Mechanics Log 8-18

August 25, 2018 Saturday:  The day started off like most Saturdays do for me during my hitch.  I woke around 7 am and headed to the shop shortly after stuffing my usual breakfast of a bagel slathered with cream cheese down my throat.  After clocking in at the dispatcher office I proceeded with my usual…

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Wickenburg AZ 2001

After winning my first desert race in September of 2001, I was completely addicted to the sport. I wasn’t ever blessed with much natural athletic talent, but I had learned when I was younger that if I worked hard enough I could be successful at most anything I put my mind to. In junior high…

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Snowflake 2001

In June of 2001 I assisted some good friends race the Tecate SCORE Baja 500.  We had an extremely successful race finishing third in the Open Pro class and third Overall for the entire race.   And while I didn’t race, I spent two days riding the race course with one of the guys named Dayton…

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A Texas Pioneer

Rev. John August Tubbe Since the inception of Texas many of the residents have been direct immigrants from many European countries.  The mid 1800’s saw a massive influx of German immigrants to the new state.  They brought with them many talents.  They were some of the first brewers of beer, masons, blacksmiths, and wagon makers. …

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2001 Baja 500 Part 5

2001 Baja 500 Part 5 I woke to a completely silent house. The only sound I heard was my growling stomach. I laid in my bed too tired to even do anything about it. We had all stayed out late the night before celebrating our successful race. Our 3rd place finish was a win in…

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2001 Baja 500 Part 4

2001 Baja 500 Part 4 Race Day! We all woke around 4:30 am. Tired and sore from two days of riding and sleeping in strange beds had taken their toll on the team. However, the race day excitement mixed with nervousness made all the sore muscles and sleepiness disappear. Even though I was not riding…

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2001 Baja 500 Part 3

2001 Baja 500 Part 3 I woke on the third day of the trip and walked outside to check out the beach in front of the house. A large cruise ship could be seen in the distance as it approached Ensenada to the north. The sand was very course and littered with sea shells. There…

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