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Bike Hero Not For Sale – Night Train

Published on January 10, 2019 under Blog
Bike Hero Not For Sale – Night Train
January is “Human Trafficking Awareness Month.” Meet Sally. Sally is a survivor of human trafficking. Yep! As an avid biker, she is one of us. An icon representing courage in the communities and people she touches. She is also a seasoned professional model who you probably have seen in biker-related media before. Sally is a true warrior. Her story and what she went through is gut-wrenching. I am privileged to be her friend. Sally is the mother to six children and a grandmother of two. She is currently Co-Director of “Fighting Against Trafficking Organization.” Sally also strongly focuses on her…
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Roustabout – Biker Movie Review

Published on January 9, 2019 under Blog
Roustabout – Biker Movie Review
Born To Ride is reviewing the top 13 “Biker Exploitation” Films. Elvis’ Roustabout comes in at number 11. In order to understand the true and effectual definition of the word (roustabout), I actually had to do some research. I had always assumed that a ‘Roustabout’ was just a loner that traveled around on a motorcycle, drinking and beating people up. This vision in my mind was likely based on the movie, which I viewed when I was a child. I wasn’t very far off. It seems that the true definition of a roustabout or people that are (roustabouts) are basically…
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Spyke & Mike New Jeans in 2019!

Published on January 8, 2019 under Blog
Spyke & Mike New Jeans in 2019!
What's up my BTR friends. Mike and I made it through another Christmas. It was a pleasant holiday, but he’s still a little bruised up from the beating he took from a couple of part-time Santa's offended by his ‘Santa is a woman’ story last month. … Mike tells me this New Year symbolizes a unique chapter in the book of his life. It offers him the greatest opportunity to bring about a change in his undesired traits and behaviors. Also, to accomplish a personal goal: improve his inner harmony, so he says. In past years, he set many resolutions…
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How to stand out in a crowd. Confessions of an Isle of Man-iac

Published on January 8, 2019 under Blog
How to stand out in a crowd. Confessions of an Isle of Man-iac
I must confess, the Isle of Man TT has pulled me in deep. Unless you have gone to the greatest race on earth, it is hard to explain. Being a photographer, I have thousands of photographs that blend all together in the sea of photographers. I started looking at my pictures and could see that I needed to stand out in the crowd. I have an art background and all the tools I needed, so I let my brain take over. It didn’t take long to finish my first work of art, well actually it did and 6 months later,…
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Women’s World REFLECTIONS & RESOLUTIONS

Published on January 8, 2019 under Blog
Women’s World REFLECTIONS & RESOLUTIONS
It is a brand new year full of exciting adventures and endless possibilities. Consider all that you had dreamt of and let go of. Consider how your life could be different had you made different choices in life. Now celebrate that you are here and alive, able to read this article because that means you can change things and live your life in extraordinary ways, starting today. It is not too late to reinvent yourself. If you are here on earth and breathing, you can start to reinvent your life beginning with your mind and attitude. If you choose to…
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An Amazing Year-In-Review

Published on January 7, 2019 under Blog
An Amazing Year-In-Review
As I’m writing this, I’m reflecting on what an astounding year 2018 was, both in motorcycling and in my own life. The memories, experiences, and stories come rushing back into my mind, and I’m grateful for each one. The MIC report that showed women riders in America is up to 19% is fantastic news, decades in the making. The “Give A Shift” initiative, among others, to encourage more people to take up motorcycling is showing signs of having a positive effect. The legendary Royal Enfield Motorcycle Company has entered the American market, and all of the major brands are stepping…
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Mr. Bikefest

Published on January 4, 2019 under Blog
Mr. Bikefest
Trying to determine the exact point where Mr. Bikefest was created is tricky. Ron was always an entertainer; he created a fun and welcoming atmosphere everywhere he went. His personality combined with a passion for conquering new challenges means he was always getting into something. The defining moments leading to Mr. Bikefest started in 2001. My dad and I had just finished the 1941 flathead and decided to debut that beauty at Daytona. With no preparation and little knowledge about that famous beach town, it was by chance that I entered and won the Daddy Rat ride in bike show.…
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“A Biker’s Love Affair: A Story of Salvation”

Published on January 4, 2019 under Blog
“A Biker’s Love Affair: A Story of Salvation”
“A Biker’s Love Affair: A Story of Salvation” By Dolores Elam A cancer diagnosis. A fire. The death of a beloved spouse. Anyone of these would be enough to make someone question their faith, but after experiencing all three in the past two years my faith is stronger than ever. I’ve claimed my miracle and every day I see the undeniable presence of God. It started on February 5, 2015, when my husband Wayne was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. I slipped my hand into his and squeezed as we walked out of the hospital. The doctors told us…
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Brandon Robinson to Return to Kennedy Racing in 2019

Published on January 3, 2019 under AMA
Brandon Robinson to Return to Kennedy Racing in 2019
PHOENIX, AZ. (January 3, 2019) - After a two-year absence, Kennedy Racing is returning to the 2019 American Flat Track (AFT) series in the AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines class. With veteran rider and proven race winner Brandon Robinson, and former AMA Pro Racing Tuner of the Year Brent Armbruster, the team already poses a formidable threat to other AFT Twins competitors.   "Having a realistic shot at winning the 2019 AFT Twins Championship is the only reason we put this team back together," said Jerry Kennedy, team owner of Kennedy Racing.   Kennedy Racing will compete on…
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American Patriot’s 1-3-19

Published on January 3, 2019 under Blog
American Patriot’s 1-3-19
American Patriot's   We have successfully reached the year of our Lord 2019 and hopefully this year we, as a nation will be able to successfully navigate the pitfalls, we have seen in years past. This year I pray we come back together as a united nation, wherein we deal with the problems we, ourselves, have made. Sadly, our nation’s oldest veteran Richard Overton who reached the age of 112 years passed away last Thursday. He was born in Bastrop County, Texas in 1906 and served in the US Army’s all black 1887th Engineer Aviation Battalion from 1942 to 1945.…
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My wish for CHRISTmas

Published on December 21, 2018 under AMA
My wish for CHRISTmas
My wish for CHRISTmas   Now that I have reached and exceeded the age of 70 years my wishes for Christmas have changed dramatically. Instead of the usual gifts of tools, sports equipment or clothing I have finally decided I wanted something even better. Peace on Earth and goodwill toward all.   I know I’m living in a dream world hoping what I wish for at Christmas comes true.   Our world and country are driven by power, greed and narcissism over and above what we can ever imagine.   In my world, be it ever so small and simple,…
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SAFE ZONE Speed kills… and so does slow

Published on December 21, 2018 under Blog
SAFE ZONE Speed kills… and so does slow
As a motorcycle riding instructor, I follow the curriculum and never advocate speeding. As a street renegade rider and a realist, I realize that if you don’t speed at times, a vehicle is likely to run over your butt and your bike. In my dreams, I imagine a small town (with a name like Gooberville) where a biker can ride without feeling like he’s the last target at a gun range. But I live in South Florida, number one in road rage for the third consecutive year, where I count acceleration as one of the most important actions I can…
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Edel Weiss Lite : A Three-Day Adventure in South Africa

Published on December 20, 2018 under Blog
Edel Weiss Lite : A Three-Day Adventure in South Africa
As I climb out of my comfortable bed in the dark before dawn, the adrenaline coursing through my veins has any triple shot at Starbucks beat. Scratching around with a 20-watt side lamp, I want to make sure nothing is left out of my camera bag. As I am stepping out into the cool, morning air, daylight is tearing the black curtain behind the distant mountains revealing a mouth-watering display of color. Lights are on in the row of small cabins in front of me. I hear voices floating across the African landscape as excited as I to start this…
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US Senate Passes Motorcyclist Anti-Profiling Resolution

Published on December 18, 2018 under Blog
US Senate Passes Motorcyclist Anti-Profiling Resolution
US Senate Passes Motorcyclist Anti-Profiling Resolution The US Senate, in a rare unanimous decision, adopted a resolution December 12th, 2018 promoting awareness of motorcyclist profiling and encouraging collaboration and communication with the motorcycling community and law enforcement officials to prevent instances of profiling. Senate Res. 154 also urges state law enforcement officials to condemn motorcyclist profiling in their policies and training materials. Senate resolutions do not have the force of law. As adopted, the resolution recognizes the significant increase in motorcycle registrations during the past 20 years and points out that half of the motorcyclists surveyed believe they have been…
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American Motorcyclist Association issues 2019 MotoAmerica Regulations

Published on December 18, 2018 under AMA
American Motorcyclist Association issues 2019 MotoAmerica Regulations
Changes made to sporting regulations, technical regulations for Junior Cup, Twins Cup PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association has issued the 2019 regulations for MotoAmerica, the home of the AMA Superbike Championship, featuring changes to the sport regulations, as well as the technical regulations for the MotoAmerica Junior Cup and Twins Cup. The changes to the technical regulations are intended to better balance motorcycle performance in the Junior Cup and Twins Cup classes. "The AMA and MotoAmerica have worked closely to develop the series' 2019 regulations, which we believe will improve MotoAmerica's on-track product, as well as produce fairer…
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U.S. Senate Passes Motorcycle Profiling Resolution

Published on December 17, 2018 under Blog
U.S. Senate Passes Motorcycle Profiling Resolution
U.S. Senate Passes Motorcycle Profiling Resolution The U.S. Senate unanimously passed Res. 154, a measure which "promotes increased public awareness of motorcycle profiling, encourages collaboration and communication with the motorcycle community and law enforcement to engage in efforts to end motorcycle profiling, [and] urges state law enforcement officials to include statements condemning motorcycle profiling in written policies and training materials." Basically, the resolution declares that law enforcement should not treat citizens differently because they ride motorcycles or associate with motorcycle riders. One example of this took place in 2015 when bike-only checkpoints were eliminated. Although the vast majority of law…
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