FLASHBACK FRIDAY | RICKY CARMICHAEL GETS BOOED

No one at Team Honda could figure out what happened. When they signed Ricky Carmichael away from Team Kawasaki they thought they were buying the ultimate package–a champion who was fast and popular. Wrong!

TEN THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GASOLINE

The USA uses 20 million barrels of oil a day. A barrel of oil contains 42 gallons. Those 42 gallons can yield 20 gallons of gas. In the USA, 178 million gallons of gas are burned per day

TEN THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HANDLEBARS

Handlebar engineers want to achieve both strength and flexibility. Aluminum replaced chromoly because engineers can design an aluminum bar of equal strength that's more flexible and one-third the weight

CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1971 HODAKA 100 SUPER RAT

Hodaka made the engines for Yamaguchi and Pabatco was the American Yamaguchi distributor. When Yamaguchi went out of business, Hodaka and Pabatco agreed to join forces to avoid going out of business