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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.

I started butchering some Sinatra the other day. If you've ever heard me sing you'll know it was a good thing I was outside in the driveway, alone. "And now, the end of winter is near, And so I face the final snow shoveling
What’s on your bookshelf? It's cold and miserable outside. Your bike has been parked for two months already, and many more months will go by before you are riding again. How do you pass the time? Pick up a good book. Since you ride, that tells me you are a…

Four days from now, we should know who has won the 2015 MotoGP World Championship. I say “should" since protests and ongoing legal wrangling might delay the official results. This type of behavior is rare in bike racing, more likely in automotive competition. However the days following October 25 and…
In a recent Touring Essentials blog we looked at some pointers for being able to enjoy riding in the rain. One point was to ensure you have a good rain suit to wear over your gear or rain liners to put on inside your gear. This isn’t always necessary.

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