Being a mile race this one was run on a horse track and it was the first time there had been a mile race at this venue since '93. This is turn 4. During the main for the pro singles one of the racers swapped out and slid through the fence in the bottom left of the frame, knocking one of the support posts out with his body in the process. He rag dolled hard enough that he tore the aero bump off of the back of his leathers. After about 5 minutes of lying there he got up, got a ride to the pits, grabbed his spare bike and finished 6th.
There were many other brands than just Harleys running that night.
Custom Rotax powered framers.
Triumph (for Karl and Fish)
Even a Ktm.
And of course the bulk of the field were running on the venerable XR750
One of the racers was banking on some style points...
And the spool hubs they were all running looked pretty tasty.
|K. Howard's dad came up with this logo.|
I didn't get any shots of the expert twins main. They didn't start running till after dark and I was way up in the nose bleed bleacher seats. What can I say, I'm poor and I suck, no excuse.
The trip back was pretty great. I took a detour up to Crater Lake. It's at about 8000 feet and it's the deepest lake in the states. It's also very pure and clear. That island in the photo is called wizard island. I'd write some funny shit about Frodo or wizards or something but I'm not that creative so insert your own furry gay midget island joke here...
So that's it. No Born free for me. No love thy chopper. Not even any Sturgis (although I did see a GRIP of road pirates at the lake) just another trip by myself on my bike. Get yours out and ride it y'all. Winter's comin'.