Monday March 5th 2018

I sometimes have to smile at the expectations of some of the younger riders to the sport - thinking for example that they can’t go racing unless they have a big fancy Motor home or a truck. - This is a photo taken at our Scrambles Track near my home town - back in 1956 -  that is how some riders brought their bikes to the venue. Many young guys ( like myself) rode the bike to the event - raced - then rode home again.
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Although most of the snow in the South of England has melted, there was still some around at Heath’s local practice area - fantastic conditions to test throttle control in the mud.
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Check out this video by Heath - what a great section.

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Sunday for me, was a bit more of chipping the ice away on the path to my shop, before settling down to watch the golf - really close match - with Phil Mickleson  taking his first win in 4 years - and he did it in style winning in a play off. - He was also the oldest player in the class entry in Mexico.

While this was happening, my wife suddenly went to the front window and said that some deer had just run across the road at the end of our driveway, she seemed quite excited, so I made the effort to get off the couch !! and took a look. - Of course by this time they were long gone, but looking across the road at the neighbors back yard, I saw the reason why the deer were down low, instead of up on the hill - a large grey Wolf was standing in the snow, - the first we have seen since we lived out in the Country.  - A sure sign of a hard winter.

The only other wolf that I’ve seen in the Valley, was when I was out riding with John Baxter, just South of Vernon on a Private Ranch that John was working at. - This was a large black one, which ran across in front of us, but I was too slow getting my camera out.

At least there are a few places in the OK Valley with some bare ground !! - We will keep our fingers crossed that we will be able to ride Summerland at Easter. (This is a Private area South of Kelowna)
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Here is a photo of Caerphilly Castle in South Wales - Unusual to see the snow. - We lived there ( not in the Castle) for a short time. - it is situated not far from Cardiff.
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Meanwhile, over in Alberta, they are out on the ice - racing - fishing - or just having fun - it’s what you do when you are young.  Here Rob Norton, leads Jim Titmus at Ghost Dam.

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