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Entries from December 19th, 2007

5-time World MX Champion Jobe injured

December 19th, 2007 · Comments Off on 5-time World MX Champion Jobe injured · Profiles in Riding, Racing, Vintage

motoverte.com is reporting that 5-time FIM MX World Champion Georges Jobe was seriously injured during a ride with friends in Dubai. According to Belgian newspaper reports Jobe suffered a spinal cord injury that has left him with weakness on his right side. Our wishes for a positive diagnosis and full recovery go out to the […]

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My split personality

December 18th, 2007 · Comments Off on My split personality · Events

This is the other side of my motorcycling life – my Moto Guzzi Breva 750. This picture is from about a year ago, as I got ready to ride over to the 2006 Barber Vintage Festival for the weekend. You can see the Guzzi is an air-cooled 90° V-twin. I love them. They sound different […]

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No Limits New Years Eve

December 18th, 2007 · Comments Off on No Limits New Years Eve · Events

Here’s an announcement on Cycle News about the Red Bull Experiment, live from Las Vegas (where else?) on New Year’s Eve. Sounds like quite a party, but just maybe things are getting a little out of hand. Well-known 4-wheel racer Rhys Millen plans to backflip an offroad truck: Then Robbie Madison plans to attempt a […]

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MuddyWatersMX site update

December 17th, 2007 · Comments Off on MuddyWatersMX site update · Announcements, Events

It’s time for a site update. I’ve been working on this site for a few weeks now and I’ve got it about 85% complete. There are a few things that still don’t work, but I’ve picked up a few readers despite not having announced it or publicized it in any way. So I need to […]

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What about the changes at the AMA?

December 17th, 2007 · Comments Off on What about the changes at the AMA? · Politics of Riding, Racing

I was discussing all the turmoil at the AMA today with a friend, who asked me, “So what do you think about all this? Is Dingman going to make it better?” Quite simply, I don’t know. Sweeping out all the old creates the potential for rapid, positive change. It creates equal potential for rapid, negative […]

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Employees revolt over AMA firings

December 17th, 2007 · Comments Off on Employees revolt over AMA firings · Industry, Politics of Riding, Racing

Boy, things got pretty heated over the AMA firings last week. Cycle News reports on two separate, strongly-worded letters from interested parties. The first, from former AMA president Ed Youngblood (read the entire letter here) indicates Ed is really pissed: […] In my opinion, the current regime is monstrous, and I am simply dumbfounded that […]

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Nice vintage engine stand

December 16th, 2007 · Comments Off on Nice vintage engine stand · Reviews, Technology, Vintage, Workbench

This is a product I’ve used in my shop for over a year. It works really well with ca 1969-1975 CZ motors. From what I can tell it will work with almost any vintage single – two-stroke or four-stroke. It’s highly adjustable, easy to use, and Mike Kincaid over at Rampant Racing is a great […]

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High-quality CZ logos

December 15th, 2007 · Comments Off on 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. One of the things that always bugs me is not being able to get decent logo images for the old vintage bike brands. If […]

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1973 Honda cr250 Elsinore jumps 301 feet

December 14th, 2007 · Comments Off on 1973 Honda cr250 Elsinore jumps 301 feet · Vintage

Think you need a modern MX bike to get some air time? Think the Step-Up contest at X-Games is a new thing? C’mon! We did it all in the ’70s already. Bob Wills flies his ’73 Elisnore over 300ft off a ramp.

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Are we really ready for mainstreaming?

December 14th, 2007 · Comments Off on Are we really ready for mainstreaming? · Industry, Racing

I’m catching up on stuff from around the world of MX/SX today, after a few hard weeks of business travel. Ran across this post regarding SX chic extraordinarie Leticia Cline over at Blogandt. It’s a week old and not really news anymore, but it’s kinda funny. The upshot is Ms. Leticia – Playboy bunny, SX […]

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