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Old 11-18-2010, 11:31 AM   #31
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Fourstoke Finale?

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With Toni Bou's 4 World Championships however it might have to be updated!

To Tommy Sandham's credit however, he was insightful enough to add a question mark to the title!

Perhaps a new chapter and updated "changing of the guard" picture with
Eddie Lejuene and Toni Bou...just like this one with Sammy Miller (with Ariel HT) and Eddy's Honda from Fourstroke Finale?

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Old 11-24-2010, 08:47 AM   #32
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Perhaps a new chapter and updated "changing of the guard" picture with Eddie Lejuene and Toni Bou...just like this one with Sammy Miller (with Ariel HT) and Eddy's Honda from Fourstroke Finale?
Next Chapter...!

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Old 11-24-2010, 01:54 PM   #33
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Haven't seen this one posted yet. Robin Perry copyright 1975.
(I also have Bernies book, it's in even worse shape as it's been loaned out so many times)

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Old 11-24-2010, 03:53 PM   #34
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Old 11-27-2010, 08:09 PM   #35
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I'm a hopeless addict of them. There's always a 'never again' moment at about 3 a.m. but this tends to get forgotten when the entry forms for the next event come out.

The overnight ones referred to in the link are technically quite straightforward but due to the endurance factor (weather, time, distance) and scoring system it's quite easy to turn an award winning ride into a 'nice day/night out'.

Great thing about them is you can use just about any bike with some off-tarmac capability - see the entry list for the Edinburgh Trial I just did.

There's also lots of more technically challenging long distance trials with entries full of small dual-sports - link to the site of an active LDT club.
Am I the only person in the U. S. interested in LDT? I rode the Ute Cup once and while it was the most fun trial I've ever ridden I'd really like to see an event like the ones held in the U. K.

Oh, and just so no one says I'm hijacking the thread I have Clean to the Finish and all three of Don Morley's books on trials bikes. I had the one on classic four-stroke trials bikes out and re-reading it yesterday. I agree with Mr. Morley in that this was trials' greatest era and I'd love to see a return to a time where you ride your bike to a long-distance trial, compete and then ride home again (hijack attempt #2).
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Old 12-26-2010, 08:39 PM   #36
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Just seen on e-bay

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Old 11-05-2011, 09:20 AM   #37
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to anyone interested: saw the Don Smith book on e-bay( ride it )
hardcover also
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:53 PM   #38
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Neat thread.Had to dig thru the storage area to find these.I haven't been active in the trails dept for yrs.
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:25 AM   #39
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Back in my early days, this book was known as "The Bible" or "Bernie's Bible".

We used to watch Teirry Michould (sic) video - Technique Du Trial over and over, fascinated with his floater turns.
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Old 11-11-2011, 01:39 PM   #40
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I have one of those...very good read. Very intresting how different trials riding styles evolved.
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Old 11-12-2011, 04:44 PM   #41
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For bonus points, what bike is Bernie riding off that waterfall?

Lane Levitt still rides and operates a stunt company. His wife Debbie Evans also still rides, she is very good and has a neat trick where she stands on her head - on a bike - with a dead engine.
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Old 11-12-2011, 04:58 PM   #42
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AMA mag has a write up on debbie this mo.
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Old 11-19-2011, 01:20 PM   #43
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Finding this section on ADV got me looking back through the library to see some of the "oldies but goodies" that are buried from way back.

The first book I came across was this. The "must have" for all 1970's trials riders.


I have the same book, great collector's item.
I bought it back in the mid '70s when I bought a Bultaco Sherpa T 250 and started riding trials events.
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Old 03-14-2012, 04:03 AM   #44
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For bonus points, what bike is Bernie riding off that waterfall?

Lane Levitt still rides and operates a stunt company. His wife Debbie Evans also still rides, she is very good and has a neat trick where she stands on her head - on a bike - with a dead engine.
Heck! that's easy! I owned one too.. that's an 83 SWM 350 "Jumbo". People told me it would beat me to death with all of that power and it did... until I watched my first taped National Trials event with Bernie and 2 other guys on SWM Jumbos.. I think it was a National USA Championship event in Colorado. The other guys were bouncing around too but Bernie just seemed to float through the sections so I watched closely to see what was different about his bike and discovered, it wasn't the bike!!! It was his stance and relaxed grip with keen knee adjustments to keep his feet where the foot pegs never got ahead of his boots.

I video taped myself after that and was horrified at how stiff I was clamped to the bike at the boots and hands... After some months of adjustments in my stance and concentration at keeping my boots away from the frame with a softer hand grip, my bike too seemed to float through the rough sections.

Oh yes, I ALSO have Lane Levitt and Len Weed's book.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:04 AM   #45
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Known in the Dutch speaking countries of Europe, don 't know if it 's translated.
The author Toon van Vliet was a journalist of the magazine "Motor".
The book is very informative and historic and a technical guide for trial and off-the-road riders of the 80s.
Still availeble on the used market: ISBN 90226 1308 9





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