Tuesday, April 23, 2019 links printer-friendly site map home
Blackhawk Gone - Sam Hokin
An ode to my first summer of track riding at Blackhawk Farms Raceway near Beloit, Wisconsin. This video is a composite of footage from front and rear view cameras mounted on Jim 'Boulder' Rodefer's bike. This was fortuitous, because I spazzed out at one point and rode off track, returning to the track in Boulder's rear camera view. I particularly like this video because it includes riding instructor Shawn Hill (with the pink helmet), who helped me all summer. This session was in the Motovid Riders Clinic on August 21, 2009, which is why there are so few riders on the track.

The video title refers to the soundtrack, George Benson's song "Gone", which I arranged and produced as a MIDI sequence many years ago. You can hear Boulder's engine in the background.