No runs today. Jaylin tells this story so much better than I could, and she will do so after the jump.
Scooter Land Speed Record holder Jaylin Billig and her two bikes arrived Friday at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover, Utah.
If you’re just joining us, Jaylin is looking to set a third consecutive speed record on her Genuine Buddy Blackjack (Maverick), and hopes to set records in two classes on her Honda CL175 (Hattori Hanzo).
One such person is Jaylin Billig of Houston, Texas. She and Maverick, her 2009 Genuine Buddy Blackjack, are preparing to make their third trip to the Bonneville Salt Flats near Wendover, Utah. Yes, the very same Salt Flats people like Craig Breedlove have traveled at mind-boggling speeds in vehicles that more closely resemble jet fighters without wings than cars. Or motorcycles.
Jaylin and a host of others will be spending the next six days making runs up and down the storied salt, a surface she describes as “like riding on wet concrete.”
The Piaggio Group released its financial report for the first half of 2014 on Monday. In a statement issued at that time, the company said “measures taken to control costs and productivity kept the key profit margins at the same levels as the first half of 2013.” However, a number of factors in key markets pointed sales (and profits) downward.