Holden and Compton worked together for a number of years in AMA Pro Road Racing, dating back to 2006 when Holden was competing in American SuperBike with Michael Jordan Suzuki. Since then they’ve run various makes and models together and have a built-in rapport that made getting up at 1:30 in the morning for practice on the hill a little bit easier.
After plenty of testing and wrenching, the two make it to Pike’s Peak for their first runs up the mountain. The video below, provided courtesy of OnTheThrottle.TV, follows Holden and Compton through their first days in Colorado Springs to race day. There’s some amazing on-bike footage from Holden, Compton and others throughout and it provides a sense of the fun, focus and anxiety that’s involved in running a race like Pike’s Peak. It’s definitely worth a watch, or two.
Head to OnTheThrottle.TV to catch the first three videos in this series where you’ll see Compton explain the choice of machine and work necessary to get them ready for competition, Holden turning laps and hear how the two got working together in the first place.