A new style of cross-country motorcycle racing started right after WWII. It was called a "Turkey Run." Competitive motorcycles had to be light, handle well, and have adequate power. In this story, author Richard Renstrom told the tale of how they did a Turkey Run at the Owyhee Motorcycle Club in Boise, ID. With severe elevation changes, Boise was a tough place to ride in the winter. You might have experienced light snow on the desert floor with drifts of six to eight feet within 10 miles as you go vertical.