HIGHNOON SCRAMBLE 10

On October 29th, the TENTH High Noon Scramble went down at the end of # 6 road: The Richmond Dunes. The race is a multiple-lap loop around some sketchy obstacles, jumps, hill climbs, and burms. The categories include mono shock and vintage. Us spectators don't really care too much about all that though, we just love watching these dudes dress up and eat shit in the sand. Overall, some highlights included:

  • Mike Babs Goul head costume
  • Nicks Maico 250
  • The EZ TV Broadcast crew
  • The trike dude that smashed into Elliots new truck
  • Keddie lighting off a firework when he won runner-up
  • The snowmobile over-heating and then proceeding to hit the jump over and over again
  • The beer pong crew
  • Myk Roc
  • The dude who didn't bring a costume and was forced into riding in his underwear
  • Bri's Filth Mode cookies
  • Some random girl who gave me a cheddar smokey
  • The winners belt
  • Curtis wresting the winner (WWE style)

All in all, the event was awesome as it is every year. The new belt that has been made for future years will be up for grabs next Halloween season... Who will take it next time!!?? For now, here's some 35mm film photos I shot on my Olympus Stylus:

HIGHNOON SCRAMBLE 10 - Starting Lineup.

HIGHNOON SCRAMBLE 10 - Starting Lineup.

Wilf, learning he had to do 1200 laps to win.

Wilf, learning he had to do 1200 laps to win.

Old Yamaha TT500

Old Yamaha TT500

It was a very serious starting line.

It was a very serious starting line.

Carnage, right off the bat.

Carnage, right off the bat.

Snowmobiles welcome.

Snowmobiles welcome.

Vans & cute kids everywhere

Vans & cute kids everywhere

Jangus, costumes mandatory - even if you aren't riding!

Jangus, costumes mandatory - even if you aren't riding!

Myk Roc showed up but didn't make it very far...

Myk Roc showed up but didn't make it very far...

EZ TV was on location, documenting the event as it should be documented.

EZ TV was on location, documenting the event as it should be documented.

Tyler Lepore sighting.

Tyler Lepore sighting.

The 1 Moto: Dirt Firsts' SR500

There's a shit-tonne of cool bikes at the 1 Moto show in Portland. This year I think everyone can agree that the calibre of bikes compared to previous years is out the roof. This year, I got to be a close part of one of the bikes coming down to the show hailing from Vancouver, BC. Tory Potoroka does "Dirt First" Garage here in Canada, where he is known to perfectly rebuild old Yamaha's top to bottom. He re-built the engine in my XT500 and has had his hands on the majority of XTs here in Vancouver and around the Province. 

For the 1 Moto Show 2016, he decided to rebuild an SR500 that he had been slowly working on over the past 3 years. The Show got Tory's ball rolling and under three months, the engine was re-built, the tank was painted, and the bike was shipped in parts from all over the world to his basement shop in Strathcona. 

On Friday morning we cruised the i5 down to Portland. We spent the weekend looking at crazy amounts of rad bikes, but this SR is one of my personal favourites. An old Yamaha at it's finest! Can't wait to see what Tory will mock up for 2017.

Them Road Apples

Video of Tory's SR500 engine by Mike Babiarz

Check out more of Tory's shop and bikes here: @dirtfirstgarage