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Legends of Laguna Seca

  They come from all over the West Coast, converging on this asphalt playground idyllically set in the Monterey hills just a stone’s throw from the Pacific Ocean. And with good reason: The racecourse dubbed Laguna Seca (or, technically, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca) boasts a series of twists and turns that boggles even the most jaded adrenaline junkies. The iconic track […]

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CGR Profile: Andrew Lee

By Max Klein Photos courtesy of OXYmoron Photography Cycle Gear has been helping out riders of all ages since we opened our doors in 1974. Our Cycle Gear Racing program has worked with riders in regional, national, and international competitions. Today we feature 16 year old Andrew Lee from Clovis, California. Andrew first threw a leg […]

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Cycle Gear Racer Nolan Lamkin

CGR Profile: Nolan Lamkin

Cycle Gear has been helping out riders of all ages since we opened our doors in 1974. Our Cycle Gear Racing program has worked with riders in regional, national, and international competitions. Today we feature 14 year old roadracer Nolan Lamkin from Indiana. Nolan has been riding motorcycles since he was two years old (no, not […]

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Unbeaten Alleys

Your Next Adventure Could Be Just Down The Street By Andrew Cherney How do most adventure rides start? With a visit to ADVrider.com, followed by a trip to the newsstand to pick up the requisite adventure magazines? Then a computer session spent mapping out waypoints for the GPS? Finally, a load up of the fully farkled dual-sport (aluminum panniers optional)? Maybe, if […]

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Secret Testing Grounds

This blog post will self destruct in 30 seconds Hidden deep within the hills of Northern California is a proving ground that only the chosen few get to visit, and then only the best of the best are allowed to ride there. While we have seen the freshly groomed track with our own eyes, we do […]

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Fit For Her

A Cheat Sheet For Choosing Women’s Apparel You just started riding and need a jacket for an upcoming trip with your new moto friends. So why not borrow your hubby’s big touring jacket, or snatch your BF’s sporty leather number, right? Well… (a) you’ll look silly with all that extra material billowing around; (b) an ill-fitting jacket […]

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A Red Honda CBR 650F

Replacements For Displacement

  Replacements for Displacement What if you wanted a competent, lightweight motorbike to tool around on? You’re not looking for the triple-digit brawn of a liter bike; you don’t need the cutting-edge tech of a race replica. You’re thinking a middleweight motorcycle with modern features, and enough performance to put a grin on your face. […]

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Riding Gear Essentials

Riding Gear Essentials Helmet You’ve got a brain, so protect it with a helmet. All helmets should be DOT-approved, at the very least, and better, full-face examples will have comfortable inner liners, venting for airflow, and optically clear, easily removable visors. Most important, though, is how it fits: The helmet should feel comfortably snug on your head. What to Get: The […]

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Aiden Tijero

Date of Birth: 11/03/01 Education: 6th Grade Class: 85cc Bike Brand: KTM Other Sports: Soccer, Snowboarding 2013 Highlights: 65cc World Champion 2013 AMA Youth Rider of the Year Loretta Lynn’s Champion 5 National Championship Titles, 7 National Podium Finishes 1st – FIM JR Motocross World Champion 65cc 1st – 4th Loretta Lynn AMA Amateur National […]

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Tucker Lancaster: AFM Round 1 Buttonwillow

I had a great time last weekend March 2-3 at the opening round of the AFM series at Buttonwillow Raceway near Bakersfield, CA. It was nice and sunny all weekend which made for some great racing and FAST lap times! The weekend started out on Friday with a trackday. Right at the beginning of the […]

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