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MILITARY & MOTORCYCLES – OCTOBER 5, 2012

Published on October 5, 2012 under Born To Ride
You Know What Makes Me Happy Riding my motorcycle to Bradenton three mornings a week and seeing two American Bald Eagles majestically perched near their nest. Seeing American flags at various homes and businesses in and around the county displayed with ‘American Pride.’ Knowing my great grandparents traveled thousands of miles by ship from Ireland to this great country for the opportunity to better not only themselves but their families. Once here, they worked hard to become Americans, not Irish-Americans. They learned the language, assimilated into their communities and set out to make it better for future families. Knowing if…
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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLIST ASSOCIATION CONGRATULATES U.S. TEAM ON PODIUM FINISH AT FIM MOTOCROSS OF NATIONS

Published on October 5, 2012 under Born To Ride
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The U.S. team of Ryan Dungey, Blake Baggett and Justin Barcia finished third behind the German and Belgium teams at the 2012 FIM Motocross of Nations in Lommel, Belgium, on Sept. 30. Competing against the best motocross racers in the world, the American riders stumbled early and never fully recovered. "This was one of the most challenging Motocross of Nations in recent history, on a distinctive and challenging track, and against an international crop of riders proven to be among the best of the best," said AMA Director of Supercross and Pro Racing Relations Kevin Crowther. "We…
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AMA CONGRATULATES U.S. TEAM FOR PERFORMANCE AT 2012 INTERNATIONAL SIX DAYS ENDURO

Published on October 4, 2012 under Born To Ride
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association thanks and congratulates the 31 riders who represented the United States at the 2012 International Six Days Enduro in Saxony, Germany, Sept. 24-29. The highlight of the U.S. effort was the podium finish of the U.S. Junior Trophy Team of Travis Coy, Andrew DeLong, Thad Duvall and Jesse Groemm. The four-rider team battled through hundreds of miles of challenging off-road terrain to finish third in class at the prestigious event. Finishing ahead of the U.S. team were France and Great Britain. "The ISDE is one of motorsport's truly historic events, and this year…
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON WOMEN’S SIDEWINDER RCS LAYERING SYSTEM

Published on October 3, 2012 under Born To Ride
New Jackets, Top and Gloves Expand the Rider Comfort System MILWAUKEE (Sept. 4, 2012) – Three new Sidewinder layering items and new gloves expand the women’s Rider Comfort System (RCS) from the Harley-Davidson® MotorClothes® line for more options in rider comfort. RCS is a three-layer system that begins with a moisture-wicking base layer topped by a mid-layer option that absorbs moisture and helps insulate the body. The outer layer helps maintain consistent body temperature by protecting the rider from the elements. Made from 100 percent polyester Coolon™ moisture-wicking fabric for optimal breathability, the new Sidewinder RCS Layering Top (P/N 97311-13VW,…
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MSF TO UNVEIL GROUNDBREAKING RESEARCH RESULTS IN FLORIDA

Published on October 2, 2012 under Born To Ride
  Motorcycle Safety Foundation to Unveil Groundbreaking Research Results at 2013 International Safety Conference in Florida   IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 1, 2012 – In its continuing effort to support and develop the global motorcycling safety community, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation will release preliminary results from its unprecedented MSF 100 Motorcyclists Naturalistic Study at the upcoming U.S.-based ifz/MSF International Motorcycle Safety Conference. Per the MSF Board of Trustees, the conference will be held in conjunction with the inaugural American International Motorcycle Expo, scheduled for Oct. 16 – 20, 2013, in Orlando, Fla.   Complementing five days of events at the AIMExpo,…
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WOMEN’S SIDEWINDER RCS LAYERING SYSTEM FROM HARLEY-DAVIDSON

Published on October 1, 2012 under Born To Ride
New Jackets, Top and Gloves Expand the Rider Comfort System MILWAUKEE (Sept. 4, 2012) – Three new Sidewinder layering items and new gloves expand the women’s Rider Comfort System (RCS) from the Harley-Davidson® MotorClothes® line for more options in rider comfort. RCS is a three-layer system that begins with a moisture-wicking base layer topped by a mid-layer option that absorbs moisture and helps insulate the body. The outer layer helps maintain consistent body temperature by protecting the rider from the elements.   Made from 100 percent polyester Coolon™ moisture-wicking fabric for optimal breathability, the new Sidewinder RCS Layering Top (P/N…
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MILITARY & MOTORCYCLES – SEPTEMBER 28, 2012

Published on September 28, 2012 under Born To Ride
Blind or Misguided Reporting  Four years ago, I attended the John McCain Rally at Robart’s Sports Arena in Sarasota. Thursday I attended the Mitt Romney campaign at Ringling Art Museum in Sarasota. What I found to be interesting as I nestled myself among the mainstream media folks from local and national venues was the coverage. In front of the museum, there were approximately 45 protesters, which seemed to glean a large amount of TV and print time verses the large crowd of Romney supporters. At one point while I was on the roadway in front of the museum, one of…
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SANTA ROSA MILE PROMISES NON-STOP ACTION

Published on September 27, 2012 under Born To Ride
Santa Rosa, Calif…When the green flag signals the start of the Santa Rosa Mile on Sunday, September 30th at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, the action will be fast and furious as America’s top flat track racers vie for those all important championship points.   Round 14 in this season’s 16 race Grand National Championship, the points are tight and the coveted title is still up for grabs.   Leading the battle with 243 points is Jared Mees who just took the 2012 AMA Pro GNC Expert Singles title. Mees has taken one win and eight podium finishes so far. Last…
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NEW MEN’S SPORT WATERPROOF JACKET FROM HARLEY-DAVIDSON

Published on September 26, 2012 under Born To Ride
Maximizing Functionality and Riding Comfort MILWAUKEE (Sept. 4, 2012) – Constructed of waterproof 600 denier polyester with leather accents, the new men’s Sport Waterproof Functional Jacket (P/N 97300-13VM, starting at $295) from the Harley-Davidson® MotorClothes® line provides maximum comfort with a wide array of features. Its removable full-sleeve quilted liner works with six zippered vents to offer a wide range of climate control. Its pre-curved sleeves, adjustable waist tabs and action back provide all-day comfort, while its six pockets, including dedicated MP3 player and cell phone locations, deliver ample storage space. Pockets at the elbows, shoulders and back accept accessory…
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ZOMBIE BROTHERHOOD “TREAD WITH THE UNDEAD”

Published on September 25, 2012 under Born To Ride
  FORT LAUDERDALE - Local law enforcement officials are standing by as a horde of motorcycle riding Zombies are set to invade Fort Lauderdale Beach this Saturday. Zombies will cruise A1A as part of the Zombie Brotherhood "Tread with the Undead" presented by Fright Mall motorcycle ride that will raise funds for Camp Boggy Creek (boggycreek.org). In partnership with Bruce Rossmeyer Harley-Davidson, the event also showcases talent by local body artists, photographers and film producers. The Sept. 29 event, which kicks off at Bruce Rossmeyer Harley-Davidson, 201 International Parkway, Sunrise, has recently been featured on Local10 (http://www.local10.com/news/Zombie-motorcyclists-raise-money-for-charity/-/1717324/16651866/-/31to6m/-/index.html). Visit www.zombiebrotherhood.com (http://www.zombiebrotherhood.com/#!event-details)…
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