The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine
Table Of Contents Issue #260
Burnouts 4 Cancer
301 Brothers Fourth Annual Polar Run
The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Fear Of February Party
Limited Edition Motorcycles At Riding High Harley-Davidson
Letter From The Editor.....................................................3 Cruisin’ Calendar..............................................................4 Cover Story - Charlotte CBA Spring Show Celebrates Lady Riders.......................................................5 Quotable Quote................................................................13 Burnouts 4 Cancer...........................................................14 301 Brothers Fourth Annual Polar Run............................16 History Of CBA/ABATE Of NC Pt. 2.................................18 DOT Helmet Failure Rate Increases To 43 Percent.........22 Smokin’ Harley-Davidson Polar Bear Ride In Bike Show..........................................24 Dice Run For BJ Truesdale..............................................26 PBM, Performance By Mark, Lumberton NC...................28 Virtual Bike Show.............................................................29 Ballot Info 2020................................................................30 Ton Up! A Century Of Cafe Racer Speed And Style.........32 AHDRA Back On Track In 2020.......................................34 Big City Thunder Monster Baffle Install............................36 2 Wheel Society Billy Coyne Run.....................................38 A Month Of Love At Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson.............40 Would You?......................................................................42 Valentine’s Day At Baxter’s Tavern...................................44 The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Fear Of February Party....................................................46 Unity In The Community; Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr...................................50 Limited Edition Motorcycles At Riding High Harley-Davidson.......................................52 Jake Silver’s ‘59 Panhead Chopper.................................54 ThunderZone....................................................................57 Spokes & Jokes................................................................58 People & Places...............................................................60 Let Riders Speak..............................................................62
Letter From The Editor
Staff Mark Infield
Editor / Owner Mark@FTCarolinas.com
Molly “WildThing” Infield Operations Manager Molly@FTCarolinas.com
Lincoln “Buzz” Infield Layout / Design / Janitor Lincoln@FTCarolinas.com
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“Dirty Dave” Baker Graphic Designer / Plumber
Sales Staff Lincoln, Alan, Scott, Crystal T, Christian, Mark H., Rose, Lloyd, Elwin, Anthony, Gary, Trisha, David, Bill, Mike & Kim, Paulette, Amy, Len, Jeff, Tiffany, Gene, Mike, Jeff, Pam
Photos Chaos, Alan, Scott, Wally Wersching, Lincoln, Chi, Len Montgomery, Rose & Lloyd, Rob Brason
o far, we have had a pretty mild winter in the Carolinas. Lots of rain, some flooding and a few tornados, and just a little snow. That could all change, because, after all, we are living in the Carolinas, but for right now, we are good. By the time you read this, The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine 22nd Attempt, Almost A Tradition, Pre-Daytona Oyster Roast & Valentine’s Day Fear Of February Party will be part of our legacy. See the story in this issue so that if you weren’t able to attend, you can envy those who did. As the saying goes, “Sometimes the weather is bad, but the party is always great. “This year we got a “double”. We had good weather AND a great party! I do not give any credence to the notion that the “riding season” ever ends in the Carolinas, but things do slow down a bit in the winter months. On Sunday, February 2nd Punxsutawney Phil could not find his shadow on Gobbler’s Knob thus predicting an early spring and If The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Cruisin’ Calendar is any indication, and I think it is, winter must be nearly over. Yay! Want your event listed in the Cruisin’ Calendar? Now is the time to submit it. Email Your Event Info or Flyer to: BikerEvents@FTCarolinas.com. Your event will be in the Cruisin’ Calendar in the print magazine (20,000 copies monthly), also the online magazine, and posted to our website: www. FullThrottleMagazine.com/cruisin-calendar Your event will also be included in our Weekend Events Update newsletter that we send out to our subscribers the Wednesday before your event! Charity and club events are listed for FREE! Event postings are printed monthly till the event date passes. We also have very reasonable rates for print ready event flyers. Call 336-885-5400 for pricing and availability. Don’t wait because dates will fill up early and you surely want your event to get the best possible exposure. Ride safe and enjoy every aspect of motorcycling throughout the year with The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine. Who loves ya,baby?
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Cruisin’ Calendar You can submit your event 24/7
E-Mail: BikerEvents@FTCarolinas.com, phone: 336-885-5400, fax 336-833-6794. We Reserve The Right To Edit All Submissions MAR 6-15 DAYTONA BEACH BIKE WEEK Rides, rodeos, concerts, swap meets, camping, racing. www.officialbikeweek.com MAR 7 PANDEMONIUM PERFORMANCE OPEN HOUSE 1121 S. Main St. Lexington, NC. Free Chili 9-2pm. 336490-0120 MAR 7 NAZARETH CHILDREN’S HOME 1ST QUARTER BIRTHDAY PARTY RIDE Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd. Ext. Concord, NC. Reg 11:30am, ride 12:15pm. Lunch, birthday party. Bring an item from the wish list at www.bikerswithacause.com. Darby Dillard 704-995-4097 MAR 7 CABIN FEVER PARTY Smoky Mountain Steel Horses 82 Locust Dr. Waynesville, NC. Free Food, music, door prizes, demo rides. www.smsh.co 828452-7276 MAR 7 9TH ANNUAL BIKERS IN BOXERS, AS BARE AS YOU DARE RIDE Veterans of Foreign Wars, 216 Miller St., Waynesville, NC. Reg 10am, KSU 12pm, $25/single, $30/double inc meal & door prizes. Ride thru downtown Waynesville. Live music, door prizes, 50/50, shirts, cake auction, silent auction, crock-pot contest, trophies. Proceeds go to Mountain Projects to help Haywood Co Elderly with Residential Heating Costs. Presented by VFW Post 5202. FMI & dress code, Morning Star 828-246-3842. MAR 7 LETS ROLL MC ANNUAL PARTY Raging Bull Harley-Davidson, 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. 12-4pm free food & beer. www.ragingbullhd.com, 919-596-9511.
MAR 7 ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 11am-2pm. $5/judge all chili, cash prizes & trophies, DJ, Reg up until 2/23. www.freedombikerchurchfayetteville.com/events 910-5672221.
MAR 14 ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION & CHILI COOKOFF Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 Hanford Rd. Burlington, NC. Snacks, door prizes, music, shamrock poker, games. Chili cookoff with cash prize, set up 11am. www.DownHomeHarley.com 336-227-1261
MAR 7 BANC’S 4TH ANNUAL 50/50 MILEAGE RUN Cycle Gear 544 N. McPherson Church Rd. Fayetteville, NC. 12-2pm. Mileage contest. $25/bike. Ending mileage reg Dec 19, 2020. Most miles Wins 50% of all reg fees. Benefits Bikers And Needy Children Foundation. Make appointment for anytime Mar 1-14 if unable to attend. www.thebikersandneedychildrenfoundation.com 910-583-3067
MAR 14 IT’S BURLESQUE! Raging Bull Harley-Davidson, 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. Free food & beer all day, Burlesque shows featuring Miss Bliss & the Lovely ladies of Boom or Bust starting @4pm. www.ragingbullhd.com, 919-5969511.
MAR 7 BOOK RUN Barnes & Nobel 3040 Evans St. Greenville, NC Reg. 10am, KSU 11am. Bring 2 k-5th books/bike. Benefits Frederick Douglass Elementary School. Barry Wood – bwood@wilsonnc. org, 252-373-0013. MAR 13 XTREME WINGS ANNIVERSARY PARTY 3441 Myer Lee Dr. WinstonSalem, NC. Live music. 336-293-4983. MAR 14 ST. PATTY’S DAY PARTY Xtreme Wings N Things 3441 Myer Lee Dr. Winston-Salem, NC. Live music. 336293-4983. MAR 14 LUCKY LUNCH Tilley HarleyDavidson, 1226 Morland Dr., Statesville, NC. 12-2pm Free beer, weenies & all the fixins. www.tilleyhd.com, 704-872-3883. MAR 14 ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY Baxter’s Tavern 536 Farragut St. Greensboro, NC. Live music. 336-808-5837. MAR 14 SHAM-ROCKIN’ SATURDAY Tilley Harley-Davidson of Salisbury 653 Bendix Dr Salisbury NC Free food, beer, Pot O’ Gold Test Your Luck, Junior’s Parking Lot Swap Meet 10am-4pm www. TilleyHDofSalisbury.com 704-638-6044
MAR 14 NC WORKS Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 11am-2pm. Free hamburgers & hotdogs. www.fortbraggharley. com, 910-864-1200. MAR 14 BANC’S 4TH ANNUAL 50/50 MILEAGE RUN Cycle Gear 544 N. McPherson Church Rd. Fayetteville, NC. 12-2pm. Mileage contest. $25/bike. Ending mileage reg Dec 19, 2020. Most miles Wins 50% of all reg fees. Benefits Bikers And Needy Children Foundation. Make appointment for anytime Mar 1-14 if unable to attend. www.thebikersandneedychildrenfoundation.com 910-583-3067 MAR 17 SAINT PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee st. Durham, NC. Free beer and food from 2pm until gone. www.ragingbullhd.com, RJ 919-596-9511 ext 5000 MAR 19 ARNOLD’S SEASON KICKOFF BIKE NIGHT Village Station, 2744 N. Roberts Ave., Lumberton, NC. 6pm 910739-5557. MAR 21 3RD ANNUAL MIKE’S COWBOY CHILI CHALLENGE Wizard Saloon, 651 21st St NE., Hickory, NC. Outside wood fired, call for rules. 828-327-8555.
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Charlotte CBA Spring Show Celebrates Lady Riders
47th annual Charlotte Concerned Bikers Assoc Spring Swap Meet & Bike Show is just around the corner and we are very excited to dedicate this event to all Lady Riders!! In 2020, 1 in 5 motorcyclists are women, nearly double the percentage in 2009. They continue to be the fastest growing market segment within the motorcycle industry, and we want to celebrate them! Whether it is on a Sport Bike, a Cruiser, a Dirt Bike, a Motocross Bike, an Enduro Bike or a full Dresser, more and more women prefer to ride alone, or alongside their partner, rather than on the back seat. They also love to ride with other women riders. Female Motorcycle RC’s and MC’s are gaining popularity across the country. One of the first MC’s, Motor Maids, was founded in 1940, and is the oldest existing women’s club in the US. Many other clubs have been formed since that time, such as Chrome Angelz RC and Leather & Lace MC. These are just a few organizations that have Chapters throughout the US and internationally. Joining a riding club provides a way for women to share their passion for motorcycle riding with like-minded ladies. he
WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO HAVE TWO SPECIAL GUESTS AT OUR EVENT ON SAT, MARCH 28TH Gloria Tramontin Struck will be
Janette Thornley, a 52
year old grandmother of twins, a heart for helping others and a passion for burning Nitromethane. While a at our event to visit rider for 25 years, she has a racing with everyone and career of only 8 years. Janette is a her autographed book 4-time Pro Fuel Champion, and now will be available for entering a new chapter, competing purchase. Gloria in the Mickey Thompson Top Fuel has been riding two Harley category in the Mello Yellow wheels for over 75 Series. She will be at the upcoming years. She is one of the early members of the Motor Maids NHRA event being held in Charlotte motorcycle club, which she joined in 1946, at age 21. She is NC the weekend of April 24-26. www.dreamchaserracin.com . both a Sturgis Hall of Fame (2011) and Motorcycle Hall of Fame (2016) inductee. She also received the Sturgis Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019.
AS IN YEARS PAST, we will have a building full
of beautiful bikes for our $1,000 People’s Choice Awards along with trophies for several categories! Voting for People’s Choice occurs all day Fri & Sat, judging on Sun afternoon. We will have two buildings, a barn and a large outdoor midway full of vendors. If you are looking for antique parts, our vendors will have them, along with a new set of tins, a new front end, tires, a rolling chassis, engines, transmissions, or a new complete motorcycle! There will be bands on two
stages all day for your pleasure along with food & beverage vendors. Event Vendors: Jewelry, Chaps, Boots, T-shirts, Vests, Knives, Cigars, Women’s Riding Apparel, Helmets, Patches, Pin Striper; and many many more! If interested in being a vendor please call CBA Swap Meet Director Rick Nail at 704-577-1546. Charlotte CBA Spring Show Celebrates Lady Riders Is Continued On Page #8
Charlotte CBA Spring Show Celebrates Lady Riders Is Continued From Page #7 *****NEW THIS YEAR***** •“BIKER’S BEST” RIDE-IN CONTEST Sunday 1pm3pm. The winner will receive a trophy! This will be in the motorcycle parking area, look for signs to participate. •BEARD CONTEST Sunday @ 2 pm, Main Stage. So guys, please clean the crumbs out, oil it up and come on out!! •LADY BIKER RIDE-IN CONTEST, Saturday 1pm3pm. Location TBD, The winner will receive a Trophy! •LADY VENDOR ROW This year we will also have some new Lady Vendors in the midway near the CBA Products/Membership tent. Kiosk Style/Shared Space available, call Carol Wiggins 704-936-6722. •MOTOR MAIDS PROCESSION Saturday at 1 pm, through Midway.
LOCATION & HOURS Rowan County Fairgrounds, exit 74 off I-85, 1560 Julian Road, Salisbury NC 28146. Sat & Sun, 10-6, Admission is $15.00, and Sun Special 2 for 1 before noon. Your Entry Fee helps us fund our Motorcycle Safety & Awareness Program (MSAP) to educate new drivers to watch out for us on the road, and helps us fight for your rights as a motorcyclist when we lobby at the NC State Legislature. Lobby Day this year is Wed, 05/06, and we would love to have you attend with us. Please call Mike Wiggins, Charlotte CBA President, at 704-726-9444 for more information.
PLEASE REMEMBER NO PETS OTHER THAN VERIFIABLE SERVICE ANIMALS WILL BE ADMITTED TO THE EVENT NO WEAPONS
CBA Member, Shannon Rights, with Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group ”We’re all different, but the love of the ride brings us together. I am my sister’s keeper.” CBA Member, Bette Moats Having the ability to ride my own is a dream come true for me. There’s nothing better than being a woman who has options….Riding her own bike or riding behind the man who has shared his passion and many, many miles with her” CBA Member, Ron Moats “For me, having my wife become a rider instead of a passenger has been a passage into a different age of motorcycling. She went from sitting on the pillion for 14-16 hours at a time on road trips, to learning what it was like to navigate those long travel days on her own. Learning what wrist fatigue is like when you are a rider, and the feel of hard rain when you can’t cover your face. We both still love her having the choice of being able to enjoy the trip on the back, or choosing to ride her own. Either position she assumes for the trip nowadays it is evident that she is no longer “Fender Fluff”, and her interest or concerns in the travel itinerary have changed dramatically because of it.” CBA Member, Mary Ann Cleary I am a 47 year old mother of 3, grandmother of 5, Lady Rider. My passion for motorcycling is like no other. I am an MSF Riding Coach, Harley Davidson Riding Academy Coach, Motor Maid, and VP of the Chrome Angelz RC Paradise Sisterz Chapter in Lexington, NC. Being a part of an awesome female riding club gives us, as women, an outlet for the opportunity for empowerment and support for each other”
MAR 21 TWISTED COVENANT MSC RIDING FOR YOU SPRING MEET & GREET Crossroads Harley-Davidson, 1921 US-421 Wilkesboro, NC. 1-3pm. Free food. 336-667-1003 MAR 21 IRONe DEMO DAY Tilley HarleyDavidson of Salisbury 653 Bendix Dr Salisbury NC Kids 3-7 test ride IRONe electric balance bikes (w/parents’/guardian signed waiver) www.TilleyHDofSalisbury.com 704-638-6044 MAR 21 DICE RUN FOR KOLTIN Immortalz MC Clubhouse, 3227 2nd Ave SW, Hickory, NC. Reg 10am, $15/1 card, $25. for 3, rain date 03/28. 50/50, door prizes, silent auction, food, DJ, cash prize. Proceeds to help get Koltin to Boston for medical treatment. FMI, Joy Hefner, email@example.com, 828-244-5440. MAR 21 3RD ANNUAL CHOPS RODS & BBQ Brooklyn’s Pizzeria, 3481 US Hwy 601 S, Concord, NC. 12-4pm, free event. $10/show entry, trophies for each category. Family friendly afternoon of motorcycles, cars & free bbq. Hosted by Steel Rain MC. FMI, Doc@steelrainmc. com MAR 21 2020 CMOU SPRING FLING American Legion, 4235 W Tyvola Rd., Charlotte, NC. 11am-6pm 1 Rider/$15 inc meal, 2up/$20 inc meal. Family & pet friendly, face painting, bounce house, bike games, burnout comp., vendors, food, beer, live music, live auction, door prizes, 50/50. 100% of proceeds go to charities. Rain date 4/5/20 www.cmouonline.com MAR 21 BLESSING OF THE BIKES 3910 Hwy 11. Pickens, SC. 10-3pm. Vendors, live music, swap meet, food avail. Hosted by Freedom Biker Church Foothills 864-230-4839. MAR 21 BULL CITY SWAP MEET Raging Bull Harley-Davidson, 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. 9am-4pm Free vendor spots, bring your parts, etc, rain or shine, free food & beer while supplies last. www. ragingbullhd.com, FMI, RJ 919-8011832.
MAR 21 3RD ANNUAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS KICKOFF PARTY The Lucky Turn Around, 1560 US-29 S., China Grove, NC. 1-5pm, People’s choice bike show with Trophy award, $15/entry fee. Music, games, prizes, food. RAC. LTA2018@gmail.com 704-855-5577 MAR 21 MDA POKER RUN New Dixie Mart 100 Pleasant Hill Rd. Gaston, NC. KSU 12pm. $30 donation. Lunch, 50/50, Prizes. Benefits MDA. firstname.lastname@example.org
MAR 21 BEAR’S RIDE Baxters Tavern 536 Farragut St. Greensboro, NC. $10 per bike Donation. BBQ dinner and Music upon return www.baxterstavern.com 336808-5837 MAR 26 BULL CITY BIKE NIGHT RETURNS Raging Bull Harley-Davidson, 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. 6-9pm, an evening of bikes, babes, vendors, food trucks & free beer. Ride in movie on outdoor movie screen. www.ragingbullhd. com, 919-596-9511.
MAR 21 CVMA 15-1 CVMA 15-1 ANNUAL SPRING MEMORIAL RIDE Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC 10am-4pm. Ride reg 8:30am, KSU 10:30am, $20/ rider, $10/passenger. Music, free food & beer, memorial ceremony, vendors, raffles, AR-15 raffle. Benefits Project Duffel Bag & DAV Cumberland Co. Ch #46. Ft Bragg HD 910-864-1200. FMI, James Dennis, email@example.com
MAR 27 LADIES NIGHT-PLUS ONE PARTY Cox’s Harley-Davidson of Asheboro, 2795 NC Hwy 134, Asheboro, NC. 6-9pm Music, free drinks & hors d’oeuvres, vendors. www.coxsharleydavidson.com, 336-629-2415.
MAR 21 COX’S CLASSIC BBQ CHALLENGE Cox’s Harley-Davidson of Rock Hill, 1178 Galleria Blvd, Rock Hill, SC. 12-2pm, entry is free, cook off site, $5/ sample fee. Judging @12pm, prizes. www.coxshdofrockhill.com, 803-327-1183.
MAR 28 STUNT ARMY Smokin HarleyDavidson, 3441 Myer Lee Dr., WinstonSalem, NC. Free. Three shows @12pm, 2pm, 4pm. Kids’ IRONe demos, vendors, photos with riders after show. www. smokinharley.com, 336-722-3106.
MAR 21 26TH ANNUAL PAINE MEMORIAL RUN Pete Hill Motorcycles, 1401 W Blue Ridge Dr., Greenville, SC. Meet @12pm, KSU 1pm, rain date 3/28. Hosted by Greenville Chapter of ABATE of SC. A ride to remember our brothers & sisters. FMI 864-897-9760.
MAR 28 FREE AWARENESS RIDE Marketplace Mall 2101 Peters Creek Pkwy. Winston-Salem, NC. Reg 12:30, ride 1pm. Hosted by Biker Trash Nation. Wayne Pinnix 336-464-6202
MAR 21 MARCH OF DIMES POKER RUN Triple D Racks Sports Bar, 1284 S Hwy 11, Walhalla, SC. Reg 11am, KSU 12pm, $20/bike, $10/pass, all bikes & vehicles welcomed. Food avail. FMI, Michael Rogers, 864-364-3554. MAR 21 MONTHLY BIKE GIVEAWAY Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr. Columbia, SC. No purchase necessary – must be present to win, bonfire, drawing 7pm www. ThunderTowerHD.com, 803-461-1121.
MAR 27 SHELTON’S HARLEY-DAVIDSON BIKE NIGHT 606 Corporate Dr., Goldsboro, NC. 6-9pm, food, door prizes. www.sheltonshd.com, 919-731-2776.
MAR 28 MOTORCYCLE RIDE TO POLAR PLUNGE Hwy 55, 750-A Leonard Ave Ste E, Albemarle, NC. Reg 10am, KSU 11am, $10/entry fee, $10/add rider. Percent of sales donated to Special Olympics Stanly Co. 704-986-4456. MAR 28 SWRHS UNIFIED CLUB RIDE & BENEFIT Cox’s Harley-Davidson 2795 NC Hwy 134. Asheboro, NC. Reg 9:30am, KSU 10:30am, $15/bike, $5/pp car. Music, food, raffle, vendors 12-2pm. www.CoxsHarley-Davidson.com, 336629-2415
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10 MAR 28 D&Q MOTORSPORTS SWAP MEET 34 Ray Hart Ln. Angier, NC. All day. 919-639-5511 MAR 28 SOUTHERN CRUISERS RC 3RD ANNUAL FREE HOTDOG LUNCH D&Q Motorsports 34 Ray Hart Ln. Angier, NC. 12-1pm. Donations accepted for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Mack Tart 919-2804374. MAR 28 SUNSHINE BAGS BENEFIT RUN Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 10am-3pm Free food, vendors, entertainment. www.fortbraggharly.com, 910-8641200. MAR 28 AUTISM MOTORCYCLE/CAR RIDE 2020 New River Harley-Davidson, 2394 Wilmington Hwy, Jacksonville, NC. Reg 10am, KSU 11am. Police escorted $15/riders, $5/passenger. Free food, free shirts to first 25 reg riders, dj, door prizes, raffle. Benefits Coastal Carolina Community College’s Life Skills Program that supports adults with autism & other intellectual disabilities. FMI, Marina Jorge, firstname.lastname@example.org, 910-5391182. MAR 28 BIKE SHOW AND SOUND OFF Village Station 2744 N. Roberts Ave. Lumberton, NC $20 Sound Off, $15 Bike Show. Reg 10 am. Judging at noon, Awards 4pm. Demont 910-316-9755 MAR 28 BLESSING OF THE BIKES Cox’s Harley-Davidson of Rock Hill, 1178 Galleria Blvd, Rock Hill, SC. 10am-12pm www.coxshdofrockhill.com, 803-327-1183. MAR 28-29 CHARLOTTE CBA SPRING SWAP MEET & BIKE SHOW Rowan County Fairgrounds 1560 Julian Rd., Salisbury, NC. Gates open 10am-6pm $15/on day $25/two-day pass, bike show, wet t-shirt contest, live bands, vendors, best buns contest. www.charlottecba.org Rick Nail 704-455-6245, Email: macman. email@example.com.
Cruisin’ Calendar MAR 29 BENEFIT FOR STEPHANIE REED Lucky’s Saloon, 1453 Industry Dr., Burlington, NC. Reg 9:30am, KSU 11am, $15/rider, $5/pass, after party $10/nonriders. Raffles, silent auction, 50/50, food, live music. Stephanie was in a terrible motorcycle accident in Dec. Proceeds to medical & living expenses. FMI, Beth Apple firstname.lastname@example.org, 336-2130705 or Melissa Holyfield 336-312-9919. APR 1 BIKE NIGHT KICK-OFF Ted’s Kickin’ Chickin Live music. 4695 S Main St, Winston-Salem NC 336-650-0290 APR 3-5 SPRINGTOPIA 2020 Altered Frequencies, 110 Carolina Dr., Franklin, NC. 3 days of live music, art, beer & food. Ticket info, springtopia2020.eventbrite. com. FMI, 828-342-2372. APR 4 BIKERS’ ALZHEIMER AWARENESS BENEFIT multiple starting points Baxter’s Tavern 536 Farragut St. Greensboro, NC; JR’s Corner Tavern 901 Greensboro Rd. High Point, NC; Smokin’ Harley-Davidson 3411 Myer Lee Dr. Winston-Salem, NC. Live music, auction, 50/50, 9 mm Glock, with night sight, a 55’ Smart TV raffles, and more! Spons by Double D Burnout Saloon. Rose 336-8232675. APR 4 7th ANNUAL CRUISIN’ FOR A CAUSE Spare Time, 5502 Hornaday Rd. Greensboro, NC. Reg 10am, KSU 12:30pm. $20/bike, $10/Rider. Music, raffles, 50/50, police escorted ride. Benefits Victory Junction Gang Camp. Tiffany Landis 336-292-5100. APR 4 CBA EASTER FOOD DRIVE Cox’s Harley-Davidson 2795 NC Hwy 134. Asheboro, NC. www.CoxsHarleyDavidson.com, 336-629-2415 APR 4 SPRING OPEN HOUSE Tilley Harley-Davidson, 1226 Morland Dr., Statesville, NC. Food, beer, music, giveaways. www.tilleyhd.com, 704-872-3883. APR 4 GOLDEN HONEY’S MC ANNUAL PARTY Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee st. Durham, NC. 12PM until. Great Food, Vendors, Raffles, and Fun! www.ragingbullhd.com, RJ 919-596-9511 ext 5000
APR 4 SPRING FLING 2020 Union Diner, 1101 South Union Rd, Gastonia, NC. Reg 10:30am, $15/1 hand, $25/3 hands. Raffle prizes, 50/50. Benefits Gaston CBA. FMI, Donna Barnett email@example.com, 704-287-4309. Jill Stillwell jillstillwell@ bellsouth.net, 704-913-7284. APR 4 1ST ANNUAL RIDING STRONG FOR REMI DICE RUN Bethlehem Fire Department, 7373 NC Hwy 127, Taylorsville, NC. Reg 9:30am, $20/single, $25/ double. Door prizes, 50/50. FMI, Tammy Bowman 828-308-9922, Matt Bowman, firstname.lastname@example.org APR 4 10TH ANNUAL PONY EXPRESS CHARITY RIDE Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 9am, KSU 10am, $20/bike. Rain date, 4/25. Sheriff escorted ride. Raffles, cash prizes, giveaways, food. Hosted by NC Buffalo Soldiers. Benefits community charities. www.fortbraggharley.com FMI, 205-902-4642. APR 4 8TH ANNUAL NC SANDHILLS BIKE BLESSING Freedom Biker Church Fayetteville, 455 Rock Hill Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 11am-2pm Bike blessing, vendors, food, DJ, door prizes, grand prize. www.freedombikerchurchfayetteville.com 910-567-2221. APR 4 3RD ANNUAL RIDE AS ONE CHARITY EVENT RIDE & FAMILY DAY Shelton’s Harley-Davidson, 1043 Outlet Center Dr., Smithfield, NC. Reg 7am, KSU 11am, $20/bike. Food, vendors, live music, raffles, drawing @2pm, after ride @ Wayne Co Fairgrounds. Benefits the NC Troopers Assoc Caisson Unit. FMI, Bennie Grady, 919-921-1546, caisson@ nctroopers.org APR 4 HONORING AND REMEMBERING OF NC POW/MIA’S RIDE American Legion Riders Post 58 2731 N. Church St. Rocky Mount, NC. Reg & breakfast 8:30-9:15, KSU 9:30. $15/bike, $5/add rider inc lunch. Raffle, music. benefits Coleman-Pitt AL Post 58. Terry Johnson 252-567-8952.
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Cruisin’ Calendar APR 5 3RD ANNUAL KJ RIDE & CAR SHOW Smokin Harley-Davidson, 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. Ride reg 10:00am, KSU 11:00am, $30/ inc shirt s-xl & armband, $35/ shirt 2xl & armband. Bike & car show @12pm. Live music, cash prizes, raffles, event shirts, food trucks, corn hole tournament. Benefits American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. In remembrance of KJ Stimpson. www.smokinharley.com, FMI, email@example.com APR 5 JAMI’S WINGS ANNUAL RIDE TO MORROW MOUNTAIN Angier Town Clock, 55 N. Broad St., Angier, NC. Reg 8:30am, KSU 9:30am, $10/donation. Benefits Jami Borbas, who has terminal cancer. Money raised will go towards Jami’s bucket list wish & medical expenses. Hosted by Seven Sabres MRC FMI, Arlene Mabry, 919-422-7243, firstname.lastname@example.org. APR 5 ZUMA ROUND TOWN 2020 “BRING IT ON HOME” North View Lanes, 5307 Ramsey St., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 10am, KSU 11am, 50/50, food avail. Benefits Special Olympics Athletes. FMI, Tim Prescott, 910-578-5317, email@example.com APR 7 TACO TUESDAY RIDE Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St. Durham, NC. Ride to La Superior for tacos! KSU 7PM. www.ragingbullhd.com, RJ 919-596-9511 ext 5000 APR 10-12 CREEKSIDE MOTORCYCLE RALLY 390 Colt Thornburg Rd., Dallas, NC. Gates open @10am on Fri. $20/ all weekend. Rain or shine, live music, camping, food, vendors, swap meet, wet t-shirt contest, bike games on Sat @1pm. Spons by Bob Karney, Carolinas Biker Lawyer. FMI, Billy Atkins 980-284-1845, Chris Shope 704-691-5791. APR 11 HELP PUNISH CANCER Double D Burnout Saloon, 1408 E Mountain St., Kernersville, NC. KSU 12pm, live music, silent auction, raffles, food, donated goods for sale, donation bucket. Dee Brown was diagnosed with stage 3c inflammatory breast cancer. Benefits the Brown family. FMI, Brian Atkins, firstname.lastname@example.org, 336-345-3884. APR 11 ADULT EASTER EGG RIDE American Legion Post 55, 111 Miller St., Winston-Salem, NC. Rain or shine, Reg 9am, KSU 11am, $15/bike, $10/passenger. Benefits The American Legion
Legacy Scholarship. FMI, Meredy Swafford email@example.com, 336-2870108. APR 11 EASTER EGG HUNT Raging Bull Harley-Davidson, 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. 12-4pm, kids & adults egg hunt, tons of free prizes & hidden gems, family & pet friendly, free food & beverages. www.ragingbullhd.com, 919-596-9511. APR 11 RIDE FOR A LIFE UCP of South Carolina 1101 Harbor Dr. West Columbia, SC. Reg 9, KSU 11am. After party, live music, raffle, live auction, 50/50. Benefits United Cerebral Palsy of SC. Co-Hosted by Mad Hatters RC. Rain date 4/25/20. www.ucpsc.org/event/ride-for-a-life/ Alanna Boozer 803-926-8878. APR 17-18 3RD ANNUAL SPRING FLING 212 Independent Way, Mooresboro, NC. $15/night or $25/weekend pass. Live music both nights & poker run on Sat. KSU10am. Food truck, open to the public. Hosted by Cleveland County Independent bikers. FMI, Punch, 202-809-6781. APR 18 RIDE FOR RUBY Riding High Harley-Davidson, 3036 NC Hwy 68, High Point, NC. Reg 11am, KSU 12:15pm, $30/riders inc a Ruby Strong Bracelet, $5/ passengers. Reg at https://www.gofundme.com/f/ruby-june-cotter Ruby had a heart transplant in Dec. Food, music, drinks, raffle prizes. Proceeds to help w/ medical expenses. Hosted by Haw River Law Dogs LEMC. FMI, Sean.Patterson@ Greensboro-nc.gov APR 18 12TH ANNUAL MILES FOR MUTTS Lucky’s Saloon, 1453 Industry Dr., Burlington, NC. Reg 10am, KSU 12pm, $10/single, $15/double, dog tags for first 150. Live music, food, raffles, door prizes, 50/50, event shirts avail, kid friendly, pets must be leashed. Terri, 336380-6892, Kay 336-437-2099. APR 18 6TH ANNUAL BIKE, CAR & TRUCK SHOW Bethesda Baptist Church, 1914 S Miami Blvd., Durham, NC. 9am1pm, pre-reg $15, day of $20. Free to public. Door prizes, 50/50, food vendors, trophies. Benefits Bethesda Baptist mission efforts. FMI, www.bethesdacarshow. com , Tara, 919-723-0860 or John, 919624-1497 (after 5pm). APR 18 SPRING SEASON OPENER EVENT Cox’s Harley-Davidson 2795 NC Hwy 134. Asheboro, NC. www.CoxsHarley-Davidson.com, 336-629-2415
11 APR 18 JESSIE’S RIDE McKinney Salina Powersports 4804 Wilkinson Blvd. Gastonia, NC. $20/1hand, $25/3, $5 extra hands. First out 11am. Prizes, t-shirts. Benefits Gaston Co. Toy Run For Kids. In Memory of Jessica Marie Lunsford. Beef 980-522-6626 APR 18 20TH ANNUAL CLAREMONT RESCUE PIG PICKIN’ & POKER RUN Hooter’s, 1211 13th Ave Dr SE, Hickory, NC. Reg 11am, $20/rider, $25/double inc one event shirt per bike. Rain date 04/19. Silent auction, door prizes. In memory of Stacey Montelongo. Co-Spons by The Blue Knights NC XI M/C. FMI, Eric Jones 828-459-7968. APR 18 BULL CITY HOG CHAPTER ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF Raging Bull Harley-Davidson, 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. FMI, RJ 919-596-9511 ext 5000. www.ragingbullhd.com APR 18-26 OUTER BANKS HARLEYDAVIDSON BIKE WEEK Outer Banks Harley-Davidson 8739 Caratoke Hwy, Harbinger, NC. HD DEMO Truck, guided tours, live music, vendors. www.outerbankshd.com 252-338-8866. APR 19 GROUP RIDE 101 Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St. Durham, NC. Intro to safe riding practices, ride and free lunch. Reg 10am, KSU 11am. www. ragingbullhd.com, RJ 919-596-9511ext 5000 APR 23-25 5TH ANNUAL OUTER BANKS BIKE RALLY Vertigo Tattoo, 7594 Shipyard Rd., Mann’s Harbor, NC. Gates open @11am, $10/admission, free beverages. Wall of Death, 50/50, raffles, vendors, biker games, cash prizes, mini bike races, bike shows, sound offs. Thurs. poker run, Sat. Bikini Contest @5pm. Benefits Dare Co Motorsports Charity Group. FMI, 252475-3541. APR 24 15TH ANNUAL PRE-REGISTRATION HOGS & RAGS SPRING RALLY PARTY Charlie Mike’s Pub, 195 Starpoint Dr., Fayetteville, NC. 6-9pm FMI, Mary 910-988-3510. APR 25 HOGS & RAGS SPRING RALLY Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation, 100 Bragg Blvd Fayetteville NC, 7:30am. Escorted motorcycle and car rally to Myrtle Beach SC. Benefits American Cancer Society, Special Forces Charitable Trust, Kidsville News Literacy and Education Fund. Mary 910-988-3510 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www. hogsandrags.org
APR 25 RENAL WARRIORS THROTTLING OUT & SHOWING OFF MOTORCYCLE RIDE & CAR SHOW Riding High Harley-Davidson, 3036 NC 68, High Point, NC. Reg 10:45am, KSU 12pm. $15/bike, $5/passenger, $20/cars. Rain date, 5/2. Music, raffles, food, 50/50. Proceeds go to the National Kidney Foundation. Patrice, 336-588-8683. APR 25 KIA WALTERS BENEFIT RIDE Double D Burnout Saloon, 1408 E Mountain St., Kernersville, NC. KSU 12pm, $20/rider, $10/passenger inc meal ticket. Corn hole tourny, 50/50, door prizes, live music, auction, vendors. FMI, Eddie Bullins, email@example.com, 336-4236886. APR 25 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY STE Powersports 1426 Northside Dr Statesville NC. Free food, free beer, no fee bike show, live music, vendors STEpowersports.com 704-883-8385 APR 25 12th ANNUAL RIDIN’ HAWG WILD Tilley Harley-Davidson of Salisbury, 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. Reg 9am, KSU 11:15am, $25/rider, $30/passenger inc poker hand. $5/add hand. 50/50, breakfast served by donation. Sammy was diagnosed with Autism at age 4. Proceeds go towards Sammy’s therapy needs. FMI, Mandy Kiser 336-479-0987. APR 25 RIDE TO END CHILD ABUSE Tilley’s Harley-Davidson, 1226 Morland Dr., Statesville, NC. Reg 10am, KSU 11am, $15/rider, $5/passenger, police escorted. Live music, silver eagle xt3 410 raffle, free shirt to 1st 30 riders. Proceeds go to fight child abuse. Hosted by Guardians of the Children. www.gocmooresvillenc.com APR 25 7TH ANNUAL UWHARRIE MOUNTAIN RUMBLE 109 S School St., Mt Gilead, NC. Reg 11am, KSU 1:30pm $10/bike inc hat & koozie. Benefits NC Masonic charities. FMI, Alesia Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org
APR 25 22nd ANNUAL KERRI D. EFIRD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP RIDE W. Stanley HS, 306 E. Red Cross Rd, Oakboro, NC. Reg 9 KSU 10, Cost: donation, escorted ride, food, raffle. Benefits scholarship for West Stanly HS senior. Scott or Tracy Efird, email@example.com 704-888-4587 or www.KerriPooh.com. APR 25 3RD ANNUAL BACK THE K9 RIDE Raging Bull Harley-Davidson, 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. KSU 11:30am. Proceeds help purchase K9 trauma kits for Durham PD & SO. FMI, Chrysti Peek, 210-624-1717, Chrysti.firstname.lastname@example.org APR 25 3RD ANNUAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS POKER RUN The Lucky Turn Around 1560 Hwy. 29 S., China Grove NC. Reg 10:30, KSU 12:00 Pre Reg Mar 21st 1pm. RAC.LTA2018@ gmail.com , 704-855-5577 APR 25 HARLEY-DAVIDSON OF NEW BERN NEW RIDER EVENT & OPEN HOUSE 1613 Hwy 70E. New Bern, NC. Demo rides, bike show, vendors, food, games, entertainment. www.Harley-DavidsonNewBern.com 252-633-4060.
APR 26 14th ANNUAL RALEIGH PINK RIBBON RIDE Scooter’s Bar & Grill, 1911 Sego Ct., Raleigh, NC. 8am, Rain date, 5/10. Ride to benefit 1 of Us, which helps local women fighting cancer. Hosted by Pink Ribbon Ride. Scooter’s:(919) 9542171 MAY 1 NAZARETH CHILDREN’S HOME 2ND QUARTER BIRTHDAY PARTY RIDE Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd. Ext. Concord, NC. Reg 11:30am, ride 12:15pm. Lunch, birthday party. Bring an item from the wish list at www.bikerswithacause.com. Darby Dillard 704-995-4097 MAY 1 BIKE NIGHT Cox’s Harley-Davidson 2795 NC Hwy 134. Asheboro, NC. www.CoxsHarley-Davidson.com, 336629-2415 MAY 1 LADIES NIGHT Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St. Durham, NC. 6-9pm. free food & drinks, spirit and wine tastings, vendors, raffles and giveaways, & more. www.ragingbullhd.com, RJ 919-596-9511 ext 5000
APR 25 2020 OFFICER DOWN RIDE Carolina Coast Harley-Davidson, 6620 Market St., Wilmington, NC. 9am-2pm, lunch served at noon. Spons. Blue Knights NC17. www.CarolinaCoastHD. com 910-791-9997
MAY 1-3 THUNDER IN THE SMOKIES SPRING RALLY Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, 3374 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC. Music, vendors, bike games, free stuff, fire dancers, cash prizes, bike show. www.handlebarcorral.com email@example.com 828-246-2101.
APR 25 2ND ANNUAL ANNIVERSARY PARTY Joker Powersports,105 Stony Point Rd., Blacksburg, SC. 11am-3pm. 2003 HD Anniversary Road King giveaway, food, live music, vendors, door prizes, beer garden. www.jokerhd.com, 864-913-4335.
MAY 2 7TH ANNUAL ALLISON HUNT MEMORIAL RIDE Ledford Senior High School, 140 Jesse Green Rd., Thomasville, NC. Reg 9am, KSU 11am $20/bike. Police escorted ride. Proceeds provide scholarships to Ledford High School seniors. FMI, Larry Hunt 336-688-2453.
APR 25 SEASON OPENER OPEN HOUSE Cox’s Harley-Davidson of Rock Hill, 1178 Galleria Blvd, Rock Hill, SC. 124pm food, drinks, live music, motorcycle stunt show @11am,1 & 3pm, free test rides & demos, sales, blood drive 1-4pm. www.coxshdofrockhill.com, 803-327-1183.
MAY 2 BIKERS FOR BRENNER POKER RUN Smokin’ Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr. Winston-Salem, NC. Reg 11am, KSU 12pm. $20/single, $25/2up. 50/50, food. Benefits Brenner Children’s Hospital. Spons. Benevolent Brotherhood. 336-283-1112
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MAY 2 GREAT AMERICAN GET TOGETHER Signal Hill Mall 1685 E. Broad St. Statesville, NC. 10-4pm. Car & bike show, live music, vendors, military honors, food avail, 50/50, kids zone. Benefits Tribute to the Troops. Donny 704-902-1152 MAY 2 TEAM KENZEY FOUNDATION 2020 POKER RUN 48 Customs, Inc. 896 Pine Ridge Rd. Mocksville, NC. Reg 11am, KSU 12pm. $25. Cash prizes, BBQ dinner. Proceeds to local child battling cancer. 336-403-4681 MAY 2 UAW RIDE & BENEFIT Cox’s Harley-Davidson 2795 NC Hwy 134. Asheboro, NC. www.CoxsHarley-Davidson.com, 336-629-2415 MAY 2 15TH ANNUAL JERRALD WILLIAM MITCHELL SCHOLARSHIP FUN RUN Jones Intermediate School, 2170 Riverside Dr., Mount Airy, NC. Reg 10am, $15/individual, $25/couple inc meal. Joey Mitchell 276-251-5053. MAY 2 11TH ANNUAL BUDDY ROE MEMORIAL RIDE The Hide-A-Way Tavern, 188 Billy Covington Rd., Rockingham, NC. 910-719-4089. MAY 2 INTERNATIONAL FEMALE RIDE DAY Celebrate women motorcycle riders and is not country, group or organization specific. It is a globally synchronized “JUST RIDE!”© day, for women. Vicki Gray created IFRD in 2007 for all women individually, in groups and collectively everywhere. www.Motoress.com MAY 2 14TH INTERNATIONAL FEMALE RIDE DAY Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St. Raleigh, NC. Reg 9:30, KSU 10:30am, $20/rider, $15/ passenger. After party, fashion show, tattoo contest, vendors, raffles, live music. benefits Janie’s Fund. 919-832-2261 MAY 2, 1st ANNUAL HERD MOTORCYCLE CHARITY RIDE Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 10am, KSU 12pm. $25/rider $5/passenger. Escorted ride along Averasboro Battlefield Scenic Byway, ends at 173rd Airborne Brigade Association clubhouse. Vendors, food, raffle prizes, music, car show. Proceeds benefit 173rd Airborne Brigade Association Scholarship Fund. Mike, 757-535-3799 On2WheelsandFree@hotmail.com.
MAY 2 3RD ANNUAL ALL AMERICAN RIDE BENFITING VICTORY JUNCTION Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 9am, KSU 11am, escorted ride. $25/bike, $15/pass inc food & t-shirt. Benefits Victory Junction Camp, www.victoryjunction. org FMI, Vince Higgins, 910-273-2565.
MAY 9 6TH ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE AWARENESS DAY Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd. Fayetteville, NC. 10-5pm. Awareness Ride Reg 10-12pm, $15/rider $15/pass. Food, raffles, entertainment. Benefits Bikers and Needy Children Foundation. 910-583-3067
MAY 2 8TH ANNUAL NCFFF RED HELMET RIDE Holly Springs Fire Station 1, 700 Flint Point Ln., Holly Springs, NC. 8:30am, brief riders meeting. KSU 9am. www.ncfff.org, Mike Caron, 919-6180678.
MAY 13 CRUDES 10TH ANNUAL VETERAN RIDE 2020 Golden Egg Pancake House 415 Hwy 17 N. Surfside Beach, SC. Reg 9:30am, KSU 10am. Benefits Homes For Our Troops. 843-238-4923, www.hfotusa.org.
MAY 3 NC TRIANGLE RIDE FOR KIDS Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center, 1192 US-64 Bus., Pittsboro, NC. Reg 8-9:30am, KSU 10am rain or shine, police escorted. Online reg/$40, day-of reg/$45 inc shirt, pin & food. www. rideforkids.org Benefits The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. FMI, Neoma Disney, firstname.lastname@example.org, 919-2185505.
MAY 15-16 11TH ANNUAL AMCA SOUTHERN NATIONAL SWAP MEET Denton Farmpark, 1072 Cranford Rd., Denton, NC. Gates open @8am admission $12. Swap meet, vendors, narrated antique motorcycle parade, antique motorcycle bike games, meet the historic motor maids, camping available. www. amcasouthernnationalmeet.com, Bob Alton, 417-838-4777, Camping, 336-8592755.
MAY 5 PRE-LOBBY DAY MEET & GREET Holiday Inn, 320 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC. 7-8pm Meet in the restaurant for appetizers & social hour. Cohosted by McGrath Motorcycle Law Firm. www.cba-abatenc.org FMI, fbird54@ gmail.com MAY 6 CBA NC MOTORCYCLISTS LOBBY DAY Holiday Inn, 320 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC. 7:30-9am (Capital Room A) light refreshments & short info session. 9am-12pm NC Legislative Bldg., 16 W Jones St., Raleigh, NC. Enter at Jones St entrance. All NC Motorcyclists welcomed. Co-hosted by McGrath Motorcycle Law Firm. FMI, www.cba-abatenc. org or email@example.com MAY 8-10 3RD ANNUAL BACKYARD BBQ RUN Trent River Campground, 2186 NC-41 Maysville, NC. $20/entire weekend, BBQ, live music, beer, bike games, party. Benefits the Swansboro Detachment Marine Corp League #1407. www.backroadbbqrun.com MAY 9 MOTORCYCLE INTRO & SKILLS REFRESHER EVENT Impact Center Parking Lot, 820 Word Plaza, Rocky Mount, NC. 9am, free event. Food avail, donations will go for CMA’s Run for the Son. FMI, Cowboy/Kevin, 252-299-4067.
MAY 15-17 AHDRA NITRO SPRING NATIONALS Rockingham Dragway 2153 US Hwy 1 N. Rockingham, NC. $55/4 day pass, $45/3 day pass, $35/2 day pass, Sat or Sun $20. www.RockinghamDragway.com MAY 16 ARMED FORCES OF AMERICA MC POKER RUN Tobacco Road HarleyDavidson, 1126 S Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Rain or shine, Reg 10am, KSU 11am, $10/rider, $15/double inc meal, $5/extra hand, $1/extra card. 50/50, live music, door prizes, grill raffle. Benefits MMIA, www.militarymissionsinaction.org FMI, Joe 360-632-4786. MAY 16 B.A.C.A. 100 MILE RIDE Carolina Coast Harley-Davidson, 6620 Market St., Wilmington, NC. Reg 9:30am, KSU 10am, free to all riders. Donations accepted. Cape Fear Chptr. www.bacaworld.org, 866-712-2873. MAY 16 100 MILE CHILD ABUSE AWARENESS RIDE Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St. Raleigh, NC. Donations accepted, Reg 10:15am, KSU 11am. Spons by B.A.C.A. Bones@ca-nc.bacaworld.org 919-3244702.
14 MAY 16 HIT THE ROAD FOR DAWSON’S FIGHT POKER RUN Cox’s Double Eagle Harley-Davidson, 7540 NC Hwy 15 501 South, Pinehurst, NC. Reg 8am, KSU 10am, $20/bike. Best & worst hand trophies., raffles, giveaways, vendors. Proceeds for Dawson’s family for medical expenses. Hosted by Souls of Service LEMC/PSMC. FMI, Cindy Geffen 919-721-5599. MAY 16 10TH ANNUAL BENEFIT RIDE & 50/50 DRAWING FOR THE WOLTZ HOSPICE HOME Central Cafe, 304 N Main St., Dobson, NC. Reg 10am, KSU 11am, $15/single, $20/double. Rain date 05/30, all are welcome, food & drinks. Proceeds go to Waltz Hospice Home. Tommy Freeman, 336-320-8033, Steve Hawkins 336-964-9708. MAY 18-19 12TH ANNUAL BIKERS INSIDE THE BELTWAY National motorcycle lobby day in Washington DC. Prep mtg & briefing of issues & get handouts, schedule time with representatives & senators. Sponsored by Motorcycle Riders Foundation. Online registration: mrf.org/events, deadline Apr 27, FMI & hotels: 202-5460983, www.mrf.org. MAY 22-24 ROLLING TO REMEMBER DEMONSTRATION RUN 3 day rally in Washington DC to raise awareness of POW/MIA & veteran suicide issues. Blessing of the Bikes, motorcycle ride past White House, Capitol Bldg & National Mall, special speakers & programming, continuing the tradition of Memorial Day Rolling Thunder events of the past. Hosted by American Veterans, (AMVETS) MAY 23 COX’S OPEN HOUSE Cox’s Harley-Davidson 2795 NC Hwy 134. Asheboro, NC. www.CoxsHarley-Davidson.com, 336-629-2415 MAY 23 2ND ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY RIDE Red Anchor, 1382 Old Ninety Six Indian Trail, Monetta, SC. $10/bike, $5/ person for meal ticket, 50/50, Ride to remember Veterans, proceeds go to Bikes for Vets. FMI, Matt Conner 803-508-0182.
Cruisin’ Calendar MAY 24 SMOKY MOUNTAIN THUNDER MEMORIAL RIDE XX Sevier County Court House 125 Court Ave, Sevierville, TN. Tribute to the fallen military. Opening Ceremony 10am, Police escorted, no fee ride 11am. www.smokymountainthunder. net Ron 865-453-6532
MAY 30 RELAY FOR LIFE DICE RUN Timms Harley-Davidson 4110 Clemson Blvd. Anderson, SC. Reg 10am, last out 12pm. $20/single, $30/couple inc shirt. Chinese Auction, 50/50, music, food. Benefits Relay for Life. 864-224-1531, Terri Chastain, firstname.lastname@example.org
MAY 30 9TH ANNUAL IRON CHARIOT RIDE Riding High Harley-Davidson, 3036 Hwy 68, High Point, NC. Reg 9am, KSU 10am, police escorted ride. Benefits Greensboro Teen Challenge. FMI, Mike Williams 336-299-5185 ext 108.
JUN 5-6 19TH ANNUAL ANGIER BIKE FEST 19 W Depot St., Angier, NC. Fri, 7-10pm, live music, vendors, food trucks. Sat 10am-4pm, charity ride, reg 9:30am, KSU 10:30am, classic car/bike cruise in, swap meet, vendors, cornhole tourn, live music, butt pickin’ contest. Benefits Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. FMI, www. angierbikefest.com
MAY 30 2ND ANNUAL CRUISING FOR KIDS Breeden Insurance Amphitheater, 333 S Main St., Lexington, NC. Reg 8am, KSU 10am, $25/bike. 50/50, raffles, kid’s games, hotdog eating contest, food truck, pie eating contest, vendors, cruise in, live music. Benefits Camp Corral. www.campcorral.org FMI, William, 336-843-3832. MAY 30 KIRA’S RIDE Cox’s HarleyDavidson 2795 NC Hwy 134. Asheboro, NC. www.CoxsHarley-Davidson.com, 336-629-2415 MAY 30 ROLLING SAINTS RC 2ND ANNUAL POKER RUN Blue Ridge HarleyDavidson 2002 13th Ave. Dr. SE. Hickory, NC. Reg 9am, last out 11am. Live music, 50/50, door prizes. Benefits Hearts & Hope Foundation. In memory of Greyson Ray. email@example.com 828-3273030 MAY 30 63 TAPHOUSE BENEFIT & POKER RUN The 63 Taphouse, 2645 B New Leicester Hwy, Leicester, NC. Reg 10:30am, KSU 12pm, $15/single $20/couple, rain date 07/11. 50/50, food, raffles, chance to win 2001 HD 1200 Sportster, $20/ticket. Benefits Bikers Against Bullies, (BABUSA) FMI, 828-515-5212. MAY 30 CUMBERLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ASSOCIATION MOTORCYCLE RIDE 314 Jasper St., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 8am, KSU 9am, breakfast served, escorted ride to Battleship NC. Rain date 06/6, $20/ rider. FMI, SSGT J. Hash, 910-321-6630 or 910-8497362, firstname.lastname@example.org.
JUN 6 RIDE FOR ROY’S BOYS Walter’s Grove Baptist Church, 2610 Cid Rd., Lexington, NC. Reg 10am, KSU 11am, $20/ bike, $10/pass inc food. Live music, door prizes, 50/50, shotgun raffle. Benefits Shining Light School for Boys. FMI, www. ride4roysboys.com JUN 6 5TH ANNUAL RIDGE RUN Crossroads Harley-Davidson 1921 US-421 Wilkesboro, NC. Reg 10:15am, ride 11am. $20/Bike, $5/rider. Food, door prizes. Benefits Hunters Helping Kids Inc. Tim Parson 336-928-0429 JUN 6 4TH ANNUAL HYGIENE FOR THE HOMELESS BIKE SHOW Downtown Dallas, NC. Proceeds go to Off the Streets Program, Inc & Gaston County homeless programs. FMI, Shaaron 704214-3331, email@example.com or Vickie, firstname.lastname@example.org, 704-685-7681. JUN 6- 23 WOMEN’S FREEDOM RIDE 2020 Cross country women’s ride, raise funds for Veterans issues. 20 states in 16 days w/two day ride in Black Hills. Must pre-register. Start @ Low Country HD 4707 Dorchester Rd, North Charleston, SC. Riders & interested sponsors contact: Karen at 704-267-4450 or Email: email@example.com
Cruisin’ Calendar JUN 13 CHRISTIAN BIKERS UNITED Life Church, 1721 N. Charlotte Ave., Monroe, NC. 11am-2pm Free, guest speaker, music, fellowship, prizes, food. FMI, Dano, Heaven’s Saints Motorcycle Ministry 704-254-7355. JUN 13 3RD ANNUAL HELP THY NEIGHBOR POKER RUN Tart’s Grocery, 3400 Benson Rd, Garner, NC. Reg 9am, KSU 11am, $20/bike, $10pass. Vendors, raffles, 50/50, music, food. Proceeds to family in need for medical expenses. FMI, Betsy, 919-500-6475 or Scott, 919-4373698. JUN 13 SIX KEEPERS VMC INAUGURAL PTSD AWARENESS POKER RUN Six Keepers Clubhouse, 2014 1st Ave SW, Hickory, NC. Reg 10am, KSU11am, $22/ bike & first hand. $8add hand. Vendors, live music, 50/50, silent auction, rifle raffle. Benefits Service Dogs 4 Veterans. FMI, Jason Townsend, 443-604-1709. JUN 13-14 JUNE JAM BIKE RALLY Rowan Co. Fairgrounds 1560 Julian Rd. Salisbury, NC. Vendors, live music, camping, people games, ride in bike show, bikini & wet t-shirt contest, beer. 704-7916317 JUN 20 6TH ANNUAL BIG BIKES 4 PURPLE HEARTS American Legion Post 55, 111 Miller St., Winston-Salem, NC. 8:30am, police escort ride. Vendors, food, raffles, 50/50.336-724-0660 JUN 21 MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY MOTORCYCLE SHOW Gaston All American Fair, Eastridge Mall 246 N. New Hope Rd. Gastonia, NC. 3-5pm, Reg $5/ per class, 2-3pm. Awards 5pm. 50/50, giveaways, more. Benefits American Red Cross Veterans Assistance Program. Gloria GloriaKimbrell6686@gmail.com JUN 26-28 THUNDER IN THE SMOKIES SUMMER RALLY Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, 3374 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC. Music, vendors, bike games, free stuff, fire dancers, cash prizes, bike show. www.handlebarcorral.com firstname.lastname@example.org 828-246-2101. JUL 18 INAUGURAL DILLON’S RIDE Crossroads Harley-Davidson 1921 US 421, Wilkesboro, NC. Reg 9am, KSU 10:30am, donations accepted. Live music, silent auctions, door prizes, vendors, wreath laying ceremony, food. In honor of Sgt. Dillon Baldridge, K.I.A 06/10/17 in Afghanistan. Benefits T.A.P.S., a military tragedy assistance org. https://dillonsride. com, FMI, Benny@dillonsride.com
JUL 25 VETERAN’S BRIDGE HOME RIDE & BENEFIT Cox’s Harley-Davidson 2795 NC Hwy 134. Asheboro, NC. www. CoxsHarley-Davidson.com, 336-629-2415 JUL 25 PALMETTO DREAMRIDE VFW Post 3034 1925 Gion St. Sumter, SC. Reg 8-10am, $20/rider, $5/passenger. KSU 9:30am. Cash prize, live music, raffles, food, prizes, car and bike show. Presented by Iron Legacy Motorcycle Club. Benefits The Dream Ride Experience for Special Olympics. www.dreamride.org. JUL 27 ALAMANCE CBA/ABATE OF NC 5TH ANNUAL JULY FREEDOM RIDE Joyce’s Place, 6500 S NC Hwy 87, Graham, NC. Reg 10:30am, KSU 12pm, $10/ bike. Food, proceeds to CBA/ABATE of NC. Forey 336-693-1078, Brian 919-6195131
15 AUG 23 ASHEVILLE RIDE FOR KIDS Cane Creek Middle School, 570 Lower Brush Creek Rd., Fletcher, NC. Reg 9-10:30am, rain or shine, Online reg/$40, Day-of/$45 inc shirt, pin & food. Benefits The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. www.rideforkids.org FMI, Marty O’Dell, email@example.com, Donnie Grindstaff, firstname.lastname@example.org AUG 29 HOG HAPPENING OLD TIMERS’ SWAP MEET American Legion Post 380, 4235 W. Tyvola Rd., Charlotte, NC. $10/entry fee. BBQ contest, bike show, bike games, burnouts, stunts, music, food, vendors. Rowdy, rowdy@bacaworld. org 704-740-6659.
JUL 31 BIKE NIGHT Cox’s HarleyDavidson 2795 NC Hwy 134. Asheboro, NC. www.CoxsHarley-Davidson.com, 336-629-2415 AUG 1 NAZARETH CHILDREN’S HOME 3RD QUARTER BIRTHDAY PARTY RIDE Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd. Ext. Concord, NC. Reg 11:30am, ride 12:15pm. Lunch, birthday party. Bring an item from the wish list at www.bikerswithacause.com. Darby Dillard 704-995-4097 AUG 8 4TH ANNUAL CRUISE TO THE COAST Hair-Matthews Post 32, 3814 Legion Rd., Hope Mills, NC. KSU 9am. $5/donation, food & drinks inc. Ride to the North Carolina coast with the American Legion Riders Chapter 32. Anthony C. Prewitt, email@example.com, 910583-3557. AUG 8 CLEMMONS MOTORCYCLES OPEN HOUSE 1320 Old Salisbury Rd. Winston-Salem, NC. Vendors, stunt show, live music, vintage bike show and more. 336-766-4945 AUG 15 THE EAGLE RIDERS DEAN FERRIS MEMORIAL RIDE Thunder Road Harley-Davidson, 4870 Riverside Dr., Danville, VA. Reg 8am, KSU 10am, police escort. Shirts, 50/50 bike show, raffle, lunch after ride, silent & live auction, door prizes. Benefits Danville Pittsylvania Cancer Association. FMI, 434-251-0994.
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Burnouts 4 Cancer Story by Tammy Bowman Photos by Alan Dockery his all started when Mark Bowman saw a post on Facebook about a 4 year-old little boy, Wyatt Spann, from Alabama who had brain cancer. With that being said, anyone who knows Mark knows he has the BIGGEST heart and he wanted to do something to help this family. Wyatt liked burnouts and soon it became a worldwide effort to do burnouts for Wyatt. To help cheer up a young boy and raise awareness for childhood cancers. Sadly, Wyatt passed away soon after the movement grew. His family has changed the fund raisers to Burnouts 4 Cancer. Mark, who has a history of organizing charity fund raisers, was recognized in 2019
as one of the Bob Karney Carolinas’ Biker Lawyer’s Bulldog Heroes. He contacted Greg and Christy Spann, Wyatt’s parents for permission to do a ride. Quickly a charity ride was organized in two weeks for February 1, 2020. Wyatt passed away on January 16, but Mark said the ride was still on, instead of a charity ride it would be a memorial ride. Lazy Hogz in Hickory is where the ride started. There were 76 bikers that came out to show their support for this little boy. There was a banner there for all the registrants to sign in memory of Wyatt. From Lazy Hogz, the ride went to Zipper’s Restaurant in Lincolnton. We finished at The Wizard Saloon where wheelies and Burnouts For Wyatt were done by some of the bikers and some in cages. Kevin Smith was there and, as always, laid some rubber down. Wyatt loved burnouts!
Mark wants to give special thanks to his wife, Tammy Bowman and Patty Coffey for taking care of registration. Tim Austin and staff at LazyHogz and Stephanie at Zipper’s Restaurant. Thanks to Mike Dyson and staff at The Wizard Saloon for all their support and letting folks do burnouts. Mark thanks the biker community for always coming out to support him and the rides he has throughout the year. Without the bikers these rides would not be possible. Be safe and always enjoy tha’ ride. Come late Spring, Mark is planning a ride to Alabama to personally deliver the money raised at the ride to Wyatt’s parents.
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By: Len Montgomery kay, so North Carolina may not be the place you expect to hear discussions of a Polar Run on a motorcycle. Sure, they have “5k polar runs” on foot. And there are some out there crazier than bikers doing something called a “polar plunge.” I’m never trying that one. But on a motorcycle? I mean, we have all four seasons like the rest of the country. But all four seasons often occur in a single day. Nonetheless, 301 Brothers held their Fourth annual Polar Run, damn the weather. And it was AWESOME! Saturday, January 18th, 2020 started out quite chilly. As I was preparing to leave my home in Smithfield, NC at 9 a.m., it was a sunny 34 degrees. But a look at a motorcycle wind chill chart told me at 55 mph, that 34 degree temperature would feel like 18 degrees. And with no windshield or front fairing, I was sure it would actually feel more like -18 degrees. But determined to be there, I layered up, snapped those chaps on and down the road I went. BRRRR!! A short ride later I arrive in Four Oaks, NC at the 301 Brothers clubhouse. There were several bikes there already and there was a plethora of activities in preparation of the big day. I’m not sure all the hustle and bustle was in preparation though. In fact, I’m quite certain a good portion of the activity could be attributed to knocking the chill off. But I guarantee that no one was still asleep when they arrived. Outside the clubhouse, some were stacking wood for building a bonfire for later in the day. Tables were being set up alongside a smoker where BBQ chicken, green beans and potatoes would be served after the ride. Pop up canopies were going up. And inside, breakfast of deer sausage was being served to those huddled by the heat. By 11 a.m., the weather had warmed up a bit, to a balmy
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39 degrees. Referencing my trusty wind chill chart, I saw that the wind chill on the first leg of the ride to Southern Riders of Harnett County would increase to 25 degrees. Not quite enough to begin shedding layers, but we take what we can get. So, a modest size group of riders head out. Of course, Southern Riders had laid out the red carpet for us all. First of all, it was warm inside. I’m not sure if it felt so warm because it felt so cold outside, but this old boy was NOT complaining a bit. Hot coffee was ready for those who needed help with the thaw. Hot buttered popcorn, pretzels and other snacks were on every table. The hospitality was what I have come to expect when visiting with Southern Riders. They know how to make you feel at home! After everyone was refreshed, we headed out to the second stop, Fallen Brotherhood in Dunn, NC. This is one the nicest stops. Not just on this run, but on every run, I’ve ever been on. Fallen Brotherhood holds events at a public venue called Cypress House. Setting on Rhodes Pond. This place is very nice, the kind place where you can accommodate large groups for special events. And if you’re lucky, hear tales of the ghost that still inhabits the building. And you may even hear civil war cannons firing across the cypress tree filled pond. The third stop on the ride is Pitcher’s Bar in Benson. By now it is in the 40s and the ride is starting to take a larger form as a few more bikes have joined in along the way at each stop. Not only were they hosting our run, but they were preparing for Clayton Pitcher’s birthday party later that night with Hank Jr. tribute band “All My Rowdy Friends.” We’ll save the full band review for another time. But the short of it is, see this band if the opportunity presents itself. And of course, stop by to see Clayton, Billy Jo, Tammy and Amanda and the rest at Pitchers Bar when you’re out their way.
Last stop of the day was back to 301 Brothers clubhouse. There were several people there to greet the half frozen, half thawed group as we rumbled into the parking lot. The aroma of BBQ chicken and all the fixin’s was strong in the air. The bonfire was lit (as were we). Birdie’s Beads and Blades was set up outside with an assortment of wares. And Birdie was inside sewing patches as fast as she could. We love Birdie and appreciate all she does for our community! What else can I tell you? The chicken was excellent. We even had ladies from the local CBA bring us two pans of homemade banana pudding. One of them dipped a bowl especially for me and brought it out to me because the first pan was practically inhaled within moments of being uncovered. It was scrumptious!! All in all, it was a great day and a great ride. There is nothing better than riding and hanging with true brothers and sisters! And then, like true North Carolina weather, the rain began to threaten us all. So, we grabbed a quick group photo and scooted on down the road. Can’t wait until next year for the Fifth Annual 301 Brothers Polar Run.
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History Of CBA/ABATE Of NC Pt. 2 Continued from issue #259 - February 2020 Over the years, other members tried to contest the law. In March, 1976, Wild Man Lovelace tried a new approach. This time, Wild Man had his helmet strapped to his leg rather than on his head. When he went to court, the prosecutor voided the ticket. He said the Assistant District Attorneys were too busy to fool with helmet law tickets. This was the routine for some time in the 1970s, if you were willing to go to court, you could ride without a helmet. Later, the various District Attorneys informed CBA members that if they persisted in challenging the law, they would be prosecuted as habitual offenders. In October 1975, North Carolina’s Senator Jesse Helms introduced Senate Bill 2293 to amend section 402 of Title 23 of Federal Code of Regulations relating to highway safety. The bill, known as “the Helms’ Angels Act,” specifically opposed federal requirements for mandatory helmet laws and other anti-motorcycle legislation. House Bill 3869 was also introduced to prevent the Department of Transportation from blackmailing states into helmet laws by threating to withhold highway funds. In 1967, the Federal government passed legislation that required all states to enact specific laws in order to qualify for certain federal safety programs and highway construction funds. In part it required the mandatory wearing of approved
headgear for motorcyclists. Most of the 50 states were eager to comply in order to be eligible for the dole. Connecticut passed its helmet law in 1967. The federal blackmail worked, and by the 1975, almost all but three states had universal motorcycle helmet laws. California was the most notable exception. A state-wide coalition of bikers lead by Easyriders magazine and the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club withstood the pressure until January 1985. When they implemented their first helmet law, it only applied to persons under 16 years of age. In October 1975, North Carolina’s Senator Jesse Helms introduced Senate Bill 2293 to amend section 402 of Title 23 of Federal Code of Regulations relating to highway safety. The bill, known as the “Helms’ Angels Act,” specifically opposed federal requirements for mandatory helmet laws and other anti-motorcycle legislation. A similar House Bill 3869 was also introduced to prevent the Department of Transportation from blackmailing states into helmet laws by threating to withhold highway funds. Finally, in 1976, states successfully lobbied Congress to stop the Department of Transportation from assessing financial penalties on states without helmet laws. This did not require states to repeal their existing helmet laws. Having just passed helmet laws many legislatures were reluctant to revisit the issue despite public opinion. To generate support for repeal in North Carolina, the CBA kicked out with a flurry of legislative visits and helmet protest runs. The CBA also intensified its fund-raising activities to pay for legal fees and lobbyist expenses. One of the most effective fund-raisers was the Bike Shows. Starting in 1974, the CBA held a Spring Bike Show. The 1st protest run was announced at the CBA’s 3rd Annual Spring Bike Show. At that time the shows were held at the American Legion Post on Donald Ross Road in Charlotte. The protest was billed as the First Bicentennial Protest Run against mandatory helmet laws. Held on April 25, 1976, the run started on Golf Acres Drive in Charlotte and crossed Mecklenburg County under a heavy police escort. The decision to ride in protest was not an inconsequential decision. Bikers in the South were second-class citizens. Most Harley riders were viewed by the public, and more importantly, by the authorities as dangerous, dirty, drug-dealing hippies. It was not uncommon for bikers to be pulled over and grilled by the police at the drop of a hat. At the time, I was living off Nations Ford Road in Charlotte. One day after a long week working as a welder, I decided to ride to the mountains for the weekend. So early Saturday morning, I loaded up my motorcycle and got ready to head west. As was normal in those days, I was wearing a black t-shirt, blue jeans, boots, and a vest. I was also wearing a Ruger 22-caliber match pistol for target shooting and varmints. I made it less than a quarter of a mile before I was pulled
over by the police. Within a couple of minutes almost a dozen police cruisers were parked along the road. For the next hour, I and my bike were carefully checked for contraband and drugs. The pistol was taken from me and I was placed in handcuffs for “the protection of the officers.” The officers were trying to be intimidating, until they discovered my military ID and my military security clearance level. At that point, they became quite apologetic. In a refrain that I heard many times over the years, they told me I matched the description of a murderer they were looking for. That was a common pattern in the early days. For me it culminated one Tuesday afternoon when I came home from work. My landlord told me that some insurance salesmen had been by several time looking for me. I didn’t think anything about it at the time. The next day when I got home, the landlord told me that those salesmen had come back. Then a car pulled into the driveway and the landlord said “there they are now.” The salesmen turned out to be Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents. They asked to look at my motorcycle; they thought it might be stolen. I was a little upset and let them know it. They just ignored me and checked the serial numbers and tags on the motorcycle and then left. Over the next week, I saw them observing me several times. The kicker came when they went into my work and questioned my boss and the other employees. I had enough at that point and decided to bring things to a head. I rode downtown to the FBI office and asked to meet the agent in charge. When I identified myself, he opened a
drawer in his desk and pulled out a file about 1 ½ inches thick. It seems they were keeping tabs on people and had retrieved my records, including the background check for my security clearance. At the time, I was an Army officer and had just completed the Engineering Officers Basic Course and a Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Warfare school. The agent then told me that they had been checking me out and wanted to know if I would be interested in working as an undercover informant. I told him no thanks, that I didn’t know anybody that was doing anything he would be interested in. As we sometimes said then “I đi đi maued (got lost!)” The Annual Bike Shows and Swap Meets have been an important part of the Concerned Bikers Association life almost from the beginning. Each year the Charlotte chapter of the CBA held two 2-day bike shows & swap meets, one in the spring and one in the fall, at the Metrolina Fairgrounds in Charlotte. The events include Tattoo contest and Wet T-shirt contests. Other chapters and districts of the CBA also sponsor shows as a means of raising funds and promoting membership. All of the events serve as a sort of “family reunion” for the members and their friends. The events have changed greatly over the years. The first bike shows were very much local affairs during which used parts were sold or traded by local bikers. Held in small buildings, the shows were more about meeting other bikers and less about business. Hot dogs and soft drinks were the main stays at first. Continued On Page #22
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History of CBA/ABATE of North Carolina - Pt. 2 Continued From Page #21 In March of 1976, the CBA’s Annual Spring Bike Show was moved to the American Legion Post on Donald Ross Road in Charlotte. The tattoo and wet t-shirt contests featured local members and friends at first. Over the years, they became much more organized and attracted contestants from around the country. Currently, the Swap Meets are held at the Rowan County Fairgrounds in Salisbury. As mentioned earlier, the 1st Bicentennial Protest Run against mandatory helmet laws was staged on April 25, 1976. The riders started from Golf Acres drive and rode across the county under police escort. In May of 1976, the CBA held a well publicize statewide Helmet Protest and Blood Run in Raleigh. Several hundred people were in attendance. This was followed by a much larger protest in September of 1976 that went from the State Fairgrounds to the Capitol grounds. In this well publicized Protest, thousands of bikers flooded Raleigh. The protest runs had the benefit of making the CBA’s position and membership known to the public and the politicians. Political candidates such as Jim Rowe, Craig Lawing, and Alan Jaffre began speaking at CBA meetings, seeking support. CBA member Chuck Major met with Jesse Helms about the “Helms Angels” Bill to remove the Department of Transportation’s ability to blackmail states into passing mandatory helmet laws. During this same time, the CBA in Charlotte began lobbying for a Motorcycle Awareness Week. Following their success,
other chapters got proclamations from their cities. After a couple of years, the week as expanded to become Motorcycle Awareness Month and a proclamation made by the Governor of the state. Over the following decade, CBA chapters and districts began sponsoring their own Bike Shows and Protest Runs. The biker calendar became quite crowded in North Carolina. On January 29, 1978, the 1st Easyrider/CBA Swap Meet was held at the Metrolina Fairgrounds. In another milestone, a new motorcycle drivers’ license law became effective in January 1978. By this time, the CBA was active on the national front. Members were participating in meetings and protests across the nation. We started working with people like Wanda Hummel of ABATE of Indiana. In much the same way Rick Nail guided the CBA in its early days, Wanda Hummel- Schultz, almost single handedly pulled together bikers in Indiana. Working constantly, she was the catalyst which made possible the organization they have today. As a woman, she faced bikers who didn’t respect women, and who argued among themselves and settled things outside. She had death threats from the very people who she was trying to help. With a gift for gab, she faced ridicule and cynicism. Their membership didn’t grow because bikers refused to join an organization led by a woman. With just over 350 members in the entire state, she engineered the repeal of their mandatory helmet law in 1976.
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DOT Helmet Failure Rate Increases To 43 Percent By: Dustin Wheelen RideApart.com Motorcycle News You get an F in safety.
otorcycle helmet certifications can be mystifying for new
riders. From Europe’s ECE rating to Britain’s SHARP testing to independent Snell certifications, the standards and practices among the numerous designations lack consistency. On the other hand, one helmet certification consistently lacks the stringent performance testing found in other testing procedures—US DOT (FMVSS 218). In the past, independent tests have put on-shelf DOT helmet insufficiencies on full display. Now, data collected by the federal government reveals the unpredictable safety standards of DOT-stamped helmets. Under contract by the Nation Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), independent California- based Act Labs tested DOT helmets for labeling and performance. From 2014 to 2019, the firm tested 167 helmets with 105 (62.8 percent) failing the labeling portion and 72 (43.1 percent) helmets failing the performance trials. The study’s findings are particularly disconcerting given DOT certification enforcement and post-marketing inspection. For those that don’t know, DOT compliance is required for a helmet to be sold in the US and the label implies that the product meets the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 218 (DOT FMVSS 218). How-
ever, without a governing body to administer quality control before helmets hit retailers, meeting DOT standards is left up to the manufacturer. Helmets that fail DOT testing incur fines or could be forced to recall the product. While it’s encouraging to hear that manufacturers face penalties for not meeting safety regulations, it does little for consumers that already purchased the faulty equipment. In the end, compliance-enforced recalls are rare, with only 12 helmet recalls (16.6 percent) since 2014. Year-to-year comparisons also paint a bleak picture with 2014 and 2018 exceeding a 50-percent failure rate for performance at 52 percent and 60 percent, respectively. Looking at performance failures alone, the trend steadily declined over a four year period (2014-2017) with jumps in 2018 and 2019 returning the failure rate to previous norms. In 2019, Act Labs tested brands such as Bell, Scorpion, Shoei, and HJC and you can look up specific makes, models, and year of testing at the Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance website. While the manufacturers listed above are reputable companies, overall findings suggest that consumers may want to seek out helmets with additional safety certifications. If there’s one thing this data demystifies for consumers, it’s that manufacturers adhere to DOT standards on a consistently inconsistent basis. (Source: Office of vehicle Safety Compliance, Ultimate Motorcycling)
Summary of NHTSA Helmet Testing Data 2014 to 2018 (As of 1/28/2020)
Failed On Performance 9 (1 of those failed labeling also) 12 (12 of those failed labeling also) 10 (5 of those failed labeling also) 9 (5 of those failed labeling also) 16 (5 of those failed labeling also) 16 (9 of those failed labeling also) 72 (43.1% of those tested)
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Smokin’ Harley-Davidson Polar Bear Ride In Bike Show By: Lincoln Infield
he list of events quiets down a bit for the
cold weather months, but here in NC the weather rarely makes riding impossible. The fine folks at Smokin’ Harley-Davidson in Winston-Salem, NC know this and are always coming up with good times for motorcycle riders. On February 1st they hosted a Polar Bear Ride In Bike Show. It was actually a mild day, so I went out to make a few loops with the intention of making Smokin’ and the Bike Show my destination. Now, I love my motorcycle, it’s no show bike, but that doesn’t keep me from entering it in the bike shows! Bike show entry was free that day and bike show parking was right in front of the door! I got all entered in the show and walked around the dealership for a while. Smokin has a great selection of new and used bikes, parts and apparel and is just a good place to hang out for a bit. A couple really sweet bikes rolled in and took up spots in the bike show. I could tell right away my bike was eliminated from the running! No worries, I still had a great parking spot!
Bike Show judging was around 2pm and Smokin GM, Ray Perry, made short work of it. There were some real clear win-
ners on the lot! 1st place went to a super clean Black and Chrome 2014 Road King ridden in by Richard Watson. It was no surprise that this bike took home the honors. Custom wheels, apes, dripping with chrome and a mirror shine on the whole package. It was classy for sure. Richard took home a laser etched wood plaque and $100 Smokin’ H-D Gift Card. Second place went to Tim Schuman who rode in on a 2019 Tri-Glide. His red and grey Tri-Glide was super clean and stood out in the crowd! Great color combo and looked extremely well kept! Tim was also awarded a laser etched wood plaque. After a few photos of the winners I was on the road again. Big thanks to Smokin’ HarleyDavidson for throwin’ out cool stuff to occupy us during the cool season. Keep your eye on The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Cruisin’ Calendar and Smokin’ Harley-Davidson’s ad for upcoming events. They put on a something cool each month and it’s a great destination dealership even on days without events!
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Dice Run For BJ Truesdale By: Wally Wersching n November 2019, Jesse (BJ) Truesdale was diagnosed with stage IV stomach cancer and given from 6 months to one year to live. This was devastating news for him, his wife Angel, and their large family. #BJSTRONG was initiated on Facebook to help in their struggle - both financially and emotionally. Jennifer Prather, and David Basset have been there every step of the way helping BJ and his family any way they could. I heard about the latest effort for BJ’s support in the Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Cruisin’ Calendar events – a Dice Run on Saturday, January 18th, at Fat Daddy Baggers, 905 E Main St., Cherryville, NC. Fat Daddy’s Baggers is a relatively new shop – only about 6 months old - owned by Bobby and Dawn Horne, and Vernon and Julie Skidmore. The Horne’s are originally from Florida, and the Skidmore’s are from Crouse, NC. With the $20 registration fee, there would be three stops along the way: Johnny’s Mexican Bar & Grill in Lincolnton, NC: Mike D’s East End Sports Bar in Maiden, NC; and Quillies Bar in Lincolnton where there would be food provided. There would be door prizes, 50/50 drawing, and t-shirts available. It sounded like a great event to support BJ. I watched the weather reports all week, and it didn’t look good. There were showers predicted for Saturday afternoon. I awoke on Saturday to see a very dreary morning. The sky was overcast, and there was a slight mist in the air when I walked the dog. I left home about 11:00AM in order to be at Fat Daddy’s by registration time at noon –. It was chilly with temps in the mid 30’s, and it was still misting. I arrived at the event site at a little before noon and went inside to give a donation. I wasn’t going on the run because I had other things to do in the
afternoon. Everybody was very friendly when I went to place a stack of the Carolinas’ Full Throttle magazines on the counter. I was surprised to see that they already had three stacks of Full Throttle – current, and the two previous months. I learned that someone delivers the magazines to Fat Daddy’s regularly. While walking around outside, I met members of the Iron Horse Rebels from nearby Vale, NC. They were also very friendly. I talked with Scott, the president, for a while. They must be very dedicated to BJ’s cause to come out, and ride in such inclement weather. Between noon and 1:00PM, there was a constant influx of bikers arriving. Everyone was warmly greeted with handshakes or hugs. The weather wasn’t dampening their spirits. They all went inside to register for the run. As it got close to 1:00PM, the bikers started to put on their riding gear, and go to their bikes. Before they started their bikes, they were all called together in the parking lot for a pre-ride prayer. After the prayer, they started their bikes, and let them run for a while to get them warmed up for the ride. Some bikes were setting in the cold for a couple hours. After a few minutes of revving their bikes, they all took off heading to Johnny’s. Many of the bikers had their faces covered from the cold. The weather got worse during the afternoon. It started raining. After they left, I headed home. I hope that BJ can miraculously be cured. He’s way too young for all this to happen, but it is heartwarming to see all the bikers come together to help.
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PBM, Performance By Mark, Lumberton NC
By Mark, PBM, is located at 309 East 2nd Street, in Lumberton North Carolina. Owner/operator Mark Deal founded the business in 1997. His focus is to strive to please his customers and enjoy the scenery along the way. He is a motorcycle enthusiast and craftsman to say the least. If you ask him how many custom builds he has done over the years, he would very likely simply reply, “A Lot!” Mark has been working on motorcycles since he was around 11 years old. His passion for the sport and profession of motorcycles has remained to this day. He loves to ride, build and customize. He takes great pride in his work, Mark also served in the military with the 82nd Airborne before opening his business in Lumberton. Since that time, he has achieved many accolades. Performance By Mark has one of the largest inventories around for a brick and mortar store. If you need it, he will get it! The business offers parts, tires, chrome, lights, leather, tire service, full service custom builds and everything in between. They have more parts in stock than others in our area and most orders are filled in 24 hrs. Mark reports he’s been doing this a long time and his aspirations are to keep doing what he loves a lot longer! Mark has won a number of championships for custom builds and was voted “Best Bike Shop on the East Coast” in 2009. 7 It sure is a good Since 199 feeling to leave your bike in the care of someone If You Need It as knowledgeable We Will Get It! about motorcycles. 48 HR Delivery Mark says he and For Most! his wife are able to do this because they love the life and times that motorcycles have brought them. They are thankful for all the support of the community 309 East 2nd St. THE BEST and local bikers. On The Lumberton NC He invites you to AST 910-739-5211 EAST CO make Performance erformance
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Ballot Info 2020 By: Tyler Stiles, Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group question was raised at the recent CBA/ABATE of North Carolina state meeting concerning the upcoming elections. Who, I was asked, among the upcoming candidates is pro or anti-motorcycle? I spent some time thinking the question over, running through the various bills that we lobbied last session and recalling meetings that I had had with various representatives and senators. The conclusion that I came to was that out of all of the elected officials that I had met with, not one of them was strictly anti-motorcycle. That’s not to say that they are all 100% supportive of our aims and goals, in fact the same representative that carried our facemask bill in the house was one of the staunchest opponents of the hands-free bill. But I think that it is important to remember that we, as motorcyclists, are in a unique position to assert our rights to our elected representatives. In a day and age where seemingly every issue is an invitation to a knock-down, dragout, partisan mudslinging fight, motorcyclists’ rights can draw support from all across the political spectrum. After reviewing my notes from meetings and thinking back on our most recent long session, I don’t think I’d label any politician on the ballot as anti-motorcycle. I would, however, like to point out some representatives that were especially willing to lend an ear and support us, and who in turn I believe that we should put our support behind. These are presented in no particular order, and this is by no means an exhaustive list of elected officials that are willing to support our legislative efforts.
In the House: Rep. Dana Bumgardner – Representative Bumgardner was responsible for carrying HB 257, the facemask bill, through to completion in the house. This bill created an exemption for motorcyclists from the existing mask law which makes it illegal to be on a public street or highway with one’s face covered. Motorcyclists are now able to legally wear cold weather gear, bandanas, etc. in order to protect their face and maintain their comfort. Rep. John Torbett – Representative Torbett was responsible for introducing our grass clippings bill that would have made the blowing of grass clippings into a roadway an infrac-
tion punishable by fine. Grass clippings present a risk to motorcyclists, bicyclists, in some cases small cars, and cost urban districts a significant amount of money in cleaning drainage systems that become clogged by them. While this bill, unfortunately, did not advance last session, we thank him for his efforts and will continue to pursue this bill in the future. Rep. John Autry – Representative Autry and I were introduced somewhat by mistake, as he is a bicyclist rather than a motorcyclist. Nonetheless, he was immediately eager to support our efforts on both the grass and mask bills. He has been an excellent resource in our continuing efforts in the general assembly. Rep. Kyle Hall – Representative Hall has also been very receptive to our efforts and easily accessible to both our organization and his constituents. He has expressed a great deal of interest in the bills we’ve pushed for and has offered his support whenever possible. I look forward to working with him more in the future. In the Senate: Sen. Ted Alexander – Senator Alexander bears special mention. As a freshman Senator, he was willing to carry multiple companion bills for us through the senate. He introduced a companion facemask and grass clippings bill. He has been an ally of CBA/ABATE and we look forward to his continued support in the Senate. Sen. Terry Van Duyn – Senator Van Duyn has been a supporter of CBA/ABATE’s efforts in the senate for several years. She was a co-sponsor of the grass clippings bill along with Senator Alexander, lending it bi-partisan support (a huge benefit for a bill). She is always willing to meet and hear the concerns of her constituents, and I believe that she will continue to be an asset to CBA/ABATE in the future. Sen. Natasha Marcus – Another freshman, Senator Marcus was very quick to offer her assistance with our efforts, going so far as to co-sponsor our mask bill in the Senate. Her support made the facemask bill another bi-partisan bill, which allowed for smooth travels through the senate and eventually to the Governor’s desk for signature. She has been willing to meet and listen with an objective ear to the concerns of CBA/ ABATE, and I believe that we will be able to count on her for continued support in the future. Sen. Kevin Corbin – Senator Corbin has introduced the Hands-Free NC bill, which would be a tremendous step forward in improving the safety of our roads for all drivers, not just motorcyclists. He has also been receptive and appreciative of the support that he has received from CBA/ABATE of NC as a result of this bill. If you have any questions about the upcoming session, have questions or comments about a bill, or would like to know how to contact your representative, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me (Tyler Stiles at: tyler@motorcyclelawgroup. com) or our state CBA legislative director, Charlie Boone at: FBird54@bellsouth.net.
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Ton Up! A Century Of Cafe Racer Speed And Style The Story Of The Evolution Of Motorcycle Speed And Style
Paul d’Orleans on Up! A Century of Café Racer Speed and Style (Motorbooks, December 31, 2019) focuses on the story of the ton-up boys and their café racers. But it’s much more than just that. Illustrated with historic and modern photos and featuring a text by one of the world’s motorcycle historians, it’s really the story of motorcycle speed and style evolved from the early 1900s right through today. Motorcyclists’ quest for speed began shortly after the first motorcycles were built. From cut downs to bob jobs to race replicas, fast motorcycles and the associated gear evolved over the decades, culminating in the iconic café racer style of the 1960s. In Ton Up! author and expert Paul d’Orleans traces this history from the late nineteenth century to today, telling the story of the machines, the riders, the builders, the style, and the culture of the café racer world. Café racers are most associated with the young, rebellious rock-and-rollers of 1960s Britain. These riders created the quintessential café racers—fast motorcycles customized to resemble the racing bikes of the period. They were called “café racers” because their riders raced on public roads, from one café to the next. The goal was to do “the ton” (exceed 100 miles per hour) on these runs, which led to their designation as “ton-up boys.” Today, ton-up culture is more popular than ever and recognized worldwide with a following of young and long-time riders alike. With Ton Up!, enjoy a scenic ride through the history of this vibrant scene. by
The Author Paul d’Orleans, better known as the publisher of the website The Vintagent, travels the world following the vintage, custom, and electric motorcycle scenes. As a rider, collector, and recognized expert on moto-history, he is a passionate advocate for motorcycles and writes for numerous magazines (including Cycle World, Classic Bike Guide, Kraftrad, etc.), and websites worldwide. He also is co-founder of the Motorcycle Arts Foundation and guest curator at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles (Custom Revolution, Electric Revolution), He can be seen commenting on the Las Vegas motorcycle auctions for NBCSN, and he resides in San Francisco, California. TON UP! A Century of Café Racer Speed and Style By Paul D’ Orleans Published by Motorbooks | Available December 31, 2019 Also available on Amazon for $22.19 + $3.99 shipping
TON UP-NC Ton Up-NC is a local tie into the Ton Up motorcycle culture. The Bull City Rumble is a world-renowned vintage motorcycle and scooter rally hosted by Ton Up NC annually on Labor Day in Durham, NC. Thematically, the event has its roots in the traditional rivalry of Mods vs. Rockers, the sensationalized clash of two youth cultures- scooter riding mods and motorcycle riding rockers, in 1960’s England. The event has evolved from its humble beginnings in a parking lot in 2005 to a multi-venue, multi-day rally drawing thousands of enthusiasts from all over the world. The hosts, Ton Up NC, are a small not for profit group of enthusiasts with a singular goal: to promote the riding, restoration and racing of vintage motorcycles. 2020 marks Ton Up NC’s 18th anniversary as an organization and marks the 16th edition of the Bull City Rumble. When not organizing events, the members of Ton Up NC compete nationally in vintage dirt and road motorcycle racing. On Labor Day weekend, 2020 (Sept. 5th), downtown Durham will again be filled with the sights and sounds of vintage scooters, motorcycles and enthusiasts from all four corners of the globe. The historic Lucky Strike Tobacco Warehouses in Durham’s Bright leaf District serves as the backdrop for the annual bike show on Saturday, September 5th where judges are not necessarily looking for the prettiest and cleanest machines but who are looking for well ridden bikes with personality and craftsmanship. Make plans to come join us for one of the best two-wheeled events in the South: The Bull City Rumble September 5th, 2020. BIKE SHOW CATEGORIES INCLUDE: Vintage British (up to 1979) Vintage European (BMW, Guzzi, Ducati etc. up to 1979) Vintage Japanese (up to 1979) Vintage American (up to 1979) Post Vintage (Older sport bikes) Retro Modern i.e. Modern Bonnie, Guzzi V7 Classic, Kaw w650 etc. Competition (vintage dirt/road race bikes) Vintage Scooter/Moped Vintage Choppers (all makes) New-Vintage Bobber (all makes) New-Vintage Brat (all makes) New - Best Cafe Racer (all makes) All entries must run. https://www.facebook.com/tonupnc/
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AHDRA Back On Track In 2020 By Alan Dockery
or all of you who have told me for years you wished there
were more professional sanctioned Harley-Davidson and American motorcycle drag races around here … Well 2020 is looking good for you. Your wish has been granted. To answer the wishes of Harley Drags Fans and racers of American-made V-Twin motorcycles, the All Harley Drag Racing Association has been purchased by Pulse Marketing The Pennsylvania-based motorsports promotion company, run by veteran drag racer Bill Rowe Jr. and family starts their new season at Rockingham Dragway May 15-17. Yes, your wish for a strong dose of nitromethane to clean winter out of your head will begin at ‘The Rock’ in May. Personally, I love the smell of race gas in the Extreme Classes. Ten to twenty years ago, many of y’all attended AHDRA races all across the country. They held several close to the Carolinas. Lots of top level nitro-fueled race teams are based around here. Craig Tharpe ran the association from North Carolina. AHDRA will run 14 classes from Trophy and ET up to roaring, flame throwing, Top Fuel machines. At their first race in Rockingham, they will raffle a 2020 Harley-Davidson Street Glide from Cox’s Double Eagle Harley-Davidson, Pinehurst, NC. “We want to thank Craig for trusting us to take the AHDRA over,” said Rowe Jr. “We want people to know we’re here and we’re looking forward to a May 2020 start to our season.” The Rowe family has a lifetime of motorsports promotion. “My dad, Bill Sr., was a promoter when I was a kid,” said Rowe, who’s been racing for over 40 years. Y’all have seen Bill ripping down The Rock and may have been there when he took the AMRA Eliminator championship from Donnie Huffman in 2017.
2020 AHDRA Schedule May 15-17 Rockingham Dragway Rockingham, North Carolina.
Presented by Cox Double Eagle Harley-Davidson.
May 30-31 Numidia Dragway, Numidia, Pennsylvania.
Presented by Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson
July 3-5 Cordova International Raceway, Cordova, Illinois. August 10-11 Sturgis Dragway, Sturgis, South Dakota. August 29-30 Napierville Dragway, Napierville, Quebec, Canada
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October 2-4 Atlanta Dragway, Commerce, Georgia. October 15-17 Orlando Speed World, Bithlo, Florida November 6-8 World Finals Gainesville Raceway, Gainesville, Florida
“At 14 years old I was racing, doing the rider payouts and handling the points system, so I’ve been doing this a while. But it’s not just me and my family. We have a good team of advisers on board to help us with this,” Rowe said. “We’re looking to bring back that AHDRA style of racing,” “We’re also working with the Top Fuel Harley racers to make sure our schedule plays nice with the NHRA schedule so that we get the pros at our events and develop the next generation of Top Fuel Harley stars right here at AHDRA. We’ve got many classes covered with sponsorships already, but there’s room for more to jump on board.” Visit the AHDRA website at raceAHDRA.com. You can contact Bill Rowe, Jr. at bill@raceAHDRA.com.
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Big City Thunder Monster Baffle Install By: Lincoln Infield With Installation Notes From Rob Celendano The hunt for improvements in the sound and performance of your bike is a never ending journey. The fine folks at Big City Thunder Exhaust have made this journey a little bit easier. If you want to make your bike’s exhaust sound a deeper, throatier sound while adding some pep to your bike, than this Concord, NC based company has your ticket. They have a line of baffles that will improve your bikes sound and horsepower. Big City Thunder baffles can make your stock mufflers sound better, take that tin sound out of your aftermarket pipes and give you back the performance you lost when you switched to those wide diameter pipes! Even better is when you can achieve these goals for as little as $89.95! The baffles are available on their website bigcitythunder.com I have ridden my 2000 FXDS-C for the last 15 years as my exclusive bike. I have done some minor upgrades here and there but have never messed with the stock exhaust. I was curious to see what the Big City Thunder Monster Baffles could do for my bike. I met up with my buddy Rob Celendano from Big City Thunder at a top secret BCT testing site and he
installed the Thunder Monster Baffles in my bike. The installation process is as pain free as possible, once the 20 year old mufflers were removed, we were on our way. Check out the step by step instructions. I noticed immediately that my exhaust sound was deeper, which is awesome, everyone wants immediate returns! The ride was NOT disappointing either! It was a beautiful day to ride, and my bike had some extra pep in the throttle! My bike was no dog, but after the Big City Thunder Monster Baffle was installed it just wanted to get up and go! I was amazed at how such a simple looking, easy to install product had such an effect on the way my bike responded. This baffle is an easy install that you can handle on your own with a few tools, or you can have your mechanic take care of it for you, but I can tell you now, you won’t be disappointed. Huge thanks to Big City Thunder and Rob for making such stellar products and for installing them on my bike! Big City Thunder currently carries four different baffles that you can purchase from their website BigCityThunder.com. The Original Thunder Monster Baffle (featured in this article), The Quiet Monster Baffles, The Screamin’ Eagle Thunder Monster Baffles And even a 3000 Series Milwaukee 8 Touring Baffle. Find the one that works for your bike and order it today!
Step By Step Installation
1.With the mufflers off, we held the Monster Baffle up to get an approximate location for the for the baffle.
2. Then we marked the head pipe for bolt ¼” hole, just in front witness marks from edge of the slip-on muffler.
3. After marking the pipe with a marker, use a punch to create an easy point of reference to drill from.
4. Drill 1/8” pilot hole before stepping up to a ¼” size bit.
5. After drilling smaller hole(s), I like to use a small “UNIBIT” drill bit to drill to the final ¼” size.
6. After drilling the final size (1/4”) thru hole, deburr the inside of the pipe, preferably with a round edge file.
7. After deburring the exhaust pipe, check that the baffle pushes into the pipe without resistance of any type.
8. Place a generous amount of High Heat thread lock compound on the bolt threads for the baffle.
9. After aligning the baffle threads with the thru-hole, thread ¼” bolt into baffle.
10. Using a 5/32” Allen socket, Tighten ¼” bolt to 75 in. lbs. with high heat thread lock compound
(Note bolt placement at lower part of pipe where bolt head is hidden, yet no shields had to be removed).
11. Use high heat Copper Anti-Seize Lubricant on inside of muffler pipe where it slides on to head pipe and then replace your muffler / pipes.
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2 Wheel Society Billy Coyne Run
By Lincoln Infield anuary 18th was not the most beautiful day. Overcast skies and temps in the 30’s can sometimes take the spirit right out of a ride. That was not the case with the 2 Wheel Society Billy Coyne Run. When I rode on to the lot at The Harvest Church in Greensboro, there weren’t a lot of bikes there, yet. There was a lot of heart there, there was a lot of love there and it was evident in the way these guys and gals treated everyone there, me included. I was quickly greeted by Alex Huckabee and some of the other guys that make up 2 wheel Society. You see, 2 Wheel Society is not a club, it is a non-profit organization that was started by a group of friends that wanted to bring the biker community together and make a positive change in our community. Alex says, “We wanted to be able to make our own riding gear, clothes, and merchandise to sell to raise money to be able to host rides and events to help support families in need, raise awareness, and support charities”. This maiden ride for the Society was centered around Billy Coyne, Alex’s Uncle. “The Billy Coyne Run was something special, We met for lunch one day and Alex said, “Hey guys, I want to put together a ride. I don’t care how big it is, but I want to do it in 3 weeks” Alex’s uncle Billy had Down Syndrome and was fighting a battle with Alzheimer’s. Everyone was immediately “all in” and from that meeting at lunch, we made flyers, began posting on social media, had a meeting with a local company to have shirts and hoodies made for the ride. Alex went on to explain, “Billy was a Son, Brother, Uncle and gift from above… our Angel”. He has fought the good fight and is now in heaven with his Father. Billy had his priorities exactly right. He had a deep rooted love for the
Lord, his Family, Friends, Country and a strong admiration for Captain America and all things Marvel! He was a Special Olympian, Archer, Body Builder, Bowling Champ, Puzzle Master, Word Search Wonder and Coloring Book aficionado but enjoyed serving as a Greeter and Usher at Harvest Church most of all. A graduate of the Charles D. Mciver School, Billy later worked at the ARC LifeSpan Workshop and volunteered at Harvest Church. Billy was an instant friend to everyone he met and had many ‘favorites’. His reach spans the globe and has touched many beyond our understanding. He was pure at heart with unspeakable joy. Unconditional love poured out of him and he judged no one. Billy was a man of few words but remained a faithful” Alex Explained. Billy’s impact on those around him was evident. One of the suggestions to participants was to wear superhero themed clothes since Marvel and Captain America in particular was such a big thing for Billy. Folks were there with their superhero gear on, the event shirt was emblazoned with Captain America’s shield and there was even a captain America figure strapped to the back of one the bikes. The ride was set to take off at noon. Two weeks prior, the 2 Wheel Society crew scouted out what they thought would be a good ride for this event. “Being that we had so much of the Coyne family, and others coming to be there with us, we didn’t want the ride to be too long, so we kept the route to a 40 minute ride, basically making a big loop through the countryside, and ending back at Harvest.” Alex said. After the event, I asked Alex how the event made him feel.
more was mind blowing. We were super proud of what we had done, there were laughs, tears, hugs, it was all around a great turnout.” Unfortunately, Billy passed away shortly after this ride. Our most sincere condolences to the family and the whole 2 Wheel Society. There was memorial ride on a sunny day to celebrate his life. As for future plans for the 2 Wheel Society, Alex says, “We have big plans, we are currently working on officially becoming a non-profit organization, becoming vendors at rides and events all over. We plan to continue hosting rides and doing bigger and better things as time goes on.” Make sure you keep an eye on the Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine’s Cruisin’ Calendar for the next 2 Wheel Society function. You’re gonna want to go to it. This is a great group and I’d be proud to ride with them any time. L-R: Mike Pettus, Daniel Yarborough, Jon Higdon, Alex Huckabee, Brandon Blum and Phill Calhoun of 2 Wheel Society Alex replied, “The day of the ride, emotions were through the roof. This was the first thing that we had ever done since we decided to move forward with 2 Wheel Society. We didn’t know what to expect honestly. To think that in just 3 weeks we pulled together having breakfast catered, an insurance company come out to support and give riders swags bags, a magazine come out to cover the ride, 35+ bikes come out, merchandise for the ride, a raffle, hotdogs provided for lunch, and so much
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A Month Of Love At Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson
Bragg Harley-Davidson keeps the party going all month long. There was definitely a lot of love for riding in the air, whether your valentine is a Harley or rides a Harley, your gift could be found at Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson. The beginning of the month was meant for the love of football. There was a tailgate party free food and beer, the menu is always timely! There were lots of give-a-ways and prizes. All you had to do to enter was rock your favorite team jersey or sports team gear. The next week’s party featured more love for the community with a free pancake breakfast. There was also lots of Girl Scouts and Cookies. Local motorcycle clubs are always ready to man the grill for the lunch crowd. The festivities are ongoing, the fun never ends and there are sales to boot! The leather apparel was discounted 25%. They told everyone, “She wants Leather… you’ll thank us later!” The end of the month was about the merriment and love for Mardi Gras. Purple, green, and gold decked the halls for the jamboree. Everyone was in sync and ready to take part in food and beverages provided while wearing beads for the occasion. Others were more into getting their demo rides going. Sunny days were made for riding! ort
And what to do when you have an extra day in February? Have a party of course, and support your local bikers, and clubs. Their efforts to support the community and get all the fun in, never ends. There’s always a party at Fort Bragg Harley!
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Would You? Bro’s and Bro-ettes, There are so many lies being told and going around lately and Satan wants you to believe every one of them. Some are being that they’re not good enough, and some have been told that they can’t live down some of the things they have done. A few are even being told that you can’t live or do without drugs and drinking. Even more are being told and convinced that they’re not worth anything so why do you want to live. They’re all lies from the pit of Hell and are bent on destroying you. But believe me, you’re so much more in God’s eyes, you’re His Child. John 1:12. But as many as received Him to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name. John15:15 No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing, but I have called you friend, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. Romans 8: 35-39. (35): Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation or distress, or persecution or famine or nakedness or peril or sword? (36): As it is written: For your sake we are killed all day long. We are accepted as sheep for the slaughter.(37):Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loves us.(38): For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor power nor things present nor things to come.
(39): Nor height nor depth nor any other thing created, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Colossians 1: 14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. 1John 5:18 We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him. We need to listen to the one that loves us so much, no matter what we have done. He gave His Son just for us. Think about it. Do you love someone enough to give your son for them? In His Wind, Ms. Pat
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Valentine’s Day At Baxter’s Tavern By: Rose and Lloyd riday Feb.14th, as always, was Valentine’s Day. The sign on the door at Baxter’s. Tavern at.536 Farragut St in Greensboro said it all. Bring your Honey or meet a Honey. The house was packed , with lots of drink specials and sweetheart specials. The biggest special was the music of Soul Central and Jay Bird. these guys rocked the house. The music was fascinating, especially since I had never seen a Blues or Soul band live. When Jay Bird Sang “When a man’s loves a woman” the crowd went wild. Everyone enjoyed the night and Belinda and Denis really appreciated the support, and the kindness shown to the staff. I found out that since Baxter, the mascot
for the Tavern, was in The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine last month, he has become quite a celebrity, getting a love letter. Watch The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Cruisin’ Calendar and the marquee for the other great events coming soon.
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The 22nd Attempt, Almost A Tradition, Pre-Daytona, Valentine’s Day Party & Oyster Roast By: Lincoln Infield Photos By: Maggie, Rose, Doc, Lucas & Lincoln e call it the Fear of February party, cause the party is in February and the weather is also always on the edge of sucky. Don’t get me wrong, it’s generally rideable weather, but not desirable riding weather! This year was no different, I watched multiple weather apps for weeks on end while rubbing a lucky rabbit’s foot, with my fingers crossed and other good luck rituals. With less than a week to go, the rain forecast cleared for the weekend and left us with the coldest day of the week, topping out at 50˚. No worries; eating oysters in 80˚ weather is kinda sketchy anyway. We move the party around each year to reach those who read Full Throttle across the Carolinas. This year’s party landed at the now world famous Hide-A-Way Tavern in Rockingham, NC. Owners Chris and Felicia Sachs have a helluva nice set up with a nice long bar, multiple pool tables, and a screened in porch. The jewel is the huge back yard that is fenced in and private; just right for a biker party. It was a great place to hold the 22nd Attempt Fear of February Party. The party started at noon and folks were finding their way to the back yard. This year’s major sponsors: Bob Karney, Carolinas’ Biker Lawyers and Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson were both set up and hanging out. Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson brought in two beautiful bikes and some other great FT. Bragg H-D gear for us to check out. Sean Clayton was representing The Carolinas’ Biker Lawyers and brought with him the lovely Stephany to help hand out Karney Law Firm bags with their 2020 calendar and other goodies. Maggie, Lydia and Dawn were manning the Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine
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booth and had their hands full selling event shirts and raffle tickets. The main feature of the Fear Of February party is the One Thousand pounds of FREE Oysters. This year’s cooking staff was made up of Wade, Doc and Lucas. They were pulling steamed oysters out of the cooker every 20 minutes or so for 5 hours! I heard Doc say, it takes 20 minutes to cook ‘em and about 5 minutes for them to get gone! In the end, guests consumed 12 boxes of delicious Texas oysters. Fair Warning was the band for the day. This is the 3rd time that Fair Warning has played the FOF party and there is no secret to why they are a favorite all over the state. These guys killed it all day long. They had the crowd’s attention from the moment the first note hit the air. Not only were they on point as musicians, but they entertained the crowd in between songs and sets as well. If you ever see their name pop up near you,
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make sure you get out to see them. Doc brought out his minibike this year to play the “Hitter in the Shitter”, the official bike game of the Fear Of February Party. This is part of the “what happens at FOF stays at FOF” deal, but I know some videos have already leaked out. The easy way to explain it is as a minibike jousting competition with pool noodles. It’s always a big hit and folks have a good time participating and laughing at those who do. My boy Angelo from the once world famous Tank Town Tavern got the day started with a few ringers and then Veronica, Scott and a dozen others tested their skills. When we started the games, Fair Warning was jamming out “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” by AC/D. It’s a fitting song for this game! Fair Warning took a break at 3pm and it was time for the annual Fear of February “Chuggin’ Challenge”. My good buddy and Fear of February veteran, Hailey worked her buns off running around getting folks to sign up for the challenge. Sometimes that can be a real job, but she kicks ass and got us several heats of men and women lined up. Five at a time, men and women stood in to test their swilling skills, with only the top 3 advancing to the next round. When the suds subsided, Jeremy “Dry As Hell” Lomogda of Deathwish Motor Culture took home the 2020 men’s title. It was no easy task as he had to out swill the likes of Big Block from Bull City Clothing, Justin “Bieber”, my man “Vansock”, and an entire heat consisting of all Deathwish Motor Culture crew members. CJ, who is a returning champion, took home her 3rd title in the women’s division. Although she got a bye to the second round
for being last year’s champion, it was no easy task to get past Laurie Elks who was putting ‘em back faster than some of the dudes! Jeremy and CJ were awarded a sweet skull mug and $40 Lowbrow Customs gift card each for coming out on top! As mentioned, The Hide-A-Way Tavern has an awesome backyard built for killer parties. Right dab in the middle of the yard is a slab of concrete for a burnout pit. Now, I’m sure there has been some burnouts done there in the past, but it looked far too clean for a Full Throttle Magazine party. Again, they guys from Deathwish Motor Culture were down to help us out. Jeremy “Dry As Hell” Lomogda and Cornnut were first in the pit, each grabbed 4 gears and roasted some rubber leaving a smoke cloud that would have even impressed Greta Thunberg. Not to be out done, Diddy and West followed up with an
2020 Chugging Champs CJ & Jeremy “Dry As Hell” Lomogda With Their Mugs
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equally impressive Hevea brasiliensis fog. Roger Messer added some style and extra points by walking his back tire back and forth during his burnout that ended the exhibition. Fair Warning took the stage back and rocked the crowd for 2 more hours. The oysters kept coming and everyone was having a helluva time. This year the fire pit and oyster tables were the most popular areas. We had the table full of oyster fixin’s and Doc even had his camp grill out with a spicy butter sauce going. As batch after batch of these perfectly steamed oysters came out, the resounding comment was on how tasty those little suckers were. If you weren’t in the mood for oysters, The Hide-A-Way Tavern had a grill set up and were serving hot dogs, hamburgers and fries for the land lubbers. As the sun started to go down, it was time to pull some raffle
tickets. This year we had such awesome raffle prizes we decided to conduct a “Chinese raffle”. Ticket buyers could pick the raffle prize to which they wanted to devote their tickets. Among the raffle prizes were a 55” smart TV, a (Valentine’s Day) Diamond Heart Pendant from Hayes Jewelers of Lexington, 12” custom mini ape handlebars from The Rebel Spirit, A Heavy Hitter canvas button down shirt from Deathwish Motor Culture, a leather vest from Viking Cycles or one of more than a dozen “swag bags” that were up for grabs. The “swag bags” were filled with hats, shirts, banners, signs, stickers, key chains, reserve fuel bottles, koozies and more from our awesome sponsors. This year’s swag sponsors consisted of The Rebel Spirit, Deathwish Motor Culture, Biker Trash Nation, Bull City Clothing, Lowbrow Customs, Deadbeat Customs and TC Bros. Choppers. I can’t thank those awesome companies enough for their support. One by one we called out raffle numbers and gave out prizes. It took us thirty some minutes to get done handing out prizes. Here’s how it went down: Kristin Shipwash with The Rebel Spirit devoted all their tickets to and won like 6 swag bags and let the others go to other party goers. Misty Dennis of Norwood, NC took home the Viking Cycles leather vest. Alison Mize of Sophia, NC won the Rebel Spirit custom handlebars. Georgetta Morgan of Rockingham, NC took home the Deathwish Motor Culture Heavy Hitter Canvas Shirt. Debbie Confer was the lucky lady who won the Diamond Heart Pendant from Hayes Jewelers. The 55” TV was the Grand Prize of the day and went home with Tommy Diggs of Wadesboro, NC. Now as much as I hate it, that was the end of the 22nd Attempt Fear Of February Party, but the legend lives on. As with any other year, we couldn’t have done it without a helluva lot of people who threw in to make sure we got it done. My oyster table guys: Wade, Lucas, Doc and Mike steamed oysters shucked and served ‘em all day long. Full Throttle Booth gals: Maggie, Lydia and Dawn have been a solid crew for years and sold out of shirts this year. Full Throttle Staff: “Anchor”, Scott, Rose, Lloyd, Amy and Paulette all came out and represented the magazine. Chris and Felicia of the Hide-A-Way Tavern were amazing hosts and their staff was awesome all day long. Naturally I have to thank Mr. & Mrs. Full Throttle Magazine, Mark and Molly Infield for letting me handle the FOF party this year. This party started way back in 1998 and
they made it into the “Almost At Tradition” that it is today. A second mention of my amazing wife Maggie is in order as she listened to me bitch about weather forecasts and other fears for 6 months leading up to the party. As mentioned, we had a lot of killer sponsors this year most of which I mentioned in the last paragraph. I want to reiterate my thanks to The Karney Law Firm who has sponsored this party for the better half of a decade and who, along with Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, were our top tier sponsors this year. I appreciate you all. Now, keep your eye on The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine for the announcement of the 23rd Attempt Fear Of February Party. We like to move the party around and are searching for the next host. Got a suggestion? Let’s hear it. Till then, party on “Full Throttle”.
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Unity In The Community; Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. day, in a quiet little community called Elizabethtown, there’s a gathering unlike any other. This tradition, started by Fletcher “Big Show” Collins, also known to many as the Facebook Pastor, and the President of Dedicated Souls MC. He, along with members of his bike club, State Burners MC, Klean Kut Riders MC, Unusual Outcomes MC. Tru Visions MC, Sportsman MC, Soldiers United MC, Carolina Night Riders MC, River Riders Saddle Club, Happy Campers, Confederate Riders MC, and many other bike clubs and individuals in the area, it is called “Unity In The Community.” Why is this different? For 9 years “Unity In The Community.” has promoted the very essence of Dr. Martin Luther ach year on the weekend before
King Jr’s dream. There is something special about this gathering, as you walk around and interact you quickly discover there’s representation of every walk of life; a blending of ethnic backgrounds. There is laughter and stories shared over great food or around a bonfire. You instantly sense a bond shared by everyone present. No harsh words spoken, no fights, just a genuine good time shared by all; the truest of fellowship not found just anywhere! The event kickoff was Friday January 17th with a “Meet & Greet” bonfire at the campsite, set up behind Paul R. Brown. We socialized and shared stories by a bonfire under the stars. Laughter, tears, and even prayer for those requesting it. All this was the order of business that night. Saturday’s events began with a unity ride through Bladen County that ended back at the camp with a cookout, featuring some of the best food I have ever sampled. Sunday was the Unity Walk through Elizabethtown. Afterwards was prayer, worship, and God’s Word. Monday came with a chill in the air for the parade, but that didn’t stop these bikers at all. Over 100 bikes thundered down the main street of Elizabethtown to a crowd of bundled up onlookers. Then, it was back to the campsite. The kids in the bouncy castles, the DJ spinning music, and bikes covered the venue. To end the festivities, a Unity Fellowship “Feast” fit for a king! Afterwards I pondered, while all the things going wrong in the world; this seemed so right! The theme was the same in everything; no color, gender, religious beliefs, or personal lifestyles came into question. You were there and that’s all that mattered. You were there! You felt like family and shared in something spectacular. Something the world needs to know more about, Unity! I am reminded of one of Dr. King’s ideals. Let us all come together in unity to make this world a better place. The dream he had years ago still lives in events like this. Unity and equality were present in everything we did; and certainly, the message for the weekend. Maybe you can attend next year and see what it’s all about? I encourage each of you to mark your calendars for the event. Don’t take my word for it, see for yourself. Maybe the world can be a better place. The past isn’t what defines us; let’s make our future!
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Limited Edition Motorcycles At Riding High Harley-Davidson By: Lincoln Infield iding High Harley-Davidson in High Point, NC has a showroom full of beautiful new and pre-owned bikes. Stocked with all the latest parts and accessories, MotorClothes and boasting a national award winning service center, Riding High Harley-Davidson really has it going on. During a visit to Riding High I got to check out two 2020 Limited Edition Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, the Limited Edition Road Glide Special Eagle
Eye Edition and the iconic Fat Boy 30th Anniversary edition. The Limited Edition Road Glide Special limited-edition solid color is called the Eagle Eye option as it features a black eagle graphic with spread wings on a brilliant yellow backdrop. The eagle graphic that flows from the right side of the fuel tank to the right side of the fairing and a simple Bar & Shield logo is on the left side of the tank completes this look. Harley-Davidson script is aligned on the outside edge of each saddlebag lid, and the saddlebag latches are color matched. The brilliant yellow paint is set off with a blacked out Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine, exhaust, frame, front end and wheels. The whole package is extremely eye catching and Eagle Eye
graphics are unique. The Fat Boy is one of those iconic bikes that has always stood out to me. Although Harley-Davidson introduced the Fat Boy to the world in 1990, Arnold Schwarzenegger introduced it to me in the Terminator 2 in 1991 and I have been in love with its style ever since. This year, Harley-Davidson is celebrating the 30th Anniversary with the production of 2,500 Fat Boy Motorcycles each serialized with a number plate affixed to the fuel tank console. The 30th Anniversary Fat Boy is features one color option, Vivid Black and finishes with bronze highlights and powered by a blacked-out Milwaukee-Eight® 114 engine. Both of these bikes sold quickly! But Riding High HarleyDavidson, located at 3036 NC 68 in High Point, NC, has a showroom full of beautiful Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, including the LiveWire! Go by and check them out and make sure you tell ‘em that The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine sent you! Use your smart phone camera to scan these QR codes to watch a quick video that shows off these two sweet rides!
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The graveside service just barely finished, when there was massive clap of thunder, followed by a tremendous bolt of lightning, accompanied by even more thunder rumbling in the distance. The little old man looked at the pastor and calmly said, ‘Well, she’s there. I needed to do the laundry, but then I realized I was out of detergent, so I went to write a shopping list and realized how unorganized the junk drawer was and started checking pens for ink. When I went to toss all the junk, I saw that the trash was full but before I took it out, I wanted to get rid of old food in the fridge, and when I opened the fridge, I realized a juice jug had been leaking so I needed to clean it up but when I went to grab a rag, the pantry closet was a nightmare, so I started organizing that, and that’s how I ended up on the floor, deep in one of my old photo albums from ’02 while listening to Led Zeppelin and not doing laundry.
don’t know of any nuns who are also midgets in all of Ireland at all.” “Well then Mother Superior, in all of nundom, in the whole world of all the nuns, would you be knowing, then, of any midget nuns?” “No, I would not; there are no midget nuns in the whole of the world!” replied Mother Superior, “and would you please tell me what this is all about!!?” The asking leprechaun turned sadly to the other leprechaun and said “See, it’s as I told you all along… you’ve been dating a penguin!”
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It was a hot Saturday evening in the summer of 1960 and Roy had a date with Peggy Sue. He arrived at her house and rang the bell. “Oh, come on in!” Peggy Sue’s mother said as she welcomed Roy in. “So, what are you and Peggy planning to do tonight?” she asked. “Oh, probably go dancing, and then maybe grab a bite to eat at the malt shop, maybe take a walk on the beach...” “Peggy likes to screw, you know,” Mom informed him. “Is that so?” asked Roy, incredulous. “Yes,” said the mother. “As a matter of fact, she’d screw all night if we let her!” “Well, thanks for the tip,”Roy said as he began thinking about alternate plans for the evening. “Have fun, kids”, the mother said as they left. Half an hour later, a completely disheveled Peggy Sue burst into the house and slammed the front door behind her. It’s “The “Twist”, Mom!” she angrily yelled at her mother. “The dance is called the “Twist’!”
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Two leprechauns went to the convent and begged an audience with the Mother Superior. “Well, how can I help you little people?” asked Mother Superior. The larger and more intelligent looking of the leprechauns asked, “Oh Mother Superior, would you be knowing of any midget nuns here at the convent?” “No,” says Mother Superior, “I don’t have any midget nuns here at the convent.” “All right then, Mother Superior, would you be knowing of any midget nuns in all of Ireland then?” “No, no,” replied Mother Superior, “I
“What did the saggy boob say to the other? We’d better perk up or people will thank we’re nuts!” Two Irishmen were sitting in a pub having beer and watching the brothel across the street. They saw a Baptist minister walk into the brothel, and one of them said, “Aye, ‘tis a shame to see a man of the cloth goin’ bad.” Then they saw a Rabbi enter the brothel, and the other Irishman said, “Aye, ‘tis a shame to see that the Jews are falling’ victim to temptation.” Then they saw a Catholic priest enter the brothel, and one of the Irishmen said, “What a terrible pity.... one of the girls must be quite ill.” I don’t like to think before I speak…I like to be just as surprised as everyone else about what I say. A man stumbles up to the only other patron in a bar and asks if he could buy him a drink. “Why of course,” comes the reply. The first man then asks: “Where are you from?” “I’m from Ireland,” replies the second man. The first man responds: “You don’t say, I’m from Ireland too! Let’s have another round to Ireland.” “Of Course,” replies the second man. Curious, the first man then asks: “Where in Ireland are you from?” “Dublin,” comes the reply. “I can’t believe it,” says the first man. “I’m from Dublin too! Let’s have another drink to Dublin.” “Of course,” replies the second man. Curiosity again strikes and the first man asks: “What school did you go to?” “Saint Mary’s,” replies the second man. “I graduated in ’62.” “This is unbelievable!” the first man says. “I went to Saint Mary’s and I graduated in ’62, too!” About that time, in comes one of the regulars and sits down at the bar. “What’s been going on?” he asks the bartender. “Nothing much,” replies the bartender. “The O’Malley twins are drunk again…”
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Let Riders Speak! Support H.R. 5234, MAC Reauthorization Act By: Tiffany Cipoletti, Director of Government Relations, Motorcycle Riders Foundation
e depend on motorcyclist advocates to advance our
2020 legislative priorities on Capitol Hill and we still have more work to do. With help, we can make sure that Congress takes steps to ensure that motorcyclist organizations regain membership seats on the Motorcyclist Advisory Council. The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF), along with our state motorcyclist rights organizations (SMROs) want to ensure the future Motorcyclist Advisory Council (MAC) is representative of the motorcycling community. We need help in urging members of Congress to cosponsor H.R. 5234, the Motorcyclist Advisory Council Reauthorization Act. The bipartisan legislation introduced by Congressmen Mike Gallagher (R-WI) along with Reps. Chris Pappas (D-NH), Harley Rouda (D-CA), and Troy Balderson (R-OH) will reauthorize the Motorcyclist Advisory Council (MAC) for six years and make sure national motorcycle organizations regain seats on the council.
In 2016, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, or the FAST Act, was signed into law. This comprehensive legislation aims to upgrade our nation’s surface transportation infrastructure, enhance roadway safety, and address general highway, roadway and safety-related issues. In addition, the legislation re-established the Motorcyclist Advisory Council or “MAC.” The council represents the motorcycle community and have a direct line of communication with the Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Regrettably, all but one individual selected were to represent the technical aspects of the Council, including engineering, construction and traffic safety systems as well as roadway data. Only one seat out of ten was designated for a national motorcycle riders’ association and speak for the 8.5 million motorcyclists in the U.S. Let’s restore the MAC membership to be more representative of the motorcycling community across the country. Ask your representative to support H.R. 5234. Take Action: go to : shorturl.at/sCRY6
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ITEM 61437, 90912, 61435, 90913, 61436, 90909 shown
10 FT. x 17 FT. 17 FT. TYPE IA PORTABLE GARAGE MULTI-TASK LADDER
99 9 6 1 $ SAVE $
LITTLE GIANT $ 99
298 120 $ 19999
SAVE 189 $
MODEL: XE M17
ITEM 62859/63055/62860 shown
12" TOOL BAG WITH 21 POCKETS
Versatile - 24 configurations Safe + Secure + Stable Super Strong - Holds 300 lbs. Weighs 34 lbs.
ITEM 63419/67646/62514/63418/63417 shown
Tools sold separately.
COMPARE TO $
1998 $ 99 8
ITEM 38168/62163/62349/61467 shown
*24624463 * 24624463
*24631478 * 24631478
*24635507 * 24635507
*24638712 * 24638712
LIMIT 5 - Coupon valid through 4/25/20*
LIMIT 1 - Coupon valid through 4/25/20*
LIMIT 1 - Coupon valid through 4/25/20*
LIMIT 4 - Coupon valid through 4/25/20*
1/2" ELECTRIC IMPACT WRENCH
SAVE $109 COMPARE TO
4 PIECE, 1" x 15 FT. RATCHETING TIE DOWNS
ITEM 61173/31877/69606/68099 shown
• 400 lb. working load
• 12 hour run time
2000 WATT SUPER QUIET 10" PNEUMATIC TIRE INVERTER GENERATOR NOW
Side tray sold separately.
*24584499 * 24584499
Limit 1 coupon per customer per day. Save 20% on any 1 item purchased. *Cannot be used with other discount, coupon or any of the following items or brands: Inside Track Club membership, Extended Service Plan, gift card, open box item, 3 day Parking Lot Sale item, compressors, floor jacks, safes, storage cabinets, chests or carts, trailers, welders, Admiral, Ames, Atlas, Bauer, Central Machinery, Cobra, CoverPro, Daytona, Diamondback, Earthquake, Fischer, Hercules, Icon, Jupiter, Lynxx, Poulan, Predator, Tailgator, Viking, Vulcan, Zurich. Not valid on prior purchases. Non-transferable. Original coupon must be presented. Valid through 4/25/20.
*24584074 * 24584074
CE YOUR CHOIRS OF 7 COLO
Cannot be used with other discounts or prior purchases. Original coupon must be presented. Valid through 4/25/20 while supplies last. Limit 1 FREE GIFT per customer per day.
4 PIECE ANTI-FATIGUE Customer Rating FOAM MAT SET • Each pad measures 25" x 25"
• 15,000 cu. in. of storage
ITEM 63878/63991 COMPARE TO 52 PERFORMANCE $ 64005/60566 MODEL: W2364 63601/67227 shown TOOL
ITEM 69115/69121/69129/69137/69249/877 shown
*24590351 * 24590351
30", 5 DRAWER MECHANIC'S CARTS
20% OFF 65
ANY SINGLE ITEM*
ALL IN A SINGLE SUPER POWERFUL LIGHT
SAVE $ 99 65% 4
*24590233 * 24590233 SUPER COUPON
SAVE $ 85
• Super-Strong, Ultra-Lightweight Composite Plastic • Magnetic Base & 360° Swivel Hook for Hands-Free Operation • 3-AAA Batteries (included) • 144 Lumens
WITH ANY PURCHASE
SUPER BRIGHT LED/SMD WORK LIGHT/FLASHLIGHT
19999 $1 6499
PORTER-CABLE $ 99
5 STAR REVIEWS Customer Rating
• Air delivery: 4.0 SCFM @ 90 PSI
7 FT. 4" x 9 FT. 6" ALL PURPOSE/WEATHER RESISTANT TARP
SUPER COUPON Customer Rating
KEEPER $ 80
ITEM 90984/63056/63057/63150/56668/63094 shown
*24644663 * 24644663
*24650799 * 24650799
LIMIT 2 - Coupon valid through 4/25/20*
LIMIT 5 - Coupon valid through 4/25/20*
*Original coupon only. No use on prior purchases after 30 days from original purchase or without original receipt. Valid through 4/25/20.
6.5 HP (212 CC) OHV HORIZONTAL SHAFT GAS ENGINE NOW
HONDA $ 99
SAVE $ 230
ITEM 60363/69730 shown ITEM 68121/69727 CALIFORNIA ONLY
• 28 unique hole sizes • 1/4" hex shank
3 PIECE TITANIUM STEP BIT SET
IRWIN $ 98
ITEM 69087/60379/91616 shown
*24675604 * 24675604
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LIMIT 5 - Coupon valid through 4/25/20*
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