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We all have bench racing stories! I have a few of my own and because this is my web site! Well you know what that is about. First from where I come a good bench racer is referred to as a "FEED ARTIST" That is to say he really knows how to "FEED YOU A LINE OF BULL"   A good FEED has to be mostly true, but stretching it a bit has to be artistically done to be a true FEED ARTIST.  Most bench racers never get to this level and are mere FEED MEN!  Now a plain FEEDER is almost a flat out liar and that guy you may have to BLACK FLAG in the middle of his FEED because you can not take it anymore! When listening to any bench racer alway use a flag system in your mind. If they are good, keep the green flag out, if they stray to far from the truth pull out the yellow and like I said before "if the guy flat out lies do not hesitate to through out the black flag" just walk away!

 

This part of the web site will be a section to tell some of my "FEEDS"

 

 John.JPG  John  DeSoto and what I learned about the infamous "toe slide"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              When I was about 16 I would look at the latest cycle news and they would have a picture of John DeSoto in some "way kool toe slide" on his trusty CZ.                                                                                                                                                                                                           I would go out  and practice my own toe slide but could never figure out how or why DeSoto did this?  Fast forward about  35 years when I finally met John at a local race in Spokane. In practice I started out just in front of  DeSoto, it was a grass track and they had watered it all week long before the race.  I went through the first turn all pumped up on adrenaline thinking "my boy hood hero is right behind me!" needless to say I was throttled up when the wet grass became an unavoidable reality!  As I spun out on the slick grass doing  a pancake donut on my butt!  I looked up and saw this picture while it was being taking, it was John DeSoto doing his imfamous toe slide in the slick grass keeping it on two wheels packing the mail!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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