Battle for a Cure. Puyallup, Wa.
Our first weekend road trip on the
new Buell was, predictably, a lot of fun! Due in part to the friends and also the
Friday, June 25th We
headed down to Washington State for a visit with some of our Buell Buddies. Thanks for
your wonderful hospitality Bob and Debbie!
Saturday, June 26th
the Battle for a Cure, hosted by Gumby, had numerous events including a motorcycle drill
team and Battle Trax which was organized by Reg Kittrelle. Funds were raised for the
American Diabetes Association and the day was a great success. Don, as well as some other
Buell Buds, participated in the Battle Trax Event. It consists of coning off a track to
test your riding skills through tight cornering and looks very challenging but the key is
to be smooth, not fast.
Don, no doubt, was anxious to get some time on the
practice course and got some fair times in. (43 seconds) and
was shaving down his time with almost every run. Unfortunately during a well-executed
tight turn the shifter peg snapped off, temporarily disabling the bike. Not to be
deterred, we drove to Destination Harley
Davidson, in Tacoma and purchased a replacement. Don had the Buell ready in time for
the afternoon competition. No trophies this time Don, but if grins count, it's a winner
and heck, he had a lot of fun doing it!
I don't recall exact times but trophies were won by Bob
Gussenhoven, who had one of the top times of the day in the S3 Thunderbolt class. Debbie
Gussenhoven received a trophy as well, riding her X1 Lightning. Scott Moon, from Eastside
Buell in Bellevue, Washington had the quickest time of the day overall, including the
practice sessions. What a great team of riders! Unfortunately Don Scott didn't get a
trophy this year, but he got a consolation prize; a new shifter lever. Well....okay he
paid for that himself.
Click on the picture to enlarge.
Here's a bit of trick photography, showing Don staged
as well as finishing at the same time to give you
an idea of the track layout for the Battle Trax.
That's Reg Kittrelle on the far left.
He did an awesome job of organizing
this challenging event, as did all of the volunteers.
Thanks everyone for such a fun day! :o)