2014 GEICO Honda SupercrossAfter solid performances in their last race, GEICO Honda 250SX East riders Justin Bogle, Blake Wharton, and Matt Bisceglia have high expectations for this Saturday’s Supercross event in Indiana.
Bogle led the team’s efforts in Atlanta, climbing the podium after a third-place finish, with Wharton following closely behind with a solid fourth-place result. Bisceglia showed a lot of promise by claiming second in his heat race, but his main event proved troublesome and was unable to finish.The ride to his first podium of the season wasn’t necessarily an easy one for Bogle, and the determination he needed to fight his way into the top three is what has him excited about the next race.“My first podium of the season was such a great moment for me,” Bogle said. “I can definitely say that I’m happy with that result although I’m certainly not satisfied. I am hungry for more and ready to move closer to the middle of the podium (where the winner stands).“There was a point in the off-season right after I got injured when it looked like I wouldn’t be able to ride Supercross at all this year, but my recovery went really well and now two races in I already have a podium. I can’t tell you how great it is to have a team like GEICO Honda to stand behind me and support me in getting to this point. All I want to do now is reward them with more and more top finishes.”Wharton was in Bogle’s shadow throughout the race. Like his teammate, Wharton maintained a fast pace for the majority of the main and was able to maintain position as the laps ticked off and others took their shots at the front.“Atlanta was a big step in the right direction,” Wharton said. “We will be tweaking a few things with the bike and getting some good practice in this week. I want to be 100 percent ready for this weekend.“I’m impressed with the talent in the East this year. It’s always tough and this season is no exception. Last year was a real breakthrough season for me. We got a win and ended up third in the final standings, so I have the confidence it takes to ride up front. It’s all about execution now.”Bisceglia admitted he was disappointed in his Atlanta finish, mitigated by a pair of rough get-offs, but knows he is making progress toward his end goal.“I am focusing on a good week of practice and training,” Bisceglia said. “I made a lot of little mistakes this past weekend, so I’m going to work on minimizing those. I know that my time is coming to be at the front competing for a top finish.”Live coverage of this race begins at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, on Fox Sports 1.///
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.