cures the thumping head and sensitive stomach of a
New Years Extravaganza like riding on a frozen lake
only hours later on my first ride of the year. The
fresh air and frostbite possibilities only increase
the distractions of the upset stomach and lack of
sleep for celebrating the New Year.
is Tim Hart, (J-R) and myself trying to sit still
long enough to get our photo taken for this website.
I wanted some action shots but we only had enough
film for this shot.
was hiding out on the lake trying avoid percussion
after breaking a crock pot of Anetha's World Famous
Meatballs with a punching bag hours earlier. (I haven't
seen him since then.) He added some sheet metal
screws to his tires and it did very well on the
snow covered lake. He only dumped it twice. I tried
his bike but I don't feel comfortable riding those
tippy two-wheelers on ice. I'll stick with training
switched between my unstudded, stock 400EX, modified
'88 250R with sheet metal screws in the tires and
my Toomey-piped, 87 Banshee with sand paddle tires.
The screws made my 250R the quickest on the ice,
but since it was running slightly lean, I didn't
push it too much. My Banshee was running great but
the tires were spinning about 20MPH faster than
the quad was moving so that was no good. The 400EX
was the best for most of the riding I was doing
and didn't bug the neighbors as much with the quieter
exhaust. Plus, it didn't use nearly as much gas
and I could drive right up to the pumps and
fill up without mixing my oil in. :-)
you try this at home make sure you test the ice
before going out on it. I didn't need to because
trucks had been out there all week so my fat butt
on the 400. I don't know the thickness breakdown
but if you're sharp enough to find my website I
know you will be able to locate it on your own.