Saturday, September 18, 2010

at the goal, old fort harley-davidson...

some people have been concerned about our score. we've been completed all the stages so far but there was a 100-point deduction on stage 2 for switching rider. it's one time thing to be fair with other teams who only have one rider. we really don't care about the scores at this moment but some people want to know. mystery solved!

we are lucky enough to have no MAJOR problems so far but shinya and niimie have to work on the indian every night to get whatever it needs to be done to run another 200-300 miles next day. but again, it's not just us. just look at these pictures. this is right after the finish at old fort harley-davidson in fort smith, arkansas. usually we do this in an open air parking lot :)

ここまで来るとレースのポイントなんてどうでもよくなってしまった私達ですが、結構気にしてくださってる方々がいまして驚きです。ここまで全ステージ制覇してまいりましたが、ステージ2で100点減点されています。これは最初のライダー交代によるもので、今後は木村氏N美氏どちらが乗っても減点されません。そりゃ、ライダーが一人のチームが沢山あるんだから当たり前だし最初から分かっていたこと。これはレースだけど、もうポイントなんて小っさいことなんて気にしてられないです。きっと日本の皆もそんなこと気にしてないと思うけど、気になる人達のために。写真は本日のゴールの5分後。ね、私達だけじゃない、皆毎日こんな感じ。今日はハーレーのディーラーがホストしてくれたからショップを使わせてもらえるけど、基本駐車場が皆のピット。

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2 comments:

Charlie101 said...

Thank you, thank you AYU! Great report that put smiles from ear to ear! now I can sleep well. You fly the INDIAN flag high with just the right kind of spirit and is my favourite team. I send you best regards from Sweden!

Christos said...

Yes, glad to see the mystery solved. So much work, yet it looks like so much fun. You are right the score doen't matter, hope you the Indian makes it the whole way. Also my fave team.