one of the tickets was for going the wrong way on a one way street. that ended a good contender right then and there. i'm not sure what the others were for. but people do crazy things ... run through sidewalks ... one guy tried to race down a wooded hill ...
i'm not sure who to put money on. an early crash can take out a pile of mopeds easily enough. including race favorites. we start w/ engines revved ... flag drops ... a crowd of mopeds tears down a driveway into the street.
i think dan, simon, dave b, and caleb are among the favorites. all have high end performance parts and pretty damn fast machines. if my moped is up and running, i think i could be a contender. but i'm not sure if i have the hutzpah. sarah b and carrie are also contenders. carrie is more daring, sarah has a very fast sachs.
but i think an italian moped will win this race. i'd bet on that, if on anything. then again, people are coming from the far corners of the earth. so some dark horses may come up. i'm a little afraid of ree, to be honest. we may have to make a rule about no weapons or maiming opponents! ;-)