Origins of my 1966 T120C TT Part 2

Former home of the '66 TT - somewhere on the edge of the desert, near Barstow, California OK, I've thought long and hard about this. Forget all the claptrap that guy from Bates' MCs - or whatever the place was called - gave me about some dude named "Jed" that used to campaign this TT in desert races before getting blown away in 'Nam. I wasn't convinced by it. The Bonneville was never considered a great bike for desert racing, where reliability took precedence over speed and the Trophy was the weapon of choice among those who knew their stuff. However, some undoubtedly did race Bonnevilles - including the TT Special - in the desert, most famously, Steve McQueen. Others rode them just for fu

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