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March 2013

On the air (or internet)

Garrison Leykam interviewed me about my book for his online talk show, Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys. The show can be heard at 8 a.m. EDT Saturday, March 30, or anytime thereafter as a podcast available on the site. I’m looking forward to listening to the show myself because the other guest will be David […]

That bad COTA aftertaste

I should be excited about the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas at the new Circuit of the Americas track near Austin, Texas, next month. A few years ago I would have bet big money against the possibility of the United States having three MotoGP rounds in 2013. By all accounts the track is […]

Remember when the Daytona 200 meant something?

In 1995, World Superbike legend Carl Fogarty caused an international incident in motorcycle terms by complaining about Daytona International Speedway. Today, there’s no worry about that happening, just because no world-caliber rider would consider racing in the once-proud Daytona 200. Even the best racers at the national level aren’t on the Daytona 200 grid. What […]

Why I ride a “small” motorcycle

I’ve lost count of how many motorcycles I’ve ridden over the years, though I was able to add up the number of brands, which came to 14. Those hundred-plus motorcycles (all of them street-legal, by the way) ranged in size from 50 cc to an 1800 cc Honda Gold Wing. In the U.S. of A., […]