Monthly Archives: September 2012

Knee surgery today

About to head off to the hospital for surgery on my knee.  Plan is they will keep me overnight for observation. If all goes well should be home tomorrow.

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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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