The World Vet Championship may be a
competitive event with riders from around the
world vying for coveted titles in age groups
ranging from 25 to 70 years old, but mostly it
is a down-home get-together that harks back
to the early days of the sport. That atmosphere
permeates the event, with former factory stars
rubbing elbows with riders born as far back as
1940. The track was three minutes long, with
difficult hills, off-camber turns, a sand section,
a surprise rainstorm and just enough jumps to
offer thrills galore.
You should have been there. You should
come while you’re young enough to enjoy it.
Under 80 years old seems about right. ❏