So, as many of you know, my second love, after Arica of course, is motorcycles. (Photography takes a close third ;)) I’m a petrol head through and through. My basement is full of vintage motorcycles parts, and I can’t think of many things more relaxing than wrenching on the latest barn find. I’m sure Arica prefers me down there turning a wrench to pretending I’m Evil Knievel down some county road anyways!
Once in a while I get to mix my passions for photography and motorcycles. Last weekend was one such night. Twice a year Erie Ramblers Motorcycle Club puts on a flat track race called Thunderfest on the old half mile horse track at the Leamington Fairgrounds. If you’re not familiar with flat track racing, it involves a big oval, a lot of horsepower, and no brakes! Riders slow to get around the corner by laying down their bikes sideways and then powering through… at 100mph I might add. What a show it is! I doubt I stopped smiling the entire night while standing trackside with my camera.
Here’s a few favorites of the hundreds of photos I fired off!