Driving home in the Pussy Wagon after partying with Ben Spies and Jorge Lorenzo in LA, Jamie Robinson told me he was trying to find a nice bike to ride up to Laguna MotoGP. I didn’t have many bikes in that week, what with the broken arm, but offered him the only thing we had going spare — a Yamaha WR250R. He balked at that, worrying it’d be too buzzy and uncomfortable to make the 5+ hour ride. What’d he choose instead? A lowered, stiffened Sportster built by Roland Sands as a showbike, not a rider. Jamie’s known for making smart decisions. Here’s the story of his weekend.


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