September 16, 2013, 4:55 pm
Filed under: general

dusted ciao off, been sitting for a few years. getting it ready for the rally this weekend in la. i took a bunch of pics, so i’ll update this later, but here’s a current picture of my dear old ciaociao.

i’ve still got plans for the old thing, and while i’ll be cross posting to my other blog, i think i’ll start updating this thing again.


elliott takes rad photos
October 24, 2010, 11:51 pm
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as seen on

reno rocked, now on to sf
September 19, 2010, 9:24 pm
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reno rally was a success, of course. the ciao is pretty reliable these days. i did have my wire going from the stator to the coil break on me, causing intermittent spark, fouling my plug, but a new spade wire connector and a new used b7hs and ciaociao was back at it!
sorry, no pictures.. forgot about my camera and it sat in my bag the whole weekend.

i ended up leaving ciao in reno again, too many cop crack downs in sac and ciaociao isn’t exactly legal.. reno will be taking it to sf rally for me.
i’ll be throwing on a new belt and grab a new plug while i’m at it and i have faith that ciao will make the whole rally! well, as long as i don’t get it ran over again.. eeeh.

December 21, 2009, 1:39 am
Filed under: general

well, i found my camera. that means i can finally document the damage done at the last atwater race! that also means i can do a better job of keeping everyone up to date on what’s going on with ciaociao. i’m about to convert the old girl back into a street bike. that pretty much just means lights and a real paint job, but still, exciting! right? right.
i have some other projects in the works, too, but they are not ciao related. i think i’ll make separate blogs or pages and have them linked here, though.. i’m sure some of you might be interested in them!
anyway, more soon!

oh me oh my
November 3, 2009, 2:40 pm
Filed under: fail!, general

well, i apologize for promising you a rad update and then never delivering it. what a jerk i can be sometimes.
i just moved into a new place and am trying to get everything squared away. that, plus working on mopeds for motomatic, developing crazy race tech for next year’s polini cup and having a super slightly more active social life due to the move into midtown sacramento have left this poor ciao blog neglected for far too long.
nate, rafter and i are just about to head to a machine shop, though, so hopefully tonight once i get home i can finally show you some pictures from the last polini cup and talk about things to come for little ciaociao.
soon my pretties, soon

October 20, 2009, 12:49 am
Filed under: general, race

almost a month since you’ve heard from me! well, the racing and rally season is over, for me at least, and so you should be seeing more out of me here pretty soon.
i had an awesome time at the last polini cup race. i’ll tell you about it and show you some pictures soon!
i’ve got some rad stories about my spectacular fail 2 laps from the finish in the last race, winning some money, crashing for pretty much the first time all season (three times!).. it was an awesome weekend.
more soon!

still no pictures for you
September 20, 2009, 12:58 pm
Filed under: fail!, general

i can’t find my damn camera!
the next race is two weeks away and i’ve got some things going on. bigger carb, fixing my pipe, new not-sticky throttle. some lame little stuff and some rad big stuff.
i’ll see what i can do about getting photos!
after this last race, i don’t plan on really riding this thing much for a while, so i think it’s time to tear it down and finally paint the fucker. i’ve said that before, though, so we’ll see.
tommy’s been waiting forever for me to paint my wheels.