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Sprint Enduro Follow Up: 5 Minutes with John Day

September 25, 2014 // 53,100 Comments

Story by Kevin Novello Photos by Art Pepin How did the first Sprint Enduro go? It went awesome! And in a lot of different ways. Everyone that tried it seemed to love it, whether they were a motocrosser, Hare Scrambler, Enduro rider or J Day regular. People left saying that they wanted to do more. I honestly didn’t know what to expect. I didn’t know how a die-hard enduro rider or MX’er would like it, but the feedback was great. It was also a lot less hectic and chaotic, which [Read More...]

NETRA Hard Knox Hare Scramble

September 22, 2014 // 57,235 Comments

Johnny Girroir pulled double duty this weekend and took the overall win at the NETRA Hard Knox Hare  Scramble after racing the J Day Sprint Enduro the day before. September 21, 2014 NETRA Hare Scramble Series, Round 13, Hard Knox Hare Scramble, Blandford, MA. Story by Kevin Novello Photos by Art Pepin The ski slopes of the Blandford ski area in Blandford, Massachusetts were home to round 13 of the NETRA Hare Scramble Series, hosted by the Knox Trail Riders.   This is a popular venue, as the [Read More...]

J Day Off Road Sprint Enduro

September 21, 2014 // 48,653 Comments

Kyle Hangos took the win at the inaugural J Day Mohawk Sprint Enduro. J Day Off Road Series, Mohawk Sprint Enduro, Lanesborough, Massachusetts. Story by Kevin Novello, Photos by Art Pepin Sprint Enduro has finally come to the U.S., courtesy of the always innovative J Day Off Road Series. Its debut was made just a few miles from another “first” in U.S. off road racing history; the first ever International Six Days Trials (the 48th ISDT and former version of today’s ISDE) [Read More...]

2014 Beta 250 RR

September 11, 2014 // 10,869 Comments

It finally happened.  A Beta two stroke made its way to the east coast.  Scott at Motoconnection out of Saint Albans, Vermont is one a handful of Beta dealers in the northeast and was able to acquire one.  He was then kind enough to let us spend some time with it.  The Beta rarely makes a showing in the east coast, in fact, there will be more Big Foot sightings along the east coast than Beta sightings.  Why is that?  It isn’t that Beta is disdainful of the east coast, it’s [Read More...]

Riding Tips: How to Ride the Rocks!

September 11, 2014 // 59,212 Comments

I have always been of the opinion that dirt bike riding is more art than science. That being said, proper technique for riding the rocks can be broken down in to a three part equation.   The proper approach for dealing with rock gardens is often counterintuitive: keep your speed up and attack.  But before you grab a gear and attack, you need to have your bike properly set up.   Take your suspension for example: run it too stiff and you will deflect all over and place and increase your [Read More...]
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