August 31, 2017 It’s Now or Never

Thursday August 31, 2017 It was now or never.  Our 6 a.m. start was the usual, and today was accompanied by all the luggage as we were to leave right from the salt and head home. The final day dawned a bit hazy, evidently from the wildfires out west. The first run started with a…

August 30, 2017 Racing against time

Wednesday August 30, 2017 Six a.m. and here we go again. On the salt, the turbo was left in the trailer and down the salt we went to staging. We had a chance to get hooked back up with the Swiss team and Hiro Koiso. The Swiss had put their motor back together the night…

August 29, 2017 Try and Try again

Tuesday August 29 Six a.m. comes pretty early when sleep doesn’t come easily.  Too much on the line, not enough time to make runs to get things sorted out.  Waiting four years and meeting with the frustrations and delays tends to keep one a bit more tightly wound up. A midnight screaming fire alarm doesn’t…

August 28, 2017 Back again!

Monday August 28, 2017 Meeting at the vehicles at 6 a.m. would give us an extra hour to deal with the incredibly slow pace of making the hopefully speedy runs. Getting back to the trailer, the unloading process began.  Out came two motors, pit bike, coolers, stands and the injected bike.  Checking to be certain…

August 27, 2017, First day of Racing

First day on the Salt (for real). Meeting at the Suburban and van at 7 a.m., we all headed for the salt, everyone a bit jazzed with anticipation. Coming off the interstate and heading out to the boat landing, we stopped for ice at the truckstop and headed on out. As mentioned earlier, the sunrise…

We have Arrived!

August 25-26, 2017 Everybody gathered at the jumping-off spot (my house) and decided who was riding where.  With my wife Patty’s van and the Suburban, there was enough room, just the figuring out of who wouldn’t drive each other crazy over the 26 hour duration of the ride. Once underway, we made our way across…

Bonneville at Last!!!!!

August 23, 2017 Fast forward to today. It has been a challenge with 36 boxes of spare parts and supplies to verify and then load up last Saturday.  We got the bikes loaded and are still struggling with a way to keep the long bike from beating up the rear tire in transport due to…

On to Bonneville at last!

BONNEVILLE PREPARATIONS  August 3, 2017 Well it is finally at the point where we are going to test the bikes and shake the rust off of both the riders and machinery. There is a great deal to do for this in most cases, with not only the bikes, but the support and transport vehicles needing…

Memphis Blues Again

June 1, 2017 In the continuing saga of the racing here it always seems to get more complicated before it becomes simpler. The ManCup race in Memphis was originally scheduled for May 20-21.  This only ran across my youngest daughter’s graduation from college.  Now this is a big deal as she is the youngest and…

May 13, 2017

May 13, 2017 Hello again, The May 6 Bull Session was a great time for all and I want to thank all who stopped by.  As I pondered the beginning of our 40th season at this location I was able to revisit some of the past highlights of that journey. The Blown Ducati (BD) was…

Slimey Crud May 2017 Part 2

May 13 Part II  (May 6, 2017 SLIMEY CRUD) With the bike rolled out and loaded up we made our way out to the Slimey Crud rally. This proved to be the biggest yet with an estimated 3,000 plus bikes in attendance!  Getting there early allowed a good spot for the truck and trailer and…

Updates from Slimey crud 2017 Part 1

May 13, 2017 Hello again, The May 6 Bull Session was a great time for all and I want to thank all who stopped by.  As I pondered the beginning of our 40th season at this location I was able to revisit some of the past highlights of that journey. The Blown Ducati (BD) was…