Stopped at the entrance, Julie and Laura made outstanding ambassadors, flaunting my interest in a camping weekend by emphasizing "FREE CAMPING if you work a corner". It and they were just too tempting, so I registered, signed the waiver and pulled into the pit/camping area. Surprising myself to no end, it was an amazing weekend for me; I was hooked. Everyone was friendly, I quickly got to know faces, names and machines, then was disappointed when Sunday afternoon came when most of us were heading back to the Twin Cities.
Intoxicated with the Ducati twins, I had no patience and by the end of July, I was the owner of a '77 Desmo 900SS. Leo's in Bloomington (original location) had one on the floor, but not for long. Continuing to work corners every race weekend in '77, friend Chuck (racing his on track weekends) and I put quite a few street miles on our two blue/silver twins that summer.
A friend and former rider/owner along for a ride, we using both of my bikes for a summer evening ride.
My first race weekend at BIR, summer '78........note the blur of speed (thanks mom).
A few years later......after I'd sold the bike to Jack. This was taken at Hamel's when First Thursday's still happened in St. Paul.