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In This Week's Issue:

Lil' Weather

Some Events

Bike Nites

Other Events

Free Thinking with Fancy Free


Loose Talk with Jon



Remember Click? Come RIDE TO VICTORY this Sunday in this Annual Tribute to Click!

Look for much more at www.thecarolinarider.com

The Little Weather Quickie for the Week of Oct. 11 - Oct. 18

Tuesday 88 sunny, Wednesday 84 isolated t-storms, Thursday 72 showers, Friday 69 p-cloudy, Saturday 72 sunny, Sunday 74 sunny, Monday 76 sunny (as per www.intellicast.com on Monday 10/11/10)







Below: A picture of The Victory Junction Gang Camp from last year's Ride to Victory





Bike Nites with some Carolina Rider Sponsors...

Bike Nites at

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

McKoy's in Charlotte, NC ... Fridays

(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!




Ya'll Come! ....

Take a peek at The Carolina Rider dot com - there have been some adjustments and renovations this week that we're liking and think you will too. In last week's Free Thinking, I pointed you to current stories and if you look back at them now, you'll find them a bit easier to read and access. Furthermore, with a new server and updates to make it possible for all browsers to see and use us clearly, we're very happy to say "Ya'll come!"

Yes indeedy!, please do come look around our website! Make yourself at home, kick off your shoes, put up your feet, and hang out awhile. And hey! - as you read through the homepage stories, don't forget to link over to the full stories found on other pages. We're a magazine - flip the pages! (If you don't, you might just miss something important - like the generous savings offered by one of our Sponsors for a lovely mountain room for the night!)

Flip around the MENU and see what else is there! Look under ARTICLES & REVIEWS and you'll find that Stealth has a new story to tell ya. Read about his trip to California.......BUT I WARN YOU: you'll need a napkin for all the drooling you'll do as you read!


Raising Money for Motorbike Transportation in the 3rd World

- The 2nd Annual Ride with Open Eyes, Sat. Oct. 30th-

There's a ride coming up later this month that's only recently hit the road. It's the 2nd Annual Ride with Open Eyes...and, coming from a 15 month old organization, you might not be familiar with this new charity ride. The cause: to provide transportation to pastors and some village leaders in Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Ruwanda. The kind of transportation provided: motorbikes!

Please head on over to our and read about this organization and this month's ride in our ARTICLES section!....


There is, of course, MUCH to do this weekend! Rides on Fri, Sat, and Sun and then all the other out-of-the-saddle living we riding humans do. As he says below, Jon's heading to Daytona but will return for Ride to Victory where we will both be this Sunday. Come join us as we once again celebrate the richly-lived life of Click Baldwin ... and the precarious lives of the kids of the Victory Junction Gang Camp!!

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



A pic from Ride to Victory 2009 taken at the Camp - Kyle Petty's standing just behind the center of the big check



Q. I have been in an accident, now what do I do?

...The LitiGator Answers...

A. Obviously making sure you do everything necessary to maintain your health is your first priority. However, let me suggest some other things you should consider when in a collision. You may or may not be at fault or partly at fault for the collision. It is never a good idea to say you are at fault to those around you, you can always figure out who’s at fault later. Instead, focus on preserving evidence. If there are witnesses, get their name, number and address. Let the officer copy that information if they want but do not give them your copy. Take pictures of the scene and of the vehicles if you have a camera. Make sure the police are called. When speaking with the police, be as clear and brief as you can. If you are having pains, seek medical attention. Frequently, the stories change later and preserving evidence is key to making sure the truth comes out in the end. You will need to let your insurance company know about the incident as soon as possible. Consider talking to a lawyer as soon as possible to help you deal with your insurance as well as the other person's.



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


Fall Color in NC:

website for NC color map

Some scenic rides for FALL COLOR enjoyment


2011 Motorcycles:

Gutsy Hard-edged New Bike from Triumph ... The Thunderbird Storm 2011

Tough Bagger from Kawasaki ... Vulcan 1700 Vaquero


Congress Speaks out Against Motorcycle-only Checkpoints:

Read the letter and see who wrote it!




Riding in The Rain

As I write this, I'm getting ready for my trip to Daytona Beach, FL for BiketoberFest. I've been to many spring rallies in Daytona but this will be my first fall visit. As I prepare for the trip, (Rich, who I'm riding along with, tells me there will be not half-finger gloves or trailers!) there is a slight chance of rain on Thursday... which reminds me of how my students freak out in the rain when I teach the MSF class.

Riding in the rain is like anything else: the more you do it the more experienced you become. The more experienced you are, the more confidence you gain...and the more confident you are, the better you are at riding in the rain.

Prepapation is king. The proper gear is a must. The correct gear keeps you dry and warm. Tires that are not slick also helps. State of mind is a must.

The key to riding in the rain: be prepared to take it slow and just know that the more you do it, the easier is gets.

I hope I don't have to ride in the rain...but if I do, I'm ready.....

Until next week keep the shiny side up!!

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


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