And just like 1971, safety was thankfully relegated to its proper position, third. Riders were hucking full-size street bikes through a dirt course with open face helmets and t-shirts. One rider was hanging out of his banana chonies only. And just like riding in the back of the pickup truck back in the day, no one was injured. To be fair, boots and helmets were required, and lights had been removed, but the usual modern, overbearing, “safety before fun” rules were obviously suspended and that was refreshing to see.