$25,000 Minibike Will Blow Your Mind And My Budget

I don’t know why it should, but it really bugs me that there are riders out there who can drop $25,000 on a minibike! A toy. A product with no practical purpose but having a good time. And it is not just one or two riders. There are enough of these riders to keep Droog Moto in business.  I guess if $25,000 was like $2,500 to me, I’d buy one. But the last time I spent $25,000 on something it was to replace our sceptic tank and it didn’t feel…

Running When Parked ’84 Yamaha XT Fetches $1,550 At Auction

The days of snatching up a motorcycle at auction for dimes on a dollar are over. Proof in point, this very nice Yamaha. While the winning bid of $1,550 isn’t too far out of the ballpark, it is still a home run for the seller. Why? The description doesn’t give you a lot to go on. It is listed as a “project/parts bike.” That’s not super encouraging. Even with a two-inch hole through the piston, the “engine turns.” And “will need fuel system cleaned” is code for cracked fuel lines,…

E-Bikes Add Speed To San Luis Obispo’s Emergency Response Squad

This is cool news out of the San Luis Obispo Fire Department. In an effort to improve rescue response times, the SLO fire department has added a secret weapon. E-bikes! “It is amazing how much faster our paramedics can reach patients on our city’s trails,” said Fire Engineer and Paramedic Ryan Mason, who led the department’s new e-bike program development. “What used to take 45 minutes to an hour to reach an injured hiker or mountain biker can now take us less than 10 minutes.” The City’s fire department partnered…

Cat 3-4 Racer Dies While Riding His Dream Race

Valley News is reporting that Evan Barr-Beare, a 33-year-old Rhode Island scientist, suffered a possible medical issue while leading his class at the 40th annual Concord Criterium bicycle race. Evan veered off course, crashed and did not respond to emergency medical assistance. The article explains that Evan was having a race most cyclists dream of, launching a solo attack that put him almost a minute ahead of the chasing pack. Our sympathies go out to Evan’s family and friends. Godspeed, Evan.