. . . it's been five months since I began to lose weight to trim down for Bonneville 2016.
T.T. 2016 is about to start, it's the World's most famous motorcycle road race.
Logistically as a team we are well organised and have just our bike's Environmental certification for the U.S. to be obtained and this will happen as soon as we receive our race-tickets from the S.C.T.A.
and have complete pictures of our finished bikes as they will appear on the salt.
Also the carnets have to be arranged, but that is simply a specific and accurate list of ALL transport container contents right down to numbers of screws, bolts and washers !
The work on our bikes continues and is "on track" with tuning, modifications and regular tests happening. Flying out my bike container is not only slightly cheaper than sea-freight, but allows an extra month of preparation which will be valuable time for concluding preparations. Flying-freight takes 9 days from the UK to the US, sea-freight takes 37 days !
Personal preparation has seen me reduce in weight from 205lb to 179lb, a weight loss of 26 pounds, or just short of two stones ( 11.8kg) and I certainly feel lighter, . . . I reckon I can lose another six pounds before going in August, but the more one loses, the harder it gets to lose ! The thing to keep in mind is that the more weight I lose, the faster I will be on the bike (E = mc2)
For now I am keeping an eye on the weather forecasts for dry salt and sunny days during Speed Week 2016. . . . fingers crossed. More about the salt in my next blog.