Sunday April 26th 2020

As most of our readers know - We have posted quite a lot about our trips up Joss Mountain via the old pack horse trail on our Trials bikes - This was not easy especially the first time we did this back in 2003.  - We had heard that snowmobiles were also up there in the winter, via a different route, but this is the first pic that I have seen taken of the old Fire Lookout in the winter.  - This must be recent as the new roof and windows were not installed until 2007.  Unfortunately this has now been listed as a No motorized vehicle area.
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Another couple of video clips for your enjoyment  >
Trial Off Road La Nucia

Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum

Images of Italian round of the outdoor trial world championship. 8 july in Courmayeur and earlier race in the Belgium Ardennes.


Last week Ted Pepperdine and myself were out riding the various loops at Summerland (in the rain)  and later in the day, Ted tried out the new TRS Xtrack 300 with the Estart. - He was very impressed especially with the power and the suspension.

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And this is another shot from Summerland - a couple of years back.

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Today I will take the 2020 Evo 200 out for a bit of a ride, now fitted with the S3 header pipe.

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Turk emailed to say that he noticed that Les Crowder was wearing rubber boots - which of course we all used to wear back in the day - they had steel toes, and we would pull our Barbour pants down over the top & fasten with the straps to keep the water out. in the old days Trials sections were often Creeks, which you needed to walk to check for rocks etc hidden underneath.  - Anyway - I still have a set of mine from the past.

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I can never miss the chance to post a pic of one of my favorite race bikes.
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A bit of history about the place that Babs and myself grew up.

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St Oswald’s well near Oswestry has an interesting history legend says that Oswald who was trying to bring Christianity to Mercia was fought by the heathens king penda.
Oswestry was named after Oswald whose body was nailed to a tree he was the Christian king of Northumbria 1300 years ago and was slain in the fight with panda who was king of Mercia.

when he was killed acts of miraculous healing was said to have taken place when people touched his remains. And arm of the vanquished king was carried off by an eagle who dropped it near the tree immediately a well bubbled from the ground. it was called Oswald’ well and contained healing water.

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