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Metro Racing joins survey sponsors

December 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Metro Racing joins survey sponsors · Events, Politics of Riding

Metro Racing, the classic motogear supplier, has joined our list of AMA survey sponsors. Metro is providing one of their standard, long-sleeve jerseys in the size and logo of your choice — a $30 value — as an incentive for one lucky winner. This brings our total sponsors to four. I’m very pleased at the […]

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MAS of Mesa, AZ sponsors survey

December 18th, 2008 · Comments Off on MAS of Mesa, AZ sponsors survey · Politics of Riding, Vintage

Motorcycle Accessory Shop in Mesa, AZ has offered a nice package of 480 Racing accessories as an incentive for our AMA survey. The accessory package includes a gas cap vent, safety wire, and extruded safety wire washers — a $25 value. The package will be given away to one lucky winner after the survey closes. […]

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Motorsport Publications LLC sponsors survey

December 17th, 2008 · Comments Off on Motorsport Publications LLC sponsors survey · Politics of Riding, Vintage

Chris Smith at Motorsport Publications, LLC has agreed to sponsor our How Do You Feel about the AMA? survey. Chris has generously offered a free, 1-year subscription to Classic Dirt Bike magazine ($50 value) to be given away to one lucky respondent after the survey closes. You must use a valid name and e-mail address […]

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Thinking differently: The future is coming

December 10th, 2008 · Comments Off on Thinking differently: The future is coming · Industry, Politics of Riding, Technology

This is only tangentially about motorcycles, and only in the sense that it points to how the world of the future will work. But it’s an important insight into our future. This NYTimes editorial by Thomas Friedman (author of “The World is Flat” and “The Lexus and the Olive Tree”) is about a new kind […]

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Buying a US Congressman is a great investment

December 9th, 2008 · Comments Off on Buying a US Congressman is a great investment · Politics of Riding

Ok, ok. Call me a cynic. I was watching the new TNT show “Leverage” tonight and there is a scene where some defense contractor is talking about buying Congressmen. He says, paraphrased, “You can get a US Congressman elected for $50,000 to $100,000. But once you get them in the re-election rate is over 90%. […]

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How do you feel abut the AMA – vintage rider survey

December 8th, 2008 · Comments Off on How do you feel abut the AMA – vintage rider survey · Politics of Riding, Vintage

Last night I got an email from Tony Wenck, producer of Pit Pass Radio, to let me know they’re interviewing AMA CEO Rob Dingman on tomorrow night’s show. Tony asked if I had any questions I wanted him to ask. It’s short notice, but one of the things I want to do is gauge the […]

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More thoughtless government intervention

December 6th, 2008 · Comments Off on More thoughtless government intervention · Politics of Riding

Here’s your government at work, again. This time the morons in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative — the bureaucratic jackasses responsible for trying to globally mandate ridiculous, user-hostile, US Copyright laws written for the benefit of Disney and Hollywood — are trying to use small- and mid-displacement European motorcycles as a bargaining chip […]

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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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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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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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