We had no idea that Snoopy/Joe Motocross would strike such a chord with people, but we've had loads of great feedback. One of my favourite responses is from Bob Metz, in Minnesota. It's been a while. After seeing Snoopy I just had to send a pic. Shortly after stuffing my 750 Triumph Trackmaster through the fence my daughter colored this picture! It was 1978. It has hung on the wall of my shop since. Until later, John Metz Sideburn 27 includes a feature written by Russ Gater of clothing brand TSPTR. Russ discusses the impact of the Peanuts on the morale of US troops in Vietnam, on equal rights for women and on the popularisation of motocross and minibike racing across the US. It's fascinating. Read Harley R in the Isle of Man, loved the feature and wrote this... Thanks Guys, that really was a great read! I found the Charlie Brown/ Joe Motocross piece particularly interesting as Peanuts was an integral part of my formative years and its increasing political awareness mirrored my own first steps into the big, bad world. I was too young to appreciate all the Vietnam/ WW1 parallels (living in the wrong country probably didn’t help) but those increasingly cynical/ surreal cartoons, and my parents’ increasing dislike for what had once been a “fun” daily strip, made a huge impact on me. Nearly fifty years later I can still remember every word from those comics – I just have to see the first frame and my memory fills in the rest. Thanks again. Harley See for yourself what all the fuss is about BUY SIDEBURN 27. G

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If you're going to pedal 330 miles through the Taklaman Desert, known by the locals as the Desert of Death, without stopping for more than a pee and the odd snack, on a single speed, you might as well do it in a Dirt Quake T-shirt, right? Cheers Guy.

Free post on Dirt Quake shirts. Limited sizes. While stocks last. Get yours HERE.

We have a couple left in kids sizes too.

Watch the 3-part Our Guy in China on 4OD (if you're in the UK)

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Sideburn’s editor, Gary Inman, interviewed Michael Lock, the CEO of American Flat Track, about his plans for fixing pro flat track. The interview lasted nearly 90 minutes, and was way too long to fit in Sideburn 27, but what was left over was too good to leave on the shelf, so we decided to publish the full thing on the website - find it in STORIES. It will be of interest to anyone with a love of, or investment in, flat track.

There is the opportunity to leave a comment below. We're looking forward to hearing what you think.

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