Motorcyclist’s Second Century | Last Page

El Segundo, Calif., July 1, 2012—

Well, we're pretty much staggering around in the afterglow of the whole Motorcyclist 100th Anniversary thing. But now it's time to look forward. Motorcyclist's 200th Anniversary is just one short century away, and the pencil-pushing suits in management are beating us up for an issue plan to take us through to the next big milestone. Here's what we'll be covering:

2020: Road Test Editor Ari Henning undergoes corporate-mandated gender reassignment to broaden Motorcyclist's appeal.
2032: Valentino Rossi fails to retire again. Impending switch from Hero to Zero team could rekindle former glory. Or not.
2048: Editor-at-Large Aaron Frank celebrates the 100th anniversary of Rollie Free's 150-mph speed record by pushing a Vincent Black Lightning across the Bonneville Salt Flats.
2053: With completion of interplanetary oil pipeline from Mars, chopper craze returns like persistent, burning itch. Police issue stern safety warnings.
2075: Pink temporarily replaces Harvest Gold as the new black, but only for one afternoon. Trikes enjoy a brief resurgence before riders again realize just how stupid they are.
2112: Editor-in-Chief Brian Catterson turns to jerky, attends his last Rush concert and is interred beneath a booth in the Temples of Syrinx theme caf� at the Toronto Spaceport.
2100: Vast Los Angeles Wasteland finally opens to limited daytime mini-cycle use. The undead stage nightly protests, rot-ins.
2040: Global oil supply runs completely out, significantly thinning starting grids.
2105: International Year of the Wedgie celebrates 140 years of Good Times.