FOREVER HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!
Letter from the Editor DAVE NICHOLS
HOWDY BROTHERS AND SISTERS!
Born To Ride kickstarts the new year with an action-packed issue. It’ll make you laugh at the antics of Spyke & Mike. It’ll make you cry with the glory of riding. It’ll make you want to throw your leg over your scooter and get out there in the wind! Yes, my brothers and sisters, Born To Ride proves that the power of print is alive and well, back and burnin’.
Do you have a motorcycle dealership, motorcycle-related business or biker-friendly bar or restaurant? Let Born To Ride share your products and services to the riding world! Case in point, we welcome Attorney Fran Haasch as our exclusive attorney to the two-wheeled family here at Born To Ride. The Fran Haasch Law Group has been helping riders in Florida with personal injury law for 20 years. Call 866-LAW-FRAN and welcome this talented caring dynamic Woman to BTR.
Speaking of the power of getting the word out about your business in the south’s best biker magazine, Metalsport Wheels shares its latest custom wheel creations with us. Be the first to see the very latest parts and accessories for your scooter right here.
Our cover this month shows the glory and wonder found at Gibtown Bikefest! It’s been called Florida’s most entertaining bike week and it’s roarin’ your way this January 14th through the 16th. Enjoy a festival packed with vendors, bike accessories, great food and drink, high flyin’ motorcycle daredevils, and a kickass lineup of live musical entertainment.
You’ll also find three unique feature articles in this issue that capture the incredible Isle of Man TT races in Ireland, 12 pages for you the reader to feel the power and emotions come to life. Scott O’Dell takes us to the ultimate road race through the streets of the Emerald Isle. It’s been going on at the end of May since 1907 and is the greatest show on two wheels! Follow along with this trio of honor and tribute of the grit, the glory, and the thrills and spills captured at the Isle of Man right here in the pages of Born To Ride.
Don’t forget that the Great American Motorcycle Show in Atlanta will host a Born To Ride Choppertown custom chopper show on January 22nd and 23rd at the Cobb Galleria Centre. It’s primed to get you all revved up for the mind-meltin’ Thunder by the Bay Choppertown Show at the Sarasota Fairgrounds this February 18th through the 20th sponsored by Classic Easyriders magazine. The Best of Show chopper will win a full photo shoot in America’s “biker’s bible.” We’ll cover this righteous rally and if you’re there, you might just see your mug in the pages of Classic Easyriders. We’re looking for custom chopper builders to come out and participate in both of these amazing ride-in chopper shows. See the flyer in this issue to sign up!
Our movie review this month looks back to 2009 at an early film by Zack Coffman called Harbortown Bobber that follows the exploits of bike builder Scott DiLalla as he builds his 1969 bobber from the ground-up. Backyard builders get their day in the sun in this piece of historic cycle cinema. Plus, our own Nefarious James sets us straight on new year’s reflections, resolutions, and riding as only he can, and Spyke & Mike present a cackle-worthy tune that puts your resolutions in perspective.
It’s all just a page turn or a computer click away in the dazzlin’ display known as the January 2022 issue of Born To Ride! Let’s twist the grip!