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MY HERO'S
  “And the band played Waltzing Matilda  As they carried me down the gangway.  And I looked at the place, where me legs use to be;  No more waltzin’ Matilda for me…”  The Pogues, Rum, Sodomy & the Lash cir. 1972. About ten years ago I was sitting in front of the tube, watching a m...(more)
MIKE'S LAST RIDE
  Mike Simeon was once my best friend, best dirt bike buddy, and one hell of a rider. Mike was the type of guy who'd give you the shirt off his back. If you broke down far from home, a call to Mike would have him there with his roll-a-way, under your car fixing things pronto. At midnight. Once my ...(more)
The MOTIVE 70CC WHEELCHAIR
  For some of us, a spinal cord injury has taken away our ability to walk, and without extreme modifications, our ability to ride a motorcycle. After the major trauma of a spinal cord injury, riding a motorcycle is usually not very high on the list of things to shoot for, and soon the idea’s for...(more)
MY FIRST MOTORCYCLE
  In 1971 I was thirteen years old, and after suffering the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune on mini-bikes, I resigned myself to the fact that I would probably be riding my mini-bike until retirement age.  I was ahead of the game though, as I had saved up around one hundred and fifty dolla...(more)
HAS SUPER HUNKY GONE NUTS?
  I got a call from our Super Editor, Super Hunky, AKA Rick Sieman. Rick called and said, hey! Check out the latest picture for the home page, an old 1970-1971 400 Husky in Baja somehwhere... So I said, sure, let me check it out...and I hit on the website, sure enough there's a picture of an old ...(more)
THE AJS
Albert J. Stevens & Co. Ltd, of Wolverhampton, England was founded in 1909 to produce motorcycles. In 1909 AJS built a motorcycle that utilized a JAP V Twin 1000cc motor, leading link front forks and a swing arm rear suspension. The first “real” AJS that used an AJS produced motor came out in 19...(more)
The PENTON MUD LARK
  [fr. mud + lark]1) archaic  an urchin who grubs for a living along the tide flats of the English Thames2) someone who scavenges in river mud for items of value (riverside equivalent of a beachcomber) Penton, that manufacturer of race-winning enduro and MX machinery, in 1973 came out with perha...(more)
THE SIMSON
                                   THE SIMSON Simson was yet another German motorcycle manufacturer handed over to the Soviet Union as war reparations at the end of WWII. Although the 250cc model looks like a carbon copy of a fifties era 250 BMW, you have to wond...(more)
THE CARABELA
  Back in the early nineteen seventies, the dirt bike craze had reached epic proportions, and every manufacturer of wheeled vehicles across the globe wanted in on the game. Companies that produced gurneys for ambulances, shock absorber for cars, industrial taco carts, even wheeled shopping basket ...(more)
THE NEW AMERICANS
  Since my wife Amparo is from Brazil, watching the World Cup is a mandatory event here at our house. So around eleven this morning, we flipped the tube to the Mexican TV station that had the World Cup on. After about thirty minutes of Bud Light commercials, the camera panned to a group of y...(more)
NRA CUTS DEAL WITH PELOSI, REID TO LIMIT FREE SPEECH
  Yes, the once mighty National Rifle Association, that defender of the Constitution and all things 2nd Amendment just caved in to Nancy Pelosi and her liberal minions, by supporting a “limit” to 1st Amendment free speech rules, due to the specter of the “other” political party running the...(more)