old bikes i used to ride

It’s spring wishing i could still ride ……… rŌbert

The Rōbert [Cholo] Report (pron: Rō'bear Re'por)

I must have hated myself riding these temperamental Brit bikes all those years with their horrible Lucas electrical systems (Lucas had three settings, dim, flicker, off) that always failed you … often when riding down a dark, winding highway at high speed …  the lights would go out..

rŌbert

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Vincent power land speed record holder Rollie Free featured in one of the most iconic photographs in motorcycling history.

Rolland “Rollie” Free (November 11, 1900 – October 11, 1984) was a motorcycle racer best known for breaking the American motorcycle land speed record in 1948 on the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah. The picture of Free, prone and wearing a bathing suit, has been described as the most famous picture in motorcycling [28] and Russell Wright won another World Land Speed Record at Swannanoa with a Vincent HRD motorcycle in 1955 at 184.83 mph (297.46 km/h).

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