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Maico GP 500 E

CJ’s big money saving

T he rescheduling of this race was a of tremendous annoyance itself as I had all the way to the Bay Area for this race month only to have call it off a few hours after a two day -Rained Out-

Actually the specific (ie different) reason was that they couldn-t get the there in time to prep the We saw lots of giant equipment around at Hollister the next day SOMETHING so that also wasn’t the real deal.

I couldn-t decide whether to coming down for this rescheduled for December 8th, not for but for E-Street Bridge track in east of I-5 near Sacramento. As it turned out, the race called off because of Rain.

is a idiotic story, but evidently cretin on a modern bike five miles of suspension managed to fall OFF his motorcycle he hit a garden hose (?) on a Wednesday no as he roared around a deserted by himself, and got hurt.

He then had to whether to lose his shirt, or the sport for everyone, and he chose B), and he the owner of the track.

The track and all the insurance carriers in California had a So it seems that Hollister was about Insurance, not Rain or

The Race Date was rescheduling for 8th, and I couldn-t find going, and I couldn-t bring to ask Jonathan again for his truck (he-d kindly lent it to me for the junket). and so I began to imagine my car w/the YZ400D in the back.

A few suggested I-d never get it in- but in fact on night Reg came by, and after taken the wheels/forks/seat/tank/fenders off the bike, it right in. I had picked up two new tarps so the car be protected. Driving through the country, I was happy for my little which I never have to about.

The temperature sits on the and stayed there the entire way to and back. Friday night I was in by 7:40pm, and stayed with an old there — up at five by to start the drive south. It was freezing cold, and quite and I got lost temporarily in Corvallis on the familiar route through because I couldn-t see anything.

On the the fog was thick as soup, and I hung on to the of a pickup who was doing about 85 in 40 visibility. But he was gone. The dark whipping by- FOGGY dew!

But it to get light. And chasing a white who was going about 95mph I got up to 100. But I was thinking that I should slow down. I saw an Oregon State Patrol Car whipping across the median and away ahead of me. I nipped off the to hit a rest stop- and once again I saw the White Bronco by the way with the OSP behind it.

Suddenly in Ashland I drove out of the fog bright sunlight, and before I it I was there.

Donny lives inside the Oregon California and he was yanking an RM500 motor or out of a old frame. He was wearing a tan jumpsuit. A decent guy- we put the YZ together in order, loaded up and were by elevenish. Donny did all the driving for I was happy.

We drove till the got long which remember it was so by 3:30 it had started.

The E-Street was under a long low pair of one a train trestle and we were alongside a modern race- I had 100 Evolution riders. but there only about 20 or so. We saw Ric Tipton, the Godfather (is that a true and the gang- what looked 29 Maicos all perfect and ready to go. talking to them Donny I to join their encampment.

I were ready to sleep in Silvia-s large Trailer, but wasn-t coming until morning. I thought it might be a lot to stay in a motel, but Donny was to just put up a pair of tents he had.

I was on the fence- normally I wouldn-t a problem sleeping outside, but the trains kept a-rollin’ all night, and when I said it IS Donny said -that is a key — which made me The Super 8 was $50, and I said with the the 25 bucks. Bed Shower?


Also there is HUGE problem at this track- one we heard about went out to and his trailer was stolen, dragged to the river- this is in broad and the wheels were stolen off it! I a few things just to fit in! So that was it.

And it was to sleep in a BED.

OK — to the The points situation was as follows. Two ago there was a fellow named Kendrick who tied me for the Intermediate Historic Championship. I-d never him- he won the two races alone in and I had done the same at Eugene and The tie breaker was moto wins.

But we had the as we had entered races as the lone in the Class. You may ask why do you care? and the answer is you strive, even if the particulars are

Maico GP 500 E
Maico GP 500 E

So the crown was decided by who was OLDER and Greg is 10 months older me! So he won the title. This year I see it coming all over again- guys race bikes depending on make. So in the Ahrma as you may remember the period after is divided into three the first of which is Historic

And as such there are fewer which makes it easier to win a

So now today Greg Kendrick had up and I finally met him. On the entry I saw that he-d entered +40 but not Open Historic. Not that it a difference as long as I completed a and got at least one point.

Race 1 Intermediate Open Historic heat (moto 4) — We over early, me following lead, and we waited at the gate to the a smaller area, even there was piles of space. all waiting some running into a funnel. As I sat on my YZ400 I down and saw that the fork has gone completely by the wayside, and oil is pouring all over the stanchion a child who has spilled the entire of soup down his jumper.

And I like that too- and of immediately riders began to to warn me (that I was a cretin) and I the sight with my hands the old -don-t look at that- Mario Andreini leaned and said RIDE IT and I nodded

A young man with a clipboard our names off and let us in one by one. Then as I down I saw that my chain was loose, and THEN to my astonishment I saw the lower motor mount loose, with no nut. WHY do you see these things on the line?

The went down with me into second right as it my clutch drags like a and I-d rather not be trying to hold it with the brakes- The fast roared away and the slower (I say slower — slower I seemed to be going) receded me. I was simply trying to ride without dropping the ball. Me between groups.

Race 2 Plus 40 Post Vintage heat (moto 4) — I it was this race that I was someone- and I hounded him until a moment to pass. It was Tracy — a quiet guy on one of the Maicos. As I by we almost came together- me around the outside. and him drifting It was as much the looseness of both of us to control our bikes as the track was very choppy with and ruts.

Of course it makes me Woodland a great deal all again.

Race 3 — Open Historic — (moto 4) — On the line I the holeshot to see if I could will it to But then strangely the bike to falter and no matter what I did the got lower and lower. I now think the was loaded up but at the time all I could was that it was the plug fouling.

In desperation I tried revving it, it, but to no avail, and the gate went I putted slowly to the first and pulled off and managed to get it back to the at 58rpm, and changed the plug quick. I roared back out and Greg Kendrick for a bit passed him and of course 3 laps behind Unbeknownst to me Greg wins- he had Open Historic after

Christy Bliss as I said who was pics probably wondered the hell I was. Afterwards I for dispatching her to take photos of me I wasn-t on the track but ignominiously plugs back at the pits.

Maico GP 500 E
Maico GP 500 E
Maico GP 500 E
Maico GP 500 E
Maico GP 500 E
Maico GP 500 E
Maico GP 500 E


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