I did my first race in about 25 years last night at the Orange YMCA (Orange, CA). I raced on my 1980 Torker L.P. Long and wore vintage Torker gear.
As the only 41+, I got stuck racing the 17-18 experts. Not sure if that's better than racing Stu, who races at the Orange Y, Eddy King, who started practicing there, and the no-name guys who I saw beat Stu a few weeks ago, or not. No matter, I'm just there flying the OS colors and having fun.
Watch me race the kids in the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArYpyCP8dRE
My puny road-racer arms were killing me after just three practice laps and two laps of racing. In the third moto I could barley lift the front wheel. In the main, I suffered even more. My roadie legs were good though.
Video is my first and best moto.
I'm in the yellow, in case you weren't sure.
Thanks to Greg/Huntin4BMX for the video. His kids got 1st and 2nd.
Quote of the night: A kid (15 or 16 years old) was looking at me in my Torker gear. He was chatting with his friends. I overheard him say, "That's old school. That's so tight. That's really old school. Like when my dad raced."