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Mama Tried Brings the Ruckus Back to Brewtown in 2024

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Although technically distinct events, Mama Tried wouldn’t be the same without the Flat Out Friday races. Maclain “The Bear” Drucker (24) holds off Daniel Bromley (64) in the AA (Pro) races.
Although technically distinct events, Mama Tried wouldn’t be the same without the Flat Out Friday races. Maclain “The Bear” Drucker (24) holds off Daniel Bromley (64) in the AA (Pro) races. (Cathy Drexler/)

Since 2014, the Mama Tried Motorcycle Show and the Flat Out Friday race have been a showcase for builder culture, custom bikes, and lighthearted mayhem. It’s not everyone’s cuppa, as the English say. Some folks huff and puff about the pointlessness of choppers and custom bikes and the rowdy atmosphere. It’s not that they’re wrong. They’re just not partying correctly.

For the less dogmatic among us, it’s a welcome break from the Midwest winter and a great excuse to party in Cream City (aka Milwaukee). It’s about imagination and engineering running riot in flake paint and TIG welding. Calling Mama Tried a “chopper show” is only half right. There are also EVs, ‘70s survivors, Franken-bikes, and plenty of real dirt and patina. Plus, dozens of hopeful vendors with parts, accessories, gadgets, and new gear.

It all kicks off with the Flat Out Friday races at Fiserv Arena. It’s usually clad in a parquet floor for the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks. But one night every year, aspiring racers and various ne’er-do-wells fill the arena with exhaust fumes and lay down rubber on the Dr Pepper syrup-prepared surface. Last year was a hoot, but this year brought out even finer costumery and livery concepts. Tea time while racing? That’s rich.

Photographer Cathy Drexler has been shooting the event since 2016. What’s her take on Mama Tried?

“It’s a uniquely Milwaukee experience that has a happy way of bringing us together over our love of bikes.”

Truer words were never spoken. So take a load off, grab a cold one, and check out the 2024 edition of Mama Tried and Flat Out Friday in glorious color and pixels.

Flat Out Friday always brings high class and fashion in equal measure.
Flat Out Friday always brings high class and fashion in equal measure. (Cathy Drexler/)
James “Jimbo” DeLisle (963) boxes out Dan “Dangerous Dan” Jacobson (39) in the Masters class, Flat Out Friday.
James “Jimbo” DeLisle (963) boxes out Dan “Dangerous Dan” Jacobson (39) in the Masters class, Flat Out Friday. (Cathy Drexler/)
An unidentified future 50cc champion holds their own on the track, Flat Out Friday.
An unidentified future 50cc champion holds their own on the track, Flat Out Friday. (Cathy Drexler/)
Kaleb Zink (15) applies Team Green grit to his orange Harley-Davidson in the Vintage class, Flat Out Friday.
Kaleb Zink (15) applies Team Green grit to his orange Harley-Davidson in the Vintage class, Flat Out Friday. (Cathy Drexler/)
Where my zip-ties at? Donovan LeVan’s BSA puts power (and pipe) to pavement in the Vintage class, Flat Out Friday.
Where my zip-ties at? Donovan LeVan’s BSA puts power (and pipe) to pavement in the Vintage class, Flat Out Friday. (Cathy Drexler/)
Conflict of interest? Andrew Clark (52) and an unidentified race official team up on the parade lap, Flat Out Friday.
Conflict of interest? Andrew Clark (52) and an unidentified race official team up on the

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By: Anders T. Carlson
Title: Mama Tried Brings the Ruckus Back to Brewtown in 2024
Sourced From: www.motorcyclistonline.com/photo-galleries/mama-tried-motorcycle-show-2024/
Published Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2024 21:36:17 +0000

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Level Up: A BMW K100 café racer with a John Player Special vibe

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BMW K100 café racer by Motocrew
Despite its increasing popularity, the 1980s K-series BMW remains a difficult bike to customize. There’s hardly an inch of it that isn’t blocky, angular, or just plain awkward—so it takes a sharp eye and deft hand to massage it into a slick and cohesive café racer. Enter Chris Scholtka.

Based in Cottbus, Germany, Chris splits his time between his job as a firefighter and his after-hours custom bike-building endeavor, Motocrew. He cracked the code for building razor-sharp BMW K-series café racers a while ago, and he’s produced a handful of them since. But his latest build—a 1984 BMW K100 café racer—hits a little differently.

BMW K100 café racer by Motocrew

The project was commissioned by a friend who had found a 1984 BMW K100 that was in great shape and wanted it customized. He naturally called Chris first—but Chris was hesitant to take the job.

“My first thought that it wasn’t a good idea,” he explains, “because I don’t want to build the same shit again and again. But this time my customer had a big enough budget to build something unique. So I said yes, and, after a couple of hours brainstorming with him, we settled on a basic setup.”

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Level Up: A BMW K100 café racer with a John Player Special vibe
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Published Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2024 18:56:31 +0000

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Duel Between Noah Lyles And Christian Coleman In The 60M At World Championships

<figure style="display: block; margin-bottom: 1rem;"><img width="925" height="520" src="https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/GettyImages-204269990411.jpg?w=925" class="attachment-large size-large wp-post-image" alt="Noah Lyles" decoding="async" loading="lazy" srcset="https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/GettyImages-204269990411.jpg 1600w, https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/GettyImages-204269990411.jpg?w=300&h=169 300w, https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/GettyImages-204269990411.jpg?w=768&h=432 768w, https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/GettyImages-204269990411.jpg?w=1024&h=576 1024w, https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/GettyImages-204269990411.jpg?w=1536&h=864 1536w, https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/GettyImages-204269990411.jpg?w=107&h=60 107w, https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/GettyImages-204269990411.jpg?w=902&h=507 902w, https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/GettyImages-204269990411.jpg?w=622&h=350 622w, https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/GettyImages-204269990411.jpg?w=1244&h=700 1244w, https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/GettyImages-204269990411.jpg?w=291&h=164 291w, https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/GettyImages-204269990411.jpg?w=582&h=328 582w" sizes="(max-width: 925px) 100vw, 925px" /></figure><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/GettyImages-204269990411.jpg?w=150&h=150&crop=1" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Noah Lyles" decoding="async" loading="lazy" srcset="https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/GettyImages-204269990411.jpg?w=150&h=150 150w, https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/GettyImages-204269990411.jpg?w=100&h=100 100w, https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/GettyImages-204269990411.jpg?w=200&h=200 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p id="par-1_1"> </p>
<p id="par-2_42">There is an exciting duel ahead between Noah Lyles, who made a name for himself in the 60 meters this winter, and Christian Coleman, world record holder and 2018 world champion. But, Coleman’s experience may not be enough against his strong rival.</p>
<p id="par-3_118">Noah Lyles was already a good technician, a true sprinter (1.82 m), aligned and a 200 m specialist. Since he began working seriously on the straight to increase his medal chances – and especially to make history – the Florida man has focused on the 60 m. That event is a concentration of technical demands and physical effort. “I worked on this for seven years and this season I finally succeeded!” he exclaimed in Boston after breaking his record (6’44). A more efficient start, a good transition in the middle and a strong end to the race: that is the new recipe for Lyles, who was even faster three weeks ago at the U.S. Championships (6.43 in Albuquerque.</p>
<p id="par-4_106">World record holder Christian Coleman (6.34) is slowly approaching 30 (he turns 28 on March 6), but he is still performing miracles. The former U.S. soccer player, with a more compact build than his rival (6’5″), was way ahead of Lyles in the final of the national championships, their only straight duel this winter. His speed and low starting stance are two of his strengths, but after that the whole thing is more erratic. The shoulder line shifts, leading to loose movements. This lack of agility is felt at the end of the race, which he continued to suffer from in 2018, during his record-breaking season.</p>
<p id="par-5_93"><strong>Coleman on the path of comeback</strong><br>Noah Lyles is a rookie as the 26-year-old competes in his first-ever World Indoor Championships in Glasgow, three weeks after his first-ever national title in the 60 meters in Albuquerque. In terms of format, there is nothing crazy on Scottish soil, with heats in the morning and semifinals and finals in the evening. The distance is new, but the favorite status is not. Lyles likes to be in the spotlight: it amuses and stimulates him. His biggest challenge will surely be channeling his boundless energy throughout the day.</p>
<p id="par-6_93">Coleman, however, has lost only three times in 40 races (including heats) since the winter of 2016. He has the four fastest times in history (6’34 in 2018 and three times 6’37, in 2018 and 2020). But in the final of the 2022 World Championships in Belgrade, when he had just returned from a suspension for not fulfilling his whereabouts obligations, he was beaten by 3 thousandths by Italian <a href="https://www.sportscasting.com/tag/olympics/">Olympic</a> champion Marcell Jacobs (6.407 vs. 6.410). This slap in the face is undoubtedly enough for the Atlanta sprinter to put things in order.</p>

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Title: Duel Between Noah Lyles And Christian Coleman In The 60M At World Championships
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