Sunday February 11th 2018

Well we didn’t leave the house yesterday, even though it looked to be a nice sunny day out side - with a temperature of -15 in the morning, and not warming up a lot - it seemed to be a good idea to kick back & watch the box - most of the day was on the Olympics - but I did click onto the golf for a while  from Pebble Beach.

The Snowboard finals were pretty interesting - very entertaining what these young guys can do, and even more so listening to the announcer - who was obviously from the sport himself, or a different planet, because we didn’t understand most of the stuff he was saying !!!   Nice to see Canada get the Silver & Bronze, with a young 17 year old from the USA grabbing the Gold in this his first Olympics.
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This is what your carburetor will look like if you use poor quality gas and oil !! - NOT if you use Opti 2 with built in fuel stabilizer and mixed with #1 grade gas ( Chevron if you can get it)
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Mario Roman ( Sherco)  has won the 2018 Hell’s Gate Hard Enduro with Graham Jarvis (Husky) second and Travis Teasdale (Beta) third.Roman took his maiden Hell’s Gate victory setting a strong pace and taking the lead in the final lap of the main afternoon race. The Sherco rider was fast out the blocks in the evening SuperEnduro to seal the victory.

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Sammy (King) has posted a couple of videos from Australia, of him having fun riding the Beta Enduro bike of his buddy Tim Coleman - looks like his is having fun. - He is due back March 1st.

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Saw this neat pic posted by Stephen Oliver from New Zealand - looks like a neat rig, but also a bit of a difficult road into the event !!

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So checking the weather this morning at 6 am - I see it’s warmed up one degree and is only -14 !!  - Shane emailed to say he was out yesterday & suggesting I join him today ! - but as much as I’m going a bit stir crazy at the moment, this will need some further consideration. ( Not like back in the 1980’s when Barry & myself would go out in -15-20 temperatures.)

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Check out this video of Albert Cabestany riding the qualifier section at the Spanish OUTDOOR Championship Trial today. - video  

We know this is brilliant, but it would appear that the Spanish want to turn the Outdoor events into the same kind of circus as the winter Indoor Series.  - No wonder vintage Trials are HUGE in Spain. - ( Note: Adam Raga is not riding due to the surgery he just had on his elbow - also out for approx three months is Vertigo rider Farre).

UPDATE:  Just watched some video of this event, and the sections look very good.
Just watched a video clip of Bou on one section - nice to see the Spanish  allow  backing up, with no penalty, with feet up - the same as we do with WTC rules in Canada.

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Here are the results from Spain.

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