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Elsa Rosenberg Florida Ride Or Die Magazine Rider Profile

Published on May 27, 2020 under Blog
Elsa Rosenberg Florida Ride Or Die Magazine Rider Profile
Elsa Rosenberg Elsa has been a part of the Bay Area sportbike scene since 2001. Originally from India, as a young girl Elsa rode just about anything she could get her hands on – as long as her family didn’t find out! “I started out riding bicycles, mopeds, scooters, and motorcycles. My family didn’t approve of riding motorcycles due to them worrying about me getting hurt.” Leaving India for something new to do, Elsa landed in Los Angeles. “I wanted a fresh start from India. I wanted to get out and come to the United States. I decided to get…
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Liz Lewis Florida Ride Or Die Magazine Rider Feature

Published on May 27, 2020 under Born To Ride
Liz Lewis Florida Ride Or Die Magazine Rider Feature
Born To Ride Women’s World has always been dedicated to women that have a unique and wonderful story to tell in regards to their life on two (or three) wheels! The month of May has always been “set aside” in the motorcycling world to promote women riders. To me, every day is about women riders! This year, I celebrate 40 years in the wind. I started when it wasn’t cool let alone “normal.” But I persevered and accomplished many good things in promoting women in the exciting world of motorcycling. Born To Ride is dedicating this column to three women…
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Haeaven Fields Florida Ride Or Die Magazine Rider Profile

Published on May 27, 2020 under Blog
Haeaven Fields Florida Ride Or Die Magazine Rider Profile
Born To Ride Women’s World has always been dedicated to women that have a unique and wonderful story to tell in regards to their life on two (or three) wheels! This year, I celebrate 40 years in the wind. I started when it wasn’t cool let alone “normal.” But I persevered and accomplished many good things in promoting women in the exciting world of motorcycling. Born To Ride is dedicating this column to three Ride or Die Women Riders. Each has a one-of-a-kind story to tell in relation to her life in the wind. I’m thrilled to have been able…
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MALINDA JOHNSON A TRUE OPEN ROAD GIRL

Published on February 14, 2020 under Born To Ride
MALINDA JOHNSON A TRUE OPEN ROAD GIRL
As a traveling vendor, I have had many opportunities to meet some great people who are honest, run a solid business, and treat their customers with respect and kindness. I was fortunate to meet that type of hard-working person when we were set up at the same event in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, a few years ago. Lucky for us, Malinda, her family, and her business, Open Road Girl, have moved from Minnesota to beautiful Florida! She has done an outstanding job of branding her business, having a large number of followers and constantly growing her unique and fun clothing line! Sit…
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Bikes, Bluetooth and Banter – Women’s World

Published on December 5, 2019 under Born To Ride Women's World
Bikes, Bluetooth and Banter – Women’s World
By Myra McElhaney As you may remember from a previous column, I’m still a new rider and I live and ride in the city. I know! Most people learn on the open road, way before taking their bike into a city with heavy traffic. Living in the city when I got my license and bought my bike made the reverse more logical. Especially when I could practice during the few times when the streets were almost empty, like early Saturday and Sunday mornings before the malls open and the church services start. I’ve practiced enough riding in my familiar surroundings…
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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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Women’s World 8-19

Published on August 5, 2019 under Born To Ride
Women’s World 8-19
Desiree Colonna The Healing Road   By Myra McElhaney At age 45 when Desiree Colonna lost her husband to suicide and was left with two teenage girls to raise, she felt lost. Reminded of her how she loved riding on her brother’s motorcycle as a teen, she took the MSF class to do something she’d always wanted for herself and to give her something new to focus on.   She passed the class the first time but wasn’t comfortable with the clutch and gears she signed up again. The instructor took extra time explaining that to her to make sure…
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There’s More to This Girly-girl

Published on August 5, 2019 under Born To Ride
There’s More to This Girly-girl
Lisamarie Garcia On the cover of Born To Ride – May 2019 Issue #180 we featured Lisamarie Garcia, a realtor, female rider and member of Stilettos on Steele. Her story was interesting, her motorcycle was intriguing, and her career with McPeak Real Estate Firm successful. After her story took off, she became even more successful and that’s when we found out there was more to this gal that makes her and her bike shine! Much more. So here she is again, with more to the story that her raving fans are telling us.   Every day we hear about successful…
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Explore Homosassa River in Citrus County

Published on August 2, 2019 under Born To Ride
Explore Homosassa River in Citrus County
River Safaris & Gulf Charters is located at the epicenter of the Homosassa River. They have Airboat Rides, Pontoon Rentals, Private & Semi-Private Scalloping Tours, Manatee Tours, Treehouse Rental & Even Live Alligator feedings! Captain Susan Bogart & Jim Miller, the caretakers of this beautiful property are known as Mama & Papa River. Take a Tipsy Tiki tour (a floating bar BYOB) up the river or a Fast Airboat Ride with Captain Irish Dave! Encounter wildlife such as egrets, a bald eagle in its nest, dolphins, sea turtles & even monkeys! Homosassa River is home to the famous Monkey Island. While on the Tipsy…
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Boaterz ‘n Bikerz of America Unleash the Dragon’s Roar

Published on July 12, 2019 under Born To Ride
Boaterz ‘n Bikerz of America Unleash the Dragon’s Roar
Boaterz ‘n Bikerz of America Unleash the Dragon’s Roar By Wanda Kenton Smith   In May, a group of 36 boating industry execs and friends gathered from eight states in the Great Smoky Mountains to celebrate our love of boating and motorcycling as part of the fifth annual Hull of a Tour series, with this year’s theme aptly dubbed the “Dragon’s Roar.”   The week-long adventure followed four previous national events including the original Hull of a Tour, a 3,000-mile cross-country ride from Florida to California; the Freedom Ride, from Florida to Washington DC including participation in Rolling Thunder; Pacific…
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Women’s World 07-03-19

Published on July 3, 2019 under Born To Ride
Women’s World 07-03-19
Women’s World By Myra McElhaney Highrise Harley After spending most of my life on the back of someone else’s bike; I got my license and bought a bike at the ripe old age of 59. When my husband died, I missed him, and I missed riding with him. One of those things I could change! Learning to ride had to be easier than finding another good husband with a bike! At first, I just wanted to learn to ride. I didn’t know if I’d ever get a bike of my own. I just couldn’t see how it would fit into…
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Stilettos on Steel 07-04-19

Published on July 3, 2019 under Born To Ride
Stilettos on Steel 07-04-19
Hey there Biker Family! I’m Wendy LaForce, Sun Coast District Coordinator for Stilettos on Steel Female Riders Group and Born To Ride/Women’s World Public Relations/Good Will Ambassador. Here’s My Harley Story. I’ll be celebrating my 5th year of riding coming up in September. I completed my motorcycle endorsement class at Jim’s Harley-Davidson in May of 2014 without ever riding a motorcycle before. I saved my pennies for a few months and bought a 2003 HD Hugger Anniversary Sportster. I was fortunate enough to have some amazing friends that helped me learn how to ride. Special thanks to Lynne Kottke for…
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Happy Father’s Day

Published on June 10, 2019 under Born To Ride
Happy Father’s Day
While on a family trip to Austria two years ago, Fran spotted an Almhütte and commented to her father how she would adore a hut like this in her back yard. An Almhütte is an Alpine hut that is found in Austria, Switzerland, and Germany. It’s commonly used for animals grazing in the wild to seek shelter from the weather. It has a peaked roof with an approximate 4-foot overhang on the sides. It’s common in Germany to see a huge boulder on the roof to hold the roof down during windy conditions. You see, Fran has a love for…
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BTR Women’s World 5-19

Published on May 8, 2019 under Born To Ride
BTR Women’s World 5-19
Katy O. Ishee Road Rash ‘N Road Tales By Myra McElhaney   Katy Ishee (pronounced “Is she” like is she coming or is she going?) is known in riding circles by her nickname “Krazy” and has lots of stories where she’s lived up to that name! (Like crazy fun and audacious.) As a young married woman, riding on her neighbor’s Vespa sparked a desire to ride. After divorcing, in 1974 Katy bought a 1967 R69S BMW which she still rides. In the early days of riding, Katy was often the only woman riding her own in the motorcycle clubs she…
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