Let me say this: I rode the new Husky 350 and 450 enduro bikes for all of Tuesday and, er, some of Wednesday, and they’re just brilliant. They are the Ferrari 488GTBs of dirtbikes. A total moron like me can jump them up in the air with no problem. What a total moron like me cannot do is hit a mysteriously deep rut halfway through third gear while riding one. They’re even easy to ride around a motocross track when you have a tibia plateau fracture of severity IV or whatever it is. Go Husky!
This was a busy week for me, before and after the crash. I’m finally home now after two flights so let’s proceed with the Weekly Roundup.
Bark brought us the tale of soaked Tails, with “Tails” being the name of the Chevy Sonic driven by occasional TTAC contributor Caroline Ellis.
Over at TTAC, I wrote a think piece on how divisions in American society could be exacerbated by autonomous vehicles and a TSI Beetle review.
At R&T, Bark and I collaborated for a GT350R Meets Boss 302 piece. We’re the two drivers in the photographs — I’m wearing my Arai Oriental helmet in Bark’s Boss and he’s driving the GT350R in preparation for his Sebring trip. As is usual, some of the readers got caught in the crevasse of minor complaints — in this case, it was my referring to the Mustang as a “sedan”. To me, it is a sedan — it has a B-pillar. But in the context of racing, it’s absolutely a sedan. It races in the American Sedan class with SCCA. So there you go!
And yes, that makes my Accord Coupe a two-door sedan, which is how I think of it.
A brief meeting with an authentic Gulf 917K on Monday inspired me to write The Details Matter, Until They Don’t. There’s something humbling about being in the company of a short-tail 917, particularly when it’s not being displayed but is simply right in front of you.
This upcoming week, Bark is flying to Sebring and I’ll be going through a surgery on Monday to bolt my ligaments back into place. I have a lot of things I need to do in the next 30 days and if they have to use a plasma welder on me to make that happen then so be it. Enjoy your weekend, everybody!