Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Proof You Don't Have to be a Dink...

to be a world class racer.

Kurt Caselli, he of two stage wins in the 2013 Dakar (his first) had recently returned to the US and has not been resting up.  Instead he dove right in AMA National Hare and Hound series contesting the Lucerne Valley, CA event on the weekend of January 26th.

While he would only finish 16th in the season opener (losing his rear brakes due to an impact with a boulder) it was his actions during the event that brought the most note.

A fellow rider was down with a broken leg and instead of riding on by and pushing to make up time as many racers would, he stopped, helped the rider back on his bike and assisted in getting him to the nearest medical team.

Mr. Peterhansel, the winner in the car category in the Dakar this year has been a notorious dink in rally-raid, bumping bike racers over in a river and trundling on as if nothing had happened in one instance.  Its nice to see someone, particularly an American, able to perform well and be a seemingly good guy at the same time.

Caselli stops to assist injured rider...

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