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The Little Weather Quickie for the Week of June 6-13, 2011

Monday 88 sunny, Tuesday 91 sunny, Wednesday 96 p-cloudy, Thursday 92 p-cloudy, Friday 91 sunny, Saturday 89 iso-t-storms, Sunday 88 scattered t-storms, Monday 89 sunny(as per on Tuesday 6/6/11)


Bike Wash Girlzzz

Every Wednesday at The Lube!

This year with a new twist: every month they'll have a bikini contest and this year they will have 2 beautiful bike washers at The Lube.

Come meet the QS&L Bike Wash Gals and get your bike cleaned up at the same time!



Another new Carolina Connection


Hey Lincolnton and everyone who ventured over to Lincolnton this weekend, it was so great to meet you! Even tho I am North Carolina born and bred, I don't recall ever being in that little hometown and was delighted to enjoy good people and good food and drink in a cool little Mayberry-like setting. As Holly, (my new friend from The Bakery who has a smile like sunshine) said, "It's a Mayberry here without Andy and Barney."

The Big Ride and all us characters of The Carolina Rider dot com had a blast and didn't even notice that it was almost 100degrees in the shade. It was a good time and a good place for riders!



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I'm getting a number of requests for GROUP SUBMISSION FORMS! So, of course, I am re-running this again as promised since it's an effort to help you all. Thanks to everyone who sent in requests.

Yes, we have had a delay in getting forms out to you but they WILL get to you ... I promise! Everyone who has written in is on a list to receive as soon as that delay is cleared from "the road!"

Attention Riding Groups/Organizations!

Today I send a shout out to all of you who are part of riding groups, organizations, and clubs. It's time for you to show your stuff in THE CLUB ROOM which will be found under GROUP PAGES at! We want to help you get the word out about who and what you are and all that you're doing in our Carolina communities.

Some of you are charitable organizations. Some social riding groups. Some of you band together for a cause. Some of you ride together for fun. Some groups are focused on specific towns, some on specific types of motorcycles. Some are loosely laid-back and some are very defined and formal. It's all cool........

The Carolina Rider CLUB ROOM

The Club Room offers space for motorcycle-related community groups to:

  1. List General information about their organization
  2. Provide membership and contact information for riders to explore involvement
  3. Share periodic reports, articles, stories, photos, and announcements for The Carolina Rider community to enjoy and connect

If you would like your organization represented in The Carolina Rider CLUB ROOM, email me for a GROUP SUBMISSION FORM today!

We are here for you. Help us help you.



The Carolina Rider at The Hog Happenin'

For a great Jane-style illustration of the Hog Happenin', check out her story online!

Hope your week is all you want it to be!


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

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The Story of Joe Cool

by Stealth with photos by Stealth and Vicki

"Joe Cool is a bike with a tragic story behind it;

but, as with all tragedies some good comes along."


Joe Cool's name comes from a charter boat. The boat was contracted by two fugitives who hijacked the crew and in the end murdered the four crew members. Joe Cool ran out of fuel and was found floating twelve miles from the Cuban coast. The killers were also found floating in a life raft. That is the tragic part of this story.

The bike was built for a cousin of the Captain of Joe Cool the boat. It was built by Chop- Shop Customs out of Fort Lauderdale Florida. The bike was tagged "Joe Cool" in memory of the crew that lost their lives.

Now here is where Bob Isaacson and his son Logan come into the story. For Bob's 50th birthday, he bought himself a 2007 Road King. Bob told Logan that if he would complete the Riders Safety Course, he would buy him a bike so they could ride together. Logan was 17 at the time. Let me tell you, no matter how long you have been riding, it is a whole new ball game handing the keys of a bike to your son or daughter!

Logan held up his end of the deal. The other part of the deal was that for one year Logan would have to ride with his Dad before being turned loose on his own. Bob wanted to be sure of Logan's riding habits and Logan again agreed. They started looking for a bike and he wanted a bobber, not a brand-new-out-of-the-box bike but a ground-up-shop built-bobber!
The search began and it turned into a LONG search but Logan nor his Dad did not give up.

After searching online for a bike, they decide to go to Florida and look. They jumped in the car at 6pm one Thursday night and headed south. Logan went online again and spotted Joe Cool. They made the trip to Star Island in Miami and as soon as they saw Joe Cool, they both knew that was the bike! The price was agreed on and two weeks later Joe Cool was on the way to its new home in Charlotte NC!

Joe Cool is a COOL bike! It is a no BS, bare bones, hardcore bobber. No stereo and speakers, no GPS system, no IPOD. No frills, just power and speed with it's 110" RevTech Knucklehead-styled engine, 5-speed electric and kick starter REVTech transmission.

Joe Cool's look is timeless and it draws a crowd at bike nights!


Like I said, sometimes we have to look and sometimes we have to wait but sometimes something good comes from a tragedy. This time it is the bond between a father and son who have made memories that both will always remember. Like I have always said a bike is more than a machine and this is a perfect example. Joe Cool is a rolling memorial to the crew who lost their lives and it is a bridge between father and son. May you roll forever Joe Cool!

Note: If you would like to read the story of that original Joe Cool, check this book out. The book is called "Murder on the High Seas," which is the true story of the Joe Cool's final voyage. The book is published by Carol Soret Cope.

Check out more photos of the Joe Cool bike online!













Thanks for saying so....

We hear lots of nice feedback when we're out and about. This weekend at the Hog Happenin', we enjoyed hearing from one guy that he drops everything as soon as The Carolina Rider Scene comes through on his phone and sits down and reads and enjoys. Another woman said she looked forward to us every week because it felt like "a letter from family." Cool. We do see how our rider community is very much family.

Got this email last week and thought I'd share it:

I love your newsletter format and content.  I've forwarded your newsletter to several friends around here, and we may head up to some of the events in the Gastonia, Mcadenville area - which would be a nice little ride for us.  and Sometimes we even head over to the Rock Hill area. 
I would love to see more information for the Upstate SC (Greenville, Spartanburg) area, and even eastern NC (Ashville, west to Tenn.(Gatlinburg/Tail of the Dragon))  If I could contribute anything at all for this area, I'd be glad to send in some of the flyers I pick up at HD Greenville, or other local shops about poker runs/events etc.   
I ride a 2000 Road King Classic, Just had the motor rebuilt to a 103, TW55 Cams, new paint - Candy Apple Red, My wife Paula rides a 2008 Nightster 1200 decked out like a cruiser - we take a lot of long trips.

  Anyway, just wanted to let you know I appreciate your newsletter and I'm glad I'm on your mailing list.
Thank you again,
Michael V

Thanks Michael. Thanks everyone for helping to make this venture worthwhile! And, yes, you CAN help. You ALL can help with sending us your feedback and stories and photos, by posting your events and any events you hear about on our CALENDAR, by reading, and by sharing The Carolina Rider dot com with your friends who ride.

Winner of WTT Tickets

And, hey, I get to announce the winner of 2 tickets to Wheels Though Time Museum who answered my question of last week, "When did WTT open?" Henry Donald of Greer, SC was first to get it right: 2002. Congrats and enjoy Henry!


As always,

Ride Safe and Keep The Shiney Side Up,

Jon "Footloose" Pendleton


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