Up & Coming Weekly

September 24, 2019

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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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM 20 UCW SEPTEMBER 25-OCTOBER 1, 2019 JIM JONES, Motorcycle Enthusiast. Comments? Editor@upandcomin- gweekly.com. 910- 484-6200. 910-867-2364 • 4624 BRAGG BLVD. First bike out at noon Auction • Food • Fun Saturday October 12th Oktober Co-hosted by Perruque Boutique Benefit for breast cancer awareness Oktober Breast Breast Fest Fest SEPT. 28 • 2ND ANNUAL PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS RIDE at Fort Bragg Harley- Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd. Registration starts at 8 a.m., kickstands up at 9:45 a.m. $10/bike, $5/ passenger. There will be door prizes and vendors. Proceeds benefit prostate cancer awareness. Spon- sored by American Legion Riders Chapter 202. For more details, contact Valerie Rayner at 910-723-0399. SEPT. 28•8TH ANNUAL TIM DIF- FIN RIDING WITH ANGELS MEMORIAL RUN at The Doghouse. All Funds go to buy Christmas gifts for children in Cumberland County Foster Care. Operator/$20, back- seat/$15. A meal ticket is included for registered riders. Registration begins at 11 a.m., kickstands up at noon. There will be live music, an auction, raffles and more. Search the event on Facebook for more information. SEPT. 28•HOT WING COOKING CONTEST & CAR AND BIKE SHOW at The Bonfire, located on 2000 Owen Drive from 3-8p.m. There will be a hot wing cooking contest, wing eating contest and car and bike show. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Autism Society. Search the event on Facebook or email jenniferw@fortbraggharley.com for more information. OCT. 12 • OKTOBER BREAST FEST benefit for breast cancer aware- ness at Legends Pub. First bike out at noon. Call 910-867-2364 for details. OCT. 12 • BIKES & BBQ hosted by the Greater Fayetteville Chamber at Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Rd. Event begins at 11 a.m. Registration starts at 8 a.m. The event will feature a bike blessing, live music, a kids zone, vendors, barbecue, a people's-choice award bike show and lots of fun, plus assorted craft brews available for sampling along with a special souvenir glass. Search the event on Facebook for more information. OCT. 19 • 9TH ANNUAL HOME GROWN HEROES / FALLEN OFFICERS MEMORIAL RIDE hosted by the Blue Knights NC XIII and The North Carolina Justice Academy of Salemburg, N.C. Ride to benefit N.C. Con- cerns of Police Survivors. Sign-in at 9 a.m. Short ceremony at 10 a.m. Ride starts at 10:30 a.m. $20 per operator, $15 per passenger. First 100 paid registrants will receive a free event patch. For more information, email Mike Brown at Mjbrown- sr@yahoo.com or call 910-922-6673. After the ride by JIM JONES After a long road trip, your bike might need some maintenance. It helps to have what you need to keep your bike in good condition on hand. A few weeks back, I w rote about riding to Sturgis, some of t he preparations I did beforehand and some ideas to help make your future rides more comfortable and enjoyable. Today, let us talk about after t he ride. For Sturgis, we rode over 4,500 miles. When I returned, I unpacked and let her sit for a few days. My bike, named Traveler, was pretty dirty. A few days later, I washed her off and then brought her into the garage and broke out my cleaning supplies and my tool kit. I usually start from t he top to bottom. I remove t he w indshield and set it aside. Then I apply Honda Spray Cleaner and Polish around t he bike to give a sharp- look ing polish and clean. I have used t his product for years. More recent ly, I have bought it by t he case on A mazon. It does a beauti- ful job of cleaning my bike, plus it makes me touch ever y square inch of t he bike. As I go over ever y inch of Traveler, I take my tools and ensure t hat ever y nut and bolt is tight. During your travels, somet hing w ill inev itably start to come loose. This litt le preventive maintenance w ill save you a lot of time and money dow n t he road if somet hing pops off. As I use my bike's tool k it, I am also check ing to make sure t hat I have ever y tool I need for it. This trip, I discovered I was missing a #4 metric A llen w rench. Hav ing a couple of bikes, I also put colored tape around each of my tools to make sure t hat I have t he right tool for t he right bike. I use w indow cleaner on t he w indshield and replace it on t he bike. Last ly, I take t he GPS off and dow nload my route and any extra way points I saved and clear up my GPS's memor y. Once t he bike is f inished, I k now she is ready for our next adventure. If t here is a topic t hat you would like to discuss, you can contact me at motorcycle4fun@aol.com. R ide safe! FROM THE ROAD

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