Aerostich debuts Women’s gear

January 10, 2013

Aerostich recently debuted women’s versions of their most popular gear.

  • Women’s Roadcrafter One-Piece Suit
  • Women’s Roadcrafter Two-Piece Jacket
  • Women’s Roadcrafter Two-Piece Pants

They come in four women’s sizes – 8, 10, 12 and 14. Of course, like the rest of their gear, its made right here in Minnesota.  Check out the link above to purchase.


International Six Days of Enduro DVD

January 9, 2013

Need something to keep occupied during this winter?  Duke has released its DVD of the 2012 International Six Days Enduro.  If your not familiar with this event the ISDE took place in Saxony, Germany, and was the 87th year.  It is sometimes called the “Olympics of Motorcycling.”

To order the DVD, click here.


Minnesota Adventure Riders discussion board closes. Email List opens!

January 8, 2013

Some time ago we decided to create a online discussion board for folks interested in talking about DS and ADV riding in Minnesota.  That system was used very minimally.  I believe this was mostly because we are all so busy these days that remembering to visit another website to see if there was anything new, was just too much to ask.  So instead we are trying out a mailing list instead.  The mailing list works just like Google Groups or Yahoo Groups. Send an email to the list address and everyone on the list gets the message.

Everyone who was signed up for the old discussion board has been migrated to the new system.  If you want to sign up just fill out the info on our contact form.  You also no longer need to provide an AMA membership number to join the list.  Just a name and email.

Thanks everyone.


Dakar 2013 update: Stage 3

January 7, 2013

Here are the U.S. riders overall ranking….

Caselli – 19th overall, and 5th in today’s race!
Muggleton – Withdrawn (16 riders so far have dropped out)
Campbell – 146th overall, and 38th today.

Despress (France/KTM) is #1 overall and Lopez (Chile/KTM) is #2 (but was the fastest today).

Today’s Car/Bike summary:

A little more media from Red Bull on preparing for the 2013 Dakar.


Polaris of MN promises to revive Indian

January 6, 2013

Forbes had a nice article recently on Polaris and their effort to revive the Indian brand with all new models this year.  Here is a snippet:

“The new Indian is being engineered from scratch, with new frames and new engines, as well as a handful of classic Indian styling cues, such as the war bonnet, the valanced fender and the engine’s exposed push rods. “Think of how Chevrolet took the ’68 Camaro and brought it forward to 2010 when it was relaunched,” said Steve Menneto, vice president of motorcycles at Polaris. “It was a modern car, with all the technology, electronics and quality, without losing the brand heritage.””

Its too bad they are actually made in Iowa, but I look forward to see how this Minnesota company innovates this legendary brand.


International Motorcycle Show next weekend!

January 5, 2013

https://www.motorcycleshows.com/minneapolis

It’s that time of year again.  Come out of hibernation and start thinking about riding in 2013 at the IMS.  Even though the main website lists Lois Pryce as speaking on Saturday, Lois has emailed me and let me know she will NOT be attending.  Too bad!

Full hours and schedule are below.

Friday 3:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday 9:30am-8:00pm
Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm

Schedule———————

Friday:

5:00pm SHOCKING! The Motorcycle Suspension Workshop w/ Lenny Albin of Ohlins USA
5:30pm XDL Street Jam
6:00pm Advanced Riding Techniques w/ Jason Pridmore
6:30pm Long Distance Riding – How to be brave and bold w/ Twisted Throttle
7:00pm XDL Street Jam
Saturday
10:30am Origins – The First Techniques to Riding Motorcyles w/ Zalusky Advanced Riding School
11:30am Advanced Riding Techniques w/ Jason Pridmore
11:00am XDL Street Jam
12:00pm Long Distance Riding – How to be brave and bold w/ Twisted Throttle
1:00pm Jason Pridmore Autographs at Pit Stop
1:00pm It’s All About Traction – Motorcycle Tires Explained w/ Dunlop
1:30pm Motorcycle Engine Mechanics and Modifications w/ S&S Cycle
2:00pm XDL Street Jam
2:30pm SHOCKING! The Motorcycle Suspension Workshop w/ Lenny Albin of Ohlins USA
3:00pm Slide it Supermoto Style – Supermoto Riding Techniques w/ Zalusky Advanced Riding School
3:30pm International Adventure Riding – Lois on the Loose!
4:00pm XDL Street Jam
4:30pm Advanced Riding Techniques w/ Jason Pridmore
5:00pm Long Distance Riding – How to be brave and bold w/ Twisted Throttle
5:30pm SHOCKING! The Motorcycle Suspension Workshop w/ Lenny Albin of Ohlins USA
Sunday
11:00am XDL Street Jam
11:30am Advanced Riding Techniques w/ Jason Pridmore
12:00pm Long Distance Riding – How to be brave and bold w/ Twisted Throttle
12:30pm SHOCKING! The Motorcycle Suspension Workshop w/ Lenny Albin of Ohlins USA
1:00pm XDL Street Jam
1:30pm It’s All About Traction – Motorcycle Tires Explained w/ Dunlop
2:30pm Motorcycle Engine Mechanics and Modifications w/ S&S Cycle
3:00pm XDL Street Jam
3:30pm J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Competition Awards Ceremony

Status of Helmet Law introduced in State Legislature

January 4, 2013

Last Spring a new helmet law was introduced into the State legislature that would make it illegal to ride without a helmet if you don’t have proper insurance.

ABATE as a nice write up .  I personally have mixed feelings about this.  Making someone else pay because you are choosing to ride without ATGATT is not cool.  However, I don’t like the government continuing to invade our personal decisions either.

Anyone heard of the status on this?  I believe it went into committee, but that was quite a while ago.  Sound off in the comments if you know any details or want to weigh in on the subject.


2013 Dakar starts in two days!

January 3, 2013

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Its that time of year again. We will try to keep you updated on stats right here. Two riders from the USA this year will compete; the legendary Johnny Campbell (41 yrs old) will make his return to the Dakar after a long absence and also Kevin Muggleton (46 yrs old).  Johnny will be riding for Honda (of course) on a Honda Rally CRF450 and Kevin will be riding for Redverz on a Honda CRF450 Dakar X. 

Kevin’s facebook page is here, with LOTS of photos.  Johnny’s is here.

You can watch the Dakar on NBC Sports Network at 1 AM or 1:30 CST each night. Can’t wait?  Watch the preview videos below.

Here is the schedule and route map:

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Minnesota I-Cycle Derby on WCCO

January 3, 2013

If you missed it WCCO evening news did a nice spot on the I-Cycle derby this last week. Quite a few Dual Sports and Adventure bikes shown.  Looks like a fun time. Clink the link for a video and article.