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March 13, 2019

I ended the 2018 DTRA season with a concussion and a bent Wood Rotax. The bike's rear disc looked like a beer bottle top on the floor of a bar. The brake pedal was so mangled out of shape I couldn't even remember what it was suppos...

January 6, 2019

'You drove yourself here from Salem?' This was the first of many questions from the nurse on duty at Good Samaritan Hospital ER, in Portland after I told them my most recent flat track tale. It was about 11:30 PM on the first Satur...

December 6, 2018

From John Harrison, 'You need to watch this race. This is non-flat track dirt oval racing at it's most exciting.'

May 8, 2018

I had seen this recent Texas Half-Mile crash on Instagram, but couldn't find a version I could post on the blog until I looked again today. It's worth posting for those who limit their social media intake to just the Sideburn blog....

March 12, 2018

Some people refer to Mile flat track racing as a 100mph chess match, because it involves some strategy. This is both over- and underestimating the sport. 

The Case for Overestimating

Ok, there's a five rider freight train crossing th...

February 24, 2018

Going back in time a bit, in anticipation of the local motorcycle show for builders and fans here in Portland, affectionately know as “The One,” I am focused on the races, which are an added bonus to the weekend’s festivities of bi...

January 9, 2018

The Dakar Rally is underway and, with now satellite or cable TV, I'm catching up via Red Bull's own Dakar Daily. The highlights program is light on action and heavy on 'features' presented by two a couple of typical presentery-type...

August 9, 2017

Great sequence caught by James Cox (who shot our Heading South for Winter film) at DirtQuake VI.

Notes and observations

1. That second rider is wearing a Hedon Heroine DirtQuake edition helmet

2. The first rider in the fence is cust...

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