CWC heats up as temps drop
January 10, 2010
As temperatures drop and roads are cleared throughout the midwest, CWC entries are starting to flurry in. The current leader is 2009 runner-up Colin Doyle, who sits an impressive 17° below previous leader (and CWC organizer) Ryan Bastianelli.
Before heading out on his run, Colin asked if skis were allowed, Ryan wasn’t entirely against the idea, but I pointed out that the rules say “two-wheeled,” so Colin bolted on his studded wheels (to avoid controversy) and raised (lowered?) the bar with a 17+ mile ride on snow-covered backroads. Last year, Colin’s impressive lead was eventually shattered by Scooterville, MN proprietor Bob “Scootervillan” Hedstrom (on a Vectrix!). We know Bob’s been toying with a front ski this season, too, so we’re sure this isn’t over yet.
Colin sent some great photos of his Ruckus, and says, “It’s the same Ruckus I rode in last year’s CWC, but now it has a 150cc GY6 swap, Zuma forks and front brake (disabled by zip-tieing a piece of steel between the pads), a studded rear tire, and the ski from a ’72 Arctic Cat Pantera (cut to length.)” Awesome!