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Surprise as a tomos won the Adventures of Tomos Sawyer. Los Angeles stating the obvious with the win! still can't believe i didn't take a tomos revival. after tomos finishing second last year, and an e50 first: the 50cc tomos a35/55 and puch 70cc e50 are tied for the engines to beat! such reliability!
not only did denver hit 74mph on 70cc the first day, they set a new record for 280 miles covered on a moped that day in 7h:19m. just awesome. their pinball build and performance is definitely one in the books for 2014
last to finish was a total of 36h:07m road time behind the lead, but mostly because they stopped to help everyone who was broken down and make sure nobody struggling DNF'd. buzzards showing unwavering true moped grit! also Charlie with one of the most awesome highway cruiser builds i've ever seen!
14 of 19 mopeds finished the run, being an average of 74% or roughly 3/4 bikes that started finished the run. while being a shorter run from last year (where 33% finished), i think the buzzards might have had a big part with helping out the total. there was also a great amount of determination across the board. strong effort by everyone! I know after a long day of roadside fixes Fife called it for safety after repeatedly hallucinating at 5am, on a straight road in pitch black for hours with a flashlight for a headlight and 50 miles to go. still a moped monster spending 17 hours on the road and being welcomed to the limit!
MCR did the impossible, and all finished running all ZA's! i think only 3 people thought that would happen and they were all riding ZA's! as impressive as Sabat's finish year one on a french bike? also to mention one of the vespas made it!?! it's also the first year a minarelli made the finish line as well with the creatures pulling third place; not to mention two teams finishing with the first female riders to complete a Pinball! also Joe Peg and Sami finishing anything?! chads M101 negrini broken?! lots of surprises, a huge year for firsts there!
19 moped crews represented in the event: 13 crews running, and rolling into and hanging with 6 crews hosting in their hometowns!
lead pace from year 1 to year 2 raised from 32mph to 35mph, a bit of that had to do with the entire run being flat and straight, but still an impressive pace!
the peak number of watchers watching the run live at the same time hit 800 viewers this year, doubling 2 Strokes to Paradise! peak views- plus we broke 10,000 total views this year via glympse which is insane!
this year was a blast. stoked for next year, hoping new records will be set! doing the west coast, Seattle to San Diego in Pinball Run 3: Gold Rush!