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Title: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: ack on February 20, 2017, 06:26:23 PM
The Top 1 Ackattack will be attempting to set a new FIM land speed record July 12th through the 15th of this year at the Salar De Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia.  Although I initially thought the wind on the flats would prevent us from running there I found the weather station at the Uyuni airport, which I was monitoring, does not accurately reflect the wind on the flats. In fact the wind is almost always calm on the flats from May through October the winter months and the annual precipitation between May and October is 0%.
Mike Cook, Frank Ryan from Top 1 Oil and Andre Rodrigues who organized the October 2016 event will travel to Uyuni in mid-March to meet with officials and layout the location of the course of 15 miles with 13 miles being the minimum length we would require.
This will be an FIM sanctioned private event however if there are competitors that are interested in running there we would be open to inviting them to participate. Triumph maybe or open wheel? There has been some interest expressed by several car owners we would have no objection if any cars would like to participate.

Following is our current planning worksheet:

Solar De Uyuni FIM Motorcycle Land Speed Attempt July 12th up to the 17th if needed 2017.

Contact Andreea Ma about shipping to Uyuni
40 foot container ship to Lquique Chile Looks like 19 days Oakland to Lquique Arrange truck to transport container to from port to Uyuni or other location near Uyuni Arrange Customs clearance in Chile and Bolivia
Obtain Carnet for ACK Attack and Carnet for equipment if required

Andreea Ma
Schaefer Trans Inc.
2121 Rosecrans Ave, suite 3345
El Segundo, CA 90245
Phone: (310)-649-6381

Update:  Looks like Andreea has arranged for shipment to Lquique and Uyuni no Carnet needed

Ask Andre to begin working with Bolivian authorities on obtaining permission to run on the salt flat in coordination with his event.

Update:  Andre has received permission from the authorities to make the attempt at Uyuni

Arrange for a push vehicle that we can attach our push bar mount on for the event

Update: Andre will bring his SUV as a push vehicle.

Find out if we can use our radio repeater and hand held radios Start looking for a licensed surveyor in Uyuni or surrounding area. Arrange for FIM and other officials to attend meet.

Update: Charlie Hennekam is arranging for the FIM and local officials needed for the event.
Update: Drew Gatewood has indicated he would attend as the FIM Technical inspector but need to check with his doctor before going to 12,000 feet. Rex Svoboda is willing to go if Drew can't. 

Make arrangements with James and Alan Rice to time the event and equipment we will need to take

Update: Alan Rice will be providing the timing equipment that we will take with us he or James will bring backup equipment when they fly in to time the event.

Find out if we can bring our own fuel (Sunoco SR18) or obtain it from a dealer in Chile
Av.Recoleta 418 interior, Santiago de Chile. Teléfono: 56 9 77744220,  ventas@iecopan.cl

Update: Andreea says we will be able to bring our own fuel in the container.


Coordinate with Mike Cook equipment needed to layout and operate track
Course mile markers
Course line making equipment
Radio repeater and handhelds
Jaws of life and other safety equipment
Drag if needed

Early March 2017 Send Frank Ryan,Mike Cook and Andre Rodrigues to Uyuni to Scout location for race track and verify we can have at least 13 miles of good salt Make arrangements for lodging and transportation during event
Decide where the container will be received and make arrangements to move it to the salt
Determine who will provide fire and EMT services at the track
Find someone to provide porta potty’s at track site
See what arrangements can be made to have workers stationed along track. Military? or Police? See if Air force can provide medevac helicopter if needed and how quickly
Find reliable person willing to stay with equipment at the salt at night.
Check to see if we can use our hand held radios and the repeater.

Update: Frank Ryan making travel arrangements for the group.
Update: March 20th is the travel date.

Obtain Visas for all people going all passports must be sent to Bolivian Embassy

Update: Yellow Fever shots needed 10 days before travel

Make air fare arrangements SFO to LaPaz is $750-$800 RT Coach

ACK Attack crew 9-10 people
Rocky 4 people
Mike Cook 1 or 2 people

John or Allan Rice 1 Person

Brian Lecky TBD

Update: Brian is working with Pioneer Productions to produce a documentary program for a major cable broadcaster.

Update: Discovery and History are not commissioning one off documentary programs at this time Brian looking at other options.

Utopia is producing a program for National Geographic and is interested in filming in Bolivia it would be a segment of an hour program in a series.

July 7th Mike Cook and others needed for track prep arrive in Uyuni

July 10th all other crew arrive

July 12th event starts.


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: manta22 on February 20, 2017, 09:12:55 PM
Iquique is spelled with an I, not an L. - pronounced "EE-KEE-KAY".

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: manta22 on February 20, 2017, 09:21:39 PM
If you are in Iquique for lunch or dinner, try the Casino Espanol, or the restaurant at the Hotel Gavina. A short trip inland to the abandoned nitrate works of Santa Laura is worthwhile, too.

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: TrickyDicky on February 21, 2017, 04:36:48 AM
Sounds like the sort of event Guy Martin (plus film crew) would be up for.  Unless he already has commitments at that time.

And Valerie?


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: trimmers on March 22, 2017, 06:44:45 PM
I'm out doing airplane inspections in Chico, CA.  I emailed an ELT question to Mike Akatiff (his company makes 'em), and he also provided the following update on Bolivia earlier today: "Mike Cook and others in Bolivia they met yesterday with the vice president of Bolivia in a press conference.  The Bolivian government is in full support of the effort.  Mike will be on the salt today with Bolivian officials surveying the area for the course.  Brain Leckey the Discovery producer is with them he is going to be doing a series of Social Media/web casts documenting our effort."

Jeff from Boise


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: aircap on March 23, 2017, 12:16:04 AM
Guess this will truly be "new salt"....


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: rouse on March 23, 2017, 07:32:53 AM
Mike, I'm wishing for you to have a great experience and safe and successful runs.

Please keep us all posted on your progress.

Rouse


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: ack on March 25, 2017, 05:01:22 PM
Mike Cook, Peter Giles from Top 1 Oil, Brian Lecky videographer, and Andre Rodrigues, who organized the Uyuni 3600 event, arrived in LaPaz Monday to meet with Bolivian officials to discuss our upcoming attempt to up the FIM motorcycle speed record.

They were met by the Minister of Tourism and the vice president of Bolivia Álvaro Marcelo García Linera. The vice president has given his full support and, that of the Bolivian government, to our effort .

The following day the group traveled to Uyuni to survey the salt. Mike called me from the salt and apologized he said “he has only been able to layout 20 miles of perfect salt course because they were running low on gas”. He went on to say they tried to determine the thickness of the salt by drilling down and it is over 1 foot thick. Mike was ecstatic about the salt conditions.

The group spent the next day in Uyuni working on logistic details EMT, fire, communications, porta-potty, security etc.

Andre Rodrigues has been an invaluable help in organizing the event. Without him I doubt we could do this. 

Pictured from left to right:

Brian Leckey, Andre Rodrigues, Vice President, Mike Cook, Pete Giles   


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: manta22 on March 25, 2017, 07:21:03 PM
That's great news! I hope this becomes an annual event.

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: dw230 on March 26, 2017, 10:28:28 PM
Hooray for LSE and Mike Cook.

DW


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: comet on March 27, 2017, 02:13:40 AM
This is brilliant news to read, it sounds like an amazing event will be taking place very soon.
Well done and good luck to all of you.


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: ack on May 22, 2017, 07:51:24 PM
Website information on Bolivia

http://top1ackattack.com/

Press release

http://motorsportsnewswire.com/2017/05/18/top-1-ack-attack-top-of-the-world-land-speed-trial-05181715/

3 other open bikes going

Al Lamb 1000cc and 1300cc

Ralph Hudson 1000cc

Jim Hoogerhyde Lightning Electric



Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: trimmers on May 25, 2017, 09:39:20 PM
I flew into San Jose on Monday to chase down some helicopters (and one Cessna) throughout central California.  Made my way back to SJ this afternoon for tomorrow's flight back to Boise.  Mike Akatiff had invited me to stop by his shop to talk about some avionics stuff, and see ACK Attack one more time before they load up the container early next month. 

Mike had the guys balancing some new M/T tires in preparation, and the body was off the bike.   I may be losing it, but I thought Mike said they'd be running down in Bolivia in early July, rather than August as stated in the video his link leads to.  He said that Cook's container will be shipped before his, and that both the Rice Bros (Alan and James) are going as neither wanted to pass up the opportunity for an adventure of this magnitude.  Mike said FIM Charlie is coming from Switzerland, too.

Mike seemed to think they had a pretty good shot at producing some big numbers, and I'm sure we all hope he's right!  So, best of luck and safe travels, to Mike, Rocky, and everybody else who's making the trip!

Jeff in Boise


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: TrickyDicky on May 30, 2017, 03:52:01 AM
I may be losing it, but I thought Mike said they'd be running down in Bolivia in early July, rather than August as stated in the video his link leads to.

Top of this thread says July 12-15 but Ack Attack web site now states August 3-8.

TOP 1 ACK ATTACK: THE TOP OF THE WORLD LAND SPEED TRIAL

The final challenge for The Top 1 Ack Attack after setting the FIM world record for the third time in 2010, is to be the first motorcycle in history to exceed 400 MPH.  In August 2017 the Top 1 ACK Attack is headed to the Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia to challenge the 400 mph mark. Conditions at the famed Bonneville salt flats have deteriorated due to mining over the years and, have been unsuitable for very high speed record attempts.  In March of this year Top 1 Oil sent a team, headed by Bonneville veteran Mike Cook, to the salt flats in Uyuni Bolivia in search of a suitable location.  The salt flats, located in Bolivia near the country's Tunupa volcano, make up the world's largest salt desert, around 4086 sq miles.  The salt flats themselves are 12,000 feet above sea level in the Andes.  Mike and his team will begin track preparations in July.  The Top 1 ACK Attack will be joined by three of the fastest open wheel bikes in the world.


Trying to follow this from afar, it seems the track will be long, flat and firm.  Gusting wind would be a problem, but over 4-6 days there ought to be many hours when the weather is calm.  Is the high altitude a help or a hindrance for Ack Attack?  I'm guessing there is a net benefit when you are trying to run at 400 mph (i.e. turbocharging minimises impact of the lack of oxygen whilst the thinner atmosphere gives a major reduction in drag).


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: ack on May 30, 2017, 06:48:38 AM
The dates are correct as posted on the web site August 3rd through the 7th.

There were many things to consider in going to Bolivia. After another bad year at Bonneville we were planing to run in Australia at the D L R A meet. After watching George Poteet spit one turbo wheel after another out the exhaust one concern I had about Bolivia was the turbo charger if it spins at 100K at sea level for each 1000 meters of altitude you need to spin it 7% faster to make the same boost so at 12,000 it would be spinning 128,000. At the SEMA show in November the Garret folks took an interest in it and said the turbo we had should work but it was near the edge of its limits. They designed a turbo for us with fully machined wheels that will make 30 lbs boost and more at 12,000 feet reliably.

It began looking like Bolivia might be doable. Shortly afterword I spoke to Jack Costella who had attended the small Uyuni 3600 event in October. Jack was blown away by the salt and said it was absolutely hard,smooth,meters thick and ran for 100 miles in each direction. Jack is 82 years old and flew direct from Miami to LaPaz then Uyuni and suffered no altitude effects same with Mike Cook and 3 others we sent in March they had no problem with the altitude, some people are affected difrently. The holel has oxygen, we have oxygen, the ambulance has oxygen and the fire crew has oxygen if anyone needs it.

Because of the altitude we will have 8% less drag than Bonneville and just having returned from the wind tunnel if we run with the doors on that is another 10% drag reduction for a total of 19% reduction. In 2010 at Bonneville with two trashed motors that had no 5th and 6th gear a five mile run up to the timing lights we actually exceeded 400 mph at the very end of the timed mile before Rocky shut off. With 19% less drag a ten mile run up and much more power than we had at Bonneville, you can do the math, the potential looks pretty scary, if we just don't run out of gas.

Al Lamb, Ralph Hudson, Nick Genet on open wheel bikes and jim hoogerhyde on the Lightning electric will be joining us in Bolivia.

Here is some,more information

http://top1ackattack.com/

http://motorsportsnewswire.com/2017/05/ ... -05181715/

This is the headquarters hotel http://www.palaciodesal.com.bo/


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: SPARKY on May 30, 2017, 09:04:36 AM
 :-)  Right ON ACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on May 30, 2017, 09:16:57 AM
Mike, thanks very much for giving us the details on the turbo situation.  I was wondering how the system would cope with the lower density of ambient air.

That is, I didn't know how much scalability there'd be in the system before the lack of air was more than the available turbo/exhaust to compress that air enough to make a net gain.  Now I've got an idea of how the situation is approached.

Thanks.


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: TrickyDicky on May 30, 2017, 09:37:14 AM
Because of the altitude we will have 8% less drag than Bonneville and just having returned from the wind tunnel if we run with the doors on that is another 10% drag reduction for a total of 19% reduction. In 2010 at Bonneville with two trashed motors that had no 5th and 6th gear a five mile run up to the timing lights we actually exceeded 400 mph at the very end of the timed mile before Rocky shut off. With 19% less drag a ten mile run up and much more power than we had at Bonneville, you can do the math, the potential looks pretty scary, if we just don't run out of gas.


Mike, thanks for responding so quickly to the questions I and others are asking.

It seems you have plenty of power, low drag and a great course (and maybe a large enough fuel tank :-)).  Presumably the limiting factor, once everything else is optimised, is traction.  Can you use all the power you've got?  Would you care to share your theoretical top speed if everything works as designed?  Appreciating that you won't expect to achieve the theoretical maximum in real world conditions.  I'm guessing that if you want to achieve 400 mph you probably need to design for about 440 mph (I'm plucking +10% out of the air).


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: Eddieschopshop on May 30, 2017, 08:51:23 PM
When you talk about the 10% drag reduction from the "doors",  I am assuming you are talking about parachute doors?  Thats a pretty impressive number,  was it run in the tunnel with and without to achieve at that ?



Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: wobblywalrus on May 31, 2017, 01:50:47 AM
The parachute will not be as effective up there.  Some extra slowing down room might be needed.


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: ack on May 31, 2017, 11:17:23 AM
When you talk about the 10% drag reduction from the "doors",  I am assuming you are talking about parachute doors?  Thats a pretty impressive number,  was it run in the tunnel with and without to achieve at that ?



Yes with them on and off the data at the wind tunnel correlated very well with Swift CFD data we had.

Wobbly:

First thing we did is talk to Bob Stroud he has no concerns. We have never used the low speed except during a crash. Rocky has to add power at Bonneville to reach the end of the track. Besides we have another 80 miles to slow down.


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: Eddieschopshop on May 31, 2017, 01:58:52 PM
thanks for the response,  reinforces my decision to do the doors on the new car


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: ack on May 31, 2017, 02:42:44 PM
thanks for the response,  reinforces my decision to do the doors on the new car


Jim True rook his car a couple weeks before us. Tom B and him taped on cardboard doors and got similar results.


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: Eddieschopshop on May 31, 2017, 03:22:26 PM
The doors are somewhat controversial,  but after testing mine last week at Elmo i am happy with the functionality and the dual positives.  The drag reduction and also additional drag/stabilization when open.  It is very interesting to look at the dust change when the doors open.  If you go to John Wylie's videos form the May event,  my car runs at around the 6:20 mark in the Sat #2 video  watch the dust coming off the car at the end of the pass when the doors open.  When I open them they only open enough initially for the chutes to deploy,  not much differnt aero vs a car with no doors at that point.  Its a significant change in the dust.


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: toclub on June 02, 2017, 01:48:20 PM
Even if you have a 100 miles to stop, you will need some type of locator beacon on the vehicle. Chase vehicles will not be able to keep up at 400 mph. He will get lost.


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: trimmers on June 02, 2017, 07:18:32 PM
Actually, Mike's business (ACK Technologies) manufactures Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) beacons for aircraft, so that won't be a problem!


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: ack on June 28, 2017, 04:23:01 PM
The latest video episode 2  is posted on our website it documents Mike Cooks trip in March and the salt conditions.

http://top1ackattack.com/


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: ack on July 15, 2017, 07:04:34 AM
Talked to Mike Cook last night 15 mile by 120 foot wide track hard as asphalt smooth as glass. Mike Jr has photos and video of the track prep on his Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/mike.j.cook.94

Here is the latest video episode on aerodynamics.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?list=PLTDKb7dHymNBAfZ_OaCADPYeJUs_02JZx&v=YPg-eM58NLI&feature=youtu.be




Title: Re:
Post by: Frank06 on July 18, 2017, 10:13:50 PM
Thanks for posting!


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: ack on July 29, 2017, 07:14:47 PM
We are leaving for Bolivia.

There should be daily updates on either face book page.

https://www.facebook.com/top1oil/

https://www.facebook.com/top1ackattack/

You can also follow on the website but it will be behind a few days.

http://www.top1ackattack.com/


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: kiwi belly tank on July 30, 2017, 02:13:19 AM
Good luck in Boliviaville, we're all hanging on the edge of our seats.
  Sid.


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: Stan Back on August 03, 2017, 09:24:11 PM
Somebody here tell us what happened -- I can't navigate all this shitt.


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: joea on August 04, 2017, 12:05:00 AM
A little different there Stan the President of the country and other incredible fanfare to open the runs....

stark contrast to Bonneville in many respects ....



Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: TrickyDicky on August 04, 2017, 01:05:44 AM
Nothing's going to happen until SSS gets there and starts streaming the audio.  :-D


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: ack on August 04, 2017, 03:56:47 AM
It's hard to describe what a beautiful and unique place the Salar is. Rocky's jaw dropped when we showed him the course Mike and crew had prepared. 15 miles of rock hard salt 120 feet wide. The effort has not been without many nail biting moments. Our container that was due July 21 still has not arrived. If wasn't until 2 nights ago that Mikes and Ralph Hudson's container arrived.  Yesterday morning we moved them to the track and the crane unloaded them.  Our container is to arrive this afternoon.

 Al Lams container never got on the boat so they built a couple of crates with the bike and spare parts to airfreight to LaPaz. When it got to Miami US customs seized the shipment and held it for 10 days. No amount of pleading calls to the US embassy could get it released. Finally it was released 1/2 hour after the last cargo flight that could get it to Bolivia on time had left. All seemed hopeless until the President of Bolivia stepped in and called the president of an airline and got the container on an airplane, its due to arrive in LaPaz as I write this.

Yesterday everyone here headed to the track well over 60 people and began to set up the track under Mike's direction. By the end of the day we had a fully prepared track. The Aprilia will be the only bike running. tomorrow as we have the fuel for the turbo bikes in our container. Erin Siills is going to make an un-official pass on her street bike.

Tomorrow morning the President and Vice President of Bolivia will be flying in for the opening ceremony. A huge opening ceremony is being prepared at the zero mile with a band, native dancers, press and other dignitaries. All of us here are grateful to Joe Ryan, Frank Ryan, Kevin Ryan and the rest of the Ryan family at Top 1 Oil for making this event possible and the support they have given LandSpeed racing over the years.

We all should be running Saturday morning.


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: trimmers on August 04, 2017, 05:44:45 AM
Mike:

Thanks for the update!  I'm guessing I'm not the only one who was wondering what happened yesterday. 

But in LSR, I suppose it's like Roseanne Roseannadanna used to say:  "It's always something".

We'll be watching Facebook and here for more updates.

Good luck!

Jeff in Boise


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: Eddieschopshop on August 04, 2017, 08:35:17 AM
It is really awesome how Bolivia is treating you guys and is apparently so happy to be having this there. 


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: Calkins on August 04, 2017, 09:08:25 AM
(https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20597406_10208775296974322_1548205589030243723_n.jpg?oh=3b03b7d6c60b3ca83ec58c7db9243658&oe=5A305B6B)


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: kiwi belly tank on August 04, 2017, 09:21:55 AM
I'm sure the Bolivian Government sees the writing on the wall that Bonneville racing is on it's last legs & Uyuni is set to become the new LSR destination & bringing cubic dollars with it, but it really is amazing how President Evo Morales has stepped up here. :cheers: This is pioneering stuff going on here, just look at this place!!!! :-o :-o :-o :-o :-o :-o :-o :-o :-o :-o :-o :-o :-o :-o :-o
  Sid.


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: manta22 on August 04, 2017, 09:47:39 AM
We need to get some favorable press coverage on this event opening- with video to show the stark difference between the Bolivian government and our BLM. This would show the public how shameful the BLM stewardship of Bonneville has been.

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on August 04, 2017, 11:20:39 AM
Richard Lague is in Bolivia at the event and has offered to send pics and info to me so I can put it up here.  Don't forget you can find stuff on the Facebook page -- even you, Stan.  Have somebody get on the bicycle generator and crack up the generator, okay?


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: RichFox on August 04, 2017, 11:28:41 AM
I just saw a documentary about Bolivia kicking out the DEA because they were causing to much grief with the coca growers . Which I understood caused the US to cut off relations with Bolivia. Or something. At any rate the situation seemed a little fluid there.


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: Stan Back on August 04, 2017, 03:06:20 PM
Thanx, Seldom.  I don't do those Facial things.

(I tried, but couldn't come up with any friends.)


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: tallguy on August 10, 2017, 10:42:23 PM
. . . Looks like the Ack Attack team wasn't successful in going 400 in Bolivia.

I was hoping for good news, and am eager to learn why it didn't happen. 

Best wishes for the future, everyone!


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: Calkins on August 11, 2017, 08:16:15 AM
The bike showed up way late, like a few weeks beyond it's intended date.  That only left them with two days to run the bike.  Rocky posted that he did make a nice mid-300mph shake down pass.  I believe that was the end of the first day.


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: tallguy on August 11, 2017, 07:57:14 PM
Calkins, thank you for the (brief) report.  I had hoped for some 400+ mph news, but if it was
going to be easy, everybody would be doing it. 

Ack Attack is still likely, in my opinion, to be the first motorcycle to officially go 400+ mph.
I wish the entire team the best of luck, etc.

Having said that, I also wish all their competitors the best of luck, etc.  Records are meant
to be broken.

Good luck at Bonneville, everyone.  Although its suitability for extremely fast vehicles has
been destroyed, it's still functionally usable for us slower guys.


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: ack on August 25, 2017, 10:41:37 AM
Here is a link to Jean Turners Cycle News feature on the Bolivian atttempt.

http://magazine.cyclenews.com/i/863949-cycle-news-issue-33-august-22-2017/90



Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: trimmers on August 27, 2017, 12:30:00 PM
Mike:

Thanks for the link to the great article.   In light of all the unexpected problems you guys had to content with, it's a major miracle you did as well as you did.  The good news is that it was a learning experience, which should be of great value for the next time.  Everybody knows that your bike and team is more than capable of fulfilling your goals, so go to work gettuing ready for 2018!

Jeff McVey in Boise


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: sabat on August 28, 2017, 07:54:30 AM
Here is a link to Jean Turners Cycle News feature on the Bolivian atttempt.

http://magazine.cyclenews.com/i/863949-cycle-news-issue-33-august-22-2017/90



Great article, thanks for posting. Dean


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: TrickyDicky on September 27, 2017, 06:57:34 AM
Another good write-up.

https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/seeking-400-mph-in-the-mountains-of-bolivia

Any word on what the various film crews captured?


Title: Re: Ackattack in Bolivia
Post by: ack on October 05, 2017, 08:37:02 PM
Al Lamb Bolivia video

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/2017/october/chasing-300-world-speed-record/

Mike Cook and I are discussing the possibility of having another event in Bolivia in July of next year depending on the amount of interest and commitment within the land speed community.