Thanks Drew for the jets ( that man is gold )
Thanks Chris/desperate for the advise. We must be on the same wavelength, cause I did just that
when I was in SLC shopping last Saturday
Thanks Charlie...I always use rubber
Thanks Colin !...long time no see. Sorry you couldn't make it. I really hope to meet you next year
Thanks Glen. I'm sorry we didn't meet. I would have been honored to shake your hand. Next year ..OK ?!!!
And now that I'm at it : THANKS to all the folks at Speed Week that I met, for giving me such a good time.
It was just great meeting the fine members of this forum Lynda, Jon and his wife, Sparky, Rex, Don, Ray,
Pork Pie, Graham, Willie, Sheri, Nortonist/Bill and a bunch more who's name slips my mind right now...
sorry.... but my meeting-good-people-memory is on overload right now, but will come back to me.
It's quite an incredible crowd of good people there !!!!!!!!!!!!
Spend the last week in Wild Wild Wendover, passing my time practicing my contortionist act
working on the bike strapped inside the van, doing all kinds of stuff; re-checking valves, etc.etc.etc.
..and doing a leak-test: bicycle inner-tube attached to intake flange + pump from the supermarket
that exposed a couple of ...mumble mumble mumble
...and working on the carb inside the motel-room that look more and more like
a self storage room, than a motel-room, what with the shipping box, pallets, spare-parts, tools etc. in there.
Met up with Bob ( "MC1314" ) who paid me a visit the last few days up to BUB, keeping me company.
WHAT a great guy !
Bob is a VERY youthful 73 years not-old guy, and he came all the way from South Carolina , ( that's a 2300
miles drive each way (!)) just to volunteer at the pre-stage, and get a chance to ride his 100 cc bike.
Maaaaan: the good people one meet here !
BUB finally arrived and boy'oh'boy ; the bikes one get to see !
Sorry new-bikes-guys... I'm not dissing you, but my personal preference are the home-brewed slightly insane crazy bikes
like these flipping amazing creations:
and of cause the classics like these
...and this brilliant Vincent Black Lightning, that happens to belong to my pit-host
Kurt from Reno:
Will ya' look at that beautiful bike!
Now here's a bit of advise: you wanna set a record ?
OK all you have to do is invite me to share pit with you.
At Speed Week my pit-host George immediately set a record, and here at BUB
Kurt immediately set a record.
So there you go; Invite me into your pit!....it's gonna cost you of cause...ha ha !
Have met yet a new bunch of guys from the forum; WizzBang, Bruin, Woobly Walrus/Bo,;Bak
, Larry and a bunch more ( again: sorry I can't remember the names right now...again: good guys name over-dose )
Got through Tech. Inspection without any issues.
Did a test run away from the pits ( unlike Speed Week, one can do that at BUB )
A couple of the guys I spend time with at BUB back in 2008 as member of theDreamcatcherr crew,
Neil and Magoo, came down from Minnesota for a couple of days, just to say hello.
THAT was nice. Great guys !
Well my bike is F I N A L L Y ready ( I think...believe...erh....hope )
after I realized what the problem with the engine was in fact:
Erhhhh; I had mumble mumble, mumble,
for which of cause I have a legitimate excuse..................not.
Anyway: it now runs and sounds quite flipping nice.
SO the great moment arrived: got in the leathers, helmet, gloves, boots ( THANKS Woobly Walrus/Bo).
Fired up the little beast to do a final ( yeah...right ) test run
...large'ish bunch of people gathered to see where all the noise was coming from.......expectations were high....all eyes at me...
Reeeeeeved up the beast to show off ....and yanked the gear-lever into first....KLONK
one silly Dane sat there with a broken off gear-lever in his hand.
All dressed up and nowhere to go......ha ha ha ha...talk about feeling dumb.
BIG thank to Bob Bakkker / "bak" for ( yet again; he also lent me leathers for first test-ride) coming to my rescue
brazing (spelling) the bloody thing back together.
Thanks man !
Gotta get my act together. I've got two and a half days left.
Wish me luck.
Advise I: don't ever take an un-tested, un-finished bike to the Salt.
It's a waste of time.
Advise II: disregard the above advise, 'cause the Salt is the best place
on earth to waste your time
regardless: I'm having a BLAST here !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and if everything else fails , at least I captured the perfect Kodak-moment:
It's all good !
Good night you all. Gotta get up at 5.00.