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The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine

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Riding High To Hanging Rock

Table Of Contents Issue #242

PAGE 30 Women’s Freedom Ride 2018

PAGE 32 Speedway Harley-Davidson 5 th Anniversary

PAGE 59 9 th Annual Bikers 4 Boobs Ride

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September 2018

Letter From The Editor.....................................................5 Cruisin’ Calendar..............................................................6 Cover Story - Capital City Bikefest...................................7 Weekly Bike Nights...........................................................9 Quotable Quote................................................................15 Thursday Night Is Bike Night At Lucky’s Saloon...............18 14th Annual Ronnie’s Sunday Bash..................................20 Black Cat Harley-Davidson’s Bike Night...........................22 Rollin’ On The River At The Roost....................................24 Resisting The Devil...........................................................26 Grateful Dog Festival VII Run...........................................28 Riding High To Hanging Rock...........................................30 Women’s Freedom Ride 2018..........................................32 3rd Annual Benefit For Autistic And Special Needs Children.... 34 Bikes, Beards, Beef, And Brews.......................................36 Tobacco Road H-D Riding Academy Class Reunion........38 12th Annual Barry Glenn Toys For Tots Kick Off................40 Burlington Ladies Of Harley Deliver Christmas In July.....42 Can-Am Spyder Demo Experience..................................44 Motorcycle Hit And Run....................................................46 Xtreme Wings-N-Things Special Olympics Benefit..........48 Fatheadz Performance Eyewear......................................49 Jim’s Motor Service Since ‘89..........................................50 CMA Diaper Run..............................................................52 3rd Annual Tilley H-D Suede And Chrome.........................54 American Children’s Home Benefit Run...........................56 Speedway Harley-Davidson 5th Anniversary.....................59 14th Annual Antique Bikes On Main..................................60 Edgecombe County Ghost Riders Anniversary................62 9th Annual Bikers 4 Boobs Ride........................................64 Spokes & Jokes................................................................66 MSTA At Big Lynn Lodge..................................................68 CBA Of Raleigh Community Motorcycle Ride..................70 ThunderZone....................................................................71 16th Annual Christmas In July...........................................72 Heat Stress Injuries While Riding.....................................73 An Afternoon Ride In South Carolina...............................74 The Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Archive Collection.........76 Jake’s Big Ass Event........................................................77 People & Places...............................................................78 Trail 140 – Too Cool Little Machine..................................80


Letter From The Editor

Staff Mark Infield

Editor / Owner Mark@FTCarolinas.com

Molly “WildThing” Infield Operations Manager Molly@FTCarolinas.com

Lincoln Infield

Layout / Design / Webmaster Lincoln@FTCarolinas.com

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Office Manager Renea@FTCarolinas.com

Sales Staff Grant, Lincoln, Alan, Wendy, Scott, Crystal T, Christian, Mark H., Rose, Lloyd, Elwin, Anthony, Gary, Ricky, Caroline, Trisha, Brian, Mark C. Beth, John, Chef Ray, David, Ed, Jim, James, Mason, Karen, Christi

Photos Chaos, Alan, Scott, Kathy, Grant, Caroline, Buzz, Chi Force, Alan Dockery, Wally Wersching, Ed Cleary, Rose & Lloyd, Aardvark, Penny Belcher, Deb Greene, Johnny Reb, Charlie Boone, Ray Tracy, Bill Gallaway, Wendy Rogers

re you ready? We have spent 20 years preparing for this issue of The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine! It is the beginning of our 3rd DECADE of publishing the best motorcycle magazine in North and South Carolina and we have no intention of quitting anytime soon. A lot has changed in the years since we began this journey. We went from working out of our house (Wild Thing used to work sitting cross-legged on our bed), interviewing potential sales people and advertisers at our kitchen table, to an office, and then a larger office. My son, Lincoln, who has been with us the whole time, has taken over all of the layout and graphic design work as well as most of the stuff that I used to do. Renea Brown has been our office administrator for over 12 years and is the first person that you will talk to when you call our office. Molly sold her Sportster and has been riding her ’99 Road Queen for 18 years! The Fat Boy is history and now I ride a Cosmic Purple 2000 Road King. But one thing has not changed. We strive to make every issue of The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine the best we have ever published. We cover more events and distribute more magazines to more locations in North and South Carolina than anyone else. No one else is even close! We have the most events posted in The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Cruisin’ Calendar than anyone else. And they are all FREE listings! The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine is more than just a magazine. We are a multimedia entity that uses print, electronic, and social media to get your information out to your target market. So, whether you are putting on a charity event or a business that needs to advertise, The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine is the best value available. We are clearly #1 in the Carolinas and we can get the word out about your business or event better than any other media. We have an ad for every budget, discount rates for benefit drop in flyers, and we can create any size ad for your business for FREE! I invite you to be a part of our ongoing success story. Call 336-885-5400 or visit us on the web at FullThrottleMagazine.com. By pooling our resources, we can all continue to grow together. The road goes on forever and the party never ends……….

Writers Mark, WildThing, Alan, Scott, Kathy, Grant, Buzz, Wally Wersching, Caroline, Ms. Pat, Ed Cleary, Rose & Lloyd, Meredy Swafford, Johnny Reb, Samantha Greene, Charlie Boone, Ray Tracy, Bill Gallaway, Wendy Rogers, Karney Law Firm

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The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine 2018 is published monthly and no reproduction of any content is permitted except by prior express written approval of Mark D. Infield, Publisher, Editor, & CEO. Publisher assumes no financial responsibility for errors in ads beyond the cost of space occupied by error. Publisher is not liable for: any slandering of an individual or group, as we mean no malice or individual criticism at any time. We are not responsible for the opinions or comments of our columnists. The advertisers are solely responsible for content of their ads, promises, and coupons, or any lack of fulfillment thereof. Publisher is also to be held harmless from: failure to produce any issue as scheduled due to reasons beyond control; all suits, claims or loss of expenses; including but is not limited to: suits for libel, plagiarism, copyright infringement, and unauthorized use of a person’s name or photograph. Publisher does not promote excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages.

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SEPT 1 2ND ANNUAL VETS FOR VETS RIDE & BENEFIT VFW Post 9133 1450 Piney Green Rd., Jacksonville, NC. Reg 9:30-10:30. $20/ rider $5/pass breakfast & bandana included. Food, live music, door prizes, raffle. Hosted by Combat Veterans Motorcycle Assoc. Proceeds benefit veterans and veteran projects in the community. skatz@ popasmoke.com. SEPT 1 HD101-NEW RIDER BOOT CAMP Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 10am begins 10:30. www. tobaccoroadhd.com 919-832-2261.

SEPT 1-2 BULL CITY RUMBLE 14 – VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE SHOW Brightleaf District 1007 West Main St., Durham, NC. 12pm, no admission, bike entry fee $7. www.tonup. bigcartel.com/bull-city-rumble.com 919-687-6969.

SEPT 7-8 2ND ANNUAL TRAXSIDE BIKE RALLY Pace Park 8 Memorial Park Dr. Thomasville, NC. Live music Fri 6-10 Sat 1-7, vendors wanted, food available. Spons by Slate Aid Group. Rusty 336-8801337

SEPT 2 2ND ANNUAL RIDE FOR JEFF Coopers Tavern 2304 N. Williams St., Goldsboro, NC. Reg 11:30 KSU 12:30, $10/person, door prizes, 50/50. Proceeds go toward medical bills. Tina Herring 919-252-4073.

SEPT 7-9 THUNDER IN THE SMOKIES FALL RALLY Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, 3374 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC. Music, vendors, bike games, free stuff, fire dancers, cash prizes, bike show. www.handlebarcorral.com handlebarcorral@aol.com 828-246-2101.

SEPT 3 LABOR DAY EVENT Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 11am-3pm, free food, live music, slow races tournament. www.fortbraggharley.com. 910-864-1200.

SEPT 8 2018 SHOP WITH THE SHERIFF CHARITY RIDE Sheriff’s Office Fuller Center 314 Jasper St., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 8 KSU 9:30, $20/rider/passenger, includes food, SEPT 3 LABOR DAY COOKOUT raffle, door prizes. Benefits purchasVFW Post 9899 2923 Archdale Rd., ing gifts for deserving children. Rain SEPT 1 VEGAS NIGHT Raging Bull High Point, NC. 3-5. 336-431-1106. date Sept 15. sleake@ccsonc.org Lt. Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., W E R E Y O U I N J U RS.ELeake D ? 910-483-4015. Durham, NC. 12-4 explore the fun SEPT 3 LABOR DAY BASH Tank of Vegas. Food, music, fun. Oliver Town Tavern 6711 Freedom Dr. SEPT 8 3RD ANNUAL CAMEL marketing@ragingbullhd.com www. Charlotte, NC. BBQ, music. 704-277- CITY BIKEFEST Dixie Classic Fairragingbullhd.com 919-596-9511. 0268. grounds 421 27th St. N.W, WinstonI hope youSalem, neverNC. 11am-11pm. Live music, SEPT 1 BENEFIT RIDE FOR RUSSEPT 7 DOWN HOME BIKE NIGHT vendors, camping, Baggerz & Tails call me... W ESELL R E DICKERSON Y O U I NSidewinders J U R E D ? Ace Speedway 3401 Altamahawhave toCustom Bike Show, Ms. Camel City 3057 State Rd., Summerville, SC. Race Track Rd., Elon, NC. Gate Contest, bike games, BBQ Cookoff, Reg 11 KSU 12, $10/rider $5/pass. open 6pm race 8pm, $10. Ride your BurnOut Contest. Camping Avail. Band, food, 50/50, raffle, door prizes. Harley for the pre-race ceremony, Wayne Pinnix 336-464-6202. 843-688-4333. I hope you never new rider experience, jump start simulator, giveaways, door prizes, SEPT 8 9/11 MEMORIAL RIDE have to call me...50/50. 336-227-1261. Morehead City Elks Lodge 400 Miller Farm Rd., Morehead City, NC. Reg 9am. Benefits The Military Order of but I am here the Purple Heart. Kneal1@cc.rr.com if you need me Kent Neal 252-247-5234 SEPT 1 BIKERS COUPLES RETREAT & CONFERENCE FELLOWSHIP Queen City Biker Church 901 Belmont Rd., Charlotte, NC. 704996-3962.

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SEPT 8 6TH ANNUAL HOGS FOR DOGS Saints & Scholars Pub 909 Spring Forest Rd., Raleigh, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11:30 $20/rider $10/pass includes t-shirt, food. Benefits Animal Advocates Coalition. Rain date 9/9/18 www.advocates4good.org. Holly 919-427-9452. SEPT 8 UNITY & REMEMBRANCE RIDE WTH THE BULL CITY Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. KSU 10. Celebrating and honoring those who serve our community, state and country. Benefits Healing with CAARE.. Oliver marketing@ragingbullhd.com www. ragingbullhd.com 919-596-9511. SEPT 8 PHAIL WYNN MEMORIAL RIDE Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. KSU 12, free to ride. Donation accepted for Wounded Warriors family support. Oliver marketing@ragingbullhd. com www.ragingbullhd.com 919-5969511. SEPT 8 NEW 2019 MODEL OPEN HOUSE Down Home Harley-Davidson 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. Demo rides, fashion show, Grillin’ & Chillin’, tattoo contest. www. downhomeharley.com 336-227-1261.

SEPT 8 MOTORCYCLES FOR MAMMOGRAMS Cox’s Harley-Davidson 2795 NC Hwy 134 Asheboro, NC. Reg 8 KSU 10:30, $20/bike. Live music, silent auction, 50/50. www. coxsharley.com 336-629-2415. SEPT 8 SCOOTIN FOR BUGG 2nd Annual Memorial Poker Run, J Birds 7920 Fairview Rd., Mint Hill, NC. Reg 10 first out 11, $15/hand $20/2 hands. Benefits Kilah Davenport Foundation. 704-545-1932. SEPT 8 JIMMY JAM Lancaster’s BBQ 515 Rinehardt Rd., Mooresville, NC. Reg 10-11, $25/$10 passenger scavenger hunt 11am-1pm, in house 1-3pm. Music, raffles, food, games, vendors. Presented by Sentinels of Hope. Benefits Jimmy Brooks. Wendi Palone 631-871-7959. SEPT 8 JESUS ROCKS RALLY X Crossfire UMC 3200 Statesville Rd., North Wilkesboro, NC. 9am, live music, vendors. www.bikerchurch.com 336-262-3319.

motopsyco.com motopsyco@motopsyco.com Floyd Finch 843-309-6886 or Tony Berry 919-518-4742. SEPT 9 ABATE OF SC COLUMBIA RIDERS MEETING The New Ole Place 3311 Two Notch Rd., Columbia, SC. 2pm. 803-754-5825. SEPT 11 NEVER FORGOTTEN COMMEMORATIVE RIDE Dismal Swamp Canal State Park 2294 US17 South Mills, NC. Reg 9:30 KSU 10:15, escorted ride to stand in a flag line during the Patriot Day Celebration at Twiford Funeral Home. Roy Hankinson 757-553-2470. SEPT 11 THE 911 RUN Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 6pm, KSU 9pm $10/bike, food trucks, night/pyro parachute demonstration jump. Presented by Infidels MC. Benefits JFK Special Forces Musuem. 910-864-1200.

SEPT 13-16 2018 NC CMA STATE SEPT 8 GASTON CBA FREEDOM RALLY Cragmont Assembly 1233 RIDE Route 55 Country Store 1791 N Fork Rd., Black Mountain, NC. WE R E SC. YO U10:30 I N J U RWorship, E D ? fellowship, fun, food. Hwy 55W, Clover, Reg last out 11:30, $15/1 roll, $25/3 rolls, charliepenny@bellsouth.net Charlie 50/50, raffle Benefits Gaston CBA’s Morgan 828-696-0859. legislative and charitable contribuSEPT 8 TONY WESTMORELAND tions. 704-913-7284. SEPT 14-15 8TH ANNUAL BIKER MEMORIAL POKER RUN JR’s I hope youBLUES neverBBQ RALLY Tilley HarleyCorner Tavern 901 Greensboro Rd., SEPT 8 2ND ANNUAL RAILS AND Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, have to call me... WERE YOU INJURED? High Point, NC. Reg 10:30 KSU 12, ROADS 2018 VINTAGE MOTORNC. Entertainment, vendors, char$15/sgl $20/dbl $10/plates for non CYCLE SHOW S.C. Railroad ity poker run, people’s choice BBQ riders. Live music, auction, 50/50, Museum 110 Industrial Park Rd., tasting. www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com raffles, door prizes. Proceeds go toWinnsboro, SC. Reg 9:30 judging 11 704-638-6044. ward final expenses. 336-875-4177. – 1:30 awards 2. Entry $10/one $15/ I hope you never SEPT 14-15 CBA STATE PARTY have to call me...as many as you want. Door prizes, 50/50. Benefits the museum. PreRiders Roost Motorcycle Resort 100 sented by Vintage Japanese MotorElk Creek Darby Rd., Ferguson, NC. cycle Club of the Carolinas, www. Live music. 336-973-8405.

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SEPT 15 8TH ANNUAL BIKER BLUES BBQ RALLY POKER RUN FOR VETERANS Tilley Harley of Salisbury 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. Reg 9am, last out 11. Escorted ride leaving Tilley Harley-Davidson of Statesville 12:45pm. Benefits Salisbury VA Hospice Unit. Spons by Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group. www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com. 704638-6044. SEPT 15 13TH ANNUAL 343 MEMORIAL RIDE Carolina Coast Harley-Davidson 6620 Market St., Wilmington, NC. Honoring the fallen of 9/11, 910-791-9997. SEPT 15 1ST ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE RIDE FUNDRAISER FOR “RIDE FOR YOUTH” Collier HarleyDavidson 316 Premier Blvd, Roanoke Rapids, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11. Benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Halifax County. 252-537-6493.

Veterans Memorial to the Coastal Carolina Veteran’s Cemetery. Phillip East 910-548-8439. SEPT 15 HOG CHAPTER CHALLENGE Raging Bull Harley-Davidson, 300 Muldee st. Durham, NC. 12-4. Think your chapter out numbers ours? Bring your chapter, wear your patches. Club with the largest attendance gets $1,000. Live music, food and drinks. Oliver marketing@ ragingbullhd.com www.ragingbullhd. com 919-596-9511. SEPT 15 MDA RIDE Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. Reg 10:30, $20/rider $10/pass, food, 50/50, raffle, door prizes, raffle. Oliver marketing@ ragingbullhd.com www.ragingbullhd. com 919-596-9511.

SEPT 15 FALL OPEN HOUSE Smokin Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. Test rides, product seminars, vendors, prizes. www.smokinharley.com 336722-3106. SEPT 15 RIDE TO THE RESCUE 2018 Thomasville Rescue Squad 212 Pine St., Thomasville, NC. Reg 9 KSU 11, $20/sgl $30/dbl. food. Benefits Thomasville Rescue Squad. www.res5cue.org 336-472-7520. SEPT 15 RIDE TO REMEMBER OUR VETERANS Summerfield’s First Baptist Church 2300 Scalesville Rd., Summerfield, NC. Reg 8:30 KSU 10, $25/sgl $30/dbl includes lunch and shirt, escorted ride. 50/50, silent auction Benefits the Disabled American Veterans. www.ridetoremembertriad.com 336-312-6499 or Ron Stoll 336-601-8088.

SEPT 15 2ND ANNUAL KAY TEAGUE’S TA TA RUN AND LITTLE PINK BASH Down Home SEPT 15 LULU’S 1ST ANNUAL SEPT 15 ROCK 4 ROBARGE Fort Harley-Davidson 2215 Hanford Rd., MEMORIAL RIDE Just One More Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 SycaBurlington, NC. NC. Reg 10 KSU 12, Tavern 643 East King St., King, NC. more Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. $10/sgl $15/dbl, dinner, live music. Reg 9 KSU 11, $15/sgl $25/dbl, food, 10-5, $10/entry into concert, food, After party at Lucky’s Saloon. Kay 50/50. Benefits family of Chad Engellive music, raffles. Benefits Amy Teague 336-437-2099 or Barry Hicks kins. 336-983-8844. Robarge. www.fortbraggharley.com. 336-693-4100. WERE YOU INJURED? 910-864-1200. SEPT 15 LOGAN MEMORIAL RIDE SEPT 15 2ND ANNUAL GATE CITY Tank Town Tavern 6711 Freedom Dr. SEPT 15 VFW POST #24514 LODGE #694 RIDE FOR THE CHILCharlotte, NC. 704-277-0268. POKER RUN Harley-Davidson of DREN Greensboro Masonic Temple New Bern 1613 Hwy 70E, New Bern, 426 W Market St., Greensboro, NC. youSEPT 15 JESSIE’S RIDE OF HOPE I hope never NC. www.harley-davidsonofnewbern. Reg 9-11 KSU 11:30, $20/rider have $5/ Crossroads call me...Harley-Davidson 1921 W Ecom R E252-633-4060. Y O U I N J U R E D ? pass, door prizes, live auction, food. toUS Hwy 421 Wilkesboro, NC. KSU Benefits Masonic Home for Children. 1, $25/bike, food, raffle, 50/50, live SEPT 15 3RD ANNUAL MICHAEL Daniel Weatherington 336-707-8901. music. Rain date Sept 22. Benefits BARRETT RIDING FOR WREATHS National Tay Sachs & Allied DiseasFESTIVAL MOTORCYCLE RUN & SEPT 15 70TH ANNIVERSARY MOes. www.ntsad.org. 336-667-1689. I hope you never CAR SHOW Humphrey Farm 522 TORCYCLE RIDE VFW Post #9899 have to call me...2923 Archdale Rd., High Point, NC. Willis Landing Rd., Hubert, NC. Reg SEPT 15 RIDING FOR RMH Melody 9-11, $20/bike $10/pass includes 336-431-1106. Square 101 6th St., North Wilkest-shirt and food. Benefits Wreaths boro, NC. Reg 9 KSU 10, $20/ but I am here Across America for Onslow Vietnam rider $5/pass, door prizes, 50/50, if you need me t-shirts, $5 meal tickets. All vehicles

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Cruisin’ Calendar welcome. Also collecting items for Ronald McDonald House, cleaning supplies, single serve snack/meals, laundry det, small toys, journals, crafts for all ages. www.rmhws.org. Hosted by Bikers For Kids, Benefits Ronald McDonald House of WinstonSalem. George Couch 336-469-1470 or Matt Richardson 336-262-3070. SEPT 15 HAPPY 13TH TO SAVANNA RIDE Bikers @ the Well Church 213 Sweet Briar Dr., Cherryville, NC. 12-unil. Live music, food. Benefits Savanna’s heart condition. Sponsored by West Piedmont of NC Heaven’s Saints Motorcycle Ministry. 704-914-5319. SEPT 15 BIKERS FOR CHRIST MOTORCYCLE AND CAR SHOW Maranatha PFWB Church 3994 E NC 24 Hwy, Beulaville, NC. Reg 1011, $15/vehicle. Benefits the support of Bikers for Christ Motorcycle Ministry. 910-298-4198, Shawn (Cowboy) Minyard at minyard.country@yahoo. com. SEPT 15 HAWGS FOR HOPE BENEFIT RIDE Harley-Davidson of Greenville 30 Chrome Dr., Greenville, SC. Reg 9am, $25/bike includes t-shirt, KSU 10:30. Live music, food. 864-234-1340. SEPT 16 RONALD BLAKE HUGHES BENEFIT/LIFESHARE OF CAROLINAS Tank Town Tavern 6711 Freedom Dr. Charlotte, NC. 704-277-0268. SEPT 16 RONALD BLAKE HUGHES MEMORIAL RIDE Walmart 7131 Hwy 73 Denver, NC. Reg 11:30 KSU 12:30. Live music, food truck, raffles. Rain or Shine. 704-277-0268. SEPT 16 HIGHWAY TO RECOVERY Old Walmart 2095 North Bridge St., Elkin, NC. KSU 1:30, $20/sgl $30/ dbl, $25/cars 3+ additional $10/person. Live music, food, raffle. Pro-

ceeds go toward medical, travel and lodging for the Greenwoods, injured in motorcycle accident. Missy Perrin 336-258-0908 or Megan Dalton 336244-3215. SEPT 16 16TH ANNUAL CATAWBA COUNTY SHRINERS POKER RUN Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson, 2002 13th Ave Dr. SE, Hickory, NC. Reg 10:30, first out 11:45, $15/hand $35/3 hands, food, door prizes. Dennis Grigg 828-781-0062. SEPT 16 10TH ANNUAL UNDY 500 Low Country Harley-Davidson 4707 Dorchester Rd., North Charleston, SC. Reg 9:30 $20/rider $15/pass PLUS a package of new undergarments. Benefits Palmetto Warrior Connection. www.goodwillundy500. com events@palmettogoodwill.org Laura Payne 843-377-2838. SEPT 19 VETERANS COFFEE Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-638-6044. SEPT 20 BIKER TRASH NATION BIKE NIGHT TAKEOVER Ted’s Kickin’ Chicken 4695 S. Main St., Winston-Salem, NC. 336-650-0290. SEPT 20-23 MEETING OF THE MINDS 2018 Renaissance Denver Hotel 3801 Quebec St. Denver, CO. Motorcycle conference. www.motorcycleridersfoundation.wildapricot.org/ event-2752541. SEPT 21-22 CAN-AM SPYDER DEMO EXPERIENCE Honda of Winston-Salem 591 S. Stratford Rd., Winston-Salem, NC. Fri 10-4, Sat 10-3, giveaways and refreshments. Hotdogs and hamburgers on Saturday. www.hondaws.com 336-7650330. SEPT 21-23 14TH ANNUAL CAPITAL CITY BIKEFEST Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson 1126 S Saunders St. and the Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC. Stunt shows, live

11 music, bike show, car show, tattoo fest, vendors. $10/wknd admission. www.capitalcitybikefest.com 919832-2261. SEPT 22 FOR YOU WE RIDE Harley-Davidson of New Bern 1613 Hwy 70 East, New Bern, NC. Benefits breast cancer assistance charities. www.foryouweride.com 405-2502251. SEPT 22 FOR YOU WE RIDE New River Harley-Davidson 2394 Wilmington Hwy, Jacksonville, NC. Benefits breast cancer assistance charities. www.foryouweride.com 405-250-2251. SEPT 22 FOR YOU WE RIDE Black Jack Harley-Davidson 2691 Alex Lee Blvd. Florence, SC. Benefits breast cancer assistance charities. www. foryouweride.com 405-250-2251. SEPT 22 FOR YOU WE RIDE Harley-Davidson of Charlotte 9205 E Independence Blvd, Matthews, NC. Benefits breast cancer assistance charities. www.foryouweride.com 405-250-2251. SEPT 22 FOR YOU WE RIDE Cox’s Harley-Davidson 1178 Galleria Blvd, Rock Hill, SC. Reg 10 KSU 12, $25/rider $15/pass. Benefits breast cancer assistance charities. www. foryouweride.com 405-250-2251. SEPT 22 FOR YOU WE RIDE Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. Benefits breast cancer assistance charities. www. foryouweride.com 405-250-2251. SEPT 22 FOR YOU WE RIDE Smokin Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. Benefits breast cancer assistance charities. www.foryouweride.com 405-250-2251. SEPT 22 42ND ANNUAL FALL OPEN HOUSE Harley-Davidson of New Bern 1613 Hwy 70 East, New Bern, NC. www.harley-davidsonnewbern.com 252-633-4060.


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SEPT 22 12TH ANNUAL OFFICER DOWN MEMORIAL RIDE Carteret County Community College 3505 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11, $20/rider $5/pass. Food, 50/50. Sponsored by Blue Knights Chapter XV111. Jeff Fulcher 252-269-9943. SEPT 22 DARE COUNTY MOTORCYCLE TOY RUN Vertigo Tattoo 7594 Shipyard Rd., Manns Harbor, NC. Reg 8-9:45 KSU 10. 252-4753541. SEPT 22 9TH ANNUAL WE RIDE FOR THOSE WHO CAN’T REMBEMRANCE RUN and POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony NC Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., NC. Reg. 8am. Ceremony 10am KSU 11, $20/rider $10/pass, door prizes, food, vendors. www.rollingthunder-nc1.com chairman@rollingthunder-nc1.com Jim Hollister 910-273-3367. SEPT 22 VETERAN SUICIDE AWARENESS EVENT Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Food, entertainment and drinks. www.fortbraggharley.com. 910-864-1200.

food. Corey 910-789-2968, Erica 910-540-2738, Robert 910-2319328. SEPT 22 FEFE’S RIDE Double D Burnout Saloon 1408 E Mountain St., Kernersville, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11, $15/sgl $20/dbl. Food, raffle, auction, music. Proceeds to offset medical cost due to cancer treatments. Hdrider1998@gmail.com 336-9923033. SEPT 22 POKER RUN FOR A HERO JR’s Corner Tavern 901 Greensboro Rd., High Point, NC. KSU 12. Benefits Eric Russell. 336875-4177. SEPT 22 GO DOG GO! 2ND ANNUAL POKER RUN Cox’s Harley-Davidson 2795 NC Hwy 134 Asheboro, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11 $10/bike, $10/ hand. Classic car cruise in 9-3 $10/ entry. Door prizes, 50/50, silent auction. Sponsored by Amvets Post 905. Benefits local service dog teams & veterinary cost. Beth Angel 863-2414740.

SEPT 22 H.O.G. CHAPTER COOKOUT Speedway Harley-Davidson 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. 11am-3pm. 704-979-7433. SEPT 22 2019 MODEL YEAR OPEN HOUSE Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. Music, food, free beer. www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com 704-638-6044. SEPT 22 11TH ANNUAL RIDE TO REMEMBER OUR FALLEN Cox Harley-Davidson 1178 Galleria Blvd, Rock Hill, SC. First out 12, last out 2:30, $20/sgl $25/dbl. Proceeds will go to assist veterans. info@ cvma152.org. SEPT 22 LIVE FREE(ER) OPEN HOUSE Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. Test rides, new product seminars, in-store games, food & drinks, music, prizes. www. thundertowerharley.com. 803-4611121.

SEPT 25-26 INDIAN MOTORCYCLE DEMO TRUCK Smoky Mountain SEPT 22 3RD ANNUAL JIM 82 Locust Dr., WaynesW E R E Y O U I N J U RSteel E DHorses ? MCLANE MEMORIAL WREATHS ville, NC. 11am-7pm. 828-452-7276. ACROSS AMERICA POKER RUN Kennedy-Hall American Legion Post SEPT 26-OCT 1 THE NATIONAL SEPT 22 3RD ANNUAL ONSLOW 106 6250 Hwy 801 Salisbury, NC. VIETNAM TRAVELING WALL COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY RIDE Reg 9:30 KSU 10:30, $15/rider $10/ Mall 3500 Oleander I hope youIndependence never Richlands VFD 113 N. Wilmington pass $5/extra hand. Food, raffle, Dr. Wilmington, NC. Todd Dillon 910have to660-1974. call me... W ESt., RE Y O UNC. I NReg J U9 R E D ? 50/50, door prizes. Rick Land 704Richlands, safety meeting 9:45, donation ride. Benefits 929-9831, Bob Kennerly 910-657Onslow County Public Safety Memo1033 or Kennedy-Hall 704-278-2493. SEPT 27 BIKE NIGHT Fort Bragg rial. Jimmy Davis 910-389-6934 or Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Larry Jones 910-358-1398. SEPT 22 2019 MODEL YEAR OPEN Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 6-9pm, I hope you never HOUSE Tilley Harley-Davidson 653 vendors, live entertainment, people’s haveRIDE to call me...Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. Food, SEPT 22 3RD ANNUAL FOR choice bike show, raffles. www.fortCHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK music, beer. www.tilleyhdofsalisbury. braggharley.com. 910-864-1200. Sam’s Club 412 S. College Rd., com 704-638-6044. Wilmington, NC. Reg 8:30-9:45 KSU but I am here 10, $20/bike $5/pass, door prizes,

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SEPT 28 GOLDSBORO BIKE NIGHT Shelton’s Harley-Davidson 606 Corporate Dr., Goldsboro, NC. 7-9, door prizes, food. www.sheltonshd.com 919-731-2776. SEPT 28 HAPPY HOUR Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 4-6 drinks and wings. www.fortbraggharley.com. 910-864-1200. SEPT 28-29 FALL SPRAWL Riders’ Roost 100 Elk Creek Darby Rd, Ferguson NC 336-973-8405. SEPT 29 SOUTHERN FALL RIDE 2018 Comfort Inn & Suites 100 Tower Dr. Danville, VA. KSU 10, $10/ rider $5/pass. Benefits the Institute for cancer care at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. Sonya Walker 434-547-2940. SEPT 29 SWAP MEET D & Q Motorsports 34 Ray Hart Lane., Angier, NC. www.dandqmotorsports.com 919-639-5511. SEPT 29 7TH ANNUAL RIDING WITH THE ANGELS TIM DIFFIN MEMORIAL RUN Dog House 3049 Owens Dr., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 11 KSU 12, $20/rider $15/pass includes meal. Live music, raffles, 50/50, auction. Benefits Christmas for the needy in Cumberland County foster children. www.thebikersandneedychilrenfoundation.com 910-551-1161. SEPT 29 BENEFIT RIDE Big Marsh Fire Department 456 South 5th St., Saint Paul’s, NC. Reg 9:30 KSU 11, $15/sgl $20/dbl, 50/50, door prizes, auction, food. Please wear red tshirt. Benefits Chief Jimmy Britt and safety officer Gene Lambert. Rain date Oct 6. Robbie Base 910-7342498 or Mike Overton 910-374-5009. SEPT 29 MONUMENT AND MYSTERY TOUR Harley-Davidson of New Bern 1613 Hwy 70 East, New Bern, NC. Reg 9-10:30, $20/rider $10/pass. Food, cash prizes, door

prizes 50/50, Benefits local area veterans. Presented by New Bern Elks Lodge # 764, 252-638-8116. SEPT 29 FIREFIGHTERS HELPING FIREFIGHTERS RIDE FOR MASON Riding High Harley-Davidson 3036 NC Hwy 68, High Point, NC. Reg 1012, $20/rider $10/pass, live music, 50/50, prizes. Hosted by Fire & Iron MC Piedmont Triad N.C. Station 143. 336-273-1101. SEPT 29 3RD ANNUAL RIDIN’ IN REMEMBRANCE Double D’s Burnout Saloon 1408 E. Mountain St., Kernersville, NC. Reg 12-12:45 KSU 1, $10/person, food. Proceeds go to the upkeep of confederate veteran’s gravesites. Shannon Rights 336-4939413. SEPT 29 FIRE & IRON BENEFIT Double D’s Burnout Saloon 1408 E. Mountain St., Kernersville, NC. 336992-3033. SEPT 29 A RIDE THROUGH TIME Sheetz 119 S Main St., Dobson, NC. Reg 9 KSU 10, $10/rider $5/pass, door prizes, 50/50. Benefits Carol Carter. George Couch 336-469-1470 or Edward Johnson 336-756-6687. SEPT 29 1st ANNUAL RIDE FOR RECOVERY Cox’s Harley-Davidson 2795 NC Hwy 134 Asheboro, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11$15/rider $5/pass. Silent auction, raffle, cornhole, music. Benefits Community Hope Alliance. Kelly 336-485-1431, Cox’s 336-6292415. SEPT 29 CRUISE IN Food Lion 1020 Albemarle Rd., Troy, NC. 10am-2pm, food prizes. Benefits the Montgomery Co Humane Society. 910-572-6768 or 910-571-0009. SEPT 29 OPEN HOUSE Tilley Harley-Davidson 1226 Morland Dr., Statesville, NC. Live music, food truck, free beer. www.tilleyhd.com 704-872-3883.

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SEPT 29 25TH MEMORIAL BRONSON RUN John’s Tavern 1555 Old Lenoir Rd., Hickory, NC. Reg 10 last out 12, $15/sgl $25/dbl, food, door prize, music, camping. Benefits Catawba Regional Hospice. Early signup and camping on Fri 28th. 828-320-1511 or 828-228-3985. SEPT 29 2ND ANNUAL SMOKY MOUNTAIN BIKE & CAR SHOW Harley-Davidson of Asheville 20 Patton Cove Rd., Swannanoa, NC. Reg 10-11 awards 3pm, entry $10, food & drinks, live music, vendors, 50/50, door prizes. Benefits Smoky Mountain Toy Run & American Legion to feed homeless veterans. Rain date Oct 7. 571-426-1122. SEPT 29 2018 DEALS GAP RIDE FOR KIDS Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort 17548 Tapoco Rd., Robbinsville, NC. Reg 11:30-1:30 KSU 2. www.cure.thekids.org 800-253-6530. SEPT 29 14TH ANNUAL CONFEDERATE HERITAGE RIDE Low Country Harley-Davidson 4707 Dorchester Rd., Charleston, SC. Reg 10am last out 12, $20/rider $15/pass includes local Confederate history tour, commemorative ride pin. Live music, food, vendors, door prizes. Presented by Secession Camp #4, SCV. info@heritageride.org 843-2092048. SEPT 30 KAREN’S CURE BENEFIT Tank Town Tavern 6711 Freedom Dr. Charlotte, NC. 704-277-0268. SEPT 30 ABATE CWC RIDERS MEETING Diemonds Bar & Grill 522 Wessinger St., West Columbia, SC 1:57pm. Debra Teseniar 803-3565977. OCT 1-7 MYRTLE BEACH FALL BIKE WEEK RALLY Myrtle Beach, SC. www.myrtlebeachbikeweek.com.


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OCT 3-6 MOTORCYCLE RODEO The Rat Hole 3809 Socastee Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC. Daily contest, pudding wrestling, vendors. www. theratholeofmb.com 843-241-1740. OCT 3-7 FALL BIKE WEEK 2018 Beach House Harley-Davidson 4919 Ocean Highway West, Shallotte, NC. Vendors, music. info@bhh-d.com 910-575-9997. OCT 6 2018 RIDE FOR THE RIBBON NC BREAST CANCER BENEFIT Eastern Radiologist, 2101 W Arlington Blvd, Greenville, NC. Reg 8:30 KSU 9:30am $30/inc t-shirt, food, live music. Benefits early detection & assist breast cancer patients in Pitt, Beaufort & Lenoir counties. www.rideforthecurenc.com rideforthecurenc@gmail.com 252931-7722. OCT 6 1ST ANNUAL FALCON CHILDREN’S HOME BENEFIT POKER RUN Fort Bragg HarleyDavidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. Reg 10 KSU 12, $15/sgl $20/dbl, 50/50, live auction, raffles. 910-864-1200.

OCT 6 BIKETOBERFEST Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. 12-4, games, fun, live band, free food and drinks. Oliver marketing@ragingbullhd.com www.ragingbullhd.com 919-596-9511 OCT 6 CAMP FOR HEROES RIDE Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. KSU 11. Supporting Veterans and First Responders. Oliver marketing@ ragingbullhd.com www.ragingbullhd. com 919-596-9511. OCT 6 70TH ANNINVERSARY ALL OUT PARTY VFW Post #9899 2923 Archdale Rd., High Point, NC. 336431-1106. OCT 6 1ST ANNUAL RANDY’S RIDE Bannertown Volunteer Fire Department 124 Reeves Mill Rd., Mount Airy, NC. Reg 10:30 KSU 12, $20/bike or car, $5/pass, 50/50, door prizes. Benefits Surry County Fire Fighters Assoc. Rain date Oct 7th. Luke Stevens 336-705-3186.

OCT 11-14 27TH ANNUAL ALL HARLEY JIM MCCLURE NITRO NATIONALS Rockingham Dragway, 2153 US Hwy 1 North, Rockingham, NC. Thur. 10am $55 (4 days), Fri 8 $45 (3 days), Sat 8am only $20, Sat & Sun $35, Sun 8am only $20. www. rockinghamdragway.com 910-5823400. OCT 12 RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. 124. Give blood, save a life. Oliver marketing@ragingbullhd.com www. ragingbullhd.com 919-596-9511. OCT 13 BIKERS & BBQ Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 11am5pm, music, vendors, BBQ, people’s choice award, kid’s zone. . www. fortbraggharley.com. 910-864-1200. OCT 13 RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE POKER RUN Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. KSU 10, $20/rider $10/pass, food. Oliver marketing@ ragingbullhd.com www.ragingbullhd. com 919-596-9511.

OCT 6 NIGHT OUT DINNER AND MOVIE His Laboring Few 812 Martin Luther King, Thomasville, NC. 6-9 OCT 6 HD101-NEW RIDER BOOT donations at the door. Pat Kersey OCT 13 SUICIDE PREVENTION W E R E Y O U I N J U RAND E DMEMORIAL ? CAMP Tobacco Road Harley-David336-803-2810. RIDE Raging Bull son 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., NC. Reg 10am begins 10:30. www. OCT 7 HELMET LAW SUPPORT Durham, NC. KSU 12. Oliver markettobaccoroadhd.com 919-832-2261. RALLY Pitt Stop/Burger King 1914 ing@ragingbullhd.com www.ragingAirport Blvd., West Columbia, SC. bullhd.com Sarge 919-797-8102. I hope you never OCT 6 RIDE FOR A WISH Tobacco Assemble 11am KSU 1 Motorcycle 1126 S. D ? parade to State House. www.abaVEMA RALEIGH POKER have toOCT call13 me... W ERoad R E Harley-Davidson YOU INJU RE Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg tesc.com Ralph Bell 803-556-2354. RUN Black Cat Harley-Davidson 98 10 KSU 12, $20/rider $10/pass. N. Winstead Ave, Rocky Mount, NC. Benefits Make-A-Wish FoundaOCT 11-13 THUNDER MOUNTAIN Reg 9 KSU 11, $20/rider $10/pass, tion. www.tobaccoroadhd.com BIKE RALLY Thunder Mountain music, food, door prizes, 50/50. Garland.e.moore@gmail.com 919Campground & Holston River www.vema-usa.com 252-446-7292. I hope you never 274-2740. Brewing Co. 2623 Volunteer Pkwy, have to call me... Bristol, TN. Bikini Contest, camping, live music, special guest, wet t-shirt contest, bike contest, tattoo contest. but I am here www.thundermountianbikerally.com 828-713-3006 or 423-361-1572. if you need me

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Cruisin’ Calendar OCT 13 FIRST ANNUAL RIDE AS ONE FOR THE NCTA CAISSON UNIT Garcia Moto BMW 8821 Wadford Dr., Raleigh, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11 police escorted $20/sgl, $30/ dbl. Rain date 10/27. Benefits the care for the horses of the Caisson unit in Goldsboro. Hosted by Capital City IMRG – 2021. jeffreywilliamson_56@yahoo.com 800-446-7334.

OCT 13 4TH ANNUAL ACE BAKERY HOGTOBERFEST DICE RUN Ace Bakery 131 Corporate Dr., Gaffeny, SC. Reg 9am KSU 10, $25/ rider $20/pass, non-rider $15. Benefits Boys & Girls Club of the Upstate. Games, BBQ, music & more. Rain date 10/20/18. Izaida Arroyo, Izaida. arroyo@westonfoods.com 864-4878322 ext 2002.

OCT 13 8TH ANNUAL PATRIOT ROVERS RIDE FOR THE FALLEN Smokin Harley-Davidson 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11:30 $20/sgl $30/dbl, escorted ride. Benefits Patriot Rovers. www. patriotrovers.org. wayne@patriotrovers.org. 336-664-6990.

OCT 13 ISLAND HOPPING CAMPAIGN 2018 American Biker 679 Treeland Dr. Ladson, SC. Reg 10. First out 11 Hosted by CVMA 34-4. Benefits homeless veteran fundraiser. lowcountrycvma@gmail.com.

OCT 13 SEEDS OF HOPE RIDE Mount Olive Elementary 2145 Chestnut Grove Rd., King, NC. Reg 9 KSU 11, $25 includes t-shirt, raffle ticket, chicken stew. Jana Elliott 336-9725266. OCT 13 2ND ANNUAL TWISTING THROTTLES RIDE FOR VETS Crossroads Harley-Davidson 1921 US Hwy 421 Wilkesboro, NC. Reg 10, $25/sgl $30/dbl, food, live music 2-5. Benefits OVAAT, (One Vet At A Time) PTSD awareness/suidice among vets. Crystal @wecansoyoucan.org Crystal Smith 828-773-4516. OCT 13 2ND ANNUAL HAUNTED HILLS RIDE VFW Post 9157 165 Cragmont Rd., Black Mountain, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11:30 $25/rider $15/ pass, food, music, raffles. Benefits local veteran programs. Hosted by CVMA 15-2. info@cvma152.org. OCT 13-14 7TH ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO THE TROOPS MEMORIAL RIDE AND CONCERT Tilley Harley-Davidson 1226 Morland Dr., Statesville, NC. Sat reg 6:30am KSU 8am, Sun reg 8am KSU 10. Ride to homes of heroes. Sunday free concert 6pm The Cove, 935 Crossroads Dr, Statesville NC. Honoring families of NC Fallen Heroes. www.tributetothetrrops.org infonc@tributetothetroops.org 704-380-2624.

OCT 18-21 26TH ANNUAL BIKETOBERFEST Daytona Beach, FL. www. daytonabeach.com. OCT 19-20 CUSTOM BIKE SHOW Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. Experience the best custom bikes. A night to remember and limited tickets. Oliver marketing@ragingbullhd.com www. ragingbullhd.com 919-596-9511. OCT 20 10TH ANNUAL JOURNEY OF HOPE BREAST CANCER MOTORCYCLE RIDE Harley-Davidson of New Bern 1613 Hwy 70 East, New Bern, NC. Reg 9am KSU 11, food, door prizes, live entertainment. Benefits local individuals fighting breast cancer. Paul Brown blueknightpdb@ gmail.com 252-349-3715 or Robin Warren marie281warren@hotmail. com 252-229-8963. OCT 20 KENNY BATTS MEMORIAL RIDE Raging Bull Harley-Davidson 300 Muldee St., Durham, NC. KSU 12. Oliver marketing@ragingbullhd. com www.ragingbullhd.com 919-5969511. OCT 20 ROLLING THUNDER CHICKEN STEW American Legion Post 290 436 S. Main St., King, NC. $7/person, 5pm-until. Door prizes. Benefits area veterans. pkesler@ gmail.com Perry Kesler 704-2026045.

15 OCT 20 11TH 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.billygrahamlibrary.org 704-401-3200. OCT 20 9TH ANNUAL FALLING LEAF RIDE FOR THE CHILDREN Oak Hill Fire & Rescue Dept. 2400 North NC Hwy 181 Morganton, NC. Reg 10 KSU 11 $20/person includes t-shirt, food. Benefits South Mountain Children and family services. Sponsored by Blue Knights Chapter XXII. alquarles@msn.com Mark Quarles 828-391-0496. OCT 20 BENEFIT RIDE FOR COASTAL CAROLINA FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson 4710 S. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC. Reg 10-11:30 KSU 12, $15/rider $5/pass. BBQ, DJ, Live music, prizes, raffles, 50/50. 843-369-5555. OCT 26-27 CAN-AM SPYDER DEMO EXPERIENCE Honda of Winston-Salem 591 S. Stratford Rd., Winston-Salem, NC. Fri 10-4, Sat 10-3, giveaways and refreshments. Hotdogs and hamburgers on Saturday. www.hondaws.com 336-7650330. OCT 26-27 HALLOWEEN PARTY Riders’ Roost 100 Elk Creek Darby Rd, Ferguson NC 336-973-8405 OCT 27 CHARITY RUN Shallotte Masonic Lodge 5072 Main St. Shallotte, NC. Reg 9 KSU 11, $20/rider $5/pass, 50/50. Benefits The Masonic Home for Children at Oxford. 910-754-4006. OCT 27 8TH ANNUAL BIKE & CAR SHOW Brian Center 520 Valley St., Statesville, NC. Reg 10 $20/entry. Kids costume contest, trunk-n-treat, bake sale, live music, food. Vendors, 50/50, raffles. Benefits resident council at the Brian Center. dmhuffman@bellsouth.net.


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OCT 27 FOOTHILLS CAR AND BIKE SHOW Hickory Fairgrounds 1127 US 70 Hwy, Newton, NC. 9am-5pm, $5/admission, live music, vendors. Benefits building fund for WOLC and W. Piedmont Heaven’s Saints Motorcycle Ministry. Pastor Tim 828-291-2277 or Steve 704-9145319. OCT 27 THUNDER HARLEY-DAVIDSON BIKETOBERFEST Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson 190 Pontiac Business Center Dr., Columbia, SC. Live music, vendors, food, demo truck. www.thundertowerharly.com 803-461-1121. NOV 3 HD101-NEW RIDER BOOT CAMP Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 10am begins 10:30. www. tobaccoroadhd.com 919-832-2261. NOV 10 WHOLE HOG COOK-OFF Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 9am, $10 all you can eat bbq, blood drive. Benefits US Veterans Corps www.tobaccoroadhd.com 919-8322261.

up contest, tattoo contest, beard & mustache contest. Benefits Valiant Animal Rescue. www.rockabillaque. com Simon Cantlon 310-801-2727. NOV 10 23RD ANNUAL RED SPRINGS TOY RUN Red Springs Fire Department 133 N Main St., Red Springs, NC. Reg 9 KSU 11, bring new unwrapped toy. Free food, raffles, 50/50. Alex 910-618-3253 or Johnny 910-827-1176. NOV 10-11 45TH ANNUAL CBA FALL SWAP MEET & BIKE SHOW Rowan County Fairgrounds 1560 Julian Rd., Salisbury, NC. Gates open 10am-6pm $15/on day $25/two-day pass, bike show, wet t-shirt contest, live bands, vendors, best buns contest. www.charlottecba.org Rick Nail 704-455-6245. NOV 11 32ND ANNUAL TOY RUN Black Cat Harley-Davidson 98 N Winstead Ave, Rocky Mount, NC. Reg 9 $10/rider or new unwrapped toy, 11am Veterans Day celebration, escorted ride, 50/50, door prizes, raffles, music. 252-446-7292.

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Thursday Night Is Bike Night At Lucky’s Saloon By: Scott Wicker ike Night at Lucky’s Saloon in Burlington. NC has taken on a whole new meaning. It just isn’t beer specials and a place to hang out. Starting in July of 2017, Kristi Bettini, Melissa Moody, Gina Davis, and Monica Loy redefined what a bike night is supposed to be. The girls, also known as Lucky’s Charms, began a series of events in addition to the happenings of a regular bike night. The girls started with bike games that are probably not a part of most regular bike nights. According to the ladies, Lucky’s is the only bar in North Carolina that bike games are a part of their bike night activities. Some of the events the girls have put on are the wiener bite, balloon toss, the slow race, and road kill, which is the passenger on each bike picking up stuffed animals with a fishing net. Some of the events require a lot of skill. Shoot the can is having the passenger on the back shoot at a beer can at a designated spot with a Nerf Gun. Some of the other highly skilled

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14th Annual Ronnie’s Sunday Bash Story and photo by Alan Dockery ummer afternoon showers couldn’t keep us away from Tilley Harley-Davidson in Statesville, NC, for the 14th Annual Ronnie’s Sunday Bash on the fourth Sunday of July. Yeah, we know Ronnie has retired but Robinette Tilley told me it will always be Ronnie’s Bash. He was there smiling and shaking hands, too. The Bash started as just something for bikers to do on a summer Sunday afternoon. For years, The Bash has drawn riders from across the Carolinas just to come hang out for a while. It was great seeing folks I’ve known since my first summer back in North Carolina and new friends I’ve met out riding recently. Once you got parked and waved to friends, you could go inside for a little cool air and some great deals on motorcycles and gear. There were big sales discounts for The Bash. They had raffles giving away a Harley-Davidson cooler. The proceeds from the Sunday Bash go to a fantastic cause, Victory Junction Gang Camp.

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Black Cat Harley-Davidson’s Bike Night

By: Johnny Reb ello little campers! Johnny Reb coming at ya again with a story about a HarleyDavidson dealer who is doing all of it right! The 10th of August was Black Cat HarleyDavidson’s monthly bike night, and if you missed it, brother did you miss a party. They had vendors selling beautiful handmade jewelry, and Miss Gail sewing on patches. There were members of the Nam Knights MC with some really cool flag mounts for your scoot made out of, you guessed it, inert training grenades. Well, you probably didn’t guess that! The Christian Motorcycle Assn was set up to give us all the Good Word. They are a great bunch of folks and I always enjoy talking with them about Our Lord. The Blue Knights MC were selling hot dogs and cold beer and always had a line of patrons. They even had 98.5 The Big Dog set up with a live broadcast. Yup, they had all the makings of a great time, but I have saved the best for last. Hank Williams Jr, 4 wheel drive, gonna shoot my guns! They had ‘’All My Rowdy Friends’’ playing! Now, if you haven’t had the pleasure of listening to this awesome band, then you really are missing out. If you love Hank Jr and classic country, and classic rock then you have got to find where they are playing next and get yourself there! When lead vocalist, Frank Morrow, starts to sing, you would swear you were looking and listening to Hank Jr. This band’s sound is really tight. Frank’s wife Sandy has a beautiful voice that can belt out vocals as well as any contemporary female vocalist out there. You have Chris Williams on guitar, Scott Vancell

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Rollin’ On The River At The Roost Story and photo by Alan Dockery ummer showers couldn’t keep bikers away from Riders’ Roost Motorcycle Resort in Ferguson, NC, on the second weekend of August. That’s Rollin’ On The River weekend and traditionally a fund raising time for veterans’ issues. Well, this year the Ya Yas were playing Saturday night and a local soldier was the focus of the charity efforts. Plus, Dave had been teasing us that he had some big news. For weeks, Roost owners Dave and Pam Lucas had been letting folks know this would be a special weekend. It was in a few ways. We

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met Chance Cleary who would benefit from our fund raising efforts. And got to know Donald Kluttz the new partner. Plus, we enjoyed time with long-time Roosters, newbies who were back for their second or third time, and Roost virgins. Robbie and Lynn came in from the coast to join the fun they had been reading about in The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine. Yeah, there were a few summer showers Friday night and Saturday morning, but not enough to matter much. Dave had folks singing along in the game room. Tim was rocking the bunk house. We were dancing in the rain. Before folks started partying or hanging around the campfires, Dave gathered us to meet the new partner. Donald Kluttz of Lincolnton, NC, recently bought out one of the founding brothers. He will be living in the other house and helping Dave maintain and upgrade The Roost. Look for some improvements to bring a few things up to more modern standards. Cabin upgrades, such as heat and A/C, are coming. “I started coming up last year,” Donnie said. “Immediately fell in love with the place. Then came more and more often. The Roost is heaven away from home. The Roost has magic. I found magic here. I’m going to help bring back the magic. I want other people to see that. Want it to be a good time here for everybody.” Donnie sure had a good time that weekend. Pam had a great, big breakfast ready Saturday morning so you got a belly full to start the day. That afternoon it was some tasty BBQ and fixings. I love Elk Creek and usually fish, swim, sit, and pan for pretty rocks at The Roost instead of go riding. Well, there is a road nearby I enjoy and still figuring out how to get there and back. I think I got it down to only a quarter mile of four lane next time. So, early Saturday I lead a group to ride the Cock’s Comb. Miles of pretty country road leading to the real fun. The Cock’s Comb hugs the side of a mountain and has very few side roads or driveways. One after another sweet, lowgear curves. Roller Coasters, Dive Bombs, Strafing Runs, and Dog Fight moves. Less than two hour ride so we were back in time for lunch. Saturday afternoon we got down to the fund raising part of


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the weekend. With overcast skies and brief light sprinkles, it wasn’t a good day to play in the creek. A few of us got wet and caught some fish, but it was a better day to play around the pavilion. Tara ran the Cornhole contest with several teams ready to play. If John can get a few points, Tara is tough to beat. But Chris and Sarah put them bags in the hole for the tourney win. While they played out the last Cornhole matches Dave ran the Duck Race. Eugene missed the race since he was tossing a game, but his little pink duck was first across the finish line. Everybody won at the Dunk Tank. The rest of the afternoon was as pretty as it gets at The Roost as folks hung at their camps and started fires for the evening. The sky was clearing and we were sitting back talking about what a nice day it had been. That evening was a band I wanted to see. If you weren’t there, you missed seeing the Ya Yas at The Roost. Yeah, party bands are fine, but sometimes I want to see a band that makes me bring a chair and stay down front for all the sets. I even turned my chair around and grooved to the sky. It was mountain air clear, no moon, no clouds. I could see the Milky Way and lots of falling stars while still singing along. The Ya Yas play bluesy Americana mountain folk music. Sandy smiled for days after seeing them. The focus of the weekend was to help a new Rooster, Chance Cleary. He is a U.S. Soldier, injured in Afghanistan and lost his lower right leg. During the band break we drew the 50 / 50 and I think he won it. It is hard to remember things once the band starts, but I remember the drawing for the liquor wagon. Donnie won the first drawing and just pulled a few bottles of his favorite and said, “Draw again.” Jeff from the Rolling Saints RC won. Lots of veterans go to The Roost. Most of us don’t talk about our service much. But that weekend is dedicated to veterans’ charities. We could not have picked a better person to help. I sat down with Chance and a fishing pole Sunday morning to talk. Hope to see this humble and simple living man there for years to come. He rides and is adapting his bike to be safer. “Two years ago, I went from my cabin to do laundry and met Pam,” Chance said. “I was making and selling wreaths from the vines I cut down in the woods. Pam was interested in buying a couple wreaths. She started telling me about their place. I told her I was always up for giving a hand if they needed help.” “My Mom, April, started coming up here. Mom and Pam got to talking and put on this benefit for me. I can’t express how awesome this is. I love it up here. Pam and I are more bonded now. I feel like part of the Roost family. People are so friendly and nice and welcoming. Always open for conversation, small talk, and laughs. I love the opportunity to come here. I am so grateful for what they have done.” Chance was an 11 Bravo, Infantry. It takes ground troops to take and hold territory. He shipped out Valentines’ Day 2011, graduated top of his basic training class, proved he wanted

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it, and was chosen for Airborne School. First assignment was Fort Richardson, Alaska. Chance’s unit was shipped out by the end of the year. “I was just now in the Army. Here we go. Combat. This is what I signed up for,” he said. “I’ll never forget when we landed at Bagram,” Chance said. “We got a rocket shot at us. That was intense. My first time in a war zone and here we go, rockets already! We went to our Combat Outpost and had to fix it up. We started doing patrols in our area. On March ninth, four days after my 20th birthday, I got in my first fire fight. That s---t was real!” “May sixth I was planned for a dismounted night mission but switched with another guy. We were doing route clearance and taking money to the Afghan Army. We were there to make sure things went smoothly and they got their money. On the way out, we were told we forgot something. Had to turn around. Coming back out, they blew us up,” Chance said. He was driving a MaxxPro MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) Vehicle. That is a massive, heavily armored, V-Hull vehicle designed to protect soldiers from many types of attack. The explosion was so big it destroyed the MRAP and killed one of the soldiers. Blew the engine out of the frame. It was later determined the Improvised Explosive Device was 275 pounds. 1,700 feet of wire was spliced together to detonate the bomb that had been in the ground for a year. “What an amazing and emotional weekend,” Dave and Pam said. “Our Roost Family never ceases to amaze us with your generosity and love. We’ve come together for a common cause, to help an awesome young man. We owe a special thank you to everyone who donated a bottle for the liquor wagon raffle which was completely full. Thanks to those who used their creativity to donate items for the silent auction and door prizes and to the ones that took time out of their busy day to sell raffle tickets or ask other businesses to donate, to those who cooked and served the delicious meals, to the ones who worked endlessly with all the games and activities to make sure the benefit was a success. Thank you to the Ya Yas for donating their time and talent by providing the awesome music. More importantly thank you to everyone who came out to support Chance with your kind words, acceptance, friendships, and contributions. As of today, we have raised $5,584 and will continue to have several other activities through September second to raise more funds for Chance. Our Roost family rocks and we love you all.”

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Resisting The Devil

Bros and Bro-ettes The devil loves to make a playground out of our minds and imagination. He delights in filling senses and perception that captivate them and paralyze and destroy them. How can believers avoid falling victims to the devil’s attack? We must make a spiritual and mental decision to take charge of every thought that enters our mind. Mark 11:23: “For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that those things he says will be done. He will have whatever he says.” Did you notice that Jesus said if a person confesses something and shall not doubt in his heart? In other words, if you believe what you are saying, you’ll have exactly what you’re saying. Jesus is saying that your heart and mouth should be in the same accord and don’t be thinking something else to not make it happen. Don’t differ, you can always make things happen. How many times have you heard someone say, “My head or stomach is killing me”? You keep on speaking it enough and you’ll make yourself sick. You have to be very careful of what you speak. If your mouth and heart together are in agreement that is called creative power. It means they’re together and makes things come together, or pass. It can bring healing into your body, but you have to careful cause the devil knows how to use it against you. He knows he can fill your mind and heart with all kinds of lies. He’ll have you convinced, and pretty soon you’re saying them with your mouth.

The devil knows he has to play with your mind and emotions together and then you’ll start believing what he wants you to. Matthew 12:34: “Brood of vipers! How can you being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks”. So, according to Jesus, whatever is in your heart is eventually going to come out of your mouth. Because great power is released when your heart and mouth start working together. If you’re always complaining about not having things like, nothing good to eat, what are you speaking? Pray for it, believe, and have faith. Don’t turn around and say, “Well, I ain’t going to get it”. That’s taking your blessings away. I can write all this down for you, but it’s for me also. I’m guilty of saying negative things, and letting the devil get in just like the next person. Don’t make the mistake that so many of us have, and let the devil control your heart and mind. Decide who or what is going to control your mind. God and His word or the devil and his lies? Just remember what you say because words are powerful. Ephesians 4:23: “And be renewed in the spirit of your mind.” God’s words bring cleansing that washes our minds of all the filth of the world. I’m going to pray harder, with the help of the Lord, and do my best, not to let the devil overload my heart and mouth with things that shouldn’t be there to start with. What about you? In His Wind Ms. Pat


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Grateful Dog Festival VII Run

By: Ray Tracy On August 4th, Grateful Dog Festival VII Run started at Black Jack Harley-Davidson in Florence, South Carolina. In the past, the run was on the same day as the music festival, but some riders wanted to be able to take part in both the ride and the music festival, so out of gratitude for what the bikers had contributed in the past, the motorcycle event was moved to the following weekend. As a result, they have more than tripled last year’s run total in donations! The weatherman called for rain that day, but He answered prayers and gave us a day that was beautiful. The run/rally also has its own sponsor, Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group out of Myrtle Beach. Bikes started showing up at 10:30 for registration. Donations were being taken by three beautiful young ladies; Barbara Broad, Becky Rogers, and Mary Jones all from the Humane Society of Marlboro County. All proceeds from this event went to the Grateful Dog and they donate food, medi-

cines, doctor’s time, and help for Marlboro, Florence, and Darlington counties. Grateful Dog started seven or so years ago as the result of a passing conversation between Sam Rogers and local musician Doug Kite. The two agreed Florence could use some kind of good music festival and, both being longtime Dead fans, thought: Wouldn’t it be fun to somehow tie it in with Garcia’s birthday? Since its inception, the event has grown significantly, drawing thousands of people and generating more than $70,000 to aid the area’s homeless animal population. “Sure, it’s a lot of fun”, Rogers said, “But at the end of the day, we’re all here for the same reasons … we love our animals, and we want to raise as much money as we can for our area humane societies.” David Smith rode all the way from Statesville, North Carolina to enjoy the event with all of us. He pulled up on his trike with his 2 ½ year old collie named “Baby” on board. The first stop on the run was Mike’s Corner Bar And Grill in Darlington. Next we visited Shiners Bar in Coward and then on to Four Deuces where they had bike wash for anyone that wanted to participate. The last stop was Beyond Therapy.

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Riding High To Hanging Rock

By: Buzz ny day is a good day to swing your leg over the bike and take a ride. When Mother Nature unleashes a week of down pouring rain, the day the rain stops is a REALLY good day to ride. Coincidentally, Riding High HarleyDavidson was hosting a ride to Hanging Rock State Park on August 11th, after the rain stopped, and it was a ride I couldn’t resist. Riding High Harley-Davidson has hosted successful rides all summer with no mission other than to just get out and ride

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together. Registration opened at 9am and riders were greeted with coffee and Ducks Donuts as they signed in. Now, I’m a Krispy Kreme guy all day long, but Duck Donuts are pretty dang good and one donut was just not going to do it. A quick stroll around the showroom floor admiring the last of the 2018 models and I was headed out to the bike to get this ride started. Robin Saul, long time HOG member and friend of the dealership, was leading the ride and gave us some pre-ride info and then came the rumble. We headed up NC Hwy 68 through Oak Ridge, Stokesdale, Pine Knolls, Belews Creek, Walnut Cove, and Danbury to Hanging Rock State Park. It was a beautiful day and a leisurely ride up through the country to the park. Hanging Rock is less than an hour from Riding High Harley-Davidson, we stayed off the big slab the entire trip and it makes a great day ride. We parked and stretched our legs while we enjoyed the beautiful views of the Sauratown Mountains, nicknamed “The Mountains Away From The Mountains”. There are a few short hikes from the parking lot if anyone is interested in seeing a waterfall or if you are feeling energetic the summit is only a mile or so up from the parking lot. Our group elected to hangout by the bikes and chew the fat for a half hour before we headed back to the dealership. Check out The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Cruisin’ Calendar or the Riding High Harley-Davidson ad on the back cover and join Robin and the Riding High crew for future rides. Don’t forget to tell them that The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine sent ya.

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Women’s Freedom Ride 2018

By: WildThing he Women’s Freedom Ride is the brainchild and passion of a dynamo by the name of Karen Collins. She has managed to marry her love of riding to two distinct causes: to promote fellowship and support for women riders, encouraging them to extend their dreams of riding a motorcycle and her heartfelt desire to support veterans’ causes. This is not just a casual Saturday ride around the countryside, but a full-blown cross-country trip that has been repeated every year since 2013. The 2018 version followed a southern route, traversing 23 states in 18 days. They started out at premiere sponsor, Low Country HarleyDavidson in North Charleston, SC on June 2nd and headed south through Georgia and into Florida, landing in Madison

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for the first night. Karen had about 30 women in her core group this year, meaning that they rode the whole route. By the way, not all of her core group were from Charleston, either. But they rode in from their home city/state to start out in Charleston and then ride the whole trip. These women all shoulder the cost of their trip so 100% of the funds raised go to the cause. Each year, Karen researches a different organization to be the recipient of their fundraising efforts on the ride. The organization must use 90%+ of their revenue toward their cause and support some facet of veteran care. This year’s qualified organization is the Independence Corps whose stated mission is to “help to restore injured American veterans their Independence, freedom, and dignity that comes

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with greater mobility”. Specifically, the funds raised will be used to help purchase a prosthetic arm for a female vet who was injured and lost her arm while serving in Iraq. Also, they will be sponsoring the cost of a recreational retreat for five wounded vets and their caregivers. So, Karen plans fund-raising events at stops all along their ride, this year they had 19 events, many at Harley dealerships in their overnight stops. Karen told me that they had lots of people coming out to attend their events and their hosts did some fund raising for them ahead of their stop and held huge bike nights. For instance, at Fort Worth, TX the ladies came away with $5000 in donations. In Garden City, KS their host held the biggest event of the ride with a police escort, dinner with the mayor, his wife, the Police Chief, the Fire Chief, and music! In order to complete this schedule, the women ride several hundred miles each day through all kinds of weather. They ran into pouring rain in Florida, some tornadoes, and intense heat, like 110 degrees in the southwest along the border with Mexico. Karen compiles the itinerary in a book along with all riders’ information, planned route and all stops and all contacts. She has five ride captains, two in front, 1 mid, and 2 in back along with a chase truck. These are very capable women who were able to take over mid-ride this year when Karen suffered a collision with a deer in Colorado. She is back at home now recovering and happy that her crew completed the mission with flying colors.

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As of the print schedule, the Women’s Freedom Ride 2018 has raised over $26,000 and some donations are still coming in. The presentation of the funds raised will be to Gary Lawson, CEO of Spartan Alliance, a division of the Independence Corps on September 15 in Gatlinburg, TN. Check out www. IndependenceCorps.org to see what they are doing to help prevent veteran suicide by helping vets gain independence and restoring self-worth. Karen is already planning next year’s ride. It takes a lot to organize one of these things, you know, so you start early! If anyone is interested in riding with her in 2019 or helping to organize a fundraiser stop along the way, please call her at 704-267-4450 or email: WomensFreedomRide@gmail.com.

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3rd Annual Benefit For Autistic And Special Needs Children

By: Wally Wersching n July 28th, the Dixie Drifters hosted their 3rd Annual Benefit For Autistic And Special Needs Children. For a $10 donation, they offered either a hamburger or hot dog with a bag of chips. There was also a 50/50 drawing. All proceeds went to a local foundation to help the children. They also held a “Bug Run” at the same time with all proceeds of that going to the foundation, too. A “Bug Run” is just like a poker run in that you ride a pre-determined course, but there are no poker hands played. Instead, a target (sticker) is placed somewhere on the front of the motorcycle, and the object is to have as many bugs hit the target as possible during the ride. The charge was $5 for one sticker and $10 for three. There were a lot of bugs splattered that afternoon. I arrived at the clubhouse at 4446 Chapel Grove Rd in Gastonia about 2:30 pm and noticed a long row of motorcycles parked in front. There were also a couple vendors under their tents – a jewelry vendor and a t-shirt vendor. I smelled cooking meat and looked over the top of the clubhouse to see smoke rising. That’s where the cook was working. It was in the mid 90’s outside (in the shade). The sun made

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red, home built 1975 Harley-Davidson Shovelhead Chopper. Top prize was $150 and was taken home by Thomas Foushee with his sleek 2006 H-D Street Glide Custom. Moments after the Bike Show awards were handed out, it was time for the bearded contestants to be evaluated. Ray brought in the big guns to judge the beard competition. Jill Dyson, the Queen of Hustle, and Tabitha Stone took the mic and called up the beardos one at a time to decide a winner. The commentary from these ladies was hilarious as they judged the girth, length, and scent of each of the dozen contestants. There were beards of all lengths and color and these ladies had a tough job on their hands. Blair Bear and Kyle Kretchman were selected as the 1st and 2nd runner up and John Finney took home $100 and top honors with the finest beard on the lot! The party raged on. Most of it moving up the hill to Xtreme Wings-N-Things where Crazy Dave was already jamming on the porch and the bar was full of thirsty patrons. It was an awesome day and I want to thank the staff and management of Smokin’ and Xtreme for putting on a great event. Keep your eye on The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine’s Cruisin’ Calendar and these two fine establishments’ display ads so you don’t miss out on the next shindig! See Ya There!

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By: Ed Cleary obacco Road Harley-Davidson in Raleigh held their annual Riding Academy Class Reunion on Saturday, 8/11/18. True to who we are as a motorcycle community, the dozen or so alums who attended represented a true cross section of society. The group included both men and women and were of all ages, from just old enough to drive to the more mature, but still young at heart. Included in the group was an elementary school teacher, a retired firefighter, a printing press operator, a real estate developer and a couple of free spirited wandering souls. Just as diverse were the bikes they were riding. One gentleman recounted how he has bought five motorcycles since graduating from the academy a little over two years ago, while another one of his classmates, had just bought his first one and had less than 200 miles on it. Not surprisingly, the older folks seemed to have a preference for Harleys while the younger have opted for the less expensive metrics. In addition to the Riding Academy New Riders Course, Tobacco Road also offers a Motorcycle Bootcamp, or H-D 101. Let’s face it, motorcycles can be intimidating to the new, prospective rider. The Motorcycle Boot Camp is basic training for anyone ready to ride. New riders will have a lot of questions and this class will make getting started easy. The course starts with the basics and goes over motorcycle basics, terminology and riding gear, getting the new rider up to speed on everything from how to tell a Sportster from a Softail, and which bike is perfect for them. Tobacco Road is also offering special discounts on all their riding courses to current and former U.S. military personnel and first responders (law enforcement, fire, and EMS), as well as their spouses. For more information about all the courses Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson offers, please visit them at HDNewRider@TobaccoRoadHD.com or give them a call at (919) 832-2261.

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12th Annual Barry Glenn Toys For Tots Kick Off By: Rose and Lloyd he 12th Annual Barry Glenn Toys For Tots Kick Off got a great start at Double D’s Burnout saloon on Sunday, August 12. The beautiful sunshine brought out a lot people that opened their hearts and pockets to have a good kick off. The ride is an operation of The United States Marine Corps Toys For Tots and sponsored the last four years by Double D’s Burnout Saloon. The Marine overseeing the event is Staff Sergeant Justin McCormick. Tim Gulledge and Tony “Mad Dog” King did the auction and raffles. One raffle was for a Yeti cooler full of your own little mini bar set up. This was won by Lloyd Luquer, who gave it back to be auctioned off. There is never a problem getting rid of liquor and the cooler went home with Nikki Thompson who made a donation to the cause. Music was provided by 7 Roads Band. They did a great job; the crowd loved their rendition of “God Bless America.” This ride raises money for toys for children in the Greensboro area, that may otherwise have no Christmas, without the effort of The Marine Corps and the bikers that open their pockets, the many companies and organizations that help, and of course people like David And Missi Thompson that have sponsored this event for the past four years. Be sure and watch The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Crusin’

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Burlington Ladies Of Harley Deliver Christmas In July

By: Samantha Greene Photo By: Deb Greene n Friday, July 6th, 2018 at 9:30 am, Christmas in July arrived in the Alamance County Human Services Center’s parking lot. Members of the Ladies Of Harley, Burlington Chapter, had brought bags and bins of items for donation. The items were hauled inside and there were high-fives all around as the ladies celebrated the good they had accomplished that morning. The gifts in the bins were destined for children entering new foster homes in order for them to have something to call their own in this unfamiliar environment. A new foster family is intimidating, and these gifts will help the children feel more secure in their new surroundings. This program is supported by the Alamance County Human Services Center, an organization that is, according to Tammy of the center, are always looking for new foster families to help the children in need. The presents were largely collected from donation boxes, which were filled multiple times, at

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Lucky’s Saloon in Burlington and Maple Street Tavern in Graham, North Carolina. Items collected include blankets, toys, toiletries, games, books, and clothing, not to mention the $683 that was donated by patrons. In fact, three gentlemen at Maple Street Tavern pledged to double the amount of money raised that evening. In the end, enough was donated to fill 47 bags full of gifts which were organized into separate categories for age and gender. The Ladies Of Harley put in some serious elbow grease for this cause, making 19 fleece blankets to include in the bags. Nancy Hinus went the extra mile and made several, adorable bags when she realized they wouldn’t have enough to hold all the donations. Deb Greene and Dian Gulick are the Chairs of the L.O.H. Burlington Chapter, as well as the women who organized the donation drive with help from their fellow members. Ultimately, the drive was made successful by the overwhelming support from the community’s local establishments in addition to the individual meaning this charity held for the L.O.H. members. “This project was very close to my heart,” said Patty after the donation, grinning ear to ear. There was an air of pride and accomplishment as the women stood, beaming, for a picture with their haul in front of the building. Even though this was the chapter’s first interaction with this establishment, the people of Alamance County can look forward to many more visits from the L.O.H. in Burlington.


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Can-Am Spyder Demo Experience By Caroline have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed the Can-Am Spyder Demo at Honda of Winston-Salem. I arrived at the dealership Saturday, August 11 to find the next round of demo riders getting to acclimated to the Can-Am Spyder. If you As the Can-Am are primarily folks will tell you a motorcycle this is not a rider, this is an experience that motorcycle, even offers an excitthough DOT has ing challenge classified it as for those who such. are veteran riders or those who are just beginning their riding journey. As with any machine that someone is operating the first step is getting to know it. We watched a video explaining the basic functions. Then we further got to know the Spyder by riding it through a small course set up in the parking lot. This gave me the opportunity to get use to the controls, braking and acceleration process. While the controls and dash are much different than a motorcycle, it

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After riding the Spyder around the small course, we had the option of taking a longer test ride out on the road. We took a very nice ride through some of Winston-Salem’s most scenic neighborhoods and the Spyder made it a very smooth trip. It is a somewhat intuitive machine in that, you upshift gears but it will gear down automatically when braking and slowing down. As the Can-Am folks will tell you this is not a motorcycle, even though DOT has classified it as such. In other words, you can’t ride it like a motorcycle. Think ATV, except it is made for the highway, and that is what makes it a perfect fit for those cross country trips or just a scenic day trip. If you missed the August Demo Experience, you can catch the next opportunity each month. The dates to remember are September 21-22, October 26-27, November 16-17, and December 14-15. I highly recommend going by and trying out one of these machines. It is well worth the time spent and you will have a great time. Talk to Ron Dob and Bill Plyler, these guys are the experts at making you feel very comfortable with the Spyder. They have extensive knowledge of the machine that includes riding the Spyder hundreds of miles across the US. So, go by Honda of Winston-Salem at 591 South Stratford Road in Winston-Salem, and get inspired for your next road trip.

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By: Bill Gallaway he sign in front of Grace Baptist Church in Seneca, SC read “Why do bad things happen to good people”? Little did anyone riding by that church know of the tragic event that took place on Thursday, July 26 at 11:13 a.m. This was the time when fellow biker Larry Starnes was hit from behind on his 2004 Honda motorcycle while turning left into the driveway of Grace Baptist Church. www.GraceLovesOconee. com This was bad enough, but to make things worse the suspect left the scene. Larry was wearing a helmet but was hit so hard he was thrown from his motorcycle. When found, he was flown to Greenville Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries during surgery. You might ask what Larry was doing at the church on a Thursday around 11:00 a.m. Well, Larry was one of those guys that just made things happen and he was working on preparing flyers for an upcoming Blessing Of The Bikes in late August at the Grace Baptist Church. Larry gave himself to Jesus 2 years ago and was a member of Bikers For Christ M/M Twin Lakes Chapter and was very active in the ministry. www.BikersForChrist.org

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Xtreme Wings-N-Things Forsyth County Special Olympics Benefit By: Buzz Photo By: Aardvark had and Brandee of Xtreme Wings-N-Things are constantly putting on benefits for local bikers and for local charities. On July 28 they hosted an event that was near and dear to Brandee’s heart, The Forsyth County Special Olympics. Brandee’s son Dillon has played in the Special Olympics for many years. Brandee said, “It’s an awesome organization with some of the best athletes in the world, just to watch them will bring a smile to your face. I volunteer with them when I can, even just taking them donuts or biscuits before their games makes their day. They can always use volunteers so I tell everyone to give a few hours.” In the ongoing support of the Special Olympics, Xtreme Wings-N-Things booked Karolina Rose and Winston-Salem’s own genuine rising country star, Tim

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Elliot to play a benefit concert. The stage was set up outside, beside Xtreme’s patio for a up close and personal evening concert. The benefit gathered music fans from all over the triad and raised $1,600 for the Forsyth County Special Olympics. There’s nothing like having a good time and raising money for a worthy cause. Make sure you put Xtreme Wings-N-Things on your map as a regular stop. They are up the hill from Smokin’ HarleyDavidson at 3441 Myer Lee Drive in Winston-Salem. Xtreme regularly hosts live music, bike night with $2 beer on Thursday, has a full menu, and is just a great place for bikers to hang out. Make sure to tell ‘em The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine sent ya.


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Fatheadz Performance Eyewear By: Mark Infield ounded in early 2004, Fatheadz Performance Eyewear exclusively catered to men with heads too large to fit comfortably in standard width sunglasses. To solve this issue, Fatheadz created a product line with four oversized sunglasses available in varying colors. Fatheadz has grown to encompass five distinct lines of eyewear for both, men and women, specifically tailored to serve our client base. With over 100 unique product offerings, the innovation continues to drive our customer centric business. The latest initiative under the Fatheadz brand is the AllAmerican Version 2.0 sunglasses product line, with 10 distinct and variable styles proudly adorning the Made in the USA mark. This US based development project features strategic partnerships with plastic injection facilities, lens manufactures and molding experts within the continental United States. The Version 2.0 release features customizable options such as frame color, branding insignia and polarized lens options. All

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Fatheadz sunglasses are rated UV400, which means they provide 100% UV protection. Fatheadz set their sights on giving back to veterans and their families. Supporting veterans is a passion of the Fatheadz team and is a principle deeply rooted in the core of Fatheadz. Because of this, a portion of every pair of sunglasses sold online in 2017 was donated to Folds Of Honor. Fatheadz Eyewear styles for men and women are available online at FatHeadz.com and offer free shipping (over $20) and a 30-day 100% Customer Service Guarantee. If they don’t fit, if you just don’t like the way they look on you, if you’re not completely satisfied with your eyewear, simply return the glasses to us within 30 days of purchase and we’ll refund your money, or exchange the product, whichever you prefer. They are also available at various retail outlets. I love my Fatheadz “Slash”. They make great riding glasses because they wrap around your face and block wind, dirt, and bugs from getting in your eyes.

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CMA Diaper Run By: Wally Wersching On Saturday August 11th, I was invited to participate in the “Warriors For Christ” chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association’s (CMA) Diaper Run in Gaffney, SC. I went on the Diaper Run last It gave all of us a spring, and very warm feeling thoroughly that we could help enjoyed it. I met some old babies, and their friends, and mothers. made a few new ones, too. The invitation said to meet at the Pilot gas station in Gaffney at about 10:30 am with kickstands would be up at 11 am for the ride to the center. There also was a mention of a fifty mile ride with a lunch stop afterwards. It was cool and comfortable for an August morning. The sky was overcast with temps in the 70’s and a slight misting at times. I left home about 9:45 am. It took about a half hour to get to the gas station. I took the back roads because they’re

more fun. I really enjoyed the cool ride. When I arrived, I was the first biker there. After about 5 minutes, another couple rode in. They were from Spartanburg, and recently married. We talked for a while until other bikes rolled in. More and more bikers rode in, and parked. Some went inside to get breakfast but most just stood around sharing their


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adventures. Most were members of the CMA from chapters in the area but there were also people from other biker ministries, and there were a few like me that were not affiliated with any organization. Some of the bikes had diaper boxes strapped on the back which looked unusual. The brightly colored diaper boxes clashed with the black biker image. “Squid”, a Navy veteran, rode in with his lady on the back. He was also on a Destroyer but much newer than the WWII one I was on. It was interesting to talk with someone who went through similar experiences. After a few minutes, a large group of bikes roared in, and parked. As the bikers got off their bikes, many were greeted by old friends with handshakes, and hugs. Later, Roger, an old friend, and member of the “Warriors For Christ” chapter arrived. His truck was loaded with diapers which included donations from people who couldn’t make the run. His wife, Carolyn, hurt her ankle at work a few months ago, and it still hasn’t healed. It was sad to see her hobbling around. We were then asked to join around for the prayer after which, the Road Captain took over, and described the route we would take to the center. It was only a few miles to the center. I stayed at the rear of the group because I don’t like riding with a lot of people I don’t know. Within a few minutes we were rolling in the lot behind the center. After we all parked, we were invited to bring the diapers into the building. Three of the ladies who worked at the

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center welcomed us as we put our diapers on the large table. When we were through, the table was full of diapers, and other things a baby might need. Many of the bikers just gave the women money because it can be difficult to carry large boxes of diapers on a bike. Also, this way the ladies can get exactly what the babies and mothers need. The three ladies thanked us again and again for everything. They herded us all behind the table for a group picture. There were too many of us for a single photo taken with a cell phone so she took a panoramic video of us instead. It gave all of us a very warm feeling that we could help babies, and their mothers. We all prayed for the mothers, and the ladies prayed for us. It was a very moving moment. We went back to the bikes where they held a “Bike Blessing” for anyone who wanted it. Many of the bike owners opted for the blessing. Then they rode to Union, SC for lunch. After saying good-by, I headed back home. When I arrived, I talked Cindy into going out for lunch. It was a great way to enjoy a Saturday morning – helping people less fortunate.


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3rd Annual Tilley Harley-Davidson Suede And Chrome By: Buzz hat do you get when you take a hot rods, Harley’s, vendors, and free beer? A damn good time, that’s what you get! Tilley Harley-Davidson in Salisbury has found this recipe for an awesome event, put it all together, and named it Suede & Chrome. This was the 3rd Annual Suede And Chrome show and it doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. The party started on August 4th at 10 am and the front parking lot filled up quickly with some sweet old hotrods. They were tucked under the overhang in front of the building and wound around the parking lot filling up the front parking lot. Bikes from all around the Carolinas poured in the side parking lots all day to join in on the fun. There were food trucks, vendors, and Janette Thornley had her pro fuel drag bike on display. Tilley’s knows how to host a party and even had free beer and live music

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American Children’s Home Benefit Run By: Meredy Swafford, ALR Post 55 Ride Coordinator Photo By: Penny n August 4th,I had the pleasure of leading 26 motorcycles, and one Hummer on a poker run benefiting the American Children’s Home in Lexington. The ride started and stopped at American Legion Post 55 in Winston-Salem. We rode up through Danbury to our 1st stop at the Berry Patch. We left the Berry Patch and took some great back roads that somehow ended up at Just One More Tavern, then we returned to American Legion Post 55. We had Rocco as grill master when we got there along with a fantastic band, Jack of Diamonds! Carolyn Martin won the 50/50, Pam Morris won the best hand and Megan Davis won the worst hand! All three donated back! Thanks gals! All in all, we raised $1000 for the ACH. Thanks to Ed for handling the card draws and Penny for the pictures! We, The American Legion Riders Post 55 have been raising money and collecting supplies for the ACH for well over 10 years. We deliver them annually on a visit to the Children’s home in November. We will be taking donations of cash, school supplies, toiletries, twin sheets, pillows, $25 Walmart Gift Cards for the children to spend. We will collect dona-

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Speedway Harley-Davidson 5th Anniversary By: Rose and Lloyd n July 21st Speedway Harley-Davidson celebrated their 5th Anniversary with Amiee Thomas as owner and operator. It was a beautiful day for a celebration. There was food provided by Speedway HOG Chapter, music provided by The Jill Goodson Band, icecream from Freddy’s Frozen Custard, and beer from 26 Acres Brewery. The Harley-Davidson Demo fleet was there and there were always riders taking test rides on the 2018 models. The marketing Director, Nichola Dow, and Amiee always put a lot in to a great day for their custom-

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ers. The whole team at Speedway Harley-Davidson is like a family. They always have a smile and friendly conversation, showing their true appreciation to all their customers. We are there for events and we see how friendly and happy everyone is. They try to make everyone happy, and have the bike they

want. Their next event will be the annual Arzie Rogers Toy Ride. The Date is Saturday November 17th and the rain date is Sunday, November 18th, 2018. It starts at the Annapolis Intimidators Stadium. Watch The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Crusin’ Calendar for this event. This toy ride provides toys to children in Cabarrus County. Sometimes it is a little cold, but it is one of the best rides we go on. The whole community gets involved letting the riders feel how much they are appreciated. So, again, mark your calendars, and be there to support these children.


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14th Annual Antique Bikes On Main By: Wally Wersching he 14th Annual “Antique Bikes On Main” was held on July 27th, 28th, and 29th. The last weekend in July has usually been the hottest weekend of the summer but this year it was comfortable on both Saturday and Sunday with plenty of sun, and temps in upper 80’s to low 90’s. The small southern town of Chesnee, SC was the place to be if you love old motorcycles. The festival started as a one-day event with the Sunday Antique Bike Show On Main Street (Rte. 221). It has grown into a three-day event with the swap meet on Friday evening, all day Saturday, and the bike show on Sunday. The Chesnee City Fest is held on all three days, too. There are many free concerts and shows throughout the weekend. Dennis Harris from Chesnee Classic Cycle and the city of Chesnee are responsible for the growth, and promotion of the event. The main attraction for this year was again the “Wall of Death” which is also known as a “Motordrome”. The very first carnival Motordrome appeared at Coney Island amusement

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park in 1911. The following year portable tracks began to appear in traveling carnivals. By 1915 the first “silodromes” with vertical walls appeared and were soon dubbed the “Wall Of Death.” The audience views from the top of the drum, looking down. The riders start at the bottom, in the center, and ascend an initial ramped section until they gain enough speed to drive horizontally to the floor on the walls. One of the riders in the “Wall Of Death” is Wahl E. Walker. He has been riding in silodromes for many years and is the oldest man to continuously ride in one. He’s in his late 60’s. The members of the local “Legends Chapter” of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America (AMCA) were so impressed with him that they announced that Wahl will be their 2018 “Legend Of The Year” for his contributions to the world of motorcycles. They made a plaque for him along with his name on the “Legends Of The Year” trophy next to other “Legends Of The Year”, Motor Maid: Betty Fauls (daughter of M.M. co-founder Dot Robinson) and drag racing legend: Pete Hill. I arrived at about 10 am on Saturday. I stopped to visit with Dennis. He was very busy making sure that everything ran smoothly. Then I noticed that there were a lot of Indian motorcycles across the street under a large tent. Mark Moses from Indian of Charlotte brought some of the new Indian models along with some of his extensive vintage Indian motorcycle collection. I saw that the “Wall Of Death” show was about to start, so I walked up to watch. It was hard to see with all the people crowded around the top of the silo. There isn’t much light in the silo, and they are going very fast. I tried to take a video but it came out blurry. After the go-kart came back down to the center, they announced that one of the boards on the ramp broke, and it would take a while to fix - so the show was delayed for a while. That same thing happened on Friday night,


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and the biker fell. I walked around the swap-meet field and saw many interesting parts and motorcycles. Everything was for sale. As I passed each tent, I could hear the owner and customer talking about a specific part that the customer needed. It’s hard to sell at a swap meet. If you sell early, you might be selling too cheap, but if you wait til the end, you might just have to bring the stuff home again. The buyers face the same dilemma. Do you buy early or wait til the end? If it’s a rare part that you need to complete a project bike, how much will you spend? No matter what, it’s always fun. Later, I walked to the field down the street to see the amusement rides. It was like a carnival. All rides were free! The food vendors were ready to serve their delicious treats, and the clothing vendors were also ready to sell anything and everything. The stage was set up to host the many live bands scheduled. When I walked back to the event headquarters, I was pleased to see the legend himself, Pete Hill, had brought one of his famous drag bikes. He really knew how to build those old Harley Knuckleheads to produce all that power. I left a little after 11:00 and took Cindy out for lunch. On Sunday, I left home about 9:30 am. I arrived in Chesnee at about 10:15 am. I was glad that I rode because it was very comfortable with temps in the 70’s, and plenty of Carolina blue skies. This time, I parked on Main Street in front of the Christian Motorcycle Association (CMA) tent. There was already a Victory there so I parked “Miss Vickie” next to it. I never did meet the owner. I would have liked to compare Victory stories. I walked down Main Street to see the old bikes. I actually walked up and down Main Street a few times because there were bikes coming in a steady stream, and I didn’t want to miss any. In the show, there were many Harley’s – Flatheads, Knuckleheads, Panheads, and Shovelheads. It was like seeing old friends. There were many other makes in the show, too, like Triumph, BSA, Norton, BMW, Yamaha, Suzuki, Honda, and Kawasaki. There was even a Suzuki RE-5 with a Wankel rotary engine that was only made for a couple years in the mid 70’s. There were as many unusual bikes across the street as in the show. I was in “Motorcycle Heaven”! At a little before noon, I walked to the “Wall Of Death”, and watched as Wahl and Sarge put on a special performance for

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Dennis. He had been so busy that he didn’t have time to take in a show, so they put on a small one just for him. At the bottom were two motorcycles, and a go-kart. During the next 15 minutes, the two men rode the motorcycles, and drove the go-kart on the walls while snatching dollar bills from the fingers of the spectators. It was very exciting, and loud. It also looked like all the men were having a good time. There was a young boy standing next to me thoroughly enjoying himself. Every time the bike would come close, his eyes were wide with excitement. It made the show better for me just watching the boy’s face. When walking around, I met a few old friends. The Antique Motorcycle Club of America (AMCA) Legends Chapter had a booth where Bud was explaining the benefits of joining the chapter to anyone passing by. It’s a great organization with a lot of benefits. Contact Bud, and he’ll tell you all about them. (AMCALegendsChapter. com) The Motor Maids of South Carolina had a booth. They’ve been around since 1940. For more info on them, go to Motor Maids on Facebook. I couldn’t believe all the motorcycles. They were everywhere, and more were rolling in every minute. Main Street was not closed during the event so regular traffic, including semi-tractor trailers, was slowly driving past all the bikes and spectators. I headed home a little after noon. There was still a steady line of bikes riding to the event. My arm got tired waving at them, as we passed each other. It was a great way to spend a Sunday. I’ll do it again next year.


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Edgecombe County Ghost Riders Anniversary By: Johnny Reb he rain did not dampen the spirits of the Ghost Riders MC as many chapters of the Ghost Riders Nation descended on the Edgecombe chapter to help them celebrate their Anniversary. August 3rd the party started and it was nonstop until the last scoot left on the 5th. No attitudes was the rule and it showed as everyone had a great time, with motorcycle games, corn hole Rain or not, tournaMC stands for ment, and motorcycle club! horseshoes. It was a time for hanging out with old friends and meeting some new ones. Speaking of new ones, Nash Co. even patched out a new Ghost Rider for everyone to get to know. It is good to know that a younger generation is coming up to take over from us old gray beards. It was great to see almost everyone show up on their putts and not in cages. Too many times I go to these get together and the yard is filled with cars and a few bikes. Rain or not, MC stands for motorcycle club! The Edgecombe Chapter Pres Fast Eddie opened the clubhouse to everyone and all the members and their wives worked hard to make sure everybody had a good time. The Edgecombe chapter women made some frigging delicious food,

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9th Annual Bikers 4 Boobs Ride

By: Mark Infield n Saturday, August 11, Riding High HarleyDavidson in High Point, NC was the starting point for the 9th Annual Bikers 4 Boobs ride. Registration started at 9 am, but riders kept trickling in until just after 11. This year the ride went through Stokesdale, Summerfield, Oak Ridge and other communities in northern Guilford and Rockingham Counties. The Guilford County Sheriff’s Department did an excellent job providing a police escort for the entire ride. The lineup of bikes stretched from the front corner of the

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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!!

Two bikers, Billy Joe and Bubba, were out riding when they noticed their gas tanks were getting low, so they stopped at a local gas station to fill up. After topping off the tank, they went inside to pay, where they noticed a big sign on the desk: ASK ABOUT OUR FREE SEX CONTEST! “Hey, what’s that all about?” Billy Joe asked the attendant. “Oh, that’s something new we just started,” the attendant replied. “The way it works is that I think of a number, and if you guess it, you get free sex.” Billy Joe and Bubba thought that was a pretty good idea, so they each took a guess. “I’ll say eight,” said Billy Joe. “Sorry,” said the attendant. “It’s four.” “I’ll try five,” said Bubba. “Nope. It’s two,” the attendant replied. “But hey, come back and try again.” Billy Joe and Bubba walked away, disappointed, but they were determined to give it another try. And so the next time they were low on gas, they stopped in again. And again. After about a month, they decided to give it one last try. “Six,” Billy Joe said to the attendant. “It’s gotta be six.” “I’m really sorry,” said the attendant. “It was nine this time.” “Okay, I guess three,” said Bubba. “Oh, you were close,” said the attendant. “It was two.” And so, the two disappointed bikers walked back to their bikes. “You know,” said Billy Joe, “I’m beginning to think that contest is rigged!” “No,” sighed Bubba. “It’s for real. My wife’s won seven times already.” A good old Alabama boy won a bass boat in a raffle drawing. He brought it home and his wife looks at him and says, “What you gonna do with that?! There ain’t no water deep enough to float a boat within 100 miles of here. “He says, “I won it and I’m a-gonna keep it. “His brother came over to visit several days later. He sees the wife and asks where his brother is. She says, “He’s out there in his bass boat”, pointing to the field behind the house. The brother heads out behind the house and sees his brother in the middle of a big field sitting in a bass boat with a fishing rod in his hand. He yells out to him, “What are you doin’?” His brother replies, “I’m fishin’. What does it look like I’m a doin’?” His brother yells, “It’s people like you that give people from Alabama a bad name, makin’ everybody

think we’re stupid. If I could swim, I’d come out there and whip your ass!” A group of women were at a seminar on how to live in a loving relationship with their husbands. The women were asked, “How many of you love your husband?” All the women raised their hands. Then they were asked, “When was the last time you told your husband you loved him?” Some women answered today, a few yesterday, and some couldn’t remember. The women were then told to take out their cell phones and text their husband - “I love you, Sweetheart.” Next the women were instructed to exchange phones with one another and read aloud the text message they received in response to their message. Below are 12 hilarious replies. If you have been married for quite a while, you understand that these replies are a sign of true love. Who else would reply in such a succinct and honest way? 1. Who the hell is this? 2. Eh, mother of my children, are you sick or what? 3. Yeah, and I love you, too. What’s wrong? 4. What now? Did you wreck the car again? 5. I don’t understand what you mean. 6. What the hell did you do now? 8. Don’t beat about the bush; just tell me how much you need. 9. Am I dreaming? 10. If you don’t tell me who this message is actually for, someone will die. 11. I thought we agreed you wouldn’t drink during the day. (My personal favorite!) 12. Your mother is coming to stay with us, isn’t she? A little girl was leaning into a lion’s cage. Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the collar of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her, all under the eyes of her screaming parents. A biker jumps off his Harley, runs to the cage and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch. Whimpering from the pain, the lion jumps back, letting go of the girl, and the biker brings the girl to her terrified parents, who thank him endlessly. A reporter has watched the whole event. The reporter addressing the Harley rider says, “Sir, that was the most gallant and bravest thing I’ve seen a man do in my whole life.” The Harley rider replies, “Why, it was nothing, really. The lion was behind bars. I just saw this little kid in danger, and acted as I felt right.” The reporter says, “Well, I’ll make sure this

won’t go unnoticed. I’m a journalist, and tomorrow’s paper will have this story on the front page. So, what do you do for a living, and what political affiliation do you have?” The biker replies, “I’m a U.S. Marine, a Republican, and I voted for Trump.” The journalist leaves. The following morning the biker buys the paper to see if it indeed brings news of his actions, and reads, on the front page: U.S. MARINE ASSAULTS AFRICAN IMMIGRANT & STEALS HIS LUNCH A tough old cowboy from south Texas counselled his grandson that if he wanted to live a long life, the secret was to sprinkle a pinch of gun powder on his oatmeal every morning. The grandson did this religiously to the age of 103 when he died. He left behind 14 children, 30 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, 25 great-greatgrandchildren, and a 15-foot hole where the crematorium used to be. One Sunday, in counting the money in the weekly offering, the pastor of the Granville Presbyterian church found a pink envelope containing $1,000. It happened again the next week. The following Sunday, he watched as the offering was collected and saw a little old lady put the distinctive pink envelope in the plate. This went on for weeks until the pastor, overcome by curiosity, approached her. “Ma’am, I couldn’t help but notice that you put $1,000 a week in the collection plate,” he stated. “Why yes,” she replied, “every week my son sends me money, and I give some of it to the church.” The pastor asked, “That’s wonderful, how much does he send you?” The old lady replied, “$10,000 a week.” The pastor was amazed. “Your son is very successful! What does he do for a living?” “He is a veterinarian,” she answered. “That is an honorable profession,” the pastor said. “Where does he practice?” The little old lady said proudly, “In Nevada. He has two cat houses in Las Vegas and one in Reno.”

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MSTA At Big Lynn Lodge

By: Wally Wersching hat’s an “MSTA”, and where the heck is the Big Lynn Lodge? The Motorcycle Sport Touring Association (MSTA) is a chartered American Motorcycle Association (AMA) club started in 1982 for making friends, learning more about the sport of motorcycling, and making more pleasant and meaningful motorcycle trips, and rides. They promote excellence and safety in the enjoyment of motorcycle sport touring, and are always trying to learn to be better, safer riders. They enjoy the journey as much as the destination. For more info visit: http://RideMSTA. com. The Big Lynn Lodge is located on Rte. 226A (The Diamondback) in Little Switzerland, NC. The lodge has been around for over 100 years, and is a great place to spend some time because of the scenic views from the many porches. The lodge was built on the side of a

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mountain 3100 feet above sea level just a few feet from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Just outside Marion, NC, The Diamondback has more than 190 steep, climbing curves in just 12 miles. The temperature cools as it climbs up steep switchbacks looping almost 360º. The sweeping curves, amazing scenery, and cool mountain breezes make The Diamondback, a quick, fun route to North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Parkway, and Little Switzerland. The only problem is there might be gravel in the turns. It’s always a possible road hazard. For more info: https://diamondback226.com/, On Friday July 20th to Sunday July 22nd, the MSTA held their Big Lynn Lodge Ride at the lodge. David “Brick” Brickner has been responsible for the ride since 2011, and every year it gets a little better. “Brick” doesn’t put on the ride all by himself; he has help from many of the MSTA Club members. There are fantastic roads in every direction from the doorstep of the lodge. Doug Pippin has put together a selection of routes, both pavement and dirt that are provided to the participants. They are some of the best roads to be ridden anywhere. Entertainment is scheduled for Friday night. The “Alligators Blues Band”, will play a set or two on the back porch. Three of the four band members are riders who graciously donate their time to entertain everyone. My first encounter with members of the MSTA was last August in Louise’s Famous Rock House Restaurant. There were three members on their way from Georgia to Ohio for the MSTA “Mail Pouch Fly-By” in Marietta, Ohio. They seemed like a fun group so I went on their website to learn more about the club. That’s when I learned about the BLL Ride this year. I wanted to go to visit with them, and write an article. I looked at the weather, and since they were calling for severe storms the rest of the weekend, I decided to take a ride up to Little Switzerland on Friday evening. I would catch the participants as they arrived. I left home about 3:30 heading north on Rte. 226 all the way to Rt 226A when I turned left to go to the Big Lynn Lodge. After a mile or so, I parked in front of the lodge with a few other bikes. After walking around outside taking pictures of the lodge and the other bikes, I walked into the lodge. That’s when I heard someone yell “Hey Wally” and saw “Brick”. I didn’t realize that he was a MSTA member and a “Knobbie”. Chris Jernigan, another Knobbie, was there, too. It was good to see a


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couple familiar faces. I placed a stack of The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazines on a small table in the seating area for all to share. A couple of the club members tried to talk me into participating in the event. In order to participate, I’d have to join the AMA and MSTA, pay the $20 entrance fee, along with find a room for the evening. I had to get home to walk the dog, so I declined. Maybe next year I’ll plan ahead. I know that it would be fun. I went outside to talk with other bikers. They were all very friendly. I asked them if they were concerned that there would be severe storms the rest of the weekend. They weren’t concerned at all because their riding gear is weatherproof, and they know how to ride in the rain. They also would be riding in small groups instead of a large guided group ride done at other rallies. Small groups are safer - rain or shine. One man had a 2018 Harley Softail Sport Glide. It was beautiful. He was

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telling about how it handled, and such. As I was standing there, more and more bikers were riding in. “Brick” was expecting about 80 participants in the rally. Participants came from all around. I saw license plates from Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia, Illinois, Virginia, along with North and South Carolina. Some of the ones who came from far away, trailered their bikes to the event. I saw a trailer with an Illinois tag. I met another Navy veteran sitting in the shade enjoying the cool breeze. We talked for a while. I learned that he’d been in the Navy over 20 years, and retired in Brevard, NC.. At about 6 pm, I said good-by to my new friends, and rode Rte. 226 all the way home. I was glad that I visited the rally. I got to meet a lot of pleasant people who really enjoy riding their bikes. I’ll look into joining the MSTA club along with the AMA. Maybe next year, I’ll be a participant in the 2019 BLL Ride.

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CBA Of Raleigh Community Motorcycle Ride

By: Charlie Boone he morning of July 14 was the beginning of a beautiful motorcycle riding day. We headed to Team Powersports in Garner to start the Concerned Bikers Association (CBA) Of Raleigh Community Motorcycle Ride. By ride time we had 36 people on 34 bikes. We left Team Powersports at 10:30 and headed for The Coffee Chamber in Knightdale so all the coffee drinkers could get their fix. After 30 minutes or so there we went to Main Street Tavern in Rolesville. Already behind our planned time frame, shortly we headed for Garcia Moto in Raleigh. Upon leaving there we took the 5 mile ride to Oak City Speed on Atlantic Ave. We want to thank all of these sponsors for their hospitality for our riders. Also, thanks to Hahn Family Chiropractic for doing the DJ work. The purpose of this ride was not to make money, but to rejuvenate the Raleigh CBA Chapter. We signed up 22 new and expired members that day. This may be the kick that we needed to get our chapter back in action. And we did manage to make a few dollars that day to help fund our chapter Motorcycle Safety Awareness Program (MSAP) program and other activities. James Mangum was the big winner of the day. He won $50 and a service package from Oak City Speed for best hand with

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By: Wendy Rogers anta Claus is starting early again this year! July 21st and it is already in the works to help support Kids at Duke Children’s Hospital. It all started at Ft. Bragg HD in Fayetteville, NC. The All Veterans Parachute Team jumped in flying an American flag during the National Anthem. A safety briefing was done by Cumberland and Harnett County Sheriff’s Deputies, and a Rider’s Prayer was offered up by the Chaplain of the American Legion Riders Chapter 32 The ride left at 10 am and was escorted all the way from Ft Bragg HD to Durham for this event. They rolled from Cumberland County through Apex and Cary and finally along the Durham Freeway to Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center. The weather was amazing with some overcast and about 85 degrees. There were over 170 bikes and over 45 very colorful Corvettes participating this year. Once they arrived, they parked, donated the toys they brought, and enjoyed a lunch prepared by Texas Roadhouse of Holly Springs and Durham. Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center is nationally ranked among the top children’s hospitals in nine specialties by U.S. News & World Report and provides care for thousands of patients annually. Duke Children’s Hospital is a self-contained “hospital within a hospital” on the fifth floor of Duke University Hospital which provides an attractive, family-friendly, setting for a variety of specialized pediatric services. All types of Clubs and Organizations participated.

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Organizations: Cape Fear Team Corvette, Steele Angels (Fayetteville, NC), Pembroke Church of God, Broken Chains, Neill S, Stewart Masonic Lodge-Erwin, NC, Morningstar Ministries. Law Enforcement: Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, Harnett County Sheriff’s Office, Holly Springs Police Department, Apex Police Department, Cary Police Department, Durham County Sheriff’s Office, Durham Police Department, Duke Police Department, North Carolina State Highway Patrol Corporate Partners: Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, Texas Roadhouse, Legends Pub, Beasley Media Group, Inc., Parrot Bay Pools, JEB Designs, Fuller’s Old Fashioned BBQ, State Farm, Dan Heiman, Cargill, Greg Hunt Builders, Taionemedia dotcom, DD Production, Mission: M25, Cycle Works Inc., Backwoods Customs, Lippard’s Auto Parts, Cycle Gear, Hog Country, Top Of The Line Auto Sales, A+ Moving & Storage, Health Keeperz, KorumaTactical, LLC A special thanks to William Winford and Poncho Chavis and their crew and to Walmart Transportation Office 6840 and Walmart Store 1312 and all that participated and made the 16th Annual Christmas In July another successful event. Watch The Carolina’s Full Throttle Magazine Cruisin’ Calendar for future events.


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Heat Stress Injuries While Riding Dehydration, heat exhaustion, and even heat stroke are very common in intense heat and can put you at increased risk of an accident on a motorcycle. Heat can hurt you, and can even kill you, if you’re out riding and not prepared for the challenges you might encounter. There are a few factors working against bikers when riding in extreme heat. At temperatures exceeding 93 degrees the convection effect intensifies the heat, forcing your body to work overtime by sweating to keep itself cool. But heavy sweating is often less noticeable on a motorcycle because it evaporates more quickly in the rushing air. You can be sweating profusely, dehydrating your body very quickly, and accelerating the effects of heat exhaustion – all without even noticing. To make matters worse, asphalt roads collect and radiate heat making the air above the highway even hotter than ambient temperatures. When you add that to the heat already being generated by your bike, it can become a recipe for heat injury very quickly.

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Heat Exhaustion – moist, clammy skin, dilated pupils, dizziness, confusion, nausea, weak pulse, rapid breathing.

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An Afternoon Ride In South Carolina By Wally Wersching ast Wednesday, July 18th, was a beautiful summer day. The temps were in the upper 80’s with a bright and sunny blue sky. I decided to take a ride to South Carolina and pick up a cantaloupe for Cindy along the way. I rode “Miss Vickie” west on Rte. 150 through Boiling Springs, and eventually I turned left onto Rte. 221A. Traffic was light at 2 pm. I turned right onto Rte. 11 and rode through Chesnee. After another 5 minutes of or so, I pulled into the Strawberry Hill produce stand. They had a lot of peaches displayed. It is peach season, and the Peach Festival will be next weekend. I walked around looking for the cantaloupe stand but there were none. I asked and the lady said they were out – maybe more next week. That’s when I decided to buy a few ears of corn instead. Three for a dollar was a pretty good price. On my way back to the bike, I saw that a Honda Goldwing trike pulled in while I was looking around. I looked for the riders and found a couple picking out some tomatoes. I introduced myself and gave them a copy of The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine. They had just moved to South Carolina from upstate New York. I gave them my card and offered them access to my emails. My articles would be great for newcomers to the area. There is so much to do around here.

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After saying good-by, I headed back toward Chesnee. On my way to Strawberry Hill, I noticed a couple new cars in the lot with the old trucks and wanted to stop to see them on the way back. When I parked, I noticed a couple new additions to the group. The white 1962 Ford Galaxie 500 2 door hardtop was still there. Next to it was a white 63 ½ Ford Galaxie 500 2 door hardtop. Next to it was a red 1968 Ford Galaxie 500 convertible. It looked like a used car lot from a Ford dealer back in the 60’s. They all seem like they are complete, and it reasonably good condition. Any one of them would be fun to own and drive regularly. There was another car in the lot but on the trailer with no “For Sale” sign or price. It too looked in complete and good condition. It was an early 1970’s Dodge Charger. It was the only non-Ford car on the lot. While I was taking pictures of the cars, I saw another unusual sight. A Russian Ural motorcycle with sidecar rolled in. After the man got off the bike, I walked over to talk with him, and give him a copy of The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine. I learned that the Ural was a 2017 model. It still looks like the 1930’s BMW it was modeled after but had disc brakes which made it much safer. The history of the Ural is very interesting. The Russians got the BMW plans from Nazi Germany during WWII and have been producing them ever since. They are very sturdy and rugged. The wheel on the sidecar is a drive wheel so they will go almost anywhere. While talking with the Ural owner, I learned that he loved rusty trucks, too. That was why he stopped. I left him examining one of the old trucks. Maybe he’ll buy one and restore it. I rode home and thoroughly enjoyed the trip. I never know who I will meet or what I will see on an afternoon ride. Every time I go, it’s different. I will have to do it again soon.


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ho knew, one hundred years ago, that the freedomloving, speed-hungry, cutting-edge motorcycle fanatics who founded HarleyDavidson were making history along with bikes? The Harley-Davidson Collection, showcasing a century of bikes that shaped motorcycle history, brings that history to gleaming life in page after page of motorcycles beyond compare. This book gives motorcycle enthusiasts an opportunity to pore over the bikes in the collection, and to linger over every detail that made Harley-Davidson such an icon of American openroad power and performance. With exquisite, detailed photographs and histories of the

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Jake’s Big Ass Event

By: Caroline aturday, July 21, Smokin’ Harley-Davidson dedicated their Big Ass Event series to their buddy and co-worker, Jake Kernstock. After an unfortunate motorcycle accident, Jake, suffered with injuries to his vertebrate, shoulders, and knees. As you can imagine this will lead to a long and painful, if not expensive, recovery. With another 33 weeks of physical therapy, Jake has a challenging road ahead. The good news is Jake has a supportive motorcycle family and coworkers who went all out to help with medical expenses. The day started with a good number of riders participating in a benefit ride. Meanwhile, folks who came by Smokin’ could enjoy the live music from a great local band, The Invaders. Vendors had lots to offer, from motorcycle parts to jewelry, and told me they had good sales while donating their space rent to Jake. Along with raffles and drawings for prizes, the whole day was quite a success. My personal favorite was folks who donated and in return got the chance to smash a bike. If you needed an outlet for frustrations, that was definitely the event for you and you got to help a great guy! Stop by Smokin’ Harley-Davidson on 3441 Myer Lee Drive in Winston-Salem. Walk back to the parts department and let Jake know you appreciate him and are thinking of him. Encouraging words go a long way to help a person heal. I am sure that you will find something that you will need or just want as soon as you walk in the door. Or, Jake can help you find that part you need for your own ride. Stay tuned for more Big Ass Events this summer at Smokin’ Harley-Davidson.

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Trail 140 – Too Cool Little Machine Story and photo by Alan Dockery here were lots of cool machines at Cyclemania this year. One of my favorites was this little sorta Honda. I’m familiar with bikes like this since I have Trail 50’s and 70’s. And I keep getting beat in campground drag races by guys on what look like Minitrail 50’s. Well, that motor has been cloned all over the world and now you can buy big, hot rod versions that bolt right into those old frames. Scott Sturgis brought the best example of an updated Trail 70 that I’ve ever seen. His 1972 CT 70/140 is very well done and got lots of attention at Cyclemania. The bike was fresh, built over a few months last Fall. “I found that bike laying on its side in the junkyard at Lesslie Powerports” Scott said. “I gave $40 for it. The bike needed everything. The main frame is about the only original part I used. I had it painted ‘Purple Haze’ and installed custom ‘Trail 140’ decals.” Scott went all in making this Trail 140 the coolest around. He installed CHP upside-down-style hydraulic front end and flipped the axle to the front. Scott wanted all the wheelbase he could get to go with the two inch longer swingarm. He used a front disc brake and larger 12” wheels with fat, low profile Shinko SR-428 tires. Folks buy old dead Minitrails because they can swap in new engines of different sizes and modifications. Scott went with a Piranha YX140. Twice the original engine size of 70cc. A Mikuni VM26 carb, CHP pipe, and UNI air filter get the gases in and out of the hot little motor. All of the chrome and seat and such is new. I like the handlebars since they are original, fold-down style with a little more height. The bike is upgraded to 12 volts with a battery for lighting. H-D billet shifter and H-D kicker add some class. Scott rides his Trail 140. “The YX140 delivers 11 HP to

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