So, I’m sitting in front of my computer eating a homemade taco salad and reading blogs and drinking a nice cold beer. Reading blogs seems to be taking up more of my evening time in front of the computer these days. I am finding there are lots of great blogs around and I often find them by reading other blogs that recommend and link to them.
So here is one motorcycle blog I have been reading that you might check out:
You can start at the top of the page and read the latest blog, or may I suggest that you scroll down the left hand side and click on the dated archives and begin with his first post in June 2007. You can then read about how he chose his bike, a Harley-Davidson Sportster, and then later read about the modifications he made, and then how he decided to later buy a sport bike.
I am not into sport bikes, most of the guys I ride with ride Harley-Davidson’s or metric cruisers, but I did attend the Red Bull Indianapolis GP at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway last year (my first time attending the event by the way).
I mostly went to watch the AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson XR1200 Series race. Bloomington Harley-Davidson had a bike they were sponsoring so it added a little local interest to the race and gave me someone to root for since I don’t normally follow the series. FYI, the 2012 MotoGP is coming up very soon, it is scheduled for August 17-19, 2012. By the way, if you go, wear tennis shoes, not boots, because you will walk literally miles and miles. The place is huge! I didn’t heed my brothers advice last year and ended up with blisters and very sore feet from walking all over that infield in heavy motorcycle boots. I started to feel like I was in the Army again!
I stumbled upon the Ducati area of the track and I was surprised, and somewhat impressed, by the dedication of the Ducati riders and staff, and yes, even their marketing machine, Ducati red everywhere! They had their own seating area, their new bikes on display, and a parking area just for Ducati riders. Most of their bikes were interesting, and while not really my style, I did kind of like one bike that they are promoting as their version of a cruiser, the Ducati Diavel. I don’t really know much about it, but I would be interested in trying out just about anything that puts out 162 horsepower and only weighs 452 pounds!
After the race we headed to downtown Indianapolis where they closed off Meridian Street to all vehicles except motorcycles. We got there fairly early and parked along Meridian with the other few hundred bikes that were already there. We went in and had some dinner and a beer and by the time we came back out there were literally thousands of motorcycles parked along Meridian all the way to Monument Circle. There was a constant stream of bikes riding up and down Meridian. They had live music, vendors, and every kind of bike and rider you can imagine. It was literally the most diverse group of motorcycle riders at any event I have ever been to. Try it once, and you will be hooked like I am!
By the way, cilantro makes the taco salad, the same way ice cold makes the beer!