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Life on Two Wheels Editors Vlog | Thankful



Presented by Bell Helmets

Happy Thanksgiving week everyone! If there’s one thing in this world I know, it is that my staff and I are the luckiest guys in the world because we get to make a living on and around two wheels. The past year and a half since launching Swapmoto Live have been an adventure, to say the least, and I am especially grateful for the friends, family, and advertisers who have supported our new media endeavor. That said, thank you for supporting our website, YouTube channel, and social media outlets, as we try to deliver the most intriguing moto content in the sport.

Last week was jam-packed with activities, so much so, that I couldn’t remember what day of the week I did what! From spending time at the track gathering content with the pros, to riding mountain bikes with buddies, to giving the Musquin family the tour of my favorite trails, to riding and racing myself…last week was one heck of a good time. I’m far from 100% following my big crash in Salt Lake City back in June, but if this is the new normal, I’m blessed to be able to do the things that I love most, even if I am weaker and slower. When I was a teenager I never dreamt that I’d be doing the things that I am at 52 years old, and being able to live life to its fullest is something I will never take for granted. Thanks for watching!

Donn Maeda

Donn Maeda is a 30-year veteran in moto-journalism, having worked at Cycle News and Dirt Rider before launching MXracer Magazine and TransWorld Motocross Magazine. Maeda is the Editor-In-Chief at Swapmoto Live and you can catch him on a dirt bike or in the saddle of a mountain bike on most days.

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  1. Matthew Kurtz November 25, 2020

    Great vlog! I for one am very thankful you started Swap Moto Live! Always the best interviews and up to date info. Keep up your great work Donn!

  2. Brian Russell November 25, 2020

    Vlog is the best content in moto! Well done