Spring Aprilia Update

The weather here in the Pacific Northwest has been exceptionally wet, for the second year in a row I might add. So opportunities to get the bikes out has been few and far between early in the season. I did get the Aprilia out for a great ride on my regular loop south of Corvallis … Continue reading “Spring Aprilia Update”

A Dream Realized: 1995 Aprilia RS250 Chesterfield Replica in My Garage!

When I first started getting into bikes in the early 90’s, i did a lot of research. It’s in my nature really and no wonder I love the internet so much! But before the internet, I went to the Corvallis Public Library and Linn-Benton Community College Library, which both had great collections of motorcycle magazines. … Continue reading “A Dream Realized: 1995 Aprilia RS250 Chesterfield Replica in My Garage!”

2001 Aprilia RS250 For Sale: Oh Lawd, the Temptation!

I spotted this Aprilia RS250 on eBay (Update 12.30.07: Relisted. Update 1.13.2008: 1 bid of $8k, reserve not met.) this morning and it’s for sale right here in Oregon down in Medford. And it already has plates! Considering how difficult it is to title gray market machines, having this one plated and only 3 hours … Continue reading “2001 Aprilia RS250 For Sale: Oh Lawd, the Temptation!”

Aprilia RS250 For Sale in Florida

I have always had a soft spot in my heart for gray market bikes, but none more so than the Aprilia RS250. Here’s one on eBay for $7k: 1996 Aprilia RS250 For Sale on eBay A few years back when these would pop up from time to time, they were trading hands for more like … Continue reading “Aprilia RS250 For Sale in Florida”

2010 Year In Review Post (aka Why Has This Blog Been Damn Near Silent?!)

If there are any subscribers left on this site, I sincerely apologize! To summarize this year in a few words is to say I was far too busy. I burned out completely at least 3 times and the last thing on my mind was blogging. Routine 60 hour work weeks have been rewarding but truly … Continue reading “2010 Year In Review Post (aka Why Has This Blog Been Damn Near Silent?!)”

Early Summer Road Trips Photo-Gallery: SBK at Miller and Historics at Sears Point

As usual I’m completely behind on my personal blog, but the last few weeks have been epic! We were very lucky to be able to part sponsor the Veloce Racing team at the Miller Motorsports World SuperBike weekend a couple weeks ago, and then my wonderful wife treated me to a long weekend at Sears … Continue reading “Early Summer Road Trips Photo-Gallery: SBK at Miller and Historics at Sears Point”

Road Trip to SBK at Miller Motorsports Park

13 hours 20 minutes later, we have arrived in Salt Lake City for the SBK racing at Miller Motorsports Park this weekend. I have to say that this is one of the longest road trips I’ve taken in some time, but the XC70 was a really comfortable and capable car for this journey. Paul and … Continue reading “Road Trip to SBK at Miller Motorsports Park”

Our Visit to the 2010 Portland Auto Show

Nearly two weeks ago now, Shana and I made a day of the Portland Auto Show. We used to go every year to fantasize about new cars, but have missed the event in recent years. It’s fun to check out everything up close and personal without the hassle of a salesman crawling down you neck. … Continue reading “Our Visit to the 2010 Portland Auto Show”

A Visit to the Barber Motorsports Museum: Sportbike Nirvana

If you should find yourself even within 500 miles of Birmingham, make an effort to get to Barber Motorsports Park. In addition to hosting the likes of AMA Superbike, NHRA drag racing, Grand-Am road racing, WERA, and two vintage weekends, they also feature a museum of rare sport bikes. The on site museum is packed … Continue reading “A Visit to the Barber Motorsports Museum: Sportbike Nirvana”