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10th Annual Rock ‘n Ribs – Presented by Worth Harley-Davidson North

Written by  August 31, 2005

If you like Rock 'n Roll, ribs and motorcycles—and who don’t, then I hope you made it to Worth Harley-Davidson North’s 10th Annual Rock 'n Ribs customer appreciation day on Saturday, August 20. Riders from all over KC and the surrounding area always look forward to this annual event, which can best be described as a fun-filled biker carnival.

I mean where else can you go to get 15 percent off everything in the store, check out all the great 2006 bikes, listen to Blues Notions cranking out some awesome jams, while eating some of the best FREE barbequed ribs you’ve ever tasted. Affordable Elegance is the caterer of choice for Rock 'n Ribs and several other large biker events around the KC area.

I have no idea how they can barbeque such huge quantities of delicious falls-off-the-bone ribs. Even if you go back for seconds an hour or two later (OK…guilty as charged), you always get the same great taste! All I can say is “Please show me how you do it? I’m sure it’s probably some secret family recipe, which if they showed me they’d have to kill me, but as good as these ribs are, it might just be worth it!

Frankie and crew from 101 the FOX was broadcasting live from the parking lot and everyone was given a chance to spin their Wheel of Fortune to win some great prizes. You could also register for a chance to win a Mellencamp-Fogerty VIP Experience at their upcoming concert on September 12. How cool would that be!

Don Post and the March of Dimes Bikers for Babies® gang was there promoting this year’s ride, which is on Sunday, September 18 at the Kansas Speedway. They also had their 2005 Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide giveaway bike displayed, which you may have noticed on the cover of this month’s issue. This gorgeous bike was donated by Worth Harley-Davidson North.

Triality, Inc. had a table setup next to the showroom entrance to promote their Warriors on Wheels Dice Run on Saturday, August 27 and just inside the showroom doors, the Greater Kansas City Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) had a membership drive going on and was busy signing up new members.

On the other side of the showroom I could hear two sewing machines humming away as riders patiently waited to have patches sewn on their vests and jackets. One of these days I’m going to have to remember to bring in my drawer full of patches and have them sewn on. Darn it…forgot again!

Out in the parking lot, Mike Grahn and his team of professional bike detailers from Pig Glow were busy polishing up a new bike and promoting their products. I have several bottles of their products on the shelf in my garage because this stuff works so well! Since I’m always in a hurry, one of my favorite items is the Quick Detail. You can spray this stuff on your paint, chrome, fiberglass and plastic surfaces, then wipe it off with a soft cloth (I use baby diapers) for a super high gloss shine.

So there you have it! Another great show of appreciation from the one and only, Worth Harley-Davidson North!

Story by Mike Schweder

Photos by Mike Schweder and Stripe

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