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The Little Weather Quickie for the Week of Nov. 1 - 8
Monday 63 p-cloudy, Tuesday 60 m-cloudy, Wednesday 55 showers, Thursday 62 showers, Friday 54 p-cloudy, Saturday 52 p-cloudy, Sunday 59 sunny, Monday 65 sunny (as per www.intellicast.com on Monday 11/01/10)
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!
Welcome to November!
I'm writing outdoors today.... at least for awhile. The occasional breezes remind me that Autumn has honestly arrived ... but it's the waterfall of varigated red-orange maple leaves peppering the world around me that really drive the point home. My bike's on a trailer from yesterday's photoshoot and there's not much hope that she and I will have a go today. So my answer to my workday stir-crazies: take it outdoors!
While totally not downing the indoor work option since I'm often an insider ... today I am so grateful to have the option to be "on the outs!" And so I suppose I dedicate today's column to just that: being grateful for today's options.
Welcome November and Happy Autumn everyone! May this new month and season of colors and lowering temp's bring refreshment to your senses...
Calling all Creative Minds
& Willing Souls!
In just the past few weeks, I have had the honor and joy to chat with several riders who wish to share "the stuff of their lives" with you readers of The Carolina Rider Scene and www.thecarolinarider.com. You are all in for some treats as you get to hear fresh and inspiring stories from The Big Ride of Life!
I want to encourage and invite you to become an active part of The Carolina Rider yourself!
Do you take photos when you're out on your bike? At events? Out on our beautiful Carolina highways and byways?
Are you interested and willing to write down your thoughts and experiences, inspiring moments and rider challenges? Do you like to make other people laugh and smile?
Give me a holler and let me help you explore your personal form of creativity and self-expression. Need a little direction? Here are a couple of specific opportunities coming up very shortly that you can participate in.....
Thank you for FRIENDING me! I've enjoyed "meeting" several of you this past week on Facebook and look forward to friending you too. Sadly, the link in last week's e-news didn't work. Try this one ... and, please hook me up with all of your rider friends!
Have you been Facebooked? FancyFree now has a Facebook account so please do "friend me!"
"Go on now, squeeze out every drop of sweetness on your ride today!"
Shake, Rattle, and Roll!
I stumbled across this bike at a local bike show this past summer. The cobalt blue and flame paint job caught my eye as the sun hit the paint and danced off the flames. I left a note on the bike for the owner for when he came back to the bike, saying to get in contact with me.
The owner of this bike, Ken Cooley gave me a call and we scheduled a time to meet to do the photo shoot and get the low down on his bike. While talking to Ken I gathered he was an "old school" guy kinda like myself. It seems our taste in bikes and the styles we like run along the same lines. Ape Hanger bars, flamed paint jobs and solo seats, no unnecessary stuff anywhere, just your basic old school look. This is the kind of bike you would see in old Dave Mann centerfolds in Easyrider magazine in days gone by.
time for a complete teardown and rebuild and he decided to go with the best of everything, Delkron engine cases, 93" S&S Sidewinder kit, S&S E carb, Hyper Charger air cleaner, Rev Tech tranny, Primo belt drive, Crane Hi-4 ignition, crane coils and GMA brakes. The exhaust system on the bike is all handmade and sounds GREAT! Like I said all heavy duty stuff!
KIBBLES 'N BITS
Quick little Links, Stats, 'n News to chew on....
November 1st bike trivia.....
On this day in 1956, Elvis bought a new 1957 H-D FLH. He spent the day riding around Memphis w/ actress Natalie Wood!
Where the Leaves are!
SC Fall Foliage Link ... see where the best colors are showing!
Want to take a new rider class? Here are some contacts....
Keeping it Simple, Part 2
I get calls all the time from people who ask the simplest questions but they make the most sense. The only dumb questions are the ones never asked until it's too late. Sometimes common sense is not helpful. You need to know ... you have to ask!
Last month I talked about oil.... This month, THE BATTERY
When you tighten up the connections on your battery, use blue loctite on the hardware and that'll keep the connections from loosening up. If you have electrical problems, hard starting, cutting out, etc, - check the battery connections first. If that does not fix it, bring it in to our shop and we'll fix it!
See ya on the road,
Got a burning question up your pipes? Fire it off to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday is Voting Day
Until next week keep the shiny side up!!
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