Archive for August, 2016

Friday August 26th 2016

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Kyle  Puhlmann sent me this neat pic of his young son Colton getting some air time on the little Outlaw Beta Electric bike - could this be the next Cody Webb ??

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It seems the forest fire the other night  was up on the ridge above our place, and not that far away - it’s just as well they were able to knock it down quickly as there are lots of homes up in that area.

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Yesterday I zipped down to Kelowna to pick up the Revy Trial programs from our friends at CS Printers - must say they look good, and I’m sure the spectators will appreciate them.  If you would like one as a souvenir, contact me.

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The latest edition of Classic Trial Mag: UK will be available soon and will feature an article on the Yamaha Majesty  - Can anyone tell me how the name Majesty came about, and what it stands for?

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Today is Sean Connery’s birthday, and while I’m not sure how old he is, he is one of my favorite actors, especially as 007 James Bond.  - Looking at some of the re-runs of these movies, they may seem a bit “Corny” compared to the modern day feature films  - but there is no denying they were hugely successful at the box office.  - So here’s to ya Laddie !! Have a good one.

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And as we are heading into the last weekend of August - Lets hope all the kids had a great summer - The Salvation Army do a wonderful job of helping families all year round.

Thursday August 25th 2016

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

I was chatting on the phone to Beta Importer Steve Howland last night, when it seemed like our house was being targeted by low flying helicopters  - going out on the back porch, we could see a couple scooping water from Swan Lake,  ( which is just a block away from our place,) then flying back over towards Silver Star.  - We haven’t heard where the fire was, but they must have got it out quickly.

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Shane took this pic of me at Revy last Sunday - It was very hot, so shorts were the order of the day, but I also have to wear the stretchy Knee braces, plus long socks & long sleeved shirt to protect against the flies ( which should all be gone by the time the event rolls around hopefully)  However a can of bug spray is all part of the equipment as we hike around the quarries setting up sections.

Well, the entrees for our WTC Championship Trial are certainly coming in from all over - we just received one today from Hay River NWT  - that’s a long drive - but not as far as the one Steve Howland will do from Moncton New Brunswick - Maybe we should have a “Longest Travel award”   - we used to have that back in the 70’s.  ( Of course Sam is coming back from China especially for the event so I guess he would get it)

I took this pic of Tino riding my Evo 200 at the ATRA Trial held at Blackfoot Park earlier this year - He lost only a single “Dab” all day.  Sharp eyed viewers, will notice that I have the S3 Titanium header pipe fitted.  The new 2015 200 uses the 250 bottom end, and this pipe adds a bit more “Zip”
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I’ve just found out that we have a few more 2016 Beta Evo’s available - so if you know of anybody looking -  get them to call the old guy, it’s the end of the season and we are ready to cut some sharp deals, models include  250 & 300 2T’s plus one 300 factory and 300 4T. - You snooze - you lose.
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Love this pic from the Classic Isle of Man practice session, showing Michael Rutter passing the Jimmy Guthrie memorial  overlooking Ramsey and the Irish sea (I think) - on the climb up the Mountain.  ( It’s a very long time since I was over there)

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This is a very interesting article on the history of Montesa  - it’s worth reading.

http://www.retrotrials.com/1-montesas-jordi-permanyer-inter…

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