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Running on Fumes - December 2009

Archive for December 2009

Cyril Despres Readies for 2010 Dakar

Tuesday, December 29, 2009
New Year approaches, which also means the Dakar Rally is about to begin. Stage 1 starts on January 2, and for those catching up, Dakar has gone through some significant changes. For starters (just in case you blocked out 2009 entirely) it’s nowhere near Dakar, as for the second time the rally will be held in South America and not Africa.
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Post Tags: cyril despres, ktm 2010 dakar

Geezer’s Garage Pilot

Monday, December 28, 2009
Motorcycle USA often gets story submissions, or reader requests for story ideas they’d like to see. But a recent email was a new animal altogether - the demo clip for a TV show pilot dubbed “Geezer’s Garage.” The name seems self explanatory, but here’s how the show was pitched to us: “Think American Chopper meets Mayberry.
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Post Tags: Geezer’s Garage pilot, Geezer’s Garage show

Dr. Frazier’s Holiday Hello

Thursday, December 24, 2009
Forget Noble Firs and White Pines.... There's more than one way to decorate for the holidays.
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Post Tags: dr. frazier holiday, south east asia christmas

Rossi, Spies & Stewart in Ghastly Sweaters

Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Ever wondered what the disembodied heads of Yamaha factory riders Valentino Rossi, Ben Spies and James Stewart would look like on ghastly Christmas sweaters?
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Post Tags: Yamaha christmas card, Yamaha xmas card

Motorcycle Riding Tree Hugger

Tuesday, December 8, 2009
In case you were wondering, in Motorcycle USA’s recent travel feature, Ghosts of the Oregon Coast, I’m the tree hugger. That’s right, I hugged a tree and ain’t ashamed that the entire known universe (that’s connected to the Internet at least) knows the fact.
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Post Tags: motorcycle tree hugger, redwood highway

Motorcycle Poetry Blog

Monday, December 7, 2009
My grandmother was a published poet – cowboy poet, actually. So I have a sentimental sweet spot for rhymed verse, be it the off-colored limerick, sappy heroic couplet or eye-rolling free verse. So when an email arrived with a link to a motorcycle poetry blog, motorcyclepoems.wordpress.com, I had to check it out… There’s some fun ditties in there.
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Post Tags: motorcycle poetry, motorcycle poets

Huh, Where’s the Speed Channel?

Thursday, December 3, 2009
An interesting thing happened to me last night as I was flipping television channels. I couldn’t find any of them! Or at least some of them. One of the most notable absences was #28, the Speed Channel.
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Post Tags: speed channel, speed channel missing
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