This kid is a beast. He’s my girlfriend, Kinsy’s kid. He’s raced 4 rounds of MiniMotoUSA so far this year, and I just wanted to post up a few pictures showing off how damned adorable and awesome he is motor-scootin around on his little 50 and his pocketbike. He podiums every round racing against some kids twice his age.
So as the day ended, we watched everyone pack up and leave. I came up to the track with two beautiful bikes in the bed of my truck, and now I was leaving with two beat, trashed, and battered bikes. The bikes looked like snicker doodles after rolling around in the Nevada dirt, and my truck was caked as well from my 4wd adventures in the morning. My bank account was hundreds of dollars lighter. A few friends crashed but were ok. I learned a ton about racing and about myself. I had to be at work the next day at 7am. As I arrived at work the next day, I was asked the usual question,
“What did you do this weekend?”
“Did you win?”
After a long pause, I responded, “….ya” with a smile.
A little over a year ago, I wrote a blog entitled “Electric Bikes: This is it?” It was about my dismay at the progress being made and all the hoopla that seemed to be surrounding the electric bike market. Lots of talk, very little awesomeness.
I pinned the bike, bouncing it off it’s rev limiter and yelled the only thing I could think of at the top of my lungs, “F****************CK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU BEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRR!!!!!” hoping that would scare it.
For those of you that know me know that I’ve had a fear of Infineon for the longest time. Being a trackside photographer, I see really bad stuff happen sometimes…Infineon has always been the worst of the worst.
We hoofed it double-time Saturday morning because we knew we were going to be gone for a few hours mid day for another event—which I’ll get to in a minute—so that way we’d have the best variety of pics of everyone out there on track. We shot non-stop from about 9:30 until 11:45.
This “other event” was a charity bikini bike wash held over at 2 Wheel Custom Performance in Reno. We thought it’d be great to get some PR shots and the likes. So we hang out there for about an hour and a half takin pics and the likes…
Somehow, someway, Toe has made the cover of Super Streetbike Magazine with the FAIL bike. I mean, I knew that the idea behind the bike was totally rad…but the cover of a magazine? AWESOME! Look for it in the February issue of Super Streetbike Magazine.
For those of you who know not what the FAIL bike is…well, here it is with Josh Herrin schmobbin on it…
That’s right. FAIL of epic portions. BBBYAAAAAAAHHHH!!!! Toe finally got everything together and the FAIL bike is done! Thanks to: 4theriders Ace Custom Graphics Pirelli/CT Racing Tech Spec TILT Customs Factory Body Works Supermoto Engineering tHANks and Tim Scarrott for paint. So we took some static shots of the bike…
Over the last few years, there’s been lots of talk about electric motorcycles and the TTXGP and “electric racing” and “way of the future,” et cetera…frankly, I’m not yet impressed. With price tags being as high as $60,000 to buy one of your own, I simply do not see how this is the way of [...]