We had us a sunny but "brisk" Sunday today here in Colorado, still, there was riding to be done. It would be Jay's second ride on his "new to him" F650GS motorcycle so John (Spat) and I rode along with our two-wheeled steeds. I've ridden with them many times before, but always on our Urals....it was definitely a faster paced ride.John was on his R1150GS and I was on Brigitta, my '87 R80 Airhead Beemer. I failed to notice at the start, but Brigitta would go over 90,000 miles during
I saw this video on the making of a Vespa referenced on the Modern Vespa site. It looks so easy. Maybe I'll make one myself tonight.All content, text and images, copyright 2010 by Steve Williams.
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On the eve of our nation's birthday, I set out at 8:00 AM from my home with a vague plan to ride out to Gunnison, CO and from there see the sights of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Not much preparation on my part, I'd not even decided until I woke to do the ride!Note: This posting is also located on examiner.com. So what's the difference? I get paid per # of hits on that site, so if you feel like
Today four of five rigs of the Denver Area Uralisti (DAU) met at John's house for a quick breakfast and coffee and then ride forth to try and see how far we could go up Rollins Pass Road before being either stopped by the collapsed tunnel near the top or snow which was rumored still blocking the road in the shady areas.Note: This posting is also located on examiner.com. So what's the difference? I get paid per # of hits on that site, so if you
Barry Sheene passed away on Monday 10 March 2003, aged 52. He was a great bloke and a champion rider, winning the 1976/1977 500cc world championship wearing his cherished number 7. In 1987 he swapped his native England for Oz and went on to become a highly respected motor racing commentator on Australian television.With it being 7 years since his passing I thought it appropriate that I post a couple of videos in his memory - and if you are in Sydney, don?t forget to check out the Barry Sheene
Dakar 2010 is nearly here, and with the changes to the rulebook, we look forward to what could be the most wide-open competition in recent memory. How that all plays out, of course, remains to be seen.
Here is an excellent interview with Cyril Despres and Marc Coma with commentary on the restrictor for the bikes larger than 450cc's, as well as their thoughts on racing in South America. Video posted by KTM.
Today, I woke up in Walden, CO where I had overnighted enroute back to Denver and home from Silverthorne.It was a brisk 42 degrees outside at 7AM when I initially headed out after a restless night of sleep. I was glad to be on the road in spite of the cold though. Trouble is, about 15 miles out from Walden, I realized the morning sun's light angles would play hell with trying to get a decent picture or two of the Medicine Bow Mountain range.So, I turned back
From Carby at Deus Ex Machina. Cheers!You boys ever heard of the Honda MFT250? Neither had I until Taka and myself went to visit AAA in outer Tokes last year.He has 6 of them salted away, 2 brand new!Amazing guy, one of the SR Godfathers (there are 7 of them)He wanted 5k each for the new ones , should have snapped one up as the Yen was weak at the time. I had commited to the Bratstyle so I'd spent my pocket money....I guess they are museum objects anyhoo.Nutty! Mugen
This is hilarious. Stupid, but hilarious. This rider (in India?) is in heavy traffic, laid back, texting on his phone. Almost as good are the comments of the guys in the car taking the video, and the behaviour of other drivers changing lanes with all of 6 inches to spare. That alone would ensure I?d have an iron grip on those bars and my knees would be pressing dents into the sides of the tank. But not this guy. Requisite disclaimer: Do not try this at home,