Saturday, April 28, 2012

One Wrecked Panigale

This is one wrecked Ducati Panigale!  South African superbike racer Chris Leeson lost the front end and well, you can see what happened!

 Photo credit: Johan Engelbrecht
A full set of pictures can be viewed at Visor Down.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Brett McCormick Crash Update

UPDATE: Brett McCormick seems to be recovering well after Sunday's crash...

Video clip of McCormick's crash during race 2 at Assen:

Sunday, April 22, 2012

McCormick Crashes at SBK Race in Assen

Canadian Rider Brett McCormick was hurt in race 2 at the World Superbike Race in Assen, Netherlands this afternoon. This news release from the World SBK Website:

(Photo: WSBK)
"The Effenbert Liberty Racing Team announces that Brett McCormick, following the disastrous crash in race two this afternoon in Assen, after checks in the circuit medical center, has suffered a trauma to cervical spine, a facial trauma with a hematoma to the eye sockets as well as a fracture of the fifth finger of his right hand, and he was sent to Assen hospital for further evaluation. The result of more checks carried out showed that there was a fracture to the fifth and sixth cervical vertebrae, apparently without neurological complications, so Brett has now been transferred to Groningen hospital, where it will be decided how to stabilize the injuries. Further updates will follow as soon as they are available." (WSBK Website)

I have been a fan of Brett's from the Canadian Superbike Series and was thrilled to hear that he was promoted to the Effenbert Liberty SBK Racing Team.

(August 2011)
This accident is an unfortunate incident and from what is in the news release, it appears that Brett has been seriously injured. My thoughts and prayers are with Brett and his family and here's wishing Brett a speedy recovery.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Great Day!

Just a few short I finished servicing the Buell 1125R, got her out of storage and went for a ride! What a great day!

Looking forward to another great riding season!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Spring Ain't Here Yet

An April snowstorm in New Brunswick...definitely not motorcycle weather, enough said!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Still Spending Money...

I really need to ride my motorcycles, this waiting around for the weather to get warm, the streets to get cleaned up and potholes to get repaired is costing me money! Yesterday's online purchase was a pair of Alpinestars P1 Sport Touring Drystar Pants from Canada's Motorcycle Online Store.

From the many reviews that I have read, they are decent warm weather/water resistant riding pants with CE approved hip and knee armour.

An attractive feature for me is the zipper in the back of the legs, this allows for wearing the pants over or tucked into your riding boots. In addition, the pants have a quilted/removable inner liner with adequate venting and are supposed to be very breathable. I won't know until the pants arrive and I get a chance to test them out...I know,it's a bit of a gamble purchasing online without trying the pants on, but Alpinestars is a reputable brand.

Now, I have to get a control of myself and quit spending least for a little while!

Friday, April 6, 2012

EBR Nation Part 5 "Reckoning Day"

EBR Nation "Reckoning Day" Part 5 in the continuing documentary series on American motorcycle icon Erik Buell and his motorcycle company. Rock on EBR!