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Entries from May 31st, 2008

MX Nationals on SpeedTV

May 31st, 2008 · Comments Off on MX Nationals on SpeedTV · Events, Racing

I watched the Glen Helen national on SPEED TV tonight. It was pretty good. I think one of the main improvements is the absence of Ralph Sheheen. He was replaced by Aussie Leigh Diffey, who also calls the Rolex Sports Car Series and the American LeMans Series. Diffey is a good match for the MX […]

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Residents and greenies fight new track in Seattle

May 30th, 2008 · Comments Off on Residents and greenies fight new track in Seattle · Politics of Riding

This Seattle Times news story tells the tale of another local battle to prevent legal riding areas. MXGP of Kirkland, WA have a 467-acre tract in rural Washington state, about an hour from Seattle. The promoters want to use 75 acres to build a multi-track MX facility and have gone to great lengths to address […]

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Davey Coombs says info on new MX Nationals this week

May 25th, 2008 · Comments Off on Davey Coombs says info on new MX Nationals this week · Industry, Politics of Riding, Racing

In this week’s Racer Head Davey Coombs said the Big News we’ve all been waiting for – what’s going to happen to the AMA Toyota Motocross Championshps – will likely be announced before Hangtown next weekend. To quote DC: Needless to say, there are going to be a few confused people out there, but the […]

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Sitting on my butt going nowhere fast

May 17th, 2008 · Comments Off on Sitting on my butt going nowhere fast · Fitness and Health

I just picked up a Lemond Revmaster spinner bike for my exercise program. I got it from a fire sale – literally. They guy I bought it from had his house catch fire and the bike was damaged in the fire. It’s pretty smoked up and some of the plastic is melted, but it seemed […]

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Two-stroke championship video

May 16th, 2008 · Comments Off on Two-stroke championship video · Racing, Two-Stroke

Short video of Round 3 of the DEP British Two-stroke Championship. Pretty cool. This makes a hell of a lot more sense than the 4-stroke MX championships now that two-strokes have been all but outlawed from all national and international MX competition.

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Chad Reed interview

May 16th, 2008 · Comments Off on Chad Reed interview · Profiles in Riding

Chad Reed did a 50-minute interview with the guys at DMXS Radio this week. It was really good. I’m always amazed at how open and accessible many of our top racing stars are. Only NASCAR fans have a similar level of access to their favorite drivers. I can’t imagine getting this kind of interview with […]

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Super Hunky fighting cancer – Don’t you be next

May 16th, 2008 · Comments Off on Super Hunky fighting cancer – Don’t you be next · Fitness and Health

Reported on the Cousin Weedy Y! forum (and not independently confirmed,) moto-icon and super journalist Rick Sieman (aka Super Hunky) is undergoing radiation treatment for cancer. Almost everyone knows who Rick is from his years at the helm of Dirt Bike magazine. If you are among the tiny minority that don’t know Rick, he’s was […]

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Don’t make my mistake with your back injury

May 15th, 2008 · Comments Off on Don’t make my mistake with your back injury · Fitness and Health

I broke my lower back (T11, T12, L1) about 10 years ago in an auto accident. Thanks to a mis-diagnosis by the rent-a-doc at the local two-bit trauma center and my own stubborness and stupidity, I did not get proper medical treatment for more than six (6) months and was left with a permanently damaged […]

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One moto for the Nationals

May 11th, 2008 · Comments Off on One moto for the Nationals · Racing

Jason Weigandt (the “Weege” – the guy who makes the SPEED commentators sound like total amateurs by comparison) just posted a disturbing rumor – that the nationals will go to a one-moto format for 2009. Man, if true that sucks and completes the emasculation of arguably the toughest sport on the planet. Weege says he […]

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Texas MX in the ’70s

May 11th, 2008 · Comments Off on Texas MX in the ’70s · Racing, Vintage

Here’s another cool site found via Texan Paul Burnett – Rider’s Digest. This vintage Texas MX weekly was produced from the mid 1970s through the early 1980s (I think) and followed the MX scene in Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana. I don’t remember ever seeing it, which is odd because ’77-’83 were my most active racing […]

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