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« on: September 02, 2012, 09:58:36 AM »

This was my first year attending the BUB meet as both technical steward and rider sponsor,
and what a great week it was.

In the 3 weeks leading up to the meet I had built four engines for customers, AND the XLCR Cafe Sportster for my son's entry.
When it was finished (the day before I was to leave) I found it wouldn't shift.
So, I loaded up and headed west from Indiana anyway.

On the Salt...
After Saturday's hectic tech. inspection day was over I drove to SLC airport,
and picked up my son Clayton, who had to fly in later, because of College obligations.

The next morning he came to the salt with me, and began removing the transmission for inspection.
I had told him in no uncertain terms prior to the race that I was obligated to spend my days in tech. inspection and impound, and that it would be up to him to maintain the machine.

The amount of help he received from various riders and mechanics was unbelievable.
George Smith of S&S, Dan Kinsey, Warner Riley, Mike Witt (Dyno Mike- from Chicago H-D), Earl from Santa's pit, and many others were all over Clayton's XLCR, helping him so he could race.

This bike with its newly rebuilt engine had never been started.
However, after the trans., clutch, elec. starter, and steering damper problems were all put in line
Clayton was finally ready to put himself in line at pre-stage.

When the week was over he had made three passes, and was able to head to impound for engine tear down, and measurement.  
He set an AMA record at 119+ mph (pending ratification) in the new Classic Class for 1000/P/CG with a top speed of 121+ mph.

So to recap our week... huh   undecided   sad   smiley   grin grin grin grin grin

The two day drive home was also big fun as he had never personally seen all the mountains
and other great sights from Utah to Indiana.

We talked all the way about how to plan for 2013,
and "Hoosier Daddy Motorcycle Landspeed Racing" will be back next year.


Really BIG FUN for a Dad, and his 19 year old son.

Lastly, a more than huge THANK YOU to anyone reading this who may have helped in any way!!!

Best Regards
Drew Gatewood

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For those of you who don't know; there was what we considered even some good karma in
our entry number.
#1957 - which was the year H-D introduced the overhead valve XL Model.
Plus, Clayton is 19 years old, and I am 57. Works for us!


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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2012, 11:09:50 AM »

Great story  I am sure there are a lots of dads/grandads who are a least slight envious of you!!! cheers cheers
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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2012, 11:57:42 AM »

Good job!!! Great story!!!
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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2012, 02:18:54 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2012, 06:54:20 PM »

Great job Dad and Son,.....

Next year will be faster.......

See ya then....

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This was my first year attending the BUB meet as both technical steward and rider sponsor,
and what a great week it was.

In the 3 weeks leading up to the meet I had built four engines for customers, AND the XLCR Cafe Sportster for my son's entry.
When it was finished (the day before I was to leave) I found it wouldn't shift.
So, I loaded up and headed west from Indiana anyway.

On the Salt...
After Saturday's hectic tech. inspection day was over I drove to SLC airport,
and picked up my son Clayton, who had to fly in later, because of College obligations.

The next morning he came to the salt with me, and began removing the transmission for inspection.
I had told him in no uncertain terms prior to the race that I was obligated to spend my days in tech. inspection and impound, and that it would be up to him to maintain the machine.

The amount of help he received from various riders and mechanics was unbelievable.
George Smith of S&S, Dan Kinsey, Warner Riley, Mike Witt (Dyno Mike- from Chicago H-D), Earl from Santa's pit, and many others were all over Clayton's XLCR, helping him so he could race.

This bike with its newly rebuilt engine had never been started.
However, after the trans., clutch, elec. starter, and steering damper problems were all put in line
Clayton was finally ready to put himself in line at pre-stage.

When the week was over he had made three passes, and was able to head to impound for engine tear down, and measurement.  
He set an AMA record at 119+ mph (pending ratification) in the new Classic Class for 1000/P/CG with a top speed of 121+ mph.

So to recap our week... huh   undecided   sad   smiley   grin grin grin grin grin

The two day drive home was also big fun as he had never personally seen all the mountains
and other great sights from Utah to Indiana.

We talked all the way about how to plan for 2013,
and "Hoosier Daddy Motorcycle Landspeed Racing" will be back next year.


Really BIG FUN for a Dad, and his 19 year old son.

Lastly, a more than huge THANK YOU to anyone reading this who may have helped in any way!!!

Best Regards
Drew Gatewood

p.s.
For those of you who don't know; there was what we considered even some good karma in
our entry number.
#1957 - which was the year H-D introduced the overhead valve XL Model.
Plus, Clayton is 19 years old, and I am 57. Works for us!

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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2012, 07:00:19 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2012, 08:57:58 PM »

Moxnix, thanks for posting the photo.
I have to laugh, because my son is looking at me, as if to be saying
"you mind not pissing off the technical inspector Dad. Afterall, Indiana is a long way back,
and I'd prefer I got a chance to ride".
HA!!

Nice photo. Thanks again.
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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2012, 10:08:39 PM »

At other events I am way down the line in the pits.  Here, tech and impound was feet away.  Everyone came through sooner or later.  I was remiss in not taking more photos.   Again, I never saw speeds like that on my XLCR.  Regards to Clayton, I look forward to coming back next year.
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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2012, 11:20:02 PM »

Congratulations Clayton & a justly proud dad.  Dilegence, determination & hard work - its what makes things happen.   grin
Nice going Hoosierdaddy race team !     cheers   
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« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2012, 12:11:14 PM »

Drew,
You could always appeal the inspector's decision to the senior tech inspector.

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« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2012, 04:49:20 PM »

+2, they can go in more than one thread.


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« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2012, 10:26:22 AM »

I hope you find the following a good way to waste 30 seconds of your day.

Loud volume may help with enjoyment
Thanks for watching.

Gotta go now. We only have a year to fine tune the XLCR,
and hopefully have bike #2 ready as well.

You have no idea how good it makes me feel to finally
have a horse (or maybe two) in this rodeo.

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« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2012, 01:22:12 PM »

Good stuff!! smiley
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« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2012, 01:55:01 PM »

I love the sound of just about anything at full song blasting across the salt.  cool cool cool

You guys did well!!!

Pete
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