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'70 DT1 to Road Race

13 Feb 2020 16:14 13 Feb 2020 17:00 by Pillsbury. Reason: still the same dumbass :)
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'70 DT1 to Road Race #171
Laguna Seca was unbelievable! Walt Fulton (ex HD racer) & Dave Roper (1st American to win Isle of Man) Invited me to share a garage with them & Robert Aegerter all 3 riding Aermacchi 350's. Friday practice was 60-70d after 1st practice we all geared up except Dave, who was already geared high. Saturday the fog rolled in so there was no pre-race practice. It was about 46-48 during the day with cold wind. In Gp350 Dave 1st, Walt, 2nd & Robert 4th. In GP250 I got a great jump & beat everyone off the line, I short shift up thru 3rd because it keeps the wheelies down & she'll pull it. When we started over the hill going into 4th & 5th she would not pull over 8k so I quickly lost position. About 3/4 thru the 2nd lap she came alive & went back to 9500. So then I got to play the passing game but it wasn't just my division, it was 3 other divisions that were in the mix so a bit to go thru, I only took 7 of 12th place but WOW what a race!! Wining time was 2:02 and I was at 2:10. To share these racers great camaraderie, witness their skills, listen to their shared racing knowledge & watch Karl keep their lovely Aermacchi's race ready was truly a Gift. I never imagined 2 years ago after I got lapped in my 1st race that I would be here. Thank you Lord

1970 DT1-C Grand Prix race bike
1970 DT1-C Street tracker
1968 Honda CL90
1973 Honda CR250
1974 Honda MR-50
1966 Triumph Tiger Cub
1970 Suzuki TC90
1947 Mustang
1974 Suzuki TC185
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13 Feb 2020 18:51
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'70 DT1 to Road Race #172
Congratulations and love the story and pictures!

1963 YG1-T, 1965 MG1-T, Allstate 250, 1970 CT1b, 1971 R5, 1973 AT3MX, 1974 TS400L, 1975 RD350, 1976 DT175C, 1976 Husqvarna 250CR, 1981 DT175G, 1988 DT50, 1990 "Super" DT50, 1991 RT180, 2017 XT250
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24 Feb 2020 13:00 24 Feb 2020 13:01 by Pillsbury.
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Here are some pictures from the track at Laguna Seca.

1970 DT1-C Grand Prix race bike
1970 DT1-C Street tracker
1968 Honda CL90
1973 Honda CR250
1974 Honda MR-50
1966 Triumph Tiger Cub
1970 Suzuki TC90
1947 Mustang
1974 Suzuki TC185
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