2010 TT Zero winner Mark Miller lived up to his nickname ‘Thriller’ at the latest San Pedro Martir Hill Climb, as he stormed to overall victory.
Tuono Aprilia mounted, Miller’s most rapid voyage around the Baja California, Mexico based hill climb (14 minutes 30 seconds) was over 25 seconds quicker than the previous course record set by fallen friend, the late great Carlin Dunne.
Reflecting via Facebook, America’s fastest TT Races exponent issued the following candid comments:
“Well kids it’s all over. Final day of racing completed with two runs up the mountain and that’s our latest attempt at fighting to stay young.
We did, in the end, manage to win and break the course record by 28 seconds, held by Carlin Dunne for several years, may he rest in peace.
It’s bittersweet, of course, not having him here to compete against. But in my heart I was chasing his fast ass all the way through the finish line. Cheers brother for this extraordinary challenge.”
He went onto add about his latest real roads expedition, which entailed challenges such as a 6000 FT climb, sharp elevation changes and circulating over 25 kilometres in distance.
“We worked hard at this, demanding a massive amount of preparation and effort to manage the time we laid down today.
I miss living this life full-time. But it’s scary and nerve-racking dangerous and bloody satisfying. Why can’t we remain young and invincible forever?”
Overall results from the fourth San Pedro Martir Hill Climb, to follow later.
Quotes via Mark Miller Facebook page
Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou