Fans of country music, rockabilly and high energy party rock are in for a treat at the 2017 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, scheduled for July 7-9 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.The Old Bike Barn is sponsoring the Old Bike Barn Crossroads, which includes live music, the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Bike Show, club displays, a craft beer garden, vendors and more.
Performers during the three-day event include Beau Braswell, Death by Rodeo, Sneaky Pete and the Players and others.The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Bike Show, presented by Old Bike Barn is scheduled for July 8.“We welcome the Old Bike Barn back to AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days as a sponsor,” said AMA Chief Operations Officer Jeff Massey. “The bike show is a crowd favorite, because it attracts nearly 100 top-quality motorcycles. And I know everyone attending the event this year is going to be rocking out to the great music we have scheduled.”Old Bike Barn is a mail-order parts and accessories business based in Columbus, Ohio. The company, started in 2001, offers a selection of custom and maintenance parts for vintage American and Japanese street bikes, café racers, choppers, bobbers and V-twins.“Old Bike Barn has been attending AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days for more than a decade, initially just sharing the event with others through social media,” said Bear Haughton, founder and chief technology officer. “In 2016, we celebrated our company’s 15th anniversary at the event and helped out with the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Bike Show. This year, we are back with an all new format ‘Old Bike Barn Cross Roads,’ a concept we hope will bring new energy to the infield events.”AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days–an annual fundraiser for the nonprofit AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame–features vintage motorcycle racing, bike shows, seminars, demo rides, live music, the American Motor Drome Wall of Death, a swap meet with nearly 1,000 independent vendors and much more.Tickets are available for purchase at www.midohio.com or at the gate. A weekend pass is $60, a single-day admission for Friday or Saturday is $40 and a single-day admission for Sunday is $35. Kids 12 and under get in free.A $10 early bird discount is available through May 1 at the Mid-Ohio website.AMA members get a $15 ticket discount through June 5, which is an additional $5 off the early bird discount. To take advantage of the member discount, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com/Events/AMA-Vintage-Motorcycle-Days-Tickets.Stay in the know. Check often at www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com and Facebook for new information. And look for #AMAVMD on Twitter and Instagram.
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.