Category Archives: Archived Miscellaneous

March 2016 — Feature — Interview With Kevin Cameron

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By B.P. Goebel

MMM: How old were you when you got your first bike?

Kevin Cameron: I guess I was 18.

MMM: What was your first bike?

Kevin Cameron: It was a testosterone destroying BSA Bantam D1, making just under 5 HP at 4500 RPM.

March 2016 — Feature — Interview With Kevin Schwantz

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MMM: How old were you when you got your first bike?

Kevin Schwantz: Three.

MMM: What was your first bike?

Kevin Schwantz: Bonanza mini bike, had a 3HP Briggs & Stratton engine.

March 2016 — Feature — Interview With Mike Crane

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By B.P. Goebel

MMM: When did you get your first bike?

Mike Crane: 1974

MMM: What was your first bike?

Mike Crane: It was a Sears minibike.

Winter 2015 — Minnesota Rider — Meeting Beth Miller

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MMM: What’s your job?

Miller: Chief Pit Grid Steward for MotoAmerica (the series previously run as AMA Road Racing). I’m responsible for the pit lane area during practice and qualifying, as well as coordinating the starts of the race.

MMM: How old were you when you got your first bike?

Miller: I was 21.

MMM: What was it?

Miller: I learned to ride on a Bridgestone 350 and my first bike was a V-50 Moto Guzzi.

Winter 2015 — Motorcycling In Minnesota — White Earth Wheeling

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By Guido Ebert

SCENERY

White Earth Reservation, located about 225 miles from the Twin Cities and 65 east of Fargo/Moorhead area, is the largest Native American reservation in the state by land area – spanning 1,093 square miles and including all of Mahnomen County plus parts of Becker and Clearwater counties.

October 2015 — Motorcycling In Minnesota — Exploring the Alphabet Roads

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Commonly referred to as the Western Upland portion of the state, southwestern Wisconsin’s landscape is marked by deep gorges and steep bluffs cut into the landscape by the Mississippi River and numerous tributaries, thick forest and green bottomland valleys. It is the most rugged topography in the state.

The Mississippi river gorge in this area has a length of more than 200 miles, extending from Prescott to southwestern Grant County, with the river incised more than 500 feet below the level of the upland ridges. Beyond those ridges to the east are valleys that are one to 6.5 miles wide and increase in depth to the south.

September 2015 — Motorcycling In Minnesota — St. Peter to Faribault Loop

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By Guido Ebert

SCENERY

This ride – bordered by the Minnesota River to the west and I-35 in the east – carves through the Southern Minnesota Lakes Region, previously known as the Big Woods. Your route will take you between farmland, across the meandering Cannon River and past numerous lakes, parks and wildlife management areas.

August 2015 — Motorcycling In Minnesota — Detroit, Otter Tail & Pelican Lakes Loop


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By Guido Ebert

SCENERY

Detroit Lakes, located approx. 205 miles northwest of the Twin Cities and 40 minutes east of Fargo, boasts more than 400 lakes within a 25 miles radius. This is a 100-mile excursion. Discover the “412 lakes” region as you roll past lakeside stops from rustic to modern, between fields of beans and corn, and through hardwood forest.

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