y'all have heard enuff about the great time i had at bonneville, let's talk about how the MB was received. dennis has run there a few times, so an MB wasn't anything new...but my approach was new. i registered, paid, and ran in the 130MPH Club, S-2 was considered a "vehicle"...and that's how we came across. i've been in communication with dan wright, lead tech inspector for USFRA. he agrees that the motorized bicycle could be the next "new thing" on the salt, and he's being very encouraging & tons of help. in a nutshell: motoredbikes would run in the 130MPH Club, so the rider will have to fully suit up for safety. trust me, ya don't wanna find out why the hard way, it's one nasty surface. hehe...that's the bad news, but here's the good. the reason there's so much emphasis on personal safety is because there's but the minumum of regulation on chassis design and integrity. i'm sure there was some kidding to it, but he said that if your huffy cranbrook "fell to pieces at 50mph, you call it parts & wait 'til next year"...because of the inherent limitations of certain bicycle components, there may be a 50cc limit, that will be for the usfra meeting to decide on. in our case a single paragraph will likely suffice to define our "specialty class" within the Club. if bigger engines are allowed by USFRA, i think MBRA itself will still stick with 50cc to keep the field interesting, as the new limit up from 48 includes at least one example of all the popular engine styles. land-speed is about you and the clock, so the other cool part about this is that MBRA can host an "open" class solely for land-speed competition. this is only conjecture at this point, but dan suggested that MBRA might could have a "specialty class" arrangement similar to the 36HP Club: http://www.saltflats.com/36_HP.html within MBRA itself, we could break things down into a set of sub-classes, based on engine-size of course. whizzer's are welcome to join into a sub-class of MBRA if anyone wants to. to compete within MBRA, be prepared to confirm your engine-size, you know why i have to say that. if we preferred to (i DO suggest) we could agree on some rudimentary chassis standards, just because we know better & we'd be setting a good example, but in the long run it'd be about your own choices and how good yer leathers are. nobody needs to join MBRA to run bonneville, but it make it a lot more fun. i would think that anyone who set about the project like i did, staying accountable & being productive, could find the support...once you do make it there, you camp for free and all you need is fuel, water, and maybe food...in that order. it's the greatest experience you could ever hope to have...let's RIDE!!