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Entries from November 24th, 2008

2008 AMA Congress remains ineffectual

November 24th, 2008 · Comments Off on 2008 AMA Congress remains ineffectual · Industry, Politics of Riding

There is a very disturbing letter in the upcoming (November 26, 2008, Issue #47) edition of Cycle News from AMA member Jerry Fouts. Jerry is the ATV Congressman for District 36 and attended the 2008 Congress. I have long wondered just how effective the AMA Congress really is at effecting change in the organization. Here’s […]

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2009 Female Mechanics calendar

November 24th, 2008 · Comments Off on 2009 Female Mechanics calendar · Workbench

Here’s a pretty cool thing to hang over your workbench next year — the 2009 Female Mechanics Calendar from Sarah Lyon Photography. Now this is not your typical bikini-clad, super hot, supermodel calendar with mouthwatering hotties draped over equally mouthwatering pieces of hot rod art. These are real women, working on everything from Ferraris to […]

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Mark “Bomber” Barnett and Torsten Hallman on Motocross Files

November 21st, 2008 · Comments Off on Mark “Bomber” Barnett and Torsten Hallman on Motocross Files · Events, Profiles in Riding, Vintage

This Sunday, 6:00pm EST, Mark Barnett episode followed by Hallman at 6:30. Re-airs on Tuesday, 11/25. On SPEED TV. Set you DVR so you can record it while you’re out riding.

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Dualsport M/C sales up 30 percent over 2007

November 21st, 2008 · Comments Off on Dualsport M/C sales up 30 percent over 2007 · Industry

This L.A. Times story, “Women drive increase in sales of motorcycles, survey shows” out yesterday quotes the new Motorcycle Industry Council 2008 owner survey with some interesting statistics: Sales of cruisers, sport bikes, tourers and off-highway or dirt models are all down in 2008 compared with last year, but scooters and dual sports (bikes that […]

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Omnibus Land Act of 2008 – Your government at work

November 11th, 2008 · Comments Off on Omnibus Land Act of 2008 – Your government at work · Politics of Riding

Whatever else you may think about the recent election, one thing is certainly going to change — public policy about the public’s right to use public lands. Specifically, our right to ride and responsibly use public trails and land will be under even greater assault. The latest major assault on our rights as American off-road […]

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Bailey, Jones, Barnett featured in new Motocross Files episode

November 7th, 2008 · Comments Off on Bailey, Jones, Barnett featured in new Motocross Files episode · Profiles in Riding

After more than a year’s wait, middle-aged motocross fans everywhere will be pleased to know that new episodes of The Motocross Files will begin airing this month on SPEED TV. The first episode will be David Bailey, airing on Nov. 16 at 6:00PM ET, followed by Gary Jones. The Mark Barnett episode will air Nov. […]

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Joel Robert story at MotocrossMX1.com

November 4th, 2008 · Comments Off on Joel Robert story at MotocrossMX1.com · Profiles in Riding, Vintage

A short bio article on Joel Robert, with a few quotes from Joel, is over at MotocrossMX1.info. It’s a good recap of his phenomenal contribution to our sport.

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What permanent indoor facilities mean for MX

November 2nd, 2008 · Comments Off on What permanent indoor facilities mean for MX · Industry, Racing

The Boston Globe Online today is reporting that a new, indoor MX facility has been approved in Bellingham, southwest of Boston. R. J. Cobb Land Clearing Inc. of Bellingham has received approval to construct a 68,400 sq. ft. enclosed facility near I-495. To date, Supercross has remained the domain of professional racers because there are […]

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