THE WEEKLY FEED: SEPTEMBER 7, 2016

BLAST FROM THE PAST

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Mark Kiel captured Terry Bilton jumping one of the river leaps at an Indian Dunes GP back in the early 70’s. I remember watching Terry, dressed in black and always mounted on a big bore Maico. In the years after this I became good friends with his dad, who was a master seat builder and made me the best taller Maico saddles going.

 

NATIONAL ENDURO VID

Thad Duvall is looking great right now, proving he was a good choice for the U.S. Trophy Team at the ISDE. Duvall won the Grassman National Enduro by a safe margin over series points leader Russell Bobbitt. Duvall won three of the six tests. His ISDE bike is already on the water, heading for Spain, where he will join Ryan Sipes, Taylor Robert and Kailub Russell to go against the best in the world. This year, the four-man trophy team is new; it’s included six riders from each country in the past.  That just means there won’t be any room for error.

 

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Here’s my good buddy Dan Dawson jumping His Husky over water crossing at Indian Dunes Grand Prix, circa 1975. Once again Mark Kiel snapped the pic.

NATIONAL HARE & HOUND

 

 

Taylor Robert never stops amazing me! He just got back from Europe and he decided to ride his first National Hare & Hound in Caliente, Nevada. He won. That championship is a chaos right now. Ricky Brabec leads, but he was a no-show in Caliente because he was off in Chile riding the Atacama Rally for HRC. Gary Sutherlin was second in this round, but he just had spleen surgery, and isn’t a points contender. That left Jacob Argubright as the regular in the series who had the most to gain. He made good, finishing third and closing to within 12 points of Brabec. There are two rounds left and anything can happen.

 

WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

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The Australian ISDE 1992. Here’s Roost pitting for Team USA and slipping a totally trick stand under my Suzuki RMX250. I went on to get a silver, Roost and I made friends down under that we stayed in touch with for years and to this day Australia rates as the best trip that I have made in all my years of dirt biking.

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