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Reader’s Ride – Farrel’s Custom Touch

Published on February 10, 2021 under Born To Ride
Reader’s Ride – Farrel’s Custom Touch
Farrel Bernstein has lived an amazing life and has had an illustrious career. Born in New York and now living in Port Richey, Florida, self-proclaimed CEO, designer, craftsman and chief cook and bottle washer at Custom Touch Biker Jewelry, Farrel is a lifelong biker who has motorcycle oil runnin’ in his veins. His old school jewelry is made by bikers, for bikers. We’re talkin’ hand-made, unique fine jewelry and motorcycle accessories. You could say that he’s been involved in a lot of skullduggery as much of his biker art is adorned in sinister skulls. Farrel tells us that his parents…
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The past holiday season has been tough for Mike my BTR friends.

Published on February 10, 2021 under Blog
The past holiday season has been tough for Mike my BTR friends.
The past holiday season has been tough for Mike my BTR friends. Between covid and some unusual circumstances regarding his healing, his addiction has reappeared it’s ugly head. These trying times have become so bad that it’s almost as if Mike has the onset of dementia and this feathered egg maker almost cracked. Let me tell y’all about it. Ever since last month’s new revelation with people and doors, Mike has been wandering around, talking to himself and thinking out loud. It was the straw that broke the camels’ back. He has now fallen off the wagon, right back into…
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The Squeaky Wheel

Published on February 10, 2021 under Born To Ride
The Squeaky Wheel
Welcome to February, 2021. It’s already one month into the new year, and I gotta wonder how many people made those resolutions on New Year’s and have already quit the attempt to make the changes they wanted to see in their lives. Very unfortunate. We, as a society, need to realize that it takes time, effort and drive to get what we want. Not a handout. What we’ve seen in 2020 is not the right way to go about getting what you want long-term. The old saying is that, ‘the squeaky wheel gets the grease’ and unfortunately, at times that’s true. We…
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CHOPPERTOWN LIVE

Published on February 9, 2021 under Born To Ride
CHOPPERTOWN LIVE
What happens when you mix an award-winning series of Chopper Documentaries under the Choppertown name, add about 50 world class chopper builds, a few hotrods, an amazing 11,000 square foot venue in a topical climate like Sarasota Florida? You get an awesome event called ‘Choppertown Live’! This three-day event is brought to you by the good people at Born to Ride Media and will be held at Thunder By the Bay at the Sarasota Fairgrounds Feb.19th, 20th and 21st. Our goal at Born to Ride is to bring you an incredibly fun three day immersive ‘experience’ complete with a motorcycle…
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2021 THUNDER BY THE BAY MUSIC & MOTORCYCLE FESTIVAL

Published on February 9, 2021 under Feature
2021 THUNDER BY THE BAY MUSIC & MOTORCYCLE FESTIVAL
ONE OF THE BEST EVENTS TO ATTEND AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR IS WITHOUT A DOUBT THUNDER BY THE BAY IN SARASOTA, FLORIDA. This event is constantly bringing in the best of music, vendors, parties, contests, and more. I had the great opportunity to speak with Lucy Nicandri, the Festival Organizer and Executive Director for the Suncoast Charities for Children, about this year’s exciting event! In terms of Covid-19, I asked Lucy what changes had to be made in planning this year’s Festival. Nicandri shared, “Expanded safety precautions and social distancing measures will be implemented for the safety and…
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Biker Legend, Mondo Porras – The Godfather of Choppers

Published on February 8, 2021 under Born To Ride
Biker Legend, Mondo Porras – The Godfather of Choppers
Revered as the “Godfather of Choppers” by many of his peers, Mondo can look back at an illustrious career in custom bikes as very few can. From judging and putting on bike shows worldwide, to television appearances and hardcover books, his story is as unique as the man himself and his name as instantly recognizable as the long, low and lean bikes Denver’s is most known for. Of course, it wasn’t always just “Mondo.” In fact, during the early days, back in the sixties when he began his career at Denver’s Choppers in San Bernardino (commonly referred to as Berdoo),…
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Indian Larry’s Gasoline Alley Block Party

Published on February 8, 2021 under Born To Ride
Indian Larry’s Gasoline Alley Block Party
Born To Ride continues to look back at our relationship with Indian Larry. Here is a reprint of an article BTR published in August 2004 Where better to spend a Saturday afternoon then hanging out in Brooklyn at Gasoline Alley? Indian Larry is the host with the most and proves that his talents and vision surpass just motorcycles. From choppers, hemi’s, to jet engine trucks, this made for a world of eye candy and party props. The melting pot of NYC showed its true colors. A wide display of multi talented speed enthusiast, including Dave Cronk made this event completely…
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Hang with the Chillbunnys

Published on February 8, 2021 under Born To Ride
Hang with the Chillbunnys
Whether you ride solo, with your man, have a rad vehicle or just simply dig the lifestyle, you’re good to party with the Chillbunnys. Created out of pure love of the lifestyle and community, the bunnys welcome anyone and everyone who is interested in custom culture. Based in the foothills of the Carolinas, the Chillbunnys came together through one common thread, that thread was Danielle Nigro and her boyfriend Jason Darnell aka “The Chillbilly”. What started off as a joke soon became a fast-growing business, with a clothing line and a community of people interested in the same things. One…
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2021 HARLEY-DAVIDSON CVO MODELS COMBINE EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE, STYLE AND LUXURY

Published on January 19, 2021 under Feature
2021 HARLEY-DAVIDSON CVO MODELS COMBINE EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE, STYLE AND LUXURY
Two Models Debut Harley-Davidson Audio powered by Rockford Fosgate MILWAUKEE (January 19, 2021) – Harley-Davidson® Custom Vehicle Operations™ represent the pinnacle of Harley-Davidson style and design. Created for the most discerning customers, the 2021 CVO models offer show-stopping finishes, advanced technology, exclusive components and attention to detail that borders on obsessive, engineered and assembled to factory-quality standards and backed by the Harley-Davidson limited warranty. The Milwaukee-Eight® 117 powertrain – the most displacement and power offered in a motorcycle straight from the Harley-Davidson factory – is exclusive to four limited-production, premium CVO models. CVO models for 2021 include the CVO™ Limited,…
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NEW STYLE CHOICES AND FEATURES FOR HARLEY-DAVIDSON HOT ROD BAGGERS

Published on January 19, 2021 under Feature
NEW STYLE CHOICES AND FEATURES FOR HARLEY-DAVIDSON HOT ROD BAGGERS
New Chrome Finish and Two-Tone Paint Options for Road Glide Special and Street Glide Special Models MILWAUKEE (January 19, 2021) – A trio of hot rod baggers with fresh swagger and new features is part of the collection of special Harley-Davidson® motorcycles for 2021. With a slammed stance and muscular Milwaukee-Eight® 114 power, the Road King® Special, Road Glide® Special and Street Glide® Special models combine commanding street presence with the long-haul capabilities of the Harley-Davidson® Touring chassis. These bikes are designed to rule the boulevard on Friday night and run for the border at daybreak. For 2021, the Street…
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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
Like you who are reading these words, Megan Rodgers of Charleston, South Carolina, lives to ride. Her passion for two wheels began thanks to her brother in-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 lookin’ at on…
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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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