We've had riders from the states come up here and their tires are completely different from the tires we use. When the dream team came up here for the numb bum, they didn't bring you. They used a local mechanic to set up their bike. What's up with that? They had the likes of Scott Parker, Jeff Fredette and a few other very well known racers from all disciplines of racing. Scott Parker came from behind and won on the last lap. Even though they won, they weren't the fastest. A local team consisting of 2 pro MX riders were by far the fastest. At the awards ceremony, the dream team said it was a real shame the other team had to drop out. It was about -25C and the crankcase breather on their XR650 froze up and blew the oil out the crank seal despite being insulated from the cold as much as possible. I guess going 90+ MPH would have a quite a windchill. Their lap times were as much as 20 seconds a lap faster than the dream teams. Over 24 hours that's a big difference.
I said the balancing stand looked like a trueing stand. The M/C shops here can afford something a little better for balancing. Looks to me like your a keyboard tire changer! No you wouldn't have a made a fortune. Jeff Fredette with years of ISDT experience would put just about anyone to shame when it comes to changing ice tires. He brought his own custom tires especially for the race and could change them in about 3 minutes. If you try to tell me you could come close to that, I'll know you're full of it. For the average person, ice tires can be a real pain to mount.