Blogging Beyond the Track

Claudio Lassala

An extension to what we do Beyond the Track!

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Track day fun, circa 1992

Almost thirty years ago I heard that the local motorcycle dealership was offering access to the local race track. They were actually going to rent a world class racing facility, the kind that people fly in from all over the world to race on, and let u...


When I was a young child my favorite thing to do was help my uncles on the farm. It was hard work but spending time with them taught me a lot. Some weeks we'd be building miles of fencing, or laying reinforced concrete, or building irrigation pumps fro...

Shaun Nielsen

I’m a former MSF coach, former Ridesmart instructor, now working for Sport Riding Coaching. I raced 250cc 2-strokes in Australia in the 1990s, and have been riding on dirt and at trackdays ever since.

Rain too

I had a bit of a giggle this past weekend at Circuit of The Americas when I rolled down pit lane for the round robin and had to wipe the rain off my visor! Yes, it was a wet track day, and yes, I was looking forward to the chance to ride on a wet track...


One thing that terrifies many riders is something that we don't have to deal with here in Texas very often…Rain. While teaching for Ridesmart I've gone several years without seeing rain at an event. But then last year we had several days that were rain...