Here we go….I can’t believe it’s 2012 already! Welcome to a whole new year and a whole new website for Inside Motorcycles! To say that I’m excited that the new website is finally going live would be putting it mildly. We’ve all been working really hard to get the new site up and running, and as the Online Editor I’m pretty stoked about what we’re going to be able to do online with the new system. We’ll be getting motorcycle industry news to you quicker and more effectively than ever before; and we’re hoping to engage you more than ever with our social media efforts as well!
One of the new elements to the website is this Blog feature. If you’re reading this blog post, it means you’ve already stumbled across the “Blogs” feature on our new site and you’re interested in hearing what myself and other Inside Motorcycles regular and guest bloggers have to say. From my perspective, I will post a few words when and where I can about my view on what’s happening on the Roadracing scene– both in Canada but also on the AMA circuit in the USA and the MotoGP circuit more globally. While I have spent the last 5-6 years at Canadian race tracks in pursuit of Canadian series points and titles, 2011 saw me racing a little less in Canada and spending a bit more time “on the other side of the grid” on the MotoGP circuit as a reporter and photographer. I’ve managed to get some interesting insights as to what’s happening at the global level, and what, if anything, that might all mean for the future of road racing here in Canada, as well as what makes our Canadian series’ so dynamic and different from other racing series around the world.
I’ll also be talking a little bit about training from time to time. With a background in bicycle racing, I’m often getting approached by new riders and racers about how to physically prepare and train for a successful road racing season; so if you’ve got a new year’s resolution to whip yourself into shape to help drop your lap times for 2012, you’ve come to the right place! Or perhaps you’re curious how to attract and retain sponsorship (which is the second most popular question I get asked a lot), I’ll try to address some of those queries too! In the meantime, if you’ve got any other questions, feel free to drop us a line and fire away. We’re open to all of your suggestions and we want to hear from you…our readers!
In addition to myself, you’ll also be hearing from a number of other regular bloggers including Andy Cule, a Pro Supermoto racer and Stacey Nesbitt, one of the fastest up-and-coming female road racers in the country! We’ll be inviting some other bloggers to join our roster as well, and our Managing Editor for Inside Motorcycles, Graeme Jones, will likely chime in from time to time as well (even though he may not know that yet!)
It’s going to be a long winter but we look forward to ramping up Spring and the 2012 riding season!