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In This Issue:

June 1-2: Hog Happenin!

June 9th: Ridin' for Ronald

Smokeout! June 22-23


Lil' Weather


Free Thinking with Fancy Free


BFBF Remembers a Friend

June 2: Blue Knights Officer Down Memorial Ride, Raleigh, NC


The Motor Maids Convention coming to The Carolinas!


Blastoff talks about NC Legislative Affairs


Loose Talk with Jon



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The Little Weather Quickie for the Week of May 21-28, 2012

Monday 80 p-cloudy, Tuesday 82 pm t-storms, Wednesday 80 scattered t-storms, Thursday 79 iso t-storms, Friday 84 p-cloudy, Saturday 89 m-sunny, Sunday 88 m-sunny, Monday 83 m-sunny (as per on Sunday 5/21/12)






Reminder - Help us Help you!

My inbox is busy lately. I get several handfuls of flyers each week - folks asking if I can put their event flyer in The Carolina Rider Scene. As I've said before (and will enthusiastically say again and again!,) YES! That's why we are here! We just need a little help from you to make this work right for all involved.....

Get it in Early!

First, please, GET YOUR FLYERS IN EARLY! I'd say a good 2 months ahead of the event is great if possible, more time is even better, less time means you may not reach very many people. I'm guessing that you yourself don't read this e-Magazine every time it comes out. Perhaps you get time to fully read it once a month, maybe more, maybe less. But going through every word and every date is probably not happening consistently. I get it! We are all bombarded by INFO-OVERLOAD and busy Inboxes! So my point is, give us as much time as possible to display your flyer so that folks see it and read it - it may take several weeks.

We are Your Marketing Partner!

We want to be your Marketing Partner! - It's a simple non-financial exchange - we will do lots to promote your event, your group, & your charity and all we ask are some little things such as our logo on your flyers/signs, a little event report written by one of you, photos from the event, and good high-quality flyers for us to put in this e-Magazine! Want to know what else? We've put some guidelines online for you. Check it out now! and get your flyers in EARLY!

Good Hearts make this Community Great!

Most charitable rides are grassroots efforts by the good-hearted riding community reaching out to each other and to the world around us. The Carolina Rider is here to help you make your events successful, well-attended, and well-known! I realize that I covered this topic recently but due to the high volumn of events, I wanted to come back to it again to encourage you to provide us with the info we need so that we can help you and your charitable efforts.



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It's a holiday weekend coming and we're taking next Monday off for some riding fun of our own. May you enjoy great safe fun times and look for The Carolina Rider Scene NEXT TUESDAY.

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

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The Joy of Motorcycling

and the Danger of Not Knowing what you are doing!

I have heard a couple of stories lately about people who bought bikes, took off on them and ended up dead or in the hospital. You know, motorcycles play for keeps.... as do the cars and trucks that have no idea we are there.

I teach the MSF course for CPCC in Matthews as well as Riders Edge for Harley-Davidson of Charlotte. These classes teach people how to ride; but more importantly they help them be safer out on the road.

I have had many calls and emails over the years telling me that the class saved their life. They took the class and knew what to expect out on the road and being aware prevented a tragedy in their life.So, please, if you know a rider, encourage him or her to take a safety course so our friends will be around for tomorrow's ride.


Also, here's a little something from a reader responding to my column last week about Lake Lure's noise ordinance ....

Hey Jon, In NJ they won't test your bike for you, until you are stopped and given a ticket. As a retired POI am pretty safe, but am impressed that down South they will testit for you. Sincerely, Detective Michael Taylor

Thanks for writing, Michael ... and thanks to all of you who take time to read!


Ride Safe and Keep The Shiny Side Up,

Jon "Footloose" Pendleton





SkyLine Inn

Ride Like A Pro




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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











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