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TT Isle of Man

Published on April 5, 2018 under Born To Ride
TT Isle of Man
It has been four very long years, but BTR made it back to the Isle of Man for the Tourist Trophy races. This time we made a short visit to Belfast, Ireland before we headed over for the action. The best part about traveling is learning new things about history and meeting interesting people. We met up with Gerard, our driver of the infamous Black Taxi cabs of Belfast. He drove us around to some amazing places and informed us of the political disputes and ‘The Troubles’ that started in the ’60s and how things are in Belfast today. Did…
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Another Month, Another Baseless Story – Craven Moorehead

Published on April 5, 2018 under Craven Moorehead
Another Month, Another Baseless Story – Craven Moorehead
I was just sittin here in the trailer park watching Jerry Springer when I was reminded what time of the month it was. Oh crap … I didn’t turn in my column yet this month and yeah, it’s a short month. For some reason, I was dreaming that it was July but alas, it wasn’t. The thought of time, days and deadlines didn’t really cross my mind. I was simply relaxing here thinking about going to Daytona for Bike Week and other pleasant thoughts – or unobtainable dreams and not so much about obligations and tasks that really need to…
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Open Road Girl – Women’s World

Published on April 5, 2018 under Born To Ride
Open Road Girl – Women’s World
Open Road Girl When Melinda Johnson was in her 20’s she rode on back of her boyfriend’s bike. When that relationship ended she was a single mom with two teenagers, working a full-time job, and various part-time jobs— such as cleaning offices and selling Avon and other direct marketing products. There wasn’t much time to think about riding, but she did miss it. Later when dating a new guy, she mentioned that she’d love to ride her own motorcycle and he said, “Why not?” They bought bikes together and then she signed up for the rider course. Melinda started riding…
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The State of American Motorcycling – Rob Brooks Road Dirt

Published on April 5, 2018 under Blog
The State of American Motorcycling – Rob Brooks Road Dirt
Much has been written and discussed in recent years about the apparent decline of motorcycling in America. Sales have been down over the last decade or so. Baby Boomers are beginning to age out of riding, and yet their children, the Millennials, aren’t flocking to dealerships as previous generations did. Harley-Davidson has posted quarterly sales declines for about a year and a half, and most other major brands, domestic and import, have felt the pinch of decreased showroom traffic. Much hand-wringing has ensued as a result, with some bemoaning the future death of our sport – riding replaced with driverless…
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Ride for Kids – Atlanta Motorcyclists Ride to Cure the Deadliest Childhood Cancer

Published on April 5, 2018 under BTR Kids
Ride for Kids – Atlanta Motorcyclists Ride to Cure the Deadliest Childhood Cancer
Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s Ride for Kids Motorcycle Charity Event Raises Critical Funds for Childhood Brain Tumor Research and Family Support Programs. ATLANTA, March 7, 2018 – Today, 13 children will be diagnosed with a brain tumor, the deadliest childhood cancer. On Sunday, June 3 the Atlanta motorcycle community will ride to change that. Hosted by the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s Georgia Chapter, the 2018 Atlanta Ride for Kids will fund critical research for a cure, as well as family support programs such as emergency financial assistance, peer support and college and vocational scholarships for survivors. This year, Ride for…
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DIAMOND GUSSET JEANS REVIEW – Rob Brooks

Published on March 20, 2018 under Born To Ride
DIAMOND GUSSET JEANS REVIEW – Rob Brooks
Many companies today provide quality protective clothing for motorcycle riders. Blue jeans are often the go-to pant for bikers, for their comfort, utilitarian function, and general good looks. Yet often, these offer sub-par protection in the event of an “off.” Several companies offer armored jeans, with sewn-in protection at key points around the garment. Companies like Joe Rocket, Icon, Alpinestars, and Cortech are among those who offer high quality riding jeans. At a recent Great American Motorcycle Show, I had the privilege to meet with David Hall of Diamond Gusset Jean Company, a unique, all-American outfit based in Bon Aqua,…
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