|"TIME CRUNCH" The
phenomena that occurs when you have more tasks and deadlines than you can support. The
result is a feeling of everything closing in on you and exasperation in not being able to
complete tasks as desired.
The last several
months have been a big time crunch for us at the MotoXcross Museum. The bill paying part
of our life has really expanded since March and in fact is enough to over run our lives on
it's own. All this is a long way of saying we have had to take the material planned for
June and make a June/July issue. As well we have not included the interviews with Jaroslav
Falta and Zdenek Polanka in this issue. The article on the history of Czechoslovakian MX
is also not in this issue. The interviews and article will be published shortly. The
material is too interesting not to publish.
So welcome to the Vintage Days West edition. Late
but better than never. We have added an article on Vintage Days
West 2001. And just in time for Vintage Days at Mid-Ohio. And we will be at Vintage
Days again to meet with our readers, cruise the swap meet for parts and future projects
plus collect some more manuals and brochures to help everyone's restoration efforts.
I am happy to say that the initial response to the "ASK THE EXPERT" feature has been very
positive. The initial question was answered within a week and resulted in the location of
the required part. We are happy to say another MX restoration project is again moving
towards completion. Check it out.
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For those following the saga of my personal efforts
to get on the race track, I am happy to announce I made it to the local track for some
practice. I made one lap on the 78 Husky 125 and had to stop. Oh my wife was right. My
arms hurt. Of course it didn't help that the local track is all sand and designed very
much in the mold of a Supercross track, not a real MX track. I did make 3 laps before
crashing. A beautiful front wheel wash out in the most visible section of the track left
me giving joy rides to my kids and then heading home. Yes I am training hard to improve. I
am doing beer case arm lifts to improve my upper body strength. And it is working; every
day the beer cases are easier to lift. Of course I am working hard so I have a couple of
beers after each session. It seems to give me more strength the next day.
As always, we are very interested in feedback from
our readers. We continue to receive many favorable comments. Enjoy your racing and time
with fellow riders. Talk to you next month.
Thank you and keep it WFO.
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