|The clip ons on Gary McCaw's Ducati Diana MkIII were a challenge on the dirt|
|Carl Bachman on his 200 Bultaco Metralla|
Lunch was at the Ice Cream Deck in Micaville, where Tommy Cotter repaired the clutch cable on his bike in the now warm sunshine. From lunch, we headed north through Double Island and Green Mountain. Then I got quite lost and stopped to help another lost Giroista who's S-65 Honda had somehow lost the pin that drives the points cam off the OHC. A local stopped and offered confusing directions and I headed off. But, I soon lost faith and returned to the stranded S-65.
|This isn't the S-65 Honda that got lost and died, but another one ridden by Doug Evans|
That night at the banquet, Mike Gontestky played MC and got Gary McCaw and me up there to talk about our experiences of racing at the Isle of Man.
Sunday was glorious weather and we headed north and west to Weaverville via the Blue Ridge Parkway and Ox Creek Rd., then on to Bernardsville and Mars Hill. The roads were fabulous with great views. Grapevine, Big Laurel, Revere, and Lonely Mountain roads was an especially delightful section.
We had a time check at the Barnard River Park, and while there, Stewart Hall, father of Jake and Rob of HCV and a local, showed Rich Hosley and me a cache of old cars and trucks across the street and slowly returning to the earth. He had his eye of a '49 Chevy pickup there, but I though "don't get involved". Rob and Jake showed up, Rob on a 125 Sachs Boondocker and Jake on a 175 Hercules of dubious vintage.
|Rob Hall's 125 Sachs Boondocker|
|Jeremy Simpson's 175 Bridgestone Hurricane Scrambler|
|A 250 X-6 Suzuki|
|Lined up for the morning's agility test|
|There were four different Puch tingles on this Giro, this being a 250 badged as an Allstate|
|This is a '58 175 Allstate twingle, the oldest bike in this Giro|
|I particularly admired his home made 'milk crate' with everything a Puch Giroista would need.|
|Jake Hall sitting on my TC200 Suzuki after we'd finished|
|evidence of the muddy dirt roads we had encountered.|