Whether it’s a backflip, a front flip or even just a standard superman, we tip our hat to any of the brave souls who are willing to risk life and limb by riding freestyle motocross. Becoming disconnected from your machine in mid air is every FMX rider’s greatest fear, and this poor guy missed his grab holds and suffered the consequences of a serious FMX fail (#fridayfail). Hopefully he walked away from it.
For whatever reason, the Mannequin Challenge has been taking over the Internet lately. We’ve seen challenges in offices, classrooms, gyms and even bathrooms, but this is dirt bike mannequin challenge is the best one we’ve seen yet. Check it out.
With Father’s Day just around the corner this weekend, we pulled together a list of 10 different items the off-roading father would appreciate. Check out our list below (and feel free to comment with other great suggestions).
Tire Pressure Gauge
Showing dad you care doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune. Every vehicle should have a decent tire pressure gauge. Airing up and airing down is a regular part of the off-road experience, and the air pressure gauge on air compressors or at the gas station can sometimes be drastically off the mark. There are a number of different options that you can pick up from your local auto parts store, such as this Dual Head Gauge from Slime offered at AutoZone.
The afternoon started out well for both Red Bull KTM’s Blazusiak as well as Factory FMF/KTM rider Mike Brown. Blazusiak turned the fastest time in the qualifying hot laps while Brown was 2nd fastest. The quick times gave each rider first gate pick in their respective heats later in the evening.
Brown was up first in the second Pro heat. He jumped off the line to a 3rd place start. Unfortunately, he suffered a crash in the matrix early on which cost him a few positions. He was able to recover and finish in 3rd place but was one shy spot of qualifying and had to regroup to return for the semi race.
Corona, CA – The 2012 AMA/Husqvarna National Dual-Sport Series presented by FMF continues into August with five events in five different states. From the technical forest single-track of Washington to the historic trails of the Buffalo 500 in Indiana, the August calendar has something for everyone.
The Front Range Riders get things underway in Colorado with the Moose Run Dual Sport Rally this coming weekend. Two days of trails featuring A-, B- and C-level options will give riders the chance to experience the North Park riding area of Colorado. Back east, the Bear Creek Sportsmen will take to the Catskills in the Hancock National Dual Sport in New York. Finishing off the month’s events, the Great Lakes Dual Sporters give riders a chance to experience Michigan’s best motorcycle-only single-track with Ted’s Chandler Hill Challenge.
The AMA/Husqvarna National Dual-Sport events each feature between 100-200 miles of the best riding in the area. Bikes must be street legal in order to qualify, and every Husqvarna rider who submits a photo of themselves on their TE at the event is eligible to receive a free T-shirt from Husqvarna Motorcycles North America.
The ride will start in Moab on April 27th. Be prepared for three days of riding and group camping on the Colorado River.
If that’s not enough, Moab’s Classic Car Show also falls on this same weekend.
Either one is enough to plan your yearly vacation for, let alone the two combined. If you’re looking for a hotel room rather than camping, make reservations as quickly as possible.
Stewart takes a tour of his home compound in Haines City, Florida, and he talks about his AMA Supercross season up until his win in Daytona.
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Thirty-two amateur and professional motocross riders known as “The Brotherhood” battle 1500 miles of unforgiving terrain from the US border to the tip of Baja. The “Brothers” are a mixed bag of dirt bike legends, Baja veterans, off-road racers and Rip “fresh fish.”
Go along for the ride with Rip Founder and Host, Cameron Steele, 11-Time Baja 1000 Champ, Johnny Campbell, Supercross Champion Jeremy McGrath, X-Games medalist, Jeff “Ox&” Kargola, Off-Road star, Casey Currie, Long Distance Jump record holder, Trigger Gumm, and a motley crew of racers, desert rats and newbies. The Rip is not a race… it’s a battle of attrition, a test of will.
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Mark your calendars for the upcoming Team Green Ride day at Pala Raceway in Pala, Calif., on Monday, December 19, 2011. The event hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your Kawasaki KX™ and ride for free on three different tracks. Come by vendor row to check out the latest products from Team Green sponsors and grab a free Monster Energy drink. Plus, the first 200 Kawasaki bikes that enter will receive a free liter of Maxima oil and a Pro Filter air filter.
– Riders of all skill levels welcome. Three fully-prepped tracks including the national track, vet track, and the mini-bike track. Open practice on the national and vet tracks from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
– Beginner dirt bike school will be available for riders 12 and older on the mini-bike track. Limited availability. First come, first serve basis. Contact email@example.com to reserve your spot.
– Kawasaki Team Green technicians will provide maintenance seminars.
– Take a podium shot with Ryan Villopoto’s championship 2012 KX™450F, his trophies, and the Monster Energy girls.
– Kawasaki pro riders will make appearances to sign autographs.
– Kawasaki 2012 KX™450F and KX™250F demo rides available. Limited availability, riders must be 18 years of age or older.
– Test-drive the all-new 2012 Teryx4®. Limited availability, riders must be 18 years of age or older.
FREE admission with a KAWASAKI bike.
$20 donation to Road 2 Recovery for any other bike.
All Military with ID FREE with any bike.
Free admission for all spectators.
No Membership required.
For a free lunch RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org before December 15th.
Corona, CA – At the Ironman GNCC in Crawfordsville, Indiana, the newest member of the Fred Andrews Racing (FAR) Husqvarna team – Andrew Delong – recorded a podium finish in the XC2 class. Meanwhile, Jason Thomas continued to forge ahead, this time racing to a sixth-place finish despite a broken hand!
FAR Husqvarna has added Delong to the team for the remainder of the 2012 season. The 21-year-old National Enduro regular only had two days on the bike before the Ironman GNCC, and still managed to pilot his TXC250 to a third-place finish.
Despite getting off to a “bad start,” Delong made his way into third place by the end of the opening lap. He was pushing for more throughout the race but still ended up in a strong third place for the day.
Jason Thomas injured his hand on Tuesday while out testing with Andrew. The X-rays revealed a broken bone, but nonetheless, Thomas announced that he was racing – broken hand and all. Luck was still not on his side as he had a terrible first lap which left him struggling to overcome a time deficit for the rest of the race.
“The track was the best one this year and I pushed hard today, but I’m so mad,” Thomas lamented. “I was climbing one of the big hills and a spectator was sitting on the hill with a cooler. I had to change my line into a tree not to hit her! I lost so much time on lap one. That cost me for the day. My hand was hurting but I can handle pain.”
“I am so proud of Andrew and Jason today,” Fred Andrews said. “Jason always gives me 110% – he raced with a broken hand! Andrew rode awesome today and FAR Husqvarna is excited to add him to the team.”
Thomas managed to finish in sixth – within seconds of fifth-place. The next – and final – stop on the GNCC circuit is Loretta Lynn Ranch, where the FAR Husqvarna team will be racing on both Friday the 4th and Sunday the 6th of November. Thomas now sits third in the XC2 standings, one point out of second, but with two rounds remaining in the championship, anything can happen!