Charlotte NCOM Convention 2007
Photos and articles by FastFred Ruddock
CBA/ABATE of NC hosted the National Coalition
of Motorcyclists Convention in Charlotte. I met Roach near
Columbia and we continued north on I-77 to Charlotte. Roach
choose to wear a helmet though one clearly not DOT or FMVSS218
complaint; I chose not to wear a helmet on this trip into
North Carolina. We arrived before 6:30 PM at the Hilton.
It took us about an hour to find most of the other Biker
Republic members present. Shortly after arriving I found
that both Jessie and Sputnik had been following my recent
articles opposing North Carolina's helmet law.
Jessie McDugald dropped a bomb shell Friday
night. Jessie researched the North Carolina helmet law and
determined that passengers may only be fined $10 and no
court costs. That is a ten for one deal for those riding
bitch without a safety helmet. That could be a real expensive
ticket for the state to enforce and try in court. During
Jessie's Constitutional workshop presentation he elaborated
in much more details about the constitution of our nation
and several states including North Carolina and Tennessee.
He also examined the helmet laws of Georgia, North Carolina,
and Tennessee. I have plenty of homework to do now but I
expect to have a lot of fun this summer as a direct result!