Wednesday November 18th 2020

Yesterday, we mentioned the 1971 National Trial which we did for the Calgary Club - and how it snowed 2ft overnight !!  This is the program which we printed up ( we did this for all our big events back then) - It shows John Jones on the cover riding a Bultaco in the Scottish Six Days Trial.

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Dibs calls it quits!!!  James Dabill has announced his retirement from World Trials after a successful  career spanning almost two decades - He has not indicated if he plans on continuing riding British events, or if he will be tempted to do like many other top riders and get into Enduro.
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Glad to say that the warm weather continues in the Valley - hope it stays for a while, makes for a shorter winter  and of course a lot easier on getting around. ( Although we don’t go out much)  I see they had some blustery conditions on the West Coast with snow on Vancouver Island, and all the passes.


You can tell Christmas is getting closer, as the lines at the Post office are getting longer. - We spend quite a lot of time their, shipping parts and Accessories  all over Canada. ( And in case you haven’t noticed - the cost of shipping ANYTHING - these days is outrageous . Don’t mention rear fenders for the Evo !!)

We had a call from a guy named Bakgaard yesterday - No it wasn’t Stan, but turns out to be an older relative of our good friend - seems he lives in Vernon and plans on stopping by to talk about getting a Trials bike - He told me that he is quite old for getting into something like this at age 63 - so of course I just laughed and said that he is just a “youngster”. - ( He asked where my shop was as he had read about me in Motorcycle Mojo Magazine)

I saw this posted on FB and took note that the rider is Dutchman John DeGraf - which reminded me of a guy  by that name Peter De Graf - who showed up at one of our early 1970’s Trials in Alberta on a Honda TL 125 - and proceeded to spank all us experts.!! ( We learned later that he was a former Dutch Champion) - Pete would  become well known for his success in Moto Cross and we got to know him quite well - we even sold him a couple of Beta Trials bikes at one time, but I don’t think he ever entered a Trial at this time - Just used them for playing around his land near Lethbridge.
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