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November 12, 2019

Chris DeSanty (below) began the 2019/2020 Salem indoor series as he ended last year, as the leader in the points standing in the Vintage 250 class. He did so with little trouble within the field, winning both heat and main events,...

November 8, 2019

If the update I received this morning is accurate, a big box of top ends, reed valves, and new custom expansion chambers will be on my porch today. It’s Thursday, Nov 7, and the season opener for Salem indoor Flat Track is Saturday...

January 21, 2019

I’ve never run from the police. I’ve never been arrested. I’m a lucky guy because I’ve put myself in situations that could’ve, and in some instances, very well should’ve earned me a seat in the back of a squad car. I’d be a liar if...

January 12, 2019

I’ve mentioned the 'arms race' that’s in full effect for the Salem Indoor Vintage 250 class this season, and I’ve also referenced that dude who showed up on his Astro from California and gave us all someone to chase for the night....

January 6, 2019

'You drove yourself here from Salem?' This was the first of many questions from the nurse on duty at Good Samaritan Hospital ER, in Portland after I told them my most recent flat track tale. It was about 11:30 PM on the first Satur...

November 23, 2018

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 str...

November 7, 2018

Anticipation, I’ve had my share of late. Mix it with excitement, hope, anxiety, and worry, and you’ve just sampled my steady diet for the end of summer/beginning of fall.  Casey @gandhcycles was finishing up the final tuning of my...

October 18, 2018

Sunday was the sort of day you wish two things about if you live in Portland, or the surrounding area: 1) you wish every autumn Sunday was just like it, and 2) you hope Californians don't visit on a day like it. It was perfect. It...

March 22, 2018

Things change…very quickly. It’s cliché’ until it isn’t. Ask Robert Haydon (@lastmoto )…ask Korry Fitzpatrick (@k_fitzpatrick_ ), who had their bike stolen, and motor seize respectively, immediately prior to the final race of the s...

February 24, 2018

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 bi...

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