above: a spectacular race weekend, Alderdale, 2005 me chasing Cole Cabler's CR250R.

why is it called the Thread Chaser ? - When the Machine arrived from California there was a real black widow under the gas tank. I thought I should name to the race bike the Black Widow, but everyone has done this, so I thought maybe I'd use the latin name. Latrodectus Hesperus is the Western Black Widow- so I decided on just Hesperus. (the Evening Star in Greek mythology)

But every race weekend Lenny would call up and say Are you bringing Asparagus? Three times, and I said OK, nevermind; I'm changing it. So thread chaser incorporates Spider + Industrial + Racing, as thread has a double meaning, as does chaser. - CJ


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