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Sponsor Highlight: Cox's Harley-Davidson


THIS SATURDAY: SBB's College Football Tailgate Party!


DEC. 3: Gaston Co. Toy Run for Kids


Lil' Weather


Free Thinking with Fancy Free


Have you sent in your slideshow PHOTO?


Stealth's Custom Corner


Loose Talk with Jon


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The Little Weather Quickie for the Week of Nov 7-14, 2011

Monday 67 p-cloudy, Tuesday 69 p-cloudy, Wednesday 69 m-sunny, Thursday 61 few showers, Friday 54 sunny, Saturday 61 m-sunny, Sunday 65 p-cloudy, Monday 68 p-cloudy (as per on Monday 11/7/11)







Always, inquisitive, I asked a riding friend years ago why it is that motorcycles and veterans are so entwined? Many answers came back to me including the use of motorcycles in the military and the banding together of home-again buddies into riding clubs. I'm sure I'm missing other links in the puzzle but it really doesn't matter. The fact is, the riding community and the world of our military veterans are fused together.

Veteran's Day approaches and the country stands and salutes those who have stood and delivered. So today is a Veteran's special edition of Free Ride, the periodic pointer to possible freebies you can get to on your bike (and via other vehicles too!)


Veteran's Day FREE RIDES

Applebees free entree on FRIDAY, 11/11

Golden Corral Military Appreciation Dinner NEXT MONDAY, 11/14

Free canes for Vets in need from Sam's Club

Outback Free bloomin' onion and Coke ALL THIS WEEK

Free carwashes at various shops

Texas Roadhouse free entree & Coke THIS FRIDAY

Free wings at Hooters THIS FRIDAY

McCormick & Schmicks Free Entree THIS SUNDAY 11/13

There are lots more out there! You can do a Google search or check out any of the following sites:

Freebies for Vets LIST # 1

Freebies for Vets LIST #2

Freebies for Vets LIST #3





... an eclectic little section dedicated to eclectic items sent in by our eclectic readers!


This Saturday ...



Just down the road a bit ....





BEAUTIFUL photos of our Wonderful World of Riding!

Thank you to all of you who have sent in photos. You're just making me wish I was on all of the rides with you to see such beautiful sights!

Do YOU have some great photos you've shot along your rides?

Send in your BEST ride photos. We're going to compile a slideshow accompanied by the Louis Armstrong song "What a Wonderful World." Get your photo in The Carolina Rider slideshow! It will be on our website permanently and featured in The Carolina Rider Scene for several weeks.

Here's what we're looking for....

  • beautiful, touching, inspiring, moving, playful, happy, joy-filled scenes
  • shots must have a motorcycle or part of a motorcycle (or more than one motorcycle) in the shot (a photo that shows a rearview mirror for instance counts as a part of the bike)
  • show us YOUR PERSPECTIVE - what you see and love to see on your rides! - express yourself!
  • the more creative and original you are, the better your chance of getting in the slideshow

if you have questions, contact me

Cue the music ... ENJOY!


There's sun shining through the window as I type this sentence. I'm indoors but can feel the sun on the right side of my face and shoulder and all it's doing is teasing me! By the time I finish here in the office, the sun will be heading down. Ahh, the end of Daylight Savings Time!

Hoping you've caught up with your clocks.......


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

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Old number 59 ...

... one bad ass bike!

I came across this bike at the Red,White and Brew bike show held at Harley-Davidson of Charlotte this past August. As soon as Kenny Carter pulled up on his creation, I knew at first glance this was a feature bike! The number 59 comes from the dates of his kids' birthdays being added together ... 59! A cool tribute to his kids.

This bike is not a bike you are going to see on any showroom floor and for me that adds to the "COOL" factor. The more you look at old 59, the more you see... a lot of one-off parts made from things that never were intended to be used on a motorcycle. Things like the head light and tail light assemblies: Those come from air compressor pistons. That oil tank between the frame down tubes comes from a 1920 Russian tractor! The heat shields are from brass door plate and the tank panel is from roofing flash!

Yeah, you cannot buy these parts anywhere, Kenny made all of them and that makes old number 59 a unique machine. I dig bikes like old number 59. They have their own style and no one is going to mistake this bike in a parking lot. It stands out. It has its own personaility. I really dig the creativity and imagination that went into this ride.The paint, believe it or not, Kenny painted the way we used to paint them, with a rattle can. Pork Chop laid down the graphics. Not everyone can do what Kenny did with this bike, he made it his own.

Old number 59 is no slouch blistering the black top either. Cradled in the Softail frame is 106" Evo-style engine with S&S bottom end and a TP top end. A Mikuni carb feeds this beast. The exhaust started life as a Thunder Header and Kenny did some modification it. The tranny features a Harley-Davidson case and inside that case is a Rev-Tech close-ratio gear set.

Kenny was the kind of guy that I could talk bikes with all day. He is already planning his next project, a board track racer and I can't wait to see it. Oh yeah, and to Kenny's kids, you all should be very proud of your Dad. Every time old number 59 fires up, it is a tribute you!





Who's up for a Mid-week Ride?



It's great riding weather....

... and so I'm starting to get an itch. I want to get on the bike and ride for the day. No phones, no computers. Just me the bike and some great weather.

Anybody up for a two-day ride in the middle of the week? Any days but Mondays suit me mostly. So, send me an email. Tell me you'd like to take a mid-week ride too ... and offer up some suggested day rides possibilities. As I hear back, we'll see what we can work out. You know our Carolinas - lots of good ride options.

So where would you go if you could grab the handlebars for the day or two?

Looking forward to hearing from some of you!



Ride Safe and Keep The Shiney Side Up,

Jon "Footloose" Pendleton



Cox H-D







Harley-Davdison of Charlotte




SkyLine Inn




Motorcycle Maps



Mad Dog Custom Cycles

Ride Like A Pro


Cox H-D





Harley-Davdison of Charlotte







SkyLine Inn





Motorcycle Maps



Mad Dog Custom Cycles


Ride Like A Pro



Cox H-D








Harley-Davdison of Charlotte









SkyLine Inn





Motorcycle Maps



Mad Dog Custom Cycles


Ride Like A Pro



Cox H-D









Harley-Davdison of Charlotte









SkyLine Inn





Motorcycle Maps



Mad Dog Custom Cycles


Ride Like A Pro



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