You think you're getting your fill of motorcycle brain nourishment, but really, you're just rubbing amphetamine sulphate into your gums. The social media 'speed' suppresses your appetite for proper knowledge, and therefore it's robbing you of what you really need, a healthy balanced diet.
You're whizzing your tits off on curated photos of good looking folks farting around on custom bikes, interesting old snaps with no back story, influencers telling you how good their free stuff is and delicious examples of everything you desire. However, you are learning sweet F. A.
But it's ok, because while the social media explosion has inspired/depressed/made feel inadequate/enriched (delete as applicable) pan-generational swathes of smartphone users, Sideburn has diligently, quietly been continuing to contact, then interview, write up, edit and illustrate detailed How Tos with the help some of the biggest and best in our corner of the motorcycle world.
We call these How Tos, GET SCHOOLED and we've been publishing them since issue 21. Each has been illustrated by Ryan Quickfall. These are the subjects so far and the expert who advised us...
21 Get the Holeshot with Johnny Lewis
22 How to Crash with David Aldana
23 Draft to Victory with Bryan Smith
24 Short Track badassery with Briar Bauman
25 Body English with Chris Carr
26 Win from the front with Brandon Robinson
27 Win as a one-man band with Alan Birtwistle
28 Make the most with the least with Jeffrey Carver
29 Promote your own race with Randy Kremlacek
30 Use your brake to go faster with Johnny Lewis
31 Make the most of a back row start Cory Texter
32 Win a hooligan title with Andy DiBrino
33 Start racing with Todd Marella
34 Build Your Own Flat Track with George Pickering
35 Spanner like a pro with Brent Armbruster
36 Work the outlaw race circuit with Oliver Brindley
37 Make your race event rule with Jeremy Prach
Go to sideburn.bigcartel.com to order the current or back issues (bear in mind some have sold out). Or go buy the SIDEBURN DIGITAL ISSUU