How time flies. MoJazz turns seven 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 seven years we've attracted roughly a half a million visitors from more than 120 countries around the world. It continues to be some ride.
|There were four, count 'em, four
finalists for 2014 Rider of the Year, which is just awesome. Mike
Powell, Ben York, Matt Garrett, and Shane Johnson all made the cut
through various Tour
of Idaho related
adventures. Though all were more
than deserving, the winner is Shane
Johnson. In addition to being a
finisher, Shane has contributed, over and over, to the gargantuan
effort that is getting the Tour of Idaho ready each year. He's a great
rider and a better human being. Congrats Shane! For his
efforts, Shane earned a KLIM gear bag, some MoJazz swag and our
gratitude. Thanks Shane.
The Product of the Year for 2014 is the Trail Tech Cooling fan. This one is always tough, but the TT fan was the strongest of many worthy contenders during 2014.
|The Tour of
continues to be a major focus of MotorcycleJazz.com. For the 2014 Tour,
we picked up our first major sponsor, KLIM.
The folks there donated a Traverse
jacket and pant to the winner
of our 2014 T1 finishers draw - Shawn
Black. Thanks to everyone at
KLIM who made this possible. And thank you Shawn Black, for giving our
little adventure a go.
The folks at KLIM, located right here in Eastern Idaho, have been wonderful to work with on not only the Tour but lots of other exciting projects as well. We look forward to seeing what the future brings. Stay tuned.
The Jimmy Stocker award for 2014 goes to Mike Powell - who rode the bulk of T1 on a kick start motorcycle with a broken ankle. That's genuine hard man stuff. This award comes with a little swag and massive respect.
|MoJazz had dipped its toe
into the world of web commerce this year with our MoJazz Store.
The proceeds of all merch sold through the store go directly to support
the Tour of Idaho. We are getting better and better deals on some of
these items as time goes by which should enable us to sell at more
competitive prices. The purpose here is not to move lots of
merchandise, however, it's to raise money for the Tour though something
other than straight up donations. Thanks to all of you who
supported us by donating to the site or by
purchasing items through the store. Every nickel helps.
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.