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Lil' Weather


Free Thinking with Fancy Free


July 28: Ride for Mike Capello, Charlotte, NC

August 11: A Celebration of Life Poker Run, Matthews, NC

August 11: BFBF Hotter than Hell Run, Spring Lake, NC

August 18: Big Pot Fun Run, Lincolnton, NC

August 25: CMOU Riding for Relief, Concord, NC

Sept 15: Families Helping Families Poker Run, Columbia, SC


Loose Talk with Jon



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The Little Weather Quickie for the Week of July 23-30, 2012

Monday 92 p-cloudy, Tuesday 95 iso t-storms, Wednesday 92 scattered t-storms, Thursday 95 p-cloudy, Friday 94 m-sunny, Saturday 92 iso t-storms, Sunday 91 sunny, Monday 91 m-cloudy (as per on Monday 7/23/12)





Happy 3rd Anniversary

to The Carolina Rider!

It was August of 2009 when we first went online with Since then, this e-Magazine, The Carolina Rider Scene, has joined our website to be the publications for riders in The Carolinas to find out about events, read about riders & riding pleasures, enjoy photos of motorcycle events and enthusiasts as well as some real Carolina Beauties, and stay current on some pertinent Carolina issues. In this business-challenged world, we're proud to still be here .. more proud to be growing, thanks to our Readers, our Sponsors, and our Creative Contributors!

As we move into and through our Anniversary month, we'll be highlighting some special folks and resources that make what we do possible .... and probably telling you a few inside stories too!


Who is Stealth?

Our first anniversary highlight article shines some light on our contributing writer, Mike "Stealth" Pullin. We are particularly appreciative of the enthusiasm, attention, and care that Stealth puts into his monthly column, Stealth's Custom Corner, and the various additional articles he shares periodically. Read on HERE to learn more about this passionate rider/writer.....





Motor Maids Convention

A couple weeks back I had the privilege of popping into the annual Motor Maids convention that was held in Spartanburg, SC. Footloose and I enjoyed chatting with a few of these devoted women riders and were simply impressed with the showing from all over the US and beyond! These gals are required to ride to convention and seeing folks from Canada and the West coast who rode in is inspiring.

Sandy Reece has been kind enough to write a series of articles for us leading up to this convention. She's been an officer representing North Carolina and she was bustling about at their Red Ribbon luncheon when we ran into her. In the midst of her duties she pointed out the oldest of the members who were present ... and when I say oldest, I mean bold, strong, rider women who are up past 70, 80, and 90 years old! Thanks to Sandy for taking time to make those connections for us, for her wonderful articles, and for the current article she's sharing post-conference that's online now.

We have a good many photos now online as well in our GALLERY for you to check out too!




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


Rhonda H sent in this info ...

We are having a poker run for a local Matthews police officer,Tommy Jordan. Tommy and his wife Brenda lost their daughter in April of 2012 after a year and half battle with a double lung transplant ....


This came in from Stephanie H. ....

One of my coworkers, Mike Capello, 51, has 4 kinds of cancer and the doctors have given him less than 60 days to live. We are organizing a Poker Run in his honor and we are going to split the proceeds between his family and the American Cancer Society.

The run is going to take place in Charlotte, NC on July 28th. We are going to have an American Red Cross blood drive before the run and provide food for all the participants after the run. We are going to be providing tshirts for all the participants, as well as selling them to non-participants.

To help out or for more info, please contact Stephanie



Peake Fowler (an event sponsor below) is one of the Sponsors of The Carolina Rider - give 'em some good support!






I've been to the Chesnee Antique Bike event before - rode through one time on the way home from the mountains. Chesnee is a cool little town with a lot of motorcycle lovers scattered about. The antique bike show is set in the middle of this little old town all along Main Street. It was pretty crowded from what I remember and I'm looking forward to going back. Footloose and I just discovered we have a free Saturday and we're heading that way this weekend and hope you'll come too. Check out more info in Jon's column below and come ride with us Saturday! Love to have you along....


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

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Connecting with People

I received this very nice and much-appreciated email recently:

Hey John, Bear here. Just wanted to say that I enjoy the hell out of your e-mag!!! I am over here in Kabul, Afghanistan and will have missed most of the riding season. Your e-mag helps me feel atttached to the biker community while I am here serving our warriors!!! My wife, Ginny, still attends bike night at McKoy's and other events. We were also just married at McKoy's (first bike night of 2012) before I deployed here in April 2012 !!! I appreciate all of the support, coaching (Charlotte HD Rider's Edge) you and the rest of the biker community has given her and myself !!! Keep the rubber side down and the Chrome side up !!!! Bear Waller

Bear, Thanks for the kind words about The Carolina Rider (TCR) magazine. And thank you for helping to keep America safe. When you get back we would like for you and your wife to take a trip to Maggie Valley Inn for the weekend. So we are sending you a gift certificate to Maggie Valley Inn. Keep reading TCR but, most importantly, stay safe and come home soon.


As you can see above we are privileged to be a part of this great motorcycling community. Last week I was at the Motor Maids convention and a lady who was from Ohio came up to me and said: "you're Footloose aren't you?" I told her I was and asked how she knew me: "Oh, I read The Carolina Rider Scene every week!" she said.... I'm not sure how she got on our list but we are happy to have her and we are truly lucky to continue to meet great people out in the world.

Ride with us THIS SATURDAY!

Chesnee Antique Bike Show 7/28

Speaking of meeting people, The Carolina Rider is going to ride to the Antique Bike show in Chesnee, SC on Saturday. So if you want to ride too, meet us at Cracker Barrel in Gastonia at the New Hope Rd exit. We will leave the parking lot at 10am headed to Chesnee. And here's some great incentive: the first 10 bikes to show up will get a free meal from Sweetwater Sports Bar & Grill in Lake Wylie. (formerly Wylie Gators) Rain or Shine!!!
So see you Saturday!!!


Ride Safe and Keep The Shiny Side Up,

Jon "Footloose" Pendleton





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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





SkyLine Inn

Ride Like A Pro
















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