| Who ever
it was that said... "there are old pilots, and
there bold pilots, but there are no old bold pilots"
had obviously never seen The Red Marley which is a motorcycle
hill climb for pre-1970 bikes. This event was chock
full of old fellas trashing the hell out of their big
valve, methanol burning bikes.
We managed to get some photos from the race day (1
April 2002), as well some video footage from an earlier
practice session. In fact Alec Dorrell wore our on-board
video camera and the footage we obtained gives some
idea of how fast these guys were going.
A special thanks to Alec... during the practice session
he lent me his killer BSA 500 (yup, an on/off throttle
methanol burner) for a couple of runs up the hill.
I'll bore you with the details later, but basically
I could only muster 2 VERY SLOW runs before I was
was too knackered to continue. Alec on the other hand
(aged 67) was ripping up the hill pass after pass
and was fresh as a daisy afterwards. Respect is due.