Well, we had gone there to set records,
and I was the Caboose.
Having drawn the short straw...I was assigned
to the team's slo-poke...a Chinese Communist
Lifan motorcycle, of dubious origin.
The engine was a FULL 175cc of push rod-operated
Communist power, with basically a 1970 design.
Even the manual was in Chinese, so tuning was chancy.
I had ridden this bike 5 years ago, and it made me swear
off Bonneville riding almost forever,
and after my first run on Saturday,
I almost quit again..............