Our Top 5 Favorite Motorcycle Blogs

On January 27, 2011, in Motorcycle News, by admin

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Below are our top 5 favorite motorcycle blogs:

Helmet Hair: Not only do we love the name of this blog, but we also love the diversity between each of their posts. It’s a blog that embodies all aspects of the biker world.

Rippin-Kitten: We love the Rippin-Kitten because it’s from a female biker’s perspective, we love her logo, and she provides great biker news and information—not to mention, she’s got a great sense of humor!

Motorcycle.com: The Sidecar: This blog is heavy image- and video-based, which we really love. There’s always something interesting to look at and watch.

Bike Exif: This blog not only provides great motorcycle images, but it also features interesting guest bloggers and profound insights on biking.

Dale’s Motorcycle Blog: This is one of our favorite motorcycle blog since blogger Dale provides great insight into various types and makes of bikes, with exceptional images to accompany his detailed posts.

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Cristin & Katie Visit the Gun Range

On January 25, 2011, in Safety Tips, by admin

Post by Katie Perkins, attorney at Uricchio Law Firm

(Cristin Uricchio & Katie Perkins are attorneys at the Uricchio Law Firm)

If you have been following our law firm blog, you will recall the recent post dedicated to New Years Resolutions and the resolution Cristin and I shared to get our concealed weapons permit. Last Thursday we took a step forward in reaching our goal and attended Ladies Night at the ATP Gun Range in Summerville.

After sitting in traffic on I-26 for a grueling hour, we finally arrived at ATP. Wow! We had no idea how huge the building would be–it is practically a Costco-sized space featuring two indoor ranges and a store filled with every type of gun and gun accessory you could imagine (even pink guns!).

The first part of Ladies Night is spent in the classroom. Pat, our instructor, gave a lecture on gun safety and the basics of shooting. It was great to have a teacher that spoke in simple, understandable terms, and used analogies that non-gun-savvy individuals would understand. One of the highlights of the evening was at the end of his lecture. Pat gave us a choice of 3 different ATP Ladies Night T-Shirts to choose from. Both Cristin and I chose the shirt shown below, and plan to wear it on days we need to exude a tough, no-nonsense persona!

gun range Charleston

The remainder of Ladies Night was spent on the range where we each had our own instructor. Our pink hearing protection, provided by ATP, was the perfect touch to our shooting attire. Next we were able to choose whether we wanted to shoot a revolver or a .22 pistol. Both Cristin and I chose the .22. Fifty rounds later, and many helpful tips in between, the class came to an end. Not only did we leave with our targets, but most importantly with a greater confidence in shooting. We will definitely return to ATP again soon and highly recommend their Ladies Night Course to any lady interested in shooting.

Just when we thought the night couldn’t get any better, while sitting at a red light we see our Uricchio Law Firm bumper sticker on the truck in front of us!

On a final note, if you stop by the office, you may notice some slight changes in decoration. For example, my clients will be welcomed into my office with this new piece of art:

charleston gun range

For more information about ATP Gun Range and their Ladies Night course, visit their website, and facebook page.

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Upcoming South Carolina Biker Events

On January 20, 2011, in Biker Events, by admin

biker events in CharlestonWhether you want to enjoy a traditional Charleston Oyster Roast among fellow bikers, participate in a Lowcountry biker benefit, or take part in biker clubs, there are tons of biker events coming up in the Lowcountry area.

We’ve compiled a list of some upcoming biker events in the Charleston area. We hope to see you there!

Saturday, January 15, 2011: Colllision Awareness Training 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. More information here: http://www.tricountybhb.com/

Sunday, January 23, 2011: Rock-n-Ride Benefit for MUSC Children’s Hospital. More information here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=174581962579213

Saturday, January 29, 2011: Charleston HOG Membership Drive & Oyster Roast. More information here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=141700512555296

Monday, February 7, 2011: Bikers Helping Bikers Monthly Meeting. More information here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=167220446650428

Saturday, March 26, 2011: Bikers Helping Bikers Spring Yard Sale. More information here: http://www.tricountybhb.com/

Friday – Sunday, May 13 – 15, 2011: Charleston Bike Fest (More information forthcoming)

Mark your calendars!

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Image taken from SCRideReport.com

Last week I was researching upcoming biker events when I stumbled upon www.scridereport.com. For those of you who haven’t checked it out already, SC Ride Report is a website dedicated to biker news and biker events throughout South Carolina. I immediately emailed L.Z. Harrison, Jr., the administrator of the site, to let him know what a great website he has and to find out more about him and the website. L.Z. shared that he administers SC Ride Report for fun and because of his love for riding motorcycles. He encourages everyone in the biker community to check out the website and submit any news or upcoming events you would like to share.  We also recommend you check out SC Ride Report’s Facebook Page.

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uricchio law firmDawn Price just joined the Uricchio Law Firm as a paralegal and we couldn’t be happier to have her! If you call our office and hear an unfamiliar voice on the other end, it’s likely Dawn. We asked her to prepare a little post about herself so we can acquaint our fans and clients. Enjoy!

I was born and raised in Long Island, New York and graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Shortly after graduation, I relocated to the South, where I have been proud to call my home for the past 20 years. As I often say, I may be Northern by birth, but I am certainly Southern by choice!

Before entering the legal field, I worked in various aspects of office administration, property management, real estate marketing and sales, container ship cost control operations, and elementary education.

I just received my Paralegal Certificate from Trident Technical College and am so fortunate to join the Uricchio Law Firm. Everyone is so helpful and knowledgeable. I am so glad to be part of this team!

“ Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” -Andrew Carnegie

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Image to the left taken from Interstate-Guide.com.

For many motorcyclists and automobile drivers who’ve traveled down Interstate 26 in South Carolina, it may come as a shock that the area that passes through Ridgeville is home to more fatal accidents than any other section of this bustling highway. According to a March 2010 article by The Post and Courier, “During the past decade, 325 people died in 286 wrecks on I-26 in South Carolina.” The article continued saying that one of the main reasons why there may be so many fatalities on this road is because of the lack of cable guardrail barriers.

I agree with this analysis since guardrails are notorious for their ability to save more lives in motor vehicle accidents. Although the lack of guardrails isn’t something in your immediate control to ensure your safety, there are precautionary measures you can take to help reduce your chances of being involved in a wreck on I-26.

Here are a few driving safety tips when traveling on I-26:

Remain Alert: According to this same Post and Courier article, “Some officials theorize that the quiet nature of the road can lull motorists into a false sense of security. After leaving the urban highway clutter of North Charleston and Summerville, I-26 has few distractions, other than, perhaps, a cross marking someone’s final drive.” If this theory is accurate, then it’s important that all drivers stay focused on the road and awake. If you’ve had a long day and are traveling back up to Columbia from Charleston, be sure that you are fit to drive and not too tired.

Don’t Travel in Bad Weather: Even if you’re a skilled driver in bad weather conditions, that doesn’t mean other drivers on the road are. Always stay alert when driving in bad weather. And if it’s difficult to see the road in front of you, pull over at the next rest stop or exit—try not to pull over on the shoulder since other motor vehicle drivers might not see your vehicle and could crash into your parked car.

Wear Your Seatbelt: It’s something you’ve heard again and again in your life, I know, but it’s worth repeating. Seatbelts have saved hundreds of thousands of lives and it could save yours to if you happen to be involved in a motor vehicle accident. Always buckle up before hitting the roads.

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Don’t miss the opening day of the 119th General Assembly happening in Columbia, South Carolina! Join ABATE (A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments) of South Carolina for Lobby Day, happening on Tuesday, January 11, 2011, and make your voice heard to your public servants in Columbia.

If you’re interested in joining ABATE and representing your rights and South Carolina biker rights, ABATE will be meeting on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 9 a.m. in front of the Calhoun statue at the Columbia State House (1101 Gervais Street, Columbia SC). During Lobby Day, you’ll be able to travel through the halls of the State House, with ABATE and their followers, to ensure that our public servants are looking out for our best interests and our rights.

To RSVP to this event, visit the ABATE Facebook page, here. Or share this post with your friends on Facebook.

View the flier for the Lobby Day event below:

For those of you who might not be familiar with ABATE of South Carolina, they are an organization based in South Carolina that represents the rights of motorcyclists across this great state. To learn more about ABATE of South Carolina, visit their website.

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New Year’s Resolutions for the Firm

On January 4, 2011, in Uncategorized, by admin

new year's resolutionsThe New Year is finally here and it’s that time again for deciding our 2011 New Year’s resolutions. The team at Uricchio Law Firm got together and wrote up a list of our 2011 New Year’s resolutions. We hope these resolutions give you some ideas, as well.

See below:

Paul Uricchio—lawyer and manager / owner of Uricchio Law Firm: “To take an occasional day off.”

Terri: “To keep my boss happy.”

Chancho—our office pup: “To expand my picky palate”

Cristin & Katie—lawyers at Uricchio Law Firm: “To get our concealed weapons permits”

Dawn: “To not make any New Year’s Resolutions—it just sets yourself up for disappointment”

Mandi—Uricchio Law Firm’s legal assistant: “To lose the holiday pounds” (To which the rest of us at the firm say “BOOOOO”)

What’s your New Year’s resolution(s)?

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