Monday, September 03, 2007

The Big Nasty

In a couple of weeks on September 15 and 16, Idaho's largest motorcycle event, The Big Nasty, will take place on the western side of the state near the town of New Plymouth. Now if you're imagining wet-tshirts and rock-n-roll forget it. The Big Nasty is a hill climb, the largest such event in the Pacific Northwest region. Last years event was attended by over 10,000 spectators, and over 300 competitors participated. This years $25K purse assures an equally fantastic turnout. Camping, food (including breakfast) , beer are all available on site and tickets can be purchased online, $10 per day for adults ($12 at the gate). Camping costs $20 per vehicle, and hey have lots of room. Might want to pack a lawn chair and umbrella as there's not much shade.

The Big Nasty gets its name from the hill. In the past three years over 500 tries on the 460' pro hill have resulted in only 19 completed attempts. This year there's a new pro hill which runs 540'. The 460' will still be used for the "King of the Hill" competition and theres a 250' for some of the younger riders and lower classes. Should be interesting. If you're not into camping, there are motels within easy driving distance. You can get all the details, including a map and directions at the website.

I'll be there and I hope you will be too. We're gonna have a good time.

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