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Military & Motorcycles July 21, 2012

Published on July 20, 2012 under Born To Ride
John Who? Tucked away in the southeast corner of West Virginia a quiet little unincorporated area known as Talcott. Looking from the outside there appears to be nothing special about this wide spot on WV Route 3/12.   There is a Post Office, several stores and a few houses along the roadway as well as a railroad line which runs through the mountain. They also have a couple of churches and a cemetery called Pie Hollow (remember this name).   As a matter of fact there were two railroad tunnels which run through the mountain, the Great Bend and the…
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Make The Connection Is Coming To Tampa. …

Published on July 18, 2012 under Born To Ride
The campaign is looking to locate Veterans of all military branches, eras, and walks of life as soon as possible for filming in Tampa from July 27-29. Seeking VETERANS and their families to give interviews for a national Department of Veterans Affairs campaign to help other Veterans. This highly visible and acclaimed campaign (www.MakeTheConnection.net) is advertised nationally via TV/radio commercials, magazine ads, billboards, etc. and has developed a strong Web presence. Samples of the videos can be seen here: http://maketheconnection.net/stories-of-connection The only requirement is that each Veteran must have received some kind of mental health related support (i.e. counseling, therapy)…
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8th Annual Jason Burnett Memorial USO Benefit Ride Supporting Our Troops

Published on July 18, 2012 under Born To Ride
    Dear Fellow American:   September 8, 2012, will mark the 8th year that the Central Florida Motorcycle community will show its support of the men, women and families of our Armed Forces when they take part in Central Florida’s largest fundraiser for the Greater Jacksonville Area USO (United Services Organization).   The Greater Jacksonville Area USO supports thousands of our active duty military personnel, National Guardsmen and Reservists and families throughout Florida and Southeast Georgia. Just a small snapshot of the many services provided, include:   Distribute nearly 15,000 USO Care Packages to deploying and front line combat…
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AMA PRO SACRAMENTO MILE BACK INTO ACTION SATURDAY, JULY 28

Published on July 17, 2012 under Born To Ride
When the Sacramento Mile, Round 7 of the 2012 AMA Pro Grand National Championship thunders into the Cal Expo Center, Saturday July 28th, race fans will be treated to an unmatched spectacle as riders fly down the Sacramento Mile, pitch their bikes sideways and slide through the turns. There is no such thing as pacing or figuring out strategy in this type of competition. It is all or nothing…with only one rider emerging victorious. Not only will this race pit rider against rider, but it will also pit machine against machine. With six races complete, the points are already tight.…
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O’Hara Wins AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Race at Mid-Ohio

Published on July 16, 2012 under Born To Ride
Top 10 Runners Set for XR Showdown Chase   Lexington, OH (July 15, 2012) –Bartels’ Harley-Davidson/Scrubblade rider Tyler O’Hara topped a three-way battle between Michael Barnes (M.O.B. Racing) and KLR Group/Spyke’s Harley-Davidson’s Kyle Wyman to win his third AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 series race of the season Sunday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Wyman jumped out to the early lead in the first turn on the first of the race’s 11 laps ahead of polesitter Barnes, who slipped to third behind O’Hara later in the lap, and led the field for the first three trips around the 2.4-mile…
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Military & Motorcycles July 14, 2012

Published on July 13, 2012 under Born To Ride
Happy Birthday America Palmetto Style After the threat from what appeared to be a strong storm approaching the Cities of Palmetto and Bradenton on the 4th of July the Concert in Sutton Park and the fireworks display we were spared. All I can say is, ‘People--prayers do work!’ After receiving a substantial amount of rain at the house earlier in the afternoon my wife decided she wasn’t going to participate in the celebration in Palmetto. Maybe the real reason was because I was going to ride my motorcycle downtown and not take the truck. Once I was at Sutton Park…
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Win a Collector’s Edition Epiphone Coronet Guitar

Published on July 11, 2012 under Born To Ride
Win a Collector’s Edition Sturgis Buffalo Chip®-themed Epiphone Coronet Guitar Sturgis Buffalo Chip, Sturgis South Dakota (June 11, 2012) – The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® is proud to announce they have expanded their partnership with Epiphone Guitars for the 2012 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.  Epiphone will giveaway a collectors edition Buffalo Chip-themed Coronet guitar every night between August 5 to 10 live on the on the main stage of the Buffalo Chip at the end of each night’s headlining concert. The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® is known as the home to The Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™ and boasts a growing list of…
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AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference

Published on July 10, 2012 under Born To Ride
Carson City Harley-Davidson Will Host Demo Rides at the AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association is pleased to announce that Carson City Harley-Davidson will be offering demo rides on 2012 model Harley-Davidsons during the AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference, July 26-29, in Carson City, Nev. "We are very excited to be a part of the riding experience at the AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference," said Richard Tapia, the owner of Carson City Harley-Davidson. "It's a great opportunity for riders to try one or more of our many different models and make…
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Born To Ride Reviews Larry Bishop’s Hell Ride

Published on July 9, 2012 under Born To Ride
This month’s Movie Review:  Hell Ride   Confusion and chaos pretty much sums up this movie. It is the modern day version of all the biker exploitation “B” movies ever made. Curiously, Larry Bishop (as Pistolero) appeared in a variety of films including The Savage Seven, Mad Dog Time and Kill Bill to name a few. His collaboration with Quentin Tarantino in this most recent effort, would lead one to believe that “Hell Ride” is a major cinematic production destined for the A list. Sadly, it falls short of that mark.   The story revolves around Pistolero and his gang…
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