Archive for December 2009

Dakar Watch 2010

Formerly known as The Paris-Dakar since it’s inception in 1978/79. It ran from Paris, France to Dakar, Africa. However political instability in Africa forced the rally to move to South America in 2009. The Dakar returns to South America in 2010. It begins and ends in Buenos Aires. I just happen to be in Buenos... Read more »

Travis Pastrana to Jump Rally Car Over 230ft of Water

Red Bull’s New Year, No Limits

The 3 wheel BRC?

Three wheel or multi-track motorcycles are increasing in popularity. The trike conversions of Gold Wings and Harley’s are the most common and CanAm Spyder has made increase showings on the roadways. The question asked of me, while riding my Spyder is, “How’s it ride?” The answer is–not like a motorcycle. Some states are classifying the... Read more »

Product Review - Dual Star Heated Grip Kit

When the weather turns cold your hands can be the first to suffer.  As riders we know the importance of the hands in controlling the motorcycle, so keeping them warm is a priority. A good set of heated grips can make all the difference in the world. The grip heater I have come to love... Read more »

Are you ready for Black Diamond?

One question I always ask my students after completing a beginner riding course is if they feel comfortable enough to ride on the street.  I ask this for a couple of reasons; one is to help those who might be too confident after the training. I often compare skiing to motorcycling.  I like to do... Read more »

Tiger Woods & the Motorcycle Calendar Girl

Motorcycle calendar girl Jamie Jungers has been linked to Tiger Woods.   Jamie Jungers is alledgedly Tiger Woods fourth mistress. She has stepped forward (as reported by RadarOnline) that she had an affair with Tiger Woods for 2 years. Jamie Jungers is a Las Vegas model and motorccyle calendar girl. It is reported that Jamie Jungers had... Read more »

Motorcycling - Do you take it seriously?

It seems there are many motorcyclists out there that simply do not give their motorcycle the respect it deserves and requires.  I reference a line before each class I teach. “If you learn one thing from this book, learn to take motorcycling seriously.”  Pat Hahn Ok, so I substitute class for book.  This is the... Read more »

'I Did What I was Trained To Do'

Those are usually the first words that come out of the mouth of someone being praised for their good work or heroism. It was practically the only phrase Captain Chesley ” Sully” Sullenberger  uttered after safely landing his disabled airplane on the Hudson River earlier this year, thus saving the lives of 155 people. He... Read more »

Harry Hurt dies at age 81

The name Harry Hurt may be familiar to you. However, even if its not he has changed the motorcycle safety landscape of this country in a big way. Hurt is known as the lead investigator of the 1976-77 Technical Report, Motorcycle Accident Cause Factors and Identification of Countermeasure, commonly refered to as the “Hurt Report” This was the... Read more »

The Rock Store

Have you ever heard of it? I hadn’t, but once I read about it and it’s history, I was suprised it was the first I had heard about it. It almost seems like it would be a destination like Deals Gap or the Tail of The Dragon. Here is the story behind The Rock Store. Ed... Read more »