I would really like to see mechanical failure reports from road runs. I thought it was great to see the hard luck acknowledgements on pg 63 of this issue from the Berkshire Mountain RR.
We all make mistakes, and yes, it can be embarressing sometimes. But I feel that as a club it would be great to see some sort of data collected to try to help riders possibly identify potential problems before they happen.
So in the future it would be great to see more info. ie "He broke a valve spring on his IND Four". Was it NOS? Was it new? How many miles were on it? Was it shot peened? Did he have it dialed right up at the time?
"Sudden flat tire on his Chief". Was the tube old? Was it punctured? Was it installed incorrectly? Was the tire worn? Did object puncture it?
And so on, and so on. I think most guys are big enough to **** it up these days and admit you made a mistake. Maybe this collected data will help other club members avoid the same problem on the road. So that we can all have more fun enjoying our machines.