Brandon Ward is an AMA National Supermoto Pro rider, currently sitting in second place for points. I was fortunate to be able to get a minute of his time in his busy schedule to answer some questions for you guys about his racing career and his new venture BW Racing, which has some very ambitious goals for the 2015 season and looks to be a great push in the right direction for the sport of supermoto. Continue reading
Round 5 is in the books after this past weekend at Blue Diamond MX Park in New Castle, Delaware. This event had one of the coolest backdrops of any track I’ve been to. The pits were set in what seemed to be an abandoned amusement park with guys pitting in between rundown rides and a mini golf course that looked like it hadnt seen any mini golfers in years. It was a very cool place to hold a SM race.The FIM National Supermoto crew (formerly Supermoto East Coast) put on a fantastic event with different activities for spectators and kids. I will also say that this past weekend demonstrated perhaps some of the best racing the series has seen so fat, this year.
It’s not every day that you get permission to ride, let alone race, as gorgeous of a bike as Chris Kemp’s KTM 350. This bike is simply one of his many gorgeous KTM’s that have had the full HMC treatment, and it’s the one he so kindly let me ride during June’s Lightning on the Wolf race at USAIR in Shawana, Wisconsin. As some of you may have heard, my bike faced some electrical issues and went down during practice that Friday. Chris was kind enough to let me ride the spare KTM he brought with him, and it lead to easily one of the most fun weekends I’ve had on a bike in a long time. Continue reading
As some of you may have heard Supermoto East Coast will continue as the FIM North American Supermoto Championship. Jay Kliger and Marco Pedde of FIM-NA SM (SMEC) have worked extremely hard to put together a top level Supermoto Series and have thus far succeeded. They are now associated with the surrounding sanctioning bodies; the American Motorcycle Association (AMA),Canadian Motorcycle Association (CMA), Supermoto Quebec and Supermoto Ontario. Continue reading
This is not about a break down of various intervals on the track although that is important. Reminder this is about fitness to help you on the track so this covers interval training and specifically running. Continue reading
One random Sunday at work I happened to meet Greg Fox of FOX Racing. Being somewhat awestruck, I asked if he wouldn’t mind if I could ask some questions about FOX and its history, what he remembers from growing up with a family business that is still a family business and has more than survived the changing ways people do business. FOX has created an identity in motorsports, biking and its gear defines a culture. It isn’t every day you get to meet one of the guys who helped contribute to the gear some of us know and love. Continue reading
So we’ve all talked about different ways to get in shape, different ways to train up and even different ways to get started. The biggest changes happen in the first two weeks while our bodies adapt to the new stuff we’re doing. Our bodies go into a mode where they are challenged and then it finds a way to deal with the new work. As was talked about the previous week, we saw that doing the same repetitive motion can cause quite a few issues to our bodies, mainly injuries. Since that was already covered, let’s move to “periodization.” Continue reading