It was during the summer of 2011 that I was thinking of taking
the Shadow on a final big run for 2012. At first, I wanted to
take it back to Deadhorse, Alaska like I did in 2008. The basic
premise being I wanted to see if the bike would make it again,
despite having twice the milage on it. But people that knew
about my last Alaska trip were asking why I was going to the
same place. Then I remembered in 2009 on the ferry to
Newfoundland, a guy asked me if I was planning on taking a ride
through the Translab. At the time, I didn’t even know what the
Translab was. I discovered the Translab was short for the
Trans-Labrador Highway. It’s a mostly gravel highway that goes
from Blanc Sablon, Quebec; through Labrador, Nova Scotia; and
ends in Baie-Comeau, Quebec. The total distance is over a 1000
miles. A plan was coming together. I did a quick calculation of
the miles going to Newfoundland, taking the Translab; heading
northwest to Alaska; and coming back to North Carolina; the
total milage was approximately 15,000. It would take over 30
days of travel. It was time to ask for a vacation.
nearly naked girls in the OBX Bike Rally 2012 Bikini Contest at Vertigo's
Tattoo Motorcycle Rally complained little about the chilly temperatures
as the enthusiastic crowd cheered all 3 contestants through the contest
and showered them with praise. The pretty and almost naked girls took
home gifts and shared the $700 in prize monies. Crystal Cook garnered
first place & $400 for being the rally's favorite girl in a bikini.
would like to start out by Thanking all that Supported Clayton & Jody
Baker after their unfair Firing from Outer Banks HOG Chapter and pulling
the Rally right out from under their feet as Rally Coordinator and Rally
Registration Coordinator along with removing the balance of the committee
by the Owner Maurice Slaughter. Clayton and Jody along with the Rally
Committee where planning the 2012 HOG Rally around it Members NOT the
Harley Dealership as directed by the National HOG Rally Guide Lines. Again
Mr. Slaughter felt like Clayton and Jody was not supporting his dealership
when in fact for the past 7 years Clayton and Jody have done nothing but
good for the HOG Chapter and the Kitty Hawk / Outer Banks Harley Dealership.
He pull the Rally from them so he could control it’s location (to
benefit him) and to incorporate it with his activities around the dealership
not remembering the National HOG Rally guide lines (Hog Rallies are for
HOG Members and there guest and in no way be controlled by any Harley
Dealership ONLY By the Rally Committee and the HOG Regional Manager).
His greediness has over powered him so much he could care less about you
as a person, customer or HOG Member. All he things about is making a dollar,
don’t get me wrong all businesses must make money to survive, but
the way to go about it has to be in a civil way caring about your customers.
Clayton and Jody and there good friends from the 2012 rally committee
have moved on with their heads up high proud of them self’s and
what they have done for all there friends and fellow HOG Members. I guess
in short I would say I would think hard before I would walk in a Harley
Dealership with an owner that has such a poor attitude and spend your
hard earned money. God Bless all our good friends and again Thank You
for your support!!!
to a report in the Outer
Banks Voice, two gang fights have occurred on the Outer Banks in recent
weeks. One of the fights, termed huge was confirmed to have occurred at
the 7-Eleven in Kill Devil Hills and a second suspected gang fight was
reported at a popular nightspot in Kitty Hawk.
Outer Bank's gangs were identified as hard core motorcycle gangs, organized
Russian crime style gangs, white supremacist groups and groups like the
“Bloods” and “Crips.”
The gangs are reportedly financed by the sale of illegal drugs that bring
premium prices in Dare County. The Outer Banks Voice uses the example
of a gram of cocaine to demonstrate the gang's profit margins. A gram
of cocaine that sells for $1,960 in Elizabeth City brings $3,080 in Dare
County, providing local gangs with an extra premium of $1000 to help finance
their activities. source Outer
Cook was the crowds favorite and took home $400
in the Outer banks Bike Rally 2012 Bikini contest held at Vertigo Tattoo's
2012 Outer Banks Bike Rally. The nearly naked girls in this year's bikini
contest at Vertigo's Tattoo Motorcycle Rally Complained little about the
chilly temperatures as all 3 contestants brought home gifts and sharing
$700 in total prize monies.
my 2011 trip, I decided to see Mount Rushmore and Yellowstone. In 2006,
I had taken a trip to Mount Rushmore not realizing a good friend lived
only 30 minutes south of the monument in the town of Oral, SD. I decided
make a return trip to Oral, see Mount Rushmore and tour the area for the
weekend then head into Yellowstone for a few days. From the research I
did on Yellowstone, camping was on a first come first serve basis and
even if I could make a reservation, my tent and other property would be
out in the open when I wasn’t there. Although I enjoy camping, I
knew I would be in Yellowstone for a several days so I decided to reserve
a cabin. I could just keep the extra stuff I packed there and I could
tour the area freely knowing I had a place to come back to instead of
trying to find a place to camp. I left on the morning of August 17th.
The following is an account of what I did. to
Banks October Bike Festival, spanning the weekend of October 1-3, appeared
lightly attended for 2010. The prime biker spots for this festival were
the usual suspects, Outer Banks Harley-Davidson, Hooters in Kitty Hawk,
Nags Head Harley-Davidson and Vertigo’s Tattoo in Manns Harbor.
Neither location was filled to capacity but the bikers that did show up
for this year's festival were enjoying the beautiful riding weather as
they rode mostly Harley-Davidson motorcycles visiting famous lighthouses
and other attractions.
P. Wilmarth (1913 Excelsior).....
2.Alan Travis (1914 Excelsior)...................
3.Rick McMaken (1915 Harley-Davidson)...
4.Fred Lange (1915 Harley-Davidson........)
5.Wayne Stanfield (1915 Harley-Davidson)
6.Steve Huntzinger (1915 Excelsior).........
7.David Kleptz (1915 Harley-Davidson)....
8.Mike Madden (1915 Harley-Davidson)...
9.David Fusiak (1915 Harley-Davidson)...
10.Stephen Barber (1915 Harley-Davidson) See more on Cannonball Run
Endurance Racers receive their final instructions before leaving the Wright
Memorial National Park in Kill Devils Hills at 10 am Friday Morning, Sept.
10, 2010 on their long trek to Santa Monica, California. Racers, some
from as faraway as Germany, have 17 days to complete their journey on
motorcycles that had to have been manufactured before 1915..More
5 PM on Sat Aug 4th, this Honda Goldwing motorcycle was clipped while
going through the traffic light at First St and the bypass in Kill Devil
Hills. There were no reports of serious injuries as a result of the crash.
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crashed his motorcycle trying to avoid a crash in front of him and as
he was getting up another motorcycle driven by a 12 year old racer struck
and killed him. The unidentified 12 year old was taken to Duke Hospital
with serious injuries.
Pitt County Deputy Sheriff Accused of
Smoking Marijuana & Public Nudity in Outer
Banks Bar During Biker Party............
panel of the N.C. Sheriffs' Education and Training Standards Commission
say they have evidence that former Pitt County Deputy Sheriff Michelle
Pollard smoked marijuana at the Sunset Bar in Kitty Hawk during 2006.
In addition, Pollard has been accused of participating in a wet T-shirt
contest at the bar and publicly exposing her breasts during that contest
and at a biker rodeo on a later date. In response to the accusations,
Pollard said she was drugged prior to participating in the wet T-shirt
contest and denied the other charges.
HOG Chapter members, It is with sad hearts that we step down from our
positions of Director and Treasurer of the Outer Banks Harley Owner Group,
effective April 29, 2009. We have been asked to do so by the Owner and
General Manager of Outer Banks Harley Davidson Dealership. We were informed
that we have not led the chapter in the right direction and have not been
supportive of the dealership nor have we maintained adequate communication.
As charter members of the organization we have always felt a strong sense
of commitment to the chapter and the dealership. Our time and efforts
extended to the chapter for the past eight plus years have not been in
vain because we feel good about what we have accomplished with our fellow
members. We have made many friends and have sincere pride in having been
a part of a group that exemplified family and fun through motorcycles.
appreciate all the support of the chapter members while we were in our
positions. Thank you. Our hope is that the new direction brings happiness
to those involved.
Sincerely, John and Betty Jones. See
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the name Cape Hatteras and most people think of stormy weather. I determined
to find out more about the remote island just off the coast of North Carolina.
With a map, a few notes gathered from researching on the internet and
my old 1981 BMW R100 RS motorcycle, I set out to explore the island on
July 11, 2007 in an effort to learn more about the islands history and
culture. Read the complete
good place to begin a motorcycle tour of mysterious Roanoke Island, nestled
between the Outer Banks of North Carolina and the US mainland is at the
Fort Raleigh National Historical Site, located on the north side of the
High School graduate Tom Serine recently completed a 7,500 ride on his
750 cc Honda Shadow to the western part of the US. The trip from North
Carolina to the west coast was planned just so he could experience the
thrill of riding his motorcycle along legendary Highway 1, north from
San Francisco; a gnarly stretch of two lane asphalt that hugs the Pacific
the complete story
Hollowell lives in Kitty Hawk and probably has the largest collection
of BMW motorcycles and parts of anyone in North Carolina. Brent began
his association with BMW motorcycles in the late 70's when he was employed
as a motorcycle courier in Washington DC.See the complete story
Honda began producing motorcycles in Japan about 1946 to satisfy a thirst
for cheap transportation in war devastated Japan. Honda began his effort
by installing military surplus engines in bicycles. As Honda became more
prosperous, he designed his own 50cc engine for the bicycles. The first
motorcycle that featured a completely Honda designed motor and frame was
produced in 1949. It was called the Model D for Dream. The success of
this model was quickly followed by the model J Benly.
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James of Monster Garage fame built a special flying car in his monster
garage, brought it to the Outer Banks and flew it at the Currituck Airport
to honor the Wright Brothers for their first flight.
Lundahl 29, a business major from Las Vegas, Nevada rode her Yamaha Star
motorcycle into Kitty Hawk Saturday Afternoon, October 14, 2006 after
spending about 40 days on the road from her starting point in New York.
A journey that she says is not expected to end for another two years,
when she expects to reach her destination in California.. See
first act of preparation was to purchase the book Alaska by Motorcycle
by Dr. Gregory W. Frazier, a well known motorcyclist adventurer who has
motorcycled around the world 5 times. He provided some excellent details
on the road conditions from Canada and Alaska and recommendations on what
to bring, road hazards, wildlife, and roads to travel. I am the proud
owner of a 2002 Honda Shadow 750 which unfortunately was not on the list
of recommended bikes . Who would have guessed? The list of candidates
consisted mostly of dual sports including the Kawasaki KLR 650 and the
BMW GS. Well, I didn’t really want to drop quarter of a mortgage
on a new motorcycle (maybe next time BMW). The KLR 650 looked like the
right bike. It had a reputation to be very tough and dependable, however,
I was concerned about how such an off road bike would ride on the interstate.
So, I decided to stick it out with my trusty 750(fingers crossed once
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