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Cycle News 2013 Issue 02 Jan 15

Cycle News is a weekly magazine that covers all aspects of motorcycling including Supercross, Motocross and MotoGP as well as new motorcycles

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12 FEATURE WILDOUT WHEELIE DAY ock 'Cl O YES, IT'S DANGEROUS. YES, IT'S ILLEGAL. BUT THESE BALTIMORE BIKERS DON'T GIVE A S#*T. BY MARTIN PASHLEY PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAMES CHEADLE F or most of us Sunday is a day of rest, a day of relaxed contemplation… a day to try and not physically assault relatives who have come to visit. But for at least a few hundred people in inner city Baltimore, Sunday is the day you retrieve your illegal-to-ride dirt bike from a secret location, race through the streets in groups up to 100 strong, dodge the cops and the traffic - all the while trying to pull the most outrageous stunts possible. For Sunday in the city, whose endemic drug culture and urban collapse was mercilessly depicted in the TV show "The Wire," is Wildout Wheelie Day. No one can pinpoint exactly when dirt bikes became such a phenomena in the city, but it P58

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