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Dirt Bike Racers And Pro Surfers Switch At Surfercross 2019

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This summer marked the 21st running of Surfercross, a competition that pits dirt bike racers against surfers. Two-man teams are chosen at random, from a lottery.
This summer marked the 21st running of Surfercross, a competition that pits dirt bike racers against surfers. Two-man teams are chosen at random, from a lottery. (Max Mandell/)

The Southern California pro motocross and surf communities came together earlier this week during this summer's 2019 Surfercross contest. The two-day event allows athletes and industry professionals to trade places for a day, and try out each other's respective sport. Day 1 is spent racing, in a traditional two-moto (race) format at Milestone Motocross Park. Competitors swap their bikes for surfboards on day 2, competing in an elimination-style heat format at Trail Six inside San Onofre State Beach.

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“Really the whole goal is to make it fun,” says Jeremy Albrecht, who started the event while living and working inside the motorcycle industry in Southern California. Fast-forward to today and he’s based from North Carolina and team manager of Joe Gibbs Racing. “It’s cool to watch surfers that have never ridden. They love motorcycles and hopefully it gives them a reason to go out and buy a bike. Same thing for the dirt bike guys. They have a surf, enjoy it, and go buy a surfboard.”

The 21st running of Surfercross was dedicated to former Surfercross champ and world-class surfer Sunny Garcia. Little is known about the exact condition of the 49-year-old surfer, having been hospitalized since May, after a failed suicide attempt. The Road 2 Recovery Foundation is currently accepting donations to help offset medical costs incurred by the Garcia family.

Check out some of our favorite photos from this year’s event. Interested in competing next year? Sign-up occurs on the first day of the event. Bring your bike, surfboard, cooler, and sunscreen! See you next year.

Australian 250 Supercross champ (2016/2017) Jackson Richardson took part in this year’s event, enjoying some dusty California dirt.
Australian 250 Supercross champ (2016/2017) Jackson Richardson took part in this year’s event, enjoying some dusty California dirt. (Max Mandell/)Racers jump from the starting gate during the moto race at Milestone Motocross Park.
Racers jump from the starting gate during the moto race at Milestone Motocross Park. (Max Mandell/)Local pro Ford Heit adds a bit of style during the moto day at Milestone Motocross Park.
Local pro Ford Heit adds a bit of style during the moto day at Milestone Motocross Park. (Max Mandell/)California racers RJ Wageman and Ricky Yorks battle for position at Milestone Motocross Park.
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All out war against Biker Clubs. Police have vowed to crack down on bikers From Black Pistons, Outlaws, Hells Angels and Red Devils

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The Outlaws haven’t tried to camouflage their clubhouse at 18 Ladouceur St. Spotlights and blacked-out windows make it clear this isn’t your average Hintonburg home, to say nothing of the Outlaws’ signage and acronym marking the property as biker turf. Even its black and white paint job pays homage to the motorcycle gang’s colours, which flood the street on warm weekend evenings when its members roll up, ready to party.

It was the most run-of-the-mill neighbourhood concern that prompted residents to reach out to this newspaper about the Ladouceur Street clubhouse. Their neighbour makes noise – a lot of it – at all hours when they’re in town. Bikes idle, rev and roar down the street, startling sleeping households. It’s a cycle that continues until the festivities finally wind down.

 

These residents say calls to bylaw, police and the area’s city councillor have done nothing to curb this ongoing headache.

Ottawa bylaw said it’s received “a few complaints” about noise on Ladouceur “that have been investigated,” and directed inquiries about a specific property to the city’s freedom of information and privacy office. Kitchissippi Coun. Jeff Leiper declined repeated requests to be interviewed for this story, referring questions about the Outlaws to police. Ottawa police said noise concerns should go to b

Top GoPro Hero 7 Accessories For All Of Your Adventures

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Keep your GoPro Hero above water with this floating grip and other top accessories.
Keep your GoPro Hero above water with this floating grip and other top accessories. (Amazon/)

Your GoPro Hero 7—or Hero 6 or Hero 5—comes with the bare essentials needed to start recording your own videos, with the exception of a micro SD card. You get two mounts and the frame to secure your camera—that’s it. It’s impossible to capture your cross-country treks and moto shenanigans with two measly sticky mounts.

If you affix both of those mounts to your bike, what are you going to do when you get to your destination? Leave your camera on your motorcycle? The GoPro Hero is the ultimate action camera, not just a motorcycle camera. It's meant to live with you as you go snorkeling, surfing, hiking, skydiving, waterskiing, or strapped to your furry friend at the dog park. We've compiled some of the best accessories for your GoPro Hero so you can get the most out of it.

Neewer 50-In-1 GoPro Hero Accessory Kit

The must-have accessory kit for every GoPro owner.
The must-have accessory kit for every GoPro owner. (Amazon/)

It's hard to piece together a complete GoPro Hero accessory kit, and purchasing each mount by itself is costly. The 50-in-1 GoPro Hero Accessory Kit contains every mount you could ever need, at a price that allows you to spring for another battery or a larger SD card.

One of the pieces included in this kit is a chest strap that fits over your jacket. If you ride with a backpack, there’s a mount that attaches to your shoulder strap. The suction cup mount works great on flat pieces of bodywork, the gas tank, or windscreen, as long as it isn’t overly curved. Five standard GoPro sticky mounts ensure that you can get the perfect angle on your bike.

The tripod is perfect for setting up on the apex of a turn as you blow past it. Just be careful during the setup process and pay attention to traffic and road conditions. The floating grip and selfie stick are not intended to be used on your bike, but give you a reason to take your GoPro everywhere with you.

Kupton Waterproof Case For GoPro Hero 7, Hero 6 Black, Or Hero 5 Black

Keep your GoPro protected for half the cost.
Keep your GoPro protected for half the cost. (Amazon/)

When GoPro created the Hero 5, it ditched the clear, full-coverage plastic housing in favor of a frame housing that clamps around the perimeter of the camera. It made the Hero 5 waterproof up to 32.8 feet and added an interchangeable lens protector to counteract the loss of the housing, but lost the total protection that the full-coverage case added.

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