Monthly Archives: May 2012
We are now five days away from the beginning of the 2012 AMA Outdoor Nationals! The time of the year where fitness, heart, and injuries really show through. The nationals can be a riders best friend or his worse enemy.
This year the Geico Honda team is fully healthy (unlike rival Procircuit Kawasaki) and on a momentum wave bigger than a tsunami after Eli Tomac and Justin Barcia taking the championships in their respective regions. Wil Hahn is also looking to run up front for th team after having an injury filled supercross season, and Justin Bogle is hoping to pick up where he left off in 2011 for his first full season in the Outdoors for 2012.
On paper the team is looking flawless, but do they have what it takes to put an eclipse of dominance over the stacked field of 250 riders?
Here is a video provided by team helmet sponsor Shoei of the team testing at Competitive Edge.
Every sport has a uniform, style of clothing and protection that mostly all the participants wear when competing. Most motocross racers wear the obvious (boots, helmet, goggles, pants, jersey, etc.) and some prefer more protection with knee braces, chest protectors and the most controversial: the neck brace.
Gaining popularity in the United States in the later half of the last decade, the neck brace has grown seemingly less popular in the last couple of years with less professionals wearing the brace and speaking out with rumors of their danger.
Neck brace company, Leatt, has come out with a video series to speak out against these rumors and give the truth to motocross riders about their product.
Here is the first video of the series.
Well here is the obvious part of “The Obvious”… Stewart signed with Suzuki.
Yes, it is true, and what the public found out last Monday is what I thought Stewart should have done since the beginning. No offense to the JGR team, I know they are one of the top level teams around, but there is one thing they are missing and that is a bike that James Stewart is completely comfortable with.
There was talk about Stewart testing Suzuki’s over the fall, which I thought would be a much better pick than the JGR. The JGR runs the Yamaha in which Stewart has admitted he is not a fan of, and whether it be the potential h saw in the team or the dollar signs “Coach” was throwing at him, he took the ride.
We are now seven months from that fateful day and Stewart did what most professional racers at his level, that is switch teams and brands just 2 weeks before the outdoor nationals. Stewart claims to love the Suzuki and you can tell in the epic video Red Bull has put out on the bottom of the screen.
The question now is, can Stewart do on the Suzuki what he did his last full season in the outdoors in 2008 and earn another perfect season?