Posts tagged “Motocross

THE EXPERIENCE OF RIDING A MOTOCROSS TRACK

Today I was watching the High Point motocross race on DVR and a company called GoPro ran a commercial for their HD Hero Camera. It’s a helmet cam and the quality seems pretty good. Below is the video that the commercial was taken from… check it out. The video quality is good but the experience of riding a motocross track is even better! I may have to do a review on this camera soon.

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2010 ARENACROSS TOUR

Last night I made my way to Murfreesboro, TN. which is just south of Nashville to check out the 3rd round of the 2010 Arenacross Tour. Over 400 amateur and pro riders competed and the action was non-stop for over three hours. It was a great time! Here’s a couple snapshots and a video of the festivities.

CLICK HERE to find out when Arenacross Tour will be in your town.


WILL YOU BE WATCHING? I CAN’T WAIT!

My new Cycle World came in the mail today and one of the first things that grabbed my attention was this full-spread ad from Yamaha. That’s my man James Stewart on the right… contemplating a 2010 Supercross Championship!

As far as I’m concerned… January is only good for one thing and that’s the kickoff of the AMA Supercross season… and tomorrow night is the night. Anaheim, California will be rockin’ with the best off-road riders in the world and if you have SPEED channel you can see all the exciting action LIVE beginning at 9:00PM (Central). Will you be watching? I CAN’T WAIT!


INDOOR MOTOCROSS

Some of you may remember a RANT I posted back on January 24th about the indoor motocross event I attended in Shelbyville, Tennessee. That night I didn’t get a lot of pictures but I did shoot a little video with the point-and-shoot. Thought I would put a 30 second clip together for you to check out.

BTW… anybody been watching Supercross this season? My fav rider James Stewart is dominating… having won every race but the first one, where he crashed out. The dude is awesome to say the least. There are still a few weeks to go in the season so check it out on SPEED channel… good stuff!


YOUTUBE vs VIMEO

Please watch both of the identical videos below and tell me which looks better to you… YouTube or Vimeo. You can email me or use the comment link at the bottom of this post.


ASHLEY FIOLEK INSPIRES ME

blog012009Photo courtesy of Transworld Motocross.

Supercross season is in full swing now and after three weeks of competition there have been some interesting developments. That’s not what this RANT is about… but Supercross does indirectly inspire it. You see, this time of year I read a lot about off road riding and I came across a story not long ago that is worth bringing to my little spotlight.

Most people aren’t aware that there is a Women’s Motocross Association. Yes, girls can race dirt bikes too… and they are darn good at it! But one of these pro racers stands out to me. Not so much for her many accomplishments on the track… but more for the inspiration her life is.

Ashley Fiolek started riding when she was 7 years old. In 2004 she won the 9-13 class on her 85cc Honda at Loretta Lynn’s… the most prestigious amateur event in the nation… and by the time she was 17, she had earned the 2008 WMA Pro National Championship. But all of these accomplishments are magnified when you find out that Ashley is profoundly deaf. Imagine racing at a pro level without being able to hear your bike… relying purely on feel. It is an amazing and completely inspirational story. In life so many times we are prone to say “I can’t” but obviously Ashley has not let her circumstances dictate what she can and can’t do. I applaud her and now consider myself a HUGE Ashley Fiolek fan! Check the video below from RedBull… and you can visit Ashley’s website by CLICKING HERE.