Up & Coming Weekly

December 18, 2018

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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20 UCW DECEMBER 19-25, 2018 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM It is that time of year to start get- ting your Christmas gifts together. If you need some good gift ideas for the rider in your life, let me help. Here are a few ideas. A "Free Pass" to ride is cheap, easy and shows a lot of love. Yes, give your loved one a free pass to let them go riding any time they want. All they have to do is pull out your note, and all you have to do is kiss them good- bye and tell them to be safe. Price: Priceless! It is incred- ible how many times I've had to use my multi- purpose tool. I've used it for every- thing from removing a nail from my tire to cutting a cable. A good motor- cycle multi-tool should have a file or hacksaw in the event to you have to cut something away (like a cable). You also need to be able to file a piece of metal down or pull a nail out of your tire while on the road. Both Leatherman and Gerber make quality tools. Shown here is the Gerber Legend Multi-Plier 800 with Berry Compliant Sheath. You can get it for around $140 at most outdoor stores. One thing to remember when choosing a tool is quality. There are a lot of cheaper brands out there, but there is nothing worse than breaking a tool when you need it the most. The Go Cruise is one of the most innovated throttle locks on the market. It boasts a brilliant design and installation that usually takes less than one minute. It clips onto your throttle; you just rotate it up against the brake lever, and you are hands-free. You can get it on Amazon. com starting at $32. One of my favorite biker-related accessories is the Bison Designs Paracord X-Stream Survival Pod keychain. This keychain is a useful, non-intrusive accessory; when you're not using it, you will not even notice you have it. The bright orange para- cord is easy to see and fits in your pocket without the bulge created by a keychain. This keychain is great for bikers who are prone to dropping or mis- placing their keys. It is easy to spot and does not beat up the paint on a bike. The keychain also comes with a fishing-oriented survival stash of 16 useful outdoor items wrapped in a handy paracord pod with carabineer clip. Tools include carabineer, sharp eye knife, flint, fire starter, tinder, tape, needle, lure/bait hooks, split shot fishing line and a snare wire hacksaw. These critical items could help your loved one in survival situ- ations where they may not have any help around. Space is always a problem on a bike, and hygiene is of the utmost necessity on a long trip. For all clean- ing and hygiene needs, look no further than Dr. Bronner's 18-in-1 Pure- Castile Soaps. This soap is suitable for just about any cleaning task. Face, body, hair, food, dishes, laundry, mopping, pets — clean your house and body with no synthetic preservatives, detergents or foaming agents — none. I have used this this product for decades and still carry it in my over- night bag. Even a small bottle can last a week. Just remember to dilute! You can find Dr. Bronner's at just about any store that has camping gear or at GNC. One of my favorite publi- cations is Road Runner maga- zine. This mag- azine is North Carolina- based and is well-rounded with loads of information. It covers beautiful routes and equip- ment and clothing reviews and much more. It comes complete with online access to maps and GPS routes. You can pick up a subscription at www.roadrunner.travel for $29.95 a year. If there is a topic that you would like to discuss, you can contact me at motorcycle4fun@aol.com. RIDE SAFE! FROM THE ROAD Gifts for the biker in your life by JIM JONES JIM JONES, Motorcycle Enthusiast. Comments? Editor@upandcomin- gweekly.com. 910- 484-6200. DEC. 20 • MEN'S V.I.P SHOPPING NIGHT at Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd. 7-9 p.m. Free food and refresh- ments. Santa's helpers will be there to help you make all your gift decisions. For more informa- tion, visit www.fortbraggharley. com or call 910-864-1200. DEC. 22 • CHRISTMAS RIDE FOR KIDS IN NEED starting from J & J Tavern, 12025 University City Blvd., Charlotte. Register at noon; bring a story or stuffed animal. This event benefits Piedmont Residen- tial Development Center. For more information, call 704-549-1937. DEC. 22 •LEGENDS PUB EMPLOYEE & FRIENDS CHRISTMAS PARTY at 4624 Bragg Blvd. 7 p.m. Call 910-867-2364 for more information. DEC. 22 • FREE PANCAKE BREAKFAST at Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd. 10 a.m.-noon. For more information, call 910-864-1200. JAN. 26-27 • EASYRIDERS 2019 BIKE SHOW TOUR - CHAR- LOTTE at Park Expo Center, 800 Briar Creek Rd., Charlotte. The "biggest, baddest bike show in North America" features the world's top bike builders, the industry's top manufacturing representatives showing of all of the latest products and live music from your favorite bands. Show hours are Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit easyridersevents.com for complete details and exhibitor and competitor information. Call 800-962-9857 or email info@easyridersevents.com with questions. 4624 BRAGG BLVD. Ladies Gift Exchange 12.22.16 12.22.16 12.22.18 Covered Dishes Are Welcome Ladies Gift Exchange ($20 Limit) plus $$ Prizes 7PM

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