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10.13.14 Marina Galperina

The road and parking lot near Meadow Lake at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park has been taken over by speed racers, according to the peeved community and helpless police, reports DNAinfo. They’re riding around after dark, revving their engines, playing loud music and doing the “drift” which is “when a driver speeds up and oversteers their car, then lets […]

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01.30.14 Marina Galperina

Lotfy Nathan’s 12 O’Clock Boys documentary about inner city Baltimore dirt bike race gangs is finally hitting US theaters via Oscilloscope Laboratories. Dramatic slow-motion wheelies aside, it looks like an engrossing and intimate look on the subculture. Follow Pug, who has “been on this Earth a decade and some years… a grown-ass man,” trying to join a […]

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01.29.14 Marina Galperina

Here are some photos from Samara, Russia of the 10th annual international winter motor-sled “Snowdogs” competition that we’ve never heard off. The motorized sleds vary from from what is basically a motorcycle minus one wheel plus some soldered-on metal ski appendages to retro-futuristic, minimal racing bikes to… is that guy riding an airplane engine? It’s […]

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01.27.14 Scott Lynch

This was the 10th Annual Idiotarod — a dogsled street race, but with people instead of dogs and shopping carts instead of sleds — now known as Idiotarodorama or Desistarod because of morons in Alaska who issued a cease and desist (read below). No one called it by the new name or talked law Saturday. They […]

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05.30.12 Allison Burtch

When Dave Trimble held the first Redhook Criterium in 2008, no one knew that a handful of cyclists duking it out on track bikes over Redhook’s cobblestones would turn into a worldwide event. But with five criteriums in Redhook and two in Italy, a dirt-road 80-mile race in the Alaskan wilderness, and an urban midnight […]

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04.06.10 Marina Galperina

Ta-da! Jeff Koons’ art car design for BMW has arrived. Looks like it’s projectile vomiting rainbow strobes or going gay at light speed. Needs more bling! […]

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04.24.09 Will Sherman

Tomorrow, the racing season takes off at Kissena Velodrome with a 2-day omnium-style track meet. Weather for this opening weekend is nearly perfect, so it’s a great opportunity to get out on the track whether or not you’ve raced your track bike before. Just make sure to pre-register and keep the rubber side down. |Kissena| […]

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