that gather a crowd of enthusiasts of old school biker fun. Will Stone lit into his tire and started putting out smoke signals. He was giving it hell when the fuzz mistook our normal good time for some kind of infraction of the law and when Will was done, he got to borrow some bracelets and got an escort downtown. Jack jumped up to his defense and a parking lot of bikers let their protest be known, loud and clear. Never was I more proud of a group of bikers.

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The party went on that night, but we all worried for the future of one of the best Friday night bike nights central NC has ever had. Jack, the promoter that he is, took it up with the top brass and got it all worked out. Debates were settled and court cases didn’t happen. Will was awarded the Rebel Spirit Burnout Contest winner and we waited for June 7th to come around. Jack redesigned the burnout area and the vendor row to squash any further misunderstandings and the party was on. The weather was great, and the crowd was the biggest we’ve seen in a while. Axial Flow was back and was pumping out the tunes. Vendor alley was packed. Carolinas’ Biker Lawyers had their van there with Kristin passing out swag and Bob Karney came to check out the party as well. Riding High Harley-Davidson was scouring the lot for the best bike and found Randy and Donna’s 2021 CVO Street Glide with a matching sidecar rig. It was quite a nice setup and it won him $100. It wasn’t long into the night before people were eager to test out The Rebel Spirit burn out pit and once the tires started spinning, the smoke didn’t stop for a while. Bike after bike rolled into the pit and celebrated the freedom of zero fu¢ks. There were a ton of long loud burnouts, but Devin Snider came with a plan…and 3 extra wheels and tires. He’d burn on off of his #3 HD Goodwrench themed Road King, then change out the wheel himself and get back in line for the next burnout. Not taking away from everyone else’s efforts that night, but you can’t deny the dedication when this dude burned up a pile of tires! Obviously, he took home the Rebel Spirit Burnout Trophy that night! Once the smoke cleared the band kicked back in and the party raged on. The food truck and the bar remain busy the whole time and they work hard to keep the crowd satisfied.

Near 10pm the crowd dwindles the band plays an encore then all that’s left is a pile of tire mulch and a couple vendors that are packing up. It’s a wild time at Uptown Lexington Bike Night, one that you shouldn’t miss out on. The bike night is the first Friday of the month and will end with the October 11th date. I suggest that you plan to attend and see this spectacle of brotherhood. Huge thanks to Jack Waters Jr. for organizing this bash each month, donating to charity from the events and for sticking up for us and our good time. Also, Bull City Ciderworks does one heck of a job hosting, and we appreciate them and their spectacular event space as well. See ya at the Ciderworks on July 5th!

Memorial Ride For Jeremy McDougal

was looking for soMething to do on saturday May 25th, there was nothing happening near Shelby, but I found a Memorial Ride in Gastonia. There was no club or ministry affiliation, so I wasn’t sure about going to it. Then a few days later, the Blue Crew said that they were going to it, I know the Blue Crew, and decided to go.

The weather on Saturday morning was a little suspect. At 6:00AM, it was thundering and raining. I wasn’t sure about going to Gastonia in the rain. I waited, and when I left at 8:00AM, the sky was clear, but the roads were still wet in spots. I headed east on Rt 74. I merged with I85 and followed it until I exited at Rt 321 heading south. After a couple miles, I turned left onto Long Avenue. The QT Station at 310 East Long Avenue was on the left. I filled the tank on “Miss Vickie”, and then rode around looking for the other bikes. There were none, so I parked where there were a few open parking places near the entrance and waited.

After a few minutes, a group of bikers rolled in. They were the Blue Crew, and they parked next to me. As we caught up on what’s happening, I gave them each a Full Throttle magazine. It’s always good to catch up with friends. Later a couple other non-Harley bikes rolled in. I went over

to talk with them and gave them a copy of the magazine. I learned that the Memorial Ride was for a specific person. I thought it was in reference to the Memorial Day weekend.

Jeremy McDougal was killed while riding his motorcycle on May 11th. He was 34 years old, and one of a set of triplets – three boys. His mom and stepdad were putting on the ride in his memory. They even had t-shirts made with his picture on it, and they gave one to everyone who went on the ride.

As it got close to the 9:30AM departure time, they were talking about the route to take to The Parkway. The ultimate destination was the Osborne Mountain Overlook on The Parkway where there would be food, and a group picture to remember the event.

By the time they were ready to leave, there were over 35 bikes – mostly Harleys but some unusual bikes too. The leader was riding a crotch rocket and Jeremy’s mom and dad were on a BMW. It’s always good to diverse types of bikes on a run. Harleys are good but variety is the spice of life!

After a group prayer at 9:35AM, they left with a roar –heading toward Rt 321 north. Jeremy’s mom and dad posted heartfelt thanks for all who came. It meant a lot to them. I was glad that I came. I met some very nice people. Sometimes it pays to take a chance on something new.


Benefit Ride For Tammy Robinson

aMMy is an active MeMber of the Chrome Divas of Gaffney. She’s always there when needed. Even though she keeps fit, she had a heart attack. Her Chrome Divas club members were devastated and wanted to do something for her. They organized a benefit ride for her. Other clubs wanted to get involved when they heard about Tammy’s situation. The Armored Saints MM, The Brotherhood of Bikers, the Gaffney Elks Lodge 1305, and Red’s Watering Hole all helped sponsor the event.

On Saturday May 11th, I left home at 3:00PM heading south toward Gaffney. It was a beautiful afternoon for a ride with sunny skies and warm temps. I made it to Red’s Watering Hole in a little over a half hour and was surprised to see so many bikes parked in front.

I parked “Miss Vickie” with the other bikes and brought a stack of Carolinas’ Full Throttle magazines to the registration table. After I gave my donation, I started to walk around to see who was there. First I noticed many members of the Armored Saints MM. Their purple shirts and black vests are hard to miss.

Then I met “Squid” and his wife. I always like to see him at an event. We always talk a little about the US Navy when we meet.

I went inside Red’s to meet with the manager. She always has a smile and welcome words for me. We talked for a while before I went outside to mingle some more.

I asked “Daddy” (a member of the Armored Saints MM) where “Pop’s” was. “Pop’s” is a friend, and Marine veteran. We always have fun talking “Navy vs. Marine” when we meet. He said that “Pop’s” had someplace to go with family but would be at the Elk’s Club at the end of the ride.

Soon, “Daddy” got up on the stage, and called everybody to get around him. He talked about Tammy, how she was always there when someone needed her, and that she was his aunt. People in the crowd started to donate money to him for her. Then Red’s manager got on the stage and talked about Tammy. More and more people gave her money for Tammy. It was a real moment of giving.

Then one of the Armored Saints said a prayer before the ride asking God to watch over everybody while on the ride.

At about 4:45, everybody went to their respective bikes. There was a roar as they started their bikes, and warmed them up. Soon the ride started with a left turn onto Rt 29. They went through the South Carolina countryside on back roads to the Elk’s Lodge in Gaffney for food, silent auction, and other fun things. Tammy was supposed to be there to share in the fun with her heart monitor hooked up.

Total funds collected for Tammy was $7,318.00. Approximately 36 bikes went on the ride thru the country, and finished up at The Gaffney Elks Lodge where a good time was had by all. The event concluded with a concert from Tyler Hatley, Justin Clyde Williams, and Matt Parks.

The ride was a success because the whole biker community worked together to help a lady in need. I was glad to be part of it.

Ride In Peace Steve Winsett Nov 18, 1951 –

June 14, 2024

teve winsett passed away on June 14th, 2024 at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, NC from heart issues. Steve is a Marine, an American Patriot, Biker, Father, Husband and one of the best friends that my family ever had. Steve served in the United States Marine Corps 1968-1976 and although we never really talked about his time there I know he loved the Corps and the United States. He ended up becoming Gunny Claus with the 1st Reindeer Division, visiting with thousands of Marine kids during the holidays from 2011 through 2020 when he switched to virtual meetings to carry on the mission. Steve was a brilliant software programmer by trade and doubled as the IT guy for The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine always taking time to help me through computer and network problems. It would take me 45 minutes of jokes and stories to get to tell him what the problem was, but he’d always get it worked out, even if it took all day.

Steve loved and rode motorcycles for over five decades and rode with us on many adventures including trips to Daytona, DC for Memorial Day and the Outer Banks among numerous day trips. He kept us in stitches everywhere we went and we have the photos to prove it. Like riding buddies commonly have, there were so many inside jokes and references to times we (I) got in trouble and other times that we (I) should have gotten

in trouble. When I did need him, he was there, always. Steve and his wife Trish joined our family for Christmas dinner, New Year’s Day dinner (although they were late cause Dad DID get in trouble that day) and birthday parties. Sometimes he’d just show up at the office or our homes and that was the end of anything productive that day. He had a joke for every situation and a retort to every comment. He was just one hell of a guy and probably the reason that for the phrase, “They broke the mold after they made him” cause there just wasn’t anyone like “Cap’n Steve”. Just writing this brings back a flood of memories, that could fill the whole magazine. Trying to keep up with Steve and my dad on a 12 bar OBX poker run, riding go carts, Steve beating me one handed in pool over and over, the time he had Corky’s BBQ shipped in from Memphis for Dad’s birthday, the time we drank 12 bottles of wine at the “Christmas Party”, riding down Constitution Ave together, a late night riding in Savannah, the “Tequila Christmas”, his 7am Ironhead Sportster “alarm clock” outside my tent at the Smokeout. The list goes on and on.

He was my other Dad, my crazy Uncle and my big brother but I think he had that effect on everyone. I will miss Steve Winsett but I won’t forget him or any of the things he did for me, my family and the magazine. I know for certain, he’s having a Hog Oil with Dad in heaven and the jokes are rolling. R.I.P. Cap’n.

MRF Motorcycle Rights Update

Our mode of transportation and our lifestyle are under constant attack. Here are some of our current legislative issues.

Right to Repair

Do you enjoy working on your motorcycle? Do you want to guarantee access to the parts, tools and service information required to modify, service and maintain your bike? If you answered yes to these questions, it is time to contact your legislator in the House of Representatives and tell them to cosponsor H.R. 906, the Right to Equitable and Professional Auto Industry Repair Act or the REPAIR Act.

The REPAIR Act will ensure that vehicle owners or repair shops will have access to the information, software or tools needed to work on vehicles. The proposed law also establishes rules regarding vehicle data access. This commonsense law will help preserve consumer choice and a fair marketplace.

Internal Combustion Engines (ICE)

Earlier this year, the Biden Administration presented plans to shift this country to a majority Electric Vehicle (EV) market over the next ten years. In June, Senator Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma introduced S.2090, the Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act. This bill would amend the Clean Air Act to prevent a ban on the sale of Internal Combustion Engines,

effectively trumping any state law that outlaws their sale. S. 2090 is the Senate’s version of H.R. 1435, a bill that recently passed out of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Fuel Choice:

Advocate for targeted changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), including the following actions:

Support the universal availability of approved fuel blends containing no more than 10 percent ethanol by volume. Promote additional research and independent studies concerning the effects of higher blends of renewable fuels on motorcycles.

Ensure the availability of separate pumps (i.e., no multidispensing) to minimize the risk of damage to motorcycle engines where a higher blend of renewable fuel blends is available.

These are just a sample of legislative issues the MRF is currently addressing. The MRF cannot do this alone. We need all motorcyclists to help put pressure on our legislators. To join the Motorcycle Riders Foundation, please visit mrf.org

In Freedom, Eric Ross

MRF Director of Membership

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!!

Going Off Road...

I have been a motorcycle guy for about as long as I can remember and can honestly say I have never understood what folks get out of intentionally riding off-road. Every time I have gone offroad, I have collected scars on my body as evidence that off-road is a bad idea. One of those scars, my first Austin scar, I wear yet today on the left side of my chest right above my heart.

It was not my fault. I was relaxing on a float in my backyard swimming pool having more than a few beers on a Saturday afternoon. I was pleasantly drifting in and out of sleep. All of a sudden, a four-wheeler came zipping down the hill of the vacant lot next to my house. After doing a few donuts on the flat part of the lot, he shot over the curb into the cul-de-sac and down the street. I did not like the sudden noise, but what I really did not like was that I owned that vacant lot. Having spent the morning working on the landscaping the ATV had just destroyed, I was not happy. Needless to say, from a period of relative bliss I bypassed anger and went straight into something akin to rage.

I owned two motorcycles at that time. One was the Harley and the other was one that could get me from point A to point B very quickly. My quick bike was a Honda Magna V65. As the street version of Honda’s racing bike, it had a four-cylinder 118-hp engine that would take its ultralight frame to 100 mph in just a few seconds using only the first three gears. This left three more gears to wind before reaching a top speed of 165 mph. I loved that bike.

Without even drying off, much less thinking of putting on some jeans, I mounted that crotch rocket and went in hot pursuit of the aforementioned fourwheeler. I caught him less than a mile away, still in our neighborhood. Upon my pulling him over, he really pissed me off . . . with kindness. He apologized profusely and offered to come down and repair any damage done, and in short was disgustingly nice.

Frustrated and with nowhere to dispense my rage, I pointed the V65 back toward home and gave it full throttle. The road had two lanes with one very sharp downhill curve. This combination set me up for a critical and even sobering decision to make. I was going into a 30 mph curve at about 70. Do I lay the bike down with some hope of making the curve or do I nail the brakes, slowing down as much as possible before going “off road”? Given that I was wearing only a flimsy swimsuit, laying that bike down and allowing the asphalt to eat all my skin off did not seem appealing. I took door number 2: I nailed the brakes yet I still hit the curb fast enough to launch the bike into the air. I held on and was still upright for about twenty-five yards before the bike went down. The bike stopped suddenly, the handlebar buried in the dirt. I did not stop until quite some time thereafter. My flying body hit a number of small saplings but no large trees. I mostly just tumbled and slid in the dirt and gravel.

A very strange peace came about me when I realized that I was alive and could even get up on my own. I was not angry but almost happy, happy to be alive. I had a lot of blood on me from all the scrapes and cuts. What I did not have on me was my swimming suit. I was totally naked in broad daylight in my own neighborhood. Most of my pain was coming from my chest, where, by some weird circumstance, the clutch lever had broken off the bike and stuck. I should have left it there but like a fool I pulled it out. Blood spurted, so I had to use one hand to apply pressure. After walking almost back to the bike, I spied the rag that used to be my swimming suit. With one hand over my chest as if I was pledging allegiance to the flag and the other holding my

used-to-be swimming suit over my dick, I walked home past my neighbors, who were doing Saturday afternoon things in their yards. They looked at me strangely.

Upon my arrival home, I banged on the front door. My son, Jonathan age twelve, opened the door somewhat wideeyed. I told him to bring some towels and a fifth of Jack Daniels to the backyard. I would meet him there as I was far too bloody to go into the house.

I cleaned up pretty good, put some shorts on, and went a few doors down, where a friend’s wife was a nurse. Fortunately, they were at home. She put a butterfly bandage on the chest puncture wound and told me to get to the emergency room as soon as possible for xrays and more attention to that puncture.

I would have done that except that I had a business event, a going-away party for a friend, that very night and really needed to be there. I would catch the emergency room routine next time I went “off road.”

As to the bike, I left it where it lay for weeks, just hoping someone would steal it. No one did, but finally a guy came by and made me an offer as is, which I took. I never laid eyes on that hot little number again!

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