Prompted by a magazine ad I decided to take a look at the class of “Naked Middleweight” motorcycles. I found a lot more than I expected, and I thought you might want to know. See the page titled VJ. The Naked Middleweights or click the link.
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.
This week’s story is about our trip to Sacramento to watch the 50th running of the Sacramento mile. I sold a few books and the racing was great. Look for the page titled “YD. Sacramento Mile 2015.”
All you Facebook users, I’ve started a new Facebook page titled “Author Paul Ritter.” It’s got all the information and activities related to my book “Racing the Gods” and any other writings of mine. If you ‘like’ the page I think you’ll get a Facebook notification every time something is added. Some of the info from that page will spill over onto this blog (like this week’s story), but mostly I hope to keep the blog focused on riding and racing.
This week’s story is a street ride remembrance. It was one of my favorite rides from back in 1997. Look for the page “YQ. The Hawk, the Harley, and the Hurricane.”
On another subject, I just heard that Wester Shadric Cooley, the father of Wester Steven Cooley (2-time AMA Superbike Champion) just passed away at age 82. Wes Cooley the elder was active in the American Federation of Motorcyclists in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Both Wes Cooleys are featured in the page titled “ZA. Fathers and Sons.” Next week’s story will of Wester Shadric Cooley, and a bit of AFM history as well.
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.”