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Fast Lane with Tom Blocker

Segment 2, September 9th, 2023

For many getting outdoors means slowing down.  However going slow never was in the cards for Tom Blocker.  After graduating from NC State in the early 1970s with a degree in Economics, he continued adding to his resume by getting into racing motorcycles, cars, & then a career in the automotive industry.

Tom can be heard each week via WBT Radio as a contributor with Bo Thompson (Storyteller alum, WHY BO TALKS) about cars & the automotive industry, but we’re going to shift the angle a bit.

Blocker speaks on:

-Getting his first motorcycle
-His parents view of his pursuit
-Growing up in Cary, NC
-Developing skills as a form of safety, caution, & confidence
-The Hemingway quote, ““There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games,”
-Helping the new generation do it right?

Tom Blocker will be on-hand at the local store Jesse Browns’ for Storyteller Night at Jesse Brown’s.  He can still be found racing his beloved Porsche or motorcycle & enjoying the thrills of going fast, mixed with being safe & teaching others in his story, Fast Lane.

Storyteller’s Night is Lined Up

April 22nd, 2023 Segment 4

Host Bill Bartee wraps up the show with the ever-present invitation to hike, climb, flyfish, & travel your way over to Charlotte outdoor store, Jesse Brown’s.
Plus, a few reminders for folks to attend the Charlotte hike, Urban Hike 2023.

Charlotte Events for Outdoor People

April 15th, Segment 1, 4:07

Celebrating the outdoors this spring with a good start to turkey season, fishing is good, & the striper run has kicked off with success.  Most notably, the Roanoke River, outside Weldon, NC.

This segment we’ll talk about some upcoming events sponsored by an area Charlotte outdoor store & our sponsor, Jesse Brown’s.

April 21 – 23, 2023:  Charlotte flyshop will be on hand at Tuckfest at the Whitewater Center. The topics are fly casting, fly fishing trips, & our cool trucker hats. Plus, we’ll be representing some of our favorite brands like Five Fingers & Wingo Outdoors.

April 23, 2023:  Urban Hike 2023 This hike was postponed from an earlier scheduled hike on 3/12/23.
Join us with some comfortable hiking shoes in Charlotte & and some water.  We’ll travel 7.7 miles of city fun in Charlotte.  We’re meeting at Fairmeadows Swim club in the Southpark-area at 1 p.m.

April 27th, 2023: Storyteller’s Night at Jesse Brown’s from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Listen to our Charlotte adventurers preview their stories here.

May 1st, 2023:  Charlotte’s fly shop & Charlotte outdoor store, Jesse Brown’s, celebrates their 53rd year.
This sponsor of the Carolina Outdoors is Charlotte dealer of Free Fly, Patagonia in Charlotte, & Charlotte’s best selection of On Cloud Shoes, flyfishing trips, & more.