||Checkers MC - there's another one??
||Couldn't race - I ran the pit for
the Checkers for several years while I recovered from injuries.
Highlights ... oh man. Watching the Brooks brothers, Mitch
Mayes, Larry Pfitzenreuter, JN, Thor, Poteet, Whitey, Checkers
campfires on Saturday nights, banging across the desert in my
old brown Chevy PU with 60 gallons of gas in the rear
(shudder!). Watching JN Roberts come into pit first and me
sending Rich Thorwaldson out first! - Every week! hehe. Standing
dead set in the path of the pitting Checkers - brakes locked and
sliding, me grabing the cross bar to stop them - no flinching,
3-seconds ... pit helpers working like machines: Cap comes off,
I dump two gallons of gas, crotcch rags ready for a spill, cap
goes on, water delivered and gog's wiped off - they're gone.
Damn, I can still smell the dust. Good people to run with.
Anyone know the whereabouts of Checkers from that time? I've
seen Thor and Fishback (not a Checker but a cool dude) on TV and
some movies JN was in as well as Steve
Halliday. And I have a secret to share: we really did mark the
courses with aspirins dropped from a helicopter! I helped Dale
Rhea (Sled Riders) lay out a race in the real desert, not these
RV parks y'alls run in now - oh the deviousness of it all. Alice
Rhea was the Cycle News photog and writer for D-37. They both
live in the PNWet too. Alice wrote a book about cats - look it
up on amazon. Well, this is what you get when you get me
|| Yamaha 360
||Did flying for a while, moved to
the Pacific North Wet and developed a nice green patina of moss.
Now I mostly write articles about scoots (www.soundrider,com)
and tour on my Harley. I also work on a charitable web site for
a downed brother at eddiekieger.com
- check it out.
still ride motorcycles?
||I ride a Harley Road King now - try
to get in about 10,000 miles/year. I'm pretty frequent poster in
Usenet rec.motorcycles.harley, wrote a story about one of my
rides for Thunder Press, have some others on my own website.
- drop in and say howdy.