Bonneville Salt Flats

Discussion in 'Races, Events & Group Rides' started by HalCannon, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. HalCannon

    HalCannon New Member

    I love riding my Golden Eagle at the Salt Flats. It is particularly fun during the time trials.

    Bonneville Salt Flats is truly an amazing place. It is like being on the moon. Early morning is the best. There are three races each year. The big one, and my least favorite because its generally so hot is in August, the second is in September and is called the World of Speed. It is run by the Utah Racing Association and opens with a prayer ( Check out our NPR radio piece on that at:

    It is my favorite. Then in October is the World Finals which is run by the California Timing Association. All are wonderful if the salt is good and is not flooded (something that happens fairly often) The best is just taking a bike out to tool around. The time trials are secondary to motor heads going up and down the rows of vehicles checking things out, talking to garage geniuses. It has been a wet cool spring this year so I'm not sure how the salt will be this fall.

    There should be more small cc engines out there this year. I met the Golden Eagle folks there 2 1/2 years ago and was sold on their product then. The bar stool racing with big truck starter motors has been the major novelty in recent years but perhaps that is waning.

    Anyhow, hope to meet some of you folks on the flats this fall

    Hal Cannon,

  2. alex

    alex Guest

    what is the current record for a ht motorbike?
  3. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    I believe that augidog will be running there with Denis from gebe
    good luck to all and keep the rubber side down :)
  4. augidog

    augidog New Member

    hiya, Hal. USFRA's World of Speed was everything you said it would be, how can i NOT go back next year?

    man, it was great having you and rollie show up...& what a treat the groovy pics are, thank you...

    i love your Tanaka 32 'bent and i appreciate the test-ride, a marvelous install...keep us posted on how she's runnin'.

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  5. Are there bigger pics of this event? Why no streamliners?
  6. augidog

    augidog New Member

    note that the usfra site has some good pics of previous year's runs, i assume that this year's stuff will trickle in over time...there were some awesomely fantastic machines out there, real noisy and fast!!! surely we'll see some pics of them eventually :cool:
  7. Slay

    Slay Member

    can u buy a recombent frame like that?
  8. wavygravy

    wavygravy Guest

    im gonna do my best to go next year!!
  9. JE

    JE Guest

    I'll be going with Bill Green next year.
  10. butch27

    butch27 Guest

    I was there for the Aug. 60 year meet. NICE weather.
  11. augidog

    augidog New Member

  12. Considering that the human-powered vehicle speed record is now 82.33 mph, I think we still have a way to go...
  13. augidog

    augidog New Member

    yup, but i'll happily settle for my numbers, which can be replicated day after day by regular joes...after all, i was riding a motorized bicycle, which is it's own animal :cool:
  14. JE

    JE Guest

    I'm allready looking forward to going next year with Bill Green to Break the whizzer Record.
  15. wavygravy

    wavygravy Guest

    what is the whizzer record? you guys gonna do a frame build for the racer?
  16. JE

    JE Guest

    64 mph is the record. Bill just got the modified stock frame back from the Powder coater. Should hit 80mph + with his motor set up.
  17. stude13

    stude13 Active Member

    i hope we can circle the wagons and have great camp fires and bench racing sessions. there is a cafe/gas station within a mile and it has showers. there were porta pots distributed all over and they were serviced daily. food and drink were available in the pits. an ice cream truck roamed the whole area. water is not supplied. wendover is seven mis. from free camping area. camping area has enough room for tuning runs except for softrides jet. be there or be square. mitch
  18. Zev0

    Zev0 Member

    DANG, you're out on the SALT flats and water is not supplied? That sucks
  19. softride

    softride Member

    pulse jet percenter %

    wow now i see how uncle punk feels no tuning area for my jet bike whats up with that :shock::shock::shock::shock::shock::shock:
    I suppose if i cant get it running you will all say it was hot air huh :smile::smile::smile::smile::smile::smile::smile::smile::smile:j/k
  20. JE

    JE Guest

    LOL....Softride we can always fire the jet up and roast the mashmellows