Need for Speed

For those who don't know, Motorcycle Speedway consists of generally 4 but up to 6 riders completing four anti-clock wise laps of an oval circuit.  On bikes with one gear...and no brakes.  Yep, no brakes.  The riders use all their strength to powerslide their bikes into the bends trying to complete all four laps without [...]


Magda Szubanksi writes in her novel 'Reckoning', My family were proud Warszawians. Warsaw. War-(sore). In Polish it is pronounced Var-SHA-var. Lovely. Like the rustle of petticoats in a Viennese waltz. But the English pronunciation, sadly, is more apt. What she says is true. The battle scars of war are written across Warsaw's face. And perhaps [...]