Friday
Oct022015

Shredding up retirement: Edmonton motocross racer still ripping dirt at 78

 

A 78-year-old man has become a local attraction in Edmonton for his passion for motocross racing, a sport he’s loved for more than six decades.

Steen Hansen, who is originally from Denmark, first brought his bike to Canada in the 1960s. He’s gone on to win races around the world and was recently inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

Now living with his wife in a retirement complex , Hansen regularly rides his Husqvarna motocross bike at a local track to keep his mind and body sharp.

 

Hansen is passionate about fitness and regularly works out to keep his body in top shape for the demanding physical sport. He’s had his fair share of injuries, but so far nothing has dissuaded him from the extreme sport.

And while Hansen`s wife used to worry about his hobby, she says she’s more or less given up.

“He's not as crazy as he used to be, let's put it that way,” Marion Hansen said with a laugh.

Steen Hansen says motocross racing keeps his brain and body fit, even after retirement.

“I feel good, especially when I beat some of the younger ones,”

Thursday
Oct012015

Drone Film Festival...Stuntman

 

Watch South African professional stuntman Warren Germishuys do what he loves best... riding motocross. Filmed entirely by drone at Table Mountain in Cape Town this film offers a glimpse into his epic lifestyle and how much fun it is to shred trails on a bike.

 

 

Wednesday
Sep302015

MXDN... Spirit & Spectacle!

This picture captures the spirit and spectacle that is the MXDN.

 

Tuesday
Sep292015

25th Annual DC Vet Homecoming

 

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -The 25th Annual DC Vet Homecoming took place this past weekend, September 26 and 27, with the ultimate tribute to the veterans of motocross and Big Dave Coombs. The legendary High Point Raceway in Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania, hosted an epic "throwback" fun-filled weekend of racing and activities. "DC" was Big Dave Coombs, one of the most influential motorcycle enthusiasts in the history of motocross and off-road racing. Together with his wife and partner Rita, from their home in Morgantown, West Virginia, Coombs was the driving force behind the creation of motocross and off-road motorcycle racing as we know it today. To honor his involvement, this special event takes place annually at High Point Raceway, a national track co-founded by Coombs.

Todd Streit turned heads with his excellent vintage look.photo: Fredrickson

On Saturday, September 26, the Grand Prix Moto-X Country race took place, featuring a mix of obstacles including a grass track, woods sections, and a motocross track. Eight-time Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) champion Barry Hawk competed in 40+ A/B, 35+, and 30+, winning all six motos. Honorary Grand Marshal Chuck Sun dominated both the 50+ and 55+ classes after traveling to the East Coast from Las Vegas, Nevada. Sunday's 25th Annual DC Vet Homecoming was fully dedicated to motocross, offering classes ranging from 65cc support to 60+ classes. Sun raced the 50+ A division where he finished 6-3 for fourth overall. During intermission, Sun switched from racer to judge as he picked the winners of the bike show and vintage contests. The Vintage Bike Show competition consisted of bikes ranging from pre-1996 to 2005. In the classic four-stroke division (pre-1996), Don Green's BSA Dick Mann replica bike stole the show, winning his class division and being voted "Best in Show."