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Entries from May 28th, 2010

This is jumping jumps

May 28th, 2010 · Comments Off on This is jumping jumps · Racing

This is jumping jumps. It’s not motocross. Don’t confuse the two. If you want to jump jumps, fine. Go to it. This is cool, too. Focus on it. Try to be the best at it. But don’t get on the track and pretend you’re a racer. You’re not. You’ll just be a 2x loser, not […]

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MX spode – looking good while losing

May 28th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Racing

What has happened to being ashamed of losing? This past weekend I worked track safety at the local MX park for an amateur race. I’ve done this a couple of times now, just to see what’s happening in the world of grass roots modern MX. It’s a little sad, really. The local amateur ranks have […]

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Public Service Announcement on spinal injury

May 15th, 2010 · Comments Off on Public Service Announcement on spinal injury · Fitness and Health, Profiles in Riding, Safety

Here’s the spinal cord injury Public Service Announcement that Steve Bauer posted on Facebook. Click here or click the image to view. It’s an MP4 (Quicktime) video file.

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How to start a big-bore two-stroke

May 15th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Two-Stroke, Vintage, Workbench

This video was put together by some AZ vintage riders — Bill Ramsey of The Motorcycle Accessory Shop made the video, based on a technique he learned from Mark Smith. I struggle to start my old big-bore CZs, and have repeatedly ripped the buckles off my cool vintage Hi-Point MX boots. Not cool. Maybe this […]

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Godspeed Danny Magoo Chandler – 1959-2010

May 5th, 2010 · Comments Off on Godspeed Danny Magoo Chandler – 1959-2010 · Profiles in Riding

American motocross hero Danny “Magoo” Chandler, age 50, passed away last night at his home in Yuba City, CA. Danny reportedly died from complications associated with his paralysis. I do not have much to say here, as I never met Danny nor saw him ride in person. I just know his legend from the magazines […]

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