No no, I didn’t take it that way. I love the idea that the Jalopnik / Lanesplitter readership has a pent-up desire for Sean’s lanesplitter content of days gone by.
Don’t mean it as a slight against you in the slightest Nick! If anything I’d love to see more articles from you!
Amen. It’s really a shame. He did very good articles.
Especially as the whole motorcycle magazine industry seems quite pushover compared to car stuff. But I guess the circles are smaller, competition higher and manufacturers are more powerful position in comparison.
I followed his stuff for a bit after he moved on, and felt the same way. It felt like they weren’t giving him the freedom he had with lanesplitter and that’s what diminished the magic. Still a great writer, but over there he’s just a goldfish in a tiny tank. With the right space and freedom though, even non-motorcycle… Read more
Sad. I looked in on Sean’s current motorcycle journo gig a few weeks ago and unfortunately it doesn’t seem to have the same magic as the Jalopnik lanesplitter period did.
I think the best part was they had stories that the average person could relate to because he got outside his comfort zone and tried new things. He even wrote the article that convinced me I 100% needed a Ural. He didn’t say it was amazing but he did say it was fun.
Sean’s writing was one of the main reasons I got back into motorcycles after being away for a long time.
what happened is that they gave sean the axe.... and it was a shame, because the guy was passionate about what he was writing about too. his stuff was fun too read too....
Yep they fired Sean out of the blue and just let it die. It was fast becoming the best motorcycle blog out there so its a damn shame they gave up on it.
Is lanesplitter going to come back at some point? Against all odds you guys managed to make the absolute best online motorcycle blog in the world practically overnight, and then.... You let it die. What gives? Read more
No lanesplitter writer?
Love Jalopnik. Just love it. Love everything about it. Love reading Stef, and David Tracy (he of the two first names), and the rest of the motley crew. That said, even though I’ve had stuff published in a ton of magazines, the logic part of my brain is asking why the hell you guys let Sean and Tyler walk (or forced… Read more
So, Lanesplitter is dead? That’s a shame.
Will you tell them that their job is secure enough to buy a new truck with payments, then fire them and disappear them down the memory hole as soon as they take delivery?
Fires Sean. Posts position for new writer on Jelopnic. Things that make you go hmmmmm.
You had the Robinson jacket on in the Ducati Scrambler review you did for RevZilla before coming to Lanesplitter. I noticed it right away (and it was a great and honest review). In one of the comments someone mentioned the jacket and you stated it was from Union Garage. When I was visiting the kids in Brooklyn last… Read more
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