Thursday November 1st 2018

Check out this pic of the Moto Guzzi and read the info: on the amazing  Road racer - I saw the 500cc V8 edition,  being raced in the  1957 TT at the Isle of Man- Bill Lomas used to attend some functions at the Club I belonged to in Oswestry. Shropshire, back in the 1950’s - The very popular,  Fergus Anderson was killed racing. - Moto Guzzi along with other Italian factories, pulled out of racing after 1957.  - The “Dustbin” fairings, were later “Outlawed” because they were considered dangerous in windy conditions.
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I posted this pic for “Wheelie Wednesday” - it shows the old guy back around 1985 on the TY at Bear Ridge. - Still a few patches of snow.  I think that is Harry McKay in the background. - Harry went back to Scotland, and became a very successful builder, now married with two small children, who are riding Trials on their small Oset Electric bikes.   We still keep in touch.

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Looking down the road to the weekend - the only Trial I see on the Calendar is the Victoria Club Event - details can be seen on Trials Canada.

For the Road Race Fans, it will be the Sepang Moto GP this weekend - the fight is now on for 2nd place, in the Championship.

Here is a video for the Retro fans
Retro Trial Park


Another bit of Retro: - This time a pic of Mick Andrews with the Prototype Mono-shock of 1975 - Mick is holding the  shock absorber, which was basically the same as on the YZ models  - very long which on the Trials bike was a weight issue. - Mick rode it (and won) the Scottish - but brought his stock bike to Calgary for the FIM later that year.  - We chatted a lot over the years about working with the Japanese, and some of the problems encountered. ( many times they just didn’t listen)
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Well, as expected, my visit to the dentist looks like it will be both time consuming, painful, and expensive.!!


Just saw this great pic of Jordi - Now THAT is Trials riding.

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