The 2015 World Superbike Championship made its only stateside visit two weeks ago at Laguna Seca Mazda Raceway, a short 2.2-mile circuit near Monterey, Calif, featuring the iconic Corkscrew.Kawasaki Racing Team’s Jonathan Rea entered 2015 Laguna Seca World Superbike with 11 of 16 race wins and the points lead. When the double header wrapped up, he retained the points lead. But his winless record at Laguna Seca remains.
Rea would pilot his Ninja ZX-10R to third in both races, which were carbon copies of each other. Earning second was the 2013 World Superbike Champion Tom Sykes, and taking the wins at Laguna Seca was Ducati Team’s Chaz Davies.Ara Ashjian was at 2015 Laguna Seca World Superbike shooting photos for us. Here’s a gallery of his work, highlighting the podium finishers, grid girls and America’s only MotoGP competitor, Nicky Hayden.
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.