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with a bit of luck after june we will be able to go back to good old english rules and europe can continue to self destruct , ,i even had to explain to a newer rider what a "viney band" is  then found that he had never heard of mr h viney, .` will.

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Oh for the simple days when it was all about making progress, one dab, one point, two dabs or as many as you needed, three points and if the front wheel spindle stopped moving forwards, five.

Sections had as many routes through them as you could find, you'd make your own decision which part you thought would be the best bit to get you through, no flags of various colours pinning you in. Walking the section and picking the route you deemed the best, learning from the better riders what would afford you the best grip..... it was the best of times.

 

I absolutely agree with this one, but would like to know if in the old trials rules 1975 and before it was written something about a loop.

 

Nowadays we have a complete repertoire about rules in every federation or club all over the world, but it seems nobody really knows what the old rules when the "simple days" spen talks about sayed.

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I absolutely agree with this one, but would like to know if in the old trials rules 1975 and before it was written something about a loop.

 

Nowadays we have a complete repertoire about rules in every federation or club all over the world, but it seems nobody really knows what the old rules when the "simple days" spen talks about sayed.

 

Hi greeves,

 

The 'original' rules for the classes in the championship series formulated in 1972 included the following paragraph:

 

"4. FAILURE:

In this series all trials operate as non-stop trials, riders are deemed to have entered a section when the front axle crosses the

'Begins' line and leave the section when the front axle crosses the 'Ends' line. All sections are to be ridden in a natural forward direction, forming a loop to gain a better line of approach within the hazard will be deemed a failure when either wheel crosses the track already ridden.

It is a further requirement that riders attempt to ride the hazards as defined by the Organisers and therefore will be deemed to have failed any section where they cross an imaginary natural line drawn between the side markers of the section, looping out of the section to gain a better line is not allowed."

 

There was occasionally some light-hearted discussion of the location of the 'imaginary natural line' but this was dealt with quite simply by the rule that said the observers ruling was final and any query could only be resolved with a written protest after publication of the results.

 

There never was a protest in the thirteen plus years I was the series coordinator, nor was there ever a tie.

 

 

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