2013 Isle of Man Classic TT RacesYamaha Classic Racing Team ran a test at Dutch circuit Assen at the weekend with Gloucester racer Dan Cooper, ahead of the 2013 inaugural Isle of Man Classic TT Races meeting.
The former British 125cc Champion and up and coming TT star Cooper completed three sessions of twenty minutes each on the superb 0W45 (TZ500) Yamaha that he will campaign in new Formula 1 Classic TT Race on Monday 26th August, and posted progressively quicker lap times.Former works Yamaha mechanic Ferry Brouwer, now the Team Boss of Yamaha Classic Racing team, says “it was great to see the grin on his face and the enthusiasm and passion that Dan has for the bike. It looked like it was made for him when he went through the chicane with his chin on the tank.“We changed the gearing during the session which allowed Dan to go right through the gear box and I’m confident that the bike is now ready to race, apart from stripping the engine and changing the chain and brake pads, and we’ve now got it set up correctly for Dan.”Dan Cooper says: “My dad has been trying to give me advice on how to race a two stroke bike but he forgets that I was British 125 champion. It was great to get a feel for the bike which is a powerful machine to ride and having tested it I’m now looking forward even more to taking it round the Mountain Course.”This year will be the final season for the unique team of legendary racing bikes and riders from Yamaha’s golden era and the Isle of Man Classic TT meeting, which runs from 23rd to 26th August 2013, will be the team’s final appearance.
Suzuki V-Strom 1050 DE + Scott Casey – Living with PTSD and the Rolling Barrage
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
The new Suzuki V-Strom DE has just been announced, and Avery Innis, Training and Publications Manager from Suzuki Motor USA, is just the expert to explain its nuances to us. The V-Strom has always been a superb, yet inexpensive platform, and the new DE variant gets more serious about ADV riding. I find out from Avery whether the new upgrades are worthwhile; and the place that the new V-Strom has in the current market.
Our second segment covers a subject that’s a little more serious than usual.
Many veterans and first responders suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, aka PTSD.
Scott Casey—himself a sufferer—decided to try and help his fellow vets, and started a cross-Canada charity ride in 2016 called the ‘Rolling Barrage’. It was—and is—incredibly successful.
It’s not just a tremendous ride. The Rolling Barrage is a place for like-minded sufferers and their supporters to ride together. They get some serious “wind therapy” whether it’s on just a stop, or a leg of the ride, one day, a weekend, or even the whole ride. Scott opens up with Associate Editor Teejay Adams about his personal history, and how he came to create such a brilliant and worthy real-world event that truly helps.
The Rolling Barrage is a supportive network of brothers and sisters. To quote Scott Casey: “this is the family you never knew you had”.
It was a Nation exploding into civil war. In 1992, the collapse of the former Yugoslavia triggered an international armed conflict that would last more than 3 years and eventually see nearly 100,000 people killed. Canadians were thrown into what was declared a peacekeeping mission, but it wasn’t. They were going well beyond the rules of engagement that were provided by the UN. Told by Scott Casey, Former Canadian Peacekeeper.