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ed in years of unintelligible discourse
spewed about your publication. Thank
you for your time.
Tom says that everything he writes
is about injury—or caused by injury.
In reading Les Brinkley’s posting in
the “Riders Write” section, I can’t help
but wonder if this guy has a slight
case of tunnel vision. Back in the day,
I resisted the trend to install hand-
guards on my moto machine because
it didn’t look as cool, but now, I can’t
imagine riding without them. Has Mr.
Les ever had the opportunity to ride
a big enduro/adventure rig? Like the
bikes, they are huge fun. Of course,
now that I’m considered a “senior,”
the thought of riding up and through
Alaska has much more appeal than
getting big air over a triple. I for one
am enjoying the adventure section of
your mag. I still get my off-road fix,
and I don’t have to buy two separate
magazines to see the big-bike stuff.
By the way, who is that grinning bozo
in the last issue?
The letter mentioned here was in
the December 2013 issue of DB and
was critical of our coverage of adventure bikes.
Rest in peace, Kurt. I am truly sorry
for the loss of this amazing rider. My
condolences go out to all his family
and people who were close to him
and had the privilege of knowing him.
Life is so twisted; we can never be
ready for the tragedies it throws at us.
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Such a talent. He rides with his dad
RIP, Kurt! I hope you are up there
ripping it up with Danny Hamel.
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Dear Dirt Bike,
You should do an article on inju-
ries. Regrettably, injuries are common
within our beloved sport, but their
occurrence and severity can be miti-
gated in important ways beyond just
wearing proper riding gear. It would
be pertinent to explore the most
common ones, such as to wrists,
knees (I am inspired to write due to a
Webb’s head injury, which has result-