When: Saturday May 21, 2016
Start: Carver Oregon at the Carver Hangar for breakfast
Meet at 10am & Leave at 11 am
Lunch at the Korner Post Steel Wheels Lounge, in Detroit
End: Portland Oregon at Club 21
Ride is FREE. See you all there!!!!!
There are spots still available in the upcoming classes on Motorcycling First Aid. In this 90 minute course – brought to you by the Sang-Froid Riding Club and Motofit Group – you’ll learn basic first-aid skills, tailored especially to motorcycle riders (and it’s taught by a motorcyclist, naturally!). Plenty of time for Q&A, too.
Two classes are scheduled in Portland:
- Friday, 26 February, 7 p.m. (doors at 6:30 p.m.), Cheshire Motorsports, 4815 SE Division St. CLASS IS FULL
- Saturday, 27 February, 9 a.m. (doors at 8:45 a.m.), Portland Fire Station #12, 8645 NE Sandy Blvd. CLASS IS FULL
Class size is limited to 30 people; please email us at email@example.com if you’re interested in attending.
The class is FREE (though donations are appreciated, and go to the instructor!)
SFRC’s Jon Munns has shipped his superbike “down under”, where he’ll be competing at the Phillip Island, for the 2016 Superbike Classic races.
Good luck Jon!
SFRC’s own Courtney Olive was interviewed in the November issue of the AMA’s magazine, about his efforts to legalize lane-sharing in Oregon.
The SFRC hasn’t given up the fight for legalizing lane-sharing in Oregon, and we can’t do it without your help. Stay tuned during the next legislative session for announcements and calls-to-action!
Vintage Day for the Oregon Motorcycle Road Racing Association is coming up soon!
You don’t want to miss this: the annual SFRC Goldrush Ride
Featuring: the best roads in the state, weird bars, ghost towns, swimming holes, fireworks, dredge crawling, you know the drill.
When: Saturday-Monday, July 11-13.
Where: Meet at the Huckleberry Inn in Gov’t Camp on Saturday morning. Ride departs Government Camp at 10am.
A few more details:
We’re working on lining up a camping spot in Sumpter. We’ll be staying in Sumpter both Saturday and Sunday nights, with a day ride on Sunday. If you don’t want to camp, call *soon* to book a bed at the Stockade (541-894-2360), the Depot Inn (541-894-2522), or any of the area cabins or B&Bs.
The Elkhorn is doing a ribeye dinner on Saturday night, and there will be a pancake breakfast Sunday morning.
“Maps free, camaraderie free, donations welcome, speeding ticket pay as you go.”
Let’s do this again sometime!
Photos by Bob Edwards, Oregon Superbikers, and Colleen Miles.
Official lap counts:
Final standings, modern (1st, 2nd, 3rd):
Final standings, vintage:
Final standings, overall:
The Six Hours of McMinnville Endurance Race kicks off the morning of Sunday, 14 June.
Come on down and check out some of the action! $10 at the gate, Yamhill county fairgrounds: 2770 NE Lafayette Ave, Mcminnville, OR 97128.
If you’re interested in racing, there’s still a grid spot open! $275 per team, details (including signup details) here: http://sang-froidridingclub.com/2015/03/23/six-hours-of-mcminnville-endurance-race/
Open practice on Saturday the 13th – all the laps you can turn for $50! Visit the Oregon Superbikers link (below) for details.
Let’s Ride! This Sunday, May 24th, meet at 633 N Tillamook St at 9:00 for pancakes & coffee! This is a free ride, maps will be available at the start. Figure on approximately 200 sweet scenic miles! See you there!While this is a street ride, don’t be scared if there are brief gravel sections connecting the smooth bits.
We are heading to Salem this week and next week to join forces with other organizers ofSB694 and meet face-to-face with members of the House (contact us if you’d like to come help). There are many more Representatives to educate about the bill than there were Senators. BUT we know that when Representatives have already heard support from their constituents for SB694, they are much more likely to support it. We learned in the Senate that constituent lobbying REALLY has an impact!
So, please, call and email your Representative to express your support for SB694. To help pave the way for our meetings in Salem, it will be most effective if you do it no later than May 4th! Here’s how:
1. Find your Representative here: https://www.oregonlegislature.
2. Call and email your Representative. Below is a sample script/email. (Thanks to Mike F. and Christopher S. for their work on it!) But, as always, it’s most effective if you put it in your own words. And even more effective if you also call to express your support.
Representative <<NAME HERE>>
Oregon House of Representatives
Salem, OR 97310
<<DATE HERE>>, 2015
Representative <<NAME HERE>>:
As a motorcycle rider and automobile driver in Oregon I support Senate Bill 694. As a constituent of your district, I ask that you please vote “aye” on the bill. Your “aye” vote will help Oregon reduce traffic congestion, increase motorcycle safety, and lower fossil fuel consumption in the state.
The bill would allow motorcycles and scooters to filter between lanes of traffic when traffic is stopped or going 10 mph or less and the motorcycle could only travel at a speed of 20 mph or less (i.e. school zone speed). The bill only applies to freeways and highways with posted speeds of 50 mph or more. The bill is timely given both the congestion problems facing our state, and Governor Brown’s transportation initiatives.
SB 694 passed the Oregon Senate on 23 April by a bipartisan 18-10-2 vote. It also received a 5-0 “do pass” recommendation out of the bipartisan Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Motorcyclists throughout the state strongly support the bill, as shown by the statements recorded here: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/
For additional information, please see recent coverage from The Oregonian’s Joseph Rose on the bill (the story includes a poll indicating a solid majority supports the bill): http://www.oregonlive.com/
I hope you find this information useful and again I ask for your support of this bill: please vote “aye” on SB694. I also ask that you please respond to this letter with your position on SB694 and motorcycle lane filtering.
Let’s do it again today! Get over to PIR for a full day of OMRRA racing. Ten bucks gets you in the gate – stop by the SFRC pits and say hello!
Tentative day schedule
Registration and tech inspection: 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Mandatory rider’s meeting: 9 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Practice and tech inspection: 9:20 – 10 a.m.
Race: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Awards: 5:15 p.m.
Minimum team size: 1 person. Maximum team size: 3 people.
There will be six teams per class. Both classes will race at the same time (12 bikes on-track at the same time) but each class will be scored separately.
The cost is $175 per team, plus a $100 down payment to reserve your grid position. Total cost per team: $275.
Teams may camp at the track the night before, at a cost of $25 per pit. (Pro tip: get to know your neighbors and create a ‘mega-pit’)
No gate fee for racers. Gate fee for non-racers is $10.
Modern Smallbore: Maximum displacement of 250cc, two-stroke or four-stroke, any year.
Vintage: Maximum displacement of 500cc, two-stroke or four-stroke, up to and including 1980 models.
There will be trained medical personnel on-site during the race. There will not be an ambulance on-site unless one is called by the medical team. Corner-workers will be on-site.
Scoring (i.e. counting laps) will likely occur with transponders. We’re working on this detail; most likely you’ll be issued a transponder for use, free of charge. Details to follow.
The snack shack will be operational during the race. There may be other on-site food options – details TBD.
SFRC will provide a MIG welder, air compressor, and other specialty tools for general use. Don’t assume we’ll have what you need, though! Please bring your own tools and spares.
Bikes must be show workmanlike construction. Tech requirements for specific bike types to follow, but are in general more slightly less stringent than most road-racing tech requirements. Bellypans are NOT required.
Gear requirements to follow, but full-face helmets, over-the-ankle boots, gauntlet gloves, and full leathers or textile gear required. Leathers or textiles may be two-piece. Back protectors are strongly recommended.
Bikes must be capable of setting lap times consistent with competitors’ machines – please contact us if you have questions about your bike’s eligibility. (Rule of thumb: no mopeds, step-throughs, etc.)
Teams must have fire extinguisher present in pit.
A race license is not required.
Crashed machines must undergo a technical inspection before reentering the race.
Additional rule details will be forwarded to participating teams.
Available spots will be given to teams on a first-come, first-serve basis. A $100 down payment is required to secure your team’s position on the grid, with the balance due on race day. To check availability or start the reservation process please contact Patrick Leyshock at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A BIG THANKS TO OREGON SUPERBIKERS FOR PARTNERING WITH US ON THIS! Check them out!
Here’s something serious!
Imagine being able to legally, SAFELY and smoothly make your way through the traffic-jam that is forming from San Diego to Seattle!
Not only is the Washington Legislature working on a bill right now–but there are currently two bills working there way through the Oregon Senate Judiciary Committee related to lane filtering for motorcycles and scooters! Please take a moment to to some light slacktavism and let our lawmakers know how you feel on this matter. Take a moment to cut and paste the following letter into emails to the sponsor of SB694, Senator Kruse (Sen.JeffKruse@state.or.us) and the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Senator Prozanski (Sen.FloydProzanski@state.or.us)Senator <<NAME HERE>>
March <<DATE HERE>>, 2015
Senator <<NAME HERE>>:
As a motorcycle rider and automobile driver in Oregon I support both SB694 and SB420. Either bill will increase motorcycle safety on our public highways by legalizing a practice known as “lane filtering.”
There are numerous advantages to lane filtering. Traffic flows better because there is one less vehicle in the lane. The practice removes hundreds of vehicle spaces from a crowded highway, easing traffic congestion while at the same time providing a measure of safety for the motorcycle rider. The practice is legal or permitted in nearly every other country in the world, and reactionary arguments that “it just wouldn’t work here” are not compelling.
An additional concern for riders on our highways are rear-end collisions; these make up 40% of all crashes in the US. A recent California Office of Traffic Safety study found that motorcyclists who took advantage of lane filtering were less likely to be involved in a rear end collision.
The California study also found that the majority of riders who filtered their way through traffic did so lawfully and at prudent speeds. See: http://www.ots.ca.gov/pdf/
I hope you find this information useful and again I ask for your support of one of these bills. I also ask that you respond to this letter with your position on motorcycle lane filtering.