So the RD60 is gone. Painful as it was to load it in the guys truck I did manage to make a new friend and have a really long conversation. Turns out this older fellow has been involved with the AMA,AHRMA and WERA vintage road racing for many years. We talked about his race bikes ( Bridgestone 175, Yamaha CT1, etc ) and the constant cross country travelling he does throughout the year for races.
Which brings me to the point as to why he bought my Yamaha. I had heard of this 50cc race a few years back but never paid it much attention. Figured it was just a bunch of guys goofing around on Honda monkey bikes or something. Although it has a good time feel to it my new friend tells me that there's some serious machinery brought to this thing. MB5's, NS1's, Tz's as well as vintage road bikes, scooters and indeed mopeds. Anything street legal (and apparently a few that are not).
Knowing that my little RD will be tearing up the Georgia highways in the hands of a veteran road racer makes me feel just a little bit better about selling it ( and a tad bit of jealousy maybe? ). Who knows maybe he'll win...that motor has massive potential. Anyways...As of now I'm putting my eye on next year. Maybe I can cobble together this mythical machine that keeps me awake at night.
If you have the ability and urge to scrape around the North Georgia hills as the leaves change whip out your ped or anything else of 50cc that you have in the closet and check into these sites...