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Res­i­dent tri­als ex­pert An­drew Ol­dar com­peted from the ages of seven to 21; he’s a nat­u­ral on a mo­tocross bike and tests for Dirt Rider. So we were as­ton­ished to find that Ol­dar didn’t have his mo­tor­cy­cle en­dorse­ment. Af­ter a quick trip to the DMV, we stuck him on a Tri­umph Street Scram­bler and sent him on a 260-mile ex­cur­sion to El Camino del Di­ablo. Find it on page 54.


Au­thor of Mo­tor­cy­cles I’ve Loved and Good Morn­ing, Mid­night, Brooks-dal­ton penned “Why Do We Do This To Our­selves” on page 70. Her shorter work has ap­peared in a va­ri­ety of pub­li­ca­tions, in­clud­ing The New York Times. Af­ter spend­ing a year and a half trav­el­ing the US and liv­ing out of her truck, she re­cently set­tled in LA, where she is work­ing on a new book.


Writer Sam Smith is mix of con­tra­dic­tions: a South­erner liv­ing in the North­west, a Seat­tleite who loves the sun, and a bike nerd with a day job at Road & Track. His work has ap­peared in Cy­cle World, The New York Times, and Esquire. We sent him to spend a day with the leg­endary Mal­colm Smith, on page 62. He re­turned des­per­ately want­ing an old Husky, but then, who doesn’t?


Be­tween work­outs, Josh Con­don has served as an editor at Road & Track, De­tails, and The Drive, penned sto­ries for Men’s Jour­nal and Au­to­mo­bile, and au­thored the book The Art of Fly­ing. Nat­u­rally, we asked him to do the heavy lift­ing with our piece on the com­par­a­tive fit­ness of mo­tor­cy­cle-rid­ing ath­letes on page 46.


Jenny Linquist is a fear­less pho­tog­ra­pher who has aimed her glass at every­thing from cross-coun­try Ural slogs to back woods off-road ral­lies. A lover of bikes, cars and the places they go, she now calls Seat­tle home. Linquist lives there with her hus­band, Mike, and their Bor­der col­lie, Clyde. For this is­sue, she cap­tured Rob Root’s ex­quis­ite 1938 Har­ley-david­son U on page 22.

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