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Lil' Weather

* Harley-Davidson of Charlotte Offers *

What's on THE CALENDAR?

Free Thinking with Fancy Free

Writer Workshop Registration due Now

Stealth's Custom Corner

Kibbles 'n Bits

Loose Talk with Jon

Look for much more at www.thecarolinarider.com

The Little Weather Quickie for the Week of January 4-10, 2011

Tuesday 51 p-cloudy, Wednesday 51 p-cloudy, Thursday 52 p-cloudy, Friday 44 p-cloudy, Saturday 42 m-sunny, Sunday 37 showers, Monday 46 p-cloudy(as per www.intellicast.com on Tuesday 1/4/11)

 

 

 


What's on The Carolina Rider CALENDAR FOR This weekend?

Saturday January 8th

Polar Bear Run in Raleigh

Polar Bear Run in Gaston Co.

 

 

 

 

Looking Forward to Twenty-One-One!

As the New Year takes off, I have been hearing optimism from folks....yep...OPTIMISM, people...that positive thinking stuff we used to have before we let things get us down! Perhaps after a couple down-n-dreary years, it's either that we're so tired of being in the pits that we've just gotta say things will be better this year.....or that there is a real and true air of goodness-to-come spreading around!

I believe we can "create our own realities" and "adjust our attitudes" to the point that life looks better ... and then by looking better it actually does get better. Push steering is the best rider practice for getting your bike to go in the direction you want it to go. Taking control of the bike like you would a horse with reins, we determine our course. So, how 'bout we all point our tires toward a really good year?

Twenty-one-one ... a year for some Motorcycle Fun!

 

There's still room in the workshop....and registration's due NOW

Here's something a little different to consider for your new year ahead.....why not explore writing? No, it's not the norm to find a writers' workshop flyer in a motorcycle e- news, but I'm the one offering it...and several riders are already coming...so if you think you might like to develop your storytelling muscles and put some of the stuff of your life down on paper (or a computer screen!,) here's a chance. The afternoon will be filled with easy and fun opportunities to learn how to write what you think about...what you see in life......what you want to say. You'll discover the "voice" you naturally have to use in your writing and your natural gifts as a storyteller. I promise....nothing dry and boring for those who honestly want to develop their writing skills.

Sure, I'd love for you to get so turned on by writing that you decide to share Stories from Your Ride with The Carolina Rider. But the goal of this workshop has an even bigger intention: to light the fires of creativity wherever they might burn!

Questions? Wanna Register? GIVE ME A HOLLER!

A Biker Wedding!

Speaking of writers .... we have been so grateful to have Stealth as part of our writing team this past year. With a long life history of loving motorcycles as a rider and builder, Stealth, aka Mike Pullin, has a wealth of personal passion for bikes and those who ride them. I know you, like me, are enjoying his Custom Corner that comes out the beginning of each month as well as his personally-flavored articles that he shares with The Carolina Rider!

So when he and his beloved Vicki announced their special event in December, I knew we all would want to join in celebrating with them just a little bit. So grab a glass of bubbly or throw some rice at the computer screen ... and toast their wedding that went down last month at Freedom Biker church in Monroe, NC! (And send your best wishes to stealth@thecarolinarider.com)

 

 

Easyriders Countdown

18 days

Looking foward to seeing you all crawl out of your warm homes and join The Carolina Rider and Friends for this year's show at The Charlotte Convention Center. Come see me! In addition to hangin' with some of us, register to win some really cool prizes ... Break The Vault and perhaps you'll win a 2011 Street Glide! PLUS a drawing for a weekend for 2 at Skyline Village Inn!

 

Have a wonderful week! We'll see you back here next week.......

"Go on now, squeeze out every drop of sweetness on your ride today!"
Fancy Free, Site Editor

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PURPLE HAZE

I came across this bike at of all places the church I attend, FREEDOM BIKER CHURCH in Monroe NC. As soon as I saw this bike I knew I had to get the info on this bike. I met the owner, Mandi and we set up a time to talk and get photos of the bike.

 
As most of you know this is my favorite style of bike. Low rigid frame, springer front end, Z-bars and an open primary belt drive. It is as old school as it gets. This bike is bad-ass from front to back. No gadgets, no bags, just your basic bare bones bike. If you plan on carry anything with you on this bike, you had better make sure it fits in your pockets!
 
A lot of you are probably thinking, "Man how does a girl handle that rigid frame?"  Well from talking to Mandi, she wouldn't have it any other way. Nothing has the look and lines of a rigid frame bike and if they are set up right, they are not that bad to ride. Anyway rigids are cool and you can't put a price on cool! Mandi's personality comes through in her bike, to the point, no BS, lets go!
 
Mandi's bike features a 1971 74" Shovelhead with an S&S E carb, kick and electric start, 3" Primo belt drive, Puaghco rigid frame, Paughco Springer, Paughco oil tank, PM foot controls and PM front brake. One of my favorite things on the bike is the squeeze horn, it does not get any more old school than that!
 
This bike will stand and run with the BIG boys anytime. I love seeing these bikes still out there burning up asphalt. Nothing has the sound of a shovelhead with open pipes. This bike has it all the look, the sound, it is timeless and will never go out of style, whatever that may mean?
 
Here is to Mandi and here rigid shovel, May you forever ride and may your chrome forever shine!

 

Got a custom ride Stealth should see? . . . Email STEALTH@THECAROLINARIDER.COM


KIBBLES 'N BITS

Cool Video introduction to Triumph's new Adventure

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Something fun that came across our desk.... captioned "Man who Lacks Supervision" ...

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Easyriders Reporting Record Attendance

Easyriders Show organizers are reporting record-breaking attendance at all venues this year! In a recent press release, "Easyriders Events Marketing and Entertainment Director, Tucker Kroll attributes the record breaking number of custom bike entries this year to their free space program, which gives wristband holders an option to feature their custom bikes at the show for no charge."

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New rider class contacts....

Central Piedmont Community College

Rider's Edge, H-D of Charlotte

Rider's Edge, Cox H-D

 

 

 

Happy New Year Everybody!

Well, we took off some time over the last couple of weeks and today I have found myself buried under a pile of put-off work, emails, and phone calls and I'm paying for the little holiday time I allowed myself. Please forgive me and FancyFree for our slowness in responding if you have been in touch recently. We'll be back up to speed by the end of the week- if not sooner.

We're pretty excited about the doors that are opening for us in 2011, for the folks who are getting involved with The Carolina Rider, and for some new surprises we have in store for you in the months and days ahead.

Today we have some new material on the website...a new writer is on the homepage as is a new review from Motorman. I hope more riders are inspired to share their riding experiences with us this year as has DynoDave. He simply wrote FancyFree to tell her about a ride and ended up with story and photos on the site. It's pretty easy to make happen. If you, like me, aren't sure about your writing abilities, we're here to help! Check out the writer workshop (above) coming next week or email FancyFree for guidance.

If you want to take photos and cover events, we can help you get involved. If you have other skills or bright ideas you think we can use, we're open to all sorts of possibilities. Consider being an active part of The Carolina Rider in this New Year. We'd love to have you and we look forward to some good rides and events with the riders of The Carolinas!

Until next week keep the shiny side up!!


Jon "Footloose" Pendleton
Publisher, www.TheCarolinaRider.com

 

 

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