ttspud Posted September 7, 2021 Author Report Share Posted September 7, 2021 @Woody. Yes, I appreciate all of that, very true. Most of that point of view comes from talking to riders from southern events, not the NBBC ones since I have not ridden those. The question really is "What harm would there be in including a sub-class?". If the only objection to that would be "how would it be implemented?", then let's talk about that. I do not know if it would help bring original bikes back or keep those that the sport has involved, but it might and it is worth a try, to my mind anyway. It may be that only a handful of trials can provide a scrutineer for checking just 'original' bikes, certainly the main trials can do that. Smaller ones, then don't do that at all if that is the only way, it would not be harming them and other solutions may be found. If it is only a localish trial, then, as self-marking, let riders certify their bikes if that is the only way. There could be other ideas that do not involve organisers at all, such as the more formal registration, something similar to the debate in the first post. Anyway, as I say, I do not mind for myself, I am getting older as we all are, there are only a tiny handful of events that are set up for these bikes near me with any kind of appropriate routes. Other trials, I will use a modern bike instead. I will hand down my bike to younger members of my family who will ride or not, just as my bike has been handed down multiple times already. I would like to see these bikes still ridden, and if a sub-class can be worked out to keep people enjoying them, then great. I think you realise now that it would not be excluding anyone. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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