Saturday, November 29, 2008
I know I've gotten a little off track lately with my blog. Truth be told my writing career is a long term project which continues to grow and will always be my passion, but for now I'm living in the present. My land speed racing career is fleeting. Former world's fastest motorcyclist, Dave Campos, (who held the record for 16 years before me) had a great analogy for being the world's fastest. He likened it to standing on a block of ice with a noose around your neck and your hands tied behind your back. I found that out the hard way in 2006, holding the record for only two days before slipping from the top rung in motorcycling. Thankfully, we kept going and have returned to the top of the frozen pedestal with golf shoes on hoping for better grip.
A T-Shirt has been made in celebration of our record year. Sizes available are S-3X. The shirts are 100% cotton and are pre-shrunk. Visit my website at: http://www.rocky-robinson.com/ for information on how to get yours.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
There are a lot of strange happenings when competing on a motorcycle that travels half the speed of sound. Here you see dry ice being loaded into the intercooler before our record run. Cooler air = more horsepower. The Ack Attack produces more of that than any other motorcycle in the world.
If a picture's worth a 1000 words, this next video will surely be a mouthful! Click on the link and watch as we make our record setting runs at the famed Bonneville Salt Flats.
After viewing the video leave a comment and let me know your thoughts...