Jack told the story of his introduction to international racing in 1970: "So he (John) walks up to this 15-year old kid (Jack) and says, 'You're going to Six Days.' It wasn't, 'Do you want to go?,' it was, 'You're going to Six Days.' For me, I had just turned 16 when I went over there, and hadn't been out of the country, and really-there's not a lot of mountains in Ohio. It's not exactly like El Escorial, Spain. My first international experience was in some place so foreign to anything I'd ever done in my life, I guess from then on it couldn't get much weirder."It was fun to be there, and spend the better part of a day not just in the company of one of the founding families of modern day off-road racing, but also just to hang with the attending enthusiasts, each of whom have their own stories of racing in the old days, the old bikes, and of course their "new" Pentons they've been working on fixing up. It was a great experience for a life-long Penton fan.