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KRAWIEC RIDES HARLEY V-ROD TO NHRA VICTORY AT ATLANTA

Published on May 7, 2012 under Born To Ride LifeStyle
Screamin’ Eagle Team is Undefeated in 2012 Pro Stock Motorcycle Season   COMMERCE, Ga. (May 6, 2012) – The Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines team remains undefeated in 2012 as rider Ed Krawiec won his second NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle event of the season and regained the series points lead at the 32nd Annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. Krawiec, the defending Pro Stock Motorcycle champion, rode a Harley-Davidson® V-Rod® motorcycle to win the final round of eliminations over Michael Ray on the GottSpeed Racing Buell. Krawiec, who also won the season-opening event at Gainesville, Fla.,…
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BARNES WINS AMA PRO VANCE & HINES XR1200 RACE AT INFINEON

Published on May 7, 2012 under Born To Ride
Veteran Racer Takes First AMA Pro Win Since 1996 Sonoma, CA – Veteran racer Michael Barnes, one of the longest tenured riders in the AMA Pro Road Racing paddock, earned an emotional and hard-fought victory in the AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 series race at Infineon Raceway Sunday to break a 16-year victory drought. Barnes doggedly pursued his Bartels’ Harley-Davidson/Scrubblade teammate Tyler O’Hara for ten of the race’s eleven laps, never trailing by more than a half-second at the start/finish line, but just as it appeared that O’Hara would deny Barnes victory for the second race in a row,…
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NEW WOMEN’S JOSIE 3-IN-1 MESH JACKET FROM HARLEY-DAVIDSON

Published on May 7, 2012 under Born To Ride
Ultimate Warm-Weather Comfort with Allover Mesh Construction MILWAUKEE – When the weather turns hot, the new women’s  Josie 3-in-1 Mesh Jacket (P/N 97288-12VW, starting at $160) from the Harley-Davidson® MotorClothes® line delivers allover mesh construction for maximum airflow and comfort. It’s constructed from 100 percent polyester with a poly-mesh lining and features built-in pockets that accept accessory hydration packs for maximum cooling. Its removable windproof fleece hoodie with extended cuffs and thumb holes delivers added versatility in cooler temperatures and can be worn separately. Pockets at the elbows and shoulders accept lightweight, accessory body armor for increased protection. Available in…
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ATLANTIC CENTER FOR THE ARTS HOSTS 145TH ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE

Published on May 7, 2012 under Born To Ride
Atlantic Center for the Arts Hosts 145th Artists-in-Residence Dates: MAY 14 – JUNE 3, 2012 Atlantic Center for the Arts hosts its 145th  artists-in-residence program with Master Artists: PAUL DRESHER- composer, JOANNE GREENBAUM- visual artist, GREGORY ORR- poet, and 24 Associate Artists from across the globe.  Selected through a competitive application process, the arriving artists will have the opportunity to work and collaborate with their contemporaries for three weeks. Each residency gives the public five free opportunities to interact with artists over a three-week period. From opening receptions, to outreaches at universities and other cultural institutions, and an opportunity to…
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Born To Ride Reviews “Psychomania”

Published on May 4, 2012 under Uncategorized
This month Born To Ride reviews the 1971 film “Psychomania.” If you like old British horror films, then this one’s for you. Maybe I should have said horrible old British films. Either way, Psychomania has a lot to like or dislike, depending on your level of intoxication. The long story short: The film centers around the life of “Tom” who is the leader of a ‘motorcycle gang’ called the Living Dead. Tom and his ‘gang’ ride authentic period Triumph motorcycles, and meet in a field with several large vertical stones which somewhat resemble Stonehenge. When they gather there, they often…
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ROLLING THUNDER XXV

Published on May 3, 2012 under Born To Ride
Rolling Thunder XXV “Ride for Freedom” Washington DC   Rolling Thunder, Florida Chapter 11 from Brandon will be participating in this year’s Rolling Thunder XXV “Ride for Freedom” demonstration in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, May 27, 2012 . Rolling Thunder’s Ride for Freedom started out in 1988 with 2,500 participants. Now approximately 900,000 participants and spectators are involved with this annual demonstration. Bikers and spectators from as far as California, Canada and Australia come to Washington D.C. to ride to the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Wall, referred to as the “Ride to the Wall.” Rolling Thunder members are Veterans, non-veterans and/or…
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CYCLE GEAR PARTNERS WITH AMA ON MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

Published on May 3, 2012 under Born To Ride
Join the AMA at a Cycle Gear store and get a special gift  PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) announced it is collaborating with Cycle Gear and its 95 brick-and-mortar stores across the country on an AMA membership drive in the month of May. Cycle Gear, with stores in 26 states, will be conducting an in-store promotion featuring a $100 gift package for shoppers who join the AMA, with a gift card for use at Cycle Gear stores or online at CycleGear.com, as well as special promotional gifts from Cycle Gear product sponsors. "We're proud to be working…
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ROB DINGMAN IS POWERSPORTS BUSINESS EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

Published on May 3, 2012 under Born To Ride
  Rob Dingman, AMA president and CEO, named 2012 Powersports Business Executive of the Year PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- PowerSports Business has named American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) President and CEO Rob Dingman its "2012 Powersports Business Executive of the Year." PowerSports Business -- which publishes news, features and profiles for powersports dealers, manufacturers and suppliers -- honored Dingman for the intensive efforts by the AMA to successfully overturn provisions of the federal Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), known as the lead law, that effectively banned the sale of kids' dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). "Dingman's leadership during the…
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C-47 ARRIVING HOME TODAY!

Published on May 2, 2012 under Born To Ride
After a thrilling flight across the Atlantic last summer followed by several months at the EAA Museum in Oshkosh, this D-Day veteran aircraft is scheduled to arrive home today! Kermit is estimating arrival time to be 1:30pm - just in time for our daily aerial demonstration!
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MAY IS MOTORCYCLE AWARENESS MONTH

Published on May 2, 2012 under Born To Ride
The American Motorcyclist Association urges extra precautions during May: Motorcycle Awareness Month  PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is urging all road users to look around, check your mirrors, and consciously watch for motorcycles during Motorcycle Awareness Month in May 2012. Through legislative and gubernatorial proclamations around the country, May has been declared Motorcycle Awareness Month. The outreach to remind road users to share the road with motorcyclists and make a conscious effort to look for them is an annual effort by the motorcycling community, particularly since in many states few motorcycles were on the road in the winter and early spring…
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