I was so homesick I cried. But, I overcame that.
It was funny, because many of the dealerships said,
“Hey, come back Saturday. We’ll teach you how to ride a
motorcycle. We have an enduro.” I just came to America
directly from racing the International Six Day Trials and
gotta slow down!” And finally I asked, “You want me to
walk and push the bike?”
Some towns, after I beat them, they took the trophies
away from me. They didn’t like factory riders coming to
their town and “stealing our boys’ trophies.”
Lars Larsson flying the
fabled titanium Husky
during the 1971 Inter-AMA series.
they were going to show me how to ride in the woods.
The guy who won the race was docked 12 points for being
late. I was docked 28 points because I was too early
to every checkpoint. At every check they
would say, ‘You gotta slow down! You
WHAT WAS YOUR JOB FOR EDISON DYE? My
job was to sell Husqvarna motorcycles to dealers. I would
travel from city to city, win races and sign up dealers. The
first town I went to was Dayton, Ohio. When I got there,
I ripped a page out of the phone book and drove to the