On the home front, Kevin Schwantz was screwed out of his future role at the new Austin track, and there's no sign that the fad for ironic facial hair will end any time soon so hip motorcycle shops are populated by kids who look like Hutterite carpenters.
Is there really nothing to be thankful for? Well, I can tell you that as a motorcycle journalist, I've compiled a list of things I'm thankful for, and here it is:
|10.) Helmet laws, or rather the lack thereof|
|9.) Electric motorcycle racing|
8.) YouTube failsAs long as idiots love motorcycles, and filming each other with camera phones, there will always be a way to kill an idle couple of minutes.
7.) YouTube savesWhile you'll only watch each fail once, but I guarantee you'll replay this mind-boggling saves.
|6.) The AMA|
|5.) Print-on-Demand book publishing|
|4.) The resurgence of small bikes|
|3.) Flat Track|
|2.) Global Warming|