http://www.ironbuttrally.com/IBR/2003.cfm?DocID=25When Lisa called out the name of the 12th-place rider, the whole room stood for the second time. The plaque went to Leon Begeman on the 250cc Ninja, who rode 11,186 miles in 11 days. It is the kind of effort that will live in the annals of endurance riding forever. I have rarely seen anything to compare to it. Confident to the end, Leon told me, "Now that I've seen what kind of rally Kneebone puts on, I can build a bike to beat it." I've known The Animal for more than ten years and I've learned this: Don't bet him anything you can't afford to lose.
That's Sgt. Marty. What an adventure he's had. I'm hoping to get to hear some of his tales in person at Moab the end of May.
As you noticed Sgt Marty left from Moab after CMC last year. He has such a great attitude it could rain every day and he would still find a way to have a good time.