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CHARLOTTECBA.ORG Issue 164 March 2012






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The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine

Table Of Contents






MARCH 2012

Letter From The Editor........................................... 4 Cover Story - 38th Annual CBA Swap Meet.............. 5 March 2012 Cruisin’ Calendar................................ 6 SC Bill Proposes To Ban Children From Motorcycles... 14 Hot Pepper And Sausage Rodeo........................... 16 Message To Our Valued Customers...................... 19 Sections Of Blue Ridge Parkway To Close............ 21 Randolph Co. CBA Presents Check To Mills Home. 22 Easy Eddie’s Leather & Lace Show....................... 24 Alamance Co. CBA & The MSAP Recognize Garland King. 27 Beach House H-D 3rd Anniversary Party................ 28 H-D Of New Bern Annual Pancake Breakfast........ 31 Bros & Bro-ettes..................................................... 32 Just Hawgs Hosts A Custom Dynamics Seminar... 34 14th Attempt............................................................ 36 828 Freedom Riders Fund Raiser.......................... 38 Easyriders 2012 Bike Show Tour........................... 40 Standing For Miss Anne......................................... 42 Tennessee Motorcycle Helmet Law....................... 44 Women Who Ride - Judy Bortz............................. 47 MDA Lockup For James Deal................................ 50 Spokes & Jokes..................................................... 53 US House Committee Targets Federal Funding Of Motorcycle Only Checkpoints............................ 57 What Is The Real Public Burden?.......................... 58 Station’s Inn Will Not Open In 2012....................... 61 RIP Larry Ray Moore............................................. 62



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SALES STAFF Grant, Lincoln, Alan, Wendy, Scott, Caroline, Jeff D., Kathy & Ron, Jeff W., Jan, Crystal, DJ, Christian, Steve, Whistle, Mark, Michael, Danny, Doc, Pedro, Dave Anissa, Shan, Teresa, April, Bruce, Jeff R., Raven, Judy


t’s in the books! It’s HISTORY! The 14th Attempt, Almost A Tradition, Pre-Daytona, Valentine’s Day Party and Oyster Roast at Easy Eddie’s was the biggest and best so far. The sun was bright and warm, the wind reminded us it was still February, but the food and fellowship was so good for the soul. Read all about it in this issue and view the pictures (the ones that we could make public) on our web site. If you were there, you know what I mean. If you weren’t, scratch and sniff. There’s always next year! Here in NC it snowed on February 20th, but I have seen daffodils in full bloom and I am still going with Scooter’s Groundhog Day prediction of an early spring. It is supposed to be 68º here this week and I promise you I am going to ride my bike somewhere. According to The Weather Channel, the average temperatures for the month of March start in the low 60’s and by the 31st they are averaging nearly 70º. I can do that! As of this writing, there are 30 new events added to the Cruisin’ Calendar and I am sure that there will be more before we get this issue to the printer. If you need an excuse to ride, pick one and RIDE! If you have a smart phone, scan the QR code in the Cruisin’ Calendar to see all the events that came in after we went to press. Also be sure to view The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine on line at The whole magazine is there for you to refer to at any time. And remember, as always, it’s Fah-ree! If you are going to Daytona, ride smart and have a good time. We want to see you at events back here in the Carolinas. From the look of things starting up in March, this year promises to be a good one.

PHOTOS Chaos, Alan, Linc, Scott, Kathy, Grant, Biker Bob, Caroline, DPapaBear, Buzz, Raven, Judy Bortz, Pedro, Chief Cherevas, Steve Rowland, Jackie Smith, Crystal Turner


WRITERS Mark, WildThing, Alan, Linc, Scott, Kathy, Grant, Caroline, Preacher Steve, DPapaBear, Buzz, Judy Bortz, Chief Cherevas, Steve Rowland, Pedro, Johnny Needham, Jackie Smith, Chad Fuller, Mark Temple, Crystal Turner

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The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine 2012 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.

Cover Story


MARCH 24TH – 25TH 2012

The Original 38th Annual CBA Swap Meet & Bike Show

The Oldest & Largest Show on The East Coast Sponsored By The

Charlotte Chapter Concerned Bikers Association (CBA) $500 Gift Certificate Given Away On Both Days! Live Music Provided

GATES OPEN: Saturday 11am-6pm Sunday 10am-6pm ADMISSION: $12 One Day Pass Or $20 Two Day Pass EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Sunday 10am-12pm Admission Is 2 For 1

Active Military - Free Admission For Vendor Registration Call Rick Nail 704-455-6245

Refreshments • Wet T-Shirt Contest Tattoo Contest • Tattoo Alley NO MINORS Admitted W/O Parents $500 Gift Certificate Giveaway Daily! Full Bar & Wet T-shirt Contest No Pets LOCATION: The Metrolina Expo Fairgrounds I-77 exit 16 (Statesville Rd. exit) 7100 Statesville Rd. Charlotte, NC 28269 Sponsored By The

Charlotte Chapter Concerned Bikers Association (CBA)



Cruisin’ Calendar


You can submit your event 24/7 on our website www.FullThrottleMagazine. com E-Mail: Lincoln@FTCarolinas. com, phone: 336-885-5400, fax 336885-6794. We reserve the right to edit all submissions MAR 2 ROLLING THUNDER NC CHAPTER 7 BBQ CHICKEN PICKIN Ancient Iron Cycles, 718 Lewis St., Oxford, NC. 12pm $7 donation per plate 336583-5569. MAR 3 CHILI COOK OFF Down Home Harley-Davidson, 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. Contestants 11am, tasting noon. 336-227-1261. MAR 3 PARTS & ACCESSORIES SWAP MEET Ray Price, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Sell your parts. 5x10 spot $10, 10x10 spot $20. food. kris@rayprice. com 919-832-2261. MAR 4 RED KNIGHTS NC6 POKER RUN Britt Motorsports, 6431 Market St, Wilmington, NC. Ray Thompson (president) 910431-6083. MAR 9-18 DAYTONA BEACH BIKE WEEK Daytona Beach, FL. MAR 10 AFMC ST. PATRICK’S DAY POKER RUN & BOOTY SHAKING BIKINI CONTEST AFMC Club House, 3264 Burgaw Hwy, Jacksonville, NC. Poker run Reg 11am, last out 1pm. $5 cover $5/hand. Booty Shaking Bikini Contest 8pm. OCC Bike raffle to benefit MSGT Eden Pearl, hit by an IED in Iraq. HEAVY eric_and_i@ 910-353-8839. MAR 10 10 DAYS ‘TIL SPRING RIDE Harley-Davidson of Greensboro, 538 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. Reg 11am-12, ride 12, no charge. Escorted ride, food. 336-2731101.

MAR 10 L.O.H ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF Cox’s Harley-Davidson, 1178 Galleria Boulevard, Rock Hill, SC. $10/enter $5/taste test. 803-327-1183. MAR 10 DIAPER RUN Peach Blossom Diner, 910 Hospitalty Dr., Spartanburg, SC. Reg 10:30am, ride 11:15am. Benefits District 5 Family Ministries bring baby items or diapers. Paul Conner flysolo@ 864-505-4829. MAR 10 NAZARETH CHILDREN’S HOME BIRTHDAY PARTY/COOKOUT Pat Rogers Harley-Davidson, 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. 11:30am ride 12:15pm. Call for birthday list. Darby 704-545-1062. MAR 10 TOO BROKE TO GO TO DAYTONA PARTY Honda Suzuki of Sanford, 3128 S. Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC. Root beer and hot dogs. 919-775-3638. MAR 10 POLAR BEAR POKER RUN Corner Pocket Sports Bar, 1456 US Hwy. 52 N., Albemarle, NC. Reg 10:30-12pm, ride 12:30pm. $15/bike, $5/rider. Raffle, dinner, 50/50, best & worst hand winners! Charles Holcombe 704463-0111. MAR 10 BLESSING OF THE BIKES Southern Riders M/C, 168 Knobbs Creek Road, Elizabeth City, NC. 12pm bike blessing, ride, food. ridefree1965@ 252-573-0362. MAR 11 FUND RAISER FOR CHARLIE ATWELL Easy Eddie’s, 12125 Statesville Ave, Huntersville, NC. 2pm, $10 cover, live music, 50/50, door prizes. 704-875-2501. MAR 11 SMILES TRAIN BIKE RUN Southern Roadhouse, 640 McNair Rd., Rockingham, NC. Ride 1pm. $15/person, $20/couple. Food, 50/50, entertainment, bike show and run. Tammy or Oma Omalawhorn@yahoo. com 910-997-2119. MAR 11 CMA FELLOWSHIP RIDE Walmart Parking Lot, 2500 West Forest Hills Rd, Wilson, NC. Ride 2pm. meal or ice cream at the end of the ride. cmausa.

org Billy Hammock Whammock@nc.rr. com 252-299-0455. MAR 17 ST. PATTY’S DAY PARTY Crazy Shots, 668 N. Churton St., Hillsborough, NC. Food & Music 919-7321003. MAR 17 ST. PATRICK DAY’S PARTY Baggerz Saloon, 4212 Ebert Rd., Winston-Salem, NC. Live music. 336-283-9190. MAR 17 7TH ANNUAL CHILLY CHILI RIDE Ride Now Powersports, 254 Concord Parkway S, Concord, NC. Reg. 10-11. ride 11. Cash prizes, 50/50, door prizes, food, contest. Spons by Cabarrus/Rowan CBA. Dwayne Jenkins 704-3050774. MAR 17 ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL BENEFIT Chief’s, 1519 John B. White Sr. Blvd, Spartanburg, SC. Reg 9:30am, last out 11:30am. $20/ rider, $15/pass includes doo rag and meal. Cash prizes, raffle. 864-574-7155. MAR 17 RELAY FOR LIFE BIKE RIDE Brogden United Methodist Church, 2918 US 117 South, Dudley/ Goldsboro, NC. Reg 9-9:45, ride 10. $20/bike, $10/Rider. Lunch, door prizes, 50/50. Benefits Relay for Life. George 919-580-4495 Frankye Watson 919-920-5888. MAR 17 3RD ANNUAL OFFICER IN NEED POKER RUN Ricky Hendrick Performance Honda/Suzuki, 502 N. Polk St., Pineville, NC. spons by the Blue Knights NC XVI. Benefits 2 NC police officers facing financial issues due to injury or illness. Bob Rhodes 704-589-1880. MAR 17 26TH ANNUAL BIKE SHOW & CHILI COOK-OFF Durham HOG at Shelton’s Harley-Davidson, 300 Muldee St, Durham, NC. Bike show entry $10. Trophies, free adm. Special Guest MC, Live music, HD Raffle, Chili Cook-Off, food & drink, door prizes, vendors. benefit local & national charities. Becky durhamhog1530pr@gmail. com 919-596-9511.

Cruisin’ Calendar MAR 17 BRUNSWICK STEW COOK-OFF Ray Price, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Brunswick Stew Cook-Off. $5 donation all you can eat! Judging & serving 12pm. Registration form on website. 919-832-2261.

MAR 24 BENEFIT FOR CHARLES ROSE E-Z Stop That Bar, 3920 Platt Springs Rd, West Columbia, SC. Food, 50/50, door prizes, band. Benefits Charles Rose has stage 4 Kidney cancer. Gypsy or Becky hardworker1962@ 803 356 0290.

MAR 17 RUN FOR THE GREEN Legend’s, 4624 Bragg Blvd., Fayetteville, NC. Celebrate St. Patricks Day with us! Legend’s 910-867-2364.

MAR 24 WELCOME HOME MILITARY BENEFIT Tumbleweeds Bar & Grille, 2300 West Roosevelt Blvd, Monroe, NC. Bands, vendors, food, 50/50, auction. Benefits wounded Veterans coming home from overseas conflicts. 704-283-5551.

MAR 18 ST. PATRICKS DAY POKER RUN O’ Larry’s Irish Pub, 8200 Cliffdale Road, Fayetteville, NC. Ride 1pm. Benefits Step Up for Soldiers. 910551-5402. MAR 22 LADIES ONLY GARAGE PARTY Harley-Davidson of Greensboro, 538 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. 7-9pm 336273-1101. MAR 23 LADIES ONLY GARAGE PARTY Cape Fear Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 6:30-9:30 pm. Must RSVP. www. 910-864-1200. MAR 24 CHILI COOKOFF/CANCER RIDE Harley-Davidson of New Bern, 1613 Hwy 70 East, New Bern, NC. $5/person. Benefits cancer fund. 252-633-4060. MAR 24 CBA SWAP MEET AFTER PARTY Easy Eddie’s, 12125 Statesville Ave, Huntersville, NC. Live music. 704-875-2501. MAR 24 FREEDOM BIKER CHURCH WINTER SUCKS GARAGE PARTY Hotrodz, 3618 Sycamore Dairy Rd., Fayetteville, NC. 11-3pm. $10/person. Food, Music, Door prizes, swap meet. Dessert Wars: $5.00 entry fee, set up 11am. Benefits Wounded Warriors, Dee James 910321-7433. MAR 24 SPRING FLING CHARITY RIDE Shelton’s Harley-Davidson, 606 Corporate Dr, Goldsboro, NC. Ride 11am, $10/hand, food, 50/50. Benefits American Heart Association. In memory of Donna Kirby. 919-731-2776.

MAR 24 STEEL RAIN MC “HIGHWAY TO HEALTH” Northeast Digestive Health Center, 1070 Vinehaven Dr. NE, Concord, NC. Reg 9am, ride 11am. Escorted ride $15/bike, $5/rider. Yard sale, kids activities $5, food vendors, door prizes, raffle, musical entertainment. Benefits Colon Cancer Alliance & the Wounded Warrior Project. www. Roger 704-467-4535. MAR 24 MS POKER RUN Crows Nest, 4351 Chickenfoot Rd, St Pauls, NC. Free food, games, bike games, Tshirts available. Proceeds to help fight MS! Regina Crowsnestinthecreek@ 910-429-2323. MAR 24 COROLLA WILD PONY POKER RUN Outer Banks Harley-Davidson, 8739 Hwy 158, Harbinger, NC. Reg 10am-11am, $15/bike, music, 50/50, food, door prizes. Benefits Corolla Wild Horse Fund. 252-338-8866. MAR 24 HARDCORPS POKER RUN Roberts Body Shop, 562 W Hwy 70, Havelock, NC. cash prizes. benefits Don Gray 252-6652504. MAR 24 BEATING THE ODDS OF SMA Doug’s Harley-Davidson, 2207 TV Rd., Florence, SC. Reg 11am, ride 12pm, $20/rider, $10/passenger inc food & entertainment. Benefits Holly, who has Spinal Muscular Atrophy type 1 and needs handicap mods for home. Charlene 570-2740263.

7 MAR 24 PRIVATE BIKE SALE Ray Price, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Bring your own bike to Ray Price to sell! $10 reg fee gets you a spot & a HOG Raffle Ticket! Buyers assistance, inc inspection & financing available. www. 919832-2261. MAR 24-25 37TH ANNUAL SPRING CHARLOTTE CBA SWAP MEET & BIKE SHOW The Metrolina Expo Fairgrounds, 7100 Statesville Rd., Charlotte, NC. Swap meet, bike show, live entertainment, refreshments, wet t-shirt contest, tattoo contest, cash prizes. Rick Nail 704-455-6245. MAR 30 SONZ OF THUNDER PANCAKE / SAUSAGE FUND RAISER University Church of God, 2215 B. Stokes Rd, Greenville, NC. All you can Eat Pancake / Sausage supper $6/plate. 6-8pm. Benefits families in need. Scott Pollard 252341-1441. MAR 31 WE SALUTE OUR VETERANS Pat Rogers Speedway Harley-Davidson, 10049 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. Military Appreciation Event 1-5pm, live music. 704-979-7433. MAR 31 FISHER HOUSE POKER RUN VFW, 37 Castle Rock Rd, Beaufort, SC. $15/rider, $5/passenger, 50/50, food & entertainment. Benefits the Fisher House a place for family members to stay while veterans are hospitalized. Dwight Hora 843338-8031. MAR 31 BIKERS FOR CHRIST ANTI-MS RUN Something’s Brewing Coffee Shop, 7104 Fayetteville Rd, Raeford, NC. Reg 9-10, $15 rider, $5 lunch. Benefits the MS Society. http:// Shane Sapp 910-850-6799. MAR 31 SWAP MEET Smokin HarleyDavidson, 3441 Myer Lee Dr., WinstonSalem, NC. Swap or sell your old parts. Free food, live music Sat and Sun. www. 336-722-3106.

8 MAR 31 VIETNAM VETERANS HOMECOMING RIDE Easy Eddie’s, 12125 Statesville Rd., Huntersville, NC. Reg 8-9am, ride 9am. Coffee and donuts at assembly. 704-875-2501. MAR 31 VIETNAM VETERANS HOMECOMING CELEBRATION 2012 Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway S., Concord, NC. Entertainment, military demonstrations, rally, wreath laying ceremony. Sponsored by USO & Charlotte Motor Speedway. 704-455-3200. MAR 31 PRE-REGISTRATION PARTY FOR HOGS & RAGS M&M Leather & Custom Cycles, 4400 Bragg Blvd., Fayetteville, NC. 12pm-8pm. PreRegistration for the Hogs & Rags ride, live music. John Dees vettgirl64@aol. com 910-536-8969.

Cruisin’ Calendar food, entertainment. Benefits American cancer society. Sandy Shelton 336-239-0142. MAR 31 RANDOLPH CO. CBA CAR/ BIKE SHOW Coxs Harley-Davidson, 2795 NC Hwy 134, Asheboro, NC. Ttrophies awarded. Jackie Smith 336-328-5500. MAR 31 RIDE FOR LIFE AND HOPE Coastal Equipment Co., 130 Coastal Ln., Jacksonville, NC. Reg 10am, ride 11am. $15/rider, $10/passenger. Escorted ride, inc patch, door prizes, lunch, t-shirts, decals, & pins avail, 50/50. Benefits Onslow County Relay for Life and Hope for the Warriors. Call to pre-register. Matt Ertel mertel77@gmail. com 910.347.6161. Scan This QR Code To Check For Events That Missed The Print Issue

MAR 31 ONE IF BY LAND AND TWO IF BY SEA River Forest Manor, 600 E Main St, Belhaven, NC. Reg 9am or pre-register online. $25 includes lunch. Cash price, prizes, 50/50, door prizes. To benefit the building of Blackbeard’s sloop “The Adventure”. www. Mike McGinnis 910-231-5648.

APR 7 PATRIOT RUN X VFW Post #9103, 14258 Hwy 210 S., Spring Lake, NC. Ride 10am, $15/person inc meal, door prize, t-shirt. Spons by Vietnam Vets MC. Benefits Fisher House. www. Smiley 919-542-6639.

MAR 31 POKER RUN FUNDRAISER Jack’s Custom Cycles, 1500 W Main St, Lexington, SC. Ride 10am. food, drinks, live music. Single rider $15, double $25, add participant $10. Hosted by SC’s Most Wanted. Benefits the SC Autism Society. Susie Susie@ 803-397-3117.

APR 7 TEAM KENZEY BENEFIT POKER RUN Shell Station, Farmington Rd. and I-40 exit 174, Mocksville, NC. Team Kenzey Beneift poker run held to assist 3 yr old Kenzey and her family in her fight with leukemia. Bike show, Auction and Bake. Lee bambam.myers@ 336-414-1369.

MAR 31 2ND ANNUAL CALDWELL COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE POKER RUN BO’s Family Entertainment, 1115 Blowing Rock Blvd, Lenoir, NC. Reg 9am, ride 10am. Single $10, Double $15. 50/50, lunch, trophies. Rain date 4/7. Wayne Woodruff 828-310-5486. Johnny Overby 828-750-4338.

APR 7 LOH PANCAKE BREAKFAST Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 South Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 8-10am 919-8322261.

MAR 31 WHEELS OF HOPE ROLLIN’ FOR A CURE Walmart Lot 1322, 160 Lowes Blvd, Lexington, NC. Escorted ride, bike show with plaques,

APR 7 EASTER BASKET RIDE Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 South Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. 919-832-2261. APR 12-15 THE SPRING RALLY AT FIDDLERS GROVE The Fiddlers Grove, 1819 w. Memorial Hwy., Union Grove, NC. 4 day biker music fest! (4)

scheduled rides, vendors, biker games, raffles, door prizes, live music, camping, food. Tom 704-400-0517. APR 14 5TH ANNUAL SPRING THAW SWAP MEET & DICE ROLL Gaston CBA Homestead, 267 Stowe Rd, Gastonia, NC. 10am-5pm, dice roll reg 10am-3:30pm. Food, vendors, live music. Dale Carroll cavemangastoncba@ 704-913-7980. APR 14 FIRST ANNUAL ALLIED VETERANS POST 17 POKER RUN. Allied Veterans Post 17, 11011 Hwy 8 S., Lexington, NC. Reg 11am, ride 12pm. Rain date 4/21. food, fun. Benefit Allied Veterans. Amy Swing 336-798-2770. APR 14 TILLEY HARLEY-DAVIDSON BIRTHDAY BASH Tilley HarleyDavidson, 653 Bendix Dr, Salisbury, NC. Huge Party! 704-638-6044. APR 14 KRISPY KREME POKER RUN FOR VICTORY JUNCTION Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Dr., Salisbury, NC. Gift card prizes, tour of Victory Junction Camp inc. Rain or Shine. Gary Moss 704-638-6044. APR 14 CANCER PATIENTS BENEFIT RIDE Ride Now, 254 Concord Parkway S., Concord, NC. Reg 8:309:45, ride 10am. $25/bike. Silent auction, door prizes, food. STAR Touring Chapter 443. Benefit for cancer patients. Philip Herndon 980521-6506. APR 14 BENEFIT RUN FOR NEW HOPE CLINIC Beach House Harley, 4914 Ocean Hwy W, Shallotte, NC. Reg 10am, ride 11am. Food, drinks. Benefits New Hope Clinic. Dennis Pase 910-274-6116. APR 14 JAMI’S WINGS-PEDIATRIC BRAIN TUMOR D&Q Motorsports, 44 N. Broad St, Angier, NC. Reg 9, ride 10. $15/Single, $20/Double, inc food. Extra hand $5. Door prizes, 50/50, best/worst

Cruisin’ Calendar hand. Benefits the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Arlene Mabry ssabres7@ 919-422-7234. APR 14 ST JUDE’S BENEFIT RIDE Southern Roadhouse, 640 McNair Rd., Rockingham, NC. Ride 1pm. $15/ person, $20/couple. Food, door prizes, 50/50, auction. Benefits St. Jude’s. Rain date 4/15. Tammy or Oma 910-997-2119. APR 14 LORDS OF LOYALTY MC ANNUAL CHARITY EVENT KickBack Jack’s, 1405 Garner Station Blvd, Garner, NC. 12-4pm. Band, vendors, door prizes, 50/50, and more. Benefits Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA). Tejas 919-8961254. APR 14 SECOND CHANCES 1ST ANNUAL MOTOTRCYCLE RIDE Cox’s Harley-Davidson, 2795 NC Hwy 134, Asheboro, NC. $20. Vendors, food, bike show, ride, 50/50. Benefits spay/ neuter efforts for dog and therapeutic books for kids in foster care. Midge Noble 336-302-0366. APR 14 3RD ANNUAL BLESSING OF THE BIKES United Assembly of God, 11075 Watson Dr., Seneca, SC. 11:30am. Ride after the service. Love offering to benefit United Way. Gerald Sloan 864-710-0923. APR 14 6TH ANNUAL BLESSING OF THE BIKES Lincolnton Church of God, Family Life Center, 1435 Riverview Rd., Lincolnton, NC. 10am-3pm. Everything FREE! Lunch inc. Rain Date 4/21. Driven By Grace Biker Ministry. Danny Houser 704-913-5307. APR 14 LORDS OF LOYALTY MC 2012 CHARITY BLOW-OUT KickBack Jack’s, 1405 Garner Station Blvd, Garner, NC. 12pm, drawings 4pm. Band, vendors, donor prizes, 50/25-1510 Drawing. Benefit for Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA). Tejas 919-896-1254. APR 14 8TH ANNUAL CENTRAL DISTRICT SPOKER RUN- UWHAR-

RIE CO. Corner Pocket Sports Bar, 456 US Highway 52 N, Albermarle, NC. 9am, ride 10am, $10 hand, music, food. Spons by CBA/ABATE of NC. Charles Holcombe 704-463-0111. APR 14 8TH ANNUAL CENTRAL DISTRICT SPOKER RUN - TRIAD CO. American Legion Post 53, 729 Creek Ridge Rd, Greensboro, NC. 10:30am ride 11:30am, $10 hand, music, food. Spons by CBA/ABATE of NC. Robert Causey 336-442-8885. APR 14 8TH ANNUAL CENTRAL DISTRICT SPOKER RUN- RANDOLPH CO. American Classic Motorcycles, 1170 US Hwy 64 W, Asheboro, NC. 1pm, $10 hand, music, food. Spons by CBA/ABATE of NC. Jackie Smith 336-328-5200. APR 14 8TH ANNUAL CENTRAL DISTRICT SPOKER RUN- MONTGOMERY CO. American Classic, 1170 US Hwy 64 W, Asheboro, NC. 1pm, $10 hand, music, food. Spons by CBA/ ABATE of NC. Terry Fournier 336-6534070.

9 music, food. Spons by CBA/ABATE of NC. Raz 336-236-5552. APR 14 MR MOTORCYCLE BLESSING OF THE BIKES MR Motorcycle, 774 Hendersonville Rd., Asheville, NC. 10:30am, $10 donation or hygiene items. Lunch, live music, prizes, 50/50. Donations benefit Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry. 828-277-8600. APR 14 4TH ANNUAL MILES FOR MUTTS BENEFIT RIDE Down Home Harley-Davidson, 2215 Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC. Reg 9:30am, ride 12pm. Kay 336-437-2099. Terri 336-380-6892. APR 14 FREEDOM BIKER CHURCH OF HICKORY 2ND ANNUAL ANNIVERSARY PARTY Blue Ridge Harley-Davidson, 2002 13th Ave Dr. SE, Hickory, NC. Live music, bike games, giveaways, & food. Preacher Greg freedomofhickory@gmx. com 704-325-3185.

APR 14-15 RANDOLPH CO. CBA SWAP MEET Riders in the Country, APR 14 8TH ANNUAL CENTRAL DIS- 5701 Randleman Rd., Randleman, NC. TRICT SPOKER RUN- CHATHAM 10am-5pm. Frozen t-shirt contest, bike CO. Virlies’ Grill, 58 Hillsboro St., games, vendors, live music, swap meet. Pittsboro, NC. 8-9am, $10 hand, music, Garret Luck 336-672-1483, gluck@triad. food. Spons by CBA/ABATE of NC. Jackie Smith fallinuphill1967@ Mike Mohan 919-363-8662. 336-328-5500. APR 14 8TH ANNUAL CENTRAL DISTRICT SPOKER RUN- CHARLOTTE McCoy’s Smokehouse & Saloon, 4630 Old Pineville Rd., Charlotte, NC. 11am, $10 hand, music, food. Spons by CBA/ABATE of NC. Gary Bridges 704-458-0517. APR 14 8TH ANNUAL CENTRAL DISTRICT SPOKER RUN - CABARRUS/ROWAN Johnson Restaurant, 1760 N. Main St, China Grove, NC. 10am, $10 hand, music, food. Spons by CBA/ABATE of NC. Dwayne Jenkins 704-305-0774. APR 14 8TH ANNUAL CENTRAL DISTRICT SPOKER RUN - ALAMANCE CO. Citgo Station, Rt. 49 South, Belmont, NC. 9am, $10 hand,

APR 15 CMA FELLOWSHIP RIDE Walmart Parking Lot, 2500 West Forest Hills Rd, Wilson, NC. Ride 2pm. meal or ice cream at the end of the ride. cmausa. org Billy Hammock Whammock@nc.rr. com 252-299-0455. APR 20-21 SC H.O.G CAMP-OUT Santee State Park, 251 State Park Rd, Santee, SC. Toni 803-854-2408. APR 21 2ND ANNUAL MEMORIAL RIDE FOR CODY WARNER Gabriella’s Pizza and Bar, 216 S Main St., Raeford, NC. $20/bike, $25/couple. Lunch, giveaways, 50/50, door prizes. Proceeds to add more playground equment to upchurch school and add funds to the Cody Warner Memoral Scholarship Fund. Bulldog 910-977-1576.

10 APR 21 GRANDPOPPA’S RIDE FOR KIDS The Old Ski Lodge, 2611 Old NC Hwy 87, Elon, NC. Reg 9:30am10:30am, ride 11am. Door prizes, silent auction, food avail. Benefit Hunters Helping Kids. Michelle 336-213-5555. APR 21 7TH ANNUAL SPECIAL OLYMPICS TORCH RUN CHARITY RIDE Retired Military Association, 120 Old Elizabethtown Road, Fayetteville, NC. Food & door prizes. Benefits NC Special Olympics. SGT. Lester Lowe 910-677-5595. APR 21 POKER RUN FOR CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK McLane Carolina, 7253 Hwy 48, Battleboro, NC. Ride 10am, $10/person, food, 50/50, door prizes. Benefits Children’s Miracle Network. Lori Davis 252-9722500. APR 21 OPEN HOUSE Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Vendors, music, fashion show, bike show. 919-832-2261. APR 21 2ND ANNUAL WHEATMORE BAND MOTORCYCLE RIDE Wheatmore High School, 3678 Finch Farm Rd, Trinity, NC. $20/bike. Pre-registration is required. Benefits Wheatmore Band Program. food, concert. Duane Church 336-8616575. APR 21 RELAY FOR LIFE 2012 CRUISIN’ FOR A CURE West Johnson High School, 5935 Raleigh Rd., Benson, NC. Reg 10am-11am, $20/bike, $25/2 up inc. food, drink & raffle ticket. door prizes. Benefits American Cancer Society. Robert Southerland 919-802-8210. APR 21 OFFICER DOWN RIDE Ron Ayers Motorsports, 1929 N. Memorial Dr., Greenville, NC. Breakfast provided, memorial wreath presentation, 21 gun salute, pig pickin. Spons by Rocky Mount Blue Knights and FOP. Scott Pollard 252-3411441.

Cruisin’ Calendar APR 21 RELAY FOR LIFE RIDE 2012 Old JD Byrider Parking Lot, 2049 Chesnee Hwy, Spartanburg, SC. Reg 8:30am, ride 10:30am. $25/Rider, Passengers $15 incl t-shirt, meal. Benefit the American Cancer Society, Relay For Life, Team Ohana in Spartanburg Co. BJ Camp 864-9094988.

APR 28 “RIDING FOR THE RANKS” Iron Horse Motorcycles, 1600 W. Roosevelt Blvd, Monroe, NC. Reg 9:30am, ride 11am. $25/rider inc t-shirt, meal & hand. Trophies & prizes Benefits VFW post 2423 Bring the moving wall into Indian Trail June 14th-18th 2012 Marshall 704-221-4207.

APR 21 ROBESON COUNTY SHRINE CLUB ANNUAL BIKE RIDE Shrine Club, McPhail Rd., Lumberton, NC. Ride 11am, $20/bike $5/ pass, food, door prizes, 50/50, auction. Benefits Tomcat Parade Unit. Philip 910734-1490.

APR 28 5TH ANNUAL WOUNDED WARRIOR Amvets Post 70, 1831 Ribaut Rd., Port Royal, SC. Reg 10am, first out 12, $15/single, $10/pass, inc bbq dinner, all vehicles welcome, live music, door prizes, silent auction, raffles. ldw3. com 843-524-1494, 843-263-5450.

APR 21 2ND ANNUAL CHARITY RIDE TO BENEFIT S.C.A.N. North Davidson High School, 7227 Old Hwy 52, Welcome, NC. Reg 10am, ride 11:30am, $15/single $20/double inc food, door prizes, 50/50. Proceeds benefit the S.C.A.N (Stop Child Abuse Now). Mike Whisenhunt 336-829-4603.

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APR 21 CAROLINA BIKER BASH N SWAP MEET Big Daddys Resturant, 11030 Asheville Hwy, Inman, SC. bike show, swap meet, $5 donation for bike show contestants n swap meet vendors. trophys, food avail, vendors. Benefits Kingdom Riderz ministry. Davie”Otis”Tucker davieotistucker@ 864-612-8365. APR 21-29 ANNUAL OUTER BANKS BIKE WEEK Outer Banks HarleyDavidson, 8739 Caratoke Hwy, Harbinger, NC. Entertainment, food, events and special attractions, bike shows, poker runs, guided tours, party nights, tattoo and bikini contest, over 100 vendors, live music, outdoor concerts, pig pickin’, prizes, demo rides. 252-338-8866. APR 22 6TH ANNUAL RALEIGH PINK RIBBON RIDE Scooters Bar & Grill, 1191 Sego Court, Raleigh, NC. Reg 8:30am-10:30am. $20/rider, inc tshirt, lunch, music. Ride 11am. Benefits the Pretty in Pink Foundation. http:// Peggy Canevari 919-250-0160.

APR 28 STMC RELAY FOR LIFE Star Telephone Membership Corporation, 3900 N US Hwy 421, Clinton, NC. $25/hand, inc lunch, addt’l hand $10. Cash prizes, door prizes. Benefits Sampson Co Relay For Life. Aundria Grady 910-564-7859, Mary Ann Powell 910-564-7861. Donna Bullard 910-564-7862. APR 28 MURRELLS INLET ALR POKER RUN The Beaver Bar, Old Murrells Inlet Rd., Murrells Inlet, SC. Reg 10am-12pm, ride 12pm-1pm. Food, prizes, 50/50. Benefit the American Legion Legacy Fund Scholarship Program. Woody 610-7031632. APR 28 1ST ANNUAL RIDING THE SPECTRUM FOR AUTISM Britt Motorsports, 6431 Market St, Wilmington, NC. Proceeds benefit: http://www. Denise 888-428-4428. APR 28 14TH KERRI D EFIRD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP BIKE RUN West Stanly High School, 306 E. Red Cross Rd, Oakboro, NC. Reg 10am, ride 11am, police escort, BBQ, t-shirts,

Cruisin’ Calendar raffle prizes, rain or shine. Tracy or Scott Efird 704-888-4587. APR 28 2ND ANNUAL RELAY FOR LIFE CANCER POKER RUN Canton Armory, 71 Penland St, Canton, NC. Reg 10am. $20/Bike, $10/Rider inc poker hand, bbq. Door prizes, 50/50, t-shirt avial. Denny Stamey bkiers4relay@ 828-734-4995. APR 28 IST ANNUAL RIDE FOR PROJECT UNIFY Down Home Harley-Davidson, 2215 Hanford Rd, Burlington, NC. Reg 10am, Ride 12pm. $20/rider inc t-shirt, ride, lunch, live music, door prizes, 50/50. Benefits Special Olympics of Alamance Co. Rain date 5/5. Jamie Faucette 336-269-4730. APR 28 7TH ANNUAL HOGS & RAGS RIDE Airborne & Special Operations Museum, 100 Bragg Blvd., Fayetteville, NC. starts 7:30am, $50/entry, $30/add rider. food. Benefits Shriners Hospital for Kids, American Cancer Society and Kidsville News. Wendy Rogers 910818-0458. APR 28 1ST ANNUAL RIDE TO RESCUE Cleveland Co Fairgrounds, 1751 E. Marion St, Shelby, NC. ride 11am, $15/ rider, $25/couple, $5/extra hand. Food, live entertainment, live auction, k9 exhibition, swap meet, vendors, etc. Benefits the Cleveland Co Humane Society and Shelter Animals. Debbie Hardin 704-460-9030. APR 28 2ND ANNUAL RIDE TO THE RESCUE Thomasville Rescue Squad, 212 Pine St, Thomasville, NC. Ride 10am. $20/rider, $30/couple. Lunch & entertainment 1:30pm. benefit the Thomasville Rescue Squad. Lt. Adam Byerly or Cristall McCaskill 336-472-7520. MAY 4-6 THUNDER IN THE SMOKIES Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, 3374 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC. Gates open 11am-11pm Fri., 9am-11pm Sat. & 9am-4pm on Sun. Live music, bike games, bike show, prizes, tour rides,

bike builders. 828-246-2101. MAY 5 POKER RUN TO BENEFIT SAFE OF HARNETT CO. Harnett County Courthouse, 301 W. Cornelius Harnett Blvd, Lillington, NC. Reg 10am, ride 11am. $20/rider, $10/passenger. Food, 50/50, Rain Date 5/26. Dog dog2019@gmail. com 910-984-6453. MAY 5 CMA’S ANNUAL RUN FOR THE SON McCall’s BBQ & Seafood Restaurant, 139 Millers Chapel Rd, Goldsboro, NC. Reg 12pm. No registration fee. Hank Richard 910-3332009. MAY 5 3RD ANNUAL AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE RIDE Shred-It, 1811 Anthony Rd, Burlington, NC. Reg 10:30, ride 12pm. $15/bike, $5/additional rider. Food, music, games. Brent Hill brentshell@yahoo. com 336-260-7210. MAY 5 PITTSBORO RELAY FOR LIFE RIDE Lowes Parking Lot, 121 Lowes Dr., Pittsboro, NC. Reg 11am, ride 12pm. $15/bike, $5/passenger inc food. Spons by Redemption MC. Benefits Pittsboro Relay For Life for the American Cancer Society. www. Ray “Otis” Walters 919200-3460. MAY 5 TRIAD PLEASURE RIDERS 16TH ANNUAL BIKE SHOW AND CASH GIVEAWAY Smokin’ HarleyDavidson, 3441 Myer Lee Dr., WinstonSalem, NC. 12 -5 pm. Cash giveaway, live music, vendors, food, 50\50. Bike show W/Trophies. $10 entry. Reg 111.30pm. Roland Bowman rbowmansr@ 336-841-7823. MAY 5 4TH ANNUAL JIMMY HALLACHEFF BENEFIT RIDE Bill’s Sports Bar, 234 W. Harden St., Burlington, NC. Reg 10pm, ride 12:15pm. Food avail. Benefits Jim Hallacheff. Bill 336-228-0220.

11 MAY 5 2ND ANNUAL DYSAUTONOMOIA AWARENESS CELEBRATION Cox’s Harley-Davidson, 2795 NC Hwy 134, Asheboro, NC. Reg 8:30 am, ride 10am. $10/rider, $5/pass inc ride pin. Benefits NDRF and people with Dysautonomia to assist with medical care/treatment/test. Kimberly 336-4988343. MAY 5-6 AHDRA CAROLINA SPRING NITRO NATIONALS Rockingham Dragway, 2153 US Hwy 1 N., Rockingham, NC. Sat 10am, Sun 12, $50 weekend, $30 single day, band Sat night. 336-924-2095. MAY 10-13 27TH ANNUAL NCOM CONVENTION JW Marriott, 10 S. West St., Indianapolis, IN. 800-531-2424. MAY 11-20 RALLY ON THE STRAND Barefoot Landing, 4898 Highway 17 South, Little River, SC. Vendors. 843-450-1143. MAY 11-20 MYRTLE BEACH SPRING BIKE WEEK Myrtle Beach, SC. MAY 12 10TH ANNUAL BLESSING OF THE BIKES Christ Community Church, 3410 Community Church Rd, Pfafftown, NC. 10am coffee and fellowship, 11am blessing service, ride & lunch following. Rain date 5/19. David Tosi 336-922-4917. MAY 12 RUMBLE GREENSBORO 2012 Harley-Davidson of Greensboro, 538 Farragut St., Greensboro, NC. Freedom Biker Church of Greensboro 1 Year Anniversary Party. Reg 9:30-10:30, ride 10:45pm. escorted ride, music, free food, live music 1pm. Randy Austin 336-963-3111. MAY 12 2ND ANNUAL RIDE FOR THE WARRIORS HotRodz Fayetteville, 3618 Sycamore Dairy Rd, Fayetteville, NC. Reg 8:30-10am, $15, w/ passenger $20. ride 10:30am. Lunch, door prizes, 50/50, raffles, entertainment. Cindy Lou Williams 919-606-2024.

12 MAY 13 CMA FELLOWSHIP RIDE Walmart Parking Lot, 2500 West Forest Hills Rd, Wilson, NC. Ride 2pm. meal or ice cream at the end of the ride. cmausa. org Billy Hammock Whammock@nc.rr. com 252-299-0455. MAY 18-19 ANTIQUE MOTORCYCLE NATIONAL MEET Denton Farmpark, 1072 Cranford Rd., Denton, NC. $10 weekend pass, gates open 8am daily, vendors, narrated antique motorcycle parade, antique motorcycle show, antique motorcycle field games, Bob Aton 417-838-4777. MAY 18-20 2ND ANNUAL BIKERS FOR BIKERS FOUNDATION SPRING RALLY Shakori Hills Park, 1439 Henderson Tanyard RD, Pittsboro, NC. Battle of the bands, food, games, prizes, tattoo contest, bike show, camping. Benefits injured/sick bikers. www. Mickey Carter 910-583-3067. MAY 18-28 MYRTLE BEACH HARLEY-DAVIDSON MAY MERRIMENT Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson, 4710 S Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC. Fundraisers and Military Celebration Days, drag races, demo rides, vendors, special guest appearances, scenic cruises. 843-957-4260. MAY 19 TAR RIVER BASIN POKER RUN & GUN RAFFLE Bob’s Pub, 585 N Saratoga St, Stantonsburg, NC. First out 11am, $5/hand, food, music. Rain or shine. Tar River Basin CBA Bob Burke 252-714-4559. MAY 25-27 MAGGIE VALLEY SPRING BIKE FEST Maggie Valley Festival Ground, Soco Rd., Maggie Valley, NC. Tattoo & body piercing, DJ, live bands, bike show. MAY 25-27 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF ROLLING THUNDER Old Mine Ranch, 17504 Mine Rd., Dumfries, VA. Camping $25/couple $15/single, day pass $5/each, under 10 free. Food, live music, vendors. Run to the wall Sunday morning. Packit 540-6280907.

Cruisin’ Calendar MAY 26 RIDE FOR A VET 110 Town Square, Burnsville, NC. $20/rider, 10/ passanger inc lunch. Raffles, 50/50, door prizes. Benefit veterans who are unable to help themselves. Free Concert friday night. Spons by Mt. Mitchell Marine Corp League 1266. www.rideforavet. com Mark Thomas 828-467-0259. MAY 27 ROLLING THUNDER XXV “RIDE FOR FREEDOM” North Pentagon Parking Lot, Washington, DC. 8am, ride 12pm to The Vietnam Veterans Memorial to pay our respects to our brothers and sisters who gave their lives for the freedom we enjoy everyday and for the full accounting of all POW/MIA’s and Veteran’s rights. This is a demonstration - not a parade. Contact Mike 804-514-9123. Bob 336-924-0610. JUN 1-2 LUCAS COLE NIXON FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER Rockingham Dragway, 2153 U.S. 1, Rockingham, NC. Gates open 3pm, $15/advance, $20/gate, camping & RV available, POW/MIA ceremony 6pm, live music, bike raffle. Benefits the Lucas Cole Nixon Foundation. www.lucascolenixon. org 716-548-6777. JUN 1-2 BOONE BIKE RALLY High Country Fairgrounds, 748 Roby Greene Rd., Boone, NC. $15/Fri, $25/Sat, $30/ wknd, camping, live music, vendors, wet t-shirt contest, biker games, cash prizes. 828-733-8060. JUN 2 2ND ANNUAL POINTE TO THE CHILDREN’S HOME BENEFIT RIDE Crosspointe Baptist Church, 1175 Crosspointe Dr., Concord, NC. Reg 9am, ride 11am $20/bike $5/ Rider. Police escorted ride to Baptist Childrens Home in Thomasville NC. Tshirts, lunch, door prizes, refreshments. Benefits Baptist Childrens Home. www. Reid Biggers 704-433-8132. JUN 2 8TH ANNUAL OFFICER DOWN RIDE Ray Price Harley Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC. Reg 9am, ride 11am. Lunch, live band, memorial service. Honor those who have

made the ultimate sacrifice. Bob Young bknc2pres@ 919-832-2261. JUN 2 3RD ANNUAL MOTORING FOR MONGRELS Jeans Place, Hwy 70, Havelock, NC. Poker run, food, auction. Benefits needy animals in Carteret Co. Leah Wells or Tina Shamay 252-504-2097. JUN 2 ANGEL WINGS 2ND CHANCE RIDE Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds, 1127 American Legion Ave., Conover, NC. 8am-7pm. Benefits St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital and the childrens wall of tears. In Zahra Bakers memory. Rain date 6/9 828-270-4925. JUN 2 2ND ANNUAL “ KEEP THE LIGHTS ON” POKER RUN Eason Tiney American Legion Post 19, 831 US Hwy 258 S, Tarboro, NC. First out 10am. $10/hand inc food. Add Hands $5, $1 extra card at last stop. Cash prizes, door prizes, 50/50, gun raffle. Proceeds to keeping the lights on at Veterans Memorial in Tarboro, & Post 19 building renovations. http://www.alr-post19nc. com John Vaudo 252-955-9001. JUN 2 COMBAT VETS BENEFIT RIDE Crossroads Harley-Davidson, 1921 US HWY 421, Wilkesboro, NC. Police Escorted, music, food, prizes, auction, guest speaker. www.cvmaride. com Rick Goforth flyu2themoon@aol. com 704-906-7502. JUN 9 FASHRM SCHOLARSHIP FUND MOTORCYCLE RIDE Arnette Park, 2165 Wilmington Highway, Fayetteville, NC. Reg 9-9:45am, ride 10am. Lunch, raffles. Proceeds to be used for awarding scholarships. Audwin Lindsay audwinlindsay@nc.rr. com 910-366-3983. JUN 9 2012 RIDE 4 OUR KIDS Smokin Harley Davidson, 3441 Myer Lee Dr., Winston-Salem, NC. Reg 8:30am, ride 9:45am. $15/rider, $20/double. Benefits Kids of Childhood Cancer foundation. www.ride4ourkids.kintera. org Lynn Kanode 336-922-3767.

Cruisin’ Calendar JUN 9 VANCE CO FIRE DEPT. AUXILIARY 2ND ANNUAL POKER RUN Brewer Cycles, 420 Warrenton Rd., Henderson, NC. Reg 9am-11am ride 11am. $25/rider and $15/passenger. Door prizes, 50/50, Steak dinner, Benefits the Jaycee Burn Center and Vance Co Fire Dept. Mark Minish mminish@ 252-226-2352. JUN 9 RIDE TO VICTORY 3 Cox Harley-Davidson, 2195 NC Hwy 134, Asheboro, NC. $20 single; $25 double. Ride 12 noon. Pre-register with Benefits children and teens to attend a church camp, Sophia, NC. Darrell Scruggs 336-886-7729 or 336-847-7550. JUN 10 CMA FELLOWSHIP RIDE Walmart Parking Lot, 2500 West Forest Hills Rd, Wilson, NC. Ride 2pm. meal or ice cream at the end of the ride. Billy Hammock 252-299-0455. JUN 16 RIDE FOR RECOVERY Ultra Power Sports, 1038 US HWY. 64 E., Pittsboro, NC. Reg 11am, ride 12pm. $15/Rider. 50/50. Benefits Redememption MC’s House Of Recovery. www. Red bobesau@ 919-548-6035. JUN 16 2ND ANNUAL HOME GROWN HEROES / FALLEN OFFICER MEMORIAL RIDE CumberLand Co. Courthouse, 131 Dick St, Fayetteville, NC. Reg 8am, ride 9:45am. Rain or shine. $20/rider or passenger. Spons by Blue Knights LEMC Chapter XIII. benefits NC C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors) and Wounded Warriors. www.fayettevillencblueknightsxiii. org Mike Bown 910-922-6673. JUN 16 3RD ANNUAL JOSHUA T. HARRIS MEMORIAL RIDE & VETERANS FESTIVAL Davidson Co Fairgrounds, 400 Greensboro St. ext., Lexington, NC. Live music, food, games, motorcycle show, car show, military displays, raffles, 50/50, motorcycle ride, and more.. Sponsors, vendors, volunteers, or bands. Please contact, Mike Yarbrough. Mike Yarbrough 336-225-8067.

JUN 18 NATIONAL RIDE TO WORK DAY JUN 22-24 ANNUAL BUNCOMBE CO. CBA/ABATE HOT SPRINGS MOTORCYCLE WEEKEND Hot Springs Resort & Spa, 15 Bridge St., Hot Springs, NC. $25/weekend pass, live music, vendors, games. Must be 21. www. James Buckner 828-645-2113. JUN 29-30 3RD ANNUAL OPERATION BIKER Ace Speedway, 3401 Altamahaw Race Track Rd, Elon, NC. Friday $5 a bike/$10 car. Race, motorcycle-ride in, race car ride-along. Saturday Ride Reg: 9–10:45, ride 11am, $10pp inc meal. silent auction, bands, vendors. Primitive camping avail. Benefits The Guardians Of the Children, American Associates for Lost Children and Crossroads Sexual Assault Response & Resource Center. Renee or Bobby Mothershed operation_biker@yahoo. com 336-302-9628. JUL 27-29 THE HOUND DOG BASH Lynchburg, 111 Manasass St, Lynchburg, VA. $10/bike, $20/cage. Camping, 50/50, food vendors, bike games for trophy, music provided. Vendor spots available. Hosted by Second Brigade Motorcycle Club Chapter Z Virginia. detroitsbmc/secondbrigade Detroit 540-309-7062. AUG 3-4 AHDRA THUNDER IN THE VALLEY NATIONALS Bristol Dragway, 151 Speedway Blvd, Bristol, TN. $50/wknd, $30/single day, camping avail. 336-924-2095. AUG 4 5TH ANNUAL J’VILLE BIKE BASH Coastal Plains Raceway, 4744 Richlands Hwy, Jacksonville, NC. Open drag strip, stunt team, amateur stunt competition, bike show, burnout competition, drill team, swap meet, live music, DJ, vendors. $10. Kids 12 & under free! Add $10 participants. Gates open at 10am. Benefits Museum of the Marine & Run For the Son. www.jvillebikebash. com Grace Richard 910-389-4074.

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Largest Motorcycle Parade, departing the Grand Strand on the Saturday of Memorial weekend, for the Rolling Thunder Memorial ride in Washington, D.C. This will be the 72nd Spring Beach Rally. 72 years of history that has brought families back to the Grand Strand year after year after year. It has grown into one of our State’s largest producers of revenue. As proposed, it will take three (3) years to totally get to a combined two weekend manageable festival in May. Yet we believe these changes are in the best interest of/for all within our community. Phil Schoonover Owner Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson LLC

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We are a group of believers who ride for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You don’t have to have a motorcycle to be part of the ministry; just the will to help others. We go on prayer rides and have rides to benefit the community and needy families. We minister at bike rallies and spread the good news of the Lord.

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If you are interested in Sons of Thunder coming out to minister or have a need for a prayer ride, contact: Jeff Looney, Pastor/President (336) 302-3986 Dallas Street, Vice President Winning The Lost At All Costs!! (336) 215-4664

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Randolph County CBA Presents Checks To Mills Home

By: Johnny Needham & Jackie Smith Randolph County CBA had their 25th Annual Toy Run to Mills Home in Thomasville on Sunday, December 4, 2011. On February 7th, Lynn Garner, Central Director from the Mills Home, came to Randolph County’s CBA meeting and was presented a check for $3,121 and personal checks for $215 for a total of $3336. There was also $180 dollars in gifts cards donated. On the day of the ride several other motorcycle groups gave a total of $1000 to Mills Home not counting what was given in cash and toys. Ms. Garner was pleased and very grateful. She said that would go a long way in helping the children and their needs. Our first ride to benefit Mills Home in Thomasville was in 1986. The ride continues to get bigger and better every year. Oh, what a day it was! We broke a long standing record of 1500 bike with over 2500 bikes! We invite you to be a part of this great cause. It will be on the first Sunday in December again this year. Watch The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Cruisin’ Calendar for the date.

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Easy Eddies’s Leather & Lace Show

By: DPapaBear Saturday, February 4th started out as a cool, rainy day outside but at Easy Eddie’s in Huntersville things inside got kinda warm. Easy Eddies hosted their annual Leather & Lace show with models from Cirque du Chattes Burlesque. The ladies were modeling some of the great looking, barely covering, sexy outfits that everyone loved. Two lucky 50/50 ticket winners were selected for door prizes and hot seats on stage, which included a personal show by the ladies during each of the segments. Another final winner received about $135 from the 50/50 and the last hot seat on stage. Then the ladies tried to get all that money back from them with very personal dances. WOW!! And what a show it was! The ladies ended up getting all the money back from the lucky winner, a beautiful blonde LADY! Go figure. The ladies were also dancing on top of the bar as they made their way to the stage and strutted their stuff on the dance pole at the bar as well. There was also a lady mingling in the crowd and giving whippings to some of the guys who were brave enough to bare their backs for her whips. And, boy! she did not hold back much either, turning their backs red. She would also let you whip her but I think most of the guys were a little intimidated to really let her have it back. All the ladies in the show were working for tips and

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Alamance County CBA And The MSAP Recognize Garland King

By: Scott Wicker On Saturday, January 21st, the Alamance County Chapter of Concerned Bikers Association (CBA) and the Motorcycle Safety Awareness Program (MSAP) recognized Garland King for his efforts in educating teenage drivers education students on motorcycle awareness. Garland works for the NC Driving School of Winterville, NC and has been teaching drivers education for over 11 years. While most drivers’ education instructors may only spend minutes on the subject of motorcycle awareness, King takes it many steps further. Each year he takes over 500 students by Down Home Harley-Davidson in Burlington to not only teach his students that they share the road with motorcycles, but to also make them aware of the things a rider goes through on their journey. He shows the students what it feels like to wear a helmet by actually letting them wear one and what each type of helmet may do to change a riders line of sight. Comparing full-face helmets to open face helmets. He lets them feel what it’s like to wear a heavy leather jacket and gloves and explains to them what a rider does and goes through. He even shows them how small and how venerable a motorcycle is compared to a car by actually making them aware about height, length, width, and weight differences between the two. He wants his student not only to be aware of motorcycles on the road, but for them to realize the consequences if there is an accident involving a car and a motorcycle. He teaches them that 2/3rds of all motorcycle accidents result in a tragedy for the bike rider and that their misjudgments while driving a car can effect the life Specializing in of that person, the Exotic Hides rider’s family, and LEATHER ART their own for years Custom Seat Pans to come. Custom Cycle Seat You may ask why Garland King is so Pro Pad Authorized Dealer passionate in eduInstaller cating his students 40 years Upholstery 30 on motorcycle Experience awareness. When Repairs he was 16 years Recovering old, King was hit By Appointment Only by a motorist while riding his motorcycle. The accident Winston-Salem, NC left him with a knee


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By: Steve (Heartburn) Rowland On February 11th, I was heading to Beach House H-D to take them some more Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazines. I was about one half mile from the dealership when I saw about 40 bikes heading back south on 17. I recognized a few of them from other rides I have attended. I thought for that many bikes to pull out at once they must have had a poker run or something. Turned out, I showed up right in the middle of a birthday celebration. The store was all decorated up with balloons and party stuff. The staff said I just missed a bunch leaving. I got there just in time for the free birthday pizza. They had cheese pizza, sausage pizza, and pepperoni pizza. At this very moment my guts are burning up pepperoni, no wait I think it might be sausage. Anyway, the birthday cake they had later was good as well. A big cake with butter cream icing, it seemed to be a big item of discussion when they were purchasing the cake. It turned out to be the right choice. I stuck around for a few hours, talked to a few bikers about our new dates for the May Rally. They have some strong opin-

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Bros & Bro-ettes Do you look at people and automatically make a decision about them based on what they are wearing, how they look physically, what they are driving or riding? Do you quickly decide if you like them or not or will speak to them, all based on a moments observation? Most of us are guilty! Or have you had someone make a hasty decision about you based on your clothing, tattoos, long hair, or what you are riding? If so you probably didn’t like it and thought it really unfair. If you have done this to others it was unfair to them also, but this type of quick judgment takes place everyday by well meaning people. Here’s an example: A woman was at work when she received a phone call that her daughter was very sick with a fever. She left her work and stopped by the pharmacy to get some medication. She got back to her car and found that she had locked her keys in the car. She didn’t know what to do, so she called home and told the baby sitter what had happened. The baby sitter told her that the fever was getting worse. She said, “You might find a coat hanger and use that to open the door.” The woman looked around and found an old coat hanger that had been thrown down on the ground; she looked at the hanger and said, “I don’t know how to use this.” So she bowed her head and asked God to send her some help. Within five minutes a Harley pulled up, with a dirty, greasy, bearded man who was wearing

an old biker skull rag on his head. The woman thought, “This is what you sent to help me?” The biker asked her if he could help. She said, “Yes, my daughter is very sick. I stopped to get her some medication and I locked my keys in my car. I must get home to her. Please, can you use this hanger to unlock my car?” He said, “Sure”. He walked over to the car, and immediately the car was opened. She hugged the man and through her tears she said, “Thank You So Much! You are a very nice man.” The man replied, “Lady, I am not a nice man. I just got out of prison today. I was in prison for car theft and have only been out for about an hour.” The woman hugged the man again and with sobbing tears cried out loud, “Oh, Thank you God! You even sent me a professional!” Don’t judge the biker by the outside appearance, this may be the professional God has sent to you today! Please pray the Biker’s Prayer on this page, mean it in your heart as you say it out loud, and let Jesus use you as the help someone prays for!

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By: Mark Infield On Saturday, February 11th Easy Eddie’s in Huntersville, NC hosted The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine’s 14th Attempt, Almost A Tradition, Pre Daytona, Valentine’s Day Party and Oyster Roast. Now that’s a mouthful so we simply call it the Fear Of February Party. We also understand that the weather in February can be unpredictable and not very conducive to outdoor activities like partying or riding motorcycles, so every one is given a pass to come in their cars if they so choose. This year it was cool and windy. The temperatures were in the high 40’s with wind gusts up to 30mph. That might sound bad, but we ride motorcycles and mostly above 30mph! Besides this was pretty good weather for a Fear Of February Party. One year we had sleet blowing on a 45º angle! Eddie & Judy and their staff and The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Staff all knew what to do and it wasn’t long before the crowd started rolling in. US Food Service stepped up again this year and donated 200# of wings and Bob Karney, Carolinas’ Biker Lawyer, was gratious enough to sponsor the oysters. We ate them all and they were damn good! Outside there was a fire going and lots of people were rotating in front of it. There was a beer tub set up right there, too. Streets Of Gold Motorcycle Hearse, Bikers For Bikers Foundation, and Charlotte Concerned Bikers Association were meetin’ & greetin’ folks all day. Lynn Isenhower set up his motorcycle tours display inside. Inside, the place was elbow to elbow and everyone that I could see was bending one! In addition to the free wings and oysters, Easy Eddie’s has a full kitchen and people were taking advantage of that, too. Scott & Rob of Little Dreamer Productions supplied the music and allowed us the use of their PA system to reach out to the crowd. There were lots of giveaways, but before we got to the top three prizes, we went back outside and had some fun with motorcycles. We brought along “Little Bitch”, which is a mini Fat Boy style motorcycle with highway pegs and ape hangers. We passed her around and everyone had fun with her, but that IS why we brought her. Pop-A-Top did the flop and drop, Doc took a little slide rounding one of the cones and another guy danced with her for a little bit, but no one got hurt. My ribs hurt from laughing so hard, though! Then we introduced “Little Orifice Annie” to the crowd. The game was to take a 4’ long foam noodle and hitter in the shitter. You should have seen all of that. If you weren’t there, you will have to go to > pictures > March 2012 > Fear Of February Party to see the pictures. Wayne-O Ammons from Mt. Holly, NC rode his Electra Glide for the tire toss and “Little Bitch” for the final round earning a $25 gift certificate to Easy Eddie’s. We were all out of beer, so we went back inside and got us 3 or 4! Easy Eddie’s keeps their beer ON ICE so you never get half warm cooler beer there. If you were expecting hot chocolate, you came to the wrong place! Now it was time to determine who would wear The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine Chuggin’ Champion mantle for 2012. We had a good field of contenders and pretenders this year and it only took one round to sort them out. Pop-A-Top, Randall, Wayne-O, Donnie, Mike, and Dewey made up the Male Contestants. The way this worked was that the contestants had to drink their beer and turn the cup upside down on their head first to win. Pop-A-Top, Mike, and Dewey advanced to the Championship round. While the guys rested, we brought the ladies up for their first round. Shari, Christi, Rhonda, Crystal, and Joy represented the ladies. Shari, Christi, and Joy were crowd favorites and advanced to the Championship round. Dewey Gamble of Lincolnton, NC was a clear Winner for the men and Joy Clink, from Charlotte, NC blew Shari and Christi away! We always give any past Champions an opportunity to defend their title and Joy went on to best two time past champion, Kathy Johnson. But wait! Next Joy challenged the men’s champion, Dewey and she kicked his ass! Dewey and Joy were each awarded a beer mug etched with “2012 Full Throttle Chuggin’ Champion” and a $25 gift certificate to Easy Eddie’s. CONGRATULATIONS Joy and Dewey. It was fun and the crowd loved it! Now it was time for the big prizes to be given away. First was a Dale Jr. stand up from 1999, his first year the Winston Cup circuit and the guy that won it got away with it before we got his name. Butch Medders from Huntersville, NC nearly tripped over everyone getting to the stage to claim the 14k gold and diamond heart pendant from Hayes Jewelers “The King of Diamonds” in Lexington, NC. He promised that he was going to give it to his wife who was working that day. You gotta love a woman who will work while you go out and party with your friends! Meghan Turner from Mooresville, NC, one of Easy Eddie’s bartenders won the LG 50” Plasma Flat Screen TV. Ironically, Meghan didn’t buy the winning ticket. Some people from her hometown bought them and gave them to her when they left. Talk about a storybook ending! Meghan was thrilled and can’t wait to set it up in her new apartment very soon. Many of us hung around Easy Eddie’s and had a few more beers and ate before calling it a day. What a day it was! Easy Eddie’s was the best venue yet and I am certain that this was the biggest and best Fear Of February Party so far. I have no idea how we are going to top this one, but I am sure that next year’s party will be a wing ding, too. They always are! Be there! I want to thank everyone that came out and spent the day with The Carolinas’ Full Throttle Magazine at Easy Eddie’s. Their staff and our staff worked their butts off, but that is what it takes to make an event successful. 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828 Freedom Riders Fund Raiser For The 2-35 Infantry Battalion Delta Company 3rd Platoon In Afghanistan By: Chief Cherevas, 828 Freedom Riders - Western NC Chapter The 828 Freedom Riders formed on July 4, 2011 and are here to support our troops and our military. Our newest member “JAR” was about to re-deploy for another 6 months in Afghanistan. The 828 Freedom Riders had a job to support our newest member, but somehow it grew into supporting the entire Platoon you see pictured. These Boys are in the furthest region of Afghanistan and it is not very “Friendly” out there. At this small base, this platoon and the rest of this base receive hostile artillery fire of all shapes and forms around the clock. For 99% of us, it would be one helluva scary place to be. These boys are sent out into the region for weeks at a time and you never hear from them until they return. These boys are out there fighting for our freedom and we felt it was our duty as a club to support this entire platoon and their adopted stray dag named Lucy. Our first ever fund raiser was set for October 29th, but due to high winds, rain, snow, and wet fallen leaves on the roads we made the decision to post-pone this event for another month. On Saturday, November 26th, the 828 Freedom Riders hosted this fund raiser at the Fairview Tavern, 831 Old Fairview Road in Asheville, NC. There was a bike show, tattoo contest, 50/50, a huge raffle, an in house poker run, a DJ, along with great food and drink discounts. For whatever reason, there was a poor showing of bikers, most of them being Veterans, that came to enjoy this event. The 828 Freedom Riders want to thank all who attended and help raise a little under $700. We were able to buy Baby Wipes, Beef Jerky, dog treats, roman noodles, chocolate, and many other much needed supplies for this platoon. Bike Show Winners are as follows: BEST V-TWIN CUSTOM - Jothal Holland, BEST METRIC CRUISER - Sparky Albright, BEST SPORTSTER - Chris Mason, BEST SPORT BIKE - Janet Schierle, BEST FULL DRESSER - Bill West, BEST PAINT - Harley Metcalf, BEST SOFTAIL - Kevin Smith, BEST CHOPPER - Chief Cherevas, JUDGE’S CHOICE - Mark Woodby, PEOPLE’S CHOICE - Dan Crum. 828 FREEDOM RIDERS wants to thank the soldiers at the Army and Navy recruiting offices in Asheville, NC for their time to be judges for the bike show. Tattoo contest winners are as follows: BEST COLOR - Melissa Fuller, BEST BLACK & GRAY - Tim Plemmons, BEST BACK – Tracy, BEST SLEEVE - Chief Cherevas. A huge Thank You goes out to Jennifer of Blockbusters Video on Patton Avenue in Asheville for getting with the other stores and raised 7 or 8 large and medium sized boxes slapped plum full of all kinds of candy which the public had donated to support this platoon. Haribo of America, Inc., the manufacture of Gummy candies also donated 1 box filled with a large

assortment of gummy candies. A special thanks also goes out to Brad Pearsall and his wife for donating 2 cases of their Microbroo shampoo and body wash, Tracie & Lexi of the Fairview Tavern for allowing us to host this fund raiser at their establishment, TEC2 for collecting donations at the Kangaroo Convenient store in Leicester, The Mountain 105.9 Rock Girls for signing 3 posters that are now hanging on the walls in a barracks in Afghanistan. And if you wish to know more about The 828 Freedom Riders, its all here on our new website: The 828 Freedom Riders packed up some 15 or so flat rate USPS boxes in early December and sent them on their way. This platoon received the boxes on Christmas eve. These Boys were on top of the world! We are now gathering up more supplies and raising more money to send off another set of supply boxes to this platoon. The 828 Freedom Riders want to thank everyone for all their help, support and their donations. We mostly want to thank all our soldiers deployed all over the world for fighting for OUR FREEDOM and making the USA a safe place to live. GOD BLESS AMERICA



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By: Mark Infield Last month we reported on the Easyriders 2012 Bike Show Tour that was held January 21-22 in Charlotte, NC. When we went to press with our February issue, the Charlotte winners were not yet available, so here they are. PEOPLE’S CHOICE BEST OF SHOW: 1st Place: Sam & Terry Banta, Indianapolis, IN, 2003 H-D Roadking. 2nd Place: Joe Cruz, Conover, NC, Black & Orange H-D. 3rd Place: Richard Wright, Lexington, SC, 2012 Chop Shop Softail. ANTIQUE / OLD SCHOOL: 1st Place: Mike Steranko, Kings Mountain, NC, 1952 Panhead. OLD SCHOOL BOBBER: 1st Place: Edwin Haynes, Concord, NC, 1967 Triumph TR-6. 2nd Place: Rusty Nuts Originals, Greenville, SC, 1936 Wing Nuts. OLD SCHOOL CHOPPER: 1st Place: Bill Hawes, Mt. Ulla, NC, 1954 H-D FL Custom. 2nd Place: Randall Shaffer, Kannapolis, NC, 1979 H-D FXS. MODIFIED STOCK STREET: 1st Place: Frank Trevino, Cave Creek, AZ, 2003 FXDWG. 2nd Place: Vanessa Causey - Hog Haven, Charlotte, NC, 1972 H-D 350 Sprint. MODIFIED STOCK TOURING: 1st Place: Corey Lockhart, Newport News, VA, 2010 H-D FLHX. 2nd Place: Phillip Scott, Winchester, KY, 2001 H-D Road King. 3 WHEEL CUSTOM: 1st Place: Bill Hawes, Mt. Ulla, NC, 1959 H-D FL Sidecar. 3 WHEEL RADICAL: 1st Place: Mike DiMartino, Burgaw, NC, 2001 H-D Trike. CUSTOM SPORTSTER: 1st Place: Jeff Tibbs, Richmond, VA, 2001 H-D Sportster. SPECIALTY CHOPPER: 1st Place: Nick Steger, Denver, NC, 2005 Green Custom. 2nd Place: Bill Hawes, Mt. Ulla, NC, 2010 Pro Street Chopper. 3rd Place: CJ Sauer - Southside Customs, Shelby, NC, 2011 Softail Springer. RADICAL: 1st Place: Brian Boans, Ormond Beach, FL, 2011 Reserected. 2nd Place: Richard Wright, Lexington, SC, 2012 Chop Shop Rigid. 3rd Place: Allen Hayes, Augusta, GA, 2007 Special Construction. RADICAL BAGGER: 1st Place: Bill Rugman, Columbia, SC, 1991 H-D Fat Boy. 2nd Place: Scott Ward - Camtech, Summerville, SC, 2011 H-D Street Glide CVO. 3rd Place: Damon Little – Camtech, Summerville, SC, 2009 H-D Street Glide. PRO STREET CUSTOM: 1st Place: Jannette Coles, Lorton, VA, 2009 Suzuki GSXR. 2nd Place: Hemplton - Waters Airbrush, Concord, NC, 2009 Honda CBR. JUDGED BEST OF SHOW: 1st Place: Michael Lewis Violent Choppers, Fort Payna, AL, 1971 H-D Rosie Palmer. 2nd Place: Charlie

Trapasso, Indian Trail, NC, 2012 Custom Plum Crazy. 3rd Place: Chris Wade, Waxhaw, NC, 1953 H-D FL. ANTIQUE / OLD SCHOOL: 1st Place: BK Keenan, New Ellenton, SC, 1940 H-D EL. 2nd Place: Robert Scott, Monroe, NC, 1914 H-D 10-B. OLD SCHOOL BOBBER: 1st Place: Ben Jordan, Waxhaw, NC, 1947 H-D Knucklehead. 2nd Place: Rusty Nuts Originals, Greenville, SC, 1936 Wing Nuts. OLD SCHOOL CHOPPER: 1st Place: John Patrick, Concord, NC, 2005 H-D Shovelhead. 2nd Place: Robert Scott, Monroe, NC, 1937 H-D 80” Flathead. MODIFIED STOCK STREET: 1st Place: Jimmy Erwin, Troutman, NC, 2005 Softail. 2nd Place: Eileen Erwin, Troutman, NC, 2005 H-D Dyna Wide Glide. MODIFIED STOCK TOURING: 1st Place: Mondrey McLaurin, Fayetteville, NC, 2009 H-D FLTRSE. 2nd Place: The Bike Exchange, Gastonia, NC, 2011 H-D FLHX. 3 WHEEL CUSTOM: 1st Place: Tim Sneed, Mobtown Cycles, Baltimore, MD, 1978 H-D FLH. 3 WHEEL RADICAL: 1st Place: Arnold Kerley, Taylorsville, NC, 2011 Wicked Willy Trike. CUSTOM SPORTSTER: 1st Place: Adam Karns, Delmar, MD, 1996 H-D Sportster. PRO STREET CUSTOM: 1st Place: Robert Gilliland, Jackson, OH, 2004 Kosman FXR. 2nd Place: Dean Pilgrim, Piedmont, SC, 2009 Softail. 3rd Place: Gary Montgomery, Montgomery, MD, 2003 Outlaw Custom. SPECIALITY CHOPPER: 1st Place: Jason Bowman, Conover, NC, 2006 Rigid. 2nd Place: Petey Jones - 3 Stooges Cycles, Elon, NC, 2012 Custom FX. 3rd Place: Eric Stein, Indian Trail, NC, 2010 Custom Bobber. RADICAL: 1st Place: Thad Reed, Forest City, NC, 2009 SD-250. 2nd Place: Robert Scott Monroe, NC, 2005 V-Twin Custom. 3rd Place: Hank Thibodeau - Widow Maker Custom Design & Repair, Rougemont, NC. 2011 Rigid. RADICAL BAGGER: 1st Place: Mark Call - The Chopp Shop, Wilkesboro, NC, Road Glide. 2nd Place: Mike Pruitt, Lexington, NC, 2004 Outlaw. 3rd Place: Jack Brewer, Graham, NC, 2011 Custom Bagger. BAGGER NATION: 1st Place: Randy Laws - Camtech, Summerville, SC, 2003 H-D Ultra. EDITOR’S CHOICE: 1st Place: Lucas Joyner, Concord, NC, 1973 Triumph. BEST PAINT: 1st Place: Todd Price, Murrells Inlet, SC, 2001 H-D VRSCA. BEST DISPLAY: 1st Place: Michael Batson, Monroe, NC, 2008 Big Dog Pitbull. Congratulations to all the winners. You can view and download pictures of the bikes and the winners receiving their trophies for FREE at > pictures > February 2012 > Easyriders 2012 Bike Show Tour. I can also supply full size images upon request. If you missed this show, you can look at the pictures. But just like girlie books, it just ain’t quite the same. Ya know what I mean?

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Standing For Miss Anne 2/14/24 - 1/27/12 By: Steve (Ready to Get’r Done) Rowland Where were you on 9/11? I was getting ready for work watching it live on the Today Show, I lived close to DC and lots of my coworkers had family in the Pentagon. Everyone knows, that day changed the way we feel about the security of our country. How our brave military get the respect that they deserve. Not only the Armed forces of today, but also our oldest veterans that are fast becoming extinct. They are going fast. I was out on Friday, February 2nd and saw some leather clad bikers standing guard for one of our vets of WWII and Korea. They were standing with our American Flag flying proudly outside Lee’s Funeral Home in Little River, SC. I had to pull in. Some of the Patriot Guards Riders, Rolling Thunder, and American Legion Riders were there. I ran across Gary (Grand Dude) Anderson, who is the NC Ride Captain. He said they were holding a vigil for about 5 hours today and a ride to her funeral tomorrow. Steve Maupin was out there representing our local Rolling Thunder. He had been there a few hours. I wanted to get some information about our American Veteran, one, that would have total strangers standing out holding our flag in her honor. Yes I said “her”! It turns out the veteran was a woman. Her name was Julia Anne “Annie” Gogging. I met her sons, Shawn and Neil, tonight. They were so proud of their mother. I heard Neil tell a little tale that Anne was one of the few women who were paid in WWII and that she got more money than one of the uncles. It was a big thing in her family. Her son gave me a prayer card about Anne, he said just read the card, that’s how she lived. It read, “Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘holly shit…what a ride!’ I want everyone to have a ride like I have had and enjoy. Miss Anne.” Both the sons said it was so great that these bikers came out

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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!!

An Irish Man is sitting in the pub with his wife and he says, “I love you.” She asks, “Is that you or the beer talking?” He replies, “It’s me talking to the beer.”

An Irish boy stands crying at the side of the road. A man asks, “What is wrong?” The boy says “Me ma is dead.” “Oh bejaysus”, the man says “Do you want me to call Father O’Riley for you?” The boy reAfter a visit to the “Pleasure Parlor”, a man plies “No tanks mister, sex is the last ting notices green lumps on his willy, so, off on my mind at the moment.” he goes to the doctor’s. “That’s serious” says the doctor. “You know how wrestlers Dan was a single guy living at home with get cauliflower ears?” “Yes” says the man, his father and working in the family businodding seriously. “Well” says the doctor, ness. When he found out he was going to “You’ve got brothel sprouts.” inherit a fortune when his sickly father died, he decided he needed to find a wife Man in a hot air balloon is lost over Ire- with whom to share his fortune. One eveland. He looks down and sees a farmer in ning, at an investment meeting, he spotthe fields and shouts to him “Where am ted the most beautiful woman he had ever I ?” The Irish farmer looks back up and seen. Her natural beauty took his breath shouts back “Ya canna kid me ya flash away. “I may look like just an ordinary ba$tard. You’re in that feckin basket.” guy,” he said to her, “but in just a few years my father will die and I will inherit $200 The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians, million”. Impressed, the woman asked for passed on from generation to generation, his business card and three days later, she says that; “When you discover that you became his stepmother. are riding a dead horse, best strategy is to dismount.” However, in our government I was eating lunch on the 20th of Februmore ADVANCED strategies are often ary with my 6-year-old granddaughter employed, such as: 1) Buying a stronger and I asked her, “What day is tomorrow?” (and more expensive) whip. 2) Chang- She said, “It’s President’s Day!” She is ing riders. 3) Appointing a committee to a smart kid, so, I asked her, “What does study the horse. 4) Arranging two trips to President’s Day mean?” I was waiting for other countries to see how other cultures something about Washington or Lincoln, ride dead horses. 5) Lowering the stan- etc. She replied, “President’s Day is when dards so that dead horses can be included. President Obama steps out of the White 6) Reclassifying the dead horse as living- House, and if he sees his shadow we have impaired. 7) Hiring outside contractors to one more year of unemployment.” You ride the dead horse. 8) Harnessing several know, it hurts when hot coffee spurts out dead horses together to increase efficienyour nose. cy. 9) Providing additional funding and/ or training to increase dead horse’s per- An old priest got sick of everyone in his formance. 10) Doing a productivity study parish confessing adultery. During one to see if lighter riders would improve the Sunday’s sermon he told them, “If one dead horse’s performance. 11) Declar- more person confesses to adultery, I’ll ing that as the dead horse does not have quit!” Since everyone liked him, they deto be fed, it is less costly, carries lower cided to use a code word: “fallen.” From overhead and therefore contributes sub- then on, anyone who had committed adulstantially more to the bottom line of the tery said they had “fallen.” This satisfied economy than do some live horses. 12) the old priest and the parishioners, and evRewriting the expected performance re- erything was fine for years, until finally the quirements for all horses. And of course... old priest
passed away at the ripe old age 13) Promoting the dead horse to a super- of 93. Shortly after the new young priest visory position. If you don’t recognize settled in, he paid a call on the mayor. The this reasoning, you probably are content priest was quite concerned. “You have to with how our government is being run.

do something about the sidewalks in this town, Mayor. You can’t believe how many people come into the confessional talking about having fallen!” The mayor started to laugh, realizing that no one had explained their code word to the new priest. But before the mayor could explain, the priest shook his finger at the mayor and said “I don’t know why you’re laughing; your wife fell three times last week!”

I was driving with my three young children one warm summer evening when a woman in the convertible ahead of us stood up and waved. She was stark naked! 
As I was reeling from the shock, I heard my 5-year-old shout from the back seat, “Mom, that lady isn’t wearing a seat belt!”

 Two women were out for a Saturday stroll. One had a Doberman and the other, a Chihuahua. As they walked down the street, the one with the Doberman said to her friend, “Let’s go over to that bar for a drink.” The lady with the Chihuahua said, “We can’t go in there. We’ve got dogs with us.” The one with the Doberman said, “Just watch, and do as I do.” They walked over to the bar and the one with the Doberman put on a pair of dark glasses and started to walk in. The bouncer at the door said, “Sorry, lady, no pets allowed.” The woman with the Doberman said, “You don’t understand. This is my seeing-eye dog.” The bouncer said, “A Doberman?” The woman said, “Yes, they’re using them now. They’re very good.” The bouncer said, “OK, come on in.” The lady with the Chihuahua thought that convincing him that a Chihuahua was a seeing-eye dog may be a bit more difficult, but thought, “What the heck,” so she put on her dark glasses and started to walk in. Once again the bouncer said, “Sorry, lady, no pets allowed.” The woman said, “You don’t understand. This is my seeingeye dog” The bouncer said, “A Chihuahua?” The woman with the Chihuahua said, “A Chihuahua? They gave me a f#ck!ng Chihuahua?!”


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The Motorcycle Riders Foundation reports that Wednesday, February 1st, the United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure rolled out the latest version of the highway bill. The bill is the long term funding bill for road construction and highway programs. This version of the bill takes aim at a controversial practice of the Department of Transportation which funded motorcycle-only roadside checkpoints with taxpayer dollars. The checkpoints have drawn much criticism from the motorcycle community at large. So much so, that longtime motorcycle champion Representative James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) had introduced legislation to end the program by prohibiting any future Federal funding of any motorcycle-only roadside checkpoints. That bill is HR 904. The mammoth highway bill includes the same language as contained in HR 904. Representative Sensenbrenner had this to say, “We need to focus on proven methods of motorcycle safety, including crash prevention, rider education, and training and proper licensing. Motorcycle-only checkpoints are an intrusive governmental overreach that place an undue burden on riders while doing little to actually improve safety,” He added, “It is encouraging to see that the transportation reauthorization bill will encourage more efficient use of taxpayer dollars and smart motorcycle safety policy.” Representative Tom Petri (R-WI), a staunch defender of the motorcyclists, had this comment on the issue, “Motorcycle riders are right to be outraged at being singled out for safety inspections,” Petri said. “Nobody is suggesting flagging cars down


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What Is The Real Public Burden?

By: Mark Temple, BOLT of California; Director, Center for 9th Circuit Court Studies Bikers Of Lesser Tolerance (BOLT) of California is excited to publicize and support the recently filed Class Action lawsuit in Clark County Nevada. The “Class M Class Action” was filed September 27, 2011 in federal court in Las Vegas by Attorney Travis Barrick. The suit is the logical next step for motorcyclists to stop illegal enforcement tactics. When examined by the eye of the law, most helmet tickets are rights violations. A ticket for an “unapproved helmet” is nothing more than an arbitrary tax on riders who pay the ticket simply because they don’t know they shouldn’t pay. There is a pattern and practice of keeping riders with tickets out of court [by] cashing a rider’s check in a guilty plea or dismissing the ticket when it is challenged in court. There are no “DOT Approved” helmets, according to the Department of Transportation. “Repeal It Or Feel It” was formed when the legislature of Nevada was offered a chance to change the law allowing adults the choice of wearing a helmet when riding. If the law had been repealed, adults would not be subject to enforcement of the helmet law. Government decided to keep the bad law intact. They didn’t repeal it, so now they will feel it. Government paying the people back will really hurt them, but 4th Amendment violations will stop. Many in favor of a helmet law claim there is a “public burden” when motorcyclists are injured, assuming their insurance won’t cover the cost. The most well known of these studies was a bogus study citing figures pulled out of thin air by a California legislator. Side-by-side comparisons of helmet law states and free states show no appreciable difference in injuries or deaths per accident. If mandating helmet use saved lives it would be obvious in a comparison eliminating all variables except the injury results per 1000 crashes. Statistics show the public burden theory is as phony as the imaginary study from California. The real public burden is the Constitutional violations committed by officers writing unapproved helmet tickets – helmet tickets with no probable cause. The 4th Amendment was intended to relieve the citizens of that burden of government without limits. Removing dollars from the vital economy under false pretenses is the burden that results from officers writing those illegitimate tickets. David Stilwell, one of the named plaintiffs in the Class M case, recently was awarded his legal costs of challenging 2 helmet tickets. The charges were dismissed by prosecutors after guilty verdicts in lower court. The judge forced the DAs of the jurisdictions to reimburse Stilwell the costs he incurred in fighting tickets that he appealed. The cops and prosecutors caused that public burden. Legislators and law enforcers want to talk public burden? The class action suit asks to compensate Clark County riders

for abuses already committed by cities, police, and District Attorneys, and the constant threat of abuse whenever anyone rides a motorcycle there. No one is contending the NV law is unconstitutional. But the Constitution prohibits police and prosecutors from shredding a citizen’s rights, whether pedestrian, driver or rider. has more information and a way to contribute to the effort. The complaint filed in federal court can be read at www. When the Class M Class Action suit is successful, officers will be forced to stop violating the law to enforce a law on riders.


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“It is with sadness that I must announce that I am closing Station’s Inn Motorcycle Resort and will not open for the 2012 season. I must walk away…..For the past seven seasons I have had the pleasure and often times the honor to meet and get to know some of the greatest people that ride two wheels. To my family, friends, regulars, groups, clubs, weekend riders, Parkway travelers, the Station’s Inn bands, all the people who stay at, dined at or visited Station’s Inn; thank you for your support. To the staff of Station s Inn thank you for making Station’s Inn what it was. The home of Mt. Dew Chicken, a destination with the friendliest staff, coldest beer, the place to look and be seen, the place people talked about, and came back to. Remember…. Station’s Inn, The Original Motorcycle Resort since 1998. Often imitated but never duplicated. Serving the greatest people on two wheels. Sadly is no more. Thank you all; it has been a hell of a ride. Mike S.”


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RIP Larry Ray Moore

By: Judy Bortz Wilmington, NC lost one of its iconic biker sons when Larry Ray Moore, born on 1/29/49 took his final journey on 1/27/12. Hundreds attended a memorial service that was held at Market Street Chapel on 1/31/12. Three parking lots were full, with friends parking blocks away to attend the service. On 2/1/12 a bike night was held at Chuckie D’s in Wilmington to allow friends and family to reminisce and share Larryisms. Chuck did up some oysters, and t-shirts were sold to benefit Larry’s grandkids. A biker prayer was said, tears were shed, and smiles spread. All over town businesses and watering holes posted RIP Larry Ray Moore signs. He left a permanent mark on the community and all of those that knew and loved him. He was always up for a ride and contributed to every cause he could manage. Larry shared his love of life and his great sprit with so many. He will be missed deeply! Keep the rubber side down and the wind in your face brother…RIP

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