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Running on Fumes - February 2010

Archive for February 2010

Superbike Fantasy Racing Begins This Week

Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Bummed because you lost on your Olympic ice dancing wagers? Who isn’t? The Canadians came out of nowhere on their home turf to best the Russians, with their twizzles and fancy footwork. Amazing really. But now there’s that inevitable let down that comes at the end of the ice dancing season. Alas! How can you, dear reader, get your fix for thrilling, vicarious competition?
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Post Tags: superbike fantasy racing, motorcycle fantasy racing

LeoVince Movie Night USGP Competition

Friday, February 19, 2010
Motorcycle filmmakers can get a shot at some exposure, and a free ticket to the Laguna Seca Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix, with the LeoVince Movie Night competition. Starting on February 15th, LeoVince invites would-be filmmakers to submit short films before its May 31st deadline. The best entry will win airfare, hotel and tickets for two to the Red Bull U.S.
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Post Tags: LeoVince Movie Night, leovince competition

Troy Lee Designs on Olympics

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Anyone else watching the Olympics? If so, maybe you caught the Women’s Snowboard Cross last night. It’s one of those sports only followed during the Olympics. Unless you’re a devout snowboarder, which I’m not. Troy Lee is set to design for Rizla Suzuki MotoGP for 2010.<br /><a href=Read Full Post
Post Tags: troy lee olympics, lindsey jacobellis troy lee

Supercross Injuries Piling Up

Friday, February 12, 2010
Newsflash: Jumping 250-lb motorcycles through the air at high velocities can be hazardous to your health. Chad Reed and James Stewart came together during the race sending both to the dirt.<br /><a href=Read Full Post
Post Tags: Supercross Injuries, SX Injuries

Supercross Breasts on Display

Thursday, February 11, 2010
Charitable breast displays. Those three words can conjure up so many different meanings… In this case, however, the breasts belong to Supercross announcers Erin Bates and Ashley Phillips, with the charity being the Keep A Breast Foundation. The SX announcing duo bared all for a pair of breast casts which Troy Lee Designs is painting up to be auctioned off for charity online from February 12-25.
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Post Tags: TLD breast cancer awareness, supercross go pink

Mladin’s Latest Twittering Gem

Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Fans of Mat Mladin will miss the imposing Aussie’s presence on the racetrack in 2010. On the plus side, the seven-time AMA Superbike champ has been providing plenty of off-season fodder via Mladin's Twitter feed.
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Post Tags: mladin twitter, mat mladin twittering

Disturbing New Driving Trend?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010
My first experience with Los Angeles traffic came five years ago. After about a week on the job, I made the 13-hour-plus drive from our Medford, Oregon HQ to LA for the first time. In a GMC van towing a 20-ft trailer filled with motorcycles, I rolled into LA about 2 a.m. with a list of addresses and no clue of how to get to them. The freeway was disturbingly barren even at that hour.
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Post Tags: reading while driving, distracted driving

4-Bike Cruiser Shootout Underway

Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Do you need V-Twins with monstrous displacement powering nearly a half ton of weight to ride a “real” cruiser? MotoUSA rides four mid-displacement offerings to find out.
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Post Tags: cruiser shootout, entry-level cruisers
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