Like I told you Inca - you should change you name to ICON!!! That is TOTALLY AWESOME and it could not have happened to a more deserving individual!! Hey 2trakr: thanks a gahsillion for posting that pic!!!!
Ted, congratulations! What’s next. A life time achievement award? It was a real pleasure for me to follow you @ trailfest. My chance to hang with the famous! I showed the cover to my wife and told her that I rode with famous renowned riders, and had dinner with them, told Lies about how fast I was, eat some very fine rum cake. MTR's are a great bunch of people!
To all MTR's. I don't believe it is possible for me to hit the keys that would explain my felings. My association with off road riding, of which you are a part, is simply fuel for my engine of life. Pat, you are two years late on the lifetime achievement award. I have a glass plate given to me at the Hare Scrambles & Enduro banquet by Brian Marr. The important part of the Dirt Rider cover is that it helps in keeping the old brands going, and I of course push Penton and the Penton Owners Group. As long as I'm pushing, why not shove. I wrote up a story on my MCCCT ride and the first half appears in the current issue of the POG newsletter - Still....Keeping Track. The rest will be in the Spring issue about March first. Check out the POG at their site - Pentonusa.org. Thanks to all. Young Ted
Ted, after reading your post, I went to the Penton sight and am printing out an application form, and will be joining. Even though I don't (yet) own a Penton, I have great memories of seeing them and oogling them as a kid. Well, maybe my KTM kind of counts as a Penton owner!
Bikes have been a part of my life since I was 11 years old, as I'm sure most other people can attest to on this site as well. I'm hoping I can ride for a l-o-n-g time!
It's an woods magazine from the east coast run by a bunch of old hippies. Clipper has a nice editorial about some recent adventure. 1 Page riding tip, 1 page tech tip, 5-6 pages about enduros. Some other BS, pretty orange bike adverts; mandatory Duct Tapes (Hertfelder) in the back. Worth cost of admission just for his stuff. $20/year
Nice to read about riding where they've heard of mud (unlike Calif, etc).
Additional info on the cover picture. Rider #711 is Leo Keller, a Hercules collector, who has come from Germany the last 3 Reunion Rides along with Burchard Lenz, 6 time German enduro champ, and Helmut Clasen, KTM dealer in Ontario. They are a German team and simply top notch people.
Pat - I jumped the gun on with two years ago on the award. It was only last year. As for riding, put that on hold right now. My next scheduled ride as of today will be March 21 in Arkansas. Before that though, I have to replace the clutch lever that bit the dust.
Mark - Wecome aboard to the POG. It is the finest group you will ever find. Where I am today is due to being a member. Owning a Penton is not a requirement. Being interested in motorcycles is what counts. I was facinated at 12, got my first street bike at 21 and in the dirt at 47. Have been there ever since. Pentons where all made by KTM from day one. Todays pumpkins are therefore grandchildren. We are all family and that is one of the best parts of the Penton Owners Group. When I was under the weather and could not attend a meeting in Amherst, they sent me a large copy of the picture with the Penton Team by the Cycleliner autographed by those present.