Monday January 28th 2019

This is Steve Crevier, Brian Rolls and John Palmer - back a few years - check out Crev’s hair style !!!
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And this is one of me back in 1971 in Alberta - a very wet/snowy day no gloves as they didn’t make any decent Trials gloves back then. - Check out the “Jake-Brake” ( Decompressor )  lever on the left handlebar - the Brakes on the Spanish bikes were really bad. - Not that anything helped me that day, as I went off a big drop off after riding the last section with the bike landing on me - broke my leg - but I won the Trial.
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McQueen - What more can you say - another guy gone too soon.
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And this is our buddy Heath Brindley from the UK - Heath supplies us with all sorts of Trials info: - He doesn’t ride too many events, but loves his “Bling”  as can be seen by his older TRS. - He writes that he didn’t think he rode that great at this event, but was surprised by winning the over 50 class - and it was a large group in that class. So well done Mate. ( Photo credit Linda Ashford)
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Sunday was another lazy day - except for about an hour spent in the shop working on the bikes - then it was couch time, watching the last round of the golf - I only watch the big events - I enjoy the Head games” that the top players use - very much like Trials.   UK Player Justin Rose took the win.


An old pic of Jordi on the first Beta Zero - I saw him riding the Prototype of this bike at at the Scottish in 1989 - the first year we saw any water cooled bikes - the Scottish mud plugged the rad & Jordi  seized the motor, so he was out after the first day. ( I’ve got some pics somewhere in my archives) That was also the year when JCM had a Team in the event - I talked to the sales rep & arranged to Import them to Canada, but after getting one unit the company decided to drop the Trials business.
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Graeme Jarvis made it three wins from three starts, when he blitzed the “Tough One” held at Nantmawr Quarry in North Wales at the weekend - check out the video  >>  post

This is an area where I used to practice back in the 50’s - and is also just down the road from where Babsy grew up. ( Although I didn’t know that until many years later)


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