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post #1 of 7 Old 12-19-2006, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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AMA ... what a noisy magazine for motorcyclist.

I just got my first.... issue of american motorcyclist... and it aint squat.....
I do not care who is on top or the next new young & upcoming wanna beeeeesss..
I wanted real people riding real day to day motorcycle....
What a waste of tree this issue truly has been.
I had high hopes for this AMA mag but again it's all about raz with little real rider substance.
thank God for the forums or we would really be hurtin...
Just as fast as the AMA got a new member they will soon find out they will lose more at renewl time.
they got 11 more issues to change my mind......
perhaps it's just a fluke issue... then again.. perhaps not.
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post #2 of 7 Old 12-19-2006, 10:00 PM
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Like any other advertising group the AMA plays to the masses. Dual Sport riders are still a growing but untapped group in the US in my mind. I have had several discussions with the AMA, being as the headquarters are 60 miles from here, and to date most contacts are hard core street or dirt. There seems to be very little middle ground. I have started posting some of the dual sport roads I ride specifying that they are NOT suited for the cruisers. It is my attempt to drop a hint so to speak. :lol: I am also trying to become involved in supporting more local trails near me through the OMTA (Ohio Multiuse Trail Organization).
I'd suggest you use your voice and membership to express your desire for a more "normal guy" oriented magazine and services aimed at helping your cause. If the AMA can spend millions in support of Hog rallies and off road events, I'm sure they can find the money for normal people too. But first we have to be heard. National interest starts with people talking like in this forum, national action starts when you support issues that help your cause. :mrgreen:

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post #3 of 7 Old 12-20-2006, 01:24 AM
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That sounds like a good ideal:
I've been looing at the wifes renewal papers for several weeks now debating on writing another check. I think I will go ahead and write it and put a note in there about how I have no concern about racing bikes, but I do have a love for riding. Maybe if enough people would write a note explaining their love for riding we could see more about everyday riding and a lot less of the races.

I was happy only one of us joined up to start out, I just couldn't see paying for two when the wife and I share everything anyway.

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The major reason I joined was to be able to do AMA sponcered rides. So far that has been just one. While I do road ride on the V-max, I don't putt along like I am leading a funeral procession as I've seen so many HD riders do. That sort of riding bores the crap out of me. I'd love to see a petition do have the AMA start treating Dual Sport riding as a seperate entity unto itself instead of grouping us with the road riders. :roll:

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post #5 of 7 Old 12-20-2006, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
 
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dualsport/enduro has been around since the invention of
the motorcycle. there were no roads when motorcycles first
were built in this country. Real men with uncommon ability
set forth a new way of traveling thru inovation & gile.
AMA plate #1, is what ama racing, is what ama magazine is all about.
I am not going to change racing but we can start our own league of interest.
ADSA american dual-sport association. or whatever one may want to call it.
just a membership, a magazine, & event calendar. for the avg Joe or jane with a multi-surface capable bike.
Everything does not have to evovle around a race conception mentality.
nothing like being out on a group ds ride with known hazards types
& the history of the area already marked off on the topo to add to ones gps maps of adventure.
AMA just does not get the non-race riders. perhaps this exist already?? if so please post url
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Before you get ahead of yourselves, there's already an AMA affiliated Dual Sport Magazine... they also host events and group rides on a regular basis. You might want to get yourself a subscription to these guys first.

http://www.dualsportmagazine.com/

http://www.dualsportnews.com/
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Before you get ahead of yourselves, there's already an AMA affiliated Dual Sport Magazine... they also host events and group rides on a regular basis. You might want to get yourself a subscription to these guys first.

http://www.dualsportmagazine.com/

http://www.dualsportnews.com/
Thanks Biker Scout, good info.

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