March 1st, 2008 — Another picture found while searching for pictures to include in my book about motocross racing in the mud. This one is from the Bent Spoke Hare Scrambles held at Herrling Island just west of Hope.
Hare and hound
Oct 1987 — Aldergrove, BC — A rider repairs a flat during the annual hare and hound at the long gone Little Rock Motocross Track in Aldergrove. A good rider could do it in five minutes. A bad rider would pack up, go home, and take the wheel to his local motorcycle shop. #043
March 1st, 2008 — Stuck in a very deep rut and looking for help during the 2008 Bent Spoke Hare Scrambles at Herrling Island. #000
October 1st, 2006 — When a course is dry like the 2006 Cat Scratch Fever it should be fast but not this section where only trials bikes had it easy.
June 13th, 2004 — This hill was tough with riders first having no traction and then too much. Having to dodge a photographer on the way up didn’t help either. 55th annual Piston Run cross country at Chipmunk Creek.
October 1st, 2006 — Lucky for this rider the 2006 Cat Scratch Fever near Squamish wasn’t held in deer hunting season.
March 7th, 2009 — You can go around the trees and get stuck in those deep muddy ruts or you can go through the trees and get stuck there. Such were the choices facing riders at this years Bent Spoke hare scramble at Herrling Island.
March 7th, 2009 — This stretch of the Bent Spoke Hare Scramble at Herrling Island in known as the highway and for expert riders it was, kind of, but not for everyone else.
March 3rd, 2007 — The check point is so near yet so far away and the only positive being that there are people near by to help pull your stuck bike out from the rut. The Bent Spoke Hare Scramble at Herrling Island, where else. #019
March 16th, 2003 — The Quick Shift Hare Scramble at Herrling Island in a notorious mud bath. In 2003 there was no sure line for the slow or tentative. Full throttle, down the middle, eyes closed, worked as well as riding along the edges.