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Unimotorcyle racing started in the 1980s in Florida, a fact few will find surprising. The "sport" quickly spread to Europe and beyond. A Russian unimotocyclist named Dmitry Gorbunov attended the Elefantentreffen biker rally in Germany in 2002, and thought it wasn't nutty enough. So two years later, he decided to go racing on ice.
The moment D’Angelo heard about Snow Dogs, he had to go. He traveled 2,500 miles by bus and plane from his warm home in Italy to the snow-blanketed town of Togliatti, Russia, where the temperature never climbed above -10 degrees Fahrenheit. The event drew about 1,000 spectators and 35 unimoto riders, many of whom came from hundreds of miles away. An unimoto rider. Probably the engine is of an Ural russian motorcycle.
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||Nov. 29, 2017, 3:48 p.m.