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About jimmyl

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  • Birthday 05/15/1965

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  1. 6kg maybe an issue if you are trying to flick and hop but ride up a stream or on more natural section and it is no disadvantage at all. Possible a benefit as C of G is low to help balance. Probably why they are popular with older riders riding more traditional trials. Also why you see a few riders switching to a Mont for the SSDT then selling after or for the Scott - knowing it will finish (even if the rider doesn't) A 5 year old Mont is more durable than a 5 year old light 2 stroke - hence better resale value.
  2. Trials Training Wales -hire bikes, coaching and gear for those that need it. All done by volunteers so cost is minimum.
  3. has something new happened - been ongoing for a long while???
  4. Play nice Children!! Think its been 1st gear on Yam monos, Mont 315 and 4rt for majority of SSDT sections -even Garbh bhein. Think only camasnocroise - on peninsula starting from the road was 3rd flat out Accurate lines with sharp acceleration I think is the trick even on early days.
  5. Interesting survey highlighted on BBC news web site regarding health benefits of just exercising on weekends The Survey showed that in comparison to those who didn't exercise at all the, people that did some kind of physical activity showed a lower risk of dying from cancer and from cardiovascular disease. "Weekenders", who do all their exercise on one or two days of the week, were found to lower their risk of dying from CVD by 41% and cancer by 18%, compared with the inactive. Those who exercised regularly on three or more days per week reduced their risks by 41% and 21%. Even the "insufficiently active" lowered their risk by a significant amount - 37% and 14%, the researchers said, writing in an article published online in JAMA Internal Medicine. As a guide to How much physical activity should you do - NHS Choices and Public Health England advise People aged 19-64 should try to do: at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity, such as cycling or fast walking every week, and strength exercises (such as lifting weights) on two or more days a week that work all the major muscles Or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity, such as running or a game of singles tennis every week, and strength exercises on two or more days a week that work all the major muscles Or a mix of moderate and vigorous aerobic activity every week, such as two 30-minute runs plus 30 minutes of fast walking, and strength exercises on two or more days a week that work all the major muscle Trials I'm sure satisfies at least some or all of that criteria With the onset of "fitbits" etc would be interesting to compare a trial to a Gym work out etc So if you ride big hill climbs on a pre - 65 and are not very good then by the time you walk the section, walk back up to where you have fallen off and then pick up a big lump of Iron then definitely qualifies you!!! Trouble is we will all have bad knees, bad backs and arthritis from winter days out on our bikes
  6. 2006 rode ssdt on 315 mont, brother was on 4rt. i ran out twice , he smiled while he had 5 mins more at the petrol stop waiting for me to turn up. Would also suggest fuel injection is more economical especially compared to a beta which put 40% direct onto the floor through overflow😇
  7. Honda have been using Montesa to test this for the last 5 years plus. Called Technology - once - nobody - is - balancing - on - unit They have been using the acronym T,O.N.I.B.O.U
  8. Screw is an air bleed I think. worth cleaning now and again
  9. The last few years I have insured my road legal trials bikes with specialist insurance companies that provide cover during a competition on the road. Most std bike insurance exclude this. With the ACU now providing insurance to cover the Road Traffic Act requirements as part of the entry fee is it necessary to go with the specialist firms or is standard road cover ok for TPF&T when not competing and for cover when going to a trial and when at home. Difference is about £140 per year so worth considering. Any thoughts or experiences
  10. 2psi and 10 miles on the road flat out!! Seems to work after ssdt. Break a west Wales mans heart to chiuck them out !!!
  11. I heard she was a lovely lassie as well!!! He must of been barking mad to get involved
  12. New meaning to having a woolly jumper fior xmas
  13. Stop horsing around!!
  14. I bet they have new full thickness heavy brake pads as well -tut tut