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.
Today’s story is about a certain kind of inflation. It’s not about tires. It’s not about money. It’s about how big engines are getting. See the page WB. Inflation.
There’s a new blog story this week, but first Book News:
We’ve been to Texas, to the Sacramento Mile and to Laguna Seca in California. I’m working on setting up appearances in S. California and the Pacific Northwest. Next, however, we will be in the Deep South at the Barber Vintage Festival near Birmingham, Alabama, October 9, 10 and 11. I’ll be signing copies of my book “Racing the Gods.” I don’t know exactly what hours, but we will be somewhere in the Vendor Row at the top of the paddock area. I’ll post more details as they become available.
This week’s story is about the resurgence of the “standard” motorcycle, also known as a naked bike. At one point the standard bike almost disappeared as manufacturers made more tightly-focused niche bikes. It seems the standard motorcycle has made a come-back. See the page WO. The Standards are Back.