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Resweber is not only the four-time grand national point champion of professional motorcycle racing, he is undoubtedly the greatest rider in the history of the two-wheelers. Imagine the skill and daring involved in winning four consecutive national titles! It's an amazing feat, which could be compared to winning a major league batting crown four straight years—and how many ballplayers have done that?
This does not mean that Dick Mann is not a line competitor in this courageous sport. He is—and so are many hundreds of other fine young men (emphasis on the "young") who have earned professional status in the American Motorcycle Association. But the most outstanding, versatile, flawless rider of them all is No. 1—Carroll Resweber.
To watch Resweber on a track is, to a motorcycle racing buff, like seeing poetry in motion. He and his finely tuned Harley-Davidson become like one—each so sensitive to the other that they have to be seen to be believed. So skillful is he behind the wheel that he avoided serious accidents and injury to himself and others with split-second reaction and handling of his machine. He once turned three laps at the head of the pack with a blown-out rear tire, then smoothly pulled his H-D to the outer wall, without interfering with any of the riders hot on his tail.
Topping it off, Carroll is a solid family man, and twice was voted the most popular male motorcyclist of the year—an honor that is open to everyone who owns a motorcycle.
All of us who ride motorcycles and enjoy the greatest sport on wheels thank you.
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