Added reply in a thread Bikes you are GLAD you sold.. 12/18/2020 11:42 PM

Being glad to have sold a bike doesn't mean it had to be a roach. I had an 84 CR 250 that I bought when fresh out of university. I took 3 months off and road the wheels off that bike - at least two separate sessions a day and a bunch of races. Even though ... more »

Added reply in a thread Why did you choose your profile pic? 12/17/2020 4:04 PM

I had the good fortune to be taking pictures on a semi-professional (no dough, just free access passes) to the SX and MX nationals on the west coast in the naughts. This pic came about from me hanging my head a little too far into the start straight

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Added reply in a thread Moto hauler. 12/5/2020 9:35 AM

Manly men don't need no stinkin' trailer:

Added reply in a thread Migraines from motocross 12/1/2020 9:49 AM

My experience with headaches from riding was traced back to my teeth. Motocross is hi-impact, and with it is the risk of the upper and lower jaw colliding. This is a big deal in the world of concussions and is the reason so many sports mandate the use ... more »

Added reply in a thread 70,s bikes what you got? 11/26/2020 6:19 PM

Yankee Z 500 Original condition, 750 miles, a bit of a time capsule. ... more »
Added reply in a thread How much to ride? 11/17/2020 8:30 AM

The Wild Rose MX track in Calgary, Canada, charges $25 (Cdn) for an adult day fee, but as a non-profit society the club offers annual memberships for $550 which entitle the member to free access whenever the facility is open. Three full size MX tracks

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Added reply in a thread Is there a best model of front drum brake? 11/10/2020 8:57 AM

For hard-core twin shock racing, the Suzook set-up is often the way to go. The pix below are from Farleigh Castle, but there is a pretty well-attended twin shock /Evo series over there, so the tech gets developed quite aggressively. Just ask Dubach and

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Added a comment about feature Cage Match | Getting Tight & Technical in Endurocross 11/7/2020 7:00 PM
Gordon Lightfoot

With three Canadian men in the top 10 of the Pro class, Shelby Turner kickin' butt everywhere else, and lots of riders in FXR gear, it looks like Canada may be quietly taking over the off-road world. Imagine what they might have done if the border wasn't closed wink ...

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Added reply in a thread Eli Selling His GT3RS 11/2/2020 11:47 AM

While most of my track experience is in a 4S, the little run time I had in a GT3 suggested to me that one of the key but under-reported upgrades to the GT3 was the removal of 5th gear as an overdrive. That change alone drops a second or two from lap ... more »

Added reply in a thread How many hours are on your bike? 9/23/2020 10:40 PM

Back in the old days, we used to use more organic methods to calculate the age of a bike. In this case, we might have to wait a bit longer but should be able to count the tree rings at some point or other. And yes, that little pine seedling is alive

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Added reply in a thread Budds Creek law suit 8/30/2020 6:10 PM

Relative to the poor kid who was hurt, if his injuries are that serious I can pretty well guarantee that he will be suing the track, whether he has insurance or not. And I can also guarantee that, had this incident occurred in Canada, the same action ... more »

Added reply in a thread MOST Extreme Weather Conditions You’ve Raced In.... ? 8/28/2020 11:06 AM

Sorry, but there is only one answer to this question: the Numb Bum 24 Hr . Usually 30 below, rarely near freezing, up to 18 km loops at a time of year when it is light for less than 8 hours in 24. Makes mud races/ hot races seem like a day at the beach...

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Added reply in a thread Washougal, back in the Day. 7/29/2020 6:37 PM

Yeah, Old Timers' races are always the best way to experience Washougal, even if the track configuration might have changed more than most of us might like. And they always had great posters at the Nat'l:

Added reply in a thread Mike Alessi -Hit And Run 7/11/2020 10:25 AM

Very upsetting to see this - and glad to hear Mike will be OK. As active cyclists in this family, we worry about this sort of behavior a lot. We came across cycle clothing from this little company and just love it. The arrow and other designs light you

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Added reply in a thread Brownie back to Honda 7/7/2020 12:19 PM

Here's the Husky he was riding at the Vets MXdN a couple years ago - I doubt he has ridden anything as trick.

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Added reply in a thread Favourite minicyle photos post em 7/6/2020 6:12 PM

Dean-O at the Wild Rose track, Calgary, AB. Taken nearly 15 years ago to the day...

Will someone please get that kid matching gloves? ... more »
Added reply in a thread Moto photography 6/30/2020 9:38 AM

I used to snap for a smaller magazine and once got in a nice conversation with Joe Bonello (one of the true masters of MX photography). The question of lens choice came up and he made it clear that his go-to for any kind of track/action work was a 300mm

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Added reply in a thread Service Honda CR500AF thoughts? 6/29/2020 5:40 PM

This is a 2001 Service Honda CR500AF built to my order back in the day. With the second gen 250 frame, it was a little better than the original bikes, but still had a number of teething issues brought on by the frame reconfiguration (like, ... more »
Added reply in a thread DV 6/24/2020 10:00 AM

Hmm, seems like he's been telling 'em off for a while now: