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Rainy Day Blues on the Pro Taper Kickstart Podcast



Presented by Pro Taper

It’s been dumping here in Southern California for a couple of days now and that means no riding! That doesn’t mean that there isn’t plenty of bench racing to be done, though, and this week we cover the Honda HRC team intro, Justin Cooper on a 450, AC’s elbow, ugly riding kits, and more!


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 Stanley December 12, 2022

    All I want for Christmas is A-Ray and Donn racing three wheelers on a turn track in a soy field in good looking kits that everyone can agree on. Call it the Edamame National!

  2. Tim A December 12, 2022

    Rock on SML! Snow and ice go away

  3. Chef seany December 13, 2022

    Hey guys huge fan and I agree with you guys on the podcast suggestions I think you should pick random locations to talk to the guest and that will allow them to be more relaxed and real with the answers it the fans can get a lot more insight on how they really are

  4. Marcus December 13, 2022

    25 days for you to soak the rest of a-ray’s clutch packs…better get with it

  5. Sean Leeson December 15, 2022

    Yo! Been repping SML and Sketchy out here in North Cackalacky for 2+ years now. How bout a little merch love to help spread the moto gospel? Love you! XOXO

  6. Michael D December 15, 2022

    Man you called it. Got my Murrieta jury duty summons in the mail this week! Love the podcast. Thanks for the great content. Helps get me thru the work week( and upcoming jury duty) until I can ride on the weekend.

  7. Schmalix Gay December 21, 2022

    The RDX 2.2 comes complete with safety and comfort features that are second to none! Constructed with a Full Tilt RDX Pivot system, the 2.2 allows for the natural flexibility of your feet and lower legs all while maintaining rigid lateral form. Each buckle on the RDX is constructed of alloy aluminum and features a double pin locking system for a secure closure every time you ride. The soles of your feet are covered with a full, “Army Rubber” bonded sole carrying an interior full steel shank for added rigidity, protection and strength.

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