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Re: Barn Find

Unread post by rickf » May 17th, 2024, 9:22 pm

Ah, The street bike on dirt tires! I remember those, all of us that raced for Kawasaki were laughing our butts off when that bike came out. One guy even quite the team and went to Yamaha.
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Unread post by Hambone » May 18th, 2024, 9:25 am

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Ah, The street bike on dirt tires! I remember those, all of us that raced for Kawasaki were laughing our butts off when that bike came out. One guy even quite the team and went to Yamaha.
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Unread post by rickf » May 18th, 2024, 10:37 am

I did not say they were a bad bike, just a street bike on dirt tires. I was not involved in that race since I had received my draft notice in April and as soon as I walked out of my graduation on the 6th of June I was preparing to go visit Selective Service! So I missed that race and the 1973 race. I ran the 1970 and 71 races, there was no 1974 race and I got to go in the 76 and 78 races and that was it for my racing Baja. Keep in mind that the scourge of Baja with motorcycles is flat tires and this guy was lucky enough not to have any. Back then if you had a flat YOU had to fix it where you were. That took generally 45 minutes to an hour.

""Interesting that I cannot find Bornhurst's name anywhere in the records. So I looked back at the old stats. I remember Malcom Smith and Gunner Nilsson were the top dogs on bikes back then. The 1972 race started in Mexicali and the only two races started in Tijuana were 1967 and 1995.

The 1972 Baja 1000, also known as the SCORE Baja 1000, was the tenth anniversary of the first timed navigation of the Baja California Peninsula from Tijuana to La Paz. Dave Ekins and Bill Robertson Jr. made the trip on Honda 250 motorcycles, with Ekins reaching La Paz in 39 hours and 54 minutes. The race covered 952.7 miles (1,533.2 km) and was followed by two journalists in an airplane, who used telegraph offices at the Mexican border and in La Paz. The event received coverage in the Globe, Argosy, and Cycle World magazines, which also included close encounters with death and other dangers.

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While being followed by two journalists in an airplane and using telegraph offices at the Mexican border and in La Paz, Dave Ekins recorded the first official timed run in 39 hours 56 minutes (39:56), with a total distance of 952.7 miles (1,533.2 km). The event received coverage in the Globe, Argosy, and Cycle World magazines, earning awe and respect for Honda and the Baja run. The Globe and Argosy accounts also included close encounters with death and other dangers, which Ekins claims were "colorful additions".

San Diego Union-Tribune
Dusty, demanding Baja 1000 not for the faint of heart
Nov 17, 2017 — The 1972 race marked the 10th anniversary of the first timed navigation of the Baja California Peninsula from Tijuana to La Paz. Dave Ekins and Bill Robertson Jr. made the trip on a pair of Honda 250 motorcycles. Ekins reached La Paz in 39 hours and 54 minutes. Robertson was less than an hour behind ...

SCORE International
More than just a race...iconic SCORE Baja 1000
Over the years, SCORE races have been televised in more than 100 nations worldwide. ROOTS The first known record run occurred in 1962. Dave Ekins and Bill Robertson Jr. timed their trip from Tijuana to La Paz on a pair of Honda 250 motorcycles. Ekins made it in 39 hours, 54 minutes, Robertson in less than an hour ...
The race course typically starts and ends in Ensenada, with every third year being a peninsula run ending in La Paz or Cabo. In 1972, the race took place in Mexicali, along with 1993 and 1994. ""

And here is a list of all the winners from the start of the 1,000

https://www.riderplanet-usa.com/atv/rid ... inners.htm
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Unread post by Hambone » June 17th, 2024, 10:01 pm

Found this a couple weeks ago, decided it was worth a save.
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Unread post by D Pizzoferrato » June 18th, 2024, 7:29 am

Memories. I had one of these that I delivered my morning newspapers with.
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Unread post by Hambone » June 18th, 2024, 8:11 am

Dave, the apple krate and orange krate were my favorite bikes, never was fortunate enough to own one, if you still had it, you would be blown away by it's value.

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Unread post by rickf » June 18th, 2024, 8:11 am

I remember those bikes, a kid in town had one and he still had a brand new tire on the front after several years. He never used the front tire since he only rode wheelies everywhere, shifting as he went. I always had standard size bike and I could ride a wheelie for a while but just like a car eventually you accelerate past the point of holding it up. Now, on a dirt bike I could come to a stop and balance on the rear wheel. Nowadays I have enough trouble trying to hold myself up on what is left of my own two legs! Sad what being old does to you!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Unread post by m3a1 » June 18th, 2024, 8:24 am

My parents got me a Schwinn Stingray in arterial red, and while it was just a base model bike, it was new, not a hand-me-down and I loved it. In the kid's world, Stingrays were Corvettes.

It was presented to me on the 4th of July and I rode it to the evening's fireworks celebration, locked it up and joined my parents for the show. When I came back, the bike was gone....as in gone-gone, forever gone. My parents were also gone. They had already left in their car and I ended up walking home which was the capstone for my despair. I was (unknowingly) receiving my first big push towards law enforcement. Never saw the bike again but, over time, I caught a helluva lot of bad guys.

Bikeless, I eventually ended up with a big, heavy, single speed Western Flyer which was the pickup truck of the bike world. So, I went from sports car to pickup through no fault of my own. But, I reckon I got around on that Western Auto bicycle far easier than I ever would have on the Schwinn.
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Re: Barn Find

Unread post by Hambone » June 18th, 2024, 9:01 am

We grew up poor, so all my bikes came from Sears or Montgomery Wards, always dreamed of a Schwinn, my first grand-daughter just turned 1 year old, so I found something to restore for her, coolest trike ever made.
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