March 24, 2016 @ 12:57 am
Dave Moss recently back from a stint in Australia and New Zealand will expose myths about tire dating, storage and the next progression in tyres.
February 17, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
In this interview, Ricky really bears his soul and speaks candidly about his rise and fall from stardom and the pit falls of not being a balanced person in a world of instant gratification. That was the reason for his creating truperformancefitness.com a holistic approach to training.
February 9, 2016 @ 11:09 pm
Tom Niemela, is the Land-Use Coordinator/Associate Editor/Webmaster/Dualsport Points Director/Trail-Crew Director for OMRA an organization that has been around since 1972 and is the statewide sanctioning body for off-road motorcycle events for the state of Oregon. It is a member-run club, whose main purpose is to unite responsible trail riders, racers and dualsport riders who wish to promote, preserve and protect enjoyable off-road recreation while, at the same time, emphasizing FUN!
Tom talks to me about his background as a racer of the Baja series and how he qualified for the ISDE, and how he created one of the biggest motorcycle events in the PNW The Black Dog Dualsport as well and bring a dualsport event to Southern Oregon.
January 22, 2016 @ 12:54 am
In the last 3 years I've talked to close to 100 Racers, Team Owner and Race Legends. Over my career in radio I’ve talked to rock stars and Heads of State. But not one has impressed me as much as this interview with JD Beach. We all know how hard it is to be successful in this sport but to be successful as he is in such a short time, well, that just shows me how much courage and confidence JD has in himself and in his abilities.
Imagine if you can; leaving home at 16, with your parents permission, to become a professional road racer. Listen to this amazing story as we talk about Red Bull Rookies Cup, living with Casey Stoner and giving back to the sport that he loves with all his heart.
December 30, 2015 @ 12:48 am
I was reading some changes for the 2016 season, some questions came to mind and so I jotted them down and started to research how these 5 questions will play out.
1) Will the feud between Vale and Jorge end.
If you look back, Rossi’ reason for leaving was blamed on the team’s decision to give both riders equal treatment; no rider would get “special” consideration. (BSN 9th OCTOBER 2014)
Was ego, Rossi’ downfall? Did he underestimate Lorenzo’s ability? Did he think he could convince Ducati to make engineering changed that Stoner couldn’t?
Last year’s Yamaha pit saw one garage with, what at times, looked like 2 separate teams. There was no love lost between the two and with what transpired in the last 3 races of last season, I can’t honestly believe it’s going to be better.
2) Will this feud affect the team?
Yes. It was widely reported that Yamaha's boss Lin Jarvis, did not take kindly to JL99's belligerent mood. If we’ve learned one thing from world champions, it’s, they cannot lose. Whether its World Championships or checkers, having 2 type “A” personalities in the pits, with no respect for each, other is going to, at some point, explode.
Now add MM into the mix. Apparently, Honda's Emilio Alzamora has admitted that Marquez blames Rossi for him losing any chances to win the 2015 crown and is holding a bitter grudge on the Italian. (AUTOEVOLUTION 27TH OCTOBER 2015)
3) Will the change in tyres and ECU's make a level playing field?
Michelin returns as official tyre after a seven-year hiatus,
replacing Bridgestone as the championship's control supplier. Both Yamaha and
Honda have said that the tyre does not suit the bikes, more exactly, that the
front tyre cannot handle the push, traction, aggressiveness of the rear.
In middle 2015 Michelin Motorsport director Pascal Couasnon told Autosport he was not surprised some leading riders were struggling to adapt to the French tyres characteristics after so long on Bridgestone’s. “We have to realize what we are asking of the riders is extremely difficult," he said.
And then there’s resurfacing at Malaysia's Sepang International Circuit. The track will be closed for almost three months early next year, as track resurfacing and general upgrades are performed. Remember how Phillip Island tore up the tires after it was resurfaced.
Now for ECU’s; 2016 will be the first year of “Spec” software. All teams were invited to help develop the software along with Dorna, not being involved in the development risks the software not working with a team’s machines. Here’s a breakdown of rules (crash.net)
3 World Champs all call the new electronics a step back in time (crash.net), so it’s no surprise that both Yamaha and Honda have detected bugs in the Magnetti Marelli software. This won Honda and Yamaha to temporarily freeze on using the new software (sportrider.com).
Rider and Coach Ken Hill of Rickdiculous Racing says” With the new spec tires and spec ECU for 2016, there could be few hidden dynamic changes 1) Basic rider fundamental styles will be more of a factor. Until the tires are developed to a higher level, I believe we'll see a bit less lean angle as well as less time at lean angle than the Bridgestone’s. 2) The team will initially play a bigger role in developing the tire changes and ECU electronics. 3) Basic brand idiosyncrasies will be a bigger deal.”
4) Will Suzuki be able to mix it up with the big 2
Aleix Espargarò and Maverick Viñales ended in eighth and 11th positions in the MotoGP season Finale in Valencia and 11th and 12th positions in 2015 overall standings. Not bad for the teams return to the Premiere class.
At the Teams last private test day Viñuales, Takuya Tsuda and Nobuatsu Aoki rode the new Michelin tyres and unified software, which will be introduced from 2016 to all MotoGP teams, AND also the long-awaited seamless gearbox that equipped both the test machine and Viñales’ Factory GSX-RR. Together with many improvements in set-up configuration and electronics, the three riders carried out intensive work and left the test very satisfied with the progress. (Suzuki-racing,com). The open test day on the 11th of Nov saw the Suzuki team in the top 4 times (Motogp.com). I like Maverick Vinalas’ chances for a podium in 2016!
5) Can Rossi win another title?
Jorge Lorenzo thinks 2015 was Rossi’ last chance (motosports.com)
Rossi who is back with Yamaha in 2016 believes he has a chance. (Autosports.com)
Yamaha believes he is creditable for 2016
Rossi’s biggest and maybe fiercest rival, Max Biaggi, has said he deserved to win the 2015 seasons MotoGP World Championship. Will he believe in 2016? (gpxtra.com)
I called a few friends and asked their opinion
Michael Aron owner of racefuelz; “Rossi can win another title, but I think it's going to come two years from now, especially when Lorenzo is on a Ducati”
Brian Bartlow Feel Like a Pro Dirt “Rossi doesn't know how NOT to win championships”
Geoff May “Of course he can. But unfortunately lots of things have to line up. If the Yamaha proves to be one of the best bikes on the grid I think he'll have an honest shot.”
Rider and Coach Ken Hill of Rickdiculous Racing “Rossi's experience in development, his team’s ability to listen and change for him and Rossi himself being able to change style-wise, gives him a huge advantage. So the long answer is; the potential for Rossi to be fighting for another championship is there. The first 4 races of the year will certainly be telling in that regard.”
Jeff Hasseltine creator of the Moto Envy Bike Show ” I'm 47 and I would like to think that I could win another title, so yes if he takes the high fast road and uses his Rossiness to stay focused.”
Berto Wooldridge President of AFM "He can totally win cause it's not youth, but drive and he's got plenty of that. Combine that with his experience and it's a lock (so I hope)!"
6) My predictions for 2016 MotoGp
This will be one of the most watched seasons, just because people want to see how the whole Rossi/ Jorge/MM thing plays out. And while I have never been a Dani Pedrosa fan, his 2015 riding was masterful, giving me a new respect for his ability to possibly win a World Championship and creating another scenario of possible outcomes. However it ends up, I believe it’s gonna be a great year for MotoGp.Share | Comments
December 1, 2015 @ 11:28 am
For the 3rd year we will be hosting a showing of a motorcycle film. This year its Mark Homan' "The Art of Moto" a film revolving entirely around the MX lifestyle. And Director and Producer Mark Homan is on this show to talk about the reason for making this film, and life as an amateur MX racer in the LA.
September 21, 2015 @ 10:03 pm
Had a great time at the Moto Envy show. Met some great builders, guys on the 100th bike and some restoring dads old cruiser. One of those builders was Mark from North Coast Cycles who found a 1969 racer and tells me the story behind his find.
We also talk to Will Bagnall who is heading up a "Distinguished Gentlemen's" ride in Northern Ca.
August 29, 2015 @ 5:57 pm
The Moto Envy Bike Show is just one of the things Jeff Hasseltine is doing to add to the motorcycle community.
July 5, 2015 @ 11:00 pm
I'm releasing the show early this week after hearing the news that Kenny Noyes was in a serious accident at today's race in Spain. The interview was recorded on June 29th
June 8, 2015 @ 12:22 am
June 5, 2015 @ 3:02 pm
Michael Aron has live a life most of us dream of, Actor, Stuntman, racer, Skydiver, Pro Race Team member and owner. Michael now is promoting his energy drink RaceFuelz, who was one of the title sponsor of last year’s SuperBike Shootout. We talk about his health energy drink, being in a movie with Denzel Washington, Skydiving and his thought on MotoAmerica and changes in MotoGP.
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