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Life on Two Wheels Editor’s Vlog | Worst Week Ever


Presented by Bell Helmets

The challenging thing about committing to creating a weekly vlog is the tough times. LOTW is meant to give a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the fun my staff and I have as we create the content for swapmotolive.com, but this could be the most personal vlog entry yet. Seven years ago, my family and I adopted a Siberian Husky and he became my best buddy in short order. Yuki joined me on MTB rides and days at the moto track, and he was taken from me only a few days after we learned that he had a cancerous tumor on his liver. Needless to say, I didn’t spend any days on my motorcycle last week as my mind was not straight, but I was able to find some peace of mind on my bicycle. Not to worry – next week’s vlog already has a stack of clips that are sure to be fun! 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. Will August 2, 2021

    Swap, I am so sorry about Yuki….it is one of the worst things when your dog passes away. I have never gotten over my chocolate Lab Hunter who passed away New Years Eve 2015. Your family and you are in my prayers. Will