It’s Sunday morning. Outside the sun is shining, and I can hear groups of bikes moving west on the highway on the first leg of whatever recreational loop they’re taking. I won’t be joining them. I haven’t been out for a few Sundays now, and I can’t quite see one in the near future.
THE NEWS that Husqvarna will be heading back to the World Motocross Championships is big news for motocross enthusiasts throughout the world and thanks to the backing of KTM you can bet that this won’t be a half hearted effort.
ON ANY Sunday’s place is motorcycle history is assured. The same can’t quite be said for the imitators and its sequel.
The American-made classic inspired an Australian version Naturally Free that was released in 1975.
RARELY does a legend motorcycle racer have a son who follows in his foot-steps and last month we looked at the racing life of multi Australian, Victorian, South Australian and New South Wales scrambles champion George Bailey, this month we look at how his son Andrew fairs against the best riders in Australia.
WHETHER we like it or not, our annual visits to the UK are pretty well inevitable for the immediate future. My mother, now 91, is over there still alive and kicking and so’s the wife’s, so I understand it’s part of my duties to go and sit with her and chat.
If you look on the international stage, second generation champions can be counted on one hand but right here in our own back yard we have a father and son who have achieved an enviable scramble and motocross championship haul.
IN RESPONSE to Sandy’s yell I turned off the freeway too early, dropping off its shoulder and down through a tight right turn onto a battered old road that ran parallel to the bright new freeway for a couple of kilometres before hooking up to form a junction with the exit we should have taken.