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The Road to Bonneville is Paved by Cool People

Offerings to the God of Speed

Scott Kolb's been working on a 125cc motorcycle for the past seven years. His goal: to be the first person to take a 125cc motorcycle up to 200 miles per hour.

200 miles. That's 321 kilometers. The fastest I've ever seen a 125cc motorcycle go is about 140 km/hr (87 mph). That's less than half. Scott Kolb's mission is to take a 125cc motorcycle and make it go two and a third times faster than it's meant to. Flashback to the World's Fastest Indian, anyone?

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Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally

Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally Riders

In 1987, more than two thousand motorcycle enthusiasts from the Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club, joined the founder, Corporal Ray Manzo at the Capitol Building in Washington DC to host an exciting motorcycle event dedicated to acknowledge war heroes. The event was named Rolling Thunder I.

Member Bob Schmitt imagined that the motorcycle rally would be like a sound of rolling thunder, giving birth to the rally's name. Not the most original, but it works, and this isn't a motorcycle rally to be taken lightly.

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