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Wack

climber
Dazevue
Dec 25, 2010 - 05:06am PT
Credit: Wack

While the Harley allows one to enjoy the scenery while cruising the Supermoto is the other side of the coin. Shredding Hiway 4 over Ebbits Pass to Zephyr Cove is another way to roll.
Disaster Master

Social climber
Born in So-Cal, left my soul in far Nor-Cal.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 25, 2010 - 11:36am PT
Wack, that Deuce is fantastic and fun looking.
sac

Trad climber
Sun Coast B.C.
Dec 25, 2010 - 02:39pm PT
1952 Black Vincent...
Richard Thompson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lCH5JgWCZY&feature=related
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Dec 25, 2010 - 02:57pm PT
And let's not forget the man and his machine.

The most famous photograph in all of motorcycling.

Rollie Free exceeded 150mph lying prone on the rear fender in his bathing trunks.

What a man!




Rollie Free was a racer during the 1920s and '30s, but is best known for setting the American motorcycle one-mile speed record in 1948, when he rode a British-made Vincent HRD Black Shadow to a speed of 150.313 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. To make that record run, Free stripped down to tight-fitting swimming shorts and laid flat on the Vincent to cut down on every last bit of wind resistance. A photo of the swinsuit-clad Free racing across the salt flats at 150 mph became one of the most famous photos in the history of the sport.
photo not found
Missing photo ID#183450
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 25, 2010 - 02:59pm PT
Nice ... six pack!
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Dec 25, 2010 - 03:03pm PT
Hate to imagine the road rash potential.
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Dec 25, 2010 - 03:06pm PT
Black Vincent 52 a la Del McCoury

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW-w0KgE-8s
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Dec 25, 2010 - 03:13pm PT
Another iconic photo.
This time it is 1973 and Peter Williams wins the Formula 750 TT race at the Isle of Man on his monocoque framed Norton Commando.

The Isle of Man race is run on public roads blocked off on the 37 mile mountain circuit.

Peter raised the TT lap record to over 107mph that day.


Here he is airborn. Live long and cherish the memories, Peter!
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Missing photo ID#183456




dogtown

Trad climber
JackAssVille, Wyoming
Dec 25, 2010 - 03:17pm PT
My 58 panhead
My 58 panhead
Credit: dogtown
My 69 Bobber
My 69 Bobber
Credit: dogtown
My latest 200 hp. hardtail
My latest 200 hp. hardtail
Credit: dogtown
My 34 all steel coupe
My 34 all steel coupe
Credit: dogtown

I got a of shit!
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Dec 25, 2010 - 03:51pm PT
Two of my favorites-just sold them so I could buy more boat gear. Ah, the sacrifices we have to make in life. Had a Bonneville back in the 60s.

I remember going on a ride with Haan back in 1974 ish when he had just started riding and was a little stiff with the action. Too rigid, trying to overpower the machine instead of flowing with it on curves in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Back in town and close to my house, Peter is ahead of me and I see a car come out of a side street and he collides with it, flies into the air and lands on the hood. "oh my god, he has to be dead". Haan rolls off the hood, shakes himself like a dog that just got out of the water and proceeds to examine his bike. The driver of the car and I are the ones that are all shook up!

R 80/RT 1983
R 80/RT 1983
Credit: guido
R 100/7 1977
R 100/7 1977
Credit: guido

dogtown

Trad climber
JackAssVille, Wyoming
Dec 25, 2010 - 03:59pm PT
my 200 hp the i cll road kill
my 200 hp the i cll road kill
Credit: dogtown
My BMW side-hak
My BMW side-hak
Credit: dogtown

Cool No?
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Dec 25, 2010 - 04:19pm PT
Minerals, where is that trail?
Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
Dec 25, 2010 - 04:59pm PT
“Uh, photos… Northern Nevada, Churchill and Pershing Counties… first photo is southern edge of Granite Springs Valley (Trinity Range in background); second photo is Shawave Range, west side of Granite Springs Valley.”


Dee, I’d be happy to show you or anyone else around out there, if you are in the (Reno Hell) area. There’re lots and lots of single-track trails, two-tracks, and washes… and more whoops than you will ever want to ride. Some of the tight canyons can only be ridden on a bike (too narrow for quads). Super fun.

I tried to get out there yesterday, but after warming the bike up and putting around for a minute, I took off and only got about 2.5 miles from the truck and all of a sudden things got really loud. It sounded like it was coming from the front of the engine/exhaust manifold. I stopped to check the bike. Didn’t see anything wrong and gave the pipe a few taps with my boot to make sure it was still solid (too hot to touch). It seemed solid, so I started it up and decided to head back to the truck to take a closer look. It was running fine, but man, my ears were hurting. And no sense doing more damage to something that needs to be fixed, or worse… getting stranded.

When I took a closer look after letting the bike cool down, I found that the pipe was cracked, a little ways back from the exhaust manifold. A flap of metal had bent outward, leaving a hole in the pipe that will accept two fingers. Ouch! No wonder it was loud!

Conditions were literally PERFECT! It was a little cold out, but the dirt was moist, and traction couldn’t have been any better. I drove about 120 miles round trip, and rode a total of about 5 or 6 miles of dirt road. Kinda bummed me out. I’ll have to post a pick of the cracked pipe when I pull the thing off the bike later.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Dec 25, 2010 - 07:46pm PT
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Dec 25, 2010 - 07:49pm PT
And our Ole Pal Ann Richards!! RIP.
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Dec 25, 2010 - 08:04pm PT
Credit: The Larry

Boy, was my girlfriend pissed!
Lee Bow

Trad climber
wet island
Dec 25, 2010 - 08:20pm PT
Larry that is one of the funniest thing I've seen in years!

I pulled a burnout in my Dad's stock car while it was still in the garage.
I was five...
Lucky I lived to see six!
Wack

climber
Dazevue
Dec 25, 2010 - 11:19pm PT
Credit: Wack

The Memorial Day Weekend ride to Lake Tahoe can be an adventure.
Gary

climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Dec 25, 2010 - 11:56pm PT
This is a great thread, some seriously weird stories. I like the living room burnout photo, I used to live in a pad like that!

Mike the Bike at the Isle of Man.
Gary

climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Dec 25, 2010 - 11:59pm PT
Maybe this is getting OT, but this is an awesome machine:



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