Our local active motorcycle club is the Coast Riders and April 27th& 28th we rode from SLO to Willow Springs Raceway near Rosamond, CA for the annual vintage motorcycle races. Always a fun event. I love the old bikes because they are so different and you can really see how they work. 100% mechanical with no fancy electronics or...
First the big news..... Dear Family & Friends, Bonnie and I have had a long and successful career as owners and operators of XKs Unlimited, but 44 years is a long time! We would like to announce that we have sold XKs Unlimited! It is time to move on. We have kept XKs Motorsport, the restoration division which is my first love....
Day 8&9 Dear Family & Friends, OK I missed a day! It was a late night last night….. So Tuesday I left Bend, Or. on my own. My riding buddy Brian needed to head home for work. I really enjoy riding with him, but riding solo also has a special charm. Being on the road alone gives me a total sense of...
Day 5 Dear Family & Friends, Today was our last day at the BMW rally. It is quite the event. Amazing number of vendors selling everything you could think of for motorcycle touring. They also had all sorts of demonstrations and seminars and different subjects. We also went to a bike show there for vintage BMW motorcycles which was way cool...
All clean and ready to ride. My Friend Brian, ready to lead the way... Dear Family & Friends, Day one of our adventure.. The first leg of our trip is a three day ride to Salt Lake City, Utah for the National BMW riders convention.. I am riding with a friend of mine, Brian Louw. I really enjoy riding with him because...
Over the years we have been taking videos of various trips and activities at my business XKs Unlimited. To see where I have been and what I have been doing check out these two video centers. First is my personal channel with videos from Europe and other MC trips, races, and activities. Jason's Video Center The other video center is form XKs...
Over the years I have loved classic cars AND classic motorcycles of various type. Here are a few of the motorcycles I have either restored or owned. Hope you enjoy them. For my motorcycle business website go to:https://www.classiccaferacer.net
Oct. 20th Thursday Dear Family & Friends, This will be a quick report. For all my concern about the weather during our last week of our trip the weather has turned out to be much better than I expected. Cool, low 50s high 40s but no rain and only partly cloudy. With modern riding gear I can be warm in any temperature. We got up early this morning and met our friend Georg and his son Robin. They took his retro Jaguar hot rod and we on our motorcycles and set out for about an hours ride to the Schlumpf museum. A quick back story. The Schlumpf brothers were very successful Swiss business men that manufactured cloth in France and LOVED Bugattis. Unfortunately, they loved the cars a bit too much. They collected the largest collection of Bugattis anywhere but bankrupted their company doing it. I also believe they spent their employees pension savings on cars, which of course the employees were not happy about.. The French government prosecuted them ( I am not sure if they avoided prison or not) and they lost their entire collection. Since then many other cars have been added to the museum and it is certainly one of the largest collection of Buggatis and other classic cars in the world. If you like cars go to my blog for LOTS of photos. After the museum we all had lunch, said our good bye, and Georg gave us an impressive display of spinning donuts in the parking lot. Duane and I put on all our riding gear, turned up the heated jackets and rode for about another hour to the French town of Strausborg. If is very close to Germany hence the name. We are staying right downtown in an old traditional hotel with an elevator right out of the 19th century. We are going to spend two nights here so tomorrow is a site seeing day and a bit of relaxation. Again if you like cars go to my blog!! Jason PS: Here is a short video of Dune, Georg, and myself riding through the back roads of Switzerland Riding Motorcycles through Switzerland Entering the...
Oct. 10th ?? Dear Family & Friends, Yesterday we were in Cassino, Italy. We got up and prepared for a wet ride south to the Amalfi Coast… It was about a two hour ride with rain and thunder storms predicted. The ride was ably lead by Duane and we did run into about a two minute deluge but for the most part it was...
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