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
http://buttonwillowraceway.com

Pacific Track Time
http://pacifictracktime.com

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Rain, rain, go away, please don’t ruin my track day

Rain, rain, go away, please don’t ruin my track day
Well, the weather is not doing us any favors this morning. Hoping this rain blows over soon and we can salvage the rest of the day.

Buttonwillow Raceway Park
http://buttonwillowraceway.com

Pacific Track Time
http://pacifictracktime.com

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All packed up and ready to go

All packed up and ready to go
Can’t believe we got everything in there. Leaving for the track tonight, can’t wait to get there, unpack and get the BBQ going.

Buttonwillow Raceway Park
http://buttonwillowraceway.com

Pacific Track Time
http://pacifictracktime.com

#RaceTech #PenskeRacingShocks #BridgestoneTires #DrivenRacing #D.I.D.MotorcycleChains #MaximaRacingOils

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.

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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:
jetstream01

Seems like old times

Seems like old times
I needed to scrub in the new tires, so I took Ol’ Yeller out to some of its old stomping grounds. I can’t help but think, if it could smile, it would be from ear to ear. Can’t believe it’s been 17 years and 72,000+ miles since I brought it home. Many great adventures so far during our time together and hoping for many more to come.

Just finishing things up

Just finishing things up

New suspension and new shoes… It doesn’t get much better than that!

Race Tech
http://racetech.com

Penske Racing Shocks
http://shop.penskeshocks.com

Bridgestone Tires
http://www.bridgestone.com

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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!!!

Looks like it’s Spring here in August!

Looks like it's Spring here in August!
Holy smokes, look what else came in today. New Race Tech fork springs for Ol’ Yeller. It’s like Christmas only better! Special thanks to Alan Bryant at True Value Homecenter in Oakhurst. They are also a WPS distributor and Alan is an enthusiast who likes to help out other enthusiasts by offering awesome deals. I’m thankful to have such a great shop up here in the sticks which has the ability to get me the parts I need usually within a few days.

True Value Homecenter
http://truevaluehomecenter.com

Race Tech
http://racetech.com

New shoes for Ol’ Yeller

New shoes for Ol' YellerThere’s not much available for the old dog with its bastard of a 16″ front wheel, but I was happy with the old Bridgestone BT016 that I was using, so I was happy to find Bridgestone still carries my tire size and I picked up a set of BT-S20 for cheap through Chaparral Motorsports. They had the best prices and these bad boys were delivered to my door in two days. I can’t wait to get them on the bike.

Chaparral Motorsports
http://www.chaparral-racing.com

Bridgestone Tires
http://www.bridgestone.com

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