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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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Danny Eslick to Ride Black Hills Harley-Davidson XG750R at Texas

Published on April 16, 2019 under AMA
Danny Eslick to Ride Black Hills Harley-Davidson XG750R at Texas
Danny Eslick to Ride Black Hills Harley-Davidson XG750R at Texas Eslick Returns to Race in AFT Production Twins Class DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 16, 2019) – Four-time DAYTONA 200 winner Danny Eslick makes his return to American Flat Track as part of the Black Hills Harley-Davidson/ProBEAM Racing Team. Eslick will compete at the Al Lamb's Dallas Honda Texas Half-Mile presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys - aboard the No. 64 Black Hills Harley-Davidson/ProBEAM Harley-Davidson XG750R in the AFT Production Twins class. Eslick, whose roadracing achievements have him ranked third on the all-time DAYTONA 200 wins list, has consistently made appearances…
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON TEAMS WITH LOCAL TRADE SCHOOLS FOR “BATTLE OF THE KINGS” CUSTOM BIKE BUILD COMPETITION

Published on April 15, 2019 under Born To Ride
HARLEY-DAVIDSON TEAMS WITH LOCAL TRADE SCHOOLS FOR “BATTLE OF THE KINGS” CUSTOM BIKE BUILD COMPETITION
HARLEY-DAVIDSON TEAMS WITH LOCAL TRADE SCHOOLS FOR “BATTLE OF THE KINGS” CUSTOM BIKE BUILD COMPETITION Fans to Help Select Winning Designs by Voting Now   MILWAUKEE (April 15, 2019) – For the first time, local trade school students partnered with Harley-Davidson® dealers for a unique, real-world training opportunity: helping build the coolest custom motorcycles in the world in the “Battle of the Kings” competition.   Now, Harley-Davidson is calling on the public to help select the winner by voting for their favorites from April 15 to May 15 at H-D.com/BattleOfTheKings. The “Battle of the Kings” competition highlights the endless possibilities…
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What’s New at This Year’s 23rd Annual Leesburg Bikefest?

Published on April 12, 2019 under Born To Ride
What’s New at This Year’s 23rd Annual Leesburg Bikefest?
What's New at This Year’s 23rd Annual Leesburg Bikefest? Paul Sr. From Orange County Choppers Appearing   April 11, 2019, Leesburg, FL – The 23rd Annual Leesburg Bikefest will take place on April 26, 27 and 28, 2019, offering its usual full slate of enthusiasm, experiences and much more – and some fresh new events.   This year, the Leesburg Bikefest is pleased to welcome Orange County Choppers to the event. Paul Sr. will be appearing at their tent from 12pm-4pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Come meet Paul and the incredible bikes they are bringing to town.   In addition, the famous 75 Chrome…
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AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Extends Condolences on Passing of Arlen Ness

Published on March 26, 2019 under AMA
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Extends Condolences on Passing of Arlen Ness
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Extends Condolences on Passing of Arlen Ness Hall of Famer was well-known custom motorcycle builder and entrepreneur   PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association offers its condolences to the family and friends of AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Arlen Ness, who passed away on March 22 at age 79. He is best known for his innovative and wild custom motorcycle designs and custom parts business, and often was called "The King of Custom Motorcycles." Ness grew up in Oakland, Calif., and started as a custom hot-rod car builder before making the transition in the…
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Georgia Good Samaritan Law

Published on March 15, 2019 under Born To Ride
Georgia Good Samaritan Law
Georgia Good Samaritan Law All 50 states have some form of the Good Samaritan Law. These laws are designed to encourage people to render emergency aid at the scene of an accident without the concern of liability or civil damages. O.C.G.A. §51-1-29 lays out Georgia’s Good Samaritan Law: (a) Any person, including any person licensed to practice medicine and surgery pursuant to Article 2 of Chapter 34 of Title 43 and any person licensed to render services ancillary thereto, who in good faith renders emergency care at the scene of an accident or emergency to the victims thereof without making…
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Bauman, Janisch Dominate DAYTONA TT

Published on March 15, 2019 under AMA
Bauman, Janisch Dominate DAYTONA TT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 14, 2019) – Briar Bauman (No. 14 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) kicked off his 2019 AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines championship campaign in front of AFT's largest crowd at the Daytona International Speedway with a statement victory in Thursday night’s American Flat Track season opener, the third annual DAYTONA TT presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys. Bauman went handlebar-to-handlebar with brother Bronson Bauman (No. 37 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) on the opening lap of the 25-lap Main Event under the lights at Daytona International Speedway to secure the lead. Once established, Bauman systematically stretched…
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THE FASTEST MAN IN THE WORLD … GLEN H. CURTISS

Published on March 14, 2019 under Born To Ride
THE FASTEST MAN IN THE WORLD … GLEN H. CURTISS
An American Hero Slips the Surly Bonds of Earth: Glenn H. Curtiss By Paul Garson Photography courtesy of the Smithsonian  Air and Space Museum, The Glenn H, Curtiss Museum, Roy Kidney and Jack Carpenter "The fastest man in the world ... bullets are the only rivals of Glenn H. Curtiss of Hammondsport." - 1907 newspaper headline Wearing a leather cap, a well-manicured, and a steely gaze, Glenn Hammond Curtiss stares out of a time-worn black and white postcard-like photo. In the background, frothy waves splash the beach, the very hard packed sands upon which his experimental V-8 powered motorcycle will…
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DOING THE FIRST 1200

Published on March 12, 2019 under Born To Ride
DOING THE FIRST 1200
Born To Ride TV Celebrates 1200th Episode BY ERIC VICIAN As Born To Ride prepares to celebrate their 1,200th television episode with a mega bash on March 31st in Plant City, they reflect on what has gone into making the world’s longest running biker and motorcycle TV show that reaches millions of viewers every week. To help put this accomplishment into perspective, consider that Born To Ride has been on television for nearly a quarter century while some of the most popular TV shows of all time ran for a couple of hundred episodes. For example, the 1970s gave us…
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