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Lil' Weather

 

Free Thinking with Fancy Free

 

READERVILLE

(Check here weekly for some ever-changing announcements of Not-for-Profit Motorcycle Event Flyers and Info)

 

GatorBites with The Litigator, Jason Taylor: "Biker Culture"

 

Loose Talk with Jon

 

 

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The Little Weather Quickie for the Week of August 13-20, 2012

Monday 89 p-cloudy, Tuesday 88 iso t-storms, Wednesday 88 p-cloudy, Thursday 90 m-sunny, Friday 89 scattered t-storms, Saturday 82 scattered storms, Sunday 81 p-cloudy, Monday 84 p-cloudy (as per www.intellicast.com on Monday 8/13/12)

 

 

 

 

You are our Birthday Gift!

Emails and stories and chats at events are continuing affirmation that The Carolina Rider.com and this e-Mag are needed, appreciated, and utilized resources. While there are lots of motorcycle magazines and event calendars and websites and connections both in print and online, we see that the link we are providing is valued in the chain of our communities.

In his column today, Jason Taylor, The Litigator, says that "bikers are a special group of people who are a light to help others to see." And today just as I finished setting the GatorBites column into The Carolina Rider Scene, I came across this card on my desk and thought you might enjoy it as well "in light" of Jason's words of endorsement .......

"BE THE LIGHT - As keepers of our own attitudes, we must constantly choose to be the light we wish to see in others." (unknown source)

I am absolutely inclined to agree with The Litigator's words. Few communities of people are as consistently compassionate with one another as motorcycle riders. Sure, there's all the usual human emotional interference and tensions but, for the most part, we all know we can turn to another rider and they can turn to us. Please enjoy today's GatorBites ... beautifully-shared musings of a tough lawyer with a soft heart for good folks ......

 

READERVILLE Has Moved to a New Location

To Better Serve You and Your Not-for-Profit Motorcycle Events!

READERVILLE has outgrown its place in my own column and now resides below on its own. In the years since our dream began, our Inboxes have become quite filled with requests for help promoting events. It is our joy and privalege to do so.

For-profit businesses are the backbone of our publications and their advertising dollars make it possible for you to receive what we do FOR FREE and so we call our advertisers SPONSORS. To show your appreciation to them, and to connect with their valuable products and services, please click on their links in the column to the right.

Not-for-profit businesses, groups, and individual efforts are part of who is helped by our Sponsors' support. They make The Carolina Rider and The Carolina Rider Scene and The BIG RIDE Bus and all that we do possible! Their advertising dollars, including the monies they pay for their event flyers to be published (as the ones at the top of this e-Mag are,) make it possible for you to publish your not-for-profit event flyers free.

So, as a part of READERVILLE, I have added some information there to help you know what it's all about and how we can help you as well as what we need from you in order to continue publishing your not-for-profit charitable and educational motorcycle event info. Please take time to read the READERVILLE header below and please email me for additional information on how we can help you and your event! It is an honor to be here for you......

 

And so today's birthday celebration is about YOU. Our birthday present - and year-'round gift - is our connection to you, our readers. Thanks for all you do in little and bigger ways in the world - even if it's only remembering to keep an eye out for fellow riders!

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

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Biker Culture

"The collective will and spirit and selflessness of this unique collection of people makes me a better person."

Like most people, I have many interests. I have only one interest that is physically, psychologically, emotionally & spiritually healing. It is actually more than that, so much more I don't really know how to explain it, but I'll try. I ride a motorcycle. The freedom, the exposure, the singleness of your own experience on a bike is so very real and rewarding it is obvious even to the novice. It is both physical with the elements and psychological with your relationship with the bike and your surroundings. For me, riding has a calming exhilaration to it, if that makes any sense.

There is something else however, even greater than the solitary experience one can have on a motorcycle, and that is immersion in the biker community. The collective will and spirit and selflessness of this unique collection of people makes me a better person. They give me great hope for the human endeavor. I am still learning almost daily the impact this relationship has had, and is having, on my life. Yes, many different organizations make up this community and some are very different, except for their love of bikes and generosity to others. The communal giving of time, energy and resources to those less fortunate is without measure.

But it goes deeper than this....

Let me give you three examples. Let me start with the simplest, which was my own experience. I may have said this before, if so, I apologize. I ran out of gas on my Harley coming down 321 South somewhere between Catawba County and Lincoln County. A biker (in his pickup) coming the other way saw me on the side of the road, exited and came back down 321 to help me. He offered to go buy me gas, I offered to give him money, and he said "No, you don't know me." I said, "Well I will go with you, so I can pay." He said "No, you cannot leave that bike here." This kind person bought a tank and gas and brought it back to me. I got his name and address and sent him a thank you note, money, t-shirt, hat, etc. But it was nothing compared to his generous act.

Another example: I have recently been hired by two people who were injured when vehicles pulled into their lane of travel. These are unrelated cases. In one, a truck with a "look twice for motorcycles" sticker pulls out in front of a motorcycle causing the motorcyclist to go down and suffer injuries. The truck driver denies pulling out, police come, there are several witnesses, but the officer does not list the truck driver as an at fault party but rather as a witness. He also only lists one of the witnesses at the scene. Two others had volunteered their information, but the officer said they were not necessary. These two gave their information to the biker's girlfriend who had showed up. These two were mother and daughter, and the mother is a biker. These two made the selfless act of being and staying involved.

In another very recent case a biker was hit by a truck that swerved into his lane. A fellow biker in his vehicle behind saw it happen, was first to the biker, waited with him for help, gave his info to the police, and then called the hospital to check on the injured biker and give his information to the spouse. The next day members of the biker community were at his hospital bed praying for his quick recovery.

The Light allowing all to see ....

This very special group of people, who are not well liked by many in our society, are really the light that allows so many others to see. What you do so humbly as individuals and as a group has touched me very deeply. Thank you. May we all learn from your kind and generous spirit.

With Much Gratitude,

Jason

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week's TOBY TICKET WINNERS:

Jon O. of Fort Mill, SC

Butch W. of Florence, SC

Wow!, South Carolina, good showing!

Who's going to win this week? Here's a word of advice - GET YOUR ENTRY IN QUICK! We had a BIG response this past week and expect an even bigger response this week plus this week there's only ONE CHANCE to win so don't delay!

 

NC HOG Rally 2012

in The Outer Banks

I mentioned last week that we're taking The BIG RIDE Bus to the Outer Banks in late September for the North Carolina HOG Rally 2012. Sounds like the weather then will be pretty exceptional and I'm looking forward to riding around the area. We're trailering our bikes behind The BIG RIDE. Come join us! Gonna be a good time I'm sure! Check out the flyer above and click on the link to the rally site to learn more.

Performance Honda and More ....

The folks at Performance Honda have a new deal going on. Actually, they are Perfomance HONDA, SUZUKI, VICTORY, and POLARIS these days. Click on their Victory RED TAG EVENT link to the RIGHT and head over to to their place in Pineville and check out what they've got to offer! Good people.... As our photo at the top says, we love our Sponsors, the businesses and individuals who purchase advertising with The Carolina Rider and who make it possible for us to provide all this to you. Please support our Sponsors just as you do each other out there on the road. Thanks much!

Enjoy your week.....

Ride Safe and Keep The Shiny Side Up,
Jon

Jon "Footloose" Pendleton

Publisher, www.TheCarolinaRider.com

 

 

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