Sunday, 12 August 2012

Bikes at Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah

Speed week began today with technical checks of all the participating vehicles at the Bonneville Salt Flats International Speedway.

We had a lot of fun out at the speedway. People were very welcoming. The passion was palpable.

We rode out on the salt flats and Mella showed her style.

Later we met some very special people who knew Burt Munro.


We line up to watch the tech inspection of the motorcycles.

Kathy Richey was sitting alongside us at lunchtime. We were thrilled to meet her and her family who had gathered for the weekend to celebrate her mother's 90th birthday.

Kathy recalled Burt Munro visiting her family when she was a child. Her Dad provided Burt with workshop facilities for his motorcycle.

Kathy with her Mother, Ruth Stillman. Happy 90th birthday Ruth. A wonderful lady and mother of 11. Tell us some more stories, Kathy.

This Burt Munro poster has pride of place on the cafe wall.

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