Well, it happens every year. Scooters, bikes. Mods, Rockers. Saturday. 2PM. You know where to go.
April is the CHP’s Distracted Driver Month.
Starting today and continuing throughout April, the CHP and more than 250 local agencies statewide will be conducting zero tolerance enforcement programs targeting people using a cell phone to text or make a call without a hands-free device.
The first violation of the laws costs a minimum of $159, and subsequent tickets will cost $279, according to the CHP.
This is great news for all of us without airbags and safety cages. Most of us know someone who was hit by a perfectly sober person who was not paying attention. The results to motorcyclists can be disastrous.
The 32nd running of the Dakar Rally got underway today with a ceremonial stage(non-competitive) from Buenos Aires to Victoria.
The route this year is comprised of 13 competitive stages, a total of 5700 miles through Argentina and Chile.
Some notable motorcycle racers this year:
#166 Mike Stansfield KTM 530 EXC, 63 yrs old Kansas City KTM dealer
#150 Luis Belaustagui 150cc 2-stroke KTM XC, lives in the USA, from Argentina
#117 Marc Davidson Honda CRF 450 Australia
I’ve rode with these guys in Nevada doing rally route navigation training. The two interesting stories above are kinda obvious, Mike and Luis. Mike because of his age. Luis because hes riding a small(f#*kin’ tiny) displacement smoker which will require a new top-end everyday…..as if it wasn’t hard enough already.
#7 Jonah Street Yamaha WR 450 #15 Quinn Cody Honda CRF 450 Rally Replica, Honda Europe factory team
Jonah….We are all thinking that this is Jonah’s year to win! more »
The Team Wild West guys are in Brazil and getting ready to race! Check out their first update and set of photos here.
Come join us at AMA District 36′s annual Hey Dey camp out! Brand new location with private cabins for two or lodges that can handle up to a hundred of your closest friends. Camp Sierra is surrounded by excellent dual-sport motorcycle trails as well as some great twisties for your street bike. Click here to register early to receive discount.