Archive for September, 2018

Friday September 21st 2018

Friday, September 21st, 2018

As reported earlier on our blog - the recent happenings at the FIM World Championship - in Italy, were subject to a huge back lash in the Social Media. - At least this statement by Jake Miller shows that they are aware of the problem - As to whether Toby Martyn will now get his well deserved World Championship in the GP Trial 2 category, remains to be seen - lets hope justice prevails.


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As a result of events that occurred during the closing stages of TrialGP Italy last Sunday, Sport7 as the promoters of the FIM Trial World Championship has made the following statement:

Sport7 is fully aware of the events that unfolded at section fifteen on the second and final lap of the TrialGP Italy event held at the Metzeler Offroad Park at Pietramurata Di Dro last Sunday 16th September and that have been widely reported post event.

Sport7 is also aware of the consequences of this event that ultimately determined the outcome of the 2018 FIM Trial2 World Championship.

Having now fully reviewed the circumstances that surrounded these events and supporting evidence, Sport7 have referred the matter back to the FIM for urgent and further investigation to ensure that the correct processes were duly followed.

Sport7 would like to clarify that members of their staff who witnessed the incident first hand along with many other bystanders, are in no doubt that an event official was subjected to external influences. As a direct result of unauthorised interventions the official latterly decided to alter what was originally a proper and correct sporting decision that was consistent with his previous decisions throughout the event, without real reason to do so.

Sport7 can in no way excuse or ignore what has occurred and it is clear that outside influencing of an event official is one of the most serious matters that can take place inside any sporting event.

Whilst Sport7 is not directly responsible for sporting matters, they will not tolerate such behaviour as it has put the overall integrity of the series in question and tarnished the image of the same, despite having worked tirelessly over the last two seasons to deliver a professional and unprejudiced championship.

Sport7 is totally committed to supporting the FIM in their investigation, and therefore will not make any further comment until this process has been completed.


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First bike to make it to the top of this peak in Morocco.

Challenge achieved! We are 4.167 meters high.

As we climbed the walkers said we would never get to the top. And here is the first bike that crown the toubkal, the highest peak in Morocco


We were out for a ride up on Bear Ridge Thursday.  - still very dry, but we had a hoot.  - Followed the trail up to the top of the Mountain, then came back down the Fire Road - My first time out for quite some time, so it was tiring. As usual the Evo 200 worked flawlessly.
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It looks like it is going to be a wet weekend, for the Silver Star “Rev Limiter” - today Foordy and Lexi are putting on riding schools - then tomorrow the Endurocross takes place - ( Those logs are going to be real slick)  - I talked to Andrew and he says the entry list looks good, so it should be an exciting time up on the hill - spectating is free, but be sure to dress warm. Sammy will be competing on his Gasser, we wish him luck. - I plan on going up to take a few pics.

It appears they are having an early winter in Alberta with 10-20 cm of snow forecast for the Edmonton area - that will make Taff happy!

Here is an old shot of Kent Howerton “Stylin” for the crowd.

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Thursday September 20th 2018

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

This is another old pic that popped up on FB - It shows a bunch of the lads at an Alberta Trial held near Chain Lakes. -Not sure what year this was, but what a great time we had - I think there were about 40 riders that day.  The ATRA held a few events there, with Chris Wilson, from High River, doing a wonderful job on the sections. Always a great turn out of riders -  Unfortunately, this area (like so many) has been lost for riding.  - I only recognize a few of these guys - Brian Marshal, Steve Richardson and myself in the Clice gear. - old age makes us all forgetful. ( Maybe somebody can fill in the blanks)
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This is a link to a video called “An introduction to Trials”  - quite interesting.


And followed by this one of how things sometimes go in Modern World Trials >>>> video

And here is a Mountain Bike clip - from Wales !! - Crazy stuff. - But I remember the muddy trails >> video

And this is a “Must” watch of Graeme Jarvis >> # megawatt111


Canada has always produced a lot of great Off Road riders - here are a couple from Quesnel BC - The Boos brothers pictured with their WEC number plates for the Series.  - They will likely both be at Silver Star this weekend. ( They also have Trials bikes)

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This afternoon, I’m going to play “Hooky” and go for a ride with a buddy - I haven’t been out for a few weeks, so I’m looking forward to getting out on my Beta Evo 200 - they are an amazing bike - this one will going on sale right after the WTC at Malakwa and is immaculate.  Call me if you want to get in the line up of buyers.

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A reminder that the WTC National (West) Round #2 goes next week at Malakwa  - We don’t need checkers !! - Sam is doing the set up once again, and also has this nice TRS 300 for sale - call me if you are interested.

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If you thought that Spain were only good at Trials & Road Racing - Check this out >>>>>

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