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The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine



Table Of Contents Issue #248

Burly Beards And Bad Ass Girly Tats!


21 st Attempt - Fear Of February Party


Charlotte Easyriders Bike Show 2019


Sidney Williams Memorial Build

March 2019

Letter From The Editor.....................................................5 Cruisin’ Calendar..............................................................6 Cover Story - CBA Swap Meet & Bike Show....................7 Quotable Quote................................................................16 Brotherhood of Bikers Polar Bear Ride............................18 2019 Burlington L.O.H. Chili Cook-Off..............................20 The Prepared Rider..........................................................22 Frog Level MC 44th Anniversary Party..............................26 Long Road 2019, The 11th Year........................................28 AMCA Legends Frostbite Ride.........................................30 Fort Bragg H-D Super Bowl LIII Weekend Tailgate Party....................................................32 Widowmaker CDR Customization Concepts....................34 Easyriders Bike Show After Party At Tank Town Tavern........................................................39 Coffee And Donuts With STE Powersports......................40 ThunderZone....................................................................42 Burly Beards & Bad Ass Girly Tats!..................................44 The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine’s 21st Attempt - Fear Of February Party..............................46 NC Motorcycle Lobby Day................................................48 Spokes & Jokes................................................................50 Charlotte Easyriders Bike Show 2019..............................52 What Are You Called To Do?............................................54 People & Places...............................................................56 It’s Chili At The VFW.........................................................58 Tapplock - Smart Fingerprint Padlocks.............................60 Sidney Williams Memorial Build.......................................62 E-15, EPA, And Spring.....................................................63 The B.A.N.C. Foundation’s Annual 50/50 Mileage Run....64 Hogs And Rags Greenlight...............................................65 January At Trax Tavern.....................................................66 Two PM On A Sunday......................................................68 Road Rash ‘N Road Tales True Stories From The Road.... 69

Letter From The Editor

Staff Mark Infield

Editor / Owner

Molly “WildThing” Infield Operations Manager

Lincoln “Buzz” Infield Layout / Design / Webmaster

Renea Brown

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Sales Staff Lincoln, Alan, Scott, Crystal T, Christian, Mark H., Rose, Lloyd, Elwin, Anthony, Gary, Ricky, Caroline, Trisha, Brian, Mark C. Beth, John, David, Ed, Jim, Chad, Clyde, Jaybird

s time just flyin’ by, or what? Seems like yesterday we were distributing the February issue and now it’s March. Well, that’s a good thing in some respects, it means summer riding where you don’t have to put all that leather on is upon us. And check out the Cruisin’ Calendar in this issue – the rides and rallies are stacking up so you can start marking your calendar and making plans. The Easyriders Bike Show Tour in Charlotte and our own Fear of February Party are in the rear-view mirror and the stories about these events are included this issue. You can always count on The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine to bring you up to date on local parties, the best watering holes, legislative issues affecting motorcyclists, and articles of general interest to folks in the Carolinas. The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine is proud and grateful to enjoy the support of local dealerships, small shops, and biker friendly businesses, so we can bring you the best event calendar on the east coast. Please be sure when visiting any of our advertisers to tell them you saw their ad in The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine. Our sales staff will be out and about this spring so be sure to smile, so we can put your mug on the ‘People & Places’ pages. If anyone out there thinks they would like to become one of the Full Throttle team, just give us a call and we will tell you how. Making $$ to be a biker? Oh yes, do it with The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine. We’ll be seeing you out there – ride safe.

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MONTH OF MARCH B.A.N.C. 3RD ANNUAL 50/50 MILAGE RUN Cycle Gear 544 N. McPherson Church Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Beginning mileage reg dates are Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 12-2. Ending mileage reg is Dec 21st. Reg $25/person. 910-551-1161. MAR 2 14TH ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF Harley-Davidson of New Bern 1613 Hwy 70E New Bern, NC. 252-633-4060. MAR 2 ANNUAL CHILI COOK OFF Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 11-1, $5/judges fee, vendors, music, Iron Angels bake sale. Presented by Freedom Biker Church. Kellie Tew 910-567-2221. MAR 2 FREEDOM AT WORK RUN Exxon 30 Powell Place Ln, Pittsboro, NC. Reg 9:30 KSU 11 $20/ride $10/ at the door. Food, live music, games, 50/50. Proceeds benefits American Legion Post 292. 919-898-6599. MAR 2 LETS ROLL MC 14TH ANNIVERSARY COOK-OUT Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. 11-4 celebrate 14th Anniversary of Let’s Roll MC. Live music and cook-out. 919-596-9511. MAR 2 MARDI GRAS Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. 11am-3pm, blazin hot wing eating contest, door prizes, games. Free to enter, email ron@

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Sponsored by: 336-227-1261. MAR 2 6TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY & MARDI GRAS THROW DOWN Lucky’s 1453 Industry Dr. Burlington, NC. Live music. 336-693-4100. MAR 2 NAZARETH 1ST QUARTER BIRTHDAY PARTY Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. Meet 11:30am KSU 12:15, non riders meet at Nazareth at 1. Bring a gift from the “wish list” on Wrapped or unwrapped, tag with child’s name. Food, cake, ice cream. Darby Dillard. 704-995-4097. MAR 2 SURPRISE BIRTHDAY THE JERSEY MUTT ARRIVES Tank Town Tavern 6711 Freedom Dr., Charlotte, NC. Live music. 704-2770268.

MAR 9 FIRST GRILL OF THE YEAR Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 11am-1. www.fortbraggharley. com 910-864-1200. MAR 9 2019 BIKE BLESSING Cycle Max 6723 Ward Blvd. Wilson, NC. Prayer 12pm, food, music, fun. 252291-2121. MAR 9 JASON HILL BENEFIT RIDE Cox’s Harley-Davidson 2795 NC Hwy 134 Asheboro, NC. Reg 11 KSU 1 $20/bike includes 1 bbq plate, $8 bbq plates and can be delivered, live music, bouncy house, silent auction, 50/50. Proceeds go toward cancer treatments and living expenses. 336-629-2415.

MAR 9 COLUMBIA CAR MEET-UP Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Ctr. Dr. Columbia, SC. 803MAR 2W SPRING OPENER & BIKE E R E Y O U I N J U R461-1121. ED? BLESSING Thunder Tower HarleyDavidson 190 Pontiac Business Ctr. MAR 10 A ROCK SHOW FOR JEFF Dr. Columbia, SC. www.thundertowXtreme Wings N Things 3441 Myer 803-461-1121. Lee Dr. Winston-Salem, NC. 1pm$15/cover $20/includes all you I hope youuntil never MAR 2 CLEVELAND COUNTY CBA can eat chicken stew. Proceeds go have to call me... MEMBERSHIP DRIVE/SWAP MEET toward medical expenses for Jeff Joker Powersports 105 Stony Point Vaughn. 336-293-4983. Rd., Blacksburg, SC. 9am-3pm, food, vendors $5 table. Mike Molan MAR 15 LADIES INTRO TO MO919-363-8662. TORCYCLING EVENT Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 Hanford Rd. MAR 8-17 DAYTONA BEACH BIKE Burlington, NC. 6:30pm-8:30pm, WEEK Rides, rodeos, concerts, door prizes, giveaways, guest swap meets, camping, racing. www. speaker, fashion show, food and but I am here, www.daydrinks. if you need me 336-227-1261.


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WELCOME BACK MY FRIENDS TO THE SHOW THAT NEVER ENDS… WE’RE SO GLAD YOU COULD ATTEND, COME INSIDE, COME INSIDE……. Yup, it’s the Concerned Bikers Association Fall Bike Show & Swap Meet sponsored by Tilley Harley-Davidson of Salisbury. Our show has been going on for 48 years thanks to all of fine folks supporting us. This ain’t a t-shirt show, folks. It is a real swap meet and bike show put on by real bikers. Our members work hard to put on a good show for your enjoyment. If you’ve been to one of our shows, you know there will be a building full of beautiful show bikes to look at. There will be 2 buildings and a barn and a giant outdoor midway full of vendors. Come early if you want to find those antique parts you’ve been looking for. You can find something that you want or need…from a new set of tins, a new front end, tires, a rolling chassis, engines, transmissions, or a new complete motorcycle. You can find biker jewelry, leathers, boots, t-shirts. You name it, it will be there including food and beverages. There will be two bands playing all day for your listening pleasure. We will have a “wet-t-shirt contest” both days with a cash prize of $500. We will be having a ladies “best bun contest” with a cash prize of $500, also. The bike show will have trophies and a $1,000 People’s Choice Award. We want to remind you that when you attend our show, or any CBA event across the State, all the money stays in North Carolina and is used to promote our sport and lifestyle and to be your eyes and voice in Raleigh and Washington, DC. We try to keep you informed of legislation that affects us as Bikers. We talk to legislators and let them know how we feel. We fight against some legislation and help introduce some favorable legislation, also. You need CBA and CBA needs you. We need a united motorcycle organization to have more impact with the Legislators. Remember, “United we stand…. Divided we fall”. Join our/your organization now! We will be having a membership drive at our show. You can join Charlotte CBA for the low, low cost of $10.00 for a yearly membership and help us represent you in Raleigh. (We can keep the cost down because of our Swap Meets.) One of the things that CBA uses the money for, and that I am most proud of, is our MSAP…Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Program. This is where our CBA MSAP trained instructors, under the leadership of Keith Long, go into local high school driver’s education classes and make students aware of motorcyclists that they will be sharing the road with. Our Charlotte MSAP Instructors have taught over 52,000 students. Hopefully this will save some lives. Concerned Bikers Association=Freedom Fighters=CBA/ ABATE of NC Recent Accomplishments: No More Motorcycle Only Checkpoints: House Bill 381 (SL2011-216) prevents law enforcement agencies from establishing patterns for vehicle stops at checking stations based on a particular type of vehicle. Right-of-Way Protection for Motorcyclists: House Bill 113

(SL2011-361) significantly increases the penalties for crowding a motorcyclist out of his/her lane or causing injury to the motorcyclist. Expansion of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Training [MSAP]: House Bill 200 (SL2011-145) included a provision that requires driver’s education instruction to include at least one hour of motorcycle safety awareness. More Protection from Drunk Drivers: Senate Bill 16 (SL2011-16) expanded authority of law enforcement officers to acquire blood samples from any person criminally charged in any case involving death by vehicle that is alcohol related. More Protection from Drunk Drivers: House Bill 49 (SL2011-191) mandates active jail time for DWI offenders with three or more grossly aggravating factors and provides for enhanced monetary penalties and permanent revocation of the convicted person’s driver’s license. Motorcycle Red Light Law: If the light ‘trip’ has not recognized your motorcycle within 3 minutes, you may safely proceed through the intersection. This year, we are also working on bills to: Fine people for blowing grass clippings into the road. A bill to make it legal for bikers to wear a face mask. An anti-profiling bill. An equal access bill for all motorcycles. A freedom of choice bill for helmet use. And most important, a distracted driving bill. We also get Proclamations from the State and many cities across our State declaring “May Is Motorcycle Safety & Awareness Month in NC”. Charlotte CBA has fun and goes on runs and to events as a group. If you would like to join us, we meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month at the Iron Thunder Saloon meeting room, Concord Mills. We will have a membership booth at the Swap Meet, also. Come out to our show on March 23 & 24, 2019 and support the CBA, our vendors, and our sponsors so that we can keep giving you the biggest, best, and oldest Bike Show and Swap Meet on the East Coast. For vendor information, contact me, Rick, 704-577-1546 or go to and look under Swap Meet and Bike Show information. Check us out at See ya at the Swap Meet….Rowan County Fairgrounds, Exit 74 off I-85, Julian Road, Salisbury, NC. RIDE SAFE & RIDE FREE!!!! Rick


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MAR 16 13TH ANNUAL RIDE TO SUPPORT THE CARTERET COUNTY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAM No Name Pizza Grille & Lounge 5227 hwy 70 Morehead City, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11 bring paper products, cleaning supplies, disposable diapers, batteries, deodorant, non-perishable food items, kitchen bags, ziplock bags, gift cards. Hosted by Crystal Coast Messengers. Keith Stroud 252-241-2844. MAR 16 GRILL, CAR AND BIKE WASH Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 11am-3. Benefits Track Day for Jay Mancino. 910-864-1200. MAR 16 REVENANT WARRIORS SPRING BASH The Spring 3616 NC Hwy 42 Willow Springs, NC. 4pm show starts at 6pm. $10/gate fee. 50/50, vendors welcome. MAR 16 CHILI COOKOFF Shelton’s Harley-Davidson 606 Corporate Dr. Goldsboro, NC. 12-2. $5/judge. Contact Kristi to enter www.SheltonsHD. com 919-731-2776. MAR 16 SHAM-ROCKIN SATURDAY CHILI COOK OFF Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. 11-4. Green beer, live music and raffles. Join the Big Red Machine in their first annual Chili cook-off. 919-596-9511. MAR 16 IRON ELITE Smokin Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr. Winston-Salem, NC. 3-8pm No entry fee open bike show, beer, music, vendors, prizes. www.smokinharley. com 336-722-3106.

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MAR 16 ACC TOURNAMENT COOK OUT VFW Post 9899 2923 Archdale Rd., High Point, NC. 2pm, $5/bbq & wings. 336-431-1106. MAR 16 SPRING FREE(ER) OPEN HOUSE & ST. PATTY’S DAY BLOWOUT Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr. Salisbury, NC. DJ, food, green beer, give aways, vendors. 704-638-6044. MAR 16 4TH ANNUAL NURSING SCHOLARSHIP POKER RUN Kennedy-Hall Post 106 6250 NC Hwy 801 Salisbury, NC. Reg 8:3010:15 KSU 10:30 $15/rider $10/ pass, all vehicles welcome. Raffles, door prizes, food. Benefits American Legion Colon Furr Memorial Nursing Scholarship. 704-278-2493. MAR 16 ST. PATRICK’S DAY PRE PARTY Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd. Concord, NC. Food and drinks. 704-9797433.

MAR 16-17 GET LUCKY WEEKEND Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 12-4, Wear green to be entered into raffles. Raffles every hour on Sat & Sun. www.fortbraggharley. com 910-864-1200. MAR 17 BIKE GIVEAWAY KICK OFF EVENT Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 12-3. Food truck, demos all day. www.fortbraggharley. com 910-864-1200. MAR 17-20 RIDE UP RALLY Freedom Biker Church 131 Guy Rd., Clayton, NC. Special guest speaker. 919550-3733. MAR 23 BOOK RUN Barnes & Nobles 3040 Evans St., Greenville, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11 bring 2 age appropriate books K-5th grade per bike. Escorted ride. Benefits Vick Elementary School. Barry 252-399-2357.

MAR 23 FAYETTEVILLE ROLLER MAR 16 ST. PATTY’S DAY Tank W E R E Y O U I N J U RDERBY E D ? FUNDRAISER AND GRILL Town Tavern 6711 Freedom Dr., Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Charlotte, NC. Bar tab for best Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, dressed Leprechaun, live music. NC. 11am-2. www.fortbraggharley. 704-277-0268. com 910-864-1200.

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MAR 16 ST. PATTY’S DAY COSTUME CONTEST Crossroads have Harley-Davidson 1921 US Hwy 421 Wilkesboro, NC. Best Irish biker and best sexy Irish costume. Snacks, drinks, live music. 336-867-1003.

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MAR 23 BUTT PICKIN’ CONTEST Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Annual Boston Butt Cook-Off $10/donation, live music, blood drive. Benefits Triangle Ride for Kids. Register online/paper deadline 3/19/19 www. 919-832-2261. MAR 23 ANNETTE’S “RIDE THE HAPPY ROAD” CANCER BENEFIT RUN Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson 1126 S Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 8-10 KSU 10, $30/rider includes t-shirt, food, raffles. Proceeds go toward medical expenses. Rob 919349-3202. MAR 23 BENEFIT FOR PERRY The Tipsy Crowbar 215 Berkley St. High Point, NC. 3pm, $8, food, door prizes, live music. Proceeds go to Perry to finish his roof and other needed repairs. 336-202-4837. MAR 23 CHRISTINA BILLINGS STUNT RIDER Smokin Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., WinstonSalem, NC. showtimes: 12pm, 2pm, 4pm. 336722-3106. MAR 23 1ST ANNUAL RANDOLPH COUNTY CBA CHILI COOK OFF Cox’s Harley-Davidson 2795 Hwy 134 Asheboro, NC. Vendors 9-5, cook off 11-2, $10/compete $5/judge all you can eat., 50/50. Gena 336963-3438. MAR 23 2ND ANNUAL CHOPS RODS & BBQ Brooklyns Pizzeria 3481US Hwy 601 S. Concord, NC. 12-4 $10/bike/car entry. Hosted by Steel Rain MC. doc@steelrainmc. com. MAR 23 2ND ANNUAL MIKE’S COWBOY CHILI CHALLENGE 651 21st St. NE. Hickory, NC. Outside woodfired. 828-327-8555.

MAR 23 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY & CVMA34-1 SPRING CHARITY RIDE Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Ctr. Dr. Columbia, SC. www. 803-461-1121. MAR 23 GUTS FOR GLORIA POKER RUN Rascals 1221 16th Ave Conway, SC. Reg 10:30 KSU 12, $10/person. Benefits baby Gloria who was born with HLHS. MAR 23-24 46TH ANNUAL CBA SPRING SWAP MEET & BIKE SHOW Rowan County Fairgrounds 1560 Julian Rd., Salisbury, NC. Gates open 10am-6pm $15/on day $25/two day pass, bike show, wet t-shirt contest, live bands, vendors. Rick Nail 704455-6245. MAR 24 MR. GENE’S BIRTHDAY RIDE Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Ctr. Dr. Columbia, SC. www.thundertowerhd. com 803-461-1121. MAR 30 SUNSHINE BAG PROGRAM POKER RUN AND GRILL Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 11am-3. Vendors, activities, food, live entertainment. 910-864-1200. MAR 30 REVENANT WARRIORS RIDE FOR KIDS POKER RUN Locked and Loaded 305 McCormick St. Garner, NC. Reg 11 KSU 12 $20/ sgl $30/dbl $20/virtual rider. Food, 50/50, vendors. Benefits Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Triangle Ride for Kids. revenantwarriors@ MAR 30 5TH ANNUAL FALLEN OFFICER MEMORIAL RIDE HarleyDavidson of New Bern 1613 Hwy 70 E New Bern, NC. Reg 9 KSU 11 $20/ rider $10/pass. Presented by Veteran Enforcers Motorcycle Association New Bern Chapter. 252-633-4060.


MAR 30 D & Q SWAP MEET D & Q 34 Ray Hart Ln. Angier, NC. 11:30-1. Southern Cruisers RC will be serving hot dog lunch for donations. Benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. http://www.dandqmotorsports. com 919-639-5511. MAR 30 FULL THROTTLE BIKER CHURCH BBQ FUNDRAISER Pleasant Garden Community Center 5024 Alliance Ch. Rd. Pleasant Garden, NC. 11am-5pm $10. Proceeds go toward expansion fund. www. MAR 30 CRUISING FOR A CAUSE Spare Time 5502 Hornaday Rd., Greensboro, NC. Reg 10 KSU 12:30, $20/biker $10/rider. Benefits Victory Junction. 336-663-7295. MAR 30 DUKES MOTORCYCLE RALLY Judy’s Place Too 4760 S Main St., Winston-Salem, NC. Reg 10:30 KSU 1, $15/sgl $20/dbl. Raffle, 50/50, auctions. Benefits Tony Dukes expenses. 336-784-7448. MAR 30 BRANDY HUNDLEY BENEFIT DICE RUN The Pub 1532 N Ridge Ave, Kannapolis, NC. Reg 12 KSU 1, $10/sgl $15/dbl. Food. Help w/ medical expenses 704-932-6001. MAR 30 FOOD TRUCK SATURDAY Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd. Concord, NC. www. 704979-7433. MAR 30 SPRING OPEN HOUSE Tilley Harley-Davidson 1226 Moreland Dr., Statesville, NC. Food, beer, music. 704-872-3883. MAR 30 MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY CHARITY POKER RUN New Dixie Gaston 100 Pleasant Hill Rd. Gaston, NC. Reg 9-11:30 KSU 12 $30/ bike includes drawstring gift bag/ poker chip. 50/50, food. dwilliams@


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MAR 30 3RD ANNUAL PHIL PAGE MEMORIAL CHALLENGE Harley Haven 941 Western Ln., Irmo, SC. KSU 9, $40/bike challenge fee. Hosted by Central SC HOG. Benefits Carolina Sunshine for children. www. 803-781-1837. MAR 31 BENEFIT FOR ALZHEIMER/CELEBRATION FOR LLOYD LUQUER’S RETIREMENT Double D Burnout Saloon 1408 E Mountain St., Kernersville, NC. 1pm, live music, food, 50/50, vendors. 336-823-2675. APR 2 RIDE TO UPTOWN LEXINGTON BIKE NIGHT Tilley HarleyDavidson 653 Bendix Dr. Salisbury, NC. 704-638-6044. APR 2 UPTOWN LEXINGTON BIKE NIGHT Main St., Lexington, NC. 6-9pm. Benefits Ridin’ Hawg Wild – Sammy’s Ride. sloop.rusty9@gmail. com. APR 4 WHEELS THROUGH TIME OPENING DAY Wheels Through Time 62 Vintage Lane Maggie Valley, NC. 828-926-6266. APR 6 7TH ANNUAL NC SANDHILLS BIKE BLESSING Freedom Biker Church 455 Rock Hill Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 11-2:30pm, music, raffle, door prizes, vendors, food, prizes. Kellie Tew 910-567-2221. APR 6 SCRAPIN FOR A CURE BIKE AND CAR SHOW Dee’s Memorial Park 403 NW Railroad St., Pikeville, NC. Reg 9-12 $20. Open to all makes and models, vendors, food, 50/50. Judging 12 Awards 2. Benefits UNC Leukemia Research Foundation. Scrapinby.autoclub@ 919-252-6820.

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APR 6 RONALD MCDONALD POKER RUN Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. KSU Noon, food and drinks. Benefits Ronald McDonald House. 919-5969511. APR 6 3RD ANNUAL RIDE FOR AUTISM Copper Cricket Pub 98 Amarillo Ln., Sanford, NC. Reg 10, $10/sgl $15/dbl. Hosted by Infidels MC of Sanford. Benefits Fundraiser supporting Autism research and awareness. 919-498-0051. APR 6 1ST ANNUAL FRINGE RIDE Full Throttle Magazine HQ 711 W. Main St. Jamestown, NC. Free Ride. Reg 10am, Ride 11am. Person wearing the most fringe wins. Spons by The Rebel Spirit & Full Throttle Magazine. Destination TBA. 336885-5400. APR 6 RANDOLPH COUNTY CBA EASTER FOOD DRIVE AND RIDE Cox’s Harley-Davidson 2795 NC Hwy 134 Asheboro, NC. Reg 10 KSU 1, bring canned food for donation, 50/50, food. Benefits Harvest Table. 336-963-3438.

APR 6 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY/SWAP MEET Joker Powersports 105 Stoney Point Dr., Blacksburg, SC. 10-5, live music, vendors. 864-513-1019. APR 6-7 EUROBIKE RALEIGH 2019 DO THE TON TRIANGLE Coastal Credit Unit Midtown Park 4011 Cardinal at North Hills St. Park at N Hills St., Raleigh, NC. Rides and bike related events around the downtown Raleigh area on Sat Apr 6th. Show will be Sun Apr 7th at Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park. Dedicated to European motorcycling and exceptional build machines. www. APR 7 2ND ANNUAL KJ RIDE & BIKE & CAR SHOW Smokin Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. Reg 10-11, ride time 11-12 ride entry $10/bike or car. Bike & car show 12-4, show entry $5/ bike or car. Raffles, live music, food. Rain date Apr 28th. Proceeds to American Fdn. For Suicide Prevention. 336-722-3108.


APR 6 ORPHAN RUN Speedway APR 7 ANNUAL BUB LOLLIS Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington WHITTEN CENTER RIDE DownRd., Concord, NC. Reg 11, $15/sgl town Square, Clinton, SC. Reg 12 $20/dbl. Proceeds to benefit Sacred 2:30, bring deodorant, shamI hope youKSU never Selections. Presented by Disciple poo, body wash, toothbrushes, toothhave topaste, call me... Christian MC. mouthwash, hand sanitizers, Tim 704-607-8434. Lubriderm lotion, all size batteries, adult coloring books, color pens APR 6 PUBLIC SAFETY MOTORand pencils or monetary donations. CYCLE RIDE & POKER RUN Indian James Lollis 864-993-3718 or ColeMotorcycle Charlotte 110 Indian ton Lollis 864-993-5422. Walk, Lowell, NC. Reg 9 first out 10 escorted ride, $20/rider $10/pass, add hand $10 3/$25. Benefits cancer services of Gaston 704-864but I County. am here 1271.

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APR 12-14 7TH ANNUAL CREEKSIDE BIKE RALLY 390 Colt Thornburg Rd., Dallas, NC. $20/person all wknd, primitive camping, live bands, wet t-shirt contest, swap meet, vendors. Rain or shine. Sponsored by The Karney Law Firm. Must be 21. Lucky 704-813-7146. APR 13 RIDE FROM HARLEY-DAVIDSON OF NEW BERN to Nicole’s Bluegrass bikes & bbq Harley-Davidson of New Bern 1613 Hwy 70 East New Bern, NC. Reg 1 KSU 2 $15/ bike includes free bbq meal. 252633-4060. APR 13 NICOLE’S BLUEGRASS BIKES & BBQ Crystal Coast Civic Center 3505 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC. 12-8 bike show reg 12 judge 3 awards 4, $15/bike includes free bbq meal. Michael 252-3491198. APR 13 CABIN FEVER RIDE Shelton’s Harley-Davidson 606 Corporate Dr. Goldsboro, NC. 919-731-2776. APR 13 NC VIII OFFICER DOWN RIDE Ron Ayers Motorsports 1929 N. Memorial Dr., Greenville, NC. Breakfast served 8-10:30, KSU 11, $25/rider $15/pass includes shirt, breakfast, lunch, door prizes, police escorted. APR 13TH HELP MADISON SMILE RIDE Savage Tattoos 4607 Fayetteville Rd., Raleigh, NC. KSU 11, $20/ sgl $30/dbl includes food, add hands $5, food for non riders $10, raffles. Proceeds go toward medical expenses. Kristal Wright 919-632-4253. APR 13 11th ANNUAL MILES FOR MUTTS Lucky’s Saloon 1453 Industry Dr. Burlington, NC Reg 10am KSU 12. $10/sgl $15/dbl. Live music, event T-Shirts, raffle, 50/50, auction. Terri 336-380-6892

APR 13 15TH ANNUAL CENTRAL DISTRICT SPOKER RUN- ALAMANCE CO. Belmont Citgo 4214 Hwy 49S Burlington, NC. Reg 10am $10/hand. Dave Blum 336-693-2388 or Jason Puryear 336-269-7124. APR 13 15TH ANNUAL CENTRAL DISTRICT SPOKER RUN- CHARLOTTE. Bojangles 4850 NC Hwy 49, Harrisburg, NC. Reg 9:30 KSU 10:30 $10/hand. Derrick Hall 704-239-2182 or Michael Morris 704-305-5536. APR 13 15TH ANNUAL CENTRAL DISTRICT SPOKER RUN- CHATHAM CO. Bojangles 40 Russett Run Pittsboro, NC. Reg 9:30 KSU 10 $10/hand. Mike Mohan 919-3638662. APR 13 15TH ANNUAL CENTRAL DISTRICT SPOKER RUN- DAVIDSON CO. Lexington Family Grill 295 N Talbert Blvd, Lexington, NC. Reg 10:30 KSU 11:30 $10/hand. Jim Everhart 336-248-7880. APR 13 15TH ANNUAL CENTRAL DISTRICT SPOKER RUN- RANDOLPH CO. American Classic Motorcycle Museum 1170 US Hwy 64W, Asheboro, NC. Reg 12 $10/hand Gena Parker 336-963-3438.


APR 13 BENEFIT RIDE FOR DEE ALBRITTON Pam’s Front Porch 7332 Parklane Rd. Columbia, SC. Reg 11 KSU 12, $20/dbl $15/sgl includes dinner $7/plate non rider. Proceeds go toward medical expenses. Hosted by Iron Riders 918 of Dentsville. 803-736-0302. APR 13-14 BULL CITY BIKEFEST Downtown Durham, NC. 12pm-8pm. bike show, bands, tats, bikini contest, vendors, great food, good drinks, awesome friends. Presented by Raging Bull H-D www.RagingBullHD. com, 919-596-9511. APR 18 DEATHWISH MOTOR CULTURE BIKE NIGHT Wing Co 1574 NC-87, Cameron, NC 910-497-7770. APR 19-20 SLAYERFEST 2019 6401 Knightdale-Eagle Rock Rd., Wendell, NC. Fri gates open 5pm, Sat gates open 11am. $10/wknd, camping available, games, food, vendors, bike games, live music, 50/50, raffle. Hosted by Dragon Slayers MC of Wake County. Benefits Camp for Heroes. Snapper 919-3699925.

APR 13 JOSEPH’S RIDE Our Place Tavern 4350 NC 89 Hwy E Walnut Cove, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11 $10/bike or car. Food, live music, 50/50, raffle. Proceeds go toward medical expenses for Cindy Lawson’s AKA “Loosenut” son. Amber 336-925-3983.

APR 19-20 5TH ANNUAL SOUTHEASTERN USA GATHERING OF THE TRIBES Spartanburg HarleyDavidson 365 Sha Lane, Spartanburg, SC. 19th 2pm-until, 20th 9am-5pm, food, live music, vendors, camping, guest speakers, tattoo competition, bike show. Carl Hall or Jeff Harris 864-812-2241.

APR 13 3RD ANNUAL CONGREGATION VINTAGE BIKE & CAR SHOW Camp North End 1824 Statesville Ave, Charlotte, NC. 1-8pm. Hosted by Prism Supply. 980819-6943.

APR 20 6TH ANNUAL UWHARRIE MOUNTAIN RUMBLE Blackmer Lodge #127 109 S. School St., Mt. Gilead, NC. Reg 1:30, $35/rider $15/ pass includes t-shirt and meal. Benefits NC Masonic Charities. 910-439-5327.


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APR 20 WAREHOUSE EASTER BASH Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. 12-4. Easter egg hunt, prizes. Beer pong contest, live music. free food and drinks. 919-596-9511.

APR 25-27 OBX BIKE RALLY Vertigo Tattoo 7594 Shipyard Rd., Manns Harbor, NC. Poker runs, bikini contest, biker games, vendor’s food, 50/50, raffles, Dyno shootout, camping. Benefits Dare County Motorsports Charity Group. 252-475-3541.

APR 27 SCRIPTURE RUN Shenandoah Baptist Church 3894 Shenandoah Ct., Rocky Mount, NC. First out 10am last out 12, $20/bike/car $5/rider $5/extra hand, 50/50, door prizes. Dawsie Davis 252-443-5860 or Donnie Jones 252-813-7182.

APR 20 4TH ANNUAL VFW POST 7999 MEMORIAL BIKE SHOW StokeRidge Tavern and Grill 7607 Hwy 68 N Ste H, Oak Ridge, NC, Reg 10am show 11-3. Reg $20.00. Trophies awarded for US & Metric Cruisers, Baggers, Custom, Street and BEST in Show. Food, drinks, door prizes, 50/50. Come Help our Veterans and the Memorial. TAZ 336-601-0941. 

APR 26-28 HIS LABORING FEW BIKER MINISTRY CAMP OUT The Harvest Camp 1351 Wischumway Trinity, NC. Free camping, food & Jesus bike run on Sat 2 pm. Preacher David 910-664-0117.

APR 27 2ND ANNUAL PRE RIDE FOR KIDS CELEBRATION Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson 1126 S Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 9 KSU 11, $25/bike. Food, door prizes, silent auction, 50/50 live music. Benefits Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Mike Rigotty 919-614-7804.

APR 20 1ST ANNUAL ROLLING SAINTS HEARTS AND HOPE POKER RUN Blue Ridge HarleyDavidson 2002 13th Ave Dr SE Hickory, NC. Reg 9:30 last out 11, $20/sgl $25/dbl, $30/3 hands, 50/50, door prizes. In memory of Greyson Ray Chamberlain. Proceeds benefit Hearts & Hope Foundation. Rain date Apr 27. 828-327-3030. APR 20 5TH ANNUAL SOUTHEASTERN GATHERING OF THE TRIBES Spartanburg Harley Davidson 365 Sha Ln Spartanburg, SC. 9-6. Preacher David 910-664-0117. APR 20-28 17TH ANNUAL OUTER BANKS BIKE WEEK Outer Banks Harley-Davidson 8739 Caratoke Hwy, Harbinger, NC 252-338-8866. APR 21 FREEDOM BIKER CHURCH CLAYTON EASTER SERVICE Freedom Biker Church 131 Guy Rd., Clayton, NC. Special rally with communion and baptism. www. 919-5503733.

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APR 27 14TH ANNUAL SPRING RALLY HOGS & RAGS Airborne & Special Operations Museum, 100 Bragg Blvd, Fayetteville, NC. $50/entry, Reg 7:30, police escorted, food. Benefits Special Forces Charitable Trust, American Cancer Society and Kidsville News. www.hogsandrags. org Mary 910-988-3510.

APR 27 RIDE FOR 9/11 Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. K9 Demos. KSU 10am. Benefits the NC 2 NYC Campaign and our K9 Campaign. Live music. free food and drinks. 919-596-9511.

APR 27 CVMA CHAPTER 15-1 ANAPR 27 9TH ANNUAL KIDS PATH NUAL MEMORIAL RIDE 82nd AirBIKE SHOW & RODEO Down borne Association 606 Johnson St. Harley-Davidson 2215 W Hanford Fayetteville, NC. Reg 7am KSU 8:45, Rd., Burlington, NC. After party at $25/rider $15/pass, food, beer, muLucky’s Saloon. Live music 6:30sic. Proceeds benefit Project Duffle 9:30. Rain date Apr 28th. Bird Dog Bag benefiting local veterans. https:// 336-260-1685. W E R E Y O U I N J U RAPR E D27 ? 2ND ANNUAL BREAST event?eid=106474614. CANCER AWARENESS POKER APR 27 15TH ANNIVERSARY CELRUN The Lucky Turn Around 1560 EBRATION D & Q Motorsports 34 Hwy 29 S. China Grove, NC. Reg 11 Ray Hart Ln., Angier, NC. 12-5, free KSU 12:30 pre reg Mar 9 1pm. Rachope never food, t-shirts (while suppliesI last), 704-855-5577. have to call me... live music. 919-639-5511. APR 27 11TH ANNUAL RIDIN’ HAWG WILD POKER RUN CaroAPR 27 BIKERS FOR DIAPERS lane Propane 339 South Main St., Boneyard Harley-Davidson 928 Lexington, NC. Reg 9-11, food, North Winstead Ave Rocky Mount, music, 50/50. Benefits special needs NC. Reg 9 KSU 11 $15/rider or individuals. pack of diapers $10/pass. Benefits Mandy Kiser 336-479-0987. Carolina Pregnancy Centers of Pitt, Wayne, Wilson andI Nash counties. but am here Robert Ellis 518-832-3852 or Piper if you need me Ellis 518-338-8035.


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Cruisin’ Calendar APR 27 21ST ANNUAL KERRI D. EFIRD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP RIDE W. Stanley HS, 306 E. Red Cross Rd, Oakboro, NC. Reg 9 KSU 10, escorted ride, food, raffle. Benefits scholarship for West Stanly HS senior. Scott or Tracy Efird, 704-888-4587 or APR 27 2ND ANNUAL SPRING FEVER BASH Tank Town Tavern 6711 Freedom Dr. Charlotte, NC. Carolinas’ Full Throttle Bike Show with $500 in cash prizes, Celebrity Bike Show Judge - Bob Karney, live music, food truck, bike games, vendors. Spons by Karney Law Firm, Joker Powersports 704-277-0268. APR 27 ALEXANDER RESCUE SQUAD 4TH ANNUAL POKER RUN Alexander Rescue Squad & EMS 197 Emergency St., Taylorsville, NC. Reg 9 last out 11, $20/sgl $25/dbl, 50/50, door prizes 828-632-3147. APR 27 CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION & AWARENESS RIDE Shooters Express 2 Caldwell Dr., Belmont, NC. First out 10:30 last out 11:30, $15/one hand & one meal $25/3 hands & 2 meals $5/ extra hands $7/extra meals. Best & worst hands, 50/50, raffle, food. Sponsored by Guardians of the Children Gastonia Chapter. www.gocnc. org APR 27 NAM KNIGHTS MC SWAMP FOX CHAPTER 4TH ANNIVERSARY SPRING BASH Swamp/ Fox Club House 7960 Dorchester Rd., Charleston, SC. 12-until, vendors, food, raffles, live music. Proceeds go to 22Kill. Big D 843270-5173. APR 27 2019 5TH ANNUAL BENEFIT RIDE Bar of Lexington Bar of Lexington 1668 Two Notch Rd., Lexington, SC. Reg 11am. first out 12, $15/rider $5/pass, food, fun, entertainment, auction and raffle. Benefits Nancy K. Perry Children’s Shelter, 803-359-0250.

APR 28 13TH ANNUAL RALEIGH PINK RIBBON RIDE Scooters Bar & Grill, 1911 Sego Ct, Raleigh Reg. 8:30. Benefits Pretty in Pink Foundation. 919-954-2171. MAY 3-5 THUNDER IN THE SMOKIES SPRING RALLY Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, 3374 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC. Music, vendors, bike games, free stuff, fire dancers, cash prizes, bike show. handlebarcorral@aol. com 828-246-2101. MAY 4 INTERNATIONAL FEMALE RIDE DAY www.Motoress com MAY 4 9TH ANNUAL FALLEN OFFICER RIDE Judge E. Maurice Braswell Cumberland County Courthouse 117 Dick St., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 9, Ceremony 10, KSU 10:30 $20/rider $15/pass. Benefits C.O.P.S. Rain or shine. MAY 4 FOREVER FRIENDS PET ADOPTION DAY Raging Bull HarleyDavidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. Puppies on site. Leave with a new family member and a bike! Live music, free food and drinks. 919596-9511. MAY 4 RELAY FOR LIFE RIDE Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. Reg 11. 336-2271261. MAY 4 14TH ANNUAL JERRALD W. MITCHELL SCHOLARSHIP FUN RUN Jones Intermediate School, 2170 Riverside Dr., Mount Airy, NC. Reg 10-12 $15/sgl $25/dbl includes meal. Proceeds provide college scholarships for local high school seniors. Contact Joel Mitchell 276251-5053. MAY 4 EMMA’S DAY FUNDRAISER BENEFIT RIDE Ellisboro Baptist Church 1604 Ellisboro Rd. Madison, NC. Reg 9-10:45 KSU 11 $20/sgl $25/dbl. Music, children activities, auction, 50/50, food. Proceeds will

13 be given to COTA in honor or Emma. Alan Hensley 336-616-8384 or Bret Arnold 336-362-8108. MAY 4 RIDE TO END CHILD ABUSE Victory Lanes 125 Morlake Dr., Mooresville, NC. Reg 10 $15/ rider $5/pass $5/add hand. Prizes, 50/50, raffles, live music. Benefit children of abuse. Hosted by Guardians of the Children Mooresville chapter. 704529-2949. MAY 4 11TH ANNUAL CVMA RIDE Crossroads Harley-Davidson 1921 US Hwy 421 Wilkesboro, NC. Reg 10 KSU 1, $25/sgl $30/dbl, police escorted, live music. In memory of Ronald “Smiley” Wilson. 336-667-1003. MAY 4 4TH ANNUAL MUSC CHILDRENS BURN CAMP POKER RUN Beaver Bar 3381 Business Hwy 17 S. Murrells Inlet, SC. Reg 10am KSU 12 $20/rider $10/pass. Raffles, door prizes, food, entertainment. Presented by Axemen SC1. 843-267-5021. MAY 5 NC TRIANGLE RIDE FOR KIDS Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center 1192 US-64 Bus Pittsboro, NC. Reg 8-9:30am KSU 10. $40/online reg $45/day of includes t-shirt, ride pin, light breakfast and lunch. Benefits pediatric brain tumor. com. Neoma Disney 919-218-5505. MAY 5 ABATE OF SC MAY AWARENESS PARADE & RALLY Pit Stop parking lot 1928 Airport Blvd, West Columbia, SC. 12:45-1pm line up, police escort to the State House. Tony Culpeper 803-513-1192. MAY 7 UPTOWN LEXINGTON BIKE NIGHT Main St., Lexington, NC. 6-9pm. Benefits Cancer Services of Davidson County. sloop.rusty9@


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MAY 8-11 2019 RIDE TO CLYDE North Carolina Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell 100 Caswell Beach Rd., Oak Island, NC. Riders will gather at Fort Caswell on May 8th, and the ride will begin the next morning. Details are still being finalized and more information is to come. Benefiting the Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina. 910-278-9501. MAY 10-19 SPRING BIKE WEEK Beach House Harley-Davidson 100 Harley-Davidson Dr., Shallotte, NC. Vendors, music, beer. Official HD Demo fleet May 16-18 test rides. 910-5759997. MAY 10-11 18TH ANNUAL ANGIER BIKEFEST Downtown Angier Charles Norton Square, Angier, NC. Bike reg 10am-1pm, opening ceremonies 9:45, event 10am-5pm, bike show, food, poker run, swap meet, live music. Sponsored by D & Q Motorsports, The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine. Benefits Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. www. Arlene Mabry 919-422-7234. MAY 11 VETERANS COMMUNITY FOOD DRIVE & FREEDOM RIDE American Legion 446 S. Main St., King, NC. Reg 9:30-10:30 KSU 11 $15/sgl $20/dbl. Food drive 9am4pm. Live music, refreshments. All support and donations appreciated. All vehicles welcome. Henry Lee 336-749-0593. MAY 11 3RD ANNUAL BIKE & STUNT SHOW The Wing Co 1574 BC-87 Cameron, NC. 12pm. Harley stunts, bike show, raffles, live music, food. Presented by Deathwish Motor Culture. 757-355-1060.

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MAY 15 CRUDE’S 9TH ANNUAL VETERAN RIDE The Golden Egg 415 Hwy 17 N Surfside Beach, SC. Reg 8am KSU 10am, escorted ride, bikes or cars free ride. Raffle, live music. Rain or shine. Kevin Gumina 216-280-4755. MAY 17-18 10TH ANNUAL AMCA SOUTHERN NATIONAL SWAP MEET Denton Farmpark 1072 Cranford Rd., Denton, NC. Gates open 8am admission $12, swap meet, vendors, narrated antique motorcycle parade, antique motorcycle bike games, camping available. www. Bob Aton 417-838-4777, Camping 336-859-2755. MAY 18 BACA 100 MILE RIDE Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 10am KSU 11. Sponsor: Bikers Against Child Abuse 919-832-2261.

MAY 21 BIKERS INSIDE THE BELTWAY 11th Annual Michael “Boz” Kerr National Motorcyclists Lobby Day, Washington DC. Prep mtg & briefing Mon 5/20 7pm Clarion Hotel 6633 Falls Church, Arlington VA. Sponsored by Motorcycle Riders Foundation. FMI & hotels: 202-5460983 MAY 26 ROLLING THUNDER XXXII “RIDE FOR FREEDOM” DEMONSTRATION N. Pentagon Parking Lot, Washington, DC. 8am, ride 12pm to Vietnam Veterans Memorial. This is the LAST year for this ride. www. (NC) Bob 336813-2106. MAY 26 SMOKY MOUNTAIN THUNDER MEMORIAL RIDE XIX Sevierville Courthouse 125 Court Ave Sevierville, TN. 10am, KSU 11, escorted ride, free ride. Tribute to fallen military. Ron Giddis 865-4536532

MAY 18 SUICIDE PREVENTION AND MEMORIAL RIDE Raging Bull JUN 1 POOH’S PURPOSE BIKE Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., SHOW AND RAFFLE Heidi’s Two Durham, NC. KSU 12., live music, W E R E Y O U I N J U RWheel E D ?Café 1475 West Market St., food, drinks. In Memory of Neahi Smithfield, NC. 2-4. Benefits awareChaneia and Andy Farra Jr. 919-596- ness of child abuse and supports 9511 charities that help them. Phillip Harris 919-291-0375. MAY 19 4TH ANNUAL RIDGE RUN I hope you never Crossroads Harley-Davidson 1921 JUN 1 2ND ANNUAL OPERATION have toHOT callWHEELS me... POKER RUN FOR US Hwy 421 Wilkesboro, NC. Reg 10:15 KSU 11, $20/old cars & bikes CHILDREN First Christian Church $5/rider. Food & door prizes. Pre509 E Main St., Plymouth, NC. Reg sented by Wilkes Hunters Helping 8:30 last out 10:30 $25/sgl $40/dbl Kids. Tim Parson 336-928-0429, includes lunch. 50/50, raffles. BenDavid Royal 336-927-2342 or Donald efits Operation Hot Wheels to purBaynes 336-927-7002. chase bicycles for children in need at Christmas. CS Potter 919-402-6979.

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JUN 1 14TH ANNUAL OFFICER DOWN MEMORIAL RIDE Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 9 KSU 11, $25/rider $5/pass. Sponsored by Blue Knights Chapter NC 2. Benefits NC Special Olympics, 200 Club, ET.AL. www.tobaccoroadhd. com 919-832-2261. JUN 1 FALLEN FIREFIGHTER MEMORIAL RIDE Raging Bull HarleyDavidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. KSU 12, $20/rider $10/pass includes t-shirt. Escorted ride, 50/50, live music, food, drinks. Proceeds benefiting Wayne Page. 919-5969511. JUN 1 GNLEMC’S 3RD ANNUAL MEMORIAL RIDE AND AUCTION American Legion Post 290 446 S. Main St., King, NC. Reg 8-9:45am KSU 10am, $25/rider $5/pass, 50/50, auction, food & drinks. $5/poker hand. Benefits maCares. In memory of Charles “Shellshock” Ladd. www. JUN 4 UPTOWN LEXINGTON BIKE NIGHT Main St., Lexington, NC. 6-9pm. Benefits High Rock Lake River Rats. JUN 6 DEATHWISH MOTOR CULTURE BIKE NIGHT Wing Co 1574 NC-87, Cameron, NC 910-497-7770. JUN 8 5TH ANNUAL JUNE JAMR Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 9:30 KSU 11, $25/bike or car $10/ pass, door prizes, escorted ride, 50/50, silent auction. Benefits Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research, Faith FWB Church and Kitty Askins Hospice Center of Goldsboro. www. thejunejamr@gmail. com 919-922-1106. JUN 8 RUFF RYDERS DAY PARTY FOR FALLEN SOLDIERS Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. Live Music. free food and drinks. 919-596-9511.

JUN 8 AMERICANS ASSISTING VETERANS Down Home HarleyDavidson 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. 336-227-1261. JUN 9 FOLLOW THE FLAG Locked & Loaded 305 McCormick St., Garner, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11. Food, raffles, vendors, live music. Benefits Military Missions In Action. www. 919661-6688. JUN 13-15 WOMEN’S FREEDOM RIDE & RALLY All women riders invited to come together and help set the record for the most women riding on motorcycles in one event. Ride Captains starting from several areas around the USA to culminate in Topeka, KS., Karen at 704-267-4450 or email womensfreedomride@gmail. com JUN 14-15 SMOKE OUT 20 Rockingham Dragway, 2153 U.S. 1, Rockingham, NC. Fri & Sat $40, Sat only $35. Fri 12-11, Sat 10-11. Choppers, garage build bike show, live music, food, mini bike races, 50’s style drag racing & more. www.smokeoutrally. com Greg Scheuer 919-450-5060. JUN 15 BROTHERS OF THE INFERNO 4TH ANNUAL FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS RIDE Wayne Community College 3000 Wayne Memorial Dr. Goldsboro, NC. Reg 9 KSU 11, $15/rider $5/pass, food, 50/50. All proceeds go to the NC Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Rain date June 22. Carlton (Grandpa) Parks 919-222-6592. JUN 15 DANNY CRUMPTON MEMORIAL RELAY FOR LIFE Semora NC Ruritan Club 16393 NC 119N Semora, NC. Reg 9 KSU 10, $25/ bike. Benefits the American Cancer Society Caswell County Relay for Life. Sponsored by Blue Knights VA XIII.


JUN 15 CVMA 15-10 RIDE Crossroads Harley-Davidson 1921 US Hwy 421 Wilkesboro, NC. 336-6671003. JUN 22 5TH ANNUAL BIG BIKES 4 PURPLE HEARTS American Legion Post 55 111 Miller St., Winston-Salem, NC. 336-724-724-0660. JUN 22 CRUISING FOR KIDS High Rock Church of Lexington 135 Lowes Blvd, Lexington, NC. Reg 9-10:30 KSU 11, $25/sgl $30/dbl, music, car show, vendors, raffles, food. Benefits the children of our fallen, disabled and injured veterans for one week of camp at Camp Corral. Rain date 6/29. 336-2371126. JUN 22 JOE “BUTTON” MELVIN CANCER BENEFIT MOTORCYCLE RIDE & BBQ PLATE SALE Peters Creek Community Building 13004 C.S Faircloth Rd. Roseboro, NC. Reg 8am KSU 10, food, raffles, auction. Proceeds go toward medical bills. joebuttonmelvinbenefit@gmail. com 910-874-4976. JUN 28-30 THUNDER IN THE SMOKIES SUMMER RALLY Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, 3374 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC. Music, vendors, bike games, free stuff, fire dancers, cash prizes, bike show. 828-246-2101. JUN 29 TWISTED COVENANT MSC POKER RUN Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson 2002 13th Ave Dr., SE Hickory, NC. Reg 11 last out 12, $15/hand $5/pass, 50/50, door prizes, food, silent auction, DJ, live music, vendors. Rain date Jun 30th. Benefits Children’s Advocacy and Protection Center of Catawba County Camp Dragonfly Program. Steve Waters 704-740-5718 or Billy Dagenhart 828-850-3275.


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JUL 2 UPTOWN LEXINGTON BIKE NIGHT Main St., Lexington, NC. 6-9pm. Benefits Veterans Post 255. JUL 6 FIRST RESPONDERS APPRECIATION EVENT Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. Door prizes, giveaways, games and fun. Kid and Dog Friendly event. Live music. free food and drinks. 919-596-9511. JUL 18 DEATHWISH MOTOR CULTURE BIKE NIGHT Wing Co 1574 NC-87, Cameron, NC 910-497-7770. JUL 24-29 THE NATIONAL VIETNAM TRAVELING WALL UNCW Parking Lot. Wilmington, NC. Escort ride off I-95 open to all, Todd Dillon 910-660-1974. JUL 27 ANNIVERSARY PARTY 4 TOLD HORSEMEN 30 East Plaza Havelock, NC. 3-until, live music, raffle, door prizes, 50/50. Chef 252342-3910. JUL 27 RIDE TO HYDER ALASKA City Square, Lexington NC. KSU 7am, Have at least a 5 gallon gas tank, be gone for a minimum of 21 days. Will return on route through Sturgis 2019. Return Aug 7th. Darrell Wilson 336-281-3610. JUL 27 9TH ANNUAL I REMEMBER “CLICK” DICE RUN Cavendish Brewery 207 N Chester St., Gastonia, NC. Reg 11 last out 1 $15/1 hand $25/3 hands, 50/50. Presented by Carolina Thunder. Benefits Webb St. School. Red 704-689-4892 or Jeff 803-448-6079. AUG 3 9TH ANNUAL MEMORIAL BIKE RIDE Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington,

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NC. Reg 9-11am $15/rider $5/pass includes dinner $10/non-riders, live music, 50/50, auction. Benefits Jared Allen’s Homes 4 Wounded Warriors. In memory of PFC Justin Walker. Jeff Ladd 336-512-3133. AUG 6 UPTOWN LEXINGTON BIKE NIGHT Main St., Lexington, NC. 6-9pm. Benefits Lexington Housing Community Development Corp. AUG 10 3RD CRUISE TO THE COAST Hair-Matthews Post 32 3814 Legion Rd, Hope Mills, NC. KSU 9, $5/donation, food, drinks. Hosted by American Legion Riders Chapter #32. Anthony C Prewitt 910-583-3557. AUG 15 DEATHWISH MOTOR CULTURE BIKE NIGHT Wing Co 1574 NC-87, Cameron, NC 910-497-7770. AUG 17 10TH ANNUAL DEAN FERRIS RIDE Thunder Road Harley-Davidson 4870 Riverside Dr., Danville, VA. 11am. Presented by Eagle Riders 4420. 434-250-1617.

AUG 24 20TH ANNUAL ALL-STAR RIDE FOR LIFE Scooter’s, 1911 Sego Ct, Raleigh, NC. Reg 9am, KSU 11am. Charity ride, silent auction, 50/50, live music, Benefits Duke Children’s Hosp. FMI: Scooters 919-954-2171 919-954-2171. AUG 24 ASHEVILLE RIDE FOR KIDS Cane Creek Middle School 570 Lower Brush Creek Rd., Fletcher, NC. Reg 9-10:30am KSU 11 $40/ online reg $45/day of reg, includes t-shirt, ride pin, light breakfast, lunch. Benefits Pediatric Brain Tumor. Rain or shine. Donnie Grindstaff Donnie. AUG 30- SEPT 1 BULL CITY RUMBLE 15 – VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE SHOW Brightleaf District 1007 West Main St., Durham, NC. 12pm, no admission, bike entry fee $7. www. com 919-687-6969.

AUG 17 9TH ANNUAL SHRINERS W EFOR R ECHILDREN Y O U IBENNJURED? HOSPITAL EFIT & RIDE Double D Burnout Saloon 1408 E Mountain St., Kernersville, NC. Reg 10. 336-992-3033.

I hope you never AUG 24 UNITY AND REMEMBRANCE WITH THE BULL CITY have to call me... RIDE Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. Escorted ride with lots of prizes and raffles. Live music. free food and “Success is not final, failure is not drinks. 919-596-9511

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Brotherhood of Bikers Polar Bear Ride By Wally Wersching picked up a flyer about the Brotherhood of Bikers Polar Bear Ride when I stopped in at the Spartanburg Harley dealership. It was on the rack with all the magazines. I was looking for something to do on the weekend because it was a beautiful sunny and warm week. It was in the 70’s which was great for early February. It was being held at Red’s Watering Hole I have never been in Gaffney on Saturday February 9th to benthere before, but it was easy to find efit Chris “Sandman” Sanders. I’ve been to with the map. Gaffney many times, but I had to look up where Red’s Watering Hole was. I had never been there before, but it was easy to find with the map. Saturday came and the cold front came in late Friday. No more temps in the 70’s. The high temp on Saturday was supposed to be in the mid 40’s. That would happen late in the afternoon. When I left home, it was still in the 30’s. Luckily, I dressed for it: long underwear, chaps, multiple shirts, and a warm leather jacket. When I was riding south on Rte. 18, I


was comfortable. I arrived at the Watering Hole at about 11:00AM. There were already a few bikes parked on the street. I brought a stack of Full Throttle Magazines to share and had to walk around to the back of the bar to get in. I placed the magazines on the pool table. They were taking registrations on the table next to the pool table, so people were taking magazines before they registered. It was only $10.00 per rider with the chance

to win a cash prize later when they drew the winning ticket. There were also door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, and live music when the ride was over. The food was supplied by Vern Morgan – his world famous hash for $6.00/plate. I learned that “Sandman” was having medical issues, and the money would go to help with his situation. I didn’t register but dropped a donation in the box. Most of the people I had not met before. They were all very friendly, so I struck up conversations with many of them. Then I noticed that a young couple was there that I met at the Ace Bakery Hogtoberfest last October. I recognized their two Indians parked outside. I shared a few magazines with them as we talked about upcom-


ing events. All the while, there was the delicious smell of the hash cooking in a large pot. Vern was there stirring it as he dropped in more ingredients. It sure smelled good! I learned later that Gaffney is known for its great hash. There are many restaurants that offer hash on the menu. They are all good, but I guess that Vern’s is one of the best. I asked where the ride would be going, and was told that it would ride to various other biker friendly bars in South Carolina before returning for the hash. It was good that the ride stayed in South Carolina because most of the bikers did not bring their helmets. South Carolina does not have a mandatory helmet law – North Carolina does. It was a very cordial atmosphere. I could have stayed there talking to people all afternoon. I could see why the place was a landmark watering hole. It would be easy to spend time sipping a cold beverage sharing stories with friends. But at just about noon, everybody went to their bikes, and warmed them up for the ride. When the ride was to start, a couple people went into the intersection to block traffic so the group could leave together. Within a few minutes, all was quiet again. I rode home and took Cindy out for a delicious lunch. I’d like to do this again every Saturday – meet new friends. Hopefully it will be a little warmer though.


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2019 Burlington L.O.H. Chili Cook-Off

By Scott Wicker s in years past, an enthusiastic crowd looking to get some great chili at Down Home Harley-Davidson in Burlington came out on Saturday, February 9th to show support for the Burlington Ladies of Harley Annual Chili Cook Off. As in previous years, each of the participants in the cook off served an ample portion of chili to those in attendance that made a donation to benefit the Burlington Ladies of Harley. Also, baked goods were available making this very popular event successful as usual. Several varieties of chili were served, giving a variety of different flavors to this year’s event. All 8 contestants served up some great chili making it difficult to pick whose was the best. When all was said and done and the votes were counted, Deb and Lance Greene were declared the winners and were named the 2019 Burlington L.O.H. Chili Bean “Queen and King”. Deb and Lance Greene Won the Popular Vote Division and Bobby Harmon won the Judged Division. Bobby, Deb, and Lance will represent the Burlington H.O.G. Chapter and the Burlington L.O.H. at the Annual Chili Cook-Off to be held in Durham,



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By: Shannon Rights ith the warmer temperatures and clear skies, riders are getting out on the roads again this year. We want to make sure that every motorcyclist is prepared for the worst. While we hope we’ll never be involved in an accident, many of us will be. Below is a list of tips we’ve put together to make sure if you are involved in an accident, you’re prepared. • WHY IS IT IMPORTANT FOR ME TO KNOW ABOUT MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE? You should think of your motor vehicle insurance as another kind of protective gear while you are riding. While we at Motorcycle Law Group do not believe that motorcycling is dangerous, we do recognize that, in the event of an accident, riders have less protection around them and are therefore more susceptible to injury. If you are injured by another motorist, you are entitled to receive compensation for your injuries for medical bills, lost time from work, pain, suffering and inconvenience. That compensation will almost always come from the insurance coverage available to the people involved in the accident. • IF SOMEONE INJURES ME, WON’T THEIR INSURANCE PAY FOR MY INJURIES? Yes, but only up to the limits of their policy. Most people shop for motor vehicle insurance by price. They try to buy the cheapest insurance available. Therefore, most people buy the minimum amount their state requires. In North Carolina, that is 30,000. In Georgia, South Carolina, and Virginia, the minimum amount is 25,000. In West Virginia, it’s 20,000. Regardless of how serious your injuries are, the other driver’s insurance will not have to pay you any more than their policy limits. If you are seriously injured in an accident, 20,000 to 30,000 will not be enough to cover your medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering and inconvenience. • CAN’T I ALWAYS SUE THE OTHER PERSON? Yes, you can, but that will not change the amount of money that


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• WHAT IS UNINSURED MOTORIST AND UNDERINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE, AND HOW DO THEY WORK? Uninsured motorist (UM) coverage protects you if you are injured by someone who does not have insurance. Your insurance company will pay you up to the limits of coverage for injuries caused by an uninsured motorist. However, what we see more often is a driver who does not have enough insurance to cover the injured client. That driver is underinsured, and the client is protected by their own underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage. If you have 100,000 in UIM coverage, then you have at least 100,000 to compensate yourself for injuries caused by another motorist. If you have 250,000, then you are covered for that amount. You can buy UIM coverage in most any amount up to 1 million, depending upon the insurance company and the rules of your state. • IS IT EXPENSIVE TO BUY MORE UIM INSURANCE? While insurance rates differ according to your age, driving record and place of residence, you often will be surprised at how little it costs to increase the coverage available to you. The more UM and UIM coverage that you buy, the less expensive it gets. The best thing to do is shop around and find out how much the additional coverage will cost you. One thing we can promise you is that it will be less expensive than being seriously injured in an accident and not having enough coverage available to you. • IF I HAVE SERVERAL MOTOR VEHICLES POLICIES, AM I ONLY PROTECTED BY THE POLICY

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Frog Level MC 44th Anniversary Party By: Johnny Reb hen you get a call that the Frog Level MC is having their 44th anniversary party, you have got to be there. These are some of the best guys you will ever have a chance to meet. Down to earth and no bull. When I Old school with first met the Frogs, no posers. How they reminded me refreshing is of the brothers I used to hang with that? back in the late 70s and 80s. Old school with no posers. How refreshing is that? So, on 19 Jan, Blade, Mama Pat, Sassy and I took a ride out to celebrate their 44 years of brotherhood. When you walk in their clubhouse you really get a sense of their history. Old photos of brothers past and present plaster the walls. Burned bike parts and pieces from the old clubhouse that burned back in 2014 adorn the walls also. Me and Blade bellied up to the bar while the women went to the front room and caught up with the ladies of the Frogs. I


had a chance to talk to the VP, Dawg, we talked about some of their brothers who couldn’t be there, and he told me that I had just missed Mr. Norman. Now Mr. Norman is kind of a legend in these parts. He is a walking encyclopedia of knowledge on anything Harley-Davidson and also a founding member of FLMC. He had heart surgery recently and has had to retire, but he did show up earlier in the evening for some sausage and beans. Probably not an approved diet Mr. Norman! I’m sorry I missed seeing you again my friend. The Frogs have a lot of events, one is their annual pool tournament which is in January, this year is the 44th year for that. They also have an annual pistol shoot in June. Check out The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine’s Cruisin’ Calendar for the date in June. We had great time, and I can’t wait for the next opportunity to hang out with FLMC. As usual I want to list the clubs that were present to show their respect: Ghost Riders MC Edgecombe County, Ghost Riders MC Lenoir County, Tuscarora MC, and Chosen Few MC. To the FLMC, thank you for your hospitality and I look forward to the 45th Anniversary Party! Johnny Reb Out



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Long Road 2019, The 11th Year

By: Mike Allen he gypsies have a word, “Lungo Drom,” which translates into English as “Long Road.” Anytime there’s a road trip involved, there are promises and possibilities in the lessons that are only taught when you escape the rational and boot up for a long ride. The Long Road is not a cross-country gut check race, but it is a perfect fit for the chopper subculture. It is a chance to connect with old friends and make new ones. To paraphrase Rat Man Dave, “I can be in the middle of 50,000 people at a motorcycle event, but when I’m at Smokeout after Long Road, I’m with family.” The Long Road is not a group ride where we all line up for a kick-stands-up ceremony, it’s a gypsy ride which means you can ride with a few friends, a group, or take off by yourself at 5:00am or 10:00am. During Smokeout, the first-time riders will be presented with the highly coveted, serial numbered, Long Road medallion which will be used to gain access to the fabulous Long Road Lounge which serves as home base for all Long Road medallion holders and their friends. The Long Road party starts this year on June 9th in Natchez,


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AMCA Legends Frostbite Ride By Wally Wersching hat to do on New Year’s Day – sleep late to cure your hangover, sit in front of the TV watching college football all day, or spend time with friends, and eat some great food. For me, it was easy. I didn’t drink on New Year’s Eve, so I didn’t have a hangover. I was already burned out watching the college football bowl games. I searched the internet, and on the AMCA Legends Chapter website (, I found that they were having their Annual Frostbite Ride and Social. This year, Mike Bruso was holding the event at his home at 529 Morrow Motor Road in Forest City. The invitation said to arrive at about 11:30am, have some warm coffee then go for a ride at about noon. After the ride, a full BBQ Lunch with all the fixin’s would be available. I couldn’t make it for the before ride coffee, and decided to ride to the event after 2:00PM. They would all be back from their ride by then. I looked on the internet to find out where Morrow Motor Road was in Forest City. After checking the map, I thought I knew where I could catch it. Once on the road, I’d just check the mailboxes for number 529. I left home heading west on Rte. 74. It was surprisingly warm with temps in the mid 60’s. That was great for New Year’s Day. I exited at Rte. 221A, and headed south. Morrow


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Story & Photo by: Chi ort Bragg Harley-Davidson celebrated this year’s Super Bowl the entire weekend! That’s right February 1st through February 3rd was a weekend-long tailgate party. There were many deals and promotions going on. One of which, if you purchased a new Harley Davidson at Fort Bragg HD during those dates you received a Free Big Screen TV. Other festivity perks included Free food, Free beer & Live entertainment. The band Mark McKinney & Co put on a fabulous show from the upper deck inside Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson. While Carolina Ale House was downstairs with wings galore! The music and food were a welcomed bonus to the weekend’s spectacular celebration to honor Super Bowl 53. Fort Bragg HD employees were dressed in their favorite team jerseys on Saturday; and all customers that come in wearing their favorite jerseys were entered in a drawing for a $100 gift certificate. So, at Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson you can be a winner even if your team didn’t make it to the Super bowl! This in contrast to Maroon 5’s lead singer, Adam Levine, removing his shirt for his epic halftime performance. Tension was in the air and some fans were concerned about little to no


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Widowmaker CDR Customization Concepts By: Hank Thibodeau - Widowmaker CDR Pros - Motorcycles are an extension of yourself. The satisfaction is in making your bike yours and how you want it. There is pride in your ideas and style. Cons- Money spent on your bike is money spent. It generally does not add mass value to the bike. It is solely for you. The more you customize your bike, the smaller the market becomes of possible future buyers if you choose to trade in your bike or sell it at a later date. THE CUSTOMIZING PROCESS:

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Easyriders Bike Show After Party At Tank Town Tavern By: Buzz he Easyriders Bike Show is an all day party so when the Expo center closed for the day, the party just migrates! Weeks before the weekend of the bike show, Angelo, the purveyor of good times at Tank Town Tavern, and I hatched the plan to host an afterparty to keep the party going and just for the hell of it! It’s easy to have a party It was a damn at Tank Town ‘cause good night that Angelo and Brandy (who we all know is led to a less fun really running the joint) morning. really hustle hard and make sure that everyone has a cold drink and is having a good time. Tank Town is sweet hang out complete with pool tables, dart boards, and plenty of room to move around. Out


back there is a big ol’ deck, an outside stage and on cold nights a burn barrel to stand around. This was one of those nights! It was warm inside the bar and Moses Jones and the dirty south revival, a local 3-piece band with stand-up base, sit down drummer and guitar were really putting on a show. The bar was packed by 8:30 when I got there, but luckily the Tank has a roll up window that creates an outside bar on the deck. It wasn’t long before the celebrities like Bob Karney and Sean Clayton of Karney Law Firm, Mark Hendrix of Tobacco Road H-D, Zach and Kristen of the Rebel Spirit and a slew of bike show competitors came in to blow off some steam. Angelo and Brandy kept the drinks flowing, Moses Jones was jamming, and we had a great time.

We ended up closing Tank Town down at 2am with some of the locals. It was a damn good night that led to a less fun morning. But hey, I wouldn’t have done it any other way. Let me tell you one thing: If you want to have a good time in Charlotte, Tank Town Tavern is the place to be. It’s a great biker bar and they always have something going on. Currently, if it’s 28 degrees or less and you ride to Tank Town Tavern you get 50% off your tab! Check out their ad for what’s coming up in March at the Tank! I want to thank Angelo and Brandy for always being down for a good time and being awesome hosts and for making sure there is always an umbrella in my drink. Lastly, make sure you mark your Calendars for the 2nd Annual Spring Fever Bash on April 27th. We have partnered with Tank Town Tavern again this year to cure you of your Spring Fever. Check out the ad in this magazine for more information and whatever you do, don’t miss this party!!!

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Burly Beards & Bad Ass Girly Tats!

By Buzz ometimes on a Saturday morning you want to hang out with bearded men and checking out some ladies with bad ass tattoos. Good news y’all, Smokin’ Harley-Davidson makes dreams come true…and they put on some great events. As with any good event they called in a few of their friends to pull it off. Registration was out front of Smokin’ HarleyDavidson with a DJ spinning tunes and a couple of vendors. Before long those interested in showing off were lined up and Smokin’ H-D GM Ray Perry and Brother Bill started off the event by calling up the esteemed judges. Jill Dyson “The Queen Of Hustle” and the First Lady of Biker Trash Nation, Vandee Shoaf who both tout strong biker beard judging skills were first up. They called up the beard contestants one by one and judged them


meticulously. Let me tell you, there was a lot of stroking, braiding and even a bit of beard sniffing going on. Now, I tell ya, you’re pretty brave to sniff a man’s beard, and if it smells like anything other than coffee, beer or road grime, something is wrong! Jill and Vandee kept the crowd in stitches as they inspected the short, long, thick and even scented beards in the competition. Next up was the Bad Ass Girly Tats competition. The esteemed judges for this portion of the day consisted of The President of Biker Trash Nation, Wayne Pinnix, and a panel of judges from Black Clover Tattoo. There were a handful of ladies and they all had

some bad ass tattoos. One by one they paraded their ink up to the judges and then let the crowd have a peak as well. Wayne, who is no stranger to the microphone, kept the competition going while the artists shared their evaluations. From skulls and flames to floral tattoos these girls really did have some bad ass tats. None of them were little dinky tattoos either, their art was full sleeves, legs and back pieces. I was impressed with the amount of good solid work that showed up, and I had no envy for the judges to pick just one winner! The judges took a few minutes to deliberate and handed their results over to Ray to deliver the news. Michael Gaffner took home $100 and two tickets to the Easyriders Bike Show Tour for having the best beard of the day. it was a nice looking medium length standard biker beard, always a good look and a favorite with the judges. Kathleen Pegram took home


$100 and two tickets to the Easyriders Bike Show Tour for best in show for the Bad Ass Girly Tats with a nice big floral tattoo. The impressive detail and bright colors made it stand out from the crowd. So there you have it. It was another great day at Smokin’ Harley-Davidson. Got to ride, check out the latest and greatest H-D’s parts and apparel and take in the Burly Beards and Bad Ass Girly Tats competition. Not a bad way to spend an afternoon! Keep your eye on their ad and the Cruisin’ Calendar cause there’s always something going on at Smokin’ Harley-Davidson.



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The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine’s 21st Attempt - Almost A Tradition, Pre-Daytona, Valentine’s Day Party And Oyster Roast Fear Of February Party

By Buzz Photos By: Buzz, Doc & Aardvark nce a year, for 6 hours, the Fear Of February party comes to town, and you don’t want to miss it! The party has always been intended to be Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine’s reader appreciation party, and over the last 2 decades the party has turned out to be a barn burner. Especially when the weather cooperates. We have had every form of weather imaginable including a few years that it snowed, sleeted, or was so windy we couldn’t keep the fire lit under the oyster steamer. Bad weather is how the party got its name. But the motto of the day is “Sometimes the weather is bad, but the party is always great”, and we always see to that! The Fear of February Party’s 21st Attempt landed at Xtreme Wings N Things in Winston-Salem, NC. Chad and Brandee run this powerhouse of a biker bar and have a party reputation. The bar occupies the upstairs portion of Smokin’ Harley-Davidson making this an ideal place to party. We lucked out and had cool air and clear skies for this year’s party, perfect for an oyster roast. We got to Xtreme early and our team of Fear of February veterans soon had the Full Throttle Magazine tent up and the oyster cooking station fired up. We started off the day with 1000 pounds of oysters that were sponsored by Karney Law Firm - The Carolinas’ Biker Lawyers and Smokin’ Harley-Davidson. We started crackin’ those raw oysters open at noon while we were waiting for the cooker to get hot enough to steam a few batches. Once the steamer got hot, Wade and Lucas or whoever was available were pulling out baskets of steamed oysters every 20 minutes or so for the rest of the day. Doc had his camp burner going with a cast iron skillet full of


butter and oysters. He always has a hoppin’ table full of kimchi and other fun ways to swallow oysters. Every new basket of steamed oysters was met by a new row of hungry bikers and a few regulars would swing by and grab a few fresh steamed rocks. It was great to see a lot of our friends come down the line. Inside Xtreme Wings N Things the bar was packed! There were two bars set up to keep the beer and drinks flowing and the kitchen did a hell of a job putting out orders. There were three bands in the line-up and Double Down started the party off. Double Down is an acoustic duo and did a great job keeping the hits coming for the better part of 4 hours. This year, Smokin’ Harley-Davidson hosted and judged the first ever Fear of February Bike Show. There were two classes to the bike show: People’s Choice and a Judged Class. you could vote for your favorite bike as many times as you liked. People’s choice votes were cast with white raffle tickets that you collected with any purchase at Xtreme Wings or Smokin’. Brother Bill and GM Ray Perry from Smokin’ had the heavy duty job of judging the bike show entries. There were around 20 bikes lined up on Smokin’s front porch just begging to win. All the bikes were show winners, but after all the details were taken in Eric Winston of Charlotte took home the Judged class honors with a sweet custom 2007 Harley-Davidson Road King. The grand prize for the Judged class was a photo shoot and to have your bike featured in The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine. Look for a spread on Eric’s ride in an upcoming issue, you won’t want to miss this stunning bike. People’s choice / Bad Ass Bike award went to Brian Armstrong with his super clean H-D WideGlide. Congratulations to you both! Renea and Caroline were set up in the Full Throttle Magazine booth selling event t-shirts, Girl Scout cookies and raffle tickets on a 55” Ultra 4k TV and a Diamond Heart Pendant from Hayes Jewelers in Lexington. They had their hands full most of the day. Lydia and Dawn K were also in and out of the booth helping out with ticket sales and other odds and ends. Around 3pm, we brought out Little Annie to play a classic Full Throttle Magazine mini bike game of ‘Hitter In The Sh*tter’. It’s basically a modern kinky biker style twist on jousting. You may get a peek at what we are talking about on the Fear of February event pictures on our website, but mostly it was a “what happens at FOF party stays at FOF party type situation.


After a few runs at Little Annie, we turned our attention to the custom mobile burnout pit that Zach from The Rebel Spirit built for the Burnout Competition. It is a sweet two-piece steel diamond plated burnout pit that allows you to burn rubber without tearing up the asphalt parking lot. Zack also built this sweet custom trophy from spare parts we scavenged from Smokin’s throw away bin. The finishing touches came from Bacher Metal Works who did a fantastic job laser etching the trophy’s name plate. First two up in the pit were Jeremy and Cornfield from Deathwish Motor Culture who rode up with some of their crew 100 miles from Cameron, NC to hang out and burndown some tires. Both put out some solid smoke, but David “Goofy” Tatum pulled in and smoked his tire for a minute or more and took home the coveted custom handmade trophy. I was surprised there was any rubber left on that donut when he left the pit. Back inside Xtreme Wings N Things, the bar was still packed! Chris McPeck was keeping the afternoon tunes going playing some good ol’ Seger and other songs you remember. On his set break, we took over the mic to emcee the beer chug-

ging contest. We had 15 guys in the competition but only 4 ladies. Last year’s female champion CJ was back to defend her title and there was no question that she meant business. She drank the competition under the table and waited to challenge the men’s champion. We had to run 3 heats of 5 guys to weed through and get the true drinkers paired up. Guess there was just a ton of dudes that wanted free beer and hell, I don’t blame them! There were some valiant efforts put in by MA’AM, Redman, Mike, and the rest of the guys, but Dane put ‘em to shame one draft after another. When it came to the champions challenge, he even defeated CJ who had smoked the men’s champion last year. Pretty impressive! Well now it was getting close to 6pm and the only thing left for us to do pull tickets for the raffle prizes. First up


was the diamond heart pendant that was sponsored by Hayes Jewelers in Lexington. Every year Bruce Hayes, the King of Diamonds, hooks us up with a beautiful piece of jewelry for a lucky winner. Kamilla the youngest of the Rebel Spirit staff was on hand to pull tickets for us and on our first draw the diamond heart pendant found a new home around Lori Wood’s neck! Congratulations! Then, came the 55” TV raffle, the moment we were all waiting for. Kamilla again pulled the winning ticket and Alison Mize won the TV! It was great to see Alison win the grand prize, I see her nearly every year at the FOF party and we have a blast each year. Congrats y’all. As soon as the TV was claimed the opposite side of Xtreme Wings N Things erupted as Fair Warning took the stage to bring the party home. This is the second time Fair Warning has played the Fear of February party and they rocked both times! The crowd stayed into the night and finished off one hell of a party. Parties like these do not happen without a lot of help from your friends. As always we had enormous support from our sponsors and want to thank Bob Karney / Karney Law Firm & Ray Perry and Brother Bill From Smokin’ H-D for sponsoring the 1000lbs of oysters, Bruce Hayes of Hayes Jewelers in Lexington for sponsoring the Diamond Heart Pendant raffle, Smokin’ Harley-Davidson for running the bike show, Zach and Kristen of The Rebel Spirit for sponsoring the Burnout / Tough Crowd Contest and for making the killer custom trophy for the winner, also Josh at Bacher Metal Works for the laser etching on the name plate for the burnout contest trophy. Ken Morris of Funtime Promotions for the stellar screen printing on the event shirts. Huge shout out to Chad and Brandee of Xtreme Wings N Things for hosting this year’s event and rocking the service all day long. Huge thanks to all our friends who showed up to party with us from Deathwish Motor Culture, BTN, the Golden Suns, HLF, Riff Raff and and many more including Brandy and Dana who came up from Tank Town Tavern to help us throw down. Now for the folks that we couldn’t have done it without. Mark and Molly Infield otherwise known as Mr. & Mrs. Full Throttle Magazine who have been putting on this party for 21 years and are behind the yearly success of the party and the magazine. Lucas, Lydia, Wade & Dawn for always getting in and doing what needs done. Renea for her relentless help and determination to keep everything straight. All of our sales staff including Rick, Doc, Caroline, David, Ms. Pat, and James for being there to help us out. Last but not least, my beautiful wife Maggie for the support and partying with me. Thank you all.

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NC Motorcycle Lobby Day

By: Shannon Rights he 2019 North Carolina Motorcycle Lobby Day was held Wednesday, February 6th in Raleigh. Motorcyclists from across North Carolina took time off from work to ride into our capital to meet with their legislators. CBA/ABATE of NC has hosted this event for many years. In 2018, Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group partnered with CBA/ABATE of NC to help facilitate change in North Carolina for all motorcyclists. For over 30 years Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group has worked on behalf of motorcyclists and motorcycle rights. They do so on the local, state, and federal levels of government. Tyler Stiles, who manages Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group’s Raleigh office, is the registered lobbyist for CBA/ABATE of NC. A few of us rode into Raleigh on Tuesday so that we could hang out with old friends before getting down to the business of Lobby Day. I left Walnut Cove at about 10am and took the long way to Asheboro, where I met up with the Charlotte and Randolph County Chapters of CBA/ABATE of NC. We


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There we met with our various Representatives and Senators, working in groups that mixed those who had never been to a Lobby Day with more experienced members. After lobbying our legislators, we met up at Tobacco Road Brewery for luncheon sponsored by Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group. There we were debriefed and enjoyed a great lunch. The Buncombe County Chapter of CBA/ABATE was recognized for having the most members in attendance that day. It was a close call between them, Charlotte, and the Gaston Chapter. Next year we will add a 2nd place award. Nine of the fourteen chapters in the state were represented, as well as a NOMAD from out of state. Next year we hope to have all fourteen chapters represented. We are also looking to increase participation from other clubs, organizations, and independent motorcyclists. We ask that everyone be on the lookout for updates concerning issues before the legislature that are of interest to motorcyclists. These include bills aimed at curtailing distracted driving, prohibiting blowing grass clippings in the roadway, allowing motorcyclists to wear protective masks, and giving


motorcyclists equal access to public parking garages. If you would like to receive email alerts on these and other issues affecting motorcyclists in North Carolina and throughout the country send me your email address at and I will put you on that list. Also look for the “Call to Action” that was sent out on social media asking for everyone’s input. We want to be inclusive of ALL NORTH CAROLINA RIDERS, and we invite everyone who rides or loves someone who rides to complete the Call to Action, and to attend the next North Carolina Motorcycle Lobby Day. Change can only be accomplished by working together for the good of all riders.



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Spokes & Jokes


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!!

An Irishman had been drinking at a pub all night. The bartender finally said that the bar was closing. So, the Irishman stood up to leave fell flat on his face. He tried to stand one more time; same result. He figured he’ll crawl outside and get some fresh air and maybe that will sober him up. Once outside, he stood up and fell on his face again. So he decided to crawl the four blocks home. Again, he fell flat on his face. He crawled through the door and into his bedroom. When he reached his bed he tried one more time to stand up. This time he managed to pull himself upright, but he quickly fell right into the bed and is sound asleep as soon as his head hit the pillow. He was awakened the next morning to his wife standing over him, shouting, so you’ve been drinking again!” Putting on an innocent look, and intent on bluffing it out he said, what makes you say that?” the pub just called; you left your wheelchair there again.” This morning, I was beaten up by a busty woman in an elevator. I was staring at her boobs when she said, “Would you please press one?” So I did. I don’t remember much after that.

shout from the back seat, “Mom, that lady isn’t wearing a seat belt!”

Everyone seems to be in such a hurry to scream ‘racism’ these days. So, the customer asked, “In what aisle could I find the Polish sausage?” The clerk looks at him and says, “Are you Polish?” The guy (clearly offended) says, “Well, yes I am. But let me ask you something. If I had asked for Italian sausage, would you ask me if I was Italian? Or if I had asked for German Bratwurst, would you ask me if I was German? Or if I asked for a kosher hot dog would you ask me if I was Jewish? Or if I had asked for a Taco, would you ask if I was Mexican?’ If I asked for some Irish whiskey, would you ask if I was Irish?” The clerk says, “Well, no, I probably wouldn’t!” With deep selfrighteous indignation, the guy says, “Well then, why did you ask me if I’m Polish because I asked for Polish sausage?” The clerk replied, “Because you’re in Home Depot.”

When I was young, I decided to go to medical school. At the entrance exam, we were asked to rearrange the letters: PNEIS, and form the name of an important human body part which is most useful when erect. Those who answered SPINE are doctors today, while the rest are on Facebook.

The Navy Chief noticed a new seaman and barked at him, “Get over here! What’s your name, sailor?” “John,” the new seaman replied. “Look, I don’t know what kind of bleeding heart pansy crap they’re teaching sailors in boot camp these days, but I don’t call anyone by his first name,” the chief scowled. “It breeds familiarity, and that leads to a breakdown in authority. I refer to my sailors by their last names only. Smith, Jones, Baker, whatever. And you are to refer to me as Chief. Do I make myself clear?” “Aye, Aye, Chief.” “Now that we’ve got that straight, what’s your last name?” The seaman sighed, “Darling. My name is John Darling, Chief.” Okay, John, here’s what I want you to do…”

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Two Irishmen, Patrick and Michael were adrift in a lifeboat following a dramatic escape from a burning freighter. While rummaging through the boat’s provisions, Patrick stumbled across an old lamp. Secretly hoping that a genie would appear, he rubbed the lamp vigorously. To the amazement of Patrick, a genie came forth. This particular genie stated that he could only deliver one wish, not the standard three. Without giving much thought to the matter, Patrick blurted out, “Make the entire ocean into Guinness beer!” The genie clapped his hands with a deafening crash, and immediately the entire sea turned into the finest brew ever sampled by mortals. Simultaneously, the genie vanished. Only the gentle lapping of Guinness on the hull broke the stillness as the two men considered their circumstances. Michael looked disgustedly at Patrick whose wish had been granted. After a long, tension-filled moment, he spoke, “Nice going, Patrick! Now we’re going to have to pee in the boat!”

Two groups, one including members of Congress and the other of private citizens, were asked by the president to study a problem that had been plaguing the United States for a very long time. After several months and of course millions of dollars they came back to the president and told him they had completed their study of the problem. The president then asked the politicians for the solution. With a blank and confused look members told the president that they just “studied the problem” and that it never occurred to them to think about how to solve it. Upset and frustrated the president asked the private citizens if they found out what the problem was and how to get rid of it. Without saying a word they all nodded their heads and pointed to the group of politicians.

A cowboy, who just moved to Montana from Texas, walks into a bar and orders three mugs of Bud. He sits in the back of the room, drinking a sip out of each one in turn. When he finishes them, he comes back to the bar and orders three more. The bartender approaches and tells the cowboy, “You know, a mug goes flat after I draw it. It would taste better if you bought one at a time.” The cowboy replies, “Well, you see, I have two brothers. One is in Arizona , the other is in Colorado. When we all left our home in Texas, we promised that we’d drink this way to remember the days when we drank together. So I’m drinking one beer for each of my brothers and one for myself.” The bartender admits that this is a nice custom, and leaves it there. The cowboy becomes a regular in the bar, and always drinks the same way. He orders three mugs and drinks them in turn. One day, he comes in and only orders two mugs. All the regulars take notice and fall silent. When he comes back to the bar for the second round, the bartender says, “I don’t want to intrude on your grief, but I wanted to offer my condolences on your loss.” The cowboy looks quite puzzled for a moment, then a light dawns in his eyes and he laughs. “Oh, no, everybody’s just fine,” he explains. “It’s just that my wife and I joined the Baptist Church and I had to quit drinking.” “It hasn’t affected my brothers though.”



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Charlotte Easyriders Bike Show 2019 Best In Years

Story by: Alan Dockery Photos by: Lincoln Infield & Alan Dockery t was 28 degrees while folks were rolling bikes into the Charlotte Easyriders Bike Show Tour the end of January. But the excitement in the air had everyone smiling warmly. Soon as I walked in, it was handshakes and hugs from friends I see often around here to ones ain’t seen in a while. Folks were looking forward to the new location, The Park Expo Center. The new place has on“Oh My God,” site parking so no more was said a thouwandering the streets sand times as of uptown Charlotte. people looked at Multiple rooms meant some of the paint lots of space to display motorcycles. From the jobs on display. moment I walked in, I was impressed with the new place. So much so that it took me 30 minutes of talking and looking before I made it to The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine booth. I love the vibe as I walked the floor and shot videos just before the doors opened. Background music was testing the sound system while crews replaced lights in Liberty Hall. Make those machines sparkle! People were hustling around setting up displays and wiping down bikes. Almost ready for another great show. Cool motorcycles and vendors in all directions. The Easyriders Bike Show Tour occupied three rooms in the Expo Center. In the door and to the left was Freedom Hall where we handed out thousands of magazines at The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine booth. Renea had several reps from across the Carolinas helping stuff yellow bags. Brandy and Dana from Tank Town Tavern were there busting ass and looking good helping us get the word out about the official Full Throttle Magazine / Tank Town Tavern Easyriders Bike Show After Party that evening. They brought a ton of energy and some Tank Town Tavern cozies to pass out. Huge thanks to everyone who came by and worked the booth with us.


Freedom Hall was where bikers could find Full Throttle Saloon gear and check out lots of the local custom bikes in the show plus vendors. A crowd would gather around Rhett Rotten every time he did a Freestyle Roller Show. Hard to explain, so check out the extra photos on the Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine website. I see Rhett once in a while since he does the Wall of Death and other crazy things on motorcycles. Outside of the expo center the Deadbeat Customs Stunt Division put on a few shows per day. They had the driveway blocked off and were ripping wheelies, rolling burnouts and tossing shirts into the crowd. It was some good old FTW biker stuff and a nice addition to the day. The past few years the Easyriders Bike Show Tour has included custom cars and hot rods. Independence Hall had lots of cool cars. There some resto rods, race cars, rat rods and customs. I think the mid-engine, V-8 Corvair was my favorite. Once bikers had walked the first two rooms, they headed up the walkway to Liberty Hall and the main show. I had to slow down and checkout the bikes along the way. There were cool customs and show bikes everywhere in the Expo Center. To me it looked like a large turnout of bikes overall. The main show room was more than 100,000 square feet of


extra strength biker vaccination treatment for the Winter Blues. Lots of space and cool bikes. Indian Motorcycles Charlotte had a huge display. They were showing off some cool machines. And of course, they had one of those Indian FTR 750 Flat Track race bikes that dominated racing the past two Summers on display. I ain’t much into new bikes, but, oh man, that new Indian FTR 1200 sure would be fun in the mountains. Michael Lichter is The Motorcycle Photographer of our time. He had a studio set up in Liberty Hall where folks could watch him shoot feature bikes. I hung out at the Easyriders Garage. That’s where the Captain America and Billy Bikes were on the lift being worked on. Those are replicas built decades ago and not run in many years. Rob Schwellinger; owner of R&R Cycles, Tampa, Florida, now working out of Huffman Performance & Restoration in Lakeland; had the job of getting them running. By Saturday afternoon he had them firing and farting but needed to re-jet the carbs to have them running on Sunday. Mike

Beland posted a video of him kick starting the Billy Bike. Custom motorcycles of all kinds were everywhere. The wildest baggers you could imagine with tall front tires were next to traditional skinny choppers. There were antique and stock machines too, so something for just about everyone who likes motorcycles. Some of those bikes I’ve seen and love. But I think there were more high-quality custom bikes from around the country at the Easyriders Bike Show this year than in the past. “Oh My God,” was said a thousand times as people looked at some of the paint jobs on display. I wish I could have slowed down time a little so had more time to examine the awesome machines. I’m a Shovelhead, simple black bike kind of guy, but appreciate all the works of mechanical art there. For the new-style bagger crowd, there were lots of bikes to drool over. The Easyriders Show is the place for unique customs. Many are works of art. And others I would love to ride for a day or so. I was glad to see young guys building traditional choppers. There were lots of bikes at this show for me to vote for as my favorites in the Peoples’ Choice.


I appreciated that there were more machines that Old Guys Like Me would enjoy. Pans and Shovels and Knuckles, oh my, all the way down the row. Yep, more Panheads and Shovelheads than at most shows these days. The coolest section at the show was Prism Supply’s Congregation Corner and the Antique Motorcycle Club of America row. The vendors were busy all day selling those biker needs that ain’t always in stores. There were the usual vendors and some new ones this year. I should have made another pass through the vendors to see what I missed. Most of the show is bikes and vendors from this area. But Easyriders brings a big show to Charlotte. All day there was entertainment on the stage. Saturday afternoon Jasmine Cain gave us a healthy dose of American Made Rock-NRoll. Between bands, the Purrfect Angelz put on an aerial, fire and dance show and did meet and greets. I saw them after the show posing with guys and their motorcycles. NTC Drift Trikes put on demos a few times. By the afternoon, folks commented on how much they liked the layout this year. Yeah, there was some grumbling during set up about three rooms. I liked our spot in The Dungeon, hope we are there next year. The Park Expo Center has 2,500 parking spots and 30 RV hook ups so they can handle the Easyriders Bike Show very well. My compliments also for the great food service, beer sales points, security staff, bathrooms and entire facility. I saw lots of The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine advertisers at the Easyriders Bike Show. From Mike Beland, A-1 Cycles, and Iron Horse Motorcycles to Carolinas’ Biker Lawyer Bob Karney and many more. I’m proud to be associated with all of y’all who are active and involved in motorcycling in so many ways. All three exhibit halls were filled with bikers carrying our yellow Full Throttle Magazine bags. Overall, I think Easyriders brought their best show in years to Charlotte. It’s really all about the bikes. There were some awesome machines there. Great seeing y’all who stopped by The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine booth. We gave away all the magazines and goodies we brought. Congratulations to all the bike show winners. Check out hundreds of extra photos at and my videos on You Tube at Hickory Doc.



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What Are You Called To Do?

ros and Bro-ettes If you’re a Christian do you honor God or something else? Do you go to Church just to say well I done my duty for this week, or are you just going cause you’re supposed to? Sure, you’re supposed to go, but if that’s the only reason, you’re wrong. You’re not supposed to just go and sit in a building, then when it’s over think that’s all. You are the Church, get out and tell people about Jesus. If you want to be in a Biker Ministry, then you need to do what you’re called to do. If you want to be a Christian Biker and wear a patch, then go out to different places like, bike rallies, Harley Shops, any event, grocery store, even Wal-Mart, anywhere you can, talk to people and tell them about Jesus and His love. If you’re just strutting around with a patch on like you are somebody, you’re doing it for the wrong reason. Jesus is looking for someone that loves Him and someone that will be in obedience to Him, by going out and doing what He has called you to do, and that’s to tell people about His grace and His love for them. Just remember as you put on that patch, that it’s no better than any other patch. Some may do more than others that’s ok, it’s not your place to handle it. Let God take care of them and just pray for them instead of downing them. Just ask the Lord to help you focus on what you’re supposed to be doing and do it. We all have a purpose in what we do

each day. People need to see Jesus in us. Walk the walk and talk the talk. We all need to be still and pray and listen to the Lord and where He wants you to go. Don’t ever think you have nothing to say, He’ll give you the words to say. If you’re supposed to go somewhere and don’t have the funds, and He wants you there He’ll supply the way. Exodus 18: 20: “And you shall teach them the Statutes and the laws, and show them the way in which they must walk and the work they must do.” Isaiah 40: 31: “But those who wait on the Lord, Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.”

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It’s Chili At The VFW

By: Rick Gammons had a lot going on February 3rd. It was a Sunday and quite a pleasant one. Things to do kept me busy for most of the day. But, in the back of my mind I knew about the chili cookoff at the VFW Post 9899. The cookoff began at 2 pm with several varieties of delicious chili for tasting. I have attended several chili events at the VFW over the years and they have all been excellent. This year, Peggy and I got there just before 3 pm and guess what, the chili was gone! I think somebody(s) had been doing some early tasting...ha! Everybody told us to go get some chili, but when we went to the hall, the empty chili containers were being taken up. Shoot! Next year, we need to be on time. Congratulations to Joanne Rion. She is the chili champion this time. Chili was not the only thing going on. It was also a huge social day and the bar room was quite full. People you knew and people you did not. Didn’t matter. There seems to always be plenty of laughter and lots of BS to spread around! Relationships are strong there and everyone gets along. As stated earlier, the day was pleasant for a February. This brought the horseshoe players. These guys are hardcore. If it’s possible to pitch, they are out there. If you like horseshoes, then Sunday at the VFW is your day. They enjoy having new people to come and pitch with them.


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Tapplock - Smart Fingerprint Padlocks

By: Buzz ombination locks require you to remember the combination, pad locks you have to have the right key and can be picked by professionals, but with the Tapplock all you need is your fingerprint. Tapplock is the creator of the first smart fingerprint padlock and let me tell you, it’s not only cool, it’s totally functional. The Tapplock looks like ordinary pad locks with the exception that instead of a key slot, there is a sensor pad on the front of the lock. All you have to do is download a free app to your phone that “unlocks” the potential of this quick acting smart lock. The app allows you to set up 2 different ways to unlock your Tapplock. You can enter 500 different fingerprints to open the lock. But it goes way further than that. You specify which finger on what hand to get that truly personal “key” to open the lock. Stateof-the-art capacitive fingerprint sensor allows unlocking in under 0.8 seconds. Adaptive algorithm means the lock becomes faster and more accurate with each access. The app can also connect to your Tapplock via bluetooth and has a handy “unlock” button that will trip the locking mechanism. The third and final way to unlock your Tapplock is using a small button on the bottom of the lock and entering



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Sidney Williams Memorial Build

By: Ed Cleary idney Williams, a lifelong native of Durham, NC, was killed on October 7, 2017, when a inattentive driver turned left in front of him. The accident occurred on Hwy. 17 in South Carolina, as Sidney, and his best friend John, we’re heading to Myrtle Beach for Bike Week. (See November 2017 - Issue #232). Sidney’s bike, a 2006 Street Glide, was also totaled in the accident. Sidney, and his brother Lee, grew up riding, building and customizing motorcycles. The Street Glide was just the latest customization project that Sidney was working on, and the reason for the trip to Myrtle Beach was to acquire some hard to find parts. As a living memorial to his brother, Lee has decided to rebuild Sidney’s bike. Upon hearing of the project, the good folks at Raging Bull Harley-Davidson immediately offered their shop facilities, labor and expertise free of charge, to help make Sidney’s dream bike a reality. After salvaging as much of the original as possible, which is basically limited to the drive train and rear wheel, a list of required parts was started. A new frame has just been acquired and now the search is on for the rest of what is needed. A ever-growing list of needed parts and accessories is posted at If you have any leftover parts in your garage, or you would like to donate to the project please contact either DJ or Garret at Raging Bull at 919-596-9511. You can also email them at Stay tuned for progressive build updates in future issues.




E-15, EPA, And Spring By: Wildthing ere it is, March already and Carolina motorcyclists are looking forward to warmer weather riding. In their, (our), eagerness to twist the throttle, The Prepared Rider must think of all aspects that affect riding. Unfortunately, one of those issues that is still with us, only worse than ever is the controversial E-15 fuel. Below is what the American Motorcyclist Association, “… the premier advocate for the world of motorcycling [that] works hard to ensure a bright future for riders everywhere “ has to say on the Rights page of their website. “Oppose the proposed EPA action on E15 Tell the president to protect motorcyclists from unsafe fuel On Oct. 8, President Trump announced he would direct the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to allow year-round sales of E15 fuel, a blend of gasoline that is 15 percent ethanol by volume, by waiving Clean Air Act requirements related to Reid Vapor Pressure. This action would put the owners of millions of motorcycles and ATVs at significant risk, because this fuel can cause engine and fuel system damage and may void the manufacturers’ warranty. We are urging you to tell President Trump to reconsider this move and protect American motorcyclists from this unsafe fuel. The American Motorcyclist Association opposes the proposed change and— with other stakeholders affected by this decision and a group of 20 U.S. senators—urged the president to reconsider. None of the estimated 22 million motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles in use in the United States is approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to use E15 or higher ethanol blends. Not only does using E15 in motorcycles and ATVs violate federal law, it can cause engine and fuel system damage and may void the manufacturers’ warranty


The rush to force more E15 fuel into the marketplace by the ethanol industry greatly increases the chances of inadvertent misfueling by motorcyclists and ATV owners—as well as owners of boats, small engines and other machines that are not warrantied for E15 use—due to blender pumps, confusing pump labeling and the lack of any significant consumer education by the ethanol industry or the federal government. Thank you in advance for contacting the president on this important issue. Please forward this alert to your friends and ask them to send a message as soon as possible, as well. Now more than ever, it is crucial that you and your riding friends become members of the AMA to help protect our riding freedoms. More members mean more clout against the opponents of motorcycling. That support will help fight for your rights–on the road, trail and racetrack and in the halls of government. Join the AMA at If you are an AMA member, encourage your friends to join by telling them about the many AMA benefits you appreciate and the role the AMA plays in promoting the motorcycle lifestyle and protecting the future of motorcycling.” In my opinion, this issue is right in front of all riders, every time we stop to fuel up. Think about it, pay attention and don’t misfuel. Please seriously consider joining the fight. You don’t have to pay dues to do that, it doesn’t cost anything but time to contact your representatives in Congress or write a letter to the President. On the other hand, there is power in numbers. Ride Safe.

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The B.A.N.C. Foundation’s Annual 50/50 Mileage Run By: Mickey Carter ach year the Bikers And Needy Children’s Foundation (B.A.N.C.) holds a 50/50 mileage run. The 2018 run lasted from February through December 22. Johannes (pronounced yo-haun) Bowers won with a total ending mileage of over 12,000 miles! Being on the road at the time of the last date to register ending miles, Johannes met us the Friday before to have his final miles read. His wife came to the ending event to collect his winnings. Johannes is also an instructor for motorcycle safety program at the Durham Tech Community College in Durham NC, and at the Carolina Central Community College in Sanford NC. He teaches Basic Rider Course, BRC2, 3Wheel BRC, and Advanced Rider Course. You can check it out at www.msf-usa. org. 2nd runner up was Gary Harter of Fayetteville, and 3rd runner up was Billy Giles of Fayetteville. The BANC’s 50/50 mileage run is a run that you register your bike’s mileage on the specified beginning date(s), ride where you want, what you want, and with whom you want, and whenever you want. Then you register your final miles on the specified ending date. All entries are tallied on the final date and a winner is paid 50/50 of all entries. The remaining 50% goes into a fund to help really needy injured motorcyclists in North Carolina. All participants earn an exclusive event patch on the ending date. 2019 will be the 3rd Annual Event. Registration will be each Saturday in the month of March at Cycle Gear in Fayetteville, NC from 12 noon until 2:00pm. Ending date will be 12/21/2019 noon at the same location. If you can’t make the registration you can make an appointment during the month of March to register. All events are posted on Facebook. Thanks to all who participated and to Cycle Gear Fayetteville


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January At Trax Tavern

By: Rick Gammons eggy and I went to Trax Tavern in downtown Thomasville the other afternoon. It was too chilly to be outside, so we headed for Thomasville. Trax did not have an event or food (peanuts are always available) or anything special. Just another day. I am accustomed to covering events, so I know that there is usually an agenda for being wherever we are. This time no particular reason other than to drop by for a beer. The bar area was full, except for two seats which quickly became ours. Trax has a variety of people who come there, as was this time also. We knew some of the people there and others we had seen there before. After to opening banter which usually starts when somebody comes in, we settled into the evening conversations. Trax is as close to a “Cheers” style bar as you can get. It is laid back and comfortable, with very little drama. If you don’t know the people, you will find them friendly and open to talk. After being there a while, Peggy and I had traveled to several countries, camped, fished, took a cruise, and had solved most of the world’s problems! It’s easy to do at Trax. Also, no blasting music, causing you to raise your voice above it, but constant low volume music is always


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Two PM On A Sunday

By: Russel Jefferies wo pm on a Sunday, rain pouring outside, temperature dropping quickly, let’s say presently 41 degrees. Really don’t feel like leaving my house, tired, didn’t sleep well last night either. Telephone rang, it’s Robert Strickland, whom I met a week earlier at a bike shop. Although he rides a Yamaha R1 1000, he’s also an everyday rider . “Please ride with me”, he said, “I don’t know anyone”, because he recently moved from California to Kings Mountain NC. Reluctantly, I said “OK”. Leathered up, climbing aboard my Soft-tail thinking, ‘damn weather sucks’, although bet Joe would relish in a ride today. Drove about 20 miles, heavy traffic, pouring rain, and temperature now a mild 39 degrees. Pulling up at a meeting place, a gas station off Hwy 85 north, thinking, 85 miles an hour on Hwy 85, not bad twenty minutes. He probably had in mind, we’d ride around his area a short time, then split off. Not on my watch brother, he asked for a ride, let’s be see if he can ride. Jumping back on Hwy 85 north, cold as could be, pouring rain, I look over at Robert, his bottom lip quivering, but he smiled through it. Dropping the hammer, quickly accelerated to a moderate 70 mph. Looking over, he seems completely comfortable, rain pelts our bikes and bodies. Still a smile upon his grill. Thinking five over posted limit, he’s on a crotch rocket, screw it. Throttle back. Vroom .... now cruising speeds around 85 to 90 mph. Raining harder now, temperature continuing to drop. He still had that d@mn smile! I took him 45 miles away, up to just on the other side of


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Road Rash ‘N Road Tales True Stories From The Road

Book Review by: WildThing ot too long ago, Katy Ishee asked me to review her autobiography, “Pieces Of My Heart”. So, I read it and wrote a review for The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine April 2010 issue. At that time, In that review, I described Katy as: “She knew she was born to ride and in no time was riding her own, something very few women did back then. Her motorcycles helped her define her independent spirit and gain her selfconfidence to live her life and find happiness.” Katy’s new book reaffirms my description. “Road Rash ‘n Road Tales True Stories from the Road,” a new anthology by Katy O. Ishee, is bound to become one of those hot items that gets motorcycle enthusiasts’ motor running. ‘Telling it like its is’ is certainly a cliché we have all used, but in the case of this book it’s the ‘Real McCoy’. Author, Katy O. Ishee brings her storied past to life as she regales the reader with fast-paced short tales of her life on two-wheels. She starts out in the late sixties when most young Americans where in the mode of questioning everything and trying anything. Katy’s free-spirited independence takes her from her home in central Florida to San Francisco for a 10-day excursion during the hippie days. This story serves as a trip down memory lane for those of us that experienced the sixties. Katy tells several more tales of bike rallies in the seventies in East Tennessee and western North Carolina, riding the mountain twisties, and meeting all kinds of bikers along the way. It’s an easy read because she speaks the language of the road and a lot of us can relate. “Road Rash ‘n Road Tales True Stories from the Road” is available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. You will be amazed at Katy’s ‘Tales’ as I am. She is a true free spirit. Be sure and pick up a copy and take that walk back in time and tell ‘Krazy’ Katy Full Throttle Magazine sent ya!


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March 2019 - Issue #248  

The Carolinas' Full Throttle Magazine is your source for motorcycle events and coverage in the Carolinas! Inside this issue: the 21st Attem...

March 2019 - Issue #248  

The Carolinas' Full Throttle Magazine is your source for motorcycle events and coverage in the Carolinas! Inside this issue: the 21st Attem...