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Life on Two Wheels Vlog | Shootout/Hell Week



Presented by Bell Helmets

To those who have never taken part in a motocross bike shootout of any kind, the process seems glamorous and fun. After all, what could be better than spinning laps on all of the new bikes and having a blast? Believe me when I say that a lot more goes into it than that. As an organizer of I’d say….over 50 shootouts through the years, there is a ton of preparation and work that goes into each one. Selecting test riders, renting tracks, deciding which rider will wear what, selling sponsorship, shooting photos and videos, deciphering the chicken scratch on a test rider’s evaluation form (it is hard to hand write with arm pump!), and a whole lot more. Still, it is a good time to spend time at the track with my best friends and more. This week’s vlog has all the usual stuff, plus a whole lot from our 2023 450 Shootout.

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 Comment

  1. Jordan Malama December 1, 2022

    Long time listener first time caller here. I watched this vlog and it was disappointing to see that you left yelling get a leash f**** in your edit. I thought that the Life on Two Wheels Vlog was a little cooler than that.

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