Wednesday March 27th 2019

Now here is a truly wonderful pic of two of the greatest Trials riders of all time - Dougie Lampkin and Sammy Miller. - Dougie paid a visit to Sam’s museum and took time to get in a little Trials ride on Sam’s Ariel 500, while Sammy rode his BSA 250 - ( Sammy is now 86 I think) ( I would love to hear Dougie’s thoughts on the Ariel -  likely now thinks Sammy is a superman)
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Dougie is of course a regular visitor to Goodwood - where they hold the annual vintage rally - check out this video of one of the road race segments from this event a few years ago. - unbelievable riding by Troy Corser on the old hand shift Beemer.  -

# GoodwoodRevival

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Well this is interesting and a bit unexpected > check out the new TRS Electric > post

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The Squamish club have some upcoming events - here is a post from Chessy.

Hi everyone,
we have a couple of events coming up, so save the dates!
1. Sunday afternoon, April 21, 2019: Social ride in Crumpit Woods, for novice to intermediate level riders. Don’t be shy, come meet some new folks.2. Carb cleaning school: May 6 at 5 pm. Derek and I decided to do one more of these before we move on to other topics.3. The Squamish Trial: Sunday, May 26. The event will be held in Crumpit Woods and will have classes from Junior to Expert (not sure if there is a Champ class?). This event is part of the CPTA points series.I will send out more reminders closer to the dates, but if you want to sign up for carb school, you can respond to this post or PM me. We are asking for a $10 donation to the club to reserve your spot.=======================================>

Having been in both the motorcycle and the Trials business for a very long time, we get a lot of strange emails from companies all over the World wanting us to sell their products - recently we were approached by EM the French Electric bike company, and after being very polite the first response, I had to be more assertive to my second reply. - We have had companies from Pakistan, Korea, China - you name it wanting for us to make a fortune selling their goods.

Which leads me to a funny story - when I first started Outlaw Accessories, I had quite a few connections from my Yamaha days and one of these was a little Japanese guy by the name of Dougie Tanaka - Dougie ran an accessory business called Tesco Trading or something like that out of Vancouver, and conned me into selling some of his products - he used to say “Dave I make you Millionaire”

Well sad to say that never happened, but more importantly I found that Dougie’s products were not all that they were cracked up to be - I remember one time that I had a bunch of helmets on the van and at my first dealer stop, I took one with me to show the dealer. - However, while waiting my time- I decided to open the box and take a  look at the full face helmet - It was awful the face shield looked like somebody had cut it out with a hacksaw and the quality was to say the least poor. - Taking time out - I zipped back to the van and then returned to talk to the dealer about my other products. - The truckload of helmets and other stuff was returned to Dougie. - with a Thanks but No thanks message.

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World Trials Champion Bernie Schreiber will be in Ontario July 27th to hold the “Schreiber Experience” trials school near Lynden Ontario.Entries are limited to 25 riders, so don’t delay, these spots won’t last long! Go to www.sovt.website/schedule for the application form and further information.

Bernie will also be the guest of honour at a dinner to be held July 27th. Dinner is included for school participants, additional dinner tickets can be purchased when you register. M

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