Logan River Club Sign-on day at Gap Creek Farm 22/3/2015
Written by Logan River MCC   
Sunday, 29 March 2015 19:24

With our first event of 2015 cancelled due to extreme weather conditions, for this event we were lucky to have cool weather, making a very enjoyable day of Trialsport. The property was in good shape and yielded many good sections designed by the LRMTC crew. We decided to do do 3 x laps of 10 x sections, many of the riders took the oportunity to test the harder lines in the sections once they had completed thier laps, showing good spirit and enthusiasm.

The results-

Red Line A grade- 1st Isaac Luft 18 pts, 2nd Mark James 25, 3rd Jim Reed 37, 4th Richard Kent 54

Yellow Line B grade- 1st Andrew Atkinson 27 pts, 2nd Dan Atkinson 33, 3rd Brian Ball 39

Blue Line C grade- 1st Andrew Mc D/Smith 0, 2nd Ryan Derrick 3, 3rd Les Hellyar 4, 4th Mike Frith 5, 5th Paul Moore 7, 6th Harry VanDijk 11, 7th Sam Rogers 11, 8th Evan Hunter 13, 9th Whitney Luft 14, 10th Crawford Pirie 14, 11th Zac Reed 18, 12th Damon Derrick 19, 13th Shawn James 64

White Line Clubperson- 1st Joe Luft 0, 2nd Ian Rogers 1, 3rd Adina Reed 2, 4th Peter Alford 10 (best beard award), 5th Paul Walsh 11, 6th Peter Gately 15, 7th David Lamb 27, 8th Robert Turner 28, 9th Jack Turner 21, 10th Victor Skilton 34, 11th Owen Norton 36, 12th Gavin Norton 37

David Neal, Patrick Whitfield, Denys Reed, Neil Englund and Russell Flack are listed as non-finishers. Results were calculated by LRMTC competition secretary, Lisa Turner.

by Richard Kent

Connor Hogan set for a huge 2015
Written by Matt Langtree   
Friday, 27 March 2015 21:42


Connor Hogan is getting set for a huge season in 2015. Once again Connor will be riding under “Team H” banner in 2015 aboard his brand new 2015 Gas Gas Pro 125cc “Racing” Model. The team have an exciting schedule this season competing not only around Australia but also in Europe. Connor will compete at the 2015 EM Youth Trials Championships. This series is held over 3 rounds; Italy (April 11), Belgium (August 15) & Switzerland (August 22). The series is for riders under the age of 16 as of the 1st January and would be the last year that Connor would be eligible to compete.

Back in Australia the big event of the year that Connor’s main focus will be the Australian Trial Championship which is going to be held in late August at Pacific Park, Connor will be competing in either the Junior or Youth Category. Connor’s season in South Australia will be somewhat disturbed by his trips to Europe which will make it unlikely for him to defend his SA T.R.O.Y Series or
SA “Star” Award. However he intends to compete in the Victorian Moto Trials Series, Queensland Moto Trials Title and the SA Moto Trials Championship.

Connor has scheduled 10 South Australian events, 3 overseas events and 5 interstate events which is going to be a full on season, but hopefully with reward!

Dunlop Trials Tyre SALE
Written by Paul Arnott   
Friday, 27 March 2015 09:23

D803-TRIALS-COMPETITIONFamous tyre manufacturer Dunlop produced the D803 trials tyre in 2005. It has been a stalwart of the sport since that date, and these tyres work well on all surfaces giving exception grip and durability.

The Hell Team have Dunlop D803 front and rear trials tyres at huge discounts for a short time only.

D803 rears 4.00 x 18, Usually $175, now $135

D803 fronts 2.75 x 21  Usually $115, now $85

Go to: LINK  for more information.

Motorcycling Australia — Elite Performance Academy announced
Written by Matt Langtree   
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 19:37

motorcycling-australiaMotorcycling Australia (MA) is pleased to announce the launch of its new Elite Performance Academy (EPA).

The initiative, which will supersede the previous Australian Institute of Sport-based program, is set to involve the nation’s top young riders from all disciplines.

Speaking about the EPA, National Development Officer Laurence Miller said it will be purely invitational; with selected riders invited to participate in the first phase of the program on the Gold Coast from June 12-14, 2015.

A selection process will then take place to determine the first intake of the inaugural Elite Performance Academy squad, who will then be invited to an advanced follow-up camp in September.

“This is an extremely exciting announcement in regards to the development of our elite motorcycling talent in Australia,” Miller said.

'Basket Cases' Twinshock/Classic Forum reaches 100K view milestone
Written by Matt Langtree   
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 12:07


Trials Australia Forums, the discussion boards for the Trials Australia website has reached a major milestone recently. The "Basket Cases" thread, originally started by Greg Harding on July 16th, 2009 has just passed 100,000 views. The TA forums set up in June 2003 by Keith Jobson to bring Australian Trials enthusiasts together, has received an average of 2000+ posts per year since 2009 and had 400+ active users posting in 2014 and has grown to include many regular international contributors.

We have taken this opportunity to highlight Basket Cases, which can be a bike reduced to parts needing a Basket home or can be a Bike being built from scratch with parts from other Bikes. 

Greg Harding writes...
Firstly I would like to thank everyone who has contributed, certainly there has been help from friends old and new. 

People often ask why I ride old bikes so I suppose I should share a little about myself and my Trials story, like most things I do it is a little backwards. Having always been fascinated with all things with wheels, Trials came much later in life with 40 being a major turning point and change in lifestyle. I decided to start riding Trials, joined a club, looked at classes and being 40, Greybeards, now Veterans was an obvious choice. No one told me that I needed to get accredited in lower grades until much later.

Glenmaggie Easter Trial
Written by Winesy   
Monday, 23 March 2015 21:22

Just a reminder to get your entries in before this coming weekend to avoid paying late entry fees.

Paying via eftpos sure make it easy. See entry form.

Anybody that pre-enters and cannot turnup will have their full entry refunded.

1/2 price entry for 1 day observing and 1 day ride is an option.

2015 Glenmaggie Easter Trial Supp Regs

2015 Glenmaggie Easter Trial - Entry Form and Supp Regs-FRONT PAGE

2015 Sherco South Australian Women's Cup/2015 Barossa Unique Tours Diener/Holmes Sidecar Trophy
Written by Matt Langtree   
Monday, 23 March 2015 20:18


Please find attached the sup regs for the 2015 Mountain Man Moto Trial, which will be run as the;
2015 Sherco South Australian Women's Cup
2015 Barossa Unique Tours Diener/Holmes Sidecar Trophy

Also happening at this event will be the following;
A Saturday MSA Gas Gas Motos JDP Coaching Day, with the emphasis on girls & women riders - and sidecars! (More exciting details on this to be announced soon)
A Saturday night dinner at the Keyneton MCC Clubrooms - across the road from the trial - pre-order forms on sup regs
Camping around the Clubrooms available - with toilet facilities
The Diener/Holmes will run as an INTERCLUB event - so a $60.00 one event comp licence will get you a ride for the win!

OSET Challenge Round 1 with the Manly Warringah MCC Trial
Written by Matt Langtree   
Monday, 23 March 2015 20:11


Note: This is a MNSW Sanctioned event so you need to have a Motorcycling Australia License to compete.
Sign-up from 08:30 - 09:30am 
Cost is $25 for Juniors and $35 for Seniors
10:00am Start Riding

Give it a whirl, we are planning minimum of 5 OSET Sections, and will be doing 5 rounds of these, learn and improve as you go!

Plan is to do 3 rounds then have some lunch and charge the bikes at the OSET charge station, Pacific Park Canteen will be open!!
Then head out for the last 2 rounds!

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