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Nestled behind the garages, chicken coops and backyard organic gardens of Portland, Oregon are 128 miles of unimproved (and largely forgotten) alleys. Every spring the Sang-Froid Riding Club takes to these neglected byways, ranging from gravel to nearly-impassable single-track mudbogs, to host the “Alley Sweeper Urban Enduro” ride. Not your traditional enduro, this is rather a ‘critical mass’ of sorts—with over 250 bikes squeezing, buzzing, smoking, splashing, and whop-whop waaah-ing up and down the alleys making friends and occasional enemies. The ride has become a phenomenon, attracting riders from up to 300 miles away.

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In the annals of the 24 Hours of LeMons — the racing series that combines a $500 vehicle spending limit with “Let’s Make a Deal” costumes into a weekend jubilee of junkyard engineering — few racers and builders have brought more innovation to the track than Jeff Bloch. Bloch, known around the pits as Speedycop, has built 13 cars for the series over the years, none more involved than the craft he unveiled this weekend that combined Toyota minivan power with the body of a Cessna to create “The Spirit of LeMons” — a road-racing airplane   …  More

The road racing Cessna 310 is on the track at the 24 Hours of LeMons in South Carolina.

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