Obstacles In The Road


I think the craziest obstacle I have been hit with was a bird, not so crazy but scared the crap out of me and I felt terrible….on the road itself??? A garbage bag full of what I think were dirty diapers.  So, nothing totally out of the ordinary lol.  What about you?
HFL – December 14, 2013

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Watson On: Obstacles In The Road

 

Photo by Chris Cornwell

Every one of us who rides should know the risks that are involved each and every time you swing a leg over a bike and head out. Aggressive, texting drivers and crazy traffic are just the tip of the iceberg, so you’re constantly forced to ride defensively. It often feels like everyone is out to get you and they probably are. Continue reading “Obstacles In The Road”

Long Beach, NY to Long Beach, CA on a $200 Motorcycle


Jamie Robinson

Love this guys attitude about his adventure!

Check out his web site, he is very entertaining!  MoToGeo

by Jamie Robinson

The plan was simple; I was going to ride from Long Beach New York to Long Beach Los Angeles, cheaply and alone. I wanted to prove that you didn’t need the latest bike or accessories in able to have an adventure of a lifetime and of course, do it with the freedom of 2 wheels. I was also going to try and raise some money for ‘Riders for Health’, if I could achieve all that while discovering parts of America that would be more than wonderful.

Just to make it a bit more interesting, mainly for myself, I threw in a few rules; just to make me suffer in one way or another. These were, buy a bike for $200 or less and ride it across the US using only normal roads, no Interstate or Highways. Sleep in a tent every night, use only a small map, no sat navigation, can’t shave or shower until the journey is complete and only buy fuel and food. Whatever the bike needed would have to come out of the $200 budget… if I hadn’t spent it all in one go that is…

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An unusual crash for two race bikes


At Magny-Cours, during a round of the promosport Championship: two riders crash and their bikes lock wheel bars and continue to pirouette on the ground: funny dancing bikes! Visit us & discover others great videos on http://www.motorstv.com

Stan Watt, 2012 Dakar Crescent KTM rider, talks navigation, bikes and kit


Very technical riding in the Dakar…amazing what they have on their bikes and off!   Watch this video if you are interested in how a bike is prepared for such a rally.  The camera man has issues with focusing…obviously using auto focus.  😉

 

 

Stan Watt, 2012 Dakar Crescent KTM rider, talks technical, explaining the array of vitally important navigational devices he’ll be using to find his way across the treacherous South American stages of the rally, key features of his KTM race bike and the kit that he’ll be wearing throughout the race.

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