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The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine


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September 2016

Letter From The Editor........................................... Cover Story - Ray Price Capital City Bikefest........ Bike Nights............................................................. Cruisin’ Calendar.................................................... Quotable Quote...................................................... Hometown Hawgs Iron Butt Ride........................... Speedway Harley-Davidson 3rd Anniversary.......... Ted’s Kickin’ Chicken............................................. Vince’s Good As Gold Installs Frankenstein Trike Kits.............................. Matt Fletcher Memorial Ride And Benefit.............. 1st Annual Suede & Chrome Hot Rods And Harleys Cruise In............................................ Newton Motorcycle,Truck & Car Show Classic..... Quilts Of Valor........................................................ 6th Annual Patriot Rovers Ride For The Fallen....... Following Too Close Creates A Dangerous Situation... The Fifth Annual Iron Chariot Ride......................... 12th Annual Sunday Bash At Tilley Harley-Davidson Of Statesville................. Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner Becomes The Fastest Ever Triumph On The Bonneville Salt Flats... Rolling Thunder NC 6 Bike Wash At Clemmons Motorcycles..................................... Your GPS May Be Spying On You......................... Scooter George...................................................... Boneyard Cycles – Anderson, SC.......................... Rest Easy Ian Tyler Greenway............................... Summer Bash At Greensboro Harley-Davidson.... PGR Mission for Gene Fetherbay - USMC............ Damn, It’s Hot Party And Benefit For Sonja Hefner... Iron Elite Celebration............................................. Freddie Pait Benefit Ride....................................... AMA Pro Flat Track At Charlotte............................ People & Places..................................................... 12th Annual Antique Bikes On Main........................ Spokes & Jokes..................................................... Christmas In July 2016.......................................... Escort To Honor And Respect................................ Statesville HOG Chapter #3548 30th Anniversary... Thunderzone.......................................................... Virtual Bikeshow..................................................... Blinded?................................................................. The Complete Book Of Ducati Motorcycles........... PGR Mission For Daniel Marthers......................... GWRRA Plaque Attack.......................................... 8th Annual Returning Warriors Motorcycle Escort...

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Letter From The Editor





ome people consider September as the end of the “riding season”, but I beg to differ. In the Carolinas, September is the beginning of the fall riding season and is one of the nicest times of the year to ride. The vacation season is mostly over, the kids are back in school, and the rhythm of life seems to return to normal, if there is such a thing. There is no shortage of events to attend as is evidenced by The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Cruisin’ Calendar. The Cruisin’ Calendar, in print or online, is the “go to” resource for Carolina motorcycle riders. No one lists more events than we do and we do it for free. If you want your event included, all that you have to do is go to and click on the “Submit Your Event 24/7” tab on the RH side of our home page. You can also sign up to have the upcoming weekend events sent to your inbox each Wednesday so you never miss another event. The Ray Price Capitol City Bikefest roars into Raleigh, NC on September 23-25. It is the nation’s largest downtown bike rally. In its 12th year, it has grown to attract national celebrities, bike builders, vendors, bands and over 125,000 motorcycle enthusiasts are expected to attend. There are three venues, a street festival with free Sturgis style bike parking on Fayetteville Street, The Motorsports Expo in the Convention Center, and the Ray Price Harley-Davidson dealership. There is shuttle service between the venues and the whole event is family friendly and FREE. Visit www.CapitalCityBikefest. com for more information. There is also a VIP Experience available with perks such as preferred seating at the free concerts and stunt-shows to special meet-and-greet opportunities with some of the talented performers and industry personalities. In addition you’ll enjoy VIP photo opportunities throughout the Bikefest and Expo footprint. Visit for more details. I will guarantee that if you have never been to The Capitol City Bikefest, you will have a blast. If you have then we will see you there again this year. There are many other events to attend all over the Carolinas so check out The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Cruisin’ Calendar, pick some and enjoy the ride.

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The Nation’s Largest Downtown Bike Rally Roars Back into Raleigh!


aleigh streets roar to life for the 12th Annual Ray Price Capital City Bikefest, September 23-25, 2016 with GEICO Motorcycle returning once again as presenting sponsor. Located in one of America’s hottest downtown destinations, Capital City Bikefest is one of the Carolinas’ largest motorcycle festivals. The free, family-friendly weekend festival features a huge schedule of events in downtown Raleigh, the Raleigh Convention Center, and at the nearby by ARC Audio, and many participatRay Price dealership. ing vendors. Other events at the Expo include the weekend-long Raleigh Tattoofest, sponsored by Warlock Tattoos, with proceeds benefiting charity. Cheer on your favorite contestant as Miss Capital City Bikefest is crowned

Ray Price Motorsports Expo & Custom Bike Show There’s only one place to be in September to see some of the country’s most innovative motorcycles. Builders nationwide have been invited to Raleigh for a competition sanctioned by the International Master Bike during a Garage-style Pinup Contest Builders Association and sponsored ,sponsored by Dames, Planes and Automobiles.

Action Sports Everywhere

the “Russian Bear” Ivan Koloff, along with Jimmy Valiant, Ricky Morton of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express and many others, sponsored by Freedom Biker Church. Add it all up for an action-packed weekend indoors at the Expo.

Fun for All Ages

The 12th anniversary means celebrating the biggest bike festival with the most diverse music schedule you’ll find in North Carolina. Food trucks, artists and vendors line Raleigh’s main boulevard, with live music from more than 30 bands on four stages throughout the weekend. Visitors will enjoy diverse sets of live music, from original rock to punk rockabilly to the blues, country, funk, RnB, and much more. It all culminates Saturday night with Nashville stars the Tennessee Werewolves headlining the new Cabarrus St. stage outside the Convention Center.

The Ray Price VIP Experience

Other indoor events include an New this year, the Ray Price VIP action sports exhibition with moExperience offers a host of special tocross, BMX and motorcycle stunt perks to enhance your weekend fun shows as well as drift trike exhibifor $30/person, $50/couple or $60 for tions and more. the entire family (kids under 18). by Misfit Industries and Ryd Wheels. The bike show competition features classes for the top invited builders as well as hobbyists vying for the largest prize purse in the South. Families won’t want to miss the music performances on the Bike On Sunday the action continues Safe NC Expo Stage, live bike build, a Sound-Off Competition sponsored with professional wrestling featuring

Charity Impact

Ray Price Capital City Bikefest benefits the USO of North Carolina and U.S. Veterans Corps, with many ways to participate throughout the weekend, from rides to the Tattoofest to selfie photo shoots downtown and more. Learn about all the action:

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Weekly Bike Nights TUESDAY



BIG AL’S TREEHOUSE 1100 Prospect St High Point NC 336-882-6681

HOG TAILS BAR & GRILL 6333 Clemson Blvd, Pendleton SC 864-224-7876

DOUBLE D BURNOUT SALOON 1408 E. Mountain St., Kernersville, NC 336-992-3033

JOE’S PIG PEN 2908 S. Main St, High Point NC 336-861-0430

LUCKY’S SALOON 1453 Industry Dr, Burlington NC 336-570-1050

FT. BRAGG HARLEY-DAVIDSON 1st & 3rd Friday of the month 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd, Fayetteville NC 910-864-1200

RAY PRICE H-D CAPITAL CITY BIKE NIGHTS Every 1st & 3rd Tues. @ My Way Tavern 522 St. Marys St, Raleigh NC 6 – 9pm 919-832-2261 WEDNESDAY

JR’S TAVERN 901 Greensboro Rd High Point NC 336-887-9144

TED’S KICKIN’ CHICKEN 4695 S Main St, Winston-Salem NC 336-650-0290 TILLEY H-D STATESVILLE BIKE NIGHT @ Horsefeathers Roadhouse 3746 Mt. Pleasant Rd, Sherrills Ford, NC 704-966-0192 THUNDER TOWER H-D BIKE NIGHT @ Quaker Steak & Lube 941 Spears Creek Ct, Columbia, SC 803-461-1121 6-9pm


GOOD TIMES CAFÉ 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month 16 N. Broad St. E., Angier, NC 919-331-0344 SUNDAY

HORSEFEATHERS ROADHOUSE 3746 Mt. Pleasant Rd, Sherrills ford, NC 704-966-0192. Live Music TRAX TAVERN 46 E. Main St, Thomasville NC. 2-9pm

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SEPT 1 BIKE SHOW Smokin’ Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. 6-9pm, live music, beverages. www. 336-790-5026.

SEPT 3 HOG COOKOUT Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Diary Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Donation cookout. 910-864-1200.

( July 31st, Aug 21st after church), day of $25/rider $10/pass, includes lunch. Toni 704-491-7479 Dakoda 704-2929153.

SEPT 1 TAILGATE BIKE NIGHT Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. Cornhole, food. www. 803-4611121.

SEPT 3 RIDE FOR ALZHEIMERS Shelton’s Harley-Davidson 606 Corporate Dr., Goldsboro, NC. Reg 11-12, food, door prizes, 50/50. Benefits Johnston County Walk to End Alzheimers. 919-731-2776.

SEPT 3 QUEEN CITY BIKE FEST Kangaroo Express 935 Charlottetown Ave, Charlotte, NC. Reg 9am KSU 11. Benefits USO of NC. www. 980-8191475.

SEPT 2 BIKE NIGHT Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaines Way, Winterville, NC. 5 – 8. Food, raffles, DJ. Benefits Riley’s Army Services. 252-439-1345.

SEPT 3 NEW RIDERS BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 10am-12pm. 919832-2261.

SEPT 3 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY STE Powersports 1426 Northside Dr., Statesville, NC. 11-3, live music, vendors, swap meet, giveaways, food. 704883-8385.

SEPT 2 BIKE NIGHT Tilley HarleyDavidson 1226 Morland Dr., Statesville, NC. 704-872-3883. SEPT 2-3 LOW COUNTRY HOGFEST 2016 Low Country Harley-Davidson 4707 Dorchester Rd., Charleston, SC. BBQ competition, live bands, custom car & bike show, vendor, contest. Benefits MUSC Children’s Hospital. www. 843-554-1847. SEPT 2-5 16TH ANNUAL OUTER BANKS BIKE SHOW Barry’s Walnut Island Restaurant and Lodge 169 Walnut Island Blvd, Grandy , NC. Live Bands, Vendors, food. Saturday Poker Run. Benefits Navy SEAL Foundation. www. 252-4532261.

SEPT 3 BULL CITY RUMBLE 12 – VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE SHOW Brightleaf District 1007 West Main St., Durham, NC. 12pm, no admission, bike entry fee $7. www. com 919-687-6969. SEPT 3 BRANSON’S RIDE & BENEFIT Riders in the Country 5701 Randleman Rd., Randleman, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11, $10/sgl $20/ dbl, music, raffle, food ($5/non rider). Benefits Branson’s medical expenses. Pat 336-588-2310. SEPT 3 USO RIDE Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. www. 704-979-7433. SEPT 3 4TH ANNUAL FALL MOTORCYCLE RIDE North Union Church of God 12411 Bain School Rd., Mint Hill, NC. Reg 8-9:30 am KSU 10, Pre reg $20/rider $5/pass

SEPT 3 HORSEPOWER CHALLENGE STE Powersports 1426 Northside Dr., Statesville, NC. 10-3, $20 entry. Sponsored by Clutches Cycles, STE & Max Power Mobile Dyno. sig@stepowersports. com 704-883-8385. SEPT 3 RIDE FOR PAULA HarleyDavidson of Asheville 20 Patton Cove Rd., Swannanoa, NC. Reg 10 KSU 12, $10/rider, 50/50, prizes, raffles, food, live music. 828-2156508. SEPT 5 26TH ANNUAL AUTO REUNION & MOTORCYCLE SHOW Historic Downtown Matthews 210 Matthews Station St., Matthews, NC. 9am-3pm $25/auto $15/bike. Kelly Barnhardt 704-847-3649


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SEPT 9-10 BFBF 6TH ANNUAL MUSIC FEST RALLY Vander Civic Assoc. 128 Rockhill Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Fri gates open 5pm, Sat 10am, bands, vendors, bike rattle, art auction. www.

SEPT 10 40TH ANNUAL FALL OPEN HOUSE Harley-Davidson of New Bern 1613 Hwy 70E, New Bern, NC. New product demo, test rides, food, live entertainment. www. 252633-4060.

SEPT 9-11 US MILITARY VETS MC NC COMBINED ANNUAL ROCKIN’ THE ROOST Rider’s Roost Motorcycle Resort 100 Elk Creek Rd., Ferguson, NC. Reg $20/sgl $30/ dbl, tent camping free, door prizes, music, games. Allen Allison 828-3086746 Sandra Roberts 828-308-2946.

SEPT 10 SOLDIERS UNITED COOKOUT Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson 3950 Sycamore Diary Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Donation cookout. 910-8641200.

SEPT 9-11 THUNDER IN THE SMOKIES FALL RALLY Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, 3374 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC. Gates open Fri 11-11, Sat 9am-11pm, Sun 9am-3pm. Music, vendors, tour rides, cash prizes, bike games, bike show. 828-2462101. SEPT 10 9-11 MEMORIAL RIDE Morehead City-Beaufort Elks Lodge 400 Miller Farm Rd., Morehead City, NC. Reg 9 KSU 1, $20/sgl $25/dbl, silent auction, food, entertainment. Benefits wounded troop and veterans. 252-247-5234. SEPT 10 CLAIRE WILSON BENEFIT FUND New River HarleyDavidson 2394 Wilmington Hwy, Jacksonville, NC. Reg 11 KSU 2. Benefits medical expenses. 910-3469997. SEPT 10 KREASHENZ KRUSH RUN Kreashenz Salon & Spa 3145 Wrightsville Ave, Wilmington, NC. Reg 11 KSU 12 (pre reg available Jax 5th Ave, 5046 New Center Dr., Wilmington, NC. $20/hand $10/ add hand includes shirt, swag bags, music, food, spirits, games, 50/50, auction, raffle, kids corner, vendors. Benefits The Jedrey Family Foundation. Jacey Rogers www. 910616-4486.

SEPT 10 BENEFIT & POKER RUN FOR ROBERT “REDNECK” BAXLEY Dublin Lions Club 146 2nd. St., Dublin, NC. Reg 11-12 KSU 12:30. Chicken & fish plates for sale. T-shirt orders Freddie Pait, 910-8764112. Linda 910-740-3496. SEPT 10 MUSCLE RIDE Rommel Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. Reg 10 KSU 12:30, $20/rider $10/pass, music, food, door prizes, 50/50, vendors. Benefits MDA Charity Ride. www. 919-2468996. SEPT 10 USO FREEDOM RIDE Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. www. 919-832-2261. SEPT 10 3rd ANNUAL AUTISM AWARENESS POKER RUN Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 10:30 KSU 12 $25/rider $10/pass, raffles, 50/50, food, live music. Benefits Autism Society of NC. 919-832-2261. SEPT 10 AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS POKER RUN Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 11 KSU 12, $10/hand $15/couple, 50/50, Chinese auction, food. www. 919-832-2261.

SEPT 10 LITTLE PINK HOUSES OF HOPE Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 W Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. 9-3, cornhole tournament $20/ person $40/team, food. Presented by Burlington H.O.G. Chapter Ladies of Harley. 336-227-1261. SEPT 10 BENEFIT FOR ALEX BOLIN OWENS Chunk’s Hawg Haven 536 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. 1-4pm, food, bake sale, raffles, live music. Benefits Alex Bolin Owens Family for Burial Marker and her two small children. Karen Hatchett 336707-7538. SEPT 10 MOTORCYCLES FOR MAMMOGRAMS Cox’s HarleyDavidson 2795 NC Hwy 134, Asheboro, NC. Reg 8 KSU 10:30am $20/bike, food, silent auction, 50/50. Benefits Randolph Hospital Mammogram Fund. Keegan Wright 336-629-2415. SEPT 10 CAMEL CITY BIKEFEST Liberty St., Winston-Salem, NC. 11-11 free admission, live music, vendors. Presented by: Smokin’ Harley-Davidson, 336-464-6202. SEPT 10 PURPLE HEART HOMES BENEFIT RIDE Forgotten Sons Club House 110 B Griffith Plaza Dr. Winston-Salem, NC. Reg 10am. $15/ rider $5/pass. 336-464-6202. SEPT 10 FALL OPEN HOUSE Smokin’ Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. Test rides, product seminars, vendors. 336-7223106. SEPT 10 FALL OPEN HOUSE Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. Demo rides, food. www. 704-979-7433. SEPT 10 GASTON COUNTY TOY RUN FOR KIDS BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER Gastonia Chrysler

Cruisin’ Calendar Dodge Jeep Ram 2339 Franklin Blvd, Gastonia. 8am-until $6/person. Also, bring any gently used children’s coats, hats, gloves, scarves and new shoes. 704-874-6000. SEPT 10 RED KNIGHTS CHAPTER 13 POKER RUN Tilley HarleyDavidson 1226 Morland Dr., Statesville, NC. Reg 9. www.tilleyhd. com 704-872-3883. SEPT 10 RIDE FOR THE CHILDREN Blue Ridge HarleyDavidson 2002 13th Ave, Hickory, NC. Reg 9:30-11, $20/sgl $25/dbl, rain or shine, food, live music, door prizes, 50/50, silent auction. Benefits survivors of domestic violence. Sponsored by Lone Eagle Riding Club. Sharon Williams 828-781-5624, Teresa Goble 828-729-4736. SEPT 10 FIREFIGHTERS BURNED CHILDREN FUND CHARITY RIDE and Claremont Fire Department Community Event Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson 2002 13th Ave Dr. SE, Hickory, NC. Reg 9 KSU 10, $25/rider $10/pass. Food, music activities, Melissa Ball 828-850-2752, Mark Raulerson 336-345-5028. SEPT 10 2ND ANNUAL BIKES BANDS BBQ Freedom Biker Church 1385 33rd St. SE, Conover, NC. 125, live music, BBQ Cook-Off. www. 704325-3185. SEPT 10 KRISTI’S BENEFIT CANCER RIDE Bojangle’s 1652 Hwy 67, Jonesville, NC. Reg 9-10:30 KSU 11, $20/rider $5/pass, couples w/2 bikes $25, food, auction, event t-shirts. 336-835-2991. SEPT 10 PAWS 4 VETS HarleyDavidson of Asheville 20 Patton Cove Rd., Swannanoa, NC. Reg 9 first out 10, $20/rider $10/pass, $5/add hand, food, music, 50/50, silent auction. Benefits paws4vets organization. jodieamathews@gmail. com Jodie Baker 828-400-1669.

SEPT 10 3RD ANNUAL ROLLING FOR AUTISM Jokers Bar 1312 Neelys Creek Rd., Rock Hill, SC. 11:30-12:30 KSU 1 $15/sgl, $25/dbl, food, 50/50, music. Benefits Walk For Autism @ Z Max Dragway Oct 22nd. Mama Bear 803-487-8130, Swan 803-370-2228. SEPT 10 RIDE FOR THE ANIMALS POKER RUN East Bay Deli 3914 Hwy 17 S #3C, North Myrtle Beach, SC. Reg 10, $20/hand preregistered, $25/hand day of event, door prizes, raffles, 50/50. www. Kathy 843-399-2939. SEPT 10 VETERANS HELPING VETERANS PATRIOT DAYS BASH Quaker Steak & Lube 941 Spears Dr., Columbia, SC. 2pm-10pm , $5/ entry, live music. Benefits the SC Warrior Brotherhood Relief Fund, sponsored by QSL & Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson. www. 803-4611121. SEPT 10 GANTT BENEFIT Double T’s 2544 S Lake Dr., Lexington, SC. Reg 10am 1st out 11, $15/ sgl, $20/dbl, food, raffle, 50/50, bike/car show $15/car $10/bike. Proceeds go toward medical bills. Erica 803-606-9280. SEPT 10 13TH ANNUAL FRANCES R. WILLIS SPCA PAWKER RUN Low Country Harley-Davidson 4707 Dorchester Rd., North Charleston, SC. Reg 10 KSU 11, $25/person, door prizes, 50/50, live music, food. 843-871-3820. SEPT 11 10th ANNUAL RALEIGH PINK RIBBON RIDE Scooter’s Bar & Grill, 1911 Sego Ct., Raleigh. Reg 8:30 KSU 11, $25/rider $40 2up incl T-shirt, silent auction raffles, 50/50 give aways, lunch & music. Proceeds benefit Pretty in Pink Foundation, Rain date 9/18 www., Peggy 919-819-2866, Scooters 919-9542171.

11 SEPT 11 FALL BIKEFEST Locked and Loaded Bar & Grill 305 McCormick St., Garner, NC. 12-6, vendors, live music. 919-661-6688. SEPT 11 10TH ANNUAL ALAMANCE COUNTY FALLEN HEROES MEMORIAL RIDE Maple Street Center 306 South Mable St., Graham, NC. Reg 12-1:30 KSU 2, $15/rider $10/pass. Rain date Sept 18th. Benefits ACFH Memorial Fund. Steve Lineberry 336-516-2897, Scott Wicker 336684-5697. SEP 11 14th ANNUAL CATAWBA COUNTY SHRINERS POKER RUN Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson, 2002 13th Ave Dr. SE, Hickory, NC. Reg 11, first out 11:30, $15/hand $35/3 hands, food. Dennis Grigg 828-7810062. SEPT 11 9/11 MEMORIAL RIDE Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson 4710 S. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC. Reg 12 KSU 1:30, rain or shine $15/rider $5/pass. Benefits Horry County Firefighter Relief Fund. www. 843-2387000. SEPT 16 BIKE NIGHT Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 W Hanford Rd., Burlington NC. 6-9, sumo wrestling contest, food, drinks, music, other games, corn hole. . www. 336-227-1261. SEPT 16 AMERICAN DISASTER RELIEF FOUNDATION NATIONAL POKER RUN Harley-Davidson of Greenville 30 Chrome Dr., Greenville, SC. 864-234-1340. SEPT 16-17 BIKERS BLUES BBQ RALLY Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Drive, Salisbury, NC. KCBS sanction event. Food, beverage, vendors. Free admis, live music. . Gary Moss 704638-6044.

12 SEPT 16-18 2016 CBA/ABATE STATE PARTY Tamarac Marina 9120 Bringle Ferry Rd., Salisbury, NC. Gates open Fri 12 – Sun 12 $10/person, primitive camping, live music, bike games Sat 3pm, tour rides Sat 10-2. Shaggy6901@triad., Shaggy 336-442-8885 or Charlie 704-322-6730. SEPT 16-18 FALL CREEKSIDE BIKE RALLY 390 Colt Thornburg Rd., Dallas, NC. $20/person all wknd, primitive camping, live bands, wet t-shirt contest, swap meet, vendors. Must be 21. Lucky 704-8137146. SEPT 16-18 7th ANNUAL RIDE THE BLUE RIDGE Catawba Meadows Park 701 Sanford Dr., Morganton, NC. $40/pre reg $45/day of. Hosted by Knob Mountain Motorcycle Chapter. Benefits South Mountain Children’s Home. rallymaster@ SEPT 17 1ST ANNUAL RIDING FOR WREATHS BIKE POKER RUN New River Harley-Davidson 2394 Wilmington Hwy, Jacksonville, NC. Reg 10-12, $15/rider $5/pass. Benefits Wreaths Across America. Pat Walker 910-545-9333, Phillip East 910-934-0734. SEPT 17 VMC FALL POKER RUN Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Diary Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 9am. www.fortbraggharley. com 910-864-1200. SEPT 17 7TH ANNUAL WE RIDE FOR THOSE WHO CAN’T REMBEMRANCE RUN and POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony Airborne & Special Operation Museum 100 Bragg Blvd, Fayetteville, NC. Reg. 8 am Ceremony 10 KSU 11:15, $20/rider $10/pass, door prizes, food, vendors. John Thompson 941-380-8844.

Cruisin’ Calendar SEPT 17 CROSSPOINTE CHARITY RIDE CrossPointe 7030 Rockfish Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 9am KSU 10, $15/bike, $5/pass includes t-shirt, 50/50, raffles. Robert 910429-4650. SEPT 17 CAPE FEAR KICK DOWN & SWAP MEET Satellite Bar & Lounge 120 Greenfield St., Wilmington, NC. 11am-4pm, free (donations requested), vendors. Benefits Prostate Cancer Research. Matthew Carocci 330-883-3586. SEPT 17 SCOTT EAKER MEMORIAL RIDE Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaine’s Way, Winterville, NC. www. 252439-1345. SEPT 17 4TH ANNUAL NC HOTTEST BIKER BABE BEAUTY CONTEST Spike’s Tavern 2006 N. William St., Goldsboro, NC. 2pm, $10, food. Produced by Southern Riders MC. Portion of proceeds benefit Breast Cancer Research. 984664-2515. SEPT 17 10TH ANNUAL MIRACLE LEAGUE RIDE Ray Price HarleyDavidson, 1126 S Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. $10/rider, $10/pass, $10/T-shirts. Reg 10:30am, Ride 11:45am. live music, food. Proceeds to help handicap kids can play baseball. www.themiracleleagueride. com, 919649-3448. SEPT 17 4TH ANNUAL RIDE TO REMEMBER Summerfield First Baptist Church 2300 Scalesville Rd., Summerfield, NC. Reg 8:30 KSU 10 $25/sgl $30/dbl includes lunch and t-shirt. Raffle, 50/50, silent auction. Benefits Western Carolina Alzheimers Assoc. Charlotte 336-312-6499.

SEPT 17 GUARDIAN ANGEL BIKE SHOW Ted’s Famous Chicken 4695 South Main St., Winston-Salem, NC. Reg 10 - $20/entry, voting starts 12, door prizes, 50/50, silent auction. Benefits Forsyth Medical Center cancer ward. In memory of Henry Caldwell, Linda Landreth, John Paul Landreth. Mary Cardwell 336-8415335. SEPT 17 RIDIN’ IN REMEMBRANCE Double D’s Burnout Saloon 1408 East Mountain St., Kernersville, NC. Reg 12 KSU 1 $10/person. Vendors, food, primitive camping at final stop. Benefits Oakwood Cemetery for civil war soldiers. Deovindice1970@gmail. com Shannon Rights 336-955-1169. SEPT 17 BENEFIT FOR ERIC DOSS Double D Burnout Saloon 1408 East Mountain St., Kernersville, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11, $15/rider $5/pass, live music, food, 50/50, raffle, auction. L & R Production SEPT 17 RIDE FOR THOMAS PRE RIDE PARTY Trax Tavern 46 E. Main St., Thomasville, NC. 8-12pm. Benefits families affected by Cerebral Palsy and Special Olympic Athletes. 336-880-1337. SEPT 17 6TH ANNUAL POKER RUN FOR VETERANS HOSPICE Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Drive, Salisbury, NC. Reg 9 last bike out 11. Supports veterans at Salisbury Veterans Hospice House. Spons by Tom McGrath Motorcycle Law Group. $15 per hand. www. Gary Moss 704-6386044.

Cruisin’ Calendar SEPT 17 7TH ANNUAL LOGAN STROUD FOUNDATION CHARITY RIDE & POKER RUN Cabarrus Brewing Company 329 McGill Ave., Concord, NC. Reg 9-10:30 KSU 10:45 $25/sgl $15/pass includes t-shirt. Raffles, 50/50, door prizes. Benefits survivors of traumatic brain injury and scholarship awards. Kris Stroud 704-305-1683.

SEPT 18 11th ANNUAL 343 MEMORIAL RIDE 9/11/01 NEVER FORGET Carolina Coast Harley-Davidson 6620 Market St., Wilmington, NC. Reg 10-12 KSU 1, $20 includes t-shirt, pin, dog tag & food. Benefits NC Jaycee Burn Center in Chapel Hill, NC. Presented by NC Red Knights Chapter 6. Buddy Mizelle 910-297-2747.

SEPT 17 CMA STATESVILLE CHAPTER MEETING Boxcar Grille, 3103 Taylorsville, Hwy., Statesville, NC. Breakfast 8am, meeting 9am. Craig 704-5852828.

SEPT 18 BENEFIT RIDE & POKER RUN Suck Bang Blow 3393 Hwy 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC. Reg 9 KSU 12 $10/rider $5/pass, $15/ car. 50/50 raffle, auction. Benefits Huntington Beach State Park Nature Center. Sheldon Banks 843-5209148.

SEPT 17 BIKE BLESSING HarleyDavidson of Asheville 20 Patton Cove Rd., Swannanoa, NC. 10am2pm, food, speakers, door prizes, 50/50, bike blessing. 828-581-2000. SEPT 17 SAVE THE ANIMALS RESCUE POKER RUN Maggie Valley Inn & Conference Center 70 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC. Reg 9 $20/rider $10/pass, prizes, music, 50/50, food. Benefits the Star Ranch. 828-734-0194. SEPT 17 3RD ANNUAL RIDE FOR VETERANS Cox’s Harley-Davidson 1178 Galleria Blvd, Rock Hill, SC. Reg 11 KSU 12, $20/sgl $30/dbl includes t-shirt & food, $5/non riders, 50/50, raffle, door prizes, live music. Sponsored by VFW Riders Post 2889. Tammy Hardin 803827-1183. SEPT 17 4TH ANNUAL SEPTEMBER STORM The Nest 2298 Great Falls Hwy, Lancaster, SC. Doors open 12 , raffles tickets, swap meet, vendors, door prizes, food, 50/50, live music, primitive camping. Hosted by IronEagle MC.

SEPT 18 8TH ANNUAL UNDY 500 Low Country Harley-Davidson 4707 Dorchester Rd., North Charleston, SC. Reg 9:30 first out 11:30 $20/rider $10/pass along with unopened package of underwear. Raffles, door prizes after party. Benefits Palmetto Warrior Connection. Pre register www. adudley@ 843554-1847. SEPT 23 BIKE NIGHT/OPEN HOUSE Shelton’s Harley-Davidson 606 Corporate Dr., Goldsboro, NC. 6-9pm, ride in bike show. www. 919-731-2776. SEPT 23-24 2017 NEW MODEL OPEN HOUSE Harley-Davidson of Greensboro 538 Farragut St., Greenboro, NC. Giveaways, music, food. Ride on Sat reg 10 KSU 11am. 336-2731101.

13 SEPT 23-24 2016 CONFEDERATES MC ANNUAL BIKE RODEO AND SWAP MEET Hwy 24 Raceway Goldens Auction Rd., Westminster, SC. $15/wknd includes primitive camping, $10/camper or motorhome. Bike games, bike show, live music, vendor spots $35 includes wknd pass. Sponsored by Confederate MC, Pappy’s Ancient Iron and Anderson County ABATE. Johnny Cole 864-965-8715. SEP 23-25 12TH ANNUAL RAY PRICE CAPITAL CITY BIKEFEST Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Downtown on Fayetteville St. & Raleigh Convention Ctr. Vendors, parade, parade of lights, bike show, tattoofest, stunt shows, live music, bikini bike wash. www. 919-8733369. SEPT 24 LET’S RIDE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OUT OF TOWN Beach House Harley-Davidson 4919 Ocean HWY W. Shallotte, NC. Reg 9am, KSU 10, $25/rider $10/pass, escorted ride, food, 50/50, music, prizes. Benefits Hope Harbor Home, Inc. 910-4655037 or 910-754-5726. SEPT 24 1ST ANNUAL RIDE FOR CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK Sam’s Club 412 S. College Rd., Wilmington, NC. Reg 8:30-9:45 KSU 10, $20/biker $5/rider, food, door prizes. Erica Smith or Robert Smith 910-540-2738. SEPT 24 DARE COUNTY MOTORCYCLE TOY RUN Vertigo Tattoo 7594 Shipyard Rd., Manns Harbor, NC. Reg 9 KSU 11 bring new unwrapped toy plus $30/motorcycle., 50/50, silent auction, food, music, giveaways. Benefits Outer Banks Womens Club Angel Gift & Dare County Toys for Tots. Rain date Oct 1st. daremotorcycletoyrun@yahoo. com 252-475-3541.


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SEPT 24 NEW BERN ELKS MONUMENT AND MYSTERY TOUR Harley-Davidson of New Bern 1613 Hwy 70 E., New Bern, NC. Reg 9-10:30 $20/rider $10/ pass, door prizes, 50/50. Benefits local area Veterans. Tom Perretta 252-6388116. SEPT 24 SWAP MEET D & Q Motorsports 34 Ray Hart Ln., Angier, NC. 919-639-5511. SEPT 24 K9 MC COOKOUT Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Diary Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Donation cookout. www. 910-864-1200. SEPT 24 BFBF 5 ANNUAL TIM DIFFIN “RIDING WITH ANGELS” MEMORIAL RUN The Dog House 3049 Owen Dr., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 11am KSU 12. $20/rider $15/pass. Benefits CC Foster Children’s Christmas Fund. www. TH

SEPT 24 SWAP MEET Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaine’s Way, Winterville, NC. www. 252439-1345. SEPT 24 NENC V-TWIN CRUISERS POKER RUN-FOOD BANK Elizabeth City Shrine Club 172 Chantilly Rd., Camden, NC. KSU 10, food. Mike 252-338-3470. SEPT 24 OPEN HOUSE Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 W Hanford Rd., Burlington NC. Food, door prizes, workshops. www. 336-227-1261. SEPT 24 THE ROCK’S RIDE FOR VETS Harley-Davidson of Greensboro 538 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. Reg 9 KSU 10:30, $25/rider $5/pass, food, music, prizes. Benefits Veterans Helping Veterans Heal. Sponsored by The Rock Church. Jayne 336-273-1101.

SEPT 24 2016 RIDE TO APPLEFEST Chunk’s Hawg Haven 536 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11:30, $20/rider $10/ pass (first 100 get t-shirt). Benefits the Alight Foundation. 336-3406587. SEPT 24 2017 NEW MODEL OPEN HOUSE Tilley Harley-Davidson 1226 Morland Ave., Statesville, NC. Food truck, live music. www.tilleyhd. com 704-872-3883. SEPT 24 NEW MODEL OPEN HOUSE Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC.. www. 704-6386044. SEPT 24 23 ANNUAL BRONSON RUN John’s Tavern 1555 Old Lenior Rd., Hickory, NC. Reg 10-12, $15/ sgl $25/dbl, food, door prizes, music, camping. Sponsored by the Hickory Riding Club to benefit Catawba Regional Hospice. 828320-1511 or 828-228-3985. RD

SEPT 24 VFW POST 7031 POKER RUN VFW Post 7031 144 VFW Dr., Boone, NC. Reg 8 KSU 10, $25/sgl $35/dbl, auction. Benefits maintenance of the post. Russ Seamster 828-719-5177. SEPT 24 1ST ANNUAL CAPT. BRADLEY LONG MEMORIAL RIDE AND FUNDRAISER Newton Fire Department HQ 119 S Brady Ave, Newton, NC. Reg 10am. Benefits Pink Heals. 828-409-4959.

SEPT 24 12TH ANNUAL CONFEDERATE HERITAGE RIDE Low Country Harley-Davidson 4707 Dorchester Rd., Charleston, SC. Reg 10 KSU 12, $20/rider $15/pass incl museum tour, commemorative ride pin, live music, food, vendors, door prizes. 843209-2048. SEPT 24 ANNUAL DAVID KING MEMORIAL RIDE Faith Riders Fellowship Church 157 Frontage Rd., Aiken, SC. 9am-5pm, food, vendors, blood drive. Benefits Brian Dominey. Marcus Bennett 706-524-2609, Kim Bledsoe 803-383-0728, Earl Goff 803480-7090. SEPT 24 3RD ANNUAL VETERANS SUPPORT RALLY The Hide Out 900 E Main St., Easley, SC. 11am-5pm, poker run reg 9:30 KSU 10-11, $20/ rider, $10/pass, Peoples Choice Bike Show 1-4 $1/ea $5 for 6, band, 50/50, food. Presented by Pickins County ABATE. John Wise 864-354-7560. SEPT 24 SUE PARISEAU RIDE Patty’s Dew Drop Inn 1268 Surfside Industrial Park, Myrtle Beach, SC. KSU 12. 843-828-4732 SEPT 25 RIDE FOR THOMAS Trax Tavern 46 E Main St., Thomasville, NC. Reg 12 KSU 1, Benefits families affected by Cerebral Palsy and Special Olympic Athletes. 336-8801337.

SEPT 26 HURRICANE ALLEY RALLY KICK OFF PARTY The Waterway House Sports & Spirits SEPT 24 6TH ANNUAL F.A.N.C.Y. 9814 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC. BENEFIT RIDE Bethesda Fire Dept. Free food, prizes, live music 4-7 pm. #2 2144 McConnells Hwy, Rock Hill, 843-369SC. Reg 8:30 KSU 10 pre reg $20/ 5555. sgl $35/dbl, day of $25/sgl $40/dbl, t-shirt, food, raffle. www.fancysc. SEPT 26-OCT 2 HURRICANE ALLEY com Viva Halcom 704-507-6252. RALLY Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson 4710 S Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC. Vendors, rally parties. www. 843-369-5555.

Cruisin’ Calendar SEPT 28 HARLEYS BIKER BASH Palmetto Distillery 4801 S. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC. Free food, prizes, live music 4-7 pm. www. 843-3695555. SEPT 28-OCT 2 FALL BEACH BIKE WEEK Beach House HarleyDavidson 100 Harley-Davidson Dr., Shallotte, NC. Customer lounge, music, vendors. 910-575-9997. SEPT 29 FIRST RESPONDERS APPRECIATION EVENT Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. 6pm, food, door prizes, dealer tour. Please RSVP. 704638-6044. SEPT 29 MYRTLE BEACH HD BIKERS BREAKFAST Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin 2851 Hwy 17 Business, Garden City, SC. Pick up free breakfast coupon at the 9/26 Rally Party or 9/28 Biker Bash. www. 843-3695555. SEPT 30 CRUSIN THE COAST SCENIC RALLY RIDE Cherry Grove Pier 3500 N Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC. 11-12:30, $10/ rider $5/pass, food, prizes, live music. Benefits the Quilts of Valor. 843369-5555. OCT 1 HOG COOKOUT Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Diary Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Donation cookout. 910-864-1200. OCT 1 NEW RIDERS BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 10am12pm. 919-8322261. OCT 1 15 ANNUAL CALVIN E TAYLOR TOY RIDE Harley-Davidson of Asheville 20 Patton Cove Rd, Swannanoa, NC. Reg 10-12:15, TH

Smoky Mountain Steel Horses 82 Locust Dr, Waynesville, NC. Reg 10:30-12:15, $20/person includes t-shirt. Gene Canter 828-734-3439. OCT 1 LAST DON’S 5TH ANNUAL MEMORIAL RIDE Harley-Davidson of Greensboro 538 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. www. 336-273-1101. OCT 1 THE PATRIOT ROVERS CAR, TRUCK AND MOTORCYCLE SHOW Denton Wesleyan Church 16345 NC 109 S., Denton, NC. Gates open 8:30, reg 8:3011:30. Reg $20/car & truck $10/ bike, judging 11:30-1:30, food, dj. Benefits Patriot Rovers www. www. 336-8599476 OCT 1 8TH ANNUAL HELLBILLY HOOTENANNY New Mountain Asheville 38 N French Broad Ave, Asheville, NC. Reg 10am, live music, bike & car show, beard/mustache/ goatee competitions benefits Heels for Combat Boots, live tattooing, tattoo competition, face & body painting, raffles, 50/50, pinstripers, vendors, swap meet vendors, food trucks, live music. dbchopshop@ or smcclure1123@gmail. com. OCT 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY HogTails 6333 Clemson Blvd, Pendelton, SC. 864-324-9800. OCT 1-2 BIKER WEEKEND Richland Creek Community Church 3229 Burlington Mills Rd., Wake Forest, NC. Car & Bike Show, no entry fee, food truck, biker games, food truck rodeo. Benefits WF VFW. Operation Christmas Child begins. Joe Tomerlin 919-556-9292. OCT 5-9 9TH ANNUAL OUTER BANKS BIKE FEST Outer Banks Harley-Davidson, 8739 Caratoke Hwy, Harbinger, NC. Vendors, bike show, tattoo contest, poker runs, live

15 music. 252338-8866. OCT 8 10TH ANNUAL RIDE FOR THE RIBBON NC BREAST CANCER BENEFIT Eastern Radiologist, 2101 W Arlington Blvd, Greenville, NC. Reg 8:30 KSU 9:30am $25/ inc t-shirt, food, live music, 50/50, raffles, prizes. Benefits early detection & assist breast cancer patients in Pitt, Beaufort & Lenoir counties. 252-9317665. OCT 8 JACOB’S RUN Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaine’s Way, Winterville, NC. www. 252439-1345. OCT 8 5TH ANNUAL PUMPKIN RUN Timberlake Volunteer Fire Department 350 Ashley Ave, Timberlake, NC. Reg 9am KSU 10:30, $25/bike $15/lunch & t-shirt. Benefits Timberlake Volunteer Fire Department. Ashley Fletcher 336-364-1681. OCT 8 BROOKLYN BOONE BENEFIT DICE RUN City Tavern 404 Main St., Creedmor, NC. Reg 8:3011:45 KSU 12, $15/rider $10/pass includes meal. 50/50, door prizes. Alan Wilder 919-971-7870. OCT 8 BIKETOBERFEST Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. All day concert, stunt show, vendors. 803461-1121. OCT 8-9 5TH ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO THE TROOPS Tilley Harley-Davidson 1226 Morland Dr., Statesville, NC. Ride both days reg 6:45 KSU 9, free reg. Concert follows ride each day. Sponsored by Sam’s Club. www., infonc@, Susan Levy Rash 615-579-4077.

16 OCT 14-16 25TH ANNUAL ALL HARLEY JIM MCCLURE NITRO NATIONALS Rockingham Dragway 2153 US Hwy 1 N., Rockingham, NC. Gates open Fri 12, Sat 8am, Sun 11am $45/all 3 days, $20/Sat or Sun only, $35 Sat & Sun. www. 910-5823400. OCT 15 BMC COOKOUT Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Diary Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Donation cookout. 910-864-1200. OCT 15 BLUE KNIGHTS NC1 ANNUAL BREAST CANCER RIDE Harley-Davidson of New Bern 1613 Hwy 70 East, New Bern, NC. www. 252633-4060. OCT 15 BIKERS FOR BIKERS FOUNDATION POKER RUN Strutmasters 118 Commerce Dr., Roxboro, NC. Reg 1-2pm, $20/riders, $10/pass includes food, live music, swag bag (first 100). 866-597-2397 OCT 15 1ST ANNUAL ESTHER HOUSE RIDE AGAINST ABUSE Locust Car Care & Tire 211 E. Main St., Locust, NC. Reg 8:30 KSU 9:30. Pre reg $25/rider $5/pass, day of $30/rider $10/pass lunch and t-shirt includeds, raffles, music, vendors. Bike Show $10/entry. Benefits Stanly Ester House. Da.esterhouse@gmail. com. 704-961-7502. OCT 15 9TH ANNUAL BIKERS WITH BOXES Billy Graham Library 4330 Westmont Dr., Charlotte, NC. 9:30am – 3pm. Pack Operation Christmas Child box, music, fellowship, giveaways, food. www. mmcintyre@ Melanie McIntyre 704-4013256. OCT 15 DRIVEN BY GRACE BIKE SHOW & AUCTION Lincolnton Church of God 1435 Riverview Rd., Lincolnton, NC. Free admission & food. $15/bike entry, ride in bikes only. Lisa Bumgarner, mitchnlisab@ 704-732-0012.

Cruisin’ Calendar OCT 15 CMA STATESVILLE CHAPTER MEETING Boxcar Grille, 3103 Taylorsville, Hwy., Statesville, NC. Breakfast 8am, meeting 9am. Craig 704-5852828. OCT 15 BIKERS, BRAS, BOOBIES AND BOWLING Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson 4710 S. Kings Hwy Myrtle Beach, SC. And The Harley Shop at the Beach. 5pm KSU 7, food, prizes, live music, bowling, Benefits Care In Our Lifetime. www. 843-2387000. OCT 15 JEFFREY VADEN CHAVIS HOUSE BENEFIT RUN Anthony’s 1121 Calks Ferry Rd., Lexington, SC. Reg 11 $20/hand, music, food, auction, raffles, vendors. Benefits Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation. Terri 803-600-6879. OCT 21-23 INAUGURAL HOWELL BROWN III BENEFIT CAR & BIKE SHOW Holly Hill Mall 309 Huffman Mill Rd., Burlington, NC. Classics, Hot Rods & Steel Horses. Benefits Howell Brown III & Sam’s Wish Fund. Bird Dog 336-260-1685, Will Hoyle 336-2271261 William Blanchard 336-2666761. OCT 22 SPECIAL FORCES BROTHERHOOD BUDDY CHECK RIDE Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson 3950 Sycamore Diary Rd., Fayetteville, NC. www. 910-864-1200. OCT 22 1ST ANNUAL TOY RUN TO BENEFIT EARTHS ANGELS Melanie’s Place 1203 W Northern Blvd., Tarboro, NC. Reg 9 KSU 11, $10 toy or cash donation/rider $5 or toy/pass, food, vendors, door prizes, 50/50, DJ. Sponsored by Tar River Chapter of Bikers for Christ. Benefits children of Edgecombe County. Bob 252-904-4121, Robert 252-9082301, Ray 252-813-2308.

OCT 22 HOGS FOR HORSES Hope-thru-Horses 162 Schmidt Lane, Lumber Bridge, NC. Reg 10 $20/sgl $25/dbl, food, live band. Benefits Hope-thru-Horses a 501(c)3 providing mental health services for people using animals. Heather Wilkerson 910-494-5888. OCT 22 BENEFIT CHICKEN STEW Smokin’ Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. $10 all you can eat. Benefits Tommy Young. Don Adams 336-409-7214. OCT 22 BIKES, BLUES, BBQ & BREAST CANCER FUND RAISER Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. 11-4 food, raffles, music, demo rides, Charlotte Fire Dept’s The Pink Lady Fire Truck.. Sponsored by Riders Fighting Breast Cancer and Speedway HOG Chapter. www. Dolanne Fye 704-807-2297. OCT 22 NAZARETH CHILDREN’S HOME FALL RIDE Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. 11am www. 704-979-7433 OCT 29 BMC HOG-O-WEEN BASH Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Diary Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 910864-1200. OCT 29 HALLOWEEN PARTY Chunks Hawg Haven 536 Farragut St., Greenboro, NC. 8-11. www. 336-340-6587 OCT 31 SADDLEBAG SWEETS Harley-Davidson of Greensboro 538 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. 5:30-8. Presented by Freedom Biker Church. 336-273-1101. NOV 4 BARS UNDER THE STARS RIDE IN Thunder Tower HarleyDavidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. 5-8, live music, bonfire, s’mores. www. 803-4611121.

Cruisin’ Calendar NOV 5 RILEY’S ARMY Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaine’s Way, Winterville, NC. www. 252439-1345.

NOV 19 ARZIE ROGERS TOY RUN Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. 704-9797433

NOV 5 NEW RIDERS BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 10am12pm. 919-8322261.

NOV 19 14TH ANNUAL TOYS FOR TOTS POKER RUN HarleyDavidson of Greenville 30 Chrome Dr., Greenville, SC. 864-234-1340.

NOV 5 FREEDOM RIDE VETERANS APPRECIATION DAY Harley-Davidson of Greensboro 538 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. www. 336-273-1101. NOV 11 BARS UNDER THE STARS RIDE IN Thunder Tower HarleyDavidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. 5-8, live music, bonfire, s’mores. www. 803-4611121. NOV 12 TOYS FOR TOTS Hometown Harley-Davidson 2300 Elaine’s Way, Winterville, NC. www. 252439-1345. NOV 12-13 43RD ANNUAL CBA FALL SWAP MEET & BIKE Rowan County Fairgrounds 1560 Julian Rd., Salisbury, NC. Gates open 10am6pm $15/on day $25/two day pass, bike show, wet t-shirt contest, live bands, vendors, tattoo contest. www. Rick Nail 704-4556245. NOV 12 9TH ANNUAL RIDE FOR A CAUSE Harley-Davidson of Asheville 20 Patton Cove Rd., Swannanoa, NC. KSU 10:30 $30 includes t-shirt, food. Benefits The Better Life Foundation & The Dixie Thunder Run. 828581-2000. NOV 18 BARS UNDER THE STARS RIDE IN Thunder Tower HarleyDavidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. 5-8, live music, bonfire, s’mores. www. 803-4611121.

NOV 20 13TH ANNUAL KOPS KIDS CHESNEE TOY CRUISEIN Chesnee Shrine Club 198 Shriner Club Rd., Chesnee, SC. 1pm-until, live music, food. www. Dennis Harris 864-590-2141. NOV 25 BARS UNDER THE STARS RIDE IN Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. 5-8, live music, bonfire, s’mores. 803461-1121.

17 DEC 17 PHOTOS WITH SANTA Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. 12-4. www. 803-4611121.

2016 FEB 11 THE CAROLINAS’ FULL THROTTLE MAGAZINE - 19TH ATTEMPT, ALMOST A TRADITION PRE-DAYTONA, VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY & OYSTER ROAST Location TBA. Think Your Bar Can Handle Us? Free food, music, contests, raffles, giveaways, event T-Shirts, & more. NO KIDS. 336-885-5400

NOV 26 11TH ANNUAL RED KNIGHTS NC 7 & BURLINGTON HOG CHAPTER TOY RUN Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. Reg 8-9:30 KSU 10, $10 new toy or $10/ rider, rain or shine. Steve LIneberry 336-516-2897, William Blanchard 336-266-6761, Scott Wicker 336684-5697. DEC 3 WINGMAN TOY RUN Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 910864-1200. DEC 3 NEW RIDERS BOOT CAMP Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 10am12pm. 919-8322261. DEC 10 NAZARETH CHILDREN’S HOME CHRISTMAS RIDE Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. 11am 704-979-7433

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Story by Danny Bollinger WOW! How do I get started describing this ride? Several weeks ago the Hometown Hawgs crew was eating lunch and discussing riding motorcycles in general. Ed Woody asked, “Do y’all think our customers see us as bikers or just a bunch of guys selling them?” I thought, “We need to put some rides together”. About 2 hours later, Ed says, “Let’s do an Iron Butt Ride.” So we set a date, held a couple meetings and decided it’s on. As time grew closer we decided to have everyone meet at the shop Friday evening and we would all spend the night here. Get up, have breakfast at the Waffle House, and set our course at 2 am. Right on schedule at 2 am, eight of us fired up our bikes and headed out followed by the Hawg Transport truck and trailer. We had the truck follow us in case someone became ill or gave

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up. Our plan was to stop every 120 miles for fuel and short rests. The ride down was great. We had good cool weather in the morning. No bike issues except for Jan, one of her cables wanted to stick but we greased it and moved on. Of course there was plenty of talk coming from the war wagon about Daniel Perkins’ driving. Lucky was fussing. All and all it was a great mix. Our group arrived at The Boot Hill Saloon in Daytona Beach at approximately 11:15 am. We were so excited about getting to visit there and had been in contact with them about when we would arrive. We ended up buying shirts and headed around the corner to Caribbean Jacks for lunch. That’s where our group picture was taken. We decided to keep the same pace of 120 miles per stop heading home and were soon back on the interstate. At the second stop on our journey home we found that everyone was getting dehydrated and one had to drop out due to swelling in his leg. Jan got sick to her stomach, left her groceries, and grabbed a water. She hopped back on and up the road we went. At this point in the 100 degree temperature we decided to stop every 60 miles for water and make sure everyone was ok. Lots of four wheelers cut us off on the interstate, but for the most part we were respected and many times people would get over so we could get the group back together. On the way back, stops became something to look forward to. But by the last couple stops, we started planning our celebration. At our last stop before ending the ride, we celebrated for a few minutes because we had already ridden 1,000 miles and still had 60 to go. Our final stop was at the Circle K right down from the shop. It was like a race to the shop to grab a car and head across the street to Sideways Bar and Grill for a celebration. A big thanks goes out to Lucky Brooks and Daniel Perkins for driving the war wagon and making sure no biker was left behind. Congratulations to those who finished the Iron Butt Ride Ed Woody, Neil Davis, Jan Kirby, Jerry Hensley, Danny Bollinger, Mike Spencer, and Eric Johnson. Check The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Cruisin’ Calendar for more rides starting at Hometown Hawgs.



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Speedway Harley-Davidson 3rd Anniversary By: Rose and Lloyd Speedway Harley-Davidson in Concord, NC had a three-year anniversary event July 22-24 to celebrate the third year of Amiee Rogers being owner and operator. They had the Harley-Davidson Demo Truck with a wide assortment of different Harley Davidsons for people to test ride. Every thirty minutes a new group would ride out to test ride the bike of their choice. On Friday there was great food provided by Pizzeria on Arbors Drive in Charlotte. Saturday the Speedway Harley-Davidson HOG Chapter provided barbecue. Sunday they provided hot dogs and hamburgers. Each day the HOG Chapter had homemade ice cream. The event went great with door prizes, and every hour a gift certificate was awarded to a lucky attendee. There were also lots of great sales on merchandise and most of all there were a lot of smiling happy faces. Many thanks to Speedway Harley-Davidson HOG Chapter members volunteering to lead rides, helping with cooking, registration, and teaching riders about their bikes. Congratulations to Aimee and her great crew for making Speedway Harley-Davidson the great dealership it has become. This is going to be an annual event, so keep your eyes on the Speedway Harley-Davidson ad in The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine and the Cruisin’ Calendar for all upcoming Speedway Harley-Davidson events. Remember, there doesn’t have to be an event scheduled for

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By: Caroline For those of you who are from around this area, you know that Ted’s Kickin’ Chicken has long been a favorite stopping place for bikers. For those of you who have been here before but have not stopped by lately, I would like to invite you to come by to see the “new” Ted’s Kickin’ Chicken. This resurgence in popularity is due to the heart and soul of the new owners, Kenneth Farmer and Wendy Hinson. They have taken a good idea and really ramped it to the next level. Their bike nights on Thursdays feature live music, vendors, games, and menu specials. In addition, they have implemented Cruise-In Sundays for all types of rides. Not to mention, this is still a prime stop for benefit bike rides and the staff do everything possible to make sure all are accommodated. Here are some of the things that I found that really stand out and make this place special. 1. Atmosphere - no matter what is going on, there is always a friendly greeting from staff as

well as customers whenever I come by. This makes one feel right at home! 2. Comfortable setting. A nice covered patio area outside, and cozy comfortable seating inside. Also, a must for motorcycle riders, the facilities offer a nice big paved parking lot that makes it easy to navigate on two wheels or four. 3. This is certainly not the least—the service and kitchen staff is the best around! Speaking of staff, I just got word that a new staff member has been added. Chad Estep, has joined the group bringing a culinary expertise to enhance new menu items. That brings me to the 4th item - great food. My favorite is the wings but I look forward to trying out some of their new menu entrees. You will want to come out to Ted’s Kickin’ Chicken and experience all the great new fun that I predict everyone will enjoy. They are located at 4695 South Main Street in WinstonSalem and are open 7 days a week with bike night on Thursdays.

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Vince’s Good As Gold Installs Frankenstein Trike Kits Story by Alan Dockery I sure see lots of three-wheelers on the road these days. As more of us bikers get older, trikes seem like a good way to stay in the wind. Vince Cason at Good As Gold in Statesville, NC, now installs Frankenstein Trikes to help keep y’all riding into those gray beard years. Actually, trikes are for anyone from new riders to experienced bikers. First thing I noticed is how good the Frankenstein Trikes kit looks. Pretty shiny aluminum, looks simple, and affordable, too, something you would be proud to have on your trike. Keep your stock seat and fender while adding a new swingarm, rear end, fenders, wheels, and tires. Vince can install a trike kit on just about any model Harley-Davidson. “These are good quality kits that I can put on your bike,” Vince said. “Since I use your fender and seat there are fewer parts to buy. The Frankenstein parts fit right and look good. This is a high quality trike kit for the money. Customers so far love the way it looks and quality.” Frankenstein Trikes started selling kits, intended for custom builders, about ten years ago. Soon they realized riders wanted the kits to convert their street bikes to three wheels. According to their marketing, they use the best American-made components, Dana differentials, Nine Inch Ford street/strip axles, billet four-piston calipers, stainless steel rotors, grade 8 or better hardware and lots of 6061 T6 billet aluminum for the trike kits manufactured in Kansas. “The basic kit is around $5,000. Plus shipping and taxes, “Vince said. “You can get the deluxe kit, which comes with new exhaust. I suggest the supreme kit, which includes a raked triple tree. That’s recommended for trikes and sidecars to improve stability. So kits can cost up to $7,000. Installed costs generally run around $8,000. Some of the parts need to be painted to match your bike and that affects final cost.” Y’all interested in an affordable trike conversion, contact Vince at 704-878-7588 or visit his shop at 1715 Shelton Ave, on the Southside of Statesville on Highway 21.

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On 6/9/16 Matt Fletcher lost his life in a tragic motorcycle accident. He left behind a wife and two small children. Matt’s friends and family along with Double D Burnout Saloon decided to put together a memorial ride and benefit to support Matt’s wife and children. On 7/16/16 it all came together. Thanks goes out to Time Out Sports Bar, Baggers, The Ole Watering Hole, and Double D Burnout Saloon for participating. Thanks to Onry and Mean Cooking Team for doing all the cooking. Three great bands, Somewhat Forgotten, Mad House and Rukus, stepped up and played. They all did a great job. Thanks to all of Matt’s friends and family that stepped up and helped out starting with Chad Caperton who got the whole thing started. Most of all thanks to this great community that we all live in and the biker community that always steps up when people are in need!

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1st Annual Suede & Chrome Hot Rods And Harleys Cruise In

By: Grant Tilley Harley-Davidson of Salisbury is always coming up with new events. It’s their job to bring in business and I don’t remember one being as successful as 1st Annual Suede & Chrome Hot Rods And Harleys Cruise In on Saturday, August 6th. Last count had around 150 old and new street and strip hot rods on hand and more bikes than you will see at any large event in the southeast. Check out Tilley’s web site to see some of the cars and bikes on hand. Food vendors and free adult beverages were available and a rock-a-billy band called “The Tremors” rocked the hot as hell parking lot. I never saw anyone fall out but it’s hot in August in North Carolina and we all know it, so there was plenty of free water, too. A large group of fundraiser vendors and “Fast Freddie Thompson” kept the crowd entertained during down time for the band. Lots and lots of door prizes were handed out and a lot of stories about cars and trucks we had in our past were told to each other. I met a few old friends who are no longer able to ride two wheels and have migrated to the classic/rat rod side now and they were telling of new tales of adventures with new groups of people. I have always said “God Willing” when I get to old to hold up old “blackie”, I will get me a car or truck and hang out. Heck, the way I look at it would be a new group of people to tell my old lies too. Ha Ha But I got to hand this one to Junior and all the staff at Tilley H-D of Salisbury. This was a great event and I think everyone really enjoyed themselves. I only heard positive comments on

how well it went and I truly believe it surprised a lot of us on the amount of support Tilley’s had on this event. I have known for a good while that the car hobby continues to be strong and this is due to most of us getting older but still wanting to do stuff with groups. Great Job, Tilley’s. Can’t wait till next year! Check out all upcoming events at or www. Easier is to just pick up your free copy of The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine or visit The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Cruisin’ Calendar on line at and see where all the action is each week and month. Until next time, Shinny side up


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Daniel Perkins, Danny Bollinger, and Shane Barrier Story and photo by Alan Dockery As July wound down the lovely little town of Newton, NC, held their annual Motorcycle, Truck and Car Show Classic. It was plenty hot, so a lazy afternoon hanging out in the shade at Southside Park and talking about the vehicles we brought was a fine way to spend Saturday afternoon. All kinds of bikes and riders are welcome. When they can get enough people motivated to leave the shade and play they do bike games, Harley riders versus sport bike riders. There’s a dyno shoot out with free runs for y’all who want to see if those pipes and air cleaner really gave you more power. Danny Bollinger from Hometown Hawgs took Best Of Show among the bikes with a beauty for sale. Best Harley went to Elias Mora. Daniel Perkins rode in the Best Cruiser and Gary Solesby the Best Touring. Next Summer I’d love to see a bunch of y’all ride over to our little Southern town for the day.

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6th Annual Patriot Rovers Ride For The Fallen By: Buzz A parking lot full of motorcycles on a warm summer morning is always a great start to the day. That was the sight I was greeted with on July 30th at registration for the 6th Annual Patriot Rovers Ride For the Fallen. There were plenty of Veterans MC’s and patriots surrounding the registration table in an effort to support a worthy cause, the Patriot Rovers, a nonprofit committed to serving soldiers and honoring heroes. The Patriot Rovers is a healing mission that provides professionally trained and certified Psychiatric Service Dogs, instruction, therapeutic group camaraderie and support services to Veterans struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury as a result of their service to our country. The Rovers are trained psychiatric service dogs that fit the following needs: medical alert and response, direct services for daily functioning, strengthens morale and wellbeing, stabilization and a sense of purpose, socialization and reintegration, and potential workforce training through new skills. On top of providing these service dogs to our veterans at no cost, the Rovers are named after our Heroes that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Gold Star families request a dog to be named after their loved one to keep their spirit alive. These families meet the dog and the soldier receiving the dog and form personal relationships. There was just enough time to get the 100+ bikes and riders

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The Fifth Annual Iron Chariot Ride

By: Kevin Campbell Saturday, August 6th was the Fifth Annual Iron Chariot Ride, which benefits The Greater Piedmont Teen Challenge in Greensboro. Overcoming a number of obstacles, we were blessed with a beautiful Carolina blue sky. Over 40 bikes and 50 riders came out to support this awesome cause. Teen Challenge is a Christian-based program for men 18 and older, who are recovering from drug, alcohol, and other addictions. Dr. Bob Harman and his wife Debbie, who also rode with us, lead the Teen Challenge Ministry. The ride began at Harley-Davidson of Greensboro, our key




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12th Annual Sunday Bash At Tilley Harley-Davidson Of Statesville Story and photo by Alan Dockery We know the middle of July is hot and muggy, so riding is a good way to cool off. And hundreds of bikers did that, riding to Tilley Harley-Davidson, Statesville, NC, for the 12th Annual Sunday Afternoon Bash organized by employee Ronnie Carver. So many folks showed up for the bash that bikes filled the main lot and parked all the way around the building. Once at the dealership, you could get some BBQ and a cold beer or soda for lunch and sit in the shade of the big tent. It is always good to catch up with old friends and make new ones over lunch. The Part Time Blues Band jammed The Bash with classic rock all afternoon. Outside, bikes lined up for the show. Inside the dealership it was cool and there were great deals on bikes, accessories, and MotorClothes. The proceeds from the Sunday Bash go to a fantastic cause at Victory Junction Gang Camp. Ronnie’s Bike Show featured some really nice machines this year. Winners were: 1st Place - Robert Newman, Elkin, 2nd Place - Sherri Holden, Newton; 3rd Place and Best of Show went to Tasha Myers Collins of Statesville. Zach Ponton, Sales and Finance, said, “This is the biggest turnout I’ve seen in a few years. The support we have from our customers is absolutely phenomenal. As long as we give them a place to come and a place to have fun and bring some vendors our customers really show support and come out.

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The Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner has become the world’s fastest ever Triumph by achieving a speed of 274.2 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats on 8 August 2016. Piloted by TT legend Guy Martin, the streamliner smashed the previous official Triumph record that stood at 245.667 mph as well as the unofficial Triumph Record of 264mph, both set by Bob Leppan, in the Gyronaut X-1. Near perfect conditions greeted the team on the final day of the team’s land speed practice week. With confidence high after a successful number of days running on the salt at Bonneville the team’s goal for the day with the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner was the Triumph record. Just after 8:30am Guy Martin and the team set off on the first run of the day, after a steady start, Martin accelerated the sleek looking streamliner to a staggering 274.2 mph, rewriting Triumph history in the process. Just after the two-mile marker Martin came to a controlled stop near to the team’s base camp to be greeted by the news that he had broken the 46-year-old Triumph record. Today’s record run is further proof of Martin’s growing confidence on the salt and commitment to breaking the World two-wheeled Land Speed record. Throughout the week Martin

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By: Elizabeth Brown Ian Tyler Greenway, 26, of Columbia, died Wednesday, June 15, 2016. He was born in Columbia on October 26, 1989. Ian loved with the biggest heart. He was the best son, big brother, and friend to all. Ian graduated from Richland Northeast High School, Class of 2008 and worked for Thunder Tower HarleyDavidson. Ian was an essential part of our Thunder Tower HarleyDavidson family and the motorcycling community. He was a remarkable person with a joyous heart, dynamic personality, and an infectious laugh. He was always willing to lend a hand, with an optimistic attitude, no matter the situation. Ian held a passion, like no other, for Harley-Davidson motorcycles close to his heart, and shared his enthusiasm with whomever he met. He was a member of Shandon Baptist Church. Ian is survived by his parents, Jackie and Vic Greenway and his sister, Ariana Greenway, all of Columbia and the love of his life, Christine Kneece. He is also survived by “The Tribe”, as well as many uncles, aunts, cousins, and a multitude of friends to include his dog, Heidi. There are not enough words to describe how sorely he will be missed. Rest easy, brother.




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Summer Bash At Greensboro Harley-Davidson By: Buzz Summertime for bikers is the eternal search for places to go to bask in the sun and do what bikers do best, PARTY. Greensboro Harley-Davidson makes it easy on you every summer by throwing blockbuster parties. The Summer Bash is their marquee event of the summer and every year it’s an event that draws a crowd. This year the Bash was on July 16th at the famed Motorcycle Park beside Greensboro Harley-Davidson. For those of you poor souls who have never been to the Motorcycle Park, it is a beautiful green space with big shady Pin Oaks, a big permanent stage, and crowned with Chunk’s Hawg Haven; a great biker bar! The Bash started at 11am up with a guided ride that took 40+ bikes on a loop through the country. There was a lot of chrome in that line up, and it sure looked good rolling by! The dealership was a site to see with orange and black balloons held down by beautiful previously enjoyed motorcycles all around the parking lot and a great selection of shiny new Harley-Davidson motorcycles filling the showroom just waiting on you! While the ride was out burning up the asphalt, vendors, food trucks, and other party ready bikers showed to kick off the

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PGR Mission for Gene Fetherbay - USMC

By: Wally Wersching Gene Lee Fetherbay was a Vietnam Veteran who spent one year in Vietnam as a US Marine during the late 1960’s. The Patriot Guard Riders (PGR) were requested to stand for him during the visitation at the Sossoman Funeral Home in Morganton, NC on July 21st. Gene was 70 years old when he died Monday, July 18, 2016. The PGR Mission was for the visitation only. The burial service will be held at a later date. I received the notification on the 20th, and planned to go. Morganton is only an hour from home. I left home about 3pm heading north on Rte. 226. I wanted to take the long way because it was such a nice afternoon. The weather forecast called for “Pop-up Showers”. I checked the radar map before I left, and there was rain in the area but not where I was going. When I rode through Polkville, NC, I veered to the right to get on Rte. 10. I enjoy riding on Rte. 10 even though it’s a little longer to get to Rte. 18 than the shortcut through Belwood. Once on Rte. 18, I stopped at Green’s Cycle Shop to talk with the owner, Ralph, a US Marine veteran. I always enjoy talking with him. He has a lot of interesting opinions about everything. I continued heading north on Rte. 18, and before I knew it, I was pulling into the parking lot for the Sossoman Funeral


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Damn, It’s Hot Party And Benefit For Sonja Hefner

By: Uwharrie Charlie Mercy! It has been hotter than a black alley cat on a hobo sandwich in a Miami dumpster in August! The devil just passed me in a race to the kiddy pool! That’s why I’m glad hearing that Tonya is getting the water slide set up soon for some outdoor style adult fun at Stars & Bars Tavern! Combating hot with wet just gets better starting with a wet and cold beverage to build and soothe the ole brain cells then followed up with a cool mist machine out under the tin canopy one can feel the heat beginning to fade away. Ad a dip in the kiddy pool then a run and jump down the slip-n-slide to top that off and you’re on your way! Don’t forget that wet cold beverage when you get back up to the top of the hill and watch out for those cold water balloons flying around! This weekend party was tipped off Friday night with the “T I M E” band playing inside in the air-conditioning with a growing crowd. Saturday was hopping all day with more heat-bustin wet stuff indoors and out, including a Bare-As-You-Dare


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Freddie Pait Benefit Ride

By: Trisha Beasley The Freddie Pait Benefit Ride took place on Saturday, August 6, 2016. It was held at the Lion’s Club in Dublin, NC. Bikers were there early eager and waiting to register. Freddie Pait is a local man of the community. He has always worked hard as an independent truck driver. However, on June 20th of this year he was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia. As Freddie’s condition worsened he was transferred to Cape Fear Valley Hospital where he underwent a mandatory lung surgery on July 2nd. On July 8th, following the surgery, he was released but only to the extent that he could return home and be monitored constantly by home health nurses. As health care costs are always rising, the bills just mount up in no time! Freddie’s medical expenses well exceeded what he hoped would be a single emergency room visit. Only compounded by the fact that he could not return to work so every expense seemed to be inflated to the highest extent imaginable! As you all might have guessed, some biker friends started talking and began working on a solution! The details of this article that you are reading right now, was part of the solution that was agreed upon. The decision was final. They all decided that they should get something together for Freddie Pait. The entire community was involved. It takes everyone working together to organize and plan an event such as this. The chairpersons were selected as Melissa Tatum, Christie Merritt, Stephanie Lewis, and CL Carter. Everyone worked diligently to set things up. These efforts included publishing, funding, and coordinating the ride. On this Saturday, the grills were blazing and plate sales were in progress. Bikers were there to graciously give their registration fees and do what they feel in their hearts every day, ride! Everyone was selling, buying, or wearing their Freddie Pait Tee-shirts. There were numerous ticket sales, which included door prizes, raffle, and 50/50 tickets and let’s not forget the cakes! The energy and atmosphere was exhilarating. Everyone esteemed in honor and pride to be a part of a noble cause. Everyone was thrilled to be able to take part in the doing of good deeds while simultaneously getting to ride their motorcycles. Certainly, a win-win situation for everyone! The ride was set to begin with kickstands up at 10 a.m. But there was a delay in plans. The Monday before the ride date, Freddie had to return to the hospital as his condition required

more days of hospital stay with continual doctor supervision. And as friends and loved ones were in contact with Freddie and the family they discovered that Freddie would be released from the hospital that morning. They all wanted to see Freddie when he was released, so the event was delayed until Freddie was able to join them. Freddie arrived and “walked in” with his family and necessary medical equipment. It was a blessing for all involved as the riders were happy to see him out of the hospital and Freddie and his family were in awe; overwhelmed by the love and support that was shown to them on this day. Today we celebrate compassion, friendship, community, and brotherhood. As necessity is the mother of invention, so are the tireless efforts of bikers all over the country. And these Bladen County Bikers are no different. They hold fast to a code that says you help others when you can. This is an act of “true brotherhood” in its purest form. The “Golden Rule”, if you will, is to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. The proud members of this biker community have continued with their endeavors to do just that! The events of the day are just another reminder of their dedication and loyalty. The area has hosted a number of bike events, benefits, and fundraisers for the community and other people that have fallen on hard times. Some are due to medical expenses, such as today, as well as others that had unfortunate accidents or untimely deaths. The kinship and unity that is felt when we come together to help another is spectacular. It creates such a formidable and vigorous bond for the entire community. It builds an alliance and unification that generates a brighter outlook on our world. It allows us to build honor, pride, and valuable memories. We reflect on times such as these with love, respect, and reverence. We cherish and admire the compassionate regard we build towards one another. We celebrate our sense of understanding, kindness, and support for our brother. The future will no doubt bring more causes to work for and bikers will stand in support of good will and patronage. The event was a success on so many levels. The family and community are grateful for everyone’s time, support, dedication, and service. Freddie Pait still has a long road of recovery ahead of him and these times will definitely not be easy! But, he does know that he does not have to face them alone!


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AMA Pro Flat Track At Charlotte Story and photo by Alan Dockery As the sun went down on a July Saturday, the action heated up on the dirt track at Charlotte. The stars of the AMA Pro Grand National Championship were in town for the ninth race in their 14-race series, The Carolina Harley-Davidson Dealers Association Charlotte Half-Mile. Folks, this was American Pro Flat Track racing at the best. Big bikes going real fast and putting on a great show for the fans. Almost 90 racers were entered, running two classes. AMA Pro GNC1 is the premier class of expert riders competing at the highest level. Their big twins make about 100 horsepower and looked like they were running well over 100 miles per hour at Charlotte. The stars of tomorrow come from the AMA Pro GNC2 class. These are the younger riders gaining experience and looking to move up to GNC1. They put on a great show, too. Walking the pits you notice the famous Harley-Davidson XR750 that has dominated flat track for most of our lives is still in it and winning. But the sport welcomes all kinds of motorcycles eligible to run flat track including Aprilia, BMW, Buell, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki, Triumph, and Yamaha.

This year there was more than just cool bikes and racing for the fans. Promoter, American Flat Track Events, asked us to “Come for the party and stay for the race.” To help make the Charlotte Half-Mile even more entertaining they created a Fan Zone. Just outside the track, you could enjoy a band, vendors, antique motorcycle displays, food, craft beers, and the new line of flat track racing merchandise. There was a Kid Zone for the young fans. Since the race is sponsored by The Carolina Harley-Davidson Dealers Association, lots of new bikes were there for demo rides. Flat track is run in multiple heats and semi-final races typically on Saturday night. Fans get intense action with short breaks between the races to get food, drink, and souvenirs. The final races started after dark and gave fans a great show. In GNC 1 presented by Vance & Hines the gold went to Jared Mees, again, riding a H-D XR750. Brandon Robinson was runner-up on an H-D XR750. Third went to Kenny Coolbeth, Jr., on an XR 750. Mees’ margin of victory was 0.160 of a second over Robinson on the final lap. “This year has been nothing but redemption, with the X Games and now Charlotte,” Mees said. “It’s been really good. We got a decent start and then Halbert kind of rolled around the outside and I was on him for a bit and I couldn’t seem to get by because I didn’t want to run the same line that he was running. So I kind of made an aggressive pass but kind of took his line away, he was burning it in and was low in the middle and was taking a long time to gather the middle up. So I kind of just stuck it in there and took the line away and I didn’t look back until we started running into lappers. All-in-all it paid off.” The GNC 2 winner was Kolby Carlile riding a Honda CRF450R. Ryan Wells on a CRF450R took second and Dalton Gauthier rode his Yamaha YZ450F took third place. Checkout The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine on line at for more photos. When AMA Pro Flat Track returns to The Dirt Track at Charlotte next year I hope to see more of y’all there for this exciting racing.




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12th Annual Antique Bikes On Main By: Wally Wersching Every summer during the last weekend in July, the town of Chesnee, SC is the place to be if you love old motorcycles. This year was no exception. The 12th Annual Antique Bikes On Main was held in that small southern town on July 29th, 30th, and 31st. The last weekend in July is usually the hottest weekend of the summer but this year it was comfortable on Saturday because it was overcast with temps in the upper 80’s. They had a small shower later in the day, which cooled it off even more. Sunday was a different story. It was hot and humid with plenty of sunshine with temps in the mid 90’s. Antique Bikes On Main started as a oneday event with just the Sunday Antique Bike Show on Main Street. It has grown into a three-day event with the swap meet on Friday evening, all day Saturday, and Sunday, and the bike show all day Sunday. The “Fun Fair” is held on all three days, too. All rides are free! Dennis Harris from Chesnee Classic Cycle is responsible for






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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!!

A young man walked into our insurance office to purchase coverage for his new motorcycle. Only one question confused him. “Do you have a lien holder on the vehicle?” “I’ve got a kickstand,” he replied. “Is that the same thing?”

Into a Belfast pub comes Paddy Murphy, looking like he’d just been run over by a train. His arm is in a sling, his nose is broken, His face is cut and bruised and he’s walking with a limp. “What happened to you?” asks Sean, the bartender. “Jamie O’Conner and me had a fight,” says Paddy. “That little shit, O’Conner?”, says Sean, “He couldn’t do that to you. He must have had something in his hand.” “That he did,” says Paddy, “a shovel is what he had, and a terrible lickin’ he gave me with it.” “Well,” says Sean, “You should have defended yourself. Didn’t you have something in your hand?” That I did,” said Paddy. “Mrs. O’Conner’s breast, and a thing of beauty it was, but useless in a fight.”

Every ten years, the monks in the monastery are allowed to break their vow of silence to speak two words. Ten years go by and it’s one monk’s first chance. He thinks for a second before saying, “Food bad.” Ten years later, he says, “Bed hard.” It’s the big day, a decade later. He gives the head monk a long stare and says, “I quit.” “I’m not surprised,” the head monk says. “You’ve been complaining ever since you got here.”

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Two tall trees, a birch and a beech, are growing in the woods. A smaller tree begins to grow between them, and the beech says to the birch, “Is that tree a son of a beech or a son of a birch?” The birch says he cannot tell, but just then a woodpecker lands on the sapling. The birch says, “Woodpecker, you are a tree expert. Can you tell if that tree is a son of a beech or a son of a birch?” The woodpecker takes a taste of the small tree and replies, “It is neither a son of a beech nor a son of a birch. It is, however, the best piece of ash I have ever poked my pecker into.” I’m at the library, and for some reason, when I plug my flash drive into the computer, it doesn’t show up. I keep trying, but nothing happens. As an IT major, I know I can figure this out. So I spend 15 minutes changing settings and inserting and removing the flash drive. Then a girl sitting next to me taps my shoulder and says, “You’re plugging into my computer, not yours.” I went to the store the other day, and I was in there for only about five minutes. When I came out there was a cop writing a parking ticket. So I went up to him and said, “Come on, buddy how about giving a guy a break?” He ignored me and continued writing the ticket. So I called him a pencil-necked jerk. He glared at me and started writing another ticket for worn out tires. So I called him a piece of horse $hit. He finished the ticket and put it on the windshield with the first one. Then he started writing a third ticket. This went on for about 20 minutes. The more I abused him, the more tickets he wrote. I didn’t care. My bike was parked around the corner.

A biker was out riding his V-Twin when he collided with a little bird. Thanks to his helmet the biker was all right, but the bird looked dead. The biker was a kind man, and took the bird to a doctor. The doctor said nothing was wrong with the bird, just knocked-out. So the biker went home, built a coop to put the bird in. He put a cup of water and some pieces of stale bread in the coop, then covered it up. When the little bird woke up, he looked around and saw the water, stale bread and the bars and thought, “I’m in prison, I must have killed the biker!”

There was once a blonde woman on a plane to New York. She was in the economy class, but after takeoff, she saw an empty seat in first class and moved there. An attendant saw her and said, “Excuse me, ma’am, but you have a ticket for economy class, not first class. You cannot stay here.” The blonde replied, “I can and I will.” The attendant told the copilot, who came and talked to the woman. “Ma’am, we really can’t have you staying in this seat, your ticket was for economy class.” “You can’t make me move.” The copilot told the captain, who tried to talk her out of the seat but it didn’t work. Finally, a man who had heard what had been going on told the attendant to let him have a go at getting the woman out of the seat because he was married to a blonde, too, so he knew how to deal with her. After a quick chat with her, she moved. The shocked attendant asked him how he did it. The man replied, “I told her first class wasn’t going to New York.”

A lady goes to the doctor and complains that her husband is losing interest in sex. The doctor gives her a pill, but warns her that it’s still experimental. He tells her to slip it into his mashed potatoes at dinner, so that night, she does just that. About a week later, she’s back at the doctor, where she says, “Doc, the pill worked great! I put it in the potatoes like you said! It wasn’t five minutes later that he jumped up, raked all the food and dishes onto the floor, grabbed me, ripped all my clothes off, and ravaged me right there on the table!” The doctor says, “I’m sorry, we didn’t realize the pill was that strong! The foundation will be glad to pay for any damages.” “Nah,” she says, “that’s okay. We’re never going back to that restaurant anyway.” A man is stranded on a desert island, all alone for ten years. One day, he sees a speck in the horizon. He thinks to himself, “It’s not a ship.” The speck gets a little closer and he thinks, “It’s not a boat.” The speck gets even closer and he thinks, “It’s not a raft.” Then, out of the surf comes this gorgeous blonde woman, wearing a wet suit and scuba gear. She comes up to the guy and she says, “How long has it been since you’ve had a cigarette?” “Ten years!” he says. She reaches over, unzips a waterproof pocket on her left sleeve and pulls out a pack of fresh cigarettes. He takes one, lights it, takes a long drag and says, “Man, oh man! Is that good!” Then she asks, “How long has it been since you’ve had a drink of whiskey?” He replies, “Ten years!” She reaches over, unzips her waterproof pocket on the right, pulls out a flask and gives it to him. He takes a long swig and says, “Wow, that’s fantastic!” Then she starts unzipping this long zipper that runs down the front of her wet suit and she says to him, “And how long has it been since you’ve had some REAL fun?” And the man replies, “My God! Don’t tell me you’ve got a motorcycle in there!”



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Christmas In July 2016 By: Kelly Wescott We’ve done it again! For the fourteenth year, Christmas In July has held it’s annual toy run to Duke Children’s Hospital in Durham, NC. On Saturday, June 16th, 2016 approximately 300 bikes of all kinds rode from Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, fully escorted to the hospital in Durham. The rain held off, and there were no incidents of any kind. It was a great day! The events of Christmas In July actually began weeks ago with several bike nights around the Fayetteville, NC area. In June, Cycle Gear held a bike night, and in July, Fort Bragg H-D, Texas Roadhouse and Wal-Mart in Pembroke all held bike nights. Part of the proceeds from these companies’ bike nights are donated to Christmas In July. The annual Kickstart Party was held on July 15th at Legends Pub in Fayetteville. As usual, registrations were ongoing; music playing and the Gypsy women served us a great meal of BBQ, beans, potato salad, chips, and cold drinks. Over 100 registrations so far! Thanks to all at Legends Pub. There have been some changes this year. We met and returned to Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson on Sycamore Dairy Road. M&M Leather is closing its doors and we thank them very much for their years of support. Hopefully FBHD will be hosting us in the future. They were wonderful this year! The Cape Fear HOG Chapter served everyone a ’donations only’ pancake breakfast consisting of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, and pancakes. Everything was donated and all the monetary donations taken in for the breakfast were given to Christmas In July! As registrations were ongoing, a 50/50 raffle was held raising $584. Winner, John Hunt and family, graciously donated his half back to the cause. Thank you! Raffle prizes were given away, a beautiful handmade cooler/stand was auctioned off, and donations totaling over $2,500 were given to Will from Cycle Works in Hope Mills, The Pembroke Wal-Mart store, Team Corvette of Fayetteville, and from Shift 1 in shipping at the Wal-Mart Distribution Center. Soon it was nearing our blast off time of 10 a.m. The National Anthem was beautifully sung by Mr. Terry Dooley from the Raeford Evangelistic Methodist Church with attending flag bearer. We had the official safety briefing from a Cumberland County Sherriff’s Officer and our usual prayer for safety

before kickstands up! Led by officers from Cumberland County, the Durham city and county police and Will, we were off. Sixteen Corvettes, mostly from the Cape Fear Corvette Club, were followed by approximately 300 motorcycles of all types. Harleys, Indians, Hondas, Yamaha’s, trikes and more were escorted all the way to the hospital. Officers from Cumberland County, Lillington, Harnett County Sheriff’s, the Holly Springs Police, the Apex Police, the Cary Police, the Wake County Sheriff’s, and the Duke University Campus Police. A special thanks to Cumberland County and Durham County as they send these officers to ride with us the whole way at the county’s expense. They all do a wonderful job and we truly would not feel safe without them. If you have never seen an approximately 2 mile long stretch of auto’s and bikes, none of us stopping at all from Fayetteville to Durham, it is quite a sight to see. We could not do it without them. We also had a chase/recovery support vehicle and team donated by Hog Country of Hope Mills. Thankfully, it was not needed this year. We welcome them as a new corporate partner. Riding with us this year were new and old friends, including members from the Veterans Nomads Motorcycle Club, The Buffalo Soldiers, the Borinqueneers, the Star Vets from Raleigh/Durham, the Sanford Cruisers, the American Legion Fayetteville Post # 32, The Christian Motorcycle Association, True To the Game, Bad Boyz 4 Life, the #1 Stunnas Motorsports Club, Double B’s and M 25 Ministries. We also had the Cape Fear Corvette Club. We had one rider, Lovie from Raeford (and previously England), who has never, ever ridden in any bike run, ever. I think we spoiled her! We had many, many riders and we thank each and every one of you. Again, if it weren’t for the riders, there would be no toy run! Arriving at the hospital parking garage, Texas Roadhouse again met us with a delicious lunch! They are always perfectly ready to serve the 500 or so participants, in a very timely manner. Volunteers from Texas Roadhouse in Durham and Fayetteville served up plates of BBQ, chicken, cole slaw, the best green beans ever, and rolls. They are a big supporter of Christmas In July and we appreciate it. Thanks again. For the first timers, the trip to the hospital is the highlight. This year we had a huge trailer donated by Parrot Bay Pools



to hold all the toys, stuffed animals, games, craft supplies, etc. that were donated. The line of volunteers to bring the toys in went out the door. The pile was huge! Staff from the hospital spoke, telling how important these donations are. Sixteen different departments will benefit from these donations. In addition, Theresa Cromley, the Safe Kids Coordinator from Durham County, informed us that some of the monies are spent to save children. Car seats, gunlocks, and other safety devices are purchased for families. This was news to me and adds yet another dimension to what this day is all about, protecting and saving children. One of our own, Ponce Chavis spoke about the 30 days he and his family were at the hospital themselves, with a critically ill newborn daughter and wife. As he said, all of us know of someone who needs hospital care at one time or another. That is why we do this. Back at Ft. Bragg Harley, the fun begins again with more raffles, auctions, food, and music. This year we had Shoogers Donuts and Not Jes Subs for sale. Yum! A neon sign and portable poker table were auctioned off and raffle tickets sold. Raffle prizes included a new tire, new helmet, leather jacket, t-shirts, gift cards, tools and tool kits for bikes, folding HD chairs, lots of other items and the final auction a pair of Joe Walsh tickets! Music by 3rd Degree and Python rocked, with Double D providing sound tech support. As usual (thanks Dave) it was a wonderful day for a wonderful cause.

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Escort To Honor And Respect By Star Munsey There are only a few days in our lives that are so momentous they warrant special “pomp and circumstance” to significantly acknowledge the occasion. If we are fortunate, others will celebrate with us, and show their support for us. A few such milestones that come to mind are our birthday, graduations, and weddings days. Saturday, July 16th was one of those momentous days for Marine Corporal Garrett J. Carnes and his family in Burlington, NC. This was the day Homes for Our Troops gave this beautiful young family the keys to their new home. This is a very special home. This home is mortgage-free, and is specially adapted with carefully planned modifications and customizations to make it easily navigable, accessible, and comfortable for Garrett. It is a house that, in his words, will allow him to be the “man of the house again.” It is a home they will raise their kids in, land they will hunt and grow on, and a community they will become a part of from this day forward. Cpl Carnes lost both legs as a result of injuries sustained while selflessly and bravely serving our country in Afghanistan on Feb 19, 2012. A seemingly routine patrol changed his life, when he stepped on a pressure plate improvised explosive device (IED). Members of the biker community from as far away as Florida rode here to show their appreciation and support for Cpl Carnes and provide him with a grand welcome home and personal escort to his new home. Riders from all backgrounds and clubs such as the Defenders MC, Combat Veterans MA, PGR, Iron Legacy MC, and Patriotic Riders RC united and provided an honorable escort. The vast majority of the biker community are veterans of the military, they are ones who truly understand the sacrifice demanded by service to the country and the toll it that it takes on a service member and their family. That is why I am not surprised that these bikers worked together for the sole purpose of saying THANK YOU. Local Law Enforcement provided extra support by blocking traffic along the motorcycle escort route, ensuring Cpl Carnes never had to stop on his way to his new future. The Carnes family pulled up in the driveway of their new

home, a group of over 100 people gathered, waving flags, ringing patriotic bells, and cheering for the new homeowners as they approached the home. There was a large tent for the ceremony, set up complete with chairs for participants to get out of the sun or the coming rain. Not only were the bikers there to show their respect, but there was also a large crowd gathered from the local community to hear his friends and leaders of the community (including the Mayor) talk about Garrett. They talked about his being a loving father, a strong husband, and his leadership of those men with him. Summed up, he is a leader of men, and a true warrior. As the ceremony progressed, we moved over to the front of the house where there was a tall flagpole. Along with the representatives from Homes For Our Troops, the Carnes family proudly raised the American Flag in front of their new home and too an extra moment, taking it all in, before they ceremoniously cut the yellow Homes For Our Troops ribbon and welcomed everyone into their new home. The rest of the time people streamed in an out of the home, enjoyed Texas Roadhouse for lunch, some cool ice cones, and concluded the day knowing our presence today, our support of this charity, and our love and appreciation of this special man mattered. As I sit here this evening and sort through photos to share of this event, and write this article I pulled up https://www. and it made me smile… and choke up a bit with joy that his page now reads, “Mission Accomplished on July 16, 2016.” Yes, indeed! Mission accomplished, and welcome home. If you would like to help Homes For Our Troops, you may visit their website to see how you can get involved with donations now or support in the future. They have escorts and events to attend for every home. Please keep an eye on our future ride calendar, to see when there is one near you!


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Statesville HOG Chapter #3548 30th Anniversary Story and photo by Alan Dockery The middle of June lots of bikers rode in to Tilley Harley-Davidson, Statesville, NC, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first Harley Owners Group chapter in North Carolina. Several of the 43 H.O.G. Chapter #3548 charter members were there to tell stories about rides and events over the last 30 years. As the story is told that on a sunny May afternoon in 1986, Cotton Moore took a chair, pad and pencil, and went outside and sat under a shade tree. He said, “Y’all line up, give me ten bucks we are starting a club.” Bikers lined up behind Tommie Holmes and the first North Carolina H.O.G. Chapter started. Thirteen charter members still belong. “Harley-Davidson started the Harley Owners Group and we had lots of people interested so we started the first chapter in the state,” said Robinette Tilley. “We had some really good members, some who are still with the chapter. Don and I could see how this brings people

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Have you ever been riding down the road, and had a bug or a pebble pop you in the eye? Not only does it hurt like crazy, but it will blind you. Webster’s Dictionary defines blinded as “unable to see, or lacking sight”. Usually in the context of our spiritual walk, many times the Word of God refers to “sight”. Matthew 15:13 Jesus said, (13) “every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. (14) Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. and if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch”. Now I’m sure we have all heard the phrase “blind leading the blind”. This is still the greatest country in the world, but sometimes we as a nation stray so far from God it’s dangerous. Now unless you live under a rock you have heard all the debating going on between candidates for many offices in this great land. I have yet to hear one say they would ask God to restore our nation. This is a form of that blindness Matthew spoke of. A good cure for spiritual blindness is to read the Word, pray, and seek God. If you don’t know how to pray, just talk to God. He won’t strike you down if you mess up. Read “His” Word. It is alive and will heal your blindness. Put on the armor of God daily to protect yourself and equip you for your daily walk. Most of all, if you haven’t accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, ask Him into your heart today.

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PGR Mission For Daniel Marthers By: Wally Wersching Sergeant First Class Daniel Marthers was a US Army veteran who served in Vietnam during the late 1960’s. He was in the Army for eleven years, and was awarded the Purple Heart five times. Afterward, he worked at the Department of Veteran’s Affairs with other veterans and their families as a Trauma Specialist. Daniel was 100% disabled, and worked with other disabled veterans. Daniel married Phyllis, had a couple of sons, a daughter, and five grandchildren. He was 69 years old when he passed. I was notified about the PGR mission for him, and decided to go. The Rock Springs Baptist Church is only a few miles from home. I left home about 12:30PM heading south on Rte. 18. When I got to John Crawford Road, I forced myself to turn onto John Crawford Road – it was a gravel road. After a mile or so, it turned into a paved road. It was one of those real back roads where they pave it but don’t paint any stripes on it. It also was very narrow with the occasional home on either side. It would be difficult to encounter another car coming at you on the road. I felt like I was really in the backcountry. The church was on top of a hill, and we parked together on the side in the gravel portion of the lot. After I parked, we all got acquainted. We were waiting for a small group to escort Daniel from the Blakely Funeral Home in Gaffney, SC to the church. Before long, we heard the sound of approaching motorcycles, and then we saw the four bikers in front of the hearse. The hearse parked, and we were asked to assist as pallbearers. Daniel was a big guy. As the casket was removed from the hearse, we all stood at attention and saluted the fallen soldier. The pallbearers put the oversized casket onto the dolly so it could be easily rolled into the church for the service. We were given our flags for the flag line. Most of us stood in the shade but a couple had to stand in the hot sun. Luckily there was a breeze or it would have been hard to bear. When the service started, we were invited into the church

hall for refreshments. We were a little uneasy about going inside where it was air-conditioned, as it would make the rest of the mission seem even hotter. We all went inside the church hall, and had something to eat. Some had a full meal. They had a huge spread along with delicious desserts. We could hear the service for Daniel over a speaker in the hall. Many of his friends stood to talk about how Daniel had changed their lives. It sounded as if Daniel was a very caring man. The church was filled with his friends and family. When the service was over, we reestablished the flag line at the gravesite. There was a very small cemetery in back of the church hall. Luckily, there was a narrow paved road that went around the hall to the cemetery so they had no problems getting Daniel to his final resting place. Again we assisted the pallbearers to place Daniel onto the lowering mechanism. I was surprised to see only two men in uniform as Daniel’s Honor Guard. There was no volley, but taps was played. The two men folded the flag, and presented it to Daniel’s wife, Phyllis. Daniel’s close family was under the shade of the canopy but his friends stood far away in the shade of the trees, and the church hall. It was very hot in the sun. When the burial service was over, we slowly walked back to the truck to give back our flags. We chatted for a short time, and then said good-bye – until we meet again when we honor another departed veteran.



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By: Bill Gallaway Saturday, June 25 was the date for the latest Gold Wing Road Rider Association of South Carolina “Plaque Attack”. This attack brought riders from all over South Carolina to Anderson, SC, where the Host Chapter “A” Anderson planned the event at Harbor Bay Seafood. The weather was sunny and hot. The temperature was around 98º F. Did I mention it was HOT? As far as I’m concerned, everybody in attendance deserved some kind of an award for riding in that extreme heat. However, the temperature in the restaurant was cool and comfortable. The food was very good and the prices were right. It was a good choice of a place to meet and that is where the Anderson, SC Chapter holds their monthly meetings. There were a total of 10 Chapters present from Anderson, Easley, Charleston, Rock Hill, Clemson, Spartanburg, Greenwood, Greenville, Columbia, and Newberry. Only two chapters were not represented – the Aiken Chapter “Q” and Myrtle Beach Chapter “J”. All of the Chapters represented amounted to 91 members in attendance. There were various awards given out. Newberry received the Silver Award, Columbia the Bronze Award, and Charleston the Gold Award. The Plaque computation placed Newberry in 3rd, Columbia in 2nd and Charleston in 1st. Shown with Plaque is the Charleston Chapter Director Mike Melton from the TriCounty Wings Chapter “G”. Congratulations to Charleston.

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8th Annual Returning Warriors Motorcycle Escort By: Bill Gallaway This year there were 40 Marines from Camp Lejeune in North Carolina that arrived in the upstate of South Carolina to participate in a week of relaxation and recognition. On Monday, June 20th, approximately 130 motorcyclists also arrived in Easley, SC to welcome home and escort the motorcade of Marines to Keowee Key in Salem, SC. Those that rode the route on this first day of summer experienced sunny skies and temperatures in the high 80’s with high humidity. The route from Easley traveled through Liberty, Norris, Central, Clemson, and Seneca, where they were greeted by thousands of flag waving Americans who were showing their support for these Marines and all those that put their lives on the line every day. The day ended with a recognition supper of BBQ and all the fixings for the cyclists at the Light House Restaurant on Lake Keowee. This is the eighth year that host families welcomed the Marines into their homes for four days of recreation and relaxation. While they were here they got to play golf, archery, tennis, swim, fish, water ski, Jet Ski, and go tubing. In between,

they visited with their host families and attended some local Veterans recognition events. It’s through events like this that we can show our support and thanks to active service Marines. The nonprofit Communities 4 Warriors/Communities 4 Marines, the Keowee Key Community and the Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital, which is part of the Greenville Hospital System, make this event possible. Many thanks go to The Lighthouse Restaurant, Skin Daddy’s, Yuppers, and to all involved in this event. “Semper Fi”.


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September 2016 - Issue #218  

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