Monthly Archives: January 2013

and now, for something completely different…

On Sat­ur­day Jan­u­ary 19th, I helped a bud­dy get his (unique) motor­cy­cle down to Down­town HD in Ren­ton for a Vin­tage Bike show. Focus was on dirt bikes, and motor­crossers, but all sorts of inter­est­ing things came out of the wood­work. Here are a few of the pic­tures I took. Grab a tasty bev­er­age for a nice stroll down memory’s pit lane here.

ready to head for the show

 

brag stick­er on a Pen­ton-Was­sel tri­als bike

 

Ducati swingarm detail

 

Ducati Scram­bler

 

Bul­ta­co Pur­sang, in the frozen fog

 

an Aer­ma­c­chi-harley 350 Road Rac­er

 

exhaust detail on a Tri­umph 500cc Moto-crosser

 

a Hodaka Super Rat — my first bike

 

CJ-Framed Hon­da 4-stro­ker

 

a Pen­ton 125 Six-Days

 

a 1955 Maico tai­fun 400. just wow.

 

Hodaka Super Wom­bat

 

with wom­bat

any­one who would like larg­er ver­sions of the­se, or any­thing else that was there that I might have on film (so to speak), please just let me know. rub­ber side down!

<em>blackdog</em>

 

Back from the wilderness…

Hi Gang! It’s been two years since I post­ed here, and near­ly that long since i had rid­den an event until the 13th of Jan­u­ary, 2013. No excus­es, just a hec­tic life, spiced up with a man­gled left knee in August of 2012, that has kept me off the loop and out of the sec­tions.

Rode the first PST event of the year, the Plas­tered Pur­ple Pen­guin, at Marysville. Two sto­ries dom­i­nat­ed the day: my ten­der left knee, which it turned out, acquit­ted itself quite well, and the bit­ter­ly cold weath­er, and accom­pa­ny­ing frozen tun­dra. In many sec­tions, the line was pol­ished smooth due to the action of tri­als tires on frozen dirt. Very chal­leng­ing. But my knee and I sur­vived, I didn’t take home last place, and I had fun, so there will be more events in my future, and more post­ings here.

black­dog