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!