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Roustabout – Biker Movie Review

Published on January 9, 2019 under Blog
Roustabout – Biker Movie Review
Born To Ride is reviewing the top 13 “Biker Exploitation” Films. Elvis’ Roustabout comes in at number 11. In order to understand the true and effectual definition of the word (roustabout), I actually had to do some research. I had always assumed that a ‘Roustabout’ was just a loner that traveled around on a motorcycle, drinking and beating people up. This vision in my mind was likely based on the movie, which I viewed when I was a child. I wasn’t very far off. It seems that the true definition of a roustabout or people that are (roustabouts) are basically…
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Spyke & Mike New Jeans in 2019!

Published on January 8, 2019 under Blog
Spyke & Mike New Jeans in 2019!
What's up my BTR friends. Mike and I made it through another Christmas. It was a pleasant holiday, but he’s still a little bruised up from the beating he took from a couple of part-time Santa's offended by his ‘Santa is a woman’ story last month. … Mike tells me this New Year symbolizes a unique chapter in the book of his life. It offers him the greatest opportunity to bring about a change in his undesired traits and behaviors. Also, to accomplish a personal goal: improve his inner harmony, so he says. In past years, he set many resolutions…
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How to stand out in a crowd. Confessions of an Isle of Man-iac

Published on January 8, 2019 under Blog
How to stand out in a crowd. Confessions of an Isle of Man-iac
I must confess, the Isle of Man TT has pulled me in deep. Unless you have gone to the greatest race on earth, it is hard to explain. Being a photographer, I have thousands of photographs that blend all together in the sea of photographers. I started looking at my pictures and could see that I needed to stand out in the crowd. I have an art background and all the tools I needed, so I let my brain take over. It didn’t take long to finish my first work of art, well actually it did and 6 months later,…
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Women’s World REFLECTIONS & RESOLUTIONS

Published on January 8, 2019 under Blog
Women’s World REFLECTIONS & RESOLUTIONS
It is a brand new year full of exciting adventures and endless possibilities. Consider all that you had dreamt of and let go of. Consider how your life could be different had you made different choices in life. Now celebrate that you are here and alive, able to read this article because that means you can change things and live your life in extraordinary ways, starting today. It is not too late to reinvent yourself. If you are here on earth and breathing, you can start to reinvent your life beginning with your mind and attitude. If you choose to…
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Mr. Bikefest

Published on January 4, 2019 under Blog
Mr. Bikefest
Trying to determine the exact point where Mr. Bikefest was created is tricky. Ron was always an entertainer; he created a fun and welcoming atmosphere everywhere he went. His personality combined with a passion for conquering new challenges means he was always getting into something. The defining moments leading to Mr. Bikefest started in 2001. My dad and I had just finished the 1941 flathead and decided to debut that beauty at Daytona. With no preparation and little knowledge about that famous beach town, it was by chance that I entered and won the Daddy Rat ride in bike show.…
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“A Biker’s Love Affair: A Story of Salvation”

Published on January 4, 2019 under Blog
“A Biker’s Love Affair: A Story of Salvation”
“A Biker’s Love Affair: A Story of Salvation” By Dolores Elam A cancer diagnosis. A fire. The death of a beloved spouse. Anyone of these would be enough to make someone question their faith, but after experiencing all three in the past two years my faith is stronger than ever. I’ve claimed my miracle and every day I see the undeniable presence of God. It started on February 5, 2015, when my husband Wayne was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. I slipped my hand into his and squeezed as we walked out of the hospital. The doctors told us…
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American Patriot’s 1-3-19

Published on January 3, 2019 under Blog
American Patriot’s 1-3-19
American Patriot's   We have successfully reached the year of our Lord 2019 and hopefully this year we, as a nation will be able to successfully navigate the pitfalls, we have seen in years past. This year I pray we come back together as a united nation, wherein we deal with the problems we, ourselves, have made. Sadly, our nation’s oldest veteran Richard Overton who reached the age of 112 years passed away last Thursday. He was born in Bastrop County, Texas in 1906 and served in the US Army’s all black 1887th Engineer Aviation Battalion from 1942 to 1945.…
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Triumph Revamps the Rocket III for 2019

Published on January 2, 2019 under Born To Ride
Triumph Revamps the Rocket III for 2019
Triumph Revamps the Rocket III for 2019 Triumph Motorcycles appears to be developing and delivering an all-new Rocket III beast in 2019, lining up Ducati’s new Diavel in it’s crosshairs. An official design sketch was revealed at the annual Triumph dealers conference back in the fall, with a brief glimpse of a “test mule” ridden across the stage to corroborate the artwork mock-up. That was it- no further info was offered at the time. Now some spec details are emerging, and the upgraded bike looks to be a muscular marvel indeed. Triumph asserts the new Rocket III will make in…
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Stilettos on Steel Female Riders Group

Published on December 27, 2018 under Born To Ride
Stilettos on Steel Female Riders Group
Greetings Lady Riders! Did you know that 25% of motorcycle riders are women? Yup, that’s one out of every four. Feeling the wind in your face is so much better when you’re holding onto the handlebars. Are you ready to make the move from the back seat to the front? My name is Wendy LaForce. I am the Sun Coast District Coordinator for Stilettos on Steel Female Riders Group. I started a chapter in May 2016. We have grown to 100 members! We ride unapologetically deep! We empower one another's uniqueness, strength, and peace of mind. We accept every female…
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Last Ride of Rolling Thunder

Published on December 26, 2018 under Born To Ride
Last Ride of Rolling Thunder
Last Ride of Rolling Thunder Washington, DC - After 32 years of riding to our nation’s capital in support of America’s military, veterans, POWs and MIAs, the annual Rolling Thunder “Ride For Freedom” will be permanently parked after the May 2019 event. Citing increased conflicts with Pentagon parking officials and annual rising costs to put on the weekend of events, RT leaders decided to “hit the brakes” following this next upcoming ride. Gus Dante, Rolling Thunder board member, spoke to local news network WTOP in Washington stating, “We had so many problems in the last two or three years with…
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My wish for CHRISTmas

Published on December 21, 2018 under AMA
My wish for CHRISTmas
My wish for CHRISTmas   Now that I have reached and exceeded the age of 70 years my wishes for Christmas have changed dramatically. Instead of the usual gifts of tools, sports equipment or clothing I have finally decided I wanted something even better. Peace on Earth and goodwill toward all.   I know I’m living in a dream world hoping what I wish for at Christmas comes true.   Our world and country are driven by power, greed and narcissism over and above what we can ever imagine.   In my world, be it ever so small and simple,…
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SAFE ZONE Speed kills… and so does slow

Published on December 21, 2018 under Blog
SAFE ZONE Speed kills… and so does slow
As a motorcycle riding instructor, I follow the curriculum and never advocate speeding. As a street renegade rider and a realist, I realize that if you don’t speed at times, a vehicle is likely to run over your butt and your bike. In my dreams, I imagine a small town (with a name like Gooberville) where a biker can ride without feeling like he’s the last target at a gun range. But I live in South Florida, number one in road rage for the third consecutive year, where I count acceleration as one of the most important actions I can…
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Edel Weiss Lite : A Three-Day Adventure in South Africa

Published on December 20, 2018 under Blog
Edel Weiss Lite : A Three-Day Adventure in South Africa
As I climb out of my comfortable bed in the dark before dawn, the adrenaline coursing through my veins has any triple shot at Starbucks beat. Scratching around with a 20-watt side lamp, I want to make sure nothing is left out of my camera bag. As I am stepping out into the cool, morning air, daylight is tearing the black curtain behind the distant mountains revealing a mouth-watering display of color. Lights are on in the row of small cabins in front of me. I hear voices floating across the African landscape as excited as I to start this…
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U.S. Senate Passes Motorcycle Profiling Resolution

Published on December 17, 2018 under Blog
U.S. Senate Passes Motorcycle Profiling Resolution
U.S. Senate Passes Motorcycle Profiling Resolution The U.S. Senate unanimously passed Res. 154, a measure which "promotes increased public awareness of motorcycle profiling, encourages collaboration and communication with the motorcycle community and law enforcement to engage in efforts to end motorcycle profiling, [and] urges state law enforcement officials to include statements condemning motorcycle profiling in written policies and training materials." Basically, the resolution declares that law enforcement should not treat citizens differently because they ride motorcycles or associate with motorcycle riders. One example of this took place in 2015 when bike-only checkpoints were eliminated. Although the vast majority of law…
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CMA Christian Motorcyclists Association

Published on December 12, 2018 under Feature
CMA Christian Motorcyclists Association
One thing I have noticed over the years of riding is that you never know what’s going to happen five miles up the road, or sometimes before you even get out of the driveway! Life truly is, as described by Forest Gump’s mother in the movie “Forest Gump, “You never know what you’re going to get.” One day I had to visit a patient and decided to take the bike to his house as I knew he loved all things mechanical. I had just had the thousand-mile service performed but discovered when I went to get on the bike that…
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“It’s Gonna Knock You Out!” – Chuck Liddell Exclusive Interview

Published on December 12, 2018 under Feature
“It’s Gonna Knock You Out!” – Chuck Liddell Exclusive Interview
Chuck Liddell was born on December 17, 1969 in Santa Barbara, California. In Hollywood he is known for his work in Movies, such as Kick-Ass 2 (2013), War Pigs (2015) and How High (2001). Prior to his film work he was an Iconic MMA UFC World Light Heavyweight Champion. He is one of the Fighters who put UFC on the map. Chuck Liddell became one of the most recognizable Global Sports Superstar Figures to crossover into TV Commercials, Appearances, Movies and more. It’s an Honor to have him part of the Cast of Nation’s Fire and to top it all…
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