Sunday riding

One of the traditions I have tried to keep up with is the opportunity to ride the red turbo bike around the block on the Sunday morning before we leave.  This allows the settling in of the systems and verification of their function.  It is also a suspension test as Madison’s streets are rougher than…

September 11, 2016

First off I want to remember the loved ones and their families lost in the September 11 tragedy.  I remember standing by the timeclock at the shop when the news of the first plane came over the radio, followed by the next ones.  It truly felt like the end of the world may have been…

Keep on going…

Work continues in four fronts.  The double is ready to run on alcohol and switch to nitro very soon.  We hope to be running the injected Ducati today to verify the systems.  The blown Ducati is getting the top end cylinders, new pistons and heads installed in preparation for going back in the chassis next…

Updates!

Hello All, Well the entry forms have been mailed, and thank you all for the help in that area!  I was wondering how much longer we would have to wait to do that. Speed Week segued into the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials (formerly known as the BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials) and using an unconventional track…

Speed Week is on!!!

The salt is fast and hard, and having the benefit of hindsight (this being written on the last day of Speed Week) the course eventually got bumpy, causing the biggest hitters to finish up and go home early. It wasn’t too bad at the outset as the new Speed Demon car recorded a 403 mph…

On another note:

We just got a beautiful new bike in this morning: 1955 BSA CBD34. (The vinyl on the pedestrian slicer was wrong, so we corrected the DBD, which reflects a different model, to the proper CBD) Kick-kick-kickstarting it in the driveway!

Sunday: Mancup Drag Racing – Top Fuel July 23-24

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! It rained again and the drizzle continued until we left the motel.  This offered a very watery pit and a delay in the racing to dry out the track and the water coming up through the track expansion cracks. While setting the valves, I saw a crack in the hardwelding on the…

Mancup Drag Racing – Top Fuel July 23-24

July 26, 2016   Mancup Drag racing   Top Fuel July 23-24  And it was a hot one in Memphis! The third of the five ManCup races was held at Memphis International Raceway last weekend, July 23-24. Memphis is renowned as being hot and humid and this year’s race was no exception.  We rolled into the pits…

Eddyville Racing

Hey there, everyone, We are starting to work out the scheduling for the complete re-checking of the Nitro Injected Ducati and the Red Turbo Ducati.  It appears that mid-August is when things will be getting underway in earnest, as neither bike has made a pass in anger in over a year and sitting is the…

More catching up

June 15, 2016 Hello to all again. I want to say thank you to a new sponsor, Bill Linenfelser.  Bill is a long-time customer with a flair for the different when it comes to his bikes.  A long-time in the parts department at area automotive dealers gives him, an encyclopedic knowledge of some pretty weird…

Catching up

June 4, 2016 Been a long time! With the usual spring rush and the need to keep making progress on the double and the blown Ducati (aka “Spaghetti Compressor”) it has been a 7 day-a-week, 12 hour-a- day working situation. We do have the motel rooms reserved at the “Rainbow Casino” in West Wendover.  The…