Monthly Archives: January 2008

MCN Fantasy Road Racing Is Now Free

For years I’ve been left out of fantasy sports. I just don’t care about football, baseball or basketball so there’s never really been much allure. But now MCN is hosting Fantasy Road Race 2008 and I’m ready to go. They’ve … Continue reading

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Motorcyclist Online Interview with Scott Summers

Motorcyclist has a good interview with Scott Summers, who has been tapped to manage the BMW team in the Grand National Cross Country series through 2010. He seems pretty impressed with the G 450 X.

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1970s Vintage Motocross Photos on Flickr

You never know what you’re going to find when you move. You start boxing things up and pretty soon you’re stumbling across stuff you’d forgotten about years ago. That’s what happened to Lee Sutton. An amateur motocross racer in the … Continue reading

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Dainese D-Air Racing System — Airbag for Motorcycles

Gizmag has an article on Dainese’s motorcycle airbag. It’s a revolutionary system — the high tech gear does not require a connection to the motorcycle like the airbag on the Honda Goldwing. Instead, accelerometers and gyros identify movement that looks … Continue reading

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How Do Motorcycles Turn?

Teaching motorcycle safety classes, I’ve come across many people who think they understand how a motorcycle turns and are completely wrong. Some people think that it’s about throwing or shifting one’s body weight into the corner to lean the motorcycle … Continue reading

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NYPD Pilots Electric Scooters

BusinessWeek.com brought us an Associated Press story that NYPD is testing out electric scooters this month. The plug-in Vectrix scooters may seem an unlikely police vehicle, but the AP story says the force already uses traditional Piaggio and Yamaha scooters … Continue reading

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Dakar Rally Theme Music

So I won’t get any Dakar this year — but a number of places have pointed out that the theme music used in the rally is available on the iTunes Store. I guess that’s something. The music is by a … Continue reading

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Dakar Video on YouTube

With the Dakar cancelled, this YouTube video has been getting some new attention and a bunch of new comments. I’m still crushed from the cancellation and wondering what they’re going to do in the future. Apparently, Chile & Argentina are … Continue reading

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I've Been a Terrible Blogger

I haven’t given this blog any love in awhile, so I’m going to rededicate myself today to posting daily. We’ll see how long that lasts.

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Classic Board Track Racing Footage

The Jockey Journal points to some awesome footage of board track racing from the early 20th century. As the story goes, the footage was shot by the Czech importer of Indian motorcycles during a visit to the United States. This … Continue reading

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