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Cycle News 1987 10 28

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"In my job I eat and sleep .motorcycle magazines and like DIRT RIDER." -Bob Hannah PHOTO: DICK LAGUE Name: Bob "H urricane" ยท Hannah Occupation: Factory MX rider, U.S. Suzuki Job description: " I' ll be riding about-15 races this year, including the 250cc Nationals, the Florida series, and the Seattle and Daytona supercross events, mainly on R&D and public relations for Suzuki." Aiding history: " My father has ridden motorcycles all his life and still does 25,000 miles a year or better in the dirt and on the street. I rode around with him until I was seven and then I got out of high school in '74 .and my - first really big win was probably the Florida series in '76." Track record: 1976-125cc National Champion; 1977-Super~ cross Champion; 1978-Supercross Champion, 250cc National 48 Champion, Trans-AMA National Champion; 1979-Supercross Champion, 250cc National Champion. Aiding preference: " I don't do much playriding anymore because I ride for a living. I do ride in the desert in the winter-about 50/50 training and playing. . .When I'm not racing I fly around in planes. I have two of them- one for business and one to play in. Motocross has been really great to me, I wouldn't change it for anything. About the only thing I would rather have done is be a .test pilot. " . Advice for aspiring racers: "Lots of work. Devote 100 percent of the time-do it or don 't even bother, because that's what it will take." Magazine: "In my job I eat and sleep motorcycle magazines . and I like DIRT RIDER . It's professional and thorough and appeals to- all types of riders. Take my column, " Bob Hannah's Racing Techniques," which is an offshoot of the motocross schools I've taught and provides easy tips for those guys who are coming up. It's not really aimed at the expert rider, but at the beginning or intermediate racer or trail rider. I think it's nice that DIRT RIDER is concerned about it's entire readership and will run something like that. They don 't do it for their own benefit or my benefit but for the benefit of the readers. They say they like it and to keep on doing it, so we do."

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