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Trikes & Bikes Industry Report

Published on December 6, 2019 under Blog
Trikes & Bikes Industry Report
Haus of Trikes is one of the largest trike conversion company’s in Florida. “I grew up with trike companies like Motor Trike, California Sidecar, Hannigan, and Road Smith. We all met each other on the manufacturing/distribution-side because I did shows with my trikes and these guys tried to push the conversion trike market. They knew me from day one as a manufacturer and importer and that I already had an established shop. That’s when I became I dealer for them.” Manfred went through all the trainings at these manufacturer’s factories. “We are all trained, got certified, and became specialized trike…
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Born To Ride Lensman Erick Runyon

Published on November 19, 2019 under Front Page
Born To Ride Lensman Erick Runyon
Behind every great custom motorcycle build, you’ll probably find a great photographer. So when many builders from around the U.S. need the perfect lensman to show off in print or online, they call upon the services of commercial motorcycle photographer Florida’s Erick Runyon. After nearly 20yrs behind the lens, shooting lifestyle, glamour and fitness for several national men’s publications, women’s fitness publications as well as swimwear and activewear clothing companies, Erick combined his passion for photography with his lifelong love for motorcycles and found his true calling.“ Full time motorcycle photography came to me as a ’happy accident’ about seven…
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Building a Life You Love AFTER Losing the Love of Your Life

Published on November 6, 2019 under Blog
Building a Life You Love AFTER Losing the Love of Your Life
There are so many of us that have lost people close to us. From a spouse, partner, best friend, and family, it doesn’t seem to get any easier. I had the pleasure of speaking with Myra McElhaney who many of you have read her articles in Born To Ride magazine. Well, we are turning the tables and interviewing her about her successful book, “Losing the Love of your Life.” Why did she decide to write this book? “It’s been 10 years since I lost my husband. At this stage in life, I’m meeting more and more women who have lost…
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Amber Balcean Underdog Bloodline in NASCAR

Published on November 6, 2019 under Born To Ride LifeStyle
Amber Balcean Underdog Bloodline in NASCAR
By Florida Night Train Gamble everything for love, if you’re a true human being. If not, leave this gathering. Half-heartedness doesn’t reach into majesty. You set out to find God, but then you keep stopping for long periods at mean-spirited roadhouses. ~ Rumi I think even Rumi would agree we could substitute the word “love” here for “passion.” Yes, Amber Balcean is known as an underdog. She comes from a bloodline all too familiar to me which is the good old blue-collar breed. Amber is packed with passion for what she does in ways that command respect. She comes from…
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Laidlaw’s Harley-Davidson Takes Battle of the Kings Glory

Published on November 5, 2019 under Front Page
Laidlaw’s Harley-Davidson Takes Battle of the Kings Glory
MILWAUKEE (November 5, 2019) — Following an intense global competition, including national and international heats, Laidlaw’s Harley-Davidson has today been crowned Global Custom Kings and overall winners of the 2019 Battle of the Kings. Laidlaw’s Harley-Davidson’s winning entry, the stunning “FXGTS Coast Glide” is based on a Harley-Davidson Sport Glide model and has been extensively customized to create a truly unique ride. The bike is a throwback to FXRT styling with a Southern California twist, paying tribute to the Pacific Coast Highway and the Southern California influence on modern performance cruisers. As a concept, it covers a lot of ground.…
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Relics Retreats A Collision of Dreams © Dedicated to Clint

Published on October 16, 2019 under Blog
Relics Retreats A Collision of Dreams © Dedicated to Clint
Years ago, I awakened from a dream knowing that my pursuit for happiness would in part be wrapped within writing. Who knew that this pathway would give me so much in the creation of a family who wanted nothing more than to love me. To this day my life is fueled with words that leap off the page for my children and those I hold near and dear to my heart. It is through writing that I have been given the privilege to elevate those who take the time to read my work. From subtle to direct the underlying premise…
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Haus of Trikes & Bikes – and more!

Published on October 15, 2019 under Blog
Haus of Trikes & Bikes – and more!
There is a huge secret that you may not know of, located in beautiful Ft. Myers, Florida. Haus of Trikes & Bikes is your absolutely one-stop shop for bike repair, rental bikes, new and used motorcycles, and their specialty – building trikes. I spent a wonderful afternoon with Owner Manfred Glanzner and Sales Consultant Mike Tinneny. Both gentlemen are very intelligent professionals who love what they do at Haus of Trikes & Bikes! Manfred shared with me why he started this business. “I started Haus of Trikes & Bikes in 2000. As you can imagine at this point, everyone was…
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Congratulations Atlanta Harley-Davidson for 55 Years Serving the Biker Community

Published on October 15, 2019 under Blog
Congratulations Atlanta Harley-Davidson for 55 Years Serving the Biker Community
And 55 years ago, Eddie Houghton started selling Harley-Davidson motorcycles in downtown Atlanta. WOW! I was still living “up north” and was only 10 years old. My father owned Harley’s in his youth and much to my delight, around this time in my life he brought home a used Harley panhead. I was hooked! Now, my little bicycle riding buddies, at the time were going gaga over the big bad Honda 305 Scrambler. Whoopie, I thought, 305cc vs. 1200cc. Bigger is better, so I’ll stick with the “hog.” When the time came, I bought a brand new, shiny black, 1977…
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A Biker, an Artist, a Potter and He May Be a Philosopher, Too!

Published on October 15, 2019 under Born To Ride
A Biker, an Artist, a Potter and He May Be a Philosopher, Too!
He’s a Biker, an Artist, a Potter and He May Be a Philosopher, Too! By Eric Albright One of the best parts of my work for the last 30 years has been the people I have met and worked with. I have shot interviews with world leaders as well as icons of the music, film and sports industries. For the most part, these shoots are fun and every once and a while they’re exciting. But many times it’s the person I don’t know beforehand that will leave the biggest impression on me. Meeting fellow biker, David Meaders is one of…
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Women’s World Riding Soul-O By Myra McElhaney

Published on October 15, 2019 under Blog
Women’s World Riding Soul-O By Myra McElhaney
“There was always a need for speed around our house.” Debi Tolbert Duggar says. She grew up around classic cars and was on the back of a boy’s motorcycle since she was 15 years old. Through some ‘bad’ relationships she ended up loving the bike more than the boy. She loved the long rides like Route 66 and riding to Daytona. Guys seem to like seeing how many miles they can get under the tires and she wanted to savor the moments and enjoy seeing the country. At one point she got off a soon-to-be-ex-boyfriend’s bike and said she’d never…
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Motorcycle Lemon Laws

Published on September 19, 2019 under Born To Ride
Motorcycle Lemon Laws
Motorcycle Lemon Laws Georgia’s Lemon Law only applies to “new motor vehicles” and motorcycles are specifically exempted from that definition under the law. The motorcycle exemption: "New motor vehicle" means any self-propelled vehicle primarily designed for the transportation of persons or property over the public highways that was leased, purchased, or registered in this state by the consumer or lessor to whom the original motor vehicle title was issued without previously having been issued to any person other than a new motor vehicle dealer. The term "new motor vehicle" does not include any vehicle on which the title and other…
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SPYKE & MIKE Biker Benefit Party

Published on September 19, 2019 under Feature
SPYKE & MIKE Biker Benefit Party
Happy end of summer my BTR friends. Some of you will be overjoyed, some of you could care less, but I know Mike is definitely looking forward to fall. Not the tumbling kind mind you, but every day rehabbing is a day closer to the healing date. Mike babbles, “Oh yes my medicinal companion. You’ve spent a lot of time bedside, poolside, and tableside with me. The doc took a look at my screws, bolts, and plates’ shadow in the last set of X-rays.” He said, ‘I’m like Punxsutawney Phil and you only have six more weeks of darkness. Soon…
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Tommy Roxx – The Man, The Myth, The Musician – and More!

Published on September 11, 2019 under Front Page
Tommy Roxx – The Man, The Myth, The Musician – and More!
Anytime that I get to talk with a musician that has talent, style, and substance, I jump at that opportunity. But, when you talk with a musician that is also a family and businessman who loves the Lord and spreads His glory, then it’s an altogether added bonus for me! Tommy and I spent a nice afternoon talking about those aforementioned attributes. Since I’m all about the music, I needed to start our conversation about his band, Nuthin’ Fancy, a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band. “We chose the name of their 3rd album for the band name. We do a little…
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The Recidivist – World’s first tattooed motorcycle goes up for sale

Published on September 5, 2019 under Front Page
The Recidivist – World’s first tattooed motorcycle goes up for sale
Game Over Cycles, a Polish custom bike manufacturer, has put up for sale its most famous motorcycle - The Recidivist. It is a unique custom bike awarded with many international trophies, which brought fame to the Polish company all over the world. The Recidivist is a machine inspired by the art of permanent body adornment. Motorbikes are commonly adorned with tattoo motifs using an airbrush, however the uniqueness of The Recidivist lies in the fact that the bike's entire construction is covered in tattooed skin branded directly onto the bike's tires, tanks, seat, rear fender, lamp and many other smaller…
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Travel & Adventure, The RV Lifestyle Coincides with the Biker Lifestyle

Published on August 30, 2019 under Feature
Travel & Adventure, The RV Lifestyle Coincides with the Biker Lifestyle
Creative RV – Atlanta, Georgia As a youngster growing up, we were so fortunate to experience the joy and fun of camping. Every summer, my parents would take us on an adventure to places we would read about in school. Now that I’m older, the thought of getting back into camping – AND taking my motorcycle along – is more intriguing, thanks to my conversation with Marc McAdams of Creative RV Atlanta! Creative RV is an amazing company whose headquarters are located in Chino, California. “We are technically the largest bus sales company in the nation. We specialize in buses…
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