Bodden: I'm relieved afterward, just as I'd been 10 years earlier when I'd watched Boehm race the Drixton Honda 500 I'd prepared (the very reason we were having this 10-year commemoration at Daytona). I was afraid there might be some problem I didn't know about--and didn't have time to find--lurking deep within the TZ. I felt a great sense of privilege being able to work on one of the most legendary racing motorcycles of all time. The few moments I wasn't preoccupied during that long weekend, my head was filled with images of Agostini, Roberts, Johnny Ceccoto, Steve Baker, and, as a compatriot, of Patrick Pons and his win at this very circuit in 1980. I also reminisced about local greats, some champions, some not--Chambers, Rich Schlachter, Greg Smrz, et al. I reminded myself that, despite all the apprehension surrounding the TZ750's release, and despite its mind-boggling acceleration and top speed, it earned an enviable safety record. It may have been fierce, but it wasn't vicious.