Saturday October 12th 2019

Today is “Scott Trial Day”  the infamous time observation event that takes place in the Yorkshire Dales each year - approx 70 miles plus about the same amount of sections.  - The winner is the rider with the least points taken overall, both in the sections and on time. - Riders start at one minute  intervals, and the fastest rider sets “Standard” time - each rider after that is penalized one point per minute. -

It’s a great event, and one which we copied in Alberta back in the 70’s - I was lucky enough to win this one twice, the first time in 1974 on a TY 250 and the second time in 1976 on an IT 400   ( that was a brute to handle in the sections)

Below is a great shot of World MX Champ Jeff Smith, who was also a really good Trials rider - I know he won the Scott in the UK but not sure of the year.
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Check out the video >>  # scotttrial

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This is one very “Trick” TY 175 for sale in the UK at a sensible price as well

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This is a sad video - because it was made on the day Joey Dunlop died - be sure to watch it to the end.
(3) Tallin 2000 (Joey Dunlop) - YouTube

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Looking back to 1959 at Hawkstone Park Shropshire in the UK  - I first went there to watch in 1955 and never thought anybody would get up the big hill, but of course they did - and I was hooked on the “Scrambles Scene”

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No news from the Scott Trial yet - except a few video clips showing up on FB -   on what appears to be a great day with sunshine ( very unusual)

Will post more later >>>

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