Monday, December 30, 2013

Tres turdy el celly telli phonica

This Kawasaki won class 21 at the Baja 1000 last month. Ok. No more celly telly pics. ...for a while. At least till next year.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013

white delight

The latest steed to roll out after I did some breathing on it. Gopher Glass, Jemco, Warp9s I laced up to mystery hubs. The Customer is getting a classic yamaha race replica paint soon...

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

Road Bike Party 2 - Martyn Ashton

Research the making of this movie. Crazy stuff.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013

My all time favorite. (grab a popcorn and some beer)

I wore my VHS of this out. Changed my life. The riding was wild back then, the skits and costumes entertaining and the music inspired me to buy many albums. And start fires and bust huge no footers. I still have my LBZ gear, think I best break it out for some races next season. At least check the violent action seen at the end.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Sunday, December 1, 2013

flatlander festival of traction and pirated photo bonanza

This years Oklahoma Gold Rush Grand Prix is now in the books and proved to be a much more fruitful journey than 2012. Some unexpected engine woes sidelined Brandy and called the relatively new-to-me XR650R into action. After hearing numerous 650-experienced two wheeled thrashers rave about how mystically rad the big girls are, i was not all that nervous but did have some doubts. one second place ironman and one first place amateur open trophy later, and i had finally realized the super duper ninja karma chee fung shue of the magical honda, mean while scoring my best overall finishes in any race so far, with a sixth and a third. There was also some vintage racing to be had and along with that came the return of the elsinore, which had not been ridden in exactly one calendar year after some unfortunate events ended last year's attempt. Motocross went well on the old girl with a come from behind second place finish. the following morning, the vintage cross country race did not go as well with a rogue electrical problem shutting down the two stroke a couple minutes after the start.

 Okee Tuna
the elsinore is for sale to fund other projects if anyone is interested

 The moist Oklahoma dirt provided velcro-like traction and a finger lickin good time, and paired with about two miles of road-race tarmack, the gold rush was a fifth gear confidence (and bonor) inspiring extravaganza :P{I}
Pre dawn holeshot glory

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Rite Of Passage, The Baja 1000 Ep. 1

1st place class 21, 11th O.A.
(I use spanner wrenches on spanner nuts)

Friday, November 22, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

Shit in da shop

 It is that time of year.  Racing circuits have wrapped up, at least for me. Although I have been talking with a friend about ice racing his built to the hilt honda. But that is every month in January and I am going to be a bit occupied getting hitched to the woman of my dreams in the middle of said month.  A race wedding weekend perhaps?  I better pick my battles wisely. Which brings me back to my point. This is a time of year to plan next year's conquests. What races to plan. What bikes to build. What motors to rebuild. Progressive modifications.   Shop time. ruminating. Dreaming and scheming.
 Pikes Peak entry is open. My wallet now funds more than just racing so I better find some way to turn an over abundance of bikes into cash and in turn into entry fee. (one fair priced used motorcycle)  and preferably a early practice weekend on the big hill (one more fair priced used sickle). And what of building a new race bike? Stepping out of the 450 class is intriguing. A twin cylinder big displacement or vintage in line four super bike sounds like a lot of fun... 
 What I should do is take care of the race bikes I all ready have. Why reinvent the wheel when shit is all ready rolling. I think it is all to easy to be a consuming ugly american and forget  how good what we all ready have is. I am thankful as fuck. nuff preaching. I think I have been able to accomplish what I have racing because I like to make the most of what is available to me. And I have more than enough to keep me occupied. I keep thinking about getting the ol drag bike kawasuki  back to Bonneville. I do have more potential entry fees for sale...
 Did some prep work on this Baja 1000 race bike and it brought me back to preparing my own bikes and planning the logistics of what is one of the most crazy, fun, and demanding adventures there is for a speed freak motor head. I still find cacti pricks oozing out my fore arms once in a while. Fuck. Good luck to the 111x boys. It will be needed.

Start penning in your 2014 calender plans, keep the shop occupied, and the gears turning. It is how dreams become realities.