Top 10 Glamis Tips

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Riding in sand is way cleaner than riding in dirt, and the heat is dry so you actually stay relatively unfunky. There are no sinks in the latrines, though. Baby wipes are the hot setup.

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  1. Oslo Norway
    Posted February 27, 2014 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

    Burns, did you really just say, “Baby wipes”? Baby wipes, John? What would Steve McQueen do?

    • john burns
      Posted February 28, 2014 at 10:53 am | Permalink

      is moistened towelettes more manly Oslo? Does that ease your pain? Anyway like I told you, McQueen had people to wipe his babies.

      • Oslo Norway
        Posted February 28, 2014 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

        Oh my…Towelettes, John? Really? You’re killing me slowly here…What in God’s name are those things? Named for the Towelette region in Southern France or something?

        You need to blow the sand out of your nose on your hand or something…Wipe it on your bitching MX pants, they’re impervious to most stuff, have somebody turn a garden hose on ya when you get home.

        • john burns
          Posted February 28, 2014 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

          It’s the 21st Century, Os, and it’s California. Being macho and observing minimal personal hygiene standards are not mutually exclusive. Gritty cheeks are no good. You’re a veteran and telling me you’ve never used one of Colonel Sanders’ moistened towelettes?

          • Oslo Norway
            Posted February 28, 2014 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

            That’s different, John, when you are counting mileage by chicken bones you don’t want to grease up the steering wheel for the next guy. Road Atlanta was a bucket…

  2. Posted February 27, 2014 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

    #7 = The best sporting cruiser burnout and brody guy Yamaha EVER had. B-Rad the kite crasher.

    • john burns
      Posted February 28, 2014 at 10:57 am | Permalink

      keeps flying too close to the sun.

  3. Backroad Bob
    Posted March 3, 2014 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    John, is that you? You’ve gone PC? Say it ain’t so. Where’s the JB of old? Where’s the helmet commentary? Where’s the Jack Lewis before there was a Jack Lewis? I demand a re-write!

    • john burns
      Posted March 3, 2014 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

      what PC?! we’re talking baby wipes in here!

  4. Craig Hoffman
    Posted March 4, 2014 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    My Glamis tip – do not, under any circumstances, go over Thanksgiving weekend unless you enjoy reenacting Mad Max, beyond Thunderdome – LOL

    Went there years ago on my 500 2 stroker with a paddle tire. Not much could come close to a 500 with a paddle back then. A modern 450 has got to rock it though.
    The sand will embed itself in your foam air filter. Pretty much have to throw them away after riding there if you care about your engine.

    Have not seen much John Burns lately. Always enjoyed reading his irreverent fun take on motorcycling in all it’s forms.

    • john burns
      Posted March 4, 2014 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

      thankis Craig. irreverent or irrelevant?

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