RSD Ice Capades - Blog - Motorcycle Parts and Riding Gear - Roland Sands Design

Slippery Sunday was suppose to be the frosty night cap to the weekend’s festivities of the Flat Out Friday Races and the Mama Tried Show but warm temperatures caused officials to cancel the ice racing. However, it takes a lot more than the threat of your bike going for a swim to slow a bunch of Super Hooligans down. Cameron Brewer, Jordan Graham and Troy Hoff heard of a lake an hour north that had just enough ice to hold up at least one of their bikes if not all three. So they took their chances

2017 Mama Tried's Flat Out Friday - Blog - Motorcycle Parts and Riding Gear - Roland Sands Design

Over 220 racers showed up from as far as Tokyo to compete in 11 classes which included the AMA 450 Pro class that had over $15,000 in prize money up for grabs in the Charlotte Kainz Memorial Race. The 10 other classes included Super Hooligan, Open Amateur, Four Stroke, Brakeless, Youth 85, Open Vintage, Inappropriate, Boonies, Bultaco and two new race classes including Women’s and Z125 / Grom. That’s all impressive but perhaps what’s even more impressive is that fact that the ages of the racers

Super Hooligan : Dixie Speedway - Blog - Motorcycle Parts and Riding Gear - Roland Sands Design

Shayna Texter (No. 52 Richie Morris Racing Honda CRF450R) finished third in an up-and-down event. After leading every lap on the way to a win in her semi, Texter dropped to 10th on the start of the main event. After working her way up to sixth before the red flag, she had a strong restart to capture the final podium position. Just before the main events darkness crept its way across the track as the last sliver of sun shown down when the Hooligans roared out to their heat race. Jordan Barber qu
Russ Brown

The Fox Run Story

It’s in our DNA to be part of a tribe, and back in our cave days, tribal culture was necessary for survival. Today we need it to be able to culturally grow. We constantly are searching for a connection to others to fulfill that sense of belonging. Every single one of us craves the feeling of being part of something bigger than ourselves but over time we have become disconnected from our tribe. When you are in a subculture you need that connection even more when you are a minority inside of a sub
Russ Brown

Catskills Rediscovered

Over the summer I got a chance to ride through over 37 states in search of America’s “misunderstood locations” to find out what they really were all about. One of the places on the list was the Catskills. Up until my visit the only thing I knew about it was that it’s not too far north from New York City and I had tried a wine from there once. I went into this area blind and with no plan. Instead I used my never ending inquisitive nature to find out where to go and what to see. Over 6,000 square

HOG Magazine Issue 38

Everyone has a story about why they started riding motorcycles. It’s what makes us unique. It sets us apart and unties us at the same time. My father sat me on my first bike before I could walk, before I can remember my first memory and before I could utter a single word. For extra money he would build them in the living room of our tiny two-bedroom house at night after working a 12-hour day as a truck driver. I grew up to the smell of oil and and the sounds of engines so it was inevitable that I would fall in love with them as an adult. When I was four my dad got me my first bike, a Honda 50 with homemade training wheels. He didn’t even have to show me how to start it as I had already been his apprentice since the beginning, memorizing his movements as he would twist the throttle and slowly let out the clutch. I took off in the yard that day and it feels like it’s been one long continuous ride ever since.

USA TODAY Latest motorcycle technology keeps riders connected

STURGIS, S.D. -- Whether it's apps to track rain storms or black boxes to remotely diagnose problems, the connected technology revolution has come to motorcycles. The classic, traditional world of two-wheeled open-road biking now has plenty of digital routes available to any rider willing to navigate new technologies. And bike manufacturers are finding that good technology can also be good for business as they look to attract a new generation of Millennial riders.
This Motorcycle Maven Rides 1,500 Miles A Day Like It's No Big Deal Iron Maiden - The Red Bulletin

RED BULL BULLETIN This Motorcycle Maven Rides 1,500 Miles A Day Like It's No Big Deal

THE RED BULLETIN: How did you first get into riding motorcycles? LETICIA CLINE: I grew up in Cave City, Kentucky, where the way to get around is usually on a three-wheeler, four-wheeler or a dirt bike. My dad always rode and built motorcycles, and he put me on a bike when I was four years old. When he passed away eight years ago, I rode his Heritage Softail to the funeral, parked it and I didn’t ride again for four years because it was too painful. I had a crisis. I was like, I should grow up
Russ Brown

Cruising Through Laconia

The city of Laconia, New Hampshire is home to the oldest motorcycle rally in America- it also has more motorcyclists per capita than any other city in the Nation. In fact Laconia’s slogan is “We Ride,” and it’s true. Every city official, old timer, new timer, and even the unsuspecting grandma at the local grocery store spends their summer months with the wind in their hair and bugs in their teeth. The state’s motto “Live Free or Die,” could also have a hand in their sense of adventure as well.

Complete Guide to Julian, CA

There are some speculations about how gold was discovered in Julian but one thing that is certain, it was the search for gold that made its early founders, Drury Bailey and Mike Julian, discover how miraculously productive the soil was and while most mining towns were becoming ghost towns by the late 1800’s, Julian became a community. The settlers who came to find gold ended up staying because of apples and the close-knitted friendships they developed through them.

MXP Magazine - Flat Tracking

"Faster, faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death" - Hunter S. Thompson. Flat track racing is possibly the oldest form of motorcycle racing still in existence, at nearly a century as an organized event one might argue it started long before that, more than likely when the first time someone took their motorcycle in their buddies backyard and decided to have some good ol' fun. During that time the race has seen its share of changes, shifts in popularity and ups and downs but the grit is still there and it's grassroots heart of is the driving force for its new found public interest. Before we get into anymore details let's go over some Flat Track Basic for those of you who are unfamiliar with the sport. A typical AMA flat tracker is capable of speeds exceeding 130mph and their bikes are set up to lean hard. Rider footpads are non-symmetrical-the left peg is slightly higher and moved rearward where the right peg is in more of a standard position. Wide handlebars enable racers maximum control with better leverage, along with better balance when cornering. And brakes? Who needs them? Some bikes are equipped with a rear brake but they are rarely used. Throttle control is the most important in flat tracking. It’s on the gas as early as possible and off the gas as late as possible. It’s also about setting up for the corner, followed by a lot of technique to get the bike to make that corner as short as you can so you don't wear out early.
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