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DEREK ‘NOBBY’ CLARK INDUCTED INTO AMA MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME

Published on June 12, 2012 under Born To Ride
  Prolific world championship winning tuner Derek 'Nobby' Clark inducted into AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the third member of the induction class of 2012. World championship tuner Derek "Nobby" Clark, whose bikes claimed 17 FIM world titles in multiple displacements from the 1960s through 1980, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame as part of the 2012 AMA Legends Weekend at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, Nev., Nov. 16-17. "I first saw Nobby Clark in 1967 at the Grand Prix of…
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON REFLECTIVE PERFORATED LEATHER JACKET

Published on June 11, 2012 under Born To Ride
All-Weather Versatility with Classic Leather Construction  MILWAUKEE (May 23, 2012) – When the weather changes, so can the Reflective Perforated Leather Jacket (P/N 98141-10VM, starting at $425) from the Harley-Davidson® MotorClothes® line. It’s constructed from midweight cowhide perforated leather for maximum airflow in the heat, yet offers wet-weather dryness thanks to a 100 percent nylon windproof and waterproof liner that’s removable and packable. Pre-curved sleeves, action back, adjustable waist tabs and snap-tab cuffs increase overall comfort, while two-way zippered cuff vents offer custom cooling. Two zippered pockets complement the dedicated MP3 player and cell phone pockets. And 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective…
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TERRY LONGPRE – VETERAN AFFAIRS JUNE 8, 2012

Published on June 8, 2012 under Born To Ride
Sometimes it’s Personal One afternoon back in February of 2009 the drone of rumbling motorcycles could be heard in the distance, growing ever louder riding into a quiet east county neighborhood. Who were these invading people, a large motorcycle gang? No, they were Patriot Guard, CMA (Christian Motorcyclists Association) and other motorcyclists escorting a man by the name of Aaron Cornelius to his home from a long stay in Walter Reed Army Medical Center and a VA Rehabilitation Center in West Palm Beach. As the procession entered the quiet neighborhood people came outside or looked out windows to see what…
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BIPARTISAN GROUP SEEKS TO OVERTURN A CONTROVERSIAL FEDERAL PROGRAM

Published on June 8, 2012 under Born To Ride
  Bipartisan Congressional Letter Seeks to end Federal Funding of Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints  PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- U.S. Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) and Tom Petri ((R-Wis.), together with 29 additional members of Congress, have sent a letter to the leadership of the House-Senate Surface Transportation Reauthorization Conference Committee requesting the inclusion of language in the conference report that would prohibit the Secretary of Transportation from providing grants or any funds to states or local governments to be used for any program to create motorcycle-only checkpoints, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. Responding to a nationwide appeal issued by the AMA on May 29,…
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WEREWOLVES ON WHEELS

Published on June 7, 2012 under Uncategorized
This film borders on the edge of, well, I’m not sure. Possibly a horror movie, and certainly a classic example of “biker exploitation” pieces, Werewolves on Wheels has it all for those of you who seek the alternative to ‘A’ List films.
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DEDICATION OF SCULPTURE BY LEGENDARY ARTIST DORIS LEEPER

Published on June 7, 2012 under Born To Ride
Dedication of Sculpture by Legendary Artist Doris Leeper  marks beginning of New Smyrna Beach’s 125th Birthday celebration A sculpture by legendary artist, environmentalist, and visionary Doris Leeper is being dedicated as part of the City of New Smyrna Beach’s 125th Anniversary Celebration. Garden Sculpture 1 is the first public sculpture in the City by Leeper, who has been a central figure to the area not only for her artistic achievements, but for her community impact as well. “This sculpture is symbolic of the timeless quality of her work,” said Clay Henderson, Environmental Attorney and friend of the late Leeper. “She…
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JR ADDISON WINS 2012 AMA DIRT TRACK HORIZON AWARD

Published on June 7, 2012 under Born To Ride
The History of Professional Dirt-Track Racing in America Includes Some of the Greatest Names  PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- To excel in the highest levels of motorsports competition, it requires both speed and consistency on the track, as well as maturity and respect off it. At the 2012 American Motorcyclist Association Dirt Track Grand Championships, which took place May 29-June 1 in Springfield, Ill., JR Addison from Bucyrus, Ohio, demonstrated all those qualities to earn the 2012 AMA Dirt Track Horizon Award. AMA Horizon Awards are presented annually in dirt track, motocross and roadracing to the rider showing the most promise for…
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CALLING ALL KIDS

Published on June 6, 2012 under Born To Ride
Digital Buttons Help Spread the News About the “Do The Ride Thing” Video Contest IRVINE, Calif., June 5, 2012 – The ATV Safety Institute, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Dirt Bike School and the Right Rider Access Fund are providing online digital buttons to help spread the word about the “Do the Ride Thing” Video Contest. The contest, in its third year, runs June 1 to August 15, 2012 and offers 19 prizes totaling $8,500. Students ages six to 18 may enter. The winning videos will be used as public service announcements (PSAs). The digital buttons come in both vertical and…
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WHAT MAKES THE AMA AMATEUR NATIONAL MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP UNIQUE

Published on June 6, 2012 under Born To Ride
Regional championship action setting field for AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- When the fastest amateur motocross racers in the country line up for the American Motorcyclist Association Amateur National Motocross Championship at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., on July 29 through Aug. 4, they will have earned their spot on the gate. That's because the road to the national goes through one of 12 AMA Regional Championships featuring the best of the best from each region. "What makes the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship unique is the multi-tiered qualification process," said AMA Director of…
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