A New “Endurance” Rally Debuts in Columbus Ohio

Columbus OH:  Endurance runs, or rallies have always been the stuff of Hollywood legends.  We still remember Adrienne Barbeau outstanding acting in Cannonball Run, and that unforgettable outfit.  Although it’s doubtful Barbeau will show up for this one, the AMA has sanctioned a new long distance motorcycle rally scheduled for June this year.  For $1,000 you can compete for a part of the $500,000 purse in the American Motorcycle Rally, a 7000 mile endurance run that begins and ends in Columbus.  Organizers plan to use GPS tracking devices on the bikes and the riders to hopefully avoid the controversy that has plagued other events of this type. For more info, visit American Motorcycle Rally


Can’t Get in the Wind? Fire up the Wii Instead

Patent drawing show what the new Wii game might look like

We all know there are times when you just can’t get away and ride. Too much work, or the bike is in the shop or, heaven forbid, it’s too cold or too hot for comfort. Soon you techie types might have a way to virtually enjoy the wind in your hair with a new game that uses the Wii balance board.

Nintendo Life is reporting that Nintendo Software Technology has filed new patents for an apparent first-person motorcycle game controlled with the Balance Board, with the Wii Remote and Nunchuk acting as handlebars. Players would control their virtual chopper  by leaning their body left or right to pull off sharp turns using all three controllers.

There is no other information on the game or when it might be released.