Milwaukeean Andy Pickett is headed out to the Bonneville Salt Flats in pursuit of a motorcycle world land speed record. But this project is about more than just speed, it’s about honoring and fulfilling a plan between friends. Go here to read my full story for OnMilwaukee. Here he is pictured below during a shakedown run on the “Pinky Fiddy.”
The motorcycle beach race in Milwaukee was super fun yesterday. Bradford Beach was transformed into a racetrack for the Harley-Davidson 115th anniversary celebration and motorcycle racers spun around on the flat track sand oval. This was put on by The Race of Gentlemen, but also featured contemporary twins racing as well. From what I understand, this was their first time trying to race and turn these vintage bikes – not just drag race in a straight line on the beach.
I’ve had this idea for awhile now and am finally getting started on it. I picked up these side covers from Boxer Cafe because they look very well made, and the stock metal BMW /5 side covers are getting stupid expensive. The stock /6 models are boooo-ring and these have a nice art deco vibe. So I’m going to make something of my own. I’d had it in mind to paint the tank anyway, so this is a good opportunity to make everything match. Stay tuned…
It’s not too often that motorcycle publications have poems, let along poems that feature the word “lovely.” But on a whim I sent this to Sideburn, minutes after writing it, and they put it on their blog. Read For The Birds here at Sideburn.