Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Methven Street Races: the pits...

Went to the street racing in Methven on Saturday. Was pretty cool, as there were a lot more classics there than I'd thought there would be. Also it was supposed to rain and it didn't! Weather was perfect and I was kicking myself for not riding out there. Got a ride with Moody in his 68 Valiant though, so that was pretty cool. Anyway photographed a bunch of bikes etc...



This (above) is old man Ormsby and his Triumph Bonnie. Man this guy rode hard! And gotta love those old school leathers. Also there seems to be something about racing old motorcycles and having a decent sorta beard going...














This (below) was the only Commando there. Came third I think, but sounded amazing!



Someone left this Triumph Trident leaning against a wall with the keys in it! Bait?


And there were a bunch of restored bikes on show...


Cruising the pits is always one of my favorite things about motorcycle racing. Have been to Ruapuna a couple of times since back in Christchurch and they don't let you do this there, so this was really cool to get up-close-and-personal with the bikes and riders. Was amazing to see how old some of these buggers are too! You would never guess their age when you see them racing, they all ride like irresponsible teenage boys with no fear whatsoever of DEATH. Fucking brilliant. There might be a chance for me yet!

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