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MoJazz @ 6

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MoJazz turns six this week. MotorcycleJazz.com was launched on January 14, 2008 (a day that will live in infamy) but wasn't completely public until the 19th of January 2008. I want to acknowledge all of you for your support. In our first six years we've attracted roughly a half a million visitors from more than 120 countries around the world. It continues to be some ride. 

Donn Dennis
Our rider of the year for 2013 is Donn Dennis, who at 71, is the oldest rider to finish the Tour of Idaho. This is a marvelous accomplishment. He and his partner, Alan Deyo, accumulated more than enough challenge points during their August trip to finish, and more than most other groups who rode at around the same time. Donn has helped us out for many years with some of the way-up-north stuff that we live too far away from to check out as thoroughly as we'd like.  

For his efforts on the Tour, Donn earned a KLIM Dakar jersey and a KLIM hat. Congratulations to Donn, and massive respect. 

Product of the year came down to a contest between the Trail Tech Voyager, the Rekluse Core EXP/Left Hand Rear Brake, and the KLIM ECE F4. All are excellent products, and in the end it came down to the narrowest of  
margins, with the Trail Tech Voyager barely edging out the other two. The Voyager is way more useful that we'd ever imagined that a dirt bike computer could be. When combined with an extremely accurate gps and loads of memory, it becomes more than worth the it's weight and space on any bike. It's base map capability away from being our favorite electronic gizmo of all time, and we hear that Trail Tech is addressing that as we speak.

We had to say goodbye this year to our great friend, Jimmy Stocker, who lost his life while chasing a dream in the Mexican 1000. As bad as losing a riding brother always is, Jimmy's passing was particularly tough. We are all going to miss him a lot, and for a long time. Thanks to our friends at Pocatello Power Sports and KLIM, and with generous help from many of you, we were able to outfit Jimmy's son Jesse Stocker, with a sweet big-wheel Honda CRF150R and a truck load of accessories. We surprised 
Trail Tech Voyager
Jesse Stocker Jesse with his haul at KLIM Dirt Days featuring Jimmy Lewis. This event, our first attempt at hosting anything, was an absolute blast even if we did all work our fannies off for three days in the heat and dust for little in the way of financial return. It was the most fun ever, getting poor! Many thanks to Jimmy Lewis and the Coyotes Motorcycle Club for helping us put together this event.

So here's to another year of great rides, great fun and great stories. Say hello on the forum, on our Facebook Page or on YouTube when you have time. We'll see you out there roadracing, MXGP racing, at hound and hare scrambles, at King of the Motos, on the Tour of Idaho, in the Mojave or somewhere else.

Have a wheelie nice year.

Martin Hackworth

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