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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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Choppertown Live at Thunder By The Bay

Published on January 12, 2021 under Born To Ride
Choppertown Live at Thunder By The Bay
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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Bitchin’ Big Wheels for Baggers

Published on January 12, 2021 under Born To Ride
Bitchin’ Big Wheels for Baggers
We Check Out Metalsport Inc. There are some companies whose products can really add an outstanding custom look to a bagger, yet most riders don’t know much about them. Metalsport is just such a company; they make super sharp looking large diameter billet wheels. Granted there are other people that make large diameter wheels, but only few do it like Metalsport; their billet wheels are true one-piece creations. Having seen their wheels on many custom bikes, we decided to give you a close-up view of just how they make them. Located in a rather non-descript building out east of Los…
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Readers Ride – Megan Rodgers’ Super Sexy Sportster Chopper

Published on January 11, 2021 under Born To Ride
Readers Ride – Megan Rodgers’ Super Sexy Sportster Chopper
Beartooth Rally and Iron Horse RodeoLike you who are reading these words, Megan Rodgers of Charleston, SouthCarolina, lives to ride. Her passion for two wheels began thanks to her brotherin-law, who rides and builds motorcycles. Megan caught the bug and started working at a shop called America Biker. She’d like to thank Rich Worley down at American Biker for helping her live her motorized dreams. Megan’s first bike was a T125 Suzuki two-stroke. That bike led to a Honda CB350 and a whole bunch of other bikes over the years. Her first Harley was the cool custom Sportster you are…
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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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Brown Sugaa and Medusa – Women’s World

Published on December 18, 2020 under Born To Ride
Brown Sugaa and Medusa – Women’s World
Danni Benson started out riding on the back of her boyfriend’s bike. He tended to drink a bit and she realized that riding with him wasn’t safe. She learned to ride her own and bought a 1998 GSXR 600 sport bike. Later she traded it for a Ninja 600 sports bike and dumped the boyfriend. She let a friend ride her bike and she was taking a short ride on his when the road suddenly ended, turning to gravel. With the combination of an unfamiliar bike, gravel and trying to turn quickly she crashed! It took a year to recover…
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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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Readers Ride – Painkiller

Published on December 16, 2020 under Born To Ride
Readers Ride – Painkiller
Rich Pitoniak’s Shovelhead Calling Card No less of a motorcycle legend than Mondo Porras of Denver’s Choppers calls Rich Pitoniak “Shovelhead Rich.” A lifelong biker and machinist by trade, Rich is a long time mechanic and passionate gearhead out of Westfield, Massachusetts. “Painkiller” is the name of Rich’s dazzling 1967 Shovelhead chopper seen here, a bike he’s owned for 25 years. The scooter has been reincarnated a few times in different frames, but when Rich started his business, Pitoniak's Custom Cycles in 2004, he wanted to build a bike to be a calling card for his shop. And what a calling…
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Tech Tip – Inside Harley’s Milwaukee-Eight Motor

Published on December 15, 2020 under Born To Ride
Tech Tip – Inside Harley’s Milwaukee-Eight Motor
Checking Out Their 4-Valve Heads With the 2017 introduction of their Milwaukee-Eight motor, H-D finally stepped into the twenty-first century! The major reason for saying this is, that’s when they fitted their big-twin powered bikes with a completely new motor, which they named the Milwaukee-Eight. For the regular Softail and touring line-up, it displaces 107-cubic inches and in their CVO and performance bikes, it has 114-inches of displacement. Along with the larger displacement, it had several new features: one of which is that it has four valves and two spark plugs per cylinder. Along with these power improvements, there were…
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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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Ride on down to Choppertown

Published on December 10, 2020 under Born To Ride
Ride on down to Choppertown
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. It’s all about biker good times including every biker movie and motorcycle-related television show you can imagine. Now Choppertown Live will bring you one kickass ride-in custom chopper show at one of Florida’s legendary best biker events. 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…
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