Thursday June 7th 2018

Here is an option for those older riders ? who might want to rest their legs a bit on a long ride - this will fit either the TRS or the Beta.
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Yesterday I had a nice surprise, when this book arrived in the mail

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Harry McKay sent this, after getting Dougie to autograph it - yes Dougie remembered me from the old days ! - I have already got well into reading the book - it’s a very “down to earth” fascinating account of Dougie’s life. - I just got up to page 191, when the Honda brass brought out the first 4RT Factory bike for him and Fujinami to test ride. - They were not impressed - in fact Dougie says it was the worst Trials bike that he ever  rode - a case of very much “Back to the drawing board”  - Dougie says the Scottish Six Days Trial is the best Trial in the World and the one that keeps him going ( Yes he has now won it 12 times - and finished 6th at his first attempt - riding with Nigel Birkett as his mentor)
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It was a busy day yesterday - with parts & accessories arriving ( we now have the low pressure tire gauges back in stock)  then the Day & Ross Truck pulled in with the last Beta Evo 200 that we will get this year ( they are sold out) - This one isn’t sold yet, but doubt it will last long. - We also have the last TRRS 300 for this year, in stock - what a beauty this is. - We have fitted one of the new spark arrestors on this bike to see how they look - glad to say they are both easy to install and also look good.

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Sammy called & we chatted about the Trial on Sunday at Malakwa - he has everything under control ( well nearly everything !!)  He will put on a Trials school on Saturday for interested people - contact Sam direct at the CKMP in Malakwa. - For those folk not familiar with this location - It is approx.: 6 km East of Sicamous on Hyway #1 going towards Revelstoke. - You turn left into the village and follow the signs over the tracks.  Riders meeting is 9.30 with start at 10 am. - Yes this is the last round of the Outlaw series - feel free to call me if you need more info regarding camping etc ( $15.00)

Weather looks like sun & showers for Sunday - rain Saturday ( for Vernon) on Saturday.

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Here is another great book that just arrived - courtesy Dave Fair ( Thanks Dave)  Full of Spanish bike history.

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