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Classic Triumph nears end of "Iron Butt"

Dan Aspel, 30 June 2011 12:57

A classic 1969 Triumph Trident T150 – ridden by a British rider – is nearing the end of the gruelling American "Iron Butt" rally. Covering 11,000 miles in 11 days, the route travels through 48 US states starting in Washington and ending in California. British triple-cylinder enthusiast John Young is currently on day 8 of the ride, and is reportedly ...

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Riding Skills: Stunting. In Reverse.

Dan Aspel, 30 June 2011 12:39

Lithuanian stunt rider Virginijus Zukauskas has either: 1. Managed to bend time and physics to his will Or 2. Put his stunt video in reverse Either way, this clip makes some freaky viewing.

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Retro riding skills: “adult, impulsive and brash”

Dan Aspel, 03 June 2011 15:14

Get ready to learn some retro riding skills, Aussie style. This road safety video from the Commonwealth Film Unit was made in 1959. It shows a bunch of “too-cool-for-school” bike-mad kids getting a lesson in bike safety, track riding and essential maintenance. Motorcycles, film-making and social values may have come a hell of a long way in the past 52 ...

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Erzberg Rodeo 2011

Dan Aspel, 26 May 2011 16:58

Where better to test your riding skills that the Erzberg Rodeo? Dubbed “the toughest race in the world” by feverishly insistent organisers, the Austrian off-road event is based on and around the Erzberg “Ore Mountain” (1533m). Mined since the 12th century it once produced more than 800,000 tonnes of iron ore per year. Nowadays the “Iron Road” and “Iron Mountain” ...

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Riding Morocco with Mick Extance

Dan Aspel, 25 May 2011 15:20

Five-time Dakar Rally finisher Mick Extance has announced dates for four off-road "adventure experiences" to Morocco at the end of this year and the start of 2012. The 'Mick Extance Honda Off-Road Experience' will be running two ten-day and two eight-day expeditions into the Atlas mountains, the surrounding valleys and around the Atlantic coast. Included in the trips are airport ...

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Mongolia by Ural

Dan Aspel, 25 May 2011 15:02

Andy Lander Stow, 58, from Devon is heading to Mongolia on a heavily modified Ural Cross 750. The heavily modified machine boasts a winch, reinforced auxiliary fuel tanks and a high-capacity alternator from a Toyota Hilux. His destination? An enormous equine statue near the Gorkhi Terelj national park and the city of Ulaanbaatar, the Mongolian capital. He was in touch with MCN ...

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How to ride your bike backwards

Dan Aspel, 19 May 2011 16:44

Perspective is everything in life. Falling into familiar habits and patterns can make life seem so drab and repetitious. Consult the pop-psychology books of Edward De Bono, the "Self Help" shelf of your local bookshop, or even the horoscope section of your daily rag and one precept will consistently shine through: change is good. Variety is the spice of life... ...

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How to… protect your garage with a pet lion

Dan Aspel, 08 April 2011 16:00

Fed up of bike thieves preying on your garage? This solution from Mexico could be the most ingenious response to bike theft yet. The story goes that, tired of having his garage raided for equipment, a mechanic across the Atlantic convinced the neighbourhood that he had a Mexican Lion protecting his premises. A few locals caught site of the beast ...

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MCN Live!: Your thoughts

Dan Aspel, 07 April 2011 11:16

MCN Live! rocked Skegness this weekend and drew more than 3000 riders to one of biking's biggest parties.   The festival of music, stunts and fancy dress featured appearances from James Toseland & Crash, Wishbone Ash and - of course - the Bennetts Babes. Hundreds of bikers took part in Saturday's rideout to Tattershall Lakes too.   But what were your ...

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Nick Sanders' endurance riding tips

Dan Aspel, 04 April 2011 16:29

Professional moto-hobo Nick Sanders will soon embark on a finalm, insane adventure - riding from the tip of Alaska to the toe of South America, and back again. It's a crazy trip you'll be able to read all about in MCN soon. But if you ever wondered how he does it and whether you could, here's his top 10 suggestions.By ...

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