Sunday April 29th 2018

We have rain today, and in spite of the fact that I really wanted to go out for a ride today - it doesn’t look like it’s going to happen. - Still tired from the Golden trip and all the other stuff from last week, so it might not be a bad idea to kick back today - Jamie McGregor from Ontario, will be stopping by tomorrow, plus I have more bikes coming so things are certainly hopping around here.

I should really load up all the empty crates & take to the dump as the back yard is getting to look a bit messy.
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The St David’s Trial is on in South Wales today - and I will post results a bit later  UPDATE:  - Ross Danby TRS wins. But it only shows 2 loops for Masters?  ( Not sure what happened to James Dabill ?)

OK - Got it sorted - They run a separate Championship class & Dabill won this so that is three wins from three starts

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- and the excitement is building as we approach the running of the 2018 Scottish - No Canadian riders in this year, but a few from the USA, so we will be cheering for Dennis Sweeten & his daughter. ( Dennis has ridden the SSDT quite a few times)

Ben Hemmo: will be back on the Beta 300 4T this year - he really loves these bikes - this shot of him in 2010

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This is a pic from my last visit to Scotland in 1993 - it shows Harry McKay,  Jim Fracy and Walt Healy.

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Ross and his crew will be out again today, working on the Outlaw Trial at Scotch Creek - I can’t thank him and his helpers, enough, for putting in all the work for the past few years, to keep this long standing event going. - Unfortunately I struggle these days with my bad knees making hiking around the sections difficult.

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Here is a neat video of MX from back in the day - when Danny “McGoo” Chandler was in his prime - he sadly got paralyzed from a crash, and spent his last years in a wheel chair.
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Here is another good video - An advertising clip from Michelin  but it does show how the new tires made a huge difference on Trials bikes. - In the old days, we only had 4 ply Dunlops, which gave very little grip - so rider ability needed to be even better.

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And yet another one - this time from the Spanish Enduro Championship - Top gun Steve  Holcombe having a spot of bother with the water in the special test.

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He kept it pinned - to win another overall victory on the Factory Beta

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