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Entries from March 16th, 2008

Fairy tales and myths about modern racing

March 16th, 2008 · Comments Off on Fairy tales and myths about modern racing · Industry, Racing, Technology

I just saw a boisterous rebuttal of an earlier article – The Long-term Effects of Production-based Racing – over on the TMSuzuki Yahoo! group. I can’t post it here because I don’t have permission but I hope the author will stop by and do it himself. The author takes great exception to my assertion that […]

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Know your enemy – PEERS off-road wreckreation

March 16th, 2008 · Comments Off on Know your enemy – PEERS off-road wreckreation · Politics of Riding

I got to looking around for some new MX news sources tonight while listening to the excellent Jason Weigandt/Jim Holley call of the Minneapolis SX event. I came across MXNewsFeed.com, which spiders the net all day looking for MX news and sends it out via private news feed plus a free RSS feed for regular […]

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Big cajones vintage boardtrack video

March 9th, 2008 · Comments Off on Big cajones vintage boardtrack video · Vintage

This is a way cool video. Original footage from a 1920 film made at the Daytona boardtrack. I found this via a post over at the Southeast Vintage MX forum. It was posted on Jockey Journal which appears to be one of several very nice sites by Atomic Industry. Check out their Garage Journal. It’s […]

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Update on the cone-head helmet liner

March 9th, 2008 · Comments Off on Update on the cone-head helmet liner · Safety, Technology

From Don Morgan, inventor of the cone-head motorcycle helmet liner technology, comes an e-mail update on this interesting approach to helmet safety. According to Don, the response to his appearance on “The New Inventors” (which named the cone-head 2007 Invention of the Year) has been huge, with interest from around the globe. A helmet using […]

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Will the AMA become AAA?

March 9th, 2008 · Comments Off on Will the AMA become AAA? · Politics of Riding

AMA President Rob Dingman continues to emphasize that the AMA needs to be a better member services organization, providing better benefits to members. This has been a consistent theme in every interview Dingman has held over the past year. That worries me. While Dingman is always careful to mention that the AMA needs to protect the […]

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Dingman and Edmondson interviewed by SpeedTV

March 8th, 2008 · Comments Off on Dingman and Edmondson interviewed by SpeedTV · Events, Industry, Politics of Riding

From Mike Kincaid of Rampant Racing comes this link to two video interviews over at SPEED. There is a 4 1/2-minute interview with Rob Dingman, AMA president, and a much more informative 10-minute interview with Roger Edmondson of the Daytona Motorsports Group. If you are concerned about the future of American motorcycle racing I think […]

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Its official – AMA selects Daytona Motorsports Group for Pro Racing

March 7th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Industry, Politics of Riding

It’s official, the AMA is selling virtually all the Pro Racing properties (everything but SuperCross and ArenaCross) to the the Daytona investment group led by Jim France of NASCAR and ISC, and Roger Edmondson, President of the Grand American Road Race Series. Here is a video of the Daytona press conference and here is a […]

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MotoTek motorcycle stand

March 7th, 2008 · Comments Off on MotoTek motorcycle stand · Reviews

Following a brief exchange over on the CousinWeedy Yahoo! group I realized I needed to add a link to 4 Speeds Forward, the CZ tech site run by Weedy member Craig Walker, to the Resources links here. CW has a great set of online CZ manuals. He also has a nice review of the Moto-Tek […]

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What happened to the AMA road racing sale

March 6th, 2008 · Comments Off on What happened to the AMA road racing sale · Politics of Riding

No news today on the supposed sale of AMA Pro Racing Road Race properties to the Daytona-based investment group. I checked both Cycle News and the AMA website for info and got nada.

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AMA about to sell Pro Racing

March 5th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Industry, Politics of Riding

Cycle News is reporting today the sale of the road racing properties of AMA Pro Racing will be announced tomorrow. The reported buyer is a Daytona, FL investment group led by Jim France, president of International Speedway Corporation. While the France family has its detractors, there is very little downside to this purchase if it […]

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