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Yard Sale: Black and Blue Enduro

November 16, 2014 // 36 Comments

By Anna Svagzdys The morning of my first enduro is looking about as promising as one could hope. I didn’t fall asleep on my bike while waiting to go through tech (a real risk, as I had just gotten a grand total of one hour of sleep), it isn’t raining, and after a last-minute carb re-jet, my bike is running well in the chilly October air. Paperwork completed, my boyfriend Greg and I get changed and book it down the road to the start. While we wait for our minute to come up, Greg looks over [Read More...]

What’s Your End of the World Bike?

November 16, 2014 // 96,806 Comments

By Kevin Novello I met an interesting fellow while on a stay in Maryland a few weeks back. He was a site supervisor that I got know fairly well one afternoon while waiting for equipment to be delivered. It turns out that he is part of a “preparedness movement”, which means he is preparing to deal with various world ending scenarios. In his back seat was something called “get home bag” that was filled with various survival supplies intended to help get him home in case a world [Read More...]

Behind the Scenes at Mike Lafferty’s Last Professional Race

November 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Story and Photos by Kevin Novello Mike Lafferty is sitting along the makeshift stage used for his 20 year Tribute Dinner signing autographs for fans as the NEPG crew cleans up around him. The line of fans is long but Mike’s unwavering smile makes everyone understand that he appreciates what he has. A few minutes earlier he sat atop the stage with the friends and riders that helped define his career and shared stories as 200 fans looked on. It also turned into something of a roast, which [Read More...]

The Peaks and Valleys of Red Bull Romaniacs

October 31, 2014 // 18,031 Comments

The Peaks and Valleys of Red Bull Ramaniacs By Kevin Novello As exciting and satisfying as Day 1 turned out to be, Day 2 was destined not to disappoint. After finishing Day 1, I made my way back to the pits in Sibiu and had the TCP X Power support crew install a new Goldentyre GT216 90/90-21 front tire and a GT216X 140-80/18 out back. I then had them change the gearing from 13/51 to 13/52. The extra tooth on the back sprocket would prove invaluable as the Red Bull Romaniacs (RBR) crew would [Read More...]
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