Thursday, January 15, 2015

Please help ID this oatmeal cookie

Can anyone name this rider? I'm not sure. Tommy Benolkin? Any other suggestions?

Bell goes out front

I might have posted this before, but who cares it's good. Mike Bell (1) shows the way with Bailey (45) and Barnett (5) in tow. Hannah (100) is on the jump behind Bell. Who's 19 and 21? Quiz time.

Nice shot, help me name the riders and track

Pretty nice shot, but my memory is foggy; who are 253 and 44 and where was this taken?

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Not a good day at the races

I may be wrong, but this youngster is have a tough day at the races. Better check the carb to see if any dirt or water got in there...

David Bailey writes in...

Received a great email from multi-time champ David Bailey. He weighs in a couple of the Retro Motocross posts from yesterday:

Man these are great! :-)

This one of Lechien is when he had to do a regional in North Carolina at Rolling Hills. I'm 99% sure. That was the first time I ever saw him ride and I knew he was on his way! So natural, stylish and fast. He had a style all his own with just a touch of Darrell Shultz head tilt in there. Notice his clutch hand isn't even gripping the bars. Lots of riding and great instintcs gets you to that point where you're fast and loose.

That one of me is from the Orlando Winter Am. I couldn't do anything wrong that day. It was the first time I ever raced that amazing 1982 Works Honda. It's a race that still stands out as one my best in that I floated around a really rough track and everything I did worked out right. I saw Jeff Ward have one of those days in Sweden in the MX des Nations. I hurt my wrist the week before in Finland and Broc Glover filled in for me so I watched Jeff from the sidelines do things you just don't do unless all the stars are lined up!

Thanks for writing in, David!

Monday, January 5, 2015


The legendary Freddie Ephrem, trophy female and Chris Bigelow. Where was this? Unadilla?


Obligatory Eiffel Tower shot, circa 1981.

Party time

Can't remember all the details but I think this is New Year's in Brussels, Belgium. I liked the brewskies in those days.

Bailey riding school

I used to hang out at Gary Bailey's Cycle Barn in Axton, VA. Great times, Lots of stories to tell and they would all make you laugh but I won't tell them. See David #93 sitting next to Gary.

Andy Stacy

Andy Stacy was a great rider on Maico and KTMs. Used to stay at my house in Lawrenceville, GA when the traveling circus came through for the Road Atlanta nationals or Trans-USA.