Saturday February 9th 2019

With the cold winter weather, it was a welcome relief to find the Trial Mag: in my mail box yesterday - but  even more of a surprise, when I opened it and found the report of my Hall of Fame thing posted.

To be recognized in the #1 Trials Magazine in the World is obviously huge - and very humbling.  -

Little did I think back in 1953, when I first got the “Motorcycle bug” - that it would eventually be the way I would earn my living  - working for Yamaha Motor Canada for ten years - then after being involved with a couple of Yamaha retail dealerships - moving on to form my own company selling Motorcycle accessories and later becoming a Dealer for Mountain Motorcycles.-

We sold  Gas Gas and Beta Trials bikes in Western Canada - later we added Sherco, but both Gas Gas and Sherco went by the wayside, to be replaced by the new Jordi Tarres TRS.
It was the idea of old friend Harlow Rankin, who  submitted the story to the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Committee.

Of course the worst part of this presentation, was having lost a couple of my front teeth - A visit to the dentist for a quick fix before the event - turned ugly.

With all these issues, I was considering cancelling the trip to the awards in Vancouver - but was talked out of it, by Babsy my better half,  -  who has put up with all the motorcycle stuff since 1959.

-( Hell she sat on the back of my Norton traveling over 3,000 miles through Europe in 1963.)

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