Archive for January 2009
Today I turned 55, so I rode my 5 motorcycles at least 5 miles each today. (If my wife did not have other plans for me, I would have rather rode each one at least 55 miles to commemorate my birthday)
It is hard to imagine myself being 55. Where did time go? I have surely been blessed with a great wife, 2 great sons, with great families of their own now, with 6 grand kids. I have had 2 nice careers and am enjoying my newest one as an MSF RiderCoach.
I will continue to live life to the fullest and be thankful for each and every day God allows me to wake up and breath!
I bought an engine stand from Mike a about 3 or 4 years ago when my friends and I were really getting into the Ninja 250′s. It was very high quality and adjustable for many small (under 500cc) engines.
He later sent me a tire rack he designed, which is what my small garage really needed. I also use it to hang my jackets and leathers:
Mike has kept in touch with me and recently shared some pictures of his Yamaha XS650 Flat Tracker. This is his story on this beautiful motorcycle:
Here is another scan of a Polaroid of my Honda drag bike. Originally 1080cc, after having a broken chain slice through the cases, I built a new engine with 836cc displacement. Using RC Engineering components, this engine revved higher and I was using all 5 gears going down the track instead of only the 1st 3 on the 1080cc engine. The ET was in the mid 10′s and the MPH was in the mid 120′s. It sounded a lot different too! Sure wished I would of had the ability to make and save sound clips back in the 70′s!