September 28, 2012
Day 5 is complete. It’s hard to believe this week is almost over. 6 Days of racing is a lot of racing! Josh is worn out, but has been in great spirits the past few days.
Yesterday was brutal, but the mood this morning was much lighter. Everyone was excited for an easier day and the prospect of being near the end of completing the ISDE.
Today was another 200+ mile day, but the transfer sections were easier, and the main focus was on the all new special tests for the day. We had the opportunity of visiting a few of the tests.
One of them was a big grass track. This one had more big sweeper turns and was really fast. We watched Charlie Mullins run it and it was amazing. Due to losing time yesterday he was further back in the pack, but it served him well as some berms started to form. He took advantage of it, and took the win in this test for the day with Kurt Caselli half a second behind him.
We cheered on Josh and all the other U.S . riders. I love looking for the distinctive skunk helmet.
Morning work area.
Josh makes the long push with his bike.
A few last minute tweaks in the morning.
On the starting line with Derek Steahly.
Charlie Mullins in the grass track……amazing to watch!
Grass track scene.
Josh at the start of the test.
Josh in grass track.
Chris Storrie with the thumbs up.
Kurt Caselli at the next special test which included an MX track, woods section, and grass track.
Josh will probably never see his name listed on a motorcycle program next to David Knight again.
Kaytee checks out the list of riders….almost 500 of them.
I love people watching. Nice mullet!
Even better shorts.
Zach Klamfoth from US Club Team.
End of day….some final prep for tomorrow’s final moto/supermoto.
The bartering has already begun for used tires and other items.
Looking forward to tomorrow!!