Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Meanwhile in Mumbai

Josh getting his money worth out of an old Sideburn shirt.
Photo: Vir

Monday, 27 April 2015

Sideburn 1 and 2 on UK eBay

This sale is nothing to do with us, but lots of people ask about them, so we're passing on the info. Go to UK eBay to bid.

Sideburn was launched in 2008. Issue 2 came out six months later.

Deus Bike Build Off

Next weekend sees the Deus Bike Build-Off take place (almost) simultaneously in the trailblazing company's five main locations: Sydney, Bali, Venice USA, Milan and Tokyo.

Sideburn's editor (me) has been chosen to be one of the five judges for the Milan event and I'll be there this weekend.

You can also get involved online, by voting for your favourite. More details to follow. G

Deus Bike Build Off Milano 2014 from Deus Italy on Vimeo.

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Punk Snot Dead

From the current issue of Sideburn, as seen in the Ian 'Tiddler' Turner photo album, who knows what the rest of this famous '70s forecourt sticker says? (clue: 15 letters). BP

.... Well done 70s kids Fingersinpies, Hot Shoe and The Mouldie.

Saturday, 25 April 2015


Gregory from Ohio got in touch a few months ago saying, and I'm paraphrasing, 'I've raced motocross, I've starting reading Sideburn and this dirt tracking looks fun, but when I've tried to speak to some dirt track race people in my area they've been very dismissive and I don't know where to start. Help.'

I remembered that regular blog contributor and sometime Sideburn magazine contributor, Roger F (whose great shots from Ohio races in the 1970s are in Sideburn 7) lives in Ohio. I introduced Greg and Roger via email, and...

Thanks again for putting me in touch with Roger, Looks like I'll be racing this weekend. Really appreciate your kindness. Looking forward to many more issues with my new subscription. I included a photo of my first flat track build (Yamaha 360).

The race is at Western Reserve in Salem, Ohio. Roger said he would also be there. Looking forward to the fun. Have a good race this weekend, let me know how you do! Will you be in the states for Dirt Quake USA? 

Sideburn - converting the world to flat track, one rider at a time. And yes, we'll be in Castle Rock for Dirt Quake USA. G

Friday, 24 April 2015

For Sale: 1972 Honda CL350 in LA

Thanks to Andrew for sending us this beauty. We don't know anything about the history, but it looks like something to buy to take over to Perris, out to Hell on Wheels and down to Del Mar...

$2600 or best offer

Go to Craig's List for more details. G

DTRA Magazine

The DTRA have worked with photographer Ian Roxburgh and journalist Ian Osborne the create a neat, free digital magazine you see here. 

Remember the first race is this weekend at Leicester. Spectators go free. G

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Action Man Gripping Hands

This morning, nearly a week after stepping off the saddle, my hands still feel like rubbery, lifeless, Action Man™ gripping hands, only good for loosely holding a plastic Sten gun. Ross RootBeerBobber, took his Madame Tussauds-style hands to the physio as he's only capable of a pathetic Vulcan salute, and was told there is no remedy.
Next time I'll add a hand grip exerciser to my pre-adventure exercise regime. BP

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Sideburn Sunburn Good Times

Our first Sideburn endorsed moto trip was awesome. A game-changer. We couldn't have amassed a more fun group of 14 guys from 3 different countries. Thanks to John of Moto Aventures for shepherding us so professionally. From ponderous river crossings in the High Atlas, perilous rocky cliff faces, a flat out dash across a firing range and conquering the mighty 150 meter high Sahara dunes of Erg Chebbi, we did it all - often with comedy aplomb. A happily relentless challenge to man and machine - but mostly man, as the 450 KTM EXC excellently prepared/repaired by Hussein every evening, were so forgiving.
Spectacular scenery every which where. Everyone said they would absolutely do it all again - once their bruises and blisters have healed.
Thanks too to Su and Maryam, for pre-production and real-time lubrication, ensuring everything ran smoothly. BP
GI posted a few highlights shot by various riders, whilst I was away, on the Sideburn Instagram

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Fuller Moto Dirty Duc

Neat Ducati Scrambler (the original one) built by Fuller Moto of Atlanta, Georgia.
Video and photo by mrjakylworks.com