Back at the finish!

Dear all,

these are my first words since 11 days ago…I have reached the finish line despite my sick gear box. But, as you know (Skye and Hampe, does this sound familiar?) :

“A Honda never gives up until it is burning up”

Despite a sick gear box that needed very careful shifting, the XBR made it back to to finish. So far, this bike never stopped in 356.000 km and still keeps running!

I am quite tired and I need some sleep now because I have to get up early for the scoring (which will be very short ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). I will write more during Friday. But first of all let me thank John for his excellent job during the last 11 days. He did this during his trip to Norway, trying to find access to internet, was woken up in the middle of the night by my status updates…..thank you very very much John, the comments posted show that your reports were very much appreciated by the many readers….maybe your writing makes you a potential successor of Bob Higdon in the future ๐Ÿ˜‰ ?

As Thomas commented correctly, you shouldn’t be worried about the restaurant – it will be definetely above fish ‘n chips level ๐Ÿ˜€

5 Comments on “Back at the finish!

  1. Well done my friend. You may not end up being a “finisher” according to IBR rules, but YOU ARE A FINISHER of an IBR in my eyes and in the eyes of many others.

    Now, where have I put that guide to Michelin starred restaurants ……. :-):-)

  2. …and pretty finished as well. ๐Ÿ™‚ Well, you’ll come around.
    Must have been a very lean and cautious ride in order to conserve what ever was left of the gearbox intestines.
    Then what? New ride up to Canada to box the bike and have it sent home, or do you ship out from the US?

    …or do you store it somewhere in the US for a new shot at the “Hopeless Class”?
    No, wait! Don’t answer that question just yet. Give it a couple of months before you deal with it. ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. Well done on getting to the finish Robert, look forward to your return with a more suitable bike next time!

  4. Gratuliere! Schade fuer die Punkte und den flotten 3er (die IBA Nummer natuerlich!), aber ich hab’ so das Gefuehl, dass es es einige Typen in den restlichen 5 Stunden auch nicht von Dallas, Montana oder Wyoming nach Pittsburgh schaffen….

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