October, 2001 WE DID IT AGAIN, AND AGAIN, AND AGAIN, AND AGAIN!!!
The Siberian Speed Team set
four new land speed records on the Bonneville Salt Flats.
Also see more photos on Fredda Cole's Web Site
Michael Mardis captured video of Speedvision's coverage of the Siberian Speed Team.
April 1, 2001 NEW! WE DID IT AGAIN!
Well we did it again!!!. The Siberian Speed
Team has set yet another land speed record.
THE URAL HAS BROKEN THROUGH THE 100MPH CEILING!
The bike had a lot more to give but further tuning was made impossible. The meet was closed early due to severe weather and tornado warnings.
We now have a record in Pushrod Gas, 650cc, 4 stroke with Sidecar @ 92.688mph and a record in Pushrod Fuel, 650cc, 4 stroke with sidecar @ 100.671.
There is another meet in one month and barring any disasters we will be there with improvements.
February 4, 2001 We set a land speed record at Maxton last October! Here's the certificate to prove it!
Photos are now available of the 2000 land speed record bike preparation, and aftermath of the October fire.
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October 12, 2000 -- An early morning fire at Cheek Cycle destroyed both land speed record bikes and equipment.
October 1, 2000 --
The bikes were taken for speed trials in Maxton, SC Read about it here
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At Speed - 93mph
Ready to ride
The Pride of Maxton
Through the Timing Lights
September 18, 2000 -- Here are a couple of pics of Paul Pelland as he competed in the ButtLite II while carrying the banner for the Siberian Speed Team. Paul has been accepted into the Iron Butt Rally for 2001 and will be riding a Ural. -- Steve Jackson -- firstname.lastname@example.org Picture 1 Picture 2
July10, 2000 -- We've made the newspapers in South Africa. Read about it here
July 31, 2000 --- We've even made it into the front page of the Wall Street Journal
August 4, 2000 --- We also made Le Figaro in France
is a summary of our progress toward setting a Land Speed Record
at the World Finals at the Bonneville Salt Flats in October 2000.
we are really moving along. We have a bike provided by Ural America/Classic Motorcycles and
Sidecars. The bike is a brand new black
beauty. It is already in pieces at Cheek Cycles.
busily making the internal modifications which are permitted under
the Southern California
Timing Association/Bonneville Nationals, Inc.
Cheek has adjusted the suspension, and is working on a revision
of the gearing which will allow us to reach peak speed and power
at significantly lower RPM. He has cleaned out the mufflers to
reduce weight and to provide us with more power.
and camshaft are on the way to Jim Barnwell. Jim will get the
crank ground and coordinate any other crankshaft work, and will
coordinate cam modifications with Webb.
should be receiving heads from Ural America in the next few days,
if he doesn't already have them.
Friday (16 June), Ural America is also supplying a spare engine
on which Sidney Pollard will be working his magic. UA has also
provided the tools to do the job.
Schultz is taking care of the oil pumps for our attempt.
of the rotating assembly will be handled by Redline in Minnesota.
Cole (pilot, captain and secretary) has joined the Bonneville
Nationals, Inc. (a pre-requisite to running on the salt). Aubrey
Cheek (co-captain) is also in the process of joining.
for the bike from South Carolina to Bonneville has been kindly
offered by Bill De L'Aune.
have been reserved in Wendover, Nevada for the support contingent
and routing section.
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