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Spyke & Myke March Madness

Published on March 18, 2020 under Blog
Spyke & Myke March Madness
Hey, there my BTR friends! It's March Madness and that means the end of winter in Florida, spring breakers taking the place of snowbirds, the Strawberry Festival, and Bike Week in Daytona. Unfortunately, Mike and I won't be attending this year. He's still in rehab ‘cause his body is taking it’s good ole sweet time to heal. Mike says it sucks getting old, but I don't know what he's talking about. I just turned 28 a couple of weeks ago and to everyone's shock and awe, I popped a few eggs out of my butt during my birthday week! Yes,…
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Psychomania Movie Review

Published on March 18, 2020 under Blog
Psychomania Movie Review
This month Born To Ride reviews the 1971 film “Psychomania.” If you like old British horror films, then this one’s for you. Maybe I should have said horrible old British films. Either way, Psychomania has a lot to like or dislike, depending on your level of intoxication. The film centers around the life of “Tom” who is the leader of a ‘motorcycle gang’ called the Living Dead. Tom and his ‘gang’ ride authentic period Triumph motorcycles, and meet in a field with several large vertical stones which somewhat resemble Stonehenge. When they gather there, they often discuss what they will…
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The Art of James Silk

Published on March 11, 2020 under Blog
The Art of James Silk
Hello, Born To Ride readers, My name is James Silk. I’m a self-taught artist and drew a lot of choppers when I was very young. Motorcycles have always fascinated me, but I’ve never owned a Harley or a large bike. My father retired from the NYPD. He rode a 1947 Indian Motorcycle with the sidecar for many years while working on the force. I get inspiration from the older bikes, riders and beautiful women. Hopefully, that shows in some of these pieces I drew here. My work has been published in Penthouse magazine other publications and now Born To Ride…
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Rider Training & Education Contributes Little to Motorcycle Safety

Published on March 11, 2020 under Blog
Rider Training & Education Contributes Little to Motorcycle Safety
(According to U.S. Safety Experts) Many reputable groups within the highway safety community have taken the position that motorcycle rider training and education contributes little to motorcycle safety. It is their position that rider education does not have a discernable impact on motorcycle safety, and universal helmet laws are the only reliable method of reducing motorcycle fatalities. Do not take my word for it. Here is what the experts have to say: “While basic rider courses teach important skills, the effectiveness of training as a safety countermeasure to reduce motorcycle crashes is unclear.” (Traffic Safety Facts, National Highway Traffic Safety…
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“So Here’s The Deal” Big Bone 1%er

Published on March 11, 2020 under Blog
“So Here’s The Deal” Big Bone 1%er
So it's safe to assume that anyone reading this is probably just as biased as I am when it comes to this motorcycle stuff? We like the look of the bikes. We like the loud noise that they make. Hell, some of us even like the smell of the damned exhaust. There are also a ton of different bikes and there are many different types of people who ride motorcycles. I mean some folks are the so-called weekend warriors that take the bike out of the garage every once in a while. Then you got those folks who go through…
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The Shadow Warrior Riders MC – Warriors Helping Warriors

Published on March 11, 2020 under Blog
The Shadow Warrior Riders MC – Warriors Helping Warriors
I love hearing how folks became part of the Born To Ride Family. Today, you’re going to read about a long-time BTR family member, Chance Showell, and the magnificent work his MC is doing for veterans. When did you meet Ron and Debbie? “I think it was 1995. I was doing Tech Tip of the Week, sponsored by the local Tampa Harley-Davidson dealer. I had experience doing TV and radio, so it came naturally for me. In fact, Ron always called me, “One Take Chance” because I always got everything done in one take. Of course, over the years, with…
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Welcome to Daytona Bike Week. Now Leave!

Published on March 11, 2020 under Blog
Welcome to Daytona Bike Week. Now Leave!
Not a very Southern way of being hospitable is it? Well, to some it may be the greeting they receive when they arrive in Volusia County to attend the annual Bike week event. I’m referring to the percentage of the participants who ride to this event displaying their patch logo or “colors” signifying their membership in a motorcycle-related club or organization. Unless you’ve been under a rock or just don’t participate in Bike Week in Daytona, you can’t help but notice the “No Colors Allowed” on the entrances to various businesses during the event. It is my understanding that this…
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Rockville 2020 – 3 days of thunder and lightning

Published on February 28, 2020 under Blog
Rockville 2020 – 3 days of thunder and lightning
Welcome To Rockville 2020 Celebrates Its 10th Year Florida's Biggest Rock Experience Heads To Its New Home At The Daytona International Speedway In Daytona Beach, FL May 8, 9 & 10, 2020 With Incredible Festival Lineup Featuring Headliners Metallica (Two Unique Sets — Friday & Sunday) And Disturbed (Saturday) Plus Lynyrd Skynyrd—Last Show In Their Northern Florida Home Area— Godsmack, Deftones, Social Distortion, The Offspring, Staind, Lamb of God, Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, Mastodon, Gojira, Royal Blood, Alter Bridge, The Pretty Reckless, Anthrax & More Weekend, 2-Day & Single Day General Admission & VIP Passes And Camping On Sale Now With…
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We all know that the advertisers keep it all going, but it’s the articles and contributions that make the difference

Published on February 19, 2020 under Blog
We all know that the advertisers keep it all going, but it’s the articles and contributions that make the difference
Hi Ron, it was a pleasure meeting you at JT's roadhouse last night. I am the guy with that 76 shovelhead chopper with flames. First I wish to congratulate you and the gang at Born to Ride for publishing a great magazine. We all know that the advertisers keep it all going, but it's the articles and contributions that make the difference: The ad for Chopporama at Gibtown follows up with a write-up of the event along with info on the bikes and builders. This stuff keeps the reader informed and solicits the readers' interest. I am disappointed for missing…
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Showers in Season – Born To Ride Kids

Published on February 13, 2020 under Blog
Showers in Season – Born To Ride Kids
Christian Motorcyclists Association Living in Central Florida, we are prone to have seasons of showers. Before we mount up on our bikes for a ride, we will often check our weather map on our cell phones. That map, along with a good old fashion glance at the skies, can help us to plan our ride to avoid any potential rain. We can study the clouds or the overcast haze, and we can see which way the weather is blowing. That attention to the atmosphere can often give us good guidance. The only challenge with that technique is that we can…
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Nefarious James “Respect”

Published on February 13, 2020 under Blog
Nefarious James “Respect”
What the hell makes you think you’re so special that everyone should give you their respect? Tell me how you’ve earned it? Everybody wants it. There are those who think they deserve it. There are those who demand it. There are those who think it should just be given to them. For those in the lifestyle, y’all know what I’m talking about. I truly do believe many of you out there reading this article have no freaking clue what true respect really is as it relates to the motorcycle world. There are some things about respect you need to understand.…
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THUNDER BY THE BAY – 22 YEARS OF GIVING!

Published on February 4, 2020 under Blog
THUNDER BY THE BAY – 22 YEARS OF GIVING!
I’m at that age where I can’t remember what I did 5 minutes ago, let alone, 22 years ago! When it comes to pulling off outstanding and memorable biker events, Lucy Nicandri, the force behind Thunder By The Bay, can remember every detail on that first planning day; where the first Thunder By The Bay was planned out on a restaurant napkin! Who would have thought that you’re on your 22nd year with Thunder, Lucy? “Oh, Susan! You remembered the napkin story!” Yes, it is hard to believe that we have been doing this for so long!” “I try to…
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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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