Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Mini Dragon

I finally got a chance to go out and just drive today. Went on a 175mile round trip through farm country. My goal was a road I have read about on some motorcycle forums Rt. 51.
I headed out on NY Rt. 20 west from Duanesburg to Winfield. A very nice drive with no traffic but relatively straight. Great views of rolling hills and farms make up for the road. Around Winfield I headed north on Rt. 51 towards the Town of Ilion. Road starts out as a two lane till you reach an intersection near the Cedarville Fire Dept. Continue on Rt.51 north from here and the fun begins. I can only decribe it as a mini Tail of The Dragon. 6.5 miles of some very nice twisting and flowing road that follows

 a large stream north to the Town of Ilion. At the north end there is a motorcycle shop Bowen's Powersports.
If you are ever in this part of the Mohawk Valley it is worth a side trip.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

2014 United SportsCar Championship schedule still TBD?

Radio LeMans Midweek Motorsports this week reports that teams looking ahead to the 2014 United SportsCar season have had potential sponsors walk away because they have been unable to answer questions like, how many races there will be? where? and what television coverage will they have? Surely some dates are confirmed, but the complete schedule is still unannounced. Since we are already in mid-September, this is not likely a good start. Perhaps the organization can only get better from here?