THE EVENT: "In 1989 I had come back – I broke and dislocated my wrist when Danny Storbeck landed on me at the Hangtown national in practice. I struggled to come back; spent a lot of time up in Colorado Springs at the Olympic Training Center with a good friend named Mark Hodges. He was running the program up there and allowed me to come and train with some of the cyclists. I stayed there at the compound and got in great shape cardiovascular-wise, but I still wasn't as strong as I could be as far as muscle because my hand was so limiting. So the Unadilla race kind of played prefect for me. I went to one national, I think it was the Southwick national, that was my first race back, and it beat the crap out of me. Then I got ready for Unadilla and was fast but nowhere near as fast as Bayle. In practice I was three seconds a lap slower than him and I think I was second or third in time trials, so when the gate dropped for the first moto, Bayle took off, I was in second, after one lap was down three seconds, second lap – six seconds, third lap – nine seconds, fourth lap – 12 seconds, fifth lap – 12 seconds, sixth lap – ten seconds, and so on. Bayle had a style of getting out front, going blistering fast and everyone would give up and then he could run his own race. But I knew that I could maintain my intensity and pace for 45 minutes so I was able to catch him, pass him, and pull away from him. Second moto, I think he was just so damn tired from the first moto, that he wasn't a threat. John Van Den Berk actually got second in the second moto. John got the holeshot. I caught him, passed him, I think I tipped over once, he might have gotten back by me, then I got back by him again and won both motos. It worked out well for me because Unadilla used to be soft and you were on the gas all the time, so the pulling motion on my hand was never a problem. I could ride the 250 pretty much wide open the whole day and it turned into a great comeback, but it was short lived."