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It's that Teddy-Bear-on-the-back Time of Year!

In This Week's Issue:

Lil' Weather

* Special Ladies Night Event *

Toy Runs

Other Events

Free Thinking with Fancy Free

Stealth's Custom Corner

Gifty Bits! - special holiday section

Loose Talk with Jon

Look for much more at www.thecarolinarider.com

The Little Weather Quickie for the Week of Dec 6-13

Monday 40 sunny, Tuesday 37 sunny, Wednesday 41 p-cloudy, Thursday 47 p-cloudy, Friday 53 am clouds, Saturday 54 m-cloudy, Sunday 52 showers, Monday 44 sunny (as per www.intellicast.com on Monday 12/6/10)




TOY RUNS on Dec. 11th:

TOY RUNS on Dec. 12th:


And, in the near future....




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!







Wanna Write about The Ride of Your Life?


Here's something a little different to consider for your new year ahead.....why not explore writing? No, it's not the norm to find a writers' workshop flyer in a motorcycle e- news, but I'm the one offering it...and several riders are already coming...so if you think you might like to develop your storytelling muscles and put some of the stuff of your life down on paper (or a computer screen!,) here's a chance. The afternoon will be filled with easy and fun opportunities to learn how to write what you think about...what you see in life......what you want to say. You'll discover the "voice" you naturally have to use in your writing and your natural gifts as a storyteller. I promise....nothing dry and boring for those who honestly want to develop their writing skills.

Sure, I'd love for you to get so turned on by writing that you decide to share Stories from Your Ride with The Carolina Rider. But the goal of this workshop has an even bigger intention: to light the fires of creativity wherever they might burn!

Questions? Wanna Register? GIVE ME A HOLLER!

I'm enjoying connecting with friends on Facebook! My last several weeks have been insanely busy and I admit I've been slack in my FB communication....but I'll get to it! What a great way to create relationships.....

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!"
Fancy Free, Site Editor



As soon as I saw this bike I named it the "GANGSTER." The bikes owner agreed that was the look he was going for. I spotted the Gangster at a Friday night bike night at McKoys this past summer. The Gangster stood out in the crowd as the light danced off the spotless chrome. I introduced myself to Aaron Ellis and we set up a time to get the low down on the Gangster.
If you watch the Sons of Anarchy, this bike reminds you of the bikes the Mayans ride ... the Sons rivals on the show. You know the bikes with the high bars,, full set of lights in the front, 21" front wheel with white wall tires and full fenders,  the long true dual fishtail pipes and low seats... very cool bikes!  Well the Gangster could strut right along beside these!
The Gangster is so clean, you could eat off the engine! This is a perfect example of making just a few changes to a bike, but those changes have a BIG impact ! The changes made enhance everything the factory gives you. Those 100 spoke Radial laced wheels from American Wire Wheels really stand out. All the wiring is run inside those 16" Ape Hanger bars, for a very clean look. The Vance & Hines fishtails put out a real nice exhaust tone. The Gangster sports H-D floating rotors, front and rear for sure stopping and for that low down into the bike look sits a Corbin seat.
The Black and White factory paint scheme goes great with the Gangster theme. The white wall tires really blend well with the paint. The Gangster possesses that classic timeless look that we have all seen. It never gets old or goes out of style- it just keeps evolving!
One thing about this bike, you did not have to hit the lottery to make it a one of a kind. Some money was spent but more than that some planning and thought went into what to change and what to leave alone and that is what makes the Gangster not only a "LOOKER but a RIDER also!"
It was a pleasure talking to Aaron. It did not take long for me to see the pride he takes in his bike but already knew that when I first saw it!  

Until next time, RIDE!


Got a bike you think Stealth needs to see? Email him! STEALTH@THECAROLINARIDER.COM

Gifty BITS

Some Holiday gifts for yourself and others you love....

Stainless Steel Jewelry now sold at Mad Dog Custom Cycles in Lake Wylie

Here's a great list of gifts local to South Carolina - from foods to art to books!

Camping Gear for Motorcycles! Hog Haven's gear is highly recommended by The Carolina Rider!

Raci Babi helmet liners are the thing for those of us with long hair!

Fancy Free says "I LOVE my saddlebags!" and here's the link to Leather Connexion so you can check out these beauties. Not for all bikes or for all bikers....but they're the special touch on Fancy Free's ride!

For the Outdoorsy ones.... SC State Park Gift Certificates!

American Motorcycle Association (AMA) has Holiday Cards!

Cyber Monday Sales on BikeBandit.com (this is being promoted by the AMA altho we're not familiar with the site ourselves ... so let us know what you think....)

Get a Can of Pig Spit from Mad Dog to Shine up Your Ride

Art from the Harley-Davidson Museum

Your Personalized Rivet in The Wall at H-D Museum

Indian Motorcycle Ornament

The Carolina Rider t-shirts in traditional black and snuggle-worthy sandwashed grey


Giving the gift of Education and Safety

How 'bout give someone tuition to a new rider class? Here are some contacts....

Central Piedmont Community College

Rider's Edge, H-D of Charlotte

Rider's Edge, Cox H-D




The Ride in Monroe

If you have not yet checked out the poker run for Crystal & Robbie above, please do: Crystal & Robbie. It seemes this couple was robbed and shot in Monroe, NC. My friend Jack Parks from Matthews Fun Machines, is involved in trying to help raise monies for them.

I Can See!

We have a new sponsor with the Carolina Rider, Leighton Eye Clinic. I met the owner, Dr. Steve when he was taking a refersher course at Harley Davidson of Charlotte through Riders Edge.

As the classes progressed, I got the know Dr. Steve and I was very impressed. First, he is a rider, second, he had a really cool pair of sunglasses. (You know as riders we are always looking for the perferct pair of riding glasses) and Third he is an Optomitrist.

Getting a little older and having my eye sight starting to fail (just a little.. age, you know!,) I was interested in two things: A really cool pair of riding glasses with readers and/or a really cool pair of riding glasses that will accept prescriptions.

I have found both. After talking to Dr. Steve for awhile, he introduced me to Switch sunglasses....... I highly recommend the glasses. They look great and work very well just as sunglasses but they are also capable of having readers ...or a full prescription.

Finally, Dr. Steve is a great guy... willing to help out is fellow bikers.

Here's a pic of the really cool sunglasses I'm now wearing ... and seeing very well out of.

Check out Dr. Steve's practice at



Until next week keep the shiny side up!!

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






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SkyLine Inn




Motorcycle Maps





Mad Dog Custom Cycles


Ride Like A Pro



Cox H-D


Superior Ins




Harley-Davdison of Charlotte


McKoys SmokeHouse








SkyLine Inn




Motorcycle Maps





Mad Dog Custom Cycles


Ride Like A Pro



Cox H-D


Superior Ins






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