Friday March 1st 2019 “ST DAVID”S DAY”

A very Happy St David’s Day to all my Welsh friends around the World.

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This is a photo I took of Shane back around this time in 2017 - the TRS in the foreground is a 250 model, while the weather and snow conditions were great on this day - this year, Shane will instead, be jumping on a plane to Hawaii.  And who could blame him, we have just recorded the coldest February in History in Kelowna.

Ironically, over in the UK - which includes Wales, they have just had their warmest February for decades.
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This is a great shot of Theirry Michaud (Fantic) at a World Round back in the 80’s - look at the crowds. ( Nice natural section)
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And this is another Fantic shot, this time of Beta UK Owner and former World Trials competitor. John Lampkin. - Check out the lever positions - both John & the Fantic team seemed to like them really high. ( Also note that John is not wearing gloves) - John Lampkin was a top rider, until a bad car accident left him with a broken leg. - We see that he ( like a few former “Greats” is returning to ride in Classic events) - I think this photo must have been taken at the Scottish, as John has a face mask on his goggles - very popular back in the day for riding in Scotland where the long road stretches in driving rain were and still are, hard on the face.  - They were designed for MX, but soon after full face helmets became mandatory. - Another bit of news regarding John, is that Stan Backgaard used to stay and travel  to World rounds with him in the early 80’s

And finally, as most people know, John is the cousin of Dougie Lampkin.


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