Taking the World by Storm!
Letter From The Editor – Dave Nichols
HOWDY BROTHERS AND SISTERS!
Brothers and sisters, the proud two-wheeled pirate crew here at Born To Ride are kicking ass and taking names! The Born To Ride Media empire is growing by leaps and bounds. Last month over 223 thousand of you viewed our magazine on line at www.borntoride.com and subscriptions are rolling in from all over the known Universe! Can I hear a “Hallelujah?!”
Want to know why? Because Born To Ride brings bikers the very best content and incredible value for you and the motorcycle industry. It’s true. From the magazine you are holding in your grubby mitts right now, to the digital online version, to the weekly Internet Radio Show on Boss Hogg radio, to the live-streaming video extravaganza every Tuesday night known as Born To Ride Live seen on Facebook, YouTube and Choppertown, BTR covers the biker world like no other. Period. Drop the mic!
Further proof may be discovered right here on these pages. This month’s Holiday treat of a magazine is packed with motorized gifts that every scooter tramp wants to find under his or her tree. Check out our cover story on Bobby Ramey, a Florida legend who lives the biker creed and takes care of family, coworkers and his community. He’s been grinding gears for 65-years and we’re hoping he’ll keep grinding for another 65! Then there’s our Tribute to Indian Larry in a book review of Indian Larry: Chopper Shaman, written by some guy named Dave Nichols along with Larry’s wife Bambi and with amazing photography by Michael Lichter.
All this plus a Santa-sized Christmas present from Nefarious James, another installment of Woman’s World, a real deal tech tip from John Sullivan, a biker movie review of Psychomania, and Spyke and Mike take us home for the Holidays with yuletide cheer. And out in the bike shed, we’ve got a righteous Reader’s Ride shovelhead called Painkiller by none other than “Shovelhead Rich” Pitoniak of Westfield, Massachusetts. It’s all just a page turn away.
Get ready for the all-chopper bike show known as Choppertown at Thunder by the Bay this February, and don’t forget to join the Born To Ride Facebook Group for more scooter shenanigans. It’s a Private Group but you’re invited. Last month over a million motorcyclists came to our Facebook page Borntoridetvmagazine. Come along for the ride and be a part of the Born To Ride party!
Join us next month for a killer bike feature when Shannon Davidson shows us an amazing custom bagger he built for Metalsport Wheels, shot by badass Brad Patton. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from your motorcycle family here at Born To Ride.
— Dave Nichols email@example.com