Pat Farrell's collection of useful and no so useful information

I'm a retired software engineer. This is my personal website. It reflects my interests currently and over some portion of my history.

I Love Motorcycles

Motorcycles All

I'm a motorcycle nut. I only have three now. I started riding when I was 18, way back in 1969.

RD350
 
My friend Lloyd introduced me to street bikes, my early bikes were mostly dirt bikes. Once I rode Lloyd's Yamaha R5, I was hooked. I had to have my own Yamaha 350, so I bought a Yamaha RD350.

In a few years, I got into road racing, and did that up through the 1987 season.

Observed Trials

Post Sep 17, 2017.
Observed Trials

Trials (or more properly "Observed Trials") is a motorcycle sport that is unlike anything I've done before. Its about balance and timing, not about speed. I recently bought a used trials bike, so I can improve my balance and bike control.
Beta trials

Trails/Enduro

Post August 23, 2016.
Trails

Trail/enduro. My first motorcycle was a Hodaka Ace 90, I bought it with the earnings of my work in the summer of 1969. It was a "dirt bike" altho it nominally was street legal.
Hodaka Ace 90
I got out of motorcycles in about 1985, did not ride one again for about 30 years. Then I slowly got back into it. Last Summer, I bought a new enduro bike, a KTM 300 XC-W.
New KTM300


Beta trials

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KTM300

John Row Sep 25, 2015, 8:25 PM

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