Monday January 11th 2021

Sad news - Well known Dakar racer Hubert Auriol has died from Covid 19 - Before he became famous in the Dakar and other Rallies - He was very much involved with Trials - He was 68. -

Note :  Here is post from FB >

Covid 19 also took away Hubert Auriol, the Dakar symbol man had won it three times two on a motorcycle (1981 and 1983) and once in a car in 1992, for almost a decade it was African marathon race director.


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Like most small boys  who grew up during World War Two.   I grew up fascinated  by the Spitfire - we had a squadron not far from where we lived and the sound of the Merlin engines are like no other .

Check out this link.  >>

https://thetwoseatspitfirepage.co.uk/

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No this isn’t me, although I do ride a Beta and wear those same Wulf pants - It’s advertising a video on Trials technique - you can click onto it .

here>> https://youtu.be/XhAUHeTVV3Q
Learn how to ride a trials bike!︱Cross Training Trials Techniques

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Another lazy weekend come and gone - although the weather remains mild in the Valley and we have not had any more snow - I just didn’t feel like going anywhere.  - Watched a lot of TV but that was about it.

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I guess the second half of the Dakar Rally kicks off today - saw some quite good video on FB posted by Red Bull - Riding those big Sand Dunes must be a real thrill.- Toby Price made a quick fix on his rear tire to finish well up last weekend, and UK rider Sam Sutherland is leading at this stage I think, although the Honda Team are all well placed. - Laia Sanz still leads the Ladies on her GG.

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