Saturday, September 26, 2009

First Post

Well Guys,

This is my first post on this site, I already have a blog-- for pretty much everything that is going on in my life. However I thought that it was necessary to start a new one. A couple of weeks ago my friend Lonnie Jr. announced a cross country race for pre 1916 motorcycles. The website is, ever since I found out about this run, I haven't been able to think about anything besides competing. I am 24, and do not have a huge budget to go buy a bike to use on the run, so I plan on building a bike for the race. I started this site for the sole purpose of documenting my progress on building a bike, and getting physically ready.
This last summer, I did two Iron Butt Runs in a week on a 1936 knucklehead, which was a challenge, but not nearly as physically demanding as what I plan on doing next september when I leave Los Angeles California headed for New York on a 1914 or 1915 single speed Sears Dreadnaught twin. I not only need to build the bike, but I need to change my body type from weight lifter, to something that can withstand a grueling amount of cardiovascular activity. I don't know if I can build the bike, or if I can get in the condition to do this run, but I am going to try my hardest, and I am going to document every step along the way. Wish me luck and please feel free to give me any advice that you think would help.
Matt Olsen

1 comment:

  1. Hey Matt, A fun way to build endurance and improve riding skills at the same time - start racing some Enduros. RMEC http: // has some events in WY, NE, CO, TX, AZ, and sometimes SD. Nothing like five or six hours of challenging off road terrain to get the heart going. AA - C classes. Later, Russell S.