MADNESS PHOTOGRAPHY

Madness Photography started as an official, serious company in 1998.
But the history of Madness Photography started long before. Onno “Berserk” Wieringa, founder and owner of Madness Photography, has been a self-taught photographer since he was a little kid and started to take pictures of something he loved since the day he was born: motorcycles!

His motorcycles
After he finished high school, he started working for various Harley-Davidson shops, where he learned to work on bikes. At the age of 17, he already owned two Triumph’s and when he was eighteen he had four Triumphs and a Suzuki GT 750. After getting his drivers license, when he was eighteen, the Triumphs all had to go and were replaced by a bike that he had wanted since the day he was born; a Harley-Davidson. This bike is still in his life; it’s an FXE-F 1200 Super Glide Fat Bob, which has been rebuild and modified endlessly and ridden for many miles. Going everywhere on the bike, there was one thing he always had in his pocket; his camera!
At the age of 23 he started drag racing, and he and his team named “Midnight Madness”, raced the bike on all the major races and drag strips all over Europe. He has competed in many classes; starting with the Street bikes, than Ultimate Street Bike, Super Stock, Pro-Stock, and then finally in the fastest gas burning class; Top Gas! Also again taking thousands of photo’s of everything interesting, at every racetrack! Being a racer for more than 18 years gave him insight in the world of fast bikes, and he’s still involved in the world of drag racing as a helper/mechanic and of course photographer / reporter.

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TEAM HERO EBR FINISHES IN TOP TWENTY IN SPAIN


TEAM HERO EBR FINISHES IN TOP TWENTY IN SPAIN
Alkmaar, April 16, 2014 - Team Hero EBR secured last weekend another solid set of results in the World Superbike races at MotorLand Aragon and is now heading to the Netherlands for the WSBK-races on the famous Assen TT circuit on April 27.


Race 1 on the Aragon circuit saw both riders make excellent starts, ending the opening lap several places higher than they had qualified. Comfortably ahead of the BMW machines, the EBR 1190RX machine of Aaron ran inside the top 20 eventually finishing in 17th position. Geoff on the other hand was forced to retire from 22nd position on lap 5 with a technical problem which thankfully was able to be resolved for race 2.

The opening race result is especially satisfying given the fact that Aaron had never ridden at Aragon before, and Team Hero EBR expected the character of the circuit to make it a difficult weekend. To start 25th and finish 17th is credit to the whole team.


In race two both riders made slight adjustments to their EBR 1190RX machines in an event to close the gap to the point scoring finishers. In slightly warmer conditions both riders finished, with Aaron once again ahead of both BMW machines. Geoff completed his first race of the season in 20th.

Geoff May: “I am sorry I was out of the game in Race 1 because I need to test as much as possible. Anyway, I am happy because I healed properly after the Phillip Island crash and I really look forward to the next race in Assen, to make a another step forward with the development of the bike.”


Aaron Yates: “I feel satisfied. I completed both the races, collecting a lot of data for the team and we also tried a couple of adjustments to the bike that will help us to be faster starting from the next race in Assen.”

Giulio Bardi – Team Manager: “We can be satisfied for this race because Aragon is a fast track and we were obviously going to suffer with the long straight. Aaron and Geoff did a great job along with our mechanics and we collected a lot of important data to better develop our EBR 1190RX. Every session on track we got an improvement and I feel confident we will do even better at the next race, in Assen.”

Edwin Belonje Managing Director EBR Europe: “EBR is looking forward to the World Superbike in Assen on April 27, one of the biggest sport events of the year in the Netherlands, with more than 45.000 motorsport fans. Assen is the next stop of Team Hero EBR and I hope we will again make some progress, though we just started the WSBK adventure. I am proud that we will be able to present the EBR 1190RX and Team Hero EBR to the Dutch fans.”

woensdag 16 april 2014/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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Motorbike thieves tortured with venomous ants

Amazon villagers torture motorbike thieves with venomous ants
Two suspects tied to tree swarming with deadly ants for three days


Amazon villagers took revenge on two suspected motorcycle thieves by tying them to a tree swarming with venomous ants for three days.

Bolivian authorities say the men, aged 18 and 19, nearly died of stings from fire ants in Ayopaya.

They were freed on Saturday when relatives paid a ransom of nearly $3.700,00, nearly four times the average annual Bolivian wage.

Dr Roberto Paz of Cochabamba hospital told reporters yesterday that one of the men remained in intensive care while the other had undergone dialysis for kidney failure.

A sister of one of the men, who are accused of stealing three motorbikes, said they were held for three days and would have died if relatives had not paid the ransom, demanded as compensation for the missing motorcycles.

Fire ants produce venom which can be deadly but is also used in small doses as a traditional treatment for arthritis.

(Source Visordown)


dinsdag 15 april 2014/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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