Sorry, got that beat. 79 at byron, CR250 with air caps. First moto, first lap, BIG lead, come off a high speed jump and go to land. There is a brief moment when you realize the front is going to far down with no resistance, then pain! Well the one fork dampener rod came unscrewed from the bs cap and the other one snapped, about a 6 or 7 mm rod! That is when I got my tag.
now den did I evers tell you whippersnappers about how I used to jump over FIRE.
That's right. FIRE.
Me and the MAN, Evel K., we were the bad ones of the day. Only he cheated, using a motor. had several inches of actual suspension too.
anyhow. you goota understand, across the street lived a real purty girl.
So I gather up (not a hunter) gather up, a bunch of pine straw needles. Light em on fire behind the jump. (where else..it aint no circus act)
so got me a good fire going in my Mama's yard, go get the purty neighbor girl to watch,
and I clear the fire jump big time. oh yeah.
and dam right its true story.
now what else is true?
I invented cross bars on stingray bicyles handlebars.
dam right i did.
Wore a scar for a while working on that one.
other kids ask me how did that happen. I tell 'em and you know what they said ?
they said " your stupid". dammit. no justice in the world of little kids.
Sooo... dis other time...we young-uns, after looking at pics of Bridgestone scramblers in the Sears catalog, went about making yet another board-on-bricks-on-whatever jump.
we jumped it a little while, then I dunno, one fo the more evil kids started adding more angle to the Mangle. a LOT more. More Mangle Angle that is.
Oh yea, we ride up to it. But uhnn uh. somehow making motor cycle engine noises did not make anyone braver.
excpet my brother. dang he jumped that Mangler jump.
SON OF LOT OF WORDS KIDS SHOULD NOT SAY!
B I G A I R T I M E H A N G I N G DEATH UPON LANDING!
we never seen anyhthing stupider. or braver. Reached the Branches of Pine Tree.
D A Y U M M M.
That Boy Hurt for days and days. But talk about RESPECT :)
seriously I gasped of sheer fear when I saw it happen.