This past May, we sprinted from Oslo, Norway to Northern Jutland. Located in Denmark, Lokken beach is perfect for kicking up sand and racing on the long, flat beaches. Nine happy souls found their way to the city campground where two large cabins gave shelter and accommodation.
The weekend was set aside for comradely and fierce competition over the Danish dunes and beaches with one goal in mind; to have fun together. And fun it was…both with and without bikes!
On Saturday morning, a 250 meter drag strip was measured out. Two flags marked the start and two flags marked the finish. Schedules were prepared and rules determined jointly. Two bikes were to run against each other under very simple rules... whoever comes first, wins!
The beach circuit was inspected and bumps and endless sand dunes reviewed. Figure 8s with drifting and resulting in varying success tested the grip, stability and especially nerves as we prepared for the competition. After numerous runs, there were two worthy finalists, Magnus and John. The final consisted of three runs and John was named victor after winning the majority.
Beach racing is a blast and a challenge. As careful and cautious as we were, of course there were minor repairs. Glenn had to make new clip-ons and received the MacGyver award for his approach at Saturday's awards ceremony. Nicki taped a leaking oil tank with duct tape- a repair that still holds to this day. Goja decided to take it easy that weekend and blew through three of his four cylinders. He still maintains that he would have won that run if it wasn't for that mishap.
We will be back next year - with tools, duct tape and beer!! Enjoy the photos.
Story by Jon Remme and Photography by Nicki Twang