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 to read. There aren’t very many – as in nearly 0. If you want to read junk from people who’s thinking and communication skills are about 4th-grade level, there’s lots of that in the forums, blogs, etc.
If you want to feel like your having a conversation with a grownup, or at least someone who respects your time, you have to look long and hard. Derek Harris over at EternalTwoStroke won’t disappoint you.
He’s got some of the more interesting stuff on modern MX that I’ve seen. He asks interesting and uncommon questions, poses good answers, and throws in little thought-provoking twists now and then that make you go, “Hmmm.” Notice I said thought-provoking — that’s different from provocative or inflammatory. It requires some effort. I like that. Maybe you will, too.
Here’s another helpful and entertaining site in the two-stroke wars — Two Stroke Militia. The site was apparently put together by three guys in the northeast — Jeff Conboy, Tim Weeks, and John Nicholas — and features some of the best analysis and commentary on the two-stroke situation that I’ve seen. I’m happy to see that they’ve picked up sponsorship from quite a few companies that also love the smell of race gas and castor oil.
Check out this page on modern two-stroke weapons. Gotta love that new Maico! Is that cool, or what? Tubular steel frame, two-stroke motor, modern styling… Man, that’s cool. I’d actually buy a pit pass at a National to see stuff like that. Now if they’d just do a twin-shock version…
I’m going to buy one of their t-shirts. Check out their CafePress store and show your colors. I don’t know if that makes me a member or not, but at least they’ll know I’m a two-stroke supporter.
Professional industry insider (is that a real job?) Steve Bruhn over at Weekend Window wrote up his thoughts on what 2008 holds for the MX/SX community. Interesting stuff. Should be a very exciting year. I’m particularly eager to see what the National Promoters Group does with the Outdoor Nationals.