Thursday, July 18, 2013

Nicky Hayden to leave Ducati Team at end of year

Nicky Hayden has confirmed that he has not been retained by Ducati Team for the 2014 MotoGP™ season. The Former 2006 World Champion with Repsol Honda broke the news Thursday at the pre-race press conference at Leguna Seca.  Hayden has been with the Ducati Team since 2009 making this his fifth and final year with the team.
"I’m not coming back to Ducati in MotoGP next year," Hayden declared. "I’m not really sure what I’m going to do. I’ve got some options that are interesting."

Hayden is uncertain of his future, when pushed about whether he will ride the premier class or another motorcycle championship his reply was “of course MotoGP is where my heart is, but I’ve got to weigh up the options. Unfortunately results haven’t gone as planned over the years, but it is what it is." An upbeat Hayden has this to say about Laguna “It’s nice to be going home to Laguna, which is a race that I lover and that’s obviously very special to me.”
Personally I think Nicky still has some fuel in the tank and given the right bike could get some wins. I believe Nicky works hard and contributed a ton of information and experience on how to make the bike better but really if Hayden and Rossi cannot win it must be the bike!   I understand this is a business but it is sad to see when an athlete puts so much in and the manufacture walks away, no loyalty in sports today.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

6 Over 60 Riding Coast to Coast for Wounded Warriors – 29 days

The group is now in Mitchell SD.  When you think of SD what comes to mind…Mt. Rushmore, Sturgis how about 6 guys over 60 riding for the Wounded Warrior Project?  To date the guys have rode over 1883 miles and for the most part with little troubles.  They continue to meet nice people that welcome them into their homes, provide food and shelter.  This shows there are still great Americans out there that want to help when given the chance.
The gang will ride approximately 1713 miles in the next 26 days.
I will post again soon once I have more news for the ride.



Don’t forget The HelmetMan will donate $5.00 for EVERY bicycle helmet sold to the Wounded Warriors during the ride.

Ride Safe and Enjoy,

Monday, July 8, 2013

6 Over 60 Riding Coast to Coast for Wounded Warriors – 20 days

The group is now in Casper Wyoming!  With a total of 1255 miles completed in 20 days all is still going well and spirits are good.  To date there has been 16 flats and this set us back a bit but nothing too bad.  The elevation changes have been an eye opening -  the hardest ride to date was on day 16 in Idaho Falls where the last five miles had a 10% grade 'this was the hardest ride any of us have done but everyone made it to the summit”.

Here is a video from the local 8 news that you may enjoy.





Don’t forget The HelmetMan will donate $5.00 for EVERY bicycle helmet sold to the Wounded Warriors during the ride.

Ride Safe and Enjoy,