Thank you for all your kind words.
I'll get back to you later.
Right now I'm totally knackered.
Just wanted to say that I have bumped into the fantastic world
of kindness and generosity of the landspeed crowd.
Not only have I had the pleasure of meeting some fantastic people like
George, Steve , Lee, the Texican (?) , Matt Guzzetta ,
Lynda, Jon , Nancy , Patrick ( the French Owl ), the distinguished Freud ,
Sparky , Ray , Graham , Tyler , Alp , Scott,
( and numerous other who's name has slipped my mind just now.
Forgive me please, ....my mind is marshmallowed )
but in time of need when I found myself without pit , pit-equipment like
chase-car, CB radio and all that jazz,
out of the blue these two fabulous characters materialized before my very eyes:
Don ( "Salt27" ) and his son Gus:
Ez Up, tarp, car, CB , helmet, gloves and boots , at hand
at my disposal.........................and they are sharp dressed too, don't you think ?!
THANKS a lot !!! you two !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gus; you can be proud of your father.
Don; you can be proud of your son !
They had to leave today, so BAMMALAM:
The eminent Bill Anderson ( "Nortonist 592" )
( who rides the brilliant lay-down Weslake sidecar outfit) , his wonderful wife Veronica
and their friend Joe offered to take me in, and "crew" me,
take me to the track and all that.
This truly is a great and giving community.
Did my first run this afternoon:
the bike just did wonderfully wonderful, didn't miss a beat, felt almost mellow.
I took it easy; I mean I haven't ridden it in a year and I certainly didn't want to push it,
what with all that trouble last year.
I was totally flabbergasted ( love that word ) when I got the timing-slip:
98 ( point something ) mph.
Bike is in impound
.............and I'm in heaven.