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Cycle News 1976 12 07

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*** Volume XIII Number 48 : December 7, 1976 7&0 Hurricane destroys Phoenix rocky roll PHOENIX, AZ. NOV. 28 Bob 'Hurricane' Hannah won the Phoenix International Racewayrockstrewn mess. Left spinning in the Hurricane's wake was a contingent of foreign visitors including five-time world champion Roger DeCoster, Gerrit Wolsink, Adolf Weil, Graham Noyce , Alberto Angiolini, Jos Klumper , Dario Na ni , Bruno Morselli , Akira Wantanabe and Nicky Kinoshita. No one was seriously injured in the rapid coming and going of the Hurricane, but the aftermath was said to have left several egos badly bruised. • Control was provided by Thomas Croft who softened much of the blow during the second part of the storm. Gaylon Mosier of Huntington Beach, CA , who stayed as close to the eye of the Hurricane as possible. declared it was the most amazing thing he had ever witnessed . Complete, story page 6. Meet Bob Balentine Sin City Road Races On page 36 Team Lester Wheels won .the 24hour race, beating four other entries by 142 laps even after parking, their Kawasaki at the 23rd hour. Gusting winds whipped up blinding sand and pushed temperatures down to minus 16 degrees during the long, hard endurance event. Story:page 20 . PHANTOM DUCK RUN Over 150 riders (estimated) joined the Phantom Duck on his second annual trail protest trek from Barstow to Las Vegas, Saturday November 27 . Also en route were various Coyotes, Foxes, Camels, and other assorted fauna , riding everything from a square-barrel Greeves to (Appropriately enough) an Ossa Desert Phantom. See page 18 Riding OSSA's 77 Phantolft and Husky's ne~ 390 and 250 p .• o and .6 MX BICYCLE SPECIAL starts on page 15 Mitch Mayes hurt Deserr/Baja winner Mitch Mayes is hospitalized with two crushed vertebrae following a crash near the , ' sm oke bomb at SGVMC's Hare & Hound in Lucerne Valley Saturday. Ap parently he had gotten out of shape in a wash and hit a "sand mogul" . NEWSP APER

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