Monday, 23 August 2010

This is Thunderbikes


This helmet cam video, taken by Paul Baleta riding a modified KTM Duke at Buxton, is what a midfield to back end runner sees in a UK short track race. You're trying to get past the guy in front knowing there's normally a queue of chancers behind. Watch Paul's bars shaking from side to side to see how he's having to ride it. Come and have a go (if you think you're hard enough).

Talking of Paul Baleta, he is one of the many fantastic characters attracted to the UK Thunderbike class. Already this year he raced in the Erzberg Rodeo, regularly in short track and this week he's racing two bikes at the Manx GP on the TT course. Legend! Visit his Speed Therapy blog. GI

3 comments:

Pete Stansfield said...

Gotta have a go ! one day..

Sideburn Magazine said...

Pete
would you be interested in an 'outlaw' race class for thoroughly unsuitable bobbers etc?
I want to race my XS650 chop but we need a like-minded rabble of at least 6
BP

stevie coles said...

bloody hell ben aint the thunderbikes challenging enough for ya!?.