Austin MotoGP EventsRiders for Health, an organization co-founded by Randy Mamola, will hold a Day of the Stars event April 10 at the Austin round of MotoGP.
During this year’s event, two of Ultimate MotorCycling contributor Ara Ashjian’s photos will be included in the auction (Respol Honda’s Dani Pedorsa and LCR Honda’s Stefan Bradl, both shown here).Day of Stars offers a small group of fans the opportunity to peer behind the curtain of the world’s premier motorcycle racing series while helping to raise money for Riders for Health – the official charity of MotoGP – to transform access to health care in Africa.Day of Stars guests will receive a guided tour of the MotoGP Circuit of the Americas paddock led by one of the stars of the MotoGP. The lucky fans will then have a chance to chat with some of the current stars of MotoGP and their crews at their pit boxes.Also, Day of Stars guests will be served a delicious catered lunch before taking their motorcycles out for a few track laps of the incredible Circuit of the Americas.Finally, fans will have the opportunity to bid on rare race memorabilia or once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the Riders for Health MotoGP auction.Andrea Coleman, who co-founded Riders for Health along with Barry Coleman and Mamola, says “I’m so delighted that we’ve been able to bring Day of Stars to the Circuit of the Americas. Motorcyclists around the world have supported our work in Africa because the thing we all love – the motorcycle – is saving lives in Africa. We’re looking forward to seeing you in Austin.”Tickets for Day of Stars at Circuit of the Americas can be received by making a $500 tax-deductible donation to Riders for Health. Riders for Health ensures health workers have access to reliable, well maintained motorcycles and ambulances so that they can make sure health care reaches everyone, everywhere.Get your tickets today at www.riders.org/day-of-stars. Only a very limited number of tickets are available, so do not delay.
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly Podcast—Motos and Friends.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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This week’s episode features Senior Editor Nic de Sena’s impressions of the beautiful new Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST that is loosely based around the original FXRT Sport Glide from the 1980s. Hailing from The Golden State, these cult-status performance machines became known as West Coast style, with sportier suspension, increased horsepower, and niceties including creature comforts such as a tidy fairing and sporty luggage.
In past episodes you might have heard us mention my best friend, Daniel Schoenewald, and in the second segment I chat with him about some of the really special machines in his 170 or so—and growing—motorcycle collection. He’s always said to me that he doesn’t consider himself the owner, merely the curator of the motorcycles for the next generation.
Yet Daniel is not just a collector, but I can attest a really skilled rider. His bikes are not trailer queens, they’re ridden, and they’re ridden pretty hard. Actually, we have had many, many memorable rides on pretty much all of the machines in the collection at one time or another.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!