Monday April 17th 2018

On Sunday morning, I got up late at 3.35 am - charging around the house, in a panic,  I waiting for the ding-dong of the front door bell, that would signal that Shane was outside ( in the pouring rain)  - I checked the stuff I had packed the night before - Camera bag - RAIN COAT and a small cooler with some sandwiches that  Babsy had left for me in the fridge)  - A deep breath - no Shane just yet, - I mention this only because I have always been the most punctual of persons, and sleeping in for me really was not in the cards.

Breathing a sigh of relief, I settle down for a moment and do all the usual checks - wallet, watch etc. - then Shane pulls into the driveway.

His TRS is standing shivering in the back of his truck - waiting to go into action at this first round of the Outlaw Series at Ioco BC  - A five hour drive over the Mountain. We hoped the rain down low, would not turn into snow up high.!! ( We got lucky on this one)
Our drive to the coast was without incident, but when we pulled into the parking lot at around 9 am - I thought perhaps  I had got the date wrong - nobody to be seen - that is until we approached the club Sign in  Booth, - Then we saw the Van of Steve Day and a couple of others.

The weather turned out really nice for the day, and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Ioco - meeting and chatting to old friends is one of the best aspects to any Trials event.

Steve an Mellisa had put on two long loops ( for Ioco)   loops for the various classes, and while overnight rain added to the challenge on the slippery rocks, everybody appeared to have a great time.

We don’t have the results as yet, and left before they were posted, but it appeared to be a battle between  Steve Day ( Vertigo) and Sean Bird (Scorpa)  in the Expert Class - ( They had some real World Class Sections to tackle) Here is Sean on #19

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Shane had a very reasonable day competing for the first time in the Advanced Class - he had a brilliant clean on this last section.

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James Dabill rode to another victory in the second round of the 2018 ACU British Trials Championship, held this weekend in the Lake District, Cumbria. On his Italian Beta machine, fitted with Michelin X-Light tyres, a decisive lead kept him at the top of the points table yet again.

Fifty-three riders entered the event across the Championship, Masters, Expert and Elite Youth classes. The Lake District is known for its supply of slate rock and this was evident in the traditional hazards, along with steep banks and wooded climbs out of the river. The exposed nature of the location meant that the hazards became more difficult with the passage of each of the riders as the mud carried onto the rocks


Adam Raga (TRS) took the win in the Spanish Championship round at the weekend - Fajardo (GG) was 2nd and Toni Bou (Honda) 3rd.

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