Monday, March 2, 2015

Celebrated Obsolescence

Vintage Motorcycle Days lives up to its name, with two wheeled machines of every size and marque from the last fifty years and beyond. The swap meet is a great time if you don't mind sifting through rusty detritus for hidden treasures, just make sure your tetanus booster is up to date! A whole circus of other events, demo rides and lectures is taking place as well, but I came for the racing, everything else is just a distraction.

Due to the odd rule structure for this one-off, once a year event, I will only be racing one class per day: Gen X Superbike Lightweight. If it were not for the WERA event that follows on Monday and Tuesday, it would not be worth the trip to do two races. I will be pitted against the FZR 400s and Honda Hawk 650s. Both models in stock form boast more power than my built EX, as well as aluminum chassis. I have my work cut out for me.

On a positive note, it is not hot or humid as is normally the case for VMD. It is in fact eerily cool, a much welcome departure from my last venture to Mid-Ohio (to read that story, please click here: ). I am excited, and as ready as you can be while waiting to race...

Blisteringly fast FZR hybrid that would win the Gen X Superbike Lightweight class

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