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Entries from August 24th, 2008

DMG/AMA Pro Racing equals a goat rodeo

August 24th, 2008 · Comments Off on DMG/AMA Pro Racing equals a goat rodeo · Racing

The miserable impasse between AMA Pro Road Racing and the professional road racing community is steadily worsening. This is very unsettling. Not because it is affecting any of the other racing disciplines, but because it belies a deep-rooted management flaw at AMA Pro Racing. The behavior of AMA Pro Racing toward the road race community […]

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Excellent VMX video from 2008

August 23rd, 2008 · Comments Off on Excellent VMX video from 2008 · Vintage

Here’s some top-notch racing action from the 2008 Nostalgia Scramble at Kendal, Cumbria, England last weekend. The rider in yellow is 67-year-old Terry Challinor. Found via RacerX and artist Rob Kinsey.

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Risking irrelevance – Pro MX vs. women’s gymnastics

August 13th, 2008 · Comments Off on Risking irrelevance – Pro MX vs. women’s gymnastics · Racing

The idea of raising the minimum age limit for Pro Motocross is being discussed a lot in the media and by the fans, particularly since an underage Jason Lawrence got into a bit of legal trouble. New outdoor MX director Davey Coombs has publicly stated his opinion that an 18-year-old age limit would be a […]

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Ducati changes ownership

August 10th, 2008 · Comments Off on Ducati changes ownership · Industry

Back in February I did a little profile on Ducati based on an article in Cycle News. You may recall that Harley-Davidson made a run at buying Ducati late last year, but the move was quashed by the investment group Investindustrial, which owned a significant, but not controlling, portion of Ducati stock. H-D has since […]

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The Battle for world domination: FIM vs. DMG

August 8th, 2008 · Comments Off on The Battle for world domination: FIM vs. DMG · Politics of Riding, Racing

Two things of note this past week in the world of motocross (three, I guess, but I’m not all that interested in who hired Chad Reed — it was obvious someone would) – Youthstream opens U.S. office in southern California, and CycleNews publishes an interview with FIM president Vito Ippolito confirming the FIM’s intentions to […]

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Google Blogger version of MuddyWatersMX

August 6th, 2008 · Comments Off on Google Blogger version of MuddyWatersMX · Uncategorized

I just created a Google/Blogger version of MuddyWatersMX. It’s an abbreviated version, just teasers really, with links back here. I created it because several of the blogs where I like to post comments (including Sarah Smile and EternalTwoStroke) are hosted on Blogger, and when I post it’s easiest to use my GoogleID, which is just […]

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Eternal Two Stroke blog

August 6th, 2008 · Comments Off on Eternal Two Stroke blog · Racing

If you’re at all interested in the modern MX scene take a break from the mind-boggling drivel that passes for writing in the two-wheeled internet world and visit EternalTwoStroke.com. I meant to post this a couple of weeks ago when I found it but I forgot. I was searching around for some decent two-wheeled blogs […]

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Tribute to Don Jones

August 6th, 2008 · Comments Off on Tribute to Don Jones · Profiles in Riding, Vintage

Motorcycle pioneer Don Jones passed away this past week. Terry Good, of MXWorksBikes.com, has posted this very nice Don Jones tribute page with a variety of personal photos that Don sent him several years ago. .

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FreecasterTV to show 2009 FIM MX GPs

August 3rd, 2008 · 1 Comment · Events, Racing

I saw this announcement FIM Motocross and Supermoto Live Online in ’09 on RacerXIll.com today. I haven’t really kept up with the World GP scene and so wasn’t aware that freecaster.tv already have video highlights of all the GPs on online. According to the release: The FIM Motocross World Championship promoter Youthstream and the online […]

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Impact sports increase bone density in aging athletes

August 2nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Impact sports increase bone density in aging athletes · Fitness and Health

This 2007 article from Medical News Today, Impact Sports Increase Bone Strength In Senior Athletes, reports on a study conducted on 298 athletes at the 2005 Senior Olympics in Pittsburgh. Findings were reported at the 74th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. The study used a health-history questionnaire and ultrasound Bone Mass […]

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