snowing, still dreaming....
years ago the left hand of AHRMA introduced classes for Post Vintage,
and the right hand asked those riders to stay away or go
away. There were a series of flimsy excuses given, and a debate
as to whether it was justified. Because of this, there followed
a heated war of words.
things fell apart for Post Vintage
the Actual Percentage of Vintage Bikes at Northwest Races
were made that the presence of PV Bikes caused Vintage to die,
and that the glaring success of VDR at Woodland didn't have to
be taken into account. The actual stats are surprising and worth
of Northwest Entries
followed two parallel efforts to the fix the problem. While
the non-Ahrma effort was a success, the Ahrma effort turned into
a battle. During this mess
the left hand of AHRMA asked volunteers to start a new region.
Falls Race called off
The Advent of the New PNW Region
with this task, I got together a group of volunteers, and nicknamed
them the A-Team. While the left hand of AHRMA had asked us to
form a new region we were asked to prove ourselves. To do this
we offered to
run AHRMA Post Vintage Classes at Hammer & Tongs. Curiously
the non-Ahrma Series that had formed in frustration with the original
at Hammer & Tongs
was much opposition to this Regional Split from the right hand
big meeting at the Farm ended in a sort of stalemate.
the Big Meeting
and weeks later the volunteers were assigned a half a region-
the PV part. This was not the job they had originally been asked
to do. The team now had the freedom to fly - but the plane only
had one wing. On top of that much misinformation about what the
A-Team want and what we would do has been reported.
races show slim turnout. We weigh the worthiness. I reflect on
how much there is to do.
& Team prepare the huge task of getting Washougal together.
But as soon as it's on for sure, the Trustees pull the plug on
the Ahrma aspect, and blame Dirk, who quits the position of coordinator
in disgust. I carry on with the team, and find that I've been
unceremoniously replaced with Ed Parsons.
Plug gets Pulled
last straw, and the end of the trail
- no hard feelings. The A-Team will hand the reigns to Mr Parsons & his
turn it's attentions to Hammer
to everyone who was there.
Dirt Racing NW Hammer