Bike build stories abound, alas, not in my personal history. Mine isn’t even one of fabrication (well, a little), radical style altercation, or ingenious “Frankenstein” parting from other bikes or manufacturers. It was a pretty straightforward deal, right? After all, I was purchasing an already proven flat tracker, and venturing only into cosmetically altering the appearance, and a simple re-build of the top end. Piece of cake. Sound familiar? The bike came to me unsolicited
Going back in time a bit, in anticipation of the local motorcycle show for builders and fans here in Portland, affectionately know as “The One,” I am focused on the races, which are an added bonus to the weekend’s festivities of bikes, beards, and beer… They take place in Salem, at the state fairgrounds, in the livestock pavilion. Salem Speedway, aka 'The fastest indoor track in America,' is where our winter flat track series takes place, and host of “The One Pro Races,” whic
Happy New Year everyone. This is the latest of my flat track updates from the Pacific Northwest...
My second race of the winter indoor series at Salem Speedway was eerily similar to my first outing: lowside crash exiting turn, chain falling off... You know, all of the heartache, sprinkled with the joy of just being out there. I started the day by making my pal late to the track due to my acupuncture appointment running long...(sorry Korry, I owe you).
We get our two car c