Have you ever dreamed of winning an international motorcycle race? Well for a group of studentts from Ohio, that dream has become a reality, and they are not done shooting for the stars yet.
The New School of Electric Motorcycle Makers
Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is a jewel in Colorado’s racing crown. It is an international event that draws competitors from all over the world to compete in a myriad of classes. From open wheel cars to heavyweight motorcycles, all sorts of vehicles battle to set the fastest time up the peak’s 12-mile, 156 turn mountain course. But one team from Ohio is particularly proud of the time they set.
The Buckeye Current team—which is made up of students from Ohio State University—ran up the mountain in 10:55.500! This blistering lap time, set by Robert Barber, was enough to make this college team’s bike the fastest electric motorcycle up Pikes Peak this year. However, first place this year seems to be just the first step for this seven-year-old team.
You see, last year, Victory Motorcycles won the electric class with a 10:17.813 lap time, and in 2013 the Lightning team won the climb with a 10:00.694 time. This means these intrepid winners still have a few seconds to shave off before they can claim to be the best.
Do you think they will be able to climb into the record books of the PPIHC? Only time will tell and the attorneys who ride here at the Metier Law Firm can’t wait for next year’s hill climb to find out.