Paul Ritter Blog

Sears1977ASmallIf you are new to this blog please read the Introduction page. On my laptop the page list is on the left. On the iPad and Android you need to click on the word NAVIGATION above to expose the page list. The Introduction page is at the bottom.

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A Comparison — BSB and MotoAmerica

You may be thinking I’ve given up on this blog. It’s been three months or so since I last added anything. I haven’t quit I’ve just gotten really slow. This newest page is a closer look at the British Superbike Series, why it’s so good at churning out World Superbike racers, and a brief comparison to our own MotoAmerica series. Look for the page “VH. Another Look at British Superbike” or click on This Link.

Nicky Hayden

Nicky Hayden passed away five days after being hit by a car on May 17th. He was riding his bicycle in Italy at the time. Reports say he suffered severe brain and torso damage. I didn’t know Nicky (met him once in an autograph line) but always admired his riding, his work ethic and his comments during interviews. He will be missed by many. RIP Nicky.

The Final Beyond Racer Road Article

I’ve given up on the club-racing article I was working on and instead republished an article from Cycle magazine. This is the last of the Beyond Racer Road articles. And I had to cheat to get this, the 7th in the series. This one is about a Superbike BMW, not a Ducati, and the guest author, Kevin Cameron, was Cycle’s technical editor at the time. Look for the page VK. Beyond Racer Road 7 – The Making of a BMW Superbike or click the link.

Beyond Racer Road 6

I’ve been neglecting this blog lately. I was working on a piece but it wasn’t coming together, then there was Christmas, then New Years, and the piece is still not working. Instead today’s publication is the sixth in the series of “Beyond Racer Road” articles originally published in Cycle magazine in the 1970s. This one reveals the dark secrets of the 1977 Daytona-winning Ducati. Look for the page titled VL. Beyond Racer Road 6 – Dark Secrets Revealed or click the link.

Beyond Racer Road 5 – the Hot Rod is Born.

The new story on the blog-site is a re-publication of the fifth of a series of “Beyond Racer Road” stories from the late 1970s Cycle magazine. This one is Cook Neilson’s recounting of his and Phil Schilling’s adventures in the 1976 racing season. You can find it on the page VM. Beyond Racer Road 5 – the Hot Rod is Born.

Barber Vintage Festival 2016

I have finally finished and published the story of our trip to Birmingham, Alabama. It’s a bit longer than most of the stories in this blog, but it’s not to bad at about 2,000 words. Y0u can find it at the page titled VN. Barber Vintage Festival 2016.

Fourth Installment of Beyond Racer Road

I’m still working on the story of our Barber 2016 trip. In the meantime I’ve re-printed the fourth of the Beyond Racer Road series of articles from Cycle Magazine. This one is from 1976. Look for the page VP. Beyond Racer Road 4 – A Four Square Two Stroke.