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How to Safely Pass Other Vehicles While Riding a Motorcycle

Published on May 25, 2018 under Born To Ride
How to Safely Pass Other Vehicles While Riding a Motorcycle
Traveling again along a two-lane state highway, you approach a slow-moving vehicle and make a decision to pass. Passing on a motorcycle is not substantially different than passing in a car, though (as is always the case on a motorcycle) taking steps to ensure your own visibility is more important when you are riding. Take every possible step to be sure the driver you are overtaking is aware of you. Evaluate: Make sure there is a good opportunity to pass. Check for oncoming traffic, and gauge whether or not there is sufficient clear roadway available to complete the passing maneuver…
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How to Ride A Motorcycle Safely on Poor Road Surfaces – Motorcycle Safety Foundation

Published on May 25, 2018 under Born To Ride
How to Ride A Motorcycle Safely on Poor Road Surfaces – Motorcycle Safety Foundation
  POOR ROAD SURFACES A public highway is an unpredictable place. Even familiar stretches can seem like a foreign land at times. Conditions can change from day to day, depending upon weather, road use, or other unpredictable factors. When it comes to surfaces on new or unfamiliar roads you must be prepared and ready for anything. You never know what surprises lurk around yonder bend. Sound knowledge combined with a good riding strategy is essential for handling some common poor roadway surface conditions that you should be prepared to encounter. Loose Surfaces/Debris: Reduce speed to create a margin of safety…
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Fly With Eagles – don’t run with turkeys!

Published on May 25, 2018 under Born To Ride
Fly With Eagles – don’t run with turkeys!
Interview with "Nasty" Ronnie from Born To Ride ALAN TECCHIO - http://metnights.com Your history Involves fronting heavy metal band Nasty Savage In the late SO's and professional wrestling but since this Is a motorcycle column, I'd first like to talk with you about your magazine Born To Ride and the TV & radio show you also produce. How did that all start? Well, in the 90's I was co-producing IWF Wresting at Universal Studios in Florida and also working a day job. All my friends started riding motorcycles and going to bike nights and stuff. I had surv ived my…
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Americade Motorcycle Touring Rally to be held June 4-9

Published on May 23, 2018 under Blog
Americade Motorcycle Touring Rally to be held June 4-9
Seventh stop on AMA National Gypsy Tour PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The Americade Motorcycle Touring Rally, the seventh stop on the 2018 AMA National Gypsy Tour, will offer guided and unguided rides, demos from several manufacturers, live music, vendors and more June 4-9 in Lake George, N.Y. "Americade is proud to be part of the AMA National Gypsy Tour and an AMA National Convention," said Director of Americade Christian Dutcher. "We look forward every year to hosting thousands of AMA members at our event." Americade, which traces its history to the early 1980s, is a popular touring event for the AMA…
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Born To Ride Women’s World Open Road Girl-Myra McElhaney, Story By: Myra McElhaney

Published on May 21, 2018 under Blog
Born To Ride Women’s World Open Road Girl-Myra McElhaney, Story By: Myra McElhaney
Riding My Own By Myra McElhaney When I first met my husband Phil, I was excited that he had a motorcycle. I loved riding with a neighborhood guy during high school and looked forward to being on back of a bike again. Phil had a Yamaha 650. He later upgraded to a Goldwing then eventually a Harley-Davidson Tour Glide. We loved riding in the mountains of North Georgia on weekends and occasionally we’d take a longer trip. We rode and camped with another couple on the Natchez Trace. A few years later, with the same couple, we rode from Atlanta…
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Born To Ride Women’s World Open Road Girl-Joan Krenning-Founder, Steel Horse Sisterhood Charities, Story By: Myra McElhaney

Published on May 21, 2018 under Blog
Born To Ride Women’s World Open Road Girl-Joan Krenning-Founder, Steel Horse Sisterhood Charities, Story By: Myra McElhaney
Smokey Mountain Women’s Motorcycle Summit By Myra McElhaney Photo Credit Ken McCurdy Transformational! Inspiring! Life changing! Amazing! These are some of the adjectives I heard as women were preparing to leave the Women’s Motorcycle Summit – Smokey Mountain Edition in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The summit, held October 6th through 8th, was hosted by the Steel Horse Sisterhood Charities (SHSC), a recognized 501c3 charitable organization. SHSC’s mission is “to provide opportunities for women to develop and refine their skills while encouraging the art of women mentoring women and serving people in the motorcycle community.” After hosting several summits in the Rocky…
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Mees and Carlile Win Thrillers at AFT Harley-Davidson Sacramento Mile Presented by Cycle Gear

Published on May 21, 2018 under Blog
Mees and Carlile Win Thrillers at AFT Harley-Davidson Sacramento Mile Presented by Cycle Gear
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 19, 2018) – The fabled history of the Harley-Davidson Sacramento Mile presented by Cycle Gear saw another outstanding entry added to its annals on Saturday night at Cal Expo Fairgrounds, with three of American Flat Track’s all-time greats taking center stage. Following an initial feeling-out stage in which a handful of AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines competitors made their presence felt at the front, defending Grand National Champion Jared Mees (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle Rogers Racing SDI Scout FTR750) and retiring legend Kenny Coolbeth Jr. (No. 2 Nila Racing, Columbia Avionics Indian Scout FTR750) broke…
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Born To Ride Women’s World Open Road Girl-June Cline, Story By: Myra McElhaney

Published on May 21, 2018 under Blog
Born To Ride Women’s World Open Road Girl-June Cline, Story By: Myra McElhaney
Make It a Great Ride! By Myra McElhaney When June Cline was about ten years old her mama’s brother, ‘Uncle James’ picked her up, sat her on back of his bike and said, “Hold on!” Off they went! June was terrified, excited and hooked. She loved it! Unfortunately, at the end of that short ride, June’s mama was furious. “If I ever catch you on the back of a motorcycle again I’ll beat you half to death,” her mama admonished. “You can die on those things!” As a teen, June’s first boyfriend William had a bike. (A secret from Mama!)…
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Terry Longpre 05-21-18

Published on May 21, 2018 under Blog
Terry Longpre 05-21-18
American Patriots Welcome Home After missing for 47 years the remains of Army Maj. Donald G. Carr (Texas) were recovered and identified by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. Major Carr was assigned to Mobile Launch Team 3, 5th Special Forces Group, Republic of South Vietnam. There are still 1,598 American service personnel as well as civilians declared missing from the War in Vietnam. We will keep looking and bring them all home. Medals of Honor Retired U.S. Navy SEAL, Master Chief Special Warfare Operator (Sea, Air, and Land) Britt K. Slabinski, will receive the Medal of Honor on May 24…
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Born To Ride Women’s World Open Road Girl-Sandy Weaver, Story By: Myra McElhaney

Published on May 21, 2018 under Blog
Born To Ride Women’s World Open Road Girl-Sandy Weaver, Story By: Myra McElhaney
Riding Fearlessly By Myra McElhaney Sandy Weaver rode on her brother’s dirt bike when she was a kid. When riding at the dirt track with the boys she hit a patch of sand and dumped the bike. Her dad rescued her, and despite the fall she still thought riding was cool! At age nineteen Sandy moved to Washington, DC where she had a sports car and sometimes rode on back of a boyfriend’s bike. She really wanted to drive her own! When that boyfriend was history and she was just about to buy a motorcycle, Sandy met a new man.…
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