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Sep 23rd 2019, 09:04 PM   #16
 
  Sep 2019
  GARDNERVILLE

Ya, all the good mags are gone. I've been with RoadRacingWorld since its start.

At least my gun mags are still cranking 'em out.
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Sep 23rd 2019, 09:10 PM   #17
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  Sep 2019
  Portlandia

  MV Agusta F3 800
Roadracing World is great.

So is Fast Bikes Magazine. I like their mottos: "More deathstyle than lifestyle" and "We not only live and breathe bikes, we kill and eat them too".
Sep 23rd 2019, 09:45 PM   #18
 
  Aug 2019
  Seattle

  2014 BMW F800GT
I get Rider Magazine, but often don't read much of it. How many articles do we see that are a "First Ride", or "First Look" article on a bike we buy, which is nothing more than a list of features from a manufacturer's press release?

I'd love to see a comparison of the Yamaha Tracer GT, the BMW R1250RS and some others of that size. But they aren't the biggest largest motorcycle each of them produce. And it isn't a cruiser bike. So I pick up a magazine and go "ho, hum".

Chris
Sep 24th 2019, 01:01 AM   #19
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  Sep 2019
  Portlandia

  MV Agusta F3 800
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Originally Posted by TerryH
At least my gun mags are still cranking 'em out.
Yes, but as an actual cop who has been places and done things, I gotta say that Massad Ayoob is a tremendous D-bag. Over 1,000 of his articles have been published, portraying him as some kind of law-enforcement authority, but he has NEVER drawn a single paycheck as a police officer. What he REALLY is, is a journalist who managed to get a position as an unpaid reserve officer for a police department in a tiny little city of less than 3,000 people. He may talk a mean story, but he doesn't know $hit.
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Sep 24th 2019, 11:37 AM   #20
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  Apr 2016
  Molalla

  2007 Aprilia Tuono Factory, 2010 Honda VFR 1200f DCT
Kind of ironical to me in that there are many of us who lament the loss of our favorite reading monthlies. And yet, disappear they do. How can this be? So many of us love to have a "rag" in our grubby, dirty little hands, but do so little to support said rags? Is it just me? It's like railing against a politician, but admitting that you don't vote. Lame.

I recently visited MotoCorsa the other day to look and drool over the used bikes..and guess who greeted me whilst staring at a '15 MultiStrada? Anyone? Anyone? None other than Brian Catterson. Google him. If you're over the age of 40 and loved the rags from 10, 15, 20 years ago, you'll know who I'm talking about. That guy is amazing. To be the proverbial fly on the wall on some of his exploits. I don't think there's anything that guy hasn't done on a bike. I also regrettably tossed some of my old mags that he wrote in and edited, much to my chagrin, I shoulda kept em, i'd take em in and get an autograph..
Sep 24th 2019, 03:04 PM   #21
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

Quote:
Originally Posted by MV Man
Yes, but as an actual cop who has been places and done things, I gotta say that Massad Ayoob is a tremendous D-bag. Over 1,000 of his articles have been published, portraying him as some kind of law-enforcement authority, but he has NEVER drawn a single paycheck as a police officer. What he REALLY is, is a journalist who managed to get a position as an unpaid reserve officer for a police department in a tiny little city of less than 3,000 people. He may talk a mean story, but he doesn't know $hit.
But how do you REALLY feel?
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Sep 24th 2019, 03:45 PM   #22
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  Sep 2019
  Portlandia

  MV Agusta F3 800
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But how do you REALLY feel?
I was trying to be delicate...
Sep 30th 2019, 05:21 PM   #23
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  Sep 2019
  Ruston

Bummer deal. I remember when Cycle Guide, then Cycle all bit the dust. Then there was Racer X, that didn't last too long.

I had subscriptions to all of those rags including Cycle News since they published the results of the local club races in the N.W....a small claim to fame..."look dude, I'm in Cycle News"

Good 'ol Nick Iesnatch wrote an article about one of the up and coming street legal super bikes about to hit the local shops. I can't remember the bike or the article, but the parting note is worth mentioning as my old race tuner and I still use this analogy:

"Riding this bike on the street at street legal speeds is like taking a prostitute to dinner.
It seems pleasant enough, but it's not what you two got together for"
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Oct 1st 2019, 04:16 AM   #24
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  Jan 2016
  Moses Lake, WA

  2013 Kawasaki Concours C-14, 2005 ZX-10R Kawasaki (Nekkid), '99 Yamaha TW-200
Good analogy, and why I affectionately refer to my '05 ZX-10 as Dirty Whore.
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Oct 2nd 2019, 02:07 PM   #25
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  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
My favorite quote from a bike test was from John Burns in Cycle World writing about the new Yamaha V-max in 1985:

"I saw Jesus so many times that I started using him as a brake marker!"
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Oct 2nd 2019, 07:17 PM   #26
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  Sep 2019
  Ruston

Quote:
Originally Posted by PeteN95
My favorite quote from a bike test was from John Burns in Cycle World writing about the new Yamaha V-max in 1985:

"I saw Jesus so many times that I started using him as a brake marker!"
LOL, I remember that!!!!!! That was also the year I was dubbed "expert" but I was in no way an expert. My first two races were the last two in October of '85.

'86 was when they implemented the novice class for the first time and they wouldn't let me go though it because of the last two races I ran.....the club said I was an expert...…..I was the biggest rookie there ever was but I learned fast.

Hell in '87 I became pro-eligible and attended my first invitational only GSX-R cup final that was held in Riverside CA. I pitted in the garage next to...wait for it...Dave Sadowski (who?) and across from the fat man of road racing himself, Scott Gray and his rival Ian Pero.

Any of those names ring a bell? Chuck Graves was crying to me because he got aced out...I told him, "oh well, sucks to be slow like you" lol...and superstar Doug Polen was there. Heck, Terry Vance of Vance and Hines himself called me out of line by name and installed my free full V & H exhaust system on my '86 GSX-R750.

Even Scott Russel was there as an up and coming novice, who I smoked in practice....yeah, years later when he was a superstar with Muzzy Kawi, he came to Portland and wiped up the track around me Ahhhhh such fond memories
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Oct 3rd 2019, 09:23 AM   #27
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  Jan 2016
  here

  there
Geoff, you ever know Michael Mason? Yall talk about some of the same people which leads me to believe you may have run in similar circles back then.
Oct 3rd 2019, 01:11 PM   #28
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  Sep 2019
  Ruston

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Geoff, you ever know Michael Mason? Yall talk about some of the same people which leads me to believe you may have run in similar circles back then.
I know Michael, he's worked on my latter race bikes when he was working for Rick at SB Motorsports. I love Mike but I haven't seen him in a few years, not since he was working with Greg.

Do you know how he's doing?
Oct 3rd 2019, 01:56 PM   #29
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  Jan 2016
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  there
Quote:
Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC
I know Michael, he's worked on my latter race bikes when he was working for Rick at SB Motorsports. I love Mike but I haven't seen him in a few years, not since he was working with Greg.

Do you know how he's doing?
He's doing pretty good. He's working at Optimum Performance Motorsports in Kirkland and also with Optimum Performance Rider Training which is a track day organization. I'll poke him this way to pop on the forums.
Oct 3rd 2019, 08:14 PM   #30
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  Sep 2019
  Ruston

Quote:
Originally Posted by jared p
He's doing pretty good. He's working at Optimum Performance Motorsports in Kirkland and also with Optimum Performance Rider Training which is a track day organization. I'll poke him this way to pop on the forums.
I appreciate that. He had mentioned once that he was interested in doing track days. I would be honored to be an instructor for Mike....if he'd have me
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