ttspud Posted November 24, 2021 Author Report Share Posted November 24, 2021 (edited) 9 hours ago, Stomp said: As a very casual pre 65 rider I really don't know the rules Well, no-one really does, it changes from club to club, event to event. There really are no rules these days. You can, if you have an ACU handbook of the right kind, find them I think (and they did put modified bikes into a Specials class, which the rules here avoid), but it won't matter because clubs don't enforce them anyway. And that all started a long time ago (the non-enforcement) with the switch to the Miller series, for various reasons. So, don't worry, you are not alone, and really it does not matter for the modified bikes anyway, but it would be nice to try to help and keep those riding your dad's type 'proper' bikes in events both for riders and for others to see/hear/enjoy. That is what I would like to see. 9 hours ago, Stomp said: He would laugh at us ,he called Spanish bikes plastic and cubs and bantams no better than pushbikes , Yes, he would. It is funny watching the old footage of blokes fighting the big old bikes through mud and hills and rocks, falling off, getting back on, fighting, fighting. Then you watch the typical modern classic trial, and it is often much more gentle (rider ages a little different often!), easy bikes, easy courses, a little dab, avoiding a pebble that you had chosen to miss during your section analysis, still good fun but totally different. I think that is probably why the Talmag is still so popular, because it still retains the old-style type of course, big, wide, long sections, set out specifically for the big bikes. I am glad you are enjoying classic trials, that is what it is for, and always was. I would like to see your fathers bikes remain relevant and being able to still enjoy competing, which is what this discussion is for, so many have been lost. Anyway, good post indeed. Edited November 24, 2021 by ttspud Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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