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Lil' Weather

Some Events

Bike Nites

Other Events

Free Thinking with Fancy Free

Kibbles 'n Bits

 

Loose Talk with Jon

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Every kid wants to be a fireman when they grow up...even Ryan!

The Little Weather Quickie for the Week of August 31-Sept. 7

Tuesday 91 sunny, Wednesday 91 p-cloudy, Thursday 90 sunny, Friday 88 m-cloudy, Saturday 91 isolated t-storms, Sunday 91 isolated t-storms, Monday 89 sunny (as per www.intellicast.com on Monday 9/6/10)

 

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Bike Nites with some Carolina Rider Sponsors...

Bike Nites at

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

McKoy's in Charlotte, NC ... Fridays

Steve's Bar & Grille ... every other Thursday (next week, that is)

(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 ...

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September 15th is when Quaker Steak and Lube, Concord is giving away a new H-D Sportster "48". This week is the last week you can get your name in the drawing for next week's big prize presentation. So mark your calendars & make sure your name is in the drawing by registering THIS WEDNESDAY at QS&L!

 

BIKE NITES & OTHER RECURRING EVENTS

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

 

SOME DIFFERENTLY-FLAVORED EVENTS AROUND CHARLOTTE (& beyond!)

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!

 

It's FESTIVAL TIME!!!

What a deee-licious time of year! Sunny days might still be blistering hot but there's a fresh hint of chill in evening air to refresh our fried Summer skins. And no matter how long gone from the classrooms we might be, there's a call of back to school that stirs our need to start a new journey....(or at least to go out and buy pencils, notebooks, and lunchboxes!)

And then there's the other flavor of the shifting season ....it's festival time! Check out any community calendar and you'll see. As we compiled this weeks' "Differently-Flavored Events around Charlotte and Beyond," the Fall Festival events jumped off the screen - something new and different! Check it out....This week alone, there's The Apple Festival in Westminster, SC...Rudy's Bluegrass in the Woods Autumn Festival in Anderson, SC....Sea Island Cultural Events Festival in John's Island, SC....and the Yiasou Greek Festival in Charlotte, NC!

Later this month the herald of Autumn... at least in my heart and mind... The Festival in the Park at Freedom Park in Charlotte. The Festival in the Park began when I was 3 and I don't think I've ever missed one. Just as December means Christmas and as January reminds me I'm a year older, when I flip the calendar to September, I hear the call of The Festival in the Park. And, yes, there are many many other festivals I have been to and love - I'm particulary in love in with Lake Eden Arts Festival in Black Mountain (LEAF.com) and most any music-oriented fest. But The Festival in the Park is like a beloved member of my family, a part of me, something I feel and taste and know without question.

And, for me, Fall festivals and motorcyle riding share something sensual ... the feel and flavor of it all. To be "in" a festival is like the full-body sensation of "being" on a bike. The scents and colorful sights, the varied sounds and movements. Roasting pecans and fiddlers sawing a tune, fire artists and jugglers creating magical moments, the passing scenery wrapping around you and the foods you take into you. Yum!

 

QUESTION OF THE WEEK:

What Festivals do you find yourself drawn to? Got any good ones to recommend for a delicious Carolina ride as the days get cooler and the trees change costumes?

Head over to our FORUM and share your answers to this week's Question of the Week!

(For now, the QOTW is located under the "Welcome to the Forum" section of our Forum)

 

This week we welcome back Stealth's Custom Corner with another sizzling custom ride being showcased. Next week, we welcome a new columnist/coordinator for our rider charities section to our little weekly e-pub .... and later this month, a rider question and answer column will be unveiled. It's invigorating to be in the midst of innovative creation with such interesting and fun folks!

Along with Fall festivals popping up from the hills to the shores and all around the Upstate and Piedmont, our CALENDAR content is rising like the Carolina tides. Just look at all that's going on this weekend! And oh how we'd like to be present for each and every motorcycle event in North and South Carolina. But since the clock still chimes only 24 times a day (or 48 if it sings on the half too!,) the choices get tough. We're happy to be sponsors of this weekend's Charlotte Firefighters Poker Run and associated festivities and look forward to seeing you at the start, along the way, or at the end shindig. If you're somewhere else, we understand that you too can't be everywhere at once. So why not give us a hand and send in photos and stories of your riding experience this weekend. We'll show you ours if you show us yours!

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

www.TheCarolinaRider.com

 

THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL  .... $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

 
People work for it, people steal for it, people dream of winning it, people sell their bodies for it, people have killed for it, people will sell their souls for it, and songs have been sung about it and in these days of legal thievery and corporate greed, the world spins on it! You all know what I am talking about, MONEY!  Money, The Root of All Evil, the name of this bike you see before you. 
 
I first met the owner of this bike, John Skeen last summer at a local bike show where I was a judge.  The first time I saw the bike, I really thought it was a bitchin' bike. I wanted more info on the bike. I did not see John again until the Easyriders show came to Charlotte in January.
 
I hooked up with John and set up a time to take pictures and get the story on his bike. John tells me the bike started out as a build to sell and it was a budget bike. Well we have all been there and the budget gets blown! There was also a business deal between builder and owner that went sour, as things sometimes do.  Towards the end of the project the amount of money being spent started to wear on John and he tells me it had turned into a "Money Bucket." That is when the name of the bike came about although there was nothing evil about the bike, besides its bitchin' looks. It was just one thing started leading to another. Once I talked to John I could tell he is meticulous with details, kinda reminds me of myself.

The bike, "ROOT OF ALL EVIL" features a flawless paint job that showcases every symbol for currency from around the world, 137 to be exact!  The name of the bike comes at a time when "legal thievery and corporate greed" run rampant. This bike was not done to showcase how much money John put into the bike but to reflect that from the beginning, money is the basis for everything world wide and in most cases is the "Root of All Evil!"
 
Remember I told you how meticulous John is? Well when the bike was painted it was missing some of those 137 symbols for currency .... you got it, it seems the painter overlooked one or two, he had to correct this problem and he did.
 
John tells me he always wanted a "bobber" style bike. The stripped-down bare-bones style, no nonsense bike and I think he has that in "The Root of All Evil!" John also owns a Thunder Mountain custom. 
 
One of the most trick things I have ever seen on a bike is the oil tank. It holds 4 quarts and it is 2 canisters mounted on hinges off of the battery box. John designed this oil tank and tells me there are a lot of hours in it. Matter of fact, the first time I ever saw this bike, the first thing that caught my eye was the oil tank.

The Root of All Evil is based around an "Ultima El Bruto 120" engine matched to an "Ultima 6" speed tranny. The engine and tranny sit in a Kraft Tech  rigid frame, stock rake and no stretch. Up front you will find a DNA Springer front end, stock length with 16" DNA front wheel, the rear sports a 16" DNA wheel also. Both wheels are wrapped in Avon Venom rubber.
 
This is one those bikes, that the more you look at, the more you see!   In most cases, "The Root of All Evil" is money but in this case it was money well spent!

Until next time, RIDE!
STEALTH

Got a hot custom you'd like Stealth to see? Email him! stealth@thecarolinarider.com


KIBBLES 'N BITS

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

For you and your DVR

Of course you already know that this week is the season premier of Sons of Anarchy.

You've probably already got your DVR set to record, huh? By the time you get this e-news, you'll have seen it or waiting for the right time to crack open a beer and crank up the big screen.

Word is, there's another motorcycle-related show coming to the tube......

Ma's Roadhouse premiers on 9/15 on TruTV. Here's the lead-in ...

"She's Sassy. She's Surly. She's 71.....Rick Fairless is the owner of Strokers Dallas, a Texas motorcycle shop, tattoo parlor, and biker bar. His greatest asset is his 71-year-old mother who's also his best, most outspoken employee. Can Rick keep his business afloat? And can Ma keep her hands off the bartender?"

Sounds like fun...perhaps?

 

 

This Saturday!!!!!

Some mighty good people have spent a lot of time preparing to help an awful lot of good people. (What did he say?) Saturday is the date for the Charlotte Firefighters poker run to benefit the Fireman's Benevolent Fund and the MDA. Folks from all over Charlotte, Lake Wylie, Matthews and Concord are trying to make this the best Firefighter poker run yet and I can't think of a better cause. Who is it you call when you are in trouble and need help? It most certainly is not ghost busters!! Day in and day out the Firefighters answer the call, put on their gear climb up in that big red truck and head off down the road to save your *&&.

How about it? Jump on you shiney ride and come spend a little time to help out those who have or are willing to give their all for you?

Saturday morning at the Palmer Building at 2601 East 7th St. in Charlotte.

Look me up, I'll be there taking your registrations!

Until next week keep the shiney side up!!


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

 

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Harley-Davdison of Charlotte

 

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