2014 Quail Motorcycle GatheringRacer Gloves USA, North American importer for Austrian brand RACER, announces its attendance at the sixth annual The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, which takes place 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at the Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel Valley, Calif.Joining Racer Gloves will be former World Superbike and AMA SuperBike champion Doug Polen, who will sign autographs from noon to 2 p.m. at the Racer Gloves booth.
A 2011 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame inductee, Polen is one of the most accomplished American road racers of the 1980’s and 1990’s. Competing on Honda, Suzuki, and Ducati brands, Polen’s list of championships include: 1987-88 AMA 600 Supersport Champion, 1988 AMA 750 Supersport Champion, 1989 Japan F1 and F3 Champion, 1991-1992 World Superbike Champion, 1993 AMA Superbike Champion, 1996-1997 World Endurance Champion.Come enjoy the beauty of Carmel, iconic motorcycles, and meet champions at The Quail.For additional information on Race Gloves, click here. For more on The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, click here.
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.