THE WEEKLY FEED: HARD ENDURO CHAOS TAKES THE HEADLINE

BLAST FROM THE PAST: DeCoster-Unadilla

The man- RD. The track-Unadilla. Pure magic here.

GETZEN HARD ENDURO GALLERY

photos by MJSmotoPhotos

Thanks to Mary Rinell for some incredible shots from the final round of the WESS series- The Getzen Rodeo.

The new WESS champ, Manuel Lettenbichler.

Taddy was battling hard with Manni, but a mechanical stopped his KTM on the final lap. He ended up third.

Alfred Gomez finished second overall, the only rider to match Lettenbichler’s lap count.

Graham Jarvis airborne!

The spectators were many, the action intense.

Chaos pure and simple.

SOCIAL MEDICINE

What rhythms with Merco?

 

VIDEO JUKEBOX

 

 

 

GEAR BAG

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GLORY DAYS

By Ribaudo and Webb

This a new entry into the Weekly Feed. It comes from two people that I have huge respect for and both have been driving me bonkers with their relentless hammering of my phone with texts about riders, machines, trends and catalysts that shaped our industry. The sad fact is I love it. So here comes the insight from my brother Mike Webb and one of our best friends who we grew up riding with in the fields in So Cal- Carl Ribaudo.

LEROY WINTERS
Leroy Winters How about a Six Days silver medal on a Honda SL 125? You read that right. It’s amazing given that bike normally used for errands around town could finish one day let alone six of brutal International Six Days competition. This unsung innovator used his small size, a whopping 135 pounds, to pioneer the use of light weight bikes for enduro competition and in the process redefined how a generation of riders competed in enduros. Leroy used small bore motorcycles to effectively compete long before everyone else, winning the Jackpiner Enduro in 1956 on a DKW 165. This predates John Pentons move to using of small bores by ten years. It just goes to show you, ideas and innovation can land you in the Hall of Fame.

WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

Twebb, 1974, CZ400 mounted. Valley Cycle Park 500 Intermediate class. One of my favorite shots on a machine that I loved, but Maico’s had started to become the bike of choice in So Cal and even though I had moved the shocks up (copying the Maico’s) the CheZed was down on power and the fork wasn’t in the hunt with the leading axle German damper.

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