A New Theme

Dear Readers,

I’ve changed the WordPress theme from Syntax to Confit in an attempt to make it easier to find the stories. On the laptop the Confit theme puts the page list on the left side of the screen. On my iPad and my Andriod phone the word “NAVIGATION” at the top is a button that will expose the page list. The list is in most-recently-published-on-top order, so the Top Ten Reasons Road Racers Crash (page title “Rollin’ and Tumblin’) should be first on the list. I hope this helps.


A Cludge

Oct. 29, 2014. I’ve done something kinda weird. This WordPress theme orders the page list alphabetically, but I really want to have it in reverse order of publication. That would put the most recently added story on top. I’ve added two letters to the title of each page to force the list into the correct order. Let me know if this works better for you or if the two letter code is too obnoxious.

Also I changed the name of the Top 10 Reasons to Crash page to “Rollin’ and Tumblin’.” The other title was too long.

Top 10 Reasons Racers Crash

Oct. 29, 2014. I’ve made a couple cosmetic changes to the site and published a new story. Sorry it took so long. Look for the page “Rollin’ and Tumblin’.” The top 10 reasons have real world examples from my own (extensive) experiences with crashing.

A Story of SSMark

October 9, 2014. Yesterday evening I got the crushing news that my friend SSMark had been in a motorcycle accident and suffered head injuries he is not expected to recover from. SSMark appears in several places in these stories, notably in “WetLeather pt 2 – the Gather” and “WetLeather pt 3B – the BB100 Race.” I had been wondering what to publish next in this blogsite and that clinched the deal — it’s the story of a ride he led with Ln, Havoc, Dahlface and me way back in 1998. Look for the page titled “A Ride in the Desert.”

Three Remarkable Street Rides

Oct. 4, 2014. I’m announcing a new page. It was actually published on Sept. 18th but I wasn’t quite satisfied with it and didn’t have time to fix it until now. It describes three different street rides from the 1970s that were interesting (well, I thought they were interesting). Look for the page titled “A Few Interesting Street Rides.”

The Blog Site Update

October 4, 2014. Those of you who have been following this blog might have noticed two things — I haven’t put up any new stories recently and the format has changed a lot.

Previously, I would put a story up as a new page and edit the original post to tell everyone a new story was available. So I had over a dozen pages but only one post. After some research I realized that probably wasn’t the best way to proceed, since you can’t put tags on pages, only on posts. Tags, as I understand it, help people find your posts if they are interested in its contents. I’ve been spending time figuring this all out instead of adding stories.

From now on I will still be putting stories on pages, but making a new post each time. This way I can tag the posts appropriately for the story’s content. As of this post there are nineteen stories/pages on this site. The posts describing the stories can be found by scrolling down.

Some Historic Road Race Tracks

Sept. 8, 2014. A little bit of Racing History. I describe seven racetracks from the late 1970s. A few of them still exist but the majority are gone. Click on the 3-line button and look for the link “Tracks I’ve Raced.”

The Start of Superbike Racing

Aug. 24, 2014. More road racing history today. Are you a fan of Superbike racing? Did you ever wonder why or when the Superbike racing class started? I’ll tell you. See the link titled “Superbikes, a New Racing Class.”

A Ducati Racing Single

Aug. 19, 2014. Today it’s back to road racing Ducatis. It’s the story about building my 350cc Desmo GP-style race bike in 1974. Lots of stuff for Ducati fans, but it’s a good story for anyone wanting to know what goes into turning a street bike into a track-only race bike. Look for the page titled “The Ducati 350 Desmo Racer.”