Thursday January 16th 2020

For the past few weeks - our buddy Dave Fair has been ragging on everybody East of the Island with riding pics - green grass etc - WELL!  Take a load of this matey !!  This is Dave’s house on Wednesday !!  - Give Megs a call - she can bring Archie out for a sleigh ride!!! ( The only question is - Who is doing the shoveling?)
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Another Redskin bites the dust.
Not surprised to hear this . > The Motorcycle business is a very tough business to survive in.
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Brett Clark was the first to email the correct answer to my pic quiz yesterday - It shows Mick Andrews on the Ossa Stiletto - Mick was originally hired by Ossa as an MX rider, but soon found his “Niche” developing and winning on the Trials models.    -Harlow Rankin also posted the correct response.

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Looks like we had more snow last night, but surely we must be on a warming trend? - it’s been too cold to do any work out in the shop, but hopefully that will change soon - of course getting bikes out to load for customers is not going to be that easy - but should not present too much of an issue for an old Trials rider - navigating the narrow path that I’ve shoveled between  the snowbanks.

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Over in Alberta, it’s still super cold - and the Bike show goes this weekend!!  If you are planning on going, don’t forget to stop by the Vintage MX booth & say Hi to Walter ( send me a picture)  We have not heard how attendance was at the Calgary Show, but I still wonder why the Promoters  always pick the coldest month of the year to put these on.  ( Next weekend it’s the one at the Tradex in Abbotsford)
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Don’t forget that this is a great time to not only do service work on your bike - but also a chance to check out your riding gear - boots can be cleaned up and re-oiled with either Dubbin or snow-seal - some folk also like to use Mink oil. It all helps to prevent cracking especially around the ankle - riding pants & shirt can be made to smell better with a dip in the washer, plus most modern Helmets have washable liners. Nothing like looking smart for that first event. We always keep a hair dryer in the shop - heating up your boots before applying the Dubbin really helps - We also use the the hair dryer on foam air filters -after washing in warm soapy water ( never use gas)  just don’t get it too close. -  If you are needing new stuff, we can likely help out so why not give us a call.

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more news as it happens >>>

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