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Running on Fumes - September 2010

Archive for September 2010

Newly Crowned Biaggi to Miss Finale?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Max Biaggi vaulted back to World Champion status with his masterful 2010 campaign in World Superbike. Now the Aprilia ace seems to be calling in sick for work this weekend at the Magny Cours season finale. With the rider championship in hand, Biaggi claims a potential flu may sideline his effort at the French circuit.
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Post Tags: Max Biaggi, Aprilia World Superbike

Carmichael Makes NASCAR Nationwide Debut

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Motocross GOAT Ricky Carmichael continues to climb the NASCAR ladder. The 15-time Motocross/Supercross champ will make his debut in the Nationwide Series at Kansas Speedway on October 2nd. Carmichael will follow up that appearance with two more planned Nationwide races later this year at Phoenix and the native Floridian’s “home” circuit at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
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Post Tags: Ricky Carmichael, Carmichael Nationwide

Three Days, 1183 Miles & Wet Notebooks

Friday, September 24, 2010
1183 miles. That’s what the trip-meter said when I pulled into the office this morning after our three-day sport-touring testing run. The trip included myself and two of our test pilots from last year’s comparison, long-time MCUSA BFF and photog Tom Lavine and his riding buddy Donald.
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Post Tags: sport-touring testing, sport-touring comparison

Sport-Touring Test Underway

Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Our sport-touring steeds gaze at the Columbia River (top) before approaching our Day 1 destination, Aberdeen (bottom).
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Post Tags: sport-touring motorcycle, sport-touring comparison

Kawasaki Video on Its Flat Trackers

Friday, September 17, 2010
One of the sub-plots of AMA Flat Track this season has been the breakthrough of the Kawasaki Ninja 650R in the GNC Twins. Famed engine tuner Bill Werner teamed with former champ Jay Springsteen to field the Kawasaki effort, this season with rider Bryan Smith.
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Post Tags: Kawasaki Flat Track

Noyes Reflects on Tomizawa and Lenz

Wednesday, September 15, 2010
The past two MotoGP rounds have been marred by the on-track fatalities of Shoya Tomizawa and Peter Lenz. The two young riders (Tomizawa 19, Lenz 13) have reminded racing fans of the lethal risk inherent in motorsport.
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Post Tags: Shoya Tomizawa, Peter Lenz

Offensive Lineman & Scooter Meet Pickup

Thursday, September 2, 2010
What happens when a scooter-bound 273-pound offensive lineman meets the front end of an F-150 head on? What... Just... Happened... A viral video.
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Post Tags: Josh Koeppel, scooter crash, Iowa Football
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