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Injury

Turns out that my crash at BRS did more damage to my knee than I thought.  I will need fairly major reconstructive surgery. Recovery time is looking like 6 to 9 months. This means the Tuareg rally next March is … Continue reading

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Not as planned.

Stage 1 went great.  Stage 2 not so well.  I broke my rule of not riding faster than what I can see.  Came over a blind rise into an off camber right hand curve.  Went wide and hit a tree.  … Continue reading

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Ready to start

All lined up for the start.  Bikes and cars are on display in Croghan NY until the start.  So a little more sitting around until the start.

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Ready for day 1

Slept well and stayed dry in the van.  After the rains last night the weather looks good.  It might get a little chilly but dry. We don’t start the transit to stage 1 until 3:30 so I have plenty of … Continue reading

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Registration and tech

Made it to Harrisville and got through reg then checked in at the campground. Just waiting in line for tech inspection and I should be all set to race. Tech for bikes is usually fairly quick.  They check the lights … Continue reading

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Black River Stages Rally this weekend

I have the van all packed up and ready to head to upstate NY for BRS.  Now that I have my new phone my plan is to try to post updates during the rally.  Keep watching here or FB for … Continue reading

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I am in Cycle World.

Check out page 84 of the October issue of Cycle World. It is brief but I got mentioned!

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Tuareg Rallye!

The time has come to move another step closer to the long term goal of the Dakar.  I have been looking into options for doing an overseas rally for some time and have been talking with Dave Peckham and Charlie … Continue reading

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Vegas to Reno – endurance

From where I was I could see the pit that I had just left across some open desert.  Just as I got back on the bike I heard the first trophy truck pull into the pit.  I knew they would … Continue reading

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Vegas to Reno – things go downhill

Continuing my Vegas to Reno story…. I had been riding down a good fast road for quite some time and was happy that I was making good time and bringing my average speed up. when I realized I had not … Continue reading

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