American Flat Track: Can the King Keep His Crown?

Briar Bauman is seeking his third consecutive championship in American Flat Track’s top class, SuperTwins. The reigning Grand Champion has seen great success since joining the factory-backed effort from Indian Motorcycles in 2019. Unseating the then champion Jared Mees, whose team is also backed by the factory Indian effort. Entering the race weekend at Sacramento, […]

Honda CRF250L Rally: small displacement, big fun!

The adventure market has been exploding over the last few years with the popularity of “go-anywhere” machines skyrocketing. I doubt you haven’t noticed the amount of lifestyle content centered around Overlanding, #vanlife, or moto-adventuring. Prior to 2015, I can’t recall seeing a single “not all who wander are lost” tattoo once in my life. It […]

American Flat Track: My day on the dust

Flat track racing is nothing new in America, in fact, the sport is one of our country’s oldest motorsports. However, I’m willing to bet most Americans, even those who are motorcycle enthusiasts, aren’t familiar with the sport. American Flat Track (AFT) invited me and a few other journalists out to experience AFT for ourselves. We […]

Scenes from an Italian motorcycle shop

Sandwiched between a computer repair shop and an estate sale office is an unassuming tricolor building. What’s left of the sign belays the wonderful contents that hide inside this corrugated treasure chest. Moto Guzzi Classics is one of the few places in Southern California where one can go to service their old Guzzis. Mark Etheridge […]

2020 Will be a good year for motorcycles

The third weekend of November is my favorite weekend of the year. Every year on November 22nd Progressive kicks of the International Motorcycle Show (IMS) in Long Beach, California. Or as I like to call it “Motorcycle Christmas”. This event is a chance for riders to get together and not only check out the latest […]

PECLA’s Morning Shift 11/2: A car show in G(T) minor

The Porsche Experience Center hosts their Morning Shift car meet on the first Saturday of every month. While the PEC is putting on the event month to month the show is open to all makes, and enthusiasts are encouraged to bring out whatever they want to show off.  The theme for the November show was […]

Road Trip Stories: No Experience Necessary

Road trips are an American institution. Our networks of highways, lack of cheap long distance travel, and history of V8 powered land yachts created the perfect environment for travel by car. These days the land yachts may be going the way of the dinosaurs which power them, replaced by more fuel efficient, and smaller cars. […]