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Exeter Trial 2020

Post by Ian Hingley » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:03 pm

Whilst you were still indulging in the Christmas and New Year festivities, I was competing in the MCC Exeter Trial on my BSA Victor on Saturday 4th January.

Started from the Haynes Motor Museum at Sparkford (my start time 02:13 - yes, riding in the dark and cold!) and finished about 12 hours and 170 miles later in Torquay. Then a 75 mile thrash back to Sparkford to the trailer. The route is mainly on the tiny roads and lanes of deepest rural Somerset and Devon. There are around 15 observed sections, three stop and restarts and three timed speed tests all off-tarmac.

There are 5 classes covering all types of bike from old Brits to modern enduro weapons to Adventure bikes. Over the past couple of years as old age rushes towards me I've dropped down from the 'full on' class to a slightly easier class.

Any issues? Gear lever coming loose on the splines was the biggest one. Need to get that fixed.

How did I do? Cleaned all the sections, did all the stop and restarts and was fastest on the special tests. Won the Class!
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Post by minetymenace » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:07 pm

Way to go Ian! :cool: :ok <935 <038 <122
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Post by Barry Creary » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:05 pm

Congratulations Ian you are a excellent rider young man <216

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Post by beat » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:26 pm

congrat Jan :thumb :thumb

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Post by Grouty » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:01 am

Nice one Ian :grin:
I did wave at you as you passed us at Tipley restart.

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Post by ringding » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:16 pm

Top skills Ian!
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Re: Exeter Trial 2020

Post by Jack Gifford » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:25 am

Congratulations!

I had a victor 441 (not the 'Roadster' in my signature) that was way too fast in first gear for trail/woods riding (stock I think?). Do you run slower gearing than stock?
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Re: Exeter Trial 2020

Post by Mike A » Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:00 pm

We used to go and spectate at Simms many years ago, I've not been back for a while now, maybe I should give it a go, well done on the clean sweep :thumb

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