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Entries from March 3rd, 2008

Opposing the wholesale closure of public lands

March 3rd, 2008 · Comments Off on Opposing the wholesale closure of public lands · Politics of Riding

This note comes from my friend Robert Bergman in Phoenix, AZ, via the TMSuzuki Yahoo! Group. Advocates for Access to Public Lands is sponsoring a petition to fight the California Wild Heritage Bill S-493, the Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act, and other such wholesale closures of public lands. Take a minute to add your name […]

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Which helmet is safest?

March 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment · Safety, Technology

Looking at the new Bell Moto-8 got me to thinking again about the controversial issue of helmets. Mainly because the Moto-8 is at the higher end of the price range for motorcycle helmets, and there is really no objective way of determining if your money is truly buying you more protection. In a non-scientific survey […]

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Protective gear from Indy – RC Evolution, Shock Doctor, Moto 8

March 2nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Protective gear from Indy – RC Evolution, Shock Doctor, Moto 8 · Safety, Technology

There were a handful of new safety products announced at Indy. I didn’t see them all but I did get a chance to see a couple of them up close and talk to the manufacturers. EVS Sports announced their RC-Evolution Race Collar, a less expensive competitor to the Leatt Brace. The RC-Evo is similar in design to […]

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Classic Dirt Bike and VMX Magazine

March 1st, 2008 · 5 Comments · Vintage

I just got the new issue (Issue Six) of Classic Dirt Bike magazine. This relatively new quarterly publication comes from the UK, published by WH Smith. I have to say I really like this mag. It’s quite different from VMX Magazine, which I wrote about back in December. Classic Dirt Bike covers the whole twin-shock […]

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