Bias loves life on the open road
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Willie Bias, 80, has great family genes, he says, but he would prefer having quality jeans for his motorcycle trips.

Bias started riding his own motorcycle in 1951; it cost only $ 35 he recalls.

“I?love motorcycles and all of the parts,” Bias says. “I would work on my first motorcycle in our basement because our farm, just south of Wells, wasn’t heated. I learned my way around a motorcycle pretty fast.”

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To get away from Minnesota’s dreaded winters, Bias and his wife Mary Ann would travel to Arizona.

“I did a lot of riding in Arizona,” Bias says. “It was great because the time we had was ours and we didn’t have to worry about taking care of the house or anything like that.”

He belonged to two different riding clubs in Arizona: the Power Riders and the Sun City Riders.

“It was great because everyone had such a different background,” Bias explains. “We have doctors, truck drivers and farmers to name a few.”

The groups would ride for thousands of miles while Bias was there.

“Arizona is great because of all the curvy roads,”?Bias says. “The people in our groups never talked about their personal life, but instead, their biking tours and rallies they have been on.”

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Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett spoiled Jeremy Martin’s perfect season with a Moto 2 win and the overall 250 MX victory at Thunder Valley. Baggett’s success, however, did not come until Martin extended his winning streak to five in the opening moto. The Star Yamaha rider claiming third in the overall, after mistakes relegated Martin to sixth in Moto 2. Rounding out the overall podium was Honda’s Justin Bogle, as the most consistent 250 rider thanks to a 3-2 result.


Martin had to work for his Moto 1 victory at Thunder Valley, with Honda’s Jessy Nelson seizing the early lead. Nelson grabbed the holeshot and marked out an impressive opening to the race, building a lead ahead of the Star Yamaha duo of Cooper Webb and Martin.

Martin managed to get around his teammate, and then got to work on the leader. Nelson lost ground to his pursuer, and then went down. The mistake cost his several positions as he fell out of the top five.

Now running in the lead Martin cruised to the Moto 1 checkers. Martin was chased his teammate, Webb, but the latter rider crashed – surrendering his runner-up spot and an -eventual ninth-place finish.

Nelson, meanwhile, remounted and got back in the running. Nelson managed to get around several riders and back in the podium hunt. Nelson recovered to finish second, one spot ahead…………… continues on

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