Archive for August, 2013

Friday August 30th 2013

Friday, August 30th, 2013

And here is the weather forecast for the weekend - mixture of sun & cloud with temperatures in the mid 20’s - PERFECT

We hope everybody has a great Labor Day long weekend - as posted yesterday, we are off to Revvy - then down to Ymir (South of Nelson) for the Trial on Sunday.

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In Moto GP action from Silverstone, Jorge Lorenzo has been fastest in Friday practice, on the Factory Yamaha, but the Hondas of Marquez and Pedrosa are close behind - should be an exciting race.

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As regular readers to the blog will know, we spend a lot of time coaching and helping new riders get into the sport, and this year has been no exception - a number of newcomers always seem to come out of the woodwork, with some becoming regulars, while others vanish into thin air - by using the video camera, we can show the new lads and lasses ( we had Vicky Hett out a few years ago) what they are doing both wrong and right. - I find this very satisfying, and enjoy putting something back into Trials. - We have watched as some very young lads have progressed through the ranks to become Experts, but none could make it without dedication and family support, so bravo to all the Mum & Dads, who have chosen our sport to get involved in.

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Today I have a bunch of running around to do, before loading the van later. - it’s always a challenge to know what to take, so if anybody is going to Ymir and wants something - better email me this morning.

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Thursday August 29th 2013

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

With our long hot summer winding down, it was time this past week, to mail out my snowmobile Opti Oil booking program to all my dealers, a stark reminder that winter is indeed not too far away. - However, the Fall is likely the best time of the year for riding in the woods, so we are really looking forward to getting out at the new area near Revelstoke. - Taff is driving in from Sherwood Park, and we are booked into the very nice Glacier Mountain Resort for Friday & Saturday. - The plan is to check out the location for our Trials demo, which takes place on Saturday September 21st, at the “BIG” BCORMA - Revvy Riders weekend dirt bike Bonanza. - Sunday (bright & early) we will drive South to Ymir for the Pete Bustin Trial - camping overnight, then back up the Valley on Monday - we may just stop  off at the Trout Lake area for a Mountain ride on route, depending on time and weather. - I will be posting lots of pictures on the gallery next week, so be sure to check it out.

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I see that Laia Sanz has announced that she will ride in the Ladies World Championship event this weekend in France, throwing the Title chase wide open, as not many would bet against the multi time champion. - Sanz will ride a private Montesa 4RT - she unexpectedly, left the Gas Gas team earlier this year, and has been competing in Enduros  etc, on a Private KTM, winning the recent X Games event. - In a Press release Sanz says she might also ride the last round of the series next week also in France, depending on whether she wins the two day Trial Saturday/Sunday. - This turn of events, will certainly play “Head games” with Emma Bristow and Becky Cook, who are the main contenders for the Title.

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The Moto GP Teams will be in the UK this weekend, at the famous Silverstone  circuit. - Hot favorite Marc Marquez will be trying to make it five in a row, but with the English weather notorious for rain. - It could be anybody’s race.

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Here is a report on last weekends CPTA Trial >

Cultus Lake Trial:  August 25, 700 Frost Road, Lindel Beach, Cultus Lake, BC.

The Cultus Lake Trial proved to be a very interesting experience for most riders. Virtually all of the sections were located in a river bottom area comprised of angular rocks with soft loam or sand interspersed.  Traction on the rocks was good for the most part but the other surfaces were surprising loose and slippery demanding complete focus.  Slight miscues often resulted in errant dabs or worse.  Most sections appeared easy but underestimate traction in a critical turn and a rider could get into trouble. Lower classes rode three laps of ten sections, advanced rode two laps of 16 sections and the experts ended up riding one lap of 17 sections.

The Expert loop ended with a monster hill climb out of the river bottom where the only rider to succeed was Steve Day aboard his new Gas Gas.  With the only expert clean ride of the day he pulled even with Bill Sparks on points and won on the merit of that one clean!

Having an event in this unique location is a great opportunity for all competitors to test their skills on ever changing terrain and broaden their experience.  Thanks to Kevin and Don for laying out the courses and to Fred for providing the use of his property to stage the event.  All club competitors should consider attending in the future to experience this unique location.

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Wednesday August 28th 2013

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

As we head into the last weekend of the month, there are a number of events happening - The “Biggest” Trial is the final Round of the Canadian WTC Championship in Quebec, and while this might not attract many Western riders, it is still important to see who will grab the points in the various classes. - so good luck to everybody at that one.

Next we can now report that there will be a Trial at Ymir (BC) - - this will go ahead after all as an unsanctioned fun event on Pete Bustin’s beautiful property, a great place to camp out, complete with a swimming hole close by. - Stan called yesterday, and he will be there as will Steve Day, no doubt still on a “High” after winning the CPTA Trial last Sunday. Unfortunately we can’t make this one, as we had already made plans to ride at Revelstoke - some of the Alberta lads will also be coming out to share the long weekend with us. ( Of course we might decide to head down the Valley real early Sunday morning?)
Mark ONeill phoned last night, with news that the SGC have a Trial in the Crowsnest area this weekend - As usual they will run this in conjunction with one of their Cross Country races. - Mark also said he was at the Cremona Trial last Sunday.

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In International news, - the ladies will be in France this weekend -

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Cook leads the way as series resumes in France

Britain’s Rebekah Cook – Beta leads the way as the 2013 FIM Women’s Trial World Championship resumes this weekend in Isola 2000, France after the now traditional summer break period. Cook’s two-point advantage at the top of the general standings is an historic one, with her being the only rider other than Laia Sanz to ever head the table at an interim point in the season. With Sanz having been absent from this year’s campaign to date due to her commitments elsewhere, Cook who has finished as vice World Champion on three previous occasions has her best chance of going one better this time around.

Having turned twenty-seven years old at the start of this month, Rebekah will be only too aware that the clock is ticking if she is to finally realise her dream of becoming FIM Women’s Trial World Champion as she comes up against the new and younger generation of female riders. Cook first joined the Women’s series back in September 2004 when the title was decided over just two rounds, both of which were held in Spain. Rebekah placed thirteenth on her debut to earn her first ever World points and followed up this initial result with an improved tenth spot at the second and final round to place thirteenth overall.

Rebekah Cook – Beta

From that point forward Cook made good progress by moving up to sixth in the rankings a year later as this time the two rounds of the championship took place in Italy where Rebekah placed sixth and eighth respectively. Twelve months later and the emerging British rider was really making her presence felt. Again contested over two rounds the championship visited the Czech Republic and the Isle of Man, as Cook twice made it on to the podium to claim a morale boosting third position in the final order.

From 2008 to 2010 Rebekah was to become Sanz’s closest challenger as she finished runner-up to the dominant Spanish FIM Women’s Trial World Champion on three successive occasions. During each of these three seasons Cook was never quite able to topple Laia either on a round by round basis or for the title itself. This appeared to take its toll in 2011 when Cook lost her place as vice World champion to her compatriot Emma Bristow – Sherco, as she took over the mantle of being Sanz’s closest rival. This was a feat Bristow was to repeat the following season as Cook dropped further down the rankings to fourth overall as she lost out to Sandra Gomez – Gas Gas in a last round shoot out.

Despite this setback, Rebekah arrived at the opening round of the 2013 FIM Women’s Trial World Championship determined to make amends and that is exactly what she did when she made history by joining Sanz and Iris Kramer to become only the third ever winner of a Women’s Trial Grand Prix. Although defeated by Bristow the following day, Cook’s 1 – 2 showing in Andorra has put her in command of the championship table as the action resumes in France this coming weekend.

Speaking ahead of the second round of the series Rebekah shared the following words. “It certainly feels good to be leading at this point in the season, and whilst I have not been able to prepare as good as the girls who don’t have to work for a living, I have done as much as I can. I have worked and waited ten years to be in this position so I am not about to give it up without a fight. I will be going for it 100% and certainly will not be holding back. It’s going to be another high altitude event like Andorra, so I know my bike will be strong which is a good starting point at least. Emma (Bristow) is certainly the rider to beat at the moment, but Sandra (Gomez) is always capable of an upset too.”

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Tuesday August 27th 2013

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

We heard yesterday, that Steve Day took the Expert win at a very difficult CPTA Trial on Sunday, beating out Bill Sparks on cleans, with Alex Walton 3rd.

Looking at the results of the ATA Trial posted on the front page of Trials Canada, I see that Tom Farr lost over a hundred points, in winning the Expert class - Dan Johnson was the only other rider but he did not finish - have to think they got this class a bit wrong, as scores in the other classes appear normal. - Both Tom and Dan are very good riders, who have competed at some of our events out West.
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It now seems that there will be a Trial at Ymir this coming Sunday after all. - Jay Colley has posted that it will be held on a small scale at Pete Bustin’s place. - Unfortunately we have now committed to going to Revelstoke to check out the area for the Trials demo on Saturday Sept 21st. - Taff is coming out and the plan is to do a mountain ride on Sunday - of course a lot depends on the weather, which can change quite rapidly in this area.

Last year on the Labor Day long weekend, we had a great time at Ymir, before Stan and myself headed North and did the Joss Mountain Climb to celebrate my 75th birthday. - This was before I learned I had diabetes, so it was a struggle, and the weather socked in with rain as we reached the alpine, making things even more of a challenge. However, we did not run into any snow.
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Michael and Jack at the Nest

Trial Magazine had an interesting afternoon with two of Britain’s top trials riders at Hawks Nest on Thursday, Michael Brown and Jack Sheppard who were enjoying some practise at the Derbyshire venue before heading out to France and the final rounds of this year’s WTC and the Trials Des Nations.

Words: John Hulme
Images: Trial Magazine – www.trialmag.net

Michael Brown – Gas Gas

 Well boys are how are things?

Michael: “My knee that I damaged way back at the SSDT is now well on its way to recovery and performing at around 95%. I have to focus on the next few weeks as we have such important events coming up”.

Jack: “I am riding well even though my results on the second day at the WTC in Great Britain did not show this. My first lap of the three was not good but on the second and third laps I was well on the pace and I will continue to push in the remaining two rounds”.

You have both been picked to ride at the Trial Des Nations

Michael: “I have been in the team for a few years now and as always I am very proud to represent my country, we will work together to aim for the top spot”.

Jack: “I am very happy to have been picked for team and feel it’s quite an honour. The ACU committee made the decision on the four riders to represent Great Britain and I will certainly give it 100% alongside James Dabill, Micheal and Jack Challoner”.

What are your thoughts on the new Non-Stop ruling? 

Jack Sheppard – Beta

Micheal: “Now that the ruling is across the board at both the British and World Trials championships you have to accept this, it does not necessarily mean you have to agree with it”.

Jack: “For my-self it’s been quite a change but as with any sports discipline you just have to practise and practise to achieve your goals”.

Who will win the British Championship?

Micheal: “I knew you would ask this question! As always both ‘Dibs’ and I are very competitive. To win I will have to be riding at a very high standard, I have beaten him before and I will be giving it 110%”.

Jack:” It will not be me this year. James and Michael are two very competitive guys and it will be very interesting to be involved in the day’s action. James has won it before and so will be under pressure to do it again. Michael has never won it so as with James he will be under pressure so it could be very interesting to say the least. Who do you thing will win John – Micheal and John both laugh!”

John: “James or Michael”…!

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Monday August 26th 2013

Monday, August 26th, 2013

We start our report today, with some tragic news from the World of Road Racing - John Ross MacRae, son of Blackfoot Motorcycle owner Doug MacRae, was killed in practice for the Canadian Superbike Championship, in Quebec at the weekend. - JR, was 24 years old, and had been involved in both the family business and motorcycle racing since an early age. - Our condolences go out to his family and friends at this sad time.

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The weather in the Valley is overcast this morning, very much like a Fall day, but this wasn’t the case Sunday, as we met up with a few of the lads at Bear Creek - It was already quite hot, by the time we were up on the ridge, but the biggest problem we had were the swarms of wasps, that seemed to invade us at every section - Young Coulter Roberts, got stung 4 times on his back, and we eventually called it a day.

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As many people who check the World Trials sites will know, Dougie Lampkin, Woody Hole, James Lampkin and two other riders, are raising money for cancer by riding pedal bikes from Yorkshire in England, to Nice in the South of France. - a remarkable effort, and a worthy cause. They are now on the downward trend after crossing the high mountain passes in the Alps. - Brings to mind that old English joke of riding a BSA ( Bloody sore arse)

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In other Brit: news - I see that Mick Andrews was in Canada at the weekend, attending the Ormstown Vintage Rally - Mick still loves his bikes, and its great to see him enjoying life.

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Bou ready to collect his seventh crown

If all goes to plan Toni Bou – Repsol Montesa will wrap up his seventh successive FIM Trial World Championship at the French Grand Prix this weekend to add to the seven FIM Indoor / X-Trial World Championships he already has to his name. A seventh outdoor title for Bou will confirm him as one of the three great riders of the modern era, with him having every opportunity to go on to surpass the seven FIM Trial World Championships won by both Jordi Tarres and then Dougie Lampkin. If Bou reaches his goal this weekend he will also match Lampkin not only in the total number of outdoor titles, but also by having won all seven in a row as Lampkin did up until 2003.

Sunday August 25th 2013

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Up early to watch part of the F1 race from Belgium - missed the start, but it was quite exciting with lots of wheel to wheel racing at incredible speeds at the very fast Spa circuit. - In the end it was Sebastian Vettel who won, ahead of Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton.

Meanwhile in Moto GP from Czecho - Marc Marquez made it four wins in a row, and he is certainly looking good to take the Championship this year.

Grand Prix of the Czech Republic MotoGP results – Aug. 25, 2013
1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 42m 50.729s
2. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 42m 51.042s
3. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1) 42m 53.006s
4. Valentino Rossi ITA Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1) 43m 0.830s
5. Alvaro Bautista ESP Go&Fun Honda Gresini (RC213V) 43m 0.907s
6. Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda MotoGP (RC213V) 43m 10.536s
7. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP13) 43m 25.744s
8. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Team (GP13) 43m 26.083s

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A couple of Trials events on today - the CPTA have one near Cultis Lake (Mission area) and the SGC have got one on at Cremona, just north of Cochrane Alberta. -  I think there is also one down in Oregon that Stan plans on riding.

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My neighbor was pretty excited to see his TY 250 yesterday - as he just wants this for trail riding, he was unfazed at the fact that it has knobby tires fitted !! - I explained that this is likely why the rear fender is broken and the front one missing all together. - However apart from this the bike is in really good shape.

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I decided to put one of the new Goldentyre rear’s on the Evo, to test - they look very similar to a Michelin, but with a stiffer sidewall - ( Which makes them a bit more difficult to mount) - Of course the main reason for trying these is the price, which is much cheaper than the rear X11. - We will report on our findings over the next few weeks.

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Saturday August 24th 2013

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

Well what a great ride we had yesterday - in the rain - Yes quite a change after weeks of scorching hot weather, we met up with Vancouver visitor Eric Anderson and Matt Reading for a morning ride at Yankee Flats. - Eric is new to Trials, but has done a lot of other competitive sports, including Mountain Biking.

It’s been months since we were out at Yankee, and we soon found that there are a lot more trees down on the hillside, but what was more interesting was the fact that the rocks were extremely slippery, making throttle control the key as we tackled a lot of the sections we used in the Ady Trial a few years ago. - We showed Eric the lines and coached him on technique, and he soon showed he has lots of ability. - Later we went out on the loop, taking in the hill climb (which I videoed) then over on the long trail to the muddy creek section, where we played for quite a while, before heading back to the parking lot. - A truly great day.

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This morning I watched the qualifying for the F1 race from Belgium, which turned out to be pretty exciting as rain began to fall as Q3 started - in fact it wasn’t until the final seconds that the result was in the books, and it was Lewis Hamilton, who pulled out all the stops on the last lap to take pole. - The Red Bull cars of Vettel and Webber, fill out the front row.

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Later we hope to catch the qualifying for the Moto GP race in Czecho:

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- Cal Crutchlow may be on the way out at Tech 3 Yamaha  but the steely-eyed Brit set out to prove he is indeed one of the elite riders in MotoGP and did just that Saturday at Brno  in the Czech Republic  by not only winning the pole for Sundays race  but setting a new qualifying lap record in the process with a 1:55.527  breaking the old mark of 1:55.799 set by Jorge Lorenzo last year. Photo by Gold   Goose

Photography by Gold & Goose

BRNO, Czech Republic (Aug. 24, 2013) – Cal Crutchlow may be on the way out at Tech 3 Yamaha, but the steely-eyed Brit set out to prove he is indeed one of the elite riders in MotoGP and did just that Saturday at Brno, in the Czech Republic, by not only winning the pole for Sunday’s race, but setting a new qualifying lap record in the process with a 1:55.527, breaking the old mark of 1:55.799 set by Jorge Lorenzo last year.

If the Crutchlow pole (only the second of his career, the first coming at Assen a couple of months ago) was somewhat of a surprise, his running mates on the front row are equally unexpected with Alvaro Bautista starting in the middle of the front row and Marc Marquez bringing up the outside in third    -

More news later.>>

Friday August 23rd 2013

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Yesterday turned out to be another hot day, with the mercury hitting +31 in Vernon - in the morning, Randy was at my place around 11am, and assured me that the Beta RR250 would fit into his small van ! - and after sucking down the suspension plus dropping the bars a bit, this actually worked. - The guy who was delivering the old TY also arrived at the same time, so I had to leave Randy & his Dad ( Denny McBee) to struggle with the RR, while I checked over the Yam before handing over the cash. - this is for my neighbor, who bought the bike sight unseen, but it looks pretty good, except for the knobby tires !!! ( which explains the broken rear fender) - and like they say - “The price was right”.

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Today I’m going riding with a visitor from Vancouver, who is in the Valley on holiday - the plan is to go out to Yankee Flats and young Matt Reading is also joining us. - Haven’t been out to Yankee for a very long time, in fact there was snow on the ground when Jeff & myself were there earlier this year..

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FILE PHOTOGRAPHY BY GOLD & GOOSE
For most of today’s opening practice sessions for the Czech Republic Grand Prix, the notion that Brno was a Yamaha circuit held true as Jorge Lorenzo did most of the leading. But that all changed at the end of the second free practice session as Stefan Bradl shot to the time of the timesheets – on his LCR Honda.

Bradl did his best time on the 17th of his 18 laps of the Brno circuit, his 1:56.500 besting Lorenzo by just .038 of as second. In fact the top six were separated by just .3 of a second in advance of tomorrow’s qualifying sessions.

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FORMULA ONE NEWS FROM BELGIUM.

Fernando Alonso headed a largely inconclusive first practice session for the 2013 Formula 1 Shell Belgian Grand Prix, after early unexpected morning rain left Spa-Francorchamps slick and slippery for the whole 90 minutes. Many drivers set their times and then decided to await circuit improvements that didn’t come.

The Spaniard lapped his Ferrari in 1m 55.198s after sitting out much of the early going when conditions were at their worst. Behind him the Force Indias returned to form with Paul di Resta second on 1m 55.224s from Adrian Sutil on 1m 55.373s.

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ISDE NEWS.

Juha Salminen Out Of The ISDE

Juha Salminen Out Of The ISDE

Finland’s Juha Salminen is a shock withdrawal from this year’s ISDE in Sardinia. After a hectic season of racing, Salminen has decided to forego his place on the Finnish ISDE team.

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Sept. 21 and 22. Save the date!

Come out to beautiful Revelstoke BC and be part of our first annual “Family and Friends Fun Ride Festival”.

This event will be a huge success, with many activities planned for riders of all abilities. The main focus will be for us all to get together in a friendly environment and ride some of Western Canada’s newest and nicest trails!

Bring spouses, kids and friends. Fun for all skill levels. Many things to do for the non-riders also.

Some of the planned fun:

For Saturday, Sept 21.

MX and XC ride school taught by Brock Hoyer and friends. (XC coaches will be announced soon)
Guided trail rides on our complete network.
Beta XC and Trials bike demo rides all day.
Huge BBQ dinner and drinks with FMX and Trials demo.
Braap13 Snowbike and Snowmobile video premier party.
For Sunday, Sept. 22

Family and Friends Fun ride on Revy Riders incredible trail system,
MX, EX, and kids Moto track. A and B loops, with a bit of C here and there.
Tons of great prizes.
Food concession.
50/50 draw.
The host hotels will be the Glacier House Resort and the Regent Hotel, located downtown. Camping will be at the Glacier House Resort.

The Glacier House Resort is located only 1 km away from our staging area. The resort is full service, with rooms, private cabins, camping, indoor swimming pool, great food, great views, and a bar!

The Regent Hotel is Revelstoke’s finest lodging and dining. It includes our famous One-Twelve Restaurant, River City Pub and Traverse Night Club.

For other great Revelstoke lodging, check out “Stay in Revelstoke”.

Please go to Revy Riders for more event info and other great places to stay.

Register now for the ride school, as interest is high and spots are filling up already!

We look forward to seeing you and showing you all, an amazing weekend in Revelstoke!

Thursday August 22nd 2013

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Another busy day on Wednesday, with a shipment of Opti Oil to pick up and store away. - plus a zillion other things to look after - However I did manage to touch base with Stan, who called from Oregon, where he will be riding a Trial this weekend. - I was able to brief him on the upcoming Big weekend in Revelstoke on September 21/22. - I’m pleased to say that he will work with us on doing the set up for the Trials demo etc. - Stan has lots of experience in this department, having run his own series of Shows, back in the 80’s, including events in Kelowna and Vancouver, Toronto and other places.

Also chatted to Ross from the Shuswap, about a mountain trip that they have planned, but fitting this into the busy calendar is difficult.

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Later in the afternoon, we had a new Kamloops enthusiast drop off a 2003 Sherco, which is in need of some major work. - this bike came from the Island, and has certainly been well used.

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Today will be another fairly hectic time, with Randy McBee stopping in to pick up my Beta RR250 to take to a show in Calgary, and another guy is supposed to be dropping off an old 84 TY 250, that my neighbor has bought. - the weather continues to be hot, with temperatures supposed to hit +31 later this afternoon.

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The Formula One Teams are in Belgium this weekend as the series resumes after the summer break - the famous “Spa” circuit is fast and demanding, so it will interesting to see how the Pirrelli tires hold up.

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We now have the popular low pressure tire gauges back in stock, plus other goodies like fork guards and Evo frame guards. - email for info on any other trick accessories you may be looking for - number plate fuel tanks arriving today. - And of course we now have a good selection of both Trials and Enduro tires. - Plus out World famous Toolbelts -  All at good prices.
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Wednesday August 21st 2013

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

UPDATE : - We have just heard that our friend Martin Lucas is in a Kamloops Hospital, after emergency surgery for a perforated appendix. - Julie says he is OK, but will be remain hospitalized for a few days.

Tuesday turned out to be an interesting day, as I spent quite some time down at Mike Nicholls - Goldentyre place in Kelowna. Although I had met Mike before, this was my first chance to really sit down with him and discuss the Industry plus gain some valuable information on the Goldentyre products.

Mike lives in a beautiful spot overlooking Okanagan Lake, near Bear Creek, and has a large stock of tires on hand, including the new Trials tires. - Mike’s son Sam races MX, so much of his time is spent at these events during the summer months, but there is no doubt about the enthusiasm this new tire supplier brings to the sport. - Full of energy and a desire to do things right , we were happy to sign up with Goldentyre, and now have stock of both Trials and Enduro tires ( Yes they use the English spelling for their company name)

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Emma is Ladies European Champion

Emma Bristow Media Service

17th August 2013 – UEM Ladies European Trial Championship RD3 Boras Sweden

Great Britain’s Emma Bristow was crowned the Ladies European Trials Champion in Sweden at the weekend.

In a dominant riding display in the series she has won all three rounds finishing head and shoulders above the opposition on the Sherco.

Emma Bristow “This is a fantastic result both for my-self, the Sherco factory and all my sponsors. I started the event very focussed and only parted with two marks on my opening tour of the twelve hazards. On the second lap I further increased my lead by only parting with one more mark to finish on a total of three and take the win”.

“Having already won the Best Lady rider award at the Scottish Six Days Trial and a Speacial First Class award in this tough event it was important for the team to add the European crown to my list of ambitions in 2013”.

“At home I am leading the Ladies British championship, once again having won all the rounds to date but now I change my focus to the Ladies World Championship and the next rounds in France”.

“The team will now travel to the Sherco factory where we will begin to prepare for the World Championship events”.

“This year has already been a huge success and I want to share it with all my sponsors and to say a massive thank you to them for putting me in this position where I can take the opportunity to achieve my ambitions – Thank you to everyone involved with my championship winning team” – Emma.

Picture Credit: Arne Hedin

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