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Diamond Gusset Jeans – GET THEM AT THE GREAT AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE SHOW

Published on January 24, 2020 under Blog
Diamond Gusset Jeans – GET THEM AT THE GREAT AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE SHOW
Many companies today provide quality protective clothing for motorcycle riders. Blue jeans are often the go-to pant for bikers, for their comfort, utilitarian function, and general good looks. Yet often, these offer sub-par protection in the event of an “off.” Several companies offer armored jeans, with sewn-in protection at key points around the garment. Companies like Joe Rocket, Icon, Alpinestars, and Cortech are among those who offer high quality riding jeans. At a recent Great American Motorcycle Show, I had the privilege to meet with David Hall of Diamond Gusset Jean Company, a unique, all-American outfit based in Bon Aqua,…
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World’s first custom Niken – unveiling and award

Published on December 16, 2019 under Blog
World’s first custom Niken – unveiling and award
Polish manufacturer of custom motorcycles Game Over Cycles (GOC) in cooperation with Yamaha Motor Poland is pleased to announce the unveiling of a unique vehicle created from a Yamaha motorcycle. Based on the revolutionary Niken tricycle Game Over Cycles built a unique custom bike, which is world's first fully customized Niken. Its first public presentation took place between 06-8.12.2019 in the German town of Bad Salzuflen during the CUSTOMBIKE-SHOW 2019, the largest trade fair for modified motorcycles in the world, where in the custom bike competition GOC Niken won the "Craziest Bike" award. Niken debuted on the global market in…
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Born To Ride RoadHouse Review – Sonny’s BBQ

Published on December 7, 2019 under Blog
Born To Ride RoadHouse Review – Sonny’s BBQ
On a recent Spring day in Central Florida, we decided it was perfect for a ride to a place we had never been – but heard great things about – Sonny’s BBQ in Zephyrhills. Yes, you heard me correctly – Sonny’s. I’ve always enjoyed Sonny’s for their fair prices and consistently great food. They are also known for having a terrific salad bar, (something many other places have discontinued). Talk about Biker Friendly! We easily parked to the right of the building in the designated bike parking. This area was paved AND covered, and has electricity and individual charging stations…
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Trikes & Bikes Industry Report

Published on December 6, 2019 under Blog
Trikes & Bikes Industry Report
Haus of Trikes is one of the largest trike conversion company’s in Florida. “I grew up with trike companies like Motor Trike, California Sidecar, Hannigan, and Road Smith. We all met each other on the manufacturing/distribution-side because I did shows with my trikes and these guys tried to push the conversion trike market. They knew me from day one as a manufacturer and importer and that I already had an established shop. That’s when I became I dealer for them.” Manfred went through all the trainings at these manufacturer’s factories. “We are all trained, got certified, and became specialized trike…
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Christmas and The Spirit of Resilience – Night Train

Published on December 6, 2019 under Blog
Christmas and The Spirit of Resilience – Night Train
12-20-19 By Florida Night Train In the spirit of this holiday season, I dedicate this column to all of those whose internal struggle persists to balance the notion of the Christmas spirit of giving with that of finding ones-self in a sea of sadness. If this resonates with you, then I confess we are one and the same. However, today I write this knowing that and hoping that the spirit of thinking of others before yourself brings you some measure of peace and happiness as it has for me. My intention behind this is a blessing three-fold, for my children…
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Then Came Bronson – BTR Movie Review

Published on December 6, 2019 under Blog
Then Came Bronson – BTR Movie Review
Nineteen sixty-nine was a pivotal time in American history. It was also a beginning of sorts for my love affair with motorcycles, begat in large part by a short-lived television series starting that year—Then Came Bronson. I was 12 years-old and devoured every episode of the lonely stranger and his eye-emblazoned Sportster wandering across the country. This movie introduced Jim Bronson (Michael Parks) to the world. The film begins with Jim’s friend, Nick (Martin Sheen) in crisis and disillusioned with life — as so many young men are. Part of the “Stompers” motorcycle club, Nick had settled down with a…
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Christmas by Craven Moorehead

Published on December 6, 2019 under Blog
Christmas by Craven Moorehead
Well, I made it through Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and most of Cyber Monday. This was an easy task largely because I had no money to waste on things that I don’t really need. Although the desire is there to spend on the people I care about, it is an impossible feat without the necessary funds. Commercialism aside, there are a lot of valid reasons to enjoy this time of year. If you ignore all the ads, come-ons and deals you can’t live without and then simply focus on what you do have – and not what you…
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Ramble On Harley-Davidson Falcons Fury

Published on December 6, 2019 under Blog
Ramble On Harley-Davidson Falcons Fury
DECEMBER 2019 Veteran’s Day. I am writing this column on Veteran’s Day. After waking up to a quiet morning, nestled in my comfortable bed, in a warm house, on a safe street, with a hot cup of coffee waiting to warm up my insides. No drama. And I usually take it all for granted. Today I say, “Thank you, veterans!” The sun is shining, my neighbors are out walking their dogs before going off to work, and my two dogs sit in the window barking “good morning,” or maybe they’re actually barking “time to go for our walk,” Either way,…
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Travel & Adventure, the RV Lifestyle Coincides with the Biker Lifestyle

Published on December 5, 2019 under Blog
Travel & Adventure, the RV Lifestyle Coincides with the Biker Lifestyle
Creative RV – Atlanta, Georgia As a youngster growing up, we were so fortunate to experience the joy and fun of camping. Every summer, my parents would take us on an adventure to places we would read about in school. Now that I’m older, the thought of getting back into camping – AND taking my motorcycle along – is more intriguing, thanks to my conversation with Marc McAdams of Creative RV Atlanta! Creative RV is an amazing company whose headquarters are located in Chino, California. “We are technically the largest bus sales company in the nation. We specialize in buses…
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Born To Ride Pin-Up Girls – April Lynne

Published on December 1, 2019 under Blog
Born To Ride Pin-Up Girls – April Lynne
April Lynne as featured in the Born To Ride PIN-UP Girls magazine – Premier issue Social Media Links https://www.facebook.com/april42280 https://www.instagram.com/aprils_yams https://www.modelmayhem.com/april42280 https://borntoride.com/2016/06/born-to-ride-pin-up-girls-magazine-premier-issue/
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Building a Life You Love AFTER Losing the Love of Your Life

Published on November 6, 2019 under Blog
Building a Life You Love AFTER Losing the Love of Your Life
There are so many of us that have lost people close to us. From a spouse, partner, best friend, and family, it doesn’t seem to get any easier. I had the pleasure of speaking with Myra McElhaney who many of you have read her articles in Born To Ride magazine. Well, we are turning the tables and interviewing her about her successful book, “Losing the Love of your Life.” Why did she decide to write this book? “It’s been 10 years since I lost my husband. At this stage in life, I’m meeting more and more women who have lost…
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Relics Retreats A Collision of Dreams © Dedicated to Clint

Published on October 16, 2019 under Blog
Relics Retreats A Collision of Dreams © Dedicated to Clint
Years ago, I awakened from a dream knowing that my pursuit for happiness would in part be wrapped within writing. Who knew that this pathway would give me so much in the creation of a family who wanted nothing more than to love me. To this day my life is fueled with words that leap off the page for my children and those I hold near and dear to my heart. It is through writing that I have been given the privilege to elevate those who take the time to read my work. From subtle to direct the underlying premise…
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Haus of Trikes & Bikes – and more!

Published on October 15, 2019 under Blog
Haus of Trikes & Bikes – and more!
There is a huge secret that you may not know of, located in beautiful Ft. Myers, Florida. Haus of Trikes & Bikes is your absolutely one-stop shop for bike repair, rental bikes, new and used motorcycles, and their specialty – building trikes. I spent a wonderful afternoon with Owner Manfred Glanzner and Sales Consultant Mike Tinneny. Both gentlemen are very intelligent professionals who love what they do at Haus of Trikes & Bikes! Manfred shared with me why he started this business. “I started Haus of Trikes & Bikes in 2000. As you can imagine at this point, everyone was…
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Congratulations Atlanta Harley-Davidson for 55 Years Serving the Biker Community

Published on October 15, 2019 under Blog
Congratulations Atlanta Harley-Davidson for 55 Years Serving the Biker Community
And 55 years ago, Eddie Houghton started selling Harley-Davidson motorcycles in downtown Atlanta. WOW! I was still living “up north” and was only 10 years old. My father owned Harley’s in his youth and much to my delight, around this time in my life he brought home a used Harley panhead. I was hooked! Now, my little bicycle riding buddies, at the time were going gaga over the big bad Honda 305 Scrambler. Whoopie, I thought, 305cc vs. 1200cc. Bigger is better, so I’ll stick with the “hog.” When the time came, I bought a brand new, shiny black, 1977…
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Women’s World Riding Soul-O By Myra McElhaney

Published on October 15, 2019 under Blog
Women’s World Riding Soul-O By Myra McElhaney
“There was always a need for speed around our house.” Debi Tolbert Duggar says. She grew up around classic cars and was on the back of a boy’s motorcycle since she was 15 years old. Through some ‘bad’ relationships she ended up loving the bike more than the boy. She loved the long rides like Route 66 and riding to Daytona. Guys seem to like seeing how many miles they can get under the tires and she wanted to savor the moments and enjoy seeing the country. At one point she got off a soon-to-be-ex-boyfriend’s bike and said she’d never…
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