Brian Catterson | Onward and Upward

PHOTO: Scott "Future" Champion

Ask Editor-in-Chief Brian Catterson to describe the "perfect" press intro and it just might match the one Honda threw for the 2013 CRF450R. Show up at American Honda with your moto gear at 8:00 a.m., then—surprise!—be whisked away in a helicopter to the epic Zaca Station MX Park. Perfect! Fittingly, it may also be Cat's last intro, as he's retiring from the magazine business: "I've been working as a moto-journalist for 25 years, I just turned 50 and Motorcyclist is celebrating its 100th anniversary—nice, round numbers that add up to me doing something different for a living." And what might that be? "Dunno exactly," he said, "but it will definitely involve motorcycles. You can't get rid of me that easy!"