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Stopped by a friends house today for an old fashioned service day.

Unfortunately I couldn’t stay long but I grabbed som pics  with the cell phone.  A lot of these bikes have appeared on the blog before.


A BMW R69 in just the sort of condition that you’d love to find one in..


Indian Brian (bet ya can’t guess why we call him that?) has his beautiful bobber out.



Butches CB200 Cafe.  It an amazingly cool (and small) bike and it sound a lot bigger that it’s size with those pipes.



The driveway when I pulled up…  Thanks Andre!  wish I didn’t have to work today.  Looked like the makings of a great day.

Reader Ride. More snow Biking…

You guys are getting int this “snow biking” thing.  This one looks nuts!

Can I play too. Lets see, an ‘Adventure’ shot from White face and a ‘snow’ shot from Tennessee.
How about a ‘snow’ shot from Whiteface?
This was taken on September 12/1987.It was taken on the way up to the toll road. It was closed for the season, but we follow the smaller roads down the backside (turn right just before the toll area).
Things got worse 5 minutes from here when we stopped for more photos. Our buddy Barry went sliding backwards with the clutch out & wheel spinning! We had to get onto the shoulder where the ice hadn’t yet formed under the snow. A half hour later, we were in warm sunshine and dry roads.That’s me on my old GSXR750.

This looks freaking miserable… Glad it worked out. I love the old GSZr’s and Seca’s.   Great Stuff.

Death Valley Dualsport Wanderlust…

Mike Lewis over on ADV rider was kind enough to let me post this great panorama of shot from Death Valley.

He sent a message along:

It was taken in Feb 2010 and is along the Wildrose Cnayon road in Death Valley National Park. It was my first trip there and spent most of the trip riding with a group of Ural sidecar riders that gather there every winter for offroad riding adventures. I also meet them in Moab each year in April. Also last year my wife flew down to Sedona AZ and we toured our way through the national parks back to the camper in Moab (on our tour bike).

I have a TE610 (in the picture) and a TE450 for single track riding. I like to load up the camper and head out to great DS ridng places for a few days at a time, including many Dual Sports Ride events through the greater Pacific Northwest. I keep a fairly full riding schedule each year. Besides Moab this year, I plan to spend a few weeks in Idaho and Western Colorado where I will meet a couple of the Moab riding buddies that live in Colorado and ride with them in their backyard.

I’ll come right out and say it.  I’m so freaking jealous of what you guys have available to you out west.  Florida is great but for trail riding, unless you like riding narrow trails with soft sand, it can get annoying.

Reader submittal. A seriously Bitching collection of RD Yamaha 2-strokes.

Reader Tony Mcguire sends in pics of his sweet collection of 2-strokes.

He Writes in:
Hi, Im Tony McGuire from east Yorkshire UK, i just came across your site so i thought id send you a few pics of my strokers hoping you might enjoy them 🙂
regards, Tony
-1972 Yamaha DS7 cafe racer built from scratch by myself..
-1975 silver Yamaha RD350B restored by myself
-unrestored blue 1977 Yamaha RD250D..
-1979 yellow Yamaha RD400E , my everyday rider..
please feel free to publish any or all the pics , thanks, Tony

Thank You tony!

Daytona is almost here!

Yeah I know that DMG is screwing it all up AND that some of those transporters won’t even be attending this year AND that it’s more expensive than ever to go vintage racing (March 1’st and 2nd by the way) AND AND AND…. but don’t let that stop you. the weather should be outstanding and lord knows we all need a break.