Time for an update on the NORRA 1000 race last month. This tireless crew of the Rippin' Rooster successfully piloted their 60-year old desert hot rod from one end of the Baja peninsula to the other over some of the gnarliest terrain you can imagine. We were so stoked to see our helmets, gloves, goggles and even gasolina bottles put to good, filthy use.
My plan was to meet up with them for the second day and co-drive a section with Jim. Me and a couple buddies were also pitting for an old friend who was racing a Baja bug. As usual, the desert had it's own agenda and it included us changing a front spindle on the beach in the middle of the first night. This put me a day behind the Rooster crew, so I missed my slot on day two. Sad face. More importantly, at the end of the fourth day Jim made the podium with a hard-fought third place finish. Well done, Rippers!
Huge thanks to the Jim, Eric, Duran and the rest of the Rooster family for letting us be involved. You can follow this intrepid team on Instagram @rippinrooster
Anyone who's racing a vintage bike next year and would like some support, hit us up, we'd be glad to pitch in. Hit up firstname.lastname@example.org
After watching Flat Out Friday live streaming last night, I think I was inspired to get outside and ride. I carved a track in the backyard with my snowthrower, put my studded tire on the Evil Monkey, and had a blast. My daughter took the riding photos.
The Mama Tried Motorcycle Show isn't just a bike show, it's a full weekend experience. When you consider the show itself, Flat Out Friday, a visit to the Harley-Davidson Museum, multiple concerts, and ice riding on Slippery Sunday (weather permitting... and it did not cooperate last year), you really can't ask for more. I'm bummed I'm missing it this year but I hope everyone that attends has a blast. The last few years will be hard to beat, but the show seems to get better every year. Have fun everyone! I'll leave you with some photos of One (Metallica tribute) and Weedeater at last year's show.
These guys were so good.
Pushin' and shovin' in the pit (Rave security was not amused):
Weedeater was fun to photograph. The facial expressions are fantastic.
Bypass the long lines by purchasing your advance tickets for Flat Out Friday and Mama Tried before the party begins this weekend. We want to thank Benny Stucker for covering the mayhem for us. Expect a full feature soon!