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In This Issue:

The Little Weather Quickie

Weekend Motorcycle Events

Bike Nites/Other Recurring Events

Some Differently-Flavored Events of Charlotte & Beyond!

GatorBites with Jason E. Taylor, Atty

Free Thinking with Fancy Free

Cover Story: Our Hollywood

Kibbles 'n Bits - Links, Stats, 'n News to chew on

Loose Talk with Jon


Look for much more at www.thecarolinarider.com

The Little Weather Quickie for the Week of August 10-17

Tuesday 95 partly cloudy, Wednesday 96 partly cloudy, Thursday 98 partly cloudy, Friday 94 scattered t-storms, Saturday 89 scattered t-storms, Sunday 90 scattered t-storms, Monday 88 scattered t-storms (as per www.intellicast.com on Monday 8/9/10)



What some of our Sponsors are up to this week

Hollywood's Cycles and RaY'coustic, use it before we loose it, save our summer, Saturday Bike Night!

Location: The Sandtrap Bar & Billiards

1923 Westinghouse Blvd Charlotte, NC



Bike Nites at

Quaker Steak and Lube in Concord, NC ... Wednesdays

Buffalo Wild Wings in Gastonia, NC ... Thursdays

McKoy's in Charlotte, NC ... Fridays

Steve's Bar & Grille ... every other Thursday (that'd be next week!)

(see The Carolina Rider Events CALENDAR for many more events plus full details)...

Please look and add your own events when they come up! There's always much to choose from around our Carolinas ...




New space-saving feature....click on LINK above to find this listing!




a few events & destinations that you might like to ride to this week....

New space-saving feature....click on LINK above to find this listing!

Q. Explain to me liability, uninsured and underinsured coverage please, and can you do it so it makes sense?

A. The tricky part is explaining in a way that makes sense. Remember too, I am talking about coverage in North Carolina. Also remember an insurance policy is a contract and in order to understand your policy or contract for coverage it would need to be specifically reviewed. They are not all the same. Lawyer mumbo jumbo now aside...

Liability coverage is that part of your policy that pays for the damage you cause. You have liability for bodily injury and for property damage. You pay for a certain amount of coverage. If you have a 30/60 policy for bodily injury it will pay 30,000 per a person or 60,000 for two more people injured due to your covered negligence. This size policy is the smallest you can get in North Carolina and therefore does not have an underinsured provision.

Uninsured is to provide you and your vehicle occupants coverage when another person is at fault and they do not have insurance coverage. You are insuring against other negligent drivers with uninsured coverage and you are insuring your own negligence with liability coverage. Uninsured coverage mirrors liability in its amount unless you agree to something else in writing on the proper insurance forms.

Underinsured is when you insure against other negligent drivers who have insurance but not as much as you think is necessary to protect you and your occupants.  Underinsured coverage pays the difference between the liability and the underinsured coverage so if the person who hits you has a 30/60 and you have a 50/100 underinsured pays the difference between the 30k and 50k which is 20k.

There are many more issues to consider such as stacking various policies and medical payment offsets etc. This is very complicated and you can extinguish your rights to other coverage if you sign a general release with the liability carrier. Also remember that insurance companies will value your case lower than you do and so you need to be prepared from the moment an incident happens in order to make the best possible resolution, regardless if by settlement, arbitration or trial.

We've put on a New Face!

"I need to go put on a new face" a woman in an old movie might say as she heads off to a frilly vanity mirror to pull out jars of foundation color and eye pencils and cheek rouge. I don't know that I hear it much these days but it's a phrase out of some storyline just like "Excuse me while I go powder my nose" and "I think I'll go slip into something more comfortable." Girl lines from TV and movies past.

All said to herald the newness on the face of The Carolina Rider dot com. We thought we'd be unveiling it much sooner than this and with a bit more fanfare but, alas, good things take time ... and lots and lots and LOTS of energy!

As you navigate your browser to www.thecarolinarider.com you see a difference and the differences extend deeper into the site as you go. We're by no means finished. In fact, all this means is much more work to be done. Our new menu is leading us down several more roads to explore and more online venues to create for you......The Club Room for motorcycle organizations/groups/clubs to share what's up in their worlds... Girl Power, a section especially for us gals who ride....and another portion of the site for charitable motorcycle groups. We're working on The Forum and it might even be up tonight if not tomorrow or the next day. Truth is, we'll always be working to keep things fresh for you!

But what I really want to point out to ya today is the look of our site...it's a little bit more magazine-y, huh? When you go to our HOME PAGE you see articles where there used to be roads. These will change in and out so keep checking back. They start on HOME but complete and live on their respective pages. You'll get the hang of it. It's not all that different from what all's out there in cyberworld. It's just special because it's The Carolina Rider!

As I indicated a couple weeks ago, I'm highlighting some of our Sponsors over the next few weeks as we celebrate our first anniversary. Check out this week's article which starts here and leads you to the home page for more.....

Our Hollywood

You know him. You've at least seen him on some ride, at some event, or behind a parts counter somewhere. He's the one who everyone speaks to. It's not that he stands out. His is a gentle-strong presence. A friendly connector of people; he's hugging shoulders, shaking hands, kissing babies as well as babes.

Jay "Hollywood" Greenfield. He's aptly named since he's like our low-key hometown Hollywood-style celebrity of sorts! And we adore our Hollywood. You can't help it. When folks say that old phrase "you couldn't meet a nicer guy" they must be talking about him. And he won't like that this article talks more about him than it does his business. But pardon me, dear friend, it is your light that we're all drawn to like moths to a flame.

You might know him from many years at area Harley-Davidson dealerships including Charlotte H-D and Cox. Even more likely you remember his six and a half years with Carolina Harley in Gastonia. He remembers. Beside the cash register on his counter today is a black-framed photo of Hollywood and Click. Ever ready at their parts counter, he was and still is our area's go-to guy for parts info. If you want to know where to find an ABC part for your XYZ bike, you call Hollywood. These days though, you gotta dial 704-827-9991 for Hollywood's Cycles, his own shop in McAdenville, NC whose doors opened in March 2007. READ MORE


I am pleased to be part of this creation...and so looking forward to sharing with you some new writers, new columns, and new additions to our publications. Stealth has a new Corner coming! A "newbie" column is underway! We're talking with a handful of other new writers and creators and I look foward to bringing them to you as we get to that part of the road. In the meantime, if you have a gift to share as a part of this Carolina publication, give me a holler. I'd love to hear from you and perhaps get you involved in the continuing story of The Carolina Rider!

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



Quick little Links, Stats, 'n News to chew on....

Some Fun Videos!

Take a stroll around the web and check out a few fun videos....

1. Can you do THIS?

2. A couple versions of Arlo Guthrie's Motorcycle Song! VERSION#1 and VERSION#2



A Reader Responds about the tax free weekend info in last week's Carolina Rider Scene...

"The S.C. tax free weekend in August was meant to help with back -to-school purchases. However things like wedding dresses, baby clothes and other borderline items. The one in November was to benefit the many hunters and gun enthusiasts in S.C. Now however a move is afoot to trim back the items available in the August weekend and to do away with the November one altogether. The reason given is that the state loses too much tax money. However the members of the government behind this are reported to be anti-gun supporters. It makes you wonder what's the real objective.

Although I haven't owned a bike in 30 years the wife and I like to ride. Now that the kids are on their own maybe we'll be able to get back in the saddle. I enjoy the newsletter and I think ya'll do a great job." D Lucas


Jimmy B shares "motorcycle wisdom" from cyberspace ...

"Never do less than forty miles before breakfast"




Allstate's "Ghost Bike" Commerical

Allstate is coming out with a couple of motorcycle commercials. I have included the "making of the commercial" (below) for you to review. It's very cool. They show you how the spot is made and the spot itself is very captivating to watch.

The point is... if you read the GatorBites column about insurance above and you watch the "making of " commercial below you will get the feeling that you really need to be properly insured... both you and your bike.

Oh yea, and if you want to stay away from the crashes themselves, (and I'm sure you do) please look into the Harley-Davidson safe riding course, "Riders Edge". It is offered by both of our Sponsors, Harley-Davidson of Charlotte and Cox Harley-Davidson of Rock Hill. We have a new Rider Training page listing classes...more to come.

And hey, by the way....while I'm sorry to say that Allstate (who made the killer commercial I reference above) is not one of our advertisers... I am happy to tell you that Derick at Superior Insurance and Mike Baucom at Nationwide Insurance are Sponsors of The Carolina Rider and will happily help you get the proper coverage.

Until next week keep the shiney side up!!

Jon "Footloose" Pendleton
Publisher, www.TheCarolinaRider.com








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