Saturday September 18th 2021

September 18th, 2021

Well! it appears  the Fall weather is here in the Valley - Thursday I was in shorts - Friday - ready to dig out my long johns.!!

Today is the  final round on the 2021 World Trials Schedule - Although Toni Bou will wrap up another title - the Ladies  class is still up for grabs between current Champ Emma Bristow (Sherco) from the UK and  Laia Sanz (GG) from Spain - who made a return to the sport this year after competing in other events like the Dakar Rally. - The Trial 2 class, is also still close, with Toby Martyn (TRS) leading and this should be a good battle.

UPDATE - Video from this event now showing on U tube at 5am Pacific Time..
The following day it’s the start of the TDN or Trial des Nations, with a Canadian Team entered this year.  - As people who follow my blog on a regular basis know - I have felt that riders from any Country who enter International Competitions, should have the full backing of the Country they represent, and not struggle to pay the huge costs out of their own pocket. -

Did you know that in 1983 when the Canadian  Silver Vase Team finished 2nd in the World and won the Watling Trophy - we had no money to buy gas for the bikes on Thursday !! - so Pat Horan, myself a Jack Hunt from Torvan Accessories, threw 100 pounds each into the pot.!!! that has been the case for decades at this level and unfortunately it has also been a case of those with the money, rather than the best ability have represented the Country.

So Kudus this year to both the CMA and the MCC who joined together, and have come up with a total of $10,000.00 -  plus Beta Canada and other sponsors have chipped in. - The main man behind this project is Michael Traves,  from Nova Scotia, who has been working behind the scenes to try and form a Canada wide Trials Committee to improve the overall promotion of our sport.  We hope this all works out long term.
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Yesterday we mentioned Stevie Baker - Here are a couple of large posters, on my shop  wall.

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I mentioned in my report ( I think) that the Revvy Trial was really dusty after the dry spell - this is what the Beta Air Filter looked like after Emily’s ride. - However the Opti Filter oil and grease kept any dirt from getting through. The inside of the airbox was super clean.
The moral for posting this - is ALWAYS check your airfilter - on every bike - We always suggest owners wash the dirty filter in warm dish soap water - then either blow dry or leave out in the sun etc -

However it is also really important to not over oil the clean filter, and also leave the oiled filter out on the bench overnight as filter oil has a type of tackifier in it which needs to “Set up” - if you put the filter back in straight away - the oil will drain to the bottom of the filter.  - We usually have a clean spare filter ready to fit.
The small lid on the Beta Evo cover, makes this operation very easy to do. - For really wet conditions, it’s also a good idea to check out the preparations that Beta UK’s John Lampkin suggests for the Scottish Six Days.Open Photo

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Friday September 17th 2021

September 17th, 2021

This old pic just popped up on FB - it shows our first couple of Jordi bikes, back in 2016 - I will have to look for that TRS banner, as I haven’t seen it for a while. - Of course as everybody knows these Spanish models have taken the Trials world by storm, and with Mountain Motorcycle being the Importer out of Vancouver,  we are assured of really good parts service. ( We have been dealing with them since 1993) - I sometimes get asked which I like best ? the TRS or the old established Beta - and  I also got asked this same question when we sold Beta, Gas Gas and Sherco. - I have always tried to give an honest opinion, but the bottom line, is that having been in both the Trials game, and the Motorcycle Industry for several decades, I have always tried to put the right customer, on the right bike - not as some sales people do and sell the bike that they like themselves. - ( Of course it’s ONLY Trials dealers that know anything about this sport anyway)

The fact is that I have liked most of the models we have sold - it was perhaps a bit more critical, when I was competing, but I think back to my  early Yamaha Canada days  when the parts supply was absolute crap - After my first month on the road calling on Western Dealers, I went on a rant to the Japanese in Richmond, thinking perhaps I would get canned -( And the chance of a new TY 250) - but after writing pages of complaints, I had decided that it was either fix the problem or look for another job. - However, I was still there ten years later. -   - if nothing else a buyer should always buy from a dealer and Importer, that is (a) long term and (b) Is involved in the sport and (c) Stocks all the parts that normally break, in a competition.

At Outlaw, we ride what we sell and know the product - at age 84 - my choices of machines are obviously a bit tame compared to when I rode an RZ 500 V 4 to work at our shop in Kelowna - or an IT 400 in Cross Country races. - but if you asked !! For 2021 my choices are either a Beta Evo 300 SS or a TRS Xtrack estart. -  - to me they are both literally the “Cat’s Meow” - but that’s just for me - stop on by and I will try to find the “Right bike for You”
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The Welsh quiz from yesterday - the name of the village of Machynlleth is pronounced - Ma-hun- Clith

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The CPTA have a Trial happening this Sunday  near Mission, - for details check out their website or call  Don Doerksen at Cascade MC.

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Thanks to Roger Boothroyd for sending this from the Newspaper in 100 Mile House - Bob was a good friend from my Yamaha days, and we shared some really great times, with both bikes and sleds.
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This pic was taken at the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2018 and shows Al Perret on the left side, with Bo on the right side - now both are gone, so I’m glad we had this taken. Also in the picture are Steve Crevier, myself ( the oldest)  and Steve Baker - ( Think it was either my daughter Helen, or Roger Boothroyd who took it for the History books)
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I listened to this last night - with a lump in my throat . - So many memories - although my main job with Yamaha Canada was setting up a dealer network, my BEST job was being involved with the racing scene. - It was tough to watch Stevie - pretty full up, on the video -  as Bo and he were such a team, and close friends - - He mentioned the snowmobile racing (which I think I recounted  on my blog) - at  Wetaskiwin and of course I was there to pick up the cash because Bo, Stevie and Roy Wall had been celebrating, and were late getting to the Presentations. - The 1970’s  were perhaps the best part of my life and of course I have so  many more  memories.
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Check this out - Will this effect YOUR area?

https://bcwf.bc.ca/what-about-after-the-wildfires/
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I saw this posted and to me it says what Trials and indeed all sports should be about - having fun with friends

Fabulous weekend at the Due Giorni Vintage Trial in Folgaria, Italy. Motoclub Neumarkt Egna did an outstanding job organizing the event from start to finish. Special thank you to Ugo Alberti - BOSS and his entire team for the generous hospitality and preparation of my SWM Jumbo 374 that never missed beat all weekend. Managed a 2nd place trophy in my category, but the weekend was truly all about beautiful friends, wonderful food, beer, scenic mountains, fun sections and some good laughs. Memorable moments that must be repeated in 2022. Thanks to everyone who made this Trials experience so special 🙏🇮🇹❤️🏆👍
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Thursday September 16th 2021

September 16th, 2021

Thursday 16 September is Owain Glyndŵr Day, so why not visit Harlech Castle? -
In 1404, the castle fell to Owain Glyndŵr during the final rebellion against control by England. Along with Machynlleth nearby, it became a focus to Glyndŵr’s inspirational vision of an independent Wales.
( Quiz for today might be to hear any of our readers - other than Taff - pronounce all those Welsh names)
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A good shot of Toni - checking on Adam’s ride through one of the Spanish Creek sections.
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This weekend is the final World Round of 2021 and also the last of these for popular Honda rider Takahishi Fujinami - known in the Trials World as Fujigas  because of his full throttle approach in many sections.  - I first saw him at the 1994 World Round at Donner USA - he was checking out lines with his buddy Kuroyama, they were giggling like a couple of school girls while checking the big rock walls. - The following year I took quite a lot of video of them practicing at the UK World Round at Hawkstone Park  - I still have that unedited VHS tape.
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This is a pic of a couple of lads at the Revvy Trial - both first timers and it seems the Monty rider got wore out on the Inter line, and as he was the driver, they both had to retire - However they both had fun, and plan to be at the Brown Memorial at Ross’s place on the Thanksgiving long weekend. ( Believe me the Roland’s loop is tough so no disrespect for anyone that called it quits - I should add that he also got lost - likely because I forgot to tell everybody to ride with their groups!!)
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Wednesday September 15th 2021

September 15th, 2021

Today is the anniversary of the “Battle of Britain”   - the first day when the RAF shot down 80 German aircraft over the Southern skies of England and London.

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Caption for this pic from 2016  “  Adam, see if you can get up this on my new bike ?”

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A few more pics from Revvy - I’m afraid I didn’t get to a lot of sections  - Florian added a couple extra ramps on this Quarry section. -  Taff  rolls the Beta off the top, of one.

Here is Mark in the same spot. - Steeper than it looks.

And there he was “Gone” - Stan was faster than my finger on the shutter!! Again that is a very steep climb with a rock step half way up - we used this in the WTC National a few years ago.
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This is junior rider Dale Wellborn from Summerland,  entering a section - we don’t like to see bark busters on Trials bikes as they can sometimes cause broken wrists in a fall.

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Here is Chuck Conner from Salmon Arm on his Beta 300 4T

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Florian also had some neat metal signs made up which will go out on the loops as a long term project to attract Trials riders to Revvy. ( This one was a special for the old guy)

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As most know by now - After many months of input by a lot of people - the CMA and the MCC ( who were the WTC parent body) have agreed to work together to promote the sport. -  Sounds like a very good plan, but one that will need a lot of long term, sensible input from all sides.  Only time will tell if this will work.
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We have managed to get the last Xtrack 300 for this year, due to a cancellation - shout up now if you want it - lots of people were eyeballing my demo at Revvy. ( The estart is a huge sales feature)
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Tuesday September 14th 2021

September 14th, 2021

We decided to give out these Certificates to everybody at the Revvy Trial, as the uncertain times dictated being a bit frugal. - The pic is of course myself riding in my first ever Trial back in Wales - the year was 1955 and I’m on a 197cc James. - It was taken by the local Newspaper Photographer. - I remember that the event was 73 miles long and I lost 72 points !! and no I did not win any award. - that didn’t happen until the following year -  I seem to recall that there were around 100 riders that day, from all over - including some “Factory” riders - which was quite normal back then - everybody rode the same line, and you soon learned to watch the Experts go through a section if you had time. - I will tell another story about this on a later blog.
I remember that they had a special test, which was used as a tie breaker - it was on a paved back road and downhill - they had a chalk line which you had to “Straddle” - then when instructed by a marshal - you had to push off with a dead engine and coast down the hill, stopping astride another chalk line - your time was recorded. - Of course your bike was clogged up with mud by this time, and the heavier big British 4 strokes had an  advantage as they weighed more and rolled faster.  - Seems a bit strange looking back - but in reality, I think the events might have been better back then.

It was quite normal to ride your bike to the event, which was sometimes 50 odd miles away - you would compete for the day, - maybe another tough 100+ miles - then ride home. - Another interesting point for newer riders, is that we used the same bike for both Trials and Scrambles - just changing tires and gearing and seats - and also as every day transportation, to work.  - ( I think the new breed of rider would have a bit of a shock if they had to do this- but remember this was just after World War Two and very few people had any money)
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A different type of video - as our Trial was held on 9-11

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Below you see another memory - and yes when we first started Distributing Optimol, we got involved with helping a lot of different aspects of Motorcycle Sport. - - the Canadian Factory, was located in Burnaby at that time, and they had a very enthusiastic Rep  by the name of Jim Clifford ( I wonder if he is still alive?)

The Australian Event was scaled down to a 4 day as I recall - but of course the expense of getting to OZ was unbelievable - We shipped the Opti Oil  but riders such as Guy Perrett took their bikes as luggage !! - yes this could be done back then ( Before 9-11)
We attended as many Motorcycle events as possible - including some Road Races -  always waving the Optimol flag( later just called Opti)  - At that time Outlaw had oil warehoused all over Western Canada  and I was on the road every week - but Sundays !! I was nearly always at an event. ( Did you know that my old Outlaw van parked by my house has over 2million K on it ? - I bought it new in 1993 and always ran it on Opti 4 -10w40. )

Although we are now unofficially  “Retired” - Interlube refuse to replace us as Distributors, so we can still supply these fine products, and of course all our bikes go out with the Opti oil. - Did you know that the Optimol Factory in East Germany was founded in 1920? - they also supplied Hitlers Luftwaffe  with the oil that kept their planes flying. - One report says that it was only the extra lubricant protection that helped some make it back across the channel after being shot up by the RAF.  ( Now you know the REST of the story)
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Cooler weather today, and we can still see smoke across the other side of the Lake - this likely won’t go until the snow flies. - Finally unloaded the van yesterday plus cleaned up the Xtrack - blew all the dust  off it.

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Monday September 13th 2021

September 13th, 2021

UPDATE : Forgot to print results from the Revvy Outlaw.

Expert - 1 Stan Bakgaard - Yale - Scorpa - 12 points

Advanced - 1 Ross Rathbone - Magna Bay  Beta - 27

2 Leon Bustin - Ymir - TRS   34

3 Kaden White - Ymir - GG  54

4 Russel Nelson - Scotch Creek  Beta - 56

5 Dean Seaman - Sorrento - Beta  34 ( after protest)

Intermediate 1 Shane Bridden  Kelowna - Mont - 11

2 Taff Parfitt - Sherwood Park - Beta  18

3 Mark ONeil - Medicine Hat  -    Mont  23

4 Richard Oulette - Calgary - Scorpa -26

5 Kevin Lutz - Scotch Creek - Beta  - 30

6 Chris Briggs - Sorento  - Mont    - 39

7 Lee Stocks - Revvy - TRS -  40

8 Ben Lutz    - Scotch Creek - GG - 45

9 Emily Roberts - Revvy - Beta -59

Note 2 riders DNF in this class.

Junior  1 Chuck Conners - Salmon Arm - Beta - 7

2 Dale Wellborn    Summerland - GG   18

Thanks to everybody who showed up for the first Trial of 2021 - We hope you all enjoyed it - A big thanks to the Revvy Club and Florian, Chris and Marty plus Emily. -  Also thanks for observing the Covid rules.  ( If anybody gets sick - please Notify the Revvy Club. THIS IS IMPORTANT)

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Yesterday was “kick-back” day for me as I felt pretty tired from my long day at Revvy. - I did check out the Jitsie videos from the World Round in Spain - a mixture of natural and man made hazards.  It was Toni coming out on top once again so no surprises there, but young Beta rider  Aniol Gelabert -   Did well to take the Trial 2 Class. and Emma managed to beat out Laia on Day number two.

Britain’s Toby Martyn still leads this Championship for Jordi’s TRS Team.
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Adam Raga is runner up again to the amazing Toni Bou.

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This is Emily trying hard in her first Trial on the Outlaw Beta SS 300. - Check out that nice Wulf riding gear - (boots still to arrive in her size.)
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The old guy got in the picture -at  Revvy -  Thanks Marty - Also Leigh Stocks, Emily, Ross & Russ in the group.

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An Outlaw Motorcycle Event at Revvy was in the news on Saturday and got lots of attention - but it was a Harley ride - not our Trial. !!

However, a gal from the Revvy rider’s club did take a few pics out at the quarry for the local paper - it remains to be seen if anything gets published.

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Sunday September 12th 2021

September 12th, 2021

Well, the Revvy /Outlaw Trial went off really great, considering it was such a last minute decision to try and host something  - during a summer from hell. -Kudus to the Revvy Riders Club but in particular main man Florian Schotts who managed to plan a huge loop along with Chris Hrabb, only to have Chris get hurt last week, and throw things onto Flo’s back. - Believe me anybody that has organized aTrial or any other Motorcycle event, knows about the zillion things that need to be done, but little time to do it. — Thanks to Emily Roberts , who stepped up to the plate and did a wonderful job of signing up and  with results - plus  rode in her first ever Trial ( And the only lady) Whoop Whoop !!
Although we had to keep things fairly quiet due to the Covid etc - we had riders from Vancouver, Ymir, Summerland,- Kelowna -  Medicine Hat, Sherwood park,-  as well as  our usual crew from the Shuswap

It was fantastic to see our old friends again after almost a year - more than that for some.  It was also great to see some new faces giving the sport a try. - I would add that jumping into any new sport  is difficult, we just hope that we make all newcomers feel welcome so they want to come back. - ( Don’t forget you need to hand in your score card - even if you didn’t finish - it saves organizers searching the bush half the night looking for you)
Here are a few pics I took. - Although  I didn’t  get to many sections - if you think I might have a shot of you - and would like a large scale  image - shoot me an email.
Florian - “Well I thought this would be a neat line “  yes he’s on an Xtrack.

Then we have Taffy shouting to me “what the F”  - but thanks for coming buddy from Sherwood Park

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And here we have one of the young Bustin lads - doing his folks proud by grabbing a 2nd spot at Revvy.

And this is Chris showing that those Thumpers sure do grip.  especially on ramps.  Rumor is he is taking resume’s for catchers.

And finally here is our Emily. who stepped into the  spot and looked after sign in  - results and also rode her first ever Trial - she entered the inter class - which was I thought a bit too tough for her - but she ended up smiling - and for sure she is not a gal to ignore a Challenge - Did you know that she has ridden big bikes all across Canada - up to Alaska - ??  Read about Emily in Motorcycle Mojo Mag - It’s Canadian Eh!!

>>  Did you notice that Emily is wearing the latest Wulf Trials gear ? - unfortunately we did  not have her boot size for this promo shot, - - We did load a ton of stuff  - Gear - pants - shirts - boots - gloves  and yes we did have those elusive parts  on the van like at most western Canadian Trials . - Can I slip in a selfless commercial. and say that the outlaw van has been the only one at most Trials events for the past decade?  - maybe 40 years!!
We don’t care what you ride - as long as you ride - if we can help- we will - most times it won’t cost you a dime.

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Saturday September 11th 2021

September 11th, 2021

Although the events on this date 20 years ago, were too horrific to imagine - I, like many others, remember turning on the TV that day and seeing the hijacked jet liners, slamming into the New York Trade Center.  That day will haunt not only the families of the people who lost loved ones, but also the Governments who turned a blind eye to the Saudi involvement, that was hinted at in later years.
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But today we will concentrate on a happier event - namely the first Trial we have been able to host this year, due to the Pandemic and Forest Fires. - Yes it’s the Revvy Outlaw . - and it all starts at the Revvy riders MX Track at 8-9am today for sign up. -

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This is a great shot of Jordi back in his hey day - that TR 34 sold a lot of Betas.
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Another ex Trials rider but under his Enduro bike - Cody ended up with a damaged wrist and will be out of action for a while.

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After spending a lot of time loading the van yesterday - I grabbed lunch & clicked onto UTube to watch the Jitsie video of the Spanish Practice - which you can see here >>  https://bit.ly/3jZE74j

Although it’s great to see this coverage, really the only part I enjoyed was the clip of Dougie riding the section. - the rest was all a bunch of noise and bikes everywhere hopping over rocks, and the young couple doing the commentating stand no chance trying to be heard, especially as they are wearing a mask. - However better than nothing I guess.   Early scores show Bou leading after lap 1 -Busto & Raga close behind. - Laia Sanz in Ladies. leading Emma.
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I am out the door at the crack of dawn today - see you at Revvy.!!

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Friday September 10th 2021

September 10th, 2021

OK tomorrow is our first Trial for 2021 and it’s at Revelstoke BC - It’s a one day only, but camping is available across from the MX Track.  The Trial will be on the easy side with the Fun aspect in mind for everybody who has been house bound all year due to Covid and Wild fires.
This will be called the Outlaw Trial - which started in 1986 at the East Kelowna venue, it moved to Summerland for 25 years, then after a couple of events at Greenstone Mountain near Kamloops - the Trial was hosted in Scotch Creek . -

I sometimes reflect on the fact that this Trial was just an idea I had for a weekend event back in 1986 to run Vintage bikes for free on the Saturday followed by modern bikes on Sunday. - little did I know how this event would catch on. I really have to thank the new organizers who have picked up the torch, because old age makes it impossible for me to hike around setting up the traditional sections which I based this original idea on. -

Also I need to thank some of the people who were my 2nd buddy in setting up these ( I found it best to just have one helper) - Barry of course was right in there, for all the early years - others were - Paul Grundy - Adrian - Freddy - Krash - Paul- Marcus, and of course our dear friend Peter Brown, - There are likely others that helped and my old mind forgot so please forgive me if you were one who helped during those first 25 years. - You helped to establish a Canadian Trials event that I think ranks with the best.
The Revvy location was home to the WTC National on a couple of occasions - so the boys know how to set things up - plus they have miles of trails to use that link a variety of sections - in fact you could call these events the ultimate trail ride and based on the original idea of the sport which started in the UK back in 1904.

Note: - Sign up at the Revvy Riders MX track at 8-9am - masks must be worn at sign up and full address and ph number written CLEARLY on the waiver form. You will be asked if you have been vaccinated, against Covid 19.

Please have cash ready $30 which covers insurance as well for the day. Any extras (if any) will be advised at sign up. ( Remember we are entering a new era with no free WTC Insurance)
For those not familiar with the area, the Revvy track is located on the Westside road - turn North at the traffic lights  on  the Westside of the main Hiway bridge in town. Head up that road past the turning for Glacier Lodge until you get to the track - you will see the free camping spot  just to your right as you approach the gravel.     ( Not sure if Flo will have this flagged)
We do not expect a large crowd as the Revvy Club have had to put this together last minute because of Covid and also could not advertise it on social media because of possible issues, finger pointing by idiots -   Florian and Chris are the main guys  with help from Emily and hopefully our regular score keepers.

Having ridden this area many times, I have great faith in the Club’s ability to host first class events, please do your part to help in these very uncertain times, so that we can continue using this location in the future.

For New riders - here is an example of a Revvy section - no you don’t have to jump from rock to rock - or hit 10 foot walls in 3rd gear - We will leave that to the World Trials guys.
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Yesterday I had new tires put on my  van - still going strong and amazing to think that I used to spend each and every week on the road  for over 30 years - now I rarely go as far as Kelowna. - I have to smile when people stop by for parts etc and see my old van parked on the side rusting away - their faces are a picture, when I tell them that I bought it new in 1993 and parked it when it had over 2 million k on the clock - and yes I always ran Opti 4 - otherwise I would have been changing oil every two weeks.

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Happy birthday to Jordi - a brilliant World Champion and now a brilliant Trial bike Manufacturer.

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Thursday September 9th 2021

September 9th, 2021

Well after three months of being a couch potato - I finally got out to Revvy yesterday, and spent about 2 + hours riding with Emily around the trails which will be used on Saturday for the Outlaw Trial - It was wonderful to be out in the fresh air, with a sprinkling of rain to make things perfect. - Emmy was on the Beta SS which she will ride in her first Trial, while I took the estart TRS - - We took quite a few pics so here  are some of them..

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You can tell by Emily’s smile that she enjoyed her ride on the Super Smooth Evo.

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Tomorrow I will be loading the van - soooo - if you need something - let me know as I’m not taking a lot. - I will have boots for Russ and Pete - plus other parts - levers - brake pads etc - some riding gear.

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The answer to the Wednesday quiz - Irishman Rob Crawford - Brett & Harlow got it.

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youtube.com Battle of the Prospectors 2021 At the beginning of September, we made the journey out to Murdochville, Quebec to race in the Battle of the Prospectors hard enduro. (https://www.battleofthe…

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