Outdoor Motocross Rocks for Millions!

Motocross Rocks, watch this wee clip and give me a thumbs up if you agree and subscribe if you care,

I have passion for motorcycle racing and have had the opportunity to experience so many different forms of the sport. Each discipline offers its own unique challenges and thrills, and it’s wonderful that fans are able to enjoy and appreciate the skills of the riders in each one.

Getting to the events can be just as much fun as watching the races themselves. Whether it’s a grand prix road race or a local observed trial, the atmosphere and camaraderie of the motorcycle community is truly special.

Outdoor motocross is a spectacular sport, and it’s easy to see why it’s so popular with fans. The combination of speed, skill, and daring that the riders bring to the track is truly awe-inspiring, and it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of the race.

Overall, motorcycle racing is a truly dynamic and exciting sport, and having such a strong connection to it has been a big part of my life.

I love hearing about the passion that fans had for the Trans-AMA series. Rain or shine, they were willing to stand and watch their favorite riders compete, and that says a lot about the level of excitement and excitement that the series generated.

Roger DeCoster, Jim Pomeroy, and Brad Lakey were certainly some of the biggest names in the sport during that time, and it’s not surprising that fans remember them so fondly. These riders pushed the limits of what was possible on a motorcycle and set new standards for the sport. Their skills and determination continue to inspire future generations of motocross riders.

Overall, the Trans-AMA series holds a special place in the hearts of many fans and is remembered as a golden era in the history of motocross. (Duncan Fraser for Winding-Roads)

The Video was edited from uTube and Honda Global footage in 2022 will give you an idea of why motocross is so specials, The clip is Honda Centric because that is me, but the reason all the big boys play in the dirt is it sell motorcycles.

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A Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith narration Duncan Fraser

The great Scotsman Adam Smith is considered by many to be the father of Capitalism. The Wealth of Nations is an amazing book that can take you on many an unintended journey. From the Cost of labour to the Cost of War. From Colonization to the true cost of protectionism. Written in 1776 is is still relevant and gives you a perspective from before Canadian Confederation. From the cost efficiency of slavery to its abolishment this is worthy the hours needed to read it. Please click on the YouTube, like it if you do , subscribe if you care and comments are welcome .

The main theme of Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations is the economic principles of free market capitalism. Smith argues that the free market is the most efficient and effective way to allocate resources and create wealth. He also discusses the importance of competition, the role of government in the economy, and the effects of international trade.

Adam Smith was strongly opposed to slavery. He argued that slavery was inefficient and that it was morally wrong to deny people their freedom. He also argued that slavery was a major impediment to economic growth and development.

Emily’s Quest a book by Lucy Maud Montgomery for winding-roads.ca

Emily’s Quest is written by one of Canada’s most beloved writers L.M. Montgomery. It is a book with great visual artistry and a look into the manners of the early 19th century

Seen as a book for children but the historical content and worldliness of the prose make it worth while for anyone. I do not remember how it made it into my bookshelf but reading it as an old man I was quite taken by the characters and a bit jealous of those that have read her before me.

A prolific writer best known for Ann of Green Gables she has been awarded the Order of the British Empire and her books have film and television adaptations. Her book Anne of Green Gables has sold more than 50 million copies and has been translated into more than 30 languages. Lust Google her you will be amazed.

Several novels in the series have been adapted and made into a successful television miniseries. Montgomery museums, plays, and houses on Prince Edward Island draw international visitors.

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Slippery Slopes is a Poem by Duncan Fraser for winding-roads.ca

This was written while contemplating some of the messes our world is going through. The problems I was contemplating were so dire that COV19, which is killing millions, dropped to fourth on my list. Thinking about is seemed like a slippery Slippery Slope that could cause me to slip into despair. Then I wrote this poem.

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Putin’s unjust war on Ukraine has not just impacted those directly under the guns but has drawn the world into an economic tailspin that severely impacts those most vulnerable in our societies. When you are struggling to put food on the table the plight of others is not often foremost on your mind.

Reconciling with our Native Peoples in Canada

As Canadians are coming to grips with the past injustices colonization forced on our First Nations and our original peoples. This has been accelerated by the finding of unmarked graves at sites of resenental schools which has increased the public conscience in this regard, stipulated debate and forced us to recognize our failings.

Getting those that helped us while we were in Afghanistan to Canada

Canada committed forces to Afghanistan in October 2001 and while we were there thousands of Afghans helped us. The Taliban will kill those people if we do not get them here!



Canada can, and must do more to on this issue. All Canadians should be pressuring all governments to collectively come up with a strategy where all Canadians can with dignify have a roof over their heads. There are enormous challenges to overcome but to not do it is a disgrace to our collective conscience.

Negating Extremists

Extremism in most forms is destructive to the well being of the majority. The majority must not be silent or they will regret their inaction

Vaccines for the World

The Joint Technical Symposium held on 16 December by the World Health Organization (WHO), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) highlighted that the world can move quickly when driven by a crisis situation, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Cooperation is a key factor to foster innovation and timely equitable access to health products – for COVID-19 and in preparation for future pandemics. 

And putting food on the table.

Food Banks in Country like Canada are a disgrace. For governments to rely on the generosity of its people and the volunteerism of thousands to deliver food to those who need a hand is a failure of our democracy.

Indeed a slippery slope

When you see a child smile, or a ray of sunshine break through a cloudy sky it makes stop for a moment. In that moment the worlds problems are lessened. I hope my wee poem does that for you, it is a simple thing a smile!

Speedway from 1933 at Wembley to the Modern Era.

My interest in Speedway has been inspired by the great Czechoslovakian Franta Juhan with whom I had the privilege of spending some with. He raced every motorcycle discipline and excelled in them all. Speedway was his thing and he loved it. Watch my blog on Franta Juhan for more.

My copy of the Speedway Annual No2 is the premise for this intro where I show a bit of yesterday and today starting out with some great footage from Wembley in 1933 in front of 55,000 fans and some Modern Speedway featuring recently retired World Champion Greg Hancock.

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In Europe they draw big crowds to these events. What I personally love about it is the feeder system to the national teams.

Speedway is a team sport Towns have that compete against each other. Each race is contested by four riders, and lasts for four laps. Competitions are conducted in a heats format. For each race, riders are awarded points based on their finish position, where 1st place finish carries 3 points, 2nd carries 2, and 3rd place finisher receives 1 point. The rider finishing in 4th place or who does not finish the race does not receive any points. The rider with the most points at the end of the competition is declared the winner.

Wiki says “Motorcycle speedway, usually referred to simply as speedway, is a motorcycle sport involving four and sometimes up to six riders competing over four anti-clockwise laps of an oval circuit. The motorcycles are specialist machines that use only one gear and have no brakes. Racing takes place on a flat oval track usually consisting of dirt, loosely packed shale, or crushed rock (mostly used in Australia and New Zealand). Competitors use this surface to slide their machines sideways, powersliding or broadsiding into the bends. On the straight sections of the track, the motorcycles reach speeds of up to 70 miles per hour (110 km/h).

There are now both domestic and international competitions in a number of countries, including the Speedway World Cup, whilst the highest overall scoring individual in the Speedway Grand Prix events is pronounced the world champion. Speedway is popular in Central and Northern Europe and to a lesser extent in Australia and North America.

Now retired, one of the best is was Greg Hancock from the USA who was a California kid who dominated the sport for over 25 years and practically unknown in the United States but a hero in Europe,

A variant of track racing, speedway is administered internationally by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM). Domestic speedway events are regulated by FIM-affiliated national motor sport federations”.

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The Rites and Rituals of Corporate Life and why Culture is important

Corporate Cultures is a 1982 publication on The Rites and Rituals of Corporate Life by Terrence E. Deal and Allan A. Kennedy.

Much of the subject matter is still relevant. You can be sucked into a whirlpool of ideologies by just using Google and Wikipedia under Corporate Culture. The Corporate Culture created by Steve Jobs at Apple is a great example of how a corporate culture can benefit everyone.

You often do not give culture much thought, but most successful companies will tell you it is worthy of serious consideration. Who and what are you and why should it matter is more than just a catchy byline. It is what binds you to your customers, employees and shareholders.

In a recent PWC report they said ” Now more than ever, senior leaders need to have both a clear and compelling vision and walk the talk. Canadians want to see their companies’ leaders follow through on their commitments to their people. They want to see their leaders setting a clear path towards building trust by giving their people a shared sense of purpose, while also making sure they feel valued, connected and visibly supported.” Countries have cultures that are in a constant state of flux.

In todays Canadian landscape addressing our culture in regards to women, our responsibilities to our aboriginal peoples, our disadvantaged citizens and minorities all need our attention. Being Canadian is an honour, and we can all be part of developing a culture to make us proud. (Duncan Fraser, January, 2023)

Duncan Frasers YouTube on Corporate Culture’s

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Historic Honda Race Bike the CR750 Krause-Yoshimura

The legendary bicycle designer Paul Brodie is given the challenge to make a much needed fender stay for Frankie Juhan’s Historic Honda CR750 Krause-Yoshimura.

Frankie trusted Paul and gave him artistic license with the design.

The results as shown in this video are that of a master craftsman, an avid motorcyclist, historian and a great storyteller. I love the video and hope you do to!

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Fujio Yoshimura visits the Krauss memorial which states

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The Rubaityat of Ohmar Khayyam in Memory of Robert Gunn of 16th. Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery Vancouver, Canada

This introduction to Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam is short reading in memory of the late Robert Gunn of the Royal Canadian Artillery who was the original owner of my copy of the book.

Mr. Gunn was a with the 16th. Battery of the Royal Canadian Artillery from Vancouver.

He passed away at the age of 32 in Sussex England while fighting for our freedom and the right to us to read books like this.

This book It is treasured my myself and has a place of reverence in my home.

With the exception of the Bible and Shakespeare’s collective works, the Rubaiyat must be the most printed book in the world but I had not read any of it until got this copy. I was going through what I call my metaphysical stage in the early sixties and its verses were deeply influential in the restructuring of this street youths mind.

I have referred to it may times since. I hope you do to! There is something for everyone in this wee book. Click on the link below and give me a thumbs up if you like it and subscribe if you care!

Honda CRF450R,Yeti SnowMX and Mountain Moto your ultimate Winter Adventure in Whistler B.C.

Created for Mountain Moto and the Honda Centre in British Columbia, Canada

The #1 snow destination in Canada is Whistler, British Columbia and that is where you will find Mountain Moto. Based in Pemberton, BC, MTN MOTO is your source for backcountry adventure.

Winter is here! Book your adventure with them and your professional guide will showcase what Whistler has to offer, taking you to all the best and most epic secret pow stashes around.

Routes and terrain will be adjusted according to your ability so you can comfortably push your limits!

The best in Snow Bike Adventures Mountain Moto will pair you up with a Honda CRF450R mounted with the incredible Yeti SnowMX kits and take you on backcountry adventure you will never forget.

The Honda Centre in Vancouver has been delivering dreams since 1965 and the Honda CRF450R with a YetiMX Snow Kit could be one of yours!

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Jawa Road Racers by Raymond Ainscoe and Peter Murray forward by Frankie Juhan for winding-roads.ca

My friend Frankie Juhan was invited to write the inserts for Jawa Road Racers by Raymond Ainscoe and Peter Murray

His dad Franta Juhan was a Speedway Champion for Jawa,

The Juhan family, Franta Juhan, Frankie Juhan, and Jaroslav Juhan have collectively won races world wide on two and four wheels.

Franta and Frankie Juhan are an integral part of motorcycling in Canada having supported the sport by assisting riders and events including Road Racing, Motocross, Cross Country, Trials, Flat Track and Ice Racing.

In Jaroslav’s biography written by Jan Kralik and published by Grada “Jaroslav Juhan, Life Without Brakes, the man who brought Porsche to Carrera” there is a great section on Franta Juhan.

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If you would like a more in depth review of the book please let me know and as time permits I will do one.