This was it. Dorance Johnson pushed his motorcycle to the start line for the final time, 55 years after he began riding competitively. Despite that wealth of experience, he was still feeling those butterflies. His son, grandson and a few friends acted as his pit crew, holding the bike and grooming his starting position. When the groove was prepped to his satisfaction, Johnson instructed the crew to roll the bike in. He motioned to a man holding a kickstarter, who moved in and attached it to its shaft. It took two men to kick over that old BSA 750 twin, and the noise from the straight pipes was deafening. Johnson tuned that out, climbed onboard and focused on the hill, zoning in on his line as if nothing else in the world mattered. Most of his crew backed away, but one last member leaned in, patted him on the helmet and yelled, "UP AND OVER, JOHNSON!"