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In This Issue:

 

THIS WEEKEND: Demo Days at Harley-Davidson of Charlotte

 

April 14th: Thin Blue Line Ride

 

Dale Folwell for Lt. Governor

 

Lil' Weather

 

Free Thinking with Fancy Free

 

GatorBites with The Litigator, Jason E. Taylor

 

Loose Talk with Jon

 

 

Look for much more at www.thecarolinarider.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Little Weather Quickie for the Week of March 26- April 2, 2012

Monday 77 sunny, Tuesday 65 sunny, Wednesday 77 p-sunny, Thursday 78 iso t-storms, Friday 70 sunny, Saturday 78 p-cloudy, Sunday 74 few showers, Monday 76 showers (as per www.intellicast.com on Monday 3/26/12)

 

 

 

 

 

You could build a whole bike

Walking around the Charlotte CBA Swap Meet this weekend I felt, as I always do at these events, amazed and puzzled by the piles of "stuff" for motorcycles. Looked an awful lot like my brother's garage although he was into cars. Greasy metal, motors, this handle and this belt, that oil case and that tire, old seats, new seats, bolts and chrome, chrome, chrome! Sure, I recognized parts but couldn't tell you how I'd go about doing something with them. But I have no doubt there are plenty of folks who know just how to make something new out of the old "junk" laying around the tables and floors at the fairgrounds this weekend.

Gary Bridges with the Charlotte CBA lit up Sunday morning sharing what he saw on Saturday. He said one guy left the Swap Meet with just about everything but the motor. He said the guy told him he didn't need that because that's all he had to start with - an old H-D motor someone left behind when they left this world. What a find that was, huh!?

Yep, you could build a whole bike IF you knew what you were looking at in those piles of "junk" ... a really cool, funky fun ride that's uniquely all your own. I get it, builders. I get it. You guys (and gals) are artists and engineers and just plain amazing!

somebody who knows what to do with the good stuff you find at swap meets!

 

"Readerville"

... an eclectic little section dedicated to eclectic items sent in by our eclectic readers!

 

Colin G. wrote: "I am the State Representative for the CVMA in South Carolina. We are an association of combat veteran's from all branches of the US Military who happen to ride motorcycles as a hobby. Our intentions are to raise funds and awareness for Veteran related issues as well as foster a healthy climate within the motorcycling community.

We are not an MC. We do not claim territory. We do not have prospects. Our members qualified under fire in some remote part of the world fighting in our nations wars. We are a 501c(19) charitable organization. We are registered with the office of the South Carolina Secretary of State as a charity.

Last year we were able to donate $5,000 to Purple Heart Homes, Inc. (phhnc.org) out of the Fayetteville area. We also donated time and money to various organizations throughout South Carolina, and this sort of thing is happening nationwide. We have chapters in 48 states. Oddly, the two missing are not Hawaii and Alaska.74

I welcome you to check us out at combatvet.org
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I can't believe the beautiful weather we're having these days ... amazing gifts, huh?

May you enjoy the sunshine and warmth, the still-cool mornings and evenings, the breeze and even the Springtime showers!

 

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

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You & Social Media

These days many people and businesses are actively involved with social medial venues including Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, e-Newsletters, & e-Magazines like this one. These internet resources give everyone a public platform from which to speak to the world. It also gives the world an opportunity to judge you based on your comments. For years I have kept a "hot letter" file where I would keep angry letters I had written for several days before sending. It gave me an opportunity to cool off and reconsider my comments. The game has changed, it is so easy to hit SEND with an email that we often fail to assess the implications of what we are sending. You cannot "bring it back" after you hit SEND, your "e-letter" or blog, or twitter or face book comment, or u-tube video has instant implications. Frequently these "public dairies" (as I like to call them) are coming back to haunt people, particularly in the court room. Defendants in criminal cases, and Plaintiffs and Defendants in civil cases often "vent" on the internet and their words are permanent and often return like a boomerang to hit them in the back of the head.

Not only are lawyers like myself using this information but Jurors are as well. Even though Judges instruct jurors not to do any outside research on their own, the advent of the internet, smart phones, laptops etc. have made the ability to "investigate" that much easier. Some jurors are even commenting on the internet about cases they are sitting on and this gives fellow "internet chatters" the ability to respond and perhaps influence the juror.

Obviously social media & the internet are here to stay and provide many people with quick access to great resources and entertainment. BE WARNED, These resources are also a means for others to research you and any and all electronic comments you have made about anything. To be responsible you must consider what you are going to write before you send it and consider how others may interpret what you are going to say. If you are a Plaintiff or a Defendant in a case, will you be okay with the jurors or opposing counsel seeing your electronic posts? If you uncertain stop  & hit "delete" or "save."  You will thank yourself later.

Stay vertical,

Jason

 

 

 

 

 


This Past Weekend and The upcoming Couple of Weeks


We spent most of this past weekend at The Charlotte CBA Swap Meet at Metrolina Fairgrounds. This is an area tradition. We had some weather concerns ... but as it ended up, there was a good turnout both days. We are looking forward to the Fall meet when we go back there and set up again....and hope to see you there!

You've heard me say it and you know by now but you know I'm going to remind you till it's time....

April 14th is the Thin Blue Line Ride. Mark your calendars. If you have never been in a police escorted ride, it's well worth the time. Riding all the way from Cox Harley to H-D of Charlotte without ever having to stop is really worth the effort. And hey, it's a GOOD CAUSE!

Until next time....

Ride Safe and Keep The Shiny Side Up,
Jon

Jon "Footloose" Pendleton

Publisher, www.TheCarolinaRider.com

 

 

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Ride Like A Pro

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Ride Like A Pro

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