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O/T Real racing 2 wheels and dirt.

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by short shucker, Feb 15, 2010.

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  1. short shucker

    short shucker TS Member

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    This is a video of Dave Atherton, the father of Kevin Atherton, riding his Norton 750 at speed around a 1/2 mile track.

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  2. Neil Winston

    Neil Winston Well-Known Member

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    My very first novice race - 1966 or so - was against Dave (and others) at Detroit Racecourse, a beautiful track by the airport in Livonia. He was riding a "Two-grand Sprint," so-named because it used a magnesium Arrimacci roadracing engine and the bike cost four or five times as much as a "Sprint" as sold by HD. Dave had a spectacular sliding style helped by the rules of the day which were no brakes, front or back. You dragged your feet to stop. Dave, from White Pigeon Michigan, was a great example of the riding style used in Michigan in those days and was a thrill to watch.

    Neil
     
  3. likes-to-shoot

    likes-to-shoot Well-Known Member

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    I still watch in amazement as these guys throw the bikes sideways in the corners at the speed they are going. They are truly a master of their craft.

    Bill
     
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