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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video for today >>>>>>  https://youtu.be/e3MQGb71D7E

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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.

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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 !!)
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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)
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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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