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Barcia Goes Big at Lommel

Monday, September 24, 2012
I'm currently 30-something thousand feet about Belgium on my way to ride the 2013 Ducati Multistrada models, and thank goodness for on-board Wi-Fi to keep me entertained. I just came across this video posted by YouTube user SandersJamie823 of Barcia getting wicked at Lommel before the MXdN. It's not know if Bam-Bam's huge air is intentional or not (I'm betting it is), but either way it is impressive. Check it out and tell me if it your ankles tingle like mine did watching this vid.
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Post Tags: Justin Barcia, Lommle, MXoN, MXdN, Motocross of Nations, Motocross des Nations

Scary Glen Helen WORCS Pile-up

Thursday, February 2, 2012
Scary Glen Helen WORCS Pile-up
Nobody likes dust, especially racers, off-road racers in particular. It is our nemesis, always working against our forward momentum on the course and threatening our safety. As nasty as it is, it is a part of off-roading that you must deal with. Recently a couple of YouTube vids caught one of the worst-case scenarios when the dust is so thick you can’t cut it with a samurai sword.
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Post Tags: WORCS, Crash, Dust, Off-road

Valentino Rossi Rally Car Video

Friday, December 16, 2011
Check out this video of “The Doctor” Valentino Rossi behind the wheel of a Rally Car at the 2011 Monza Rally Show. There is not much to say except is there anything Rossi can’t do? I’m thinking no. Enjoy.
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Post Tags: Valentino Rossi Rally Car Video, 2011 Monza Rally Show, The Doctor, Valentino Rossi

Jorian Ponomareff Drift and Stunt Videos

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Jorian Ponomareff Drift and Stunt Videos
A couple of weeks ago I watched a video of French stunt rider Jorian Ponomareff drifting his sportbike around a coned obstacle course, and I was totally blown away. I have to admit I’ve probably watched that video a dozen times since then, and I am still amazed at his bike control. Earlier today I came across another video of Ponomareff doing the more traditional stunt maneuvers such as circle wheelies and stoppies.
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Post Tags: Jorian Ponomareff Drift and Stunt Videos, Jorian Ponomareff, Drift, Stunting

MotoUSA Makes Noise For Marco

Sunday, November 6, 2011
MotoUSA Makes Noise For Marco
Although rain was falling at the MotoUSA Southern California Headquarters, nothing would stop us from making noise for Marco Simoncelli. At 10:30 in the morning,for 58 seconds we revved our engines and smoked tires in a final farewell to Super Sic.
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Post Tags: MotoUSA Makes Noise For Marco, #makenoiseformarco, Marco Simoncelli

GoPro Video of Twitch's X Games Crash

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

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Post Tags: Jeremy Stenberg, Twitch, X Games 17, Speed and Style

Drake McElroy Travels the World on Fuel TV

Monday, August 8, 2011
Fuel TV has been stepping up with some great shows and AMA Motocross Racing coverage as of late, and I am excited to see that the channel is growing after a bit of stagnation in content in the past. One series that I can’t wait to lay my eyes on is Drake’s Passage. Freestyler Drake McElroy is traveling the world on someone else’s dime, and Fuel is there to capture all the action.
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Post Tags: Drake's Passage, Drake McElroy, Fuel TV, FMX

Police Motorcycle Rodeo Video

Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Officer Donnie Williams has skills. Check out how he flies through the course at the Grand Prairie Police Motorcycle Rodeo. Although this is low speed event, the amount of control exhibited by the officers that compete at these events is impressive. I would love to take a crack at the course; I have a feeling at the end I would have a scraped up black and white bike and the cones would be scattered far and wide.
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Post Tags: Police Motorcycle Rodeo Video, Officer Donnie Williams, Police Motorcycle

Blind Rider Inspires

Monday, July 25, 2011
Last week I came across a video that shows the potential that we all have inside of us as riders, and has inspired me to try harder in all that I do, including riding. For the past few weeks I’ve been feeling a bit down on my motocross skills as I am not as fast as I used to be. I can’t push as hard as I used to, and sometimes even a medium sized double worries me. Am I just getting old or not trying?
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Post Tags: Blind Rider, Blind Mountain Bike Rider, Downhill Mountain bike, Motocross

Sand Dune Dirt Bike Withdrawl

Thursday, July 14, 2011
Sand Dune Dirt Bike Withdrawl
As the summer months drag on I begin to long for the smooth flowing lines of my favorite riding spot, Glamis. With the temps reaching triple digits even after the sun goes down from May to the end of September, I’m forced to put away my dirt bike paddle tire and count the days until our first weekend outing of the season, which is usually mid-October.
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Post Tags: Sand dunes, Glamis, Sandfest
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