Buying, building, and racing a motorcycle in one weekend


Let me tell you about the Alabama woods. When you’re riding through them at speed, they’re a beautiful moving kaleidoscope of shapes and colors. Tree limbs, leaves, vines, ivy and ground cover all appear and then whip past in a blur. The trail, cut deeper and wider by lap after lap of racing motorcycles, emits a moist, fragrant smell of fertile earth. Streaks of sunlight and their alter ego, shadows, dance and flicker like an old silent movie: nature’s own oscilloscope. And the still, humid Southern air creates a refreshing cooling flow through your hot, sweat-soaked gear as you hit the powerband in first gear, shift to second, third and then tap it out in fourth on the straightaways.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2017/10/24/barber-vintage-motocross-bike-build