Tuesday, June 3, 2014



Quentin Ramirez

Dear Blog Readers,
I have been writing this blog since October 2013 I have written many types of writings for my blog. It has ranged from informational videos to passion blogs. The first post I am choosing to do is Two Stroke VS. Four Stroke  because this was one of my first blog posts I did. I had to research the topic and it caused me to find more information that I didn’t know before. This was one of my favorite posts because I’m really into dirt bikes and I thought it was cool to know different facts about each types of bikes.

Over the school year I’ve been writing on this blog and I believe that this blog has made my writing skills a lot better. For example in the beginning of the year I wrote posts that were small and not very organized such as the post Our little RM80. But as the year progressed I feel as though my skills got better and I started to write better posts like All about 1979 2 Strokes.

Now it’s the end of the year and I am satisfied with my blog I have gone far with my writing skills and believe that doing this blog has made me a better  writer in general.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Book response

Motorcycles edited by Micro De Cet in 2002 is a book about all sorts of motorcycles. Micro De Cet has test-ridden, written about and photographed countless classic motorcycles from all periods and from many continents for many years. He has worked for the popular motorcycle magazine On Two Wheels, and has contributed to several international specialist motorcycle magazines and books. I personally found this book to be very boring all it is is pictures of bikes and some short facts about them. So if you just want to look at pictures yeah this book is great for you I will never read this book again and didn't like it to much.

SSR motorcycle demographics

This week I am responding to a article, Motorcycle trends in the United states

This article by bureau of Transportation Statistics had to say, Because the majority of motorcycles in use must be registered for operations on public highways, registrations provide some indication of the number of motorcycles in use on public roadways each year. Motorcycle registrations in the United States have grown each of the past 10 years, from 3,826,373 in 1997 to 6,678,958 in 2006-a 75 percent increase overall.2 Sales of new street-legal motorcycles grew even more sharply over the same period, from 260,000 in 1997 to 892,000 in 2006 (a 243 percent increase), but declined slightly to 885,000 in 2007. Also Motorcycle engine sizes and motorcycle weights are increasing in the United States. While new sales of motorcycles with engines of 750cc or more increased 54.0 percent in 2003 compared to 1998, and those with midsized engines of 450-749cc increased 16.6 percent, sales of motorcycles with smaller engine sizes decreased during the same period, especially in the midsized 350-449cc category, which declined 60.1 percent.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Back in Crescent City

A few years ago a few old friends and I were having a riding day with quads and dirt dikes on a warm summer day.  We were all riding something weather it be a hunting quad,race quad,Enduro,or a dirt bike that we owned.  Then one of my friends had the good idea to tie up a old plastic truck bed liner to his hunting quad and pull us around in it while he drives like a maniac.  None of my friends wanted to do it so I said ill go first and if I it I did they all had to next.  So I hop in the liner expecting my friend to take her easy the first time unaware that he wanted to be a speed racer and fly threw all his gears like a crazy person.  Anyways i'm in the back of this thing holding on for dear life while my best friend since the second grade is hauling butt trying to drift the dang thing laughing so hard I doubt he could even see were he was going.  Finally he stops and I jump out of that death trap in a matter of a second trying to keep a straight and not let anyone know that it is sketchy as all hell so they will get in it and I can finally drive like the maniac.  They finally get in the truck bed liner and its my turn to ride the quad so I ride straight into this big field hauling making them go sideways and then all of a sudden one of em fall out and roll off about a good 15 feet and stands up and says I don't want to do that anymore.  So we are all laughing because we thought it was funny when a friend got hurt or wimped out of something only because we were all close friend since the second grade.  lastly we ended all the riding by going to McDonalds in our dirty riding cloths and ordering a whole lot of burgers and relaxing for the rest of the day.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014


my dirt bike is red
i will ride it all day long
my muscles will ache.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

So much fun

People say I drive like lightning, not because i'm fast but because i hit trees.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

All about 1979 2 strokes

I'm talking about all 2 stroke engines and motorcycles A two-stroke, or two-cycle engine is a type of internal combustion engine which completes a power cycle in only one crankshaft revolution and with two strokes, or up and down movements, of the piston in comparison to a four-stroke engine, which uses four strokes to do so. This is accomplished by the end of the combustion stroke and the beginning of the compression stroke happening simultaneously and performing the intake and exhaust or scavanging functions at the same time.
Two-stroke engines often provide higher power-to-weight ratio, usually in a narrow range of rotational speeds called the power band, compared to 4-stroke engines, have a greatly reduced number of moving parts, are more compact and significantly lighter.
The first commercial two-stroke engine involving in-cylinder compression is attributed to Scottish engineer Dugald Clerk, who in 1881 patented his design, his engine having a separate charging cylinder. The crankcase scavenged engine, employing the area below the piston as a charging pump, is generally credited to Englishman Joseph Day.
Gasoline (spark ignition) versions are particularly useful in lightweight (portable) applications such as chainsaws and small, lightweight and racing motorcycles, and the concept is also used in diesel compression ignition engines in large and weight insensitive applications, such as ships, locomotives and electricity generation. The heat transfer from the engine to the cooling system is less in a two-stroke engine than in a traditional four-stroke, a fact that adds to the overall engine efficiency; however, traditional 2-strokes had a poor exhaust emissions feature.
The two-stroke petrol engine was very popular throughout the 19th-20th century in motorcycles and small-engine devices, such as chainsaws, out-bored motors, and was also used in some cars, a few tractors and many ships. Part of their appeal was their simple design and low cost to manufacture and often high power to weight ratio. The lower cost to rebuild and maintain made the two stroke engine incredibly popular, until for the USA their EPA mandated more stringent emission controls in 1978 taking effect in 1980 and in 2004 taking effect in 2005 and 2010. The industry largely responded by switching to four-stroke petrol engines, which emit less pollution. Most small designs use petriol  lubrication, with the oil being burned in the combustion chamber, causing discolored blueish smoke and other types of exhaust pollution. This is a major reason why two-stroke engines were replaced by four-stroke engines in many application. So two strokes have been around for a long time and are used in many things i think they should have not stopped making them because they were really awesome little motors. were i got this information http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two-stroke_engine