Tuesday November 29th 2022

Yesterday the blog had only been posted about ten minutes before Pete Varey correctly guessed the rider to be  TRS UK Importer Steve Saunders - Steve rode a lot of different bikes in his quest for fame - including an Armstrong (Can Am) - Bultaco - Fantic and of course the wonderful Rothman’s Honda - Steve was an 11 times British Trials Champion.

Below we see a Top Canadian rider - Who is it??
May be an image of 1 person and outdoorsMay be an image of 1 person, motorcycle and outdoors

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An old Michelin advert - at a time when a few people could afford them!!!
May be an image of text that says '2° 3 : Victoire Michelin ...EN TRIAL (manche française du championnat du monde) Burgat I Fantic /Michelin Lejeune / Honda /Michelin B. Schreiber/ S.W.M. /Michelin Michaud S.W.M. /Michelin T.Gorgot I Montesa Michelin Subira I Fantic /Michelin DES PNEUS QUI GAGNENT. UNE TECHNIQUE ÉPROUVÉE: MICHELIN arande EKE A48 M48 M38S T61 Pour avant motrice Pour motos motosr m puissance (ville terrain) l'arrière. TRIAL COMPETITION Pour utilisation trial'

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Quiz #2 for today - Who is this rider ???

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Christmas is coming - How about a pair of the Wulf Trials gloves which wear well and are priced at only $25.00

Wulf Trials Gloves

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Not Trials although Barry Sheene seen here chasing Stevie Baker, did ride a bit before concentrating on Road racing -Did you know his first road racer was a Bultaco - sponsored by Bill Webster? - Although they look super close here, don’t forget the long telephoto lens cameras tend to condense the action.
May be an image of 1 person, motorcycle and road

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As I’ve mentioned before -  in the 1950’s there were a ton of different British Motorcycle factories producing lightweight models for both commuting  and competition  using  Villiers engines. - the “Sun” was one of these - but not anywhere near as popular as the James and Francis Barnett of that era.
May be an illustration of motorcycle and text that says 'SUN Villiers X'

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When you see a pic of a rider looking up like this before tackling a section - you have to wonder “Was it possible ? or just plain dangerous?

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It would appear that we are into a very “Wintery” week here in the Valley - very cold and a lot of snow!!

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Some people may have noticed that I have been “Sharing” a lot of the Fawlty Towers comedy sketches on face book - These are a good way to forget about all the terrible things that are happening in the World these days. - Enjoy

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David Brooks from Vancouver, one of our regular readers - mailed to tell us that the image that Ossa used depicted a camera shutter - not a Shamrock as I originally thought - seems Ossa manufactured   movie cameras at one time and this was their logo - thanks for this info David.

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