Monday, July 11, 2011

Team effort

In no particular order I'd like to mention the cast of characters who made this whole effort possible:

My younger brother Mark who you definitely want on your side. I arrived in Belguim not knowing if I was actually entered in the race even though I had sent my application and money months before (long story). Mark called the head of Spa and had a 'chat'. I was officially entered an hour later. Did I tell you Mark works for the President of the European Commission. Nice!!

Rick, who rode halfway across Europe with his wife Beth in 1 day to help and support us. He manned the timers brilliantly.

Chris, my riding partner. I never worried about him. In an endurance race that is everything.

Patti, Chris's wife who put a huge effort into running pit-stops and re-fueling.

Beth, Rick's wife who manned the fire extinguisher.

Ralph, the genius fabricator who makes anything possible.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Spa video

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Super Hero

The man in the leathers is our new friend Mark George from Team Marlin, a UK endurance team. We were very fortunate to share a garage with him as he an his compatriots were absolutely the nicest guys you could meet. Obviously he's a dapper gent but the left hand in the leathers has a practical purpose: the day before he broke his collarbone in practice. Here he's celebrating finishing 9th place.

Now that's a man!!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Pit lane pix

I'm about to go out for the 3rd hour. Just cleaning up a minor fuel spill. Patti and Beth are on fill and fire prevention duties.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The morning after

Stripped down ready for shipping

Pit board

Hotel in La Gleize

Vital race supplies


Spa Photos

Saving parking spot.

Ralphs GS in garage

Monday, July 4, 2011


Just a quick update. Having a beer in Brussels writing this.

We managed 18th place out of 70 starters. The winning Guzzi was disqualified which means we were the 1st Guzzi home.