Sunday, September 16, 2012

Indianhead Motorcycle Club Hillclimb

A few of us met in Red Wing for the hillclimb that was hosted by the Indianhead Motorcycle Club.  250 bikes/competitors for the two day event and though there weren't very many spectators yesterday there was plenty of action.

Back in the 50's, dad was a member of the Red Wing Club while he worked in Red Wing.  In the 70's, he, brother and I would attend what was typically two events held each summer.  The bikes were different, mostly early motocrossers and HD panheads, sometimes a few BSA's and Triumph's thrown in to be novel.  The riders were older and showed up on homebuilt trailers and in pickup trucks.  Today's competitors are vastly different; old men with crew cuts or young men with ponytails no longer predominate.  There were lots of ponytails though, just not on the guys.

The photo just doesn't do the incline(s) justice.  Notice that we're looking down on the tops of the trailers and the climbing hill looks much longer than it does high which is not true.


One of the younger, though far from youngest, competitors at the concession stand......


These older girls have or are potential ponytail wearers.........



Power choices and machines were varied, even though it would be a fair generalization to say that two-stroke motocrossers with extended swingarms are in the majority.


An old 650 Yamaha.....


Kawasaki triple.....but I like the Oil Pull-style fender.



An Indian, very fitting at the Red Wing (named for Chief Red Wing) climb......


Some of them weren't muffled very well, especially when running at anything over an idle.....


Rider's Meeting.....


Air goes in one of them and out the other one.....


One from The Motor Company.......


Getting the groove just right.....


One of the reasons they go up faster than they come down.....


A big Four......


She's next in line.......


Over the first jump.....


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