Team Lyle Alamo Express - ResultsMay 29 2012 at 2:40 PM
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Nevada has been the site of many historic LD events like Miles Inc., Mass Gold, Blister, and WPF. Inspired by these rides, I decided to put on the Team Lyle Alamo Express, an All-Nevada Bun Burner Gold ride. Prior to May 18, 2012, there had been only 7 All-Nevada BBGs certified.
22 people decided to apply for the ride. Some of the very best LD riders - Iron Butt Rally Finishers/ Cognoscente Group winners/Cal 24 winners/MERA/Team Strange members, etc - signed up for this event. But also, there were six participants who had only completed one certified ride. 17 riders showed up to the starting line in Alamo, Nevada, actually 18 counting me. I was hoping to add a few additional Nevada BBGs to the list. I was wrong.
We DOUBLED the names on the list! (pending the riders sending their forms to the IBA)
14 riders completed the All-Nevada BBG. Two Goldwing riders had to drop out due to rear tire issues, one rider got tired and wisely elected to be safe and drop out of the ride, and one rider finished 35 minutes after the 24 hour BBG deadline.
Of the 14 finishers, 8 successfully completed their first BBG. In addition, one pillion completed her first BBG. Congratulations to all Alamo Express players who achieved the goals that they were after.
It is interesting to note that 4 of the 14 finishers (just under 30 percent) were Darkside riders on a Goldwing, FJR 1300s and a ST1300. An FJR was first back to Rally Headquarters.
Congrats again to all TLAE riders. And the next time any of you see Greg Marbach, you should immediately go up and shake his hand. Trust me.
Thanks to Lisa Erbes for her support and for all she has done with Eddies Road. And a huge thanks to Brian Casey, our Route Master, whose work made this all possible.
TLAE Rally Master