Track Day Riding – Is It For You? Part Two in a Four Part Series

Part II So the decision has been made. I am now going to buy a bike, get a set of leathers, road race boots, a fresh full face helmet and take myself to a track day at the nearest road course, Carolina Motorsports Park here we come! At EDM we have a weakness for buying rough bikes and restoring them to their former glory, or making them into purpose built…

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Track Day Riding – Is It For You? Part One in a Four Part Series

In the 80’s I was a teenager listening to new wave music and surfing twice a day. When I wasn’t in the water one of things I liked to do was watch Grand Prix motorcycle racing on TV. America dominated GP racing in those days with guys like Wayne Rainey, Eddie Lawson, Kevin Schwantz, and Freddie Spencer. As they went from circuit to circuit to the most amazing road courses…

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Adventure Touring in Namibia

By Neale Bayly. Photos by Neale Bayly and Jon Beck As the late afternoon sun painted the low-slung eastern mountains with brilliant, golden-light, while sliding toward the muscular escarpment rising out of the Namibian desert to the right, my internal metronome finally came to rest in this moment. Muscles, ligaments, and bones were now arranged in the right order, making standing on the footpegs of my F800GS over the rough…

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Off Road Training With BMW

by Neale Bayly. Additional photos by Blair Young. My heart is working overtime, but my thoughts are clear and my head calm as I slide back over the rear wheel. With some light pressure on the front brake, and my foot hovering over the rear, I execute a slow and measured descent under the watchful eye of Ross McKinney, our lead instructor for the day. With his ever-present smile enlarging…

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