Monday, April 25, 2011

“But with the throttle screwed on there is only the barest margin and no room for mistakes. It has to be done right . . and thats when the strange music starts, when you stretch your luck so far that the fear becomes exhilaration and vibrates along your arms. You can barely see a hundred; the tears blow back so fast that they vaporize before they get to your ears. The only sounds are the wind and the dull roar floating back from the mufflers. You watch the white line and try to lean with it . . . howling through a turn to the right, then to the left and down the long hill to Pacifica . . . letting off now, watching for cops, but only until the next dark stretch and another few seconds on the edge . . . The Edge . . . ” – Hunter S. Thompson, Hells Angels

Monday, April 18, 2011

British aluminum...

Ancient aluminum castings from Britain are certainly interesting to weld on.
Filler piece fabricated by the great Dick Gambino, and welded by me for his son's project.

Extended BSA swingarm

One of the winter projects envisioned, fabricated, tested, and success tasted.
No more death weaves at 140 + mph.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

20+ MPH cross winds...

... made for an interesting ride this past Saturday at the Maxton Mile.
How's a 140 mph tank slapper grab you?

Monday, April 4, 2011

Just got back from the Maxton Mile

And broke one record, didn't do as well as we had wished but I'll take it.