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WHY YOU NEED UM INSURANCE

Published on May 21, 2019 under Born To Ride
WHY YOU NEED UM INSURANCE
WHY YOU NEED UM INSURANCE Having the right insurance coverage can make all the difference if you are involved in a collision that is not your fault. State minimum required liability coverage is $25,000 per person with $50,000 maximum payout per incident. This amount is rarely adequate to pay for the severity of injuries that motorcyclists and their passengers often experience when involved in a crash, yet it is what many at-fault drivers carry. To help provide additional coverage for your injuries should you be hit by an uninsured, or under-insured motorist, make sure that you have Uninsured/Underinsured motorist coverage…
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Born To Ride Movie Review

Published on May 20, 2019 under Born To Ride
Born To Ride Movie Review
This month, it’s “Wild Hogs” starring Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence, and William H. Macy.  The film was released in 2007, and as far ‘biker exploitation films’ go, I suppose that definition probably doesn’t really fit. It is, however “wildly” entertaining if you are a comedy fanatic or middle-aged gay basher.   The story centers around four middle-aged businessmen who bored with their regular suburban lives, embark on a road trip on their Harleys. Doug (Tim Allen) is a dentist; Bobby (Martin Lawrence) is a plumber; Woody (Travolta) is a bankrupt husband of a swimsuit model, who is divorcing him.…
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Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson’s Black Dragon Breakdown Recap

Published on May 15, 2019 under Born To Ride
Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson’s Black Dragon Breakdown Recap
Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson's Black Dragon Breakdown Recap Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson's Black Dragon Breakdown changed things up for its 7th incarnation. Despite the weather turning everything upside down, the weekend became one of the most memorable in its history!   Extending from its traditional single-day format to a weekend-long celebration of motorcycles and music proved to be a recipe for success. The weekend was packed full of live music, professional builders, an amateur bike show, and hooligan flat track racing at Smoky Mountain Speedway with Mama Tried's Flat Out Friday crew, all the way from Milwaukee. The weekend kicked off with…
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Couple Donates Wedding Gifts to Children’s Hospital

Published on May 15, 2019 under Born To Ride
Couple Donates Wedding Gifts to Children’s Hospital
Couple Donates Wedding Gifts to Children's Hospital Willy and Pat first met in 8th grade and became friends. But after high school, they went their separate ways. They hadn't seen each other in 43 years, and then they connected on Facebook. Pat was coming to Florida for spring break. Pat asked Willy if he'd take her riding on his motorcycle. Willy asked Pat how many days should he set aside? Pat said just one. Well, they rode every day, and their love story began in Florida. They chatted Pat's whole trip home to Ohio and continued chatting every day and…
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King Diamond

Published on May 7, 2019 under Born To Ride
King Diamond
Bike Build Tech Sheet General Owner: David Polgreen Fabrication: David Polgreen and Chris Lampman Year and Make: 1961 Harley-Davidson Model: FL Assembly: David Polgreen & Chris Lampman Photos and Story by Josh Kurpius King Diamond started almost entirely on a whim. My friend Chris Lampman told me to stop messing around with a generator shovel project I was putzing with and to do the pan in a VL frame project I had in my garage. We started working on the bike in October or November of 2007 and finished it by the third week of March 2008. We put in…
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Lisamarie Garcia

Published on May 6, 2019 under Born To Ride
Lisamarie Garcia
My name is Lisamarie Garcia, I’m 34 and have 2 children. I was born in Puerto Rico and raised in NYC. I’m a Realtor with McPeak Real Estate Firm, a small Veteran-owned Brokerage out of Brandon, FL. When it comes to getting a home sold, social media is key. Someone is always looking so I do my best to constantly promote homes for my sellers. For my buyers, I’m pretty much available 24/7. Communication plays a huge part in this business. I don’t just sell in Brandon, FL. As long as you’re buying or selling in Florida, I’ll help you. I have…
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A BIRTHDAY PARTY

Published on May 2, 2019 under Born To Ride
A BIRTHDAY PARTY
A BIRTHDAY PARTY Georgia’s oldest Harley Dealer Macon Harley-Davidson hosted a 98th Birthday Party Celebration for its founder Grover Sassaman that no one in attendance will soon forget. Plenty of food, drinks, raffles, prizes and, of course, a huge Birthday Cake for all to enjoy. I didn’t want to miss the party, so riding down from Marietta, GA to Macon was a great Saturday ride. Upon arriving at Macon H-D and walking in the front door, Trig, their “greeter dog,” gave me a good sniff (looking for more food I suspect), after which I was face to face with Grover,…
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Rolling Thunder

Published on May 2, 2019 under Born To Ride
Rolling Thunder
Rolling Thunder - 1st Amendment Demonstration Run Rolling Thunder is the largest 1st Amendment demonstration run in the United States, and every year during Memorial Day weekend motorcyclists roll into our Nation’s capital to emphasize the urgency of keeping POW/MIA issues current. “With the economic recovery and healthcare reform taking center stage, the POW/MIA issue is one that nobody in our government wants to address anymore. If they keep dragging their feet, sooner or later anyone who was captured alive will have passed away. But for their families, there is never any closure. Searching for and returning remains is a…
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Road Construction – Work Zone Safety

Published on April 22, 2019 under Born To Ride
Road Construction – Work Zone Safety
Road Construction/Work Zone Safety   As anyone living in the Southeast knows, there are actually 5 seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, and Road Work. Considering recent developments in Metro Atlanta, the Road Work Season has begun in a brutal fashion.   Work zones are hazardous for all drivers, more so for motorcyclists. With less stability, the rider must be alert for potential danger. Some work zone road hazards include:   Gravel/Sand on Pavement. Slow down, no sudden turns, and brake lightly in a straight line.   Grooved Pavement. Keep your head up. Keep a steady throttle, go slow, and don’t…
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THUNDER BY THE BAY SUCCESSFUL FOR LOCAL CHARITY & ECONOMY

Published on April 18, 2019 under Born To Ride
THUNDER BY THE BAY SUCCESSFUL FOR LOCAL CHARITY & ECONOMY
THUNDER BY THE BAY SUCCESSFUL FOR LOCAL CHARITY & ECONOMY Thunder By The Bay’s relocation to the Sarasota Fairgrounds, $5 gate admission, and a date change to mid-February proved to be very successful this year raising over $180,000 for Suncoast Charities for Children. This is the most money the event has ever raised for the charity which supports five local non-profit agencies in Sarasota County (Children First, The Florida Center, Loveland Center, The Haven, and Sarasota County Special Olympics).   A report received from Research Data Services indicated that the three-day music and motorcycle festival yielded an economic impact of…
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