Monday, January 30, 2012

Marshalls Leisure Products Discounts

Clark from Marshall's Has some great news! They will be offering 10% discounts to all racers on gear, helmets and parts if they present their member card. We would also like to say that we can order in custom approved helmets by this weekend and if they don't have time to stop into our store we will be bringing approved helmets,gear and goggles to next weekends race in sylvan.
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Friday, January 27, 2012

Marshall's Leisure Products Sponsors SGC

Check out one of our new sponsors for the 2012 Ice Race Season Marshall's Leisure Products located in Red Deer, Alberta! They are located at 6838 50th Ave In Red Deer. Tell them we sent you!

Eric Gorr 2-stroke Maintenance Guide, Jetting guides

Well ice race season is upon us! And so are the blown up bikes, here is a 2 stroke guide to help you along your way, This is Eric Gorr's Guide to keeping your 2 stroke running clean and strong!

Also check out his jetting guide and carb maintainence

West Bragg Creek Clear Cut!

SRD and Spray Lakes Saw Mills intend to clear cut log much of the West Bragg Creek trail system this summer as fire mitigation. The map on the link provided below shows that over 25 km of pristine trails will be impacted. There are other fabulous mountain bike trails through this area that are not on the map. All of it will be either wiped out completely or restored to what Spray Lakes defines as “functional”, which we all know means a water eroded clay track through a clear cut.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

SGC hits the Radio!

SGC is hitting the radio waves to let everyone know about our up coming races in Sylvan, Rocky Mountain House & Rimbey!

Check out Sunny 94 for 60s 70s and 80s, and Kraze 101.3 for all the Hit Music!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Got Dust? Glen Helen 2012 did!

Think some of the Alberta Races had bad dust? Think Again! Here is a helmet cam video from Glen Helen Motocross Race over some fast quad like terrain.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Airdrie ice racer looking forward to 2012 season

Covy Moore/Rocky View PublishingAirdrie ice racer looking forward to 2012 season

Jan 11, 2012 06:18 pm | By Covy Moore | Airdrie City View
The Second Gear Club ice racing season will begin Jan. 15 with the Chestermere Chiller.

Ice racing is a sport featuring dirt bike riders, riding on an oval track on a frozen lake using studded tires. The Second Gear Club holds six races from January through March, starting with the Chestermere event.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Thin ice reschedules 2012 Opener

Thin ice reschedules race

***Jan.15   Chestermere  Lake  CANCELLED
Jan.29   Gull Lake, Rimbey***

By Chris Simnett — Reporter
Airdrie Echo

Posted 8 hours ago
The oval ice races for motorcycles, sidecars and quads scheduled for Jan. 15 at Chestermere Lake have been postponed due to thin ice caused by the recent warm weather.
The races are rescheduled for 11 a.m. on Jan. 29 at Chestermere Lake and could be held at Gull Lake in Central Alberta if the warm weather persists.
"It's just not safe for us to race," says Rhonda Pechout, event coordinator for the Second Gear Motorcycle Club.
There is eight inches of ice on the lake right now and 18 inches is needed to race.
"We just have to hope for colder weather so we can get more ice at Chestermere," says Pechout. "We need -20 C to get one inch of ice per day. If we can get some cold weather it will push ice down quickly."
Many of the local racers have been practicing at the Ghost Reservoir and are rarin' to go on the 29th. The Ghost reservoir can't be used for racing because there are turbines under the water and the ice often separates from the shoreline creating potentially hazardous conditions.
Airdrie racers scheduled to compete in the Jan. 29 event include Mitch Brown (Expert - motorcycle), Monty Brown (Expert & Veteran Champion - motorcycle and sidecar), Mike Hand (new motorcycle racer), Billy Ling (Expert champion - quad), Bill Mackie (Expert champion - quad), Danny Hewitt (Expert Champion - motorcycle), Brittany Wilson (Women's - motorcycle) and Patrick Marques (Expert - motorcycle).

Monday, January 2, 2012

2012 Calgary Motorcycle Show Jan 6-8 Review

Hope you had a chance to stop by for a visit this past weekend at the Calgary Motorcycle Show.
The Second Gear Club and the Offroad Motorcycle Training Institute (OMTI) had a great weekend meeting new people and visiting with so many familiar faces.  Lots of comments from people looking for the trials demo that the show was unable to offer this year.  But we were able to reach out to many people with super videos on two 47" TV's that Memory Express allowed us to use in our booth.  Great setup.