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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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Alpinestars Integrated Protective Gear

April 25th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Racing, Reviews, Safety

Recently I had a brief email exchange with Ken Smith, editor of Australia-based VMX Magazine regarding the problems neck brace wearers have integrating other forms of protective gear. As Ken pointed out, everything from the bottom profile of your helmet to the shape of your chest protector/body armor can affect the way the neck brace […]

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Project Two50 needs your support

April 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on Project Two50 needs your support · Events, Racing, Two-Stroke

John Nicholas of Project Two50 is working hard with his team to prepare a top-notch two-stroke 250cc bike to compete in six of the AMA outdoor Motocross Nationals this year. Because the team got a late start on the project they missed the budget planning process for lots of potential sponsors, so they’re looking for […]

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Diamond Dons’ 2010 Riverport National Vintage Motocross

April 20th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Events, Racing, Vintage

Disclaimer: I only attended on Saturday. Anything here about events on Friday or Sunday was collected from various sources – from other attendees who posted on the Cousin Weedy Yahoo! group or people I spoke to at the event. Please post corrections and additions in the comments. Thanks – twf :end: Have a look at […]

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Ryan Villopoto to be guest on Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain

April 9th, 2010 · Comments Off on Ryan Villopoto to be guest on Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain · Events, Profiles in Riding, Racing

Ryan Villopoto sent out a tweet earlier today saying he will be on Sunday’s (11APR2010) Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain for a live interview. I’m a big fan of Despain. Even though Wind Tunnel is 80% NASCAR, Despain does his best to get the moto guys on the show. As Dave said a couple of […]

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Torsten Hallman and Joel Robert

April 8th, 2010 · Comments Off on Torsten Hallman and Joel Robert · Profiles in Riding, Racing, Vintage

Someone posted this classic picture on FaceBook — Joel Robert and Torsten Hallman duking it out in the mid-’60s. I looked all over for it but can’t find the thread to save my life. My friend Rick from SoCal sent me the photo. I’m pretty sure it was either Vintage Factory or Classix50MX, both of […]

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Offer: Bike transport from San Diego to Diamond Don’s 2010

April 6th, 2010 · Comments Off on Offer: Bike transport from San Diego to Diamond Don’s 2010 · Events, Racing, Vintage

This from Gary DeForest via the Cousin Weedy Yahoo group… Bike Transport. headin to Diamond Don’s National in Texas. San Diego to Diamond Dons and back. I leave San Diego, La Mesa,¬†April 13th at 2pm and get to Diamond Don’s, Jefferson Texas by Thursday the 15th and set up camp at DD’s.¬† I stay till […]

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FIM Speedway Grand Prix on HD Theater

October 20th, 2009 · Comments Off on FIM Speedway Grand Prix on HD Theater · Events, Racing, Reviews

Last night I had the chance to watch the Swedish FIM Speedway Grand Prix on HD Theatre. It was my first time to see a complete speedway event. What a cool race — the speed, color, action. A very action-packed format with lots of four-man, four-lap heat races, everybody full-on sideways, diving in and out. […]

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Racing the ski slopes

August 7th, 2009 · Comments Off on Racing the ski slopes · Racing

Mountain bikers have known about the ski slopes for years. The MTB discipline of Downhill started on the green summertime slopes of ski resorts. For people like me, who only want their snow on postcards, riding the slopes in summer is the only way to go. Now we get this new video of a Jeremy […]

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