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July 2013

Ducati: Proudly destroying promising MotoGP careers since 2003

Well, it’s now confirmed that Ducati is dumping Nicky Hayden from the MotoGP team for 2014. All Nicky Hayden ever did in his five years with Ducati was continue to flash his wide smile under his ever-present Ducati logo hat while the company he rode for cemented its position as the slowest of the factory […]

Cruelty, thy name is IBR

So you ride for days on end, catching three hours of sleep here, another few hours there, fearing the mental fog that can cause you to leave your personal rally towel hanging on a roadside marker 400 miles behind you, rendering your efforts moot. You’re lashed by Midwest thunderstorms and baked by Southwest deserts, teased […]

The 2013 Iron Butt Rally: They’re off

Under a light but steady drizzle, 96 competitors (six of them riding two-up) streamed out of the parking lot of a Marriott hotel north of Pittsburgh this morning to begin the unique odyssey of the 2013 Iron Butt Rally. Over the next 11 days, they’ll criss-cross the continent in search of bonus points while still […]