Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 22

Thread: These folks only ride their bikes 1/4 mile!

  1. #1
    El Dookey loves to ride. 99007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Ada, MI (outside Grand Rapids)
    Posts
    2,045

    These folks only ride their bikes 1/4 mile!

    Last Saturday I put on my cub reporter hat and beat feet out to the dragstrip at US131 Motorsports Park for an All Motorcycle event. It is a nice 50 miles of back country riding (really nice in spots). Michigan is in her summer glory with fields of 7-8 foot corn and lots of fields of soy beans looking their green best.
    Racing started at 3 pm and I closed the store at 3 pm so I didn't stop to take any "on the way" pics, but saved the camera action for the racing action.
    Here is my winner for The Prettiest Dang Bike Out There That Day Award.
    To really appreciate the beauty of this paint job, you need to walk around the bike.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Don't winterize; Rounderize!
    www.yearroundriders.com

  2. #2
    El Dookey loves to ride. 99007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Ada, MI (outside Grand Rapids)
    Posts
    2,045
    Another angle of the same bike. He calls it the Night Crawler, but this baad boy wasn't crawling down the track. Some of the Busas out there were hitting speeds of 150-160 in the quarter mile. Dang. (Note to self: Next year borrow one of them K1200R thingamabobs and show them what a Beemer can do.)
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Don't winterize; Rounderize!
    www.yearroundriders.com

  3. #3
    El Dookey loves to ride. 99007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Ada, MI (outside Grand Rapids)
    Posts
    2,045
    Ain't it purty? Just a little grocery getter. Looks fast sitting still, no?
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Don't winterize; Rounderize!
    www.yearroundriders.com

  4. #4
    El Dookey loves to ride. 99007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Ada, MI (outside Grand Rapids)
    Posts
    2,045
    Smoke 'em if you got 'em. This demonstrates that it ain't only Harley riders who like to light 'em up.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Don't winterize; Rounderize!
    www.yearroundriders.com

  5. #5
    El Dookey loves to ride. 99007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Ada, MI (outside Grand Rapids)
    Posts
    2,045
    This is the winner of the Pro ET class, Mr Jeff Green. Snappy looking paint job.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Don't winterize; Rounderize!
    www.yearroundriders.com

  6. #6
    El Dookey loves to ride. 99007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Ada, MI (outside Grand Rapids)
    Posts
    2,045

    A GS of another stripe

    When was the last time you saw an '84 Suzuki GS1150ES? This is Scott riding his that he bought new in 1985. He rode on the street for one season and then has been racing it for the past 20 seasons. He made it to the semi-finals and then red lighted by 17/1000ths of a second. As a consequence he went home with $150 instead of $1,500. DANG!
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Don't winterize; Rounderize!
    www.yearroundriders.com

  7. #7
    El Dookey loves to ride. 99007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Ada, MI (outside Grand Rapids)
    Posts
    2,045

    This young man is YOUNG

    This is Tyler Fisher and he is 16 years old and kicking some major booty at this track. One week I was out there and his main ride (shown here) puked so he competed on a dirt bike. He held his own on it due to the equalizing power of dial in times (ask me to explain it and I will try!). This kid is going to go places in motorcycle drag racing IMHO.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Don't winterize; Rounderize!
    www.yearroundriders.com

  8. #8
    El Dookey loves to ride. 99007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Ada, MI (outside Grand Rapids)
    Posts
    2,045
    One more smoke for your pleasure. Obviously I spent my time at the starting line - there was more shade and it is easier for me to get pictures when they are NOT going 125 mph plus.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Don't winterize; Rounderize!
    www.yearroundriders.com

  9. #9
    El Dookey loves to ride. 99007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Ada, MI (outside Grand Rapids)
    Posts
    2,045

    Who called me a dummy?

    Okay, so maybe it ain't to bright to stand in this spot. But I happen to like getting hit with small bits of burning rubber and flying what not. (Remember last year when I got the shot of a jet car leaving the starting line? Now that was dumb!)
    This represents The End - as it should.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Don't winterize; Rounderize!
    www.yearroundriders.com

  10. #10
    Slowpoke & Proud of It! BRADFORDBENN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    State of Confusion
    Posts
    7,799
    So did you go for a spin down the track?
    -=Brad

    It isn't what you ride, it is if you ride

  11. #11
    ian408
    Guest
    Fun stuff! Thanks for sharing the ride

  12. #12
    El Dookey loves to ride. 99007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Ada, MI (outside Grand Rapids)
    Posts
    2,045
    Quote Originally Posted by BradfordBenn
    So did you go for a spin down the track?
    Not yet, but I am attending a Media Driving School this Thursday (8/11/05) wherein I will at minimum get to ride down the track in a two seater drag racing car and MAYBE (if my name is chosen) get to drive the track myself - in a cage and not on the snow queen.
    Don't winterize; Rounderize!
    www.yearroundriders.com

  13. #13
    leave my monkey alone LORAZEPAM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    West Salem, OH
    Posts
    2,888

    My bike is faster than yours....

    Hey Cliffy,
    Guess I will tell work to kiss my rectum one of these weekends and we can go up to the track together. We can enter the bracket races and see if the snow queen can take the RRS in the quarter mile. Heck we even have approved gear on when we get there. Maybe we can even have a midwest clan rounder event and take all the spots with BMW's. How fun would that be?
    Gale Smith
    2009 Versys
    1999 R1100RT

  14. #14
    USERNAME
    Guest
    cliffy - great pics!

    any insight into the AWESOME modifications that they make? my bike is so fast and powerful that i use one of those anti-flip "tails" that the drag racers use all the time now. i'm just too fast. but i'd love to hear if there is any new mod that you saw that i could put on my bike!

  15. #15
    El Dookey loves to ride. 99007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Ada, MI (outside Grand Rapids)
    Posts
    2,045
    Quote Originally Posted by lorazepam
    Hey Cliffy,
    Guess I will tell work to kiss my rectum one of these weekends and we can go up to the track together. We can enter the bracket races and see if the snow queen can take the RRS in the quarter mile. Heck we even have approved gear on when we get there. Maybe we can even have a midwest clan rounder event and take all the spots with BMW's. How fun would that be?
    no need to do the confusing "bracket" races, if we go out on a friday night then we can do head to head racing with no dial in time. bring it on, ohio.

    it would be fun to have a rounder/mid-west clan event and go out there. maybe later in the year when it ain't so dad blamed hot. the track temp the other day was 120 or so. i cooked a steak and egg dinner right by the christmas tree.

    oh - USERNAME, i checked and none of these bikes have any mods - at least not any mods that would enable them to keep up with YOUR bike. sure they have extended rear ends, turbo-chargers, and bottles of nitrous on them, but nothing that could compete with all the titanium-carbon-fiber-global-positioning-piston-expanding-overthrusting-power-inverter stuff that you have available on yer byke. if you showed up they would tuck tail and run home to mommy.
    Don't winterize; Rounderize!
    www.yearroundriders.com

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •