Saturday January 27th 2018

Well we are not going to post anything on the so called X Trial from France as it was a complete joke with the new rules. - Toni won - that’s enough said.

UPDATE:  This is what Jordi posted.

19 hrs · Gurb, Spain ·

I am not happy with the qualification system of the X-Trial🙀
in the semifinal Raga and Bou in the same group adam 8p anb bou 7p
and passes to the final one pilot of the other group with a score 21P
Nice🤔👎🏼👎🏼
you like this system??

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How about this for an unusual sign - you don’t see many of these.  ( Somewhere in BC)
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Got a call from Stan yesterday -temperature in Mexico was around 70 plus on the beach !! We chatted about the pic  I posted of his Trick Trials Team from the 80’s - Yes he said, it sure was run on a shoe-string budget. - He also told me that it was Harlow Rankin who took the photo of him doing the flick off the half-pipe - just a short time after he had finished building it ( paint was still wet) - It seems HR did all the printing for Stan’s Promotions, in return for a bottle of Scotch. !!

We also talked about the need to promote the sport of Trials for the “Average” rider - with long loops and easier natural sections, but of course the current state of Government intervention ( fueled by the US Environmental movement)  in Alberta, will make this difficult.

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Dean Wandler posted this pic of a gear bag we supplied him with to go to the TDN back in 1998 - He says it is still like new.  - We still make our Tool belts and gear bags, backpacks etc, in the Valley, all hand made and very labor intensive, however we only make these to order these days, as there is very little money in this business. ( We can also silkscreen your name) - Give us a call if you are interested.
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A peek out the window, tells us that this will be another weekend watching the box - but at least we are starting to feel better.

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If you checked the blog early yesterday - take a minute to scroll back, and click onto the Albert Cabestany video - it really does show how good, both he and the Beta really work in slick conditions.

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