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  1. Yes stevie but i've been riding scottish trials every year for 35 years so my total is still pretty high.
  2. If the money was put back into develpment and promotion it would. I'm not saying that the SACU of old would be able to deliver that, but if they change into a body that truly fosters and encourages motorcycle sport they could. But if they dont get the chance we will never know.
  3. Does anyone know if there is a scottish dirt bike show on Dec 1/2nd. Someone said it was to be at lanark market but nowt on the web about it and no advertising! If it is on, the organisers need a lesson in PR.
  4. 5 pages of posts! Just shows you the reaction you get when you try to get a couple of quid off a trials rider So we think 'no change' is a result? No wonder trials in scotland is in the state it is.
  5. Steam, you should try riding the Scott. The last thing you care about is getting the wrong score in a section. The organising is Unbelievable, about 80 sections, each with at least two observers, and 80 miles of flagging, all off road. The best one day trial in the world.
  6. Trials is the cheapest form of motorsport in the country, where else can you compete on your bike/car/quad all day for a few quid? An entry fee may go up 4 or 5 quid but its still the best value motorsport you can buy.
  7. stevie well done. really fancy joining you but don't think i could keep up with your 18mph average. - going for 'the tour' next year?? how about doing all six days routes? with some modifications to miss the open moors you could have some cracking rides. got me thinking now...............
  8. when the 'old folks' are at Wrightys talk remember to come along to this - it'll be a great night. http://www.ssdt.org/...big-tent-events and for the rest of the week check out this http://www.ssdt.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=259:events-in-the-tent&catid=1:news&Itemid=14
  9. Brilliant photo number 6 - sums up the day - Adrian Moss flat out on the big triumph with two passengers hanging on for dear life photos
  10. Just want to say a huge thank you for a great weekend - three of us travelled down from Scotland and were made so welcome by everyone. So many good bits (particularly the hilltop tracks looking down over the Cotswolds; chugging through ancient villages; getting up a long muddy track sideways flat out in 2nd while Davy and Ian fell of their bikes laughing; and nearly making it up Camp engulfed in a trail of Castrol R smoke); - the only frustration for me was having a pocketful of duff spark plugs to keep the old bike going - (note to myself don't buy Champion plugs again) - thank you to all who stopped and helped me get going. Not only a superb motorcycle event but topped off by a great social night with some of the best live jazz music i've heard - we had a ball. (and in true Scottish tradition were the last standing at the bar on Sat night) The Club put on a fantastic event and if you weren't there you missed yourself. - be sure to catch it in 2111. Our weekend was topped off with 3 hours 'lost' in the National Motorcycle museum on the way home. A weekend to remember. thanks guys Mark (the guy kicking the1935 Rudge)
  11. And the shuttle bus is FREE
  12. Gordon Jackson is not only going to the SSDT but he is going to RIDE in the event! Yes he is planning to ride the very bike he won on in '61with his famous one dab ride. :- in Sundays parade. More special guests and bikes will be joining him along with the 275 lucky competitors. More details will be announced soon. YOU NEED TO BE THERE.
  13. If the carb is the best part of 40 years old the best thing you can do is replace it with a new one - the bores and slides wear, the needle and needle jet wear - you can get a new concentric for about
  14. Interesting result with a three way tie for o'40 winner all on clean lets hope Gav and his fellow over 40's continue riding these events - it might mean the sections will have to be 'adjusted' accordingly - i might ride some
  15. Sad I know - but total elevation gained (and lost) = 34,164 feet - that's like riding up Mt Everest and back down the other side and then up and down Ben Nevis for afters.
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    Slapshot - can we hold you to this ?
  17. Don't worry - we have some interesting little excursions lined up for you. The problem is at the moment they are all under 12" of frozen snow !! As for getting back from Forest Gate on Tuesday - wait and see - but its not the Corryaraick Pass - that will be under 12 feet of snow at the moment!
  18. in brief 1909 was the first 5 day trial 1910 was the first 6 day trial the Edinburgh & District motor club was formed in 1911 and took over the running of the SSDT - so the first E&DMC SSDT was 1911 the centenary was decided 50 years ago when the club decided to celebrate the 50th aniversary in 1961 and this was continued at its 75th aniversary. so 2011 is the official centenary of the event and also the E&DMClub. hope this helps.
  19. With reference to the post regarding the moving of the SSDT start/finish area - please let us know your view. I must stress that a decision has not been made yet - we are listening !
  20. the location is just off the road up to the leanachan chairlift complex (the one in slapshots post) - it is a new cattlemarket which can have all of the pens stripped out leaving a massive inside space - the adjacent carpark is also very big. if you put this into streetmap it gives the location NN161779 i have a photo if i can work out how to link it to this post
  21. The SSDT organisers are constantly looking forward to the future of the event. One factor that becomes more and more difficult is the management of the West End carpark. This years bad weather highlighted some of the disadvantages with the venue as it must be one of the most exposed start areas in the trials world ! Another major problem is car parking and this has got to the point of detracting from the general competitor and spectator experience. The organisers of the SSDT are currently considering a move to the Lochaber Rural Complex - this location is within a few miles of Fort William (beside Nevis range ski centre) offering under-cover secure facilities for the parc-ferme and traders stalls, a caf
  22. Yup - all sorted for this year though - we had to ease Thursdays sections at Leanachan last year due to the water levels however this year we don't !!!!!!!!!! hopefully this year Thursday at Leanachan will make up for the disappointment last year when we had to pull them out due to the lost fuel wagon ! - if Perce was riding i doubt he'd be feet up
  23. just fallen out with Bennetts they sent me my reminder for renewing my insurance which i thought was a little high so i got some quotes from other brokers - Bennetts renewal price with Zurich as the provider
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