This year I will be travelling to compete in the BTB2013 Charity Ride.
This 3 day event will see one of Australia’s steepest lookout roads closed to traffic for the fifth straight year, all for a good cause. All money raised from the 3 day event is going to Camp Quality.
The Drift Trike scene is still young and closed road events are not easily done yet! This event will allow me to participate in the Gravity Bike discipline and see how an event is put together.
I can also meet lots of new people in the Gravity Sports world and hopefully gain some knowledge of how we can bring a Mega Slide weekend to the DT community.
I’d like to thank my family and friends for all their support and also to Moto Heaven for making it possible to enter this event, as full leathers were needed to ride the hill. I will be provided with a place to stay thanks to the hospitality of Unstable Drift Trikes #1 man Raymond who is kindly taking me under his wing for a thrill packed weekend of G-bikes and Drift Trikes in sunny Nth Queensland.
Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been working on installing the Italian made hub. I modified the plastic bearing housings to make it fit, and Presto!! Here is a Bika 48 spoke hub in a huffy slider fork.
Drift6 blowing out the cobwebs !!! With manual 3rd gear gate holder riding 2 UP !! Nigal impressing the crowds with his Full Corner HOOK ups ! Rusty Bonnets are all the rage now balanced out with the boot lid!! 1j soarer internal skeleton cockpit Backing up last weekends effort at ADGP the fluro wheels are a great look I’m liking IT like a BOSS!!Apparently IT was going like a Boss before being restricted to the Pits with a engine mishap!! Matt black always does the trick but it can’t hide that camber with a side order of flair! Black wheels back on for photo’s Works wheels looking the part MX5 Miata softy! Was no slouch hooking up with some of the Big boys of drift! Looked good!! in the shot but come off second best by the end of the day!! Rear ended into a wall !Insane back after last weeks disappointing ADGP with nice moves! Looking good all day unfortunately was cought up in the pile up hope all involved where OK! The pits always has something going on! Down there,out of that cold wind! Sun shining on the outer Looks just as good on the track as in the garage at service time! Fun doesn’t always last forever this V8 monster didn’t waste any time! Just tyres! In front of the smoke screen!! This sleepy looking commodore when dosed erupts into a tyre frying animal it loves the Limiter too! Like a Kangaroo!! No black bonnet today! have to wait till Mackie opens the bonnet to see what lies beneath! Pure Aussie Ford Polished Power !!! Car park sleepers, With this White out Subie Certified ill subie ! White out will never grow old, NEVER!!! What Calder should look like on a Sunday!!! Thanks to all the VicDrift association for putting together a great event so quick the day was good and everyone had nothing but GOOD things to say about the DAY!! To all the Spectators and drivers looking on we can only hope that this will continue in the future. Slide On !!
This trike build was to get my first Disc brake nailed and use a 1 1/8 fork utilising the standard Huffy frame except for the “drop and stretch” .
Still utilising the Slide Star axle kit but this time I used a Aldi Green and Mean rear axle.
There is some bling on this trike including the Avid Elixir’3 fluid set up with Shimano quick release hub and Hayes 203mm stopper, Easton Vice headset and PRO frs bars with JetBlack blue grips, pegs are by G-sport and the self assembled blue alloy 20″rim is shod in a Maxxis Miracle 1.80″ for streamline low air drag as opposed to the 2.10″ I usually run.
This trike uses a 1″ 1/8 fork I grabbed off a BMX I had laying around, held in place with Slide Stars signature fork bearing mounts and deco bearings.
This was a late night project thought through and engineering elements from Steve K !!