Good things come to those who wait…

Good things come to those who wait...
Well, our patience paid off, the track dried up very nicely with only a few standing water puddles that were easily avoided. Most riders had already fled leaving a small number of riders who were ready to ride. At first they opened to track up to all riders and we took off on our first lap. Unfortunately, due to a few riders not playing by the rules, we were split up into grounds that alternated every 30 minutes. As it turns out, were were able to get in three sessions which actually equated to more than half a day of track time if we were able to meet our planned intervals.

Turned out to be a great day after all. The morning rain provided some time with friends that I haven’t seen in a while and enjoy some great food that people had been cooking up at the track. Although the track season is coming to an end, I look forward to the coming year, and many more track days to come.

Buttonwillow Raceway Park

Pacific Track Time

Mr. Blue Sky

Mr. Blue Sky
“Mr. Blue Sky, please tell us why, you had to hide away for so long, so long, where did we go wrong?”, oh ELO, I couldn’t have said it better myself.

Well, after rain dumped down on us for most of the day, the sun started filling the sky around 2:00pm. We decided to start packing up everything else but the bikes to see if we would be able to salvage some track time before we bailed.

Buttonwillow Raceway Park

Pacific Track Time

Right on track!

Right on track
All prepped and ready for the track. It’s been five long years since the last time I did a track day, and I’m really looking forward to getting back out there and let Ol’ Yeller run free. This old dog still has some new tricks!

Thanks again to Alan at True Value Homecenter for hooking me up again with the last bit of parts I needed before the big day.

Race Tech

Penske Racing Shocks

Bridgestone Tires

Driven Racing

D.I.D. Motorcycle Chains

Maxima Racing Oils

Sounds of speed!

Sounds of speed
I had all three bikes recorded for a video short called “The Sounds of Speed”. Patrick Swisher has been recording all sorts of bikes during the past months, and he’s still interested in recording more. If you want your bike recorded, let me know and I’ll get you in touch with Patrick. He’s looking for all sorts of bikes so hurry up and don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity!

Patrick’s YouTube Site:

TBT: Top of the world ma!

Top of the world ma!
TBT… 2009, Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park. It was such a beautiful day to remember a good friend.

June 8, 2009 Today I took my annual ride to remember my good friend. Decided this year to take a trip up to one of our favorite spots. As I sat up on the top of the world, with the bright sunny sky to my left, and the dark clouds spitting thunder and lightening to the right, I couldn’t help but wonder if Mike had something to do with the show as it was unlike anything I’ve ever seen. Days like these are few and far between, we should all slow down from time to time and take in what nature has to offer. Thank you Mike… Message received!!!

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