I think the last time I rode with Jimmy Lewis was when the Honda XR200 was new, and we were both employed at Cycle World magazine. But I remember being astounded at the kid’s sense of direction, since I have none, in the middle of nowhere. Now that there’s GPS and all that, it may be even more important to be able to navigate by the seat of your pants. There’s a fun story about our homegrown Paris-Dakar riders Ricky Brabec and Andrew Short training with Jimmy from his ranch in Nevada, here at NBCsports.com.
(Photo is JL circa 1994, testing the Peterhansel Yamaha YZE 850 somewhere in Nevada, which is four years before he and Johnny Campbell won the Baja 1000.)