2013 Legends and Heroes TourThe 2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season is about to wrap up in Las Vegas, and the Legends and Heroes Tour is ready to close out the season by honoring the venerable number 14 – Kevin “K-Dub” Windham.
Windham has been called the best and most consistent rider to have never won a national championship, while coming in a close second in five separate seasons.Windham first began riding motorcycles at the age of three, and hasn’t been able to step off two-wheels since. Not only did he have an impressive professional career, but he also was very successful in the amateur rankings.After many successful years of working his way up the amateur classes, Windham won both the 125cc A Modified and the 250cc Open A Modified divisions at Loretta Lynn’s, setting a new lap record, grabbing his seventh and eighth amateur national titles, and extending his personal win streak at Loretta Lynn’s to eighteen consecutive motos.Windham, who is now 35 years old, began his pro career at age 17 with a Kawasaki support ride, which assisted him in becoming the highly acclaimed AMA “Rookie of the Year” and helped land him a full factory ride for Yamaha by the end of the 1994 season.He has raced for many factory teams during his pro career, and although Kevin has never held an AMA Pro national championship, this legend holds several titles, including back-to-back AMA 125 West Supercross Championships in 1996 and 1997, the 1999 United States Grand Prix of Motocross held at Budds Creek, Maryland and the 2005 Motocross des Nations team championship.The Legends and Heroes Tour managing partners Alex Moroz and Mike Owens note: “We have watched K-Dub’s career from his early days as an amateur to his swan song exit this year from professional racing. The man is a true champion and fan favorite. He has given so much to our sport as a racer and continues to be a great ambassador of motocross and Supercross. He is truly one of the good guys of our sport.”
Zero Electric ADV Bike + Al and Bridget from Throw Your Leg Over
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Hello everyone and welcome to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Electric mobility is everywhere nowadays. Whether it’s a car, a truck, an assisted bicycle, a scooter, or any number of new innovations, the electric revolution is certainly here. In this week’s first segment, Nic de Sena took a ride on Zero’s recently announced new Adventure bike—the Zero DSR-X. There’s been a lot of hype about this new arrival on the ADV scene, and of course the questions are many. Nic talks to me about whether Zero actually have a credible, alternative energy ADV bike—or if the machine is just simply an empty promise.
In our second segment, I chat with Al and Bridget from ‘Throw Your Leg Over’. They took time out to record this episode from somewhere in the middle of Romania, of all places.
These interesting Aussies have traveled—and painstakingly documented—the thousands of miles they’ve covered riding the best roads and sights through Australia, Tasmania, Europe, eastern Europe, and Scandinavia, among other places.