As I told you before quite a large number of ladies from 16 years old to…are present on the Salts of Utah. Some just to test their machine because a “White Dyno” will always be more exciting than a shop one and getting a Bonneville time slip is a very precious collectible. Others, like Michelle Mielke are there for a world record in their bike class. It’s a beautiful thing to observe her getting ready every morning, patiently waiting for the salt to offer the best conditions (it can be hours of sweating in your motorcycle racing suit even with a devoted husband protecting you with an umbrella ).
Then straddling her bike as soon as possible for a couple of runs, then jumping of joy when reading the little printed numbers giving you your speed on the mandatory 2 runs. Wife of Joe (from Klock Werks Crew), mother of beautiful Tiadra, supported by several members of her family, Michelle came to show me her time slip. On her very special 02 Yamaha Road Star Warrior running in the 2000 MP Class, she did a pass at 140.021 mph then could not do the return because of late evening head winds. But today is day 3, and several Salt Dogs told me that this is the day, because of very dry salt, when new records are going to be shattered. You can follow michelle progress on her Racing Blog