Since the advent of parenthood, the nearly limitless free time available to document all sorts of inconsequential things has evolved into
barely enough time to wipe before I flush. So the race reports that my loyal readers have enjoyed for years are on indefinite hiatus.
However, if you are new to this page and want to enjoy a few highlights, here are my favorites:
Winterset, Iowa 2000 (my first-ever class win)
Florence, Missouri 2003 (the race from hell)
Kahoka, Missouri 2003 (wettest race ever)
Crawfordsville, Indiana 2005 (first GNCC race)
Park Hills, Missouri 2006 (coolest photos ever taken of me in action; 2 were published in magazines)
Morrison, Illinois 2007 (a classic Moose Run)
New Berlin, New York 2007 (GNCC race staged at the legendary Unadilla motocross track)
White City, Illinois 2007 (consistently the toughest enduro in the Midwest - this one was the first time I ever finished the race)
Zwingle, Iowa 2008 (consistently the most fun hare scramble that is reasonably close to where I live now)
Hayward, Wisconsin 2010 (toughest enduro in Wisconsin)
Mansfield, Missouri 2011 (the only race I train specifically for...it's that tough. And I got to race at night, which was very cool)
So read these, or read all 213. It's up to you. Enjoy!
I've been competing in off-road motorcycle events since 1994, when I began my racing "career" at a Hare Scramble near
Decatur, Illinois. I had dreamed of competing for many years, but I didn't have an opportunity until after I graduated from
college and could support myself and afford to buy a racing dirt bike. Most of the younger racers get help from their parents
in buying and maintaining their motorcycles and traveling to the races. That kind of help wasn't available for me, so the
dream was just that, a dream, until the Fall of 1993, when I bought a brand new 1994 Suzuki RMX250.
During the first few years I raced, I was pretty much a "recreational" racer, doing 6-8 races a year. In Illinois, the races tend
to be held where the hills are, which were often several hours from where I lived. The race schedule increased in 1999, my
first full year in St. Louis. With more racing venues closer to home, I found it easier to get excited about going to the races. I
spent about 6 years as a regular in the Missouri Hare Scrambles Championship, a very competitive, well organized and well
attended off-road series. In 2002 I won the Open B class and eventually worked my way into the A Sportsman class. Now that
I'm back in Illinois, I mostly race the Vet A class in a handful of various regional series in Illinois and Indiana.
In 1999 I began documenting my (mis)adventures in racing to give others a perspective on what the average guy sees at a
hare scramble or enduro. Enjoy!
|March 14 Cuba, Illinois
March 21 Belleville, Illinois
April 4 Steelville, Missouri
May 2 Fosterburg, Illinois
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