On the 2nd lap of the 4 lap race, I noticed my friend, the inimitable Dick Miles, spectating on the hill after the Verandah and before Bungalow Bridge.
The race seemed to be going well and I was feeling good. So, on the third lap, as I went by Dick, I took my right leg off the peg and waved it at him.
Foot back on the peg, I pitched it into The Bungalow and the bike slid away and I went sky/ground/sky/ground.
I ran over to the bike to see if I could restart, but it was a bit bent up and there was a puncture in the aluminum fuel tank.
So, I watched the finish of the race from the marshall's hut thinking I had just done a 'Schwantz', throwing it away when I had about a one minute lead.
We retired that frame (#1709) then and built all the rest of the bike into frame #1708. which Rob had acquired years before. 1709 frame was put aside until 2007 when we restored the bike to as near as we could to the way it was in 1984, when we won the Senior Historic TT, for the Centenary TT Lap of Honor.
I don't remember who took the photos but I think it may have been a photographer for one of the British newspapers(The Telegraph?????).