A 40-year-Old Photo That Never Gets Old

The stuff you find when going through boxes in the attic! Geo was a short-lived magazine published by National Geographic that was supposed to appeal to a younger, hipper generation of readers. Their March 1981 issue’s cover was a shot of Greg Demgen in full tuck and teammate Stephen Lloyd Wood, both using the big ring to power along during the Coors Classic. Cycling is so different today. Technology has advanced by leaps and bounds. Even casual riders wear gloves, eyewear and hard-shell helmets. And those are the exact reasons…

Cannondale Recalls All Canvas NEO E-bikes

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall for all Cannondale Canvas NEO E-bikes. The reason for the recall is a front fender that can become detached and jam the front wheel. Jamming the front wheel is likely to cause a loss of control. Cannondale is asking Canvas NEO riders to remove the front fender and wait until a replacement is available for installation by a Cannondale dealer. These parts are expected early in 2021. More information on the recall is available here.

Evel Knievel’s Snake River Canyon Jump Site Pilgrimage

Everything felt wrong exiting Interstate 84 and heading south on State Highway 93. Passing familiar suburban landmarks like Costco, Chick-fil-a, Home Depot and, of course, Starbucks, it just didn’t feel right. This is where Evel Knievel attempted to jump the Snake River Canyon? It felt more like a witness protection program town. You can’t get more nondescript than Twin Falls, Idaho.  A few turns later (after passing churches and a few McMansions) we were entering the Shoshone Falls Park. Is this the right place to see the Evel jump site?…

Yamaha MX400 “Running When Parked” Christmas Present

Here is a cool find. This early Yamaha monoshock is probably a 1975 model (that sold for $1550 at that time). This model was a more affordable version of the racing model known as the YZ (you can read about the bike’s history at Motocross Action Magazine). What caught my eye is the bike’s condition. It looks almost new! This uses a 2-stroke power plant and these engines are pretty easy to work on. If the piston isn’t stuck, a good mechanic could have it fired up in an afternoon…