Monday, 24 November 2014

Who the Holy Heck is El Solitario?

Superprestigio - Soon

The Superprestigio organisers have moved their event from January to December, so, for 2014, there will be two in one calendar year, and it's coming up on Saturday 13 December. That leaves time for you to book a relatively cheap Euro flight out there if you fancy it.

It was a great spectacle last time, in an Olympic arena within the city, and I have a feeling it will be a 15,000-plus sell out this year.

Go to Superprestigio to find out more and order tickets (good website in Spanish, Catalan and English)

The class for World Championship road racers.
This year there will be all three current MotoGP champions: Marc and Alex Marquez and Tito Rabat - all local riders so the atmosphere and support should be impressive.
Also from MotoGP are Scott Redding, Bradley Smith and Alvaro Bautista who are all on the provisional entry list. Spanish Superbike champion and Euro Flat Track Festival organiser, Kenny Noyes is in and Troy Bayliss is confirmed too.
No Rossi or Hayden though.

For dirt track specialists and other disciplines, plus those who qualified through the DTRA championship and Kenny Noyes European Dirt Track Festival.
From America, Brad Baker is back and joined by 2014 number 1, Jared Mees.
UK riders include multiple DTRA champ Aidan Collins; current DTRA champ Tim Neave and European Dirt Track Festival champ Tom Neave; Alan Birtwistle and Ollie Brindley.
Dirt Quake III chopper class champion Guy Martin is racing too.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

The Ballerina on the Golden Bicycle

To carry on the bicycle madness, it's a long, long time since we announced a new god or goddess, but now is the moment.
Tony Hawk: whatever. Ken Block: meh. Travis Pastrana: is that all you've got?
Check out Lilly Yokoi and prepare to have your frontal lobes spontaneously turn into broken biscuits.
I urge you to take the four-and-a-bit minutes to watch this.

And yeah, there'll be another motorbike post along in a few hours, or there's about 4500 behind this one. December 2010 was a good month on the Sideblog, if you want to relive past glories. G

François Gissy World's Fastest Gas-Powered Bicycle

I'd like to see François go head-to-head with Colin Furze's pulse jet he fired up at Dirt Quake III. BP

Friday, 21 November 2014

Sideburn 19 Launch Party

WHERE: Monday Mo Co, a new shop in Birmingham,  B4 9AA

This brand new shop is co-owned by a few people including Benny Boneshaker and people from the creative agency, I Love Dust. It sells Biltwell, Deus Ex Machina, Sideburn magazine and a bunch of other stuff including their own T-shirts.

WHEN: 1 - 6pm, Saturday 6 December. With motorcycle films being shown in the Mockingbird Theatre and Bar next door till 11pm.

WHAT: We don't do a release party for every issue, just when the opportunities arise and this one is perfect.
We wanted to do something with the Monday Mo Co in Birmingham and they had just announced Black Top, a film festival of bike movies.
Visit the new shop, pick up some stuff from Monday Mo Co or the Sideburn stall, check out a film, some music, some drinks...

Prizes for best bike and furthest travelled.

Hope to see you there.

Poster artwork: Jonathan Niclaus at I love Dust 

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Mule Racing

Mule doesn't just consistently build the world's best trackers and develop parts for you to fit to yours, he also races. And he's fast. Really fast.

I traded off the TT500 you rode at Perris and I’m racing the CRF450 I got in trade, plus I got my 125 bike. Here’s a couple shots on the CR125 (pictured in action). Also, the 450 (below) in work being set up. 
Cheers, Mule

Trash N Treasure

Sideburn's entertainments officer, Dave Skooter Farm, decides to sell off some of his extensive 'Pop Culture' collection, amassed over the last 40 years, sets up his own
retro market and invites 25 like-minded friends to join the TNT conga line!

Laidback, afternoon velvety sounds from SB house DJ Johnny Alpha and mid-tempo beat ballads and floaters from WIGAN YOUNG SOULS founder, Jordan Wilson. These guys were in the dance sequences in the new NORTHERN SOUL film.

Sun 23rd Nov, 10am until 4.30pm

The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan. WN1 1NG

Mid-century curiosities;  women's vintage fashion; toys, records, furniture; films, men's fashion; retro computer games; 70's memorabilia, board games; hand crafted accessories...

Earn Brownie points and bring the missus on a fab, non-motorcycle-related day out?

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Old Empire Typhoon

Teaser from the fellas at Old Empire Motorcycles

Out of this World

Amazing photo from Dom at Kriega

Got back from LA - Vegas trip a couple of weeks ago... nice riding, particularly liked the deep sand (dried out river beds) it's like being in a canoe down rapids. The picy is of a 'sink' hole caused by flash floods above.