Tim's Adventures

THE BUB MOTORCYCLE SPEED TRIALS 2011

BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS, AUGUST 28 - SEPTEMBER 1

 

It was a thrill of a lifetime to finally attend the BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials - one of the items I can now check off my bucket list!  Here are some great photos from the event.

We're here!

 

Cowboy Steve Shaffer (on the left) and me with the 1990 Yamaha FZR1000 our friend, Bronson Allcott, will be racing.

 

The day begins . . . .

 

We're on the salt - 6:30 a.m.

 

Staging . . . is it The Flats . . . or Antartica ?? !!

 

The sun's up . . . let's race!

 

Day One - Steve's getting the Yamaha ready.

 

Here's a very cool, sophisticated Indian Chief twin-engine salt racer.

 

This CB175, with sidecar, broke the world record in its class.  For those of you who know the flat-trackers, that's Ray Byrne on the far right.

 

Do you trailer your motorcycle with a 1936 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud ??

 

University of Denver's Electric Streamliner . . . very cool !!

 

Very unique Streamliner - the driver lays down flat.

 

Twin-engine Vincent Motor Streamliner

 

1974 World Record Holder Twin Engine Norton Streamliner

 

Check out the engines and unique exhaust systems!

 

Bronson readies for his final run.

 

Bronson and me before his final run .

 

Take off from Mile Zero to begin the final run.

 

Bronson breaks his personal best - 170.123 MPH !!!!!

 

The pit crew celebrates a personal best.

 

Our new friend, Lynn Alan Pfieler, riding a Kawasaki 626 broke 180 MPH !!!

 

. . . and as we leave The Flats we say goodbye to Windover Will and Utah!