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[*] posted on 7-1-2018 at 01:19 PM
Before There Was The Baja 1000, There Were Ekins And Robertson


Pretty cool history story


https://www.cycleworld.com/before-there-was-baja-1000-there-...




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[*] posted on 7-1-2018 at 06:01 PM


Very cool read!
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[*] posted on 7-1-2018 at 06:53 PM


I grew up racing the desert. Green Horn, Cactus Derby BtoV, with the likes of Buck Smith, JN Roberts, "Smoke Bomb" Goetz.....Rode a 500 Triumph, #3 grain scoop for a skid plate...Started BtoV once between Steve Mqeen ad Lee Marvin....yee haaaa



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[*] posted on 7-1-2018 at 08:07 PM


Thats really cool Chuckie got any Piks of the old days



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[*] posted on 7-1-2018 at 10:19 PM


Quote: Originally posted by chuckie  
I grew up racing the desert. Green Horn, Cactus Derby BtoV, with the likes of Buck Smith, JN Roberts, "Smoke Bomb" Goetz.....Rode a 500 Triumph, #3 grain scoop for a skid plate...Started BtoV once between Steve Mqeen ad Lee Marvin....yee haaaa
That's cool Chuckie. I raced D37 JN Roberts days. Also Moto cross with Steve Mgeen He was on a Cheny Triumph 500. I was on a factory Rickman Triumph 650 moto crosser. Lucky I survived those days still ride every week.:)
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[*] posted on 7-2-2018 at 05:39 AM


Great off-road Baja history, thanks for sharing!
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[*] posted on 7-2-2018 at 06:08 AM


I do have a few pics, buried away somewhere? I'll dig after the 4th week...Famous last words from me just before a major get off at Pearblossom..."I can catch that guy on the Greeves".....



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[*] posted on 7-2-2018 at 08:40 AM


shortly after Bill sr. passed away his wife said to me "for the first time in my life I know where Bill is!" :coolup:
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[*] posted on 7-13-2018 at 02:59 PM


I rode a Triumph Bonneville from Gonzaga to San Felipe that was set up for dirt riding in the early 70's. It had "Buck Smith Forks", Buck would modify factory Triumph fork legs. The difference his mods made were amazing. We went to his house in Tujunga to pick them up. He wasn't a tall guy and he had a double layer of foam on the seat of his dessert racing bike that made so he ride in a sit/standing position.
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[*] posted on 7-13-2018 at 04:24 PM


I idolized Buck Smith....Best advice he ever gave me "Keep the Black side down, you cant win if you don't finish"



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