1/09/2011

EDR Iron


Trumpnut Nick McLean's BSA took EDR 1's coveted "La Cucaracha" award for its endearing but unnerving unreliability. Nick is a master mechanic with a Fibber McGee's closet full of crazy solutions for every roadside breakdown a bike can suffer, but in the end not even he could keep this machine alive on EDR 1. Nick rode the same bike with new livery on EDR 2, and when he wasn't working on his bike, he helped keep every over British bike on the road. We love Nick, and I hope he makes it to this year's ride.

4 comments:

Joe Shmoe said...

Do "unnerving unreliability" and "master mechanic" really belong in the same sentence?

Anonymous said...

@Joe...have you ever owned or ridden an old Brit bike before?

Yeah, I didn't think so...

Bill said...

Ha ha, they are not mutually exclusive terms, especially when talking about Nick and old British iron.

trumpnut said...

He forgot to say that same bike was pulled out of a barn one week before the first EDR . It was sitting there for over 18 years and I got it to run but could not test ride it since there was over 2 feet of snow . The only major issue was the clutch friction plates came apart. I did how ever ride that same bike for the next two EDR's and the last one O rode down from Sonora Ca to San Felipe .