May 2022 - Issue #286

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Issue 286

50 th Anniversary CBA Swap Meet & Bike Show


Uptown Lexington Kicks Off Bike Night Season!


Grand Re-Opening At Indian GSO Triad


Angel Talavera’s Ratfuckt ‘81 H-D Chopper

May 2022

Letter From The Editors....................................................3 Cruisin’ Calendar..............................................................4 Cover Story - Beach House H-D Spring Rally 2022..............5 Quotable Quote................................................................9 Thunderzone....................................................................10 12th Annual CBA/ABATE Chili Cook-Off...........................12 50th Anniversary CBA Swap Meet & Bike Show...............14 Premium Saddlebag Lid Covers By ShoreFire Design, LLC..............................................18 Bad Ass Moms Are Biker Moms.......................................20 Memorial Day...................................................................24 Riding Weather At Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson...............28 Friday Riders....................................................................30 Rest In Peace Dale Walksler............................................38 For Our Causes, Helping Us Help Ride-N-Rally..............40 The Infidels MC Poker Run..............................................42 Officer Mia Goodwin Memorial Ride.................................44 Uptown Lexington Kicks Off Bike Night Season!..............46 4th Annual Freedom Biker Church Bike Blessing..............50 1st Annual Skeeter Memorial Ride...................................52 Virtual Bike Show.............................................................54 The End Of An Era...........................................................55 Mikes 5th Annual Cowboy Chili Challenge........................57 PGR Mission For Al Evans Jr...........................................58 Grand Re-Opening At Indian Motorcycles GSO Triad......60 Jessi Marie Lindsley Memorial Run..................................62 New Harley-Davidson Nightster Model............................64 Angel Talavera’s Ratfuckt 1981 H-D Chopper..................68 People & Places...............................................................70 Spokes & Jokes................................................................72

Letter From The Editors eady or not, it’s

Mark Infield

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

Molly “WildThing” Infield Executive Editor / Financial Officer

Lincoln Infield

Managing Editor / Art Director

Maggie Infield

Production Assistant / Dancing Queen

Graphic Arts Deb Printup, Harriet McDowell

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

Photos Chaos, Alan Dockery, Lincoln Infield, Wally Wersching, Chi, Brad Patton, Bill Gallaway, Anchor, MrzCat

May and we are right in the middle of a full throttle warm weather riding season. Yeah the pollen is trying to take us out, but it’s not gonna work! We’ve been having so much fun it was hard to stop long enough to do any real work to get this May magazine put together, but here we are and you have it in your hands. While you are flippin the pages, make sure to check out our advertisers, they are the ones who make The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine FREE for you to pick up. They are also responsible for awesome deals on parts and service for your ride or some cold beer and eats for you! There are a ton of deals to be had in this month’s magazine! Don’t forget to tell em Full Throttle Magazine sent ya! Inside this issue we are covering a lot of ground from The 50th Anniversary CBA Swap Meet and Bike Show, PGR missions, to Chili Cookoffs and even a tribute to awesome Biker Moms for Mother’s Day. We even have two bike features and two videos in this month issue. As always a huge thank you is due to the Full Throttle Magazine staff for covering the Carolinas’. Our dedicated staff is out there every weekend shootin’ photos and writing articles so that you don’t miss a thing! The Cruisin’ Calendar is chocked full of motorcycle events and all roads lead to a good time. There are 60 events listed for May alone! Speaking of events, make sure you check out Beach House Harley-Davidson and their Spring Rally 2022 on May 13-22. They will be hosting live music, vendors, the HD Dealer Demo Fleet, huge sales and one hell of a good time at their beautiful dealership at 100 Harley Davidson Dr. Shallotte, NC. Make sure it’s one of your stops while at Myrtle Beach Bike Week. Near the Carolinas’ Biker Lawyers Centerfold you will find some other awesome Bike Week Destinations like Thee Dollhouse, The Rathole of MB, Fishtails Biker Consignment and Bubbas Bar. The Carolina’s Full Throttle Magazine Bike Week Bike Show will be at Bubbas Bar, 1125 Dick Pond Rd. Myrtle Beach, on May 21 from 2-4pm. We teamed up with the Carolinas’ Biker Lawyers to hand out some trophies and cash to the bike show winners. It’s gonna be a blast!

Writers WildThing, Alan Dockery, Ms. Pat, Lincoln Infield, Wally Wersching, Rose & Lloyd, Chi, Floyd Baker, Bill Gallaway, Anchor, Popcorn

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You can submit your event 24/7 336-885-5400

We Reserve The Right To Edit All Submissions MAY 5 SMOKIN HARLEY-DAVIDSON BIKE SHOW NIGHT Smokin’ Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr. Winston-Salem, NC. 5:30-8:30. No entry fee, Cash Prize, vendors, food, beer, cornhole, music. 336-722-3106 www.smokinharley. com MAY 6 UPTOWN LEXINGTON BIKE NIGHT Bull City Ciderworks, 599 S Railroad St., Lexington, NC. 5:30-9:30pm, live music, food trucks, vendors, benefits Pastors Pantry. Jack Waters, jackw@, 336-425-5959 MAY 7 16 ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FEMALE RIDE DAY TH

MAY 7 WOMEN ON WHEELS LADIES ONLY RIDE Cox’s Harley-Davidson of Asheboro, 2795 NC Hwy 134 Asheboro, NC. Arrive by 10am, KSU 10:30am. A fun ride to enjoy the 16th International Female Ride Day. Hosted by the Sandhills Flying Squirrels Chapter of Women on Wheels. MAY 7 INTERNATIONAL FEMALE RIDE DAY Riding High Harley-Davidson, 3036 NC Hwy 68, High Point, NC. Reg 10am, KSU 11am, police escorted. Light food & refreshments., 336-273-1101 MAY 7 SMOKIN HARLEY-DAVIDSON 13TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. 10am-4pm, vendors, food truck, cake, cornhole, music, dyno shootout, ape hangers bike show, prizes. 336-722-3106 MAY 7 WINSTON-SALEM 81 GRAVEYARD RUN AT WILLIES 4310 Old Rural Hall Rd., Winston-Salem, NC. Starts @11am, KSU 12pm, cookout on return.

MAY 7 STE POWERSPORTS CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY 1426 Northside Dr., Statesville, NC. 10am, food, free beer, dessert truck, live music, people’s choice bike show, reg 11am, awards 2pm. 704-883-8385 MAY 7 PLAY DAY PAY DAY POKER RUN South Main Customs, 1220 S Main St., Kannapolis, NC. First bike out 11am, last bike out 12pm. $20/per hand, $2000 in cash prizes. DJ, door prizes. Benefits Spina Bifida research. 704-933-3266.

MAY 7 MILITARY HONOR RIDE 2022 VFW Post 5305, 2163 Hwy 10 East, Conover, NC. Reg 9am, first bike out 10am, $15/hand, $25/three hands. Best & worst hand prizes, food, music, 50/50. Hosted by VFW Post 5305 & Maniax RC. Kevin Killiam, MAY 7 2ND ANNUAL VETERANS POKER RUN Newton Elks Lodge, 625 West J St., Newton, NC. Reg 10am, $20/ bike, $10/passenger, rain date: 06/04. Food incl, after party, raffles, 50/50.

MAY 7 34TH ANNUAL RUN FOR THE SON Slice of Heaven Pizza, 910 N. Salisbury Ave., Granite Quarry, NC. Reg 9:15am, KSU 10am, donation. Benefits Christian Motorcycle Association. www., Alan Waller, 704-267-6068 or

MAY 7 12TH ANNUAL BUDDY ROE MEMORIAL RIDE The Hide-A-Way Tavern, 188 Billy Covington Rd., Rockingham, NC. Reg 12pm, KSU 1pm, $20/ single, $30/double incl food. 50/50, raffle, auction, door prizes. Benefits Special Olympics 910-719-4089.

MAY 7 SPECIAL OLYMPICS RIDE Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office 440 Lewisville Clemmons Rd., Lewisville, NC. Reg 8:30am, KSU 10:30am, $20/rider, $10/ passenger, rain or shine, escorted ride. Free food, live music, proceeds go to Special Olympics.

MAY 7 LOGAN’S RIDE 4607 Fayetteville, Rd., Raleigh, NC. 10am, single/$20, double/$30. Logan was recently diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia. Proceeds go to family. Donate through cash app @foreverhemp

MAY 7 17TH ANNUAL JERRALD WILLIAM MITCHELL SCHOLARSHIP FUN RUN Jones Intermediate School, 2170 Riverside Dr., Mount Airy, NC. Reg 10am, $15/single, $25/couple incl meal. Joey Mitchell, 276-251-5053. MAY 7 RIDING FOR YOU! SPRING MEET & GREET Blue Ridge HarleyDavidson, 2002 13th Ave Dr., SE, Hickory, NC. 1-3pm, free food. Hosted by Twisted covenant MSC. 828-327-3030

MAY 7 A RIDE OF REMEMBRANCE FOR BRANDON COKER Vance County Sheriff’s Department, 156 Church St. #4, Henderson, NC. Reg 12pm, KSU 2pm, $20/bike, $10/rider. Hosted by Thin Line Legion RC. Proceeds go to Lung Cancer Initiative. Brian McGuinness, 980-8292269 MAY 7 BENEFIT RIDE FOR OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD Mayodan First Baptist Church, 101 S. 1st Ave, Mayodan, NC. Reg 9:30am, KSU 11:15am, $20/bike, $5/passenger. Food, door prizes, 50/50. Debbie, 336-634-8408

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MAY 7 COOKOUT Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 11am-2pm, free food & beer. Hosted by Vision Resource Center., 910-864-1200 MAY 11 BULLDOG’S BIKE NIGHT BullDog’s Sports Bar & Grill, 134 HWY 740 BYP E. Albemarle, NC. 5-8pm, with $100 best bike on the lot contest spons by Carolinas’ Biker Lawyers & The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine. 704550-5271 MAY 13-22 2022 MYRTLE BEACH BIKE WEEK SPRING RALLY Myrtle Beach, SC MAY 13-22 BEACH HOUSE HARLEYDAVIDSON SPRING RALLY 100 Harley-Davidson Dr., Shallotte, NC. May 19th-21st, free dealer demo rides. May 20th & 21st, live music 11:30am-3:30pm, vendors, food, bikes. www.beachhousehd. com, 910-575-9997 MAY 13-22 THE RAT HOLE OF MB SPRING RALLY 3833 Socastee Blvd Unit B, Myrtle Beach, SC. Main bar open daily 10am. May 17th Biker O’lympics 125pm, adult bar contest nightly with cash prizes, world famous chocolate pudding wrestling daily 6pm, motorcycle rodeo, vendors. MAY 13-22 THEE DOLLHOUSE BIKE WEEK 2022 3001 Hwy 17 S. North Myrtle Beach, SC. Free admission w/ ad. May 18th $1,000 cash amateur contest, May 19th-21st bikini bike wash benefits Horry County Women & Children’s Shelter. Happy Hour parking lot party daily 4-8pm. Nightly entertainment. www., 843-272-3329 MAY 14 BENEFIT RIDE FOR BOBBY SZARKA Springer’s, 405 Rocky Knoll Rd., Greensboro, NC. Reg 10am, KSU 12pm, $20/rider, $10/passenger. 50/50, auction items, gun raffle.

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MAY 14 2022 BIKE & CAR SHOW “FUN”DRAISER Holly Hill Mall & Business Center, 309 Huffman Mill Rd., Burlington, NC. Reg for shows & ride 8am, ride only 12pm, KSU 2pm, show 10am-12pm, judging 10:30am-12:30pm, awards 1pm, kids show 12 & under. Show only: $20/bike/car, ride only: $20/ bike $5/rider, $30/show & ride, $10/ kids show. Food, 50/50, raffles. Benefits MAY 14 BENEFIT RIDE FOR CONNER MOSELEY King Christian Center, 955 Brown Rd., King, NC. Reg 10:30am, KSU 12:30pm, $15/single, $20/double. 50/50. Conner was paralyzed in a car accident, proceeds to help with bills. MAY 14 CHATHAM CBA SPRING FLING Bojangles, 40 Russet Run, Pittsboro, NC. KSU 9:30am, free ride & food, membership drive. MAY 14 BIKE SHOW Kenly 95 Petro, I-95 Exit 106, Kenly, NC. Reg 10am, judging 12pm, awards 1:15pm, entry fee/$10, spectators free. Trophies for best in show & people’s choice. Benefits Thee Redeemed House. MAY 14 FREEDOM RIDE Freedom Biker Church, 669 Tarheel Rd., Benson, NC. Meet @9am, KSU 9:30am, everyone is invited. Christy@freedombikerchurch. com MAY 14 LUPUS AWARENESS RIDE Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 12pm, KSU 1pm. Hosted by K9MC & K9SC., 910864-1200 MAY 14 3RD ANNUAL THE FREEDOM RIDE Bud’s Tavern, 823 Youngsville Blvd., Youngsville, NC. Reg 10am, KSU 11:30am, escorted ride, $20/rider, $30/ two-up, $20/virtual rider, incl event shirt, food, music. Proceeds go to Freedom Ride Rescue. Hosted by Revenant Warriors Motorcycle Organization. Bear.

MAY 14 FIRST RESPONDERS SUICIDE AWARENESS RIDE Craven County Sheriff, 1100 Clark’s Rd., New Bern, NC. Reg 9am, KSU 11am, $20/rider, $10/ passenger. Food, raffle. Benefits First Responders with free counseling. MAY 14 CVMA NC 15-4 SOHO POKER CHIP RUN Beach House Harley-Davidson, 100 Harley-Davidson Dr., Shallotte, NC. Reg 10am, $20/rider, $10/passenger, $5/extra hand, $1/extra draw, rain date: 05/15. 50/50, raffle, best/worst hand. MAY 15 25TH ANNUAL FREEDOM MEMORIAL WALL DEDICATION & RIDE Smokin Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr. Winston-Salem, NC. Reg 9:30am, Wall Dedication 10am, KSU 11:15am. $20/single, $25/double, lunch incl. 50/50, raffles, proceeds go to perpetual care of the Memorial Wall. www.smokinharlkey. com, 336-722-3106 MAY 18 CRUDES 11TH ANNUAL VETERAN RIDE Golden Egg Pancake House, 415 Hwy 17 N, Surfside Beach, SC. Reg 8am, KSU 10:30am, free ride, raffles, door prizes, free food, shirts. Benefits “Homes For Our Troops.” www. 843-238-4923 MAY 19 WOMEN’S SIP & SHOP Tilley’s Harley-Davidson, 1226 Morland Dr., Statesville, NC. 6-8pm, Free wine & snacks, vendors, a free beer for your guy while you shop., 704-872-3883 MAY 20 THE RAT HOLE BIKE SHOW 3833 Socastee Blvd. Unit B, Myrtle Beach, SC. Reg 10am, $20/entry fee, voting starts at 12pm, presentation of trophies & prizes at 2:30pm. MAY 20 TROPICAL SHIRT RIDE Sun N Sand Resort, 2701 S Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC. KSU 12:30pm, $15/single, $20/double, wear your wildest, craziest tropical shirt, games, contest. Presented by Biker Trash Nation. Benefits BTN annual Toy Drive.

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MAY 21 FULL THROTTLE MAGAZINE BIKE WEEK BIKE SHOW Bubba’s Bar and Grill 1125 Dick Pond Rd. Myrtle Beach, SC. Reg 2-3pm, Awards at 4pm. Cash prize and Trophies. Live music, drink specials. 336-885-5400

MAY 27-28 LOWCOUNTRY ABATE OF SC MEMBERSHIP APPRECIATION PARTY Dorchester Shrine Club, 2150 Beech Hill Rd., Summerville, SC. $10/ person, free camping, live music, biker games, food. Felix, 843-452-7091

MAY 21 BENEFIT RIDE FOR PEDIATRIC STROKE AWARENESS 14350 Fancy Gap Hwy., Cana, VA. Reg 9am, KSU 11am, $20/rider, $10/passenger. 50/50, door prizes, food. Benefits Stand with Bently Nonprofit.

MAY 28 SMOKIN’S SPRING BIKE RALLY Smokin’ Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr. Winston-Salem, NC. 11:30am, live music, bike show, sound show, vendors, food truck., 336-722-3106

MAY 21 BENEFIT RIDE FOR HOPE Pamlico Co. Chamber-Commerce, 10642 NC-55, Grantsboro, NC. Reg 10am, KSU 12pm, $20/rider, $10/passenger incl lunch. Live music, raffles, door prizes, vendors. Tammy, 910-358-2599, Sharon 252-474-7838. MAY 21 10TH ANNUAL PIG PICKIN FOR AUTISM Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 10am-5pm, Vendors, BBQ plates, kid’s activities. Hosted by Cape Beard., 910-922-2448 MAY 21 100 MILE RIDE Two Trees Bar & Grill, 5242 Slanting Bridge Rd., Denver, NC. Reg 10am, KSU 11am, $20/ bike. Door prizes, 50/50. Ride for Awareness to Child Abuse., MAY 21 5TH ANNUAL OPERATION HOT WHEELS POKER RUN & PLATE SALE FUNDRAISER 417 Mackey’s Ferry Rd., Roper, NC. Reg 1:30pm, KSU 2:30pm, $20/rider, $30/couple. Food, high hand award, 50/50, raffle prizes, live music. Curtis Potter, 919-402-6979 MAY 22 THE DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN’S RIDE Select Cycle, 430 N. Eugene St., Greensboro, NC. KSU 12pm, ride dapper. Benefits Prostate Cancer Research & Men’s Mental Health Programs on behalf of the Movember Foundation. Registration at MAY 22 3RD ANNUAL CRUISING FOR KIDS King Central Park, 302 Kirby Rd., King, NC. Reg 9am, KSU 11am, $20/ bike, raffles, 50/50, giveaways, shirts. Benefits Camp Corral., William, 336-843-3832.

MAY 28 PANDEMONIUM PERFORMANCE 8TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY 1121 S. Main St., Lexington, NC. 12-5pm, food, drinks, vendors, raffles. 336-490-0120 MAY 28 COX’S HARLEY-DAVIDSON OF ASHEBORO OPEN HOUSE 2795 NC Hwy 134, Asheboro, NC. Free beer, food, contests, games, live music. www., 336-629-2415 MAY 28 COOKOUT Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 11am-2pm, free food. Hosted by B.A.N.C. www.fortbraggharley. com, 910-864-1200 MAY 28 ROLLING FOR OFFICER BREANNA TONEY Westmoreland Funeral Home parking lot, 180 S. Main St., Marion, NC. Reg 9am, KSU 10:15am, $20/ single, $5/passenger, $25/vehicles. All proceeds go to help Marion PD Officer, Breanna Toney in her recovery. James “Snowman” Crouch, 828-781-8734 MAY 28 MEMORIAL DAY REMEMBRANCE RIDE & EVENT Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson, 2002 13th Ave., Dr. SE, Hickory, NC. Reg 9am, KSU 10am, $20. Live music, free food, vendors. Benefits Mission 22. 828-327-3030 MAY 28-29 ROLLING THUNDER XXXIV NATIONWIDE RIDE FOR REEDOM American Legion Post 265, 146 Broadhurst Rd., Jacksonville, NC. Sat: 9am/ opening ceremony, presentation of colors, table ceremony, speakers, food trucks, vendors, music. 9am/check in for individual ride. Sun: Reg 9am, religious service 10am, KSU 12pm, cash donations accepted, police escorted ride. Vendors, food trucks, music, speakers. Hosted by Rolling Thunder, Inc. NC Chapters. Paul Levesque, 910-389-7319 or Alan Anderson, 910-381-4294


MAY 29 COOKOUT Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 11am-2pm, free food & beer. Hosted by HOG chapter 2274., 910-864-1200 MAY 29 22ND ANNUAL SMOKY MOUNTAIN THUNDER MEMORIAL RIDE Sevier County Courthouse, 125 Court Ave, Sevierville, TN. Opening Ceremony 10am, police escorted ride 11am, free ride. Honoring our Heroes. Ron Giddis, 865-453-6532, MAY 30 3RD ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY RIDE TO REMEMBER Thompson Park, 1129 East 3rd St., Charlotte, NC Reg 8am, KSU 9am, free ride, donations accepted. Patches/pins, food, t-shirts. Ride includes 3 wreath presentations. Pre-reg, https://form.jotform. com/21319744445060 MAY 30 MEMORIAL DAY COOKOUT Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 11am2pm, free food & beer. Hosted by FLNY., 910-864-1200 JUNE 2 SMOKIN HARLEY-DAVIDSON BIKE SHOW NIGHT Smokin’ Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr. Winston-Salem, NC. 5:30-8:30. No entry fee, Cash Prize, vendors, food , beer, cornhole, music.. 336-722-3106 JUN 3 UPTOWN LEXINGTON BIKE NIGHT Bull City Ciderworks, 599 S Railroad St., Lexington, NC. 5:30-9:30pm, live music, food trucks, vendors, benefits Hospice of Davidson County. Jack Waters,, 336-425-5959 JUN 3-4 ANGIER BIKE FEST Angier Depot Square, 19 W Depot St., Angier, NC. Fri: 7-10pm, Sat:10am-10pm. Vendors, bike show, beer garden, food trucks, live music, entertainment by the pin up dolls. Benefits Pediatric Bain Tumor Foundation. angierbikefest@gmail. com, 919-228-8057 JUN 4 11TH ANNUAL IRON CHARIOT RIDE Select Cycle, 430 N. Eugene St., Greensboro, NC. Reg 9am, KSU 10am, $25/rider, $5/passenger, escorted ride, food. Benefits Teen Challenge. Mike Williams Sr., Williams@gladwellinsurance. com 336-271-4774

10 JUN 4 SPECIAL FORCES WOUNDED WARRIOR RIDE The Hide-A-Way Tavern, 188 Billy Covington Rd., Rockingham, NC. Reg 12pm, KSU1pm. Food, all proceeds go towards hunting supplies for the special forces wounded warriors. Joey Bostick, 910-417-9537 JUN 4 5TH ANNUAL SOUND OFF Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 10am, judging begins at 12pm. $30/entry fee, awards in each category. Free kids class, Meter Beater Contest $20/entry fee, winner takes all., 910-864-1200. JUN 4 KINDAH TEMPLE #62 RIDE Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 9:30am, KSU 11am, free food & beer. Benefiting Wounded Warrior Project., 910-864-1200 JUN 4 5TH ANNUAL HEAL THE BURN CHARITY RIDE Union Bank, 1750 Durham Rd., Roxboro, NC. Reg 9:30am, KSU 11am, $20/bike, $10/passenger incl food. 50/50, door prizes, live auction. JUN 4 LEGION RUN FOR HOME American Legion Post 145, Hollywood, SC. JUN 4 RMHC 2ND ANNUAL ROYAL RUMBLE Highway 378 Bar & Grill, 3007 US-378, Gilbert, SC. Reg 10am, $20/rider, $10/passenger. Best poker hand cash prize, 50/50, raffle, auction, turkey shoot, live music. Benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Columbia, SC. JUN 4-5 SLATE AID GROUP MOTORCYCLE BENEFIT RIDE Thomasville, NC. Donation $380 per couple, $320 single rider incl 1 night hotel accommodation, lunch, and catered dinner. Charity auction on Sun. Call to reserve your spot, 704-609-8717 or 336-479-0428. Proceeds benefit Slate Aid Group needs based community assistance program

Cruisin’ Calendar JUN 5 MEMORIAL RIDE FOR TINKER LLOYD Down Home Harley-Davidson, 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. Reg 11am, KSU 1pm, $20/donation. Raffles, food, music. 336-227-1261 JUN 5 BRANDON’S BATTLE FOUNDATION POKER RUN Coastal Carolina Harley-Davidson, 6620 Market St., Wilmington, NC. Reg 10:30am, KSU 12pm, $25/rider, $5/passenger. Food, door prizes, raffles, 50/50, live music. Benefits pediatric cancer patients. Reg online, Lisa 717-332-3401 JUN 9-11 SOUTH CENTRAL BIKE FEST Fire Training Grounds, 534 Jonbil Rd., Chase City, VA. Thur & Fri: gates open at noon, Sat: gates open @7am. Veterans & Active Military free with ID. Vendors, live music, DJ, camping, prizes, food, red line dyno, loudest bike comp., bike wash, poker run, bike show, burnout pit, audio sound show, rodeo events. Benefits Mecklenburg Co. Cancer Association & The Barksdale Cancer Foundation. Lee Brankley 434-210-1503. JUN 10-12 JUNE JAM Rowan County Fairgrounds, 1560 Julian Rd., Salisbury, NC. Fri: 4-10pm, $10. Sat:10am-6pm, $15. Sun: 10am-4pm, $10, primitive camping pass/$30, good for all 3 days incl admission. Live music, ride in bike show, bikini & wet t-shirt contest, amateur wrestling, Barbie car racing, people & bike games, DJ, vendors, food primitive camping, trophies, cash & prizes. JUN 11 MT AIRY MEN’S SHELTER MOTORCYCLE RIDE Veteran’s Memorial Park, 691 W. Lebanon St., Mt Airy, NC. Reg 11am, KSU 12:30pm, $20/person, $25/couple. Live music, bingo, food, kids stuff, vendors.

JUN 11 ZACHMAN’S RIDE Freedom Biker Church, 669 Tarheel Rd., Benson, NC. Reg 9am, KSU 10am, $10 donation. Celebrate Zach and all things special to Zach. Benefits Transitions LifeCare. Arlene Mabry, 919-422-7234 or JUN 11 5TH ANNUAL SOUND OFF Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 10am, judging begins 12pm, $30/entry fee, awards. Hosted by Blaze Performance., 910-864-1200 JUN 11 12TH ANNUAL NCALR CHAPTER 19 POKER RUN Flying Iron Harley-Davidson, 928 N. Winstead Ave., Rocky Mount, NC. Reg 9am, first bike out 10am, $10/hand, $25/3 hands. cash prizes, raffle, 50/50, door prizes, food. Proceeds benefit Colon Furr Nursing Scholarship, American Legion Legacy Scholarship, Military Biblesticks, Local Post Veterans Service Funds, Girl Scouts Operation Cookie Drop. John Vaudo 252955-9001 JUN 11 GASTON ALL AMERICAN FAIR MOTORCYCLE SHOW Eastridge Mall, 246 N. New Hope Rd., Gastonia, NC. 3-5pm, $5/class, reg 2-3pm, awards 5pm. 50/50, fair giveaways. Benefits Webb St School., Gloria, gloriakimbrell6688@ JUN 11 BENEFIT BIKE RIDE & BBQ PLATE SALE FOR ROY TICKLE 3715 US Hwy 701 N., Elizabethtown, NC. Reg 9am, $25/single, $30/double incl meal. Food, 50/50, shirts, auction. Christie Merritt 910-8746720 or Elvis Blackmon 910-973-1227 JUN 12 BUD’S BIKE FEST Bud’s Tavern, 823 Youngsville Blvd., S. Youngsville, NC. 12-4pm, Live music, raffle prizes, vendors, food. Proceeds donated to Duke Children’s Hospital. 209-9141175

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Cruisin’ Calendar JUN 17-18 THUNDER AT THE ROCK Rockingham Dragway, 2153 US Hwy 1 North, Rockingham, NC. Thur: campground gates open @12pm, Fri: gates open @12pm, Sat: gates open @9am, camping, drag racing, music, contests, vendors, beer. Advance ticket discount, 910-5823400. JUN 18 BIG BIKES 4 VETS TOM MCGRATH’S MOTORCYCLE LAW GROUP PURPLE HEART RIDE American Legion Post 55, 111 Miller St., Winston-Salem, NC. Reg 8:30am, KSU 11:30am, police escorted ride, raffles, food. Jack Waters, 336-425-5959, bigbikes4vets@gmail. com JUN 18 KENZIE’S BENEFIT RIDE Cox’s Harley-Davidson of Asheboro, 2795 NC Hwy 134, Asheboro, NC. Reg 9am, KSU 12pm, $20/single, $30/double. BBQ, gun raffle, shirts, door prizes, kids raffle, silent auction. Kenzie (4) was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma. Proceeds to help with living expenses. Melissa Holyfield 336-312-9919, Marty Simmons 919-201-9576 JUN 18 ODIN’S GUARD RIDING CLUB CHARITY EVENT Boone Moose Lodge, 607 Deerfield Rd., Boone, NC. Reg 9:30am, KSU 11:30am, $20/bike, $25/ with passenger. Food trucks, vendors, entertainment. Benefits Blue Ridge Child Advocacy Center & NTSAD/GM1 Awareness. JUN 18 POKER RUN FOR BILL & JODI JACKSON White Oak Grill, 7901 White Oak Rd., Garner, NC. Reg 9am, KSU 12pm, $20/single, $25/double. Food, live music, best & worst hand, 50/50, silent auction, raffle, door prizes. Proceeds go to Bill & Jodi Jackson. Lisa Earl, 919817-3659 JUN 18 3RD ANNUAL MISSION 22 DICE RUN Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 9:30am, first bike out 10am, $20/rider, $10/passenger. Best hand prize, free food, raffles, 50/50. Benefits #Mi22ion, hosted by V.E.M.A.,, 910-864-1200 JUN 18 BENEFIT RIDE FOR LOGAN LEAPHART Frontline Biker Church, 7728 Hwy 341, Kershaw, SC. Reg 9am, KSU 10am, $20/single, $25/double, food avail. Logan is a Volunteer Fireman who was hurt on his way to an accident.

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12th Annual CBA/ABATE Chili Cook-Off By Wally Wersching he Concerned Bikers Association/ABATE of Cleveland County held their 12th Annual Chili Cook-Off at the Shelby VFW Hall on March 19th, 2022. The CBA/ABATE is an organization that promotes the biker image while enlightening bikers of legislation that affects us all. ABATE was started in 1972 for bikers to organize in order to fight against federal and state restrictions on motorcycling. In North Carolina, the CBA and ABATE have merged into one organization for the betterment of the biker community. The Cleveland County CBA/ABATE’s president (Haley) is trying very hard to keep the biker community informed. It shows in her organizational skills, and enthusiasm. The cook-off started at noon. Five pounds of chili must be cooked on-site, and be ready for judging by 5:00PM. All the teams cooked their special recipe for chili in order to get their name engraved on the plaque with all the past winners. After the judging, the chili would be for sale for $5:00 a bowl with all the fixin’s. It was a beautiful afternoon so I rode “Miss Vickie” to the VFW Hall, and arrived at about 5:00PM. The parking lot in front was almost full of cars, trucks, and bikes. While parking “Miss Vickie” on the side of the building, I could smell the aroma of chili cooking in back. The breeze carried the deli-

cious smell around the corner of the building. As I walked around the back, I saw that Haley was just awarding the judges’ findings. This year’s competition was in memory of Amy “Shortie” Norris who was the chili champ in 2012 and 2013. I’m sure that the three judges had a very hard time determining the winner. The aroma in that parking area was intoxicating. It smelled so good, and I don’t even like chili. The judges determined that 1st place went to Todd Melton, 2nd place to Marcia Queen, and 3rd place to Big Country. All the teams brought their pots to the table, and everybody lined up to pay the $5.00 so they could eat the delicious chili that they had smelled all afternoon. I placed a stack of “Full Throttle” magazines on the table for all to share. The cook-off was another success, and I’ll definitely go back again next year. I will also keep an eye out for future CBA/ABATE events so I can continue to enjoy the company of my new friends. Check their Facebook page for more info.



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50th Anniversary CBA Swap Meet & Bike Show By: Lincoln Infield

ifty years, think about it,

FIFTY YEARS...that’s a hell of long time for an annual event to go on. The event began as a bike show in 1972 and flourished at the Metrolina Fairgrounds in Charlotte before relocating to the Rowan County Fairgrounds in Salisbury, NC. Makes me wonder how many builds were started, finished, or sold off during the 50 years of swappin’ parts at the Charlotte CBA Swap Meet. I do know this, I see a ton of parts being hauled away each year and it’s awesome to see this old school bike event still providing a vital lifeline of vintage, hard to find and even modern motorcycle parts and accessories. The whole outside loop of the fairgrounds is full of parts vendors and there are folks of all ages pushing carts and hand carts snagging up the parts that they need, might need later, or just can’t leave behind. The parts swapping is only part of the event. I mean, it’s a big part of the event, but those who aren’t mid build or looking to start a new project still have plenty to keep them busy. Under the big top tent that sits at the top of the outside loop, the band is rockin for most of the day. The big top is also home to other events like the beard competition and the everpopular wet t-shirt contest. Of course, these two events have totally different competitors. The beard competitors just stand there and look grisly for awhile, and they are judged for their beard prowess. The ladies have to work a little harder, but are rewarded with a fist full of cash. Lloyd Issac, past president of the Charlotte CBA, has the terribly hard job of Emceeing the wet t-shirt contest, but current president Mike Wiggins has the honor of wetting the ladies down. Both are skilled jobs and these men are at the top of their game. This is the part of the day where the vending field empties ‘cause everyone is headed to the tent to cheer own their favorite fulsome friends.

While you are at the swap meet, you have to get a pork chop sandwich, seriously. I take mine all the way...and they put everything and the kitchen sink on there. It’s messy, but delicious, so you gotta find a place to sit down and have some napkins for your beard. The swap meet is a real biker family reunion as well, for those of us who have been in attendance for a number of years, it’s a great time to catch up with folks you haven’t seen since last year. Near the middle of the day the Mechanized Calvary fires off multiple volleys from three Civil War era cannons directly after swap meet coordinator, Rick Nail, reads off names of our fallen brothers and sisters. The cannon fire is awesome, I swear you can feel it in your soul when they fire off. The cannons are then moved off to the side to make way for the downhill Barbie car racing. This is a newer event for the CBA Swap Meet. They have a car hauler trailer modified to be a launching area for the downhill racing, and I’m not gonna lie, it’s halfway terrifying. Rubbing is racing and that is the name of the game as you head down the ramp trying to pilot your Barbie car to victory. Heated rivalries were formed last year between myself and McGrath Motorcycle Lawyer, Tyler Stiles. Last year he edged me out for victory, but was unable to attend this year. Naturally I took a solo victory lap and counted it as a victory for Team Full Throttle. South Main Customs puts together a great downhill racer and each year SMC mechanic Mike Pousada races into victory lane on his passes as well. It’s a real hoot to race or watch. If you want to get in on the action you can bring your own Barbie car or race in one of the loner cars. The Terry Brown Memorial Bike Show is a two-day affair inside the “bike show building” that holds a few key vendors, a wet bar and a couple dozen gorgeous bikes. This year, the Antique class was impressive and had to be the biggest class. Everything from Knuckles, Pan’s and Shovels to a sweet


Honda 350, were lined up and totally drool worthy. There were some pretty sweet customs sitting around too. For sure, that building was full of eye candy. The bike show is judged, but people’s choice awards carry cash rewards! It takes two days to count the votes and on Sunday afternoon the trophies and cash are doled out and that finalizes the event and the after party begins. The bike show winners for the Spring Swapmeet are: People’s Choice: $500 - 1st Place John Blaylock’s 2010 Custom, $300 – 2nd Place Terry Kepley’s 1999 H-D Sportster, $200 – 3rd Place Randall Shaffer’s 1941 H-D Knucklehead Bobber. Best Display: Jamie Littlejohn’s 1987 Softail Custom Competition Class: 1st Place Shannon Rose’s 2009 H-D Street Bob, 2nd Place Gary Sharpe’s 1977 H-D XLCR Exotic Class: 1st Place Terry Kepley’s 2018 Chopper, 2nd Place Thomas Doutt 2021 Custom Antique Class: 1st Place Phil Gibson’s 1952 H-D FLH, 2nd Place Gerod Bennett 1972 EG Custom Dresser Class: 1st Place Tony Crowder’s 2015 H-D Road Glide, 2nd Place Jamie Littlejohn’s 2006 H-D Street Glide Bobber Class: 1st Place Rob Whitlow’s 1982 H-D Sportster, 2nd Place Randall Shaffer’s 1941 H-D Knucklehead Bobber Dresser Class: 1st Place Gary Cox’s 1997 H-D Road King, 2nd Place Gornie Williams 1995 H-D FL Radical Class: 1st Place John Blaylock’s 2010 Custom Build, 2nd Place Terry Kepley’s 2007 Titan Street Customs Class: 1st Place Travis Price’s 1999 Ultra Ground Pound, 2nd Place Terry Kepley’s 2001 H-D Softail Modified Class: 1st Place Brent Meech’s 2022 Custom, 2nd Place Terry Kepley’s 1999 H-D Sportster Stock Class: 1st Place Jamie Littlejohn’s 1987 Softail Custom, 2nd Place Angel Pousada’s 2013 H-D Sportster. The Charlotte CBA Swap Meet is a must attend event. It’s such a good event that they put it on twice a year! Your next chance is November 12-13, 2022. So, mark



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A Salute To Biker Moms For Mother’s Day By: Lincoln Infield

he best moms are moms of bikers, but bad ass moms

Shannon Rights: Mother of 3, Grandmother to 3

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Molly Infield: Mother of 3, Grandmother to 3

ARE bikers. If you’re reading this magazine, your mom did a pretty good job with you, I mean, hey, you can read, right?! My bet is that you didn’t fully realize how much of a bad ass your mom is until much later in life. Maybe it took watching your mom swing her leg over a motorcycle and ride off into the sunset with a dozen other bikers for you to fully realize your mom wasn’t just someone who refilled your bowl of goldfish, helped you blow your nose and made you brush your teeth each day. Biker moms do all that mom stuff, plus lead pretty awesome personal lives collecting miles on their bikes and partying it up at events and rallies. Moms are amazing humans and May is the month that we celebrate them for one whole day, Mother’s Day. So as a salute to biker moms, we interviewed three local biker moms to talk to them about riding motorcycles and Mother’s Day. First up is Shannon Rights, you may know her as the NC coordinator for Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group, or as the Pres of the Chrome Angels RC Sacred Sinners Chapter, but she’s also a badass biker mom of three kids and grandmother of three! Shannon rides a Harley Street, her first Harley and admittedly her favorite bike. She also acquired a Suzuki Bandit six months ago and is enjoying riding a street bike again. Shannon says, “When I’m riding my bike, it’s indescribable, it’s the best thing in the world. You get to commune with nature and God, get your thoughts in the right place, relax and just enjoy everything that you get to see”. Kristin Shipwash is the mother of two young girls and Owner / Co-Founder of The Rebel Spirit in Thomasville, NC. Kristin has to split time with her three bikes. Her “go to” bike is a 2012 Honda Fury, but also enjoys taking her 1979 HD FLH out for a spin when she’s not showing off “Boogie Nights” the 1972 Honda CB750 Chopper. Kristin was hesitant about leaving the back seat to pilot her own motorcycle but says, “Actually finally doing it, it feels like nothing else. You can’t compare it to anything else. It’s very empowering to be a woman on a motorcycle”. I couldn’t very well do an article on Mother’s Day without including my very own mother, Molly Infield. Obviously, she’s a true badass for mothering my two siblings and myself. She also claims 3 grandchildren. Molly is the Executive Editor of The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine and rides a 1999 Harley-Davidson RoadKing that she affectionately calls her “Road Queen”. Molly says, “Motorcycling to me is absolute freedom. Freedom of the road, freedom to have fun and just freedom for everything”. These three biker moms have all logged a ton of miles and have earned a saddlebag full of cool biker stories. It’s hard to pull out a favorite motorcycle memory but they all managed to recall a top ranking memory. Kristin was quick to recall a

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2019 ride to Florida for her annual anniversary trip with her husband, Zach. It was set to be the longest one day ride that she had taken in the 5 years she’d been on two wheels. She laughed a bit when she narrated her ride in which she was “all good and ready to accomplish the day”, but her husband, Zach was the one battling road gremlins and being uncomfortable. “It was just awesome to accomplish that in one day, and me be the one who was totally cool with it.” Kristin concluded. Shannon spoke about a memory she had riding with her brother, Sonny, on the back of his Harley Ultra while she was 8 months pregnant. “So here I am, 8 months pregnant, full of baby and I’m riding with my big brother. That was a great memory” She said. Shannon also threw out a memory of riding through the mountains of West Virginia in the rain with some of her Chrome Angel sisters on the way to Chilicothe, OH where she was given her patch by the National Founder of the Chrome Angels. “Those (conditions) make for a memorable bonding experience”, Shannon explained. Molly had a few riding experiences to talk about as well, including riding to Milwaukee, Wisconsin for Harley-Davidson Motor Company’s 100th Anniversary Celebration. “It was a thrill to go to Milwaukee and as you were pulling into town, there was people on the over passes and they were clapping. They made everyone feel welcome, it was really a lot of fun.” She also recalled a “little trip” on the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, to the D-Day Memorial in Bedford, VA. “It’s always a good time on your motorcycle” she concluded. As far as family goes, all three of these moms have ridden

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with their children. Whether their kids were on their own 2 wheels or riding with them, it seems the tradition is being passed on. “It was quite a thrill” Molly said about riding with her kids. All three of us kids rode at one point in time and although I don’t think we ever all rode together, we all put in a few miles with mom. Shannon said “For me it’s amazing to be able to do that. But for them, they are a little bit nervous”. Although Shannon has completed several advanced riding courses, she and her kids apparently have different riding styles and they worry about her. “I’ll go like a crazy person and they are trying to keep up, It makes them nervous sometimes” she said. Kristin’s daughters are two young to ride their own yet but she is bringing them up right. “I think having a motorcycle business and riding as often as we do has gotten them use to it being normal”. Kristen also mentioned that they have a mini chopper in the works for her oldest daughter who also rides on the back or in the side car with her and Zach on the toy runs. Her youngest daughter is an bike event veteran and is already riding her own 4 wheeler at 10 months. When it comes to Mother’s Day, Kristin knows that it is the day to celebrate “the one who did all the hard work”, and hey, why would we Dads argue with that? At least not on Mother’s Day. “Moms are the go to it seems like, especially for my girls”. She says. Mother’s Day makes Molly recall all the special gifts that her kids gave her over the years. “Mother’s Day has always been a special day for me in the fact that the things I get out are the things that my children did for me when they were young.” “It helps me remember how special it is to be a mother”. Shannon says Mother’s Day is “The chance to come together as a family to honor the Mama’s for all they do for us they do for us throughout the year. It hits a little different once you’ve lost your Mama.” When it comes to advice for other mother’s who may be thinking of riding, Shannon offers this advice, “Whether you’re a mother or not, if you are thinking about riding your own, do it. It will change your life, it’s the best thing in the world”. And by that, I’m sure she means, it’s the best thing in the world, after your kids. Right?! I told you these biker moms were bad ass, didn’t I?! Well, this was only part of the interview. Head over to our website, and find the rest of the interview on our Video page. You can also look Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine up on YouTube, don’t forget to like and subscribe. While you are thinking about moms, let me remind you that Mother’s Day is May 8th, so make sure you get your momma something special for putting up with you for all these years. If you are reading this after Mother’s Day, hopefully you remembered or at the very least told her that her present was “in the mail”. Just remember, your mom is most likely way more bad ass than you think she is. If you are lucky enough to be able to ride with your mom, get out there and put on some miles together. Take her out for a fancy meal on two wheels, or maybe just to her favorite watering hole for a cold one. Everyone’s mom is different, but there is one thing that remains the same, there is nothing like a Mother’s love. I love you mom! Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there.


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now live in the good ole USA. My personal favorite Memorial Day scripture is John 15:13: Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. What is this really talking about? Self-sacrifice or placing the needs of others above our own is a characteristic of true Christians. Matthew 22:37-39: Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’” I have never met more unselfish people than bikers. The willingness to sacrifice to provide help to those in need with illness, children, the less fortunate and not only at Christmas but year round. The world needs more people to show the love of Jesus every day to everyone, not just those we like or are like us. This Memorial Day I encourage you to participate in one of the many rides or visit a veteran’s cemetery to pay respects and honor to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice along with their loved ones. Blessings, Floyd




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Riding Weather At Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson

Bragg Harley-Davidson is certainly celebrating the riding weather that we are all enjoying! The months of spring are bringing many opportunities for motorcycle fun and you can find them all at Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson. Nowadays, you can always catch a local chapter on the grill! The community supports local clubs and organizations, they always add to the hometown family atmosphere. April was full of many festivities including several Easter celebrations. Easter eggs and candy were all over the place along with some awesome smiles from the kids who received them, and the bikers that handed them out! If you’re looking for a group ride you can always find one there and normally one with a heartfelt cause to support locally. The second annual “Riding for Hope” bike run was April 30th. The ride was hosted by the Jarred Bryan Sparks Foundation. The ride benefits, The “School of ort

Hope” a non-profit private school that specializes in autism. Both the School of Hope and the Jarred Bryan Sparks foundation were founded by loving parents, Rob and Amy Sparks. The nonprofit is in memory and honor of their son Jarred. H.O.P.E. is their mission - providing students with a holistic,


opportunistic, positive education in a nurturing environment. These types of rides just remind us of all the good things bikers do to help out in the community, and Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson is always willing to give a hand. When you come to Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, You are sure to find amazing events centered around motorcycles, with new models and demo rides. You’re sure to have a blast. Get your wrists twisted, check out upcoming events, including Cape Beard’s 10th Anneal Pig Pickin presented by Cape Beard, May 21st. And, for more information about rides and events at Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson check out The Carolinas Full Throttle Magazine “Cruising Calendar”, also online available at

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By Bill Gallaway

Friday, if the weather cooperates, a group of Motorcycle enthusiasts get together for breakfast or lunch and selects a destination. This ride takes them to Georgia and North Carolina as well as South Carolina. There are usually 8 to 12 riders that show up for the ride. The route is almost always into the mountains which are very scenic and cooler for the summer rides. There are around 35 possible riders in the group, however I’ve never seen all of them at one time. There is something for everyone, flat straight roads or curvy mountain roads or a combination of all sorts. The latest ride was to Tryon, NC lmost every

to the Side Street Pub for Lunch. Our route took us through a few Pickens, SC County roads while heading to Marietta, SC to connect with US276. We then took a couple state routes, 414 and 14, before connecting with US176 to make our way into Tryon, NC. Upon arrival we had plenty of bike parking in their large, paved lot. We filled a couple large booths and sampled some of their delicious Italian offerings, from pasta de fagioli to fettuccine and pizza. After stuffing ourselves, we came back on the always spectacular Highway 11 with mountain views before jumping back on to some county roads to get home. It was a great spring day for a ride. I’m looking forward to many more.




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Rest In Peace Dale Walksler By: Anchor

Saturday, we all came together and showed our love and support for a celebration of life of Dale Walksler. When I first arrived at Dale’s Wheels Through Time to see the memorial and talk to the people that knew him best, I noticed a basic theme of how everybody spoke about him. It was admiration, of friendship and of being a great family member! Most of all, he was known worldwide as a man of antique motorcycles. I got to speak with people that knew Dale in high school and that watched Matt and Aaron grow up and saw how Dale progressed through the years. Personally, I only got to know Dale for about 6 to 7 years, so when I heard the different speakers talk about how they met Dale or how he found them, I realized my story was very similar to most of them. How I met the legendary Dale was walking up to deliver magazines and he was sitting on the bench. He asked me if I worked for Full Throttle because he saw my shirt and I said yes sir. He introduced himself and asked me if I had ever been in Inside the museum. I said no, I’ve only dropped off books over the years. He took me inside and just started showing me all sorts of motorcycles that ran and he was very proud of showing them off. My story and what I have to offer is very little compared to the wonderful things that his family members were saying about him, how his Pastor was talking of him, and how board members and longtime volunteer/employees spoke so highly of Dale! Before the celebration of life took place quite a few people noticed that the museum was open as they drove by so they pulled in, not realizing what was actually taking place. Once they found out, they didn’t jump back on their bikes or in their cars and leave, they stuck around to find out why that museum is in Maggie Valley. Dale decided to move the museum from Vermont to Maggie Valley because it was a central hub point for people from miles around to come visit and be a part of this large dream. I found out that it took a very large ordeal of help and tractor trailer trucks to move just what he had in Vermont to Magn this beautiful

gie Valley. It was a major undertaking and once he started to build, he put the museum on the forefront of being done. He didn’t rebuild the cabin behind the museum until he pretty much had everything done that he wanted in the museum. Dale proved that a man that has a dream can teach that dream to others, including his own family, and continue a legacy that will be here for many generations to come. Dale’s legacy will continue to grow and prosper and feature new motorcycles to the museum, and possibly some old cars. You can tell from some of the photos taken one of the newest editions to the Wheels Through Time family is the Harley-Davidson tractor trailer built from a motorcycle. If you have the opportunity, to go to Facebook and find Dale’s Wheels Through Time Museum, like it, and watch what’s going on now. Or better yet, plan a trip to Maggie and watch Matt his team and you could see all the cool things that Dale wanted to do in the museum. There are and will be new and cool things that are happening at this museum that Matt’s father built. Dale will be missed, but his legacy goes on and it will for many generations. Rest in Peace, Dale.



For Our Causes Helping Us Help Ride-N-Rally


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The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine to list all of the charities that Carolina Bikers are involved in. Bikers have big hearts and are willing to help each other and the public. Come riding season, you can make one poker run in the morning and end up at another that afternoon. Trying to support everyone. Well, some Bikers in the Hickory, NC, area got to thinking about how they could promote and support each others’ charities and rides. I was glad to see the flyer for Helping Us Help Ride-N-Rally For Our Causes. It was clubs and friends who I’ve known for many years. The Rolling Saints RC was founded with the goal of helping their community. The ManiaX RC supports several great local causes during the year. One of the biggest local charity events, the Bronson Run, is put on by the Hickory Riding Club. We do things all year to raise money for that ride and party. The Wizard Saloon is Hickory’s oldest real biker bar. Mike Dyson has for decades put on the local toy run and been involved in many other charities. Angel, his daughter, is taking on more responsibilities with the bar and charities. Soon as I saw the flyer, it looked like Ivan and Homie were planning a cool event for the second Saturday in April. This is something a few of us have talked about doing. I love the idea of an early Spring ride and rally to promote the local biker charity events. Hand out flyers, sell drawing tickets, promote your events and club. Ivan West and Jeff Coffey from The Rolling Saints RC explained how the H.U.H. Ride came about. “The H.U.H. ride was an idea from one of our members Bill Padgett who wanted to help out all the charities he always supported. He saw we all had some lower ride attendance the past few years due to Covid. So Bill approached Rolling Saints RC, Maniax RC, Hickory Riding Club and the Wizard Saloon for all of us to do a ride and rally to help get a jump start for our main charities.” t would take a full issue of

“All ride proceeds were split four ways and each organization would sell their on support gear and other things they do personally and those would go directly to that organization. The H.U.H. ride was a great success and bringing these four groups together to help each other and our communities was one of the best events I have been to. All proceeds the Rolling Saints RC received on this ride is going to help get a jump start on our Hearts and Hope Ride that is coming up this June 18th.” The ride started at John’s Tavern down by the river. John’s is the oldest bar in town. Catawba County has been a party place since pioneer days. There are bars at many of the roads crossing the county line. Folks made a quick stop at the local Harley Shop, Blue Ride H-D. Then they rode over to the Rolling Saints clubhouse. Next stop was the ManiaX RC clubhouse. They have a well known place, The Big V. With perfect riding and partying weather, the stop at the Wizard was outside. Sit and chill before heading over to the Hickory Riding Club. I love their clubhouse. It looks like you are riding into a 1970 Peter Fonda Grade B Biker Flick. Make your last dice roll and turn in your hand. Say hey to Gonzo. At the Hickory Riding Club property there is plenty of room for a trailer band stage, beer tent, club tents and vendors. They even allowed camping for folks who came Friday or weren’t going home until Sunday. Watch out for that Big Tom Turkey. He is chasing all the hens in those woods and is a fighter. I was sittin’ and chillin’ in the Wizard Saloon booth when Angel rode in with a big smile. I think that smile, and all the others, reflected how great the day was going. Nice weather, good friends, cool ride and now it was time to party. Doesn’t Madder started cranking up the tunes. Dancing and singing was next on the agenda for some folks. “This was a great ride for a great cause,” Angel said. “We look forward to doing this annually. This could become the biggest event in Catawba county.” James Cope, local Conover guy, had the High Roll. Gwen and Scott Hargett, Connelly Springs, had the low roll. I don’t remember who won the 50/50 or got the coolest door prizes. Ivan West, one of the organizers, took the mike and auctioned off a table of cool donated things. I was relaxing by the beer booth. Making sure not to wave at folks and Ivan think I was bidding. It was great to see some of the Old Hickory Bikers out on a Saturday afternoon. Several of the other local clubs were there. Street Survivors are some guys I’ve know a while and fixing to have their anniversary party soon. Gonzo, Hickory RC president, summed the day up well. “Thanks to all the folks who came out. The ride and rally turned out great. It’s less work for all of us when we work together. This was a great idea. Glad that the Hickory Riding Club was a part of it. Good way to start Spring with a ride



as the other three clubs and organizations received $1101 after the very minimum expenses to produce this rally were paid,” Homie said. “On Sunday April 10 The ManiaX mounted their motorcycles and delivered the proceeds from the H.U.H. rally to help their community in need. A portion was delivered to Bob & Jean Carter of Conover. A retired couple on fixed incomes who are battling memory issues (Bob) and Cancer (Jean). The remaining portion was delivered to the Brotherton family of Catawba. A father, mother and two children who lost their home and most of their life’s possessions to a house fire the Friday before the rally.” “Neither recipient expected the rumbling of motorcycles rolling into their driveways on a quite Sunday afternoon nor did they expect to receive the gifts. Both families were so grateful, not beWinners And Losers (L-R) Gwen And Scott Hargett, James Cope, Ivan West And Mike Huffman. cause the size of the gifts but the hearts and love in which the gifts were given. ‘You have restored my faith and party. We don’t always see eye to eye on everything. But in humanity’ one mother said. Another family member said it was great to see folks put that aside and work together.” ‘Thank you for looking out for our community.’ Both families Those ManiaX quickly put their proceeds from the day to want to pay it forward when they get back on their feet and work helping neighbors who needed it now. Tim “Homie” Help Us Help our charities and community,” Homie said. Heafner said the very next day they were out visting folks. Helping Us Help Ride-N-Rally For Our Causes turned out “The ManiaX Riding Club of Catawba, NC, would like to great and you can expect it to be even bigger and better next thank everyone involved in the planning and execution of the year. H.U.H. (Helping Us Help) Ride-N-Rally. The ManiaX as well


The Infidels MC Poker Run

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By: Popcorn

HARLOTTE, NC – On Saturday April 2nd 2022, the Infidels Motorcycle Club held their First Annual Infidels Poker Run to raise money for The Independence Fund, a national non-profit for Veterans and their families headquartered in Charlotte, NC. The Poker Run made stops at three local bars and one motorcycle dealership. This event was open to the public and had a $1,000 grand prize for best hand and $200 prize for worst hand. “This poker run was a chance for members of the Charlotte chapter of the Infidels MC, to engage with the local community in supporting the needs of our nation’s wounded, ill, and injured Veterans. In doing so we were able to donate the proceeds totaling $5,000 from our inaugural Poker Run to The Independence Fund, a national non-profit for Veterans

and their families headquartered in Charlotte, NC.” -Loctite, President - Infidels MC, Charlotte “We would like to thank all the sponsors who made this possible and we look forward to making this event bigger and better next year” Popcorn, Secretary - Infidels MC, Charlotte We met the goal of the Poker Run was to raise $5,000 for The Independence Fund to support more of America’s greatest heroes. Stops on the Poker Run included Independence Harley, Two Bucks Saloon, Westside Tavern, and J&J’s Tavern. ABOUT THE INDEPENDENCE FUND: Founded in 2007, The Independence Fund is committed to empowering the nation’s catastrophically wounded, injured, or ill Veterans to overcome physical, mental, and emotional wounds incurred in the line of duty. They are dedicated to improving the lives of both Veterans and their families. Through their Mobility, Caregiver, Advocacy, Casework, Operation RESILIENCY, Independence@Home and Family programs, The Independence Fund strives to bridge the gap of unmet needs for Veterans and their Caregivers. ABOUT THE INFIDELS MOTORCYCLE CLUB: The Infidels Motorcycle Club was started in 2006 by the founder “Slingshot” while working as a security contractor in Iraq. The idea of a Military based traditional motorcycle club made up of veterans, contractors and patriotic Americans has grown to include 24 chapters across the continental United States and one in Germany. For the past 15 years, the Infidels MC has offered great brotherhood to club members and support to various community and military focused charities throughout the country.



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By: Lincoln Infield

Mecklenburg Police Officer Mia Goodwin lost her life in the line of duty on December 22, 2021, when a tractor trailer crashed into two CMPD cruisers. Officer Goodwin was a mother of three and was fresh back to work from Maternity leave. Not too long after the tragedy, local biker and event coordinator Crystal Ashe was contacted by a member of the motor patrol to organize a memorial event for Officer Goodwin. It was too close to Christmas and the pain too fresh to organize an event right away, so plans were laid to have the memorial ride on April 9th, the Saturday prior to what would have been her 34th birthday, April 15th. A ton of planning went in to pulling off this meaningful memorial ride. The coordination efforts that Crystal and her team put together was pretty amazing. The ride started and harlotte

ended at the Oasis Shriners Club in Charlotte. Event staff was able to direct traffic and keep the staging running smoothly. The Shrine Club was large enough to handle parking for the 181 bikes, trikes, spiders and slingshots, 20 cars, 40 jeeps, 27 trucks and 14 escorting officers’ vehicles. It may have not been the turnout that was expected, but was a great turnout for a chilly, overcast, 50 degree day with a steady breeze. The pre-ride meeting was full of emotion. Crystal Ashe called the riders together to go over some ride instructions and to talk about the purpose of the day. She also introduced Mia’s father, Antonio Figueroa, who came into town from New Jersey to be part of the memorial ride. Mr. Figueroa mustered the strength to address the crowd. He thanked the crowd as he choked back tears, it was tough. Crystal also read a moving poem that was written about the Officer Goodwin. Mecklenburg County Sheriff, Garry McFadden was also on hand talk about what this day meant to him and offered up a prayer before we rode. Naturally, the entire ride was escorted and the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office had the parade route sewed up. The lead vehicle was flying two “Thin Blue Line” American Flags and the lead bike, along with other bikes, was flying Old Glory. The line of bikes was a beautiful site. The ride lasted close to an hour and went by the bridge where Officer Goodwin lost her life and ended back at the Shrine Club. Once all the vehicles were parked back at the Shrine Club, the day’s festivities went on. The chow line formed for the BBQ trays that were waiting on us. There was a DJ spinning tunes while we waited and a silent auction that stretched the length of the room. Event staff was circulating the room selling tickets for a 50/50 that



The final tally was $12,750 raised for Mia’s Children. It was a great tribute and showing of love to Mia, her family and law enforcement. My hat is off to Christal Ashe and her other half Dennis Koch who really put their heart and soul in to showing the appropriate respect to this fallen officer. Her team of volunteers and sponsors deserve a pat on the back as well. Officer Mia Goodwin may have fallen, but because of Crystal and all the supporters at this event, she will not be forgotten.

was already over $1000. You could also snag a t-shirt, decals or stickers for the event. All the proceeds from these items were going to an endowment fund for Mia’s children. Crystal made sure to call up all the officers who escorted the ride, the off-duty officers who rode with us and the Sheriff some recognition on the mic. The event moved on to the silent auction and the 50/50 raffle.



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Uptown Lexington Kicks Off Bike Night Season! By: Lincoln Infield

Lexington Bike Night at Bull City Ciderworks started off with a bang. Not sure if it was a bang from the drummer in the band, from the pipes on one of the hundred plus bikes in attendance or from tires blowing in The Rebel Spirit Burnout Pit. Either way, it was a killer time. It was only 60 degrees at dusk and the breeze was a blowing, but that didn’t stop the hoard of bikers from enjoying the first Uptown Bike Night of the year. I rolled in around 6pm and alley and parking lot of the Ciderworks was PACKED with motorcycles. I dipped into the parking lot and caught a space beside The Rebel Spirit’s booth and the burnout pit. Killing Fiction was plugged in and rocking the stage, the food trucks were slinging food as fast as they could and folks were partying down. Bull City Ciderworks has a great industrial gasoline alley vibe going on and some really killer ciders on tap. They were slinging those ciders from the bar and an outptown

side tap with a steady line all night. Killing Fiction was up on the balcony by the bar doors ripping some great tunes. These guys, and a gal, really wail. Seven o’clock they took a break and Bike Night Coordinator Jack Waters took the stage to make some announcements. He was making sure everyone knew that Pandemonium Performance Custom Cycles was giving away $100 for the best bike on the lot and that The Rebel Spirit burn out contest was coming up! Zach and Kristin Shipwash had brought their mobile burnout pit along with their custom handlebars, motorcycle accessories and TRS Swag. The first contestant was Shannon Rose on his Sportster, Jacquelyn. Shannon burned that tire for over 4 minutes making his ground pounder exhaust cherry red and sending up smoke signals that I’m sure Greta Thornburg could see. There was no reason for anyone to challenge that performance and Shannon was awarded the sweet TRS custom trophy for his effort. Killing Fiction took back the stage till after 8pm when Jack reclaimed the mic for more announcements. Next, Tyler Styles from Tom McGrath Motorcycle Law Group stepped into the lime light to give away some tickets to the upcoming June Jam event on June 10-12th at the Rowan County Fair Grounds. The 50/50 winner was also announced and the cash was donated back to Davidson County Cancer Services who was the beneficiary of the event. The last big event of the night was the best bike on the lot competition. Kary Blaylock of Pandemonium Performance Custom Cycles broke out a crispy $100 bill and handed it over to Josh Garwood for his super clean single sided swing

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4th Annual Freedom Biker Church Bike Blessing By: Bill Gallaway

March 26 was the 4th Annual Bike Blessing sponsored by Freedom Biker Church of the Foothills in Pickens County South Carolina. The day was a semi cool 60 degrees and sunny and windy. I thought the weather was fantastic for the event. And so did around 100 others. There was music, food, vendors and fellowship. You could ride, visit with others, just hang or listen to the live music. I enjoyed the music and the pulled pork sandwiches that were delicious. I always run into some friends and acquaintances at these events and this one was no different. Doesn’t matter if you haven’t seen your friends for two years it’s like you just saw them last week. That’s true friendship. Some friends I first met around 8 years ago; I think. Time has gone so fast I can’t remember how many years to be exact. I do know however that I have been blessed over the years and my faith has provided me with a bountiful life. If you experienced a Bike Blessing be sure to pass it on. We can use all the blessings possible and tell your friends where you received it. Remember to live for today and enjoy life because we are not promised tomorrow. For more information go to www.freedombikerchurch. aturday


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1st Annual Skeeter Memorial Ride By: Becca- Bonez’s Wife

2 wheels tragedy can strike. Unfortunately, Kyle “Skeeter” Blackwell of Steel Rain MC lost his life in a motorcycle crash April 7th,2021. A day that rocked the lives of so many in the motorcycle community. Kyle was headed to work early that morning when he was hit by an SUV, operated by an impaired driver. At just 30 years old, Kyle died at the scene. Skeeter was an amazing young man that had a heart of gold and a goofy grin that was incredibly infectious. He loved to ride motorcycles, play guitar, sing, dance, drink PBR and hang out with his family, club, and friends. Skeeter would give you the shirt off his own back literally. If he could be there for you in any capacity, he would and whole heartedly. There were so many lives affected losing such a rare and precious soul from this world. One of the many qualities Skeeter possessed was his love. He loved his son Chase and all Chase’s siblings. Christian Hughes, Cloie Hughes, Cayleigh Hughes, and Hazel Hughes were all invited into Skeeter’s life and love without question. Chase’s mom, April, and her husband, Ronald (Doodle) were all friends and shared many memories and laughs with all the kids. Skeeter was the Road Captain for the Winston-Salem Chapter of Steel Rain Motorcycle Club (SRMC). In honor of his memory, Skeeter’s brothers: T-Rex (President), Bonez (Vice President), Ice (Secretary), Kixx (treasurer), Sandman (Sargent at Arms), Bear (Lieutenant), and their families host an annual fundraiser in April every year, for Chase Hughes’ college fund. Chase is 10 years old, but shows so many of his dad’s amazing qualities already. This year at Chase’s birthday party we all got to see Skeeter’s goofy and infectious grin again. It was plastered on the face of that 10-year-old little boy when his, uncles - as Chase affectionately calls them rolled in on their motorcycles and celebrated with him. ach of us knows when riding

T-rex from SRMC shares, “I was most impacted by how Skeeter was always genuine in his love for his brothers. He respected everyone and truly treated us all like family. He had a habit of lifting us up when we had a bad day. It was natural for him. His smile was contagious. He would always hug me and tell me he loved me.” Bear from SRMC shares, “ What can I say about Skeeter. He would give you the shirt off his back if you asked for it. The way he would answer the phone “well hey buddy” will never get out of my head. He would put you in a good mood even if you wasn’t. He was there for anyone especially the kids. I remember when Able didn’t want to walk across the rocks after a long night at a bonfire because his feet hurt. So here Skeeter comes saying come here buddy, uncle Skeeter’s got you. He was all in all one hell of a good guy. Before he passed, he put his arm around me and said to me ‘stick with me bubba I got your back’. Now he looks down on me and all the one’s he loved and will have our backs forever. You can’t have Steel without the Rain brother, give em hell until we get there my friend. Love you bubba. P.S. my pipes are still louder.” Bonez from SRMC shares, “Skeeter and I were friends, well before we became brothers. My best memory of Skeeter is breaking off from the group and we were riding through the countryside. We ended up getting lost, but just kept riding. Eventually we stopped and were trying to decide where to go. Skeeter said ‘hell, lets go left’. We just rode. The rain started pouring on us, but we didn’t care. We eventually came out somewhere in Winston, headed to the closest



bar, had a drink and just talked. Next, we headed to Double D’s Burnout Saloon and hid from the rain for a bit. Once the rain broke, we headed to my house, parked our bikes in my garage, and then had a shot. Skeeter flashed his goofy grin and said ‘damn good ride brother’. He was real. We both could find peace in just a ride. It didn’t matter when or where we were going.” Kyle “Skeeter” Blackwell, you are loved and you are missed by so many. Each of us were lucky to have a place in your life and are better for it. Thank you for your love, kindness, loyalty, and happy soul. The Steel Rain MC family is proud to honor your memory by annually raising funds to send Chase to college. “He’s up in heaven now, He took that final ride He’s with the angels now, flying by his side He’s riding like an eagle, beyond where we can see He took that final journey, forever riding free”

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The End Of An Era By: Bill Gallaway his past month marks the end of

an era. The Star Touring and Riding organization, a fun, family oriented independent motorcycle association, closed their doors. The Corporation has filed bankruptcy on 3/31/22. This occurred due to multiple reasons. Declining membership, Covid 19 restrictions, lack of support from Yamaha, and no new motorcycles like in the past for cruising. The founders Alan and Ginger Cease could not continue to operate the organization operating at a financial loss. Last year, Star Days in Las Vegas as the last opportunity for all Chapters from around the world to attend this international event. Over the years, the annual Star Days Conference was a chance to come together for camaraderie, riding, family fun and a chance to meet new friends and visit with old ones. This organization helped make lifelong friendships. Everyone met for the same reason – ride safely and have fun doing it. While I was a member for 15 years, I made many friends in the local Greenville, SC Chapter as well as the other SC Chapters and even a few from North Carolina and Michigan. During Star Days, there were always theme rides, for instance, a hero’s ride in honor of all those who watch over us, i.e., Police, Fire, First Responders along with the theme rides we rode to collection sites where we would distribute food and household supplies to needy families. Our Star Family foundation was set up to help our members when they fell on hard times and our Feed the Children Annual Food Drive provided food for needy children. The name of the organization was called Star after the Yamaha cruise line of motorcycles and while most riders rode Yamahas, it wasn’t enforced unless you held an officer position in your local Chapter where it was expected.

During the past 15 years I have ridden Yamahas, Honda, Victory and Harley-Davidson motorcycles. We always had a vision statement which was “We Are Star”. I guess for now we will say “We Were Star”. It was a great organization to have been involved in and still have the memories. There are many members that are interested in keeping the organization active at the local level and I’m sure we will see more information as the riding season is upon us.


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Mikes 5th Annual Cowboy Chili Challenge Story and photos by Alan Dockery he first Saturday of spring was bright and sunny with Carolina Blue skies at Sons of the South Saloon, Longview, NC, for Mike’s 5th Annual Cowboy Chili Challenge. But the front that pushed out the clouds gave us a steady wind all day. Bikers just laughed about it blowing everything off the tables and kept on cooking. It was a great day to ride over to the bar, hang out and talk with old friends and down bowls of chili with cold beverages. My favorite bike to rumble into Sons of the South that day was Flygirl’s Dad’s Old Blue Evo. Mike owns the oldest real biker bar in Hickory, The Wizard Saloon, and told me he wanted to do something like this at SOS for years. He throws cool outside parties at The Wizard during the summer, but the Cowboy Chili Challenge was a little different. Entrants had to cook outside over a wood fire. Mike had some old big truck rims welded up that made great cookers. This was my second time cooking in the Cowboy Chili Challenge. I love cooking over a campfire and have some cast iron pots. It is a challenge getting the fire right and cooking outside. Making a batch of chili ready in just a couple hours instead of all day simmering. My Pink Pig Chili turned out great. Next year I think I’ll make some Basic Beef and Beans Chili, real cowboy style. This year there was a Cornbread Competition too. I had been practicing since last summer to cook cornbread in my Dutch Oven. Mine turned out real pretty, cooked just right. Some folks got their iron a little too hot and burnt the bottom. Oh well, slice that off and enjoy the good part. I made a brownie on the fire too and it was perfect. I heard someone say, “It’s more about the comradery than the competition.” That was true, all day I was greeted by Biker

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PGR Mission For Al Evans Jr. By: Wally Wersching he Patriot Guard Riders (PGR) is a group of volunteers dedicated to the honorable burial of fallen heroes of the military, law enforcement, and emergency responders. A PGR Mission is to attend the memorial as invited guests of the family, and respectfully honor the fallen hero during the funeral service, and burial (some with full military honors). On Wednesday April 6th, I received an email inviting me to be part of the PGR Mission for Al Evans Jr. Robert Downs would be the ride captain for the Mission. I’ve known Robert for many years. We have been on many PGR Missions together. This Mission was a special one because Al was also a member of the PGR, and we both have stood many flag lines with him over the years. The service for Al would be on April 11th at 11:00AM at the Round Hill Baptist Church Cemetery at 6611 Hudlow Road in Union Mills, NC. Crowe’s Mortuary at 118 College Avenue in Rutherfordton would be officiating. Al was 73 years old when he died. He served his country all his life. He was a sniper in the 5th Army Rangers Wolfpack in Vietnam, and afterwards was a police officer in Atlanta, GA for over 20 years. Then he moved to North Carolina, where he continued to support the Patriot Guard, Rolling Thunder, Sons

of Liberty, and the Wounded Warrior Program. It was an honor to be part of this Mission. I had to go. I decided to go directly to the cemetery instead of meeting at Crowe’s Mortuary. I’m not comfortable riding in a group. I left home on Monday April 11th at about 9:30AM. The directions to the cemetery that I found on-line said that it would take almost an hour to get to the cemetery. I headed west on Rt 74, and veered right to get onto Rt 74A to go toward Rutherfordton. At one of the stoplights in Rutherfordton, I noticed that the group was already at the mortuary. I saw about 30 bikes parked in front.










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I continued on Rt 74A into the town of Ruth, where I turned left to go to Rt 221. I turned right onto Rt 221 heading north toward Marion. After a few miles, I turned right onto Hudlow Road, and the church was about a mile on the right – the cemetery was across the road on the left. I pulled into the large parking lot next to the honor guard from the Boiling Springs, SC American Legion. We talked for a while. I had met them before at other PGR Missions. When the Commander walked up, and told them to go closer to the gravesite, I followed, and parked “Miss Vickie” behind their vehicle. We all waited for the PGR to arrive. Then we heard the rumble of motorcycles in the distance. The sound got louder, and finally, we saw the bikes rolling into the cemetery. Robert was leading the group while riding his Victory. After they parked, I walked up to get a flag, and join in the flag line. We all lined up in a large circle around the tent where the family would be. The family members and other mourners filled the seats under the tent. Then, a man started talking and called all of us in the flag line closer so that we could hear the ceremony. Brother Curtis Lane officiated the ceremony, and had many nice things to say about Al. Then a man who had served in Vietnam with Al talked about how brave and courageous Al was during the war.











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They played a few hymns on a small sound system, and then they folded the flag. The Honor Guard fired three rifle volleys. Then the honor guard played “Taps” which has been standard at military funeral ceremonies since 1891. “There is something singularly beautiful and appropriate in the music of this wonderful call. Its strains are melancholy, yet full of rest and peace. Its echoes linger in the heart long after its tones have ceased to vibrate in the air.” I found that quote on the internet, and I couldn’t improve on its description. I always get a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye when I hear a bugle play “Taps”. Afterwards, the Commander of the Honor Guard gave the folded flag to Vickie (Al’s wife) along with three spent rifle shells representing the three volleys. The flag line dispersed, and we went to put the flags back in the bag until they are needed to honor the next American hero. Robert called us around, and thanked us all for participating. After putting our flags away, we all headed out in different directions – back to our lives; ready to come again when needed to honor another fallen veteran. I’ll keep checking my email for more PGR Missions in my area. It’s my way of honoring our veterans. I’m sure that the PGR will be there for my memorial service when I need them.

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Grand Re-Opening

At Indian Motorcycle Greensboro Triad By: Rose & Lloyd

8th & 9th, Friday and Saturday, Indian Motorcycle Greensboro Triad started their Grand ReOpening at their new location 2924 North Main St. in High Point N.C. This was a two day celebration with the Indian Demo truck on site both days so riders could take these cool bikes out for a spin. I believe I saw just about every brand and model of bikes pulling into the parking lot to check out these new Indians and ride out for a test run. Seriously, there were bikers of all types and many of them test rode every single model. It was a day of constant in and out of the parking lot and many times all the demos were out. Having relocated to North Main gives Indian Motorcycle Greensboro Triad a huge area for events like this. There’s plenty of space for parking, staging rides, swap meets, bike nights, the whole works. But, back to the Grand Re-Opening. Friday’s weather was great and that helped a lot with attendance. Saturday’s weather was a bit cooler and overcast, but, guess what? People were still flowing in the parking lot and Saturday was a repeat of Friday. Everything was the same, except Saturday they were serving hotdogs, chips and sodas and they also had a swap your swag (swap your old T-Shirt for a new one) pretty good deal huh? It’s always interesting to hear what people have to say upon their return on their Demo and listen to comparisons. One common statement I heard over and over was, “man, these things are fast!” And another common thing I noticed was all the smiles. Be sure to stop in and say hello to the friendly staff here at Indian and check out their parts and accessories. It was a great two days spent at Indian Motorcycle Greensboro Triad and I foresee lots of cool events coming up. Pick up a copy of Full Throttle Magazine, so you can keep up with upcoming events, and check out the Indian ad. So, drop on by and check these bikes out, you won’t be disappointed. Safe travels everyone. n the







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Jessi Marie Lindsley Memorial Run By: Jeanie Hood Carter essi was a local to the

Fayetteville area most of her life. She was brutally murdered in Gray’s Creek November 2021. In her honor a Memorial Run & fundraiser was held April 09, 2022. The RUN was held at Gray’s Creek Bar and Grill. Stops were 22Klicks, Corner Pockets, and The Sports Fan. High hand was won by Frank Diaz which generously donated back.

Many generous donations came in from friends and a fabulous raffle boosted to the funds for final expenses and to help with her sons. Jessi loved riding sport bikes, & horses, was an avid fisher, loved her family & friends and would give anyone the shirt off her back. She truly lived life and will never be forgotten. Thank you to all who supported and participated. #justiceforjessi




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New Harley-Davidson® Nightster™ Model

Starts A New Chapter In The Sportster® Motorcycle Story New Liquid-Cooled Revolution® Max 975T Powertrain Tuned for Muscular Torque MILWAUKEE, WI (April 12, 2022) he 2022 Harley-Davidson® Nightster™ model starts a new chapter in the Harley-Davidson® Sportster® motorcycle story – a leap forward in performance and design while remaining an accessible entry point to motorcycling and the brand. This all-new motorcycle combines a classic Sportster model silhouette with the on-demand performance of the new Revolution® Max 975T powertrain and a host of contemporary electronic rider aids and features. The 2022 Nightster model redefines the Sportster motorcycle experience for a new generation of riders. At the heart of the 2022 Nightster model is the new Revolution® Max 975T powertrain. It is a liquid-cooled, 60-degree V-Twin with a torque curve that stays flat through the broad powerband – and engine performance designed to deliver strong acceleration and robust power through the mid-range. The length and shape of the intake velocity stacks, combined with the airbox volume, are tuned to maximize performance across the engine speed range. The profiles of dual overhead camshafts and Variable Valve Timing phasing on the intake valves are designed to match the performance of this engine. Revolution® Max 975T Engine Specs • Displacement 975cc • 90 HP (67 kW) @7500 RPM • 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm) peak torque @ 5000 RPM • 97mm bore x 66mm stroke • Compression Ratio 12:1 Hydraulic valve lash adjustment ensures quiet operation and eliminates the need for costly, complicated service procedures. Internal balancers help reduce engine vibration to enhance rider comfort and improve vehicle durability. The balancers are tuned to retain just enough vibration to make the motorcycle feel alive.

The Nightster™ model pairs a nimble, lightweight chassis with a powerful engine tuned for strong mid-range performance, an ideal combination for navigating urban traffic and charging along curving backroads. Mid foot controls and a low-rise handlebar put the rider in a centered, comfortable posture on the bike. Unladen seat height is 27.8 inches. The low seat height combined with a narrow profile makes it possible for most riders to confidently place feet down flat at a stop. Front suspension is 41mm SHOWA® Dual Bending Valve conventional forks designed to provide improved handling performance by keeping the tire in contact with the road surface. The rear suspension features dual outboard emulsiontechnology shock absorbers with coil springs and a threaded collar for pre-load adjustment. The Nightster model is equipped with Rider Safety Enhancements* by Harley-Davidson, a collection of technologies designed to match motorcycle performance to available traction during acceleration, deceleration and braking. The systems are electronic and utilize the latest chassis control, electronic brake control and powertrain technology. Its three elements are: Antilock Braking System (ABS) Traction Control System (TCS) Drag-Torque Slip Control System (DSCS) The Nightster model offers selectable Ride Modes that electronically control the performance characteristics of the motorcycle, and the level of technology intervention. Each Ride Mode consists of a specific combination of power delivery, engine braking, ABS and TCS settings. The rider may use the MODE button on the right-hand controller to change the active ride mode while riding the motorcycle or when stopped, with some exceptions. A unique icon for each mode appears




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on the instrument display when that mode has been selected. The 3.1-gallon lightweight plastic fuel cell is located below the seat – what appears to be a traditional fuel tank forward of the seat is a steel cover for the airbox. The fuel fill is reached by lifting the hinged locking seat. Locating the fuel cell below the seat optimizes the capacity of the engine intake airbox and moves the weight of fuel lower in the chassis compared to a traditional fuel tank location, which results in a lower center of gravity for improved handling and easier lift off the side stand. The Nightster™ model features a round 4.0-inch-diameter analog speedometer with an inset multi-function LCD display mounted on the handlebar riser. All-LED lighting is designed

to deliver style and outstanding performance while also making the motorcycle conspicuous to other motorists. The Daymaker® LED headlamp has been designed to produce a homogenous spread of light, eliminating distracting hot spots. Combination rear brake/tail/signal LED lighting is located on the rear fender (US market only). All-new from the wheels up with a look that is lean, low, and powerful, the Nightster model conveys classic Sportster model styling cues, most obviously in the exposed rear shock absorbers and the shape of an airbox cover that evokes the iconic Sportster walnut fuel tank. The round air intake cover, solo seat, chopped fenders and speed screen recall elements of recent Sportster models, while a side cover that conceals the under-seat fuel tank has a shape similar to the previous Sportster oil tank. The Revolution Max powertrain is the centerpiece of the design, framed by snaking exhaust headers and finished in textured Metallic Charcoal powder coat with Gloss Black inserts. A cover below the radiator conceals the battery and helps the radiator appear less prominent. The wheel finish is Satin Black. Paint color options include Vivid Black, Gunship Grey, and Redline Red. Gunship Grey and Redline Red color options will be applied only to the airbox cover; the front and rear fenders and speed screen are always finished in Vivid Black. Harley-Davison® Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories has created a range of accessories for the Nightster motorcycle, designed to enhance fit, comfort and style. The Nightster model arrives at authorized Harley-Davidson® dealerships globally beginning in April 2022. US Base MSRP is $13,499 (Vivid Black) and $13,899 (color options).

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Angel Talavera cruising to a chopper campout, bike night or other various motorcycle event. He’s a real rider and doesn’t mind putting some miles behind him. He caught our eye with his 1981 H-D Lowrider Chopper, Ratfuckt. “When I found the bike it was already a project ratrod. It was coughing and sputtering and needed some love.” Angel said. Angel took the bike home and tore it down and did a top end refresh, rejetted the S&S Super E Carb and started to make it his own. He pieced it together with some ’92 Sportster parts, 2008 Softail Deluxe parts and a few nickel and dime parts that he picked up at swap meets and from Chopper exchange websites. What he couldn’t by he made or called on friends to make. He runs a Baker 6-Speed transmission with the 1340 Shovelhead engine so it will comfortable cruise at high speeds. “It’s a solid running bike” he added. Ratfuct even came with a real taxidermied rat that Angel zip tied to the handlebars as a constant companion. It’s definitely one of those bikes that you gotta stop and take a look at. The longer you look, the more you’ll see. “It’s custom in every way you can think of, but it’s not pretty and I like it that way” Angel concluded. Angel puts the miles on Ratfuckt and said, “It’s a rider, I ride this bike to events. It doesn’t see a trailer unless I break down and can’t fix it on the side of the road.” There was this time that he built a trailer to pull his camping gear to the chopper campout…but I’ll let him tell you that story. Check out the video interview of Angel and Ratfuckt on our Youtube channel or scan this QR code with your smart phone to get the scoop. ou may see


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The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine staff screens hundreds of jokes each month. We make no claim to being politically correct. Most PC jokes just aren’t funny. If you are offended by any of the jokes on this page, take heart in the fact that we go to great lengths to offend everyone equally. This is not a hate crime! At our house we call it “pickin” and it is symbolic of your acceptance in the group. We live in the United States Of The Offended, so get over it!!

I’d offered to drive my mother-in-law to the doctor. But when I arrived at her house, I found her gossiping away with a neighbor. “Mom, we’ve got to go,” I interjected, but she couldn’t hear me over the chatter. “Mom!” I repeated as I pulled her away. “Sorry, but I didn’t know what to do,” she said getting it to the car. “She wouldn’t stop listening to me!” Two hunters are out in the woods when one of them collapses. He’s not breathing and his eyes are glazed. The other guy whips out his cell phone and calls 911. “I think my friend is dead!” he yells. “What can I do?” The operator says, “Calm down. First, let’s make sure he’s dead.” There’s a silence, then a shot. Back on the phone, the guy says, “Okay, now what?” A reporter covering the Iowa State Legislature proceedings wore light summer shoes on a day when it snowed, and the following day – a pleasant, dry one – he wore overshoes. A legislator asked him about it. “It’s the effect of being around government,” he replied. “I am now prepared for yesterday.” A man walks out on his front porch one day and sees a gorilla in the tree on his front lawn. He calls animal control and about an hour later a man shows up with a ladder, a pit bull, and a shotgun. The animal control employee tells the man, “I’m here to get the gorilla out of your tree. I’m going to use this ladder to climb up the tree and shake the branch the gorilla is on to knock him to the ground. The pit bull is trained to go after anything that falls from the tree and bites their balls which calms the animal down so I can put him in the truck.” The man says “Okay, I see what

Spokes & Jokes the ladder and the pit bull are for but what is the shotgun for?” The animal control employee says, “Oh, that’s for you. In case I fall out of the tree instead of the gorilla.”

and hisses, “I thought we had a deal.” The pastor puts a $100 bill into the groom’s hand and whispers, “She made me a better offer.”

A panda walks into a bar, sits down, and orders a sandwich. He eats, pulls out a gun, and shoots the waiter dead. As the panda stands up to go, the bartender shouts, “Hey! Where are you going? You just shot my waiter and you didn’t pay for the food!” The panda yells back, “Hey man, I’m a panda. Look it up!” The bartender opens his dictionary to panda, “A tree climbing mammal of Asian origin, characterized by distinct black and white coloring. Eats, shoots, and leaves.”

A husband exclaims to his wife one day, “Your butt is getting really big. It’s bigger than the BBQ grill!” Later that night in bed, the husband makes some advances towards his wife who completely brushes him off. “What’s wrong?” he asks. She answers, “Do you really think I’m going to fire up this big-ass grill for one little weenie?”

At a party, a young wife admonished her husband, “That’s the fourth time you’ve gone back for cake and ice cream. Doesn’t it embarrass you?” “Why should it?” answered her spouse. “I keep telling them it’s for you.” A lady comes home from her doctor’s appointment grinning from ear to ear. Her husband asks, “Why are you so happy?” The wife says, “The doctor told me that for a forty-five year old woman, I have the breasts of a eighteen year old.” “Oh yeah?” quipped her husband, “What did he say about your forty-five year old ass?” She said, “Your name never came up in the conversation.” During the wedding rehearsal, the groom approaches the pastor with an unusual offer. “Look, I’ll give you $100 if you’ll change the wedding vows. When you get to the part where I’m supposed to promise to ‘love, honor, and obey’ and ‘be faithful to her forever,’ I’d appreciate it if you’d just leave that out.” He passes the minister a $100 bill and walks away satisfied. On the day of the wedding, when it comes time for the groom’s vows, the pastor looks the young man in the eye and says, “Will you promise to prostrate yourself before her, obey her every command and wish, serve her breakfast in bed every morning of your life, and swear eternally before God and your lovely wife that you will not ever even look at another woman, as long as you both shall live?” The groom gulps, looks around, and says in a tiny voice, “Yes,” then leans toward the pastor

A wealthy old lady decides to go on a photo safari in Africa, taking her poodle along for company. One day the poodle starts chasing butterflies and before long, discovers that he’s lost. Wandering about, he notices a hungry-looking leopard heading rapidly in his direction. The poodle thinks, “Uh, oh!” Noticing some bones on the ground close by, he immediately settles down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat. Just as the leopard is about to leap, the poodle exclaims loudly, “Boy, that was one delicious leopard! I wonder if there are any more around here?” Hearing this, the leopard halts his attack in mid-strike, a look of terror comes over him and he slinks away into the trees. “Whew!” says the leopard. “That was close! That poodle nearly had me!” Meanwhile, a monkey who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree, figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the leopard. So off he goes, but the poodle sees him heading after the leopard with great speed, and figures that something must be up. The monkey soon catches up with the leopard, spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself with the leopard. The leopard is furious at being made a fool of and says, “Here, monkey, hop on my back so you can watch me chew that poodle to bits!” Now, the poodle sees the leopard coming with the monkey on his back and thinks, “What am I going to do now?” but instead of running, the dog sits down with his back to his attackers, pretending he hasn’t seen them yet, and waits until they get just close enough to hear. “Where’s that damn monkey?” the poodle says. “I sent him off an hour ago to bring me another leopard!”

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