Now here’s something you don’t see everyday - a motorcycle racer doing an ad for a bank.
My new book, THE LAST RIDE, is at now out. It’s fiction and starts in 1969, when an 18-year-old kid just out of high school gets a chance to ride his Yamaha 250 DT1 from Pennsylvania to Los Angeles … all off-road. His adventures are truly amazing. The book then jumps 40+ years where the same person, now in his 60s, wants to get that old Yamaha back in his possession and return it home by riding it all off-road across the country again. The book is $15 plus $2.75 for mail anywhere in the US (or $5 for Priority Rush mail) and for more information, the email is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Paypal address: email@example.com
Hearst Corp. today announced the sale of Cycle World magazine to Bonnier Corp., a consumer publishing group that also publishes Popular Science, Parenting, and Field & Stream magazines. Read the details here.
Womens Motocross Champ Ashley Fiolek is featured in the New York Times Magazine. Read here.
John Hopkins will once again join the Rizla Suzuki MotoGP team as a wild card rider in Sepang for the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday October 23. Read more here.
Dani Pedrosa led a Repsol Honda top three on day one of the Grand Prix of Japan, with Casey Stoner second and Andrea Dovizioso following third on the timesheet. Read the details here.
I finally came across a color photo of Honda of Niles, the 1990 WERA Mediumweight Production Endurance Champion. I thought this team’s bike was perhaps the best looking machine of the WERA series at the time painted in its sponsor’s 7-Up color scheme. The Ohio based team with riders Ron Crum, Tom Bickerstaff and Rick Pagniano, won the class championship that year over Team Swine Dudes and Team Hawaii. They would become Force Racing in 1991, switched to the Heavyweight Production class on a Yamaha FZR1000, and finished third overall in the championship to Team Suzuki Endurance and Hall ‘N Still Racing.