|The Vermont Airone Sports|
Laurence Deguilme and I had planned to go together and share a room but, at the last moment, something came up and he couldn't make it. I called Tim Courts and offered him Laurence's entry. Tim thought that sounded like a good idea and thought he could get his old 250 Ducati race bike shaken down for the Giro. I thought Tim was a grizzled veteran of these events, but it turned out that he had never entered a Giro before.
|Tim's ex-racebike 250 Ducati. He was conserned about the seat, which is little more than a plank, but he got a gel pad from my brother and had a sheepskin and he was fine.|
|A late '30s DKW 100 at Nova Cycles. Rob Sigond photo|
Jesse Morris' NSU Max had blown a head gasket (which he couldn't understand as he had replaced it, heat cycled it and retorqued the head) and Peg Preble had blown up her 175 Honda side car and I offered them each the use of my TC200 Suzuki for Sunday, but they both declined and decided to run a second sweep vehicle in addition to sister-in-law and Amy with Gayle Ellis.
|The NSU Max of Jesse Morris and, yes, I'm a terrible photographer|
|The dealer sticker on Jesse's NSU, King Motorcycle, Brooklyn, N.Y.|
|A 65cc Yamaha|
|The Boiler Bar & Grill, Sunday's lunch stop. Rob Sigond photo|
the scoring of the Giros is almost entirely based on the agility test when one is given a specific time to get through a slalom of cones where points are accumulated for time over or under or for knocking down a cone, dabbing or going out of bounds; low points wins. I am consistently a high scorer, but this Giro I actually did fair. I had a total of 7.7 points and beat my Team Paleo teammate Rick Bell's (250 H-D Sprint) 10.284, but we both dragged down Team Leader Rich Hosley's 4.842, good enough for 2nd 250 and 10th overall.
|I love these Zundapp Super Sabres|
|The owner found an NOS exhaust pipe for cheap|
|Jake Herzog's Grossa, an Ossa motor in a Greeves chassis|
|A YDS2 Yamaha|