THE WEEKLY FEED, MAY 27, 2015

 

NATIONAL PICS THAT WON’T MAKE THE MAG

Glen Helen’s National is in the books and considering it was mid-may and usually over 100 degrees, rains earlier in the week and good cloud cover kept the track perfect and the weather on the cool side. Here’s a bevy of outtakes from the Wolf’s Nikon and Brian Sheffer’s arsenal of high dollar equipment.

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Adam Cianciarulo locked bars on the start with Alix Martin. This made for a tough moto for the Pro Circuit star.

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This is the first of many…”I’ve got to adjust something on my head, my bars or my outfit while traveling through the air on a horrendously huge jump”. Marvelous Marvin over the finish line during practice.
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J Mart over the monster Red Bull leap
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Joey Savatgy is clearly irritated with his helmets alignment.
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A Mart caught in middle of figuring out what to touch or adjust.
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Goggle adjustment over a rhythm section whoops. Really?
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Some weirdo playing at the Racer X cover cutout. We think we saw his photo on a police report.
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In N Out made an appearance for the Glen Helen Holeshot VIP ticket holders.

 

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FMF’s Little D preps for the 2-stroke race in which his company sponsored the highly touted race.
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Fast House racer Sean Collier dominated the 2-stroke event on a very sano two decade old KX500.
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Ricky Johnson going over tactics with Blake Baggett following practice.
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The Goose, whistling while he works.
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Eli’s pop, the infamous Johnny T.

 

 

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Davey Coombs, the main man behind the outdoor MX championships
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The lad is surely going to make his parents proud.
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FMF’s tribute to moto was painted with history.

 

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The fans loved the weather and the racing, though this group was nearly ousted for bad behavior.
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Man we just love huge ruts leading up a huge gap finish line double. Justin Jones is at the wheel.

 

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How about Musquin’s heal clicker one hander. At this point the only thing holding him to his bike is his throttle hand. And this is after winning a 30 minute plus 2 lap race on a brutal track.

 

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There were more than a few racers who didn’t appreciate the ‘enduro sections’ of the track.

 

 

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HOT PRODUCTS FOR THE FEED

PRO CIRCUIT MECHANIX GLOVES

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Pro Circuit has teamed up with Mechanix Wear to create our new Team Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Vent Glove to give your hands the protection and ventilation you need when the heat is on. A fully perforated synthetic palm combined with a breathable mesh back-of-hand allows air to circulate throughout the entire glove on those sauna-like summer workdays. Strategically placed micro fleece on the thumb panel serves as a convenient place to wipe the sweat falling from your brow.

 

KTM POWERWEAR

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KTM has announced their latest collaboration with Troy Lee Designs, the limited edition KTM/TLD Cosmic Camo MX gear. It is available beginning June 15 and visit www.ktmusa.com for more info.

 

TCX BOOTS

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Protection and performance are never more important than when in the dirt. The demands of motocross and enduro riding combined with the rugged elements of off-road mean that your feet need the best support. TCX’s sharp focus on boots brings years of expertise together with modern technology and premium materials for the ultimate in off-road footwear. The PRO 2.1 highlights the Off Road Collection as the pinnacle of TCX Off Road Technology. The X-MUD offers ideal value to beginner and hobby off-road riders while the COMP KID brings TCX quality to small-sized feet.

www.ridetcxboots.com

 

RIDE ENGINEERING HOLESHOT DEVICE

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Ride Engineering, the industry leader in high quality racing accessories, introduces a revolutionary new Double Button Holeshot Device. This device allows racers to select 2 settings depending on the type of starting pad. This holeshot has two launching heights, one for a concrete start and one for loamy dirt. The lower, or more aggressive setting, is for dirt starts. This setting allows the front end of the bike to be very low reducing the tendency to wheelie so the rider can be more aggressive with the throttle. The higher setting is engineered for concrete and helps keep the bike going straight when less traction is available. Comes with detailed installation instructions incorporating Rider’s weight and starting position. Additionally, the Ride unit uses three fasteners instead of two for a more secure installation.

$109.95.

www.ride-engineering.com

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WHAT’S THAT ON YOUR HEAD?

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Several top pro riders including Ryan Dungey and Marvin Musquin have what appear to be a very flat looking helmet mounted camera. Not so says the folks from LITPro, It’s actually a motion tracking device that uses HD-GPS and motion tracking technology to deliver a detailed and informative view of every lap you ride via the LITPro MX App. See where you are fast or slow, consistent or inconsistent. Analyze every gate drop, turn, and jump. It tests G-loads on jumps, tracks heart rate, speeds into jumps, or corners- just about every facet of your riding.

LITPro will be available to the public in early June via https://www.litproapp.com.

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RYAN DUNGEY SIGNS WITH MOBIUS TECHNOLOGIES

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Mobius Technologies is excited to announce the signing of Ryan Dungey, KTM/Red Bull Factory Team member. With three AMA Supercross Championships and three AMA Motocross Championships under his belt, Ryan joined Mobius seeking the most protective knee braces on the market so he could safely continue his successful career. Ryan stated, “Not only are the X8 knee braces comfortable, fit great and stay in place, but they are a whole new approach to knee protection that I can actually feel working. Feeling secure when I am wearing them racing or practicing is important to me.” “We are proud that Ryan has chosen to wear our X8 knee braces which further confirms our belief in the technology we have developed.” stated Scott Watanabe, CEO of Mobius Technologies.

At the core of the X8 is the CCRS (continuous cable routing system). The CCRS externally reinforces all of the cruciate ligaments. When the leg is in flexion, _the CCRS cable is designed to progressively tighten as well, preventing rotation and bending.

 

https://www.mobiusbraces.com

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Kurt Caselli Foundation Apparel

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A portion of the profits from this product line will be donated as we continue to promote rider safety.

 

The Hoodie and all of the Tees in this Collection have the Kurt Caselli Foundation Logo and Mission Statement, “Protecting and Supporting the Lives of Off-Road Riders” screen printed on the back… Along with the KTM Logo and Kurt Caselli Signature on the Sleeve.

 

Get your’s today!

[email protected]

(866) WMR-RACE

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DICKS RACING DO-IT-ALL KTM

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A full blown dual sport rager

The KTM 500EXC is the King of dual sport bikes. To prove how versatile it really is, Dicks Racing developed 4 different versions, a quad sport that included Full Moto, Off-Road Racing, Dual Sport and Supermoto/Street versions. There is a core group of parts common to all versions that includes:

Dicks Racing Aluminum Shock Spring Adjuster / IMS Oversize Tank / Renthal Bars / GPR Underbar Steering Damper / FMF Megabomb Exhaust System /AME Bolt-on Grips / Acerbis White Plastic /Attack Custom Graphics / Fastway Footpegs / STR Fork Bleeders, Brake Pedal Tip, Clutch Guard / Dirt Tricks Chain & Sprockets / TM Designs Chain Guide Kit / JD Fuel Tuner / Thunder Products Quad Flow Torque Wing / SAR map switch / Moto Hose radiator hoses / Nihilo front fender mount kit.

Each version has specific parts targeted for maximum performance in the different disciplines.

Look for a full test in DB in the near future.

www.dicksracing.com

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Street legal Super Moto
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Here’s the full moto version

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BLAST FROM THE PAST

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Bay Area Bultaco’s Mark Cook navigates the world famous Hopetown Mudhole circa 1973.

Photos courtesy of Mark Kiel.

 

THE ROBBY BELL REPORT

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WORCS round six | May 24, 2015 | Cedar City, Utah

 

Here’s a knocked down look at the Bell Report, Robby’s first person view of the WORCS event held in Cedar City, Utah.

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The sting of crashing multiple times at Sand Hollow while either holding or battling for the lead- along with some lingering soreness- was still fresh in my memory as I lined up for the pro race at the sixth round of the WORCS series in Cedar City, Utah. I wanted to get back to winning ways and I felt the terrain at Cedar City would give me the perfect platform to do so as the somewhat fast and flowing course suited my skill set. Mother nature also has her say in the conditions as periodic rains throughout the weekend left the dirt with a practically perfect amount of moisture, aside from a few slimy spots on the motocross courses.

 

I wanted to get out front early, not have to deal with roost from other bikes through any of the muddier spots, and focused on tracking perfectly off of the cement-starting pad. As the gate dropped, I remained calm with the throttle, practically rolling off the line, and was nearly level with Travis Coy and Gary Sutherlin as we raced down the start straight for the holeshot. Gary had a slightly better drive than the two of us and took control of the first corner as Travis, who was to my inside, broke just later than I did and took second spot.

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Through a fast and flowing section of course I was able to close the distance and began to apply some pressure as I looked for an opportunity to make the pass. As the course widened down a third-gear straightaway, Gary swung wide to the right in an effort to round the following left-handed corner and I took the invitation to run it in deep down the inside. I pulled along side Gary just as we started to apply the brakes and tried my best to force him to check up slightly, as I knew he would square me up upon exiting the corner, but I wasn’t able to force him to slow enough and he accelerated back by to maintain the lead.

 

I was getting frustrated, and impatient, as I was tired of eating roost, and not long after my failed attempt at overtaking the lead, the course turned onto a narrow, somewhat rocky, fourth-gear straightaway. We were nearly side-by-side as our lines merged, but unfortunately for me I was just a wheel-length behind and Gary had control of the main line. I should have backed out of it here, shown some restraint and mounted a charge again later, but I wanted the lead so badly I just held the throttle on, unconcerned about the approaching rocks and trees in my line. I finally realized the brashness of my decision, but it was well too late and I clipped two softball-sized rocks that sent me tumbling to the ground.

 

I remounted my bike, firstly fearing that my reckless decision may have imparted unsalvageable damage upon my bike, but once I felt that my machine was still straight and fully functional, I felt a swell of determination: I couldn’t let this be my story today, I was going to come back and win.

 

I continued to close the distance on Gary, pulling right up to the back of him as we left the motocross course on lap seven, and a few corners into the off road section I began to look for a way by. The course turned up a small hill, into a tight right-handed U-turn before heading back down into a left-handed ninety-degree turn and I was right behind Gary as we rolled through the right-hander. I hit the berm just behind Gary and was able to accelerate past him as I squared back up to his left side, controlling the following straightaway. I knew Gary was going to fight back so I rode a little ragged as I pushed through the following corners in an effort to keep the lead, and a few straightaways later I felt that I had opened up the slightest gap.

 

I was able to maintain the gap and achieve my goal of getting back on the top step of the box in the WORCS series as I crossed the checkered flag to take the win. I’d like to thank everyone who helps and supports me: Precision Concepts, MSR, Shoei, Sidi, Spy, EVS, USWE, Focus apparel, FMF, BRP, RAD custom graphics, GoPro, A’ME grips, IWC motorsports, ATP mechanix, Northland motorsports, Rekluse, CryoHeat, the MotoXerciser, my mechanic Phil, my wife Katie (professional goggle holder), my dad, John for helping in the pits, all of the team supporters and thank you to my fans for the continued support.

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Robby Bell

www.robbybellracing.com

 

 

PHOTO VAULT

The Superbikers, 1982. Incredible racing featuring the who’s who of dirt bikes, from moto to flat track.

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Team Honda’s Danny Chandler and Steve Wise battle it out in Carlsbad.

 

With all the attention we’ve paid to stateside racing, it’s easy to forget that the Euros are in the middle of a truly epic season of GP racing. In the MX1 class, Tony Cairoli is gradually making up lost ground to Max Nagl. In the MX2 class, overwhelming favorite Jeff Herlings finds himself losing ground to Valentin Guillod. It’s the best season Over There in years, even while Ryan Villopoto is sitting things out on his broken tailbone.

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Desalle, Clement 2-2
Febvre, Romain 7-1
Bobryshev, Evgeny 4-4
Nagl, Maximilian 3-5

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Guillod, Valentin 2-1
Herlings, Jeffrey 1-2
Tixier, Jordi 5-3
Jonass, Pauls 4-4
Anstie, Max 3-6

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casellifreaksmallRemember these guys? This was the KTM murderer’s row for the 2012 Baja 1000. At the insistence of Kurt Caselli and with financial backing from Dean Potts of Bonanza Plumbing, KTM put together one of the all-time great teams for racing in Mexico. They were (as if we have to tell you), Ivan Ramirez, Kurt Caselli, Quinn Cody and Mike Brown. That Baja 1000 victory wasn’t to be, but man, what a team. And because we can’t resist the opportunity to run almost any picture of Kurt, here’s a B-roll shot from the same era.

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Remember DG? In recent years, the company has concentrated mostly on vintage two-stroke pipes and ATV parts. Now, they’re getting up to date with a new line of slip-on exhaust systems. The V2 is a ball burnished aluminum silencer with applications for most Japanese dual-sport bikes. What caught our attention was the price. Virtually all models sell for $249.99. DG already has many bikes covered going all the way back to 1985. Give them a look; www.dgperformance.com.

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THE WOLF- BACK IN THE DAY

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Twebb’s buddy Charles Halcomb pointing out a severe case of nose goo on Wolf’s beak following a tough Casey Folk’s Best in the Desert event.

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