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Valerie Thompson ready to race in her BMW branded one piece suit and Schuberth full face.
Valerie is a five time land speed record holder, is an official member of the BUB Speed Trials 201 MPH Club, Mojave Magnum 200 MPH Club, and Texas Mile 200 MPH Club… dang! She also set a personal best top speed of 212 mph on her BMW S1000RR during the March 2013 Texas Mile competition. Pretty incredible. 
Valerie will be appearing at BMW Las Vegas open house this weekend, Saturday April 19th, 2014 from 11a to 3p. For more info, address, etc… hit the Valerie Thompson FB page. 

Valerie Thompson ready to race in her BMW branded one piece suit and Schuberth full face.

Valerie is a five time land speed record holder, is an official member of the BUB Speed Trials 201 MPH Club, Mojave Magnum 200 MPH Club, and Texas Mile 200 MPH Club… dang! She also set a personal best top speed of 212 mph on her BMW S1000RR during the March 2013 Texas Mile competition. Pretty incredible. 

Valerie will be appearing at BMW Las Vegas open house this weekend, Saturday April 19th, 2014 from 11a to 3p. For more info, address, etc… hit the Valerie Thompson FB page

Christina Moto-Robot gettin’ down at the Santa Maria SMKA.

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The Nürburgring- on the list of places I must ride. 

The Nurburgring is located about 43mi/70km South of Cologne, Germany and can hold up to 150,000 spectators. The older “North Loop” of the track is just under 13 miles long, and has more than 1,000 feet of difference in it’s lowest and highest elevations. 

The GP-Strecke section is 3.2 miles long with 16 turns, and the total track length is a hair over 16 miles (25.947 km) with 170 turns. Construction of the track began in September of 1925.

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Moto Media XXX Debut’s Cafe Racer Village at Daytona 200

An exciting new feature at the Daytona 200 event- the Cafe Racer Village in the Spring Fan Zone. 

Moto Media XXX (fb) is the brainchild of Sasha Valentine, Co-Founder of the International Blog site Café Racer XXX and Breeann Poland, former AMA Pro Road Racing Team Manager. This year in Florida at Daytona International Speedway during Daytona 200, they’ll be bringing something new to the event. Music all day, custom cafe builds and art on display, and swag giveaways. 

Flattrack babe Kara Kolodziej photographed by Corinna Mantlo at the Mid-Carolina Speedway. Kara races flat track with Five & Dime racing in the AMA Vintage Grand National Championship Circuit. A 1965 BSA/Triumph 250cc is her motorbike in the 250 “Ironman” class.
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Flattrack babe Kara Kolodziej photographed by Corinna Mantlo at the Mid-Carolina Speedway. Kara races flat track with Five & Dime racing in the AMA Vintage Grand National Championship Circuit. A 1965 BSA/Triumph 250cc is her motorbike in the 250 “Ironman” class.

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Troy Corser on a vintage BMW r90s from a post to his twitter account back in July during the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England. “They told me to be careful with this one.” As Ben Bostrom replied, “Classic Troy!”
What, he looks like he’s being very careful! Awesome.
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Troy Corser on a vintage BMW r90s from a post to his twitter account back in July during the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England. “They told me to be careful with this one.” As Ben Bostrom replied, “Classic Troy!”

What, he looks like he’s being very careful! Awesome.

[ source: twitter | more wheelie pics ]

How to Put on a Race Suit

A helpful little video from Sofi Tsingos (with her cousin’s help)… how women put on one piece leather motorcycle race suits. 

The lil’ Nean Bean (of MotoFactory PDX) - second place at the Salem, OR flat track races. She’s 4’11” of flat trackin’ FURY. 
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The lil’ Nean Bean (of MotoFactory PDX) - second place at the Salem, OR flat track races. She’s 4’11” of flat trackin’ FURY. 

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Ana Carrasco: Racing Against Men

Ana Carrasco, 16 year old FIM MotoGP racer in the Moto 3 field, talks about how she feels being a “woman in a man’s world”. She finished 8th at Valencia last week and finished her first season in a decent spot.

From KTM’s blog-

She notched six top twenty finishes until arriving at Sepang for the Malaysian Grand Prix in October where 15th position meant she was the first female to score GP points in twelve years and the first since 1995 in the small cylinder category. 

Marc Marquez at the Valencia MotoGP test- gives you a new perspective on how low they get, amirite? ELBOW DOWN!

Marc Marquez at the Valencia MotoGP test- gives you a new perspective on how low they get, amirite? ELBOW DOWN!

Ueda Helmet Sculptures

Shuhei Ueda, located in Japan, is doing some very interesting things in the way of helmet art under the name Ueda Helmets including iconic race replicas.

Instead of painting helmets that are already manufactured, he’s sculpting helmets with human features in/on them.

Stacie B London of Triple Nickel 555 (fb) at Hell On Wheels MC’s Hot August Nights (08/10/13) with East Side Moto Babes. She raced with support from Deus Ex Machina USA’s team Julian Heppekausen, Stefan Wigand, Nevin Pontious, & Jennifer McClain (photo by Jennifer).

Stacie B London of Triple Nickel 555 (fb) at Hell On Wheels MC’s Hot August Nights (08/10/13) with East Side Moto Babes. She raced with support from Deus Ex Machina USA’s team Julian Heppekausen, Stefan Wigand, Nevin Pontious, & Jennifer McClain (photo by Jennifer).

Shelina Moreda peeking out of her helmet on track for Team Brammo!

Shelina Moreda peeking out of her helmet on track for Team Brammo!

Maria Herrera won the Moto3 race at Aragon yesterday, becoming the first woman in history to win a race in the Spanish Championship (CEV) in motorcycling.

(Thanks to El Osario for the submission.)

Katya Kishinevsky working on her track bike. Katya is from Portland, OR. Check out those knee pucks!

Katya Kishinevsky working on her track bike. Katya is from Portland, OR. Check out those knee pucks!