The trials turn-out was a bit sparse -
people were attending to storm damage maybe. Since I didn’t shoot any
stills, Andrew Haydock has kindly provided
these excellent shots. I was on a video kick instead, preparing to go
to the Off Centre Rally 2008. When I wasn't marking, I tried honing my
dirt skills with some
tight turning on my R1200R - it's surprisingly nimble.
But we had good fun, with Rocket Ronnie providing good humour with his antics in particular. He got way out of line in this section but tried to correct the XL175's path by throwing a wheelstand and jumping a log back into the correct spot.
Wendy was so delighted at her first
attempt at a trial that she was heard to be screaming as she went
through this section.
A special award for Best Crossing of a Log on a BMW went to Peter Moyle on a R90S who attempted to leap a log from the advanced section for fun, and ended up flat on his back in the paddock laughing instead.
Results and barby time: first Advanced was Ross Haydock (standing) on Robson’s Yamaha TY175, Andrew’s nephew. First Standard was Andrew Haydock on a Postie Honda, First Lady was Wendy Walden on the same Postie Honda.