I just saw something rumored on Facebook that Bryce Menzies hit a bike rider or 3. Any truth to this?
In my racing days I was only caught during the 06 Baja 1000. I got on the bike at SF and rode all the way to San Ignacio and did not get caught. Then I got back on the bike north or Loretto and rode the silt beds, river crossings, and twisty mountains to the next highway crossing. Through there I was caught by a number of TTs, Class 1's, Class 10's and even a couple of Class 8's I believe. My teammate that rode the section before was caught by all the really fast vehicles so it wasn't so bad for me until the end of that section in the really bad silt. The dust was horrible and I was exhausted. So I would wrestle the Pig 50 out of the course ruts and nose it into the brush along the side and wait with the engine off till the dust cleared. Then I would drag it back on the course and re-fire the engine, only to do it again within 5 miles. It sucked, but I was not about to reenter a dust blinded race course.
When it was all said and done, I rode 530 miles of that race.
I am sure it was a whole lot of fun kicking the Pig 50 after dragging it on and off the course and racing hundreds of miles. Gotta love Hogs!
I was wore smooth out after. And at the time, it wasn't real fun, but now when I look back it is a memory and accomplishment I wouldn't trade for all the money in the world.
I was in good enough shape that year I could have Ironmanned the race and I wish I could have.