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April 29, 1999 | DAVID COLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Written across a blackboard, in all capital letters, was one word: CONTROL. In front of the board, in a trailer that serves as a classroom on the edge of one of the best-known venues for motorcycle racing in the world, stood a legendary master of high-speed control, Reg Pridmore. "Anyone can go fast," he said to 65 riders seated in folding chairs, each of whom had paid $325 for a day of instruction from Pridmore. "But not everyone can go fast with control. That's what this day is about."
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April 29, 1999 | DAVID COLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Written across a blackboard, in all capital letters, was one word: CONTROL. In front of the board, in a trailer that serves as a classroom on the edge of one of the best-known venues for motorcycle racing in the world, stood a legendary master of high-speed control, Reg Pridmore. "Anyone can go fast," he said to 65 riders seated in folding chairs, each of whom had paid $325 for a day of instruction from Pridmore. "But not everyone can go fast with control. That's what this day is about."
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October 12, 1997 | DARIN ESPER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Barry and Bobby. Ken Jr. and Ken. Jason and Reg? In the world of motorcycle racing, they are yet another pair of heavy hitters. Like Barry Bonds and Ken Griffey Jr., the baseball sluggers following in their fathers' footsteps, Jason Pridmore is on a fast track of success previously blazed by his father, Reg. Jason, 27, of Ventura sped to eight victories and two second-place finishes in 10 American Motorcycle Assn.
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July 10, 1999 | SHAV GLICK
Kansas City's Frank White played in 2,324 games during his 18 years in the major leagues and has coached at first base in more than 200 games for the Royals. During that time he was never ejected from a game. The streak ended in a recent game against Cleveland when he was tossed by umpire Derryl Cousins after a close play at first base. White explained: "I told him, 'This guy [Kansas City runner Mike Sweeney] has busted his butt running 90 feet.
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October 6, 2000
Catcher Christina Enea of El Camino Real High made a commitment to play softball for Oklahoma. Enea chose the defending national champion Sooners over Brigham Young and Boston College. "It's not that different from California, they just don't have the beach," Enea said. "I knew this was the right choice for me." Enea, a three-time Times' All-Valley selection, was co-most valuable player of the West Valley League last season, batting .547 with 52 hits and 37 runs batted in.
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April 5, 2000 | DAVID COLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
My non-motorcycling friends think I'm nuts to ride in the rain. So do many of my motorcycling friends. But I think rain riding has gotten a bad rap. Given a choice, I would of course rather ride on a crisp, clear spring day, but part of what's so engaging about motorcycling is finding ways to adapt to situations that are not inherently ideal. Let's face it: Riding in cars is much more comfortable and protective--and also a lot more boring. Dealing with traffic, gravel, lit cigarettes tossed out of cars, heat, cold, wind, fog and, yes, rain, is part of what makes motorcycling a more active than passive means of travel.
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April 5, 2000 | DAVID COLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
My non-motorcycling friends think I'm nuts to ride in the rain. So do many of my motorcycling friends. But I think rain riding has gotten a bad rap. Given a choice, I would of course rather ride on a crisp, clear spring day, but part of what's so engaging about motorcycling is finding ways to adapt to situations that are not inherently ideal. Let's face it: Riding in cars is much more comfortable and protective--and also a lot more boring.
SPORTS
April 15, 2005 | SHAV GLICK
Michael Jordan's business was basketball, but his passion was golf. Jason Pridmore's business has been motorcycle racing, but his passion was golf. So they can thank golf for bringing them together, Jordan as owner of a racing team in the American Motorcyclist Assn. road racing championship series, and Pridmore as the lead rider for Michael Jordan Motorsports. The move saved Pridmore's racing career.
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October 1, 1992 | SHAV GLICK
Sports lore is full of stories about doting fathers who put tiny footballs, bats, gloves and other athletic equipment into their newborn's cribs. Reg Pridmore went one step further--or earlier. He bought a tiny Italian motorcycle, a 50cc Mini-Bambini, before his son Jason was born. By the time Jason was 2, he was putt-putting around the family home in Santa Barbara. The elder Pridmore later became the American Motorcyclist Assn.'
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January 31, 1994 | PHIL SNEIDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The earth seems to be settling down--gradually. Power and water are being restored and the rubble is being cleared. But if you're a commuter from north Los Angeles County, the weekday travel routine you've learned to love--or at least live with--is still a shambles. The Golden State and Antelope Valley freeways are a mess, and repairs are proceeding slowly. And every day, tens of thousands of commuters head south from the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys into one giant bottleneck.
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