More Home-Built Motorcycles of the 1970s

In keeping with the theme started two weeks ago with the description of the Garbage Can Special, this week I’m describing two more home-built racing bikes of the 1970s. See the page titled “WW. The BSO and the Kreidler Special.”

By the way, the creator of the GCS sent me a better image of the bike which I added at the end of the page.

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Fun and Racing in Monterey

Dee and I just got back from the World Superbike and MotoAmerica races at Laguna Seca Raceway. We made some new friends and met some old ones, and got to sign a few books. We also watched some good, close racing. See the page “WX. Meeting old and New Friends at Laguna Seca.”

Three Announcements

One: This week’s story is from 1976, the tale of the Garbage Can Special. See the page titled “WY. The Garbage Can Special.”

Two: Dee and I are going to the World Superbike and MotoAmerica races this weekend at Laguna Seca and I will be signing books. Look for us near the gear check on Ducati Island at 2:00 to 3:00 pm on Friday and Saturday. If you’ve already bought my book “Racing the Gods” (https://www.octanepress.com/book/racing-gods) bring it by and I’ll personalize it for you. If you haven’t bought the book yet we will have some for sale. In any case drop by for a chat.

Three: A milestone of sorts, this blog has just passed 20,000 views from nearly 10,000 viewers from dozens of countries. That’s not much compared to some viral blogs, but it’s not bad.

Crashes on the Street

This week’s story is about the times I crashed while riding a street bike. I already published a page about some of my race track crashes (see page “YF. Ten Memorable Crashes”) so for balance I’m documenting my street crashes. See the page titled “WZ. Crashes on the Streets.”

I now have three ‘presences’ on social media. This WordPress blog is for stories about riding and racing. There is a Facebook page for “Author Paul Ritter” which contains information about my book “Racing the Gods” and other writings. The third is my “Paul Ritter” Facebook page which can contain anything I feel like sharing. Of course there is some overlap between the three.