THE WEEKLY FEED: CARLSBAD USGP ’75, VIDEO SHAKERS & SOCIAL DISTRACTIONS

BLAST FROM THE PAST: CARLSBAD USGP ’75

Bruce Baron and his famously cool Maico forked YZ250 fights with Montesa mounted Kenny Zahrt for positioning during the Support Class at the 1975 Carlsbad USGP.  Thanks Mark Kiel for the photo!

 

NEWS

Skyler Howes ‘soloed’ his big Husqvarna taking the win over Beta’s Joe Wasson and Chance Fullerton.

 

Experience Baja’s Original

Tip to Tip Adventure!

The biggest, baddest Baja ride is back again in 2021. We will begin our adventure in Ensenada at the famous Estero Beach Hotel and finish 7-days later at Land’s End in Cabo San Lucas. Be prepared to make memories that will last a lifetime.

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Rattlesnake Pre Registration Opens on 7/8/2020 at 8pm EST
The Brandywine Enduro Riders, host club of the Rattlesnake National Enduro in Cross Fork, PA, have been working closely with local authorities and the DCNR in that area. Through their cooperative efforts, we have been granted permission to race the Rattlesnake National Enduro on 7/26/2020 with a registration limit of 550 riders. The online Pre-registration opens on 7/8/20 at 8pm EST. 

Click HERE to register for the Rattlesnake National Enduro

Rules for the Rattlesnake National will be similar to that of the Cherokee National Enduro. Please read through them carefully.

 

CAIROLI RE-UPS WITH KTM FOR 2021
Nine-time FIM Motocross World Champion Tony Cairoli will push for yet another title in Red Bull KTM Factory Racing colors in 2021 for what will be his eighteenth season in Grand Prix and the twelfth on a works KTM SX-F.

 

SOCIAL DISTANCING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIDEO MADNESS

 

 

GEAR BAG

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FOUND IN THE GARAGE…

This is somewhere in Italy, 1986. Charles “Chace” Halcomb and I rode Cagiva Elefants from the factory in Verace to the ISDE in Northern Italy. Charles was racing for the U.S. team on a Cagiva (they had just bought Husqvarna) and I was Larry Roeseler’s Chase rider on a water-cooled HQV four-stroke. I snapped this of Chace floating the front end during our escapades.

 

WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

You want full stress? This is Parc Ferme following day 1 at the Swedish ISDE in 1990. It was my first trip participating in the Six days, following several years of trying to qualify for the team. My DR350 was pretty sano, fit with RM suspension, a Honda CR250 airbox and a special muffler that my buddy Doug John’s built for me. But 2/3 of the way through day one’s 175 miles she started running like a choked goat. I was fairly certain that there was dirt bouncing around in the float bowl and the thought of taking the carb apart in my 8 free minutes when it was hard just to see had me drooling. I was pumped that my good buddy Charles Halcomb stuck around for me (I was in the open 4-stroke class and it was one of the last of the racers to go and finished an hour after Charles!)

Anyway, Charles, Dale Stegal (to my left- Randy Hawkins mechanic) and Randy who is on the other side of the bike are trying to coach me through the ordeal. I got the carb apart, cleaned it, and got the float blow  refitted; but I ran out of time and didn’t get it into the manifold. In my morning 10-minute work period I got everything buttoned up and barely had time to rush it to the start.

And of course she would not fire. I pushed the bike off the starting bridge, took the carb off and went through the process again. I had put the float bowl on wrong,  holding the floats closed- so no gas! Zipped up she started and I left 14 minutes late. In the end I made it the final Special Test on day five, where the chain derailed on a furiously muddy grass track. I ended up houring out within a few clicks from the finish.

It was an amazing adventure and quite brutal. I couldn’t wait to get back the next year…

 

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