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Oregon motorcyclist kicked by cop awarded $180G to settle excessive force claim

Published on February 15, 2016 under Blog
Oregon motorcyclist kicked by cop awarded $180G to settle excessive force claim
EUGENE, Ore. — A federal jury has ruled in favor of a Eugene motorcyclist who was kicked in the chest by an Oregon State Police captain after a chase. The jury awarded Justin Wilkens $180,000 on Jan. 14 to settle his excessive force claim in the August 2012 incident, the Register-Guard reports. "I'm just happy as heck," Wilkens, 41, said as he left the courthouse. Video of the incident shows Wilkens speeding past Capt. Rob Edwards, who was in an unmarked police car. Edwards began to pursue Wilkens and then rear-ended his motorcycle. The police captain can then be seen pointing…
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FROM WALL STREET TO MAIN STREET ON TWO WHEELS

Published on December 18, 2015 under Blog
FROM WALL STREET TO MAIN STREET ON TWO WHEELS
Happy New Year; I thought it would be great to use an example of someone I have helped over the years. The following story really touches my heart with a client and fellow rider I met about a year ago. I have changed his name and some of the numbers of the principal to protect our client, but it is a very real client and I see this over and over again. John came to me about a year ago. After our meeting, I asked him to go home and gather anything that related to his financial situation so we…
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FUNDRAISER : Together we can help Jamie continue to work hard every day for children with disabilities!

Published on December 2, 2015 under Blog
What: Jamie's new wheelchair accessible van Goal: $25,000. Amount raised to date $2,355. Fundraiser ends Feb 1, 2016. Why: Jamie works hard each day for children with disabilities. As a public relations specialist for Shriners Hospital for Children - Tampa, she helps put the spotlight on the help available to these special children & the families that love them. She herself was a patient of Shriners Hospital, first in Erie, then in Tampa. Now she’s giving back to the wonderful hospital system that helped her gain independence and become a productive adult. With congenital muscular dystrophy, she’s been confined to…
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‘Born to Ride’ celebrates 20-year journey on TV

Published on November 20, 2015 under Blog
‘Born to Ride’ celebrates 20-year journey on TV
By Eric Vician, Times Correspondent Wednesday, November 18, 2015 5:01pm Ron Galletti still remembers the day he came home from the sweltering Florida heat of his construction foreman and told his wife he left his job to pursue an entrepreneurial idea. Galletti wanted to document the lifestyle of motorcycle riders and thought the idea might make for a good television show. That was 20 years — and two children — ago for the couple, who co-produce Born to Ride a show seen in more than 2 million homes, across 14 counties including locally on Great 38, WTTA Tampa Bay Sundays…
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Meet Becca Monopoli at the Born To Ride 20th Anniversary Party

Published on November 17, 2015 under Blog
Meet Becca Monopoli at the Born To Ride 20th Anniversary Party
Meet Becca Monopoli at the Born To Ride 20th Anniversary Party representing the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches and Becca Monoploi Racing.  She was just selected be NASCAR to participate in their 2015 Drive for Diversity program. http://hometracks.nascar.com/diversity/story/engines-revved-drive-diversity-combine_10072015  
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2015 AIMExpo Wraps Final Day Amid Applause

Published on October 19, 2015 under Blog
2015 AIMExpo Wraps Final Day Amid Applause
ORLANDO, Fla. (October 18, 2015) – As doors closed on the 2015 American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) applause filled the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) where consumer attendees on the packed show floor joined the 561 exhibitors in celebrating the event’s third year in Orlando. AIMExpo Championship of the Americas The inaugural AIMExpo Championship of the America’s featured a slew of radically designed, hand built bikes by North America's top custom builders. These bikes and builders were met with a standing ovation during the award ceremony that crowned builders in four unique classes and culminated in the choosing of a…
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Bikers, officials say this year’s 75th Sturgis rally is huge

Published on August 6, 2015 under Born To Ride
Bikers, officials say this year’s 75th Sturgis rally is huge
STURGIS, S.D. -- (AP) It'll take some time before official attendance numbers for the landmark 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally are in, but bikers and officials say it's one of the largest rallies they've ever seen in the small western South Dakota town. Attendance projections for this year's rally, which runs through Sunday, breached 1 million people. That would be a big jump from the record 633,000 people who flooded Sturgis for the 60th anniversary in 2000. Continue Reading on http://www.baynews9.com By JAMES NORD, Last Updated: Wednesday, August 05, 2015
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The Freedom Ride

Published on August 4, 2015 under Blog
The Freedom Ride
Special to Born to Ride by Wanda Kenton Smith Eight years ago, I was a harried business owner of a $20 million advertising and PR agency, juggling the roles of biz exec with that of wife, soccer mom, parental caregiver, writer/editor, and boating industry activist. My world embodied a frenzied rush of deadlines, with no time for hobbies or personal passions. I was just another highly charged workaholic running through the maze, trying desperately to maintain sanity while pursuing the elusive American dream. And then, I took a motorcycle ride. My creative director and I were in an all-day strategic…
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Check Out the Two Coolest Booths in Sturgis…Love Jugs!

Published on August 4, 2015 under Blog
Check Out the Two Coolest Booths in Sturgis…Love Jugs!
Going to Sturgis? Get ready for the ride of a lifetime, especially during the 75th Anniversary Sturgis Rally.The weather conditions will vary from cold, windy, rain and hailstones to hot as hell. Two and a half hours riding down Main Street in stop and start traffic will catch your attention...if not 2nd degree burns to your thighs. Check out what Jimmy Kay said from Two Wheel Thunder TV about the extreme weather conditions he encountered while traveling cross country.   "My Love Jugs fans withstood the harshest conditions I endured. Love Jugs are 100% waterproof outdoor rated fan motors, and…
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GET READY FOR STURGIS!

Published on July 16, 2015 under Blog
GET READY FOR STURGIS!
THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE STURGIS® MOTORCYCLE RALLY™ August 3 – 9, 2015 has the potential to be one of the greatest and perhaps largest gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts of all time. The time is drawing near quickly that we will be right smack dab in the middle of Main Street madness, celebrating the 75th year of the Sturgis Rally. Many of you are planning to attend this epic event and will become a part of Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™ history. Sturgis offers one of the best biker experiences in the world that is anticipated by thousands of fans months, even…
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Wackos in WACO – by Craven Moorehead

Published on July 9, 2015 under Blog
Wackos in WACO – by Craven Moorehead
Wackos in Waco Waco, TX:  9 dead, 20 wounded, 177 arrested in Gestapo style police action An unbelievable and inconceivable blow has been dealt to the entire biker community. Not just club members, but anyone that rides a motorcycle has been affected by this terrible incident. As readers of the region’s most popular biker magazine, most of you read this publication to be informed, entertained and supported. As a contributor to this entity for over a decade, I feel the necessity to come clean about some of the things that I know and a few of the things that I…
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FIVE WOMEN, THEIR HARLEYS AND A CAMERA:

Published on June 30, 2015 under Born To Ride
FIVE WOMEN, THEIR HARLEYS AND A CAMERA:
FIVE WOMEN, THEIR HARLEYS AND A CAMERA: ALL THE MAKINGS OF A MEMORABLE COAST-TO-COAST MOTORCYCLE RIDE Harley-Davidson and photographer Lana MacNaughton announce upcoming Highway Runaways Ride paying homage to women riders blazing their own trail MILWAUKEE (JUNE 30, 2015) – Harley-Davidson is celebrating 100-years of strong and confident women riders by supporting renowned photographer and motorcyclist Lana MacNaughton and the Highway Runaways Ride. Distinguished for her “Women’s Moto Exhibit,” MacNaughton is leading four of her closest female friends on a cross country Harley-Davison motorcycle journey, starting July 3, when she kicks off the ride in Brooklyn, New York. This four-week…
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In recognition of the 68th Hollister Freedom Rally

Published on June 29, 2015 under Front Page
In recognition of the 68th Hollister Freedom Rally
The entire review could be summed up in a sentence: “This film created an image and a lifestyle that yet endures.” Yes, the image of a young Brando sitting on his Triumph motorcycle, dressed in a black leather jacket, tilted cap and a stolen trophy attached at the headlamp, is certainly one that literally everyone has seen at least once. Some of you still live that image today! This film arguably started the biker exploitation explosion in this reviewer’s eyes, and set the tone for hundreds of “B” movie skirt riders that are still being spawned as we speak. Released…
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Happy Father’s Day Fran!

Published on June 12, 2015 under Blog
Happy Father’s Day Fran!
Yes, you have read correctly, Happy Father’s Day Fran! Werner Haasch knows he has wonderful children, Fran and Marcus Haasch, and he’s the one who is grateful and thankful on Father’s Day. He doesn’t want to be catered to or spoiled for the day, but instead he wants to show his love and appreciation in a special way. So how does Werner do that for Fran? By building Fran an Almhütte of course! While on a family trip to Austria last year, Fran spotted an Almhütte and commented to her father how she would adore a hut like this in…
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BOXERWORKS BEEMERGLIDES

Published on June 10, 2015 under Blog
BOXERWORKS BEEMERGLIDES
On the outskirts of Watkinsville, Georgia, a quaint southern town just south of Athens and UGA, Boxerworks-Service , led by charismatic Nathan Mende and his team of dedicated craftsmen are turning heads as they turn out BeemerGlides, fully-functional retro-‘whatever old style bikes you would like.’ Born in Teaneck, NJ in the late ‘40s, Nathan’s father worked part-time at a local garage, wherein resided eight Slash Two BMWs; the owner, Nathan’s dad and six compadres would annually ship all eight bikes to a remote location, fly out and have a nice rideabout home. In the middle ‘60s he came upon a…
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