Tuesday December 20th 2022

A pic taken above Peachland in 1949 - showing a frozen Okanagan Lake - We held a few Trials up above this area a few years ago - when Hugh had the B&B in Peachland.
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We had an email from John Kitchener who is still “Wintering” in the UK - John always clicks onto the blog to guess at the Quiz pics we post. - He messaged to say that winter is over for them after a bit of a cold snap and some snow - it was +14 yesterday - and obviously still a lot of Trials events going on  - this is nice pic of Brad Bullock at an event last weekend .


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I was thinking of posting this pic as a quiz - but maybe I will just say that this is Harlow Rankin - The guy who started the Alberta Trials club - ATRA - many years ago . He was also a Beta dealer for Don Clark when he lived in Cochrane Alberta, he is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to Motorcycle Trials, and always willing to help new people starting out.

Harlow also used to put out a Trials Newsletter back in the day, something that we also did, before the computer era.  - Now retired, Harlow lives in Nanaimo but still takes an active interest in everything to do with the sport.

This pic shows him riding a big rock at Cochrane on his Beta.
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Answer to the Monday quiz - pic shows Kelvin Marshal - a great Trials rider from the past, who was also one of the founders of the CPTA in Vancouver.  - Brett and Harlow got this.

Yesterday we had a long overdue chat with Jimmy Corkle from Elko - he has been very involved in the drag racing scene for the past few years, acting as crew chief for his son - seems they won the Canadian Championship in  their class this year, a huge accomplishment - Jimmy has promised to send me a pic of the Trophy.


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