Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2003 12:09 pm
Title: Florida Checkpoint on IBR website. Leon is 24th
|MIK (Motorrader) |
|Sun Aug 17, 2003 12:09 pm|
|Florida Checkpoint on IBR website. Leon is 24th |
Virginia's Leon Begeman, 24th overall, apparently is insulted that his 250cc Kawasaki Ninja, the smallest machine in the rally, is assigned to the Hopeless Class. As usual, he is running like a man possessed. Tonight he stands 42 places ahead of Paul Meredith's 750cc Suzuki water buffalo. Sure, Meredith's two-stroke bike is ancient and struggles to get even 20 mpg, so maybe that's not a fair fight. But Begeman takes on motors with five times his displacement --- BMW K1200LTs and 1,800cc Gold Wings --- and chews them to pieces as well. If you put him on an armadillo, he might lose a few places, but he'd still be scratching his way down the road.
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