Fri evening, I rode my '68 TC 200 Suzuki into town to get something to eat. While I was waiting for my order to arrive, three racers who were pitted near me showed up and joined me. Andy D'Ornellas, who is from Guyana and rides a very clean CB350 Honda, Paddy Fitzgerald, who is from Ireland and rides a Norton Atlas, and Colin Paul, who sounded American but assured me he was Canadian and who rides a RZ350 Yamaha. They are a great bunch and represent part of what I love about Canada: it's diversity. We had a good chance to get to know each other as the service was very slow and it was a long time until we got served.
|Andy D'Ornellas' CB 350 Honda, one of my competitors in P1-350|
|Paddy Fitzgerald with his 750 Norton Atlas|
|Colin Paul heads out on his P-4 F3 Yamaha|
|I'm #71 in the VRRA|
|I lashed on a silencer for Calabogie|
As it turned out, no one was tested or hassled about sound. I got some steel pop rivets from Rodger McHardy and, after dollying the end of the silencer that had dragged, replaced it and I had no further problems with it.
|The silencer replaced with steel pop rivets after dollying the leading edge|
|This is probably from the P-2 LW heat on Sat., probably turn #16 Tim Voyer 840 leading Dave Mascioli 103 and Stan Nicholson 70 with just my helmet showing. I got by Stan and finished 3rd. Norm Voyer photo|
|exiting the last turn. When I see photos on me on the bike, I always think that I look so big and the bike so small, but it doesn't feel that way when I'm riding it. Nev Miller photo|
As near as I can figure, Calabogie represents the 116th race track I've ridden on and it probably rates in the top five along with VIR north circuit, The Ridge, and Mid-Ohio (in the dry).
|another view of Paddy Fitzgerald's Atlas|
|The flowers add a homey touch to this sidecar pit.|
|A nice original G-80 Matchless|
|A beautiful Seeley G-50 that didn't get to race because the magneto failed in practice|