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This is Miss February from this year's Litigator calendar produced by Satisfaction Marketing. Look for more NEW PICS of Miss February in our Carolina Beauties GALLERY!



In This Issue:





Listen to The Carolina Rider being promoted on The Fox!


Riding BE-cause - a Focus on Not-for-Profit Events & Efforts


The Club Room is Finally Under Construction!


Lil' Weather


Free Thinking with FancyFree


Stealth's Custom Corner: "Just another Roll of the Dice"


Loose Talk with Jon



Look for much more at








Geoff with the Durham Harley Owners Group shares the folllowing event with us. He says "Proceeds from the raffle support local charities and the bike show is our biggest raffle-ticket event." Please give 'em your support and let them know you saw this in The Carolina Rider!

And this one we're deep into ourselves - a Brand New Poker Run co-sponsored by The Litigator and The Carolina Rider! ...





The Little Weather Quickie for the Greater Charlotte Area

for Week of February 5-12, 2013

Tuesday 61 p-cloudy, Wednesday 63 sunny, Thursday 50 rain, Friday 59 m-cloudy, Saturday 54 sunny, Sunday 57 m-cloudy, Monday 63 t-storms, Tuesday 63 p-cloudy (as per on Tuesday 02/05/13)



Wake up! Time to Ride ...!

I am not a fan of being pulled from my warm bed when in the midst of a good sleep! Over the years, I have had various truly irritatiing sleep distractions including a huge fire horn aimed at the wall of my college apartment that when set to blaring after midnight frazzled my nerves for a couple hours after it was silenced. In more recent years (since college is a long-gone memory!,) we've had racoon attacks to our chicken coop in the wee hours and screams from my feathered friends that sent me and my shotgun-wielding hubby running and making a return to sleep fairly impossible.

And so I've been thinking about that poor groundhog who's snuggled deep into some late-hibernation Z's when February 2nd comes along and some formally-clad gent grabs him from his burrow. That's gotta be rough. Still, whenever I see those furry creatures on the February news, they don't seem nearly as grumpy as I would be!

A few days ago, the annual groundhog grabbing clan declared the following ... (with a bit of biker-friendly addition by me!) ....


Our weather forecast does indeed show Spring-like temps a-comin'. 60's and rain to prepare the ground for growing. Yep, sounds like Spring but we're in The Carolinas and it ain't over till the fat icestorm sings, huh?!


Here are some things that have come across my desk in the past couple weeks ...

Shaggy Seeks Bike Shop or Bar to hold Bike Show

Shaggy's looking for a bar or bike shop in Upstate SC to hold a Japanese Bike Show. In his column last week, he asked folks to let him know if they'd like to be involved in such a venture. He's been getting some feedback and wants to investigate who and what's out there. Give him a jingle if you want to get involved at any level!


Rider Seeks Route from Boston to Myrtle Beach

Three of us are riding down for Myrtle Beach 2013 coming down from the Boston area. Any routes that you guys suggest for a two and a half to three day trip? Thank you. Click here to reply to Bill


A Thank You from a Reader

Glenn L. wrote: "Just wanted to say, Thanks Jon for The Carolina Rider.  I enjoy reading it and getting the info it provides, but mainly it's just good reading about something I love.  I've received it now for two years and look forward to continuing to get and read."



Motorcycle Events Seminar Registration Closing

The Motorcycle Events Seminar registrations are STRONG. If you have contacted me for info but haven't registered yet, we need you to do that THIS WEEK. Registrations will close on this Saturday, February 9th. We're excited about who's registered and looking forward to a valuable exchange of information to help you all help the communities and individuals you are devoted to!


Enjoy your week - enjoy your ride!


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In some ways life is just another roll of the dice, nothing promised, just chance to take. You never know how those dice will fall, sometimes you are a winner and sometimes you lose. That is life! Ron Snipes, the owner of the '03 Deuce you see here, came up all sevens and elevens with this bike!


Ron is the Owner of Snipes machine shop, (803-475-9616,) and this bike was a shop project. The Deuce never really caught fire for Harley. Some liked it, some hated it, some hated the rear fender, and on it goes. I always thought with a little customizing they could be transformed into a cool bitchin' ride like you see here.

The engine is a 131' twin cam, so we are talking some serious black top scorching ability here. It will blast you down the black ribbon! One thing I really like about this bike is the D&D Borzilla exhaust, very clean and very mean looking.

This Deuce is a looker as well as a goer! The Rev-Tech Dominator wheels are bad ass! That flame and dice paint job is from Harley-Davidson, #131 of 200 sets made. These flame and dice sets were one of my favorite paint schemes form HD! Flames and dice are just a biker thing...

This ride is a real looker and stands out in a parking lot full of bikes. I like bikes that are customized in this fashion - you can still ride them and they still say Harley loud and clear!

Ron takes a lot of pride in his Deuce; as he should, it is as clean as a whistle and sharp as a knife!

I came across Ron's bike at a local bike night. I go to bike nights 'cause just like those dice you never know what's waiting and like life that is what makes it fun! Go on now roll them bones! ...


If you have a bike that you would like to have featured, shoot me an email.


The Weather is warming up

... and so is the 2013 bike season!

Fresh off of the successful Easyriders show we are headed soon back out to the Charlotte Convention Center and the IMS show where again The Carolina Rider will have our bus parked predominately inside.

Here's a little about The International Motorcycle Show:

The final stop of the 2012-13 Progressive International Motorcycle Show tour rolls into the Charlotte Convention Center, February 22-24, 2013.  Don't miss your chance to see all the latest 2013 lineups from the major manufacturers under one roof, before they reach your local dealer!  Plus, enjoy a host of several great new features, including the MotoGP Experience, showcasing the largest collection of official MotoGP race bikes ever assembled off the track; the Pit Stop Challenge; several bike giveaways; XDL Street Jam performances daily and seminars for all types of riders on the Podium stage.  The top competition for custom bike builders returns as the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show brings some of the hottest customs to Charlotte.

Look for The Carolina Rider BIG RIDE Bus and for more information and to receive tickets for only $10, buy your tickets two weeks in advance of the show at:

and enter promo code: CAROLINA for a $3 discount.

* NOTE:* Prices increase to $2 more after Friday, 2/8 at 5pm. Valid online only on 1-day adult admission. $1 service fee per ticket not included.

So let's get ready!


WRFX Promoting TCR!

And, hey, did you hear the KOOL WRFX, THE FOX's commercial promoting the partnership for "The Bike Report?" Check it out HERE!


Harley-Davdison of Charlotte

SkyLine Inn

Ride Like A Pro

Cox H-D






Harley-Davdison of Charlotte


SkyLine Inn

Ride Like A Pro


Cox H-D






Harley-Davdison of Charlotte

SkyLine Inn

Ride Like A Pro


Cox H-D






Harley-Davdison of Charlotte

SkyLine Inn

Ride Like A Pro



Cox H-D



Harley-Davdison of Charlotte

SkyLine Inn

Ride Like A Pro

Cox H-D














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