Victory Motorcycles had two class winners at the 2016 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb: Victory Racing s electric Empluse RR, ridden by Cycle World s Road Test Editor Don Canet, and the gas-powered Project 156, piloted by Jeremy Toye.

After winning their respective classes, they took second and third place overall.

This, by the way, was the 100th anniversary of the PPIHC.

The hair-raising moment of my run came in a fast 100-mph sweeper approaching Upper Gravel Pit, which is well up the course, Canet said about his winning run on the Empulse RR in the PPC-Electric Motorcycle Class.

I slithered across an oil stain at the apex, then again crossing over the double yellow centerline.

In a heart-stopping moment I ran out of road and was off on the dirt shoulder at high speed … The excursion completely killed my drive through the following flat-out right and straight that follows.

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