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Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Joe sent this link for pictures he took. I think I made a great umbrella boy. The other people are Carla and Gary.
Here's a video of the last minute prep the day before leaving for Utah.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Ron is at Bonneville this week with his supercharged CB160. Here's his report. Wish him luck and speed.
Hi J. -got here early to tune the bike. got the jetting set up fine but it burps when it starts to boost. Had this same problem a while back and finally fixed it with bigger air plenum. So I'm in the process of trying to get what I need to make a new one down here. Got some alum ordered for delivery to the KOA and might have a guy who can drill me some holes in the 2 x 4 Alum tube for the plenum. This is the last think I thought I'd have to deal with (ha-ha). Oh Well -should have figured that the thinner air would require a larger plenum for a reserve-but I just assumed it would be OK. I'll run anyway, just won't be pertly if I can get a new plenum made. Best Regards Ron Pavlak Michigan
Thursday, August 26, 2010
I stopped to visit Roger, a name on the VJMC email list that I had never met in person. I thought I had a lot of bikes until I toured his 5 rooms and garages of bikes. Not only that, the walls of each are lined with shelves of NOS parts! Color me green with envy.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
We all know that things change but sometimes that change is so harsh that it hurts. The road from Glenwood Springs to Aspen used to be a meandering two lane country road. Now it's a four lane freeway. The open ranch land is now filled with resorts and condo complexes. The old train tracks are now a bicycle path that's paved and striped so no one will ever know the history they're riding on. Sometimes too much is just Too Much.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
I admit to a fondness for older motels. Like English motorcycles they are often not "perfect" but they have an undeniable charm. The Frontier Lodge in Glenwood Springs has been one of the best. Clean, spacious, and a shower that would knock you into the next county if you turned it up full blast. Plus coffee and fresh bagels in the morning. A lucky find.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Here's a video of Beth starting her run. The starter had to run over and put down her face shield because she was holding the throttle and the clutch. Then she was off and the Chevy was no match for the Mighty Moriwaki. She was just flatout gone!
Her speed was 93.2mph - Tomorrow morning we are going out early (6:00am) to catch the cool air and try to break 100mph.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Honda Harry and his crew lept at the chance to help us out. They welded up the steering stops, cut a chain guard, and had it back together in record time. When I asked how I could help they suggested that I should stand back. Good people are everywhere!