April 9, 2017
Ron McBroom - Production Mgr.
Five Comstock Chapter members were foolish enough to participate in the 100/100/100 ride (100 bike and rider combo/100 miles/100th day of the year almost). It was a cold day, too cold for my beat up body, but the group pulled the ride off anyway. Starting at Starbucks on Caughlin Parkway in Reno, and taking the backroads through Reno to Geiger Grade, we twisted our way to Virginia City to meet up with the gang from Carson City. Apparently the Carson City gang is smarter that the Reno gang, because nobody from Carson City/Gardnerville bothered to show up. Can’t say that I blame them. Twenty-seven miles down and 73 to go, we headed to Genoa via Silver City to Carson City to Genoa via Jacks Valley Road, where we made our second stop. With fifty-seven miles down, we cruised along the base of the Sierra south to Dresslerville and then back to Reno via US 395 and old US 395. Although the weather was a bit chilly, it was a beautiful approximate 115 mile ride.
When it was all over, four of the riders accomplished the 100/100/100:
Jim Meadows – 1974 Norton Commando and 67 years old = 110
Jeffrey Park – 1975 Norton Commando and 65 years old = 107
Charlie Stewart – 1963 BSA A-10 Super Rocket and 69 years old = 123
Rodd Lighthouse – 1969 Velocette Venom Clubman and 55 years old = 103
George Canavan rode his 2007 BMW, which did not allow him to meet the bike/rider combo 100, but George may have accomplished a different kind of 100/100/100 on his 122 horsepower machine. Only George knows.