Yes, inside jokes in a magazine. You know they are not funny if the people reading them aren't in on them.
I haven't bought Motorcyclist or Cycle World in some time now. Boring BORING articles. I've also noticed (along with Cycle Canada too) a trend towards immature writing. I don't really expect to read so many "fuck"'s from self proclaimed professional journalists.
l never really thought of myself as a freak. But l'd love to freak.