Story by Jim Witters
Racing around a dirt-and-grass track, avoiding hay bales and trying spot a handful of white bucket—some hidden, some not— made for an exciting diversion for those attending AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, over the July 8-10 weekend.
The competition worked like this: Each rider got five laps. On each lap, the riders picked up one “egg” (actually a large Lego piece). The “eggs” came in several colors, and each color carried a numerical value.
But the riders didn’t know which color was which value. At the end of the day, the riders’ scores were tallied, a winner was declared, and prizes were awarded.
Mother-and-son competitors Julie and Ed Satterfield, of Pittsburgh, Pa., brought very different strategies to the event.
“My approach is to hit the first basket I see on each lap and grab the first egg I get my hand on,” Ed said.
Julie immediately chimed in with her own idea.
“I’m using the don’t-get-hurt strategy,” she said.
A husband-and-wife team rode two-up during the event.
Tim and Peggy Sewell of Lansing, Mich., who have been attending AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days for eight years, decided to participate in the Egg Hunt because they read online that the money collected would benefit the nonprofit AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame,.
The couple rode three laps two-up before Tim soloed for two laps. Their strategy: get a variety of colors and hope for the best.
“We love it here,” Tim said of VMD. “You see bikes you never see anywhere else, I like the junk pile (swap meet), and this place is full of good people.”