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Buffalo Bike – Pinstriping by Letterfly

Published on January 14, 2021 under Blog
Buffalo Bike – Pinstriping by Letterfly
It all started with the buffalo bike. I recalled being in a crowded parking lot, surrounded by motorcycles and one sight stopped me in my tracks. As I looked out over the sea of bikes, one machine stood out with no shine, no sparkle and nothing in common with the rest. I did a double-take. The motorcycle that piqued my interest was completely covered with brown shaggy fur and the stuffed head of a buffalo mounted on the front. I was thrilled and drawn in to look closer. I asked Ron, the owner, if I could sit on his bike…
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Have a vision-Trust the process…

Published on January 14, 2021 under Blog
Have a vision-Trust the process…
Bobby Stein is an Effective and Experienced communicator. A professional with a demonstrated history working within the fitness and podcast communities. He is the Creator and Host of the Motiv8d Mindset and producer and co-host of the “Two Wheel Action” Podcasts. He is passionate about sharing the successes, setbacks and stories of artists, athletes, musicians, entrepreneurs and extraordinary folks from all walks of life unveiling and learning just what Motivates their Mindset- Hello and Welcome to the New Year Born to Ride Family! Do we realize that right now is a fantastic time to get after it… Hindsight truly is…
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Spyke and Mike New Year’s Resolutions

Published on January 8, 2021 under Blog
Spyke and Mike New Year’s Resolutions
“Woohoo, it’s 2021! Mike and I are both looking forward to 2020 being over, my BTR friends. It's that time of year for us to put up or shut up. Declare resolutions, make changes, be goal driven and pay bills on time. OR, just lay on the couch watching TV, accepting the New Year and the new Covid strain as both unfold before us.” Mike breaks in, “That’s easy for you to say and do my feathered friend, Spyke. You’re Covid-proof, so what else do you have to worry about? Resolutions? You're already the best bird out there. Okay, well…
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Get off your ass, America!

Published on January 8, 2021 under Blog
Get off your ass, America!
Here we are finally in the new year of 2021. Everyone I’ve seem to run into is hopeful that this year will be way better than the last. But as we all know, the old saying says hindsight is 2020 but we look forward to, and are hopeful for, a new and more optimistic 2021. Unfortunately, it appears that the year designation does not seem to change many of the concerns that we as a people have about the outlook of our country. Anyone who knows me knows that I try not to speak about politics, or anything of that…
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200 Issues! Think Motorcycles – Letter from the Editor Dave Nichols

Published on January 8, 2021 under Blog
200 Issues! Think Motorcycles – Letter from the Editor Dave Nichols
HOWDY BROTHERS AND SISTERS! Born To Ride Motorcycle Media is proud to bring you our 200th issue of the best biker magazine in the known Metaverse! That’s right, Born To Ride has been around for over 25 years and 200 incredible issues have brought motorcyclists the world over, the very best of what the two-wheeled world offers. To spotlight this 200th issue and to kick start 2021, Born To Ride brings you an all-new campaign to get people everywhere inspired and passionate about motorcycles. This new campaign is called Think Motorcycles and it gets your motor runnin’ with three exciting…
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Showstopper – Shannon Davidson’s Metal Masterpiece with Scarlet Queen

Published on January 8, 2021 under Blog
Showstopper – Shannon Davidson’s Metal Masterpiece with Scarlet Queen
Shannon Davidson, owner of The Chopp Shop out of Taylorsville, North Carolina, has been building magnificent custom motorcycles for over 20 years. I have had the honor of giving Shannon many Best of Show and Best Bagger awards over the years and have featured many of his lavish creations in motorcycle magazines. The Chopp Shop is truly a one-stop shop, offering everything in-house, from fabrication to final assembly, including astounding designs and flawless custom paint. It’s no wonder that Ron Loynds, president of Metalsport Wheels, chose Shannon as the spokesperson for his amazing line of custom wheels for baggers including…
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Grinding Gears Through 65 Years!

Published on December 30, 2020 under Blog
Grinding Gears Through 65 Years!
Happy Birthday Bobby Ramey! The American Dream is the worldwide belief that anyone can achieve their own version of success in society and history. More than anything else, this dream is accomplished through hard work. And today we want to tell the story of a man of our own community who made this dream become true. This man is Bobby Ramey. A lifelong biker, owner of All Steel Buildings, papa, beloved dad of his two daughters and a friend to everyone. Bobby was born in Ohio, but relocated with his mother, uncle, aunt and his siblings to Florida at an…
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Choppertown Live at Thunder By The Bay Feb 19-21

Published on December 29, 2020 under Blog
Choppertown Live at Thunder By The Bay Feb 19-21
Choppertown ‘Live’ is coming to Thunder by the Bay! That’s right, the very same ‘Choppertown’ that you’ve seen on countless movie streaming platforms and all over social media. Back in 2004, friends Zack Coffman and Scott DiLalla started One World Studios Ltd. and produced their first motorcycle film called ‘Choppertown’. Since then, they have been offering only the best independently produced motorcycle movies and have taken over the social media world by storm. The logical next step would be to bring you the ‘Choppertown’ experience ‘Live’ and that historic, family friendly first step will be happening in Sarasota, Fl. Feb,…
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A Spyke & Mike Christmas

Published on December 18, 2020 under Blog
A Spyke & Mike Christmas
It's that joyous time of year, my Born To Ride friends. Just be safe and careful. Most of all, be responsible and do like Mike did, to a point. I'll let him explain. Mike says, “Thanks for putting me on the spot, Spyke. Everyone, please be aware of your surroundings this holiday season. I went to a Christmas party and happily joined in on the festivities. I had a few beers, a few shots, and a few Holiday drinks. Thus getting very intoxicated. But, before becoming totally inebriated and making a fool of myself, I realized that I was over…
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Be The Change – Nefarious James

Published on December 18, 2020 under Blog
Be The Change – Nefarious James
I sit here writing this article from a back porch of a friend’s home in the country, my scooter parked in the driveway ready to go, watching a beautiful woman taking a shower while her Doberman growls in my ear. What a life. It’s finally come down to the end of the year with the start of a new year right around the corner and I have to say it’s about damn time. I reflect back on 2020 with vision of 30/30 and I have to say it’s been quite the eye-opener. We all go through tough spots in our…
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Taking the World by Storm!

Published on December 14, 2020 under Blog
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…
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WIN Paughco’s Gold Chopper

Published on November 20, 2020 under Blog
WIN Paughco’s Gold Chopper
Fresh from the movie Rough Boys and soon in your garage! When biker Blues musician and filmmaker Charlie Brechtel was coming up with the idea of doing the movie Rough Boys, he had a brainstorm that involved spicing the biker movie up with a side plot involving a long lost golden chopper. The idea was that viewers of the film would be able to enter a raffle and actually win this legendary long bike. But then the movie’s executive producer, Dennis Sanfilippo asked Charlie, “Who’s gonna build this special chopper?” That’s when I made a few well-placed phone calls. First…
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Welcome to Turkeypocolypse! – SPIKE & MIKE

Published on November 20, 2020 under Blog
Welcome to Turkeypocolypse! – SPIKE & MIKE
Here we go again, my BTR friends. 'Tis the season to be squeezing.' Time for the gratitude attitude. Time for families to be together. Time for loved ones to be face to face, celebrate, and reconnect. Time for histories to be re-lived and memories to be made. Time for… Mike breaks in, “What are you squawking about, birdbrain? Have you been watching too many Hallmark Channel movies? Been in my closet looking at old photo albums? Chewing on the scented pine cones grandma gave me years ago? Wake up, stop eating pieces of gingerbread and roasted chestnuts from the bottom…
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Dress for the Slide – Nefarious James

Published on November 20, 2020 under Blog
Dress for the Slide – Nefarious James
If you think riding a motorcycle wearing flip-flops and shorts is a great idea, you’ve obviously not kissed the pavement yet Well everybody, here we are in November. Elections are finally over and we are moving toward Thanksgiving. This month I’m going to touch base on something that drives home last month’s article. Last month, I wrote about trying to be more aware while you’re on the road and how nobody’s going to look after you but you. As fate would have it, I was hit by a car that sideswiped me late on a Friday night and decided to…
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Riding The Tail of the Dragon – Women’s World

Published on November 13, 2020 under Blog
Riding The Tail of the Dragon – Women’s World
Sam Nabb of Wilmington, Delaware works in bookkeeping and accounting for a Flame-Tech® store that her brother manages. That’s where she met Wayne who installs fireplaces. It wasn’t long before they started dating and eventually married. One weekend while on vacation in Virginia, Sam and Wayne rented scooters to ride around the town. They had a blast! Sam (short for Sandee) had never ridden a scooter or motorcycle before, and Wayne hadn’t ridden since he was a kid. Back at home, they decided to look at scooters since they’d had so much fun. They came home from the store with…
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The Righteous World of Motorcycles – By Dave Nichols

Published on November 13, 2020 under Blog
The Righteous World of Motorcycles – By Dave Nichols
HOWDY BROTHERS AND SISTERS! We are so blessed. Anyone who rides a motorcycle is blessed to enjoy the thrills found on two wheels and the comradery found in the brotherhood and sisterhood of being part of the biker family. Born To Ride is your one-stop shop for everything to keep you in touch with that family of gearheads and moto maniacs. This issue’s cover story tells the tale of the world’s best boss – John Shope of Dirty Bird Concepts out of Arizona. John transformed a faithful employee’s stock Softail into an amazing custom Dirtytail and then gave it to…
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