Sunday, 18 April 2010
Oregon: Where it's at
From our friend Danker in Portland, Oregon...
The Sang-Froid Riding Club is blowing-up the spring out here in the Pacific Northwest. We have a whole bunch of motorsickle stuff going on; we have our second annual Alley Sweeper 'Urban Enduro' coming up next weekend where we'll be exploring the ugly backside of gentrification as well as straight-up un-listed hobo encampments around Portland.
But the big news is SFRC is organizing and promoting a vintage dirtbike race of our own called the Old Vanport Motocross.
Vanport was once Oregon's second largest city. It was a primarily an African American Ship Builder's community from the war that was flooded out and destroyed in 1948--now Portland International Raceway is built on top of it. The race is part of a larger motorcycle extravaganza including AHRMA vintage road racing, scooter racing, stunts, trials riding etc-etc.
We're running vintage and evolution classes as well as age classes, an under 80cc class (adults only) and a run what you rode to the track license-plate and lights class. Should be sweet with most of the course over grassy natural terrain plus a couple of jumps just to keep things interesting. Should be good cheap racing and a nice contrast to high-dollar vintage racebikes flying
around the road coarse.
Thanks for doing what yer doing!
Cheers, DanKer, Sang-Froid Riding Club