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…

Updates from April 12, 2017

Saturday dawned with the wind down to a 3 or 4 mile per hour headwind.  The air density was very good, with all that northern cool, dry air providing lots of oxygen. Being able to see the results from Friday, we elected to soften Sam’s bike up and see how things looked after the second…

Drag Racing in Valdosta April 7-9, 2017 (Part One)

Greetings to all, As the season unfolds in 2017 we are busy in a number of different directions. On the drag racing front, we have incorporated a three-dimensional tuning thought process that allowed the Top Fueler of Sam Wills to smoke the tire on the first pass and get down the track four out of…

Update: Plans for Bonneville 2017

As it stands, we are planning to go to Bonneville to participate in the Motorcycle Speed Trials from August 26-31, in an effort to beat the rain that has plagued our efforts to run since 2013.

Oklahoma City: Part 3

There were four heads to start with, all used, that had the seats and valves retouched by Clyde Day, there in OKC.  Clyde has been doing cylinder heads for over forty years and most recently was the cam designer for Hotcams in Iowa.  Being able to talk to Clyde allowed a lot of information to…