Danni Benson started out riding on the back of her boyfriend’s bike. He tended to drink a bit and she realized that riding with him wasn’t safe. She learned to ride her own and bought a 1998 GSXR 600 sportbike. Later she traded it for a Ninja 600 sports bike and dumped the boyfriend.
She let a friend ride her bike and she was taking a short ride on his when the road suddenly ended, turning to gravel. With the combination of an unfamiliar bike, gravel, and trying to turn quickly she crashed! It took a year to recover from her broken wrist, busted knee, and scraped face. Although her home state of Indiana doesn’t require riders to wear a helmet she now does because of this accident.
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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
Brown Sugaa and Medusa
The sound of silence
There’s no doubt top-level sport looks different this year, with the Cheltenham Festival running behind closed doors and the Olympics set to have no overseas spectators. Ellie Hughes investigates the effect this has on competitors
NOVAS AVENTURAS ENRIOUECEM TRAJETÓRIA DE DANNI SUZUKI
GRAVANDO SÉRIE NO URUGUAI, ELA REORGANIZA SUA ROTINA E CURTE AS TRADIÇÕES E RIQUEZAS LOCAIS
AN AUSSIE WEDDING FOR KYLIE!
Our national treasure has come home for a very special reason
THE SPIRIT OF NEIL PEART
Rush’s virtuoso drum hero lived by his own rules, to the very end. For the first time since Peart’s passing, his bandmates and widow discuss his legacy and his final years
DANNII'S PUBLIC BREAKDOWN
THE SINGLE STAR IS FEELING THE BLUES
Siya’s conscience over Denver’s death sends him spiralling out of control and grabbing the booze bottle.
Much to their delight, Danni and George Jackson-Stops discovered that their compact two-up two-down had far more potential than they first realised
GOOD as new
Perhaps all her daughter needed was to look at things from a different perspective
Life in Lockdown
Household chores, home haircuts, dog walks and movie nights in is how the Fletcher family rolls