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Mud in Your Eye - October 2011

Archive for October 2011

Hillclimbing – Got Balls?

Friday, October 28, 2011
Hillclimbing is one of the obscure dirt bike sports that few have probably competed in, at least officially. Unofficially, it’s probably one of the more common. Not everyone has hit a motocross track, but I’d be willing to bet almost all of us have taken turns assaulting a difficult ascent while out on a weekend trail ride. I just caught the teaser video for “Elevate 2 – Still Climbing” over at the Troy Lee Designs site.
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Post Tags: Hillclimbing video, dirt bike video, Elevate 2

BMW F800GS Rescues Calf During Rally

Thursday, October 27, 2011
Helmet camera captured footage of an adventure rider using his tow strap to haul a small calf out of an irrigation canal in South Africa. Ungulates aren’t exactly known for their swimming prowess, but fortunately the canal was shallow and this motorcycle rider was aware of his surroundings while ripping down a dirt road on his BMW F800GS.
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Post Tags: Amageza Run, BMW F800GS, motorcycle video

Trials Riding Kicks Butt!

Monday, October 17, 2011
I got to spend a day this weekend riding trials bikes with a group of local balancing enthusiasts. I haven’t been on the lightweight bikes since 2009 when I was introduced to the sport via MotoVentures Trials Rider Training.
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Post Tags: Trials bikes, Sherco 290, GasGas 200

Oregon Requires Bike/ATV Youth Training

Friday, October 14, 2011
Mandatory training has been extended to Class III ATVs (motorcycles) and all youth riders under 16 must now have hands-on certification as well as pass an online course.
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Post Tags: Oregon ATV Laws, Oregon Motorcycle Laws, ATV training

2012 Novik Glove Testing

Thursday, October 13, 2011
Novik Gloves offers three models for 2012. I just received a care package from Novik Gloves. These guys manufacture dirt bike gloves and nothing else – no jersey or pants to match.
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Post Tags: 2012 Novik Gloves, Dirt Bike gloves

Fire Danger-Moderate. Roost Danger-Extreme

Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Post Tags: dirt bike riding, fire danger, atv riding
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