Sideburn 43 lands next week, so finally I've made the time to write the background story to the cover shoot for the current issue - Sideburn 42. The idea for the shoot came about when I googled the name of a village we photographed our tribute to the 100-year-old Harley-Davidson piglet photo (read the story of that photoshoot here). Photos of a nearby abandoned church came up on the internet search. It was abandoned and looked incredible, too good not to use at some point. Th
Latest post from Pacific Northwest correspondent, Todd Marella, again, with a thread of The Clash running through it. . More aptly, Portland’s burning. But, with boredom…? Sure, there’s a touch of boredom that comes with isolation and staying indoors for the remainder of summer, but Portland burns with much more than that. Anxiety, disappointment, disillusion, anger, sadness, uncertainty, distrust… These come to mind. Not to mention, Portland proper, is quite literally surrou
Scott Brelsford shared this photo with us today. He's racing the Erv Kanemoto Champion-framed Kawasaki H2R 750 two-stroke. The bike he's racing against is a far more famous 750 two-stroke, and I'm pretty sure it's at Indy (UPDATE: It's not, its the main at San Jose). We interviewed Scott about the triple he raced and have a blueprint feature, drawn by Mick Ofield, of the Kawasaki in Sideburn 42. Brelsford shares what it was like racing the big two-stroke before Kenny Roberts'
I never thought of myself as much of a 'practice' rider. Time is tight, lots to do: family, work (self-employment work-life balance/imbalance), so I make time for the races, but not always the practices. 2020 has been different. There have been no races, so I've craved the practices. At the couple of practice days I've attended I've had a bit of time to talk to people I don't always get time to speak with either because we're busy racing, or racing on different days, or pitte