Monthly Archives: July 2012

Remember when summer break was a good thing?

I hate summer racing break.  I suspect it is necessary to keep from racing in the absolute hottest part of the year.  But, I hate not racing my motorbike.

This is what summer was like when you were young.

Summer was filled with the pool, riding your bike, hanging out, sleeping late, no school…  it was glorious.

Now, it just means no racing and no motorbike stuff for a few weeks.  Bummer.

I need to do some racing.  2 weeks ago I did the local harescrambles at Hixton.  I have to say that I must go on record here and say that it was a horrible event.

The course at Hixton can be really good.  But, this course was so poorly marked that no one could follow it.  I was lost about 5 times per lap on the first 2 laps.  Not enough ribbon, not enough arrows, old trails not marked off, turns off the obvious trail line were not easy to see…  it was pretty bad.

On the first lap, I was following a guy who blew right by the motocross track.  I turned back and got on the course again, but never saw him during the race again.  His first lap was 2 minutes faster than mine.  The next laps we traded back and forth but with about a 30 second difference.  It is just a local race, so who really cares.  But, it is a bummer to drive all the way to a race, pay the entrance fee, trash a set of tires, put wear and tear on the bike etc…  Only to know that the result isn’t really true.

I am over it and have moved on.  But, I will be going to the National Harescrambles in Minnesota on the weekend of the 29th July – instead of another Hixton race.

Out, Joe.

I do like racing my motorcycle. I hate summer break.


Oh no…There goes Tokyo. Go go Godzilla!

I said it was hot. 102 today. I call that Alabama hot.

Here is the next forecast.

If you see a sleeping Coyote, do not wake it.




Its the heat part of the hot that makes it so hot!

Alabama Hot!

About 1 year ago, I experienced something called Alabama Hot. It was hot. Not just a little bit hot, but REALLY hot. I saw a person actually burst into flames. I saw a lake boiling. I saw a lizard looking for shade. Alabama hot is the kind of hot that is chewy. Alabama hot is the kind of hot that makes you turn the oven on with the door open to get some relief.

I think that Wisconsin has been moved south. Close to Alabama. It is hot here. Damn hot. Not quite Alabama hot, but Alabama must be near by.

97 Monday
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100 Wednesday
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99 Friday