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Amber Balcean Underdog Bloodline in NASCAR

Published on November 6, 2019 under Born To Ride LifeStyle
Amber Balcean Underdog Bloodline in NASCAR
By Florida Night Train Gamble everything for love, if you’re a true human being. If not, leave this gathering. Half-heartedness doesn’t reach into majesty. You set out to find God, but then you keep stopping for long periods at mean-spirited roadhouses. ~ Rumi I think even Rumi would agree we could substitute the word “love” here for “passion.” Yes, Amber Balcean is known as an underdog. She comes from a bloodline all too familiar to me which is the good old blue-collar breed. Amber is packed with passion for what she does in ways that command respect. She comes from…
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Cherokee Blue Ridge Run 2019

Published on October 18, 2019 under Born To Ride
Cherokee Blue Ridge Run 2019
The Born To Ride crew rode up to document the annual Cherokee Blue Ride Run held from September 6, 2019 - Sunday, September 8, 2019, held at the Cherokee Fairgrounds in Cherokee, North Carolina URL: www.blueridgerun.com/ Check https://borntoride.com/2019/10/cherokee-blue-ridge-run-2019/
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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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A Biker, an Artist, a Potter and He May Be a Philosopher, Too!

Published on October 15, 2019 under Born To Ride
A Biker, an Artist, a Potter and He May Be a Philosopher, Too!
He’s a Biker, an Artist, a Potter and He May Be a Philosopher, Too! By Eric Albright One of the best parts of my work for the last 30 years has been the people I have met and worked with. I have shot interviews with world leaders as well as icons of the music, film and sports industries. For the most part, these shoots are fun and every once and a while they’re exciting. But many times it’s the person I don’t know beforehand that will leave the biggest impression on me. Meeting fellow biker, David Meaders is one of…
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SPYKE & MIKE Biker Benefit Party

Published on September 19, 2019 under Feature
SPYKE & MIKE Biker Benefit Party
Happy end of summer my BTR friends. Some of you will be overjoyed, some of you could care less, but I know Mike is definitely looking forward to fall. Not the tumbling kind mind you, but every day rehabbing is a day closer to the healing date. Mike babbles, “Oh yes my medicinal companion. You’ve spent a lot of time bedside, poolside, and tableside with me. The doc took a look at my screws, bolts, and plates’ shadow in the last set of X-rays.” He said, ‘I’m like Punxsutawney Phil and you only have six more weeks of darkness. Soon…
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Travel & Adventure, The RV Lifestyle Coincides with the Biker Lifestyle

Published on August 30, 2019 under Feature
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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When My Focus is Right, My Ride Through Life is a Joy

Published on August 8, 2019 under Born To Ride
When My Focus is Right, My Ride Through Life is a Joy
Years ago, when I decided to start riding again, I discovered that I had to take a riding course to get a certificate to get a motorcycle endorsement. I called around and found the opportunity to take a short refresher course with an instructor and then pass a riding test in order to get that necessary piece of paper.   During the refresher course, the instructor covered several basic riding truths, ideas that I had never known about in previous years. I had, in ages past, learned to ride a dirt bike and without further training, got a street bike…
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Broken Wing Won’t Keep Us Down

Published on August 7, 2019 under Born To Ride
Broken Wing Won’t Keep Us Down
Broken Wing Won’t Keep Us Down Hey there, my BTR friends, I must cackle that the last month-and-a-half has been a ‘not as planned’ unfortunate break from reality for us. I’ve been spending a lot more time than normal with Mike, and he doesn’t seem too happy about it. I wish I knew where the Fat Bird 2 was. I miss being on the backrest and riding with him down the road.   The last thing I remember is cruising on the Bayway and Mike avoiding a white SUV coming across his lane by going into the left turn lane.…
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JP’s Ramblin’ On 8-19

Published on August 6, 2019 under Born To Ride
JP’s Ramblin’ On 8-19
I Wet My Pants on the way to Frazier’s Harley-Davidson Wait … that’s NOT what it seems. Yeah, I was excited, thinking about the “Christmas in July” sale, the pretty girls in bikini’s washing hogs, and of course the free hot dogs! Free food always gets me excited!   But it was that downpour of rain I rode into after merging onto GA 400, and up the road maybe a half-mile, that got me soaked! But that’s alright. I was dressed for success in my cutoff sleeveless t-shirt and patched up blue jeans. At least I was wearing my Harley-Davidson…
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“Ted Nugent”

Published on August 6, 2019 under Born To Ride
“Ted Nugent”
“Ted Nugent” By Night Train© Photos by Brown Photography   I cannot possibly think of a better date to write this feature than on the 4th of July. I still remember when I purchased my very first rock album; “Scream Dream” by Ted Nugent. This is back in the days when music was still engraved on vinyl or recorded on tapes. I was raised in a family of trained classical musicians. If it wasn’t “classical” music, it simply was not music. I can’t tell you how much I wanted an electric guitar! I had music inside me screaming to get…
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Women’s World 8-19

Published on August 5, 2019 under Born To Ride
Women’s World 8-19
Desiree Colonna The Healing Road   By Myra McElhaney At age 45 when Desiree Colonna lost her husband to suicide and was left with two teenage girls to raise, she felt lost. Reminded of her how she loved riding on her brother’s motorcycle as a teen, she took the MSF class to do something she’d always wanted for herself and to give her something new to focus on.   She passed the class the first time but wasn’t comfortable with the clutch and gears she signed up again. The instructor took extra time explaining that to her to make sure…
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Eddy is Everywhere 8-5-19

Published on August 5, 2019 under Born To Ride
Eddy is Everywhere 8-5-19
WET ‘N WILD   It’s summer in Florida and our rainy season, so when you’re out on two wheels riding can certainly become Wet ‘N Wild in no time. Hopefully, most of you like me, ride with rain gear on board, but even then, there are times when you don’t have a chance to put it on in time. Believe me, I know!   Well, I was able to attend several events and Bike Nights that were pretty awesome despite the wet July weather, including Fireworks on the Fourth that were truly amazing. The 8th Annual Suncoast Brotherhood Pasco Chapter…
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