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In his latest blog, IM's Todd Vallee asked readers to write in with stories of their own two-wheeled adventures. Sarah Gamm, took him up on his offer and provided this look back at her the on the Tail of the Dragon. - Ed. I grew up in a family of…

This wasn’t what I was supposed to be writing. I should have been reporting on how Canadians made out at Bike Week, how the Daytona TT went, and the upcoming start of the Flat track Canada season. Of course none of this matters right now with the current state of…
While doing research before a 2016 trip to Australia I discovered the wonderful writing style of Bill Bryson. Bryson's In a Sunburned Country was a terrific primer for touring Down Under (which was also the title the book had in the UK) and provided plenty of laughs throughout. I have…
As the calendar has turned to 2020, action has been fast and furious in the AFT series as riders have made the jump to new teams. Harley Davidson was the first to announce their team as former champ Bryan Smith and 2019 Singles champ Dalton Gauthier join incumbent Jarod Vanderkooi…

We are barely into snowy season and already I yearn for my next trip to the track. Much like some other things in life, two wheeled motorsports are addicting and I’m already craving my next fix. While my next trip to the tack is still months away, figured now would…
I consider my library card an essential piece of my riding gear. And the card is FREE! At least in Edmonton. I can login to the Edmonton Public Library system and request materials from any city library and I can also login to talonline.ca (The Alberta Libraries Online) and request…
If you live in the world of motorcycles you are part of a special group. Whether you are a serious racer, two wheel commuter, or just enjoy playing around the trails or the farm, if you ride a motorcycle you are part of something that is greater than just a…

I apologize for not having any content for a while. It seems for the month of June I got caught up in the role of racing spectator and thus I found it hard to make time for this column. With two AFT races, a Canadian Superbike round, and of course…
As a middle-aged man, there are many random thoughts running through my head at any given time. The good news is that random thoughts seem to be the way to go when it comes to a blog. So here are some things to ponder after the first rounds in both…

With Daytona Bike Week only a couple of weeks away, many Canadians will be headed to the Sunshine State for a little two-wheeled fun. While I won't be able to attend this year, last year’s Bike Week was the logical destination for a little fun with my buddy Gary as…
As the calendar turns from 2018 to 2019, racing fans are eager to see what the new season will bring. While the first race of 2019 is still a few months away, silly season is in full swing as riders look to secure rides that may lead them to a…
Highs and lows, if racing were easy everyone would do it. So I haven’t written on my blog in a while. The last time I spoke to all of you, I was coming off on of my best racing weekends ever and things were looking up. That being said racing…

I was fortunate to fly to round eight of the Harley-Davidson Canada flat track series in Strathmore Alberta this season and it only seems right to share some of my thoughts on the trip. First of all let’s talk about the flight itself. Flying on one of our discount airlines…
In a move not seen for decades, the British Grand Prix at Silverstone was recently cancelled due to unsafe track conditions. It seems the new surface at the track allowed an abundance of standing water in critical areas, and after meetings and delays, the ultimate decision was made to cancel…
So rounds 2 and 3 of the EMRA 2018 season are complete. Friday was qualifying and it was a hot day. I knew I would need to get a decent time in to have a shot to be in the top ten. I qualified with a 1:29.4 in the morning,…

Last week I tuned into the History channel for Evel Live, which would see Travis Pastrana duplicate three of Evel Knievel’s famous jumps.
Welcome to the Bronti Files. We hope you will follow along as amateur motorcycle road racer Bronti Verbeek shares the journey of her sophomore season in the Edmonton Motorcycle Road Racing Association series. Ed.
The call came from Inside Motorcycles’ editor Patrick Lambie and I would be telling a fib if I said it caught me by surprise.

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