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Gender Inequality 8/9/2013 7:31 PM

With the much-reduced WMX schedule for this year’s AMA National MX Series, there is a lot of talk about what should be done about Women’s MX racing. The WMX series was reduced from 12 rounds for the past few years to only three rounds in 2013, and 2012 champ Ashley Fiolek even made it pretty clear that she was...more

Gender Inequality 8/9/2013 7:29 PM

With the much-reduced WMX schedule for this year’s AMA National MX Series, there is a lot of talk about what should be done about Women’s MX racing. The WMX series was reduced from 12 rounds for the past few years to only three rounds in 2013, and 2012 champ Ashley Fiolek even made it pretty clear that she was...more

Gender Inequality 8/9/2013 7:23 PM

With the much-reduced WMX schedule for this year’s AMA National MX Series, there is a lot of talk about what should be done about Women’s MX racing. The WMX series was reduced from 12 rounds for the past few years to only three rounds in 2013, and 2012 champ Ashley Fiolek even made it pretty clear that she was...more

Gender Inequality 8/9/2013 7:20 PM

With the much-reduced WMX schedule for this year’s AMA National MX Series, there is a lot of talk about what should be done about Women’s MX racing. The WMX series was reduced from 12 rounds for the past few years to only three rounds in 2013, and 2012 champ Ashley Fiolek even made it pretty clear that she was...more

Getting ready for year three of summer touring 4/5/2012 6:12 PM

I've spent the last two years touring around the country during the summer as part of my job, and I'm starting to get ready for the third go-round.



Things to do on the truck...



Just replaced the windshield. (Caught a rock at the top, and it split right down the center.)

Add an auxiliary...more

Crazy GPS 6/3/2011 3:53 PM

I have a Garmin GPS that has a mind of its own. Sometimes it'll route me off a perfectly good highway for seemingly no reason, only to route me back onto the same one just a few miles down the road. It's certainly not because it's a faster route, or anything like that. Sometimes it does make for good photo...more

Spot the Vital MX truck 6/3/2011 2:18 PM

Hangtown was the first event where the Vital MX Toyota Tacoma was parked in the infield, and you'll be able to spot it there at most Nationals this summer. Yeah, it looked a bit pedestrian parked on the inside of the second turn, but we've got some plans for it...



Hangtown Wildlife 6/2/2011 2:19 PM

Getting to Hangtown Wednesday night, we were set to head to the State Capitol building for Thursday's press conference there. But while headed out of the Prairie City SRVA (yep, it's a state park), we spotted this wild turkey, who was showing off for a hen that was between the two of us.







I think I was messing...more

Yeah, Zach! 6/2/2011 2:01 PM

It was cool to see Zach Osborne pick up a $5,000 check and the Marty Moates Cup for finishing as the top American at the USGP.







Equally cool? He was sporting a Vital MX T under his Bike-It Cosworth Wild Wolf team shirt.



Spotted at the USGP 6/2/2011 1:38 PM

Vital MX Member HuskyEd caught me and the Vital MX trailer at the USGP, which we used as a close-to-home shakedown cruise for the truck and trailer. It was cool waking up Sunday morning to the sound of rain...though it required about three "wardrobe" changes as the weather dried and warmed up throughout the...more

Improvising 6/2/2011 1:23 PM

The spring on the little latch that hooks onto the trailer lights connection broke. That allowed the pigtail to pop out easily, and required a little creativity. Hello, mini-bungees...



Prepping For The Outdoor Season 6/2/2011 1:05 PM

This summer will mark the second annual Vital MX Summer Tour, and it feels like I'm a little more prepared this time around. Last summer's prep went something like this...

1. Buy a trailer.


2. Throw in a toolbox, camera bag, backpack with laptop, some clothes, and hit the road.


3. Plan on buying whatever else...more

GuyB Tracked 4/25/2011 11:01 AM

If you've been paying attention to the news, you no doubt heard the uproar over how Apple has been collecting location data on iPhones. Today I discovered an app called iPhoneTracker that allows you to view where you've been on a map. Considering the miles logged over the last year or so, covering the Monster...more

Catching up on the road trip 7/2/2010 5:44 PM

Whew! The last two weeks have been a little nuts. After leaving the east coast, I went to Denver for the weekend, and now I'm back in Chicago, where I picked up my son at O'Hare. He'll be with me off and on for the next eight weeks.



The drive out to Denver was a little wild. At one point, I think I drove for 19...more

Visit to NASCAR Hall of Fame 6/17/2010 9:08 PM

While in Charlotte to visit the JGRMX Toyota/Muscle Milk/Yamaha gang, I stopped by the brand spanking new NASCAR Hall of Fame in downtown Charlotte, NC. You won't miss the disctinctive building







The initial hall features cars from throughout NASCAR's history, from oldest to newest.







There are descriptions of the...more

First Pic 9/19/2008 3:07 PM

I’ve been shooting for…well, let’s just say that it’s been a few years. But the shot below still holds a special place in my heart. The rider is Mark Barnett, the year was 1981, the track is Saddleback, and this was the first shot that I’d had published in a motorcycle magazine. (It ran as a full-pager in...more

L.A. County Fair 9/19/2008 2:45 PM



My son and I went to the L.A. County fair this weekend, and saw the usual array of carnies (nice mullets!), sideshows, rides, and midway stuff. Then there were the farm animals (and some exotics like porcupines), insects, and we watched some show horses in action. Typical fair stuff…including deep-fried...more

Fuel Blues 7/25/2008 12:43 AM

I couldn’t help but chuckle when I saw this license plate on a Hummer at Budds Creek a couple weeks ago.







Yeah, we obviously all have a love affair with internal combustion engines, and of course, that requires some decent-quality fuel to run the bikes. (I haven’t heard of anyone attempting to go bio-diesel on...more

Just A Little Hate 5/14/2008 12:09 AM

Okay, hate might be too strong a word for it. But as odd as it sounds, I actually liked hearing some of the smack talk between Chad Reed, Kevin Windham, and Andrew Short during the final rounds of the 2008 Supercross season.



Now I don’t think these guys should actually hate each other, the risk of injury on...more

Who Else Likes GP Motocross? 3/27/2008 1:04 AM



Back when I first got interested in motocross (yeah, you smartasses in the back row, it was a loooong time ago), the scene was completely different from the way it is now. We were the snot-nosed punks of the motocross world, and regularly got thrashed by the European Grand Prix riders. Back then, they dictated...more