Itís been a good few years for Spanish sport with Spaniards ranking every bit as well in the MotoGP as they have in the football. Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo have now been joined by Marc Marquez in making up the top three of the 2013 world standings. Only Rossi and Stoner previously seemed capable of breaking the Spanish monopoly, but Stoner is now retired and Rossi is possibly past his best.
The recent Mugello meet saw Lorenzo creep towards the top of the table by defeating his nearest rival, Pedrosa. Pedrosa has fallen strangely short of winning the title in the past, and it may come down to a test of nerve for a rider who may feel like fortune is against him. Many would say that the smart betting money is on Lorenzo to retain the title with generous odds of around 7/5 as oppos..... [read more]
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Season champ Ryan Villopoto crashes early in Seattle [April 23, 2012] [Motocross]
It was not the homecoming Ryan Villopoto was hoping to celebrate.
Villopoto, the 23-year-old reigning Supercross champion who grew up in Poulsbo, hobbled off the track with an apparent leg injury Saturday night after falling on the first lap of th ..... [read more]
Steve Peat Syndicate at Combe Sydenham, Halo BDS#1 [April 18, 2012] [Mountain Biking]
The SPS team is looking massive! They could start a football team with that many riders!
Following two days of training at UK Bike Park the SPS team compete at the first Halo British Downhill Series of the year under the wing of Steve Peat.
Hop ..... [read more]
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und a bisserl Northshore ;-) mit Loschi und Pauli Song: Ghostwriter by RJD2.
Over the Handlebars
In Australia, the left hand brake on a mountain bike works the back brake, but over here in Canada it is reversed. Anyway I went mountain biking at Nose Hill Park in Calgary, Canada. I rented a bike and sure enough the left brake works the front tire.
We were biking for about an hour when we came across this rock that was shaped perfectly like a jump. I went off it about 4 times and it was sweet. We decided to have one more jump then continue riding, so I got a big run off with heaps of speed and went off the jump. I got about 1.5 metres air and landed sweetly. There is a gully right after the jump so you have to stop pretty quickly, so I put on what I thought was the back brake, but it was actually the front, and went flying over the handle bars superman style, landing about 4 metres down the gully and continued sliding down. The people I was with thought that it was pretty hilarious. I didn't get hurt, but apparently it looked good, and that's what counts. ..... [read more xsession files]
Choosing a Surfboard [Surfing]
Longboards, funboards, shortboards, fish--there's no good or bad type. The kind of board you ride depends on many things, such as wave conditions and your size, stance, experience, and physical fitness.
There are several kinds of s ..... [read more]
Snowboarding jackets [Snowboarding]
Winter jackets have changed a lot over the years as technology has improved. The best solution used to be those big, puffy, down filled jackets. While they where warm they really didn't stand up all that well to wear and tears, moisture or active mo ..... [read more]
History of Surfing [Surfing]
Surfing originated along time ago in and amongst the Hawaiian Islands. Men, women and children surfed for pleasure and great festivals and competitions were held to celebrate the art of wave riding.
Surfing was introduced to Australia by the Duke ..... [read more]