SNOW QUAKE

Fast, fu­ri­ous... and cold

Motorcycle News (UK) - - This Week - By Tom Bing MCN CON­TRIB­U­TOR

Re­mem­ber Dirt Quake? The one where a bunch of nut­ters on a mot­ley col­lec­tion of Har­leys, peds and ev­ery­thing in be­tween flat-track around the King’s Lynn Stars speed­way track… and it’s oh-so-good. Now there’s Snow Quake, the win­ter spin-off, where much the same thing hap­pens but in tem­per­a­tures of -10°C, on an ice track with gra­di­ents, and rights as well as lefts. What grip there is, is pro­vided by metal studs screwed into tyres.

The sec­ond edi­tion of Snow Quake, held on the Ice Rosa Ring, in Riva Val­dob­bia in the Ital­ian Alps, fea­tured classes for ‘In­ap­pro­pri­ate’ road bikes – think Har­leys and Ves­pas – ‘Vin­tage’, which is packed with old en­duros, and ‘Racer’, for flat track rac­ing dirt bikes. The rules are sim­ple: no ice-rac­ing style spikes, and no mod­ern mo­tocross ma­chines. Easy... well, sort off.

Plenty of vans but some Snow Quak­ers rode to the event too

When was the last time you took a Black & Decker to your tyres?

Cheney BSA Vic­tor is be­ing warmed up with the help of propane

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