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Legendary Motocross Bikes: Championship-Winning Factory Works Motorcycles
Here are the bikes that have carried their riders to championships--described by the riders who steered their bikes to victory. In twenty profiles, riders tell readers what it was like to ride a winning bike, how special features put it ahead of the competition, and what memorable moments happened along the way. Each profile, illustrated with action photography from the bike's glory days as well as present-day images, offers a detailed technical analysis of the engine/transmission, frame, suspension, brakes, and other features that made the bike special. Rich with detailed photography and one-of-a-kind anecdotes, this is an irresistible celebration of the spirit, the grit, and the gear that made motocross what it is today.
The original wooden deck of Bilston Viaduct, then 106 years old, was removed and replaced with reinforced concrete during the bridge renovation project which was completed in 1999.
The bollards are good, but to the north the wild ground of the former Burghlee Colliery is motocross bike heaven, and unfortunately the riders also think it's fun to blaze back and forth over the bridge and along the cycle/foot path to Loanhead and Roslin.
White balance here was set to Nikon's 'cloudy' but it completely overcompensated with reds, and lacking the control of Photoshop, the best I could do afterwards was desaturate it a little and nudge the 'warmth' slider in Apple Preview towards the blue end.
Wall of Fame
Oct 13-14 went out to Columbus for the weekend to check out some flat track motocycle racing. Stopped in at the AMA Hall of Fame museum. The museum is dedicated to showing the history or motocycle sports, i.e. motocross, flat track, hill climb and supercross. Most of these sports deal in dirt most of the bikes are dirt bikes. Reminded me of a few years ago when I went to the Guggenheim's motorcyle exhibit. Only some of these bike are all natural from private collections, some of them still had the dust on them from their last race.
Off-road motorcycling is on the rise. Sales are up, motocross gates are filling with riders, and new manufacturers are dotting the motocross landscape, with Cannondale being the most notable of a group that also includes expensive, exotic bikes by Gas Gas, Vertemati, and TM. In addition, the new four-strokes are making waves among the sports participants, and the X Games are bringing the sport even further into the mainstream. The first book available on the subject includes; awesome mix of fresh and archival photography; and the author is the editor of VMX, the premier magazine for vintage motocross fans. This is an inspiring tribute to a long-time American favorite that continues to elevate in popularity and exposure.
Motorcross racing pits man and machine against a jump-filled twisting dirt race course and 10 to 40 other riders. The first one to the checkered flag wins. In recent years, interest in the history of motorcross has led restorers, collectors, and enthusiasts to resuscitate motorcross racing machines back to their original condition.
In Motorcross Racers, 30 significant examples of restored race bikes are profiled with stunning color photography and detailed information about the machine’s race pedigree and historical significance.
Author Ray Ryan, editor of VMX magazine and one of the world’s vintage motorcross experts, collected photographs of perfectly restored historic motorcross models. The book includes:
• Rickman Metisse • 1969 Hodaka Super Rat • 1975 Husky Mikkola Replica • Twin-port CZs of the 1960s • 1973 Honda CR250 • 1981 Maico MC490 • Brad Lackey’s 1978 Honda RC450 • Mike Bell’s 1980 Yamaha OW40 • Johnny O’Mara’s 1980 Mugen 125W1 • Jeff Ward’s 1985 SR250 and 1992 KX250
With lavish photography of rare machines and in-depth information from an expert on the subject, Motocross Racers is a unique look at one of American’s fastest-growing motorsports.