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The Letterfly Guy

Published on February 10, 2021 under Blog
The Letterfly Guy
Wow! What a blast going on here in central Florida! If you didn’t see the interview on Born to Ride TV on the Boss Hogg Radio Show last month, just visit the Born to Ride Archives and watch. I am complimented to be endorsed by such a great group of enthusiasts all dedicated to heightening the motorcycling experience. That is pretty much what I do except they do it with exciting events, show off what’s new with motorcycle products, introduce the radical fabricators, showcase accessories and stuff. I do it with decorative paint. The finishing touch for any bike building…
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Tech Tip Hi-Tech Lighting

Published on February 10, 2021 under Front Page
Tech Tip Hi-Tech Lighting
Installing A LED Headlight All headlights are not created equal; they are available in four basic light sources: incandescent, quartz halogen, HID (high intensity discharge) and LED (light emitting diode). Some riders think that brighter headlights are better, when in fact it is the color temperature of the light source that gives a rider the ability to see objects at night. A whiter light gives a rider greater depth of view at night. Incandescent and quartz halogen lights have a yellow cast and HID lights have a blue beam, while hi-output LEDs emit a true white light; their light color…
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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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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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2021 HARLEY-DAVIDSON STREET BOB 114 MODEL ADDS GRITTY PERFORMANCE TO CRUISER LINEUP

Published on January 19, 2021 under Front Page
2021 HARLEY-DAVIDSON STREET BOB 114 MODEL ADDS GRITTY PERFORMANCE TO CRUISER LINEUP
Fat Boy® 114 Model Restyled in Bright Chrome for 2021 MILWAUKEE (January 19, 2021) – Harley-Davidson® Softail® motorcycles combine modern power and technology with authentic American styling to offer a pure riding experience. New for the 2021 Softail line, the Street Bob® model receives a displacement upgrade with the Milwaukee-Eight® 114 engine in addition to its stripped-down styling and no-nonsense performance for a new model, Street Bob 114. Also, new for the 2021 Softail models, the legendary Fat Boy® 114 model is restyled with brilliant chrome. Eight Harley-Davidson Softail models range in style from classic to custom to gritty, and…
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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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Have a vision-Trust the process…

Published on January 14, 2021 under Blog
Have a vision-Trust the process…
Bobby Stein is an Effective and Experienced communicator. A professional with a demonstrated history working within the fitness and podcast communities. He is the Creator and Host of the Motiv8d Mindset and producer and co-host of the “Two Wheel Action” Podcasts. He is passionate about sharing the successes, setbacks and stories of artists, athletes, musicians, entrepreneurs and extraordinary folks from all walks of life unveiling and learning just what Motivates their Mindset- Hello and Welcome to the New Year Born to Ride Family! Do we realize that right now is a fantastic time to get after it… Hindsight truly is…
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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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