THE WEEKLY FEED: DONNIE HANSEN BITD • TOUGHEST EURO HARD ENDURO EVER?

BLAST FROM THE PAST

California Moto Sports Maico mounted Donnie Hansen at Indian Dunes Shadow Glen circa 1977. Billy Payne owned CMS and had a bevy of excellent racers on his team. Donnie signed with Honda after racing Can-Am’s for Kolbe Cycles and went on to dominate the motocross planet being on the winning Des Nations team in 1981 and two titles in 1982 with an Outdoor MX Title, and Supercross Championship. Thanks to Mark Kiel for the stellar photo!

 

SOCIAL DISTORTION

VIDEO JUKEBOX

Extreme Peyratoise — Formerly the Gilles Lalay classic

Wade Young won the 2023 Extreme Peyratoise, besting Antoine Basset and Mario Roman in a tough race which saw just eleven official finishers. The brutal event maintains the tradition of the Gilles Lalay, with  4am starts, frozen grassy tests, treacherous climbs and a finish around 8pm in the frozen dark.

Onboard video highlights and the results from the “MaxiTrail” adventure motorcycle race at the 2023 Bassella Race 1 where Pol Tarres took victory ahead of the French enduro legend Antoine Meo.

 

SHOT OF THE WEEK

Colton Haaker captured by Ryan McCasland during Day 1 action at the King of the Motos. A day one crash and some mechanicals on day two slowed Colton down a bit. He finished fifth overall.

 

GEAR BAG

SLAVENS RACING: TIME TO REBUILD YOUR TOP END

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BULLET PROOF DESIGNS KTM/HQV PRO FOOTPEGS

The BPD Pro Foot Pegs give a performance advantage over the competition. They allow you to lean back on the bike and feel in control while also providing extra support.  BPD’s Pro Pegs are designed from 7075 billet aluminum, then anodized and laser etched logo. All BPD Foot Pegs come with spare footbed pins and stainless-steel peg springs.

Price: $180.00

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Thick rear rotor for 2023 KTM / Husqvarna Motorcycle / GASGAS 65. Made from proprietary High Carbon Stainless Steel, heat treated, and precision ground for unmatched durability and stopping power. Reduces fade, more positive feel, and dissipates heat better than stock. Uses stock bolts and mount.

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WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

The year, 1982. The machine, Maico’s new Alpha 250 motocrosser. The place: Indian Dunes, Shadow Glen course. Feedback, the machine gained serious weight when making the transition from dual shocks, to a single shock system. Handling still remained a strength, the power was soft especially when compared to the cutting edge motocrossers coming out of Japan. The bottom line: heavy and slow is never a positive for a 250 MXer, it was not a favorite of the night staff.

 

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