Up & Coming Weekly

July 25, 2017

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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24 UCW JULY 26 - AUGUST 1, 2017 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM AUG. 5 • GREEN BERET FOUNDATION POKER RUN at Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson. Registration at 10 a.m., first out at noon. $20/rider, $10/passenger. Food and raffles. Presented by Nathanael Greene Chapter of the WarFighters M.C. Email 4gwfmc@ gmail.com or call Gary Harter at (910) 263-3196 for details. AUG. 5 • "STEELE ANGELS" 13TH ANNUAL BACK TO SCHOOL DICE RUN Register at noon at Legends, 4624 Bragg Blvd. Stops include Louie's, The Creek and JB's. Last bike in at 4 pm at The Doghouse, 3049 Owen Dr. Music, door prizes, food and a 50-50 drawing. Cash donations or school supplies accepted. AUG. 19 • CHROME KNIGHTS BACK PACK RIDE at Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson. Visit www. fortbraggharley.com or call (910) 864-1200 for details. OCT. 7 • VETERANS MC HOPE MILLS N.C. 35TH ANNIVERSARY at 2280 Applebury Ln. 4 p.m. Live music, food, raffle. Email Frarom10@ yahoo.com or call (910) 273-6575 for details. $1 DOMESTICS ($2 OR $2.50 BEER ONLY) $2 WELL DRINKS (EXCLUDING RED BULL & JUICES) (910) 867-2364 4824-4 BRAGG BLVD FAYETTEVILLE NC • 28303 MONDAY MADNESS FROM THE ROAD Many motorcycle enthusiasts love the feeling of being on the open road and in touch with one's surroundings. e style of a bike and the reputation of its manufacturer factor heavily into riders' decisions when choosing bikes. But while bike fans may have their fa- vorite features, safety and comfort re- main at the top of many riders' priority lists when choosing new motorcycles. Recent technological advancements have pushed motorcycle comfort and safety to the forefront. Engineers continue to reimagine bikes and gear so riders can enjoy the road that much more. e following are some features to consider when buying a motorcycle. Suspension Fully active suspension systems are impractical in motorcycles because of the weight of the components, but some manufacturers, such as Ducati and BMW, are now offering semi-ac- tive suspension systems, which allow for a more stable ride and give riders greater control, particularly on rough terrain or uneven road conditions. Cornering advanced braking systems Also known as lean-sensitive, angle- sensitivity or race ABS, this technology employs data gathered from various sensors on the bike. e data is then transferred to a processing unit, which computes the optimal amount of pressure to apply to the brake pads, as well as the proportional levels of braking force between the front and rear brakes. is is an important safety feature for any rider, regardless of his or her level of experience. Adaptive headlights Riding in the dark has long been a concern for bikers. In addition to the rider's limited ability to see, other motorists on the road often experi - ence difficulty seeing motorcycles. Turning while riding at night proves problematic as well, because stan- dard headlights on a motorcycle will only light up a portion of the turn. Adaptive motorcycle headlights, such as those produced by J.W. Speaker, are changing night riding. According to the American Automo - bile Association, adaptive headlights can make nighttime riding consider- ably safer. Such lights work when a bike leans into a curve and the onboard sensors calculate the angle at which the motorcycle enters the curve. e headlights then adjust the lighting array to illuminate areas where traditional headlights might provide inadequate lighting. Liquid-cooled engines Riding motorcycles on a hot day or when stuck in traffic can quickly become a steamy endeavor with air- cooled engines. Air-cooled engines dissipate heat directly through the fins on the exterior of the engine. This heat can radiate and make rid - ing uncomfortable for riders. Liquid-cooled engines, however, have a streamlined and closed de- sign, producing less noise and heat. They also transfer heat to a radiator near the front of the bike. Evolving technology strives to make the motorcycle experience safer and more enjoyable for riders. Staying Safe and Comfortable on the Road a STAFF REPORT Recent technological advancements have pushed motorcycle comfort and safety to the forefront. Advertising Grow Your Business For effective advertising, Call 910.484.6200 today! www.upandcomingweekly.com

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