Thursday March 29th 2018

Yesterday I had some time on my hands, so I decided to take a drive out to Yankee Flats - it’s only 20mins from my place, & I wanted to see what the snow conditions were like. - Pleased to say that things seem to be melting quite well, and there are some dry spots to practice. - This was where we had our last ride in 2017, before the snow hit. - I took a pic of this notice, because I don’t recall seeing it there before.
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This is a pic of another young Italian hot shot - think he might be a relative of Beta Boss Donato Miglio.
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Yesterday I posted a photo of the old days, when Trials riders all wore cotton waxed Barbour suits - everybody looked the same, until along came  the Red & Yellow outfits worn by Martin Lampkin and others - I decided to get in on this and Imported some in the 70’s and they worked very well. - Later of course the top Pro riders starting wearing the tight fitting “Spandex” type one piece outfits, that caused more than a smile from the ladies when they saw the lads strutting their stuff  - While some prefer the baggy style MX gear, for Trials riding, the slimmer fitting designs are both cooler and less restrictive.   - We (at Outlaw) have been selling the Wulf clothing since 1955, when the company that were making our own line of Trials gear in the UK, shut down.

Sad really when a small but very good company has to close, because of lower priced competition. - The fact of the matter is, that there is very little money in high quality gear ( or products) everybody wants the best price.

We just got in an order of TRS windbreakers, made by Hebo - yes they look nice, but they are quite expensive and I doubt they will last the test like my old Anson Trials Jacket ( Still lots of them around)
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As we head into the Easter long weekend,  everybody will be excited and planning their time off, either on or off the snow. - The Valley forecast looks pretty good, but over in Alberta, the winter is still hanging on.

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This is a memory from a few years ago at Scotch Creek, when Taff & Kevin joined the rest of the Shuswap crew working on sections for the Outlaw.
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Today we are supposed to get a shipment of Betas, but not sure if this will happen, because of delays - fingers crossed. - As I feared - Bikes will not arrive until Monday.
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This bit of news was just posted on Sammy Miller’s page - Sammy is still going strong and will be 85 this year. - It was at the 1958 Easter Lomax Cup National in North Wales, that I rode in the same Trial as the great man. - The previous year 1957, I saw him racing in the 250 TT in the Isle of Man - the last year he road raced.

Celebrating 40th Anniversary of Mike Hailwood’s 1978 TT win on a Ducati 900F1!

On Saturday 3rd June 1978 Mike made history when he returned to racing on the Isle of Man after an 11 year hiatus!
His win aboard a Ducati 900F1 was the stuff of legend!
Mike actually overtook the bookies favourite Phil Read
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To celebrate the 40th anniversary the Museum is bringing together some very special motorcycles to join the Museum’s own collection. Especially pleasing to see will be a reimagining of Mike’s TT winning Ducati built by renowned Ducati restorers ‘Back to Classics’.
So join us all here at the Museum from 10.30am to 4pm on Sunday 10th June 2018 to celebrate a piece of motorcycling history and the man many regard as the greatest motorcycle racer of all time!

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