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The Righteous World of Motorcycles – By Dave Nichols

Published on November 13, 2020 under Blog
The Righteous World of Motorcycles – By Dave Nichols
HOWDY BROTHERS AND SISTERS! We are so blessed. Anyone who rides a motorcycle is blessed to enjoy the thrills found on two wheels and the comradery found in the brotherhood and sisterhood of being part of the biker family. Born To Ride is your one-stop shop for everything to keep you in touch with that family of gearheads and moto maniacs. This issue’s cover story tells the tale of the world’s best boss – John Shope of Dirty Bird Concepts out of Arizona. John transformed a faithful employee’s stock Softail into an amazing custom Dirtytail and then gave it to…
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Spike and Mike

Published on October 30, 2020 under Blog
Spike and Mike
Hey there, my BTR friends. It's that time of year for cooler weather, the leaves to fall off some trees, and the colors of license plates in Florida to change. Speaking of changing, Mike must be feeling like a chameleon this month. One minute he is protecting himself with a mask and imitating me, the next he's trying to be The Captain. You know, that dude on a bottle of rum. He babbles, "Avast ye matey, there ye be, me scurvy winged little buccaneer. Come with me and let us pillage and plunder on the weekend of All-Hallows Eve. Thy…
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Ride your own Ride – Nefarious James

Published on October 30, 2020 under Blog
Ride your own Ride – Nefarious James
Well, October is upon us and thank goodness for that. It means 2020 is going to come to an end soon. Not soon enough if you ask me. Along with October comes Halloween and maybe Biketoberfest. Love Halloween. This year everyone has a costume. Just don’t wear a mask. Bad joke I know, but it seems appropriate. With that said, I want to comment on the goings on I’ve been seeing lately. There are way too many accidents/incidents involving motorcycles and even worse with fatalities. Snow birds are starting to flock our way and it’s that time of year to…
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Glam Fairy

Published on October 29, 2020 under Born To Ride
Glam Fairy
There are few Choppers in the Industry that are immediately recognizable and have achieved almost a cult following. That one custom build that draws a crowd at every event and keeps people talking for days, or even weeks after seeing it. One such legendary build is located deep in the heart of Lakeland, Florida. Meet the ‘Glam Fairy’, built by Eric Allard of FNA Custom Cycles and Josh Brennan of Fat American Choppers. The origin of the ‘Glam Fairy’ goes all the way back to 2010 when Josh Kurpius posted a video called ‘Japan Does it Right’ on a blog…
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John Shopes Dirty Bird Concepts – Worlds Best Boss Gives Super Surprise

Published on October 23, 2020 under Born To Ride
John Shopes Dirty Bird Concepts – Worlds Best Boss Gives Super Surprise
Hot on the heels of his success at creating oneof-a-kind custom baggers at Dirty Bird Concepts in Phoenix, Arizona, motorcycle mastermind John Shope came up with the next great idea: the Dirtytail. These Softail-based customs not only look incredible, they do the one thing that no stock Softail has ever done, namely, offer decent handling. “These bikes are something I’m very proud of,” John says. “They are comfortable and handle really well.” The Dirtytails can convert the entire Softail line, From Evos to M-8’s, into the motorcycle of your dreams. And they can be designed in a variety of looks,…
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Ghost Biker Explorations – Miranda Young, Paranormal Explorer and Biker

Published on October 23, 2020 under Blog
Ghost Biker Explorations – Miranda Young, Paranormal Explorer and Biker
Did you know that three out of every four Americans believe in ghosts and the paranormal? It’s true. Miranda Young, also known as the Ghost Biker, knows this better than most. Miranda has always been interested in the paranormal for as long as she can remember. As a child, you could find her in the library reading books about ghosts and folklore. Miranda began investigating with a ghost research team in 2013 and continued with them until 2018. Her role on the team consisted of being the photo analyst, video/audio evidence producer and marketing specialist, as well as investigator. While…
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4 THINGS TO HELP YOUR FAMILY IF YOU’RE INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT

Published on October 15, 2020 under Blog
4 THINGS TO HELP YOUR FAMILY IF YOU’RE INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT
When a serious car or motorcycle accident occurs, it is often a family member or significant other who is contacting an attorney on behalf of the injured party. While I hope neither you nor your family are ever in this situation, all motorists should share vital information with a trusted emergency contact to help ensure they’re adequately prepared in the event of an accident. Below is a list of information to keep up to date and share with your family member or significant other. 1. Medical Insurance: Provide your emergency contact with the name of your insurance company and your…
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READER’S RIDE – LUNGER, Tom Russo’s Motorcycle Tribute to Doc Holliday

Published on October 15, 2020 under Blog
READER’S RIDE – LUNGER, Tom Russo’s Motorcycle Tribute to Doc Holliday
All bikers love westerns. It’s just a fact. Retired Lawman Tom Russo has a warm place in his heart for Val Kilmer’s characterization of Doc Holliday in the film Tombstone. This one-of-a-kind tribute to the film took a little over a year to complete. In the film, Doc Holliday died from tuberculosis and at the time, someone who suffered from this disease was called a “lunger”, hence the name of this bike. Eric Barnes, owner of Airbrush Art USA in Gulfport, Florida, painted this 2019 Harley Street Glide with incredible attention to detail and a strong understanding of the themes…
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Real Pipes for the Low Rider S – Two-Into-One from Thunderheader

Published on October 15, 2020 under Born To Ride
Real Pipes for the Low Rider S – Two-Into-One from Thunderheader
Even though there are a bazillion people out here in Southern California where I live, we can think of lots of good reasons to be one of them. Those positive reasons are called canyon roads! And these roads have created a red hot used-bike market for Harley’s 2017 Low Rider S. Most of the bikes that Harley built on its Dyna platform handled very well. Then, with the introduction of the 2017 Low Rider S, aka FXDLS, Harley took the Dyna label to a whole new level of performance. For the ’17 FXDLS models, Harley added the Screamin’ Eagle 110…
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Survivor Strong Breast Cancer Survivor Benefit Presented by Freedom Powersports

Published on October 7, 2020 under Blog
Survivor Strong Breast Cancer Survivor Benefit Presented by Freedom Powersports
Freedom Powersports out of McDonough, Georgia, is your one stop shop for everything in new and used motorcycles, ATVs, side-by-sides and Slingshots. The dealership is proud to carry a wide selection of on-road and off-road vehicles, sure to Fuel your Escape. Freedom Powersports is Henry County’s factory authorized BMW, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Polaris, Honda, and Slingshot dealer and is part of the mighty Freedom Powersports company founded by Kevin Lackey. Believe it or not, Kevin began as a porter at a dealership and worked his way up to manager. Then he leveraged a deal to buy the owner out. From…
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When will it be your turn?

Published on October 2, 2020 under Blog
When will it be your turn?
When will it be your turn? When will the Reaper knock on your door, put out his hand and demand his payment. One day you will stand before him for that payment. For decades I have been riding my motorcycle around the country. I’ve experienced a ton of stuff. I’ve been to a lot of events, traveled countless miles, and met incredible people. With all of this, I’ve experienced great joy but recently, I’ve also experienced horrific life-altering sorrow. Over the years I have spoken many times on a topic that I’m sure many of you are tired of hearing…
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Mike Lichter Presents Today’s Top Ten Fave Photos

Published on September 24, 2020 under Blog
Mike Lichter Presents Today’s Top Ten Fave Photos
Everybody in the motorcycle scene knows Michael Lichter. He is without a doubt the world’s best photographer of custom motorcycles and the biker lifestyle. His amazing and memorable images have been seen in Easyriders magazine for over 40 years and in many other periodicals and motorcycle-related books all over the planet. Mike will do absolutely anything to get a shot. I’ve seen him hang off the back of a speeding pickup truck to get just the right photo of a custom motorcycle as a pack of bikers roar down the highway right behind him. His photographic documentation of such renowned…
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