And yet I felt I had to attend the Kurt Caselli Memorial Ride Day, held three weeks after his tragic death in the 46th Baja 1000, November 15th. Everyone who knew the 30-year-old from Southern California's Antelope Valley said the same thing about him: that he was "real," down-to-earth and had no ego. In fact, when I first met the six-time champion (three WORCS, three AMA Hare & Hound) at a KTM function, he introduced himself merely as "Kurt." He didn't say, "Kurt Caselli," or shoot me a look that said, "You don't know who I am?" At that moment, he was just another guy in an orange shirt.