Friday, September 5, 2014

day 1: afterwards...

and shinya came back to the finishing point way before his class arrival time! the reason why he was pushing the indian was because when he was waiting at the very last never changing traffic light, the oil caught fire and had to stopped the engine. crews can't help riders before they check in at the finish so we couldn't help but watching him was a bummer but it was nothing major, no damages to shinya nor the indian.


finally shinya has checked in and now we can say that the team 80 cleared the first stage. daytona beach, florida to lake city, florida. done.

start getting ready for tomorrow at the finishing point.


and it's begun to rain...a thunder storm is on it's way.


but it won't stop them. the motor is in good shape so they are so happy :)



they spotted that the center of the kicker gear was lose. it wasn't major major but they wanted to make it right now to prevent a major major later. so here comes the welder (that we brought just in case) :)


it's all good now and we're ready for tomorrow!



A Katy Did Gig said...

Every year I track this great journey. I have no clue how to wrench or build, but it sure is thrilling to see and read about. Good Luck to you!

Pirate Tom said...

One of these days, I'm going to stay at a hotel, and the smell of the room will remind of a welding shop. And I will know that Shinya and Nimmie have been there. :)