Things were much simpler back then. No computers, it was safe to drink out of a garden hose, and lots of time spent outdoors. Didn’t really worry about getting sick from everything you touched because realistically you touched everything. Camping was done in a tent, under a tarp or even under a picnic table. No Holiday Inn at every exit.
I believe those experiences helped me appreciate life more. Motorcycle events and gatherings were a hell of a lot of fun as well. Rain or shine, we partied with friends and new acquaintances. Sometimes these events were the only times we would see certain people because of the distance between us. We would run into them and it was like we would just continue where we left off from last time we saw each other. If someone had a problem with their bike, everyone would try to help that brother/ sister get back on the road. Back then, it was about the ride and not necessarily the destinations. Most of the time we left for trips with no plan at all or really knew where we would lay our head that night. What we did know was that we could depend on the people next to us. That each day held a new adventure and a new place to explore. We didn’t have to worry about those who couldn’t hold her alcohol as we knew there was always someone there to have their back and keep them safe.
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LIFE IS A RIDE. LIVE IT!
Hello again, everybody. Welcome to another edition of Nefarious James. No politics this month, no government talk, just plain old reflection. Had a really good time at the Thunder by the Bay event and its inclusion of Choppertown Live. Choppertown Live brought back a lot of personal memories for me. Seeing the old bikes and cars really sent me back to when I was growing up.
THE ICONIC AMAZING ARTIST
THUNDER BY THE BAY’S CHOPPEREOWN LIVE - CREATIVITY CENTRAL
SPYKE AND MIKE
SPYKE & MIKE GO TO THE PET STORE
CHOPPERTOWN LIVE AT THUNDER BY THE BAY
WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU COMBINE A GOOD HEALTHY MIX, OF OUTRAGEOUS CHOPPERS, VANS, HOTRODS, SKATEBOARDS, GREAT BUILDERS, BEAUTIFUL WOMEN AND PERFECT FLORIDA WEATHER?
THUNDER BY THE BAY MUSIC & MOTORCYCLE FESTIVAL
ONE OF THE BEST EVENTS TO ATTEND AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR IS WITHOUT A DOUBT THUNDER BY THE BAY IN SARASOTA, FLORIDA.
THE SQUEAKY WHEEL
Welcome to February, 2021. It’s already one month into the new year, and I gotta wonder how many people made those resolutions on New Year’s and have already quit the attempt to make the changes they wanted to see in their lives. Very unfortunate.
THE ICONIC AMAZING ARTIST
Wow! What a blast going on here in central Florida! If you didn’t see the interview on Born to Ride TV on the Boss Hogg Radio Show last month, just visit the Born to Ride Archives and watch.
SPYKE AND MIKE
The past holiday season has been tough for Mike my BTR friends. Between covid and some unusual circumstances regarding his healing, his addiction has reappeared it’s ugly head.
MONDO PORRAS THE GODFATHER OF CHOPPERS
Revered as the “Godfather of Choppers” by many of his peers, Mondo can look back at an illustrious career in custom bikes as very few can.
INDIAN LARRY'S BLOCK PARTY - REVISITED
Born To Ride continues to look back at our relationship with Indian Larry. Here is a reprint of an article BTR published in August 2004
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10 Simple Ways to Make Better To-Do Lists
How effective is your to-do list? Does it help you plan your day and nudge you to prioritize the right tasks? Or is it a never-ending inventory of tasks you feel guilty for not having done yet, and now you’re not going to do any of them? A good to-do list should serve you. You should not be at its mercy.
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HOW TO SURVIVE an Adventure Ride
I’m no expert endurance rider or a professional fitness instructor, but what I can do is ride my motorcycle continuously for five long days and feel physically content at the end of the trip. Okay, maybe after the celebratory beers, I might not feel as good on the morning of the sixth day, but at least my muscles will be relaxed. So, what can you do to prepare for an upcoming off-road adventure to stay strong, enjoy the ride and be able to dismount at the end of the day without calling friends over to pry you off your bike? Here are a few tips from personal experiences that will help you succeed.
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