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Running on Fumes - January 2009

Archive for January 2009

Obama EPA Emissions in the News

Tuesday, January 27, 2009
It is expected that the new Obama administration will make some big changes to the EPA. Well, actually, not so much make big changes as change the big changes of the previous administration… So what’s the gist? First off, Obama’s EPA will charge the federal agency with regulating Carbon Dioxide, a greenhouse gas, as a vehicle pollutant. A direct opposite tack to the Bush EPA, which saw its hands-off CO2 policy reprimanded by none other than the Supreme Court.
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Post Tags: motorcycle emissions, obama epa emissions

James Stewart’s Motorcycle Racing Legacy

Wednesday, January 21, 2009
The times, they are a changing. It’s an old cliché, but a fitting one right now as the United States inaugurates its first black president in Barack Obama. Wisdom advises sticking to another cliché, that in polite company you should never talk politics or religion. But regardless of personal political feelings, it is safe to say that no matter their vote in November, most Americans are quite proud of the historical significance of January 20th, 2009.
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Post Tags: james stewart, motorcross racing, supercross racing

World Superbike Eclipsing MotoGP?

Thursday, January 15, 2009
“MotoGP, why can’t you be more like World Superbike! They don’t have trouble filling up their grid.” You can almost see the younger World Superbike sticking out its tongue and making taunting faces while its older sibling gets scolded. While Grand Prix stumbles this off-season, World Superbike seems to do no wrong – leading some to say SBK is eclipsing MotoGP.
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Post Tags: world superbike grid, motogp troubles

Pilot Fakes Death, Makes Motorcycle Escape

Tuesday, January 13, 2009
It’s burning up the internet news right now: The pilot who attempted to fake his own death by intentionally crashing his plane, parachuting to safety and making his escape on a motorcycle he had stashed away near the crash site.
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Post Tags: motorcycle news, pilot fakes death

The Grapes of Wrath Meets MotoGP

Friday, January 9, 2009
Grand Prix racing is falling on hard times Kawasaki Officially Suspends MotoGP Effort MotoGP Alice Out, Canepa to Onde 2000 But how bad can it get?
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Post Tags: motogp grid, motogp problems

AMA Motorcycle Racing Points Don’t Add Up

Wednesday, January 7, 2009
A long-standing pet peeve in American motorcycle racing is the irritating AMA points systems. The worst case is, of course, the AMA Superbike series.
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Post Tags: ama roadracing, ama superbike, ama points

Maddison, Knievel, Motorcycles and ESPN

Friday, January 2, 2009
Maddison's New Year's stunt delivered genuine excitement when it aired on ESPN. This is a tale of two jumps, two Robbies and two networks.
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Post Tags: Robbie Maddison, Red Bull Las Vegas, New Year's
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