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Your first Track Day. How to show up like a regular.

Written by Lee Heaver with contributions by the Track Heads Group; Mike, Brandon Knutson, Kim Gill, Dean Drolet. Any motorcycle and rider is welcome to a track day. You do not need to be a 'great rider' to go to a track day. Great riders are made at track days. If the...

Know your motorcycle stats to stay safe, what a Trauma Surgeon sees with motorcycles, and a request to paramedics.

We all understand riding comes with risks. We also have no shortage of people telling us how risky motorcycle riding is. Here are the latest stats to keep in mind. We can't eliminate all the risks, but we can reduce our exposure to them. That can be as simple as...

Q&A: Dean Drolet, master rider of Vtwins and most eager new rider there ever was. His road to the top.

Dean Drolet #42 76,000kms in his first two years of riding Mulitple trophy winner. Full list at the bottom of the page What are you excited about coming into the 2017 riding season? I am actually excited to get out and do more touring this year. I want to take a step...

Q&A: Spero’s road to winning races and training riders. What worked for him?

Spero Benias WMRC #57 WMRC New Racer School InstructorWMRC Semi-Private Training InstructorPitt Meadows Track Day Riding CoachJason Pridmore's STAR School Instructor Accomplishments, sponsors and more pictures are at the bottom. Spero is a well...

The finest California trip I’ve ever done. My gift to you.

I live in Vancouver BC and have been riding for 12 years now. During that time I have logged 150,000kms and good portion of that is in California. Most of it is in the United States. For good reason, the roads are incredible. This trip was similar to previous ones....

KTM RC 390 – The first 500kms. Initial experience.

Two weeks ago I managed to get my hands on a KTM RC 390. It came in to replace the Yamaha R3. I was really excited about this motorcycle as I love small cc sport bikes. It is a sector that all the big brands are growing into. They are well under $10,000 and some below...
Becoming a SUPER rider at American Supercamp

Becoming a SUPER rider at American Supercamp

I am a firm believer in continuing education in all aspects. Especially motorcycle riding. I attended American Supercamp/Roadrace Factory and it was a life altering, two wheeled experience! American Supercamp calls itself a motorcycle technique school. It is operated...

Moregon – What does central Oregon have to offer?

Moregon – What does central Oregon have to offer?

Central Oregon has a lot of to offer for sport touring motorcycles. The wide open spaces, long sweeping turns, the lack of traffic, and the open desert make for very memorable rides. Oregon is one of the most amazing states to ride in and not very many people know...

2400kms of California Bliss. Redding to Palm Springs.

2400kms of California Bliss. Redding to Palm Springs.

Since I started 1st Gear I knew my motorcycling trips would become a challenge, especially a California Motorcycle Trip. Getting away was proving to be difficult. It is best to plan ahead so you can prepare for such trips but this trip was special. It was not planned...

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