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Cycle News 2021 Issue 29 July 20

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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VOLUME 58 ISSUE 29 JULY 20, 2021 P79 WHEN WEST MEETS EAST BY RYAN NITZEN PHOTOGRAPHY BY MAC FAINT What happens when a West Coast SoCal moto-head goes east and, for the first time, enters a GNCC race? With the help of the Coastal Racing Factory GasGas crew, Cycle News Contributor Editor Ryan Nitzen finds out when he heads to West Virginia and takes on the Snowshoe GNCC T ake a second and visualize what fast means. What do you see? Is it MotoGP riders tucked down the front straight at 200 miles an hour? Is it Supercross racers clicking fourth gear before a big set of whoops? Maybe a wide-open hare and hound bomb run. For me, fast has always been riding through the desert, when the bushes on the side of the trail become one continuous line. That's fast. Or is it? I question that now, after I experienced my first Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) race, the Snowshoe. Never in my life have I felt so fast going so slow. These East Coast woods racers who blew my doors off gave me a whole new definition of the word fast.

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