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Entries from December 31st, 2007

2008 is going to be a CZ year

December 31st, 2007 · Comments Off on 2008 is going to be a CZ year · Vintage

I’m just sayin’… I think ’08 is going to be a good CZ year. I’m going to get the “Mighty 409” pre-’74 big bore project completed, and the “Mean Lady” pre-’74 250 is almost ready to go, as is. I’m definitely going to make more vintage races this year than last (if I make even […]

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Supporting congressmen who support off-road recreation

December 30th, 2007 · Comments Off on Supporting congressmen who support off-road recreation · Politics of Riding

In How Much Does It Cost to Buy a Congressman I quoted some 2007 figures for political contributions by big defense contractors compared to the enormous returns they got in earmark funds. My purpose was to demonstrate with actual data something we all know intuitively but don’t like to admit – politics is all about […]

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Keep your powder dry

December 29th, 2007 · Comments Off on Keep your powder dry · Reviews, Vintage, Workbench

Here’s a nifty little item you might find helpful if you live in a really humid area like I do – hydrosorbent packs from CampingSurvival.com. The self-contained, rechargeable moisture absorbers come in a variety of sizes , change colors to let you know when they’re full, and can be recharged with a few hours in […]

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What it takes to be a publisher

December 27th, 2007 · Comments Off on What it takes to be a publisher · Profiles in Riding

There have been two very interesting stories recently about key publishers, and publications, in the motocross industry. Publishing is one of my interests and it’s one of those areas that seems like it should be really easy, but isn’t. It’s dreadfully hard. Like the restaurant business, way more ersatz publishers crash and burn than ever […]

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Crazy Ted’s motorcycle trailer

December 27th, 2007 · Comments Off on Crazy Ted’s motorcycle trailer · Workbench

While on the subject of workshops and trailers and such, here’s a link I found a while back to Crazy Ted’s Motorcycle Trailer page. Ted is just a guy whose wife got him a trailer for Christmas one year. He was so stoked he made a web page just to show off the stuff he […]

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How to setup your workshop

December 27th, 2007 · Comments Off on How to setup your workshop · Reviews, Workbench

One of my favorite things to do at big races is walk through the pits. Not to see the bikes – they all look the same – or even the racers. No, my favorite thing to see is the factory rigs and the pit setups. I love seeing what sort of cool, labor-saving jigs and […]

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The stable technology platform

December 26th, 2007 · Comments Off on The stable technology platform · Racing, Technology

Recently I watched a round of the CORR (Championship Off Road Racing) truck series on TV. During one of the racer interviews the driver (whose name I don’t recall) mentioned that his truck was 10 years old. When I saw that I was, once again, reminded how many 4–wheel racing series are structured to keep the […]

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Red Bull Big Limits New Years Eve

December 26th, 2007 · Comments Off on Red Bull Big Limits New Years Eve · Events

360° backflip in a truck is just not a good idea. Last week we noted that offroad truck racer Rhys Millen was going to try and backflip a truck as part of the Red Bull No Limits New Year’s Eve spectacular. Practice didn’t go so well. From Rhys Millen, in the hospital… After successfully landing […]

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More high-quality CZ logos

December 21st, 2007 · Comments Off on More high-quality CZ logos · Vintage

Note: These links point to an old server. I haven’t uploaded the files and fixed the links yet. If you want these just contact me and I’ll send them to you. Once again the fine folks at Practicalia have been kind enough to recreate some high-quality Jawa Chay-Zed emblems for us. And once again I […]

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Dingman putting AMA members first

December 21st, 2007 · Comments Off on Dingman putting AMA members first · Politics of Riding

New message from AMA president and CEO Rob Dingman, posted on the AMA website earlier this week [found via Ed Kuhlenkamp], adds a little clarity to the direction of Dingman’s AMA. In summary, Dingman reiterates his commitment to build member benefits and refocus on those things that are important to members. This is a good […]

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