Tuesday June 11th 2019

You don’t see many of these old Greeves around anymore - at least in Canada - this was taken at the Ontario Vintage Club’s Trial last week. Not sure who took the pic. - The Ontario clubs do well at promoting the Classic Trials.
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And the one below is of young Leon Bustin ( Pete’s lad)  riding at the Super Stars Trial last weekend at Ioco BC.   ( I think he might have borrowed Stan’s bike to practice this section?)  - pic by Dale Coull.
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And another Classic shot - this time of   Gary MacDonald winning the Alvie Two Day with zero points on the very special ( and extremely expensive) Triumph Tiger Cub. ( I’m guessing that this one is worth about 20,00 pounds - yes you heard it right) - And some nice guy loaned it to Gary to ride.
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So I’ve seen the results from the 2019 Super Stars Trial at Ioco - It appears that the entry level was down this year, with a few people posting what they think is the reason. - I picked up on a couple of points made by Carl Muller, who said that , maybe cross checking is putting people off because it makes for a very long day. -

This is a comment that I’ve heard from more than one of the riders from our area, and yet again points out the difficulty the organizer has these days.

We all know that the ultimate, is to have checkers at every section - when I first came to Canada, I hated the idea of riding in a group etc, and did in fact show that it was possible to get checkers out by doing just this for the FIM World Trial that I organized in 1975 - ( I had about a 100 volunteers) BUT that was then, this is now - these days we are lucky to have anybody want to put on events, or volunteer to do anything. ( Believe me I’ve heard all the excuses) -  I take my hat off to Christie and her Team for trying so hard to make the Super Stars “Special”


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