Another first for me today. I went out to Fontana Raceway(where they hold the California 500 NASCAR Race) and watched really fast motorcycles race. I’ve added the pictures to my gallery.

I have watched motorcycle races on TV many times and have always been amazed at the amount they lean in the corners. Today I found the most amazing thing was how fast they get going in the straight. These are motorcycles with the same basic engine that I have in mine in that they are 1000cc. These bikes have quite a bit more horsepower although not as much more as I would have thought. Mine has about 130 and these have 200. They hit over 175 MPH in the straight and they get there pretty fast.

One problem today was very high wind. I was hit with it on the way out(I rode my bike) and couldn’t believe they would actually race it in. They did postpone the race for about an hour and a half and when they did finally start it was still quite windy.

I have to say it was a lot of fun. I would do it again as long as I knew it wasn’t going to be so windy.

3 Comments on Superbike Races at Fontana

  1. Richard says:

    Sounds cool. Speaking of cool, why don’t you ride your bike up to visit us? Do you have insulated riding gear?

  2. Don says:

    How many miles away are you from here? I have a very warm riding suit.

  3. Richard says:

    We’re about 50 miles from Dianna’s folks so probably 60 from you.