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ROHVA Basic DriverCourse in California

Published on September 6, 2012 under Born To Ride
Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association Rolls Out Hands-On ROV Basic DriverCourseSM in California IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 5, 2012 - The Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association is now offering its new Basic DriverCourse in Southern and Northern California, helping ROV drivers become familiar with these increasingly popular machines and learn about safe and responsible use. The DriverCourse combines the free, online ROV E-Course, plus nearly three hours of closed-range driving exercises supervised by a licensed ROHVA DriverCoach. Click this video for a preview of the DriverCourse: Link to Video “After months of testing and development, we are rolling out the Basic DriverCourse to…
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Movie Review – Easy Rider

Published on September 5, 2012 under Uncategorized
This month Born To Ride reviews the Iconic film “Easy Rider.” The ultimate in biker films, Easy Rider ventures beyond the ‘exploitation’ theme of similar films exposing the lifestyle of, and the counterculture of the late sixties. This film spawned countless look-alike exploitation pieces, and as a stand alone in its class it can be credited for the creation of the very lifestyle that a lot of us enjoy today. There is no reason for me to explain the plot of this movie. If you are reading this magazine, you have already seen it at least twice, and can remember…
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NEW MEN’S HYDRATION VEST FROM HARLEY-DAVIDSON

Published on September 5, 2012 under Born To Ride
Air-Conditioned Comfort for your Core MILWAUKEE – Keep your core extra-cool on warm days with the new men’s Hydration Vest (P/N 98201-13VM, starting at $55) from the Harley-Davidson® MotorClothes® line. It’s lined with polyacrylite crystals that absorb and hold water, allowing a slow evaporation that cools your core. The vest is fully hydrated when soaked for 10 minutes, and the polyacrylite crystals last up to one year or 50 uses. Stretch side panels and a zippered front offer a custom fit, while mesh panels on the shoulders and chest aid cooling. Available in S to 5XL sizes.   The Hydration…
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Family Fun Saturday at the Museum of Florida Art

Published on September 5, 2012 under Born To Ride
Family Fun Saturday  September 8, 2012 10:00 - 1:00 The second Saturday of each month from September through May, the museum is free to visit with children's make and take art activities from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Museum galleries are free to visit until 4:00 p.m. This is a fantastic way to spend quality family time, don't miss this FUN and FREE event! Museum of Florida Art
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Big Bear Choppers Expands US Dealer Network

Published on September 4, 2012 under Born To Ride
San Bernardino, CA (Aug 30, 2012) – Big Bear Choppers Motorcycles manufactured by RHC is pleased to announce the expansion of their US dealer network. The California based manufacturer of innovative production American Made V-twin motorcycles has acquired two new dealers in the United States since reopening in November of 2011 under the new ownership of Simon Scott, an international businessman with interests in the USA, and Indonesia.  The complete line of fully warranted Big Bear Choppers V-twin motorcycles with contemporary styling is available through a growing international dealer network. For more information on Big Bear Choppers, or to become…
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Corbin Introduces Front Saddle for 2008-2012 KTM RC8

Published on September 4, 2012 under Born To Ride
Hollister, CA- The Corbin design team came through with a saddle hat fits the exciting KTM RC8 Superbike perfectly. This seat was specifically designed to provide additional support in the rider area with more width and a dished seating platform. Corbin kept the nose of the seat narrow so you still have good ground reach. This seat was a complete ground up design starting with our Fibertech basepan and when combined with the correct shaping gives your body firm support for longer riding range without hot spots. This seat was intentionally designed with less slope towards the tank to help curb…
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MSF’s Dr. Sherry Williams Appointed to Chair Transportation Research Board’s Motorcycles & Mopeds Committee

Published on September 4, 2012 under Born To Ride
IRVINE, Calif – The Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s Dr. Sherry Williams, the MSF’s director of quality assurance and research, was recently appointed to chair the prestigious Transportation Research Board Motorcycles and Mopeds Committee. This accomplishment, along with presenting peer-reviewed papers at the upcoming VTTI International Symposium on Naturalistic Driving and ifz/MSF-International Motorcycle Safety Conference, is one of the many ways Dr. Williams contributes to the MSF’s goal of developing and maintaining high-quality, innovative motorcycle-safety research. According to the TRB, its mission is to promote innovation and progress in transportation through research, and to this end, it incorporates more than 200 committees…
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Military & Motorcycles – August 31, 2012

Published on August 31, 2012 under Born To Ride
Things to Ponder   As anyone can imagine the summer months are slow as far a motorcycle runs and events due to obvious reasons, heat, rain, and sometimes high winds.   As a writer I find myself drifting off track of my responsibility in so much as I have to find interesting areas to write about. I was at a “Bike Night” at one of the local Harley-Davidson dealers this last Saturday evening. As I looked around, I saw numerous riders who had been in the military at one time or another.   A few days ago, I received an…
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ATV Safety Institute Encourages Enthusiasts to Work Hard, Have Fun and Always be Safe

Published on August 31, 2012 under Born To Ride
 ASI Continues to Support Responsible Riding as Labor Day Approaches IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 29, 2012 – As the Labor Day weekend nears, ATV enthusiasts all over the country are gearing up to trade their pavement-bound daily commuter for their favorite off-highway vehicle to take advantage of the three-day weekend. The ATV Safety Institute, along with the nation’s major ATV manufacturers and distributors, urges the 35 million riders currently operating more than 10 million ATVs across the U.S. to ride safely and responsibly this weekend and every weekend.   “Labor Day weekend represents the heart of the riding season for millions…
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Corbin Introduces Newly Engineered Dual Tour Saddle

Published on August 30, 2012 under Born To Ride
Hollister, CA- Corbin announced today that they have re-engineered their classic Dual Tour Saddle which is now available for the entire range of Harley-Davidson motorcycles to add touring class support and comfort. Corbin has a long history of designing saddles that look as good as they perform and this Dual Tour is no exception. Designed to give riders the next level of comfort, this saddle features genuine leather, a new seat cover design and ergonomically designed seating for maximum weight dispersion. Each seating area is sculpted for proper weight distribution which allows long range capability. Generously contoured platforms eliminate hot…
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