Sunday ride to Pilot Rock

27 Jul

Potential Raffle Bike for 2022

3 Jul

WE have been offered this bike as a raffle bike if we want it.

It is a 1982 Honda FT500 Ascot. Less than 8000 miles, electric start. It will need a lot of work. The engine turns over, There is spark, the carb will likely need overhaul. Brakes will need a lot of work to.

RetroRiders Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride

24 May

5 of us did the DGR yesterday. 7 of us signed up but 2 couldn’t make the ride due to illness or injury (mini bikes are dangerous). Randy Stivers on a Triumph, Kris McKinney on a KZ1000, I was on the 75 Norton, Tom Woods on a 79 Bonneville and Pat Gates on his BMW. We started in West Richland and looped through downtown Richland, Columbia Park, downtown Pasco and downtown Kennewick. We then headed south on 395 to the Bob Olsen Parkway. The Parkway took us to Jo Breneman’s home were she and her husband Mark fixed us a BBQ lunch “that couldn’t be beat” to quote Arlo Guthrie. The weather was perfect. The ride went off without a hitch until I lost the use of my clutch. The last 7 or 8 miles were a bit exciting. Maybe next year we should formally sponsor a Tricities DGR.

More of Lou Van Leuven’s Projects

8 Feb
This is a 2002 Yamaha YZ125 he restored for his nephew.
This is a 1983 Honda XR200 he restored the year before.
This is the 1986 Yamaha Virago 1100 that he rides

Lou Van Leuven’s Project

6 Feb
Lou Says “this is my 1964 honda 55 trail i did last year it looked alot like your 90 when i started”

My winter project Honda CT90

29 Jan

I picked up a non-running (stuck) 1968 Honda CT90 back in November.

The bike was mostly complete but very rough
It did not come with a kick lever. No need since the piston was hopelessly stuck in the cylinder
The bike is nearing completion. Lots of new parts from Dr, ATV & eBay.
I still need to replace the clutch and install an air filter and it will be done.

If you have a bike project that you would like to share with the group, send pictures and captions to me at

Bill Thackaberry

Damn It’s Cold Ride

20 Dec
Three RetroRiders, Rick Lentz, Bill Thackaberry and Jay Lukin rode to the Triton Submarine Sail in North Richland. The puddle of oil was under the Hodaka.

Simplex Servicar Restoration

18 Nov

Alan and Jason Green of Classic Motoworks have just finished restoring a Simplex Servicar for a local collector

RetroRider Shirts

14 Oct
Gray Long Sleeve Tee/Hoodie/Long sleeve shop shirt
Long Sleeve Shop shirt/Hoodie/Long Sleeve Tee in gray
White Long Sleeve Tee /Pocket Tee/Short Sleeve Shop Shirt in Charcoal
Women’s Vee Neck in Gray. The large emblem on the back is optional on the Women’s Vee neck

The price of each shirt depends on the quantity that I order. There is an extra charge for shirts 2XL & larger. The club gets about $1 for each shirt sold.

Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride today

27 Sep

Four of us did the DGR in the Tricities today. This is Rick Laws Side Car rig.

Jon Lindberg’s BMW

Kris McKinney’s Ducati Scrambler