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Meet Ralph Hudson: The World’s Fastest Biker!

Ralph Hudson aboard his modified Suzuki.
Photo: Jean Turner 

Meet Ralph Hudson: The World’s Fastest Biker!
By Tom Stahler

As a recreational sport, motorcycle riding is a great way to “blow out the cobwebs.” The thrill and tranquility mix makes conventional psychotherapy almost unnecessary. There is, however, a rider who probably could use some counseling… His name is Ralph Hudson, and he holds the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) World Land Speed Record (LSR) on a “rider exposed” motorcycle — pushing the 300 mile per hour mark.

Wayne Rainey Figure Adorns Mazda Raceway Laguna SECA Hillside In Advance Of Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Artist John Cerney Creates Painted, Plywood Figure Of Motorcycle Racing Legend Wayne Rainey
Image Credit Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca


Motorcycle Racing Legend Wayne Rainey

Those visiting Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca or traveling the Monterey-Salinas Highway (State Route 68) will notice a giant, cut-out painting on the hillside of motorcycle racing legend Wayne Rainey riding a Yamaha YZR500. A mural painted on a plywood board, the motorcycle stands at 18 feet long and 12.5 feet tall.