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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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Congratulations Ian you are a excellent rider young man <216
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congrat Jan :thumb :thumb

my guess: no fire is making it easier to Winn :ban


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Nice one Ian :grin:
I did wave at you as you passed us at Tipley restart.
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Top skills Ian!
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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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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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Congratulations! That is a long day.
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FranktheWelder wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:44 pm Congratulations! That is a long day.
Thanks FtW

That was the only off-road riding I managed all last year! The MCC (The MotorCycling Club) only run three events per year

January 2020 Exeter Trial - ran
April 2020 Lands End Trial - cancelled
October 2020 Edinburgh Trial - cancelled
January 2021 Exeter Trial - cancelled
April 2021 Lands End Trial - already cancelled

This should mean my BSA Victor should be fully rebuilt, all those little modifications I was going to do should be complete and it should have been polished to within an inch of its life...

Alas not! <216

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Maybe on fire 🥸🥸🥸
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Barry Creary wrote: Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:04 pm Maybe on fire 🥸🥸🥸
Started up my Hodna Bros with the garage door shut today (too cold outside). Only ran on one until the second cylinder chimed in accompanied by a sheet of flame out of the can. Never done that before, marginally alarming!

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Ian Hingley wrote: Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:26 pm a sheet of flame out of
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