...if youse guys have seen any of my previous stories about the Adelanto Grand Prix, you know that I competed in the event every year since the mid 80's, and rode a stone stock 1972 Yamaha 250 Enduro in the vintage class, against all the trick bikes of the period (CZs, Maicos, Pentons, Rickmans, etc).
The mighty Yamaha 250 put out around 16 horsepower, and was not what you'd call fast by any stretch of the imagination. It was bone stock too, with the exception of WP shocks & Noleen modified forks. Had all the street gear still on it, speedo, tach, tail light, etc.
On my way to the 2004 race, I pulled into a Chevron station on Hwy 395about 5 miles outside of Adelanto to take a leak. There, in the parking lot were a couple of pickup trucks with some very trick vintage bikes in the back, a Cheney framed TT500, and '73 250 Rickman Montesa.
So when I came back outside, the owners of the TT & Rickman were giving my DT2 the once over. One guy said "I see you have number plates on your bike, you're not going to actually RACE this thing, are you?"
To which I sheepishly replied..."er, yes..hehe..." And thought to myself "Man, I am out classed bad here, hope these guys don't blow me into the puckerbushes too badly."
Both guys kinda shined me on, and got back into their trucks, laughing and shaking their heads at the folly of racing such a toad bike.
To make a long story short, I passed both the Montesa and TT in the whoop section of the MX part of the track, and beeped my horn when I went by.
That got their attention...