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January 31st Edition
The Little Weather Quickie for the Greater Charlotte Area
for Week of February 1-7, 2017
Wednesday 69h & m-sunny, Thursday 63h & m-sunny, Friday 48h & 40% pm showers, Saturday 50h & sunny, Sunday 49h & 60% rain, Monday 64h & p-cloudy, Tuesday 69h & m-cloudy (as per weather.com on 1/31/16)
We hear you!
Lest you think otherwise, we want you to know that The Carolina Rider Weekly Magazine listens to what you have to say. In fact, at the center of our mission here is to represent you, the riders of The Carolinas and beyond. Our pages are designed as space for your stories to be told! The name of this publication says it all: The Carolina Rider - isn't that you?! (And even if you don't live in The Carolinas, we still claim you! We have several writers who don't live in NC or SC.)
So, as I said, we've been listening ...
1. Myrtle Beach
Tim S. wrote Footloose recently asking for help figuring out where to stay for Myrtle Beach Bike Week. His email inspired the column below and we're hoping YOU will give him some answers. Surely we can help each other with this! Some of you have never been to MB Bike Week and need guidance. Some of you have been since the very first one and have never missed a year; spring or fall. Some of you have fallen out of love with the event and are considering giving it a try again. Read below and please respond! We might all learn something.
2. Healing Thoughts
Footloose also received this email from Jay Bird, a long time subscriber: "Jon, I wish you could post this picture in honor of several of my biker buddies visiting me in the hospital yesterday! I was involved in a bad crash Saturday in Mooresville hit by a pick up truck broke both bones in my lower left leg bad cut on the bottom of my foot my left leg & a ruptured spleen. I'm healing well, hope to be out of the hospital next day or two but I was just was laying here thinking about the good of friends!"
We're happy to post your email and photo, Jay Bird, and wish you easy and fast healing and best wishes.
3. What you said about Easyriders Show Attendance
In last week's edition of The Carolina Rider Weekly Magazine, Lester asked: Is the Weather a Threat to Charlotte's Easyriders Show ... or is it Something Else?
We asked for your input and here's what we got back ...
Scott B said: "Was planning to go. Was about 0500pm and checked the web site only to see it was over at 0700pm??????? That's crazy. It should have been at night. My two cents."
Grant said: "I was there during the hay day of the easy riders show back in the early 2000's but greed took over. $20 to park, $20 to get in and the day for my wife and I quickly became a $200 day with a meal downtown Charlotte. Let's see the in door price go to $10 a head. I bet the small price change would bring vendors and goers back."
Madkat said: "With parking being $8-$12 and admission being $20 with a 1 1/2 hr. drive, the cost can outweigh the benefit of attending. The same style of bikes, (big 30"-32" front tire, bags almost touching the ground,) as I saw two years ago,why go every year? There were more vendors this year."
Anyone else wanna chime in?
Let us know. We're sending your input in to the show organizers to help in future show planning.
We hear you. We feel you. We're here for you.
Footloose received an email recently from Tim S saying, "I have been going to the spring Myrtle Beach run for years and have stayed at several places. What is the best m/c friendly hotel to stay at? We are not really happy with our choices so far."
Good question, Tim!
And so we turn this question over to our readers ...
You all are the experts!
Admittedly, Myrtle Beach's bike weeks have taken a beating in recent years and, as happens through time, some things have changed here and there. The good news is that the party at the beach is still alive and kicking! So, who's going for Spring? When are you going and where do you prefer to stay? Questions, questions, and more questions ....
. Where to stay? .
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