1991 Kawasaki Zephyr 550, the ZR550B model to be precise. Tore down and rebuilt by a few friends in Philadelphia from Dec 2021-June 2022. But Chris F gets the most credit for all the hours of paint, welding, and bodywork to make it certifiably fresh. For the full build write-up follow the link at the […]
Hottest day in existence.
This trip came about after trying to escape the winter and stumbling on Riders Share. When I found out I could rent a 2011 BMW GSA1200 for about $100.00 a day the die was cast. I was going somewhere, I was gonna see something, and Kira was coming with me. I put on my […]
Was fun to see everyone. Good times. Fun ride through the country side of NJ. Stopped in Hopewell NJ for mid day coffee / lunch. Cute little town.
The day after the Handbuilt show, Quinn showed me a great time. There was swimming in Barton Springs, shooting skeet, and an amazing dinner at Lamberts (thanks again Richie). The whole squad but me went out for more drinking after dinner. I decided to hang back with the dogs and get rest for the […]
I recently started a job with a home office in Austin Texas and, if you did not know, our good bud and COTT contributor, Quinn is now an Austinite. My job is a WFH job but I decided to pay fealty and visit the office for a few days of work. I took advantage of […]
Yep, still fun. Highlights were the high-viz Taco and the Bozo jap-truck.
Hangout for a weekend in the woods near Waterville PA. No motorcycles. Ilford Delta 3200 film. Nikon n80 camera.
My inspiration to do a proper track day started when I realized that 2020 and 2021 would be years without a whole lot of big traveling or other new ventures. So loose plans were set in motion to do a track day on my modern beginner sport bike, a 2015 Yamaha R3. Brad acquired […]
I was in Miami and stumbled onto Curated Cars which specializes in vintage supercars. They were super nice, and let me come in and look around. Wow.
Tire machine. Pretty good. I’m into it.
On our week long off-road trip, Adam shot some GoPro still-frame video footage from the tight single track we did. Pretty sure it catches me taking a spill somewhere. Also, some random BMX videos I dug up from early-mid 2000’s. Good stuff.
Part 3: Days 7-9 Day 7 – Stratton, VT to Copake, NY Holy hell it was a cold night. I was not prepared for the cold that came in during the early hours of the morning. It was 40 or below. I had to put everything on that I had. Brain got creative for warmth. […]
Part 2: Days 4-6 Day 4 – Lovell, ME to Benton, NH The sun rose and so did we. Dave had some coffee for us. What a guy! Going to Dave’s was the right move. It’s kinda wild that you can meet total strangers who will take you in and treat you as their own […]
Part 1: Days 1 – 3 After hearing about Ed and Adam’s planned month in Montana, an extreme FOMO kicked in for me. A couple of days later, I overheard Young Will say on a Thursday night pocket beer ride that he was doing the newly created North East BDR in August. Boom! FOMO problem […]
Doing the track events, I automatically get this “Grassroots Motorsports” mag. Normally it’s not my favorite but this month had a good article. When I was in college one of my autocross friends from the Honda dealership I worked at had a modified E30-M3 bmw. It was cool and he was fast. Crazy how expensive […]
Cast & Salvage 2.0 It’s been a real challenge to get the warehouse to its current state but it’s getting closer to a usable space each day. Thanks to everyone that’s donated time, advice, and/or supplies. I am grateful for the support of friends to make this happen. Good times ahead. Random photos from the […]
10 years of the same thing and its still my favorite part of the week.
In a little over a week Ben, Andrew, Alex, Ed, and myself are heading out West to explore British Columbia. Last month we all packed our bikes and shipped them out to Portland, OR. Our final stop be will Missoula, MT where Ed and I plan to keep our XR’s so we can fly out […]
Put it on your calendar. I’m trying to do one of these races this year on my IT250. Both are only about 2 hours from Philly so lets do it. I think the Cross Country scrambles race is what I want to do. Potomac Vintage Riders / Cross Country Candytown MC September 15th: Map / […]
Published - Dec 2, 2022
What the F is a pumper carb? Basically when you twist the throttle, regardless of if the bike is on or off, the carb literally shoots a stream of fuel down into the engine. This shot of fuel reduces velocity-lag response (or something like that) so throttle response seems instant. A pumper carb wont necessarily […]