Bastie Racing Heritage

November 21, 2016

Sideburn's French ambassador, Hubert Bastie sent tells this great story about his family background...

 

Many of us, DTRA riders, are from a family of racers. The same for me. 

 

My dad was born in 1950 in Paris. He rode Husqvarna, Ossa and Bultacos from 1973 to 1983. But I never saw him riding, not e even once (but last year he competed in a Super veteran race, after 33 years of not racing). Why? Because he just stopped everything when my brother came to the world. 

 

What did he leave us from his racing years? Tons of bikes? Cool riding gear? Did he take us ride as youngsters? NO! Nothing! He was just ok to help me to buy a trials bike, a Gas Gas 125, at 16, but I'd been focussed on a 1985 YZ since I was 12! For him motocross is baaaad and dangerous. That's so strange for a man who finished the seventh at first edition of Le Touquet, who won races in the French Enduro Championship. 

 

Here is what he left: 

3 helmets in the Garage, that became nice bird's nest. 

One single Husqvarna Jersey. 

Some trophies And a used Trelleborg tyre and tooooons of pictures...

 

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